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(GoFundMe)   Please help save the free world - my high school debaters need assistance getting to the national championship   (gofundme.com ) divider line
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2014-04-07 12:08:48 AM  
Seriously? If they need the money that badly they can work for it. This country has become a country of beggars. God forbid the little snowflakes should have to earn the privilege of attending Nationals....

My kid is in debate too, and they are fundraising---car washes, yard sale, clean-up duties, etc. for whatever funds the parents can't cover.
 
2014-04-07 12:19:54 AM  
And you are whom subby? Do we know you?
 
2014-04-07 01:06:48 AM  
No they don't
 
2014-04-07 01:18:54 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: No they don't


I came here for an argument.
 
2014-04-07 01:19:58 AM  
This is extremely unbecoming behavior for a debate coach.
 
2014-04-07 01:56:54 AM  
I thought one of the perks of being a master debater was little in the way of expenses.
 
2014-04-07 06:53:45 AM  
Are they master debaters?

/oh come on, it's too early for my A game
 
2014-04-07 07:37:07 AM  

Deedeemarz: Seriously? If they need the money that badly they can work for it. This country has become a country of beggars. God forbid the little snowflakes should have to earn the privilege of attending Nationals....

My kid is in debate too, and they are fundraising---car washes, yard sale, clean-up duties, etc. for whatever funds the parents can't cover.


MissFeasance: This is extremely unbecoming behavior for a debate coach.


I'll go with these. I'm tired of getting solicited every goddamn day for some 'charitable' cause.
You are assuming they cannot do it on their own and taking away any chance for self sufficiency or pride in achieving a goal, and this type of behavior is part of the reason that kids are so worthless these days.

Stay off my lawn as well.
 
2014-04-07 08:02:21 AM  
Open an arguemnt clinic to raise money.
 
2014-04-07 09:53:57 AM  
Several of our robot teams just went to the national competition and a few are going on to the worldwide championship and they did it by holding fundraisers that provided a service or premium to the donators. Most importantly they did it themselves.
The world doesn't need more wannabe lawyers and politicians with their hands out. Go sponsor a youth activity that actually makes the world a better place. Argument impedes progress.
 
2014-04-07 11:15:49 AM  
Well, there are 13 kids in this group; the goal is $5,000. Perhaps the kids are indeed working, doing carwashes, etc., to raise funds and have done so. If the cost is so high, this as an adjunct.

Subby should weigh in here. Now I'm curious as to what else the team is doing to raise funds.
 
2014-04-07 11:34:37 AM  
How, and I mean how, did your students under your tutalage get to nationals, if this is your idea of a substansive arguement for the funds.  PATHETIC and good day to you sir.
 
2014-04-07 11:52:53 AM  

feckingmorons: Eddie Adams from Torrance: No they don't

I came here for an argument.


Yes, yes you did.
 
2014-04-07 02:37:23 PM  

Jefferson Biatchmagnet: feckingmorons: Eddie Adams from Torrance: No they don't

I came here for an argument.

Yes, yes you did.


No I didn't!
 
2014-04-07 11:20:49 PM  

unfarkingbelievable: Well, there are 13 kids in this group; the goal is $5,000. Perhaps the kids are indeed working, doing carwashes, etc., to raise funds and have done so. If the cost is so high, this as an adjunct.

Subby should weigh in here. Now I'm curious as to what else the team is doing to raise funds.


This is, indeed, just one of several fundraisers the students are doing to help reduce the cost of competing at this year's national championships. The team sold Yankee Candles earlier in the year. It's currently selling area entertainment coupon books. The team just started a penny drive during lunches, which will include performances for fellow students, and selling soda and food goods after school. There's several restaurant benefit nights, where restaurants donate a portion of the proceeds. The students are doing the lion's share.

A crowdfunding option such as this is just one piece of the puzzle.

I enjoyed the Monty Python responses.
 
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