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Why I won't buy The 'Ebola Charity Song' CD

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posted on Nov, 24 2014 @ 08:34 AM
a reply to: doobydoll

If these performers care so much and want to be charitable why don't they give some of what they've already got

How do you know they haven't ?
And if they did puplically say "I donated $" people would just acuse them of trying to make themselves look good for publicity.
The truth is a lot of self made rich people do give because they are us , it's the born to wealth types who are tighter that a ducks arse.
As for the song , it's cheese , it was 30 years ago but if it helps then that has to be for the good.

After all .... It's Christmas time , there's no need to be afraid ......

edit on 24-11-2014 by gortex because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 24 2014 @ 09:01 AM
a reply to: gortex

"we let in light and we banish shade"

Who's light and who's shade? But only at Christmas time. The rest of the year we can go to hell and be tossed in an ocean full of devouring sharks chewing at rights, our collective wealth, health, wellbeing, education, security, etc.

There are very real reasons to be afraid even on Christmas Day. I wonder what some of our old celebrities from thirty years ago were doing at Christmas time? I'm not very trusting given the kind of Christmas records and sung by whom are busy avoiding justice today (if you know what I mean, wink wink).

It is total illusion and that is why I don't like it. It is like giving a beggar a dollar at Christmas for the whole year then whipping his ass and making his life miserable the other 364 days of the year. That is how corporate monopolistic capitalism is effecting so many areas of the earth as it stands. Unless exploitation is wiped from the face of the earth any amount of charity is liking putting a "band aid" plaster on a wound that will never heal.

Funny how it is called Band Aid! Have you heard Marlon Brando as Kurtz in "Apocalypse Now" using this metaphor? It explains moral hypocrisy and moral terror in a very real way.

posted on Nov, 24 2014 @ 09:10 AM
I'm not too sure of the intricate workings of the organisations, but isn't this the sort of thing that maybe the UN and WHO should be dealing with? If dealing with widespread disease isn't in their job descriptions, maybe they could make some phone calls or something. And if the issues too big for them, I'm not sure that a whip round form the peasants will be enough.

posted on Nov, 24 2014 @ 09:17 AM
Adopt a Donkey, Adopt a snow Leopard, Adopt a Bear, Adopt a Mountain Gorilla, Send a Fiver now and we will fix Ebola. Yeah, Whatever...

Is it just me that's sick and tired of this endless need for cash injections to help alleviate the worlds problems...

What next??...For just a £5 a month you could help save a memory foam mattress from Dementia, add pic of tired old depressed looking piss stained mattress and some sad music. Oh Boo Hoo Hoo, Betty give me that phone and my debit card, this $#*t's gotta stop.

Call me a old misery guts, But I'll Keep my money until such times as i know exactly where it goes.

posted on Nov, 24 2014 @ 09:39 AM
For the record the UN apparently asked Bob to redo the band aid song for African ebola victims

I think the idea is a bit 20th century. I don't know about you but I gave up buying music many years ago. The CD costs £4 but will not be available for a while as there are so few CD manufacturers these days.

The only good thing about this project is that it might keep the publicity higher profile for this awful disease but as a money generating scheme I think it sucks. If the "stars" donate 10% of their next years earnings I might feel a bit more respectful about this project.

posted on Nov, 24 2014 @ 11:35 AM
a reply to: Freeborn

Nothing suspicious? Maybe not in the official reports, not the MSM reports you are basing your opinions on. Keep an open mind and dig a little deeper.

That's like saying there is nothing suspicious about the death of JFK!

posted on Nov, 24 2014 @ 11:51 AM
It also occurred to me when I was listening to an interview of Sia who wrote songs for Beyonce, Rhianna and many more that she makes lots of money just for being the songwriter because anytime the record is played on the radio she gets money from it.
So while the artist makes their money from selling the CD/Download etc... The songwriter makes most of the money off of radio airplay.
So it gets me thinking regarding this "charity" song, all the proceeds of the sale of the song through CD/DL goes to charity but whenever it is played on the radio/tv etc.. the songwriters Bob Geldof and his chronies get the money from that without it going to charity.

Food for thought.

posted on Nov, 24 2014 @ 11:54 AM
Yeah! They aren't doing ANYTHING!

Because, you know... crafting, performing, producing, promoting, and distributing art is nothing, and doing all of this for charity instead of doing it for their own coffers can't possibly be seen as giving.

posted on Nov, 24 2014 @ 12:08 PM
Well at least we can say we haven't turned into a bunch of cynical old gits.

posted on Nov, 24 2014 @ 12:16 PM
You have choices, you can buy it or not.

It's a little bit harsh to run down any amount of money that goes to help/cure Ebola.

For the sake of an argument, if they make 10 million pay off the manufacturing of CD's and all the other costs involved and are left with 5 million then it's 5 million pounds to help out.

It's 5million more than they would have,Yeah the song is #e sung by no marks but every penny helps.

Just my thoughts.

posted on Nov, 24 2014 @ 12:49 PM

originally posted by: woodwardjnr
Well at least we can say we haven't turned into a bunch of cynical old gits.

.. because we don't have any reasons to be cynical do we? ... ..

On Nov. 17, Band Aid 30, Bob Geldof’s British charity organization—formerly known as Band Aid—put out an Ebola-themed remake of Band Aid’s original 1984 charity song, Do They Know Its Christmas? The song raised more than $1.5 million in minutes to fight the deadly disease, and is currently No. 1 on the U.K. album charts and No. 49 on iTunes. But where is the money going?

The answer: It’s hard to tell. On its website, Band Aid 30 promises that proceeds “will be donated to the intervention and prevention of the spread of Ebola,” but doesn’t specify which aid groups it’s working with and why. “No where on the website do they state exactly how the money will be going to fight Ebola,” Sandra Miniutti, vice president of marketing at the charity watchdog group Charity Navigator, wrote in an e-mail to Bloomberg Businessweek. “This, of course, is troublesome.” Bloomberg Businessweek’s requests for more information from Band Aid 30 and Geldof’s office went unanswered.

In interviews, Geldof said that he formed Band Aid 30 at the request of the United Nations, which has been struggling to raise money to fight the disease. In September, the UN announced that it needed about $1 billion to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa; a month later it announced that it had only managed to raise $100,000.

The UN’s Global Ebola Crisis Response program partners with a number of organizations including the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Médecins Sans Frontières (known in the U.S. as Doctors Without Borders). Doctors Without Borders says it has not yet been contacted by Band Aid 30, although it is receiving money from Africa Stop Ebola, another charity song created by Senegalese, Malian, and Ivorian musicians,

It’s unclear which of the UN’s partner organizations will end up receiving Band Aid 30′s money, or if some will be reserved for local government initiatives, too. A recent New York Times investigation found that while all the UN-approved international nonprofits have received their allotment of UN money, only 7 percent of the money designated to go to the Liberian government has been dispensed.

With vast amounts of actual real cash being handed over, the lack of transparency as to where it is going and how much, is suspicious and worrying.

posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Maybe, maybe not...

posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 07:10 PM
"Feed the world"

Somehow I doubt an Ebola victim puking, having explosive diarrhea and wishing for death cares much about being fed.

posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 10:39 PM
Ah so there is another way other than Ebola to make my ears bleed and my stomach hurl profusely ....

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