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Old 01-28-2009, 08:40 AM   #31
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I try and avoid all those appeals on Africa as YES those images are disturbing

I just block it out

Avoid thinking about it
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:43 AM   #32
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I'm not saying its a good thing if they were to suffer

but rather them than me
I suspect this attitude is the basis for much climate change "scepticism". There would be a lot more support for combating climate change if it required people to drive and consume more.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:44 AM   #33
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I try and avoid all those appeals on Africa as YES those images are disturbing

I just block it out

Avoid thinking about it
Except that this is your thread and you brought up Africa.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:45 AM   #34
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Have you noticed that during the past few weeks the term 'Global Warming' is being replaced by 'Climate Change'?
Weeks?
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:47 AM   #35
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I'm not saying its a good thing if they were to suffer

but rather them than me
It's safe to say you won't be winning any humanitarian awards or even recognized as a decent human being any times soon, but you might be up for a position in the religion of self...
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:24 AM   #36
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It's safe to say you won't be winning any humanitarian awards or even recognized as a decent human being any times soon, but you might be up for a position in the religion of self...
I think the vast majority of people, if they are truly honest, do think "I'm so glad it's not me" when hardships hit others. MadForIt's way of phrasing it was more crass than most are willing to be (in public at least) but we all have a pretty damned large amount of me me me! within us.
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I think the vast majority of people, if they are truly honest, do think "I'm so glad it's not me" when hardships hit others. MadForIt's way of phrasing it was more crass than most are willing to be (in public at least) but we all have a pretty damned large amount of me me me! within us.
I agree but he strong celebrates it. I'm not basing this solely on this post(I'll just keep it at that)...
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I think the vast majority of people, if they are truly honest, do think "I'm so glad it's not me" when hardships hit others.
I agree, though it should be noted that is not a "rather them dead, than me" situation, in which such an attitude would be understandable. In his own example, it's a case of "rather they lose their land, environment and access to clean drinking water, than me having to take public transport" which makes his attitude absolutely deplorable.
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7. These green taxes dont go on green ventures. They go straight to Gordon Shitface to hand to the unemployed chavs and propping up the banks
Since it looks like you'll be joining them soon enough, I would think you would appreciate this...

This one is my favorite though:

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Classy and well thought out, bravo
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:11 AM   #40
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I agree, though it should be noted that is not a "rather them dead, than me" situation, in which such an attitude would be understandable. In his own example, it's a case of "rather they lose their land, environment and access to clean drinking water, than me having to take public transport" which makes his attitude absolutely deplorable.
I believe we all think that even if we won't admit it. How many of us have cell phones and ipods and tvs and stereo systems and pcs and laptops and go on road trips or take flights to see concerts and buy loads of other shit we want but don't need? How many of us travel a lot -- either for business or for pleasure? But then we can say "but I take public transport" or "well, I recycle all my bottles and cans" or "I replaced most of my incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescents" and feel we are doing our part to save the world. While every little bit helps, I suspect MadForIt's waste and that of any of the rest of us in this thread isn't all that different.

He (I'm assuming MFI is a guy) certainly is not at all tactful, but I'll bet his lifestyle (in regards to consumption of resources) does not differ significantly from anyone else's in this thread.
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I agree, though it should be noted that is not a "rather them dead, than me" situation, in which such an attitude would be understandable. In his own example, it's a case of "rather they lose their land, environment and access to clean drinking water, than me having to take public transport" which makes his attitude absolutely deplorable.
I think you slightly misunderstood what i was on about

I dont mind taking public trasport or accepting other measures which dont involve me having to spend more money. If a good venture is supported and adopted by the gov i will go along with it as long as i dont have to pay loads of tax

But yes - i'd rather others suffer than having to go through massive hardship myself

as BONO says, "And tonight thank god its them instead of you"

Thats is 100% true

Any if i had the money i would travel all around the world to see U2 and Other bands as it would be an amazing thing to do. The cost to the environment would not be a factor to me

I recycle as i have to. The bin collections are every 2 weeks so without recycling it would be packed out.

To go back to the first point. People put their own pleasures like going on holiday and travelling miles to see U2 before thinking about the environment. It's a natural thing to do. People are selfish.

For example if you had a hospital appointment and it was raining, if you had a car you would use it rather than wait for a bus. People go for the EASY option. I certainly do. Why make things hard for yourself? It's like those people who buy fairtrade goods which are more expensive. Why? It make no diffrence if 1 person buys a fairtrade chocolate. I'll stick to Cadbury's.

I think i just say what many others think.
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:20 AM   #42
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Wow, talk about idiotic posts...



Since it looks like you'll be joining them soon enough, I would think you would appreciate this...

This one is my favorite though:



Classy and well thought out, bravo
Being on Interference is quite an informal environment, i would not use such language in a formal situation.

I am not a chav. Chavs are the underclass. I have every intention of working, thats why I have spent a lot of money doing a Masters degree, which i cant really stand, but to get a decent job its a requirement in my field.

How else can i afford to see U2 without earning a decent wage?
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How insightful...

Others just back up your self proclaimed "selfish twit" mentality.


I'd say he's batting 1000 on backing that up.
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........................You have a Masters Degree?
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:18 PM   #45
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........................You have a Masters Degree?
Half way through - i cant stand it - perhaps that is why i vent such frustration on this forum
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