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I'd start a charity and call it the Human Fund. All the money has to be donated in someone else's "honor"/name and the recipient is the one doing the donating.

I saw it on TV "once". Looked legit.
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A charity for struggling however promising writers, artists, as well as other types of producers that lack the financial means to catalyze their craft.
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Posted 2/16/17

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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.


Oh my fucking god Ranwolf. Read what I just said. Read what I just fucking said.

There is no point in education centers....when they do not have basic necessities.

You cannot expect people to learn when they are starved. I am not advocating for continuing welfare, but rather establishing education where it would be appropriate.

For god sakes. There are some parts of the world that do not have clean water without the trekking a couple of miles everyday, and you expect them to go to school to learn how to dig a well for what, a few days, then take a few days to dig that well? I believe it would not work on a dying, mostly young, or disabled population anyway.
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Posted 2/16/17

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Oh my fucking god Ranwolf. Read what I just said. Read what I just fucking said.

There is no point in education centers....when they do not have basic necessities.

You cannot expect people to learn when they are starved. I am not advocating for continuing welfare, but rather establishing education where it would be appropriate.

For god sakes. There are some parts of the world that do not have clean water without the trekking a couple of miles everyday, and you expect them to go to school to learn how to dig a well for what, a few days, then take a few days to dig that well? I believe it would not work on a dying, mostly young, or disabled population anyway.


Education is appropriate everywhere mate , and yes I entirely expect a third world population to educate themselves. I do not expect them to do on an empty stomach however. Sure we will have to feed them, likely house them, set up temporary military patrols to keep undesirable elements to a minimum, set up the education centres ourselves, and etc.

But none of that is any excuse for this apathy you're trying to hide behind this snark of yours. Yes it's not an easy job but when has that ever mattered. Sure it might take 10 or even 15 years before the kind of places we're talking about are self sufficient. But I'd gladly take a decade or two of work over the genocides, the rapes, mass murders, sexual exploitation, drug dealings, arms smuggling, and assassinations. Ya know the general shit that makes up the third world.

And frankly a mostly young population is the ideal setting. Children and teens are by far the easiest group to teach. Unlike adults who are usually too idiotic or too far gone to save within their own life time.
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Posted 2/16/17

Ranwolf wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:


Oh my fucking god Ranwolf. Read what I just said. Read what I just fucking said.

There is no point in education centers....when they do not have basic necessities.

You cannot expect people to learn when they are starved. I am not advocating for continuing welfare, but rather establishing education where it would be appropriate.

For god sakes. There are some parts of the world that do not have clean water without the trekking a couple of miles everyday, and you expect them to go to school to learn how to dig a well for what, a few days, then take a few days to dig that well? I believe it would not work on a dying, mostly young, or disabled population anyway.


Education is appropriate everywhere mate , and yes I entirely expect a third world population to educate themselves. I do not expect them to do on an empty stomach however. Sure we will have to feed them, likely house them, set up temporary military patrols to keep undesirable elements to a minimum, set up the education centres ourselves, and etc.

But none of that is any excuse for this apathy you're trying to hide behind this snark of yours. Yes it's not an easy job but when has that ever mattered. Sure it might take 10 or even 15 years before the kind of places we're talking about are self sufficient. But I'd gladly take a decade or two of work over the genocides, the rapes, mass murders, sexual exploitation, drug dealings, arms smuggling, and assassinations. Ya know the general shit that makes up the third world.

And frankly a mostly young population is the ideal setting. Children and teens are by far the easiest group to teach. Unlike adults who are usually too idiotic or too far gone to save within their own life time.


Some of these places already have an ongoing education. My country, for example. They also have water, wood floors, and roofs over their heads. Hence my comment.

I am not entirely sure what I typed that indicated apathy. I am just rather pissed off that you misinterpreted my stance twice, that, upon reading back, I am not sure where I went wrong.

You are correct, but young is good for certain types of education, although I imagine well digging might be a bit advanced, though I beleive we're drawing a line between survival and a general education?

Wait, why are even arguing? We both agree.

I am sorry Ranwolf for misinterpreting your stance and being a snark. I am in a sour mood today for various reasons.

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I wouldn't start a charity but look to help people on a case by case basis not just with money but with my time and help as well.

Because not that I'm greedy or anything but I want to know where the money is going and I want to know the people that it's going to. Sometimes people need more than money or to be put into a program but a person that genuinely cares about their well-being.
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The things most important to me, free speech and electronic freedoms in a growing age are already existent (ACLU, FIRE, and EFF for all intents and purposes).

I'd like to invest in communities to lower crime rates in a viable manner, something that has a high ROI in relation to education. One of the biggest issues is that even if schools are funded the environment will have an immense impact on one's views of available prospects. They can't live in fear of a drive-by or getting jumped on the way home and be expected to perform well.
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On charity I always admired was the Carnegie Library system. I think I would do something like that, targeted specifically at the third world but open to any takers. These libraries would have books, teach reading skills, have computers, and teach basic computer skills like typing and internet usage. The only restriction would be that the books and computers would not be subject to any religious or political censorship or monitoring. All ideas, no matter how contrary to the religious or political doctrine, would need to be tolerated.
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Posted 2/16/17 , edited 2/17/17

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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.


I agree, most come back from duty broken with little help. My brother was in the army. He doesn't like to talk about it but he was a sniper. He told me he killed people. It broke him.
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Charity for the homeless.
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I am the definition of wealth and humans are my charity. By teaching humanity extremes of existence we can heal and overcome all stupid. First, one must sacrifice themselves to all of us by losing all expectations, desire, emotions, blah blah blah. Then, all stop pretending to follow their own shadows like blind leaders did.
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I care about animals more than I care about hoomans. I would build a massive animal shelter that looks more like a mansion.
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Posted 2/17/17

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I care about animals more than I care about hoomans. I would build a massive animal shelter that looks more like a mansion.


You spelled "humans" wrong. Better luck next time.
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Posted 2/17/17

qualeshia3 wrote:


martin12165 wrote:

I care about animals more than I care about hoomans. I would build a massive animal shelter that looks more like a mansion.


You spelled "humans" wrong. Better luck next time.


I know, I write it like that on purpose. Whattugunnado?
Posted 2/17/17
The hat on the cat.
The charity will supply hats for all cats.
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