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Gran    Posted 12-28-2004 at 22:18:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes we are inland.

Please remember the words of our Saviour. Now is the hour. 'I hungered and you gave me not' Get away from me...

Folks in Asia are in need.

Dave 2n    Posted 12-29-2004 at 16:24:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
A terrible tragedy. It's just unbelieveable.

I didn't want to bring this up but yesterday AM, I began wondering how long it would be before America got blamed for this. Well, it only took until the top of the hour and the next newscast when they reported on some scientific geek who said that the United States' failure to sign the Kyoto Agreement, plus various and sundry other American misdeeds were responsible for the tidal wave and every affliction there is, from Malaysian Flu to Hong Kong Dong! Amazing!!!!

Quint    Posted 12-29-2004 at 08:57:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
The UN big shot in charge said the US was being "stingy" and we should raise taxes so we could "give" more to others. Frankly if I were President I would tell the UN to mate with themselves, withdraw from the general assembly and order that nest of vipers at the UN off US territory then bulldoze the hideous building.

No matter how much we give, no matter how much we care it will never be enough for some. Some people will never be happy when some people have more than others. Everyone hates the US until they want something and then they run with their hand out to Uncle Sugar.

I would give the various countries that are friendly to us such as Thailand all the help they need directly and avoid any UN entanglements. Those countries who have been hostile to us who are stricken can rot. Less of them to fly aircraft into our buildings and less for us to have to kill later on.

The earth moved, lots of people were killed. It has happened in the past and it will happen again someday. Nature has no concern for humanity and will exterminate vast numbers of us on occasion simply because that is the way nature works. She is a cold hearted b*tch and kills without mercy.

Salmoneye    Posted 12-29-2004 at 10:27:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
"The earth moved, lots of people were killed. It has happened in the past and it will happen again someday. Nature has no concern for humanity and will exterminate vast numbers of us on occasion simply because that is the way nature works. She is a cold hearted b*tch and kills without mercy."

That She is...

Greg VT    Posted 12-29-2004 at 09:15:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya know, sometimes you just have to look at the big picture and do the right thing. This was a tremendous natural disaster that has devastated tens, if not hundreds of thousands of people. Even if they don't respect us or would not even come to our aid if the roles were reversed we still have to do what is right and offer what we can to help these people out.

If we don't then we become what we despise.

Dave 2N    Posted 12-29-2004 at 16:27:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes, we need to help them and WE are doing that.

But we will become despised??? Huh????? Go back to your liberal history professors and "kick it around" with them.

Greg VT    Posted 12-30-2004 at 07:23:34       [Reply]  [No Email]

I really have no idea what you are talkng about here. I believe you have misunderstood my intent.

I never said we would become "despised". Please read it again but try to have an open mind this time.

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Bob    Posted 12-29-2004 at 08:55:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
If we help, will they respect us, or be on our side in the fight against terrorism?????

Willy-N    Posted 12-29-2004 at 07:37:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just heard this morning there was 65 million people in that country that was hit the hardest. A thought came up in my mind that if each one just gave $1.00 to help they would have another 65 million to work with. I am sure they coulld come up with $1.00 to help their own country also. The USA is ready to give over 35 million+ as of this morning and the amount is going up. We have lots of planes on the way right now. I beleave France was going to help out with $130,000.00 of their money? The USA allways jumps in to help look at what we are spending in Iraq along with lives lost! Mark H.

Betty Oh    Posted 12-29-2004 at 04:36:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My sympathy goes out to the people in Asia. When we had the hurricanes in Florida, did any country offer any aid? When we had the flooding last yr, did any country offer any aid? I don't recall hearing about any offers to help. When the northeast was without power for a month couple yrs ago, did anyone send electricians? Just wondering??????

DD    Posted 12-29-2004 at 08:14:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I live in Florida and when those hurricanes came through there were many many people from other states, not countries, who were here to help us get back on our feet. Powerline workers (dunno what they're called) to help us get our power back up and running. Tree folks who helped with all the debris and such. Law Enforcement personnell who stood out in the heat to direct traffic because there are some folks who can't grasp the concept of treating an intersection with no lights as a 4 way stop. We couldn't have done it without all of their help and I'll be eternally grateful to them for that. I realize that this is another country that was affected by this tsunami but the good ol US of A has always stepped in to help folks whenever something like this happens : )

Gran    Posted 12-29-2004 at 07:54:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Canada always sends help to the US during crisis but mostly the US helps itself because the infrasturcture is in place to do just that. Use that excuse on God.

Willy-N    Posted 12-29-2004 at 08:03:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I might get yelled at for this statement but why did God allow this to happen? Ask God that one and let me know the answer. I for one can't see any reason for him to let this happen. OK flame me. Mark H.

Gran    Posted 12-29-2004 at 08:08:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
No yelling from here. Good question. Maybe God had nothing to do with it but He waits to see how we respond(?)

Willy-N    Posted 12-29-2004 at 08:18:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Heck of a test to do. Kill over 70,000+ people including children just to see which countries will donate the most money?? Not a good answer for me to understand. Why did ne not just make their country more profetable so they could take care of themselves. Now that would have been a better test to me. I will never understand why things like this happen other than living in the wrong areas or just plain bad luck. Mark H.

Vic in Kenefick    Posted 12-29-2004 at 02:23:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yea....that is really sad. I am also so thankful that this earth quake did not happen in America because I feel that no one would help us. For some strange reason I do not see any of them countries we are greaving for rushing to our aid.

deadcarp    Posted 12-29-2004 at 04:52:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
yeah the word "gimme" is usually folowed by the word "more". i liked that one comedians answer to world hunger - supply trucks & buses and signs saying "go where the food is!" beauty is - the vehicles are reusable.

Doc    Posted 12-29-2004 at 04:50:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
What do the actions or inactions of other countries have to do with the people of America? We give help because it is needed not because they have helped us in the past. We give mainly because we can. That is who we are.

If your looking for praise, a thank you, or an offer of help in return then perhaps you should re-think your priorities.

It's a thankless job but that's not what it's about now is it?



Vic in Kenefick    Posted 12-29-2004 at 05:53:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have 45 Million with out health care in this country and our gov could care less. My heart goes out to those folks over there but what if my wife falls and breaks a hip? You think that will get on the news? Think anyone sides me would care?

Salmoneye    Posted 12-29-2004 at 10:14:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
"We have 45 Million with out health care in this country and our gov could care less."

And we have a Federal law that says that if you show up in an Emergency Room that you have to be treated regardless of ability to pay...

Willy-N    Posted 12-29-2004 at 07:48:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
My health insureance ends in Feb because it is allmost doubling and will be more than my Property Taxes, and new Truck Payment together. I findly got insurance for my family for the last 3 years and claimed a total of probley $100.00 max and that was paid by me! I have had premiums of over $14,000.00 and none of it was used!! I can't aford to pay this anymore I would have been better off putting it in the bank instead. Maybe after my bills are paid off in a couple years I can start it up again, but that is a maybe. I will cross my fingers in the meantime! Mark H.

deadcarp    Posted 12-29-2004 at 05:36:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
they are welcome to any part of me they might need and i'll be glad to help. but when it comes to store-bought, i worked hard for this, they'll have to wait til i'm done with it. either that or use their head like i did. :)

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