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  • Editorial Losers in the GOP tax plan, blue states are unwisely turning to tax evasion

    01/08/2018 1:06:02 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 17 replies
    Los Angeles times ^ | 1/6/18 | LA Times Editorial Board
    Their outrage at the slap from Washington is understandable; it seems hardly coincidental that congressional Republicans would target a deduction that matters most to blue states. But rather than respond with real tax reforms of their own, they’re resorting to tax-dodge gimmickry. A case in point is the proposal Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) unveiled Jan. 3 in California. De León would enable residents to contribute money to a new “California Excellence Fund” in exchange for an equal amount of tax credits — for example, a family that owed $4,000 in state taxes could contribute $4,000...
  • Why You Should Give Money Directly and Unconditionally to Homeless People

    12/23/2017 2:19:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 107 replies
    The New Statesman ^ | Matt Broomfield
    Who are you to judge what they do with that cash?Don’t just buy them a sandwich from Pret. They’re not four. They have the right to spend their money as they choose – and it is their money, once given. Don’t just give to people performing, singing, or accompanied by a cute dog. Buskers deserve a wage too, of course. But homeless people are not your dancing monkey and they shouldn’t have to perform to earn your pity. Don’t second-guess whether people are “really” homeless. Those who think begging is a shortcut to easy money should try humiliating themselves daily...
  • Man Gives the Shoes Off His Feet to Stranger in Need at Kentucky Chick-fil-A

    12/20/2017 5:34:26 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    MSN ^ | 12-19-17
    Hallie Cassady’s family eats at Chick-fil-A in Bowling Green, Kentucky at least once a week. But last week’s visit to their favorite restaurant wasn’t like the others. Chowing down with her loved ones, the 13 year old witnessed a gesture of kindness that will alter her perspective forever. That day Hallie was one of many customers who noticed an old man in need of some help. "His shoes were being held together with duct tape," the teenager recalled to WBKO. Another diner noticed the man too, and Hallie says she watched as he looked in him the eye, took off...
  • I Turned My Coworker Into HR When She Gave Me A Christmas Card, And She Changed My Heart

    12/19/2017 5:46:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 18, 2017 | Chad Felix Greene
    A person who gives a gift featuring his or her sacred religious iconography is reaching out, showing kindness and sharing his or her faith with others.For years I have been one of the only Jewish people at my places of employment. I am currently the only Jew who wears a kippah at my office every day. In my heavily Southern Baptist and rural town, one would think I would be quite familiar with the consequences of being such an outsider.But, as any honest minority will tell you, that singular idea of what America must be like simply is not accurate....
  • Yale student op-ed: Charity is not enough … your money must be TAKEN from you

    12/05/2017 10:53:08 AM PST · by TBP · 94 replies
    Headline of the Day ^ | December 5, 2017 | T.A. Reid
    ‘We have an obligation to redistribute’ The holiday season is upon us, and leave it to an Ivy Leaguer to play the role of the proverbial stick in the mud. Writing in the Yale Daily News, guest columnist Xuan (who uses the pronouns “they” and “them”) invokes the United States’ “legacy of colonialism, exploitation, slavery and genocide” to argue that Americans’ personal charity isn’t “quite enough” nor “all of morality.” They offer examples of a shady used car salesman and a sketchy entrepreneur who, after screwing over people in the past attempt to make good later in life through charitable...
  • Red Cross Demands Branches Remove Crucifixes To Be More Secular

    12/05/2017 5:30:20 AM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-5-2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Volunteers have criticised the Red Cross charity after receiving a communication telling them to remove crucifixes from the walls of their branches as the organisation looks to become more secular. The Belgian branches of the international aid organisation received an email from the Provincial Committee of the Red Cross in Liège to remove all crucifixes. André Rouffart, president of the Red Cross in Verviers, said: “We were asked to respect the principles of the Red Cross”, and not to distinguish between race or religious belief 7sur7 reports. Mr. Rouffart said there had been pushback from volunteers and other members on...
  • Ex Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Fraud

    12/04/2017 12:13:25 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 41 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | December 4th 2017 | Allison Nielsen
    Corrine Brown, a former Florida congresswoman from Jacksonville, was sentenced to five years in prison for fraud and other charges related to a fake charity she used to put money in her own pocket while serving in Washington. A federal judge sentenced Brown, 71, to five years in prison and she was ordered to turn herself in to federal authorities no later than Jan. 8. First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1993, Brown, a Democrat, served the Jacksonville area until 2017. Brown was indicted on federal corruption charges in 2016 for stealing money from a fake charity...
  • GOP tax reform Plan will devastate York County charities

    12/04/2017 4:48:03 AM PST · by lightman · 83 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | Dec 1 A.D. 2017 | Robert J. Woods
    <p>If the tax reform proposal passed by the House of Representatives last week becomes law, 95% of current donors to nonprofit organizations, churches, and colleges will no longer be able to claim a tax deduction for their contribution. The bill passed by the House increases the standard deduction for individuals and families and will drastically reduce the number of tax filers who itemize.</p>
  • A homeless man spent his last $20 to keep her safe. She’s raised $34,000 to repay him

    11/23/2017 11:08:44 AM PST · by LostInBayport · 68 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | November 22, 2017 | Amanda Hoover
    <p>Kate McClure didn’t expect to run out of gas on her drive to Philadelphia last month.</p> <p>And she definitely didn’t expect that her misfortune would give her the opportunity to change someone else’s life.</p> <p>Pulled over on the side of I-95, McClure, 27, was approached by a homeless man named Johnny. She was apprehensive at first, but Johnny told her to get back into her car and to lock the doors while he walked to get her help. He went to a nearby gas station, used his last $20 fill a can and brought it back to fill up her car.</p>
  • Socialist Students Reject Food Drive Challenge [semi-satire]

    11/20/2017 10:28:00 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    At Kent State University in Ohio, two left-wing student clubs—the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) and the Socialist Collective (SC)–rejected a challenge from Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) and Turning Point USA (TPUSA) to see which organization could gather the most food for poor people in a campus-wide canned food drive. YDSA chapter co-chair, Ethan Comeriato, explained “While in the short run the food drive would benefit the public our participation would detract from our long-term goal of helping the poor through socialism. The flaw in all charitable giving is that the giver has the option to refuse. In...
  • The hypocrisy of Bono and his ‘One’ charity

    11/11/2017 9:57:37 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 11, 2017 | Paula Froelich
    In January 2012, Bono arrived in Timbuktu on a private jet with “ONE” emblazoned on the side, accompanied by his wife, daughters, the designer Renzo Rossi and several others. He had come to the historic city in Mali for a festival celebrating the music of the famous Tuareg tribe. On the night of the event, Bono and his entourage were placed on a small bleacher surrounded by, yet separated from, the thousands of local people via metal traffic barricades and a dozen heavily armed men. Toward the end of the evening, a woman announced that “BONE-no from Youtube” was in...
  • Nonprofits Give ‘Disconnected’ Youths Another Chance

    11/06/2017 6:41:21 AM PST · by proxy_user · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 6, 2017 | Alina Tugend
    Jonathan’s father always told him he would never amount to anything other than a drug dealer. He entered the foster care system when he was 12. At 18, he was in college, but had to drop out to take care of his ill grandmother. “I always told myself I would graduate college and wouldn’t be a statistic in the foster care system,” said Jonathan, 26, who gave only his first name to protect his privacy. But at 21, he was homeless and jobless. “One day I Googled ‘help with foster kids aging out,’” Jonathan said, and he found Youth Villages,...
  • Snoop Dogg in the house! Rapper to perform at Make A Wish afterparty

    11/06/2017 6:41:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Miami.com ^ | 10/4/17 | Madeleine Marr
    Surprise! Guess who’s coming to a major social event this year? It’s everyone’s favorite weed smoking, Martha Stewart loving rapper Snoop Dogg. ....will be performing Nov. 4 at the 23rd annual theInterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub presented by E11EVEN – the official afterparty destination.
  • Free the Tax Code From Special Interests

    11/01/2017 6:48:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2017 | Star Parker
    A big tax bill is all it takes to see how perverse and dysfunctional our government has become. Why are the halls of Congress now crawling with special interest lobbyists looking for opportunities to carve out some new benefit, or to protect existing special interests in the tax code? The objective of the tax bill Republicans want to piece together is noble. Make the code more simple, logical and easy to use. The tax code should be an exercise in civic responsibility in which all participate to pay for the legitimate functions of government. But what are those legitimate...
  • Charity Soars Above Intolerance

    10/05/2017 3:36:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2017 | Mike Adams
    You don’t hear many good stories about free speech on our college campuses these days. So I am pleased to write and share one today. It actually comes from my own campus, UNC-Wilmington. In a rare display of support for free speech, the Student Government Association (SGA) has decided to fund a speech by an extremely unpopular conservative professor (Can you guess his name?). In the process, they will be supporting free speech and the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. This requires some explanation. So put away your handguns and go grab a beer – or grab a soda...
  • The documentary -- "Mully" is a must-watch: Remarkable story of Kenyan who saved 10,000 children

    09/27/2017 8:38:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Augusta Free Press ^ | 09/27/2017 | Rosa Whitaker
    Charles Mutua Mulli, one of the most interesting and inspirational people you’ve probably never heard of, woke up in his family’s hut in a tiny village in Kenya one morning in 1955 and discovered that his parents had taken his brother and fled. Charles had been abandoned. He was 6 years old. The tale of that child’s experiences over the ensuing 60 years is told in a compelling new documentary titled “Mully” (he later changed the spelling of his surname), directed by the actor/filmmaker Scott Haze. It is a rags-to-riches story of extraordinary dimensions – i.e., Mully literally went from...
  • White House announces recipients of Trump $1 million Hurricane Harvey relief donation

    09/06/2017 7:39:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 6, 2017 | Katherine Faulders and Adam Kelsey
    The White House announced the recipients of President Donald Trump's donation to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts Wednesday, after the president last week revealed his pledge to give $1 million in "personal money" to support those affected by the storm. The organizations, and the respective amounts each will receive, are: Reach out America – $100,000 Red Cross – $300,000 Salvation Army – $300,000 Samaritan’s Purse – $100,000 ASPCA – $25,000 Catholic Charities – $25,000 Direct Relief – $25,000 Habitat for Humanity – $25,000 Houston Humane Society – $25,000 Operation Blessing – $25,000 Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies – $25,000 Team Rubicon –...
  • Money pledged for Hurricane Harvey Relief (Vanity)

    09/04/2017 7:17:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    09/03/17
    As of Sep. 02, 2017: Money pledged for Hurricane Harvey Relief 1) President Trump = $1,000,000 2) Obamas = $0 3) Clintons = $0 Instead, Hillary is charging people for her book tour. (What a joke! Anyone who pays deserves to lose their money. Chumps!)
  • What is the Best Charity for Hurricane Harvey?

    09/04/2017 7:33:52 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 58 replies
    Sep 4, 2017 | self
    I am trying this again, phase 2. Governor Abbot said to give to a specific Texas charity, what are the overhead rates. Funny how with a quick search I could not find that website, but I have confidence Freepers will provide. I want the most bang for my buck. So far Samaritans Purse seems to be leading.
  • Trump to donate $1 million of his own money to help with Harvey relief

    08/31/2017 3:34:46 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 87 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Sarah Westweed
    President Trump plans to donate $1 million of his personal fortune to help victims of Hurricane Harvey White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders said Thursday.