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  • Prince Charles took bags stuffed with millions in cash from controversial Qatari sheikh: report

    06/26/2022 6:08:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 25, 2022 | By Mary Kay Linge
    Prince Charles personally accepted suitcases and shopping bags stuffed with millions of dollars’ worth of cash from a controversial Qatari politician between 2011 and 2015, according to an explosive new report. “Everyone felt very uncomfortable about the situation,” a former adviser to the Prince of Wales told the Sunday Times of London. The “only thing we could do was to count the money and make a mutual record of what we’d done,” the source said. “And then call the bank.” Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, the former prime minister of Qatar, bestowed the big bucks on the...
  • BLM leader used $73,000 of charity funds for private jet service ‘due to security threats’

    05/23/2022 2:19:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/17/22 | Isabel Vincent
    Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation provided private jet service for its executive director, its latest tax filings show. In addition to luxury real estate purchases in the US and Canada, filings show that Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of the group and its only board member for fiscal 2020, enjoyed charter jet travel “due to security threats and during the COVID pandemic,” according to the tax filings which provide few other details. “This travel was for organizational purposes,” the filing said. “The expenditure was voluntarily reimbursed subsequent to year end.” Filings show that Cullors, who resigned from the group in...
  • The media long knives come out for Herschel Walker

    05/21/2022 9:37:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Hot Arir.com ^ | May 21, 2022 | JAZZ SHAW
    On Tuesday, Georgia’s voters will vote in their state’s primary contests, and on the GOP side, NFL legend Herschel Walker still seems to be a solid favorite in the polls to be the Senate nominee. Predictably, the media has been lining up stories to undermine Walker’s chances for a seat in the upper chamber. And to be fair, Walker has made it fairly easy for them to hit him because of a series of rookie mistakes. The latest target selected by the Associated Press is his long relationship with a group named Patriot Support. Walker has brought up his role...
  • School Cancels Support for Charity Working in Ukraine After One Complaint About Christian Beliefs [UK]

    04/25/2022 7:43:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    An independent school with an evangelical ethos has cancelled its support for a charity providing emergency humanitarian support in Ukraine after one complaint about its Christian beliefs on marriage. One set of parents, demanding St Lawrence College, Ramsgate drop its support for international charity Samaritan Purse’s Operation Christmas Child (OCC) programme, was enough to see the school capitulate and withdraw future support. Samaritan’s Purse holds to biblical beliefs, shared by the mainstream churches across the world on human sexuality and biblical marriage. Other parents have described the move of the fee-paying college as a: “betrayal of Christian children and parents...
  • BLM's charity status at risk over solicitation of funds to elect Democrats, watchdog says

    03/26/2022 2:38:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/25/22 | Andrew Kerr
    EXCLUSIVE - The embattled national Black Lives Matter group used its charitable resources to solicit funds for its affiliated political action committee Tuesday, a move one expert called a "clear violation" of IRS charity rules. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, the charity that represents the national BLM movement, voluntarily shut down its ability to raise money Feb. 2 following a Washington Examiner investigation into its lack of financial transparency that prompted multiple states to issue demands to the group to cease its fundraising activities. Since then, BLM had refrained from using its email list to solicit contributions -...
  • Amazon Suspends Black Lives Matter from its Charity Platform

    02/17/2022 4:40:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 17, 2022 | Isabel Vincent
    The beleaguered Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation has been kicked off Amazon’s charity platform for its failure to disclose where tens of millions in donations it received nearly two years ago have ended up. AmazonSmile, which gives a portion of eligible purchases on the online shopping site to charities, said it “had to temporarily suspend” the group today, an Amazon spokesperson told The Post. “States have rules for nonprofits, and organizations participating in AmazonSmile need to meet those rules,” the spokesperson said. “Unfortunately this organization fell out of compliance with the rules in several states, so we’ve had to...
  • Melinda French Gates decides against giving bulk of her fortune to The Gates foundation

    02/02/2022 6:02:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 02/02/2022 | Thomas Barrabi
    Billionaire Melinda French Gates will no longer give the bulk of her fortune to the foundation she started with her ex-husband, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, according to a report, which cites people familiar. French Gates had committed to giving the bulk of her personal fortune — estimated at around $11 billion — to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the world’s largest with more than $50 billion in assets. But now she will spread the money around to other philanthropic causes, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing the people familiar with the matter. Her apparent decision follows her...
  • Melinda French Gates To No Longer Give Bulk Of Wealth To Gates Foundation

    02/02/2022 5:41:02 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-2-2022 | Maya Yang
    The billionaire French Gates wrote in her open letter: ‘The ultimate goal of any philanthropist should be to render the need for philanthropy obsolete.’Melinda French Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will no longer be pledging the majority of her wealth to the philanthropic organization. According to the Wall Street Journal, French Gates still plans to distribute much of her fortune across philanthropic endeavors, but largely outside of the Gates Foundation, which is one of the world’s largest. “I recognize the absurdity of so much wealth being concentrated in the hands of one person, and I believe...
  • India blocks foreign donations to Mother Teresa's Christian charity amid a rise in attacks on religious minorities in the country.

    12/29/2021 7:52:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/29/2021 | Leah MarieAnn Klett
    India’s federal government has announced it will block foreign donations to a Christian missionary group founded by Mother Teresa amid a rise in attacks on religious minorities in the country. On Christmas Day, India’s Ministry of Home Affairs said they found “adverse inputs” when reviewing the Missionaries of Charity’s renewal application. As a result, the faith-based nonprofit no longer meets eligibility requirements under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act. Founded by the famed Roman Catholic nun in 1950 in Calcutta, the charity runs orphanages, schools for abandoned children as well as soup kitchens and other charitable operations. The organization is dedicated...
  • How the Advent of Christ Changed the World Forever

    12/28/2021 6:37:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2021 | Scott Powell
    For Christians, the Christmas season is a unique time of joy associated with the birth of the savior Jesus Christ, whose life, death and resurrection makes possible a personal and intimate relationship with God. Jesus was born a Jew, and his teachings were built on the foundation of the Torah and the Old Testament. Thus, Christians and Jews have much in common and share a natural mutual affinity. But what came from Christ also benefited and deeply affected people of diverse beliefs in every part of the world. The fact is that Christ affected history with such impact that He...
  • Cities Undermine the Holiday Spirit with Unconstitutional Bans on Sharing Food with the Homeless

    12/25/2021 1:07:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Reaspn ^ | 12.25.2021 | BAYLEN LINNEKIN
    Do you, like many Americans, feel especially charitable this time of year? Enjoy helping those in need? Better buy a permit.As Americans around the country celebrate the Giving Season, various elected officials are busy trying to put a stop to all this charitable mumbo jumbo. In Murfreesboro, Tenn., the city council is considering a rule that would require people to obtain a permit to share food with the homeless and others in need. "A new ordinance is being considered that limits where people can serve meals on public property, including parks and sidewalks," Nashville's Fox 17 reported last month. "The...
  • Charity Says Stolen Shipping Container That Had Been Full of Donations Found Nearly Empty

    12/03/2021 9:29:16 AM PST · by usconservative · 16 replies
    NBC 5 Chicago ^ | 12/2/2021 | NBC 5 Chicago
    A 53-foot container full of donations that was stolen from Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood last month has been located, but most of the items inside had been taken, the group’s founder said.
  • Goodwill Embraces Critical Race Theory, Hires “Director of Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion”

    11/28/2021 3:49:28 PM PST · by ptsal · 57 replies
    The Legal Insurrection ^ | 11/27/2021 | staff
    It seems that the Salvation Army is not the only charity leaping on the anti-American, racist, vile, and divisive Critical Race Theory handcart. Goodwill has enthusiastically embraced this evil, hired a “Director of Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion,” and openly brags about its “antiracism” quest on its website and in press releases.
  • Along with coins this Christmas, Salvation Army wants white donors to offer a "sincere apology" for their racism

    11/24/2021 10:13:00 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 347 replies
    The Salvation Army wants its white donors to give it more than just money this Christmas season. Its leadership is also demanding they apologize for being racist. It's part of a push by the Christian charitable organization to embrace the ideas of Black Lives Matter, an activist group working to, among other things, "dismantle white privilege" and "disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure." The Salvation Army's Alexandria-based leadership has created an "International Social Justice Commission" which has developed and released a "resource" to educate its white donors, volunteers and employees called Let's Talk about Racism. It asserts Christianity is institutionally...
  • The Bishops’ Misapplication Of Catholic Charity, And The Evil On Our Southern Border

    09/24/2021 9:17:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/24/2021 | Christopher Bedford
    “Dear God, I ask you that you help me get out of here and that you take care of my mom.”That’s a prayer that the bishop of El Paso, Texas brought to a meeting of 20 Catholic bishops and Vatican officials. It’s a child’s prayer, written in Spanish, collected from a migrant in a tent city south of the border. It’s heart-wrenching; there’s no soul as innocent as a child’s, and in this simple plea, it shows.But there’s no peace coming to children like these; not right now, in this moment — at least not in this world.The images flickering...
  • Charity That Changes Lives

    09/22/2021 2:59:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2021 | John Stossel
    Government-run schools fail kids. Teachers unions and education bureaucrats say, "We need more money!" But America already spends a fortune on public schools. My town, New York City, spends $28,000 per student -- half-a-million dollars per classroom! Think about what you could do with that money: Hire five teachers? Pay for private tutors? Where does the $28,000 go? No one really knows. When governments run things, money vanishes into bureaucracy. NYC spends $3 million per year on "executive superintendents" and $10 million on consultants. Some charter schools offer better educations for less. But NYC politicians limit the number of charter...
  • Comfort Food: Nonprofit Gives Americans 100K Free Lasagnas

    08/10/2021 9:20:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Aug. 10, 2021 | Haleluya Hadero
    On a recent summer morning, Lynn Hirsch was determined as she packed the back of her gray SUV with 20 aluminum pans of lasagna. The retiree was on a mission: Drive nearly 70 miles from her suburb of Atlanta to two rural Georgia towns and get the hearty dishes into the hands of people who needed them. It's an increasingly typical mission for volunteers of Lasagna Love — a grassroots nonprofit organization of 33,000 people across the country who are sharing free lasagnas with Americans struggling with financial and other challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The group is...
  • Florida Man in 'Bubble' Washes Up on Beach While Trying to Run on Water to New York for Charity

    07/27/2021 11:43:47 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 22 replies
    People ^ | 7/27/2021 | Gkenn Garner
    The third time was not the charm for a man who washed up on a beach in Florida in a "bubble" as he attempted to walk on water to New York for charity. Reza Baluchi, 49, made it about 25 miles into his journey in his hydro pod, which resembles a hamster wheel installed with flotation devices, before returning to shore in St. Augustine, according to The New York Times. Fully stocked for a three-week trip, he reportedly found a day after his departure that his backup GPS device and charging cables were missing, forcing him to return to land....
  • ‘Free’ Government Money Is the Opposite of Compassion

    05/20/2021 12:37:41 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 8 replies
    The Stream ^ | May 20, 2021 | Jerry Newcombe
    In his book Was Jesus a Socialist? author Lawrence W. Reed writes, “Almost everybody wants to help those in need. The crucial question is how to help. Let’s not make the mistake of arguing that to use force, plunder, and dependency is somehow ‘the Christian thing to do.’” [Emphasis his]Today we see the party in power in Washington, D.C. spending recklessly, ostensibly to help those in need. But one suspects they’re really just trying to buy votes by giving away “free” money. They are racking up debts so high they threaten our nation’s future. As Senator Rand Paul, Republican from...
  • Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff Donate 1.59 Percent of 2020 Income to Charity

    05/18/2021 8:19:46 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2021 | Charlie Spiering
    Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff released their tax returns Tuesday, showing they only donated a sliver of their income to charity. Harris and Emhoff earned $1,695,225 in 2020, largely from Emhoff’s work as an attorney but donated only $27,006 to charity.