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When you spill water. Do you gotta pick it up, throw the spill in the garbage. It EVAPORATES, and eventually becomes rain again, no harm, no foul.
There are many routes through the water cycle. If a drop of water falls on a hot tin roof it evaporates almost immediately and is set to start all over again. Other drops may soak into the ground and evaporate or be taken up by plants to transpire into the air over the course of days or weeks. Still other drops may flow into rives or lakes or oceans where the time to evaporation is years to hundreds of years. Water falling as snow onto glaciers and the antarctic may be tied up as ice for thousands of years, water seeping into deep underground reservoirs may be there as long as 10,000 years.
That will be the day I let some internet yahoo tell me I'm being negative while you stuff your face with food in front of hungry people.
Food by the TON is being bought in by relief efforts, only to be stolen by the local thugs. Why doesnt that country's government step in and intervene, make sure the food goes where it needs to go?
originally posted by: FlySolo
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe
Don't be depressed, I'm not a ba-humbug guy except when xmas comes. I enjoy feel good movies and classical music gives me goose bumps. I just can't stand when people seek attention and I abhor homogeneous thinking when it has to do with mindless trends.
I can agree with the attention seekers. I can't stand them. I couldn't stand them when I was a child in school and I can't stand them now. Not the children or the adults. I can also agree that there are tons of folks doing this that have no clue
Whether you’re running a marathon, volunteering in Haiti, pledging your birthday or raising money for a cause you're super passionate about, create an online fundraising page and everyone will like you more. And, make sure you have fun when you do it... that's what CrowdRising is all about.
I try to be positive though and I do think that even the non caring idiots out there helped spread this to the point
originally posted by: IrishCream
! Where as Alzheimer's and Diabetes' numbers are in the millions?
originally posted by: luciddream
Not all of them even donate!
TRUE Charity is ANONYMOUS! This is just vanity! These people expect something in return. BS!
originally posted by: FlySolo
a reply to: CardiffGiant
Because throughout history people have this weird tendency to do what everyone else is doing without much forethought. This is just another example of that. It says more about society than about ALS.
A break down of some stupid fads since the 19th century.
-Gold fish swallowing
-Bad Elizabethan Teeth
-Flag Pole Sitting
-Ice Bucket Challenge
Let's bring back some of these fads to put this in perspective.
1. Donate 100 bucks or swallow a goldfish
2. Let your teeth rot for cancer
3. Dance a month straight for a good cause.
4. Stuff as many people as you can in phone booth - I can't see anything going wrong with that
5. Sit on a flag pole for 10 days (don't fall asleep)
6. Plank on a busy road, building top, or anywhere you might die for something you believe in.
7. Dump out millions of gallons perfectly good drinking water from your town's reservoir for ALS
8. Burn your pubic hair for herpes. ( that was a joke but may as well fit right in this category )
If you want to do a fad so bad to raise awareness for something, why don' t you do something productive? Dump river water on your head, not from out of the tap. Why encourage a bunch of mindless wanabees to waste water with no intention of donating. And donating should be anonymous, not plaster your mug on YT to get credit. "oh but it's raised money" At what cost I ask?
originally posted by: Dfairlite
a reply to: FlySolo
The same can be said for these fools. They don't do it for charity, they do it to be praised for their charity. If there was no publicity on them, they wouldn't donate a dime or minute of their time.
last i checked it was. as long as the money is not coming from crime/violence or something like that then who cares?