I’ve come to realize that many people don’t meet the old-fashioned way anymore, instead coming together through the devious world of dating apps, where people put their most fraudulent foot forward and see how long they can carry the scam off for. And the best place to do this, apparently, is OK Cupid.
I’ve been off and on OK Cupid—known as the free dating site that proves, every day, you get what you pay for—for a little over a year now and, honestly, it’s made me feel lonelier than ever, as I am now convinced that my time for love and romance and other amorous feelings deep inside me has ultimately passed.
But, at 43, a decade divorced and a stroke survivor, I’ve only done it to myself.
I decided early in 2021 that this was going to be the last year I pimp myself out before I enter a monk-like state of singledom. I gave myself three chances—that seemed fair enough, I thought—before closing down my OK Cupid profile, where I tried my very best to sell myself as someone worth dating.
I have had a few nibbles over the past year, the kind where you talk and text for a few days, counting down the moments until they just disappear into the cyber-ether, never to hear from them again. I was, however, lucky enough to have a few dates—well, sort of—and, as I’m writing this now, you can tell they didn’t go well.
For example, there was…
I guess the people who run the Oklahoma City Community Foundation are a bunch of NIMBYS.
Thanks to a tip via the Ogle Mole Network, we’ve learned the foundation that sits on over $1-billion in assets and, ironically enough, provides funding to the OK Homeless Alliance, recently took some extraordinary steps to run off a homeless veteran who set up shelter near their downtown offices.
We know this thanks to a resignation email that was sent out by the foundation’s former IT Director – Lorien Faulker.
According to Faulker, he was tasked with switching off some power outlets on the outside of the building that a homeless man, named Mario, used to charge a phone. I guess the Foundation’s leadership figured it would be a good, passive-aggressive way to make Mario relocate to some other building downtown.
Faulker – a man who apparently has values – refused to go along with the foundation’s plan and voiced his disapproval.
In his resignation email, Faulkner then documents how the organization moved forward with Operation Remove Mario. He explains how they apparently removed a bench outside the building that Mario would use for shelter and confiscated a couple of trash bags that held his possessions. These acts left Mario in tears, and led to Faulkner’s resignation.
Naturally, we acquired Faulkner’s resignation email that documents the saga via the Ogle Mole Network. It gives a little inside look at what really goes on within the preferred charitable foundation of the Oklahoma City establishment and ruling class.
If you’re a TLO Member, you can read it in its entirety below: