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(Jezebel)   The NFL would like to thank you for supporting Breast Cancer awareness by purchasing a Wilson Official Pink Football for $129.99. We will happily donate a portion of that to charity *writes check for $6.49*   (jezebel.com) divider line 116
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2012-10-11 08:26:24 PM  
As sick at it is (because I know it is all bullshiat,) I, get more tail in October because I wear the pins and shiatt than I do there rest of the year.
 
2012-10-11 08:50:31 PM  
This thread makes my pants feel tight. I loves me a good cancer thread.

/wait what?
 
2012-10-11 08:51:59 PM  
(Sigh!) Just another of the seemingly endless ways those with major bucks find to swindle those with fewer bucks out of their hard earned cash, legally.

You need to check up on charities before donating to them because some actually keep 80% of the money for 'operating costs'. There's a website somewhere that displays all of that type of information for you on the major charities, but I don't recall the name.

Just remember, these billionaire owners of sports teams did not get rich by making their money in an open, honest and fair way. People that do that are called peons and make up the middle and lower classes.

Kind of like serfs centuries ago.
 
2012-10-11 08:59:58 PM  

bmr68: http://www.charitynavigator.org/


I had posted that link about 11 comments before yours. But most people don't read every comment and referral to that site bears repeating.
 
2012-10-11 09:09:26 PM  

MAYORBOB: bmr68: http://www.charitynavigator.org/

I had posted that link about 11 comments before yours. But most people don't read every comment and referral to that site bears repeating.


Great site to check out charities
 
2012-10-11 09:40:50 PM  
I'd rather support the NFL than the Susan G Komen foundation at this point.
 
2012-10-11 10:45:37 PM  

MAYORBOB: Newsflash -- giving to a nationally, well-known entity as a charity donation to help cure anything is going to be a disappointment to anyone who understands math. When you give to a charity, especially a charity proclaiming they're dedicated to a CURE FOR SOMETHING OR OTHER, you ought to expect to feel good that your money is being pumped into some sort of productive research or vaccination program. But how can you be sure that the charity in question isn't funneling the money into the pockets of overpaid administrators or being spent at a clip of $50 in expense to every $100 raised?

If you want to be clear about just who you're giving to and want to be secure in the knowledge most of the money is actually being put to the use you intended,this is a good place to start for some of the answers. That link will take you to numerous links rating and ranking charities on transparency, effectiveness, efficiency, fund raising costs, financial shenanigans, etc.


On that line of thinking, once you vote in the United States, how can you be sure your vote counted?

Is it logged anywhere? No. Do straw polls match results? No. Are they rigged? Well, you can figure that out by now.
 
2012-10-11 10:46:15 PM  

99.998er: Call me cynical if you wish, but perhaps, just perhaps a major pharmaceutical company like Zeneca which manufactures Nolvadex (the world's leading breast cancer drug) has a dog in this fight. They are the same manufacturer of Agent Orange, DDT, and many other cancer inducing chemicals. See? It is win-win! Genius! Cause cancer, cure cancer and make trillions of dollars along the way.

Now if only the NFL could get Ben Roethlisberger to be the spokesman for Pink, all the planets would align.


This is a bit nitpicky, but they (Zeneca, DOW, whomever) only called it agent orange before they figured out how to remove the dioxin impurities from the finished product. Now it's called 2-4 D and is found in virtually every general purpose lawn weed killer available. Maybe it still causes cancer, but it's not Agent Orange without dioxins.
 
2012-10-12 12:32:36 AM  

Frank N Stein: I still want Taco Bell to release a pink taco.


They'll when cervical cancer becomes trendy
 
2012-10-12 12:52:25 AM  
Since the first time I saw it I've suspected the NFL could do faaaaar more good for cancer research by taking all the money they spend outfitting all their teams and sideline people and fields with pink crap every year and instead giving it directly to the ACS. After reading this article I finally understand why they do what they do. And unfortunately the only surprising part about is that I didn't come to this conclusion myself, cynical as I am.

But in my defense I'm completely clueless about the NFL marketing machine, since even if I won the lottery I'd never be stupid enough to blow a couple hundred bucks just to get an "officially licensed" jersey or any other crap.
 
2012-10-12 12:55:28 AM  

ultraholland: Frank N Stein: I still want Taco Bell to release a pink taco.

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Release the pink taco!



You HAVE heard of xhamster.com, have you not???
 
2012-10-12 01:05:05 AM  
Good, maybe they'll stop doing it. Hate the pink shiat.
 
2012-10-12 01:27:05 AM  

SearchN: Still undecided if this is a boobies thread or not.



Well, you could lump it in with the testicles thread.
 
2012-10-12 01:49:47 AM  

Running Wild: 99.998er: Call me cynical if you wish, but perhaps, just perhaps a major pharmaceutical company like Zeneca which manufactures Nolvadex (the world's leading breast cancer drug) has a dog in this fight. They are the same manufacturer of Agent Orange, DDT, and many other cancer inducing chemicals. See? It is win-win! Genius! Cause cancer, cure cancer and make trillions of dollars along the way.

Now if only the NFL could get Ben Roethlisberger to be the spokesman for Pink, all the planets would align.

This is a bit nitpicky, but they (Zeneca, DOW, whomever) only called it agent orange before they figured out how to remove the dioxin impurities from the finished product. Now it's called 2-4 D and is found in virtually every general purpose lawn weed killer available. Maybe it still causes cancer, but it's not Agent Orange without dioxins.


Thanks for the info, Running. However, I seriously doubt the execs at Zeneca were/are too terribly concerned about carcinogens exposed to us. After all, it is there job to help protect us. They have the ball. Pharmaceuticals own congress. Manufacture cancer causing agents, then manufacture cancer medications. It is Mitt perfect!
 
2012-10-12 05:05:17 AM  
I'm really tired of the whole pink campaign, and my mother died from breast cancer.
 
2012-10-12 05:41:37 AM  

elchupacabra: Yeah, the good old "Celebrity Immunity" problem. I'm more thinking along the lines of "Football breeds misogyny among viewers and should not be seen by anyone", but that doesn't help their case either, does it?


I dunno... I don't think most people, even women, think that football actually breeds misogyny. I know plenty of women who are very much on the lookout for any such stuff and they're not seeing it. Also, they really love watching football.

The actual misogyny problem is internal to the NFL, not external. To be fair, though, it's probably true for every professional sport, from the MLB to the NBA to the NHL,even. I don't know whether there is a solution to most of our professional athletes being men, but I do hope that eventually our male professional athletes can be convinced not to treat women like garbage.
 
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