Page 2 of 8 FirstFirst 12345678 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 76

Thread: Talks with Rick Hansen Foundation

  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by rjg View Post
    That's certainly one way to look at it. Another way would be that they don't take meetings with every multinational alliance of disgruntled internet no-names that demands that they do so. Maybe you five should just show up at Hansen's lair one day. It worked for Dorothy, Toto, and company.
    Thank you RGJ. You have helped me solve a problem that I've been wrestling with for sometime. Your suggestion may give us some more push. Seeing we ain't got no name I'd like to use your proposal.
    I think your idea is fantastic:THE MULTINATIONAL ALLIANCE of DISGRUNTLED INTERNET NO-NAMES.
    I reckon we could mispell a few of the words so that we're not confused with intelligent people and that people can see that we're just a bunch of angry sci folks who didn't even have the common sense to check the spelling. Maybe we can make a backwards R like toys R us and show how infantile we are.

    While you and I are enjoying telling a bunch of angry SCIs to shut up and sit down, I'd like to tell some other groups the same thing.
    Minorities. Who in the heck are they to demand what's important to them. Go back to where you came from.
    Women. Shut up and get back in the kitchen. You wanna work AND get equal pay?
    Workers. A bunch of ignorant factory workers who dare to tell the boss how to run things. Get back to work you lazy morons

    I can imagine that it sounds pretty terrible when applied to others.

    All we want to do is to get information about what they're doing about cure and apparently others who sent the emails also want to know the answer to the question.
    So what's the problem here? We're asking about their financial commitment for something that's for us and raised in the name of SCI, so who should ask? The MS Society?

    I guess a good laugh is important from time to time. Now back to work.
    Dennis Tesolat
    www.StemCellsandAtomBombs.blogspot.com

    "Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom."
    Martin Luther King

  2. #12
    I think I love you, Dennis.
    "It's not the despair, I can handle the despair! It's the hope!" - John Cleese

    Don't ask what clinical trials can do for you, ask what you can do for clinical trials. (Ox)
    Please join me and donate a dollar a day at http://justadollarplease.org and copy and paste this message to the bottom of your signature.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by topperf View Post
    I think I love you, Dennis.
    Feeling's mutual!
    Last edited by StemCells&AtomBombs; 08-15-2011 at 11:04 AM. Reason: spelling mistake
    Dennis Tesolat
    www.StemCellsandAtomBombs.blogspot.com

    "Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom."
    Martin Luther King

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by rjg View Post
    That's certainly one way to look at it. Another way would be that they don't take meetings with every multinational alliance of disgruntled internet no-names that demands that they do so. Maybe you five should just show up at Hansen's lair one day. It worked for Dorothy, Toto, and company.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zaphod View Post
    I'd love to see more drive for the cure, but I'd say this sums up the situation pretty accurately.

    As others have mentioned, even if you somehow succeeded in bending TRHF to your will via this sort of public negativity, by then you will have damaged its reputation substantially and it will no longer be the cure machine you imagine it to be.
    Wow! Just on the first page the people who put out this letter and sent the emails have moved from a meaningless organization (The Multinational Alliance of Disgruntled Internet No-Names) to a group strong enough to substantially damage the reputation and money making capacity of RHF.

    Not bad for one page of posts.

    @Zaphod: Can you please tell me how sending a letter to RHF asking to meet, or sending emails asking for an answer to a question (twice because it wasn't answered the first time) is negativity? I'd really like to hear that along with any suggestions on getting, in your own words, "more drive for the cure"? I truly am interested.

    But for now, I leave you with some quotes from two other no-names in history.

    Kartin Muther Ling: "It's not like they told you to get off the bus. They just said move to the back."

    Gahatma Mandi: "The British, they're a scary bunch. I don't want to be messing with them."
    Dennis Tesolat
    www.StemCellsandAtomBombs.blogspot.com

    "Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom."
    Martin Luther King

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Van Quad View Post
    show up with a video camera, 60 Minutes style. You won't catch Rick, he's always gone fishing.
    When the going get tough he goes fishing?
    In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by lynnifer View Post
    I think a week was a bit of short notice.
    OK, if that is the only problem thay have we can be flexible on that.... but I am thinking to the next action, in case they are not kind enough to let us know something...
    In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Zaphod View Post
    I'd love to see more drive for the cure
    Have you been doing something about that?
    Do you have any suggestion about what should we do as an alternative to what we are trying to do?

    Maybe you could just call Rick and ask him to do something to change things. If he is as nice as people that knows him say, he should listen to you. Give it a try, really!
    In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by rjg View Post
    Maybe you five should just show up at Hansen's lair one day.
    If that is what is needed to change things, that is going to happen.
    I have already a few Canadian friends willing to come with me BTW...
    So I guess at the end we could be many more than just 5...
    Do you want to join?
    In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

  9. #19
    im game.. he lives right here in vancouver anyways
    c5/c6 brown sequard asia d

  10. #20
    Senior Member Zaphod's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    452
    Nope. Aside from encouraging my friends and family to choose their charities based on sci I haven't done a thing to forward the "cure". Guess what, I don't owe you an apology for that.

    You want to call me out on casting stones? That might hold a little more water if you weren't trying to take over the cure forum with bitching about the lack of performance from a man who went AROUND THE WORLD IN A MANUAL CHAIR to promote a cure for SCI.

    I did not imply that you all had the power to damage RHF, I said "if". Frankly, I'll be pretty surprised if you get more than a patronizing reply expressing how much your concerns mean to them and regret at not being able to schedule a meeting in the forseeable future. I just pointed out, as others have, that you are trying to cut off your noses to spite your faces.

    Women's suffrage.... Civil rights..... And the injustice visited upon the SCI community by the RHF...... right!?!?

Similar Threads

  1. Send a question to the new CEO of Rick Hansen Foundation
    By StemCells&AtomBombs in forum Cure
    Replies: 165
    Last Post: 09-28-2011, 12:25 AM
  2. Second question to Rick Hansen Foundation
    By StemCells&AtomBombs in forum Cure
    Replies: 177
    Last Post: 08-21-2011, 12:55 PM
  3. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-12-2011, 08:42 PM
  4. Rick Hansen foundation given $4 million for spinal cord program
    By Leif in forum Funding, Legislation, & Advocacy
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-13-2006, 01:46 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •