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mechanical_vandal

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active Sep 2014

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    I have some pretty hefty Velcro at work, wonder if I should make done modifications...

    Traffic wardens up ere dont seem so fussed by bikes right enough.

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    Why would you/they cover the licence plate?

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    Because when you're in control of something as potentially deadly as a motor car, not being completely in control represents negligence not accident.

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    I'm on livestrong.com

    Yes, you posted in the correct thread.

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    The animal testing is completely not shocking given the nature of the disease.

    Doesn't need to be shocking for me to want nothing to do with it.

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    I bet many of the people flooding my fb feed haven't even looked at what the ALS actually do (research ennit? For like, leprosy or something? durrgh).

    Research indeed, involving, as I understand it, some pretty grim animal testing. Another reason I'm not going to be chucking ice water over my head anytime soon.

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    and surely it's the people who are being challenged but choosing not to pour a bucket of fucking ice over themselves in fit of narcissistic, self-felating attention-whoring, thereby consenting to donating the full-whack, who are far more worthy of praise?

    I maybe don't understand the entire thing properly.

    I thought you donated, however much you saw fit, and did the ice water thing to 'prove' you'd donated.

    What you've said, along with some stuff I gleaned from a few of the videos I've watched suggests you do the ice water instead of donating or in lieu of a larger donation?

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    I just thought it was rather amusing that someone would look down on people publicly giving to charity then publicly stating they give to charity!

    I dunno, for me its partly the whole £3 thing that everyone seems to be doing. Especially when some people that I know that have done it spent more than that buying bags of ice from the supermarket. It seems - to me - to be very "look at me, I gave to charity, I'm saving the world" and I don't see a one off £3 donation as so horrendously noble that it needs shouting about on the internet.

    I get the whole getting more people to do it thing but I don't see 'charity coz its fashionable' as a positive thing. I also know people who donate silently and whose donations equate to quite a lot of people donating £3 publicly and who do so on a monthly basis, not a one off coz it's fashionable basis.

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    Just seen this take on the ice bucket situation:

    "This is not intending to offend anyone, but I am not tipping a bucket of ice over my head in order that myself and someone else may donate £3. Instead I would prefer to donate a more significant sum silently to a charity that is closer to me. Sorry to disappoint the people that nominated me, x"

    If you can't see the irony in that statement my dear then there is truly no hope for you.

    If you think that shaming people into making charitable donations is a positive thing there's no hope for you.

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    I have 2 pairs of DA 7600s on JIS bbs and they look a lot better than that.

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