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#225974 13-Dec-2017 16:08
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I heard on the news today that charities don't want tinned tomatoes and chick peas, because they can't easily be used to make meals without a whole lot of other ingredients. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/99767397/give-generously--but-please-no-tinned-tomatoes-or-chickpeas-say-charities

 

Those are two staples I always have in the cupboard, because they are so useful and healthy.  Whenever they are on special for 99c I stock up.  The get through kit has plenty full of them.

 

By co-incidence last night not having seen the story I got home late and was feeling lazy so I heated up Italian tomatoes chucked in a tin of chickpeas with some pepper and flung it all on some rice. Was yum, healthy and cost less than $3.  Leftovers for dinner tonight ...





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  #1919164 13-Dec-2017 16:23
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Not sure what to think of this. It seems to come across a bit ungrateful, but I would want to know more before passing judgement. Stuff is not exactly a source I have a lot of confidence in.

 

As an aside, I also like tomatoes and chickpeas and would enjoy them with rice. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  #1919351 14-Dec-2017 06:56
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They are staples at our house too. So I was surprised, but it makes sense that if you have nothing to go with it then it isn't something you'd want.

 
 
 
 


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  #1919378 14-Dec-2017 08:30
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Why is this posted in politics?

 

 


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  #1919417 14-Dec-2017 09:22
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MikeAqua: Refuges say no to tinned toms and chickpeas

Wrong. The charities and community organisations that provide assistance to refugees are saying hmm maybe a bit less of that item please. Maybe a few toothbrushes and things like that also if possible thanks. No one is demanding anything or being fussy. Calm down.

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  #1919418 14-Dec-2017 09:23
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@Fred99: Probably because it might lead to a back and forth over ungrateful types turning up their noses at donated food that isn't KFC or Burger King.

 

 





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  #1919431 14-Dec-2017 09:42
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Rikkitic:

 

@Fred99: Probably because it might lead to a back and forth over ungrateful types turning up their noses at donated food that isn't KFC or Burger King.

 

 

I guessed this might have been Stuff's objective, based on the headline photo of a Maori woman with a Moko, holding cans of (unwanted) chickpeas/tomatoes - as well as the general tone of the article.

 

Dog-whistle journalism.


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  #1919441 14-Dec-2017 10:11
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I did not know what to think when I first read this. Maybe the article was quietly promoted by McDonalds?

 

Tinned tomato with mince always works well with pasta. How hard can it be?


 
 
 
 




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  #1919452 14-Dec-2017 10:34
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MikeAqua: Refuges say no to tinned toms and chickpeas

Wrong. The charities and community organisations that provide assistance to refugees are saying hmm maybe a bit less of that item please. Maybe a few toothbrushes and things like that also if possible thanks. No one is demanding anything or being fussy. Calm down.

 

I am calm ...  I myself can't judge accurately a persons mood from what they typed. As you clearly can I would love to know your techniques for doing so.  I do hope they're empirical.

 

I only ever donate cash because it's easier for everyone (including me), so this debate has zero direct impact on me.

 

It just seemed ironic that I had by choice made a meal the night before from those exact items because it was easy and by choice have them in our get through kit and here were the charities saying 'our people can't/won't cook that'.  Left overs for dinner last night and lunch today.  Still yum and healthy too.

 

Tomato Chana Dal... yum tongue-out (that's intended as a 'delicious' emoji btw not a raspberry)





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  #1919530 14-Dec-2017 12:46
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MikeAqua:

 

gzt:
MikeAqua: Refuges say no to tinned toms and chickpeas

Wrong. The charities and community organisations that provide assistance to refugees are saying hmm maybe a bit less of that item please. Maybe a few toothbrushes and things like that also if possible thanks. No one is demanding anything or being fussy. Calm down.

 

I am calm ...  I myself can't judge accurately a persons mood from what they typed. As you clearly can I would love to know your techniques for doing so.  I do hope they're empirical.

 

I only ever donate cash because it's easier for everyone (including me), so this debate has zero direct impact on me.

 

It just seemed ironic that I had by choice made a meal the night before from those exact items because it was easy and by choice have them in our get through kit and here were the charities saying 'our people can't/won't cook that'.  Left overs for dinner last night and lunch today.  Still yum and healthy too.

 

Tomato Chana Dal... yum tongue-out (that's intended as a 'delicious' emoji btw not a raspberry)

 

 

 

 

I think the point is that seems to be the bulk of what people donate. While they are good items to have in the cupboard, you don't want to eat them every meal. They want to mix things up a bit.


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  #1919531 14-Dec-2017 12:46
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'Refugees say no' sounds like hyperbole to me and therefore less than calm. That hyperbole easily leads to other silly conclusions.

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gzt: 'Refugees say no' sounds like hyperbole to me and therefore less than calm. That hyperbole easily leads to other silly conclusions.

 

It's "refuges" - not "refugees".


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  #1919690 14-Dec-2017 17:46
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I wonder how many outraged donors misread that stupid Stuff headline. I wonder if they did it on purpose?

 

 





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  #1919816 14-Dec-2017 19:35
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Rikkitic:

 

I wonder how many outraged donors misread that stupid Stuff headline. I wonder if they did it on purpose?

 

 

Was driving through NSW a few weeks ago - and everywhere were road signs warning "Refuge e Island Ahead".  FFS - who'd put a refugee island in a bloody penal colony.

 

 

 

(Refuge Island is the whatever we call it thing on the middle of the road for pedestrians to shelter half way across - lest some idiot in a Subaroo flattens them.  White people can use them too)


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The vibe I got from that article (and the photo with can upon can of tomatoes) is that A LOT of cans of tomatoes and chickpeas get donated because they are cheap and easy and people think they are being helpful.

 

If you have 2kg of tomatoes and 400g of mince, are you going to make a 2.4kg mincy-tomato meal? No...


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  #1919935 14-Dec-2017 23:28
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Can I say no to refugees?






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