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  • In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief (built 6 permanent homes)

    06/04/2015 6:16:36 AM PDT · by dead · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | Laura Sullivan
    When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever. The American Red Cross vowed to help Haitians rebuild, but after five years the Red Cross' legacy in Haiti is not new roads, or schools, or hundreds of new homes. It's difficult to know where all the money went. NPR and ProPublica went in search of the nearly $500 million and found a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success,...
  • Haiti: When Will Rebuilding Begin? [Video][CIRH,CGI Chaired By Bill Clinton Slow to Act]

    04/17/2011 2:31:45 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 28 replies
    France ^ | 14/03/2011 | Alexandra RENARD
    In 35 seconds, the city of Léogane was almost entirely destroyed by last year’s earthquake. A year after, 80% of the victims are still living in camps surrounded by rubble, without water or electricity. Despite millions in international aid, the rebuilding process is at a standstill.
  • How the Clintons worked Haiti

    05/15/2015 2:39:56 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 16 replies ^ | May 14, 2015 | Scott Johnson
    [I]n the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake, while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, the Obama administration and Congress gave Bill Clinton carte blanche in handling hundreds of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars flowing to Haiti for recovery and reconstruction. This translated into enormous political power for the former president in the poorest country in the hemisphere, making him a de facto cacique. Mr. Clinton loves to paint himself as a third-world redeemer, as he did in an interview in Africa with an NBC reporter that aired last week. The reporter asked about charges that the Clinton Foundation’s practice...
  • Protesters Gather at Clinton Foundation to Complain of 'Missing Money' from Haiti Recovery

    01/13/2015 7:22:39 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/12/2015 | Danial Halper
    Protesters gathered outside the Clinton Foundation in New York City to complain about "missing money" from the Haiti recovery effort from the 2010 earthquake: "New Yorkers with roots in Haiti say the picture [of the Haiti recovery] isn't so rosy," said the NY1 anchor. The protesters claimed that the $10 billion meant to help rebuild Haiti did little to help the country after the devastating quake. And that much of the money went to non-Haitian companies. "[I]n Harlem, people raised their voices to call attention to the missing money," said the local New York City reporter. "This protest outside the...
  • Disaster doctors may be using the wrong drugs

    12/26/2010 12:01:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 5+ views
    Nature News ^ | 22 December 2010 | Daniel Cressey
    Study of Haiti earthquake victims shows most wounds infected with Gram-negative, not Gram-positive, bacteria. Guidelines for medical teams responding to catastrophes such as the Haiti earthquake may be causing doctors to miss a crucial set of deadly bacteria. According to an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) rapid-response team, a large proportion of the wounds treated at their field hospital in Haiti were infected with Gram-negative pathogens. These bacteria are largely ignored in current recommendations on drug treatment for disaster victims. Staining with the dye crystal violet is widely used to differentiate bacteria into two types — Gram-positive and Gram-negative — in...
  • Dissing America - Patriotism Cooling

    02/11/2010 6:51:56 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 9 replies · 631+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 02-10-2010 | Lloyd Marcus
    I struggled with whether or not to discuss this topic. Our Haitian neighbors are suffering tremendously. I am extremely proud and thank God that we, America, were first on the scene, doing what we always do: come to the rescue of people in need. I questioned, "Lloyd, are you making much ado about nothing?" Well, you be the judge. I am confident that Indianapolis Colts football player Pierre Garçon meant no disrespect to the USA when he waved the Haitian flag after the Colts' victory over the Jets in the AFC championship game. However, I must confess that it rubbed...
  • Haiti quake toll now more than 217,000

    02/10/2010 9:16:00 PM PST · by myknowledge · 15 replies · 434+ views
    Nine News ^ | February 11, 2010 | Andrew Beatty and M.J. Smith
    The death toll from last month's Haiti earthquake has risen to more than 217,000, while the focus turned to providing shelter for the homeless before heavy rains and the hurricane season come. "There are people who put forth the figure of 230,000, but we have counted a bit more than 217,000. These are verified figures," Interior Minister Paul Bien-Aime said. Earlier, the government said it buried 170,000 bodies in mass graves in the month since the January 12 quake. The communications ministry said a statement from President Rene Preval that 270,000 bodies were buried contained a typographical error, and that...
  • Pull U.S. troops out of Haiti: America's military relief role is done

    02/05/2010 5:19:35 PM PST · by Abakumov · 14 replies · 545+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2010 | Editorial
    It is time to start bringing our troops home from Haiti. The earthquake is over; order is restored; the star-studded benefit songs have been recorded. When the emergency ends and reconstruction begins, the mission should be handed off to other government departments, and the fighting forces should depart.
  • Haiti earthquake revealed the terrible cost of poor building design

    01/29/2010 9:59:23 PM PST · by myknowledge · 59 replies · 2,792+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2010 | Roger K. Lewis
    The sight of thousands of collapsed structures in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, may lead you to wonder whether a strong earthquake could cause equally widespread, catastrophic building collapse in an American city. Fortunately, diligent engineering, up-to-date building codes and sound construction techniques ensure that many structures in America would withstand earthquake forces. But could some of our buildings, especially old ones, be vulnerable if seismic forces are sufficiently strong? Age, per se, does not determine earthquake survivability, which instead depends on the inherent strength of a building's overall structural framework. Old or new, any poorly engineered or cheaply constructed building always will...
  • Haiti begs for aid as bodies pile up

    01/26/2010 1:25:41 AM PST · by myknowledge · 21 replies · 985+ views
    Nine News ^ | January 26, 2010 | Dave Clark
    Haiti's premier is begging foreign donors to back the reconstruction of his quake-hit country as looting and chaotic food handouts show the grim conditions facing survivors. Nearly two weeks after the disaster, which killed around 150,000 people and left a million homeless, international powers meeting in Montreal heard that it would take at least a decade to rebuild the stricken Caribbean nation. Haitian police shot two people in the head as scavengers plundered the debris in the ruined heart of Port-au-Prince, while thousands more people joined a mass exodus from squalid tent camps in the capital. "The country is ravaged,...
  • London boy raises £130k for Haiti quake aid by cycling

    01/25/2010 4:45:03 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 2 replies · 232+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/25/2010 | Staff
    A seven-year-old west London boy has now raised more than £130,000 for Haiti quake victims in a sponsored bike ride. Charlie Simpson, from Fulham, had hoped to raise £500 by cycling five miles (8km) around South Park on Sunday for Unicef's relief efforts in Haiti. A day after his five-mile ride Charlie said: "My legs are a bit sore after the ride, but it was really fun." His effort led to donations pouring in on the JustGiving website from as far away as New Zealand and Hong Kong. Charlie, who went back to school earlier, is still unaware of how...
  • Another massive quake may threaten Haiti

    01/23/2010 2:25:48 PM PST · by myknowledge · 27 replies · 1,644+ views
    Nine News ^ | January 24, 2010 | Jean-Louis Santini
    Another earthquake is threatening to hit Haiti with possibly more force than the massive quake that levelled Port-au-Prince, seismologists say. Aftershocks have already rattled the impoverished Caribbean nation in the days following the January 12 quake that killed over 110,000 people, left nearly 610,000 homeless and injured scores more. On Wednesday, a magnitude 5.9 quake struck people already scrambling to rebuild their tattered lives. But more are likely on their way. The US Geological Survey (USGS) estimated on Thursday that there's a 25 per cent probability that one or several magnitude 6 aftershocks could strike in the coming weeks, although...
  • (vanity) Impressed by the Haitian People

    01/23/2010 5:06:14 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 16 replies · 674+ views
    1/23/10 | me
    I must say, I've been very impressed by the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake. Yes, there have been reports of some violence, looting, and the rest. But I confess, ten days plus after the fact, I find their behavior simply remarkable. I've been through a measly week long power outage and you would have thought it was the end of the world, judging by the masses. We all saw what went on with Katrina, within 48-72 hours. Historians will look at this years from now, and they are smarter than me. Is it just that Americans...
  • The upside of Yankee imperialism in Haiti: American generosity has leftists up in arms

    01/22/2010 6:46:57 PM PST · by Abakumov · 19 replies · 1,225+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 25, 2010 | Editorial
    Ten thousand U.S. troops were deployed to secure distribution centers, protect aid shipments and - most importantly - get the airport up and working. Some Haitians reportedly said the presence of U.S. troops made them "fear for their sovereignty," but in one case where food aid was air-dropped, a mob-scene resulted and people were killed. Haitian sovereignty cannot be left to the care of machete-wielding gangs. Tales of a U.S. "invasion" to seize Haiti began to spread as soon as American boots were on the ground. Bolivia's socialist President Evo Morales called the U.S. relief effort "unjust, inhuman and opportunistic"...
  • Anger Grows In Haiti's 'Most Dangerous Slum'!

    01/21/2010 6:25:59 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 3 replies · 415+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 1-21-10 | James
    The following videos give us an intimate look at current Haitian disaster relief complications! Images like this cause our domestic worries to dissolve into shock and compassion. From Sky News TV: "With the gangs back on the street mixed with the people who don't have anything, the coming days may be precarious for Cite Soleil." In the most unstable and poverty stricken area of the quake zone, the failure to unclog the aid supply could have dangerous consequences.
  • Haiti's mass graves swell; doctors fear more death

    01/21/2010 6:54:10 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 14 replies · 540+ views
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | January 21, 2010 | MIKE MELIA
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Workers are carving out mass graves on a hillside north of Haiti's capital, using earth-movers to bury 10,000 earthquake victims in a single day while relief workers warn the death toll could increase. Medical clinics have 12-day patient backlogs, untreated injuries are festering and makeshift camps housing thousands of survivors could foster disease, experts said. "The next health risk could include outbreaks of diarrhea, respiratory tract infections and other diseases among hundreds of thousands of Haitians living in overcrowded camps with poor or nonexistent sanitation," said Dr. Greg Elder, deputy operations manager for Doctors Without Borders in...
  • The Obamas Write a $15,000 Check for Haiti Recovery (But Spent $40,000 on Christmas Vacation)

    01/20/2010 5:32:54 PM PST · by kristinn · 56 replies · 2,229+ views
    ABC News ^ | Wednesday, January 20, 2010 | Sunlen Miller
    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama donated $15,000 today to the Haiti relief efforts, the White House confirms. The donation came from their personal bank account, a check written to the Clinton-Bush Haiti fund. “The President and First Lady have been inspired by the way that millions of Americans have responded with tremendous generosity to the Haiti crisis – even in these tough economic times,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest says, “So, today, they sent their own check for $15,000 to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund to support the ongoing relief efforts in that country.” The Clinton-Bush Haiti fund was...
  • Strong 6.1 earthquake strikes Haiti

    01/20/2010 5:53:42 AM PST · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 645+ views
    Port-au-Prince has been hit by a strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the moment magnitude scale, eight days after the Haitian capital was razed by a 7.0 tremor. The quake struck 59 kilometres west of the city, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). It followed the much more powerful quake on January 12 that is thought to have killed up to 200,000 people. Witnesses say the latest tremor sent people who were camping out in the capital's streets running away from crumbled buildings in panic. Residents reported a low vibration followed by a brief but more powerful rumbling shake at...
  • Haiti quake creates thousands of new orphans

    01/19/2010 8:34:21 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 9 replies · 369+ views
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | January 19, 2010 | TAMARA LUSH
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Jean Peterson Estime was outside playing soccer when his home pancaked in last week's earthquake and killed his parents and five sisters. Now he sleeps with thousands in a Port-au-Prince park and forages in rubble for food and goods he can sell to survive. "I'm trying to get a little job so I can take care of myself," he says, attempting to look brave even as he shuffles his dirty feet in too-big sandals. What the 13-year-old really wants is someone to take him in. Tens of thousands of children have been orphaned by the magnitude-7.0 quake,...
  • 75,000 killed in Haiti earthquake

    01/19/2010 7:24:02 PM PST · by myknowledge · 6 replies · 536+ views
    The Australian ^ | January 20, 2010
    THE number of people killed in last week's devastating Haitian earthquake has risen to 75,000, while 250,000 were injured and a million left homeless, the Haitian government said yesterday. The updated figures were contained in an statement issued by Haiti's civil defence department, which said the beleaguered Caribbean nation is in desperate need of temporary shelters, water, food, medical supplies and counselors. One week ago, Haiti was hit by a massive 7.0-magnitude quake which shattered homes and buried citizens under tonnes of rubble across a broad area around the capital Port au Prince. The statement said half of the buildings...
  • Haiti - Jeanette's Rescue - Jan 18, 2010 8_11 PM.mp4

    01/19/2010 1:16:58 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 6 replies · 357+ views
    Youtube ^ | 1-18-10 | Unknown
    Amazing viedo of a woman rescued after six days of being buried alive....blurry screen alert as well as moron Olberdork alert at the end
  • Haitians begin arriving in central Florida

    01/19/2010 12:06:52 PM PST · by I still care · 26 replies · 1,083+ views
    Bay News 9 ^ | Jan 19, 2010 | Central Florida News 13
    SANFORD-- Thousands of Haitian evacuees are arriving in Central Florida this week. They have been flying into the Orlando-Sanford International Airport on military planes since the weekend and more are expected over the next few days. The Department of Children and Families and the American Red Cross said that although they do expect more flights, they don't get much notice on when the flights will land. So far, officials estimate more than 1,000 Haitian-Americans have flown into Sanford. Most of the evacuees are U.S. citizens who were visiting Haiti when the earthquake struck. Some are Haitian orphans. They were emotional...
  • (TN) UT doctor treating Haitian quake victims

    01/19/2010 11:56:23 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 3 replies · 337+ views
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | January 19, 2010 | Allison Kwesell
    JIMANI, Dominican Republic -- A teary-eyed woman, frozen with pain, sat quietly in a room. All around her lay people with screws poking out of their legs, children with cardboard splints on broken arms and legs, men with mangled limbs and swollen faces. Some are asleep, others rock back and forth in agony. IV fluid bags hang from light bulbs, fire extinguishers and edges of windows. Medical charts are a sheet of white paper either taped above patients' mattresses on the floor or on their chests. Wails and crying roll out of surgical rooms and faint Haitian hymns can be...
  • Wyclef (Jean) on Haiti Charity (embezzlement): Mistakes Were Made

    01/18/2010 7:13:03 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 7 replies · 881+ views
    His country facing a veritable apocalypse, Wyclef Jean took time out Monday to make an impassioned plea for help and yet another emotional defense of his charitable motives. Days after The Smoking Gun posted financial records suggesting his Yéle Haiti Foundation may have enriched the former Fugee, Wyclef reiterated remarks from this weekend and insisted that all donations were going directly to help his homeland. "Have I made mistakes? Yes," Jean said a press conference Monday. "Did I use Yéle money for personal gains? Absolutely not. The books are open. We have a clean bill of health from an auditor."...
  • Now violence stalks the streets in Haiti

    01/18/2010 2:57:44 PM PST · by myknowledge · 38 replies · 2,182+ views
    The Australian ^ | January 19, 2010
    PORT-AU-PRINCE: Prayers of thanks and cries for help rose from Haiti's huddled homeless yesterday, the sixth day of a humanitarian crisis that was straining the world's ability to respond and igniting violence amid the rubble of Port-au-Prince. Haitian police struggled to scatter hundreds of stone-throwing looters in the city's Old Market. Elsewhere downtown, amid the smoke from bonfires burning uncollected bodies, gunfire rang out and bands of machete-wielding young men roamed the streets, faces hidden by bandanas. Aid groups complained of skewed priorities and a supply bottleneck at the US-controlled airport. The general in charge said the US military was...
  • President of Haiti meets with Chief Voodoo Priest

    01/18/2010 2:46:52 PM PST · by conimbricenses · 31 replies · 1,215+ views
    Some Voodoo priests in Haiti, meanwhile, have expressed their dismay at the way in which bodies have been thrown into mass graves. “It is not in our culture to bury people in such a fashion,” said chief Voodoo priest Max Beauvoir at a meeting with President Rene Preval. “The conditions in which bodies are being buried is not respecting the dignity of these people.”
  • Damaged Haiti port to open in 2-3 days: U.S. commander

    01/18/2010 1:11:14 PM PST · by myknowledge · 16 replies · 786+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 18, 2010 | Andrew Cawthorne and Catherine Bremer
    PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - The U.S. military hopes to have Haiti's main port open in two or three days for shipments of emergency relief supplies to earthquake survivors, the American officer in charge of logistics said on Monday. The Port-au-Prince dock could not receive ships because it was badly damaged by last Tuesday's quake, which submerged the quay and smashed equipment, including the only container crane. "They have a phenomenal port, which we will get opened in two to three days, and we have a great airfield. My instructions are to move things in as fast as we can," Brigadier General...
  • Fear of the poor is hampering Haiti rescue [America's fault!!]

    01/18/2010 8:53:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 1,503+ views
    The London Times ^ | January 18, 2010 | Linda Polman
    Aid workers have already baptised the earthquake in Haiti a “historical disaster”. It will rate high in the annals of the humanitarian aid world because of the number of victims and scale of the destruction. But the rescue operation is also becoming notorious for the slowness with which aid is reaching the victims. Five days after the quake hit, many places are still largely bereft of international aid. Not through lack of funds, supplies or emergency experts. Those are all pouring in from dozens of countries. But most of the aid — and aid workers — seems stuck at the...
  • UN, FEMA Tell Search & Rescue Teams 'Don't Come to Haiti' (Where's Obama?)

    01/18/2010 6:48:50 AM PST · by kristinn · 158 replies · 6,403+ views
    Monday, January 18, 2010 | Kristinn
    With the window of survivability still open for Haitians trapped in the rubble of last week's catastrophic earthquake, the UN and FEMA are telling search and rescue teams waiting to deploy to Haiti to forget about it.Reports out of Houston are saying that one of the premier search and rescue units in the world has been on standby since shortly after the quake but was never called.Texas TV station KTRK gave this description of Texas Task Force 1:The TX-TF1 team which was activated for this deployment was a Type I Urban Search and Rescue Team which is comprised of 80...
  • Security fears mount in lawless post-earthquake Haiti

    01/18/2010 1:10:59 AM PST · by myknowledge · 10 replies · 810+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2010 | Manuel Roig-Franzia, Mary Beth Sheridan and Michael E. Ruane
    Desperate Haitians scrambled Sunday to find food and water and guarded their meager possessions against the advance of looters as the U.S. and other nations struggled to jump-start a sluggish relief effort. Even as Navy and Coast Guard ships arrived offshore, a round-the-clock airlift intensified and additional dignitaries appeared, the frantic victims of Tuesday's 7.0-magnitude earthquake were growing more fearful as they pleaded for help and security in a lawless city.
  • 121-member IDF medical and rescue team saves Haitian government worker

    01/18/2010 12:30:39 AM PST · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 432+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | January 18, 2010 | Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
    Among the chaos and lack of law and order in Haiti since the earthquake that may have killed hundreds of thousands of people, the IDF medical and rescue team has seen a few points of light. Not long after their arrival in Port-au-Prince, the team members saved the life of a customs clerk who was trapped in his office for 125 hours by debris, and then treated him in the Israeli field hospital - by far the largest, most equipped and best organized in the country.
  • Haiti earthquake: confusion at airport hampers aid effort

    01/17/2010 11:45:48 PM PST · by myknowledge · 32 replies · 1,366+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | January 18, 2010
    A leading aid group has complained of skewed priorities and a supply bottleneck at the US-controlled airport. The Geneva-based aid group Medecins Sans Frontiers said: "There is little sign of significant aid distribution." The "major difficulty," it said, was the bottleneck at the airport. It said a flight carrying its own inflatable hospital was denied landing clearance and was being trucked overland from Santo Domingo, almost 200 miles away in the Dominican Republic, delaying its arrival by 24 hours. French, Brazilian and other officials had earlier complained about the airport's refusal to allow their supply planes to land. A World...
  • Greg-alogue: Danny Glover's Haiti Earthquake Theory

    01/17/2010 7:50:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 546+ views
    Fox News' Red Eye ^ | January 17, 2010 | Greg Gutfeld
    The fact that Danny Glover is nuttier than elephant poop should surprise no one. But now, he's even topped himself, as the washed-up actor blames the Haiti earthquake on the response to the climate change conference. Check it out, check-it-outers: (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DANNY GLOVER, ACTOR/ACTIVIST: That means that other countries in the region — Venezuela, Brazil, Cuba and other countries have already accepted the point that this is a great moment for another type of internationalism, you know. And I hope we seize this particular moment because the threat of what happens in Haiti is the threat that can...
  • Don't give Haitians a penny, says rightwing US shock jock (barf alert)

    01/17/2010 6:04:08 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 144 replies · 3,769+ views ^ | 1/17/2010 | Staff
    Amid the rash of appeals for Haiti donations has come a call from one of the most prominent voices on the American right for people to hang on to their cash because Barack Obama might steal it. Rush Limbaugh, the most popular radio talkshow host, who is sometimes described as the real leader of the Republican party, says Americans should not give a penny to a population struggling for survival after the earthquake. Limbaugh agreed with a caller suspicious that the White House website was being used to direct funds to the American Red Cross. "Would you trust the money's...
  • Why God Hates Haiti - The frustrating theology of suffering.

    01/17/2010 5:21:04 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 50 replies · 1,762+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Jan 15, 2010 | Lisa Miller
    Why God Hates Haiti The frustrating theology of suffering. By Lisa Miller | NEWSWEEK Published Jan 15, 2010 From the magazine issue dated Jan 25, 2010 Haiti is surely a Job among nations. It is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere: half its population lives on less than a dollar a day. With 98 percent of its forests felled and burned for firewood, Haiti is uniquely vulnerable to flooding from hurricanes. In 2008 four storms in as many weeks left a million homeless. Haiti has an infant-mortality rate worse than that of many African nations, and its people are...
  • Elderly and Abandoned, 85 Haitians Await Death

    01/17/2010 11:34:50 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 102 replies · 2,415+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 1/17/2010 | Staff
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The old lady crawls in the dirt, wailing for her pills. The elderly man lies motionless as rats pick at his overflowing diaper. There is no food, water or medicine for the 85 surviving residents of the Port-au-Prince Municipal Nursing Home, barely a mile from the airport where a massive international aid effort is taking shape. "Help us, help us," 69-year-old Mari-Ange Levee begged Sunday, lying on the ground with a broken leg and ribs. A cluster of flies swarmed the open fracture in her skull. One man has already died, and administrator Jean Emmanuel said more...
  • Haitians Seek Solace Amid the Ruins

    01/17/2010 10:56:29 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies · 387+ views ^ | 1/17/2010 | Staff
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — With their churches flattened, their priests killed and their Bibles lost amid the rubble of their homes, desperate Haitians prayed in the streets on Sunday, raising their arms in the air and asking God to ease their grief. Outside the city’s main cathedral, built in 1750 but now a giant pile of twisted metal, shattered stained glass and cracked concrete, parishioners held a makeshift service at the curb outside, not far from where scores of homeless people were camping out in a public park. The bishop’s sermon of hope was a hard sell, though, as many listening...
  • Five Days After Quake, Doctor Says Intact Haiti Hospital Has No Patients (Where's Obama?)

    01/17/2010 10:51:12 AM PST · by kristinn · 22 replies · 1,612+ views
    Sunday, January 17, 2010 | Kristinn
    Five days after the catastrophic 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, a medical worker has sent an urgent plea/complaint that the hospital he is at outside Port Au Prince has only treated four quake victims from the destroyed Haitian capital while teams of surgeons have no patients to treat.Tim Traynor sent the following e-mail to Democracy Now!I am sitting at Hopital Sacre Coeur in Milot, Haiti, 75 miles north of PAP waiting for patients that have yet to arrive. I have a 7 member trauma/ general surgery team that arrived from the States earlier this afternoon and have received only 4 people...
  • Where are all of the atheist organizations in Haiti? (Vanity)

    01/17/2010 6:29:07 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 42 replies · 1,046+ views
    We always hear from the MSM and from atheist groups, especially at Christmas, how atheist groups are on par with Christian groups. Watching the Haiti devastation and the people helping down there in the chaos and destruction, I have not yet seen even one single atheist organization. Please post if you see one.
  • At Haiti roadblock, a lesson in power dynamics

    01/16/2010 6:55:03 PM PST · by Saije · 40 replies · 2,595+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/16/2010 | Joe Mozingo
    The giant gray Hueys came from the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. There was no sign from below of their intention: Were they delivering relief, or Marines? The crowd began to run, but not away. Hundreds poured across the highway and down a rutted dirt road to a rocky field along the shore, where a collapsed blue sloop listed in the surf. The prop wash from the landing choppers kicked up grit and small rocks. The people kept running. They piled up at each copter door as the rotors wound down, grabbing and shouting words that the crews surely didn't understand....
  • Raw Video: View From Above Haiti Damage

    01/16/2010 12:46:53 PM PST · by dr_lew · 669+ views
    Google News ^ | 1/15/2010 | AP
    Link to Youtube VIDEO
  • Honore: U.S. military should have reached Haiti sooner

    01/16/2010 11:53:53 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 44 replies · 1,416+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/16/2010 | Staff
    Washington (CNN) -- The retired general who took charge of relief efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana, after Hurricane Katrina said Thursday that the U.S. military should have arrived in earthquake-devastated Haiti 24 hours earlier. "The good Samaritans who moved early on the first day are to be applauded. They made a difference," said Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, a CNN contributor. "What we've got to do now is get the heavy equipment in. I thought the U.S. military could have been there a day earlier. They're on the ground now, and they have a brigade en route, and that's going to...
  • Shameless: White House Burnishes Obama Image on Haiti With Timeline Release (Rush was right)

    01/16/2010 7:59:27 AM PST · by kristinn · 88 replies · 7,201+ views
    Saturday, January 16, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Obama administration is burnishing Barack Obama's image as intently focused on the plight of Haitians by pushing on the press a detailed-to-the-minute timeline of Obama's involvement with the response to the Haiti earthquake this week.This shameless promotion of Obama confirms what Rush Limbaugh said earlier this week--that Obama would use the earthquake for his political benefit.The release of the Haiti timeline is in stark contrast to the failure of the White House to similarly account for Obama's time in the aftermath of the Christmas Day terror attack on America while Obama was on vacation in Hawaii. Then, the administration...
  • Haiti earthquake: President Preval says country like a war zone

    01/16/2010 7:02:31 AM PST · by myknowledge · 75 replies · 2,044+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | January 16, 2010
    Haitian President Rene Preval said: "The damage I have seen here can be compared to the damage you would see if the country was bombed for 15 days. It is like in a war." The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated much of the hilly coastal city on Tuesday also collapsed the elegant presidential palace and his own home. Authorities in Haiti, already the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, are saying they believe the death toll will be between 100,000 and 200,000 and that three-quarters of the city will need to be rebuilt.
  • Haiti telethon, Jan. 22, hosted by George Clooney -- OBAMA-THON in the making?

    01/16/2010 6:02:19 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 12 replies · 612+ views
    self | 1/16/10 | NewJerseyJoe
    Loser actor George Clooney is hosting a telethon for Haiti on January 22. A worthwhile cause, but let's see if the following happen: we'll hear how magnificent the Teleprompter is andhow bad the U.S. (specifically G.W. Bush) ishow "climate change" and healthcare are part of the problemhow the Teleprompter is the only thing that can save the world. To top it off, this telethon is being held on the same day as the Right-to-Life March in Washington, DC -- and the tens of millions murdered by abortion far outnumber those killed by the earthquake. But you don't see any Hollywood...
  • After a Day of Deliveries, US Ship Runs Out of Aid (Carl Vinson in Haiti becalmed by bureaucracy)

    01/16/2010 6:06:39 AM PST · by kristinn · 125 replies · 5,422+ views
    AFP ^ | Saturday, January 16, 2010 | Daphne Benoit
    ABOARD THE USS CARL VINSON — Helicopters sit ready to go from this US aircraft carrier off Haiti, but there's a problem: after a day of frantic aid runs there is simply nothing left to deliver. Aboard the warship some 3,500 US military personnel have been coordinating the flights of 19 US helicopters carrying aid since early morning. SNIP In less than 12 hours, helicopters from the USS Carl Vinson made some 20 trips to scout the ravaged landscape and deliver items that were originally intended for the ship's crew. Among the supplies dropped off were thousands of bottles of...
  • 'Utter Chaos' At Haiti Hospitals After Quake

    01/16/2010 5:19:58 AM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies · 776+ views
    Sky News ^ | Saturday January 16, 2010 | Stuart Ramsay in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    An earthquake that devastated Haiti has left thousands in dire need of medical attention - but hospitals are being stretched to near breaking point. An earthquake that devastated Haiti has left thousands in dire need of medical attention - but hospitals are being stretched to near breaking point. The disaster, estimated to have killed up to 200,000 people, has left many more injured. But the quake has damaged the nation's infrastructure so severely that many survivors are succumbing to their wounds due to lack of treatment. The injured keep coming into hospitals that cannot cope. Corridors and waiting areas at...
  • Lutheran World Federation Worker Describes Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

    01/15/2010 8:54:37 PM PST · by lightman · 5 replies · 378+ views
    ELCA News Service ^ | 15 January AD 2010 | Melissa Ramirez-Cooper
    Lutheran World Federation Worker Describes Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 10-017-MRC/LWI CHICAGO (ELCA) -- "It looks like a war zone," and "so far no real help is in sight," said Eric Celiz of the situation in earthquake-ravaged Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Celiz is a financial officer of the Caribbean/Haiti program of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Department for World Service. Celiz told Lutheran World Information (LWI) that streets in the Haitian capital were crowded with people fleeing their homes for fear of aftershocks that continued to rattle the earth, or whose homes have been destroyed. The magnitude of the catastrophe has left a shocked feeling...
  • Haitians Wait Desperately for Relief That Hasn't Come (Haitian: Obama Failing Fellow Blacks)

    01/15/2010 4:39:58 PM PST · by kristinn · 76 replies · 3,203+ views
    ABC News ^ | Friday, January 15, 2010 | Martha Raddatz
    We watched Friday as aircraft arrived nonstop, carrying massive amounts of food, water and U.S. military personnel along with it. Some 20,000 large water containers arrived today and 80,000 more are on the USS Carl Vinson off the coast of Haiti, along with 600,000 daily food rations which are continually flowing in. But all this effort and all these supplies moving does not mean Haitians are getting the large supplies of food and water that they need. Instead, most of the supplies are sitting idle at the airport. The widespread distribution of desperately needed supplies to Haiti's earthquake victims won't...
  • Warnings of chaos in Haiti as Port-au-Prince struggles with disaster

    01/15/2010 3:53:20 PM PST · by myknowledge · 18 replies · 739+ views
    Times Online ^ | January 15, 2010 | Catherine Philp, James Bone and Jacqui Goddard
    United Nations peacekeepers warned today that Haiti’s capital could quickly descend into rioting if three million hungry, thirsty and traumatised quake survivors were forced to go longer without emergency aid. The warning came as aid agencies battled to deliver tonnes of aid to Haiti’s capital in spite of blocked roads, a clogged airport and shattered ports. Looters have emptied food shops and scuffles broken out among survivors fighting over scarce water as the wait for help drags on. Brazil’s Defence Minister, Nelson Jobim, warned that the Brazilian-led peacekeeping force could struggle to cope if desperation spilled into violence. “We are...