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dundeegeorge
15th June 2005, 09:42
(triggered by ebay's backing down to the blessed saintly Bob (just give us yer fockin munny, there's rulers in africa who only have very small fleets of limousines) Geldof).
So when the backlash against PC right-on minority-rule comes have you got any names in your little black books for attention?

TonyEnglish
15th June 2005, 09:48
To be honest I'm sick of Geldof and his rich collection of pop stars telling me how it is my fault that the people in Africa are so poor. Champagne socialism at its best. The likes of Bono can forgoe a days pay to do a charity concert given the x hundred million he has in the bank. If theyr really wanted to help the poor then why not start by looking closer to home. How many Africans could be helped if Elton John didn't buy flowers for a month or so?

sasguru
15th June 2005, 09:52
To make it worse his talentess daughter, Trixi or Fifibelle or whatever she's called, is being groomed to become a star...

NumptyCorner
15th June 2005, 10:04
At least some of the money will go to charity, OK people see through the thin veneer but what exactly is anyone on this board doing to improve anything?

DimPrawn
15th June 2005, 10:10
I can picture Bliar copying Gelof's style in his next address to the people.

"Look it's like this, give us your fookin money, there's nurses starving in the streets. Just pay your 95% tax for fooks sake. Just do it. The whole of Britain's 3rd world immigrant population depends on your generosity. How can you sit at home, with your plasma TV's and Chelsea tractors, when these people can barely afford to keep their children in ring-tones and Nike's? Just give us your fookin money!"

stackpole
15th June 2005, 11:56
what exactly is anyone on this board doing to improve anything?
I'll tell you. Voting against New Labour, and the EU if and when I get the chance.

It is freer trade the africans need, not donations that end up in the wrong pockets. They need to learn how to stand on their own feet. How many gigs has Saint Bob had to organise for India?

NumptyCorner
15th June 2005, 11:58
You must have gone to alot of effort to get to the polling booth

ZitMeister
15th June 2005, 12:06
I have'nt used ebay but those people who put in bids of 10 million are they then legally bound to pay up if the deal is closed?

As for the stroppy irishman he was on TV advocating any hacker to get on to ebay and screw it up.

Like Michael Jackson it seems has been pop stars dont live in the real world

DimPrawn
15th June 2005, 12:07
Just pay the fookin money, for fecks sake, you evil rich bastard contractors!

stackpole
15th June 2005, 13:04
You must have gone to alot of effort to get to the polling booth
Shooting them isn't an option.

tommydunn
15th June 2005, 13:09
Dundee what a great line

Bob (just give us yer fockin munny, there's rulers in africa who only have very small fleets of limousines) Geldof).

thanks

ZitMeister
15th June 2005, 14:05
"The people who are selling these tickets on websites are miserable wretches who are capitalising on people's misery: I am appealing to their sense of decency to stop this disgusting greed," Geldof said.
But eBay had insisted it was doing nothing wrong by allowing the sales, arguing it was "a fundamental right for someone to be able to sell something that is theirs".
Before deciding to cancel sales of Live 8 tickets, the online auctioneer had said it was allowing the sale "because we live in a free market where people can make up their own minds about what they would like to buy and sell.
"A ticket to the Live 8 concert is no different from a prize won in a raffle run by another charity and what the winner chooses to do with it is up to them."
But Geldof told the Guardian: "What they're doing is capitalising on the misery of millions. Although they have offered us their margin I don't want it. They can shove it up their arse. It's just pimping.

The poor bloke is increasingly going bonkers

I thought the whole point was not to raise money but to increase awareness of the causes of the Make Poverty History campaign but it now seems they have decided to cash in themselves by producing T-shirts and other souvenirs.

ChicoLondon
15th June 2005, 14:15
Bidders who tried to prevent the sale of Live 8 tickets on auction website eBay have had their accounts suspended.......

stackpole
15th June 2005, 14:15
A man on the radio today said that the 2 million who texted for tickets covered the admin costs of the event. What admin costs? Are stagehands, police, venue management, printers and the rest capitalising on the misery of millions too?

WageSlave1
15th June 2005, 14:17
The people who are selling these tickets on websites are miserable wretches who are capitalising on people's misery

I don't see how, unless I've missed a vital part of the story. Will the intended recipients of the money (directly or indirectly) receive less because someone decides to sell their ticket? If not, then so what?

dundeegeorge
15th June 2005, 14:20
Bidders who tried to prevent the sale of Live 8 tickets on auction website eBay have had their accounts suspended.......

sounds fair to me, they obviously aren't interested in trading so they should be suspended. In fact they should be sued by the people who were selling the tickets, for their loss.

stackpole
15th June 2005, 14:26
they should be sued by the people who were selling the tickets, for their loss.
I believe that they can be.

That would be interesting. As well as teaching them a lesson, they could counter-sue Saint Bob.

NumptyCorner
15th June 2005, 14:30
Ebay is full of dodgy scammers, crooks and assorted chavs.


paypal me £2500 1 pair of tickets i broke my leg so cant go send to ebaytools@blueyonder.co.uk

What an utter coont.

stackpole
15th June 2005, 14:35
What if I sold my two tickets on eBay for more than the price I paid, with the intention of handing over half my profits as a further donation.

What would St Bob's stance be on that?

DimPrawn
15th June 2005, 14:43
He'd say you were coont. Hand over ALL of your cash. Coont.

NumptyCorner
15th June 2005, 14:48
It's amazing how many people are all of a sudden (on ebay) ill and can't go. They still want ridiculous amounts of cash though. Like I said ebay is full of dodgy chavs who wouldn't know the truth if it hit them in the face.

shaunbhoy
15th June 2005, 14:53
The fact is that if a ticket cost £20, then Live8 were never going to see more than £20 for it. I really can't see what business it is of Sir Bob "there are millions starving in Africa" Geldof just what the purchasers of said ticket then decide to do with their legally bought ticket. I hope he gets sued by Ebay for his crass comments. Pompous ******! >:

NumptyCorner
15th June 2005, 15:03
Is Geldof pompous and hypercritical?
Yes

Are unfortunate people going to benefit from this?
Yes

Is it the best way to tackle the problem?
No

Is it legal to make profit by ticket touting?
Yes/No, You can be arrested for touting outside venues.

Is it moral to be a ticket tout?
No

Is it the usual suspects trying to make a fast buck?
Yes

Are these the people regularly scamming on Ebay?
Almost certainly

stackpole
15th June 2005, 15:05
Chris Martin. Nobody has mentioned him yet. Listed in the dark side of my soul with Bono.

dundeegeorge
15th June 2005, 16:28
So how has he annoyed you then?

stackpole
15th June 2005, 17:23
Same as Bono really, but I also remember his recent rant against shareholders of companies.

dundeegeorge
16th June 2005, 09:27
Fair enough, but to get back on track the original question, (does anyone remember that) was what people, or types of people, will you look forward to getting their comeuppance, when the world turns, as it always does?

stackpole
16th June 2005, 11:14
I rather like this thread. I could go on forever with liars, the pig-ignorant, and those that are both.

Today it is Tony Blair's turn. This morning, this coont said he was desperately keen to encourage sport in schools. The opposite, in fact, to what his government has been doing since 1997.

darmstadt
17th June 2005, 13:12
Pretty good article here (http://comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/story.jsp?story=647356)

Sir, sir, come quickly! Blatant rip-offs at 12 o'clock sighted.