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Journal of No. 118


April 5th, 2011

Maybe I should found Alchemy Centre International @ 04:10 pm


Interesting story about the crumbling of Madonna's Malawi charity, which originally hoped to build a $15 million girls' school.
Last week it was announced that the future would not be built. Despite the fundraising success of Raising Malawi, which collected a reported $18 million in donations and spent $3.8 million on the planned academy, the girls' school has been abandoned and the Raising Malawi foundation has imploded.
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To understand what went wrong, one has to look at Madonna's partner in the foundation, a mysterious and controversial organization called the Kabbalah Centre International, which is now a focus of federal investigators.
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members of the religious order (including the Bergs) "have taken a vow of poverty" and look to the center "for their meals, lodging and other subsistence." [Aw, that's nice.]
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Four of the five Berg families live in Beverly Hills mansions owned and remodeled by the center. [Oh, I see, it's like Vatican-style poverty]

Salt-rubbing kicker: "UNICEF's Schools for Africa program, for example, has renovated or built 1,000 schools and trained 100,000 teachers since 2004."
 
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From:stankow
Date:April 6th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
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As one of the more perceptive colonels I worked with in Iraq put it, "You didn't build a school. You built a building. No one can build a school. You staff a school. You run a school. And you can't do those in the past tense, or the school's in the past tense too.""
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:April 6th, 2011 03:13 am (UTC)
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That's wisdom.

Too bad not even a building came into existence in this case.
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From:kyrialyse
Date:April 6th, 2011 03:43 pm (UTC)
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I can totally understand why you would need a Beverly Hills mansion for Alchemy International. Transmutation takes space!

Journal of No. 118