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Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-04-02 06:11||
#2 Bright Pebbles, I think your comment would be more true if it was phrased something like, "number of genuine NGOs after their tenth birthday".
I think a number start off with noble purpose and get quickly corrupted. I'm not sure how many new NGOs we have though, so this might be the way it was, and not the way it is.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-04-02 09:06||
#3 rjs, I agree, sort of, but your number is way high. I'd bet it should be 2 - 5 yrs. max.
Posted by AlanC 2012-04-02 09:25||
#4 To bad penicillin doesn't work on that kind of infection.
Posted by Rjschwarz 2012-04-02 09:57||
#5 I'm with rjschwartz.
At one time I was a paid up member of Amnesty International. Back in the day when they were apolitical and just suported 'prisoners of concious'.
Seems a long time ago.
Posted by phil_b 2012-04-02 10:33||
so why am I thinking "Quangoroo?"
Posted by Ptah 2012-04-02 11:04||
#7 > 'prisoners of concious'
LOL. I sometimes feel like that after too many drinkies.
At least auto-correct didn't put couscous in instead.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-04-02 11:57||
#8 I'd bet it should be 2 - 5 yrs. max.
A better metric might be the number of white Land Rovers.
Posted by SteveS 2012-04-02 12:39||
#9 You mean they don't want democracy in the arab whatevers?
Posted by Bigfoot Glinens9686 2012-04-02 13:31||
#10 I was a believer in Amnesty until I saw one of their reports (back during the cold war) that had 80 something pages about the US being bad and five or six about the Soviets. Bias couldn't have been more obvious.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-04-02 14:37||
Now they're just another NGO sin las blancas camionetas...