• First the ice bucket, now the rice bucket: Rice bucket challenge goes viral on Indian media
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Sauce: [url]http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/now-rice-bucket-challenge-goes-viral/article6345407.ece[/url] [quote]An Indian woman has come up with the ‘rice bucket challenge’ on Facebook to show a way to potential donors who want to help the poor. The message has now gone viral on social media. The ice-bucket challenge is designed to raise awareness about ALS, a progressive neuro-degenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Facebook users can nominate friends to take up the challenge of pouring a bucketful of ice water on the head, film it, and upload the same on the web or donate money to the ALS Association within 24 hours. How it started The ‘rice bucket challenge’ was the innovative idea of Hyderabad-based Manju Latha Kalanidhi who posted the challenge, seeking friends to cook or buy one bucketful of rice and feed the poor in the locality. One can also donate medicines worth Rs. 100 to the nearest government hospital. “It’s local, desi and a practical solution to issues in the vicinity. Instead of wasting water on ice bucket challenge, save water and feed the hungry,” Manju Latha wrote on her Facebook page.[/quote] Well as far as the statement goes at any rate, I'd disagree. A few hundred buckets of water as spent on the ice bucket challenge won't really make much of a difference in the end.
Well, anything that gets the community in India involved in helping the poor is a good thing. Sometimes the income inequality gap there can be quite disturbing, as i'm sure Zonesylvania knows. Mansions next to slums, and the like.
[QUOTE=Zonesylvania;45785253]Sauce: [url]http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/now-rice-bucket-challenge-goes-viral/article6345407.ece[/url] Well as far as the statement goes at any rate, I'd disagree. A few hundred buckets of water as spent on the ice bucket challenge won't really make much of a difference in the end.[/QUOTE] It's not really about that. It's about feeding the hungry instead of throwing water on yourself.
That's a waste of good food though [highlight](User was banned for this post ("Didn't read before posting" - Craptasket))[/highlight]
[QUOTE=riki2cool;45785315]That's a waste of good food though[/QUOTE] Did you even read the article
[QUOTE=joost1120;45785310]It's not really about that. It's about feeding the hungry instead of throwing water on yourself.[/QUOTE] I get why the statement was made, it's just that the saving water thing wouldn't make much difference in the large scheme of things. Feeding the poor is a pretty laudable thing in my book though.
[QUOTE=riki2cool;45785315]That's a waste of good food though[/QUOTE] Yeah, fuck feeding homeless people, such a waste Try reading the thread before posting
[QUOTE=riki2cool;45785315]That's a waste of good food though[/QUOTE] They're not asking people to empty a bucket of rice over your head.
[QUOTE=riki2cool;45785315]That's a waste of good food though[/QUOTE] I thought exactly the same thing. Then i read the article.
Doesn't that fucking hurt though?
[QUOTE=Raizo;45785525]Doesn't that fucking hurt though?[/QUOTE] Instead of pouring a bucket of rice on your head, or for that matter ice water, you're donating food or money to the poor/charities.
Wasn't making stupid comments after not reading the article bannable at some point?
meh, my bad. I still wonder if it would hurt though.
[QUOTE=Killuah;45785542]Wasn't making stupid comments after not reading the article bannable at some point?[/QUOTE] Yep [url]http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1275131&p=40878187&viewfull=1#post40878187[/url]
[QUOTE=Raizo;45785555]meh, my bad. I still wonder if it would hurt though.[/QUOTE] Not really, it might sting a bit if flung with some force at you though.
I'm guessing the dice bucket challenge will be next to raise awareness of gambling addiction.
[QUOTE=Mr Nagasaki;45785601]I'm guessing the dice bucket challenge will be next to raise awareness of gambling addiction.[/QUOTE] Can't wait for the knife bucket challenge.
You think that's bad? Meet the shit bucket challange: [video=youtube;mbMZ3YUnjCw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbMZ3YUnjCw[/video] It's a protest by a disgruntled resident of southern Israel to Netanyahu and his governement, to make the south safe for Israelis again, or, you know, eat shit.
[QUOTE=Teddybeer;45785638]Can't wait for the knife bucket challenge.[/QUOTE] I don't know, I was thinking the lice bucket challenge would be a good follow up too.
I don't understand why people say dumping a bucket of water isn't wasting much. Depending on where you are, to get that bucket of water, you either need to pump it out of the ground, from a river or collect it in a reservoir, then you need to treat it, and then you need to store it somewhere clean, then you need to pump it to the household and only then does it come out of the tap and into the bucket. Every step of the process requires energy. Furthermore, this supply of groundwater or river or reservoir water may be limited especially if there has been a drought in the area. Water doesn't simply get recycled for free. Just dumping it on the ground is wasting the energy that was needed to purify it and pump it to you.
The ice bucket challenge is just a drip compared to all the other water we waste in the western world.
how much does a bucketfull of rice actually cost in india? i remember food prices being super cheap, (same with medicine - the 100 rupees to donate medicine to the hospitals is 2 dollars roughly) but i never bought rice.
Depends on the kind of rice - the usual kind is about 40-50 rupees for a kilogram, though the state sells rice at 1 rupee a kilogram to the poor. so at current prices its about 75-90 cents a kilo
No no no - this is not ice bucket challenge, it's [I]rice[/I] bucket challenge! Is better, much better! This seriously does seem like a much more efficient challenge, even if it isn't as fun. That's just due to the fact hat starvation is easier to treat than ALS, though.
Helping the homeless should become viral. It's like people only care about this shit if you can gain somekind of recognition for it.
[QUOTE=Teddybeer;45785889]The ice bucket challenge is just a drip compared to all the other water we waste in the western world.[/QUOTE] I see a lot of people criticizing the ice bucket challenge for wasting water while sipping mojitos in their pools and I'm like "Come on, man!"
[QUOTE=SGTNAPALM;45786629]I see a lot of people criticizing the ice bucket challenge for wasting water while sipping mojitos in their pools and I'm like "Come on, man!"[/QUOTE] I wonder if they all have dry toilets. [editline]24th August 2014[/editline] I can imagine they don't shower very often tho.
[QUOTE=Zonesylvania;45785577]Not really, it might sting a bit if flung with some force at you though.[/QUOTE] that'd be some pretty aggressive food distribution
Maybe we can pour fresh rice on people who don't read the first post.
[QUOTE=riki2cool;45785315]That's a waste of good food though [highlight](User was banned for this post ("Didn't read before posting" - Craptasket))[/highlight][/QUOTE] A bit ironic, considering Rusty is allowed to shitpost over "wasting resources" concerning the ice bucket challenge. Sad that nobody seemed to pick up on the joke Riki was trying to make.
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