ARE YOU ALL F'ING IDIOTS?
HAVE ANY OF YOU BOTHERED TO CHECK THIS OUT FOR SURE?
I GET FOX NEWS CHANNEL HERE, AND THAT O'REILLY DIPSHIT IS THE ONE YANK THAT PISSES ME OFF BIG TIME. HE IS SO ANALLY RETENTIVE, I WOULD BE SCARED TO KICK HIM UP THE ARSE (LIKE I WOULD LIKE TO) FOR FEAR OF LOSING MY FOOT.
FOX NEWS IS THE WORST NEWS STATION I HAVE EVER HAD THE MISFORTUNE OF SEEING ON MY TV SCREEN. AND I AM ABSOLUTELY LIVID THAT A STATION SUCH AS THIS IS AUSTRALIAN OWNED.
ANYWAY, CHECK IT OUT:
The American Red Cross is spending $109 million on "accounting, database management and telecommunications upgrades."
The American Red Cross has raised an estimated $540 million in approximately six weeks — a massive amount of money for any organization to process, account for and audit. As good stewards of public funds, we were required to spend funds to improve existing systems and enhance controls over service delivery. Thus far, we have spent $1.7 million to expand our system and to properly process and acknowledge the heavy volume of contributions in accordance with industry standards and tax requirements.
At the same time, we have created two nationwide toll-free hotlines: 1-866-GET INFO for public requests for assistance and 1-877-746-4989 specifically for families who lost loved ones in the September 11 attacks. We have also increased the bandwidth of our public Web site to handle the flood of resulting inquiries. We have spent $800,000 to date on this activity.
It is a well known fact that the Red Cross is a NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION. As such they have overheads which have to be met. Anyone who donates to them knows this. Over US$550 million was raised, and the Red Cross is expected to bear the costs of distributing this money themselves?
If every non-for-profit organisation was expected to pay its own expenses, there would be none left.
And then who would be left to distribute funds next time, when Hollywood (if only) is taken out by a terrorist bomb?
So people, wake up and get back to reality!!!!
Excuse all the caps above. I didn't realise they were on, and I wasn't going to re-type it out....busy..busy...busy