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    I'm sure that if Bob Geldof emptied his back pocket, a large chunk of Africa could be dragged out of poverty?

    Theres nothing more annoying than celebrities asking you for money...
    It's not as though people in the UK don't already give lots to charity.

    What he proposes seems awfully ill thought-out anyway, just wiping out debt is a foolish move. Africa needs to learn how to be independent so that it can stand by itself in such a competetive world market, giving hand-outs will do very little for Africa in the long run...
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    I dont know anyone whos part of campaign just to get a wristband - anyone can buy a wrist band, theres no test or joining fee! The main part on the campaign is to text, phone and email the people who make the decisions.

    A lot of ppl do it feel better about themselves and feel their making a difference, but i dount anyone is doing it purely to make themselves feel better, its becuase they care about whats going on in the world.

    Ppl going up to Edinburgh aren't going to spend 12 hrs on a coach each way for selfish reasons. Im going because we live in a world of plenty yet most ppl dont get to experience this and are dying every single day. Just remember the response from the tsuanmi tradegy, that happens every week in africa, more orphaned children, less teachers and doctors because they die faster than they can be trained. It sickens me and we need to do something about it.
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    www.globalrichlist.com
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    You ain't whistlin' dixie.
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    In the long run it is better to just let them die. Parts of Africa clearly cannoy sustain the populations inhabiting them,so by giving aid we are just encouraging reproduction adn hindering the path of evolution which would wipe out most of the poeple living there.
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    (Original post by beekeeper_)
    Theres nothing more annoying than celebrities asking you for money...
    It's not as though people in the UK don't already give lots to charity....
    There not asking for money! There asking for time.

    (Original post by beekeeper_)
    What he proposes seems awfully ill thought-out anyway, just wiping out debt is a foolish move. Africa needs to learn how to be independent so that it can stand by itself in such a competetive world market, giving hand-outs will do very little for Africa in the long run...
    Its not just debt relief but better aid and fairer trade. And, they are talking about packages specific to each country, as many ppl forget that Africa is a continent with much diversity within it, and the problems and solutions in each country are different.
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    (Original post by Pepaim)
    www.globalrichlist.com
    Thats quite a foul way to make people give money to charity.
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    (Original post by richardAndr)
    In the long run it is better to just let them die. Parts of Africa clearly cannoy sustain the populations inhabiting them,so by giving aid we are just encouraging reproduction adn hindering the path of evolution which would wipe out most of the poeple living there.
    if we just le ppl die then more the next group of ppl wont be able to susatin themselves either because a large amount of their workforce will have been lost, and thats not to even start on the moral argument against millions of ppl being left to die.
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    (Original post by Pepaim)
    Its not just debt relief but better aid and fairer trade. And, they are talking about packages specific to each country, as many ppl forget that Africa is a continent with much diversity within it, and the problems and solutions in each country are different.
    Good aid and free trade should be encouraged, of course.

    Debt relief is a big NO though, as i said.
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    (Original post by beekeeper_)
    Thats quite a foul way to make people give money to charity.
    make, i dont recal the site making u give any money, just suggesing it! Quite shocking though, hope it didn't touch ur conscience too much! :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by beekeeper_)
    Good aid and free trade should be encouraged, of course.

    Debt relief is a big NO though, as i said.
    But why not? Hows it fair that a nation should still be paying debts run up by and unelected and unaccountable dictator? Most debts have been repaid already many time over but countries have to keep paying because of the huge interest repayments.
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    The best idea would obviously be to freeze or lower interest rates on debt, and to refuse future loans.
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    (Original post by Pepaim)
    make, i dont recal the site making u give any money, just suggesing it! Quite shocking though, hope it didn't touch ur conscience too much! :rolleyes:
    Well of course it didn't touch my conscience personally lol, i don't have an income :rolleyes:

    I'm quite shocked to see how many people are poorer than us though... hmm
    Still, theres a few million who are richer than my parents, and they give to charity, so nobodies pointing the guilt stick at us thankyou.
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    (Original post by Pepaim)
    But why not? Hows it fair that a nation should still be paying debts run up by and unelected and unaccountable dictator? Most debts have been repaid already many time over but countries have to keep paying because of the huge interest repayments.
    Complete myth. I recently heard on the radio that the interest paid by (I think it was the Phillipines) on literally billions of dollars in debt stands at about $50million a year. Peanuts.
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    (Original post by naivesincerity)
    Is that necesssarily a socialist mentality?
    Who other than a supporter of big government would think that throwing money at problems fixes them?
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    I don't think that it's as much about nations anymore - it about the people. The people of Africa have been living in poor conditions and they can't work themselves out of it no matter how hard they try. These people simply are born, work all their lives, and then die. They miss out on many luxuries in life that we in the Economically developed nations take for granted. Personally, I don't see why these people shouldn't be allowed to have the standard of life that is considered acceptable here in the West..
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    It makes me laugh the way people are always finding excuses not to do things, reasons not to support certain causes. I don't have a particular opinion about Gedolf et al but im certainly not about to condemn the man for trying to actually do something, whether he's celebrity or not, i respect him for getting off his arse and doing something, whether or not what he does do will actually make a difference.
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    Who other than a supporter of big government would think that throwing money at problems fixes them?
    Thats strange considering the left has been saying for years that constantly throwing aid at Africa wont make a difference, and will in fact worsen the problem.
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    (Original post by kingslaw)
    Thats strange considering the left has been saying for years that constantly throwing aid at Africa wont make a difference, and will in fact worsen the problem.
    And yet the left has been the one doing the throwing. A bit hypocritical isn't it?
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    And yet the left has been the one doing the throwing. A bit hypocritical isn't it?
    What are you talking about? Insistence on aid has very much been the territory of the moral right - those that believe there is nothing inherently wrong with the neo-liberal agenda that the global economy (without little choice) currently adopts, we just need to be a bit nicer and dig a little deeper into our pockets...

    The left (well, most sections of it) have been unanimous for years the neo-liberal economics is the biggest enemy of Africa, and whilst strict adherence to it is forced upon them by the IMF and other such bodies, no matter how much aid is thrown at the problem, it will never be eradicated.
 
 
 
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