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Are they worth your time?

Discussion in 'Perspectives' started by DarkRaven7789, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. DarkRaven7789

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    Assume you just won 50 billion U.S dollars.
    Here's one question.With your new found wealth,are third world countries worth your time?
     
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    of course they are, tbh I would leave enough to set me for the rest of my life and give the rest to charity
     
  3. GrimaH

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    After those planes and cars and good food and premium loli, if there's still money left, then yes.
     
  4. Trollzilla

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    20 % of that Goes to the Third World , but I wil personnaly decide what to do with the Money.
     
  5. Esponer

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    All but about £40,000 (enough to pay my university debts and buy my partner a car) would go to charities of some description.
     
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    Uhhh... Yes.

    I could give away 49 Billion dollars and still never have to work again in my entire life.

    I hate to sound pretentious, but given how comfortable my life is already, if I was given the money, I'd be happy to invest it all in the countries. $50 Billion would be amazing for the countries in building whatever they want. I'm happy with my life atm, but I am not happy with theirs.

    They're dying and my main worry is about whether or not I can afford the latest Wii game?

    Elle
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  7. AbnormallyNormal

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    well you need to consider whats the best way to help 3rd world countries it certainly isnt by giving it to their corrupt government leaders who rarely even spend it in their own country
     
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    I would donate over 60% of that money to some form of charity to help all sorts of benefits and causes.
     
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    i really dont think charities do a lot of good.... they are pretty inefficient and wasteful. you should just invest it in companies that seem to be the most effective at trading with poorer nations, to these poor people can gain skills etc through enterprise
     
  10. Near

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    Yeah exactly I wouldn't give money to anyone over there. You would need some sort of plan, and some strong organizations backing you. Most likely you will have to be involved. I doubt either it will be very easy, I think there are many people who benefit from having the country in that state, and won't like people screwing around over there.
     
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    Well, yes, I think you're being too Narrow there.

    Its more of, investing the money into the country in whatever means you want.

    Not literally just handing the money over.

    Afterall, the politicians in the third world countries are absolutely goddamn despicable. You give them your money and you've just bought them a new mansion.

    Of course, surely we'd all help give the money to Christian Aid, or another brilliant charity that are helping build houses, wells, societies.

    I mean no offense in quoting you, but you really are wrong. The charities are doing so much to help the country. I've seen first hand experience at how much they do. Its merely that the problem at hand is SO massive and vast and each charity is very small nonetheless. Giving them this money really well help them stop being as inefficient as it seems. I mean Live 8's £9 million changed an area the size of London into a well supplied area. Imagine what 50 billion what do. It would make another, entire country, as healthy and as well being as ours (nearly :p)
     
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    I would give half of it to missionaries and keep the other half.
     
  13. Sky is Over

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    Yes, because I have never ending possibilities of how I could exploit them
     
  14. Purgatory

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    I'd give them the finger and buy myself some of the best luxuries. That's just how I roll.
     
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    i'd keep 15 billion and give them the rest.
     
  16. Circe

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    Yes.

    You could live a life and more with 50bln.

    Beside, my family in Nigeria is important to me, not to mention other countries in critical condition.


    Or assassinate Gordon Brown.
     
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    Um yeah........... They would be worth my time.
     
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    5 billion goes to them....

    The rest goes to my own things.
     
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    Do you endorse human trafficking?:yell
    *Shakes stick*
     
  20. mister_manji

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    untill they start using condoms to stem the tide of HIV/AIDS, then they arent worth my time. anyway, I have plans for my money. i'll give to them when my investments deliver returns.
     
  21. Near

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    With 50 Billion dollars under my possession I better well be narrow.
     
  22. A.U.X.I.L.A.R.Y

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    Thats not enough to support third world countries.Probably one at most....I would:

    Find out how to clone humans
    Make anime characters/girls materialize
    How to transport into animes
    The cure for aids
    Buy myself and family huge,huge mansion and whatever I want
     
  23. Magi of all

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    Yes, they are woth my time. Mostly because with 50 bil I could most likely obtain one of these countries. THEN I would use the remaining to help the country. Plus I could do all the crazy shit I always wanted to do if i owned a country.
     
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    hmmm...what country....Andorra.....uraguay....
     
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    Depends on the current ruler, hotness of the women there and the general climate of the country.

    All I know is that our religion will await the comming of the Great White Handkerchief
     
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    Hotness of women and climate-Brazil,Puerto Rico (only I rule), Dominican Rebublic

    Ruler- George Bush U>S>A
     
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    I would give a good deal to different charities for different countries, not all to the same one since I'm not sure how such a large influx of cash could affect the economy as I know nothing about such things.
     
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    Yes, I would to the say. Lots of money to help other people. I am not greedy so I would use the money not just for me. Money alone makes not happy.
     
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    I shall not give to charity. This is not because I am a selfish bastard, but because I am sensible. I have not heard/seen any evidence to suggest that charity money has ever helped a 3rd World country at all; in fact, I may go as far as to say it causes a rather negative facillitation of corruption as the government leaders begin to soak up the money and get richer, and become steadily more and more detached from their people and crumbling country. Instead, I may use some money to further things like medical treatment and facilitating economic expansion rather that simply feeding them cash until they are dependent on my wealth.
    Though overall, I will use the money on myself and on maintaining my super-rich status, because it is my money after all, and I might as well enjoy it. I have no obligation to lower my position for the needs of others. Few people would do so anyway.
     
  30. Tsukimaru

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    F' that. If I get 50 billion, you can rest assured that the majority of it will go towards missiles to wipe you all off the face of the planet.
     
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