The Israel Deception

Is the return of Israel in the 20th century truly a work of God, or is it a result of a cosmic chess move to deceive the elect by the adversary?

Showing posts with label kickstarter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kickstarter. Show all posts

Monday, November 9, 2015

Has GoFundMe and other Crowdfunding sites become the 21st century street corner for begging?

Online funding sites like GoFundMe and Kickstarter have done wonders in the realm of alternative finance where small businesses, esoteric products and services, and even charitable concerns can get public funding since banks no longer provide these services after the Credit Crisis of 2008.  In fact, crowdfunding has helped many people to do wondrous things over the past few years, with one of the most notable accomplishments being the producing of a Veronica Mars movie that had been clamored for by rabid fans for several years.
But like with nearly every new and innovative idea, there are always one or more individuals who use these platforms to either con or scheme to get money for themselves without actually producing or providing a tangible return to those who voluntarily give to that ’cause’.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Crowdfunding and Kickstarter replacing Municipal bonds as means for cities to get money for projects

Since 2008, the Municipal Bond markets have been decimated by a combination of lower returns and the potential for cities to go bankrupt.  In fact, in June of this year, over $13.5 billion wasremoved from the Muni market, making this decline the second largest on record.
So in an attempt to get necessary cash to pay for both needed and discretionary projects, municipalities are looking at voluntary donations through online places such as Crowdfunding and Kickstarter.  In Central Falls, RI for example, the city placed a fundraising project on Crowdfunding to try to pay for five no garbage cans in a park that is quickly becoming inundated with trash and debris.
 
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