October 11, 2005, 8:58 am
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The Seattle Times has written about something I was afraid of: after giving generously to the tsunami and Katrina disaster relief efforts, people are slowing in their giving of aid. The earthquake in Pakistan, and the mudslide in Guatamala are not generating significant contributions to organizations like World Vision.

Then again, maybe people just aren’t aware enough of what’s happening. The latest conservative estimate I read said that at least 22,000 people have been killed by the earthquake. And last night on the local TV news, the story about the quake was place about 20 minutes into the half-hour newscast, following a story about the Seattle arrival of dogs that were displaced after hurricane Katrina. I like dogs as much as the next guy, but 20,000 people dying ranks behind homeless pooches??? I seriously hope that isn’t a fitting metaphor for how the news director feels about Pakistanis.


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