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Facebook's Zuckerberg will give away 99% of shares to good causes

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015 - 09:52 UTC
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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan say they will give away 99% of their shares in the company to good causes as they announce the birth of their daughter Max. Zuckerberg made the announcement in a letter to Max on his Facebook page. Read full article


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  • The Voice

    And… these are an example of evil capitalists according to Brarsehole and similar mentally challenged loonies. And they stand alongside Lord Nuffield, Nobel, Bill Gates and the Sage of Omaha. All people who have built massive wealth through their personal efforts and use it to advance equality and help the underprivelidged. And shock horror they all come from the evil Us and Europe!
    And the losers in SA dare to criticise!?

    Dec 02nd, 2015 - 11:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Major

    So in other words he is not actually giving it away but putting it in his Chan Zuckerberg Initiative which will have tax exemptions which will then put his money in other charities that have tax exemptions. Sounds just one big swindle to me.

    Dec 02nd, 2015 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Yea, protect it from the taxmen, keep the money out of governments hands, governments only waste your money, look at CFK? If she got her mitts on it where would it go, into corrupt politicians pockets! its the same all over the third world. Just ask Brarsehole he will confirm it. Why should the taxman get any of it, please explain?

    Dec 02nd, 2015 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    2 Major,

    I don't believe they can state that he is worth $45b, if in fact some of that will go towards taxes - that would mean he was worth less than that full amount.

    Dec 02nd, 2015 - 04:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    You'll never see Chavez Family, Castro Family, Kirchner Family willing give away their money.

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 12:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    How about using the money to back anti gun laws to balance the donations from the gun manufacturers...
    You fcuking well need it...
    Another sad day for the Wild West....

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 12:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    6 Dickus-Voicus

    “How about using the money to back anti gun laws...
    You fcuking well

    ...You fcuking well need it... ”

    What do you mean “you”?

    Aren't you a property owning, TAX-paying, “bolt-hole” of Trout Run Pennsylvania???

    Gosh, that would make it your society and your responsibility, I guess. Or did you forget that story ? ? ?

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 03:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    I'm a citizen am I....?
    Or do I just own a bit of real estate....
    Go ahead and defend the indefensible, with a deflection...

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 01:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Last I heard you were goign ona Turkey Shoot, does that mean you are a gun owner too?

    USA loves their guns, like every nutbag liberal first thing they do is want to ban guns, didn't work too well in Paris though did it?

    Most gun deaths are from suicides and gang members killing other gang members and nobody cares about that....

    Also the most violent cities in the USA have been run by bleeding heart liberals for 40 yrs and have very strict gun controls. Nobody seems to ever want to talk about that though.

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 02:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    There you go trying to excuse yourselves...
    Man up and admit you are a nation of psycho's like no other nation on earth...
    It seems your President agrees with me...

    “President Barack Obama has responded to the shooting.
    ”One thing we do know is that we have a pattern of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere in the world,“ he said.
    ”There are some steps that we could take, not to eliminate all incidents, but to make sure they happen less frequently.”
    Yeah we know... it's not rocket science...
    Make it difficult for all the nuts to get guns...

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 03:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I am sure Odumbo agrees with a lot of your nonsense. He's pretty much ignored here and considered foolish.

    You've got a gun and you're nuts.
    Give me your address so I can let someone know.

    See why that won't work

    Stupid liberals never think through policy.

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 04:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Therein lies the problem...
    I can walk into Gander Mountain opposite the Lycoming Mall and walk out armed to the teeth like licence or permit required...
    I can buy a long gun...rifle etc. at a yard sale.... no one would even know...
    So could Conqueror....that is just crazy....
    I was even offered a handgun for Rattlers...for free....madness....
    I've even been to those house auctions when someone dies and they sell whole gun collections to the highest bidder....
    Though I did buy their brand new ride-on mower instead....;-)

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 05:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    LOL, when it comes to guns, you're “Cheap Shot” voicey, “citizen of Trout Run”.

    Where do you get your ideas of America, TV? or RT??

    Speaking of deflection - again, you've taken things far off course. Far better to talk about the philanthropy of Zuckerberg, than the mealy mouthed bile of a miserable curmudgeon like you.

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    12. I don't see any problem buying whatever you want. I think more people should have concealed carry permits. The streets would be safer and people would be more polite.

    Anyhoo its just another Muslim practicing their “peaceful religion” all the libtards talk about all the time.
    Cue, weepy hand-wringing holier-than -thou Elaine to chime in about now...

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    14 YB

    It takes all kinds to make a balanced society.

    On my experience, the only Americans I encounter are even minded, reasonable, and great hosts. A good number are avid gun owners, very few are obsessed. I have several friends with concealed carry permits - though rarely do they carry.
    They all seem to have respect for weapons, many have never handled a gun.

    This is in stark contrast to to the internet rhetoric and the picture that “voice” would have us believe.
    I have never felt unsafe in the US, and I travel there a lot.

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Where I grew up we didn't lock our doors. When we sold the house we didn't even have keys to it.
    I live in a large city now, there are places i won't go at night but in general I am safe, I don't worry about getting mugged, I don't live behind 12 foot walls, I never see armed guards on private property or in neighborhoods, I can walk up to a U$15MM and ring the bell and usually the owner will answer. Its not like most places even UK or EU.
    We will never give up our guns, Odumbo and the rest of the weepy hand wringing Dems can't seem to understand that. They're either delusional or stupid. I don't know which but I can guess.
    There's a general sense in the USA that things are right. We're in for a massive change. I can feel it and I hope I'm not wrong.

    Dec 04th, 2015 - 01:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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