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Melinda Gates Pledges $560 Million For Contraception 451

theodp writes "Melinda Gates has pledged $560 million as part of a campaign to expand access to contraception for women. From the article: 'The funding commitment was unveiled on Wednesday at the London Summit on Family Planning alongside pledges totaling $4.3 billion from the British government and leaders from African nations wrestling with the health and social problems brought on by high rates of unplanned pregnancy.'"
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Melinda Gates Pledges $560 Million For Contraception

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  • by lightknight (213164) on Thursday July 12, 2012 @03:17AM (#40625607) Homepage

    I know, it's crazy. The Gates's ability to avoid corruption, with that much power, is a skill I am envious of.

    It's like putting a man on the moon. Our kids are going to think it's all fake.

  • Re:False (Score:5, Funny)

    by Theophany (2519296) on Thursday July 12, 2012 @03:42AM (#40625737)
    You forget our lord and saviour....
  • Re:False (Score:4, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 12, 2012 @03:50AM (#40625785)

    You forget our lord and saviour....

    That was just a sampling error.

  • by ciderbrew (1860166) on Thursday July 12, 2012 @04:10AM (#40625869)
    Erm - I don't think not fucking is going to happen. The cause is for most normal people, immutable.
    My TAX money is going towards this. One part of me asks why I have to support this. But the even louder part says, could I really ask as a guy not to fuck because he lives in a poor place with no chance of getting out. Fucking is the only free fun he has. If I have to pay the price of a beer once a year so some people can fuck and not die then I'm really ok with that.
    Here have two beers and fuck her one from me.
  • Charity is a bandaid over the wounds of capitalism.

    The second top-quality quote to originate from an anonymous Slashdotter. Well done AC, you might have gone down in history if you'd posted with an account.

  • by flyneye (84093) on Thursday July 12, 2012 @06:54AM (#40626619) Homepage

    If you're gettng none , you're not doing it right.
    Go to bar, chat up each and every girl that strikes your libido. Ask each and every one a few minutes in, if they'd like to have a drink and a movie back at your place. Don't worry about hearing "NO", you're going to, a lot. But that evening, there will be one who thinks it's a good idea and she knows she's gonna get cocked, she just doesn't want to come right out and ask you, women leave it to you. Your job now, is to apply more alcohol till she will do things she wouldn't normally do. Not too much, or they don't participate well.
    Don't approach this as though you were looking for a life partner, it's a bar, they are just looking for cock, not to marry a drunk. Quit worrying about being very romantic about it. They are there for sex, not love, just like you.
    Can you believe it? They wouldn't let me put this on Wikihow!

  • by XB-70 (812342) on Thursday July 12, 2012 @08:33AM (#40627373)
    Melinda: "Bill, I need some money for contraception."

    Bill: "But, Honey, we already have three kids and we can afford as many more as we'd like."

    Melinda: "It's the masses. They're clogging up the roads."

    Bill: "But, we have helicopters."

    Melinda: "They're breeding like locusts. Soon, there will be nothing left of the planet."

    Bill: "Then, we'll have it all to ourselves."

    Melinda: "No one will be left to by Microsoft products."

    Bill: "Here's 590 Million."

Some programming languages manage to absorb change, but withstand progress. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982