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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

$496,785 to go!


The self-professed ex-millionaire David Glasheen lost his shirt in the share market crash of 1987 and, barechested, dropped out on tropical Restoration Island.

(I first heard of him when I sailed past his island in 2005 - see here.)

Not having had the wits to keep his millions, or to share them with others while he still had them, he now wants to buy the island for $500,000 with money from people who he hopes will be more charitable and less stupid than he is.

In the last 21 months he's collected $3,215, or about $150 a month, at which rate it'll take 275 years to raise the remaining $496,785.

It may be called Kraut-funding but I won't be part of it. However, if you want to speed things up, you may wish to go to www.gofundme-because-I-think-you-are-gullible.com.