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  • Charitable Giving by Nations

    11/13/2018 5:56:20 AM PST · by neverevergiveup · 2 replies
    Macron's comments about nationalism: “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. By saying our interests first ... we erase what a nation holds dearest, what gives it life, what gives it grace, and what is essential: its moral values." Macron's premise seems to be that loving one's nation and putting its interests first is somehow synonymous with selfishly turning ones back on the rest of the world. Arguably, charitable giving is a valuable index of how much a nation and its people care about the rest of the world. The link is to a...
  • NYC SYNAGOGUE VANDALISM SUSPECT IS FORMER CITY HALL ANTI-HATE CRIME INTERN

    11/03/2018 11:07:13 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 88 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11.03.18 | Luke Rosiak
    The suspect in a synagogue vandalism act that forced the cancellation of a Democratic event is reportedly a former City Hall employee who worked on anti-hate crime issues and is a Democratic activist, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The New York Times and a Jewish couple helped the impoverished gay black man attend college where he studied African American studies, according to The Times. He resented New York liberals as patronizing, and railed against Israel and cultural appropriation, according to his Facebook profile. Before knowing his identity, politicians said the vandalism demonstrated why voting Democratic was needed and...
  • Why Hasn’t Trump’s Refugee Policy Repelled His Christian Supporters?

    09/21/2018 4:33:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 21, 2018 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Refugees are not simply impoverished migrants. A refugee is defined, by a 1951 international convention, as a person who, “owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted … is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.” The maximum number of refugees that the U.S. should accept in a given year is a fraught question. Dara Lind reports that in the final year of the Carter administration, federal officials settled on the answer 231,700. Under Reagan, the answer fluctuated between a high of 217,000...
  • Brad Pitt built dozens of homes in New Orleans after Katrina...falling apart and residents suing.

    09/12/2018 1:52:58 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 100 replies
    https://www.nbcnews.com ^ | September 12, 2018 | Brandy Zadrozny, Kit Ramgopal and Farnoush Amiri
    NEW ORLEANS — Kamaria Allen had no plans to return to the Lower 9th Ward after losing everything in Hurricane Katrina. But then she saw the new houses. Billed as flood-safe and futuristic, the Make It Right homes towered over vacant lots in pops of teal, lemon and lavender. Houses like that just didn’t exist in the working-class, mostly black section of New Orleans that Allen’s family had called home for four generations — and definitely not for $130,000.
  • Nonprofits are hiring people three times faster than for-profit companies

    08/31/2018 5:40:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Fast Company ^ | August 31, 2018 | Ben Paynter
    It’s the third largest sector–after retail and manufacturing–and it’s growing fast. Nonprofits are creating jobs at three times the rate of their for-profit counterparts, according to new data from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies. “If you look at the period over the last decade from 2007 right before the financial crisis and up to 2016, nonprofit growth in employment was almost 17 percent and the for-profit growth rate was under 5 percent over that 10 year period,” says Lester Salamon, the center’s director. Nonprofits still make up around one-tenth of the total labor force, and have hired...
  • Trump Gives $400,000 to Repair Military Cemeteries — Liberal Media Ignores the Story

    08/01/2018 2:24:00 PM PDT · by spirited irish · 3 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug. 1, 2018 | Jim Holt
    President Trump has donated his salary each quarter to different federal agencies. President Donald Trump donated his first-quarter 2018 salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Trump and Melania reveal their wedding gift to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

    05/17/2018 10:21:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 17, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will be donating to a charity of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's choice in honor of their wedding. "President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will be making a contribution to one of the 7 charities the royal couple has designated in lieu of gifts,' Lindsay Walters, a spokeswoman for the White House, told the Daily Mail ahead of the nuptials on Saturday. The organizations chosen by the British prince and his American fiancee include the Children's HIV Association, Crisis, the Myna Mahila Foundation, Scotty's Little Soldiers, StreetGames, Surfers Against Sewage, and...
  • Vanity: Need Recommendations for Conservative Charities

    05/16/2018 7:25:57 AM PDT · by MountainWalker · 41 replies
    5/16/2018 | Me
    I have the opportunity to donate quite a bit of money out of a trust to the charities of my choosing. I used to personally donate to Save the Children until I watched them posting all this Huffpo garbage on their Facebook page. O'Sullivan's Law is a real phenomenon, so I'm looking for some charities that will help those in need but also those that reflect our values. I was thinking St. Jude's Children's Hospital and The Wounded Warrior Project - any others or better ones that you guys would recommend?
  • Costco turned away money to their Children's Miracle Network fund - it was from a gun company

    05/13/2018 7:03:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5-2018
  • Inside a powerful Silicon Valley charity, a toxic culture festered

    05/12/2018 8:37:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 5/11/2018 | David Gelles
    As Silicon Valley technology executives have amassed enormous fortunes in recent years, one relatively obscure group — the Silicon Valley Community Foundation — has emerged as the local charity of choice. Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has donated stock worth more than $1.8 billion to the foundation. Reed Hastings, the founder and chief executive of Netflix, has given $100 million. And many other tech titans, including the Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen, have donated millions. According to interviews with a half dozen former and current employees, some of whom only agreed to do so on the...
  • America before and after welfare handouts

    05/09/2018 7:32:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/9/2018 | Walter Williams
    Before the massive growth of our welfare state, private charity was the sole option for an individual or family facing insurmountable financial difficulties or other challenges. How do we know that? There is no history of Americans dying on the streets because they could not find food or basic medical assistance. Respecting the biblical commandment to honor thy father and mother, children took care of their elderly or infirm parents. Family members and the local church also helped those who had fallen on hard times.
  • Charity versus Welfare: We conservatives have abandoned the poor to an evil government.

    05/05/2018 5:38:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/05/2018 | Hank Wallace
    You are driving through downtown, and you see a homeless woman standing on the corner. You think, "I hope she is getting some help." You drive on. There are two sources for help for that homeless woman: charity and welfare. Let's examine them, how they work, and their effects on her and the rest of us. First, charity. There are many charitable organizations in every locality, taking voluntary donations from private citizens, churches, and businesses and aiding people in need. But let's look at charity on a more personal level. Let's say you, sitting in your car observing the homeless...
  • Clinton Charity Fraud Biggest Scandal in US History – Kevin Shipp on: 03/11/2018 by Greg Hunter

    03/12/2018 3:06:06 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 65 replies
    USA Watch Dog ^ | 3/11/2018 | Greg Hunter
    Former CIA Officer and whistleblower Kevin Shipp says the reason for all the crime and treason at the FBI and DOJ all boils down to one thing–the Clinton so-called “charity.” Shipp explains, “Hillary Clinton was running and is running a global financial criminal syndicate. She was using these secret servers to conduct Clinton financial money laundering business. The shocking thing about that is all the former directors of the CIA that have come out to support her, from Clapper to Brennan to Morell to Robert Gates supporting her being elected, knew about this criminal syndicate. Comey was protecting it. Lynch...
  • Oxfam staff 'paid prostitutes for sex in Haiti during earthquake recovery - then charity covered...

    02/09/2018 2:30:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 2/9/18 | Steve Robson
    Top staff at Oxfam paid Haitian prostitutes for sex in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, it has been claimed.Senior aid workers were found to have paid for sex while involved in the massive cleanup operation after the natural disaster killed 220,000 people and left millions more homeless, the Times reports.The charity, which receives £300million a year in government funding, conducted an internal investigation which led to three men being sacked for gross misconduct.Four others were allowed to resign, it is claimed.One source told the Times that an Oxfam worker had arranged "sex parties" at a villa rented by the...
  • New Trump refugee policies could close more than 20 Catholic Charities resettlement offices

    01/28/2018 7:39:24 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 77 replies
    The American Magazine ^ | Jan 9, 2018 | Kevin Clarke
    After decades helping refugee families become Americans, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque announced on Dec. 18 that it was getting out of the business. Its 77-year-old refugee resettlement ministry was being shut down. (snip)“We have received some indication that those agencies that are serving under 100 resettlement clients a year are at risk for being discontinued, of losing their federal contracts,” she said on Jan. 9. “So some of the agencies that are very small are threatened.”(snip) Sister Markham emphasized that the closing of the refugee programs “is not a decision that Catholic Charities is making…this is being...
  • Members of Congress Withhold Pay, Donate Salary to Charity During Government Shutdown

    01/21/2018 8:00:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Several members of Congress, both Democrat and Republican, have announced that they will either withhold their pay during the government shutdown or will donate their salary during this time to charity. Republican Congressman Bob Latta shared a letter he sent, demanding that his paycheck be withheld until the government shutdown has ended. Expressing support for the troops and indignation that America’s elected leaders who caused the government impasse are being paid while the military is not, Latta tweeted, “Members of Congress should be paid while 2 million troops are not.” His letter read, “Dear Mr. Kiko, I have been informed that despite...
  • Saints Punter Morstead to Donate Money Raised in Unique Fan Campaign to Children's Minnesota

    01/17/2018 4:59:11 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/17/18 | Michael Oakes
    New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead said he will donate to Children's Minnesota the more than $40,000 raised by a unique fan campaign that began as a tribute to the punter's sportsmanship at the tail end of the Vikings defeat of the Saints Sunday. According to the Vikings' website, Minnesota fan Garrick Shurts posted a call on Reddit for Vikings fans to donate money to Morstead's charity, What You Give Will Grow. "It's just a bunch of happy Minnesota fans that were inspired for some reason. And I just figured the money should stay there to affect people in their...
  • Editorial Losers in the GOP tax plan, blue states are unwisely turning to tax evasion

    01/08/2018 1:06:02 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 17 replies
    Los Angeles times ^ | 1/6/18 | LA Times Editorial Board
    Their outrage at the slap from Washington is understandable; it seems hardly coincidental that congressional Republicans would target a deduction that matters most to blue states. But rather than respond with real tax reforms of their own, they’re resorting to tax-dodge gimmickry. A case in point is the proposal Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) unveiled Jan. 3 in California. De León would enable residents to contribute money to a new “California Excellence Fund” in exchange for an equal amount of tax credits — for example, a family that owed $4,000 in state taxes could contribute $4,000...
  • Why You Should Give Money Directly and Unconditionally to Homeless People

    12/23/2017 2:19:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 107 replies
    The New Statesman ^ | Matt Broomfield
    Who are you to judge what they do with that cash?Don’t just buy them a sandwich from Pret. They’re not four. They have the right to spend their money as they choose – and it is their money, once given. Don’t just give to people performing, singing, or accompanied by a cute dog. Buskers deserve a wage too, of course. But homeless people are not your dancing monkey and they shouldn’t have to perform to earn your pity. Don’t second-guess whether people are “really” homeless. Those who think begging is a shortcut to easy money should try humiliating themselves daily...
  • Man Gives the Shoes Off His Feet to Stranger in Need at Kentucky Chick-fil-A

    12/20/2017 5:34:26 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    MSN ^ | 12-19-17
    Hallie Cassady’s family eats at Chick-fil-A in Bowling Green, Kentucky at least once a week. But last week’s visit to their favorite restaurant wasn’t like the others. Chowing down with her loved ones, the 13 year old witnessed a gesture of kindness that will alter her perspective forever. That day Hallie was one of many customers who noticed an old man in need of some help. "His shoes were being held together with duct tape," the teenager recalled to WBKO. Another diner noticed the man too, and Hallie says she watched as he looked in him the eye, took off...