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This morning, I checked my e-mail as I usually do.
Aggravation ensued. Between yesterday and this morning, I had over 300 e-mails from various democratic campaigns and assorted efforts asking for funding.
This afternoon, it reached 350.
This evening, it was at 375.

By late afternoon, I began to unsubscribe to the e-mails.
Enough became too much. I couldn't hardly find regular messages for all of the political beggary. Even my rather high volume mailing lists were being drowned out by political funding requests!

For heaven's sake, the year is ending, not the world!


Has your inbox been overflowing with funding requests?

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  •  I send all of them (5+ / 0-)
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    IndieGuy, JeffW, Miniaussiefan, AoT, SuWho

    to the trash bin.
    I am, however, considering throwing the biggest offenders to the spam filter.

    Dear Political Organizations, Candidates, and Campaigns:
    The more stuff you send, the less likely I am to support you. You are very close to the point where you owe me money.

    (Is it time for the pitchforks and torches yet?)

    by PJEvans on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 04:06:27 PM PST

  •  I've used yahoo for my email for years (1+ / 0-)
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    the emails you describe are so numerous and so inbox choking that I am thinking of abandoning my email account of years and starting over on gmail.

    It makes you hate to open your email account.

    L'enfer, c'est les autres....Jean-Paul Sartre

    by Keith930 on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 04:12:07 PM PST

  •  Wzrd1 - open a separate email account (1+ / 0-)
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    for political issues and contributions. Keep them out of your personal email. That way you can check it once or twice a month and it doesn't interrupt your life.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 04:14:34 PM PST

  •  Money!! (1+ / 0-)
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    I'm dying here....please...just a cool glass of money to soothe my parched lips.  It's so hot.  Can you fan me with some Benjamins, please?

    L'enfer, c'est les autres....Jean-Paul Sartre

    by Keith930 on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 04:16:15 PM PST

    •  I'm curious (0+ / 0-)

      Why is it that a multibillion dollar industry like the NFL is declared a non-profit, but I, who literally has no source of income and hence, has by definition no profit is declared not a non-profit entity?

      Let's examine benefit v profit.
      The NFL makes billions, enriches owners of teams a bit, OK, more than a bit with licensing of logos and imagery. Their games are largely subsidized by the taxpayer, but vendors make their minimum wage jobs available.
      I care for an elderly father who has moderate to advanced dementia, end stage renal disease, requires 24/7 supervision, I have to sit in dialysis with him, lest he pull the needles from his arm again (once, he was surrounded by a three foot puddle of blood before the machine alarmed) and manage his physician appointments, his medications and prepare his meals and clean his house for him (my wife is the "night shift" to keep an eye on him when he tries to get up after two hours of sleep and is confused). Can't get compensation for that, don't employ anyone, as he can't afford it and I have no income and no time to find work.

      But, the NFL is non-profit and I make some imaginary profit that neither I nor the IRS can find a hint of.
      Oh, I forgot. We're a nation of equals. It's just that the wealthy are more equal than the majority of the populace.

  •  By my calculations... (3+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, allenjo, Chi

    ... you should be able to short-list that 375 down to 6 or 7 by eliminating all the beggars saying "Give us money so we can do this" and keeping the ones saying "This is what we've done -- give us money so we can continue doing it."

    •  How about making an even shorter list (2+ / 0-)
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      Sucker Politics, SuWho

      Only keeping those who can prove that they did what they claimed to do?

      What really ticked me off with the 370+ now is, they were divided in two groups. By appearance, verbiage, the website and html in the e-mail are identical, save for the name and campaign.
      Fairly obviously two different contractors. So, is it that hard to ask the contractor to not alienate potential benefactors by not flooding the potential benefactor's inbox with identical mailings asking for money?
      The contractor won't, they'll show how many mailings that they sent to justify their fee.

      I hate lousy planning and hence, lousy implementation.

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