AsslessBaboon OP t1_ix2p4k7 wrote

We all need that reminder once in a while. Now you got me in you corner.

And even though it feels like you're alone, I can bet you there's a couple of people in your life who couldn't do without ya. You ain't alone mate❤


AsslessBaboon OP t1_ix2ncq6 wrote

I promise to remind you how the world needs you at least every couple of months. You got my word mate.

This baboon's word is his bond and I intend on keeping it that way. Cheers Guv


AsslessBaboon OP t1_iwtr3kt wrote

Cheers for sharing this mate. Got round to reading them all first thing this morning.

Thoroughly conflicted If i should even leave the post up coz he's clearly not trustworthy, but on the other hand his ego and dodgy ambitions to be seen as a "philanthropic king" might align with Ukraine's need for infrastructure after all the damage from Russia.


AsslessBaboon OP t1_iwqbyu0 wrote

Will look at them as soon as I get home. Cheers

Edit: Finally got around to reading all the articles provided this morning. Damn this guy is a limey dodgy megalomaniac for sure.

I stand corrected. Ukraine & Zelensky should certainly be careful with him. I hope that his ego in this case aligns with Ukraine's need for the infrastructure.


AsslessBaboon OP t1_iwq2dp0 wrote

According to the article

>The “Ukraine Green Growth Initiative” was hoped to grow to US$100bn, seeding investment in energy and communications infrastructure to transform the nation into a “digital green economy” in the recovery from the Russian war > >Forrest’s investment of US$500m (AUD$741m) was the first announced component of the fund which was expected to grow to a minimum US$25bn and up to US$100bn. Forrest’s contribution would come from the Tattaran Group, the investment company operated by the mining magnate and wife, Nicola.


>In 2013, Andrew and Nicola Forrest, his wife, were the first Australian billionaires to pledge the majority of their wealth to charity in their lifetimes.[7] He had earlier stepped down as CEO of Fortescue Metals in 2011.[8] Much of the Forrest's philanthropy has been through either the Minderoo Foundation (focusing on education and Indigenous Australians) or the Walk Free Foundation (focusing on ending modern slavery), both of which he established. Forrest has been accused of avoiding paying company tax, having revealed in 2011 that Fortescue had never paid company tax > >After stepping down as chief executive officer of FMG, Forrest noted that he had been spending more than 50% of his time on Indigenous philanthropy.[8][73] Forrest became an ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.[74] Encouraged by the philanthropy of the Rockefeller Group, Warren Buffett, and Melinda and Bill Gates,[75] Andrew and Nicola Forrest established the Australian Children's Trust in 2001.[69

Other than the usual billionaire tax dodges which is sadly the norm, I can't seem to find what you're saying. Kindly assist with sources please

Edit: thanks to all who assisted with info on this dodgy arse character. Desperately trying to be optimistic after reading about his track record. His word should clearly be taken with a huge lump sum of salt.


AsslessBaboon OP t1_iwpyyko wrote

Dude. Why are you so triggered by this post?

The guy has been in Ukraine for a week with Zelensky trying to make this happen. Even Zelensky has spoken out about happy he is for this initiative and for Ukraine in this regard.

Edit: for those not reading past this comment. Let me assist by saying, some helpful redditors provided me with in depth info from legit sources on Twiggy and I stand well corrected. I only leave my initial comment as is because it's a teaching moment for people who might have had the same thought process as I did.


AsslessBaboon OP t1_iwpyjb6 wrote

>Volodymyr Zelenskiy says ‘communist-era rubbish Russian infrastructure’ will be replaced by latest technology and fund will accelerate country’s economy

>Australian mining billionaire Andrew Forrest will commit $740m to a global Ukraine investment fund for reconstruction, with the president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, claiming it could see the country become “the fastest growing economy in Europe, if not the world”. > >The “Ukraine Green Growth Initiative” was hoped to grow to US$100bn, seeding investment in energy and communications infrastructure to transform the nation into a “digital green economy” in the recovery from the Russian war > >“Andrew and I have agreed we will not replace communist-era rubbish Russian infrastructure, instead we will leapfrog to the latest technology,” Zelenskiy said in a statement on Thursday. “We will take advantage of the fact that what the Russians have destroyed can readily be replaced with the latest, most modern green and digital infrastructure.”

Good to see some good news for a change. Hope it gets done asap so that Ukrainians can enjoy the amenities we sometimes take for granted after the war