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U.S. Offers $ 50,000 in aid for earthquake (Italy)
Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2009 | unk.

Posted on 04/07/2009 2:17:14 AM PDT by Daisyjane69

The United States said Monday it would donate 50,000 dollars in emergency aid to Italy after a powerful earthquake killed at least 100 people.

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KEYWORDS: bhostatedept; earthquake; humanitarianrelief; italy; obama
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Wow...All that's missing from this, is the guy that used to make change with the metal contraption hanging from his belt, making change for a dollar!
1 posted on 04/07/2009 2:17:14 AM PDT by Daisyjane69
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To: Daisyjane69

And one more thing, if the big zero isn’t going to do it right, don’t do it at all!


2 posted on 04/07/2009 2:19:35 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Id)
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To: Daisyjane69

Mr. Obama doesn’t like Italians or Catholics, all that much!


3 posted on 04/07/2009 2:22:49 AM PDT by A. Morgan (Every night I pray that Rezko and Blago roll over on Obama!)
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To: Daisyjane69

$50,000 is an insult.


4 posted on 04/07/2009 2:23:23 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog
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To: Daisyjane69

They could have sent an iPod, or maybe DVDs


5 posted on 04/07/2009 2:24:55 AM PDT by The Raven
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To: Daisyjane69

Maybe the President could use one of his weekly Wednesday night parties to raise a little “dough” for the Italians in need, or just forego serving that expensive beef to the Congresscritters when they come to call and use the money saved to help the rescue effort. $50,000, it’s an insult to even offer that paltry a sum.


6 posted on 04/07/2009 2:26:10 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: Daisyjane69

This must be wrong .....

FWIW - Italy has “refused” aid for know. Not needed, they are well prepared for emergencies. They will likely need and want help later when the initial search/rescue/relief actions are completed.


7 posted on 04/07/2009 2:27:14 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: Daisyjane69

The President must be taking courses from the Joe Biden School of Charity and Compassion.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-09-12-biden-financial_N.htm


8 posted on 04/07/2009 2:28:02 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: Daisyjane69

$50K?

And we’re giving palastine HOW much????


9 posted on 04/07/2009 2:28:29 AM PDT by kimmie7 (Phasers are set to "Sarcasm")
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To: Daisyjane69

Is this a delayed April Fools’ joke?

(Please, please, please, tell me this isn’t for real.)


10 posted on 04/07/2009 2:28:44 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Daisyjane69
The Obama administration continues to be an embarrassment to America.

The good news is, the Italian American community and other private interests will have kicked in ten times that much by the end of the week.

Italiani, avete amici americani. Ma Obama no e un de loro.

11 posted on 04/07/2009 2:29:14 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Be There >>> http://www.secondamendmentmarch.com)
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To: Daisyjane69

How much did they send for Katrina and Rita? Would be interesting to find out. If they didn’t send anything, I wouldn’t have any problem letting their own taxpayers handle it.


12 posted on 04/07/2009 2:29:38 AM PDT by dajeeps
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To: fivecatsandadog

Man, you aren’t kiddin’

When I saw that, I wanted to hide my head in shame.

What’s that, maybe 2 hours of running Air Force One? He should have taken the crew over on Michelle’s broomstick.

And now as I glance over, I see his mug on television, once again. He just won’t leave us alone or shut up, will he? Now he is lecturing us on global warming.

Honest to goodness, I wish someone would pass him some bad fish.


13 posted on 04/07/2009 2:30:49 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Id)
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To: fivecatsandadog
"$50,000 is an insult."

O's scraping the change jar at the mint. It's all we have left after his spending!

14 posted on 04/07/2009 2:32:00 AM PDT by liberateUS
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To: Daisyjane69

Perhaps Italy did not offer enough troops for Afghanistan and this is his “gottcha” event.


15 posted on 04/07/2009 2:45:20 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Daisyjane69
The real problem with this generous gift of $50,000 is that Zer0 gets to take over the Italian Government for ever.

That is a bad investment in my opinion.

16 posted on 04/07/2009 2:47:04 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: Daisyjane69
a total embarrassment.
17 posted on 04/07/2009 2:50:33 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: dajeeps

The stupidity is making the public statement.

Either say nothing at all or offer something useful like emergency materials, blankets, clothes, tents, etc.

$50k is just insulting.


18 posted on 04/07/2009 2:56:50 AM PDT by DB
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To: liberateUS

“O’s scraping the change jar at the mint”

This would be really funny if it weren’t true. Another day...Another disgrace.


19 posted on 04/07/2009 2:59:19 AM PDT by RU88 (The false messiah can not change water into wine any more than he can get unity from diversity.)
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To: Daisyjane69

Over a million dollars to find out why pigs are so stinky and $50k to a deadly earthquake to an ally.

I hope Europe is paying attention.

I hope all the Europe lovers are paying attention.


20 posted on 04/07/2009 3:01:00 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: kimmie7

$900 million.


21 posted on 04/07/2009 3:01:42 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: Daisyjane69

Obama hates Eyetalians because they are giving the boot to a lot of muslims.


22 posted on 04/07/2009 3:03:43 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: Daisyjane69

As I remember it, the tab for Air Force One is $53,000 per hour.


23 posted on 04/07/2009 3:04:37 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: Daisyjane69

We are only going to be the first ones to get sick of him.

As time goes on, and his egocentric mug can’t stay out of photoops and speeches and magazine stands but things are yet getting worse out there, people will notice.

I’ll be perfectly honest and unPC here, I feel bad for the majority of blacks who are going to be saddened by their one representative doing this. Seriously, there are sooo many black people who are so more qualified and not a damn nut, but here’s the One. Some will never see him as anything but a Messiah, but alot are going to figure out sooner or later, he’s full of crap like the rest of the politicians.


24 posted on 04/07/2009 3:05:54 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: jws3sticks

LOL!


25 posted on 04/07/2009 3:06:29 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: Doogle

Mind you, this is one of the original members of NATO, our ALLIES!

Gonna be a long four years.

just sayin...


26 posted on 04/07/2009 3:15:14 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Id)
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To: Daisyjane69

change (as in cents) you can believe in...........


27 posted on 04/07/2009 3:15:16 AM PDT by Lockbox
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To: fivecatsandadog
> $50,000 is an insult.

I dunno about that. It depends entirely on the state of the emergency. (Yeah, I know that sounds odd, but hear me out.)

$50K goes a long way in most non-American Civil Defense organizations, if it is only funding day-to-day operations. That would pay the salaries for 1 1/2 FTE for one year: not bad. Or it would buy a fully-equipped 4x4 (used but refurbished). Not bad at all.

When a real emergency happens, it usually starts as a local response. Whatever the local city has budgeted for Civil Defense Emergency Management is spent as a part of the ordinary operations. Fire, Ambulance, and Police all participate as best they can, with costs falling pari passu.

Things change when the local city cannot manage the emergency without having extra powers. When that happens, a Civil Defense Emergency is declared. This means that the Civil Defense operations of the city get a whole bunch of extra powers. And it means that the city will pick up the costs for the Police, Fire, Ambulance -- everyone participating in the response.

So when this happens, the Civil Defense organization gets access to some very deep pockets: whatever the city can afford by borrowing, taxing, cashing in on investments &tc. But sometimes that isn't enough.

Deeper pockets are available if the emergency gets declared Regionally. A regional authority takes control of the emergency, takes the extra powers (eg the power to commandeer property &tc) and the Regional authority also picks up the costs for everybody. So even deeper pockets available -- all of this without requiring any overseas funding.

Similarly, if it is a huge disaster, a National Emergency can be declared. The nation takes control of the emergency, and the emergency powers, and agrees to pay for everything. The entire wealth of the nation is available to pay to get things sorted out.

So in this case we're talking about Italy, a member of the EU. They will have a structure in place similar to the one that I have just described. They will also be accustomed to dealing with Civil Defense emergencies -- volcanoes in the south of Italy, for example.

How much US aid do you think they would need? Presumably they would be able to draw on the EU for some help. $50,000 is a bit of a token amount, but probably a token amount is sufficient in this case.

28 posted on 04/07/2009 3:17:16 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Daisyjane69
$900 million to Hamas...(to rebuild)....this has to be a mistake.
29 posted on 04/07/2009 3:19:55 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Daisyjane69

I could be wrong but I do not think this is the “normal” aid. This was emergency funding offered by our embassy in Italy. So I tend to think this was $$ they had on hand. However it should have been backed up by some other $$ through normal aid channels as I’m sure we give Italy money like we seem to give everyone in the world money.
What I found worse than this was Obama’s silly statement about hoping we could send rescuers. Italy is not a third world country with no EMS Obama. In fact I would think because of lots of mountainous/dangerous regions that several countries in Europe have experienced emergency rescuers. Besides which the time to get anyone over there from the US would render it useless.


30 posted on 04/07/2009 3:21:33 AM PDT by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
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To: An.American.Expatriate
This must be wrong ..... FWIW - Italy has “refused” aid for know. Not needed, they are well prepared for emergencies. They will likely need and want help later when the initial search/rescue/relief actions are completed.

Would they have refused 5 million?

31 posted on 04/07/2009 3:23:29 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: Daisyjane69

$50,000? So we’re sending them one fairly well-equipped sports car?

Insane!


32 posted on 04/07/2009 3:24:25 AM PDT by JennysCool (Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action - Ian Fleming)
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To: dajeeps

How much did they send for Katrina and Rita?

I think it was $83 billion, huge amounts of which were scammed. And some of those helped are still on the dole.

33 posted on 04/07/2009 3:27:22 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: luvbach1

Would they have refused 5 million?


well i don´t know if they refused the 50K it sounds more like they refused US help in general (in form of rescue teams,tents....) which seems logic too me because the US is so far away that it would take too long until the help would arrive. but btw, giving 50 K is an insult. it´s better to give nothing than to offer 50.000$ to the country of italy.


34 posted on 04/07/2009 3:28:40 AM PDT by Jonny foreigner
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To: luvbach1
Would they have refused 5 million?

From the news I heard, they are currently refusing "all" aid.

As I said, thier infrastructure is quite good on the first response - it is the recovery part where the will likely need/want help ...

35 posted on 04/07/2009 3:41:21 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: luvbach1

Meanwhile within seconds after the tsunami of 2004, the left was screaming that Bush and the US had not responded fast enough. Of course most of them probably blamed Bush because of all the “climate change” he had brought about in 4 years.


36 posted on 04/07/2009 3:45:54 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Daisyjane69

How much did ACORN get earlier this year?


37 posted on 04/07/2009 3:46:05 AM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: fivecatsandadog

It was meant to be an insult, just as those gifts to the British PM and Queen were meant to be insult.

Let’s see what he gives third world leaders as gifts.


38 posted on 04/07/2009 3:50:00 AM PDT by LeavingNewYork
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To: An.American.Expatriate

I heard they refused search teams and search dogs. Still 50k is insulting and makes us look cheap.

One the plus side its more than BO wants to spend on the military.


39 posted on 04/07/2009 3:54:49 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Daisyjane69

They are all “typical white people” ... they can fend for themselves...


40 posted on 04/07/2009 4:01:10 AM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

I saw the $50K thing yesterday and thought, “Gee, that’s about $50 per person.”

I am ashamed of this country, and want to apologize on its behalf to the citizens of Italy.

This is Holy Week and I’d love to curse The 0ne, but I’ll refrain.

Never did see him go into any church during this visit. Even in Prague.


41 posted on 04/07/2009 4:07:42 AM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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Maybe he’ll send over food kits. You know, the ones with the tainted peanut butter that he sent to the ice storm victims.

I hear some Arab countries have pledged millions.


42 posted on 04/07/2009 4:10:54 AM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: combat_boots
I hear some Arab countries have pledged millions.

Is that typical for the Arab countries? Or are they trying to draw attention to how chintzy Obama is?

43 posted on 04/07/2009 4:22:23 AM PDT by muggs (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a stupid question)
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To: combat_boots
Never did see him go into any church during this visit. Even in Prague.

Didn't you hear our Esteemed President in Turkey today? America is not a Christian country.

44 posted on 04/07/2009 4:25:26 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Be There >>> http://www.secondamendmentmarch.com)
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To: Daisyjane69
All that's missing from this is a few zeros.
45 posted on 04/07/2009 4:35:03 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

What did The 0ne give the Turkish president?


46 posted on 04/07/2009 4:47:17 AM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: fivecatsandadog
$50,000 is an insult.

Well, only if you compare it to the $900,000 we gave Hamas after their earthquake.

47 posted on 04/07/2009 4:47:32 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Daisyjane69

It’s easy. Italy is European, mostly White, and mostly Christian. That’s all you need to know.
The bitter hatred of the country’s first affirmative action president is now obvious.


48 posted on 04/07/2009 4:51:49 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism is truly evil. and liberals have no sense of humor either.)
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To: Daisyjane69

This is an insult to the Italian people. Better not to have offered a penny than $50K.


49 posted on 04/07/2009 5:01:38 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: combat_boots

What did The 0ne give the Turkish president?


a speech that they should be a EU member... (forgeting the fact that the US has no vote on this).


50 posted on 04/07/2009 5:10:27 AM PDT by Jonny foreigner
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