Help for a neighbor

Help for a neighbor

There are 11 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 10, 2008, titled Help for a neighbor. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

President Bush has received an urgent plea from this hemisphere's poorest country.

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Nelson Ryman

Tampa, FL

#1 May 12, 2008
Bravo to the writer of this article! Having made 50 or more trips to Haiti and spending a lot of time there, you've hit the nail on the head.Being involved with the negotations for the release of two friends,one of whom was shot,I can tell you that conditions are worse than you have been allowed or able to describe. Pres Bush, please hear their plea and ease the deportation status for now. People there depend thru little of their own, on their friends and relatives hrer to eat one meal a day

Since: Apr 07

Columbus, OH

#2 May 12, 2008
And now another refugee status?.

“Trump ain't playing!”

Since: Dec 07

Welfare State

#3 May 12, 2008
President Bush should grant President Preval's request. He can do so through executive action. No congressional approval is necessary. It would be a modest gesture for the U.S., but a great help to Haiti.
That's right...let's make up humanitarian reasons as to why everybody from every third world country should be allowed to stay here.
We cannot keep taking on the burden of importing all the worlds poor.
It's getting ridiculous and it needs to stop.
For those who advocate taking in everybody from every third world country...just how many people do you think we can accommodate here?
What country is willing to take on all of our citizens when our resources are dried up and we have nothing left?
We've got to shut the water off now or we'll never be able to survive any longer as a country.
We're easy prey because of our compassion to those who are less fortunate.
Our compassion is destroying us...we're being taken advantage off.
What is being done in these countries to end the corruption and injustice these people are running from?
These governments need to be held responsible and their people should be fighting those injustices at home...instead of demanding rights in someone else's home.
The illegals sneaking into our country by the hordes to escape the injustice and corruption in their own countries will never confront those ills at home as long as the U.S. provides them a convenient refuge.
Carol Lee

AOL

#4 May 13, 2008
I agree with Nelson. I've been to Haiti only about a dozen times, but I know the poverty and dispair. It isn't a big deal to the US, the people are already here and we're still eating three meals a day and our greatest health issue is obesity while in Haiti it's malnutition. It doesn't hurt our image to compassionate.

“a smile for my friends”

Since: Jul 07

rochester, n. y.

#5 May 13, 2008
yeah, and we can thank haiti for all they have givin the world. after all those poor compasionate souls gave us green monkeys and aids. put em on the dole, but, keep them there.

“a smile for my friends”

Since: Jul 07

rochester, n. y.

#6 May 13, 2008
bump

Since: Dec 07

Chicago

#7 May 13, 2008
Never been to haiti but if the poverty there is anything like the poverty I saw in cairo then they could use the help.
blackmamba

Naperville, IL

#8 May 14, 2008
It is in America's strategic national interest to grant this request. Haiti is the heir to the first succesful slave up rising in the New World. Because Haiti is near by it is in American interest not to have a humanitarian crisis on our door step. Thus the people of a Haiti deserve help in spite of the failings of their leaders.
Bowman

Lompoc, CA

#9 May 14, 2008
Send them to France. Haiti is a former French colony, France created that mess.
space jam

Huntington, NY

#10 May 15, 2008
georgeply77 wrote:
yeah, and we can thank haiti for all they have givin the world. after all those poor compasionate souls gave us green monkeys and aids. put em on the dole, but, keep them there.
you certaintly dont beleive we gave AIDS to the world and the world doesnt beleive it either.altought the beleive youuuuu,America, gave AIDS TO the world.NOBODY beleive your fuck...g distorted professor was telling the truth on the contrary they beleived that your nutty professor was looking for a way out because there was a say that for the past 30 years that AMERICA gave AIDS to the world and you certaintly did.you are the most SEX CRAZY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD.you have done it with animaux for decenies not to forget the same sex thing and the sex toys you've done it all when it come to sex.you where so ashamed for what you did to the world that you had to have an AMISSAIRY BURKE,YOU choose HAITI THE POOREST COUNTRY TO PUT THE BLAME ON ,YOU PERVERT.you will have what coming to you for what you done to the world.you ARE THE MOST SHAMELESS country in the world,you should be on your knees praying the GOD because what you see in MYAMMAR AND CHIANA IS CHILDPLAY COMPARE TO WHAT is IN STORE FOR YOU.YOU CAN TAKE YOUR CHEAP SHOTS TO HAITI AS LONG AS YOU WHANT,but it is real and imperatif for your country to be destroy ,you are pervert and deviant you are a shame of a country and your armagedon is for soon.the ALMIGHTY is tired of your pervertif way
get out of it or you will be perish,just like that

“Trump ain't playing!”

Since: Dec 07

Welfare State

#12 May 15, 2008
Carol Lee wrote:
I agree with Nelson. I've been to Haiti only about a dozen times, but I know the poverty and dispair. It isn't a big deal to the US, the people are already here and we're still eating three meals a day and our greatest health issue is obesity while in Haiti it's malnutition. It doesn't hurt our image to compassionate.
Being compassionate is why we're in the mess we're in now.
Everybody is taking advantage of us.

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