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2012-11-01 05:38:57 PM  
8 votes:
An impatient New Yorker? Now I've seen everything!
2012-11-01 03:42:29 PM  
8 votes:

Atypical Person Reading Fark: Didn't know Staten Island had its own president. Did that happen recently?

President Staten Island! A hurricane is heading this way!

2012-11-01 05:58:30 PM  
6 votes:

pxlboy: This is why I prefer to donate blood.

Let's start a rumor:

Red Cross administrators drink, on average, 36% of donated blood. After you account for spillage and theft, less than 30% makes it to needy individuals.
2012-11-01 05:40:02 PM  
3 votes:
As John Lennon infamously didn't say, "Instant charity's gonna get you."
2012-11-01 06:09:36 PM  
2 votes:
I was at the South Shore yesterday, people were buried in their homes. There the dogs are trying to find bodies. The people there, the neighbors who had no electricity, were making soup. Making soup.

No hurricane relief for you! Come back one year!

2012-11-01 06:09:35 PM  
2 votes:

randomjsa: Don't worry. Red Cross has been on my "never give a dime to" list for over a decade now.

Yea, we now. All your charity money goes to the NRA and the "Fark alt burn victims reparation fund".
2012-11-01 06:05:26 PM  
2 votes:

Atypical Person Reading Fark: Didn't know Staten Island had its own president. Did that happen recently?

He came to power after the Apocalypse .
2012-11-01 04:59:24 PM  
2 votes:
Don't give money to Aquaman either.
2012-11-01 03:18:11 PM  
2 votes:
Yeah, I'm not giving a single extra dollar to the Red Cross until they are able to completely prevent all disasters from happening or single-handedly and immediately fix every problem caused by acts of god.

Or, you know, I'll live in reality and be glad we have amazing organizations who are out there doing good work.

/blood donor
//money donor
2012-11-01 10:40:25 PM  
1 vote:

Because People in power are Stupid: Don't give money to Aquaman either.

Everyone talks shiat about Aquaman, but he really is the superhero you would probably want on your side in this disaster.
2012-11-01 08:44:38 PM  
1 vote:
Where is Wolf Blitzer, "so rich, so white"?
2012-11-01 07:51:28 PM  
1 vote:
Jst from reading the article I sense a deep animosity and profound jeolousy of staten islanites against manhattanites.

Not sure if it's true or not.
2012-11-01 07:38:04 PM  
1 vote:
Its kinda hard to feel sorry for them since they decided to live in hurricane territory.
2012-11-01 07:37:39 PM  
1 vote:

randomjsa: my charity of choice is Doctors Without Borders. What's yours?

I donate directly to single mothers. I only give each of them a couple of bucks though so that I can help more of them.
2012-11-01 07:14:20 PM  
1 vote:
Reports from New Jersey ring like prophecies of the apocalypse. Corpses float hopelessly in what used to be a thriving and distinctive downtown; coffins rise from the ground; alligators, sharks and snakes ply the poisonous waters .

Further discouraging reports out of New Jersey about bands of rapists going from block to block, people walking around in feces, dead bodies floating everywhere. And we know that sniper fire continues.
2012-11-01 06:41:50 PM  
1 vote:

Arkanaut: I haven't heard much of what happened to Staten Island, but shouldn't the blame be more on Bloomberg or OEM than the Red Cross?

Or Sandy. That biatch.
2012-11-01 06:26:38 PM  
1 vote:

EnviroDude: Working at the Red Cross pays well

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3 27 7

your a weird bugger to read.

that being said... yeah wtf is this guy railing on about? i read his blurb through drudge earlier today and i still don't get it.

i see your point that not all charities are equal/actually charitable, and the red cross has HAD to repeat MANY times over the last few years that 'todays' donations go to tomorrows disaster... so what put a bug up this guys individual butt is my question. is he really that butthurt over manhattan having precedence, or maybe priority in response effort? or are you just as cynical as i am and don't donate anything to anyone?

i just don't understand mr envirodude and would like your help guiding the unbridled rage.
2012-11-01 06:07:47 PM  
1 vote:
Also, I once hooked up with a girl from Staten Island. It was the lowest point in my life.

/This is in fact true.*

*Sadly, it really is.
2012-11-01 06:06:12 PM  
1 vote:

Burning_Monk: Zarquon's Flat Tire: that was my nickname in highschool: Zarquon's Flat Tire: Aren't they the ones who charged soldiers for donated bandages in WWII?

[citation needed]

Notice it was a question. My grandfather told me they did, and he seemed to hold a lifelong grudge against them.

I'll look it up later, when I'm not on a mobile.

Snopes says, TRUE (kinda).

Thanks, knowing my grandfather he was probably pissed about ciggarette part.
2012-11-01 06:03:26 PM  
1 vote:
Get on a bus to Houston.
2012-11-01 05:55:18 PM  
1 vote:

faultytower: Is it too late just to have Staten Island sink into the water?

Too soon, man.
2012-11-01 05:48:28 PM  
1 vote:
I wonder how Borough President James Molinaro got the job. It doesnt't seen to be on a platform of disaster preparedness.
2012-11-01 05:45:34 PM  
1 vote:

kmt11: Making Soup!

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2012-11-01 05:41:13 PM  
1 vote:

Doc_Gerbil: So much derp on that site.

They seem to have something against soup....

I was wondering if my biases were clouding my opinion on that.
The stench of herp was strong...
2012-11-01 05:39:55 PM  
1 vote:
He's Right

Good Advice
2012-11-01 05:39:06 PM  
1 vote:
I'm honestly really sorry about the damage, and while I can't imagine what it's like to lose one's house, it must be awful. If that's you, I'm sorry.

However, these folks in New York and New Jersey sure seem whiny as hell about it. On the radio, on the TV, and every time a reporter shows up, all they do is whine about how awful it is and how nobody's helping them and what are they going to do? I don't recall all those poor folks in New Orleans being such crybabies after Katrina. Seriously, i thought New Yorkers were tough? Enough with the whining and expecting miracles from volunteers. Nobody owes you anything, by the way.
2012-11-01 05:36:28 PM  
1 vote:
""You know, I went to a shelter Monday night after the storm. People were coming in with no socks, with no shoes. They were in desperate need. Their housing was destroyed. They were crying. Where was the Red Cross?""

Why were you in a shelter? Why weren't you out there helping with the rebuilding?

2012-11-01 05:30:56 PM  
1 vote:
What's wrong with soup?
2012-11-01 03:50:28 PM  
1 vote:

PainInTheASP: "You know, I went to a shelter Monday night after the storm. People were coming in with no socks, with no shoes. They were in desperate need. Their housing was destroyed. They were crying. Where was the Red Cross?"



"Assess", lol

/yeah, I know it's the wrong spelling, but that was my first thought when I read his reply
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