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Postby RugbyD » Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:03 pm

...........but I knew this would happen and it's why I sent nothing:

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050209/D884SG400.html
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Postby BigMusky » Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:56 pm

bastard...

jk, I didnt send anything either because for some reason sending Billions of dollars to a country with a GNP of five dollars did not add up in my mind. We could have bought the country for the ammount of aid that was sent over there.
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Postby Pacman » Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:04 pm

This is an all-too common occurance around the world.

Not much we can do about it, sadly. I wish the United Nations was a stronger and more powerful organization, and could actually help ensure that these kinds of relief efforts are carried out properly.

Sadly, the UN is virtually powerless today, and it has itself to blame for that.

Sorry, I won't get political here... just sad at the lack of help for the victims.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:19 pm

Pacman wrote:This is an all-too common occurance around the world.

Not much we can do about it, sadly. I wish the United Nations was a stronger and more powerful organization, and could actually help ensure that these kinds of relief efforts are carried out properly.

Sadly, the UN is virtually powerless today, and it has itself to blame for that.

Sorry, I won't get political here... just sad at the lack of help for the victims.


yeah - because the UN is a model for doing the right thing. Such a honest and unshakeable group of altruistic individuals should have much more power. ;-7

Im sorry for bringng politics into this too - but thats really really funny to me. With the UN in the middle of the bribery and scandal issues that reach all the way to the top for someone to suggest giving them more power.

I have a better idea - lets not give them more power. ;-D
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Postby Pacman » Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:27 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
Pacman wrote:This is an all-too common occurance around the world.

Not much we can do about it, sadly. I wish the United Nations was a stronger and more powerful organization, and could actually help ensure that these kinds of relief efforts are carried out properly.

Sadly, the UN is virtually powerless today, and it has itself to blame for that.

Sorry, I won't get political here... just sad at the lack of help for the victims.


yeah - because the UN is a model for doing the right thing. Such a honest and unshakeable group of altruistic individuals should have much more power. ;-7

Im sorry for bringng politics into this too - but thats really really funny to me. With the UN in the middle of the bribery and scandal issues that reach all the way to the top for someone to suggest giving them more power.

I have a better idea - lets not give them more power. ;-D



I did a bad job of making my point above. What I meant to express was a desire that there WAS an orginization powerful (AND HONEST) enough to ensure aid makes it to those who need it. (there isn't). I actually held back on my criticism of the UN because I didn't want to get political.

I totally agree, Cornbread, that the UN can't be trusted, and more power to IT would be a tragic mistake. I was speaking idealisticly -- dreaming that such an honest, powerful orginazation existed, and that these poor people would actually be helped.


Good nickname, btw Cornbread -- Cedrick was one of my favorite Celtics, back in the early 80s. ;-D
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:39 pm

That is sadly what happens when any bureaucratic agancy gets involved...not just the UN...the people in need are the ones who get hurt...while the bureaucrats dealing out the goods sleep warm at night... :-P
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:18 pm

Bastard! That was fun! Interesting article thanks
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Postby blankman » Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:34 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
Pacman wrote:This is an all-too common occurance around the world.

Not much we can do about it, sadly. I wish the United Nations was a stronger and more powerful organization, and could actually help ensure that these kinds of relief efforts are carried out properly.

Sadly, the UN is virtually powerless today, and it has itself to blame for that.

Sorry, I won't get political here... just sad at the lack of help for the victims.


yeah - because the UN is a model for doing the right thing. Such a honest and unshakeable group of altruistic individuals should have much more power. ;-7

Im sorry for bringng politics into this too - but thats really really funny to me. With the UN in the middle of the bribery and scandal issues that reach all the way to the top for someone to suggest giving them more power.

I have a better idea - lets not give them more power. ;-D


Couldn't agree more. I would personally go so far as to say the UN should be entirely disbanded.
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Postby Irish » Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:14 pm

LOL, bribery was basically made legal in our government but I don't hear anyone complaining about that.

Politicians are no different here, so let's not be hypocritical.
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Postby RugbyD » Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:31 pm

Irish wrote:LOL, bribery was basically made legal in our government but I don't hear anyone complaining about that.

Politicians are no different here, so let's not be hypocritical.


I could write for hours on the US alone, but this was pure obscenity.
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