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Dec 17, 10, 2:39 pm
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Posted By Dovster

The big difference, however, is that banks are...

The big difference, however, is that banks are loaning their own money -- these organizations are not.

I would not mind if they did not reimburse me for defaulted loans. I really never expected...
Dec 17, 10, 1:42 pm
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Posted By Dovster

I am sorry to say this, but unless somebody can...

I am sorry to say this, but unless somebody can give me a reasonable explanation for what I just read, I am going to stop making loans through Kiva.

The following information about it appears on...
Dec 16, 10, 11:06 am
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Posted By Dovster

Okay, she is on loan. (Perhaps I had better...

Okay, she is on loan. (Perhaps I had better reword that -- I made a loan to her.)
Dec 16, 10, 10:52 am
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Posted By Dovster

I am not a follower of Jesus but I do not care at...

I am not a follower of Jesus but I do not care at all about the religious orientation of these organizations. If they help people who are trying to help themselves, I am all in favor of their work...
Dec 16, 10, 4:21 am
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Posted By Dovster

You can find out who they are by clicking on the...

You can find out who they are by clicking on the information about the person you want to make the loan to. That will tell you what organization will actually give him the money and a little bit...
Dec 15, 10, 11:35 am
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Posted By Dovster

I believe that the two things which interested me...

I believe that the two things which interested me in her were located considerably higher (and on the other side) than her assets.
Dec 15, 10, 9:40 am
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Posted By Dovster

Certainly you would not want me to be unfaithful...

Certainly you would not want me to be unfaithful to either of these borrowers:

http://www.kiva.org/lend/252879

http://www.kiva.org/lend/187766

The latter, it should be noted, was my first...
Dec 10, 10, 10:50 pm
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Posted By Dovster

Hmm, you seem to discovered of whom I was...

Hmm, you seem to discovered of whom I was talking.



Giblet, please feel free to send them here for a visit -- but make certain that they don't wear too much make-up, especially rouge. I have...
Dec 10, 10, 10:00 am
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Posted By Dovster

Well, that certainly put me on the spot! On...

Well, that certainly put me on the spot!

On one hand, I suggested that the 8 days of Hanukka be extended to the 12 days of Christmas and others took me up on it.

On the other hand, how can I, a...
Dec 9, 10, 12:06 pm
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Posted By Dovster

I most definitely do not mind. In fact, I am...

I most definitely do not mind. In fact, I am waiting for someone to one-up me and start a "12 Days of Christmas" drive.
Dec 5, 10, 1:31 pm
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Posted By Dovster

ANOTHER $1097! Wow! ^

ANOTHER $1097!

Wow! ^
Dec 2, 10, 2:53 am
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Posted By Dovster

Great! It looks like this will be a very happy...

Great! It looks like this will be a very happy Hannuka for Buddhists in Cambodia, Catholics in Peru, Muslims in Indonesia, and atheists in the former Soviet Union.

(I just hope they remember to...
Dec 1, 10, 10:52 pm
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Posted By Dovster

I paid for 8 and wound up with a total of 24. ...

I paid for 8 and wound up with a total of 24. That is the goal of every FTer -- getting one heck of a bargain. :)

Happy holidays, everyone!
Dec 1, 10, 2:19 pm
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Posted By Dovster

Hey! Those are Christmas words! I can't let...

Hey! Those are Christmas words!

I can't let them go unanswered as Hannuka started (at least in Israel) four hours ago, so I just made 8 more loans -- one for each night we light the candles.
Nov 22, 10, 2:13 am
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Posted By Dovster

Done. Naturally, I included one Cambodian. ...

Done. Naturally, I included one Cambodian.

I am now at 30 loans, most of them to women, which will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with my reputation as a Dirty Old Man.
Nov 4, 10, 4:56 am
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Posted By Dovster

What a horrible and frightening experience! ...

What a horrible and frightening experience!

It so moved me that I immediately made four more loans (including, of course, one to a Cambodian.
Sep 10, 10, 3:30 am
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Posted By Dovster

Probably not, so I just atoned for this most...

Probably not, so I just atoned for this most grevious sin by making 4 more loans -- my first ones in the year 5771.
Sep 3, 10, 5:21 am
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Posted By Dovster

I just received the following e-mail from Kiva: ...

I just received the following e-mail from Kiva:



It gave me pause for a moment as I reflected that without being a FTer, it is very doubtful that as both a Vietnam vet and a Jew I ever would...
Sep 1, 10, 11:16 am
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Posted By Dovster

New month -- so four new loans just made. ...

New month -- so four new loans just made.

(All, of course, to the most attractive women I could find.) :D
Aug 17, 10, 3:12 am
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Posted By Dovster

I thought it was Cholula. He insists that it is...

I thought it was Cholula. He insists that it is me.
Aug 16, 10, 4:03 pm
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Posted By Dovster

For some reason, I made a loan after Cholula but...

For some reason, I made a loan after Cholula but before Mary and it is not shown on the FT group page.

Is it possible that we are not getting credit for all the loans we made?
Aug 16, 10, 3:05 pm
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Posted By Dovster

Click on "Community" and then have "Filter teams...

Click on "Community" and then have "Filter teams by All Categories" and, next to it, sort by number of loans, total loaned, or whatever you want.
Aug 16, 10, 2:51 pm
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Posted By Dovster

As I don't want Cholula to have the honor of...

As I don't want Cholula to have the honor of being the last FTer to make a loan, I have since made a loan to that same gentleman.

(Do not waste your time trying to figure out why I put "as" and...
Aug 4, 10, 10:48 am
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Posted By Dovster

from giblet's blog: Were they,...

from giblet's blog:



Were they, perhaps, water buffalos? I have seen them used to pull wagons in Thailand but never saw cows put to that use.
Aug 3, 10, 3:35 am
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Posted By Dovster

This being a new month, I just made four new...

This being a new month, I just made four new loans.

See, Mary2e? There are things we can agree on! :D
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