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RichardJ
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:03 pm    Post subject: Light it up Blue Reply with quote

It is not just the Empire State Building anymore. Evil or Very Mad
Look at all the buildings on the Autism Speaks list.

http://liub.autismspeaks.org/buildings
Don't just look at the map, look at the list.

I am furious! Mad
What do you think?
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CockneyRebel
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel like I'm going to puke it up blue, now. eew
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why does it make you furious? I think it's a non-thing.

Edit - never mind, I just remembered it has to do with Autism Speaks and they are not popular here.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CockneyRebel wrote:
I feel like I'm going to puke it up blue, now. eew


Precisely, I have the same feeling here.

Bother Autism Speaks!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

f*****g hell, the CN Tower is on that list? *facepalm*
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mr_bigmouth_502 wrote:
f***ing hell, the CN Tower is on that list? *facepalm*
Our tax dollars at work.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All this symbolic garbage just makes activists feel good about themselves. It's a waste of the color blue. Besides, why is our color blue? Do they think I'm bruised? Should I be blue for having Asperger's?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JSBACHlover wrote:
All this symbolic garbage just makes activists feel good about themselves. It's a waste of the color blue. Besides, why is our color blue? Do they think I'm bruised? Should I be blue for having Asperger's?


This. There was an amusing blog I read once entitled "Stuff White People Like" and it was a humourous exaggeration of all the silly things whites/Americans do, like thinking every child is gifted and covering the entire back of their car in bumper stickers. One of the items on the list was "Awareness". Here's the first paragraph and a half:

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An interesting fact about white people is that they firmly believe that all of the world’s problems can be solved through “awareness.” Meaning the process of making other people aware of problems, and then magically someone else like the government will fix it.

This belief allows them to feel that sweet self-satisfaction without actually having to solve anything or face any difficult challenges. Because, the only challenge of raising awareness is people not being aware.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite color has been temporarily ruined Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This interesting because an autistic friend of mine on another forum was talking about how April 2nd is autism awareness day and the color was blue. I'm basically infatuated with blue and was going to do avatars and such in blue for April (avatars I've used before anyways)... but had no idea this was an Autism Speaks thing. Is there any way we can take over Autism Speaks, get rid of their propaganda whatever but keep the blue?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like blue.

Although I would really like to know why the hate against Autism Speaks, anyone willing to enlighten me? All I know is that they are some sort of (US?) autism organization with the goal to do... something? No idea what exactly they do. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sylvastor wrote:
I would really like to know why the hate against Autism Speaks, anyone willing to enlighten me?


Wrongplanet-Why Protest Autism Speaks?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sylvastor wrote:
I like blue.

Although I would really like to know why the hate against Autism Speaks, anyone willing to enlighten me? All I know is that they are some sort of (US?) autism organization with the goal to do... something? No idea what exactly they do. Smile


Try reading this: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/aspergers-alive/201311/reporters-guide-the-autism-speaks-debacle
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be wearing orange all month. I'm going to light it up orange.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CockneyRebel wrote:
I'll be wearing orange all month. I'm going to light it up orange.


I would like to light it up green, my lawn that is. Laughing
Botheration this endless blasted winter.
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