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Tue Jan 29, 2019, 02:13 PM

Hey, remember that super grifty wall GoFundMe? It gets griftier:

Sorry, it's not in text form, it's a podcast. But yeah, not only was it super grifty from the start (I mean, of course), but those refunds that are being issued... sort of aren't.

Recommended listening: https://www.behindthebastards.com/podcasts/the-whole-story-behind-that-we-build-the-wall-gofundme.htm

In short, the guy who's running the grift has moved the potential money from the relatively transparent platform of GoFundMe into getting people to "opt in" to moving the money into his 501(c)4, which will make it all tax-free dark money. The guy has a history of grifts and links to right wing meme and "alternative facts" Facebook news sources. He's also run GoFundMe campaigns in the past with absolutely no accounting for the destination of the money.

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Reply Hey, remember that super grifty wall GoFundMe? It gets griftier: (Original post)
Saviolo Jan 2019 OP
Power 2 the People Jan 2019 #1
Saviolo Jan 2019 #4
LonePirate Jan 2019 #26
calimary Jan 2019 #28
Aristus Jan 2019 #2
MineralMan Jan 2019 #3
obamanut2012 Jan 2019 #8
MineralMan Jan 2019 #9
skypilot Jan 2019 #11
MFGsunny Jan 2019 #5
cwydro Jan 2019 #6
oberliner Jan 2019 #7
ornotna Jan 2019 #20
oberliner Jan 2019 #21
calimary Jan 2019 #29
oberliner Jan 2019 #33
Phentex Jan 2019 #10
Cha Jan 2019 #22
Saviolo Jan 2019 #23
dchill Jan 2019 #27
Hamlette Jan 2019 #12
CountAllVotes Jan 2019 #32
tanyev Jan 2019 #13
Iggo Jan 2019 #14
Saviolo Jan 2019 #17
Iggo Jan 2019 #19
Vinca Jan 2019 #15
Saviolo Jan 2019 #25
obamanut2012 Jan 2019 #16
octoberlib Jan 2019 #18
JHan Jan 2019 #24
MontanaMama Jan 2019 #30
Saviolo Jan 2019 #31

Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 02:40 PM

1. A Republican grifter????

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Response to Power 2 the People (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 02:59 PM

4. It's like they just can't help themselves.

The episode he did last week was a two-parter about the KKK. The second KKK that arose in the 20's was primarily a pyramid scheme. Yes, friends the second coming of the KKK was a MLM scheme.

You can hear that one here: https://www.behindthebastards.com/podcasts/part-two-the-grifters-who-resurrected-the-kkk.htm

But I also recommend listening to part one: https://www.behindthebastards.com/podcasts/part-one-the-birth-of-the-ku-klux-klan.htm

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 10:00 AM

26. They are crooks who recognize that the typical deplorable is exceptionally dumb and gullible.

The deplorables are seen as the easy marks they are.

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Response to Power 2 the People (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 10:38 AM

28. That's what they do. Because that's who they ARE.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 02:42 PM

2. I don't feel sorry for those who donated.

A fool and his money, and all that.

Plus, they were donating to a stupid cause, so they really deserved getting plucked...

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 02:45 PM

3. And now, the grifter has this:

Wholly owned by his 501(c)4 as an asset, of course:


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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 03:35 PM

8. Is he even able to drive?

Am not being snarky.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 03:36 PM

9. I have no idea.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 04:02 PM

11. That'll go nicely...

...with the leggy, blond wife that he likes to show off. This guy is a douche's douche.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 03:23 PM

5. Larceny by Conversion? n/t

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 03:30 PM

6. I remember many here donating to the "generous" homeless guy and his benefactors.

Lots of grifters out there.

Of all stripes.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 03:32 PM

7. Whatever happened with Jill Stein's fund?

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 11:54 PM

20. Got any inside dirt to enlighten us?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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Response to ornotna (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:18 AM

21. There was this article last month

 

Why Won’t Jill Stein Pay Her Fines?

Jill Stein is flush with cash left over from both her 2016 Green Party presidential campaign, and a subsequent vote recount effort.

But Stein has yet to use a dime of it to clear about $53,000 in outstanding fines levied on her campaign for habitually submitting financial disclosures after federal deadlines, a Center for Public Integrity analysis of Federal Election Commission records indicates.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-wont-jill-stein-pay-her-fines

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Response to oberliner (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 10:39 AM

29. Fishy smell. She REEKS of it.

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Response to calimary (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 12:09 PM

33. The whole thing seemed fishy from the get go

 

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 03:43 PM

10. Kicking for the word griftier...

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Response to Phentex (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:23 AM

22. lol

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Response to Phentex (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:46 PM

23. Thankee, thankee



I take great liberties with the vernacular.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 10:08 AM

27. It's the griftiest!

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 04:05 PM

12. how much did he raise?

asking for a friend

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Response to Hamlette (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 12:05 PM

32. He is still collecting $

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 04:49 PM

13. Womp womp.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:39 PM

14. That podcast was hard to get through.

The first half of it was one guy explaining who the gofundme guy was while I think three other people were giggling and going yeah he's a dumb dummy. Then there was a commercial break and I had to shut it off.

Did they ever get to the point of what was happening with the supposed refunds?

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Response to Iggo (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:31 PM

17. Yeah, the second half is all about the actual grift

Robert Evans (the main host) is an exceptional researcher, and he always provides a LOT of context for everything he talks about on the podcast. And yeah, the other two were his former Cracked co-workers (Cody Johnston and Katy Stoll of Some More News and Even More News most recently), and they had just finished a 2-hour podcast about the history of the KKK, and they were a little loopy, for sure.

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 11:26 PM

19. You know, I think they mentioned that at the beginning...

...when he messed up their names.

I'll give it another shot.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:40 PM

15. Milking the rubes is an enterprise in the era of Trump.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 09:57 AM

25. Always has been.

The previous episode of the same podcast was a two-parter about the KKK. The first Klan was just a straight up terrorist organization in the late 19th century. The SECOND Klan that arose in the 1920's was really a pyramid scheme. Actually closer to a MLM. Totally worth the listen.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:00 PM

16. I hope he spends all of those millions

On vacations and cocaine, because every single person who donated did it because they are raging xenophobes, and hateful. Then, I hope this grifter gets hard Fed time for wire fraud.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:38 PM

18. Yep. He raised money he said was for a veteran's hospital

and they said they never received a cent.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:49 PM

24. K&R

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 10:49 AM

30. Grifty McGrifterson

See what you started?😏

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #30)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 10:53 AM

31. Happy to be of service.

Other suggestions:

Grifty McGriftface
The Great Griftoni
Griftomatic
Grifty the Griftiest Grifter

And the great thing is, it applies to just about anyone in the GOP orbit at all.

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