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(Gaston Gazette)   Man wins lottery, uses winnings to feed the homeless and hungry at Salvation Army even though he's been unemployed for months. Damn dusty room   (gastongazette.com) divider line 131
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2010-12-26 07:01:00 PM
Fantastic story. +1

/i do hate the subby dust plague though
 
2010-12-26 07:11:45 PM
So, according to our 'thumping hero, God now turns $1 into gambling winnings, despite what His Kid did in the temple to the moneychangers and what the Roman soldiers did while the Boy was dying?
 
2010-12-26 08:06:24 PM
acanuck: So, according to our 'thumping hero, God now turns $1 into gambling winnings, despite what His Kid did in the temple to the moneychangers and what the Roman soldiers did while the Boy was dying?

.. There's nothing in the Bible that I can recall that prohibits gambling, though generally selfish/greedy acts are considered looked down upon. I'm not sure how the moneychangers even relate to this story.

Or the casting of lots for the cloak, really.

/Doesn't buy that stuff, anyway. But still. Wat?
 
2010-12-26 08:26:39 PM
acanuck: So, according to our 'thumping hero, God now turns $1 into gambling winnings, despite what His Kid did in the temple to the moneychangers and what the Roman soldiers did while the Boy was dying?

You're not sour grapin' us are you now Br'er Fox?

/If he did it claiming random chance and secular humanism he still can add the hero tag in my book.
 
2010-12-26 08:41:09 PM
GaryPDX: He should have been taxed at 90% to spread the wealth. How dare he try to take control from the government with his terrorist "charity" charade.

/rich people suck




Noles soon heard that someone had won $10,000 from the Dec. 11 Powerball drawing.


I'm certain everyone will agree that $10,000 makes you fabulously rich.
 
2010-12-26 08:56:48 PM
GaryPDX: Relatively Obscure: GaryPDX: He should have been taxed at 90% to spread the wealth. How dare he try to take control from the government with his terrorist "charity" charade.

/rich people suck



Noles soon heard that someone had won $10,000 from the Dec. 11 Powerball drawing.


I'm certain everyone will agree that $10,000 makes you fabulously rich.

You missed the point.


I don't feel bad, because I'm familiar with your points.
 
2010-12-26 09:09:55 PM
GaryPDX: He should have been taxed at 90% to spread the wealth. How dare he try to take control from the government with his terrorist "charity" charade.

/rich people suck


But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" In reply Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.'"Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?" The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him." Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise."
 
2010-12-26 10:08:44 PM
Noble as his desire to do good was, I can think of many more charities that don't divert donation money into spreading their farked up religion.

Or, you know, providing for his family, who depend on him?
 
2010-12-26 10:12:48 PM
Thank God for Faith
 
2010-12-26 10:42:20 PM
That is an outstanding human being!
 
2010-12-26 10:46:58 PM
this story proves that unemployed people are irresponsible with their money and justifies tax cuts for the rich.
 
2010-12-26 11:01:49 PM
GaryPDX: He should have been taxed at 90% to spread the wealth. How dare he try to take control from the government with his terrorist "charity" charade.

You realize you get taxed on lottery winnings? Figure people being taxed on money they didn't work for should make your head asplode.
 
2010-12-26 11:02:33 PM
GaryPDX: He should have been taxed at 90% to spread the wealth. How dare he try to take control from the government with his terrorist "charity" charade.

/rich people suck


Jesus H Christ, give it a rest, Gary.
 
2010-12-26 11:21:13 PM
acanuck: So, according to our 'thumping hero, God now turns $1 into gambling winnings, despite what His Kid did in the temple to the moneychangers and what the Roman soldiers did while the Boy was dying?

Jesus wasn't against gambling explicitly. He was against gambling on the Temple property. The Temple is reserved for worship of God. Not for usury.
 
2010-12-26 11:47:35 PM
FTFA: "You never know what God can turn a dollar into," Noles said.

TAKE NOTE POOR PEOPLE: If you really had faith in Christ, you would spend all of your money on the lottery. Assholes!
 
2010-12-27 12:37:13 AM
The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: TAKE NOTE POOR PEOPLE: If you really had faith in Christ, you would spend all of your money on the lottery. Assholes!

Yea, that's the take away message, why didn't I see it sooner.

Oh and like telling the multitudes you're going to feed them and provide them drink when you're only holding 2 lousy loaves of bread, in an age where stoning people to death was common? Yea, I'd say Jesus was fine with gambling, biatch flipped that shiat around and fed the whole krew.

BTW - Spiffy? The Hero Tag on vacation or something?
 
2010-12-27 12:48:29 AM
The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: TAKE NOTE POOR PEOPLE: If you really had faith in Christ, you would spend all of your money on the lottery The First Four Black Sabbath Albums
FTFY

you are a blasphemy to your login

/Long Live RJD
 
2010-12-27 01:44:30 AM
Relatively Obscure: GaryPDX: He should have been taxed at 90% to spread the wealth. How dare he try to take control from the government with his terrorist "charity" charade.

/rich people suck



Noles soon heard that someone had won $10,000 from the Dec. 11 Powerball drawing.


I'm certain everyone will agree that $10,000 makes you fabulously rich.


I don't know. I've seen people right here on Fark claim that they made as much as $60k a year and still got EITC.
 
2010-12-27 03:51:56 AM
So we have a jobless person winning the lottery and helping out other poor people. What happens in this thread? A religious/politics troll fest. WTF?
 
2010-12-27 06:49:04 AM
DoctorCal: Relatively Obscure: GaryPDX: He should have been taxed at 90% to spread the wealth. How dare he try to take control from the government with his terrorist "charity" charade.

/rich people suck



Noles soon heard that someone had won $10,000 from the Dec. 11 Powerball drawing.


I'm certain everyone will agree that $10,000 makes you fabulously rich.

I don't know. I've seen people right here on Fark claim that they made as much as $60k a year and still got EITC.


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2010-12-27 07:00:39 AM
GaryPDX: Relatively Obscure: GaryPDX: He should have been taxed at 90% to spread the wealth. How dare he try to take control from the government with his terrorist "charity" charade.

/rich people suck



Noles soon heard that someone had won $10,000 from the Dec. 11 Powerball drawing.


I'm certain everyone will agree that $10,000 makes you fabulously rich.

You missed the point.


You only have a "point" to the extent that a dog has a "point" when it barks repeatedly at the moon.
You're a bore, Gary. Shut up.
 
2010-12-27 07:11:17 AM
GaryPDX:

You missed the point.


What is the point then? No one is advocating a tax rate of 90 percent.
 
2010-12-27 07:22:23 AM
Relatively Obscure: GaryPDX: He should have been taxed at 90% to spread the wealth. How dare he try to take control from the government with his terrorist "charity" charade.

/rich people suck



Noles soon heard that someone had won $10,000 from the Dec. 11 Powerball drawing.


I'm certain everyone will agree that $10,000 $6,800 makes you fabulously rich.



Sadly, the reason he didn't buy a car is that it is maybe one third the cost of a new car, then there's the PITA insurance costs.

Seven grand really doesn't buy that much anymore.
 
2010-12-27 07:25:46 AM
Winning such a small sum an doing good with it is admirable.

God bless this man.
 
2010-12-27 07:27:43 AM
Eesh, Pentecostal fundies involved. Those people are f*cking weird.
 
2010-12-27 07:35:04 AM
unalivezombie: Relatively Obscure: GaryPDX: He should have been taxed at 90% to spread the wealth. How dare he try to take control from the government with his terrorist "charity" charade.

/rich people suck



Noles soon heard that someone had won $10,000 from the Dec. 11 Powerball drawing.


I'm certain everyone will agree that $10,000 $6,800 makes you fabulously rich.


Sadly, the reason he didn't buy a car is that it is maybe one third the cost of a new car, then there's the PITA insurance costs.

Seven grand really doesn't buy that much anymore.


That's about 15 weeks of unemployment benefits, if you're being paid $450 per week (pretty close to the maximum, I think). Or the downpayment on a new car and several months of payments. I'd call that pretty reasonable. If you have so much money that $6,800 doesn't make a difference, we really ought to tax you more and redistribute some of that to people who it will help.
 
2010-12-27 07:43:38 AM
jnoel: Winning such a small sum an doing good with it is admirable.

God bless this man.


Ummm, assuming there is a god, he already blessed this man with 10 g's. So it's like you're now asking god to give more. Typical greedy christian biatches.
 
2010-12-27 07:53:28 AM
Goddamnit, this thread was Gary'd too early.
 
2010-12-27 07:55:17 AM
Why the rage? The man is religious, and did a good thing with his winnings. That's his choice, good for him. I hope it made him feel better.

Personally, I would have used it to pay down debts, or put it in my daughters college fund; that's my choice.

/Merry Farking Christmas
 
2010-12-27 08:00:04 AM
I find this amusing since I happen to be sneezing uncontrollably in a damn dusty room
 
2010-12-27 08:05:29 AM
Meanwhile, there are starving dogs in America and this assclown is donating his money to feed humans.
 
2010-12-27 08:18:22 AM
As a 2nd shifter never up this early, these few posts here remind me of the original Fark for some reason. Are all the 20 year olds still in bed?
 
2010-12-27 08:21:35 AM
The gesture is nice and all but makes me wonder how those poor folks will stay awake to play their PS3's and watch NetFlix after eating all that food.
 
2010-12-27 08:21:36 AM
cyclebiff: jnoel: Winning such a small sum an doing good with it is admirable.

God bless this man.

Ummm, assuming there is a god, he already blessed this man with 10 g's. So it's like you're now asking god to give more. Typical greedy christian biatches.


You've completely misunderstood my post.

He gave to others that he could have used himself.

It wasn't an exorbitant amount.

'God bless...' is a common phrase used to denote goodwill and respect to someone.

You assume only Christians believe in a God.

/hope I didn't just feed the troll.
 
2010-12-27 08:25:57 AM
Kudos to the guy for helping others. It's too bad God is lazy or more people could have been helped.
 
2010-12-27 08:26:09 AM
I admire the gesture, but he is still a fool. The turn of events that let him win a game of chance does not vindicate his foolishness because we all know how gambling works. Anyone who gambles when they've been out of work for months is an idiot.
 
2010-12-27 08:26:11 AM
All you dirty subbys need to invest in a vacuum cleaner.

/not that I'm bitter
//whatwho I gotta do to get a greenlight?
 
2010-12-27 08:31:45 AM
Check my math please.

$6800.00 divided by $20.00 equals 340 lap dances.

Granted you can spend more on one dance but just looking for quantity.
 
2010-12-27 08:31:56 AM
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"One man can make a difference"

/Pity our lottery winner didn't have a black indestructible Trans-am.
//That'd be AWSUM
 
2010-12-27 08:34:23 AM
starsrift: Goddamnit, this thread was Gary'd too early.

Is "Garying" the new "Godwinning?"
 
2010-12-27 08:35:10 AM
GaryPDX: He should have been taxed at 90% to spread the wealth. How dare he try to take control from the government with his terrorist "charity" charade.

Because people would still play the lottery (and the jackpots would therefore be as big) if they knew they'd be taxed @90%.

This is what retarded children believe.
 
2010-12-27 08:37:54 AM
shivashakti: acanuck: So, according to our 'thumping hero, God now turns $1 into gambling winnings, despite what His Kid did in the temple to the moneychangers and what the Roman soldiers did while the Boy was dying?

Jesus wasn't against gambling explicitly. He was against gambling on the Temple property. The Temple is reserved for worship of God. Not for usury.


yeah. it wans't gambling, or a token economy Christ had a problem with, it was doing that materialistic business on Holy Ground, in God's House*. jeez. would it kill people to actually read the book before they formed an opinion of the contents therein?

*looking at you, St. Peters Cathedral.
 
2010-12-27 08:38:22 AM
acanuck: So, according to our 'thumping hero, God now turns $1 into gambling winnings, despite what His Kid did in the temple to the moneychangers and what the Roman soldiers did while the Boy was dying?

Canadians are the most sour and negative people I have met.
 
2010-12-27 08:47:33 AM
aspAddict: starsrift: Goddamnit, this thread was Gary'd too early.

Is "Garying" the new "Godwinning?"


I hope so. I want to start using it in daily conversation.

"Sorry, you might need to flush again. I took a huge Gary."
 
2010-12-27 08:49:42 AM
instead of turning this into some political trollfest, how about we discuss something more tangeable... like maybe a solution for the homeless in the US.

I think it's great that someone is willing to throw down some money and feed a homeless person, but i don't see that being a long term solution.

I've been thinking about this for months on how to present long term solutions for the homeless at least here in cinci. As a camper and survival enthusiast the solution i came up with was to create a bushman society. As i see it, these people ddon't need money or a free meal.

First they need to weened off the society that rejects them. They need to accept that society doesn't truly care. Yeah there might a handful of people out there that care but overall society has rejected them. They need to let go, and stop begging the people that only care enough to spare a dollar and start shifting their minds to becoming self reliant and self sustained.

Second, while a soup kitchen, or the random generous person buying them meals is a nice gesture, that's all it is, a gesture. What they need are tools of survival. Go to any survival forum and you will see discussions on the top 5 tools needed for extreme survival. We aren't talking that extreme in this case. What these people need are all the tools to make a living off the grid, and it isn't a lot of money in regards to long term survival.

Third, they need the education. That is the difficult part. We aren't talking reading, writing and arithmatic here, we are talking survival skills. How to make fire, how to clean/filter drinking water, how to trap game, how to hunt, how to fish, how to make shelters, how to improve those shelters for long term living, how to garden. Developing the skills necessary to help these people not just survive, but to live. This way these people can abandon the streets of the cities, and migrate to places with rich natural resources that will provide them with everything they need.

If they went together and formed a community of bushmen, then long term survival becomes easier. As a community, they can carve out an existence. They would of course most likely be tresspassing and living illegally, but that isn't really any different than how they are living now. when you look into the laws and see where these people are sleeping, you'll find they are already tresspassing and breaking the law anyway, it's just ignored because they ARE homeless.

This is not really to say that they can completely cut themselves off modern society because there are conveniences that society can offer that once simply cannot do for themselves. Steel tools being the big thing. So a long term solution has to be done. Selling home grown vegitables in the summer at a "farmer's market" on the side of the road would go a long way toward getting the money needed for better tools. There are other things they could do like that as well.

I think if we started going that direction, then those volunteers working the soup kitchen could then become educators, they could pass out tools instead of bowls, they could show people the methods instead of reading some inspirational literature...

Now, this isn't taking into account the mentally ill, but i think even the mentally ill can learn basic survival skills. It doesn't take into account the junkies that would hock or use those tools as weapons to mug people. This is taking those people that life just crapped on big time who have no place to go, no one to turn to...
 
2010-12-27 08:55:37 AM
CeroX: [Believe it or not I read the whole thing]

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Bucky says to stop bogarting it, man.
 
2010-12-27 08:56:19 AM
What a nice thing to do.

I'll admit, I think it's a pity it has to go to the Salvation Army, who is known for their "conditional" help of the needy (i.e. you had better not be gay or an immigrant or non-Christian).

But as long as the money is used to feed hungry people and not used to bash their heads in with a bible, I'm on board.
 
2010-12-27 09:00:00 AM
And those 150 people were so inspired they all bummed a buck off someone in a parking lot to buy their own lottery ticket.
 
2010-12-27 09:04:04 AM
Velveeta_Poindexter: I'll admit, I think it's a pity it has to go to the Salvation Army, who is known for their "conditional" help of the needy (i.e. you had better not be gay or an immigrant or non-Christian).

dude, this is bullshiat and already came up in TF not too long ago. cite a source. any search i did turned up "All you need to do to get help/food is just show up"

Believe me, having once been that hungry as an avowed atheist, if you have to endure prosthetizing while having your first real meal in several days (again, no one forced to covert, just hear some religious shpeal) then that aint nothing but dinner music to you. seriously.
 
2010-12-27 09:05:42 AM
These retarded "dust in my eye" comments need to go away.
 
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