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10 minutes ago, tamthebam said:

There are these folk making the point that funny how all this money can be donated to rebuild Notre Dame but not given to the poor etc etc. 

Which is kind of how the Cathedral got built in the first place - taxing the peasantry and rich folk donating money so they could buy time off Purgatory for their sins. 

Insert gif of Martin Luther saying "Telt ye". 

He had strange eating habits, that's what comes from a diet of worms.

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Yeh, agree that ‘Noader Daim’ burning down is fucking awful and the like but a) why isnt it insured? b) why do fuckers find half a billion pounds for a building but theres weans starving in the world. Madness.
Firstly, rich people regularly give millions away to help people put food on the table, it just doesn't make the headlines like this.

Secondly, you can chuck money at a ruined building and be pretty sure there'll be a nice renovated one in a few years. You can't just chuck money at problems like hunger and expect results. People have been trying it for decades without much success, global development is very difficult.

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7 minutes ago, DiegoDiego said:

Firstly, rich people regularly give millions away to help people put food on the table, it just doesn't make the headlines like this.

Secondly, you can chuck money at a ruined building and be pretty sure there'll be a nice renovated one in a few years. You can't just chuck money at problems like hunger and expect results. People have been trying it for decades without much success, global development is very difficult.

Which is why I don't try.

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8 minutes ago, DiegoDiego said:

Firstly, rich people regularly give millions away to help people put food on the table, it just doesn't make the headlines like this.

Secondly, you can chuck money at a ruined building and be pretty sure there'll be a nice renovated one in a few years. You can't just chuck money at problems like hunger and expect results. People have been trying it for decades without much success, global development is very difficult.

Quite. Criticism of Billionaires competing for brownie points was a bit predictable, and maybe justified, but the onslaught on charities and government funding help for the poor in India because of their $1 per person per annum spending on space stuff is seriously damaging.

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You can't just chuck money at problems like hunger and expect results.
This evening I went to the pub hungry, paid £12 something and got brought a piri piri burger with fries and a side of onion rings. Felt fairly full after finishing it, so this rather simple approach does actually work quite well.

 

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Firstly, rich people regularly give millions away to help people put food on the table, it just doesn't make the headlines like this.

Secondly, you can chuck money at a ruined building and be pretty sure there'll be a nice renovated one in a few years. You can't just chuck money at problems like hunger and expect results. People have been trying it for decades without much success, global development is very difficult.
The capitalist system that has led to this very situation is the problem chief. Hundreds of millions of pounds like it's loose change.

The comparisons with Grenfell are absolutely justified. Every now and then something shines a light on the extreme disparity that now exists.

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