I have a sister who used to give me a "gift" receipt of a $25 donation to some African pseudo-charity each Christmas. I used to give her something worth $100 from Best Buy. We don't talk any longer.
Ok, how is this? I got tired of exchanging stupid $50 gifts with my brothers and their wives every Christmas. It struck me as stupid to just hand over something they didnt' want and in return get something I didn't want. (btw, anyone need a Yankee Candle or a set of ridiculously HUGE wooden grill implements in a plastic case?)
So, to try to at least get some value out of the exchange, I told them not to get us anything but to instead donate the money to charity. I'd rather some poor kid get something from Toys for Tots than get another stupid gift they spent 2 minutes picking out in the attic. I told them I was going to give their entire family a single simple gift (candy basket, popcorn, Turducken, whatever) and donate the rest to charity in their name. I didn't say this to them, but some of them were pretty spoiled kids who lived in a McMansion and had a swimming pool and when you went over there they had an entire room of the house to store their toys in and an entire FLOOR to play in.
Motherfucker if they didn't keep giving us useless shit every year. (anyone need a wooden CD holder? Marble chunk with a tiny watch face in it? Paper weight? Visit to a day spa 50 miles from our home? Anyone?) I knew one brother hates dogs so I made sure he got a nice note telling him I donated money to a dog shelter just to gall him.
So if that's wrong, I don't wanna be right.
“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." ~Frederic Bastiat
Lets say they sell 10,000 calendars at $25 (thats a stretch). That $250,000. The 6ianca fury friends construction cost is $7 million. This reeks of fraud, is there an IRS agent in here that can order an audit of NSAL??