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The Picture that reveals how staggeringly sick the rich are now

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posted on May, 27 2019 @ 12:20 PM
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Go the link.

Its from a national newspaper, not some sick torture or death porn from some mad Islamist site.

www.dailymail.co.uk...

The people in the picture are some of the wealthiest, most privileged people this planet has ever produced.

They have the wealth and heath to pay to climb the highest mountain on earth.

Yet as they queue up like shoppers at the till to climb to the summit of Everest, as a body of a fallen climber lays at their feet.

And yet they continue to queue and wait patiently for their turn to climb to the top, walk past the body, take a selfie at the top and climb down again. Then put the picture on Facebook editing out the body that lays beneath them.

What spirituality, what beauty, what grandeur once awaited people at the top of Everest is now gone.

These people have sullied the very essence of Everest, turning its majesty into just another plastic consumer item.

Faeces is splattered all over the mountain, rubbish and filth dropped by the climbers.

This is how humanity is now, spoilt, selfish and crass and cruel.

Literally stepping over the dead as they line up to get their status symbol selfie to impress their rich friends.




posted on May, 27 2019 @ 12:25 PM
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I agree. When I saw the photo yesterday my first thought was we are a plague upon the earth.

There's a reason I'm an extreme recluse.


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posted on May, 27 2019 @ 12:26 PM
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What do you expect them to do with a dead person at that altitude? If the person is dead there isn’t much you can do for them.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 12:28 PM
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This has nothing to do with rich people.

I personally think nobody should be allowed here anymore. It’s been ruined. Leave it be and let those who died Rest In Peace. This place has to have a ton of bad energy around it.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 12:31 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
What do you expect them to do with a dead person at that altitude? If the person is dead there isn’t much you can do for them.


Anyone with a conscience would do something, if only to pause a moment and pay respects to the fallen.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 12:32 PM
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originally posted by: mblahnikluver
This has nothing to do with rich people.

I personally think nobody should be allowed here anymore. It’s been ruined. Leave it be and let those who died Rest In Peace. This place has to have a ton of bad energy around it.


Do you know what it costs to climb this mountain? Thousands. Anywhere between 10k and 40k, and that is on the cheap side.

You can't be poor to do this.

ETA, I do agree the mountain should be closed, but also cleaned up and accessible bodies should be recovered and respectfully buried or repatriated.

It's not a feat if thousands have done it before.

Let the dead rest.
edit on 5/27/2019 by Creep Thumper because: ETA & CLARIFICATION.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 12:37 PM
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Here is said picture so people don't have to go to the site



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: englishdissident

The filthy rich?

I expected more than this, 40 grand is not filthy rich. A small mortgage on ur home will cover that.

Thought maybe they were building their own rocket to mars or something lol



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 12:45 PM
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a reply to: englishdissident

Good on ya english. I first noticed this ''small'' news event a few days ago and considered doing a post on it but I could not sum up what a statement on the heights to which the ''look at me'' syndrome has risen.

You have, so thank you for that.

T


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posted on May, 27 2019 @ 12:47 PM
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First of all, it's not a rich people thing, it's a climber thing. It's the Holy Grail of climbs for enthusiasts, and acting like it's something Paris Hilton does on a whim is disrespectful. I know a couple of older folks who saved their entire lives to make the climb. Just because it cost them $10 or $20 grand to do it doesn't make them rich, it just means they spent 20+ years living leaner & saving up for it.

Now, as for bodies. There's been around 300 climbers who've died on Mt Everest, and most of them are still on it months, years and decades later. It's not a matter of disrespect, taking a body off the mountain is damn risky to those retrieving it. Why should they risk the lives of the living on a corpse? Rescuing people alive is one thing, it's an obligation. But it's just stupid going after every single corpse. The ones easiest and least risky to get to, from what I understand, are retrieved. The ones that risk a crash or fall are left. It's part of the many risks of the mountain, and you better understand it before you set foot near the foothills, let alone on the mountain.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 12:52 PM
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To be fair if you trained for years for this and invested the money in something you will never do again you probably would walk past the body to the summit.

I also expect that this photo only shows half the story.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 12:54 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

And going by the picture, any attempt to recover that body would have added more to the side of the mountain.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 12:55 PM
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im trying to bench 400 at the gym. because of joint issues, anytime i get close, wham, gotta reset back to lower weights.

people, even my gym friends complain, 'why do you want to bench 400?'

if someone wants to climb some crazy mountain, more power to them. if people are dying because its too crowded, then the people there need to set up some rules about how many people can go at once.

some millionaire should go there, and start building some kind of fortified camps, further and further up the mountain.

like lets say camp c, is the last big camp they got now. why cant they send mini trucks there, building supplies, etc, and then go half a mile or a mile futher up, start building camp d. even if it takes 20 years, in 20 years, you have a new higher camp. then start building a camp e, after you complete d.

but then again, i have no clue what kind of mountain it is, except for the legends you see on tv and read about.

climbing to some mountain that you might die on, again, i can see the glory.

its awesome its all middle class rich fools, who cares what they do.

the one thing i learned is, rich people spend money as stupidly as poor people, just on a bigger scale.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 12:55 PM
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Mallory is famously quoted as having replied to the question, "Why did you want to climb Mount Everest?" with the retort "Because it's there", which has been called "the most famous three words in mountaineering"
en.wikipedia.org...

Sounds like something Homer Simpson would say.

I like the stories about fully equipped climbers on the way up meeting barefoot mystics on the way down.

My father's story is less fun. He was working in Scotland in the 1950's. He and three of his friends often walked in the mountains. A new guy arrived and said, "I'm a climber, I'll teach you how to climb". Up they went. Came to a buttress. Clever guy said, "I'll climb around then shout for you to follow". No shout came. Eventually they realised they'd have to follow without waiting for the shout. My father climbed around, no leader in sight, looked down, leader lying dead at bottom of cliff. I call these people gravity testers. Insult intended.

The other story is a bit too personal to share but the result was the climber's child was permanently psychologically damaged. Climbers have a reputation for being selfish and inconsiderate people, not all of course, but enough to get a reputation.

Your thread seems to be about unbearable rich twats rather than climbers. So, on topic. Tiny Rowland's son owes me £400. Bastard won't pay. Last text from him included two lies in one sentence.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 01:00 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus




What do you expect them to do with a dead person at that altitude?





posted on May, 27 2019 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

Poor people do not climb Everest.

They struggle to pay for heating and food.

They do not have tens of thousands of pounds and dollars in disposable income to spend on climbing Everest.



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

I think you will find that the era when only mountaineers climbed Everest is long gone.

This is the Selfie Era when people do things like climbing Everest for bragging rights and as social media click bait for likes.

Hence when the Selfie Generation do things like this ;

www.youtube.com...
edit on 27-5-2019 by englishdissident because: spelling



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 01:25 PM
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Rescuing people alive is one thing, it's an obligation.


This is why I consider climbers and other extreme sports enthusiasts to be wusses. They always expect to be rescued when they can't cope with the situation they got themselves into.
edit on 27 5 2019 by Kester because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: Kester

I always wanted to know.

Was Tiny Rowland really a diminutive chap ?



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 01:27 PM
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What a sappy article. When I get around to climbing Everest I'll make sure my personal assistant drags a few corpses down to quell the mamby pambies.




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