Victory for common sense

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 14:09
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Steve Irwin will NOT be allowed to take babies into crocodile enclosures says the Queensland dept of safety.
I guess that brings him into line with underground miners,const workers and oil rig workers who cannot take their children to work either.
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Reply By: Well 55 - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 14:44

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 14:44
Thats something Steve Irwin is a bit short of, common sense.
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 15:27

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 15:27
Crikey mate, I mean who else gives you that much entertainment? He's a little beauty mate. That's the thing about being your own boss, I guess if he had a mine or oil rig baby Bob would have been there too.

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Reply By: Wombat - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 16:11

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 16:11
But it begs the question, will he be allowed to take crocodiles into baby enclosures?
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 18:49

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 18:49
love your twist Wombie..........................
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 16:17

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 16:17
I reckon he'd sacrifice his nurries before his baby would get hurt. Why do you think he's so good with animals? (I mean you can't argue that he knows what he's doing with animals). Because his dad probally did that with him.
I reckon putting your babey in the car and going down the shops is probally more risky, at least he has some kind of controlled environment there, you can't say that about the roads.

I reckon he's a bit of a dork, but he's a top bloke it my books, he has the right attitude towards the environment does more bloody work than I ever would/could in saving our environment and native plants and animals, he's great for tourism and the australian image in general and he makes a good buck out of it at the same time. What more could you ask??
I'd reckon people should just leave the poor bastard alone. IMHO of course.
He's not stupid or heartless and I know as well as any parent would that you wouldn't put your child in a situation that you thought was going to bring them to any harm. I've seen the footage, have you guys? It's not like he was putting her in it's mouth or anything he was just holding her in the pen.
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Follow Up By: Member - Karl - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 17:40

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 17:40
I would have to agree with Jeff. I like the guy and my sons think he is great. We have been to his Australia Zoo and he has done a lot with it - it is a great place to see the animals and learn about them.

I would trust him with my two sons inside a croc enclosure before I would trust many others with my kids. I saw nothing wrong with the original footage and I still don't.

I think some people need to have a drink of 'Harden Up' and get on with life.

BTW - best of all he drives Toyotas. LOL.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 18:52

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 18:52
You and I are in total agreement about Steve, Jeff.

The State should butt out - we need less State sponsored interference in our lives - not more.

"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."
Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954), U.S. Judge

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Reply By: Member - Sparkie (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 16:24

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 16:24
Good to hear common sense won out.

Steve Irwin may be a bit of a Wank but you have to admit he is a pretty switched on bloke. Has anyone been to his wildlife park lately? It is a top notch setup.As much as his TV personality rubs me the wrong way I have to say I admire him for all he has done for his Wildlife park.It is a shame he is setting one up in the States as it will mean the end of the local park.

This is just me opinion and in no way should be taken as anything but.

Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)
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Reply By: Rick Blaine - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 16:25

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 16:25
I was actually impressed with his "zoo".. well laid out spotlesly clean.. very helpful staff who knew what they were talking about....sensibly priced food etc...shame the man himself has to behave like a cricket ground yobo....still if you want american tourists to follow you you have to appear to be worth following.....
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Reply By: cookie - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 16:29

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 16:29
None do so much as harm as those who go about doing good.
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Follow Up By: Member - Sparkie (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 17:19

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 17:19
I've read that six times but I still can't get my head around it???????????

Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)
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Follow Up By: cookie - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 17:59

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 17:59
Narrow minded do gooders mate! Ruining....... oh I mean saving the world. Those that feel the need to tell others what they should do with their life (or kids).

If it doesn’t affect you mind your own business. Don’t like him, don’t listen to him!

If 2 adults willingly enter a ring to box each other brains out, who are we to stop them? Don’t like it, don’t watch it!

Where did all these high and mighty superior intellect people come from?
The world’s gone mad!
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 18:02

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 18:02
Yep... cookie's right there!!!! There will ALWAYS be someone who "knows better!" and will make certain that everyone hears their opinion, whether it's "right" or "Not".....
Just my opinion.... ;-)
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Follow Up By: cookie - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 18:10

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 18:10
Another one I like,

"The thing about common sense is that it's not so common."

My guess is Steve Irwin would have more common sense than most of the people critisizing him or those trying to make legislation against him.
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Reply By: locallaw - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 17:51

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 17:51
Gidday All,I would rather have Steve take any of my kids(a bit old now)into a croc enclosure than have WACKO JACKO hang them out of a window.
Just my bit
Seeya Locallaw
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 18:03

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 18:03
Steve'll do for my choice as a fair dinkum Aussie bloke any day!!!!!
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Reply By: Kimberly Kruiser - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 18:43

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 18:43
Crikey, you'd be as mad as a cut snake not to take Steve into a croc enclosure with you. Strewth I'd let him carry me as well.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 18:57

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 18:57
LOL, that's probally the only way I'd go in there! :-)
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