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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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KEYWORDS: molinaro; redcross; salvationarmy; sandy; statenisland
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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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