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Thursday, December 30, 2004

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No doubt it is nice to give its money this way. But it is unfortunately useless. People have been given their money for decades now and you see as many hungry people as before, as many poor countries, etc.
This disaster raises the following question: how long are we going to accept that the world is divided into 2: the rich and the poor?
For instance, the rich have tsunami prevention systems and the poor don't. The poor are the first stricken by natural or chemical disasters.
Many people now understand that slavery was terrible. But these same people do not see that the division between poor (Southern) coutries and rich (Northern) countries is even worst and unfair. Actually, they just accept that!
The priority of globalization should be to give poor countries the means to protect themselves against natural disasters, illnesses, hunger, etc. Instead of that, globlization is just a way to give shareholders more money and it is nothing more (we have to stop being hypocrites about globalization).
The policy that puts money in the first position of priorities is bad. Policy should put men and women in the first place.

Tsunami prevention systems can't do anything with disasters like this. It doesn't matter if a rich country has an expensive prevention system ... human race can't do anything against waves of 30 meters.

For example, an 9.0 earthquake in the middle of Tokio will kill thousands of lives (and Tokio has one of the best earthquakes prevention systems of the world). Another one: a series of big hurricanes in the middle west/east of USA will kill thousands of lives too ... there's nothing that we can do against the wraith of Mother Nature.

Nick you are right. It is the time for authors that can do something. I donated to UNICEF, announced at http://www.visual-mp3.com

Nick, as much as it means, Happy New Year, but please have a look at the NEWS FLASH at http://www.actcfug.com/.

You generosity has not gone un-noticed.

Kind regards,

Peter Tilbrook
Canberra, Australia

Ted, this is not the right forum. I had a great Xmas day and found out the next day, and up till now over 125,000 people are no longer with us. Get behind Nick and anyone else because... Shit they need our help - all of our help!

Nick, about companies supporting the disaster releif: I got one email from CoffeCup Software, who has a great plan of their own... Customers who donate money through Oxfam America, get free software! Depending on how much you donate, they'll give you more and more software value, uptil ALL of their software if you donate $500.

Nick, thanks for a great idea. All proceeds of sales of My Blood Pressure http://www.my-blood-pressure.com/ for the past week will be donated to the Red Cross.

President Bush has so many things to learn from you generous guys.

http://labnol.blogspot.com/2005/01/tale-of-generous-time-person-of-year.html

There our millions of people that need our help, not just in the tsunami victims! Start giving funds the tsunami victims and continue giving them to other charities

Firend of mine was there. He is one of 10 or 15 Lithuanians who were in the tsunami region.

Now everybody talking about donation. Yes, this is a good decision, espesally for software industry. I will talk to my boss about donation possibility from http://www.2-downloads.com

In other hand, Lithuanian goverment making a donations, but at least couple of Lithuanian regions life level is close to tsunami damaged regions.

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