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Ice Bucket Challenge: ALS Foundation Admits Less Than 27% Of Donations Fund Research & Cures

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Source: http://www.infowars.com/

By: Anthony Gucciardi

As a huge proponent of serious charitable organizations, it always is disturbing to see trends such as Kony 2012 and various Susan G. Komen for the Cure initiatives take the social media atmosphere by storm. From the ultimate backlash against the celebrity-driven Kony fraud to the embarrassment of the KFC ‘Buckets for the Cure’ campaign backed by Susan G. Komen, I was immediately hoping that the infamous new ‘ice bucket challenge’ would in fact be an exception to the series of misled social media fundraising campaigns.

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One reason Congress is so pro-Israel? Fundraising.

Dirty politics…but I hope it puts things in perspective.

Georgia Senate Race

By: Matthew Yglesias

Source: http://www.vox.com/

What drives the overwhelming congressional support for Israel that’s such a striking element of American politics? For some members, it’s genuine passion. For others, it has to do with public opinion. But another real consideration that’s rarely discussed in daylight is fundraising. Memos written by consultants working for Michelle Nunn, the Democrats’ candidate in Georgia, and leaked to National Review in an effort to make Nunn look bad lay it out.

This excerpt, in particular, is a great window into how it works:

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