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(Chicago Sun-Times)   If you find rare and valuable historical documents and you're not getting offered enough money for them, you should just burn them because that's better than nothing   (suntimes.com) divider line 24
    More: Dumbass, Harvard, Rufus McDonald, Harvard College, racial equality, fair prices, Frederick Douglass  
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10337 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Oct 2013 at 12:22 AM (38 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-10-16 12:00:36 AM
7 votes:
So what Congressional district does he represent for the GOP?
2013-10-16 12:49:04 AM
5 votes:

TheMega: So he can sell just two of the documents for $52,000 and is insulted with $7500 for everything else including the diploma (which I would think would be a centerpiece of the display).   Yeah.... I'm going to have to go with burning the damned things before letting those greedy bastards even touch them.


Reaaaaally? Burn them all. So if you had a car worth $52K and were selling it and somebody offered you $7.5K for it you'd burn the car? You wouldn't.... oh I don't know... look for another buyer? Hold onto it until someone made a more reasonable offer? You'd just torch your car because someone tried to low ball you? That's really what you would do?
2013-10-16 12:52:41 AM
4 votes:

Ghastly: TheMega: So he can sell just two of the documents for $52,000 and is insulted with $7500 for everything else including the diploma (which I would think would be a centerpiece of the display).   Yeah.... I'm going to have to go with burning the damned things before letting those greedy bastards even touch them.

Reaaaaally? Burn them all. So if you had a car worth $52K and were selling it and somebody offered you $7.5K for it you'd burn the car? You wouldn't.... oh I don't know... look for another buyer? Hold onto it until someone made a more reasonable offer? You'd just torch your car because someone tried to low ball you? That's really what you would do?


Ghastly, darling, the prevailing attitude in America these days, if you haven't noticed, is no longer "F*ck you, I've got mine," it's become "You want what I've got and won't meet my price? Then watch as I destroy what I've got JUST TO SPITE YOU." The correct answer is not only would this fool torch a $52,000 car because the first buyer wouldn't give him more than $7500, he'd put his own kids inside and the deed to his own house just to watch the "greedy" buyer cry harder. It is, after all, the New American (pat. pend.) way.
2013-10-15 11:50:59 PM
4 votes:
McDonald - who recently sold just two of the documents for $52,000 to the University of South Carolina, where Greener also studied and taught - is threatening to torch the rest unless Harvard offers him more cash.

Wonder where he learned that tactic?
2013-10-16 03:00:42 AM
3 votes:
If he is (as he says) trying to fund his children's college future, it seems that it would make more sense to negotiate a pair of scholarships that they can take up when they reach the appropriate age. It wouldn't end up costing the university that much in total, and would validate that he is doing it for that reason and not just for the cash.
2013-10-16 12:55:25 AM
3 votes:
I guess this is how blacks negotiate? "Give me what I want, or I'll burn your city down." No wonder Africa is such a paragon of human civilization.
2013-10-16 12:28:05 AM
3 votes:
I hate to be all 'there oughtta be a law', but in the case of historical documents... there oughtta. Destroy them in anything other than a really obvious accident, jail for at least a year.

/curmudgeon before my time
2013-10-16 01:18:46 AM
2 votes:

Birnone: That's actually a smart tactic.


No, it's not.

If you have something of value, declining to sell for low offers is one thing. But threatening to destroy letters of historical value just because they won't give you enough money? That's retarded and just lets the whole world know you are too.

You see, your goods for sale are only worth what the market will give you for them. The price for some black guy's stationary is $7500, too low? Don't sell. But I guarantee you you'll never get no $7500 for some paper ashes. Not even if you slurry it with vodak and get a master tattoo artist to give you a traditional tat with them.
2013-10-16 12:43:11 AM
2 votes:
Gee, I wonder who taught him being an insensitive, selfish, mean-spirited prick with no other concern but the bottom line was a sound business practice, and that holding history hostage instead of appreciating astonishing value for its own sake and that of his children was a good negotiating tactic?

Who indeed?
2013-10-16 11:06:57 AM
1 votes:

fusillade762: McDonald - who recently sold just two of the documents for $52,000 to the University of South Carolina, where Greener also studied and taught - is threatening to torch the rest unless Harvard offers him more cash.

Wonder where he learned that tactic?


William Tecumseh Sherman?
2013-10-16 05:01:44 AM
1 votes:
Wow, these threads really bring out the racists, don't they? Like moths to a flame.
2013-10-16 02:35:37 AM
1 votes:

Fafai: I think you're getting a little too worked up over this. Noone is killing children. The guy in TFA wants to send his children to college.


Right, and instead of realizing that something is only worth what people will pay for it, he would rather just burn his children's future.  Right there, right in front of them.

And how does any of this teach Harvard a lesson?  They've been content this long without the documents.  I'm sure they'll move on just fine while the internet hate machine makes the life of that guy and his kids hell for a few months.
2013-10-16 02:09:21 AM
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: Gee, I wonder who taught him being an insensitive, selfish, mean-spirited prick with no other concern but the bottom line was a sound business practice, and that holding history hostage instead of appreciating astonishing value for its own sake and that of his children was a good negotiating tactic?

Who indeed?


This.
2013-10-16 01:54:31 AM
1 votes:
Someone this stupid will not have any of the college funds left by the time his 9yr olds get to go, if they want to that is.
2013-10-16 01:27:36 AM
1 votes:
Meanwhile, the University of South Carolina is encouraging him to burn them.  Their papers will double or triple in value for being that much more rare!  And thus, this dude will probably demand further compensation or else he'll burn down the college or something
2013-10-16 01:03:54 AM
1 votes:
Put it on ebay. I know one rich Harvard grad and community organizer who could use some rolling papers.
www.thenug.com
2013-10-16 12:54:39 AM
1 votes:
The adult thing to do would have been to smear poop on them.
2013-10-16 12:53:14 AM
1 votes:
farm3.staticflickr.com
2013-10-16 12:51:55 AM
1 votes:
some men just want to see the world burn
2013-10-16 12:37:21 AM
1 votes:
It wasn't worth saving to Harvard, apparently.
2013-10-16 12:31:21 AM
1 votes:

Fecal Conservative: [i43.tinypic.com image 259x194]


I assume that's who is handling the negotiations for Harvard.
2013-10-16 12:29:16 AM
1 votes:
i43.tinypic.com
2013-10-15 11:54:07 PM
1 votes:
I guess the stupid really DOES burn

/something
2013-10-15 09:44:10 PM
1 votes:
Poor impulse control.
 
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