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Haiti [earthquake]

In light what happened in Haiti the complains corner is closed for the session
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Old 13.01.2010, 14:34
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Re: Haiti

I agree with that.

If you pray, I'd like you join me, for those who left and for those who stay...

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Re: Haiti

That's what the life brings. Sometimes we think that the worst calamity in the world has happened to us and suddenly we learn that there are people who has just suffered much worse.

My wife woke up this morning with lots of pain in her shoulder from surgery but being still alive and in a warm safe place, just phoned me... she was speechless in light of this tragedy shown on TV.

My condolences to all families of bereaved in this human disaster. Joint in prayers.
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That's what the life brings. Sometimes we think that the worst calamity in the world has happened to us and suddenly we learn that there are people who has just suffered much worse.

My wife woke up this morning with lots of pain in her shoulder from surgery but being still alive and in a warm safe place, just phoned me... she was speechless in light of this tragedy shown on TV.

My condolences to all families of bereaved in this human disaster. Joint in prayers.

Here some pictures

http://picfog.com/search/Haiti


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Re: Haiti [earthquake]

Catastroph had already hit Haiti before the quake.
Beside the earthquake or hurricanes, it has 10 mil. population in a tiny piece of island, heavily overpopulated and deforestrated (only 2% left from forests), corrupted system, full of poverty and illitracy,...
so not all the blames go to nature.
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Old 13.01.2010, 17:14
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Re: Haiti [earthquake]

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Catastroph had already hit Haiti before the quake.
Beside the earthquake or hurricanes, it has 10 mil. population in a tiny piece of island, heavily overpopulated and deforestrated (only 2% left from forests), corrupted system, full of poverty and illitracy,...
so not all the blames go to nature.
So does that make extent of human suffering any lesser from your point of view??? Should they vanish from planet of earth in any event???

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Re: Haiti [earthquake]

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Catastroph had already hit Haiti before the quake.
Beside the earthquake or hurricanes, it has 10 mil. population in a tiny piece of island, heavily overpopulated and deforestrated (only 2% left from forests), corrupted system, full of poverty and illitracy,...
so not all the blames go to nature.

All you have to do is copy and print it ,thousends of time , and hand it to the ones witch are hurt and dying

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Catastroph had already hit Haiti before the quake.
Beside the earthquake or hurricanes, it has 10 mil. population in a tiny piece of island, heavily overpopulated and deforestrated (only 2% left from forests), corrupted system, full of poverty and illitracy,...
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All you have to do is copy and print it ,thousends of time , and hand it to the ones witch are hurt and dying
...and as the first slave colony to find Freedom and Independence, they started with nothing and have most of it left.

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Old 14.01.2010, 00:39
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Re: Haiti [earthquake]

I'm not sure where / how to look for information but does anyone know if there is anything set up for sending aid from here to Haiti?
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Old 14.01.2010, 00:48
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Re: Haiti [earthquake]

Perhaps one can get more info how to organize something through Red Cross: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics...ml?cid=8080206
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How to help... IFRC appeals for 10 million chf

Online donation page here.
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Old 14.01.2010, 01:21
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The day before yesterday I was watching a documentary about Haiti, with Bill Clinton encouraging businesses to reinvest. They showed garment workers, lucky to have a job at $5 per day. Apparently the quake was predicted. The airport is clear to aid can land, but there is no organization.

They should out Wyclef in charge

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Old 14.01.2010, 01:28
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Re: Haiti [earthquake]

The pics are horrific. I shouldn't have looked at them..My heart goes to the ones who survived this tragedy and lost their loved ones.
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Re: Haiti [earthquake]

glückskette opened up their fundraising. donations are well used there.
https://www.swiss-solidarity.org/en/...enkonto-1.html
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Old 14.01.2010, 07:49
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Re: Haiti [earthquake]

Help if you can with the relief effort but please be careful of internet scams..!

FBI warning of Haiti earthquake scams

(CNN) -- As the world looks for ways to help the victims of Haiti's earthquake, the FBI is now warning that there are also those who are looking for opportunities set up scams surrounding the latest disaster relief efforts.
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glückskette opened up their fundraising. donations are well used there.
https://www.swiss-solidarity.org/en/...enkonto-1.html
I know the woman who runs the Glückskette and she communicated this is a really tough one. The UK version of Glückskette is the DEC / Disasters Emergency Committee
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Re: Haiti [earthquake]

Religious nutter and televangelist farquad Pat Robertson calls earthquake in Haiti a blessing in disguise and says the Haitians are cursed because of a pact with the devil

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...011303724.html

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Religious nutter and televangelist farquad Pat Robertson calls earthquake in Haiti a blessing in disguise and says the Haitians are cursed because of a pact with the devil

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...011303724.html

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Every disaster that befalls a nation -- hurricanes, floods, terrorism, earthquakes -- constitutes God's punishment of a people gone astray, according to Pat Robertson, who famously blamed feminists for 9/11 and gays for Hurricane Andrew. In the case of Haiti's devastating earthquake, he blames an ostensible deal that black Haitians made with the Devil in order to win their emancipation and independence from the French colonials who enslaved them. So, in Haiti's case it might not be God who did the nation in, but rather the Devil calling in his chit.

From yesterday''s edition of "The 700 Club":


Something happened a long time ago in Haiti and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French, uh you know Napoleon the third and whatever. 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. True Story. And so the Devil said "Okay, it's a deal." And they kicked the French out. You know, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since they have been cursed by one thing after the other, desperately poor. That island is Hispaniola is one island. It's cut down the middle. On one side is Haiti, on the other side is the Dominican republic. Dominican Republic is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, etc.. Haiti is in desperate poverty. Same island. Uh, they need to have, and we need to pray for them, a great turning to God and out of this tragedy. I'm optimistic something good may come.


Because, of course, black people couldn't possibly have the wherewithal to defeat their white oppressors without a little supernatural help -- and it sure wouldn't be coming from God, right?

The association of black people with the devil goes back to Puritan times -- remember the role of the slave Tabitha in the Salem witch trials? -- and it lives in the unconscious of a certain sort of white evangelical Christian. The sort like Pat Robertson.

Also equated with Satan by one of the leading lights of the religious right, the late theologian R.J. Rushdoony, are the spiritual traditions of voudoun and voodoo practiced in Haiti and on the U.S. Gulf Coast, respectively. Rushdoony not only called for the separation of the races, but condemned jazz as a degenerate art form for its basis in the African rhythms expressed in voodoo.

While Robertson's comments are easily written off as the rantings of the religious right's most visible fool, they reflect a sentiment expressed by one of its most influential intellectuals. As Michael Keegan, president of People for the American Way, observed in a statement, "Regrettably, Pat Robertson can’t be written off as an eccentric aberration of the right-wing -- he’s still a leading figure in the conservative movement."


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Religious nutter and televangelist farquad Pat Robertson calls earthquake in Haiti a blessing in disguise and says the Haitians are cursed because of a pact with the devil

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...011303724.html

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What that cretin said is truly heinous, sadly he is given too much publicity and many people believe him.

He has a quote for every disaster, and it's always sick, not much different from the westboro lot.
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Re: Haiti [earthquake]

& heres some clips from CNBC .. particularly like this one from the Haitian Ambassador
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