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UN: 5 killed in headquarters collapse in Haiti quake; over 100 missing including mission chief.
Breitbart (AP) ^ | January 13, 2010

Posted on 01/13/2010 6:21:29 AM PST by Cheap_Hessian

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - UN: 5 killed in headquarters collapse in Haiti quake; over 100 missing including mission chief.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: casualties; earthquake; haiti; haitiearthquake; haitiquake; haitiquake2010; portauprince; un; unhq
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1 posted on 01/13/2010 6:21:32 AM PST by Cheap_Hessian
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To: Cheap_Hessian

A few of my friends from church were planning to go to Haiti next week to install solar panels at a school there. Just last month they delivered more than 100 iMacs. They go to Haiti four or five times a year to help out. Very sad situation.


2 posted on 01/13/2010 6:27:58 AM PST by library user
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To: Cheap_Hessian
I'm confused. Isn't Haiti one of two countries on the island of Hispaniola?

Did the quake only effect the Haitian end of the island?

Or could it be that we're seeing another media production like New Orleans and Katrina?

3 posted on 01/13/2010 6:34:40 AM PST by Texas Jack
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To: Cheap_Hessian

In times like this, I can’t help but ask “Where Is the Loving God?” In fact, I asked my pastor to write up a sermon and call it “Where Is the Loving God?” but he wouldn’t do it.

I mean, I have several friends who dedicate 2-3 months every year out of their lives to go to Haiti to help build homes, schools, etc. and in just minutes, all of their previous work is undone.

Thankfully, the emotional ties they’ve generated to those in Haiti can never be undone, but the physical labor and assistance can sure be destroyed in a heartbeat.


4 posted on 01/13/2010 6:36:50 AM PST by library user
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To: Texas Jack

Obviously the quake affected Dominica but Dominica isn’t under UN control and is actually thriving. They’ll survive and rebuild, Haiti will suffer and the UN will collect money.


5 posted on 01/13/2010 6:38:01 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
France fears everyone inside U.N. HQ in Haiti dead
6 posted on 01/13/2010 6:38:07 AM PST by Cheap_Hessian (I am the Grim FReeper.)
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To: Texas Jack

No- it’s not a Katrina moment in that sense. They felt it in the DR but there’s no really awful damage like in Haiti. If there’s an earthquake in San Francisco, LA isn’t going to be ruined too.


7 posted on 01/13/2010 6:39:03 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: library user

My son just got back from a mission trip to Haiti last week. He can’t reach anyone he knows there at this point.


8 posted on 01/13/2010 6:39:36 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Texas Jack

I believe the Dominican Republic was spared.


9 posted on 01/13/2010 6:40:45 AM PST by angcat (GOD SAVE US!)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

That will reduce the UN budget


10 posted on 01/13/2010 6:49:38 AM PST by WellyP
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To: Cheap_Hessian

OK, that was a little harsh! Haiti is such a Hell hole that no amount of money is ever going to change things. I have been there. I have been there!


11 posted on 01/13/2010 6:51:59 AM PST by WellyP
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To: Texas Jack

It appears the Dominican Republic did not receive anything close to the worst of it.

From the looks of the USGS’s map, Port Au Prince is at the eastern end of the epicenter. Not too far out from there, the magnitude dissipates a good bit.

I can’t get the map to blow up very large on my computer, but at the border between Haiti and the D.R. the intensity appears to be in the “moderate” range. Directly over the capital of Haiti, though, it is bright red and is clearly in the “Extreme” range.

So, it is entirely possible that this is primarily a “Haiti only” disaster.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/shakemap/global/shake/2010rja6/


12 posted on 01/13/2010 6:52:35 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Texas Jack

Media production? Over 1800 of your fellow citizens were killed and damages exceeded $100 billion.


13 posted on 01/13/2010 6:52:42 AM PST by stormer
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To: library user

very sad indeed, but why blame God? So much of Haiti is influenced by Voodoo.


14 posted on 01/13/2010 6:55:34 AM PST by bella1 (Four years of Carter gave us eight years of Reagan.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Why didn’t the UN prevent this quake?


15 posted on 01/13/2010 6:57:06 AM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: library user

The Loving God is with the sufferers and also the helpers. He is on the Cross taking on our sorrows, and he is also in the boat, telling us to cast our nets one more time and trust Him. God didn’t do this to the Haitians and he doesn’t look the other way. It’s up to us to be His Hands and build things right, and comfort the dying, heal the injured, shelter the homeless and feed the hungry. And “us” includes the Haitians themselves. And His Grace will be there.

Just because ocean waves crash doesn’t mean God is indifferent to surfers. They respect the power of the waves and learn to ride them. We need to learn to ride our planet well, because it does move.


16 posted on 01/13/2010 6:59:40 AM PST by married21
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Americans will not lift a finger to help, no one will send $, Michelle told us “America is a mean country”.


17 posted on 01/13/2010 7:03:16 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Texas Jack
Here's a USGS "shake map." It gives an idea of the overall damage zone.


18 posted on 01/13/2010 7:06:28 AM PST by freepersup (HELP find the "sharp dressed man" call 1 800 FBI MUMM)
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To: cripplecreek

Bingo!


19 posted on 01/13/2010 7:09:52 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: library user
In fact, I asked my pastor to write up a sermon and call it “Where Is the Loving God?” but he wouldn’t do it.

My thought is that he cannot address it. It is difficult to reconcile a "Loving God" who is believed to be omniscient and omnipotent with tragic events. It is also difficult to understand that praying to Him is going to change anything since, at the very least, He allowed it to happen. Ultimately, are not religions predominantly based on faith in their underlying premises rather than logic?

20 posted on 01/13/2010 7:10:04 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
Samaritan's Purse and World Vision are two organizations who will give relief to those in dire need here, and can be relied upon as truly Christian organizations which send donations to the victims, and not to line the pockets of the "administrators."

Please give to this great need.

21 posted on 01/13/2010 7:14:44 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

This is what happens when 40% of your country practices VOODOO. Bad Karma.....Prayers for the innocent.


22 posted on 01/13/2010 7:14:47 AM PST by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: verity
I don't see what's so illogical... earth is not suppose to be like heaven.
23 posted on 01/13/2010 7:18:08 AM PST by Cheap_Hessian (I am the Grim FReeper.)
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To: BenLurkin

I was just looking at the island on google earth and the differences between Haiti and the Dominican Republic are visible from space.


24 posted on 01/13/2010 7:21:23 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Texas Jack

Most excellent question that I’ve been wondering about also. Thanks for posting.


25 posted on 01/13/2010 7:21:43 AM PST by mcshot (Son of Liberty.)
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To: verity
The problem of evil in the world and reconciling it with a loving God is something that has been studied and debated by Christians for centuries.

If you disregard Scripture, it is an irreconcilable problem. But if you seek to understand Scripture, and accept it as the word of God, then you see that God is indeed Sovereign and Omnipotent as well as loving - in fact He IS Love. You also see that humanity is fallen and the earth is temporarily under the grip of sin, and thus there is evil in the world. God is allowing Satan to have some control, but only for a season.

What we, as Christians must do is to seek to understand His ways, to seek to reflect Him when illness or tragedy strike, and trust Him by accepting that in the end, the battle belongs to the Lord.

(To tell the truth, that's the only way I can deal with Obama. Evil loses in the end, and he will reap what he has sown).

In the mean time, we, as human beings given a choice by our Creator, need to do what we can to help those who have been hurt by this disaster, and pray for the survivors.

26 posted on 01/13/2010 7:22:54 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Excuse me for not wailing and crying up a storm.


27 posted on 01/13/2010 7:25:58 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Is anyone in the 0bama administration competent at anything?!!?)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Maybe Obama will see this as an opportunity to reinstall Aristide as dictator for a 3rd time.


28 posted on 01/13/2010 7:27:12 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Texas Jack

It could be both Jack. The quake was practically right under Port au Prince. Dominican Republic is the other country, they got shook pretty good, people running and freaking, but it wasn’t a direct hit.


29 posted on 01/13/2010 7:27:33 AM PST by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: ConservativeMind

That’s right, in order to control behavior I recommend taxing Earthquakes, Volcano s, poverty and disease. We can influence behavior by making this unfortunate behavior economically untenable.


30 posted on 01/13/2010 7:29:09 AM PST by DariusBane (Even the Rocks shall cry out "Hobamma to the Highest")
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To: Texas Jack

31 posted on 01/13/2010 7:30:49 AM PST by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

# Roman Catholic priest in France says archbishop of Port-au-Prince killed in #Haiti quake - AP 3 minutes ago from BreakingNews Headquarters


32 posted on 01/13/2010 7:32:53 AM PST by roses of sharon (This is a feral government, broken from the civilizing constraints of the Constitution.)
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To: ohioWfan
Very good answer. A good illustration can be found in the parable of the wheat and the weeds (Matthew 13:24-30)

Another parable he proposed to them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seeds in his field. But while men were asleep, his enemy came and oversowed cockle among the wheat and went his way.

And when the blade was sprung up, and had brought forth fruit, then appeared also the cockle. And the servants of the goodman of the house coming said to him: Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it cockle?

And he said to them: An enemy hath done this. And the servants said to him: Wilt thou that we go and gather it up?

And he said: No, lest perhaps gathering up the cockle, you root up the wheat also together with it. Suffer both to grow until the harvest, and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers: Gather up first the cockle, and bind it into bundles to burn, but the wheat gather ye into my barn.

33 posted on 01/13/2010 7:44:46 AM PST by Alberta's Child (God is great, beer is good . . . and people are crazy.)
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To: Texas Jack

“I’m confused. Isn’t Haiti one of two countries on the island of Hispaniola?
Did the quake only effect the Haitian end of the island?

Or could it be that we’re seeing another media production like New Orleans and Katrina?”

Are you actually being serious? I certainly hope not.


34 posted on 01/13/2010 7:50:39 AM PST by camille31
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To: Alberta's Child
Thank you for a wonderful Scriptural illustration of the point, Alberta's Child.

We are not yet at the harvest.

35 posted on 01/13/2010 7:52:42 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: verity
Ultimately, are not religions predominantly based on faith in their underlying premises rather than logic?

Firstly, your lumping all "religions" together is a faulty premise in your question. Some religions are much better than others because they believe in Faith AND Reason.

36 posted on 01/13/2010 7:53:47 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: Cheap_Hessian
Here's the latest I've heard:

The whole island was filled with grey smoke as the reported 7.0 destroyed all of the downtown area and was felt as far as the Dominican Republic and even Cuba. At this moment, no one is allowed inside his or her houses and there is minimal chance of communication....The city of Petionville was hit hard as one of the hospitals there (Notre Petit Freres et Soeurs) collapsed with patients still inside.

37 posted on 01/13/2010 7:58:48 AM PST by DrewsDad (Seize the false prophets of global warming before they tax us to death)
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To: cripplecreek

I recall reading once that I believe the sugar caners destroyed Haiti and left it with worthless land that is barren and cannot sustain much of anything. I pity the poor people who are ignorant and practice vodoo, probably because that is what they know. We cannot understand such poverty and what these people suffer daily. Statistics show only about 30% are employed of 9,000,000 people It is truly a hell hole on earth.


38 posted on 01/13/2010 7:59:13 AM PST by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: cripplecreek

Before going off on the UN too bad, consider the question.... Why is th UN there? What could possibly happen to make the UN come?


39 posted on 01/13/2010 8:02:03 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . What ever I do is what shall be)
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To: Texas Jack

I’m confused. Isn’t Haiti one of two countries on the island of Hispaniola?
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The whole island is under a whammy. Voodoo curses. Santeria curses. Bad juju there from generations of mucking about with the dark side
Yes Haiti and Dominican Republic both occupy Hispaniola which I think is where Columbus landed first


40 posted on 01/13/2010 8:03:39 AM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Honestly, I’m having trouble ginning up the sympathy. My carer is broke. I’m sure Obama will give them more than the $50,000 he gave Italy when they had their earthquake. After all, these are blacks err... african-americans.


41 posted on 01/13/2010 8:05:03 AM PST by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: bert

Good luck getting ANY praise for the UN out of me. The UN is a global vulture that does little more than feed off the weak and pick the bones of the dead.


42 posted on 01/13/2010 8:09:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek

The UN building was destroyed? Well, I guess ever cloud has a silver lining.


43 posted on 01/13/2010 8:23:25 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: ohiogrammy

Haiti is a mess that’s mostly of their own making. Dominica on the other hand thrives.


44 posted on 01/13/2010 8:23:32 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek

>>Haiti is a mess that’s mostly of their own making. Dominica on the other hand thrives.<<

True.

The earth did it’s part, we will now see, in the next week, how man (the Haitian citizens themselves) will respond once the shock wears off and the reality sets in. Our mission trip in February is almost certainly canceled.

I wonder how the Voodoo temples fared.


45 posted on 01/13/2010 8:25:55 AM PST by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: SE Mom

>>No- it’s not a Katrina moment in that sense. They felt it in the DR but there’s no really awful damage like in Haiti.<<

I suspect it may be partly due to building standards as well. I understand there is a lot of concrete, but not a lot of rebar, in Haiti.


46 posted on 01/13/2010 8:27:53 AM PST by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Lurker

How many years has the UN been “helping” Haiti?

I remember several years back when a Canadian was shot in Haiti. They guy he was with begged UN troops to help get him to a hospital. They said that their orders didn’t allow them to interfere. Instead they stood around as the man died in the street and some even photographed him as he died.


47 posted on 01/13/2010 8:30:34 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Texas Jack

This gives a good idea:
http://www.nowpublic.com/environment/haiti-earthquake-maps-usgs-show-severity-quake-2555581.html


48 posted on 01/13/2010 8:30:41 AM PST by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: cripplecreek

And of course how the UN stood by while the Rwandan Holocaust took place.


49 posted on 01/13/2010 8:32:07 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: freepersup

That map looks almost like it depicts a “strike” against port-au-Prince.


50 posted on 01/13/2010 8:32:23 AM PST by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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