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Old 12-11-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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I don't get why people like Bill Gates and Bono keep on spending money on Africa when there are some very poor people in the US. The papers always talk about how the rich are donating their money but they either spend it on Africa or frivolous art projects.
It makes them feel warm and fuzzy inside.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Southwest Michigan/Miami Beach Miami
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Simple: It's THEIR money let them give it to whomever.
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:39 AM
 
Location: America
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I don't get why people like Bill Gates and Bono keep on spending money on Africa when there are some very poor people in the US. The papers always talk about how the rich are donating their money but they either spend it on Africa or frivolous art projects.
the difference between poor americans and poor africans is resources. here in america, we have quite a few. many africans literally have none.

there isn't a single american living that has experienced the extreme poverty in africa
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I don't get why people like Bill Gates and Bono keep on spending money on Africa when there are some very poor people in the US. The papers always talk about how the rich are donating their money but they either spend it on Africa or frivolous art projects.
I guess if people would stop attacking them for their social status and the amount of money they make and then bitching because they don't pay 55% of their estate to the government when they die and take 40% of their wages everytime they get a check... Well.. they might be inclined to help..

The more I think about this post the more pi$$ed I get. How can a group of morons that constantly complain about the rich, attack them and attempt a government take over of their wealth turn around and ask why they don't spend money on them.. UNBELIEVABLE! UN-FREAKING BELIEVABLE!!
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:30 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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By the way, Bono is Irish if I am not mistaken, why would he give money to poor Americans rather than poor Africans?
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