#1
Does anybody else out there hate these? I cant stand them
It ticks me off when it says help these kids in this other country, do it to feel better about yourself and make a difference in the world for this small kid.
Its so stupid, why worry about the people in other countries
when there are ALOT of people we can help here in Canada, or in the States
or wherever the **** you live. Just one of those commericials costs tens of thousands of dollars to make, to reach out to people that dont give a shit.
Use that commericial money to help homeless people, sick people, or just plain hungry people here.
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#2
Quote by memyselfandjeff
Just one of those commericials costs tens of thousands of dollars to make, to reach out to people that dont give a shit.
Use that commericial money to help homeless people, sick people, or just plain hungry people here.

Good point, but they probably make more money with the commercials.
#3
Easy to say when you live a good life and have food on the table.
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#4
As long as people are being helped why does it matter. Why should we care if it's here or there.
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#5
Because in America, it's like, "You're hungry? Go get a job or cash in at a charity or something." In Ethiopia, it's like, "You're hungry?... Go die."
#6
Poor people shouldnt breed, the end.
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#8
yes well we should care, cuz whos gonna help? If i had extra money id send it over there...most people just worry about themselves, which is fine but we should learn how to give a little. i always hated how charities got money by advertizing with celebrities that dont give a shit, but if thats the only way a charity is gonna get recognized, then i guess its ok.
#9
Those African countries are generally very poor, so it's hard for them to help themselves. Their economies are nothing compared to the US or Canada, so i guess the commercials are a way for a larger country to give the small, weaker ones a platform which lets them move foward, instead of letting them get stuck in a cycle of poverty. Kids shouldn't die from poverty, its just not right. There are some people in Canada/US living in poverty, but compared to those African countries, the problem is nowhere near as large or immediate. Also, the commercials may cost thousands of dollars, but what is that to a first world country. I mean, you could play in the nfl and make a million dollars a year for kicking a football a few times a game. There is easily enough money to go around, dont you think?
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#10
Quote by yawn
Yeah, why feed the starving people in Africa?



why should we feed them? Cuz theyre ****ing human beings that are just like us, just under different circumstances. They arent numb to their pain, like we may be to their feelings.
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Quote by xDie_Romanticx
why should we feed them? Cuz theyre ****ing human beings that are just like us, just under different circumstances. They arent numb to their pain, like we may be to their feelings.

I'm pretty sure he was being sarcastic.
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I'm pretty sure he was being sarcastic.
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#13
Quote by xDie_Romanticx
why should we feed them? Cuz theyre ****ing human beings that are just like us, just under different circumstances. They arent numb to their pain, like we may be to their feelings.

Did you completely miss the, in that post?
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#14
Seriously who cares about the starving africans oh sure I may be a barely wealthy person who eats everyday but I mean comon were all just animals here if you think about it, its called survival of the fittest. I mean if I was a skinny african who is starving I would either just die or feed off the land like eat worms and other stuff which provides great protein and other things as well. Obviously if your already a starving poor african why the hell would you have children that can do nothng but go through the same life you have?
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Quote by SinisterX
Seriously who cares about the starving africans oh sure I may be a barely wealthy person who eats everyday but I mean comon were all just animals here if you think about it, its called survival of the fittest. I mean if I was a skinny african who is starving I would either just die or feed off the land like eat worms and other stuff which provides great protein and other things as well. Obviously if your already a starving poor african why the hell would you have children that can do nothng but go through the same life you have?

they dont ****in have birth control. they cant keep clean, they have aids and all this other shit. its kinda cold to not give a **** about them, like at least think its sad ya know? u dont have to go all out with charity and all, but still at least empathize a little.
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Quote by SinisterX
Seriously who cares about the starving africans oh sure I may be a barely wealthy person who eats everyday but I mean comon were all just animals here if you think about it, its called survival of the fittest. I mean if I was a skinny african who is starving I would either just die or feed off the land like eat worms and other stuff which provides great protein and other things as well. Obviously if your already a starving poor african why the hell would you have children that can do nothng but go through the same life you have?


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Quote by yawn
Yeah, why feed the starving people in Africa?



Exactly.

I am POSITIVE that the threadstarter probably has no idea what it must be like to even imagine the way people live in areas like that. I know I don't, but I plan on going over to volunteer after I get my degree, so that I can help, as well as aquire some perspective.

Honestly, there are people everywhere who need help, so instead of worrying about who needs it the most, why not help whoever you can?
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#19
Quote by memyselfandjeff
Does anybody else out there hate these? I cant stand them
It ticks me off when it says help these kids in this other country, do it to feel better about yourself and make a difference in the world for this small kid.
Its so stupid, why worry about the people in other countries
when there are ALOT of people we can help here in Canada, or in the States
or wherever the **** you live. Just one of those commericials costs tens of thousands of dollars to make, to reach out to people that dont give a shit.
Use that commericial money to help homeless people, sick people, or just plain hungry people here.


I lol because apparently you have beef with an ad, those guys have way worst problems than you man. If only they were UGer's and could complain about what pisses them off.

They're only asking those who want to help.

Oh yeah, and don't bitch about specific ad's because they all suck, just change the channel if you don't want to watch.....there's this invention called a remote.
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#20
Quote by fatgraymatt
Hey, don't lump us all in with douchebags like Sinister X.

For one thing, a dollar here in the US won't buy someone a Happy Meal. A dollar in Africe or some South American countries will, as Dane Cook says, "fix his cleft lip and send him to Oxford".


For you guys with a little more humanity than Sinister, Christian Children's Fund is a cool organization. With them, you can actually pick a child to sponsor and at least 80% of the money you donate goes directly to that child. My wife and I sponsor a little girl in South America and it only costs about $20 a month. That small amount of money actually feeds her and pays for her school. She's the same age as my daughter and the two of them have exchanged letters, sort of become penpals, it's a pretty neat deal.

Just so you know, I'm not exactly a bleeding heart tree-hugger either. The girl we picked comes from a family with a married Mother and Father, and her Dad is employed. He just happens to be in a really poor area and doesn't make much money. The amount we send is less than we spend on satellite TV each month and it makes a big difference in her life, plus it's been a cool experience for m daughter to correspond with her.

For anyone who's interested, the site is:

http://www.christianchildrensfund.org/Default.aspx


Douchebag is such a harsh use of words there, I hope Bush bombs Africa for no reason and then gets hanged.
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#21
Quote by Mad Marius
Americans....


Hey, don't lump us all in with douchebags like Sinister X.

For one thing, a dollar here in the US won't buy someone a Happy Meal. A dollar in Africa or some South American countries will, as Dane Cook says, "fix Mogwai's cleft lip and send him to Oxford".


For you guys with a little more humanity than Sinister, Christian Children's Fund is a cool organization. With them, you can actually pick a child to sponsor and at least 80% of the money you donate goes directly to that child. My wife and I sponsor a little girl in South America and it only costs about $20 a month. That small amount of money actually feeds her and pays for her school. She's the same age as my daughter and the two of them have exchanged letters, sort of become penpals, it's a pretty neat deal.

Just so you know, I'm not exactly a bleeding heart tree-hugger either. The girl we picked comes from a family with a married Mother and Father, and her Dad is employed. He just happens to be in a really poor area and doesn't make much money. The amount we send is less than we spend on satellite TV each month and it makes a big difference in her life, plus it's been a cool experience for my daughter to correspond with her.

For anyone who's interested, the site is:

http://www.christianchildrensfund.org/Default.aspx
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Sinister, I actually meant to call the threadstarter a douchebag, but some of your comments were a bit, well, queef-ish, if not totally douchebaggy.
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#23
just think

dont help them and then all the starvin marvins will die out and u wont have to see the funny man with the beard hand out watermelon to the little kids that cant pick it up and eat it

#24
asshole,i think those silly africans just need like some tuberwate,a cell phone,and $3.50 and no more poverty
#25
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#28
If you want to see something really sad involving African children, watch Blood Diamond. Just thinking about how stuff like that actually happened(and still does) and probably even worse that what was in the movie makes me lose hope in the human race. It's disgraceful.
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#29
yeah i agree, Blood diamond is so..disgusting, like to imagine that happening while people in the u.s and canada are sayin how bad their lives are cause they have to work...12 year olds are brainwashed to shoot their familys and friends. compared to them...we have it easy.
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