Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

“Speed is a poor substitute for accuracy.” -- Real, no-shit, fortune from a fortune cookie

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys in the ground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Amazon to Charities: "Fuck You Guys, We're Keeping That Money."

Amazon is ending its charity donation program by Feb. 20, the company announced Wednesday. The move to shutter AmazonSmile comes after a series of other cost-cutting measures.

Through the program, which has been in operation since 2013, Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to a charity of the shopper's choice. The program has donated over $400 million to U.S. charities and more than $449 million globally, according to Amazon.

Amazon launched a driver tipping promotion on the same day it got sued over tip fraud "With so many eligible organizations — more than one million globally — our ability to have an impact was often spread too thin," Amazon said in a letter to customers

Gentle Reader, that's just a bunch of bullshit. The donations for 2020 were over $60 million, according to Amazon's pet news organization. That's a goodly chunck of change that the rapacious entity of retail wanted for itself.

And the Almighty forbid that the customers might have even a little say on charitable donations! Horrors if they direct donations to entities that are not politically correct in the eyes of Lord Bezos and his minions.

The ending of the AmazonSmile program is just yet another example of corporate greed. There is not a single largish corporation in this country that does anything that is not of absolute benefit to itself. Even if they deign to make a charitable donation, they will likely spend more money on press releases and advertisements proclaiming their goodness than they gave.

Corporations are psychopathic entities and they are run by such people who, if they weren't borderline sociopaths before going to work there, are molded into them. Neighbors care more about what happens on their streets than do corporations, who are more than willing to screw their workers if it gets them a buck.

So Amazaon ending a charitable giving program so they can keep that 0.01% it cost them from their gross revenues is about par for the course.


seafury said...

Don't think Jeff Bezos's golly shucks smile in most of his pictures. Think Andrew Jassy. He's the CEO now.

B said...

SP no one is keeping you or any other person form donating money to the charity of their choice.

Comrade Misfit said...

True, but when the prices were close, I did factor in that Amazon supported charities. Now, not so much.