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Cobham Saint posted this 2 weeks ago

Like Goat, not sure where to dump this

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43020875

I don't condone the actions of individuals but I'm having difficulties understanding why Oxfam are being hauled over the coals - although appreciate they have a duty to ensure staff act ethically.

When I see these sort of stories I automatically think about what's really going on here in the background, especially when the government wades in.

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lifeintheslowlane posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

Like Goat, not sure where to dump this

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43020875

I don't condone the actions of individuals but I'm having difficulties understanding why Oxfam are being hauled over the coals - although appreciate they have a duty to ensure staff act ethically.

When I see these sort of stories I automatically think about what's really going on here in the background, especially when the government wades in.

 Yeah I was thinking the same. I support Oxfam when I can, often dump stuff in their Romsey shop. It's like saying you'll not be supporting democracy because of corrupt politicians.

Cobham Saint posted this 2 weeks ago

Oh FFS

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-43015979

Next up on the BBC, man shouts at cloud

lifeintheslowlane posted this 2 weeks ago - Last edited 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

Oh FFS

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-43015979

Next up on the BBC, man shouts at cloud

 Actually I've been shouting at clouds all winter. They have dumped so much water on our twice daily doggie walks the dog needs his paws washed after every excursion. He could die!.......eventually. lou_angry

Nottarf Krap posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by lifeintheslowlane

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

Like Goat, not sure where to dump this

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43020875

I don't condone the actions of individuals but I'm having difficulties understanding why Oxfam are being hauled over the coals - although appreciate they have a duty to ensure staff act ethically.

When I see these sort of stories I automatically think about what's really going on here in the background, especially when the government wades in.

 Yeah I was thinking the same. I support Oxfam when I can, often dump stuff in their Romsey shop. It's like saying you'll not be supporting democracy because of corrupt politicians.

 The whole furore about Oxfam is just another diversion by the Government to avert eyes away from their disastrous policies which are dragging this country into the mire. Ooh look over there - a squirrel! They are just responding to the dog whistling from the Mail and Express in their campaigns to stop overseas aid. The idea that Priti Patel, the honourable member for Tel Aviv, Penny Mordaunt, the member for Jerusalem, indeed any of the right wing rabble currently in Government care two hoots about exploited women in the third world is risible.

While in no way defending the behaviour of the few rogue Oxfam workers, if the Government are threatening to withold funding from Oxfam because a few aid workers used prostitutes, can we assume that this principle will be applied consistently across the board to all recipients of public money? There will be some huge savings to be made in the MOD budget if we hold the army and navy to the same standards. Of course the Government's "moral concern"is politically selective in it's targets. I am willing to bet that more MPs use prostitutes than do aid workers. Do we withold public funding for them? And listening to Ministers criticising Oxfam while at the same time supporting wholesale slaughter in Yemen, for example, makes me want to puke.

PhilippineSaint posted this 2 weeks ago

've always told the mrs it was ok for the kids and grandkids to go outside and eat the dirt 

"Stop cleaning them its ok" is still a well used phrase. 

Let them eat dirt

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lifeintheslowlane posted this 2 weeks ago - Last edited 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by PhilippineSaint

've always told the mrs it was ok for the kids and grandkids to go outside and eat the dirt 

"Stop cleaning them its ok" is still a well used phrase. 

Let them eat dirt

 Us oldies have been saying this for years. We are a generation whose only medication growing up was Detol on a pad of cotton wool when you fell over and grazed your knee and Vic ointment on your chest for a cold. Didn't know a single kid with an allegy when I was at school.

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PhilippineSaint posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by lifeintheslowlane

Originally posted by PhilippineSaint

've always told the mrs it was ok for the kids and grandkids to go outside and eat the dirt 

"Stop cleaning them its ok" is still a well used phrase. 

Let them eat dirt

 Us oldies have been saying this for years. We are a generation whose only medication growing up was Detol on a pad of cotton wool when you fell over and grazed your knee and Vic ointment on your chest for a cold. Didn't know a single kid with an allegy when I was at school.

 I'm sure my mum used detol because she knew it would cause us to scream in agony and she could say "it will do you good" lou_lol 

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lifeintheslowlane posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by PhilippineSaint

Originally posted by lifeintheslowlane

Originally posted by PhilippineSaint

've always told the mrs it was ok for the kids and grandkids to go outside and eat the dirt 

"Stop cleaning them its ok" is still a well used phrase. 

Let them eat dirt

 Us oldies have been saying this for years. We are a generation whose only medication growing up was Detol on a pad of cotton wool when you fell over and grazed your knee and Vic ointment on your chest for a cold. Didn't know a single kid with an allegy when I was at school.

 I'm sure my mum used detol because she knew it would cause us to scream in agony and she could say "it will do you good" lou_lol 

 We were tough...after football I used to sit in the bath and scrub my grazed knees with a scrubbing brush...fuckin' hurt but necessary.

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