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Sattelite Photo of Port-au-Prince Haiti Devastation
Geoeye.com ^ | 1/14/10 | Geoeye.com

Posted on 01/14/2010 10:49:09 AM PST by Reaganesque

Click here for the zoomable photo.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: devastation; geoeyedotcom; haiti; haitianearthquake; haitiearthquake; haitiphotographs; haitiphotos; haitiquake; haitiquake2010; portauprince; satellite; satelliteimage; satellitephoto; satellitephotographs; sattelite
Yikes. You know its bad when the devastation is obvious from space.
1 posted on 01/14/2010 10:49:11 AM PST by Reaganesque
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To: Reaganesque

Was this before or after the earthquake?...............


2 posted on 01/14/2010 10:57:12 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: Red Badger

I hope you’re kidding.


3 posted on 01/14/2010 11:07:36 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov.)
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To: Reaganesque
You have to remember to, that just because the roof looks in-tack does not mean all the walls or ceilings were. So it is much much worse than the photo shows
4 posted on 01/14/2010 11:16:18 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Reaganesque

Are you sure that’s not Detroit?


5 posted on 01/14/2010 11:16:25 AM PST by bleach (Sarah, Wake me in 2012)
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To: Reaganesque

how is the image “zoomable”?


6 posted on 01/14/2010 11:16:40 AM PST by Archytekt
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To: Archytekt

It’s zoomable on Google Earth if you download the overlay from yesterday.


7 posted on 01/14/2010 11:21:50 AM PST by youturn (Conference, Christine!)
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To: bleach

One swimming pool, guess where.


8 posted on 01/14/2010 11:26:24 AM PST by MaxMax (Lets get a sense)
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To: mazda77

I’ve got it on my screen. Looks normal................


9 posted on 01/14/2010 11:28:27 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: Archytekt

Just put your cursor anywhere on the pic. It will turn into a + sign. Click


10 posted on 01/14/2010 11:31:24 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Reaganesque
Is that a necklace...
Sorry, bad joke, though I do agree things seem normal...
11 posted on 01/14/2010 11:32:17 AM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: Red Badger

“Was this before or after the earthquake?...............”

I was in Haiti several times in the past.

That is a good question indeed. Frankly, I can’t tell the difference if it is in the past or present.


12 posted on 01/14/2010 11:32:36 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: mazda77

“I hope you’re kidding.”

I can tell you have never been to Haiti.


13 posted on 01/14/2010 11:34:26 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: MaxMax

“One swimming pool, guess where.”

That jumped out at me too.


14 posted on 01/14/2010 11:36:09 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
That is a good question indeed. Frankly, I can’t tell the difference if it is in the past or present.

Hard to tell looking straight down from satellite imagery. Some of those large buildings with intact roofs are probably flattened but you can't see it without some slant view.

15 posted on 01/14/2010 11:36:55 AM PST by TADSLOS (Nigerian Crotch Bombers are U.S. Citizens too!- B. Obama)
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To: Reaganesque

The Presidential Palace is just to the right of center in the photo.


16 posted on 01/14/2010 11:53:26 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Gasoline is up 100% since the election of Barack Hussein Obama. Thanks, Democrats!)
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To: TADSLOS

“Hard to tell looking straight down from satellite imagery. Some of those large buildings with intact roofs are probably flattened but you can’t see it without some slant view.”

The problem is, Haiti has always been, is, and always will be in such god-awful shambles. Earthquake or no, there is no telling the difference whether that photo is past or present...(certainly an exageration on my part I admit).

Before I am accused of being insensitive (not by you), Haitians have always lived in the Stone Age and will continue to do so. They have no concept of a “better world.” They do not know any difference.

It’s like taking an animal out of the wild and trying to introduce it into a different (better) environment. It doesn’t work because the animal does not have a point of reference for comparison.

Okay. It is flack time on me.


17 posted on 01/14/2010 12:03:13 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

C’mon, people. It’s obviously a post-quake photo. Look at the palace. And there’s more ... I definitely see a building on it’s side in this photo.


18 posted on 01/14/2010 12:04:55 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

>”That is a good question indeed. Frankly, I can’t tell the difference if it is in the past or present.”

That’s what corruption does. With all the money we pour into that place in foreign aid, and the country is such a S*** Hole you can hardly tell if its been hit by a major earthquake or not. Sad.


19 posted on 01/14/2010 12:05:39 PM PST by scoobysnak71 (Just a national security threat, trying to get a nut.)
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To: Reaganesque

Took me a moment to catch this, but the one thing to take note of is the absence of fires. Probably due to the lack of natural gas or oil. Nothing to spark a fire or fuel to burn when it is sparked.


20 posted on 01/14/2010 12:06:23 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Reaganesque

Being that this is the Country of Haiti,(or heck anywhere people live) I’m pondering what happens when a family that did survive the earthquake, goes with out water for more than 3 days.


21 posted on 01/14/2010 12:08:35 PM PST by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama has no experience running anything, except his pedestrian mouth.)
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To: NavyCanDo

Excellent observation indeed.

Thank you.


22 posted on 01/14/2010 12:11:37 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: NavyCanDo

There is smoke in this photo. And I’ve seen pics of badly burned victims. Maybe not widespread, but there have been fires.


23 posted on 01/14/2010 12:19:47 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c
I did’nt mean no fires, just the lack of them in comparison to if this would of hit a major US city. Even San Fransisco during the Great Quake was mostly destroyed by the fires that followed.
24 posted on 01/14/2010 12:25:54 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

Oh, I know. Just relaying what I’ve seen. Yeah, the lack of utilities they have there I’m sure has a lot to do with that.


25 posted on 01/14/2010 12:39:20 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: scoobysnak71

“...country is such a S*** Hole you can hardly tell if its been hit by a major earthquake or not...”

I know. I have been there several times in the past not because I wanted to go there. What you are saying is very true. I agree. Haiti is such a corrupt, backward hell-hole...a learning experience but that is all. But the learning experience is important too.


26 posted on 01/14/2010 12:48:46 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Reaganesque

Amazing number of people are visible in the streets.


27 posted on 01/14/2010 12:49:14 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Virtue is to be apologized for. Depravity commands respect. - Galt)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
Agreed. I think most Americans tend to project their own image of normalcy into a scene, then contrast it to the effects on the ground. In other words, we see ourselves in this situation and the ugliness of the environment is amplified. I doubt too many people existing in certain areas of Detroit or New Orleans would be as shocked to the scenery there because they live in similar conditions.

That doesn't take away from the enormity of human suffering in Haiti right now, but Haiti has been a hellhole long before this latest earthquake hit and I suspect it will stay one long after the last recovery aid worker leaves the scene.

In the meantime, all we can do is hope, pray and assist Haitians to the extent that we can.

28 posted on 01/14/2010 2:09:13 PM PST by TADSLOS (Nigerian Crotch Bombers are U.S. Citizens too!- B. Obama)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Reaganesque; NavyCanDo; MaxMax; Red Badger

Here’s another link with before and after comaparisons. The one of the port shows how difficult things are/will be. Half the dock is under water, the rest is broken at the shore - probably laying on the shallow water. The two cranes are knocked down in the water. The white areas look like “sand blows” where the soil was liquified and the sand and water jets up through the asphalt. Weak conditions underneath.

http://www.popsci.com/node/42783


29 posted on 01/14/2010 11:32:47 PM PST by 21twelve
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