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  • Major Union Drops Partnership With United Negro College Fund Because Of The Kochs

    07/10/2014 1:42:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 07/10/2014 | Jacob Fischler
    WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s largest public-sector unions is severing its ties with the United Negro College Fund because the group accepted donations from the Koch brothers and its president spoke at a Koch-funded summit. In a letter sent Tuesday, AFSCME President Lee Saunders wrote that the UNCF has taken actions “deeply hostile” to public employees, which he considers a “profound betrayal of the ideals of the civil rights movement,” and that the union will end its relationship with UNCF. Saunders cited the UNCF’s decision to accept a $25 million grant from Koch Industries, Inc. and the Charles Koch...
  • John Boehner, other RINOs, Dems Take Hefty 2014 Donations from Shady Putin Ally

    04/01/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What a shock- a Russian-Ukrainian billionaire who made his initial fortune from dubious stock shares eminating from the breakup of the Soviet Union has been sending big, fat checks this year to establishment Republicans and Democrats who aren't too uppity re. foreign policy.Of course, most billionaire Russians who are part owners of huge Russian mining/energy companies over there are KGB/FSB and/or mafia-connected... just like Putin And London resident Leonard Blavatnik is a typical pro-Putin oligarch, getting rich off looting the Russian state then utilizing that ill-gotten fortune to spread Russian influence around the globe. In this case, Blavatnik made almost 20 BILLION from the Russian oil/mining industries...
  • Koch Brother Donates Money to Hospital, Liberals Protest (Not a Parody)

    03/10/2014 11:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 03/09/2014 | Andrew Stiles
    The Koch brothers are at it again. Their right-wing political Panzer Division descended on a New York City hospital over the weekend to protest (!) the addition of a new ambulatory care center. What the hell, Koch bros? Why not pro-America?Sorry. That’s not quite right. In fact, it was the New York State Nurses’ Association, the NAACP New York State Conference, and SEIU Local 1199, among others, who marched on the soon-to-be-built David H. Koch Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, which was funded in part by a $100 million donation from the man one prominent liberal recently predicted would...
  • Rubio Camp Comes Calling

    02/07/2014 10:07:48 AM PST · by kjam22 · 9 replies
    VANITY | 2-7-2014 | kjam22
    So I'm gladly semi-retired as it is 15 degrees with snow on the ground here in Oklahoma City, when the phone rings. I take my attention off of the laptop and Freerepublic to answer the call. Caller ID says "Private Caller". I love those calls because I generally have a lot of fun with them. In fact I love them so much that I won’t put my phone number in the “do not call” database. For years now, I give these people the run around when they call. I always throw in something negative about democrats, and generally have them...
  • Ohio execution stayed while state weighs allowing organ donation

    11/13/2013 3:56:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    KFGO ^ | 11/13/13 | Kim Palmer
    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio Governor John Kasich on Wednesday stayed the execution of convicted killer Ronald Phillips to assess whether Phillips's non-vital organs or tissues can be donated to his mother or possibly others. Phillips, 40, was scheduled to be executed Thursday for the 1993 murder of 3-year-old Sheila Marie Evans. But Kasich granted a stay until July 2 to allow medical experts to assess whether Phillips's non-vital organs or tissues can be donated to his mother or others.
  • Police ID mystery boy who donated savings of $10.03

    09/18/2013 12:33:30 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies ^ | September 17, 2013 | Brooke Lefferts
    An 11-year-old boy's anonymous donation to his local police department captured the heart of his community and is inspiring others. Police wanted to thank him for it — but first they had to do a little detective work. Two days after the 12th anniversary of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, a boy walked into his local police station in Greenfield, Wis., and shook more than $10 in loose change out of his bag. He told the woman at the desk he wanted to make a donation to the police, but walked out before she could get his name. "You...
  • China introduces fair organ distribution system

    07/19/2013 10:41:44 PM PDT · by Rabin · 5 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 07-10-13 | staffIthink
    A new system for human organs harvest will soon go into operation nationwide. Haihua, of NHFPC, said patients currently on organ waiting lists will (also) be ranked as harvest candidates. The system will be used in line with organ (collection and) worldwide distribution. NHFPC rules for obtainment, distribution will make the distribution process more transparent...and make the new system compulsory, Deng said. China has about 3,000,000 patients suffering from missing organ(s) each year, but only around 10,000 organ are found. It is no secret, executed prison (donated human organs) supply 96% of the American dental, jaw-bone / tooth-bone, soylent smile...
  • Kevin Durant Gives $1 Million To The Red Cross For Oklahoma Tornado Relief

    05/21/2013 9:52:34 AM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    TBI ^ | Tony Manfred
    Kevin Durant Gives $1 Million To The Red Cross For Oklahoma Tornado Relief Tony Manfred May 21, 2013, 12:38 PM Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant is donating $1 million to the Red Cross for tornado relief, Royce Young of Daily Thunder reports. Moore, Oklahoma — which was hardest hit by the storm — is about 11 miles south of Oklahoma City. Durant made ~$17 million in salary this season. He has been the face of the franchise and the city since the Thunder moved there in 2008. He sticks around town in the offseason, and even played flag football...
  • Inaugural donations from corporations: Not okay in 2009, totally cool in 2013

    01/21/2013 4:29:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Because accepting donations from those distasteful, money-grubbing corporations is just not acceptable --- except, you know, when you really need the money.In 2008/2009, President Obama’s inaugural committee (amidst much self-promoted fanfare, I might add) decided to buck precedent and announced that they would not be accepting corporate donations or individual donations in excess of $50k in a grandiose display of thwarting special interests.Now, of course, the situation is quite different --- worn-out donors and a still-"recovering" economy mean that the inaugural committee is totally okay with corporations and the wealthy possibly ingratiating themselves with Team Obama. It is what it...
  • Priebus calls on Holder to investigate Obama campaign contributions

    10/11/2012 10:19:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 11, 2012 | Justin Sink
    Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday demanding an investigation into online campaign contributions to the president's reelection campaign. "[T]he President's campaign committee does not use the industry standard practices to guard against receiving fraudulent or excessive contributions via the internet," Priebus alleges in the letter. "As a result, the President's campaign committee is vulnerable to the receipt of prohibited contributions. Their failure to adhere to the industry standard has caused these questions regarding whether the campaign is deliberately inviting prohibited contributions." The Priebus letter is based on a report the...

    10/10/2012 3:23:00 PM PDT · by helpfulresearcher · 30 replies
    To the Point News (free article) ^ | 10 October 2012 | Dagny D'Anconia
    Even CBS News is now calling it Foreign-Donor-Gate. As Obama’s coffers approach the 1 billion dollar mark, the Government Accountability Institute released a report that finally alarmed the mainstream media. They consider the foreign donor funds to be untraceable and unknowable. However, our experts in the credit card industry have shown us how to make these suspicious transactions traceable. Imagine the power of knowing the country, the bank and the details of how the numbers were generated. The stakes could not be higher.
  • BU hopes to get donation from former student Psy, ... rapper known for 'Gangnam Style' hit

    10/01/2012 7:26:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Boston ^ | 10/01/12 | Matt Rocheleau
    BU hopes to get donation from former student Psy, the South Korean rapper known for 'Gangnam Style' hit Posted by Matt Rocheleau October 1, 2012 04:27 PM Boston University plans to seek a donation from former student and South Korean rap sensation Psy for the school’s recently launched $1 billion fund-raising campaign. This summer, 34-year-old Park Jae-sang, known to most as Psy, released the single “Gangnam Style.” The song and accompanying music video have gained rapid global popularity. In the summer of 1996, Psy enrolled in an English language program designed for international students at BU, according to campus spokesman...
  • Soros donates $1.5 million to pro-Obama super PACs

    09/27/2012 3:45:20 PM PDT · by yoe · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 27, 2012 | Dan Eggen
    George Soros, the liberal billionaire investor who has largely laid low during the 2012 elections, announced $1.5 million in pledged donations Thursday to a trio of super PACs backing President Obama and congressional Democrats, PAC officials said. Soros, who became nationally prominent in 2004 when he spent more than $20 million on independent groups supporting Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), will give $1 million to Priorities USA Action — which is supporting Obama — and $500,000 to Majority PAC and House Majority PAC, which are running ads on behalf of Democratic candidates for Congress. The move could signal a softening of...
  • Obama opens wallet, makes first donation to his campaign

    07/31/2012 10:48:01 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 31 July 2012 | Kevin Liptak
    CNN) – President Barack Obama made a $5,000 donation to his campaign Monday night, the first contribution the president has made to his re-election effort. In an email to supporters, Obama wrote that his donation "won't be enough to surmount the unprecedented fundraising we've seen on the other side, both from our opponent's campaign and from the outside groups and special interests supporting him." An Obama campaign aide said the donation was made online in New York City, where Obama attended a fund-raiser Monday.
  • Obama's Problem Obeying the Law

    07/06/2012 5:59:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 7-6-12 | William Sullivan
    There is ample evidence that Barack Obama, and people under his supervision, committed at least one felony -- specifically, illegal gambling across state lines -- to fund his 2008 election campaign. The Obama Campaign's Numbers Racket The general definition of a lottery is an activity that includes (1) mandatory payment of consideration -- i.e., money -- as a condition of participation, (2) a prize -- i.e., anything of value, such as an expenses-paid trip, and (3) an element of chance in the selection of the prize winners. It is against federal law to conduct a lottery across state lines, and...
  • An Extraordinary Act of Christian Charity

    05/20/2012 8:10:08 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 20, 2012 | JP
    James, thought by some Biblical historians to be the half-brother of Jesus, issued a challenge to those of us who consider ourselves Christians: “Be doers of the Word,” he wrote, in the epistle that bears his name, “and not hearers only.” Rankin Paynter proved himself this week equal to the challenge set forth by James. The Winchester, Ky. businessman was shopping at a local Kmart that was scheduled to close its doors for good. He asked a clerk what was going to happen to all the unsold items and he was told that “power buyers” would take it all. So...
  • Newt Gingrich's super PAC receives another 'substantial' donation from Sheldon Adelson.

    02/27/2012 6:09:57 PM PST · by true believer forever · 43 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 27, 2012 | Amy Gardner
    An independent group supporting Newt Gingrich has received another “substantial” contribution from billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson and will launch TV ads in seven states this week, a source close to the group confirmed Monday. The source, who requested anonymity to speak freely, did not confirm the amount of the contribution but called it substantial and at least on par with two $5 million donations Adelson and his family have given previously. The group, known as Winning Our Future, will launch TV ads Tuesday in Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio and Tennessee, with more to come Wednesday in Mississippi, Alabama and Kansas....
  • Romney gave $4 Million donations to Mormon Church. Do Mormons help the poor with these donations?

    01/24/2012 6:55:11 AM PST · by mitchell001 · 355 replies
    January 24, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    On his income taxes released today, we see that Romney gave $4 Million tithe donations to Mormon Church. Do Mormons help poor Americans with these donations? Do the Mormons have something similar to Catholic Charities, which helps thousands of Americans (both Catholic and non-Catholics) with basic life needs, medical help, childcare help, education help, etc. The main question is do Mormons use the $4 Million from Romney to ONLY advance the Mormon religion without helping the American poor. Does Romney even know or care what the Mormon Church does with his $4 Million donation? I think that is a fair...
  • NEWSMEAT - Mitt Romney's Federal Campaign Contribution Report (donated to Dems)

    01/23/2012 5:16:10 PM PST · by JediJones · 14 replies
    NEWSMEAT ^ | 9/19/11 | NEWSMEAT
    I found some black stains on Mitt Romney's record. He Romney donated to Democrats in three different parts of the country in 1992. NEWSMEAT - Mitt Romney's Federal Campaign Contribution Report SWETT, RICHARD NELSON (D) House (NH District: 02) DICK SWETT FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE $250 primary - 05/18/92 LAFALCE, JOHN J (D) House (NY District: 29) FRIENDS OF JOHN LAFALCE $250 primary - 05/18/92 ANDERSON, DOUGLAS DELANO (D) Senate - UT A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT DOUG ANDERSON FOR THE U S SENATE $1,000 primary - 05/11/92
  • Warren Buffett: I'll match any Republican donation to pay down the federal debt

    01/11/2012 5:45:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill [Washington ^ | 1/12/11 | The Hill
    Business mogul Warren Buffet is promising to match any donation Republican members make toward cutting the national deficit. And he upped the ante when it came to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), saying he would match the leader's donations three-to-one. His pledge comes after McConnell said that if Buffett is feeling guilty about not paying more in taxes, he should just send in a check. "With regard to his tax rate, if he’s feeling guilty about it, I think he should send in a check," McConnell said on NBC's "Meet the Press" in September.
  • Gov. Haley Received $36,000 Campaign Donation from Romney PAC before Endorsement

    01/10/2012 3:32:07 AM PST · by NoPrisoners · 72 replies
    Posner Politics ^ | January 9, 2012 | Rob Groce
    Gov. Nikki Haley announced her endorsement of Mitt Romney in mid-December. The Republican presidential candidate, regarded to be somewhat moderate, earned her Tea Party support because “he knows how the private economy works, how to fix it, and most importantly how to solve problems,” Haley said in her announcement. The fact that Romney knows how to donate to campaigns might have more to do with it, though. His “Free and Strong America” political action committee donated $36,000 to Haley’s campaign in 2010. And she’s not alone, either. Romney has, to date, received 35 endorsements from politicians his PAC donated to...
  • U.S. to Take Another Look at Gay Blood Donation Ban

    07/26/2011 6:29:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 101 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/26/11 | Maggie Fox
    A policy that bars gay men from donating blood for life is “suboptimal,” advisers to the Health and Human Services Department said on Tuesday, and needs another look. HHS asked a committee of experts on blood and tissue donations to reexamine the policy and see if there is a way to let at least some gays donate blood. (snip)Men who have sex with other men, including gay and bisexual men, have an HIV infection rate 60 times higher than that of the general population
  • Heartwarming child's gift

    11/28/2010 4:13:21 AM PST · by mountaineer1997 · 2 replies
    WCHS ^ | 11/28/2010 | Leslie Rubin
    Thanks to a generous and wonderful little guy who wants to make his, and our, world a bit better!
  • Campaign donation advice (vanity)

    10/29/2010 6:22:46 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | October 29, 2010 | cowboyway
    I live in South Carolina and my senator who is up for reelection, Jim DeMint, doesn't have a real challenger and so I've decided to donate to outside campaigns. I've only got a couple of hundred bucks to spare and I thought that I'd send $50 to four candidates that need it the most. I already chosen two: O'Donnell in Delaware and Bielat in Mass. So what say the hive? Where should the other two $50 donations go?
  • Freerepublic Money Bomb Less than 7 hours away!!!!!

    10/22/2010 10:29:13 AM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 7 replies
    10/22/2010 | b.b.e.b.
    Don't forget today at 5PM Pacific time to money bomb Freerepublic! Donate even $5 and you will have good luck all weekend!
  • Donor groups that Obama criticized are bipartisan undertaking

    10/14/2010 3:10:45 PM PDT · by paudio · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | October 14, 2010 | Lesa Jansen and Dana Bash
    Multiple Democratic sources tell CNN there is great frustration in some Democratic circles with the president's attacks on what he calls shadowy Republican groups. These sources say that has made it harder to convince Democratic donors to contribute to their outside groups, which for better or worse, are emerging as significant players in this year's election.
  • The American (after tax) generosity machine

    10/08/2010 12:59:55 PM PDT · by DallasDeb · 2 replies
    You Tell Me, KTBB AM600, 92.1 FM, Tyler Texas ^ | October 8, 2010 | Paul Gleiser
    Earlier this week on Tuesday morning, the top folks at Trinity Mother Frances Health System in Tyler hosted a breakfast for the purpose of making a big announcement. Mr. & Mrs. Louis Owen have made a cash gift to Trinity Mother Frances of $18 million for the purpose of building a seven-story, free-standing heart hospital that will be named in their honor. As I sat there listening to the presentation and looking at the artist’s renderings of the facility, slated for completion in 2012, I couldn’t help thinking that people like Louis and Peaches Owen are among the very people...
  • You Want To Investigate Foreign Donations? Start With Obama

    10/08/2010 10:30:09 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-08-10 | DrJohn
    My God, does hypocrisy stink. You can smell it right through your computer screen. Democrats are all wee-wee'd up about the Chamber of Commerce donating to campaigns this year. Yesterday Barack Obama, whining about alleged foreign money being donated to Republicans, said: “groups that receive foreign money are spending huge sums to influence American elections, and they won’t tell you where the money for their ads come from.” And he also said “All Republicans should be concerned. Independents should be concerned. This is a threat to our democracy. The American people deserve to know who’s trying to sway their elections.”...
  • Tea party group announces $1 million donation

    09/21/2010 10:50:54 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 9-21-10 | Laurie Kellman
    A tea party group announced a $1 million donation from an anonymous donor Tuesday, a shot of cash to be spent before the election by a movement that has relied on grassroots outreach to fiscally conservative voters. The nonprofit Tea Party Patriots said it had received the donation from a single contributor who wants it divided up and given to local coordinators by Oct. 4. The group's spokesman told reporters that recipients of the money must spend it by Nov. 2, but they are barred from using it for ads or fliers that mention a specific candidate
  • Holy Cow! Christine O'Donnell's campaign donation page on fire!! (vanity)

    09/15/2010 12:22:24 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 119 replies · 3+ views
  • Judge Mulls Minn. Law That Showed Target Donation

    08/21/2010 11:45:00 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 3 replies
    KSAX ^ | 8-10-10 | Ryan Ruud
    The future of a new Minnesota law that let the public know about polarizing political donations from Target Corp., Best Buy Co. and other companies rests with a federal judge who will decide whether to suspend the disclosure requirement on free speech grounds. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank said Friday he will rule within a month on a request for a temporary injunction to suspend the law, which could free corporations and other independent groups to spend on this year's election without revealing their identities. Abortion opponents Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, the anti-tax Taxpayers League of Minnesota and a...
  • 34 billionaires pledge to give away 50 percent of wealth (Gates, Buffett Lead Dontation Campaign)

    08/04/2010 8:12:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 125 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 08/04/2010
    Thirty-four U.S. billionaires pledged Wednesday to give away at least 50 percent of their wealth to charity as part of a campaign by investor Warren Buffett and Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Among the billionaires joining the campaign are New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, entertainment executive Barry Diller, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens, media mogul Ted Turner, David Rockefeller and investor Ronald Perelman. Gates and Buffett launched "The Giving Pledge" in June to convince hundreds of U.S. billionaires to give away most of their fortune during their lifetime or after their death
  • The Underfunded 20 (Quick cash could make the difference for these 20 GOP House challengers.)

    07/27/2010 7:11:10 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 26, 2010 4:00 A.M. | Jim Geraghty
    We learned in 2006 that money isn’t everything,” says Rep. Pete Sessions, the Texas Republican who chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee and who is perhaps the man most responsible for whether the GOP wins the House this fall. “Environment can play a bigger role than money.” ...Those 26 races represent the good news for Republicans; the bad news is that they will need to win another 13 seats to control the House next January. And in a lot of the districts where the GOP stands a chance — districts that supported Bush and McCain, or for which the GOP...
  • Target Corp. defends Minn. political donation

    07/27/2010 6:13:01 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Pioneer OPressed ^ | 7-27-10 | MARTIGA LOHN
    ST. PAUL, Minn.—Target Corp. on Tuesday defended the use of its new freedom to spend money on political campaigns as employees and gay organizations criticized a $150,000 donation that will help a Minnesota GOP gubernatorial candidate who opposes gay marriage. Chief Executive Officer Gregg Steinhafel assured employees at the company's Minneapolis headquarters in an e-mail that the discount retailer's support of the gay community is "unwavering." He said employees, some gay, raised concerns that the money is helping state Rep. Tom Emmer, a fiery conservative who is his party's likely nominee for governor. Target's headache illustrates the potential risks for...
  • APNewsBreak: $500K donated to Ariz. to defend law

    07/08/2010 3:42:22 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 10, 2010 | PAUL DAVENPORT
    PHOENIX – Retirees and other residents from all over the country were among those who donated nearly $500,000 to help Arizona defend its immigration enforcement law, with most chipping in $100 or less, according to an analysis of documents obtained Thusday by The Associated Press. The donations, 88 percent of which came from through the defense fund's website, surged this week after the federal government sued Tuesday to challenge the law. A document from Gov. Jan Brewer's office showed that 7,008 of the 9,057 online contributions submitted by Thursday morning were made in the days following the government's filing. Website...
  • $500K donated to Ariz. to defend immigration law

    07/08/2010 1:49:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Paul Davenport The Associated Press
    Money donated from all across the spectrum and country to defend Arisona against the O-bum-a-loser administration.
  • The $600 billion challenge(Bill Gates & Warren Buffett feeling generous?)

    06/16/2010 8:31:06 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 314+ views
    Fortune ^ | 06/16/10 | Carol J. Loomis
    June 16, 2010, 7:00 am The $600 billion challenge Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett are asking the nation's billionaires to pledge to give at least half their net worth to charity, in their lifetimes or at death. If their campaign succeeds, it could change the face of philanthropy. Warren Buffett and Bill Gates figuring out how to get billionaires to give half. Flying cross-country in March, Bill Gates stopped in Omaha to lunch near the airport with Warren Buffett at a Hollywood Diner, giving it a small place in history as one venue where the two made plans...
  • Adopt A FReeper

    04/26/2010 10:37:33 AM PDT · by jellybean · 335 replies · 9,442+ views
    April 26, 2010 | jellybean
    Unlike the federal government, which has the power to steal money from you to pay for programs and policies that you don't support, Free Republic relies on the voluntary donations from it's members. While there is already a large number of FReepers and lurkers who donate on a regular basis, either monthly, quarterly or a generous yearly donation, it's not enough to cover FR's operating expenses. There are also FReepers who would like to donate, but just don't have the resources because they are temporarily unemployed, living on a fixed income, have on-going medical expenses or other family obligations. I...
  • Stoughton man to receive kidney transplant

    02/10/2010 11:32:03 AM PST · by Radix · 2 replies · 118+ views
    Brockton Enterprise ^ | 10 February, 2010 | Maureen Mccarthy
    STOUGHTON — Jordana Bryan traveled over 2,500 miles from Twin Falls, Idaho, to Massachusetts for one, selfless purpose: to donate her kidney to someone she met via the Internet. Bryan, 56, met Charles “Chickie” Hoffman, a 69-year-old electrical contractor from Stoughton, on the Canton-based Web site, a nonprofit organization that connects organ donors with patients in need of transplants. Several months since their initial Internet meeting and dozens of invasive tests later, Thursday morning, Bryan and Hoffman will undergo a kidney transplant at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Bryan, a professional caregiver by trade, is no stranger to the...
  • Private Companies Donate $83 Million to Haiti, Get Less Than Three Minutes of Network Coverage

    01/21/2010 8:02:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 479+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 01/21/2010 | Julia Seymour
    Americans are generous people, and they prove it every time a disaster strikes like last week's earthquake in Haiti. They have donated more than $275 million to relief efforts in the Caribbean nation in the week since the quake. Nearly one-third of that money came from U.S. companies, a point rarely mentioned on the broadcast news. According to the Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC), 203 companies donated a total of $83 million to Haitian relief so far. Such positive actions should warrant media coverage, but the networks are inclined to practically ignore corporate charity in favor of attacking the current...
  • Dear Leader Is No Leader in Charity

    01/21/2010 7:57:33 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 21 replies · 700+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 01-21-10 | Stoutcat
    One might think that a $15,000 donation to charity for victims of Haiti’s earthquakes is a generous response to a terrible tragedy. In general, one might be correct. In particular, this $15,000 donation came yesterday, more than a week after the 7.0 magnitude quake decimated the small nation. It came from our President and First Lady, out of their personal bank account. And it came for the following reason: “[T]he Obamas were inspired to give upon seeing the response of millions of Americans who have given generously during tough economic times.” Not the day of the earthquake; not the day...
  • How much would you donate to FR for the ability to filter?

    01/05/2010 3:43:39 PM PST · by arealconservativeforachange · 114 replies · 1,836+ views
    Me ^ | 01/05/2010 | Me
    On top of regular donations how much would you kick in to be able to filter things out when you browse FR? There are certain subjects I'd rather not bother with and there are certain posters I'd rather not bother with. I'd kick in a few bucks for the extra functionality. How much would you kick in for this ability? I'll kick in $50
  • When Does Death Start? (Here Come the Death Panels)

    12/20/2009 7:09:10 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies · 1,552+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/20/09 | By DARSHAK SANGHAVI
    A new approach to organ donation doesn’t require waiting until the donor’s brain death....
  • ACLU loses one-fourth of yearly donations

    12/16/2009 6:43:04 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 12 replies · 551+ views
    US Today ^ | 12/16/2009 | US Today
    NEW YORK (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has lost a quarter of its yearly donations after a major donor cut off $19 million in annual donations because of economic difficulties. David Gelbaum, a wealthy California conservationist, said he was indefinitely stopping the donations that had made him the New York-based group's largest anonymous donor. "For a number of years, your organization has received very substantial charitable contributions from me," Gelbaum said in a statement. "My investments in alternative, clean energy companies have placed me in a highly illiquid position as a result of the general credit crisis in...
  • Worried about U.S. debt? Send your donation here

    11/12/2009 4:12:05 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 4 replies · 268+ views
    reuters ^ | Nov 12, 2009 | Emily Kaiser
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Not sure what to give Uncle Sam this Christmas? How about a nice, fat check to help whittle away at the $7.6 trillion national debt? The U.S. Treasury Department accepts gifts, payable to the Bureau of the Public Debt. Just mail them to the attention of Department G, Post Office Box 2188, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 26106-2188. Make a note in the memo section that it is a gift to reduce the debt held by the public. Yes, really. It's all on the Treasury's website, at the end of the list of frequently asked questions here
  • Worried about U.S. debt? Send your donation here

    11/12/2009 12:35:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 365+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/12/09 | Emily Kaiser
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Not sure what to give Uncle Sam this Christmas? How about a nice, fat check to help whittle away at the $7.6 trillion national debt? The U.S. Treasury Department accepts gifts, payable to the Bureau of the Public Debt. Just mail them to the attention of Department G, Post Office Box 2188, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 26106-2188. Make a note in the memo section that it is a gift to reduce the debt held by the public. Yes, really. It's all on the Treasury's website, at the end of the list of frequently asked questions. Which raises a...
  • Sperm Donors: Banking On Life And Money

    05/13/2009 10:43:15 AM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 7 replies · 641+ views
    Indian Express ^ | Swati Deshpande-Aguiar
    "HAVING abstained from sex for four days, the young man walks in. Fifteen minutes later he is out, knowing that he may, in the near future, sire a child or two. What's more, he doesn't harbour any thoughts of ever learning the child's identity. A sleazy bordello? No, it's a sperm bank in Mumbai. And, constituting new breed of New Age donors are mostly medical students and young professionals between the age of 20 and 40. These are the 'genetically-sound' sperm donors of today who help an increasing number of Indian couples going in for artificial insemination. Shammi --- 25,...
  • No April Fool's Joke, Paychecks To Increase ($13 a week will MORE than cover your FR donation - no?)

    04/01/2009 4:26:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 1,271+ views
    CBS 4 ^ | 4/01/09 | Al Sunshine
    No April Fool's Joke, Paychecks To IncreaseAl Sunshine Reporting Apr 1, 2009 4:22 pm US/Eastern MIAMI (CBS4) - This is not an April Fool's joke – starting Wednesday most Americans will notice a little extra in their paychecks. As part of the Obama administrations $787 billion economic stimulus package, the two year "Making Work Pay" tax break goes into effect April 1st and will affect 95 percent of working American families. **SNIP** Instead of getting a single check like last year, the tax break will be doled out over the next two years as tax credits in paychecks. Most individuals...
  • GOP seeking to end ban on some donation limits (unlimited "soft money" contributions)

    02/08/2009 10:48:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 369+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/8/09 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON – Republicans are making another run at overturning a ban on unlimited "soft money" contributions. Their Democratic rivals say it is an attempt to bring big money back to politics because the GOP can't keep up with President Barack Obama's fundraising machine. The Republican National Committee is suing to overturn part of a ban on unlimited contributions passed by Congress in 2002 and upheld by the Supreme Court a year later.
  • $50,000 Gift Left in Salvation Army Pots

    12/23/2008 1:59:11 PM PST · by FRGOPPER · 20 replies · 606+ views
    AOL ^ | Dec, 22 | AP
    JOPLIN, Mo. (Dec. 22) - An anonymous donor has come through again for the Salvation Army, dropping five cashier's checks for $10,000 each into kettles at the city's two Wal-Mart stores. It's the fifth straight year someone has given $50,000 to the Salvation Army's annual holiday fundraiser without taking credit for the generous gesture. And while Capt. Jason Poff says he doesn't budget for the money in advance, but he admits that it's something he does hope for each year.