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Milind123
09-12-2007, 01:13 AM
This is specifically for those people who have never contributed but feel like contributing but for some reason hesitate to pull the trigger. For all such people who start a monthly contribution of $50 and promise (not to me or anyone else but themselves) to keep contributing for at least the next 6 months, I am going to make a one-time contribution of $50 for every such person. I have a modest upper limit, which I will disclose after the first 10 new contributors.

So people, Sept 18th is approaching fast and IV needs your contribution. Now is the time.

The only requirement is that the member has never contributed before and starts a $50 dollar recurring contribution. For every two new contributors I will make a $100 one-time contribution. Moderators may verify my contribution.

Note: The following was added at 9:06 EST on 09/12/2007

OR

For every $100 one time contribution by first time contributors I will match $25.00

JazzByTheBay
09-12-2007, 01:16 AM
Thank you so much for doing this.... come on folks, step up to the plate - Milind123 has made a great offer!!


http://morejazzbythebay.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/sanjoserallybnr4-2.jpg

SAN JOSE WAS THE BEGINNING, DC WILL BE A HUGE MILESTONE!

cheers!
jazz


This is specifically for those people who have never contributed but feel like contributing but for some reason hesitate to pull the trigger. For all such people who start a monthly contribution of $50 and promise (not to me or anyone else but themselves) to keep contributing for at least the next 6 months, I am going to make a one-time contribution of $50 for every such person. I have a modest upper limit, which I will disclose after the first 10 new contributors.

So people, Sept 18th is approaching fast and IV needs your contribution. Now is the time.

The only requirement is that the member has never contributed before and starts a $50 dollar recurring contribution. For every two new contributors I will make a $100 one-time contribution. Moderators may verify my contribution.

pappu
09-12-2007, 01:17 AM
Thank you.

Milind123
09-12-2007, 01:27 AM
Come on folks step up to the plate. I want to send at least $100 tonight before I go to bed. Please PM me after you make the contribution.

vandanaverdia
09-12-2007, 02:18 AM
Great initiative... Hope some people come forth & contribute.

gsc999
09-12-2007, 03:13 AM
This is amazing!

Libra
09-12-2007, 08:35 AM
awesome!!! thank you Milind123. u da man.

satyachowdary
09-12-2007, 09:53 AM
Hi Milind123,
I just contributed $100, here are my order details :

Order Details - Sep 12, 2007 09:12 GMT-04:00
Google Order #131954606924512

Thanks
Satya Chowdary

vamsi_poondla
09-12-2007, 10:00 AM
Hi Milind123,
I just contributed $100, here are my order details :

Order Details - Sep 12, 2007 09:12 GMT-04:00
Google Order #131954606924512

Thanks
Satya Chowdary

Way to go..Satya. It is for a noble cause.

Libra
09-12-2007, 11:07 AM
thank you satya, please post it here.
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/showthread.php?t=13158&page=18

Hi Milind123,
I just contributed $100, here are my order details :

Order Details - Sep 12, 2007 09:12 GMT-04:00
Google Order #131954606924512

Thanks
Satya Chowdary

sameold
09-12-2007, 11:18 AM
Hi Milind,

Just made my first contribution of $100

Order Details - Sep 12, 2007 09:39 GMT-05:00
Google Order #251501666030083

Thank you Milind for stepping up and motivating people

chanduv23
09-12-2007, 11:34 AM
For those who are still thinking - just do it - you will be very happy that you did it.

sukhwinderd
09-12-2007, 12:04 PM
Order Details - Sep 12, 2007 11:01 AM EDT
Google Order #546380134380844

just contributed $100 .. will try to attend rally.

Libra
09-12-2007, 12:10 PM
thank you sameold and sukhwindered for your contributions, hope to see you guys in DC.

Milind123
09-12-2007, 12:16 PM
Thankyou satyachowdary and sameold.
All, please remember my intention is to motivate the people who never contributed and who start
a $50 monthly contribution at least for six months. Also don't forget to PM me when you
start your monthly contibution.

Anyway good start. satyachowdary and sameold please consider monthly contributions.


Here are my details

Order Details - Sep 12, 2007 11:34 AM EDT
Google Order #365470411117583

Milind123
09-12-2007, 12:18 PM
Thankyou satyachowdary and sameold.
All, please remember my intention is to motivate the people who never contributed and who start
a $50 monthly contribution at least for six months. Also don't forget to PM me when you
start your monthly contibution.

Anyway good start. satyachowdary and sameold please consider monthly contributions.


Here are my details

Order Details - Sep 12, 2007 11:34 AM EDT
Google Order #365470411117583

Sorry forgot to mention the amount of $100.

Libra
09-12-2007, 12:43 PM
12k+ more to reach goal. please contribute.

sw33t
09-12-2007, 01:26 PM
Thank you milind. Your initiative is much appreciated.

ravish_kaipa
09-12-2007, 01:29 PM
Here are my details.
Confirmation Number: 5HL471558P745653V
Amount $100

Libra
09-12-2007, 01:35 PM
thank you ravi for contribution, hope to see you in DC.

Milind123
09-12-2007, 01:39 PM
Thankyou sukhwinderd and ravish_kaipa.

All, please remember my intention is to motivate the people who never contributed and who start
a $50 monthly contribution at least for six months. Also don't forget to PM me when you
start your monthly contibution.

Anyway good start. sukhwinderd and ravish_kaipa please consider monthly contributions.


Here are the details about my contribution of $100

Order Details - Sep 12, 2007 1:02 PM EDT
Google Order #366145912118249

vandanaverdia
09-12-2007, 01:47 PM
With such a great initiative here... I am sure a lot more first time contributors will come forth. Pls dont wait any longer... Pls contribute towards the drive. We have lots to achieve & very little time...
Kudos to Milind123... u r doing a great job....

ska_iit
09-12-2007, 01:52 PM
Hi IV members,
Thanks for all the work and effort put into making the life of many simple.
Just made a small contribution from my side
Details
$100 from paypal Receipt ID: 0140-0216-9540-2146
Thanks
-Ska

Libra
09-12-2007, 01:54 PM
thank you ska_iit

Libra
09-12-2007, 02:30 PM
bump

EAD
09-12-2007, 02:37 PM
I am a new member and sent $50 by personal check to IV.

EAD
PD: May 04 (BEC cleared Nov 06)
I-140: Jan 07 (Pending NSC)
I-485: Aug 07 ( No reciepts)

Libra
09-12-2007, 02:39 PM
thank you EAD, hope you can make it to DC rally too.

texcan
09-12-2007, 02:50 PM
Thankyou sukhwinderd and ravish_kaipa.

All, please remember my intention is to motivate the people who never contributed and who start
a $50 monthly contribution at least for six months. Also don't forget to PM me when you
start your monthly contibution.

Anyway good start. sukhwinderd and ravish_kaipa please consider monthly contributions.


Here are the details about my contribution of $100

Order Details - Sep 12, 2007 1:02 PM EDT
Google Order #366145912118249

Kudos Milind123,

You are an amazing person. I bow to your selflessness and
wonderful community initiatives.

Regards

rangaswamy
09-12-2007, 02:56 PM
I am a new member and sent $50 by personal check to IV.

EAD
PD: May 04 (BEC cleared Nov 06)
I-140: Jan 07 (Pending NSC)
I-485: Aug 07 ( No reciepts)

I have sent 50$ to IV through Bill Pay. I have also started a funding drive in my office locally. There are about 20 people in this situation. Lets see if any one contributes.

This is the email i wrote:

Folks, I just wanted to add to this email. As this email mentioned, IV is organizing a monumental rally in Washington DC. The estimated turn out for this rally is about 10,000 people. This is our best shot ever. With the successful flower campaign and the San Jose rally we were able to reverse the July bulletin.

I urge you to consider contributing one month’s grocery bill towards this cause. Immigrants are flying in from all over the country. People who cannot attend are sponsoring air tickets and providing accommodation for strangers flying in. The least we can do is contribute a few bucks.

Please make a contribution to IV. You can send in a check or a use google check out or use paypal. We pay thousands in taxes without representation. Donate a fraction of that amount today. Even if you don’t want to donate, go to the website and buy some IV merchandise, Cups, hats and t shirts.

Im going to be mailing a check today, I will be glad to include your check.

Go IV.

Anand

vandanaverdia
09-12-2007, 03:00 PM
Thank you rangaswamy. We need more members to come forward & be first time contributors!!
We have lots to achieve & very few days left...
Support IV....
Help IV help you!!!

imm_pro
09-12-2007, 03:11 PM
Thanks IV...way to go.

Just made a modest contribution of $200.

Order Details - Sep 12, 2007 11:28 AM PDT
Google Order #313190031134013

Libra
09-12-2007, 03:13 PM
thank you imm_pro, let's go to DC.

Thanks IV...way to go.

Just made a modest contribution of $200.

Order Details - Sep 12, 2007 11:28 AM PDT
Google Order #313190031134013

apb
09-12-2007, 03:37 PM
This is specifically for those people who have never contributed but feel like contributing but for some reason hesitate to pull the trigger. For all such people who start a monthly contribution of $50 and promise (not to me or anyone else but themselves) to keep contributing for at least the next 6 months, I am going to make a one-time contribution of $50 for every such person. I have a modest upper limit, which I will disclose after the first 10 new contributors.

So people, Sept 18th is approaching fast and IV needs your contribution. Now is the time.

The only requirement is that the member has never contributed before and starts a $50 dollar recurring contribution. For every two new contributors I will make a $100 one-time contribution. Moderators may verify my contribution.

This is great thinking and wonderful initiative. It is a lesson how we all can be creative and help others motivate. It reminds of a story. There were two teams US and Japanese. They each were divided into two groups each and made to stand facing each other. There was a imaginary line drawn and the goal of each team is to convince their team members on the other side of the line to cross over. US Team were never able to convince their team members to cross over and move to other side.
Japanese simply said to their team members on other side.. If you cross over we will also cross over.. and they won. As simple as it may sound here is a classic example shown by Milind. You rock Milind.
And you make me feel proud in being associated with you in this struggle for our cause.
I am also in the drive for funds with my indifferent colleagues. See you in DC.

apb
09-12-2007, 06:18 PM
Bumping

Milind123
09-12-2007, 06:29 PM
Hi IV members,
Thanks for all the work and effort put into making the life of many simple.
Just made a small contribution from my side
Details
$100 from paypal Receipt ID: 0140-0216-9540-2146
Thanks
-Ska

Way to go first post and a contribution.

Milind123
09-12-2007, 06:35 PM
Thanks IV...way to go.

Just made a modest contribution of $200.

Order Details - Sep 12, 2007 11:28 AM PDT
Google Order #313190031134013

Not at all modest, I would say it is really nice contribution. Thanks

Milind123
09-12-2007, 07:03 PM
Thankyou ska_iit EAD rangaswamy and imm_pro.

All, please remember my intention is to motivate people who never contributed so far and who start
a $50 monthly contribution for at least six months. I am going to do a one time contribution of $50
for all such contributions (limits apply which I still did not disclose)

Anyway good start. ska_iit EAD rangaswamy and imm_pro, please consider monthly contributions. imm_pro, you
are only 2 contributions (of $50) away from the target of $300.

While making my contribution I would like to thank all the people who have started their new monthly contribution.
I would feel bad if I miss their name while searching the thread, so please PM me.



Here are the details of my third contribution of $100

Order Details - Sep 12, 2007 6:12 PM EDT
Google Order #761429932710772

vandanaverdia
09-12-2007, 08:00 PM
Great work milind123....

Lets see some more people come forward & contribute...

GO IV!!! See you in DC!!!

green_world
09-12-2007, 08:19 PM
How do I place the google order? This is going to be my first contribution..

green_world
09-12-2007, 08:28 PM
First time contribution of $100...

Good work IV..

Order Details - Sep 12, 2007 19:50 GMT-04:00
Google Order #510095991304725

Ram_C
09-12-2007, 08:28 PM
How do I place the google order? This is going to be my first contribution..

check this link http://immigrationvoice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=26&Itemid=44(you need to scroll down to find google checkout)

Milind123
09-12-2007, 08:30 PM
First time contribution of $100...

Good work IV..

Order Details - Sep 12, 2007 19:50 GMT-04:00
Google Order #510095991304725

Thanks you for your contribution.

asanghi
09-12-2007, 08:30 PM
How do I place the google order? This is going to be my first contribution..

Click on "Contribute Now" on very top of the page.
Scroll down until you see blue colored "Buy Now" buttons.
Click on the blue button for amount you want to contribute.
Follow directions thereon.

Struggle
09-12-2007, 08:53 PM
I was at SJ rally and it was an awesome feeling to participate and hear all the honks.
Unfortunately cannot make it to the DC rally, but have been spreading the word through emails and diggs.

Milind i have contributed $100 now.
paypal transaction id: 88886835PG920640K
Thanks for your support.

Milind123
09-12-2007, 08:58 PM
I was at SJ rally and it was an awesome feeling to participate and hear all the honks.
Unfortunately cannot make it to the DC rally, but have been spreading the word through emails and diggs.

Milind i have contributed $100 now.
paypal transaction id: 88886835PG920640K
Thanks for your support.

Thanks for your contribution.

Milind123
09-12-2007, 10:01 PM
I was hoping to get people to start their monthly contribution, but it seems people are more inclined to make one time contribution. So I have added this to the start of the thread.

>>For every $100 one time contribution by first time contributors I will match $25.00. <<

So people with their fingers on the trigger, who don't want to commit long term, here is your chance. Please allow me to help you squeeze the trigger and fire your first shot.

I already have Struggle and green_world. Just need 2 new first time $100 contributors to make my next $100 contribution.

sam2006
09-12-2007, 10:08 PM
Looks like you will soon cross My 350 Contribution ;)

I pledge 100$ more once Milind123 equals 400 !!:D
Any Takers !!!

thats the Least we non attending :( :(
folks can do

vandanaverdia
09-12-2007, 10:49 PM
Looks like you will soon cross My 350 Contribution ;)

I pledge 100$ more once Milind123 crosses 400 !!:D
Any Takers !!!

thats the Least we non attending :( :(
folks can do

Great... we need your support!!!!

Milind123
09-12-2007, 11:03 PM
Looks like you will soon cross My 350 Contribution ;)

I pledge 100$ more once Milind123 crosses 400 !!:D
Any Takers !!!

thats the Least we non attending :( :(
folks can do

Can you please make that "equals" from "crosses". :D (I am sorry written too much code in my life)

texcan
09-12-2007, 11:13 PM
I was hoping to get people to start their monthly contribution, but it seems people are more inclined to make one time contribution. So I have added this to the start of the thread.

>>For every $100 one time contribution by first time contributors I will match $25.00. <<

So people with their fingers on the trigger, who don't want to commit long term, here is your chance. Please allow me to help you squeeze the trigger and fire your first shot.

I already have Struggle and green_world. Just need 2 new first time $100 contributors to make my next $100 contribution.

Committments in life do make people nervous, but in this case i am surprised
what else will it take.
Come on guys, this is best deal of century. Make some contribution.

Once again, Great going Milind
Hats off to you friend.

sam2006
09-13-2007, 12:12 AM
Done
Changed the Equation

Milind123
09-13-2007, 12:39 AM
Done
Changed the Equation

To Would be first time contributor,
Besides your other non-monetary contribution, IV needs your monetary contribution too.
People who havn't contributed, please take your first shot. Need just 2 people to contribute $100 each for now.
sam2006 and I will contribute $100 each. That makes $400 closer to the goal.

nomad
09-13-2007, 02:34 AM
Just contributed one time $100 thru' paypal.
Web Accept Payment Sent (ID # 3BC32596YD273123L)

Milind123
09-13-2007, 06:56 AM
Just contributed one time $100 thru' paypal.
Web Accept Payment Sent (ID # 3BC32596YD273123L)

Thankyou nomad. Just one more newbee shooter. Remember your one dollar is like contributing 3 dollars.

Milind123
09-13-2007, 09:59 AM
Yesterday I contributed $300 and I hope I do better than that today, but I need help from all those people who have never contributed. So please pull the trigger. I am only one contribution (of $100) away from a first time contributor. As soon as I get that I will post my contribution. As soon as I do that sam2006 is going to make his contribution of $100.

rck4evr
09-13-2007, 10:09 AM
Contributed $100 through Paypal

Confirmation Number: 24145549BE0457255

Milind123
09-13-2007, 10:51 AM
Thank you Struggle, green_world, nomad and rck4evr. I am able to add to my contribution only because of your help.
Details of my $100 contribution are in my signature.

To people who still have their finger on the trigger,

Guys the next gun is loaded. It is time to apply a bit more pressure to fire your first bullet.
There are only five bullets in this gun. Who is going to take the first four shots?

sam2006
09-13-2007, 11:34 AM
Milind123 YOU ARE THE MAN !!!
i guess you have crossed 400:p
I will make 100$ as promised later in the day

Comon Guys please wake up and contribute
Its now or NEVER!!!

please Help IV and Help Your Selves

vandanaverdia
09-13-2007, 12:13 PM
milind123 & sam2006:
Hats off to u guys... U r doing a fabulous job!
All those who havent contributed so far, pls come forward!
Help IV help you...

mohitb272
09-13-2007, 12:18 PM
Guys, I wont be able to make it to DC since I have a FP appointment on that date but I made my contribution of $100. Good luck!!!

Business Name:
Immigration Voice (The recipient of this payment is Verified)
Email:
donations@immigrationvoice.org

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Total Amount:
-$100.00 USD

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Milind123
09-13-2007, 12:36 PM
Hello guys

For many of us, today is payday. What better day than today to make your first time contribution. I understand most of the money that we get is earmarked for something or the other. In a few days we again start our long wait for the next paycheck. On CNBC, I heard one commentator talking about consumers and how apt they were to rearrange their expenditure to the changing environment. For us, the environment is pretty static in the Green card world and there is very little change in the last several years.

So I urge you to rearrange your expenditure and contribute and see the environment change.

Please remember I will contribute $25 for each contribution of $100 from a member who is making this contribution for the first time.

Thanks for listening
Milind123

Libra
09-13-2007, 12:42 PM
Thank you mohitb272 for the contribution.

wolfsappi
09-13-2007, 12:53 PM
just made a one time contribution of $100
confirmation number : 1V989630TG1266458

kanaihya
09-13-2007, 12:59 PM
Just now contibuted USD 100.00..sorry could not contribute a big amount..under a huge debt now...may be in future..

PayPal Confirmation Number: 06B71369TE645612G

thanks

chanduv23
09-13-2007, 01:01 PM
Just now contibuted USD 100.00..sorry could not contribute a big amount..under a huge debt now...may be in future..

PayPal Confirmation Number: 06B71369TE645612G

thanks

Thanks for your wonderful gesture

sam2006
09-13-2007, 01:02 PM
Thank You wolfsappi kanaihya

as Promised
My 100$
Confirmation Number: 5X810871WS2653XXX


Remember
ITS NOW OR NEVER

Milind123
09-13-2007, 01:17 PM
mohitb272, wolfsappi, kanaihya and of course sam

Thank you for your contribution. kanaihya no contribution is small. I consider it a very big contribution because you made it in spite of having a big debt.

We need one more newbee to squeeze the trigger so I can have the pleasure of taking the last shot in this round. :cool:

Milind123
09-13-2007, 03:24 PM
One more contribution needed for this round. Please make me go from this :( to :D

ravikanthe
09-13-2007, 04:20 PM
Order Details - Sep 13, 2007 12:40 PM GMT-07:00
Google Order #949176417011663

chanduv23
09-13-2007, 04:21 PM
Order Details - Sep 13, 2007 12:40 PM GMT-07:00
Google Order #949176417011663


Great, and please make it to the rally

Milind123
09-13-2007, 04:25 PM
Order Details - Sep 13, 2007 12:40 PM GMT-07:00
Google Order #949176417011663

Thank you for transforming me from :( to :D

I will post my contribution shortly.

Milind123
09-13-2007, 04:50 PM
Thank you mohitb272, wolfsappi, kanaihya and ravikanthe. All your help and contributions are greatly appreciated.
Details of my $100 contribution are in my signature.

To people who still have their finger on the trigger,

Guys, Are we ready to fire the next round? Believe me you will feel good. The gun is loaded with 5 bullets again.
But wait a minute, someone told me this revolver has six chambers. We can put one extra bullet in this baby.
Would any senior member or previous contributors like to be the guest of honor and help us fire the last bullet?

On a more serious note we still required $10,000 before Sept 18th.

bala50
09-13-2007, 05:07 PM
I'm ready to fill the sixth slot . I have contributed to rally before and i will match Milind's next contibution.


Thank you mohitb272, wolfsappi, kanaihya and ravikanthe. All your help and contributions are greatly appreciated.
Details of my $100 contribution are in my signature.

To people who still have their finger on the trigger,

Guys, Are we ready to fire the next round? Believe me you will feel good. The gun is loaded with 5 bullets again.
But wait a minute, someone told me this revolver has six chambers. We can put one extra bullet in this baby.
Would any senior member or previous contributors like to be the guest of honor and help us fire the last bullet?

On a more serious note we still required $10,000 before Sept 18th.

mohitb272
09-13-2007, 05:09 PM
You guys are awesome and it is because of people like you that I feel confident that the rally will be a SUCCESS! Alas, I wont be there since my FP date is the same. But I assure you that my contribution will not end here.


Best of luck guys!

Milind123
09-13-2007, 05:14 PM
I'm ready to fill the sixth slot . I have contributed to rally before and i will match Milind's next contibution.

Thank you Bala. Guys this is the best opportunity. Where else will you get a 50% return on your money? This is the time not to hesitate, but to pull the trigger. When you contribute 3 more people will follow and after that the last two shots are guaranteed.

GCNaseeb
09-13-2007, 05:19 PM
$100 Sent thru Paypal. (ID #9U1869976C484994N)


Go IV Go.

sunty
09-13-2007, 05:27 PM
1) Pardon me for being a fence sitter till now.......I did take part in flower campaign etc..but I don't know what happened to me after that...I just stoped caring about this whole GC thing, even though I have filed 485 etc...I know it's gonna take a long long time to get it....but enough of depressing thoughts...nothing can be achieved being depressed...so here I go...

contributed $100
Google Order #260356041440563

planning to attend the rally also..what wil be the verse that will happen..will loose one day salary...I urge all other "will be there in spirit" participants to actually come to DC and make the rally a success.

Libra
09-13-2007, 05:30 PM
thank you GCNaseeb and sunty for contribution. LET'S GO TO DC.

$100 Sent thru Paypal. (ID #9U1869976C484994N)


Go IV Go.

Milind123
09-13-2007, 05:38 PM
GCNaseeb, Appreciate your contribution. Read your signature. It says
"Contributing to US Economy since a Decade; still No Green Card."

People, This is exactly why we are going to the rally on Sept 18th. Are you one of the people who carry a similar signature if not in your IV posts but in your mind? I do. And I don't like it, and I would like that changed.

Please contribute; unless you pull the trigger, we are not going to find the third person.

As I was writing this post, sunty took the 2 fire. 2 more to go.

Milind123
09-13-2007, 06:27 PM
Yesterday I contributed $300 and I hope I do better than that today, but I need help from all those people who have never contributed. So please pull the trigger. I am only one contribution (of $100) away from a first time contributor. As soon as I get that I will post my contribution. As soon as I do that sam2006 is going to make his contribution of $100.

Today I was hoping to exceed my contribution of $300 from yesterday. Looks like it is not goint to happen today. But it will be a bummer if I can't match yesterday's contribution.

We (GCNaseeb, sunty, bala our special guest and I) need just two more shooter to make a contribution of $100 who have never contributed before.

pappu
09-13-2007, 06:31 PM
Today I was hoping to exceed my contribution of $300 from yesterday. Looks like it is not goint to happen today. But it will be a bummer if I can't match yesterday's contribution.

We (GCNaseeb, sunty, bala our special guest and I) need just two more shooter to make a contribution of $100 who have never contributed before.

Thanks Milind123 for your contributions and leading this effort

vandanaverdia
09-13-2007, 08:16 PM
milind123...
U r doing a great job... I am sure we will have many first time contributors get inspired by your fabulous initiative!

GO IV!!!

sam2006
09-13-2007, 08:46 PM
Milind123 you are the MAN !!!
IV is proud of you

Milind123
09-13-2007, 08:55 PM
milind123...
U r doing a great job... I am sure we will have many first time contributors get inspired by your fabulous initiative!

GO IV!!!

Thank you vandanaverdia. People who have never contributed please take this chance to contribute. Just need two more people to help me equal my yesterday's personal contribution.

BTW why is the third person the most difficult to get? If my memory serves me correct, it is easy to start a round and also close it. Where are you 'the elusive third'?

ivgoodluck
09-13-2007, 09:07 PM
I made my first time $100 contribution

Order Details - Sep 13, 2007 8:26 PM EDT
Google Order #573069996350097

Thank you IV for all your efforts. Keep up the good work.

Thanks
Subbbaiah

Milind123
09-13-2007, 09:16 PM
I made my first time $100 contribution

Order Details - Sep 13, 2007 8:26 PM EDT
Google Order #573069996350097

Thank you IV for all your efforts. Keep up the good work.

Thanks
Subbbaiah

stalemate: A situation in which further action is blocked.

Subbbaiah, thank you so much for breaking the stalemate.

Need one final one for tonight.

akhilmahajan
09-13-2007, 09:21 PM
Here you go Buddy

Order Details - Sep 13, 2007 8:43 PM EDT
Google Order #745174720427596

As i always say.

GO IV GO

Milind123
09-13-2007, 09:33 PM
Here you go Buddy

Order Details - Sep 13, 2007 8:43 PM EDT
Google Order #745174720427596

As i always say.

GO IV GO

Thank you akhilmahajan. I will post my contribution shortly.

Libra
09-13-2007, 09:39 PM
Milind you rock......thanks for efforts.

Milind123
09-13-2007, 09:55 PM
Milind you rock......thanks for efforts.

No thank you Libra for encouraging people to contribute. My new contribution is in my signature.
Now please welcome bala, our special guest, who will take the last shot of this round.

bala50
09-13-2007, 10:03 PM
Here is my shot. Thank you ALL


Order Details - Sep 13, 2007 9:23 PM EDT
100$ Google Order #247249006321709



No thank you Libra for encouraging people to contribute. My new contribution is in my signature.
Now please welcome bala, our special guest, who will take the last shot of this round.

Order Details - Sep 13, 2007 9:23 PM EDT
100$ Google Order #247249006321709

Libra
09-13-2007, 10:05 PM
thank you bala, you guys are awesome. now give chance to other members to contribute. :D


Here is my shot. Thank you ALL


Order Details - Sep 13, 2007 9:23 PM EDT
100$ Google Order #247249006321709





Order Details - Sep 13, 2007 9:23 PM EDT
100$ Google Order #247249006321709

Milind123
09-13-2007, 10:58 PM
thank you bala, you guys are awesome. now give chance to other members to contribute. :D

Libra, my personal target is not far away. I am going to stop soon.

GCNaseeb, sunty, ivgoodluck, akhilmahajan and our special guest bala, thank you so much for your contribution.

Sorry, I had to go and see the gun-smith to make sure the revolver is ready for our next round. When she heard me tell her about the
few rounds we had. This is what she said "Make sure when you start the next round, the gun is fully loaded to keep it balanced".

So can I have the pleasure of the company of one senior member who will take the last shot?

dtekkedil
09-13-2007, 11:01 PM
Paypal Confirmation Number: 7GT536924Y063193D

ivvm
09-13-2007, 11:16 PM
Paypal Payment Sent (ID #4VL772199A7170058)

Milind123
09-13-2007, 11:58 PM
For all those people who are gun shy, let me assure you, it does not harm anybody. On the contrary it is helpful to all of us. Please consider pulling the trigger. The fund drive that is happening today is not the last drive; as long as we are active, their will always be fund drives. Maybe you are thinking of contributing after seeing the effects/results of Sept 18th. In that case, I urge you to contribute now to get the maximum bang for your buck. Think about the Macy’s firework in New York. It will be rather boring to see them light one fire work each night during the month of July, just because funds did not arrive in time or were slow to arrive. Sept 18th is our 4th of July. Please make your contributions esp. if this is your first time. Contribute so IV can pay for all the items in their list and make this firework really bright.

Milind123
09-14-2007, 01:34 AM
Paypal Confirmation Number: 7GT536924Y063193D

Thank you dtekkedil for the nice contribution of $200 and I also thank ivvm for contributing $50. Normally our special guest fires at the end. But because he fired first lets have this round in reverse. I will post my contribution now. Still need 3 more brand new contributors to contribute $100 each.

Milind123
09-14-2007, 01:41 AM
Thank you dtekkedil for the nice contribution of $200 and I also thank ivvm for contributing $50. Normally our special guest fires at the end. But because he fired first lets have this round in reverse. I will post my contribution now. Still need 3 more brand new contributors to contribute $100 each.


Made my next contribution of $100

Milind123
09-14-2007, 02:05 AM
The last sixth round and this seventh round is to encourage people, who beleive in IV, to contribute their first Ben Franklin ($100). I still need 3 people to close this round. I absolutely positively confirm that this is the last time I am going to single you out.

Looking at the last few posts, I think I am talking to myself. Time to go to sleep. Good night. People on the west coast, please help to keep this thread on the screen by bumping it.

deardar
09-14-2007, 09:29 AM
$200
Paypal # -8fj08192ye1050036

claudia255
09-14-2007, 09:30 AM
Thank you IV for all your work.
Here is a small contribution of $100 for the rally.
Google Order #953612264434952

Thank you guys!

akhilmahajan
09-14-2007, 09:31 AM
ya Milind- I did contribute.

Danny, put the transaction details on there. Like the time and the transaction number.

deardar
09-14-2007, 09:33 AM
Thank you IV for all your work.
Here is a small contribution of $100 for the rally.
Google Order #953612264434952

Thank you guys!

Thanks Claudia- I have noted it for our records-

Libra
09-14-2007, 11:15 AM
thank you deardar and claudia255 for the contributions.

deardar
09-14-2007, 11:17 AM
thank you deardar and claudia255 for the contributions.

Welcome!

Milind123
09-14-2007, 11:59 AM
A quick message and request…
I did not check all the posts today. Will tend to it in the evening. If it disappears off the screen, someone, please bump it. Thanks

Libra
09-14-2007, 12:21 PM
bump

Libra
09-14-2007, 12:48 PM
bump

Milind123
09-14-2007, 01:13 PM
bump

Thanks Libra for bumping. Please allow me to do it. I think we still need one shot to go.

deardar
09-14-2007, 01:13 PM
bumping!

Libra
09-14-2007, 01:45 PM
bump

gconmymind
09-14-2007, 01:49 PM
Good work guys!! Hope the rally will be a big success!!

Bhanu
09-14-2007, 01:59 PM
Order Details - Sep 14, 2007 12:21 PM CDT
Google Order #143895982951884

Libra
09-14-2007, 02:00 PM
thank you gconmymind and Bhanu for the contributions. Hope to see you guys in DC.

dtekkedil
09-14-2007, 02:03 PM
Great job Milind!

Keep it up! You should be our "guest of honor" at the rally!

How about we build a "wooden" chair and carry you around at the rally? Not to mention lots of flower garlands! :)

What do you say folks?

Milind123
09-14-2007, 02:12 PM
Great job Milind!

Keep it up! You should be our "guest of honor" at the rally!

How about we build a "wooden" chair and carry you around at the rally? Not to mention lots of flower garlands! :)

What do you say folks?

Thanks dtekkedil. Now you are stopping me from coming to the rally. There are other people who deserve this honor more.

Libra
09-14-2007, 02:46 PM
bump

gconmymind
09-14-2007, 02:59 PM
bump

akhilmahajan
09-14-2007, 03:04 PM
Ppl dont deserve, its their right. If they understand the meaning of deserve, they would be in DC with families.

But we educated ppl still think we dont deserve.
I dont know when we will come out of our comfort zone.

Its very easy to find 1000 cowards but always hard to find 1 brave person.

I am sure all our educated brethern are BRAVE ppl, but i think hesitant to show it outside their comfort zone.

Go IV Go
It's on September 18th or Never.

Libra
09-14-2007, 03:32 PM
bump

mdmd10
09-14-2007, 03:56 PM
Just made a 1 time contribution of $100.
Thank you for all the good work.

Libra
09-14-2007, 03:58 PM
thank you mdmd10 for contribution, hope to see you in DC.

Just made a 1 time contribution of $100.
Thank you for all the good work.

Milind123
09-14-2007, 08:09 PM
Thanks you so much for your contribution. ivvm, deardar, claudia255, gconmymind, Bhanu, mdmd10 and our special guest dtekkedil participated in this round and we were able to exceed our target expectation. This closes our seventh round.

I still have to fire three more shots. I will post details of the next two rounds shortly.

Note: For the just concluded seventh round, I already fired a shot earlier.

Milind123
09-14-2007, 08:56 PM
Lets have a quick penultimate round. New contributors have, so far, not let us down. They have stepped forward in each and every round and made it a success. They have taken the most difficult step; contribute for the first time. I know, I was there once. Kudos to them.

In this round could I have support from three existing contributors to quickly finish this round. May I have some pledges please? I would like to fire the third round. BTW this pistol has seven shots. Once we finish this round we will move to the last round and it has 14 shots. 21 shots in total.

These 2 rounds is specially dedicates to the core team members; without them there won’t be any shots fired here. Without them Sept18th would be just one ordinary day on the calendar. They have given us a chance to remember Sep18th forever, no matter what the results are after that day. For me personally, Sept 18th will be a defining moment. So lets give a deserving 21 Gun salute to the core team.

We just need three people who have never contributed before.

karan007
09-14-2007, 10:23 PM
After reading the thread, couldn't wait to start. Just made my first contribution of $100
Order Details - Sep 14, 2007 9:26 PM EDT
Google Order #259932445197419

Let's go to DC..Chak De

Milind123
09-14-2007, 10:27 PM
After reading the thread, couldn't wait to start. Just made my first contribution of $100
Order Details - Sep 14, 2007 9:26 PM EDT
Google Order #259932445197419

Let's go to DC..Chak De


Thank you karan. It was getting lonely here. Should I assume this is your first contribution?

karan007
09-14-2007, 10:30 PM
it is

Milind123
09-14-2007, 10:57 PM
it is

Thanks. Looks like the first time contributors are motivating others. Can we (karan and I) have more contributions please? Sept18th is round the corner. Just wanted to get all 401K contributions in before people start travelling. we still have one last round after this.

Milind123
09-14-2007, 11:01 PM
This is a PM I got from ivvm, an earlier contributor in one of the 401K rounds.
I really think it is a nice gesture.


Originally Posted by ivvm
I think you have been championing the cause, and have done exemplary. In BTW..I am willing to sponsor someone's one way ticket via southwest all expense paid..or possibly a roundtrip preferably from west coast...!! Let me know if you know someone who would like to avail!
Thanks,
Vin

Milind123
09-15-2007, 12:15 AM
I got the following from the "Announcement: Bus Logistics from Tri State Area" thread.

3. The ride may be free but it has cost us $2200 per bus so any contribution to IV is appreciated.


Please don’t consider $100 is a small amount. In this double round of 21 shots we are going to cover almost the cost of this bus trip. Please consider pulling the trigger. We still need 3 sponsors to motive the two members who will contribute for the first time.
Here is my shot to motivate one of you. And I am certain the next person will encourage two more sponsors to step up.

$100 Order Details - Sep 14, 2007 11:32 PM EDT Google Order #761753817279939

Added at 12:07 AM EST
Its that time of the night where I am writing and reading my own posts. Good night Folks!

pvhemanth
09-15-2007, 01:29 AM
For every $100 one time contribution by first time contributors I will match $25.00

First time contributor, here are my order details from PAYPAL.

Payment Details

Transaction ID: 2UJ24640TV032825U
Item Price: $100.00 USD
Total: $100.00 USD
Order Description: Contributions

zappy
09-15-2007, 02:15 AM
This email confirms that you have paid Immigration Voice (donations@immigrationvoice.org) $300.00 USD using PayPal.

This credit card transaction will appear on your bill as "PAYPAL *IMMIGRATION".

sam2006
09-15-2007, 02:23 AM
thanks Zappy pvhemanth :)

Milind123
09-15-2007, 09:30 AM
thanks Zappy pvhemanth :)

Thank you Zappy & pvhemanth for the very nice contribution. I thought you would come after our three sponsors have pledged. That was really nice of you.

May I now request contributions from the people who have contributed only once? If you have contributed some time back please consider doing so now.
Also, if you have contributed before and do not plan to contribute now, we would like to know the reason? There is obviously some disillusionment. If you don't feel comfortable posting, feel free to send out a PM. We will try our best to address your concerns. Remember your contribution before the rally is slightly more beneficial for IV.

Milind123
09-15-2007, 03:50 PM
Bump

chanduv23
09-15-2007, 05:16 PM
Bump

Milind123
09-15-2007, 07:10 PM
Was working today. Did not see much activity here.

So this is for you (I still don't know your name) to motivate others to finish the round.

$100 Order Details - Sep 15, 2007 6:29 PM EDT Google Order #442463248310024

dvrao4
09-15-2007, 07:44 PM
hi! i just contributed $100.00 via paypal transaction id is : 1GE522823P5726434

chanduv23
09-15-2007, 07:57 PM
hi! i just contributed $100.00 via paypal transaction id is : 1GE522823P5726434

U DA MAN - THANKS - PLEASE MAKE IT TO THE RALLY AND GET OTHERS ALSO

Libra
09-15-2007, 09:34 PM
Today whole day i was busy bcoz of ganesh chathurthi......hope fund threads are doing good and thank you dvrao4 for the contributions. please attend rally we need people like you. thanks.

ps57002
09-15-2007, 09:57 PM
all those hiding, come forward...come to the rally. We NEED to be heard. It's time to be heard loud and clear. EACH AND EVERY NUMBER COUNTS. Like each drop makes the ocean, each member that comes to the rally counts...each and every single one. you think if only you don't show up, so what...imagine if everyone thought same..there would be no rally. no one would hear us. Nothing would change...change your thinking. You matter. Each and every member matters. Each person who shows up matters. We are all like drops of water which together make a powerful ocean that can wash away anything in it's way....

Think..act...before it's too late...this is the time. It's NOW.

Milind123
09-15-2007, 10:54 PM
Today whole day i was busy bcoz of ganesh chathurthi......hope fund threads are doing good and thank you dvrao4 for the contributions. please attend rally we need people like you. thanks.

Welcome back Libra. Without you the thread slipped off the screen a few times; but chanduv23 was kind enough to bump it.

Milind123
09-15-2007, 11:04 PM
hi! i just contributed $100.00 via paypal transaction id is : 1GE522823P5726434

Thank you dvrao4 for your contribution. I appreciate your help for keeping this drive on. People, just one person left to close this round. Again, if you haven't made a contribution recently please help us give a successful finishing touches to Sept 18th.

Libra
09-15-2007, 11:42 PM
where are first time contributors, Milind is waiting for so long, com on now, dont make him wait.

Milind123
09-16-2007, 12:05 AM
One more shot people, so we can start the final 401K round. Only one person who thinks our efforts is not going to waste, Only one person who think the 10 year wait process is going to end, only one person who realizes the vision of IV is strong, only one person who knows contribution by members are a necessity in order to move thing in Washington send flowers, buy lobby time etc.

And only one person who can save the “o” on my keyboard.

apb
09-16-2007, 01:52 AM
Bump

chanduv23
09-16-2007, 02:20 AM
Where there is a will there is a way

THINK ABOUT YOURSELF - THINK WHAT YOU ALWAYS WANTED AND THINK WHY YOU THINK SO MUCH WHEN YOU HAVE TO GIVE

IS IV ASKING BHIG THINGS?

IV WANTS YOU TO HELP YOURSELF AND HAS GIVEN A WONDERFUL PLATFORM

YOU MAY NEVER DREAM OF SUCH A THING IF YOU WERE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

Milind123
09-16-2007, 03:12 AM
Important people (lawmakers and others who can make things happen) know there is a problem with GC. They don't know how big. We show up in small numbers; well, they are going to interpret it like that; a small problem; as simple as that. To solve small problems takes big (long) time.

The funny thing is, if this happens; people who knew that the size of the rally mattered, and who could have very easily showed up, but will not come, assured in their mind, other people will show up, also end up being losers.

You want to know who these people are; people who will go to the office that day, people who do not have a single (even unimportant meeting), people whose boss don’t care if they are in the office or not, those who have no deadlines, those who have plenty of PV days left, those within 100 miles of DC, those who can pick up the phone on 18th and tell their boss about taking a day off (and the boss replying “OK That’s fine”), the people who will waste their entire freaking day going to sites like CCN, ABC News, Samachar.com and god know what other sites, trying to find the latest news about the rally, and once in a while folding their tiny hands and looking up at the roof of their cubicle and murmuring “Please God, make this rally a grand success”.

No amount of coaxing, urging, reasoning, and other forms of persuasion will ever let us drag you out of your cubicle.

Confused if you belong to this group. Think hard for about 10 minutes before you start insulting me. Maybe one of the above points doesn’t apply to you. In my dictionary, not attending the rally, certainly doesn’t put you in this very special group of people. All the points stated above need to be applied (including the prayer point) to you, to qualify.

Please also visit

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/showthread.php?t=13427

lp2007
09-16-2007, 03:16 AM
Just made a one time contribution of $100
Order Details - Sep 15, 2007 23:30 GMT-07:00
Google Order #412727833594707

Unfortunately I cannot be at DC, but Thank You all for the efforts.

permfiling
09-16-2007, 03:26 AM
Dear friends,
I made my first $100.00 contribution and would like to sign up for more. Google Order #834309558256739 .

I thank all the efforts of the members of immigrationvoice.org.

--From SF Bay Area

Milind123
09-16-2007, 03:27 AM
Just made a one time contribution of $100
Order Details - Sep 15, 2007 23:30 GMT-07:00
Google Order #412727833594707

Unfortunately I cannot be at DC, but Thank You all for the efforts.

Thank you very much for your contibution. I really appreciate your contribution.

Milind123
09-16-2007, 03:49 AM
Dear friends,
I made my first $100.00 contribution and would like to sign up for more. Google Order #834309558256739 .

I thank all the efforts of the members of immigrationvoice.org.

--From SF Bay Area

Thank you very much permfiling. Your contribution is very much appreciated. It is certainly going to make IV stronger and in a better position to help fight for causes which affect each one of us.

Nagireddi
09-16-2007, 10:53 AM
Dear friends,
Unfortunately, I am not able to attend the rally. I have just found out that my cheques have been cashed. I am contributing another $100 once again.Google Order #373309135239869
My sincere prayers to the god that our rally will be a huge success.Good luck for all of us.Keep sending us the photos,videos as the events are happening.
I LOVE IV.:)

Applied 140/485 concurrent on 8/6/07 to NSC-EB2

Milind123
09-16-2007, 11:06 AM
Thank you karan007, pvhemanth, zappy, dvrao4, lp2007 and permfiling for the contributions. I am so happy that we were able to conclude this round with the help of only the junior members. Some of you have not posted much. Obviously, you found lot of things on this site that piqued your interest. I appreciate the fact that you did not hesitate to pull the trigger. Because of you, we can close this round and move to the final round.

I hope the final round starts with a person who visits this site regularly, find helpful suggestions and tips, and is generally happy with things moving in the right direction and knows IV is an important part of this process. Even though he supports the rally, he cannot come because he probably lives on the west coast, but would have definitely attended the rally if he or she were working in NJ, MD, PA, VA or any other neighboring states. He doesn’t have many questions to ask, but once in a while she does have a quick question, but rejects that idea because of the process involved. She knows that a user id is required to post any questions.

I am taking about the guest users who were visiting this site at 3:30 AM EST last night. Unless you are in Hawaii, it was rather late for you, even on the West Coast. Obviously we have things in common, that’s why we are communicating (At least one way; I writing and you reading). We also would like to read what’s on your mind. So please consider becoming member and start this round by firing the first shot.

Nagaraj
09-16-2007, 12:44 PM
Hi,
Just contributed $100.:) Wish IV all success for the September 18th rally.

Way to Go IV and its spearheaders! ;)

-Nagaraj

Milind123
09-16-2007, 01:02 PM
Thank you Nagireddi and Nagaraj for those quick shots. It is definitely a good start. Folks, this is a long round, so please step up and fire your shots. While we are still waiting for the Guest lady/gentleman from the West Coast, please take your shots; everyone is welcome.

I will be stepping out for sometime so please be kind enough to bump this thread if it goes off screen.

chanduv23
09-16-2007, 01:04 PM
Thank you Nagireddi and Nagaraj for those quick shots. It is definitely a good start. Folks, this is a long round, so please step up and fire your shots. While we are still waiting for the Guest lady/gentleman from the West Coast, please take your shots; everyone is welcome.

I will be stepping out for sometime so please be kind enough to bump this thread if it goes off screen.

Trying to bring legislative changes in the most powerful country in the world through grassroots movements is not an easy task and we are moving mountains here.

We appreciate each and every single contribution.

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND HELP - YOUR BIGGEST HELP AND SUPPORT IS TO MAKE THIS RALLY A SUCCESS

permfiling
09-16-2007, 04:06 PM
Thanks Milind for the inspiration. I too echo your words of success to the rally. I would request the state chapter leaders to get together on weekends once or twice a month to keep the momentum going.

Once again, I am very glad to see all members to echo a single voice through unity.


- Sunil R
SF Bay Area

Milind123
09-16-2007, 04:56 PM
Come on people only 11 shots to be fired. (I will take one shot, two already fired). The next person who will pull the trigger is probably a jovial person. He/she has contributed before or will contribute for the first time. He/she thinks we are a bunch of serious people, who will get the job done, but too serious for his/her company.

That is not the case at all. To prove it, here is a joke for you, to make you pull the trigger, amused and probably laughing.

Note: It is impossible to crack a joke and make everyone laughs. Invariably it is offensive to someone. I hope it is not the case here. Also, not everyone likes a particular joke; well the objective here is to make only one person laugh (enough to go to google and pull the trigger). You may have already heard it, but I found it funny. If I don’t get contributions for this one; that’s fine, I won’t try again; this will be the last joke I will post. (I don’t want to scare you away).

An old lady takes the limp body of her rabbit to the vet. She pleads to the Dr “Please please take a look at my dear Pilu. He is not responding at all”. The Dr goes and checks the poor rabbit. “Sorry! But your Pilu is dead”. “No it can’t be the case, help me, help me, please do something”. The Dr says OK and blows a whistle. A cat come and gets on top of the table where Pilu’s body is lying”. She sniffs the body from top to bottom and shakes her head and leaves the room. The dr looks at the old lady and shakes his head too. Old lady protests and says the dr is not doing a good enough job. The Dr again whistles and in comes a Labrador Retriever. The dog also check Pilu and declares that the rabbit is dead. “How much” the lady asks the dr holding Pilu very close to her chest. “$250” the Dr replies.“WHAT $250 TO TELL ME THAT MY DEAR PILU IS NO MORE”. The dr replies back in a very calm tone “it would have cost you 50 when I told you, but you were not convinced and I had to run a lab report and do a cat scam. $100 each”

gimmeliberty
09-16-2007, 05:39 PM
Hi,

1st time contributor to IV. Here's the Paypal Confirmation #: 6R998807RX0308502.

Plan to join the rally with my toddler. Best wishes to IV and good work Milind123.

srinivas_o
09-16-2007, 07:45 PM
I have made one time of contribution of $100 through PayPal.

Here are the details.

Confirmation Number: 3YE50599L7886501J.

Due to some personal reason, I am not able to make it to Rally, but my heart felt best wishes to everyone.

chanduv23
09-16-2007, 08:04 PM
Hi,

1st time contributor to IV. Here's the Paypal Confirmation #: 6R998807RX0308502.

Plan to join the rally with my toddler. Best wishes to IV and good work Milind123.

Thanks for the contribution and for attending - your toddler is a hero

x1050us
09-16-2007, 08:36 PM
Here you go another first time contributor. Just pulled the trigger for $100.
Google checkout order #768184044370985

chanduv23
09-16-2007, 08:38 PM
Here you go another first time contributor. Just pulled the trigger for $100.
Google checkout order #768184044370985

And why r u not going to the rally

PKV4voice
09-16-2007, 09:30 PM
Unable to participate due to prior commitments (travelling in Mid West)

Contributed $200
Google Order # 332995467726386

Appreciate IV's initiative. Thanks a ton.

chanduv23
09-16-2007, 09:50 PM
Unable to participate due to prior commitments (travelling in Mid West)

Contributed $200
Google Order # 332995467726386

Appreciate IV's initiative. Thanks a ton.

Thanks - for your contribution

Milind123
09-16-2007, 10:37 PM
gimmeliberty, srinivas_o, x1050us, PKV4voice thank you so much. I was out for about a couple of hours and when I came back I saw all these contributions lined up. I cannot express the feeling I got. I was totally overwhelmed. After yesterday’s round, which took about 24 hours to close (estimation, I didn’t check), I was worried if we will be able to finish this round. But I am certain now that we will finish this round successfully. Of course, we will, if we have motivated people like you.

11 - 4 7 more shots to be fired.

Milind123
09-16-2007, 11:55 PM
Earlier I got a PM from immigration (name on the handle, not USCIS). He has contributed $100 for this round. That takes us to the final 6 shots. Remember these shots can be taken by anyone who believes that IV is doing a great job in order to make necessary changes. If you don't believe so, please don't keep that doubt lingering in your mind, speak up and be heard, if you are uncomfortable posting your doubts on any one of the threads, please use PM. Ask questions, please, if you have any?

Milind123
09-17-2007, 02:04 AM
Listened to the recording. I simply cannot believe what the host was babbling again and again about. He was repeatedly asking Jay “Why should the laws be changes which were set 50 years ago?” I will tell him why the laws are normally changed in general (not related to our case at all). They are changed because by definition law is supposed to be just; it is supposed to be equal. It is required to be non-discriminating. It is changed because people’s life is affected adversely if it remains constant. Laws of nature are the only set on laws that cannot change and that is true because they took billions and billions of years to perfect themselves. Laws of any country on this earth are not perfect. They are made by human beings, who tend to make lot of mistakes. Now, what is amendment? It is a set of new rules that are written to rectify any mistakes made in the existing laws. That itself is changing the law, my friend Raj. There is no county on this earth whose laws have remained the same for a very long period of time, and yet keeping all the people in that country happy. Laws get changed because of the new values added to the system. That is why, my friend Raj, slavery was abolished in 1863 by President Lincoln (BTW my most favorite President). This did not happen by magic. It happened only when the president issued an Emancipation Proclamation, which basically is a law and the jist of that is , "all persons held as slaves henceforward shall be free”. Now how did this happen? Because of the civil war and why did the civil war took place? Simply because people cannot take it anymore. You should know all this Mr. Raj Khanna, you were there to witness it with your own eyes when you were 147 years old (well at least that’s what you claim through your profile).

Raj’s profile

http://www.blogger.com/profile/10263796867450932249

PS I did not listen to the antakshri, but if some of us did listen, we need to provide the curious lady with the correct answer, maybe her GC case is also pending for the last 7 years (probably a future member of IV).

Milind123
09-17-2007, 09:44 AM
Folks, we just need 5 more people. My shot is guaranteed. Do you want to fire the next shot to encourage the last four people?

Milind123
09-17-2007, 11:25 AM
Please step up to the plate. Only five shots to be fired. Only a few precious hours left before I start my travel to DC and I don't mind talking to myself. You are most welcome to interject me with a post stating your contribution.

In my posts so far, I have tried to maintain a distinction between donation and contribution. In my dictionary these are two separate words. If you go thru my earlier posts, I had never requested for donations, every time I used the word contribution.

For me the only big difference is; donations are made because you heart told you to part with a small fortune because the cause was moving or the subject was close to your heart earlier (but it does not affect you now). Successful outcome is not probably important to you. (For example donating to American Cancer Society). You do not stay back to make sure the cause was actually fulfilled, you would like to, but other events in your life draw you away. Contributions on the other hand are part help and part self help. You believe in the cause and you stay back to make sure the outcome is moving in the right direction, and if it doesn’t, you tend to loose, not only your contribution but your passion too,which is valued so much more than your monetarycontribtion, and if the cause is getting lost you try to bring it back on the tracks someway, somehow.

chanduv23
09-17-2007, 11:27 AM
Come on folks - we are doing everything we can till we start to DC

Milind - kudos for this effort

Come on folks - IV is doing so much for you - IV has provided you with sucha wonderful platform

Lets all payback by doing what we can

h1gc
09-17-2007, 11:38 AM
I just registered for IV. I wish I could come to DC rally on 18th. But due to certain unavoidable circumstances I may not be able too. Though not an excuse But I feel very guilty about it and this guilt will always remain there that I was not part of rally on 18th. I am contributing a small amount of $ 100 by google order # 309818904607579

chanduv23
09-17-2007, 11:42 AM
I just registered for IV. I wish I could come to DC rally on 18th. But due to certain unavoidable circumstances I may not be able too. Though not an excuse But I feel very guilty about it and this guilt will always remain there that I was not part of rally on 18th. I am contributing a small amount of $ 100 by google order # 309818904607579

Thanks for your contribution and support, please urge other friends to make it to DC

Milind123
09-17-2007, 11:48 AM
I just registered for IV. I wish I could come to DC rally on 18th. But due to certain unavoidable circumstances I may not be able too. Though not an excuse But I feel very guilty about it and this guilt will always remain there that I was not part of rally on 18th. I am contributing a small amount of $ 100 by google order # 309818904607579

That you so much h1gc. It was never my intention to make anyone feel guilty, just wanted to make people passionate about our cause, because it is there cause too.

Milind123
09-17-2007, 12:49 PM
It is not my intention to make anyone feel guilty. Taking you there doesn’t solve my purpose. It is very momentary and there is a sense of regret for both of us, if this happens. You will repent for pulling the trigger and I will repent for not trying hard enough to make you see things the way I see it.

Milind123
09-17-2007, 01:51 PM
Enough of serious talk. Lets all have a lighter moment. Chandu, and others, thanks for all the hard work you have put in. Please take a moment to enjoy this joke. It contains the word sex, yet is very clean.

A 11 year old boy goes to his dad and asks “Daddy what is sex?”. Poor daddy was not prepared to face this sudden unexpected question. Anyways, he gathers himself and replies back “Son, this is going to take sometime to explain. Why don’t we go to McDonald’s for lunch.” As they are driving to McDee’s, the father is trying to rearrange his thoughts to answer his son’s question. They have a nice lunch and the father is finally able to answer his son’s question using the birds and the bees as examples (at this time the two bees at the coke machine are probably complaining to each other, why all fathers never talk about the actual characters). Anyway, after listening to his father speak. The son replies back, drawing out a piece of paper “It is still confusing to me. How do I fit all that in this tiny box.” On the piece of paper are two boxes with M and F next to it.

Contributions are welcome if you enjoyed it and also believe in IV efforts.

kumar4j2ee
09-17-2007, 03:02 PM
Order Details - Sep 17, 2007 1:33 PM EDT
Google Order #371403364547278

Milind123
09-17-2007, 03:05 PM
Order Details - Sep 17, 2007 1:33 PM EDT
Google Order #371403364547278

Thank you kumar for your shot. Which IIT did you graduate from? Delhi?

Milind123
09-17-2007, 03:18 PM
I will be leaving for DC in a couple of hours. Need to pack, get gas tank full, and decide what clothes to iron and ton of other mundane things. Thanks a lot to all those people who participated in this 401K round. If you found these shots, guns and jokes etc. amusing, thank you for your support. If you think it was silly, I appreciate you, for keeping those thoughts private.

So here is my final shot for all the people who contributed for the first time, those who contributed again, to all those who were motivated, to all those who were amused and most of all to the people who are going to DC.

$100 Order Details - Sep 17, 2007 2:20 PM EDT Google Order #348908840140049

I usually don’t share my private life. But just to let you know, I postponed my foot surgery on Friday so I can attend this rally. (First and last time on this thread to send some people on a teeny-weeny guilt trip). People under going heart surgery and people who tend to look at the roof (Ref. My previous post) are excused from this guilt trip.

Still a few shots left to be fired to finish this final round. You all know the reasons for taking those shots.

Adios. See you in DC.

P.S I will remove my signature after all the shots are fired.

crystal
09-17-2007, 03:52 PM
:)