Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cry Me A River!!!




This poor little rich manboy needs your help?

Meg Bates has used Sparks "Give a Little" zero fee charity (sic) website to raise funds for covering costs this poor waif is incurring following the Police exercise of a search warrant at his Wellington Home as part of the ongoing investigation of a complaint laid with them over allegedly stolen emails.
I understand any monies donated and not used for the stated purpose will be used as seed funding for another effort??

According to published information the latest scribblings of the manboy pictured above (pic acknowledged to Radiolive) has sold nearly 20 000 copies and not all of them at the discount rate so suffice to say he and Craig Potton Publishing are ahead of breakeven by more than a bit.

To suggest I find the use of Spark Foundation zero fee fund raiser for this charlatan is a little beyond the Pale rather understates the case.

A far more worthy fund raiser last week  on the Spark sponsored site, raised over $200 000 for the brave lady who suffered a head/brain injury when she intervened in an attempted bag snatch from a complete stranger. Bloody marvelous the sort of charity that makes this country great.
To be using the facility to raise dosh for a political activist suffering inconvenience from the not unexpected fallout of a rather tawdry effort to influence a general election just doesn't have the same ring to it.
But the echo chamber erroneously labeled "The Standard" is trumpeting the raising of around $25 000.
 That is all fine and dandy to raise money for a cause, however I have reservations around the employment of a zero fee website provided by a major corporate as a community service to reward what may well be proved to be illegal activities around blatant attempted electoral influence.

It is socialists in action so I guess it is alright,  sort of in the public interest  if you will, pffft.

14 comments:

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Angry Tory said...
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Psycho Milt said...

Angry Tory: my willingness to host performance art by highly-strung geniuses on this blog ends at the point where you call for people to be murdered. Keep that shit for Whaleoil.

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Edward the Confessor said...

The power of the state is opposed with every fibre of the right-wingers being when used for evil things like poverty alleviation. However, if it's to oppress and intimidate people with whom they disagree, bring it on baby!

Psycho Milt said...

Gah - repair job on my 7:13pm comment:

Gravedodger forgot to link to the "Legal fund for Nicky Hager" Givealittle site, so here it is. I bunged it some dosh this afternoon, on the basis I don't like the cops acting on behalf of politicians.

It would be nice if this comment from Russell Brown were true, but it seems not to be:

I could envisage even people who regard themselves as politically opposed to Hager kicking in to this fund, on the assumption that there are still some small-state classical liberals who have not taken leave of their principles. This is, after all, an indivdual who has been subject to extraordinary state action without being charged with, or even suspected of, a crime.

gravedodger said...

Someone discovers data removed from his computer system is published in a book.
Discovers data not used in the book is then drip fed by a complicit media. Makes a complaint to the police and suddenly it is a conspiracy run by the prime minister.

Tinfoil might be the new gold standard

Nookin said...

Hallucinating again are we Edward? You should have your liver checked and get some bile flushed out. Does wonders for the disposition. You might even stop hating everyone with whom you disagree.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Spot on GD

The Veteran said...

If people want to contribute to a Hager defense fund then so be it.

Saint Nick he is not and never has been ...
but each to his own of course.

Psycho Milt said...

Makes a complaint to the police and suddenly it is a conspiracy run by the prime minister.

Makes a complaint to the police and suddenly the same police who didn't see a sufficient cost/benefit ratio in investigating the complainant's own misuse of stolen data, or in investigating any of the offences described in the book, see an urgent need to put large numbers of man-hours into this case, by acting against someone who's at best a witness but who embarrassed the shit out of the PM and his government. Indeed, who could possibly suspect political influence at work?

Marc said...

Other commentators appear to have missed the point that GD is making - viz. use of a CHARITY foundation to raise funds for a political 'cause celebre'. I too find this abuse totally obnoxious, but do agree that people are welcome to donate to any person they feel they would like to. Just don't abuse the site set up for those people who really deserve some financial help, normally through no fault of their own. Why not use any of the political blogs already in existence to collect or nominate a bank account set up for the purpose.

Ghost Of Greenwood said...

Blubberhole may come to regret the Blomfield smears after the court proceedings pan out. Warren Powell better have written a big fat cheque.

I hope it was worth it.

Barnsley Bill said...

And now I know who you are..
Knock knock....