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rowland al

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  1. How Many Straws To Break The Camel’s Back ?

    Mis-quoting someone or changing the context of what they said by editing a quote is even worse?
  2. Canalworld - Fundraising

    I still reckon it would fill people with more confidence if the accounts were made public, but I guess it's everyone's choice whether they want to donate.
  3. rubbish Shurflo pumps

    Another convert to Jabsco from Shurflo here for similar reasons. I found the Jabsco equivalent seemed to draw more current though.
  4. Canalworld - Fundraising

    Ok, I'll do the elephant in the room thing. Has anyone been keeping an account of what's going in and out since she left?
  5. How Many Straws To Break The Camel’s Back ?

    It seems the Charity Act also moved the word charity on from just helping the needy. But I suppose there are lots of interpretations for the word needy to! (1)A purpose falls within this subsection if it falls within any of the following descriptions of purposes— (a)the prevention or relief of poverty; (b)the advancement of education; (c)the advancement of religion; (d)the advancement of health or the saving of lives; (e)the advancement of citizenship or community development; (f)the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage or science; (g)the advancement of amateur sport; (h)the advancement of human rights, conflict resolution or reconciliation or the promotion of religious or racial harmony or equality and diversity; (i)the advancement of environmental protection or improvement; (j)the relief of those in need because of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage; (k)the advancement of animal welfare; (l)the promotion of the efficiency of the armed forces of the Crown or of the efficiency of the police, fire and rescue services or ambulance services; (m)any other purposes—
  6. How Many Straws To Break The Camel’s Back ?

    Well having used the word dense first you had already shown your intent before using the word ignorant. Or is there another more savoury definition for the word dense? Intent is more important than words anyway. Your intent on this thread shines through. It's to start an argument with someone because you are probably bored.
  7. Canalworld - Fundraising

    I agree. It can't be difficult to do a simple spreadsheet, and as I said before, it would encourage more people to donate as they would have more confidence in their donations being used wisely. Perhaps C&RT would be interested in donating?
  8. How Many Straws To Break The Camel’s Back ?

    I just think it's very sad when people call others dense, hard of thinking and ignorant, just because they think they know more than others. In fact people often do it when the views they have held for many years are being challenged. I've learnt a few things I didn't know from this thread. Rudeness, or putting people down, doesn't do anything to help support an argument or sway an opinion.
  9. How Many Straws To Break The Camel’s Back ?

    I think you are deliberately being contentious. No idea why. Nobody mentioned free boat licences and moorings. Very sad.
  10. How Many Straws To Break The Camel’s Back ?

    Let's hope they honour those objectives.
  11. How Many Straws To Break The Camel’s Back ?

    I probably am wasting energy and time, but it's still possible that the few true charitable aims they have will disappear. I wouldn't want that.
  12. How Many Straws To Break The Camel’s Back ?

    Probably the same as the dictionary definition. Not a load of legalistic spin. Exactly, I wasn't actually thinking of boating as everyone is expected to pay their way there, silly.
  13. How Many Straws To Break The Camel’s Back ?

    I didn't say the tax breaks were a bad thing did I? Well provided there is accountability in how those tax breaks are used! Maybe the powers that could be could make up a different word to charity for this type of organisation so it's less misleading. Not sure what though, although isn't 'public trust' enough on it's own?
  14. How Many Straws To Break The Camel’s Back ?

    I've been trying to think of some real charitable elements to C&RT. They are trying to keep the network open for all to enjoy. Those who have fallen on hard times can still get to enjoy it without having to pay. How long may that continue?
  15. How Many Straws To Break The Camel’s Back ?

    I thought the most obvious reason was the tax breaks. Anyway, I repeat, I never said they were run like a buisness, I said they seem to be run MORE like a buisness, I'm not sure if you have grasped that yet.
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