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Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by valve bouncer, May 6, 2008.

  1. valve bouncer

    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    This is f*cking horrifying. The BBC is reporting 22,000 dead, a million homeless. How much do these people have to suffer? Dictatorship, war, the tsunami, now this. Words fail me.
     
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    God hates brown people.
     
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  3. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    The country is begging for help, the world is offering help and the Burmese government is refusing these offers of help.
     
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    DRB unemployed bum

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    No they've been asking for help this time around. However, I'm noticing that a lot of the offers of help have little caveats with them.
     
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    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    Ah. I misread: The Burmese govt is refusing aid from USA.

     
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    We only offered $250k?? Doesn't that seem small considering the scale of this disaster?
     
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    USA offerng $250,000 while the UK offer £5million?

    Add the state of the US currency to that and its quite the slap in the face of Burma.
     
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    were they able to save the burmese mountain tigers in time? hate to render pages 43-48 of the kama sutra for dummies guide obsolete
     
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    well burma obviously doesn't know how to negotiate. they should have pretended to be harboring a couple terrorists, maybe developing a couple wmd's on the side, and we would have sent a bunch of americans into the country to fix it for them!
     
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  10. valve bouncer

    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    In better news, at least this gives Dubya the chance to say "junta" a bit. "Hoonta"....."hoooooooooontaaaaaaaaaaa". The Slorc Hunta. Aaaah I'll miss Dubya like I'd miss a facial tumour.
     
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    where do you dispose of 22,000 people? the major areas are lowlands. either way, it'll give the million homeless something to do. can't have the devil finding work for idle hands.
     
  12. ire

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    Can't they dump them out in the sea?
     
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    The article I originally read really misrepresented what the US was saying in regards to conditions of aid. The US like pretty much other country/aid agency is wanting their disaster assessment teams on the ground to figure out where and how the aid needs to be distributed.
     
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    $250k was the immediately available emergency cash at the embassy, not some low-ball disaster relief fund.

    We're prepared to put a supercarrier off the coast to provide power, water desalinization, and food.
     
  15. valve bouncer

    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    As much as the Bush Hoooonta has dropped the ball in the past, you'd have to put the blame here squarely on the generals in Rangoon for every post cyclone death. About the only thing positive that might come out of this is that it might be the beginning of the end for these bastards.
     
  16. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Maybe if they had some oil...or just pretended to. Or if one of the huntas ruling Henerals threatened GWs Daddy...
     
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    too close to thailand - GIs wouldn't stand a chance
     
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    Oh, look. The UN has suspended disaster relief operations because the junta keeps seizing aid shipments.
     
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    Yeah I just saw that. Pretty gross. I might b***h and moan about the gov. here, but words fail me in actions like that.
     
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    just read that Nargis (cyclone's name) is urdu for "daffodil".

    now "daisy cutter" makes a little more sense.
     
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    MSF is also complaining about administrative hassles and a few tons of medical equipment that were seized.

    The US dropped $3mil in aid and gave another $13mil to the World Food Program. Those cheap, heartless American cowboys...