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    Time to deletion 8 minutes.

    I believe the Chinese, North Koreans, Vladimir Putin and Ron Shore have all adopted the same standard for free expression. After all, it's not as if anyone is threatening him - just asking for an answer.

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    Default He is selling the same eagle he claims to be giving away!????

    OK, seriously, this is ridiculous. I looked up the Fort Langley Studio referenced in en earlier post on this page. Here's what it says, copied and pasted. HE IS SELLING THE SAME EAGLE HE CLAIMS TO BE GIVING AWAY!???? WTF. It's titled "Phoenix" and is the same eagle shown on the cover (which he says is the under-appreciated Chapter 5 prize):

    Text is below, here's the link. If this doesn't suggest a credibility issue I don't know what does.

    Phoenix
    The 24kt. Gold plated Bronze eagle is the eagle shown on the front cover of the best selling book the World’s Greatest Treasure Hunt. It was Created by Canadian Artist Kevin Peters.

    It weighs an estimated 12 pounds and is 24 kt. gold plated. The Head is finished in a bright Nickle Finish. The breast of the eagle is finished with 169 cubic zirconia and the eyes are 1.5 ct. cubic zirconia. This sculpture is the original concept piece for the Maltese Eagle valued at $5.7 million.
    It took over 300 hours to complete this piece. The name of the piece is "Phoenix" and is being sold for $24,880.

    This sculpture is stored off location. Please make an appointment to purchase.

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    Gone. Never got to read it.

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    Should have given it to Annika since it is titled "Phoenix."
    How are these winners of the silver eagles not being taxed. I gurantee that if I won, I would have to pay 28% federal tax on the "artistic value" and would end up losing money since the "real value" is less than $8,000.

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    Well, I guess the clock is ticking. Win Chapter 5 before someone buys the prize you would have won. But it's all good since it's for charity and you get a trip to Houston.

    I guess I have to ask the unpleasant question, if someone would sell and give away THE SAME EAGLE...can you trust that any money at all is ever, has ever or will ever go to charity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrigan View Post
    I guess I have to ask the unpleasant question, if someone would sell and give away THE SAME EAGLE...can you trust that any money at all is ever, has ever or will ever go to charity?
    Easy now... put down the pitchforks for a minute. I live near the museum/gallery that was consigned to sell these pieces. They were shown at the museum early this summer so it's not like he put them up for sale after annoucing it as a prize for this chapter... more like it didn't sell so maybe I should give it away. I can assure you the Gold Eagle is real! So what if he might ( and I mean might because none of you know for sure) be having a little liquid cash trouble, he's still trying to keep this thing going. And think for a moment about all the work he puts on to present the eagles to the winners so far... doesn't strike me as someone trying to scam anybody.

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    I've exchanged a few e-mails with Ron today to ask why my comments were deleted and why I've been stopped from posting. Apparently the page has been locked for everyone until he can release more information, hopefully after the weekend.

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    In the midst of all this, I understand rejections were issued. I am wondering if Doc will tell us how he did? I mean that question in the nicest way. Although I don't believe any of this can be solved except with FB clues, I respect Doc's persistence and creativity, so I would just like to know.

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    Morrigan,

    My answer was rejected, and I was honestly surprised. I had done two things incorrectly: I had the wrong arrangement of the missing six letters, and I had ignored the final key because I didn't understand it: RIGHT ONE. I wrongly assumed it was a confirmer for the solution, which it is, but it was also telling the questor that the 'right = 1'.

    This particular chapter has its answer entered into the map in reverse fashion. After you do this, the solution confirmers are in position.

    LAST KEY DIRECTIONS = ANSWER IS RIGHT

    The 'last key' is the I WON key. It has three parts:

    I crossed the finish line.
    I got the brass ring.
    I won.

    An X, an O, and a II.

    Weren't you a tad bit surprised to see A TEN at the beginning of the first chapter solution and CHAT show up at the beginning of the chapter four solution? There's something at the beginning of every solution, and it relates to an 'X'.

    'I crossed the finish line': The 'finish line' is referring to your finished line of 1-20. 'I crossed' is telling you the first is 'crossed'--it's related to an 'X'. It's the first of the three confirmers that your solution is correct.

    We don't need anymore Facebook clues. One hundred percent certain.

    What I really need are faster rejection notices in case something else is awry. LOL.

    Have faith, Morrigan. If the cash flow problem the hunt is experiencing can be corrected, I want to light a bonfire to get the rest of these chapters solved in relatively short order. I've solved chapters 1 and 2, and I'm gonna work pretty diligently on 3 and 4.

    Scouring the chapter for clues is a pointless exercise. The solution mechanism tells you exactly what you have to obtain from each chapter to begin the process of solving a map.

    Hang in there,

    Doc

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    Quote Originally Posted by macphisto View Post
    I've exchanged a few e-mails with Ron today to ask why my comments were deleted and why I've been stopped from posting. Apparently the page has been locked for everyone until he can release more information, hopefully after the weekend.
    The facebook page does not seem to be locked. I have been commenting freely for the last 24 hours trying to lighten things up a bit on the facebook page. That being said... Unless you were threatening or abusive in the comments, I find it pretty unacceptable that you have been blocked.

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