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   15 hours till the Give Joe the Bird Campaign Ends Thanks to all those who have contributed and helped raise awareness and money along the way

28 Nov 2012 02:28 PM   |   9751 clicks   |   Give Joe The Bird
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xanadian    [TotalFark]  
Is it me, or did the $ amount go down? I thought it had crested over $15k...

28 Nov 2012 02:22 PM
CanuckInCA     

xanadian: Is it me, or did the $ amount go down? I thought it had crested over $15k...


I checked the other day and it was over $15k

28 Nov 2012 02:29 PM
THX 1138     

xanadian: Is it me, or did the $ amount go down? I thought it had crested over $15k...


No, I'm sure you've gone down too.

28 Nov 2012 02:29 PM
Treygreen13     
Finally.

28 Nov 2012 02:30 PM
angrymacface    [TotalFark]  

xanadian: Is it me, or did the $ amount go down? I thought it had crested over $15k...


Some of it was removed due to "administrative" fees.

28 Nov 2012 02:30 PM
Tax Boy     
I hope the only t-bird that gets bought is a cheap toy, and the other $15K+ cash goes straight to charity, instead of the complicated risky taxy buying an actual car and then reselling it.

28 Nov 2012 02:31 PM
Biness     
Thank god. Can this end now?

28 Nov 2012 02:32 PM
Hack Patooey    [TotalFark]  
Nope, looks like its about $1000 less than it was yesterday.

28 Nov 2012 02:33 PM
Holocaust Agnostic     
Go rattle you cup on farkus where you belong.

28 Nov 2012 02:33 PM
Molavian     
That was some cheap hookers and blow, guys. Class it up a bit.

28 Nov 2012 02:34 PM
oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  

Tax Boy: I hope the only t-bird that gets bought is a cheap toy, and the other $15K+ cash goes straight to charity, instead of the complicated risky taxy buying an actual car and then reselling it.


Nope. Buy a bird and let Joe ride it on over to GOP HQ and do a few donuts on their front lawn - all "good-sportsman" like.

28 Nov 2012 02:35 PM
bboy     
I am just grateful that you guys didn't give this money to the American Cancer Society or something.

28 Nov 2012 02:36 PM
Treygreen13     

bboy: I am just grateful that you guys didn't give this money to the American Cancer Society or something.


The money will eventually go to charity, it will just get filtered through a couple of awful ideas first. Like taking money, buying a Trans-Am, then selling the Trans-Am and giving the money to charity.

28 Nov 2012 02:37 PM
The Jami Turman Fan Club     
Link?

/lazy

28 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
WelldeadLink    [TotalFark]  

oldfarthenry: Nope. Buy a bird and let Joe ride it on over to GOP HQ and do a few donuts on their front lawn - all "good-sportsman" like.


They're only hoping for Joe to put it on the White House lawn.
They didn't specify whether he should do that within four years.

28 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
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28 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
WelldeadLink    [TotalFark]  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: Link?

/lazy


Yes, there is a link. Sorry if it's way at the top of the page.

28 Nov 2012 02:39 PM
pute kisses like a man     

angrymacface: xanadian: Is it me, or did the $ amount go down? I thought it had crested over $15k...

Some of it was removed due to "administrative" fees.


Carrying charges, my boy, carrying charges
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28 Nov 2012 02:39 PM
Optimus Primate     

bboy: I am just grateful that you guys didn't give this money to the American Cancer Society or something.


AGREED...give the monies to an actual charity instead.

28 Nov 2012 02:40 PM
Frank N Stein     
Thank god this retarded idea is almost finished.

28 Nov 2012 02:40 PM
BarkingUnicorn     

angrymacface: xanadian: Is it me, or did the $ amount go down? I thought it had crested over $15k...

Some of it was removed due to "administrative" fees.


About $900 has disappeared since Monday.

28 Nov 2012 02:42 PM
BarkingUnicorn     

Tax Boy: I hope the only t-bird that gets bought is a cheap toy, and the other $15K+ cash goes straight to charity, instead of the complicated risky taxy buying an actual car and then reselling it.


This.

28 Nov 2012 02:43 PM
FTGodWin     
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28 Nov 2012 02:43 PM
cookiefleck    [TotalFark]  
Awareness for what?

28 Nov 2012 02:44 PM
Amos Quito     
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Final destination.

28 Nov 2012 02:47 PM
Frank N Stein     
I like how on the FAQ there's a part that asks along the lines if "how do I know you won't rip us off?"

The response is akin to "Well we're Fark cool and there's a lawyer running it. You can always trust a lawyer"

28 Nov 2012 02:47 PM
angrymacface    [TotalFark]  

BarkingUnicorn: About $900 has disappeared since Monday.


ADMINISTRATIVE FEES!

28 Nov 2012 02:48 PM
stovepipe     
When I win the lottery tonight I'm gonna give Joe 2 Birds.

28 Nov 2012 02:48 PM
Perducci     
And a special thank you to all those people who ceaselessly took every opportunity to bad-mouth this charitable campaign out of ignorance, a lack of reading ability, or just plain spite! Hopefully you achieved your goal of decreasing the amount of money that might have been raised for some good causes. Yay you!

28 Nov 2012 02:50 PM
Amos Quito     
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Seemed like a brilliant plan.

28 Nov 2012 02:51 PM
Fear the Clam     
I'm giving this whole campaign the bird.

28 Nov 2012 02:52 PM
ha-ha-guy     

Perducci: And a special thank you to all those people who ceaselessly took every opportunity to bad-mouth this charitable campaign out of ignorance, a lack of reading ability, or just plain spite! Hopefully you achieved your goal of decreasing the amount of money that might have been raised for some good causes. Yay you!


I'd imagine the real reduction in money to charity will come when the Trans Am fails to sell at auction. Or goes for what they paid for it (which of course with all the fees means you still lose money in that X
/I just mail my donations directly to selected charities to avoid such problems
//which reminds me, CS Mott's need its Christmas check

28 Nov 2012 02:52 PM
JackieRabbit     

Hack Patooey: Nope, looks like its about $1000 less than it was yesterday.


Beer costs money.....

28 Nov 2012 02:53 PM
LineNoise    [TotalFark]  
I'm kind of bummed this didn't hit 25k, just because we will be deprived the train wreck that the organizers would have had trying to put their plan in motion.

Instead we just get to watch them hand some cash over to some "charities" people will squabble about.

28 Nov 2012 02:53 PM
Sentient     

Frank N Stein: I like how on the FAQ there's a part that asks along the lines if "how do I know you won't rip us off?"

The response is akin to "Well we're Fark cool and there's a lawyer running it. You can always trust a lawyer"


Yeah, I saw that too. When a lawyer says "trust me", it simply means "rest assured that whatever way I chose to rip you off, it will follow the letter of the law precisely".

28 Nov 2012 02:54 PM
karmaceutical     
Clearly, this is a harsh rebuke of Libtard principles.

28 Nov 2012 02:55 PM
get real     
Not being a brat, just how much went to Tee-shirts, rubber things for wrists and overhead?

28 Nov 2012 02:55 PM
ha-ha-guy     
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/745 7010/80964326#c80964326" target="_blank">ha-ha-guy</a>:</b> <i>'d imagine the real reduction in money to charity will come when the Trans Am fails to sell at auction. Or goes for what they paid for it (which of course with all the fees means you still lose money in that X
/I just mail my donations directly to selected charities to avoid such problems
//which reminds me, CS Mott's need its Christmas check</i>

Oops, stupid me sticking in a less than symbol with HTML turned on, let me fix that:

X < X - fees

28 Nov 2012 02:55 PM
joness0154     

Perducci: And a special thank you to all those people who ceaselessly took every opportunity to bad-mouth this charitable campaign out of ignorance, a lack of reading ability, or just plain spite! Hopefully you achieved your goal of decreasing the amount of money that might have been raised for some good causes. Yay you!


A charitable campaign does not buy a car to turn right around and auction it off. Let's be real here.

28 Nov 2012 02:56 PM
Frank N Stein     

Perducci: And a special thank you to all those people who ceaselessly took every opportunity to bad-mouth this charitable campaign out of ignorance, a lack of reading ability, or just plain spite! Hopefully you achieved your goal of decreasing the amount of money that might have been raised for some good causes. Yay you!


There were valid concerns that were brought up in the threads and you people shot them down and labeled them as trolls on the basis that they didn't fall in line and talk about how awesome you guys are.

You guys treated Fark as your own person charity army and couldn't stand up to any criticism without crying to RichieLaw. The idea was recklessly irresponsible with donation money, the charity aspect was a ham-handed after thought, and the PR was atrocious.

28 Nov 2012 02:56 PM
DoBeDoBeDo     

angrymacface: BarkingUnicorn: About $900 has disappeared since Monday.

ADMINISTRATIVE FEES!


$900 in administrative fees for an online fundraiser? There really IS a lawyer running the thing!

28 Nov 2012 02:56 PM
Biness     

Perducci: And a special thank you to all those people who ceaselessly took every opportunity to bad-mouth this charitable campaign out of ignorance, a lack of reading ability, or just plain spite! Hopefully you achieved your goal of decreasing the amount of money that might have been raised for some good causes. Yay you!


explain where the missing $1000 went.

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28 Nov 2012 02:56 PM
BarkingUnicorn     

Perducci: And a special thank you to all those people who ceaselessly took every opportunity to bad-mouth this charitable campaign out of ignorance, a lack of reading ability, or just plain spite! Hopefully you achieved your goal of decreasing the amount of money that might have been raised for some good causes. Yay you!


Perfect. Now the resemblance of this campaign to Romney's is complete!

28 Nov 2012 02:57 PM
shower_in_my_socks    [TotalFark]  

xanadian: Is it me, or did the $ amount go down? I thought it had crested over $15k...



Crowdfunding sites like IndieGoGo take a % of what you raised when your fundraiser is over -- that's how their business model works. If you didn't hit the goal that you set for yourself, they take a little bit higher % than they would have if you had hit it.

28 Nov 2012 02:58 PM
mbillips     

Treygreen13: bboy: I am just grateful that you guys didn't give this money to the American Cancer Society or something.

The money will eventually go to charity, it will just get filtered through a couple of awful ideas first. Like taking money, buying a Trans-Am, then selling the Trans-Am and giving the money to charity.


Why is that an awful idea? It's entertaining, and a used beater that suddenly becomes Joe Biden's used beater is going to bring a lot more money at auction that this joke has raised. Hater.

28 Nov 2012 02:58 PM
GreatGlavinsGhost     

Hack Patooey: Nope, looks like its about $1000 less than it was yesterday.


It seems some people were rescinding their donation(s). One day it said there were more than 700 donors, the next it said there were fewer.

Oh well.

/Nice to see you.

28 Nov 2012 03:02 PM
Triumph     

Perducci: And a special thank you to all those people who ceaselessly took every opportunity to bad-mouth this charitable campaign out of ignorance, a lack of reading ability, or just plain spite! Hopefully you achieved your goal of decreasing the amount of money that might have been raised for some good causes. Yay you!


You're welcome. Whenever I see you falling deeply in love with a politician, I'll be there for you to snap you out of it. I'm here for YOU.

28 Nov 2012 03:02 PM
Frank N Stein     

mbillips: Treygreen13: bboy: I am just grateful that you guys didn't give this money to the American Cancer Society or something.

The money will eventually go to charity, it will just get filtered through a couple of awful ideas first. Like taking money, buying a Trans-Am, then selling the Trans-Am and giving the money to charity.

Why is that an awful idea? It's entertaining, and a used beater that suddenly becomes Joe Biden's used beater is going to bring a lot more money at auction that this joke has raised. Hater.


Taxes, fees, depreciation. They all add up, not to mention that Biden isn't even on board with the idea. It would be a net lose so idiots can say "We made mey-mey tru life!"

28 Nov 2012 03:03 PM
Treygreen13     

mbillips: Treygreen13: bboy: I am just grateful that you guys didn't give this money to the American Cancer Society or something.

The money will eventually go to charity, it will just get filtered through a couple of awful ideas first. Like taking money, buying a Trans-Am, then selling the Trans-Am and giving the money to charity.

Why is that an awful idea? It's entertaining, and a used beater that suddenly becomes Joe Biden's used beater is going to bring a lot more money at auction that this joke has raised. Hater.


But it's not Joe Biden's used beater. It's just a used car. And if the auction is as popular as your marketing efforts here you're going to sell it for even less charity money. You could skip the actual used car bit and still buy him a little Trans-Am and give it all to charity. I hope that's what you do.

Also that the missing money is explained. Donors pulled out?

28 Nov 2012 03:03 PM
JMacPA     

shower_in_my_socks: Crowdfunding sites like IndieGoGo take a % of what you raised when your fundraiser is over -- that's how their business model works. If you didn't hit the goal that you set for yourself, they take a little bit higher % than they would have if you had hit it.


That doesn't make any sense. Why would they deduct that from the official total on the page? That figure is for how much was raised. The amount of money raised doesn't change just because you use some of it to pay fees.

28 Nov 2012 03:05 PM
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