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atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
yea, it is really outrageous to question their story. Surely team iphone5 is planning to repay the cash after they return, right?
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:33pm PT
Black Corridor I see? I only see more accusations of unfettered wealth and opulence in their future.

Yes, but everyone here can recognize it for the same reason I can -- we've all climbed there ourselves! This was just one stop of many on their way to South America.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
People on THIS FORUM complaining about publicly soliciting funds for the cause of the day is LAUGHABLE.

Tards.

DMT
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
. Asking for money seems to be the new norm now, as is carrying enough electronic equipment to keep you wired and blog about your every move, if they can get people to pay to replace their gear and maybe even make enough money to continue their trip more power to them.

Yes, and many of these people start asking for money before they even leave home. They ask for donations and sponsors to help pay for their trip. Climbing expeditions are the best example of this.

People on THIS FORUM complaining about publicly soliciting funds for the cause of the day is LAUGHABLE.

Word.
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
+1 for the DMT irony post
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
How many fund raisers on the Taco on 2012?

Sheesh.

DMT
Alexey

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:44pm PT
All of those who claimed they weren't climbers... we'll see how many of them are willing to admit they were wrong.
graniteclimber, I can admit that I was wrong assuming that they are not climbers.
My wrong perception was based upon they did not claim lost of $3000 climbing gear in the list of stolen items
vininja

Social climber
NJ
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
MORE GIFs!!
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
Wow, that dude used to have nice teeth.........
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:47pm PT

"How many fund raisers on the Taco on 2012?"...

In my honest opinion, wayyyyyyyyyyy to fuking many!!!...(is it "too", or "to"???)...

pat

Trad climber
estes park
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:48pm PT
I know granite, I was being tongue in cheek. On a side note I remember getting absolutely humbled on a route in the black corridor well below my ability once, that one still stings for me.
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:48pm PT
All that envy and anger over her having an iphone--they fit in your pocket and I doubt that she was waving it around and flaunting when the attack happened.

A DSLR is electronic gear that is more valuable than an iphone and I'll bet a lot of you take one with your on your trips to places like Peru.

I know granite, I was being tongue in cheek.

I saw that. My comment was for those who would not recognize that you were being ironic.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:49pm PT
People on THIS FORUM complaining about publicly soliciting funds for the cause of the day is LAUGHABLE.


Hey Dingbat, I don't know if you're pointing this at me but to be clear I say ask away. If however you fail to disclose exactly what the funds are for and offer no accountability to that effect I will personally rip you a new as#@&%e.

Metaphorically speaking off course.
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:52pm PT
Hey Dingbat, I don't know if you're pointing this at me but to be clear I say ask away. If however you fail to disclose exactly what the funds are for and offer no accountability to that effect I will personally rip you a new as#@&%e.

Bruce, don't read the Largo fundraising thread. If you do, you will have to rip someone a new as#@&%e, and they'll probably kick your ass.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:54pm PT
I will personally rip you a new as#@&%e.

Cool, I could use a new one.

DMT
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Jan 8, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
^^^^
Best comeback I've seen in a long time.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 8, 2013 - 04:06pm PT
Did you not see my use of metaphor? If they want to rip me a new one go ahead but they and anybody else can expect it slung right back if I spot a flaw in their logic. On the otherhand if their argument wins the day I will aknowledge it and likely change my tune.


I'm not kidding and I am completely surprised at the lack of understanding of what I'm getting at.
Look, Why do you think Nigerian swindles exist in the first place? Zero transparency and zero accountability. I'm not for a second suggesting that these particular guys are from Nigeria but I for one might think of donating something if I knew they had no other options and they were intent on using the funds for fixing their health.

I'll tell you right now if its to be used for rebuilding their holiday I would not.

All this is my perogative as it would be yours. You might decide different. The bottom line is the need for clear accountability. I have no idea whats up with Largos thing as I havn't checked it out. What differnce does it make who's blog it is anyway? Same standards of process apply when soliciting funds from the public.

Yee gads man.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jan 8, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
It's interesting that they haven't updated their blog since thanking everyone for the money??
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 8, 2013 - 05:23pm PT
Those wacky Peruvians! Peace on Earth, and all that shit!

Like, Merry F*#king Christmas. This is a festivus for the rest of us!


DMT
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