Better Business Bureau. They resolve almost nothing and you can easily buy ratings. BBB has one star from consumer affairs.
Here are some articles on the BBB:
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I've previously read that the Wounded Warrior Project gets tons of money but the vast majority of it now gets used for people's overblown salaries, parties, and they have become more of a business by selling gear on the internet than actually helping wounded warriors, their target group.
Autism Speaks. Around 2% of funds that they get actually go towards autism stuff, and their head has actually said that EUTHANASIA is preferable to living with autism. There aren't any actual autistic people on their staff, and they're BIG proponents of the "Oh it's SUCH a SACRIFICE to live with my MISSING child" mentality.
In an 'Adam Ruins Everything' video I saw recently I learned that the Toms shoe company doesn't really help anyone. They just capitalize on sentimentality. Even if the shoes make it to the people they say they do, it can ruin businesses in those countries that were selling shoes. Giving free stuff to poor countries isn't really a good solution to a problem.
Greenpeace. They're disingenuously anti-nuclear - really only doing it because "Radiation= bad, nuclear = radiation, therefore nuclear = bad." rather than any nuanced and respectable reasons - which there really aren't. Modern nuclear plants are the safest they've ever been and even Fukushima took a massive earthquake and tsunami to make melt down - and the aftermath of that still pales in comparison to Chernobyl which was a ramshackle Soviet plant run on duct-tape and hope.
They're also disingenuously anti-fusion. The quote "Nuclear fusion has all the problems of nuclear power, including producing nuclear waste and the risks of a nuclear accident." was also on their website for a time as well but now it is mysteriously gone.
Nestle strongly pushed their formula milk in developing countries to unknowing mothers, stating outright lies such as it being better than breastmilk. They went as far as handing out free samples in hospitals and maternity wards using hired marketers dressed as nurses. The problem is that they know full well that once the mother started using the samples, the mother's own milk would dry up and she would be hooked onto the formula, which she would have to buy, or else her baby would die.
The expense meant that mothers could not afford it but now also meant that they could not breast feed. Their babies died of starvation.
Some mothers had some money and started using less powder, which wasn't enough to sustain a baby. Guess what happened? Yep, babies died of malnutrition.
Even if mothers had money, there is a severe lack of clean water to mix the formula with. Yep, more babies died from water contamination and diarrhoea.
Even if the mothers had money and clean water, breast milk is especially important in developing countries as it contains antibodies which the mother passes onto the baby - these protect against diseases. This could no longer happen. Guess what? Babies died of diseases which they would otherwise have been protected against.
Nestle knew this would happen, just as tobacco companies knew their products kill people but lobbied for decades to have the evidence and studies buried.
Sources can be found on the bottom of this page.
College textbook industries are scam central. They charge crazy fees, sometimes will put fake titles (like dr.) and have more official sounding last names so you think it's written by someone who knows what they're talking about, and rearrange the information in the book to say they got a "new addition" when really the amount of new information is little at best.
While they don't hide the fact that the money is used to send kids to a religious school, they do avoid discussing who owns the school. The dude that created the charity. With his catchy jingle he takes in millions a year while many people think it's really going to help kids. Very suspicious.
I'd say Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Once heard a report on the news about them suing other breast cancer foundations who used a pink ribbon, "For the cure" or had a pink-colored support bracelet.
If you want to donate, Just donate to a lower-tiered charity. They probably need the money more than those guys at Komen.
Planet Aid (the yellow clothing donation boxes) are run by a Danish cult called Tvind.
They sell all the clothes donated, keep about 75% for operational costs. The rest of the money they donate to "development" aid projects in Africa. The catch is Tvind also runs those projects, so they skim most of the money off there as well and do very little actual good.
To be upper management in either the projects or planet aid, you have to join the cult, where you must commit to hand over control of your bank account, not drink, and not get married.
NBC link with more info.
The Salvation Army. They openly discriminate against any and all LBGT people, including not allowing them into their shelters. Or of they do they are treated poorly. And they're not as non profit as you'd think. Much of your donations just end up in their pockets.
I knew a bar owner who offered sober cabs (or whatever) to people who had too much to drink. MADD sent her a letter condemning her action for "encouraging drinking."
MADD isn't against drunk driving, they're against drinking. They're a neo-prohibition group masquerading as a public safety organization.
Turns out that police coming into schools to show kids some drugs makes them more likely to actually use drugs. There have been some studies showing that D.A.R.E has not helped or in a small amount increased drug usage.
On the surface they present themselves as a nicer than nice, harmless, friendly and well meaning organisation. Behind the curtain they are quite different. It is a high control cult that controls the tiniest aspects of its followers lives right down to how they dress and what entertainment they are allowed to watch. They shun those that want to leave which tears apart families. On top of that behind the smiles when they stand on the street with their cart and message of 'good news', is the sincere belief that if you don't accept it you will soon die at Armageddon.
They believe at Armageddon billions of men women and children will be murdered by God for the crime of not being Jehovah's Witnesses. And they can't wait.
Recent BBC news story on the subject: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40704990
Excellent resource collating many links and articles into the subject: http://jwsurvey.org/category/child-abuse-2
The following video further highlights the eccentricity of the Governing Body, the leaders of the religion. This is an excerpt of a talk given by Tony Morris of the Governing Body. Before watching I will urge you to remember that this man among his 6 colleagues claim to be the only channel by which God communicates with mankind today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCCckKkgpxQ