Re: [IP] Pay up
Sorry, but I don't see any need to yell at people. We've all gotten benefit
from this group. This isn't a "mom and pop" group, serving 300 or so people
from a bedroom server or through Yahoo. It's more than 4,000 members strong
probably only 10 percent or so contributing anything) and is run from a real
office that comes with real rent and expenses; using real equipment that has
to be paid for and maintained; with no commercial messages to annoy us; nobody
censoring us, etc. It's a full-time job, performed by somebody who makes it
his full-time job - despite having 5 children (at least 2 of whom are in
college), diabetes exenses just like the rest of us, etc.
Now, if you really want to know where the money goes, check out IP's Form
990, avaiable at <A HREF="www.guidestar.org">www.guidestar.org</A>. There you
can see what the income and
expenses are. Key in Insulin Pumpers in Milpitas, CA. The income is less than a
of us live on. Now try to figure out where Michael gets the money to run IP
*and* support his family.
Jan and ElvisToo
In a message dated 11/20/03 11:51:20 AM US Eastern Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:
> Maintaining the servers and office space ring any bells? People don't
> give these things away (RENT!!! TELEPHONE!!!! INTERNET SERVICE!!!!!!
> THINK!!!!!!) and I'm sorry you don't see the "PAY OFF for the PAY UP"!
> This list has helped many many people with some pretty hairy
> situations, and just because YOU haven't needed any of us, doesn't mean
> that others don't.
> You want 'Crucified'? YOU try to make that economic nut every month.
> Phone, electric, heat, A/C for the tech room, a little thing like FOOD
> for the guy running all this on his bat with the piffling donations
> from who the heck ever in Corporate, and trying to _live_ ring any
> bells??????? Remember this IS Michael's JOB.
> Gadzooks! What IS it with PEOPLE?? We're talking five lousy bucks a
> month!! Why begrudge a man who has busted his ----- trying for us to
> have a 24/7/365 service?
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