Bombstar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 715 times:
Canadian firefighters have also been there for a while, as well as shipments of lumber (to stabilise the buildings) and blood. America has spent a lot of its resoruces helping other countries in a time of need, and now its time that the world helps America in this tragedy.
JAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10 Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 714 times:
America is urgently in need of help, and as a Canadian I am glad Canada is helping. It is something Canada is know for and has been helping all over the world for decades. On the other hand I think the US should be very thankful for the help they are getting, and not act like they are owed this help.
Milldoh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 710 times:
I think the US should be very thankful for the help they are getting, and not act like they are owed this help.
I am not one who often attacks others opinions, but what a stupid thing to say! where do you come up with this??
of course we appreciate ALL the help we are getting from EVERYONE. this is not a time to think about who owes what. anyone who even THINKS about what is owed at a time like this has their priorities way out of whack. it is about helping peole who are in need - and there are many who need the help.
many thanks to everyone who is helping the us get through this tragedy.
OH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 21 Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 701 times:
Um, that was not cool. You seem to not be noticing that our president profusely thanks the world for the help we are receiving at least once a day, and many of us cry when we see the images of the entire world in mourning. We are extremely touched to say the least. Of course we are greatful!!! What sort of a dumb question is that... :-|
I resonate completely with Milldoh. One of your countrymen wrote a fantastic editorial about the United States. We have helped so much all over the world, and you go and say we should be thankful and not act like we are owed it. Marshall Plan? Truman Policy? I don't believe those were Canadian programs. Get your priorities straight. Canada is of course a fantastic country, but your comment was off base and totally uncalled for at this point in time.
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
Milldoh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 687 times:
Klaus, if you are trying to imply that the US does not want help from any other countries, you are dead wrong. As someone who is currently less than 2 miles from the WTC, I have been made well aware that there is more help than needed at the disaster site. If there wasn't enough help, I sure as hell would not be here posting any messages. They have even asked people in the area to stop bringing supplies, as whenever they ask for something, all the supply centers are almost immediately flooded with that item.
The US appreciates all the support from around the world. But the truth is, the disaster site is not enormous. Right now there are 4000-5000 workers in a few square blocks. So there really is no need for any more help at the wreckage site right now. Please do not look at this as the US thinking it is "too good" for anyone's help.
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21346 posts, RR: 54 Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 679 times:
OH-LGA: I resonate completely with Milldoh. One of your countrymen wrote a fantastic editorial about the United States.
If you refer to the one I think you do ("Americans" from 1973) I would want to add this:
That the USA have done a lot of good is true (every german knows this very well). And I can only support the idea that everybody shall stand with the USA in such times of need. It can´t become more clear than it is now that we´re with you.
When I first saw this article posted, however, (without its original date) I was utterly shocked at the sheer mass of ignorance and at the same time contempt for the european nations the author expressed in it.
When the date was later mentioned, I could understand the sentiment just a little better from the times back then (ignorant and unfounded as it still was).
It´s just sad to see that he thought that it took prejudice and denigration of others to make an uplifting and encouraging point.
Especially now it just feels like a punch in the face of every european who feels deeply with the victims of these horrendous crimes and their families.
(If you should have referred to a different text then please disregard my remarks.)
Republic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 680 times:
In this trying time, it saddens me to read your pompous comments. I guess these rescue dogs should not take for granted help received from Canada, for it seems in your eyes conditions are attached to any helpful deeds.