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    Subject: Another Shock to the System
    Sent: Wed, 27 May 2009 9:48 pm

    This came from a friend of of a friend who taught at Mississippi State University (near Starkville) and at The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss).

    I wanted to give ya'll some disturbing information. I work with the Catch-A-Dream Foundation which provides hunting and fishing trips to childen with life-threatening illnesses? It is a great program needless to say. This past weekend we had our annual banquet/fundraiser event in Starkville. As part of the program, we had scheduled Sgt. 1st Class Greg Stube, a highly decorated U.S. Army Green Beret and inspirational speaker who was severely injured while deployed overseas and didn't have much of a chance for survival. Greg is stationed at Ft. Bragg and received permission from his commanding officer to come speak at our function. Everything was on go until President Obama made a policy that NO U.S. SERVICEMAN CAN SPEAK AT ANY FAITH-BASED PUBLIC EVENTS ANYMORE. Needless to say, Greg had to cancel his speaking event with us. Didn't know if anyone else was aware of this new policy. Wonder why this was not in the news, what other similar "changes" are coming in the future?

    Many items are not newsworthy. This, of course, is the new "transparency". Any confirmation of this?


    Gee, I was kinda hoping THAT might be provided by someone else -- if, of course, they had any info on this "new policy" one way or the other.

    The friend I know. Their (other) friend I do not?


    Anything else?
     
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    How is speaking at the fund raiser for a private charity considered to be a "public" event??
     
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    And is the "Catch-A-Dream" foundation really "faith-based"?
     
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    :rofl:

    Some people will believe anything. :lol:
     
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    Excellent.

    This particular fund-raiser would not be a public event, so the complaint isn't a valid one.

    I would say that it is, however, "faith based".

    http://catchadream.org/learn/index.html

    Now, if this were a public event, would it have been prohibited? Is the policy, in fact, in effect? I don't give a damn one way or the other, BTW, except for the issue of who is permitted to speak where.
     
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    Gee.... I took you for a thinker at least part of the time.... :eusa_shhh:
     
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    I am. On this thread apparently the only one. :eusa_whistle:

    Unless of course you're suggesting I should consider this blatant fabrication as some sort of hypothetical. Sorry, I just don't see much value in that.
     
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    Without reading all those embedded links, what I've come up with is this:

    Fundraising

    There are several rules that cover fundraising activity, both in an official capacity and in a personal capacity, that are applicable to DoD employees, including SGEs. Although it is not likely that you will be asked to participate officially in the solicitation of funds or the endorsement of a fundraising effort, you should seek the guidance of this Office prior to such participation.

    Generally, you may fundraise in your personal capacity. However, you may not fundraise in the Federal workplace (except for collecting gifts-in-kind, such as food, clothing and toys), and you may not solicit funds from any person that you know is a prohibited source whose interests may be substantially affected by performance or non-performance of your official duties. Finally, please do not use or permit use of your official title, position, or authority associated with your position to further the fundraising effort.

    Maybe it was the fundraising that was a problem although it wasn't on the government property?
     
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    There is no evidence of you doing anything other than being a wise ass. No problem. I have an affinity for a few....
     

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