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    The bold statement isn't news. What am I supposed to say? Like you’re telling me the sky is blue. Not ignoring it… but what am I supposed to say?

    We will slowly pull out as it stops being news, and forget all about the people in Haiti until the next time they have a revolution or an earthquake or a hurricane... Yeah, and?

    Same with the plain fact that the country is riddled with corruption… yeah, and?


    I'm not dismissing the missing money. Money that the State Department or the Defense Department or some other branch of the federal government, hands out to the local "government" of 3rd world hellholes… tends to disappear. Same with UN money. I'm supposed to say... what? Yes, the sky is blue, Dunbar. What’s your point?

    But you were saying, we shouldn't donate.

    Private donations are SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. Grab a clue. You’re not talking government, you’re talking Red Cross and Partners in Health and a whole bunch of churches, working directly with the people who need help.


    So I’m asking you: was it the charities & relief organizations, that lost track of money to local crooks? Or only government money? I don’t have a choise about paying taxes, but I do have a choice about which NGO’s I give money to.

    If you don't know the answer, just say so, instead of trying to jump down my throat.

    Don’t worry, it’s not like I’m expecting a whole lot from a guy who says a 200-year old country has been corrupt for thousands of years… tell me, do you even have a clue what the 'NG' part of 'NGO' stands for?



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    You're wasting everyone's time including mine with your long drawn out explanation. You have a credibility issue from the election in 08'...so you can knock me for not knowing the actual number of years Haiti has been in existence, but the real issue here is you are backpeddling at this point.

    No regulation on how this money is spent is why I'm mentioning the reason.....because after every tragedy, MILLIONS go into the wrong hands.
    Read what the end of this sentence means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunbar Plumbing View Post
    You're wasting everyone's time including mine with your long drawn out explanation. You have a credibility issue from the election in 08'...
    Huh? Explain.

    Or are you talking about the birther conspiracy stuff? If so... you might want to have a look at how many of the people pushing that, are the same fine folks who claimed 9/11 was an inside job by Bush & Cheney. Seriously - nothing right/left about those folks, more like sane/crazy.


    so you can knock me for not knowing the actual number of years Haiti has been in existence,
    I knocked for for not having even a vague clue - and talking as if you did.

    If you'd only been off by a few hundred years, I wounldn't have said anything. But come on. It's in the Carribean. You do know who Chris Columbus was, right?


    but the real issue here is you are backpeddling at this point.
    How's that? Not my fault if you didn't understand the first time, and I had to spell it out for you in more detail.

    Let me sum it up for you: You're telling people not to make PRIVATE DONATIONS, because of the way their TAXES get spent.


    No regulation on how this money is spent is why I'm mentioning the reason.....because after every tragedy, MILLIONS go into the wrong hands.
    I wonder how we find out about it, anyways? Since there's no enforcement, classic fox watching the henhouse...

    Whaddya know... another one of them NGO's! Here's who broke the story on the Tsunami funds:

    http://www.transparency.org/

    Hey, maybe you want to give THEM some money? Even you have to admit they do good work, right? Think how much more money would go missing if they weren't keeping an eye on things.
    Last edited by frenchie; 01-20-2010 at 10:26 AM.

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