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Wednesday, 26.10.05

Blog Quake Day

Desipundit is calling for a Blog Quake Day to help focus on the relief efforts for the South Asian Quake. It also lists various organizations that you can give your contributions to.

I think this is important in the light of today's BBC news article that says:

Many of the world's richest countries have so far failed to support a UN appeal for victims of the South Asian quake, a top UK-based charity has said. The charity, Oxfam, said less than 30% of the $312m (£175m) sought by UN aid agencies had even been promised. It said the US, Japan, Germany and Italy had given less than their "fair share" as large economies. Belgium, France, Austria, Finland, Greece, Portugal and Spain had so far donated nothing at all, it added.

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Monday, 10.10.05

Quick Takes - III

1. Earthquake news and help information - this blog is being maintained by some of the folks who did a lot of work in the post-Tsunami relief efforts.

2. Is it just me or is there a general apathy towards the earthquake in the Indian Blogsphere, just because it was Pakistan that was the most affected?

3. What do Jihadists who wrote that ""Katrina, a soldier sent by God to fight on our side... the soldier Katrina joins us to fight against America." have to say about the earthquake in Pakistan?

4. BTW, there is no evidence that Osama Bin Laden himself was injured or killed in the earthquake, though members of Lashkar-e-Toiba were killed.

5. From the "Is-it-April-1st-yet" section, news that Sir David Frost has joined the Al-Jazeera TV. What next? Breakfast with Frost in the icy caves of Pakistan with Osama Bin Laden?

- Balaji.

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