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Thumbs up How much the world has donated to Tsunami...

... relief appeals.

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My comments:

Australia: Good, and as expected seeing as we're so close.
Japan: Good, and again as expected seeing as they know all about earthquakes and tsunamis.
Germany: Excellent, especially because they don't have anything to do with the region at all except the holidaying tourists from Germany. It really goes to show what a terrific country Germany is and Germans are.
USA: Pathetic, selfish and racist. Too bad those who died were non-whites and more importantly non-Christians.

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thou speakest with fork tongue SamL. Patheric, perhaps, selfish, perhaps, Racist - now that is out of bounds. Who are you to judge if America is racist? if you really wanted to know, you would find out which Americans black/white/and in between gave to the disaster relief.
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No, $35m was selfish and pathetc. $450m is a good start.

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Nothing is pathetic and selfish in this situation. it's not a contest who gives more. every help counts.

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My comments:

Australia: Good, and as expected seeing as we're so close.
Japan: Good, and again as expected seeing as they know all about earthquakes and tsunamis.
Germany: Excellent, especially because they don't have anything to do with the region at all except the holidaying tourists from Germany. It really goes to show what a terrific country Germany is and Germans are.
USA: Pathetic, selfish and racist. Too bad those who died were non-whites and more importantly non-Christians.
could not have said it better myself!!

Australia: MVP
Japan: nihonjin wa fucking kickass desu.
Germany: wow!
USA: fucking greedy bastards these bushies are! and its not like the moneys not there, look how much the bushies spend on that godless operation iraq liberation (O.I.L.) i mean the war for O.I.L. is more important than disaster relief. O.I.L.. god, i hate bush and his ilk. most americans are good people who let greedy evil bastards pillage the treasury to go to hawaii on tax dollars (see 20/20) and let thier sons & duaghters be killed because of this O.I.L. war.
p.s. does n e 1 know how much these donations r per capita?

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Nothing is pathetic and selfish in this situation. it's not a contest who gives more. every help counts.
its not a cost
but as someone living in america it fucking pisses me off that there seems to be a bottomless pit into how much the US gov. will spend to go to war with whomever, but when it comes to saving lives all of a sudden the US gov has to check its budget.

cost of war in iraq: $148,745,200,000 (i couldnt even copy paste the cost from the source page because the number keeps rising so fast)
http://costofwar.com/

its sicking.

"racism is dead, it died when MLK walked on a bridge and freed the slaves. Now we have a socialist Kenyan president who is not an American and if anyone mentions race they are a reverse racist (while racism is dead, reverse racism is alive and well.) #whattheyteachyouatfox"
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But JigglyPuff, you did not go as far as to call America/Americans racist, no?
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I'm talking about the government and people who are in power.

The average American doesn't decide how much money to spend in aid.

I'm talking about people like Bush, Cheney etc... and the Republican Congress.

^^^ They're America right now.

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But JigglyPuff, you did not go as far as to call America/Americans racist, no?
1-i was referring the bushies and their policy of killing brown people at any cost, but giving as little money in relief aid as possible
2-i wasn't saying that America is racist, now that you mention it, it is.
3-i am sure that Americans as individuals will treat a black man lurking in a corner just as suspect as a white man lurking in a corner, LOL. ok maybe the black is seen as just tiny, minute bit more fear-able. but you get the point, but COLLECTIVELY America has some (not all) of the most racist "traditions" and practices in the west. and while individuals don't enact these practices, they vote into office those who do, and maintain systems that they understand to be fundamentally racist, classist and sexist. and even though individuals may hold different personal beliefs then the figure heads, they do support and maintain these racist practices, systems and "traditions". they support them both emotional and financial.

individually: lots of Americans would be ok with a black family moving in next door.
collectively: some of the most racist bastards in the west today. just wrong as shit. i mean everything from the way education is funded k-12, to the way colleges use legacies to keep black students (and poor whites) out of the best schools (44% of those in IVY colleges are legacy students), to the way that those with "ethnic" names have been shown through scientific survey and study to have a MUCH harder time finding work. or the fact that a black woman only makes 60plus cents on the dollar than a white man for the SAME JOB WITH THE SAME EXPERIENCE, EMPLOYER AND THE SAME EDUCATION and yet she has not the legal right to take her employer to court and demand a raise.

these are all just examples, but in all cases the collective has enacted these things outside of the individual, but the individual has the power to force change and refuses to do so. In fact the last example their are a number of bills in place that would give anyone the right to sue an employer if they feel others in the same skills, experience, training ect are being on a different scale. these bills have not been well received, even though all the seek to do is level the paying field.

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It's not a competition!!

Powell has said the US will probably give more but didn't want to release a figure. I think that's fair! That's probably what Bush should have done instead of proudly announcing the US would give 15 million.

Assess the situation first, find out how much is needed, then decide how much you'll give.

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It's not a competition!!

Powell has said the US will probably give more but didn't want to release a figure. I think that's fair! That's probably what Bush should have done instead of proudly announcing the US would give 15 million.

Assess the situation first, find out how much is needed, then decide how much you'll give.
Of course it's not a competition.

But let's say if it were 150,000 white Christians that died. Will the US response be different? That's that question isn't it?

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Nothing is pathetic and selfish in this situation. it's not a contest who gives more. every help counts.
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Of course it's not a competition.

But let's say if it were 150,000 white Christians that died. Will the US response be different? That's that question isn't it?
Is it? I don't think race has got anything to do with this. Now, had their been some interesting business opportunities there, say, a guarantee that Haliburton would get to be in charge of rebuilding it all, I think the amount offered would be a lot higher.

You can also wonder if Sweden would have given so much if there hadn't been so many Swedish victims?

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Is it? I don't think race has got anything to do with this. Now, had their been some interesting business opportunities there, say, a guarantee that Haliburton would get to be in charge of rebuilding it all, I think the amount offered would be a lot higher.

You can also wonder if Sweden would have given so much if there hadn't been so many Swedish victims?
Well money too. I did put in the word "selfish".

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Sam L, you are such a f*cking tool!

You wanna talk about racist???? How about looking at your own f*cking comments???? ....."Too bad those who died were non-whites"???? You don't seem to understand how incredibly offensive statements like that are! BTW, maggot, MANY whites died in the tsunami. What surprises me the most is how NOBODY here seems to call you on that. WTF???

Also, you wanna talk about racism, look at your own country (Australia)! And for that matter, look at ALL of the countries that you praised in your first post! Geez, you're f*cking ignorant!

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