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  • Q Anon: (4/14/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/14/2018 5:11:44 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1,998 replies ^ | 4/14/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • Aid convoy arrives in Syria's Afrin, ICRC says

    03/01/2018 2:17:47 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    The Region ^ | (3-1-2018) 01/03/2018 11:51 | The Region
    An aid convoy carrying humanitarian supplies for 50,000 displaced people has arrived in Afrin in Syria, a spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday, as Turkey wages an offensive in the area. The spokeswoman, Iolanda Jaquemet, said it was the first time this year that the ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent had got the agreement of the warring sides for such a convoy. The ICRC is concerned that the fighting between Turkish forces and the Kurdish YPG militia is moving closer to a dam and water treatment facility that are vital for water...

    01/16/2018 5:19:47 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/14/17
    "I dont know when and where this is, but look at how the Red Cross helps criminals and terrorists smuggle billions of dollars"
  • Red Cross Demands Branches Remove Crucifixes To Be More Secular

    12/05/2017 5:30:20 AM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-5-2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Volunteers have criticised the Red Cross charity after receiving a communication telling them to remove crucifixes from the walls of their branches as the organisation looks to become more secular. The Belgian branches of the international aid organisation received an email from the Provincial Committee of the Red Cross in Ličge to remove all crucifixes. André Rouffart, president of the Red Cross in Verviers, said: “We were asked to respect the principles of the Red Cross”, and not to distinguish between race or religious belief 7sur7 reports. Mr. Rouffart said there had been pushback from volunteers and other members on...
  • Red Cross admits $6 million fraud during Ebola crisis

    11/05/2017 7:09:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies ^ | 5 November 2017 15:18 CET+01:00
    The Red Cross has uncovered several cases of fraud by officials during efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014-2016, estimating losses of $6 million (€5.2 million). In a statement, the Geneva-based International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said it was “outraged”, and said it would “ensure any staff involved are held to account.” The Ebola virus killed more than 11,300 people and infected an estimated 29,000, mainly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The IFRC said the operations set up to contain the outbreak “were among the most complex in recent...
  • Texas governor voiced 'concern' about Red Cross after Harvey

    11/02/2017 1:27:06 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 42 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 11/1/2017 | PAUL J. WEBER
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he raised concerns with the American Red Cross following Hurricane Harvey that hundreds of millions of dollars in donations wasn't getting to people who need it. His comments heaped another powerful voice onto questions surrounding the organization's response to the Category 4 storm that struck Texas in August and left behind what may become the costliest natural disaster cleanup in U.S. history. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett have previously discouraged donors from giving to the Red Cross after blaming the organization for problems at emergency shelters. Speaking to reporters...
  • Former Kazakhstan uranium czar blames imprisonment on sale of Clinton-linked Canadian company to ...

    11/02/2017 12:12:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | 11/2/17 | Tom Blackwell
    Mukhtar Dzhakishev is by all accounts in miserable shape.Languishing in a “harsh” Kazakhstan prison colony that was once part of Stalin’s gulag system, he suffers from hypertension, hardened arteries and kidney disease likely triggered by a severe beating.“His life is constantly at risk,” one human-rights group warned in September, as it urged the international community to advocate on Dzakishev’s behalf.Largely unable to communicate with the outside world, the former head of Kazakhstan’s state uranium conglomerate has made one thing clear: he blames his arrest and 14-year prison term at least in part on a Canadian company’s corporate dealings.More specifically, Dzakishev...
  • Red Cross Warns of ‘Dehumanizing’ Rhetoric in ISIS Fight

    10/26/2017 11:44:34 AM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 26, 2017 | Anne Barnard
    It may not be politically popular to raise concerns about the human rights of Islamic State fighters and their families. But the International Committee of the Red Cross, which has monitored the treatment of the wounded, prisoners and civilians in wartime for a century and a half, sought to do just that in a strongly worded statement on Thursday. The organization is concerned about rhetoric that “dehumanizes” and “demonizes” the enemy or suggests that a particular adversary is “outside the bounds of humanity” and can be treated “as if humanitarian law doesn’t apply,” the group’s deputy director for the Middle...
  • Aid Coordinator in Yemen Had Secret Job Overseeing U.S. Military Shipments

    06/06/2017 3:15:18 AM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06 June 2017 | By ADAM GOLDMAN and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — An American kidnapped two years ago in Yemen while helping coordinate aid for Unicef and the Red Cross also had a second, secret role: He was shipping materials for elite military commandos under a clandestine contract his employer had with the Pentagon. The arrangement with Special Operations forces has never been made public. {snip} Mr. Darden’s work offers a rare look into the shadowy world of military contractors that operate in lawless war zones like Yemen, Somalia and Libya. But arrangements like the one Transoceanic had with Special Operations forces can cast suspicion over aid workers, potentially putting...
  • Red Cross Was Stealing from Church Doorsteps to Redistribute or Sell Items for Profit

    09/12/2017 6:24:01 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 12, 2017 | Martin Brodel
    Red Cross admits it, says Obama made it legal.
  • Red Cross admits to staying in high-priced Houston hotel

    09/12/2017 3:50:32 PM PDT · by lionstar · 64 replies ^ | September 11, 2017 | Ted Oberg
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- At least one city leader is questioning the Red Cross's choice of hotels while coming to Houston to help with Harvey relief. City Councilman Dave Martin dubbed the charity the "Red Loss." He made the point last week at city hall, claiming he hadn't seen the charity in his district. Five days later, they still haven't shown up in Kingwood, Martin claims. Flood victims like Ronald Leggett, who live in Kingwood echo Martin's complaints. "I haven't seen them," Leggett said. "I've been here almost every day." But that's not what really has Martin upset. Some of the...
  • Too white Red Cross struggled to help

    09/11/2017 12:43:04 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 28 replies
    The Times ^ | 9.10.317 | Dipesh Gadher
    The head of the British Red Cross has admitted the charity struggled with the Grenfell disaster because its workforce is too white.
  • Calling Red Cross 'inept,' Houston councilman urges Harvey donors to send money elsewhere

    09/08/2017 11:12:53 AM PDT · by DFG · 52 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 09/08/2017 | Kylie Madry
    A Houston councilman discouraged residents from donating to the Red Cross in the wake of Hurricane Harvey at a council meeting Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle reports. Council member Dave Martin, who represents the Kingwood area of Houston, begged residents "not to give a penny" to the Red Cross, but to give money instead to "another cause." "They are the most inept, unorganized organization I've ever experienced," Martin said.
  • Hurricane Harvey and Tax Relief

    08/28/2017 5:47:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | August 28, 2017 | Rebecca Hagelin
    After hurricane Katrina devastated the New Orleans and lower Mississippi regions, Congress passed what was known as the “Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005”, which temporarily altered the tax codes for people whose homes and livelihoods were affected by the storm and flooding.It also enabled citizens across the country to maximize our financial donations by making all contributions to bona fide charities like the Red Cross, who were providing real help to the victims, 100 percent tax deductible. Congress and President Trump must move quickly to enact and sign the same type of provision now, which will encourage more...
  • Salvation Army, Red Cross, Susan G. Komen abandon Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

    08/18/2017 1:22:49 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 95 replies
    Washington compost ^ | 8/18/17 | drew harwell
    The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Susan G. Komen on Friday joined a growing exodus of organizations canceling plans to hold fundraising events at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, deepening the financial impact to President Trump’s private business amid furor over his comments on Charlottesville. The major exits now mean eight of the club’s biggest event customers have abandoned it this week, likely costing the Trump business hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue or more.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cowardly Red Cross Pulls Out of Mar-a-Lago

    08/18/2017 12:51:15 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 94 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Friday, August 18, 2017 | AABEST
    After being held at Mar-a-Lago for 60 years, and Donald J. Trump being gracious to in hosting them for the better part of those years the Red Cross has decided to move this year's ball to another venue. My wife and I (who have met the president there) got the email a little while ago, which read in part: We originally decided to keep the International Ball at Mar-a-Lago because it was the lower-cost venue in the area, and because we have held numerous successful fundraisers there over the past 60 years. However, our decision to hold the event at...
  • Vanity: Donations to Manchester Victims Going to Bring in More Muslims Refugees

    06/04/2017 5:36:49 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    VANITY / various
    Manchester concert today suggested making donations to the British Red Cross. Where's that money going in part? REFUGEE SUPPORT. A charity event for victims of Muslim crime are giving money to bring more crime and death into their own country. For reference for conservative media that wants to verify: Viewers watching live broadcasts and streams of the star-studded event were encouraged to give to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was set up by the city council and the British Red Cross. Donors were able to contribute by text or online, and collectively coughed up Ł2 million ($2.6...
  • Good Lord! Cop says Red Cross told him not to pray with flood victims

    08/26/2016 5:35:37 PM PDT · by Lera · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    A law enforcement officer said he was asked to leave a Red Cross shelter in Lafayette, Louisiana after he prayed with several flood victims. Clay Higgins, a reserve city marshal and a local legend, dropped by after work to minister to evacuees at the Heymann Performing Arts Center on Aug. 19. "I was not proselytizing," he told me. "I was just there to thank volunteers and offer prayers and encouragement." Higgins, who is also running for Congress, was dressed in uniform and was holding a Bible. At some point during the visit a volunteer approached Higgins and mentioned there was...
  • American Red Cross flood response under fire, as volunteers, even the governor question policies

    08/22/2016 6:42:18 PM PDT · by Terry L Smith · 32 replies
    The Advocate ^ | Aug 22, 2016 | REBEKAH ALLEN
    After historic floods drove thousands from their homes this past week, Brandi Lipsey drove from her hometown in Concordia Parish to Ascension Parish with a trailer full of brand new medical supplies. She arrived at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, where hundreds of evacuees were being housed. But the shelter, which receives support from the American Red Cross, rejected her haul of wheel chairs, crutches, canes, diabetic supplies and other goods like clothes and water, Lipsey said. She wasn't allowed to bring her donations inside of the facility, so people in the shelter, many of whom left their homes with...
  • Red Cross in Louisiana Refuses Donations

    08/22/2016 11:18:21 AM PDT · by Terry L Smith · 116 replies
    They are turning donations away. Flood victims are being refused folks wishing to cook fresh meals for them by The Red Cross.