Re: A Worthwhile Gesture - Let's do it some more
> 1 Jan 2001 - 20,000 people in India die
> in an Earthquake.
anuary 26th actually, and the US was the first to offer aid and 5 million in funds. Our Soldiers were there with medical aid and helping to setup tent cities.
> No banner-free day? Are we so much more
> important that we get a no-banner day
> and they don't?
> Let's try not to lose sight of the world
> beyond our doorstep.
Indeed, and I'm not picking a fight, just thought I'd respond to that.
Re: What are we going to do for people who die all the time in Rwanda, Bengladesh, PNG and elsewhere
% America has always done things that
> suites them. Never
> anything to help anyone else - yet they
> have called for the
> world to help them in their "war on
You are aware that the United States has never initiated a war, correct? WWI,WWII,Vietnam, Korea and yes even the Persian Gulf. All conflicts where our help was requested. You can argue all day long, but then history doesn't lie.
> America doesnt remember the victims of
> the Atom Bomb
> THEY dropped on Japan - just to make a
Actually, your half wrong. For the most part, most americans don't remember that, I'll grant you that. Of course, one could argue that it was justified, because we were at war, and Japan killed US civillians without a second thought, which is what initiated the war between us and japan. Fortunately, and rather soon after the big one, we began to aid Japan in rebuilding, and now they depend on us and our economy.
> America doesnt remember the
> victims of American owned capitalist
Small fact: More than half the 'capitalists' in America, aren't American by birth, and were wealthy before they came here.
> doesnt remember the victims of drought
> and flooding caused
> by global warming (most of which is a
> result of pollution
> generated in the US)..
You mean like Somolia, Brazil, Chile, Haiti, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq and more than 100 more countries which the US has givin aid to in the past? Remember Chernobyl? During the Cold War, and we still gave them aid. Oh, not to mention we're responsible for most of the international laws banning toxic chemical dumping. Earth Day ring a bell, yah, we started that.
> You say that OSDN is making a financial
> sacrifice on
> Hah, my ass they are. OSDN just see a
> cheap way to become
> 'better commercial citizen', gain more
> customers and such..
> And "sacrificing" a days worth of
> advertising, no worries to
Agreed, because this is symbolic, if they really wanted to show emotion they would have left the ads but donated the revenue.
> I hope, when America declares war on
> that you go to fight. I hope that you
> see first hand the pain
> and suffering that America's war causes
I'm afraid your mistaken again, we aren't the reason Iraq is a third world country, you can blame their leadership for that. We have offered aid to the Iraqi people in the past, and we still do actually. So, uh, care to try stating anything else you know nothing about?