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#1 Floorball Maniac

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 06:37 PM

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What do you think?

I am 100% in favour of it! The line up is not too shabby at all. It's for a good cause and thats the main thing.

Now the really hard question. Will it MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY?

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 06:38 PM

I think it is a great idea!!!! hope i can get a hold o ticket tho

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 06:40 PM

http://www.worldonfire.ca ... not sure if I've posted this before somewhere.. but its on topic so.. yeah... just maybe.

They say that international aid is money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.

It may be tragically ironic, but its the truth. One of the major problems is the distribution of aid to those who ultimately are the most deserving.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 06:47 PM

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They say that international aid is money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.

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Yeah i can totally see how this happens, but if all debt is cancelled then everyone (thats mayb an exageration) wil b happpy

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 06:57 PM

QUOTE(dfx @ May 31 2005, 07:40 PM)
They say that international aid is money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.

It may be tragically ironic, but its the truth.

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I wouldn't go so far as to say that. International aid is useful but I would agree that it's distribution does need to be strictly controlled.
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 07:16 PM

I think it'll be exciting. I really hope that something gets done about poverty at the G8 thinger. They're the ones who have the power to do something, so I don't see why they don't.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 07:18 PM

For one, I wouldn't quite describe the G8 leaders as humanitarians.
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 07:20 PM

Well, I don't really know what I'm talking about, other than Bob Geldof seems to think it'll make a difference and 'mon the Bob.

Politics goes straight over the top of my head.

Who knows? Maybe seeing so many people come together for this one cause might make a difference?

Then again, I'm a bit of a... What's the word? Optimist.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 09:56 PM

I think its a great idea!
Its about time the G8 countries decided to do sumthing decent and help the poorer nations! Anything that can make Bush etc pay attention and do something decent for once has to be a gr8 idea!

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 09:59 PM

the problem with it all is politicians do not give away money very easily so trying to get them to give money to poorer countries would be v difficult if they wont even give them excess food we have in this country but they'd rather see the food rotting in a warehouse than lose some money

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:02 PM

GREAT IDEA! .. not the bestest of line ups

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:04 PM

QUOTE(dondon @ May 31 2005, 10:59 PM)
the problem with it all is politicians do not give away money very easily so trying to get them to give money to poorer countries would be v difficult if they wont even give them excess food we have in this country but they'd rather see the food rotting in a warehouse than lose some money

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u seee, economically, they are doing the right thing (in some cases,) when they dont give poor countries excess food! i know it sounds harsh, but in reality, its a gd thing(in some cases)

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:05 PM

Why?
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:08 PM

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u see, farmers in poor countries need to make a living, if u dump ur excess food into places where farmers can still grow crops (even though the country is considered poor), then the farmers will not be able to survive, and when the countries who are giving excess food cant give excess food anymore, who's going to feed their nation? cos the farmers wont exist, cos they went out of business when food became free (or really cheep) cos rich countries were dumping excess food into their country

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:10 PM

QUOTE(dondon @ May 31 2005, 09:59 PM)
the problem with it all is politicians do not give away money very easily

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Yip, especially American politicians. I really can't see America signing up to donate 0.7% (I think that's the proposed figure) of their annual income to eradicate poverty - I don't even know whether Britain will. No concert is going to change that, unfortunately.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:10 PM

QUOTE(itsmereally @ May 31 2005, 10:04 PM)
QUOTE(dondon @ May 31 2005, 10:59 PM)
the problem with it all is politicians do not give away money very easily so trying to get them to give money to poorer countries would be v difficult if they wont even give them excess food we have in this country but they'd rather see the food rotting in a warehouse than lose some money

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u seee, economically, they are doing the right thing (in some cases,) when they dont give poor countries excess food! i know it sounds harsh, but in reality, its a gd thing(in some cases)

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ye its a good thing in some cases when giving them the short term aid of food is not really giving them a lot but they do need long term aid and that involves aid that the country actually needs like seeds n stuff. And that involves rich countries giving money or cancelling debts which most politicians are not willing to do

Bred r u not the administrator for higher geography coz if u have done higher geography surely u would know at least some of that?!?


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Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:11 PM

QUOTE(dondon @ May 31 2005, 11:10 PM)
QUOTE(itsmereally @ May 31 2005, 10:04 PM)
QUOTE(dondon @ May 31 2005, 10:59 PM)
the problem with it all is politicians do not give away money very easily so trying to get them to give money to poorer countries would be v difficult if they wont even give them excess food we have in this country but they'd rather see the food rotting in a warehouse than lose some money

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u seee, economically, they are doing the right thing (in some cases,) when they dont give poor countries excess food! i know it sounds harsh, but in reality, its a gd thing(in some cases)

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ye its a good thing in some cases when giving them the short term aid of food is not really giving them a lot but they do need long term aid and that involves aid that the country actually needs like seeds n stuff. And that involves rich countries giving money or cancelling debts which most politicians are not willing to do

Bred r u not the administrator for higher geography coz if u have done higher geography surely u would know at least some of that?!?

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dondon, i agree 100% with what u said!

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:12 PM

where would you get tickets.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:13 PM

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where would you get tickets.

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some compitition on the tele on monday, thats what the news said!

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:14 PM

QUOTE(cc100 @ May 31 2005, 10:10 PM)
QUOTE(dondon @ May 31 2005, 09:59 PM)
the problem with it all is politicians do not give away money very easily

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Yip, especially American politicians. I really can't see America signing up to donate 0.7% (I think that's the proposed figure) of their annual income to eradicate poverty - I don't even know whether Britain will. No concert is going to change that, unfortunately.

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America are not willing to sign up to any kind of treaty which would benefit anyone else
do u know they were the only developed country not to have a representative at the conference in geneva about pollution this year and they have 4% of the worlds population but produce 25% of the total amount of CO2 and that doesnt count CFC's which arent banned and measures on other greenhouse gases!!!






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