“1) The policy will not cure disability.
2) The banks encouraged debts, the more debt a bankers sold you the bigger a bonus he got. This was helped by the Tory policy of no regulation, ie no "red tape".
Thatcher increased the number on incapacity benefit, mainly through increased mental illness cause by the stress and misery of long term poverty and unemployment.
The service sector is the only one which will grow, government is part of the service sector and if you cut it it will damage the economy.
Your last sentence is incoherent, no surprise for an idiot like you.
Unemployment came down massively when the minimum wage was introduce, the exact opposite of what the Tories said and you are saying would happen!!
You are a dangerous idiot, do the world a favour and go play on the motorway.”
“it's not the same, one is making clothes for people who are otherwise excluded, A&F is excluding people it could easily include.
A&F are saying big people are unworthy it's like selling to whites only, it's a horrible discriminatory attitude that should be condemned.”
“No, google up "the Ratner effect" and you will see his company will be lucky to survive, similar comments by Gerard Rather cause the near collapse of his business which lost £500 million because of it.”
I think they will go bust, the same thing happened in the UK when the CEO of Ratner's ( a jewellers), Gerald Ratner made a similar blunder detailed below.
Although widely regarded as "tacky", the shops and their wares were nevertheless extremely popular with the public, until Ratner made a speech at the Institute of Directors. During the speech, he commented:
“We also do cut-glass sherry decanters complete with six glasses on a silver-plated tray that your butler can serve you drinks on, all for £4.95. People say, "How can you sell this for such a low price?", I say, "because it's total crap".”
“they are not catering for a sector, they are deliberately excluding a section of people because they consider them unworthy., that is real bad. How about they made clothes for white only people would that be OK by your thinking? It woudl wouldn't it which just shows you are wrong.(or just plain stupid (more likely I suspect))”
“I am sure he has talked to many handing out the clothes and he is also rasing th issue of homelessness, and you are slagging him off, presumably you would prefer the homeless freeze in dignity. The homeless can speak for themselves and don't have to wear what they are offered, they have a choice, I think they will like it that people are thinking about them and coming to talk to them whilst giving out clothes.
With friends like you do they need enemies? You doing this to look good on your CV or something?”
tinkdye on May 15, 2013 at 17:42:04
“As stated in a previous comment, a debate is not what I'm interested in. I'm also guessing that you didn't read my previous comments either.
I am not against Greg and his video. I do think it can draw attention to the issue of homelessness while also drawing attention to AF's awful policies. As for whether Greg talked to anyone while handing out the clothes I can only comment on what I see in the video and he is only with each person for a few seconds and then he is on his way. So, I have to assume he didn't talk to each person and tell them why he is doing what he is doing.
Those that are homeless can speak for themselves but in my experience few listen and that is why their are counselors, doctors, advocates, case/social workers, outreach coordinators, who speak out for those that are homeless and get them the help needed. The issue of homelessness is so much more complex that whether to give clothes or not.
Your following point: "I think they will like it that people are thinking about them and coming to talk to them whilst giving out clothes." has made me think what would someone who is homeless say about this video? I think tomorrow I will show this video to a few of my friends that I work with that happen to not have a home and see what they think. So thanks for that idea. :)”
“Meanwhile you are doing nothing, you are not homeless are you so how can you say they feel slighted, fact is they do not hey are glad of the clothes, a former homeless person said so.
And you are trying to slight the campaign to protected A&F, I mean it's not as if you care about homeless people your self is it? If you did there would not be any. Get back to A&F and get your tacky shallow shopping done.”
“the meteors are connected, one did a half orbit and the speed would have been the same if both had hit. NASA think it is a 3.65million to 1 coincidence. God alone know how they put a man on the moon!!”
“The two meteor events are related, they are events which only happen once in every 100 years, the chances of them happening on the same day are 365x364x100x100=1,332,250,000 over a billion to one. Further to that they also had the same speed and trajectory (after a half orbit). Anyone who thinks they are unrelated must be mental.”