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TheMadMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 06:46 PM
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5. One beautiful story does not negate the many countervailing tales of woe.
Be grateful there's nothing in the story to invite its de-recing into oblivion.

What will be the ultimate fate of this kid? What's the motivation? The same money could save thousands of utterly obscure kids from dysentry or cholera.

Spending a large sum on one unrelated child, one mediagenic case, strikes me as very much akin to the medieval practice of purchasing "indulgances" - prepaid absolution, purchased from the Church in anticipation of committing a sin.

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