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SirWilliam
post Feb 14 2018, 06:35 PM
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So we have had a couple of days of media frenzy over an issue that in "normal" times would have maybe warranted a single column inch in the Grauniad. The press on both sides of the political divide stand as one in condemnation, BBC commentators are ripping into charity executives and the women's movement for world dominance are apoplectic in indignation.
The crime? Couple of aid workers exchange a few shillings for a bit of rumpy pumpy with a local call girl. Now to the best of my knowledge celibacy is not a prerequisite to assisting those in peril nor is it a disciplinary matter to what they do in their spare time. Now if there is evidence to show that the monies collected were used for this purpose I could endorse the outrage but come on let's face it the sex trade is the only work available in a lot of the third world and faced with a choice between obtaining money for food and starving then it is a no-brainer. What these self righteous moral high grounders should be doing is ensuring that, firstly the peoples that need the help get it and secondly, the corruption that is so evident in these Countries is addressed as a matter of urgency.

Still on a positive note I haven't heard much about the folly of brexit of late. cool.gif


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post Feb 14 2018, 10:24 PM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Feb 14 2018, 06:35 PM) *
So we have had a couple of days of media frenzy over an issue that in "normal" times would have maybe warranted a single column inch in the Grauniad. The press on both sides of the political divide stand as one in condemnation, BBC commentators are ripping into charity executives and the women's movement for world dominance are apoplectic in indignation.
The crime? Couple of aid workers exchange a few shillings for a bit of rumpy pumpy with a local call girl. Now to the best of my knowledge celibacy is not a prerequisite to assisting those in peril nor is it a disciplinary matter to what they do in their spare time. Now if there is evidence to show that the monies collected were used for this purpose I could endorse the outrage but come on let's face it the sex trade is the only work available in a lot of the third world and faced with a choice between obtaining money for food and starving then it is a no-brainer. What these self righteous moral high grounders should be doing is ensuring that, firstly the peoples that need the help get it and secondly, the corruption that is so evident in these Countries is addressed as a matter of urgency.

Still on a positive note I haven't heard much about the folly of brexit of late. cool.gif


Yes, would agree with that. Essentially, this should surely be an internal disciplinary matter - not even worth much of a mention in the red tops. Perhaps the in the recent sale of the Express we can see answer; arresting the decline of newspaper sales is now seen as critical. Might we now see what our fearless reporters get up to in their spare time? Sadly, ad seems usual these days, this story is hiding a much bigger scandle in the Charity sector; the lack of proper financial control or regulation.


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post Feb 16 2018, 10:49 AM
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post Feb 16 2018, 11:34 AM
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On a more serious note, if one was working in a natural disaster zone it is doubtful there would be sufficient energy left at the end of the shift to even contemplate exercising the old tummy banana. wink.gif


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