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RichardCheatham - City AFC

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29/04/2018 at 02:03

Yeah, doubt it.

Send three quid and buy an umbrella for the Rohingya to share for the monsoon. It’s a joke from start to finish. They mean send three quid and £2.98 goes to someone’s salary.

It’s not even close to the answer and the sooner people stop sending money the sooner government and or the UN will have to deal with it, properly. 

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candw

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29/04/2018 at 08:12

Not Foreign Aid, surely? You'll have the Little Englanders frothing at the mouth. 

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29/04/2018 at 10:36

Quote Quote by RichardCheatham - City AFC on 29/04/2018 at 02:03
Yeah, doubt it.

Send three quid and buy an umbrella for the Rohingya to share for the monsoon. It’s a joke from start to finish. They mean send three quid and £2.98 goes to someone’s salary.

It’s not even close to the answer and the sooner people stop sending money the sooner government and or the UN will have to deal with it, properly.


You send £3 and if 5p of it goes towards a cholera vaccine to save one person's life, most givers will see this as worth it.

I think most donors fear that if they stop sending money, the government and/or UN won't bother or rush and millions will die in the meantime.

I don't entirely disagree that the reliance on charity, and the waste that goes with it, is bad, but the alternative of just stopping donating and keeping money probably will result in a worse situation. I guess if you stop donating and deliberately target decent trades ie buying the right coffee, where the money filters through to the locals in need, then it will work, but in the case of the Rohingya, aside from charities, no-one else is doing much about the genocide, nor is there a functioning market to send money over, other than charity.

It's right as it is - personal choice. As long as those giving/donating are made aware that the giant's share of their donation goes to administration, then what's the problem.


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07/05/2018 at 16:26

Simple three word solution

TRADE not AID

The charity industry is largely the most immoral / crooked / crony led sector of the global economy. No serious economist recognises the term ‘third world’ anymore as it no longer exists. The charities keep peddling the image as they see a loss of their gravy train. Why else would so many NGO’s have turned to ferrying in people from their former customer locations to Europe en Mass?

Utterly morally bankrupt and now helping people traffickers do their dirty work.

We have a pseudo ‘homeless’ issue in our city. It’s really a street begging issue and the charities have moved in with their narcissistic virtue signalling. The original city based charities who are committed to fixing the real homeless issue at sour car are absolutely livid about the ‘window dressers’ that stand around in T-shirts chugging all who pass them.

Fock off  

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candw

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07/05/2018 at 17:19

There are, as you well know, countries so poor that it is beyond mathematics for.them to get themselves out of the poverty trap. Large scale loans at no.interest can obviously do the.job. If the health.infrastructure is not fully running, every "gap year" student building a clinic, digging a well etc is very valuable. Whilst
Being sneered at

It's fashionable after the recent scandals to.rubbis all charity work. But.thats years for you. 

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07/05/2018 at 18:09

There are different types of charity... some more valid than others.

Discouraging all charity because the head of Oxfam earns £200k a year doesn't make sense.

Getting the terminally ill of Dove House Hospice to trade knitted items for their palliative care seems a little harsh.



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07/05/2018 at 21:55

The mathematics of “poverty” are beyond the reason of even GCSE level. By very definition it’s impossible to eradicate and technically there is this ‘poverty’ in Monaco / San Marino / Dubai

Meanwhile those who don’t make charity their career have been getting stuck in and proving there are simple ways to eliminate it and its NOTHING to do with the aptly named ‘band aid’ charity.

Teach a man to fish and all that.

I was speaking to an African engineer who told me he wished all the gap year virtue signalling social enterprise well diggers would just fuck off in their 4X4’s  

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candw

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07/05/2018 at 22:32

I was speaking to an African engineer who told me he wished all the gap year virtue signalling social enterprise well diggers would just fuck off in their 4X4’s

You really are a thick and bigoted cunt. He would have been polite to a guest and have gauged the answer the bwana hoped for and supplied it. Bad form to piss off a big rich white man, even now. And what was a big rich white man doing out there asking that question? Was it in your capacity as special advisor to Ban Ki Moon, or whoever? And had these gap year student paid for their 4x4s to be transported to Africa? Bollocks!  

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