Wednesday, December 29, 2004

America Tsunami relief stingy?

Instapundit blows that nonsense away.

I don't normaly repost an entire post but this one is too important.

AMAZON.COM is accepting donations for Tsunami relief. The total is currently $112,000.00, but it's rising very rapidly. "Stingy," eh?

UPDATE: Reader Jared Phillips writes:

I am absolutely amazed at what I am seeing - if you go to the amazon site you'll see the click to donate. On that next page you see the amount collected and the number of donors.
Now click refresh on your screen.

It is increasing literally every single second. I am totally blown away. In the 5 minutes since I donated it has increased by 1,000 donors.

Yeah, I just looked and it's headed toward $400,000 already. Doesn't look stingy to me. I wonder if any of 'em were U.N. employees . . .

MORE: Jeff Jarvis says that Amazon is already sending more money for tsunami relief than the French government.

STILL MORE: Holy crap, it's just broken a half-million bucks, less than four hours after it was at $112,000. Donations are about fifty bucks each. Stingy, eh? Well, here's some more stinginess:

The Everett-based aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln is headed to the Indian Ocean to help with tsunami relief efforts.

And there's this:

More than 5,000 military personnel of the Navy's Expeditionary Strike Group 5 will skip their New Year's holiday on Guam to fulfill a humanitarian mission in Sri Lanka.

The USS Bonhomme Richard docked in Apra Harbor yesterday for what was originally planned to be a five-day stay, but was called to bring relief aid to the inhabitants of Sri Lanka who were devastated by a tsunami this past weekend.

Stingy, indeed.

Once again, America shows her greatness.


Anonymous said...

The USS Abraham Lincoln battle group has also been sent to the region in addition to six U.S. Navy P-3C Orion maritime surveillance aircraft ordered from their bases in Japan to conduct search and recovery operations from the air base at Utapao, Thailand.

Marc E

Anonymous said...

As usual in these sort of circumstances the US is making a huge contribution and doing it very quickly.
Here in Europe the EU will probably hold meetings about it and eventually do very little very late. I am just glad the UK seems to be going for it with some urgency.

Well done once again the USA and the US Armed Forces - what would we do without you.

Ignore carping big mouths.

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