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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 09-21-2006, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Whoa, a good deed for a good cause!

Just saw this on Yahoo news...

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Breaking News: Virgin's Richard Branson has promised £1.6 billion over 10 years to fight global warming....
I love it when people that CAN make a positive difference DO.
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 09-21-2006, 11:32 AM
 
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Re: Whoa, a good deed for a good cause!

How about we fit chiller units up high to combat global warming? If we fit chillers to the ice caps, maybe they would stop melting?
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Mmmm yessss, chillers that run on aerosol canned fuel.... *rubs chin and squints*
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If Richard Branson wants to help prevent global warning maybe he should stop flying so many planes back and forth across the Atlantic.
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Mark has a point. Although at least he is doing something that might help counteract the damage he and others are doing. Taking responsiblity for his actions.
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I love it when people promise things, but never do them.
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If Richard Branson wants to help prevent global warning maybe he should stop flying so many planes back and forth across the Atlantic.
Score one for Mark!
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The guy could give you all $100 and you'd still probably find a way to complain.
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If Richard Branson wants to help prevent global warning maybe he should stop flying so many planes back and forth across the Atlantic.
Damn you

I was going to post that as soon as i read the first post but you got there first!!
Just saw that article on the news and i thought the EXACT thing mark put.
Plus the power created to run his trains causes pollution.And there the amount of energy consumed by his retail outlets.Its so hypocritical when the worst offenders think they can come up with some crap to make themselves look good

Its like these celebrities/sports stars that earn millions upon millions and put their face to something and tell people who earn sh*t money in the real world to put their hands in their pockets and spend money they struggle to earn
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Yeah but if he's going to put money ($3 BILLION no less) in to sort the problem out, what's the problem with that? He doesn't HAVE to. He may be creating some of the problem, but don't tell me none of you guys have never travelled on a plane or train before. Anyone complaining that he contributes to the problem is being hypocritical.

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Yeah, I'm having a bit of a problem seeing the down side here. Help is help, it's not like there's so much of it you can turn some away.
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And my GAWD, 3 BILLION dollars?!
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Yep, all profits he makes from VirginTravel is going to pay for it, and you can't ask for more than that!
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Yeah but whats his "magic" solution??
Its like some-one deliberatly breaking your leg then offering to drive you to hospital
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You cant blame him for the amount of travel or energy usage...supply and demand...
Kudos to him though for this though, I only hoped it is used wisely to provide real solutions.
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