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coz

Gym climber
Belmont
Feb 10, 2013 - 07:44pm PT
Jan,

In great respect, this is not hating... it's a scam. And is operated by scammers.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Feb 10, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
I read the thread about the kids beaten up in Peru and the insistence by some that they also were nothing but scammers. Maybe they are and maybe they aren't. I just find it sad that so many people are so cynical. I'd rather be taken advantage of from time to time than be so suspicious of other's motives.
coz

Gym climber
Belmont
Feb 10, 2013 - 09:57pm PT
It's a different world full of these scams, but this one is just so bad it's funny.

Money for dogs really????

Come on people, lets see if they defend themselves, I double dog dare them!
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Asia, Indonesia, East Java
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2013 - 09:58pm PT
Jan,

I agree, humidity in Okinawa is bad, but in 5 years of developing climbing routes, often having to cut the trail through the jungle myself, I never ran into a snake while climbing in Okinawa. I did run into a Habu in downtown Naha once. Saw a lot of them fermenting in Alamori too.

Okinawa has some nice rock climbing. I also can't imagine not climbing for several years, so I tolerated the heat/humidity, I was usually off island from Mid June to August. Didn't climb in June because the first month of school is always difficult.

We usually climbed in the shade, on most cliffs that meant starting around 11:00. At the tunnel we climbed in the morning and swam/snorkeled in the afternoon.

Dehydrate easily, that must be a though thing in the world on mountaineering.

To everyone else, I am not worried or concerned about negative comments or looking like a scam artist. Trust me, don't trust, about this being to get my dogs home. Can't do anything either way.

Jan, the snorkeling on Okinawa is pretty fantastic too.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Feb 10, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
The habu are mostly nocturnal. I saw lots of them out at Torii station when I walked my dogs there at night. I just have a horror of reaching into a crack and waking one.

As for dehydration, the liquid lost through heavy breathing at altitude is nothing compared to the full body sweat of Okinawa - and that is just getting from the house to the car.

Speaking of dogs and airlines, I was very active in protesting United's decision to bump up the fee for military member's dogs from $500 to $5,000 right after they got a new 5 year Dept. of Defense contract. Facebook petitions and protests, and Good Morning America made them back down on that one, thus sparing the lives of many animals that would otherwise have been abandoned, and the pocket books of many young military people who would have charged $10,000 to their credit cards to get their pets home.

So yes, some of us do take our pets seriously.
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Asia, Indonesia, East Java
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 11, 2013 - 02:58am PT
Torii station. Okinawa's but hot-tub. They had a threadwall for awhile, but no one maintained it, so it died.

Didn't know about United and the dog thing. Nice to see social media workd for good sometimes.

Cheers
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Feb 11, 2013 - 03:30am PT
Coz. It's not a scam . Gungzau has been on here and RC,com for years. It is however a first world problem..
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Feb 11, 2013 - 04:14am PT
Or a Buddhist problem. I have Sherpa and Tibetan friends who spend a lot of money buying animals destined for slaughter and then liberating them.
coz

Gym climber
Belmont
Feb 11, 2013 - 07:54am PT
Does she have name of her climbing gym? Why is the member profile picture and the ones of her and her dogs different.

It sure seems like one to me.

Why on Gods green earth would anyone ask for money to import dogs.

It's basically pan handling, I don't like it on the streets or here.

I think she's playing on ur heart strings to collect money.

Lots of homeless vets in LA who really need money.

Anyway, believe what u like but it just seems like a scam of some sort.

It sad to see kind women like Jan being push around by an Internet scam artist.

Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Feb 11, 2013 - 08:02am PT
America has enough dogs as it is . . .
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Feb 11, 2013 - 08:09am PT


Coz ..... you are such a rigger!


Give your money to whomever you want.

But please STFU
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Feb 11, 2013 - 08:11am PT
I agree with Coz. How bout give me money to feed my kids?

Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Feb 11, 2013 - 08:24am PT
Coz can't seem to be able to tell the difference between a man and a woman.

Guangzhou is a man.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine
Feb 11, 2013 - 08:37am PT
America has too many kids ;).
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Feb 11, 2013 - 08:38am PT
Guangzhou = man.

Pay attention.

In the photos up thread, you see Gringo male with an Indonesian wife and cute dogs. He talks about coming back to the states to teach school and being married to an Indonesian woman.

He's also been on Supertopo for a long time.

Sheesh.
dave

climber
Earth
Feb 11, 2013 - 09:00am PT
Ok great Wang-chung has been here a long time.

I've never seen the dude here, but that doesn't mean anything.

I think what Coz is saying and which I agree whole heartedly with, is that this 'trend' of asking for money here on ST is bullsh#t, put simply! And for Dogs? Sh#t trade em' in and rescue a new one when you get here if its that big of a hassle, but soliciting funds on ST for getting them here? BULL SH#T!!!

Shite tie a dog cage to a raft and set them loose, they'll end up in Hawaii in like 6 months or so.

Asking for money from people you don't know is BS.

Wang chung doesn't have any friends that could help him with the 300$ it takes or whatever? SCAM, SCAM, SCAM

mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 11, 2013 - 09:13am PT
Did I miss it... how much will it cost to bring 2 dogs to the US? The poor Costa Ricans who rented our basement apartment brought their little yapper "chispa"... so it couldn't have been that much.

The biggest difference between this thread and the other one is Guangzhu and family aren't blaming a shitty situation on everyone involved EXCEPT themselves... and THEN asking strangers for money. Oh, and the fact that I love dogs.

Best of luck. Let us know how much it is expected to cost, I'm curious.
locker

Social climber
FukUville
Feb 11, 2013 - 09:18am PT


If you can't take care of your own dog (Expenses and all), maybe you shouldn't have one...





Might seem shi!tty for me to write that...

But I also believe it...

mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 11, 2013 - 09:23am PT
FWIW, when I was in Greece my dog ate a bag of trail mix with raisins in it. The dog sitters heard raisins were toxic for dogs, so they rushed him to the emergency vet. They did liver enzyme tests twice a day and racked up a $500+ bill. I was a little upset because it was entirely unnecessary, but I paid it because I could and I love my dogs and my friends. It is water under the bridge... but I'm happy to take donations!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Feb 11, 2013 - 09:23am PT
Why is giving Bridwell money ok and not this?

Aren't people free to donate to whatever they like?

If you don't like it, don't click it.
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