Cedar Fair Loses All Integrity

Monday, August 8, 2011 8:51 PM
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Monday, August 8, 2011 9:17 PM
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Yeah, not a U2 fan, though I see nothing wrong with bands, football teams etc trying to do things for the environment like using plastic cups that are made from corn and the like. In fact, I quite like that - even if there's still some kind of environmental impact, at least it's less than it would have been otherwise.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Monday, August 8, 2011 11:06 PM
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67440Dodge said:
What's the difference between Bono and God?

God doesn't walk the streets of Dublin thinking he's Bono...

:)


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Monday, August 8, 2011 11:28 PM

Coasterville Dave said:
Yeah, when the artist promotes their pet cause. When I entered the Paul McCartney concert, I was handed what I thought may have been a CD Single, or some music from the show. Upon closer inspection, its a DVD of him preaching about his Meatless Mondays and going vegetarian and all that.

It that's the lifestyle choice he made, good for him, as far as I'm concerned I just want to hear the music, thanks.

This being Cincinnati, I took the DVD and flyer, about living a vegetarian lifestyle, I was handed under careful consideration -- as I walked to the stadium concession stand for a bratwurst/kraut and a beer. :)

My, this thread has GONE way off from taling about the Cedar Fair Cornerstones.

Haha, that's funny. That reminds me of the time some of us saw McCartney in Philly around 20 years ago. In front of the stadium, they had all these booths set up with people preaching vegetarianism and environmentalism. Then at the end of the concert, you had to wade through this sea of styrofoam hot dog containers, and the wax paper was flying in the breeze all over the place. I wonder if it bothered Sir Paul and Linda that part of their fee was paid through the sale of processed meat by-products. Naaah.

Also wonder where all these pricey concerts t-shirts are being made and whether the artisans are being paid a "living wage" to make them.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 12:40 AM
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Hold on a minute... fame buys you power. If I try to bring attention to the AIDS crisis in Africa, no one gives a ****. If Bono does it, it makes headlines. This guy has to maintain his fame to be effective in his politics. He could retire on a beach sucking down mojitos... but he doesn't.


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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 7:37 AM
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I really don't give a crap what he preaches as long as he plays "I Will Follow."

...and for the record, there was no preaching, except for one song where a bunch of kids came out with Amnesty International candles, if you consider that preachy.


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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 4:23 PM
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There are some charities, causes and things that I didn't even know existed until I saw certain public figures standing up for them. Just like GKTW wasn't well known around here until Coasting for Kids started.

That's how the word gets spread about things, and if someone believes in a cause enough to advertise it, then more power to them.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 4:51 PM
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Jeff said:
Hold on a minute... fame buys you power. If I try to bring attention to the AIDS crisis in Africa, no one gives a ****.

I care, Jeff :) But b/c I care doesn't mean I have the power to raise millions for it.

Heck, I handed out 70 flyers for Give Kids The World and got 2 responses. I posted it to my facebook account 3 times over a month and got 2 responses.

edit - Come to think of it, the AIDS/HIV crisis here in Chicago is one that is right in front of me. But here, I can (for example) donate time in a pantry that serves such folks.

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Billy
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 5:12 PM
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To add to what others have said, U2 purchases carbon offsets to reduce their impact and also donates the proceeds from a section of VIP ($1000+) seats to African relief to fight the spread of tuberculosis, aids, & malaria.


kpjb said:
What's odd about Heinz Field is that the 16oz Harp and Guinness drafts were $7, but a 16oz Coors Light was $7.50.

Where do you get the Guinness drafts?


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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 5:18 PM
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eightdotthree said:
To add to what others have said, U2 purchases carbon offsets to reduce their impact and also donates the proceeds from a section of VIP ($1000+) seats to African relief to fight the spread of tuberculosis, aids, & malaria.

What does that mean, for a layman like me?


Billy
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 5:21 PM
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Club level. It was nice and air-conditioned up there, too! :)

(Although I do believe they have Guinness, Harp, and Bass at one of the bars in the Great Hall area also.)


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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 7:23 PM
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CoasterDemon said:

eightdotthree said:
To add to what others have said, U2 purchases carbon offsets to reduce their impact and also donates the proceeds from a section of VIP ($1000+) seats to African relief to fight the spread of tuberculosis, aids, & malaria.

What does that mean, for a layman like me?

It means that Al Gore gets richer with every time someone buys a "carbon offset"

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 7:27 PM
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I had a paragraph typed up, but I'm going to replace it with this:

FACEPALM.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 7:35 PM
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^Oh, to be more aware, and smarter...


Billy
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 7:42 PM
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Not a facepalm to you, Billy. The Al Gore comment.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 7:45 PM
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^It's ok, I didn't understand any of it. Bonus for me, I looked up 'facepalm'. Planet of the Apes was great - saw it last night. Anyone wanna ride bikes?


Billy
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 8:14 PM
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CoasterDemon said:
What does that mean, for a layman like me?

Which part?

CoasterDemon said:
Planet of the Apes was great - saw it last night. Anyone wanna ride bikes?

Planet of the Apes was awesome, are you making fun of people who ride bikes or do you actually want to go on a bike ride?


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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 8:27 PM
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^I couldn't understand the point you were trying to make.

No, it was an ADD joke.


Billy
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011 1:39 AM
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If I recall and understand it correctly, Billy, I think that the governments of the world are selling "carbon footprint" credits or something like in order to keep pollution down, or something. Here's a very interesting YouTube channel which has some good info about it. I recommend watching this video about cap and trade for an answer to what that post meant.


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Wednesday, August 10, 2011 1:44 AM
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^That's far too much for my head to handle, the Smurfs movie was more than enough. I need a coaster fix.


Billy
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