Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

use Perl Log In

Log In

[ Create a new account ]

TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
  sburkeNO@SPAMcpan.org
http://search.cpan.org/~sburke/

"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Wednesday December 29, 2004
08:33 PM

Superlatives

[ #22498 ]
Dear Log,

«The U.S. government is always near the top in total humanitarian aid dollars - even before private donations are counted - but it finishes near the bottom of the list of rich countries when that money is compared to gross national product.

Such figures were what prompted Egeland - who is also the U.N. emergency relief coordinator - to challenge the giving of rich nations.»

--"U.N. Official Stands by Some Criticisms"

I love the huffy tone of Bush's responses. The undercurrent is that "the world" (i.e., the barbarians outside of Texas) should be happy with whatever We deign to give Them, as They are ingrates anyway, and unworthy.