Rich fail to cough up for Notre Dame Watch

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When Notre Dame was still burning, billionaires and wealthy family-owned corporations around the world promised huge donations to repair it.

As of a few weeks ago, nothing had been received by the authorities from the large highly publicised donors.
https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...h-philanthropy

A few million has now been handed over by L'Oreal (bless 'em) but much less than the 500m Euros they promised. More than 95% less in fact.

The billionaires are now saying they don't want to fund salaries (repair workers need paying, strangely) and they will only fund 'attractive' offers for philanthropy, not the basic repair work. Apparently they never meant it!

The reality behind modern billionaire generosity. They will only part with money if they are in control. In the meantime, they will say they will be doing it, for the publicity.
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Hate it when what they say is notrue dam it!
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It illustrates that virtue signalling can and does backfire badly.
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(Original post by Good bloke)
It illustrates that virtue signalling can and does backfire badly.
It reminds me very much of what happened during and after the great Indian Ocean Tsunami. Billions were promised from all over the world, but depressingly little cash actually made it to those areas affected. As usual, the most effective were the often-attacked aid charities like Oxfam, who also of course lost some of their people in the field. The least effective and forthcoming were governments, like our own, who only grudgingly handed over actual cash under huge public pressure.
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Seems like Notre Dame needs a miracle
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Wish i could say im surprised.. Then again half of these rich toss pots would only donate (if they ever did) for tax reasons im willing to bet.
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May as well knock it down and repalce it with a mosque isn't that the diverse tolerant thing to do?

remember according to Macron and most Left wingers, European people including French have no actual culture...

I think I undertand how race and racism works to know who the biggest racists on the planet are
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How’s this relevant. White people do have culture aswell.
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May as well knock it down and repalce it with a mosque isn't that the diverse tolerant thing to do?

remember according to Macron and most Left wingers, European people including French have no actual culture...

I think I undertand how race and racism works to know who the biggest racists on the planet are
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