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2012-12-31 11:02:38 PM  
Biatches! Quit sending farking stuffed dolls and shait! This ain't Katrina! We are not in a disaster zone! Exclamation point!
 
2012-12-31 11:21:26 PM  
Why do people feel compelled to be generous only after a tragedy, and never in their own towns? I'm sure there are plenty of shelters and orgs locally that are just as worthy of being sent $20.
 
2012-12-31 11:26:24 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: I don't understand the point of sending donations to begin with.


Have you not been paying attention?

God needs money.
 
2012-12-31 11:31:36 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Popcorn Johnny: I don't understand the point of sending donations to begin with.

Have you not been paying attention?

God needs money.


Money I can understand, but what does he need with a starship?
 
2012-12-31 11:37:34 PM  

BSABSVR: I have been sending them vials of my semen so that they can make replacement children.  That's still OK, right?


Actually, that's a lot more sensitive than sending toys and teddy bears to people who just lost their kids.
 
2013-01-01 12:02:57 AM  
Hlehmann
 Can't everyone just pray for Newton/Newtown?

Its NewTOWN, just for clarification.

Anyway, being from CT, I happen to know quite a few people personally affected by the massacre, though I myself did not lose a loved one. One of my friends is an EMT and he was one of the first responders on the scene. He was working with the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, which is a non-profit. If you want to send donations, their website is:  http://newtown-ambulance.org/

UCONN is also raising money to provide scholarships to support college costs for siblings of those killed in the assault, the dependents of the adults who also lost their lives, and students currently enrolled at the elementary school, who are accepted to attend the University. If you want to give money, follow the links on the bottom of the page:  http://today.uconn.edu/blog/2012/12/uconn-memorial-scholarship-to-hon o r-victims-of-the-newtown-school-shootings-over-475000-in-pledges-to-da te/

/much gratitude from CT
 
2013-01-01 12:13:08 AM  

MeanJean: Hlehmann
 Can't everyone just pray for Newton/Newtown?

Its NewTOWN, just for clarification.

Anyway, being from CT, I happen to know quite a few people personally affected by the massacre, though I myself did not lose a loved one. One of my friends is an EMT and he was one of the first responders on the scene. He was working with the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, which is a non-profit. If you want to send donations, their website is:  http://newtown-ambulance.org/

UCONN is also raising money to provide scholarships to support college costs for siblings of those killed in the assault, the dependents of the adults who also lost their lives, and students currently enrolled at the elementary school, who are accepted to attend the University. If you want to give money, follow the links on the bottom of the page:  http://today.uconn.edu/blog/2012/12/uconn-memorial-scholarship-to-hon o r-victims-of-the-newtown-school-shootings-over-475000-in-pledges-to-da te/

/much gratitude from CT


it was tragic but why are people asking for donations to fund 1st graders college education? there has got to be a better way to use donations today.
 
2013-01-01 12:15:42 AM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: it was tragic but why are people asking for donations to fund 1st graders college education? there has got to be a better way to use donations today.


Still better than teddy bears.
 
2013-01-01 12:18:21 AM  

bikerific: The only things they are missing cannot be replaced.


They just need a high enough level cleric to cast Raise Dead.
 
2013-01-01 12:21:27 AM  

wambu: I'm sure all they really want are those bulletproof backpacks.
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You mean bullet resistant. No such thing as bullet proof.
 
2013-01-01 12:26:06 AM  

The Asshole Guy: wambu: I'm sure all they really want are those bulletproof backpacks.
[i.imgur.com image 635x423]

You mean bullet resistant. No such thing as bullet proof.


Sure there is. It's made of a combination of Adam Sandlerum and Damon-Waynesine.
 
2013-01-01 12:30:39 AM  
After the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, some idiots sent donations of high heels, fur coats, and cocktail dresses.

Yes, they were Americans.
 
2013-01-01 12:38:16 AM  

CthulhuCalling: StoPPeRmobile: Popcorn Johnny: I don't understand the point of sending donations to begin with.

Have you not been paying attention?

God needs money.

Money I can understand, but what does he need with a starship?


Do YOU have a starship?

/warp factor something
 
2013-01-01 12:39:01 AM  
Why don't they stop sending stupid teddy bears and instead go see Django Unchained?
 
2013-01-01 02:52:48 AM  

Atomic Spunk: fusillade762: OtherLittleGuy: So much this. The money on teddy bears alone could probably finance new books and related supplies for Sandy Hook Elementary for the next year.

The median income in Newtown is over $100,000 per year. I'm sure they can afford their own textbooks.

Where did OtherLittleGuy's original message go?


We took it to live on a farm.
 
2013-01-01 03:04:23 AM  
Seriously, after the first 24 hours why don't people just start donating items to their local crisis nurseries in their memories? I can fully understand wanting to help pay for funeral services, memorials, counseling services... but how many teddy bears do each of these kids need? A kid who just had drunk daddy beat the crap outta mommy, or who just lost their home to a fire needs a teddy a lot more.
 
2013-01-01 03:37:27 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: Popcorn Johnny: I don't understand the point of sending donations to begin with.

Have you not been paying attention?

God needs money.


He will only waste it on booze and drugs. What he needs to do is get a real job instead of conning all those poor saps out of their money each and every week.
 
2013-01-01 04:34:06 AM  

EngineerAU: This happens after every tragedy. We send a bunch of stuff because he don't know how else to help. These incidents tend to happen for a reason but it's usually a reason that is difficult to deal with so it's much easier to throw some money or a bunch of flowers and feel good having "done something" instead of actually doing the hard work of determining the factors that lead to the tragedy and making them less likely to cause trouble in the future.

Even in natural disasters, which for the most part can't be prevented, we have a hard time making changes that would reduce the impact in the future. It's easier to take some old pants that have been in the to-be-donated pile next to the door for a year, and drop them off at the local radio station's Crazy Joe and the Morning Mayhem Team "show them we care" donation drive than to ask why so many houses we built in a twenty year floodplain. Or in this case, deal with all the factors that cause this country to have mass shootings of the kind that are more common in Pakistan than in developed nations.


Your newsletter, I'd like to subscribe to it. Also I have to wonder if your user name refers to my neck of the Southern Tier...
 
2013-01-01 05:32:13 AM  
There's a type of demographic that has a pity party fetish.
 
2013-01-01 06:31:29 AM  
I sent them guns, ammunition, and a long-winded manifesto about how guns aren't the problem and how the only way to be safe from guns is by having even more guns.

Low-caliber, of course. I figure those third-graders can't handle the kick on anything bigger than a .22.
 
2013-01-01 10:06:40 AM  

Tobin_Lam: FTFA: Adam Lanza, 20, took guns belonging to his mother, Nancy Lanza, and shot her as she slept in her bed. Then he went to Sandy Hook Elementary, where he gunned down 20 children and six staff members before killing himself.

Just in case you didn't know why people are sending gifts.


Totally forgot about that. Thanks! How many children did those teddy bears resurrect?
 
2013-01-01 10:15:50 AM  

fusillade762: OtherLittleGuy: So much this. The money on teddy bears alone could probably finance new books and related supplies for Sandy Hook Elementary for the next year.

The median income in Newtown is over $100,000 per year. I'm sure they can afford their own textbooks.


Why not use textbooks for multiple years? Have the school buy them and rent them to the students. It's not as if the basics of history, maths and English change that much one year to the next.

/Had 20 year old maths book in elementary school
//Still learned to add, subtract, multiply and divide
 
2013-01-01 10:56:45 AM  
Was it wrong that I sent them a bunch of hot cocoa sampler boxes?
 
2013-01-01 11:42:29 AM  
What Would Jimi Do?
it was tragic but why are people asking for donations to fund 1st graders college education? there has got to be a better way to use donations today.

I know, but it still beats sending teddy bears. People still want to try to do something to make it better, they just don't know what.

Joxette

Seriously, after the first 24 hours why don't people just start donating items to their local crisis nurseries in their memories? I can fully understand wanting to help pay for funeral services, memorials, counseling services... but how many teddy bears do each of these kids need? A kid who just had drunk daddy beat the crap outta mommy, or who just lost their home to a fire needs a teddy a lot more.

Hey, good idea.
 
2013-01-01 12:41:53 PM  

BSABSVR: I have been sending them vials of my semen so that they can make replacement children.  That's still OK, right?  Otherwise I gotta start sending it to Brooklyn Decker again


OtherLittleGuy: Cluckity: Pretty sure there are still people displaced by Hurricane Sandy could use your money if you're feeling generous.

Hell, there are people from Katrina still trying to get their damn lives together.

And if none of them want it, Haiti is still a shiathole.

How many cute kids are dead in Haiti?


We can't hear you over the sound of CC bills flying through the mail slot.
 
2013-01-01 02:43:41 PM  
We're driven by narrative. We want to be part of a narrative. Some people, often people who don't have much of a good story to call their own, see bigger stories on the news with more compelling characters and more exciting slopes of emotion and want to be a part of that narrative. That's why they send useless shiat where it's not needed, undoubtedly together with a card announcing just how personally they are affected and involved and just what they are doing to participate (eg. "praying for you").

See also: Princess Diana's death, 9/11, etc. No, you were not personally affected, at least any more than you were affected by Bilbo telling his friends he was leaving Middle Earth forever, or Old Yeller dying. But who doesn't want to be part of a show-stopping SPECTACLE!

Meanwhile, these wannabe film extras likely don't give useful stuff locally because a drunk on the street in need of a coat or a mom fleeing an abusive relationship with her two kids is a dull and common tale. The hero role in that story is is not obviously adventurous, and is seen by few or none and requires great humility, which is not fashionable social currency in this age of Twitter, Instagram, and the 24 hour news cycle.

Or maybe it's because many have forgotten how be usefully compassionate, since reality shows and advertisers have taught us that the American Dream is to win ALL THE STUFF, to the detriment of other contestants, so when we are moved to help our fellow contestants (the ones that are already sort-of-winning by getting themselves on TV at any rate) we send stuff.

I wonder if a reality show in which contestants try to be more altruistic than one another would be dividing by zero?
 
2013-01-01 03:50:24 PM  

CthulhuCalling: StoPPeRmobile: Popcorn Johnny: I don't understand the point of sending donations to begin with.

Have you not been paying attention?

God needs money.

Money I can understand, but what does he need with a starship?


An enterprising trooper? 'Cause then nothing's gonna stop 'em now.
 
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