When you look at our country. The people in it. The wealth, the poverty, the rhetoric. Sometimes I wonder if there are any people in this country, aside from you lovely people of course, who understand what it means to be a human .
*-80,000- -114,000- More than 140,000 people have lost their lives in East Africa and South Asia*
Our government has promised to aid the east asians suffering from one of the most devastating earthquakes in history by giving -15 Million- 32 Million dollars!? That is absolutely pathetic. “Jan Egeland, U.N. Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, has quite rightly called us out for being *stingy.*”:http://www.washtimes.com/national/20041228-122330-7268r.htm
In other news, “Amazon.com”:http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/ts/my-pay-page/PX3BEL97U9A4I/103-1630758-3699822 is collecting private money’s for the Red Cross relief effort and has already raised over -4 Million- 11 Million dollars. If you can ask private citizens to donate money for relief efforts and the money collected from one organization after 5 days (from 73422 individuals) equals one third of your nations offerings, you know that we should be giving a shit load more to this effort!
Take a little out of our weapons budget if you have to!
So please give. Even $20 can make a huge difference to somebody needing food or water. Visit “Amazon and show our country what compassion looks like.”:http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/ts/my-pay-page/PX3BEL97U9A4I/103-1630758-3699822
5 replies on “Our Pathetic Government”
Hey Ben… the news sites are carrying the following:
After Friday's $350 million pledge from U.S. President George W. Bush, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi announced Saturday that his country would contribute up to $500 million to relief efforts.
Yeah, I think things are getting better in regards to our country and pledging our support. I still am a little unsure why we created a separate entity rather than joining with the UN
Yeah, not sure either. Maybe the whole UN administered Oil for Food program and how it was run?
re: "Take a little out of our weapons budget if you have to!"
Right. Or, take back just a tad of the more than $2 -BILLION- of our money that the U.S. government hands over to Israel's weapons budget each year (and yes, that more than $2 billion just in military aid).
Check posts at diplomadic.blogspot.com to see the good the UN is doing.