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Post by party animal - not! on Wed 13 Jul 2016, 10:06

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3687393/Migrant-camp-George-Clooney-s-Italian-hideaway-Lake-Como-home-hundreds-people-nearby-border-crossing-Switzerland-closed.html


This is actually two stories combined...........

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Post by LizzyNY on Wed 13 Jul 2016, 15:04

I saw this earlier today and wondered if Amal or George are involving themselves in any way. Their stance on the refugee crisis has been well publicized and now it sits right on their doorstep - literally. I doubt that they'd invite any of the refugees into their home (seems they have a full house right now anyway) but I wouldn't be surprised if they did inquire of the city if there was something they could do to help.
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Post by PigPen on Wed 13 Jul 2016, 18:17

Or, will they simply tell others what they should be doing... thinking along the lines of GTC rallying for more women/minorities in films etc- but doesn't do a hell of a lot himself as a producer, "power couple"  et al.

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Post by LizzyNY on Wed 13 Jul 2016, 18:43

I would think this is more her bailiwick than his. She is, after all, a human rights lawyer and also has cultural ties to the part of the world many of the refugees are fleeing.

George's commitment has long been to the conflict in South Sudan, which has recently gotten so much worse that the US, for one, is removing all non-essential personnel from the country. I doubt that he's actively involved in the situation, but it must be really disheartening after all the hard work he's put into it.
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Post by Joanna on Wed 13 Jul 2016, 19:17

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PigPen wrote:Or, will they simply tell others what they should be doing... thinking along the lines of GTC rallying for more women/minorities in films etc- but doesn't do a hell of a lot himself as a producer, "power couple"  et al.


Hi PP......Hello!     How do you know that  " he doesn't do a hell of a lot himself etc etc"

I think he does quite a lot behind the scenes, going by things that 
he's said in past interviews. I doubt that even on holiday he's never 
just lounging around doing nothing.

Obviously we see very little of his life, as we've mentioned before.

I've enjoyed seeing these latest pictures while they're all back in Como.

Sofa bounce

PS.....hope you're keeping OK PP.
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Post by PigPen on Wed 13 Jul 2016, 20:11

J- what I 'm talking about is... there are times  he talks a good story, ie: telling Hollywood this year's Oscars were too white, yet as a producer, he's not done much to correct the situation.   To that regard- lets hope with the situation in Como- that there is less rhetoric about what should be done- and instead, let Hollywood's power couple ( yuk) lead the way by example that others can emulate.

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Re: Mailonline headline story today...Refugees in Como. George party nearby

Post by party animal - not! on Thu 14 Jul 2016, 01:14

An article from the local paper explaining the refugee situation and geography and the role of people smugglers


http://www.ilgiorno.it/como/profughi-svizzera-1.2341104

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Post by annemarie on Thu 14 Jul 2016, 01:37

I don't think any of us know what George is doing behind the scenes change takes time. I think he is an honorable man and will do what he can to change things.

I don't think anyone needs to emulate George people should do what they can and what they feel is right.

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Post by Donnamarie on Thu 14 Jul 2016, 21:25

Another article from the DF.  Have to say some of the comments from residents are far from empathetic.  It's not a good situation.  The government is hopefully trying to find a temporary solution.  Sounds like there are quite a few migrants/refugees there.  The article as usual has inaccuracies ....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3689928/We-don-t-want-refugees-George-Clooney-s-super-rich-Lake-Como-neighbors-say-Italian-idyll-RUINED-migrants-doorstep-Switzerland-closes-border-html


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Post by party animal - not! on Thu 14 Jul 2016, 22:17

Donnamarie, this is a good example of how chaotic the whole situation is. 

The Swiss was quite tolerant with small numbers every day but they've now closed their border, which they're entitled to do of course, leaving those who have no direction with nowhere to go.

One example in one article was a young man from Gambia who'd spent several years in one country while they decided on his case and then decided not to give him asylum and sent him home, but he just decided to start again. Goodness where he's got the money from to pay the smugglers all over again.......

Have to say it stuns me to think that very few of these people have been registered at their port of embarkation even now............they are supposed to request asylum at their first port of call.......

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Post by carolhathaway on Thu 14 Jul 2016, 22:26

... and the countries with external frontiers of the community do have to deal with huge numbers of refugees, mostly Italy and Greece...

Because - if other countries refuse to take them, the refugees have to stay there.

The EU wants to develop similar conditions for all refugees in the whole EU - a good idea in general. The only problem is that the conditions for people in their own countries is so different, that refugees will either live better than peolle i  - for example - Bulgaria or live under much poorer conditions than poor people in the richer countries. So - as long as you can't equalize the conditions in all EU countries, you can't equalize the conditions for refugees as well...


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Re: Mailonline headline story today...Refugees in Como. George party nearby

Post by LizzyNY on Thu 14 Jul 2016, 22:53

Donnamarie -The lack of empathy you mentioned may not be the response we wish for, but it is understandable when the waves of refugees keep coming and there are really no facilities for them.

Honestly, we here in the US really can't judge. We have a homeless problem right here that we're not addressing adequately. How many people do you know who have cheerfully invited a homeless person into their home? I'm betting none. Yes, we do have shelters and other social services for them, but many are still on the streets - and most of us, if we're honest, don't like having them around our neighborhoods.

I don't know the answer, either for our friends in Europe or for us, but I don't blame anyone who is unhappy with the situation and wishes it would go away.


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Post by party animal - not! on Thu 14 Jul 2016, 23:56

........and if only safe havens had been established in 2011/2012 by the EU and the UN as had been suggested by many charities already looking after many and seeing what was on the horizon........

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Post by Donnamarie on Fri 15 Jul 2016, 00:23

LizzyNY wrote:Donnamarie -The lack of empathy you mentioned may not be the response we wish for, but it is understandable when the waves of refugees keep coming and there are really no facilities for them.

Honestly, we here in the US really can't judge. We have a homeless problem right here that we're not addressing adequately. How many people do you know who have cheerfully invited a homeless person into their home? I'm betting none. Yes, we do have shelters and other social services for them, but many are still on the streets - and most of us, if we're honest, don't like having them around our neighborhoods.

I don't know the answer, either for our friends in Europe or for us, but I don't blame anyone who is unhappy with the situation and wishes it would go away.


Lizzy I agree. I just read a couple of comments that seemed really harsh. Comments like I don't want any refugees here and I don't like them. There were others who tempered their responses. I can't judge since we just don't have that problem here in the states. PAN called it a chaotic situation. No doubt about it. Hindsight being 20/20 the EU and the UN should have had a coordinated effort to deal with this catastrophe as PAN suggested too.
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Re: Mailonline headline story today...Refugees in Como. George party nearby

Post by Alisonfan on Fri 15 Jul 2016, 01:37

Where George can go.LA harassers Como refugees.left only home uk!

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Post by LizzyNY on Fri 15 Jul 2016, 02:37

Alisonfan- Or New York, or Cabo, or Kentucky. There are many places he can go. I think his Studio City home is pretty safe, too. And don't forget , he has really good security.
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Post by Way2Old4Dis on Fri 15 Jul 2016, 15:43

I'd be willing to make room in a drawer for his Casamigos tees...

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Post by amaretti on Fri 15 Jul 2016, 19:11

He he heeeee me too Very Happy

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Post by LizzyNY on Fri 15 Jul 2016, 19:15

Way2Old4Dis wrote:I'd be willing to make room in a drawer for his Casamigos tees...
And room in the bed for him? What fun are the tees if he's not in them? Very Happy
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Post by Way2Old4Dis on Fri 15 Jul 2016, 19:58

I would make space for him everywhere except my bathroom. I don't share that -- not nicely, at least. He could have the general-use bathroom. But otherwise, I would welcome him with open arms... and whatevers.

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Post by melbert on Sat 16 Jul 2016, 02:15

I'll send him over when I'm through W2O4D!  I won't use him ALL up!  hahaha
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