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If you won either of the Big Ones: How much would you set aside for Charity?

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Posted: August 6, 2013, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

Excuse me for jumping in here but I was under the impression that "tithe" means a tenth or ten?

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    Posted: August 6, 2013, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

    Excuse me for jumping in here but I was under the impression that "tithe" means a tenth or ten?

    Yes, you are right, tithe means a tenth of something.

    I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

    The odds are about the same.

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      Posted: August 6, 2013, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

      A few years ago the question was "If you won a lottery jackpot how much should you give the clerk who sold you the ticket?".  Eventually most everyone decided the question was BS and no one owed clerks anything extra for doing their jobs.

      I'm sure most will come to a similar conclusion concerning this question too.  Giving to charities, churches or any other organization is a personal choice.

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        Posted: August 7, 2013, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

        As I do not know Charity and have yet to met her, I doubt if I would be giving her anything.  Is she a pole dancer or what?

        Oh, wait...huh?.. not the person but the activity.  Oh.

         

        NEVER MIND.

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          Posted: August 8, 2013, 10:42 am - IP Logged

          ZERO cash to charities, but I would purchase machines for hospitals, holiday tickets for sick kids etc. etc.

          Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late - Benjamin Franklin.
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            Posted: August 8, 2013, 11:00 am - IP Logged

            Most of it.


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              Posted: August 8, 2013, 11:09 am - IP Logged

              ZERO cash to charities, but I would purchase machines for hospitals, holiday tickets for sick kids etc. etc.

              Machines and "holiday tickets" at hospitals? You gonna set up lottery dispensing machines at the hospital?


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                Posted: August 8, 2013, 11:09 am - IP Logged

                What?


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                  Posted: August 8, 2013, 11:12 am - IP Logged

                  A few years ago the question was "If you won a lottery jackpot how much should you give the clerk who sold you the ticket?".  Eventually most everyone decided the question was BS and no one owed clerks anything extra for doing their jobs.

                  I'm sure most will come to a similar conclusion concerning this question too.  Giving to charities, churches or any other organization is a personal choice.

                  But dont forget, everyone has 2 pay D Piper..... I'm giving half up front.

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                    Posted: August 8, 2013, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

                    A few years ago the question was "If you won a lottery jackpot how much should you give the clerk who sold you the ticket?".  Eventually most everyone decided the question was BS and no one owed clerks anything extra for doing their jobs.

                    I'm sure most will come to a similar conclusion concerning this question too.  Giving to charities, churches or any other organization is a personal choice.

                    "Giving to charities, churches or any other organization is a personal choice."

                    Nope, bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzttt!!!  Wrong, wrong, wrong.

                    When you pay the bucket load of taxes on your win you are mandated by the government to give money to charities that they decide to give your money to.  Thus it is not a "personal choice" it is charity by government mandate.

                    You are, in effect, outsourcing a good share of your charitable giving to the government whether you like it or not!

                    Whether you realize it or not a good portion of the taxes get spent on charity (foreign aid, farm subsidies, oil company subsidies, etc...etc...etc...).

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                      Posted: August 10, 2013, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

                      Machines and "holiday tickets" at hospitals? You gonna set up lottery dispensing machines at the hospital?

                      I actually meant like a scanner or something, and sending sick kids on their dream holidays.

                      Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late - Benjamin Franklin.
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                        Posted: August 10, 2013, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

                        ZERO cash to charities, but I would purchase machines for hospitals, holiday tickets for sick kids etc. etc.

                        Twenty years ago hospitals in my area were owned by the community and people regularly contributed money or left part of their estates to to them to buy equipment and or to expand but now they have all been taken over by private for profit organizations.  Why would anyone give their money to a private for profit organization?

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: August 10, 2013, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

                          are strippers and barmen considered charity?

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                            Posted: August 10, 2013, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

                            Excuse me for jumping in here but I was under the impression that "tithe" means a tenth or ten?

                            "Jumping in" is not only acceptable behavior, it is encouraged......

                            Yes, for those who do not understand biblical terms the "tithe" is 10%.

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                              Posted: August 11, 2013, 4:33 am - IP Logged

                              Twenty years ago hospitals in my area were owned by the community and people regularly contributed money or left part of their estates to to them to buy equipment and or to expand but now they have all been taken over by private for profit organizations.  Why would anyone give their money to a private for profit organization?

                              I did say "ZERO cash" Also in the UK I think the NHS might appreciate a machine or two.

                              Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late - Benjamin Franklin.