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(ABC Local)   Rare painting worth $12,000 discovered at Goodwill. Worker says he immediately knew it was special because it was the first one ever donated that didn't depict dogs playing poker   (abclocal.go.com) divider line 2
    More: Spiffy, Manassas, Virginia, KABC  
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2013-01-14 11:41:52 AM
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Insatiable Jesus: The only reason you have even heard about this painting being discovered in a Goodwill is that it somehow slipped past the owners when it came in. The employee found it and knows about it so now the owners of that Goodwill have to play it straight and pay taxes on the sale and everything.

A judge once suggested that I spend some time volunteering at a Goodwill and I got to see the inside of that dirty rotten business. Trucks with donations come in, the workers spread it all out on the dock, the owners (rich Latinos) come in, wearing mink coats and Rolexes, and proceed to point at everything they want placed on "their" truck, which is then loaded with all of the stuff you NEVER see at Goodwill, like musical instruments, antiques etc. They acted like friggin' royalty and took great delight in being able to order people around. And being gauche as they were, they didn't recognize some things as being valuable - like a photo album of photos from WWI, full of pics of Fokkers in trees and trenches. "Throw it away", they said. OK. I have absolutely NO IDEA what happened to it after the dumpster.

It's a farking dirty assed business. They take all of the good stuff for nice, off the books profit. Get tax breaks for "helping" the virtual slave labor they hold and profit, profit, profit.

Somebody told me that Goodwill is historically right wing and that many of their franchises (or whatever they are) were handed out to Latinos in the Reagan era as reward for helping to death-squad their fellow citizens. Sounds about right.


LOLWUT??? That is quality right there. +7
2013-01-14 10:44:29 AM
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Aren't all paintings rare?
 
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