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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:10 am 
 

My mistake, it's just under $150 billion.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:32 am 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:Random thought:

The US sent hundreds of millions of $$ to tsunami relief. I understand we are sending $50 million to earthquake relief. Other than Venezuela, can anyone come up with a nation that sent US money when Katrina, with a $200 BILLION dollar tab, hit us?
I'm not paying taxes this year.


I think Djibouti sent a few cans of corn...

  


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:06 am 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:Random thought:

The US sent hundreds of millions of $$ to tsunami relief. I understand we are sending $50 million to earthquake relief. Other than Venezuela, can anyone come up with a nation that sent US money when Katrina, with a $200 BILLION dollar tab, hit us?
I'm not paying taxes this year.


International response to Hurricane Katrina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



But I'm not sure how the system of international aid really works.  Many countries turn down the offers of aid.  And many countries which pledge money renege on their promises.  And then there are probably 1001 ways that any financial aid finds its way into the pockets of officials or into the bank accounts of their friends and families via lucrative contracts.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:18 am 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:I'm not paying taxes this year.


Wait, you're from NH; I thought you never paid taxes.  Heck, you might as well move down to MA.  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:20 am 
 

OK, I feel marginally better. Thanks, John.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:06 am 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:OK, I feel marginally better. Thanks, John.

No problem.  Good deed for the day.  I think?  :?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:12 am 
 

Kuwaiit sent 500 Million in aid to Katrina victums.  That's the largest international contribution I've seen.  It might have been Qutar, not sure but it was reported on the NBC Nightly News.  I know other countries have pledged money as well.

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:37 am 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:can anyone come up with a nation that sent US money when Katrina


No offense DL, but it's dismaying seeing someone even having to ask that question.

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:50 pm 
 

*returns from another set of boards a little battle scarred*

Having just emailed a moderator of another site to remove my account/screen name because I couldn't believe the immature and nasty attitudes of members there, I'm still astounded that this site exists where we all get along without the flame wars, pointless snidey comments etc.

*settles down for a nice calming cup of tea* ;)


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:56 pm 
 

*mental note* - how to sell a somewhat worn 1st Blackmoor. Stick a >$45+ reserve on the auction ;)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8706674034
(Cute Q&A, too :o).

Afaik the GK 2nd Greyhawk is somewhat rarer...

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*checks to see whether Winterwords would like another cuppa*
That bad? :(

  


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:15 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:*checks to see whether Winterwords would like another cuppa*
That bad? :(

Not as nasty as some I've been in & seen in the past, but just hurtful because I had posted a pic of holiday log cabins my family have in the States only to have it followed by loads of posts from members saying how they looked like shed & if they were poor & desperate they were sure they would love it too. Mildly amusing comments I guess, but really pathetic & totally uncalled for. Sometimes I guess it's best not to share ;)

Oh, you're right about that persons response, it is "cute", kind of nice though to see someone go out of their way to write a lengthy reply, can't work out whether it feels too pushy though.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:29 pm 
 

Winterwords wrote:Mildly amusing comments I guess, but really pathetic & totally uncalled for. Sometimes I guess it's best not to share ;)

*nod nods in agreement*
Hey, ho... Was a strong cup of tea? :?

(wouldn't mind somewhere like that to stay for a bit, WA or Northern OR... on second thoughts, might be quite difficult to return from)

Winterwords wrote:Oh, you're right about that persons response, it is "cute", kind of nice though to see someone go out of their way to write a lengthy reply, can't work out whether it feels too pushy though.

I guess you could read "A bitchy anal retentive would see the slightest flaw as a critical flaw, whereas a reasonable person can see past the wear and tear of normal use to appreciate the value of what they have" either way! Image

  

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:24 pm 
 

Do you think tfm thought he had snagged the mother of all deals?

  


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:37 pm 
 

Oh thank you for that! I bought it to post as my Acaeum image. Now you've ruined my surprise! Everyone here has a special place in his or her heart for this book.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:38 pm 
 

Sorry man, I couldn't help myself... I'll fix it!  Hastily edits post...

  


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:44 pm 
 

That's okay.  I got a great deal.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 2:00 am 
 

tfm wrote:That's okay. I got a great deal.


.... and it was... ?



  


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:48 am 
 

Well, now that the cat is out of the bag . . .

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:45 pm 
 

ummmmm ooooook :)

*walks off slightly confused at what all the bother is about* :D



  


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:52 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:ummmmm ooooook :)

*walks off slightly confused at what all the bother is about* :D


Isn't that the name of one of the Rare5 modules?

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