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Farmer Green Bill Gates. Listen, you capitalist laggards!

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DES MOINES, IOWA - Nouveau Riche Farmer Green Bill Gates on Thursday, 15 October, called on the wealthy people and the rich countries of the world to invest more millions on the millions of poor farmers of Africa, Asia and America.

He isn't talking, but I'm sure it's his latest application of his own innovative idea he calls Creative Capitalism. (I've written about it earlier; see my 'Bill Gates, Nobel Prize for Economics 2008!',' October 2008, americanchronicle.com). I've been using Microsoft applications since I can remember 'Alpha' (Word 1); I've been following up his career and software for better or for worse. If I know Bill Gates from his Microsoft days, he's trying to program it as the industry standard.

Putting his money where his mouth is, Bill Gates gets 5 stars from me, a critic of capitalism - and Microsoft. He announced that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was granting a total of $120 million to 9 pro-poor farmer green…

ShelterBox. Australia, You Light Up My Life!

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LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA – After a disaster, ShelterBox gathers people, shelters, warms, comforts and lends them dignity and, surprise: It glows? From out of that green box has come this gray domed tent, and here it glows in this beautiful, cloudy afternoon at 1628 hours of Tuesday, 06 October above Tadlac Lake, near the University of the Philippines Los Baños, below legendary Mount Makiling and above historic Laguna Bay some 50 km south of humbled Manila in the Philippines. They have been distressed by the fury of Ketsana. Yellow for hope. Thank God for the green ShelterBox!

Inside the domed tent, wrapped around that glow, you can also see the soft glow in the faces of the women, the glow of hope, the glow of renewed enthusiasm for life. The light. Isn’t it enough to fill everyone’s heart? I'm a stranger here, and it certainly fills mine.

Now then, further thinking out of the box, I would like international star Charice of the Philippines with her gift of song to sing for the refugees of…