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In August of 2005, after years of frustration with public figures, I finally became enraged watching Ellen Degeneres lie to an audience full of unsuspecting consumer junkie morons too stupid to realize that they were being played by yet another greedy celebrity talk show pig hired by NBC and paid millions for her ability to hook them on the latest batch of over-priced crap. They even let her get away with endorsing Countrywide, a known predatory lender partially responsible for causing the artificial inflation and sudden collapse of the housing market. Yes, THAT Countrywide. She stood right there and endorsed it with a smile. Oprah Winfrey and Dr Phil did as well.

It was crystal clear that not a single one of those audience members had a clue about the growing concentration of wealth, the shrinking middle class, the related economic instability or the domino-effect of socioeconomic issues resulting from it.

Since then, I've been doing everything within my power and within the law to help offset the deliberate dumbing down of America for maximum profit.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

It should have been clear to CNN and everyone else WAY AHEAD OF TIME that Madonna's 'Raising Malawi' charity was riddled with fraud and inefficiency.

This one is another re-post from December of 2009. It was posted long before Madonna's 'Raising Malawi' charity was finally reported to have wasted, squandered, or lost millions while accomplishing virtually nothing it promised. The charity did finally re-organize it's operation, secure MORE funding, and work with a number of more legitimate charities to help build a number of very small and modest schools in Malawi. That should have been the strategy from day one. But again, that would have been too boring for the Material Girl. Like Oprah Winfrey, Madonna wanted her multi-million dollar shrine. This entry was just one of many attempts I made to get through to Madonna's ignorant fans and supporters in the years leading up to the reported failure and reorganization of 'Raising Malawi'. I was a regular on the RM website until the option to comment was finally removed.

Part 1. December 2009..

I allege that Madonna is not the primary donor for the Raising Malawi foundation, the Success for Kids foundation, or any other. I allege that she is not even paying for the 'school' or the 'electricity' that she has already promised for Malawi. I allege that her claims of generosity are terribly misleading. PROOF: The Raising Malawi foundation was founded in '06' by Madonna and Michael Berg. This according to Madonna herself. In early '08', the Raising Malawi foundation issued a statement claiming to have raised 3.7 million along with Gucci from a single event. The money (net gain) was never accounted for however, the event itself was promoted and praised in the name of 'humanity'. Specifically, the Raising Malawi foundation. Around the same time, Madonna released a statement along with Raising Malawi promising to build a $15,000,000 'all girls' school in the impoverished country.

In October of '09', Madonna released a video pleading with her fans worldwide to support the Raising Malawi foundation along with a promise to 'match' any contributions made. There was no catch of any kind mentioned in that video. However, there have already been two disclaimers posted on the Raising Malawi website, which limit Madonna's total 'match' liability to $100,000 and $150,000 (Less than 1/10 of one percent of her own multi-hundred-million dollar fortune. Less than 2% of the total reported cost to complete the school in Malawi.). It was reported in November of '09', that Madonna secured a $7,000,000 donation from Brazil's richest man, multi-billionaire Eike Batista. This in order to meet a 'goal' of $10,000,000 for a new Success for Kids foundation. Which by the way, hasn't even been registered yet. Its also been reported that Madonna has 'raised' (Thats raised, not donated.) 5.5 million 'yearly' for the Raising Malawi foundation and that assets held were already in excess of $23,000,000 as of August. This was before the latest video in which Madonna pleads with her fans worldwide for more. Finally, Forbes has been publicizing an annual list of the 'most generous' or 'top giving' celebrities for at least several years that I know of (All greedy, over-demanding, over-paid, filthy-rich, obscene wealth concentrating hypocrites.). Even Rush Limbaugh made the list with contributions of just over $4,000,000. Madonna has never made the list. Not even once. Not even close.

I allege that the 3.7 million Raising Malawi claimed to have raised along with Gucci from a single event in early '08' (The grand opening of their new flagship store in New York.) has never been accounted for. I also allege that the Raising Malawi foundation didn't even register as a 'non-profit' until early '09'. PROOF: This has been reported several times by the mainstream media. Fox News did at least one segment on the story making reference to both allegations. The Insider made reference as well. Others have been made by lesser known media outlets. All of which could have been held liable if the specific claims were proven to be false. They were not. In fact, there were calls throughout '08' and '09' for some response on the part of Raising Malawi. There has been no answer. Not even to refute the claims. In August of '09' there was finally a report that Gucci had filed a 'timely' claim to have donated "just over" $3,000,000 to Raising Malawi but no 'net gain' has been reported or confirmed. There has been no report of related expenditures on the part of Raising Malawi and no indication of how any 'net gain' may have been spent. Not even on the Raising Malawi website. I also allege that no itemized progress/efficiency report has been posted by Raising Malawi for any time frame after three full years of fundraising and that they have still failed to earn a decent (or any) rating from any independent charity watchdog. PROOF: Again, Madonna herself claims to have founded Raising Malawi with Michael Berg in '06'. The 'impact' page makes vague references to 'progress' made to date with 'invaluble partners' operating in Malawi including over 20 seperate entities. Each of which have their own sources of funding. However, no indication is made what portion of that 'progress' was actually funded by Raising Malawi. Not one single cost is accounted for. There is no 'dollar in dollar out' report posted for any time frame.,, and (Better Business Bereau) are the most well known and thorough charity watchdogs evaluating and rating literally hundreds of non-profits (Although is more forgiving in general. They also have a conflict of interest. They sell commercial ad space.). As of 12.27.09, no rating has been given for Raising Malawi. I realize that Raising Malawi didn't even register as a 'non-profit' until early '09' but they were founded in '06'. They started raising funds from day one. They have never explained why it took so long to register as a 'non profit'. They have still failed to open their books for review. Not for any charity watchdog anywhere and not even for their potential donors. There is no independent rating posted anywhere, no accreditation of any kind on the Raising Malawi site, and none given by phone (888-72-DONOR)..

I allege that although Raising Malawi appears to operate within the law as a 'non-profit' (Which means only that donations are not converted or payed directly to owners or shareholders.), there are ulterior motives, marketing gimmicks, and actual (real world) profits being made as a direct result. PROOF: There is a claim made on the Raising Malawi site that by purchasing the pendent shown on the homepage, you actually support the 'non-profit' foundation. However, the phrase "shop now", which is actually an active link, takes you directly to a specific page of an online 'for profit' entity where very expensive high-end jewelry is sold. The option is present to purchase not only the specific piece from which profits are donated, but also the entire line. You could literally spend $100,000 on that site with not a single dime going to charity of any kind. Simply by skipping the option to purchase the pendant shown and purchasing other items instead. These are the very same items sold at high end retail outlets around the world. Which just happen to be posted right there onsite. Also on the Raising Malawi site, there is an option to purchase the 'I am because we are' DVD. There have been claims made by Madonna that she produced the DVD in an attempt to make people 'aware' of Malawi. However, the price listed on the subsequent page is right around average for any Hollywood blockbuster. In fact, you could actually find a better deal elsewhere. Again, the devil is in the details (Which you are not expected to consider.). The active link takes you directly to another 'for profit' entity where DVDs are sold 'for profit'. No specific claim is made on either site that profits are donated anywhere. Not even for the 'I am because we are' DVD. In addition, Madonna actually founded Semtek Films. Another 'for profit' entity which has also mass produced several other projects, starring, directed, or written by Madonna. Finally, it is well known that profits for mass produced DVDs are in general, astronomical.

Part 2. December 2009..

I have just posted solid evidence to support several of the most serious allegations I have made against Madonna and the Raising Malawi foundation. In addition, I allege that like many other big celebrity/big business foundations, Raising Malawi to date has been inefficient and riddled with corruption. Actually charging private jet rides, super exclusive 5 star accomodations, and other unnecessary perks directly to the 'non-profit' foundation itself. I fully expect Success for Kids and any other 'charity' closely affiliated with Madonna to operate the same way. Effectively giving Madonna and others the privelage to travel this mostly poor, but beautiful world free of charge. Flying, dining, bathing, and sleeping 'First Class' in some of the most exotic locations and exclusive resorts in the world. Which in another example of profound injustice, just happen to exist and operate in some of the poorest. Even Africa. Even Brazil. In most cases, the vast overwhelming majority of locals can't even hope to afford such accomodations for a single day. They find it difficult enough just to survive. But Madonna (Currently worth over $325,000,000 and counting.), not only can, but does take full advantage of such injustice. Not only concentrating even more of the world's wealth and thereby causing more poverty, but fully exploiting the non-profit laws more for her own good than anything else. Although I admit making some of these later allegations by reading between the lines, I feel strongly that they will be proven in time. .

Mark my words: The Raising Malawi foundation has been operating much like any established government for over three years. Basically within the law but riddled with corruption. Of course, I don't have their books. I can't tell you what specific accomodations were made for Madonna in Malawi when she flew in to plant a tree (photo-op) in October. I can't tell you where she stayed for that week, what exotic food she ate, what karat of gold she sat on to expel her waste, or what exclusive brand of tissue was flown in for her to wipe with. I can not tell you how much any of it cost. But I can assure you that it was all covered in the name of 'humanity'. There will be many more private jet rides and super exclusive accomodations for Madonna provided in some of the most exotic locations in the world. Not noble, necessary, or efficient by any stretch of the imagination. Still, these incredibly expensive perks will be demanded by Madonna and payed for by those foolish enough to support her 'good will'. Of course, there will be more free publicity and further profits made with each and every 'humanitarian' effort. Which as usual, will be publicized at critical (commercial) moments in time. Which again, is the very motive to begin with. This is what 'charity' has become all too often in this world of Earth shattering greed, vanity, and hypocrisy. Good Will has become Big Business.

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