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(BBC)   Remember those charity ads in the 80's that featured starving Africans in perpetual drought? Seems charities now have a problem raising funds for Africans... because people think they are starving and in perpetual drought   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 173
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2012-12-26 02:21:38 PM
Three-quarters thought it was possible to end hunger in Africa, but just one in five believed they could play an active role in achieving it.

Maybe some people are desensitized, but maybe more people are aware of how little of the money makes it to the people that we try to help, between corrupt governments and high 'administrative costs'. Besides, even first world nations like the UK and USA have kids going to bed hungry, so why not give money to people closer to home?
 
2012-12-26 02:38:56 PM
Why dont we move them to were the food is?!?

/miss ya Sam
 
2012-12-26 02:55:53 PM

Gig103: Three-quarters thought it was possible to end hunger in Africa, but just one in five believed they could play an active role in achieving it.

Maybe some people are desensitized, but maybe more people are aware of how little of the money makes it to the people that we try to help, between corrupt governments and high 'administrative costs'. Besides, even first world nations like the UK and USA have kids going to bed hungry, so why not give money to people closer to home?


This. If the people living in their shiathole country want to make it better they can move out of their mud huts and get out their boot straps,
 
2012-12-26 02:56:35 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Why dont we move them to were the food is?!?

/miss ya Sam


They'd just overbreed until all that food was gone and then we'd be back to where we are now.
 
2012-12-26 02:56:56 PM
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2012-12-26 02:57:52 PM

Jaws_Victim: Gig103: Three-quarters thought it was possible to end hunger in Africa, but just one in five believed they could play an active role in achieving it.

Maybe some people are desensitized, but maybe more people are aware of how little of the money makes it to the people that we try to help, between corrupt governments and high 'administrative costs'. Besides, even first world nations like the UK and USA have kids going to bed hungry, so why not give money to people closer to home?

This. If the people living in their shiathole country want to make it better they can move out of their mud huts and get out their boot straps,


Or a starving mother could, ya know, not crap out 8 starving kids. Either way.
 
2012-12-26 02:58:31 PM

Gig103: Three-quarters thought it was possible to end hunger in Africa, but just one in five believed they could play an active role in achieving it.

Maybe some people are desensitized, but maybe more people are aware of how little of the money makes it to the people that we try to help, between corrupt governments and high 'administrative costs'. Besides, even first world nations like the UK and USA have kids going to bed hungry, so why not give money to people closer to home?


They're probably also aware of how charities have a hard time giving the right kind of aid that's needed and useful for that particular region.

I have a Kiva account. I think helping people set up self-sufficient businesses is probably the most effective way to improve their situation.
 
2012-12-26 02:58:58 PM
I want to know the success rate of all those "sponsor a child" charities. I think a very effective commercial would be "Looking at Jamal you see a hard working man, a devoted husband, a loving father. You would never know that as a child he was an orphan, living in the slums of Nairobi. Thanks to [insert charity here] and the donation of only 51 cents a day, he made it out alive and works hard to build a future for his children and community."
 
2012-12-26 02:59:54 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Why dont we move them to were the food is?!?

/miss ya Sam


You know what this is? IT'S SAND! You know what it's gonna be in a hundred years? IT'S GONNA BE SAND!

GET YOUR KIDS GET YOUR SHIAT WE'LL MAKE ONE TRIP
 
2012-12-26 02:59:55 PM
How about this; instead of just giving them food; what if we taught them how to farm drought resistant crops? Also, what if we actually solved the problems; like massive corruption and warlords killing people right and left?

/ but, if we could do that; we'd never be in the position that we are in
 
2012-12-26 03:00:21 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Why dont we move them to were the food is?!?

/miss ya Sam


Or we could give all of Sarah Mclaughlin's abandoned animals to Allyssa Milano's starving Africans. Two birds, one stone.
 
2012-12-26 03:01:42 PM
I blame competitive eating contests.

You know how many genuinely hungry people could be fed with a plate of hot dogs? (Not that it would be good for them, but all things are relative ...)
 
2012-12-26 03:01:54 PM
We have enough problems at home where we should be focusing our attention instead of throwing money at children the flies will eat before it can get there.
 
2012-12-26 03:02:16 PM
oh_please: GET YOUR KIDS GET YOUR SHIAT WE'LL MAKE ONE TRIP

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2012-12-26 03:02:18 PM

Gig103: Three-quarters thought it was possible to end hunger in Africa, but just one in five believed they could play an active role in achieving it.

Maybe some people are desensitized, but maybe more people are aware of how little of the money makes it to the people that we try to help, between corrupt governments and high 'administrative costs'. Besides, even first world nations like the UK and USA have kids going to bed hungry, so why not give money to people closer to home?


That pretty much sums up the problem right there. Even if people were giving in record amounts, there would still be starving children. If and when the corrupt governments end, then maybe change will come about.
 
2012-12-26 03:02:18 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Jaws_Victim: Gig103: Three-quarters thought it was possible to end hunger in Africa, but just one in five believed they could play an active role in achieving it.

Maybe some people are desensitized, but maybe more people are aware of how little of the money makes it to the people that we try to help, between corrupt governments and high 'administrative costs'. Besides, even first world nations like the UK and USA have kids going to bed hungry, so why not give money to people closer to home?

This. If the people living in their shiathole country want to make it better they can move out of their mud huts and get out their boot straps,

Or a starving mother could, ya know, not crap out 8 starving kids. Either way.


I don't want to seem insensitive, but wouldn't this situation "fix itself"?
 
2012-12-26 03:02:40 PM
Every time I see this guy on TV all I can think is "if you can't feed the kids, stop f***king!".

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If the pitch was to sponsor a child for neutering I'd donate.
 
2012-12-26 03:03:23 PM
After all of the money sent to Africa to pay for the sins of the past, I think it's time to consider it a lost cause and pay our own bills for a while.
 
2012-12-26 03:03:33 PM
Sally Struthers ate all the starving kids.
 
2012-12-26 03:03:44 PM

Crewmannumber6: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Why dont we move them to were the food is?!?

/miss ya Sam

Or we could give all of Sarah Mclaughlin's abandoned animals to Allyssa Milano's starving Africans. Two birds, one stone.


Thats the best idea Ive heard in years. Id like to give but like one of the Boobiess said I have a real hard time trusting these groups.
 
2012-12-26 03:03:57 PM

AeAe: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Jaws_Victim: Gig103: Three-quarters thought it was possible to end hunger in Africa, but just one in five believed they could play an active role in achieving it.

Maybe some people are desensitized, but maybe more people are aware of how little of the money makes it to the people that we try to help, between corrupt governments and high 'administrative costs'. Besides, even first world nations like the UK and USA have kids going to bed hungry, so why not give money to people closer to home?

This. If the people living in their shiathole country want to make it better they can move out of their mud huts and get out their boot straps,

Or a starving mother could, ya know, not crap out 8 starving kids. Either way.

I don't want to seem insensitive, but wouldn't this situation "fix itself"?


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2012-12-26 03:04:47 PM
I thought Sally Struthers had eaten them all by now
 
2012-12-26 03:05:36 PM
For a nickel a day these people can eat, drink, goto school, get clothes, get medical care, condoms and be cured of aids. Right?

Yet I have pay ~37% of my paycheck to MAYBE get some social security in 40 years (lol) and I still get to pay out the arse for medical care.

\I'm doing it wrong apprently.
\\DNRTFA
 
2012-12-26 03:06:03 PM
We just know they spend it all on fancy rims and flat screens.
 
2012-12-26 03:06:13 PM

HailRobonia: I want to know the success rate of all those "sponsor a child" charities. I think a very effective commercial would be "Looking at Jamal you see a hard working man, a devoted husband, a loving father. You would never know that as a child he was an orphan, living in the slums of Nairobi. Thanks to [insert charity here] and the donation of only 51 cents a day, he made it out alive and works hard to build a future for his children and community."


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2012-12-26 03:06:14 PM
I'm not giving some tribal warlord money for what passes for hookers and blow in his parts so he can party while his people starve. Look at Swaziland, ect. I'm not sending money to Uganda unless its to help gays. Have we caught Kony? I might as well wipe my ass with that money, it would get more done.
 
2012-12-26 03:06:27 PM
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2012-12-26 03:09:18 PM

HailRobonia: I want to know the success rate of all those "sponsor a child" charities. I think a very effective commercial would be "Looking at Jamal you see a hard working man, a devoted husband, a loving father. You would never know that as a child he was an orphan, living in the slums of Nairobi. Thanks to [insert charity here] and the donation of only 51 cents a day, he made it out alive and works hard to build a future for his children and community."


Those charities have been going on now for as long as I can remember. Surely they can find a 30-something they featured in the original commercials as a kid and show how it made a difference. Unless, of course, it doesn't make a difference.
 
2012-12-26 03:09:20 PM
I know how to fix their hunger problems. BBQ sauce. Send them a few barrels of it. Pour a little sauce on a stick, suddenly it's delicious. Dump some on the dirt, it's finger-licking good. There's no hunger problem that BBQ sauce can't fix.
 
2012-12-26 03:09:36 PM
These people lived in Africa longer than modern civilization had existed. Before the white man started mucking about in Africa the Africans knew how to survive. It wasn't a life I would want, but they knew how to gather food, hunt, get fish, to survive dispute the man eating animals, sickness carrying bugs, and poisonous snakes. We get involved and fark the entire thing up. Best thing we can do is up and leave.
 
2012-12-26 03:09:45 PM
T.hey eat the poo poo
 
2012-12-26 03:10:07 PM
Considering that the main image on the Oxfam site says "Let's make Africa famous for it's epic landscapes, not hunger", this seems staggeringly hypocritical.
 
2012-12-26 03:10:14 PM
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I'd like to give some money to the savages in South Africa.
 
2012-12-26 03:10:30 PM
I remember one charity putting on commercials for starving children,but giving anything to them lead to more appeals and questions as to who they were feeding. I suppose all that airtime and mass mailings need cash too.

Well,now there's Charity Navigator and the BBB.
 
2012-12-26 03:12:42 PM
"For God's Sake, Please Stop the Aid!"


... and at some point, this corn ends up in the harbor of Mombasa. A portion of the corn often goes directly into the hands of unsrupulous politicians who then pass it on to their own tribe to boost their next election campaign. Another portion of the shipment ends up on the black market where the corn is dumped at extremely low prices. Local farmers may as well put down their hoes right away; no one can compete with the UN's World Food Program.
 
2012-12-26 03:12:55 PM
This is my message to all the poor people:

STOP farkING!
 
2012-12-26 03:13:44 PM
It has been 41 years since George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh. Since that time, how much money has been raised since then to feed how many people? Billions? Trillions?

Why are Westerners expected to act responsibly and not "overpopulate" because we only have X-amount of (oil, water, food) whatever resource being flogged but we are continually bombarded with images of starving children in Africa?

Seriously, I'm tired of being played for a international patsy and the relentless commercials of fly-specked, dirt-eating, starving children of women who cannot control their procreation.

How much money is enough?

Bueller? Bueller?
 
2012-12-26 03:16:03 PM

Gig103: Maybe some people are desensitized, but maybe more people are aware of how little of the money makes it to the people that we try to help,


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This Filet-O-Fish? Intercepted by warlords.
 
2012-12-26 03:16:24 PM
Even the Cannibals would starve on the folks in those commercials. That's why they all moved to Germany. Besides the white meat is healthier.
 
2012-12-26 03:16:24 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Why dont we move them to were the food is?!?

/miss ya Sam


They could all move to your house. You'd welcome starving refugees camping on your lawn with open arms, right?
 
2012-12-26 03:16:24 PM
Do they even know it's Christmas time at home?
 
2012-12-26 03:16:27 PM
There needs to be a charity that goes in and says, "Here is $100 if you agree to be sterilized."

Why would I donate to encourage people to continue getting pregnant when their existing children are starving to death?
 
2012-12-26 03:16:39 PM

iheartscotch: How about this; instead of just giving them food; what if we taught them how to farm drought resistant crops?


Because they can't afford Monsanto's annual extortion licensing fees.
 
2012-12-26 03:16:59 PM

Great Janitor: These people lived in Africa longer than modern civilization had existed. Before the white man started mucking about in Africa the Africans knew how to survive. It wasn't a life I would want, but they knew how to gather food, hunt, get fish, to survive dispute the man eating animals, sickness carrying bugs, and poisonous snakes. We get involved and fark the entire thing up. Best thing we can do is up and leave.


Here's the thing.. there are more people there right now that the environment can support is the issue. So if we up and leave, most of them will die which arguably is the "natural" course but is that how we should conduct ourselves in a moral society where we have grain rotting in silos?
 
2012-12-26 03:17:43 PM
I thought the buzzards had finished them off.
 
2012-12-26 03:21:27 PM

Jaws_Victim: Gig103: Three-quarters thought it was possible to end hunger in Africa, but just one in five believed they could play an active role in achieving it.

Maybe some people are desensitized, but maybe more people are aware of how little of the money makes it to the people that we try to help, between corrupt governments and high 'administrative costs'. Besides, even first world nations like the UK and USA have kids going to bed hungry, so why not give money to people closer to home?

This. If the people living in their shiathole country want to make it better they can move out of their mud huts and get out their boot straps,


You been in any big American or Canadian city lately?   Ethiopian and Eritrean neighborhoods are sprouting up everywhere.  Take a cab some time.  So, yes, some of them ARE moving to where there is plentiful food.
 
2012-12-26 03:21:29 PM
I guess all those starving brown kids are having trouble eating all those Bibles we sent them.
 
2012-12-26 03:22:03 PM
Forget Africa. Think about the freezing norwegians for a change.
 
2012-12-26 03:23:29 PM
Maybe the babies should be aborted and then eaten (kind of like scrambled eggs).

Talk about killing two birds with one stone.
 
2012-12-26 03:23:56 PM
It's silly to say they're living beyond the environment's ability to provide. Every civilized country does that. It's called irrigation. Just because I can't live on my native flora and a local stream doesn't mean I should die. The problem of Africa is kleptocracy.
 
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