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    Your "argument" - let them starve!

    Let them.

    Feel better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matmos View Post
    Your "argument" - let them starve!

    Let them.

    Feel better?
    I made no arguments. "Nowadays, all I see in the donation ads are healthy African children. I guess this means the donations are working?" is not an argument.
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    You do not even know the problem is in Somalia, not Ethiopia. You're an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matmos View Post
    You do not even know the problem is in Somalia, not Ethiopia. You're an idiot.
    Please try to calm down. The problem is located in the Horn of Africa. The Red Cross site pinpoints the entire region. Their Facebook spam campaign also orients on the Horn.
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    I remember reading that donations are good as short-term solutions, but that there needs to be major changes to the infrastructure of African societies in order to create long-lasting prosperity and better quality of life to the lower classes.

    I plan to read more African literature in order to have a less fuzzy picture of the issues there. Currently reading Nadine Gordimer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viridian View Post
    I remember reading that donations are good as short-term solutions,
    Not always.

    A story from a few years ago: relief ship off the coast of some African country, but their government won't let it dock.

    Of course we all know the old adage against short-term solutions: "...teach a man to fish and you'll feed him for a lifetime." But the only thing we can do in this case is send some goods across the ocean, cross our fingers, and hope that the ship's supplies don't simply fall into the hands of some African government with all the goodies going to the wrong people.
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    Well, I shall repeat - you are an [fluffy bunny].

    How else would you describe someone who gets the news from facebook?

    Who but a[ fluffy bunny] would then use this misrepresentation of starving people to make himself feel better with preposterous shite from facebook and scribble a wanky little thread like this?

    The reason the UN says "Horn of Africa" rather than Somalia should be obvious to you. Then again, you'd probably need to extract yourself from facebook, or some of the other shite sources you peruse, to achieve this miraculous feat.

    Enjoy your pizza, you repugnant oaf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mal12345 View Post
    Going by the pictures and videos of children, I see no starvation.
    Or perhaps the news have simply become more "politically correct".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    Or perhaps the news have simply become more "politically correct".
    Nah. The Red Cross thinks close up shots of pretty girls works better than bloated baby pictures.
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