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Old 01-04-05, 11:41 AM
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Doesn't matter what the U.S. does or how much we donate - we will always be seen as stingy, wrong, and somehow the underlying cause of it all.
Just stop it.

so tiresome.
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De Silva gave few details of the case of the gang-raped 17-year-old girl, which occurred in the area of Galle on the southern coast but not in a refugee centre. Hours after being washed ashore and left orphaned and homeless, she was raped by six men, he said.

Since Friday, two other cases of suspected abuse of children were reported, including one by a man who attempted to molest his granddaughter, de Silva said.
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I forgot which newspaper... maybe a chinese one but he donated $25k. I wouldn't call that a lot for a celebrity.
After the Triads take their cut his paychecks aren't that big.

Anyway, that's a lot of money. A lot of good will come of a donation of that size.
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Old 01-04-05, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by brizz
Just stop it.

so tiresome.
But so true. Make it stop being the case and i'll stop mentioning it. Until then, you're going to have to live with the reality.
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Originally Posted by Myster X
Sandra Bullock donated 1 million. The EU, with a population size equals the US donated 35 million, heard this on Joe Scarborough last night. Who's being stingy now?
The EU has upped their contribution to 240 million Euros (a bit over $300 million US). That's about equivalent to the US contribution based on GDP. I'm not sure how European private contributions compare to American private donations, which have been quite generous.

Good to see that the EU has stepped up and contributed.
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I hope this doesn't turn into a competition. I mean, it would be nice if more money was donated out of competitiveness but it does seem kind of stupid to constantly compare who gave what.
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Originally Posted by Gil Jawetz
I hope this doesn't turn into a competition. I mean, it would be nice if more money was donated out of competitiveness but it does seem kind of stupid to constantly compare who gave what.
I don't think it will. I think there was a lot of wait-and-see going on by lots of countries. At first, it was so hard to tell exactly where was worst hit and what supplies would be needed.. I think in the aftermath it's becoming more obvious and that makes allocating the money easier
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I agree.

Listen to General Zod.

Rub up against DVD Polizei.
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Originally Posted by General Zod
But so true. Make it stop being the case and i'll stop mentioning it. Until then, you're going to have to live with the reality.

No, I think you need a little dose of reality. The only criticisms of the US have been domestic and pretty few and far between...the vast majority of this sentiment exists only in the minds of people like you who can't seem to let this persecution complex go. This is neither the time nor the place for such crap.
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Peace guys. Or else members will secretly e-mail Mods to shut you both down.
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drudge is reporting that private US donations have topped $200 million
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Apparently, NBC Nightly News was reporting that a leading Egyptian Newpaper is concluding that the Tsunami was a result of underwater American, Israeli or Indian nuclear tests.

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Apparently, NBC Nightly News was reporting that a leading Egyptian Newpaper is concluding that the Tsunami was a result of underwater American, Israeli or Indian nuclear tests.


Is Save Ferris the reporter?
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Israel brings 80 tons of tsunami aid to Indonesia

Foreign Ministry director general Ron Prosor met Tuesday with senior Indonesian officials after an El Al plane landed in Indonesia for the first time in the company's history, delivering 80 tons of emergency supplies to tsunami victims.

The visit came despite the absence of formal diplomatic relations between Israel and Indonesia, a predominantly Muslim country.

Prosor delivered a condolence letter from Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, who has instructed Israel to provide aid to all countries affected by the December 26 earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 150,000 people across southern Asia.

"We have been arranging this flight for a week," the plane's captain said from Indonesia. "We have been very excited, considering that this destination is not usually visited by Israeli planes."

The El Al flight was arranged with the help of the Indonesian Foreign Ministry.

The most recent state visit to Indonesia was made in 2000 by then-minister of regional development, Shimon Peres. Former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin also visited the country, in 1993.

The plane's passengers included two captains, two first officers, two flight engineers, a mechanic, a ground operations controller in charge of the plane's cargo, security personnel, and several state escorts.

The aircraft had touched down the previous night in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, where it unloaded 15 tons of supplies, also for tsunami relief.
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