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  1. Oct 9, 2005 #1

    Come on Bush! $100,000 from the biggest ecconomy in the world. I hope this is just the tip of the icebergh as international aid goes...
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  3. Oct 10, 2005 #2


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    Anyone want to guess how much Pakistan and India gave the US in response to Katrina ?

    <<$1 million and $5 milion, respectively. >>

    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=3241 [Broken]
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  4. Oct 10, 2005 #3
    Canada offered 300 thousand
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/cpress/20051009/ca_pr_on_na/south_asia_quake_cda_2 [Broken]
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  5. Oct 10, 2005 #4


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    The US amount was, last I heard, significantly raised above the initial 100.000.
    Perhaps I'm wrong on this?

    Ah, yes; US offers aid of various types up to the worth of 50 million dollars.
    [PLAIN]http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/10/10/quake.us.response/index.html[/URL] [Broken]
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  6. Oct 10, 2005 #5
    Good... well getting there at least
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  7. Oct 11, 2005 #6
    So Pakistan gave the US $1 million for Katrina, plus doctors and supplies.

    As of this morning, the US gave Pakistan $50 million, plus they lent 8 helicopters.

    I wonder what the discrepancy is when adjusted for population and GDP.
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  8. Oct 11, 2005 #7
    So, how much to you require from the evil US superpower? :bugeye:
  9. Oct 11, 2005 #8
    People throughout the world recognize that the US has good points and bad points. People throughout the world would like to see the bad points diminish and the good points blossom.
  10. Oct 11, 2005 #9
    I don't believe that is true at all. Show me the proof that everyone in the world wants to see the good points blossom and the bad points diminished.
  11. Oct 11, 2005 #10
    He's got a point. I see in these forums that people want to see the bad points exploited more than anything else.
  12. Oct 11, 2005 #11


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    The US GDP is about 35 times that of Pakistan (approx 12 trillion vs 350 billion).
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  14. Oct 11, 2005 #13
    I didn't mean everybody. I meant you can find people everywhere ("throughout the world") that recognize the good and the bad in America; the point was that there was nothing inconsistent in Anttech's comment, at all.
  15. Oct 11, 2005 #14
    hmm kuwait has given has $100m :bugeyes:
  16. Oct 11, 2005 #15
    And I don't believe that is true. I think it is just an appeal to emotion so please show me some proof.
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