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Submitted by Gordon Weare (New Zealand), Jan 17, 2010 at 15:58

The media forgets a murder, because right now, the media has a juicy morsel of hyperdrama. The BBC is swiftly there drooling & salivating in.. Haiti. That notoriously corrupt, lawless island. The aid can't get by due to the mass of bodies piled up in the roads. No one had bothered to bury them. And so the BBC Pontificates again, full of 'Mandela-Geldorf Syndrome' - "Come on American Tax Payers" dig deep into your bottomless pockets again & again - and what thanks does America get out of any of this ? Haiti needs medical attention - AND SO DO AMERICANS !

USA doles out $.billions in patronising aid to the most dreadful of nations. USA has major advances in the medical field, and yet many of its own people seriously need medical attention immediately - Obama said so himself. I personally agree. Charity begins at home. As a medic myself, it is illegal for me to pass by an emergency scene in the street, as I have the knowledge, to turn a blind eye and pass by is a criminal offence in my country. In USA ?

I am surprised to see some Americans totally disagree with me, they seemed the last persons I thought would back the present, inadequate, 'failing health system of the American people' - a nation whose charity and generosity in the entire history of this rotten planet, no other nation will ever exceed. It seems the gooder you are the more hated you become ? Yes it appears to be the case. God bless America for blessing other nations when the need arose - Please bless your own needy citizens first & foremost.. please..

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