(CNN) — The #worstcharity in America operates from a metal warehouse behind a gas station in Holiday, Florida. Every year, Kids Wish Network raises millions of dollars in donations in the name of dying children and their families. Every year, it spends less than 3 cents on the dollar helping kids. Most of the rest gets diverted to enrich the charity’s operators and the for-profit companies Kids Wish hires to drum up donations.
In the past decade alone, Kids Wish has channeled nearly $110 million donated for sick children to its corporate solicitors. An additional $4.8 million has gone to pay the charity’s founder and his own consulting firms.
No charity in the nation has siphoned more money away from the needy over a longer period of time. But Kids Wish is not an isolated case, a yearlong investigation by the Tampa Bay Times and The Center for Investigative Reporting has found. Using state and federal records, the Times and CIR identified nearly 6,000 charities that have chosen to pay for-profit companies to raise their donations. Then reporters took an unprecedented look back to zero in on the 50 worst – based on the money they diverted to boiler room operators and other solicitors over a decade.
Here’s a list of the #worstcharities in America. America’s 50 worst charities
So there I was swimming around minding my own business when some a-holes thought it would be a good idea to kill me. Not sure what I ever did to them? Nice work, Jason Johnston. You’re a real man. Dick.
A rescue dog saved from being put down was punched to death by its new owners just four days after being given a new chance at life. Gipper, a four year old Rottweiler from south Florida, died after being repeatedly punched in the face by its 47-year-old new owner, Brian Perry.
The dog had run over to a neighbour’s home in New Port Richey, near Tampa, and started barking at other dogs. Police in New Port Richey said 47-year-old Brian Perry beat the dog with his fists. He later buried the body but has so far refused to tell police where he put it. Police said the rescue dog was not attacking anyone and was not a threat. Read more
Poor thing. I sometimes wish my life could be easier too. I can’t imagine living the life of Riley is easy. All those trips, fancy cars, access… I can see how those things can be a burden. How do Bono or Bill Gates get by? Oh that’s right, they’re not self absorbed little c*nts. OK. Maybe, Bono just little… All the opportunity to do good in this world, squandered. Squandered by self absorption. I have no idea why the world hates us?!
She lives a life of immense privilege that she and the rest of the Kardashian clan broadcast for all to see. So Kendall Jenner’s tweet on Tuesday night in which she wished ‘things could be easier’ set the Twittersphere alight, with followers blasting the 17-year-old for being ungrateful for all her good fortune. Chief among the detractors was Frances Bean Cobain, 20, who sounded off with a series of tweets lambasting the reality star, calling her a ‘f–king idiot’ for being so ‘self-involved.’
Here’s an uplifting story in the face of all the tragedy surrounding the Midwest:
Bernie Madoff, whose formerly lavish lifestyle included a share in a private jet and houses in Palm Beach, Fla., and France’s Cap d’Antibes, is now making wages akin to those earned by Bangladeshi garment workers. Madoff told CNNMoney’s Aaron Smith that he’s making $40 a month by performing menial labor in prison. Because his prison phone account was out of money, he had to place a collect call to the publication. The convicted swindler is making his meager earnings by taking care of the prison’s phone and computer systems. That means Madoff, whose name is now a byword for a grand cheater, is earning about the same amount as garment workers in Bangladesh, as the Huffington Post notes.
Considering she took naked pics of herself and leaked them online, flashing some blue panties might not be considered a wardrobe malfunction per se. Not in the Hudgens household anyway. Mr. Hudgens won’t have it. A panty flash is for amateurs! His y0ungest, Stella was already doing this years ago. Come on Vanessa, make daddy proud. Here she is going to the Stones at Staples Center in LA. Because she’s so totally cool and hippie.
Careful, these girls will steal your heart… and much much more.
For most women a police mug shot is the most humiliating photograph that will ever be taken. In recent months, photographs of celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and Lindsay Lohan have been forced to pose for the mandatory ‘booking in’ picture at the police station. But these pictures of 10 women arrested in the U.S. have shown that some women have managed to maintain their looks in their mug shots. more
Some call Canada (present company included) the greatest country in the world. Free health care, cheap education, gay marriage, gays in the military… but there’s also a dark side. Seal clubbing and some c8nt named Pauline Marois. She’s been primarily responsible for rearing the Quebec Separatists very ugly and acne riddled head. Case in point – some douchebag couple is suing Air Canada because they weren’t able to order 7-up in French. Is there even a french word for it? Sept Debout? Every generation there’s some nut job who’s only goal in life is to waste Canadian tax payers money and kill their children’s future. So now Air Canada is forced to payout money and apologize… great. I guess the plastic inflatable pillow they offer onboard is now gonna cost more! Sacre Bleu!
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear the appeal of a couple who sued Air Canada when they weren’t able to order a 7Up in French.
Michel and Lynda Thibodeau filed eight complaints with the official languages commissioner over the English-only services they say they received from Air Canada during trips taken between January and May, 2009.
The Federal Court awarded the couple $12,000 in compensation for the times Air Canada did not serve them in French.
Air Canada was also ordered to apologize to the Thibodeaus. more
She’s kidding right? She’s not actually annoyed is she? This is the same chick that leaked nude pics of herself, dresses like a complete idiot pretends to hide her face as she trapes around LA… so hungry for attention. When she gets it, she flips us off? Here’s an idea, try NOT exercising in front of a window?! How about a nice “thank you” to the paparazzi who waste their time taking your f8cking picture, helping expose you to millions. Yup – they’re such a-holes for helping you. You’re a crap actor so if anything, you should be f8cking grateful people even give a sh8t about you.
According to witnesses, the man went out of his way to provoke the Bison. Speaking on KSL NewsRadio, Wayne Ebenroth, (the photographer) said:
‘The [bison] had gone through the gate section that’s located real close to where he got hit and looked like he was going to run off the field.
‘He had to have done something to catch the [bison's] attention, because that’s when he turned around and decided to pay him a visit.’
The man, who has not been identified, has denied provoking the bison.
So this is it? I guess if we are now raising more and more special needs children in this country, they need special need role models. Here ya go…