DJTeddyBear
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June 8th, 2017 at 7:08:07 AM permalink
That is indeed a can of worms.

But what if such a donation were considered penance?
Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? Note that the same could be said for Religion. I.E. Religion is nothing more than organized superstition.
wudged
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June 8th, 2017 at 8:34:31 AM permalink
Is it really penance if you have no intention of changing your ways?
gamerfreak
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June 8th, 2017 at 10:30:52 AM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

So let me open a can of worms here,Would Dan want his family to accept money that came from ap,ing casinos.
I mean Dan was so Vehemently opposed to it.
It would be like someone, anti drugs accepting donations from a pot grower.


I don't think it's fair to speculate on someone's feelings when the subject of that discussion has passed.
monet0412
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June 8th, 2017 at 11:13:38 AM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

So let me open a can of worms here,Would Dan want his family to accept money that came from ap,ing casinos.
I mean Dan was so Vehemently opposed to it.
It would be like someone, anti drugs accepting donations from a pot grower.



Oh I agree. What's even worse is opening a thread asking APs to donate and keeping it open. Should of just made a statement that we are accepting money and closed the thread instead of leaving it open. Talk about tacky. However, I'm just as tacky posting this statement but it's like when someone calls you an a--hole. I mean honestly we are all just as bad as the other guy being a--holes and tacky to one another every day.
mikeabiomed
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June 8th, 2017 at 11:50:27 AM permalink
Quote: monet0412

Oh I agree. What's even worse is opening a thread asking APs to donate and keeping it open. Should of just made a statement that we are accepting money and closed the thread instead of leaving it open. Talk about tacky. However, I'm just as tacky posting this statement but it's like when someone calls you an a--hole. I mean honestly we are all just as bad as the other guy being a--holes and tacky to one another every day.



I disagree with you monet412. The thread that was set-up for donations to Dan's family may not have reached many members if opened and closed in a short amount of time. I have no doubt there are members out there still unaware of his passing. It is strictly up to the Administrator's discretion as to the timeliness of their request. Regarding this thread to donate, the word "tacky" should not be used. Poor choice of words by members using excuses as referenced before, perhaps. There is nothing "special" about AP's vs. non-AP's.
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Zcore13
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June 8th, 2017 at 1:27:59 PM permalink
Quote: monet0412

Oh I agree. What's even worse is opening a thread asking APs to donate and keeping it open. Should of just made a statement that we are accepting money and closed the thread instead of leaving it open. Talk about tacky. However, I'm just as tacky posting this statement but it's like when someone calls you an a--hole. I mean honestly we are all just as bad as the other guy being a--holes and tacky to one another every day.



Who says the post was for AP's? The percentage is obviously a little higher here, but your about as likely to find Big Foot as a full time professional AP. Waaaaaaaay more talk about them than action. This forum is full on normal working people. Some knew Dan, most probably didn't other than from his postings.

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billryan
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June 8th, 2017 at 9:44:01 PM permalink
I don't believe I ever met Dan, but it seems obvious that he was friends with people that were APs.
It's what you do and not what you say If you're not part of the future then get out of the way
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June 8th, 2017 at 9:47:45 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

I don't believe I ever met Dan, but it seems obvious that he was friends with people that were APs.



Dan did not let philosophical or professional differences of opinion get in the way. He had strong opinions and was not afraid to voice them, but did not judge most people harshly or on any single issue, and was a friend to a wide circle of people.
"If the house lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game."
DJTeddyBear
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June 13th, 2017 at 1:03:27 PM permalink
A message from The Great Beyond?


Dan's name popped up today on my phone as the source of a text message.

Needless to say, I momentarily freaked out.

It was Dan's wife, thanking me for my donation, and for the letter I included. She invited me to the spa the next time I'm in town. I'll go, if for no other reason then to give her a hug and to share a tear.


So, if you meant to donate, but forgot, take care of that now, while this thread bump is still on your mind.
Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? Note that the same could be said for Religion. I.E. Religion is nothing more than organized superstition.

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