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    Countries that are coming to our aid

    Anybody know? That's what I thought, and I think this was addressed in another thread, but I need to rant. We send millions to Thailand for the Tsunami and get blasted by the world for not sending enough. We get, quite frankly (in my best Stephen A. Smith impression), a disaster on the same level and I haven't seen any other country offering any assistance. Interesting. Irritating. I know it's not about revenge or pettiness and we should always give and help, but why should we be the only ones that live by that. Maybe I'm off based and I apologize for offending anybody, but this does sting me a bit.
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    Re: Countries that are coming to our aid

    I'd give it a few more days, after all this only developed starting late Sunday night. Maybe a couple dollars will roll in from around the globe. I certainly agree with what you're saying though.

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    Re: Countries that are coming to our aid

    America needs people, bodies, not cash--they've got plenty of that. Thing is, under normal circumstances (not stretching our National Guard to the breaking point, for instance), the U.S. would have more than enough of both to take care of itself.

    Would you expect the Joads from the Grapes of Wrath to help the Rockefellers?

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    Re: Countries that are coming to our aid

    I kind of hoped that and I think most likely at the very least Great Britain may offer some help.
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    Re: Countries that are coming to our aid

    Help thy neighbor. Canada can help, GB can help. There are other wealthy countries out there. Not many, though, but there are some.
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    Re: Countries that are coming to our aid

    FCB is right, it's people we need. Particularly doctors and engineers. Rebuilding the gulf coast is going to take a remarkable amount of coordination.
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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    Re: Countries that are coming to our aid

    I should have prefaced it by saying, not necessarily monetary help, but some kind of help, some statement or something showing that they care considering everybody runs to us when they need money.
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    Re: Countries that are coming to our aid

    Calm down, guys.

    We got blamed for not moving fast in the Tsunami, which was ridiculous. Give them time, the world is full of good people.
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    Re: Countries that are coming to our aid

    I read where people all over europe are asking newspapers and government fro the number of a bank account where they can send money/donations.

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    Re: Countries that are coming to our aid

    Quote Originally Posted by RedBloodedAmerican
    I read where people all over europe are asking newspapers and government fro the number of a bank account where they can send money/donations.
    Another message board I post on which is comprised primarily of Europeans has begun a collection thread where they are donating money to the red cross and other charities.
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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    Re: Countries that are coming to our aid

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Piergallini
    Anybody know? That's what I thought, and I think this was addressed in another thread, but I need to rant. We send millions to Thailand for the Tsunami and get blasted by the world for not sending enough. We get, quite frankly (in my best Stephen A. Smith impression), a disaster on the same level and I haven't seen any other country offering any assistance. Interesting. Irritating. I know it's not about revenge or pettiness and we should always give and help, but why should we be the only ones that live by that. Maybe I'm off based and I apologize for offending anybody, but this does sting me a bit.
    While what happened in the Gulf is incredibly tragic, I don't think these two natural disasters are comparable. Thankfully, people in the Gulf knew what was coming well in advance and had time to evacuate, those in Thailand (and other regions) had no warning whatsoever.

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    Re: Countries that are coming to our aid

    I don't think the people on the Coast had any idea how bad it would actually be, so yes, I think they are comparable. I think it is tragic what happened in the SOutheast Asia. BUT, our loss of life is no less tragic or significant than the Thai.
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    Re: Countries that are coming to our aid

    Quote Originally Posted by Az. Reds Fan
    While what happened in the Gulf is incredibly tragic, I don't think these two natural disasters are comparable. Thankfully, people in the Gulf knew what was coming well in advance and had time to evacuate, those in Thailand (and other regions) had no warning whatsoever.
    That's interesting, because I think that there were a majority of people who probably didn't have the means or ability to get out of their homes. We're not talking suburbia here. Most of the reporting that I have seen focuses on the area around New Orleans. Some of those backwoods bayou's and areas that stretch out hundreds of miles that nobody has reached are pretty far out there, and I'm sure that the poverty is rampant.

    Regardless, this disaster is huge, and those affected probably could care less that someone thinks it isn't comparable to another disaster.
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    Re: Countries that are coming to our aid

    I heard on the radio this morning that Venezuela has offered aid.

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    Re: Countries that are coming to our aid

    the news ticker at work last night stated countries around the world were offering assistance, which is a very encouraging sign. as RFS said, there are good people out there. help will come.


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