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Squawk of the Day Nov. 3 2012

How many foreign countries are sending aid to the U.S. to help us through this recent disaster experience?

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bubbasmithredneck 2 years, 1 month ago

Probably none, since the USA is hated by so many countries due to the unjust wars of George Bush....I really dont expect IRAQ to come a running with some oil and turbans to donate......

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VSU 2 years, 1 month ago

Go Away Troll coachjohnson42.

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VSU 2 years, 1 month ago

I heard of people hooked on ebonics, but coachjohnson42 is hooked on vomit.

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Bulldawg 2 years, 1 month ago

BSR, BVR, and CJ42's mantra is "hooked on vomit worked for me." Someone must have let him out of romper room again.

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VSU 2 years, 1 month ago

I think someone let him out of the nuthouse.

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tocar 2 years, 1 month ago

Not many nations care for Obama either so doubtful we get any donations on his behalf. The world has always wanted handouts from the U.S. but did not want to give in return.

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RedEric 2 years, 1 month ago

Bubba, When you are the one giving handouts for others to live on. When you are the one rebuilding for someone else after a flood. When you are the one giving food and shelter and take care of the offspring. Don't expect thanks, or gratitude from those who receive. Expect hatred, disrespect and paybacks at every opportunity.

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VSU 2 years, 1 month ago

Don't call him Bubba, he is coachjohnson42 posting as bubbasmithredneck. Notice the idiocy of his comments?

I heard Bubba aka coachjohnson has a crush on you..

I read your comments on the other post, telling coach jack@$$ to say more about my mother and daddy. FYI you SOB my mom & dad passed away a few years ago and you should show more respect for the ones passed away instead of acting like a 12 year old punk telling someone to talk about their mom & dad.

How would you like for me to come in here telling everybody what a sorry piece of crap your sorry @$$ed parents spit out?

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RedEric 2 years, 1 month ago

Sorry about your loss VSU, but I didn't mean it ugly to you. I meant that you knew who both of your parents were and by your comments did a good job on you. And both of my parents are gone also, and I would beat you with my cane if you talk bad about them again. I can't do sabers at dawn any more so that will have to suffice.

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VSU 2 years, 1 month ago

RedEric I owe you a big apology, I re-read that comment you made after I read this response and I realize now what you meant. I totally misunderstood what you said and took it the wrong way. I was wondering what I would have for dinner tonight and it looks like i will be eating crow.

At first i was agreeing with your original comment above, then I read your comment on the other story and thought your actions inconsistant and was wondering what I ever did to you to possess you to say that, I always thought you to be one of the cool posters on this blog. Now I see what you were refering to.

For the record i wasn't talking bad about your parents rather was asking how you would feel if someone was talking trash about them. I am sorry for your loss as well. I humbly apologize and take back everything I said to you on the above comments. I let emotions stand in my way of thinking.

Eating crow...Ugggh yuck. And I was looking forward to eating pizza.

Once again Red so very, very sorry.

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chinaberry25 2 years, 1 month ago

Does one ever wonder why these countries are needing aide? The Arabs were highly educated people who founded Algebra. They were the cradle of civilization, meaning 4000 years ago they found formal schools. Why did they not evolve? Infighting is the only thing I can think of. The same for South America. The Aztecs have Math principals we barely know of today. They can hate us all they want, but they love our money and our technology. Cannot have both and hate us that much. They would still be living in caves and eating with their fingers. And Bubba, when you start sweeping around your own doorstep, you can criticize Bush. Getting back to the folks in NY, did they not learn from New Orleans? You have a tank of gas and you leave.

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waltspecht 2 years, 1 month ago

In the past, the request to provide help has been denied. Look at post Katrina for evidance. Cuba apparently has offered medical help on many occasions and has always been told NO Thanks. I guess it is feared it would be a spy conduit or something.

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FlunkyMonkey 2 years, 1 month ago

Hell, New Jersey won't accept help from ALABAMA because the workers are non=union!! The other countries have probably been told don't come, you don't have UNION cards.....

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1d2ec 2 years, 1 month ago

It sometimes seems that in life you have givers and you have takers. They seldom switch sides.

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Cartman 2 years, 1 month ago

When in comes to handouts, why should foreign nations react any differently than our own entitlement Americans? Instead of feeling gratitude, they feel resentment because you have it and they do not.

My parents did not raise me to be jealous of others who had more. It only gave me a goal. I admired those who worked hard and earned much.

Perhaps I'm just old fashioned.

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Jimboob 2 years, 1 month ago

I watched the Bon Jovi/Boss concert last night and saw the destruction for the first time. So sad. Those poor people are really hurting. I thought of all the e-mails from my conservative "friends" after Katrina hit NO that seemed to blame the residents for their own troubles. I wonder if I'll see that again...

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43cop 2 years, 1 month ago

Don't expect any help from other nations because there want be any and remember, these are Americans that need help. At lease, they are not acting like the Katrina victims and tearing down or destroying what is left such as the Super Dome. They are asking for the basic things in life, food, clothing and assistance to get the basics. In closing, I am not saying that the victims of Katrina did not need help, just that killing and tearing down things that remained is not the way to obtain it.

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ACameron 2 years, 1 month ago

I fully expect a response by foreign governments.

Aid offered by foreign countries and groups to help the U.S. with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, according to the State Department: •Afghanistan: $100,000 •Albania: $300,000 pledged •Armenia: $200,000 pledged •Australia: $7.6 million •Austria: tarps, camp beds •Azerbaijan: $500,000 •Bahamas: $50,000 •Bahrain: $5 million •Bangladesh: $1 million •Belgium: operations teams, generators, water pumps, •Bosnia/Herzegovina: •Cambodia: $20,000 •Canada: $5 million two Griffin helicopters, search and rescue teams, Air Canada evacuation flights, supplies, security team, three Canadian forces ships •China: $5.1 million, 1,000 tents, 600 generators, bed sheets •Cyprus: $50,000 •Djibouti: $50,000
•France: 600 tents, supplies •Gabon: $500,000 pledged •Georgia: $50,000 •Germany: high-speed pumps, supplies •Greece: two cruise ships •Hungary: $5,000 •Iceland: $500,000 pledged to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund •India: $5 million; •Ireland: $1 million euro •Italy: generators, water pumps and purifiers, tents, supplies •Japan: $200,000, $844,000 in supplies and private pledges of more than $1 million •Kenya: $100,000 •Kuwait: $100 million plus an additional $400 million in oil products •Malaysia: $1 million •Maldives: $25,000 •Mauritania: $200,000 •Mongolia: $50,000 •Morocco: $500,000 •Nepal: $25,000 •Netherlands: Levee inspection team to assist Army Corps of Engineers, water pumps, frigate •New Zealand: $1.4 million •Nigeria: $1 million •Norway: $1.54 million •Oman: $15 million •Pakistan: $1 million •Palau: $50,000 •Papua New Guinea: $10,000 •Qatar: $100 million •Republic of Korea: $30 million, •Russia: air transport, generators, tents, blankets, water, water pumps, supplies •Sao Tome and Principe: $18,000 •Saudi Arabia: $5 million •Spain: relief supplies •Sri Lanka: $25,000 •Sweden: telecommunications equipment •Taiwan: $2 million, •United Arab Emirates: $100 million •Uganda: $200,000 •United Kingdom: $5 5 million relief •Venezuela: up to $1 million •Vietnam: $100,000 to victims •Yemen: $100,000

Why would aid to the victims of Sandy be any different?

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bubbasmithredneck 2 years, 1 month ago

thats not true 43cop, those Katrina victims were reacting like that because George Bush treated them so badly they had no choice but to fight for their life. Obama on the other hand, was on the scene immediately and started getting relief to those people instantly. Thats what a real president does....not turn his back on thousands of Americans suffering like BUSH DID.

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VSU 2 years, 1 month ago

Troll...shut up with your idiocy coachjohnson42.

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alleebrin 2 years, 1 month ago

Bubba, where in God's green earth do you get your information?? Some dream you have! lol If Obummer is re-elected, you are going to see a string of "executive privileges" and you won't like where they go!! I suspect you will think they are going to help you, but they will be leading you right to the cliff!

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VSU 2 years, 1 month ago

coachjohnson gets his info from a book he wrote himself called "1000 ways to idiocy"

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B4it 2 years, 1 month ago

Does anyone else catch the irony of Obama and his admin saying that they do not want red tape to get in the way of providing prompt attention for the victims? Why have the red tape in the first place? This is a clear admission there are too many red tape regulations that hamper progress for our nation. Yet our Prez wants more regs to be able to control the business environment. Time for him to share the White House with someone else.

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fcarroll 2 years, 1 month ago

People in New Orleans and other areas were warned to get out but they choose to stay, their govenor is the one that turned his back on them not Bust. If Obama goes back in again, who will you all blame then for our mess? Bush, sure gotta blame someone besides the one that actually created the problems we are facing today. Where is this great change he promised, Obama that is.

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VSU 2 years, 1 month ago

The only change Obama has given is a change to the worse.

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Bubbavet_rureel 2 years, 1 month ago

I see the comments are still far right, I'm staying semi-retired!

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VSU 2 years, 1 month ago

Make it full retirement. Nobody missed you troll.

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tocar 2 years, 1 month ago

Obama is taking away all of the priviledges we as American citizens enjoy. Our country founders would turn over in their graves. Obama is a snake who is evil. Wake up, America.

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erudite 2 years, 1 month ago

The Phillipines offered aid as did Pakistan. Because of Pakistan's "relationship" with "terrorists", the US will not accept the money. Much of Europe understands that the reponse to Sandy was much better than the response to Katrina. Europeans leaders during Katrina realized that the government was lax in its response so they took the lead and sent LOTS of aid: money, supplies, and people. "The nation of Iran, with which the United States has no formal diplomatic relations, has offered to send an emergency aid team to New York City. The city of Toronto has offered New York City aid. And the Japanese-based Toyota corporation will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to aid in relief efforts." (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11/02/from-europe-a-muted-hurricane-sandy-response.html)

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