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  • Pelosi Leading Congressional Trip to Haiti

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is traveling with a handful of Democratic congressmen and one Republican on a trip to Haiti today, the speaker's office announced. A month after an enormous earthquake tore the country apart, the country of Haiti is still struggling to recover. "In the spirit of President Obama, we go to demonstrate the ongoing American commitment to the Haitian people – that they will not be forsaken or forgotten," Pelosi said in a statement. She said it was critical for both Democrats and Republicans to take the opportunity to examine the reconstruction efforts in Haiti before Congress considers...
  • The song We Are The World is officially re-released as "We Are The World - 25", but is it any good?

    02/13/2010 11:09:51 AM PST · by RGirard · 26 replies · 620+ views ^ | Feb. 12, 2010 | Réne Girard
    The song "We Are The World" was originally released in 1985 to raise money for Africa, and now it has been re-released in 2010 as "We Are The World - 25" to raise money for Haiti, but is it any good? ... The new version features none of the original singers except Michael Jackson who is spliced in for a duet with his sister Janet. We Are The World -25 was first shown tonight, Feb. 12, before the opening ceremony for the 2010 Olympic games in Vancouver on NBC, local station KNSD 7 in San Diego. Here are some current...
  • Less-than-stellar remake 'We Are the World' debuts at Olympics in Vancouver

    02/13/2010 10:38:49 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 24 replies · 590+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 13, 2010 | Chris Richards
    "We Are the World" got a bad rap. Not the original charity anthem recorded in 1985, but the 25th-anniversary remake that debuted Friday night during coverage of the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The updated take was horribly oversung, but it was largely faithful to the original tune written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie -- save for the 21st-century rap verses added toward the end of the track. One group rap-along, penned by Will.I.Am and led by LL Cool J, ends with a particularly platitudinous couplet: "We are the world connected by a common bond: Love!...
  • Reuters: Haiti judge will free 10 Americans [U.S. missionaries]

    02/10/2010 6:43:57 PM PST · by ETL · 39 replies · 1,117+ views news services ^ | February 10, 2010
    Missionaries, who were accused of kidnapping, could be released news services updated less than 1 minute ago A Haitian judge has decided to release 10 U.S. missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 children and trying to spirit them out of the earthquake-stricken country, a judicial source told Reuters Wednesday. However, NBC News reported that no final decision had been made, though it's possible a decision could be made as early as Thursday. A lawyer representing one told The Associated Press he expects Judge Bernard Saint-Vil to issue his recommendation to the prosecutor Thursday. The prosecutor has the right to appeal...
  • 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.
  • Utah Haiti volunteer blog: Angels, hope, church organization

    02/05/2010 12:05:01 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 931 replies · 3,922+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | February 3, 2010 | Curtis C. Newman
    Curtis C. Newman, a volunteer for the Utah Hospitals Task Force, is writing a series of first-person stories on what he sees in Haiti.   Wednesday, Feb. 3: Tender mercies PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Marlin Cheri was standing near a cinder block wall of her home when a wall fell over during the earthquake. She was able to cover most of her head and escape most of the debris. Unfortunately, a piece of cinder block damaged her forehead and left eye. Her face was lacerated deeply, including her eyelid and eye. She came to today to Community Hospital of Port-au-Prince to...
  • U.S. Could Very Well be in Haiti for the Oil

    02/03/2010 5:50:33 PM PST · by DecoyJames · 43 replies · 1,049+ views
    Political Lore ^ | AlexNobles
    Haiti is sitting on one of the biggest untouched oil reserves in the world. If anything the earthquake has proven this, as oil is being found everywhere. In 2008 Metrople reported that Haiti could have larger oil reserves than even Venezuela.
  • U.S. Will Reimburse Hospitals That Treat Haitians

    02/01/2010 9:04:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 346+ views
    NYT ^ | 2/1/10 | PETER BAKER and JOSEPH BERGER
    WASHINGTON —The federal government announced on Monday that it would reimburse American hospitals who treat Haitian earthquake victims with life-threatening injuries, making it possible for more hospitals in states outside Florida to consider taking those patients. The announcement came as a C-130 cargo plane was being sent to carry at least 10 Haitians seriously injured in the earthquake from Port-au-Prince to Palm Beach, Fla., the first military airlift of wounded Haitians since a controversial suspension of the flights last week.
  • So. Baptists detained in Haiti on mission to aid children

    02/01/2010 5:58:01 PM PST · by Dubya · 65 replies · 1,449+ views
    MERIDIAN, Idaho (BP)--Members of two Southern Baptist churches in Idaho are awaiting word on what a Haitian judge will decide Feb. 1 when he hears the case of 10 Americans accused of unlawfully trying to remove 33 children from Haiti. Five of the 10 are members of Central Valley Baptist Church in Meridian, Idaho, and three are from Eastside Baptist Church in Twin Falls, including Eastside's pastor, Paul Thompson. Two others are believed to be from other states.
  • Can We Afford to Help Haiti? (Southern Avenger)

    01/31/2010 11:44:12 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 556+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-01-25 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    In the wake of the Haiti earthquake tragedy, something unusual has been happening amongst conservatives. On talk radio, the blogosphere and elsewhere, some have been wondering how our government can afford to help Haiti given the current economic crisis in the United States. Considering the magnitude of the tragedy in Haiti, I found this to be a rather insensitive question. It’s also a good one. Republican opposition to the Democrats’ national healthcare agenda is in large part due to the exorbitant cost, perceived inefficiency and intrusive, bureaucratic character of the plan. Still, argue liberals, there are too many Americans suffering...
  • Haiti earthquake: voodoo high priest claims aid monopolised by Christians

    02/01/2010 12:27:22 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 21 replies · 907+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | February 1, 2010 | Nick Allen
    Haiti's voodoo high priest has claimed believers have been discriminated against by evangelical Christians who are monopolising aid sent to the earthquake-stricken country. Max Beauvoir, Haiti's "supreme master" of voodoo, alleged his faith's opponents had deliberately prevented much-needed help from reaching followers of the religion, which blends the traditional beliefs of West African slaves with Roman Catholicism. "The evangelicals are in control and they take everything for themselves," he claimed. "They have the advantage that they control the airport where everything is stuck. They take everything they get to their own people and that's a shame. "Everyone is suffering the...
  • As food distribution improves, Haitians want U.S to 'take over'

    01/31/2010 8:56:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1,196+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/10 | Peter Slevin
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI -- International relief organizations backed by American soldiers delivered hundreds of tons of rice to homeless residents of the Haitian capital Sunday, laboring to ease a food shortage that has left countless thousands struggling to find enough to eat. But even as food-aid workers enjoyed their most successful day since the Jan. 12 earthquake, the increasingly prominent role of U.S. troops and civilians in the capital is creating high expectations that the Obama administration is struggling to contain. The needs are extraordinary, and the common refrain is that the Americans will provide. "I want the Americans to take...
  • Haitian orphans leave for Utah

    01/29/2010 4:27:44 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 69 replies · 929+ views
    ABC4 ^ | January 29, 2009 | Brent Hunsaker
    Late Friday afternoon, ABC 4 confirmed that at least 50 children were on a flight headed to Miami, where they will be processed into the country by TSA officials. -SNIP- The text posted at 8:48 a.m. Friday morning to the Utah Hospital Task Force blog said, "We have negotiated the release of 125 orphans bound for SLC and are on ramp in Haiti. Steve Studdert and Executive team along with full support from US Military and US Customs and ICE Agents made it happen. It is truly a miracle."-SNIP- ABC 4 News has learned Stephen Studdert, the task force leader,...
  • Americans arrested taking children out of Haiti

    01/30/2010 3:53:24 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 34 replies · 1,473+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 30, 2010
    The five men and five women were in custody in the capital, Port-au-Prince after their arrests on Friday night. -SNIP-Authorities said the Americans had no documents to prove they had cleared the adoption of the 33 children -- aged 2 months to 12 years -- through any embassy and no papers showing they were made orphans by the quake in the impoverished Caribbean country."This is totally illegal," said Yves Cristalin, Haiti's social affairs minister. "No children can leave Haiti without proper authorization and these people did not have that authorization."-SNIP-"We have a Baptist minister here (in Port-au-Prince) whose orphanage...
  • Salvation Army Continues Massive Relief Operation in Haiti

    01/31/2010 2:11:23 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 15 replies · 523+ views
    Salvation Army ^ | January 28, 2010
    Alexandria, VA (January 28, 2010) –The Salvation Army is in the midst of its largest international disaster response since the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2005, providing immediate relief to Haiti following a major earthquake that struck the island on January 12. Teams of international disaster responders from The Salvation Army have joined more than 700 personnel permanently stationed in Haiti to deliver food, water, medicine and other aid supplies to people still suffering more than two weeks after the tragedy. As one of the largest social service organizations in Haiti, this week  The Salvation Army was named by the United...
  • The Next Wave - 400 tons of emergency supplies and equipment arrives in Haiti

    01/31/2010 7:45:28 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 3 replies · 280+ views
    Samaritan's Purse ^ | January 30, 2010
    January 30, 2010   A barge carrying 400 tons (800,000 pounds) of Samaritan’s Purse emergency relief supplies arrived in Haiti on Friday. An assortment of heavy equipment was also on board, including a bulldozer, dump trucks, skid loaders, and flatbed trucks to help with debris removal, access clearing, hauling, and other difficult tasks.“One of the first things I want to do is help rebuild secure perimeters around churches to help them be established as distribution points for the community,” said Ken Isaacs, the vice president of projects for Samaritan’s Purse. “One of the first jobs we’ll tackle with the excavator is...
  • Christie, New Jersey brace for massive influx of Haitian refugees

    01/31/2010 12:57:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies · 975+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | January 31, 2010 | Star-Ledger Staff
    New Jersey is expecting a "surge" of refugees from the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, which would create a humanitarian crisis and put new pressure on a state treasury already in peril, according to confidential documents obtained by The Star-Ledger.
  • Dr. Dick Furman: A Surgeon’s Reflections - Haiti (Evangelical)

    01/31/2010 8:11:14 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 11 replies · 378+ views
    Samaritan's Purse ^ | Dr. Dick Furman
    “I have never seen such suffering. I have never seen so many people go through so much sorrow.” Dr. Dick Furman, co-founder of World Medical Mission, was part of a Samaritan's Purse team that arrived in Haiti less than a week after the earthquake to help provide emergency medical treatment. He reflected on his experiences on his flight out a week later. I don’t know how their memories will affect me as time goes on. But now it is difficult not to compare them with life as we know it. They will not sleep in their homes because of...
  • Medical Flights From Haiti Halted

    01/31/2010 6:41:20 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies · 1,016+ views ^ | January 31, 2010 | Mark Jenkins
    SANFORD -- The U.S. government has ordered flights bringing injured earthquake victims into Florida from Haiti to stop after officials said Florida hospitals have stopped accepting patients. Gov. Charlie Crist, however, had a different story.
  • US halts medical evacuations in Haiti

    01/30/2010 8:07:03 AM PST · by La Lydia · 22 replies · 679+ views
    Money Times ^ | January 30, 2010
    The United States military has stopped evacuations of critically ill patients from Haiti to Florida until it is resolved who will pay for the treatment. Until now, planes loaded with earthquake victims had been flown out of Haiti to Florida for treatment. But now the U.S. military has halted medical evacuation... "If Florida isn't taking them ... and I can't confirm this, but I think Georgia has made a similar statement, so if we can't bring them anywhere for treatment, then they're staying in Haiti," said Navy Captain Kevin Aandahl of the US Transportation Command. Florida asked for suspension: The...
  • U.S. ship saves lives, Haiti not ready for amputees

    01/29/2010 10:37:07 PM PST · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 555+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 27, 2010 | Jackie Frank
    PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Doctors on the U.S. Navy's hospital ship Comfort are fighting gangrenous infections in broken limbs as they try to save the lives, if not the arms and legs, of Haiti's earthquake victims. "Originally we were seeing primarily a lot of orthopedic injuries now we're starting to see those injuries and wounds are infected," Commander Mark Marino, head of nursing on the USNS Comfort, said on a tour of the ship as it was anchored off the coast of Port-au-Prince. Asked how many of the 500 people treated so far on the ship have needed amputations, Marino replied...
  • Haitians tire of waiting, start own rebuilding

    01/29/2010 5:25:38 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 76 replies · 1,239+ views
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Defying pleas to wait for Haiti's reconstruction, families lugged heavy bundles of wood and tin up steep hillsides Friday to do the unthinkable: build new homes on top of old ones devastated in the earthquake. The defiance reflects growing anger and frustration among Haitians who complain that their leaders — and any rebuilding plans — are absent more than two weeks after the Jan. 12 earthquake damaged or destroyed thousands of homes in the capital.
  • Push to send FEMA trailers to Haiti stirs backlash

    01/29/2010 1:06:55 PM PST · by Kartographer · 27 replies · 882+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 1/29/10 | CARLY EVERSON
    The trailer industry and lawmakers are pressing the government to send Haiti thousands of potentially formaldehyde-laced trailers left over from Hurricane Katrina — an idea denounced by some as a crass and self-serving attempt to dump inferior American products on the poor. "Just go ahead and sign their death certificate," said Paul Nelson of Coden, Ala., who contends his mother died because of formaldehyde fumes in a FEMA trailer.
  • Shock: Michael Moore Criticizes Obama on Haiti

    01/26/2010 6:26:41 PM PST · by marcbold · 67 replies · 2,635+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 1-26-10 | Patrick Archbold
    Michael Moore, independent filmmaker and perennial critic of the Bush administration, has criticized the Obama administration for its response to the Haiti earthquake by saying the administration response is clunky and focused largely on Americans in Haiti. Moore also criticized the Obama administration for failing to respond to the offer of the The National Nurses Union to send 12,000 nurses to Haiti calling the lack of response "distressing" and goes so far as to compare President Obama to President Bush... In an interview with Democracy Now, Michael Moore criticized the Obama administration response to Haiti as "clunky" and distressing. (Emphases...
  • Army Guard Prepares for Role in Haiti

    01/25/2010 5:13:21 PM PST · by cll · 10 replies · 403+ views
    National Guard Bureau through dvids ^ | 1/25/2010 | SSG John Soucy
    ARLINGTON, Va. – As humanitarian relief continues in Haiti, the Army National Guard stands ready to provide personnel and equipment to support the mission, senior Army Guard officials said today. "We stand by ready, willing and able to assist as soon as they sort out what the requirements are and what they want the Army Guard to fill," said Army Col. David Aycock, deputy chief of staff of operations for the Army Guard. Currently, a Puerto Rico Army National Guard unit is the only Army Guard unit participating in relief operations in Haiti. "The Puerto Rico Army National Guard with...
  • Shades of Katrina? U.S. Government Mishandling Haiti Response?

    01/26/2010 3:09:24 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 344+ views ^ | 01/26/2010 | John G. Winder
    Fifteen days following the earthquake that has devastated Haiti, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is publicly fighting off claims that the U.S. response and relief effort has been “inadequate” and has been badly coordinated with other nations and relief agencies efforts. Clinton said, "I deeply resent those who attack our country, the generosity of our people and the leadership of our president in trying to respond to historically disastrous conditions after the earthquake.” "We're scrambling as quick as we could to do everything we needed in the past two weeks," she said. I feel her pain. Poor Secretary Clinton....
  • Italy's Disaster Chief Blasts 'Pathetic' U.S. Aid Work in Haiti

    01/25/2010 11:34:02 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 84 replies · 1,914+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 25, 2010 | Unattributed
    Italy's top disaster official blasted the U.S.-led relief effort in Haiti as a "pathetic" failure that is turning a national tragedy into a "vanity show for the television cameras." Guido Bertolaso, the head of Italy's Civil Protection Agency, told Italian television on Sunday that the U.S. military "tends to confuse military intervention with emergency intervention," and that despite the presence of 13,000 U.S. troops there, "no one is giving orders." He said there is a danger that aid will be lost by the "inefficient" operation. Bertolaso threw darts at targets ranging from former President Bill Clinton to the United Nations,...
  • Hundreds of thousands of Haitians await shelter in makeshift camps

    01/24/2010 8:36:38 PM PST · by myknowledge · 10 replies · 534+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 25, 2010 | William Booth and Peter Slevin
    CROIX DES BOUQUETS, HAITI -- Aid organizations struggling to shelter more than 600,000 Haitians made homeless by the earthquake said Sunday that there are only 10,000 tents in the country, and that they remain in a warehouse, relegating the population to many more nights in squalid camps and on street sidewalks. "We have a severe shortage of tents," said Niurka Pineiro of the International Organization for Migration, the lead agency tasked with creating immediate solutions for Haitians left without a roof over their heads.
  • We'll help you help yourself (Haiti)

    01/24/2010 6:29:12 AM PST · by IbJensen · 14 replies · 569+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/24/2010 | Mirta Ojita
    A U.S. Air Force cargo plane hovers over Port-au-Prince for five hours a day, every day, equipped with radio transmitters and delivering, in Creole, a single message: Stay home. Don't even think about rushing to the United States in boats because the Americans will intercept you and send you back. Send you back to death and devastation. To famine and disease. To hopelessness. The last three sentences are my interpretation of events. Americans wouldn't be so callous. Or so honest. At the same time Newsweek includes this week an essay written by President Obama, in which he assures us that...

    01/24/2010 7:00:10 AM PST · by shortstop · 24 replies · 1,037+ views ^ | 01/22/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    Apparently there is no Haitian word for “thank you.” At least not as translated by the American news media. A week since a horrific earthquake knocked Haiti to smithereens, reporting on the incident has hardened into an endless complaint about the failure of relief efforts. From the first days of the tragedy, when TV reporters spoke breathlessly from the shattered streets of Haiti, the questioning of locals has centered around how long they’ve gone without water, if they’re upset they haven’t been given food yet, and why they think no one has come to help them. In these halcyon days...
  • U.S. group sends solar-powered Bibles to Haiti

    01/24/2010 7:49:48 AM PST · by GL of Sector 2814 · 39 replies · 809+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/19/10 | Anthony Boadle
    MIAMI (Reuters) - As international aid agencies rush food, water and medicine to Haiti's earthquake victims, a U.S. faith-based group is sending Bibles to Haitians in their hour of need. Not any Bible. These are solar-powered audible Bibles that can broadcast the holy scriptures in Haitian Creole to 300 people at a time. Called the "Proclaimer," the audio Bible delivers "digital quality" and is designed for "poor and illiterate people," the Faith Comes By Hearing group said. It added 600 of the devices were already on their way to Haiti.
  • Haiti mourns its dead; survivors seek cash, food (What about that 100 million?)

    01/23/2010 5:41:56 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies · 610+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 23,2010 | Reuters
    Although the United Nations initially announced Haiti's government had halted search and rescue operations, some rescue teams still combed rubble in the shattered capital, Port-au-Prince, 11 days after the catastrophic quake. French, Greek and U.S. rescuers on Saturday carefully extracted a 24-year-old Haitian man from a collapsed hotel. Rescuers said he appeared to be in good condition. To reach the survivor, two rescuers crawled into the tangled mass of concrete rubble, wooden beams and corrugated iron that was all that was left of the Port-au-Prince hotel. They sawed away material to help get the trapped man out.
  • 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"...
  • Oil-Rich Nations Fall Far Short in Haiti Donations

    01/20/2010 6:53:48 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 6 replies · 330+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 1/20/2010 | Staff
    What do Alyssa Milano, Sandra Bullock, Lance Armstrong, Gisele Bundchen, the country of Senegal and — very possibly — you have in common? All — including you — have donated more funds to the Haitian relief effort than oil-rich nations like Saudi Arabia and Iran. That's right ... if you personally have donated money to help the earthquake-stricken people of Haiti, then you have contributed more money than the governments of Saudi Arabia and Iran, whose combined dollar donation is a big fat zero.
  • Haiti Day 6 - No one but the Israeli's have come to help any of our patients that are dying

    01/20/2010 1:39:50 PM PST · by blueyon · 43 replies · 1,762+ views
    You Tube ^ | 1/18/10 | CNN Elizabeth Cohen
    CNN Elizabeth Cohen interviews makeshift medical tent personnel on January 18, 2010. Asking Harvard Medical Dr. Jennifer Furin, "Have the American's set up a field hosptial?" "Currently, not yet....
  • U.S. soldiers land in Port-au-Prince

    01/19/2010 6:45:43 PM PST · by myknowledge · 4 replies · 677+ views
    UPI ^ | January 19, 2010
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. soldiers arrived by helicopter at Haiti's presidential palace Tuesday with some immediately deploying to the general hospital in Port-au-Prince. Officials said the 82nd Airborne Division is providing a combination of humanitarian aid and security, CNN reported. The hospital, like much of the capital, has no running water or electricity a week after the earthquake, and doctors were using vodka to sterilize equipment. "Our primary purpose is in getting to the population, whether it be the distribution of water, food, or, in this case, where they've got medical treatment going on and they're overwhelmed,"...
  • America sends paratroopers to Haiti to help secure aid lines

    01/19/2010 6:14:03 PM PST · by myknowledge · 291+ views
    Times Online ^ | January 20, 2010 | Giles Whittell in Port-au-Prince, Jacqui Goddard in Miami
    In a deafening display of military muscle, a detachment of US paratroopers flew into the heart of the Haitian capital yesterday to secure the flattened presidential palace and reassure onlookers that they were on a mission to help, not take control. Four helicopters brought the first of 2,200 American Marines and seamen into Port-au-Prince as thousands of homeless Haitians camping out in the city’s central squares cheered or simply stared. “We are here to provide security to the [central] hospital,” Sergeant Bill Smith said. “We work with the Government of Haiti. We have rules of engagement but we are on...
  • Could the Navy power Port-au-Prince from a nuclear submarine?

    01/19/2010 5:14:03 PM PST · by JeffBoste · 70 replies · 1,868+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 01-19-2010 | Foreign Policy
    Could the Navy power Port-au-Prince from a nuclear submarine
  • US Armed Services Give Haiti a Lifeline From the Sea

    01/19/2010 9:59:09 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 5 replies · 455+ views
    Human Events ^ | Jan. 19, 2010 | Michael Groothousen
    "I don’t know what the hell this “logistics” is……BUT I want some of it” -- Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, 1942 The answer to the human cry for help in Haiti boils down to that one word: logistics and how to get the most of it through the fastest means possible. The need is enormous. Haiti needs fresh water, medicine, immediate rescue assistance, medical care and triage, food and lastly shelter in massive doses for upwards of 3 million people. Delivery of all that would - in a perfect world -- be moved at breakneck speed through the air, on...
  • France and America bicker as Haiti aid fails to reach city

    01/19/2010 12:14:00 AM PST · by SirJohnBarleycorn · 14 replies · 834+ views
    London Times ^ | Jan 18 2010 | Philippe Naughton
    The international effort to deliver humanitarian aid to the victims of last week's Port-au-Prince earthquake was hit by bickering today as a French government minister accused the Americans of trying to occupy Haiti instead of helping it. snip Six days after the quake, however, precious little aid is getting beyond the airport perimeters - largely because of security concerns snip 280 emergency centres were finally due to be set up, starting from today, to provide shelter and to distribute the enormous stockpiles of donated water and food that have been building up at Haiti's airport. The centres are due to...
  • 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."...
  • Governor On Plane To Pick Up Haitian Orphans, Deliver $500K In Relief

    01/18/2010 5:37:43 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 34 replies · 1,389+ views
    WPXI (Pittsburgh) ^ | 01/18/2009 | staff
    Gov. Ed Rendell, Channel 11 has learned, was one of those on the flight from Pittsburgh International Airport to bring back dozens of orphans from the BRESMA orphanage in Haiti. Two sisters from Ben Avon run the orphanage and their story is making national headlines
  • Orphaned Haitian Children to Be Allowed Into U.S.

    01/18/2010 5:17:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 33 replies · 1,164+ views ^ | January 18, 2010 |
    Orphaned children from Haiti will be allowed to enter the U.S. temporarily on a case-by-case basis to ensure they received proper care, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State announced Monday. "We are committed to doing everything we can to help reunite families in Haiti during this very difficult time," DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a statement. "While we remain focused on family reunification in Haiti, authorizing the use of humanitarian parole for orphans who are
  • Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell lies about Rush & Pat Robertson [my title]

    01/18/2010 1:19:30 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 5 replies · 458+ views ^ | Jan 17, 2010 | Rosa Flores
    The actual title of this piece of propaganda is: Local churches ask congregations to dig deep and help Haiti HOUSTON—Local churches are not only asking their congregations to pray for the earthquake victims in Haiti, they’re also asking people to donate money for relief. At Windsor Village United Methodist Church, Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell held a special collection for the Haiti earthquake victims Sunday, asking the congregation to open their hearts and their wallets. "You may have a little or you may have a lot. It doesn’t matter," said Windsor Village United Methodist Church member Demetrius Turner. "I need to do...
  • First medical team sent by Mormon Church to arrive Monday in Haiti [LDS Caucus]

    01/18/2010 1:05:02 PM PST · by TheDon · 7 replies · 381+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Jan. 18, 2010 | Scott Taylor
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Jeremy Booth, an emergency room doctor from Ogden who speaks French Creole, needed to place only two calls to make the select group. Provo orthopedic surgeon Creig MacArthur -- who learned French as a Mormon missionary a half-century ago -- gladly accepted a surprise phone invitation to join. And Jeff Randle, a Salt Lake City doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, was a natural and willing choice, given his longtime charitable efforts at the group's destination site. They are among the first wave of medical personnel en route to earthquake-ravaged Haiti as part of the...
  • U.S> Marines 22nd MEU Has Just Reached Haiti

    01/18/2010 12:12:31 PM PST · by VRWCTexan · 72 replies · 2,191+ views
    USM Twitter ^ | Jan 18, 2010 | staff
    Marine Corps News #Marines w/22nd MEU have arrived of the coast of #Haiti and the USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group will begin relief operations immediately 2 minutes ago
  • BIG USAF Photos of the Day: Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    01/18/2010 11:14:44 AM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 24 replies · 2,599+ views ^ | January 16, 2010; January 15, 2010 | USAF A1C Perry Aston; USAF TSgt. James L. Harper Jr.
    Photo #1, 16 January 2010: 3507 x 1872 pixels  Photo #2, 16 January 2010: 3005 x 2000 pixels, 4256 x 2832 pixels  Photo #3, C-130 Hercules aircraft makes a final approach into Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport, 16 January 2010: 3005 x 2000 pixels, 4256 x 2832 pixels  Photo #4, 15 January 2010: 3005 x 2000 pixels, 4256 x 2832 pixels  The Photographers: Airman 1st Class Perry Aston (photos #1, #2, and #3) and Technical Sgt. James L. Harper Jr. (photo #4) of the United States Air Force The Must-See Via: (photos 23, 24, 25, and 26) 
  • Haiti Medics Operating Without Anaesthetic

    01/18/2010 11:12:05 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 430+ views
    Sky News ^ | Monday January 18, 2010 | Stuart Ramsay, Chief correspondent, Leogane, Haiti
    Medical staff in Haiti have been forced to carry out operations without anaesthetic as they waited for assistance in treating those injured in the earthquake. The desperation in the town of Leogane should not be under-estimated. To the west of Port-au-Prince, it was at the epicentre of the earthquake. Incredible as it may seem 90% of the buildings collapsed in just seven seconds. Medicine Sans Frontiers has just arrived. They are trying to treat last Tuesday's injuries today. Until now nobody has made it to the town. The screams of a little girl echo in the make-shift surgery that has...
  • Israeli aid arrives in Haiti, field hospital set up.. (They are on it!)

    A rescue team was sent to the Haiti UN headquarters to assist in rescuing survivors. Patient are being treated at the field hospital... The Israeli delegation landed in the capital of Port-Au-Prince on Friday evening (15 January) and established its operation center in a soccer field near the airport. Two teams, comprised of search and rescue personnel and canine operators from the IDF canine unit were sent out on rescue missions. The first team was sent to the Haiti UN headquarters in order to assist in rescuing survivors. The rescue teams are working in cooperation with local authorities in order...
  • Haiti: Aid still slow to reach earthquake survivors

    01/18/2010 10:38:58 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies · 349+ views ^ | Jan 18 2010
    America is to send 2,200 extra troops to Haiti to help with security and the distribution of food and water to earthquake survivors. Massive amounts of aid have been promised. Massive amounts have arrived at Port au Prince airport. But nearly a week after the tremor, desperately needed supplies are only just beginning to reach those who need it most. (Video at link)