Monday, May 5, 2008

You might need their help someday... right now they need yours

JERRY GARCIA THINGThis afternoon I was planning on posting up a Jerry Garcia Band show... but right now a Jerry show is far from what's truly important; right now my mind is thousands of miles away with concern for what's happening in Burma a.k.a. Myanmar.

Right now there might be as many as 10,000 human beings dead from a cyclone (hurricane) that struck over the weekend. Reportedly the military dictatorship in charge of Burma gave their citizens NO warning about this storm... because they have no real concern for their people.

The number of affected is in the millions... and they need help.

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Pro-democracy demonstrations last year caused soldiers to fill the streets, willing to murder in order to put an end to activities that put their government in a bad light.

Now the soldiers are few and far between in helping out in the aftermath of this tragedy. Getting aid into Burma is nearly impossible. The government there is one of the worst in the world, taking away almost every basic human right that people should have.

The government of the United States is the most generous in the world and they will do what they can if the officials in charge of Myanmar allow them to help. Unfortunately, odds are that their government will misspend that money and/or just keep it for themselves without doing the right thing with it.

Non-governmental organizations will best use money in order to help the helpless who are and will be suffering because of this horrible event.

Please consider helping. It doesn't have to be $100, it doesn't have to be $50. No matter who you are, I know you have $2 or 2£ to give. Every little bit matters.


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one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

 
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