There, but for the grace of God, go we in Washington state.
I believe that those of us who are able to put $50 per month in Powerball or dump money into a slot machine or pull tabs at a bar, can surely provide the Japanese with 10 bucks from each Washington resident.
Especially, considering the fact that we could easily suffer a similar fate and disaster at any moment due to the geology on our coast, Mount Rainier, and being within the Ring of Fire (volcanoes). Let’s all step up to the plate like we did after the Haiti earthquake and give to the Red Cross.
I think the complex relationship that we’ve developed with Japan over the last 60 years and the fact that they’re one of the most polite, loving, and unassuming cultures on the planet, should make us pause. Let’s show them that we care and give them a big fat check earmarked just for them from the Northwest so that they can get back on their feet.
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If there is anyone we in Washington can call our brothers and sisters overseas right now, it’s the Japanese.