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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-18-06 04:51 PM
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So.... Americans need to sign IOU's to leave Lebanon.
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Edited on Tue Jul-18-06 05:09 PM by Bluebear
They don't even know how much they will owe, but need to pay it back in 90 days.

Remember, this is America. We only bail out bankrupt corporations and find money to promote abstinence, not to rescue scared citizens in harm's way.

The State Department said Monday that it will ask Americans to pay for rides out of Lebanon that include chartered vessels.

"What we have to do in a situation like this is, we have to go out on an emergency basis and rent vessels," Burns said. "That's what we're trying to do ... We do that on behalf of American citizens. We're not quite sure how many of these Americans will come out."

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi objected to billing evacuees.

"A nation that can provide more than $300 billion for a war in Iraq can provide the money to get its people out of Lebanon," Pelosi said in a statement.
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  -So.... Americans need to sign IOU's to leave Lebanon. Bluebear  Jul-18-06 04:51 PM   #0 
  - Have you ever been so unproud to be an American? n/t  rzemanfl   Jul-18-06 04:52 PM   #1 
  - Negative.  Bluebear   Jul-18-06 04:55 PM   #2 
  - No, I don't believe that I have  Sydnie   Jul-18-06 04:56 PM   #4 
  - Low, very low  Bjornsdotter   Jul-18-06 04:56 PM   #3 
  - What if their checks bounce?  KamaAina   Jul-18-06 04:56 PM   #5 
  - They get airlifted back into Beirut.  Bluebear   Jul-18-06 04:58 PM   #7 
  - Welcome to the United States of Privatization.  shance   Jul-18-06 04:57 PM   #6 
  - Kind of like troops buying their own body armor to be in Cheney/Bushs war.  shance   Jul-18-06 04:59 PM   #8 
  - that's very apt!  brer cat   Jul-18-06 06:55 PM   #26 
  - Some fire companies will hit you up for membership up front.  KamaAina   Jul-18-06 06:58 PM   #27 
  - Can't they even contract Halliburton to provide transportation?  Canuckistanian   Jul-19-06 01:02 AM   #63 
  - It's the only way.  Bluebear   Jul-19-06 02:35 AM   #71 
  - You beat me to it with the "United States of Privatization"  Nikki Stone 1   Jul-19-06 01:06 AM   #65 
  - I hope this story really bites them in the ass  Steve_DeShazer   Jul-18-06 05:04 PM   #9 
  - This is the responsibility of state and local government....  IanDB1   Jul-18-06 05:05 PM   #10 
  - Are you Fucking serious???  Ecumenist   Jul-18-06 05:07 PM   #11 
  - Oh I'm serious.  Bluebear   Jul-18-06 05:10 PM   #12 
  - yup, fuckingly serious. The French representative was interviewed  antifaschits   Jul-18-06 05:11 PM   #13 
  - "Mr. Yoo, sign right here on the promissory note"  Swamp Rat   Jul-18-06 05:15 PM   #14 
  - This is just total bullshit  AngryOldDem   Jul-18-06 05:15 PM   #15 
  - No - it's that TERRORIST organization - HEZHBOLLAH - that should be  TankLV   Jul-18-06 08:37 PM   #40 
     - Get real...  pengu1n   Jul-19-06 02:06 AM   #70 
  - Repukes don't believe in free anything, unless it is them.  Rex   Jul-18-06 05:18 PM   #16 
  - I dunno, Rex . . .  Bluebear   Jul-18-06 05:36 PM   #18 
     - I wonder if the populace of Rome went down in a whimper?  Rex   Jul-18-06 05:38 PM   #20 
  - We've lost two cities on his watch and now this  DanCa   Jul-18-06 05:31 PM   #17 
  - I am so shocked by this development, I cannot even find  malta blue   Jul-18-06 05:36 PM   #19 
  - It is bad enough they have to pay, but why in the world can they not  Humor_In_Cuneiform   Jul-18-06 05:47 PM   #21 
  - Maybe it's on Air Halliburton.  Bluebear   Jul-18-06 06:12 PM   #22 
     - Yea, that's what I fear for these poor Americans being forced to sign  Humor_In_Cuneiform   Jul-18-06 07:04 PM   #28 
  - I'm seeing 10K per promissory note in this article -  sparosnare   Jul-18-06 06:16 PM   #23 
  - Good God In Heaven... $10K  IndyOp   Jul-18-06 07:34 PM   #33 
  - What? $10k per person? Remember this when you pay your taxes...  Julius Civitatus   Jul-18-06 08:42 PM   #42 
  - No Man Left Behind !!!!!!! ...... on approval of credit.  gbrooks   Jul-18-06 06:26 PM   #24 
  - Burns, Burns....Is that Mr. Burns?  louis-t   Jul-18-06 06:29 PM   #25 
  - I want my money back!!  NotGonnaTakeIt   Jul-18-06 07:05 PM   #29 
  - The Canadian gov't is footing the bill for evacuating Canadian citizens.  Wonk   Jul-18-06 07:10 PM   #30 
  - It would be nice if Steven Ha Ha Harper had a sense of urgency...  gbrooks   Jul-18-06 09:51 PM   #45 
  - Can't spare the funds to save Americans in peril. Every dollar spent  acmavm   Jul-18-06 07:20 PM   #31 
  - Truly disgusting.  Maestro   Jul-18-06 07:29 PM   #32 
  - Fees have been waived according to....  Aviation Pro   Jul-18-06 07:49 PM   #34 
  - So, which way is it?  Lasher   Jul-19-06 02:48 AM   #72 
  - Keith Olbermann just announced that this is not the case  arnheim   Jul-18-06 07:50 PM   #35 
  - Of course it was the outcry.  Bluebear   Jul-18-06 07:51 PM   #36 
     - True dat  arnheim   Jul-19-06 09:01 AM   #77 
  - Absolutely outrageous, but what else would we  LibDemAlways   Jul-18-06 07:56 PM   #37 
  - Not a single civilized country is BILLING its own citizens to be evacuated  Julius Civitatus   Jul-18-06 08:29 PM   #38 
  - What is the motivation here other than greed.  DanCa   Jul-18-06 08:33 PM   #39 
  - Truly a new low for this CRIMINAL administration.  TankLV   Jul-18-06 08:40 PM   #41 
  - Why Don't They Bill Israel?  K8-EEE   Jul-18-06 08:58 PM   #43 
  - Well. why not? We charge our soldiers for their meals when they  MasonJar   Jul-18-06 09:25 PM   #44 
  - I'm not certain, but  MoseyWalker   Jul-18-06 10:14 PM   #47 
  - These are people who paid to go there  RGBolen   Jul-18-06 09:58 PM   #46 
  - You're all heart, you know that? nt  Bluebear   Jul-18-06 10:20 PM   #48 
  - I'll bet they were planning on there being airstrips at the airports  Chulanowa   Jul-18-06 10:22 PM   #49 
  - You realize their "paid for return" tickets are junk right now?  riderinthestorm   Jul-18-06 10:28 PM   #50 
  - Airlines have worked with me when airports have been snowed in  RGBolen   Jul-18-06 10:51 PM   #52 
     - The airlines are not going to pay for the cruise ship  riderinthestorm   Jul-18-06 10:57 PM   #53 
     - Sorry, I guess I was confused, I thought you said those tickets were junk  RGBolen   Jul-18-06 11:06 PM   #55 
     - In my opinion, they are junk  riderinthestorm   Jul-18-06 11:15 PM   #57 
     - And how much as our govt spent on the missing girl in Aruba??  progressivebydesign   Jul-19-06 01:08 AM   #67 
     - Ahem... that's when there is an airport  Julius Civitatus   Jul-19-06 12:19 AM   #60 
     - Oh boy  LostinVA   Jul-19-06 08:07 AM   #76 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-19-06 01:07 AM   #66 
     - no n/t  RGBolen   Jul-19-06 07:57 AM   #75 
  - how much have americans been charged in the past...?  QuestionAll   Jul-18-06 10:32 PM   #51 
  - I can't believe I'm about to say this but  shadowknows69   Jul-18-06 11:05 PM   #54 
  - Here's the deal:  kestrel91316   Jul-18-06 11:13 PM   #56 
  - Bingo  shadowknows69   Jul-18-06 11:28 PM   #58 
     - I have SOOOO got these assholes pegged.  kestrel91316   Jul-18-06 11:57 PM   #59 
  - This is one of the most sickening things I've read so far  Nutmegger   Jul-19-06 12:21 AM   #61 
  - This is repulsive. I don't know what else to say. N/T.  bling bling   Jul-19-06 12:32 AM   #62 
  - Yes freepers, it's true. I officially fucking give up on America.  progressivebydesign   Jul-19-06 01:05 AM   #64 
  - disgusting, dispicable, deragatory  zcflint09   Jul-19-06 01:17 AM   #68 
  - For-profit evacuation, that's a novelty  rman   Jul-19-06 01:36 AM   #69 
  - The US Treasury is broke...when are people going to understand that?  Pachamama   Jul-19-06 05:00 AM   #73 
  - To whom do we complain?  ChicagoRonin   Jul-19-06 07:55 AM   #74 

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