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    Bell ringers: Have you dropped a coin on them?

    Confess, have you dropped a coin in the can of any of these annoying bell ringers this Holiday Season?

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    I refuse to anymore.......

    They used to ring now and then, but it seems their policy now is to ring incessantly, without stop anytime, ever while there. I refuse to donate to a group who tries to get your attention and donation by annoying you in to doing so.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    I put in a five and took out 4.50. I did my part.

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    The Salvation Army needs your money. The people ringing the bells are volunteers from local churches, etc. who give their time to help others.

    My grandfather was a fireman for the city of Dallas. The Salvation Army would come to the scene of fires and provide hot coffee, snacks, etc free of charge to the victims and the fire fighters.

    If the Red Cross showed up, they charged the fire fighters for drinks or snacks.

    Just saying.

    If you are not going to give them a donation, at least give them a smile and a thank you.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    And yes, I gvie, I seldom go past a bell ringer without giving. I also give my sons money to put in, and explain to them why they are doing it.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I also give my sons money to put in, and explain to them why they are doing it.
    To ensure the charity's CEO has a GREAT Christmas?
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    I dunno, this always comes to mind... http://youtube.com/watch?v=WQ_B62k9sQk

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    To ensure the charity's CEO has a GREAT Christmas?
    remember this if you are ever the victim of a fire or disaster and these guys come to help. Refuse the help, I mean how could you accept help from an organization with a well paid CEO? Do you know of any charities that operate on a major scale without infrastructure? me neither.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Boys....

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    Life? couts? Room?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    tempers

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    Hey...now there's a first.

    Jsharr gets all serious and doesn't get when *I* am being sarcastic. It's "Role Reversal Day" it seems.


    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    remember this if you are ever the victim of a fire or disaster and these guys come to help. Refuse the help, I mean how could you accept help from an organization with a well paid CEO? Do you know of any charities that operate on a major scale without infrastructure? me neither.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Actually, you are one of the few people on here that I enjoy arguing with, and then you go and ruin it with humor. Damn you KT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Actually, you are one of the few people on here that I enjoy arguing with, and then you go and ruin it with humor. Damn you KT!
    Humor? What do you mean? I'm always seer-eeh-us.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Cat fight - rooooaaaaoooowwwwww.

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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    Cat fight - rooooaaaaoooowwwwww.
    Cat?

    My avatar (and name) are a termite.

    Where the hell do you see any cats?
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    Cat fight - rooooaaaaoooowwwwww.
    note to self, check user profile for mailing address for substructure
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    I never see them...

    thank the theoretical god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    I never see them...

    thank the theoretical god.
    You typically HEAR them LOOOOONG before you see them.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    - i might contribute more if they didn't sell all the good used bikes to 'inside' buyers and leave the junkers in the showrooms...

    (down here the *box-mart shopping lots are empty, while there's no parking whatsoever at Salvation Army stores - go figure)

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    I put in my annual donation, as the Salvation Army is a worthy cause, then ignore them for the rest of the year.

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    remember this if you are ever the victim of a fire or disaster and these guys come to help.
    Isn't this why I save for myself for a rainy day????? People used to rely on themselves with minimal help from other people in extreme cases only.

    Flood: Insurance
    Fire: Insurance
    Hurricane: Insurance
    Unemployed: Insurance and savings

    I'm all covered! Thanks for asking.

    Lack of planning on your part does not make a priority on my part

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipy911 View Post
    Isn't this why I save for myself for a rainy day????? People used to rely on themselves with minimal help from other people in extreme cases only.

    Flood: Insurance
    Fire: Insurance
    Hurricane: Insurance
    Unemployed: Insurance and savings

    I'm all covered! Thanks for asking.

    Lack of planning on your part does not make a priority on my part
    So, it is midnight, your house has been blown away in a tornado and you are freezing cold, standing in the rain. I guess Compass Bank is gonna open up and let you have some money to burn to warm up?

    I did not say give all you own to charity. I pointed out that they respond to disaster scenes, large and small and give comfort and aid to those in need.

    You go ahead and plan for how you will deal with the loss of your home and all you own and do not ask for any help if that unfortunate day ever comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Never contribute to them. There are many other worthy charities that don't discriminate.
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    I got turned off to the Salvation Army a few years ago when they got a huge donation of $50 million or something, and instead of putting it into disaster relief, or soup kitchens, decided to spend it on evangelizing and efforts to convert people to Christianity. Now, since they are a Christian organization, I suppose that's part of their mission, but I would rather give to an organization that is focused on helping people's immediate needs, not their alleged "spiritual needs" ... that they may or may not actually "need".

    Also, phone charity solicitations are usually run by 3rd party for-profit groups that keep an average of 65 % of the money raised, and only pass on 35% to the actual charity.

    So ..... Give as much as you can to charities, but do some homework first. Giving to small, local charities is often good because you can see your $ in action.
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