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    Re: Helping Jose

    A related topic...

    I am tired of business after business - at checkout, through a fast-food lane, even Paypal checkout - asking "would you like to give $1 to xxxxxx charity?"

    The company can, in fact, keep virtually all of that money while at the same time claim 100% of it as how much money THEY give to a worthy cause.

    My answer is ALWAYS "no."

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    Re: Helping Jose

    Saying that desperately poor people should live within their means is the most asinine thing I've yet heard on this site...you've got to have a full belly and an empty head to say it.
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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    Re: Helping Jose

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    A related topic...

    I am tired of business after business - at checkout, through a fast-food lane, even Paypal checkout - asking "would you like to give $1 to xxxxxx charity?"

    The company can, in fact, keep virtually all of that money while at the same time claim 100% of it as how much money THEY give to a worthy cause.

    My answer is ALWAYS "no."
    I like doing it when I get to sign something l can tape to the window. It's my ego thing.

    "That's right, baby. I'm that giving of a guy." *wink*

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    Re: Helping Jose

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I like doing it when I get to sign something l can tape to the window. It's my ego thing.

    "That's right, baby. I'm that giving of a guy." *wink*
    So I'm not the only person that does that.
    “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
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    Re: Helping Jose

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightning View Post
    So I'm not the only person that does that.
    Nope. One dollar tells the ladies that I'm a giver. Women want proof, not just first-person claims.

    I also have a picture on my phone of my friend's dog that got hit by a car and she had to take to a vet. I claim him as an abused stray I rescued.

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    Re: Helping Jose

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Nope. One dollar tells the ladies that I'm a giver. Women want proof, not just first-person claims.

    I also have a picture on my phone of my friend's dog that got hit by a car and she had to take to a vet. I claim him as an abused stray I rescued.
    Gipper... you're my hero
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    Re: Helping Jose

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightning View Post
    Gipper... you're my hero
    I humbly accept the title.

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    Re: Helping Jose

    Ever heard the story "The Old Man and the Starfish"?

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    Re: Helping Jose

    Maybe you need to do more research.
    Charity CEO Job that Pays Over 500k a Year #4: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

    St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital helps find cures for children with cancer and other deadly diseases. It is primarily supported by donations. These donations help pay the salary for the CEO, John P. Moses. As of June 2008, John Moses' compensation was $589,833 a year.

    There are charities where nobody gets paid a dime. I donate to those.



    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I do donate to St. Jude's because, like Lightning, that's one of the few charities I feel safe about the vast majority of proceeds actually making it to its stated destination.

    I'm not willing to buy another Porsche for United Way's CFO.

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    Re: Helping Jose

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Maybe you need to do more research.
    Charity CEO Job that Pays Over 500k a Year #4: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

    St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital helps find cures for children with cancer and other deadly diseases. It is primarily supported by donations. These donations help pay the salary for the CEO, John P. Moses. As of June 2008, John Moses' compensation was $589,833 a year.

    There are charities where nobody gets paid a dime. I donate to those.
    I'm fine with that. For a charity of that size, a CEO making just over a half million isn't incredibly lavish.

    I'm sure there are some charities where employees are completely voluntary. They're probably also few and far between. If someone wants to work for nothing, more power to 'em. My time is money though.

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