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04-01-2011, 01:15 AM #61
And that all comes out of the taxes that the corporations and individuals pay each year to the government.
What I would like to see is how much money would the USA save if we were to pull out of each of these locations and stop providing humanitarian aid around the world. Just to see a good $$$ number would be nice so you can see just how much the USA "does" contribute to the aid of other countries and that we aren't technically a self centered arrogant country that so many people make us out to be.
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04-01-2011, 01:18 AM #62
Its rather disgusting that comments on this article, rather than noting the good that is being done, is either being used to take jabs at "American arrogance" and how "iPhones aren't going to solve anything." First off, this CEO did not HAVE to do a damn thing. Instead, he's chosen to help how he can- offering free services. Those who receive those services, FREE OF CHARGE, now have the ability to stay in contact with any remaining family, while having the opportunity to spend the same money on something more necessary- food, shelter, clothing. As for slandering Americans, yes, there's a calibur of citizens who expect everything handed to them in life. **** happens to them, they EXPECT the US Gov't. to fix things for them. They don't bother to even try to fix things for themselves. Now, the Japanese people haven't asked for much of anything- but they've been offered help. The comments on "Americans thinking they always have it worse" was unneeded. Because guess what, whereswaldo, one1, and awesomeSlayer? United States citizens are the first to donate their own money to disaster relief funds, the United States Military is the first to go help rebuild after disasters, meanwhile more often that not, we're insulted as lazy, arrogant, stagnant people. Maybe the US needs to just back out of world politics, take the stance we had pre-WWII. We'll back out, take care of ourselves, won't step into any military efforts unless directly attacked, and stop aiding other countries. Give it five years, you'll come to notice the crappy state of affairs. How many other countries can survive an economic recession while still donating more money for relief efforts than any other?
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04-01-2011, 01:30 AM #63
This is my far one of the most generous things i have seen a large corporation do!
I dont think any of the US cell phone companies would EVER do this!
04-01-2011, 07:01 AM #64
William Hung is giving away free iPhones?
04-01-2011, 08:46 AM #65
Cos what an orphan really needs is a phone!!!!
04-01-2011, 08:49 AM #66
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04-01-2011, 09:20 AM #68
I would say we provide the bulk of humanitarian aid to the world. Now I cannot say that for a fact since obviously I do not know how much aid each country gives in this manor but let me ask you a question.
Who does the world call to when they need help?
If you say Superman I am going to have to beat you with a rubber chicken. :-)
The US. That pretty much answers your question. Do other countries provide aid.....sure. But I don't normally hear these countries in need of aid calling for Germany to help. Or Spain. Or France. I do almost always hear them calling for the US to step in and intervene.
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04-01-2011, 11:39 AM #69
Also, the United States spends more money on humanitarian aid than any other country in the world dumbass. I myself donated money for Japan relief aid, and I lost my job a few months back. What have you done?
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04-01-2011, 01:55 PM #70
04-01-2011, 04:24 PM #71
The next tragedy or incident big or small u have, try turning off ur iPhone for 1 day! I bet u wouldn't last 5 minutes, the fact of the matter is nothing could fill the void of losing a loved one but it would be a small distraction & useful tool in a time of grievance! Last time i checked, iPhones did more than play angry birds, when the towers & Internet is repaired, the kid can attempt to return to a normal life. As hard as that will be, I would imagine having a free paid iPhone would be a positive thing. U act like this guy murdered his parents & it's asking for forgiveness by giving the iPhone! It's a kind gesture & along with the other unmentioned acts this guy & the rest of the world is donating, be it time, money, food, items, it's all necessary. Helping Japan rebuild & it's people grieve & move forward, everything helps. Don't forget on ur next tragedy or incident that is even 1/10th as devastating as mentioned, turn ur iPhone off & stare at the wall. If u think hard enough, it may reverse what has happened & it will all go away!
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04-01-2011, 05:02 PM #72
Here is someone donating what he has the power to donate - he can't donate the monetary value to some other cause.
Some people still complain.
To tar all Americans with the same brush is very disingenuous. Freedom of speech is something Americans believe in.Most other countries would be ashamed to have people say things like that.
I know Americans aren't all stupid - but there are lots of people that see comments like these and think all Americans are that stupid.
'Freedom of Speech' does the vast majority of Americans no good at all. In the eyes of the rest of the world they appear as stupid as the most ignorant of posters.
Americans can't understand why people don't like them because they don't see anything wrong with people saying things that any sane person disagrees with.
The rest of the world judge Americans by the comments that most Americans disagree with - but will defend the rights of the people who say them to spout their crap.
The cultural differences make it impossible for Americans to understand. People the world over are the same. It's only the impression they give to others that differs.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
04-01-2011, 06:39 PM #73
Very nice indeed !
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04-02-2011, 04:13 AM #75
This guy wasn't obliged to do ANYTHING.
I assume people are I3itching about it because they regard it as a publicity stunt.
Even if it is, it's still a generous one that benefits a LOT of children for a LONG time - at some loss to the company.
Whatever Son's motives, it will have been largely, if not exclusively inspired by compassion - and that should always be given credit.
The I3itching says more about the I3itchers than about Son.
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04-03-2011, 12:00 AM #76
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04-03-2011, 09:01 AM #77
It is hard to plan for any scenario since you cannot always plan for everything however adapting another plan to provide immediate assistance to US states should not take that long to devise.
As for a specific private company providing some form of charitable contribution is a nice touch even if it won't bring back lost parents.
04-05-2011, 03:57 AM #78