Sunday, January 02, 2005

Tsunami Relief Pledges

I know it was for PR reasons, but I'm so glad the US has increased its donation to $350 million. Now, we're donating the second most of any nation (after Japan), we're donating 6th overall percentage-wise (because the US sucks up most of the world's resources). It's not purely magnanimous, but that whole a-country-the-size-of-Alabama-is-donating-three-times what-we-are thing was kind of getting to me.

I didn't want to have to apologize on behalf of my lame country yet again.

By the way, I finally made my personal donation. I donated $50 to the Red Cross via Amazon, and I make $15K a year. I challenge you to donate the same percentage as me. So if you make $40K, please donate $133, m'kay? These videos on CNN are heartbreaking. C'mon. Donate. It increases the good karma.