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He dd NOT give them preference. THEY are stuck TOO

Posted By: You have no clue on 2005-09-04
In Reply to: If he's such a humanitarian, how come he - sm

My cousin and 3 of her friends are stuck there. If he gave preferential treatment. THEY WOULD BE HOME instead of US worrying about them and not hearing ANYTHING from them.

By the way. They also called ahead before they left here Friday and asked their hotel if it was safe or should they cancel and rebook later. They were told to come on. They would be safe, this was nothing to worry about.

I have read that OTHER tourists were told the same thing when THEY called ahead before the hurricane to see if they should cancel and reschedule.

Get off your high horse and DONT comment on things you know NOTHING ABOUT!

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She is responding to you and you are eating her alive.  Why would she put herself out there to be treated like this if she didnt mean it. 

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Remember we are all "HUMAN." 


A simple google search will give you your answer...I'd give you the answer,
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