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Post time 2010-1-14 05:49:37 |Display all floors
Haiti is already the poorest country in the western hemisphere.

They have only begun to recover from 4 hurricanes in 2008.

A hurricane in 2002? which killed 1000's.

It is estimated by the Haitian president that 30-40k people are dead - with many still buried in the rubble.


If you can, please log on to     food  for the poor d ot  org    and donate.

97.7% of donations go directly to those in need. All donations on the Haiti page go to emergency relief.


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Post time 2010-1-14 08:08:56 |Display all floors
Pat Robertson - evangelical christian -" knows" why Haiti was hit by the earthquake

"They made a pact with the devil to drive out the French"


What a jerk!


Liuyedao - you may bash this "christian" with my blessing.

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Post time 2010-1-14 08:14:24 |Display all floors
If you are watching the news and seeing how america is mobilising to bring aid to Haiti, you will see what the real use of power should be.

The video of China rushing to bring aid with her power and with her flags waving is another example of the proper use of power.

The world has real natural disasters which need money, manpower, brainpower, etc....

Man keeps making their own drama.....

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Post time 2010-1-14 08:23:58 |Display all floors

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Originally posted by wiseoldlady at 2010-1-14 05:49
Haiti is already the poorest country in the western hemisphere.

They have only begun to recover from 4 hurricanes in 2008.

A hurricane in 2002? which killed 1000's.

It is estimated by the  ...



Darling, I fully agree with this. so sad

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Post time 2010-1-14 08:37:27 |Display all floors
with their resident UN peacekeeping force in Haiti, should give the fullest support in the international rescue effort asap.


If they are still alive


UNITED NATIONS —  The U.N. said Wednesday that 17 U.N. personnel were killed when an earthquake decimated Haiti's capital and 150 workers were still unaccounted for, including the mission chief.

U.N. officials said 56 others were injured. Seven who were seriously hurt were evacuated from the country, they said.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced late Wednesday that 11 Brazilian peacekeepers and five international police officers — three from Jordan and one each from Chad and Argentina — were killed in the quake. Earlier,U.N. peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy said a Haitian civilian working for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country also died.

"The figure we are giving to you is only the confirmed fatalities," Le Roy said. "But of course, the number of (U.N.) fatalities at the end will be much higher — it's obvious."

Le Roy said at least 10 people were pulled alive on Wednesday from the lower floors of the five-story headquarters building for the U.N. peacekeeping mission, which collapsed in Tuesday's magnitude 7.0 earthquake quake.

Susanna Malcorra, the undersecretary-general for the department that staffs and equips U.N. field-based peace operations, said "the number of people we have unaccounted for is in the range of 150."

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