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Originally posted by Seekerof Link?
Originally posted by Seekerof Link?
Despite this, the aid and amounts will vary and change and will not be fully up-to-date, as noticed again by your quote.
Personally, all this blow-hard crap on who is giving what is all symantics.
Let's just get the aid and relief there, ASAP!
The European Commission announced Tuesday a further 20 million euros (27 million dollars) in EU aid for disaster-struck south Asia, and suggested an international donors' conference to coordinate efforts.
EU aid commissioner Louis Michel also warned that aid efforts must focus as much on the medium-term rehabilitation phase as immediate emergency efforts, saying it would be a huge mistake to leave a gap between the two stages.
"I really fear that rehabilitation will not happen straight away. It could be catastrophic," he told reporters in Brussels.
Concretely he announced the release of 10 million euros worth for India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while the same amount is earmarked for Indonesia, although it is not yet formally approved due to restrictions by Jakarta on aid.
The EU executive announced an initial three million euros in aid on the day an undersea earthquake off northern Indonesia triggered devastating tidal waves killing over 55,000 people around the Indian Ocean.
Michel, saying he was confident the EU will be the biggest donor to the south Asia relief effort, confirmed that under EU guidelines the commission can release up to 30 million euros in emergency aid.
The $US20 million dollars in new US commitments came atop $US11 million in similar Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance funds approved Monday and $US4 million earmarked for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Mr Ereli said the latest assistance was akin to a line of credit to be disbursed to US missions and humanitarian groups dealing with the tidal waves triggered Sunday by a mammoth earthquake off Indonesia.
In the current poll respondents (American) also overestimated the percentage given by the US of "all of the aid given by wealthy countries to poor countries." The median estimate was 33%. In 1999, the US was responsible for about 16% of all development assistance given by the major industrialized countries, and as a share of GDP gave the lowest amount of all.
1.Actually... before the true extent of the damage has become known you, and people like you, decided that the US was failing the world.
2.Yes... the regional governments are, to some extent, to blame. I read about the earthquake before the tsunami hit. One would imagine that there would be a single person in the government of one of these countries who keeps an eye on seismic activity. And, sorry, but I did not 'demonize' the countries involved. I don't appreciate your reckless histrionics.
3.I see that you still haven't got a clue as to what I was saying on that other thread. I know that you don't really care, anyways... after all, it seems more than apparent that people who share your beliefs are more than happy to spit out kneejerk, prefabricated responses whenever they encounter something they don't understand.
4.Don't respond to me with BS about how I 'demonize' people ever again. Lame sympathy/victim rhetoric might work at gatherings with your friends... but I can see straight through it and expect not to be insulted by seeing pathetic attempts at playing the rhetoric game directed at me.
Please, who are you kidding? There's nothing worse than a guy who starts a fight and then acts like an indignant victim. I suggest you read your own posts... perhaps then you will realize how extreme and ill-timed your kneejerk criticism of the US/Bush has been.
And, so far as that thread about online propaganda goes, if you don't understand that I was complaining about BS that claims the US eats kids or harvests body parts... and if you still decide to act like someone who has been unfairly discriminated against... i see little point in reading anything you write.
Originally posted by Odd
I've been more or less disregarding his posts since the whole **CIVIL WAR WATCH** thing... and of course there's always the "now, i'm not a liberal" disclaimer at the end.
Originally posted by Indigo_Child
You know what, there is no point in actually discussing this. I and many others know very well what you said in that thread. I'll just leave it at that. For now, let's discuss what the topic mandates, and that is US is being stingy.
Um, yes, people do know what I wrote there. People also know that ATS has been flooded with 'US harvesting body parts in Iraq' type stories lately. I think that my reputation, at least among rational people, is 100% intact.
Originally posted by Justmytype
this will proabably piss alot of you off but I say "look elsewhere". Yes, the United States is known for its wealth, but what about all the homeless families here in the United States who live in shelters, who cant find work at a decent amount of pay for them too actually own thier own homes. What about all the famers who have lost thier land from the Goverment purchasing products from other countries. I am truely saddened by what has happened but I will not pay more taxes to assist other countries in thier time of need when I see so many of my brother and sisters (Americans) homeless, jobless, etc. Fix the problems here at home first, then worry about the rest of the world. Remember this.... not all Americans are rich, most live paycheck to paycheck with both Mothers and Fathers working while thier children are neglected by the loss of time between Parents and Children...
Sorry.. Im an American and this is how I feel.