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    I'm just wondering if I missed some stories, has there been an outpouring of offers from other countries to help Americans in their 'time of need?' Seems to me that a couple million were sent to Europe with the floods, courtesy of Americans donations and US foreign aid. Have I missed the offers?

    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=sto...n_re_us/hurricane_jeanne_florida_29&printer=1


    Kind of reminds me of this:

    http://www.geocities.com/defendtheusa/page3.html

     
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    :clap: bravo mr. sinclair
     
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    No pun intended. Update:

    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=sto...p_on_re_us/hurricane_jeanne_florida&printer=1

     
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    The idea of getting help from outside the US is so alien it never occurs to me. Regardless of the event, I cannot remember ever reading about outside help being offered, much less accepted. Yet in almost every instance of trouble for others, America offers help and provides assistance. When the bad earthquakes hit our enemy Iran recently, American planes were soon on the spot providing relief. We flew search teams, doctors, and medical supplies to the affected area. Strange, but during the 1994 Northridge earthquake in Los Angeles, I do not remember any Iranian relief planes landing at LAX. After the horror of Beslan, an American plane soon arrived loaded with "burn beds" to help the local authorities. American government money was transferred to Beslan to help purchase needed supplies. It seems like the world expects America to fix things when hard times arrive, but America is expected to take care of itself. Noted; and it so happens we can take care of ourselves. Self-reliance is part of the American character and we do not expect or look for help from others; not even after 911.

    A different question about the hurricanes in Florida: do you think that the difficulties caused by the storms will affect the psychology or participation of the electorate in such a way as to alter the 2 November outcome?
     

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