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  • FDA Cancels Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Males

    12/22/2015 8:35:27 AM PST · by chuckee · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 21, 2015
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nullified a 30-year ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. The FDA ban, which went into effect during the 1980s AIDS crisis, prohibited blood from gay men as a way to stop transmission of HIV. Many early cases of AIDS and HIV resulted from blood transfusions, as was the case with tennis superstar Arthur Ashe. However, the new policy will not accept “donations from men who have had sex with another man in the previous year.” Australia and the United Kingdom also use the 12-month window. “Ultimately, the 12-month deferral window is...
  • FDA Lifts Ban on Blood Donations from Men Who Have Had Sex with Men

    12/21/2015 12:02:09 PM PST · by xzins · 123 replies
    Townhall ^ | 21 Dec 15 | Christine Rousselle
    The Food and Drug Administration has lifted the ban on blood donations from men who have engaged in sexual relations with another man. Now, in order to donate blood, a man will have had to have been abstinent for the period of one year prior to donation. This new policy is similar to the deferral period for a woman who has engaged in sexual activity with a man who had previously sexual activity with another man, or for someone who has traveled to a country where malaria is prevalent. The Food and Drug Administration released final rules on Monday that...
  • Thousands of Red Cross volunteers in Holland won’t help refugees

    11/30/2015 7:25:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Dutch News ^ | November 30, 2015
    Thousands of volunteers for the Red Cross in the Netherlands say they are not prepared to help refugees, according to a confidential report in the hands of broadcaster Nos. The organisation carried out a survey of 1,300 of its 30,000 volunteers and found around one in five was unwilling to work with asylum seekers. The reasons given ranged from ‘I’d rather see our borders closed’ to ‘there is nothing for them here’, while others said most refugees are after an easy life. The Red Cross is holding a meeting with officials from all 25 districts on December 15 in an...
  • Israel declares war on Palestinian Red Crescent

    11/14/2015 3:20:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/11/15 | Nitzan Keidar
    Following reports that a Red Crescent ambulance passed by the site of Friday's deadly terrorist attack and ignored the victims as they lay dying, the Israeli government will be launching an international campaign against the organization, which in principle does not treat Jews - despite being bound to treat all casualties regardless off their identity. Israel's Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency service, by contrast, regularly treats Palestinians. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered the foreign ministry to lodge a stern complaint with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, under whose auspices the Red Crescent operates, demanding an...
  • Hamas Lawyers Up With the Help of the Red Cross While Israel Unilaterally Disarms

    08/19/2015 9:45:11 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies ^ | 2015-08-19 | Ben Weingarten
    This past Sunday, The New York Times ran a story encapsulating all that is wrong with the Western worlds approach to extremist Islamic fundamentalism. In a report appearing in its first section, the paper revealed a startling bit of news: Red Cross offers workshops in international law to Hamas. Thats right. The global institution, which claims that it works to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles, is busying conducting seminars for terrorists in Gaza on how they can be, umm, more humanitarian when attacking Israel. Whats next? Teaching table manners to the Taliban? The...
  • WWII Second Lieutenant Queen Elizabeth Is Not A NAZI

    07/19/2015 11:09:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | July 19, 2015 | Andre Walker Walker
    They say some people are born great, whilst others have greatness thrust upon them. Perhaps one of the least likely 20th century heroes is HM The Queen, a woman whose father was forced to become King because of his brother's dereliction of duty. Had her uncle not wanted to marry Wallis Simpson our Queen would not be the woman who symbolizes Britain, but instead would have lived life as a minor Royal attracting little interest from the public. The abdication of King Edward VIII gave Princess Elizabeth's immediate family the most poisonous of all poisoned chalices. Her father had a...
  • Senate passes amendment to ban torture as US policy

    06/16/2015 4:19:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 16, 2015 5:13 PM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    The Senate on Tuesday reaffirmed a ban against torturing detainees and moved ahead on a more than $600 billion defense policy bill that is entangled in a broader fight in Congress about caps on Pentagon and non-military spending. The Senate overwhelmingly voted 78 to 21 to approve an amendment that bolsters current law and makes the U.S. Army Field Manual on interrogations the standard for all interrogations conducted by the U.S. government. It also gives the International Committee of the Red Cross access to every detainee held by the U.S. The vote comes just months after the Senate intelligence committee...
  • UN Medic Trucks Caught Trying to Hide Logo from Public View (Video)

    06/16/2015 5:27:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/16/15 | DAHBOO777
    This footage was taken in Northern Louisiana On June 10th 2015. Notice how the UN logos are covered with brown paper, but the front one has peeled off. I don't like the looks of this. What other types of vehicles are being positioned and where? U S vehicles don't even get my attention when I see them, but UN? This is at least the 5th time that i have reported on UN Vehicles being spotted here in the US. It seems obvious that they are trying to hide their presence, But just got busted! Heads Up Yal! The Big Question...
  • In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief (built 6 permanent homes)

    06/04/2015 6:16:36 AM PDT · by dead · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | Laura Sullivan
    When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever. The American Red Cross vowed to help Haitians rebuild, but after five years the Red Cross' legacy in Haiti is not new roads, or schools, or hundreds of new homes. It's difficult to know where all the money went. NPR and ProPublica went in search of the nearly $500 million and found a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success,...
  • "Rinky-dink" Scott Walkers Secret Weapon

    03/06/2015 12:22:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Slate ^ | March 5, 2015 | etsy Woodruff
    MADISON, WisconsinScott Walker loves the haters. In recent years as Wisconsin has moved further to the right, the mild-mannered preachers son has become in the eyes of his opponents an icon of all that is eviland he seems to relish it. On the stump, the governor is fond of talking up the fact that hes the No. 1 target in America of the labor unions and many others on the left, and the hecklers that seem willing to follow him to the ends of the Earth give him a chance to flex his conservative muscles. They feed the perception that...
  • William Shatner reveals he will miss Leonard Nimoys funeral: I feel really awful

    02/28/2015 1:51:19 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 83 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 28, 2015 | Kirthana Ramisetti
    William Shatner has revealed he will be unable to attend Leonard Nimoys funeral. The actor took to Twitter Saturday to lament that due to prior obligations, he will miss his Star Trek co-star and friends funeral on Sunday. I am currently in FL as I agreed to appear at the Red Cross Ball tonight, he wrote. Leonard's funeral is tomorrow. I can't make it back in time.
  • Media attack on Scott Walker earns failing grade

    02/14/2015 3:08:47 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/14/15 | Jeff Crouere
    Obama could be the true Manchurian candidate, but the liberal media does not have time to investigate, for they are too busy hounding Scott Walker Clearly, the hottest Republican in the country today is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. After a well received speech to Congressman Steve Kings Freedom Summit, Walker has earned media attention and skyrocketed in the polls. Currently, he is in second place in New Hampshire and is leading in Iowa, while he is gaining ground on Florida Governor Jeb Bush nationally. With the rise of Walker come the very predictable attacks from the liberal media. This week,...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasts FDA proposal on gay sex (calls it too restrictive)

    12/24/2014 3:43:50 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | December 23, 2014 | Trevor Eischen
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took to Twitter on Tuesday to criticize the FDAs proposed new policy on blood donations from gay men, saying that while the recommendation is a step forward it is still discriminatory. The liberal legislator and potential 2016 presidential candidate tweeted that the FDA must have courage to set policies based on science in order to commit to building a bigger, safer blood supply through risk-based screenings. The policy, introduced Tuesday by FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, would replace a 30-year-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men with a new rule permitting donations from men...
  • Obamas Onslaught Against Non-Profits

    12/14/2014 5:04:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | December 14, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    With the attempt to limit the deductibility of contributions to charities by high-earners, the Obama Administration has opened a multi-front attack against the American tradition of neighbor helping neighbor and financially successful people turning large portions of their wealth over to charities that improve the American culture in august manners. The governmental power grab competes with the attempts to control the financial sector for its significance and may exceed it in the long-term effect upon our culture. One first has to marvel at how liberals can twist logic to rationalize a tax increase. It happens regularly from the local government...
  • FDA panel wont support eliminating ban on gay men giving blood

    12/10/2014 5:57:39 AM PST · by wagglebee · 43 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/9/14 | Dustin Siggins
    A FDA panel has declined to support lifting the lifetime ban on men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood.The ban, which has been in place for over 30 years, has grown increasingly controversial in light of groups such as the American Red Cross and the American Medical Association joining homosexual activists in saying the ban is based upon unscientific discrimination. However, supporters of the policy say keeping it in place is based on sound science and risk assessment, given that a majority of HIV/AIDS carriers are MSM, and the number of MSM who use condoms to prevent...
  • Obamas reckless disregard of ISIS, Hillary wants a reward for timidity

    08/15/2014 2:57:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8-15-14 | Jennifer Rubin
    His remarks about Ferguson, Mo., and the Michael Brown incident got most of the attention, but the presidents comments on Iraq may be much more important in the long run and certainly more depressing. The president has never recognized and still refuses to accept the threat posed by the Islamic State. ~snip~ So the bottom line is, is that the situation on the mountain has greatly improved and Americans should be very proud of our efforts. Because of the skill and professionalism of our military and the generosity of our people, we broke the ISIL siege of Mount Sinjar,...
  • 'Humanitarian convoy' stops near border with Ukraine

    08/14/2014 12:09:18 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 17:09 14.08.2014 | Steve Rosenberg BBC
    KYIV, August 14 /Ukrinform/. Russia's "humanitarian convoy" stopped in a field before reaching the border with Ukraine, BBC Russian reported. We have turned off the M4 highway, the turning to the Russian town of Donetsk near the border; lorries are parking in a field, BBC's Steve Rosenberg wrote on his Twitter page on Friday.
  • Russian convoy vanishes on road to Ukraine

    08/13/2014 5:41:24 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 24 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | August 13, 2014 | Roland Oliphant
    Ukraine accused Moscow of mounting a cynical attempt to incite a pro-Russian rebellion on Wednesday, as uncertainty surrounded a 262-truck "aid convoy" that appeared to grind to a halt before reaching the border. The stand-off came as violence worsened in eastern Ukraine, with the United Nations announcing that the death toll in the four-month conflict had doubled in the past two weeks to more than 2,000. Government forces are seeking to press their advantage against the pro-Russian rebels, which has stoked fears that the aid convoy is part of a Russian plan to fend off the rebels' seemingly inevitable defeat....
  • Marchuk: Russian convoy splits into two. Eyewitnesses spot soldiers and weapons in one of the parts

    08/13/2014 1:53:41 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 22 replies
    Zik TV ^ | Wednesday 13 august, 2014, 15:44 | Yevhen Marchuk
    The column of Russian trucks, allegedly carrying humanitarian aid to Donbas, has split into two, with one of them heading for Donetsk. Eyewitnesses saw soldiers and weaponry in this column, Yevhen Marchuk, ex-premier and defense minister, wrote in Facebook a couple of hours ago Aug. 13. The column with soldiers may try to enter Ukraine via Russia-controlled border checkpoints, Marchuk writes. The other part, presumably with humanitarian aid, is heading for Rostov.
  • Russian Aid Convoy Nears Ukraine Border, Despite Kyiv's Warnings

    08/13/2014 1:13:56 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL
    A Russian aid convoy of nearly 300 trucks is nearing the Ukraine border, despite warnings from Kyiv the convoy may not be allowed in. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on August 13 denounced Russia's "cynicism" and said Ukraine will accept humanitarian aid only from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Interior Minister Arsen Avakov wrote on Facebook: "No convoy of Putin's will be let through Kharkiv region. A provocation by the cynical aggressor on our territory is unacceptable." Russia says the route of the convoy has been agreed with Kyiv and that once it crosses the border, it will...
  • Russian soldiers brag on Internet about repainting 300 KAMAZ trucks to carry aid

    08/12/2014 11:05:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | Aug. 12, 2014, 3:02 p.m. | | Novoye Vremya, Olena Goncharova
    Amid fears of a full-scale Russian invasion disguised as humanitarian assistance, the Kremlin announced on Aug. 12 that it was sending nearly 300 trucks of humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Although the Russian authorities claimed there was no military cargo in the convoy, soldiers of the Russian army bragged in their social networks that even the trucks themselves were military vehicles, hastily repainted white.
  • Israel Is Not Committing War Crimes in Gaza, Int'l Law Group Responds to Red Cross Accusations

    08/12/2014 6:55:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/12/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The European Centre for Law and Justice has hit back against the International Red Cross for insinuating that Israel is committing war crimes in Gaza, arguing that it is the terrorist tactics of Palestinian militant group Hamas that are in clear violation of international law."It is deeply disturbing that the International Red Cross, which should be an objective relief organization, is engaging in an unbalanced and biased campaign to smear Israel," wrote Jay Sekulow, who serves as Chief Counsel of the ECLJ as well as the American Center for Law and Justice."While insinuating that Israel is committing war crimes as...
  • Kyiv Agrees To International Aid Mission Led By Red Cross

    08/11/2014 3:04:44 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | Monday, August 11, 2014 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL
    U krainian President Petro Poroshenko says he has agreed to an international humanitarian mission for eastern Ukraine led by the Red Cross that includes cooperation from the European Union, Germany, and Russia. Poroshenko said the mission has the blessings of Russia and the United States. But he said any humanitarian mission must be "an international one without any military escort" by Russian forces.
  • Ukraine: Humanitarian mission into rebel-held territory will be led by Red Cross

    08/11/2014 10:30:17 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    Winnepeg Free Press ^ | 8-11-2014 | Yuras Peter Leonard
    The Red Cross will lead an international humanitarian aid operation with Russia and the European Union into the rebel-held city of Luhansk a plan that Ukraine says the backing of President Barack Obama. The Kremlin earlier announced that it was dispatching the humanitarian convoy into eastern Ukraine. Ukraine had previously objected to Russia sending any aid into the region, and the West had strongly warned Russia that any attempt to send its military personnel into Ukraine under the guise of humanitarian assistance would be seen as an invasion. In the last week, Ukrainian government forces have been closing in...
  • Ukraine in civil war: Red Cross

    07/24/2014 10:48:10 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 7-23-2014 | AFP
    The International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday that it considered Ukraine to be in a state of civil war, urging both sides to respect the laws of conflict as civilians bear the brunt. The formal classification means participants in the fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in the east could eventually be prosecuted for war crimes in international courts. "Fighting in eastern Ukraine continues to take its toll on civilians, and we urge all sides to comply with international humanitarian law, otherwise known as the law of armed conflict," ICRC director of operations Dominik Stillhart said in...
  • Ukraine war crimes trials a step closer after Red Cross assessment

    07/23/2014 8:06:58 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7-22-2014 | Tom Miles
    The Red Cross has made a confidential legal assessment that Ukraine is officially in a war, Western diplomats and officials say, opening the door to possible war crimes prosecutions, including over the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH-17. "Clearly it's an international conflict and therefore this is most probably a war crime," one Western diplomat in Geneva told Reuters. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is the guardian of the Geneva Conventions setting down the rules of war, and as such is considered a reference in the United Nations deciding when violence has evolved into an armed conflict. "Within...
  • American Red Cross Hires Attorneys To Hide Hurricane Sandy Expenditures

    06/27/2014 6:06:37 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 27 2014 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The American Red Cross has employed an expensive New York law firm in an attempt to hide information about how it spent Hurricane Sandy donations, ProPublica reports. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wrote to the Red Cross last June requesting information regarding how the organization spent the money it received for Hurricane Sandy relief. ProPublica filed a public information request for the information given to the attorney generals office, but Red Cross attorneys stepped in. Gabrielle Levin, of New Yorks Gibson Dunn, appealed the request and wrote to the attorney generals office to block the release of information. Levin...
  • UKRAINE: Donetsk SEPARATISTS took Red Cross Hostages /441304.jpg?May%2010,%202014%2012:03:07%20AM">

    05/09/2014 2:40:41 PM PDT · by · 3 replies ^ | 5-9-2014 aout noon EDT
    The specialists of the journalist "News of Donbass" SEPARATISTS took hostage seven employees of charitable organizations. ALL SEVEN - male. The women who were in office - was released. Three of the kidnapped - volunteers from Kyiv, 1 French, 3 - Donetsk team. All were in Donetsk office to deliver medication in the evening of May 9. Separatists took all medication and Has taken hostage in an unknown direction. Telephone "hotline" Donetsk "Red Cross" does not comply with 20.00.
  • US Commando's Body Expected in Pak City (MAJOR John Bolton?)

    11/05/2001 6:32:17 PM PST · by GreatOne · 46 replies · 275+ views
    The Times of India ^ | November 6, 2001 | Unknown
    QUETTA: The body of a U.S. commando captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan has been handed over to the Red Cross and is expected in this Pakistani border city, a Taliban official said here. Maulvi Hammad said the body of Major John Bolton, who Taliban sources Sunday claimed died of kidney failure at a hospital in Kandahar, would arrive here in a day or two, SADA reported Monday. He added that more than 20 US commandos, accused of spying, were being held by the Taliban. Bolton, who had apparently been arrested recently, had identified himself as Major Mohammad Ayub but ...
  • Gay men push to end 30-year blood donation ban

    12/02/2013 7:39:21 AM PST · by Gritty · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2013 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    A push by activists to ease the 30-year-old blanket ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men faces a key test this week as a federal panel hears results of the latest research. The findings will be released amid growing pressure from politicians and advocates, including college students, to change the policy. Critics say the ban is a hangover from the early, fear-filled days of AIDS, stigmatizing gay men and ignoring advances in treatment and detection in the decades since...
  • Leaked Video Proves Red Cross Tested Miracle ZOT for Malaria Surprise! It Works!

    07/19/2013 2:46:24 PM PDT · by · 113 replies
    Health Freedom Alliance ^ | 7/10/13 | Daniel Bender
    In December 2012, the Red Cross and an affiliated organization known as the Water Reference Center (WRC) performed a medical field test in the African country of Uganda. The test was to determine if a popular “Miracle Cure” had any impact on malaria, a disease that is estimated to kill one child every minute in Africa alone. To the surprise of the Red Cross and their staff, it cured all 154 malaria patients that took part in the test―with no side effects.
  • Red Cross office in Afghanistan hit by suicide bombers

    05/29/2013 6:11:17 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 24 replies
    Guardian ^ | Wednesday 29 May 2013 13.13 EDT | Emma Graham-Harrison
    A squad of suicide attackers stormed the unprotected compound of the International Committee of Red Cross in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday shortly after a separate group of bombers attacked in the heavily guarded northern Panjshir valley. The International committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) shuns armed guards employed by many foreign organisations in Afghanistan, relying instead on goodwill generated by healthcare to the very neediest, and protecting prisoners including Taliban detainees. But the attack, the largest in the restive east, comes a month after the killing of two Afghan Red Crescent workers, and amid rising insecurity. In a worrying sign...
  • Millions of Europeans Require Red Cross Food Aid

    03/12/2013 4:47:43 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 21 replies
    European Union families and individuals are increasingly reliant on charity organizations like the Red Cross for basic needs like food, water and shelter. While Germany is relatively unaffected, unemployment and austerity in countries like Spain make the problem even more severe. Two-thirds of national Red Cross societies within the European Union distribute food aid -- a sign that the economic crisis in Europe has an alarming effect on poverty. Yves Daccord, Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross, said that the scope of food distribution is the highest since the end of World War II. The Spanish Red...
  • The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up

    11/02/2012 12:18:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 2, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    November 2, 2012 The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up By Pat Buchanan 11/2/2012 On June 6 of this year, a bomb planted at the U.S. compound in Benghazi ripped a 12-foot-wide hole in the outer wall. On June 11, the British ambassador's motorcade was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, wounding a medic and doctor. The next day, the ambassador was gone and the British Benghazi post was closed. At the same time, the Red Cross, after a second attack, shut down and fled the city. "When that occurred," says Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, who headed the military...
  • Baltimore Red Cross employees plan strike

    11/12/2012 10:33:11 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 6 replies
    abc2news ^ | 11/08/2012 | abc2news
    "It is irresponsible for the union to give notice of its intent to strike at a time when Red Cross attentions are focused on relief efforts for Superstorm Sandy and helping those impacted by the Nor'easter," Tornetta said. "A strike in our area threatens to disrupt blood collection operations at a time when those impacted by these storms are unable to give and are relying on non-affected areas." Read more:
  • Red Cross pushes back on Sandy response, calls it 'near flawless'

    11/11/2012 8:37:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 11, 2012 | Miranda Leitsinger
    The American Red Cross, which bills itself as the world's largest humanitarian network, is pushing back against critics of its response to Hurricane Sandy, with the head of the organization saying its relief effort has been near flawless despite criticism from stranded storm victims and elected officials. Two weeks after the superstorm slammed the East Coast, leaving millions of residents without power and in need of food, warmth and shelter, the venerable nonprofit has taken a public battering over what many victims and some officials saw as a lackluster and unfocused response. Thomas Donovan, a 43-year-old software salesman who was...

    02/15/2005 8:40:00 PM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Various ^ | Aug 11 2004 | Elliott A Green
    The most striking proof that the Arab anti-Israel cause is a common meeting ground for both Nazis and Communists --and that the Arabs welcomed supporters of both ilks-- lies in the friendship of Carlos, the notorious master terrorist who served the PLO, with Fran*ois Genoud, an old Nazi, one of the leading Nazis in pre-War Switzerland, later a financier who provided funds for Habash's faction of the PLO. "Carlos" (his nom de guerre) was what is called a "red diaper baby." His fabulously rich father, a Venezuelan lawyer and owner of estates, gave "Carlos" the name Ilich, Lenin's patronymic, as...
  • Obama uses hurricane to publish a free campaign video (Red Cross)

    11/02/2012 8:07:23 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 14 replies
    Red Cross/FEMA ^ | 10/30/2012 | DNC
    Fox News just played a 60-second commercial with Obama posing as President and making vacuous comments. This was ostensibly a Red Cross public-service commercial, but in reality it was a free campaign commercial. The same video was posted on the FEMA site on 10/30, apparently: This is brazen and classless use of a disaster for political gain.
  • Staten Island Borough President: Dont Give Money to the Red Cross

    11/01/2012 9:26:20 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 72 replies
    Politicker ^ | 11-1-2012 | Colin Campbell
    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. ..... (Read the whole thing)
  • MSNBC: Nobody Needs Your Hurricane Donations Mitt Romney

    10/31/2012 8:35:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 176 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/31/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday Mitt Romney turned a previously scheduled campaign event in Ohio into a hurricane relief event. Romney asked supporters to bring canned goods and other supplies to help storm victims recover on the East Coast. He only spoke for ten minutes at the event and quickly jumped in to help load supplies. His campaign bus has been accepting hurricane relief donations since Monday in Northern Virginia. Sounds like a great idea right? Not according to MSNBC. Reporters and anchors at the far-left TV outlet were appalled at Romney's efforts to give back to the community, after all, his charity and...
  • Obama Visits Red Cross As Campaign Gears Back Up

    10/31/2012 7:37:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct 30, 2012 | JORDAN FABIAN
    Obama Visits Red Cross As Campaign Gears Back Up By JORDAN FABIAN (@Jordanfabian) Oct. 30, 2012 President Barack Obama continues to spend his time overseeing the recovery from Hurricane Sandy as the presidential campaign begins to kick back into gear. On Tuesday he conducted a conference call with 20 mayors and governors from affected states to coordinate response efforts and paid a visit to Red Cross headquarters in Washington, D.C. to visit with staff and deliver remarks.
  • Remember Katanga!

    08/11/2003 6:48:14 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 900+ views
    David W. Neuendorf ^ | 1995 | David W. Neuendorf
    Fifty years ago today, the life work of Alger Hiss came to fruition. Hiss, a US State Department official, served the United Nations as its acting Secretary General during its founding conference in the spring of 1945. On October 24, 1945 the United Nations Charter became effective as a majority of the countries that had signed it ratified their signatures. Several years later, Hiss went to a federal penitentiary for committing perjury when testifying that he was not a Soviet agent. His personal career was over, but his most important work, the United Nations, lived on. Globalists everywhere are today...
  • Red Cross sets up blood drive outside abortion clinic

    08/08/2012 4:16:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.8.2012 | Jean McCarthy
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, August 8, 2012 ( Local pro-lifers are seeing red after they discovered a Red Cross blood drive was held outside an Ohio abortion clinic on Tuesday. Ruth Yorston, Director of Columbus Right to Life, was taken aback when the American Red Cross rolled onto the grounds of the facility and began its one-day blood drive. She said that when a Red Cross worker was told that abortions were performed at Complete Healthcare for Women, where the blood drive was set up on August 7, the worker was shocked. I had no idea, he responded. Yorston believes that...
  • As blood donations decline, U.S. ban on gay donors is examined

    07/07/2012 7:29:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/6/2012 | Jen Christensen
    The American Red Cross says power outages created by recent storms in the East and Midwest cut blood donations, which were already low this summer. In June there was a nationwide shortfall, with donations down more than 10% across the country. "We are asking people to please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit us at to find a way to donate if they can," said Stephanie Millian, Red Cross director of biomedical communications. "We need people's help." One group that would like to help, but legally can't, may be moving one step closer to eligibility. Since the 1980s, when the AIDS...
  • Red Cross doctor found beheaded in Pakistan

    04/29/2012 3:28:45 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    msnbc ^ | 4/29/2012 | Reuters
    The beheaded body of a kidnapped British doctor working for the International Committee of the Red Cross was found by the roadside on Sunday in the southwestern Pakistan city of Quetta, police and Red Cross officials said. Khalil Rasjed Dale, 60, was abducted by suspected militants on Jan 5 while on his way home from work. "The ICRC condemns in the strongest possible terms this barbaric act," ICRC Director-General Yves Daccord said in a statement. "All of us at the ICRC and at the British Red Cross share the grief and outrage of Khalil's family and friends." British Foreign Secretary...
  • Man (shouting: down with Communism) arrested in Santiago de Cuba during Popes first mass

    03/27/2012 2:09:34 PM PDT · by Milagros · 7 replies
    Univision News ^ | March 27, 2012
    UNIVISION NEWS Channel: Latin American Affairs As Pope Benedict XVI got ready to deliver his first mass in Santiago de Cuba to tens of thousands of people on Monday, a man in the crowd burst out yelling down with Communism and theres no freedom in Cuba. Univisions cameras caught the moment as the man was whisked away from the plaza by plain clothes security agents. He was subsequently beaten with a stretcher by another man wearing a Red Cross vest, prompting speculation on whether this man was falsely using the Red Crosss insignia.
  • Ford helping victims in tornado-ravaged midwest

    03/10/2012 9:50:22 AM PST · by Daffynition · 8 replies ^ | 03/09/2012 | staff reporter
    (WXYZ) - Ford Motor is stepping up to help the victims of the recent wave of tornadoes. The Ford Motor Company Fund is donating $75,000 to the American Red Cross and the Dare to Care food bank in Louisville. Ford employees are expecting to raise another $25,000 through donations to help their neighbors. The money will be used to help victims of the tornadoes in southern Indiana and Kentucky. Other employees are volunteering their time to help victims rebuild in southern Ohio.
  • Video: Hamas Members Nabbed in Red Cross Hideout

    01/24/2012 1:10:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/1/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Security cameras filmed the raid on Monday by security officials on the Red Cross building in Jerusalem, where two Hamas officials hid for 18 months. Video
  • Red Cross: Safe abortion is essential to maternal health

    12/19/2011 8:29:59 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies ^ | 12/19/2011 | Stefano Gennarini, J.D., and Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
    NEW YORK, December 19, 2011 ( - A recently issued report from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent has caused concerns that the organization may start advocating for abortion rights. In a section of the report on human rights IFRC quotes a widely criticized document issued by Anand Grover, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, which said, States must take measures to ensure that legal and safe abortion services are available, accessible, and of good quality. The IFRC report goes on to editorialize, But the real challenge is to find out how many...
  • Six hundred million gamers could be war criminals, Red Cross says

    12/09/2011 2:39:49 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 42 replies ^ | December 08, 2011 | Claire Connelly
    THE Red Cross is investigating whether 600 million gamers are violating the Hague and Geneva conventions when they kill and blow stuff up for fun. Delegates at the 31st International Conference of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Red Crescent raised the concerns over the potential International Humanitarian Law violations which can constitute war crimes - during a workshop in Geneva. Exactly how video games influence individuals is a hotly debated topic, but for the first time, Movement partners discussed our role and responsibility to take action against violations of IHL in video games, the Red Cross wrote in its...