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GoFundMe launched to pay for Trump's border wall, $1M in two days

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by LostMarbels, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. iluvatar5150

    iluvatar5150 Newbie

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    “Curt Schilling... would not be backing me on this if [he] thought it wasn’t happening.


    lololololololololol

    Heaven help anyone resting their future on that guy’s judgement. I have several friends still waiting to get their back pay from his 38 Studios debacle. IIRC, one guy found out his insurance had been cancelled when his pregnant wife went in for an obgyn checkup.
     
  2. Pommer

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  3. essentialsaltes

    essentialsaltes Stranger in a Strange Land

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  4. Occams Barber

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    In spite of all the cynicism, I have information that Kolfage has this wall construction thing sorted.

    Unfortunately I'm not at liberty to pass on any details. Just let me say that this might be a good time to invest in Lego shares. ;)
    OB
     
  5. iluvatar5150

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  6. essentialsaltes

    essentialsaltes Stranger in a Strange Land

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    True, but like a new car or house, it likely wasn't paid in full when that happened.

    That said, I'd like to see some more detailed reporting on this than anonymous source on 'Bob's leftwing website'.
     
  7. iluvatar5150

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    That's true. And I can't figure what he or his wife have been doing that would enable them to drop $1m on a fishing boat (and as far as I can tell, that price estimate is reasonably accurate).
     
  8. essentialsaltes

    essentialsaltes Stranger in a Strange Land

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  9. Nithavela

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    I think you can tell what he's been doing that enables him to spend so much money. (Tip: it's the topic of this thread)
     
  10. jgarden

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    GoFundMe launched to pay for Trump's border wall, $1M in two days

    What would be interesting is to determine how many of those "donations" came from those who actually live along the southern border - those who are the most knowledgeable!
     
  11. iluvatar5150

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    Thanks for that. I'm a little surprised the boat was that cheap. I know there are a lot of things that impact the price of a boat (engine and electronics options being big ones), but while I couldn't get the price of a brand-new craft from the manufacturer's configuration web site, I did find sites selling pre-configured versions (some new, some used) at prices that would make the $1M price tag for a brand new one seem realistic.

    Jupiter Yachts for Sale - Dwight Tracy & Friends (DT&F) – New Yacht Sales & Brokerage – Blackfin Boats & McKinna Yachts
    2016 Jupiter 41 yacht for sale Specs, Photos, Chat Now #6807629
    2014 Jupiter 41 Sport Bridge Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
     
  12. essentialsaltes

    essentialsaltes Stranger in a Strange Land

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    "We have a very strict deal," said Kolfage, "Instead of jumping the gun like everyone else, I urge you to remain patient otherwise it will be you who looks absolutely ridiculous with fake news. The network we gave exclusive to has way too big of a reach so we are not going to budge on anything."

    "Sorry man, it's all a big exclusive on a major network," Kolfage said in a follow-up via Twitter. "Not releasing anything. We have posted enough on social media."

    "There were several points along the way where we said that May and June were our target," Stockton said. "We got a little overconfident on one deal we were working, thinking we would be able to break ground in April. Like with any multi-million construction project, sometimes you hit obstacles that delay you for a little bit."

    The wall project "hit some snags regarding liability and surveying" that slowed things down by a couple of weeks, said Stockton, who declined to say whether Kolfage's group has obtained the property easements needed to build the wall.

    Not much wall yet, but at least a media deal.
     
  13. KCfromNC

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    I wonder if people who supported this stop and think - hey wait, does this guy I supported really have this low of an opinion of the intelligence of his supporters that they'd actually buy this lame excuse? Or do they just move on to being taken in by the next snake oil salesman that comes along.
     
  14. essentialsaltes

    essentialsaltes Stranger in a Strange Land

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    Yesterday it was walls. Today it's gold-plated Trump coins. Tomorrow it will be coal-powered Klimate Changers.
     
  15. iluvatar5150

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    both?
     
  16. SimplyMe

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    I'd argue they already have their "Klimate Changers," just not gold plated (yet) and gas rather than coal powered. It is called "rolling coal:"

     
  17. essentialsaltes

    essentialsaltes Stranger in a Strange Land

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    Kolfage has tweeted "Today is the day."
     
  18. Nithavela

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    I can't wait.
     
  19. LostMarbels

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  20. Go Braves

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    Great. If folks want to use money they've gathered up themselves through donations instead of snatching it from the public purse, to put it on private land, well let them enjoy themselves with their project. So long as they can get the proper building permits & all that, who cares? It's their land, their money to do with as they please. Not land seized by imminent domain or funds diverted to Donald's signature vanity project. I do feel bad for any of the suckers living paycheck to paycheck who give a paycheck to fund this wall on private land, but that's their prerogative.

    I hope this is enough of a bone for Donald to chew on for a little while so he doesn't have another tantrum, shut the government down & waste billions of dollars accomplishing diddly squat again. Of course I know that's not a realistic hope.
     
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