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  • Hillary helped 'crook' get $10 million for Haiti scam (500 earthquake victims without homes)

    08/24/2016 9:48:57 AM PDT · by amorphous · 14 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 23 August 2016
    Meet convicted felon Claudio Osorio, the Miami man serving a 12-year prison sentence who scammed American taxpayers out of $10 million and Haiti earthquake victims out of 500 homes – all with the help of the Clintons. Osorio, 54, a pal of Bill and Hillary Clinton and President Obama, is a Clinton Foundation donor. He even hosted fundraisers for them at his waterfront home in Florida. After the catastrophic 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Osorio collected millions from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a federal agency that operates under the U.S. State Department.
  • Secy Hillary, the Clinton Foundation and Cheryl Mills cash-in on the Haiti earthquake

    08/18/2016 3:14:24 AM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies
    THE HILLARY DAILY ^ | Sept 2, 2015 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    EDITED EXCERPT Here's another blatant conflict of interest at Hillary’s State Department. Less than a week after the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, Secy Hillary — in charge of America’s response / billions of tax dollars at her disposal — requested a proposal from her Chief of Staff, Cheryl Mills about teacher training in Haiti. Apparently money-grubbing Mills and her live-in had already studied the profit-making possibilities. Mills dutifully forwarded a multi-million dollar proposal for rebuilding schools in Port-Au-Prince along with developing and training a “Teachers Corps” in Haiti using 500 American teachers in Haiti.....Surprise. The proposal...
  • 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...