The cost of living and keeping a helpful and non-profit-seeking Website like this one open has continued to increase, and no matter how much I cut corners to save money, it seems that it's just not enough.
This site has always tried to help, inform, and entertain people, and I've tried to keep it as ad-free as possible, which is a rarity for a Web site. Unfortunately, I recently had to change that policy. I fought it as long as I can, keeping this Web site completely ad-free for over 12 years, and even taking odd jobs and doing Web design work for a heck of a lot less than most people would charge, even working for far less than minimum wage in some special cases. But even that wasn't enough.
The ads didn't work out, not providing even a single penny of ad revenue. Guess either nobody bought anything after clicking on one of the links, or it didn't work. So, the ads are gone, and this Web site is completely ad-free, again.
Just want to donate a dollar and skip my ravings? Click to go to the donate section.
Sometimes, I have even helped people when it meant risking my life to do so. Please, if you appreciate the help or information I've provided at all, or want to show your support, so I can continue to do so, please do.
Since the mid 1990s, I've been doing my best to warn others about people in a slavery cult ring (some have even gone so far as to try to get it declared a religion) whose philosophy seems to match that of the Nazis and think that women should be treated as slaves, kidnapped, raped and killed whenever their masters decide. They use ActiveWorlds and other 3D chat programs to find victims. Unfortunately, I seem to be one of the only people who oppose them or think such things should be stopped, as evidenced by the lack of support to keep this Web site going. With only a small donation of a dollar or so every year or thereabouts, the thousands of unique visitors this Web site has every month have sent a pretty strong message that they approve of things like Nazism and modern-day slavery cult rings. Even the FBI, who I've sent numerous letters to for years, didn't think it was worth the time to even send a form letter telling me they got the letters and saying they'll look into it. The lives of the victims aren't even worth the cost of a stamp, apparently . . . I believe that the only time the authorities go after such people is when they get embarrassed into doing so by the media. One of the serial killer goreans wasn't stopped until he had killed multiple women and stuffed their remains in chemical drums or metal barrels.
This is not a scam or some attempt to make myself rich. I am a disabled American veteran so I certainly won't be using the money to go out dancing or jet-skiing, and I'm also an ordained minister, so greed isn't a motivation for me in the first place. In fact, there's many places on my Web site where I comment about how most people (especially big business) put greed first before anything else, even if it means people die so they can make themselves rich. I'm the kind of guy who's thankful when the roof doesn't leak, and the things that most people take for granted, like a kitchen sink, work the way they're supposed to. But, most people probably don't have to walk from the kitchen to the bathroom sink to wash their dishes, when every step gives them intense pain, either . . .
My bedroom ceiling
My bathroom ceiling
My living room ceiling
Another section of my living room ceiling
My kitchen sink
Is it healthy to live in such conditions? Probably not. But, the only alternative is being homeless on the streets, again, so . .
But, think about this, for only a moment; if you ever did become super-rich, wouldn't you get bored? Certainly, the highest goal in life can't be to become bored. There's more to life than having the most expensive car on the market, or living in a mansion with hundreds of servants, but, that seems to be all that most people think about. Only a small number of people have donated anything at all. It'd be nice to think that some rich person with money burning a hole in their pocket wants to give me some money to help keep me going, but I tend to be realistic. If you haven't figured it out, yet, most of the rich people who donate money only do it for better P.R.
Ever notice that people who beg for money ask the poor people first? It's because the poor know what it's like to have nothing, and are more likely to help someone in need. Most of the rich, on the other hand, have likely never been poor, have never been without food for days, have always had a roof over their heads and new clothes. They don't know what it's like, and couldn't care less about the pain and hardships that others are going through. About the only thing you're going to get from a rich person who makes $100,000 a year or more when you try to tell them how bad off you are is a blank stare or a look of disgust that you're even talking to them.
If you appreciate what I've done, and/or wish to keep the site going, please help me in any way you can.
Even if all you can afford is a dollar or two, it'd be something.
When people are in trouble, they ask for help. This is my time. I'm hoping you will help me. Because so many people visit this site, you may think that others will help me if you don't. That's also why many people on busy highways are left on the side of the road waiting and hoping that someone will help them. It seems that almost everyone who goes by believes that someone else will help them, and keeps going. What ends up happening is that only one out of several thousand people (and it depends on the location, too) will actually try to do something.
August 31st, 2012:
Good news! Wanted to wait until paypal confirmed it before I posted something about it, because I didn't quite believe it, but, I got two donations this month, the first donations I've had in a loooooooong time! Thanks to both of you for your contributions! They are most definitely appreciated! :-)
September 27th, 2011:
There hasn't been a single donation in the last year, not even for a dollar. The roof is caving in, the medical bills are piling up, the State of Florida Department of Children and Families claim year after year that I am eligible for them to pay for my insurance, but, year after year, they do not. Calling them month after month, or even going to see them in person does not fix this. More information about that is on the Florida Department of Children and Families: Incompetent or intentionally sadistic Web page, if you're bored enough to read it.
May 18th, 2010:
Since I've started to ask for help with this page, I have only received a few donations, and have only received a couple of donations in the last year. If you work for Paypal, or have a friend there who could look up account information for you, this is easily verified.
How you can donate:
You can help by donating with PayPal, which is supposedly secure. Your donation will probably be anonymous unless you tell me who you are. As far as I know, it only gives the e-mail address and whatever name you told it to give out.
Due to the fact that I can no longer afford to have a P.O. box, I have had to stop using it. Haven't gotten any money sent to me via a P.O. Box in years, anyway. Or it didn't make it to me . . .
Going to miss the last Post Office box address I had (before this last one). It was the same P.O. Box that the Post Amerikan alternative newspaper used in Bloomington-Normal Illinois for years. I got some interesting mail sometimes. LOL The Post Amerikan newspaper was founded back in 1972, and lasted until 2004, which, I think, made it the longest-lasting alternative newspaper in the United States of America.
Unfortunately, I'm not a charity (even though I do help out a lot of people) so your donation isn't tax-deductible. It also isn't a loan. As things stand now, I'm barely able to live so paying people back for the money they give me is impossible.
What will you get out of it?
I try to be an honest person. My reviews of the free computer programs, movies (on the rare occasion when I can afford to go see a movie), et cetera reflect that. I am not a perfect person, but I've been told that I'm nicer than most and have a kind heart. At times, I even go so far as to inform people of dangers to themselves and their children even though I risk death to do so. If you appreciate this, please help. It'd be nice to know that someone, somewhere, appreciates me trying to keep people safe.
As money is donated, I will in turn donate equal effort and time to this site, add more helpful pages, take more pictures and put them up, learn how to improve the site's looks and anything else I can do. You can already see the improvements I've done so far if you compare my older pages to the newer ones.
I will at least be giving you something for your donation, and this is something you can see. If you want to give to a good cause, then you can help me by donating. :-) This is truly a rare opportunity to donate to a good cause and you can do it very easily.
Please don't give more than you can afford. Trust me; I know what it's like to be very poor, and, if you're in that same situation,you should come first before a stranger. If you have a family, think of them first.
Thank you very much for any help you can give, even if it is only a dollar. :-)