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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:39 PM
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$100,000?
Edited on Sun Oct-09-05 09:39 PM by Zynx
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4322900.stm

That's all the richest and most powerful nation in the world can give to a nation that has suffered a national disaster on a tremendous scale? I'm embarrassed to be an American.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:40 PM
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1. George could have written a PERSONAL check for that amount.
This is shameful.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 10:00 PM
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22. Very true.
Bill "I didn't know anything" Frist could have given a tiny percent of his ill gotten proceeds from that stock sale for that much.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:42 PM
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That is one thirtieth of one cent per person
Good Lord my high school could almost come up with that kind of money and that is totally pathetic.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:47 PM
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6. I think my high school came up with something like $7,000 for the Tsunami.
That actually might have just been the senior class, which would be something like $20 a person.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:56 PM
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19. We had a contest of money giving but I don't recall the results
My school has a bit under a thousand students and probably gave in the low thousands.
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 11:14 PM
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25. Still better,
Edited on Sun Oct-09-05 11:15 PM by awoke_in_2003
on average, than this little piddly amount we are giving AS A COUNTRY.

On edit: P.S. Sorry about the shouting. Just looked at my last couple posts, and I seem to be getting in to a habit. God, I just want to scream.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:42 PM
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2. Just like the tsunami.
Edited on Sun Oct-09-05 09:43 PM by ocelot
I think he offered a similar amount to Indonesia, then eventually was shamed into giving more -- after a whole bunch of other countries, including some much poorer ones, upped the ante. What a cheap SOB -- what an embarrassment.
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kliljedahl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:43 PM
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3. Ireland pledged $1.2m
:wtf:
:wtf:
:wtf:
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:43 PM
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4. that's what? $5 per victim?
I don't know what to say.
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:46 PM
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5. A little less - the estimates are up to 30,000
but you know that's a third world country. the $ goes so much further there. :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm:
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:48 PM
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8. Like Barbara "Mama Caligula" Bush said about the poor people in NO --
It's working out OK for them because they were poor already.

:puke:
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:49 PM
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9. Hey it might be worth a whopping $300,000 there.
So ten dollars a body. That's what I call American generosity. :sarcasm: :rant:
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:56 PM
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18. 30,000 are dead??!!!?
last time I looked, the toll was at 20,000. Damn. a little over $3 per victim.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:48 PM
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7. Gross, isn't it? If true, this is another embarrassment. nt
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:50 PM
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11. It is true. This is a confirmed fact.
That's all Bush pledged.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:54 PM
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15. I'm watching CNN; they never mentioned a dollar amount,
though I'm familiar with that figure. That's why I was hedging.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:57 PM
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20. I honestly think they didn't mention it because they couldn't believe how
low it was.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 10:03 PM
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23. Actually, for Current News, CNN didn't mention
* in any context at all. Nothing about Rove, Delay, Frist, Plame, nada! Post-Katrina, they're back to distraction, though why they'd want to save the PO(TU)S is beyond me.
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hiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:49 PM
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10. bush is the biggest asshole on earth
The Irish government pledged one million euros ($1.2m) to assist with immediate needs such as food, shelter and other basic requirements.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4322900.stm
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:51 PM
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12. A similar ratio in terms of economic size would have us give $100 million
And I think that is a much more appropriate gesture.
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hiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:53 PM
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14. the bush
always goes very low, maybe we can shame him "again" into doing more.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:52 PM
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13. "Here's our generous offer."
"What, too low? Ireland gave how much? Damn. Okay, well, we can offer you a contract with KBR. I have to warn you, though. They don't work for cheap."
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amitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:54 PM
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16. And have you noticed the pictures...?
I'm noticing plenty of media pictures of dead and wounded from this latest disaster. Yet the media is banned from showing us our war dead, and dead Katrina victims, in the name of 'privacy'. I guess the only dead we're allowed to see, or consider, are the ones our government isn't directly responsible for.
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all.of.me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:55 PM
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17. one MORE reason to be embarrassed....
:eyes: i am not going to show my face anywhere on this planet. ever! if this keeps up......
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:58 PM
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21. Why that is twice what they offered Cuba...but it is still insulting.
especilly after we were offered so much after Katrina. I believe that the poor people of Gaza came up with at least $20,000 out of their own threadbare pockets. SHAME on you George..SHAME, SHAME, SHAME.
Cuba turned down the chump change offer. So should Pakistan.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 10:13 PM
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24. That's amazing that Gaza did that.
They have virtually no money at all and certainly none to spare.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-05 08:38 AM
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26. It was an act of mercy from the people themselves , who, even as
downtroden and oppressed as they are, have managed to preserve their sence of humanity and decency, which is far more than I can say for the admin bottom liners.
The Bush administration and their corporate puppet masters have divorced themselve from their soul. It showed sso clearly, in the early days after Katrina. They just didn't get it. Why was everyone so upset about a few thousand people trapped and starving and dying...THEY DO NOT CARE. They are too soul dead to even notice. It was only when they thought it would tarnish their image that they could muster a semblance of caring through carefully staged photo ops.
And now they respond to another great human tragedy with the same contemptous indifference. Shame, Shame, Shame.
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Balbus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-05 09:33 AM
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27. $100,000 or $50,000,000 - only missed it by a factor of 500
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 12:03 AM
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28. Our response changed, thankfully.
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