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(KATU)   Salvation Army finds $10,000 in kettle. War planners announce new offensive against the Red Cross   ( katu.com) divider line
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2017-12-07 12:02:04 PM  
Someone needs to tell the former owner of that kettle that that's not how you make green tea.
 
2017-12-07 12:19:52 PM  
Good for them and good on the person(s) that donated it.
 
2017-12-07 12:27:13 PM  
Obligatory:
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2017-12-07 01:52:49 PM  
In before someone rants about how you shouldn't donate to the Salvation Army
 
2017-12-07 01:53:45 PM  
Two things
1. News like this could increase kettle thefts.  Some stores here have the ringers inside the doors.
2. This happens every year.  Possible plant to increase awareness.
 
2017-12-07 01:55:18 PM  
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2017-12-07 01:56:16 PM  
It's a scam.
These mysterious people leaving large sums of cash or gold coins are in fact just the salvation army doing it for the free publicity.

And it works every time.
 
2017-12-07 01:57:11 PM  
Huh, people still donate to that creepy religious cult.
Go figure.
 
2017-12-07 01:58:36 PM  
Fark the Salvation Army.
 
2017-12-07 01:58:59 PM  
"Donation."


Someone forgot there was cash stashed or inherited it and the guys are just going to keep it.
 
2017-12-07 01:59:37 PM  
I dont care what anyone else says.
Your headline made me smile subby.
 
2017-12-07 02:03:07 PM  
They kind of suck, the whole history of the org. Years back before the people that worked there skimmed the good stuff off to sell online you could find cool things.
 
2017-12-07 02:03:17 PM  

styckx: In before someone rants about how you shouldn't donate to the Salvation Army


No rant needed. Avoiding donations to white supremacist groups, weird religious cults, anti-gay, and/or anti-women organizations should simply not be controversial at this point. Since SA rather cuts across all of the above, what is the issue?
 
2017-12-07 02:03:49 PM  
I always wonder if some donor is sitting at home going "YOU SONS OF biatchES I DONATED $15000. WHERE DID THE OTHER $5k GO?"
 
2017-12-07 02:03:58 PM  
Don't screw with Santa Force Elfa

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2017-12-07 02:05:51 PM  
Congrats Salvation Army!!!!!

Usually you tell the media you "found" a rare coin. Nice to see you mix up the lies this year. Cash is king!
 
dwg
2017-12-07 02:08:03 PM  
GOP quickly updates tax code...
 
2017-12-07 02:09:26 PM  
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2017-12-07 02:10:25 PM  

Phlegmbot: styckx: In before someone rants about how you shouldn't donate to the Salvation Army

No rant needed. Avoiding donations to white supremacist groups, weird religious cults, anti-gay, and/or anti-women organizations should simply not be controversial at this point. Since SA rather cuts across all of the above, what is the issue?


So how do we feel about the Red Cross these days?

/seriously
 
2017-12-07 02:11:58 PM  

LordJiro: Fark the Salvation Army.


Come on, what's not to love about a militaristic apocalyptic cult that requires its members to be married with no juvenile children, agree not to have children, both "enlist" full time for a contract of several years, wives to be completely subservient to their husbands, and exploits the most vulnerable members of society for propaganda?
 
2017-12-07 02:15:30 PM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: They kind of suck, the whole history of the org. Years back before the people that worked there skimmed the good stuff off to sell online you could find cool things.


That seems tip of the iceberg stuff from what I've heard.  In Las Vegas, and a lot of other cities, the Salvation Army has 6  month, in house rehab facilities, divided by gender.  A few years back, maybe as many as 10 years, the women's house apparently was being used as basically a prostitution hotel, run by the management.  It definitely falls within the "urban legend" type story, but I've heard it about it from more than 1 person over the years, including 2 girls that said it was happening while they were there.

They also told me as part of their "keep" they sorted/cleaned up the donations for resell and would find money and drugs in donated stuff all the time.  The money was usually claimed quickly as people would call in frantic after realizing they had accidentally donated.
 
2017-12-07 02:22:16 PM  
My polling place is a Salvation Army Temple. I get to vote under a giant painting of Jesus.
 
2017-12-07 02:24:31 PM  

Best Princess Celestia: "Donation."


Someone forgot there was cash stashed or inherited it and the guys are just going to keep it.


Maybe you should try reading the article. The donation was placed in one of their red kettles, outside a Portland Fred Meyer.
 
2017-12-07 02:29:26 PM  
Somebody likes staged donations as much as they hate gays.
 
2017-12-07 02:37:27 PM  

LarryDan43: My polling place is a Salvation Army Temple. I get to vote under a giant painting of Jesus.


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Fire station here. After voting you open the exit door that leads you right in front of a table with three firefighters looking for some sweet donations.
 
2017-12-07 02:40:28 PM  
You know, it's hard to support that tax deduction if you are giving cash.  I'm just saying.
 
2017-12-07 02:46:02 PM  
Fark Salvation Army. They actively campaigned against gay marriage and several other lgbtq related legislation. I have better places to give my money than to those shiatbags
 
2017-12-07 02:50:50 PM  

UtileDysfunktion: Phlegmbot: styckx: In before someone rants about how you shouldn't donate to the Salvation Army

No rant needed. Avoiding donations to white supremacist groups, weird religious cults, anti-gay, and/or anti-women organizations should simply not be controversial at this point. Since SA rather cuts across all of the above, what is the issue?

So how do we feel about the Red Cross these days?

/seriously


 The Red Cross, if recent reports are to be believed, may be somewhat inefficient and bloated like any large bureaucracy, but they seem generally good intentioned and harmless. They appear to try to help people to, you know, help them.
 How you can lump them in with a racial supremacist apocalyptic death cult is beyond me. SA only 'helps' people to spread their diseased Social Darwinist/Racialist theology, and up until quite recently their cultural genocide and slavery of non-white peoples.  At least the Catholic Church stopped doing the seriously genocidal missionary stuff with the Indian populations in the 19th century, not the 1980's
 
2017-12-07 02:51:52 PM  
I love all this Fark outrage.  You know what, I'm writing a check for 20, nahh, make that 40 bucks for the red bucket.

Never would have before, but listening to you guys....
 
2017-12-07 02:55:57 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I love all this Fark outrage.  You know what, I'm writing a check for 20, nahh, make that 40 bucks for the red bucket.

Never would have before, but listening to you guys....


Sounds good. As long as you still have enough money to renew your Stormfront subscription.
 
2017-12-07 02:58:42 PM  

Phlegmbot: SirEattonHogg: I love all this Fark outrage.  You know what, I'm writing a check for 20, nahh, make that 40 bucks for the red bucket.

Never would have before, but listening to you guys....

Sounds good. As long as you still have enough money to renew your Stormfront subscription.


You need a paid subscription to Stormfront now ???
I used to be able to troll them for free
 
2017-12-07 02:59:41 PM  

Phlegmbot: SirEattonHogg: I love all this Fark outrage.  You know what, I'm writing a check for 20, nahh, make that 40 bucks for the red bucket.

Never would have before, but listening to you guys....

Sounds good. As long as you still have enough money to renew your Stormfront subscription.


Yes, everything you don't agree with is on the side of Stormfront.  Sure.
 
2017-12-07 03:01:02 PM  

AllUpInYa: Phlegmbot: SirEattonHogg: I love all this Fark outrage.  You know what, I'm writing a check for 20, nahh, make that 40 bucks for the red bucket.

Never would have before, but listening to you guys....

Sounds good. As long as you still have enough money to renew your Stormfront subscription.

You need a paid subscription to Stormfront now ???
I used to be able to troll them for free


It's called TotalStormfront...do not visit their discussion tab (TSD)  O_O
 
2017-12-07 03:01:31 PM  

Phlegmbot: UtileDysfunktion: Phlegmbot: styckx: In before someone rants about how you shouldn't donate to the Salvation Army

No rant needed. Avoiding donations to white supremacist groups, weird religious cults, anti-gay, and/or anti-women organizations should simply not be controversial at this point. Since SA rather cuts across all of the above, what is the issue?

So how do we feel about the Red Cross these days?

/seriously

 The Red Cross, if recent reports are to be believed, may be somewhat inefficient and bloated like any large bureaucracy, but they seem generally good intentioned and harmless. They appear to try to help people to, you know, help them.
 How you can lump them in with a racial supremacist apocalyptic death cult is beyond me. SA only 'helps' people to spread their diseased Social Darwinist/Racialist theology, and up until quite recently their cultural genocide and slavery of non-white peoples.  At least the Catholic Church stopped doing the seriously genocidal missionary stuff with the Indian populations in the 19th century, not the 1980's


I was under the impression that the Red Cross became politicized under Liddy Dole, but a quick google says that's not the case. Charity Navigator gives them pretty high marks.
 
2017-12-07 03:03:27 PM  
I'm gonna take this opportunity to gripe about Goodwill:
I use to donate to Goodwill until I discovered the prices they were putting on stuff. People shop at stores like Goodwill because they're poor (usually). Being asked to pay $60 for a coat or $20 for a pair of shoes when you are straight up poor is ridiculous. Goodwill gets all all that stuff for free, there's absolutely no reason to be over-pricing the goods they sell.
 
2017-12-07 03:12:04 PM  
aren't you supposed to rejoice if you find a lost coin ???

/ask luke
 
2017-12-07 03:13:14 PM  

Phlegmbot: styckx: In before someone rants about how you shouldn't donate to the Salvation Army

No rant needed. Avoiding donations to white supremacist groups, weird religious cults, anti-gay, and/or anti-women organizations should simply not be controversial at this point. Since SA rather cuts across all of the above, what is the issue?


That people still actually do donate to them. That's the issue.

What I don't get is how many other organizations that have a vested interest in maintaing good PR with the public are doing partnering with them.
 
2017-12-07 03:19:23 PM  

philodough: I'm gonna take this opportunity to gripe about Goodwill:
I use to donate to Goodwill until I discovered the prices they were putting on stuff. People shop at stores like Goodwill because they're poor (usually). Being asked to pay $60 for a coat or $20 for a pair of shoes when you are straight up poor is ridiculous. Goodwill gets all all that stuff for free, there's absolutely no reason to be over-pricing the goods they sell.


I hope that's not the case, but not just the poor shop there. There are a lot of reasons... hoping to score some rare collectible, looking for retro fashions (though about looking for a suit there), wanting quality products that haven't been made in years (like some furnishings), refusing to pay more for a new item when a used one would be perfectly fine (I could use a different slow cooker), and so forth. Pretty much the same reasons people go to garage and estate sales.

These people might be able to pay more, but it would be sad if actual poor people were priced out.
 
2017-12-07 03:19:33 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I love all this Fark outrage.  You know what, I'm writing a check for 20, nahh, make that 40 bucks for the red bucket.

Never would have before, but listening to you guys....


A small price to pay for stigginnit to teh fark!
 
2017-12-07 03:21:21 PM  

Kairam: Phlegmbot: styckx: In before someone rants about how you shouldn't donate to the Salvation Army

No rant needed. Avoiding donations to white supremacist groups, weird religious cults, anti-gay, and/or anti-women organizations should simply not be controversial at this point. Since SA rather cuts across all of the above, what is the issue?

That people still actually do donate to them. That's the issue.

What I don't get is how many other organizations that have a vested interest in maintaing good PR with the public are doing partnering with them.


One of the things I rarely, if ever hear people mention about Goodwill is that they use a lot of that money to pay the people who work there,who tend to be underprivileged and in desperate need of a job, at least minimum wage and provide a lot of job training for them. I'm sure there's probably something seedy going on with them because it seems like everyone's a shade of farked up somewhere, but I don't want to see them eaten by a rampaging demon-kaiju like the "We're such a bag of asshole farkfaces that we have to use these donated funds to settle discrimination lawsuits against our own employees" types at the Salvation Army.
 
2017-12-07 03:22:09 PM  

StaleCoffee: Kairam: Phlegmbot: styckx: In before someone rants about how you shouldn't donate to the Salvation Army

No rant needed. Avoiding donations to white supremacist groups, weird religious cults, anti-gay, and/or anti-women organizations should simply not be controversial at this point. Since SA rather cuts across all of the above, what is the issue?

That people still actually do donate to them. That's the issue.

What I don't get is how many other organizations that have a vested interest in maintaing good PR with the public are doing partnering with them.

One of the things I rarely, if ever hear people mention about Goodwill is that they use a lot of that money to pay the people who work there,who tend to be underprivileged and in desperate need of a job, at least minimum wage and provide a lot of job training for them. I'm sure there's probably something seedy going on with them because it seems like everyone's a shade of farked up somewhere, but I don't want to see them eaten by a rampaging demon-kaiju like the "We're such a bag of asshole farkfaces that we have to use these donated funds to settle discrimination lawsuits against our own employees" types at the Salvation Army.


Managed to reply to the wrong post there, sorry.
 
2017-12-07 03:23:35 PM  
I know around here the Salvation Army runs multiple services to help those in need. They run shelters for the homeless, feed and cloth them, run after school and summer programs for kids who's parents can't afford daycare. Whenever there's a natural disaster they're one of the first on the scene with clothing, food and water.

Any time there's a news report on a family losing their home to a fire, they're always right there with clothing and other essentials. I've used some of their services in the past and know of many others who have too. Never once have I seen or heard of them requiring someone to share their beliefs, go to their church, or convert to Christianity as a stipulation of getting assistance.

To each their own. If you don't want to support them, then by all means give your money to another organization. There's plenty of good charities to go around.
 
2017-12-07 03:24:05 PM  

UtileDysfunktion: Phlegmbot: styckx: In before someone rants about how you shouldn't donate to the Salvation Army

No rant needed. Avoiding donations to white supremacist groups, weird religious cults, anti-gay, and/or anti-women organizations should simply not be controversial at this point. Since SA rather cuts across all of the above, what is the issue?

So how do we feel about the Red Cross these days?

/seriously


Personally I think they could be a bit more organized in their hurricane relief efforts
 
2017-12-07 03:24:50 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I love all this Fark outrage.  You know what, I'm writing a check for 20, nahh, make that 40 bucks for the red bucket.


Proof of that donation or you are just another windbag.
 
2017-12-07 03:26:09 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Phlegmbot: SirEattonHogg: I love all this Fark outrage.  You know what, I'm writing a check for 20, nahh, make that 40 bucks for the red bucket.

Never would have before, but listening to you guys....

Sounds good. As long as you still have enough money to renew your Stormfront subscription.

Yes, everything you don't agree with is on the side of Stormfront.  Sure.


Isn't that the Antifa mantra?
 
2017-12-07 03:26:44 PM  

Kairam: Phlegmbot: styckx: In before someone rants about how you shouldn't donate to the Salvation Army

No rant needed. Avoiding donations to white supremacist groups, weird religious cults, anti-gay, and/or anti-women organizations should simply not be controversial at this point. Since SA rather cuts across all of the above, what is the issue?

That people still actually do donate to them. That's the issue.

What I don't get is how many other organizations that have a vested interest in maintaing good PR with the public are doing partnering with them.


What? Like these people (the NFL)?

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I gave up on football when they partnered with these people:

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/okay, that wasn't the only reason
 
2017-12-07 03:29:29 PM  

philodough: I'm gonna take this opportunity to gripe about Goodwill:
I use to donate to Goodwill until I discovered the prices they were putting on stuff. People shop at stores like Goodwill because they're poor (usually). Being asked to pay $60 for a coat or $20 for a pair of shoes when you are straight up poor is ridiculous. Goodwill gets all all that stuff for free, there's absolutely no reason to be over-pricing the goods they sell.


I'll agree that some of their pricing is ridiculous, it seems to be done by people who have no clue what things are worth. However, the store is only part of their operation, and the money it makes is used to support a wide range of programs that help the less fortunate.
 
2017-12-07 03:35:59 PM  
Then a cop called the kettle black and it was arrested for having more money than a black person should have.  And it tested positive for cash. And the 2 thousand dollars was confiscated.
 
2017-12-07 03:38:15 PM  

GrymRpr: It's a scam.
These mysterious people leaving large sums of cash or gold coins are in fact just the salvation army doing it for the free publicity.

And it works every time.


That makes a lot more sense than someone with $10k of disposable cash choosing to anonymously drop it into a bucket.
Seriously...  Even if you like pissing away large sums of money, you like to know that it went to where it was intended.  You don't drop it into a Salvation Army bucket, and just hope that the bucket actually even makes it back to the Salvation Army.

So I like your explanation way better.
 
2017-12-07 03:38:56 PM  

StaleCoffee: Kairam: Phlegmbot: styckx: In before someone rants about how you shouldn't donate to the Salvation Army

No rant needed. Avoiding donations to white supremacist groups, weird religious cults, anti-gay, and/or anti-women organizations should simply not be controversial at this point. Since SA rather cuts across all of the above, what is the issue?

That people still actually do donate to them. That's the issue.

What I don't get is how many other organizations that have a vested interest in maintaing good PR with the public are doing partnering with them.

One of the things I rarely, if ever hear people mention about Goodwill is that they use a lot of that money to pay the people who work there,who tend to be underprivileged and in desperate need of a job, at least minimum wage and provide a lot of job training for them. I'm sure there's probably something seedy going on with them because it seems like everyone's a shade of farked up somewhere, but I don't want to see them eaten by a rampaging demon-kaiju like the "We're such a bag of asshole farkfaces that we have to use these donated funds to settle discrimination lawsuits against our own employees" types at the Salvation Army.


Goodwill gets to pay people below minimum wage.
 
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