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2021-04-19 2:08:11 AM  
Original Tweet:

 
2021-04-19 2:18:52 AM  
Welcome to the New Normal
 
2021-04-19 2:31:49 AM  
Remember this one?

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Oh, how we laughed.
 
2021-04-19 3:39:41 AM  
On a positive note, we no longer have a fire "season"

/It's just sort of year-round now
 
2021-04-19 4:29:01 AM  
Maybe if you'd rake a leaf or two California!!1!

/s
 
433 [TotalFark]
2021-04-19 5:05:31 AM  
That's fewer than fifty football fields without end zones.  It's a huge farking deal but still, can they not put that out?
 
2021-04-19 5:30:44 AM  
If your personal situation permits, please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross
 
2021-04-19 5:40:39 AM  

johnny_vegas: If your personal situation permits, please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross


LOL.
Yeah. Because. Trust me. I actually did love making 25$ an hour to take donations.
NOT! JFC. I felt like a heel getting 25$ extra pay to take RC donations.
/
On a very funny, no hahaha funny, side note, I lost my wallet with the 500$ extra I made from just one RC donations cycle. Nice money. But. I don't know if I would personally ever donate to a company that pays their employees that will when they're supposed to be a charity to help people $25 an hour sounds like they're helping themselves.
Never mind that they were outsourcing this which means they probably paid $50 an hour if not more to my boss who then paid me $25 an hour. JFC
There's a reason celebrities set up charities there are no show jobs for their buddies ladies and
 
2021-04-19 5:45:47 AM  

johnny_vegas: If your personal situation permits, please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross


Give blood to them, but the Red Cross has bad reputation for how they allocate money.
 
2021-04-19 5:50:08 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: johnny_vegas: If your personal situation permits, please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross

Give blood to them, but the Red Cross has bad reputation for how they allocate money.


my father and others were held up from leaving military duty, told they had to pay for a shaving kit the RC had supposedly given them. they received nothing and had little $ in their pockets, but they were pressed to 'donate' or they would not have been released. my dad hated the RC for that.
 
2021-04-19 5:51:59 AM  

sinko swimo: Tyrone Slothrop: johnny_vegas: If your personal situation permits, please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross

Give blood to them, but the Red Cross has bad reputation for how they allocate money.

my father and others were held up from leaving military duty, told they had to pay for a shaving kit the RC had supposedly given them. they received nothing and had little $ in their pockets, but they were pressed to 'donate' or they would not have been released. my dad hated the RC for that.


What the heck?? Who's shaking down Vets?
 
2021-04-19 5:56:45 AM  
Just unfriend / unfollow the fire on social media.
Down vote every article that mentions it.
Boycott it's sponsors.

Problem Solved using current problem solving tools.
Pay Me.
 
2021-04-19 5:58:04 AM  
"...and so it begins, again."

California needs a dramatic narrator, all the time, apparently.
 
2021-04-19 5:58:34 AM  
Why haven't they raked yet???????
 
2021-04-19 5:59:47 AM  

waxbeans: Never mind that they were outsourcing this which means they probably paid $50 an hour if not more to my boss who then paid me $25 an hour. JFC
There's a reason celebrities set up charities there are no show jobs for their buddies ladies and


OMG. Rage.
That whole thing must have been some kind of 'scam'. (Not literally but definitely unethical)
And I'm bringing this up now because it all just came to me how weird the whole situation was the company I worked for was actually quite atrocious they would attempt to bribe us and get more efficiency out of us with the silliest stupid crap like the privilege of wearing jeans for one day or a raffle to win a radio.
Hence these cheapskates must have been up to who knows what when they offered us a premium of $25 an hour and also paid us overtime to take phone calls that were slam dunk.
Why is it they were willing to pay me $25 an hour to process donation checks over the phone but only pay me $13 an hour to deal with stupid people that need to be explained for the millionth time that they did in fact fail to pay the entire amount of their bill and that's why we've added an additional $15 to your balance and your phone is not going to be turned back on until you pay the additional amount and that's the thing that's the real insulting thing it was actually much more stressful to deal with billing customers and that only paid $13 but these beautiful cordial perfectly primed people calling up to give me money somehow that's   $25 an hour

All things considering I really have to wonder how much my company got paid and how much money that I took in actually helped anyone whatsoever other than employees of RC or my employer?
I have questions and I feel insulted
 
2021-04-19 6:01:12 AM  

johnny_vegas: If your personal situation permits, please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross


Unless of course you are gay! They  don't want to take the chance you would spread your gayness in the blood bank, it might make things too fabulous!
 
2021-04-19 6:01:33 AM  

johnny_vegas: If your personal situation permits, please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross


No. fark the red cross

Donate to local food banks or to your local emergency shelter. Ask the local fire department who you should donate to. Give money to a shoe outside a booze shop. Anything besides red cross
 
2021-04-19 6:08:25 AM  

punkwrestler: johnny_vegas: If your personal situation permits, please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross

Unless of course you are gay! They  don't want to take the chance you would spread your gayness in the blood bank, it might make things too fabulous!


Good point.  You may want to take that up with the FDA though
 
2021-04-19 6:11:21 AM  

Concrete Donkey: johnny_vegas: If your personal situation permits, please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross

No. fark the red cross

Donate to local food banks or to your local emergency shelter. Ask the local fire department who you should donate to. Give money to a shoe outside a booze shop. Anything besides red cross


You seem to not know what you are talking about
 
2021-04-19 6:11:27 AM  

waxbeans: johnny_vegas: If your personal situation permits, please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross

LOL.
Yeah. Because. Trust me. I actually did love making 25$ an hour to take donations.
NOT! JFC. I felt like a heel getting 25$ extra pay to take RC donations.
/
On a very funny, no hahaha funny, side note, I lost my wallet with the 500$ extra I made from just one RC donations cycle. Nice money. But. I don't know if I would personally ever donate to a company that pays their employees that will when they're supposed to be a charity to help people $25 an hour sounds like they're helping themselves.
Never mind that they were outsourcing this which means they probably paid $50 an hour if not more to my boss who then paid me $25 an hour. JFC
There's a reason celebrities set up charities there are no show jobs for their buddies ladies and



Non-profits that want to maintain their tax status have to make sure they NEVER show a profit.  If that means that everyone gets new furniture or carpeting every other year, and laptops and cell phones in the off years, so be it.  You happened to be in a pay the hired help a lot cycle, which probably crashed down the next year, because the C-suite types needed new wheels.  Heaven forbid a big non-profit spend precious resources on their stated mission of helping the needy.  Not when there is wasteful spending to be had.
 
2021-04-19 6:14:14 AM  

johnny_vegas: punkwrestler: johnny_vegas: If your personal situation permits, please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross

Unless of course you are gay! They  don't want to take the chance you would spread your gayness in the blood bank, it might make things too fabulous!

Good point.  You may want to take that up with the FDA though


They have been lobbied on this for the past 40 years, they will just stick their fingers in their ears. The worst part is this is a political decision, if they followed the science they never would have banned gay people.
 
2021-04-19 6:15:58 AM  

433: That's fewer than fifty football fields without end zones.  It's a huge farking deal but still, can they not put that out?


I think there's been a change to the offsides rule.
 
2021-04-19 6:18:28 AM  

waxbeans: johnny_vegas: If your personal situation permits, please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross

LOL.
Yeah. Because. Trust me. I actually did love making 25$ an hour to take donations.
NOT! JFC. I felt like a heel getting 25$ extra pay to take RC donations.
/
On a very funny, no hahaha funny, side note, I lost my wallet with the 500$ extra I made from just one RC donations cycle. Nice money. But. I don't know if I would personally ever donate to a company that pays their employees that will when they're supposed to be a charity to help people $25 an hour sounds like they're helping themselves.
Never mind that they were outsourcing this which means they probably paid $50 an hour if not more to my boss who then paid me $25 an hour. JFC
There's a reason celebrities set up charities there are no show jobs for their buddies ladies and


In the San Diego chapter there are 6 or 7 paid employees.  About 97 percent of the "work force" here are volunteers.
 
2021-04-19 6:22:14 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: johnny_vegas: If your personal situation permits, please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross

Give blood to them, but the Red Cross has bad reputation for how they allocate money.


It's pretty highly rated overall

Also, disaster services provides emergency sheltering for a whole lot of people
 
2021-04-19 6:31:03 AM  

cherryl taggart: Non-profits that want to maintain their tax status have to make sure they NEVER show a profit.  If that means that everyone gets new furniture or carpeting every other year, and laptops and cell phones in the off years, so be it.  You happened to be in a pay the hired help a lot cycle, which probably crashed down the next year, because the C-suite types needed new wheels.  Heaven forbid a big non-profit spend precious resources on their stated mission of helping the needy.  Not when there is wasteful spending to be had.


Clearly. Because, OMG, processing a payment is literally the easiest task of the job that I had at the time.
It pales in comparison to assisting customers with billing questions establishing new accounts or the real fun job of customer retention or customer re acquisition.
All those task have different price ranges and difficulties.  And you have to earn the right to work the sweet money job of reattainment of old customers.
And as I mentioned earlier this company would motivate us with the silliest cheapest malarkey so when they came at us with $25 an hour I immediately assumed something was amiss because that in comparison it was a god-awful lot of money. Hahahaha.
I actually did feel bad
the people calling were so Earnest and so determined and so happy to be donating money and with every single call I couldn't help but wonder if they would donate if they knew I was getting paid such an exorbitant amount?
Especially considering that only a handful of callers donated an impressive amount of money.
The vast majority gave under $50.


😳🤔😔
 
2021-04-19 6:32:31 AM  
So another year complaining about it, watch the destruction, and again not start any meaningful program to fix it?  Yeah it would be expensive, hard, and time consuming, but at this point it's kind of on California for not properly addressing the issue.  We put a human on the moon in ten years, and this has been an issue for decades.  There that's my cheery thought for the morning.
 
2021-04-19 6:36:25 AM  

johnny_vegas: In the San Diego chapter there are 6 or 7 paid employees.  About 97 percent of the "work force" here are volunteers.


That's good to hear.

/
Sadly, I'm old. And have hear bad things and have seen odd things like the 25$ an hour.
//
ALSO I didn't like the one employer that aggressively insisted that we donate hours. And sign up for monthly automatic withdrawal from our checks. (Different company)
///
My ex was told with no uncertain terms that she would participate in charity barbecues if she intended to continue to the employed with her company.
////
When I received the $25 an hour it was framed as a volunteer assignment while at the same time it was quite clear that the company expected several people to take the hours.
It was absolutely clear that if we didn't pick up the hours we would suffer some kind of blowback at a future time.
I don't appreciate being intimidated.
 
2021-04-19 6:37:28 AM  

BlippityBleep: So another year complaining about it, watch the destruction, and again not start any meaningful program to fix it?  Yeah it would be expensive, hard, and time consuming, but at this point it's kind of on California for not properly addressing the issue.  We put a human on the moon in ten years, and this has been an issue for decades.  There that's my cheery thought for the morning.


Is it completely unreasonable to not live next to a tree?
 
2021-04-19 6:38:25 AM  

sinko swimo: Tyrone Slothrop: johnny_vegas: If your personal situation permits, please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross

Give blood to them, but the Red Cross has bad reputation for how they allocate money.

my father and others were held up from leaving military duty, told they had to pay for a shaving kit the RC had supposedly given them. they received nothing and had little $ in their pockets, but they were pressed to 'donate' or they would not have been released. my dad hated the RC for that.


My father had another experience going home for his mother's funeral from the AFB. He was able to borrow enough money on base for a train ticket home, but not enough for meals. At a whistle stop the Red Cross ran through with sack lunches for every man in uniform. If it weren't for them he wouldn't have eaten. (I think that trip was Texas to Pittsburgh, several days.)

I've seen them at enough house fires, and on TV with disasters, to be moved beyond my father's gratitude.
 
2021-04-19 6:55:14 AM  
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2021-04-19 7:02:13 AM  
"Begins"?
 
2021-04-19 7:04:46 AM  
DID THEY NOT RAKE? THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO RAKE
 
2021-04-19 7:05:25 AM  

johnny_vegas: Concrete Donkey: johnny_vegas: If your personal situation permits, please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross

No. fark the red cross

Donate to local food banks or to your local emergency shelter. Ask the local fire department who you should donate to. Give money to a shoe outside a booze shop. Anything besides red cross

You seem to not know what you are talking about


Most of the money given to red cross goes back to the U.K.  so f*ck them.

.79 of every dollar St. Jude's get goes to actualresearch and running the hospital.  And that money stays in the U.S.
 
2021-04-19 7:09:27 AM  

jackandwater: johnny_vegas: Concrete Donkey: johnny_vegas: If your personal situation permits, please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross

No. fark the red cross

Donate to local food banks or to your local emergency shelter. Ask the local fire department who you should donate to. Give money to a shoe outside a booze shop. Anything besides red cross

You seem to not know what you are talking about

Most of the money given to red cross goes back to the U.K.  so f*ck them.

.79 of every dollar St. Jude's get goes to actualresearch and running the hospital.  And that money stays in the U.S.


Here you go
 
2021-04-19 7:15:35 AM  

BlippityBleep: So another year complaining about it, watch the destruction, and again not start any meaningful program to fix it?  Yeah it would be expensive, hard, and time consuming, but at this point it's kind of on California for not properly addressing the issue.  We put a human on the moon in ten years, and this has been an issue for decades.  There that's my cheery thought for the morning.


===

A six-word California fire ecology primer: The state is in the hole.

A seventy-word primer: We dug ourselves into a deep, dangerous fuel imbalance due to one simple fact. We live in a Mediterranean climate that's designed to burn, and we've prevented it from burning anywhere close to enough for well over a hundred years. Now climate change has made it hotter and drier than ever before, and the fire we've been forestalling is going to happen, fast, whether we plan for it or not.
...
How did we get here? Culture, greed, liability laws and good intentions gone awry. There are just so many reasons not to pick up the drip torch and start a prescribed burn even though it's the safe, smart thing to do.
===

https://www.propublica.org​/article/the​y-know-how-to-prevent-megafires-why-wo​nt-anybody-listen
 
2021-04-19 7:20:18 AM  
Ah, Fark.

Where a thread about California wildfires turns into a fight about the villainy of the Red Cross.

Next up: bicyclists, and tipping.
 
2021-04-19 7:27:24 AM  
I remember after 9/11 the Red Cross created a fund to give victims families money after the attack. They took a lot of heat when the huge amount of money they collected was announced. At the same time they announced the Red Cross was keeping over half for "administrative costs".
 
2021-04-19 7:29:51 AM  

snowblur: Remember this one?

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Oh, how we laughed.


Along with this one.
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2021-04-19 7:35:00 AM  

waxbeans: johnny_vegas: If your personal situation permits, please consider donating your time or money to the American Red Cross

LOL.
Yeah. Because. Trust me. I actually did love making 25$ an hour to take donations.
NOT! JFC. I felt like a heel getting 25$ extra pay to take RC donations.


The Red Cross uses a number of companies to manage donations around the world and those companies are nice and profitable.  Around here there are people who have a booth in the mall to sign people up for donations with a hard sale of monthly donations. Some of them keep 1/2 of the 1st year or two and still keep 10% if you keep donating after the 3rd year.

If you are going to donate, donate direct to the source.  If you bank with a small bank (like any are left), they can often send money direct to the charity as can large workplaces bypassing the middlemen.
 
2021-04-19 7:36:03 AM  
I swear to f*ck, I am going to convince the wife to take our cats and that we become lighthouse keepers in Wilhelmshaven or somewhere the f*ck away from the sh*thole that the US has become.
 
2021-04-19 7:37:28 AM  

sinner4ever: I remember after 9/11 the Red Cross created a fund to give victims families money after the attack. They took a lot of heat when the huge amount of money they collected was announced. At the same time they announced the Red Cross was keeping over half for "administrative costs".


Your memory is good...the loony CEO was convinced an apocalypse was coming
 
2021-04-19 7:38:02 AM  

BlippityBleep: So another year complaining about it, watch the destruction, and again not start any meaningful program to fix it?  Yeah it would be expensive, hard, and time consuming, but at this point it's kind of on California for not properly addressing the issue.  We put a human on the moon in ten years, and this has been an issue for decades.  There that's my cheery thought for the morning.


Are you suggesting CA single-handedly stop climate change? Also the majority of the forests here are controlled by the feds.
 
2021-04-19 7:39:06 AM  
fire bad
 
2021-04-19 7:40:00 AM  
I find it amusing how fires and drought are raging through this area which is farming the hell out of a desert with high water usage in a lot of places and here I sit on the east coast watching REALLY good farm land get bulldozed for expensive cheap quality housing and businesses. We don't even have a drought problem. Oh well.
 
2021-04-19 7:40:47 AM  
Looks like a lot of people in here have some misconceptions about the Red Cross. That's always fun.

Do you know why some money doesn't go directly towards what you might think you're donating to?

Because the Red Cross does a lot of work for helping out small-scale stuff. Like when somebody's house burns down in the neighborhood, the Red Cross is who shows up to help them with the hotel, with clothes, with food.

But people don't donate for that. They donate for big ticket shiat. So they shunt some of the money to stuff like helping small-scale disasters, and education to prevent them, and equipment to prevent them (like providing smoke detectors for low-income houses for free).

As for blood donation? Can't speak to individual chapters, but the National Red Cross has wanted that law changed for years. Years. They are painfully aware of how much in donations they miss out on because of it, when we're in a constant shortage of donated blood. But if they don't adhere to the law blocking blood donation from gays, they lose their non-profit charity status. If they don't adhere to the law, they get shut the fark down.

And you know why that law first came into play? 50% of all hemophiliacs in the country were infected with HIV, 90% of all severe hemophiliacs, because of the blood supply being compromised. Do you know how staggering that is?

The Red Cross was one of the only major national non-profits who did not turn their back on the gay community during the AIDS crisis. They worked hard to help. They provided supplies. They made safe sex education tapes and went out to try to teach people how to protect themselves in places like the Tenderloin and WeHo and Chelsea when most everybody else outside of those communities turned a blind eye because of Reagan. I know this, because my dad helped run the damn program. My dad had to stand up in front of the national press and explain how much blood was contaminated, and what they were doing about it.

The Red Cross is far from perfect, and some individual chapters are probably a lot shiatter than others. But the whole tHeY'rE eViL thing is farked up and not true and man I am tired of it.
 
2021-04-19 7:41:17 AM  
The American Red Cross can use monetary donations any way that it wants to unless the donors specify which disaster that monetary donations are to be used for.

After the Oklahoma City Bombing occurred, Americans donated $13 Million to the Red Cross with the belief that all of the money would be used for the Oklahoma City Bombing relief effort. They were wrong. Because the money did not go into an account that was specifically for Oklahoma City, the Red Cross kept several million for other uses. I know this because I was a part of the Oklahoma City relief effort orchestrated by the Salvation Army, and the SA did way more in relief than the Red Cross did.

After 9/11 occurred, a senior Red Cross official set up an account specifically for 9/11 relief. That way money donated to 9/11 relief would be used for 9/11 relief. That official was forced out of her job by the RC board of directors who didn't approve of what she did.
 
2021-04-19 7:42:41 AM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: I swear to f*ck, I am going to convince the wife to take our cats and that we become lighthouse keepers in Wilhelmshaven or somewhere the f*ck away from the sh*thole that the US has become.


Be sure to post your gofundme link.
 
2021-04-19 7:51:50 AM  
My question is why isnt there a whole wing of water bombers dedicated to this at this point? I am totally ignorant of how things are done in CA. Here up north its water bombers all the way.
I assume it has to do with a scarcity of freshwater lakes.
 
2021-04-19 7:56:31 AM  
Change the name of the state to Califirenia and adopt the phoenix as the state bird.
 
2021-04-19 7:57:24 AM  
Red Cross spends half billion dollars to build 6 homes in Haiti

I just remembered this incident from Time.
 
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