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(Detroit Free Press)   Participation in Komen Race for the Cure down by as much as a third. GEE, I WONDER WHY?   (freep.com) divider line 84
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2012-05-20 02:51:02 PM
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RIP Kamen Rider
 
2012-05-20 02:54:30 PM
The fact that this is going into the politics tab says a lot about our current political state
 
2012-05-20 03:18:26 PM
I'm just pro-cancer.
 
2012-05-20 03:54:26 PM
With less than a week to go before the race, team participation is lagging, with 600 teams signed up for the local event compared with last year's 700.

Are these intended to be actual numbers?
 
2012-05-20 04:15:38 PM

cman: The fact that this is going into the politics tab says a lot about our current political state


Which tab do you think would be more fitting for an article about people ditching a charity for political reasons?
 
2012-05-20 04:16:58 PM
Because Komen is a money-making scam?
 
2012-05-20 04:57:49 PM
I like the people who are going to show up anyway... and use it as an opportunity to drive more donors to Planned Parenthood.

That's what you get for politicizing your money laundering, Komen for the Cure.
 
2012-05-20 05:29:32 PM
Obviously, it's because liberals love cancer. In fact, under Obamacare, breast cancer will be mandatory for all women.
 
TKM
2012-05-20 05:31:24 PM
It couldn't be that asking for money for 10 months before a local event would piss off anyone but me, could it?
 
2012-05-20 05:31:27 PM
They finally figured out that the winner of the race doesn't actually get the cure.
 
2012-05-20 05:31:50 PM
I bet that pink dye they use for their merchandise contains massive amounts of carcinogens.
 
2012-05-20 05:34:27 PM

serial_crusher: cman: The fact that this is going into the politics tab says a lot about our current political state

Which tab do you think would be more fitting for an article about people ditching a charity for political reasons?


How DARE the libs politicize our politicizing of breast cancer!
 
2012-05-20 05:34:54 PM

propasaurus: Because Komen is a money-making scam?


THIS.
 
2012-05-20 05:35:42 PM

Guidette Frankentits: I bet that pink dye they use for their merchandise contains massive amounts of carcinogens.


Won't matter to them.. Their perfume is spray on carcinogens
 
2012-05-20 05:36:23 PM

propasaurus: Because Komen is a money-making scam?


That would be my guess. Here is the newest organization that is really helping and is being sponsored by Whole Foods and several manufacturers of organic products..Link

Komeni and her ilk will no doubt get a bee in their bonnet about the name but f*ck 'em.
 
2012-05-20 05:38:41 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: serial_crusher: cman: The fact that this is going into the politics tab says a lot about our current political state

Which tab do you think would be more fitting for an article about people ditching a charity for political reasons?

How DARE the libs politicize our politicizing of breast cancer!


I am not the one who is politicizing this. But of course, since one can only be a democrat or a republican, that makes me a GOP guy. If only there was some third party that would be more closer to my political viewpoints
 
2012-05-20 05:41:22 PM

cman: LouDobbsAwaaaay: serial_crusher: cman: The fact that this is going into the politics tab says a lot about our current political state

Which tab do you think would be more fitting for an article about people ditching a charity for political reasons?

How DARE the libs politicize our politicizing of breast cancer!

I am not the one who is politicizing this. But of course, since one can only be a democrat or a republican, that makes me a GOP guy. If only there was some third party that would be more closer to my political viewpoints


Luckily for me there is the Green Party, but I'm sure you'll find your best fit.
 
2012-05-20 05:42:19 PM
It simply states liberals care more about politics than curing breast cancer. Oh no. Planned parenthood will recieve 0.5% less in funding while another cancer group receives more!!!! Burn the heretic. Liberals made it seem as if pp was the only worthwhile breast cancer center. What a joke liberals have become. Politics over everything else.
 
2012-05-20 05:45:30 PM

MyRandomName: It simply states liberals care more about politics than curing breast cancer. Oh no. Planned parenthood will recieve 0.5% less in funding while another cancer group receives more!!!! Burn the heretic. Liberals made it seem as if pp was the only worthwhile breast cancer center. What a joke liberals have become. Politics over everything else.


And yet it's not caring more about politics than curing breast cancer when a conservative chair of a breast cancer research charity removes funding from an organization because it doesn't agree with her political beliefs. Give me a farking break!

Seriously, take your false sense of moral superiority and fark off.
 
2012-05-20 05:46:56 PM

rebelyell2006: cman: LouDobbsAwaaaay: serial_crusher: cman: The fact that this is going into the politics tab says a lot about our current political state

Which tab do you think would be more fitting for an article about people ditching a charity for political reasons?

How DARE the libs politicize our politicizing of breast cancer!

I am not the one who is politicizing this. But of course, since one can only be a democrat or a republican, that makes me a GOP guy. If only there was some third party that would be more closer to my political viewpoints

Luckily for me there is the Green Party, but I'm sure you'll find your best fit.


I was being sarcastic. For some reason LouDobbsAway does not think that I am a libertarian. To him, I am just another conservative idiot. Why does he believe this? Because I have the typical republican ideology of gay marriage equality, ending the war on drugs, legalizing prostitution, providing full rights to transgendered people to list their own sex on government documents, shutting down Gitmo, repealing the Patriot act, ending asset forfeiture, abolishing corporate eminent domain claims, and even allowing blacks to marry whites. I am so republican, ain't I?
 
2012-05-20 05:47:39 PM

Lord Schtupp: propasaurus: Because Komen is a money-making scam?

THIS.


No. Its because Komen is a money-making scam that also follows a right wing agenda.
 
2012-05-20 05:48:19 PM

MyRandomName: It simply states liberals care more about politics than curing breast cancer. Oh no. Planned parenthood will recieve 0.5% less in funding while another cancer group receives more!!!! Burn the heretic. Liberals made it seem as if pp was the only worthwhile breast cancer center. What a joke liberals have become. Politics over everything else.


... says the person who's all for defunding Planned Parenthood.
 
2012-05-20 05:49:36 PM
I wonder if the Detroit Free Press has thought about their freep.com address

An address like that could have an impact
 
2012-05-20 05:51:33 PM

cman: The fact that this is going into the politics tab says a lot about our current political state


Baloney. The fact that this is going into the politics tab reflects the way the leadership over at Susan G. Komen decided to put their own politics ahead of their mission and the welfare of women. They poked the hornet's nest and got stung.
 
2012-05-20 05:52:18 PM

Notabunny: I wonder if the Detroit Free Press has thought about their freep.com address

An address like that could have an impact


I was wondering the same thing.
 
2012-05-20 05:52:29 PM

cman: LouDobbsAwaaaay: serial_crusher: cman: The fact that this is going into the politics tab says a lot about our current political state

Which tab do you think would be more fitting for an article about people ditching a charity for political reasons?

How DARE the libs politicize our politicizing of breast cancer!

I am not the one who is politicizing this. But of course, since one can only be a democrat or a republican, that makes me a GOP guy. If only there was some third party that would be more closer to my political viewpoints


They don't have a douchebag party, sorry.
 
2012-05-20 05:53:58 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: serial_crusher: cman: The fact that this is going into the politics tab says a lot about our current political state

Which tab do you think would be more fitting for an article about people ditching a charity for political reasons?

How DARE the libs politicize our politicizing of breast cancer!


I like to refer to the GOP's perceived victimization due to their flagrant attacks on women's rights as the War on the War on Women.
 
2012-05-20 05:54:27 PM
You can buy their branded products for roughly half of what the normally colored versions cost these days
 
2012-05-20 05:54:55 PM

Notabunny: I wonder if the Detroit Free Press has thought about their freep.com address

An address like that could have an impact


What you did there....

I think Freep was always the nickname of the newspaper if I remember correctly from the other times this has been brought up and predates the website set up by some shutin wacko who lives in Fresno.
 
2012-05-20 06:00:24 PM

Mrtraveler01: Notabunny: I wonder if the Detroit Free Press has thought about their freep.com address

An address like that could have an impact

What you did there....

I think Freep was always the nickname of the newspaper if I remember correctly from the other times this has been brought up and predates the website set up by some shutin wacko who lives in Fresno.


Correct.

/Life long Detroiter.
 
2012-05-20 06:00:28 PM
Actually I don't think this is reaction to their politics. What seems to actually happened is the hoo-hah last year brought to light how Komen actually works. Which is, specifically, to pay their top execs upwards of $500K per year and allocate massive funding for money raising activities that pay the privileged friends-of-the-organization tons of money.

Yeah they do fund actual research and services but I think a lot of people started to realize that it looked a lot like a scam operation going on. And once they started lying their heads off about what they were doing a lot of otherwise sympathetic sources got turned off and lost confidence and trust.

In other words, multiple self inflicted wounds with a heaping side of arrogance.
 
2012-05-20 06:01:36 PM
Don't pick on him guys. He's just a Fark Independent who is very concerned about your politicizing the politicization of the organization.
 
2012-05-20 06:06:02 PM

rcf1105: They finally figured out that the winner of the race doesn't actually get the cure.


I laughed so hard I came.
 
2012-05-20 06:09:38 PM

cman: LouDobbsAwaaaay: serial_crusher: cman: The fact that this is going into the politics tab says a lot about our current political state

Which tab do you think would be more fitting for an article about people ditching a charity for political reasons?

How DARE the libs politicize our politicizing of breast cancer!

I am not the one who is politicizing this. But of course, since one can only be a democrat or a republican, that makes me a GOP guy. If only there was some third party that would be more closer to my political viewpoints


Actually, Komen politicized this. The backlash to Komen's politicizing made people in both sides of the political spectrum angry because Komen decided to hurt poor women for political gain. The response to Komen was immediate and huge. The fact that a major American charity could act that way is what speaks to the bad state of political discourse. The fact that Komen thought they were going to get away with is speaks toward their disdain and scorn of the American public.
 
2012-05-20 06:10:31 PM

cman: I am just another conservative idiot.

 
2012-05-20 06:11:30 PM
Maybe they should consider changing the color.
 
2012-05-20 06:12:14 PM

Hetfield: cman: I am just another conservative idiot.


Wow, you are one creative genius
 
2012-05-20 06:12:59 PM
Thank you.
 
2012-05-20 06:14:36 PM

HairBolus: Lord Schtupp: propasaurus: Because Komen is a money-making scam?

THIS.

No. Its because Komen is a money-making scam that also follows a right wing agenda.


I stand corrected.
 
2012-05-20 06:16:15 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: I like the people who are going to show up anyway... and use it as an opportunity to drive more donors to Planned Parenthood.

That's what you get for politicizing your money laundering, Komen for the Cure.


This.

Cancer sucks but so does Komen, for many MANY reasons before this whole Planned Parenthood thing. That mindset is what caused the PP thing in the first place, though (read: preventing/curing cancer, not *really* what we're about).

I'm sure there are awesome people in the organization who are trying their best to make a difference and who are taking a beating.

And I hope they find somewhere better with a truer sense of purpose.

/Been donating small amounts to PP for years, but they got a larger check this year
//helped me out when I needed BC on credit for a few months (not like it matters, but ovarian cysts so it wasn't as simple as "don't f--k for awhile"), helped out guy friends with cheap STD screenings, and it was the only place I could take a friend who needed Plan B on a Sunday before it was BTC... I could go on
///farm6.static.flickr.com
 
2012-05-20 06:18:07 PM
Gee, a charity that depends on hundreds of thousands of volunteers and generates six-figure salaries for its executives but returns a poor percentage of dollars raised to the cause. It makes more money selling its pink trademark and spends money on lawyers to defend the pink by suing people.
Fewer people volunteer, naturally.
See... I got that out without mentioning abortion, Planned Parenthood or the Republican party.
 
2012-05-20 06:24:56 PM
Two things of notes to the Politickers in here. Though they have little to do with this.

Chances of Mortality in both prostate and breast cancer are both about equal, yet Prostate recieves half the federal funding that breasts do. Mostly because of bullcrap marketing schemes such as Komen.

http://www.bookofodds.com/Health-Illness/Cancer/Articles/A0006-Breast - and-Prostate-Cancer-Odds

In addition, for some of our local Patent lovers, two genetic markers are available for earlier breast cancer detection, but are currently on lockdown. BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing (Read this as literally observing an on off state) are patented and testing for them is marked up at 3k (for a test that I could do for fifty bucks marginally. That's my time, plus resources.)
 
2012-05-20 06:26:37 PM
In Columbus, they had a giant heart set up at the State House advertising the Heartbeat Bill... anyone know Komen's position on the bill?
 
2012-05-20 06:30:47 PM

Kinek: Chances of Mortality in both prostate and breast cancer are both about equal, yet Prostate recieves half the federal funding that breasts do


Two tits or one asshole...what's so difficult about that math?
 
2012-05-20 06:37:15 PM

Kinek: Chances of Mortality in both prostate and breast cancer are both about equal, yet Prostate recieves half the federal funding that breasts do.


The American Cancer Society pegs 5-year relative survival at 99% for prostate, 89% for breast. Prostate cancer is more treatable today. But they should be throwing their money at lung and pancreatic cancers.
 
2012-05-20 06:37:30 PM
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R.I.P. Karmann Ghia
 
2012-05-20 06:41:05 PM
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/ I'm the first?
// Really??
 
2012-05-20 06:46:52 PM

JAYoung: Gee, a charity that depends on hundreds of thousands of volunteers and generates six-figure salaries for its executives but returns a poor percentage of dollars raised to the cause. It makes more money selling its pink trademark and spends money on lawyers to defend the pink by suing people.
Fewer people volunteer, naturally.
See... I got that out without mentioning abortion, Planned Parenthood or the Republican party.


No, you got there while ignoring abortion, PP and the Republican party.
 
2012-05-20 07:04:22 PM

Hetfield: cman: I am just another conservative idiot.


That point bears repeating.
 
2012-05-20 07:36:25 PM

jaytkay: [farm3.staticflickr.com image 400x373]

/ I'm the first?
// Really??


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