Troy wrote:Watching the news lately has been quite depressing. I think it is pitiful that our governments response to this disaster has been so slow and so lacking. We seem to do better helping people halfway around the world than we do helping people in our own country.
And the only country that I have seen offer to send help is Venezuela? What is up with that? Not that others may not have offered, but the news doesn't seem to have covered it. But how ridiculous is it that the only guy to offer help is one that was recently targetted for assassination by an american religious figure?
Venezuela is not the only country offering help. Canada, at least, is sending aid. Quite frankly, the response in my hometown is quite similar to the response to the tsunami in December. As a country, I know that Canada is sending over 1000 troops on ships to the Gulf of Mexico to assist in disaster relief.
The sympathy of your northern neighbours, at least, goes out to you as it did four years on 9/11, as it did to the people of Indonesia, India, and Thailand on December 27th, and- hopefully- as it will continue to do whenever there is a need.