RickD wrote: neo-x wrote:
Well I just saw that on the FE forum there is a thread with a plan to fund a campaign worth $4 million for the FE society to organize a trip to Antarctica and then further to the ice wall/rim. They even want to hire a private security outfit as they are concerned, Nasa's military agents could kill them if they realized what these FE's are about to discover and shatter the science behind a round earth.
To be honest it seems even FE's don't have much to put their cash on it either, as the forum has raised around $1300 in more than a year.
As bonkers as it may sound, I swear its there.
Where do I sign up to donate?
I have some extra money, and I'm trying to find a worthy cause to give it to.
For those of you who may be intrested to invest, please see the link Official Flat-Earth Expedition Fundraiser Thread! Help us prove a flat-earth!
From the first post
"Through our education and discussions of a flat-earth, such hypothetical users as JonnyItzRound, Flatties-R-Fatties, or perhaps R0underThanYerPromDat3 will often say something of the ilk of, "Why don't you charter an expedition and go to location X, make a map, and prove a flat-earth?" Well Jonny, the reason that we do not charter an expedition to the dangerous location X is that we do not have the money. The reason that we do not make a map is that none of us are cartographers. This has thus far been our answer to the hundreds, if not thousands, or requests to "simply" charter an expedition.
But no more!!! This is the Official Flat Earth Expedition Fund Raising Thread!!! With your donations we will use the money to charter an expedition and, once and for all, prove a flat-earth! Continue reading for a brief Q&A to answer some of your burning questions.
-What will you do to prove a flat-earth?
We will rent a boat, hire a crew, hire a cartographer, hire a wilderness expert, hire a mountain climbing expert, hire a medical expert, purchase provisions, purchase cold-weather gear, and buy/train sled dogs. In Phase I we will circumnavigate Antarctica to determine if it's an island or an ice rim. If Antarctica is determined to be an island we will leave it and head for the ice wall. If it is the rim, we will leave the boat and attempt to find the edge or end. This is Phase II. All the while we will be making maps and taking temperature and altitude measurements.
-What will this prove?
It will prove that there is an ice rim and we will have a map.
-Who will go on the expedition?
Not counting the crew and scientists listed above, there will be a flat-earth contingent decided upon by the Society's leadership as well as others (see donating benefits listed below).
-Do you expect this to turn into a fight-for-your-life cold-weather thriller like the movie Alien Vs Predator?
I do not.
-What problems or risks do you foresee?
Finding unindoctrinated scientists and crew willing to go on this expedition. There is also many inherent dangers in going into such extreme environments. There is also a real risk of health concerns when approaching the rim.
-How can I donate?
Capital question! Scroll to the bottom of this page or simply click here
We know it's a lot to ask for your hard-earned money and sometimes the pursuit of science just isn't enough. So, we are prepared to offer the following rewards for donating. (Note: Please provide valid email address with donation so you can be contacted about your rewards)
$5 USD Donation: Thanks listed on the official expedition journal.
$15 USD Donation: Newly discovered minor geographical feature or landmark named after you. Example Sokarul's hole or Jroa's Landing.
$25 USD Donation: Official Flat Earth Expedition T-shirt (to depict new flat-earth map)
$50 USD Donation: Official Flat-Earth Expedition thread started in your honor in CN.
$100 USD Donation: Official Flat Earth Expedition Hoodie (to depict new flat-earth map)
$500 USD Donation: Your name added to the plaque left on the Ice Wall.
$1,000 USD Donation: Newly discovered species of plant or animal named after you (provided we discover enough to meet demand. Names given on a first donated, first named basis) Example Gayer antarimica
$10,000 USD Donation: Newly discovered major geographical feature or landmark named after you. Example The Markjo Mountains, Bishop Bluffs, The Plains of Parsifal.
$100,000 USD Donation: Invitation to accompany the expedition. (contingent on passing the physical requirements)
$1,000,000 USD Donation: Name associated with the forthcoming Nobel Prize.
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