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Flintlocker
10-30-2012, 12:07
http://www.salon.com/2012/10/30/romneys_unhelpful_storm_relief/singleton/

This undoubtedly comes from a good place and with good intentions, but is hardly a substitute for the relief efforts — in fact, it may actually hinder them. The Red Cross, for which Romney is soliciting donations, doesn’t even accept goods. “Unfortunately, due to logistical constraints the Red Cross does not accept or solicit individual donations or collections of items. Items such as collected food, used clothing and shoes must be sorted, cleaned, repackaged and transported which impedes the valuable resources (http://www.redcross.org/help-faq) of money, time, and personnel,” the NGO’s website explains. With financial donations, they can buy exactly what is needed closer to the site, and it helps stimulate the local economy in the process.


As Stacy Palmer, the editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, explained (http://www.npr.org/2011/03/18/134644084/disaster-relief-how-to-make-your-donation-count) to NPR last year after Japan’s tsunami, ”Lots of people coming in with lots of donated goods often, instead of helping, gets in the way of really efficient disaster recovery.”

John Rambo
10-30-2012, 12:18
Screw them. Drive the busses in and distribute the food yourself.

SCmasterblaster
10-30-2012, 12:24
Screw them. Drive the busses in and distribute the food yourself.

They want the government to do this.

Jim in MI
10-30-2012, 12:26
So basically the Red Cross just wants your money, and to heck with you if you bypass the middleman (the Red Cross)so they can't take their cut.

jeanderson
10-30-2012, 12:26
So it's all up to big government, right?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/30/opinion/a-big-storm-requires-big-government.html

concretefuzzynuts
10-30-2012, 12:33
Every bit of "goods" go to those in need. There is no % taken off the top or payment made from goods instead of money.

sheriff733
10-30-2012, 12:34
I see its becoming painful to deal with the Messiah being voted out next week...


Sent with Probably Cause and Irrisputable Proof.

DOC44
10-30-2012, 12:40
JUST LISTENED TO rOMNEY THANKING PEOPLE FOR DONATING FOOD AND STUFF AND THAY HAVE MADE ARRANVEMENTS FOR IT TO BE SHIPPED TO AN ORGANIZATION THAT WOULD DISTRIBUTE IT TO THOSE IN NEED.

Doc44

SCmasterblaster
10-30-2012, 12:47
I see its becoming painful to deal with the Messiah being voted out next week...


Sent with Probably Cause and Irrisputable Proof.

The Messiah? JC was the Messiah.

Goaltender66
10-30-2012, 12:50
And, of course, if you give goods directly you can't be forced to support feel-good things like:



Why did the American Red Cross establish its Supplier Diversity initiative?

The American Red Cross is committed to integrating diversity into all our business strategies and decisions. As part of this commitment, we are dedicated to increasing diversity among those with whom we do business. This means doing business with diverse suppliers.

The Supplier Diversity Program (SDP) of the Red Cross is designed to strengthen our organization and our communities by proactively seeking woman, disabled, and minority business enterprises (WMBEs) who represent the communities we serve.


See, it's not enough to give a refugee a blanket...that blanket must have been purchased from an approved person.

sheriff733
10-30-2012, 12:50
The Messiah? JC was the Messiah.

To the left, Obozo is their Messiah.


Sent with Probably Cause and Irrisputable Proof.

John Rambo
10-30-2012, 12:54
The Messiah? JC was the Messiah.

Nah, he was a raving drunken schizophrenic vandal. Obama is the real Messiah.

SCmasterblaster
10-30-2012, 13:09
Nah, he was a raving drunken schizophrenic vandal. Obama is the real Messiah.

Enough of this junk. Jesus Christ was the Christian Messiah.

wjv
10-30-2012, 14:17
Enough of this junk. Jesus Christ was the Christian Messiah.

sar·casm/ˈsärˌkazəm/
Noun:
The use of irony to mock or convey contempt.

cowboy1964
10-30-2012, 15:01
Salon.com

:rofl:
:wavey:

IndyGunFreak
10-30-2012, 15:03
just listened to romney thanking people for donating food and stuff and thay have made arranvements for it to be shipped to an organization that would distribute it to those in need.

Doc44

looks like flintlicker's thread just backfired.... Again!

Don't worry, 7 more days, and you won't have to subject yourself to this anymore.

IGF