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miamizsun

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Posted: Sep 10, 2019 - 6:06am

little known fact

a huge part of the disaster in the bahamas was a haitian migrant shanty town

very poorly constructed

fire ripped through some of it a few years ago

it might be easier to just bring them to the us

a much better opportunity for them to flourish...
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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 - 3:43pm

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How moving! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted: Jan 16, 2011 - 8:36am

The Sunday Morning Show had a really interesting segment about Haiti this morning, an amazing story of how these people have unbelievably made lemonade out of lemons.
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Posted: Jan 12, 2011 - 8:39am

 hippiechick wrote:
Thoughts and prayers for the people of Haiti. One year later, the poor people are still suffering.

 
Yep, saw a harrowing report yesterday. Pretty much all of the money raised has still not got to them, over 1 million people living in tents, squalor basically. It's quite horrific

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Posted: Jan 12, 2011 - 8:24am

Thoughts and prayers for the people of Haiti. One year later, the poor people are still suffering.
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Posted: Jan 11, 2011 - 11:03pm



 
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Posted: Nov 28, 2010 - 2:32pm

 geordiezimmerman wrote: 
Probably still doing their Health & Safety assessments.

geordiezimmerman

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Posted: Nov 28, 2010 - 12:21pm

Why is nothing being done in Haiti? Over 1.3 million living in squalid tents, cholera spreading and only 2% of the rubble cleared. What is happening to all the money reaised by the so called 'safe agencies'. Red cross, Oxfam etc?
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Posted: Mar 11, 2010 - 4:44pm

www.beattherain.org
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Mar 11, 2010 - 2:47pm

Buy cool song, support Haiti relief.
 
Shane MacGowan/I put a spell on you
 

 
More.
 

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Posted: Feb 10, 2010 - 8:05am

 rosedraws wrote:

1) Why, about 75% of the time, do I not get the voiceover with News Video??

2) Like these place need the stress of the dog and pony show for Jolie's cameras, not to mention feeding and caring for her entrourage (I assume that when these famous folk visit places like that, they're somewhat self-sufficient? but still, it's a whole lot of demanding westerners).

3) didn't she used to be the world's sexiest woman? 


 

I think it would help the Haitians much more if she put some effort into speaking out here and donated the money her whole trip will cost to a solid relief agency.
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Posted: Feb 10, 2010 - 4:49am

 rosedraws wrote:

1) Why, about 75% of the time, do I not get the voiceover with News Video??

2) Like these place need the stress of the dog and pony show for Jolie's cameras, not to mention feeding and caring for her entrourage (I assume that when these famous folk visit places like that, they're somewhat self-sufficient? but still, it's a whole lot of demanding westerners).

3) didn't she used to be the world's sexiest woman? 
 
1.  I don't know.

2.  agreed; I can't help but think they cause far more disruption than actual help.

3.  I have never thought so.

rosedraws

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Posted: Feb 10, 2010 - 4:47am

 oldslabsides wrote:
Haitians can rest easy now - the world's scariest woman has arrived.

 
1) Why, about 75% of the time, do I not get the voiceover with News Video??

2) Like these place need the stress of the dog and pony show for Jolie's cameras, not to mention feeding and caring for her entrourage (I assume that when these famous folk visit places like that, they're somewhat self-sufficient? but still, it's a whole lot of demanding westerners).

3) didn't she used to be the world's sexiest woman? 

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Posted: Feb 10, 2010 - 4:36am

Haitians can rest easy now - the world's scariest woman has arrived.
DD hönx

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Posted: Feb 9, 2010 - 4:35pm

 dionysius wrote:


You seem determined to pick a fight with people who only want to do right by the people of Haiti. If so, then to hell with you. Go leverage that high dudgeon into something useful to somebody else, to anyone else.

 
Who only wants to do right by the people of Haiti?

Who's helping whom - what are you talking about?

To help finding the answer here are some

Haiti Numbers - 27 Days After the Quake

890 million. Amount of international debt that Haiti owes creditors. Finance ministers from developing countries announced they will forgive $290 million. Source: Wall Street Journal

644 million. Donations for Haiti to private organizations have exceeded $644 million. Over $200 million has gone to the Red Cross, which had 15 people working on health projects in Haiti before the earthquake. About $40 million has gone to Partners in Health, which had 5,000 people working on health in Haiti before the quake. Source: New York Times.

75. An hourly wage of 75 cents per hour is paid by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to people in Haiti who have been hired to help in the clean up. The UNDP is paying 30,000 people to help clean up Haiti, 180 Haitian gourdes ($4.47) for six hours of work. The program hopes to hire 100,000 people. Source: United Nations News Briefing.

1.25. The US is pledged to spend as much as $379 million in Haitian relief. This is about $1.25 for each person in the United States. Source: Canadian Press.

1. For every one dollar of US aid to Haiti, 42 cents is for disaster assistance, 33 cents is for the US military, 9 cents is for food, 9 cents is to transport the food, 5 cents to pay Haitians to help with recovery effort, 1 cent is for the Haitian government and one-half a cent is for the government of the Dominican Republic. Source: Associated Press.

Hope you get it now, but I won't wait for it.

DD hönx

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Posted: Feb 9, 2010 - 7:19am

 geordiezimmerman wrote:
U.S Missionaries jailed for child kidnap.

I don't know about the news coverage in the U.S but over here there is more and more footage of amputees, many of them children who we are being told had limbs amputated needlessly because urgent medicines were turned away from the airport. This is not a dig at America, it's just what is being reported with many aid agencies still asking questions. A plane with Scientoligists was even allowed to land before these planes, ridiculous!

 
Not surprisingly, no one responded to your concern, it's too shameful and not really ridiculous.
But let me add this, however: the UK periodical New Statesman recently published an article written by John Pilger entitled
The kidnapping of Haiti, where Pilger reported:
When I was last in Haiti, I watched very young girls stooped in front of whirring, hissing binding machines at the Superior baseball plant in Port-au-Prince. Many had swollen eyes and lacerated arms. I produced a camera and was thrown out.

Haiti is where America makes the equipment for its hallowed national game, for next to nothing.
Haiti is where Walt Disney contractors make Mickey Mouse pyjamas, for next to nothing.
The US controls Haiti's sugar, bauxite and sisal.
Rice-growing was replaced by imported American rice, driving people into the town and jerry-built housing.
Year after year, Haiti was invaded by US marines, infamous for atrocities that have been their speciality from the Philippines to Afghanistan.
Bill Clinton is another comedian, having got himself appointed the UN's man in Haiti. Once fawned upon by the BBC as "Mr Nice Guy . . . bringing democracy back to a sad and troubled land", Clinton is Haiti's most notorious privateer, demanding deregulation that benefits the sweatshop barons. Lately, he has been promoting a $55m deal to turn the north of Haiti into an American-annexed "tourist playground".
Glorifying the US' exploitation of its Caribbean backyard is nothing else than prototyping the method of creating legends to define US history, and calling it beyond that something like 'help' for the Caribbean nations means ignoring the real history. Pilger has described this method of fabricating lies in order to turn the real world upside down with this kind of reflection in another article using a famous piece of George Orwell:

Welcome to Orwell’s world: 

In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a superstate, Oceania, whose language of war inverted lies that "passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past'."



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Posted: Feb 8, 2010 - 3:54pm

funny pictures of cats with captions


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Posted: Feb 5, 2010 - 2:55pm

 hönx wrote:

If we'll have a look at the US history of its Caribbean backyard, we easily can discover that the US government and its international and regional allies are used to view real autonomy and independence for Caribbean nations and for Central and South American countries as a threat. Now, President Obama's administration has exploited the catastrophe in Haiti to militarise that country under the pretext of providing security for humanitarian relief operations.
Governments in the region see straight through that pretext to the menace behind it.
Within Haiti, the US military occupation enables the US government to suppress any resurgence of the virtually banned, but widely popular, Fanmi Lavalas political movement, Haiti's largest. It also makes less likely a return from his involuntary sojourn in South Africa by Fanmi Lavalas leader, the exiled ex-President Jean Bertrand Aristide.

As the White House published, US troops have been sent to occupy and control the civil airport of Port Au Prince.

And what was their job? Anyway, following the White House, 12,000 US troops, 19 US Navy ships plus a dozen coastguard air planes and additional helicopters could achieve sustained success, the White House announced on January 18, 2010, a couple of days after the earthquake killed more than a quarter of a million people: their main purpose was to rescue and provide with food, water and medical care — US citizens first, of course, and what next?

But as Cuban and Venezuelan support for vital medical, education and other development cooperation programmes in Haiti puts US government aid to shame, the US occupation is likely to hinder Cuban and Venezuelan development cooperation to Haiti. It also gives the US government another base from which to menace Cuba and Venezuela while warning off other countries in the region anxious to benefit from extremely successful Venezuelan-led development cooperation programmes like Petrocaribe or ALBA (the Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas).


HEALTH:

265 HHS medical personnel are on the ground in Haiti:

— Doctors, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and other medical personnel who are a part of the National Disaster Medical System and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. HHS activated the National Disaster Medical System and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps to assist in relief efforts in Haiti.

HHS medical teams have begun seeing patients.

— More than 300 patients were seen yesterday at a Haitian orphanage, most with acute medical problems.

— A pediatric surgeon from the HHS International Medical Surgical Response Team performed surgery on a child yesterday aboard USNS Carl Vinson.

— A Disaster Medical Assistance Team and the International Medical Surgical Response Team today will see patients at a GHESKIO clinic in Port-au-Prince.

— Members from a Disaster Medical Assistance Team will also see patients today at the Haitian Coast Guard base in Killick, Haiti.

The USNS Comfort is currently underway and expected to arrive on 1/20 with 600 medical personal on board.


EVACUATION & RESCUES

A total of 2,971 Americans have been evacuated.

FEMA is coordinating and supporting the deployment of state and local Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Teams from across the country to Haiti.

— Currently, 6 USAR teams (511 total personnel) are on the ground in Haiti. These teams are made up of specially-trained state and local first responders and come from across the country.

— U.S. USAR teams have rescued 37 individuals, and 69 rescues have been successfully conducted by the 27 international USAR teams.

— Each USAR team includes approximately 70 team members.


FOOD & WATER

More than 89,800 lbs of cargo has been delivered.

A total of 20 pallets containing 27,000 Humanitarian Daily Rations have been delivered to Port au Prince, as well as three pallets of medicine and hygiene pallets.

The Department of Defense provided three water purifications treatment units and delivered twelve 3,000 gallon water bladders and 18 pallets of bottled water.

Military helicopters airlifted 26,000 Humanitarian Daily Rations from Guantanamo Bay to Port au Prince.


So let's sum up:
12,000 US troops, 19 US Navy ships plus a dozen coastguard air planes and additional helicopters plus 265 HHS medical personnel

  • delivered 90,000 lbs food and water,
  • delivered a total of 20 pallets Humanitarian Daily Rations to the city of Port Au Prince, as well as 3 pallets of medicine and hygiene products,
  • delivered twelve 3,000 gallon water bladders and 18 pallets of bottled water,
  • evacuated a total of 2,971 US Americans,
  • rescued 37 individuals
  • US HHS medical teams have begun seeing patients, more than 300 patients on a day, most with acute medical problems,
  • a pediatric surgeon from the HHS International Medical Surgical Response Team performed surgery on a child.

dionysius wrote:


... we Americans are doing more than any other single nation for Haiti...

 

Indeed, if only one person was rescued, this in fact would be
a cracking good story, n'est-ce pas? Good for another legend US history is built upon.
But it does not answer the question"WHY - what is the US occupation good for?"

May be the answer becomes evident when we consider that the US found oil in Haiti decades ago, and due to the geopolitical circumstances and big business interests of that era the decision was made to keep Haitian oil in reserve for when Middle Eastern oil had dried up...

Anyway:


Well put. 


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