Balloons lift downtown house

Balloons lift downtown house

There are 33 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Aug 30, 2009, titled Balloons lift downtown house. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

When Sunrise Rotary Club President Michael Bethke read about Colby Curtin, a 10-year-old girl from Huntington Beach whose last wish before succumbing to vascular cancer in mid-June was to see the Disney-Pixar movie "Up," he was moved to re-evaluate his priorities.

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loweroceanlocal

Santa Cruz, CA

#22 Sep 1, 2009
why the heck do you guys have to turn this positive article into an argument about the environment....pagan hater is no better than the guy who was whining about the environment, just whining about liberals instead....i think this guy has a great idea, god bless him for his effort, i hope he is successful
Lisa Buell

Felton, CA

#23 Sep 1, 2009
We will be there with baloons on!!!!
ssssseriously

Oakley, CA

#24 Sep 1, 2009
the title of the article is deliberately misleading and completely false. No downtown house has been lifted by balloons. The media lies.
Coulrophobia

Alviso, CA

#26 Sep 1, 2009
second and third thoughts wrote:
The thought behind rasing money for ill children is a good one. But please tell us--- what do you plan to do with 17,000 latex balloons after the event? Release them into the sky?
Tell me you don't plan to pollute!
Please tell us you have thought this part though.
17k helium balloons released at once would not only be an environmental hazard, and blatantly irresponsible, it might be a hazard for airplanes. Balloons don't pop until about five miles up. I suppose this guy could raise extra money by letting people take potshots at the balloons with a BB gun after the experiment is completed. What else can you do with so many balloons? Tie them to Becky Johnson and NordicKahn and watch them float away?

Now there's an idea.

This is a great cause, and I'm sure the kids will have fun with it. I do agree that it makes an awful lot of waste, though. Maybe someone will turn it into a documentary, tie it into the movie DVD somehow, and raise more money

Since: Sep 09

United States

#29 Sep 1, 2009
Send a check to www.wish.org . The Make-A-Wish Foundation actually get things done and serves the exact need stated here.

If this guy raises $340,000, he will be the champion fund raiser for the decade. What will happen is nothing. You'd think a Rotarian would know better.

Add a bake sale, a half marathon and all the other useless feel-good fund raisers and the total will be the usual few hundred raised.

Raising funds for anything is hard, for charity it's even harder.
Coulrophobia

Alviso, CA

#30 Sep 2, 2009
Percy, you rant about other people's "manners", and you post a bunch of hate. Hemorrhoids bothering you today, sweet pea?
local teacher

United States

#31 Sep 2, 2009
great community outreach but the balloon thing just doesn't make any sense in this day and age. weird timing on that one...
What

Berkeley, CA

#32 Sep 2, 2009
Your post and Percy's post sound the same to me.
Sykes

North Vancouver, Canada

#33 Sep 2, 2009
in SC County wrote:
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Can't you people give anybody a break!!! Everytime you idiots open your mouths, mmakes me want to go out and do something like pollute the earth. Lighten up
Why would that give you that reaction? You live on the earth too. If you feel inclined to throw a tantrum and pollute the earth, you're doing harm to your own home too.
Diana

Santa Cruz, CA

#34 Sep 2, 2009
Pagan Hater wrote:
Amen to translation! The obsudities of liberal Green freaks makes me ill. I'll trade a few turles burping ballons if it makes a dying child happy. Maybe I can feed some ballons to you moron's! Score: Dying Child 17,000, Turles 0
No reason we can't use our brains to raise money for kids and not kill a bunch of wildlife doing so. Sounds like this guy is considerate and will at least try to catch the balloons. Far better than someone whose moniker is highly offensive. What are you, a f***ing nazi?
santa cruz

United States

#35 Sep 2, 2009
in SC County wrote:
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Can't you people give anybody a break!!! Everytime you idiots open your mouths, mmakes me want to go out and do something like pollute the earth. Lighten up
Here Here
kids love turtles

Santa Cruz, CA

#38 Sep 2, 2009
Wouldn't the kids be happier if no turtles were harmed in the creation of their charity? Doesn't seem too hard to raise money without the kids feeling guilty that a bunch of turtles choked on balloons. In fact, I see a market for biodegradable balloons. Green jobs, healthy kids, happy turtles...
Sue Brooks

Kapaa, HI

#39 Nov 28, 2009
second and third thoughts wrote:
The thought behind raising money for ill children is a good one. But please tell us--- what do you plan to do with 17,000 latex balloons after the event? Release them into the sky?
Tell me you don't plan to pollute!
Please tell us you have thought this part though.
Colby will be watching from Heaven, thinking how awesome,and cool, and "sweet" this all is! And yes, Colby would be concerned about environmental issues also. I will buy a balloon and hope it helps the children with cancer. Colby was/is a beautiful spirit and example of what we should do for each other. Prayers for all, and thank you for being touched by Colby's story, as she is our Angel "Up" there!
Colby's Aunt, Honolulu, Hawaii

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