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After seeing conservatives online (and an assistant to a Florida state lawmaker) falsely accuse Florida shooting survivors of being “actors” and that they were coached by gun control advocates and Democrats
Just everyday
Apparently the Illuminati or reptilians or whoever they are need a different casting director.
It's a refreshing change that deserves recognition
I’ll take it as a win.
Anyone else?
Forgot the word "volume"
My nieces and nephews everyone. (if you're the fun aunt or uncle you know my pain.)
People conspiring that the parkland student activists are actors
Scumbag auto parts website
It's Spring!
Saving lives starts at the source
Im not advocating anything, just venturing a guess.
A new study ranking the greatness of U.S. presidents (voted on by hundreds of political scientists) is out and Trump is ranked dead last
Some people just can't take a hint.
My girlfriend’s sole desire for future of technological advancement
MRW I read the latest thing the President said
What I wouldn't give to have no responsibilities again
I’m 36
Honestly it's the main reason I don't shave
When I learn that Kate Beckinsale is dating a dude who, at 22 year old, is younger than me
Standing in the shower waiting for hot water...
I play every Tuesday but watched figure skating with my wife this week.
Coworker brought a project to me for “improval.”
Totally blanked when I went to buy a new hose
Poverty = Health
Are the Jehovah's Witnesses bothering you?
When you trying to be cute for a picture but your cubby and subconscious about it.
I bet this would make conservatives care...
I don't play by the rules
It’s a hybrid between hourly/salary
As a college student this is the best thing ever.
Real questions from Middle-earth
I feel like I shouldn’t have to say this, but..
Annoying Roomba
I've heard of echo chambers but wow
But you will develop a disease
The older I get the more satisfying it becomes.
Overwhelmingly Trumps support has led to that candidate losing.
Oh Radio... you bastards.
108 zephyer19 I use to belong to Sierra Club. I'm pretty sure they spent all the money I sent them trying to get me to give them more. Saved up all the paper appeals for six months and mailed them back to the President of the club, wrote a letter mentioning the phone calls too. Also asked why they didn't move out of San Francisco, the most expensive city in America. No reply
13 Bohunk_l This is one of the largest reasons I don't donate like this. Salvation Army? Grocery checkout asks? Bucket on the curb? Homeless man that might spend it on drugs? All good, they don't bother me years later with weekly letters, and letters from similar organizations that they gave my info to with a great big "SUCKER" stamped across it and I still get to feel like a not so shitty person.
7 forest_ranger When I was younger we "bought" my mom a real elephant at a conservation park in Africa because she loved elephants. They always sent newsletters and donation requests to her. After she died I forwarded her mail to my house in order to sort out her affairs. I sent them a letter explaining that my mother had died and I would appreciate it if they could stop sending me letters as it just reminded me that my mom was dead and I really didn't have any money to give them. They took her name off the mail and started mailing them to me. I still get them 23 years later as a monthly reminder that my mom is still dead.
24 thefranster 63.5% of all paper consumed in the US was recovered for recycling in 2010. Paper recovery for recycling has increased by 77% since 1990. 33% of paper comes from wood chips and sawmill scraps; another 33% comes from recycled paper. (US EPA) While I agree this is obnoxious and *seems* ironic, the use of paper can be cheaper than running digital campaigns.
5 i-am-solo-dolo r/mildlyinfuriating
3 IDontLikeLollipops Paper is made in paper farms. They grow trees for like ten years, then pull them up by the roots, then replant them. Paper is a renewable resource. It's no more damaging than any other farmed resource.
2 sprigglespraggle On the plus side, you'll never run out of address labels (for the two letters you send each year).
2 blipsman When I was a kid, our synagogue/Hebrew School would always have us buy trees to plant in Israel as part of Tu'bishvat, a holiday celebrating the coming of spring. When I became an adult, the big Jewish org in town started sending 4-5 mailings a week about events, fundraising drives, and so on... and I joked that all those trees we planted as kids were simply to supply the future mailings
1 rinnip This is why you always use a fake name and an enemy's return address when donating.
1 atomic1fire Actually, 100 sheets of paper would probably barely make a dent in tree loss because a single pine tree could probably make way more paper. Plus I'm fairly certain the paper industry in certain country has to contribute to reforestation. (or they just manage their own tree farms, whichever.) Plus there's always the possibility that your letters were made with recycled paper, so they didn't really need to cut down more trees outside of what they already cut down.
1 odreiw It was said that you would bring safety to the trees, not leave them in darkness!
1 platinumgulls I've told this story before, but it bears repeating occasionally. I used to work for a large legal publisher. Part of the marketing team's job was to create cute little direct mail flyers for law firms to get them to buy more books, sign up for more access to the case law files, etc. Every year, the marketing team has this huge party to pat themselves on the back for a great year. They routinely invite the head honchos from the various big firms to speak at round table events to boast about how awesome the company is so we can pat ourselves on the back and go home happy. Well, at one of these round tables, one of the attorneys rolls in a fairly large suitcase. He rolls the suitcase to the middle of the stage unzips and pours out all of the direct mail flyers he's received over the past 6 months. It covered a large portion of the stage and without any irony he says, "This is the amount of mail I get from you people in six months. This is shameful and made worse because it actually makes me less likely to buy your products when I'm inundated with this kind of stuff on a daily basis." A few days after the party, I still remember the memo proclaiming the company was going "green" and would no longer pursue direct mail and how much it better it would be for the environment. I must have laughed in my cube for an hour after reading that one.