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  • 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.
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • How the U.S. Military Will Help Haiti (10,000 troops by Monday?)

    01/15/2010 8:08:13 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 48 replies · 1,324+ views
    Time ^ | 01/13/10 | Mark Thompson
    When an earthquake ravages a country as poor and urbanized as Haiti, it produces the cruelest kind of synergy, as poverty breeds cramped living quarters that are left even more vulnerable by substandard construction work.
  • 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
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  • 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...
  • Kudos to Harper for Haitian rescue effort

    01/14/2010 3:14:21 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 17 replies · 732+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | January 14, 2010 | Greg Weston
    Less than an hour after a massive earthquake turned Haiti into an unimaginable hell of death and devastation, Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued an extraordinary call to action, remarkably putting the first Canadian rescue team on the stricken island by the next afternoon. By all accounts, the launch of Operation Hestia (goddess of the hearth) was vintage Harper: No nonsense; no excuses. It all started Tuesday evening, minutes after word of the Haitian catastrophe reached Harper’s office. The PM was briefed aboard his jet as he arrived in Ottawa from a day-trip to Quebec, and immediately issued two clear orders...
  • HAITI, AND COAKLEY ... Mark Steyn

    01/15/2010 12:13:30 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 23 replies · 1,622+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 14 Jan 2010 | Mark Steyn
    HH: I begin this Thursday with Columnist To the World, Mark Steyn, Very few people have traveled as far around the globe as Mark. Mark, have you ever seen anything remotely approaching this Haiti thing? MS: No, because I think Haiti is, certainly in the Western Hemisphere, as near as you can get to an entirely non-functioning state. By the standards of the Caribbean, it’s a failure and a disaster before the earthquake strikes. If an earthquake had happened to strike the Bahamas, or even the Turks And Caicos, it would not have looked like this. And that’s why...
  • '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 -...
  • Haiti earthquake: corpses used as roadblocks as anger grows

    01/14/2010 9:06:06 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 46 replies · 1,784+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/15/2008
    Shaul Schwarz, a photographer for TIME magazine, said he saw at least two downtown roadblocks formed with bodies of earthquake victims and rocks. "They are starting to block the roads with bodies, it's getting ugly out there, people are fed up with getting no help," he said. President Barack Obama has promised Haitians they would not be forgotten, offering $100 million in immediate earthquake aid and the backing of every element of US power. A large-scale US military and civilian aid operation has gained momentum with Washington sending rescue teams, ships, helicopters, planes, a floating hospital, emergency supplies and more...
  • Who's running Haiti? No one, say the people

    01/14/2010 3:00:32 PM PST · by NCjim · 64 replies · 1,959+ views
    Desperate Haitians turned rubble-strewn streets and parks into makeshift hospitals and refugee camps on Thursday in the absence of any noticeable response from authorities in Haiti after Tuesday's earthquake. With the 7.0 magnitude earthquake collapsing the presidential palace, a string of ministries and the headquarters of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country, Haiti faces a dangerous vacuum in security and government. The Caribbean nation of 9 million people, the poorest in the western hemisphere, has a turbulent history of conflict, social turmoil, dictatorship, fragile institutions and devastating natural catastrophes. Many in the capital Port-au-Prince picked away at shattered buildings...
  • Obama to Pen Cover Story on Haiti and the Earthquake for Newsweek

    01/14/2010 4:04:49 PM PST · by Baladas · 46 replies · 1,141+ views
    WSJ ^ | January 14, 2010 | Russell Adams
    Like at a lot of publications, Newsweek was forced to start its week over when the earthquake hit Haiti. Give the magazine credit for an artful recovery. The Washington Post Co.-owned publication has tapped President Barack Obama to pen a cover story on Haiti for the Jan. 25 issue hitting newsstands on Monday. Newsweek was readying a story about the Google-China row when the earthquake hit. Editor Jon Meacham scrapped his plans and hit the phones in search of the highest authority he could find to weigh in, according to a person familiar with the matter. He reached David Axelrod,...
  • Haiti aid groups ask companies for cash, not goods

    01/14/2010 4:42:35 PM PST · by SJackson · 43 replies · 1,315+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1-14-10
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Aid groups asked companies to donate cash to help earthquake relief efforts in Haiti instead of supplies like clothing and tents that they cannot distribute yet because of the devastation. World Relief groups are trying to address immediate needs such as clean water and medical supplies, and also are trying to keep airspace around Haiti clear for those needs. Planes full of supplies headed to the Port-au-Prince airport on Thursday, but they arrived faster than ground crews could unload them. Aviation authorities had to restrict non-military flights from U.S. airspace because they feared the planes would...
  • Haiti: enslaved by its dark history

    01/14/2010 4:45:31 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 53 replies · 2,251+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/14/2008 | Ian Thomson
    For 200 years the Caribbean nation has suffered from natural disasters and violent rulers By any standards, Haiti represents a very great concentration of misery and dashed hopes. In January 1804 – a key date in the history of a bedevilled country – the African slaves overthrew their French masters and declared the world’s first black republic. Haiti became an emblem of slavery’s longed-for abolition. And the slave leader, Toussaint L’Ouverture, was hailed by William Wordsworth, among other Romantics, as a “morning star” of the Americas. Since independence, however, emperors, kings and presidents-for-life have misruled the Caribbean nation through violence...
  • 30 Years Ago Haiti Grew All the Rice It Needed. What Happened?

    01/14/2010 5:11:09 PM PST · by La Lydia · 66 replies · 2,509+ views
    Marguerite ^ | April 21, 2008 | Bill Quigley
    ...The New York Times lectured Haiti on April 18 (2008) that “Haiti, its agriculture industry in shambles, needs to better feed itself.” Unfortunately, the article did not talk at all about one of the main causes of the shortages -- the fact that the U.S. and other international financial bodies destroyed Haitian rice farmers to create a major market for the heavily subsidized rice from U.S. farmers. This is not the only cause of hunger in Haiti and other poor countries, but it is a major force. Thirty years ago, Haiti raised nearly all the rice it needed. What happened?...
  • "Before" and "After" Satellite Shots of Port-Au-Prince in Wake of Earthquake in Haiti - Video

    01/14/2010 5:11:52 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 1,294+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 14, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a CBS News report that shows "Before" and "After" Satellite shots of the Haitian Capital City of Port-Au-Prince as a result of the 7.0 Earthquake that struck there Tuesday. The report uses "Google Earth" satellite imagery to focus in on some key landmarks such as the Presidential Palace, the National Cathedral. The images reveal utter devastation in the city. . . . . (VIDEO)
  • Clooney Organizing Telethon for Haiti (Smug Alert)

    01/14/2010 5:51:50 PM PST · by kristinn · 19 replies · 1,086+ views
    Variety ^ | Thursday, January 14, 2010 | Jon Weisman
    SMUG ALERT!George Clooney is leading an effort to organize a Jan. 22 primetime telethon to raise money for aid to victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The details of the telethon were in the embryonic stage as of Thursday afternoon, but the existing plan is for it to air from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern. MTV Networks said it is collaborating with Clooney on the telethon, and HBO and CBS confirmed they are on board.
  • How Bush-Cheney Policy Screwed Haiti (Mega-Barf Alert)

    01/14/2010 6:23:42 PM PST · by texanyankee · 24 replies · 943+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | January 13, 2010 | James Ridgeway
    In the wake of the devastating earthquake, American eyes are again turned toward Haiti—something that only seems to happen when yet another disaster strikes, and never during the daily chaos and misery that plague the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. I’ve spent a good deal of time in Haiti, reporting first on the repression under the Duvaliers, then on the rise of Jean-Bertrand Aristide's popular movement, and then on the 1991 military coup that brought him down. I was there during the period of the 1994 military intervention that restored Aristede to power. US interest in the country seemed...
  • Eleven-Year-Old Girl Freed from Rubble in Haiti - Video 1/14/10

    01/14/2010 6:26:14 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 341+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 14, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of the news that an 11 year-old girl that was pinned under an iron beam in Haiti has been rescued after hours of work! Reports had been done about the girl earlier in the day as rescuers tried to free her. They were having to decide whether or not to amputate her leg to free her, or continue to try to free her and save the leg. They were able to cut the beam off of her and get her out with her leg intact, although she is badly injured. She is now being treated at a...
  • Haiti earthquake in pictures: The unimaginable horror which has torn a country apart

    The destruction has been described as unimaginable. But for the people of Haiti, the effects wrought by Tuesday's catastrophic earthquake are all too real. It is now two days since the disaster ripped their island apart - but few are able to comprehend the sheer scale of the crisis. Much of the capital Port-au-Prince lies waste. In public squares and makeshift hospitals, in playing fields and parks, stunned survivors squat motionless on blankets or stagger around with glazed eyes. Rescue workers make desperate - and frequently futile attempts to prise away masonry to free trapped victims. But in many cases,...
  • Desperate Haitians Await Aid Following Quake

    01/15/2010 4:53:01 AM PST · by USALiberty · 25 replies · 830+ views ^ | Jan. 15, 2010 | VOA News
    Desperate Haitians have spent a third night in the streets of the capital, Port-au-Prince, waiting for promised aid that is slowly trickling in following Tuesday's devastating earthquake. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson was expected to drop anchor off the Haiti coast Friday where it will serve as a floating airport for helicopters carrying rescue teams and supplies. Troops and planeloads of desperately needed food and medicine from many countries began slowly arriving in Haiti Thursday after the worst earthquake in 200 years reduced the capital city to rubble. The aid flights, however, have swamped the main airport.
  • President Bill Clinton: What we can do to help Haiti, now and beyond

    01/14/2010 7:54:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 974+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 14, 2010 | President Bill Clinton
    As I write, we don't know the extent of the damage wrought by the earthquake that rocked the coast of Haiti on Tuesday. But a tragic number of people have been killed or injured, and early estimates indicate that nearly 3 million people -- almost a third of Haiti's population-- may need aid, making this one of the great humanitarian emergencies in the history of the Americas. I met with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday and with other key U.N. leaders to discuss Haiti's immediate and long-term needs. Those who are still alive under the rubble must be...
  • Poorest of the poor

    01/14/2010 12:50:19 PM PST · by WILLIALAL · 2 replies · 435+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | unknown | Mary McCarty
    In one of the world's worst slums, Cite Soleil, a school named after the daughter of Ohio Sen. Mike DeWine aspires to nourish and educate (Snip) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti | Tucked into the western edge of this capital city is a slum so wretched and so dangerous it is strictly off-limits to U.S. government personnel. More from this series Valley missionaries continue to return to Haiti Aid workers find themselves preparing children for a future that may never come Haitians have learned to put their trust in the hands of the Lord The name, ironically, means "City of the Sun." "Nobody...
  • Danny Glover on Haiti and Climate Change: We Have to Act Now

    01/14/2010 12:34:40 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 53 replies · 1,431+ views ^ | JANUARY 13, 2010 |
    With thoughtful insight into the devastation that struck Haiti yesterday, Link TV board member Danny Glover spoke with our friends at GRITtv today to discuss steps forward for the Haitian capital. Glover points out that in this great moment of internationalism, the U.S. has the opportunity to rebuild its relationship with Haiti, and he voices a warning that disasters like this will inevitably strike again as climate change continues.
  • US evangelist's Haiti comment 'utterly stupid': White House

    01/14/2010 12:36:37 PM PST · by TheDon · 60 replies · 1,536+ views
    AFP ^ | Jan 14, 2010
    The White House on Thursday dismissed a comment by evangelical preacher Pat Robertson that Haiti's earthquake was retribution for the country swearing a "pact to the devil" as "utterly stupid." Robertson weighed in on Haiti's history on his Christian Broadcasting Network show "The 700 Club" on Wednesday. Haitians were originally "under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon the third, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil," said the 80-year-old former presidential candidate. "They said, we will serve you if you will get us free from the French. True story. And so,...
  • The ceremony at the Bois Caïman (Haiti and voodu and Robertson)

    01/14/2010 12:37:41 PM PST · by La Lydia · 38 replies · 1,725+ views
    Ghost of a Fela ^ | January 14, 2010 | Anthropologist to the Stars!
    Call Pat Robertson crazy or, worse yet, insensitive for his remarks following the earthquake in Haiti. To a reasonable person (by which I mean an NPR listener's self-concept), the notion Tuesday's 7.3 magnitude earthquake was punishment for a 200 year old pact with the Devil sounds crazy or, worse yet, insensitive. This perhaps particularly so to a reasonable person recalling Robertson's remarks along similar lines following 9/11. The trouble for critics of Robertson's insensitivity (I have seen no sympathy for the devil troubling him), is that Haitians say much the same thing themselves. The commonly accepted date for the start...
  • Gibbs: Limbaugh's Haiti comments 'really stupid'

    01/14/2010 12:44:57 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 83 replies · 4,287+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 14, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is firing back at Rush Limbaugh after the conservative talk radio host urged people not to donate to relief efforts in Haiti. Spokesman Robert Gibbs says there are always people who say "really stupid things" during a crisis. He says it's sad that Limbaugh would use the power of his pulpit to convince people not to assist those in need.
  • Haiti Earthquake: No Food, No Water... And Gutters Running With Blood

    01/14/2010 12:51:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 36 replies · 2,026+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 14, 2010
    Haiti Earthquake: No Food, No Water... And Gutters Running With Blood WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Liz Hazelton 14th January 2010 16 Britons missing after quake rips island apart Hillary Clinton: 'Biblical' damage is on par with the 2004 Asian tsunami Aid workers begin to pour on to island as emergency fund launched. Britain pledges $10m in aid as Brown describes 'tragedy beyond imagination' Tens of thousands of people are facing a second catastrophe tonight as they struggled for survival on the devastated island of Haiti. With no food, no water and no shelter, aid agencies were in a desperate race against...
  • Limbaugh Tells Caller Accusing Him Of Discouraging Donations To Haiti "You're a Blockhead" - Video

    01/14/2010 1:00:54 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 49 replies · 2,743+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 14, 2010 | Michael
    Here is video of Rush Limbaugh trying to explain his comments to a caller that is accusing him of discouraging donations for Haiti and politicizing the earthquake. The caller said she heard about Limbaugh's comments from the Huffington Post. (Video)Limbaugh said to the caller after she constantly interrupted, "what I'm illustrating here is that you're a blockhead, what I'm illustrating here is that you're a close-minded bigot, who is ill informed. I am being patient and tolerant and I'm trying to explain this to you and you're totally closed to it, I am hitting you with piercing penetrating logic and...
  • White House Taps Bush, Clinton to Help Lead Haiti Relief

    01/14/2010 1:05:18 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies · 1,405+ views ^ | Jan. 14, 2010
    President Obama has tapped George W. Bush, a prime target of Democratic criticism during the presidential campaign for his response to Hurricane Katrina, to help lead Haiti relief efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated the country two days ago. Bush will join up with former President Bill Clinton, who is also the United Nations special envoy for Haiti. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday that Obama, who spoke with Bush Wednesday evening, is looking to replicate the relief effort that Clinton and George H.W. Bush led after the 2004 tsunami that struck Asia. "The president...
  • Kerry on Telecom Industry Response Efforts in Haiti

    01/14/2010 2:11:52 PM PST · by mdittmar · 6 replies · 470+ views
    Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology ^ | January 14, 2010 | Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2010 CONTACT: DC Press Office, (202) 224-4159 BOSTON - Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, today commented on efforts by the telecommunications industry in providing communications expertise, equipment and manpower to earthquake ravaged Haiti, as well as on the industry's massive fundraising effort which made Wednesday the biggest day in history for mobile phone generated charity. Facebook and Twitter are also serving as a tool for giving. "Last night at a community meeting on this awful earthquake, I heard story after story of people who can't reach...
  • 1.7 Billion Reasons to Defend Pat Robertson

    01/14/2010 1:17:00 PM PST · by ZGuy · 139 replies · 3,104+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 1/13/10 | Gary L. Cass, Christian Anti-Defamation Commission
    It is excruciating to see the images of human suffering emanating from Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. Prayers and practical compassionate care is truly needed. But sometimes things are said in the midst of crises that exacerbate the already raw feelings of grieving people. So then what's all the fuss about Pat Robertson's remarks? I first knew something was up while driving yesterday. I heard two national conservative talk radio personalities make some disparaging remarks about Pat Robertson, who, by the way, is one of the reasons they even have jobs. Pat was one of the most...
  • Video: Rush Rips Political Use Of Haiti Disaster

    01/14/2010 2:11:15 PM PST · by careyb · 11 replies · 1,016+ views
    EIB ^ | 1/14/10 | Rush
    Liberals won't like this one bit.
  • Israel's envoy to Dominican Republic describes shocking Haiti scenes

    01/14/2010 12:38:55 PM PST · by naturalized · 27 replies · 1,461+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | January 14, 2010 | Barak Ravid
    Israel's ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Amos Radian, on Thursday described the carnage wrought by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Haiti's capital Port Au Prince on Tuesday.
  • More on the "curse"

    01/14/2010 12:12:26 PM PST · by GonzoII · 27 replies · 768+ views ^ | January 14, 2010 | Robert George
    More on the "curse" Thanks, Rob, for that link to the post on Pat Robertson at Get Religion.  It does, as you say, provide useful context---context that the author rightly says should be mentioned by people reporting Rev. Robertson's remarks.I do not know if others who have viewed the video clip perceive it as I do, but among the things that struck me was Robertson's evident sincerity.  In this case, at least, I don't think he was being a showman.  He seems to really believe in the "curse" and the legend of the "pact with the devil."  Moreover, I didn't...
  • Rush Limbaugh Slams Obama's Response to Haiti Earthquake

    01/14/2010 11:36:57 AM PST · by Steelfish · 91 replies · 4,034+ views
    CBSNews ^ | January 14, 2010
    January 14, 2010 1:32 PM Rush Limbaugh Slams Obama's Response to Haiti Earthquake Stephanie Condon (AP Photo)In the face of utter devastation across Haiti following a huge earthquake, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves yesterday to blast President Obama for his response to the crisis. The disaster enables Mr. Obama to highlight his "compassionate" and "humanitarian" credentials and to "boost his credibility with the black community," Limbaugh said. He also decried the White House's promotion of charitable organizations through which people can contribute to the disaster relief. "We've already donated to Haiti," he said. "It's called...
  • My Prayer for Haiti

    01/14/2010 11:38:50 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 231+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 14 Jan 09 | EC
    Haiti has been dealt a crippling blow, with the recent earthquake destroying and devastating practically the entire capitol of Port Au Prince. We can all pray for the Haitians and that they are able to survive, and perhaps even use this event as a springboard to free themselves from the generations of corrupt Marxist welfare-state rule that has caused even more suffering than the earthquake...
  • CBS Reporter in Haitian Home When Tremor Hits; Appears in Live Shot with Silent Katie Couric - Video

    01/14/2010 11:41:42 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 35 replies · 1,786+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 14, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of CBS News reporter Jeff Glor in Haiti where he talked with victims and showed some of the hardest hit areas of Port-Au-Prince. Glor followed a family into their damaged home and while he was talking with her, a tremor took place that sent them all running back out into the street. Glor also shows the scene outside a hospital where many of the wounded are lying in the street with no help. He then appeared in a live shot with CBS Anchor Katie Couric. Glor continued to talk with Couric standing beside him. Couric never said...
  • Haiti Relief (Vanity)

    01/14/2010 11:52:55 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 60 replies · 1,256+ views
    Watching the ongoing relief efforst on TV, it is frustrating to know that people deserately need the basics and will probably not get them for days. The officials are offloading everything at the airport andit is stacking up. I am no expert, but IMO we need to be doing a 2 pronged approach to this disaster, and airstyle-type drop of World War II combined with the precise relief we are seeing set up on television. But why they are not doing the airdrops is beyond me. The peeople need the basics such as water and crackers and these could beeasily...
  • Florida College Hired Private Search Team to Find Its Missing Students

    01/14/2010 11:44:56 AM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies · 708+ views
    ABCnews ^ | January 14, 2010
    Haiti Earthquake: Missing Lynn University Student and Two Professors [Pics in URL] Florida College Hired Private Search Team to Find Its Missing Students By EMILY FRIEDMAN Jan. 14, 2010 One student and two professors from a Florida university mission group are missing in the chaos and rubble of Haiti's earthquake, despite the efforts of a private search team hired by the school to find its missing staff and students. L-R: Christine Gianacaci, Richard Bruno, Patrick Hartwick ( University) The private contractor was commissioned by Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. So far, the contractor has located 11 members of the...