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Post by Big Lazy » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:37 pm

Just heard that the aussies wont give him a state funeral. It was mentioned yesterday on the news that they would but their Government have now said no.

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Post by Blackbird » Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:09 pm

Well no tbh I cant think of a really good reason why he should get a state funeral. Yes he was loved the world over did lots of conservation work but its not like he was Royalty or working towards world peace push comes to shove he was a TV personality who also owned and ran a zoo.

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Post by Hatamoto » Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:52 am

THE ORIGINAL Steve Irwin stingray video !! RARE


Heh, sounds like they're trying to sell it on ebay :/

Was just thinking it'll be strange to see him alive now... Then it loaded, and suddenly BlackRonin needs a slap :p

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Post by BlackRonin » Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:30 pm

:bestemoticonEVER: :D

does the happy dance

:2ndbestemoticonEVER:

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Post by Big Lazy » Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:39 pm

BlackRonin wrote::bestemoticonEVER: :D

does the happy dance

:2ndbestemoticonEVER:
What was that you say, ban him? :roll:

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Post by BlackRonin » Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:55 pm

:oops: oops thats what the best icon did

sorry the pink one said 2nd best so thought id see what the best did and got distracted while page loading :D for dance reason see above post by hat

no diss intended to mr irwin

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Post by Logan » Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:17 pm

Larny Boy wrote:Just heard that the aussies wont give him a state funeral. It was mentioned yesterday on the news that they would but their Government have now said no.
That's not the way the BBC are reporting it:
The Australian government had offered a state funeral for the much-loved TV presenter who died in a stingray attack on Monday, but the family chose a small, private ceremony instead.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5330426.stm

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Post by Big Lazy » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:38 pm

If its on the BBC I'll take their word for it 8)

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Post by Angelus » Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:53 pm

Also on the BBC, "Revenge attacks against stingrays"

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-p ... 338118.stm

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Post by Adurul » Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:55 pm

I was on holiday when i saw this in the papers. It really upset me. This guy was an absolute legend.

A great loss to the world. He made nature exciting and fun.

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Post by BlackRonin » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:48 pm

Angelus wrote:Also on the BBC, "Revenge attacks against stingrays"

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-p ... 338118.stm
ha fans of irwin honouring his memory by destroying the very creatures he died trying to protect

silly people :@

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Post by Hatamoto » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:00 am

You can always rely on people to be f*cking stupid.. And so what, he was just another guy, as somebody pointed out you don't get this sort of response to a not famous person being killed by an animal. Can't think of any other examples at this point in time, but still.

People killing the creatures he was trying to preserve just goes to show they support him, not his cause, because he's a fun famous person, and animals aren't :p

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Post by Logan » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:47 am

Hatamoto wrote:You can always rely on people to be f*cking stupid.. And so what, he was just another guy, as somebody pointed out you don't get this sort of response to a not famous person being killed by an animal. Can't think of any other examples at this point in time, but still.

People killing the creatures he was trying to preserve just goes to show they support him, not his cause, because he's a fun famous person, and animals aren't :p
I disagree with you and the other person that pointed out 'he was just another person'. Was Princess Diana 'just another person'? The answer is no. They're in the public eye, wheras your grans, grandfathers, aunts, uncles whatever who die everyday, are not. And whilst I'm sure that in their own right, those who pass away on a daily basis, have done something worthwhile, it hardly compares to someone like Diana or indeed Steve Irwin (although perhaps extreme comparissons) who for the best part of their lives, have helped to promote something worthwhile in this world. Be it wildlife conservation or highlighting the appalling conditions of third world countries, poverty in general, raising money for good causes using the talents that God has gifted them.

Sure they get paid a pretty sum for being a celebrity, but does that really matter? Can you put a price on the good things both had done? No.

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Post by Sword-Nymph » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:34 am

Stingrays being a unusual animal to attack a human anyway , the story would've made australian news. Strangley enough Steve Irwin would probably have been a expert opinion on it too.Had it been a British tourist it would have been reported in Britain too.

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