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I wish I had the money to fly over and help with the relief effort. I helped with Katrina and it made a huge impact on me personally.


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If I had money to give, I would. But sadly I'm just a 17 year old senior in high school without a job. I'll do my part and spread the word and tell people to donate to the cause though.


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2 million would be intense, that'd be more than the tsunami in indonesia killed those few years ago, and that was the worst natural disaster to date, if my history channel programming wasn't telling me lies.

The single most deadly earthquake was an 8.3 in China that killed 800,000. I doubt that a 7.0 could kill up to 2 million.

 

Its going to be up past the Indonesian Death toll, which saddens me greatly.

I dunno, would 1 million really be a stretch? I think I heard somewhere that 3 million people live within a short distance of the epicenter.


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This is very devastating to the people who live/lived there. The economy was already too poor, so without help they won't be able to recover. Great that we have such kind-hearted people on this earth to donate basic essentials to them.


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I dont get why people say "tragic", my "condolences", et al, when really, you're just saying it because it's what "most" people would say or do, when the fact of the matter is that really you don't give two [cabbage]s about whats happening 2000 km away across the North Atlantic. Sure, there's a two minute segment on the 6 o'clock news followed by the 9:30 news, but after that, you'll forget about it.

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I dont get why people say "tragic", my "condolences", et al, when really, you're just saying it because it's what "most" people would say or do, when the fact of the matter is that really you don't give two [cabbage]s about whats happening 2000 km away across the North Atlantic. Sure, there's a two minute segment on the 6 o'clock news followed by the 9:30 news, but after that, you'll forget about it.

 

Because suprisingly there ARE people who care!

Was there any need to make that negative comment?

 

My college is actually raising money for food, water and aid etc. and i personally am more than happy to donate any spare money i have to it.

This is one of the world's worst natural disasters, i don't see how we can just 'forget' about it.


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I kept hearing stuff about an earthquake and thought "Oh. Earthquake. It'll pass." Then I read the newspaper today. :blink:

It kinda already sucks that Haiti is not exactly rich to begin with, and now this happens.

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I love how two weeks ago when starving children were digging through garbage dumps for food nobody cared, but now that there's an earthquake everyone is filling boxes with blankets and water bottles -.-.


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I dont get why people say "tragic", my "condolences", et al, when really, you're just saying it because it's what "most" people would say or do, when the fact of the matter is that really you don't give two [cabbage]s about whats happening 2000 km away across the North Atlantic. Sure, there's a two minute segment on the 6 o'clock news followed by the 9:30 news, but after that, you'll forget about it.

 

To an extent, you're right; we know very few--if not none--of these people and it doesn't affect us in any way, but you can't help but think "that's gotta suck" when you imagine someone buried under debris.


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God bless the people who suffered in this earthquake.

 

But if I may add, what about the Dominican Republic? We're hearing all this stuff from Haiti but the DR is just 20 miles over the capital. So uh, where's the recognition?


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God bless the people who suffered in this earthquake.

 

But if I may add, what about the Dominican Republic? We're hearing all this stuff from Haiti but the DR is just 20 miles over the capital. So uh, where's the recognition?

I don't think there's been any damage, people from Port-au-Prince are crossing the border for medical attention.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2010/01/15/2010-01-15_injured_haiti_earthquake_victims_stream_across_border_to_.html


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Camera guy: Whoa, haha, are you okay dude?

Matt: You want anything funny that happens, don't you?

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Camera guy: runs away still laughing

Matt: You think the funny comes out of your mother[bleep]ing creativity? Comes out of Satan, mother[bleep]er! nn--ngh! pushes Camera guy down

Camera guy: Hoooholy [bleep]!

Matt: FUNNY ISN'T REAL! FUNNY ISN'T REAL!

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I dont get why people say "tragic", my "condolences", et al, when really, you're just saying it because it's what "most" people would say or do, when the fact of the matter is that really you don't give two [cabbage]s about whats happening 2000 km away across the North Atlantic. Sure, there's a two minute segment on the 6 o'clock news followed by the 9:30 news, but after that, you'll forget about it.

 

apparently i am going to have to agree with this. :unsure:

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What else can we say? There's different levels of "caring" and a simple acknowledgment is better than nothing.

 

God bless the people who suffered in this earthquake.

 

But if I may add, what about the Dominican Republic? We're hearing all this stuff from Haiti but the DR is just 20 miles over the capital. So uh, where's the recognition?

I don't think there's been any damage, people from Port-au-Prince are crossing the border for medical attention.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2010/01/15/2010-01-15_injured_haiti_earthquake_victims_stream_across_border_to_.html

That still makes no sense. Its 20 miles from the epicenter. If Port au Prince was DEVASTAED, 20 miles away should have some sort of damage.


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Sad is really all that i can say on this.

 

But if anyone is thinking of donating money to help with the relief effort don't use the red cross, use either an entirly volunteer program or a government sponsered one. With anything els little money actually gets to haiti because the wages of their employees are paid from the donations.


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Sad is really all that i can say on this.

 

But if anyone is thinking of donating money to help with the relief effort don't use the red cross, use either an entirly volunteer program or a government sponsered one. With anything els little money actually gets to haiti because the wages of their employees are paid from the donations.

 

I thought Red Cross was nonprofit/volunteers...


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The president of Senegal is offering repatriation to Africa for ever Haitian. He says that if enough people are willing to be repatriated, an entire, fertile, region will be given to them.

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8463921.stm


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The president of Senegal is offering repatriation to Africa for ever Haitian. He says that if enough people are willing to be repatriated, an entire, fertile, region will be given to them.

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8463921.stm

 

Glad to see someone who can do something is at least trying to help. :thumbup:


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Sad is really all that i can say on this.

 

But if anyone is thinking of donating money to help with the relief effort don't use the red cross, use either an entirly volunteer program or a government sponsered one. With anything els little money actually gets to haiti because the wages of their employees are paid from the donations.

 

I thought Red Cross was nonprofit/volunteers...

 

Their not. They may take on some volunteers but the majority of the orginisation is full time employees. Unfortunatly I am one of those employees because this dumb province apparently thinks that the lifesaving societies standards for life guards and swimming instructors are not good enough. (i hate that of all the provinces we had to move to my parents picked the one where i can't get a darn job despite being an instructor for 3 yrs!). And they have offices in most major cities that are fully staffed and only part of their income is generated by courses that they offer for first aid training and lifeguard/instructor training. In the end it is not enough to fully pay their employees because the majority of Canada considers the life saving society to be better then the red cross offered programs.

 

My dad also has experiance with the red cross because he was part of the last canadian relief effort that went to hati and was also here in winnipeg durring the last big flood. He and alot of his unit were not impressed with how the red cross operated. Some of the stories he has to tell are of how the red cross was getting full course meals, refusing to work during some of the heavier rain, and some of them were even staying at what hotels were still open.All of this of course requires money. And meanwhile the military units were out day and night filling sand bags, sleeping in tents, eating MRE's, ect.


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Been seeing more and more pictures, or moutains of dead bodies. Its horrifing to watch. I would not be suprised if the toll is above 150,000 by now.


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Our school is taking donation in our homerooms, so I plan to donate tomorrow. A Facebook event has also been created to raise awareness about the tragedy - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=251397501444&ref=mf

 

Hope to see lots of red on Tuesday!

 

 


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This is indeed sad, and it becomes sadder everyday. I wish it didn't have to happen at all, but it did. I just wish a tragedy didn't happen to such a poor country, It's going to take years to recover.


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It's way too early for this, but I laughed.

 

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=297429420128

 

Haiti seems to be the most unfortunate place when it comes to weather and nature though.


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It's way too early for this, but I laughed.

 

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=297429420128

 

Haiti seems to be the most unfortunate place when it comes to weather and nature though.

It's so harsh it made me laugh :wall: , don't get me wrong though I think its horrible.

On the other hand farmville's sending its profits to Hati. :thumbup:


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It's way too early for this, but I laughed.

 

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=297429420128

 

Haiti seems to be the most unfortunate place when it comes to weather and nature though.

It's so harsh it made me laugh :wall: , don't get me wrong though I think its horrible.

On the other hand farmville's sending its profits to Hati. :thumbup:

 

Yeah, it's bad lol.


I was going to eat hot dogs for dinner tonight. I think I will settle for cereal.

 

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Haiti got hit by another earthquake! This one was a 6.1 :o

 

Poor haiti


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