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Virgin: All Profits Going To Charity  
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5137 posts, RR: 33
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

Just heard on radio 1, Virgin Trains and Virgin Atlantic are to give all profits for the next few years to a charity help reverse the effects of global warming.

Are they mad?


That'll teach you
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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4773 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

and you believe it? lol

User currently offlineEric From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2364 times:

Well,

BBC is reporting it


User currently offlineCraigW From South Africa, joined Aug 2005, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

Virgin and Richard Branson to be commended. Have just seen the report on Sky and yes it is great publicity for RB, however, Global warming is extremely serious and if this is what needed to get people and perhaps even other companies to start taking appropriate action, all the better!

Craig


User currently offlineCoyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

Excellent news. I've always liked Branson, this adds to my reasons.

User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Thread starter):
Virgin Trains and Virgin Atlantic are to give all profits for the next few years to a charity help reverse the effects of global warming.

Are they mad?

If throwing million$ or billion$ at mostly self-serving researchers to engage in never-ending research that yields no meaningful results except to manufacture "reasons" for individual and corporate philanthropers to throw even more million$ and billion$ at still more research...and so on...and so on is mad, the answer is yes.


User currently offlineAad665 From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

Singapore Airline is 49% shareholders of Virgin Atlantic...how they will like it?

User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2084 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

So more publicity for Virgin. It's not going to charity either, but inro a fun called Virgin Fuels that will develop new energy sources. Now call me a cynic, but that stands to make Virgin a lot of money in the future! Hmmmm, use your rail and airline profits to develop a bio-fuel, so you don't need to use oil? And who to you buy it off? Virgin Fuels!

Yes, it's good he's doing this, but as ever with Branson it meets his own ends too.



Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6799 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

Quoting CraigW (Reply 3):
Global warming is extremely serious

The viability of the airline industry is serious. Profits? Ha! It'd be nice to just break even!

Good for SRB...whatever floats your boat. It's better than that cockamamie involuntary money grab that the EU and Chirac were pushing to extort the airline industry for a massive green tax.


User currently offlineMd95 From Italy, joined Apr 2005, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

I tought was Branson giving $ 3 bn from his personal fund, not Virgin. May be, on a different scale, he wants to emulate Bill Gates.  thumbsup   thumbsup 


dario
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