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    Well, this showed up on my regular news tonight.


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    Executive Compensation Issues



    I find this story to be so upsetting, let alone down right disruptive to the entire process of "giving to others" that I'm going to start a non-profit organization.

    I'm going to pay myself peanuts and save the world because I'm taking the money that is given to me and I'm going to put it where the damn money belongs, right where it was intended to go instead of the fish-eyed floozies who think that their donations are well spent.

    They're not and you're feeding the get rich scheme all the way.


    There is no way that the top dog in these affiliations earns what his true worth is.

    To take my money HERE, and put it THERE isn't that hard to do, especially when you know when you take money HERE....it has to go THERE without 80-90% chopped out of it for no reason.

    When I was just a employee to a company...these affiliations ignored me.

    When I became the owner of a company, they've been on my heels ever since.

    Give once and you'll have a mailbox full of want more give me more, wow thank you you're at the silver medallion level try for gold next year fool! kinda rhetoric to "classify" your status as a giver.

    It's corporate greed with the head signal to YOU to feel sorry for someone, now pay us and we'll do the right thing.


    Pay DIRECTLY to those who need your help, buy what you "think" they need because the odds are greater you'll target that need more efficiently and at a higher percentage rate of money-to-purpose target and the ones in need will thank you graciously...


    without having a third party in the middle of it taking their more than ample slice of the pie and handing out crumbs.

    You CAN do good for others, do it in a way where others cannot profit.



    Read the PDF responses from those affiliations and the "how dare you!" responses were given.


    Justifying the need for greed.
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    Here is my favorite example...
    2006 Red Cross Form 990

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    Yikes! A 54 page tax return!

    Anyway, my wife has the charity thing figured out now. She will no longer give any money in support of charitable causes because it it not necessary: Barack the Messiah has promised to take care of everyone@!

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    Give to the Red Cross for the 9/11 needy and their million dollar salaried CEO will use it for operating expenses. Give to medical research and they use it up, but if they actually cure the disease they will be out of a job. Give to the poor and maybe 5 or 10% will get to the needy. When the CEO's stop making multi million dollar salaries, then maybe we will believe they are actually trying to make a difference.

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    I gave to one of those police benevolent associations years back. I send in 25 bucks and they'd send me a "radar shield" to put on the back of my truck. Then they sold my info to similar organizations, who then called me, and I made some more donations, and the process continued. Soon as was getting several calls per week.

    Now I only give to my church and that's what I say when they call.

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    Radar shield? Maybe it was something to give the radar a better reading. Or maybe they gave you that because they only use laser guns. Usually they give you an "I am a friend of ............" sticker for your windshield or bumper. They didn't tell you that (insert a name), on the force says you are a dedicated backer of the police force.

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    That's the euphemism that we used. Mine actually worked once. I was doing 60 in a 45 through Winston-Salem on my way to the guv'mint building when this nice young deputy from te Sheriff's department stopped me. He could tell I hadn't a clue on why and as we discussed it, I discovered that I was indeed incorrect at the location of the speed reduction from 55. He kindly let me on my way without a ticket. Now I have an NRA sticker along side the McCain/Palin that will hopefully do the same thing.

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    Redwood,
    That was a very good rant, and you know so many people read this forum, what with the timing, maybe it was your original rant that inspired the article.

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    The speed reduction usually occurs about 10' from the radar gun.

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    Talking that is a good example..

    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    Here is my favorite example...
    2006 Red Cross Form 990

    during the floods this spring here in Indiana
    the American Red Cross comes to town with
    an emergency missioin to help everyone who
    got flooded out...

    they set up shop in a old empty huge building in town
    it used to be a large hardware store with plenty of space...

    they call us on a Satruday morning to look at one toilet
    that was acting up, they claimed that about a hundred
    people were showing up on monday and all the facilities had to be working...

    we go up and fix the one toilet,
    they had 10 others in that ladies room...

    they call us back that Sat after noon and scream and
    holler that it still is not right and demand us to come
    back up there and fix it that day... ok it cant wait till Monday..

    we had to go get special parts and do it that afternoon..



    Then They call us on Monday and need a few other problems taken care of ....

    we fix all the problems in the building....


    I hand the lady in charge the bill for the services

    and she asks if we were going to donate our services to
    the American Red cross.. for a tax donation


    ....




    Now .....What would you do???
    ......

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    I guess it would depend on the mood I was in. Some days I feel more charitable than others, but either way I would not had liked someone saying that to me at all. To be honest, if someone would had, I think I would had passed and wanted paid.

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    I wouldn't like being asked, especially after the fact and I wouldn't donate that way. And I would have told her so plus a few more of my thoughts about the way they approached it but...

    The American Red Cross is a world wide operation and to be able to help generally unlimited numbers of people whatever is needed on a ASAP basis takes a bunch of money, people, training and expensive equipment and a lot of storage space etc. etc.. I think far too many people don't understand that and are unfair to the Red Cross. Especially when they compare them to the Salvation Army, a great organization in their own right but not on the scale of the Red Cross.
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    Talking The red cross

    Well, I told them if they would have not
    literally screamed, insisted and demanded
    a return trip on Satruday to fix only one of 20 toilets
    in the building,,,, killing of fthe day for nill.....

    I might have considered donateing the whole job to them
    and I asked them why they did not mention anything about
    it being a charitable donatioin .....before we did the work.....



    they put it on a master card..

    the lady needs to work on her people skills.

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    I totally agree with you Mark. 100%

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    Yep, that's the way I would have done it and for the same reasons.
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