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  • Cancer charities stole over $200 million from donors

    They should perhaps go into politics....(another reason we need regulations)

    The Federal Trade Commission, along with officials from every state in the country and the District of Columbia, announced on Tuesday that they were filing charges alleging that four cancer charities misled donors and stole nearly $200 million.
    In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the commission accused four charities along with former and current organization officials of misleading donors about the services they provide and misusing over $187 million. The four charities are the Cancer Fund of America, Inc., Cancer Support Services Inc., Children’s Cancer Fund of America Inc. and The Breast Cancer Society Inc.
    The complaint claims that the charities misrepresented themselves by claiming to provide legitimate assistance to cancer patients, helping with costs for things like transportation to chemotherapy. In reality, the FTC alleges, the charities used the money for things like luxury cruises, gym memberships, jet ski outings and to pay family members' salaries.


    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/can...ays/ar-BBjYqg5
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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    Special place in hell...
    “I do not wish to have the slave emancipated because I love him, but because I hate his master."
    --Salmon P. Chase

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    • #3
      These white collar criminals get off too easy. We lock up kids for a few ounces of marijuana longer than people who steal millions.
      We hunt the hunters

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      • #4
        This is a special kind of evil, sadly it is going to hurt legitimate charities.
        Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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        • #5
          If they were smart, they would change their names to "The Breast Cancer Church" or "The Children's Cancer Church of America". That way they would never have to worry about such irritating government involvement in their internal affairs ever again....

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          • #6
            who gets the most?

            Unfortunately, this problem exists across the board in the realm of large charities. UNICEF's CEO gets a 1.2M (that's million) each year plus use of a Rolls Royce. The Susan B. Komen breast cancer charity was found to excessively fund its board of directors with huge salaries and perks.
            Do your homework before donating to any of these big charities. In many cases up to 95% of the monies donated never get to the folks they are meant to help.
            Check out http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/charities.asp before you write a check.
            ARRRR! International Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th
            IN MARE IN COELO

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jose50 View Post
              Unfortunately, this problem exists across the board in the realm of large charities. UNICEF's CEO gets a 1.2M (that's million) each year plus use of a Rolls Royce. The Susan B. Komen breast cancer charity was found to excessively fund its board of directors with huge salaries and perks.
              Do your homework before donating to any of these big charities. In many cases up to 95% of the monies donated never get to the folks they are meant to help.
              Check out http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/charities.asp before you write a check.
              Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jose50 View Post
                Unfortunately, this problem exists across the board in the realm of large charities. UNICEF's CEO gets a 1.2M (that's million) each year plus use of a Rolls Royce. The Susan B. Komen breast cancer charity was found to excessively fund its board of directors with huge salaries and perks.
                Do your homework before donating to any of these big charities. In many cases up to 95% of the monies donated never get to the folks they are meant to help.
                Check out http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/charities.asp before you write a check.
                This is very wise advice.

                Anyone can call themselves a charity. So long as they give a couple percentage points to the cause in question, the rest is their money to spend.

                Myself, I donate to local charities whose books are open to the public. Food banks do tremendous work, and you can bet 80%* or more of your money goes straight to good works.

                * = even legit charities have to pay the phone bill and rent.
                Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
                  They should perhaps go into politics....(another reason we need regulations)

                  The Federal Trade Commission, along with officials from every state in the country and the District of Columbia, announced on Tuesday that they were filing charges alleging that four cancer charities misled donors and stole nearly $200 million.
                  In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the commission accused four charities along with former and current organization officials of misleading donors about the services they provide and misusing over $187 million. The four charities are the Cancer Fund of America, Inc., Cancer Support Services Inc., Children’s Cancer Fund of America Inc. and The Breast Cancer Society Inc.
                  The complaint claims that the charities misrepresented themselves by claiming to provide legitimate assistance to cancer patients, helping with costs for things like transportation to chemotherapy. In reality, the FTC alleges, the charities used the money for things like luxury cruises, gym memberships, jet ski outings and to pay family members' salaries.


                  http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/can...ays/ar-BBjYqg5
                  This is often the result of not being a God fearing person^. Those who continuously steal will sometimes say, it doesn't matter who I hurt, as I long as make my life better thats all that counts.



                  Wounded warriors project has also had its share of controversy.

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded...harity_ratings

                  Wounded warriors project was reported to get a a “D” rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy

                  There have also been reports of some of the animal related charities here in the USA being involved in questionable practices. One woman who headed a animal related charitable organization, was reported to use donor money to repair/make add ons to her own home.

                  Part of the benefit of being a Catholic is knowing that stealing from others is a sin, and that the right thing to do as a Catholic is to stand up for your fellow person. Pope Francis ought to be given control of some of these gov/miltary related charitable organizations here in the USA.

                  IMO the way to combat this issue is to set up a structure in charities where most of the donated money goes toward helping people in need, as opposed to the money going into the pocket of those working at the charity company. I believe that one who works for a charity company should not receive a salary, and the facts are that some charities pay their employes high salaries. Some of these "charity" workers are making 100kUSD per year, I dont think thats right.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jose50 View Post
                    Unfortunately, this problem exists across the board in the realm of large charities. UNICEF's CEO gets a 1.2M (that's million) each year plus use of a Rolls Royce. The Susan B. Komen breast cancer charity was found to excessively fund its board of directors with huge salaries and perks.
                    Do your homework before donating to any of these big charities. In many cases up to 95% of the monies donated never get to the folks they are meant to help.
                    Check out http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/charities.asp before you write a check.
                    Like the Clinton Foundation http://thefederalist.com/2015/04/27/...itable-grants/
                    "A foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse." Ulysses S. Grant

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Skoblin View Post
                      If they were smart, they would change their names to "The Breast Cancer Church" or "The Children's Cancer Church of America". That way they would never have to worry about such irritating government involvement in their internal affairs ever again....
                      Westboro Baptist Cancer Foundation...
                      Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                      • #12
                        I dont want to sound like a hypocrite here, I have stolen in the past. I was baptized at a young age, and confirmed as well. But there was indeed a time in my life when I slipped up and committed a sin, the sin of stealing. About 7 years ago, I stole a item from a department store. I went on to regret this decision.

                        About 2 or 3 years ago I was at a Casino in between poker sessions, I was having a smoke and went to sit down at a slot machine. That slot machine had about 120$ dollars in it, apparently the last player to play this machine forgot his money in the machine. There was nobody around me, I could have easily hit cash out and taken that money, instead, out of fear of committing a sin I reported the issue to a casino employee so the man(or woman) who had forgot their money in the machine could get that money back.


                        Being a Christian has so many benefits, I highly recommend to folks who have not found Christ, to go ahead and get on board with Jesus, go to a local Catholic Church and listen to what the Priests have to say. Now some may say, thats kind of a corny thing to say, but then again many folks have pointed to Jesus as being their positive influence.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
                          They should perhaps go into politics....(another reason we need regulations)

                          The Federal Trade Commission, along with officials from every state in the country and the District of Columbia, announced on Tuesday that they were filing charges alleging that four cancer charities misled donors and stole nearly $200 million.
                          In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the commission accused four charities along with former and current organization officials of misleading donors about the services they provide and misusing over $187 million. The four charities are the Cancer Fund of America, Inc., Cancer Support Services Inc., Children’s Cancer Fund of America Inc. and The Breast Cancer Society Inc.
                          The complaint claims that the charities misrepresented themselves by claiming to provide legitimate assistance to cancer patients, helping with costs for things like transportation to chemotherapy. In reality, the FTC alleges, the charities used the money for things like luxury cruises, gym memberships, jet ski outings and to pay family members' salaries.


                          http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/can...ays/ar-BBjYqg5
                          Actually, the funds were reported embezzeled by the family running things overall, and they took $187M for their personal use.

                          Unfortunately, you chose to use the Obama-worshipping, Dem apologizing MSN site which is not a trustworthy media, and since FOX is constantly subjected to criticism and abuse, so too must your choice of news media also treated with suspicion and disbelief.
                          Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                            Actually, the funds were reported embezzeled by the family running things overall, and they took $187M for their personal use.

                            Unfortunately, you chose to use the Obama-worshipping, Dem apologizing MSN site which is not a trustworthy media, and since FOX is constantly subjected to criticism and abuse, so too must your choice of news media also treated with suspicion and disbelief.
                            So as I understand it, the story is meaningless because of the source, even though it is also being reported by other networks, I simply chose MSN because it has the story in text, not on a video, which may not work on everyone's device.
                            Or maybe you mean that because the family running it stole it so it is ok?
                            I would like to understand the logic you use, but maybe it would be unhealthy.
                            Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
                              So as I understand it, the story is meaningless because of the source, even though it is also being reported by other networks, I simply chose MSN because it has the story in text, not on a video, which may not work on everyone's device.
                              Or maybe you mean that because the family running it stole it so it is ok?
                              I would like to understand the logic you use, but maybe it would be unhealthy.
                              That's the constant answer that is presented to anyone who uses FOX, so it must be true for the Demmie-loving media as well. That's just common sense and simple logic. Surely you aren't trying to tell us that a bought-and-paid-for media like MSNBC, which has their lip prints permanently embossed on Obama's butt, is giving America honest news representation? They have covered up every major political corruption, scandal and incompetence story since Obie the Klown was elected and that's your "news source"? And you think Fox is the problem?

                              Takes my breath away...


                              Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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