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Posted by: thedesertrat1 ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 02:06PM

A few years ago I raised a fund that I used to help folks who were desperate.
I spent 80% of the funds directly to those in need.
what is the consensus here?
Should I start doing that again?

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Posted by: bradley ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 03:28PM

If it worked the first time, sure. Or start a religion and buy up real estate.

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Posted by: Roy G Biv ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 03:41PM

so you keep $200 for every $1000? Not bad work if you can get it.

Red Cross does $91 for evey $1000, and they have overhead.

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Posted by: thedesertrat1 ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 03:50PM

I am just thinking about it for now. All input is welcome so I can make a good call.

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Posted by: Roy G Biv ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 03:53PM

My input is to give it all to charity and not keep any. I'm a musician and often perfom and get paid, sometimes quite well. I give it all away to good causes.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 04:13PM

What sort of music do you play, Miles?

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Posted by: Roy G Biv ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 04:46PM

It varies Lucy. I played 80's new wave and rock in the early 80s, played in an oldies/ classic rock band in the late 80s at BYU, wrote/ performed original grunge rock in the mid 90s, wrote and recorded an album of rock in the early 2000s at home, studied and performed east indian classical on sitar in the 2006 - 2009 range, switched to writing/ performing original acoustic folk/ Americana in 2010, currently looking at joining another oldies/ classic rock band so I can get back to electric guitar and lead vocals, and I'm still writing/ performing/ recording my original acoustic songs and beginning to add in electric guitar too.

Have a new song that just popped out a couple days ago, this and the last one I wrote have a british/ Mersey beat sound to them, also have originals in a jazz style, Latin (sung in spanish), blues, etc.

In the oldies/ classic rock band at BYU, we actually got signed, went to California to Lucas Film studios and recorded an album of oldies along with 4 original songs. I was happy to have one of my songs on the album and one I cowrote with the other guitar player. Good times.

I'm all over the map....but not quit off the edge yet.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 04:58PM

> I'm all over the map....but not quit off the edge
> yet.

I look forward to when you fall off like the rest of us. Just remember to be careful of the women who are armed.

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Posted by: Roy G Biv ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 06:50PM

If they have more than two arms, I could be in big trouble!

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 06:54PM

I like leggy woman. Some with three legs.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 06:57PM

That isn't a woman you are thinking about.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 06:59PM

I must get to the bottom of this!

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 11:50PM

I'll leave that in your capable hands.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: January 14, 2021 12:20PM

They are big...but delicate. I need some help sometimes with the big things.

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: January 10, 2021 12:57PM

ARE YOU KIM THAYIL?!??!?!?!

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: January 10, 2021 01:00PM

I would absolutely *die* if you were Kim Thayil, whom I don't think you are, but still.

He's easily my favorite that came out of '90s grunge and totally underrated.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/2021 09:06PM by Beth.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: January 14, 2021 03:45AM

He could be. I looked up Kim Thayil's photos and he looks just like an old AP. The only inconsonant note is his insistence that Johnny the Smoke was only interested in barbeque and smoked meats. If he'd let my suspicions stand, I'd say definitely yes.

Now I say yes because I hope it is true.

And Beth, didn't you want to ride off into the sunset with Cornell? If I were Thayil, I'm not sure I would forgive such perfidy.

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Posted by: jay ( )
Date: January 14, 2021 10:37PM

Can you give us a link where you’re playing jazz or blues. Especially if there’s some improvisation involved. Keep it anonymous if you want to. Please . . .

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Posted by: dp ( )
Date: January 14, 2021 02:28AM

Roy G Biv Wrote:
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> My input is to give it all to charity and not keep
> any. I'm a musician and often perfom and get
> paid, sometimes quite well. I give it all away to
> good causes.


I also (pre-Covid) played paying gigs here and there. Didn't get paid that well, however. I ended up spending most of the $$ on gas money getting back and forth to said gigs.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 03:57PM

Every little bit helps.

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Posted by: caffiend ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 05:10PM


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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 06:54PM

Like you need more money.

Edit: surprised it wasn't your gun fund.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/08/2021 06:55PM by Elder Berry.

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Posted by: moremany ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 08:40PM

Who is desperate?

Re: the fund- hope you can fund me. I like to have fun, funds or no funds. Maybe we could fund everybody... while we're having fun.

Destitute may be a more apropos term. Down on their luck. Poor. Broke. Penniless. Short of Funds. In Between Jobs, Checks, or Luck. Needing assistance...

How do you select whom to give to? And, how could this operation ever end. And, thanks for doing it. For being you.

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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: January 14, 2021 09:59AM

Oy. We already have several incoherent posters here. I wouldn't try to horn in if I were you. They are trained professionals.

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Posted by: NeverSeenThis ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 09:16PM

Live In Real Time
The pastor just asked not wanting to embarass anyone, who is in need and surprisingly one person raised their hand.

Got them one thousand dollars cash some lady wanted to pay forward.

I found it touching.

https://north.newlifechurch.org/service

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 11:48PM

My Bad;

I thought this thread was about ChurchCo being desperate...

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: January 14, 2021 10:03PM

These are desperate times!!!

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Posted by: moremany ( )
Date: January 14, 2021 10:19PM

elderolddog Wrote:
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> These are desperate times!!!


Yeah but JS's LDSc BEGAN desperate... but TRUTH, MONEY, SEX, CONVERTS (but not necessarily in that order) and has only grown more desperate by the day.

That's what happens when you build your church on SHAKY ground. And the misLeaders aren't grounded (in faith, kindness, charity, truth, reality, and good deeds...). And the followers are DESPERATELY seeking the truth [the 'church' isn't willing to share], or ANYTHING!

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: January 14, 2021 10:57PM

A high tide alters the shoreline; sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. Which is why I got a travel trailer...

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Posted by: moremany ( )
Date: January 14, 2021 11:43PM

Totally. That's also why I wear shore breeches near the short line.

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