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Wanted - new financial backers : Comments

By Graham Young, published 7/2/2011

This very Australian site which strives for tolerance and civility and better community understanding is under threat because of the bigotry of some entrenched interests and the weakness of some corporates both masquerading under the banner of values.

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If Graham Young featured some of the articles on ICH, he would get lots of backers!

OLO is often too parochial. It doesn't really deal with world issues that well, same as many Australian sites.

Do yourself a favour and check out http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/ and escape from the mediocrity of Mikey Bear and his tiny, limited, self-centered world.

You can say I told you!

http://www.dangerouscreation.com
Posted by David G, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 7:18:11 PM
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Michael,

What other site would let you post your false accusations after you tried to destroy it.

Let's get a couple of things straight. While you might like to think that the advertisers took the same offence as you and Greg that is not what they have told us. They have told us, via our advertising agency, that the article was the problem.

And please, no pretence that you weren't part of this, as you were the employee at IBM who put pressure on the company to take their ads off the site. This was despite the fact that they had previously requested to be on this site. Why did they want to be here? Because we got better results than other sites, and this would be because the people who they are targeting are more likely to be at OLO than elsewhere.

IBM doesn't appear to understand that their clients actually value open and honest debate. Not only have you damaged our commercial interest, but you have damaged the commercial interest of your employer by convincing them to withdraw. Two for the price of one.
Posted by GrahamY, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 7:39:34 PM
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Come on David, anyone who knows me would say I'm far from mediocre. You clearly don't know me well enough. Want to meet for a drink? ;)
Posted by MikeyBear, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 7:43:32 PM
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I really donít think that the anti-discrimination laws in this country change peopleís mind set. If they want to hire a pretty young girl instead of an older woman they still continue to do so. As long as they make no comment as to the reason for their choice. They still hire fit young workers whilst older men try and try and canít get a job in their qualified field. What has happened since the discrimination laws came into being is they just keep their reasons for hiring a particular applicant out of 50 or more, to themselves.

Their ageist, sexist attitudes are still the same, just not stated in public.

Probably in the area of sexual harrassment and the sacking of pregnant women the discrimination laws have helped to rein in a lot of this behaviour not because the attitude has changed but out of fear of monetary litigation. Still a lot of these cases go on happening.

You can force a horse to water but you canít make it drink. You can ban the public airing of thoughts but you canít stop the private thoughts of people. Better have those thoughts out in the open and challenged if you wish to change anything at the fundamentalist human level.
Posted by CHERFUL, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 11:42:19 PM
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Nice to see ANZ advertisements have returned.
Posted by Poirot, Saturday, 26 February 2011 12:07:06 AM
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[Deleted. Off topic.]
Posted by one under god, Saturday, 26 February 2011 6:53:27 AM
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