40 Hour Famine May 16-18

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  1. Hi everyone

    Did you know that in 40 hours Australians spend.......?

    a.. More than $4.1 million on chocolate confectionery
    b.. More than $3.2 million on CDs and records
    c.. Almost $9.8 million on hygiene products, haircare and cosmetics
    d.. More than $3.7 million just to pay the intereston credit card debts More alarmingly in 40
    hours Australians purchase 7 million fast food meals, coming in at a staggering $31.8 million.

    By giving up some of these luxuries for 40 hours, you can make a huge difference to the lives of
    those less fortunate.

    The World Vision 40 Hour Famine is on again from 8pm Friday 16 May to noon Sunday 18 May. World
    Vision is urging Australians to take part as a team this year, whether it's with your friends,
    school or uni mates or fellow members of your sporting or cultural club.

    40 hours without sufficient food or drink seems almost impossible for us but this is a brutal
    reality of everyday life for the 11 million people in Ethiopia facing starvation.

    This year World Vision's target is $5 million, a target that is achievable when we consider the
    above figures.

    Since the introduction of the 40 Hour Famine in 1975, more than 400,000 Australians have joined the
    fight against famine by helping to raise more than $132 million to assist the people of Ethiopia.

    To find out more about how you (and your team) can make a difference visit www.40hourfamine.com or
    call World Vision on 13 32 40.
     
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  2. Alan Erskine

    Alan Erskine Guest

    "Winona Austin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Hi everyone
    >
    > Did you know that in 40 hours Australians spend.......?
    >
    > a.. More than $4.1 million on chocolate confectionery
    > b.. More than $3.2 million on CDs and records
    > c.. Almost $9.8 million on hygiene products, haircare and cosmetics
    > d.. More than $3.7 million just to pay the intereston credit card debts More alarmingly in 40
    > hours Australians purchase 7 million fast food
    meals,
    > coming in at a staggering $31.8 million.

    (posted to [and from] aus.bicycle)

    Bring on the fish fingers!

    --
    Alan Erskine alanerskine(at)optusnet.com.au GWB the Ghengis Khan of the 21st Century
     
  3. Graham

    Graham Guest

    Only the fools, gullible and the dumb give World Vision any support.

    A large group/bunch of wankers trying to be social climbers and pretend to be something they want to
    aspire to and cannot.

    A few cents in the dollar is lucky to reach those that need it.

    --

    "Winona Austin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Hi everyone
    >
    > Did you know that in 40 hours Australians spend.......?
    <garbage diatribe snipped
     
  4. Graham <[email protected]> wrote:
    : Only the fools, gullible and the dumb give World Vision any support.

    : A large group/bunch of wankers trying to be social climbers and pretend to be something they want
    : to aspire to and cannot.

    : A few cents in the dollar is lucky to reach those that need it.

    Really? While I certainly don't see eye to eye with all WV's ideology, the most recent figures I
    could quickly pull up (1990) suggest that out of an income of $US226 million that year, $US202.9
    million seems to have gone directly in aid. (I've not included what they describe as "ministry"
    expenses).

    (source: http://www.publiceye.org/research/Group_Watch/Entries-134.htm )

    So that's very close to 90 cents in the dollar.

    But maybe you have some better figures to support your accusation against WV?

    Or which charities would you recommend as being a "safer" bet?
     
  5. Vh-Mr2

    Vh-Mr2 Guest

    I would have .. but they spammed our newsgroups and out of principle I will NOT support newsgroup
    spammers ....

    "Graham" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Only the fools, gullible and the dumb give World Vision any support.
    >
    > A large group/bunch of wankers trying to be social climbers and pretend to be something they want
    > to aspire to and cannot.
    >
    > A few cents in the dollar is lucky to reach those that need it.
    >
    > --
    >
    > "Winona Austin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
     
  6. Aw

    Aw Guest

    I give up my share of credit card debt if you are willing to pay it for me........

    "Winona Austin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Hi everyone
    >
    > Did you know that in 40 hours Australians spend.......?
    >
    > a.. More than $4.1 million on chocolate confectionery
    > b.. More than $3.2 million on CDs and records
    > c.. Almost $9.8 million on hygiene products, haircare and cosmetics
    > d.. More than $3.7 million just to pay the intereston credit card debts More alarmingly in 40
    > hours Australians purchase 7 million fast food
    meals,
    > coming in at a staggering $31.8 million.
    >
    > By giving up some of these luxuries for 40 hours, you can make a huge difference to the lives of
    > those less fortunate.
    >
    > The World Vision 40 Hour Famine is on again from 8pm Friday 16 May to noon Sunday 18 May. World
    > Vision is urging Australians to take part as a team this year, whether it's with your friends,
    > school or uni mates or fellow members of your sporting or cultural club.
    >
    > 40 hours without sufficient food or drink seems almost impossible for us
    but
    > this is a brutal reality of everyday life for the 11 million people in Ethiopia facing starvation.
    >
    > This year World Vision's target is $5 million, a target that is achievable when we consider the
    > above figures.
    >
    > Since the introduction of the 40 Hour Famine in 1975, more than 400,000 Australians have joined
    > the fight against famine by helping to raise more than $132 million to assist the people of
    > Ethiopia.
    >
    > To find out more about how you (and your team) can make a difference visit www.40hourfamine.com or
    > call World Vision on 13 32 40.
    >
    >
     
  7. Karl Nixon

    Karl Nixon Guest

    > To find out more about how you (and your team) can make a difference visit www.40hourfamine.com or
    > call World Vision on 13 32 40.
    >
    >

    Hippy,

    Sounds like a great way to lose those extra kgs... perhaps you could do it 10 times???

    Karl aka Stomper
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Guest

    You are a bitch Winona. Do you really think that by doing a 40 hour famine, that you are doing the
    right thing. If everyone stopped eating sweets or food for 40 hours, then there would be a drop in
    short term employment. Think about how stupid some of these so called do gooders are. Do yourself a
    favour and give the needy some of your time. Don't give money to the organizations. They will blow
    more than 50% of it on administration costs. Stop employing useless assess in there self
    gratification. Get off your butt and help in a soup kitchen some where. Help out who you can help.
    If you stretch yourself to help everyone, then you will achieve nothing but stress. Short of
    swearing at you. Thank god I am a gentleman. Your so called type make me angry.

    regards Grumpy Bum..

    "Karl Nixon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >
    >
    > > To find out more about how you (and your team) can make a difference
    visit
    > > www.40hourfamine.com or call World Vision on 13 32 40.
    > >
    > >
    >
    > Hippy,
    >
    > Sounds like a great way to lose those extra kgs... perhaps you could do it 10 times???
    >
    > Karl aka Stomper
     
  9. Graham

    Graham Guest

    Mike if the mongrels at WorldVision only blew 50% on administration the assholes would be
    doing well.

    The mongrels and social climber wanna bee's at WorldVision blow about 95% on administration
    and parties.

    WorldVision should be charged with fraud.

    --

    "mike" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > You are a bitch Winona. Do you really think that by doing a 40 hour famine, that you are doing
    the
    > right thing. If everyone stopped eating sweets or food for 40 hours, then there would be a drop in
    > short term employment. Think about how stupid some of these so called do gooders are. Do yourself
    > a favour and give the needy some of your time. Don't give
    money
    > to the organizations. They will blow more than 50% of it on administration costs. Stop employing
    > useless assess in there self gratification. Get off your
    butt
    > and help in a soup kitchen some where. Help out who you can help. If you stretch yourself to help
    > everyone, then you will achieve nothing but
    stress.
    > Short of swearing at you. Thank god I am a gentleman. Your so called type make me angry.
    >
    > regards Grumpy Bum
     
  10. Graham

    Graham Guest

    Mike if the mongrels at WorldVision only blew 50% on administration the assholes would be
    doing well.

    The mongrels and social climber wanna bee's at WorldVision blow about 95% on administration
    and parties.

    WorldVision should be charged with fraud.

    --

    "mike" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > You are a bitch Winona. Do you really think that by doing a 40 hour famine, that you are doing
    the
    > right thing. If everyone stopped eating sweets or food for 40 hours, then there would be a drop in
    > short term employment. Think about how stupid some of these so called do gooders are. Do yourself
    > a favour and give the needy some of your time. Don't give
    money
    > to the organizations. They will blow more than 50% of it on administration costs. Stop employing
    > useless assess in there self gratification. Get off your
    butt
    > and help in a soup kitchen some where. Help out who you can help. If you stretch yourself to help
    > everyone, then you will achieve nothing but
    stress.
    > Short of swearing at you. Thank god I am a gentleman. Your so called type make me angry.
    >
    > regards Grumpy Bum
     
  11. Hippy

    Hippy Guest

    "Winona Austin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Did you know that in 40 hours Australians spend.......?
    >
    > a.. More than $4.1 million on chocolate confectionery

    and that's just me!!!!

    hippy ;-)
     
  12. Mike

    Mike Guest

    If I had the time and I was at a 40 hour famine meeting, I would take a chocolate cake big enough to
    feed at least 10 people and start eating it in front of them. I have been very poor. If someone gave
    me money, I would consider myself fortunite, but spend it foolishly. If someone showed me how to
    live and improve my life, even without giving me money. Then they would be forever in my thoughts.
    Thank god I was born with a good thought process. We can work out ways to survive. Some people are
    really needy. Some people just use the system or any system because they are lazy. Some people are
    just very stupid. Some american made a comment in a email on a news group some time back. Went
    something like this: If all the danger signs were taken down, then the stupid people would not
    suvive. The world would not have a huge burden to bear anymore.

    "Graham" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Mike if the mongrels at WorldVision only blew 50% on administration the assholes would be
    > doing well.
    >
    > The mongrels and social climber wanna bee's at WorldVision blow about 95%
    on
    > administration and parties.
    >
    > WorldVision should be charged with fraud.
     
  13. Hippy

    Hippy Guest

    "Karl Nixon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Hippy,
    >
    > Sounds like a great way to lose those extra kgs... perhaps you could do it 10 times??? Karl
    > aka Stomper

    hahaha :) I like the sound of that! Oh wait, famine you say... Damn, I was sure you said Tim Tam
    Slam-a-thon!? :)

    Actually, I wont have time to eat running away from the mobs of usenetters coming after me for
    crossposting my first reply to this thread :-( I didn't mean it, honestly! No No NO! Don't hit me
    with that giant Toblerone... please, no!

    Sorry folks, this caloric restriction has depleted my brain cells... hippy
     
  14. Graham

    Graham Guest

    Mike if the mongrels at WorldVision only blew 50% on administration the assholes would be
    doing well.

    The mongrels and social climber wanna bee's at WorldVision blow about 95% on administration
    and parties.

    WorldVision should be charged with fraud.

    --

    "mike" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > You are a bitch Winona. Do you really think that by doing a 40 hour famine, that you are doing
    the
    > right thing. If everyone stopped eating sweets or food for 40 hours, then there would be a drop in
    > short term employment. Think about how stupid some of these so called do gooders are. Do yourself
    > a favour and give the needy some of your time. Don't give
    money
    > to the organizations. They will blow more than 50% of it on administration costs. Stop employing
    > useless assess in there self gratification. Get off your
    butt
    > and help in a soup kitchen some where. Help out who you can help. If you stretch yourself to help
    > everyone, then you will achieve nothing but
    stress.
    > Short of swearing at you. Thank god I am a gentleman. Your so called type make me angry.
    >
    > regards Grumpy Bum
     
  15. Vh-Mr2

    Vh-Mr2 Guest

  16. Theo Bekkers

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    "Graham" wrote
    > Only the fools, gullible and the dumb give World Vision any support.
    >
    > A large group/bunch of wankers trying to be social climbers and pretend to be something they want
    > to aspire to and cannot.
    >
    > A few cents in the dollar is lucky to reach those that need it.

    As some-one else pointed out, about 90%, one of the better ones. I think you're getting WV confused
    with Care Australia.

    I sponsor two children through WV, costs me $70 a month. What do you do Graham? Teach literacy
    to people for couple of hours a week? Work a few hours for the SES? A member of the local
    Volunteer Fire Brigade? Visit people in aged care centres? Mow the lawn for the old dear next
    door? Scout leader?

    Hmmm, thought so.

    Theo
     
  17. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Guest

    I certainly disagree, I have visited my World Vision sponser children in Thailand, and the local
    operators had all the books open for my inspection, to check how much goes to the children. I was
    impressed, given the scale of what they do, I think it is a worthwhile project, although sometimes a
    bit Christian orientated (esp in a Buddhist country)

    Paul

    "Winona Austin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Hi everyone
    >
    > Did you know that in 40 hours Australians spend.......?
    >
    > a.. More than $4.1 million on chocolate confectionery
    > b.. More than $3.2 million on CDs and records
    > c.. Almost $9.8 million on hygiene products, haircare and cosmetics
    > d.. More than $3.7 million just to pay the intereston credit card debts More alarmingly in 40
    > hours Australians purchase 7 million fast food
    meals,
    > coming in at a staggering $31.8 million.
    >
    > By giving up some of these luxuries for 40 hours, you can make a huge difference to the lives of
    > those less fortunate.
    >
    > The World Vision 40 Hour Famine is on again from 8pm Friday 16 May to noon Sunday 18 May. World
    > Vision is urging Australians to take part as a team this year, whether it's with your friends,
    > school or uni mates or fellow members of your sporting or cultural club.
    >
    > 40 hours without sufficient food or drink seems almost impossible for us
    but
    > this is a brutal reality of everyday life for the 11 million people in Ethiopia facing starvation.
    >
    > This year World Vision's target is $5 million, a target that is achievable when we consider the
    > above figures.
    >
    > Since the introduction of the 40 Hour Famine in 1975, more than 400,000 Australians have joined
    > the fight against famine by helping to raise more than $132 million to assist the people of
    > Ethiopia.
    >
    > To find out more about how you (and your team) can make a difference visit www.40hourfamine.com or
    > call World Vision on 13 32 40.
    >
    >
     
  18. On Mon, 12 May 2003 02:43:06 GMT, "Winona Austin" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hi everyone
    >
    >Did you know that in 40 hours Australians spend.......?

    World Vision's mission statement -- "There is only one thing better than one million starving
    Africans and that is two million starving Africans - we are the specialists in breeding
    starving Africans"

    And there are people who work for World Vision who make millions of dollars each year doing it.

    Feed 1 starving African so he can have 7 children. Feed the 7 children so they can each have 7
    children. Feed each of those 7 children so they can each have 7 children. Instead of 1 starving
    African you have now got 343 starving Africans. And the parasites at World Vision have made a
    fortune doing it. Starving Africans are the grist for the World Vision mill.

    So go ahead ! Destroy the earth ! Over-populate Now !
     
  19. Charities are run by multi-millionaires <[email protected]> wrote:

    : And there are people who work for World Vision who make millions of dollars each year doing it.

    Name some.
     
  20. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    "Winona Austin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Hi everyone
    >
    > Did you know that in 40 hours Australians spend.......?
    >
    > a.. More than $4.1 million on chocolate confectionery
    > b.. More than $3.2 million on CDs and records
    > c.. Almost $9.8 million on hygiene products, haircare and cosmetics
    > d.. More than $3.7 million just to pay the intereston credit card debts More alarmingly in 40
    > hours Australians purchase 7 million fast food
    meals,
    > coming in at a staggering $31.8 million.
    >
    > By giving up some of these luxuries for 40 hours, you can make a huge difference to the lives of
    > those less fortunate.
    >
    > The World Vision 40 Hour Famine is on again from 8pm Friday 16 May to noon Sunday 18 May. World
    > Vision is urging Australians to take part as a team this year, whether it's with your friends,
    > school or uni mates or fellow members of your sporting or cultural club.
    >
    > 40 hours without sufficient food or drink seems almost impossible for us
    but
    > this is a brutal reality of everyday life for the 11 million people in Ethiopia facing starvation.
    >
    > This year World Vision's target is $5 million, a target that is achievable when we consider the
    > above figures.
    >
    > Since the introduction of the 40 Hour Famine in 1975, more than 400,000 Australians have joined
    > the fight against famine by helping to raise more than $132 million to assist the people of
    > Ethiopia.
    >
    > To find out more about how you (and your team) can make a difference visit www.40hourfamine.com or
    > call World Vision on 13 32 40.
    >
    >
     
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