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Paint_It_Black
02-23-2006, 01:54 AM
I just received an email. It seems genuine and easy to help out so I thought I'd post it here:

It only takes a minute....
*Y*6*Y
Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on "donating a mammogram" for free (pink window in the middle).

This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

Mota Boy
02-23-2006, 02:14 AM
Yeah, it's real. They've been doing it for years - I'm surprised that other groups haven't capitalized upon the same idea... or at least haven't acheived the same degree of success with the program. Oh, and I'm so buying this. (https://shop.thebreastcancersite.com/store/item.do?siteId=224&itemId=28518&origin=57635)

Rocky-girl
02-23-2006, 02:20 AM
Very good idea! You're real! I like this thread most of all. Thank you.

Paint_It_Black
02-23-2006, 02:22 AM
"HOTFLASH The Menopause Game (R)

A lighthearted and informative board game honoring the "change of life" we'll all go through."

I can't wait till I get my menopause.

Lars
02-23-2006, 02:53 AM
I do this with the hunger site

www.thehungersite.com

Sunny
02-23-2006, 07:56 AM
the hunger site is my default page so i make sure i click on all of them (breast cancer, animal rescue, etc) daily.

but thanks for posting this. :)

Vera
02-23-2006, 09:20 AM
Ditto to what Sunny said, though I have it on my bookmarks that I check on a daily basis. Clickatchoo.

Tizzalicious
02-23-2006, 09:29 AM
I never heard of that, but I'll go click them both every day now :) That's pretty cool.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-23-2006, 10:45 AM
I thought I would reply from just looking at a glance of this page. I just look at Mota Boy's and Paint It Black's post and all I read were:

breast
site
it's real

TheUnholyNightbringer
02-23-2006, 10:46 AM
Very funny.

Temporary sticky.

Sin Studly
02-23-2006, 11:18 AM
I'm not clicking that shit. Fuck you.

Paint_It_Black
02-23-2006, 11:24 AM
Aww, Justin's trying to protect his reputation.

darko
02-23-2006, 11:24 AM
Cool idea.....i'll send it on

Sin Studly
02-23-2006, 11:25 AM
Aww, Justin's trying to protect his reputation.

My reputation means nothing compared to my self-respect.

Paint_It_Black
02-23-2006, 11:28 AM
You mean the two aren't intrinsically tied?

Rocky-girl
02-23-2006, 12:12 PM
Aww, Justin's trying to protect his reputation.
Don't think about it, he is rather selfish, lazy and cruel to click there.

HornyPope
02-23-2006, 12:40 PM
You'd think the sponsors would be wary of surfers merely clicking the ad for the click alone, but I suppose the positive publicity for sticking with a good cause makes up for the "abuse".

I clicked.

ruroken
02-23-2006, 02:41 PM
Don't think about it, he is rather selfish, lazy and cruel to click there.
Is that worse than just being lazy?

yay
02-23-2006, 03:18 PM
It's good to see you promoting a good cause PIB. Well done.

yay
02-23-2006, 03:21 PM
My reputation means nothing compared to my self-respect.What?? So by helping people with cancer without even getting off your chair is diminishing your self respect?

Twinkle
02-23-2006, 06:44 PM
This is awesome. I mean it, really awesome. I will bring these two websites up at my next Key Club meeting, which is tomorrow and see if I can get them to click daily.

All About Eve
02-23-2006, 06:46 PM
I haven't replied yet, but I'll pass it on if I can. Tiph, your school has a key club too? Mine does, but I have no idea what it is.

Paint_It_Black
02-23-2006, 06:47 PM
It's probably the only good forwarded email I've ever received.

Yay, stop trying to pick a fight with Justin. We don't need silly arguments in here.

Nicole
02-23-2006, 08:10 PM
I hadn't heard of these sites before but they seem like an excellent idea. Added to favourites.

coke_a_holic
02-23-2006, 08:15 PM
I haven't replied yet, but I'll pass it on if I can. Tiph, your school has a key club too? Mine does, but I have no idea what it is.
Same deal. Please explain what it is that they do other than play ping pong. I clicked.

wheelchairman
02-23-2006, 09:42 PM
I don't like charities. I prefer to give money to the homeless, like face to face. well I would except I hate gratitude. so I give it when it's possible for me to walk away quickly.

I clicked though.

Tizzalicious
02-23-2006, 10:33 PM
I don't like charities. I prefer to give money to the homeless, like face to face. well I would except I hate gratitude. so I give it when it's possible for me to walk away quickly.

I clicked though.

You are so predictable.

Rocky-girl
02-24-2006, 01:10 AM
Is that worse than just being lazy?
I think yes. But I think Justin will answer better that me.

Vera
02-24-2006, 01:11 AM
Giving money to the homeless might actually just make them spend it on alcohol and drugs. What's actually more advisable is giving them food or clothing. I read a book about India once where the author described his tendency to take the beggars to meals in street kitchens instead of giving them money and having it end up in the hands of international mafia.

Tizzalicious
02-24-2006, 01:41 AM
Totally true. I don;t like giving homeless peopem money, because usually I can smell the alcohol when they approach me. I do buy those magazines they sell sometimes though, they have to pay for them first, so I assume they aren't druggies, if they were they'd not spend their money on the papers, but on drugs right away.

Megs
02-24-2006, 10:21 AM
I used to collect the sort of rubber band things they had for breast cancer, as my grandma's had it once or twice, so it's important to me. i did have a "rare " one, but it broke.

Lars
02-24-2006, 10:49 AM
I've got some bands which have www.thehungersite.com written on them. Go Jonah Matranga/Gratitude. I thought it was a rather good idea.

wheelchairman
02-24-2006, 11:53 AM
Giving money to the homeless might actually just make them spend it on alcohol and drugs.
So fucking what?

I only give money out when I'm in the states because they can't help having no homes. In Denmark it's ridiculous, because the government provides every opportunity. I buy the homeless newspaper though.

Paint_It_Black
02-24-2006, 11:56 AM
I buy the homeless newspaper though.

If you take it home with you, does that technically mean it is no longer a homeless newspaper?

wheelchairman
02-24-2006, 12:00 PM
If you take it home with you, does that technically mean it is no longer a homeless newspaper?
No that just means it's a guest newspaper.

Iddy
02-24-2006, 05:42 PM
I clicked, Cancers a terrible thing.

It just seems strange to me that a company gives away free screening, depending on the number of hits they get... its seems all to 'eye for an eye' to me. Shouldn't they do their best to ensure free screening for all women despite the number of hits they get??

I know... naive

Anya82
02-24-2006, 06:00 PM
bookmarked too!

Betty
02-25-2006, 02:10 PM
I only give money to people on the street who are doing something to earn it. So playing music, drawing, that dude holding the door at McDonald's, etc. I don't really care what they spend it on - hell I spend way too much money on booze - but if they can make me smile by entertaining me on the street they deserve it.

I also donate to tons of charities... not very much to each mind you, but still. Probably like $100 - $150 a year.

Anyway, I'll bookmark that.

Sin Studly
02-27-2006, 01:46 AM
Once there was a bum offering to write your name on a grain of rice and make it into a little pendant for you in exchange for money.

I told him my name was Apostolous Aristopopoloustoledes.

Best $5 I ever spent.

Little_Miss_1565
02-27-2006, 08:20 AM
I told him my name was Apostolous Aristopopoloustoledes.

Best $5 I ever spent.

Now, bookmark theliteracysite.com and click on it every day to give the babies books so that bums of the future have the ability to write such things on rice, because they had plenty of access to books as a child.

Sin Studly
02-27-2006, 08:49 AM
Blow me, gooker trash.

Lithuanian Offspring
02-27-2006, 10:24 AM
I think you are suffering from deep-rooted childhood issues. Sorry, that is the best I could come up with.