the Oatmeal is breaking kickstarter today

needfx

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Too bad. There are charities that can use money like that.
True. He has kickstarted for a charitable reason in the past in a retaliation move towards some guy

Also he has raised money to buy the Tesla real estate and is currently fund raising to clear it out from old radioactive/asbestos stuff and build a tesla museum.

On the other side, yes, I have to agree that people should throw money like that for charities instead of vanities of western civilization.
 
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turtle777

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Kickstarter is about the only indication of an economic recovery.

Too many people still have too much money to waste on stupid things.

-t
 
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Anonymous Freak

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Too bad. There are charities that can use money like that.
You're right - you should sell your iPhone 6 64GB Space Grey, Mid 2014 13" rMBP, and iPad Mini Retina 32 GB right now to donate the money to charity. :rolleyes:

Kickstarter is no longer a "charity" site, it's become fully commercial, for smaller (and sometimes even bigger,) people/groups/organizations to launch projects they can't/don't want to fund conventionally.

Just because someone chooses to spend money on non-charitable things doesn't mean they don't also do charitable things.
 
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AustinIllini

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You're right - you should sell your iPhone 6 64GB Space Grey, Mid 2014 13" rMBP, and iPad Mini Retina 32 GB right now to donate the money to charity. :rolleyes:

Kickstarter is no longer a "charity" site, it's become fully commercial, for smaller (and sometimes even bigger,) people/groups/organizations to launch projects they can't/don't want to fund conventionally.

Just because someone chooses to spend money on non-charitable things doesn't mean they don't also do charitable things.
People aren't usually inspired to give to more than one charity. As a result, kickstarter is taking money from charities that could probably use it.
 
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bradl

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Kickstarter is about the only indication of an economic recovery.

Too many people still have too much money to waste on stupid things.

-t
Not for nothing, but I wouldn't call trying to restore this latest generation's love for reading and sparking the imagination by reviving Reading Rainbow a 'waste on stupid things'.

To be honest, I hadn't contributed to any Kickstarter project (not even the Veronica Mars movie) until I saw the one for Reading Rainbow. It's been the only one I've contributed to ever since.

BL.
 
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Anonymous Freak

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People aren't usually inspired to give to more than one charity. As a result, kickstarter is taking money from charities that could probably use it.
If someone isn't inspired to give to charity, then a kickstarter campaign for a commercial product isn't going to be the tipping point. One could argue that having an Apple Store closer to the entrance of a mall than a donation box would likewise "take money" from a charity.
 
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