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Old 09-05-2006, 11:11 AM   #16
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Thanks for posting the links.

Very very untimely death
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:38 PM   #17
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Oops, sorry yolland. I didn't realise that when I posted the link.
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:52 PM   #18
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Yes, the best thing to do is honor what steve believed in. I can't tell you how sad i am, i watched him since i was 15 and loved him so much. Life is cruel.
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Late last night while in bed I flipped on the TV and surfed channels but stopped on several channels who were airing interviews, footage and coverage of Steve Irwin and his shocking tragic death. There was a Larry King interview with his business partner, Cousteau's son and others and there was a show on Animal Planet and some other channel. Very very sad loss. RIP Steve.
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I saw that, too. Very moving stuff, especially from his business partner. You could tell they had a great, genuine friendship. It's been moving to what he meant to people and what they're taking from the life he lived.
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you could even arrange a donation registry instead of gifts. world vision do them, i'm sure conservation groups do too.
That is a great idea, http://www.wildlifewarriors.org.au/
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International Khaki Day-fri 8th Sep!

A wife has LOST her husband, children have LOST a parent, and Australia has LOST a favourite son.

Tomorrow, isINTERNATIONAL KHAKI DAY

Steve Irwin was a Conservationist, Enviromentalist and a Entertainer! To remember him and his work........let's all wear khaki tomorrow and donate to the WILDLIFE WARRIORS FUND
he would have wanted this.
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Since International Khaki Day is also "in memory of Steve Irwin," I have merged it into that thread.

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I don't have any khaki shirts but I'll definitely wear khaki pants
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So glad I caught this thread, it's casual Friday tomorrow so I will for sure wear khaki pants since I don't have any khaki tops. Great idea.
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I am shocked the croc hunter is not here anymore an wish his family the best!

but who is this Germaine Greer woman in the article below? i want to smack her for her comments!

http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/TV/0...eer/index.html

i only posted the part about irwin and greer from the article, theres clips of irwin's mgr on larry king and more article on stingray's in link above.

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SYDNEY, Australia (CNN) -- Comments by academic Germaine Greer on the death of wildlife TV star Steve Irwin have triggered a storm of anger with the Australian author criticized for being "insensitive" and "elitist."

Greer, best known for her feminist book "The Female Eunuch", said Wednesday Irwin was an "embarrassment" and a "self-deluded animal torturer."

Irwin, who gained international fame for his "Crocodile Hunter" TV series, was killed Monday by a stingray barb while filming a wildlife documentary.

Speaking on Australian TV Channel Nine's "A Current Affair" news program Wednesday, Greer described those who mourned Irwin's passing as "idiots" and said possibly millions of Australians were embarrassed by him.

Greer said Irwin had not treated animals with the respect they deserved.

"He would tell you how dangerous they were and he would proceed to intrude on their space and humiliate (them) really -- treat them with massive insensitivity," she said. "It's no surprise he came to grief."

Greer's views, first aired in Britain's Guardian newspaper on Tuesday, have drawn a sharp response in Australia from politicians and commentators.

Queensland state leader Peter Beattie told Greer to "back off" and labeled her comments "stupid" and "insensitive."

"Germaine Greer is just wrong and I just can't imagine anyone being more insensitive and, frankly, stupid," he said Thursday.

"This argument is just extreme radical rubbish from Germaine Greer and it couldn't come at a more insensitive time.

"Any suggestion that he (Irwin) mistreated animals is just rubbish ... he educated a generation."

Author John Birmingham, writing in The Australian newspaper Thursday, called Greer's comments "a poisonous discharge of bile" which encapsulated the views of a "whole class of Australian sophisticates" who felt uncomfortable with Irwin's global celebrity.

Greer is a frequent critic of personalities like British soccer star David Beckham and social trends like reality television, although she herself appeared briefly in Britain's Celebrity Big Brother series.

In other news, Irwin's father said his son's funeral would be held privately within seven days, The Associated Press reports.

He confirmed that the family had declined a state funeral for the television star.

In a short statement to media at the family's Australia Zoo reptile park, Bob Irwin said his son's funeral would be private at an undisclosed location, and that a public memorial service would be held within two weeks.

"He wants to be remembered as an ordinary bloke," Irwin said earlier.

Bob Irwin told reporters Wednesday his son and he were extremely close.

"Steve and I weren't like father and son, we never were," Irwin said.

"We were good mates. I'll remember Steve as my best mate ever," he said.

Meanwhile, colleagues of Irwin said they wanted video footage destroyed of the star showing him pulling a deadly stingray barb from his chest just before he died on Monday.

The host of Animal Planet's "Crocodile Hunter" was filming scenes for a show intended for children when he was attacked.

Irwin's manager and close friend John Stainton told CNN's Larry King he would not want the tape released. "It should be destroyed," he said Tuesday.

The tape is in police custody, according to Stainton.

Stainton told CNN he believed Irwin was dead by the time he was brought from the water, despite efforts by those on his boat to keep him alive while racing to an island to meet a medical helicopter.

"In my heart, I figure -- I think he was dead when he was in the rubber ducky," Stainton told King. "I don't think he was alive."

A rubber ducky is a small inflatable boat, which was used to transport Irwin back to his research vessel, CrocOne. Efforts to resuscitate Irwin proved futile.
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She's a shit stirrer. I take her comments with a grain of salt. We all know that her comments are ridiculous. Funny how she never said anything like that while Steve was still alive.... it's a lot easier to have a go at someone when they are no longer here to defend themselves... especially when you have no idea what you are on about!
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but who is this Germaine Greer woman in the article below? i want to smack her for her comments!



Germaine Greer, to the Irwin's is Ann Coulter to the 9/11 widows..........a deadset antagonistic bitch.
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I wore khaki pants today!
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i just purchased a keyring, a little Steve Irwin figurine, wallet and a poster from the Australia Zoo website
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