Crowdfunding or something else

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28-Dec-2016 03:00 PM

morepork

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The Editor

Narta's most recent post begs some interesting questions. Let's focus on crowdfunding for a moment.The popularity of crowdfunding or crowd sourcing as a way of raising money has bought with it increased opportunities for scammers. Crowdfunding is particularly vulnerable to scamming as it is based on trust. You tell your story, and people believe you or not and give you money or not.

Once you have the money you don't need to prove that you used it wisely or in accordance with any kind of prospectus. Obviously individuals can do their own due diligence but usually with the individual amounts donated many people will take the view that "it's only ten bucks" or whatever. So donating through such sites as Kickstarter, GoFund Me and Fundrazer is like buying a lottery ticket, but without proper scrutiny over who wins. 

Meanwhile, you can protect yourself from being scammed by following these threetips from www.consumerreports.com

  • Check the creator’s credentials. Many crowdfunding sites verify that the person has a Facebook page, but anyone can make a Facebook page. Analyze the page: Are the friends real or just “filler?” Are there real-time comments? Does the person have just one social media site or are they listed on other sites? A short timeline might indicate that the page was created just before asking for funding. 
  • Dig into the creator's business background. Has he or she launched other projects successfully or supported other projects? Is there a professional online profile that demonstrates expertise in this area?
  • Be suspicious. Is the person trying to fund the same project on multiple crowdsourcing sites? That could show an attempt to raise as much money from as many people as possible.

Finally if you do donate money through a crowdfunding site take the time to find out what they are doing with your money. Hit them up on social media at least, that will sort the good from the bad.

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04-Jan-2017 02:09 PM

The Socratic Signifier

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Wasn't - alleged -  'cronyism'given as the prime

reason for overthrowing the democratically

elected Government of Norfolk Island???:

You are here

  1. Media Centre
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MEDIA RELEASE

Appointment to the Moorebank Intermodal Company Board

MC 66/16

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate
Senator for Western Australia

16 December 2016

The Government has appointed the Hon Jamie Briggs to the Moorebank Intermodal Company Ltd Board as a non-executive director for a three-year term.

Mr Briggs was a Federal Member of Parliament from 2008 to 2016. During this period, he served in a variety of roles including as Minister in the Infrastructure and Regional Development portfolio.

Mr Briggs’ infrastructure experience is considered highly relevant to the Moorebank Intermodal project and the work of the Moorebank Intermodal Company Board.

[ENDS]

Media Contact(s): Karen Wu - 0428 350 139



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04-Jan-2017 02:20 PM

The Socratic Signifier

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Inexplicably tucked away on a 

departmental website just a 

couple of days before Xmas:

http://www.financeminister.gov.au/media-releases/2016
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05-Jan-2017 09:38 AM

The Socratic Signifier

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Law of the Jungle CAPITALISM

for the peasantry [ie. the rest of us ...]

...& the big fat teat of SOCIALISM

for the political elites [ie. 'Old Mate'

Jamie & Co.]

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05-Jan-2017 12:55 PM

The Socratic Signifier

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QUESTION FOR:  Hon. Gai'Blitzkrieg'  Brodtmann MP, Federal Member for the Division of Canberra [which - inexplicably - apparently includes Norfolk Island]  Shadowy Assistant Minister for Cyber Security and Defence Personnel:

WHEN WILL YOU BE WRITING A 'PLEASE EXPLAIN' LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER TURNBULL ASKING WHETHER SCRUPULOUS 'DUE PROCESS' - IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MIC'S OWN PRE-ESTABLISHED PROTOCOLS - WAS RIGOROUSLY FOLLOWED IN THE SPECIFIC CASE OF THE APPOINTMENT OF FAILED POLITICIAN JAMIE BRIGGS TO THE BOARD OF THIS PARTICULAR TAXPAYER-FUNDED GBE??

vide:

MIC REMUNERATION AND NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE: 

"The Remuneration and Nominations Committee was established on 19 September 2014 and held its inaugural annual meeting on 25 June 2015. 

The committee comprised the following directors:

  •  Kerry Schott (Chair)
  •  Claire Filson
  •  Louise Thurgood (retired 7 May 2016)
  •  Stephen Williams (resigned 12 December 2015) 

  • The board agreed at its meeting held on 26 May 2016 thatremuneration and nomination
     matters would be considered by the board as a whole...
    "


The Signifier

ref.  https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57721a5af7e0ab564bcfc84d/t/5816a27129687f5a8ab537c8/1477878396246/2016-MIC-Annual-Report.pdf

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06-Jan-2017 02:28 PM

Captain Cook

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Morepork - welcome aboard and excellent letter.

Hi there Signifier - back from your christmas holidays I see, and up to your usual muddying of the water with irrelevant posts. 

The issue of Crowdfunding, especially as it relates to RealStew,  the links that Narta has posted, and the content of those links, pose some very pertinent questions for the community. It is after all, members of this community who are giving their hard earned dollars to crowdfunding campaigns. 


Anyone that Norfolk chooses to align itself with, or comes calling with grand statements of how they will free Norfolk, or offering get rich quick schemes should be scrutinised closely. What is their track record? What do they want from their links to Norfolk? Who can independently verify what they have claimed they can do? There are a lot of one hit wonders involving themselves with Norfolk who have poorly presented websites, badly written media releases and whom appear to be lacking in credentials.  


Its very easy to talk the talk, but how many have shown they can actually walk the walk? 

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06-Jan-2017 11:34 PM

The Socratic Signifier

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Whilst Cooky-Kook may be a crude & naif caricature of the fawningnative-comprador-collaborator, whose ilk has featured prominently in every quotidian narrative of colonial subjugation over the last 500 years or so; ... the development of his  'type'   amongst our own people - the Pitcairner-Descendants - is a new wrinkle .... an extremely disturbing cultural pathology ...  - which would have been unthinkable in the cultural milieu within which I was socialized, on-Island, a mere half century or so ago.

For those who may be persuaded that his  'type' 
represents the kind of socio-cultural accommodation which needs to be made with the Imperial-Overlords in Canberra in order to keep the peace - I would strongly urge you to read the following exegesis:
_______________________________

British Journal of English Linguistics Vol.3, No.2, pp.6-12, May 2015 Published by European Centre for Research Training and Development UK (www.eajournals.org)  

AN ANALYSIS OF THE ROLE OF COMPRADOR CLASS: A NEO-COLONIAL STUDY OF A CASE OF EXPLODING MANGOES BY HANIF 

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http://www.eajournals.org/wp-content/uploads/An-Analysis-of-the-Role-of-Comprador-Class-A-Neo-Colonial-Study-of-a-Case-of-Exploding-Mangoes-by-Hanif.pdf

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07-Jan-2017 12:56 PM

Narta

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Oh for heaven’s sake TSS.

If you’re peeved about C-K or Pk taking the stapler off your desk – just go to Stores, and sign out another one. You’ll find they’ll even throw in a box of staples.

Unlike the late NILA, NIFI can afford office suppliesJ. 

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07-Jan-2017 06:35 PM

morepork

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Signifier

You need to stay on the point otherwise you look like some kind of idiot. Are you an idiot, I don't think so, but you appear to be all NIPD has.

This topic began as a caution to people who might be sucked in to giving money to a supposedly worthy cause.

Now surely you agree that this is a worthwhile caution?

So stay on the topic!!!. Who cares about Jamie Briggs.

Jeez - TSS focus... my boy... focus. NIPD needs you. You are the smartest, most intelligent most articulate, best variable font athlete at their disposal. Without you they are nothing... feel better now.

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07-Jan-2017 06:59 PM

Narta

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TSS - did you know that Planters Club patroness Lady Spalding and retinue recently visited her loyal subjects at the Tent Embassy?

Reportedly, she took a peek inside one of the tents, and was so overcome by the fecund miasma issuing from within that she quite swooned.

On regaining her composure, she cancelled all further engagements for the day, returned to the Official Residence, downed a half dozen g & t’s, and had a good lie down.

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07-Jan-2017 07:19 PM

The Socratic Signifier

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Hey Morepork - who gives a shit about your peurile  'cautionary'    stating of the obvious ... certainly not me - I jump freight on the latest topic posted because the so-called 'Editors'

of this forum would never knowingly

laissez-faire an initiating post from my

moniker.


AND I will continue to do so - if you don't like what you read, follow your own halfwit advice & don't read it.



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07-Jan-2017 08:22 PM

morepork

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Hey Siggy, don't get cross now, NIPD needs you, you are the man. But let's not get bogged down. Cooky, Narta.

Surely the people who are donating money to save Norfolk from the Feds need to know what is actually happening.

Siggy surely you are a little cross about the frequent flyers use of your money. Particularly since UN has pretty much buried your appeal and the UK doesn't want a bar of it. Where too next...maybe .. pot luck? at the Kingston ghetto.

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