Crowd-sourced private funding of scientific research

Posted January 18th, 2012 by phonon

Crowd-funding — raising money for research directly from the public — looks set to become increasingly common. Established platforms such as Kickstarter are wooing scientists. And similar websites dedicated to connecting scientists with potential funders are being built, or have already launched. The public seems to be responding. Last year, for example, a group of scientists wanting to map water quality along the Mississippi River raised $64,000 in a trial project on an online crowd-funding platform called the Open Source Science Project (OSSP).

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Charity through Capitalism!

Posted January 5th, 2012 by Sussex County Angel

People always seem to say that Capitalists are greedy. This tale proves the exact opposite to me! That Capitalism, in it's truest form, allows people to compete so they can engage in charitable acts in the future. How many people would be able to donate to charities if there were no Capitalism?

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Anonymous donors pay off Kmart layaway accounts

Posted December 16th, 2011 by stefminus

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The young father stood in line at the Kmart layaway counter, wearing dirty clothes and worn-out boots. With him were three small children.

He asked to pay something on his bill because he knew he wouldn't be able to afford it all before Christmas. Then a mysterious woman stepped up to the counter.

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A Message Of Freedom from Wikipedia

Posted November 28th, 2011 by rmyofme

A moving message from A Wikipedia Programmer about the value of freedom with a hint of voluntaryst views
"I don’t think there will be anything else that I do in my life as important as what I do now for Wikipedia. We’re not just building an encyclopedia, we’re working to make people free. When we have access to free knowledge, we are better people. We understand the world is bigger than us, and we become infected with tolerance and understanding."

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Bon Jovi opens "pay what you can afford" community restaurant

Posted October 25th, 2011 by gibson042

Soul Kitchen is a new restaurant opened in Red Bank, New Jersey, by Jon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea. The establishment offers a "pay what you can afford" payment model, and serves wholesome, gourmet food made with fresh ingredients grown in the restaurant’s garden, and other local produce.

On the website, they explain that Soul Kitchen is "A community restaurant with no prices on the menu; customers donate to pay for their meal. If you are unable to donate you may do volunteer work in exchange for your family's meal."

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20% say Govt Anti-Poverty Programs Work: Rasmussen Reports

Posted August 23rd, 2011 by Pep

Only 20% Think Government Anti-Poverty Programs Really Work. This marks a steady increase in the number of those who think the programs cause more of the problem they’re supposed to solve – from 43% last September to 45% in April to 49% now.

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casino online italiani

Posted July 11th, 2011 by MaribethErger

Siete in grado di raccogliere le probabilità scientifica della manifestazione di blackjack online, e scommettere conservativamente per vincere denaro online. Le probabilità di blackjack sono favorevoli al giocatore, e la maggior parte dei casinò online hanno un dividendo payout del 99,5% per il giocatore.

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Kickstarter - Jury Independence Illustrated

Posted May 19th, 2011 by KareFree

I just found this on kickstarter and thought that many people here would be interested in helping this guy with his jury nullification outreach.

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online casino games

Posted December 12th, 2010 by AltheaFeher23421

comps a player shall receive based upon a formula directly related to the player's average bet, the number of hours of play, and the percentage that the casino will win on the player. Comps can range in anything from free drinks during play to penthouse

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