Aarontology: Do you want strong border protection or not?
oouter: Aarontology: Do you want strong border protection or not?do you want disaster relief or not?
reported: I seriously doubt there is a food shortage in OK. It's been well publicized that the best way to help with disaster relief is to donate money to reputable, local charities. Sending bulk amounts of food/clothing/etc. just creates more work for the local authorities who have to store, sort, and distribute stuff that may be inappropriate or already in excess supply. This sounds like a church group and their associates trying to offload a bunch of unsold/expired goods for a tax write-off and publicity.
Bathia_Mapes: I'm sure they mean well and the paperwork demand is ridiculous, but sending stuff like this to disaster hit areas is one of the worst things you can do. There are already lots of donations to the victims of the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma and all material goods (food, clothing, blankets, etc.) have to be sorted through and stored properly or discarded. This not only cuts into valuable time that volunteers, Red Cross workers, etc. are putting in, but it's not uncommon for it to be necessary to rent a warehouse to store all the donations they've received.If you really want to help disaster victims, donate money, not material goods.
phlegmmo: "Hey, thanks, Canada, we ... wait a minute ... it's ... it's ... POUTINE!"
naughtyrev: phlegmmo: "Hey, thanks, Canada, we ... wait a minute ... it's ... it's ... POUTINE!"Where I'm from, poutine is worth a fortune./Had a duck confit poutine two weeks ago that may have changed my life.
Nabb1: naughtyrev: phlegmmo: "Hey, thanks, Canada, we ... wait a minute ... it's ... it's ... POUTINE!"Where I'm from, poutine is worth a fortune./Had a duck confit poutine two weeks ago that may have changed my life.Duck confit poutine sounds awesome.
Relatively Obscure: I was pretty sure that's not true. Am I mistaken?
Relatively Obscure: Because U.S. President Barack Obama hasn't declared Moore, Okla., tornado a disaster areaI was pretty sure that's not true. Am I mistaken?
dookdookdook: Relatively Obscure: I was pretty sure that's not true. Am I mistaken?http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_23286958/bc-okla-tornado-4t hl d-writethru-nytOklahoma City tornado: Obama declares disaster areaPOSTED: 05/21/2013 12:01:00 AM MDTLate Monday night, President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in Oklahoma.Bet it doesn't stop Fox from running with it, though.
fusillade762: And this is one of the reasons the Red Cross tells people NOT to donate food.
Old enough to know better: fusillade762: And this is one of the reasons the Red Cross tells people NOT to donate food.Exactly. They can't deposit food into their bank accounts.
Relatively Obscure: Because U.S. President Barack Obama hasn't declared Moore, Okla., tornado a disaster area I was pretty sure that's not true. Am I mistaken?
BarkingUnicorn: Unload the goods on needy Canadians, ffs. Then keep your small-time amateur charity out of international aid matters about which you know nothing.
some_beer_drinker: stupid americans
AppleOptionEsc: making it feel like 6 p.m. On a weekday.
Lenny_da_Hog: This is why you leave disaster relief -- and your donations -- in the hands of professionals like the Red Cross, and not in the hands of religious ministries.If these amateurs would have had any sense, they would have checked the logistics of shipping goods across an international border and realized sending cash donations to the Red Cross was more efficient and effective.
wildcardjack: Sauve said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now asking for documentation of every item on the truck, including manufacturer's documentation and country of origin before it will approve the shipment as "safe for consumption."USDA or Customs I could understand, but the FDA?Maybe someone doesn't know what he's talking about, maybe someone has siphoned off the contents to resell on a gray market.
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