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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Howard Buffett is on deadline. In 2006, his father, investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett, challenged him to do something great in the world -- and gave him $1 billion to do it. So he gave himself 40 years to spend every penny in a bold attempt to end global hunger. He's barreled headfirst into his task, visiting more than 100 countries to research the scope of the issue. In the process, he's sat with world leaders and African warlords, had an Uzi pointed at his chest, and challenged the status quo. "I want to understand the full picture of hunger, and conflict is a main cause. Nearly 60 percent of the hunger in Africa is caused by conflict," he said. "When you start doing things in areas that are difficult, you find people who are so committed, and you feel like, 'Well, if they're not giving up, I can't give up.' It's an amazing feeling to help people who are so committed to helping themselves and the people around them when they have nothing. It's a whole different level of satisfaction that I get from that, and I don't know how exactly to explain it."

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"A hungry mob is an angry mob."

R.N. Marley

#1 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-06 03:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

I thought this would be about Jimmy Buffett's son. Put an end to hunger. No more wastin' away. Not in Margaritaville.

#2 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-05-06 03:27 PM | Reply | Flag:

Free cheeseburgers in paradise!

#3 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-06 03:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

You cant end hunger. A populace as a whole has to do that. Some societies are not capable of doing it..

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2014-05-06 03:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'm sure little things like imperialism and colonialism had nothing to do with that.

#5 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-06 03:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

which societies are not capable of doubt that, Boaz?
how about
AMERICA!

#6 | Posted by ichiro at 2014-05-06 03:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

It will be a difficult task as long as graft and corruption exist, especially if you want to end hunger without your efforts being used to build a large military as in N Korea.

Good luck with your continuing efforts, Howie

#7 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-06 04:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

In my opinion for many people c. 10 acres of good farm land a couple of chickens, couple of sheep, education, tools, seed, shelter, emergency medical care, birth control, reliable utilities, and a SAFE region are all needed to end hunger.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2014-05-06 04:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'm sure little things like imperialism and colonialism had nothing to do with that.

Well, saying that does nothing to solve the problem, but congratulations, it's the normal democrat/liberal/race baiting line..

#9 | Posted by boaz at 2014-05-06 05:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

Facts are curious things.

#10 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-06 05:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

Facts are curious things.

#10 | POSTED BY HARRY_POWELL

Indeed. I've actually seen people make up headlines rather than stick to them.

#11 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-06 05:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'm sure little things like imperialism and colonialism had nothing to do with that.

Well, saying that does nothing to solve the problem, but congratulations, it's the normal democrat/liberal/race baiting line..

#9 | Posted by boaz

Unfortunately, imperialism and colonialism has everything to do with it. Growing for global exchange markets rather than self-sufficiency, as demanded by imperialist institutions like the IMF, WTO and the World Bank, has created more poverty, not less.

#12 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-05-06 05:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

He's been on an EPIC battle to end his own hunger I see.

gulfnews.com!/image/3237023949.jpg_gen/
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#13 | Posted by Huguenot at 2014-05-06 06:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

static3.businessinsider.com

#14 | Posted by Huguenot at 2014-05-06 06:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

Let's see - the Koch's inherited their money from daddy and now use it to screw over the poor.

Buffet earned his own money and now his family uses it to HELP the poor.

That's the difference between good and evil.

#15 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-06 06:29 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

ROTFLMAO
I'm sorry but if you are serious then you look like one hell of an idiot.

#16 | Posted by Huguenot at 2014-05-06 07:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Buffett's Son Battles to End Hunger"

You would think Buffett's kid could afford to buy himself a hamburger. If you've ever seen him ,he doesn't look too hungry.

#17 | Posted by matsop at 2014-05-06 08:27 PM | Reply | Flag:

Buffet's son is a big lib doner.

#18 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-05-07 02:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

Buffet's son is a big lib doner.

#18 | Posted by Sniper

Exactly. Libs use their wealth to help others. Rethugs use their wealth to help THEMSELVES.

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-07 03:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#20 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-05-07 03:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

#19 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

Stats please, some for of proof?

#21 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-05-07 03:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

for = form freak'in spell checker

#22 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-05-07 03:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

You cant end hunger. A populace as a whole has to do that. Some societies are not capable of doing it..

#4 | Posted by boaz

Boaz

We could end world hunger right now.

If we wanted to.

#23 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-05-07 03:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

Stats please, some for of proof?

#21 | Posted by paneocon

Let's see...Buffett is giving away 85 percent of his wealth to the less fortunate and is trying to get other billionaires to give away at least half their wealth in the same way. You know... to help people.

Meanwhile the Kochs spend their INHERITED fortune on buy off elected representatives in pursuit of deregulation and taxcuts for THEMSELVES. Because 25 billion just isn't enough sometimes ya know?

Can you tell the difference, or was 4th grade really hard for you?

#24 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-07 04:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

This is just one example. You made a blanket statement that you can't back up as usual

A long-time philanthropist, Mr. Koch has given generously to a variety of organizations and programs. In his lifetime, he and the David H. Koch Charitable Foundation have pledged or contributed more than $1 billion to cancer research, medical centers, educational institutions, arts and cultural institutions, and to assist public policy organizations.

www.kochfamilyfoundations.org

In the color of money,
 red staters more charitable than blues
A major survey by the Chronicle of Philanthropy confirms that residents of states that lean Republican and are most religious donate more of their money to charity, while more secular regions -- and areas that tend to vote Democrat -- give less.

Read more: www.washingtontimes.com
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#25 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-05-07 04:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

A long-time philanthropist, Mr. Koch has given generously to a variety of organizations and programs. In his lifetime, he and the David H. Koch Charitable Foundation have pledged or contributed more than $1 billion to cancer research, medical centers, educational institutions, arts and cultural institutions, and to assist public policy organizations.

#25 | Posted by paneocon

Right. A few coins tossed at charitable causes versus billions spent on subverting democracy.

And do you know why Koch donates to cancer research? BECAUSE HE HAD CANCER. Once again, acting in SELF INTEREST, not generosity. The only causes he cares about are the ones that affect him directly.

#26 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-07 04:19 PM | Reply | Flag:

SS, you're a joke. Give it up; the facts are against you again. How many times do you need to be hit by a 2X4 before you get a little rational sense knocked in that dense cranium.

#27 | Posted by matsop at 2014-05-07 04:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

#26 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

And do you know why Soros donates to progressive Democratic causes? Because he make a lot of money doing it!

#28 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-05-07 04:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

Buffett's Son Battles to End Hunger
--------------

How about telling your daddy to stop doing business with wall st. corporations whos profit margins are based on raping those very peoples of their finite resources eh?

Hypocritical whore.

#29 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-05-07 05:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

#29 | POSTED BY SHAWN

You mean like this?

Buffett's Burlington Northern Among Pipeline Winners

www.bloomberg.com

#30 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-05-07 06:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

SS, you're a joke. Give it up; the facts are against you again. How many times do you need to be hit by a 2X4 before you get a little rational sense knocked in that dense cranium.

#27 | POSTED BY MATSOP AT 2014-05-07 04:26 PM | FLAG: Not going to happen as he has the sickness - liberalism.

#31 | Posted by MSgt at 2014-05-07 06:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

I was thinking about all the countries that the American empire has viceroys in who routinely commit mass murder in order to steal their peoples stuff, but that is also not a bad example Paneocon.

My compliments.

#32 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-05-07 06:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

#32 | POSTED BY SHAWN

viceroys? really Who is on your list here? Putin, Bashar al-Assad?

#33 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-05-07 06:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

Shawn,
Every single time you post I see this...
www.motivateusnot.com

#34 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2014-05-07 06:32 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

You're trying way too hard to be a rebel. Unless you're 15.

#35 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2014-05-07 06:34 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"Shawn,
Every single time you post I see this...www.motivateusnot.com"

You gotta love his enthusiasm, though.

#36 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-05-07 06:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

Nul,
Oddly enough, I used to. It's just so over the top now he's just a caricature of himself.
I think we need people to question things, even when I believe they're nuts, but that guy is just too much.

#37 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2014-05-07 06:43 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

The only causes he cares about are the ones that affect him directly.
#26 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

Seems reasonable and truthful.

I know of now one that "really" cares about things that don't affect them directly.

Sure you can hum a few bars about GW, but what are you doing about it?

Actions speak louder than words...

#38 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-05-07 07:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

#27 | POSTED BY MATSOP AT 2014-05-07 04:26 PM | FLAG: Not going to happen as he has the sickness - liberalism.

#31 | Posted by MSgt

Wow. Says a lot about you that you consider campaigning for greater support for the underpriviliged to be "sickness."

And what do you call a pathological obsession with defending the billionaires who are ruining the world? A healthy outlook?

#39 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-07 07:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

SS, you're a joke. Give it up; the facts are against you again. How many times do you need to be hit by a 2X4 before you get a little rational sense knocked in that dense cranium.

#27 | Posted by matsop

Hey great post man!

Nothing to add, nothing to offer, just brag as if you won something while we all shake our heads.

#40 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-07 07:03 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"Shawn,
Every single time you post I see this...www.motivateusnot.com"

You gotta love his enthusiasm, though.

---------

If reality depresses you then get ready for a lot more of it as the empire continues to collapse nullifidian. It's going to get a whole lot worse.

#41 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-05-07 07:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

#24 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

He ask for facts, not more of your opinion.

#42 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-05-08 10:50 AM | Reply | Flag:

#41

It's now a two man race to take over this highly sought after position....

www.paleycenter.org

#43 | Posted by Corky at 2014-05-08 10:53 AM | Reply | Flag:

"For starters, the Kochs, support university programs and think tanks that try "to understand the nature of human freedom and how that freedom leads to prosperity," as the Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) explains."

Yeah, they give money to university programs that agree to also give them veto power on hiring of professors to make sure their philosophy is taught as fact.

#45 | Posted by danni at 2014-05-08 10:57 AM | Reply | Flag:

Dont forget all the hospitals they donate large sums of money to ddan.

You do need to do more than listen to humpin harry rant about the brothers.

#46 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-05-08 11:16 AM | Reply | Flag:

Dont forget all the hospitals they donate large sums of money to ddan.

You do need to do more than listen to humpin harry rant about the brothers.

#46 | Posted by Sniper

Again - Koch donates to cancer causes because HE HAD CANCER.

It's not generosity, it's self-interest.

Call me when he's donating to people born into bad circumstances - something the Koch's know nothing about.

#47 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-08 03:50 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

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