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7.3 Earthquake Devastates Impoverished Haiti
TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/12/2010 | John G. Winder

Posted on 01/12/2010 4:34:39 PM PST by Patriot1259

Immediately following the quake a Tsunami alert was issued for the Caribbean region including Haiti, Cuba, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. Aftershocks in excess of 5.0 have continued to hit the island.

Seventy per cent of Haiti's population lives on less than two dollars per day and half of its 8.5 million people are unemployed.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecypresstimes.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: death; destruction; earthquake; haiti; haitiearthquake; haitiquake; haitiquake2010; portauprince

1 posted on 01/12/2010 4:34:40 PM PST by Patriot1259
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To: Patriot1259

The situation in Haiti is sad...always has been corrupt and misguided. It has been a black hole for USA aid money. However, can’t the 50% unemployed get jobs cleaning up their broken, crummy, degenerate country?


2 posted on 01/12/2010 4:37:22 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: Patriot1259

WOW! Thanks for posting. I was in Dominican Republic last January on vacation and decided not to go this year.


3 posted on 01/12/2010 4:38:32 PM PST by PGalt
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To: hal ogen
It is indescribably awful. A quake there will be devastating.
4 posted on 01/12/2010 4:39:36 PM PST by screaminsunshine (!!three if by government)
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To: Patriot1259

The situation is bad in Haiti—but the Earthquake is the least of their problems.


5 posted on 01/12/2010 4:43:59 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Is anyone in the 0bama administration competent at anything?!!?)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

What is a reputable charity to help these people? I see Food for the Poor is there and I like World Vision, anyone know who might be the best to donate to to help these poor victims?


6 posted on 01/12/2010 4:46:45 PM PST by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: hal ogen
Haiti is the original "failed state"--it was Somalia before Somalia was cool.

Information is slow to develop tonight. CNN is running a loop of some seismologist explaining about earthquakes for the second or third time.

7 posted on 01/12/2010 4:48:47 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: ohiogrammy
The Haiti ambassador just pointed out that the UN has 9000 troops stationed there. Maybe they can get off their asses and do something useful.
8 posted on 01/12/2010 4:50:23 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hal ogen
"...can’t the 50% unemployed get jobs cleaning up their broken, crummy, degenerate country?"

LOL! I spent several years working in Haiti. I posed a similar question during a seminar at the Foreign Service Institute some years back. Nearly got run off the campus for it! A guest speaker had cited several billions of dollars poured into that sink trap over the preceeding 10 years. I quickly worked with my pocket calculator and stated that it would have been far less expensive for the U.S. Govt. to cut a cheque for $50K to every man, woman, and child on the island each January, and let them spend it as they wished. The reaction was startling to say the least. It was as if I had drop kicked someone's puppy across the room: "YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW FOREIGN AID WORKS!" ...ahem, yes I do. It works very badly.
9 posted on 01/12/2010 4:57:56 PM PST by PowderMonkey (Will work for ammo.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
this info will be used or ignored by the zero administration.....

just like the genocide in Africa during the Toon time......

rats and liberals and that ilk are not the caring,loving,concerned people that want the general public to believe.....

it'll be up to the conservative churchs and their members to help in this crisis..

but then again, the leftists may choose to "use" this crisis...

10 posted on 01/12/2010 4:58:36 PM PST by cherry
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To: Patriot1259

Earthquake devastates Haiti, $97.54 damage.


11 posted on 01/12/2010 5:00:44 PM PST by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: Patriot1259

Poor Haiti...die was cast there 200 years ago when they ran off the only folks who could help them

heartbreaking place


12 posted on 01/12/2010 5:01:49 PM PST by wardaddy (Ole Miss beat Oklahoma State....and Bama is #1.....it's good to be from Dixie...cold though)
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To: ohiogrammy

I donate frequently to Samaritan’s Purse. It’s Franklin Grahams’s charity. (Billy Graham’s son)


13 posted on 01/12/2010 5:02:15 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks (Dollar a Day Member..............Free Republic is not Free!)
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To: Patriot1259
i've posted this before, but here it is again.

equake 3d is real time global monitoring software (linked to the USGS). it is very customizable, and is less than 1mb in download.

it is available for free here

14 posted on 01/12/2010 5:04:19 PM PST by robomatik (III %)
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To: Patriot1259

Former President Bill Clinton, the U.N.’s special envoy for Haiti, issued a statement saying his office would do whatever he could to help the nation recover and rebuild.

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It is a crisis of culture ~ a culture in which it is perfectly acceptable to spend money on vices while refusing to take care of one’s self or, heaven forbid, purchase health insurance. A culture that thinks “I can do whatever I want to because someone else will always take care of me”.


15 posted on 01/12/2010 5:09:01 PM PST by i_dont_chat (We have a cultural crisis – not a heath-care crisis.)
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To: irishtenor

In an effor to shed himself of Willie Boy Clinton, Zer0bama named him envoy or something to Haiti. Is he down there now looking for destitute nookie?

MrA


16 posted on 01/12/2010 5:11:07 PM PST by MisterArtery
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To: hinckley buzzard
The Haiti ambassador just pointed out that the UN has 9000 troops stationed there.

A lot of them are probably US troops. We've been there since Clinton. The news media doesn't mention our troop presence in Haiti.

17 posted on 01/12/2010 5:17:55 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: MisterArtery

So Clinton is down there trying to bring them up to our level while Barry is trying to bring us down to their level.


18 posted on 01/12/2010 5:18:20 PM PST by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

We support Samaritan’s Purse as well


19 posted on 01/12/2010 5:19:30 PM PST by mom4melody
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To: Rushmore Rocks

We support Samaritan’s Purse as well


20 posted on 01/12/2010 5:19:44 PM PST by mom4melody
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To: PapaBear3625

Correction to my last post — after looking further, it appears the US military does not have a significant presence there.


21 posted on 01/12/2010 5:23:15 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Patriot1259
CNN says largest earthquake in their history.
This will be real bad; 10’s of thousands of deaths might be on the low side.
22 posted on 01/12/2010 5:24:54 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (The End of an Error - 01/20/2013)
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To: irishtenor
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I've been on three medical missionary trips to Haiti. I just got off the phone with the Monsignor who I accompanied on two of those trips. Early word is that Port-Au-Prince is a dust bowl, that the non-reinforced brick structures just crumbled and turned to dust. No construction there is earthquake resistant. Monsignor expects death tolls to be in the tens of thousands.

This is very bad, folks. Please drop the jokes and just pray for these poor people.

Source
23 posted on 01/12/2010 5:30:17 PM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Nine thousand? Good grief! I wonder if they too eat mud sandwiches like the children of Haiti.


24 posted on 01/12/2010 5:31:15 PM PST by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: Patriot1259

Good thing we got several trillion laying around gathering dust, which the commicrats can shovel in there, while taking a cut for themselves. Ain’t taxpayer money wunnerful? sarc


25 posted on 01/12/2010 5:34:08 PM PST by Waco
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To: ohiogrammy

Check out Catholic Relief Services, usually they do a great job


26 posted on 01/12/2010 5:37:35 PM PST by silverleaf
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To: cherry

Barak Obama doesnt care about black people!


27 posted on 01/12/2010 6:31:21 PM PST by Mister Muggles (.Seattle: A city full of Liberal men with vaginas.)
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To: irishtenor

Not funny at all.


28 posted on 01/12/2010 6:45:39 PM PST by stbdside
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To: i_dont_chat
It is a crisis of culture ~ a culture in which it is perfectly acceptable to spend money on vices while refusing to take care of one’s self or, heaven forbid, purchase health insurance. A culture that thinks “I can do whatever I want to because someone else will always take care of me”.

I really wish many freepers were capable of focusing.

This is not about Chicago; or Philadelphia; or Cleveland; or East LA; or...

Never mind.

29 posted on 01/12/2010 6:54:44 PM PST by Publius6961 (…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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To: stbdside; cardinal4

I was in my wife’s hospital room this evening in Boynton Beach, FL. She had just emerged from a successful breast cancer surgery procedure. We were watching the TV when the news of the devastating earthquake hit Haiti. There are many of the hospital staff that are from Haiti and still have family there. These poor people have no way of communicating with their families there. This is just catastrophic. They know that they can count on continuous flights of USAF C-130s arriving, carrying relief supplies. Hopefully, the US Navy will have relief ships operating in the area.


30 posted on 01/12/2010 6:55:32 PM PST by Ax ("To Err Is Human, To Arrrrr Is Pirate.")
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To: Ax

The U.S. Navy could bring in their hospital ships (USNS Mercy/USNS Comfort).


31 posted on 01/12/2010 7:15:21 PM PST by stbdside
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To: irishtenor



32 posted on 01/12/2010 7:18:43 PM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: PapaBear3625
The news media doesn't mention our troop presence in Haiti.

Or any exit strategy whatsoever.

By the way, how are our troops in Bosnia doing? What's it been? 15 years?

33 posted on 01/12/2010 7:21:04 PM PST by Publius6961 (…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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