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Old 11-12-2011, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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And why can't Todd shave that stupid thing off of his chin???
Kinda looks cancerous, just like you don't pull the hairs out of warts... or was that moles...
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Westville, NJ
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i love that the kid kept his g-fathers extra bonus plus added profit sharing for the guys. he wanted them on his side to be loyal to him, that is a good way to do it and that is good ol fashioned american business right there!
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:23 AM
 
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Entertaining and directed reality TV... I still like it, but you have to take everything with a grain of salt. Watch the extras.

I hope Dakota Fred doesn't get that much gold. I hope the KID and the "Hoffman" group both do very well. I have a feeling that Dakota Fred will do very well though. (or I should say DID VERY WELL - since this is watching history at this point)

With gold fluctuating between $1700-$1800 an ounce - doesn't take much of it to make a lot of $$$. Although it sure seems to take a bunch of money to get started, goes back to the it takes money to make money.
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Worst. Acting. Ever.
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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Although it sure seems to take a bunch of money to get started, goes back to the it takes money to make money.
Well hopefully that is the message that's getting across to all of the wanabe miners in the -48 thinking about heading up here. This isn't like the "old days" when large quantities of gold could be pulled out of the ground by one man with a pan or small sluice box. These are now huge operations, with enormous operating costs. Though it might look impressive when the kid pulls out a couple of ounces, when you finally total up all of the expenses I'll bet these mining outfits probably aren't really making much more of a Return on Investment (ROI) than say your local McDonalds franchise (w/o McRib of course ). And in the meantime this mining stuff is utterly back-breaking work.

Best example of this is probably old man Schnabble and Dakota Fred himself. If this type of mining was in fact so lucrative, why are both of these old geezers still busting their humps well into their old age. They should have been retired and sipping cocktails somewhere in the Bahamas long ago.
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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i love that the kid kept his g-fathers extra bonus plus added profit sharing for the guys. he wanted them on his side to be loyal to him, that is a good way to do it and that is good ol fashioned american business right there!
Clearly the kid is a greedy capitalist. Obviously one of the 1%.
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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And why can't Todd shave that stupid thing off of his chin???
One of these days that bird's nest of his is going to get snagged on a piece of rotating machinery, and suck his fat head right into a meat grinder. Wonder if that will make the show?

Safety First!
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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I can imagine there's a lot of college students out there playing drinking games whenever you hear, "frick and fricken" from the show.
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Worst. Acting. Ever.
Awe, come on! You know you like ole Dakota Fred! Him slinging those rocks with the excavator was classic!!
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Best example of this is probably old man Schnabble and Dakota Fred himself. If this type of mining was in fact so lucrative, why are both of these old geezers still busting their humps well into their old age. They should have been retired and sipping cocktails somewhere in the Bahamas long ago.
They are still doin' it cause they like doin' it. Kinda like sex and breathing. Just cause you're old doesn't mean you have to give up on it.
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