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#91069 - 04/13/07 08:47 PM Re: $40 Million Worth of MRE's Wasted by FEMA [Re: norad45]
gatormba Offline

Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 136
Loc: Alabama
Where is the ignore button?
"It's a legal system, not a justice system!"

#91071 - 04/13/07 08:53 PM Re: $40 Million Worth of MRE's Wasted by FEMA [Re: gatormba]
norad45 Offline

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 1506
Originally Posted By: gatormba
Where is the ignore button?

Click on the user's name, then click "View Profile", then click "ignore this user". I'm not sure if it was part of the upgrade or if it has always been here.

#91076 - 04/13/07 10:42 PM Re: $40 Million Worth of MRE's Wasted by FEMA [Re: Blast]
AROTC Offline

Registered: 05/06/04
Posts: 604
Loc: Manhattan
That's too bad about the British Rations, I've heard they taste a ton better then MRE's.
A gentleman should always be able to break his fast in the manner of a gentleman where so ever he may find himself.--Good Omens

#91097 - 04/14/07 05:57 AM Re: $40 Million Worth of MRE's Wasted by FEMA [Re: AROTC]
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
There is also a BAN feature. If you dislike a poster's comments A. consider alerting a moderator if you believe it is inappropriate B. use the delete feature. C.- holding said person to group ridicule or making comments is not an option.

#91100 - 04/14/07 10:39 AM Re: $40 Million Worth of MRE's Wasted by FEMA [Re: gatormba]

To let millions of Dollars worth of food go to waste is a crime. During the 1986 Ethiopian appeal effort a similar sum of money was raised and the food, which was purchased saved countless lives in Africa. To see such wastefulness due to bureaucracy, incompetence, politics and or corruption made me very angry indeed. I am from a generation where wasting food was unacceptable.
What I forgot was the food was in the form of MREs, they were very expensive military rations and I suppose when it comes to the military budgets, in the big scheme of things, the amount wasted for the US taxpayer was very small change indeed considering every 40 cents in the Tax Dollar now goes on military spending.
If the previous comments were found to be unacceptable then I apologise as I saw red whilst reading the msnbc story.

Edited by bentirran (04/14/07 11:27 AM)

#91404 - 04/17/07 08:31 PM Re: $40 Million Worth of MRE's Wasted by FEMA [Re: DesertFox]
Susan Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
"Lessons learned:
1. Appoint agency heads based on qualifications instead of patronage.
2. Political types get out of the way and let the first responders and relief agencies do what they know how to do."

The lessons may have been learned, but they certainly won't be applied.

1) Agency heads have NEVER, EVER been appointed due to their qualifications. They're appointed because they're incompetent brown-nosers.

2) And political types won't get out of the way, ever. They will kick, stomp and beat people out of the way to get to control, and they will appoint their buddies and lackeys to be their agency heads (see my point 1).

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