Superstars vs. Superstorms

Real stars of the Sandy concert were people who cared enough to give

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Few things are better than seeing folks, particularly the highly talented and sought-after, using their God-given skills to help others.

Indeed, it’s become a beautiful tradition in the world of music for singers to band together in benefit concerts to send relief to disaster areas.

A world-class roster of rockers did just that recently with a six-hour Madison Square Garden concert for Superstorm Sandy victims, which raised some $30 million for the area still struggling from the hurricane’s days-long Sherman-like march of destruction.

Such concerts boast an international flavor, with this one featuring one British act after another, including the Rolling Stones and The Who, as well as Paul McCartney.

Organizers promised swift transfer of the $30 million to those who need it.

In truth, while it’s the rockers who stole the spotlight, it’s really the audience that makes the show. These great talents strut their stuff on stage to get your attention; it’s no good unless you react by giving of yourself.

It’s the faceless crowd that’s the real star.

But that’s America. That’s what we do. No country in the world has the heart for charity that America does. Someone was just marveling to us the other day about how many charitable organizations there are in Augusta alone.

Their talent, your treasure.

How’s a superstorm supposed to compete with that?

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shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 12/20/12 - 06:43 am
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VERY VERY VERY GOOD ACES

I very rarely agree 100% with your point of view but this is an exception.
I wholeheartdley agree with every word printed here.
BRAVO to ACES. You Nailed IT!!! THANKS!

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 12/20/12 - 07:05 am
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Giving

I look forward to the opportunity to give in the state charitable campaign__United Way. The Salvation Army is the winner of my giving! The boss emphasized that all could give something, no matter how small. 100% participation made a statement about the agency. That statement was, "We all care."

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 12/20/12 - 07:35 am
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"No country in the world has
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"No country in the world has the heart for charity like America does."
Not true....but #5 ranking in this study is not bad http://www.probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2012/12/australia-most-generous-...

mikesaul
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mikesaul 12/20/12 - 09:02 am
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Palmetto, those types of

Palmetto, those types of analyses never take into account the amounts given through government agencies/aid programs, only those by individuals and companies. Or do you believe the fed simply makes up that money as they go along, rather than takes it from the individuals and businesses around the country?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/20/12 - 10:19 am
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Ted Nugent should have been

Ted Nugent should have been included.

myfather15
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myfather15 12/20/12 - 11:01 am
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You can't stop these America

You can't stop these America haters who will take any opportunity to demean us in any way possible, even if it takes lying.

After the Haiti Earthquake, The USA gave more money in relief than the entire world COMBINED. Same thing after the Chile earthquake and Japan earthquake. But, lets not try to confuse the America haters with facts. Those that believe that America is the most oppressive Country in the world, will not change their minds.

Oh, by the way, I just watched a program about slavery in Africa still being very rampant. How their are still individuals kidnapped from their communities and forced into slavery in other regions. The report stated a lot of the kidnapping are being done by the governments of other Countries or muslim extremists groups. But don't let this stop you're America hating. We must still rank as the world's most oppressive Country because we had legal slavery 150 years ago.

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InChristLove 12/20/12 - 11:12 am
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palmetto1008, I believe if

palmetto1008, I believe if you do a complete analysis which includes time, money, and helping strangers, the US comes out ranking #1 overall according to the Charities Aid Foundation.

https://www.cafonline.org/media-office/press-releases/2011/dec-2011/uk-f...

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 12/20/12 - 01:51 pm
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ICL

Here I go agreeing with you again! As usual! hehe

InChristLove
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InChristLove 12/20/12 - 02:15 pm
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Hey Shrimp! Hope you and

Hey Shrimp! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christimas and don't spoil those kids!!

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