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Who invented "boating accident" phrase

Discussion in 'Legends of GIM' started by FunnyMoney, Feb 9, 2018.



  1. FunnyMoney

    FunnyMoney Silver Member Silver Miner

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    Trivia from the GIM1 days...

    There was a lot of worry in the GIM1 days about the confusing and somewhat eleveated tax consequences of buying bullion; this was around the time gold was in the 600 range. It had gone higher already but had come back a bit.

    Most members had bought already nice amounts at much lower prices and were in a bit of confusion about how or when to report the sale of gold, if they ever needed to sell some.

    It was right in the middle of those discussions that somehow, someway, which I don't think anyone ever figured out the reason, but a mass enticement appeared among forum members regarding the need to buy a boat and travel with their hoard.

    Nobody is sure still if there was a connection, but a few members directed tax questions over to the board where this all was going on at the time for some unknown reason.

    Even if there was, all the information has been erased and members who were able to crossover from the dead universe into the new universe, here at GIM2, have had any possible connection long since erased due to the crossover difficulties.

    Anyway, disclaimers aside, most members weren't very experienced at boating, myself included and many a disaster was reported. It was a sad time for GIM1, many members suffered identical fates taking heavy and cumbersome metal aboard during the adventures only to have the unexpected happen.

    But my question is, does anyone remember which member actually started the boating trip euphoria that seemed to hypnotize members at that time? I know for one, that my boat cost me a fortune and I still haven't figured out how to use the scuba gear the members had me purchase at that time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Lt Dan

    Lt Dan Gold Pirate Gold Chaser

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    I am having trouble remembering. I bought the boat, had nothing left to "equip" it with, so the boat just sits out there in the garage and hasn't been out for a few years now. Maybe my granddaughters will find a use for it after I'm gone. I've thought of selling, but it doesn't seem to be increasing in value, so, I'll probably just let it sit - someday maybe those girls will see some value in it.
     
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  3. FthePolice

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    I'm still a rookie here pretty much so this pre-dates me. However, I am trying to figure out how to get my gold and silver habits passed through under my fiance's radar. She knows about the stash and has a vague idea about how much is in there. I think a story about how I cashed it all in and lost it all at a casino might need to be in order. Then just keep the stacking under the radar without saying a word about it.
     
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  4. Lt Dan

    Lt Dan Gold Pirate Gold Chaser

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    Just tell her you put it in a bank deposit box and the IRS confiscated it at face value. TINS, I knew a guy that had that happen to him. He ended up living in a van down by the river.
     
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  5. solarion

    solarion Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter

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    lol I had to log in just to like that comment Lt. Dan.

    FtP, I think if you have to come up with an excuse for converting debt "money" to hard assets to avoid the ire of your gurrrl, then you're probably doing it wrong. Rates on 10yr gumbymint debt have moar than doubled since the all time low in 2016. Federal debt is not only NOT dropping, it's accelerating to the upside even while the stock market finally cracks. The USD is just now bouncing off a multi year low vs other fake debt "money". Naturally gold and silver are doing precisely what banksters want them to do...dropping. Silver @ 16.28 is a joke.

    Frankly I think, only people allergic to economic realities should be opposing wealth preservation policies in an environment such as this.
     
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  6. FthePolice

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    Good point, the lady used to stack a little with me so she gets it a little. Not to where I see it though. Will just take a little persuasion to see it my way. With the economy tanking Wealth Preservation makes sense to me.
     
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  7. Juristic Person

    Juristic Person They drew first blood Platinum Bling

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    What do you mean "phrase"? Dontcha know GIM is filled with people who suck at sailing?
     
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  8. solarion

    solarion Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter

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    Something about debt dollars women seem to find very appealing, perhaps it's linked to mall shopping sprees and plastic as a currency of convenience. lol

    My own gal has zero metals, but she's smart. I can see her connecting dots on her own. I expect it's only a matter of time before she begins collecting her own white copper doorstops/boat anchors.
     
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  9. the_shootist

    the_shootist The war is here on our doorstep! Midas Member Site Supporter ++

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    I beg your pardon, losing a fortune from a tragic boating accident is real. Luckily I had just made the jump into the water before this video was taken of my latest boating accident. I lost everything!
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  10. solarion

    solarion Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter

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    Rookie mistake sir. Everyone knows you store the tnt in the bank vault and not the ship hold...as it takes up too much valuable storage space better used for soon to be sunken treasure.
     
  11. newmisty

    newmisty Duppy Conqueror Midas Member

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    What bullion? I don't make soup. Pass the HFCS please.
     
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  12. gringott

    gringott Killed then Resurrected Midas Member Site Supporter

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    I can't speak for others, but I have loved pirating in all its forms since I was a kid. I take out my rubber raft, load up with treasure, hoist the mainsail, raise the jolly rodger, and go out freebooting with a bottle of rum on my local "lake".
    Sadly, the weight of the treasure always seems to sink the ship! Good thing I can swim!
     
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    solarion Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter

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    Same here, save that I can't swim worth a damn. Only thing that's saved me to date is I drink all the rum and reseal the bottles as flotation devices. Mebe some day, my kids can find all that booty I've lost over the years at the bottom of lake _____.

    ...stupid rum addiction musta gave me Alzheimers.
     
  14. gringott

    gringott Killed then Resurrected Midas Member Site Supporter

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    ME TOO

    I think

    Maybe

    What was that again?
     
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    southfork Mother Lode Found Mother Lode

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    Its still beyond me why you people buy these barbaric relics.
     
  16. gringott

    gringott Killed then Resurrected Midas Member Site Supporter

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    Tradition.
    I can't set sail on a pirate raid with a chest full of ETFs or Treasury Notes.
     
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    nickndfl Midas Member Midas Member Site Supporter ++

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    SilverCity Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    I always thought it was this guy...

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    oldgaranddad Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

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    I found several posts dating to 2009 and before about this topic. One poster on one forum stated that the term appeared in the Russian newspaper, Izvestija, just before the 1956 Hungarian revolt as party officials sought to collect and confiscate German weapons the locals took possession of right after the war. When locals were questioned by authorities after being ratted out by some informant (George Soros?) the stock answer was to admit that they did have the weapon at one time but it got lost on a "boating accident" on lake Balaton or on the Danube River.

    Having had relatives who lived behind the iron curtain this story sounds very much like ones they recounted and totally plausible. Now all we need is someone who can read Russian to search the Izvestija archives for final verification.
     
  20. stAGgering

    stAGgering Silver Miner Seeker

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    If she knows the stash in detail, "I'm gonna sell some" and buy back; do not say anything.
    No lies.
    If she does not know stash detail, keep show stoppers in case view is requested, stash the rest.

    1st, Hope your joining goes A+ until you both pass away.

    2nd...... Every man should have a cache or stash of reserve/back-up liquidity only he knows.
    This is for true EMERGENCIES, not sofa, or cabinets, we're talking moving to Ecuador or a brain transplant.
    Yes, in Will or hidden to be found upon death note or the stash should be established as one can be hit by a truck.

    3rd In todays legal society, a man may end a relationship and loose it all. One must have reserves.
    4th Proclaiming acquisitions here on GIM2 is a lawyers dream.
    5th and final... KEEP STACKIN' BRA !

    Oh, buy a cheap boat, you're gonna need it.
     
  21. DodgebyDave

    DodgebyDave Metal Messiah Midas Member

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  22. Bottom Feeder

    Bottom Feeder Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Gold Chaser Site Supporter

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    Betcha Irons has been keepin track of those boating mishaps. :D:D
    He's probably been compounding a detailed spreadsheet of all "losses".

    BF
     
  23. newmisty

    newmisty Duppy Conqueror Midas Member

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    I think we'll know for sure if we see any signs of scuba gear in his posts. [​IMG]
     

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