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I don't really get the Red Cross (America). Apart from the use of the "Red Cross" label it acts like Haliburton. Run by politically connected Republicans, makes its money by getting no-bid contracts from the federal government to do work which is core government ought-to-be-nationalised stuff. No accountability for poor work.

As a bonus over the real Haliburton the charitable status means it gets donations and people willing to work for it for nothing. And millions of dollars of free advertising of course. They seem to have a habit of collecting far money than is needed for the cause being donated for and then have to get into money laundering essentially.

And what's the relationship between the American Red Cross and the International Committe RC - which is the body in charge of guaranteeing the rights of prisoners of war among other things and seems to have to criticise the US government a lot recently. Seems like a lot of opportunity for corruption in this relationship between the American Red Cross and the US government.

It certainly looks like a duck. I don't give any money to the RC. All my donations go to Mercy Corps. I don't think the RC is losing any sleep.

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