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Thread: Principled or stupid?

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    Re: Principled or stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    So if the New York Times ran a promotion to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the Foundation would decline the funds because they don't want to associate with a group that is advancing illegally obtained information?

    Again, where is the purity of source line drawn?
    Never mind.

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    Re: Principled or stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Never mind.
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    Re: Principled or stupid?

    If the donor truly wants to help, and is not seeking attention, why even put the name on something that might be controversial?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Principled or stupid?

    I'm with Tres Borrachos on this one. IMO the charity did the right thing.

    The Reddit community helped to spread the illegally obtained photos. There is no way to know if the individuals who contributed did, or did not, participate in such activities. However, anyone who did distribute such images, and the Reddit community itself, cannot whitewash its participation by donating to a charity.

    Nor should any charity want to be associated with this episode. Charities do receive funds from the public, but that doesn't mean they should never apply any standards to donations.

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    Re: Principled or stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Cancer charity rejects funds raised by Redditors



    If I'm following this correctly the Prostate Cancer Foundation is returning donations from Reddit users. The Reddit users apparently came up with the idea to donate because of the celeb nudie pics hack. From the sounds of things the suggestion to donate was kind of a joke.

    Is returning the money a good thing or is it just plain stupid?
    It's stupid. Could have done good with that money. It's not like they were beholden to the Reddit users nor does it seem that the Reddit users were duped into donating.
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    Re: Principled or stupid?

    Singling out Reddit is foolish, they are not the sole source of the images nor did they help distribute any more than any other portion of the internet. To be consistent with this standard they should refuse all internet donations.

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