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I see a few cretins defending the man who has arguably committed more piracy in his lifetime than all of the buccaneers did, combined, during the entire lifetime of the Caribe pirates era. One must ask: Why would anyone find his own life so pathetically unfulfilling that he would leap to the defense of a man who would, without a moment's thought, consign his defenders to the hottest corner of Hell if Satan offered him just one more dollar? If Gates is so admirable, why not let his achievements speak for themselves? Or, to put it in more fundamentalist terms, "By their fruits ye shall know them." The history of Microsoft is a history of theft, pillage, and rapine. Is this truly the sort of thing Americans (and others) find admirable? What a sad commentary on humanity.