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James T. Kirk Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 08:34 PM
Response to Reply #28
30. I think the US response, including on-site resuce teams was fast.
I think you are mistaken.
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  -Sweden donates more than the US The Sushi Bandit  Jul-30-05 05:03 AM   #0 
  - This is quite normal  ps1074   Jul-30-05 05:16 AM   #1 
  - Of couse the Swedes give more than we do.  cornermouse   Jul-30-05 05:29 AM   #2 
  - Typical Socialist country trying to act like they are better than we are..  Robeson   Jul-30-05 05:35 AM   #3 
  - Sweden (and Denmark): higher taxes, stronger economy  rman   Jul-30-05 05:51 AM   #4 
  - And probably doesn't spend billions upon billions on defense,  Blue State Native   Jul-30-05 10:08 AM   #18 
     - Unfortunately..  KDLarsen   Jul-31-05 08:27 AM   #29 
  - Misleading stat. We gave alot of material aid not just cash. /nt  SouthernDem2004   Jul-30-05 07:02 AM   #5 
  - Yea we were sending old used winter coats by the boatload to Indonesia  NNN0LHI   Jul-30-05 08:43 AM   #10 
  - Better believe it! Also, there were the tons of boxes of stiletto heels  Judi Lynn   Jul-30-05 08:53 AM   #11 
  - I somehow missed this story. Thanks for the catch.  Benhurst   Jul-30-05 09:10 AM   #12 
  - Thanks for posting this story. It seems even worse the second time  Judi Lynn   Jul-30-05 11:34 PM   #27 
  - Well there was the transport using military aircraft, the naval vessels  SouthernDem2004   Jul-30-05 09:15 AM   #13 
  - And We Sent Missionaries Too!  arwalden   Jul-30-05 10:03 AM   #16 
  - In all fairness  Sgent   Jul-30-05 07:09 AM   #6 
  - Probably, But the Europeans donated individiually, also.  neweurope   Jul-30-05 07:17 AM   #7 
  - If i remember correctly, unfortunately the US came out near bottom of both  bennywhale   Jul-30-05 06:25 PM   #20 
  - We come out near the bottom in absolute terms. In relative terms (i.e.,  DuaneBidoux   Jul-30-05 06:34 PM   #23 
  - Stark example of compassionate conservatism hard at work  indepat   Jul-30-05 08:02 AM   #8 
  - * spends it on bombs, guns, and ammo to kill n/t  28erl   Jul-30-05 08:35 AM   #9 
  - I think the US donated more than Sweden.  James T. Kirk   Jul-30-05 09:52 AM   #14 
  - In terms of % of GDP its very stingy. Don't forget Sweden has a population  bennywhale   Jul-30-05 06:29 PM   #21 
  - I believe your stats are wishful. That doesn't take anything away from,  DuaneBidoux   Jul-30-05 06:35 PM   #24 
  - Sweden still respects Royalty, people -- ignoring NGOs is propagandistic  aion   Jul-30-05 10:01 AM   #15 
  - Exactly. People also fawned over Bill Gates during the Dec tsunami incidnt  HypnoToad   Jul-30-05 10:03 AM   #17 
  - This is not late breaking news and the premise is bogus.  James T. Kirk   Jul-30-05 01:31 PM   #19 
  - Yes but Sweden's p[opulation is under 10 million. Its tiny.  bennywhale   Jul-30-05 06:31 PM   #22 
  - Isolationism?  James T. Kirk   Jul-30-05 09:07 PM   #26 
     - Only after global pressure and pressure from the UN  bennywhale   Jul-31-05 08:23 AM   #28 
        - I think the US response, including on-site resuce teams was fast.  James T. Kirk   Jul-31-05 08:34 PM   #30 
           - I think you are mistaken. The response may have been fast by US standards  bennywhale   Aug-01-05 07:21 AM   #31 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-01-05 02:46 PM   #38 
  - you're comparing a country of less than 10 million to a country of 320  DuaneBidoux   Jul-30-05 06:36 PM   #25 
  - Swedes are not as racist as Americans  Barkley   Aug-01-05 07:27 AM   #32 
  - I hate to be picky, but ...  93ncsu   Aug-01-05 07:56 AM   #33 
     - Here is an exhaustive list of donor countries and amounts  RatRacer   Aug-01-05 09:04 AM   #34 
     - I wonder what the comparison is per capita to date.  Pacifist Patriot   Aug-01-05 09:05 AM   #35 
        - Link  RatRacer   Aug-01-05 09:11 AM   #36 
           - Yes, I realize what the OP was arguing.  Pacifist Patriot   Aug-01-05 09:46 AM   #37 

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