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Old 11-17-2012, 04:37 PM
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Default "Jungle Gold" on Discovery....dumb show...

Does anyone else enjoy watching the ex MMA fighter lose his life savings by mining gold in Ghana?

They spend more money flying back and forth statesides than mining.
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A shame what the Discovery channel has become,
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Watched it last night and it made me feel pretty good about my life. Those guys are stupid, stupid, stupid.... If your working in a mine are you going to wear designer clothes all day. Your 80k excavator takes a dump so you leave it. Idiots.
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There is a reason that they are a million in the hole.
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If he makes it in Ghana, he can truly say "he built that". That's what it was like for entrepreneurs back in 1840's America.

Quite unlike today.

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So who is smarter the guys who went to Ghana or Todd Hoffman?
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It's funny this is a thread on here. I just watched all 4 episodes on TV tonight. I have mixed feelings about the show. It's typical Discovery Channel where they over dramatize everything. They have $0 yet can fly home when needed, their investment money has run dry yet they can still pay workers, the mechanic, for fuel and parts. At the last episode they had "$9" left before selling their gold for only a few thousand and had to pay the fuel bill ($1200), the landowner ($2000??), and claim owner (25% aka $1000) and had enough money to cover it all.

I'm not sure how much of the show is actually true but I would say if I ever became financially comfortable and then was suddenly $1mill in the hole with the bank banging on the door I would do all that I could to support my family even if I had to pave roads to dig for gold. They keep saying they have no money and have to send money home but do their spouses have jobs? I do applaud their effort and hope they do get back on their feet. The situation is one I hope to never have to experience first hand.

All in all I'll probably DVR it and keep watching.....
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I caught a half a program and thought to myself, what a pair of looooosers....then I shut the tv off and left the room....I won't watch that crap again.
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Yep. 8 weeks and they haven't earned a dime. Not to mention they've blown someone else's $150,000. How about this for an idea. Go home and get a job!
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So who is smarter the guys who went to Ghana or Todd Hoffman?
I used to think Todd's father was the biggest idiot.....now I am convinced Todd is the real moron in that family. It looks like that stupid fat ass gained 150 pounds over the winter.
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Why is it that the Hoffman crews are always so far behind everyone else? Even when they get advice from successful miners, they still screw it up.
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I used to think Todd's father was the biggest idiot.....now I am convinced Todd is the real moron in that family. It looks like that stupid fat ass gained 150 pounds over the winter.
Noticed the same when I saw his fat arse this season. Must be from his Discovery Channel paycheck. They darn sure aren't making it mining.
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the hoffmans dont need to strike gold. they make more than 50k per episode and todd has a book deal in the works they say. they pay out a small amount to the crews. this isnt about gold, its about selling advertisments on a tv show by the network that produces it. ernie brown jr , the "turtleman" did one season so far and has a net worth of over a million dollars..he didnt make it catching possums off someones back porch. if they were "normal" people and not slack jawed fucktards without a clue no one would watch. basically this is just the Jersey Shore for rednecks
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the hoffmans dont need to strike gold. they make more than 50k per episode and todd has a book deal in the works they say. they pay out a small amount to the crews. this isnt about gold, its about selling advertisments on a tv show by the network that produces it. ernie brown jr , the "turtleman" did one season so far and has a net worth of over a million dollars..he didnt make it catching possums off someones back porch. if they were "normal" people and not slack jawed fucktards without a clue no one would watch. basically this is just the Jersey Shore for rednecks
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They are paid to go through the process of finding gold and film made up drama.
The hoffman crew. Come on. No way a crew can be that screwed up and not kill someone with all that equipment .
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I know the Hoffman's mine gold too but this thread has gotten way off topic on a completely different and unrelated show.

Wrong crew, wrong country, wrong cause.

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/jungle-gold
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well i can say this i see why its number one watch program everybody watch it in this chat room . what happing to fishing show s???
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The guys in Ghana are idots, but their "mechanic" takes the cake. He's all bent out of shape over the condition of the equipment and that the local bush mechanic shows him up. He can't diagnose or fix squat. The excavator won't run so he changes air filters and can't understand why it won't run. He tells one of his bosses that the "white smoke is burning fuel" and "black smoke is burning oil". No you idiot, white smoke is coolant (unless it's exceptionally cold out, which ain't happening in Ghana), black smoke is excess fuel, blue smoke is oil, any shade tree mechanic knows that. Friday night he was completely dumbfounded by the burned up belts on their trommel. Obviously he didn't align the pulleys. I guess if the mechanic was competent there'd be less drama and they might actually get to mine some gold. Not that the other clowns wouldn't still screw it up.
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The guys in Ghana are idots, but their "mechanic" takes the cake. He's all bent out of shape over the condition of the equipment and that the local bush mechanic shows him up. He can't diagnose or fix squat. The excavator won't run so he changes air filters and can't understand why it won't run. He tells one of his bosses that the "white smoke is burning fuel" and "black smoke is burning oil". No you idiot, white smoke is coolant (unless it's exceptionally cold out, which ain't happening in Ghana), black smoke is excess fuel, blue smoke is oil, any shade tree mechanic knows that. Friday night he was completely dumbfounded by the burned up belts on their trommel. Obviously he didn't align the pulleys. I guess if the mechanic was competent there'd be less drama and they might actually get to mine some gold. Not that the other clowns wouldn't still screw it up.
All of these gold mining shows seem to spend most of their time dealing with equipment breakdowns, bad weather and dumb-arse crew. I guess if it were easy smart people would be gold mining.
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the hoffmans dont need to strike gold. they make more than 50k per episode and todd has a book deal in the works they say. they pay out a small amount to the crews. this isnt about gold, its about selling advertisments on a tv show by the network that produces it. ernie brown jr , the "turtleman" did one season so far and has a net worth of over a million dollars..he didnt make it catching possums off someones back porch. if they were "normal" people and not slack jawed fucktards without a clue no one would watch. basically this is just the Jersey Shore for rednecks
spot on....same as all the other reality shows that people are willing to look "stupid"on. Ask yourself a question....would I be willing to play a fool for a little while for some big $$$ ?
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