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After reading an excerpt from conceptmusic.com i feel like i may have a different feeling towards the character that is roger waters. it reads as follows:

PINK FLOYD star ROGER WATERS is so disgusted by Britain's recent ban on hunting, he refuses to live here anymore and has taken up residence in America.

The veteran rocker now lives in New York's the Hamptons - famously known as a millionaires' playground - where he feels more at home than in the English countryside where traditional country pursuit fox hunting, is now outlawed.

He rages, "To slap down a perfectly gentle, fair-minded and honest yeoman-like minority in that way was just disgusting. It is also bloody stupid."

now to know that roger waters live only 28 miles from my very home is startling and exciting news to me, but knowing that man who preaches of such grace, equalities, the value of lives among other things could be a destroyer of innocent life is humorous and rediculous. Seeing with his preachy run on "leaving beruit" im in shock. one can speak of innocence and who are we to destroy the innocent and weak etc. animals touch breathe blink sleep and and live just as we do so what gives you the right to take there lives. practice what you preach and become a veggie or start writing songs about animal genocide. ???
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fox hunting was a english tradition

eric clapton and other are aggaint the ban they did a concert for it
07-31-2007 11:24 PM
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Liquid Blue Wrote:After reading an excerpt from conceptmusic.com i feel like i may have a different feeling towards the character that is roger waters. it reads as follows:

PINK FLOYD star ROGER WATERS is so disgusted by Britain's recent ban on hunting, he refuses to live here anymore and has taken up residence in America.

The veteran rocker now lives in New York's the Hamptons - famously known as a millionaires' playground - where he feels more at home than in the English countryside where traditional country pursuit fox hunting, is now outlawed.

He rages, "To slap down a perfectly gentle, fair-minded and honest yeoman-like minority in that way was just disgusting. It is also bloody stupid."

now to know that roger waters live only 28 miles from my very home is startling and exciting news to me, but knowing that man who preaches of such grace, equalities, the value of lives among other things could be a destroyer of innocent life is humorous and rediculous. Seeing with his preachy run on "leaving beruit" im in shock. one can speak of innocence and who are we to destroy the innocent and weak etc. animals touch breathe blink sleep and and live just as we do so what gives you the right to take there lives. practice what you preach and become a veggie or start writing songs about animal genocide. ???
I do agree with you on that one. It is very hypocritical to write albums about the deaths of innocent things and then to move away from a country because of a ban on killing animals.

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As an animal lover, I find this disturbing as well. I knew Roger was a hunter, but I didn't realize he was so adamant about it that he would move from England to be able to pursue his "hobby". I honestly think I'm going to write him a letter about this. He needs to find a better hobby. Perhaps I'll suggest stamp-collecting.



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Who knew Roger Waters and Ted Nugent had so much in common! LOL
08-01-2007 01:35 PM
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pisania Wrote:Who knew Roger Waters and Ted Nugent had so much in common! LOL
Oooh... that just makes me shudder. And not in a good way! :laugh:
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pinkfloydmadchris Wrote:
Liquid Blue Wrote:After reading an excerpt from conceptmusic.com i feel like i may have a different feeling towards the character that is roger waters. it reads as follows:

PINK FLOYD star ROGER WATERS is so disgusted by Britain's recent ban on hunting, he refuses to live here anymore and has taken up residence in America.

The veteran rocker now lives in New York's the Hamptons - famously known as a millionaires' playground - where he feels more at home than in the English countryside where traditional country pursuit fox hunting, is now outlawed.

He rages, "To slap down a perfectly gentle, fair-minded and honest yeoman-like minority in that way was just disgusting. It is also bloody stupid."

now to know that roger waters live only 28 miles from my very home is startling and exciting news to me, but knowing that man who preaches of such grace, equalities, the value of lives among other things could be a destroyer of innocent life is humorous and rediculous. Seeing with his preachy run on "leaving beruit" im in shock. one can speak of innocence and who are we to destroy the innocent and weak etc. animals touch breathe blink sleep and and live just as we do so what gives you the right to take there lives. practice what you preach and become a veggie or start writing songs about animal genocide. ???
I do agree with you on that one. It is very hypocritical to write albums about the deaths of innocent things and then to move away from a country because of a ban on killing animals.
Steady on.
I`m very disappointed by Roger`s stance on hunting also. But saying he`s a "hypocrite" because he supports it, is a bit much.
If he was a member of the RSPCA, perhaps he would be. But suggesting he`s guilty of "double standards", because of his anti-war stance is silly. Fox-hunting is one thing....and countless thousands dying in senseless, often politically-driven conflicts is quite another. I hope you`ll agree, the latter is the much graver of the two.

By that, you shouldn`t infer that I don`t care for animal rights. In fact, very much to the contrary...I don`t think we should even kill them for food...that`s why I`ve been a vegetarian for the last 16 years (for moral reasons, not health).
For those who can`t say the same, I`ll suggest the moral indignation is misguided...also that the "hypocrisy" lies, not with Waters, but very much closer to home.




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Pros and Cons Wrote:
pisania Wrote:Who knew Roger Waters and Ted Nugent had so much in common! LOL
Oooh... that just makes me shudder. And not in a good way! :laugh:
Who knows, maybe they will play together sometime. Maybe at some NRA function. Can you picture Roger playing bass on "Cat Scratch Fever" and Ted playing guitar on "Comfortably Numb!?"

Of course I am still kidding about this....
08-02-2007 06:11 AM
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im sure that wasn't the ONLY reason he left Britian, there must have been some other reasons other than that he just didn't want them noted because he talks about them in his songs (Tony Blair was in office when he left i believe)
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08-02-2007 09:18 AM
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Philintheflesh Wrote:
pinkfloydmadchris Wrote:
Liquid Blue Wrote:After reading an excerpt from conceptmusic.com i feel like i may have a different feeling towards the character that is roger waters. it reads as follows:

PINK FLOYD star ROGER WATERS is so disgusted by Britain's recent ban on hunting, he refuses to live here anymore and has taken up residence in America.

The veteran rocker now lives in New York's the Hamptons - famously known as a millionaires' playground - where he feels more at home than in the English countryside where traditional country pursuit fox hunting, is now outlawed.

He rages, "To slap down a perfectly gentle, fair-minded and honest yeoman-like minority in that way was just disgusting. It is also bloody stupid."

now to know that roger waters live only 28 miles from my very home is startling and exciting news to me, but knowing that man who preaches of such grace, equalities, the value of lives among other things could be a destroyer of innocent life is humorous and rediculous. Seeing with his preachy run on "leaving beruit" im in shock. one can speak of innocence and who are we to destroy the innocent and weak etc. animals touch breathe blink sleep and and live just as we do so what gives you the right to take there lives. practice what you preach and become a veggie or start writing songs about animal genocide. ???
I do agree with you on that one. It is very hypocritical to write albums about the deaths of innocent things and then to move away from a country because of a ban on killing animals.
Steady on.
I`m very disappointed by Roger`s stance on hunting also. But saying he`s a "hypocrite" because he supports it, is a bit much.
If he was a member of the RSPCA, perhaps he would be. But suggesting he`s guilty of "double standards", because of his anti-war stance is silly. Fox-hunting is one thing....and countless thousands dying in senseless, often politically-driven conflicts is quite another. I hope you`ll agree, the latter is the much graver of the two.

By that, you shouldn`t infer that I don`t care for animal rights. In fact, very much to the contrary...I don`t think we should even kill them for food...that`s why I`ve been a vegetarian for the last 16 years (for moral reasons, not health).
For those who can`t say the same, I`ll suggest the moral indignation is misguided...also that the "hypocrisy" lies, not with Waters, but very much closer to home.
I'm veg too, and for the same reasons you are. :)
08-02-2007 09:33 AM
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