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    Re: Many children taken by Americans not orphans

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    that's just silly. why would i have loyalty to people who might be criminals? their story seems a little suspicious to me.
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    Re: Many children taken by Americans not orphans

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I believe they are being over zealous,they should wait until everything settles down and see if these childrens parents are alive first before wanting to rush them off to some orphanage and get the permission of the government. Better yet they should open a orphanage down in Haiti(just nothing over two stories high) and appeal churches in the US to donate food and other things to help the kids out.

    .Whether or not there are ulterior motives time will have to tell.IF these people are not who they say they are and turn out to be sex traffickers,slavers or something else just as worse then they should be executed
    you have to read the story....some of the parents ARE alive, no question about that.

    and there is no orphanage in the DR, just a hotel?

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Many children taken by Americans not orphans

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Our military shouldnt be there in the first place

    Pray tell whos side where you on back in the 90s when Signapore arrested that US kid for being a vandal and Signapore beat him with a cane.
    I may be naive in this case, but I'm usually with the American's until I know everything.
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    Re: Many children taken by Americans not orphans

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Yeah! Have some loyalty to your fellow Americans and the American way of life... bribe the s**t out of them!
    If this were a movie those people with the bus would be the heroes of the story.
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    Re: Many children taken by Americans not orphans

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn Monroe View Post
    If this were a movie those people with the bus would be the heroes of the story.
    no, they wouldn't. much more is coming out about this woman and her ventures.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Many children taken by Americans not orphans

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Yeah! Have some loyalty to your fellow Americans and the American way of life... bribe the s**t out of them!
    Why dis the American's? Bribery is the name of the game in Haiti. Have you read their history? The people there have suffered an awful lot. It's a shame really and truly.
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    Re: Many children taken by Americans not orphans

    Quote Originally Posted by NiteGuy View Post
    Release the missionaries, if you must. They were most likely unwitting accomplices of this woman. But Silsby appears to be nothing more than a con-artist and crook. She needs to take the brunt of whatever legal action that Haiti decides is appropriate.
    Excellent post ..well said.

    I tend to agree with your assessment. Silsby looks like the real crook here. What a mess.

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    Re: Many children taken by Americans not orphans

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    Excellent post ..well said.

    I tend to agree with your assessment. Silsby looks like the real crook here. What a mess.
    Or the perfect scapegoat for the rest of them
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    Re: Many children taken by Americans not orphans

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn Monroe View Post
    If this were a movie those people with the bus would be the heroes of the story.
    I guess that movie would have to be a Hollywood production.
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    Re: Many children taken by Americans not orphans

    Most of the children appear to be from Callebas. Parents there told The Associated Press they surrendered their children on Jan. 28, two days after a local orphanage worker acting on behalf of the Baptists convened nearly the entire village of about 500 people on a dirt soccer pitch to present the Americans' offer.

    The orphanage worker, Issac Adrien, said he told the villagers their children would be educated at a home in the Dominican Republic so that they might eventually return to take care of their families.

    Many parents jumped at the offer. The village school had collapsed and their homes were destroyed in Haiti's catastrophic Jan. 12 quake, and they had no money to feed the children, they said.


    "It's only because the bus was full that more children didn't go," said Melanie Augustin, a 58-year-old who gave her 10-year-old daughter, Jovin, to the Americans. Ironically, Augustin had adopted Jovin because her birth parents couldn't afford to care for her.

    Adrien said he brought the Americans to the village after meeting their leader, Laura Silsby of Boise, Idaho, at a school in Port-au-Prince two days earlier.

    Silsby said she was looking for homeless children, Adrien said, adding that he went that very day to talk to the parents in Callebas.
    So the kids were abandoned and given up by their parents. That obviously makes what the missionaries did wrong. The condemnation of liberals on this issue is quite contrary to the principles I believe Liberalism stands for.
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