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Posted on 11/16/2011 9:42:13 PM PST by Altariel
KIEV, Ukraine The former write-in candidate for Arizona governor traveled to Ukraine looking for love. He ended up hungry and sick in a homeless shelter the victim of an Internet dating scam.
Social workers were stunned to find Cary Dolego, 53, sitting on a city street last Wednesday, behaving strangely and suffering from pneumonia.
Dolego, who ran for Arizona governor just last year, had traveled to Ukraine this spring to do research for an engineering project and look for a wife. He says he met a woman named Yulia online and, hoping to marry her, went to her hometown of Chernivtsi.
She never showed up.
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ok.... why is this kind of funny to me?
Not that he’s ill. The circumstance is what I find humorous.
When mail-order brides go postage due...
Laz, a word to the wise:
You have to find her to hit it.
Brings new meaning to “Buy American.”
I dunno, I still kind of like the Korean model and Filipina styling.... but I hear the Russians are rough handling. Probably a good idea to test drive and kick the tires before committing though.
... I think I just offended myself, but I’m not sure.
Do you mean circumstances such as being screwed without being screwed.
Going from being a fringe candidate for Governor to being stuck in a foreign country must really stink. Did he not buy a round trip ticket? Whats the story here?
He is a former Green Party write-in candidate for the 2010 Arizona governor’s race.
Is this his singles page at MeetUp?
“THE”? Arizona's never had any others?
All the write-in’s together recieved 0.02% of the vote last year. Just 362 votes.
I am sure he made an impact. lol.
The Green Party candidate was Larry Gist and he recieved 16,000+ votes, slightly less than 1%.
This write-in guy didn’t even deserve a mention, lol.
His run for gov. sounds like he was trying to impress the wimmin and nothing more.
Write in candidacies are almost always a joke, except for Senator Murkowski who had mega bucks and a lot of special interests who owed her.
Thanks for the heads up.
As soon as my Nigerian money comes in, I was going to ‘stick it to ‘em’ and go to Russia to pick up a bride.
I didn’t realize I had so many relatives scattered around the world that just up and died and left me a bunch of money which I am obediently sitting here waiting for.
didn’t seem to impress any women... did it?
Reminds me of the posts Lowbridge used to do. Baiting the scammers. They were hilarious. He got them to do all kinds of crazy things.
Wouldn’t it have been easier and cheaper to do a M4F Craigslist search?
Ukraine is notorious for the Lugansk scams. If you’re going to meet a foreign woman, be careful. Some of them are gold-diggers and will leave you ruined!
You don’t know for a fact if its fat Yuri sitting on the other end. On the Internet you can be any one. And if they fall in love with you without ever having met you first, let that register on BS Radar Detector. Its impossible to love someone you don’t even know. Take it from a lonely-heart here.
And to think I wasted my vote on this Bozo...
He went to Ukraine on an engineering contract. Someone hacked the account of the woman he took an interest in and they fleeced him. East European and Russian women can be stunning looking... but when dating any one, exercise due diligence.
Right... every one wants to be happy and find their perfect love. They get disappointed when its not like they imagined it.
“Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
They leave the West behind
And moscow girls make me sing and shout
That Georgia’s always on my my my my my my my my my my my my mind”
That first verse COULD be taken literally too.
Looks like it is.
How the heck did he imagine he would provide this woman a decent home?
One of my clients met a gal from Russia on line, learned Russian, spent 5 weeks over there, brought her back and they were married. She’s very pretty and smart but drinks a LOT and spends a whole lot of money-like a kid in a candy store. He misdirected an email to her to me and it would appear that all is not newly wedded bliss. Pretty funny.
I don’t think providing her a decent home was among his intentions.
He looks like Pvt. Lawrence in Full Metal Jacket.
“If youre going to meet a foreign woman, be careful. Some of them are gold-diggers and will leave you ruined!”
A customer of mine went to Eastern Europe when it opened up. He did some investing in real estate and met a local beauty and married her.
A year or so went by and he began to feel ill and developed some odd symptoms. After a lot of testing his doctor informed him that he was being poisoned. It was something radioactive or a heavy metal, I forget exactly what. The doctor advised him to leave the country as someone was trying to kill him since it wasn’t a poison you could accidentally ingest.
It turned out to be his wife and her old boyfriend, who had access to the poison at his job. They intended to kill John so that she would inherit the buildings he owned.
He took his doctor’s advice and split for California with his young daughter in tow. A few months later he got a phone call from his wife who announced that she was in Los Angeles for a couple of days and wanted to apologize to him and to see their daughter before she returned to Europe.
John agreed to this. He took his daughter to an office building near LAX and took the elevator up. When he got off on the right floor he noticed that the offices were being renovated and looked empty. His wife and two large dudes came around a corner, tied him up and left with the daughter. But at least he’s still alive, although the effects of the poison still linger.
could be the plot to a movie
I’ve worked overseas a bit. the key to getting through unscathed is... keep it in your pants
I'm shocked; SHOCKED, I tell you!!!
We need to start a fund raising effort on Twitter and Facebook to collect money to find her! I know a very good, honest gentleman in Nigeria with worldwide connections, who is very good at finding lost heirs, missing account holders, etc. I'm sure that for small commission he'd be willing to help.
We'll just need a few thousand in earnest money for me to get him started. To expedite matters, just email me all your accounts information, Social Security numbers, bank pass codes, ....
More likely he was planning on them moving into her parents’ basement, after his parents moved their trailer to a different park while he was at a protest.
OH NO !! Does this mean that ships will still sink and airplanes will continue to break apart when they crash??
He’s 53 and thought a 29-year-old girl would fall madly in love with him at first sight. If there’s a word that exceeds pathetic, that would be my description of him.
I was about 37 when I realized that I was not a babe magnet anymore. (Well - I knew it all along I guess, but one can still hope!)
Christmas shopping with my two little girl babies in the stroller. The cute young check-out girl waves me over to her register and I no-doubt sucked in my gut a bit. She looks at my two beautiful girls and says “Oh how adorable - are you their Grandfather?”. Sigh...
I tried to warn my brother-in-law about his Eastern European babe that he met on-line. (Probably a guy anyway!) Even after trading photographs of each other she still wanted to meet him. (She was a knockout 20-something prone to wearing skimpy swimwear and underwear, BIL was a 48 year old guy and 150 lbs overweight).
But no - they were in love. Well, until she said she had made plane reservations, but there was a snafu at her bank, and in order to get the cheapest fare she needed to buy it by the next day and can you wire over $1200 and I’ll send you a check because the airline doesn’t take checks....
Luckily he got all mad at “her” and said he couldn’t believe she would take advantage of him like that, and that’s it “I’m breaking up with her...” (He STILL didn’t get it!)
Well, once in a while love conquers all! (yum)
Hmm, what kind of engineering project would a former green party write-in do? Compost toilets?
What was he going to do if she actually had showed up?
Take out a loan from her to pay for the wedding?
She’s a 29 year old doctor. He is a 53 year-old undergrad (Organizational Studies!) who has been twice divorced. Ain’t gonna work.
“Gee, Peggy. I didn’t know what I was going to find...but I sure didn’t expect you to have a beard!”
Yulia? “My” Yulia is in a Ukraine jail. Sigh.
Good. We need less morons here.
I know someone who brought one here and she was turning tricks while he was at work.
You gotta be cateful with craigslist from what i’ve heard. Go to a meetingg and you could end up homeless in some foreign country