The Best Nation in the World...

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The Best Nation in the World...

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:30 am

"Donation". Or at least that's what that panhandler told me on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade and it took a significant amount of self-control to not start a fight.

But seriously, our "keep the Swamp alive" fund that was started over eight years ago has now eroded to the point where I now have to come to you, hat in hand, and ask for you to throw a few bones onto the pile so we can keep Jpops in the black (if only howard was around to remind us how much Jpops sucks).

Preferred method of donation is to PayPal funds to SwampDSafe at the email of the googles. If you desire another method of contribution, you can email me at that address, send a DM, email me at my normal email address, or whatever.
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Re: The Best Nation in the World...

Post by brian » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:42 am

This will remain an announcement until we raise enough money to keep the hosting going for another few years. What's your assessment of how much that would be, DSafe? I'll send some money your way as soon as I figure out my PayPal password.
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Post by BSF21 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:53 am

brian wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:42 am
This will remain an announcement until we raise enough money to keep the hosting going for another few years. What's your assessment of how much that would be, DSafe? I'll send some money your way as soon as I figure out my PayPal password.
Ditto. What's the damage. And how much to buy Zipper a front page so we can be the new Deadspin?
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:00 am

The first round of donations in 2011 netted $1,131.79 and we haven't had to ask for more money since then (looking at my records for paying out, Jpops hasn't asked for money every year). Based on what we have now ($148.14) and the current cost of keeping the lights on for a year ($228), if we get another $1,000 in donations, that would keep the site up for about five years.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:24 am

Nice.
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Post by tennbengal » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:52 am

I am good for pitching in.

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Post by Johnnie » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:18 am

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Post by Ryan » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:54 am

Donated to mayor Pete and the swamp today. feels good

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Post by rass » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:02 pm

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Post by edwzipper » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:25 pm

Something soon from me.
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Re: The Best Nation in the World...

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:53 pm

All, we are already over $500 in donations today. Thanks to all.
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Post by brian » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:00 pm

We'll leave this up for a few days. If you've already given, thanks and let's give the folks who haven't been around today yet a chance to kick in over the next few days, but I think we should set a goal of about $1,000 before we call off the pledge drive for a few years. If we're not there by next Friday we'll discuss next steps at that point.
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Post by edwzipper » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:10 pm

I remember when I would get money (not a lot) from the Sportsfrog.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:08 am

Is Venmo an option?
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Post by The Sybian » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:42 pm

Hey, I donated 8 years ago! This place is a fucking scam.
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Post by Shirley » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:20 pm

To be clear, jpops has never asked for this money. And in fact, multiple times he has said he doesn't want the repayment. But I get the yearly notices from A Small Orange too so I know when to tell DSafe to send him some money.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by Johnny Carwash » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:03 pm

Is there a stretch goal to change the things under our names?
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Re: The Best Nation in the World...

Post by DSafetyGuy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:49 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:08 am
Is Venmo an option?
Yes, drop me an email or PM, as my sign and I are not going to be on College Gameday this week.
The Sybian wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:42 pm
Hey, I donated 8 years ago! This place is a fucking scam.
Weird how I don't have the email from PayPal or a record of your earlier donation in my spreadsheet.

I wonder if that lurker who donated on 2011 is still lurking. Hello, choateward (screen name he gave me "in case I ever do join"), wherever you are.
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Post by mister d » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:52 pm

Did I give the same amount? That's what I was shooting for.
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Post by The Sybian » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:57 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:49 pm
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:08 am
Is Venmo an option?
Yes, drop me an email or PM, as my sign and I are not going to be on College Gameday this week.
The Sybian wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:42 pm
Hey, I donated 8 years ago! This place is a fucking scam.
Weird how I don't have the email from PayPal or a record of your earlier donation in my spreadsheet.

I wonder if that lurker who donated on 2011 is still lurking. Hello, choateward (screen name he gave me "in case I ever do join"), wherever you are.
Is there a line on your spreadsheet to account for blowing JPops? We each give in our own ways.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:32 pm

mister d wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:52 pm
Did I give the same amount? That's what I was shooting for.
Your three donations have all been for different sums.

This is where you lord it over the rest of us that you randomly made a donation in 2016.
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Post by blundercrush » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:32 pm

thanks for the not drugs

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Post by mister d » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:53 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:32 pm
Your three donations have all been for different sums.

This is where you lord it over the rest of us that you randomly made a donation in 2016.
If no one else did, there’s a 90% chance this means I’ve owed someone money since 2016.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:56 pm

Funds sent your way Dsafe

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:13 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:56 pm
Funds sent your way Dsafe
Received, sir.

To update, I've received almost $850 thus far with more on its way and I'm waiting until the end to make my donation and add in that one on its way and a couple than have been venmo'd to me. Balance in the account will be over $800 after that point and the reimbursement to Jpops, but you can continue to send them in.
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Re: The Best Nation in the World...

Post by Shirley » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:08 pm

Thanks for managing this, DSafe!
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by BSF21 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:38 am

Sended moneys. Thanks for corralling this boys.
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Post by Pruitt » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:03 am

Money's currently jetting its way to the greater Syracuse area.

A bargain at twice the price!
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:54 am

Jpops has been reimbursed, account will be over $1,000 once everything is settled, even if we receive no new donations from this moment.
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Post by Pruitt » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:35 pm

Does the Swamp have an official charity for the excess?
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Post by brian » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:47 pm

Pruitt wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:35 pm
Does the Swamp have an official charity for the excess?
There's not likely to be an excess. The money will pay for about four to five years of hosting, so DSafe will transfer money as need to reimburse JPops (who pays the hosting provider). But it means we won't have to send any more money again until the Donald Trump Jr. administration!
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Post by Pruitt » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:52 pm

brian wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:47 pm
Pruitt wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:35 pm
Does the Swamp have an official charity for the excess?
There's not likely to be an excess. The money will pay for about four to five years of hosting, so DSafe will transfer money as need to reimburse JPops (who pays the hosting provider). But it means we won't have to send any more money again until the Donald Trump Jr. administration!
But that's not until after 8 years of the Bloomberg presidency.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:28 pm

brian wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:47 pm
Pruitt wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:35 pm
Does the Swamp have an official charity for the excess?
There's not likely to be an excess. The money will pay for about four to five years of hosting, so DSafe will transfer money as need to reimburse JPops (who pays the hosting provider). But it means we won't have to send any more money again until the Donald Trump Jr. administration!
I thought Dsafe was going to make perfect bets with it so we can treat the hosting like an annuity. I mean there is no way that Northwestern will lose to a former D2 team playing its 2nd D1 game ever.

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Post by tennbengal » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:12 pm

Sent DSafe, can send more toward end of month.

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:07 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:12 pm
Sent DSafe, can send more toward end of month.
Got it, bengal.

And, yes, the money just sits in the PayPal account in the interim. JPops has not hit us up for every year of service in years past, so we seem to be a little more insistent on reimbursing him... meaning Shirley is now cc'd on the receipt sent to Pops and emails me to send the reimbursement.
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Post by phxgators » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:11 am

A few bucks sent your way DSafe

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:59 am

phxgators wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:11 am
A few bucks sent your way DSafe
Received.

Anyone else want/need a confirmation of receipt?
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Post by A_B » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:06 am

I got one from Paypal, but let me know if there was an issue.
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Post by BSF21 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:27 am

A_B wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:06 am
I got one from Paypal, but let me know if there was an issue.
Ditto.
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Sent.
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