Anonymous asked:

Why are you doing the ice bucket challenge it means nothing if you don't donate the money like how in the hell will a dumb 5 second video of someone pouring cold water on there head is suppose to help

itsmemacleod answered:

I’ll probably donate as well, but it shows activism and spreads the message.

It has raised their average raising of $1.9Million (during the same period of time) in 2013 to over $23 million as of tuesday morning just for this year.

The ALS Association and its chapters collectively raised about $64 million last year, spokesperson Carrie Munk said. “But in the past three weeks, the organization has seen more than a 1100% increase in year-over-year donations — all attributable to the challenge”.


The challenge has provided an important bonus, too: The hard-to-value reward of awareness.

“The money is wonderful, but the real positive story out of this is the visibility that this disease is getting,” Munk pointed out. The ALS Association recently surveyed about 1,000 people with a history of giving to philanthropic causes, and while nearly everyone knew about disease like HIV/AIDS, only about half were aware of ALS.

Also, there is a “real” reason for pouring water on yourself other than to be “someone pouring cold water on there (their) head” was perfectly explained by tumblr user aristoxxcracy:

"The point of pouring a shit ton of ice water over yourself is because when one suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) one of the affects the disease has is a numbness throughout the body, as well as struggling to breathe, and both these are meant to temporarily happen when doused in freezing water. It’s to raise awareness of what ALS feels like and encourage donations towards research and cures."

So that dumb 5 second video? It was an absolutely brilliant plan to raise awareness and have more money to go towards the funding of ALS treatment.




Cops have been put on notice: Let the cameras roll.

Camera-shy cops across the city were reminded they can’t legally take action to stop someone from filming them while they’re on the beat, the Daily News has learned. The refresher was provided in a memo the chief of department’s office distributed to all police commands Wednesday.

“Members of the public are legally allowed to record police interactions,” the memo states. “Intentional interference such as blocking or obstructing cameras or ordering the person to cease constitutes censorship and also violates the First Amendment.”

Cops can take action if videographers and shutterbugs “interfere with police operations,” the memo notes.

spread this like wildfire

when you see abuse, take out your phone and film that shit. 

Post it on youtube, send it to the news, let the whole world hear about it.