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Bill Gates, the president of Microsoft, shakes the hand of the President of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe

I may not be a smart man, but I know a sweetheart land deal when I see one... and I think Bill Gates has a personal interest in purchasing a second home in Colombia as an added investment to his vast portfolio.

What does Bill Gates know about investing in Colombian real estate... learn more about the recently proposed new law submitted to the Colombian congress @ http://medellin-colombia.blogspot.com Yes it is in ENGLISH!

Posted on October 28, 2007


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Oh but Colombia Is to dangerous! Ahhhhhhh I'm getting closer to winning my 10 year bet that Colombia will be over run by gringos rising the price of everything. Story after story.

Posted on October 28, 2007


That's a nice url/site on Medellin.. aside from the stuff on Gates... The Book on Colombian Cooking... and a nice slide show at the bottom left.

Posted on October 28, 2007


Quote: Why is... BILL GATES IN COLOMBIA?

I doubt he is naive enough to believe he won't be CRUCIFIED (figuratively) should he become involved in land deals. Anyway, I think he might have slipped to SECOND most wealthy, behind Carlos Slim,, then again, Microsoft stock was up 12% and AMX was down,, so maybe not but Slim seems to be in solid second ahead of Buffet.

I can see the headlines -United States Steals our land- ,, -Development displaces thousands of natives living in their ancestral homes-,,, -Colombians can't afford to live in their homelands-,, -United States sends it's filthy rich to plunder our land-,, Foreign Developments poison our land and corrupt our people- -Colombia??s RICH are friends of Bill Gates and their minions are bent on destroying the environment, polluting the coast and raping our mother land.

The list is endless. You reap what you sow.

Posted on October 28, 2007


I expect it's related to philanthropy projects.

Posted on October 28, 2007


Quote: I expect it's related to philanthropy projects.

No, it was in May 2007.(five months ago). Microsoft, not the foundation, donated. Got to hook the youngsters on Windows.

http://www.komotv.com/news/microsoft/6592372.html

Posted on October 28, 2007


He is in Colombia because he is providing several thousand computers to schools in poor and rural Colombia. It was announced here in the U.S. about a month ago that Microsoft was doing it's part to assist Colombia. I also believe Bill Gates has stepped down as President and CEO at Microsoft. As in he is retired now! In the December issue of Forbes it lists the top wealthiest 400 in the United States.All are billionaires. It says that Bill Gates earns $190. per second, $11,400 a minute, $685.000 per hour, $16.4 million a day, $500 million a month and six billion this year! Total worth $59 Billion U.S. dollars. Hey Bill, let me hold a dollar till Tuesday!

Posted on October 28, 2007


"I may not be a smart man, but I know a sweetheart land deal when I see one... and I think Bill Gates has a personal interest in purchasing a second home in Colombia as an added investment to his vast portfolio."

lol

Posted on October 28, 2007


Bill has been doing some good stuff the last 2 or 3 years helping carities and small business people and goverments. I wish more billionaires/millionaires around the world would do the same more often.

Posted on October 28, 2007


Let's keep an eye on PBH. Bill is a compulsive internet user, and will probably sign up here on the forum before he makes the move down to Colombia.

--

"Hi, what do you guys know about real estate in Medellin? I'm thinking of buying a couple of Medellin suburbs, which I want to clear away and then use as a building site for my mansion.

Which suburbs should I choose? El Poblado? Sabaneta?

Or do you guys think I should choose some other city for my HQ? Which is better, Bogota, Cartagena? What about safety, and which one has the hotter girls?

By: billg (newbie)"

--

"Hi, I'm thinking about starting a business down in Colombia. I have a lot of business experience in software engineering.

I want to do a project in import/export (mainly export) on a world scale. Working title: Yeyosoft.

Does anyone know an English speaking lawyer who can help me with the investor visa?

By: billg (newbie)"

Posted on October 28, 2007


we should invite Bill to join PBH. Let Mona invite him every body likes Mona, she'd be a good ambassador for PBH

Posted on October 28, 2007


Why?? I wonder also

http://poorbuthappy.com/colombia/post/mr-uribe-kisses-sweaty-gringos-ass/

Posted on October 28, 2007


Its obvious what the greedy imperialist capitalist is up to! Hes looking around to buy a stabbin cabbin!!

Posted on October 28, 2007


hey GIB good one a rich Colombian ....gives the kid washing his car window 200 pesos and feels dam fine about to.....and his contribution is done for the day....tomorrow he might give 400

Posted on October 28, 2007


Gates is up to no good. Hes trying to corner the prepago and stabbin cabbin market.

Posted on October 28, 2007


Gates is sponsoring 12 years old girs at Melgar !!!!!


hehe

On a more serious note, old smart Bill Gates read somewhere that he would get $4000 pesos per dollar anytime this year. Being an early bird himself he is getting ready to cash in.

Posted on October 28, 2007


The guy migth be someone to admire who knows, but to suggest that he will build his software in Wayuu, that is going too far.

Some companies do altruist actions not always for having a good heart but also is for marketing purposes, and for earning a lot on Government contracts. Nothing in life is free.

Posted on October 28, 2007


I think blogs are great for freedom of speech. I also think it allows many to learn from each other. But the sad part is to see some very ignorant comments. I guess you must take the good and the bad.

I dont know what Bill Gates is doing in Colombia but whether its for for personal or business reasons I'm glad he is there. Colombia needs positive exposure. Its a far cry from the 80's and 90's when the only mention of colombia in any media outlet would be to detail some situation involving drugs, crime, murder, and all that other juicy sexy news the media loves.

I hope he is investing. I hope he is donating. I also hope he meets a beautiful woman in colombia as well.

Take care guys.

Posted on October 28, 2007


Damn that Gates foundation, raping the ancestral lands and polluting the coasts. Some wealthy Colombians are gonna need to clean up that mess...

Posted on October 28, 2007


"Some wealthy Colombians are gonna need to clean up that mess..."

funny hahahha...that will be the day

Posted on October 28, 2007


I actually ran into Gates the other day. He and his family were driving around in a minivan. I think it was a Toyota. I thought it was pretty great that the richest (or 2nd richest) man in the world was cruising around in a minivan. I think his friend Warren Buffet may have taught Gates a thing or two about the the value of the common touch.

Posted on October 28, 2007


MitchAlvarez, Right On!

"I think blogs are great for freedom of speech. I also think it allows many to learn from each other. But the sad part is to see some very ignorant comments. I guess you must take the good and the bad.

I dont know what Bill Gates is doing in Colombia but whether its for for personal or business reasons I'm glad he is there. Colombia needs positive exposure. Its a far cry from the 80's and 90's when the only mention of colombia in any media outlet would be to detail some situation involving drugs, crime, murder, and all that other juicy sexy news the media loves.

I hope he is investing. I hope he is donating. I also hope he meets a beautiful woman in colombia as well.

Take care guys."

Don't know who you are but you make a lot of sense!

Welcome and thanks for your comment!!

Posted on October 28, 2007


Hmm... do you pollute the coast? Are you trying to steal ancestral lands?

Posted on October 28, 2007


Morphus, your comment was very on the target as well!

"He' s still doing more for Colombia than most Colombians."

Thanks!

Posted on October 28, 2007


You are welcome, I like Aguilas!

Posted on October 28, 2007


Quote: He' s still doing more for Colombia than most Colombians.

The articles on the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation indicate he is NOT doing much in Colombia. Maybe NOT much is more than more?

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/default.htm. Do a search on the word Colombia.

Oh,, the foundation is helping Canadian Poor, tired, masses huddled under thick layers of blankets inside their igloos.

http://tinyurl.com/2gzx5x

What's Microsoft doing? Who knows, but I'd bet any requests are referred to the foundation,, kind of like saying --I gave at the office--

PS: Watch out !!!! I see the foundation is backing Frankenfood. Sneaky!!!

Posted on October 28, 2007


The article was then and now he is in Colombia.

Posted on October 28, 2007


Quote: The article was then and now he is in Colombia.

Who says Gates is in Colombia? He might get his brains blown out !!!

Plus oil is almost $93 per barrel, might mean airfares will be out of reach.

Posted on October 28, 2007


Do you know where he is now? If you do let me know.

Posted on October 28, 2007


Quote: Do you know where he is now? If you do let me know.

Played online bridge with him today,, but you know old Bill, could be anywhere. Maybe he has a personal GPS tracking system? I'll ask.

Posted on October 28, 2007