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Unread post by zarakand » Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:26 am

BuzZz wrote:I just seen where the Canadian Government is releasing a coin with a breast cancer ribbon(in color, yippie) minted into it. Just to show how friggin' much they(we?) care. My tax dollars at work? Not bloody likely.

Just put some dam money into research and find a cure!!!! Now there's a novel idea. To novel for the politicians, I'm sure.

Keep the bleeding heart, lovey-dovey B.S. to yourselves and actually do something effective instead of yammering on about how much 'we care'....

What a waste of..... well everything, really.... :frusty:


LoL you think that's bad...Chicago is opening up a new EL line that ties parts of the south side with the loop, guess what this one's color is? Pink to help raise awareness...yeesh. :roll: I'm all for increasing taxes to pay for education and reform in education so we can have "smarter" citiziens to help find cures, but I don't think these efforts work as well long term.
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Unread post by Shiv » Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:48 pm

Just put some dam money into research and find a cure!!!!


It'll never happen. As we all know, they don't want a cure.

There's no money in teh cure. It's a one time thing. If you can keep the person coming back for multiple prescriptions and chemotherapy and x-rays etc and so forth then you got money. If you cure them, you lose all that.

There's no money in the cure. Only the treatment.

Oh and the marketting of those little ribbons.
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Unread post by BuzZz » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:25 am

I fear you are all too correct, Shiv....
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Unread post by Wizzard » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:15 am

Guess what ? I sport one a dem pink ribbons on the front of the Magic Bus for the simple reason that my wife was cured of not one , but two types of cancer . Unfortunately they did not have the colored ribbons for her type of cancer . It , in my opinion , is simply a matter of raising awareness . Nothing more and nothing less .
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Unread post by Mintbread » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:23 am

Prostate cancer kills as many men as breast cancer kills women. But do you see pretty ribbons etc for them? Of course not. Womens health is infinitely more marketable than mens.

Secondly, survival rates for breast cancer are very high these days as opposed to other forms of cancer (I have lost my cousin and grandmother to non-Hodgkins lymphoma, my grandfather to lung cancer and my wife has lost her mother and grandmother to ovarian cancer).

Breast cancer "awareness" must rake in the $ so why stop now?
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Unread post by zarakand » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:56 am

Mintbread wrote:Prostate cancer kills as many men as breast cancer kills women. But do you see pretty ribbons etc for them? Of course not. Womens health is infinitely more marketable than mens.

Secondly, survival rates for breast cancer are very high these days as opposed to other forms of cancer (I have lost my cousin and grandmother to non-Hodgkins lymphoma, my grandfather to lung cancer and my wife has lost her mother and grandmother to ovarian cancer).

Breast cancer "awareness" must rake in the $ so why stop now?


I think one of the big problems we have on going on these assumptions is the lack of financial statements to really break down where the money goes. I'm sure they're a matter of public record.
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Unread post by BigChickenStrips » Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:15 am

support has more then one meaning, which is to say, that it is possible that they offer moral support and hope the troops will make it home safely, which is also a form of support, rather then doing something like donating money.



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Unread post by Kal » Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:32 am

Mintbread wrote:Prostate cancer kills as many men as breast cancer kills women. But do you see pretty ribbons etc for them? Of course not. Womens health is infinitely more marketable than mens.

Secondly, survival rates for breast cancer are very high these days as opposed to other forms of cancer (I have lost my cousin and grandmother to non-Hodgkins lymphoma, my grandfather to lung cancer and my wife has lost her mother and grandmother to ovarian cancer).

Breast cancer "awareness" must rake in the $ so why stop now?


You don't hear about it much, but men get breast cancer too...
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Unread post by BigChickenStrips » Mon Apr 17, 2006 3:52 pm

but no one has love for the man-boobies so it doesnt make the news.
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Unread post by BuzZz » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:00 pm

HandsomeRyan wrote:but no one has love for the man-boobies so it doesnt make the news.


Unless they are your own man-boobies. :wink:

I once heard that the rate of breast cancer in men is higher than in women, but I have no idea if that's true or not.
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Unread post by Z (fka Sweet Tooth) » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:29 pm

The ribbon magnets dont really bother me, you know what I really can't stand, those family member stickers for the back window! You know there is a Dad, Mom, three little kids, a fish, a dog and a cat... :roll:

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Unread post by CNF2002 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:30 pm

I dont like those pink ribbons either. They do have blue ribbons for prostate cancer (a local grocery store sold them - pins not magnets) and I supported them each time, but alas it was only for a brief period. I have never, ever heard anything anywhere else for raising awareness of prostate cancer since.

Its a shame. Breast cancer survival rates are pretty good, and we spend more money on breast cancer research than any other cancer. Some companies have HUGE advertisements for this, selling shirts, underwear, trinkets, etc...anything with a pink ribbon on it. My guess is, someone is getting rich off selling these items (donating 'portions' of profits is always such a joke - and if you read their fine print they usually cap the limit of THAT too :roll: ).

I like the support our troops ribbons, really (but for gosh sake, please buy it more than once theres nothing more offensive than a Support Our Troops ribbon thats so faded you cant even read it anymore). It at least serves as a reminder to everyone else that our troops are over there. Im sure most of us barely think about it anymore.
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Unread post by roxygrl » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:44 pm

I just have to say something on this subject. I am a military wife. Most of my friends are either still active, or their spouses are. We all had support the troops magnetic ribbons on our vehicles. It was our way of reminding others that our loved ones who are brutally underpaid and underappreciated were out there, serving OUR country, keeping us all "free." People forget, especially when senseless wars drag on and on, therefore, I will continue to display my ribbon. I will continue to support our troops. I will continue to volunteer at the local base and work with young military families and try in every way to rally support even if it offends some of you that I have a magnetic ribbon on each one of my vehicles.

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Unread post by KingRobb » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:16 pm

CNF2002 wrote:I dont like those pink ribbons either. They do have blue ribbons for prostate cancer (a local grocery store sold them - pins not magnets) and I supported them each time, but alas it was only for a brief period. I have never, ever heard anything anywhere else for raising awareness of prostate cancer since.
Odd, I would think that ribbon would be brown. Sorry couldnt resist.
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Unread post by dr_bar » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:57 am

I'm proud to have a "I Support Our Troops" ribbon on the back of my Jimmy. My brother is in the Air Force, but it looks like his son may be posted to Afghanistan soon and whether or not there is a financial committment I still support his safe return...

As to Prostate cancer, blues2cruise and I just finished a fund raising ride, (The West Coast Ride To Live) for Prostate Cancer research and education, last weekend... There is also a walk/run for Prostate cancer on Father's Day. Then there's the "Under Wear Affair" a parade for awareness of all the below the belt cancers, male and female...
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Unread post by Gummiente » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:08 pm

As a retired soldier who served during the 80's and 90's when the military was at its peak (or trough, really) of contempt as viewed by the general public, I for one am happy to finally see some support and recognition for out troops. I personally have no issues with ribbon magnets on vehicles, be they in support of the troops, breast cancer or whatever.

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EDIT: BTW, did anyone notice the OP posted this thread back in 2006?
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Unread post by NorthernPete » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:03 am

yeah, I support zombie threads....
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Unread post by Wrider » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:20 pm

Do zombie threads nom on the active threads' brains?
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Unread post by NorthernPete » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:26 am

Ohhh, good question....research must be done......to garner finacial support, Im getting magnet ribbons made.
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Unread post by Gummiente » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:39 am

NorthernPete wrote:Ohhh, good question....research must be done......to garner finacial support, Im getting magnet ribbons made.
I'll take a couple.
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