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CEO's and Politicians sleep rough to raise money

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 07:16 PM
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CEO's and Politicians sleep rough to raise money


www.abc.net.au

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has joined CEO's in Melbourne, while Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has joined Commonwealth Bank CEO Ralph Norris in Sydney.

Mr Norris was an eager first-time participant in the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout, which by mid-Thursday night had raised more than $3.6 million, well on the way to the $4 million target.
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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 07:16 PM
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Hopefully this is in the right forum

I think it's time we look at some decent news stories about our elites. This is in Australia, and happens every year. Sure, perhaps they do bad stuff, but they aren't all evil. I know people who hate them, will always hate them, but perhaps they aren't quite so inhumane?

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 07:29 PM
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And of course this will get no reply since it doesn't fit into everyone's world view



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 07:59 PM
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Where does this money go to benefit the homeless?



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 08:00 PM
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Wow, that is a lot of cash to make. Banking and politics not paying like it used to and they're out begging (joke)!!!

Honestly, these are just publicity stunts. If they really cared then their prime objective would be to give power back to the people as a true democracy, with voted representatives under strict manifestos that they were voted in on doing their jobs instead of being puppets of Corporations.

Things are getting really bad, have you noticed??? Like there is anger and revolution all over the world. There are natural and man made catastrophes all over the world. People are going hungry even in the West now. The proverbial S has HTF.

It is a bit late for nice little one night charity events where the money never ends up where it is supposed to go anyway and usually ends up back in a rich man's pocket.

Politicians and CEOs are just about the most disliked of all people right now the world over. Why? Because they have stolen and stolen and did not care about us and sold us out!

I personally don't hate anyone. However I despise utterly with contempt the actions of these people.

Infact, for homeless people this is just plain insulting. It just twists the knife a little more. The times for litttle media shows of a pretence of momentary compassion are over and means nothing.


edit on 16-6-2011 by Revolution9 because: clarification

edit on 16-6-2011 by Revolution9 because: spelling



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 10:04 PM
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It goes to St Vincent de Paul (or Vinnies).



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 10:08 PM
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Of course i've noticed, nor am I pretending it makes up for anything. However, we only ever get negativity, hearing they just want to ruin us. They don't have to do this. If they didn't care at all they wouldn't. I'm not saying they are blameless. But this is not just a one off, they did this years ago too. Also these problems aren't really as widespread in Australia, yes there is some trouble, but no more than usual.

Also i'd argue they are so disliked, because it is easy to blame the faces, when we are as much to blame for buying their products instead of local, or voting for the same old parties instead of new candidates and movements.
This isn't about these men being saints or not having done wrong, it's about countering the negativity of the world.



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 10:16 PM
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We had celebs, royals, company owners and the like doing the same in London last year as well as some reporters and raised a lot of money doing it.

It's good to hear and a great publicity stunt but the thing that sucks about it is that for one night, the public will give money but then immediately forget the homeless problem that plagues every nation of the world. These people need more than just one night of generosity to help them.



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