I’ve been guilty of the sin of ♥ing Schadenfreude for a long time, but these smears by innuendo (in many cases) tickle my innards purple. I’d been trying a 2 Photos Caption Contest for fun to deflect a bit from the current troubling zeitgeist.
‘Melinda Gates ‘warned’ husband Bill about meeting sex predator Jeffrey Epstein, divorce reportedly ‘not friendly’ – reports’, 7 May, 2021
“It’s not clear why Gates’ meeting with Epstein in 2013 was so objectionable when their earlier gatherings had apparently gone down without any drama, though it’s doubtful that Melinda would have wanted to make a scene in a room with her husband and several business prospects. Gates and Epstein have a history dating back into the 1990s, according to an Evening Standard article from January 2001 that – while focusing on Prince Andrew’s own relationship with Epstein – also mentioned the financier as someone to whom he had entrusted “many millions”.
While the article is no longer easily searchable online, the MintPress News obtained a copy in 2019. Archives like the Wayback Machine also retain copies.
The Gates/Epstein relationship is all but impossible to deny under those conditions, particularly given his appearance in the flight logs of the pedophile’s ‘Lolita Express’ private jet. Gates traveled on the jet from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey to Palm Beach, Florida, logs show.
Despite the metric tons of rumors online, Gates and his PR team have insisted the billionaire never had any connections with Epstein at all aside from philanthropy.”
‘Bill Gates stepped down from Microsoft board after company launched probe into affair with female staffer – media’, RT.com, Ma7 17, 2021
“Citing people familiar with the matter, the paper said that Gates was asked to vacate his seat in March 2020 after an extramarital relationship he had with a staffer became the subject of a company probe. He had been re-elected to the board just three months prior. Explaining his decision, Gates released a statement at the time saying that he wanted to focus on his philanthropic endeavors, adding that he would continue to act as an adviser to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. He also resigned his position on the board of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the conglomerate run by fellow billionaire businessman Warren Buffett.
But according to the Journal, there were more scandalous reasons behind Gates’ departure. In late 2019, members of the Microsoft board were reportedly alerted to a letter from a female employee who detailed a relationship she had with the software mogul, and also demanded changes to her job at the company. She allegedly requested that Gates’ now-estranged wife, Melinda French Gates, also read her letter detailing the purported affair. Board members tasked with looking into the matter hired a law firm to investigate possible misconduct. As more details came to light, the company’s leadership feared that the relationship between Gates and the female staffer had been “inappropriate,” the paper reported. Board members also reportedly raised concerns about Gates’ dealings with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Gates is said to have stepped down before the board made a formal ruling on the matter. […]
The claim about his hidden motive for leaving the company comes amid a string of reports about Gates’ personal life leading up to his recent divorce. According to the Daily Beast, Gates allegedly sought marriage advice from Epstein during multiple visits to his Manhattan townhouse between 2011 and 2014. Gates reportedly told the infamous ‘financier’ that his marriage to Melinda was “toxic.” During their chats, the billionaire allegedly also suggested that he could help Epstein “rehabilitate his image” following his 2008 conviction for soliciting a minor for prostitution. The infamous sex offender allegedly killed himself in August 2019 while awaiting his trial at a federal jail in Manhattan. He had been arrested a month earlier and charged with sex trafficking.”
OTOH, a spoilsport: ‘I never thought I’d feel sorry for Bill Gates, but the media’s pro-Melinda propaganda has again proved rich men should NEVER marry’, Peter Lloyd, RT.com, May 18, 2021
(Great opening followed by ass-kissing):
“The couple’s separation was only recently announced, but the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Daily Mail are already assassinating Bill’s character. Impartial journalism? Not a chance, just more media misandry.
He is also one of the world’s most powerful men, a highly respected philanthropist and a long-standing resident of the Forbes Rich List (with an estimated fortune of $128.3 billion, no less). “
(followed by an homage to his Supreme Gawdliness…)
‘Gates’ Divorce Prompts Scrutiny of His Past, Ties With Epstein & Clinton Foundation, Analyst Says’, May 25, 2021, sputnik news, Ekaterina Blinova
“Does the End Justify the Means?
The first meeting between Gates and Epstein came in 2011, three years after the infamous financier pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution from an underage girl, became a registered sex offender and later spent 13 months in jail, according to Business Insider.
One might wonder as to why Bill Gates turned a blind eye to Epstein’s reputation, notes Charles Ortel, a Wall Street analyst and investigative journalist.” […]
“The Daily Beast suggested on 18 May that Gates turned a blind eye to Jeffrey Epstein’s sex crimes conviction apparently because wanted the well-connected financier to help him secure the Nobel Peace Prize.
“He [Gates] thought that Jeffrey would be able to help him, that he would know the right people, or some kind of way to massage things, so he could get the Nobel Peace Prize, which is what Bill wants more than anything else in the world,” a former Gates Foundation employee said, as quoted by the media outlet. “I think he was ultimately disappointed it didn’t work out.”
Furthermore, Norwegian business newspaper DN reported in October 2020 that Gates and Epstein travelled to Strasbourg in 2013 and met with Thorbjørn Jagland, a former Norwegian prime minister who was at that time the chairman of the Nobel committee. However, a Gates representative has denied that the tech magnate had campaigned for the Nobel Prize in any way.
Jeffrey Epstein was not the only “bad guy” Bill Gates was hanging out with: he had also maintained close ties with Rajat Kumar Gupta, a former director of management consultancy firm McKinsey & Company (from 1994 to 2003). Gupta was charged with insider trading in 2012 and spent two years in jail. Earlier he served as an advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.”
Then these headings:
Cooperation With the Clinton Foundation
Gates’ Past is Haunting Him
(cross-posted at caucus99percent.com)