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  1. Default ALS ice bucket challenge.


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    Ok so some people at my church and my house did the als, ice bucket challenge and I was wondering if anyone here has done it, and if someone is about to do it if you want feel, free to nominate me.
    A true aquarist knows what it feels like to step on a sharp piece of gravel
    do as I say, not as I do- William
    Sandy hook, need lest we forget- steeler58
    I think if someone thinks clownfish are called nemos they should banned from keeping sw tank.

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    Nope! Don't intend to. It's run it's course and the ALS foundation now has to step back and do some good hard thinking on how to use all that cash effectively. by now they must have about 50 times the funds that they'd expected to have.

    There's plenty of other good cause out there and, as blunt as it may seem, I think this guy did have a point.



    If I had more of a following on facebook I'd start the next thing, faceplant in jello for cancer research or something.

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    for the thing in your signature about saandy hook, i was in elementary during that time. - aquariumlover10 Thanks for the bucks!! - SeaLady No Message - RiversGirl New fishys - SeaLady Congrats on 7,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 
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    If you've ever had anybody close to you that has been afflicted with this, you would understand what a worthy cause it is, I don't think there will ever be "to much money" to do the research for this illness or Cancer.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
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    A friend's neighbor succumbed to ALS, it was just awful.
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  5. #5

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    Well..

    1. That goes for pretty much any debilitating disease. No, not ALS but I've seen CF, HIV related things and enough cancer. Worn my good suit a lot more often to funerals than to weddings.
    2. It's stopped being about the disease for a lot of people weeks ago. It's now attention seeking more than it is donating money.
    3. I took the trouble to read the accountancy statements and annual reports for several of the biggest charities in this country. I'd rather donate my money to a foundation that puts it to good use than one that simply puts it away. With charities that suddenly find themseelves with a lot more money than normal you typically see that they either put it away or start spending irresponsibly. The latter is becoming more rare fortunately but putting the money raised to effective use will take time.

    Of course this is just my opinion. There is an interesting ethical question there, one I struggle with every year. How to distribute my good causes budget so that it does the most good.
    Last edited by talldutchie; 09-04-2014 at 07:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Well..

    1. That goes for pretty much any debilitating disease. No, not ALS but I've seen CF, HIV related things and enough cancer. Worn my good suit a lot more often to funerals than to weddings.
    2. It's stopped being about the disease for a lot of people weeks ago. It's now attention seeking more than it is donating money.
    3. I took the trouble to read the accountancy statements and annual reports for several of the biggest charities in this country. I'd rather donate my money to a foundation that puts it to good use than one that simply puts it away. With charities that suddenly find themseelves with a lot more money than normal you typically see that they either put it away or start spending irresponsibly. The latter is becoming more rare fortunately but putting the money raised to effective use will take time.

    Of course this is just my opinion. There is an interesting ethical question there, one I struggle with every year. How to distribute my good causes budget so that it does the most good.
    a lot of celebrites did the ice bucket challenge and donated money because they wanted too.(please don't start drama on my thread I don't want it to be closed) and again if anyone wants to nominate me they can.
    A true aquarist knows what it feels like to step on a sharp piece of gravel
    do as I say, not as I do- William
    Sandy hook, need lest we forget- steeler58
    I think if someone thinks clownfish are called nemos they should banned from keeping sw tank.

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    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Congrats on 30th anniversary, Lee - SeaLady the Bleeding blue makes an appearance at last! - RiversGirl And one for you for as well. :) - Compass T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    To new fishies and gambling addictions! lol - Compass Good to see your still at it. - Strider199 Happy 2 year anniversary! - Slaphppy7 Congratualtions on 2 years at the AC.  We are all better for it! - fishmommie Happy 2nd anniversary. to Many more - SeaLady 
    for the thing in your signature about saandy hook, i was in elementary during that time. - aquariumlover10 Thanks for the bucks!! - SeaLady No Message - RiversGirl New fishys - SeaLady Congrats on 7,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 
    Children with Disabilities - Parkinson's Disease - VACTERL - Young Onset Parkinson's Association - steeler1 Childhood Cancer - steeler1 Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquariumlover10 View Post
    a lot of celebrites did the ice bucket challenge and donated money because they wanted too.(please don't start drama on my thread I don't want it to be closed) and again if anyone wants to nominate me they can.
    Your wiser than your years , and I will nominate you .
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

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    your doing the challenge? thank you.
    A true aquarist knows what it feels like to step on a sharp piece of gravel
    do as I say, not as I do- William
    Sandy hook, need lest we forget- steeler58
    I think if someone thinks clownfish are called nemos they should banned from keeping sw tank.

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    Would allow us to see a few faces which is rare enough.

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    Thx. Have another on me! - pRED Enjoy the 4th brother :-) - Taurus Bleeding blues! - RiversGirl TGIF and here's to the bleeding blues Lee. - Taurus This one's on me.... - Slaphppy7 
    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Congrats on 30th anniversary, Lee - SeaLady the Bleeding blue makes an appearance at last! - RiversGirl And one for you for as well. :) - Compass T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    To new fishies and gambling addictions! lol - Compass Good to see your still at it. - Strider199 Happy 2 year anniversary! - Slaphppy7 Congratualtions on 2 years at the AC.  We are all better for it! - fishmommie Happy 2nd anniversary. to Many more - SeaLady 
    for the thing in your signature about saandy hook, i was in elementary during that time. - aquariumlover10 Thanks for the bucks!! - SeaLady No Message - RiversGirl New fishys - SeaLady Congrats on 7,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 
    Children with Disabilities - Parkinson's Disease - VACTERL - Young Onset Parkinson's Association - steeler1 Childhood Cancer - steeler1 Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 
    Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - steeler1 Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquariumlover10 View Post
    your doing the challenge? thank you.
    I've already done it twice, I thought I was nominating you?
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

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