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Dissy

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And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« on: 15 Feb 2008, 14:14 »

This story brought a tear to me eye.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/02/13/iraq.wheelchairs/index.html?eref=ib_topstories










No political debates in this thread.  I don't care if you are for or against being in Iraq. 
« Last Edit: 17 Feb 2008, 08:25 by Dissy »
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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #1 on: 15 Feb 2008, 14:32 »

Awesome. A few years back, my uncle had a wheelchair donated to a kid in Bosnia in my name, through a program like this one.
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Wait so you're letting something that happened 10 years ago ruin your quality of life? What are you, America? :psyduck:

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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #2 on: 15 Feb 2008, 14:48 »

There's an old guy in Nepal with a wheelchair donated in my name:)
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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #3 on: 15 Feb 2008, 14:49 »

o/


(my wheelchair will get more use than yours)
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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #4 on: 15 Feb 2008, 14:50 »

\0

(Probably, I can't see one being terribly good on hilly/rocky terrain)
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Denn Du Bist, Was Du Isst   (you are what you eat)
also, related to burning stuff: a friend threw up on a hot water heater once, the vomit steam burned her face. awesome!

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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #5 on: 15 Feb 2008, 14:53 »

(plus the old guy will probably die before the kid, though I suppose they could take his wheelchair and give it to someone else..)
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Wait so you're letting something that happened 10 years ago ruin your quality of life? What are you, America? :psyduck:

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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #6 on: 15 Feb 2008, 16:21 »

Hey guys.

Guess why there's a lack of basic medical technology in Iraq.

Next post: I'll tell you how many children died unnecessarily in Iraq during UN sanctions.
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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #7 on: 15 Feb 2008, 19:36 »

Hmm, considering Dissy wanted this to be a cheerful thread and at least most of us know, how about we don't go there, ok?

As for more feel good stories, I'm very glad that Amenah Al-Bayati has recovered. Her and her mother will be returning to Iraq though, so I hope they and the rest of their family stay safe until this whole mess is over.
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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #8 on: 15 Feb 2008, 19:49 »

Lets all pat ourselves on the back and congratulate ourselves on a job well done. Or we could do the right thing, obey the forum rules and not discuss politics.
This is an inherantly political topic and I suspect mods won't be keen on some of us getting up in arms about it.
So, take it to Aurostion or Quiki and we can discuss it there.
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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #9 on: 16 Feb 2008, 00:24 »

We're not all members of the quiki or Aurostion, nor do we all have the time to split between multiple forums. Nobody has really gone out of their way to start a topic on political debate here, they just sort of happened, and they happened in a very civilised manner with people on both sides of the fence presenting their opinions in a sensible and non-inflammatory fashion.

Don't you know, the first result I got for a google search of the term "good news" was about cutting the risk of cancer through a simple daily exercise.
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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #10 on: 16 Feb 2008, 00:46 »

DSW

That's Do Some Wanks for the unenlightened.
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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #11 on: 16 Feb 2008, 01:04 »

I already did today but I still feel like talkin' politics.

What does that mean?
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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #12 on: 16 Feb 2008, 03:00 »

I refuse to participate in transparent and unimaginative attempts to spread glurgey happiness that feed off human misery we ourselves (as a civilisation) have created. Especially when someone tells me no politics. Sorry, but that is a dismal attitude, to quote a greater man than myself.
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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #13 on: 17 Feb 2008, 07:43 »

I'll click any thread I want to shitcock.
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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #14 on: 17 Feb 2008, 08:27 »

Touché.

No, really, j'ai touché ta mère last night.
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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #15 on: 18 Feb 2008, 00:20 »

If this does not bring a smile to your face, nothing will:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/incharacter/2008/02/cookie_monster_comes_to_npr.html

this made my morning.

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COWABUNGA!

cookie monster will always be my favorite.
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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #16 on: 18 Feb 2008, 00:32 »

Mai, I feel like this is the time for me to tell you that in some circles, I am known as Cookie Monster.

Seriously
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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #17 on: 18 Feb 2008, 01:09 »

The Cookie monster is against affirmative action and supports war with Iran.

THE COOKIE MONSTERS POLITICS ARE HELLA SCARY.
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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #18 on: 18 Feb 2008, 11:13 »

And the only thing he won't eat is sardine icecream! Cookie Monster would be less welcome in Berkeley than the Marines.
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Re: And now, its time for a pick-me-up thread
« Reply #19 on: 18 Feb 2008, 12:02 »

interesting article, but poorly written. Somebody didn't go to journalism school....

articles like that make me want to hurl, they are so poorly put together.
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