Hope for Haiti

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  1. Natty

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    So last night the ole lady is watching this Hope for Haiti special on TV.

    I watch it for a while and they have these entertainers, actors, singers, directors etc. Asking people to please send a donation to Haiti.

    Most of these people are millionaires. Many of them have hundreds of millions of dollars in the bank.

    I see Steven Spielberg asking people very passionately to please send a donation to help save the Haitians. They need ice, they need flashlights. He is a billionaire.

    These very rich people are on TV asking the poor working men and women to please give some of their hard earned money to help the Haitians.

    Huh?
     
  2. robertoh

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    Yeh send in your Unemployment check.:upeyes:
     

  3. stevelyn

    stevelyn NRA Life Member

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    Typical leftist Hollywood pukes. They want to be generous with your money, not their's.
     
  4. wjv

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    And for all of us who have already donated (twice actually - at work and at church) we are stuck with 500 channels and nothing on but "Hope for Haiti". . . . .
     
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    Do you have any idea how much a guy like Spielberg makes "by the hour" if you were to break it down? His sitting there for free was easily a donation on his behalf well into the five digits. Rich people, when not out there making themselves richer, are losing and in last night's case, donating. HH
     
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    I got an idea. Send them obama and we'll elect a new president....


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  7. Glenn129

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    I gave at the office. obama made me do it when he had the IRS take it out of my paycheck without my permission.
     
  8. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    "Hope for Haiti"... Now there's a contradiction if I've ever heard one. :rofl:
     
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    They need more money, because the 100 mill. we sent will be taken by the corrupt.
    -Joel
     
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    Agreed. US humitarian aid is a donation by the American people so as a taxpayer, I've done my part. And gladly, without reservation. HH
     
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    How do you know what they did or didn't give? Is that not any different than a celebrity endorsing a product? Only this product is humanitarianism.
     
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    I believe the celebrities contributed a fair amount of money to the various charities. And if I am not mistaken, Spielberg has donated a bunch of money to different causes, past and present. How can you judge someone's contribution when you don't even know what they have given?
     
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    If not for Spielberg, there might not be a Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. today HH
     
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    I heard George Clooney, Angelina Jolie and some others gave $1 million each.

    I'm sure some gave without any publicity. Foolish to judge them without knowing the facts.
     
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    Plus, many of these entertainers time that they gave away for free in support of Haiti is extremely valuable. What do you think Clooney can pull in for just one day of work. About what many of us can make in a lifetime.

    CNN seems to have said it the best


     
  16. tampashooters

    tampashooters Shellback

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    I wish people would donate to American Charities first, there is alot of problems in our own back yard that need fixing before we begin fixing other places.
     
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    metro273 Glock 19 Rocks!

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    Wow, quit griping and complaining! I'll let you guys in on a little secret.
    If you don't want to donate any of your hard earned money to Haiti.............don't.
     
  20. tampashooters

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    You are missing it... OUR government has chosen to spend OUR money by sending it out of OUR country, and helping other countries before helping OURS...