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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 01:05 PM
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32. The answer, at least regarding conservatives, is yes
You ask..."Are Americans so fucking dense that they cannot conceive of other races and peoples of exhibiting compassion and concern for human suffering?"

Sadly, greedy every-man-for-himself free market, business can do it better conservatives, and nutjob fundies are exactly that dense. They reject offers of aid from leaders like Castro and Chavez, because they cannot profit from them. They have exactly no interest in really helping the victims of this shameful failure to prevent the deaths and suffering of the poor.

They will instead blame the victims...after all, why didn't they listen when they were told to evacuate, and simply hop into their SUVs, leave New Orleans, and check themselves into luxury hotels someplace? The fact is that the ones left to suffer and die had no way to leave, and no place to go even if they could find transportation. For foreign governments to come in and do what our own president refuses to do would reflect badly on Shrub.

It might make people question the next round of tax cuts that he has planned to heap even more wealth into his greedy cronie's outstretched claws. Those tax cuts would have to come at the expense of people like the ones abandoned by their government in New Orleans. People might even question why we are killing people in Iraq, instead of letting our own citizens die from lack of caring and funds. Democrats might demand that their leaders start leading, and overcome their timidity when facing the neocons and their insane gutting of everything that is for the benefit of citizens, as opposed to corporations. The rest might vote republicans out of office, and put America back on the road to some semblance of sanity.
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  -Castro offers medical aid to U.S. Judi Lynn  Sep-03-05 04:40 AM   #0 
  - He knows how to grandstand, I'll give him that.  Kipling   Sep-03-05 05:00 AM   #1 
  - Any more than George?  JoFerret   Sep-03-05 05:13 AM   #2 
  - And he also knows how to give his people a national health  Benhurst   Sep-03-05 06:01 AM   #10 
  - and I've been treated in that national health system  iverglas   Sep-05-05 07:38 PM   #59 
  - Grandstand you say  malaise   Sep-03-05 07:45 AM   #15 
  - Castro can & will back up what he sez and does. junior can't!  0007   Sep-03-05 09:55 AM   #22 
  - Isn't this a strange and laughable situation?  OldLeftieLawyer   Sep-05-05 01:19 PM   #48 
  - If he wanted to grandstand  Stuckinthebush   Sep-03-05 10:33 AM   #24 
  - BULLSHIT! Fidel's offer is sincere, as is Chavez's  IndianaGreen   Sep-03-05 12:48 PM   #28 
  - The answer, at least regarding conservatives, is yes  ninkasi   Sep-03-05 01:05 PM   #32 
     - Chavez's offer of gasoline shipments is particularly noteworthy  IndianaGreen   Sep-03-05 01:13 PM   #33 
        - woth a separate post--business response vs. our "enemies"  yurbud   Sep-03-05 01:27 PM   #34 
           - Anyone that helps us at a time like this is a friend  IndianaGreen   Sep-05-05 11:25 AM   #44 
              - I'm sure that Chavez and Castro realize that a majority  ozone_man   Sep-05-05 07:08 PM   #57 
  - Maybe Bush will delay Castro's medicine drop until Bush can get  VegasWolf   Sep-03-05 12:51 PM   #29 
  - Complete IGNORANCE!!  Say_What   Sep-03-05 07:50 PM   #38 
  - He also knows how to evacuate his people before Storms.  Ragazz68   Sep-03-05 09:20 PM   #42 
  - Castro has been a better leader  lumpy   Sep-05-05 02:07 PM   #51 
  - Does it really matter why Castro, or anyone, is offering help?  The Night Owl   Sep-05-05 02:27 PM   #53 
  - They've got a very good medical system and they are good enough to offer  leesa   Sep-05-05 10:59 PM   #61 
  - In a similar story: One minute of silence in Cuba  JoFerret   Sep-03-05 05:14 AM   #3 
  - Let me get this straight. Bush is posing for pictures and  Jamastiene   Sep-03-05 05:23 AM   #4 
  - Sad day in America....  Born Free   Sep-03-05 05:25 AM   #5 
  - Cuba does not have 3rd world stats  Mika   Sep-03-05 05:35 AM   #7 
  - Many people in the US  lumpy   Sep-05-05 02:20 PM   #52 
  - Imperial Amerika IS a Third-World Nation now  tom_paine   Sep-03-05 08:30 PM   #40 
  - Good for Fidel. I mean, I'm no real fan of the guy, but Cuba has  ET Awful   Sep-03-05 05:32 AM   #6 
  - IT ISN'T CASTRO!!  Mika   Sep-03-05 05:38 AM   #8 
  - Now now, don't ruin all that Propganda the US has spread for decades  ConcernedCanuk   Sep-03-05 06:40 AM   #12 
  - Fidel is the one offering to send the doctors to New Orleans  ET Awful   Sep-03-05 07:36 AM   #13 
  - Actually it is the Cuban Health Ministry who made the offer..  Mika   Sep-03-05 01:47 PM   #36 
     - If the thick propaganda curtain were to fall, Mika, some folks would be  Judi Lynn   Sep-03-05 05:52 PM   #37 
  - This is true,  lumpy   Sep-05-05 02:32 PM   #54 
  - Reading your post just reminded me: they've been working in Haiti  Judi Lynn   Sep-03-05 05:42 AM   #9 
     - Cuba has maintained it medical advancements.  rodeodance   Sep-03-05 06:38 AM   #11 
     - I didn't know that  H5N1   Sep-03-05 10:49 AM   #25 
  - Cuba has excellent doctors and I say if they're offering help, we  Vinca   Sep-03-05 07:44 AM   #14 
  - Check this  malaise   Sep-03-05 07:50 AM   #16 
  - Castro makes Bush look like Hitler....Of course there are many  Tight_rope   Sep-03-05 07:57 AM   #17 
  - Very bizarre. The US government tells us to fend for ourselves...  HypnoToad   Sep-03-05 08:27 AM   #18 
  - Not according to CNN.COM  NeoConsSuck   Sep-03-05 08:27 AM   #19 
  - Canada also (or maybe that Corporate Conservative Media...  Amonester   Sep-03-05 01:45 PM   #35 
     - yeah, Canadian help is actually ON THE WAY  iverglas   Sep-05-05 07:52 PM   #60 
        - It's going to make things harder for the right-wing to stir its believers  Judi Lynn   Sep-06-05 12:08 AM   #62 
  - Yeah, Castro's a grandstander. bush** has relief stations erected for  acmavm   Sep-03-05 09:46 AM   #20 
  - Now this is ironic egh?  lonestarnot   Sep-03-05 09:53 AM   #21 
  - Finally! Government sponsored medical care for US citizens!  mitchum   Sep-03-05 10:01 AM   #23 
  - "Others have sent money  Child_Of_Isis   Sep-03-05 10:49 AM   #26 
  - Viva Castro!  H5N1   Sep-03-05 10:51 AM   #27 
     - Viva Fidel! Viva Chavez! Down with Bush!  IndianaGreen   Sep-03-05 12:52 PM   #30 
  - A message of solidarity to the people of the United States  IndianaGreen   Sep-03-05 12:58 PM   #31 
  - Maybe this can be the opening for an end to the ridiculous US policy  IDemo   Sep-03-05 08:14 PM   #39 
  - Thanks for the link, IDemo  Mika   Sep-03-05 09:15 PM   #41 
  - From what I understand, Cuba has a lot of doctors, and good ones,  Redstone   Sep-03-05 09:25 PM   #43 
  - Update: "Castro: U.S. hasn't responded to Katrina offer"  Minstrel Boy   Sep-05-05 12:00 PM   #45 
  - Of course not  downstairsparts   Sep-05-05 12:54 PM   #46 
  - When Cuba sent doctors to Venezuela to treat the poor  IndianaGreen   Sep-05-05 12:57 PM   #47 
     - To the Dr Mengeleses running the US, Venezuelan doctors ARE terrorists  downstairsparts   Sep-05-05 01:22 PM   #49 
  - Each doctor would carry about 27 pounds of medicine X 1586 =  Mika   Sep-05-05 02:32 PM   #55 
  - CUBAN DOCTORS ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD - 1578 Doctors!  Chicago Democrat   Sep-05-05 01:58 PM   #50 
     - One thing many people in the US  lumpy   Sep-05-05 02:45 PM   #56 
        - Thanks for pointing this out. All a lot of Americans still hear is what  Judi Lynn   Sep-05-05 07:25 PM   #58 

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