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March 09, 2015, 09:48:10 PM
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I wouldn't support this not because I'm against giving money to the homeless and supporting them to get off the streets but if you give directly there's a very high chance that money will end up funding drugs/alcohol. If you want to donate money to support homeless people then I'd recommend giving it through the more formalised and proper channels which is more likely to help the homeless people.
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March 10, 2015, 03:39:27 AM
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Please just give it directly to them

That would not make for a very exciting video. Please read what we are hoping to acheive. If you would like to make a video showing you donating to the homeless we would love to see it.

What happens if you dont reach what you want? Will we get refunded, where will the money go? I was for this idea but it is getting a lot of negativity.

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March 10, 2015, 04:10:42 AM
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I wouldn't support this not because I'm against giving money to the homeless and supporting them to get off the streets but if you give directly there's a very high chance that money will end up funding drugs/alcohol. If you want to donate money to support homeless people then I'd recommend giving it through the more formalised and proper channels which is more likely to help the homeless people.

This is the problem you face. Rather use the money to buy items /food yourself and get the drones to deliver it to them. Not drop it over them. Try putting this on kickstarter or indiegogo

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March 10, 2015, 04:28:15 AM
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Please just give it directly to them

That would not make for a very exciting video. Please read what we are hoping to acheive. If you would like to make a video showing you donating to the homeless we would love to see it.

What happens if you dont reach what you want? Will we get refunded, where will the money go? I was for this idea but it is getting a lot of negativity.

We are happy with the support we have received so far. Many supportive messages from people with wonderful charities have started to come in. The rising exchange rate has also helped us to raise over $100 now. If we use only $1 bills it could still be a nice drop. I do hope to continue seeing that number rise but think we will see a drop and a food handout even with the limited funds raised so far.
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March 10, 2015, 04:32:19 AM
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I wouldn't support this not because I'm against giving money to the homeless and supporting them to get off the streets but if you give directly there's a very high chance that money will end up funding drugs/alcohol. If you want to donate money to support homeless people then I'd recommend giving it through the more formalised and proper channels which is more likely to help the homeless people.

I think along the same lines. Instead of giving them money, its better to offer them meals and other kinds of things, which does not lead to them using the money for wrong things.

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March 10, 2015, 04:41:16 AM
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I wouldn't support this not because I'm against giving money to the homeless and supporting them to get off the streets but if you give directly there's a very high chance that money will end up funding drugs/alcohol. If you want to donate money to support homeless people then I'd recommend giving it through the more formalised and proper channels which is more likely to help the homeless people.

I think along the same lines. Instead of giving them money, its better to offer them meals and other kinds of things, which does not lead to them using the money for wrong things.

You should offer meals and other kinds of things to the homeless in your community. We strongly support that. For people who want to donate in the way this thread describes we have created this opportunity. It is a little disheartening that people have decided to play the moral police and discourage our charity effort. We choose to believe that all homeless people are not drug addict alcoholics and will use the money responsibly without the help of someone to spend it for them. We also believe they will appreciate money raining from the sky and will not be offended at all by it.
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March 10, 2015, 05:03:03 AM
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I wouldn't support this not because I'm against giving money to the homeless and supporting them to get off the streets but if you give directly there's a very high chance that money will end up funding drugs/alcohol. If you want to donate money to support homeless people then I'd recommend giving it through the more formalised and proper channels which is more likely to help the homeless people.

I think along the same lines. Instead of giving them money, its better to offer them meals and other kinds of things, which does not lead to them using the money for wrong things.

You should offer meals and other kinds of things to the homeless in your community. We strongly support that. For people who want to donate in the way this thread describes we have created this opportunity. It is a little disheartening that people have decided to play the moral police and discourage our charity effort. We choose to believe that all homeless people are not drug addict alcoholics and will use the money responsibly without the help of someone to spend it for them. We also believe they will appreciate money raining from the sky and will not be offended at all by it.

i can agree with this. the homeless folks might appreciate a ht meal rather than 1$ bills dropping from the sky. maybe if the donations go high enough you could set this up

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March 10, 2015, 05:19:43 AM
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I'm creating a crowdfunding site that accepts fiat and crypto, hopefully it will be completed in a month or so,  by that time you should be in the throws of phase two of this program with video in hand.  

If all goes according respective plans, you could start a campaign on our site (PICISI -- the crowdfunding site coming soon) and we will be willing to be an official sponsor of the campaign, and we will get you other sponsors too.

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March 14, 2015, 07:41:39 PM
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MrDove's intent is to donate money to the homeless in a unique and uplifting way that encourages others to do positive things. The MrDove team will produce a serious yet entertaining video with the hopes of inspiring others to participate in similar events. All donated bitcoins will be converted to dollars and dropped from a DJI built drone over an area of poverty-stricken Americans. The event will be recorded by several HD cameras and a link to the YouTube video will be tweeted from @MrDoveMoneyDrop.

Please consider making a donation to the designated escrow account.
1CashDrop8FjtHybnkPLNSe2BgLpy5B8r1

Quoting the OP as it states nothing about refunds being not allowed. This is not working out so I feel like my 0.188 is not doing anything.
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This address is from Equinoxx. Funds donated: 0.175

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If this doesn't work out. Please send the 0.188 to:
1noxxi91kqtThrsYXk4iKjsr7TDiSDkzw

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March 14, 2015, 07:57:54 PM
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If this doesn't work out. Please send the 0.188 to:
1noxxi91kqtThrsYXk4iKjsr7TDiSDkzw

MrDove has told me previously that they would have no problems issuing refunds if this project gets abandoned.  I last spoke with their drone operator yesterday (cool guy) who gave me an update.  I've seen videos of them testing the carry load and a crude dropping mechanism.  They aren't happy with the dropping mechanism in it's current form and that is what is holding back a demo video and another push for donations.  I'll urge them to speed up the process of a public demo video, even if the dropping mechanism sucks, to reassure folks that they are actually putting work into this.  The drone in the videos I saw was a DJI Phantom (not sure what model exactly) if that hasn't already been mentioned.

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March 14, 2015, 08:52:23 PM
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If this doesn't work out. Please send the 0.188 to:
1noxxi91kqtThrsYXk4iKjsr7TDiSDkzw

MrDove has told me previously that they would have no problems issuing refunds if this project gets abandoned.  I last spoke with their drone operator yesterday (cool guy) who gave me an update.  I've seen videos of them testing the carry load and a crude dropping mechanism.  They aren't happy with the dropping mechanism in it's current form and that is what is holding back a demo video and another push for donations.  I'll urge them to speed up the process of a public demo video, even if the dropping mechanism sucks, to reassure folks that they are actually putting work into this.  The drone in the videos I saw was a DJI Phantom (not sure what model exactly) if that hasn't already been mentioned.

Ok. You can do the refund, I will be glad to donate at a sooner time. Thanks for understanding.

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March 15, 2015, 12:42:14 AM
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I have agreed to collect BTC for this "charity event" because as a drone owner I found it interesting.
I am collecting no fees and will release the funds to "MrDove" upon a reasonable demonstration that the event will take place.
Anyone interested in donating BTC for the drop can send to: 1CashDrop8FjtHybnkPLNSe2BgLpy5B8r1



And if it doesn't take place, you reimburse everyone ? People who sent from online wallets other than blockchain will be hard to reimburse !

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March 15, 2015, 01:00:29 AM
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And if it doesn't take place, you reimburse everyone ? People who sent from online wallets other than blockchain will be hard to reimburse !

Ideally I would like to donate the funds to another charity, as without signed messages or reimbursing the sending address it would be opening the door to nickel and dime scammers.

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March 15, 2015, 05:27:54 AM
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And if it doesn't take place, you reimburse everyone ? People who sent from online wallets other than blockchain will be hard to reimburse !

Ideally I would like to donate the funds to another charity, as without signed messages or reimbursing the sending address it would be opening the door to nickel and dime scammers.

I have provided signed addresses for both of the addresses that I used to donate. Can I get a refund please?

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March 15, 2015, 06:11:40 AM
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This is sweet, good on you for doing this (or to the guy in the vid). I'll spread the word.

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March 16, 2015, 02:17:49 AM
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And if it doesn't take place, you reimburse everyone ? People who sent from online wallets other than blockchain will be hard to reimburse !

Ideally I would like to donate the funds to another charity, as without signed messages or reimbursing the sending address it would be opening the door to nickel and dime scammers.

I have provided signed addresses for both of the addresses that I used to donate. Can I get a refund please?

I'm on vacation and do not have access to this wallet.  I should be home in roughly 48 hours and will be able to fulfill your request.  A shame that these donations to the homeless are being taken back, but that is your choice.

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March 16, 2015, 02:34:43 AM
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I wouldn't support this not because I'm against giving money to the homeless and supporting them to get off the streets but if you give directly there's a very high chance that money will end up funding drugs/alcohol. If you want to donate money to support homeless people then I'd recommend giving it through the more formalised and proper channels which is more likely to help the homeless people.

+1, some beggars are professional, they beg money on the streets, but they get 2X-3X money total than ordinary people salary.

Chinese biggest media CCTV has reported several times, almost 99% beggars in China are fakes beggars, they don't have injuries or physical disability.

They are scammers, they scam people's sympathy.  Cry Cry

I also read some news about beggars in US or Europe. They have good houses and cars, but they pretend to be beggars to scam people in the streets. FXXK them!!

Let's say no to them! Almost of them are fakes. If they are really homeless, food is much precious than money.
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March 16, 2015, 12:43:23 PM
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I wouldn't support this not because I'm against giving money to the homeless and supporting them to get off the streets but if you give directly there's a very high chance that money will end up funding drugs/alcohol. If you want to donate money to support homeless people then I'd recommend giving it through the more formalised and proper channels which is more likely to help the homeless people.


I appreciate what you're saying but it is a big misconception that all homeless people are drug addicts / alcoholics, I'd even say a majority of them want to better themselves if given half a chance. The stereotype portrayed by the media of pissed-soaked tramps drinking paint stripper is far far from the truth.

Really hope this money drop goes well (plus it's good PR for bitcoin Wink )

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March 16, 2015, 03:35:03 PM
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And if it doesn't take place, you reimburse everyone ? People who sent from online wallets other than blockchain will be hard to reimburse !

Ideally I would like to donate the funds to another charity, as without signed messages or reimbursing the sending address it would be opening the door to nickel and dime scammers.

I have provided signed addresses for both of the addresses that I used to donate. Can I get a refund please?

I'm on vacation and do not have access to this wallet.  I should be home in roughly 48 hours and will be able to fulfill your request.  A shame that these donations to the homeless are being taken back, but that is your choice.

It really is. But some people have made some valid points about this idea not working.

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March 18, 2015, 06:07:02 PM
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Please send the 0.188 to:
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Your donation to the less fortunate has been refunded.  My apologies for the delay.

If anyone else would like to remove their BTC from the mouths of the homeless, let me know with a signed message and I will be happy to oblige.

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