sdshadow wrote:Banks - please forgive me for sticking my nose into other people's business but as this sometimes childish discussion escalates, I would like to tell you a few things I know. There are real people on the other side of these messages. Oldfart is a genuine nice guy and he wouldn't hurt a fly. He is generous and caring and he and his lovely wife are fun people to be around. You may disagree with MHD on his business plan or even the way he lives his life but I have seen the pain his partner has gone through and if I were in his shoes, I too would try any avenue possible to make her life better.
I get it, this is an internet forum, it is not life.
Greetings SD, no problem at all and good words indeed. I'm sure OF is good guy, and I thought we had buried the hatchet. Who knows, maybe one of these days it will stay buried.
I've seen the news with regards to cannabis doing good things health wise, and would be happy to support related causes... I have 2 family members and a close fiends wife afflicted in the same way as MHD's significant, and I help when I can to take them to medical appointments and the like, although their spouses and closer relatives do the real work. I understand the issue a little.
I looked through the links I was sent regarding the sanctuary, in particular the Indiegogo funding site. From my understanding, whoever starts a funding campaign can decide to either give the money back to the contributors if they don't reach their goal, or they can choose to keep the money themselves (I believe they do this before the campaign starts as part of the process). For example, if the goal is $325,000USD, and the campaign raises only $200,000USD, you have the choice to give the money back to the contributors or keep it anyway (you will have to pay taxes on whats left after the website takes their cut). It was chosen to keep the money.
As you are the campaigner, MHD, am I correct in my understanding of how this works?