The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s investments in Monsanto and Cargill have come under heavy criticism. Is it time for the foundation to come clean on its visions for agriculture in developing countries?
I just love it:
He told me he has been interviewing potential campaign managers and other senior staffers in recent days and that he plans to raise $10 million [≈ Small hospital] by next January in hopes of discouraging other prospective candidates—such as Rep. Frank Pallone of the Jersey shore district and State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver—from opposing him in the Democratic primary.
A friend of mine, Glen Chiacchieri, has created a Chrome extension to help solve this problem: Dictionary of Numbers. It searches the text in your browser for quantities it understands and inserts contextual statements in brackets. It might turn the phrase “315 million people” into “315 million people [≈ the population of the United States]“.