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ALS Ice Bucket Haters

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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 03:54 PM
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a reply to: undertheraydar

No.No. I have no problem with raising money, and ALS is a bitch. A good friends father had it. I wouldn't wish that on anybody. What bugs me about this is that it seems so self promoting and peer pressure-ish. Never a fan of either.




posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 03:57 PM
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"charity is not for the sake of others"

the celebs get what they want, the charity gets what it wants. a win/win.
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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: da pickles

My house was built in the 1800s and it has a sandstone basement. The drainage system is literally a channel carved around the perimeter of the basement that dumps into a drain which pours the water down the side of a small cliff. My basement really didn't get that wet at all except right around the water tank itself. My neighbors down the hill had swampy yards, but that's another story.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

Humans have egos. If you can cajole those egos into doing something good for the world, more power to you. I personally prefer an intellectual approach, but finely crafted rhetoric rarely raises $42 million.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 04:25 PM
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originally posted by: Nechash
a reply to: intrepid

Humans have egos. If you can cajole those egos into doing something good for the world, more power to you. I personally prefer an intellectual approach, but finely crafted rhetoric rarely raises $42 million.




Can't disagree with that. I just don't like the approach.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 04:51 PM
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originally posted by: Nechash
a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71

Give $100 to avoid the water, give $10 to dump the water on yourself and nominate other people, plus free internet points. Those are currency nowadays, aren't they?


Did you just say, ahem, bucketeers get a form of "currency" for donating?

lmao. You guys and gals have got it so ass backwards it's beyond stupid now.

p.s did you really need to make another thread about this? Couldn't you just respond to the other ones or is this another attempt at the "lime light" like the challenge is?
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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 05:03 PM
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a reply to: gspat

Amen! Couldn't have said it better myself



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 06:52 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
I don't hate it. I just think it's stupid. You don't have to soak yourself to donate to ALS.


True, but it helps to get you clicks on your YouTube channel and an additional 15 seconds of attention.
Cause we all know how much people crave attention.
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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:02 PM
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a reply to: ShadowLink

Which reminds me...



Coke's latest advertising campaign. Selfie cokes. Because a bottle with your name on it tastes just a little bit better.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: FlySolo

Oh god don't remind me!
I seen those at my local Wal-Mart last week and my eyes rolled in my head so fast I thought quarters were going to start falling from my mouth like a slot machine.

I'll refrain from voicing my thoughts on those named bottles so as not to derail the thread and most likely offend someone.
/eyeroll



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:19 PM
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a reply to: ShadowLink

You have to admit, Coke has finally found a way to exploit a human flaw. It's rather brilliant how stupidly simple it is.

Back on topic. Ice bucket challenge sucks.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:21 PM
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a reply to: Nechash

dumping ice cold water on your head can cause an infarct (i.e., heart attack) as well as arrythmias and tachycardia.

For the most part, it is Facebook activism. Has it raised money? Sure. What that means, no one really knows. But for the most part it was a fad to mine for likes.

Do I hate it? No. My son is doing it as we speak at his friends house. But I won't be doing it. If fund raising is the goal, just take my money.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:22 PM
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a reply to: FlySolo

Yes, absolutely. I am going to destroy the traditionalism and culture of your BBS one post at a time. Archiving conversation into massive tomes of replies is irrational. New conversation, fresh conversation, should have its own thread.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: FlySolo

Have you ever read the book Syrup by Maxx Berry (Australian). He almost called that exactly.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:24 PM
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a reply to: Nechash

Hmph ok. Same sh!t different pile.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: Nechash

No I haven't. An advertising prediction was it?



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:28 PM
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a reply to: FlySolo

talis vita est



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:31 PM
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a reply to: FlySolo

Spoiler alert:

It is about a guy who is into marketing. He comes up with a new brand of soda and it is stolen by his roommate, and the lady he originally pitched it to had the whole program stolen off of her by the guy who bought the IP from said roommate. Well anyway, they go into business together and come up with another brand of soda and one of their campaigns to popularize it is to pick 100 celebrities and they are the only people who can buy the soda and they only get a certain number of bottles with their names printed on them. It is all satire, and if I remember correctly, at no point did any of them invent a flavor of soda, just a name, bottle design and advertising ideas, because as they put it, no one cares what it tastes like, it's all perceptual.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Hey, I used to live in Texas near Fort Worth. My girlfriend's family owns acreage around lake texoma and down into southern Oklahoma. I absolutely loved it. I might not want to live in SouthWest Texas, but the North East is forested, totally not what I was expecting.

Yeah, the shock of it all could be a threat. I guess its a good stress test. If you keel over, it's time to get your heart looked at. ;p

There are polar bear clubs up here in the North where some yanks will cut holes in the ice and go swimming in the skivies. Why? How? I can barely stand lake Erie's water temperatures in August, let alone February.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:46 PM
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a reply to: Nechash

East Texas is beautiful. I live in West Texas, right up against Hill Country. This is my heaven.

For the most part, I just hate cold water on me.




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