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    It's horrible to what has happened in Haiti. My condolences go out to all the victims and their families. I think we all should make a donation to our favorite charity.
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    Wow. Do they have building codes in Haiti? 500k dead is that a true number?

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    Re: Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by bararallu View Post
    500k dead is that a true number?

    Looking at the images & videos the number must be close to 500k.
    Mountain look very spectacular from distance. Prostitutes look very beautiful when they make-up. War stories are very interesting. All these three things are interesting from distance.

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    Re: Haiti

    It was a number 7 whose epicenter was the heavily populated port de prince. Pat Robertson says the Haitians made a pact with the devil to rid themselves of the French. Some people have no class.

    For those intent on donating:

    http://www.bbb.org/us/article/bbb-ad...-appeals-14644
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    A country so poor that it has no child labor nor environmental issues.

    http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/hai...er/whypoor.htm

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    In the cold light of reason, this is a good example of the difference between successful and unsuccessful societies. A 7.0 temblor in Haiti, Azerbijan, Iran, will typically (& I mean that in all seriousness) kill between 50 - 100k people. Cement vaporizes, foundations liquefy, landslides, mudslides, fires. A 7.0 temblor in Japan, South Korea, California, Greece kills fewer than 50 people. Not because one is rich and one is poor, though that helps, but because they invest in infrastructure and not thievery, corruption, atomic weapons and graft. Haiti has been a basketcase for 200 years. One tyrant after another stealing from and raping the country. What they should do is rescue everyone they can and relocate them to other countries and start over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mediocrates View Post
    In the cold light of reason, this is a good example of the difference between successful and unsuccessful societies. A 7.0 temblor in Haiti, Azerbijan, Iran, will typically (& I mean that in all seriousness) kill between 50 - 100k people. Cement vaporizes, foundations liquefy, landslides, mudslides, fires. A 7.0 temblor in Japan, South Korea, California, Greece kills fewer than 50 people. Not because one is rich and one is poor, though that helps, but because they invest in infrastructure and not thievery, corruption, atomic weapons and graft. Haiti has been a basketcase for 200 years. One tyrant after another stealing from and raping the country. What they should do is rescue everyone they can and relocate them to other countries and start over.
    yes, 200 years is what it took to turn the jewels of the Antilles into the shxxhole of the Caribean, thanks to colonial powers and friendly governments.

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    I'm not so sure. Next door Santo Domingo isn't anything like the disaster Haiti has always been.

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    Dominican Republic is not where I would want to live either.
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    Re: Haiti

    who is this idiot ?


    Pat Robertson's 'pact with the Devil' Haiti comments leave White House adviser Jarrett speechless'

    By Neil Nagraj
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

    Originally Published:Thursday, January 14th 2010, 12:04 PM
    Updated: Thursday, January 14th 2010, 12:39 PM

    Pat Robertson's suggestion that Haiti's 'pact with the Devil' is responsible for the devastating earthquake leaves White House adviser Valerie Jarrett 'speechless,' she says.


    Pat Robertson's suggestion that Haiti's 'pact with the Devil' is responsible for the devastating earthquake leaves White House adviser Valerie Jarrett 'speechless,' she says.



    The White House has added its voice to the growing chorus slamming the Rev. Pat Robertson's suggestion that a Haitian "pact with the Devil" brought about the earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation.

    Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Obama, said the Robertson's remarks left her "kind of speechless."

    "That's not the attitude that expresses the spirit of the president or the American people, so I thought it was a pretty stunning comment to make," she said on "Good Morning America."

    Robertson's organization has quickly backpedaled on the controversial comments.

    In a statement on his Web site, a Christian Broadcasting Network spokesman says he didn't mean to imply the earthquake was the Haitians' fault, and that he was merely repeating a legend that has led "countless scholars and religious figures over the centuries to believe the country is cursed."

    "If you watch the entire video segment, Dr. Robertson's compassion for the people of Haiti is clear," the statement read.

    During an interview on CBN's "700 Club" Wednesday, Robertson alleged that Haiti's liberation from France was the result of a deal with the devil.

    "They were under the heel of the French...and they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, 'We will serve you if you'll get us free from the French,'" he said.

    Robertson continued: "True story. And so the devil said, 'OK, it's a deal.' They kicked the French out. The Haitians revolted and got themselves free. Ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other."

    At least one prominent Christian leader joined the White House -- and a slew of left-leaning and liberal pundits -- in denouncing Robertson's comments.

    "God loves the people of Haiti. He hasn't turned his back on Haiti," the Rev. Franklin Graham, son of the Rev. Billy Graham, said on "Good Morning America," condemning the remarks and adding he believed Robertson "misspoke."
    The younger Graham's ministry is currently in Haiti doing relief work.

    This isn't the first time Robertson sparked an uproar during times of tragedy.
    In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Robertson said civil libertarians and gay rights groups bore responsibility for the strikes.

    He has also said Hurricane Katrina was an expression of God's wrath over abortion, and said Ariel Sharon's stroke was God's vengeance for Israel's ceding land to the Palestinians.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/worl...#ixzz0cc3N5ZA9
    Mountain look very spectacular from distance. Prostitutes look very beautiful when they make-up. War stories are very interesting. All these three things are interesting from distance.

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    Re: Haiti

    Totally terrible thing to say.

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    can text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts in #haiti

    http://www.state.gov/p/wha/ci/ha/earthquake/index.htm
    Link to the above number from American Gov. Official Site.
    Mountain look very spectacular from distance. Prostitutes look very beautiful when they make-up. War stories are very interesting. All these three things are interesting from distance.

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    Re: Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Mediocrates View Post
    A 7.0 temblor in Japan, South Korea, California, Greece kills fewer than 50 people. Not because one is rich and one is poor, though that helps, but because they invest in infrastructure and not thievery, corruption, atomic weapons and graft. Haiti has been a basketcase for 200 years.
    Unfortunately, Haiti's been a poor abused place for much longer than 200 years.

    But you are exactly correct about the problems there. Thousands died in this earthquake because of the thievery and corruption that affect everything in that society. Not unlike what's going on in most of Africa that's causing so much human misery and loss of life.

    What a shame.
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    Anyone have any info on Israel's contribution as a first responder?

    Geraldo showed a portable hospital that Israel had provided, but I have to say, while technically it might be impressive, they only treated an underwhelming 100 patients their first day. Not even a drop in that bucket. The officer in charge of the operation said it took them 14 hours to mobilize, 16 hours to fly over, and 8 hours to setup. Doesn't 14 hours sound as if they were winging it?

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    Re: Haiti

    The take away, if one can have one in a monster calamity is that corruption doesn't particular endeavor to set and abide building codes that would be mandated on a major fault. Not that anyone deserves to die a horrible death. But Haiti was a failed state, and Haitians deserve better governance.

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