50,000 to italy........

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    150 people dead in big earthquake and we send 50k....

    "We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed in the earthquake. Our embassy in Rome will provide 50,000 (dollars) in emergency relief funding," State Department spokesman Robert Wood told reporters......

    US gives 50,000 dlrs for quake-hit Italy
     
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    wth?

    interesting comparison between what aid bush gave people and obama....
     
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    i am sure he will send more......
     
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    This might be something I can agree with. Keep our money home; get and keep our troops home, maybe it is time to go 'Europe' on the world, it's worked for them.

    Have $$ after taxes and inflation? Send them to the latest disaster area.
     
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    money for a tragedy i am ok with....money to israel and egypt etc... so they won't kill each other is stupid....and i agree no troops anywhere but at bases inside our borders....
     
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    Yep, I'm for becoming isolationist again. It's worked out well in the past. But, the past is past, and now we have allies we can depend on to help keep us safe.
     
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    The government shouldnt give any money.

    The people, however, should be generous in sending relief.
     
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    nah, he probably considers them I-talyions white...
     
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    I wonder if more would have been sent if such a tragedy occured in a Muslim country.
     
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    All of my Italian relatives but a couple live in L'Aquida, where the earthquake took place. We awoke this morning from a phone call from my Uncle Danny who lives here in the usa of the news....my mother who is Italian born then spent the rest of the day trying to find out if they are all okay and could not get through on the phone...until she finally reached my cousins who live in a town called Sabaudia.

    They said that 10 of my uncles and aunts and cousins were alive, 2 still unaccounted for, and their homes were devastated and in rubble but they managed to make it to a friends home outside of the city.

    They lost all that they owned, including their homes, but are grateful to be alive. Still hoping that my cousin giovanni and her family is okay, but we still have not been able to reach them.

    The political aspect of the money to help or not help means nothing to me.

    Care
     
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