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    (Original post by john williams)
    yeh thats only because of a small capacity, but just because people dont go to a concert it doesnt mean they dont support helping developing countries. Your argument isnt very good, as even though people will say they would rather have better hospitals etc they also realise what good facilities we have and dont object to helping those in need.
    in fact, i suspect the majority of the population dont even know what live8 is let alone give a faece about what its for.

    my argument seems quite good actually. you've even agreed with it in your post.

    as i said, people are more concerned with their own lives here and now. not about poverty in africa.
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    (Original post by The Basilisk)
    Bob Geldof is a lovely person........
    How do you know?
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    (Original post by Howard)
    More importantly, let's see what sort of people turn up.

    Students.
    Wooly headed academics.
    The beautiful people (ie "the stars").
    Some Churchy folks.
    The Social worker brigade (everybody that gets their jobs from the Observer)
    Some militant political parties (I'm sure Socialist Worker rentacrowd)
    Union members (NUT folks)
    Exteme left politicians (the normal crowd...Livingstone types)
    The Chelsea Dinner Party Set
    A few token politicians from both benches

    In short, a very very very small section of British society is interested in this issue; a noisy minority.

    Go down the Bricklayers Arms and ask the guys that have just come off the
    construction sites if they're interested in saving Africa?
    Yeah I suppose you are right. After all, what would any illiterate git say?
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    (Original post by The Basilisk)
    Woah! Africans aren't poor?
    I didn't mean poor as in monetary wealth.

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    (Original post by thebucketwoman)
    Do you always get your reasoning down at the pub?
    No. But I've always found it a useful port of call if I want to take the temperature of the man on the street. You should try it. Britain isn't one big homogenous Guardian readership you know?
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    Just like to point out that all countries start of just as poor as each other.
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    (Original post by The Basilisk)
    Yeah I suppose you are right. After all, what would any illiterate git say?
    Ahhhh.....so it's only the enlightened student types like you that have opinions worth speaking of. Everybody who doesn't agree is an illiterate git.:rolleyes:
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    (Original post by technik)
    i dunno about you lot, but if im being honest, i cant say the woes of africa have ever kept me awake at night, or made me refuse my dinner because its not right for me to eat while some poor sod starves somewhere else.
    maybe not, but if everyone just realised how lucky they are and donated a small amount more than they current do then the problems in Africa would be relieved a little bit more. Personally it bothers me that people are dying needlessly for the simple reason they were unlucky to be born in the wrong place.
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    (Original post by The Basilisk)
    Yeah I suppose you are right. After all, what would any illiterate git say?
    whos illiterate?
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    (Original post by LC01)
    Just like to point out that all countries start of just as poor as each other.
    No they don't, think about the spread of oil around the world for starters. :rolleyes:

    and why should people die now because of what happened 50 or 100 or 500 years ago... when they can be helped
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Well, let me put it this way; I won't be losing much sleep over it.
    I would. It makes me mental. Shivery. I went to Africa and I saw people with no legs, walking on their hands. You don't have to believe me- I don't blame you... I could hardly believe my eyes.
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    (Original post by technik)
    whos illiterate?
    Anybody who doesn't agree with Bob Geldoff's latest crusade to save the world.
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    (Original post by material breach)
    maybe not, but if everyone just realised how lucky they are and donated a small amount more than they current do then the problems in Africa would be relieved a little bit more. Personally it bothers me that people are dying needlessly for the simple reason they were unlucky to be born in the wrong place.
    i believe in bettering what WE, the british, have.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Anybody who doesn't agree with Bob Geldoff's latest crusade to save the world.
    damn. and here was me thinking i could read and write. im clearly wrong. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Ahhhh.....so it's only the enlightened student types like you that have opinions worth speaking of. Everybody who doesn't agree is an illiterate git.:rolleyes:
    I have said it many times howard, the left wing student pro multi-cult types seem to think they have divine knowledge.
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    (Original post by The Basilisk)
    I would. It makes me mental. Shivery. I went to Africa and I saw people with no legs, walking on their hands. You don't have to believe me- I don't blame you... I could hardly believe my eyes.
    You don't have to go as far as Africa to see that. I do believe you btw; I'm no stranger to third world poverty.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    No. But I've always found it a useful port of call if I want to take the temperature of the man on the street. You should try it. Britain isn't one big homogenous Guardian readership you know?
    Sadly I agree with you, the masses couldnt give a flying ****
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    (Original post by LC01)
    I have said it many times howard, the left wing student pro multi-cult types seem to think they have divine knowledge.
    you dont have to be left wing to understand morality :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by technik)
    i believe in bettering what WE, the british, have.
    why? because you live here?
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    (Original post by Howard)
    How do you know?
    He's so beautiful and lovely and clever and I LOVE Rattrap and I Don't Like Mondays and the video was WELL funny and I love his intelligent speeches and his commitment to his work - but his taste in women was dreadful - remember: never trust a tart. You just have to trust this guy - he's one of the good ones.
 
 
 
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