Oxfam buy a pile of poo £9.00 (a serious post)
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Oxfam buy a pile of poo £9.00 (a serious post)

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Found 19th May 2016
Tried, tested and 100% natural… this isn’t
Frankly I have received such a present under many different disguises from soap, a hat I will never wear, t shirts that don't fit, etc so I think this is the perfect gift - for me.

Thanks for looking.

just any pile of poo, it’s the ideal mix of manure, organic fertiliser and training in eco-friendly farming techniques to help a family grow a lot more crops. This means regular meals, a more varied diet and the chance to earn a better income to pay for things like school fees.

This gift supports our Making a Living (ML) projects.
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Thank you for any 'hot votes', these projects really do make a difference to people's lives.
Noble but not what this website is about.
**** hot.
Cold, we should look after our own first. I would have no issue with giving to other countries if there wasn't poverty in this country.

Noble but not what this website is about.



Yes I do see your point but £9 for a silly gift for the person that has everything - I thought a real 'feelgood' gift to give and receive.

**** hot.


Cold, we should look after our own first. I would have no issue with … Cold, we should look after our own first. I would have no issue with giving to other countries if there wasn't poverty in this country.



It's all relative I think. These people have no food nor schooling. I accept your point but for £9 a gift that is fun, will make the recipient laugh (I guess) and helps humanitarian projects.

Noble but not what this website is about.


Get a grip potatoe chip
Edited by: "steve543" 20th May 2016
People spend more on take away, alcohol, weed etc. I always hear the "we need to look after our own first" from people who rarely go out of their way to help anyone. If you're going to use that same money to help a local charity fighting poverty and homelessness then great, but, and I may be being very cynical here, I doubt that you will.
The poorest in our country don't know what poverty looks like. These people have no education system. have no real jobs, have no healthcare. They will most likely have to wake up 4/5 in the morning to look after their fields up until 10/11 at night everyday for the rest of their life doing what would be a real hard days graft. In which they will be in the hope they will have a good season giving them enough wheat or rice to last them another year without starving. Whilst all at the same time having to bear unbearable weather, with no or little electricity or gas. Given all the plentiful opportunities that people are given from the day they are born in this country, i cant see how anyone can make that statement. I cant say your wrong but there is help here if you help yourself. Some people in this world don't even get that.
PG9999

It's all relative I think. These people have no food nor schooling. I … It's all relative I think. These people have no food nor schooling. I accept your point but for £9 a gift that is fun, will make the recipient laugh (I guess) and helps humanitarian projects.



​sir, a bag of poo is no laughing matter
**** Deal! Stool added.
blineboy

The poorest in our country don't know what poverty looks like. These … The poorest in our country don't know what poverty looks like. These people have no education system. have no real jobs, have no healthcare. They will most likely have to wake up 4/5 in the morning to look after their fields up until 10/11 at night everyday for the rest of their life doing what would be a real hard days graft. In which they will be in the hope they will have a good season giving them enough wheat or rice to last them another year without starving. Whilst all at the same time having to bear unbearable weather, with no or little electricity or gas. Given all the plentiful opportunities that people are given from the day they are born in this country, i cant see how anyone can make that statement. I cant say your wrong but there is help here if you help yourself. Some people in this world don't even get that.



​but the leaders of their country drive round in Mercedes and live in big houses, that's what needs tackling first
srp111

​but the leaders of their country drive round in Mercedes and live in big … ​but the leaders of their country drive round in Mercedes and live in big houses, that's what needs tackling first



​I hired a Mercedes A Class once. That really was a Pile of Poo
srp111

​but the leaders of their country drive round in Mercedes and live in big … ​but the leaders of their country drive round in Mercedes and live in big houses, that's what needs tackling first



​Not just about tackling abuse/corruption . Throwing money at a problem never works. just look at the NHS. What we need is targeted aid. too much aid these days ends up in the wrong hands. We use aid organisations who don't know the first thing about business. perhaps if we targeted aud based on ROCE we might get better outcomes.
20 kids a family knowing the conditions,poverty etc they will never learn,we should help our own ie homeless,british charities etc sounds harsh but so true
Seems like a lot of ****.... Avoid !

maxmix

The poorest in our country don't know what poverty looks like. These … The poorest in our country don't know what poverty looks like. These people have no education system. have no real jobs, have no healthcare. They will most likely have to wake up 4/5 in the morning to look after their fields up until 10/11 at night everyday for the rest of their life doing what would be a real hard days graft. In which they will be in the hope they will have a good season giving them enough wheat or rice to last them another year without starving. Whilst all at the same time having to bear unbearable weather, with no or little electricity or gas. Given all the plentiful opportunities that people are given from the day they are born in this country, i cant see how anyone can make that statement. I cant say your wrong but there is help here if you help yourself. Some people in this world don't even get that.


The poorest in this country dont get child tax credits and jobseekers etc housing and council tax help ontop, I see your point but there is real poverty in the UK for those who do help themselves as much as possible as much as there is useless idiots who are paid tax free to breed the next generation of themselves.


Per head we probably contribute more abroad that makes a difference to a person than we do for our own given the exchange rate. DWP should pay a education (and associated childcare) allowance way above the jobseekers rate with a travel pass instead of the fragmented grants, loans and discretionary payments each educational establishment does and its costs to do so.

A circa £100 a week DWP educational support allowance with passported travel and childcare costs with full council tax and housing benefit would encourage people to get a qualification, currently the DWP and Student Loans is a rock and a hard place and thus most just claim benefits and tax free child tax credits, people are actually locked into poverty through long term state dependency instead of a short term national educational support allowance, a HNC and a degree over 3 years with educational allowance is a lot cheaper than 50% of a working life spent with child tax credits alone before passported benefits.

Great post OP, heat.
Edited by: "seaniboy" 20th May 2016
Seriously what a poo deal

The poorest in our country don't know what poverty looks like. These … The poorest in our country don't know what poverty looks like. These people have no education system. have no real jobs, have no healthcare. They will most likely have to wake up 4/5 in the morning to look after their fields up until 10/11 at night everyday for the rest of their life doing what would be a real hard days graft. In which they will be in the hope they will have a good season giving them enough wheat or rice to last them another year without starving. Whilst all at the same time having to bear unbearable weather, with no or little electricity or gas. Given all the plentiful opportunities that people are given from the day they are born in this country, i cant see how anyone can make that statement. I cant say your wrong but there is help here if you help yourself. Some people in this world don't even get that.



If I could like that 10x I would, thanks for that.

​but the leaders of their country drive round in Mercedes and live in big … ​but the leaders of their country drive round in Mercedes and live in big houses, that's what needs tackling first


And the CEOs of these charities drive around in Mercs own big houses and get paid more than the prime minister.
Such a shame as we would all love to give money if it was actually getting to them.

Already posted … Already posted http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xbox-one-1tb-console-tom-clancy-s-division-216-99-boss-deals-ebay-2449898


That's a Xbox?

The poorest in our country don't know what poverty looks like. These … The poorest in our country don't know what poverty looks like. These people have no education system. have no real jobs, have no healthcare. They will most likely have to wake up 4/5 in the morning to look after their fields up until 10/11 at night everyday for the rest of their life doing what would be a real hard days graft. In which they will be in the hope they will have a good season giving them enough wheat or rice to last them another year without starving. Whilst all at the same time having to bear unbearable weather, with no or little electricity or gas. Given all the plentiful opportunities that people are given from the day they are born in this country, i cant see how anyone can make that statement. I cant say your wrong but there is help here if you help yourself. Some people in this world don't even get Whilst there are certainly varying degrees of poverty, [quote=]The poorest in our country don't know what poverty looks like. These people have no education system. have no real jobs, have no healthcare. They will most likely have to wake up 4/5 in the morning to look after their fields up until 10/11 at night everyday for the rest of their life doing what would be a real hard days graft. In which they will be in the hope they will have a good season giving them enough wheat or rice to last them another year without starving. Whilst all at the same time having to bear unbearable weather, with no or little electricity or gas. Given all the plentiful opportunities that people are given from the day they are born in this country, i cant see how anyone can make that statement. I cant say your wrong but there is help here if you help yourself. Some people in this world don't even get that.



Just because there are varying degrees of poverty doesn't mean the people stuck in it should be made to feel guilty. Its very real for some in the UK so should we shun them because there are poorer people on another continent?
My personal preference for charitable donations are local causes like Wiltshire Air Ambulance and other selected organisations where I can be reasonably sure my hard earned money is genuinely making a difference.
Heck maybe I shouldnt bother because there are more generous people out there who can afford to give more, oh wait, wealth is relative too.
Your post sounds like one of those patronising adverts that are on TV which try to play on people's heartstrings. Sadly the majority of charities cannot afford to advertise on TV like Oxfam.
I'm not saying this isnt a worthy cause, its just a disgusting attitude to take if people rightly or wrongly point out poverty is a lot closer to home.



Edited by: "Noxia" 20th May 2016
Odd Post OP? .. what can I say?, hehehe. :-)

Just because there are varying degrees of poverty doesn't mean the people … Just because there are varying degrees of poverty doesn't mean the people stuck in it should be made to feel guilty. Its very real for some in the UK so should we shun them because there are poorer people on another continent? My personal preference for charitable donations are local causes like Wiltshire Air Ambulance and other selected organisations where I can be reasonably sure my hard earned money is genuinely making a difference. Heck maybe I shouldnt bother because there are more generous people out there who can afford to give more, oh wait, wealth is relative too. Your post sounds like one of those patronising adverts that are on TV which try to play on people's heartstrings. Sadly the majority of charities cannot afford to advertise on TV like Oxfam. I'm not saying this isnt a worthy cause, its just a disgusting leftist attitude to take if people rightly or wrongly point out poverty is a lot closer to home.



What is the "disgusting leftist attitude"? Despite the length of your post that isn't clear.
PG9999

It's all relative I think. These people have no food nor schooling. I … It's all relative I think. These people have no food nor schooling. I accept your point but for £9 a gift that is fun, will make the recipient laugh (I guess) and helps humanitarian projects.



​and no matter how many millions are donated every year they're still living in poverty, where's it all going
It's the corruption that stops me from giving my money.

It's the corruption that stops me from giving my money.


Do wok I do.
Buy some carrots to feed the horses.
Buy some seeds for the birds in the park.
They never lie to me (except the greedy ones).:D
It's funny. First we sent our sh*t to them like old clothes, shoes etc.

Now they are literally selling us their sh*t! Now that's being resourceful. Got no skills, got no products, no problem... Forget selling blood, sell your sh*t!
gazdoubleu

​I hired a Mercedes A Class once. That really was a Pile of Poo



Most lower class German vehicles are a steaming pile of poo, unless your looking at their mid luxury or above cars. I.e. Mercedes E class or above or BMW 5 series or above. The ones below that are their affordable entry level vehicles that people buy to sample some of the German luxury that might be available if they had shelled out more money. It's all a marketing game.

Rental companies have some of the most featureless and basic cars.

Do wok I do.Buy some carrots to feed the horses.Buy some seeds for the … Do wok I do.Buy some carrots to feed the horses.Buy some seeds for the birds in the park.They never lie to me (except the greedy ones).:D


I fed a hungry Heron my beautiful 9 year old Koi. I even cut the bush around my pond to make it even easier!

The poorest in this country dont get child tax credits and jobseekers etc … The poorest in this country dont get child tax credits and jobseekers etc housing and council tax help ontop, I see your point but there is real poverty in the UK for those who do help themselves as much as possible as much as there is useless idiots who are paid tax free to breed the next generation of themselves. Per head we probably contribute more abroad that makes a difference to a person than we do for our own given the exchange rate. DWP should pay a education (and associated childcare) allowance way above the jobseekers rate with a travel pass instead of the fragmented grants, loans and discretionary payments each educational establishment does and its costs to do so. A circa £100 a week DWP educational support allowance with passported travel and childcare costs with full council tax and housing benefit would encourage people to get a qualification, currently the DWP and Student Loans is a rock and a hard place and thus most just claim benefits and tax free child tax credits, people are actually locked into poverty through long term state dependency instead of a short term national educational support allowance, a HNC and a degree over 3 years with educational allowance is a lot cheaper than 50% of a working life spent with child tax credits alone before passported benefits. Great post OP, heat.


I agree. handing out subsidies instead of loans and cash is the way to go. you cant spend subsidies on luxuries. but I guess that will never happened as giving out 'food stamp books' is frowned upon. i don't get how it makes sense for people on benefits being able to afford high end mobile contracts compared to working people who are always trying to budget.

What is the "disgusting leftist attitude"? Despite the length of your … What is the "disgusting leftist attitude"? Despite the length of your post that isn't clear.



It was totally the wrong word to use that's why. Thanks for pointing it out.
pnaylor39

​Not just about tackling abuse/corruption . Throwing money at a problem n … ​Not just about tackling abuse/corruption . Throwing money at a problem never works. just look at the NHS. What we need is targeted aid. too much aid these days ends up in the wrong hands. We use aid organisations who don't know the first thing about business. perhaps if we targeted aud based on ROCE we might get better outcomes.



​Dont knock the NHS best thing about the UK
notahappybunny15

Cold, we should look after our own first. I would have no issue with … Cold, we should look after our own first. I would have no issue with giving to other countries if there wasn't poverty in this country.



I have a feeling you are the type of person who doesn't help our own or others. Probably just happy making comments.
blineboy

The poorest in our country don't know what poverty looks like. These … The poorest in our country don't know what poverty looks like. These people have no education system. have no real jobs, have no healthcare. They will most likely have to wake up 4/5 in the morning to look after their fields up until 10/11 at night everyday for the rest of their life doing what would be a real hard days graft. In which they will be in the hope they will have a good season giving them enough wheat or rice to last them another year without starving. Whilst all at the same time having to bear unbearable weather, with no or little electricity or gas. Given all the plentiful opportunities that people are given from the day they are born in this country, i cant see how anyone can make that statement. I cant say your wrong but there is help here if you help yourself. Some people in this world don't even get that.



Very well said. Some people are just full of ignorance.
The company directors keep 90% of the poo for themselves and only 10% of the poo actually goes to the people poo need it.
Shame it's Oxfam - big business pretending to be a charity these days while lining the pockets of their directors very handsomely.
Edited by: "Besford" 20th May 2016
notahappybunny15

Cold, we should look after our own first. I would have no issue with … Cold, we should look after our own first. I would have no issue with giving to other countries if there wasn't poverty in this country.



​Our own? Human beings u mean?
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