As time has gone on and I've learned a little more about life and things, one area that still rankles is the pitches for charity. Now I'm a fan of non-profit organizations such as 501(c)3 fencing clubs. But am irked by what gets done in the name of non-profit for charity. In the wake of the California fires I caught this post from a neighbor and thought it worth passing along the links: http://www.rd.com/culture/how-charities-spend-money/ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...p-hurricane-matthew-aid-cholera-a7352681.html A second level thing that rankles me is the advertising. My apologies for posting links which look more like a trip in advertising hell. But I didn't see any way around. Bottom line is that n so many of these so-called charities no more than 3% of the money collected gets spent on the supposed charity. And in many cases the non-profit is actually a business run for the enrichment of the CEO.