Sunday, July 20, 2014

PayPal pulls the plug on an attempt to help...

Rules are not made to be broken...

There is an accepted principal of law which states that what is considered as "right" or "correct" is legal. Do you honor a "stay out of the water" sign as you watch someone drown? Of course not, you violate the order in an attempt to "do the right thing."

I first want to publicly thank EarCandy Cabinets in an attempt to help me raise funds for my medical issues.

http://earcandycabs.com/helpbrent/

PayPal was used as a vehicle to distribute the money to me which was generated as people would purchase a chance to win a rather spiffy cab. Evidently there is a rule that Pay Pal will not participate in a raffle of any kind. I can appreciate that but...are they participating or simply acting as a monetary transfer agent? You can go to my Pay Pal link on this home page and donate directly to my medical fund - there is technically no real difference. So...are they correct? I am not an attorney and have far too many worries on my plate to pursue the issue.

PayPal is a fine company but have they been over zealous in this case? I think so...Had they cited some legal precedent that confirmed this may have somehow violated a law in some state then I would have been the first one to pull the plug. They did not...This is not much different than being put in FaceBook time out for attempting to make too many friends which seems to be the point of social media or am I missing something?

EarCandy Cabinets is a fine company. I would hope you would find them on social media and "like them" and support all their efforts. I do...

If you would like to help me then click on my funding widget on the home page. I am debating on whether or not I will keep the PayPal link up. I don't normally support a business that does not support me.