had to step away from the keyboard.I think I’ll just stay away from it, actually.
I know how you feel.
Well, I hope Rosa Parks is feeling thoroughly put in her place wherever she is.
This though is now,and we would like to think, as a species, we should have grown beyond that but…
In this case, after much discussion, we elected to withdraw, for what we believe were entirely the right reasons.We felt very comfortable with the decision and our customer feedback strongly supported it
And those “right reasons” were?
The Gio connection is quite illustrative, once the advertisers felt that public opinion would go against them they, apparently ( there are contracts I suppose so, next month deferred?} withdrew their ads, an ad in itself. Those that pander to public opinion for commercial reasons should not be regarded as a moral compass
Good on Gio for doing something rather than just complain about the inaction of others though.
Thank you Graeme. I have been thinking about this for weeks and I couldn't agree more..
I have been thinking about the things we, as a society, tolerate. On one hand we see tolerance as a good thing but then. again, we see the toleration of other things as a creeping evil.
I would think that most people would be aghast at the idea of advertisers having editorial control over content of an "opinion" show, well I'd like to think that...
But then some people like to complain, Mary Whitehouse springs to mind but even back then we said "Well, if you don't like it, turn it off" when they have no listeners they will listen.
Yes, I’m sort of kidding. You shouldn't have to have played the various Sim City games as much as I have over the years to know all that.
I think sim city should be compulsory playing for everybody in Council.The concepts are really simple. You build where people want to be, build infrastructure, rinse and repeat.
It gets to a point where the whole thing gets out of control which leads to cost cuttings in maintenance and the central hub becomes a ghetto and the city rots from within.
Why do we even have this problem? we were told that te interwebs would mean we could all move to some bucolic paradise and work from home. Average Mr&Mrs Joe Bloggs wants shopping mall, casinos and restaurants and seem to be prepared to pay 10 years salary to spend an inordinate amount of time sitting in traffic going between pointless job for money to spend on getting over the fact that you have a miserable life. Why not smell the grass, watch the wind in the trees, etc.
It has been said (just take my word on that) that the ideal number of people in a community is around 150, outside that number all kinds.of shit happens, the size of a small village.
They sat it takes a village to raise a child, I say it takes a city to ruin one.
Anyway, as I was saying, I had onions tied to my belt, it was the style at the time....
I blame that Elvis Presley all that hip shaking. Next thing you know we got damned Hippies. All that flowers and lovin stuff, gave War a bad name.
Damn kids today, dunno what the World commin to I tell ya.
Sound familiar eh?
With the ease that you can find hard porn on the net its no wonder some kids will think its normal behaviour.
Our respective generations parents were possibly as disgusted at our behaviour, somehow this seems much worse.
Dunno what the World commin to I tell ya.
Dreams: To become a Police officer.. If not then a famous Singer/Rapper
Judging by the apparent dis-concern of the police and the “Bravado” of many members of the “Rap community"he would probably fit in well in either group and that is part of the problem right there.
The Police need to take a good hard look at their culture on this one.
Sorry I’m late to the conversation but I have been busy doing plumbing, not plumbing the depths of depravity but doing the real thing. ;-)
We know now, of course, about about Palino’s highly active role and his idiotic cunning plan.
Indeed, a plan so cunning you could pin a tail on it and call it a Prime Minister.
And more to the point, Chuang – who has been extremely forthcoming – has given no indication there is anything beyond Brown agreeing to be listed as a referee.
If only Monica Lewinsky had been a little more forthcoming with the facts and not just blindly “Following Instructions” the world may just have been a slightly better place but as with all these Right Wingers with their over inflated sense of entitlement and purity their vision of a “Better World” does not include sharing the spoils of growth with the Hoi Poloi.
I said at the time, and risking being abused by the usual suspects. “What is the point of becoming the most powerful man in the world when you can’t have a bit of totally legal fun with another consenting adult in the privacy of your own Whitehouse”
I have to admit that I phrased it slightly more crudely back then but there are some sensitive souls here and God forbid I should upset anybody.
Is that Zappa link working for anybody else?. Its weird. While I was posting the link kept redirecting to other youtube videos that others posted before me, now it just won't play. What gives eh?.