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Postby Flare on Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:54 am

I placed complaint to the UK advertising standards agency (ASA) regarding a lot of the charities advertising for funding to help a stricken area or another, typically starving African children and war refugees.
I for one am sick and tired of being constantly bombarded with images of starving African kids and refugees whilst trying to eat my dinner and catch up on news, its not informing me of anything its emotional baggage trying to guilt trip me into forking over cash and I am sick of it.
Why is it accepted ? Just because the cause is 'just' ? Bullshit I pay up and I will still be bombarded , and even if they get the cash the kids of today will screw and fuck and make more kids they can not afford to bring up and just aggravate the situation.

I am not without feeling , otherwise I wouldnt complain , but ffs can I not eat my dinner and watch the news without he grub being seasoned with guilt that I can eat and they cannot ?

I complained , am I the devil ?
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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby Shuriken on Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:54 am

Guilt is foreign to me, I find stories like this fascinating lol.

I don't watch TV so I've not seen the adverts but vaguely remember their ilk from when I was smaller. Maybe I'm heartless but I think that if they're being filmed there are people already so aware of their situation that they are with them. Yet instead of helping them they're filming them starving and asking you to help them. If you can afford television advertising and you spend it on television advertising when there are people, who's existence you have at least acknowledged, that could use that money to not starve then you are already failing. I do get that this was the most popular medium of advertisement for a while but now it's an enormous waste of money. I respect charities that get off their arses and do the work they preach about, incidentally you hear about them because they're doing good things, funny how that works.

Personally I don't think you're the devil but I'm far from the best person to attempt to assess guilt lol
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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby Security on Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:22 am

Begging for money for the less fortunate is an industry that makes billions just like the ad for deodorant it is shown on TV for that purpose. I have taken the general stance that every charity is a waste of money, not because I am not willing to help people but because you rarely if at all can see if your money makes a difference and many use it to clear there conscious. So instead I just try to make the people around me happy and invest my money into that as I actually care for those people and can directly not just see but decide where the money goes.

After saying all of that I can still say I have donated a considerable amount of money to charity over the years but it was not because of the charities themselves, it always was for a person close to me that found it very important and did something in exchange (climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro being the most extreme one) for it all.

As for your complaint itself I doubt it will do anything.
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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby Enigma on Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:00 am

I don't care about starving Africans either and I don't see a reason why anyone should.
Africans can blame themselves for the shit situation they're in right now. There was no famine during the evil white man rule, as a matter of fact some countries had higher GDP than some Communist countries during late 70s and early 80s. Once they got rid of the evil white oppressors their whole continent went to hell.
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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby Binerexis on Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:22 pm

Was anything preventing you from changing the channel?
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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby sweetamber92 on Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:28 pm

i hate how they always put them on at teatime.. so your sat there enjoying yr noms.. suddenly starving children..
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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby re# Skilgannon on Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:30 pm

Enigma wrote:I don't care about starving Africans either and I don't see a reason why anyone should.
Africans can blame themselves for the shit situation they're in right now. There was no famine during the evil white man rule, as a matter of fact some countries had higher GDP than some Communist countries during late 70s and early 80s. Once they got rid of the evil white oppressors their whole continent went to hell.



yes because being a glorified slave of an occupying population is SO much better isnt it

btw how did your deportation hearing go?
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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby Enigma on Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:19 pm

Please don't start with the slavery debate. You get slavery even in today's Britain.

Not brilliant, but what to expect from a female judge who has a reputation for refusing 98% bail applications and 99% appeals. I don't care much about myself to be honest. I'm more worried about others who have families in the UK. She refused their appeals as well. And some of those people have been living here for over 10 years so they shouldn't even be liable for deportation.
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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby Silkie on Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:21 pm

Mute button. I give to charities and am usually good for money in a tin being rattled at me but high pressure stuff gets you nothing with me. It's not that I don't care as I've given to various charitable organisations since I had my own money to give but I don't like it being sold the way it is now.

Heavens Enigma not caring about someone else and their problems is that a first?
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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby Slavechild on Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:36 pm

I use to donate to the RSPB (lost a bet with a good looking RSPB girl at her stand) but they kept bombarding me with calls asking me to donate more and a free magazine which was just a catalogue of expensive bird things you can buy from them of causes you can donate more to.

I cancelled the direct debit and when they called next I gave them an ear full. Can't say i've heard from them since.

There is a handful of charities that I would actively donate to if I had the surplus money and I would only donate if I could see the money being put to good use and not to pay some call center to bother me every month.
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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby Unspecified on Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:42 pm

I don't like the adverts, but then i don't like the suffering that's going on in the world either. If it gets a few people to help save some lives then i can certainly live with it. I donate to charity already but i cant say I've ever decided to donate to a particular charity because they put an advert on tv...

Yes adverts and callers etc can be seen as a waste of money, but they way they look at is is "if we spend £100k on a campaign and get £300k back from it then its paid for itself and made us an extra £200k to spend on helping people - more than what we would have had if we didn't do it - so its worth doing". I guess not every charity gets the maths right, but if it didn't work alot of the time they would soon stop doing it...
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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby Bobbobthebob on Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:50 pm

Unspecified wrote:I don't like the adverts, but then i don't like the suffering that's going on in the world either. If it gets a few people to help save some lives then i can certainly live with it. I donate to charity already and i cant say I've ever decided to donate to a particular charity because they put an advert on tv...

Yes adverts and callers etc can be seen as a waste of money, but they way they look at is is "if we spend £100k on a campaign and get £300k back from it then its paid for itself and made us an extra £200k to spend on helping people - more than what we would have had if we didn't do it - so its worth doing". I guess not every charity gets the maths right, but if it didn't work alot of the time they would soon stop doing it...

^^Pretty much this.

Those of you concerned about the efficiency of donations should check out charitynavigator.org (American site but good on the international charities) and GivingWhatWeCan and The Life You Can Save.

If you're really concerned about family planning and population level issues (rather than wanting to make throw-away racist comments and blame the victims for their predicament) then perhaps Population Services International is what you should consider donating to.
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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby Enigma on Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:23 am

Silkie wrote:Heavens Enigma not caring about someone else and their problems is that a first?
I used to care about others and their problems, that's how I actually got into a prison.
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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby re# Skilgannon on Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:46 am

wow, didn't realise we lived in a dictatorship state where those who fight oppression and stand up to a fascist regime went to prison, I thought in this country only people who broke the rather liberal laws in a rather serious manner were incarcerated.

Why don't you tell us what injustice was served against you so we can maybe use our collective might to help your fight for the worthy and just
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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby Binerexis on Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:46 am

Maybe we could create a charity and get TV advertising space.
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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby re# Skilgannon on Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:09 am

or an ice bucket challenge?

we could call it the "douche Bucket Challenge" :D
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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby Enigma on Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:25 pm

re# Skilgannon wrote:wow, didn't realise we lived in a dictatorship state where those who fight oppression and stand up to a fascist regime went to prison, I thought in this country only people who broke the rather liberal laws in a rather serious manner were incarcerated.
Yes, your laws are so liberal that you have 2nd highest overall crime rate in the EU. It's probably because you can end up on remand for throwing an apple, which is a truly appalling crime.
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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby Templar+ on Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:38 pm

re# Skilgannon wrote:wow, didn't realise we lived in a dictatorship state where those who fight oppression and stand up to a fascist regime went to prison, I thought in this country only people who broke the rather liberal laws in a rather serious manner were incarcerated.

Why don't you tell us what injustice was served against you so we can maybe use our collective might to help your fight for the worthy and just


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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby re# Skilgannon on Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:02 pm

break the laws of a country you are a guest of and yes, you should be sent home!
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Re: I placed a complaint against charities adverts in ASA UK

Postby Templar+ on Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:19 pm

re# Skilgannon wrote:break the laws of a country you are a guest of and yes, you should be sent home!


Actually he isn't even a guest he's here illegally.
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