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Magda Hassan
12-12-2010, 10:46 AM
http://www.vodafone.co.uk/vodafone-uk/made-me-smile/index.htm

Telling vodafone to pay their bloody taxes makes me smile. They owe more than 6 billion pounds in unpaid taxes. People in the UK are being asked to go with out social services and to work longer because there is 'not enough money' to pay for these services. Apparently. But if Vodafone and the other corporate welfare queens coughed up what they owe real people wouldn't have to go with out.

Vodafone are running a campaign at the moment asking people to Tweet them and tell them what makes them smile. If you like to Twitter you can fine Vodafone here http://www.vodafone.co.uk/vodafone-uk/made-me-smile/index.htm

Just include #mademesmile http://t.co/pTkuLCU in your Tweet to be in the draw for some marvelous prizes.

David Guyatt
12-12-2010, 11:42 AM
That'll bring their promotion to a sudden stop anyway.

No way they're going to cough up any money unless the grovelment tell them to. And that's not going to happen is it.

Myra Bronstein
12-12-2010, 07:09 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337088/ROYAL-CAR-ATTACK-Mob-attacking-Charles-Camillas-car-lucky-shot.html

Carsten Wiethoff
12-12-2010, 08:27 PM
This made me smile, ahh, laugh...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV4IjHz2yIo

Putin singing Blueberrry Hill...http://www.deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/images/icons/icon6.gif

Myra Bronstein
12-14-2010, 05:53 AM
This made me smile, ahh, laugh...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV4IjHz2yIo

Putin singing Blueberrry Hill...http://www.deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/images/icons/icon6.gif

Someone left a good comment at that link:

"Prior to becoming Russian president, Putin was ahead of the KGB where it’s been said he tortured people.? Now we know how."

Magda Hassan
12-14-2010, 10:52 AM
Makes me smile.
http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/2010/12/14/vodafone-twitter-contest-attacked-by-protesters/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Vodafone Twitter Contest Attacked by Protesters (http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/2010/12/14/vodafone-twitter-contest-attacked-by-protesters/)

Under: Vodafone (http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/category/networks-2/vodafone-networks-2/) Date: December 14th, 2010

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Vodafone has been running a contest via Twitter whereby Vodafone (http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/category/networks-2/vodafone-networks-2/) asked people to tweet #mademesmile and what makes them smile, with the chance of winning free mobile phones for doing so; however apparently Vodafone’s Twitter contest was attacked by disgruntled protesters.
According to an article over on Tech Watch (http://www.techwatch.co.uk/2010/12/13/vodafone-smile-competition-hijacked-by-frowning-protesters/) by Darren Allan, the anti-tax and anti-cuts avoidance campaign run by UK Uncut (http://www.ukuncut.org.uk/) learnt about Vodafone’s Twitter (http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/tag/twitter/)campaign and attacked it with their own tweets. So why did the protesters attack a Vodafone contest?
Apparently because Vodafone is one of UK Uncut’s main targets due to apparently being let off of handing over £6 billion in owed tax to the government by George Osborne, of which UK Uncut says it is “one of the most shameless, blatant and costly examples of corporate-government cronyism in years.”
UK Uncut supporters tweeted an avalanche of embarrassing tweets to hijack the contest with one protester apparently tweeting “Thinking of the bewildered Vodafone execs panicking into their Blackberry’s this morning #mademesmile” while posted to the UK Uncut blog (http://www.ukuncut.org.uk/blog) was, “UK Uncut would like to thank Vodafone for all the free advertising.”
According to coverage by The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/dec/12/vodafone-smile-tax-protest-twitter?CMP=twt_fd), “all tweets containing the hashtag were posted, unmoderated, on to Vodafone’s website, compounding the negative publicity and showing campaigners’ sentiments to people who might otherwise have been unaware of the controversy.”
http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/2010/12/14/vodafone-twitter-contest-attacked-by-protesters/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Keith Millea
12-14-2010, 05:44 PM
I smile when I watch THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpwCuIy80OA)

:dancing: