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(Townhall)   Due to sequester cuts Joe Biden will be taking the train home instead of flying. If only he had a Trans-Am he could drive instead   (townhall.com) divider line 80
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2013-03-03 02:52:29 PM
I LOL'ed at the headline.
 
2013-03-03 04:15:27 PM
That is a great headline.
 
2013-03-03 04:15:30 PM
I'm sure some graffiti artist along the route will give Joe the proper salute.
 
2013-03-03 04:36:51 PM
....the fear-mongering reached a new level of insane when the vice president he would no longer accept military aircraft escorts during his weekend sojourns, and instead take public transportation to save "taxpayers" money:

Joe makes an entirely sensible decision in light of the cutbacks here and is immediately accused of reaching "a new level of insane" in "fear-mongering" by the brain trust at TH?

Why is "taxpayers" in scare quotes?

Why am I even reading a Clownhall link?

/Oh right, I'm bored. NM.
 
2013-03-03 04:38:29 PM
Should have been be "vice president announced publicly" there.
 
2013-03-03 04:44:17 PM
That's too bad. They'll have to re-install the heater element in that balloon..
 
2013-03-03 04:46:24 PM
He can't drive home because a sitting VP is not allowed to drive.

At least, according to his interview in C&D where he lamented not being allowed to drive.
 
2013-03-03 04:48:04 PM
Seems like low hanging fruit to be submitting TownHall links, same for InfoWars. Label them all as Tin Foil Hat and be done with them.
 
2013-03-03 04:49:58 PM
quatchi:

Joe makes an entirely sensible decision

www.themarketingblog.co.uk

/ good one
 
2013-03-03 04:50:28 PM
"But it does seem as though the White House is once again using fear-mongering and scare tactics to win a political argument."

Because the book I was advertised upon entering that site entitled "Obama's Four Horsemen" is definitely not using fear-mongering and scare tactics to win a political argument. No sir.
 
2013-03-03 04:55:35 PM

Triumph: I'm sure some graffiti artist along the route will give Joe the proper salute.


you must mean that group of people that moon the train
 
2013-03-03 04:55:47 PM
At least he can look wistfully at the toy one we sent him.
 
2013-03-03 04:57:43 PM
Obama will be announcing that he has to ride a bicycle on his next six vacations to Hawaii instead of flying and will have to visit restaurants that give him free food just to survive. I feel your pain.
 
2013-03-03 04:59:43 PM

jehovahs witness protection: Obama will be announcing that he has to ride a bicycle on his next six vacations to Hawaii instead of flying and will have to visit restaurants that give him free food just to survive. I feel your pain.


It's hard to survive when your expenses cannot exceed eleventy billion dollars per day.
 
2013-03-03 05:05:20 PM

jehovahs witness protection: Obama will be announcing that he has to ride a bicycle on his next six vacations to Hawaii instead of flying and will have to visit restaurants that give him free food just to survive. I feel your pain.


i1-news.softpedia-static.com

Tell us more about your imaginary friend, jwp.

\the guy in the pic still has more marbles than you ever will
 
2013-03-03 05:09:54 PM
The explicit message is that Joe missed taking the train.  The same train he took for years.  Now he gets to take it again.

TFA's interpretation of the "implicit" message is bullsh*t.

Serves me right for clicking that link.
 
2013-03-03 05:22:22 PM

Chup: "But it does seem as though the White House is once again using fear-mongering and scare tactics to win a political argument."

Because the book I was advertised upon entering that site entitled "Obama's Four Horsemen" is definitely not using fear-mongering and scare tactics to win a political argument. No sir.


Ah, that would explain why my irony meter blew up when I clicked.

/Had it on it's lowest setting too. >.<

veedeevadeevoodee: / good one


Hey that's way faster to type than "I got nothing".

Look at you, Mr Efficiency.
 
2013-03-03 05:29:18 PM
Real Presidents and their Veeps ride horses.  It was the way the Founding Fathers intended
 
2013-03-03 05:31:32 PM
Real AmericanTMVP's walk. That's right. They walk right up to cages in the ground, on their command the birds with their wings clipped are released and they shoot them. Sometimes accidentally shooting other people as well. But dammit, they shot something
 
2013-03-03 05:31:54 PM

ten foiled hats: The explicit message is that Joe missed taking the train.  The same train he took for years.  Now he gets to take it again.

TFA's interpretation of the "implicit" message is bullsh*t.

Serves me right for clicking that link.


Yeah, he's said a few times he's always wanted to be able to take the train on his weekend trips home, but the SS wouldn't let him. It's only like an hour and a half by train, or something like that? Probably takes him that long to get there by plane too, with taxiing, takeoffs, landings, etc.. *Shrug*

The train probably isn't the safest way to travel for a sitting VP though, especially the way he apparently does it - going from car to car, shaking hands, etc.. probably gives his bodyguards nightmares. :)
 
2013-03-03 05:37:45 PM
I guess he can't afford a cab, making only 231k per year, and all. Practically nothing, that is.
 
2013-03-03 05:40:14 PM

ten foiled hats: The explicit message is that Joe missed taking the train.  The same train he took for years.  Now he gets to take it again.

TFA's interpretation of the "implicit" message is bullsh*t.

Serves me right for clicking that link.


I still kinda doubt his SS guards will be allowed to take the train even with budget cuts (it ultimately could cost more due to the security requirements), we'll see though.
 
2013-03-03 05:41:09 PM

quatchi: Why am I even reading a Clownhall link?


Clown... I think you've done it now.

www.costumenetwork.com

They seem upset.
 
2013-03-03 05:43:38 PM

untaken_name: I guess he can't afford a cab, making only 231k per year, and all. Practically nothing, that is.


that is barely middle class, some days...
 
2013-03-03 05:45:02 PM

Southern100: The train probably isn't the safest way to travel for a sitting VP though, especially the way he apparently does it - going from car to car, shaking hands, etc.. probably gives his bodyguards nightmares. :)


www.ibabuzz.com

I think he can handle the commuters on the Amtrak

/unless he talks on the phone in the Quiet Car. Then he's going to get a beatdown
 
2013-03-03 05:46:59 PM
Are we sure Townhall is not an elaborate troll ?  I mean, this is some of the dumbest stuff....
 
2013-03-03 05:47:44 PM
If only a Trans-Am would run over him ...
 
2013-03-03 05:48:35 PM
Did they ever give the "joe the bird" money to charities? Or did some lucky farker come out like $14k richer?
 
2013-03-03 05:49:46 PM

Tax Boy: Southern100: The train probably isn't the safest way to travel for a sitting VP though, especially the way he apparently does it - going from car to car, shaking hands, etc.. probably gives his bodyguards nightmares. :)

[www.ibabuzz.com image 640x443]

I think he can handle the commuters on the Amtrak

/unless he talks on the phone in the Quiet Car. Then he's going to get a beatdown


Looks like Biden is scaring the shait out of President Troll over there who's also an Ordained Minster it seems.
 
2013-03-03 05:50:36 PM

quatchi: Joe makes an entirely sensible decision


I could be wrong but it doesn't seem to me that it would be cheaper to button down security on an entire Amtrak train and at least two stations in both directions every weekend than to just fly a military route. In light of that, I'd be careful about throwing around the term "sensible decision".
 
2013-03-03 05:50:36 PM

Southern100: Yeah, he's said a few times he's always wanted to be able to take the train on his weekend trips home, but the SS wouldn't let him. It's only like an hour and a half by train, or something like that? Probably takes him that long to get there by plane too, with taxiing, takeoffs, landings, etc.. *Shrug*

The train probably isn't the safest way to travel for a sitting VP though, especially the way he apparently does it - going from car to car, shaking hands, etc.. probably gives his bodyguards nightmares. :)


It would seem like it would be pretty easy to coordinate with Amtrak having a bit of extra security for people getting on/off that train.  Some people would probably pay a premium and put up with the extra security for a chance to meet Biden.  It seems like a great marketing gimmick that Amtrak could use to their advantage to boost ridership.
 
2013-03-03 05:52:03 PM
Why not just shoot him through a door?
 
2013-03-03 05:53:11 PM

karmaceutical: untaken_name: I guess he can't afford a cab, making only 231k per year, and all. Practically nothing, that is.

that is barely middle class, some days...


Wait, so top 5% of income earners (and that's just salary, not counting bennies) is middle class? In what twisted fantasy land is that even close to a joke?
 
2013-03-03 05:57:06 PM

phenn: Why not just shoot him through a door?


That story has no legs. Just let it go.
 
2013-03-03 05:58:40 PM

davidphogan: Southern100: Yeah, he's said a few times he's always wanted to be able to take the train on his weekend trips home, but the SS wouldn't let him. It's only like an hour and a half by train, or something like that? Probably takes him that long to get there by plane too, with taxiing, takeoffs, landings, etc.. *Shrug*

The train probably isn't the safest way to travel for a sitting VP though, especially the way he apparently does it - going from car to car, shaking hands, etc.. probably gives his bodyguards nightmares. :)

It would seem like it would be pretty easy to coordinate with Amtrak having a bit of extra security for people getting on/off that train.  Some people would probably pay a premium and put up with the extra security for a chance to meet Biden.  It seems like a great marketing gimmick that Amtrak could use to their advantage to boost ridership.



Do they sell alcohol on Amtrak. They could totally sell a "Drinkin with Joe" event every Friday.
 
2013-03-03 06:03:08 PM

dbaggins: Are we sure Townhall is not an elaborate troll ?  I mean, this is some of the dumbest stuff....


Are we sure  Townhall Joe Biden is not an elaborate troll ?  I mean, this is some of the dumbest stuff.

There....fixed it for you.
 
2013-03-03 06:03:15 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: quatchi: Joe makes an entirely sensible decision

I could be wrong but it doesn't seem to me that it would be cheaper to button down security on an entire Amtrak train and at least two stations in both directions every weekend than to just fly a military route. In light of that, I'd be careful about throwing around the term "sensible decision".


Let me get this right, you think there are regularly scheduled military flights between DC and Wilmington, Delaware? Even if there are, the train is still probably cheaper.  I mean, they're already paying the secret service agents, what huge costs do you associate with securing the train?
 
2013-03-03 06:08:19 PM

Somaticasual: Did they ever give the "joe the bird" money to charities? Or did some lucky farker come out like $14k richer?


According to the updates on the Indiegogo site, he should be sending out the t-shirts in the coming days (assuming his date estimates posted are correct).

However, it mentions nothing of the charity money, so I have no idea.
 
2013-03-03 06:15:33 PM

Tax Boy: Southern100: The train probably isn't the safest way to travel for a sitting VP though, especially the way he apparently does it - going from car to car, shaking hands, etc.. probably gives his bodyguards nightmares. :)

[www.ibabuzz.com image 640x443]

I think he can handle the commuters on the Amtrak

/unless he talks on the phone in the Quiet Car. Then he's going to get a beatdown


You know what I love about that pic? The younger guy on the left totally has an "Oh, you!" look on his face.

The older one looks like he's grumpy cuz he's in a photo op...it may have not even mattered who the photo op was with.
 
2013-03-03 06:17:12 PM

machoprogrammer: Somaticasual: Did they ever give the "joe the bird" money to charities? Or did some lucky farker come out like $14k richer?

According to the updates on the Indiegogo site, he should be sending out the t-shirts in the coming days (assuming his date estimates posted are correct).

However, it mentions nothing of the charity money, so I have no idea.


i hate to say it,but,it looks kind of like this guy took your money and said " TAKE IT IN YOUR POOPER."

/i hope i'm wrong
 
2013-03-03 06:18:25 PM

MrHelpful: There....fixed it for you.


It could be both, but I stand with my original.

Joe is odd, but he is sincere.

Townhall ?   It still feels like a big joke on rightwingers.
 
2013-03-03 06:18:40 PM

Somaticasual: Did they ever give the "joe the bird" money to charities? Or did some lucky farker come out like $14k richer?


I am wondering that myself, the site is stagnant except for a few updates about T-shirts.  Sure would like to see some proof that the money went to the charities promised.
 
2013-03-03 06:21:27 PM

Gunny Walker: Do they sell alcohol on Amtrak. They could totally sell a "Drinkin with Joe" event every Friday.


Yep.  I don't think I've taken a train trip since I've been 21 where I didn't have at least one drink.

/then there was the trip where my friend and i finished off a fifth of rum in under four hours...
 
2013-03-03 06:21:31 PM
As a Delawarean from Barley Mill Road I'm getting a kick . . .
 
2013-03-03 06:24:13 PM
"If only a Trans-Am would run over him ..."

If Burt drives, I'll buy the gas.
 
2013-03-03 06:25:13 PM
Must be nice having a half-competent rail system in your fraction of the country.
 
2013-03-03 06:30:32 PM

germ78: Must be nice having a half-competent rail system in your fraction of the country.


This.
 
2013-03-03 06:32:53 PM
I remember when the Democrats all rode a train to Obama's first inauguration, and thinking, "If all the Republicans were on a train 50 miles away going the opposite direction at 100mph, how long until the country is better off?"
 
2013-03-03 06:33:01 PM
People wh"o throw "random quotation mar"ks into their pros"e just piss me ri"ght the ""hell of"""f. Please D"IA""F, aut"hor!
 
2013-03-03 06:34:38 PM
Disappointed that this hasn't been posted yet..

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-03 06:35:10 PM
, , , out of every Uncle Joe story.
 
2013-03-03 06:36:36 PM

gibbon1: quatchi: Why am I even reading a Clownhall link?

Clown... I think you've done it now.

[www.costumenetwork.com image 222x224]

They seem upset.


Before this thing gets out of hand and escalates quickly I'd like to issue a humble and forthright apology to any clowns who may have been understandably offended by my comparing them to the festering pile of fetid morans and hacks that constitute the readership and writership of Town Hall.

It was unforgivable of me in retrospect and I should never have stooped so low.

*squirts self with bottled seltzer water as an act of contrition*
 
2013-03-03 06:38:06 PM
so did you guys ever get your GJTB stuff from that lawyer?   (Featured Partner)
 
2013-03-03 06:38:46 PM
Biden has always been a train guy. When he was in the senate he took Amtrak home every night. That was hs thing.
 
2013-03-03 06:39:21 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: could be wrong but it doesn't seem to me that it would be cheaper to button down security on an entire Amtrak train and at least two stations in both directions every weekend than to just fly a military route. In light of that, I'd be careful about throwing around the term "sensible decision".


Your concern is duly noted.

*blink*
 
2013-03-03 06:46:03 PM

gravy chugging cretin.: machoprogrammer: Somaticasual: Did they ever give the "joe the bird" money to charities? Or did some lucky farker come out like $14k richer?

According to the updates on the Indiegogo site, he should be sending out the t-shirts in the coming days (assuming his date estimates posted are correct).

However, it mentions nothing of the charity money, so I have no idea.

i hate to say it,but,it looks kind of like this guy took your money and said " TAKE IT IN YOUR POOPER."

/i hope i'm wrong


I was not stupid enough to donate money to it. I also thought the idea was incredibly stupid and poorly executed.
 
2013-03-03 06:58:15 PM
Im sure I would love to commute on the same train now, with three less cars available for the plebes.
 
2013-03-03 06:59:02 PM

Nutsac_Jim: Im sure I would love to commute on the same train now, with three less cars available for the plebes.


Three fewer cars, plebe.
 
2013-03-03 07:07:02 PM
machoprogrammer:

the organiser of the indiegogo page did pop in last time this was brought up, essentially saying that he would donate the moneys but on his timetable.

There was much wailing about how mean everyone was and essentially that he wouldn't bother returning to fark to let people know of that progress however.

It was all a bit odd to be frank.
 
2013-03-03 07:21:04 PM
Basil:

the organiser of the indiegogo page did pop in last time this was brought up, essentially saying that he would donate the moneys but on his timetable.

Yep, he spent it.
 
2013-03-03 07:38:54 PM

untaken_name: Nutsac_Jim: Im sure I would love to commute on the same train now, with three less cars available for the plebes.

Three fewer cars, plebe.


guilty.
 
2013-03-03 07:49:17 PM
I got a bridge...
 
2013-03-03 08:30:51 PM

karmaceutical: untaken_name: I guess he can't afford a cab, making only 231k per year, and all. Practically nothing, that is.

that is barely middle class, some days...


My price metric is calibrated for a expensive coastal city so ymmv, but that's about 1.5-2 times what some of my friends make and they're mostly low tier geekniods.  Total tax rate on that's going to be kind steep too, probably 30-35%.
 
2013-03-03 08:56:10 PM
Hope he calls the wife and lets her know when he's coming, she's going to be out on the deck shooting her shotgun at anything that moves
 
2013-03-03 10:10:32 PM
Some might be tempted to ask why it is necessary to fly from Washington, D.C. to Delaware anyways.
 
2013-03-03 11:14:16 PM
I wonder if there will still be 7 black Escalades behind my work (taking my spot) if he gets a craving for the Kozy Korner up the block.
 
2013-03-04 12:37:45 AM
So the give joe the bird money is most likely in some guys pocket. Thats pretty rough yet predictable. Can't believe people fell for that.
 
2013-03-04 12:55:54 AM
Cream of Meat, Dragonflew:

I think he actually has every intention of getting the money where it should go but from memory there were a few caveats:
- on his own timetable
- one of the intended charities didn't respond to him so they were dropped and the remaining moneys distributed to the other charities named
- little car etc idea dropped
- as the bank account that the indiegogo money landed in was a personal account, there was probably tax applicable, and that had to be addressed.
 
2013-03-04 01:00:47 AM

Dragonflew: Basil:

the organiser of the indiegogo page did pop in last time this was brought up, essentially saying that he would donate the moneys but on his timetable.

Yep, he spent it.


My warning
meant nothing
you're dancing
in quicksand...
 
2013-03-04 01:57:33 AM
Jesus farking Christ, would you idiots let this stupid forced meme die already.
 
2013-03-04 02:05:46 AM
posted an announcement 11 days Hi Everyone!
I hope you are continuing to have an awesome week. I just wanted to drop a note saying that we have ordered the t-shirts! I am hoping for them to be shipped to me in the next 2 to 3 weeks.
Also, I will warn everyone that I am addressing and shipping these t-shirts and wrist-bands by myself. I will have close to 500 packages to uniquely address and ship and this may take some time. I'm asking that everyone be patient while this happens.
If anyone has any questions regarding this process or would like any more information please shoot me an email (jo­ebidenstr­ans­am[nospam-﹫-backwards]liamg*com).
Cheers!

Yep, he spent all the money on hookers, blow, tshirts and who knows what all.
 
2013-03-04 07:40:22 AM

Southern100: ten foiled hats: The explicit message is that Joe missed taking the train.  The same train he took for years.  Now he gets to take it again.

TFA's interpretation of the "implicit" message is bullsh*t.

Serves me right for clicking that link.

Yeah, he's said a few times he's always wanted to be able to take the train on his weekend trips home, but the SS wouldn't let him. It's only like an hour and a half by train, or something like that? Probably takes him that long to get there by plane too, with taxiing, takeoffs, landings, etc.. *Shrug*

The train probably isn't the safest way to travel for a sitting VP though, especially the way he apparently does it - going from car to car, shaking hands, etc.. probably gives his bodyguards nightmares. :)


Yeah, he's higher profile now than he used to be, but Amtrak knows him well. He rode the Washington-Wilmington train several times a week for a couple of decades when he was a high-profile member of the Senate and apparently never had the slightest problem with anyone. People like him. That doesn't eliminate the problem of some NRA stalker from Idaho buying a ticket, obviously, but I don't think Joe is the sort of person to hide in a bunker, whatever the situation.
 
2013-03-04 11:44:24 AM

Basil: machoprogrammer:

the organiser of the indiegogo page did pop in last time this was brought up, essentially saying that he would donate the moneys but on his timetable.

There was much wailing about how mean everyone was and essentially that he wouldn't bother returning to fark to let people know of that progress however.

It was all a bit odd to be frank.


Yeah, that was an interesting thread.  One person found him on another site saying that he was looking for investment opportunities and that he had nearly $20,000 to put into the right venture.  He came in and denied that it was him, despite having the same username and despite the amount of money being essentially identical.  He then said that he'd be sending t-shirts off in late Feb/early March.  When confronted about the actual charitable donations he was very evasive, and said that he didn't need to prove anything to anyone who was questioning his character, or something like that.  Then when <B>Balchinian</b> posted photos of the thank you letters from the $6000 he donated himself at the same time, and asked why the scammer couldn't take 30 seconds to do the same because he must have received the thank you letters by then, that is when he said he was never coming back to Fark, and he bailed out.

So you dupes may see a t-shirt, but I wouldn't even count on that.  I am 98% certain that not one penny of that money went to charity.

/At least some people ended up getting Guinness bar towels
 
2013-03-04 12:16:52 PM
Welp, I'm convinced. Now I know never to click on a Townhall link, due to the fact that it's nothing but a reactionary neofascist arch-conservative racist whitebread cracker-loving cesspit of maggot-ridden decay.

And the best part? Obama won the white house AGAIN, and there is simply not one f*cking thing you neocon pricks can do about it. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA suck it
 
2013-03-04 12:52:09 PM

Stephen_Falken: Welp, I'm convinced. Now I know never to click on a Townhall link, due to the fact that it's nothing but a reactionary neofascist arch-conservative racist whitebread cracker-loving cesspit of maggot-ridden decay.

And the best part? Obama won the white house AGAIN, and there is simply not one f*cking thing you neocon pricks can do about it. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA suck it


To be fair, a lot of conservatives aren't really all that disappointed with the way things are turning out.  Many voted for Obama, counting on a strongly Republican Congress to simply gridlock the system as best they can for 4 years rather than risk electing someone as out of touch with reality as Romney.  But yes, Townhall is exactly as you characterize it.  Middle of the road hasn't been published in a decade.  It doesn't sell ad space.
 
2013-03-04 01:15:06 PM

Awesome T-Shirt: Disappointed that this hasn't been posted yet..

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 300x168]


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-04 08:43:49 PM

Dragonflew: Somaticasual: Did they ever give the "joe the bird" money to charities? Or did some lucky farker come out like $14k richer?

I am wondering that myself, the site is stagnant except for a few updates about T-shirts.  Sure would like to see some proof that the money went to the charities promised.


Cant donate the money till shirts and wristbands are shipped. I have no clue how much it is going to cost to ship 300 packages.

The money is in an interest bearing savings account and all money (plus interest) will be donated after all expenses are paid.

As always if anyone has any questions they can email me. EIP.

Shirts should get to me within the next couple of weeks.
 
2013-03-04 08:51:18 PM

MikeSass: Basil: machoprogrammer:

the organiser of the indiegogo page did pop in last time this was brought up, essentially saying that he would donate the moneys but on his timetable.

There was much wailing about how mean everyone was and essentially that he wouldn't bother returning to fark to let people know of that progress however.

It was all a bit odd to be frank.

Yeah, that was an interesting thread.  One person found him on another site saying that he was looking for investment opportunities and that he had nearly $20,000 to put into the right venture.  He came in and denied that it was him, despite having the same username and despite the amount of money being essentially identical.  He then said that he'd be sending t-shirts off in late Feb/early March.  When confronted about the actual charitable donations he was very evasive, and said that he didn't need to prove anything to anyone who was questioning his character, or something like that.  Then when <B>Balchinian</b> posted photos of the thank you letters from the $6000 he donated himself at the same time, and asked why the scammer couldn't take 30 seconds to do the same because he must have received the thank you letters by then, that is when he said he was never coming back to Fark, and he bailed out.

So you dupes may see a t-shirt, but I wouldn't even count on that.  I am 98% certain that not one penny of that money went to charity.

/At least some people ended up getting Guinness bar towels


Care to bet on that?

As Ive said, I do not have letters from the charities as the money hasn't been donated. I need to pay the expenses of the rewards and shipping first. Once that is done then the remainder (plus interest earned) will be donated.

But I digress.
 
2013-03-04 11:29:49 PM

RichieLaw: MikeSass: Basil: machoprogrammer:

the organiser of the indiegogo page did pop in last time this was brought up, essentially saying that he would donate the moneys but on his timetable.

There was much wailing about how mean everyone was and essentially that he wouldn't bother returning to fark to let people know of that progress however.

It was all a bit odd to be frank.

Yeah, that was an interesting thread.  One person found him on another site saying that he was looking for investment opportunities and that he had nearly $20,000 to put into the right venture.  He came in and denied that it was him, despite having the same username and despite the amount of money being essentially identical.  He then said that he'd be sending t-shirts off in late Feb/early March.  When confronted about the actual charitable donations he was very evasive, and said that he didn't need to prove anything to anyone who was questioning his character, or something like that.  Then when <B>Balchinian</b> posted photos of the thank you letters from the $6000 he donated himself at the same time, and asked why the scammer couldn't take 30 seconds to do the same because he must have received the thank you letters by then, that is when he said he was never coming back to Fark, and he bailed out.

So you dupes may see a t-shirt, but I wouldn't even count on that.  I am 98% certain that not one penny of that money went to charity.

/At least some people ended up getting Guinness bar towels

Care to bet on that?

As Ive said, I do not have letters from the charities as the money hasn't been donated. I need to pay the expenses of the rewards and shipping first. Once that is done then the remainder (plus interest earned) will be donated.

But I digress.


Hang in there, buddy.  I have faith in you.  :)
 
2013-03-05 01:54:16 AM
Thank you angiemama :)
 
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