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    ALS challenge

    Have you seen it on FB? Your local news?
    People challenging others to dump a bucket of ice water on them to bring awareness to ALS.

    So I ask myself; what is ALS?

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

    That is sad...very sad; you would not be happy if you could not move.
    So I think this ice water dumping and the challenges may be a good "wake up" call to the disease. But what then?

    It is about raising money $$$$ to help those in need and research but I have to wonder if those being dosed are sending any money but just into the popularity of it? I mean, if you really want to make a difference then do so and sends some $$$.

    But it must be working as the ALS Foundation has reported receiving over $53,000 in contributions.

    Anyone keeping up with this?

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    Re: ALS challenge

    That could explain some of the weird video postings I've seen one one of my "Clan's" FB, from a simple bucket of Ice Water to one of a Cement Truck emptying a load of ice water onto him (not the clan member - at least, I don't think. It's only through FB that I found how big our small Clan has become, and I've no idea who most of them are).

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    Re: ALS challenge

    Yes, all of our Jockeys are entering Into the spirit of this.

    Yesterday, our champion jumps jockey, the demi god that Is AP McCoy had his turn...

    I messaged him on Facebook offering to towel him down but I've had no reply

    Tony McCoy Ice Bucket Challenge - YouTube

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    Re: ALS challenge

    Although this doesn't seem to be ALS, it's the same sort of thing.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=793183904039813

    (I was expecting that to embed)

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    Re: ALS challenge

    At least It's more dignified than the C'ock In a sock awareness they did for testicular cancer.

    Going on to Facebook was daunting, seeing the revolting neighbour's husband stark naked with his c.ock In a sock... enough to put a girl off her fish and chips.

    Mind you, I was pleasently surprised one night when the Jockey Dominic Fox did the same... Let's just say he wasn't last In the queue when God handed out tackle.... what cracked me up was he also put a sock on his Labrador's penis also.

    I messaged him also

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    Those must be some neighbours you've got there. On one side the Lesbians with a Turkey Baster child, and the other some sort of exhibitionist.

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    Re: ALS challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    Those must be some neighbours you've got there. On one side the Lesbians with a Turkey Baster child, and the other some sort of exhibitionist.
    You're right there.... have I told you about the others?

    Dirty Dereck, Weird Paul, Her with the hair, Him with the Moustache, The Muppet family, Old Mrs Bagcrumble and Muslim Boyz from the hood, The don't freak, we're Sikh family.... I could go on

    And In case you're wondering... I'm th Nazi

    The resients committee meetings are a blast !!!

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    Re: ALS challenge

    You're a TV Sitcom waiting to happen.

    Incidentally, have you ever seen Citizen Khan? My Moslem friends find it hilarious, yet the PC Whites reckon it should be banned for being racist. Go figure.

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    Re: ALS challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    You're a TV Sitcom waiting to happen.

    Incidentally, have you ever seen Citizen Khan? My Moslem friends find it hilarious, yet the PC Whites reckon it should be banned for being racist. Go figure.
    I watched two episodes... an hour of my life I'll never get back !!!!

    It was absolutely appalling.

    Typical sterotyping of Muslims at It's worst.

    I went on the school run one morning after the first episode with my Muslim driver and he was hopping mad at It. He found It deeply Insulting.

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    Re: ALS challenge

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    I am so tired of this bucket challenge

    Did you see where the Firemen up in their bucket to spray people down below as the bucket challenge?

    It didn't go well - the firemen in the bucket got caught up in electrical wire and were electrocuted.

    If one wants to donate funds to a cause why don't they just send the funds and leave it at that..

    This bucket challenge is old.

    Patsy

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