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The truth about the Red Cross IN RECENT years, the image of the Red Cross has been tarnished. The worst scandal came after the September 11 attacks, when it was revealed that a large portion of the hundreds of millions of dollars donated to the organization went not to survivors or family members of those killed, but to other Red Cross operations, in what was described by chapters across the country as a "bait-and-switch" operation. Recently, long-simmering concerns about the Red Cross' disaster relief operations were expressed by Richard Walden, of the humanitarian group Operation USA, in the Los Angeles Times--prompting a vitriolic response by the Red Cross.

15 Natural Wonders in North Carolina Posted in North Carolina October 29, 2015 by Emory From the winding Blue Ridge Parkway, miles of pristine coastline, and everything in-between, it’s easy to see that North Carolina is one of the most beautiful states in the nation. We’re lucky to be home to some of the most amazing natural beauty, and natural wonders in the country, starting with these fifteen. 1. Jockey’s Ridge Part of Nature cartoon by Stuart McMillen - Recombinant Records This cartoon is heavily influenced by the books Natural Capitalism - Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and Hunter Lovins (1999) and Mid-Course Correction - Ray Anderson (1998). It is also in the same vein as the flash animation "The Story of Stuff" by Annie Leonard, which I watched when I was about 90% of the way through the drawing process. Back to post / website. View/add comments for this article.Part of Nature by Stuart McMillen.

For-Profit Solicitors Take Biggest Chunk $ National Veterans Service Fund notes on its website that "war does not end on the battlefield." Instead, the site goes on to say, American veterans and their families have been left without the help they need to overcome critical health and psychological problems at home. National Veterans Service Fund says it offers guidance to veterans to help them qualify for aid they otherwise would go without. Ultimate North Carolina Waterfall Road Trip Map Posted in North Carolina February 15, 2016 by Emory Rakestraw There’s no denying North Carolinians love their waterfalls. Transylvania County alone has over 200 waterfalls! So naturally, being from the land of waterfalls – we find ourselves continuously drawn to the beauty of rushing water amidst breathtaking mountains. But if you read that right – 200 and even 300 can seem beyond daunting. How do you even began to set up a strategy to see three or even ten?

A Man Replaces His Lawn With a Giant Vegetable Garden and No Regrets During the summer, nothing is better than the smell of freshly cut grass. That is, unless, you have a giant vegetable garden growing in the place of your lawn. Instead of turf, this awesome homeowner, user locolukas on Reddit, opted for tomatoes. The results are absolutely epic. What you see actually used to be a lawn.

Sham Cancer Charities Four cancer "charities" and their operators have been charged with bilking more than $187 million from consumers. The Federal Trade Commission, along with each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, says the charities claimed to be providing assistance to cancer patients, but the donations were in reality benefiting only "the perpetrators, their families and friends, and fundraisers." Here's NPR's Jim Zarroli's report on the suit: "Officials say they told donors that the money went to services like hospice care and transporting chemotherapy patients. In reality, they say, 85 percent went to professional fundraisers and much of the rest went to pay for trips, concert tickets and jet ski outings.

University of South Carolina Dr. Malone earned his degree in Social Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He spent the first part of his career at Duke University, where he developed interests in statistical methods, data analysis, and methodology for prevention research. Average Weather For Lexington, Kentucky, USA The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around January 18, occurring in 60% of days. Precipitation is least likely around October 2, occurring in 35% of days.

4 Ways Help Abroad Reinforces Oppression Charities can be incredibly problematic. Nonetheless, humanitarianism is a billion dollar industry! Therefore, we must become aware of the problems facing most charities and support those organizations that best collaborate with and empower low-income communities. 18 Really Amazing Computer Stations TwistedSifter The Best of the visual Web, sifted, sorted and summarized Jun 27, 2012 18 Really Amazing Computer Stations I recently came across a fascinating sub-reddit called ‘r/Battlestations‘. It consists of pictures of people’s computer stations.

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