January 19th, 2005

lilga

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Then the rainstorm came, over me
And I felt my spirit break
I had lost all of my, belief you see
And realized my mistake
But time through a prayer, to me
And all around me became still

I need love, love's divine
Please forgive me now I see that I've been blind
Give me love, love is what I need to help me know my name

Through the rainstorm came sanctuary
And I felt my spirit fly
I had found all of my reality
I realize what it takes

'Cause I need love, love's divine
Please forgive me now I see that I've been blind
Give me love, love is what I need to help me know my name

Oh I, don't bet (don't bend), don't break (don't break)
Show me how to live and promise me you won't forsake
'Cause love can help me know my name

Well I try to say there's nothing wrong
But inside I felt me lying all along
But the message here was plain to see
Believe me

'Cause I need love, love's divine
Please forgive me now I see that I've been blind
Give me love, love is what I need to help me know my name

Oh I, don't bet (don't bend), don't break (don't break)
Show me how to live and promise me you won't forsake
'Cause love can help me know my name

Love can help me know my name
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    Seal - Love's Divine (in my mind)
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lilga

Lollipops for the wicked

I want to start a charitable organization, called Lollipops for the Wicked.

D'ya ever notice how people tend to stop giving you lollipops once you reach a certain size/age range? Why? Are we not still being good little boys and girls? Do we not deserve lollipops for being nice instead of naughty?

Lollipops for the Wicked would accept all kinds of donations, and put them towards starting programs that reward good behavior in people of all ages. Maybe we could start supplying banks and doctor's offices with lollipops, and scan newspapers to send out gift baskets to those who do good deeds.

This could go hand-in-hand with the UpBeat News online news site that mmsword and I want to get started. We'd be collecting stories of good deeds and happy occurrences anyway, so we could just use our own news site to keep track of good things, and reward them. :nod nod:

I would seriously like to get something like this going.. and could use any help with researching this sort of thing.

(I'd also like to work on/perhaps incorporate with this an information compendium for Things People Should Know. 'Cause there are a lot of things I ought to know and don't, like about how to get my health taken care of without having insurance or employment. Am working on fixing that now, but it'd be good to have this kind of information made readily available in one helpful place. :nod nod:)
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    Loreena McKennit - The Mummer's Dance
lilga

Follow up on charity

Been looking into stuff. New Jersey's Charitable Registration and Investigation Act (CRI) requires organizations to supply a copy of the organizations bylaws, articles of incorporation, and IRS tax exemption letter in addition to the registration form which must be submitted annually. If you make over $25,000 a year, then you also need to submit the most recent Form 990.

This means first: bylaws would need to be written, and the organization must be registered federally. I'm not sure if incorporation is required to become a registered charitable organization, or if that's only for organizations which have become incorporated. Technically, a charitable organization can consist of one individual giving things away, so I don't think incorporation is necessary, but we'll see.

On the New Jersey Consumer Affairs Charitable Registration page, all the forms are available in PDF format, including an instruction file which tells you how to go about registering. Also, they have a PDF of the CRI Act available for download. It includes contact information for Federal Income Tax Exemption, N.J. Sales Tax Exemption, Department of Treasury (for incorporating nonprofits), and for The Center for Nonprofit Corporations, and Accountants for the Public Interest, both of which they recommend contacting for information on creating a nonprofit organization.

More results later.

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    busy keeping busy