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  • Are You a Bad Person if You Give to the Homeless?

    10/08/2014 8:45:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/08/2014 | Robert Wargas
    A few weeks ago, I was in New York City to meet someone for drinks, and got on the subway at 34th and 7th to head downtown. I dislike the New York subway for many reasons. It is the only such system in a major Western city to look as if it had been swapped with the metro of a third-world backwater. Pick any otherwise dodgy country on Earth, and chances are the subway of its capital city is a gleaming tube with smooth rolling stock and palatial stations. Not New York. The trains lurch between filthy platforms like...
  • It's End of the Month Payday. Quit Putting Freep-a-Thon Off and Give. You Know You Will, Anyway

    07/30/2014 5:43:40 PM PDT · by xzins · 43 replies
    Vanity | 30 July 2014 | Xzins
    Let's not beat around the bush. You give to Free Republic. But you wait....and wait....and in the 2nd month you pull the trigger. Then you feel better, because when it comes down to it you understand the value of Free Republic. It is the lone conservative voice out there that gives average Joes like us a voice to combat the BS of the media, the politicians, and the robots. The election is upon us...3 short months away, give or take a few days. The early days of the campaigns are important days. We all know it. Obama has gone into...
  • Inverted Morality

    11/03/2012 6:39:30 PM PDT · by Alex Baker · 3 replies
    RealityBatsLast.com ^ | Oct. 30 2012 | Bryce Buchanan
    Inverted Morality Dinesh D’Souza recently debated Michael Shermer at Oregon State University. The debate topic was, “Is Christianity Good for American Politics”. D’Souza is an author, educator and, most recently, the creator of the movie, “2016: Obama’s America”. Shermer is the founder and publisher of Skeptic Magazine. This short clip conveys two very important points about morality and political philosophy. Dinesh has the same ability that Milton Friedman had to clearly explain complex ideas. Compulsion removes the virtue from human interactions. Free choice is a pre-requisite of moral action. Dinesh make good use of the wagon analogy. There are people...
  • Mitt Romney, Friend in Need

    09/18/2012 7:36:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    Red State ^ | September 17, 2012 | Dan McLaughlin
    The Obama campaign has spent months laboring to get this election to be about anything but the presidentÂ’s record and the candidatesÂ’ policy proposals. As often happens in campaigns, this requires painting caricatures with no connection to the facts. The Obama camp has worked hard to make Mitt Romney out as a bad, unfeeling, cold-hearted rich guy who only cares about his own bottom line. Romney himself hasnÂ’t helped the matter by being such a stiff, tin-eared speaker who actually looks and sounds like a walking stereotype; political communication is not among his skills. But the reality is that RomneyÂ’s...
  • Are taxes and charity equitable?

    08/19/2012 5:52:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 18, 2012 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    Are taxes a form of charitable donation? Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney seemed to suggest that he might think so last week, when he responded to questions about how much he pays in taxes by suggesting that people should take into account his total contributions to the government and charities. The comment was a quick one — a by-golly insistence that despite paying a relatively low tax rate on his vast income, the millions he has given to charity show that he’s not a greedy guy. But experts who research public attitudes on philanthropy on both sides of the political...
  • Giving!

    06/06/2012 10:34:42 AM PDT · by jesus4life
    Faith | God-inspired
    Make a joyful noise
  • Homeless man had little, gave much (Supported two Senegalese kids)

    12/25/2011 11:21:40 PM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 23 replies · 1+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | Dec. 25, 2011 | Guy Kovner
    Kevin Christopher Fitzgerald's life ended Saturday night on the cold asphalt of Highway 101 in Santa Rosa when the 57-year-old homeless man walked into the path of a southbound pickup truck. The driver, traveling at 65 mph, swerved and tried to brake, but had no chance to miss Fitzgerald, the CHP said. The man had lived on the streets and been to local hospitals so often in the last 25 years that paramedics immediately recognized him. Fitzgerald, the fifth homeless pedestrian killed by a vehicle this year in Santa Rosa, carried a secret that stunned most people who'd known the...
  • The True Nature Of Giving

    12/19/2011 5:57:40 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-19-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Created for OMG! For America
  • A CHRISTMAS JAR

    12/13/2011 3:59:22 AM PST · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 5 replies
    Self | December 13, 2011 | Conservative Vermont Vet
    A Christmas Jar is a pickle jar, peanut butter jar, Mason jar or whatever else you have around to collect your spare change each day. All coins are dedicated to the jar, and during the week before Christmas you carefully select someone to give it to anonymously. Was a neighbor laid off? Is a coworker struggling with health problems? Has a friend lost a loved one? Simply put your jar on their porch, in their car, on their desk--wherever--and you could change their life for good!
  • Matthew 6 tells us how to "Give" and how to "Pray".

    04/01/2011 6:53:44 PM PDT · by Davidlion · 9 replies
    Antinomianism and The New Covenant ^ | 3/29/2011 | Gart O'toole
    Matthew 6:1 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be...
  • North Dakota Catholics Told Not to Donate to Groups

    03/17/2011 6:44:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Bishops advise against charitable gifts to groups they say support abortion, stem cell research or contraception The two Roman Catholic bishops in North Dakota issued guidelines last week naming several well-known, and in some cases, church-related, organizations they say Catholics should not support, with money or volunteer workThe two Roman Catholic bishops in North Dakota issued guidelines last week naming several well-known, and in some cases, church-related, organizations they say Catholics should not support, with money or volunteer work. Bishop Samuel Aquila of the Fargo Diocese and Bishop Paul Zipfel of the Bismarck Diocese released a joint document “Guidelines on...
  • Pottsboro church wonders, ‘What will God do next?’

    02/14/2011 12:44:09 PM PST · by wmfights · 18 replies
    The Baptist Standard ^ | February 10, 2011 | George Henson
    POTTSBORO—Excitement grips the congregation at Georgetown Baptist Church in Pottsboro—not only because a huge debt has been paid, but also due to expectation of God’s next blessing. When Pastor Bobby Hancock came to lead the congregation three years ago, the church owed $900,000 on a recreation building built in 2004. “We’re just a small church in a small community. We knew we wanted to shed that debt as quickly as possibly, but we were limited in our resources,” Hancock said. Still, through the sacrificial giving of many in the congregation, the debt had been pared to $450,000 by last October....
  • Bill Clinton’s German Paymasters

    04/14/2008 4:46:11 AM PDT · by Renfield · 7 replies · 46+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 4-14-08 | John Rosenthal
    Apart from the sheer mass of the Clintons’ earnings, perhaps the most intriguing revelation contained in the release of the Clinton tax data last week was that Bill Clinton received a whopping $15 million advance in 2001 for what would become his autobiography, My Life. As even the New York Times noticed, this was significantly “larger than previously thought” — or, more exactly, than previously reported. For example, an August 7, 2001 article in the Times puts the figure vaguely at “over $10 million.” A Wall Street Journal report from the following day cites a more concrete figure of “close...
  • Tea Partiers and the Spirit of Giving (Those against gov't redistribution are more generous givers)

    12/26/2010 8:02:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    912 Super Seniors ^ | 12/24/2010 | Arthur Brooks
    By now everyone knows that the dramatic November election was not an endorsement of Republicanism, but rather a rebellion against expansionist government and an attempt to re-establish America’s culture of free enterprise. The tea party activists behind the wave—and more importantly, the nearly one-third of Americans who classify themselves as “supporters” of the movement, according to Gallup—endure endless abuse from the politicians they have dethroned and the pundits they have challenged. One particular line of attack focuses on their supposed selfishness. It is common to hear that the popular uprising against the growth of the welfare state, with rising taxes...
  • A Baby's Hug

    12/18/2010 4:00:10 PM PST · by MsLady · 30 replies · 1+ views
    email | Dec. 18, 2010 | Unknown
    We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat Erik in a high chair and noticed everyone was quietly sitting and talking. Suddenly, Erik squealed with glee and said, 'Hi.' He pounded his fat baby hands on the high chair tray. His eyes were crinkled in laughter and his mouth was bared in a toothless grin, as he wriggled and giggled with merriment. I looked around and saw the source of his merriment. It was a man whose pants were baggy with a zipper at half-mast and his toes poked out of would-be shoes. His shirt was...
  • The Rich Aren't Quite So Evil

    12/13/2010 10:52:53 AM PST · by stafko · 5 replies
    redstate ^ | Chad Stafko
    The Rich Aren't Quite So Evil Please see the link below to a piece titled, "The Rich Aren't Quite So Evil", which discusses the philanthropic nature of the rich. http://www.redstate.com/stafko/2010/12/12/the-rich-arent-quite-so-evil/ Chad
  • Pa and the Rifle

    12/12/2010 6:04:58 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 23 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | 12-8-2010 | Wayne Leeper
    Pa never had much compassion for the lazy or those who squandered their means and then never had enough for the necessities. But for those who were genuinely in need, his heart was as big as all outdoors. It was from him that I learned the greatest joy in life comes from giving, not from receiving. It was Christmas Eve 1881. I was fifteen years old and feeling like the world had caved in on me because there just hadn’t been enough money to buy me the rifle that I’d wanted for Christmas. We did the chores early that night...
  • The Gift of the Magi

    12/11/2010 10:27:08 AM PST · by ex-snook · 4 replies
    enotes ^ | available now | O Henry
    The Gift of the Magi ONE DOLLAR AND eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one's cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas. There was clearly nothing to do but flop down on the shabby little couch and howl. So Della did it. Which instigates the moral reflection that life is...
  • The "Professional" Christian

    12/04/2010 11:48:54 AM PST · by Benchim · 37 replies · 1+ views
    The "Professional Christian" ^ | December.4,2010 | Gart O'tool
    The greatest con men in America are those in Ecclesia and in media that deliver a message that if you give them money ,you are" giving to God". They know that tithing is not in the New Testament and Biblical giving is in the context of the poor but the "professional " Christian has to convince you that he is God and you can give your hard earned money to him and it "like giving to God.". He will even tell you that if you :"plant a seed"( give him your money), God will send you a "hundred fold".( I...
  • Freep-a-thon- Give a minimum of $10 OR admit you believe in Welfare 'cause someone's paying for You

    10/21/2010 6:49:55 AM PDT · by xzins · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Bloggers & Personal ^ | 21 Oct 10 | Xzins
    We all know that every one of us is going to blow ten bucks at McDonalds, Wendys, someplace in the next 24 hours. That's why it's simply not believable that everyone can't send at least ten bucks. It's election season and you're going to get no better election info and discussion than here on Free Republic. It's just a fact. Let's knock this freep-a-thon out and get fully into the campaign. BTW, my sense is that the lawsuit against Free Republic should make us MORE determined to protect this treasure that Jim & John have provided us in FR. No...
  • Charitable Conservatives Give More, Chatter Less

    04/28/2010 6:43:20 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 10 replies · 385+ views
    Menzies House ^ | April 29, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Ben-Peter Terpstra writes on why conservatives tend to give more than left-of-centre liberals. I can see why Ann Coulter detests the compassionate conservative label. Indeed, it sounds as patronising as the articulate black label because conservatism is compassionate, period. In Makers and Takers Peter Schweizer explains (page 70): Over the past fifteen years, the General Social Survey has consistently shown that religious conservatives are 25 percentage points more likely than [left-of-centre] liberals to donate money to help the poor and are 23 points more likely to volunteer time for that cause. As Arthur Brooks points out, the annual gap in...
  • Biden's After Income-Tax 2009 Income is $249K, Only $4,820 goes for Charity

    04/15/2010 11:04:31 AM PDT · by goods · 27 replies · 967+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 15, 2010 | AP
    Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, reported an adjusted gross income of $333,182 for 2009. They paid $71,147 in federal income taxes, $12,420 in Delaware income taxes and $1,477 in Virginia income taxes. The Bidens gave $4,820 to charity, in cash and in-kind donations
  • How do you give?

    03/21/2010 4:58:03 PM PDT · by TalkRadioInsiders.com · 11 replies · 166+ views
    Pat
    How do you give?   I've worked/work in groups that require donations to survive.  And so I've been thinking - why do people give?   I'd love to get some feedback on this.   For the most part do YOU give as an emotional reaction to: natural disasters or emotional pleas for help?  Great examples:  Red Cross & World Vision Do YOU give out of duty or obligation?   Some might say that this is how many people give in Church - although we are supposed to be joyful givers How about interests?  Like supporting your favorite University Team or...
  • Oil-Rich Nations Fall Far Short in Haiti Donations

    01/20/2010 6:53:48 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 6 replies · 330+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 1/20/2010 | Staff
    What do Alyssa Milano, Sandra Bullock, Lance Armstrong, Gisele Bundchen, the country of Senegal and — very possibly — you have in common? All — including you — have donated more funds to the Haitian relief effort than oil-rich nations like Saudi Arabia and Iran. That's right ... if you personally have donated money to help the earthquake-stricken people of Haiti, then you have contributed more money than the governments of Saudi Arabia and Iran, whose combined dollar donation is a big fat zero.
  • How To Help the Haďtians / Comment se aider les haďtiens

    01/15/2010 8:59:18 PM PST · by B-Chan · 213+ views
    brucelewis.com ^ | 2010.01.15 | B-Chan
    Dear friends: By now you all know the situation in Haďti. I'd like to ask those of you who have the means to dig deep and contribute to Haďti earthquake relief by donating to Catholic Relief Services. You can trust Catholic Relief Services with your tax-deductible donation. CRS was named a top-rated charity and given a rating of A by the American Institute of Philanthropy in 2008 for efficiently using the majority of its funds toward programming versus fundraising. CRS was also found by the Better Business Bureau/Wise Giving Alliance in 2008 to meet all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability,...
  • Rush Limbaugh - 10th Most Generous Celebrity per The Giving Back Fund

    01/14/2010 8:00:10 PM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 48 replies · 2,411+ views
    Giving Back Fund ^ | September 14, 2008 | Giving Back Fund
    Oprah Ranked Most Generous Celebrity Pop Tags: Oprah Winfrey Posted on September 14th, 2008 by Eva Lam Oprah Winfrey has been proclaimed the world’s biggest giver — again. For the seoncd year running, the day-time host topped a list of the 30 most generous celebrities for giving $50.2 million US last year through the Oprah Winfrey Foundation and Oprah’s Angel Network, which fund education, health care and advocacy for women and children. The list, now in its second year, was compiled by The Giving Back Fund, a charity that aims to encourage philanthropy. Claiming the No. 2 spot was trumpeter...
  • Oprah Ranked Most Generous Celebrity (Rush Limbaugh #10)

    09/15/2008 3:15:20 PM PDT · by iowamark · 54 replies · 5,414+ views
    andPOP.com ^ | 09/15/2008 | Eva Lam
    Oprah Winfrey has been proclaimed the world's biggest giver -- again. For the seoncd year running, the day-time host topped a list of the 30 most generous celebrities for giving $50.2 million US last year through the Oprah Winfrey Foundation and Oprah's Angel Network, which fund education, health care and advocacy for women and children. The list, now in its second year, was compiled by The Giving Back Fund, a charity that aims to encourage philanthropy. Claiming the No. 2 spot was trumpeter Herb Alpert, who gave $13 million for education, including music lessons, through the Herb Alpert Foundation. Three...
  • "Commercialization" Of Christmas Actually Shows Community and Giving

    12/24/2009 11:08:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 227+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2009 | Micheal Medved
    During the festive holiday season, it’s become common to criticize the commercialization of Christmas. Cynics suggest that there’s something unseemly and shallow about so many Americans running around frantically and spending huge sums to purchase gifts that the recipients may not even welcome. From a deeper perspective, however, the surge of commercial activity in the Christmas season strengthens the connections of inter-dependence and mutual reward that make community possible. The seasonal spending not only connects those who give and receive gifts to one another, but ties together buyers and sellers in webs of service, prosperity and gain. If retailers enjoy...
  • Obama Turned Me into Scrooge. Donations to Charity Are Out

    12/16/2009 7:22:05 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 43 replies · 1,281+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Dec. 16, 09 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Obama has shown me the errors of my ways. As a middle class family we always thanked God for having enough. And part of that thanks was giving to charity. We still thank God for what we have and know that charity may well have to start at home while Obama is in office. Am I Scrooge? Unfortunately I am. Who does it hurt? The very poor that Obama says he is helping.
  • Charities Rise, Costing U.S. Billions in Tax Breaks (NYT moaning about loss of tax rev)

    12/06/2009 7:25:46 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 883+ views
    NYT ^ | 12/06/09 | STEPHANIE STROM
    December 6, 2009 Charities Rise, Costing U.S. Billions in Tax Breaks By STEPHANIE STROM The number of organizations that can offer their donors a tax break in the name of charity has grown more than 60 percent in the United States, to 1.1 million, in just a decade. Experts say nonprofits are skillfully exploiting the tax code’s broad and elastic definition of what constitutes such a charity, making it difficult for the Internal Revenue Service, which must bless them, to say no. The agency approved 99 percent of the applications for public charity status last year, according to a new...
  • NEW HOLIDAY TRADITION - GIVING AS A FAMILY

    10/26/2009 6:46:51 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 306+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 10/26/2009 | Ann Lindholm
    As we enter the holiday season I would like to encourage you to consider starting a new tradition in your family. Seeing as how Christmas is all about the birth of Christ and not any of us I have been a little baffled as to why we get the gifts. Now I am not trying to take away from the childrens excitement. However, this could be the year to start a new tradition that teaches and encourages missions and giving...
  • Charities fear fall in giving this Ramadan

    08/23/2009 7:17:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies · 808+ views
    star ledger ^ | August 21, 2009 | Jeff Diamant
    Yousef Abdallah's annual Ramadan duties promise to be tougher than usual this year. The Islamic holy month is expected to start tonight, so the Northeast operations manager for Islamic Relief USA, one of the nation's largest Islamic charities, and his staff are preparing to travel from his office on Route 46 in Totowa to about 80 mosques across the region, seeking donations. But Abdallah knows the down economy means people have less money to give this year. He also knows that many Muslims already donated to Islamic Relief in 2009, during fundraising campaigns targeted to help people in the Gaza...
  • Cash For Clunkers' Uncharitable Consequences

    08/13/2009 7:40:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 1,136+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2009 | Meredith Turney
    When government steps outside the bounds of its proper authority, the consequences can be devastating. Too often we’re told that increasing the size and scope of government programs is compassionate or beneficial to society. But in the end, there is nothing compassionate or beneficial about government meddling in the private affairs of a free people. The Cash for Clunkers fiasco is just the latest example—in an interminable list—of government’s “unintended consequences” and their destructive impact. To incentivize behavior that government deems good or constructive, programs such as Cash for Clunkers are established. The $4,500 voucher given to new car purchasers...
  • CHARITY

    07/14/2009 6:01:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies · 343+ views
    Bible ^ | Word of God
    Chores of enchantment are as you do My will , For truly this is to subdue and fulfill , For I am the glory and the power , And it is My will you should be doing in the last hour , Not wanting , not needing for I will supply , For all things fall under my eye , So procede and procure , By asking and declaring , breakthrough and endure . . . 1 Peter 4:7-9 (King James Version) 7But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 8And...
  • Living Hallelujah! (Vanity)

    07/12/2009 3:49:29 PM PDT · by erkyl · 8 replies · 335+ views
    YouTube ^ | 07/12/09 | catsxrulexafrica
    My 16 year old daughter made this video to a song she loves by Sarah Kelley, Living Hallelujah! Enjoy...
  • Dick Cheney Donates Millions to Charity (77.89% of income given to charity)

    05/19/2009 1:26:52 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 86 replies · 3,530+ views
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | April 15, 2006 | www.newsmax.com
    In one of the largest sums ever donated to charity by a U.S. public official, Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne gave away nearly $7 million last year to help the poor and to medical research. According to income tax information released by the White House on Friday, the Cheneys' adjusted gross income in 2005 was $8,819,006. The sum was largely the result of Mr. Cheney's stock options from Halliburton and royalties from three books written by Mrs. Cheney. The Cheneys gave more than three-quarters of their income - $6,869,655 - to several charities, including George Washington University's...
  • Conservatives More Liberal Givers (Why Liberals Don't Mind Eliminating Charitable Giving Tax Breaks)

    03/07/2009 11:50:01 AM PST · by jessduntno · 22 replies · 1,326+ views
    realclearpolitics ^ | March 27, 08 | Will
    Conservatives More Liberal Givers By George Will WASHINGTON -- Residents of Austin, Texas, home of the state's government and flagship university, have very refined social consciences, if they do say so themselves, and they do say so, speaking via bumper stickers. Don R. Willett, a justice of the state Supreme Court, has commuted behind bumpers proclaiming "Better a Bleeding Heart Than None at All," "Practice Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Beauty," "The Moral High Ground Is Built on Compassion," "Arms Are For Hugging," "Will Work (When the Jobs Come Back From India)," "Jesus Is a Liberal," "God Wants Spiritual...
  • For Jerseyans, giving blood can be all in a day's work (has the lowest rate of donations in the USA)

    01/11/2009 1:55:09 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies · 677+ views
    star ledger ^ | 01.07.09 | JUDY PEET
    New Jerseyans can be generous, but not when it comes to blood.  For 15 years, the state has lagged behind the nation in the percentage of people giving blood.  New Jersey hospitals were forced to spend  $18 million to $24 million in 2007 to buy supplies from other states, according to health and business experts who are banding together today to announce a statewide blood donation campaign. "Nine out of 10 people need blood at some point in their lives. Yet at most times of the year, the state has less than a two-day supply of blood." Nearly 60 percent...
  • Men, Women Give To Charity Differently, Says New Research

    12/28/2008 7:23:53 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 6 replies · 408+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Dec. 28, 2008
    ScienceDaily (Dec. 28, 2008) — To whom would you rather give money: a needy person in your neighborhood or a needy person in a foreign country? According to new research by Texas A&M University marketing professor Karen Winterich and colleagues, if you’re a man, you’re more likely to give to the person closest to you  that is, the one in your neighborhood  if you give at all. If you’re a woman, you’re more likely to give  and to give equal amounts to both groups. Winterich, who teaches marketing at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School, says she can...
  • The Greatest Givers

    "Professor Brooks analyzed ten years of data adjusted for variables such as age, gender, race and income, carefully documenting his methodology so the results could withstand the scrutiny of other researchers. His conclusions?"
  • Check-out Lines......

    12/23/2008 2:25:47 PM PST · by FRGOPPER · 26 replies · 1,328+ views
    unknown | unkown
    I recently recieved this email from a friend, and thought I would just pass it on. 'Some people!' snorted a man standing behind me in the long line at the grocery store. 'You would think the manager would pay attention and open another line, 'said a woman. I looked to the front of the line to see what the hold up was and saw a well dressed, young woman, trying to get the machine to accept her credit card. No matter how many times she swiped it, the machine kept rejecting it. 'It's one of them welfare card things. Damn...
  • There are some games where cheering for the other side feels better than winning

    12/23/2008 12:41:34 PM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 25 replies · 2,163+ views
    ESPN ^ | 12/23/08 | Rick Reilly
    They played the oddest game in high school football history last month down in Grapevine, Texas. It was Grapevine Faith vs. Gainesville State School and everything about it was upside down. For instance, when Gainesville came out to take the field, the Faith fans made a 40-yard spirit line for them to run through. Did you hear that? The other team's fans? They even made a banner for players to crash through at the end. It said, "Go Tornadoes!" Which is also weird, because Faith is the Lions. It was rivers running uphill and cats petting dogs. More than 200...
  • Studies show conservatives give more than leftists to charities

    12/22/2008 12:53:49 PM PST · by obamaisandrogynous · 9 replies · 782+ views
    Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 12/22/2008 | Publicola
    Liberals love to spend other people’s money to make themselves look, and feel, compassionate. But it is conservatives who actually donate more of their own funds than leftists to charitable causes. According to a study cited this weekend in The New York Times by uber-leftist hagiographer Nicholas Kristof, households headed by conservativs give 30 percent more to charity than households led by liberals. The study was by Arthur Brooks, called, “Who Really Cares?” Another study was even more astounding — Google found an even greater disparity: average annual contributions reported by conservatives were almost double those of liberals. What’s more,...
  • Bleeding Heart Tightwads

    12/21/2008 1:55:26 PM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 25 replies · 942+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 20, 2008 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    This holiday season is a time to examine who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, but I’m unhappy with my findings. The problem is this: We liberals are personally stingy. Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad. Yet when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates. Arthur Brooks, the author of a book on donors to charity, “Who Really Cares,” cites data that households headed by conservatives give 30 percent more to charity than households headed by liberals. A study by Google found an...
  • This is what Christmas is all about...

    12/19/2008 4:40:29 AM PST · by JosephJames · 8 replies · 480+ views
    Better bundle up - the goose bumps will freeze you!! I think I need to read this every year at Christmas. - - - - - - - Pa never had much compassion for the lazy or those who squandered their means and then never had enough for the necessities. But for those who were genuinely in need, his heart was as big as all outdoors. It was from him that I learned the greatest joy in life comes from giving, not from receiving. It was Christmas Eve 1881. I was fifteen years old and feeling like the world had...
  • Soldier in Iraq Sends Gifts Home for the Needy

    12/16/2008 8:49:21 PM PST · by moonpie57 · 9 replies · 455+ views
    13 WMAZ TV ^ | 12/16/08 | WMAZ News
    Margie Snow spent Tuesday unpacking clothes and food sent by her son in the military. He's stationed in Iraq, and even that far away, he was thinking about the needy back home. "He said, I just want to give back, he said, because we got plenty over here. He said, I just want to give back because I feel blessed. So every day he calls about a different box on its way," Snow said. Army Staff Sergeant Jeremy Snow has been in Iraq since January, but he came home earlier this year and that's when he got the idea to...
  • From Canned Goods to Fresh, Food Banks Adapt

    12/10/2008 7:18:36 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies · 389+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 9, 2008 | Katie Zezima
    MADISON, Wis. — Vanessa Rosales comes to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry here rather than others for one reason: She can choose what food she brings home, rather than being handed a bag filled with random groceries. The pantry, which looks like a small grocery store, is indicative of broad changes going on at the nation’s food banks and food pantries. No longer simply the domain of canned corn and peanut butter, food banks are preparing ready-to-eat meals, opening their own farms and partnering with institutions as varied as local supermarkets and state prisons to help gather and...
  • The church is a little lukewarm

    11/10/2008 2:09:38 PM PST · by MNDude · 9 replies · 229+ views
    WASHINGTON (RNS)—Americans spent nearly twice as much on first-day sales of the video game “Grand Theft Auto IV” as the Southern Baptist Convention and its International Mission Board would need to share the gospel with all the world’s unreached people groups by 2010, according to a new report on church giving. http://www.baptiststandard.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8691&Itemid=53
  • Bob Beckel on Hannity; I give more in underwear than Biden

    11/01/2008 7:06:26 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 15 replies · 1,018+ views
    Hannity and Colmes | 11/01/2008 | hannitycolmes
    I just saw on Hannity and Colmes where Hannity states how little Joe Biden gave to cherity. Democrat Bob Beckel stated he didn't know Biden gave so little and that he gave that much in used underwear the last 3 years!
  • Freeper Help Needed! Info on Obama's Giving

    10/15/2008 5:46:25 AM PDT · by LS · 21 replies · 863+ views
    self | 10/15/08 | LS
    Folks, I'm planning something. Don't want to give away details, cause I want it to be a surprise. But I need some help, particularly, the info on Obama's charitable giving (I think it was 2001, 2002, something like that) which was only 1% of his income. Also, he came out soon thereafter and produced a more recent return (after he was running for national office) where he had somewhat higher charitable giving. If anyone has those links, I'd appreciate it. Finally, on the guy he said, "We need to spread the wealth around," does someone have a link on this?