…overseas in-depth coverage
I’d like to see John Oliver get his teeth into it…
I'd like to see Russell Brand take a whip to it....
What’s more none of them are looking forward, they are all blindly heading into the future towards something beyond their reach, attention fixed backwards to the lightweight in the stern calling the shots
Such a flaccid cox...
And then the gang mentality kicks in with a viciousness that makes this place as scary as Kiwiblog on a bad day.
Well I don't think it's ever going to be that bad here. People step in...
Yeah I know…but still. Either kick him off or let him go relatively unscathed. There'll be no middle ground.
Re. Mr George:
Not everyone's cup of tea and offensive to some, but this reads like bullying to me. I see him as somehow earnest and wanting to engage others to consider his views. It's almost brave on some level, knowing it's a tough crowd.
It's a fine line on who's being dirty sometimes.
Re. the conflict of interestings, maybe Lorde could phone it in - by way of live feed to a not-particularly-big screen?
Also: I enjoyed this tear it down and put it back together acapella.
Who’s watching from the sidelines?
Many, many, many people.
I wasn't accusing you directly Lilith and I apologise if that was how I came across. I know the PA community is full of really good people, but it is a small sub-section of society and is certainly not representative of society as a whole.
You’re not making a great case for tolerance here!
I wasn't really trying to but I see your point and apologise for getting a bit ranty. I guess my point was that while critiquing the methods organisations use to try and alleviate suffering is all well and good and important, the scale of the actual suffering is so horrific and entirely solvable if only it was deemed of higher priority than nit-picking the tactics that some are using. Everyone is welcome to step up and use what they believe to be the best methodology in addressing the issues, but I find it hard to be tolerant of those who criticise and then continue to watch from the sidelines.
I agree with everyone who has said that poverty is something we are all responsible for addressing, but the reality is that most people seem to find the problem too big to engage with or that those suffering have somehow deserved it and it's not their problem.
I guess the main source of my frustration here is that some commentators have dismissed the Live Below the Line campaign as tokenism with little impact on the overall picture, and I find that to be somewhat distressing and, from my limited experience, entirely untrue.
And what are you playing there fella? Still off-topic and seemingly with a personal bone to pick. Don't you remember me, I once said you'd make a great president?
It shouldnt be an industry it should be what we do as a matter of course.
But we don't so do-gooders try and pick up the slack.