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24 WWF Representatives (leaders?) Killed In Crash.  
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Posted (8 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

24 people from the World Wildlife Foundation have been confirmed dead after their chartered Helicopter crashed in Nepal two days ago. It is believed to have crashed due to Bad weather. Among the killed was Jill Bowling a director in the WWF.

Thom@s


"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
26 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineArchie Bunker From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

I hope Vince McMahon wasn't in that flight.

User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

Quoting Archie Bunker (Reply 1):
I hope Vince McMahon wasn't in that flight.

WWE you know.

That's a terrible tragedy. Maybe someone can get a link to it. Prayers with them all.


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

Quoting Archie Bunker (Reply 1):
I hope Vince McMahon wasn't in that flight.

*Ba dam pscht*

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

The only link I could find is on the agency web-site www. worldwildlife.org. This site reports; Seven WWF staff from its offices in Nepal, the UK and the US were on board, as well as high-ranking government officials, representatives of other agencies, journalists and Russian crew members.

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):

Ah, that sounds more likely. I was wondering how-come there were only WWF people onboard, and no pilots or anything.

Thanks for the additional info.

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 2705 times:

Is Hulk Hogan alright?


Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 2701 times:

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 6):
Is Hulk Hogan alright?

You're about 5 posts late with the WWE reference...  Wink

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineJamieD From UK - England, joined Apr 2002, 613 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

More information here:

http://www.planecrashinfo.com/


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 7):
Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 6):
Is Hulk Hogan alright?

You're about 5 posts late with the WWE reference...

Thom@s

Anyway, this is now a job for The Undertaker.




Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 9):
Anyway, this is now a job for The Undertaker.

He rules... Big grin

Btw, did anyone pick up on the fact that a bunch of people were killed in the crash...?

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/09/25/nepal.helicopter.reut/

Tragic

Kieron747


User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3594 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

Gee, the WWF travelling with a bunch of politicians and press in tow on a chartered helicopter producing massive amounts of greenhouse gasses.

Whoodathunkit?


User currently offlineEasternSon From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

Oh, Shucks!

Who's gonna tell us which trees to hug and which whales to kiss?



"The only people for me are the mad ones...." Jack Kerouac
User currently offlineWSOY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

Seems to me it was a bad decision making on the part of the crew. Flying into some extremely bad weather -- the very weather that kept the professional chopper rescuers at bay for days after the crash -- was the key mistake that cost 24 lives.

A word in the ears of some of our American friends: if you're unsure what a particular acronym such as WWF means, test it on Google.

"The helicopter was returning from an inauguration ceremony which saw the Nepalese government turn over the conservation of the wildlife and habitats surrounding Kangchenjunga - the world's third-highest mountain - to a coalition of local communities.

The Kangchenjunga Conservation Area is known for its rich biodiversity, spectacular scenery and vibrant cultural heritage. Launched in 1998, it is designed to conserve globally threatened wildlife species such as the snow leopard and red panda while supporting the local communities through health services, informal education and income-generating activities. "

http://www.worldwildlife.org/wildplaces/him/updates/wwf_loss.cfm

[Edited 2006-09-26 21:13:25]

User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3594 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

We are well aware of the WWF. Those making wrestling references are refering to the lawsuit by the WWF to force the World Wrestling Federation to change it's name. The others are refering to the WWF's elitist agenda to force others into a luddite existance.

User currently offlineWSOY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 15):
The others are refering to the WWF's elitist agenda to force others into a luddite existance.

May I ask where's the "luddite" part in the event leading to the incident and some mockery here?

"Washington - Nepal's Government today turned over conservation of the wildlife and habitats surrounding Kanchenjunga -- the world's third highest mountain -- to a coalition of local communities. World Wildlife Fund was instrumental in the decision and will work on its implementation for the next five years.

"I am very happy to be part of this significant day when the people of Kangchenjunga take on the responsibility of managing this conservation area," said Minister Rai while addressing the community members gathered on the occasion. "I am convinced that the local communities will show even greater commitment to saving the unique natural and cultural heritage of Kangchenjunga."


http://www.worldwildlife.org/news/displayPR.cfm?prID=313

[Edited 2006-09-26 21:50:34]

User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3594 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

Quoting WSOY (Reply 16):
May I ask where's the "luddite" part in the event leading to the incident and some mockery here?

Directly from your quote that followed, This is a part of WWF's and other eco-nazi's regular tactics.

Take an area that is undeveloped and prevent the peoples of the area from developing it and becoming economically independent. Instead the WWF bribes and lobbies politicians into declaring the area as some sort of protected area, and force the indiginous population into becoming wards of the state.

They want to force the indiginous population to remain in a primitive economic lifestyle (in this instance, the locals will "take care of the new conservation area" meaning live in the woods and have no opportunity to develop their lands) while the WWF and political leaders fly off in their helicopter to their waiting Jeeps, and then fly back to "civilization" living fat off the donations of the well intentioned.

These elitists won't actually live like they suggest that the local do because they are more smarter and important!


User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 12):
Gee, the WWF travelling with a bunch of politicians and press in tow on a chartered helicopter producing massive amounts of greenhouse gasses.

Whoodathunkit?



Quoting EasternSon (Reply 13):
Oh, Shucks!

Who's gonna tell us which trees to hug and which whales to kiss?



Quoting Thom@s (Reply 10):
Btw, did anyone pick up on the fact that a bunch of people were killed in the crash...?

I guess not.

RIP to the victims, thoughts with them and their families.

Dave



Yesterday we've sinned, today we move towards God. Touch the sky....love and respect...Safe Star!
User currently offlineWSOY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 17):
These elitists won't actually live like they suggest that the local do because they are more smarter and important!

Would you want to live there then? What type of industry would you recommend for that remote Nepalese region? Sounds like you support some Deep Green ideology and living in austerity, but I suspect in reality you do not.


User currently offlineFDXMECH From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 34
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2382 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 7):
You're about 5 posts late with the WWE reference...

Old school still calls pro wrestling, WWF.



You're only as good as your last departure.
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

Quoting FDXMECH (Reply 20):
Old school still calls pro wrestling, WWF.

Right on!



Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

Quoting FDXMECH (Reply 20):
Old school still calls pro wrestling, WWF.

I started watching it around 1999, and I don't care what it's called.  Wink

Does 7 years qualify as old school?

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineFDXMECH From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 34
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 22):
Does 7 years qualify as old school?

That all depends, do you call it the "WWF"?



You're only as good as your last departure.
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

Quoting FDXMECH (Reply 23):
do you call it the "WWF"?

I call it wrestling.  Wink

Used to call it WWF when it was called WWF, but since they changed it to WWE I've been calling it WWE I suppose.

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
25 Aloges : For the sake of decency, I hope not one of you will be offered that kind of condolences once one of your loved ones dies. Mine go out to the victims
26 Post contains images FDXMECH : Good answer. For the benefit of the doubt I'll accept your first answer.
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