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taoblue
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Jinx
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People should do a "We are the World" music video for relief efforts in japan

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Started: 3/29/2011 Category: Society
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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taoblue

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If a video of "we are the world" is made and sold legally, the money should go to charity organization and used to support relief efforts, the devastation in japan iss terrible. The earthquake and tsunami swept away thousands of homes and the nuclear crisis just adds to the problem.
Jinx

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Before I begin, I want to state that my opposition is not for the raising of funds to help Japan, just the method.

We are the world was written in 1986 by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie. This was in an effort to provide funds which would be used to provide aid in the form of food to impoverished nations in Africa. In 2010, it was recorded again to raise funds for earthquake relief in Haiti.

The 1985 rendition provided 63 million dollars in funds, and was written, produced, and recorded at zero cost. These numbers are admirable for certain.

The 2010 rendition has yet to disclose the amount of funds raised to date. In addition, it is my opinion that some of the artists involved, Kanye West for example, is likely participating as much for the spotlight as he is for any noble gesture.

Despite my opinion, the fact of the matter is that until numbers can be produced for the efforts toward the same project for Haiti, it would be fiscally irresponsible to produce the same song yet again in such a short period of time. I think a collaboration of music in the form of an album, written and performed specifically for this purpose would be better suited to raise funds from a musical source.

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Wikipedia
The We Are The World Foundation
Debate Round No. 1
taoblue

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All right im just going to be a man and admit defeat, you got me at "fiscally irresponsible to produce the same song yet again in such a short period of time."
Jinx

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Well met in any case.
Debate Round No. 2
taoblue

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just filling up space here.
Jinx

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Cut and print.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by taoblue 6 years ago
taoblue
you win jinx
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro gracefully admits defeat.
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Reasons for voting decision: I like it being simply and only for Haiti.
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Reasons for voting decision: Obvious forfeit.