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(Dayton Daily News)   Wait, you mean I'm not supposed to use money collected 'for the troops' to buy booze & other important things like movie rentals for myself? But I've been doing it for years, what's the problem?   ( divider line
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2013-05-05 03:51:52 PM  
3 votes:

Apos: Greedy cretins like her many charities are the reason charitable organizations are now increasingly viewed with suspicion.

2013-05-05 05:19:46 PM  
2 votes:
The head of a local charitable organization claiming to help soldiers incarcerated for crimes allegedly committed during combat instead used donated funds at liquor stores, Redbox kiosks and for other personal purposes, the Ohio Attorney General said Friday.

I'm torn.  On the one hand, the guy's a scumbag.  On the other hand, it he'd used the money for the intended purpose, it would be benefiting even scummier scumbags.

Sometimes there are no winners.
2013-05-05 05:18:31 PM  
2 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: Apos: Greedy cretins like her many charities are the reason charitable organizations are now increasingly viewed with suspicion.


Most charities are a scam.
2013-05-05 05:02:27 PM  
2 votes:
So is this a charity for war criminals? I don't get it.
2013-05-05 03:43:38 PM  
2 votes:
Greedy cretins like her are the reason charitable organizations are now increasingly viewed with suspicion.
2013-05-05 10:26:02 PM  
1 vote:

Tommy Moo: Arumat: Tommy Moo: YouPeopleAreCrazy: Tommy Moo: Christ soldiers get a lot of benefits. I don't want to hear any more about "sacrifice" or "service." The military is a sweet gig. You get paid less than the rest of us, but there are a million charities and corporate discounts ensuring that you get a bunch of free shiat and upgrades everywhere you go for the rest of your life.

Said by someone who has never put on the uniform.

I've also never been an NBA player. Does that mean I don't have the right to observe that they have awesome lives?

No, but it also doesn't mean that you can't be called out for talking out your ass.  It's not legal, but discrimination against veterans is actually becoming common again.  Let me know when getting $.25 off a coffee at Starschmucks is worth a potential lifetime of disabling injuries, psychological issues, and being stereotyped as a PTSD time bomb waiting to go off.

Absolute horseshiat. Everywhere I look people are worshiping veterans as "heroes" and honoring their service. It's not just a quarter off at Starbucks. They get huge, enormous, legitimate discounts on air travel, plus a good chunk of their lifetime health care covered at VA hospitals. You walk into any room and tell people you're a veteran and every woman in the room gets wet and every man in the room wants to shake your hand. What farking planet do you live on where veterans are a reviled minority? Are you farking kidding me?

Then on top of all of the social knob slobbery, we now have special government programs that discriminate against non-veterans by paying companies to hire vets. It's already a hard enough job market without having a special class get boosted over you.

Three percent of Americans serve,  three percent of them ever see combat.  Unless you get a purple heart*, were a POW, or are 30% or more irreparably farked.  You dont really get shiat from the VA, even then you have to put up a fight, often lawers are required.  Besides everybody is going to get to see how farking awesome VA healthcare is pretty soon with Obamacare.  As far as the pussy and respect go, there was a little of that going on from 03-06 but nobody gives a shiat anymore.  You can put military service on your resume but unless you were trained in one of the many "No farking chance of getting hurt modes of service"  employers dont see much they can work with, unless you want to dig ditches or load trucks by hand.

But those airline discounts, boy howdy am I glad I wasted four years of my life for that!

*I have a Purple Heart, but i'm only 20% irreparably farked so I get acces to the clinics and my service connected issues are free but any others are not.  no vision, no dental.
2013-05-05 05:50:42 PM  
1 vote:
Donate time, donate labor, donate clothing, donate food.  Buy cookies or port a pit tickets.

Never, ever, ever donate straight cash to any charity.
2013-05-05 05:43:34 PM  
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2013-05-05 03:56:10 PM  
1 vote:
Someone who raises money for soldiers who shoot noncombatants turned out to be a sleazebag? Color me shocked.
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