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Re: GoFundMe Because I Spent Too Much
« Reply #100 on: October 21, 2016, 08:43:13 AM »
Someone actually set up a fund to 'Get Kanye out of Debt' with a goal of $53m - even worse, they've actually raise over $7k. WHO GAVE THEM $7k????????????????????

https://www.gofundme.com/kanyesmedicis?ssid=778059017&pos=1


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Re: GoFundMe Because I Spent Too Much
« Reply #101 on: October 23, 2016, 10:01:32 AM »
My thoughts exactly.



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How do we feel about a Kickstarter campaign to preserve Dorothy's ruby slippers?

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The page has already received $190,978 out of the $300,000 goal, from 3,470 backers, two of whom have each pledged $7,000 or more.

I can't switch off the part of my brain that says 'there are people starving in the world' when I read something like this.

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Re: GoFundMe Because I Spent Too Much
« Reply #102 on: October 23, 2016, 12:16:15 PM »
I don't understand the Kanye one. Isn't his $50 million in debt against a balance sheet with $150 million in assets? And didn't he earn a lot last year? By selling records to the kind of people who are also contributing to that go-fund-me? Why not just buy copies of his album and give them to everyone you know if you want to help him?

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Re: GoFundMe Because I Spent Too Much
« Reply #103 on: October 23, 2016, 08:46:50 PM »
5 donations...I have a couple guesses how he got the $38k figure

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Re: GoFundMe Because I Spent Too Much
« Reply #104 on: February 22, 2017, 05:44:31 PM »

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Re: GoFundMe Because I Spent Too Much
« Reply #105 on: February 22, 2017, 07:49:39 PM »
Saw this one on facebook today

https://www.gofundme.com/spiritual-journey-and-travel-fund

awesome.  i want more!  how do you guys find these? 
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Re: GoFundMe Because I Spent Too Much
« Reply #106 on: February 23, 2017, 05:48:25 AM »
Saw this one on facebook today

https://www.gofundme.com/spiritual-journey-and-travel-fund

Never have I mentally screamed "Get a job you smelly hippy!" any louder.

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Re: GoFundMe Because I Spent Too Much
« Reply #107 on: February 23, 2017, 06:18:15 AM »
Saw this one on facebook today

https://www.gofundme.com/spiritual-journey-and-travel-fund

Aw, she's "creating an oracle deck" on her travels. That's gotta be worth $10k, right?

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Re: GoFundMe Because I Spent Too Much
« Reply #108 on: February 23, 2017, 06:29:35 AM »
"My dream is to be able to travel the world, helping people see the beautiful potential within themselves and to help them along the way, any way I can. I want to empower people to follow their dreams, learn self love, create their own reality and express true soul expression!"

Maybe if she spins it just right folks who donate won't realize that they aren't having the nice discovery trip,  she is...

I'm ALL for traveling and glad there are people like her who are all kinds of peaceful spirituality (they aren't likely to start any wars) but begging for money from strangers to take a long vacation?

(Some of the comments are brutal! And they are attached to donations?!?!?)
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Re: GoFundMe Because I Spent Too Much
« Reply #109 on: February 23, 2017, 06:36:37 AM »
Saw this one on facebook today

https://www.gofundme.com/spiritual-journey-and-travel-fund
I don't think that one was too bad. She doesn't try to guilt trip anyone, or demand anything. She quite honestly asks for money to use on a long vacation. In fact, she makes it very easy to turn her down.
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Re: GoFundMe Because I Spent Too Much
« Reply #110 on: February 23, 2017, 08:38:23 AM »
Oh man, I am laughing my ass off at the people making comments on these pages for a $5 donation!  It's like Lucy set up a "Psychiatric Help" booth for the Charlie Brown's of the world!

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Re: GoFundMe Because I Spent Too Much
« Reply #111 on: February 23, 2017, 10:22:53 AM »
Oh man, I am laughing my ass off at the people making comments on these pages for a $5 donation!  It's like Lucy set up a "Psychiatric Help" booth for the Charlie Brown's of the world!

Hahaha...  Some are downright mean.  Irony of opening sentence: "I'm raising money to support myself on my travels and spiritual journey around the world."

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Re: GoFundMe Because I Spent Too Much
« Reply #112 on: February 23, 2017, 10:39:33 AM »
Oh man, I am laughing my ass off at the people making comments on these pages for a $5 donation!  It's like Lucy set up a "Psychiatric Help" booth for the Charlie Brown's of the world!
New business idea: open a GoFundMe page, and tell people they can yell at me all they want in the comment section, for the small price of $5.
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Re: GoFundMe Because I Spent Too Much
« Reply #113 on: February 23, 2017, 02:17:12 PM »
Open several random style GoFundme pages (dff picture, diff cause) and take a year off. Yeah fraud. No I wouldn't do that.

These pages make me wonder how many of these people follow through with their big plans. I'm sure the most of sick people actually need the money but the rest? i don't know...