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Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:13 PM

If Komen ever gets their shit together and gets back into the work of supporting women's health...

Without all the politics and anti-choice promotion, is there a possibility that they could find their way back into your good graces?

Or is there no way that will ever happen?

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Reply If Komen ever gets their shit together and gets back into the work of supporting women's health... (Original post)
MrScorpio Feb 2012 OP
CurtEastPoint Feb 2012 #1
gateley Feb 2012 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2012 #3
truebrit71 Feb 2012 #4
justiceischeap Feb 2012 #5
crazylikafox Feb 2012 #6
yardwork Feb 2012 #7
madmom Feb 2012 #8
mrs_p Feb 2012 #9
w8liftinglady Feb 2012 #10
Lars39 Feb 2012 #11
randome Feb 2012 #12
Happyhippychick Feb 2012 #13
JustAnotherGen Feb 2012 #14
Spazito Feb 2012 #15
Laurian Feb 2012 #16
SomethingFishy Feb 2012 #17
REP Feb 2012 #18
rocktivity Feb 2012 #19
Aerows Feb 2012 #20
Ruby the Liberal Feb 2012 #21
monmouth Feb 2012 #22
Ecumenist Feb 2012 #23
Dawson Leery Feb 2012 #24
Ineeda Feb 2012 #25

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:14 PM

1. Nope. Not with those NASTY right-wint people in charge.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:14 PM

2. No. They showed their true colors. I could never trust them again. nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:15 PM

3. No, not just no way, but no fucking way, my dear MrScopio!

Trust is easily lost, and almost impossible to reclaim.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:15 PM

4. No and no.

Done and dusted. It took them less than 24 hours to destroy their brand and their mission...

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:15 PM

5. I think too much has been exposed about them

for them to get back into most people's good graces. They spend more money on administration costs than the actual charity they are supposed to be supporting. They defunded actual breast cancer research because it's stem cell based. Basically, they gave people the right to rip the mask off of them and they are finding lots of things supporters didn't know about.

I've never supported them and if I were tempted, this mess would surely get me back on track.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:16 PM

6. No way. With all the publicity I've found out far too much I don't like about this "charity".

I'll find another group that actually spends the money they collect on what they advertise.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:18 PM

7. No. It turns out that they never did a lot of good work. It was mostly a sham.

A small percentage of their donations goes to cancer research, and since November they've dropped all funding for any cancer research that involves stem cells, so they don't seem to be very interested in finding a cure.

They pay their executives very high salaries, and have generally very high administrative overhead.

Their founder, Nancy Brinker, turns out to be an extremist right-wing bushco supporter who hires other extremist right-wingers into leadership positions.

They encourage companies to "pinkwash" products and then lobby to protect those companies from environmental regulation, allowing them to continue polluting the environment which probably causes cancer.

They claim to offer cash assistance to women in need but nobody ever answers their phones.

They lie. A lot.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:18 PM

8. Nope..they showed their underbelly and it ain't purty.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:19 PM

9. Probably not

I just can't bring myself to support a RW organization. But, who knows, maybe they will have a "come to Jesus" moment and become a real non-profit that actually supports finding a cause and cure for breast cancer. I guess, never say never, and all that.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:21 PM

10. the fact that they are cutting funding for stem cell research is MUCH more profound ($ 12 million)

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Response to w8liftinglady (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:25 PM

11. I wonder if they didn't cut PP funds so that would go under the radar.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:28 PM

12. Komen needs to clean up their act.

But donations save lives so, yeah, we should not try to destroy them, just make them scared they ever tried this.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:45 PM

13. Absolutely not. I'm grateful they exposed their agenda, they can get $ from wingnuts.

Oh yeah, that's not gonna happen. Oh well, guess they're fucked!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:46 PM

14. MrScorpio

No way Jose . . . It's the deep dive - Karen Handel's lobbying work and her proactive disenfranchisement of minority voters in Georgia -

I judge organizations sometimes and well - people - by the company they keep. Ron Paul kept company with shady characters/organizations and I have no respect for him. In this case an organization kept company with a shady character and I now have no respect for the organization.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:51 PM

15. Nope...

From everything that is coming to light about SGK, the rightwing politics and their support for branding over actual research funding, the original decision to defund PP was just the tip of the iceberg, imo.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:52 PM

16. No

Simply no.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:56 PM

17. Komen is done.

What you will see is a name change. The name Komen is now ruined. I would say they would shut down but right wingers love those 6 figure paychecks they get from leeching off decent people.

In 6 months they will have changed the name. Watch and see.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 05:02 PM

18. I never did support their self-promotion of nothing but their own self-promotion

A lot of people are late to my party

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 05:10 PM

19. Nope -- I'm taking my "business" elsewhere.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 05:11 PM

20. No

They ruined themselves. Typical, arrogant right wingers. They ended up being their own worst enemy.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 05:12 PM

21. Not with what I know now about their finances

They kicked the lid off of some seriously ugly shit this week.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 05:12 PM

22. They're done, two years tops...n/t

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 05:24 PM

23. NOT A CHANCE! I wouldn't give them a dime or spit 2 inches for these creeps!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 05:32 PM

24. Their agenda has been exposed. Let them sink.

The next group that should be investigated is the Knights of Columbus. For all of their "good deeds", they are involved in promoting reactionary values, i.e anti-gay rights, anti-choice, anti-contraception, allowing medical institutions with religious affiliation to violate the hypocratic oath. The KOC invited George W. Bush to speak at their 2004 convention.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 05:40 PM

25. Can't put the genie back in the bottle.

No, they're out for me and any other former supporters I can convince. I've always been pro-planned parenthood and will now double down.

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