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Charity

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by EX Mod Cog, May 16, 2008.

  1. EX Mod Cog

    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    Is giving money to a charity "being thoughtful" or a waste of time? Are we paying for water pumps in Africa or sports cars for the company's employees?
     
  2. Buzz

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    Probably both. But even the pumps break down and never get mended.
    I'd give generously to a sterilisation program, which is the only thing that's gonna save the african population. If the kids aren't born in as many numbers there will be food to save them from starvation, the problem with giving food is that more survive to rear even more. In nature there would be a balance.
     
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    Your buying AK47's for the rebels. :D
     
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    I find that people give to charities that relate to them personally. I give to RSPCA and Cats protection league because of my love of animals and I give to cancer ones if I see any collecting because my dad died of it, but thats about it for me:up:

    I did go an donate to the Tsunami appeal in 2004 too.
     
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  5. EX Mod Cog

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    My gran died of it, she was one of the nicest people I've known, if I gave to any charity if would be cancer research :)
     
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    If anybody wants to donate to the partially sighted then send all donations to me :up:
     
  7. EX Mod Cog

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    How much do you want :D
     
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    All you've got and more :D:cool::D
     
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    i think they got the Aids thing to high up on the hit list.
    lets be blunt if you have aids your going to die life is tough but loads of people are losing their lives because of maleria.

    this can be both prevented and cured so its a 100X easier than AIDS to deal with

    save who you can and dont waste money on the doomed. its tight but lifes a b
     
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    Most of the money we give to the charity will be spent on producing tv ads and flyers and magazine ads to make people feel guilty
     
  11. a1gunner

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    yep that new OXfam advert doesnt look cheap
     
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    Im with Buzz on this one,probably sounds harsh but if most of the third world would stop spending millions of pounds in killing each other and invested it in agriculture and medicine then they could support themselves.
    Zimbabwe,sierra leone,angola,different countries same problem.
    We should be looking after our own first and foremost,period!, not giving millions in aid to these countries which never learn!.
    Think Ill stop now cos I feel a rant coming on!!!:mad:
     
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    Millions of pounds, of charity money goes astray, never reaches the people that need it.
     
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    or it goes on a plane ticket straight for the uk! :D
     
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    you never know if the charritys get it though do you.
     
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    thats a woring thought could the money be smugling people back here:eek:
     
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    charity begins at home............and thats where it ends in my house//////////build water pumps for folk in africa,,,,,what stuff,,,,so they dont have to walk for 10 miles to get water,,,,,,,,,,,,,,gives them more time to conceive more children
     
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    i know they say that someone dies every three seconds there but juging by the population they are leaving rabbits in the dust.

    i think its the human equivelant to rabbits with mixy:confused:
     
  19. EX Mod Cog

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    If they have aids, then don't let them have children. That way it's not passed on from person to person, through generations.

    The governments in these countries take the charity money that we send over, and spend it on themselves. We should go over there and take over, with some civilized people in charge the people that populate these countries might stand half a chance ... but we can't do that, because they wouldn't understand. They'd point and call us "invaders", this all comes down to education at the base of it.
     
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    they wont even let us help and drop in suplies when a natural disaster hit their contry.

    they think its better to let their people die that just let us come and lend a helping hand.:mad:

    its the people suffering that matter so why should the goverment deny the help
     

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