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(41 Action News)   Kansas City Secret Santa gives $100k to random individuals in the spirit of Christmas, leaves a trail of cut onions behind him everywhere he goes   (kshb.com) divider line 36
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2012-12-13 12:39:14 PM  
Quite the unscrooger!
 
2012-12-13 12:46:22 PM  
Because Christmas is all about reminding other people how poor they really are.
 
2012-12-13 01:59:50 PM  
Next year's headline: $100k gift recipient convicted of tax fraud, sentenced to 5-10 years in Federal prison.
 
2012-12-13 02:01:27 PM  
John Beresford Tipton, Jr. approves.
 
2012-12-13 02:01:38 PM  
Charlie Sheen?
 
2012-12-13 02:02:23 PM  
This has been going on for years. The original Kansas City Secret Santa died a few years ago.
 
2012-12-13 02:03:44 PM  
Now I'm waiting for the people who will be running around town trying to stalk Super Santa and beg him for money to buy that new Playstation that will feed them for a month.
 
2012-12-13 02:05:06 PM  
I'm never around when someone does something like this. After the last few years, and my wife's big car accident, something like this would sure make for a nice Christmas. Instead, all I get is a bankruptcy filing.

/I'm not bitter.
//Just a little jealous :)
 
2012-12-13 02:05:15 PM  
Yes Missouri, there is a Santa Claus.
 
2012-12-13 02:08:53 PM  
That's awesome. I also thought all those people who were Kmart layaway secret santas were awesome.

Check this guy out. Link

Wilson called manager Tricia Lawrence at a nearby Kmart in Costa Mesa and asked her to tally up hundreds of layaway accounts at the department store. The grand total: $15,919.61. Wilson, who owns 16 car dealerships across Orange County, wrote a check covering the entire amount. Now it was up to Lawrence to spend the next four days delivering the good news; customers could pick up their Christmas gifts because everything was already paid for.
 
2012-12-13 02:10:20 PM  
I keep offering "Free Candy" but few people seem interested in my offer.
 
2012-12-13 02:13:25 PM  
 
2012-12-13 02:14:48 PM  
This guy (and his predecessor) are doing this for a reason. He doesn't get a tax write-off for this. He is trying to inspire others give back to their communities.

Every year my wife and I 'adopt a family'. A local organization accepts requests and vets families for adoption to eliminate people's worries about fraud. We spend $600-700 every year to make Christmas happen for one family. This year that included things like a nice winter coat (for mom), new shoes, various toys, a bicycle, and a microscope and books. Tis the season, and a reminder that it certainly isn't too late to make a difference in someone's life.
 
2012-12-13 02:16:01 PM  

darth_badger: I keep offering "Free Candy" but few people seem interested in my offer.


I only get the police interested when I offer ladies out in public 100 dollars.
 
2012-12-13 02:18:49 PM  

Godscrack: Because Christmas is all about reminding other people how poor they really are.


Or how rich you are.

/I hate richers.
 
2012-12-13 02:26:00 PM  
Kinda dusty in here.
 
2012-12-13 02:27:28 PM  
His name, "Secret Santa," is stamped on each of the bills in red ink.

Only the law enforcement officers who travel with him and help him know exactly who he is.

Whoever mutilates, cuts, disfigures, perforates, unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, Federal Reserve Bank, or Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such item(s) unfit to be reissued, shall be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned not more than six months, or both. 

Bah Humbug!
 
2012-12-13 02:43:24 PM  
I sad for the plight of the onions.
 
2012-12-13 02:44:52 PM  

athyka: with intent to render such item(s) unfit to be reissued,


He hasn't marked them in a way that renders them unfit to be used and reused, so by that definition he hasn't done anything illegal.
 
2012-12-13 02:47:54 PM  
One mother, Dana Gregg, looked at him with sad eyes and said: "I have four children. One's dying."
Gregg told him the painful news: her oldest child, 22-year-old Eastyn Roberts, is near death.
She said, "She's only got a few days left."
Eastyn is dying of stage-four stomach cancer. She will leave behind a 19-month-old child.
And Gregg's family just learned Eastyn's younger, 11-year-old sister now also has the same type of cancer.
Secret Santa's gift was large to this family.
He said, counting out bills, "Here's $1,000."
Gregg looked at him, crying, "Thank you, thank you! Thank you very much!"
She said the money will help pay for Eastyn's funeral expenses.


Lesson: Quit trying to breed you dumb biatch. Darwin is telling you something!

/Happy Holidays!
 
2012-12-13 03:17:05 PM  
I've always thought that if I won the lottery, I would do things like this. Good for him!


\Sad to say that it's smart of him to travel with law enforcement
 
2012-12-13 03:18:42 PM  
You know why I'll never have something that nice happen to me?

Because I feel kinda jealous every time I read about someone else having something like this happen for them.

:-/
 
2012-12-13 03:19:25 PM  
Damn wish someone would buy me a new toilet.
 
2012-12-13 03:22:46 PM  
If that happened to me I would have to stop hating this time of year with such a passion that it makes Hitler's hatred of the Jew look like he was slightly annoyed with them.
 
2012-12-13 03:28:14 PM  
It would have been a better story if he bought the town a Football team.
 
2012-12-13 03:35:37 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: You know why I'll never have something that nice happen to me?

Because I feel kinda jealous every time I read about someone else having something like this happen for them.

:-/


It's ok. I get that too sometimes. I think there's a big difference though between bitter jealousy (which, all faults aside, makes reason for a good chunk of Fark stories to exist) and that more gentle jealousy that is glad other people have had good fortune, you'd never take it from them, but you could sure use a little good fortune yourself.

\raises a glass to you, to everyone, and especially to the donor of the totalfark subscription - I missed TF but just couldn't justify it. Thank you!
 
2012-12-13 03:49:52 PM  
So is this how trickle down economics work?
 
2012-12-13 04:03:55 PM  
I wish he took this thing on tour. $100 makes a big difference for some people.
 
2012-12-13 04:11:57 PM  
Oh, I thought those people were leaving Arrowhead stadium.
 
2012-12-13 04:33:25 PM  
If anyone is interested here is the wiki on the original KC Secret Santa Larry Stewart.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Stewart_(philanthropist)
 
2012-12-13 04:41:48 PM  
In my case, I've been having a crappy day. Make that a week.

So I'm going to go hit Target and do the whole drop money down on other people's lay aways. Since I'm one of those kind of people that gets pleasure from helping out others, this will cheer me up.

Which, come to think of it, might give you an idea why I'm pissed at work.
 
kth
2012-12-13 06:45:35 PM  
Proud of my city. Not surprised though, we are very charitable.

Link
 
2012-12-13 09:02:28 PM  
 
2012-12-14 06:57:28 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: I wish he took this thing on tour. $100 makes a big difference for some people.


It would pay off everything I owe except my house. Itd take more then half of that too. Hell, my wife and I might even get a honeymoon finally!

Yeah, a "difference" is an understatement.
 
2012-12-14 10:55:59 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Next year's headline: $100k gift recipient convicted of tax fraud, sentenced to 5-10 years in Federal prison.


Gift recipients don't pay taxes on the gifts; the givers are responsible for paying taxes on it (if it's above a certain amount)...
 
2012-12-14 07:51:00 PM  
He's a good guy. I saw him give a waitress a $100 tip and her face was adorable. So great of him to do things like this. I needed to read a story this today.
 
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