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Originally posted by AmeriCanadian
reply to post by Cuervo
I wish all of you would stop the pissing contest over who gave what. I was in NOLA before and after Katrina Hit!! Not a damn one of the evacuees saw a cent of any of that donated money. FEMA did. The federal Government did. Louisiana received only a portion. At the end of the day, we did not care about money. We the people of Louisiana with the help of hundreds of Canadian volunteers, among others gave them something no amount of money could...Hope. I mention the Canadians only because when I was in N.O. Natchitoches, aside from my fellow Louisianians, I only saw Canadian vests and jackets.
If anyone would not give of their time and talents, if they were able to, to assist the victims, then keep your wallet and your mouth shut. Nobody wants your pity, guilty conscience, or whatever the case may be.
Just for the record, It wasn't Bush's fault, It was Ray Nagin's fault. He was told 3 days before it hit it was coming and New Orleans has an evac plan in place for such catastrophe, but he decided we could wait it out. Of course you wont hear that, but as a former resident, I know it.
Originally posted by SlyingFaucers
This may be a sore topic for some, but the Japanese have just lost all industry. This is a moment for entreprenuers everywhere (hopefully the US) to thrive and win in the open global economy. What industries do the Japanese own and operate that are now possible to be established on US soil?edit on 14-3-2011 by SlyingFaucers because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SlyingFaucers
And its plain to see the wonderful shape we are in because of "me first" predatory business...
Momma ever tell you:" not everything that goes through your mind needs to come out of your mouth"?
Charlie Sheen's a complete azzhat "winning"....
came here for a quick brain diversion from a project.... big mistake.
They are reporting yet another explosion at fukushina 1820 cst ( I've lost count).
Business practices are business practices because they make money, plain and simple. If you haven’t seen it at the box office MARS NEEDS MOMS. Do us all a favor and go help them out.
Well the title of this thread is poorly worded (in the sense that it is extremely insensitive)...yet there is a certain amount of raw logic to the Idea. One cultures disaster has often been another ones time of triumph....and if not us then someone like China may beat us to it. Still, to be honest I think that this is going to hurt us far too much than for us to start thinking about how we can benefit from it. Japan was one of the Richest Countries in the world with HEAVY ties to America, which went both ways. We will be hurt from this....likely badly.
That was a product of design. If I worded it as: I LOVE ALL OF JAPAN AND WANT TO REBUILD THEIR GREAT CULTURE BUT I WANT YOU TO READ MY THREAD AND TALK ABOUT HOW WE CAN PROSPER OFF THEIR DEVISTATION, I don’t think you would have read it. You got what you paid for. Good recovery afterwards though. Deserves a Star!
And this isn't just "American greed" companies all over the world foam at the mouth any time a natural disaster strikes because they know they can somehow spin it into profit or good exposure, wake the hell up please.
Now they come out of the woodwork. Thank you!
Say what you mean and
Mean what you say.
If you meant Example A, that's one thing...
If you meant Example B, you probably ought to expect to get zingers backatcha.....
What is this a kids topic, Horton? Let me know where I backpedaled and I will quickly correct the error.
I hope you are not American. That would just break my heart.
Back at ya brah.
u should be banned here
Hrmph, and I thought 1 line posts would get you banned *shrug*
I'm with the OP on this one, it makes sense, it allows for prosperity for those who try. I would take advantage of it, if it gets me ahead of the rest of the general population. Don't get my words twisted, what happened in Japan is sad and tragic, but the Earth is still spinning, babies are being born, people die...Yup, life is still moving on for the rest of us.
A breath of fresh air.
I feel that the world is run by psychopaths, as a requirement of the person who attempts to undertake these jobs. I think many of these people made a conscious shift in their priorities that resulted in a trade off of emotional intelligence & spiritual maturity for the skills & mindset that enables them to do well at their jobs & achieve grand affluence.
These people traded in their souls for material wealth.
btw i'm agnostic at best, I follow no doctrine so don't scratch this up to a case of religious nuttery.
It's hard for those who haven't walked their path to understand or rationalise anything these people say because.....
well I'll let bill hicks say it for me, he does it more justice.