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Posted by Simon ( on June 04, 2001 at 05:56:14:

In Reply to: Disability...and Tibetans posted by Chamb on June 03, 2001 at 13:37:39:

My usual comment - this is a cluster headache board. Exclusively.


Chamb did ask a ch question, and is a sufferer, so that makes the rest of the post as relevant here as the ones about dogs, cats and sheep that occasionally surface. I see absolutely nothing wrong with him informing us about his/her interest in that subject, and asking if anyone might be interested in finding out more. (It was, bluntly, as interesting as many about families, pets, or the weather in Alaska at this time of year.) Maybe he/she did come on a bit strong, and the contribution would have been taken more calmly had it been after a longer time at the board, when, as we all know, things are more easily forgiven. Anyway, we live and learn.


This is a cluster headache board. Exclusively. An international cluster headaches board......

Can someone please tell me when it became a forum for the worst excesses of American "we are the only country in the world" xenophobia:

"Go back where you came from" - think back 250 years folks.

"religious committment not to practice birth control and that is your right, but why should we be responsible when you didn't ask us if we would shoulder that burden before bringing these children into the world?" - are catholic clusterheads to be allowed treatment if they are the fourth child? fifth? where do we draw the line?

"who gives a fuck about tibets?" (sic) - presumably the Tibetans, and certainly the Chinese!

"the one country on earth that has probably saved the planet from unspeakable horrors" - presumably from the Hollywood school of history - not sure Churchill would agree.

We may not have the time or the inclination to help Chamb, but I really do not see the need to extend the irrational personal abuse to racism and intolerance of a manifestly repugnant fashion.

I was told when we started looking at OUCH (UK) that we need not have a separate organisation because it would weaken us, and we were all pulling together. I'm not certain that OUCH would find itself with many Indian and Tibetan supporters after this little display.


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