Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Well, that didn’t take long. I’ve always said “If you expect the worst from people, you won’t be disappointed”. I got my first “charity” email soliciting “donations” for the victims of Katrina. This came while I listened to news reports of looting throughout the flooded areas.

There are a lot of very very shitty people out there. I sure hope the good ones can help everyone who was hurt by the hurricane, the aftermath, or the parasites that came swooping behind them.

Maybe one of the multi-billion dollar poker sites out there will get a clue and hold a charity poker tournament with the bulk of the entry fees going to the Red Cross or some other legitimate charity in the Gulf region. There’s so much money out there in the online poker world, and so little philanthropy from these entrepreneurs, it would be a breath of fresh air to see one step up here.

Would it smack of opportunistic publicity mongering? Yes, but even opportunistic publicity mongerers can do good things.


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