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Steve Sailer 2015a

Steve Sailer

It’s time for the second iSteve fundraising drive of 2015. The April event four months ago was a success due to your generosity. I intend to stabilize upon a steady three panhandling sessions per year, on an April – August – December schedule.

Some stats:

– Over the last four months, I’ve made 468 blog posts on iSteve.

– I don’t have comment stats going back beyond one month, but in that single month you’ve written 12,462 published comments. That’s a pace approaching 150,000 published comments per year. That’s a lot.

– Today saw 585 comments published.

As you might imagine, writing (including my weekly column at Taki’s Magazine) is pretty much all I do. These days I’m a full-time professional writer with no other source of income. I’m at my desk maybe about 27 days per month, six to fourteen hours per day. I’m all in. So I’m extremely grateful for your patronage.

I also want to thank my wife for:

(A) Working extremely hard,

(B) Putting up cheerfully with our substandard of living (but we do, at least, have a dishwasher now), and

(C) Never once complaining — indeed, being hugely encouraging — about my shifting, a dozen years into our marriage, from a decently paid corporate career to the financial exigencies of opinion journalism.

One of the things I’d like to build up some savings to be able to afford once again is travel. Blogging burns out better writers than me who exhaust all their topics. Fortunately, there’s nothing more revivifying than travel. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to afford any overseas jaunts in this century.

As you may have noticed from all my posts over the last six years about strange Turkish developments, attending a conference in Turkey in 2009 was illuminating about a fascinating and opaque land, as was my 2001 trip to Russia.

If you’ve been wondering about all my essays in recent years about the historical importance of the Ohio River watershed and what two hours in Amish country taught me, those are the product of a few cross-country blitzes by car. I’d like to be able to afford another overseas trip in the next couple of years. And my frugal wife would like to have time to at least get out of the car in Amish country.

Anyway, I feel like there’s a whole world out there to explore so I don’t think I’m close to burning out.

Here’s how you can help:

– First: You can use PayPal (non-tax deductible) by going to the page on my old blog here. PayPal accepts most credit cards. Contributions can be either one-time only, monthly, or annual.

– Second: You can mail a non-tax deductible donation to:

Steve Sailer
P.O Box 4142
Valley Village, CA 91617-0142

– Third: You can make a tax deductible contribution via VDARE by clicking here. (Paypal and credit cards accepted, including recurring “subscription” donations.) Note: the VDARE site goes up and down on its own schedule, so if this link stops working, please let me know.

– Fourth: You can use Bitcoin:

I’m using Coinbase as a sort of PayPal for Bitcoins.

The IRS has issued instructions regarding Bitcoins. I’m having Coinbase immediately turn all Bitcoins I receive into U.S. dollars and deposit them in my bank account. At the end of the year, Coinbase will presumably send me a 1099 form for filing my taxes.

Payments are not tax deductible.

Below are links to two Coinbase pages of mine. This first is if you want to enter a U.S. dollar-denominated amount to pay me.

Pay With Bitcoin (denominated in U.S. Dollars)

This second is if you want to enter a Bitcoin-denominated amount. (Remember one Bitcoin is currently worth many U.S. dollars.)

Pay With Bitcoin (denominated in Bitcoins)

– Fifth: if you have a Wells Fargo bank account, you can transfer money to my Wells Fargo bank account (with no fees) via Wells Fargo SurePay. Just tell WF SurePay to send the money to my ancient AOL email address steveslrAT aol.com — replace the AT with the usual @). (Non-tax deductible.) There is no 2.9% fee like with PayPal or Google Wallet, so this is good for large contributions.

– Sixth: if you have a Chase bank account (or even other bank accounts), you can transfer money to my Chase bank account (with no fees) via Chase QuickPay (FAQ). Just tell Chase QuickPay to send the money to my ancient AOL email address (steveslrATaol.com — replace the AT with the usual @). If Chase asks for the name on my account, it’s StevenSailer with an n at the end of Steven. (Non-tax deductible.) There is no 2.9% fee like with PayPal or Google Wallet, so this is good for large contributions.

– Seventh: send money via the Paypal-like Google Wallet to my Gmail address(that’s isteveslrATgmail .com — replace the AT with a @). (Non-tax deductible.)

Here’s the Google Wallet FAQ. From it: “You will need to have (or sign up for) Google Wallet to send or receive money. If you have ever purchased anything on Google Play, then you most likely already have a Google Wallet. If you do not yet have a Google Wallet, don’t worry, the process is simple: go to wallet.google.com and follow the steps.” You probably already have a Google ID and password, which Google Wallet uses, so signing up Wallet is pretty painless.

You can put money into your Google Wallet Balance from your bank account and send it with no service fee.

Or you can send money via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, Discover) with the industry-standard 2.9% fee. (You don’t need to put money into your Google Wallet Balance to do this.)

Google Wallet works from both a website and a smartphone
app (Android and iPhone — the Google Wallet app is currently available only in the U.S., but the Google Wallet website can be used in 160 countries).

Or, once you sign up with Google Wallet, you can simply send money via credit card, bank transfer, or Wallet Balance as an attachment from Google’s free Gmail email service. Here’s how to do it.

(Non-tax deductible.)

 
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  1. Some number of us also have airline miles. In certain cases, tons of them. While transferring them to you now entails hefty fees (like everything else to do with airlines), it’s entirely possible (and legal) for one or more of us to purchase your tickets (and your wife’s) directly, as a gift, with our miles. Then there’s no transfer charge. Just something to think about. (I also have over 100K Hilton Points.) Where would you like to go?

  2. Steve, you should consider setting up a Patreon account. I wouldn’t mind chipping in a small sum every month.

    • Replies: @Max
    @P

    I'd like to second the suggestion of setting up a Patreon account, Steve.

    , @Romanian
    @P

    I second that! Patreon is very convenient and the current crop of things you can patronize is woefully substandard!

  3. Steve, do you have a Facebook page? Facebook ‘friends’ can send money to each other via the chat feature. I don’t remember my pay pal user ID/password but you don’t need any of that stuff with Facebook. You simply hit the ‘money’ icon in Facebook chat and you enter an amount.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @unit472

    Great. I envision $$ going from you to him to Zuckerberg to Clinton.

    I don't use Facebook.

  4. …but we do, at least, have a dishwasher now…

    Please tell us you used eVerify.

    • Agree: Percy Gryce
  5. Here’s the new Rolling Stone article about the Internet subculture built around gaming the frequent flyer miles system.

    Apparently buying things on credit cards builds points, so people are able to rack up infinite free miles by getting dozens of credit cards and making circular purchases. Or whatever. I didn’t delve further, but it looks like there’s a promising way for a motivated dilettante to get one decent, virtually-free vacation a year. … and also, apparently—-going by the article’s profile figure—-another new way for a gay weirdo to live an empty, self-destructive life.

  6. What lovely and inspiring words about your wife 🙂 Three cheers for Mrs. Sailer! Hope you are able to meet your travel objectives. There are places in Lancaster where you can stay at actual farms to get a real Amish experience. Check this out: http://www.discoverlancaster.com/lodging/lancaster-farm-stay.asp

    Donation made!

  7. Could not get the VDARE contribution link to work, despite 3 attempts. Might be my old browser. Will send small check via snail.

  8. @unit472
    Steve, do you have a Facebook page? Facebook 'friends' can send money to each other via the chat feature. I don't remember my pay pal user ID/password but you don't need any of that stuff with Facebook. You simply hit the 'money' icon in Facebook chat and you enter an amount.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    Great. I envision $$ going from you to him to Zuckerberg to Clinton.

    I don’t use Facebook.

  9. My situation is such that I can’t offer you money, but I can probably vacate my apartment in Kyoto, Japan, for a while, giving you a free place to stay for… two weeks? 3 weeks? a month? There’s free Wi-Fi, so you can make it a working vacation. I know a couple people here who golf, too, and I understand you can golf in Japan through most of the winter.

    I would recommend a November-December vacation as this would capture the end of the autumn foliage in Kyoto but get you home before Christmas. ( Also, it’s when I’m back in the ole US of A.)

    You can use Mr. McKenna’s offer to fly here for free, mine to stay for free, and you just have to pay for food and restaurants, which might run you from $1000 to $4000 dollars depending whether you want to eat at McD’s or sample a lot of Japanese cuisine.

    If you’re interested, send an email to my account and reply to this posting (I won’t check my email otherwise).

  10. I have no doubt your wife is a good sport and cheerful, hard worker. I like to think of her as the twenty-first century’s Theodora Bosanquet.

  11. You’re going for the ‘Liam Neeson’ look aren’t you?

  12. @P
    Steve, you should consider setting up a Patreon account. I wouldn't mind chipping in a small sum every month.

    Replies: @Max, @Romanian

    I’d like to second the suggestion of setting up a Patreon account, Steve.

  13. Paypal log-in not working at old site (kindle).

    • Replies: @Ben Tzot-Abrit
    @Marty

    Paypal log-in worked fine for me. (windows 8)

  14. I gave the silver fox a 50.

    That’s s very generous offer by Kyle to fly you to Europe. Where would you like to go?

    As had been said many times on this blog, in a sane world you’d be a millionaire.

    If you’re reading Steve regularly and not contributing then you’re stealing from his family. Not cool.

  15. @P
    Steve, you should consider setting up a Patreon account. I wouldn't mind chipping in a small sum every month.

    Replies: @Max, @Romanian

    I second that! Patreon is very convenient and the current crop of things you can patronize is woefully substandard!

  16. A Patreon account sounds like a good idea.

  17. Oh, come on, Steve, you really don’t have to game your readers like that by making that sad puppy face.

  18. Perhaps you would raise more money if you added (to your many options for donating) an option to sponsor specific things:
    • A guided tour to across the Middle East, for example. I recommend traveling with a personal guide who goes where you want, and lets you make decisions during the vacation. That is 10 times better than going along a pre-scheduled route on a package trip with a handful of strangers.*
    • Sponsored posts on specific topics that might be of interest to individual donors (topics you are fairly sure you would write about anyway). The coming year’s Ferguson rioting, for example.

    That’s how big charitable institutions raise their most of their money. They don’t usually say, “Donate money to us because you vaguely like a lot of what we do.” They say, “Help us build/initiate ______________ [something in particular].”

    Also, if people have specifically donated vacation money, this could help you explain to your family why you want to splurge on travel before you have struck it rich.

    * You can find a guide who is able to keep you out of harm’s way if you network within your local Persian/Arab/Muslim/Jewish communities. Doing the networking is a fun, relatively safe cross-cultural experience all on its own.

  19. National Review has gone full-cuckservative on Trump.

    Read its blog. It is LOLOLOLOL hilarious.

  20. Anonymous • Disclaimer says: • Website

    This David Conley massacre in TX is a big story. The story is partly the coverup by the MSM.

    It’s very difficult to get a pic of the white mother of the black kids. Especially a stand alone pic not embedded.

    HE EXECUTED SIX KIDS plus two adults but no headline emphasizes the child murders. Very unusual crime. Crazy fathers will murder their own kids but he took out five that were not his own. Press does not want us to see the heartbreaking pics of the kids but if the races were reversed it would be all about the victims 24/7.

    Huge orchestrated coverup of the racial angle and the specific satanism of the killer toward children not his own.

  21. Steve, may I ask why you chose to do away with the facial hair? I’ve been a long time reader back since your blogspot days and always pictured you with the beard that made you look so much like Bob Vila. I understand that the Mrs may appreciate your beardless boyish good lucks, but your readers will always associate a learned gentleman with magnificent muttonchops.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Duke of Qin

    "Steve, may I ask why you chose to do away with the facial hair? I’ve been a long time reader back since your blogspot days and always pictured you with the beard that made you look so much like Bob Vila. I understand that the Mrs may appreciate your beardless boyish good lucks, but your readers will always associate a learned gentleman with magnificent muttonchops."

    I can vouch that some of his readers prefer his beardless boyish good looks (lucks?). I think the new photo is quite nice and very flattering.

    , @el topo
    @Duke of Qin

    Bob Vila - good call. I did like amiable, bearded Steve but the new version is more debonair.

    , @Paul Mendez
    @Duke of Qin

    If I had a jawline like Steve's, I'd shave my goatee off in a minute.

  22. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    “MSM Fails to Note that #SorosMoneyMatters Only Targeting Hillary Opponents”

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/pj-gladnick/2015/08/09/msm-fails-note-sorosmoneymatters-only-targeting-hillary-opponents

    Imagine if the Koch brothers had financed a group that was regularly disrupting and shutting down events of candidates that they opposed. Does anybody doubt that the Koch connection would come up in the first paragraph, if not the first sentence, of most news stories about such disruptions? Yet somehow, complete silence from the MSM on the connection of George Soros to #BlackLivesMatter even though he is the providing most of the finances to that organization. Also mysterious is how the MSM also fails to note that Hillary Clinton, whom Soros supports, has not had her events disrupted by #SorosMoneyMatters (also known as #BlackLivesMatter).

    Two who were targeted by #SorosMoneyMatters were Hillary opponents Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders. The latter had the misfortune of having not only his large Seattle speech on Saturday, with an estimated 12,000 in the audience, disrupted but also completely shut down. Here is a sad video of several #BlackLivesMatter payees shutting down that Seattle speech as poor Bernie comes off as a hapless Elmer Fudd, unable to stand up to the Soros payroll.

  23. How about Amazon, does that still work?

  24. “I haven’t been able to afford any overseas jaunts in this century.
    As you may have noticed from all my posts over the last six years about strange Turkish developments, attending a conference in Turkey in 2009 was illuminating about a fascinating and opaque land, as was my 2001 trip to Russia.”

    Oh Steve, even your fundraising prose reads like an IQ-assessing SAT passage in which the reader is subtly invited to find the contradictions in successive sentences.

    • Replies: @Romanian
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    I'm guessing those trips were paid for by somebody else (Conference organizers), with the schedule already laid out for him as a participant in some event. I do it pretty often too. I've never been outside of Europe on my own dime.

    , @Kyle McKenna
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    Ha! That's what I get for skimming posts.

    Maybe Steve meant "this decade"...

    , @Ozymandias
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    "Oh Steve, even your fundraising prose reads like an IQ-assessing SAT passage in which the reader is subtly invited to find the contradictions in successive sentences."

    Master of subtlety and funderstatement.

  25. A potential problem with Patreon is that Steve’s stuff could fall foul of their community guidelines if they are interpreted very broadly. SJW types could also try to pressure Patreon to drop him.

    • Replies: @Romanian
    @P

    You're right, but only if he makes a very detailed Patreon profile. If it's only labeled as "Steve amusing friends with movie and book reviews", it's going to be harder for them to track it. Then, he can just link to the Patreon profile for his devoted readers and presto!

    I mean, it's not like PayPal has dumped him yet.

  26. I like this photo!

    • Replies: @e
    @Hallie Scott Kline

    So do I. It sure beats that Santa one!

    I vote "no" to a beard.

  27. Some unsolicited advice on the photos.

    Get rid of them. This one, Pensive Gladiator and Santa just seem to highlight your Aspergy/Autism spectrum math nerd Face.

    Instead how about an oblique angle shot of you blissfully looking off toward a golf course!

    • Disagree: Kyle McKenna
    • Replies: @Dahlia
    @Rifleman


    Get rid of them. This one, Pensive Gladiator and Santa just seem to highlight your Aspergy/Autism spectrum math nerd Face.

     

    I'm guessing this means she didn't send anything...

    Steve knows what the (other) ladies like!

    $50 just sent in.

    Replies: @Rifleman

  28. NB: I will need someone or two to help. I can’t be the only one with extra miles laying around! I can get one or two seats to Europe or the Far East if someone else can pick up the return. And I’m talking business or first-class flatbeds so they can hit the ground running!

    LA is a great origin for long flights to either destination since you get enough time to sleep as well as to enjoy an upper-class meal or two. No idea if Mr & Mrs S are drinkers, but the booze is good too 🙂

    • Replies: @Paul Mendez
    @Kyle McKenna

    Just send the man $100 and get on with your life!

    Replies: @Kyle McKenna

  29. @P
    A potential problem with Patreon is that Steve's stuff could fall foul of their community guidelines if they are interpreted very broadly. SJW types could also try to pressure Patreon to drop him.

    Replies: @Romanian

    You’re right, but only if he makes a very detailed Patreon profile. If it’s only labeled as “Steve amusing friends with movie and book reviews”, it’s going to be harder for them to track it. Then, he can just link to the Patreon profile for his devoted readers and presto!

    I mean, it’s not like PayPal has dumped him yet.

  30. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    "I haven’t been able to afford any overseas jaunts in this century.
    As you may have noticed from all my posts over the last six years about strange Turkish developments, attending a conference in Turkey in 2009 was illuminating about a fascinating and opaque land, as was my 2001 trip to Russia."

    Oh Steve, even your fundraising prose reads like an IQ-assessing SAT passage in which the reader is subtly invited to find the contradictions in successive sentences.

    Replies: @Romanian, @Kyle McKenna, @Ozymandias

    I’m guessing those trips were paid for by somebody else (Conference organizers), with the schedule already laid out for him as a participant in some event. I do it pretty often too. I’ve never been outside of Europe on my own dime.

  31. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    "I haven’t been able to afford any overseas jaunts in this century.
    As you may have noticed from all my posts over the last six years about strange Turkish developments, attending a conference in Turkey in 2009 was illuminating about a fascinating and opaque land, as was my 2001 trip to Russia."

    Oh Steve, even your fundraising prose reads like an IQ-assessing SAT passage in which the reader is subtly invited to find the contradictions in successive sentences.

    Replies: @Romanian, @Kyle McKenna, @Ozymandias

    Ha! That’s what I get for skimming posts.

    Maybe Steve meant “this decade”…

  32. @Marty
    Paypal log-in not working at old site (kindle).

    Replies: @Ben Tzot-Abrit

    Paypal log-in worked fine for me. (windows 8)

  33. Ok, I generally don’t pay for what I can get for free….but in this case I will make an exception as the quality of product generated by our gracious writer is heads and tails above the common drivel. I don’t have any overseas connect but I have a lovely mountain log cabin in the North Carolina isothermal zone that sits empty much of the time and would be delighted if you wanted to stay for a while. Sorry, no phone, TV, and very limited internet (Verizon 1 bar). If interested, hit me up for available dates.

    • Replies: @yaqub the mad scientist
    @Front toward Enemy

    You should take up FTE's offer, Steve. North Carolina is beautiful.

  34. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Duke of Qin
    Steve, may I ask why you chose to do away with the facial hair? I've been a long time reader back since your blogspot days and always pictured you with the beard that made you look so much like Bob Vila. I understand that the Mrs may appreciate your beardless boyish good lucks, but your readers will always associate a learned gentleman with magnificent muttonchops.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @el topo, @Paul Mendez

    “Steve, may I ask why you chose to do away with the facial hair? I’ve been a long time reader back since your blogspot days and always pictured you with the beard that made you look so much like Bob Vila. I understand that the Mrs may appreciate your beardless boyish good lucks, but your readers will always associate a learned gentleman with magnificent muttonchops.”

    I can vouch that some of his readers prefer his beardless boyish good looks (lucks?). I think the new photo is quite nice and very flattering.

  35. I second the Patreon emotion. You know those hack frauds at Red Letter Media, the guys who made the Mr. Plinkett Star Wars prequel reviews? Those guys are now bringing down nearly $150,000 per year on Patreon:

    https://www.patreon.com/redlettermedia?ty=c

  36. Dahlia says:
    @Rifleman
    Some unsolicited advice on the photos.

    Get rid of them. This one, Pensive Gladiator and Santa just seem to highlight your Aspergy/Autism spectrum math nerd Face.

    Instead how about an oblique angle shot of you blissfully looking off toward a golf course!

    Replies: @Dahlia

    Get rid of them. This one, Pensive Gladiator and Santa just seem to highlight your Aspergy/Autism spectrum math nerd Face.

    I’m guessing this means she didn’t send anything…

    Steve knows what the (other) ladies like!

    $50 just sent in.

    • Replies: @Rifleman
    @Dahlia


    I’m guessing this means she didn’t send anything…

     

    He needs Moneybags Unz to help him out. Steve is a one man content machine. Ron has to figure out how to make the money.

    I'm poor.

    I still say my "Steve Looks Wistfully at a Golf Course" should be his photo.

    It should be like the old Pollution: Keep America Beautiful ad with Iron Eyes Cody.

    Only instead of crying over the polluting of America like that fake Indian New Orleans guido (one of "Jefferson's" people) Steve's tears are the tears of joy as he looks off at a fairway near the sea!

    Replies: @Paul Mendez

  37. @Hallie Scott Kline
    I like this photo!

    Replies: @e

    So do I. It sure beats that Santa one!

    I vote “no” to a beard.

  38. Yo Steve! What size T-shirt u wear? .Gonna send some choice ones with my donation.

  39. I live near upstate NY amish communities, lots of flies and you can pay them in squash! My case to Valley Village shall be forthcoming, love this site, has taken over the majority of my internet time. Well done and hopefully bon voyage.

  40. Btw, as long as we are going full homo and commenting on your pics, I too prefer the latest, that Santa from hell look scared the bejusus out of me.

  41. el topo [AKA "darryl revok"] says:
    @Duke of Qin
    Steve, may I ask why you chose to do away with the facial hair? I've been a long time reader back since your blogspot days and always pictured you with the beard that made you look so much like Bob Vila. I understand that the Mrs may appreciate your beardless boyish good lucks, but your readers will always associate a learned gentleman with magnificent muttonchops.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @el topo, @Paul Mendez

    Bob Vila – good call. I did like amiable, bearded Steve but the new version is more debonair.

  42. @Front toward Enemy
    Ok, I generally don't pay for what I can get for free....but in this case I will make an exception as the quality of product generated by our gracious writer is heads and tails above the common drivel. I don't have any overseas connect but I have a lovely mountain log cabin in the North Carolina isothermal zone that sits empty much of the time and would be delighted if you wanted to stay for a while. Sorry, no phone, TV, and very limited internet (Verizon 1 bar). If interested, hit me up for available dates.

    Replies: @yaqub the mad scientist

    You should take up FTE’s offer, Steve. North Carolina is beautiful.

  43. Sent in my meager annual subscription in the mail.

  44. Steve,

    Please add Dwolla as a means of contribution: https://www.dwolla.com/

    No 2.9% transfer fee like Paypal. I think it’s free for small transfers, and a flat 25 cents for larger ones. I use it to pay contractors and they love it.

    • Replies: @Paul Mendez
    @Dave Pinsen

    Too cheap to buy an envelope and stamp?

  45. A (fairly modest) money order coming your way in the mail…

  46. Steve, not to get to personal but I do wonder: Do you and your wife ever consider leaving California? Obviously, your income is not location dependent (not sure about your wife’s). Have you considered moving to a low cost of living region?

  47. I was thinking of giving you something but I saw you went to Turkey. Do yourself and your readers a favor. Stay out of third world hellholes.

    • Replies: @Paul Mendez
    @Tony

    Don't know shit about Turkey, do you?

    Replies: @Tony

  48. @Dahlia
    @Rifleman


    Get rid of them. This one, Pensive Gladiator and Santa just seem to highlight your Aspergy/Autism spectrum math nerd Face.

     

    I'm guessing this means she didn't send anything...

    Steve knows what the (other) ladies like!

    $50 just sent in.

    Replies: @Rifleman

    I’m guessing this means she didn’t send anything…

    He needs Moneybags Unz to help him out. Steve is a one man content machine. Ron has to figure out how to make the money.

    I’m poor.

    I still say my “Steve Looks Wistfully at a Golf Course” should be his photo.

    It should be like the old Pollution: Keep America Beautiful ad with Iron Eyes Cody.

    Only instead of crying over the polluting of America like that fake Indian New Orleans guido (one of “Jefferson’s” people) Steve’s tears are the tears of joy as he looks off at a fairway near the sea!

    • Replies: @Paul Mendez
    @Rifleman


    I’m poor.
     
    So poor you can't spare $50 and a stamp?

    As someone who has been trying to stop illegal immigration for 14 years now, I'm really tired of hearing about people who can't contribute because they're on a fixed income, being poor, having to save for retirement, etc., etc., etc.,

    If you eat out, have cable TV, go to movies, own a pet, drink soda or liquor, pay someone to cut your grass, vacation, lease your car or tithe, you can send a few bucks to Steve.

    Replies: @Rifleman

  49. I try to send donations to Steve on a semi-regular basis.

    But I send Ann Barnhardt twice as much. She’s far more brave, and all alone. She’ll be in the reeducation camp long before Steve stops writing movie reviews.

  50. @Dave Pinsen
    Steve,

    Please add Dwolla as a means of contribution: https://www.dwolla.com/

    No 2.9% transfer fee like Paypal. I think it's free for small transfers, and a flat 25 cents for larger ones. I use it to pay contractors and they love it.

    Replies: @Paul Mendez

    Too cheap to buy an envelope and stamp?

  51. @Duke of Qin
    Steve, may I ask why you chose to do away with the facial hair? I've been a long time reader back since your blogspot days and always pictured you with the beard that made you look so much like Bob Vila. I understand that the Mrs may appreciate your beardless boyish good lucks, but your readers will always associate a learned gentleman with magnificent muttonchops.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @el topo, @Paul Mendez

    If I had a jawline like Steve’s, I’d shave my goatee off in a minute.

  52. @Tony
    I was thinking of giving you something but I saw you went to Turkey. Do yourself and your readers a favor. Stay out of third world hellholes.

    Replies: @Paul Mendez

    Don’t know shit about Turkey, do you?

    • Replies: @Tony
    @Paul Mendez

    Crossed over the border when I was in Greece. You know you aint in Europe any more even though technically that part is still Europe. So who dont know shit?

  53. @Kyle McKenna
    NB: I will need someone or two to help. I can't be the only one with extra miles laying around! I can get one or two seats to Europe or the Far East if someone else can pick up the return. And I'm talking business or first-class flatbeds so they can hit the ground running!

    LA is a great origin for long flights to either destination since you get enough time to sleep as well as to enjoy an upper-class meal or two. No idea if Mr & Mrs S are drinkers, but the booze is good too :)

    Replies: @Paul Mendez

    Just send the man $100 and get on with your life!

    • Replies: @Kyle McKenna
    @Paul Mendez


    Don’t know shit about Turkey, do you?
     
    I actually agree: I love Turkey, especially Istanbul. And I don't much like visiting the Third World. (I mean, why bother since most of it's on its way here anyway?) But Istanbul is this spectacular mix of modern & exotic, and the few other bits of Türkiye I've enjoyed were fabulous too. Don't denigrate Türkiye!

    I wish we'd spell it that way so we'd pronounce all three syllables. The Turks are sensitive to the fact that the way we do say it is the same as an epithet in our language.


    Just send the man $100 and get on with your life!
     
    Heh... it does take forever actually to arrange one of these overseas jaunts on miles. BUT... I was able to get three people overseas and back on miles on my last major trip, and the (first-class) tickets were in the range of $10,000 each, each way. That's around $60K saved. That's not pocket change and it's why I play the mileage game.
  54. @Rifleman
    @Dahlia


    I’m guessing this means she didn’t send anything…

     

    He needs Moneybags Unz to help him out. Steve is a one man content machine. Ron has to figure out how to make the money.

    I'm poor.

    I still say my "Steve Looks Wistfully at a Golf Course" should be his photo.

    It should be like the old Pollution: Keep America Beautiful ad with Iron Eyes Cody.

    Only instead of crying over the polluting of America like that fake Indian New Orleans guido (one of "Jefferson's" people) Steve's tears are the tears of joy as he looks off at a fairway near the sea!

    Replies: @Paul Mendez

    I’m poor.

    So poor you can’t spare $50 and a stamp?

    As someone who has been trying to stop illegal immigration for 14 years now, I’m really tired of hearing about people who can’t contribute because they’re on a fixed income, being poor, having to save for retirement, etc., etc., etc.,

    If you eat out, have cable TV, go to movies, own a pet, drink soda or liquor, pay someone to cut your grass, vacation, lease your car or tithe, you can send a few bucks to Steve.

    • Replies: @Rifleman
    @Paul Mendez


    So poor you can’t spare $50 and a stamp?
     
    We're all poor compared to Ron Unz.

    If you eat out,
     
    I don't.

    have cable TV
     
    I don't.

    , go to movies
     
    I don't.

    , own a pet,
     
    I don't.

    drink soda or liquor,
     
    I don't.

    pay someone to cut your grass
     
    I don't.

    , vacation
     
    I don't.

    , lease your car or tithe
     
    I don't.

    , you can send a few bucks to Steve.
     
    A few? $50.............and a stamp?

    Replies: @Paul Mendez

  55. @Paul Mendez
    @Rifleman


    I’m poor.
     
    So poor you can't spare $50 and a stamp?

    As someone who has been trying to stop illegal immigration for 14 years now, I'm really tired of hearing about people who can't contribute because they're on a fixed income, being poor, having to save for retirement, etc., etc., etc.,

    If you eat out, have cable TV, go to movies, own a pet, drink soda or liquor, pay someone to cut your grass, vacation, lease your car or tithe, you can send a few bucks to Steve.

    Replies: @Rifleman

    So poor you can’t spare $50 and a stamp?

    We’re all poor compared to Ron Unz.

    If you eat out,

    I don’t.

    have cable TV

    I don’t.

    , go to movies

    I don’t.

    , own a pet,

    I don’t.

    drink soda or liquor,

    I don’t.

    pay someone to cut your grass

    I don’t.

    , vacation

    I don’t.

    , lease your car or tithe

    I don’t.

    , you can send a few bucks to Steve.

    A few? $50………….and a stamp?

    • Replies: @Paul Mendez
    @Rifleman

    Gee, if you're really that destitute, maybe you should stop spending so much time on the internet and go find a job.

    Replies: @Rifleman

  56. @Paul Mendez
    @Kyle McKenna

    Just send the man $100 and get on with your life!

    Replies: @Kyle McKenna

    Don’t know shit about Turkey, do you?

    I actually agree: I love Turkey, especially Istanbul. And I don’t much like visiting the Third World. (I mean, why bother since most of it’s on its way here anyway?) But Istanbul is this spectacular mix of modern & exotic, and the few other bits of Türkiye I’ve enjoyed were fabulous too. Don’t denigrate Türkiye!

    I wish we’d spell it that way so we’d pronounce all three syllables. The Turks are sensitive to the fact that the way we do say it is the same as an epithet in our language.

    Just send the man $100 and get on with your life!

    Heh… it does take forever actually to arrange one of these overseas jaunts on miles. BUT… I was able to get three people overseas and back on miles on my last major trip, and the (first-class) tickets were in the range of $10,000 each, each way. That’s around $60K saved. That’s not pocket change and it’s why I play the mileage game.

  57. @Rifleman
    @Paul Mendez


    So poor you can’t spare $50 and a stamp?
     
    We're all poor compared to Ron Unz.

    If you eat out,
     
    I don't.

    have cable TV
     
    I don't.

    , go to movies
     
    I don't.

    , own a pet,
     
    I don't.

    drink soda or liquor,
     
    I don't.

    pay someone to cut your grass
     
    I don't.

    , vacation
     
    I don't.

    , lease your car or tithe
     
    I don't.

    , you can send a few bucks to Steve.
     
    A few? $50.............and a stamp?

    Replies: @Paul Mendez

    Gee, if you’re really that destitute, maybe you should stop spending so much time on the internet and go find a job.

    • Replies: @Rifleman
    @Paul Mendez


    Gee, if you’re really that destitute, maybe you should stop spending so much time on the internet and go find a job.
     
    .....are you talking to me or Steve?

    Replies: @Paul Mendez

  58. Greatest symphony.

  59. http://www.thelocal.se/20150811/ikea-suspect-denies-killing-mum-and-son

    “Police have revealed that the two suspects accused of killing a mother and a son at an Ikea store in Västerås, north west of Stockholm, came from Eritrea.”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Talpiot

    Well, Africans dispatching Africans is one way to reduce the African population in Sweden. It's like no one in Minneapolis is really worried about Somali boys leaving for home and al-Shabaab. More like, how do we grt more to join them?

    I like how two of the three witnesses in the Swedish story interviewed had Finnish surnames. The other was "Salim".

  60. @Paul Mendez
    @Rifleman

    Gee, if you're really that destitute, maybe you should stop spending so much time on the internet and go find a job.

    Replies: @Rifleman

    Gee, if you’re really that destitute, maybe you should stop spending so much time on the internet and go find a job.

    …..are you talking to me or Steve?

    • Replies: @Paul Mendez
    @Rifleman

    You.

    Sorry for being so bitter, but I am so, so, SO tired of dealing with so-called conservatives who think jerking off to Rush Limbaugh every day makes them relevant.

    Here in Maryland we had the chance in 2012 to stop in-state tuition for illegal aliens at Maryland colleges. A few of us busted our asses to gather enough signatures, but all the poor, old, white, lazy, useless, disabled, crippled, grandparents who pretended to care about illegal immigration let us down.

    "I'm on a fixed income. "

    "I have a bad back."

    "I has ever to pick my grandkids up at school. "

    We were outspent 250-to-1. I donated $1,500 out of $4,500. Old people contributed exactly $0.

    Of course, these same poor, old folks will spend hundreds of dollars on shit to win the affection of their grandkids.

    So, yes, I consider you worthless
    Old, poor, selfish white people who won't sacrifice anything that inconveniences them are a worse enemy than any illegal alien.

    So, yes, I think you're a loser.

  61. @Talpiot
    http://www.thelocal.se/20150811/ikea-suspect-denies-killing-mum-and-son

    "Police have revealed that the two suspects accused of killing a mother and a son at an Ikea store in Västerås, north west of Stockholm, came from Eritrea."

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Well, Africans dispatching Africans is one way to reduce the African population in Sweden. It’s like no one in Minneapolis is really worried about Somali boys leaving for home and al-Shabaab. More like, how do we grt more to join them?

    I like how two of the three witnesses in the Swedish story interviewed had Finnish surnames. The other was “Salim”.

  62. I second the FF miles posters. If Mr. Sailer could set up an overseas jaunt a bit like a wedding registry, with different things to be paid for–flights, hotels, rental cars, I think various miles holders, including this one, could make it happen.

  63. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    "I haven’t been able to afford any overseas jaunts in this century.
    As you may have noticed from all my posts over the last six years about strange Turkish developments, attending a conference in Turkey in 2009 was illuminating about a fascinating and opaque land, as was my 2001 trip to Russia."

    Oh Steve, even your fundraising prose reads like an IQ-assessing SAT passage in which the reader is subtly invited to find the contradictions in successive sentences.

    Replies: @Romanian, @Kyle McKenna, @Ozymandias

    “Oh Steve, even your fundraising prose reads like an IQ-assessing SAT passage in which the reader is subtly invited to find the contradictions in successive sentences.”

    Master of subtlety and funderstatement.

  64. ideally as another poor person you should be amenable to receiving gifts of useful household items… for example T-shirts for you and she, sized 2XL or less (give me the desired sizes, no extra longs)…encourage me slightly and they can be mailed as gifts of esteem…free, nice quality, perfectly acceptable, usually

  65. (Since I’m mouthing off about miles, I feel compelled to add that I’ve donated cash, which is what most of us prefer to get. But the benefit of frequent-flier miles is that it makes some people more generous than normal.)

    • Replies: @Kyle McKenna
    @SEATAF

    Also, as indicated above, one can really leverage mileage into a far more generous gift. I doubt anyone here is donating $10K or $20K outright (please correct me if I'm wrong) but at least a couple of us can give that much value in travel. Well, two of us so far..

    Still haven't a clue where Steve & wife would like to go. Steve, please feel free to contact me via my registered email and we can get this ball rolling.

  66. @SEATAF
    (Since I'm mouthing off about miles, I feel compelled to add that I've donated cash, which is what most of us prefer to get. But the benefit of frequent-flier miles is that it makes some people more generous than normal.)

    Replies: @Kyle McKenna

    Also, as indicated above, one can really leverage mileage into a far more generous gift. I doubt anyone here is donating $10K or $20K outright (please correct me if I’m wrong) but at least a couple of us can give that much value in travel. Well, two of us so far..

    Still haven’t a clue where Steve & wife would like to go. Steve, please feel free to contact me via my registered email and we can get this ball rolling.

  67. So, Mr Sailer, and this is a serious question, what do you believe is an appropriate amount for the average reader?

    I am, for example chipping in about $60 per year to the excellent
    Corbettreport.com.

    Are you worth more, or less?

    What should one’s annual budget for all of these sites be?

  68. @Rifleman
    @Paul Mendez


    Gee, if you’re really that destitute, maybe you should stop spending so much time on the internet and go find a job.
     
    .....are you talking to me or Steve?

    Replies: @Paul Mendez

    You.

    Sorry for being so bitter, but I am so, so, SO tired of dealing with so-called conservatives who think jerking off to Rush Limbaugh every day makes them relevant.

    Here in Maryland we had the chance in 2012 to stop in-state tuition for illegal aliens at Maryland colleges. A few of us busted our asses to gather enough signatures, but all the poor, old, white, lazy, useless, disabled, crippled, grandparents who pretended to care about illegal immigration let us down.

    “I’m on a fixed income. ”

    “I have a bad back.”

    “I has ever to pick my grandkids up at school. ”

    We were outspent 250-to-1. I donated $1,500 out of $4,500. Old people contributed exactly $0.

    Of course, these same poor, old folks will spend hundreds of dollars on shit to win the affection of their grandkids.

    So, yes, I consider you worthless
    Old, poor, selfish white people who won’t sacrifice anything that inconveniences them are a worse enemy than any illegal alien.

    So, yes, I think you’re a loser.

  69. I will be contributing, but I really would much rather prefer you were an Amazon Associates participant like Instapundit – people who go to your site first, then Amazon, kick in part of their purchases to you. Reynolds has to make a fortune off this, he certainly gets my money. I’m not sure if iSteve runs afoul of some “overly a political” rule on Amazon, but if you can be a participant ease do so – you’ll get all my Amazon trade. My email is correct. Thanks for all your great work, best of luck.

    • Replies: @MC
    @Dick

    +1

  70. @Dick
    I will be contributing, but I really would much rather prefer you were an Amazon Associates participant like Instapundit - people who go to your site first, then Amazon, kick in part of their purchases to you. Reynolds has to make a fortune off this, he certainly gets my money. I'm not sure if iSteve runs afoul of some "overly a political" rule on Amazon, but if you can be a participant ease do so - you'll get all my Amazon trade. My email is correct. Thanks for all your great work, best of luck.

    Replies: @MC

    +1

  71. @Paul Mendez
    @Tony

    Don't know shit about Turkey, do you?

    Replies: @Tony

    Crossed over the border when I was in Greece. You know you aint in Europe any more even though technically that part is still Europe. So who dont know shit?

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