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Re: Smile, baby

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John Oliver had a bunch of recommendations for charities on his show Sunday night. This article in the Atlantic lists them. I think it got them all, but I haven't rewatched the show yet to check.


Posted by: Dave W. | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 12:08 PM
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Rifles. Seriously, I'm doing the Cato the Elder thing from here on out.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 12:20 PM
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Center for Reproductive Rights


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 12:30 PM
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This isn't the thread for penis names.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 12:32 PM
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As for being on topic, I want to donate to whoever can most effectively remind people who voted for Trump or who stayed home of what Trump's actions have done for them. I don't know who that is yet.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 12:37 PM
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The Faithless Electors Legal Defense Fund.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 12:58 PM
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Southern Poverty Law Center. Trevor Project. Equal Justice Initiative.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 1:31 PM
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I hate to say it, but I am worried about this problem. I would give money on a pretty broad scale if it wouldn't increase the amount of spam and mail I get by an order of magnitude, or even result in the absolute worst thing that could result from a Trump election: live people calling me on the phone to ask for money.


Posted by: lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 1:43 PM
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You could give somebody an order of pears from Harry & David so that you get so much mail from them you don't even see the other spam.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 1:46 PM
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I hate to say it, but I am worried about this problem. I would give money on a pretty broad scale if it wouldn't increase the amount of spam and mail I get by an order of magnitude, or even result in the absolute worst thing that could result from a Trump election: live people calling me on the phone to ask for money.

My concern as well. What I'd like is for somebody to set up something at actblue (or similar) which will allow me to make a lump sum donation and have it be automatically (and anonymously) split between a handful of different charities.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 2:02 PM
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Bitcoin? Cash? Money order?


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 2:04 PM
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Spike's Weed Fund


Posted by: Not Spike | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 2:05 PM
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I also get enough catalogs from retailers targeting crunchy, active 40something UMC white women to deforest every single photographed landscape in all the catalogs put together. I wish they would all send me one free pair of socks made from recycled catalogs, once a year.

I am also soliciting plans/bids for building a small warm ski chalet out of Prana catalogs and, if helpful, printed-out daily emails from Dwell (a gift subscription from me to someone else! no use updating the address).


Posted by: lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 2:05 PM
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12: Tangential, but a friend from Boston was visiting recently and wanted to check out a dispensary, which wasn't hard because they've popped up since legalization like chanterelles after a good first fall rain, and it was convenient because the bar where we were drinking happened to be next door to one. Windowless, totally posh, and had fat joints on sale for $2.75 that turned out to be ridiculously strong even by Oregonian standards. Sorry, children, see you in eight years.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 2:36 PM
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Sorry, children, see you in eight years.

Four years, dammit.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 3:06 PM
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Don't steal half of his joint. There's a charity established to get you one.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 3:07 PM
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ACLU, SPLC, Planned Parenthood, Washington Post and the Guardian. Probably should add something environmental but not sure what.


Posted by: edna k. | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 3:28 PM
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I would add the Canadian Center for Disability Studies, because I've just met the nice Canadian lady who runs it.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 3:41 PM
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You could just give money to any Canadians, really.


Posted by: edna k. | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 4:13 PM
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My go-to is MSF, with Planned Parenthood second. I figure that Trump will probably bomb enough MSF hospitals that they could really use the help. I try to throw them a little money every time we bomb one of their facilities, but I think I'll go with the prepaid bulk package this time.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 4:13 PM
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ACLU - I have been making monthly donations for some time. When the brownshirts come get me the ACLU better show up.


Posted by: Out West | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 4:36 PM
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10: My concern as well. What I'd like is for somebody to set up something at actblue (or similar) which will allow me to make a lump sum donation and have it be automatically (and anonymously) split between a handful of different charities.

https://www.fidelitycharitable.org/
Been using them for years. If you can manage the $5,000 initial contribution, it comes pretty close to what you specified. You get a charitable write-off at the time you donate to the fund, and then get to specify what happens to it. (There are some restrictions on what you can designate donations to, mostly that they have to be 510(c)(3) US-based charities, and you can't be deriving a personal benefit from the donation - so no giving to public radio to get the tote bag.) You can specify one-time or repeated donations. You can make the donations anonymous if you want, or you can let the organization know. Fidelity doesn't call you to contribute more - that's at your discretion.

I started using them because I had some appreciated stock that I wanted to use to make charitable donations, and Fidelity offers a lot of advantages if you want to go that way. If you want to take advantage of the tax benefits of donating appreciated stock, you can't sell it yourself - you have to give the stock itself away. But a lot of smaller charities aren't set up to accept stock donations without having to go through a lot of hassle on their end, and there's a timing mismatch between your desire to donate the stock when it's up in the market and the charity's desire to have a relatively steady income flow. Fidelity nicely bridges both problems. They can accept the stock donation when it's up (for maximum tax benefit to you), and then dole out a steady stream of checks over time to the charity, who only needs to cash the checks instead of establishing their own brokerage account. Also, they are a broker themselves, so they can accept transfer of the stock through the inter-broker network from whatever broker you use, instead of you having to get certificates and mailing them. Basically, they make stock donation a lot less hassle for many UMC folks who are well enough off to have some stock investment, but not so rich as to have their own private foundation.


Posted by: Dave W. | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 5:29 PM
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The Canadian disability lady I met was all about accepting stock contributions. Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) manages it for them. I wonder what kind of cut the broker is taking.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 5:49 PM
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Foster Campbell. This election isn't over. (Like, literally.)


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 8:05 PM
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Foster Campbell. This election isn't over. (Like, literally.)


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 8:06 PM
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(Pasted the wrong link the first time. Use the second.)


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 8:06 PM
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24 is an interesting story.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 8:13 PM
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The murderer really looks like a murderer in the '"No Country For Old Men" anybody with a haircut that bad must be up to something evil' kind of way.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 8:20 PM
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It is. Two of those murders happened in a park right by my apartment.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 8:21 PM
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So this a weird but reassuring development.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 8:21 PM
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29 to 27. I don't really watch movies but 28 does seem right.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 8:22 PM
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Last time a wrong link was pasted it was about liking anal beads.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 8:53 PM
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There's even a Berkowitz in that story.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 9:10 PM
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Yeah, but he's one of the good guys this time.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 9:11 PM
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He just won't listen.


Posted by: Opinionated Dog | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 9:16 PM
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The Immigration Project is a worthy cause, if anyone wants to donate a bit of money in an anti-Trump direction.


Posted by: Just Plain Jane | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 9:57 PM
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