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Americans doing alot to help disaster victims

post #1 of 11
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For those who have missed it:

The Bush administration has already pledged $350m in aid. Private donations have also flooded in, with the American Red Cross receiving $79.2m (£41.4m).


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4143459.stm






President George W Bush and two of his predecessors, Bill Clinton and George Bush Senior, have called on Americans to aid the Asian tsunami's victims.
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post #2 of 11
I already donated what I could.
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Good for you. So did I.
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The most my wife and I could donate to Unicef, Red Cross and ReliefWeb. We wish it could've been more.
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post #5 of 11
I donated to the Red Cross. It's hard to know how much of the money you donate actually goes toward helping people. I've looked for numbers on UN organizations and haven't been able to find any.

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I didn't know George Bush Senior was fit to make a public appearance.
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If I hear another Republican say how generous the American people are I'm going to puke.

Besides being a red herring, (it was governments, not people that was inferred as being stingy) it is crass to constantly say how generous you are.

Ok, so we're generous . Can't we be humble at the same time?

Besides this "stingy" shit was just a convenient way to get all the usual people in a anti-U.N. anti-France/E.U. tizzy. Booorrrring!
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was just a convenient way to get all the usual people in a anti-U.N. anti-France/E.U. tizzy.

So an Official at the UN tried to stir up anti-UN sentiment? That makes no sense.
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So an Official at the UN tried to stir up anti-UN sentiment? That makes no sense.

Follow the bouncing ball...

The Republicans and ilk....made a big deal out of this "stingy" comment...to bash their usual enemies and stir up mock outrage.

Now, here's where someone assumes I am agreeing with the "stingy" comment. No. That too, was a stupid thing to bring up. Wrong time. Neither side should use this to get their digs in if it might at all effects rapid action and aid.

The dude backtracked/apologized, however insincerely, yet the right won't frigging drop it.
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post #10 of 11
Many people around the world give a lof of money to help.

This is good new.
The sad new is that it will not be sufficiant to fix all the problems, but it will save many lives.

It's good that the Bush admin, is trying to do it's best.
Now it will be pityfull if donations would become a sort of competition between people or nations. The important point is to help.
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Agreed p-doc. No intent to turn it into a competition.
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