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09-18-2014 02:33 PM
Cheyanna I just want to point out that the challenge is a chain letter on social media for a good cause. It reminded me of when I was a kid and got a letter that says mail $1 to person on top of list and if I don't something bad would happen.

I am glad that $ is raised for ALS, but as to awareness, I already knew about it. How can you not? I don't think I am more aware than the average bear.
09-18-2014 08:11 AM
huntergreen well gator, i participated in the ice bucket thing for als. as for cures? look through history, antibiotics, childhood diseases eradicated, lazer surgery, robotic surgery certain cancers are cured if caught early. the difference in medicine now and 30 years ago is asstounding.
09-03-2014 11:36 PM
Originally Posted by llombardo View Post
Thought I would shard this one...

Fudge the Dog - Ice Bucket Challenge - YouTube
09-03-2014 08:10 PM
llombardo Thought I would shard this one...

Fudge the Dog - Ice Bucket Challenge - YouTube
09-03-2014 11:00 AM
misslesleedavis1 Pam Anderson refused it bc they test on animals. Uggghhh well all the silicone and botox wasn't?
I read a post from a women who claimed all that money should go to dogs.
Enough is enough.
09-03-2014 10:50 AM
blackshep Here's why you shouldn't involve animals in ice bucket challenges. lol

09-02-2014 01:17 PM
valb Well I'm not ticked off or upset really. Just feel more along
the lines of Mike Rowe I guess.

I know you can't do everything about everything, but I
think back to the story of the guy walking on the beach
throwing starfish back in the water, he "made a difference to
that one" and that's all I try to do. If I pipe up and say
something, maybe somehow, somewhere, it makes someone
THINK and I'm good with that.
09-02-2014 11:31 AM
middleofnowhere ValB - I'm in the west and well aware of drought conditions. Never lived in CA but lived in SW WY - not quite death valley dry but genrally 12 inches of precip a year was a really wet year.
One ice bucket of water - it's a far cry from watering your yard or washing your car or taking the long shower I do almost every day.
Get upset with me for bathing my horse before I ride. That uses a lot more water. Probably the equivalent of a couple hundred ice bucket challenges this summer. But it would have to be piped from OR to CA -- which perhaps is a plan CA has. -- Ah yes water issues in the west ARE a hot topic -- which starts to verge on politics so I'd best drop it now.
Anyway, I'm glad that it had a tremendous fund raising success (the ALS thing, not CAs water delimma) - I'm sure many causes would love to have a spontaneous campaign that brought in that much money.
09-02-2014 07:54 AM
blackshep I kind of share Mike Rowe's view of it.

I know someone who died from ALS and it's a horrible, horrible disease. However, there are relatively few people who are afflicted by this disease and I think there are more urgent causes to donate to, so it's not one I support (I donate $75 a month to charities I support)

At the end of the day, it's raised awareness and a ton of money for ALS, which is a good thing, but I have a finite amount of money I have available to donate to charities and this isn't one of them.
09-02-2014 12:22 AM
Originally Posted by Liesje View Post
I'm sorry but complaining about the ice bucket challenge because it's wasting water doesn't have much merit to me unless said people are saving every scrap of food and crumb and serving it to those who are hungry, using bikes or public transportation to go absolutely everywhere, etc, etc. Seriously? I could see people being wasteful almost every second of every day if I were looking to point it out.

We had to go out and buy a bag of ice for our challenge since my refrigerator is literally as old as I am and thus does not produce and store ice for on-demand.
When I lived next door to where I am now, I had to fill a gallon jug of water one night and give the dog 1/2 of it. The next night he got the other 1/2 -- that night I could wash the two days' dishes. In the morning I got on flush and a shower where I stepped in, turned the water on enough to get damp, turn it off, soap up and shampoo up, and then rinse. 1 flush at night. That well SUCKED!!!

Where I am now (next door), I only run out of water if my hose breaks and runs all day, or the pipes freeze. Or maybe if the kids leave the toilet running. I can wash dishes and shower on the same day that I hose out kennels and fill all the water buckets. In fact, I don't think about it much.

If I lived in an area where there was a regular drought conditions and it was like my first place, than people throwing water all over themselves in that drought area would probably tick me off. Living in NE Ohio, where we get drenched more days than not, I could not possibly have a cow about it. After all, the water goes somewhere when it hits the ground. For those of us on wells, the ice-bucket challenge would just mean borrowing a little water, and paying it back pretty much instantaneously.
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