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Do you donate?

 
 
FBM
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2011 09:50 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
For really big charities that require full-time staff in order to function, I guess it's unavoidable to have people on the payroll. Maybe that's why I don't give to really big charities. I don't want to pay for leather chairs in the committee board room or for catered wine-and-cheese functions for visiting big-wigs.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2011 10:05 pm
@FBM,
When human beings (or any other kind of beings)
have valuable assets in their possession,
tho it be allegedly a temporary possession,
thay will be intensely tempted (presumably beyond endurance)
to MAKE THE BEST of the situation,
from a personal perspective.

Failure to see human nature for what it IS
and for what it always has been, is unrealistic.





David
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2011 10:09 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
Failure to see human nature for what it IS
and what it always has been, is unrealistic.


Which usually results in great pain as well as demoralization when the truth is finally recognized, as at that very moment it becomes clear how much effort has been wasted trying to do something that does not conform to human nature and has thus been rejected.

Those who start out on great projects with out first educating themselves on the human condition are perhaps the biggest and most abusive leaches that society produces. The feminists come to mind, but they are not the only ones....
FBM
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2011 10:29 pm
OK, I admit it. You guys have completely lost me. I don't know what you're talking about any more. If I ever did, that is. heh heh.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2011 10:50 pm
@hawkeye10,
David wrote:
Failure to see human nature for what it IS
and what it always has been, is unrealistic.
hawkeye10 wrote:
Which usually results in great pain as well as demoralization when the truth is finally recognized, as at that very moment it becomes clear how much effort has been wasted trying to do something that does not conform to human nature and has thus been rejected.

Those who start out on great projects with out first educating themselves on the human condition are perhaps the biggest and most abusive leaches that society produces. The feminists come to mind, but they are not the only ones....
The nazis and the commies were good examples of that.
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wayne
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 04:03 am
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:

aidan wrote:
Huh? What do you think she used it for?
Drugs or a pimp.


wayne wrote:
I don't get it - you bought her dinner - cottoned onto the fact that she was setting you up
for a robbery - but you STILL gave her money for a cab?
She claimed to be an out-of-work art historian.




wayne wrote:
I'd have said - 'Yeah - nice meeting you - see you later,' and left her to her own devices in terms of getting home.
She looked forlorn in the heavy rain.


Now how the hell did I get involved in this, hamsters Confused Drunk
Ionus
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 04:12 am
@wayne,
Quote:
Now how the hell did I get involved in this, hamsters
Dont deny it ! You will only make things harder for yourself...why dont you come clean.....we'll go easy on ya....
wayne
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 04:28 am
@Ionus,
I have no recollection of that.......
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 06:01 am
@aidan,
aidan wrote:
Aww, that's very compassionate of you then David.
She looked downtrodden & oppressed by the circumstances of her life.
I believed that much of her story.
She did not look like a happy chick.
She was very glad to get that free meal,
which she consumed with singular ravenousity.



aidan wrote:
I was more likely to buy little magic stones from the gypsy
traveller that used to come by my shop if it was a wet,
cold day- and give her a cup of tea.
Well, u r more likely to get gyped by a Gypsy,
than robbed in an ambush.





David
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 06:16 am
@wayne,
OmSigDAVID wrote:

aidan wrote:
Huh? What do you think she used it for?
Drugs or a pimp.


wayne wrote:
I don't get it - you bought her dinner - cottoned onto the fact that she was setting you up
for a robbery - but you STILL gave her money for a cab?
She claimed to be an out-of-work art historian.




wayne wrote:
I'd have said - 'Yeah - nice meeting you - see you later,' and left her to her own devices in terms of getting home.
She looked forlorn in the heavy rain.
wayne wrote:
Now how the hell did I get involved in this, hamsters Confused Drunk
O, sorry, Wayne.
Maybe I had been afraid that u were among
her friends by whom I was going to be ambushed
b4 the sun arose, if I had not aborted n abandoned.
(This was an EXCELLENT time to get paranoid.)

During dinner, she had spoken repeatedly
of a window in her apartment that coud not be closed.
I suspected that this was to become a point of entry
for her friends, in the execution of an ambush.

I mentioned this odd occurrence to a friend,
who told me that he chanced to read in
the Daily News of a similar situation
whose victim had been slain,
with a lot of blood; he probably put up
a good fight.

Your name must have been still in my clipboard, Wayne.





David
aidan
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 06:40 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
Well, u r more likely to get gyped by a Gypsy,
than robbed in an ambush.

I didn't get gypped. I bought them because I liked them. They were a pretty color and shiny.
I got exactly what I expected for what I was willing to pay her.
wayne
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 07:14 am
@OmSigDAVID,
The ambush business is bad news.
Glad you were wary and wily and avoided the game.

Sounds like you handled it quite gracefully, left her wonderin whether to be disappointed or not.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 08:07 am
@aidan,
David wrote:
Well, u r more likely to get gyped by a Gypsy,
than robbed in an ambush.
aidan wrote:
I didn't get gypped. I bought them because I liked them.
They were a pretty color and shiny.
I got exactly what I expected for what I was willing to pay her.
That 's a good word
for the thread qua words that date u.
I have not heard of getting gypped for a while.





David
aidan
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 08:10 am
@OmSigDAVID,
You just used the word David- that's why I used it!
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 08:16 am
@wayne,
wayne wrote:
The ambush business is bad news.
Glad you were wary and wily and avoided the game.
In contemplation of this allegedly
jammed open "window", I suggested that we
visit a hotel. She said: OK, which one?
After we chose one, she left to make a fone call.
(kind of blatant)
I know that I coud have switched hotels,
but enuf is enuf with the James Bond stuff.

aidan wrote:
Sounds like you handled it quite gracefully,
Thank u.

aidan wrote:
left her wonderin whether to be disappointed or not.
Chances r that she
went to try to find someone else, in the rain; I dunno.

Mild humor:
When I was declining her invitation
to visit her apartment (with infamous jammed window)
for reasons of personal security,
she said: u r not afraid of ME.
I answered: "Its not u, its your FRIENDS."
She says: "U don 't know my friends."
David: "Yeah, but I 'm scheduled to meet them b4 the sun rises, right ??"

Just mild humor (if that).





David
aidan
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 08:19 am
@OmSigDAVID,
David - you are one mixed-up dude. Wayne said the graceful handling, wondering whether to be disappointed stuff - not me.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 08:19 am
@aidan,
aidan wrote:
You just used the word David- that's why I used it!
I know, but its still a good candidate for that thread.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 08:30 am
@aidan,
aidan wrote:
David - you are one mixed-up dude.
Wayne said the graceful handling, wondering
whether to be disappointed stuff - not me.
Well, yin-yang, debit-credit; maybe I shoud go back to sleep.





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Chumly
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 08:24 pm
Yes I denote money to environmental organizations and yes I also donate goods and services to local charities.
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Miller
 
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Reply Tue 8 Feb, 2011 11:56 am
@aidan,
aidan wrote:

I used to organize bike-a-thons for St. Jude's hospital every year. We raised quite a lot of money that way - kids getting pledges for every lap they did around the track at the highschool - and it was a lot of fun. We'd have four year old kids out their on their bikes with the training wheels still on raising money for St. Judes.
That is an AMAZING organization.

Here I donate to Oxfam, the Royal Preservation Society for Nature, Birds and Wildlife - the Air Ambulance (two kids were airlifted out of our village after being hit by a car - one died, but his family was so grateful for the service he got as people tried to save his life - they started a fund in his honor), the Lifeboat Society. I do those by direct debit -£5 for each - so it's £20 pounds a month.

I always put my extra 1,2, and 5 pence coins (from change when I buy something) into the collection canisters for Children with brain injuries that are in shops.

I do a thirty mile walk for Hospice every year - usually get pledges of at least £100 each time.

I do give to people who are begging. I figure the pound or two I give them will make more of a difference in their life than it would make in mine - even if it just eases their minds a little bit and gives them comfort - helps them believe in people, whatever.

I was raised by a very conservative father who spent his life volunteering for and donating to people who were less fortunate than him. I can't walk by someone that I might be able to help without helping them. He taught me that.


I like the fact that St. Judes treats only children. They're in my little will.
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