Sunday, July 09, 2006

Talking ethical...

Good morning.

I found a comment from anonymous claiming that "Mr Watson's website is about letting victims tell the truth" and that my blog is "suppressing the truth about crime in SA". I think it is important for me to say AGAIN that no comments on my blog are edited at all, whether they support what I believe or not. Mr Watson, however, does not post any comments which do not praise him or agree with his methods. The purpose of this blog is to balance out his lies. Personally, I would tend to believe that Neil Watson is suppressing the truth.

Anonymous also sends a message "to all the companies that are offering all kinds of assistance to adolescent Addy. To you I say to hell with your profits and money, human lives, all of them, are way more important. Careful Addy I can see you becomming [sic] the little smiling faced idiot on their billboards promoting a safe SA."

Although I appreciate the offers of assistance I have received, as well as the offers for hosting et cetera, I have not accepted any of these offers yet. I have earned no money, nor will I earn any money at all from this blog. The people who have offered to help have not asked for any money nor have they requested advertising space, although I wouldn't see a problem with this. Another problem I had with the comment from anonymous is that I would become the smiling faced idiot on 'their' billboards. The only smiling face I've seen is the one on the Crime Expo SA web site asking for people to advertise.

Cheers
Addy

17 Comments:

At 10:58 AM, July 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Watson, however, does not post any comments which do not praise him or agree with his methods.

It seems South Africa has two different websites with two different viewpoints, yours and Neil Watson’s of course. Neil Watson focuses on the negative aspects of South Africa and you focus on the positive aspects. I have no problem with either of the two websites, except for outright false statements which will take me no more than 2 minutes to disprove. I feel that the above quoted line is one such false statement and it does damage your credibility considerably. Below I’ve included some ‘sms comments’ which I copied and pasted straight from Neil Watson’s website. It could be argued that he filters the negative comments or that he posts more positive than negative comments, but clearly the statement that he ‘does not post ANY comments which do not praise him or agree with his methods’, made in your blog, is false.

Listen to blatter and see a nuisance you can be among millions in the world. Go home Neil. You can be a good hooligan in Europe.

Your facts and so-called stats are rubbish. Let us see you post this SMS on your site!

Neil, simply take Nqakulas advice and go home. Start by tracing your progenitors' history. SA does not need you.

And so forth, and so forth ...

 
At 1:14 PM, July 09, 2006, Blogger Addy said...

I stand corrected. Still, it doesn't disprove the fact that he is ignoring a number of comments submitted to his site.


Here are two other comments I found on other blogs. They have not been ppublished by Mr Watson.

"From: Chris *****
Date: 08-Jul-2006 16:18
Subject: Please open your eyes!
To: admin@crimexposouthafrica.co.za

See the damage you are causing.

http://hoox.wordpress.com/2006/07/08/102/

I offer you the chance to comment!

Regards

Chris
Proudly South African! "

"From: ****@joblog.co.za
Subject: Fwd:
Date: July 8, 2006 14:26:21 GMT+02:00
To: admin@crimexposouthafrica.co.za

See link:

http://www.joblog.co.za/2006/07/how-to-keep-tourists-out-of-the-country

I challenge you to comment and stand up for what you believe to be a good thing.

Don


http://www.joblog.co.za/"

There is also some interesting comments on this blog.

http://hoox.wordpress.com/2006/07/08/102/

Thanks for correcting me.

Cheers

Addy

 
At 1:23 PM, July 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have sent an email to Neil Watson and he has as yet to publish my comments.
To be fair to Neil Watson, he is doing exactly what the media is doing.
The lead story in the Saturday, just above the Olympic logo was such salicious headline about a Chinese couple murdered in their home and 2 Chinese nationals arrested for their murder.
I am not asking that such stories not be published, but the news were not new and had already been published and known on Friday. To put the unveiling opf the logo and that headline on the same page does exactly what Neil Watson is doing

 
At 1:51 PM, July 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Silly Addy

Make some money from your website and donate it to AIDS orphans or help some abused children. These poor abused children are what ends up being the criminal. They have no guidance and life is so tough when they are kids. They beome adults who don't know better. You can also make some money from your site and put it into education.

 
At 2:05 PM, July 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is quite amazing how many experts we have. So many people seem to know who the criminals are
Some say it is Foreigners, some say AIDS orphans, some say it is Zimbabwean soldiers, etc.
It seems that Neil is breeding Statistians by the minute. Oddly enough, Statisticians have to study and be trained, only to see their work being done by Mr Neil Watson and his friends.
Atleast, Neil is an insurance broker. I have no doubt that he has never acted unethically or pepretuated the robbery of his own clients by the insurance companies he works for.

 
At 2:24 PM, July 09, 2006, Anonymous JP said...

I had a look at http://hoox.wordpress.com/2006/07/08/102/ and I feel it demonstrates exactly what South Africa doesn’t need at the moment: name-calling and mud-slinging. The author fails to make a convincing argument, but rather opts to try and defame the idea/individual in question.

It’s a very sad day indeed when some mindless, senseless individual(s) ...

A comment such as the above one, taken from Hoox’s post, doesn’t belong in any argument ever, anywhere against anyone. It serves no purpose at all other than frustrating people like me.

I couldn’t access http://www.joblog.co.za/2006/07/how-to-keep-tourists and as such I am unable to comment on it

I’m worried that the true purpose of websites such as yours and Neil Watson’s might be ignored in favour of name-calling and mud-slinging. Already factless comments are flooding in with only one purpose, to ridicule either you or Neil Watson or your ideas.

These poor abused children are what ends up being the criminal.

This author didn’t supply any proof.

Atleast, Neil is an insurance broker. I have no doubt that he has never acted unethically or pepretuated the robbery of his own clients by the insurance companies he works for.

Generalization and not really helping South Africa, at all.

At least you Addy seem to stay away from such underhand methods. I’d like to see the websites develop into though-provoking, informative, factual sources on South Africa, its crime situation and possible solutions. Unfortunately things seem to be going the other way …

 
At 8:44 AM, July 10, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talking ethical indeed! You are a silly boy, Addy, you say that you do not edit any comments but you quote from them inaccurately thereby twisting them to suit your agenda. Thus you are doing exactly what you accuse Mr Watson of doing, not so?

Take your response to anonymous: 'I found a comment from anonymous claiming that "Mr Watson's website is about letting victims tell the truth" and that my blog is "suppressing the truth about crime in SA". This is not at all what anonymous said, in fact he was asking a question, yup thats what the squiggly symbol at the end of a sentence denotes.

Anonymous's actual sentence: 'If Mr Watsons website is about letting victims tell the truth, (not the whitewashed rubbish the government influenced media reports), then is this blog about suppressing the truth about crime in SA?

Geddit?

 
At 9:58 AM, July 10, 2006, Blogger Patrick said...

anonymous (above)

Like you suggest, Addy should be very careful only to quote strictly verbatim.

However, we would all would benefit if you adjusted your writing style to be a little less combative and a little more constructive. The most convicing arguments are the ones which take the most lenient possible point of view towards their opponent's position, and criticise it in a mild tone, not an agressive one. Then people can see the reason in the argument, not just the force of the emotion that drives it.

You're Maybe indicate your name, as well, so ppl can reply to you precisely - otherwise you get lost in the sea of anonymity on this blog.

To reply to jp's take on this quote:

Atleast, Neil is an insurance broker. I have no doubt that he has never acted unethically or pepretuated the robbery of his own clients by the insurance companies he works for.

When I saw that comment I thought it must be sarcasm. That insurance agents are always impeccably ethical has never been a given in my assessment.

Best wishes.

 
At 1:46 PM, July 10, 2006, Blogger Len said...

http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_1964543,00.html

 
At 3:08 PM, July 10, 2006, Anonymous Vincent said...

all you do is attack about the fact that the site asks for advertisers.... let it go. do you not think that maybe those ads are paying for the hosting of the site?

South Africa is beyond a fucking joke. What passport do you have? If it wasn't South African....would you use it? Probably.

 
At 3:13 PM, July 10, 2006, Anonymous Vincent said...

go snd be a hooligan in europe? haha....

Neil, simply take Nqakulas advice and go home. Start by tracing your progenitors' history. SA does not need you.

whilst Niel is having a look at his progenitors' history....have a look at your current leaders. Thats history in the making right there. Absoulte pure corruption. and hey...why not look around you, count how many houses have security gate, burgular bars.... why not go read the news and see how many babies or old women were raped today.

Fuck off with your SA doesn't need you shit. Who would want it anyway. Watch it all crumble around you....

 
At 3:41 PM, July 10, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want it Vincent!
Angie

 
At 3:51 PM, July 10, 2006, Blogger Addy said...

Hi there Vincent

I have a South African and a British (EU) Passport for one simple reason. I get through the queues at Heathrow faster and can jump right back on the plane to South Africa.

Addy

 
At 3:51 PM, July 10, 2006, Anonymous jp said...

Just to clarify my one post which was responded to by patrick ...

When I saw that comment I thought it must be sarcasm. That insurance agents are always impeccably ethical has never been a given in my assessment.

Indeed, it is without a doubt sarcasm. The author is suggesting that Neil Watson, as an insurance broker, has 'acted unethically or pepretuated the robbery of his own clients.' Accepting that Neil Watson has acted unethically in the past just because he is an insurance broker is a generalization which doesn't help one's argument.

 
At 4:05 PM, July 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil Watson works for an Insurance company. What's the best way to sell insurance?? Through FEAR!!

Where does the R3 you are charged per SMS on his site go to????

 
At 10:03 PM, July 13, 2006, Anonymous Brainless ??? said...

To built a more Informative, Interactive site STUPID!!! That's where the R3.00 goes to !!..jeez some people got shit for brains!!

 
At 1:57 PM, August 07, 2006, Anonymous jeff mills said...

bwahahaha. what a pathetic loser this anony-mouse character is. why do you people actually waste your time with this tosser? he won't listen to what you say and will twist anything you do to suite his purpose. he also seems to be in full support of this southafricaiscrap character. have you seen this crap blog? the author of it thinly veils his racism by referring to "new south africans" instead of using the word black. he doesn't even have the balls to follow through completely. and this anony-mouse character is in support of him and probably the africacrisis site the southafricaiscrap blog too. they're both unashamedly racist so what does this character's support of those sites make him?

you would waste time on a racist who believes that apartheid was actually a good thing? you would have an argument with someone who believes a falsehood like that?

to call him a loser is an insult to losers.

 

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