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Thanks, we try our best to carefully research each organization we support, and sites like charity navigator and guidestar can be useful tools in that respect.  They don't tell the whole story, because what good is an organization that accounts for 100% of its funding as "program expenses" if those programs aren't, themselves, effective and cost efficient, but we look for trusted organizations that practice transparency and have a strong, proven track record.   Room to...
 I don't ban people for disagreeing with me.  NikeTalk's forum policies exist to promote respectful discourse. Personally, I try to look at the rhetorical function of an argument.  It helps us avoid getting lost in the weeds.   If we're talking about the bottom line RESULT - an unarmed child shot to death from nearly 150 feet away -  what is the rhetorical purpose of diverting that conversation to "he smoked weed" or "he took a threatening selfie" or "he listens to gangsta...
 I don't see many people condoning looting and burning.  In fact, and I know this is difficult to believe, but if you'd turned your gaze away from a screen and faced a window, you'd note that MOST people (of all complexions and demographic categorizations) were NOT looting last night.  MOST of the people protesting this decision have done so peacefully.   I know that doesn't support the whole "Black people are scary" narrative, but facts are inconvenient that way.    And,...
I'm pleased to report that Room to Read has WON an additional $5,000 for finishing among the top 10 teams in this past week's bonus challenge!   https://www.crowdrise.com/skollsechallenge     If you're keeping track at home, that's $10,000 in bonus funds, $6,000 and counting in direct contributions, and that's WITHOUT including the post-campaign match from the Skoll foundation, and Room to Read's own Destination Literacy program!     This week, the 20 organizations...
 This is precisely the problem.  "Backtalk" is not a capital offense.  Drunken frat boys who shove cops don't wind up lying in the street for 4 hours with a half dozen bullet wounds.   What, did Wilson need to put Brown "in his place?"  Did he need to show him "who's boss?" I shouldn't have to elaborate on the implications of this.    As for the facts, we're talking about a child who was, at the very least, critically wounded and in dire need of medical attention,...
 Actually, federal charges could (and, should, in my opinion) should be filed in this case - both against Wilson and the Ferguson Police Department:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/whats-next-justice-continues-its-probe-of-ferguson-police-department/2014/11/24/f4015a58-7407-11e4-9c9f-a37e29e80cd5_story.html "Southern justice" is part of the reason why it's so necessary to maintain federal jurisdiction over hate crimes and civil rights violations.  
If you visit the bonus challenges page for the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge, you'll notice that Room to Read and Mothers2Mothers are now listed in the leaders for this week's bonus challenge heading into the final day! https://www.crowdrise.com/skollsechallenge  There's no doubt that @INSTYLESHOES generous contribution helped us make it into this list, but we need to keep the pace up to stay there.  To keep our lead and give Room to Read a chance at another $5,000, we'll...
The ISS donation is associated with their 14th anniversary promotion, covered in this thread:  http://niketalk.com/t/608864/instyleshoes-give-back-14-14-year-anniversary-give-back-to-niketalk They decided to contribute it towards our group fundraiser to maximize its effectiveness.    This was IN ADDITION to the 1% of revenue they pledged earlier in the year, which ALSO benefited Room to Read in a donation made this summer.   I imagine we'll talk more about that at the...
 It's not too late.  We've received a few new contributions to that page after it was mentioned in the topic post of our current fundraising drive for Room to Read.  My previous response in this thread still applies.  You can contribute as long as the fundraising page remains open.  Just be sure you make your contribution through our fundraising page (https://www.mercycorps.org/people/niketalk/philippines), leave your username as a comment, and then send me PM so I can add...
 I'd be happy to give you a badge, but I'm not seeing your contribution anywhere.  The contribution before (@TypeRPinoY) and after (@superswag) yours are clearly listed.  Yours isn't there.  I don't suppose you had a problem following the directions, did you? 
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