Comment posted Olympic ceremony budget doubles but not even auditions until February 2012 by Crazy She-Bat.
Ok, I’m pretty scunnered already this morning and this just ices the cake. Imagine what that £82 million could do for the poor of this country?
Is it the cuts to benefits that are paying for this? Are we removing DLA from disabled people who are entitled to it, to pay for some blimin fireworks? Removing people from Jobseekers because they can’t get a job, when there are no flippin jobs to be had?
Are we paying an extra few pence a litre on our petrol to cover this and all the incurrent costs that this adds onto our basic goods like food?
There are kids living in poverty all over this country who’s parents do not have enough money to feed them on or clothe them properly. Everyone, of all levels of income are feeling the pinch this year and don’t have as much to spend.
This will be the leanest Christmas since rationing was still in place and the knock on effect will be more businesses going to the wall because no-one is spending this festive season. More unemployed, more debt.
And this is all during a time the Tories are inflicting “austerity”?
Give me a break, why don’t they get a few rich Tory benefactors to foot the Olympics bill? They can stamp their names and logos all over the flipping thing for all I care.
We will have a beautiful opening ceremony – and children in this country will be starving.
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- This is quite refreshing actually. No-one has been trying to challenge or antagonise me in a while, well at least since Simon realised how futile it is.
You seem to have a few issues W.S. about recognising exactly what you can attribute to my comments and what is said by others. For example: “I found your “forscotland.com” website particularly distasteful and, probably, racist.” (See I can quote things back as well)
This is not my website. This is one courtesy of Google that simply quoted the research I was looking for. I will admittedly own up to not looking any further than the page I posted. If this is an extremist website, then I wholeheartedly apologise for any offence caused to anyone who scrutinised it.
Since, you don’t seem to be able to argue with the research quoted and looked for another way to discredit me and my comments, I will take your admittance that there are children in this country suffering from starvation and malnutrition because of living in poverty.
If however, you are still unconvinced, this report from Save the Children might be useful, unless of course you consider them an extremist group as well:
“I am at a total loss, however, to understand why you think that the “only ones in a position to change that situation at the moment are the same ones spending £82 million on fireworks”. ie the London 2012 Olympics organisers.”
I apologise for not making my point clearer. The “ones” I refer to are not the Games Organisers. Indeed they may have asked for the extra money, but the decision was taken at Westminster to give them it – and Westminster at the moment make all decisions about tax, benefits and inflation etc for Scotland. The SNP or whoever is in power in the Scottish Parliament actually have no control over that, hence my comment about the only way to change it is for the referendum to be held and independence chosen as the outcome.
“What is our Health Secretary doing about it?” – Not enough, partly due to the limitations mentioned above.
“What is the SNP government doing about it?” – Not enough, partly due to the limitations mentioned above.
Why aren’t The Glasgow Herald etc running a Save The Starving Scottish Children campaign?” – there is no campaign as there is no headline grabbing famine killing huge numbers of our children en mass over a short period of time. Poverty is a long, arduous, gradual state of existence and unfortunately, does not sell newspapers.
You seem to have an agenda of turning this post into a slagging match of the SNP and to try and force me into condemning them.
I will re-iterate for you. I do not support the SNP. As I have stated on here on many occasions, I have no political allegiance having become disillusioned by the major political parties a while back. I will have a go at anyone(including the SNP), if I think they deserve it, I just do not place the blame for this at the doors of the Scottish Parliament on this occasion, I place it at the doors of Westminster.
- Famine definition: an extreme scarcity of food.
Starvation definition: a state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period.
These are in fact 2 different things as you can see.
I wish in no way to dismiss famine which is an atrocious thing to happen in this day and age, however, starvation can also occur where food is available, but not affordable and also the lower priced something is, the less nutrients are present, leading therefore to malnutrition and starvation.
Did I say there is a famine in Scotland – No.
Did I say children in Scotland experiencing starvation – yes. I believe the definition above explains my point.
This is not a Scottish problem either, it is a UK problem and the only ones in a position to change that situation at the moment are the same ones spending £82 million on fireworks.
The only way the SNP can do anything about it, is to hold the referendum on Independence and everytime this is mentioned all the anti-SNP start going nuts.
I am not anti-English, I am not an SNP follower. Please read this and take it in.
- Kintyre1, they may have suggested it, supported it etc etc etc. Did anyone actually say at the end of it, they were happy with the cost?
Please help me cure my amnesia.
- I don’t remember anyone being happy spending that on the Scottish Parliament.
- In fact, you know what? Here, educate yourself!
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Maybe we should get him to complete this for everything he tries to shut.
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I don’t bash Councillors Simon, but recent events at Kilmory must have even the most discerning of people scratching their heads.
Bashing Officers? The ones that deserve it? Every chance I get Simon But you should know that already.
Forgive me for trying to have a laugh.
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They could build something like this on the grass at Kilmory and use it instead of the council chambers. Saying that, there are a few Councillors that might not be mature enough to use it.
There are a couple of Officers that could be handcuffed to the roundabout and spun like they are on the waltzers until they puke.
Seriously though, well done to all those involved in this initiative and in raising the money in these hard times.
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Well said Integ.
Been avoiding commenting on this article because I do not want to be dragged into this Yes/No lunacy that has swept over the site.
The only decision I have made about Independence is that I am already sick of hearing about it.
I have expressed my disgust at the decision to not give the Lotto to Branson when they could have before on here, but IF – please notice I say “IF”, we become Independent, then doesn’t that give us the ability to correct that?
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Thank you Fletcher and for the record as many of you might know, since I have said it a number of times before –
I have NO political allegiance.
In the last local election, my top 4 votes went to Independent Councillors – for the record.
And as for keeping my comments to myself? Yes, this site is all about the ability and right of the readers to contribute, but does every flippin article need to revolve around bashing Mike Russell?
Seriously, it’s getting to the stage that there is no point in reading new articles or comments because you can guarantee that its going to be making the same SNP/Michael Russell bashing stuff rehashed.
This crap is not turning me into an SNP supporter, but it is really starting to scunner me. Surely there are more interesting things going on in Argyll and Bute that we can talk about?
Saying about commenting on the other stories was simply a suggestion, not me telling anyone what to do – hence the sentence finished with a question mark.
Re: “Crazy She-Bat” I have been known to completely out of my tree (most of the time) however, when the wind is in the right direction, I have moments of complete lucidity. Crazy She-Bats are also known for getting bored when people keep banging on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on………………
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