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   Woman calls cops about noise from Salvation Army bell ringers; 'It makes me hate Christmas'

20 Nov 2012 05:16 PM   |   3657 clicks   |   Seacoastonline.com
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RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  
I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.

20 Nov 2012 04:45 PM
Krymson Tyde     

RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.


True, but I put a few bucks in one 2 years ago because the guy was playing a tuba instead of ringing a bell. I said, as I dropped the money in the bucket, "That's for not ringing that goddamn bell."

20 Nov 2012 05:03 PM
scrotal_aroma     
When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

Now you know I am old.

20 Nov 2012 05:17 PM
Freudian_slipknot     
I live in Chicago and I'm hit up for donations every single time I walk down the street, either from homeless or "save the planet" bullshiat. It barely fazes me any more.

And yet, the ceaseless, awful ringing of those stupid bells makes me want stab someone almost instantly. It is, by far, the one single charity drive I would rather burn my money than donate to.

20 Nov 2012 05:18 PM
Hack Patooey     
Its not the bells that make me hate Christmas

20 Nov 2012 05:18 PM
SnyderCat     

scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

Now you know I am old.


umm...first computer was a mac...and you have no idea how much of a good grrl I was to deserve that..

The VAX was next.

I gueess I am the GEEKETTE>

20 Nov 2012 05:19 PM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  

Hack Patooey: Its not the bells that make me hate Christmas


20 Nov 2012 05:19 PM
Ed Finnerty     
I shop at Target this time of year *just* to avoid the bell ringers.

/Thanks Target

20 Nov 2012 05:21 PM
skwerl     
Bad news is that the damn bell ringers are already parked at the entrance to my local grocery store three days before Thanksgiving. The good news is that the bells have been muffled this year so they aren't quite as eardrum piercing as before.

20 Nov 2012 05:21 PM
KrispyKritter     
i don't know his name, but his face rings a bell.

i don't know his name, but he's a dead ringer for his brother.

20 Nov 2012 05:22 PM
Jument     
Yeah, I kinda hate the bells. Kind of obnoxiously loud.

I don't donate because I'm a cheap bastard. I do give a reasonable amount to charities but always through work so I get matching and a tax deduction. If I'm going to give away money, I'm damn sure going to at least get a tax deduction for it.

20 Nov 2012 05:22 PM
Arachnophobe     
We get a couple around here that ring the bell AT you. Like, glaring at you and pointing the bell at you while shaking it vigorously. I wish there were stores around that didn't get infected with them, but I haven't found one yet. It makes me want to go all Doomsday Prepper and stock up on enough groceries to get me through January. -_-

20 Nov 2012 05:26 PM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  

RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.


This creates a small dilemma for me. On the one hand, I resent them for the same reasons you do. On the other hand, I hate to seed those in need go without because of my politics.

I guess the best you can do is take what you would have otherwise given to the charity you hate to a charity you don't.

20 Nov 2012 05:26 PM
Silly Jesus     

scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

Now you know I am old.


That's not a farking volunteer position? WTF?

20 Nov 2012 05:26 PM
SithLord     

Jument: Yeah, I kinda hate the bells. Kind of obnoxiously loud.

I don't donate because I'm a cheap bastard. I do give a reasonable amount to charities but always through work so I get matching and a tax deduction. If I'm going to give away money, I'm damn sure going to at least get a tax deduction for it.


Mitt?

20 Nov 2012 05:26 PM
grimlock1972     
Old bag needs to suck it up , maybe offer the local Salvation army a hefty donation to set up elsewhere.

20 Nov 2012 05:27 PM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  

Diogenes: seed those in need


Damn! I've subconsciously revealed my secret plot to gay impregnate the homeless!

20 Nov 2012 05:28 PM
Snowflake Tubbybottom     

RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.


And then again they feed and house the poor. But at least you can feel smug about being a dick yourself.

But really, enough with the bell.

20 Nov 2012 05:28 PM
scrotal_aroma     

Silly Jesus: scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

Now you know I am old.

That's not a farking volunteer position? WTF?


I was paid minimum wage. It was my first w2 position

20 Nov 2012 05:28 PM
Hebjamn     
Do you hear a bell? What ?

Do you hear a bell ? What?

Do you hear a bell? I can't hear you on account of that bell !

20 Nov 2012 05:29 PM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  

scrotal_aroma: Silly Jesus: scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

Now you know I am old.

That's not a farking volunteer position? WTF?

I was paid minimum wage. It was my first w2 position


I just figured you were skimming from the top.

20 Nov 2012 05:29 PM
Wrencher     

SnyderCat: scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

Now you know I am old.

umm...first computer was a mac...and you have no idea how much of a good grrl I was to deserve that..

The VAX was next.

I gueess I am the GEEKETTE>


Makes me want to pull my Apple IIe out of the attic.

20 Nov 2012 05:31 PM
The My Little Pony Killer     
No hero tag for the worker who called the cops?

/fark Salvation Army
//and fark their stupid bell-ringers too

///seriously, there is no good reason to have two of them situated across the street from one another

20 Nov 2012 05:32 PM
Dazrin     
I hate seacoast online - I was reading the article just fine, and then it finished loading the page and changed the page to
"Please Enable Javascript
In order for Seacoastonline.com to function correctly you must enable JavaScript in your web browser. For help enabling javascript, read this."

No, I will not do that, I will just reload the page and hit "STOP" as soon as all the text is rendered though.

20 Nov 2012 05:33 PM
TomD9938     

Ed Finnerty: I shop at Target this time of year *just* to avoid the bell ringers.

/Thanks Target


Same here.

20 Nov 2012 05:33 PM
titwrench     

Snowflake Tubbybottom: RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.

And then again they feed and house the poor. But at least you can feel smug about being a dick yourself.

But really, enough with the bell.


There are plenty of organizations that house and feed people in need without requiring them to have god shoved down their throat.

20 Nov 2012 05:33 PM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  

Snowflake Tubbybottom: And then again they feed and house the poor. But at least you can feel smug about being a dick yourself.


That's not fair. Why should we feel compelled to give to charities whose mission and messages we disagree with? As long, as I said earlier, you give what you otherwise would have to a different charity you like?

20 Nov 2012 05:33 PM
robohobo     

SithLord: Jument: Yeah, I kinda hate the bells. Kind of obnoxiously loud.

I don't donate because I'm a cheap bastard. I do give a reasonable amount to charities but always through work so I get matching and a tax deduction. If I'm going to give away money, I'm damn sure going to at least get a tax deduction for it.

Mitt?


Why shouldn't you always deduct whatever you legally can? Is this some new form of evil I haven't heard about?

20 Nov 2012 05:36 PM
Godscrack     
♫ Do you hear what I hear..... ♫

20 Nov 2012 05:36 PM
cardex     
I won't give to them because of the bells and the fact they are a homophobic hate group who has one of the highest operational overhead of any national charity

20 Nov 2012 05:37 PM
scrotal_aroma     

blatz514: scrotal_aroma: Silly Jesus: scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

Now you know I am old.

That's not a farking volunteer position? WTF?

I was paid minimum wage. It was my first w2 position

I just figured you were skimming from the top.


The kettle is locked, the skimming happens in the counting rooms, which I did not have access too.

20 Nov 2012 05:39 PM
SnyderCat     

Wrencher: SnyderCat: scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

Now you know I am old.

umm...first computer was a mac...and you have no idea how much of a good grrl I was to deserve that..

The VAX was next.

I gueess I am the GEEKETTE>

Makes me want to pull my Apple IIe out of the attic.


That could be scary...digging it out when it is buried under all those skeletons....

20 Nov 2012 05:39 PM
Too_many_Brians     
I tried to get a bell ringer to stop ringing because I was on the phone. Offered the guy $20 for 10 minutes. He wouldn't do it.

Wish more people would call the police on them, screw them and their superstitious nonsense. And the damn bell. I wonder if you would be charged if you stood in front of them blasting an air horn while picketting them?

20 Nov 2012 05:40 PM
kg2095     

RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.


Really? They don't have that reputation in my neck of the planet. Maybe the US Salvation Army is full of fundies.

20 Nov 2012 05:40 PM
oldtaku     
That's fair, those people are a goddamn noise plague like barking dogs, jackhammers, or whatever. I can't even imagine having to be near one all day like that without calling the cops either - given that you're not allowed to deal with them yourself.

20 Nov 2012 05:40 PM
stewmadness     

Hack Patooey: Its not the bells that make me hate Christmas


awwwwwww, those pesky Christians, so much trouble they are causing in the world today

20 Nov 2012 05:41 PM
Snowflake Tubbybottom     

Diogenes: Snowflake Tubbybottom: And then again they feed and house the poor. But at least you can feel smug about being a dick yourself.

That's not fair. Why should we feel compelled to give to charities whose mission and messages we disagree with? As long, as I said earlier, you give what you otherwise would have to a different charity you like?


You don't have to feel compelled at all. Just don't be smug about when real lives are in the balance.

20 Nov 2012 05:41 PM
kg2095     

SithLord: Jument: Yeah, I kinda hate the bells. Kind of obnoxiously loud.

I don't donate because I'm a cheap bastard. I do give a reasonable amount to charities but always through work so I get matching and a tax deduction. If I'm going to give away money, I'm damn sure going to at least get a tax deduction for it.

Mitt?


I suspect Mittens has never given money to the needy in his entire life (tithing to his nutty church doesn't count).

20 Nov 2012 05:43 PM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  

kg2095: RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.

Really? They don't have that reputation in my neck of the planet. Maybe the US Salvation Army is full of fundies.


Their name didn't tip you off, even a little?

www.salvationarmyusa.orgView Full Size

20 Nov 2012 05:43 PM
1nsanilicious     

Diogenes: RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.

This creates a small dilemma for me. On the one hand, I resent them for the same reasons you do. On the other hand, I hate to seed those in need go without because of my politics.

I guess the best you can do is take what you would have otherwise given to the charity you hate to a charity you don't.


.

I personally think the tax code should be like this. Allow people to choose what thier money is spent on in big government. So that way you know that those things you support get your money and visa versa.

It would be interesting to see what things in government would stay or leave or grow even more

20 Nov 2012 05:43 PM
Kolstoe     
She makes a valid point.

20 Nov 2012 05:43 PM
SnyderCat     

stewmadness: Hack Patooey: Its not the bells that make me hate Christmas

awwwwwww, those pesky Christians, so much trouble they are causing in the world today


How about the Jews?

20 Nov 2012 05:43 PM
BigNumber12     
Oh look. Another charming, tolerant, progressive American. "Others' rights end where my feelings begin!!!"

20 Nov 2012 05:44 PM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  

Snowflake Tubbybottom: Diogenes: Snowflake Tubbybottom: And then again they feed and house the poor. But at least you can feel smug about being a dick yourself.

That's not fair. Why should we feel compelled to give to charities whose mission and messages we disagree with? As long, as I said earlier, you give what you otherwise would have to a different charity you like?

You don't have to feel compelled at all. Just don't be smug about when real lives are in the balance.


Hmmm...believing in the equal rights and dignity of all people is suddenly "smug." Who knew?

20 Nov 2012 05:44 PM
WindBreaker     
Saw a fellow shaking his bell, but no sound issued forth. I went over to do a donation and thank him for his quiet approach to the bell, and he spit on me! Then I saw that the reason his bell was shouldn't was that it was all gooey with spit too. That's when I realized he was with the salivation army.

20 Nov 2012 05:45 PM
gadian     

robohobo: Why shouldn't you always deduct whatever you legally can? Is this some new form of evil I haven't heard about?


Not evil. It's just that the Weenerser isn't really so much giving to charity as exchanging his income for a tax donation. It ain't giving if you get it all back. That would make it a loan or money laundering or something.
There's nothing wrong with getting the deduction really, but only giving because you get the deduction is ...well...Mittish.

20 Nov 2012 05:45 PM
Sticky Hands    [TotalFark]  

kg2095: RexTalionis: I don't donate to the Salvation Army. It has a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. Plus, they condition their help on your receptiveness to their gospel.

Really? They don't have that reputation in my neck of the planet. Maybe the US Salvation Army is full of fundies.


Pretty much everything here is full of fundies.

heck, just the other day I was eavesdropping on some on some FLDS folks biatching about the fundies.

20 Nov 2012 05:45 PM
strapp3r     
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20 Nov 2012 05:50 PM
Wrencher     

SnyderCat: Wrencher: SnyderCat: scrotal_aroma: When I was 16, I was a bell ringer. I earned enough to buy my first computer - a vic 20

Now you know I am old.

umm...first computer was a mac...and you have no idea how much of a good grrl I was to deserve that..

The VAX was next.

I gueess I am the GEEKETTE>

Makes me want to pull my Apple IIe out of the attic.

That could be scary...digging it out when it is buried under all those skeletons....


I moved those under the porch to make space for the grow room.

20 Nov 2012 05:51 PM
robohobo     

gadian: robohobo: Why shouldn't you always deduct whatever you legally can? Is this some new form of evil I haven't heard about?

Not evil. It's just that the Weenerser isn't really so much giving to charity as exchanging his income for a tax donation. It ain't giving if you get it all back. That would make it a loan or money laundering or something.
There's nothing wrong with getting the deduction really, but only giving because you get the deduction is ...well...Mittish.


Ok, was just curious. My wife makes sure we give, well. usually more than the average national income, but I always make sure to have my man deduct it. She gives me the squinch-eye when I do, but it's a lot of money.

20 Nov 2012 05:51 PM
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