Saturday, June 22, 2019

Go Fund Me

I was going to say that I am very time poor at the moment and don't have time to post, and I am actually. This will soon change, like next week. I will explain later. Seems I found time anway.

Homophobic prick Israel Folau has started a fundraising campaign for his legal challenge against his sacking by Rugby Australia because of his homophobic and other inappropriate comments on social media. Fools and their money are soon parted and within hours hundreds of thousands of dollars had been raised for his action at the Fair Work Commission. Never mind that he has earnt millions of dollars each year as rugby player. He is hardly poor, yet has brought rats out of the woodwork who are contributing to the attack on Rugby Australia and ipso facto, an attack on gay people. It is quite simple, he breached the Rugby Australia social media policy, he was warned, he repeated it, he was warned again. He was unrepentant and refused to take down the nasty Tweet and so was sacked. That is what social media policy at workplaces is about. This is not about his religious views or opinions. It is about social media and your workplace.

Meanwhile in Western Australia a young lass has cancer and a fundraising campaign has been set up for her treatment. Instinct kicks in and you think, she is far more deserving of crowdfunding than Folau's legal action. Well yes, but no. While judgements might be made about surgery for old people in Australia, not really based on money, but more on outcomes, there is no expense spared by our healthcare system for a child with cancer. While there can be some adventurous treatments available overseas, and some doctors here, like the controversial Dr Charlie Teo who will step outside of standard clinical practice and cost a bomb, and our health system is far from perfect, a child will receive the best care and treatment possible in hospitals in Australia, and generally much loving by staff.

We refused to donate to a good friend's nephew's fund raising campaign after he had a car accident when he was being irresponsible and we knew that he would be well looked after by his state car accident insurance system. This Go Fund Me money raising is rubbish in Australia and Go Fund Me should be there to save opera, old buildings, digitising historical records, protesting against poor government decisions.

 A new one popped up today on Twitter, to fund raise for an organisation to help young people determine what their pay should be and if they are being cheated by employers. It seems to be kind of like an advice line. Sounds good? Hello??? The government already funds one of those and I know someone who has used it with success. It was called Wage Line, but may have a different name now.

There are lots of places where your pounds, dollars and shekels could be donated but don't waste your money on people like the very rich religious bigoted arsehole Folau, or things that we taxpayers already pay for.

Maybe I should set up a fundraiser to write my most excellent blog posts? Except, it doesn't cost me anything and I enjoy doing it.  But you can pay me if you like.

Later edit: Courtesy of our Senator neighbour, Folau drives a Lamborghini with a purchase price of over $500,000.

17 comments:

  1. Folau is a hypocrite as well. I seem to remember him saying that his religion was more important than his very well paid career. It seems that what he really wants is both to be free to say whatever he likes and to get paid very well. And now he wants other people to put the money where his mouth is. Hiss and spit.

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  2. I very rarely donate to things. I mean, I do give charitably, but find the GoFundMe thing unappealing. I have donated recently to Autisn Speaks, instead of giving a present to a friend for her birthday. So many charities these days find very little of the actual cash making it's way to those who need it.
    Cynical, I know.
    I do use Amazon Smile and Donate to the American Cancer Society. A portion of my purchase is donated directly.
    Do not know Folau, but he sounds like an ass!

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  3. I know someone who used GoFundMe and the amount of money that goes to the organization is astronomical.
    Simple he broke the rules, not only once, therefore he should be fired.

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  4. GoFundMe was originally to help parents of sick or handicapped children afford long term accommodation and medical care. How dare Folau push his political and religious views with charitable funds.

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  5. Folau's Lambo was probably funded by his (allegedly) secret gay lover.

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  6. He sounds like a horrible man, but then religion, always a cover for the most hatred.

    I do my homework for donations as so very little finds its way to the cause but promotions and hefty salaries take the lion's share.

    XO
    WWW

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  7. There's another fund-raiser story in our newspaper today. A young couple from somewhere in Europe are using Go Fund Me to bike and walk around wherever they want to, in other countries etc. This is their lifestyle, they don't have jobs and rely on money from his mother who is poor and holds two jobs, and money from the Go Fund Me campaign.

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  8. He's a born again Christian, worse than reformed smokers. The Church must have had kittens when he was kicked out since most of his money goes to keeping that afloat.
    Stunned by opinion of a long standing friend who not only said he should be allowed to say anything he likes but further along in the conversation told me that she wouldn't donate to AIDS research since it was a disease manufactured by the government. To say I was gobsmacked is an understatement. It's like walking on eggshells talking to friends these days.
    Have you heard of the U=U campaign? I'll email you about that as long as you don't yell at me, I'm fragile.

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  9. Did Mr H (? Senator.....was he was returned) pass any comment about this sorry state of affairs going before the court?

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  10. Here here Andrew well said. The rich always cry poor.

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  11. Breathtaking arrogance, isn't it?

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  12. Folau should lower his head in shame. Self-righteous, sanctimonious so and so!!!!!

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  13. I'm not a fan of gofundme. Seems every man and his dog have a gofundme.
    That idiot Folau is a creep to put it mildly. The cheek of him asking for money, and poor innocent souls will give it to him.

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  14. With his previous salary and assets he shouldn't be asking anyone to help him out.

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  15. Oh my god! I can't believe he set up a Go Fund Me site and people actually sent money!!! I need a new body for my camera but after spending a fortune on a new lens can't get it.. does that sound like a Go Fund Me project.. more like a Go Truck You idea 😁

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  16. Oh brother. So many good causes and then when a whacko right winger, at least that's what we call them here, breaks a rule or law, he or she gets massive support fellow whackos. Happens in this country all the time and here, many people do have to turn to social media funders to pay for medical care, or go bankrupt and lose their home, car anything they have.

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