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  • Are Conservatives Soul-Searching in the Wrong Places?

    01/09/2020 12:40:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Return to Order ^ | December 2019 | John Horvat II
    A brutal business climate and societal breakdown have brought major changes to America. In response, many Americans, especially conservatives, are soul searching for something more compassionate for those left behind. Unfortunately, they are looking in the most unlikely places: business and government. They will likely be searching for a long time. The controversy over this shift in mentality erupted with the publication of a Wall Street Journal advertisement in which major firms pledge a commitment to “stakeholder” capitalism, which holds businesses should be run having all society, not just shareholders, in mind. Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) stirred the pot with...
  • Give, Don’t Govern (Stossel)

    01/01/2020 5:57:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 29, 2019 | John Stossel
    This week, children may learn about that greedy man, Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is selfish until ghosts scare him into thinking about others’ well-being, not just his own. Good for the ghosts. But the way Scrooge addresses others’ needs matters. Today’s advocates of equality, compassion, increased spending on education, health care, etc., say “we care” but demand that government do the work. Controlling other people with the power of government doesn’t prove you care. If you want to help the poor, clean the environment, improve the arts. Great! Please do. But if you are compassionate, then you’ll spend your own money...
  • What I Learned Ringing the Bell

    12/23/2019 6:32:58 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 23 Dec, 2019 | Mark Deutschle
    You might be surprised at what you can see and hear while ringing the Christmas Bell for the Salvation Army. These last two weeks, I saw hundreds of people going in and out of our local Walmart, all coming within just a few feet of my Salvation Army Bell and Red Kettle. Soon after I started ringing the bell, a few people stopped to chat, and it was then that I realized that I had a great opportunity to learn some new things. I found that I was in the presence of authentic people living life, who were wanting and...
  • Sloppy accounting, funding debts: A look at Rockeymoore Cummings' charity

    12/22/2019 2:51:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Washington Post via LMTonline ^ | 12/20/19 | Steve Thompson
    For years, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings ran a charity so closely intertwined with her for-profit consulting firm that they shared the same employees, the same office space and the same director - her. The private firm carried out the charity's mission of promoting public health and addressing racial and economic inequity under a cost-sharing agreement that gave the firm a 5 percent management fee. Rockeymoore Cummings signed a contract on behalf of both parties to set up the unusual relationship. She disclosed the arrangement to the Internal Revenue Service initially, but in subsequent years she checked "no" on 990 tax forms...
  • Teen with Cerebral Palsy Shaves 40 Minutes Off Mile Time at Santa Run

    12/22/2019 2:37:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 18, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    Seven years had passed since Mena Hawkins had attempted the Las Vegas Great Santa Run. Her first attempt at the one-mile race ended after the streets had already been reopened, leaving the then 10-year-old to finish the race on the sidewalk. Her final time that year was 1 hour and 20 minutes. Despite finishing well behind the rest of the field, Hawkins wasn’t defeated by her effort. The Henderson, Nevada, native—who is now 17—has cerebral palsy, a congenital disorder that affects movement and muscle tone or posture, which has always made walking a serious challenge. In school and most places,...
  • Man Pays Electric Bills for Families on Brink of Losing Power Before Christmas

    12/18/2019 4:29:21 PM PST · by malach · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12.18.19 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A Florida man who once spent Christmas without power is literally paying it forward by paying off the power bills for 36 families with accounts that were past due. Mike Esmond said he never forgot the Christmas he spent with his daughter in 1983 in Pensacola, back when he did not have heat or power because he could not pay his bill, the Associated Press reported. Esmond, 73, recalled it was one of the coldest days on record in the area at 9 degrees, and remembered seeing icicles hanging from the windows. The 73-year-old small business owner went to the...
  • SAFE Alliance needs your help restocking baby hygiene items

    12/14/2019 9:07:41 AM PST · by bgill · 6 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 13, 2019 | Kayla Peterman
    The SAFE Alliance is asking for help replenishing hygiene items for babies at the SAFE Donation Warehouse. Hygiene items that the SAFE Alliance requests for their In-Kind Donations include: Baby shampoo/conditioner, lotion, and body wash Size 4, 5, 6 diapers Pull-ups Baby wipes Brushes and hair accessories All donations directly benefit SAFE clients in need. There is no charge for SAFE clients to utilize the donated items.
  • Fewer Americans Are Donating to Charity — and it May Have Nothing to do with Money

    12/05/2019 5:41:11 PM PST · by marshmallow · 50 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 12/3/19 | Leslie Albrecht
    Some 20 million fewer households donate to charity than they did two decades agoFewer Americans are giving money to charity, and their relationship with God may have something to do with it. The share of U.S. adults who donated to charity dropped significantly between 2000 and 2016, according to an analysis released this month from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Vanguard Charitable. By 2016, just over half — 53% — of Americans gave money to charity, down from 66% in 2000. That figure held mostly steady until the Great Recession. Then it started to drop off...
  • Is Boston Marathon Fundraising Out of Control?

    12/05/2019 6:09:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    s Boston Marathon Fundraising Out of Control? ^ | December 3, 2019 | Sarah Lorge Butler
    Aaron Stevens will run the Boston Marathon for the sixth time in April, and his fifth as part of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute team. For each of the past two years, he has raised $16,000 for the cancer center. The effort is personal. Stevens lost a cousin in her 30s to colon cancer, and his father survived grueling treatment for bladder cancer that included a nine-week stay in intensive care. He’s got his two-pronged fundraising strategy down pat—an email list of 500 people get monthly appeals from him, and he can count on at least 100 of those people to...
  • Chick-fil-A was already moving left, but nobody noticed until it caved to LGBT lobby

    11/26/2019 7:21:25 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 22, 2019 | Life Site News
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — At Chick-fil-A, the politically correct handwriting was on the wall for a long time, but most of us missed it. Until now. Just four days since the popular chicken restaurant’s infamous announcement about reprioritizing its corporate giving, and despite the launch of a counter-narrative by conservatives Rev. Franklin Graham, Erik Erickson, and others, it’s clear that Chick-fil-A (CFA) has been on a troubling leftward trajectory for quite some time. The revelations are stunning. Chick-fil-A evolving into a pipeline of cash to leftist causes CFA fans wouldn’t have been caught by surprise if they...
  • SATIRE Chick-Fil-A Trades Adoring Christian Fans For Outraged Mob

    11/19/2019 5:24:41 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 68 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 11/18/19 | The Babylon Bee
    U.S.—Chick-fil-A has said it will stop making donations to Christian groups that oppose the LGBTQ movement. The move is said to be a "good trade" as Chick-fil-A has sacrificed its Christian fans in favor of an outraged mob that will stop at nothing to destroy them. Restaurant spokespeople say they believe this move will be enough to appease the LGBTQ community and aren't worried about further demands from the mob until Chick-fil-A is groveling at the outraged leftists' feet.
  • Bill Gates says meeting Jeffrey Epstein was a ‘mistake’

    11/08/2019 9:48:10 AM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    nypost.com ^ | November 6, 2019 | Ben Feuerherd
    Bill Gates said Wednesday that he “made a mistake” when he decided to meet with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein while seeking money for his global health campaign. Gates made the mea culpa while speaking to The New York Times Dealbook Conference — saying that by sitting down with Epstein he helped legitimize the convicted sexual predator. “I made a mistake in judgment that I thought that those discussions would lead, literally, to billions of dollars going to global health. It turned out that was a bad judgment,” said 64-year-old Gates. “And I gave him some benefit by the association. So I made...
  • Should Kanye West give away all of his money? The social responsibilities of wealthy Christians

    11/07/2019 6:53:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/07/2019 | Michael Brown
    What are the social responsibilities of wealthy Christians? Must they prove their loyalty to the Lord by selling their possessions and giving to the poor? Are there simple, universal answers to these questions, or are these questions that must be answered personally and individually?Some of these issues were raised decades ago in Ronald Sider’s classic work Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, originally published in 1978. With many of us in the West having so much and many in other countries having so little, what would Jesus ask of us?David Chilton took exception to Sider’s approach, writing, Productive Christians...
  • Two directors at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new charity foundation quit their roles ...

    09/01/2019 9:12:31 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 43 replies
    daily mail ^ | sept 1/2019 | lara keay
    Two directors of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's foundation have quit their roles, including a former advisor to Hilary Clinton, documents reveal. Harry and Meghan have lost a string of workers, including private securities, a bodyguard, personal assistant and nannies to baby Archie. But now official records show head of communications Sara Latham and director Natalie Campbell resigned just 53 days into their posts at Sussex Royal. Companies House documents show both workers, two of Meghan's so-called 'wise women' left their posts with the charitable foundation on August 22. Buckingham Palace has refused to comment on the resignations, but...
  • Sometimes Helping People Is the Worst Thing You Can Do

    08/03/2019 4:21:44 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 19 replies
    American Institute for Economic Research ^ | August 1, 2019 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    At the charming Hudson train station in New York, volunteers sell small cups of coffee for $1. The idea is to raise money for the children’s charity in town. They only accept cash. Not everyone carries cash. “Do you ever just let people have coffee on the promise that they will pay you later?” I ask. “Yes, and most do, but some people do not,” says the cashier. “We figure out who is who. When someone is taking advantage of our generosity, we say, ‘You may not have a cup of coffee. Next time bring cash.’ They figure it out...
  • Tunnel To Towers Using Betsy Ross Shirts Campaign To Build Homes For Gold Star Families (Limbaugh)

    07/30/2019 10:09:08 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-30-2019
    Tunnel to Towers Foundation CEO Frank Siller said on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday that four Gold Star families will receive brand-new homes thanks to the proceeds from sales of Rush Limbaugh's "Betsy Ross" flag T-shirt. Limbaugh said Monday on the show that sales of the $27 shirt had skyrocketed in recent weeks, enough for $3 million to be donated to the foundation, which helps the families of veterans and law enforcement. Siller, who started Tunnel to Towers in memory of his brother -- a New York firefighter who lost his life on 9/11 -- said the goal is to build...
  • California Sues Sacramento-Based Charity That Sends Care Packages to Troops

    07/26/2019 7:10:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/24/219 | Kareen Wynter
    The lawsuit alleges the charity Move America Forward invaded the privacy of injured veterans by using their names and stories to solicit donations without their permission and falsely claimed to have a partnership with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. "Our troops and their commitment to our country should never be exploited in deceitful solicitation gimmicks, but unfortunately they are," state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Wednesday. The lawsuit alleges the charity violated IRS rules by providing free office space for the political action committees Move America Forward PAC and Tea Party Express. The charity also is accused of...
  • Vanity Post- Sophie Challenge

    07/10/2019 11:54:28 AM PDT · by MissEdie · 7 replies
    self | July 10, 2019 | MissEdie
    My ten year old daughter is trying to help animals in need. She took it upon herself and called our local shelter to see what they need to help take care of the animals. Here’s what the gentleman told her: they need cat and dog food; kitty litter; blankets; paper towels; beds; collars; harnesses; kiddie pools and toys. We are going to get a few of these and take them to our local shelter. I challenge each of you to choose at least one of these items and take it to your local shelter and let them know you are...
  • Country music icon Lee Greenwood helps gift double-amputee veteran a customized home [Texas]

    07/08/2019 10:32:40 AM PDT · by ETL · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 8, 2019 | Anna Hopkins | Fox News
    Country music star Lee Greenwood was especially proud to be an American over the holiday weekend, after working with a nonprofit to provide a specialized home for an Afghanistan war veteran who lost his legs overseas. Greenwood teamed up with Helping a Hero to provide wounded warrior Matt Deatherage with a home equipped for him to live independently, and the two men appeared on "Fox & Friends" on Monday to talk about the new house and the organization that made it happen. ..." The Army veteran was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2010, and stepped on a land mine in...
  • Elijah Cummings’s Wife Used Her Charity To Pay Her For-Profit Company, Documents Show

    06/06/2019 9:40:17 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-6-2019 | Andrew Kerr
    * The wife of House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings used her charity to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars into her private LLC, according to new documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. * Maya Rockeymoore Cummings’s charity receives funding from organizations with interests before her husband’s congressional committee. * Multiple charity watchdogs said the previously undisclosed financial arrangement between Rockeymoore Cummings’s charity and for-profit company raises red flags. House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings’s wife has funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars from her charity to her private for-profit organization, according to a previously undisclosed cost-sharing arrangement that multiple...