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#21 Marseliatsi_M26

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 06:29 PM

6 290 000 US $ at the moment !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#22 Lev7

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 06:59 PM

The whole SOAD band is on their way smile.gif

#23 MosJan

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 07:01 PM

QUOTE (Harut @ Nov 24 2005, 03:31 PM)
yey... my sister was on tv live...



Harout jan please tell your sister to charge the credit card as she likes, it's MArals no limit wink.gif
now since we have all the info

Azat jan Carditit vra inchqan er mnatsel aper jan ??? lav Azatn el mer Axperna menak $500000 charge areq

#24 Harut

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 08:00 PM

QUOTE (Maral @ Nov 24 2005, 03:35 PM)
what was she doing????????????????????????????????????????????


gave a few seconds speach, presented a donation from their student organization...

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 10:27 PM

QUOTE (phantom22 @ Nov 24 2005, 03:08 PM)
Every year I made a generous donation to the Telethon.

Then first my home in So. Cal. became worthless. Then my tech stocks Oracle, etc. became worthless. Then my retirement income got eaten up by escalating housing costs. I have to struggle to survive in a Bush-dominated America. Perhaps I can pledge $25.00 and forego eating for a few days.




Hagarag I promis on next Hyeforum project we will take your situation seriosly and maybe we would pladge some money to help you.....

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 11:12 PM

I like to meet one person who had seen the improvments made in Armenia and Gharapagh with the money collected ever year for that matter. What do you guys think about sending the money as is to armenia or investing it in American soil and benefitting from the interested and revenue made on it to help armenia continiously. After all many other nations tried that idea and succeeded in getting their genocides recognized by USA. we should stop thinking principaly and start thinking politically and economically. without money no power without power no politics. I'm curious to know what the most young generation from 18-22 think about this topic. All are welcome to post responses and i would appreciate if you put an age range in which you fall in if you have time.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 12:07 AM

My favorite Armenian charities have been the Amercan University of Armenia plus the AAA AND ANCA. The University is turning out excellent graduates. I have supported both advocacy organizations. The money that I sent to the telethon was used to build a critical highway in Artsakh. The two advocacy organizations are doing a tremendous job at home. I am an old man by chronological years but young of body and mind.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 12:21 AM

just out of curiosity.
Why is this in genocide section?

#29 Lev7

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 12:29 AM

QUOTE (hytga @ Nov 25 2005, 06:21 AM)
just out of curiosity.
Why is this in genocide section?


what is the difference? it is important to us same way as the AG recognition. Donate some money instead of asking useless questions!

#30 hytga

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 12:43 AM

I've done the donating part.
and no need to get hyper on me, it was a simple question

btw. in case you didn't hear. The SOAD thing was a prank call.

#31 MosJan

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 01:06 AM

can any of you help me find the Garik Qosoyanst song on Children of Genocide

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 01:30 AM

i have merged all 3 Telethon topics

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 01:34 AM

What Do You Think Of The Telethon ??

it was good

only one problem

Marals Credit card bounced on me - i could not make the 999K donation that we was planing - but it's OK next year

#34 Gor-Gor

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 02:03 AM

It's too bad the $7.5 million total was far below the $11.5 million raised last year.

I have 2 things to say...

1) I watched most of the Telethon, and I wonder how much Louise Simone Manoogian donated. Last year she donated one million, and then another million conditioned on passing the $10m mark (which was passed). This year, I only saw that she donated $500,000. I don't know if she donated any more, as I didn't watch all of it. But if she didn't...why? It's not just her, but last year, we had many, many, many BIG donations (half a million, quarter of a million, one million, etc) -- and that is what helped us get to $11.5 million. This year, those big donations were absent. Maybe I'm wrong as I didn't watch the whole thing...

2) Another reason that I think the total was lower is that the cause was not as 'emotional.' In the past, we were raising money either for the Koris-Stepanagerd highway, or the North-South highway. Even though these were important projects, they were very emotional too. They were connecting Armenia to Karabagh, and then all of Karabagh together. The new cause, rebuilding regions of Artsakh by targeting hospitals, schools, water supply -- that is simply not as emotional or sexy or simple, even. I think this was to blame with the lower turnout. I hope ArmeniaFund was expecting a slightly lower turnout.

On a related note, does anyone think we should also earmark some of the money to Armenia itself? After this 3-year 'Rebuilding Artsakh' project is over, I think we should focus on helping villages and towns of Armenia. I know Artsakh needs help too, but so does Armenia. Then again, maybe ArmeniaFund has stuck with Artsakh because with fewer than 200,000 people, you can really notice the difference that projects make. In a country of 3 million, these same projects are only a drop in the bucket...

I just wish we could do more...

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 02:43 AM

QUOTE (Edward @ Nov 24 2005, 10:27 PM)
Hagarag I promis on next Hyeforum project we will take your situation seriosly and maybe we would pladge some money to help you.....


Edward,

Your concern is appreciated, but I am a proud Armenian, so I would not accept any assistance. I came out of retirement and am working two low-paying jobs while retraining myself by going to graduate school. My wealthy brother has offered to help me financially but I have refused. I have also contemplated going to school to get a real estate license.

I pray every day that the bastard in the White House gets impeached along with his VP, and McCain is given his job. The Democrats will never let that happen though, giving McCain a head start. I have never disliked an administration like I do this one. I even sort of felt sorry for Nixon, even though he dug his own grave, so to speak.

What you can do for me is make sure that honest persons are put in power next time around.

Edited by phantom22, 25 November 2005 - 11:56 AM.


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Posted 25 November 2005 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE (Lev7 @ Nov 24 2005, 06:59 PM)
The whole SOAD band is on their way smile.gif


What?

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 01:04 PM

QUOTE (Gor-Gor @ Nov 25 2005, 12:03 AM)
It's too bad the $7.5 million total was far below the $11.5 million raised last year.

...I watched most of the Telethon, and I wonder how much Louise Simone Manoogian donated. Last year she donated one million, and then another million conditioned on passing the $10m mark (which was passed). This year, I only saw that she donated $500,000. I don't know if she donated any more, as I didn't watch all of it. But if she didn't...why? It's not just her, but last year, we had many, many, many BIG donations (half a million, quarter of a million, one million, etc) -- and that is what helped us get to $11.5 million. This year, those big donations were absent. Maybe I'm wrong as I didn't watch the whole thing...

I was also wondering about that. I think that last year all metsaharousts gave a lot of money and this year simply they couldn't afford to give the same amount. (I admit, I have no idea how much they're worth.) Like Louise Simone Manoogian, she had planned to donate a million last year, but then added another million. These are huge amounts of money for one person to donate. And there was no increase from regular income people to call. I was very surprised when during one part of the telethon they gave statistics about the callers and said that last year there had been a record number of calls, about 6500 from West of the Mississippi River. That means from the Western states, like California. There are so many Armenians living in California, shouldn't that number have been much higher? I guess a lot of the Armenians just don't participate in the fundraiser.

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On a related note, does anyone think we should also earmark some of the money to Armenia itself?

Well, in that same report they reported that the money has been distributed to different projects since ArmeniaFund began in 1992. For example, with that money 200 buildings have been built in Gyumri and likewise schools have been reconstructed in the earthquake hit regions.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 01:35 PM

When are we as a nation going to stop begging people for money?

I have to be honest and say that initially I was a big supporter of the telethon and one year even did lots of work for them for teh website and streaming but I dont care for it much anymore. I think it has lived its useful life and it is time to move one. Are there any other nations that have annual telethons? I am not sure if there are.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 01:43 PM

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Are there any other nations that have annual telethons? I am not sure if there are.

i haven't seen one this year, but i've seen some in last couple of years a jewish one.

btw. i don't agree with you. there's still much to be done.

Edited by hytga, 25 November 2005 - 01:44 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2005 - 02:04 PM

QUOTE (Azat @ Nov 25 2005, 11:35 AM)
When are we as a nation going to stop begging people for money?

I have to be honest and say that initially I was a big supporter of the telethon and one year even did lots of work for them for teh website and streaming but I dont care for it much anymore. I think it has lived its useful life and it is time to move one. Are there any other nations that have annual telethons? I am not sure if there are.


Desperate people beg if there is no other way. We are desperate in our attempts to revitalize and develop our homeland. Nobody helps us, not even ourselves. So we must beg.

I support the Telethon fully. How else are we going to raise $7.5 million in one night?




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