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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-04-10 05:56 PM
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27. All good points
I wonder how many donations were solicited and how that's being used now - legal fees, perhaps.

There was something in the NYT article about the planned orphanage:
The missionaries account of their activities in the Dominican Republic was hard to verify. They said they had been in the process of buying land and building a complex in Magante, on the north coast of the country.

Mayor Aniceto Balbuena said that he had been approached by two women about building an orphanage, but that the idea had fallen through because of a legal entanglement.

Fits with her pattern of legal issues and misrepresentation. I haven't seen any follow-up on the hotel which some reports say they planned to rent and some say they rented. You raise a key point when you write: "if all of these points were not addressed, then WHY hastily take away a busload of kids (and try to escape across the border) before they were??" That is the big question, isn't it?

The PDF from their website is where the mission statement and the rest is laid out. Mostly asking for donations for items, a little on what they planned for the children and a bit on the resort they planned for the adopting parents:

Seaside Villas at Playa Magante*: Villas for adopting parents to stay while fulfilling requirement for
60‐90 day visit as well as Christian volunteers/vacationing families.
Provide opportunities for adoption through partnership with New Life Adoption Foundation which
works with adoption agencies in the U.S. to help facilitate adoptions and provide grants to subsidize
the cost of adoption for loving Christian parents who would otherwise not be able to afford to
Seaside Caf at Playa Magante*: small beachfront restaurant serving the community and adopting

This wasn't about rescue, it was about profit and by any name that's trafficking.

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  -Laura Silsby, detained American (Haiti), "left trail of financial woes in Idaho" Solly Mack  Feb-04-10 05:36 AM   #0 
  - A "good" Christian.of the loudmouthed variety.  hobbit709   Feb-04-10 05:47 AM   #1 
  - Her mouth seems to have overloaded her butt  Solly Mack   Feb-04-10 10:56 AM   #4 
  - Not to worry, God will provide  CanonRay   Feb-04-10 07:54 AM   #2 
  - kick  Blue_Tires   Feb-04-10 10:37 AM   #3 
  - knr nt  slipslidingaway   Feb-04-10 11:04 AM   #5 
  - Who'd a thunk it? ;-)  Karenina   Feb-04-10 11:38 AM   #6 
  - Hey! Thanks! I'm getting old. lololol  Solly Mack   Feb-04-10 12:57 PM   #7 
     - She could be a scammer, or she could be someone with a very loose grip on reality.  BurtWorm   Feb-04-10 02:14 PM   #10 
     - True, true.  Solly Mack   Feb-04-10 03:08 PM   #13 
     - You see the photo of that group? Some creepy looking people really.  Matariki   Feb-04-10 06:09 PM   #30 
        - I agree. That's why I used some and not all. The Coulter person was in on it  Solly Mack   Feb-04-10 06:27 PM   #31 
  - I wonder how many impoverished children in Idaho she could have helped  leftstreet   Feb-04-10 12:59 PM   #8 
  - This debacle just keeps getting more, well, debaculous. (nt)  Posteritatis   Feb-04-10 01:57 PM   #9 
  - Clear pattern of behavior  suffragette   Feb-04-10 02:29 PM   #11 
  - I read the 'mission statement' when I first read the story - I went looking online  Solly Mack   Feb-04-10 03:19 PM   #14 
  - She seems to be doing as well at being the  suffragette   Feb-04-10 05:24 PM   #24 
     - I'd imagine she thought people wouldn't 'google' her...  Solly Mack   Feb-04-10 05:29 PM   #25 
  - She sounds like Bev Harris's twin separated at birth. n/t  EFerrari   Feb-04-10 03:21 PM   #16 
  - done gone and went there.  Solly Mack   Feb-04-10 03:29 PM   #21 
  - Oh no she didn't  suffragette   Feb-04-10 04:23 PM   #23 
  - I think she was also looking to cash in a lot donations  Blue_Tires   Feb-04-10 03:39 PM   #22 
     - All good points  suffragette   Feb-04-10 05:56 PM   #27 
     - Think about it - they were about to rent an entire hotel  malaise   Feb-04-10 05:58 PM   #28 
  - That certainly looks like some sort of intent  KingFlorez   Feb-04-10 02:30 PM   #12 
  - Certainly adds more weight to the money motive  Solly Mack   Feb-04-10 03:20 PM   #15 
  - Looks like Jebus will not save  malaise   Feb-04-10 03:22 PM   #17 
  - Yes. I saw it when someone posted (I forgot who, sorry) posted a link to it.  Solly Mack   Feb-04-10 03:26 PM   #19 
  - And how much were there Dominican Rep. adoption "vacations" she was selling?  Bluebear   Feb-04-10 03:23 PM   #18 
  - at the seaside villas....I wondered about that too.  Solly Mack   Feb-04-10 03:28 PM   #20 
  - glad the kids were saved from being sold off by her  JI7   Feb-04-10 05:41 PM   #26 
  - Ouch!  fascisthunter   Feb-04-10 06:00 PM   #29 
  - Scams on top of scams, but without charm or charisma.  mbperrin   Feb-04-10 09:04 PM   #32 

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