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Is Crowdfunding Under False Pretenses A Crime?

Is crowdfunding under false pretenses a crime? According to news reports, a young black woman tweeting under the name “reformed republican” tweeted her support for President Trump. Shortly thereafter, she tweeted: “After seeing this tweet, my parents cut me off … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Abortion Film Claims Theaters Turning Away Crowds

The makers of the crowdfunded film “Gosnell: America’s Biggest Serial Killer” (a movie about the notorious convicted abortion doctor) are claiming that theaters are turning away its audience. Not because it’s a sellout (although the filmmakers claim that’s one of … Continue reading

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“Bribery” Crowdfunding Campaign Does Not Sway Sen. Collins

Although a crowdfunding campaign got so frenzied on Saturday that it crashed the CrowdPac servers, raising over $3.5 million, Maine Senator Susan Collins voted her conscience. With the threat of a challenge from a Democrat (perhaps former Obama advisor Susan … Continue reading

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Catholic Church Crowdfunding To Help Immigrants

Catholic charities are using crowdfunding to raise money to help pay for ” legal support and other necessities to dozens of families who had previously been separated from their children at the border and now face immigration proceedings.” In Oregon, … Continue reading

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Political Carrot & Stick Crowdfunding in Maine

Crowdfunding is being used as a political tool in Maine to cause its Senator Susan Collins to do the right thing. A group consisting of  Maine People’s Alliance, Mainers for Accountable Leadership, and the “Be a Hero” activist Ady Barkan … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Balloon To Fly In London

The right can play the blimp game also. After raising £59,452  of £75,000 stretch target in a crowdfunding campaign, Yanny Bruere, a “free speech” advocate running the Make London Safe Again campaign (sound familiar?), is planning to fly a blimp … Continue reading

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Russia Defense Crowdfunding Stalls

Based on the crowds filling the rallies, you would think that the fund to defend Administration officials in the Mueller Russia investigation would be bulging. But the crowdfunding efforts of the “Patriot Legal Expense Fund Trust’s disclosure reports show that … Continue reading

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