Two more weeks

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Wed, 12-11-2013 - 5:59am

Do you decorate outside?

Are you hosting or going somewhere this year?

Big group or small one?

How is shopping going?

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 1:57pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">turrrkeeyday</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;I didn't make a donation to a total stranger's child, I made a donation to a research foundation.   And the fact that you don't understand altruism doesn't surprise me a bit, Turkey.  Not one single solitary bit.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;BECAUSE of Jam's dd, correct? How many times have you donated to this particular charity? And YES, I understand altruism. WHEN it is done for the GOOD of OTHERS, NOT yourself.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>If you can show any way this particular donation is financially benefitting me, other than the amusement I am getting from it becoming some kind of cause celebre, please let me know.  It was a spur of the moment donation; I made donations that night on behalf of three children whom I know to be affected by the disease.  I must say the other parents were nicer about it.  Nobody else felt compelled to stir up drama and try to get attention on a bulletin board.</p>

You're full of drama for playing, and glad to know your reality does mesh with jdrf's, the donation WAS 12/07. 

Is there a cause dear to you that I can return the courtesy of, stranger? 

 


 


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Registered: 12-11-2013
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 1:58pm

First of all, how was this to Bord's benefit????

Seriously? You claim to be a financial wizard. You can figure it out. 

And second of all, have you seen the Friends episode where Phoebe tries to find a *truly charitable act*? One in which the giver receives NOTHING (not even a good feeling) in return?  Hilarious. 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 2:00pm

turrrkeeyday wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">If you can show any way this particular donation is financially benefitting me, other than the amusement I am getting from it becoming some kind of cause celebre, please let me know.  It was a spur of the moment donation; I made donations that night on behalf of three children whom I know to be affected by the disease.  I must say the other parents were nicer about it.  Nobody else felt compelled to stir up drama and try to get attention on a bulletin board.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Did you personally KNOW these other three children?</span></strong></p>

Other two children.  One of them I do know the child.  The other I only know the parent.  I might not know Jambles personally, but we've been "acquainted" online for over a decade.  She is hardly a "total stranger."  I know her well enough to ask after her husband (see below) when he was in the car wreck; it's just the polite thing to do.

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Wed, 12-11-2013 - 2:01pm
Apparently still alive and kicking: http://asliceofbrooklyn.com/christmas.html As a result, I always thought it was an Italian thing, so I am chuckling a bit at all these regional attributions.
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 2:01pm
Savcal.. How is "Friends" related to this? On another tangent there? Lol, And please not your input about financial benefits again..... Please.

 


 


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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 2:02pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">turrrkeeyday</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;I looked you up to find out where you live, Jambles.  Know why I did that?  Because I was peeved because YOU had made a post mentioning where I live, despite my many pleas over the years to people not to post identifying information.  So I wanted to retaliate by posting where YOU live.  That was juvenile of me, I admit.  But I looked YOU up to find where YOU live.  Not your child.  The fact that the first link I got was to your donation page was not my fault.  Then I decided, "Oh, why not surprise her with an anonymous donation?"  I am not sure why you felt compelled to bring it to the board. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;1. It is only anonymous if you don't tell anyone who you are and don't tell the person you gave it to them.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;2. Seems like an end of the year tax write off to me. Sad that a child is being used for personal gain. Especially one you don't even know. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote> </p><p>She needs to become trickier if she doesn't want an actual name to appear as donor of the cause, Lol.  I received a couple anonymous donations actually and on the public site they are listed that way, I know who they are privately b/c that is how they come through in email and that is how it should be. </p>

I wonder if they know that you are sharing what is supposed to be private information, with everyone?  

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 2:04pm

turrrkeeyday wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">She needs to become trickier if she doesn't want an actual name to appear as donor of the cause, Lol.  I received a couple anonymous donations actually and on the public site they are listed that way, I know who they are privately b/c that is how they come through in email and that is how it should be. </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I would think the charity would not disregard someone's request either. Again, tax write off at the end of the year is a very popular thing. </span></strong></p>

I think you are assuming that one is writing off their donations on their tax return and are you shocked or something that some people give to charitable organizations?

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Wed, 12-11-2013 - 2:04pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">turrrkeeyday</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;If you can show any way this particular donation is financially benefitting me, other than the amusement I am getting from it becoming some kind of cause celebre, please let me know.  It was a spur of the moment donation; I made donations that night on behalf of three children whom I know to be affected by the disease.  I must say the other parents were nicer about it.  Nobody else felt compelled to stir up drama and try to get attention on a bulletin board.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;Did you personally KNOW these other three children?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Other two children.  One of them I do know the child.  The other I only know the parent.  I might not know Jambles personally, but we've been "acquainted" online for over a decade.  She is hardly a "total stranger."  I know her well enough to ask after her husband (see below) when he was in the car wreck; it's just the polite thing to do.</p>

smh, I just learned that facebook acronym actually, lol  ;-)

 


 


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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 2:05pm

turrrkeeyday wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">It is true that I will save something like $4.50 on my taxes by having made that donation.  However, since it cost me seven times that to make the donation, I am not exactly coming out ahead here.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Sorry but I don't believe that someone would make a donation, to a total stranger's child, to, obviously, a charity they are not familiar with, at the end of the year NOT for their own benefit. </span></strong></p>

Clearly you don't know how donations to charitable organizations work, let alone the generous spirit of others.  

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 12-11-2013
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 2:06pm

Other two children.  One of them I do know the child.  The other I only know the parent.  I might not know Jambles personally, but we've been "acquainted" online for over a decade.  She is hardly a "total stranger."  I know her well enough to ask after her husband (see below) when he was in the car wreck; it's just the polite thing to do.

You know the parents so obviously you know the children AND their names. You had to go and FIND Jam's child's name, no?

And did Jam ever answer that thread (as I know which one you are talking about and saw it the day you put it up)?

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