Donate for SYRIA Vs Donate for WEED Experiment (Social Experiment)!

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  1. Haider Raza
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  2. Alkéryn

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    I would donate for fried chicken :)
    EDIT : hum hum i meant syria
     
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    I actually have a better idea. I donate to Syria and people donate weed to me...for science.
     
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    A better idea; let countries not go to war with each other and just stay independent.
     
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    Sad ending, what's wrong with people?
     
  13. Xenon Hacks

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    WEED, Syria will never know peace because the Middle East is a hell hole and war will never end so long as religion exists in this world.
     
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    Being honest, I don't mind to donate money to a charity but the problem is the scepticism that I have as to, if the money will actually be used for that good cause or it instead goes to someone's pocket.

    My solution instead of giving money to homeless is the following: Give food. There was this guy whom I offered to buy him a KFC meal and he refused, he said he wanted money and I said no because I don't usually carry coins/notes around.

    Ungrateful guy.
     
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    And guess what? Not a single cent helped somebody in need!
     
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    you just need to realise, the people who make these video's WANT the results they get so they can simply choose to act like they got 10 donations for weed and non for children when infect they got much more for the Syrian children, few snips later and BOOM, controversial, everyone is evil youtube video, not to mention, people see "money for weed" as genuine whilst a random guy with a board saying money for Syrian children just looks like scammer stealing charity money

    moral of the story editing can twist any narrative to show what you want it to show
     
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    Neither, Canada already has the best weed and has already saved 40,081 refugees.

    Not to mention these guys are a bunch of fakers and I wouldn't trust anything they put up on tube.
     
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    Two uneducated morons begging for money on the street.
    Gets more from potheads.

    Didn't even have to watch the video. What would anyone expect. If it was two legitimate organizations side by side seeing who got more donations, it might have a point.
    This is just clickbaiting for views and pushing a false narrative. What a surprise on youtube.
     
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    One (@Hells Malice) uneducated, racist daugther of donald trump pretending to be truthful.
    You're the sh-t head here.

    How so? You haven't watched the video & claiming it to be false. If its false then go do the same thing & prove it.
     
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    I'd donate money to the guy for weed, if he smokes it with me. I wouldn't give a dime to Syrian refugees.
     
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    weed :P

    although im not a pothead...
     
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    no offence but your an idiot..........saying no offence before saying something offensive is stupid

    again its obvious this was going to happen, random idiots with boards begging is stupid, I wouldn't donate to either, but if I was to donate to any it would be the weed guy, not because I care more about weed than Syrian children, but because someone begging for charity with no source/registered charity details should not be entertained as its very unlikely the money will reach any charity at all, if I want to donate to a worthy source I would donate to a properly regulated charity not some crackpot on the street claiming to be doing something
     
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    do people really still believe these "social experiment" videos? I mean even if it wasn't faked/heavily edited; you'd be stupid to give money to a random guy with a sign for charity that's made with marker in a rush.
     
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    This. I can go outside, make a sign about donating money to cancer, and use the money to buy all kinds of random shit. At least a guy asking for weed with a sign is most likely being honest about it, and hey, maybe I can ask to smoke some with him.

    Also, I don't want to fund the next generation of terrorist.
     
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    I don't think this is a surprising outcome though.

    Two lazily written signs, one claiming it's for Syrian children, one claiming it's for weed. As one individual in the video said: "At least you're honest bro".
    I'd feel more confident giving money for weed in this case, since that would probably be true. If the Syrian donations were to a well established organization on the other hand, like Save the Children or Unicef, I'd more likely donate to them.

    It all comes down to presentation and believability.

    Here in Sweden, I've often seen people coming and begging for money because of sick children. Different people, the exact same note and content, and everyone has been drawing the exact same kind of drawings that they're "selling" for a donation.
    If you see it too many times, you just stop believing it, and won't trust them.
    Now if a drunk comes up, saying "hey man I feel really bad... but I really need a beer. Can you spare some change?" - I wouldn't mind helping him out. I've done it a few times. "At least you're honest bro".
     
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    I wouldn't donate for syrians, they already cause enough havoc here in turkey
     
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    True if a government wants to drop poison gas in civilian communities that's their business AMIRITE?
     
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