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  • Funeral for Ben Larson, ELCA Seminarian, to be held Feb. 6

    02/03/2010 7:33:40 PM PST · by lightman · 7 replies · 298+ views
    ELCA News Service ^ | 3 February AD 2010 | Melissa Ramirez-Cooper
    Funeral for Ben Larson, ELCA Seminarian, to be held Feb. 6 10-048-MRC CHICAGO (ELCA) -- A service of "song and prayer" for Benjamin Judd Larson will be held Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, Decorah, Iowa. Immediately following the service Larson, 25, will be buried in Phelps Cemetery, Decorah. Larson, a seminary student of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), was killed in the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. The Luther College Nordic Choir will sing at the service and internment. Larson was a member of the choir while a student at Luther College, Decorah. Luther...
  • Don Bosco Prep mourns losses at Haitian school belonging to same Catholic order

    01/20/2010 8:47:48 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 308+ views
    north ^ | 01.19.10 | ALLISON PRIES
    As they continued to look for survivors and shelter the homeless, officials from the Salesians of St. John Bosco learned Tuesday that several hundred people had perished, according to Hannah Gregory, a Salesian public relations representative. The private high school is a part of the Salesian Catholic order, which works specifically with young people around the world, encouraging them to learn and care for themselves. The order had six facilities in Haiti; most have been destroyed. The hardest hit was a compound called Enam in Port-au-Prince that served primary grades and offered vocational training for older children, said the Rev....
  • At least 5,500 Americans are missing and unaccounted for in Haiti -U.S. State Department

    01/19/2010 8:37:59 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 67 replies · 3,387+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1-19-10
    Breaking News Alert: At least 5,500 Americans are missing and unaccounted for in Haiti, the U.S. State Department tells NBC News...
  • 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.
  • Is aid arriving fast enough? [Haiti]

    01/16/2010 2:59:03 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 11 replies · 486+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan. 16, 2010 | Cooper - Honore
    Video report and interview. CNN's Anderson Cooper speaks with retired General Russel Honore about the best way to help Haiti. link
  • 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...
  • Gates rules out airdropping aid for fear of riots

    01/15/2010 6:23:42 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 62 replies · 2,125+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 16, 2010 | By Jeff Schogol,
    ARLINGTON, Va. — Top defense officials have ruled out airdropping food, water and medical supplies over Haiti, fearing that chaos would be the unintended result. “It seems to me that without having any structure on the ground, in terms of distribution, that an airdrop is simply going to lead to riots as people try and go after that stuff,” said Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Friday. On Thursday, an Air Force official said that a lack of fuel and equipment was slowing air operations at the Port-au-Prince airport. The first of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson’s 19 helicopters have...
  • ER Doctor needs help gathering goods for Haitians

    01/15/2010 2:39:42 PM PST · by iowamark · 3 replies · 427+ views
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 01/15/2010 | Jami Brinton
    CORALVILLE – Congestion at the Port-au-Prince airport in Haiti is hampering the ability for one University of Iowa emergency medical doctor to travel to the country and provide assistance to those who survived the quake. It has been an agonizing few days for Dr. Christopher Buresh, assistant clinical professor of emergency medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, to hear about what is happening in a country he has frequented and to know he cannot get there as quickly as he would like. “The emails say ‘Help, we’re out of Band-Aids, we’re out of gloves, we’re out of...
  • Clarifying Mohler's Thoughts on Haiti / Criticsm of Robertson's Past Outrageous Statements

    01/15/2010 2:33:54 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies · 338+ views ^ | Vanity / Al Mohler
    Earlier, I posted a thread from Al Mohler's blog titled "Does God Hate Haiti?" I made the mistake of posting the whole blog rather than the excerpt highlighting Mohler's main points. Many freepers made assumptions about Mohler's Biblical insight based on the title and first few paragraphs without reading the ENTIRE article. Mohler is simply reminding believers GOD is in control of all things, whether we fully understand His reasons or not. "We have no right to claim that God was surprised by the earthquake in Haiti, or to allow that God could not have prevented it from happening." Mohler...
  • Haitian gov't says 40,000 buried, another 100,000 thought dead

    01/15/2010 12:53:20 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 29 replies · 1,017+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 1/15/2010 | Staff
    Headline only on Foxnews TV
  • Does God Hate Haiti?

    01/15/2010 11:35:04 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 98 replies · 1,590+ views ^ | 1/14/2010 | Al Mohler
    The images streaming in from Haiti look like scenes from Dante's Inferno. The scale of the calamity is unprecedented. In many ways, Haiti has almost ceased to exist. The earthquake that will forever change that nation came as subterranean plates shifted about six miles under the surface of the earth, along a fault line that had threatened trouble for centuries. But no one saw a quake of this magnitude coming. The 7.0 quake came like a nightmare, with the city of Port-au-Prince crumbling, entire villages collapsing, bodies flying in the air and crushed under mountains of debris. Orphanages, churches, markets,...
  • U.S. Military Expected to Have Nearly 10,000 Personnel in Haiti by Monday - Video 1/14/10

    01/15/2010 5:11:22 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 633+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 15, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a video report on the plan for close to 10,000 U.S. Military Personnel to be on the ground in Haiti, or on ships just offshore by Monday. The speed with which everything can be put in place is being hampered there by the fact that the Port-Au-Prince Airport has only one usable runway, and there are so many planes needing to use it. An entire brigade of 3,500 from the 82nd Airborne is expected to be on the ground by this weekend to provide security in the devastated area. The Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Carl Vinson should arrive on...
  • Haitian Voodoo

    01/14/2010 8:58:04 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 33 replies · 1,482+ views
    Roman Catholicism may be the nominal faith in Haiti but voodoo is the true national religion. Closely related to this is the common practice of santeria, animal sacrifice. The most egregious African superstitions have merged with a superficial and distorted version of Christianity to produce a primordial blend of arrant nonsense that has created a cult of barbarism. Haiti is not the most impoverished and backward nation in the Western hemisphere simply by happenstance. It remains, as it always has, beyond the pale of civilization. And all the romanticizing of the Haitian people by the MSM won't change that reality.
  • Lack of Food, Water, and Shelter Leaves Port-Au-Prince a "City on Edge" - Video 1/14/10

    01/14/2010 8:57:22 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 356+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 14, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a video report on the desperate situation in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, where the city is described as being "on edge" as lack of food, water, and shelter are taking their toll on the people. The streets are described as being the "roads of the dead" as bodies are everywhere, with not enough room in the cemeteries to bury them all. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Haitian Families Struggle to Find, Bury Their Dead

    01/14/2010 8:16:34 PM PST · by kristinn · 13 replies · 1,067+ views
    AP via The New York Times ^ | Thursday, January 14, 2010 | Gregory Bull in Port-au-Prince and others
    Some of the dead in this shattered city line the roads, carefully placed garments shrouding their faces. Others are carried into the hills for quick burials. Hundreds are arrayed in a macabre tangle of limbs outside a morgue, just feet from the grievously wounded. The living and the dead here share the same space -- the sidewalks, the public plazas, the hospitals. The living are frightened of being inside in case another earthquake hits; the dead are everywhere. On the doorstep of a pharmacy, six bodies were lined up shoulder to shoulder. On the body of one woman, covered in...
  • Haitian ambassador: Our alleged “pact with the devil” helped your country a lot

    01/14/2010 7:57:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 1,413+ views
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2010 | Allahpundit
    Via Breitbart, the Robertson story’s almost out of gas but a rejoinder this clever deserves wider airing. Most were content to hammer Reverend Pat yesterday for blaming the victims, but this guy’s after bigger game. If you’re trying to divine divine will by tracing a cause-and-effect line between certain historical data points, how do you know which data points to select? Does Haiti get no credit in the heavenly ledger for overthrowing a slaveholder regime and thereby bringing about the conditions for the U.S. to purchase the Louisiana territory? If not, if that’s spoiled by their, ahem, “pact with the...
  • Gangs Armed With Machetes Loot Port-Au-Prince

    01/14/2010 6:02:55 PM PST · by traumer · 62 replies · 2,517+ views
    Central Business District Resembles Hell On Earth As Bodies Pile Up And Armed Men Battle Over Food, Supplies PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CBS) The earthquake aftermath has brought out the best and worst of the people of Haiti. Much like the days after Hurricane Katrina, looting has become a problem very quickly. The looting appears to be isolated to Port-au-Prince's old commercial center. It's an area that under normal circumstances would be filled with many shops, markets and a few homes. But on Wednesday it was a completely different scene. It looked like a war zone. Some of the buildings were on...
  • Haitians Revolt Over Quake Response ("Corpse Roadblocks" Erected To Protest Lack of Help)

    01/14/2010 5:28:53 PM PST · by kristinn · 180 replies · 5,093+ views
    TVNZ ^ | Friday, January 15, 2010
    Desperate Haitians have set up roadblocks with corpses in Port-au-Prince to demand quicker relief efforts after a massive earthquake killed tens of thousands and left countless others homeless. Angry survivors staged the protest as international aid began arriving in the Haitian capital to help a nation traumatized by a magnitude 7.0 quake that flattened homes and government buildings. More than 48 hours after the disaster, tens of thousands of people have clamoured for food and water and help digging out relatives still missing under the rubble. Shaul Schwarz, a photographer for TIME magazine, says he saw at least two downtown...
  • 'Roadblock of corpses' in desperate Haiti

    01/14/2010 10:48:51 PM PST · by myknowledge · 66 replies · 2,666+ views
    Nine News ^ | January 15, 2010
    Haitians have begun blocking their roads with corpses in a dramatic protest against the delay in aid at the capital of Port-au-Prince. PHOTOS: Earthquake devastation rocks HaitiThe sight was witnessed by TIME magazine photographer Shaul Schwarz, who told Reuters news agency that he saw two roadblocks in the city formed entirely of dead bodies jammed together. "They are starting to block the roads with bodies; it's getting ugly out there. People are fed up with getting no help," he was reported as saying. (READ MORE: Despair as Haiti sees little sign of aid) In the third night since the quake,...
  • Haiti 48 hours later

    01/14/2010 10:11:54 PM PST · by Kartographer · 13 replies · 659+ views ^ | 1/14/10
    Two days after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck beneath Port-au-Prince, Haiti, some of the massive damage is becoming more apparent. Rescue teams are arriving, aid groups are trying their best to battle huge logistical challenges, bodies are being identified, and some medical care is being given. Rescue teams from all over the world have joined the recovery effort, as the United States pledged $100 million in relief efforts. The Red Cross ventured an estimate of up to 50,000 deaths, as bodies at the local morgues overflowed into the streets. Collected here are some more scenes from this devastated region -...