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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Jensen View Post
    Wetness is a feature of water.
    Hate to break it to you, but water is not wet.

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    When the gofundme page broke news, there was a lot of discussion (here and elsewhere) that it was likely a scam and a fake given his history. Technically he is supposed to give the money back if he cannot complete his mission with what was raised, but he is allowed to attempt to complete as much as possible. There is little oversight given to the people who run these campaigns, so unless someone turns him in, he will likely get away with whatever scam.

    In the original page, he specifically added the clause that allows him to hold the money indefinitely and use it to finance any endeavor he feels necessary to accomplish the stated mission, in the case that Congress does not pass legislation allowing the donation. That was the biggest red flag, since the page went up only after the house flipped, when you could be sure such legislation would not pass.

    Glad to see someone is watching out for these kinds of people.
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    Damn, this guy is good, he should run for president.
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  4. #24
    What a surprise (not really lol)

    But hey - the wall-supporters should still be happy since it was all in the spirit of the Great Trump himself; lying and scamming for profit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Very Tired View Post
    That boat does not look like it's worth $1 million.

    Also, a fool and his money are soon parted.
    Nor does an iPhone look like it's worth $1000+ dollars. Some people will overpay premiums on certain luxury items. Even if it's just a fashionable logo stamped on cheap chinesium crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormolyce View Post
    https://thesternfacts.com/source-bui...l-72958836bd0c

    Long article about this guy's history of crowdfunding scams:

    https://theweirdturnprofessional.wor...scam-revealed/

    Apparently the donors are unhappy to put it mildly:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...-want-answers/

    Who'd a thunk it? LOL.
    Of course it is a scam, even the idea itself from the Trumpet makes it sound like a scam.
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    Haha nice one OP! Liked and subscribed. Can't wait for your next 3 new threads today. Really looking forward to the next unbiased "all Republicans ever are evil and every problem in the world was caused by them" thread lol. If we post enough on the off topic section of a 15 year old video game, we can really make a positive change in the world.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    What if he actually tried to give the money over for the wall but they refused because of all the legal issues concerning it. Does he have to return the donations? If not, it wouldn’t be a scam, right?
    No, in fact late last year there was a parody GoFundMe campaign set up to fund ladders to get over Trump's wall. Unlike the one for the wall there was a provision for if it doesn't make its target the money - it goes to a charity instead:

    Should we not reach our goal--or should they (ahem) not reach theirs--all funds raised will go to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) , a Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.
    https://www.gofundme.com/ladders-to-...trump039s-wall

    The joke being that obviously the Wall GoFundMe will never make its goal and therefore anything you donate to the Ladders GoFundMe will always go to that charity. Unlike the Wall one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellieg View Post
    Haha nice one OP! Liked and subscribed. Can't wait for your next 3 new threads today. Really looking forward to the next unbiased "all Republicans ever are evil and every problem in the world was caused by them" thread lol. If we post enough on the off topic section of a 15 year old video game, we can really make a positive change in the world.
    Would you like to discuss the thread topic?

    No?

    Didn't think so lol.
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  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by schwarzkopf View Post
    Yet water isn't wet ... people being scammed over something that was already a scam - so meta
    Bullshit! I don't believe it. Water is the essence of wetness and wetness is the essence of beauty.
    The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfd View Post
    Hate to break it to you, but water is not wet.
    FAKE NEWS!!! so called science doesn't know anything about water my uncle was a scientist so my smartness is in the blood you see and I know water is dry.

    For those who don't get it that's Trump logic on science

  11. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Afrospinach View Post
    Bullshit! I don't believe it.
    Reality cares little about what you believe
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  12. #32
    I mean, it was obvious from the start.

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    Honestly, why do we even bother. Scamming right wingers is the future!!
    Nice of you to put yourself up as a target.
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    you know what happens when you try and forcefully blend multiple colors together? You end up with grey.

  13. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by Voidism View Post
    Damn, why didn't I think of that
    Didn’t the gofundme originally include the warning that all the money would be returned if it didn’t hit the mark of $1b?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xindralol View Post
    Didn’t the gofundme originally include the warning that all the money would be returned if it didn’t hit the mark of $1b?
    I thought that was a contingency enforced by these types of schemes. Your "pledge" does not go gold until the target is actually met. Or is that just kick starter?

    On that note, what kind of idiot...?
    The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

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    If you're dumb enough to give him money then you deserve this.
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    So he's following in the President's footsteps by scamming and conning people? These people should be fine with that if they're Trump supporters.

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    Trumpets are so retarded I'm pretty sure they will double down and support the guy VS "TEH EVUL LIBTARDZ FAKE NEWS"
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  18. #38
    Why are they outraged? I thought they also supported making individuals rich off their own backs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Stormbringer View Post
    So he's following in the President's footsteps by scamming and conning people? These people should be fine with that if they're Trump supporters.
    Pretty much. It seems to me like being conned is cathartic to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurasu View Post
    Why are they outraged? I thought they also supported making individuals rich off their own backs?

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    Pretty much. It seems to me like being conned is cathartic to them.
    Just like Bernie bros giving up all their money so Bernie can dropout and buy another house. Gonna be fun watching it repeat.

    On topic, yes the ppl that donated in serious hopes that this would accomplish anything are dumb.

  20. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by ellieg View Post
    Haha nice one OP! Liked and subscribed. Can't wait for your next 3 new threads today. Really looking forward to the next unbiased "all Republicans ever are evil and every problem in the world was caused by them" thread lol. If we post enough on the off topic section of a 15 year old video game, we can really make a positive change in the world.
    Sorry about your GoFundMe contribution. Maybe you can contact the site for a refund?

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