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ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: May 18, 2016 - 8:23am

 JrzyTmata wrote:
reading all the comments on their FB page has brought up more of their disrespect and cluelessness around the world.

they drove across the Bonneville Salt Flats in the big-ass bus while towing the idiots behind on snowboards. the Flats were wet at the time. Apparently, this can damage the salt flats and is illegal. This video is still on FB.
there's a screen shot of one of them climbing a Holocaust Memorial in Germany. the comment said they were parkouring.
another photo shows two of them at Machu Picchu in a restricted area. One of them was dressed as Pokemon's Pikachu. How clever! According to the comments captured in the screenshot, they said they were warned 18 times while there.

 


Quiet {respect please}
 
This calls for...
An Abe costume and noisemakers!
 

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Posted: May 18, 2016 - 6:30am

 JrzyTmata wrote:
reading all the comments on their FB page has brought up more of their disrespect and cluelessness around the world.

they drove across the Bonneville Salt Flats in the big-ass bus while towing the idiots behind on snowboards. the Flats were wet at the time. Apparently, this can damage the salt flats and is illegal. This video is still on FB.
there's a screen shot of one of them climbing a Holocaust Memorial in Germany. the comment said they were parkouring.
another photo shows two of them at Machu Picchu in a restricted area. One of them was dressed as Pokemon's Pikachu. How clever! According to the comments captured in the screenshot, they said they were warned 18 times while there.

 
I think Xeric may have to give up his Clueless Dipshit™ title. {#Lol}
JrzyTmata

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Posted: May 18, 2016 - 6:19am

reading all the comments on their FB page has brought up more of their disrespect and cluelessness around the world.

they drove across the Bonneville Salt Flats in the big-ass bus while towing the idiots behind on snowboards. the Flats were wet at the time. Apparently, this can damage the salt flats and is illegal. This video is still on FB.
there's a screen shot of one of them climbing a Holocaust Memorial in Germany. the comment said they were parkouring.
another photo shows two of them at Machu Picchu in a restricted area. One of them was dressed as Pokemon's Pikachu. How clever! According to the comments captured in the screenshot, they said they were warned 18 times while there.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: May 18, 2016 - 6:14am

 miamizsun wrote:

or (and this is not going to win me any friends with people that love love super furry animals) just return it to the wild

and let nature take its course

it's yellowstone and anything could happen

 
They were in a PR quandary, that's for sure. They would have left it if it were merely defenseless, but it kept coming back to cars and the highway, and people were watching it and whatever was going to happen would have made the Park Service seem uncaring/incompetent. I think they settled on this as the least damaging option. But you're right: the ideal scenario would have been for those people to never touch the bison, and for a pack of wolves or a mountain lion to take it. Or for it to starve and die a miserable death. Because nature doesn't care about that.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: May 18, 2016 - 6:08am

 ptooey wrote:

In a word, brucellosis. 

 
altho lo and behold most of the brucellosis that's gotten into cattle has come from elk, not bison. Still, the baby would have been placed in quarantine etc.
 
The initial articles made it sound like this calf was taken from a herd, though. A mama might leave a calf curled up and so I can imagine the thing looking cold... but that's not the case. It had already been abandoned and was probably hours from being something else's prey. Which is not a happy outcome for the bison either, but for the wolves up in that valley, it's what they do. So the Park really wanted that to happen. It's not a zoo; the animals aren't fed... if there's not enough food, animals die. This tourist, it turns out, probably did not alter the calf's destiny, but some predator might have been cheated. I don't know, but I assume that once the animal was euthanized, they took it out and left it for the birds. 
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Posted: May 18, 2016 - 5:58am

 meower wrote:

ok, I've not read about this (should I admit?) only seen the pics.... is there a reason the calf wasn't rescued and put in a petting zoo or something?

 
or (and this is not going to win me any friends with people that love love super furry animals) just return it to the wild

and let nature take its course

it's yellowstone and anything could happen
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Posted: May 18, 2016 - 5:32am

 meower wrote:

ok, I've not read about this (should I admit?) only seen the pics.... is there a reason the calf wasn't rescued and put in a petting zoo or something?

 
In a word, brucellosis. 
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Posted: May 18, 2016 - 4:45am

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

There is no scenario in which this turns out well. So sad.

 
ok, I've not read about this (should I admit?) only seen the pics.... is there a reason the calf wasn't rescued and put in a petting zoo or something?
BlueHeronDruid

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Posted: May 18, 2016 - 12:30am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
In other news, the tourist who picked up the bison calf might have done the wrong thing for the right reasons. It sounds as though the calf had been abandoned before being picked up.

 
There is no scenario in which this turns out well. So sad.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: May 17, 2016 - 11:02pm

In other news, the tourist who picked up the bison calf might have done the wrong thing for the right reasons. It sounds as though the calf had been abandoned before being picked up.
BlueHeronDruid

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Posted: May 17, 2016 - 9:31pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Oh. The Red Bull page this afternoon had a video/blog post about them in Chicago.
 
I joined in on the vandals' page, "You CAN turn yourself in... and you SHOULD." 

 


Where is this "vandals" page?

Edit: Apparently this type of behavior isn't all that new.

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Posted: May 17, 2016 - 9:22pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Well that part's a no brainer. But I'm still confused as to the URL. Not that I need to follow it up anymore. Thanks. One of their mottoes is "If you can, you should." Maybe they should take a closer look at that, eh?

 
Oh. The Red Bull page this afternoon had a video/blog post about them in Chicago.
 
I joined in on the vandals' page, "You CAN turn yourself in... and you SHOULD." 
BlueHeronDruid

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Posted: May 17, 2016 - 9:18pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

If you look at the URL, it's to a "high on life" hijinx video.
 
I sent Red Bull an email this afternoon. I thought it was a little curt or trying to sound like they never did sponsor them, so I went to their own search box again just to confirm and it still finds the link I posted... which is now 404. So good for them.

Red Bull USA

May 17, 21:17

Hi Scott,

Thank you for reaching out.

Red Bull is not affiliated with this group, nor are we involved with their actions at Yellowstone National Park.

Cheers,

Nina

 

 
Well that part's a no brainer. But I'm still confused as to the URL. Not that I need to follow it up anymore. Thanks. One of their mottoes is "If you can, you should." Maybe they should take a closer look at that, eh?


ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: May 17, 2016 - 9:13pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Dropped that story altogether! Another source?

 
If you look at the URL, it's to a "high on life" hijinx video.
 
I sent Red Bull an email this afternoon. I thought it was a little curt or trying to sound like they never did sponsor them, so I went to their own search box again just to confirm and it still finds the link I posted... which is now 404. So good for them.

Red Bull USA

May 17, 21:17

Hi Scott,

Thank you for reaching out.

Red Bull is not affiliated with this group, nor are we involved with their actions at Yellowstone National Park.

Cheers,

Nina

 
BlueHeronDruid

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Posted: May 17, 2016 - 9:08pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote: 
Dropped that story altogether! Another source?

Edit: No worries. It's all over the 'net.


ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: May 17, 2016 - 9:00pm

Red Bull dropped 'em: http://www.redbull.com/us/en/bike/stories/1331794482651/rain-or-shine-biking-in-chicago-with-high-on-life-crew
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: May 17, 2016 - 3:06pm

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:

Triangulated on the basis of the nearest trader joes to Thewyomings and the closest full eclipse to that point (or pint depending on your beer preferences) 

 
There are several in the Denver area so we're fine.
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Posted: May 17, 2016 - 2:38pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

August 2017 for the Eclipse. Probably not Yellowstone; meetup at ptooey's town somewhere, watch the sun go out, then go down to Colorado's national parks. And breweries.

 
Triangulated on the basis of the nearest trader joes to Thewyomings and the closest full eclipse to that point (or pint depending on your beer preferences) 
JrzyTmata

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Posted: May 17, 2016 - 12:55pm

they are in full damage control now. the self-promoting apology/fundraiser offer has been changed to a full $5000 donation to the park. They took down their partnership page probably to prevent blowback to their sponsors. Park Rangers have filed  criminal complaints against them.
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Posted: May 17, 2016 - 12:44pm

 miamizsun wrote:
i say we throw them in a volcano

and by we i mean you guys

They'll probably get fines and some kind of pick-up-trash penance. They've done more damage to their company than that already.

While I enjoy the flush of outrage (even phony internet outrage) as much as the next guy, the off-with-their-heads crowd is just being silly. The rules they broke are there to keep people from getting hurt. They didn't, but it would have served them right. Somebody could have gotten hurt rescuing them, which would serve no purpose whatsoever, and in that case I'd be outraged too. But they did no damage and if it hadn't been for the pictures and video we'd never know they were there. The Facebook comments ("they desecrated our sacred park!") are just the usual online dogpile.

We're as much offended by their attitude as the act, their the-rules-don't-apply-to-me-'cuz-I'm-young-cleancut-and-white vibe they give off just rubs us wrong. If they had been Shoshones out to do some kind of ceremony the reaction would probably be quite different. Fratboys get no pity.
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