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Asia Quake Death Toll Up To 79,000  
User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

The death toll is up to 79,000. This is pretty horrible, they're not getting the attention that they need from both the rest of the world and the media.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4965929


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User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1198 times:

Quoting Tbar220 (Thread starter):
they're not getting the attention that they need from both the rest of the world and the media.

It seems that after all the natural disasters we have had recently, there is finally some donor-fatigue setting in, as people want to hear some positive news once in a while (unfortunately they wont get these by focusing on US domestic policy, inflation or the stock market either)


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6461 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1177 times:

If only there had been a few hundred foreign tourists in that country, then the situation would have been entirely different.

Kashmir could maybe be a wonderful tourist resort. But as a 50 years old war zone between two nuke countries...

The rich world's stock of emergency equipment has been used up by the Tsunami, Sudan war, Katrina and such, and they wait for a new fiscal year 2006 to get funding released for building up stocks again. In the meantime thousands of people may suffer or die because the outside world didn't react in time.

And now Wilma is threatening. Wilma gets a lot more press attention here than the earth quake.

I think that HAJFlyer is absolutely right. Donor fatigue has set in.



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Too busy focusing on that pissing bird flu just now!  Yeah sure

User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

Ugh, don't even get me started on the avian flu. On last weeks Science Friday with Ira Flato (sp?), the Director of Infectious Disease Research and Policy basically said that its no longer a question of IF there will be a flu pandemic, but when it will happen. And apparently that seems to be the consesus among most scientists investigating it. Will the world be ready to handle it after the Tsunami, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Flooding, etc. etc. etc. Are we too drained from those?

And all the U.S. is talking about is military quarantine, that frightens me.



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User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1151 times:

If Pakistan was an Oil producing company , The US would do more.

PIA777



GO CUBS!!
User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4683 posts, RR: 47
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

I'm too busy taking care of my own damn self!

Signed,

Me, An American



"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1125 times:

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 6):
I'm too busy taking care of my own damn self!

Signed,

Me, An American

good for you  sarcastic , but there are others, including Americans like me who care about what's happening (and donating) to Pakistan...



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineB744F From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

Just think, the government is pulling back on funding for the Katrina disaster.

That's what happens when your only funding comes from speculation and is tied up in the pockets and back accounts of the top 10% of the wealthiest country in the world and its corporations.

Just wait until the next tragedy happens in the US, or something to do with the oil supply, probably an attack in Saudi Arabia. Can you say, worldwide economic disaster?

That's what happens when we put the "me first" attitude above morals as Americans has been doing for generations

[Edited 2005-10-21 21:54:05]

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