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    Charity?

    As a general rule I don't give to charity. I'm not a tightwad. I've given more money away to people who need it than I care - or dare - to think. Note I say people, not organisations.

    The reason is I have never seen a charity that is actually effective at what they claim to be about. We can all relate to the Tsunami. Word is around 80% of all money donated to it was pilfered before it even left the UK. God knows what hapened to the remaining 20% after it hit LOS. hundreds of millions was raised altogether. That's a lot of cash. Anybody seen anything remotely worth these kind of sums make an appearance?

    The Red Cross are on Radio Manchester at the minute banging on about some god-forsaken place or another. It sounds like a worthy cause. I'm giving them nothing. Why? Because I remember the Red Cross camp at Sangatte, France. It was costing millions to keep going & it's sole purpose was to house the refugees from Eastern Europe during the day to prepare for their nightly assault on the channel tunnel. The images of security guards with CS gas & nightsicks on one hand & the Albanians (or wherever they were from) with their bricks & clubs fighting their nightly battles on telly were gobsmacking.

    This is what the Red Cross were supporting, while somewhere on the other side of the globe the Janjaweed are wiping out poor, villager-types & taking away all their stuff. Sure, the Red Cross have been over with a flat-bed or two loaded with rice but what happens? The warlords take the lot off them & create a food monolopy which feeds their army & leaves nothing for the people who need & deserve it. The RC then fuckoff home & make some whining noises. Great. Millions well spent, it's not.

    The solution? What's needed aren't do-gooder hippies on a personal crusade to do the right thing who end up doing nothing. We need to tool-up a small army of Macattack-types, point to where the shit needs dropping off on a map & let them Rambo their way on in there. I'd give them my pound over Oxfam, anyday.

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    You got that right, Just like the missionary's coming in here and stirring up trouble, fucking with the minds of young hill tribes girls, building churches and raising hell about how Thailand treats the illegal aliens that have came and stayed here and being fed and supported by a unwilling govt.
    A friend of mine that lives in Mexico and who's wife thinks she is a rev. has an American pastor coming to Thailand to build a church where one is not wanted or needed.

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    I gave some money to HAMAS once. At least with them there isn't a wiff of corruption.

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    If I were you I start praying that when old age has caught up with you and you've lost control of your bowels (ie you are squirting shit rather than spouting it), their is someone charritable enough to clean wipe your ass for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itchy View Post
    If I were you I start praying that when old age has caught up with you and you've lost control of your bowels (ie you are squirting shit rather than spouting it), their is someone charritable enough to clean wipe your ass for you.
    Who do you know wipes arses for free?

    Here you have to sell your home to pay for your care. Got no money? Into a goverment run care home you go where the girls on minimum wage maybe wipe your arse once a day - if you're lucky. The rest of the time you sit in your own shit until the next day. Neglect in old folks care homes is institutionalised.

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    I don't give to organizations either. I think they're in business just to stay in business. Every Sept. in the U.S. we have a Muscular Dystrophy telethon where that lasts for about 24 hours or so. They have random "celebrities" come out and present checks or do routines and they will cart out Jerry Lewis for about 5 minutes to beg for money. This has been going on for well over 25 years (I think) and they have not found a cure yet for this disease. How many millions of dollars thrown at this org. and no cure yet? Maybe they got better treatments and drugs now but no cure. Why? Because the MDA, like others in the disease care industry, have no reason to stop the money train and actually cure some afflictions, in my opinion.

    Diabetes, for example, has many treatments but no cure because there is more money to be made in treating someone for a lifetime than curing them for a lifetime.

    I give to individuals, I don't trust organizations whose sole purpose is to perpetuate their own existence through the facade of helping others.

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    That's the beauty of a high tax rate in Australia.

    They sort that kind of shit out for you.

    One billion dollars from Australia to victims of the Tsunami. With ten million tax payers in the country, that means $100 of that was mine.

    So I keep my change in my pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torbek View Post
    That's the beauty of a high tax rate in Australia.

    They sort that kind of shit out for you.

    One billion dollars from Australia to victims of the Tsunami...
    Ever think how much actually got to them?

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    Somewhere in the region of not a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDN View Post
    Ever think how much actually got to them?
    About as much as would have got to them by any other means short of me popping down to Ache and putting it in their hands.



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    Charities cause more problems than they solve. Look at all the handouts parts of Africa gets. All that happens is gangstas make money from selling donated T-shirts and food and no one does any work anymore, because they get given everything.

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    Yeah, Africans don't work, Marmite, because they get everything for free, spot on.

    Darn charities...

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    this was a good one

    National Kidney Foundation Singapore scandal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    apparently the whistle was blown by a contractor who was given the job of installing gold plated bathroom fittings in the charity's executive toilets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Yeah, Africans don't work, Marmite, because they get everything for free, spot on.

    Darn charities...

    Cheers!

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    I am suspicious that a number of the large charities are run as a business. I passed the offices of one of the major UK charities in Central London last week - it was a smoked-glass and marble extravaganza in the 'good-part' of town and looked no different than the façades of the surrounding financial institutions.

    As to whether charities do any good - that's not the point is it? Surely the reason we give to charity is to make ourselves feel good. Once we have handed over our donation we couldn't give a toss what happens - We've done our bit, we can walk away with our head held high....That's how I feel anyway, perhaps I'm a bastard.
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    My friend got a rugby scholarship to a very exclusive public school and he told me several of the parents were "charity executives" for charities like the RSPB. They were buying their kids Porsches and shit... I mean you need to employ professional managers and pay them a competetive salary but people working in the charitable sector shouldn't really be motivated by executive balloon payments.
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