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VANITY: Can anyone name the countries that sent aid to the United States after Hurricane Sandy?
VANITY | 01/12/2013

Posted on 01/12/2013 8:04:06 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Can anyone name the countries that sent aid to the United States after Hurricane Sandy?

I am asking this because I got an e-mail from a friend that I am trying to fact check. Here it is ...

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As you know, America is always the first country to send aid to other countries when they are in trouble. It is highly appropriate that we Americans, must now send our "THANKS" to all those countries that reciprocated our help with their disasters, misgivings, social turmoil, & poverty when they returned to the USA monetary and physical help after Hurricane Sandy 2012 ravaged our East Coast leaving behind many dead people, the massive destruction, the countless homelessness and pure disaster in the east.

We have listed all the Countries and World Organizations below that are giving us their gracious assistance. Please assist is in thanking these entities by passing on this email so people all over America can join in and THANK our many neighbors, to whom this nation has invested BILLIONS and BILLIONS!!!!

Can you guess who is on the list?

That's right - the first country to respond was.....................

1.

NOBODY !! - NOT ONE - NADA - NILL - NON - NUN - NYE Maybe now Americans will realize that charity should begin at home.

With millions of our own country people in need and in poverty, let's save our money and spend it at home instead of sending it to Egypt , Libya , Pakistan , etc........

Staten Island and parts of New Jersey would gladly thank America if we spent the billions of dollars there that originally came from my pocket and yours...... oh yeah - THANK YOU FOR SENDING THIS ON !!!


TOPICS: Society; Weather
KEYWORDS: aid; hurricanesandy; india; nasa; sandy; satellite

1 posted on 01/12/2013 8:04:14 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Lemme guess. Saudi Arabia with strings attached?


2 posted on 01/12/2013 8:08:53 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: SeekAndFind
Texas did.

/johnny

3 posted on 01/12/2013 8:09:03 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SeekAndFind

Israel did.


4 posted on 01/12/2013 8:11:12 PM PST by DBrow
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To: SeekAndFind

http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2012/12/an-american-thanks-all-countries-that.html


5 posted on 01/12/2013 8:12:40 PM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://newmediajournal.us/indx.php/item/7468


6 posted on 01/12/2013 8:13:04 PM PST by DBrow
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To: DBrow

Yep.


7 posted on 01/12/2013 8:13:28 PM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Israel sent a relief mission. Perhaps there were others.


8 posted on 01/12/2013 8:14:41 PM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: rightwingcrazy; ExpatGator; DBrow

Thanks for the information.

I wonder if they were officially thanked by the Obama administration or even the Governors of NY and NJ....


9 posted on 01/12/2013 8:19:44 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Iran

Iran offers to help cities devastated by Hurricane Sandy

10 posted on 01/12/2013 8:20:19 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: SeekAndFind

I can’t figure out why someone with a bit of money does not put out the word that they will give $150.00 per gun. They can then resell them. And no one will sell there guns to the state.


11 posted on 01/12/2013 8:23:19 PM PST by Revel
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

It says:

“Iran’s Red Crescent is prepared to help the victims in the US,” said Mahmoud Mozaffar, head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society’s Relief and Rescue Organization.

Question — Is the Iranian Red Crescent a PRIVATE charity like the Red Cross, or are they affiliated with the Iranian Government? (I’d be very surprise if the GOVERNMENT of Iran volunteered to help).


12 posted on 01/12/2013 8:25:14 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Revel

RE: I can’t figure out why someone with a bit of money does not put out the word that they will give $150.00 per gun.

Are you sure you are in the right thread?


13 posted on 01/12/2013 8:26:12 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Nope- wrong thread. My mistake.


14 posted on 01/12/2013 8:28:15 PM PST by Revel
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To: SeekAndFind

My guess is that nothing happens in Iran without an OK from the powers that be in Tehran. The irrationality of the Iranian government is greatly overestimated- everybody wants to make PR points.


15 posted on 01/12/2013 8:31:05 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: SeekAndFind

Our poor people are fat... Other countries really don’t need to help us.


16 posted on 01/12/2013 8:42:22 PM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Official help from the Israeli government was declined, so they assisted through NGO’s.


17 posted on 01/12/2013 8:49:07 PM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: SeekAndFind

When they heard non union electricians couldn’t volunteer, some of the countries were afraid they would have to join a union in order to help?


18 posted on 01/12/2013 8:54:06 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: rightwingcrazy

Believe it or not:

Russia
http://www.examiner.com/article/russia-sending-aid-to-hurricane-sandy-victims

There are plenty of articles about Israel’s relief mission though. They did a heck of a lot.


19 posted on 01/12/2013 8:54:47 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: ExpatGator

RE: Official help from the Israeli government was declined, so they assisted through NGO’s.

Why on earth would we decline it?

And if it went via NGO’s, I am sure other countries might have gone that route too, if so, does anyone know which country participated?


20 posted on 01/12/2013 8:55:08 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Israel did.
21 posted on 01/12/2013 9:00:38 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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To: SeekAndFind

it was a CAT ONE... get over it and rebuild.

seriously, wtf. yes, some houses got flooded and some were washed away. yes, there was flood damage. you didn’t prepare properly or observe proper building codes to insure a 10-20 ft storm surge wouldn’t wreck your stuff

come to Florida and see how much attention a cat one gets from the fedgov and other countries.
ie:none


22 posted on 01/12/2013 9:45:55 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SeekAndFind

I remember after 911 an African tribe sent us cattle. Probably a goodly percentage of the tribes worth as they account for it. Stand up folks.


23 posted on 01/12/2013 10:17:59 PM PST by Mike Darancette (LIM=Low Information Media)
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To: SeekAndFind
Great Britain

Russia

Israel

Colombia and Brazil Soccer Federations

24 posted on 01/12/2013 10:31:24 PM PST by ~Pandora
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To: SeekAndFind

India Takes Over NASA’s Defunct Satellite to Track Sandy

IndianExpress.com
November 2, 2012

Ocean surface winds for Hurricane Sandy observed at 9:00 p.m. PDT Oct. 28 by the OSCAT radar scatterometer on the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) OceanSat-2 satellite.

Image credit: ISRO/NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA and weather and climate scientists all over the world have been receiving help from India’s Space Applications Center (SAC) to track Hurricane Sandy. The Indian Space Research Organization’s OSCAT radar scatterometer, which travels on board its OceanSat-2 satellite, has been sending valuable image data at near-real time to NASA and NOAA.

OSCAT, designed and developed at SAC, Ahmedabad, is similar to the now defunct QuikSCAT satellite from NASA. Since QuikSCAT ceased operations in 2009, engineers and scientists from NOAA, JPL and NASA have worked with ISRO to validate and calibrate OSCAT measurements to ensure seamless coverage of ocean vector winds, critical for the global climate weather forecasting field.

ISRO’s OceanSat-2, together with NASA’s Cloudsat satellite and Aqua and Terra spacecraft, played a critical role in helping track Superstorm Sandy.

Tags: NASA, ISRO, Weather Satellite, Hurricane, NOAA

http://www.satellitetoday.com/curatedcontent/39852.html


25 posted on 01/13/2013 12:19:53 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Lemme guess. Saudi Arabia with strings attached?

You mean, like Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Alsaud (2001-10-11)?

26 posted on 01/13/2013 12:45:13 AM PST by cynwoody
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