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Posted by Skidmark 2012-10-17 01:17||
#2 While heretofore cloaked as international philanthropy and nation building, hundreds of billions in USAID (previously known as foreign aid) will soon openly be correctly channeled through legitimate UN global taxation schemes. All of Africa and the world will eventually fall under a ObamaCare UN sanctioned mandate as the west finally steps up to it's responsibilities to redress the evils of racist oppression and colonialism.
It's only fair you know.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-10-17 06:01||
#3 I share your distrust of the UN. That said, hardly any of us in the US have ever had to live without clean water. Hardly any of us have ever had to face the loss of our child to utterly preventable disease. We have forgotten what life was like for our grandparents, who could expect to lose a child to preventable disease (as my grandparents did when they lost their first son to diphtheria).
I appreciate Chelsea Clinton for reminding us that infant diarrhea is preventable for pennies a day. Got a few cents to spare, gentlemen?
Even a simple pair of clean flip-flops can help protect a child from picking up hookworm parasites. Imagine how much malnutrition would go away if children didn't have to share what little food they had with a mess of intestinal worms.
Our family has had the privilege of supporting home water filters and clean wells (including training locals to maintain them) through partnerships between churches. In addition, we have the opportunity--through Compassion International and Vision Trust--to provide medical, educational, and nutritional support for several orphaned kids. We in the US have many opportunities to provide assistance without political complications, assistance that actually helps people without creating an entitlement plantation culture.
Posted by mom 2012-10-17 10:35||
#4 Archeologial history regarding the region and it's Bantu origins now known as Nigeria, may date as far back as 9000 years BC.
After 9000 years, the inherent benefits of "Clean water"... should be manifest, or am I being racist ?
Posted by Besoeker 2012-10-17 10:43||
#5 mom, do you see the irony of Chelsea supporting the same Democrat party that puts the likes of John Holdren in charge of science?
How many of these people are believers of the neo-Malthusian principles that support forced abortion and putting infertility drugs in the water supply? (see also Paul & Ann Ehrlich)
When you believe in the idea that over-population is the ultimate evil do you really care about a million or so African kids?
Posted by AlanC 2012-10-17 11:07||
#6 Oh, never mind. I thought the problem was that her father talks too much.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-10-17 12:31||
#7 If Ms Clinton is busy doing good works, she won't have time to be involved in politics. And, any money she spends while over there will trickle down to the local economy. Possibly the experience will recalibrate her ideas of wealth an poverty, after growing up surrounded by comfort, priviledge, and Progressive ideas. Look at wht happened to David Horowitz and a number of other Red Diaper babies to see the possibilities.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-10-17 12:56||
#8 So she's had her "media experience", now she's developing her "international relations experience".
I bet she runs for Senate in NY within 10 years.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2012-10-17 13:52||
#9 Lets look at the (family) record.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-10-17 14:58||
#10 Gonna need the large economy size bottle of Pepto-Bismol...
Posted by mojo 2012-10-17 15:08||
#11 Better try something, her stint with public television doing interviews with the dancers of The Nutcracker were aweful.
I thought to myself, who is ruining the intermission? Is that...Chelsea? Come'on! Just wanted to show my daughter a ballet.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-10-17 15:19||
#12 I am tired of leftists standing in the public square, announcing through the megaphone of liberal MSM about thier glorious works, for the only purpose of using that to attempt to catapult themselves into a lordship position over everyone else in society when the opportunity comes.
But, oh, how dare I question such noble human beings standing on the street corners of society belowing about how wonderful they are by their good works, bringing national attention to themselves.
People who do so "without the right hand knowing what the left hand does", quietly, secretly, doing so, so that those benefited will think highly of people around them in general and maybe even God Himself. THAT is true service to all, for all, thanks to anonymous benefactors.
Posted by Unolunter Pelosi5529 2012-10-17 15:31||
#13 All that won't help her. She's even more of a duffer as a politician than her mother -- doesn't take after her father at all. If she somehow does manage to get elected one day, she won't do her district any good at all.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-10-17 19:30||
#14 So a political debutante has found her humanitarian cause! How inspiring, a showy bauble for her resume. . . .What am I saying! She really really cares because she's a Clinton.
Posted by Ydaerb 2012-10-17 19:38||
#15 I'm with mom on this one. Another effective group to support is International Care Ministries.
No religious affiliation on my part with them - they do excellent work in the poorest parts of the Philipines, account for every cent and spent virtually nothing on overhead/administration (all volunteered, including by finance and other well paid professionals).
Posted by lotp 2012-10-17 20:20||
#16 Hate it when bad people do good things.
Posted by Perfesser 2012-10-17 21:22||
#17 Funny/sad thing is, Joe the Plumber could do more to help the cause than Chelsea ever will.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2012-10-17 22:47||
#18 Rob---you hit the nail on the head. Diana had her deal with land mines. Chelsea is trying to work her angle with diarrhea.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-10-17 23:50||
#19 In this age of Alternatism/Alternativism, I guess most or all of the major or popular causes have been taken already by Hollywood Celebs e.g. BRADGELINA.
SOMETHING TO CALL HER OWN, although IMO Chelsea may additionally take up one or two of the above later on.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-10-18 00:00||