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HAITI RELIEF -- Spend the Money!!!


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- 1245 days ago - change.org
The leadership of the major disaster relief and aid organizations operating in Haiti allowed cholera to become a threat because they did not do their jobs.



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Just Carole (341)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 7:48 am

What on earth are they SAVING it for???

Please sign and forward!
 

chris b. (2484)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 8:06 am
The old story of people being generous with their donations and the intended recipients either not be helped or help being delayed by bureaucracy and or corruption! The money is there get it working! Spending it could not only help the Haitians but possibly the unemployed in the US and elsewhere who might be employed in manufacturing, supplies, transport, building, infrastructure etc!
 

Arielle S. (313)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 8:15 am
To think how easily cholera could have been prevented - how quickly these people would have been helped if they lived in rich, white America - how pathetic it is that money is still makes the choice between life and death. Sigh - thanks for the petition, Carole!
 

Nancy M. (219)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 8:16 am
I just saw this featured on the Sunday morning news shows. Yes- get the job done!
 

Charmaine C. (171)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 8:17 am
Signed and forwarded. Like you say...what are they saving it for?? It's a familiar story though.
 

Just Carole (341)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 8:19 am

This is an outrage!

Haiti has been inundated with disasters; the money has come in; AND THEY'RE SITTING ON IT!

It's the same story (and often the same countries) over and over and over again.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 8:23 am
Noted and signed (#156), thanks. If they were waiting for another disaster, it sure seems like they have one...
 

Sandrea S. (193)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 8:24 am
Signed, sealed, and soon to be Delivered!! Thanks, Carole!
 

Pamylle G. (455)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 8:33 am
A disgrace - but clearly European powers & their descendants have yet to forgive Haitians for being the first in this hemisphere to liberate themselves. And if you think I'm out on a limb here, do some research ! Why did Bush remove a democratically elected President ? Clinton did major economic damage - it's an insult he's involved. No infrastructure will be built until the "right" people profit & Haitians are working in factories for a pittance.

Make no mistake, these are strong people & they would have done well without interference - much like our own Lakota here who are constantly & particularly undermined for being great fighters for their own traditions & independent spirit.

For myself, I feel so badly this horrible disaster befell Haiti, but knew ahead of time the generous donations of caring people with no political agenda would be mismanaged. For shame !
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 8:39 am
God help those distress people, and be with them.
Signed and shared. Thank you dear Carole.
 

Robert S. (115)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 8:49 am
Noted, Go Carole...repeat...
Thank you for signing the petition "We Donated to Haiti Relief and We're Angry"
 

Mary Coleman (148)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 8:53 am
noted and signed...thanks for posting!!! We give em cholera and then we don't spend the money intended to help them? typical---anybody need a blanket?
 

Stephen Sydebotham (74)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 8:56 am
Signed, Noted, forwarded...Thanks for posting!
 

Jae A. (321)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 9:02 am
Noted and signed Carole. .
Saddened and angry about the corruption in Haiti while their people suffer more and more. Greed and corruption have become the norm for way too many governments, of nations, around the world. Maybe this will help push them to use the damn money and NOW !
 

Dave Kane (308)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 9:07 am
Well duh -- who gets the money always? The rich get rich and the poor get poor.
 

Poppy Smith (8)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 9:07 am
Noted/signed/I knew of this outrage and can tell you---these organizations will get no more of my money. Some have turned loose of some of the money but just a tiny portion of what they received. Disgraceful. I would imagine they are using people's donations to pay the top cats in the organizations.
 

Cary Mostly-Away (94)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 9:09 am
How much money went into the BUSH library
and how much went to Chelsey's wedding.

Who can trust any Clinton or any Bush, NOT ME.
Thanks Carole
 

Rajna T. (102)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 9:12 am
Thanks Carole. Noted,signed and forwarded on FB.
 

Catman P. (923)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 10:14 am
This is absurd! Gladly signed….Thanks for raising awareness Carole.
 

James W. (251)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 10:34 am
DONE & DONE HUN!
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 10:41 am
Great comments here, and cannot give green stars to a couple yet. But As Cary V. said elder Bush and Clinton are the two who are supposed to oversee the administration of money but they appear to have done nothing. The wealthy are still fighting over who gets what land. Likely some recordings have been lost after generations have passed down land. Heard there was a large piece of land that the communities used for recreation and get together that someone is claiming for commercial use.
They expected cholera outbreaks but did not prepare the people (which they say they are doing now) with disinfectants for the water, and boiling of water before drinking. It looks to me they would like to see the homeless die off so they will not have to take care of so many. It has not appeared to me that these people have been given the relief in an efficient manner. (Reminds me of New Orleans where they are taking precautions also.)
These people are very intelligent and have a lot of self control. Having the United Nations military is resented and just seems to provoke people. One wonders if they sent the troops who brought the cholera in intentionally. Doesn't that seem idiotic and reckless to send troops who are ill?
 

Cher C. (1462)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 10:53 am


You signed this petition on 11/21/10

Thnx sweetie!!

 

Michela m. (3409)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 11:37 am
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela
 

Just Carole (341)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 11:44 am

I keep thinking about the Haiti earthquake in January 2010.

Immediately, telethons were started; Care2 even posted a special click to donate; and I was pleased to be counted among so many people who felt a great sense of urgency and compassion. A lot of the individuals who contributed were/are on limited incomes, and really did not have spare money, but they went without the few luxuries they allowed themselves to give a few dollars.

Now -- 10 months later -- many of these same Haitians are still living in makeshift tents, without sufficient water and sanitation . . . all in plain view of the major Red Cross office.

Am I surprised that they were perfect candidates for a cholera outbreak? Nope.

Am I angry? YOU CAN BET YOUR SWEET A** I AM!!!

These organizations, who withheld spending money contributed for critical and obvious needs, will MOST DEFINITELY be blacklisted in the future to remind others of their mismanagement.
 

Sir Walk F. (124)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 11:50 am
I said it since the beginning of this disaster. Donating to major charities is idiotic and wasteful.

Get to know peopl in your community who do outreach work so your donatiosn can go to them.

I gave 100 dollars to a friend who went to haiti himself to help rebuild. I know the money didnt go to 'administrative work', but went directly to people who actually needed it.

The Red Cross and all others are a scam. Dont buy it!
 

Sir Walk F. (124)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 11:52 am
There are still Millions unaccounted for from Katrina, too.

STOP DONATING TO RED CROSS ETC!
 

Angelika R. (143)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 12:04 pm
thank you Carole for finding this much needed petition, noted and signed of course.Trasparency and accountability are absolutely essential for those organisations. Over here we had a few cases of money abuse by charities uncovered by the media and learned that CEOs bought luxury cars instead of proper use.
My Haiti donation went to Médecins sans frontières, that's where I usually give for disaster relief and I feel pretty "safe" with this decision. The day I find THEM on any "black list" that's when I really give up believing in humanity.
 

Nancy M. (219)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 12:12 pm
Sir Walk F, your comments reminded me of this:

http://www.care2.com/news/member/399268490/2656228

Sorry Carole for jumping this into your thread. But this chart is related to the topic.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 12:46 pm
"Outrageous" is an understatement for this travesty.
Signed and noted with thanks,
 

Just Carole (341)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 12:46 pm

Thanks for posting that, Nancy. I've noted and passed on to some friends of mine who make sizable donations.

(And, hey, if it relates to the subject, feel free to mention it.)
 

Philip Temple (0)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 12:47 pm
Noted and signed. Just Carole I totally agree with you.
 

Nancy M. (219)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 12:49 pm
Thanks Carole. I did note that American Red Cross is rated an A-. Think about the American Cancer Soceity at C+!
 

Marilyn M. (143)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 1:10 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you, Just.
 

Alicia v. (181)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 1:19 pm
Signed and Noted. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 1:52 pm
Spend the money NOW.
 

Jane H. (125)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 2:29 pm
Thank you for this information...petition signed>
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 2:47 pm
Signed and sent.
Thank you Carole.
 

Sara R. (0)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 2:54 pm
As some others have noted, the u.s. and europe have never forgiven haiti for rising up and winning the first successful slave rebellion in the new world. (sets a bad example you know). Let us not forget the element of blatant racism also. She has paid the price in every way since then, and this latest debacle is just more of the same. What they want to do is turn haiti into a convenient close at hand sweat shop location where they can pay the poor desperate people pennies a day.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 3:05 pm
Signed , noted , thanks !!
 

Pat B. (351)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 3:28 pm
Thank you, Carole for this...signed!!!
 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 3:43 pm
Spend damn the money already! They need help now!
 

Just Carole (341)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 3:48 pm

Well said, Robert!

(Now, why didn't I think of that?)

hehehehehe
 

Dandelion G. (399)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 3:56 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "We Donated to Haiti Relief and We're Angry"

Is a good question Carole, what are they waiting for? I think Pamylle hit part of the reason with her statement. "No infrastructure will be built until the "right" people profit & Haitians are working in factories for a pittance."

I also think they hope there will be more who will die off, as the term is tossed around in our own Government, to get rid of more "useless eaters." Sir Walk made a good point, he gave the money to someone who was going there that he knew he could trust. I also did the same, gave a small donation to a nurse I knew that went down, it may not have been much, but at least I knew 100% of it was used for what I gave it for.

The poor are always at the mercy of the powerful. I would like to see them "wait" before they would get the help needed. But from the get go I felt this was going to happen, everyone must recall how people were on the ground, bleeding, dehydrated, waiting for anything, while all these so called protocols and procedures were put perfectly in place. No you help quickly, then you can better organize and do whatever, but get the person a drink of water first, stop the bleeding first, then worry on all the rest of it.
 

Just Carole (341)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 4:01 pm

And that's why I love you, Sheryl!

It's a shame that those who TRULY care about humanity must keep watch and remind others of the phonies; and THEN start petitions to attempt to FORCE them to fulfill the mission they'd originally promised.

(I love the people here.)
 

Just Carole (341)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 4:13 pm

I hear the stories of so many people, who are upset because they cannot afford a new car, or do not have a job, or wish they had a partner . . .

And then, I think of the HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of people in this world, who live each day, just hoping to survive until tomorrow. And the EXTREME complications they face -- even receiving the hope of aid that has been given.

They only DREAM of having the circumstances of the poorest person in privileged countries.

(I'm not a Christian, but if there is a God, I doubt he only judges, and grants prayers, to Americans, or those whose needs are already met.)
 

Eternal Gardener (700)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 4:14 pm
I'm truly SICK of all the selfish unprofessional and incompetent people in the world who f..k up all good deeds and intentions by not being bothered to do their work even half properly! Where do they all come from... more important; how do we get rid of them?
 

Just Carole (341)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 4:27 pm

GIVE THESE PEOPLE THE MONEY!

I'm with you on that note, Hester.

People gave from their hearts -- because they CARED!

SCOUNDRELS! to present themselves as "aid organizations" . . . and withhold the necessities of LIFE!
 

Just Carole (341)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 5:00 pm
 
Compared to What?
 
 
 

Just Carole (341)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 5:01 pm

(I will not apologize for being a jazz fan.)
 

Nancy M. (219)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 5:03 pm
It was great- well compared to something or other.
 

Just Carole (341)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 5:07 pm

I love the lie and lie the love
A-Hangin' on, with push and shove
Possession is the motivation
that is hangin' up the God-damn nation
Looks like we always end up in a rut (everybody now!)
Tryin' to make it real — compared to what? C'mon baby!

Slaughterhouse is killin' hogs
Twisted children killin' frogs
Poor dumb rednecks rollin' logs
Tired old lady kissin' dogs
I hate the human love of that stinking mutt (I can't use it!)
Try to make it real — compared to what? C'mon baby now!

The President, he's got his war
Folks don't know just what it's for
Nobody gives us rhyme or reason
Have one doubt, they call it treason
We're chicken-feathers, all without one nut. God damn it!
Tryin' to make it real — compared to what? (Sock it to me)

Church on Sunday, sleep and nod
Tryin' to duck the wrath of God
Preacher's fillin' us with fright
They all tryin' to teach us what they think is right
They really got to be some kind of nut (I can't use it!)
Tryin' to make it real — compared to what?

Where's that bee and where's that honey?
Where's my God and where's my money?
Unreal values, crass distortion
Unwed mothers need abortion
Kind of brings to mind ol' young King Tut (He did it now)
Tried to make it real — compared to what?!
 

Carolyn L. (24)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 5:10 pm
This is a classic example of how the rich profit from proverty. They exploit the pain and suffering of one group and the generosity and compassion of another group. Proverity is big business with massive profits.
What is most dsigusting iand alarming is that the Catholic relief agency gave the least to a country that is predominately CATHOLIC! Haiti had more NPO (26) than any other country prior to the earthquake. It's the NPO's, banks, and trans-national corporations that keep third world countries improverished, corrupt, unstable, and under-developed.
 

Just Carole (341)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 5:21 pm

To all the right-wing Christian fundamentalists:

What about the world outside of America?

If Christ was, in fact, the son of God, then WHY would he want you to forsake all of his other creations, both in your own imaginary-boundaried country and the rest of the world?

Do you REALLY think He would want you to ignore suffering?

What would your Jesus do?

 

Sir Walk F. (124)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 5:28 pm
Carol-Jesus was an American, gun-toting patriot.
 

Kit H. (173)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 5:32 pm
done.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 5:49 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Lyn Z. (296)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 7:43 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Carole
 

Christine Stewart (130)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 8:11 pm
A modern, sustainable, healthy city could have been built in the many months gone past with all the money that was raised!
 

Michael Carney (205)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 8:16 pm
Signed and noted...Amazing...Why aren't they spending this money, to help the people?
 

Agnes H. (144)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 9:37 pm
Signed and noted, Thank you to Angie for forwarding
 

Linda G. (187)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 9:51 pm
The whole Haiti relief effort has been so botched. We have seen warehouses full of supplies of donated food, water and medical supplies that have not been distributed after all this time. People are dying... this is not a hypothetical idea and it could have been prevented. Foreign nations who pledged funds have not delivered and those supplies and funds that have been delivered are being hoarded by various agencies, most of whom seem to be at cross purposes.

Whenever disasters happen, whether Katrina, the Haiti Earthquake, the Gulf Oil spill, those who are supposed to respond get so tangled up in bureaucracy that they become ineffective. We've all watched horrific things happen because no one person or agency takes charge. We watch individual efforts that are amazing and breathtaking but I wonder how many disasters and lives lost it will take before we learn how to respond and just get it done, whatever it takes.

You would think that with all the technology we have, things would work more efficiently but they don't so we must be sure to take care of each other, and raise our voices loudly, and more loudly still to be sure things get done.

Thanks so much for the link to the petition, Carole. Signed gladly and madly.
 

Jeannette A. (146)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 10:15 pm
Signed & noted with thanks...
 

Rose N. (9)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 10:38 pm
Signed. Thank you for posting.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 10:40 pm
A better question that needs to be asked is why the hell Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) still has a 'personal Senatorial Hold' on all 1.7 Billion dollars authorized by the US House of Representatives so that nor a single penny from the US Government has gone to Haiti!!! You all remember Coburn from the Gov, Stafford and Sen Ensign scandals, involving the extremist Christian cult known as the 'Family' at the house on C Street in Washington DC where mostly Repugnican Senators and Representatives had their rent illegally subsidized, as he was a player in both. This 'christian cult' is also involved directly with the 'Kill the Gays Bill' in Uganda and now with withholding the US aid to Haiti, neither is particularly surprising as these 'good christians' hold as their political idols such great men as Stalin, Hitler, Mao and Pol Pot. So having Sen. Coburn effectively assure mass death and suffering in Haiti is just his small genocidal offering to his political heroes, I guess!
 

Joy Wong (70)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 11:14 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Ben Oscarsito (347)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 11:20 pm
Signed of course...263 signatures... : ~ (
I submitted this yesterday:
"Haiti Cholera Outbreak Response 'Inadequate', Says Doctors Without Borders"
http://www.care2.com/news/member/140535861/2655868
And, please sign the Avaaz Petition "Help Haiti; Drop the Debt":
http://www.avaaz.org/en/haiti_drop_the_debt/
 

Ben Oscarsito (347)
Monday November 22, 2010, 12:28 am
Here's a Country Profile from BBC:
http://www.care2.com/news/member/140535861/716506
 

Ben Oscarsito (347)
Monday November 22, 2010, 12:38 am
Please, also sign the Petition "Haiti Crisis Needs an Immediate Response" (Change.Org)
http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_crisis_needs_an_immediate_response
Thank You!
 

Arild Warud (151)
Monday November 22, 2010, 2:48 am
#269 signed and posted on FB, TY "C"
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Monday November 22, 2010, 6:52 am
signed
 

Agnes Wojciechowska (152)
Monday November 22, 2010, 8:41 am
signed
 

Douglas K. (135)
Monday November 22, 2010, 9:42 am
This is yet another case of allopathic butchery. Toss these patients in a chlorinated swimming pool. This will kill the cholera bug if patient is exposed long enough to the chlorinated water. Also twill rehydrate them.
 

KrassiAWAY B. (175)
Monday November 22, 2010, 10:58 am
Signed & noted, thank you Just Carole.
 

serge vrabec (279)
Monday November 22, 2010, 11:03 am
Nice One Carole, that is so absurd. I was just watching and listening to the WE ARE THE WORLD/ HAITI version, spend the money already, how ridiculous. I wish the lack, poverty concioussness thinking would end in the world, it holds back countries as well as indiv (s).

Gladly signed, thx carole :):):)
 

John Farnham (53)
Monday November 22, 2010, 1:49 pm
Guess I'm getting cynical in my dotage. I remember one of the first things that happened after the 'quake in Haiti was that the US military took over the airport - so rushed that a French field hospital was not allowed past the 'line'. Helicopters were reported cruising around on patrol - but not landing nor giving assistance. And aid was collected and distribution didn't happen.
You can blame the charities if you like. Something else springs to my mind. War.
I just posted an article from Transcend http://www.transcend.org/tms
Their site and the kids from Seattle U are doing a bang up job of consciousness raising.
http://theintelhub.com/
Both are covered in my morning report http://opitslinkfest.blogspot.com/2010/11/22-november-morning-musingnews.html
 

Just Carole (341)
Monday November 22, 2010, 1:59 pm

That may be part of the mix, John, but I feel that those who contributed specifically to the Haiti campaign have every right to know why only 27% of their donations were spent by the leading relief organizations!
 

tony lane (3)
Monday November 22, 2010, 2:21 pm
the cholera virus came out of a laboratory in the USA,so it is down to them pay compensation to them, so they should then get out of haiti and stop terrorising all the defenceless countries on our planet,we all know that nearly ninety per cent of all disasters are implemented by the HAARP antenna,which was never built for any other purpose than a weapon.
 

Susan S. (191)
Monday November 22, 2010, 4:08 pm
I am not sure about this one because there is too much doubt and negativity being cast upon NGOs and attempts to make a difference. The problems in Haiti are very complex, and campaigns like this will not get them the practical help they need. Read up on the history of Haiti where corrupt governments squandered the resources and took the money away from the people. Signing petitions which cast gloom on efforts made by organizations to raise funds will only contribute to cynicism and defeatism. This is one petition I refuse to sign.
 

Connor Hocking (29)
Monday November 22, 2010, 5:17 pm
signed! thanks for posting
 

Linda B. (71)
Monday November 22, 2010, 6:14 pm
Action taken. I dread to think who has their paws on this money. Same old story, different country. Sad.
 

Marty H. (119)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 3:49 am
Thanks Carole, noted and signed!
 

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 6:05 am
I'm pretty sure the administrators of the Fund are living pretty well.
 

Beverly L. (72)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 7:21 am
Makes me wonder how much donated money actually gets used for what it's supposed to. Noted and signed ~ Thanks Carole!
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 10:32 am
Lots of good comments here. Wolf a. mentioned on the other site presented that we should consider giving for change. Every day I am inundated with requests from charities for money. Received one from Oxfam America, which is a Quaker organization not rated on chart. Their breakdown on what various amounts could buy for the needy included that a $175 donation can "dig a well, which creates a safe source of water for an entire community and reduces the community's vulnerability to future droughts or floods."
That is not a huge amount of money. Why in the year of 2010 do not all these underdeveloped communities have wells by now after years of these organizations collecting million to total at least billions of dollars. Why does not Haiti have wells already all over the place so they can access clean water. Why are they sending all this bottled water when they can dig wells and prevent cholera? Expect some wells are more expensive than others, but I recall as a kid that my grandmother accessed well water with a hand pump in her kitchen. It was not hard to get water.
It seems that many charities ensure they get donations if they do not fix the basic problems. Clean water would resolve huge problems for most communities throughout the world. Why is cholera and access to water still a problem. Am I missing something?
Why have wells not been made throughout the city and in areas where the victims of this tragedy has occurred not been made? It really does seem to me that Bush and Clinton are not doing their job in distributing the money that was donated. That is my recall on what happened to donations. They are not using it for the victims needs, but holding out until all the land is claimed by the wealthy. Personal ownership of land was probably not recorded as required in recent years as it was passed down through generations. Parks used by Haitians are now being claimed by companies who want to build. They are going to rob and plunder these people and they will be back in crowded shacks that they have to build from the rubble. This is so outrageous.
 

Sir Walk F. (124)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 11:28 am
It's called Disaster Capitalism, Judieth, et al. These 'aid' organizations need catastrophies in order to keep theri profit margins up. Many of the major aid groups have so much overhead that little will EVER see the people who need it, insuring the need for MORE donations in the future. And then, companies like Halliburton get big juicy reconstruction contracts.

In short, these companies all benefit from places like haiti, or New Orleans being destitute and always in need of 'assistance', because that 'assistance' always ends up lining rich peoples' pockets.

Naomi Campbell wrote a great book called Disaster Capitalism and it should be required reading for all.
 

Sir Walk F. (124)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 5:21 pm
susan writes: "Signing petitions which cast gloom on efforts made by organizations to raise funds will only contribute to cynicism and defeatism."

Interesting take on the subject. Personally, i think the well-documented corruption of certain 'aid' organizations is what leads to people's cynicism, not the info pointing out such corruption.

talk about blaming the victim.
 

Cindy Black (61)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 12:44 am
SIGNED, and I certainly agree! Just Carole, did you write that poem? Thank you.
 

Just Carole (341)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 5:58 am

OOPS! Since I posted them right after the YouTube video, I (wrongly) assumed that everyone knew they were the lyrics to:

"Compared to What"
from Swiss Movement, Les McCann and Eddie Harris
 

mary f. (165)
Monday November 29, 2010, 1:19 am
signed noted
 

Amena Ravenwing (187)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 1:05 pm
Noted and signed. This is crazy. Thanks, Carole.
 

jane richmond (10)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 5:06 pm
The money was not donated so it could sit in some bank account. Spend the Money where it is needed -HAITI!
 
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