Thursday, September 01, 2005

Blogger Words?

I couldn't help but get a kick out of the random "words" that Blogger generates for its word verification algorithm. Some might even make great band names and/or logos! Ladies and Gentlemen... I give you...


Maybe they can make a small program out of that, and use it in the arsenal against Microsoft? Who knows? Gotta go!


Storm Trooper said...

Yo. I saw the comment on Weird Cake about foreign countries giving aid to the US...
Canada is sending four ships down to help along with 1000 personal (some of the best trained soldiers on earth). Canada is also pumping 91,000 more barrels per day into the US reserves to combat price fluxuations.
Bear in mind that Canada was waiting to find out if the aid would be accepted. The US has the biggest disaster relief response team in the world, is the richest nation in the world, and has the strongest military in the world. The real question is: would aid from foreign nations be necessary; and would it even help?
The destruction of New Orleans is horrible and no one in the world can deny it. You must consider that there is a difference between the comparably low number of deaths and the tsunami (200,000+ deaths). How much aid does the US need?

Danny said...


I don't disagree with you - that is a good point. I know that our neighbor to the north of us (Canada) has been helpful to us, and I deeply appreciate that. Thank you for reminding me of this. Perhaps I was a bit short-sighted in my approach. I, like many other folks, have let myself get caught up in the moment.

Yes, the tsumani death toll was unbelievably astronomical. No doubt about that! I appreciate our friends that have answered the call, but as far as deciding how much aid we need, in comparison to the number of deaths, I am not so sure I agree with you in that respect.

Let's face facts: death is death - whether it be 200,000, or 2,000. This is a state of emergency, and honestly, anyone who wishes to come to our aid is more than free to do so.

My point was simply this - we have helped so many other countries in times of need, regardless of the fact that we have troubles of our own - poverty, homelessness, hunger, etc. So much has been spent on foreign aid that could have also gone to help deserving Americans as well.

I'm not saying that I want to discontinue any type of aid, but I am saying this - it's time that some of our other "friends," whom we have helped in the past, do the honorable thing and take the time to help us. I can't be anymore blunt than this.

Thank you once again for taking the time to air your views and concerns.