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(Indiegogo)   Farkers helped raise over $7000 for the soup kitchen involved in the Paul Ryan photo-op - in less than 24 hours. Let's keep up the awesomeness and help keep soup flowing to the needy   (indiegogo.com) divider line 306
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2012-10-19 11:59:14 PM  
Any new thoughts on the t-shirt? We had some great ideas for tag lines in yesterday's thread.
 
2012-10-19 11:59:55 PM  

ATRDCI: Cyclometh: What I find most interesting is that there's been hatred for both GJTB and this. Some of them were the same people!

Ah well. We're doing cool things. The nice part is that it doesn't need their approval.

hey cylcometh, don't know how much you've been able to get on the GJTB thread, but MustangFive and I finished up a google doc that has a BUNCH of email addresses and twitter handles of TV stations to use to promote this sort of thing.

So feel free to use it.


I've been following both- thanks for the doc, though!

hard to believe both of these are going so well.
 
2012-10-20 12:10:21 AM  

Cyclometh: ATRDCI: Cyclometh: What I find most interesting is that there's been hatred for both GJTB and this. Some of them were the same people!

Ah well. We're doing cool things. The nice part is that it doesn't need their approval.

hey cylcometh, don't know how much you've been able to get on the GJTB thread, but MustangFive and I finished up a google doc that has a BUNCH of email addresses and twitter handles of TV stations to use to promote this sort of thing.

So feel free to use it.

I've been following both- thanks for the doc, though!

hard to believe both of these are going so well.


What is crazy is that, realisitically, neither has taken off yet. If somebody notable retweets these drives, or puts something about it on the air, donations are going to be through the roof (especially for the soup kitchen)
 
2012-10-20 12:10:51 AM  
i248.photobucket.com 

And I believe there's good in everybody's heart
Keep it safe and sound
With hope, you can do your part
To turn a life around

I cannot believe my eyes
How the world's finally growing wise
And it's plain to see
Rapture inside of me is on the rise

/$10,000 in one day. Good job, Fark.
 
2012-10-20 12:11:26 AM  
Nice work Fark. 10 grand in about a day.

/kicked down yesterday & watched the number go up all day
//you guys and gals rock!
 
2012-10-20 12:14:21 AM  
TEN THOUSAND!

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2012-10-20 12:15:14 AM  
WOOOOOO!!!!! 10 THOUSAND!!!!

Seriously, you all farking rock!!!
 
2012-10-20 12:18:41 AM  
I just checked in after a long night out. Awesome. :)
 
2012-10-20 12:20:18 AM  
Unlike GJTB, which is not shooting high enough for my liking, this is a cause I can get behind. Good show!
 
2012-10-20 12:25:36 AM  
Well done everyone, once again. Farkers are awesome.
 
2012-10-20 12:27:31 AM  
I'm an atheist and I help out my church lady friend at her church. We sign the guestbook with our names and organization. Mine always says "FSM" as my organization and I understand it shows up in their meeting minutes. Their reaction could best be described by the popular gif, "I'm all right with that."
 
2012-10-20 12:32:34 AM  
That's worth a few bucks (certainly more so than much of what I spend my money on, anyway)
 
2012-10-20 12:34:41 AM  
I am humbled by the generosity shown by Farkers and those they have spread the word to. Thank you, one and all. I'm not religious but if I were I'd say a prayer of thanks for each of you.
 
2012-10-20 12:43:00 AM  
NOW can we start a flame-war?

/ducks
 
2012-10-20 01:05:46 AM  
Just thought I'd let you know some of the comments here got me thinking, so in the interest of making my donation less of a middle finger to Ryan and to also spread the help closer to home, I made a matching donation to the Greater Boston Food Bank as well.
 
2012-10-20 01:10:12 AM  
We ran a 10-K in 30 hours. Paul Ryan's marathon time is 4:01.

I'd say we win.
 
2012-10-20 01:12:50 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: alienated: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Let's keep our real goal in mind, please.

I have, and most here have. Its about feeding hungry folks. Thats basically the goal. Who knows ? this might just get Comic Reliefs attention. Or another high profile org. to step up.
A big fire starts with a small spark, and Cyclometh lit that spark, and it caught and is burning.Lets make it a bonfire.
Nobody should go hungry, even the damn drug addicts.

It's about feeding hungry folks... so why this particular kitchen, and why immediately after the Paul Ryan photo-op? Were there no hungry people before that story broke? Are there no hungry people you could make a bigger impact on locally? I guess I'm way off base in thinking this is an opportunistic "eff you" to the evil GOP.


You have to be a real asshole to take something like helping a soup kitchen and try to claim that it is an example of the Right being victimized by Liberals. Congratulations. You, like the people who pulled donations and encouraged others to pull donations from this soup kitchen because it refused to let Ryan do publicity pictures there, are real pieces of work.
 
2012-10-20 01:14:53 AM  
Rather than donate directly to the soup kitchen, I propose we give the money to the government and let them dole it out in the most efficient way possible.
 
2012-10-20 01:19:46 AM  
If only we could grind up the trolls, shiatters, and morons into soup. We'd feed the country for a month.

/would it be cruel and unusual nourishment?
 
2012-10-20 01:21:56 AM  
i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-20 01:26:50 AM  
It's OVER TEN THOUSAND!

/Meme amount modified to fit circumstances, of course
 
2012-10-20 01:58:54 AM  
Damn over 10K already. Nice Job!
 
2012-10-20 02:16:16 AM  

pissedoffmick: [i47.tinypic.com image 360x350]


I don't know if I can do this, but I've got two donations in there without perks, yet I'd like to direct one of them to give a t-shirt to pissedoffmick.
 
2012-10-20 02:30:12 AM  
There are plenty of ways of helping people who need help. You can do that without doing it in the name of some asshole politician. And that politician could easily raise more money than Fark is going to come up with if he actually cared. He'll spend millions on campaigning while you guys are trying to donate a few thousand.

Much like that "give a car to some poor politician" crap. He can afford to buy your house, tear it down, and have the land salted, all without noticing, but we're supposed to buy him a car. Screw that.

It's your money. Donate in the name of whatever asshole politician you want. Give it straight to him if you want, you have that right.

But if you actually care about people who are hungry or homeless, you don't need a politician, you can give it where it actually helps the people who need it without getting all political.
.
What will happen this way is that you'll raise 10 or 20 thousand, and 90% of that will go into someones pocket because he "did some marketing" or "ran a website". The people who you think you are helping won't see more than 5 or 10%, and that amount will get spread out among so many that it'll be $10 or less per person that gets any kind of aid at all.

Take $50, find someone who is actually homeless (or about to be) and hand it to them. That will do a lot more for them than giving $50 to Paul Ryan.
 
2012-10-20 03:04:48 AM  

JuggleGeek: There are plenty of ways of helping people who need help. You can do that without doing it in the name of some asshole politician. And that politician could easily raise more money than Fark is going to come up with if he actually cared. He'll spend millions on campaigning while you guys are trying to donate a few thousand.

Much like that "give a car to some poor politician" crap. He can afford to buy your house, tear it down, and have the land salted, all without noticing, but we're supposed to buy him a car. Screw that.

It's your money. Donate in the name of whatever asshole politician you want. Give it straight to him if you want, you have that right.

But if you actually care about people who are hungry or homeless, you don't need a politician, you can give it where it actually helps the people who need it without getting all political.
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What will happen this way is that you'll raise 10 or 20 thousand, and 90% of that will go into someones pocket because he "did some marketing" or "ran a website". The people who you think you are helping won't see more than 5 or 10%, and that amount will get spread out among so many that it'll be $10 or less per person that gets any kind of aid at all.

Take $50, find someone who is actually homeless (or about to be) and hand it to them. That will do a lot more for them than giving $50 to Paul Ryan.


Ya know, i am a cynical jaded bastard, but i pity you.
 
2012-10-20 03:37:46 AM  

Ace25: Question, on the donation page it states something to the effect of "They will request that the money is donated to this particular soup kitchen". What happens if the charity decides not to give the money where the people that donate what it to go? Is there any way to contact the charity and get some type of response from them agreeing that they will donate all the money to this particular soup kitchen, or do the farkers not really care if it goes to this particular one? It is a great cause, just looking for a little more clarification.


Legally, if you specify that your donation is for a specific purpose or program, the recipient must use it for that purpose or program.

A link to the donation page has been added to the story on Salon about the soup kitchen problems.
 
2012-10-20 03:58:54 AM  
Thanks for making this happen, Cyclometh and all you other farkers.

I know we met the goal and all, but it would be cool if we broke $11k to ensure the soup kitchen still walks away with $10k after indiegogo takes their cut and the perks are purchased.
 
2012-10-20 04:16:49 AM  

Gimmick: Thanks for making this happen, Cyclometh and all you other farkers.

I know we met the goal and all, but it would be cool if we broke $11k to ensure the soup kitchen still walks away with $10k after indiegogo takes their cut and the perks are purchased.


with this much time to go and the possibility of viral transmission and media exposure I'm betting it will hit 25k
 
2012-10-20 04:25:41 AM  

jevvim: So what if a specific soup kitchen was losing donations? It's not like they're the only charity out there feeding the poor. An apolitical organization can let a candidate in the door to help, but not their camera crew, and donors to apolitical organizations shouldn't be demonized when an organization becomes politicized. But the answer isn't to subsidize the politicized, but to stop subsidizing them with donations. Everyone who donated to this indiegogo = FAIL, unless they like supporting political charities.


You don't seem to realize: Republicans are boycotting them because they said their official stance was apolitical and that allowing Ryan was against their policy.
 
2012-10-20 04:33:41 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: For those who have not seen this yet, please read this thread for details/background.

Total so far = $7253 (from 232 donors)

A huge thanks to everyone involved in the creation and maintenance of this effort, and of course to the awesome Farkers who donated! Let's keep it up!


I've said it before, and now you've forced me to say it again. FARK is the absolute BEST site on the interwebs, and the Farkers who lurk here are the best, damn Farkers in the world. It's an honor to know you all.
 
2012-10-20 04:44:22 AM  

Phins: Ace25: Question, on the donation page it states something to the effect of "They will request that the money is donated to this particular soup kitchen". What happens if the charity decides not to give the money where the people that donate what it to go? Is there any way to contact the charity and get some type of response from them agreeing that they will donate all the money to this particular soup kitchen, or do the farkers not really care if it goes to this particular one? It is a great cause, just looking for a little more clarification.

Legally, if you specify that your donation is for a specific purpose or program, the recipient must use it for that purpose or program.

A link to the donation page has been added to the story on Salon about the soup kitchen problems.


Uhm, holy shiat did you see that it linked to the campaign site on that story?

Look at the bottom.
 
2012-10-20 05:33:33 AM  
I gave $25 directly via the PayPal link. They seem to need money now as well as later, also thought the PP fee would be less than Indigogo's.
 
2012-10-20 05:49:41 AM  

kazikian: Now that THIS soup kitchen has all the publicity it needs, how about helping your LOCAL soup kitchen instead?


Yes. And remember, this is an example of a community outreach activity undertaken by a church.
 
2012-10-20 09:10:09 AM  

JuggleGeek: Take $50, find someone who is actually homeless (or about to be) and hand it to them. That will do a lot more for them than giving $50 to Paul Ryan.


Looks like someone didn't read the Indiegogo link, the thread, or much of anything else for that matter.
 
2012-10-20 09:28:53 AM  

theorellior: JuggleGeek: Take $50, find someone who is actually homeless (or about to be) and hand it to them. That will do a lot more for them than giving $50 to Paul Ryan.

Looks like someone didn't read the Indiegogo link, the thread, or much of anything else for that matter.


Holy crap. Now THAT'S a spectacular fail. LOL!
 
2012-10-20 10:29:04 AM  
soup doesn't have much protein, it's mainly carbs and salt.

why do we serve this to people? cause it's cheap

i'd rather support a chicken kitchen or a pork kitchen then some soup kitchen shiat..
 
2012-10-20 10:35:03 AM  
I think the very thought of Ryan or Romney giving half a wet crap about soup kitchens is too farking hilarious to bear.

/I need to sharpen my guillotine blades.
 
2012-10-20 10:54:14 AM  

Cyclometh: Phins: Ace25: Question, on the donation page it states something to the effect of "They will request that the money is donated to this particular soup kitchen". What happens if the charity decides not to give the money where the people that donate what it to go? Is there any way to contact the charity and get some type of response from them agreeing that they will donate all the money to this particular soup kitchen, or do the farkers not really care if it goes to this particular one? It is a great cause, just looking for a little more clarification.

Legally, if you specify that your donation is for a specific purpose or program, the recipient must use it for that purpose or program.

A link to the donation page has been added to the story on Salon about the soup kitchen problems.

Uhm, holy shiat did you see that it linked to the campaign site on that story?

Look at the bottom.


This is awesome! I just sent her a tweet thanking her for linking to the fundraiser.

Overnight, I also emailed TPM's tip line, and one of our local radio morning shows.
 
2012-10-20 11:43:33 AM  
I'm good for $25 in order to bring the total so far to $10,550 - well done, guys & gals.

/F*ck the GOP and its cronies.
 
2012-10-20 11:49:59 AM  

margarito bandito: I gave $25 directly via the PayPal link. They seem to need money now as well as later, also thought the PP fee would be less than Indigogo's.


Thanks!!
 
2012-10-20 11:51:26 AM  

YEREVAN: I'm good for $25 in order to bring the total so far to $10,550 - well done, guys & gals.

/F*ck the GOP and its cronies.


Thanks for donating!
 
2012-10-20 01:23:59 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: soup doesn't have much protein, it's mainly carbs and salt.

why do we serve this to people? cause it's cheap

i'd rather support a chicken kitchen or a pork kitchen then some soup kitchen shiat..


The one I volunteered at got leftover stuff from restaurants and Wegmans (those of you who know Wegmans know this is a Good Thing). Regular volunteers told me it wasn't entirely out of the realm of possibility for the meal to be crab legs for instance, since Red Lobster was one of the donors. The night I was there, it was pasta bake with cheese and sausage, and cauliflower. Unsurprisingly, most of the cauliflower got thrown out =/
 
2012-10-20 04:41:22 PM  
Just got off the phone with Brian Antal, the President of the Mahoning District Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. He's having a real interesting week- he's a volunteer and this firestorm landed in his lap.

He gave me permission to pass this note along:


"Thank you to all that are supporting the hard work of our Volunteers and helping the 100,000 individuals we serve annually. The donations, kind words and support are all very much welcome and appreciated.

Brian J. Antal President- St. Vincent de Paul Society Mahoning County"


Keep it up, Farkers! We're doing great stuff.
 
2012-10-20 05:10:21 PM  

Cyclometh: Just got off the phone with Brian Antal, the President of the Mahoning District Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. He's having a real interesting week- he's a volunteer and this firestorm landed in his lap.

He gave me permission to pass this note along:


"Thank you to all that are supporting the hard work of our Volunteers and helping the 100,000 individuals we serve annually. The donations, kind words and support are all very much welcome and appreciated.

Brian J. Antal President- St. Vincent de Paul Society Mahoning County"

Keep it up, Farkers! We're doing great stuff.


WOOT! That is awesome.
 
2012-10-20 06:13:31 PM  

Cyclometh: Just got off the phone with Brian Antal, the President of the Mahoning District Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. He's having a real interesting week- he's a volunteer and this firestorm landed in his lap.

He gave me permission to pass this note along:


"Thank you to all that are supporting the hard work of our Volunteers and helping the 100,000 individuals we serve annually. The donations, kind words and support are all very much welcome and appreciated.

Brian J. Antal President- St. Vincent de Paul Society Mahoning County"

Keep it up, Farkers! We're doing great stuff.


And to think this all (collecting donations) started as a joke (Joe's Trans Am). Well done.
 
2012-10-20 06:33:07 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: soup doesn't have much protein, it's mainly carbs and salt.

why do we serve this to people? cause it's cheap

i'd rather support a chicken kitchen or a pork kitchen then some soup kitchen shiat..


Yea,, I'm with you. Call me when the hookers and blow for the homeless drive starts.
 
2012-10-20 06:37:27 PM  
Help the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen

on Facebook

Raised so far: $10,825
Target: $10,000

(44 days left)


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2012-10-21 12:40:31 AM  
Help the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen

on Facebook

Raised so far: $10,915
Target: $10,000

(44 days left)


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2012-10-21 12:59:18 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: And to think this all (collecting donations) started as a joke (Joe's Trans Am). Well done.

Raised so far: $10,915
Target: $10,000


That's a lot of soup. Enough to fill the Albert Hall, I believe. :)
 
2012-10-21 01:39:40 AM  

whidbey: GreatGlavinsGhost: And to think this all (collecting donations) started as a joke (Joe's Trans Am). Well done.

Raised so far: $10,915
Target: $10,000

That's a lot of soup. Enough to fill the Albert Hall, I believe. :)


I'm not sure, but I think t's full this time of year. I'd have to check my Albert Hall calendar app.
:P
 
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