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I got a letter from St. Jude Children's Hospital on Friday. They sent me a gift of personalized name tags that I could put on letters to be mailed. It would have been a nice gift except they got my name wrong. They put my last name as my first name, my first name as my last name and called me Mr., since my last name is a man's name. I'd send money but I'm broke and I don't think I'd like to do business with people who can't get my name right. That's one of my pet peeves.
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That can be really annoying, moochaMoocha.
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Anyone sending me "Gifts" will not receive ONE RED CENT from me. Those "Gifts" Cost MONEY, and that money could have been better used to help those who are supposed to benefit from that charity. Keychains are converted into Christmas Tree Ornaments, Labels are used on the Bills I Pay, Pads of Paper and Pens are put away until needed. Nickles and Dimes are placed in my Christmas Jar along with the "Golden Dollars" I get from the Car Dealers, these will be used to purchase the HESS Trucks i give to needy kids at Christmastime. Thanks Suckers! LOL
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Originally posted by Moochamoocha Moochamoocha wrote:

I got a letter from St. Jude Children's Hospital on Friday. They sent me a gift of personalized name tags that I could put on letters to be mailed. It would have been a nice gift except they got my name wrong. They put my last name as my first name, my first name as my last name and called me Mr., since my last name is a man's name. I'd send money but I'm broke and I don't think I'd like to do business with people who can't get my name right. That's one of my pet peeves.
 
Did you ever send them any donations, or did anyone send them a donation in your name?  My experience is that I only get those return address labels from organizations I've donated to.  I get 'em from the Diabetes Foundation, my alma mater, and some other places.  I've got enough to last me a few lifetimes.  They're very convenient.
 
 
 
 
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I see a lot of this crap on tv.  All of these ads are the same.  They show some child, animal, or sick person in pathetic circumstances and it's all one big guilt trip from there.

Well, the solution is to have systems in place to deal with these problems in the first place.   I already pay taxes and pay my own expenses.   I shouldn't be donating my money on top of my expenses and taxes that I already have paid to solve problems.

So no, I don't donate money to these causes and I don't feel guilty about that.  These advertisers can take their guilt trip and shove it where the sun don't shine.
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Originally posted by mrjim mrjim wrote:

I see a lot of this crap on tv.  All of these ads are the same.  They show some child, animal, or sick person in pathetic circumstances and it's all one big guilt trip from there.

Well, the solution is to have systems in place to deal with these problems in the first place.   I already pay taxes and pay my own expenses.   I shouldn't be donating my money on top of my expenses and taxes that I already have paid to solve problems.

So no, I don't donate money to these causes and I don't feel guilty about that.  These advertisers can take their guilt trip and shove it where the sun don't shine.
 
St. Jude's is a private organization.  So is the SPCA.  They don't get taxpayer money.  And both are NPOs.  The Humane Society might be a different story. 
 
Anyway, do research.  Some organizations get taxpayer money; some don't.  I don't think you'd be too pleased with your paycheck if every such group in the US got taxpayer funding.  At least this way, you have some say as to where your money goes.
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Cherry_Carver Cherry_Carver wrote:

I agree.  Why should we be subjected to weepy, slobbering images of dying children?  If someone else is stupid enough to send money to St. Jude, great, but leave the rest of us alone.

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

I REFUSE TO SUPPORT OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN.


It's not my problem if they're autistic, have cleft palates, require diapers or special medication, if they are starving, or if they have cancer.  People who cannot financially support children should be forcibly prevented from having ANY, either by law or by medical means.  Fertility drugs ought to be BANNED.  Women are producing litters of children they can't afford to raise, so they turn to charity, welfare or reality television.  The world is so overpopulated and polluted now that the climate is changing literally by the day.  The disasters we've already seen are nothing compared to what's coming.  China has the right idea: one child per household.  The rest get terminated. 

If I've offended anybody, I don't care.  Enough is enough.       


You're right. It's not your problem.

There are many families who can "support their children" until something catastrophic and unexpected happens. There are individuals who "earned every dime I've spent and made of myself everything I am" until something catastrophic, unearned, unexpected, and expensive happens.

Heaven forbid one would be faced with such a situation and surrounded by only those who realize it's not their problem.
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Originally posted by Mommacita Mommacita wrote:

Yeah, Bill Maher is just such a hoot  Wacko  Note number 4:
http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-bizarre-outbursts-by-celebrities-you-thought-were-sane/



I never paid much attention to Bill once I realized he was rabid. But I didn't realize he wasn't just a rabid anti-conservative, anti-Christian, but instead, he's a rabid misanthrope and equal opportunity offender.

I think I'll continue to ignore him just the same.
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by belc0011 belc0011 wrote:

And Thor, as a conservative it really bothers me that you are acting as though the conservative ideals are that you take care of your own and stop burdening me.
 
 
Funny... sounds exactly like every conservative I've ever heard.  
 
Originally posted by belc0011 belc0011 wrote:

Conservatives are supposed to be PRO-charity organizations.  The concept is that the government is terrible at determining who is legitimately in need of assistance, and who is just leaching/mooching because they don't feel like working or pulling their weight.  Charity organizations do a fantastic job of this.
  
 
Baloney. They do OK as long as the economy is is doing well. When the economy goes south & unemployment rises... IOW, exactly the times when they are needed the most... donations to charities go down & they are able to do less. Hence the reason for governmet involvemenmt. The government has the resources & the stability to ALWAYS have assistance available.
 
Originally posted by belc0011 belc0011 wrote:

So, rather than be in favor of high taxes so the government can take your money and give it to some free-loader claiming disability for some bogus reason, conservatives support private charities who do a much better job of screening individuals who are asking for assistance.
 
More nonsense. Typical of the conservative mentality, you automatically assume that everyone who recieves govt. assistance is a freeloader just because you hate taxes. And BTW, it's a very small percentage of your tax doillar that goes to welfare.  
 
Originally posted by belc0011 belc0011 wrote:

Acting like others who have fallen on hard times isn't your problem is NOT a conservative ideal.
 
That is THE conservative ideal. It is the NUMERO UNO conservative ideal.

Originally posted by belc0011 belc0011 wrote:

Not looking to get in a political debate with ANYONE, just wanted to point that out. 
 
Too late for that. You posted the screed, you planted the seed.
 
I just made that up.
 

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Excuse me, but ---- rhubarb. Please don't speak for me.  Other conservatives here have already stated they give to charity, as do I, and we have stated our feelings, which you wish to supplant with your own pre-conceived ideas of what a conservative thinks. We've spoken by word and deed and it is rude to continue to promote the lie that we don't care.

With all due respect, I don't mean to start a kerfuffle, but I really dislike it when people put words in my mouth in their presumption.

"The government has the resources & the stability to ALWAYS have assistance available." Seriously?? Better talk to California, New York, Illinois and about a dozen others about that. We've had human services cut in half in Illinois because Illinois can't afford them, and the feds can't bail us out.
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Originally posted by Cherry_Carver Cherry_Carver wrote:

I have received some very nice PMs since December.  I appreciate the support from these correspondents.  I am dying, and I have asked my husband and family not to financially support my medical treatments because they cannot afford to. 

Perhaps that news will satisfy some of you who hate me.  I don't care.  Once you have seen a photograph of your own breasts lying on a table, you will understand how I feel.  The surgeon who showed me that picture made me want to blow my brains out.  That image, that operation, and the aftermath--wearing tubes connected to plastic bags that collected my blood--are memories that are burned indelibly in my brain.


I am very sorry to hear this, Cherry. Very sorry. Here is a link to some places which offer some financial assistance - http://www.cancercare.org/publications/62-sources_of_financial_assistance (hope this isn't against the rules) You're in my prayers.
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renatae...I agree with your points.  Unfortunately, this thread goes back to 2011, and some of the people you're talking with, haven't been here since last year. 
 
 
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Wow.  Somehow, people have managed to make donating money to cancer kids a political issue.  Real classy.  

Forgive me if I am repeating things others have already said, as I realize that this is a pretty old thread, but generally speaking, I think that any potential reason one could give for being opposed to this commercial is pretty damn petty.  So, let me get this straight.  Even though this commercial likely results in increased and much needed funding for the treatment of children with cancer, it shouldn't be on the air because it makes you feel personally uncomfortable to see sick children.  Hey, I'm sure those kids feel awful for you, and agree with you that their treatment should come in a distant second on the list of our collective priorities to the protection of your apparent inability/unwillingness to simply change the channel.  I mean really, the audacity of those ugly brats to show their faces on TV, FORCING you to press a button.  What an outrage. 

Seriously, there is cynical, and then there is CYNICAL.  Some of you need a freaking reality check.  And just to clarify, by "you", I mean, anyone who whatever I'm saying might apply to.  If it doesn't, then I'm not referring to you. 
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^  There was really only one person here who seemed to be saying it shouldn't be on the air, and she hasn't posted in a long time.  Besides, I'll give her a pass.  She stated she was dying of cancer, so who knows?  Maybe the images of dying kids angered her and reminded her of her own reality.
 
Others who dislike it, seem to mainly dislike it because it's depressing.  They didn't say it shouldn't be aired.  I feel that way about the SPCA ads.  It's not that I think animals are more worthy than kids, but kids have a stronger support network that includes family, hospitals, access to meds, etc.  The animals are out on their own.  Thus,I find those commercials more upsetting.  Still, I'm not against them.  They serve as a good reminder, even if I have to change the channel when they come on.
 
There's a difference between being opposed to a commercial, and being upset by it.  As far as I can tell, there was only that one person who was opposed to this one.
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

 
renatae...I agree with your points.  Unfortunately, this thread goes back to 2011, and some of the people you're talking with, haven't been here since last year. 
 
 


Thanks! I realized that after I posted, but some things are worth saying, or repeating, anyway! :)
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Watching nothing but the news yesterday, I noticed a lot of sick children commercials.  In the space of a few minutes, I saw one for Siemens (little girl gets a CT Scan), Massachusetts Mutual (little boy comes home after 118 days in hospital) and another one (I forget---maybe the Leukemia Foundation?).
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

 

^  There was really only one person here who seemed to be saying it shouldn't be on the air, and she hasn't posted in a long time.  Besides, I'll give her a pass.  She stated she was dying of cancer, so who knows?  Maybe the images of dying kids angered her and reminded her of her own reality.

 

Others who dislike it, seem to mainly dislike it because it's depressing.  They didn't say it shouldn't be aired.  I feel that way about the SPCA ads.  It's not that I think animals are more worthy than kids, but kids have a stronger support network that includes family, hospitals, access to meds, etc.  The animals are out on their own.  Thus,I find those commercials more upsetting.  Still, I'm not against them.  They serve as a good reminder, even if I have to change the channel when they come on.

 

There's a difference between being opposed to a commercial, and being upset by it.  As far as I can tell, there was only that one person who was opposed to this one.

 

 


This ad was the reason I found this site. That said, my issue isn't with the children in the commercial--after all, it is a commercial about a children's cancer hospital, so clips of kids with cancer should be expected...it's that damn SONG! They went over the 'lets yank on the heart strings' line when they added that heinous caterwauling. The ad would have been effective enough with say, a voice over, but no...we get overly dramatic moaning and wailing. I can't get to the mute button fast enough.
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st judes is terrible when they try to make you feel bad about sick kids. Thier new commercial says those kids are not as lucky as mine. How do they know that? My kids died before they even had a chance and alot of other kids already died too. That is the most insensitive statement ever. They need to apoligize!
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Originally posted by Cherry_Carver Cherry_Carver wrote:

[QUOTE=belc0011]  
I look forward to dying, because I will not witness the end of the world due to human overpopulation and climate change.  Hope that gives everybody who whined about my post a nice, warm, fuzzy feeling inside! Thumbs Up



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Can we kill this thread already!?

It been beaten to death, resurrected for no good reason, and beat again.

It needs to die!

One good thing about TV-you could always turn it off
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I hate that commercial, and agree totally. The thing with me is, I hate children but do not hate animals, so the one with humans makes me upset and mad. The one with the animals makes me sad and want to help. And I agree 100%, people should stop having kids, especially if they haven't got the means to care for them. People should be force sterilized if they keep breeding, have no money, and no skills to do anything else. Limit those who can to one child. Just do not kill the females and not the makes, like in China. Rather either gender is fine, but only one. I thank whoever tiles this universe every day, that I cannot have children, because I never wanted one and refuse to buy into the BS that ask women live them, I am a woman, 40 yrs old, who can't stand them. I think I will someday donate to animal charities, however, if I get the money, because they are so superior to the human race in my opinion.
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where do you bitter harpies come from? good luck with all your cats. 
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Some of the women on this thread come across as mean. At least two women on this thread have said, "It's not my problem if other people's children are sick.I don't even like children." Wow just wow. I honestly at first thought these were male posters and was flabbergasted to learn they are women.
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by Synesthesia Synesthesia wrote:



Also, I think Sanger was stupid enough to agree with Eugenics...
 
I don't think it was about "stupid".  I think there was a very "progressive" attitude at the time that believed certain people to be inferior and less worthy of life.  The emerging theories of evolution played a part in this.  I really think they believed their intentions to be righteous.  I really think they believed that they themselves were the superior and enlightened ones.  Not much different today, really.
Planned Parenthood's concept is spot on however, Sanger was part of that elitist globilist Illuminati that espoused WASPS breed but all other minorities should be limited in their having babies. Today, in this country with the New Morality too many women are dropping babies out of wedlock. Fine and dandy if you can give 150% to your offspring. However many of these young folks that drop kids are not married and like to get it on with anyting that has a pulse. The pro-lifers don't care as long as that fetus drops as a baby. Heaven forbid should they have to support those unwanted kids.
 
St. Judes serves a purpose for kids who got the sh*t end of the stick with Cancer and have poor to middle class parents. The elites would rather bring in Syrian refugees and illegals but abandon those in need here in the states. They are rich enough where they don't have to live next door to a hovel made for 4 that houses 27 illegals and Third World Refugees. (Syria).
 
But back to the commercial it's a buzzkill and I can't stand the hipster girl moaning croaking voice.
 
 
 
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The pro-lifers might be naïve enough to think that people should be responsible for their own kids, when such people are constantly told otherwise).
 
(Hey, look!  Somehow my computer put a "diaresis" over the i in naïve.  Nice word, that "diaresis".  LOL)
 
 
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I actually like them a lot better, Than the trash they show on TV & Yes......Commercials.......Ermm
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