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Windows 7: Nice to see a CELEB with Principles

06 Dec 2009   #1

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 
Nice to see a CELEB with Principles

Hi all
We see so many instances of celebs really not being very good examples to younger people in particular but when I read this story I had to read it again to make sure I actually understood what it was saying.

It restores my faith in Human Beings again -- to turn down a decent size Gig in a difficult market just before Xmas definitely was a great show by a great actor.

Comic Michael McIntyre refuses to perform for debt collectors and loses £28k fee - mirror.co.uk

Cheers
jimbo
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06 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)
 
 

The nerve of those folks - trying to collect debts...... No comedy for YOU! That's the way to stick it to The Man.
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06 Dec 2009   #3

 

I think he is an idiot, losing 28k as a protest against people who are just doing their job keeping the economy running
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06 Dec 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

He should have done the gig, collect the money and donate it to people that needed it ... if he were really serious, other than that I agree with John... a very empty gesture..
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06 Dec 2009   #5

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
He should have done the gig, collect the money and donate it to people that needed it ... if he were really serious, other than that I agree with John... a very empty gesture..
Hi there

Without degenerating this thread into a political discussion these things are much more fairly - even if at times a bit more brutally executed in the USA. The legal process is usually clear and followed even if some might not agree with it.

In the UK there's no regulation (or almost none) on the activities of these types of businesses and a lot of them are run by people who have had almost every other business license revoked by trading standards legislation.

Techniques like "Home" Visits, incessant nuisance phone calls, threatening behaviour more akin to the "traditional mafia" and almost every other scam you can think of are common place - and these companies in the current market climate get even more desperate to go about their business - often far outside legal processes.

People have a right to collect money owed but this must be done in a fair and LEGAL manner via the COURTS - that's what they are there for - - and unfortunately in todays environment there are people who through no fault of their own simply CAN'T pay up the often ludicrous amounts demanded by these sort of organisations and their extortionate fees.

The Celeb in question himself has first hand experience at the hand of these sorts of organisations which is why I APPLAUD him for his action.

He wasn't saying DON'T pay debts -- just drawing attention that this was a business model he wouldn't support.

After all would you as a Cancer charity for example purchase shares in Gallaghers / Imperial Tobacco/ Philip Morris etc etc.

(I'm not advocating Banning Smoking or whatever - BTW).

Cheers
jimbo
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06 Dec 2009   #6

 
 

Never heard of him, but everyone has to stand up for their principles now and then, no matter how seemingly irrational it appears to others.
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06 Dec 2009   #7

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

A selfish move at self-promotion.

I agree with Tews here 110%
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06 Dec 2009   #8
stew2

 

Good for him. I wouldnt have done it either. Between the banks lending to people who shouldnt have gotten loans and finance companies like Cabot charging huge amounts on those debts its no wonder our economy is c***
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06 Dec 2009   #9

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi all
This post was basically about a Celeb - not politics
however I've been looking at the issue further - and it seems there's REAL Horror stories going on with people who are in the grasp of these "businesses".

Just warning people - whatever country you come from try NEVER to get into this kind of debt where these companies can come after you.

We can't all turn down 28,000 GBP for a Gig.

anyway have a read - and that's my LAST word on this subject since this could start a whole set of issues not appropriate on a Computer Forum --even in a Chill out out area.

Debt Collection Industry - The Consumer Forums

cheers
jimbo
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07 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I think he is an idiot, losing 28k as a protest against people who are just doing their job keeping the economy running
Very true...
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