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**Breast Cancer Awareness Month** Is This a Farce & Conspiracy Combined?

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posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 09:33 PM
October 6, 2014

I'm sensing that Breast Cancer Awareness month is becoming too commercialized. My 15 year old son is on the Sophomore football team at his school. The players were "strongly advised" to buy pink socks, undershirts and gloves for October games. I complied by taking him to the sporting goods store last week. I was amazed to see entire sections of this big store displaying rows of way overpriced pink sports accessories. The tab for my son's gloves and undershirt was (including tax) a whopping $94.83! 10% of the purchase goes to a breast-cancer research group. The executives and board of directors strip off 5% for their lucrative lifestyles. The remaining $4.00 directly/indirectly supports breast cancer research.

Since breast cancer is STILL the second most deadly cancer for women (behind Lung Cancer), it doesn't appear as if the billions $$$ of dollars raised for research over the years has done much good. Perhaps there's more money to be made for this greedy medical system and "pink products" manufacturers by pretending to cure breast cancer than actually getting the job done?

posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 09:38 PM
a reply to: carewemust

I thought some guy in Canada cured cancer.

Oh yeah, we have to wait another 50 years before they find a suitable substitute for cancer. Good news is I hear Ebola is making a name for itself lately, maybe cancer will be cured after all!

posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 09:43 PM
a reply to: carewemust

Yea... 10% of your 10% contribution is what goes toward breast cancer. So you spent $90 bucks and 90 cent went to help.

posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 09:44 PM
a reply to: carewemust

I think they should just drop the "cancer" and make it Breast Awareness Month. I can get into that. Er... wait, I am aware of breasts every month, this can't work.

Sending money out for cancer research is like buying a boat, except the boat is a hole in the water you throw money into. It seems after 40 or 50 years, with all the "best" minds searching for a cure, that there would be a cure. However, maintenance is far more profitable than cures and personally I believe that it's all a scam (not the cancer of course, just the search for a cure).

Cheers - Dave
edit on 10/6.2014 by bobs_uruncle because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 09:46 PM
It's the time of the year the NFL fakes like they care about breast cancer....

posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 09:55 PM

originally posted by: BABYBULL24
It's the time of the year the NFL fakes like they care about breast cancer....

NFL does whatever brings them more revenue. As with medical research, it's always about the $$$. I wonder if the NFL sold anything commemorating that football player kissing another dude (his husband?) when he was drafted?

On the other hand, it took them decades to admit that these guys suffer brain damage when they hit each other and the ground. Yep.. "THE NFL CARES" alright... (barf).

posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 09:58 PM
the first "charitable" foundations were carnegie & rockefeller (kinda says it all)

..i just think this is all ADVERTISING for diseases etc
and SYSTEMIZED ta boot

(wear a pink ribbon to support cancer orhpans)

all those SYSTEM aircraft keep dropping
SYSTEM depleted uranium bombs
an' producing those cancer orphans


posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 10:08 PM
a reply to: carewemust

You can go online and find public records of how non-profits spend the money they take in. It is much as you say. Most troubling to me was the amount of money that the persons in charge of those organizations get in salary and perks. Most likely, you will never donate to such orgs again once you do that few minutes of research. There are good ones out there, and they are not afraid to tell you how their monies are spent.

posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 10:15 PM
a reply to: carewemust

This was created to give people who have suffered (and their families) something "constructive" to do.

It may not do anything.

But the little people feel so much better for it.

posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 10:18 PM
Can you imagine if one of these foundations actually found a cure?

CEO: "Today we are happy to announce that we have all been put out of a job.. "

posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 11:00 PM
I thought it was breast cancer awareness the first year they did it, now it is an annual event
too bad they didn't mention the problem we have with prostate cancer and skin cancer
dont even start on the big pharma/medcare situation

posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 11:11 PM
America has an amazing penchant for commercializing and trivializing anything and everything. It embarrasses me.

Shame on the corporations that promote it, but more shame on the stupid consumers that - like dumb sheep being led to the slaughter house - do what they are told.

Shame on you for spending $94.83 on b******t marketing scams.

posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 11:20 PM
a reply to: TheBlackTiger

originally posted by: TheBlackTiger
Can you imagine if one of these foundations actually found a cure?

Canada Cure Cancer??? NO WAY!!!

They already did.. A healthy population is not a profitable one.. The incident here is that big pharma wont pick the tab up for this so it will go into We should find a cure.. wait what?

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posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 11:28 PM
This is why I rarely participate in this type of stuff. For the most part it's a big money grab and it's all achieved by playing on everyones heart strings.
Granted, they do need the money for research and it does help a lot but most organizations don't contribute as much money as everyone thinks they do.
Pink October: Where does money from the breast cancer movement go?

So where does all the money being raised actually go? There are many nonprofits that have joined the pink war against the disease, but the most prominent group behind the pink tide is the non-profit foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Komen). In 2011, Komen reported a net of $439 million in public support, but the foundation spent most of that on education, screening and treatment – and more on fundraising and administrative costs than it did on research. (In 2009 and 2010, executives earned between $400,000 and $500,000 in annual salary.) Despite the fact that it defines its mission as finding a cure for breast cancer, the organization spent $75 million on research in 2011, which is just 17 percent of its revenue, on finding a cure......

One of Wisconsin's premier breast cancer researchers, Dr. Judy Tjoe, credits the pink movement with raising awareness and gradually reducing deaths due to screenings, but she said too little money lands in the hands of scientists.

It's not too often I go to Wiki, but this page: Breast cancer awareness had an interesting graph.

Women are eleven times more likely to die from heart disease or stroke than from breast cancer.
Deaths from breast cancer (2%)
Deaths from heart disease or stroke (32%)
Deaths from other cancers (10%)
Other (56%)

Even if a cure is found, if one hasn't been already, these organizations will still exist.
Let's face it, there is little to no money in curring a disease that generates so much money for those running them or those providing extremely expensive medications that mostly only serve to prolong ones agony and postpone the inevitable all the while soaking people for every red cent they can.
Not to mention the false hope.

posted on Oct, 7 2014 @ 12:08 AM
"Strongly advised."

In other words, buy the pink socks or your kid will stand out and everyone will think your family is from some misogynistic pit of patriarchal hell.

They'll make sure of it somehow. So buy the f# pink socks and like it.

posted on Oct, 7 2014 @ 12:12 AM
Do we even need something like this? As though anyone isn't aware of breast cancer or cancer in general or some other just as absurd notion.

I'll never give a single cent to any charity that has a corporate office.

posted on Oct, 7 2014 @ 12:17 AM
a reply to: carewemust

Ahhh....The Capitalist Calender. Keeps folks spending the $$$.

posted on Oct, 7 2014 @ 12:34 AM

originally posted by: BasementWarriorKryptonite
Do we even need something like this? As though anyone isn't aware of breast cancer or cancer in general or some other just as absurd notion.

I'll never give a single cent to any charity that has a corporate office.

Yeah once you are within' a system that donates you'll see that not much goes to it, it is always a small percentage and by the time they proceed to let us know how things did last year they inflate the numbers a bit. This is not to mention the fact that most of us have to shove it down their throat and in their face.

posted on Oct, 7 2014 @ 02:44 AM
cancer isn't caused by any one pathogen but a host of pathogens cause cancer. Same as damaged tissue that fails to reproduce and die properly.

There is no cure all button for cancer because cancer is directed at specific cells all over the body.
This is why we label cancer with such names as *lung cancer* ect.

And even then, Completely different pathogens and circumstances can cause cancer in the same regions.
Such as lung cancer can be caused by a number of pathogens and not just 1 decriminately.

Not all methods of killing organisms work because of these basic variables. This does include sub-species of these pathogens ect.

So one species might be deactivated by a certain toxin well another would be immune because of mutations.
Finding a cure for breast cancer isn't going to be easy.

When we are dealing with cancer we are not just dealing with a *disease* in the traditional sense Cancer isin't the cause of the disease nore is it the contributing factor for it. Genes, exposure to the elements and microbs cause *symptoms*

Cancer is a symptom, And needs to be classified as such.

Like blisters, Open sores, Necrosis, Inflamation, and corrupted cellular mytosis are all symptoms of malfunction.

Finding a cure for all cancer is like identifying every gene in our genome, its strengths weaknesses for every single human and combination of allells possible so that the exact issue can be fixed. Obviously the only thing that will change this is better understanding of how the ecosystem that is the human body designs and defends itself as well as rebuilding and neutralizing.

That's a pretty big tab to fill in 50 years, When other scientists are farting around trying to isolate a cure for the flu.

posted on Oct, 7 2014 @ 06:01 AM
a reply to: carewemust

"Yes, yes it is..." Ever wonder how TheGideons™ could afford 857 offices World-Wide and then leave a 'rule book' in every dump that rents by the hour?

Look at the UnitedWay™ and what those folks make...


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