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> ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF CORPERATE BULLSHIT, Red Bull Profits at Athlete's Expense
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post May 22 2006, 08:33 PM
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So let's ban anything where people might get hurt because of money.


People can no longer play professional sports, sell cars, selling cleaning products that result in poisonings, sell matches, sell weapons, sell knives and forks or any metal kitches appliances, etc etc



Fuck.............shit..............god help us.............even though there is no god


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post May 22 2006, 10:01 PM
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People just need to know how to use those items, snowmobiles included

but these guys obviously know how to use them in normal circumstances

but doing these stunts, which Red Bull encourages, causes them injury which they wouldn't have done if Red Bull hadn't basically bribed them. These riders aren't regular competitors...they were Invited and they are world class riders so Red Bull got them there because they know they can't resist making money just mucking around in the snow

so if it wasn't for Red Bull, they wouldn't be stuck in a gurney

and i don't know what kind of bussiness you guys are talking about, professional sports provide their athletes with insurance, these guys had to get their own

and riding a snowmobile is more dangerous then spraying pam on a pan or cutting carrots

you can't compare the "extreme" sports industry to any other industry because of its uniqueness


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post May 27 2006, 07:01 PM
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Red Bull cannot be held in any way responsible for the recklessness and resultant injuries of any/all participants. All participants were over 18; therefore legally adults and fully capable of making decisions themselves, and made a conscious decision to partake in the event; Red Bull merely provided the opportunity for them to partake. Perhaps it is not Red Bull that is greedy and just after money, perhaps it is the athletes themselves who were being greedy, and willing to put their lives and well-being in danger for the sake of a cash prize.

As you said, AK Alien, "the cash prize was enough to make them almost kill themselves to get the prize money" -so clearly they deemed the cash prize worth it to put their haelth and lives at stake.

Not Red Bull's fault.
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