[B5JMS] JMS commentary and Paypal donation??

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Thu Jul 11 04:23:38 EDT 2002

From: Robert Perkins <rob_perkins at hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 15:51:28 GMT
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On Tue, 9 Jul 2002 22:20:00 -0400, Kevin Pray
<kevinpray at mindspring.com> wrote:

>Hi all,
>Has anyone decided to do/not do this for JMS?

Yes. I *did* volunteer to set up such an account.

I don't suggest using PayPal, unless it's JMS' account, under his full
control. I asked them about it, and they wanted a "merchant/business
account" set up for such a thing, which can accept credit cards with
the attendant fees, which are not insignificant.

I don't want to pay JMS by paying PayPal as well. Perhaps another
alternative would be to send money to his agency, but even that smacks
of asking for donations, and I don't think he's keen to do that (I
wouldn't be, especially when my bills are all paid and I don't need
the money.)

He's said it's not a big deal to him, and some of us have asked
whether or not there is a charity organization he favors; they're in
the business of asking for donations anyway, and it would be less of a
thing, IMO. He hasn't yet said what that charity organization would
be, and I won't give in his name unless he does (it would be rude, for


From: jmsatb5 at aol.com (Jms at B5)
Date: 11 Jul 2002 04:37:45 GMT
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Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa...I must've missed the transmutation of threads to
get to this point.  

I've made it a point never to directly connect the financial dots between me
and B5 viewers, I have 'way too much respect for them and I won't see them
exploited for *any* reason, and this is an example of why.

I very much appreciate the gesture, but please do NOT do this.  As I noted, if
anyone wants to make a donation in my name to the local charity of your choice
(if I can opt for a preference it should be a women's shelter), that's the best
way to handle it.

That would be the best thing, honest and true.


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