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December 06, 2009 – Comments (24)

Good Morning Fools,

As most of you know the Motley Fool is donating $.10 to the Thurgood Marshall Academy for every post or reply written on CAPs from a few days ago, until Jan 8th.

Well TMFSinchirana went and brought some attention to this charitable giving idea when he brought it up on his blog and then other Fools started replying. However the other Fools clearly need some help as they are suffering and have gone and replied in "Burma Shave" rhymes, counting and even, myself included, in song.

Some Fools, have added pledges of their own money to Thurgood Marshall. Other Fools, have even pledged money only if the thread reaches 1000 replies.

So please everyone, click on over to TMFSinchirana's blog and add a reply and help out or, if you are Cato, 150 replies and help get that thread to 1000 replies long. And if you feel like it, drop in on Thurgood Marshall's donation webpage and make a small donation of your own, but be sure to mention TMFSinchurana's blog and Foolanthropy when you do.

Regards,

Devoish, whose pledge triggers at 1000 replies.

Help make me pay.

 

24 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On December 06, 2009 at 8:47 AM, rd80 (98.18) wrote:

rec and another ten cents

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#2) On December 06, 2009 at 9:24 AM, XMFSinchiruna (27.53) wrote:

Sinchirana makes me sound like a girl, which is odd because Sinchiruna is Shuar (indigenous language from Amazonia) for "Strong Man".

:)

Thanks to all Fools in advance for adding your pledges or donations to this excellent cause!

The remainder of my pledge kicks in at 1,000 comments as well.

I would just add one caveat ... I have no doubt we will reach 1,000 comments with the outpouring of support we've seen so far. The bigger question is how many more pledges we can accrue before getting there. I'll be sending an article out to the masses Monday seeking additional pledges, so I view it as important that we slow our collective commenting activity if we get above, say, 800 comments today.

Does that sound like a plan?

Thanks again to devoish and to every Fool that has generously pledged to this cause, and to anyone else out there who would like to take part with a pledge of any amount whatsoever ($5?, $10?, $25?, $50?, $100?). The school has maganed to graduate 5 consecutive classes with a 100% college acceptance rate within a Washington DC community where that is definitely not the norm. They are doing something right, and I'm delighted to empower them to impact the lives of additional students through this fundraising challenge.

Thanks also to The Motley Fool for coming up with an excellent focus for this year's Foolanthropy campaign.

 

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#3) On December 06, 2009 at 9:36 AM, XMFSinchiruna (27.53) wrote:

we've hit 700 comments ... :)

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#4) On December 06, 2009 at 10:09 AM, TMFLomax (45.96) wrote:

"help make me pay" -- ha!!!

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#5) On December 06, 2009 at 10:30 AM, isusan (< 20) wrote:

+1   Chris, what do you think about just letting it run, and see where it ends up? You could set the goal based on whatever # of comments you have tomorrow. I'm not sure you could slow this down now if you tried. :)

"...the other Fools clearly need some help as they are suffering..."  Devoish, lol, yes, the suffering is becoming increasingly & painfully obvious with each passing hour. Even tho your song was mercifully shorter, not sure if now having Splish Splash playing in my head is better than American Pie. :)

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#6) On December 06, 2009 at 10:31 AM, devoish (97.60) wrote:

Sinchirana makes me sound like a girl, which is odd because Sinchiruna is Shuar (indigenous language from Amazonia) for "Strong Man".

Worse still, "Sinchirana" was the "corrected" version of an even more mangled misspelling.

I apologize, no harm was intended.

Sinchiruna, Sinchiruna, Sinchiruna, Sinchiruna, Sinchiruna, ok, I've got it for now.

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#7) On December 06, 2009 at 11:53 AM, XMFSinchiruna (27.53) wrote:

isusan

Good point ... far be it for me to stand in the way of something this spontaneous and magical.

Have at it, Fools ... let's see how many comments we can gather!!

I'll make the article on Monday hinge around a goal of 2,000 comments. :)

 

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#8) On December 06, 2009 at 12:01 PM, Option1307 (29.92) wrote:

Worse still, "Sinchirana" was the "corrected" version of an even more mangled misspelling.

Ha, ya I can never remember how to spell his name either. Why couldn't he have picked an easier name! Geez. jk Sinch.

I'll make the article on Monday hinge around a goal of 2,000 comments. :)

I think we can easily break 2,000 cmments on that single thread next week. Easy. I'm rather amazed at the willingness of the Caps communtiy to put forth the effort. It really says a lot about our community. Even though many of us disagree about investing/political/life decisions, its nice to see hat we can all play nice and get along for a good cause.

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#9) On December 06, 2009 at 12:12 PM, XMFSinchiruna (27.53) wrote:

devoish,

No worries ... I'm used to it. That's what I get for having such an obscure moniker.

 

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#10) On December 06, 2009 at 12:15 PM, XMFSinchiruna (27.53) wrote:

Option1307

What? You don't speak Shuar?

Sinchi = strong

runa = man

 

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#11) On December 06, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Tastylunch (29.33) wrote:

Sinchiruna is Shuar (indigenous language from Amazonia) for "Strong Man".

Never would have guessed that one.

Sinchi's name just went up to number one in my cool nickname book.

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#12) On December 06, 2009 at 2:23 PM, Teacherman1 (49.10) wrote:

Foolanthropy on.

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#13) On December 06, 2009 at 10:22 PM, rd80 (98.18) wrote:

Help make me pay.

Workin' on it.

and cha-ching - one more dime.

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#14) On December 07, 2009 at 9:57 AM, jstegma (29.36) wrote:

go

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#15) On December 07, 2009 at 9:57 AM, jstegma (29.36) wrote:

go

 

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#16) On December 07, 2009 at 9:58 AM, jstegma (29.36) wrote:

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#17) On December 07, 2009 at 9:58 AM, jstegma (29.36) wrote:

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#18) On December 07, 2009 at 9:58 AM, jstegma (29.36) wrote:

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#19) On December 07, 2009 at 9:58 AM, jstegma (29.36) wrote:

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#20) On December 07, 2009 at 9:58 AM, jstegma (29.36) wrote:

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#21) On December 07, 2009 at 9:58 AM, jstegma (29.36) wrote:

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#22) On December 07, 2009 at 9:58 AM, jstegma (29.36) wrote:

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#23) On December 07, 2009 at 10:00 AM, lemoneater (80.65) wrote:

Sinch is great--it's a cinch to say. :)

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#24) On December 07, 2009 at 5:20 PM, PIGMA (27.71) wrote:

Rec

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