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Ungrateful People
Septemeber 2, 2005 | stan25

Posted on 09/02/2005 12:50:00 PM PDT by stan_25

In the middest of the chaos and despair, that is in the City of New Orleans, there have been people waiting for at least three days for food and water. The media has been squawking the loudest about the slowness of the food convoys. When a truckload of MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) finally arrived in to help feed the masses, that have not had any food or water; you would think that these people would be grateful.

That seems to be not the case in the eyes of some people. Yes, that is right, there are some people that have refused to have anything to do with the MREs. A case in point, a woman that was hollering the loudest about not having anything to eat, was handed an MRE and refused it. The reason? It had not been heated.

Well sister, I hope that you can live for a few more days. It is going to quite awhile before there is any way to serve up any hot meals. The only way that there might be any hot food, is if you build a campfire and cook food that way. I doubt that you would be able to find any food to cook over a campfire anyway, as the government won’t there to hand out the food to cook or to make the fire for you.

If our troops in the field in Iraq and Afghanistan can gain weight by eating MREs, surely you can subsist on these for a few days. The same troops that are subsisting on these MREs and have been for the last 2.5 years, seem to take it all in stride as a part of doing business.


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1 posted on 09/02/2005 12:50:01 PM PDT by stan_25
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To: stan_25

Perfect Democratic voter.


2 posted on 09/02/2005 12:51:34 PM PDT by pbear8 (Laus Semper Deus)
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To: stan_25

Where did you hear this? Do you have a source?


3 posted on 09/02/2005 12:52:04 PM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: stan_25
"A case in point, a woman that was hollering the loudest about not having anything to eat, was handed an MRE and refused it. The reason? It had not been heated."

Well forget her. When she gets hungry enough she'll eat one cold.
4 posted on 09/02/2005 12:52:17 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: stan_25

Taking care of them is job one and doing the right thing should be thanks enough.


5 posted on 09/02/2005 12:53:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: stan_25
If our troops in the field in Iraq and Afghanistan can gain weight by eating MREs

??? Maybe if they trade for the mint chocolate chip pound cake...hmmmmmm

6 posted on 09/02/2005 12:53:22 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: stan_25
I don't know what sort of MRE's were distributed but most of the dinner entrees are indeed unfit to eat without being heated. I am not defending the rabble but the 'ready to eat' portion of MRE needs to have the fine print read.
7 posted on 09/02/2005 12:53:41 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: stan_25

Well sister, ... The only way that there might be any hot food, is if you build a campfire and cook food that way

Please do not encourage them to start fires.


8 posted on 09/02/2005 12:53:45 PM PDT by rineaux (hardcore)
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To: Texas_Jarhead
MMMMM!!!! MRE! Oh yes! My favorite were the BBQ weiners! The only thing I could never really stomach was Chicken Ala-King...yech...:-)

I was USAF/AD for 13 years and gained weight on the things. :-) Everybody else though (USAF weenies) seemed to hate em though.
9 posted on 09/02/2005 12:53:56 PM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: stan_25

I'd rather do a deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan than deploy to New Orleans. At least the people in those countries show gratitude.


10 posted on 09/02/2005 12:54:20 PM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: hiredhand
Where did you hear this?

I just heard Hannity mention it a few minutes back, when Greta was on air.
11 posted on 09/02/2005 12:54:37 PM PDT by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: stan_25

As I said earlier, "Thank for saving my life BUT where is my Steak Dinner?"


12 posted on 09/02/2005 12:54:48 PM PDT by msnimje (TAKE CNN OFF YOUR REMOTE - THEY ARE THE ENEMY OF THE US)
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To: andyk

OH.....thanks!


13 posted on 09/02/2005 12:55:19 PM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: stan_25

"Ungrateful" - are you for real, or just a bit dim? This is not a term anyone with an ounce of compassion would use to describe someone stranded in New Orleans right now. Shame on you.


14 posted on 09/02/2005 12:55:31 PM PDT by NeilC
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To: stan_25

Aren't you being unreasonable ?

How the hell is she going to make a campfire unless the government gives her some matches?

Geez ...


15 posted on 09/02/2005 12:55:32 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: stan_25

Aren't you being unreasonable ?

How the hell is she going to make a campfire unless the government gives her some matches?

Geez ...


16 posted on 09/02/2005 12:55:34 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: stan_25

This woman was on BOR last night complaining about the cold MRE.


17 posted on 09/02/2005 12:55:39 PM PDT by msnimje (TAKE CNN OFF YOUR REMOTE - THEY ARE THE ENEMY OF THE US)
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To: stan_25

Any source? Or are we to not only believe ~you~ on this story, but also make this attitude representative of all those people?

Why post this?
You want to discourage rescuers from helping?
You want people to stop wanting to donate?
Or do you wasn to feel justified if you do nothing?


18 posted on 09/02/2005 12:56:45 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: msnimje

Good thing they're not still issuing C-RATS! ...now those were sorta nasty...


19 posted on 09/02/2005 12:57:10 PM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: stan_25

Just how many pounds of food and water Did the NAACP disaster relief fund send and when did it get there.


20 posted on 09/02/2005 12:57:17 PM PDT by zipp_city
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To: stan_25
I have eaten lots of MREs good stuff for the most part. Even better when your hungry.

But then I would have been killing and eating the dogs,cats,rats ect before today.

21 posted on 09/02/2005 12:57:53 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: HairOfTheDog; stan_25

See #11


22 posted on 09/02/2005 12:57:59 PM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: hiredhand

I saw a woman on FOX at the Astrodome complaining about the MREs at the SuperDome. I'd have told her to shut up and be greatful. She was negligent by not evacuating when told and not having proper emergency rations for such a storm. The gaul of some people...


23 posted on 09/02/2005 12:58:24 PM PDT by RochesterFan
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To: hiredhand

I saw it live on Bill O'Reilly last night. She acted like she was offended to offered something our troops subsist on for days. Sorry it wasn't filet mignon to your liking lady.


24 posted on 09/02/2005 12:58:31 PM PDT by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: hiredhand

I saw 2 people on foxnews last night. the woman said the food wasn;t heated and that "nobody could eat that stuff".

I'm sure she has no problem eating greasy KFC.


25 posted on 09/02/2005 12:59:27 PM PDT by Jaysin
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To: riverrunner

Bleh....rats....ya have to pretend they are Squirrils when you skin em so it doesn't bother you as much. ;-)


26 posted on 09/02/2005 12:59:39 PM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: ladtx

Was she an ethnic?


27 posted on 09/02/2005 1:01:00 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: stan_25

That complaining woman should have read the bloody directions- there's a heating pouch in every MRE. All you do is add water to the heating pouch and put the meal pouch in it (and it gets so damn hot you can burn yourself with it). By the way- you don't need potable water to do this, floodwater would work perfectly well- and there's plenty of that around. Hell, you can even start the heating pouch with urine if you have to.


28 posted on 09/02/2005 1:01:20 PM PDT by musical_airman (I never get into bloody Taglinius Freerepulicus! What about MY self esteem? ;))
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To: Jaysin
The more I think of this, the more I think that a hungry person who turns DOWN an MRE just isn't hungry ENOUGH yet. Now granted, I'd rather heat them up myself, but having no heat doesn't make them inedible. For this woman to say this with so many people who know otherwise makes her out to be a liar, or an idiot... or both.
29 posted on 09/02/2005 1:01:36 PM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: stan_25
Thanks for this post and your comments. Excuse my typo's as I type this, because a lot of this has so many upset. But your thoughts remind me, take me back, decades back, it was just past the Berkeley-Oakland city border in the S.F. Bay Area, some leftist group pulled in with a truck full of food - I actually can't remember what went wrong at the time, I think it was some sort of post-riot, in those days I was younger, more stupid, I drove over to the area to watch. I was probably 1972 or 1974. When did the "People's Temple" thing happen? Before or after that? I *think* it was the Jim Jones people, the Temple from S.F., they had the truck, the food. So I pull up, and the fools start to try and distribute the food to those who needed it - it starts going out of control. These people were not grateful - in fact, I recall the exact same words "it wasn't heated" and such. Then it starts to become violent, the food distribution turns into literally throwing the supplies from the truck out. Then the "people" who should be grateful, they are then literally attacking and looting the truck. Some start to throw cans in a violent manner at each other, and at cars. I get out of there. Later the police had to come to save those who wanted to distribute the food.

I recall years ago, I actually went along with some charity to distribute food in S.F. near the Mayor's office. This was the first, and only time, I would do so. It wasn't a good experience. I remember being given instructions on how the distribution would work, as the vehicles where parked, then as a table was setup, and the operation started. I could not even believe what I started seeing. They would take the plate of food, taste it, these were druggies, drunks, as well as younger punk types who were bums and all, and would THROW the plate down on the ground as if the food wasn't good enough. It got much worse. I decided to leave on my own. We were being threatened as well. I heard only two "thank you(s)". It all comes down to moral values of these in the community on the receiving end. Really, that is what it comes down to. Sure, there was some good done, but over all, it was a scary experience. Scary, man.

30 posted on 09/02/2005 1:01:39 PM PDT by Brian_Baldwin
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To: hiredhand

Touting this kind of story can only SUCK the wind out of people who need our encouragement: the rescuers and those raising money and volunteers to bring aid.


31 posted on 09/02/2005 1:02:21 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: hiredhand

I saw one woman complain about it on O'Reilly--hadn't had a hot meal in days.


32 posted on 09/02/2005 1:02:36 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: msnimje
This woman was on BOR last night complaining about the cold MRE.

Actually, she was complaining about the taste of the MRE's and the fact no one had given them hot meals the whole time. Oh, and she was having to drink water.

I keep telling myself out of all the people affected so terribly, these are but a tiny percentage.

33 posted on 09/02/2005 1:02:41 PM PDT by eyespysomething (Quid quid latine dictum sit, altum videtur)
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To: robowombat
What! :)
I had to eat a few last year between
Hurricanes Frances and Jeanine
They have everything you need and a chemical
reaction is used to heat the food product.
Now not 5 star by any means but I've had
worse tasting frozen dinners!
34 posted on 09/02/2005 1:02:50 PM PDT by groovychick (I have nothing to say for myself)
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To: stan_25
THERE IS NO FOOD AT THE SUPERDOME, THE MSM TELLS ME SO IT MUST BE TRUE

At the Superdome, the Haynes family eats military rations and even uses the box as a bed for four-month-old Alison. Lexus, age 4, left, and Ariel, 5, right, have been staying at the Superdome and will probably be there a few more days.

35 posted on 09/02/2005 1:03:34 PM PDT by BurbankKarl (u)
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To: cripplecreek
"Taking care of them is job one and doing the right thing should be thanks enough."

You are right it "should be enough" but in all honesty, cripplecreek, I think we are getting tired as a Country and as individuals of being spat upon when we try to lend a helping hand.

The good feeling usually felt when helping someone seems to have disappeared at least in my heart.

I was thinking about driving my RV from Western New York to LA, AL, or MS to loan to one family but after seeing the rape of a city I'll stay home. I don't like feeling that way but that's how it is.

36 posted on 09/02/2005 1:03:39 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (I have the biggest organ in my town {;o))
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To: hiredhand
Where did you hear this? Do you have a source?

I saw her interviewed on Bill O'Reilly last night. I would have sworn she was over medicated, 'or something'.

37 posted on 09/02/2005 1:03:42 PM PDT by Iowa Granny (Be nice to your children, they will someday be selecting your Nursing Home)
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To: RochesterFan; All
Speaking of people who didn't evacuate and could have...

Read this link. It was posted on an earlier thread here on FR. There are some good stats about who stayed, and who left...among other things.

http://tiadaily.com/php-bin/news/showArticle.php?id=1026

I think it should be required reading for anybody following the gulf coast tragedy.
38 posted on 09/02/2005 1:03:45 PM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: hiredhand

I saw this woman on Fox News last night....... Ungrateful......Disgraceful......


39 posted on 09/02/2005 1:03:57 PM PDT by Remember Ruby Ridge (What happened to personal responsibility?)
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To: stan_25

I saw that woman being interviewed last night on O'Reilly. She said the MRE's weren't heated..."CRACKERS...that ain't FOOD!". Wonder how many people know how many days, weeks amd months of MRE's sustain our combat troops?


40 posted on 09/02/2005 1:03:59 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Lorianne
How the hell is she going to make a campfire unless the government gives her some matches?

What, you actually expect her to gather the wood, pile it up and strike the match? You, you, ..... uncaring right-winger!

41 posted on 09/02/2005 1:04:27 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC ("Anytime a liberal squeals in outrage, an angel gets its wings!" - gidget7)
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To: HairOfTheDog
Or are we to not only believe ~you~ on this story, but also make this attitude representative of all those people?

Don't you know it more fun to focus on the few complainers versus the many who gratefully took the rations?

42 posted on 09/02/2005 1:04:41 PM PDT by LWalk18
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To: HairOfTheDog

This woman is certainly not representative of the bulk of the people still in New Orleans, but there are, no doubt, some people there who just gripe and gripe and gripe about anything and everything people do for them.

Everyone should donate, generously, but I would never take a woman like this into my home, no matter how desperate she is.


43 posted on 09/02/2005 1:04:56 PM PDT by sinkspur (It is time for those of us who have much to share with those who have nothing.)
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To: robowombat
I don't know what sort of MRE's were distributed but most of the dinner entrees are indeed unfit to eat without being heated

I haven't eaten every MRE entree there is, but all the ones that I have tried are edible without heating. Anyone who turns it down on that basis just isn't hungry enough yet. Which is fine: it leaves more for the other people.

44 posted on 09/02/2005 1:05:08 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: stan_25

Per usual the Democrat Base in New Orleans is making things run smoothly /sarcasm.


45 posted on 09/02/2005 1:05:11 PM PDT by faithincowboys
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To: robowombat
MRE's come with heat tabs. But then she probably couldn't read the directions.

If they're throwing the MRE's back, I'd say they've had plenty to eat, contrary to the MSM propaganda.

46 posted on 09/02/2005 1:05:15 PM PDT by colorado tanker (The People Have Spoken)
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To: ncountylee
Lock your doors! The dreaded PC POLICE have zeroed in on YOUR location and are on their way NOW!

You're so diplomatic. :-)
47 posted on 09/02/2005 1:05:30 PM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: LWalk18

Not for me, I'm tired of it. :~D


48 posted on 09/02/2005 1:05:51 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: robowombat

If you're starving to death-- you eat it and don't complain. PERIOD!!!!


49 posted on 09/02/2005 1:06:14 PM PDT by faithincowboys
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To: stan_25

When the b*tch gets hungry enough, she'll close her chops and start eating.


50 posted on 09/02/2005 1:06:28 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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