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Posted: Sep 18th 2010 6:38PM (Unverified) said

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Well, I'd send them some money, except Pakistan says they don't need America. And I agree with them. So I will respect them by not sending a dime. I wish them well.

Posted: Sep 18th 2010 8:24PM (Unverified) said

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God help you.....
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Posted: Sep 18th 2010 7:25PM ChaosInc said

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No, he's right. If a country declines our help who are we to force it upon them? That's the problem with this country; We have to be involved in everyone else's business. If not, we force our way in.

Best wishes to the flood victims in any case.
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Posted: Sep 18th 2010 8:14PM (Unverified) said

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Fresno, Chaos, you're both forgetting that the government does not equal the population as a whole. While it may be true that the Pakistani government has snubbed the US, it is the people of Pakistan that are suffering and would likely accept any aid that may come their way. Don't punish the people for the faults of their leaders.
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Posted: Sep 18th 2010 8:21PM (Unverified) said

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I'm sorry. But my heart stopped bleeding a long time ago. If people don't like their government, they have options. We had a tea party, they have citizens running around with AK's. Far as I'm concerned, leave them to their own devices. Let them have their own revolution or fall under the wheels. The only time we need to interfere is when they launch a missle at us.

I'm tired of my country being the world's police force, welfare, and food bank. We have our own problems in our own country.

Do you see Pakistan or Iran or Somalia or Iraq or any other middle eastern country hat we've bent over backwards to help shoving food or clothing at our flood victims? Did you see Pakistan or any of those countries we went in to help sending food and clothing to 9/11 victims?

The answer is no, and it's time we took the hint. They all get in a jam and beg for us to help, then after we help and they get what they want, we're friggin' lepers to them again.

And It's not just their government, it's the people also. I'm talking about their people who chant "Americans go home!", Down with America!", and all the other assorted niceties they throw our way. How many times do we have to see foreign citizens dragging our soldiers through the street, either dead or soon to be ( like Somalia, where we STILL friggin' send aid.?
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Posted: Sep 18th 2010 8:25PM Anticrawl said

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I came to say exactly that fresnoboone. Surprised it has already been said.
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Posted: Sep 18th 2010 8:51PM (Unverified) said

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It's a tough question.

Our "developed" countries are the world's "police, welfare, and food bank" because we have adequate military and financial resources.

Its easy to harden your heart when you live so far away from what's happening. But when you get close to the faces of starving kids it becomes much more difficult.

That being said, they sure do make it hard by publicising the exact opposite of what they need. Pride makes men do foolish things.

For me, I think that as long as there is one family who would accept aid they should receive it.
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Posted: Sep 18th 2010 8:59PM (Unverified) said

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Hate to say it but I agree with fresnoboone. Its time that our nation feeds OUR hungry and starving children and open schools here instead of some war torn anti-US country that our government decided to occupy.
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Posted: Sep 18th 2010 8:59PM (Unverified) said

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But the again this game is made in Iceland so id rather not push my USA views on you guys. Please ignore my first post.
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Posted: Sep 19th 2010 1:56PM Its Utakata stupid said

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Since Massively seem to be very selective in deciding which nationalistic inflamatory rhetoric gets to be aired...

...I will say this, when giving to charity...I don't base it on what the recipients, views of myself or my country is. I give it because I feel it's the right thing to do. I am not contributing to any political or national movement, party, cause or opinion. I am contributing because they need my help.
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Posted: Sep 19th 2010 11:13PM Sharuk said

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"Do you see Pakistan or Iran or Somalia or Iraq or any other middle eastern country hat we've bent over backwards to help shoving food or clothing at our flood victims? Did you see Pakistan or any of those countries we went in to help sending food and clothing to 9/11 victims?"

What an asinine, uneducated and ignorant statement. Almost every single middle eastern country including non-middle eastern countries were willing to help after 9/11. Many Middle eastern countries not only donated and help but send help after every "disaster" in the U.S. including the BP spill.

But it isn't surprising that you don't know that. It is easy to go derping around and throwing ignorant and idiotic statements with no grasp of reality.

What goes around comes around, and your negative karma will come around.

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Posted: Sep 18th 2010 8:55PM cotheer said

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"EVE players able to donate in-game ISK to Pakistan flood relief"

If i'm correct, it says "able to", not "forced to" or "have to".
So, unless some third party is forcing you to donate, stop being dbag and brag about how you won't help.
Some people just have no limits.

Posted: Sep 19th 2010 1:50AM (Unverified) said

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Totally in agreement. It's one thing to not donate, that's fine, your money/time and people can do whatever they want with that. No reason to then go about kicking someone while they are down, just makes you look like a douche.
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Posted: Sep 18th 2010 8:57PM Metrophelean said

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Fresnoboone,

Morality isn't give and take. If you help someone because you expect help in return, you're being about as kind as a car salesman. You've turned it into a transaction, something to be bartered with.

Here, you're given the option to provide human beings relief without having a political affiliation attached to it, without having a name attached to it, without it costing you, as a donor, anything concrete. How often does a virtual currency get to be used to do something truly worth-while in the world?

This is an astounding event. For gaming, for people, for digital universes and how they can effect the world at large. Don't let pride and political rhetoric ruin it. This is cyberspace space-ships helping living, breathing human beings survive a disaster, for f**k's sake. If this isn't a step in the right direction, nothing is.

I really think CCP needs to be applauded for this. What a brilliant idea.

Posted: Sep 18th 2010 9:21PM Anticrawl said

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There is no selfless good deed. You'd do well to remember that.

After enough money is raised they'll have a press release stating how they've donated x amount of dollars raised on their own. Their stocks will rise and more people will subscribe to their game. The spotlight will move to them from the flood.
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Posted: Sep 18th 2010 9:55PM ChaosInc said

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It's a sad truth. CCP will turn this "charity" around to gain a "good face" to the public down the line.

Blizzard did the same thing realizing that their Panda pet would flop compared to Little KT, so they slapped a "we'll donate 50% to charity!" to up their sales. Now I'm not saying $1.1mil isn't a nice move, meaning they sold $2.2mil worth of the pet. Now can anyone take stab at how much they made off Little KT? I don't think it's far off to guess at LEAST 3x that much, probably closer to 5x. Why not throw some of that to charity? Or the millions that was made in mere hours over the Twilight Pony? Because that would take too big out of the profit.

It's all a scam for popularity that uses the less fortunate as a mask.

For the argument of "it's their government, not their people who reject our help", these are the most likely the same people who think that the illegal immigrants in our country should stay because they're cheap labor.

I stand with the others on this: let's take a lesson from literally the rest of the world and worry about OUR problems and stop bleeding tax payer wallets helping those who never have, or will, help us in disasters.

Do I wish the people condemned? Not in the least. But I'm pretty confident that they'll manage on their own in the end, just the same as we do.
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Posted: Sep 19th 2010 1:26AM (Unverified) said

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While I applaud people who want to help the poor people of pakistan...I honestly couldn't care what happens to them. Why? Because every time we help someone from that region as people and not our government they smack our hands as if we're bad children. I'm not saying people should do things hoping for thanks but when your constantly smacked down and talked down too and treated like crap by countries you've attempted to be kind too for no other reason other than the fact they needed and asked for help...why the hell should I care after a while?

Pakistan dug themselves into a whole politically and unfortantely now their people are going to pay for it. Christian or Islam or whatever it doesn't matter...if they like to be so religious and look at things from a faith point of view perhaps God is trying to say something to them.

I pray for the poor innocent people getting screwed over this but...I still dont plan to give them a dime of my money.

Posted: Sep 19th 2010 2:17AM (Unverified) said

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This is very disheartening for me to see. Yes CCP will use this for PR, yes the Pakistani government has openly rejected US support but honestly why would you not donate to a charity that is helping flood victims? They didn't ask to be flooded, they didn't bring this on themselves. It truly saddens me to see people who put a political twist on this and use it as justification for not donating. If you don't want to donate that is totally fine but do not, do not, say that because of their governments actions against out government is grounds for not helping victims of a flood. Those victims don't give a sh** about anyone government what they care about is their continued survival and the confined survival of their loved ones. Correct me if I am wrong but this country was founded on the idea of the LIFE liberty and the pursuit of happiness. What exactly is the problem with us being the worlds food bank? Someone has to. Also this article is Not about the US government or it's international aid policies it is about an independent CHARITY giving money donated VOLUNTARILY out of American citizens own pockets, not a tax, so please can your political rhetoric and just be happy that there are people who are much kinder and posses more empathy than you or the world would be a dark dark place. What CCP is doing is fine, what the charity is doing is great and I don't see why any of that has to do with the US government, taxes, politics or religion. Everyone speaking out against the aid of helpless civilians really has some issues. This is not the place for hate.

One more thing, people from Pakistan sending blankets to 9/11 victims wtf? Honestly what the he'll is wrong with you? We are blessed to live in a country that has the resources to handle a tragedy of that magnitude. We should never dream of expecting people who live in abject poverty to send relief to people who work in skyscrapers in one of the biggest, richest, most technologically advanced cities in the world. Seiously. Go f*** yourself. And you say this barely a week after the anniversary of 9/11. Unbelievable.

Find the empathy and pity and human concience within you and go donate to these victims, and if you don't want to, that is totally fine. But take all ur political BS and shove it up ur a**. Don't insult these people and their situation by turning them into a political object because if you were in there shoes you would be screaming for help, crying like a baby or just lying down to die. Truely the emotional and physical fortitude of people who are victims of these natural disasters Dulles me with awe and respect. Go. Donate. Or just stop hating on people who are.

Sorry for any spelling/grammar mistakes, this was composed on my iPad.

Posted: Sep 19th 2010 2:33AM (Unverified) said

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Corrections:
1st Paragraph
Their families CONTINUED survival
2nd paragraph
Hell not he'll
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Inspires me with awe and respect not Dulles :P
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Posted: Sep 19th 2010 12:01PM Dblade said

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Flood victims aren't resenting us trying to help them and are supporting terrorists over us while we do. And the USA doesn't ask for help every time we have a natural disaster because our government and citizens are responsible and have safeguards and measures put in place.

We aren't the world's nursemaid. They can reform their government and learn how to deal with it on their own.
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