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Is France "stingy"?

 
 
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 09:22 am
I am willing to believe the worst about France, and I don't even need a good reason. Laughing

The only reports of the $15 million I've seen have been in French newpapers, written in French. I saw a link in a blog that pointed to a different French newspaper than the one Walter provided yesterday.
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 09:26 am
http://www.turkishpress.com/business/news.asp?id=041230125821.ffdz9lnz.xml

Quote:
France has already pledged over 22 million euros (30 million dollars) in aid, a quarter of which through an EU relief package.


Granted, that's the turkish press. Could it be that American papers don't really care how much France has pledged?
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 09:33 am
Quote:
Experts say charities tend to achieve more than government-to-government aid because they involve less bureaucracy, less corruption and closer ties to those in need.

"Private aid tends to be more effective," said Ian Vasquez of the Cato Institute (search). "It gets to the people that it's intended for, it's used generally in ways that help people."

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder returned early from vacation to supervise relief efforts. Germany pledged at least $27 million in aid. France has pledged at least $20 million. As a rule, Europeans rely more on government aid and less on private charities.


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,142878,00.html
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:01 am
So we can all agree that France has promised more than 130,000 dollars.
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JustWonders
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:21 am
Zee Phrench.....zay promise.

Will zay deliver? Zat is zee question, non?
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:22 am
But they still smell bad...
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:23 am
Jess, zat is zee questeeeeone, zee questeeeone for all of zee nashones zat promise.

Which ees, all of zee nashones!!
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JustWonders
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:27 am
LOL, FreeDuck!!

<My hour is about up...how's your time?>
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Francis
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:36 am
Too easy, hem guys!
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:41 am
No offense. Just fun'n
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:41 am
Sorry Francis. Feel free to do a dumb american impression.
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JustWonders
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:46 am
Oops. Pardonez-moi, aussi, si'l vous plais. Embarrassed
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Francis
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:48 am
We also have some jokes about americans.. :wink: Laughing
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:50 am
tell them!

And, as to the topic at hand. I think we're all being stingy. SE Asia should get what it needs from us and we should just cough up the damned money. 35 million in a pittance from us.
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Francis
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:54 am
Good point, littlek, we are all stingy!
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:54 am
http://boortz.com/images/bin_laden_shirt.jpg

See the t-shirt the man is wearing as he watches a strecher being carried by? This is probably a tsunami victim who will be screaming for more aid from America as the tragedy unfolds.

link
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:57 am
What's your point, McG.
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:58 am
Slow down McG. You don't know that it doesn't read "I'm an A$$hole!" below the photo.
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 10:59 am
Allthough, how that guy would know I'm an a$$hole, I have no idea. Shocked
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Francis
 
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Reply Thu 30 Dec, 2004 11:04 am
There's allways people trying to expose their views and confusing people.
Think of the religion of this people, their poverty..
Maybe this man was given this t-shirt and he is glad to have one even not knowing the meaning of it.
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