Crowdfunding campaign set up to bailout Greece

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  1. broccoli rob

    broccoli rob thanks for the memories DW3

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    Only 1,599,917,718 euros to go.

    A British man named Thom Feeney set up a crowdfunding campaign on the site Indiegogo.

    The goal: 1,600,000,000 euros (about $1.8 billion) -- and only eight days left before the unofficial funding campaign closes.

    More than 5,000 people have pledged so far, raising more than 82,000 euros. When we checked yesterday that figure was at a mere 4,297 euros. Half an hour ago it was at 50,000 euros.

    Things seem to be moving fast, though it's worth remembering that at the current rate, raising this much money would still take time. If the campaign does not hit its lofty goal of raising 1.6 billion euros, then contributors are supposed to get their money back.

    If they do hit the goal, the campaign's creator, a self-described a 29-year-old based in London, says; "all profits will go to the Greek people." As the Indiegogo page puts it: "€1.6bn is what the Greeks need. It might seem like a lot but it's only just over €3 from each European."

    And for a €3 you supposedly get a postcard sent from Alex Tsipras, the Greek Prime Minister.

    Update: As of 8:50am New York time, the campaign has raised more than €100,000.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ndiegogo-campaign-is-trying-to-bailout-greece


    1.8 billion in 8 days :snicker: Anyone on the Shed chipping in? :munch:
     
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    ScottBaiosPenis Well-Known Member

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    so how do these things work can u just take the $ and not do what u say u need it for?
     
  3. broccoli rob

    broccoli rob thanks for the memories DW3

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    I don't know the logistics of it, but I would imagine companies like kickstarter prevent these campaigns from exit scammers treating their site like its some darknet drug marketplace :snicker:
     
  4. RonHeinzkaboot

    RonHeinzkaboot Adultophile

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    who gives to these things?
     
  5. AllAboutHim Ed

    AllAboutHim Ed #mypurpose VIP

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    The website typically takes 20% or so I believe.
     
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    NyMarkNy Well-Known Member

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    Yes lets bail out for the third time a group of lazy fucks who both govern themselves like shit and hate to work!
     
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    The UK isn't even part of the Eurozone. :wtf:
     
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    [​IMG] best of luck.
     
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    ohmicah Real Gad About Town Banned User

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    It would be cool if Greece started to print debt free money.
     
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    Why don't they just print more money like we do? :dontknow:
     
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    Im gonna give Greek to some lucky lady this upcoming long weekend. We've all gotta do our part
     
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    I just set up a crowd-funding page to send me and my wife to Maui this winter.

    C'mon, donate now.

    This type of thing can change lives.