Thursday, June 29, 2006

Talking about Philantrophy

"Warren Buffett, who is worth $44 billion, disclosed plans yesterday to give nearly all of it away, mostly to the world's largest charitable organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. "

This guys are really about changing the world now. They will be changing the face of philantrophy while they are at it.

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/1508.cfm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/25/AR2006062500801.html

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/MellodyHobson/story?id=2118501&page=1

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Philantropy in the news

Angelina Jolie is giving an interview with CNN to raise awareness about World Refugee Day. See an excerpt by clicking the first VIDEO LINK on this page - the link titled "the World should Act." Here is another video with Jolie promoting World Refugee Day.

Meanwhile, last week, Bill Gates announced that he'll be focusing more on work at the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. Here is a related article.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Hey June.

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Jolie-Pitt baby photos now Namibia's most valuable export

Friday, 02 June 2006

The African nation of Namibia has welcomed the birth of Angelina Jolie's baby, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, who will briefly double the country's GDP. Pictures of the child are expected to be worth more than the country's scam email and civil war industries combined. The proud parents say they were attracted to the country's beautiful scenery, rich history of tribal conflict and recently ratified death sentence for paparazzi photography.

060602joliepittAccording to Finance Minister N'kome Ahumgda, the economic good news is proof that his ten year program of corruption has finally paid off. "In the past month, our annual average income has increased from $US200 to US$35 million dollars," he pointed out. "Tourist spending has increased 12000%, and our ‘hot or not' rating has never been better. Now who wants to have a coup?"

He when on to affirm strong ties with new key trading partners NW and Hello! magazine, and thanked the actors for their $370,000 donation to the nation. "This generous gift could give our whole country clean water to drink, or two Mercedes E-Class sedans and a Patek Philippe watch," he said.

Bouyed by the economic turnaround, Mr Ahumgda has since unveiled a bold new vision for his country, abandoning subsistence agriculture in favour of a celebrity child-birth-based economy. The World Bank has reacted with caution, saying it would only finance the plan if the celebrity births were managed by the private sector.

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