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# 1 : Saturday 23-12-2017 @ 09:29
 
 
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# 2 : Saturday 23-12-2017 @ 12:36
 
 

What exactly is your point? Not in a giving mood at Christmas? Not a Christian eh?
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# 3 : Saturday 23-12-2017 @ 13:42
 
 
I think it's right to help others and we should make our fair contributions. Government should also spend money on infrastructure, more public transport and houses are urgently required.
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# 4 : Saturday 23-12-2017 @ 15:20
 
 
Someone said :

What exactly is your point? Not in a giving mood at Christmas? Not a Christian eh?

You don't have to be religious, to be generous and charitable.
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# 5 : Saturday 23-12-2017 @ 17:37
 
 
Africa has had billions poured into it since the 1950s in aid and it’s done the continent few favors. Most of the money has gone to kleptocratic corrupt governments who can’t run their countries properly and the poor have seen very little of the money.

Until African countries can govern themselves properly, they just won’t develop. In fact, China is propably doing more to develop Africa in the past 15 years and its for its own self-interest.

Charity begins at home.
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# 6 : Saturday 23-12-2017 @ 19:52
 
 
Has Michael D., purchased two BMW's worth 200k?
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# 7 : Sunday 24-12-2017 @ 13:38
 
 
[MOD] Lads, cool off the aggro there please or a little break from the boards might ensue.


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# 8 : Friday 29-12-2017 @ 11:48
 
 
Someone said :
Africa has had billions poured into it since the 1950s in aid and it’s done the continent few favors. Most of the money has gone to kleptocratic corrupt governments who can’t run their countries properly and the poor have seen very little of the money.

Until African countries can govern themselves properly, they just won’t develop. In fact, China is propably doing more to develop Africa in the past 15 years and its for its own self-interest.

Charity begins at home.

How much was taken out of Africa though in the last 200 years and who keeps their " corrupt" governments in power ?
In the sense that charities have " administration" costs and some take a larger cut than others it's hoped that when you give money some of it gets to the cause and it's not all soaked up .
This is true at home or abroad .

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# 9 : Friday 29-12-2017 @ 14:52
 
 
People in Charities, don't live on air and there are those who abuse it. Earnings/wages in a charity, should be public knowledge as the public give the donations. But there are people, worse off than us and what goes around comes around.
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# 10 : Saturday 30-12-2017 @ 06:50
 
 
Someone said :

It's religious police
[...]

It would be if I were referring to the bodies charged with policing religion, for instance the "Saudi religious police" or a "Vatican religious police".

I this instance, if you had paid attention to the intended meaning as opposed to your expectation of the formalities, you would have understood that you were not accused of being the religious police. No more than you would be accused of being the " grammatical police".
I was suggesting that you were acting as "religion" police, the same way you are acting as a " grammar " police: self-appointedly trying to turn things you do not agree with or do not understand, into "mistakes" that you feel compelled to "correct".

Just like my use of "religion" instead of the more expected "religious" was not a mistake that you were i a position to correct (as it was not a mistake in the first place!), you have no authority to tell someone why his view on one tenet of christianity as he understands it contradicts another of his believes that he frames as christian.
Unless of course you think of yourself as the "Catholic religious police" and actually think that a most extreme form of catolicism is the only true/valid form of christianity, and that you ought to enforce your view of it on others like the Spanish Inquisition.
I do not assume you to be such an extremist ignorant, so I will assume for now that you are just making assumptions about religion, and that you are feeling that you have to force that view on others without any specific understanding or dogma: I will assume it is just your own biased blinkered view.

Thus I will assume that you are behaving as a " religion police", the way you act up as a " grammar police".

Someone said :
Or actually respond to the post instead of boring everyone in pointless grammar observations when he clearly knows what the post meant?

That is te beauty of unregulated policing: they will pull any string that seems to help their case, especially when they are out of their depth.
Anything goes in Hyperion Heights/Fremont...
(Where imagination can be stronger than reality)



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# 11 : Saturday 30-12-2017 @ 15:40
 
 
Someone said :

It would be if I were referring to the bodies charged with policing religion, for instance the "Saudi religious police" or a "Vatican religious police".

I this instance, if you had paid attention to the intended meaning as opposed to your expectation of the formalities, you would have understood that you were not accused of being the religious police. No more than you would be accused of being the " grammatical police".
I was suggesting that you were acting as "religion" police, the same way you are acting as a " grammar " police: self-appointedly trying to turn things you do not agree with or do not understand, into "mistakes" that you feel compelled to "correct".

Just like my use of "religion" instead of the more expected "religious" was not a mistake that you were i a position to correct (as it was not a mistake in the first place!), you have no authority to tell someone why his view on one tenet of christianity as he understands it contradicts another of his believes that he frames as christian.
Unless of course you think of yourself as the "Catholic religious police" and actually think that a most extreme form of catolicism is the only true/valid form of christianity, and that you ought to enforce your view of it on others like the Spanish Inquisition.
I do not assume you to be such an extremist ignorant, so I will assume for now that you are just making assumptions about religion, and that you are feeling that you have to force that view on others without any specific understanding or dogma: I will assume it is just your own biased blinkered view.

Thus I will assume that you are behaving as a " religion police", the way you act up as a " grammar police".


That is te beauty of unregulated policing: they will pull any string that seems to help their case, especially when they are out of their depth.
Anything goes in Hyperion Heights/Fremont...
(Where imagination can be stronger than reality)


You forgot Halacha law ?

You don't think it's fair to criticize others grammar/ spelling ? Strange I didn't start it but when it did ,did you write a word? But of course if it touches you a thousand words are written.....

And
Images looked up
And posted


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# 12 : Saturday 30-12-2017 @ 15:44
 
 
Someone said :
People in Charities, don't live on air and there are those who abuse it. Earnings/wages in a charity, should be public knowledge as the public give the donations. But there are people, worse off than us and what goes around comes around.

I agree with you and people who collect for charities should have to say how much they earn and the charity should have to say how much money gets to the cause .
Because charities don't pay tax some if them were operated as cash cows and scams and the whole sector needs a good dose of transparency from top to bottom .
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# 13 : Saturday 30-12-2017 @ 19:00
 
 
Someone said :
People in Charities, don't live on air and there are those who abuse it. Earnings/wages in a charity, should be public knowledge as the public give the donations. But there are people, worse off than us and what goes around comes around.

Most reputable charities do publish CEO wages to be fair
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# 14 : Monday 1-1-2018 @ 07:28
 
 
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Most reputable charities do publish CEO wages to be fair

If we learned anything from the PAC and the tribunals it's that CEOs and managers have been getting their wages topped up in a variety of ways all over the place so what's published isn't necessarily true even if they say they aren't getting anything suddenly " expenses" pop up and there can be endless perks added onto the wages .

That's why what's important is transparency and the % of administration costs and what % they pass on those are the important figures.
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