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Donations is a easy way out, a way to relinquish guilt. Basically it means, "I've done my part [giving away money] and I don't have to worry about it anymore".

If anyone wanted to make a real difference, they would volunteer and help assist with the clean up effort and rebuilding.

The people who are out there volunteering to help need the money to be able to do what they do.
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post #52 of 69
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Originally Posted by gEEKaDE View Post

Donations is a easy way out, a way to relinquish guilt. Basically it means, "I've done my part [giving away money] and I don't have to worry about it anymore".
If anyone wanted to make a real difference, they would volunteer and help assist with the clean up effort and rebuilding.

Much better than me who hasn't donated.

Not everyone could just leave their posts because they have families that they can barely satisfy the needs of.

You do make some sense but it sounds very condescending.
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post #53 of 69
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A first world country has a hurricane and they get Tons of support from it's big government, loads of media attention, millions in celebrity and corporation donations plus the help and services of the red cross and other services like it.
I wonder, if this hurricane happened in a 3rd world country, just how generous people would be.
Don't get me wrong, i'm glad people who have had their lives torn up are getting help (and lots of it) and i hope them the best, but i just wish people would be equally as generous to countries that don't get as much media attention or a big government that can afford to help them out.

Remember in 2010 Haiti had a bad earthquake and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, lots of relief aid was given by ordinary people, Hollywood stars and corporations. Let's not forget the Japan Tsunami, I donated then also.
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Ha..

If you are not helping the cause in one way or another, don't share your opinion..

When will people learn to shut up..



Good for Samsung, in simple words they donate, help the cause, get some positive PR, more people buy their products.. Everybody wins..
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Very true, but hey, it's the end results that truly matter. More money for those that need it. thumb.gif

Samsung is simply doing the right thing.


I definitely agree, they did the right thing. smile.gif
post #56 of 69
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Originally Posted by th3illusiveman View Post

A first world country has a hurricane and they get Tons of support from it's big government, loads of media attention, millions in celebrity and corporation donations plus the help and services of the red cross and other services like it.
I wonder, if this hurricane happened in a 3rd world country, just how generous people would be.
Don't get me wrong, i'm glad people who have had their lives torn up are getting help (and lots of it) and i hope them the best, but i just wish people would be equally as generous to countries that don't get as much media attention or a big government that can afford to help them out.

Haiti got hit way harder- done 70% of their crops are ruined, along with around 60+ deaths. Venezuela and France are donating a ton to Haiti at least. Feel free to Google it, very little comes up from American sites (UK and Canada both cover it more).
 
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Obviously the donations will be used to help, but lets be honest, this is mostly about the "look at me" factor. Otherwise we wouldn't need donations, and the politicians they hire would stop trying to get rid of fema.

Apparent altruism comes from evolution. It's not a bad thing.
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In Asia it's practically custom.

"Upstaging apple" is possibly the most cynical interpretation possible, and says much more about the poster than it could ever say about Samsung or Boeing or Disney or...................
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You know, we can all argue over who gave what for what and why, but the fact that we have that to argue about in the first place, tells me that this world is not such a bad place to live in after all.
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The sole reason they done this is to 'upstage' Apple. Apple allowed people to donate through their store, whereas Samsung are donating money themselves.

Or maybe because they want to help.

Too many conspiracys.
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