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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 04:15 PM

3. OWS did a much better job

and they're not even a relief organization.

The NRC needs to funnel money to the local Red Cross instead of sending a bunch of wonks with their heads up their butts in to a disaster area. The local group knows the geography, knows the people, and knows where the disaster area is.

I shudder to think of a disaster in Boston with a bunch of out of towners trying to coordinate relief efforts. If they can't find their way around NYC--which was actually planned--they don't have a chance in Boston, which was laid out by cows and drunken sailors.

These days, I make loans at Kiva, donate to the Roadrunner Food Bank (purely local), and have Doctors Without Borders listed as "transfer on death" on the portfolio my dad left me. I'm also a soft touch for homeless folks looking for a day's work.

Too many organizations have been disappointments.

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