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    Hi. This Saturday, I'll be participating in the annual Blogathon. It's a 24 hour posting marathon to raise money for charity. Every half-hour, I'll make a post on my blog from 8 am Saturday to 8 am Sunday (central time).

    I'm blogging for Soldiers' Angels. They are a non-profit charity which sends care packages - phones, phone cards, foods, letters, etc - to soldiers serving overseas.

    They are not affiliated with any political organization or party ... it's not political at all, it's all about the soldiers.

    If you're willing, please visit this link. There, you can pledge to sponsor me. You can pledge to donate either a per-hour amount, or a flat amount for the day.

    After the blogathon ... Usually a few days to a week afterwards .. you'll get an email with instructions on how to fulfill your pledge, either online or through the mail. Sponsors will send their donation directly to the charity. I won't see any of it, and neither will the folks at the blogathon. Not one penny.

    If you do pledge, you have a month after the end of the blogathon to fulfill your pledge, so if you're on a budget or expecting a paycheck later on, this might be something to consider ... no money up-front.

    And on top of that, I'd encourage you to visit my blog during that day. I'll be having trivia contests, giveaways, and more ... including items donated by Star Trek crewmembers, B5 keychains, autographs (including William Shatner, Kate Mulgrew, and more), and more.

    I'll also be doing raffles ... For every dollar you pledge, your name goes into a hat once, and I'll draw for prizes.

    You can help the soldiers, and help yourself at the same time. Everybody wins!
    "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

    The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

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    Just soldiers? What about sailors, airmen and Marines?
    Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by LessonInMachismo View Post
      Just soldiers? What about sailors, airmen and Marines?
      It covers them all. It's not limited to one branch of service. A quick search of their FAQ includes this:

      Question: Can I deduct items sent to my soldier?

      Answer: According to IRS publication 526, you may deduct items or services given to an orgainzation as a whole, but not to a specific individual. Therefore, you may not deduct items or postage to send to your individual soldier, sailor, marine, or airman.
      where it does specify airmen and marines. It's all-inclusive.
      "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

      The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

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      • #4
        K.

        What do they call members of the Coast Guard? Guardsmen?
        Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by LessonInMachismo View Post
          K.

          What do they call members of the Coast Guard? Guardsmen?
          I have no idea.
          "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

          The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

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