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    What shall we complain about today?

    Who will go first?

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    Original Poster

    http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2008-3/1301168/hunger.JPG

    yeah maybe your chips where a bit cold in mcdonalds today? or maybe you are mad that virgin are going to clamp down on your illegal downloads so you have to pay CASH for a cd??? someone perhaps disagreed with you in a thread and you have stopped eating over it???

    if i thaught i could not care for a new born child due to financial problems or the fact that there is no water or that bombs are raining down round my ears i would get my self sterilised

    Is this picture a nostradamus like "future of Britain" picture now that Mr Gordon Brown has decided to scrap the lower wage bracket 10p income tax...with rising house prices, energy prices and resulting food prices rising, and wages not rising accordingly welcome to the new third world "Great Britain"

    Hey raptorcigs, glad to see your mind is still focused on the little one. Congrats again.

    I'd like to complain about people who only say things like "I agree with everything X said" as a way of avoiding putting their own thoughts into words. After all, it is in the process of writing (more than reading imo) that we properly get to 'think' through our ideas on important issues.

    Banned

    Liddle ol' me;1853238

    Hey raptorcigs, glad to see your mind is still focused on the little one. … Hey raptorcigs, glad to see your mind is still focused on the little one. Congrats again.I'd like to complain about people who only say things like "I agree with everything X said" as a way of avoiding putting their own thoughts into words. After all, it is in the process of writing (more than reading imo) that we properly get to 'think' through our ideas on important issues.


    yeah - I'll go along with that :thumbsup:

    I did an all nighter last night. Watched Stop-Loss, Home of the Brave, and Battle for Haditha. Today I am feeling a bit sad. I don't want to complain, but merely to ask, why are we still in Iraq? Is it just me,or does anyone else think the world is going nuts! Half of us are plasma screened xbox 360'd, PS3'd up,eating fast food and getting fat, the living dead,and the other half of us are starving to death with no access to fresh water getting shot at...(how many million people could the USA and UK have saved from death and starvation on the money spent in IRAQ)
    We don't all have the same faith,hell,some people believe that we all appeared from a big explosion and stem from bacteria or a single celled organism,but for the love of God, I think we really need to get a grip and stand up and be counted and say enough is enough!
    Could 1 million like minded souls make a difference,what about 10 million,100 million. We need a plan. Anyone any ideas..?

    how about the buses being late again this morning, thus making me half hour late for work and damned cold thanks to standing in the brass monkey weather waiting.

    Banned

    the miserable sod at the garage who never smiles, but I agree with raptor - who WOULD bring a child into an environment where there is no food or water?

    xbox breaking for 4th time...

    weather forecasters - saying it's gonna be raining, when in reality it is a beautiful clear blue sky.
    they cant even forecaste a few hours ahead, how can they possibly do a 5 day forecast

    the price of sausages? :w00t:

    rehydrated;1853259

    We don't all have the same faith,hell,some people believe that we all … We don't all have the same faith,hell,some people believe that we all appeared from a big explosion and stem from bacteria or a single celled organism,but for the love of God, I think we really need to get a grip and stand up and be counted and say enough is enough!Could 1 million like minded souls make a difference,what about 10 million,100 million. We need a plan. Anyone any ideas..?



    If more people - particularly those with influence - had fuller understandings of the scientific advances you dismissively allude to above, we wouldn't have nearly as many problems of the specific kind you refer to. :thumbsup:

    Love from a scientist and a pacifist. [ And btw, you'll find that these two often collocate...) ]

    Lets complain about slow drivers..

    When the car is heavy and going uphill you donty want the car in front going almost 30mph under the speed limit. Car nearly stopped and rolled back down!!

    danielcraig007;1853453

    the price of sausages? :w00t:



    Nah, they are going down in price. It's bread, rice and fruit we should be worried about!

    danielcraig007;1853453

    the price of sausages? :w00t:



    What's in sausages........:shock:

    sorry dont agree with raptor and others..... why cant they have the right to have children... fair enough its harder to bring children up in that environment..but that is the environment they know.... that is life for them.... why are the we dictating to them whther or not they can bear children now..just because in our eyes its not a good quality of life.... stop judging.... its disgustingly arrogant.

    faiza1;1853524

    sorry dont agree with raptor and others..... why cant they have the right … sorry dont agree with raptor and others..... why cant they have the right to have children... fair enough its harder to bring children up in that environment..but that is the environment they know.... that is life for them.... why are the we dictating to them whther or not they can bear children now..just because in our eyes its not a good quality of life.... stop judging.... its disgustingly arrogant.



    You're right these charities should stop destroying their way of life and let them live as they have for centuries, they don't want that kind of help.

    :roll:

    Most of the people in third world countries do not have access to contraception like we do, rape is sadly commonplace in these areas, which is part of the reason there are still children being born.
    I think the original post directly or indirectly suggested that we have little to complain about when we see how much suffering there is in this world.
    Be grateful for what you have .

    Alfonse;1853534

    You're right these charities should stop destroying their way of life and … You're right these charities should stop destroying their way of life and let them live as they have for centuries, they don't want that kind of help.:roll:



    the charities are trying to IMPROVE their quality of life. what would u have these people do.. have their right to bear children taken away from them till WE give them the thumbs up?!?!?!? life goes on and thinking ill of them because they have had kids is wrong.

    furthermore sherriff is also right...... they cant just walk down the chemist and get some contraception on their free prescriptions!

    faiza1;1853524

    sorry dont agree with raptor and others..... why cant they have the right … sorry dont agree with raptor and others..... why cant they have the right to have children... fair enough its harder to bring children up in that environment..but that is the environment they know.... that is life for them.... why are the we dictating to them whther or not they can bear children now..just because in our eyes its not a good quality of life.... stop judging.... its disgustingly arrogant.



    I'm confused. I read raptor's remark as an abstract reference to his own situation, i.e. forthcoming birth of daughter, rather than a comment about people elsewhere. I guess we should ask him what his intent was..? Or did I completely miss something? :?

    faiza1;1853603

    the charities are trying to IMPROVE their quality of life. what would u … the charities are trying to IMPROVE their quality of life. what would u have these people do.. have their right to bear children taken away from them till WE give them the thumbs up?!?!?!? life goes on and thinking ill of them because they have had kids is wrong.furthermore sherriff is also right...... they cant just walk down the chemist and get some contraception on their free prescriptions!



    lmao I can't take this further due to your lack of understanding.

    lol

    well done :thumbsup:

    Alfonse;1853633

    lmao I can't take this further due to your lack of understanding.lolwell … lmao I can't take this further due to your lack of understanding.lolwell done :thumbsup:



    my 'lack of understanding' ... wow u r one rude person arent u.....

    why dont u try to explain it to thick old me hey.... i promise to take notes....

    lumoruk;1853340

    the miserable sod at the garage who never smiles, but I agree with raptor … the miserable sod at the garage who never smiles, but I agree with raptor - who WOULD bring a child into an environment where there is no food or water?



    Alfonse;1853633

    lmao I can't take this further due to your lack of understanding.lolwell … lmao I can't take this further due to your lack of understanding.lolwell done :thumbsup:



    Enlighten me please.....:?

    faiza1;1853524

    stop judging.... its disgustingly arrogant.



    faiza1;1853641

    wow u r one rude person arent u..... why dont u try to explain it to … wow u r one rude person arent u..... why dont u try to explain it to thick old me



    :thumbsup:

    Alfonse;1853650

    :thumbsup:



    idiot.

    faiza1;1853657

    idiot.



    You got me there, I'm so hurt.

    :cry:

    look that was out of line..i apologise for that comment.... its just that u say i am wrong as i dont understand...i dont claim to know everything... u could just try to explain it in a decent manner.....

    lets start over...

    so.... why shouldnt these people have kids?

    faiza1;1853524

    sorry dont agree with raptor and others..... why cant they have the right … sorry dont agree with raptor and others..... why cant they have the right to have children... fair enough its harder to bring children up in that environment..but that is the environment they know.... that is life for them.... why are the we dictating to them whther or not they can bear children now..just because in our eyes its not a good quality of life.... stop judging.... its disgustingly arrogant.



    Alfonse;1853534

    You're right these charities should stop destroying their way of life and … You're right these charities should stop destroying their way of life and let them live as they have for centuries, they don't want that kind of help.:roll:



    It was a flippant remark, it is because its not a good quality of life and we are judging it that way otherwise charities would not be helping out if it was deemed an acceptable standard of living having no food, water, medical care, etc. But one must consider choosing to bring up a child in that environment could be construed into being an act of immoral responsibility, I'm not a questioning their rights to bear children but the social and ethical responsibilities of doing so.

    Harsh but true.

    (this does not include children conceived through rape, before a band wagon emerges)

    lol - look what you have started OP!

    Alfonse;1853774

    It was a flippant remark, it is because its not a good quality of life … It was a flippant remark, it is because its not a good quality of life and we are judging it that way otherwise charities would not be helping out if it was deemed an acceptable standard of living having no food, water, medical care, etc. But one must consider choosing to bring up a child in that environment could be construed into being an act of immoral responsibility, I'm not a questioning their rights to bear children but the social and ethical responsibilities of doing so.Harsh but true.(this does not include children conceived through rape, before a band wagon emerges)



    thats a fair point.... they themselves are aware that it is tough to bring kids up there.... but do they know any other life. these people usually have many children, knowing full well a large percentage wont make it past their 5th birthday anyway... they are aware of what their children will suffer as they have gone through it, as have teir parents and son on. this IS life for them... children are brought up by millions in this environment.... these people get on with raising their families in the environement they are in.

    like i said ur point is fair... but how considerate dow u want to be.... free abortions for those that are pregnant?! or euthanasia for the aged who have become useless in the society??

    its not our life... we should be grateful for what we have and support the cahrities... apart from that we shouldnt try to judge them.

    have i misunderstood u?!

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    Im hungry!

    Unfortunately people in Third World countries keep having kids because of numerous reasons apart from the normal desire to procreate that most people have. One being the refusal of countries to promote use of condoms and education which further exacerbates the HIV/AIDS problem. Then you have the fact that when you get old in these countries there is no welfare state to help you out so you HAVE to rely on your children 'providing for' and looking after you. When you have a high infant mortality rate then people will keep having kids because they hope that at least one or two will make it to maturity and survive to look after them in later life. They're doing it for the same survival instinct that we all have and it's unfair to judge them when their situation is completely different from the one we're so lucky to have been born into.

    • Never winning the monthly 'service superstar' award, despite pushing the boat out for my customers on a daily basis for the last four years.

    • Catherine Tate making me feel sick

    • High street Charity workers that are offended that I really don't have time to stop and talk to them.

    • Walking through a busy city centre of shoppers and wondering when these people actually go to bloody work.

    how about how annoying the opposite sex is!

    MBeeching;1854176

    • Walking through a busy city centre of shoppers and wondering when these … • Walking through a busy city centre of shoppers and wondering when these people actually go to bloody work.



    lol! i do this

    bjmcghee;1854075

    Unfortunately people in Third World countries keep having kids because of … Unfortunately people in Third World countries keep having kids because of numerous reasons apart from the normal desire to procreate that most people have. One being the refusal of countries to promote use of condoms and education which further exacerbates the HIV/AIDS problem. Then you have the fact that when you get old in these countries there is no welfare state to help you out so you HAVE to rely on your children 'providing for' and looking after you. When you have a high infant mortality rate then people will keep having kids because they hope that at least one or two will make it to maturity and survive to look after them in later life. They're doing it for the same survival instinct that we all have and it's unfair to judge them when their situation is completely different from the one we're so lucky to have been born into.



    The real reason ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^.

    People who don't bother to research before they make supposedly factual statements.

    People that can't involve themselves in any form of discussion without hurling insults or being downright rude.

    Looking at the issue of raising kids, it amazes me how people automaticaly switch to third world countries. What about all the children born in to poverty in the uk? At the end of the day, people cope, no matter how little they have. The way it is in Africa for families now, you could see that happening 150 years ago here, loads of children, lots of them dieing. Living in absolute poverty. Many of our ancestors would have lived in poverty, but they still had children, they still carried on, as will people for millenia to come.

    1985, was when the 1st band aid single came out, in reality how much have the charities done in the 23 years since? very little, the problems still occur, and will continue to do so until governments change their opinions, which is so unlikely to happen, they get richer while people get poorer
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