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Gates, Wellcome, Rockefeller Trusts Invest In Algae Biodiesel Company

Old news? Sure - this is from 2008. But it's a huge story. And it's the only thing you'll ever hear about it. What's up with that?

Blogs at Wall Street Journal.com

By Keith Johnson

Russell Gold reports:

Bill Gates is plunging his hands into pond scum...

"...the San Diego based company is attracting some impressive investors. These include two of the world’s most famous wealthy families. In addition to Mr. Gates and kin, the Rockefeller family’s venture capital vehicle Venrock was an early backer. The other two financial backers are Arch Venture Partners and Wellcome Trust. Each has contributed roughly equal amounts of the $100 million Sapphire has raised to date, according to chief executive Jason Pyle. (The investment by Cascade, which didn’t return a call for comment, is new. Sapphire had previously disclosed backing from other firms.)..."

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U.S. loaning money to Bill Gates and the Rockefellers.

I was curious how Sapphire was doing these days - this innovative algae-based bio-fuel company whose investors include the WEALTHIEST PEOPLE ON THE PLANET, people like BILL GATES and the ROCKEFELLERS. http://blogs.wsj.com/environmentalcapital/2008/09/17/bill-ga...

Here's what I found at the Sapphire website, titled: "Feds Tout Sapphire Energy’s Progress, Job Creation." Well that sounds good, right? "Federal officials are using Sapphire Energy’s Green Crude Farm in Columbus as an example to follow for a new $181 million round of federal funding for biorefineries by the USDA. The USDA gave Sapphire a $54.5 million loan guarantee to develop its plant, which is making algal oil that can be refined into diesel and jet fuel..." http://www.sapphireenergy.com/news-article/1917554-feds-tout...

The American people, who made Bill Gates and the Rockefellers billionaires to begin with, have to now loan them money? So they can make a product we'll be forced by the EPA to purchase so that they'll be able to make even more money off us?

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

The 'plop' thickens... (warning: theory ahead)

I think that Gates and company are going to succeed with this, and know it, and already have plans for staffing the millions of acres of algae farms that will be built in the desert. Gates already has a staff of prisoners packaging Microsoft software - they along with the new additions of political prisoners will be needed for the manual labor of harvesting the GMO algae...

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

Not boo for Halloween but boo hoo, I thought you were kidding :(

The prison industrial complex. The military industrial complex...

What Do Prisoners Make for Victoria's Secret

Big Business or Slave Labor?
"Many human rights organizations are condemining what they call human slavery in which Wall Street investors and big companies are investing in the prison industry as they don’t have to worry about strikes, vacations, compensation time or unemployment insurance... Many of these prisoners are threatened with solitary confinement if they refuse to work for these wages. http://newsone.com/1562805/prison-labor-statistics-wiki/

The Pentagon and Slave Labor in U.S. Prisons

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

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Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.