You think that money is going to charity? Non-profit orgs like that don't have to open their books to prove accurate accounting. It is often used as a means to escape the massive taxation that would have occurred if Buffet would have willed those billions to his children. Instead, he "donated" it to their charities...therefore it is not taxed, and they can still use the money however the hell they want. It's a rich man's loophole. And don't even get me started on Rockefeller. The Rockefeller foundation litterally started WWII and the euthinization of Jews through it's "Eugenics" research and funding. Beleive it or not, the "Sterilization" of "feeble" minded people began here in the us. I think over 30 states adopted laws permitting the killing of people deemed feeble minded...which included mental patients and minorities, and children of mental patients, under the beleif that our gene pool was being poluted (although they had no idea what a gene was at that time) because feeble minded people reproduced more than the "normal" citizens, and it would eventually lead to a population of idiots and nut jobs. The Rockefeller foundation even paid the wages for Auschwitz SS agents, and funded the eugenics research there. What type of research were they funding?
"Mengele prowled the railroad lines leading into Auschwitz, looking for twins--a favorite subject of psychiatric geneticists. On arrival at Mengele's experimental station, twins filled out ``a detailed questionnaire from the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute.'' There were daily drawings of blood for Verschuer's ``specific protein'' research. Needles were injected into eyes for work on eye color. There were experimental blood transfusions and infections. Organs and limbs were removed, sometimes without anesthetics. Sex changes were attempted. Females were sterilized, males were castrated. Thousands were murdered and their organs, eyeballs, heads, and limbs were sent to Verschuer and the Rockefeller group at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute.
In 1946, Verschuer wrote to the Bureau of Human Heredity in London, asking for help in continuing his ``scientific research.''"
But hey, don't take my word for it...there are tons of things out there that show how "great" that charity was/is. What a contribution to society the Rockefeller fortune has been!
Here's a nice little article on it, but I urge you to search more:
Anyways...back to the actual thread I started...my problems are my own doing, not the result of the government or society. I just want to get rid of my house so I can go back to working one job, have a life again, and move to Oregon. Plus, I can't really live here with my main sewer line broken, not being able to shower or do dishes or laundry or poop. And I can't afford to fix it. I know foreclosure is not a good thing. I guess I'll look into how I can get a loan to cover a larger loss on the house, and sell it for less than I owe. Then maybe it will sell?
P.S. - Anyone know how long a foreclosure stays on your credit? The typical 7 years...or is it longer for a foreclosure?