2005; worst year ever? (long but worth it!) - Page 3




 
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Boots
 
December 31st, 2004  
chewie_nz
 
well i can only speak for myself;

i was this over whelmed with the world trade center as well. and angry


just as i am now.
December 31st, 2004  
Missileer
 
 
The devastation was horrible and the full extent still unknown. People are working around the clock, not only US but aid teams from many countries that have ready resources. Let's make and execute a plan, then judge how much good has been done and not by which Country brags about doing more than everyone else.
Remember that the resources of the USA are very strained by a full out war unless you missed that fact somewhere along the line. We were attacked and continue to be so pardon the President for trying to keep his Country safe. I think the details of aid are on his agenda but it's hard to drain the swamp when the alligators are gnawing on your butt.
December 31st, 2004  
chewie_nz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missileer
The devastation was horrible and the full extent still unknown. People are working around the clock, not only US but aid teams from many countries that have ready resources. Let's make and execute a plan, then judge how much good has been done and not by which Country brags about doing more than everyone else.
Remember that the resources of the USA are very strained by a full out war unless you missed that fact somewhere along the line. We were attacked and continue to be so pardon the President for trying to keep his Country safe. I think the details of aid are on his agenda but it's hard to drain the swamp when the alligators are gnawing on your butt.
fair enough, good points
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Boots
December 31st, 2004  
Doc.S
 
Hey if you really want to bash something you should not turn against US this time. Our gov the SWE gov is in deep shit at the moment and so is our Foreign minister becuase of her total lack of Empathy except from some crockodile tears. Hundreds of sweeds are stucked on the ilands and 1000 dead but their own words is not enough for this socialist gov. Foreign minister Laila Freivalds went to the Opera after she had heard about this big Sunami disaster togheter with her husband. (Queen ***** of the Century) Mods: sorry but I am not the only swe that is angry. I sincerly hope that SWEDEN once and for all have learned their lesson about how "GOOD our Socialist GOV really is when the fat lady sings", and people really needs help.

I can se a light before me - Socialism - Leftwing - Green party - gone with the wind. There is a god somewhere. I have not seen such devastation since the old war movies from Germany where Allied forces droped bombs over Berlin. And our gov cant believe their eyes or their own citizens, so they send our foreign minister down there to check if it really is as bad as the people are telling them that it is. I am not ashamed to be a swedish citizen today, because I voted against this socialst gov as always. My prayers goes to the locals and all the poor tourist effected by this tsunami and to the brave people who are doing their best to help out with food, clean water, injuries, and comfort.

Cheers:
Doc.S
December 31st, 2004  
DTop
 
 
Chew, you might be interested in this. BTW, I think your original post was nothing more than knee jerk, Bush bashing drivel. It takes a little time to get relief efforts together.

Quote:
UNITED NATIONS Around US$500 million (euro367 million) has been pledged for victims of the quake-tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia, including a US$250 million (euro184 million) commitment from the World Bank, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (search) said Thursday.
Annan told reporters he was "satisfied" with the response by world governments, but stressed that U.N. resources were stretched thin and long-term aid was needed.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,142943,00.html
December 31st, 2004  
chewie_nz
 
fox news? please. i realise now that 35 mill was just a starting point. but with the UK pleging so much more., 35 mill was pathetic.

show me something from BBC, fox news -fair & balanced...not in your nelly

p.s happy new year
December 31st, 2004  
Pete031
 
 
Hey Chewie, Watch what you say about the west man, Canada is one of the leading countries for contributing and delivering foreign aid.
December 31st, 2004  
DTop
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by chewie_nz
fox news? please. i realise now that 35 mill was just a starting point. but with the UK pleging so much more., 35 mill was pathetic.

show me something from BBC, fox news -fair & balanced...not in your nelly

p.s happy new year
What's wrong chew? Can't you tolerate another point of view? The true source of that info was Kofi Anan not Fox News that reported it. But if you really NEED other sources of the same facts, try

http://www.smh.com.au/news/World/Ann...?oneclick=true
or
http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2004/12/30...-tsunami041230
or
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/041230/325/f9fl1.html

All these news sources must be wrong because they don't agree with you?
Give me a break will you?
Now why don't you show us some credible sources for that drivel you posted?
This isn't a bidding auction to see which country can out spend the next. It's relief for victims and that's what should be important and the U.S. will do the right thing for these people, I have no doubt.
December 31st, 2004  
Missileer
 
 
If all that comes of this one upmanship in aid is more help, then I say go for it everyone.
December 31st, 2004  
Jason Bourne
 
actually, chewie, yes fox news is fair an balanced, but i guess you only listen to Al Jazeera.
i bet you also think that the US started the earthquake too huh, right, i bet we have some new weapon, and we made that all happen, right, hell why not just blame the everything on us, right chewie