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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Bob Geldof, you're a tool

Geldof condemns sale of Live 8 tickets on eBay - Yahoo! News
Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof has condemned as 'sick profiteering' the sale of free charity concert tickets on auction Web site eBay.

Geldof branded the site an 'electronic pimp' and called for a worldwide boycott.

'I am sick with this,' Geldof said in a statement. 'What eBay are doing is profiteering on the backs of the impoverished.

'The people who are selling it are wretches. But far worse is the corporate culture which capitalizes on people's misery.'

Capitalizes on people's misery??? Bob, please, get over yourself and your desire to control everything that people do. Fine, you want debt to be forgiven? Very noble (even though you're forcing the taxpayers to absorb the cost for something that they might not have chosen, when they could instead, say, do whatever the hell they want with their own money). Now, even though the sale of these tickets will in no way take money out of anyone's hands, except those who voluntary agree to exchange their money for these tickets, you think they should be prevented from doing so. Well screw you, and your anti-market bullshit. If something is mine, it's mine to do with whatever I like, whether that means sell it, keep it, or destroy it.

On another note, supposedly Pink Floyd is reuniting with Roger Waters for this show. I certainly wouldn't mind seeing that...


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