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Old 11-02-05, 01:15 PM
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Look Alanis, real irony: Greenpeace fined for damaging coral reef

It's not like rain on your wedding day:

Greenpeace to pay fine for damaging reef
Tue Nov 1,11:42 AM ET

MANILA (Reuters) - Greenpeace said Tuesday it will pay nearly $7,000 in damages after the environmental group's flagship, the Rainbow Warrior II, hit a coral reef at a world heritage site in the southern Philippines.

The accident Monday was "very regrettable," Greenpeace said in a joint statement with the Tubbataha National Marine Park, but it laid some of the blame on maritime charts showing its ship was 1.5 miles from the reef.

Officials from the marine park assessed the area of damaged reef at 96 square metres (113 square yards) and valued it at 384,000 pesos.

"This accident could have been avoided if the chart was accurate," Red Constantino of Greenpeace Southeast Asia said in the statement. "We feel responsible, however, and this amount will be transferred Wednesday."

The visit to the reefs in the Sulu Sea was part of a four-month tour by the Rainbow Warrior II to Australia, China, the Philippines and Thailand to raise awareness about global warming and promote renewable energy.

The ship suffered no serious damage while briefly running aground, Greenpeace said.

The area of the maritime park is designated as a world heritage site by the United Nations.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051101/...NlYwMlJVRPUCUl
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Is it like a free ride when you've already paid?
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I didn't realize Alanis was a target for the irony Nazis.
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I'm pretty sure that song gave birth to more Irony Nazis (whatever that really means) then any other single source.
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This I wasn't expecting.
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Originally Posted by scott shelton
I didn't realize Alanis was a target for the irony Nazis.

Welcome to 1995.

and...

from wikipedia
The situations Morissette described were not ironic in the strict sense. They seem best described as "unfortunate coincidences" or "surprising disappointments." Referring to them as "ironic" is arguably sloppy usage, of which detractors maintained Morissette was guilty.

Supporters argued that the song title used the word ironic correctly in the casual sense. They argued that it was self-referential, and that the irony consisted of the song's use of the word ironic to create an expectation that the song would be about irony, followed by the incongruous presentation of situations that were not ironic. Alanis Morissette once said herself that the biggest irony of "Ironic" is that there is no irony in the lyrics: "The irony of 'Ironic' is that it's not an ironic song at all."

A further defense could be that each line of the song is only a part of that particular situation and with further information each could be ironic.

Some of those familiar with the song and the usage debate invoke Morissette's name in reference either to the sloppy usage, or to the subtly self-referential usage of the word ironic. It remains to be seen whether phrases such as "Morissettian irony" will enter the common lexicon.

and back OT:

at those wacky GreenPeace smacktards!
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
Is it like a free ride when you've already paid?
Actually, I think it's like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife.
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The visit to the reefs in the Sulu Sea was part of a four-month tour by the Rainbow Warrior II


"It's about time I got some action!"
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Originally Posted by Nazgul
Actually, I think it's like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife.

It's more like meeting the man of your dreams then meeting his beautiful wife.
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I always thought some of the lyrics were ironic.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
I always thought some of the lyrics were ironic.
How ironic.
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Originally Posted by AGuyNamedMike
Welcome to 1995.
Good to be here. I can't wait to see ID4 next summer.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
How ironic.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
I always thought some of the lyrics were ironic.

I thought they were too.
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Great. Now I'm going to have that song in my head all fucking night.
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Originally Posted by scott shelton
Good to be here. I can't wait to see ID4 next summer.
Don't bother, it sucked
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Originally Posted by Mopower
Great. Now I'm going to have that song in my head all fucking night.

Me too. But I love that angry bitch, so it's cool.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
Me too. But I love that angry bitch, so it's cool.
I don't see what Cindy Shee... Errr....

Get some sleep already, dave.

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