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Old 02 July 2005, 10:07   #1
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Live 8 sham

Just caught some of this on TV - just can't believe how many poor misguided people there are out there. Along with all the protesters at the G8 summit.

No doubt once the show is over all the people will go back to their cosy little lives in their BMWs and Mercs.

The really big stars are the worst - people like Mcartney and Maddonna - wonder how much of their millions they will give up??? Mcartney is worth 725 million - that would make quite a difference to starving kids around the world!!!

Of course it must be better for the stars to get the governments to sort it all out - then the poorer tax payers will have to bear the burden of helping the mismanaged African which will save the stars from having give up theri money!!!

Cynical??? Yes I am afraid so!!! I have lived in several parts of Africa and have some very good African friends - I don't care if people think I am racist when I say that the biggest problem with Africa are the Africans - I know I am not and so do my friends!!!

Why the hell should WE - the tax payers - suffer because debts that have been racked up by sheer theft and corruption are then just written off???

I wish someone would come along and write off my mortgage!!!!
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Old 02 July 2005, 10:34   #2
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agree with everything you say Codders. But dont let it beat you..
I am afraid to say all these concerts are just circus acts- but it depends on the clowns involved....

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Blimey this is a first. Im agreeing with codders and eupa!!!! Still the best is to come. Slash and Duff McCregan aka Velvet Revolver . Just about saved it for me

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I too feel the same but it seems we are a small minority and will be ridiculed for voiceing this
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Can I take it that none of you cynics were even just a little bit moved by Madonna's performance of "Like a Prayer" with the Ethiopian girl on stage?
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did,nt see it. but no would,nt move me at all . By doing live aid 20 odd years ago it has only brought more suffering .To many do gooders
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Can I take it that none of you cynics were even just a little bit moved by Madonna's performance of "Like a Prayer" with the Ethiopian girl on stage?
Sorry Richard, but Madonna trying to play rebelious rock star dont do it for me.

If we really want to make a difference, then perhaps landing a couple of smart bombs in Mugarbies(?) lap might be a start.

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Can I take it that none of you cynics were even just a little bit moved by Madonna's performance of "Like a Prayer" with the Ethiopian girl on stage?
Didn't see it Richard - wonder if Maj will now give up all her millions for the starving Africans???

To be honest I don't expect her to BUT I do find it rather hard to swallow that all these mega stars with their millions or even billions can expect all us poorer tax payers do just that.

Money alone will NOT help Africa - the vast majority of their problems are caused by wars and corruption and to be honest it is their OWN people who do it!!!

Bush and Blair were quick enough to send troops to Iraq - shame they won't do the same for Africa - or is there no money in it???
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Codders you are right, the place is seathing with corruption, it is in their blood and it will take generations to change it. What people don't understand is that you can't change things overnight, most Africans have little clue of Western culture and would be totally lost here. Thier standards are different, only because they have precious little to survive on in some places, things need to be done slowly. First we must hammer the thieving government officials who have their millions and billions stashed away for their famiy and friends, they are the scum who make the other poor people suffer. As for some of the charities they are thieving scum as well, very little gets out to the people who need it, the fat cat management live the high life off the poor who give from what little they have. Most charities want to be first into a problem area to promote their name for publicity purposes and get get more cash in, just check the accounts of some of the main charities and see that perhaps 10p in the pound if you are luck actually gets to those that need it, disgusting.
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Agree with all these comments!!! Maybe SOME people in this world aren't so blinkered after all.

Most of these charities make me sick - the way they are run is the wages and running costs are the most important thing - if there happens to be any money left over for the poor buggers who need it then so be it!!!

I have SEEN more suffering in this world than I care to think about - from a very early age. I also know what it is like to live on the edge and almost give up the will to live - most of these do gooders have either never seen it for themselves or certainly never had to live through it!!!

Most of my African friends who live in the UK would NEVER go back - they certainly won't dip into their pockets - because they know where the money will end up!!!
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