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Card Charity Thread: For gifting is the way to happiness

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Card Charity Thread: For gifting is the way to happiness

Postby Pursuit of Happiness » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:49 pm

Hello,

I am the Pursuit of Happiness, founder of Bhutan. Some of you may know me by my mortal name "Codger". Similiar to its real life counterpart, the goal of Bhutan is to achieve greater happiness in all things. After a long period of soul searching, I have come to the realisation that true happiness could only be achieved by giving, not receiving. A large rare collection of cards won't make you happy. A large bank can not fill the void in your heart.

We should all also take the time to reflect what we are actually doing when we set and ask or bid for a game. We are judging fellow nations, saying that somebody is 'this much' and that some nations are 'worth more' than others.

This is an immoral practice. All nations deserve dignity. If there is to be any judgement, then it should only be how nations keep their residents happy.

In the spirit striving towards enlightenment I declare the following:

All cards received by the nations Pursuit of Happiness or Codger shall be gifted to interested nations with the highest 'Cheerfulness' score. Set a bid or post in the thread so I could be notified.

Recipients are encouraged to buy the corresponding card at sale at equal to the gifting fee to to cover costs to keep the charity going.


Others are welcome to use this thread to promote charity and gifting. Let us work together to break away from greed and material possessions. Charity is the true path to happiness and freedom.
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Postby Pursuit of Happiness » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:14 pm

I have updated my sells to reflect the above practice.

Let your cards be free!

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Postby Codger » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:36 pm

Selling "epic" card Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrghh for $0.01.

https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/ ... 7293?buy=1

Because no one's life is more "epic" than another
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Postby Codger » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:52 am

Selling two epic cards for 0.01

https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=1223339

https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=1003

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Postby Pursuit of Happiness » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:20 am

Another Epic card to be sold for $0.01

https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=77162

We desire no material possessions. The greatest gift if you are inclined is to spot in reply and say thanks.

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Postby Pursuit of Happiness » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:27 am

Hello all,

I have continued to search for cards and sticking true to my creed, have sold them at $0.01 regardless of rank or history.

Every card is unique. Every card is special. Never forget that in each card you are possessing the life force of each nation. This is a wonder and to put a value on it is impossible. The numbers that people are assigning to them now, weighing and comparing one another is simply PERVERSION.

Over the next twelve hours (with my sleep in the middle) I will donate each of my 5 epic cards. As always, the price will be 0.01 as "epic" is merely a term made up by the game, while all nations are priceless.

The first to be donated shall be "The Imperial Dominion of Arithei" - https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=5874

May the next possessor honour the nation as I have. My humblest request is that they could say a word of thanks.

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Postby Ainin » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:30 am

Thank you. I really love what you're doing here.
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Postby Pursuit of Happiness » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:13 am

I started the last post I had 5 epic cards and then sold one, but somehow I now have 7 epics. I take this to be a sign to be more generous.

Next up is the epic card: The Empire of Deutsches Ubereich: https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=1917592

As an aside, I do not look at buy offers for my cards. Expressions of purchases are a sign of GREED. When the timing is right the card will be released and it is the Card that CHOOSES its new possessor.

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Postby Pursuit of Happiness » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:33 am

I travel across the thread and all I see is corruption and mammon. Very disappointing. But we must strive our own shining path.

Next Epic card to be donated is The Große Kaiserstaat of Piznia - https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=1618730

Do you feel inspired? Offer your own cards for free and experience a happiness beyond any trade can give you!

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Postby Tinhampton » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:37 am

Pursuit of Happiness wrote:Next Epic card to be donated is The Große Kaiserstaat of Piznia - https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=1618730

Which I have just purchased. To continue the cycle, The Emperor Fenix is now up, also for free.
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Postby The blAAtschApen » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:38 am

Pursuit of Happiness wrote:I travel across the thread and all I see is corruption and mammon. Very disappointing. But we must strive our own shining path.

Next Epic card to be donated is The Große Kaiserstaat of Piznia - https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=1618730

Do you feel inspired? Offer your own cards for free and experience a happiness beyond any trade can give you!


It's way too much clicking to do that.

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Postby Pursuit of Happiness » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:42 am

Tinhampton wrote:
Pursuit of Happiness wrote:Next Epic card to be donated is The Große Kaiserstaat of Piznia - https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=1618730

Which I have just purchased. To continue the cycle, The Emperor Fenix is now up, also for free.


That reminds me to also put two of mine ultra rares for free.

https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=2514

https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=357217

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Postby Valentine Z » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:42 am

And to continue, I bought The Emperor Fenix, and putting up another for free:

https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=230073
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Postby Tinhampton » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:50 am

Valentine Z wrote:And to continue, I bought The Emperor Fenix, and putting up another for free:

https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=230073

And purchased. Next up for donation is Witchcliff. The UNnameable Association might have been forcibly dissolved ten years ago today, but this nation wrote two resolutions for it (HR#174 and HR#182).

Meanwhile, we at Card Charity HQ are mildly amused that some people are selling "cheap" cards at five times their face value. Or, at least, I am.
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Postby Ming Minh » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:54 am

Enjoy the The Floofiness of WindowsBunny for (almost) free!
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Postby Tinhampton » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:56 am

Ming Minh wrote:Enjoy the The Floofiness of WindowsBunny for (almost) free!

Which I am now doing. Speaking of which, only on NationStates can you buy a Space Station for one cent.
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Postby Calvin Coolidge » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:03 am

What a nifty idea. Danke.

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Postby East Gondwana » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:07 am

I too shall be joining this movement!

I hooe that I can help a few players get their nation's cards
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Postby Pursuit of Happiness » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:07 am

The pursuit of happiness is running faster than ever! :D

Next epic card to be released - The Imperial Republic of Helsbering: https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=23066

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Postby Tinhampton » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:13 am

Now up for just one cent: A nation with almost 31 billion people, and one with fairly impressive stats.
* Mayor: Saffron Howard (UCP; libertarian)
* Foreign Minister: Ryan Terrence (TLP)
* WA Delegate-Ambassador: Alexander Smith (NatSov)
* WA Assistant: Bianca Venkman (IntFed)
* Nat'l Football Team Manager: Rachel Coltfield (TIN)
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Postby Tinhampton » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:30 am

I have quite the array of Parhe-owned puppets up for free. Forewarned is forearmed: Falsehoods, Bamseo, Sapmi, Ago, Sacaba.
* Mayor: Saffron Howard (UCP; libertarian)
* Foreign Minister: Ryan Terrence (TLP)
* WA Delegate-Ambassador: Alexander Smith (NatSov)
* WA Assistant: Bianca Venkman (IntFed)
* Nat'l Football Team Manager: Rachel Coltfield (TIN)
The Self-Administrative City of TINHAMPTON (trigram TIN, pop. 319,372): Factbooks, Tin Stronk!
Football: Cup of Harmony 73 Champions - KPB rank 37th (19.84pts) - UICA rank 71st (3.375pts)
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Postby The blAAtschApen » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:30 am

Tinhampton wrote:I have quite the array of Parhe-owned puppets up for free. Forewarned is forearmed: Falsehoods, Bamseo, Sapmi, Ago, Sacaba.


I recognize a few :P
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Postby Pursuit of Happiness » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:08 am

Going to bed now and to make sure I sleep soundly I leave two more good deeds tonight.

The Grand Republic of Killadonia: https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=46044

The Chinese Eastern Empire of TheNeoDynasty: https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/card=73551

$0.01 as it should be.

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Postby The States of Balloon » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:35 am

:^^^^^^^^^^^^)

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Postby Pursuit of Happiness » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:11 am

Don't let charity rest!

I want to see this thread still be on the first page in the morning.

Have put up 5 ultra rares for 0.01 each. Will release my remaining epics for 0.01 when I wake up tomorrow..... zzzz
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