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(Klamath Falls Herald and News)   Think those bells from the Salvation Army collectors are annoying? How about if they are rung by a miniature horse?   (heraldandnews.com) divider line 19
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2012-12-04 01:17:16 PM  
2 votes:

oldfarthenry: DarkSoulNoHope: oldfarthenry: Hell, it's not as if you Quasimodo freaks were leaving your moms basements anyway. Why the hate for bells & Sally Ann?

It's called the "Salvation Army" and they're less keen these days, than they were about 10 - 30 years ago, on helping your destitute self if you're homosexual and/or not willing to submit to Christianity. Yes they're allowed to be that way as a Church, but I won't put any money into a pot that is used to build churches and shelters, used to attempt to convert fellow Jews and people of other faiths/non-faith to Christianity. Give me an organization that stands outside a supermarket that says "Secular - Help The Homeless/Hungry Campaign" (or a Jewish organization, since they don't push people to convert to Judaism, but making sure that organization doesn't *only* cater to Jews) and has documentation at their desk (that I could verify through the internet on my cell phone) that proves most of it goes to helping and the minimum needed used for administration costs, then i'll put my money in!

Sounds like you're trying to disguise your cheap-ass narcissism in a layer of self-righteous indignation - but thanks for the lecture, Pontificus Von Assburger.


Same goes for you. Pony up some money to a worthy charity.
2012-12-04 01:15:00 PM  
2 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: DarkSoulNoHope: oldfarthenry: Hell, it's not as if you Quasimodo freaks were leaving your moms basements anyway. Why the hate for bells & Sally Ann?

It's called the "Salvation Army" and they're less keen these days, than they were about 10 - 30 years ago, on helping your destitute self if you're homosexual and/or not willing to submit to Christianity. Yes they're allowed to be that way as a Church, but I won't put any money into a pot that is used to build churches and shelters, used to attempt to convert fellow Jews and people of other faiths/non-faith to Christianity. Give me an organization that stands outside a supermarket that says "Secular - Help The Homeless/Hungry Campaign" (or a Jewish organization, since they don't push people to convert to Judaism, but making sure that organization doesn't *only* cater to Jews) and has documentation at their desk (that I could verify through the internet on my cell phone) that proves most of it goes to helping and the minimum needed used for administration costs, then i'll put my money in!

Well, that's one way to save a buck.

Excuses are like assholes: everybody's got one and nobody wants to hear it.


Is it still considered "saving" when I just give my money to a worthy charity, rather than those bigots at the SA?

Here's a $25 donation to Toys for Tots:

s17.postimage.org

Now lets see you pony up some money for charity.
2012-12-04 12:31:34 PM  
2 votes:
There are some sounds I find really annoying. Those bells are one of them. They don't make me feel the "spirit of the holidays", they make me want to make the noise go away by any means necessary.
2012-12-04 11:44:09 AM  
2 votes:

oldfarthenry: DarkSoulNoHope: oldfarthenry: Hell, it's not as if you Quasimodo freaks were leaving your moms basements anyway. Why the hate for bells & Sally Ann?

It's called the "Salvation Army" and they're less keen these days, than they were about 10 - 30 years ago, on helping your destitute self if you're homosexual and/or not willing to submit to Christianity. Yes they're allowed to be that way as a Church, but I won't put any money into a pot that is used to build churches and shelters, used to attempt to convert fellow Jews and people of other faiths/non-faith to Christianity. Give me an organization that stands outside a supermarket that says "Secular - Help The Homeless/Hungry Campaign" (or a Jewish organization, since they don't push people to convert to Judaism, but making sure that organization doesn't *only* cater to Jews) and has documentation at their desk (that I could verify through the internet on my cell phone) that proves most of it goes to helping and the minimum needed used for administration costs, then i'll put my money in!

Sounds like you're trying to disguise your cheap-ass narcissism in a layer of self-righteous indignation - but thanks for the lecture, Pontificus Von Assburger.


nope, he's got a valid point. I'll slip in a toonie, but for legitimate "holiday giving" I like to put my money where it does the most good.
// Gstrings at the Silver Dollar.
2012-12-04 11:25:23 AM  
2 votes:

the801: poor horse. 'hey see that cute animal over there? let's take it and subvert it for our selfish purposes. the rubes'll love it.'


I'm not one to stick up for the Salvation Army, but to be fair, that's basically the story of every human-animal interaction ever. (Also a good chunk of the human-human ones, too.)

I'm guessing the horse gets three hots and a cot out of it... unless he tries to fark another boy-horse.
2012-12-04 11:08:44 AM  
2 votes:
I can't stand being harrassed as I'm trying to enter or exit a store. Yeah that's right, ringing a bell and saying innocuous holiday greetings is harrassment.

Seriously though, it pisses me.
2012-12-04 02:58:31 PM  
1 votes:

exvaxman: You can say what you want, but SA does have low overhead and in a few cases refused donations from lottery winners because the winnings came from gambling. I can respect that belief. I did however really dislike that a senior member left the church in Wisconsin since he wanted to get married and as a senior member (i do not know all the details) the organization tenets did not allow him to marry her and stay in the church.

Like the Boy Scouts (my kid and his friends don't care about the gay issue, we have transgender parents in the boy scout and local cub scout troop) these things will change over time. But I see what the SA does for drug abusers and homeless in my area, and I think that they do a good job helping. I keep my charity local, because it is really needed. The SA does a wonderful job locally.


So the fact that their leadership have stated that gays deserve to die is OK, as long as they help the homeless and drug addicts?

Especially during a time when other christian organizations have gotten laws passed in African countries that give people the death sentence for being gay.

Perhaps there's another charity in your area that helps the homeless and drug addicts that also doesn't want people put to death for being gay. You can use charity navigator to find them (linked up thread).
2012-12-04 02:30:52 PM  
1 votes:

exvaxman: b) Salvation Army is one of the few charities I support. I disagree with their stance on many things, but the amount of money I give to them does end up mostly going to the people who need it. Unlike many others with huge administration fees.


There are plenty of other organizations that have good overhead where most of the money goes to help those who need it AND they are not bigoted. Like Toys for Tots, or Doctors without Borders.

You can use Charity Navigator to find good charities with good overhead.  They tell you the organization's transparency level, how much of their budget they spend on providing the services they say they do, and many other aspects of the org's finances.

The fun part with SA is that because they are a religious organization, they don't have to file form 990 to the IRS, which means we don't really know how good they are with their finances - unless they choose to tell us, and even then we don't know if they're telling the truth.
2012-12-04 01:29:29 PM  
1 votes:
2012-12-04 11:56:43 AM  
1 votes:

oldfarthenry: DarkSoulNoHope: oldfarthenry: Hell, it's not as if you Quasimodo freaks were leaving your moms basements anyway. Why the hate for bells & Sally Ann?

It's called the "Salvation Army" and they're less keen these days, than they were about 10 - 30 years ago, on helping your destitute self if you're homosexual and/or not willing to submit to Christianity. Yes they're allowed to be that way as a Church, but I won't put any money into a pot that is used to build churches and shelters, used to attempt to convert fellow Jews and people of other faiths/non-faith to Christianity. Give me an organization that stands outside a supermarket that says "Secular - Help The Homeless/Hungry Campaign" (or a Jewish organization, since they don't push people to convert to Judaism, but making sure that organization doesn't *only* cater to Jews) and has documentation at their desk (that I could verify through the internet on my cell phone) that proves most of it goes to helping and the minimum needed used for administration costs, then i'll put my money in!

Sounds like you're trying to disguise your cheap-ass narcissism in a layer of self-righteous indignation - but thanks for the lecture, Pontificus Von Assburger.


8/10, would get trolled again. But this is getting stale. It's the third week of Bell Season. You gotta freshen up that routine. I'd hate to see you go the way of Hanson and tenpoundsofcheese.
2012-12-04 11:47:17 AM  
1 votes:

Holocaust Agnostic: Salvation army hate thread?


I'm so glad that the Salvation Army is anti-gay rights. Now I can ignore those bell ringers, and feel morally superior about doing so.
2012-12-04 11:45:31 AM  
1 votes:

oldfarthenry: DarkSoulNoHope: oldfarthenry: Hell, it's not as if you Quasimodo freaks were leaving your moms basements anyway. Why the hate for bells & Sally Ann?

It's called the "Salvation Army" and they're less keen these days, than they were about 10 - 30 years ago, on helping your destitute self if you're homosexual and/or not willing to submit to Christianity. Yes they're allowed to be that way as a Church, but I won't put any money into a pot that is used to build churches and shelters, used to attempt to convert fellow Jews and people of other faiths/non-faith to Christianity. Give me an organization that stands outside a supermarket that says "Secular - Help The Homeless/Hungry Campaign" (or a Jewish organization, since they don't push people to convert to Judaism, but making sure that organization doesn't *only* cater to Jews) and has documentation at their desk (that I could verify through the internet on my cell phone) that proves most of it goes to helping and the minimum needed used for administration costs, then i'll put my money in!

Sounds like you're trying to disguise your cheap-ass narcissism in a layer of self-righteous indignation - but thanks for the lecture, Pontificus Von Assburger.


We get it, you're closeted
2012-12-04 11:36:24 AM  
1 votes:

DarkSoulNoHope: oldfarthenry: Hell, it's not as if you Quasimodo freaks were leaving your moms basements anyway. Why the hate for bells & Sally Ann?

It's called the "Salvation Army" and they're less keen these days, than they were about 10 - 30 years ago, on helping your destitute self if you're homosexual and/or not willing to submit to Christianity. Yes they're allowed to be that way as a Church, but I won't put any money into a pot that is used to build churches and shelters, used to attempt to convert fellow Jews and people of other faiths/non-faith to Christianity. Give me an organization that stands outside a supermarket that says "Secular - Help The Homeless/Hungry Campaign" (or a Jewish organization, since they don't push people to convert to Judaism, but making sure that organization doesn't *only* cater to Jews) and has documentation at their desk (that I could verify through the internet on my cell phone) that proves most of it goes to helping and the minimum needed used for administration costs, then i'll put my money in!


Sounds like you're trying to disguise your cheap-ass narcissism in a layer of self-righteous indignation - but thanks for the lecture, Pontificus Von Assburger.
2012-12-04 11:28:28 AM  
1 votes:
No sir, I don't like it.
2012-12-04 11:27:24 AM  
1 votes:
Why is the name "Tinker" so appropriate? Is it because of the kettle?
I never give to the Salvos because of religion. I also tell the boy scouts no way when they ask me to buy their popcorn.
I like secular, non-discriminatory charities, although I realise no-one really cares what I think.
2012-12-04 11:25:24 AM  
1 votes:

oldfarthenry: Hell, it's not as if you Quasimodo freaks were leaving your moms basements anyway. Why the hate for bells & Sally Ann?


It's called the "Salvation Army" and they're less keen these days, than they were about 10 - 30 years ago, on helping your destitute self if you're homosexual and/or not willing to submit to Christianity. Yes they're allowed to be that way as a Church, but I won't put any money into a pot that is used to build churches and shelters, used to attempt to convert fellow Jews and people of other faiths/non-faith to Christianity. Give me an organization that stands outside a supermarket that says "Secular - Help The Homeless/Hungry Campaign" (or a Jewish organization, since they don't push people to convert to Judaism, but making sure that organization doesn't *only* cater to Jews) and has documentation at their desk (that I could verify through the internet on my cell phone) that proves most of it goes to helping and the minimum needed used for administration costs, then i'll put my money in!
2012-12-04 11:12:39 AM  
1 votes:
They ring bells because when they yell, they tend to get a little hoarse.
2012-12-04 11:06:45 AM  
1 votes:
Meh - call me when they are rung by a miniature giraffe.
2012-12-04 10:29:27 AM  
1 votes:
'lil sebastian!!
 
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