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In Haiti, It's U.S. To The Rescue Again
Investors.com ^ | January 13, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff

Posted on 01/13/2010 4:58:52 PM PST by Kaslin

Disaster Relief: Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti was its worst since 1770, leaving the capital in ruins and a death toll that may top 100,000. But help is on its way, and it's America leading the effort.

Our tiny tragic neighbor was already in bad shape when the 7.0 earthquake struck the capital of Port-au-Prince. It wasn't just any 7.0 quake, as if that were not bad enough, but a shallow one, meaning it shook harder.

Worse still, it hit the most populated area of the country, where 3 million of the country's 9 million citizens live — and left thousands dead and many more homeless.

The country's Roman Catholic archbishop perished. The United Nations chief of mission is dead and 150 U.N. personnel are "missing." Embassies are "in the dark," as a State Department official said at a briefing, with many still trying to locate their staffs.

The presidential palace, the buildings of state, the U.N. headquarters and the cathedral lay in rubble. Even the rich areas of the city with decently constructed buildings were devastated. As for the poor, the story is unbearably sad as the injured trapped in hovels cry out for help and bodies are dragged to the streets. There are no ambulances, no telephones, no power and no potable water.

But there is the U.S. and, all partisan politics aside, it's to America's credit that it's once again the last resort of the devastated, and has the biggest, swiftest response under way.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: haiti; haitianearthquake; haitianquake; haitiearthquake; haitiquake; haitiquake2010; haitirelief; portauprince
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1 posted on 01/13/2010 4:58:54 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Finally..A liberal use for the military.


2 posted on 01/13/2010 5:01:05 PM PST by screaminsunshine (!!three if by government)
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To: Kaslin

I expected the Brazilians, Argentinians, Cubans and Venezuelans to come to the rescue. Who would have thought they would just keep their money and not run and help being that they are so helpful and all?


3 posted on 01/13/2010 5:02:35 PM PST by vetvetdoug (FUBO, a fashion statement for conservatives.)
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To: Kaslin

Let Obama give his Nobel prize money. Frankly.......according to him..........this is the most arrogant, selfish nation in the world. So....let him lead by example. I’m tired of giving...and yes, I feel badly for Haiti but go to Europe for assistance; we’re tapped out thanks to BO.

I will offer prayers.


4 posted on 01/13/2010 5:02:49 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Nope, you have to remember Clinton’s deployement of peacekeeping troops to Haiti.......IIRC they were probably STILL there...


5 posted on 01/13/2010 5:03:39 PM PST by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Kaslin

Gee how much will charities associated with the “religion of peace” contribute?


6 posted on 01/13/2010 5:04:03 PM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Like you....I’m tapped out...I have nothing of value that hasn’t been taken or could be useful....I suggest Zer0 print up some of that bale-o-stash cash he been throwin’ around.


7 posted on 01/13/2010 5:05:09 PM PST by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: The Great RJ

No suicide bombers involved, so there.


8 posted on 01/13/2010 5:09:06 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for Obama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

We must have at least a thousand Fema Trailers sitting around from the New Orleans fiasco. Ship them over there instead of letting them fall apart in some field somewhere.

Those people are Homeless and need some help ,but thank God they arent suffering from the Global warming, freezing temperatures we are here in the States.

Maybe Al Gore could spare a few million from his carefully hoarded global warming bucks. How about Soros skipping sending the check to the DNC this month and sending it to these guys.


9 posted on 01/13/2010 5:09:44 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Outlaw Woman

YEP, us too....we’re “tapped out.” Too much in taxes here....and don’t want to support tyrannical leaders who steal the money, anyway.


10 posted on 01/13/2010 5:09:59 PM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: vetvetdoug

I understand the Venezuelans are offering....


11 posted on 01/13/2010 5:10:34 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Kill them until they stop.)
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To: goodnesswins

PRAYERS, however, to the poor people of Haiti. May God give them the courage to overthrow their leaders, and gain freedom.


12 posted on 01/13/2010 5:10:51 PM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: Kaslin

We are tapped out financially here at the repeal household.
All we have left to offer is our prayers.


14 posted on 01/13/2010 5:11:36 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Kaslin

Haiti will not be saved until Fox News deploys Shep Smith!
After all, without him New Orleans would have been a human cesspool. Oh wait....


15 posted on 01/13/2010 5:12:14 PM PST by GRANGER
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To: vetvetdoug

Yet America is the most hated one. Go figger’. How about those countries from the ‘religion of peace’...surely Allah wants to help them (sarc/)


16 posted on 01/13/2010 5:14:48 PM PST by max americana
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To: Kaslin

Just heard on the news that American Relief planes already on the ground....have arrived.......

“God Bless America”


17 posted on 01/13/2010 5:15:01 PM PST by Thinkin
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To: Kaslin

I’ve got this sense of dread that things in Haiti are about to get a whole lot worse. (don’t worry, we’ll get the blame)

When the aid starts flowing it will represent the greatest influx of wealth most Haitians have ever seen. The lust to control it will be strong.


18 posted on 01/13/2010 5:16:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: vetvetdoug

My thought exactly.

Especially when you see the proximity of Haiti to Cuba, and after all they do have such a GREAT health system according to Michael “Triple F” (”the Fat F*** of Flint”)Moore, they should have been curing people before they got sick.

The phony bastards of the world, masters of hypocrisy, especially the COMMIES, never cease to amaze me...yet so many of the poor ignorant people eat their nonsense up because the media give it their blessing, remember who “canonized” “St. Che”.


19 posted on 01/13/2010 5:22:38 PM PST by Former Dodger ( "Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." --Einstein)
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To: Kaslin

....where is Hugo and Fidel on this one????


20 posted on 01/13/2010 5:23:25 PM PST by pointsal
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To: cripplecreek

“When the aid starts flowing it will represent the greatest influx of wealth most Haitians have ever seen. The lust to control it will be strong.”

Sad, but true......As proud as I am that our country..gives...and...gives...and gives....
It makes me sick that the people who need help may never receive any help at all.....just damn...


21 posted on 01/13/2010 5:29:23 PM PST by Thinkin
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To: GRANGER
"Haiti will not be saved until Fox News deploys Shep Smith!"

Shep Smith aside, where is FNC on this story? They're running O'Reilly - and presumably their "normal" prime-time programming in the face of the largest single-day loss of life in this hemisphere (at least in recorded history).

Until such a time that FNC endeavors to be an earnest and legitimate news gathering operation instead of a full-time commentary channel, people will continue to rely on CNN and the broadcast networks for "breaking" stories.

22 posted on 01/13/2010 5:31:43 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Kaslin

In the videos shown on TV there are ambulances moving thru the streets.


23 posted on 01/13/2010 5:38:17 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Gaffer; goodnesswins
Yep...normally we would be first in line to help......but personally, I no longer have that 'compassion' that normally surfaces. It stopped when the Tsunami hit....and we saw Clinton & GHW Bush on TV begging for funds from the "American people". Well I'm sick of it....All we hear is what a 'selfish', 'energy hogging' 'polluting' nation that America has been (which I would like stats on the money AND assistance that Americans have provided during disasters. We have 5% of the population but use 25% of the resources? I'd like to see the stats on how much of that 25% has be reinvested in these poor, ignorant countries. Unless it's for a fellow american......COUNT ME OUT. NO MORE....
24 posted on 01/13/2010 5:38:40 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: max americana

Haitians do not hate America.

The Haitians that move to our country work hard.

They are hated by the African Americans born and raised here because they are successful.


25 posted on 01/13/2010 5:40:31 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I feel pretty much the same these days.


26 posted on 01/13/2010 5:48:51 PM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: Gaffer

Well I just got back from Haiti 3 weeks ago. It was already Hell on Earth. In my opinion. There is no way the resources needed for this can be brought to bear in time. The News is going to be all over this for weeks. There is no water and the people trapped are all going to die. As time passes there will be over a million homeless with no food no water and no place to go. This is only beginning. Even Obamassia can not save them. This is unprcedented.


27 posted on 01/13/2010 5:53:08 PM PST by screaminsunshine (!!three if by government)
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To: screaminsunshine

President Obama, the light skinned negro, could donate his Nobel peace prize money... be a good way for him to take the lead on donations... and then dig into his own pocket..


28 posted on 01/13/2010 6:05:43 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: Outlaw Woman

Not that anyone else will see this at this point but I did want to correct something; Unless it’s for an American or an Iraeli affected by terror...........that’s when I will give.


29 posted on 01/13/2010 6:09:38 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Let Obama give his Nobel prize money.

Yes! It's time to give back!

30 posted on 01/13/2010 6:20:46 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: JoanneSD

Never let a crisis go to waste. The Crats and MSM will now be 24/7 all Haiti all the time to deflect from Obama and paint him as a Hero. Any critisism of his policy will be sacreligious and uncaring of the thousands of dead blacks in Haiti. They will try to use the Hatian disaster as cover to sneak through Health Scam. The leads of all the Networks will fly to Haiti and set up camp. No critisism of Democrats allowed while they are saving millions.


31 posted on 01/13/2010 6:24:40 PM PST by screaminsunshine (!!three if by government)
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The White House Negro says to go to the White House web site and make donations. For me....not in this lifetime, baby. You know what he will do at election time? Brag about all HE and HIS White House did for the relief mission. He will not mention that it was the people who gave the money. Or, he will funnel it to his people to use for pro-health care T.V. ads.

As for our household, my wife just went to the Red Cross site and made a donation in our name.....NOT the corrupt Obama Governments.

32 posted on 01/13/2010 6:33:00 PM PST by jmax
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To: Kaslin
The White House Negro says to go to the White House web site and make donations. For me....not in this lifetime, baby. You know what he will do at election time? Brag about all HE and HIS White House did for the relief mission. He will not mention that it was the people who gave the money. Or, he will funnel it to his people to use for pro-health care T.V. ads.

As for our household, my wife just went to the Red Cross site and made a donation in our name.....NOT the corrupt Obama Governments.

33 posted on 01/13/2010 6:33:03 PM PST by jmax
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To: Outlaw Woman

The Government stole my money out of my pocket and gave it away as charity to wealthy bankers. I don’t have anymore that I wish to give.


34 posted on 01/13/2010 6:50:36 PM PST by Chewbacca (My gun has killed less people than Vice Pres Biden's motorcade.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

OW, sadly I too am starting to feel the same way and it pains me.


37 posted on 01/13/2010 7:05:33 PM PST by ut1992 (Army Brat)
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To: Kaslin

good. We should be helping. Anything less would be unAmerican.


38 posted on 01/13/2010 7:05:49 PM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!)
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To: Kaslin
Can America really TRUST Democrats to forward ALL relief funds to Haiti ?

Sadly, someone has to ask this question.

39 posted on 01/13/2010 7:12:21 PM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: Kaslin

That is because we have so much money to spend on Haiti!/s/


40 posted on 01/13/2010 7:45:16 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Venturer
We must have at least a thousand Fema Trailers sitting around from the New Orleans fiasco. Ship them over there instead of letting them fall apart in some field somewhere.

We had occasion to visit my sister in law in Baton Rogue not quite a year ago. We took a two lane road to the southeast to kind of have a look at Biloxi, since my late brother had gone to Air Force electronic school there. Way out in the middle of nowhere there were thousands of trailers on the hillsides waiting for an earthquake in Haiti.

41 posted on 01/13/2010 7:54:14 PM PST by Western Phil
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To: cripplecreek

When the aid starts flowing it will represent the greatest influx of wealth most Haitians have ever seen. The lust to control it will be strong


I agree with your sentiment but it is appers that no amount of wealth will be worth anything whatsoever for a long time. This is a tragedy of historic proportions. The two best constructed buildings, the UN HQ and the Presidential Palace, are now a pile of rubble. This is tough to watch. Anderson Cooper is doing a very good job right now on the tube.


42 posted on 01/13/2010 8:03:51 PM PST by cornfedcowboy
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To: Gaffer
The UN Peacekeepers that Clinton sent in l994 are STILL there.

And Clinton is the envoy to Haiti.

As usual, libs change nothing...they just want to “sound” empathetic.

46 posted on 01/13/2010 8:26:18 PM PST by roses of sharon (This is a feral government, broken from the civilizing constraints of the Constitution.)
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To: Kaslin

I realize that many of you are might be upset about the prospect of being asked to donate or assist in this disaster after what our government has done to us. Please remember that these people had no warning to prepare for this like we have had for the many hurricanes we have endured in this country. I believe we are a country of caring people and yes, we are on hard times. What these folks are going thru is far harsher than us dealing with an imcompetent leader that we now have to endure for three more years. As a American, I am more ashamed and shocked how Pat Robertson has chosen to react to this event. It tells people around the world that we are in fact what they have been saying about us for all those years. It tells people of all races and religions over the entire globe that Christians are our enemy and should be removed from the planet forever. It plays right into the negative views many have us of us right now. I believe in GOD, but I dont agree with how it is practiced by some people in our country. What Mr Robertson has done is morally wrong. Will his followers now refuse to send any help to assist these people too?

All I am asking is for you to help anyway that you can. If you are a person who can send money, please do. I dont care how much, even a dollar is fine if thats all you can afford. Say a prayer for all of the families that will have lost loved ones, for the children that have lost parents, for parents that have lost children, for friends that will never see each other again and for all the people who didnt get to tell loved ones “I love you” before they died.

IMHO,we as PROUD AMERICANS should come together and work hard to show the world we are not the “GREAT SATAN” that many say we are. We are presented with a great opportunity to show our compassion for our fellow man and yes, we might even show a few terrorists that we are not who they think we are. What a benefit that would be. Our actions could do more than the DEPT of Homeland Security has done at keeping persons who hate us out of this country.

If we take the hard view of this and stand by and do nothing or very little, then we are playing right into terrorists hands and proving everything they have been saying about us is true and fuel another wave of suicide bombers that want to kill us where we stand.

Lets show the people of the world that hate us that they are 1000% wrong about us and about America.

GOD BLESS AMERICA


50 posted on 01/14/2010 4:22:09 AM PST by MRBIGMUTTS
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