WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR MONEY
Lest we be seen as nothing more than the financial front for Jeff Goldstein ("with this $122 I shall rule the world! hahaha!")...
I've been spending the last few weeks filling my iPod with back episodes of Pundit Review radio.
A recurring segment is "Someone you should know" with Matt from BlackFive, where he highlights our valiant men and women of the armed forces, the way the mainstream media did in WWII but has long since forgotten how to do.
To hear so many of these stories in a short period of time is overwhelming. These stories and these brave souls should get far more attention than they do.
The show also featured a few segments with Soldiers' Angels founder, the mother of Sgt. Brandon Varn. This organization gives people the opportunity to reach out to the men and women who are serving their country in any number of ways, from adopting a soldier, writing a letter, to buying them beef jerkey or other items.
A little goes a long way. To those who served and to those who serve: thank you. Enjoy the jerkey.
Update: Blizzardlane adds some charitable suggestions.
"If you're like me and buy books, read them and then one day turn around and say, "Didn't I used to have a bedroom where this book-storage room used to be?" Go here and get to boxing them up. One of my friends who did a swing through Iraq and Kuwait said the downtime is the worst, and every book that anyone receives from home gets passed to dozens of people."
Also from Blizzardlane: "If you're conflicted about the war, go here. I've worked with these people in the past and I cannot say enough good about Heifer. Every year I give a basket of chicks or bunnies or bees -- one year a calf together with my friends! Read what they do. This is real "teach a man to fish" stuff.