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Marauder
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3/15/2011 11:53:41 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
http://newsonjapan.com...

I've herd some suggest that maybe theirs not as strong a response in charity to donate to Rich countries like japan as there is for poor countries like Haiti; and that maybe that's why there reporting a that there is a low in the donations going to help with there earthquake/meltdown disaster.

kind of like how your sympathy for a boat wrecked on top of there house is a wooden boat is different than it is if its there private yacht http://media.spokesman.com... http://web-japan.org... http://i.dailymail.co.uk...

what do you all think? is there less sympathy for a nation when disaster hits them hard just because there not a poor country to start with?
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3/15/2011 11:59:17 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/15/2011 11:53:41 AM, Marauder wrote:
http://newsonjapan.com...

I've herd some suggest that maybe theirs not as strong a response in charity to donate to Rich countries like japan as there is for poor countries like Haiti; and that maybe that's why there reporting a that there is a low in the donations going to help with there earthquake/meltdown disaster.

kind of like how your sympathy for a boat wrecked on top of there house is a wooden boat is different than it is if its there private yacht http://media.spokesman.com... http://web-japan.org... http://i.dailymail.co.uk...

what do you all think? is there less sympathy for a nation when disaster hits them hard just because there not a poor country to start with?

We give to poor countries because they can't afford to rebuild. Why give as much to rich countries?
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3/15/2011 12:17:39 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Basically, yes. This is a nation that was relatively very well prepared for the disaster (given the sheer size of it, any other nation would likely have much more damage and death). Ergo, they don't "need" as much support.

If there are two people on the street, one with a sign that says, "I was making $50k a year, than lost it all, any help is welcome." And the other one with a sign that says, "I was making $250k a year, and now I'm only making $200k a year, please help." Who are you more likely to help? They both lost the same amount of annual income (though a different percentage)?
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3/15/2011 12:35:28 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/15/2011 12:32:43 PM, nonentity wrote:
What about in comparison with the U.S.? The U.S. got a ton of support for Hurricane Katrina.

We're less competent than Japan, and obviously less prepared.
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3/15/2011 12:44:36 PM
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At 3/15/2011 12:35:28 PM, OreEle wrote:
At 3/15/2011 12:32:43 PM, nonentity wrote:
What about in comparison with the U.S.? The U.S. got a ton of support for Hurricane Katrina.

We're less competent than Japan, and obviously less prepared.

Then it's not a matter of rich vs. poor countries...
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3/15/2011 12:53:54 PM
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At 3/15/2011 12:44:36 PM, nonentity wrote:
At 3/15/2011 12:35:28 PM, OreEle wrote:
At 3/15/2011 12:32:43 PM, nonentity wrote:
What about in comparison with the U.S.? The U.S. got a ton of support for Hurricane Katrina.

We're less competent than Japan, and obviously less prepared.

Then it's not a matter of rich vs. poor countries...

The US is an anomaly. As much as I hate to admit it, they are the center of the western world. They can put together a charity drive like no other. Japanese culture is more inclined to deal with things themselves.
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3/15/2011 1:00:56 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/15/2011 12:44:36 PM, nonentity wrote:
At 3/15/2011 12:35:28 PM, OreEle wrote:
At 3/15/2011 12:32:43 PM, nonentity wrote:
What about in comparison with the U.S.? The U.S. got a ton of support for Hurricane Katrina.

We're less competent than Japan, and obviously less prepared.

Then it's not a matter of rich vs. poor countries...

Also, take a look at where most of the financial foriegn aid came from. Kuwait $500 million, Qatar $100 million, UAE $100 million. All these oil rich nations while we are in a war that is arguably for oil (not my opinion, but it is no lie that the war drove up oil prices and so profits for these nations).
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3/15/2011 1:14:24 PM
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At 3/15/2011 12:32:43 PM, nonentity wrote:
What about in comparison with the U.S.? The U.S. got a ton of support for Hurricane Katrina.

I'm not so sure that's true. Can you back it up? I guess it would be hard to judge the international aid that was sent to the US versus Haiti, or Chile, but i would be interested in knowing how much aid we got from the world during Katrina.
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3/15/2011 1:20:13 PM
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At 3/15/2011 1:14:24 PM, innomen wrote:
At 3/15/2011 12:32:43 PM, nonentity wrote:
What about in comparison with the U.S.? The U.S. got a ton of support for Hurricane Katrina.

I'm not so sure that's true. Can you back it up?

I don't understand. Back up my statement that the U.S. got a ton of support for Katrina? I was asking what the comparison is between Japan and the U.S. (I don't know), not making a comparison myself.

I guess it would be hard to judge the international aid that was sent to the US versus Haiti, or Chile, but i would be interested in knowing how much aid we got from the world during Katrina.

OreEle provided a few numbers...
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3/15/2011 1:23:49 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Hurricane Katrina
http://en.wikipedia.org...

2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami
http://en.wikipedia.org...

In terms of monetary help, Wikipedia doesn't give any numbers. All it says is rescue teams from several countries were sent to help.
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3/15/2011 1:29:25 PM
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We also have to remember that this is still pretty new. I mean, we didn't recieve our $billions in a matter of days. It came in over time as it was "needed".
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3/15/2011 1:30:19 PM
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Japan wont take some money. I know they are pretty racist when it comes to Korean money. They just downright give it back.
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3/15/2011 1:31:55 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/15/2011 1:29:25 PM, OreEle wrote:
We also have to remember that this is still pretty new. I mean, we didn't recieve our $billions in a matter of days. It came in over time as it was "needed".

True.

I'm just not sure I agree with the OP, that it has something to do with Japan being a rich country.
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3/15/2011 3:09:24 PM
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At 3/15/2011 12:32:43 PM, nonentity wrote:
What about in comparison with the U.S.? The U.S. got a ton of support for Hurricane Katrina.

That might be because the US government did not give a sh!t. So New Orleans etc was in a third world situation.
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3/15/2011 3:42:30 PM
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At 3/15/2011 1:30:19 PM, Vi_Veri wrote:
Japan wont take some money. I know they are pretty racist when it comes to Korean money. They just downright give it back.

I don't think that is "racist," I think that qualifies more as nationalist (since the hate is based on nationality, not race. INB4 someone says there is only 1 race, the human race). And it isn't like that hate doesn't go back just as strong the other way.
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