Hurricane Sandy

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    All we do is give give give. Either our country or to other countries. When there is a disaster, we give. They need something, we give. We just give to help. When there is a disaster on American soil, how much help do we get? NONE, thats how much! Stop sending other countries money! They don't aprreciate it one goddamn bit!
     
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    Here's a list of international aid for Katrina.

    International response to Hurricane Katrina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Pakistan and Iran offered held for Sandy, but were turned down.

    Most of these storms we can handle ourselves. In other words, we don't need much help while other countries do.

    Disaster aid, like charity, is done because it's the right thing to do, not in expectation of something in return. That's not charity...it's manipulation.
     
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    The rest of the world. They're always there when they need us.
     
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    And as of November, 6 here is a list of contributors:

    Retailers' efforts include:
    · Walmart has pledged up to $1.5 million to disaster relief partners such as American Red Cross, Salvation Army and Feeding America. The retailer is also working closely with the American Red Cross to help support disaster shelter operations by donating essential items, including water, food, snacks and personal care and have up with suppliers to prepare hot meals for those affected by or responding to the disaster in Secaucus, NJ.

    Sam's Clubs in the Northeast are also offering cell phone recharging stations and temporarily waiving membership fees to those in the area.

    For more: Retailers Rebuild after Hurricane Sandy | Retail News | RIS News: Business/Technology Insights for Retail, Supermarket Executives
     
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    Duh!
     
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    One only has to do minimal research to put the lie to this shit!

    You want to play victim all the time. Damned 'Conservatives' are the antitheses of the old conservatives that would acknowledge help from what ever source. Other naitions have offered and often given help, in many crisis and disasters in the US.
     
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    Yep, I can attest to that as I've worked about 20 disasters in the past 7 years and seen plenty of instances of it.

    The local or regional ones, like the flooding in Minot, ND or California fires, don't need any outside help and it's not typically offered. But, the "big" ones like Katrina or Ike or Sandy do produce outpourings of money and physical help from a lot of different places.
     
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    Adding insult to injury...

    FEMA needs to lay off insolvent Sandy victims
    November 14, 2014 ~ Just about everyone in America has legitimate complaints about the government. Duh! But when disaster strikes — floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, sinkholes, blizzards — most people expect government to be there to help.
     

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