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Romney's "well-intentioned but ill-conceived" event in Ohio may hinder aid

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Flintlocker, Oct 30, 2012.


  1. Flintlocker

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    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 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 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.”
     

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    Screw them. Drive the busses in and distribute the food yourself.
     

  3. SCmasterblaster

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    They want the government to do this.
     
  4. Jim in MI

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    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.
     
  5. jeanderson

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    Every bit of "goods" go to those in need. There is no % taken off the top or payment made from goods instead of money.
     
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    I see its becoming painful to deal with the Messiah being voted out next week...


    Sent with Probably Cause and Irrisputable Proof.
     
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    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.

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    The Messiah? JC was the Messiah.
     
  10. Goaltender66

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    And, of course, if you give goods directly you can't be forced to support feel-good things like:


    See, it's not enough to give a refugee a blanket...that blanket must have been purchased from an approved person.
     
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  11. sheriff733

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    To the left, Obozo is their Messiah.


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  12. John Rambo

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    Nah, he was a raving drunken schizophrenic vandal. Obama is the real Messiah.
     
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    Enough of this junk. Jesus Christ was the Christian Messiah.
     
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  16. IndyGunFreak

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    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.

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