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I always see advertisements on how you can get Government Grants to use to pay bills, towards a house etc... . Of course you have to pay these people to show you how to get these, but I can do it myself. But I wanted to see if anyone has tried applying for a Grant? what were the results?

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<blockquote>Originally posted by JoeSchmoe

I always see advertisements on how you can get Government Grants to use to pay bills, towards a house etc... . Of course you have to pay these people to show you how to get these, but I can do it myself. But I wanted to see if anyone has tried applying for a Grant? what were the results?

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Don't buy the book. I scoured Ebay a few weeks ago and found some guy who goes by "Miracledeals" that sells access to Matt Lesko's members only section of his website where it lists all the grants and stuff. It only cost me like 2 bucks.. hell of a lot cheaper than 39.95, and saved a lot of library time.

[Edit by Xanathos on Thursday, May 15, 2003 @ 04:59 PM]

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Oh derrrrr.. I didn't even answer your question. Yeah, I've actually scored a grant before.. but it was for college(this was back when tech jobs outnumbered techies 4 to 1 and they needed to run guys like me through the gambit :p)

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It only cost me like 2 bucks.. hell of a lot cheaper than 39.95, and saved a lot of library time.

Thanks! because I was thinking "I could do this myself" but that sounds like a good deal. So you find anything? any luck?

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<blockquote>Originally posted by JoeSchmoe

It only cost me like 2 bucks.. hell of a lot cheaper than 39.95, and saved a lot of library time.

Thanks! because I was thinking "I could do this myself" but that sounds like a good deal. So you find anything? any luck?

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It was mostly junk if you aren't like black, or female, or poor, or a poor black female.. but there were some nuggets in the list that I'll qualify for as a suburbanite white male.. the site this guys auction took me to also had some good free download ebooks and he threw in a list of companies that pay ya 20 or 30 bucks for 10 minutes of your time taking a survey, so it was worth the couple bucks to me. Not sure how much of it I'll ever use, but more ammunition is always a good thing.

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<blockquote>Originally posted by JoeSchmoe

Well I'm African American, so maybe I could find a little something in there.

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Yeah, you'll be fine then :). I saw 8 or 9 grants there that were specifically set up based on ethnicity.

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doesn't the goverment know that caucasian{sp} is the minority. Not that I have a problem with getting somehting for..... Just look at what uncle Sandy did today

http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/view?auctionId=192065

$117,545.00 boat sold for $6,010.00

now is there something wrong with this picture or what?????

Just my three cents

{due to the inflation the is why it's three cents}

René

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As a Hispanic, I figured that Uncle Sugar would have a lot of goodies available for me.

I scoured all that literature and was I so wrong.

Uncle Sugar doesn't want to give me jack.

Having a college degree, a profesional job, and now a new house in the suburbs. But worst of all, I speak fluent English. Uncle Sugar doesn't want to give me jack. Not even cheese...

For a minority to take advantage of what Uncle Sugar has to offer, you have to prove that you are oppressed. Or that the "man" is oppressing you.

Like taking away your right to vote, harvesting your organs, etc...

I was also surprised to discover that not having money is not considered oppression. The real trick is to prove that the reason that you don't have money is because you are being oppressed.

However, in my college days, I had my first apartment. I had no furniture, no sofa, no dining table, so I ate my food on the floor. I had no television, thus no cable or VCR. I didn't even have a phone or a computer.

I worked forty hours a week at my job, was a full time college student, and a cadet in the army ROTC in which I had to attend all the PTs and FTXs (I was too old to get an army scholarship, so I got jack from the army). I would wake up at 5:00AM in the morning to be at the field for PT. Afterwards, go to class until noon. Then go to work to put in a full eight hours. Then come back to the university and study. And then go back home before midnight to catch some sleep. And most of my weekends were shot because I almost always had a Field Training Exercise at Camp Bullis.

However, I could never prove to anyone that I was oppressed. Nobody would believe me that I was poor. I personally didn't think I was poor but that I just didn't have any money.

And no finance equals no romance. Now that is real poverty. You got to have money if you want honey.

My next apartment, (the army cut back on a couple hundred second lieutenants thus my waivers were denied so two years of training went down the tubes), I did manage to get some hand me down furniture. But for almost three years, I still didn't have television, cable, a VCR, a computer, and a telephone.

I thought Uncle Sugar owed me at least television and cable.

What kind of country are we living in which we are not entitled to television and cable.

Even India is now providing every household a television set (although that is an effort to curb population growth).

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$117,545.00 boat sold for $6,010.00

What!! :eek: You know I've been following Government Auctions on newer cars (98-01) and I was thinking, yeah I'll walk away with a car for $2,000 at the most. Since I always see that people get late model gov. cars for like $100 sometimes, I thought I'd luck up.....hell, they were selling these cars averaging about $5,000-$6,000. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places.

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<blockquote>Originally posted by Ravenous Wolf

I was also surprised to discover that not having money is not considered oppression. The real trick is to prove that the reason that you don't have money is because you are being oppressed.</blockquote>

Well maybe if I can prove that I'm trying to go back to school, raise a new family, and pay my debts so I can buy a house.....they'll swing some funds my way. lol

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It's amazing that if you speak English fluently, you're suddenly not hispanic. My sister is adopted so she's half brazilian. They kept trying to give her scholarships when she was in high school but she wasn't smart enough to get into college (she thought there was a bridge to hawaii :upsidown: )

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Yeah, uncle Sugar doesn't think I am Hispanic anymore because I have a college degree, speak English fluently, and my new house in the suburbs gives it away...

However, the real twist is that if you "look" hispanic.

A co-worker of mine from a previous job is a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force Reserves. He is white but with black hair. His daughter has the same features. When he enrolled his daughter into the local suburban high school here in San Antonio, his daughter was immediately enrolled into the federal Free Lunch program.

He called up the school and asked what the deal is because he makes some good coin as a software engineer full time, Lt Colonel part time, and teaching at a nearby university part time.

They told him that because his daughter "looked" hispanic, that they immediately enrolled her in the Free Lunch program.

It actually took him about two months to get her disenrolled in the program because of the resistance of the school officials.

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They keep trying to enroll my kids in the free lunch program because they think our last name is hispanic (it's not, it's english) When the school calls for something, they almost always try talking to us in spanish and we have to explain that we don't speak spanish.

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<blockquote>Originally posted by techgoddess

They keep trying to enroll my kids in the free lunch program because they think our last name is hispanic (it's not, it's english) When the school calls for something, they almost always try talking to us in spanish and we have to explain that we don't speak spanish.

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Easy way to get them to remember to stop: Just say "Yo queiro kick your a** Si usted no habla inglés, senor"

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<blockquote>Originally posted by techgoddess

Only 6% of the kids in the school speak english as their native language, so I'm sure they just get used to speaking spanish all day. It's super annoying!

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Damn.. I've been to areas of SPAIN where more than 6% of the people spoke English as their native language :p..

Gotta love those Basques...

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If the government thinks that you look like a minority, then they assume that you must be oppressed.

Schools get a hard on because they can hook up to Uncle Sugar's money and they don't care one bit if you need the assistance or not.

When I was in seventh grade, this one music class that I had signed up in had a conflict of schedule for my English class. As a result, they put me in a Bilingual class. My English teacher escorted me to the Bilingual class and told me to talk to my parents right away to get me out of it.

I was shocked what I saw.

Here are kids that grew up only like down the street from me and who had always been in Bilingual classes. Every kid in that class cheated off of my homework because they could barely read English. The teacher spoke mostly in Spanish the entire class and would not pressure the kids to learn English.

These kids were in the same boat I was in. Spanish was my first language as a kid but I was put in regular classes all my childhood. I had about average grades like everybody else in my classes and didn't experience any big obstacles. At least nothing that prevented me from getting a college degree in Accounting or in my current profession as a technical writer for the aerospace, education, mainframe, finance and accounting, department of defense, mortgage banking, engineering, and manufacturing fields.

But these kids just didn't know jack. They couldn't read or write English worth [EXPLETIVE DELETED].

By the end of the week, my father spoke to the principal and I was back in a normal English class.

If you want to condemn people to a life of poverty, just make sure they cannot read and write. And then tell them that it is not their fault because society is to blame.

That is probably why the Uncle Sugar goodies are available in the first place...

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In Colorado, there was an activist who promoted Bilingual Education every moment she got.

However, when the school where her kids were at placed her kids in a bilingual class, she went ballistic. To her horror, she discovered how difficult it really was to get a kid out of bingual education. She profusely explained to school officials who she was and that her kids already knew Spanish and English. As soon as she realized that schools were only interested in getting Uncle Sugars money instead of actually helping a kid, she completely switched sides.

Now, she is an adversary to bilingual education.

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