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Old 10-22-2018, 08:57 AM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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What is a fax? ... Oh wait... It's coming to me... Is fax what we used to use before we all went to get emailed PDF-print-sign-scan-email it back? I've been doing real estate deals that way for the last 5 years.

Fax is dead. Paper is dead. It's the age of PDFs and the age where an image of a check IS the check.

All anybody needs is a combo inkjet and scanner these days. My advice: pick one with built-in WiFi. You can locate it anywhere in your house and plug it in, you are good to go.

Put your fax in your attic along with your Telex machine.
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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That is not true of all nor IMO most charities. I'm in the process if getting someone a ramp through Habitat for Humanity. I see what the Humane Society does when I go there to give them old blankets in towels. I saw what the Red Cross does when a co-worker's home burned down, and when I went through Hurricane Sandy. Often they are volunteers that answer phones, and even more often the volunteers are elderly (cause they have time to volunteer) and you have to call a couple of times. Habitat said they'd call me back and didn't, but the next day I called I got the help I needed. Again, a volunteer answers the phones.


I'm sure there are some that don't run efficiently, but to blanket statement them is really inaccurate and unfair.
You mean the Red Cross that passes out Red Cross logo blankets to disaster victims at media events. Then when the media event is over and the camera lights are turned off, they immediately grab all the blankets back, to use for the next media event? You mean the Red Cross that is supposed to help disaster victims, but spends only 14% of the money they collect actually helping disaster victims? You mean the Red Cross that collected $500 million to help earthquake victims in Haiti, and then claimed to have used the money to rebuild housing for 130,000 people, but actually only built six houses? $500 million of people's hard earned money to build six houses. Is that the Red Cross you are talking about?

The Red Cross is not the charity I was talking about, but they are worse. They fail at every single disaster. They are a total rip off.

In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief _ NPR
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Old 10-22-2018, 02:01 PM
 
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You mean the Red Cross that passes out Red Cross logo blankets to disaster victims at media events. Then when the media event is over and the camera lights are turned off, they immediately grab all the blankets back, to use for the next media event? You mean the Red Cross that is supposed to help disaster victims, but spends only 14% of the money they collect actually helping disaster victims? You mean the Red Cross that collected $500 million to help earthquake victims in Haiti, and then claimed to have used the money to rebuild housing for 130,000 people, but actually only built six houses? $500 million of people's hard earned money to build six houses. Is that the Red Cross you are talking about?

The Red Cross is not the charity I was talking about, but they are worse. They fail at every single disaster. They are a total rip off.

In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief _ NPR

They may have some issues at the top, but it's simply not true that they fail at disasters. They manned just about every shelter during Sandy. I too had a co-worker whose home burned, and they were there in the middle of the night getting them a place to stay. If not for them, we wouldn't have a blood supply. I don't know anything about what happened in Haiti but I do know they are the only ones I see during a disaster like Sandy.
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Old 10-23-2018, 04:37 AM
 
Location: NJ
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You mean the Red Cross that passes out Red Cross logo blankets to disaster victims at media events. Then when the media event is over and the camera lights are turned off, they immediately grab all the blankets back, to use for the next media event? You mean the Red Cross that is supposed to help disaster victims, but spends only 14% of the money they collect actually helping disaster victims? You mean the Red Cross that collected $500 million to help earthquake victims in Haiti, and then claimed to have used the money to rebuild housing for 130,000 people, but actually only built six houses? $500 million of people's hard earned money to build six houses. Is that the Red Cross you are talking about?

The Red Cross is not the charity I was talking about, but they are worse. They fail at every single disaster. They are a total rip off.

In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief _ NPR
When I saw how high donations went I knew it would be a clusterf*ck!
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