New GoFundMe Cause: "We The People Will Fund The Wall"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LYKUNO, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. LYKUNO

    LYKUNO Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2018
    Just watched the organizer for this GoFund Me project, Brian Kolfage, on Laura Ingraham's show on Fox News tonight. Brian is a Purple Heart recipient and triple amputee veteran. His goal is to raise $1 billion to help fund building the wall on our southern border. If Congress can't get it done, then We The People should be able to make a difference!

    We've always given to a number of worthy causes, but had never made a donation on an on-line site like GoFundMe.com. After checking things out in the site's FAQs and How It Works documentation, we decided it's legitimate and that we'd make a donation for this cause. I have to admit, I felt good clicking on the donation button, and it's encouraging to see that the $10,402,529 of the goal of $1.0B has already been donated in just 4 days, by 171,615 donors.

    A couple of notes, the online form has a "tip" box. Not sure what that's about but it can be overridden by selecting Tip = Other, and entering a $0 amount. There is a credit card processing fee of 2.9% and a $0.30 transaction fee that is applied. You can check a box to be an anonymous giver, which we opted to do. You can see the most recent donations on the main screen. Also can check the drop-down to see the highest donations. There's a $50k donation there, along with a $12k, and several $10k, $9k and $5k donations there at the moment.

    In case you're interested in finding out more, check out the website here: https://www.gofundme.com/TheTrumpWall
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  2. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    I think it's a great idea. Just wondering if we raise the Billion or more can we ask the Congress persons in Washington to just stay home after Christmas. Now that would be a very Happy Christmas for America,
     

  3. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Then deduct that donation from you income on your 1040.

    It's our money that's going to pay for the wall either way. I just prefer to choose how it gets spent.

    Defund Planned Parenthood and use those funds to . . . .

    On my way to GoFundMe . . . .
     
  4. deadguy

    deadguy Charlie Daniels Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    I've already "donated" enough with my taxes to build several miles of a big beautiful wall. Unfortunately, my taxes are going towards BS causes and salaries of useless politicians.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
  5. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014

    . . . and even more useless federal government employees . . . .
     
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  6. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    Yes indeed we pay Taxes & hope the people we elect will spend it the way we want them to. Just look at the Socialist party because of Ol turkey neck Twich Mc Dumbazz & the 60 votes, Crying Chuck is a DickTater. One man ruler.
    They want Bans? I think we should Ban every dam one of them. We the people can spend our own money, just Go Fund everything. If we get the money we need then that will be Democracy in action!!!
     
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  7. LYKUNO

    LYKUNO Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2018
    Here's the latest on the drive as of 8am ET Fri 12-21:
    $11,136,860 of $1.0B goal
    Raised by 183,160 people in 4 days

    I also looked at the update messages posted on the GoFundMe website by Brian Kolfage (6 so far), and to save you the trouble of looking them up, here they are in the latest to first order:

    Update 6: Posted by Brian Kolfage 18 hours ago
    TUNE IN TONIGHT!
    I'll be on Fox News Laura Ingraham's show to discuss the border wall Gofundme! 10pm EST

    Update 5: Posted by Brian Kolfage 20 hours ago
    Follow our FB Page - https://www.facebook.com/GoFundTheWall/
    CHECK DONATIONS:
    Make Payable to:
    GoFund The Wall
    Brian Kolfage
    4833 Front St. Unit B-158
    Castle Rock, CO 80104

    Update 4: Posted by Brian Kolfage 23 hours ago
    We will have a PO Box for checks later today. and will update with further information. Please LIKE & Follow on facebook so we can communicate easily.
    https://www.facebook.com/GoFundTheWall

    Update 3: Posted by Brian Kolfage 1 day ago
    We created a facebook page to communicate better with everyone, please go and like it.
    https://www.facebook.com/GoFundTheWall

    Update 2: Posted by Brian Kolfage 1 day ago
    GoFundMe put our campaign back in the trending list.
    Here’s some media coverage, and we are working to get on Laura Ingraham tonight. Will have confirmation shortly.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...umps-border-wall-raises-400-000-two-days.html

    Update 1: Posted by Brian Kolfage 1 day ago
    GoFundMe removed our Trump Wall campaign from their top list. We are the top fundraiser right now and they removed it from the list. We were front and center on their homepage. Do they not want us to succeed?
    Why are they suppressing us? Just like Facebook & Twitter have done, now GoFundme?
    NOTE: They haven't stopped us from fundraising. They just made it difficult for people to find us.
    Help spread the word!
     
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  8. BenchMonkey

    BenchMonkey Angry Infidel

    509
    Nov 28, 2018
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  9. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    Let's hope Flakey & Porker will come back & vote to support the American people. However as we have seen with the Dems the Trump derangement syndrome is stronger than supporting the American people!
     
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  10. LYKUNO

    LYKUNO Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2018
    The latest on the effort is that it's at $16,084,359.

    There was also an update from Brian Kolfage, the organizer, stating: "Attacks on my family - Just want to let you guys know everything is ok with us. After Jimmy Kimmel and Alyssa Milano came after me personally it triggered an outpouring of attacks. People have been calling for the death of my wife and children; it will not be tolerated. Please do your best to report anything you see like this to the proper authorities."
     
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  11. BennyAdeline

    BennyAdeline Official Hi-Point Brand Representative

    640
    Nov 26, 2018
    I’m in

    Hope none of these funds are used to ban more firearm features. I’m steaming over that one
     
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  12. 12VMan

    12VMan Well-Known Member

    113
    Mar 9, 2018
    If I donate, when and how do I get my money back from Mexico? They're paying for the wall, right? Trump promised they would.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2018
  13. Liggett

    Liggett Well-Known Member

    259
    Feb 25, 2018
    I donated! Let's get to 1 Billion!
     
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  14. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    Since the wall turned into a bargaining chip (bump-stocks?)...
    How about dropping all these bans.
    And NFA.
    That's a start,sure there'll be cost overruns....gate hinges and whatnot.
    Make stuff work for us for once.
     
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  15. Oldgunner

    Oldgunner Well-Known Member

    735
    Mar 30, 2018
    Sorry folks. This sounds like a great cause but isn't likely to succeed. Giving money to the federal government isn't like donating to a charity where you can dictate how your money is spent. If this effort has raised around $16m so far there's a long way to go to reach $1000M ($1B) and that amount of money is chump change in DC. What happens to all of your well-intentioned donations if the project falls way short of the goal or Congress decides to spend that money on something else - pretty much like they did with your social security & medicare payments over the years.
     
  16. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, some chose to believe in Santa, others in this fantasy. Where do you think this money is going to go?

    I'm a Santa believer.
     
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  17. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    TTT did recently open up the landscape/fencing division....
    What could possibly go wrong?
     
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  18. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    and when will the DOJ have the scumbag dementocraps responsible for the gofundme page to giv e illegals ladders to climb the wall.? It is an act that is illegal in it self. demenocraps are criminals
     
  19. PorscheGuy

    PorscheGuy Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    the wall is great in theory but will never happen. need to arm the borders with national guard/military and be done with it.
     
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  20. Denver1911

    Denver1911 Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2014
    If I believed I could donate my $80 and the wall would get built, I’d be in. But it’s a joke to believe it will happen. Heck, if I believed donating my $80 and five other people’s $80 would get it done .. I’d still be in.

    Let me be clear though: I believe in SUPPORTING immigration. But we must first be able to enforce the rules we put in place, then make some good and practical rules, then we’d have to deal with those we already essentially invited here by having such laced deterrent and enforcement. Step one .. build the wall.
     

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