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Bulldog not a Poodle
 Post subject: GWB for a third term
Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 4:02 pm 
Hey my American cousins "Merry Christmas to you all".

Do you not think that we should ask father santa to make sure GWB is elected a third time?

Or do you think the rest of the world can rely upon you all to lobby your congressional leaders to amend the constitution instead?


 Post subject: another reason to be a proud american!
Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 4:16 pm 

I stop at redlights
 Post subject: your link to cnn 'story'
Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 8:38 am 
Re; that link says "the US led war in vietnam"

Something must have been wrong with my teachers in high school. They told me that the vietnam war was led by the Viet Cong who were backed by China.

Might as well ask if I was also misinformed about China leading the war in Korea while we are on the subject.

I suppose that is why so many US citizens now buy everything from china.

 Post subject:
Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:57 pm 
your teacher is definitely wrong. In fact the Vietnamese call it the American war. Money can buy you many thing including slave labor and sometimes the truth – but not always!

 Post subject:
Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:28 am 
So the U.S. of A. went to Vietnam and started invading north vietnam?
Now I see where my teachers were wrong. China did not supply arms to North vietnam to invade south vietnam. They were just defending the US invasion into the north? What about France and the other countries that were supplying "advisors" there before the US ?

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Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 9:02 am 
Another reason to be a proud american

World Bank: $250m
UK: $96m
Sweden: $75m
China: $60m
France: $56m
EU $44m
Netherlands: $36m
US: $35m :(
Canada: $33m
Japan: $30m
Australia: $27m
Denmark: $15.6m
Saudi Arabia: $10m
Norway: $6.6m
Taiwan: $5.1m
Finland: $3.4m
Kuwait: $2.1m
UAE: $2m
Source: Reuters, United Nations

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Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 1:31 pm 
Not counted in those figures are the equipment and security resources provided by the U.S., which surpasses that of other counties. The U.S. provided more than 40% of all aid worlwide in 2004.

Nothing is ever enough, so I say we should stop giving totally for a few years and see how things go. If the world hates us and wants to blame us for everything, then let's stop helping out. What will you do - not like us more?

Personally, I think the money we're spending on fighting terrorism worldwide is enough to excuse us altogether for this effort. Let the other countries bear the brunt of the burden for a change.

 Post subject:
Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 3:40 pm 
1) Why are we talking about a 3rd term when the 1st term isn't over yet?
Do you really want to end term limits for president completely or just for W?
Remember, if Clinton could have run in 2000, he would have carried the Blue states won by Gore and his home state of Arkansas giving him the election. Removing term limits now would also open up the next election for Clinton as well as Bush. Be careful of what you wish for.

2) The listing for aid for the tsunami victims is embarassing. We really dropped the ball on this one. As for the figure of 40% of world aid, what is the source of this figure. I think this includes all forms of aid including military, economic, and diasater aid. I disagree with the spending tax money for annual handouts, but coming to the aid of people in crisis from this disaster is just the right thing to do.

I stop at redlights
 Post subject:
Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 1:45 pm 
To everyone that does not like the U.S. of A.;

Shut up and leave.

If you cannot afford to leave my wonderful country, I will gladly pay your way out of here to ANYPLACE on earth you want to go.

 Post subject: shut up and leave
Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 4:55 pm 
I stop at redlights wrote:
To everyone that does not like the U.S. of A.;

Shut up and leave.

If you cannot afford to leave my wonderful country, I will gladly pay your way out of here to ANYPLACE on earth you want to go.

Are you offering a housing and job placement or just the transportation cost? LOL

When did you take ownership of the entire country anyway?

"Our" wonderful country has a Constitution with a Bill of Rights that allows all of us to speak our minds.

 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 9:50 am 
Tell us what country is better than the U.S. of A. and when you want to go.

Posted  11/12/2012
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