These are a few more of my favorite peeves

Blue&White
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Re: These are a few more of my favorite peeves

Postby Blue&White » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:40 pm

sameoldlama wrote:Sad because a lot of very good people donate their time, effort and money to good causes and never seek - and unfortunately don't always get adequately recognized for their tangible contributions.


This is me in a nutshell. I give and I give and no one ever seems to care.

Seriously, I don't know why I bother.
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Carl Spackler
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Re: These are a few more of my favorite peeves

Postby Carl Spackler » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:54 am

Blue&White wrote:I never understood the purpose of those chains and asking you to repost something. Ok, I shared it - now what? Did a disease get cured? Was money raised? Did angles sing? What happened? It's the epitome of feel good/do nothing actions.

It's like these awareness campaigns. I promise, I'm aware of breast cancer. Can we stop the awareness campaign and funnel all the money into research for cures? That must be a huge industry where people are making a ton of money because there are a ton of "awareness" organizations. I am highly suspicious of all of them.

Right on brother!

When I read a decent request to repost a note with a shaming portion or threat to repost, I delete all reference to repost and then share it if it is worthy.

At the DMV I signed up for another 4 years of my license. When you pay you were asked if you want to donate a dollar to organ donation AWARENESS. I said no, the lady paused and gave me a look, I stood firm and signed the charge slip. How the H will donation to awareness of anything do any good? Who isn't already aware of Organ donation?

I threatened to coin my own awareness ribbon for sale. It will be black and will be for awareness of EVERYTHING thus removing all need for other ribbons. It will cost you three dollars to cover everything, cash is accepted.
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hbendle
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Re: These are a few more of my favorite peeves

Postby hbendle » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:34 am

I should program an ad-block plugin to filter out awareness shaming, whingy "repost if you're still my friend" calls for attention, and those infuriating hyperbole memes from either wing. I'd make a killing, join the top 1%, and rest on my laurels while thumbing my nose to the rest of you.

I need some cheap programming labor, though. Back to the politics thread for that...

Blue&White
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Re: These are a few more of my favorite peeves

Postby Blue&White » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:48 am

If you're looking for investors, let me know, because that sounds like a winning investment to me.

And, when the countries south of our boarder send us people, they are not sending their best .... programmers. You'll need to outsource that to India or Eastern Europe.
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Re: These are a few more of my favorite peeves

Postby psu_dad » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:32 am

I'd make a killing, join the top 1%, and rest on my laurels while thumbing my nose to the rest of you.

How do you know we're not in the top 1% already? For all you know, I just came from the stable after my morning ride. And I've heard that Mark pays B&W mid-6-figures to monitor this board.

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tempe
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Re: These are a few more of my favorite peeves

Postby tempe » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:14 pm

I want to get the MGB painted. Do you think it's bad to start a "Go Fund Me" page?

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Re: These are a few more of my favorite peeves

Postby Crowbar » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:23 am

hbendle wrote:I should program an ad-block plugin to filter out awareness shaming, whingy "repost if you're still my friend" calls for attention, and those infuriating hyperbole memes from either wing. I'd make a killing, join the top 1%, and rest on my laurels while thumbing my nose to the rest of you.


I am completely on board with this.
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