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    Default "Starving" Ethiopian Children

    Lately on TV and the internet I have seen the usual push for donations to help the starving African children.

    When I was growing up, I saw pictures and videos of starving African children. Their bellies were bloated, they were covered in dirt and flies. In many cases, the mother would burn the child's belly with cigarettes in order to release the "evil spirits" inside causing the bloated condition.

    Nowadays, all I see in the donation ads are healthy African children. I guess this means the donations are working?
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    Chya, brah. What's with all these Africans with their "famines" and "wars" and "AIDs" and shit? Maybe they should stop camwhorin' and get jobs amiright??
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    There was a heinous drought in that part of Africa due to over-working the soil there for decades + lack of humidity/rain, so the starvation you saw was real. However, since various groups (Christian and secular) have gone in to set up programs for food, schooling, and even teaching the adults business skills, yes the people may look healthier but the various groups are non-profit organizations which require donations to operate efficiently.

    The schooling and education for adults are in the projection that these communities will become self-sustaining eventually through education and investment which eventually turns profit and product.

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    Yeah, everything's absolutely fine in Ethiopia and Kenya. It's just a story made up by the Commies to frighten y'all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilkRoad View Post
    Yeah, everything's absolutely fine in Ethiopia and Kenya. It's just a story made up by the Commies to frighten y'all.
    Going by the pictures and videos of children, I see no starvation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilkRoad View Post
    Yeah, everything's absolutely fine in Ethiopia and Kenya. It's just a story made up by the Commies to frighten y'all.
    Going by the pictures and videos of children, I see no starvation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wind-up Rex View Post
    Chya, brah. What's with all these Africans with their "famines" and "wars" and "AIDs" and shit? Maybe they should stop camwhorin' and get jobs amiright??
    I don't know about their camwhoring abilities, but the Nigerian scam has gotten really old.
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    Here is the best anti-scammer forum on the web.
    http://www.419eater.com/

    These guys scam the scammers back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mal12345 View Post
    Going by the pictures and videos of children, I see no starvation.
    I'm curious...what do you think is actually going on over there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilkRoad View Post
    I'm curious...what do you think is actually going on over there?
    A rather poor attempt to make me send in "just 50 cents." On the basis of what, pictures of healthy children?
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