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Old 01-14-11, 06:32 PM   #1
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95% of the buildings are still in rubble.

A million people are still living in tents.

So you think that you have got problems!!!

Perhaps you don't give a shit anyway...you know the sort I mean...the sort who walks past the homeless person in the street selling "Big Issue" and then has the gall to go to church on a Sunday. I know a lot of prats like that. I'm no saint myself, but hey, what's 2 out of anyone's pocket who has 4 walls and a roof 24/7?

Anyway, if you are just a little bit interested in Haiti's plight a year after that fateful day, have a look at this video. If you are not interested then you are a fully fledged member of this modern self-centred world.


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I've been to Haiti a few times and even before the quake there wasn't much good there.
I usually flew into Cap Haitian...the electricity was seldom working so you could never talk to the tower...normal procedure was to buzz the runway to get the cattle and people off before trying to land. There were always a few soldiers with M-16's standing around under the wing an old abandoned DC-3 looking like they'd love to shoot a "rich" white American boy. A couple times our aircraft were called back en route because of a coup, or possible one.
Haiti has a lot of problems, most of them internal with it's leaders on the take. Not much any of us can do until that's been solved, the money will end up in the pockets of the few rich and powerful there.
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I've been to Haiti a few times and even before the quake there wasn't much good there.
Haiti has a lot of problems, most of them internal with it's leaders on the take. Not much any of us can do until that's been solved, the money will end up in the pockets of the few rich and powerful there.
It's a wonder the USA, "apparently" the world's greatest democracy, didn't step in then to sort out the problem of such an undemocratic neighbour in close proximity to herself. No such problems in 1962 when Haiti's closest neighbour, Cuba, did not toe the line.

You are right about Haiti though, when you say that there "isn't much good there." There's not a litre of oil to be had under Haiti's shakey ground.
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It's a wonder the USA, "apparently" the world's greatest democracy, didn't step in then to sort out the problem of such an undemocratic neighbour in close proximity to herself. No such problems in 1962 when Haiti's closest neighbour, Cuba, did not toe the line.

You are right about Haiti though, when you say that there "isn't much good there." There's not a litre of oil to be had under Haiti's shakey ground.
In Cuba however, the issue was Russian missile's being deployed on the Island more than human rights for the Cubans.
I've been to Havanna, Cuba a few times (The Airline I flew for was both a US and Bahamian Corporation) and the people there, and the way they interact is like the difference between black and white. The Cubans, both military and civilian, were very nice and polite. There were always a car full of armed soldiers that followed the plane on the ground, I was told that was to insure we did not pick up any "passengers" but they were cool.
In Haiti however, they all gave the impression that just getting out alive and with all our possessions was a special gift from them.
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