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  • 07/27/2011, 02:15AM ET

Call for Help

Sabih (102-48-19) vs (KMac) Lame Sauce (49-53-7)
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By now, I am sure most of you heard about the famine in Somalia. Millions are in need in an already war-torn region.

Please help with what you can!

If you live in the United States, text ???AID??? to 27722 to donate $10;

If you Live in Canada please text ???RELIEF??? to 45678 to Donate $5;

If you live in United Kingdom text ???AID??? to 70303 to donate ??3.


Keeping this up until the end.

Personally, I would rather have military go in and deliver the food and supplies, but our military is spread way too thin. Let's have someone like Russia, China, or France step up to the plate and take care of it. They act like they want to be one of the big boys of the world, so let them show how much they care. They want to be called part of the U.N. so here's there chance to show the rest of the world that they really care.

Cuz let's face it, you can't just send the Red Cross into Somalia unless they're armed to the teeth. It's like sending aid to North Korea, the citizens will never get it, it will go straight to the army. Same with Somolia... the pirates and warlords will take all of it and leave nothing for everyone else.

But by all means, donate. Don't get me wrong, it's a good cause and you should help them, but the way the help gets to them needs to be fixed.


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Help people yo


Sorry, I have been busy past couple of days.

I understand there are concerns regarding the decades of instability in the region but if the world turns their back on them, you will only make the situation worse .

I urge everyone to help. I know there are plenty of worthy causes in our own backyards that need attention.

My whole purpose is to raise awareness.


zoos are cool so you should help people.

July 27, 2011  02:18 AM ET

Its supposed to be "AID" in US, "RELIEF" in Canada and "AID" in UK.

July 27, 2011  02:26 AM ET

A very good message and well thought out. But let's not forget our own jobless/homeless starving Citizens in our own backyards throughout the States and Canada.

http://www.shelterforthehomeless.org/

http://www.nationalhomeless.org/

http://www.nchv.org/

http://www.jobshavepriority.org/

If we can't help our own people here at home than how can we provide help for those abroad? Let's do both....

July 27, 2011  02:33 AM ET

I would much, much rather help the United States prosper as a nation and help the people that live here than help another country with their struggles. But I do what I can to help the American people with their struggles. I am always willing to help people, though, so I'll gladly send a text.

July 27, 2011  02:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I would much, much rather help the United States prosper as a nation and help the people that live here than help another country with their struggles. But I do what I can to help the American people with their struggles. I am always willing to help people, though, so I'll gladly send a text.

With all do respect to the cause presented, I agree. If this country keeps going down this path, we won't be here anymore to bail everybody else out.

July 27, 2011  02:55 AM ET

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July 27, 2011  03:07 AM ET

It was a direct challenge.

July 27, 2011  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

With all do respect to the cause presented, I agree. If this country keeps going down this path, we won't be here anymore to bail everybody else out.

This.

July 27, 2011  01:00 PM ET

Food is a weapon of war in Somalia, aid is kept from those out of power and siphoned off by those in power.

July 27, 2011  01:30 PM ET
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Food is a weapon of war in Somalia, aid is kept from those out of power and siphoned off by those in power.

And that.

July 27, 2011  01:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I would much, much rather help the United States prosper as a nation and help the people that live here than help another country with their struggles. But I do what I can to help the American people with their struggles. I am always willing to help people, though, so I'll gladly send a text.

Great, then you won't mind paying extra taxes then here right? Maybe if enough of us get together we can over come this "never raise taxes on millionaires EVER" stance by a certain group of people in congress.

July 27, 2011  03:25 PM ET

Good info.

July 27, 2011  03:52 PM ET
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Great, then you won't mind paying extra taxes then here right? Maybe if enough of us get together we can over come this "never raise taxes on millionaires EVER" stance by a certain group of people in congress.

What would that have to do with helping the people in need here, like the homeless? Or the hungry? Just because the United States raises taxes on millionaires, doesn't mean that it's going to be used to help the homeless or the hungry.

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July 27, 2011  05:46 PM ET

A worthy cause, Sabeeh. Thanks for letting us know.

July 27, 2011  06:11 PM ET

Nothing against Somalia, but aid can't get through properly. Just like in 1993, terrorist and now even pirates either hijack the aid trucks or tax them an incredibly high amount. Aid can't get to those who need it.

And due to UN Policy, UN soliders can't fire their weapons or do anything to protect the convoys.

So unless the US marines or NATO or someone goes in to take out the terrorist (which would be impossible, due to the same reasons as what happened during the famous 'Black Hawk Down' mission, and since everyone in Somailia has a gun, and Somalians don't like international intervention in their country).

I'm not saying don't donate, but giving money to say Kenya (which is also going through a famine and is getting a huge amount of Somalian refugees) might be a better idea, and more of your money will make it to the people that need it, and less out of terrorist hands.

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July 29, 2011  03:27 AM ET
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It was a direct challenge.

FN Challenges you....

Donate, please.

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