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You're a multi-billionaire and you want to start a charity. What kind of charity do you start?
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A national charity to help veterans get back on their feet and reintegrated into society so that can better cope with living a normal life as compared to fighting all the time. A lot of veterans don't know how to handle day to day life after being in combat and they don't always get the help they need from the Military itself.


This is a good one. My brother came back from duty with a mild case of PTSD. it's been over a decade and he's still having a hard time adjusting.

And I'll add one more.I would definitely set up several scholarships for under privileged children to get a higher education. Because college is freakin' expensive.


Thanks. I don't feel like enough is done in this country to help veterans reintegrate back into regular society after being in the military, or get the physical and mental help they might need after serving. I've never been in the military myself, and don't wish to be unless it's in a civilian capacity, but my younger brother spent three years in the Infantry and did one tour of duty for a year in Afghanistan I think it was, if not it was in Iraq, and was luckily in a non-combat zone and didn't see any action, but you never know. I have heard and read several stories from and about veterans who haven't gotten the help they needed though, so I am certainly aware of the problem. I worked at my local Home Depot store for a little over four years and since they give a Military discount we got a lot of Military personnel in there and I heard a lot about it. Home Depot does a lot to help veterans and has a good history of hiring active and retired Military people, but more needs to be done in this country as a whole about it as well.

Yours is a good idea too. And yes it is.
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A charity for children in 3rd world countries aimed to find the brightest kids who might be the next Einstein's of our generation and give them enough support so they can succeed.
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If I make billions and started a charity foundation of my own, I would help those in poor environments in this country and third world countries get what they need in order to have a chance at life. Seeing that there just isn't much I could possibly spend billions on that I can get a bit more aggressive with the funding. In any case, helping those who need quite a lot of it would be what I would base my charity on. I would emphasize education seeing that a lot of social problems can be exterminated through proper education.
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Birthing sites for my mega yacht can be very expensive. Yes I can manage to write them off through clever taxation but it's such a bother. Free yacht docking should be a must.
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Sick children, animals.
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Build a series of small towns countrywide to freely house the homeless and help them find a place in society again. Clean energy, natural water purification, top-notch clinics, hydroponic indoor gardens and many paying and non-profit jobs to those willing/interested in putting their time to use helping both themselves and others. I'd hire top economists to make sure each town would be self-supporting so future monies could be spent on building more such towns rather than have to be spent upkeeping the current ones.
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An imouto loving charity. It is kind of like the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America charity, but I would be the only brother to millions of cute lil imoutos and their adorable feet everywhere in the world.




As hilarious as that sounds, I don't think it'd work

I'd probaly do something where people can learn programming and the inner workings of their favorite media for free. Want to understand the rigorous process it takes to make a movie set, bam we have classes on that!


Don't be so dubious, I have the love force of a billion onii chans!
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:


HopexLight wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

An imouto loving charity. It is kind of like the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America charity, but I would be the only brother to millions of cute lil imoutos and their adorable feet everywhere in the world.




As hilarious as that sounds, I don't think it'd work

I'd probaly do something where people can learn programming and the inner workings of their favorite media for free. Want to understand the rigorous process it takes to make a movie set, bam we have classes on that!


Don't be so dubious, I have the love force of a billion onii chans!


So you're Super Onii-Chan, that's even worse! How dare you use your powers for such evilness!
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No charity at all. NONE. They rarely work out.

It is my experience (and I've heard of studies that say the same) that people value what they work for FAR more than what they are given. Charity is a bandaid when what people really need is a cure.

INSTEAD:

Open a line of private schools that actively recruits those with ability (rather than simply those who can pay). Offset tuition with scholarships and campus work.

Open businesses and then staff them homeless or desperate people who legitimately want to work. Improve the world by creating opportunity for people.

Instead of digging wells in Africa, open an engineering school that teaches people to dig wells.

In short, be a responsible businessman with the objective of improving of profits for all - including self - rather than just buying another yacht. This allows for profit while granting people better lives and greater dignity.
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No charity at all. NONE. They rarely work out.

It is my experience (and I've heard of studies that say the same) that people value what they work for FAR more than what they are given. Charity is a bandaid when what people really need is a cure.

INSTEAD:

Open a line of private schools that actively recruits those with ability (rather than simply those who can pay). Offset tuition with scholarships and campus work.

Open businesses and then staff them homeless or desperate people who legitimately want to work. Improve the world by creating opportunity for people.

Instead of digging wells in Africa, open an engineering school that teaches people to dig wells.

In short, be a responsible businessman with the objective of improving of profits for all - including self - rather than just buying another yacht. This allows for profit while granting people better lives and greater dignity.


There's no point in opening education centers when extremely impoverished areas do not have infrastructure to support actual living there. Just saying.

There's a TedTalk that states that the education route will not work if people are not given basic necessities.
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A charity that allows me to avoid paying taxes, and let others donate money to me in return for favors.
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It would be a charity for cancer.
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dark_paradox_21 wrote:

No charity at all. NONE. They rarely work out.

It is my experience (and I've heard of studies that say the same) that people value what they work for FAR more than what they are given. Charity is a bandaid when what people really need is a cure.

INSTEAD:

Open a line of private schools that actively recruits those with ability (rather than simply those who can pay). Offset tuition with scholarships and campus work.

Open businesses and then staff them homeless or desperate people who legitimately want to work. Improve the world by creating opportunity for people.

Instead of digging wells in Africa, open an engineering school that teaches people to dig wells.

In short, be a responsible businessman with the objective of improving of profits for all - including self - rather than just buying another yacht. This allows for profit while granting people better lives and greater dignity.


Whatever makes you happy, I guess.
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Anything that has to do with saving animals or children.
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There's no point in opening education centers when extremely impoverished areas do not have infrastructure to support actual living there. Just saying.

There's a TedTalk that states that the education route will not work if people are not given basic necessities.


What's that old line about giving a man a fish versus teaching him to fish? We can pour trillions of dollars forever into the third world giving them food and water or we can try something that actually works. First off we have to settle tensions with all the sub human warlords and terrorists wrecking the place ( likely by killing them off with superior first world military tech and doctrine) . Then we establish centres of education and teach them how a country should be run.

I mean I can basically point to the Europeans conquest of North America as a prime example of how a basic low tech colony can be turned into a flourishing seat of international power and influence by international influence and power.

Simply sending supplies into an affected area isn't going to do shit and you thinking so lowered my already rock bottom opinion of you mate. We have to pick these people out of the dust, clean them up, then bitch slap some common sense into them. We have to teach them not to shit into their drinking water, how to properly set up an agricultural industry , a commercial industry , a police and military force, and so forth.

Yes at first we're going to be using a lot of resources simply feeding and housing them but that has to end at some point. No man or woman worth their salt wants charity PV. People only feel fulfilled when they've earned their daily bread . And more to the point the third world will only go away once it is truly self sufficient. Something that won't happen if people like you insist on handing them charity constantly instead of a real way out of their misery.

And that real way is education, it always has been and always will be.
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