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2005-01-05 10:15:16 AM
File this one under "Can't farking win"
 
2005-01-05 10:21:11 AM
Just goes to show ya, the US still can screw things up even if they are doing good.. Would suck to be the owner of the van thou.. Watch they will sue the US gov't for millions for some grief related reason..
 
2005-01-05 10:26:30 AM
if the crate's a rockin'. don't come a-knockin'!
 
2005-01-05 10:33:03 AM
My package slipped!
 
2005-01-05 10:35:04 AM
Bummed:
 
2005-01-05 10:54:32 AM
Hmm, after giving it considerable thought, I have come to the conclusion that: "PWN3D!111111111111111" is the only appropriate post to make.
 
2005-01-05 10:57:59 AM
NEED... PHOTOS....

MUST MAKE "0WNED" GRAPHIC
 
2005-01-05 10:58:35 AM
Holy cwap. 4 approved links right in a row on TF? Methinks an admin submitted these.
 
2005-01-05 12:02:34 PM
Up-to-date version of list in threads US increases tsunami aid from $35 million to $350 million and With Asia in crisis following the tsunami Pres Bush calls on the super-powers of THE X-PRESIDENTS

Due to the outstanding empathy of India the list is reordered from 'donation per person' to:

Top Twenty 'One Day's Pay'

Percentage of one day's pay donated per person as of 01/05/05

Norway $52.10 (50.44%)
Sweden $15.77 (21.48%)
Qatar $12.24 (20.78%)
Denmark $15.95 (18.66%)
Germany $10.14 (13.41%)
Hong Kong $7.78 (9.89%)
Ireland $7.65 (9.37%)
Switzerland $8.41 (9.35%)
Australia $6.89 (8.71%)
Taiwan $4.87 (7.59%)
Finland $5.34 (7.13%)
Canada $5.26 (6.47%)
United Kingdom $3.98 (5.25%)
Japan $3.93 (5.12%)
Netherlands $3.73 (4.77%)
Belgium $2.42 (3.05%)
Italy $2.16 (2.94%)
Spain $1.72 (2.85%)
India $0.17 (2.19%)
Portugal $1.08 (2.19%)

For some inexplicable reason Kuwait, Singapore, United Arab Emirates where removed from the list when Greece was added.
Donation per Person: The government, NGOs & public contribution listing on Wikipedia divided by the population listing in the 2004 CIA World Factbook.
Percentage of one day's pay: 'Donation per Person'/('GDP per capita'/365). 'GDP per capita' from 2004 CIA World Factbook.
 
2005-01-05 12:42:13 PM
When I saw the tag I feared the worst - that somebody had been in the van and was crushed to death. Glad to hear the van was empty and nobody got hurt.
 
2005-01-05 01:35:56 PM
I just knew I shouldn't have donated all those pianos and gun safes to the tsunami victims!
 
2005-01-05 03:00:23 PM
Not to mention those anvils, Will.
 
2005-01-05 03:03:41 PM
Was the van registered to a Wile-E-Cyote ?
 
2005-01-05 03:04:08 PM
Great headline. My co-workers are irritated by my laughter, however...
 
2005-01-05 03:04:28 PM
Oh come on, submitter. A better healine is staring you in the face:

Survivor's hopes, along with vehicle, crushed by airlift operation.
 
2005-01-05 03:04:31 PM
Maybe we should be donating parachutes.
 
2005-01-05 03:05:45 PM
Too bad no one read the article or they would realize that the package fell miles from the disater area over a city not affected on the way TO the disaster area. Anyway, gald no one got hurt.
 
2005-01-05 03:06:34 PM
Bleh, can't spell today.
 
2005-01-05 03:06:42 PM
I've been wondering when something like this was going to happen ... just glad they didn't drop it on any people.
 
2005-01-05 03:06:45 PM
Am I to understand from the Headline that the Tsumani was actually created as an event for Survivor? While I appreciate their effort to give me quality TV programming I'm thinking that, ultimately, they probably overdid it a little bit.
 
2005-01-05 03:07:03 PM
Survivor's joy of getting relief package in airdrop slightly mitigated by said package crushing their van

Ahem: ... crushing his van.

/grammar police
 
2005-01-05 03:08:04 PM

How do you spell 'relief package' ?

O-H-S-H-I-A-T !


 
2005-01-05 03:09:22 PM
If the crate had contained van parts, this would have been ironic.
 
2005-01-05 03:09:47 PM


Mah van! Them suckas gonna pay!
 
2005-01-05 03:12:19 PM
It was a huge box of money. The monetary donations are pouring in, but what they really need are a few hundred forensics teams and thousands of body bags.

/still such a sad situation
 
2005-01-05 03:12:21 PM
Ballin07 almost got his america bashin' in there first, but he got beat by one. Way to go looser
 
2005-01-05 03:12:46 PM
HAHAHA!!!! sorry just had to....

/reminds me of a robin williams joke on his live on broadwayDVD (I think it's live in broadway)
 
2005-01-05 03:13:43 PM
I hope they at a least left a note with their insurance information on the windshield. It is the decent thing to do.
 
2005-01-05 03:14:11 PM
It was bound to happen sooner or later. With an operation this size invovling several countries and different militaries it was statistically impossible for it not to happen.

Murphy will always take his toll at some point.
 
2005-01-05 03:14:30 PM
"Survivor's joy of getting relief package in airdrop slightly mitigated by said package crushing their van."

god, its always something with these people.

Ive said it before - and people hate me every time - but remind me why we're sending 350 million dollars to this delightful island paradise
 
2005-01-05 03:17:09 PM
Article. Useless. Without. Pics.
 
2005-01-05 03:18:37 PM
Just goes to show ya, the US still can screw things up even if they are doing good

Other countries, of course, can do no wrong.
 
2005-01-05 03:21:24 PM

"Survivor's joy of getting relief package in airdrop slightly mitigated by said package crushing their van"


Jeebus, they haven't been the same ever since the high of singing, "Eye of the Tiger", have they ?


 
2005-01-05 03:22:16 PM
Reminds me of a scene from Spies Like Us, where Dan and Chevy are dropped in Pakistan (I think) in a crate and land on some hut.

 
2005-01-05 03:22:52 PM
Ive said it before - and people hate me every time - but remind me why we're sending 350 million dollars ...

The U.S. was going to send a lot less, but everyone started whining about what cheapskates we were.

Too bad W folded on this but not the dozen other things he did wrong in the last 4 years.
 
2005-01-05 03:25:52 PM
Update

Top -Twenty- One 'One Day's Pay'

Percentage of one day's pay donated per person as of 01/05/05

Australia $45.88 (57.94%)

/Carry on
 
2005-01-05 03:25:59 PM
agreywolf42
Are those estimates your own?
 
2005-01-05 03:28:20 PM
Welp, there goes the van, might as well chill till they drop me a new Cadawack..
 
2005-01-05 03:29:10 PM
Lullaby
Calculations yes, data no. Wikipedia and CIA Factbook for that.
 
2005-01-05 03:29:40 PM
Dude, where's my Kijang?
 
2005-01-05 03:29:50 PM
the first thing that came to me is that part in Hudson Hawk when Andie McDowell's character is trying to shoot the bad guy and ends up hitting Bruce Wills' character

"quit helping me!"

/I know it is on a more recent movie but forget which one
 
2005-01-05 03:30:41 PM
here you guys go, check out all these pics.


http://www.navy.mil/view_gallery.asp?category_id=60

/salute to our soldiers out there making a difference
 
2005-01-05 03:30:51 PM
balin007

Would suck to be the owner of the van thou.. Watch they will sue the US gov't for millions for some grief related reason.


I thought that suing the government/large corporations for millions was pretty much limited to the western world.

Under the table payments, however, are without borders....
 
2005-01-05 03:34:49 PM
Clever Neologism

Oh come on, submitter. A better healine is staring you in the face: "Survivor's hopes, along with vehicle, crushed by airlift operation"

I'll stick with mine, thanks. I've been itching to use the term "slightly mitigated" for a while.
 
2005-01-05 03:35:27 PM
Mitigate.

I do not think it means what you think it means.
 
2005-01-05 03:36:46 PM
As an intransitive verb, it means exactly what I think it means.
 
2005-01-05 03:37:29 PM
Survivor's van? The article clearly states that this happened miles from the disaster zone. Come on, submitter.
 
2005-01-05 03:37:45 PM
nuke
 
2005-01-05 03:39:37 PM
Sorry, Dixie, but the headline would have been too long with the phrase "person who was several miles away from the disaster area" instead of the phrase "tsunami survivor".
 
2005-01-05 03:39:43 PM
 
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