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George Zimmerman selling artwork...bids have reached $100,000 [ebay.com]
Daily Mail ^ | 12/17/13 | Joshua Gardner

Posted on 12/17/2013 2:52:48 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

George Zimmerman is selling an original painting on eBay and with several days remaining on the auction, bids on the former neighborhood watch captain’s art had reached $100,000.

The Florida man posted his painting Monday, less than a week after domestic abuse charges against him were dropped when his girlfriend Samantha Scheibe chose not to pursue them....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: commerce; ebay; georgezimmerman; guns; zimmerman
Let's remember Trayvon's "parents" are out in the marketplace and have even settled, reportedly, for $1 million, with the housing complex in which George defended his life against their fight-picking son.
1 posted on 12/17/2013 2:52:48 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Betcha the auction gets pulled before it ends, just like the aluminum “ant sculpture” was.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/George-Zimmerman-original-painting-/111239922810


2 posted on 12/17/2013 3:00:02 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I don’t know, the seller has zero feedbacks. Oh what the heck, I’ll bid.


3 posted on 12/17/2013 3:12:28 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: SoFloFreeper

How can the housing complex be considered responsible? Makes no sense.


4 posted on 12/17/2013 3:12:55 AM PST by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Is there any confirmation that this is the real GZ?


5 posted on 12/17/2013 3:13:09 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Why did eBay pull the aluminum ant colony sculpture?


6 posted on 12/17/2013 3:31:02 AM PST by Godebert
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To: SoFloFreeper

Trayvon Martin’s parents planning book
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3101761/posts

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Retain American Program Bureau as Their Exclusive Speakers’ Agency
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3091127/posts

A Trayvon Martin fashion statement [parents/Crump want more $$$]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3049872/posts

Trayvon Martin’s brother interning in Rep. Frederica Wilson’s office
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/3047907/posts


7 posted on 12/17/2013 3:32:43 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
You can tell that the 'Mail Online' is a left wing agit-prop rag with lines like this:

"Zimmerman was acquitted of murder charges this summer after gunning down unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012"

Notice they used the photo of a 12 year old Trayvon Martin.

8 posted on 12/17/2013 3:34:47 AM PST by Godebert
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To: Godebert

eBay never publicly tells why an auction is pulled, but I’m guessing there was some phony bidding going on that was stirred up by the video going “viral”. Previous sales of those ant sculptures never went over $250.

The other possibility was that animal rights freaks were raising a stink.

In the case of this painting, there do seem to be some legitimate bids, but there’s a lot of suspicious ones.

And then there’s the issue of whether GZ is attempting to profit from his “crime”, even though the jury said there was no crime.

But that doesn’t really matter. If enough pressure is put on eBay from the Justice-4-Trayvon crowd, they will pull the auction. eBay is a private company, and they make their own rules.


9 posted on 12/17/2013 3:46:30 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Ants aren’t animals, but never let the facts get in the way of liberal lunacy.


10 posted on 12/17/2013 3:54:42 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Who Knew???


11 posted on 12/17/2013 4:25:19 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: FreedomStar3028

Makes every sense. The housing complex has a lot of money and can afford the bill. Justice in civil trials doesn’t rest any longer with obsolete concepts like ‘whether people are guilty or not’.


12 posted on 12/17/2013 4:27:18 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Pollster1
Read the link.....his brother, Robert, confirms it.

George is very fortunate to have brother Robert.

13 posted on 12/17/2013 4:39:48 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: FreedomStar3028

“How can the housing complex be considered responsible?”

Because they have legally mandated insurance. The liberal mantra is “somebody is injured. Somebody has to pay!”

That’s why the legislature mandates insurance.


14 posted on 12/17/2013 4:46:23 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: carriage_hill

Ants are animals.


15 posted on 12/17/2013 4:55:32 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

You’re right; their Kingdom is Animalia, their Class is Insecta.


16 posted on 12/17/2013 4:58:12 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

huh kingdom animalia but don’t let the facts get in the way

/stoopid notochords


17 posted on 12/17/2013 5:49:44 AM PST by TrustCassandra (cursed by your unbelief)
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To: Fresh Wind
"The other possibility was that animal rights freaks were raising a stink."

No doubt the same 'animal rights' freaks that have various bug sprays in their cabinets.

18 posted on 12/17/2013 5:49:58 AM PST by Godebert
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To: Pollster1

Is there any confirmation that this is the real GZ?


At those prices you’d think someone would be asking for legitimacy. Heck where’s he
doing all the painting at? Is he toting it around from live in to live in? Maybe he’s
doing it in someones shop. Who knows but $100,000 will get people digging.


19 posted on 12/17/2013 6:12:26 AM PST by deport
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To: Pollster1

Well, he had to do something to earn a living after they fired him from Men’s Wearhouse.


20 posted on 12/17/2013 6:15:29 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Revolting cat!

Because no one has ever submitted a fraudulent bid on ebay for a high profile auction...


21 posted on 12/17/2013 6:17:57 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not knowing a lot about how ebay works, what if the $100,000 bid is the winner and the person refuses to pay it? Does it go to the next highest bidder or is Zimmerman out of luck entirely?


22 posted on 12/17/2013 6:22:58 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: SoFloFreeper

This clearly indicates that Mr. Zimmerman has a future as an artist.

There was a famous (infamous) New York “artist”, who hired starving art school graduates to work minimum wage, creating works of art that, if they met his approval, he would sign and sell as his own. This was not a secret, and not only did he go out of his way for others to know this, he openly sneered at his art patrons as incompetent imbeciles with no taste in art.

Sylvester Stallone and his mother were perhaps his biggest patrons, buying up dozens of works at stupidly high prices.

I mention this because this is precisely what Mr. Zimmerman should do. In addition to his own paintings, he should pay starving art school graduates (of which there is an endless supply), to create works. Then, to be a *bit* more authentic, he should modify those paintings to his own taste and sell them as his own.

Oddly enough, this used to be how art schools run by recognized masters functioned. They would get a dozen talented students to make paintings in the style of the master, then either modify them a little, or not, and sell them under the master’s name. This is how single masters are today attributed to hundreds of works of art, even though they personally did only a typical small number.

I would take it one step further, however, if I were Mr. Zimmerman. I would subdivide works into two distinct styles, one very colorful and pleasant, and the other dark and morbid, “Night Gallery” stuff. This would insure that “his” paintings had the widest possible audience.

He might even have a humorous series done about Obama. Something like depicting them both relaxing in a sauna in a bath house. That would certainly set tongues wagging.


23 posted on 12/17/2013 7:08:13 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: Yo-Yo

Capitalism at work. Its a wonderful thing.


24 posted on 12/17/2013 7:34:17 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: deport
Is there any confirmation that this is the real GZ?

A photo of George Zimmerman holding the painting has now been posted on eBay.

25 posted on 12/17/2013 10:02:01 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I dunno. I think this lowers Zimmerman to T Martin parent’s level.


26 posted on 12/17/2013 10:05:36 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well the words and the color may be George’s but the image sure isn’t:

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&tbs=simg:CAQSZRpjCxCo1NgEGgIICAwLELCMpwgaPAo6CAESFOwDmAPxA8sCwwWsA5kElQHcApMBGiD1qGWP6bOJhbAsV3d32Nu6hYh-p_1pHlICKqs1tqZlmCAwLEI6u_1ggaCgoICAESBPTUFOUM&sa=X&ei=oKKwUrGoBsm92gXl-YDACQ&ved=0CCgQ2A4oAQ&biw=1920&bih=993&q=american%20flag%20waving

Hopefully it isn’t copyrighted.


27 posted on 12/17/2013 11:50:36 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Lazamataz
I so rarely disagree with you....

..but I see this as a win win for George, and not at all in the same league as his.... 'not so great parenting skills'.... parents.

28 posted on 12/17/2013 9:04:18 PM PST by Guenevere
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