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Wrist Bands??

I think there was a thread about this started a while ago about the Lance Armstrong wrist bands "Live Strong" and it got me thinking about the wrist bands...

I was browsing online and I found an article about school systems that have banned these wrist bands for one reason or another--

here is the article: http://www.nbc6.net/news/4201779/detail.html

what is your opinion on this article and what is your opinion about the wrist bands?
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what is your opinion on this article and what is your opinion about the wrist bands?
Well, I wish they would have been around 20 years ago when I was in high school so I could see who the girls giving oral sex were! LOL

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First off, "scalping" the wristbands for $5, $10, or I've even seen $20 on eBay is rediculous. You can argue that it's basic supply and demand, but it really just points to the fact that it has become a "fashion statement" to collect and wear these wristbands.

Secondly, all the copycat bands are getting a little absurd. The "original" yellow wristband stood for cancer awareness, and it was common knowledge that the proceeds went towards research. Then, the pink bands appears, which supported breast cancer. Now there's red, white, and blue "Support Our Troops" bands, Blue "anti-bullying" bands, white "anti-poverty" bands, which are all good causes, if you actually support them. But, as much as I like the Philadelphia Eagles, I don't think they are starving for cash to resort to selling green wristbands...

So the short end of my long windedness is that, yes, I agree that the plethera of rainbow-colored bands has become a fashion statement and detracts from the causes that they represent.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to decide which color wrist band goes best with the shirt I am wearing tonight.

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I think it is just another 'trend' honestly. I mean some people wear them genuinely for what they are for....but a lot of 'kids' dont.

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i think these wrist bands, for kids this generation anyway, have become what slap bracelets where to our generation--

at least they just don't slit wrists
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i used to have a slap bracelet...it was black with colored stars

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Slap braclets?? Were those the kind that had a piece of metal covered in colourful plastic that you would slap onto your wrist and it'd curl around it??? If so....those were banned in my school cause they were apparently toxic somehow or the other.

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lol
i never knew ppl wore those.......i just played with it, throwing at ppl and stuff
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haha i could name a handful of trends....those little book bags girls had, the slap bracelets, the keyrings people wore around there necks (banned those from iddle school cause people were whipping people with them), all the neon colors people sported lol, shoe laces < too many trends with just those)

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the keyrings around necks......you mean lanyards?

tons of ppl still use those here
some people use like that ton of them..dunno why

not only keychains too, cell phone and mp3 players too
i've seen people with all 3 around their neck =X
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