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Haitian gov't says 40,000 buried, another 100,000 thought dead
Foxnews ^ | 1/15/2010 | Staff

Posted on 01/15/2010 12:53:20 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: deathtoll; haiti; haitianearthquake; haitiquake; haitiquake2010
Absolutely horrendous.
1 posted on 01/15/2010 12:53:20 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

I don’t know that I can buy this.
even WITH a standing infrastructure you can’t bury
40,000 bodies in three days, much less with a disrupted
organisation.

I’ll wait and see.


2 posted on 01/15/2010 12:57:49 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

There are mass graves.


3 posted on 01/15/2010 12:58:52 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Like we should trust some tyrannical gov’t....who just wants MORE $$$$


4 posted on 01/15/2010 12:59:03 PM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: goodnesswins

140,000 is 4.6% of a 3 Million population.

Certainly within the realm of possibility seeing the scenes on TV.


5 posted on 01/15/2010 1:00:23 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Word in Haiti from our contacts is that armed thugs, including those who escaped when the prison collapsed, have taken over parts of the airport and are preventing aid distribution.


6 posted on 01/15/2010 1:00:24 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: Red in Blue PA

How can we trust these figures? I want to know what other nations are sending aid? There must be some but all the TV talks about is the USA.


7 posted on 01/15/2010 1:01:13 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: tet68

You’re not quite right. They buried them in dump truck loads. It is likely the bodies with wash out in a rain. And that vermin will dig them out. Will need reburial.

Just my opinion.


8 posted on 01/15/2010 1:01:20 PM PST by bvw
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To: wtc911

The Foxnews reporters have said numerous times that they are amazed at how well the Haitians are dealing with this. Let’s hope they get the thugs....the people have suffered enough.


9 posted on 01/15/2010 1:01:44 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: wtc911
Word in Haiti from our contacts is that armed thugs, including those who escaped when the prison collapsed, have taken over parts of the airport and are preventing aid distribution.

If Zero is serious about this he would fly some Marines in with guns a blazing. I bet a platoon of our boys could take out a thousand of those cowardly thugs.

10 posted on 01/15/2010 1:02:13 PM PST by C19fan
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To: Red in Blue PA

Haitian’s are hardcore people.


11 posted on 01/15/2010 1:03:21 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: Red in Blue PA
That it is..but the really bad thing is that they're stacking corpses up in piles on the roads to create roadblocks because they're frustrated with the slow progress of the aid coming through.
How in the hell is aid supposed to get through if they block the roads....and what a horrible thing to do,desecrating the dead in such a way?
The bodies should be put in pits and burned...the most humane and cleansing way to dispose of a body.
Simply burying them would allow starving animals to dig them up and would also leach disease into the soil and the water supply.
From what I understand,there is some burning taking place but all bodies should be disposed of in the same manner to discourage disease.
12 posted on 01/15/2010 1:03:39 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: tet68

Mass graves being dug to head off cholera epidemic......................


13 posted on 01/15/2010 1:03:49 PM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: wtc911

So where is the “armed thug management” at?
There’s no way that aid should have been dispatched without an armed escort.


14 posted on 01/15/2010 1:04:58 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: C19fan

Our new Mantra should be

OBAMA DITHERED...HAITIANS WITHERED!!!!


15 posted on 01/15/2010 1:12:55 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: C19fan

I heard 5500 military are headed there....


16 posted on 01/15/2010 1:15:06 PM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

40k “buried”? That is simply not credible.


17 posted on 01/15/2010 1:21:06 PM PST by montag813
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To: Red in Blue PA

Just tweeted 2 minutes ago

jacquiecharles

In the midst of suffering, they sing. Spiritual lyrics heard across city, growing louder w continuing aftershocks as way of coping. #Haiti

Please pray for these suffering souls


18 posted on 01/15/2010 1:27:15 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: VRWCTexan

Sadly, all some do here is make jokes at this horrendous tragedy.


19 posted on 01/15/2010 1:28:49 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Likewise on twitter - at least on twitter they can be “blocked”


20 posted on 01/15/2010 1:32:33 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

First reports had China, France, and Canada sending material and people. I believe this was for search and rescue (dogs, infrared, etc.) and not food or clothing. And if Fox was correct, China was on the ground less than 24 hours after the quake.

I’m sure it will be several days, if not weeks, before it is known what is needed from the world community (hate that term) and the best way to put it into action.


21 posted on 01/15/2010 2:12:46 PM PST by roostercashews
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To: Red Badger

Cholera will be the biggest problem.
Clean uncontaminated water is what they will need.
If we don’t see an outbreak it will be a miracle.
Still don’t think they are capable of burying
this many so fast. Not to mention all the unrecovered
ones. This is going to get FAR uglier
than Katrina.


22 posted on 01/15/2010 2:13:45 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

I am amazed at the pictures of the Haitian people moving people in wheelbarrows down the streets almost 3 days without food and water. They are still digging and still helping each other in 90+ degree heat.

I am not sure I could do the same under similar circumstances.

Amazing people.


23 posted on 01/15/2010 2:16:34 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I dunno’bout 40k, but some are being buried. It would make sense to at least photograph the ones being collected for burial.

http://cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2010/01/15/duran.mass.graves.cnn


24 posted on 01/15/2010 2:46:48 PM PST by ResearchMonkey (Enlightenment© being diagnosed.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

There’s a video and article on Haiti’s fromer Pres. Aristird wanting to go back to Haiti and assume the reins, over on CNN. He is one evil man and responsible for alot of Haiti’s issues..He is Voodoo high priest and the one who declared it their national religion. He was ousted in 04 and in exile in Johannasburg Africa.

This concerns me as Clinton was the one who supported him going back into office once they had ousted him before. Now with Clinton and Bush appointed to Haiti to assist..this could happen again and Aristurd is only interested because of the money flow tha will be available...he stole most of it before and is said to be a billion or more. He’s the one speaking on the video. Vile and evil man!

I can’t get the article here and post..maybe someone else can.


25 posted on 01/15/2010 2:47:15 PM PST by caww
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To: caww

Duvalier was vile and evil. I am curious how Aristide was in your opinion.


26 posted on 01/15/2010 2:52:20 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Red Badger

1. Do dead bodies cause epidemics?

No. The bodies of people who have died in a disaster do not cause epidemics. In a disaster, people die as a result of injury, drowning or fire. They are not likely to have epidemic-causing diseases such as cholera, typhoid, malaria or plague when they die. In most cases, those who have survived are more likely to be spreading diseases.

5. Local officials and journalists say there is a risk of disease from dead bodies. Are they correct?

No. Many professionals and journalists misunderstand the risk from dead bodies after a disaster. Even health workers are often misinformed, and contribute to the spread of rumours.

1. How urgent is the collection of dead bodies?

Collecting bodies is not the most urgent task after a disaster. The priority is to care for the living. Dead bodies cause no significant public health risk. Nevertheless, one should collect bodies as soon as possible and take them away for identification.

http://www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/htmlall/health-bodies-140110


27 posted on 01/15/2010 2:52:54 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: Red in Blue PA

http://www.cnn.com/video/ here is the video


28 posted on 01/15/2010 2:54:44 PM PST by caww
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To: caww

wrong one...I am simply not good at this..so you’ll have to scroll down to his video Aristird


29 posted on 01/15/2010 2:56:11 PM PST by caww
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Reports from the airport early on showed planes from all over on the ramps.

The real problem is going to be trying to organize an adhoc effort. That was a major problem at Katrina as well. People loaded up trailer loads of stuff that basically rotted in the fields where it was dumped. Then they get pissed when told their effort was wasted.


30 posted on 01/15/2010 2:56:55 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. They are a drag on society)
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