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Old 03-02-2017, 09:13 PM
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I'm starting a pyramid/Ponzi scheme, to raise funds so I can afford the trip to the 2017 SFT GTG.

so here are the possible schemes;

1 - sell oxygen permits, so people will have the right to breathe the available air.

2 - Sell Manhattan back to the Indians (Native Americans), for $1000.(cash)

3 - Start a pool, on the exact time/date when California implodes or fall into the ocean (whatever comes first)

4 - Charge immigration fees on all of the f*#king Canadian geese that seem to shit on my lawn.

5 - Sell building lots on the Moon and Mars.

I'm looking other possible options
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Old 03-02-2017, 10:01 PM
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Sell shares in Platypus Engineering and Design Inc. If you get enough you could get the trip and the old GE Heavy Military building on Farrel Road for a shop too.
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Old 03-03-2017, 01:01 AM
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You should put up another option for Kalipornia, with all the radiation fallout from the Fukushima event you could sell numbers in a pool for how many die a year, or which county has the most deaths..
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Old 03-03-2017, 01:30 AM
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...3 - Start a pool, on the exact time/date when California implodes or fall into the ocean (whatever comes first)...
What happens when you have to pay up?

And is there a disclaimer about who sets the charges?
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Old 03-03-2017, 07:40 AM
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What happens when you have to pay up?

And is there a disclaimer about who sets the charges?
with 200+ pages of small print, misc fees and charges, the final payout won't top more than $50. Besides, I'm putting the scheme (the total blame) in the name of a Nigerian Prince, the same one who sends me all the emails.


no matter how it happens, it will will be in the mind of the ruling council, an act of God (or national compassion, depending on your political view).




Damn, I forgot about the Nigerian Email scheme, I'm slipping. I could have remade the email scheme, into a scheme to transfer money out of Kansas, Delaware or Utah, ...<sigh>
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:07 AM
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Well, however you you fund it, I would very much like to meet the Platypus in person (and many others of you as well, so don't feel slighted).

If nothing else, come to sample the fine cuisine of Chef Smokin'. Worth the trip all by itself.
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Old 03-03-2017, 08:26 PM
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How about this scheme?

A city boy, Kenny, moved to the country and bought a donkey from an old farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.

The next day the farmer drove up and said: “Sorry son, but I have some bad news. The donkey died.”

Kenny replied, “Well then, just give me my money back.”

The farmer said, “Can’t do that. I went and spent it already.”

Kenny said, “OK, then just unload the donkey.”

The farmer asked, “What ya gonna do with him?”

Kenny: “I’m going to raffle him off.”

Farmer: “You can’t raffle off a dead donkey!”

Kenny: “Sure I can. Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody he is dead.”

A month later the farmer met up with Kenny and asked, “What happened with that dead donkey?”

Kenny: “I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at $2 a piece and made a profit of $998.00.”

Farmer: “Didn’t anyone complain?”

Kenny: “Just the guy who won. So I gave him his $2 back.”
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I'm picturing the pyramid of deep fried chickens & parts, with the GNAP
proudly standing atop it all.
Waving a "Mr. Chicken" flag...
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