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Re: Pledge drive ? (was Sue and the president)
> Only problem I can see is the number of people who would be afraid to
> contribute for fear that the attempt would only cause the person holding the
> money to flee for South America....
>>So, get somebody "well-known" to hold the money.
Like the Dinosaur Society, maybe? It seems like good publicity.
> and what if we DON'T raise a million?
> Does everyone get their money back or will it be understood that it can be
> considered to be a contribution to further research.
The Dinosaur Society convienently does contribute to dinosaur research
already. This shouldn't be difficult for them to add as a special event.
>>Well, to start, I would not even collect the money until we had
>>enough pledges to get into the right ballpark. So, the only issue
>>then is, what happens if we lose the bidding?
good question....Ice cream for everyone?
>First get the pledges, not just from here, but also from all appropriate
>Usenet groups (sci.bio.paleontology, sci.geo.geology, and so on).
alt.conspiracy.theory-type groups would be good.
>Then make arrangements for collection. A special bank account would
>be a good way to do this. These can be gotten by forming a non-
>profit organization to collect the money and getting a bank account
>in its name. (You know, the Save Sue Foundation, or something like
>that). The pledges would then be sent as checks made out to the
>>Then the foundation President bids for Sue.
of course this would have to be done with wass-his-face-that-owns-Sue's
foreknowledge. No use getting the amount and then finding out it had been sold
weeks earlier to a Japanese Corporation.