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Old 12-05-2008, 09:13 PM
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I'm not furious or outraged or any of those often-used adjectives, but I do think that it's in bad taste to make fun of the way a person died.

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I find any type of poking fun at someone's death corny and desperate.. The writer's couldn't think of something original?
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:46 PM
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I'm not furious or outraged or any of those often-used adjectives, but I do think that it's in bad taste to make fun of the way a person died.
Cashing in on Diana, Princess of Wales again.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:42 PM
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I'm not furious or outraged or any of those often-used adjectives, but I do think that it's in bad taste to make fun of the way a person died.
I'm not furious or outraged either. I'm a bit dissapointed in Channel 4, I have always been a big fan of British Comedy, but if they're going to start poking fun at people's deaths then it is no longer worth enjoying to me.
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:47 AM
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i'm not sure how anyone could find the death of any person, even remotely humourous?
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:47 PM
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Yes, it's strange, isn't it?

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i'm not sure how anyone could find the death of any person, even remotely humourous?
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:19 PM
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BISD History Fair highlights trailblazers of the past

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Old 12-15-2008, 11:11 AM
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This statement from the above article, is I believe, incorrect
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She went as far as going against the Queen to help others,
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:31 PM
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Yes I believe its incorrect to. Her Majesty has supported many charites and would never imo object to anyone helping those who are less fortunate.
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Old 12-21-2008, 06:20 AM
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The Princess Diana Memorial Fund has given almost £2million to the Bill Clinton Foundation - even though the former US President betrayed a promise he made to Diana to ban landmines.

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Old 12-21-2008, 06:47 AM
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Bill Clinton, President, left office in January 2001. The Bill Clinton Foundation received money from the Diana Memorial Fund in 2005 to support HIV aid work in Africa.
Why would Diana's supporters be "shocked", as the Mail claims? Did the newspaper conduct a survey?
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. . . . . Why would Diana's supporters be "shocked", as the Mail claims? Did the newspaper conduct a survey?
The answer lies in the question. The Mail! It is what it is, and is noted for it's economical use of the truth.

As for conducting a survey? Since a "survey" can be made to say exactly what you want it to say by phrasing the questions in a particular way, it is my guess that the Mail just shortcut the usual route and published the "results" with none of the bother or expense of an actual survey.
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Bill Clinton, President, left office in January 2001. The Bill Clinton Foundation received money from the Diana Memorial Fund in 2005 to support HIV aid work in Africa.
Why would Diana's supporters be "shocked", as the Mail claims? Did the newspaper conduct a survey?
Warren, I thought that that was to support his library and not the foundation.
So is the Late Princesses foundation just a money gathering source to distribute to other tax free entities?? I would hope that her sons would want to work with the foundation not only to raise money but to get into the trenches and make a difference like Diana did.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:41 AM
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Warren, I thought that that was to support his library and not the foundation.
The very last paragraph of the Mail's story tells where the money went (HIV aid work in Africa).
Putting the facts at the end of a story is a tactic used to disguise the spurious and misleading nature of the headline and opening paragraph.
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Warren, I thought that that was to support his library and not the foundation.
So is the Late Princesses foundation just a money gathering source to distribute to other tax free entities?? I would hope that her sons would want to work with the foundation not only to raise money but to get into the trenches and make a difference like Diana did.
The Diana Memorial Fund isn't a money gathering source, nor does it fundraise. It's being wound down with the idea that all its money be distributed. The Fund lost a great deal of money over a court case with the Franklin Mint over their use of Diana's image, all the money that they were distributing was frozen. Eventually it was agreed that the Fund be wound down and the funds were made available again. I don't know what the timeline is for when the fund will cease.

Diana never set up any fund, organisation or charity when she was alive, so getting down in the trenches in her case was more of a photo opportunity that any real work "in the trenches". Anne is far more the practical hands on charity worker who has set up her own organisations. The Princess Royal Trust for Carers is totally Anne's initiative and idea.
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Thanks Charlotte and Warren for clairifications.
I agree that TPR, Anne, is the one who gets the hands on, but didn't Diana want her sons to get in the trenches as well? If not, wouldn't the world be a much better place if everyone did??
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In order to state this as a fact, a person would have to be able to read Diana's mind. AFAIK that's impossible. There were many stories that came out after her death of kindnesses that she performed that were not known about at the time. The book put out by the Memorial Fund is full of these stories by unknown people who kept their stories to themselves until after the Princess died.

Diana was a deeply troubled woman, but she did seem to care and want to make a difference in her own way.

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Old 12-28-2008, 11:48 AM
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That book on Diana, Princess of Wales by the Memorial Fund was very nice tribute to her. Princess Diana did make a difference in the Whole World in her own way. You are right about that Mermaid.
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Its ridiculous that Diana is being blamed for how William and Harry are acting now as adults.. The Princess has been dead for almost 12 years and the boys were 15 and 12 at the time.
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Exactly and it's not as if they've been doing anything out of the ordinary that people they're age haven't done, whether they're royalty or not we all make mistakes it's hardly fair to blame Diana for this, she probably would have understood,in the sense that we know she wasn't perfect either.
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