May 12, 2004

Sudan: Why aren't we doing anything?
[W]hen you say "we" who are you referring to? America (unlikely, since your not American)? Canada (unlikely, since we have our own problems and don't have any troops to spare)? or the UN (most likely)?

- Raven, wild_karrde

What does it say about us: that even before any action, or intervention, or assistance, or logistic consideration, or even basic empathy is considered, we must first define which "we" should accept responsibility for being fellow human beings?

Smile of the day:

Three nurses arrived at the pearly gates. The first nurse explained to St. Peter, "I worked in an emergency room. We tried our best to help patients, but occasionally we did lose one. I think I deserve to go to heaven." St. Peter looked at her file and admitted her to heaven.

The second nurse said, "I worked in an operating room. It is a very high stress environment and we do our best. Sometimes the patients are too sick and we lose them, but overall we try very hard." St. Peter looked at her file and admitted her to heaven.

The third nurse said, "I was a case manager for an HMO [Health Maintenance Organisation]."

St. Peter looked at her file, then pulled out a calculator and started punching away at it furiously, constantly going back to the nurse's file. After a few minutes he looked up, smiling: "Congratulations! You are admitted to heaven ... for five days."

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