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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:59 AM
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OUTRAGE!! Red Cross airs Bush propaganda
This morning the first commercial I heard on the radio was for/by the Red Cross - and it OUTRAGED ME -

I don't have a link to it - if you find it could you post it below?

The commercial - woman's voice (paraphrased):
In a time of disaster
Someone will come from seven states away
and put their arm around your shoulder
EVEN IF YOU LOOK DIFFERENT FROM THEM OR TALK DIFFERENTLY
they will be there to reassure you that everything will be okay
because...


...because we are the Red Cross?
...because Red Cross volunteers are miracles on earth?
...because of the generosity of the American people?

WHY?

Why will someone come from 7 states away and put their arm around your shoulder EVEN IF YOU LOOK DIFFERENT from them?

Ready? Let's return to the commercial:
In a time of disaster
Someone will come from seven states away
and put their arm around your shoulder
EVEN IF YOU LOOK DIFFERENT FROM THEM OR TALK DIFFERENTLY
they will be there to reassure you - everything will be okay
because

THIS IS AMERICA



* damages our government, causing the MOST STUNNING ABANDONMENT OF AMERICANS IN MY LIFETIME and the Red Cross airs an ad saying that BECAUSE THIS IS AMERICA someone will come from seven states away and put their arm around your shoulder even if you look different from them?!?!?!

:wtf: :wtf: :wtf:

This commerical is, IMO, an un-freaking-believable example of BLATANT PROPAGANDA written and aired on behalf of *

Repeat after me, please:
African Americans were NOT abandoned because THIS IS AMERICA.
African Americans were NOT abandoned because THIS IS AMERICA.
African Americans were NOT abandoned because THIS IS AMERICA.
African Americans were NOT abandoned because THIS IS AMERICA.
African Americans were NOT abandoned because THIS IS AMERICA.

IT COULD NOT HAPPEN HERE.
IT COULD NOT HAPPEN HERE.
IT COULD NOT HAPPEN HERE.
IT COULD NOT HAPPEN HERE.
IT COULD NOT HAPPEN HERE.
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Stockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:00 AM
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1. Correction US Red Cross...
It is a big difference.
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:15 AM
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3. Okay, I will take your word that the Red Cross
works differently in other countries. I would suspect that the organization would reflect the attitudes of the citizens of each country. I am on 'high' outrage at the moment and did not distinguish.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:48 AM
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14. The Red Cross leadership in other countries DOES work differently
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 10:49 AM by Spazito
The American Red Cross leadership is owned, lock, stock and barrel by the bush admin, there is no question. The 'feet on the ground' workers are good people, the Red Cross administration is not.

Edited to correct grammar.
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:51 AM
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15. I really want to be informed about RC-Gov links --
I will do some Googling later, but if you have suggestions about what I could read, please post them.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:00 AM
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16. Well, check out the dollars donated by the head of the US Red
Cross to the republicans, the bush campaign. Check out whether they backed up the International Red Cross when they reported on the torture/abuse going on in Iraq. If you use the search feature here re US Red Cross President and donations to republican party, you will find useful links there, I believe.

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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:03 AM
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2. that's insulting.
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 09:03 AM by elehhhhna
'even if you're weird different etc.'

creeps me out.
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:17 AM
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4. the commercial claiming 'we are not racist' IS racist --
seriously, seriously creeps me out!
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:31 AM
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5. we're not racist, even if YOU'RE black. er, negro. uhm...african american
"whatch y'all calling yourselves thses days? Wait, i'll just check the categories on the fema form"
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:46 AM
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9. Okay - THAT got to me...
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Thanks e!
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:37 AM
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6. That's it,not one more dime and emails and letters


I had an uneasy feeling about the White Cross when the Hurricane first hit.

Didn't see them in NO in any large numbers.

No one visible at high levels of color.

Until they sincerely change their ways - that is it.

What is their email address?
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:57 AM
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10. You can email the Red Cross via their webpage -
<http://www.redcross.org/contactus/ >

And, because I did not say the following clearly above, I do want to say that my problem with the Red Cross is the Execs, PR, and how they do/do not fully account for sources and recipients of funds.

My problems is NOT with volunteers or with part-time or full-time employess who stay in their jobs because they sincerely want to help people.

My funds, in future, will go to local groups that provide support for grassroots emergency assistance and long-term rebuilding programs:

ACORN
People's Hurricane Relief Fund
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ozarkvet Donating Member (185 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:05 AM
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17. Mason Organization
I know this sounds very tinfoil-hatish, but bear with me it is not.

I understand the Red Cross to have been founded by Freemasons, and the leadership has historically been masons simply because they know each other, recommend each other, and tend to stick together.

Note, I don't believe in any grand conspiracy, but I think this fraternal link (of a primarily conservative white, protestant Christian group) causes the Red Cross organization to be primarily white, conservative protestant, and Christian and to have that world mindset.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:39 AM
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7. This is America, and we don't stand for that racist shit. Just pray
that the person coming to your aid isn't a Republican, conservative Bush supporter.
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The Blue Flower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:42 AM
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8. * is head of ARC
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 09:42 AM by Defenestrate
I've posted this twice, but so far the ramifications haven't sunk in. Throughout the world, the head of the Red Cross in each country is the head of state. I was told this when I attended an ARC volunteer orientation.
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UncleSepp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:00 AM
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11. That explains some things, thanks
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:01 AM
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12. Okay, * is a 'figurehead' kind of head of the ARC ?
The head of each country doesn't appoint the top management or make policy do they? Are they actually consulted by the Red Cross?

I think the people need to know in what way the RC and the US gov are related. Is this why the RC is a veritable cheerleader for war? Whoa.

:shrug:
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:39 AM
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13. When Elizabeth DOLE took over as head of the REd Cross
I knew it was over, or a right wing org then..

Think of all the little groups getting NO MONEY while the REd Cross fills the coffers, local groups that can help the needs of the local folks, even churches, whoever..

Plus I've paid my tax dollars, so Bush needs to stop blowing people up and drowning the poor and brown with MY MONEY.

I ain't sending a dime to the Red Cross, USE MY TAX MONEY, that's what it's there for..

assholes, monsters.. my taxes are keeping Browning on the payroll right now and THAT pisses me off even more..
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:47 PM
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18. Kick for the evening crowd!
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Kailassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:03 PM
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19. How blatently, insultingly condescending
well, a Republican organisation is not going to waste a lie by not insinuating a sneer into it.
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:06 PM
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20. Oh man. NOW the Red Cross?
Thats just fkin depressing.
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:08 PM
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21. They are never getting another dime from me.
Ever/
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:08 PM
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22. The Red Cross is a GOP front.
I said it. No thunder, no lightening.

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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:16 PM
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23. Links please! Links please! Links please!
Ever'body is saying this, but I've not yet had time to do the research. I will if I have to, but if you have link(s) - I'll read them.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:35 PM
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24. Indy, I don't. But promise to find some tonight.
And if I don't, I'll humbly kneel down for the sword. :hi:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 01:36 AM
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27. Democracy Now! hosted a speaker who spoke to this issues.
I don't want to pretend to know more than I do. I think this speaker raises good questions about the Red Cross in the United States:

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/09/30/141...
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:09 PM
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25. My initial Red Cross - GOP research results:
Bonnie McElveen-Hunter's Political Donations
American Red Cross chairman 2004-present; businesswoman
$135,455* Republican
$5,200 special interest

Senator Elizabeth Dole (NC-R) was Red Cross CEO for several years. Her salary was $500,000 w/ benefits. Current Red Cross CEO salary: $651,000.

GOP Attacks International Red Cross for Expressing Concern about Abu Ghraib

Red Cross National Affairs number (202-303-5551)

I'm still seeking specific info...







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neweurope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 01:23 AM
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26. KICK
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 09:25 AM
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28. I decided sometime last week that I was never going to give money...
to the American Red Cross again. Too bad that my company only matches funds for this organization.
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linazelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 09:29 AM
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29. Billboard near my house: "Katrina was an equal oppty. destroyer"
The Red Cross is truly politically motivated. They are addressing Bush's serious failure regarding race during the disaster. I'll never contribute to them again either.
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