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Tim Oey

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Review for Boy Scouts Of America, Irving, TX, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Alas, the Boy Scouts violate American values and model bigotry, hate and hypocrisy. They do not honor their own Scout Oath: "To do my duty to .... my country" and "To help other people at all times". They do not honor American ideals of freedom and equality regardless of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, age, or sexual orientation. The rest of the US has grown up but the Boy Scouts have not and now would be more aptly named the Bigot Scouts.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A little

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Somewhat badly

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Review for Central Asia Institute, Bozeman, MT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Despite the critical 60 Minutes report ( and AIP report (, I currently still highly recommend this organization.

In the big picture this organization has had a huge positive impact on how the general public and the US military understand what is happening in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Even its critics and 60 minutes admit that it has succeeded in educating many girls and having a tremendous positive impact.

No the organization or the leader can be expected to be perfect. CAI is working in an area that is extremely challenging. By his own admission in his books, Greg Mortenson admits to not being so great with administrative matters -- he is a doer, not a detailed administrator. It does appear that some issues need buttoning up. But it is important not to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Give CAI some time and I believe it will address the concerns that have been raised. The US government itself has made many much bigger errors, yet it has survived and continues to improve. Life is complicated and messy.

Even with some "inefficiencies", CAI and Greg Mortenson are still doing more for Peace with fewer dollars than any other organization I know. Greg's books are still worth reading.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

talking with CAI staff, talking with Greg, reading his books, talking with other volunteers and donors, and reading articles about his work.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Improve its transparency and rectify some issues so there is no doubt that this organization is doing the right thing.

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What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Educating girls and world peace.

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Role:  Donor & Donated and told my friends about them.