[lit-ideas] Re: Priorities

  • From: "Veronica Caley" <vcaley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 17:02:43 -0500

Thank you.

Veronica


> [Original Message]
> From: Judy Evans <judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: 12/29/2004 2:35:51 PM
> Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Priorities
>
> Donations -- I see the NYT has a list, with links
>
> Judy
>
> Wednesday, December 29, 2004, 7:14:57 PM, you wrote:
>
> JE> Wednesday, December 29, 2004, 6:29:36 PM, Veronica Caley wrote:
>
> VC>> I read several of these articles including the one you cite.  This
news
> VC>> source does not seem to be anything like an objective news outlet,
but
> VC>> rather another arm of right wing propaganda machine, therefore I
give i=
> JE> t no
> VC>> credence.
>
> JE> Thank you, Veronica; I have now looked at the site more closely -- yes
> JE> -- at first very sleepy glance I thought I was looking at a standard
> JE> news site...
>
> VC>> Re the UN comment, out of order and undiplomatic.
>
> JE> I think it's worth looking at what Jan Egeland actually said:
>
> >>The second stage is for medium and long term help. The UN is holding
> >> a conference next month to discuss the next steps following
> >> this disaster. Already the UN's emergency co-coordinator
> >>  Jan Egeland has said this might be the worst natural disaster ever.
> >> That implies the need for unusually large contributions.
>
> >>He is also complaining that rich countries are not giving enough to the
> >> poor anyway. "It is beyond me why we are so stingy. Really. Christmas
> >> time should remind many Western countries at least, how rich we have
beco=
> JE> me," he said.
>
> >>"There are several donors who are less generous than before in a
growing w=
> JE> orld economy."
>
> >>He suggested that governments "believe that they are really burdening
> >>the taxpayers too much, and the taxpayers want to give less.
> >> It's not true. They want to give more."
>
> JE> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4130127.stm
>
> VC>>  Concerning how much US
> VC>> government will contribute to Asian relief?  Who knows?  Mr. Bush's
tac=
> JE> tic
> VC>> for several years is to mandate programs, offer money to pay for it
and
> VC>> then greatly reduce it. =20
>
>
> JE> I think perhaps I'd best be no comment... -- I do have a plea. Both
> JE> the US and the UK rely on citizens giving money (of course Bush has
> JE> actually admitted this) but that shouldn;t stop peopke who feel they
> JE> can give something, doing so. Our Disasters' Emergency Committee,
> JE> having raised more than =A340 million for the Sudan, has now launched
a
> JE> Tsunami Appeal. They already have $5 million - since yesterday and the
> JE> appeal hasn't really started -- but, well, the more the better.
> JE> Their web page is a bit shaky at the moment (they've had to change it
fast)
> JE> and I think a lot of people are trying to access it -- still, here it
is:
>
>
> JE> http://www.dec.org.uk/
>
> JE> or people might prefer to give to Medecins Sans Frontieres --
> JE> particularly people outside the UK -- they are
> JE> already there and will be sending more teams
>
> JE> www.msf.org/
>
> JE> and
>
> JE> www.doctorswithoutborders.org/
>
> JE> NB their web pages are also shaky, too many people are trying to
> JE> access them
>
>
> JE> Judy
>
>
>
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> JE> --=20
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