America Will Care For Its Own

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  1. Annie
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    Granted it would be nice to see world wide funds pour in, don't think it will happen. Then again, perhaps because we can do so. I'm posting 3 off of Instapundit, so no 'direct links'. Lots of links at site, all come down to the same thing, we care!:

    http://instapundit.com/
    Here's an example:

    http://blog.simmins.org/2005/08/katrina-donations-begin.html

    Katrina: Donations Begin

    In an effort to get some information out, before I get the list going for the item on the left, here is what I have:

    Culligan International Company $ five
    semi-trailer trucks full of safe, bottled drinking water
    BP Foundation $1,000,000 Donated to the Red Cross. Will also match employee contributions.
    DuPont $1,000,000 Donated to various local charities
    Cingular Wireless $ Free
    emergency calling stations in region.
    Capital One Financial Corporation $1,000,000 Donated to the Red Cross.
    Universal Drug Store
    WINNIPEG, Manitoba $ Free shipping to region. $1 per order donated to the Red Cross.
    U-Haul Company of Mississippi $ 30 days of free storage at certain U-Haul Moving and Storage
    Centers to families affected by Hurricane Katrina.
    Chevron Corporation $5,000,000 $3 mil to American Red Cross, remainder to local charities.
    Office Depot $1,000,000 Donated to the Red Cross.
    GM Foundation $ Will match GM employee contributions up to $250,000. Donated to the Red Cross.
    GM Foundation & GMAC $400,000 Donated to the Red Cross.
    Brookshire Brothers
    Lufkin, TX $25,000 Donated to the Red Cross.
    BI-LO/Bruno's supermarkets $ Matching customers up to $25,000 in donations to the Red Cross. Also donating several trailer loads of water.
    CVS/Pharmacy Charitable Trust $250,000 Donated to the Red Cross. Additional $254,000 in supplies donated.
    Anheuser-Busch Foundation $250,000 Donated to the Red Cross
    Anheuser-Busch
    12,600 cases of water
    Lowes
    Matching customer donations at stores up to $1,000,000
    Walmart $1,000,000 Donated to the Salvation Army. Also accepting customer donations at stores and on their websites.

    In addition, the American Red Cross has raised $100,000 on-line in the last two days.

    I'll keep adding to this until the list page is up and running.
    katrina relief
     
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    at the same time, I think it past time for the US to stop doleing out $$ to other 'victims' who will not appreciate, instead hurt us because of our 'policies':

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/08/30/katrina.recovery/index.html
     
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    Hi Kathianne, sorry for being away so long... been making some bank in Seattle with my actuarial contract consulting gig.

    Chavez, the mangy cuss, opened his craw and barked out something about sending us free gas. Yeah, that'll be the day. So far we have a total of one commie dictator among the worlds leaders who are offering direct assistance to the disaster. I'm sure the Brits or Aussies will throw in a ship or two for moral support, though. But the bottom line is most of the rest world holds resentment for the material successes in America, and reactions around the world probably range from abject Bush blaming to barely contained glee.

    At least, that's what the worlds' press tell me. :laugh:
     
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    The fact is the rest of the world's effort to assist the poor folks of NO and gulf region probably won't equal a portion of the money they funnel into the dem's effort to elect the Hildabeast in 08. By the time this is all done it will be W's fault that gas prices are 5.00 gallon, he planned it all that day at the ranch when he held hands with the "cartel from hell". Never mind that he will probably go against his better judgement to release oil from the SOR (which he really does not want to do but will for the right reasons). The Post will have some clever article or quote from some idiot who has it all worked out that W has screwed up the relief effort.

    I can't wait to see how much Russia does to help! Or how about France, the eternal social welfare folks. I predict some kind words. Canada? Nope!

    We will see. As they say, there are no atheists in a foxhole. We WILL gat to see whop our friends are. I suggest we keep a scorecard too!
     
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    God knows no one else will
     
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    Canada? Yes!
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    We make fun of Canadians a lot here on the board, but they usually come thru on the big stuff...
     
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    And vice-versa. :)

    Actually, there is very, very little Canada bashing here. :cool:
     
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    We also have to be aware that many countries in Europe have been devasted by flooding this summer and it makes perfect sense for them to be helping thier own. Many others simply can't afford it.
     
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    Well, I'm glad they are in there, BUT.....I have a problem with this...Geeezzzzzzz
    Lowes will make millions on the re-build and they're only going to match customer donations?
    And people hate Wal-mart. Heck, they dropped a million right away.
     

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