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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘I can’t imagine what the country would be’ under President Trump

    07/11/2016 8:35:22 AM PDT · by detective · 99 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 11, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently offered a surprisingly blunt assessment of Donald Trump. In an interview with the New York Times published Sunday, Ginsburg implied that the presumptive GOP nominee would do lasting harm to the Supreme Court if elected. “I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president,” she said. “For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.” The left-leaning jurist also joked that if Trump were elected,...
  • Am I losing my mind?

    03/15/2016 10:01:50 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 191 replies
    Am I losing my mind? Donald Trump gives me the creeps at times. He offends my Christianity. His persona turns me off. He can be all other the map in terms of consistent principles. But there is something inside of me that wants him to kick the stuffing out of the powers that be. Even though I am a Cruz man I could see myself voting for the guy. Am I losing my mind?
  • "Aid For Syrian Refugees" Cargo Container Arrives in Greece Full of Weapons & Ammunition

    09/10/2015 4:01:35 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 31 replies
    The Last Refuge - Conservative Tree House ^ | September 10, 2015 | Sundance - Conservative Tree House
    Rut Roh – A “Refugee Relief Supply” cargo container arrives In Greece devoid of “Refugee Relief Supplies”… Watch the video to see what the “aid for Syrian refugees” was:
  • Disaster Relief Sending Supplies to Flood Areas

    05/29/2015 7:26:21 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 5 replies
    North American Mission Board ^ | Friday, May 29, 2015 | NAMB
    Baptists offering training for proper cleanup and mold removal of flooded properties Oklahoma hangs on as heavy rain continues to soak region Southern Baptist volunteers on hold to help flooded Houston Texas governor pledges to pray for flood victims; disaster relief volunteers mobilized
  • Catholic refugee relief opens hearts in Syria

    12/26/2014 2:04:51 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | December 26, 2014 | Kevin J. Jones
    Syrian refugee and Caritas Jordan volunteer Amer Fahd Al Naser, his wife Noor, and their sons, at their apartment in Jordan, October 2014. Credit: Kevin Jones/CNA. Beirut, Lebanon, Dec 26, 2014 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic participation in refugee and humanitarian relief in the Syrian civil war is strengthening a foundation for future peace despite the great difficulties of the region, says an official of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. “The Church is a very big player in the humanitarian efforts,” said Monsignor Giampietro Dal Toso, the pontifical council’s secretary. “The fact that we are helping the whole population...
  • Storm Relief for Nebraska

    06/17/2014 5:25:06 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 2 replies
    E-Update ^ | June 17, 2014 | Senator from Nebraska
    Senator Johanns e-Update June 17, 2014 Stephanie and I are deeply saddened by the news coming from Pilger and surrounding areas in the wake of yesterday’s tornadoes. We send our thoughts and prayers to those who have lost a loved one, and for the speedy recovery of all those harmed by the tragic event. As the long process of recovery begins, we are extremely grateful to the first responders and emergency crews working around the clock to clear debris, restore power and begin the daunting task of recovery. I’ve been in contact with local officials in Stanton County and Governor...
  • Got an extra cow? SD needs your help

    10/18/2013 9:07:15 AM PDT · by Reese Hamm · 9 replies
    Cache Valley Daily (Utah) ^ | 10/18/2013 | Troy Wilde
    SALT LAKE CITY - Can ranchers and farmers in Utah or other states spare a cow? It's a question being asked at the Montana Farmers Union convention - and on social media - in an effort to get quality animals to beginning and small ranch operations in South Dakota hit by winter storm Atlas.
  • Arnold [Schwarzenegger] lobbies for White House run

    10/18/2013 8:44:55 AM PDT · by GIdget2004
    New York Post Page Six ^ | October 18, 2013 | Emily Smith
    A new battle is brewing over the future of Evangelical theology. Roger Olson, Evangelical theologian at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary, protests in a recent article that some Evangelicals (especially me in a recent article in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society) misunderstand “liberal theology.” We think, he says, that liberal theology “is a good label for any deviation from orthodoxy.” So we wrongly label, he says, “any deviation from or attempt to re-form orthodox Christian tradition as ‘liberal.’” Instead, he argues, liberal theology is that which makes modernity rather than Scripture its norm. Yet there are troubling signs that...
  • Aid truck bound for Oklahoma City tied up in red tape

    06/01/2013 5:40:15 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 32 replies
    The Windsor Star ^ | May 31, 2013 | Claire Brownell
    Windsor and Essex County donors have loaded a truck with 40,000 pounds of aid for Oklahoma City’s tornado victims, but red tape is keeping it in a Leamington parking lot. ---snip--- ...(US)customs supervisors, who originally told brokers working with the charity that the truck would fly through the border without trouble, changed their tune Thursday, Sauve said. “They were basically requiring endless documentation and approvals,” he said. ”We’re stuck with a truck with 40,000 pounds of food, totally full.”
  • $50 billion Sandy relief bill somehow passes House with just 49 Republican votes

    01/16/2013 7:32:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/16/2013 | AllahPundit
    I remember some consternation in the media a few weeks ago after Boehner split the original $60 billion relief package into two smaller bills that this meant the GOP was going to gut part of it. Absurd. Did anyone seriously believe Boehner et al. would risk more bad press by stripping out the pork after Chris Christie threw a big tantrum about how evil his own party was for even delaying the initial vote?I hereby retract my skepticism that the GOP leadership collectively has no balls. Lawmakers in the House of Representatives approved measures Tuesday to send more than $50...
  • Should Your Children Pay for My Rollercoaster? (On the outrage over delayed Sandy Relief)

    01/04/2013 7:14:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/04/2013 | Jack Cashill
    On Wednesday I joined a Facebook conversation among my New Jersey relatives and friends voicing their outrage over the delay in the $60 billion Sandy relief package. Hoping to make people think, I wrote, "I want our roller coaster up and running by this summer, and I don't care if we have to borrow from the Chinese to do it." I was referring here to the Seaside Heights roller coaster that somehow managed to slide off its crumbling pier and land standing upright in the ocean. In the process, it became something of a symbol of Sandy's wrath. My irony,...
  • Hurricane Sandy relief turning into Porkfest 2012

    12/19/2012 10:17:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/19/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Mary Katharine Ham wrote last week about the porkfest in the Senate bill authorizing emergency relief spending for Hurricane Sandy, but the Senate hasn’t gotten the message yet. David Francis reports on more aspects of the larded-up bill for The Fiscal Times, while noting that this has become business as usual on Capitol Hill — especially while the normal budgeting process has been derailed: The Sandy emergency spending package also contains provisions that had previously been rejected or had not yet been considered by Congress. This includes a measure that alters how the federal government manages areas prone to flooding,...

    12/12/2012 5:28:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/12/2012
    The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, The Who, Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, Kanye West and many other artists will perform at the benefit to the Robin Hood Relief Fund and victims of Hurricane Sandy. The broadcast will be accessible by an estimated 2 billion people worldwide, according to the concert's website U.S. television viewers will have a difficult time missing the event. The broadcast will be carried on 34 channels, from AMC to VH1 Classic. Even pay channels HBO and Showtime 2 and the newsy Bloomberg will carry the...
  • East Coast Relief

    11/09/2012 9:31:04 AM PST · by SMARTY · 28 replies
    11-9-12 | Me
    This is really something. Americans rush massive and instantaneous aid to countries across the globe in a disaster situation. THEY get assistance almost overnight. Why not our own people on the coast?
  • American Generosity

    09/15/2011 4:12:00 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 25 replies
    September 15, 2011
    As you open your pockets for the next natural disaster, please keep these facts in mind: The American Red Cross President and CEO Marsha J. Evans' salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses The United Way President Brian Gallagher receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits UNICEF CEO Caryl M. Stern receives $1,200,000 per year (100k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause The Salvation Army's Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this...
  • IRS Review May Change Innocent-Spouse Relief Rules After Bipartisan Criticism

    07/24/2011 5:06:36 PM PDT · by truthkeeper · 8 replies
    USA Today ^ | June 28, 2011 | Sandra Block
    Melinda Smith of Murfreesboro divorced her husband in 2007. Not long after, she received a bill for $30,000 in unpaid taxes related to her ex-husband’s business. Smith thought she would have no trouble qualifying for innocent-spouse relief — freedom from responsibility even if the couple filed jointly — but she was wrong. The IRS denied her application and advised her to sue her ex-husband in civil court for the money. Fearful that she would lose her home, Smith sought help from the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee. Her attorney, Robert Nadler, appealed the IRS ruling, and in the spring...
  • Obama Administration planning $1 billion debt relief for Egypt

    05/09/2011 8:09:36 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 67 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2011 | Mary Beth Sheridan
    The Obama administration has decided to provide about $1 billion in debt relief for Egypt, a senior official said Saturday, in the boldest U.S. effort yet to shore up a key Middle East ally as it attempts a democratic transition.
  • General: Military taking precautions to protect troops from radiation(Camp Sendai)

    03/29/2011 8:11:59 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 03/29/11 | Seth Robson
    General: Military taking precautions to protect troops from radiation By Seth Robson Stars and Stripes Published: March 29, 2011 TOKYO, Japan — The U.S. military constantly is monitoring radiation levels in Sendai to ensure its troops are not receiving dangerous doses of radiation from the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, the commander of the American military effort said Monday night. There are no U.S. ground forces operating in the city of Fukushima. Instead, the bulk of U.S. forces are based at Camp Sendai, about 58 miles to the north, just outside the U.S. government-ordered exclusion zone. Radiation readings are...
  • RELIEF - RECOVERY - JAPAN - post news here....

    03/21/2011 8:09:52 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 16 replies
    any ^ | 3/21/11 | any
    Here is the place for news about the RECOVERY and RELIEF efforts going on in JAPAN....please post info for all to see here... Here is the last thread:
  • RELIEF - RECOVERY - JAPAN - post news here....

    03/20/2011 12:28:54 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 66 replies
    any ^ | 3/20/2011 | any
    Post news of Recovery and Relief in Japan....and ways to help.....HERE Here is previous thread....
  • The latest on Navy support to Japan

    03/19/2011 8:31:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    The latest on Navy support to Japan 10:20 p.m. Saturday, Tokyo time U.S. 7th Fleet has 12,750 personnel, 20 ships, and 140 aircraft participating in Operation Tomodachi. Seventh Fleet forces have delivered 81 tons of relief supplies to date. USS Tortuga is in the vicinity of Hachinohe where she will serve as an afloat forward service base for helicopter operations. CH-53 Sea Stallion aircraft from attached to Tortuga delivered 13 tons of humanitarian aid cargo on Friday, including 5,000 pounds of water and 5,000 MREs, to Yamada Station, 80 miles south of Misawa. USS Essex, USS Harpers Ferry and USS...
  • Networks Ignore Faith-Based Groups in Japan Disaster Aid Coverage

    03/17/2011 7:11:54 AM PDT · by patriotgal71 · 8 replies
    The Culture and Media Institute ^ | 3/17/2011 | Erin R. Brown
    An 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan March 11 and the ensuing Tsunami wave delivered a devastating blow to the people, resources and economy of the U.S. ally. At this writing, a nuclear power plant there is on the verge of meltdown. As can be expected, it took a few days for the world and the American media to comprehend the complexity and gravity of the situation. But two things were very predictable in the aftermath of a natural disaster. First, Americans have responded generously, having rallied financial, physical, emotional and spiritual support for the Japanese. Second, the network news refuses...
  • Freep a Poll!(NY Daily. Should Us forces aid earthquake relief)

    03/14/2011 3:17:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies ^ | 3-14-11 | NY Daily news
    Should American forces be in Japan aiding with relief efforts? Absolutely. We need to stand with our Japanese friends as long as we are needed. No. We are facing a budget crisis - we need to look inward before looking outward. Not sure.
  • Sarah Palin arrives in Haiti as part of Rev. Franklin Graham's relief mission

    12/11/2010 1:11:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    <p>Sarah Palin arrived in Haiti on Saturday. Whether or not the earthquake-ravaged nation will throw her a tea party remains unknown. The former Alaska governor and one-time GOP vice presidential candidate is visiting Haiti as a part of Rev. Franklin Graham's charity mission.</p>
  • America the Right Way-Staying Vigilant!26 months left Nov.27-28,2010 Weekend Ed. Remember 9/11

    11/27/2010 4:40:13 AM PST · by lysie · 192 replies
    Various new sources and Free Republic members. | November 27, 2010 | All of us.
    The one needed 12 stitches in his lip after being hit by an elbow while playing basketball with friends. Poor baby.
  • Pakistan's 'Image Deficit' Hurting Aid Funds Flow: UN

    08/17/2010 2:19:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Time of India ^ | Aug 16, 2010
    Relief agencies are having trouble obtaining funds to help millions of Pakistan flood victims as the country suffers from an "image deficit", a UN spokeswoman said on Monday. "We note often an image deficit with regards to Pakistan among Western public opinion," said Elizabeth Byrs, spokeswoman of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. "As a result, Pakistan is among countries that are poorly financed, like Yemen," she added. The Unied Nations has been struggling to obtain $460 million to provide emergency aid to six million victims of the country ravaged by heavy flooding. Only a fifth of...
  • VIDEO: Dem Rep Distinguishes Between Minorities and 'Average, Good' People

    06/24/2010 1:08:54 PM PDT · by Puzzleman · 5 replies
    Hope For America ^ | June 24, 2010 | Hoper for America
  • (VIDEO)Dem:We're Giving Relief to ‘Average, Good American People’Not ‘Minorities’ or ‘Defective’ Ppl

    06/24/2010 8:16:52 AM PDT · by · 5 replies
    Eyeblast TV ^ | 7/24/2010
    In and apparent attempt to reassure the American people that the government is helping the right people Democrat Paul Kanjorski made this statement: You see its perfectly acceptable that we give government hand outs to people so long as they are “average, good American people” and not those danged “defectives”. Oh, and these “defectives” apparently include “minorities”. Wow. Lets look at the last part of what Rep Kanjorski said again (h/t Washington Times): We’re giving relief to people that I deal with in my office every day now unfortunately. But because of the longevity of this recession, these are people...
  • Infographic: Relief Well Reaches 8000 Foot Depth

    05/10/2010 8:36:29 AM PDT · by Donald Rumsfeld Fan · 28 replies · 1,401+ views
    BP has released an infographic showing the current state of the Relief Well, the “final solution” in resolving the Gulf Oil leak caused by the Deepwater Horizon, that shows the current progress (As of yesterday) as well as the proposed design of how they plan to intersect the previous pipe.
  • Missionary Providentially Protected From Earthquake Gets Food to Her Relatives in Haiti

    02/28/2010 9:25:45 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 2 replies · 231+ views
    Email From Dr. Greg Dixon | February 26, 2010 | Dr. Greg Dixon/David & Wannicka Fox
    Words Eye View February 26, 2010 By Dr. Greg Dixon, Pastor Emeritus Indianapolis Baptist Temple Missionary Providentially Protected From Earthquake Gets Food to Her Relatives in Haiti Wannicka Fox (31) [Native of Haiti; wife of U.S. missionary], flew out of Albuquerque, NM Tuesday evening January 12, expecting to arrive in Port-au-Prince the next day after a stop over in Ft. Lauderdale. She didn’t realize until her friends met her in Florida, that if she had left a day earlier, she might have never seen her missionary husband David and their six children again, because she could have very well been...
  • Christian Cardiologist Describes Kings Wing's Mission to Help Haiti Earthquake Victims

    02/07/2010 5:11:21 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 175+ views ^ | 02/07/2010 | Dan Wooding
    “Crandall flew to Haiti Saturday, Jan. 23, with Julius Hunter, a Baton Rouge, La., pastor, pilot Bruce Case and 1,200 pounds of medical supplies as part of a six-day mission aided by King's Wings, a West Palm Beach-based charity,” wrote Rogers. “There, while attending to Haitians wounded by the Jan. 12 earthquake, Crandall witnessed the chaos, confusion, suffering and hope that emerged.
  • Caption: Bill Clinton .. Haiti relief

    02/04/2010 12:41:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 746+ views
    AFP photos on Yahoo ^ | 2/4/10 | AFP
    The former president of the United States, Bill Clinton, with Haitian workers during the quake relief effort in Port-au-Prince in January 2010. Clinton is to travel to Haiti on Friday to coordinate aid efforts and meet with leaders of the country devastated in an earthquake last month. (AFP/File/Olivier Laban Mattei)
  • If You Rebuild It, They Will Come (Haiti)

    01/29/2010 4:06:58 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 23 replies · 712+ views
    FlipCollective ^ | Paul Shirley
    I do not know if what I’m about to write makes me a monster. I do know that it makes me a part of a miniscule minority, if Internet trends and news stories of the past weeks are any guide. “It”, is this: I haven’t donated a cent to the Haitian relief effort. And I probably will not. I haven’t donated to the Haitian relief effort for the same reason that I don’t give money to homeless men on the street. Based on past experiences, I don’t think the guy with the sign that reads “Need You’re Help” is going...
  • Relief Supplies On The Way From Cypress To Haiti

    01/27/2010 6:47:59 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 116+ views ^ | 01/7/2010 | Pastor Michael Meissner
    The truck was scheduled to arrive in Davie, FL. Tuesday afternoon, where all the items are to be transferred to a shipping container and loaded onto a boat for shipping on Feb. 1. Once there, folks from Cross Intl. and the Orphan Grain Train will make sure it gets into the hands of those who need it most. Many, many people will be blessed through the collective efforts of the people of Cypress.
  • Aid To Haiti: Heroes And Villains

    01/26/2010 5:31:10 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 4 replies · 285+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 01-26-10 | Gerry Ashley
    ...To date, Venezuela has donated absolutely nothing to the relief efforts in Haiti, while the Unites States has made the largest contribution in money, food, supplies and military support. The military support is for the sole purpose of helping to provide security in the stricken area where desperation has caused people to resort to unspeakable brutality on each other as they scramble for food, shelter and aid... You can see the entire source list here. If you do look at the list, don’t bother looking for Venezuela. You won’t find it. Hugo Chavez hasn’t lifted a finger in the effort...
  • Australia sends air traffic marshals to Haiti

    01/23/2010 11:10:15 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 1 replies · 237+ views
    AFP ^ | 23 January 2010 | AFP
    SYDNEY — Australia said on Saturday it would deploy a specialist air traffic control team to quake-ravaged Haiti following a US request to help restore order at the nation's jammed airports. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said a group of specially-trained military air traffic marshals would leave next week for the devastated Caribbean nation in a bid to improve the flow of aid and supplies. There are over 1,400 flights waiting to get into the country as tens of thousands of desperate people struggle to meet even the most basic needs. "Making Haiti's airspace and airports effective, safe and useable is...
  • 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) 
  • Violence hampers Haiti relief work

    01/18/2010 10:19:36 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 10 replies · 723+ views
    You Tube ^ | 18 Jan 10 | none
    VIDEO HERE A national police officer throws a tear gas grenade during riots Sunday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. UN peacekeepers patrolling the capital said violence is increasing. (RAMON ESPINOSA/Associated Press)
  • Haiti Updates, Prayers and a Community of Hope

    01/18/2010 7:18:18 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 145+ views ^ | 01/18/2010 | John G. Winder
    There are a myriad of missionaries and ministries on the ground in Haiti doing work in the name of Christ. Many have been there for years while others have arrived in the past few days and are still arriving. Here are some of their observations on the devastation, death and hope in Haiti.
  • In a Chaotic Capital, Haitians Anxious for U.S. Troops

    01/17/2010 9:48:43 PM PST · by Saije · 2 replies · 342+ views
    Time ^ | 1/17/2010 | Iaon Grillo
    The once seemingly immovable white pillars of Haiti's presidential palace are strewn across the streets. The central towers of what locals nicknamed the "Little White House" have crumbled like a kicked-in sandcastle, one of the more dramatic casualties in the wake of the Jan. 12 earthquake. It is symbolic of the power of the Haitian state, which is itself in ruins. The absence of any effective authority in the five days since the tremor has led hungry and desperate residents to loot and fight over the crumbs to survive. On Monday, the U.S. is sending troops in to help restore...
  • Why Is The Haiti Disaster Response So Screwed Up: Is Another Katrina Relief Effort In The Making?

    01/17/2010 8:09:50 PM PST · by blam · 70 replies · 2,112+ views
    The Market Oracle ^ | 1-17-2010 | Danny Schechter
    Why Is The Haiti Disaster Response So Screwed Up: Is Another Katrina Relief Effort In The Making? Politics / Social Issues Jan 17, 2010 - 04:50 AM By: Danny Schechter Every disaster plan is built to some degree around the idea of triage—deciding who can and cannot be saved. The worst cases are often separated and allowed to perish so that others who are considered more survivable can be treated. There is a tragic triage underway in Haiti thanks to screw-ups on the part of the US and western response, and in part because of the objectively tough conditions in...
  • Security fears mount in Haiti

    01/17/2010 8:09:47 PM PST · by Saije · 5 replies · 419+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/17/2010 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    Desperate Haitians scrambled Sunday to find food and water and guarded their meager possessions against the advance of looters as the U.S. and other nations struggled to jump-start a sluggish relief effort. Even as Navy and Coast Guard ships arrived offshore, a round-the-clock airlift intensified and additional dignitaries appeared, the frantic victims of last Tuesday's 7.0-magnitude earthquake were growing more fearful as they pleaded for help and security in a lawless city. *** "We need the Haitian forces to protect us," said Cledanor Sully, owner of a small Port-au-Prince hotel called the Seven Stars. Sully sleeps in a park across...
  • US may play security role in Haiti in earthquake's aftermath

    01/17/2010 3:30:35 AM PST · by Scanian · 24 replies · 601+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 15, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON — The top U.S. military officer is leaving open the possibility of a growing security role for U.S. forces if desperation turns to violence in Haiti, a risky undertaking in a country that was chaotic even before this week’s devastating earthquake. U.S. forces sent to Haiti to help relief efforts are operating under what two military officials said Friday is an adaptation of standard military rules of engagement that allows for self-defense even though the Pentagon does not expect a need for it. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to characterize the confidential rules. The Pentagon is planning...
  • Vatican Asks US Agency to Lead Haiti Effort: Catholic Relief Services Coordinating Earthquake Aid

    01/16/2010 11:08:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies · 916+ views ^ | JAN. 14, 2010 | Vatican
    Vatican Asks US Agency to Lead Haiti Effort Catholic Relief Services Coordinating Earthquake Aid PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, JAN. 14, 2010 ( Catholic Relief Services, the international humanitarian agency of the U.S. bishops' conference, was asked by the Pontifical Council Cor Unum to coordinate aid for earthquake victims in Haiti.The country's capital, Port-au-Prince, was destroyed Tuesday in an earthquake that measured 7.0 on the Richter scale.Although the number of casualties is unknown, it is estimated that 50,000 were killed, and 3 million others injured or homeless.The country, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, is having trouble responding to the needs on...
  • Frictions between nations rise over struggle of getting aid to Haiti

    01/16/2010 7:56:14 PM PST · by Saije · 18 replies · 1,016+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/16/2010 | Mary Beth Sheridan
    Food and water trickled to the stricken people of Haiti on Saturday, as a global aid operation struggled with frictions and confusion over who was in charge to bring relief to this crumbled, earthquake-ravaged city. Four days after the 7.0-magnitude quake brought much of Port-au-Prince down on its residents Tuesday, a few signs of national survival flickered, even as some Haitians began an exodus out of the devastated capital and into the countryside. But there were growing tensions over which country's planes were allowed to land here first, with each nation insisting its aid flight was a priority, according to...
  • At Haiti roadblock, a lesson in power dynamics

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

    01/16/2010 11:36:57 AM PST · by NYer · 2 replies · 190+ views
    WITL ^ | Januay 16, 2010 | Rocco Palmo
    And so, church, with Tuesday's quake in Haiti dominating the news-cycle, "your help urgently needed" in this weekend's second collection nationwide and, indeed, "calling for every human being who has a human heart to pray, and to help them to stand again," we'd be remiss to not pass along the following memento, circulated by the Apostleship of Prayer:God of all creation, as we weep with our family in Haiti, console us. In this time of crisis, open our eyes to look beyond the disaster to see Christ in our brothers and sisters in Haiti, as Christ sees us. Be...
  • Salvation Army Mobilizing Personnel, Resources to Aid with Haiti Relief

    01/15/2010 7:34:02 AM PST · by GunsAndBibles · 20 replies · 623+ views
    Salvation Army ^ | 1/13/2010 | GunsAndBibles
    Alexandria, VA (January 13, 2010) – The Salvation Army is mobilizing resources and personnel to assist with the international relief effort in Haiti following a severe earthquake Tuesday that damaged much of the country’s infrastructure, housing and commercial buildings. The Salvation Army has had a presence in Haiti since 1950 and currently operates schools, clinics, a hospital, feeding programs, children's homes and church-related activities spread across two major facilities in Port au Prince, close to the epicenter of the earthquake and at other locations in the country. One of the facilities, or compounds as it is referred to, includes a...
  • Puerto Rico responds to earthquake devastation in Haiti

    01/14/2010 6:22:04 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 4 replies · 711+ views
    Puerto Rico Daily Sun ^ | January 14, 2010 | Xavira Neggers Crescioni
    As the island mobilized to help Haiti, Interim Gov. Kenneth McClintock sent three military helicopters and two C-130 cargo airplanes from the Puerto Rico Air National Guard filled with emergency personnel and equipment to aid the neighboring Caribbean nation, which was devastated by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake Tuesday evening. “Since this morning I have been in contact with United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton and Haitian Consul General in Miami Ralph Latourtude to put Puerto Rico at Haiti’s service,” McClintock said during a news conference to announce various collection centers where local residents can make donations of water,...
  • 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...