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« on: December 26, 2015, 07:00:19 PM »

http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/60632/listrina_underway_target_to_surpass_365_million_in_donations#.Vn7RMBUrLIU

The annual L-Istrina charity campaign is underway, with a target to break last year’s record of €3.65 million in donations.
The 17th edition of the telethon event kicked off at noon, with President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca hailing the “generosity and solidarity unique to the Maltese people”.
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat expressed his appreciation for people who donate from the little that they have to a good cause, while Opposition leader Simon Busuttil called on the public to “act as one big family” to support those in need. Archbishop Charles Scicluna urged the public to “keep the tradition of love” alive in the country.
The event - themed 'Faith, Hope and Chairty' - is being held at the Cottonera Sports Complex.
€1,12 million was collected by 3:45pm, including €150,000 from Bank of Valletta raised through the annual Istrina piggy bank campaign.
€400,200 was raised through the auctioning of 75 Volvo cars that were used to transport leaders and diplomats during last month’s Commonwealth and African migration summits.
Proceeds from l-Istrina donations go to the Malta Community Chest Fund, a foundation operated by the Office of the President that finances cancer treatment for people who cannot afford the costs.

The Archbishop urged the public to keep the tradition of love.
Love to be equated with Money , how spiritually devoid this man can be
is unbelievable.
A God that supposedly created the universe but have a problem with money.

President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca hailing the “generosity and solidarity unique to the Maltese people”.
Well President, the Maltese People is one thing and the Maltese citizens aka as public is another thing.
The Archbishop seems to know the difference .

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat expressed his appreciation for people
who donate from the little that they have to a good cause.
What happened to the good economy Prime Minister.
What do you mean by the little that they have.?                                       

The Opposition leader Simon Busuttil called on the public to “act as one big family” to support those in need
This idiot still thinks that the Maltese population is one family.

As usual the gullible people will invest in their destruction.
 
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2015, 01:23:42 PM »

We have been boycotting this charade of Christian Cretinism for years.
A frenzy of altruism in its most abject form: the buying of a ticket to heaven.
An explosion of ignorance by a Low Quality People, financing their own destruction.

Over 4m Euros going to subsidize the worst Traitors and scum on this Island.
Leeches with no proper accountability, who use poor, deformed or dying individuals to collect money -
just like Gypsies mutilating their beggar children to elicit sympathy.

A National Disgrace - under the patronage of that National Embarrassment.
And in the centre of it all: that most vile, dangerous man in Malta:
spinning his Lies, injecting his Poison: That Eternal Jew : Peppi is-Sefardi



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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2015, 07:15:26 PM »

http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2015-12-27/blogs-opinions/L-Istrina-and-the-Maltese-fanfaron-6736150973

L-Istrina and the Maltese fanfaron

I love Christmas so it’s not because I’m a Grinch that I can’t stand the spectacle of vulgarity and showing-off that is the Community Chest Fund’s end-of-year fundraiser. By the time I sat down to write this column yesterday evening, some €2 million had been collected, and the money was still pouring in. Is it because “the Maltese are so generous”, as one of our favourite myths has it? No, it’s because the Maltese are a nation of fanfarons and so competitive, and this festive shindig raises funds precisely by turning charity into a competitive exercise between fanfarons. The motivating factor is not generosity of spirit, concern for one’s fellow man, or even a sense of civic duty. It’s “let’s see how much we can raise this year”, “my cheque is bigger than yours”, “let’s work to beat last year’s figure” and “let’s show everyone and prove to ourselves just how generous the Maltese are unlike the stingy rest of the world”.

I don’t know about you, but I find that kind of thing perfectly distasteful. It is crass boastfulness and showing off taken from the personal to the national level. That it is symptomatic of Maltese cultural values is correct, but it’s not generosity we’re talking about here. It’s fanfarunagni. Among Malta’s dominant and most numerous demographic, being a fanfaron is not considered something laughable and contemptible, but admirable. Fanfarons are taken seriously. If they are boasting and showing off, giving away money while making a show of it, taking their red Ferrari out for a Sunday drive, talking in loud voices at a restaurant table and making a big production of acts of charity, then they are impressive and successful people. Those whose cultural values are different, who regard boasting with absolute horror and for whom the word fanfaron (Maltese, fanfarun) is an expression of contempt and mockery are now by far in the tiny minority. So when members of this tiny minority shudder at the boastfulness, self-praise and fanfarunagni that is passed off as “Maltese generosity” at this time of the year, they are brushed off as mean-spirited spoilsports.

The worst of it is that all the politicians on both sides of the House feel press-ganged into participating, no doubt because of this very sentiment. And they turn up and express the usual platitudes. But these are not Victorian times and we are meant to have a welfare state supported by taxes, rather than people getting by on charity. Whose responsibility is that? It’s the responsibility of the very same politicians who should be working hard to organise things so that people are no longer dependent on charity. Instead, they turn up – the prime minister included - on the day urging us to donate more and more money to the Community Chest Fund, which then goes ahead and spends it on cancer treatment and other forms of medical and social support which are meant to be funded through the national health and social services but are not. Of course the prime minister wants you to donate as much as you can to the Community Chest Fund. If the Community Chest Fund has €3 million to spend on cancer treatment which should be provided by the national health instead, that gives the prime minister €3 million to spend on trips abroad and on putting party cronies on the state payroll instead.

It would have been immensely refreshing if the Opposition leader had used yesterday’s opportunity to draw attention to the fact that begging, even if it is formalised, and charity should be anachronisms in 21st-century Malta. He should have said that when he is in government he will pull out all the stops to make the Community Chest Fund redundant, and to spare people the indignity of having to beg a charitable outfit for the financial support and medical treatment they should be receiving by right, without favours, charity or begging, from the state. It would have won him respect and support. People who see this annual farce as a dismaying spectacle of begging and showing-off, a patronising Victorian exercise in raising alms money for “the less fortunate”, are in the minority, it is true, but they are the very minority whose respect and admiration the Opposition leader needs.

President Coleiro, in her speech, described the fundraiser, laughably, as “a feast of solidarity, generosity and love of which only the Maltese are capable”.  You would think that she cannot possibly be serious, but she was. She said that with a straight face, and she has never been a woman given to irony anyway. This idea that only Maltese people are generous is one which has found currency among those who can’t face up to the fact that giving money does not equate to generosity, or that charity is somehow superior to civic responsibility. Giving money is one of the easiest things to do; it is certainly a lot easier to giving your time or finding out about people’s problems and actually helping them, rather than throwing your spare change into a tin or, even easier, pressing a couple of digits on the phone that’s glued to your palm anyway.

The reality is that Maltese people are anything but generous, which is exactly why the very same archbishop who went along to the Community Chest Fund fundraiser and asked us to donate also said, in his official Christmas message, that Maltese people should not treat foreigners differently or pay them less or an unfair wage just because they are not Maltese.

“We expect today to be a show of the values that truly distinguish us Maltese from any other people – solidarity and generosity,” President Coleiro said at the start of the event. The operative word there was “show”, and her words really gave away the motivation: it is not about helping others but about showing the world (a world that isn’t looking anyway) how fabulously generous the              Maltese are. It’s a “show of generosity” rather than an exercise in selflessness. It doesn’t occur to the President or to those people who stupidly repeat the untruth that the Maltese are terribly generous that other people in other societies donate money and perform acts of charity the European way: by not making a show of it and ensuring that the left hand does not know what the right is doing. Some non-Maltese people leave legacies to charity, in their wills, that outstrip anything collected in a single year by the Community Chest Fund – but they don’t put out a press release about it.

Daphne Caruana Galizia

Good article by Daphne ,
though I think the Maltese fanfron thing
is the least of the problems in this national farce.

It is corruption , self interest, Jesus poison,
hidden financial benefits, media exposure, and
plethora of hidden aspects .         
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AND FOR THIS PEOPLE AND FOR THE SAKE OF THIS PEOPLE THE IMPERIUM WILL STRUGGLE AND FIGHT
AND NEVER SLACKEN AND NEVER TIRE AND NEVER LOOSE COURAGE AND NEVER DESPAIR
EUROPE WILL RISE BECAUSE IT HAD DONE IT BEFORE
STAND UP WHITE MAN.
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2015, 07:13:14 AM »

‎Albert Borg‎ to Daqshekk ghall-Immigrazzjoni Llegali f'Malta8 hrs ·

.Mela llum tfajt dan il-kumment fuq il-pagna ta' Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca sabiex nikkritika (mhux immaqdar) punt fuq l-Istrina kif qed tithaddem. X'tahsbu li grali ghax ikkritikajt ? Gejt IMBLUKKAT. F'Malta taghna llum jew 'tfahhar' inkella tigi ‘impedut’ milli turi fehemtek, dik hi id-demokrazija li ghandna, dik hi l-libertá tal-espressjoni.

''Prosit Eccellenza, ergajt ippresidejt Istrina ta' INGANN u QERQ ohra. Nispjega ruhi. Mela fi 13-il siegha urejtu clips b'nies morda ...(b'mard mill-aktar gravi) BISS, il-prezentaturi KOLLHA isemmu l-MARD u l-MORDA BISS, appelli minn kull tip sabiex in-nies icemplu halli jigu mghejjuna l-MORDA BISS. Anke hawn fuq din il-pagna issib dawn il-clips ta' dawn il-morda BISS. Naturalment il-poplu b'qalb hanina dahhal idu fil-but u ghen mill-ahjar li seta' KIF GHANDU JKUN. Sa hawn kollox sew, ghax l-ISTRINA ghalhekk bdiet, kompliet u ghada sejra sabiex jigu mghejjuna l-MORDA.

Issa hawn fejn jidhol l-INGANN, min ghada dawn il-flus li ngabru GHALL-MORDA u bi clips li juru MORDA BISS, se tibda hidma sabiex PARTI MINN DIN IS-SOMMA TA' €4,000,000 SER TITTIEHED U TINGHATA LIL NGO's LI M'GHANDOM X'JAQSMU XEJN MA' MARD u MORDA. Iva Eccellenza, li turu clips ta' morda BISS biex tmissu u tweggghu l-qlub ta' dak li jkun halli jaghti flus ghall-MORDA u x'hin issibu l-flus f'idejkom ittuhom lil haddiehor m'hu xejn hlief QERQ u NGANN. Ghaliex ma urejtux UKOLL clips li juru x-xoghol li jaghmlu dawn l-NGO's ? Ghaliex, ghaliex ghaliex ?

X'hemm li jzommkom li ma turux dawn il-clips ukoll ? Minn x'hiex qed tibzghu ? Ghaliex kif jghid il-Malti qed ''turuna d-debba u tqabbzuna l-hmara'' ? Eccellenza, kull ewro li ser jinghata lil NGO's (huma min huma) ser ikun MISRUQ minn halq il-marid. Il-flus INGHATAW u NGABRU bi skop WIEHED BISS, ghall-MORDA. Mhux sew li jsir id-DANDIN fuq it-tv kemm ingabru flus ghall-MORDA, li niftahru li ''tal-meravilja'' u wara jittiehed tal-inqas €1,000,000 minn halq il-MARID. Eccellenza, fi 13-il siegha ma ssemmghiet l-EBDA NGO minn dawk li tridu ttuhom flus il-MARID. Ghaliex ???????

Jien bl-ebda mod ma qed nikkritika l-Istrina u l-iskop nobbli li nholqot ghalih, imma l-INGANN li qed isir dan l-ahhar snin, iva nikkritikah bil-qawwa kollha u b'wicci minn quddiem. Issa jekk tridu tibdlu l-ghan ghal min ser imorru l-flus migbura mid-DONAZZJONIJIET, uru MINN QABEL ghal min ser jingabru UKOLL halli l-poplu JKUN JAF GHAL MIN QED JAGHMEL DONAZZJONI BI FLUSU. Bhala cittadin Malti nistenna kjarifika cara (mhux tidhwir mal-lewza), u bhali hawn hafna ohrajn li qed jistennewha. Il-''karitá ma tfaqqarx'' le, imma l-'ingann' ........''
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2015, 11:37:59 AM »

http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/comment/blogs/60667/when_charity_becomes_a_charade#.VoENlhUrLIU

When charity becomes a charade

If President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca (and I have every respect for her) wants to leave an impact she must look at the long term and see that the governments of today and tomorrow guarantee that those in need and those with no means have the support of the State, not of charity
Saviour Balzan 28 December 2015, 8:31amPrint Version

 There is no question that the yearly fund-raising charity event L-Istrina has become a national tradition. For those unwilling to take advantage of a mild winter and what remains of a beautiful countryside, the alternative is to get glued to the telly and listen to endless litanies of how important it is to donate to charity.
It tallies with the Christmas spirit of being kind, wishing everyone all the best and being charitable to all those who are less fortunate. And of course, for the vast majority, the whole social-political dimension changes dramatically after 7 January.
But there should be no reason why this should not be the case for a very brief period. We are after all sick and tired of reading and listening to political debates.
Life is after all far too short to be taken seriously. 
Having said this, the charity event L-Istrina is welcomed by the vast majority of people.
I have to say, and I have probably said this every year, that I do not share everyone else’s enthusiasm for L-Istrina. I detest it and think it is nothing more than a travesty.
A filmed event where we are invited to watch people and representatives of companies and personalities donate or rather pledge large sums of money for those who are less fortunate.
It is a bizarre event that does not take place only in Malta.
It is even more heart-breaking when one realises that much of the money raised goes into things that should be financially covered by the State, which takes our taxes.
The reality is that the State is effectively in a position to see to all those in serious need of chemotherapy or special medical intervention or in supporting deprived underclass segments of society. It chooses not to do so out of negligence and administrative incompetence. 
We have the money to host costly international events that get us nowhere, so it should be no problem to siphon off that money to pay for some expensive drug treatment.
I hold the view that the State is obliged to see to this.
I disagree with this Americanised idea that health is something you earn to enjoy in its full entirety.
The State is not poor and it could be richer if it ensured that tax collection – the kind of tax collection that does not happen – is seen to. The reality is that over the last years, tax evasion has been pervasive, institutionalised and accepted. Tax evasion is everywhere and at every level.
And, I am sorry to say, I have to spoil the day for Edward Scicluna, but the Finance minister has done little or nothing to encourage an effective tax collection system. If more VAT is being collected, it is because of increased economic activity and not because of a more active monitoring system.
This government continues to be very tolerant to widespread tax evasion and there is also the feeling that in some sectors it turns a blind eye.
So on L-Istrina, last year, €3.65 million was collected: an average of €11 per Maltese adult contribution to the cause. 
At least the recent editions of L-Istrina have shunned from portraying audio-visual clips of those who suffer and are in need. That was disgusting, it was a shameless  portrayal of and play on human suffering, edited to encourage and egg people to donate to charity in a very big way.
The truth is that every year, the 330,000 adults in Malta who have some sort of income participate in evading tax in some strange and ominous way. Some economists calculate that every year, Maltese avoid paying the average equivalent amount of €250 per year in tax. And that is a very conservative figure.
In other words, the government could rake in at least an extra €83 million in uncollected taxes.
And I repeat this is a very conservative figure. 
The amount of money that is left undeclared by the self-employed, professionals (doctors, architects, dentists and lawyers) together with those in retail, rental and construction is shocking. There is of course the illegal trade in oil and other valuable commodities that continue to this day in spite of the so-called revelations in the oil scandal.
The Maltese may be very generous but when it comes to undeclaring their true income, there is no tomorrow. Could it be that undeclared money is financing all the apartment blocks going up all over the country, which still keep rising though few find buyers, or rentals, and most remain empty? For most who build there seems to be no return, but the buildings keep going up.
What I am trying to say is that there would be no need of charity if people paid their taxes, and less need to consider charity a necessity in the Republic of Malta if respective governments were more careful with their spending.
And I know this will hurt, but I see no reason why the President of the Republic should consider her primary role as one concerned with promoting charity and helping those in need.
If President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca (and I have every respect for her) wants to leave an impact she must look at the long term and see that the governments of today and tomorrow guarantee that those in need and those with no means have the support of the State, not of charity.
Raising money for charity is not the job of the President.
I find it similarly unacceptable to see trekkers and bikers and hikers travelling to distant places to raise money for a kidney machine for our public State hospital. Why should private citizens raise money to pass on to the State?
The State has enough money or rather can get its hands on enough money to buy any number of kidney machines.
It would be opportune to start thinking of raising money for some less likely charitable project. A hospital in Sierra Leone, or one in Bangladesh or perhaps a project for displaced Syrians in Jordan.
There is an economic deficit and social void that goes beyond our understanding of suffering deprivation.
Some of these communities do not have clean water for new born to drink, basic vaccines, basic medical support, let alone chemotherapy for the most acute forms of cancers.
A L-Istrina that collects close to €4 million would go a long way to offering a more realisable project.
I am not too sure if all the Maltese and Gozitans would be enthusiastic about such a project, but we can try.
And it would be interesting to see our affluent society (by all other standards and comparisons) giving something tangible to some much-needed forgotten underprivileged society which is centuries from the extravagance of our Island.
Here is a country that has a financial and economic base that should never turn to TV stations to air a day programme which calls for people to give something small to enable people to cover their medical costs.
Politicians of all sides should be embarrassed to participate in these events.
The health budget for 2016 is €466 million, L-Istrina would barely cover three days of health care spending.
Let us start the New Year by understanding that Charity should not cover for policy decisions that rely on charity to cover the costs of exceptional medical situations or unique underprivileged in society.
Surely we have more respect for each other to continue defending the existence of this sham.

Saviour Balzan


I am not really fond of this editor,
but once in a while something good
comes out of his pen.         

I always wonder how people couldn't see the truth
even when it smacks them straight in their face. 

It is not because they are dumb , but because they are blinded
by veils that are put there to block their vision.

It is so easy to fool people if you know what to do
especially if you have control of the Media.
It is actually like Magick  spelled with a k purposely.

It is hearth breaking to see the level at which the Maltese
people reside and vibrate.






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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2015, 06:12:17 PM »


Novelist Immanuel Mifsud says Istrina ‘carnival’ demeans President                           


Immanuel Mifsud compares climax of L-Istrina charity telethon to football league victory, says the 'amateur' display demeaned the President.

Award-winning Maltese author and intellectual Immanuel Mifsud has harshly criticised the climax of this week's L-Istrina as a “carnivalesque” display that demeaned President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.
“While I understand that the President likes to be close to the people and allows the people to approach her, she is ultimately the President of the Republic and not Mary from next door,” Mifsud wrote in his online blog. “That completely amateurish programme rid her of all her elegance, which is a shame as it will serve as great fodder for people who often criticise the President for her wardrobe.”
Mifsud – who won this year’s national book prize for his novel ‘Jutta Heim’ - is the latest critic of the annual show. MediaToday managing editor Saviour Balzan had earlier described it as “nothing more than a travesty”, while blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia wrote that it is “crass boastfulness and showing off taken from the personal to the national level”.
Over €4 million was collected in this year’s annual Istrina charity telethon, and pandemonium erupted on stage as the record figure was announced at the end of the show. The President’s husband Edgar Preca tarted jumping, a band started playing a jovial tune, and balloons were thrown into the air. The President herself was soon swamped on stage by people hugging her and jumping up and down in a celebratory fashion that Mifsud compared to footballers celebrating a cup victory.
“The last time I saw a similar scene was at the Ta’ Qali stadium and at the Rahal Gdid village square,” Mifsud wrote, referring to Hibernians FC’s league victory last season.
Afterwards, one of the presenters handed the mike over to Edgar Preca to dedicate a song to his wife, at which point the First Gentleman tried his hands at a lewd joke.
“I should have dedicated ‘All Night Long’ to her last year [instead of ‘Not Tonight Josephine’] as she kept me awake all night long that day,” he said, before dedicating ‘You’re The Most Beautiful Girl in the World’ to the President.
Mifsud hit out at PBS for its “amateurishness”, arguing that state broadcasters in “normal countries” are examples of excellence.
“The Arts Council recently organised a seminar about excellence in the arts. The carnival I saw at the end of Istrina didn’t only embarrass me, but convince me that we urgently and immediately need to get rid of tackiness on our state broadcaster.”


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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2015, 08:24:36 PM »

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20151226/blogs/l-istrina-bah-humbug.596822


L-Istrina? Bah, Humbug!                           



OK, I get it, the Maltese are a generous lot. Having just forked out a million euro on their favourite political party, just to keep the life-support system of their shoestring TV stations going, they are now in the process of giving even more millions to the annual telethon jamboree called L-Istrina.
There is nothing more heart-warming, more Christmassy then watching people being generous. So seeing a whole nation go giving-gaga should warm my cockles down to the hole in in my socks, right? Wrong!
In my books there is nothing more frightening, more group-thinkingly mad than L-Istrina.
What started as a little side project for the President’s (and previously the Governor-General’s spouse) has become a large behemoth hoovering up the generosity of a nation.
It is a perfect storm of generosity meeting lazy thinking.
Here’s the problem in a nutshell: I want to share some of my good fortune with those less fortunate than myself. However I can’t be bothered to find out who they are. So let’s give to L-Istrina and leave the thinking to them. Deed done, give myself a pat on the back and get back to the celebrations.
In my books there is nothing more frightening, more group-thinkingly mad than L-Istrina
And therein lies the rub: L-Istrina has become the nightmare of many an NGO. Very few of them (save the political parties and the Dar tal-Providenza) have the manpower or size to put up the sort of publicity drive afforded L-Istrina.
None of them can go to the major banks and commercial companies and coerce them into giving big sums of money.
So many of these NGOs find doors closed with signs reading 'Gave to L-Istrina'. They then have to wait at the President’s door, begging bowl in hand, in the hope that something will trickle through.
A few days ago, the Malta Community Chest Fund announced it was giving €900,000 to 66 organisations. These donations were given based on project submissions proposed by these and other organisations. This amounted to approximately €13,000 per project. Hurrah! Let’s pop the champagne!
Well, hang on a moment. Let’s not, for the moment, wonder why the Malta Community Chest Fund sat on such a large amount of money for a whole year.
Instead, let’s ask ourselves how many of these organisations will actually need the money to survive and that they have had to go through hoops by creating ‘projects’ which conformed to the application requirements rather than just stating bluntly what their needs were.
The point is: there are a lot of excellent voluntary organisations out there which do miracles with little resources. They work quietly and diligently helping to create a better society without much hoopla. Some may even operate in your city,village, neighbourhood or even your street.
By all means give to L-Istrina, but please do a bit of research and give an equal amount to an NGO directly. They will appreciate the donation. But, more importantly they will appreciate your direct acknowledgement and appreciation of their work.


Saturday, December 26, 2015, 18:06 by Christopher Gatt

This dude is still deluded though somehow he knows that something is wrong.
By all means stop fueling this National farce and stop funding the wrong people.

I am not against charity or against helping those in need
but I also love to observe the natural laws that dictates life on this planet.

Charity does not mean giving money away for free.
Charity must be done with those who really is worthy of it.
There are many ways to do charity without blowing trumpets.

Give knowledge, services, work , time, tools, ideas,
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AND FOR THIS PEOPLE AND FOR THE SAKE OF THIS PEOPLE THE IMPERIUM WILL STRUGGLE AND FIGHT
AND NEVER SLACKEN AND NEVER TIRE AND NEVER LOOSE COURAGE AND NEVER DESPAIR
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2015, 09:34:15 PM »

Diżappuntati għax ma kinux mistiedna għall-Istrina           



Id-direttur tal-kumpanija tad-drama darC Productions, David Rizzo, esprima d-diżappunt tiegħu għax ma kinux mistiedna biex jipparteċipaw fl-ispettaklu li sar fl-Istrina.

F’ittra elettronika li bagħat lill-organizzaturi tal-Istrina, Rizzo qal li l-kumpanija tiegħu, li għandha ’l fuq minn 70 attur, ġiet eskluża minn din l-attività. “Jien mhux għalija għax mhux se nasal noqgħod niżfen jew nikkumiedja quddiem in-nies għax mhux fin-natura tiegħi però kont nippretendi li l-atturi tagħna jiġu mistiedna.”

Huwa żied jgħid li din mhix festa ta’ kulħadd imma tal-magħżulin. “Tal-mistħija…jiddispjaċini imma mhemmx kelma oħra.”

Rizzo qal li hawn Malta ma tistax timxi ’l quddiem għax l-ipokrezija u l-faċċoliżmu huwa bla limitu.

“Affarjiet bħal dawn huma tal-mistħija u mhuma xejn professjonali, però b’xorti tajba qatt ma ġejna bżonn ħadd u fejn wasalna illum, wasalna bis-saħħa tagħna u tat-tim magħqud ta’ darC Productions,” qal id-direttur tal-kumpanija. 


The director of Dar C production is just a fool, a jester.
He wants his actors to take part in the hypocrisy.
 
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AND NEVER SLACKEN AND NEVER TIRE AND NEVER LOOSE COURAGE AND NEVER DESPAIR
EUROPE WILL RISE BECAUSE IT HAD DONE IT BEFORE
STAND UP WHITE MAN.
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2016, 06:35:08 PM »

http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2016-12-26/local-news/L-Istrina-fund-raising-marathon-in-aid-of-the-MCCF-Foundation-to-kick-off-at-noon-6736168324


L-Istrina 2016: Record-breaking €5.5 million donated in annual MCCF fundraising telethon

This year’s edition of L-Istrina fundraising telethon kicked off today at noon, and reached a record-breaking €5,514,307 donated over 12 hours.

President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca called the result a festival of solidarity, saying that "we were truly united tonight."

"I cannot find a better word than thank you. Thank you to every single person who contributed to this phenomenal sum."...


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We have always been against this charade - Dix Xalata tal-Qhab.
A day long spectacle that brings out the best of this low quality people:
ic-cercurizmu, l-ghajjat, il-fanfaruragni, l-ipokrizija Kattolika - u ma ninsewx, dak is-Sefardi.



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Dina Crispar • 7 hours ago
Good luck and congratulations to L-Istrina. Once again, it has been demonstrated that a mix of pressure on corporate entities to donate and an appeal to the easy emotions of the public produce results. President Coleiro Preca has shown that her predecessor was nothing out of the ordinary and she has outstripped him by a long stretch.

I do not donate to L-Istrina on principle -- I do not participate in anything used by politicians of all parties and their cronies, as well as public officials, to promote themselves. In reality, the sum of €5,514,307 is just a drop in the ocean in the context of Malta's annual budget expenditure and all that is paid for by the Malta Community Chest Fund should be available to all through the official welfare system paid for with our tax-euros. But one has to organize this annual farce -- and cynically involve children to pluck at the heart-strings of the public -- for the benefit of politicians and their cronies and to show how popular the head of state is and that he or she fully justifies the salary and perks attached to his or her office.

If the Maltese public is happy, whom am I to disagree?


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