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    Re: Charity homes built by Hollywood start to crumble

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Yeah, he is one of my favorite actors. I blame Star Wars.
    The Indiana Jones trilogy* was a factor as well.








    * I don't care if there is an apparent "fouth" one in the series, I refuse to acknowledge that one after watching it.
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    Re: Charity homes built by Hollywood start to crumble

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Mildew: poor vapor seals and poor materials.
    Rotting door frames: probably the use of untreated (cheap) wood.


    They may have cared desperately, which says good things about their character. They were unqualified, inexperienced, and dare I say, "unvetted." (Can you spot the hidden political lesson?)

    You have heard of the surface construction qualities of the road to Hell, yes?


    Now?!
    Good grief no. Ive been certain of my superiority for a very long time, and hardly needed this latest fiasco to reinforce my opinion. If you were more intellectually gifted, you would realize that this your so-called superiority is the problem.

    I am mildly amused that the people in question appear to be incapable of even minor home repair. Here I fully agree I also have a bit of trouble getting worked up over the fact that they must deal with intrusive rodents and insects, when I must consider what to do if a bear decides to investigate my house-- a not uncommon occurrence here.

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    Re: Charity homes built by Hollywood start to crumble

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    The Indiana Jones trilogy* was a factor as well.








    * I don't care if there is an apparent "fouth" one in the series, I refuse to acknowledge that one after watching it.
    I agree.

    I haven't seen the "fourth" one. I know I haven't heard anything good about it though. That's too bad.
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    Re: Charity homes built by Hollywood start to crumble

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    How so? Does donating blood usually result in more of the same? Does donating free time to tutor kids result in more of the same? Does giving school supplies/money to kids who can't afford them result in more of the same? What exactly are you basing this notion that giving something for nothing 'usually' results in more of the same? I'm interested in your methodology. Or are you saying that charity usually results in more of the same? Either way I'm still interested in how you came to this conclusion that being charitable always results in more of the same.
    I can't speak for Truth Detector, but I think I know where he is coming from. There is a stark difference between (1) acts of kindness that attempt to provide relief when people experience extraordinary circumstances (a massive sunami, a hurricane, hunger and disease of ignorant cultures who cannot handle unforeseen disasters, debilitating handicaps, etc.) and (2) the charity involved in building a house for an able bodied person (or family) who did not have the ambition or forethought to work for a living and save for a rainy day! Rare is the person who will treasure that which is given to him with no strings attached, however, most who work hard for their possessions tend to take better care of their stuff!

    The worst case of "charity gone wrong" that I can think of is when private individuals or the government go above and beyond to take care of people and those people have such a feeling of entitlement that they don't even realize that a good deed was done for them. There is zero appreciation as they feel that they deserve such treatment. A good example of this occurred in 1998 (7 years before hurricane Katrina) during the first hurricane evacuation of the greater New Orleans area. The mayor of New Orleans decided to open the Superdome for those New Orleanians who did not have the means to evacuate as hurricane Georges approached. Unlike Katrina, which turned into a tragedy, Georges missed New Orleans on the eastern side and the city had very little damage. The mayor had stressed that those evacuating to the Superdome must bring water and food for several days as the city was not in a position to stock supplies prior to the storm. Of course, most ignored this plea! After Georges passed, officials charitably decided to feed the many evacuees hot dogs as they were becoming restless and hungry. Few had brought supplies. Later, local TV reporters interviewed evacuees as they headed home from the Superdome. Many evacuees' comments included statements similar to the following: "All they could feed us was hot dogs!". That is truly "charity gone wrong"!
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    Re: Charity homes built by Hollywood start to crumble

    I like hot dogs.
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    Re: Charity homes built by Hollywood start to crumble

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    "Give a deadbeat a loaf of bread and he will eat for a day(and wait for more tomorrow),give him a house and he won`t lift a finger to maintain it,and it will fall down. OK you got me...it is what it is,shody construction.
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    Re: Charity homes built by Hollywood start to crumble

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    I like hot dogs.
    As long as they don't have Ketchup on them. Only savages put ketchup on a hotdog.
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    Re: Charity homes built by Hollywood start to crumble

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    As long as they don't have Ketchup on them. Only savages put ketchup on a hotdog.
    Only savages cook their beef.

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    Re: Charity homes built by Hollywood start to crumble

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Only savages cook their beef.
    I'm on the same page, there. Black and Blue for me. I could eat straight off the cow itself if the bastard would stop kicking.
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    Re: Charity homes built by Hollywood start to crumble

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    As long as they don't have Ketchup on them. Only savages put ketchup on a hotdog.
    You know what sucks worse than pork sausage on a pizza?

    Grocery stores that don't carry giardiniera!
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