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Different countries pledge to Tsunami victims

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Brutus1, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    I saw a blurb on Fox News or CNN which showed ther amount that different countries have pledged to the Tsunami-ravaged countries.

    It listed all the countries and amounts, like Germany 6 Million. Every country pledged at least 1 million or more. The only country that didn't: France. They pledged $135,000. What a friggin joke. Even the hosts were mocking the pledge, by saying it was probably wine that they were pledging.

    Did anyone else see this?
     
  2. martinss01

    martinss01 blissfully stupid

    my rumor mill said the french gave 166k. now thats a big spender :wink:. oh and in related news, some UN asshat called the US "stingy". i guess 35 mill isn't what it used to be... *shrug*

    apparently the UN is backing down:

     
  3. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

  4. martinss01

    martinss01 blissfully stupid

    thats so sick you really have to laugh.
     
  5. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    $35 million will go a very long way in that part of the world...how much did Florida get from the U.N. after all those hurricanes swept through the state??? That's what I thought...
     
  6. martinss01

    martinss01 blissfully stupid

    i think 3 UN representatives chucked... does that count?
     
  7. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    I heard the French are sending a bunch of Brawny to soak up the water.


    What a bunch of fuckers.
     
  8. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    Amazon's collection is now over $5.69 million dollars.
     
  9. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Clar - just say you have Canadian in your blood, not French. That's what I do. Of course, having any french roots means you can comment freely about them.
     
  10. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    We may have had some "data" issues earlier:

    .
     
  11. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Oh boy, a who's more charitable pissing match. This could get intersting.
     
  12. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Indonesia has the largest Muslim population of any country in the world. The fact they suffered over 80,000 fatalities makes which countries give how much aid, and who receives that aid, a very interesting political issue.
     
  13. CoosMeister

    CoosMeister Buckeye Fanatic

    We giving 350 and Japan is giving 500. It looks like a contest but lets hope it continues...these people need as much as they can get.
     
  14. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    Amazon is at $11.7 million. That's just US donations, btw. As Amazon.co.uk has their own count (around $150k last I checked).
     
  15. buckzip

    buckzip Reeking with awesomeness

    It is utterly amazing to me that even though the US is there to help other countries whenever it is needed, we are still hated by so many.


    When we have disasters, does anyone help us?
    Yet, we are called stingy even though we offer more than anyone else.

    What nation is called first when someone needs help?
    Answer, the same nation everyone loves to hate...[​IMG]
     

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