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The tragic truth about the ice bucket challange...

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posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:16 AM
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First of all,I love this idea for getting donations to research ALS,a rare and harsh disease.

But this challange has gone too far.Too much people are doing this for fun and they don't have any idea about ALS.Kids in Africa are dying because they don't have clean water there and this idiot and hypocrit peeps also don't donate money on this research.
I would have nothing against this if everyone who did this would donate some money also.

Any other opinions ? Thank you !

Peace!




posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: PaulTheDuke

I been waiting for somebody to post this. My brother was telling me the same thing the other day.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:29 AM
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Some of my friends and I did an extreme ice water challenge before it was cool. It was the 4th of July in Texas. It was about 110 degrees outside.
In a moment of beer inspired genius we decided to fill a 2500 gallon polypropylene water storage tank to chest level while sitting. We then added 50 bags of ice and a couple kegs of beer. There were about a dozen of us sitting in a circle inside the tank, numbing our bodies and brains.
It was a very pleasant experience after adapting to the cold. It is a safe bet that we were cooler than anyone within a fairly wide area.
edit on 23-8-2014 by skunkape23 because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23

Nice one
....During the time it took you to write your post,1-2 kid died because of thirst....



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:39 AM
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originally posted by: PaulTheDuke
a reply to: skunkape23

Nice one
....During the time it took you to write your post,1-2 kid died because of thirst....

If you have a solution to the problem I would be glad to hear it.
Would it make you feel better if I stopped using water?
I personally lack the means to ship millions of gallons of water to Africa.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:40 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23




Would it make you feel better if I stopped using water?


No.I was just saying
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posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: PaulTheDuke

Patrick Stewart does it with class , he's also writing his check.





posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:56 AM
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Yes, they do raise money!

I hadn't even heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge until yesterday. Many corporations and organizations take part - and the effort raises MILLIONS of dollars.

The individuals who make their silly videos (the fails are pretty funny), well, I don't know about them making donations -
but I know for sure that many businesses DO raise a lot of money. The company my husband works for contributed $10,000 dollars, and then all the execs got dumped with coolers full of water.

According to a facebook page, as of Aug 14, the effort had raised over $10MILLION


Ice Bucket Donations Surpass $10 Million to The ALS Association
Ice Bucket Donations Surpass $10 Million to The ALS Association

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The ALS Association announced it has surpassed $10 million in "Ice Bucket" donations. Specifically, as of Saturday, August 16, 2014, The ALS Association has received $11.4 million in donations compared to $1.7 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 16). These donations have come from existing donors and 220,255 new donors to The Association. In a message posted today to The ALS Association's website, which discusses how The ALS Association will use this incredible outpouring of support to fight ALS, Barbara Newhouse, President and CEO of The ALS Association said:
NEWS.YAHOO.COM



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:57 AM
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a reply to: PaulTheDuke

This morning I am on the road and was in the pool at the motel I am staying at. In came three young teenage girls in bathing suits who go over to edge of the pool and half fill two small garage cans with pool water. As a third girl takes a video, they pour the warm pool water over their heads,scream how cold it is and then jump into the hot tub laughing and giggling all the while I'm saying to myself "man this pool water is so warm"

But that is the thing about Everything that "catches on" with popular culture. I gets watered down and basically becomes pablum with little to do with its origination.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 12:01 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

It was the same exact thing I said in this thread,but thank you for bringing some links.I wish i could give you a flag for this...



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 12:10 PM
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If anything I think for those who do it for "fun" are at least raising the awareness for those who might donate. It's the same as wearing pink for breast cancer yet you could probably get the apparel at the thrift store.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: PaulTheDuke

You can't waste clean water.

This is a lie that has been going on for far too long. The existence of clean water implies the existence of a healthy, self-sustaining aquatic system that involves evaporation, condensation, freezing, melting, running off, filtration, and eventual expulsion from pressurized forces either in the form of a river coming down a mountain or in the form of a spring rising up out of the earth.

You can pollute water, but you cannot waste it. The earth is a closed system. This is why the laws against collecting rain water are so insane. Most surface water evaporates before it ever reaches an aquifer. That system is subterranean and there is very little we can do to disturb it, other than fracking, yeah, we went out of our way to screw that one up. ;p

You can run a reservoir dry, but the water will eventually rain/snow back on wherever it came from, so you don't have a net loss, you just have a relocation.

You wanna know a secret? We'll run out of clean drinking water long before we run out of food. The famine of the future will be one of thirst.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 12:18 PM
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I'm not really one to give to big charities. I see too much waste.
I'll buy someone on the streets a meal or a drink if I can afford it.
I really don't enjoy the whole Christmas thing. I have spent a few Christmases giving out blankets and hot coffee just so I could tell my family I was doing charity work and avoid the whole orgy of materialism.
I don't believe much of the suffering in this world comes from a lack of resources as it does from lack of distribution and empathy compounded exponentially with greed.
I do what I can in my immediate environment.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 12:25 PM
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I'll just make the same post I made in other Ice Bucket Challenge Rant Thread:



I'm with you OP. Also, the ALS Foundation performs animal testing, spends only 8% of the money they collect on research, and way more on employee salaries and more fundraising. Just say no to giant charities. Donate to local charities, stop making chumps of yourselves with stupid internet trends, and quit wasting water.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: Malynn

Thank you,thank you a lot for giving light on this "charity" .Someone should make an investigation on this,your post is more like a conspiracy,but I believe that it is true what you said.
It is like on facebook: they put a photo with a child with rare disease and they say 1 like= 1$ for example.
I am disgusted by this filthy bastards

Thank you again and have a nice day
!



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 01:07 PM
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a reply to: PaulTheDuke

The 8% figure isn't at all a conspiracy. It's printed in black and white on the financial statements on their web-site. And you're welcome



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 02:24 PM
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I would rather give directly to the source. Has anyone seen how much the CEO and many of the other employees of ALS get paid?? It's sickening. A lot of money doesn't make it to the aid of the people who need it. I always do a lot of research before giving a donation to anybody because a lot of these places are just about making money and paying themselves and their friends big money. Much of it is a scheme by filthy, greedy, nasty people who make a living on a sickness.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 02:46 PM
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a reply to: gortex
I begin to think he read ATS threads... And if he does, I want to tell him: "you got it right, great move"!

edit on 23/8/2014 by Spationaute because: Corrected a terrible mistake!



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: Nechash

Gluttony:
Gluttony, derived from the Latin gluttire meaning to gulp down or swallow, means over-indulgence and over-consumption of food, drink, or wealth items to the point of extravagance or waste.

Nothing is waste by your logic. The classification of wasteful doesn't rely on the efficiency of the system that created it, but rather on the abundance of said resource, wealth, food or drink within that system. Using anything more beyond the capability to replenish, relocate or distribute is waste.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 05:42 PM
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a reply to: PaulTheDuke


The foundation received $19.4 million in proceeds last year, but thanks to 739,000 new donors, the ALS Association doubled its donations in one month, according to the Internal Revenue Service. In one day, the challenge helped the ALS association earn $8.6 million in proceeds, Time reported on Wednesday


How Much Money Has The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Made?

I think $41 million raised is great & I'm not sure what other challenge/dare fundraiser has raised that much money.

Sure more people could be donating but at least the ALS foundation has $41 million more than they previously did. That's good enough for me.

((P.s I'm not just some random person who doesn't know about ALS either, my Uncle passed away several years ago. ))



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