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Forum: Social Studies 02 May 2015, 02:24 PM
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Posted By Sue
Happy news on both counts Andrew :).

Happy news on both counts Andrew :).
Forum: Social Studies 09 September 2014, 01:15 AM
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Posted By Sue
Rather than start another thread I thought I'd...

Rather than start another thread I thought I'd just use this one as the headline is pretty much the same :). The reason I'm posting though is to rant. It didn't take long for the "jokes" to start...
Forum: Social Studies 21 December 2012, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Sue
I don't let them off the hook because I do feel...

I don't let them off the hook because I do feel that while suicide could not have been foreseen it would have been incredibly naive of them not to have realized there could have been negative...
Forum: Social Studies 19 December 2012, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Sue
She certainly was. At no time did the DJs ever...

She certainly was. At no time did the DJs ever speak to a member of the royal family. The "joke" such as it was was most definitely on the two nurses involved.



Death is not a typical...
Forum: Social Studies 18 December 2012, 04:54 AM
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Posted By Sue
That was my understanding as well. Further they...

That was my understanding as well. Further they stated that they were calling to get permission to air the prank call. A claim I find highly dubious to say the least. No where have I read that the...
Forum: Social Studies 18 December 2012, 04:49 AM
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Posted By Sue
The DJs did not make this claim, to the contrary...

The DJs did not make this claim, to the contrary as far as I can tell. Perhaps they felt safe in stating that they did not do anything other than make the initial call because no one living could...
Forum: Social Studies 17 December 2012, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Sue
Royal nurse Jacintha Saldanha 'blamed DJs for her death'

Mrs Saldhana expressed "deep anger" at the Australian pair, the Mail on Sunday said. She wrote in one of three suicide notes that she held the DJs responsible for her death.

A second note...
Forum: Social Studies 14 December 2012, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Sue
I hadn't really read anything suggesting that...

I hadn't really read anything suggesting that Kate was being a crybaby about nothing or that she was really suffering from anorexia but I'm not surprised that these kinds of comments are out there. ...
Forum: Social Studies 12 December 2012, 04:55 PM
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Posted By Sue
:eek: that sounds pretty good to me! from...

:eek: that sounds pretty good to me!


from Tzarina's link

So it took a death for them to suspend their prank calls. Pretty sad that all the other things they've done were considered just...
Forum: Social Studies 12 December 2012, 03:07 PM
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Views: 124,845
Posted By Sue
It certainly may be a broken bloodline numerous...

It certainly may be a broken bloodline numerous times over the generations - that struck me as well - guess it depends on your definition of bloodline. At any rate I don't think Edward is a good...
Forum: Social Studies 11 December 2012, 03:44 PM
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Views: 124,845
Posted By Sue
Here we have CBC which is wonderful and we also...

Here we have CBC which is wonderful and we also get NPR so we've got 2 good stations. Most of the FM stations aren't too bad (some of the morning drive time DJs are sexist morons though) it's the...
Forum: Social Studies 11 December 2012, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Sue
What to expect from a judgemental public when you're the Duchess of Cambridge

Catherine Elizabeth – the former Kate Middleton – is facing a media culture where pregnancy is highly scrutinized, as well as sexualized. It’s a social pageant of motherhood that celebrities play out...
Forum: Social Studies 11 December 2012, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Sue
And it was up to him to make this point why...

And it was up to him to make this point why exactly?
Forum: Social Studies 11 December 2012, 12:58 AM
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Posted By Sue
I was reading some of the many articles that have...

I was reading some of the many articles that have come out that talk about the history of 'pranks' at that station. This particular one got world wide attention first because of the royal connection...
Forum: Social Studies 10 December 2012, 06:05 PM
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Views: 124,845
Posted By Sue
No one is arguing that the nurses involved didn't...

No one is arguing that the nurses involved didn't make a mistake but that doesn't absolve the DJs or the people over them who okayed this stunt from blame. Particularly when the real targets were...
Forum: Social Studies 10 December 2012, 05:14 PM
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Views: 124,845
Posted By Sue
Exactly. Maybe they could not have foreseen that...

Exactly. Maybe they could not have foreseen that someone would commit suicide over this but any reasonable person should really have foreseen that there was a very good chance that a health care...
Forum: Social Studies 10 December 2012, 02:36 PM
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Views: 124,845
Posted By Sue
This wasn't remotely like tickling someone though...

This wasn't remotely like tickling someone though was it? I actually feel sorry for the DJs, I'm sure they are genuinely horrified by what happened and they are going to have to live with it for the...
Forum: Social Studies 09 December 2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,845
Posted By Sue
Yes, they kept calling it the royal prank but...

Yes, they kept calling it the royal prank but really they didn't prank any member of the royal family they pranked two hard working women who were simply doing a job that, frankly, most of don't want...
Forum: Social Studies 08 December 2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,845
Posted By Sue
Why this prank crossed the line

So when does funny become offence? In the motive? When the target is a vulnerable member of society, such as a teenager, or in the case of the Duchess of Cambridge, a pregnant woman being treated in...
Forum: Social Studies 07 December 2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,845
Posted By Sue
While they certainly couldn't have anticipated...

While they certainly couldn't have anticipated that their prank might have had deadly consequences they should have anticipated that it might have had other consequences especially given that this is...
Forum: Social Studies 07 December 2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,845
Posted By Sue
Australian radio presenters Mel Greig and Michael...

Australian radio presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian have been taken off air this evening following growing global outrage at their ‘sick’ prank call to the Duchess of Cambridge’s hospital.
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Forum: Social Studies 07 December 2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,845
Posted By Sue
Nothing I am reading so far is saying that the...

Nothing I am reading so far is saying that the "prank" was irrevelant. I am not saying the DJs should lose their jobs but I sincerely hope they and others who think fooling people for a wide...
Forum: Social Studies 05 December 2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,845
Posted By Sue
I thought it was because Camilla herself is...

I thought it was because Camilla herself is divorced.

ETA: according to this the issue is partly Camilla being divorced which meant a marriage at a registry office so basically it's whether their...
Forum: Social Studies 05 December 2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,845
Posted By Sue
On the other hand the story I see most often now...

On the other hand the story I see most often now with regard to Kate is discussion of her hyperemesis gravidarum. If a few people have their eyes opened to just how serious this condition can be...
Forum: Social Studies 03 December 2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,845
Posted By Sue
From the OP: I like that girls will no...

From the OP:



I like that girls will no longer be passed over because of a younger brother.
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