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  • Why $19.00 a month?

    08/26/2015 4:46:20 PM PDT · by JimRed · 18 replies
    Self | 8/26/2015 | Self
    Why $19.00 a month? Why not $15, $20, $30?
  • Donald Trump Demands $10 Million to Charities to Appear at CNN Debate

    08/20/2015 9:23:31 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 92 replies
    Donald Trump continues his successful run of making headlines by asking questions few have thought, or would think, to speak. In fact, the Donald had a lot to say in Time magazineís cover story, not the least of which was his suggestion that he is such a ratings draw that CNN should pay him to appear at its presidential debate on Sept. 16. ďHereís my question: So if I go to CNN and I say, Look, youíre going to have a massive audience, and if I say to them, I want $10 million for charity, nothing for myself, what happens?...
  • The Jesus We Love

    08/19/2015 6:44:01 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 6 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 8/19/15 | Richard Stearns, World Vision president
    Jesus is becoming less and less a figure to whom people commit their lives. A Barna survey earlier this year found that while 65 percent of Boomers made a personal commitment to Jesus, only 46 percent of Millennials had. They are also 10 percent less likely to believe Jesus was divine, compared to Boomers. Jesus may be losing his luster in our culture of decreasing church attendance and religious beliefs. Still, I find there is a Jesus who everybody loves, the Jesus who modeled what it means to show compassion to the stranger, care for the widow, bind up the...
  • The 5 Things That Always Belong in a Food Care Package

    08/19/2015 9:56:26 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    The Kitchen ^ | 08/19/15 | Advice from The Kitchn
    When a friend or family member is sick, overwhelmed, homebound, or taking care of a new baby, we say what we can ó So sorry. Thinking about you! ó and then, because we know that won't make everything better, we do the next best thing: We bring them food. Food speaks for us when words fail, which is why putting together a thoughtful, personal food care package is one of the kindest things you can do for a struggling friend or loved one. We've thought a lot about what makes a great care package, and we finally think we've cracked...
  • Route 29 Batman is killed after his Batmobile breaks down in Maryland

    08/18/2015 12:12:42 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 27 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/17.2015 | Michael S. Rosenwald and John Woodrow Cox
    The Batmobile pulled into a gas station Sunday night and, as usual, the children who spotted it gawked. Lenny B. Robinson was used to that. The Maryland man, better known as the Route 29 Batman, had for years dressed as the Caped Crusader and driven his custom-made car to deliver moments of happiness and distraction to hundreds of sick children at area hospitals. His costume stored in the Batmobile but his alter ego never entirely switched off, Robinson gave the kids at the gas station some superhero paraphernalia before driving off. Minutes later, Robinson pulled over with engine trouble on...
  • LAY UP TREASURES IN HEAVEN

    08/10/2015 4:49:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 8/7/15 | John Piper and Brian J. Tabb
    ....Think about your toys as a child. You doubtless spent hours playing with those toy cars, dolls, stuffed animals, or video games that are probably now either stored in a box in the attic or discarded in a landfill. Think about your familyís first computer. As useful and enjoyable as it was, the technology has now become obsolete, forcing you to replace it with a newer model that doesnít require floppy disks or DOS commands. Todayís top smartphone will be cast off in three years. Your new car will rust and eventually break down. The birthday present your children ask...
  • FUNNIEST CHART Oí THE DAY: Breakdown of Where Bill and Hillary Clintonís ďCharitableĒ Donations Went

    08/04/2015 2:54:31 PM PDT · by wtd · 9 replies
    TrevorLoudon presents New Zeal ^ | August 4, 2015 Ė 4:59 pm EST | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    FUNNIEST CHART Oí THE DAY: Breakdown of Where Bill and Hillary Clintonís ďCharitableĒ Donations WentAccording to their tax returns, it turns out that essentially all of the Clinton familyís ďcharitable donationsĒ were directed back to their own ďcharitiesĒ.
  • Five March of Dimes Chapters Give Planned Parenthood Money for ďPrenatal EducationĒ

    07/23/2015 10:28:06 PM PDT · by Morgana
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 23, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    In the wake of the scandal revolving around the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling the body parts of aborted babies, pro-life Americans are questioning every company and politician who have ties to Planned Parenthood. The March of Dimes is one such group that has long been in question about the ties it has to the nationís number one abortion company. As LifeNews reported, new undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of Americaís Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply...
  • Itís Live Aidís 30th anniversary and Freddie Mercuryís Queen set is still the best thing about it

    07/13/2015 2:23:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Hanna Flint ^ | 7/13/15
    Live Aid celebrates its official 30th anniversary today, but thereís only one star from the famous Wembley show that stands out in our minds. Thatís Freddie Mercury who performed the most epic of epic sets with Queen on July 13th 1985. For a solid 25 minutes Freddie had the entire Wembley stadium on their feet, as well as 1.5 billion viewers at home, and it has gone down in history as arguably his greatest ever performance. So whether you wait until your lunch break, or stick your headphones on now, you wonít regret the time you spent watching Freddie Mercury...
  • Saudi prince giving away his money buying immortality for the Democrats?

    07/05/2015 6:59:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/15 | Judi McLeod
    From dwarves to Dems: There should be no big mystery as to why Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi prince Bill Gates talked into giving away all his money to charity, is dumping his riches. No oneís given away all of his money since the last saint more than 2000 years ago. Charity is no longer as conventional as it once was. In the case of the notorious Clinton Foundation, charity eloped with power and has never been the same. Is Prince bin Talal, whose $32 billion fortune makes it possible, about to buy immortality for the Democrats? Now that Barack...
  • Saudi prince announces he will give his entire $32BILLION fortune

    07/01/2015 12:53:28 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1st July 2015 | Lydia Willgress
    'A Saudi Arabian billionaire is planning on giving his entire $32billion (£20bn) fortune to charity. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the richest men in the world, said he wants to donate to groups that promote health and help with disaster relief. The 60-year-old will also support women's charities and those that look towards eradicating disease. He did not say whether the generous move would have any impact on his holdings. Mr bin Talal is the grandson of Saudi Arabia's founder Ibn Saud. He is said to have started his business empire with a $30,000 (£19,000) gift from his father...
  • Obergefell v. Hodges and Tax Exemption for Churches

    07/01/2015 7:52:04 AM PDT · by rhema · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2015 | Lee Cary
    The Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage settled little. It merely launched a bigger struggle over the definition of marriage. Now, resistance to Obergefell v. Hodges will join Roe v. Wade in becoming another, long-tailed comet moving across the socio-political skies of America. A third, landmark Supreme Court initiative waits over the horizon. It will involve the 2nd Amendment. Perhaps not soon, but coming. Following Obergefell v. Hodges, much discussion now centers on the potential loss of tax-exempt status to churches that resist. Same-sex marriage zealots will look for opportunities to cement the Courtís decision by forcing churches, through the...
  • Donor Says Girl Scouts Canít Use $100K Gift for Transgender Girls

    06/30/2015 1:23:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Seattle Met ^ | June 29, 2015 | Matthew Halverson
    So the organization gave the money back. And now they want your help. A $50,000 donation is cause for celebration at the Queen Anne offices of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. ďWe have these little clapper thingies, and the clappers go mad when we get that kind of gift,Ē says the councilís CEO, Megan Ferland. So when Ferland came back to the office earlier this spring and announced that sheíd just landed a $100,000 donation, the place went mad. Not only did it represent nearly a quarter of the councilís annual fundraising goal, it would pay to send 500...
  • Clinton Foundation Allegedly Demanded $500K Donation From Supermodel Petra Nemcovaís Charity

    06/29/2015 7:42:06 AM PDT · by safetysign · 13 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 05/31/2015 | Staff
    According to the New York Times, Bill Clinton was willing to show up at the Petra Nemcova gala commemorating the 10th anniversary of the tsunami to accept an award only after the skids were greased with an invoiced $500,000 donation. Pictures at link:
  • Charity salaries (vanity)

    06/19/2015 7:26:19 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    June 19, 2015 | me
    So I'm in a checkout line the other day, and the clerk asks me if I want to donate to this well-known charity. Sure, I say, and the donation is added to my bill. Then, out of curiosity, I look this charity up on Charity Navigator. The charity's president makes quite a bit over $500,000 a year. Well, that just doesn't sit right. Your thoughts?
  • Hillary Clinton charged the Boys and Girls Club a massive fee to speak at a luncheon

    06/18/2015 5:34:50 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 30 replies
    daily mail ^ | 6/16/15 | Francesca Chambers
    - The $200,000 honorarium was the largest the Long Beach, California, organization had ever paid a public figure for an appearance - Normally, speakers donate much of that money back to the small, non-profit that has an annual operating budget of just $3 million - Former secretary of state redirected her check to the Clinton Foundation - which spends $8.1 million a year on travel alone - In 2007, when Bill Clinton headlined the event, he charged the group $150,000 and kept the money for himself Hillary Clinton reportedly charged a Boys and Girls Club chapter $200,000 for an appearance,...
  • I want to thank everyone for their prayers

    06/06/2015 8:14:54 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 20 replies
    self | 06/06/15 | RaceBannon
    I want to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers in the last 2 weeks. My Mom passed on May 24 and we laid her to rest on May 29. Driving up to CT, my car started to fail, the air suspension system was tired, not knowing where it was failing, but on the way home, the warning alarm went off every 25 miles. When I got to Church the day after my mom's funeral, I got a flat tire on the highway that for some reason (THE GRACE OF GOD!) held out until I was safely in the...
  • Extend The Father's Love Let Christ Arise in You [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/01/2015 11:21:53 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 6-1-15 | Bible , Jedediah
    Extend yourselves My Children , extend yourselves for as I love, you to must love even to the ends of the Earth. Give and it shall be given unto you, share in all I have blessed you with in an unending manner for My Love in you knows no boundaries and remembers no wrongs for as much as you allow My Grace in you to overcome all obstacles I then pour out My Storehouses upon you. So do not segregate your hearts from one another but give and not sparingly but lavishly for in this same way I shall give...
  • World's Wealthiest Donate Billions Through the 'Giving Pledge'

    05/31/2015 1:20:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 31, 2015 | Ben Siegel
    How do Warren Buffett and Bill Gates convince the world's wealthiest people to give away most of their fortunes? The billionaires have organized the "Giving Pledge,Ē an initiative launched five years ago to convince others to donate at least half of their wealth to charitable causes around the world.
  • Bill Clinton to Foundation Donors: I Feel Your Pain (begging $$ after scandal scares donors away)

    05/31/2015 8:03:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 29, 2015 | David Freedlander
    Bill Clinton has a message to all those autocrats, petro-billionaires, compromised television journalists, and corporate titans who have been tied to a series of devastating exposes about the Clinton Foundation and its finances: I feel your pain. And we still need your money. [Snip] At times, the letter reads like a Clinton State of the Union speech of old, with him citing example after example of people who have been helped by the foundationís work. One can almost imagine the ďsmallholder farmers in AfricaĒ or the ďwomen entrepreneurs in Latin AmericaĒ or Wazia Chawala, a farmer and single mother in...
  • Beware: Strangest Idol of All Ė Reflection on...Works of Charity Cannot Eclipse Obedience to Christ

    05/26/2015 7:47:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-25-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Beware the Strangest Idol of All ‚Äď A Reflection on How Even Works of Charity Cannot Eclipse Obedience to Christ By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere is a passage in the gospels that breaks conventions and cuts to the core of what has come to be called the ‚ÄúSocial Gospel.‚Ä̬† Before looking at the passage we need to define ‚ÄúSocial Gospel.‚ÄĚ The phrase ‚ÄúSocial Gospel‚ÄĚ emerged in the Protestant denominations but has also come to be used in Catholic circles as well. The Social Gospel is an¬†intellectual movement that was most prominent in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The...
  • Meet the Whore family: from Whore Island!

    05/23/2015 6:34:55 AM PDT · by safetysign · 15 replies
    Joe For America ^ | 05/22/2015 | Baron Von Kowenhoven
    The Clinton Foundation said Thursday it received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from foreign sources, universities, large corporations. South Korea, Thailand and Nigeria. Etc. This after ďforgettingĒ to disclose 1,100 foreign donors. This after the Clinton Foundation failed to report $$tens of millions in foreign donations on their taxes, forcing them to refile at least five yearsí worth of returns. Iím sure the IRS is cool with that Ė after all, they donít have ďTea PartyĒ, ďConservativeĒ , ďChristianĒ or ďPalinĒ in the name of their organization Ė Friend me on Facebook Ė no one turned...
  • Government says four cancer charities are shams

    05/19/2015 9:02:14 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue May 19, 2015 | CNN
    Washington (CNN)In a rare joint action with attorneys general for each of the 50 states, the Federal Trade Commission says four cancer charities run by extended members of the same family conned donors out of $187 million from 2008 through 2012 and spent almost nothing to help actual cancer patients. Federal Trade Commission: Four cancer charities a sham Federal Trade Commission: Four cancer charities a sham Each of the charities charged were the subject of extensive reporting by CNN in 2013. And in each instance, none of the four charities would comment. We were ordered out of the building at...
  • Cancer charities used public's $187 million for cruises, dating sites: FTC

    05/19/2015 6:41:53 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-19-15 | Robert King
    The federal government has charged four sham cancer charities for bilking more than $187 million from consumers for cars, trips, luxury cruises and even dating site memberships. All 50 states and the District of Columbia joined federal officials to charge in federal court the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, Children's Cancer Fund of America and the Breast Cancer Society, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The four charities and various executives were charged with using telemarketing calls, direct mail, websites and other materials to raise money. The money was supposed to provide cancer patients in the U.S. with...
  • How to Kill Christianity

    05/19/2015 5:20:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Trevor Thomas
    Much has been made of the recent Pew poll that highlights Americaís religious landscape. What has drawn the most attention is the apparent decline of Christianity in the U.S. ďThe Christian share of the U.S. population is declining,Ē began the piece. Many liberals took gleeful notice. The Institute on Religion and Democracyís Mark Tooley noted, ďSecularists and their fellow travelers are ecstatic. The secular utopia about which John Lennon crooned is impending. Christianity is finally dying!Ē Of course, this is far from the case, as Tooley later reveals. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the...
  • Touching moment five-year-old boy begs mother to buy homeless man dinner...then says grace

    05/19/2015 12:57:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2015 | Anneta Konstantinides
    A young Alabama boy brought a group of Waffle House diners to tears when he asked his mother to buy dinner for a homeless man he saw outside - and then sang a blessing with him at the table. Ava Faulk said her son Josiah Duncan, 5, wouldn't stop asking her questions when he spotted a disheveled man holding a bag with his bike outside the restaurant in Prattville. When Faulk explained the man was homeless, little Josiah asked 'What does that mean?' Faulk told Josiah that it meant he didn't have a home, to which her son responded, 'Where...
  • How the Clintons Worked the Angles in Haiti

    05/17/2015 4:34:46 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10 May 2015 | Mary Anastasia OíGrady
    Within two weeks of Haitiís January 2010 earthquake, the word had already gone out from the State Department that Bill Clinton would be in charge of U.S. reconstruction efforts. ďThat means,Ē one individual told me and I reported in a Jan. 25, 2010 column, ďif you donít have Clinton connections, you wonít be in the game.Ē The ďgame,Ē as my source called it, meant securing hundreds of millions of dollars in no-bid contracts from the State Departmentís U.S. Agency for International Development and grants from multilateral institutions like the InterAmerican Development Bank, which gets the bulk of its funding from...
  • At bout with Holyfield, Romney saved best jabs for Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and Candy Crowley

    05/16/2015 2:04:05 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 91 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 16, 2015
    Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield had a charity boxing match last night:-snip- Holyfield was declared the victor, but perhaps only because Romney saved his best jabs for Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and Candy Crowley.-snip-Mitt Romney with the joke about wanting his fight against @holyfield to be "as clean as Hillary Clinton's server"-snip-Romney after Holyfield fight: "I'm ready to take on Harry Reid's exercise equipment now.-snip-Romney, with some bite post-fight: "I'm happy to fight anybody so long as Candy Crowley isn't the referee."-snip- Mitt Romney, winner by TKO.
  • Evander Holyfield and Mitt Romney box for charity Ė watch video

    05/16/2015 7:39:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/16/2015
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, and boxing legend Evander Holyfield entered the ring in Salt Lake City on Friday for a bout to raise money for charity. Politics found its way into the charity bout, with one fan playfully shouting: 'Put Hillary in there,' referring to Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
  • NYC will get 500 solar-powered food carts this summer (100 earmarked for disabled veterans)

    05/15/2015 1:37:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Treehugger ^ | May 12, 2015 | Derek Markham
    In a pilot program designed to reduce GHG emissions and safety risks and provide better clean food preparation in mobile food vending, the Big Apple will be home to the next generation of eco-friendly food carts.Food carts, while being convenient for consumers and a good small business venture for foodies and entrepreneurs, are also a source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution, as well as being potential public safety hazards from their onboard propane tanks. And in a metropolis like New York City, with some 8000 mobile food carts on the streets, the environmental and health effects of...
  • Bully apologises to kids he was picking on after being given Bible

    05/14/2015 11:45:59 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 1 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 13 May 2015 | Angie Chui
    All it took was one act of kindness Ė a Bible in particular, to turn the tide for eight year old Phoenix and her brother, seven year old Kingston Walywyn, who were being bullied by a kid from their bus. Like most kids, they were getting frustrated. According to Phoenix, the bully constantly called them names and this made them want to confront him at times. "It made me feel like I wanted to yell at him," Phoenix said in an interview with KHOU. Instead, the siblings told their parents, who asked to have the bus seating arrangement changed....
  • 'Wounded Warriorí Charity Unleashes HellóOn Other Veteran Groups

    05/04/2015 4:12:12 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5-4-15 | Tim Mak
    What happens when a non-profit that was started to help veterans becomes the neighborhood bully? For a charity supposedly devoted to helping veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project spends an enormous amount of time suing or threatening to sue small non-profitsóspending resources on litigation that could otherwise be spent on the vets they profess to serve. At issue is the Wounded Warrior Projectís brand: the charity has become particularly litigious over the use of the phrase Ďwounded warriorí or logos that involve silhouetted soldiers. At least seven such charities have discussed their legal problems with The Daily Beast. The Wounded Warrior...
  • ĎWounded Warriorí Charity Unleashes HellóOn Other Veteran Groups

    05/04/2015 7:05:53 AM PDT · by pabianice · 28 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5/4/15 | Mak`
    What happens when a non-profit that was started to help veterans becomes the neighborhood bully? For a charity supposedly devoted to helping veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project spends an enormous amount of time suing or threatening to sue small non-profitsóspending resources on litigation that could otherwise be spent on the vets they profess to serve. At issue is the Wounded Warrior Projectís brand: the charity has become particularly litigious over the use of the phrase Ďwounded warriorí or logos that involve silhouetted soldiers. At least seven such charities have discussed their legal problems with The Daily Beast. The Wounded Warrior...
  • MDA Telethon Is Ending

    05/01/2015 4:38:01 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies
    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 05/01/2015 | n/a
    The Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon, a Labor Day television tradition for decades, is ending. MDA said Friday that ďthe new realities of television viewing and philanthropic givingĒ make it the right time to end the annual event, memorably hosted for most of its life by Jerry Lewis. Celebrities including Frank Sinatra, John Lennon and Michael Jackson to Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez have performed on the telethon, first hosted by Lewis and Dean Martin in 1956. It moved to Labor Day in 1966. The telethon ran 21 and a half hours in 2010, Lewisí last year as host, and had dwindled...
  • Clinton Charities Raked in Millions of Taxpayer Dollars (greedy parasites sucked-up $7.4M)

    05/01/2015 4:02:08 PM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 5/1/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Embattled Clinton Foundation and Clinton Health Access Initiative its major health-related offshoot received over $7 million from the US government in recent years, according to an analysis of public records conducted by the Washington Free Beacon. The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), chaired by Bill Clinton and run by the former presidentís long-time associate Ira Magaziner, has received $6,010,898 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2010. CHAI, the biggest arm of the Clinton familyís charitable efforts, accounting for 60 percent of all spending, received $3,193,500 in fiscal years 2010, 2011, and 2012, according to federal contracts,...
  • Clinton Foundation stench driving away donors: Politico

    05/01/2015 8:11:02 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4-30-15 | Ed Morrissey
    Gee, I wonder why? After all, many of them havenít yet been identified. Ken Vogel explains that the publicity surrounding the influence-peddling schemes at chez Clinton has potential donors looking elsewhere, but Ö does that apply to those who still want to buy influence? Hmmm. Actually, the fact that so little goes to charity ó and that the rate (6.4% in 2013) has become so public ó is what has them rethinking their commitments:
  • Canadian Charityís Revenue Dropped Substantially the Year Hillary Clinton Resigned as SOS

    05/01/2015 8:23:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-29-15 | John Sexton
    A review of financial documents for the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (Canada) shows the charityís revenue dropped substantially in 2013, the year Hillary Clinton resigned as Secretary of State. For the first time since it was registered to accept donations in 2007, CGEP spent more on salaries and office supplies in 2013 than it did on charitable giving. The NY Times revealed Wednesday that the Canadian charity collected about $33 million between 2008 and 2013 of which $25 million was passed across the border to the U.S. based Clinton Foundation. However there was a sharp drop in giving in 2013,...
  • In 2013, The Clinton Foundation Only Spent 10 Percent Of Its Budget On Charitable Grants

    04/27/2015 7:03:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/27/2015 | Sean Davis
    After a week of being attacked for shady bookkeeping and questionable expenditures, the Clinton Foundation is fighting back. In a tweet posted last week, the Clinton Foundation claimed that 88 percent of its expenditures went ‚Äúdirectly to [the foundation‚Äôs] life-saving work.‚ÄĚ More than 88% of our expenditures go directly to our life-changing work: http://t.co/5BrnpBtIp6 pic.twitter.com/GoKfRE9rKq Clinton Foundation (@ClintonFdn) April 25, 2015 There‚Äôs only one problem: that claim is demonstrably false. And it is false not according to some partisan spin on the numbers, but because the organization‚Äôs own tax filings contradict the claim.In order for the 88 percent claim...
  • The Obamas Pay $93,362 in Federal Taxes for 2014 Income; Gave $70k to charities

    04/11/2015 10:58:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/11/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, paid $93,362 in federal taxes last year with an earning of $477,383, which is a lower income than in the past few years due to a decline in the sales of the president's biographies. They gave $70,712 to 33 charities. The Obamas paid taxes at an effective rate of 19.6 percent, according to 2014 tax returns released by the White House, The Associated Press reports. "In January 2013, the President signed into law legislation that extended tax cuts to middle-class and working families and helped improve the country's fiscal health by asking the...
  • Prince Harry makes a dramatic Spitfire flight

    04/05/2015 6:06:08 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 April 2015 | BBC
    Prince Harry is seen flying a Spitfire upside down in footage released from his charity work with injured veterans. The prince was cheering and smiling as he rolled the plane during a flight along the Isle of Wight coastline in August last year. The stunt was to promote his Spitfire scholarship which offers training for wounded servicemen and women. He also met two trainees who are hoping to pilot the aircraft in a Battle of Britain flypast.
  • Leftist Campaign: No More Charity, the Poor Vote Likud

    03/22/2015 10:58:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 3/22/15 | Gil Ronen
    The latest trend among leftists who were shocked by their defeat at the polls Tuesday is an apparently spontaneous campaign called ďDon't Give,Ē which calls on people to stop donating to the poorer Israelis and the socio-economically weaker regions known as ďthe periphery,Ē because these Israelis insist on voting for Likud, in election after election. The campaign's name in Hebrew, Lo Latet, is a reference to Latet (ďTo GiveĒ), a major charity group that collects donations for the needy. The campaign started as a Facebook trend, which gathered steam after it was reported about in the news, and has turned...
  • The quake in Salt Lake: Mitt Romney to box Evander Holyfield for charity on May 15

    03/17/2015 9:19:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/17/2015 | AllahPundit
    A logical pairing. One‚Äôs a washed-up former champion who didn‚Äôt know when to quit, the other‚Äôs Evander Holyfield.No no, I kid. There are obvious differences between them. For instance, Holyfield had to defeat some legit heavyweights, not just tomato cans, to earn his title. Zing.The next time you hear someone call Mayweather/Pacquiao the fight of the century, you tell ‚Äėem it‚Äôs not even the best fight in May. In fact, Romney is slated to fight former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield in the marquis event during a several-bout evening at the Rail Event Center near the Union Pacific Depot...
  • Fat Popes, Hunger, And Entitlement Mentality

    02/10/2015 10:46:54 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 15 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | 2/10/15 | Mundabor
    There is no ďright to foodĒ. Food never was any sort of fundamental ďrightĒ. Saint Paul already warned us that to those who do not want to work, we shall give no food. You canít find any clearer evidence that food is not a fundamental right of the person. Of course, charity demands that we feed the hungry. But this is not a subjective right of the hungry, merely the result of the charitable help of those who feed them because Ė let us say this once again Ė consider them, in their charity, worthy of being fed. Charity is...
  • MLA Gets Religion Wrong

    01/28/2015 7:17:58 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 27, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    When professors do pay attention to religion, they usually get it wrong. ďConservatives would rather have [social welfare] provided by religious organizations, which is incompatible with other aspects of Catholic social teaching,Ē Robin Sowards, an adjunct professor at Duquesne University told an audience at the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Vancouver, Canada. Here are a few highlights from the history of Catholic Charities: October 24, 1727óďUrsuline sisters arrive from France to open an orphanage, school for street girls, and health facility in New Orleans. It is the first formal Catholic charity in the present United States.Ē January 1, 1845óďThe...
  • United Way postpones Coral Gables event headlining Chelsea Clinton [Global Warming Effect]

    01/28/2015 4:10:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 1/27/15 | Andrea Torres
    ....The gathering of about 1,000 women -- to be at The University of Miami's BankUnited Center -- was set to begin Wednesday. But it was one of the many events in South Florida that have been postponed or cancelled due to a historic blizzard named Juno. Organizers announced Tuesday that the breakfast with Clinton will be held Monday, March 16. The 34-year-old, who lives in a New York City apartment with her 36-year-old husband Marc Mezvinsky, will headline the gathering of more than 1,000 women. Adriana Cisneros, vice chairman of Cisnero and the chair of the event, said in a...
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    01/27/2015 2:57:37 PM PST · by ravenwolf · 42 replies
    my own | 1/27/2015 | randwolf
    Mathew 18 1 AT that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Who thinkest thou is the greater in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus calling unto him a little child, set him in the midst of them, 3 And said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And he that shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me. 6...
  • State Persecuting 88-year-old Doctor Who Treats Poor From His Car

    01/22/2015 8:34:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | January 21, 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    Doctorsí house calls are considered a thing of the past, but not in the appointment book of Dr. Carrol Frazier Landrum, an 88-year-old physician from Edwards, Mississippi. The good doctor will see you no matter who you are, where you are, or how much money you have ó as long his 2007 Toyota Camry can deliver him to your location. But now his stateís medical board wants to see him gone. Dr. Landrum, a WWII veteran, was forced to make a change after crime drove him from his Edwards, Mississippi, office two years ago, and he couldnít find another space...
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  • Feds indict Seda, Al-Haramain

    02/18/2005 9:23:47 AM PST · by wanderin · 12 replies · 374+ views
    Mail Tribune ^ | 02/18/2005 | By DAMIAN MANN
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  • House Panel to Ask for NSA Spying Probe

    12/09/2008 12:15:10 AM PST · by hamboy · 2 replies · 409+ views
    Privacy Digest ^ | December 9, 2008 | MacRonin
    House Panel to Ask for NSA Spying Probe A congressional panel will ask the National Security Agency's internal watchdog to investigate whether the super-secret spy agency eavesdropped without warrants on a Muslim scholar and later hid that evidence in a 2005 terror prosecution that got him a life sentence.The House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel and the judge overseeing the case want the NSA's inspector general to find out if the government failed to disclose evidence that might have cleared the name of a Northern Virginia spiritual leader Ali al-Timimi, Rep. Rush Holt (D- New Jersey) told the New York Times.That...