Crowdfunding- the case of Bob and Darkie.

Socratus O' Pericles

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This is a remarkable case in the context of the public's response.

{The case is on Change.org which is a petitions website. It brands itself as The world’s platform for change.

Website: https://www.change.org/

They have a series of campaigns on less well known issues such as Protect Tara Hill as a centre of biodiversity in North Wexford.}

Anyhow to the matter at hand..............

This is a very sad story about Bob, a lovely man (87) who lives in a Care home with his close companion Darkie the Schnauzer. Bob moved into the Care home almost 4 years ago with his wife Margaret and Darkie Sadly Margaret became terminally ill and died 2 years ago.It was decided that Bob could continue to live there with Darkie. This dog is the only thing Bob has left to keep him going. He is his reason for living.

That's the nuts of the story, nice elderly guy wants to keep pet dog in Nursing Home. Horrible autocratic management won't let him.

So they're going to move the pair of them.


the bosses are refusing to reverse their decision to keep these two together we need to raise enough money to enable Bob to move to another establishment if need be, where he will feel WELCOME and be HAPPY with Darkie for the rest of their lives together.
Please donate whatever you feel will help Bob stay with his best friend Darkie
Any surplus donations will be donated to Age Uk and Dogs Trust and charities of Bobs choice
Many many thanks for continuing support. We have 105,000+ supporters on the petition now, the response has been overwhelming.
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/savebobsdog


And get this: they have raised £39,062 so far.........................imagine if they put their efforts into housing the homeless, feeding the hungry or providing mental health services for those who so desperately need them.

It's a big ol' goofy world.
 


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I'm prolly the only person in Great Britain and Ireland that's intruiged, tickled and bemused by this story -yet its still in the "Most Viewed " Section-strange days indeed, most peculiar Momma............
 

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I'm prolly the only person in Great Britain and Ireland that's intruiged, tickled and bemused by this story -yet its still in the "Most Viewed " Section-strange days indeed, most peculiar Momma............
Crowdfunding is the 21st century's version of well meaning middle class Victorian women and vicars with there missions to the east End of London, or wherever.
 
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This is a remarkable case in the context of the public's response.

{The case is on Change.org which is a petitions website. It brands itself as The world’s platform for change.

Website: https://www.change.org/

They have a series of campaigns on less well known issues such as Protect Tara Hill as a centre of biodiversity in North Wexford.}

Anyhow to the matter at hand..............




That's the nuts of the story, nice elderly guy wants to keep pet dog in Nursing Home. Horrible autocratic management won't let him.

So they're going to move the pair of them.




https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/savebobsdog


And get this: they have raised £39,062 so far.........................imagine if they put their efforts into housing the homeless, feeding the hungry or providing mental health services for those who so desperately need them.

It's a big ol' goofy world.
But there is no cutsie lovable pet involved in those other stories. Just boring old stark harsh worldie stuff, so it doesn't get the same attention. Take Darkie out of the story and see how much money is raised to keep the Bob in the home.
 

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Crowdfunding is the 21st century's version of well meaning middle class Victorian women and vicars with there missions tot he east End of London, or wherever.
And rescuing prostitutes. :cool:
 

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Crowdfunding is the 21st century's version of well meaning middle class Victorian women and vicars with there missions tot he east End of London, or wherever.

Don't knock it guys, it's one of my sources of income.

Good weepy story - stock photos - bank account in La Paz - sit back and smell the roses


Not quite up to snail farming but....

€20,000 an acre, beef pays much less. Snails have sex with themselves so no semen needed. The future is now:

Gaelic Escargot – Farming Snails in Ireland
 

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Don't knock it guys, it's one of my sources of income.

Good weepy story - stock photos - bank account in La Paz - sit back and smell the roses


Not quite up to snail farming but....

€20,000 an acre, beef pays much less. Snails have sex with themselves so no semen needed. The future is now:

Gaelic Escargot – Farming Snails in Ireland
plant a few snail friendly plants and you will be suprised how many snails can be found in a square foot
 

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So: it's a noble example of mutual co-operation if it's crowdfunding for #hometovote for SSM; but this reaction to a human interest story is "peculiar" and sentimentalism.

People should only espouse the causes that liberals think worthy.
Righto.

(Hope Bob and Darkie get to stay together, btw.)
 

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Don't knock it guys, it's one of my sources of income.

Good weepy story - stock photos - bank account in La Paz - sit back and smell the roses


Not quite up to snail farming but....

€20,000 an acre, beef pays much less. Snails have sex with themselves so no semen needed. The future is now:

Gaelic Escargot – Farming Snails in Ireland
Ha, free range snails. Those battery snails have it tough!!!
 

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In other doggie news…

Man mauled to death by dog during interview with BBC crew

A man has died after being savaged by his dog while being interviewed by a BBC documentary film crew in north London.
The 41-year-old was with a BBC film crew at his home in Wood Green on March 20th when his Staffordshire bull terrier attacked, biting him in the neck.
Have to have a heart of stone etc etc
 

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Well, in the case of the vicars, 'rescuing' prostitutes.
Always enjoyed the accounts of William Gladstone's fervent efforts to rescue prostitutes in Piccadilly. Sometimes he was so keen he would spend hours closeted with them.:)
 

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They've gone Godwin.......260,000 sigs...............



[video=youtube;DQcYdOu1tvY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQcYdOu1tvY[/video]
 

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A search is now on to find alternative accommodation for Mr Harvey.

Arthur Shuter, his advisory, told the News & Star: "Bob’s found a bungalow in Longtown that he is keen to move into.

“It’s in the private sector, but we’ve spoken to the landlord and they’re aware of his story.

“They seem quite keen to have him move in and they’ll let him keep Darkie as well.”

However Bob would require care and support should he move into private accommodation.

“That’s something else that we’ve got to look at," Mr Shuter continued.
[News & Star
News & Star
Newspaper House, Dalston Road
Carlisle, Cumbria CA2 5UA]


Pensioner at centre of care home dog row could be moving to Cumbria



A truly rotten record:

[video=youtube;v044SCWA4LA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v044SCWA4LA[/video]
 


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