My Advocacy is for Real!

 

$15 Donation to the ACCRC.

As you can see, I donated to the ACCRC. Why? A number of reasons of course:

  1. I would never advocate donating to a cause that without donating to said cause.
  2. I posted an angry entry without thinking of the consequences first. I acted just like another blogger who shall remain un-named (and take note: they caused quite a bit of damage), which reminded of the power of the Internet. In the words of Stan Lee, “With great power must also come great responsibility.”
  3. This person has done so much good by giving people another chance that are often shunned out of fear, bigotry, and misunderstanding. That is to be greatly commended.

I would also like to reverse any potential damage I may have caused by regurgitating here what has already been stated here:

  • Yes, the EFF sent James Burgett a nice letter. However, that does not mean the EFF is giving him legal defense. An appointment has been made, so please… don’t jump the gun like I did.
  • Adapting legislation involving re-use does not mean that the ACCRC has won just yet. Keep in mind that in California, there are enough rules, regulations, and loopholes (not to mention red tape) to render projects such as ACCRC more and more difficult to do.
  • There are no significant changes in their operations.
  • There was never an issue with filing in the first place.
  • There are no new permits involved.

The only issue pertains to material kept over a year. Hopefully, that’s cleared up any misconceptions that anyone else has had (including myself). With that being said, I still do take issue with government-run “environmental” organizations. Bureaucracy is never a good thing, especially when it is huge. I don’t care if it is state or federal at this point. By recycling usable components and equipment, we don’t have to scavenge for new resources, thus other forms of lives, such as say… gorillas… are put in less danger.

Moving on, I also did another charitable thing today, and I ask others to do the same… I also donated the same amount to Lobby4Linux, for their Komputers4Kids project as can be seen in this screenshot below:

$15 for Komputers4Kids.

Yes, I blacked out any information that can identify where I live, etc, etc…. but I digress. That’s $30 total for two good causes. Imagine if five more were to do that every month. 😀

I’m going to make an effort to donate to these causes twice a month if I can and for the same amount (if there’s a ton of extra money or something like that, I’ll give more). I want to issue a challenge to everyone reading this. I want you to match my donations for at least one of these causes. Whether it’s Lobby4Linux or ACCRC. Make your pick, and if you want to do both and/or another cause entirely, go for it! If more people set aside a small amount every two weeks to help such great causes out, they would be so much better off. You see, I’d love for there to be similar operations in other states. Can you imagine how amazing that would be? Just something to ponder about. Until next time:

  • Entertain yourself.
  • Educate yourself.
  • Empower yourself.

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