The generosity of Americans

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    Watch this donation counter for disaster relief in Asia as it clocks up to its first million. It's growing at 100k every few minutes.

    http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/ts/my-pay-page/PX3BEL97U9A4I/002-7199653-3876068

    Remember how they called our governments first 15 million stingy!

    (Hey all you oil rich Muslims, how about poneying up for your own?)

    And then understand these are private donations from individual citizens through just one source alone.

    Americans are the most generous people on the Earth. :salute:
     
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    hey send this link to whats his name. then he can insult the american people as well as the government
     
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    i have a question about that site. when i refresh it, it says something lower, then refresh it again and it says higher, then lower then higher... wtf
     
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    I noticed the same thing, but I'd trust the higher numbers, which are building consistently.

    FYI, since I first posted here tonight, the paid donations to the American Red Cross, the bulk of which are from American citizens, have risen to $809,627.00.

    So over the course of a few hours the total will break 1,000,000 by this evening.

    Damn that makes me proud.
     
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    :thewave:

    My suggestion for Drudge.com for the Thursday AM update:

    Consider that other various governments have already been exceeded by the generosity of solely online contributors in the course of a single evening.

    And as news spreads over tomorrow and more contribute through what is still just the Amazon.com website, I expect the sum total contributed to what is again, the AMERICAN Red Cross (and NOT the International Red Cross) to exceed that of all but a few of the government entities on this list:

    http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=40128


     
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    Not a surprise to me. This supposed war loving,lazy nation always comes through and always comes through with the most. Even after the bashing,the American people always manage to step up and do the right thing. Sure we all know we are the richest nation,and should step up. But it's still hard knowing that soon someone will say that it's "stingy" or just not good enough. In the end,the U.S. will pay for the majority of the damage and I believe we are a better country because of that. We are always there to give-that's what makes us so great!! God Bless the U.S.!

    :salute: :salute: :salute:
     
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    very true but I'd love to hear the whiners get an official tongue lashing for being so arrogant and anti-American!
     
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    Oh-me too!!! I saw that the guy calling us "stingy" was right back out yesterday to call it misinterpretation. He was probably afraid of backlash. I wonder if he has given anything yet. :rolleyes: Like KarlMarx said in another thread-I wonder if the U.N. will hand over any of that Oil For Food money?!!!!
     
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    My reply to UN would be:

    "And how much aid did you send to the residents of Florida after they were hit with 4 hurricanes in a month"?

    :mad:
     
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    It's sad how instead of growing up,the rest of the world insists in viewing the US as parents. We never do enough-we never do the right thing--we always cause problems. Time to kick the kids out of the house and tell em to get a frickin job! :chains:
     
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