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2012-11-20 04:45:50 PM
I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.
 
2012-11-20 05:03:14 PM

RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.


True, but I put a few bucks in one 2 years ago because the guy was playing a tuba instead of ringing a bell. I said, as I dropped the money in the bucket, "That's for not ringing that goddamn bell."
 
2012-11-20 05:17:51 PM
When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

Now you know I am old.
 
2012-11-20 05:18:12 PM
I live in Chicago and I'm hit up for donations every single time I walk down the street, either from homeless or "save the planet" bullshiat. It barely fazes me any more.

And yet, the ceaseless, awful ringing of those stupid bells makes me want stab someone almost instantly. It is, by far, the one single charity drive I would rather burn my money than donate to.
 
2012-11-20 05:18:16 PM
Its not the bells that make me hate Christmas
 
2012-11-20 05:19:32 PM

scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

Now you know I am old.


umm...first computer was a mac...and you have no idea how much of a good grrl I was to deserve that..

The VAX was next.

I gueess I am the GEEKETTE>
 
2012-11-20 05:19:56 PM

Hack Patooey: Its not the bells that make me hate Christmas

 
2012-11-20 05:21:14 PM
I shop at Target this time of year *just* to avoid the bell ringers.

/Thanks Target
 
2012-11-20 05:21:15 PM
Bad news is that the damn bell ringers are already parked at the entrance to my local grocery store three days before Thanksgiving. The good news is that the bells have been muffled this year so they aren't quite as eardrum piercing as before.
 
2012-11-20 05:22:26 PM
i don't know his name, but his face rings a bell.

i don't know his name, but he's a dead ringer for his brother.
 
2012-11-20 05:22:33 PM
Yeah, I kinda hate the bells. Kind of obnoxiously loud.

I don't donate because I'm a cheap bastard. I do give a reasonable amount to charities but always through work so I get matching and a tax deduction. If I'm going to give away money, I'm damn sure going to at least get a tax deduction for it.
 
2012-11-20 05:26:07 PM
We get a couple around here that ring the bell AT you. Like, glaring at you and pointing the bell at you while shaking it vigorously. I wish there were stores around that didn't get infected with them, but I haven't found one yet. It makes me want to go all Doomsday Prepper and stock up on enough groceries to get me through January. -_-
 
2012-11-20 05:26:19 PM

RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.


This creates a small dilemma for me. On the one hand, I resent them for the same reasons you do. On the other hand, I hate to seed those in need go without because of my politics.

I guess the best you can do is take what you would have otherwise given to the charity you hate to a charity you don't.
 
2012-11-20 05:26:32 PM

scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

Now you know I am old.


That's not a farking volunteer position? WTF?
 
2012-11-20 05:26:47 PM

Jument: Yeah, I kinda hate the bells. Kind of obnoxiously loud.

I don't donate because I'm a cheap bastard. I do give a reasonable amount to charities but always through work so I get matching and a tax deduction. If I'm going to give away money, I'm damn sure going to at least get a tax deduction for it.


Mitt?
 
2012-11-20 05:27:44 PM
Old bag needs to suck it up , maybe offer the local Salvation army a hefty donation to set up elsewhere.
 
2012-11-20 05:28:02 PM

Diogenes: seed those in need


Damn! I've subconsciously revealed my secret plot to gay impregnate the homeless!
 
2012-11-20 05:28:11 PM

RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.


And then again they feed and house the poor. But at least you can feel smug about being a dick yourself.

But really, enough with the bell.
 
2012-11-20 05:28:42 PM

Silly Jesus: scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

Now you know I am old.

That's not a farking volunteer position? WTF?


I was paid minimum wage. It was my first w2 position
 
2012-11-20 05:29:34 PM
Do you hear a bell? What ?

Do you hear a bell ? What?

Do you hear a bell? I can't hear you on account of that bell !
 
2012-11-20 05:29:49 PM

scrotal_aroma: Silly Jesus: scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

Now you know I am old.

That's not a farking volunteer position? WTF?

I was paid minimum wage. It was my first w2 position


I just figured you were skimming from the top.
 
2012-11-20 05:31:09 PM

SnyderCat: scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

Now you know I am old.

umm...first computer was a mac...and you have no idea how much of a good grrl I was to deserve that..

The VAX was next.

I gueess I am the GEEKETTE>


Makes me want to pull my Apple IIe out of the attic.
 
2012-11-20 05:32:32 PM
No hero tag for the worker who called the cops?

/fark Salvation Army
//and fark their stupid bell-ringers too

///seriously, there is no good reason to have two of them situated across the street from one another
 
2012-11-20 05:33:07 PM
I hate seacoast online - I was reading the article just fine, and then it finished loading the page and changed the page to
"Please Enable Javascript
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No, I will not do that, I will just reload the page and hit "STOP" as soon as all the text is rendered though.
 
2012-11-20 05:33:10 PM

Ed Finnerty: I shop at Target this time of year *just* to avoid the bell ringers.

/Thanks Target


Same here.
 
2012-11-20 05:33:12 PM

Snowflake Tubbybottom: RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.

And then again they feed and house the poor. But at least you can feel smug about being a dick yourself.

But really, enough with the bell.


There are plenty of organizations that house and feed people in need without requiring them to have god shoved down their throat.
 
2012-11-20 05:33:55 PM

Snowflake Tubbybottom: And then again they feed and house the poor. But at least you can feel smug about being a dick yourself.


That's not fair. Why should we feel compelled to give to charities whose mission and messages we disagree with? As long, as I said earlier, you give what you otherwise would have to a different charity you like?
 
2012-11-20 05:36:17 PM

SithLord: Jument: Yeah, I kinda hate the bells. Kind of obnoxiously loud.

I don't donate because I'm a cheap bastard. I do give a reasonable amount to charities but always through work so I get matching and a tax deduction. If I'm going to give away money, I'm damn sure going to at least get a tax deduction for it.

Mitt?


Why shouldn't you always deduct whatever you legally can? Is this some new form of evil I haven't heard about?
 
2012-11-20 05:36:25 PM
♫ Do you hear what I hear..... ♫
 
2012-11-20 05:37:15 PM
I won't give to them because of the bells and the fact they are a homophobic hate group who has one of the highest operational overhead of any national charity
 
2012-11-20 05:39:18 PM

blatz514: scrotal_aroma: Silly Jesus: scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

Now you know I am old.

That's not a farking volunteer position? WTF?

I was paid minimum wage. It was my first w2 position

I just figured you were skimming from the top.


The kettle is locked, the skimming happens in the counting rooms, which I did not have access too.
 
2012-11-20 05:39:45 PM

Wrencher: SnyderCat: scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

Now you know I am old.

umm...first computer was a mac...and you have no idea how much of a good grrl I was to deserve that..

The VAX was next.

I gueess I am the GEEKETTE>

Makes me want to pull my Apple IIe out of the attic.


That could be scary...digging it out when it is buried under all those skeletons....
 
2012-11-20 05:40:06 PM
I tried to get a bell ringer to stop ringing because I was on the phone. Offered the guy $20 for 10 minutes. He wouldn't do it.

Wish more people would call the police on them, screw them and their superstitious nonsense. And the damn bell. I wonder if you would be charged if you stood in front of them blasting an air horn while picketting them?
 
2012-11-20 05:40:32 PM

RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.


Really? They don't have that reputation in my neck of the planet. Maybe the US Salvation Army is full of fundies.
 
2012-11-20 05:40:45 PM
That's fair, those people are a goddamn noise plague like barking dogs, jackhammers, or whatever. I can't even imagine having to be near one all day like that without calling the cops either - given that you're not allowed to deal with them yourself.
 
2012-11-20 05:41:01 PM

Hack Patooey: Its not the bells that make me hate Christmas


awwwwwww, those pesky Christians, so much trouble they are causing in the world today
 
2012-11-20 05:41:20 PM

Diogenes: Snowflake Tubbybottom: And then again they feed and house the poor. But at least you can feel smug about being a dick yourself.

That's not fair. Why should we feel compelled to give to charities whose mission and messages we disagree with? As long, as I said earlier, you give what you otherwise would have to a different charity you like?


You don't have to feel compelled at all. Just don't be smug about when real lives are in the balance.
 
2012-11-20 05:43:03 PM

SithLord: Jument: Yeah, I kinda hate the bells. Kind of obnoxiously loud.

I don't donate because I'm a cheap bastard. I do give a reasonable amount to charities but always through work so I get matching and a tax deduction. If I'm going to give away money, I'm damn sure going to at least get a tax deduction for it.

Mitt?


I suspect Mittens has never given money to the needy in his entire life (tithing to his nutty church doesn't count).
 
2012-11-20 05:43:37 PM

kg2095: RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.

Really? They don't have that reputation in my neck of the planet. Maybe the US Salvation Army is full of fundies.


Their name didn't tip you off, even a little?

www.salvationarmyusa.org
 
2012-11-20 05:43:38 PM

Diogenes: RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.

This creates a small dilemma for me. On the one hand, I resent them for the same reasons you do. On the other hand, I hate to seed those in need go without because of my politics.

I guess the best you can do is take what you would have otherwise given to the charity you hate to a charity you don't.


.

I personally think the tax code should be like this. Allow people to choose what thier money is spent on in big government. So that way you know that those things you support get your money and visa versa.

It would be interesting to see what things in government would stay or leave or grow even more
 
2012-11-20 05:43:39 PM
She makes a valid point.
 
2012-11-20 05:43:44 PM

stewmadness: Hack Patooey: Its not the bells that make me hate Christmas

awwwwwww, those pesky Christians, so much trouble they are causing in the world today


How about the Jews?
 
2012-11-20 05:44:34 PM
Oh look. Another charming, tolerant, progressive American. "Others' rights end where my feelings begin!!!"
 
2012-11-20 05:44:36 PM

Snowflake Tubbybottom: Diogenes: Snowflake Tubbybottom: And then again they feed and house the poor. But at least you can feel smug about being a dick yourself.

That's not fair. Why should we feel compelled to give to charities whose mission and messages we disagree with? As long, as I said earlier, you give what you otherwise would have to a different charity you like?

You don't have to feel compelled at all. Just don't be smug about when real lives are in the balance.


Hmmm...believing in the equal rights and dignity of all people is suddenly "smug." Who knew?
 
2012-11-20 05:45:16 PM
Saw a fellow shaking his bell, but no sound issued forth. I went over to do a donation and thank him for his quiet approach to the bell, and he spit on me! Then I saw that the reason his bell was shouldn't was that it was all gooey with spit too. That's when I realized he was with the salivation army.
 
2012-11-20 05:45:18 PM

robohobo: Why shouldn't you always deduct whatever you legally can? Is this some new form of evil I haven't heard about?


Not evil. It's just that the Weenerser isn't really so much giving to charity as exchanging his income for a tax donation. It ain't giving if you get it all back. That would make it a loan or money laundering or something.
There's nothing wrong with getting the deduction really, but only giving because you get the deduction is ...well...Mittish.
 
2012-11-20 05:45:31 PM

kg2095: RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.

Really? They don't have that reputation in my neck of the planet. Maybe the US Salvation Army is full of fundies.


Pretty much everything here is full of fundies.

heck, just the other day I was eavesdropping on some on some FLDS folks biatching about the fundies.
 
2012-11-20 05:50:03 PM
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2012-11-20 05:51:12 PM

SnyderCat: Wrencher: SnyderCat: scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

Now you know I am old.

umm...first computer was a mac...and you have no idea how much of a good grrl I was to deserve that..

The VAX was next.

I gueess I am the GEEKETTE>

Makes me want to pull my Apple IIe out of the attic.

That could be scary...digging it out when it is buried under all those skeletons....


I moved those under the porch to make space for the grow room.
 
2012-11-20 05:51:31 PM

gadian: robohobo: Why shouldn't you always deduct whatever you legally can? Is this some new form of evil I haven't heard about?

Not evil. It's just that the Weenerser isn't really so much giving to charity as exchanging his income for a tax donation. It ain't giving if you get it all back. That would make it a loan or money laundering or something.
There's nothing wrong with getting the deduction really, but only giving because you get the deduction is ...well...Mittish.


Ok, was just curious. My wife makes sure we give, well. usually more than the average national income, but I always make sure to have my man deduct it. She gives me the squinch-eye when I do, but it's a lot of money.
 
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