Rations to be burned

#3
I loved the quote:

"The worker added: "There will be a cloud of smoke above Little Rock soon - of burned food, of anger and of shame that the world's richest nation couldn't organise a p**s up in a brewery and lets Americans starve while they arrogantly observe petty regulations."

Brings back memories of the Soviet Union for me ...
 
#5
One_of_the_strange said:
I loved the quote:

"The worker added: "There will be a cloud of smoke above Little Rock soon - of burned food, of anger and of shame that the world's richest nation couldn't organise a p**s up in a brewery and lets Americans starve while they arrogantly observe petty regulations."

Brings back memories of the Soviet Union for me ...

Or the (with apologies to) RTFQ version:

"The cloud of smoke hung above Little Rock - the stench of burned food was unbearable - but then a lone British Army soldier landed his glider, strolled casually across to the steaming mess and said....


























...."More pepper!"


I just hope we sent them enough hexy blocks to do the job.
 
#6
So MREs are fit for human consumption. Presumably the calorie count and risk of morbid obesity were too low with Compo. :roll:
 
#8
I liked this, from later in the article: "There were 70 huge pallets of vegetarian MREs. They were from a foreign nation. We inspected them and then released them for distribution."

Having seen the effect that the things can have on the morale of non-vegetable British troops, I imagine that the people of New Orleans probably burnt them themselves.

TM
 

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#9
Shorty

My main concern with this piece is that you obviously read (look at?) the DAILY MIRROR. SHAME AND A PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS ON YOU!!
 
#12
Forces_Sweetheart said:
That treacle pudding will never burn! It's made from indestructable material. They should lend it to Nasa to make tiles for the outside of space rockets.
Oh yes it does! I still have vivid memories of being splattered by burning drops of treacle as the sealed bags exploded in a burns pit.
 
#13
THEY'RE THE NEW PACKS WITH THE CURRY AND YORKIES IN TOO! Send them back, I'll have the curry. If they burn them I'd demand the money for them back, it was intended as aid but has been squandered, therefore we should get the money back, if that's how theyre gonna react. But you're right, they'll never defeat the burger in burger and beans or the fruit dumplings either!
 
#14
Only the Yanks, with their wonderful Multi Agency everything could possibly do this, their people are hungry and need decent rat packs that are sterile from all the nasties in the water.... and some pen pusher in some office, who i assume has not had the correct kick back, says it should all be destroyed.... so what are they going to feed these poor people with.... federal red tape??? I hope they find the cretin who is messing about with the incoming aid and humiliate them, make them resign and give them the appropriate job to their mind set, something like shoveling the proverbial in a farm yard some where........
 
#15
This probably comes down to the US Customs paranoia with foreign foodstuffs generally. They probably think the ratpack boil in the bags harbour BSE or bird flu

I remember the hooha that I caused when I flew in on an RAF flight with 120 other squaddies for an exercise with the yanks. When asked the question "Do you have any animal or vegetable foodstuffs on your person?" by an obnoxiuos customs officer I said "Yes Ive got a banana does that count?"

In all seriuosness they were telling me that I would have to fill in a form to bring it into the country. So I ate it in front of them and gave them the skin to get rid off then tried not to laugh and spray them in half chewed banana.
 
#16
Ozgerbobble said:
When asked the question "Do you have any animal or vegetable foodstuffs on your person?" by an obnoxiuos customs officer I said "Yes Ive got a banana does that count?"
RULE 1 when dealing with small minded US officials with BIG guns, BIG badges (but small penises and even smaller brains) - never EVER EVER EVER try humour. It is a concept that they cannot understand which they often believe to be taking the piss.

You are lucky you aren't in an orange suit in Guantanamo. Most of the people in there are there for less!
 
#18
It was not only an unnamed NGO worker who gave that information. The US-authorities also rejected german army rations for unknown reasons - well except for the taste.

Here´s an extract from German newspaper "Frankfurte Allgemeine Zeitung" from sep 10th:
http://www.faz.net/s/RubBB4384140F7...138C81F14359F0754D~ATpl~Ecommon~Scontent.html

Ein Regierungssprecher sagte am Samstag in Berlin, ein mit 9000 Einmannpackungen der Bundeswehr beladener Luftwaffen-Airbus habe keine Einfluggenehmigung für die USA erhalten. Inzwischen sei die Sperre aber wieder aufgehoben worden. Er wisse nicht, was die US-Regierung bewogen habe, die Annahme der Rationen mit Fertiggerichten wie Gulasch, Wurstkonserven, Marmelade und Getränkepulver zu verweigern.
translated: A speaker (from German government) said on saturday in Berlin, a German Air Force transporting plane loaded with 9.000 army rations got no permission for landing in the USA. Meanwhile they are allowed to land again. The german government does not know why the US-Government decided to reject the use of the rations containing meals-ready to eat, canned meat, jam and drinking powder.

Our troops in Kosova, Afghanistan etc. are having the same rations. They may be not very tasty but you can survive with them.

Looks like the US-Government is ashamed of accepting foods.
 
#19
Unfit for human consumption? This from the nation that brought you McDonalds.

Still, it'll be the biggest sonofabitch stew ever concocted.
 
#20
Just to let you all know, As an American and a Texan, I am incensed. I personally appreciate the donation of foodstuffs, and am so POed about this that I can hardly see straight. I've been to Louisiana. Have you ever hear of Jumbalaya? It's literally whatever was caught and thrown in the pot. Possum, muskrat, frog, you name it! What's kidney pie compared to that? Our shortsighted beuraucrats have really gone overboard on this one.

Sorry Y'all :oops:
 

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