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Staten Island Borough President: Donít Give Money to the Red Cross
Politicker ^ | 11-1-2012 | Colin Campbell

Posted on 11/01/2012 9:26:20 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot

At a press conference this morning on Staten Island, a host of local officials, including Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, gathered to highlight the needs of the hard-hit borough in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. And, although many pols spoke, no one was more impassioned than Borough President James Molinaro, who called the Red Cross an “absolute disgrace” and even urged the public to cease giving them contributions.

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Totally speechless.

The same bunch of politicians that made hay of Katrina, but it is all Bush's fault.

1 posted on 11/01/2012 9:26:24 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

Well, for years now, at FR, we have seen that the Red Cross isn’t always what they appear to be...


2 posted on 11/01/2012 9:28:49 AM PDT by Professional
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To: Professional

Maybe the red cross had already given all the money to some muslim charity? They have needs too...


3 posted on 11/01/2012 9:30:25 AM PDT by Professional
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To: Professional

Muslim charities need belts, scarves, American flags that are not flame retardant, black markers, and used cars and trucks...


4 posted on 11/01/2012 9:31:58 AM PDT by Professional
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To: Sir Napsalot

I have a recollection of veterans saying the Salvation Army was far more attentive to their needs than the Red Cross. Who is in charge there now?


5 posted on 11/01/2012 9:33:47 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Sir Napsalot

***called the Red Cross an “absolute disgrace” and even urged the public to cease giving them contributions. ***

Maybe he remembers what the Red Cross did in WWII to cause lots of people to loose faith in them.


6 posted on 11/01/2012 9:35:10 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Sir Napsalot

Don’t like Ted Cross either, but good grief, what does this guy expect? This is a major catastrophe and no one, not even the government, can get aid to people instantaneously. It’s going to take time.


7 posted on 11/01/2012 9:35:17 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Sir Napsalot

Its because donations to the red cross go into a fund that helps all sorts of places. Now that he has a disaster in his little world he wants all funds to go directly to his mob controlled accounts.

I watched one crying New Yorker going “ this kind of thing is supposed to happen in Missouri or Florida...sob sob....NOT HERE!”

Douche


8 posted on 11/01/2012 9:35:35 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Professional

The priority of the pols in NY is to get the money flowing again in Manhattan.
The residential areas with damage are a secondary priority. They need the tax cash flow.
We have a friend who has most of their family in coastal NY and they all have l8” to 9 ft. of water in their houses. No sign of relief.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 9:35:45 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Sir Napsalot

Don’t like Ted Cross either, but good grief, what does this guy expect? This is a major catastrophe and no one, not even the government, can get aid to people instantaneously. It’s going to take time.


10 posted on 11/01/2012 9:36:05 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Sir Napsalot

That was despicable. If W was still the President, I’m sure the Red Cross would not have been the target of that man’s blame.

If he really wants to hit the blame target with his finger, he should get closer to a mirror.


11 posted on 11/01/2012 9:36:20 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: Sir Napsalot
James Molinaro, who called the Red Cross an “absolute disgrace”

He's actually right, you know.

After 9/11/01 I headed an effort that brought in thousands of $$ to help. I contacted the Red Cross to make sure our money would benefit New York - and learned that the dollar you give the Red Cross after such a disaster might just as easily go to giving a condom to some yahoo in Africa.

They take in all the money people donate and they spend it in accordance with their own set of (leftist) priorities.

We ended up giving our $$ to an organization that directly helped the New York fire and police departments.

12 posted on 11/01/2012 9:36:49 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: originalbuckeye

Gee, the CEO of the Red Cross makes only $600,000 per year. They would be a lot more effective if they paid thier CEO $6,000,000/s


13 posted on 11/01/2012 9:37:11 AM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Sir Napsalot

So Romney was right again.


14 posted on 11/01/2012 9:37:30 AM PDT by Axelsrd
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To: Sir Napsalot

Years ago, I was at the edge of a pretty good flood and got to see the Red Cross in “action.”

I’ll never give those clowns a penny again.

Give your money to a good church where it’ll go to good charity use.


15 posted on 11/01/2012 9:38:34 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Sir Napsalot

actually the red cross has a host of money direction issues.

you never know to where the money goes.

remember the 9/11 money? katrina money? other relief money?

they come in, photo op with their red cross vests, and move on.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 9:38:47 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I heard that Obama blew up the dikes to kill white people. Turnabout is fair play.


17 posted on 11/01/2012 9:38:51 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sir Napsalot

Hello! Wasn’t Mitt just excoriated by the MSM for collecting goods - and NOT sending the money to the Red Cross??!!!


18 posted on 11/01/2012 9:39:09 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I would like to see the Red Cross’s response. This storm did a lot of damage over a large area and impacted roads and fuel supplies. Maybe there was too much happening for the Red Cross to be able to react as soon as they wanted. I wonder if anyone in the Government contacted the Red Cross beforehand and asked them if they could quickly get set up, and what the Government could do to assist them?


19 posted on 11/01/2012 9:39:56 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: fatnotlazy
This is a major catastrophe and no one, not even the government, can get aid to people instantaneously. It’s going to take time.

You may want to check where all the Red Cross funds targeted for the Haiti earthquake ended up before you start complaining about your fellow FReepers and the bad taste this organization has left in many mouths.

20 posted on 11/01/2012 9:40:21 AM PDT by ssaftler (Romney: "Attacking me is not an agenda")
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To: Sir Napsalot

Great to hear that there are still strong outspoken Conservatives in New York like James Molinaro.


21 posted on 11/01/2012 9:40:29 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Professional
How many of those whiners are Red Cross VOLUNTEERS?
Red Cross VOLUNTEERS who do the heavy lifting are Moms and Pops and working people, not paid administrators who plan, recruit and train them

How can these people who refused to evacuate now bitch about Bloomberg using resources to open the tunnels? No rescue equipment no food supplies or volunteers can get to them until the tunnels are open

Schumer et al... in front of a camera, imagine that

Typical bunch of jackass politicians trying to look all
important, then being chauffeured back to their luxury homes guarded by armed guards

22 posted on 11/01/2012 9:41:28 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: fatnotlazy

That Ted Cross sounds like a really lazy guy.


23 posted on 11/01/2012 9:41:40 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Bbbbbutt I thought that we were supposed to donate to the Red Cross??! That collecting food and clothes was inappropriate and only a thinly veiled political stunt??
24 posted on 11/01/2012 9:42:00 AM PDT by carolinablonde
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To: Sir Napsalot

About 11 years ago the Red Cross in San Diego received a lot of donations to help local fire victims. The San Diego chapter of the Red Cross spent the money on a new phone system and expensive office furniture. They are a truly disgusting organization with a long history of corruption. I would never give them one dime.


25 posted on 11/01/2012 9:42:12 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Sir Napsalot

The Red Cross has been a scam for decades, ask any WWII vet in the pacific (if you can find any left) about them... Yep in a war zone during war, they charged the GI’s for their cup of Joe...

Salvation Army always gets most to those in need.

I am not saying the Red Cross does no good works, but they are slimy. For example they were allowed by J&J who holds the trademark on the red cross in the US to use it for their organization in an agreement made long ago, now Red Cross is being sued by J&J because they are producing products with the logo on them under licensing agreements and selling them.

They are SLIMY.. always have been, always will be.

Obviously yes, they have helped millions over the years, but they are not fully focussed on that, and a lot of money “disappears” on its way to those they do help.


26 posted on 11/01/2012 9:43:58 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Sir Napsalot; All
To clarify, I personally do not choose Red Cross (American or otherwise) as my chosen charity designations.

But...... that is beside the point of posting this article.

27 posted on 11/01/2012 9:44:31 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Prior to IKE some of us in Texas had generators, extra food, water, GASOLINE, etc.

The storm hit. The next day we were out with chain saws cutting away the downed trees and cleaning up. Everybody pitched in and within days things were back to running pretty smoothly.

The federal government? FEMA? The Red Cross? Never saw them. Never needed them.


28 posted on 11/01/2012 9:44:46 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Molinaro is the first registered Conservative to be elected Borough Prez of Staten Island.

BTW, FWIW, most of the money raised in the September 11th telethon did NOT go to the people in need.

29 posted on 11/01/2012 9:44:55 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: Professional

The Red Cross has been not worth horse dung since WW2. Salvation army is better and the head of it doesn’t make millions...


30 posted on 11/01/2012 9:47:14 AM PDT by goat granny (.)
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Its because donations to the red cross go into a fund that helps all sorts of places.

That's part of the problem with the Red Cross. When people donate to a disaster they naturally expect their money will be used where they targeted it to go. Also, the top dog at Red Cross supposedly makes $500,000 a year. That isn't charity but it almost certainly comes from donations. I agree with Romney that charitable work is best done on the local level. I never give money in cases like this but I will gladly buy canned goods, water, diapers, and blankets and donate them. Those kinds of things are harder to misappropriate (through corruption or ineptness) than cash is.

31 posted on 11/01/2012 9:48:12 AM PDT by An American In Dairyland
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To: Enterprise

LOL! I should learn to proofread.


32 posted on 11/01/2012 9:48:41 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

Let he who has never goofed in a post raise their right hand and so swear. (Notice, I don’t have my right hand raised.)


33 posted on 11/01/2012 9:50:23 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Sir Napsalot

In 92, I worked with a gal that had come from Red Cross. She had been making 6 figures there, and told me that whatever she could get in contributions, she made a 10% commission. She specifically worked at contributions from large corporations.


34 posted on 11/01/2012 9:55:53 AM PDT by Professional
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To: blueunicorn6

You do know the Obama blew up the dikes to kill white people thing was completely false, don’t you?

The selected breaching of the dikes was an Army Corps of Engineers action plan set in place years before Obama was president. When water was to reach a certain level the dikes were to be breached. Well the water reached a certain level and the dikes were breached.


35 posted on 11/01/2012 9:56:29 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: forgotten man

If you want your money spent properly do the following:
1. Give to your “local church.”
2. Give to the Salvation Army.
3. If you are able, give needed supplies etc. directly to those in need.

Stay the hell away from the Red Cross.


36 posted on 11/01/2012 9:58:00 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Easy to blame a charity for slow response. What about people bearing some responsibility for their own situation?

How much have those cities paid in taxes over the last five years and what is their government doing besides blaming the RC?


37 posted on 11/01/2012 10:01:33 AM PDT by RedhairRedhair (I STILL love my (scab made) Toyota)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Clara Barton is rolling over in her grave.


38 posted on 11/01/2012 10:03:19 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I have had direct and personal experience with the Red Cross in a major disaster. They are vultures. I’ll never give them another penny.

Salvation Army provides almost all of their money to the people who need it and as soon as they can.

Here is a brief rundown of why I don’t like the Red Cross and will not support them.

1. RC will set on the side lines until a federal disaster declaration is made. Why? That triggers their FEMA reimbursement contract. That’s right. RC won’t help until they get paid by FEMA.
2. We fed 1500 people a meal for 4 days on our own. With the federal declaration RC swept in to take over our mess hall. Somehow all the well fed happy people had been fed wrong. Did you know you can’t move a roasted chicken from the oven to the serving line exposed to air? I don’t know any other way to do it.
3. They attempted to condemn relief kitchens at churches piled high with packaged food donations. I suspect they wanted to take the food.
4. They would not help with cots in shelters unless they could take them over. Again... FEMA contract reimbursement

I could go on but no need. NO RED CROSS for me. Local efforts were our best relief. Just people who were OK helping people who were not OK. There are private charities who know what to do and how to organize. So do business leaders and so do just people who need to step up and do something.


39 posted on 11/01/2012 10:05:28 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Sir Napsalot

The same politicians that are “so” concerned about their cities that bumbling Mayor Bumberg pumps $1.1 million into the political campaign of the anti-gun, union-backed Democrat running for the House in....Florida.

Link: http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/01/with-looting-in-the-unarmed-big-apple-nycs-meddling-mayor-pumps-1-1-mil-to-anti-gun-democrat-in-florida/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


40 posted on 11/01/2012 10:08:02 AM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: Sequoyah101

My uncle was in WW2 and said those things donated to the red cross, they make the soldiers pay for them and they haven’t gotten any better since then....but those in charge get a BIG salary....


41 posted on 11/01/2012 10:13:42 AM PDT by goat granny (.)
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To: Sequoyah101

My uncle was in WW2 and said those things donated to the red cross, they make the soldiers pay for them and they haven’t gotten any better since then....but those in charge get a BIG salary....


42 posted on 11/01/2012 10:13:55 AM PDT by goat granny (.)
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To: originalbuckeye
"...I have a recollection of veterans saying the Salvation Army was far more attentive to their needs than the Red Cross. Who is in charge there now?"

I have the same recall. That Red Cross will charge the people they are happening but Salvation Army gets in, gets it done and no charge.

I'm talking of WW ll vets, to current vets. It is not discussed on a national level but when you talk to a vet, they often have the same sentiments.

Check "CHARITY NAVIGATOR" to see where you want your $$$ to go.

They will break down where donations really go to - like administrative $$$, etc.

43 posted on 11/01/2012 10:18:39 AM PDT by hummingbird (Obama campaigns right in our faces. Doesn't bother him at all, does it?)
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To: DainBramage
"Its because donations to the red cross go into a fund that helps all sorts of places. Now that he has a disaster in his little world he wants all funds to go directly to his mob controlled accounts."

Hadn't thought of this angle. Thanks.

44 posted on 11/01/2012 10:21:00 AM PDT by hummingbird (Obama campaigns right in our faces. Doesn't bother him at all, does it?)
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To: Cold Heart

Did you mean Bush? And yes, I was being sarcastic.


45 posted on 11/01/2012 10:24:29 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sir Napsalot

Just ran across this vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE1Huyf2Wn8


46 posted on 11/01/2012 10:25:12 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Sir Napsalot
The actions of the Red Cross in handling blood during the AIDS crisis in the early 80’s assured them of never ever getting a penny of my money. In WWII, every one of my uncles remembered having to cough up a dime for a cup of coffee while the Salvation Army gave it away for free. The vast majority of donations to the Red cross get eaten up by admin costs. I’ve heard that it’s up to 90%. Their execs are the highest compensated people in the non-profit sector. They are a reprehensible organization that should never have the public support that they do.
47 posted on 11/01/2012 10:25:36 AM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: silverleaf
"Schumer et al... in front of a camera, imagine that..."

Rumor has it that 10% of the Sandy Deaths are attributed to innocent bystanders that were unlucky enough to be between Chucky Schumer and the TV cameras.

48 posted on 11/01/2012 10:26:36 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Professional
In 92, I worked with a gal that had come from Red Cross. She had been making 6 figures there, and told me that whatever she could get in contributions, she made a 10% commission. She specifically worked at contributions from large corporations.

Maybe the corporations wouldn't be so happy to know they're giving 10% of their donation to one individual. But that actually seems like a pretty smart way to incentivize fundraisers, especially if the commissions form the bulk of their salary. Hopefully most of the other 90% goes for it's intended purpose.

49 posted on 11/01/2012 10:27:23 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: Professional
In 92, I worked with a gal that had come from Red Cross. She had been making 6 figures there, and told me that whatever she could get in contributions, she made a 10% commission. She specifically worked at contributions from large corporations.

Maybe the corporations wouldn't be so happy to know they're giving 10% of their donation to one individual. But that actually seems like a pretty smart way to incentivize fundraisers, especially if the commissions form the bulk of their salary. Hopefully most of the other 90% goes for it's intended purpose.

50 posted on 11/01/2012 10:27:26 AM PDT by wideminded
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