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Date: 03/31/11 03:42 PM

117 Responses to Go Daddy`s CEO Bob Parsons Shoots/Kills Elephant

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    March 31, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    Link: Go Daddy`s CEO Bob Parsons Shoots/Kills Elephant - He spent over $30k for this `fun` and tries to spin it as a good deed. Right or Wrong I-A-B? Warning: Graphic.
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    Moltenroks Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 3:50 pm
    ...I may be mistaken but I thought that elephants were protected. If that is true then obviously this is wrong.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    March 31, 2011 at 3:50 pm
    What an a-hole.
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    mrpuddle Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    Seems legit to me. Whats wrong with hunting big game? Id do it if I had the cash. Oh well guess I have to stick with deer and elk for now.
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    Lauryn Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    The drating elephants turned to run AWAY not to stampede him, God i hope some idiot hunts him for sport.
    I would like to see the night after this did the other 2 elephants return? I dont think they would have... i think scaring them off may have done the trick rather than killing them.

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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    Right.
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    OssimJohn Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    Elephants a problem no more D:
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    joosen52 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 3:55 pm
    Manifest function: Help struggling farmers.

    Latent function: Kill an amazing animal to satisfy blood lust.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 3:56 pm
    The Vegan nightmare
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    skirjames Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    Wow - never registering a new domain from go daddy, ever again.
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    tn11 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    Great idea! hunting in the dark!

    I`m torn about this. There just has to be a better way.
    I also hate the fighting over the carcass. Its like throwing bread into a group of homeless people and making them fight for it.
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    ieatbunnies Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    I don`t understand where the problem is.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:01 pm
    How DARE those elephants think they have the right to be anywhere they want!

    Well... At least all the meat went to good use.
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    Solid_Jake Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:01 pm
    If I had the money, I would do it. At least the meat went to a good cause.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Delicious Elephant Stew

    Ingredients

    1 Elephant
    10 Warthogs
    100 kilogram tomatoes
    half ton potatoes
    100 kilogram salt
    1 wheelbarrow onions (heaped)
    10 liter vinegar
    20 liter chutney
    4 Guineafowl

    Method

    Hunt the elephant, warthog and guineafowl. Hang guineafowl to ripen. Cut elephant into edible chunks, (will take about a month). Boil the warthog with other ingredients (except guineafowl) till nice and juicy. Now boil elephant chunks over high flames till tender. (will take about 4 weeks) and add everything together. Boil for another 5 to 7 days.

    Produces about 3,500 helpings.

    Note: If the above isn`t enough, add the guineafowl as well.

  16. Profile photo of Milo_Pretzel
    Milo_Pretzel Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    All they would have to do is transport the elephant away somewhere. Elephants are going to keep coming into those fields.. That is no accomplishment. Kill it because it won`t learn to stay away? Awesome.
  17. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    Read George Orwells` "Shooting an Elephant".
  18. Profile photo of handimanner
    handimanner Male 60-69
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    Ten seconds in it was obvious that a buncha fat white guys with money were here to tell us all what`s right and wrong.
  19. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    Right or Wrong I-A-B?

    Depends on more than what was shown, such as what is the state of the elephant population there and if the locals are capable of building a fence or some such, but barring that... I say it`s fine. The locals get meat and an end to the crop trampling and the americanos get to shoot their guns and kill something.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    Oh, recipe for elephant stew omits adding one fat white guy to flavor.
  21. Profile photo of zekumi
    zekumi Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    He seems like a real douche.
  22. Profile photo of BiGpHiL
    BiGpHiL Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    at least they gave the meat
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    imnakdjumpme Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    Reminds me of the movie Lord of War when they show all the africans strip his plane down to a carcass overnight
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:34 pm
    well... as much as i don`t care for people trying to "satisfy" their bloodlust. as this guy is clearly doing, if the elephants in that area are overpopulated it`s pretty much the same as deer hunting here, you can`t just let a species overpopulate and take over. unless it`s humans of course >-( and if the meat went to good use and the guy didn`t just do it for having some tusks on his wall or something, i guess it`s not as horrible as some other reasons for killing a magnificent animal. but i just don`t like hunting. again, i see the reason and need for it is some cases. but you won`t see me out there shooting anything.
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    chewiegooey Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    Meh, I see both sides. Could`ve done without AC/DC. Made it look a little redneckish
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:48 pm
    Wrong. Just wrong.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:48 pm
    Ooooooo he went hunting......
    Big f*cking deal.
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    n0n Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    hunting to save crops - fine. only one killed - fine. posing with carcass - distasteful. a hundred locals swarming around carcass, stripping it to the bones - uncivilised and offensive. then again, my meat comes plastic-wrapped from the supermarket so...whatever.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:02 pm
    In areas with regulated, legal hunting, with elephants belonging to the landowner elephants are thriving. Where hunting is banned and elephants protected by the state ... ah, not so much.
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:06 pm
    What an a$$hole. I love how he tries to spin this as a victory for what is right in the world. Elephants are threatened species. (Either endangered or vulnerable, depending upon the species.) I will not be renewing my websites through Go Daddy next year.
  31. Profile photo of Lucky2u
    Lucky2u Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:06 pm
    Well... there is certainly better ways to handle the situation that would have been humane... but I don`t think what he did was wrong. He wasn`t poaching, and he though he probably enjoyed the sport of it, he didn`t choose some random elephant for a trophy. The AC/DC was definitely not needed in the video, it`s erring on the side of insulting to the elephant to play that. The meat went to good use though, so grats to some lucky villagers!
  32. Profile photo of zrawmutorcs
    zrawmutorcs Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:07 pm
    Its hunting. Shut up you liberal pussbags.
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    cloud7zero Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    it was used for food, so its not wrong, its not like he took the head and hung it on his wall and left the rest to rot
  34. Profile photo of Oscola
    Oscola Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    Stupid animals always encroaching on human territory. If Elephants are so smart, why didn`t it realise it was in a humans field and stay away?

    This sort of thing always annoys me when people get all on the animals side. It`s simple, if the animal doesn`t want to die, it should stay out of my area. I`ve spent the last month out in my garden trying to stab worms and making a gladiator ring out of salt to make snails fight for the chance of freedom.
  35. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    Note to self: No more business to GoDaddy.
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    GullCull Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:50 pm
    Guys had his fun and fed a few people in the process. Stop complaining that he could of done more. How many people have you fed?
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:51 pm
    @ zrawmutorcs: "liberal pussbags"?

    I hunt. For food. I drive a 4x4. I have so many guns in my house Michael Moore would crap himself and beg me not to kill him.

    Mr. GoDaddy on his paid "safari" where all he has to do is show up and pull the trigger is not a hunter. He`s a rich boy who wanted a thrill kill.

    What he did isn`t hunting. It`s ignorant for you to think otherwise.

    I disagree with you... does that make me a "liberal pussbag"?

    Back away slowly boy... go back to your xBox and let grown folks have a civil discussion.

    Punk.
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    SaintsFan Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:53 pm
    "It was used for food, so its not wrong, its not like he took the head and hung it on his wall and left the rest to rot

    Its hunting. Shut up you liberal pussbags."

    Now pretend Jeffrey Dahmer said those two above statements......

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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:53 pm
    If the elephant population is strong then I don`t have an issue with this. But it is a horribly stupid marketing move on Bob`s part.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:54 pm
    i see nothing wrong here. rich boy got to have fun, farmer`s crops are saved, and village gets a bunch of meat to help feed them. everyone wins and nothing was wasted from the kill. win win.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    "Guys had his fun and fed a few people in the process. Stop complaining that he could of done more. How many people have you fed?"

    Personally, I give every month to Save the Children. While what I give isn`t $30,000 per year, I have a feeling that the percentage that I give is probably more than the percentage he spent on that elephent.

    I mean, if you have an extra $30K kicking around and you are afraid for people`s crops, then why not just send them some food. $30K in Zimbabwe goes a LOOOOOONG freaking way.
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    tincel1372 Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 6:08 pm
    ``Anticipating a backlash, GoDaddy competitor NameCheap.com has already swooped in. The company is running a transfer from GoDaddy to Namecheap.com for .com, .net and .org domains for $US4.99 with 20 per cent of the proceeds going to SaveTheElephants.com. For its part, GoDaddy has yet to address the issue on its company blog. Representatives from the company could not be reached for comment.``

    you done goofed Bob
  43. Profile photo of jburgh
    jburgh Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 6:18 pm
    nothing wrong here
  44. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 31, 2011 at 6:26 pm
    Parsons did a good thing here, You can`t fence in any crop from a herd of elephants, they`ll just knock down the fence. Crops saved, People fed, If you`re crying over the elephant you`re a wuss.
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 6:40 pm
    Still, wouldnt it be far more effective just to place a fence around the crops?
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    imlaramarie Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    As long as people eat the meat and he isn`t breaking any laws I don`t see the problem ... Obviously he has no taste and is probably a slight douche bag for posting this video in the manner that he did but still no wrong IMO
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    Matholameu Male 70 & Over
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:12 pm
    What the drat? He can try and spin it however he wants. That`s awful.
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    kula35 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:12 pm
    I thought that when animals like that eat/damage farmers` crops they RELOCATE them.
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    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:25 pm
    People have the right to protest this, but keep in mind it`s the same basics as any other form of hunting.
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    MaximumTroll Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:28 pm
    @CrakrJak

    Says the biggest douchebag on the internet. Homo.
  51. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:31 pm
    Well most people assume that the African Elephant is illegal to kill. It is not. CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Due to the Ivory trade decimation caused them to fall under certain Appendices. African Elephants fall under Appendix II which makes it`s not necessarily now threatened with extinction, but that may become so unless trade is closely controlled. In some countries they do fall under Appendix I which means they are endangered. Those countries do have laws prohibiting the killing of Elephants, and trade of Ivory such as Rwanda. Countries such as South Africa fall under Appendix II and permit hunting under strict rules, but no trading of ivory. Basically though it is up to each countries right to whether they follow CITIES Convention.

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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:36 pm
    Well let`s see. He killed a pest elephant that was destroying crops, and a whole village ate well because of it.

    Good show sir. Good show indeed.
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    last1in Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:38 pm
    I`m kinda for it. It`s hunting plain and simple. I don`t agree with hunting, but the poor locals basically got the use of skilled hunters who brought their own amo and guns, saved crops, and food, all for FREE!
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:43 pm
    I can`t see a problem with killing an animal thats destroying crops and then using the animal for food. Parsons does come across as a bit of a knob here though, making out like he`s doing it for some righteous reason when he`s really doing it for fun. The AC/DC is a bit much too, its the kind of thing you hear at the end of an action film after you see one man take out like 20 terrorists singlehandedly, not when a group of men with guns ambush an animal.
  55. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:45 pm
    "What he did isn`t hunting."

    Ever night hunted and animal that can kill you in less than a second?

    What kind of hunting do you do? Deer where you sit and wait, or turkey where you sit and wait.

    He sat, and waited, AT NIGHT in near total darkness. Imagine a deer hunt at night.

    In the end, he protected a poor farmer`s crops, and he fed an entire village. Good on him.
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    Kalon Male 13-17
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:57 pm
    I don`t care about an elephant dieing but did you see those free hats!?! SCORE!!!

    If you want to help starving people, go to this site. You earn more food if you click an answer repeatedly while you watch TV. freerice.com
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    Rangerahab Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 8:11 pm
    He only did it to show he has huge rooster and balls. Like he is some badass HUNTSMAN!! But he did defend a defenseless farmer`s crops and feed most of a entire village so well done douchebag.
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    shappy Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 9:21 pm
    you know for a fact he made up the crop story so he wouldnt get in poo for it, right?
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    test-user564 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 9:47 pm
    wow is that the music from full metal jacket?
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    Renaud- Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 9:58 pm
    Elephants will get revenge...Elephants never forgets
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 10:00 pm
    while i was turning 22, this guy was killing an elephant in Africa!!!
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    MrButton Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 10:01 pm
    As a hunter I would have to say that this is killing, not hunting. I`m pretty sure there are other methods that can be used like releasing a mouse in the field or something of that nature.
  63. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 31, 2011 at 10:13 pm
    @MaximumTroll: Maybe you shouldn`t be so totally troll obvious with your trolls, now go back under your bridge.
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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2011 at 10:33 pm
    i`m not pissed about the elephant, i`m pissed this guy spent $30k, which is MOAR (more) than I make in an entire year if i`m lucky, for FUN. Hard work and dedication? Bullsh.it, I`ve done more hard work and manual labor in my entire life than this guy could ever forget about doing. And I`m only 25. First job at 12. F.uck this guy. Hope he dies.
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    getlipscomb Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 10:40 pm
    and I thought I despised Go Daddy before.
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    Ando Male 13-17
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    March 31, 2011 at 11:07 pm
    HELLS BELLS!
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 11:36 pm
    im more pissed off at the guy for being the boss of godaddy
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 11:44 pm
    "This is a prime example of us building over an elephants land and being all `You don`t have a flag, you can`t have land ownership`"

    oh wait no, that was the native americans

    It`s a drating endangered species, you don`t go hunting it.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 11:48 pm
    "African Elephants fall under Appendix II"
    Only in zimbabwe and 2 other places, everywhere else in Africa it`s appendix I. They should be exporting them not killing them for sport.
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    Zuki Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 11:56 pm
    They aren`t killing them for sport. Im surprised by how negative everyone is being about this video. The meat was not wasted and the farmers land was saved. Win Win.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2011 at 11:57 pm
    Why do people like to kill animals for fun? I don`t see the attraction. I`m not an animal rights activist or anything, just don`t see the point.
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    bombaytech Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 12:39 am
    ITS COMING RIGHT FOR US... except it was sort of going the other way.
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    thefatviking Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 1:31 am
    I really don`t see the problem here.
    Elephants are causing massive problems amongst starving African natives, trampling crops, steeling food, destroying houses and killing people, so they get help killing the bull, the one that is most lightly responsible, one elephant dies so that hundreds of people can live in peace and eat.
    Now, just because elephants are smart and look kind and playful on TV or in a circus doesn`t mean that they are in fact kind and playful.
    If a horde massive animals came to your town and started destroying property, steeling food, and destroying the little food you have left, I bet that you`d want the main animal killed so that you could go on trying to live life the way you want it.
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    jackbutlers Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 1:34 am
    Most of these trips are run alongside conservation programs... you pay £3000 (or what not) to kill an animal that money is used to raise and breed more... And also they sometimes tag along on with the culling (which sometimes is necessary) the game reserve employees who would normally carry out whilst funding more breeding programs. so its not all bad
  75. Profile photo of Barrye
    Barrye Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 1:39 am
    Crops got saved and a bunch of people got a decent meal. What`s the problem?
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    01001110 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 1:49 am
    yea. i think having it tranquilized and sent elsewhere could have been a better option.

    true those crops are being lost, but the people have to understand THEY are the invaders, taking over natural habitats of wildlife and using it as their own land to farm.

    and as for the starving villagers---i dont know :|
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    Theophage Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2011 at 2:55 am
    It`s not very sensible to prioritize animal life over human life. This WAS a good deed, and you`re a monster if you would stop it.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    April 1, 2011 at 5:11 am
    @I-IS-BORED
    I agree they should not be hunted. I was stating a fact that in certain African countries it is legal to hunt them though I despise such and they can be relocated.

    BTW Zimbabwe is under Appendix II

    http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html
  79. Profile photo of I-Am-Goatse
    I-Am-Goatse Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 5:17 am
    Nothing wrong here.
  80. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    April 1, 2011 at 5:20 am
    Under Appendix II
    Populations of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa and Zimbabwe:
    a) trade in hunting trophies for non-commercial purposes;
    b) trade in live animals to appropriate and acceptable destinations, as defined in Resolution Conf. 11.20, for Zimbabwe and Botswana and for in situ conservation programmes for Namibia and South Africa;
    c) trade in hides;
    d) trade in hair;
    e) trade in leather goods for commercial or non-commercial purposes for Botswana, Namibia and South Africa and for non-commercial purposes for Zimbabwe;
    f) trade in individually marked and certified ekipas incorporated in finished jewellery for non-commercial purposes for Namibia and ivory carvings for non-commercial purposes for Zimbabwe;
    g) trade in registered raw ivory (for Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, whole tusks and pieces) subject to the following:
    i) only registered government-owned stocks, originating in the State (excluding seized ivory and ivo
  81. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    April 1, 2011 at 5:21 am
    ) only registered government-owned stocks, originating in the State (excluding seized ivory and ivory of unknown origin);
    ii) only to trading partners that have been verified by the Secretariat, in consultation with the Standing Committee, to have sufficient national legislation and domestic trade controls to ensure that the imported ivory will not be re-exported and will be managed in accordance with all requirements of Resolution Conf. 10.10 (Rev. CoP12) concerning domestic manufacturing and trade;
    iii) not before the Secretariat has verified the prospective importing countries and the registered government-owned stocks;
    iv) raw ivory pursuant to the conditional sale of registered government-owned ivory stocks agreed at CoP12, which are 20,000 kg (Botswana), 10,000 kg (Namibia) and 30,000 kg (South Africa);
  82. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    April 1, 2011 at 5:22 am
    v) in addition to the quantities agreed at CoP12, government-owned ivory from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe registered by 31 January 2007 and verified by the Secretariat may be traded and despatched, with the ivory in paragraph g) iv) above, in a single sale per destination under strict supervision of the Secretariat;
    vi) the proceeds of the trade are used exclusively for elephant conservation and community conservation and development programmes within or adjacent to the elephant range; and
    vii) the additional quantities specified in paragraph g) v) above shall be traded only after the Standing Committee has agreed that the above conditions have been met; and
    h) no further proposals to allow trade in elephant ivory from populations already in Appendix II shall be submitted to the Conference of the Parties for the period from CoP14 and ending nine years from the date of the single sale of ivory that is to take place in accordance with provisions in paragra
  83. Profile photo of Burton_Ian
    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 5:24 am
    GoDaddy CEO- "I think that most people when they see this video will understand what`s happening," he continued. These people are on the brink of starvation; they need their crops and need to eat. Elephants are not endangered and probably there are too many of them. A lot of people are up in arms about this. Their hearts are in the right place but they don`t understand the situation. If they`d go on one of my trips to Zimbabwe, they`d understand."

    Actuality- Africian Elephants are endangered
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2011 at 6:23 am
    While going on a hunting safari dosen`t make you look like you`re very in touch with the life and problems of the working class in fact just the opposite I don`t see the problem. Yes the video could`ve been more tasteful but what exactly do you think the villagers were going to do tell the elephants they`re being bad elephants and to stop it??? It`s easy for us to hate them for killing it because we don`t have to raise crops to survive and live with elephants and other dangerous wild animals but something tells me if you did you`d think differently about this.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2011 at 6:43 am
    My 2 cents:

    If the activity is legal, and he is humane about it (which he appears to be), and the elephant is used for food (which it is), then I see nothing wrong with it. No different than hunting a deer in the US. (PS: I`m not a hunter. Never have, never will. Don`t like the idea of it. But I understand it, and don`t think badly of those who do hunt. And that`s what this is, hunting. It just happens to be elephants.)
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    repost Male 13-17
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    April 1, 2011 at 7:17 am
    The fact that Bob says "they`ve been here the last 3 nights in a row, we`re hoping that they`ll come back for a fourth" doesn`t say to me that he is actually doing this to help the community or anything like that, if he was, he`d be hoping that they don`t come back, not that they come just to kill one.
    That is my real problem with this is that he is getting kicks off killing an animal which if you look on a global stage is very much endangered and every one that dies is a massive loss.
    If he really cared about the community and the people he could just donate the $30,000 dollars to them, they could do a lot more with it than just kill an elephant
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    Lilou88 Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 7:56 am
    My problem with this is that the same issues have come up in Asia with Asian elephants, and instead of killing them, villagers have been able to set up extremely effective deterrents to keep the elephants out or scare them away without hurting them. Granted, I do not know the whole situation with this particular village that is having problems, but I think the $30,000 could have been spent differently if his real intention was only to help the village. $30,000 would allow them to set up deterrents and stabilize/extend their crops. Like the old saying, kill an elephant and the village eats for a day, give them the tools they need to protect their crops and keep the elephants out, they eat for a lifetime.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2011 at 8:07 am
    keith2: i`m pissed this guy spent $30k, which is MOAR (more) than I make in an entire year..

    I see are just another person that has bought into the socialist `class envy` propaganda. You don`t believe he should be allowed to spend his own money, in fact you don`t even think he deserves that money. In your eyes, I guess, you believe he has somehow stolen or acquired it illicitly.

    Now stop and listen to yourself for a minute. What if you someday invent a product or service that makes you a multi-millionaire ? Will you then believe that you didn`t deserve it ? What would you say if someone told you that you don`t deserve what you have worked for ?

    Do you see how insidious and hateful that really is ? Hating on rich people is a useless waste of emotional energy. Grow up and loose the attitude, because you haven`t walked in his shoes. You have no idea how hard he has worked in his life, the sacrifices he`s made, or the tenacity it took to become suc
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2011 at 8:17 am


    You have no idea how hard he has worked in his life, the sacrifices he`s made, or the tenacity it took to become successful.

    And with your current attitude you may never become that successful. By the way, I`m sure Bob is paying over ten times your salary in taxes too. So quit hating rich people, because you`re being manipulated by it by people who really do not give a crap about you, they just want to own your vote.
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    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 8:25 am
    i`m pretty sure $30k could have provided a much better solution than this.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 1, 2011 at 8:34 am
    Lilou88 - "I think the $30,000 could have been spent ... Like the old saying, kill an elephant and the village eats for a day, give them the tools they need to protect their crops and keep the elephants out, they eat for a lifetime."

    the tools in this case would be to buy them guns to shoot the elephants themselves and eat elephant burgers daily.... ?

    I`m good with that.
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    Fuego Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2011 at 9:00 am
    Zimbabwe has an estimated elephant population of about 100,000. It has the resources to support a population of about 56,000. Some animal welfarists don`t realize a complete ban on culling would do a great disservice to the elephants, other animal populations, and the people of Zimbabwe. Elephants will completely wreck their habitats if they don`t have the necessary resources to support their population. When they lose their food supply, they move on to greener pastures so to speak.
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    Fuego Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2011 at 9:13 am
    I don`t know about Zimbabwe specifically, but some African countries will attempt to relocate nuisance elephants and use culling as a last resort. Usually these kills are handled by rangers, but others can buy the "right" if they have enough money. South Africa reintroduced elephant culling in 2008 after 14 years of prohibition. Why? The elephant population exploded and began to affect other animal populations.
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    Lilou88 Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 9:31 am
    @ Gerry - The tools being materials to build a fence to put around their crops and a deterrent system like people use in other parts of the world. Like installing bee hives. It gives them a new source of food / income, and keeps the elephants away because they don`t like getting stung.
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    MrButton Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 9:37 am
    The money that was spent to kill the animal most likely went toward animal conservation in an effort to help the wildlife. People here in the United States spend up into the six digits just to kill a deer or ram that has tremendous antlers or horns on there dome at which point they are killing just for the antlers and could care less about the meat. Don`t get me wrong they donate they meat, but at least this guy is killing something that is a nuisance.
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    Concetra Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 9:53 am
    To my baby daughter,

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    FemBot Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 10:14 am
    Why is music from Full Metal Jacket playing in the background? This is just another stupid hunting video, does great disservice to the movie. I think banjo music would`ve been more appropriate.
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 10:16 am
    that 30 grand will save allot of other elephants...

    good thing +1
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 10:54 am
    I don`t agree with killing for fun. Hunting for food is a different matter, but killing Elephants because their disruptive to a human community is ridiculous. There are other ways around the problem
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    Fehz Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2011 at 11:42 am
    I`m glad it was used for food, but you shouldn`t kill a wild animal just because it acts like a wild animal. Maybe a$$holes should be killed for being a$$holes..
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    austin1 Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    Humans win!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    Wrong as elephants numbers are dwindling
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    "Wrong as elephants numbers are dwindling"

    Actually, no. Elephant numbers have been rising for the past decade or so as a result of conservation efforts. In areas, the population of elephants is too high, and they can raze large areas, stripping them of vegetation before moving on. In fact, there are people hired to kill elephants in specific circumstances.
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 1:14 pm
    These elephants were destroying the farm. Relocation is typically the first resort, but culling is necessary if they refuse to move. The locals would be able to use every last bit of the elephant, from meat to ivory to hide, and leave nothing wasted. The money spent on the hunt likely went to the local government.

    Elephants may be intelligent animals, but I doubt most of you have seen the damage they can do first-hand.
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    furryblob Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    Enjoying in the kill and the `celebration` afterward is the part I find most sadistic. The mastery we think we have over nature is just an illusion.
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    furryblob Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    Also, perhaps these hungry people might not have to rely on some thuggish CEO killing the elephant if Mugabe and his thugs mismanaged the land redistribution back in 2000. Zimbabwe was the bread basket of Africa and now it`s a mess. Tourism in Zimbabwe is hardly first class, I wonder if this was a `canned` hunt.
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    lunaticlover Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 5:25 pm
    At first I was really upset by this because I assumed it was just for sport, but when I realized that 1) they were causing a large amount of damage to the village and 2) the people of the village, rather than just leaving it there, used to for food afterwards, I didn`t mind as much.

    I wish it didn`t have to be done in the first place, but they had valid justifications.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 7:41 pm
    @CrakrJak

    Keith said none of that, keith is pissed that this guy spent $30k on stupid poo, and considering the quality of this `film` I wouldn`t be surprised if that $30,000 turned up in a criminal organization.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2011 at 8:49 pm
    I-IS-BORED: Yes, Keith2 did say that he hated Bob because he paid `moar` (his spelling not mine) for that trip than Keith made in a year. That is the essence of class envy, He doesn`t believe Bob deserves what he`s earned and assumes that Bob doesn`t work as hard as he does.

    You are also making an assumption that the money Bob paid for the trip goes to some nefarious people. That`s a backhanded way of calling Bob a criminal. That`s a tall assumption to make based only on the quality of the video. Btw, I dare you to keep a steady camera at night in a sorghum field with wild bull elephants only a few yards from you.
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    basketkase Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 9:22 pm
    why are we not considered part of nature... when an animal kills a human it was protecting it territory or something of that nature but when a human does it hes a monster.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    April 1, 2011 at 9:39 pm
    @basketkase:
    Because as humans we are narcissistic by nature. We are supposed to be on top of the animal kingdom in intellect and reasoning. You don`t see apes creating airplanes. Therefore we develop a higher set of morals.
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    Andicicle Male 18-29
    503 posts
    April 2, 2011 at 11:15 am
    he should have had Sara Palin on for a segment on her awesome show!
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    April 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm
    If I had that kind of money to spend on nonsense, I`d be hunting humans.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2011 at 6:57 pm
    @CrakrJak
    I wasn`t talking about holding a camera steady. They have no night vision and the captions are horribly written. Clearly this isn`t being run by any official organization.

    Again you went straight back to class envy and ignored the fact that this is a huge waste of money. Being pissed about a factory dumping toxic waste isn`t "productivity envy" but they clearly earned that toxic waste. He even tries to claim his $30,000 helps to feed these people. Do you know how much FOOD $30,000 could buy instead of killing an endangered animal that used to have populations covering the entire continent?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2011 at 10:29 pm
    "this is a huge waste of money."

    He earned it. If he wanted to buy $30,000 worth of pencils and sharpen them all down to the erasers just for kicks, it`s his money. He should be able to do with it as he pleases.
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    Aseliel Male 30-39
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    April 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    What a piece of Sh*t!
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    Aseliel Male 30-39
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    April 3, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    Oh, I forgot... We need strong white men to come and kills elephants... How noble!

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