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Arya
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I was told this would not be considered spam so I hope this is alright.
It is for a research paper I am doing that is due on Thursday for my english class, so please fill this out.
You can either post it here, or copy paste it into an e-mail: rockrgrl3@aol.com
Thank you!

1. Do you wear a silicone bracelet (i.e- LiveStrong)?
Yes No
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If you answered ‘yes’ to the question number one:

A. How did you get it? (Did you buy it for yourself, somebody give it to you, etc…)
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
B. Do you wear it because:
1. You really care about its meaning and feel it creates awareness
2. It looks cool
3. Everybody else is wearing it
4. Other, explain: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
C. How many of them do you wear? ______________
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If you answered ‘no’ to question number one:

A. Why don’t you wear one? (Circle all that apply)
1. They are stupid and pointless
2. They are too popular. I don’t like wearing something that everybody else does.
3. I don’t believe in the cause
4. I donated the money, why do I have to wear the bracelet?
5. Other, explain: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
B. When you see people walking around wearing the bracelets:
1. Does it annoy you? Yes No
2. Why or why not? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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2. Do you know about the situation in Darfur, Sudan?
A. Yes
B. No
C. It sounds familiar, but I don’t remember
3. If you answered yes to the question above, how did you come to hear about it?
A. One of those silicone bracelets that say “Not On My Watch: Save Darfur” on it
B. The news
C. An online article
D. A friend
E. Other, __________________________________________________________

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1. Yes
2-
A. I bought it for myself
B. Reason #1
C. I only wear the one
3--

4. No, it does not annoy me
5. Yes, the news
6. What? o_O

I bought the livestrong thing at Nike long before it was "cool" to have one. Some guys I know got a hold of a bunch of them and started selling them for $3 when they got really popular and really scarce. It made me so bad because THEY were making the profit off of it. It wasn't going to help anyone but themselves. [Mad]

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Bob the Lawyer
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1. No

A. Other: I've never heard of them. Is this an American thing? (I'm Canadian)

B. Again, I've never noticed people wearing them, so I suppose I'm indifferent. To my knowledge they don't exist up here.

2. Yes

3. B, on the news.

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I dunno Bob - I'm American and I haven't heard of these things either.

-Trevor

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Narnia
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1. No A. Other: I never see them on sale anywhere. Actually, I might just get the purple literacy bracelet that Borders is selling. I actually SAW that one. B. No, it does not annoy me unless it's for the Portland Trailblazers. Otherwise, I think it's cool.

2. Yes

3. on the news

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blacwolve
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1. No
A. I just never bothered to get one.
B. No, I think it's cool they have them. I only ever see the livestrong ones and almost everyone I love bikes, although I don't myself.

2. Yes
3. The news, talking to friends about it, reading about it other places. It's sort of hard to miss.

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imenimok
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1. No
A. 5. At first, I felt like I was being left out because I didn't know what they (the LiveStrong ones) were, but then other organizations started making their own for much shallower reasons, and I didn't want to get lumped into the whole group.
B1. No
B2. I think the majority of people wear them because they believe in/support the cause, and I don't have a problem with that.
2. No

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kaioshin00
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1. No
2. --
3. 1
4. Yes, because they are bright yellow
5. C
6. B

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1) No
I don't wear one because I've never seen them sold anywhere, and probably wouldn't buy one if I did; I don't have money to just throw around. I support causes I believe in, but they're, like, feeding the starving type causes.

It doesn't annoy me when others wear them unless I don't like the person to begin with; then I tend to judge them for trying to be "trendy". I have an issue with judgement.

2) Yes. [Frown]
C, on Human Rights Watch.

[ April 12, 2005, 07:16 PM: Message edited by: ketchupqueen ]

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1. No
A. I donated the money, why do I have to wear the bracelet?
B. 1. No
2. I usually don't care what people wear on their wrists.

2. Yes
3. The news

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Carrie
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1. No.
1a. Reasons 1 and 2.
1b1. Yes.
1b2. To put it in the words of someone I once heard, "Oh, look, he's got a yellow bracelet on. That means he's athletic. And creative."
2. A (Yes)
3. B and C.

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rivka
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quote:
1. Do you wear a silicone bracelet (i.e- LiveStrong)?
No
quote:
A. Why don’t you wear one? (Circle all that apply)

1. They are stupid and pointless (Most people I see wear them seem to be doing so primarily for the "cool" factor.)
5. Other, explain: They are ugly. Also, the yellow ones have been mistaken by hospital personnel as DNR bracelets.
quote:
B. When you see people walking around wearing the bracelets:
1. Does it annoy you?

Yes
quote:
2. Why or why not?
Because they're ugly, especially when four or five different (clashing) colors are worn; because the kids I see wearing them every day seem to do so for reasons which make it clear they cannot think for themselves.

quote:
2. Do you know about the situation in Darfur, Sudan?

Yes
quote:
3. If you answered yes to the question above, how did you come to hear about it?

E. Other: Read about it on Hatrack (and then also online articles)
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ClaudiaTherese
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1.No

A. 5) Other: I don't wear jewelry or accessories, other than a ring to indicate my marital status. I find accessories irritating, distracting, and too easily lost.

B. 1) No

2) I usually don't pay attention to other people's accessories, but when I do note these bracelets, it does remind me of whichever cause it represents.

2. A. Yes

3. C + D = E. Hatrack, an online forum, from my friend Irami (IIRC).

[ April 12, 2005, 03:02 PM: Message edited by: ClaudiaTherese ]

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Goody Scrivener
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1. No
A. 5. Other, explain: Because it exploded from a symbol for a legitimate cause into a fashion statement practically overnight.
B. Mixed - yes because of all the ripoffs of legitimate causes and no because I'm not personally being hurt or taken advantage of by other people's need to be "in". My daughter wanted one, though, when she saw a rack of them at the grocery store and I refused.
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2. No
3. Not applicable

[ April 12, 2005, 03:04 PM: Message edited by: Goody Scrivener ]

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ReikoDemosthenes
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1. No
If you answered ‘no’ to question number one:

A. Until now I'd never heard of them
B. Does it annoy you? No, I've never seen one before.

2. I've heard of it, but I don't know too many details.

3. A friend

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Arya
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Thank you guys so much for taking the time to answer the questions =)
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1. Do you wear a silicone bracelet (i.e- LiveStrong)?
No

If you answered ‘no’ to question number one:

A. Why don’t you wear one? (Circle all that apply)

2. They are too popular. I don’t like wearing something that everybody else does.

4. I donated the money, why do I have to wear the bracelet? (Actually, I donate to causes that don't have bracelets, but I wouldn't buy a bracelet even if they did offer them because I think it's a waste of money)

5. Other, explain: I can't even remember to wear my watch, and I don't like wearing accessories that I don't need--they're uncomfortable.

B. When you see people walking around wearing the bracelets:
1. Does it annoy you? No
2. Why or why not? I don't particularly care what others choose to wear. I do feel slightly annoyed at seeing lots of ads for bracelets though.

2. Do you know about the situation in Darfur, Sudan?
A. Yes

3. If you answered yes to the question above, how did you come to hear about it?

C. An online article
E. Other, Hatrack

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Chris Bridges
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1. Do you wear a silicone bracelet (i.e- LiveStrong)?
No

If you answered ‘no’ to question number one:

A. Why don’t you wear one?


5. Other, explain:
They look like Hartz flea collars. I just can't take them seriously.

B. When you see people walking around wearing the bracelets:
1. Does it annoy you?
No
2. Why or why not?

What others do is a source of mild amusement, nothing more.

2. Do you know about the situation in Darfur, Sudan?

A. Yes

3. If you answered yes to the question above, how did you come to hear about it?

C. An online article

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Goody Scrivener
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quote:
5. Other, explain:
They look like Hartz flea collars. I just can't take them seriously.

oh now I'm NOT going to be able to get this image out of my mind when I see these bracelets in the future... thanks Chris!
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1. Do you wear a silicone bracelet (i.e- LiveStrong)?
A: Not anymore.

If you answered ‘no’ to question number one
A. Why don’t you wear one?:


*shuffles feet* I lost mine.

5. Other, explain:
I got one from Hobbes at KamaCon, but I lost it a couple of weeks after. I took it off for work...somewhere.

B. When you see people walking around wearing the bracelets:
1. Does it annoy you?
No
2. Why or why not? I generally don't notice what other people are wearing.

2. Do you know about the situation in Darfur, Sudan?

A. No.

3. If you answered yes to the question above, how did you come to hear about it?

[ April 12, 2005, 05:56 PM: Message edited by: katharina ]

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IrishAphrodite19
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1. No

A. Why don’t you wear one? (Circle all that apply)
1. They are stupid and pointless
2. They are too popular. I don’t like wearing something that everybody else does.
4. I donated the money, why do I have to wear the bracelet?
5. Other, explain: I feel like the braceletes are used as a badge to proclaim, "LOOK! I'm a good person! I donated to a cause!" Plus, I don't want to be a sheep and it bothers me to have things around my wrists.

B. When you see people walking around wearing the bracelets:
1. Does it annoy you? Yes and No
2. Why or why not?
Now a days, some people have like 15, especially on my campus. Even the sororities and frat's have started selling them to support their philanthopies. Many people buy them because they are fun to play with any look cold, those people annoy me. If you feel you need to wear the bracelet to show you donated, that is fine, but at least have a good reason.

2. Do you know about the situation in Darfur, Sudan?

C. It sounds familiar, but I don’t remember

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1. No, I don't wear them, but I don't wear bracelets in general.
B. No, it doesn't annoy me. I tease my sister about wearing a rubber band but I like seeing the Blood Donor ones that my students wear.
2.C. It sounds familiar, but I don’t remember

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1. Do you wear a silicone bracelet (i.e- LiveStrong)?
Yes

A. How did you get it? (Did you buy it for yourself, somebody give it to you, etc…)
Some as gifts, bought myself one.

B. Do you wear it because:
1. You really care about its meaning and feel it creates awareness

C. How many of them do you wear?
[Blushing] I own 4, but don’t wear them all at once (Livestrong, Breast Cancer, leather Tsunami Relief, Darfur)

2. Do you know about the situation in Darfur, Sudan?
Yes

3. If you answered yes to the question above, how did you come to hear about it?
B. The news

I don’t wear them all at once. I usually only wear my Give Hope Tsunami relief one, but sometimes I change them. The silicone irritates my wrists if I wear it for too long.

And something that really irritates me is the people who wear the fake ones because they come in cool colours. None of the money is going to the cause, and those are the people who do it b/c they’re cool. [Mad]

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1.) No

2.)
a) I can never find them for sale
b) No, it's for a good cause

3.) Yes
a little bit of c and d--there was a showing on it at Beloit, but we didn't go.

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1. Yes
1A. My friend got one for me in California.
1B. 1-I really care about its meaning and feel it creates awareness
1C. I own four, but wear them depending upon what mood I'm in (and what matches my outfit- Olive green and light orange don't go well together)

2. A-Yes.

3. E-Other, my debate class at school.

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I was in my friend's apartment and I saw a bunch on the table in the little wrapers. I considered stealing one but was too lazy to do so. Otherwise, I never see them on sale, and if I'm too lazy to steal one, then...

And, no, I don't know about the situation.

EDIT: A possibly tasteless remark would be "No. I hear they cause cancer."

You get that response and you pretty much KNOW the guy's crazy.

[ April 13, 2005, 01:10 AM: Message edited by: Book ]

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1. No
a. 5 - Never heard of it.
b. No. Never seen one.
2. D. Depends on which particular situation you're talking about. Since you didn't specify one, and I'm not psychic, I don't know what, specifically, you are referring to.
3. Can't answer until you provide more information. Please be specific about what "situation" specifically you are referring to.

As a side note, I would never wear one. I'm allergic to silicone, including medical grade silicone. (Good thing I never got those breast implants.)

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1. Do you wear a silicone bracelet? No

If you answered ‘no’ to question number one:

A.) 5. I've seen them around but knew nothing of them. Not my style of jewelry so didn't look into it.

B.)
1. No
2. Causes are cool.

2.) A. Yes

3.) B. The news

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Hey, quid, she might be interested, for the purposes of the survey, in knowing you live in Sri Lanka, though she didn't mention locale as a question.

And just out of curiosity, how many situations in Darfur have you heard about that have been making the news regularly recently?

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But, you see, what I know is not as relevant as what Arya knows since she's the one asking the questions. She could be thinking about female circumcision, civil war, beheadings, the divorce rate, the AIDS crisis, or any number of other situations. Since she doesn't specify (she? he?) and I don't know her, I have no idea what she does or does not know, nor do I know what she is referring to. For all I know, she may be confusing Durfur with Chechnya or the North Pole. I have no way of knowing, and that's the point.
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1. No

A. combination of 1 and 2--People wear them just because they're popular. I don't have anything specifically against anything popular, but I don't think that the people wearing them are wearing them for the reasons they're meant to be worn.

B.
1. No
2. No more than any other fad.

2. Yes

3. B (the news)

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Arya
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quote:
But, you see, what I know is not as relevant as what Arya knows since she's the one asking the questions. She could be thinking about female circumcision, civil war, beheadings, the divorce rate, the AIDS crisis, or any number of other situations. Since she doesn't specify (she? he?) and I don't know her, I have no idea what she does or does not know, nor do I know what she is referring to. For all I know, she may be confusing Durfur with Chechnya or the North Pole. I have no way of knowing, and that's the point.
The 'situation' I am referring to is that of genocide. I apologize for not being more specific, though I assumed there was no need to be.

I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to fill out the questionnaire. It really helped me a lot. =)

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1. No

A. Other: When I was in the Marines I worked on the flightline and could not wear watches or rings on the flightline. It became a habit and I haven't been able to get used to wearing a watch much less a bracelet since then.

B. No: They are making a statemnet in support of something that they believe in.

2. Yes.

3. C. An online article.

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1. No

A. Other, I have no idea what they are really for, I'm not sure I would spend money on it if I did as I prefer to give directly rather than have it filtered through a certain profit percentage, particularly if I am buying something I would usually buy, and I don't like wearing most jewelry type things, be it bracelets, watches, necklaces, rings, etc.

B. Yes, it annoys me a little because I'm fairly certain they're just wearing it to look cool. This is especially true if they are wearing more than 4 at once.

2.Yes
3. The newspaper (New York Times specifically)
and a magazine article

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1. No

A. Other I've never heard of this thing. *confused*

B. Indifferent. Unable to comment.

2. A) Yes
3. E) Other. I heard about the Darfur situation during a UN simulation at school.

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