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Old January 19th, 2010, 10:03 AM   #1
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not to be mean but I cannot stand this give us cash, help help help.
while billions are spent trying to help them, plenty of people here at home go hungy, without a home, without parents, etc. we won't spend that money on our own people yet we gladly rush it to a distant nation?

I am sure that what we are sending is equal to that of what haiti
sent us after the san francisco quake, 9/11 and katrina.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 10:08 AM   #2
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It's okay if individuals want to donate, that's your decision. The government sending this money, we're borrowing the money from China to send money to Haiti, where's the sense in that? Let Haiti borrow the money from China themselves.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 10:08 AM   #3
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I'm sick of it, and i have a friend down in florida who has been spending the last week helping a group get donations/ supplies and load planes.

The problem is that none of the people who really need it will get it.

One of the stations here in chicago did a long story on Haiti yesterday, pointing out the billions of dollars and resources we've sent there in the last 20 years to help them re-establish themselves, and they always fall back because there is no real want from it on their end.

Yes it's a tradgedy, yes alot of people have died. But we can't rush in to save every country that has a natural disaster when we can't take care of our own. How many countries have sent aid when the US has had a major hurricane, flood or earthquake?
Screw them all.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 10:09 AM   #4
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Old January 19th, 2010, 10:15 AM   #5
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Old January 19th, 2010, 10:16 AM   #6
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sandals, I agree. I don't deny it is a horrible tragedy and i certainly don't want people hurt but they need to figure it out. this rush to save them is only holding them back further by not helping themselves. my kids pediatrician is going down there, and to be honest I am not pleased about it.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 10:17 AM   #7
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I can't stand t either. Why would I want to send aid when it will most likely be controlled by a machete street gang.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 10:40 AM   #8
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Thanks for pissing me off in the morning. I spent the last couple of days without tv in my garage so I don't have to listen to that, thank goodness Sirius doesn't have commercials.

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my kids pediatrician is going down there, and to be honest I am not pleased about it.

Make sure he's not a zombie when he gets back.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 10:46 AM   #9
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I can't stand t either. Why would I want to send aid when it will most likely be controlled by a machete street gang.
Nice referance to gangland. I agree 100% with what you say
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Old January 19th, 2010, 10:48 AM   #10
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i like this kind of stuff it shows the best of Americans what we do best Blow Money!!

Let's face it we don't care about ourself lets just care about other's oversea's and see that only 5 cent to ever dollar they get it.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 10:55 AM   #11
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Whatever people want to do privately is up to them...

Anything from our govt. should be put to a fucking vote.
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Strategy, Bill Clit-ton said it on nightline. It helps keep aids out of our country. While George W said he didnt understand the question.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 10:57 AM   #13
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Pat Robertson said the Haitians brought this all no themselves. God is punishing them.
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X4 !!! Just wait till the flood of refugee's come flooding into our country. O'sama-bama said he wants to : "streamline the imigration process" he's gonna have a whole new bunch of voters. (all with benifits and health care)

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We went to home depot this weekend and they asked if we wanted to donate $5 or $10 to help Haiti. My wife said "No thanks."

She posted on facebook about home depot asking for donations for Haiti and her saying No thanks. People were getting all upset that she didn't want to donate and basically calling her a racist because the people in need weren't "polar bear white."

Once the people in our country are helped, and we have found a way to keep the terrorists off our planes and out of our buildings, and a way to keep the illegals out, and balanced our budget, and have a surplus in government money, THEN we can help out other countries.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 11:15 AM   #16
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To bad everybody was saying if they voted for Ron Paul they would throw their vote away. His position is we don't have enough money to pay OUR bills so we don't have money for humanitarian aid.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 11:37 AM   #17
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How many countries have sent aid when the US has had a major hurricane, flood or earthquake?
Screw them all.

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A lot of countries, but not Haiti. Not like they could afford it anyways.

But I agree, If people want to donate, thats fine. The government shouldn't be sending the money we need to them.

Its not like any of it will help the people anyways. They'll all just end up here selling cocaine.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 12:26 PM   #18
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I will not voluntarily give one cent. Enough of my money is going to them by force.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 12:34 PM   #19
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Old January 19th, 2010, 12:40 PM   #20
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I wonder why we don't do this to help out Americans without a job?
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