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Begging adverts charity adverts

People who want to give will.....I choose not to....and I don't want starving kids lame donkeys dead elephants blind people and funeral plans all shoved down your throat....etc.etc.etc... at tea time I won't watch tv as that time is targeted to get people like me and it is disgusting advertising begging and sick making!

It goes on all day my elderly parents tell me and they can't watch tv for this brain washing propaganda! The British government gave 14 billion pounds in foreign aid this year and has been giving that much for many years and will keep giving! Haven't they had enough? And what are they doing with it? 14 billion a year in foreign aid......check that out.....some people are getting very rich....enough said...

Created By on 12/04/2021

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16th Apr 2021 09:51:15
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One has to separate government foreign aid, which is usually just bribes to a country to beg it to trade with us, or buy our tanks or whatever, and charity money, some of which might actually reach the people it is trying to help.

Foreign aid is just a complete waste as far as I can see, especiallky when it is given to countries like India, which is rich enough to have its own space programme but apparently not rich enough to stop its people starving or having insufficient medical provision. (Mind you, the UK is rich enough for all sorts of extravagances yet can't provide decent healthcare etc etc - we don't 'choose' to spend government money where it is actually needed....)

Some charity money does reach its targets, and does real good, but a lot is siphoned off by corrupt middlemen, and as we know, a lot of charities run like businesses, and pay their top people huge amounts of money.

It's a very difficult issue. I like to try and give, passing on some of my own 'good fortune' in life, but I want it to reach those who need it, and deserve it, and I can never be sure of that.

Some people say to support local charities, as there is more control over where the money ends up.

I give to animal charities, as animals really are helpless and the victims of cruel and uncaring humans.
16th Apr 2021 02:46:28 (Last activity: 16th Apr 2021 07:48:37)
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Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 16th Apr 2021 07:48:37
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14th Apr 2021 21:25:02
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14 billion doesn't go far when you have to buy guns and tanks and a Swiss bank account doesn't come cheap.

I did consider adopting a snow leopard but couldn't decide on where I would keep it, maybe the garage.

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