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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   The other shoe finally dropped at the Susan G Kormen foundation   (startribune.com) divider line 142
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2012-08-08 11:05:41 PM  
Hopefully their new president will focus more on the breast cancer research and less on the politics.

/still no hope for getting rid of all the pink ribbon crap
 
2012-08-08 11:14:57 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Hopefully their new president will focus more on the breast cancer research and less on the politics.

/still no hope for getting rid of all the pink ribbon crap


I'm sure the #1 goal will still be to sue anyone using pink to promote their advocacy. Or advocate their promotion. Whatever.
 
2012-08-08 11:27:18 PM  

Elandriel: The My Little Pony Killer: Hopefully their new president will focus more on the breast cancer research and less on the politics.

/still no hope for getting rid of all the pink ribbon crap

I'm sure the #1 goal will still be to sue anyone using pink to promote their advocacy. Or advocate their promotion. Whatever.


When this whole kerfluffle started, I remember it being said that it's already been established in courts that Koemen doesn't have exclusive copyrights to the pink ribbon. It can be used for any breast cancer charity.
 
2012-08-08 11:31:28 PM  
I'd be hard-pressed to think of a more disasterous PR mistake any company has made since what, New Coke?
 
2012-08-08 11:57:25 PM  
Hopefully the new guard will not politicize women's access to healthcare.
 
2012-08-09 12:00:47 AM  
Keep your focus on the boobies and not the uterus.
 
2012-08-09 12:10:33 AM  

Confabulat: I'd be hard-pressed to think of a more disasterous PR mistake any company has made since what, New Coke?


I think the plan Blizzard had to force all WoW players to use their real name was fairly epic. They managed to piss off 10 million people.
 
2012-08-09 12:12:48 AM  
Meh. Damage already done. I'd rather give my donations directly to Planned Parenthood or one of the other breast cancer awareness charities.
 
2012-08-09 12:17:11 AM  

mamoru: Meh. Damage already done. I'd rather give my donations directly to Planned Parenthood or one of the other breast cancer awareness charities.


Yeah, this. Part of my charitable giving goes to a local foundation that does breast cancer awareness and screening. Komen can kiss my lily-white.
 
2012-08-09 12:17:32 AM  

quickdraw: Confabulat: I'd be hard-pressed to think of a more disasterous PR mistake any company has made since what, New Coke?

I think the plan Blizzard had to force all WoW players to use their real name was fairly epic. They managed to piss off 10 million people.


Ha I didn't even know they did that. That must have thwarted half-a-million female mages.
 
2012-08-09 12:32:30 AM  
That foundation has already gone tit up.
 
2012-08-09 12:41:07 AM  
So, the deck chairs are in their final position then?
 
2012-08-09 12:49:55 AM  

NowhereMon: So, the deck chairs are in their final position then?


yeah, basically.

these folks were idiots. for whatever reason, their president decided to listen to the fundies and cut funding to planned parenthood. WTF man? PP was probably the best way for them to get funding to poor and disadvantaged women in need of cancer screenings. but no, they just HAD to follow the lead of pro-life idiots and put themselves smack into the middle of a fight they didn't need.
 
2012-08-09 01:00:17 AM  
SGK was never about cancer research. It is and always has been a money-making scheme. It's primary purpose is enriching its top execs. I see nothing in this announcement that changes any of that.
fark them.

And they stole the pink ribbon.
 
2012-08-09 01:01:56 AM  

Confabulat: I'd be hard-pressed to think of a more disasterous PR mistake any company has made since what, New Coke?


And it wasn't intended as any sort of a PR campaign, either. They instituted a new policy that prohibits donations to any organization under investigation, a bunch of anti-abortion idiots/legislators in Florida filed for an unnecessary investigation of PP, and Komen immediately cut their funding. It was calculated, dumb, obvious, and 100% political.

FTFA: "32 years after my promise to my sister to end breast cancer, I want now to focus on Susan G. Komen's global mission"

Well you dumb b*tch, you broke that promise to your sister the moment you cut funding to an organization that provided breast cancer screenings for your own selfish, political reasons, didn't you?
 
2012-08-09 01:05:24 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Hopefully their new president will focus more on the breast cancer research and less on the politics.

/still no hope for getting rid of all the pink ribbon crap


Because killing babies in the womb is a way to prevent them from ever getting breast cancer....
 
2012-08-09 01:19:51 AM  
I've said it before, I'll say it again:

I happily paid to murder my own child in a woman's womb about 20 years ago.

Best decision of my life. That biatch was psycho and I was too drunk to handle raising a child. What good what I have accomplished by letting it live?

I've had regrets in my time, but killing my unborn child is not one of them.
 
2012-08-09 01:32:04 AM  

Confabulat: I'd be hard-pressed to think of a more disasterous PR mistake any company has made since what, New Coke?


Qwickster.
 
2012-08-09 01:32:04 AM  
Apparently, Komen has been directed by the most powerful organization in the USA to fix their management problems.

www.zetataualpha.org
 
2012-08-09 01:33:39 AM  
I submitted this with a better headline.

"Komen loses another boob"

/yeah, I went there
 
2012-08-09 01:34:32 AM  
Nip it in the bud.

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-09 01:34:47 AM  

Confabulat: I've said it before, I'll say it again:

I happily paid to murder my own child in a woman's womb about 20 years ago.

Best decision of my life. That biatch was psycho and I was too drunk to handle raising a child. What good what I have accomplished by letting it live?

I've had regrets in my time, but killing my unborn child is not one of them.


What about missing out on some delicious baby jerky?
http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/HowTo:Cook_Children
 
2012-08-09 01:35:04 AM  

Confabulat: I'd be hard-pressed to think of a more disasterous PR mistake any company has made since what, New Coke?


Chrysler taking a private plane to the bailout conference was pretty bad. Considering they subsequently went Chapter 7...
 
2012-08-09 01:35:20 AM  
FTA: Komen restored the funding after a three-day firestorm, but it didn't quell the criticism. At least five other high-ranking executives also have resigned, and organizers of many Race for the Cure events saw their participation numbers drop.

All of the above but especially the last just gave me a nice warm fuzzy feeling.
 
2012-08-09 01:36:01 AM  
Here's the part that matters:

In response to questions Wednesday about the controversy, Komen spokeswoman Andrea Rader said "I think Liz (Thompson) made clear in her statement that we feel that we've moved past that."

Oh, so they've moved past that, have they? No regrets. The names on the letterhead might be different but nothing is really changing.
 
2012-08-09 01:36:02 AM  
Yea, the problem here is that in the wake of this disaster of a decision, all kinds of other nasty little facts about Komen came to light, and anyone that actually cares about women's healthcare found out about all kinds of fun things- stuff like their continual refusal to fund or acknowledge research that explores environmental causes that could cause or contribute to breast cancer. They're so focused on their partnerships with major corporations that they actively work to kill off any research that could reflect badly on the products distributed by said corporate overlords.
 
2012-08-09 01:37:06 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Hopefully their new president will focus more on the breast cancer research and less on the politics.

/still no hope for getting rid of all the pink ribbon crap


You know, if PP had been found guilty of something illegal, that'd be one thing. But yeah, agreed. That was a dumb move that they likely thought would make a supposedly increasingly far-right country happy, and it backfired.
 
2012-08-09 01:37:19 AM  
About farking time. Was this a 'wait until everything dies down before I leave' or 'the ship is sinking so it's time for me to bolt anyway?'

Either way, the farking cow that cut Planned Parenthood doesn't deserve another job. She's just another Republican mental patient trying to limit her own rights because she's afraid God will hate her if she doesn't destroy her life with spurious and unneeded legislation. What a farking tool.
 
2012-08-09 01:38:47 AM  

lohphat: I submitted this with a better headline.

"Komen loses another boob"

/yeah, I went there


That's really awful, but headline of the year worthy, but really awful.
 
2012-08-09 01:41:49 AM  

Guntram Shatterhand: She's just another Republican mental patient trying to limit her own rights because she's afraid God will hate her if she doesn't destroy her life with spurious and unneeded legislation.


What's fun is she knows damn well she's not destroying her own life or the life of anyone close to her. They can all afford private healthcare, plus wealthy white women have always been able to obtain abortions, even when they were illegal. Just a matter of finding a doctor who will take a lot of money and keep his or her mouth shut.

Making abortion totally inaccessible hurts poor women. The same women that also live in the only wealthy nation to not require paid maternity leave for employees and doesn't have national health care.

Basically, these people really don't give two shiats about any woman who can't make major contributions to the Republican party.
 
2012-08-09 01:42:18 AM  
Let that be a lesson to you, don't even THINK about not paying your protection money to Planned Parenthood.
 
2012-08-09 01:43:41 AM  

Ambivalence: Elandriel: The My Little Pony Killer: Hopefully their new president will focus more on the breast cancer research and less on the politics.

/still no hope for getting rid of all the pink ribbon crap

I'm sure the #1 goal will still be to sue anyone using pink to promote their advocacy. Or advocate their promotion. Whatever.

When this whole kerfluffle started, I remember it being said that it's already been established in courts that Koemen doesn't have exclusive copyrights to the pink ribbon. It can be used for any breast cancer charity.


They have sued other charities in the past for using *anything* for the the cure or for a cure. As if they own the words for and cure in regartds to fundraisinig.

For this reason, my wife and I no longer support this organization. If they spend their money and time focusing on research instead of suing other productive charities it would be different.
 
2012-08-09 01:43:50 AM  
Wow, that seems like a lot of fallout for a bad, but not necessarily disaterous decision to duck some fundie outrage.

They seem to mostly do good work, and restored the funding. People have forgiven the Red Cross for charging soldiers for medical supplies in WWII.
 
2012-08-09 01:44:02 AM  
So it turns out parking my windowless "Free Mamograms & Candy" van outside the Planned Parenthood office wasn't such a cunning plan after all.
 
2012-08-09 01:44:43 AM  
NFL pink month is ACS, not Komen
 
2012-08-09 01:46:35 AM  

Elandriel: The My Little Pony Killer: Hopefully their new president will focus more on the breast cancer research and less on the politics.

/still no hope for getting rid of all the pink ribbon crap

I'm sure the #1 goal will still be to sue anyone using pink to promote their advocacy. Or advocate their promotion. Whatever.


Agreed. When one charity starts suing other charities over bullshiat like variations on their motto then I think their priorities have gone awry.
 
2012-08-09 01:47:53 AM  
Which color is reserved for colon cancer?
 
2012-08-09 01:55:28 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, this. Part of my charitable giving goes to a local foundation that does breast cancer awareness and screening. Komen can kiss my lily-white.


Feel free to donate to your local Planned Parenthood too, who (at least where I'm located) still does that sort of thing regardless of available funding. At least in my case, they're getting a good chunk of the money I'm saving this year since my health insurer has to treat my non-contraception-prescribed birth control the same as any other medication. Considering they gave me BC on credit when I was broke as hell for several months, I just consider it long overdue interest.

randomjsa: Let that be a lesson to you, don't even THINK about not paying your protection money to Planned Parenthood.


Oh yes, that's totally it. You've seen through the ruse! Congraduf--kinglations!

Or maybe if you claim to be anti-women-cancer, you could not cut funds to the group that's on the front lines in screening women who would ordinarily fall through the cracks and never be screened in the first place. Mayhaps!
 
2012-08-09 01:57:18 AM  

lohphat: Which color is reserved for colon cancer?


I know you're trying to make a funny with that tired joke, but in reality it's blue.
 
2012-08-09 01:57:36 AM  

randomjsa: Let that be a lesson to you, don't even THINK about not paying your protection money to Planned Parenthood.


Not a problem for religious fruitcakes who are used to paying "soul protection money" to a church, I suppose.
 
2012-08-09 01:59:05 AM  

propasaurus: SGK was never about cancer research. It is and always has been a money-making scheme. It's primary purpose is enriching its top execs. I see nothing in this announcement that changes any of that.
fark them.

And they stole the pink ribbon.


Wondering if you saw Pink Ribbon Inc. too. Any time one of my friends or family members sends some pink ribbon bullshiat on facebook, they get that lecture from me.

The cashiers at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, Safeway, etc. just looooooove me.

Some companies are better than others regarding this stuff, but 99% of the time they're in it for themselves, to build a warm fuzzy feeling for their brand. They don't give much, but are happy to take. Now that I clearly see things this way, I've been pretty vocal about what I think of places that uses peoples' traumas to further their bottom line.

If you want to donate to something, do your homework and find an organisation that does authentic research for cures (not just expensive drugs that need to be taken long term that "sort of" help), one that collaborates with other organisations like it, and doesn't have have a ridiculous overhead.
 
2012-08-09 01:59:14 AM  

cptjeff: lohphat: Which color is reserved for colon cancer?

I know you're trying to make a funny with that tired joke, but in reality it's blue.


Like the waffles?
 
2012-08-09 01:59:24 AM  
Oh, and if farkers need a good charity to support, I like these gals.
 
2012-08-09 02:00:59 AM  

lohphat: Which color is reserved for colon cancer?


www.justmar.net

/Blue is an alternate color, and seems a tad more popular.
 
2012-08-09 02:02:14 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: randomjsa: Let that be a lesson to you, don't even THINK about not paying your protection money to Planned Parenthood.

Not a problem for religious fruitcakes who are used to paying "soul protection money" to a church, I suppose.


When you don't tithe, God doesn't squawk to the press.
 
2012-08-09 02:02:22 AM  
i483.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-09 02:03:18 AM  

Confabulat: I've said it before, I'll say it again:

I happily paid to murder my own child in a woman's womb about 20 years ago.

Best decision of my life. That biatch was psycho and I was too drunk to handle raising a child. What good what I have accomplished by letting it live?

I've had regrets in my time, but killing my unborn child is not one of them.


You paid to end something that couldn't exist outside of its mother's womb at the time. That's all.

I haven't had an abortion (I'm quite paranoid about using *multiple* BC methods) but if I do have a kid, it's going to be an adoption. There's enough people in this world, and enough who need homes as it is.

If I do get knocked up, it's a statistical effing anomaly, because I've done the math as far as effective % of the multiple forms of BC the SO and I use. Maybe I'll keep it (my friend who was told outright by two different doctors that she was barren ended up having a kid two years ago), but if I notice early enough, probably not.

There are too many kids in this world who need a home. I don't need to bring another one in if I don't have to. While the whole "letting my genetics/name live on via my direct offspring" idea is tempting, I'm not going to flatter myself *that* much to think that I'm that important.
 
2012-08-09 02:04:42 AM  

The Why Not Guy: Oh, so they've moved past that, have they? No regrets. The names on the letterhead might be different but nothing is really changing.


Reminds me of a friend's boyfriend who was very gung-ho about invading Iraq. He went on about how Arabs aren't human, everybody over their except the Israelis are liars, there are tons of WMDs and questioned the patriotism and manhood of anyone opposed to the invasion. When the war was a disaster, he took the same "I've moved past that" tone and refused to talk about it or even acknowledge his previous support. He was like a child who got bored with a new toy and set it aside. It amazes me how many people think they can part of creating a disaster and then just walk away and expect everyone to pretend nothing happened.

Sadly, I doubt we've seen the last of Karen Handel. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if she made another run for governor in Georgia and ended up winning now that she's proven her loyalty to the cause.
 
2012-08-09 02:04:58 AM  

propasaurus: SGK was never about cancer research. It is and always has been a money-making scheme. It's primary purpose is enriching its top execs. I see nothing in this announcement that changes any of that.
fark them.



Yeah, pretty much. It's sad that websites and databases were created so that people can donate to charities where the money is spent more on the charity's "cause" than profit.

Anyway...
Cancer can't be cured by corporations, it will have to be a rogue team not interested in money that does it.
 
2012-08-09 02:05:35 AM  

cptjeff: lohphat: Which color is reserved for colon cancer?

I know you're trying to make a funny with that tired joke, but in reality it's blue.


I don't know if it is just a case of internet misinformation getting passed around, but most of "ribbon color" websites also list brown as a valid color.
 
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