Ah, Yeah, Brother Bill

Thanks for all the “help”.


…Gates has also turned his attention to another great scourge of humankind, the hurricane. In a 2008 patent filing that recently came to light, Bill Gates and his friends presented a scheme for reducing the strength of hurricanes by cooling sea surface temperatures, using a fleet of ships that bring up cold water from the depths. …

Daggum!! “Really/no shit/NO SHIT?!?!?!” you ask yourself. “The richest bazilliongazilliontrazillionaire in the whole wide world wants to spend his money to SAVE LITTLE BANGLA-COLA FROM DESTRUCTION? God bless the GREAT man’s pointy little head!”

And you weep. And wipe your wet eyes and runny nose.

And then you read a little more

…Of course, a big difference in this case is that one of the people making the suggestion is one of the world’s richest men. But don’t look for Gates to fund the deployment of thousands of these vessels.

One of the patent filings proposes paying for the equipment through the sale of insurance policies in hurricane-prone areas, in addition to funding from state, federal and local government agencies.

And you shake your head and just say, “Shit NO!” God forbid ~ if he ever pulls this off?

Would the last Bangla-colian leaving the coast please leave a bag of ice?

11 Responses to “Ah, Yeah, Brother Bill”

  1. Rob says:

    Do you get to keep one of those “vessels” when it lands in your living room?

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    Might as well! I mean you PAID for it, right? And it’s a hellluva lot more useful than one of those casino barges that landed on everyone.

  3. Rob says:

    I don’t know, ths. The wife could probably use one of those barges when she goes to the department store or especially to the feed store.

  4. Dave E. says:

    It just makes me cringe when I hear schemes like this one or how we should seed the oceans with iron to combat climate change. You just know there will be some unintended consequence that will be worse than what they were trying to prevent.

  5. tree hugging sister says:

    (“Asian carp”, anyone…?)

  6. JeffS says:

    This reminds me of the other hare brained schemes I’ve seen presented before……and everyone of them were to be paid by the gubbermint, i.e., the taxpayer.

    This one, I might add, is by no means the goofiest I’ve ever heard. And I wouldn’t be surprised if Bill Gates has bought some maritime firm as a front for the leasing of all those vessels…..

  7. major dad says:

    Hey Bill stick to software and STFU about the weather.

  8. Retread says:

    How very generous of Bill to patent the idea.

  9. greg newson says:

    Bill Gates is a freak.He’s worth Billions,and still brings
    in Indian workers with fake degrees to replace Americans.
    He then displaces Americans and
    thinks he’s a true world citizen.But,when he calls the cops he expects Americans to
    protect his sorry treasonous
    ass.Rot in Hell!!!

  10. Teresa says:

    Why do I forsee the Gulf becoming a HUMONGOUS blue screen of death… hmmmm.

  11. Yojimbo says:

    Why didn’t he just get patents on giant fans! Windshear is the great killer of hurricanes, nothing tops it. After wrestling with my Windows day after day anything that keeps him away from developing software might not be such a bad idea.

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