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Should charity begin at home?

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What a crazy world we live in. Cadburys, a successful well run British company that's one of a very few that's turning a decent buck in recession (thanks to our dooyoo girls munching away); is to be bought out by Kraft, an American firm that has borrowed $7 billion dollars to buy it. Can you ... Read review

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Charity begins in Haiti

AdvantagesSpend from your heart

DisadvantagesCharity 'admin fees'

"What a crazy world we live in. Cadburys, a successful well run British company that's one of a very few that's turning a decent buck in recession (thanks to our dooyoo girls munching away); is to be bought out by Kraft, an American firm that has borrowed $7 billion dollars to buy it. Can you guess which bank they borrowed the money from? Why the Royal Bank of Scotland, of course, bailed out by a similar sum from British taxpayers last year, our money ..." Read review
30.01.2010

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What do you mean by home

AdvantagesCharity begins with the home of us all

DisadvantagesWell,...

"...you fancy an animal charity, should you really worry about domestic things like the RSPB, when on a more global scale there are more pressing questions, with much wider destruction of bird habitat, and so on? What good is a charity that may, in 80-100 years time cure MS, if before then we've all died from asthma and skin cancer as we walk around with no ozone hole, and blanket surface air pollution? Don't get me wrong, I am not denigrating any ..." Read review
16.09.2002

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Community Level 4daveops

daveops

The state must not be a charity

AdvantagesIt already does

DisadvantagesThe state should encourage and not nanny

"...for one certainly believe we should live in a society that protects the genuinely needy, while at the same time encouraging each individual to maximise the contribution they make to that society. Nut I feel that the state has become a charity that helps far too many people, making them dependent. Firstly, I will let you know from what position I am writing. I live in a nice cosy middle class suburban semi with my wife and three children. I earn ..." Read review
26.04.2003

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Community Level 6BUBBLES171

BUBBLES171

A Sad Christmas Present !

AdvantagesIt is nice to give.

DisadvantagesCollectors asking you for your money

"I have been sat down watching tv most of the night as I am shattered and I popped on Ciao to sort the emails out and was thinking about my christmas trees which are now currently standing in the kitchen both of them, (I always let them stand for two weeks so I can play with the branches lol) then they will be decorated and all done and on display by Dec 1st. In my excitement for some reason, I started to think about charity and especially does ..." Read review
20.11.2003

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Community Level 3Mojoly

Mojoly

charity shall cover the multitude of sins

AdvantagesIt's home

DisadvantagesMaybe it's too close to 'home'?

"...our own country. So yes, charity should begin at home. Why can we not acknowledge that we need it? No-one else is going to stand up and sing for our own starving, homeless, abused people. ..." Read review
31.07.2003

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