GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Better that the homeless and needy starve?

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

2019-Feb-05

https://www.theadvocates.org/2019/02/california-charity-becomes-casualty-city-regulators/

A California Charity Becomes a Casualty of City Regulators
Remso Martinez•February 3, 2019

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Charity is a beautiful thing that everyone tends to support, regardless of creed or partisan slant. However, there is a strange concept of “forced” charity that both Republicans and Democrats try to enforce in their own various ways. Whether it is through entitlements, bailouts, or pork spending, some in government think that their involvement makes everything better, but in reality, those good intentions more often than not have adverse consequences.

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The primary change for Deliverance is the requirement that no food may be prepared in a volunteer’s home, which has been our primary method of food preparation. The Board of Directors discussed options for utilizing an existing food prep facility, but due to the distributed nature of the organization, this option would prove to be cumbersome and perhaps only a short term solution to the problem. As a result, Deliverance, San Diego can no longer prepare hot meals for distribution to the homeless population of downtown San Diego without incurring significant logistical and financial costs.

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If the government can create laws that restrict free people from providing a home cooked meal to the homeless, what is there to stop them from crafting a law that prohibits me from giving a pan of brownies to a neighbor? Or an office potluck where everyone brings a meal? This example might sound exaggerative but this whole situation creates a slippery slope for more state intervention in consensual and voluntary exchanges.

While the intentions of the regulators might be good, the homeless and needy probably would prefer a free meal instead of going hungry.

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Remember this “homelessness” crisis was caused, at least in part, by the Gooferment closing mental institutions while promising community support, high property taxes, rental regulations, and the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”.

So naturally we can’t have any solution other than a Gooferment one!

Argh!

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INSPIRATIONAL: All the Body Parts You Can Donate

Saturday, December 24, 2016

https://vitals.lifehacker.com/all-the-body-parts-you-can-donate-to-a-good-cause-1789732939

All the Body Parts You Can Donate to a Good Cause
Beth Skwarecki Tuesday 10:00am Filed to: BODY HACKS 

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Bone Marrow

Who needs it? People with leukemias and lymphomas, bone marrow diseases, and immune system disorders like SCID may need a bone marrow transplant. They can’t just use any bone marrow, either: the donor’s tissue type has to match the recipient’s. Most patients who need a transplant can’t find a family member whose tissue type is a close enough match to allow them to donate. That’s why registries are so important—maybe you are someone’s match.

Who can donate? Guidelines for who can donate bone marrow are similar to those for donating blood. In addition, you have to be a good tissue match for the person who needs bone marrow. People are most likely to match with someone else from their racial or ethnic background, so registries especially need people whose heritage is African, Latino, Native American, Asian, or mixed race. Most doctors will request a donor who is under 45 years old, since younger people’s cells make for more successful transplants.

How to donate: Sign up for the National Marrow Donor Program. As part of the registration process, you will swab your cheek and send the swab for testing. This is how they know what tissue type you are. Once you are on the registry, there’s about a 1 in 500 chance that you will end up being somebody’s marrow donor.

There are two ways you might be asked to donate. The older method is a surgery where you get a giant needle in your hip. It’s great for medical TV, but not very common anymore. These days it’s more likely that you will get five daily injections of a medication called filgrastim that causes your bone marrow to release stem cells into your blood. When you donate, a machine will spend several hours filtering those cells out of your blood. In the meantime you can watch movies and chat with friends. If you’ve been put off of donating bone marrow because you were afraid it was a huge, painful needle, don’t be.

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What better way to celebrate the Christmas season?

Helping your fellow human being.

Will it hurt? Maybe. But imagine how it would be to be on the other side of it. Needing but not having a donor.

Wish I was under 45.

Maybe because Our Girl Frau Reinke passed away from an unknown blood disease makes this more impact with me. 

p.s., I’m a platelet and organ donor. (Platelet donations is a two hour process where, I swear, they remove them from your butt via a handy vein. I know it comes from one’s butt because that’s the only part of me that hurts. And, no, I am NOT supine on my wallet, funny people!)

Give life.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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LIBERTARIAN: So libertarians don’t use government programs or entities?

Monday, November 17, 2014

RESPONDING ON FACEBOOK

>So libertarians don’t use government programs or entities? 

When you’re in a rigged game, you have to play the cards you’re dealt. Your Gooferment has stolen my wealth that I could use to provide for myself, my family, and my neighbors.

So, what happens, when the Gooferment programs don’t cover the needs?

Then, I have to help my relatives, friends, and neighbors out of the pittance that is left to me.

And we then have TV commercials for Wounded Warriors pandering for an additional 19$ per month because the politicians and bureaucrats have squandered everything they have stolen.

>Next time there’s a fire or the need for the police who will a libertarian call? 

Certainly NOT the police. Look how much worse they make things when they roll in with an armored vehicle and an attitude. 

If I could control my money, my insurance company would provide fire and security. 

Research how Ben Franklin organized fire response by selling insurance. Voluntarily. If you didn’t buy insurance, they’d respond and bill you for the actual cost. Within a year, everyone subscribed. BUT it was a PRIVATE business. What we’d call today a non-profit. 

>You confuse Congress with the government. I extend an invitation every time I give a speech for people to come by our office. Our staff has one priority- the veteran. No megalomaniacs, no insidious thoughts on how to screw people. 

Unfortunately, it’s all just one big Gooferment. Plus, you’re part of the overall problem. 

>Just good people doing a good job for a fair wage. No better or worse than any corporation who seek every tax exemption they can find. No better or worse than the honest attorney or stock broker who gets lumped into the pot with the bad ones. Certainly no better or worse than the honest IT folks who aren’t using their skills to hack systems and steal personal information from supposedly secure systems. 

Well, we can quibble about “good job” and “fair wage”. 

Austrian Economics points out that without a free market, Gooferment has a computational problem.

Without two equal entities striking a bargain, how is a price established.

>People are bad not entities. 

Individuals are good and bad. It’s when they gather together and claim a monopoly on the use of force and claim the mantle of “government”, the really bad ones seek to control others.

>The founding fathers you love were the government. Now they were megalomaniacs – and racist, misogynists who wrote the rules to favor people whose reflection they saw in the mirror.

The Dead Old White Guys were trying to to create a State of Liberty. Freedom was unknown in the world at the time. “Love” is not the verb I’d use. 

Remember they created the Articles of Confederation that had a weak Federal Government to join the States into a Union.

Call them all the names you want but they were revolutionary libertarians.

What they created lasted very well for many decades. It started to go off track with the Constitution and the Federalists creating the Big Government that was perverted to what we have today.

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Bad people do bad things. Gooferment gives those bad people way too much power over individuals.

Argh! 

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And, stealing back (i.e., using Gooferment “services”) is all that a victim of today’s Gooferment can do.

“What do you call it when someone steals someone else’s money secretly? Theft. What do you call it when someone takes someone else’s money openly by force? Robbery. What do you call it when a politician takes someone else’s money in taxes and gives it to someone who is more likely to vote for him? Social justice.” — Thomas Sowell

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VETERANS: Dogs for vets

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Reader S.F. mentioned that a pilot program of matching dogs with vets was specifically vetoed by the U.S. Veteran’s Administration (VA), which made it categorical that dogs would only be provided for a small and traditional list of needs, such a guide dogs for the blind. So of course others did it. An old story with a great new ending: Hounds and Heroes.

http://houndsandheroes.com/

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Tell me again about a “grateful nation” and that “compassionate Gooferment”!

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FUN: Taylor Swift is #1 in something that really counts

Thursday, December 27, 2012

‘Celebs gone good’: Taylor Swift named most charitable celebrity of 2012 after $4M donation

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

PUBLISHED: 22:57 EST, 25 December 2012 | UPDATED: 23:32 EST, 25 December 2012

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2253258/Taylor-Swift-named-charitable-celebrity-2012.html#ixzz2GBg4y6td

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political: am i just being a grinch?

Monday, November 19, 2012

I was listening over the net to NJ101.5 to get info about Seaside Heights.

The Guv’s wife, Mary Pat, was on touting the Guv’s amd Ms Guv’s charity.

Now I’m sure that she’s a very nice lady, but doesn’t anyone see a “structural problem”.

The government is taking over “charity”.

In the old days, “relief societies” were formed. Fraternal organizations abounded. Churches were virogous.

I remember reading how after the Chicago fire folks were helped with loans and such. There was networking and judgement. The able body were shown were work was available. Loans were provided and paid back. The truly devastated were taken in.

So what I see is that cradle to grave, Mommy Government will take care of all your needs. Daddy Government will hand out welfare checks.

Handouts are not a hand up.

Only by affiliation can people be truly moved out of poverty. They walk out of it by their own efforts with help and guidance of good people helping. Not doing for.

Sorry, but I guess I am the modern embodiment of old Ebenezer!

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RANT: Charity gets you slack in my thinking

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

FROM FACEBOOK:

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Hillary Rosen, please stop talking. Attacking a candidates spouse because she stayed home with her family is wrong. Mrs. Romney seems like a good person regardless of her husbands lack of inability to articulate his true position on any policy issue.

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SO OF COURSE I HAVE TO CHIME IN:

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‎”Liberal” “Feminists” are nether tolerant, not champions of all women. All we have to do is look to Africa and Asia and see what happens when you don’t value half the population for what they do every day.

I’m not a Romney fan, but anyone, who gives that much to charity, gets a lot of slack. (Personally, Joe Biden’s $381 for a self-proclaimed Catholic just sends me into orbit.) By their works, you shall know them.

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AND I GET BACK:

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I agree. They both seem like nice people, good parents and seem to be happy. I may disagree with them politically but as people I respect them and I certainly admire his business acumen. As for Biden, The idea that the Church gets any of his money saddens me. there has to be a better charity to give to then one who practices misogyny and whose titular head lives in the dark ages. Of course that is just IMHO.

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SO I CONCLUDE WITH:

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Hmmm, “Dark Ages”, isn’t that “harsh”. For all the good works that Holy Mother Church does. As far as “misogyny”, I’m just a fat old white guy injineer and don’t do good with them big wurds. When I criticize, I try to remember: “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”. In Biden’s case, even Jesus got lost his kool and physical with the money changers. When you put yourself forward as an exemplar, you’re fair game for critique. I, otoh <on the other hand> — that was my de-jargon-izer kicking in automagically — don’t pretend to exemplify anything. Except I’m proud of my humility. There’s so much I have to be humble about.

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Makes a good blog post. Or would you call it filler?

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