reply to post by dominicus
I would buy some land where my nearest neighbor is 20 miles away and wal-mart is hopefully not even in the same town. I would then build my home;
green, all solar and water and wind to power it completely. I'd also have a well, and not be hooked to city water. I know not where this utopiatic
hypothetical place is, I am guessing maybe somewhere in Wyoming or Iowa or Nebraska? I'd also grow my own food, as well as have chickens and cows and
pigs. Sorry I like my meat! (This stuff would be used in my restaurant as well as to feed my family, well we'd probably all eat there at the
A portion would be put into college funds for my children, all 3 of them, because I would like them to have a fair shot at making it in the world.
They deserve that. Plus then their healthcare and of course they all need dental care, which I would pay for as well as fix my teeth, because pretty
soon if I don't, I will end up having to eat nothing but pudding and soup for the remainder of my life!
I would not donate a dime of my money to any charity, and I will tell you why, most of that money goes to the organization and not to the people that
need it. Instead I would open a restaurant business (that means those that can pay will), and open it daily off hours for feeding the homeless or even
those whom otherwise would not be able to eat. (I haven't quite figured out how I'd go about this, or maybe just run it to the local church during
operating hours with my business run by my husband and I would do the feeding at the church to make sure the food is actually given to the needy.)
There are several close friends of mine who are disabled and really having a rough time that I would help out, as the stupid idiotic government
programs are doing nothing at all or next to nothing for them that I would help out. I'd help out my family members and I would invest in probably
gold and silver.
I'd probably give help to any individual that really just asked on a one on one basis. Maybe I'd start my own organization to give, but it would be
wholly non profit and be run by me and me & my family alone(so no one could corrupt it).This when I die would be left to my girls to manage. It would
be for help with housing, medical/dental,clothing, food, etc.the logistics of it I haven't fully worked out. I don't think I'd need investors, I
could use the money from my investments and restaurant business as the supply maybe. I am not too sure, but everyone asking for help would be
thoroughly assessed as to their needs, if in fact they have unmet needs, and how much they need, on a person to person basis. It would be a lot more
personal than the "Government" programs. This would be for US citizens, because I feel that we need to take care of our own country. The foriegn aid
thing is not for me, and anyway their problems are too big to solve. Charity begins in the home they say. I truly feel we as Americans are paying too
much to foreign aid while they bilke and rape the common US citizen!!!! JMO.