chairmenmeow47: i've never understood how walking cures anything.
NkThrasher: You mean to say that when a charitable organization centered around curing X decides to oppose group Y who is part of preventing X because of reasons unrelated to the preventing of X and unrelated to general problems with Y, people will pull their support?Say it ain't so./didn't donate to Komen this year for this very reason//probably wont for a long time
JonZoidberg: They are in the same league as MADD - completely divorced from their original mission
Wessoman: So, just another American 501c rewriting their mission statement and becoming meaningless.
Wessoman: JonZoidberg: They are in the same league as MADD - completely divorced from their original missionYep. Komen has shifted from cancer research to hyperconservatism. Just like MADD went from getting people to take cabs to being nothing short of Neoprohibitionists who advocate illegal search and seizure, or how the Tea Party went from lowering taxes to being a Christian Fundamentalist movement, or how Peta went from speaking out against animal cruelty to pushing an insane, sexist and Anti-science agenda.So, just another American 501c rewriting their mission statement and becoming meaningless.
MyRandomName: Liberals attacking breast cancer research because of politics. Nobody lays a finger on PP funding or the lady breasts get it.Planned parenthood gets plenty of funding even sans komen. Why liberals attack komen for removing funding is beyond insane. Politcs above all!
MyRandomName: Planned parenthood gets plenty of funding even sans komen. Why liberals attack komen for removing funding is beyond insane.
Langdon Alger: Fertilizer plants explding, tornadoes, buildings collapsing and hurricane season is coming up---wallets are getting thin----but save the ta tas!
balki1867: Sadly, it's fairly common for otherwise normal organizations to get taken over by zealots who are completely divorced (or barely in touch) from the original mission.They don't even have to be political/ideological organizations like MADD, the Tea Party or PETA. Just look at your local HOA.
StopLurkListen: How'z that culture war working out for you?
Mock26: chairmenmeow47: i've never understood how walking cures anything.Because you have to collect a minimum of $2,300 in donations to walk.
squirrelflavoredyogurt: MyRandomName: Liberals attacking breast cancer research because of politics. Nobody lays a finger on PP funding or the lady breasts get it.Planned parenthood gets plenty of funding even sans komen. Why liberals attack komen for removing funding is beyond insane. Politcs above all!It was those politics that caused Komen to pull the funding to begin with, but the response politics are beyond insane? Just like it's beyond insane to shoot back when someone's shooting at you right?
Mike Chewbacca: Participants must raise at least $2,300 to walk 60 miles over three days, and due to the amount of money that must be raised, 60 percent of participants only take part in the event once, Komen spokeswoman Andrea Rader said.FAIL
TheShavingofOccam123: Shoot. There's not even an Internet reference to "melon line".Farm workers would line up next to a truck in a field of watermelons. The picker would toss the watermelon to the next guy, he would toss it to the next guy in line. Eventually the guy on the other end of the melon line would catch the melon and heave up to a guy in the back of the truck. Repeat endlessly.
WhippingBoy: I think part of the problem is that "women's issues" have become over saturated and support for them in general is on the wane. No one cares anymore.
gimmegimme: Holy shiat. I didn't know that. So if 20% goes to actual research, why not just avoid the hassle and donate $460 to actual research or give it to someone who has breast cancer?
one-in-the-chamber: it's just a scam to make the rubes feel good about themselves, and the carnies rich.
StupidFly: I've always wondered why fund raising towards breast cancer seems to drastically outweigh other cancers.I get it, I like boobs as much as the next man; we know the treatment though. Cut them ladies off.
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