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Re: OT What is Europe/world saying/doing about Katrina victims?

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  • Martin Votruba
    ... That s an astonishing amount in relative terms, Michelle. Given that Kuwait s population is 2.3 mil. and the US has close to 300 mil. inhabitants, it is
    Message 1 of 16 , Sep 6, 2005
      > I read yesterday that even the middle east is checking
      > in. Kuwait has sent $500 million

      That's an astonishing amount in relative terms, Michelle. Given
      that Kuwait's population is 2.3 mil. and the US has close to
      300 mil. inhabitants, it is as if the US sent $63 billion(!) to
      help a disaster area oveseas. And that's without factoring
      in the difference in the per-capita GDP between Kuwait and the US.
      Washngton's total annual foreign aid budget is about $15 bil.


      Martin

      votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu
    • sandman6294
      ... That s about 7.7MB (Mega Barrels) of oil. In addition to showing compassion, it s a wise investment considering its neighbors and past history. RU
      Message 2 of 16 , Sep 9, 2005
        --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "Martin Votruba" <votrubam@y...>
        wrote:
        > > I read yesterday that even the middle east is checking
        > > in. Kuwait has sent $500 million
        >
        > That's an astonishing amount in relative terms, Michelle. Given
        > that Kuwait's population is 2.3 mil. and the US has close to
        > 300 mil. inhabitants, it is as if the US sent $63 billion(!) to
        > help a disaster area oveseas.

        That's about 7.7MB (Mega Barrels) of oil. In addition to showing
        compassion, it's a wise investment considering its neighbors and past
        history.

        RU
      • sandman6294
        ... Forgot to add Daily oil usage in the United States is 19MB of oil per day. RU
        Message 3 of 16 , Sep 9, 2005
          --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "sandman6294" <sandman6294@y...>
          wrote:
          > --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "Martin Votruba" <votrubam@y...>
          > wrote:
          > > > I read yesterday that even the middle east is checking
          > > > in. Kuwait has sent $500 million
          > >
          > > That's an astonishing amount in relative terms, Michelle. Given
          > > that Kuwait's population is 2.3 mil. and the US has close to
          > > 300 mil. inhabitants, it is as if the US sent $63 billion(!) to
          > > help a disaster area oveseas.
          >
          > That's about 7.7MB (Mega Barrels) of oil. In addition to showing
          > compassion, it's a wise investment considering its neighbors and past
          > history.
          >
          > RU

          Forgot to add "Daily oil usage in the United States is 19MB of oil per
          day.

          RU
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