Thursday, August 17, 2006


Based on the generous pledges of my readers I have been able to secure enough loans to keep me out of trouble. Thank you all.

(I'm keeping this up for another day so that every one who contributed will know how much your help has meant to me.)

The Pay Pal button is now up on this post. And working.

Due to some serious financial difficulties I have recently run in to and family medical problems I will not be able to continue regular blogging past Tuesday 15 August.

The difficulties would probably not be great for most folks these days, but they are currently insurmountable for me. My immediate problems could be covered by $250.

If any of you out there would like to help please contact me at:


If there is any kind of work I can do for you in exchange for your contribution please don't hesitate to ask.

I will announce the amounts recieved, and when the amount covers my immediate needs this announcement will disappear.

Thank you all for your support.

Bless you,


8/12/2006 11:52:00 AM

This is a Pay Pal experiment. If it works it will be removed to the side bar.


eyesallaround said...

Count me in...

|3run0 said...

Simon, you could put a paypal button in your blog (like Michael Totten), making it easy for people to donate. Good blogging takes considerable investment in time and effort, and I think it is fitting that you be compensated for it anyway.

Anonymous said...

Paypal or amazon.
I think it is important that we can use credit cards, for those of us that dont have bank account in dollars.

Cogitatus Incognito said...

M. Simon, do the PayPal thing! Each of us can contribute $10. PayPal charges you about 4% and you can transfer the bucks to your checking account. Takes a few days to set up, but it's simple once you do:

M. Simon said...


Thanks for the link.

I'll get on it.


Anonymous said...

I hope you will still put up a paypal and/or Amazon link.

Anonymous said...

I tried the paypal button at 9:57 AM EST today and got this message
"We are sorry, we are experiencing temporary difficulties. Please try again later. If this error occurred while making a payment, avoid duplicate payments by checking your Account Overview before resending a payment.

Message 5302
Paypal worked at Rantburg so it my be a problem on your end. I will try again later.

Cogitatus Incognito said...

Simon, I, too, am getting an error message with the PayPal button. If you'll give us the email address you use for PayPal, those of us with a PayPal account can pay you from our PayPal accounts while you work out the PayPal button issue.

Cogitatus Incognito said...

PayPal button is working...