Disasters, natural or otherwise

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Re: Disasters, natural or otherwise

Postby Mongrel » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:44 pm


That picture of him climbing up out of the rough is going to be one of those pictures that lives on forever.
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Re: Disasters, natural or otherwise

Postby Hardly Ideal » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:03 pm

So Sisyphus was damned to push a stone up a hill and watch it roll back down for the rest of eternity, while Trump will be damned to forever chip balls out of one patch of rough and right into another.
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Re: Disasters, natural or otherwise

Postby Mongrel » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:51 pm





EDIT: Let's keep piling these on, eh?

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Re: Disasters, natural or otherwise

Postby Mongrel » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:02 pm

Say, what's a good outfit to donate to Puerto Rico through? We normally donate to relief efforts through the Canadian Red Cross or DWB/MSF.

The Canadian Red Cross doesn't have anything (presumably because it would be under the purview of The American Red Cross, but they've still got problems - not sending money to the ARC) and I don't see anything on MSF's page yet either? (in any case the situation is less a medical emergency so much as it is a resource emergency).

I saw the governor's wife set up a charity, but obviously it's new and who knows what might happen there (not that I'm implying corruption, it's simply not an established charity so I have no idea if it's optimal use of resources or not).
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Re: Disasters, natural or otherwise

Postby TA » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:49 pm

Never donate to the Red Cross.
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Re: Disasters, natural or otherwise

Postby Thad » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:59 am

Operation USA is good. One America Appeal has all five living former presidents behind it.

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Re: Disasters, natural or otherwise

Postby Mongrel » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:12 am

Thanks. Sadly it doesn't seem like One America let's you specifically earmark your donation for Puerto Rico. Not that Texas and Florida won't continue to need help, but they appear to actually be getting that help.

Operation USA lets you donate by hurricane, but not by island (there are several non-US Islands which have been hit just as badly if not worse than PR, but they have competent relief efforts underway through Caribbean and UN relief agencies).

TA wrote:Never donate to the Red Cross.

Not to the American one, no. They're awful.

The Canadian one is fine and well-run. This actually came up last time donations were talked about.
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Re: Disasters, natural or otherwise

Postby Spooky Skeleton » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:50 pm

Trump passed out yellow bags of rice and then started tossing rolls of towels into the crowd as if he were shooting free throws. The crowd laughed and cheered him on. When he contemplated doing the same with the cans of chicken, the crowd gently told him no.

The church is also distributing water purification kits, and a member explained the process to the president.

“Wait,” Trump said, “you put it in dirty water?”

“And then you can drink it after 10 to 12 hours,” she explained.

“Would you do it? Would you drink it?” he asked.

“Sure,” she said.

“Really?” Trump said, a disgusted look coming across his face.

“Really,” she said.

“Is this your company or something?” Trump asked the woman, seeming suspicious of the aggressive pitch.

“No,” she said, “I’m part of the church.”


A tale of two Puerto Ricos: What Trump saw — and what he didn’t,
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Re: Disasters, natural or otherwise

Postby Brentai » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:43 pm

I am not on fire, Romosome is not on fire yet.

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Re: Disasters, natural or otherwise

Postby Hardly Ideal » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:13 pm

I was gonna ask, should I panic? Y/N

I think we're going to be safe in downtown Santa Ana, but holy crap that's a lot of very close smoke.
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Re: Disasters, natural or otherwise

Postby Esperath » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:25 pm

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Re: Disasters, natural or otherwise

Postby Mongrel » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:30 pm

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Re: Disasters, natural or otherwise

Postby Mongrel » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:59 pm

He's just going to let Puerto Rico die, isn't he?

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Re: Disasters, natural or otherwise

Postby Thad » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:06 pm

On the plus side,

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Re: Disasters, natural or otherwise

Postby Mongrel » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:10 pm



Vice: The death toll is almost certainly in the hundreds

Also, the percentage of homes with electricity has fallen from 17% to 9%.
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