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Jennifer Lynn
I know people want to move on and are sick of hearing about Katrina... 
5th-Sep-2005 10:10 am
dear lj...
I'm posting this publicly so anyone can view it.

I was watching Larry King the other night about the Hurricane and Celine Dion was on there. Anyone see that? She had donated 1 million dollars to Red Cross and she was there to talk about it. But she didn't want to.

She's screaming and crying at Larry that the response to this Hurricane disaster has been absolutely unacceptable. She said that the U.S. has enough money to fight wars and kill people, but now there are STILL people trapped in New Orleans with NO food and water.

I was never a big fan of Celine, but this gave me a whole new perspective of her. And she's exactly right.



There's a quick ad before it and then it takes a couple minutes to load. It'll start up. Just be patient. Be prepared to get teary eyed.

http://www.cnn.com/video/player/player.html?url=/video/bestoftv/2005/09/03/lkl.celine.dion.cnn





Yes, we gave $1 million but what we expect, what I want to look like the rest of the world, I open the television there's people still there waiting to be rescued and for me it's not acceptable. I know there's reasons for it. I'm sorry to say I'm being rude but I don't want to hear those reasons.

You know, some people are stealing and they're making a big deal out of it. Oh, they're stealing 20 pair of jeans or they're stealing television sets. Who cares? They're not going to go too far with it. Maybe those people are so poor, some of the people who do that they're so poor they've never touched anything in their lives. Let them touch those things for once.

The main thing right now it's not the people who are stealing. It's the people who are left there and they're watching helicopters flying over their heads and they're praying. How come it's so easy to send planes in another country to kill everyone in a second, to destroy lives?

We need to serve our country and for me to serve our country is to be there right now to rescue the rest of the people. We need the cash. We need the blood. We need the support. Right now we need the prayers.

You know when I was hearing a couple of days ago that these things are not reachable it's too full of water, maybe I'm too much like my -- I'm not thinking with my head. I'm talking with my heart. Nobody can open any roofs? The helicopters flying in take two people at a time, take a kayak. Go into those walls.

There's kids being raped at night. They hear gunshots, big guns, what's that? Those people are praying. They're walking. They're like this, hello, do you see us? We're still alive but we're dying. It's terrible.

I do not want to talk to you about money.

I understand it. I understand it's very important because eventually they will need that money but it's just very frustrating that Franco and (INAUDIBLE) and me oh $1 million. This is one thing.

In three months, in six months they will need that money. Right now they're praying for water so we need to send them the water. They don't care about my check. So, it's just frustrating because in our part of the world we're trying our best and we're expecting those people -- I'm sorry.

Comments 
5th-Sep-2005 03:00 pm (UTC)
mwhaha... that was awesome. i love her for that. thats basically everything i've been thinking the past couple days.
5th-Sep-2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
Wow, go Celine! Not a big fan but she has hit the issue exactly on the nail head. It's nice to see a celeb not needing praise for their donation too.
5th-Sep-2005 08:43 pm (UTC)
whats this "our country" she's talkin about. HEY CELINE; vous avez Canadienne!!~
6th-Sep-2005 04:19 am (UTC)
doesnt she have bi-citizenship or whatever thats called?
5th-Sep-2005 09:34 pm (UTC)
she's very right. even tho i hate her. bush is totally handling the situation wrong. he is so in over his head, he's relying on everyone else to fix it..leading to no substantial thing being done. Its terrible. as a country prone to hurricanes you'd think there'd be a proper safety or emergency plan. We are like meters below sealevel, hence..we know we are vulnerable to water disasters. the whole country could flood, and they'd have it sustained and proper help within a week. the thing in new orleans is just..scary, people on their roofs for like 3/4 days..i mean, its called boats and choppers george, might be handy to, you know send everyting you got. i'm pretty sure the country would survive a couple of days without protection.
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