Wow, this discussion makes me want to donate again just to end it.
Come on ehmacers: I have seen lots of threads on on how much more "society" should do -- here's an opportunity to actually do more that is well tailored for lazy people, like myself. Ehmax and his family will sweat it out. Maybe if he pledges to use a painful gear the sadists will open up their wallets?
And, as a bonus, you get a tax receipt worth probably about 20% to 50% of your donation and, implicitly, get some direct influence over where some of your tax dollars (the 20% to 50%) go.