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Sad, but true. But at least it's not as absurd as some of the more frivolous crowdfunding campaigns started by people who want things like "funding for butt-lift surgery." :heh:

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Greek defense minister makes crowd-funding plea to afford new warships
By: Sebastian Sprenger   7 minutes ago
COLOGNE, Germany – Greek defense minister Panos Kammenos has asked wealthy citizens to help fund new warships for the country’s navy.
“We now need the great donors and benefactors of our country,” Kammenos was quoted by local news outlet as saying in a Dec. 6 speech at the Naval Academy in Piraeus. “I call on Greek ship owners and all Greek citizens to assist in the national effort as of January 1, 2019, when the bank account will open to support the Navy and purchase new frigates and a flagship.”
Kammenos said he would personally make a contribution to the fund.
His speech made reference to George Averoff, a 19th-century Greek businessman whose fortune helped fund a warship in 1910 that was named after him.

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