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Video:There Might Be Starving People In Africa, But What About The Cold People In Europe?


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JL
- 652 days ago - upworthy.com
You've probably seen those commercials on TV around the holidays that ask for donations to developing nations-- they inundate you with sad, starving children in hopeless conditions. This video turns that angle of charity guilt-sploitation on its head & m



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JL A. (275)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 9:15 am
You've probably seen those commercials on TV around the holidays that ask for donations to developing nations— they inundate you with sad, starving children in hopeless conditions. This video turns that angle of charity guilt-sploitation on its head and makes you wonder if you'd see other countries in a different light if we all took this approach.
 

Terry V. (30)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 3:59 pm
Remember to check out who you are donating to. Many organizations only give a SMALL percentage of what is given.
And what about the homeless and starving in the USA???
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 4:04 pm
Excellent points Terry! You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last week.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 8:50 am
This initiative does turn things round a lot! Shows we all need to care for each other!
 

Christeen Anderson (489)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 1:39 pm
Do for others as you sometime may need their help. Thank you.
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 2:19 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Christeen because you have done so within the last week.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 3:45 pm
Like socks for Japan a while back which was reasonable after the flooding. I was thinking this video was a spoof...Europe is closer to Norway than Africa, surely there are people there who upgrade their heaters that could donate.(?) I didn't know about the Norway situation.
I would imagine we have many folks in New York that need our help after the hurricane. We could send blankets, sweaters, etc. Most people will help out if they only know what the needs are.
While there are MOBS all over the planet causing havoc...there are (perhaps fewer involved than in a mob), but are good GROUPS of people who work behind the scenes for the GOOD of mankind/animals/planet.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 5:53 pm
Thanks J..L. A.--good post, and Terry V, and you, make excellent points.
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 6:02 pm
You are welcome Mary!
 

John S. (303)
Friday December 7, 2012, 4:27 am
Thanks, something to think about.
 

JL A. (275)
Friday December 7, 2012, 6:41 am
You're welcome John and I agree.
 
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