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THE FBI IS . . . a plea to all ebay experts. . .

The FBI is probing me! And while I'll put up with the personal discomfort (they said they'd use some KY) it makes me realize that whistleblowers are working without a net.
The FBI is probing me! And while I'll put up with the personal discomfort (they said they'd use some KY) it makes me realize that whistleblowers are working without a net.

I don't have facility enough with Ebay to make it work, but folks like the Arizona women who blew the whistle on the FBI and Bunny Greenhouse who signed her name to a Halliburton contract with a statement of protest are working without a net.

My concept is that there should be an Ebay fund that we all chip in a few bucks to so that whistle blowers know they have safety net or a mosh-pit to fall back on.

The government is working actively to undo whistleblower protections, maybe we can work to create some so the corruption in our government and corporate state can be divulged and prosecuted for what it is.
Hmmm 04.Nov.2004 17:41

me

Interesting idea that deserves some exploration.

eBay??? 04.Nov.2004 17:42

Curious George

Unless you are planning to sell something, I think you must be talking about PayPal, not eBay.

ebay owns paypal 04.Nov.2004 18:01

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?? 04.Nov.2004 20:29

Curious George

Well yes, eBay does own PayPal, but they do two entirely different things. PayPal is a system used by buyers and sellers so that buyers can pay sellers for items they have successfully bid on. Vendors outside of eBay use PayPal to accept payments from customers.

eBay itself doesn't do anything more than act as a venue for people to sell things to other people. You couldn't set up an account on eBay and collect money.

Hal E. Burton should go to the PayPal page and see about setting up a PayPal account to accept contributions. However PayPal charges the holder of the account a fee every time a payment is processed, so a percentage of any donation would be eaten up by that.

I don't know of any accounts similar to PayPal that would accept and hold funds without some kind of charge.

 http://www.paypal.com

!! 04.Nov.2004 20:31

Curious George

It also takes some time to get checks from PayPal(get the money out of the account). Three weeks or more. So anyone needing emergency money from a fund like this would have to be thinking ahead. And the person setting up the account would have to give PayPal their bank account number and other information.

Read the PayPal users agreement for more information.