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jhat01
01-13-2010, 05:38 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/13/haiti.earthquake/index.html

(CNN) -- The powerful earthquake that rocked Haiti "destroyed" much of Port-au-Prince, the country's first lady reported, as the widespread devastation in the country's teeming capital came into full view Wednesday as dawn broke.

"We talked with the first lady of Haiti last night, at least our consulate general in Miami did," Raymond Joseph, Haitian ambassador to the United States, told CNN's American Morning, referring to Elisabeth Debrosse Delatour.

"And she said that she was all right and the president was all right, and most government officials were all right because this thing happened after hours, and most of the government buildings that have collapsed, collapsed after the employees were out."

But "the bad news is that she said most of Port-au-Prince is destroyed, and she's calling for some help in the form of a hospital ship off the coast of Port-au-Prince, just in the same way that the United States had helped us in 2008 after four hurricanes hit Haiti in three weeks."
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Looks like we're putting together an aid package for these guys. My wife got called during the night to start coordinating the UAV end of it. Hopefully we can help. A country like theirs is no match for a 7.0 and numerous aftershocks of at least 5.0.

Garcia Bronco
01-13-2010, 05:41 AM
Our "rotten" country and people will help them. We always do.

dbfan21
01-13-2010, 05:42 AM
That's terrible news. Haiti just cant catch a break. Hurricanes, earthquakes, poverty, violence. They are a mess right now. I am glad we are helping them.

UberBroncoMan
01-13-2010, 05:46 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/Papcathedrale.jpg

Completely destroyed... crazy stuff.

gunns
01-13-2010, 06:16 AM
One of the poorest country's in the world and this happens. Just tragic.

SportinOne
01-13-2010, 10:16 AM
Hundreds of thousands are estimated to be dead. Man, and if you thought the crime and gang activity was bad in New Orleans after Katrina, this is going to be a complete war zone.

TailgateNut
01-13-2010, 10:18 AM
Hundreds of thousands are estimated to be dead. Man, and if you thought the crime and gang activity was bad in New Orleans after Katrina, this is going to be a complete war zone.

Any updated newsflashes! I haven't checked, but it sounds pretty bad.

Rohirrim
01-13-2010, 10:20 AM
This thing is reaching epic proportions. As many as 500,000 might be dead.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34829978/ns/world_news-haiti_earthquake/

Here's a link to the WH site that has further links for contributing to aid and assist:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/01/12/thoughts-and-prayers-haiti

Dagmar
01-13-2010, 10:30 AM
Half a million. http://forum.football365.com/images/smiley_icons/icon_eek.gif

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01557/haiti2_1557935c.jpg

Dagmar
01-13-2010, 10:33 AM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/47098000/jpg/_47098386_composite_palace_ap_afp.jpg

TailgateNut
01-13-2010, 10:39 AM
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2010/01/13/ac.quake.latest.cnn


This link is good info

Flex Gunmetal
01-13-2010, 10:39 AM
Just tragic. 500k?!

Meck77
01-13-2010, 10:41 AM
That's scary. I'm praying for those people.

Being a poor island nation those people had no choice but to live there. Why people choose to live on a fault line (California) is beyond me. Obviously their idea of construction standard is no where what it is in the states but you just can't beat mother nature in the end.

Arkie
01-13-2010, 10:51 AM
Hundreds of thousands are estimated to be dead. Man, and if you thought the crime and gang activity was bad in New Orleans after Katrina, this is going to be a complete war zone.

This is Haiti when it's not a war zone.

http://www.independent.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00023/Haiti_2_23687d.jpg

BigPlayShay
01-13-2010, 10:58 AM
http://twitter.com/JasonRomano

Elvis Dumervil of the Broncos has family in Haiti. He'll talk about the situation on SportsCenter at 230pm est. ESPN.

I hope all of Doom's family is safe.

jhns
01-13-2010, 11:05 AM
What a sad situation. I couldn't even imagine going through something like that.

SoDak Bronco
01-13-2010, 11:05 AM
wouldn't something like this cause massive tidal waves?

BigPlayShay
01-13-2010, 11:09 AM
Also, Darrell Reid was vacationing in Domincan Republic. Glad he is safe:

http://twitter.com/Footz95

Leavin DR. Def Blessed That I Wasn't Effected By The Eathquake. My Prayers Go Out 2 Those Who Were Affected & Their Loved 1s

#ThingsLearnedInDR I Can Sleep Thru An Earthquake!!!! So Don't Get Mad At Me When U Say U Called & I Say I Wuz Sleep...

Dagmar
01-13-2010, 11:17 AM
wouldn't something like this cause massive tidal waves?

There were Tsunami warnings in the immediate aftermath, but nothing came of them.

Archer81
01-13-2010, 11:19 AM
Just insane.


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Archer81
01-13-2010, 11:23 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,582942,00.html

Haiti Archbishop Killed in Quake as Churches, Cathedral Reduced to Rubble

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Msgr. Joseph Serge Miot, the archbishop of Port-au-Prince, was killed in the devastating earthquakes that rocked the Haitian capital Tuesday, Church sources said.

The archbishop of Port-au-Prince was killed in the devastating earthquake that has demolished the Haitian capital and taken untold lives since striking Tuesday, according to a dispatch from the Vatican.
The body of Msgr. Joseph Serge Miot, 65, was found under the rubble of the archdiocese, and may be one of only hundreds of victims trapped in the ruins of Church buildings on the island.
The apostolic nuncio in Haiti, Msgr. Bernardito Auza, said that the cathedral and all the major churches and seminaries in <NOBR style="COLOR: darkgreen; FONT-SIZE: 100%; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" id=itxt_nobr_1_0>Port-au-Princehttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/2_bing.gif</NOBR> (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,582942,00.html#) were leveled by the most powerful temblor to strike the island in two centuries. Hundreds of seminarians and priests were trapped in the rubble, he told Vatican Radio (http://www.oecumene.radiovaticana.org/fr1/Articolo.asp?c=348964).
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Wow.

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Garcia Bronco
01-13-2010, 11:51 AM
One of the poorest country's in the world and this happens. Just tragic.

Why does the tornado's alway hit the trailer park?

Garcia Bronco
01-13-2010, 11:53 AM
They have no idea how many are dead, and won't know for many weeks. Lets keep that in mind when we read these tolls.

Pony Boy
01-13-2010, 12:01 PM
Just wait, the Religious Fanatics will claim it's because the HIV virius came to us from Haiti.

worm
01-13-2010, 12:21 PM
Why does the tornado's alway hit the trailer park?

Was thinking that when I heard this story.

Katrina comes and spares the Quarter and Garden District....yet levels the Lower Ninth Ward.

Sometimes I think that God has a sick sense of humor (and when I die I expect to find him laughing).

Garcia Bronco
01-13-2010, 12:22 PM
Was thinking that when I heard this story.

Katrina comes and spares the Quarter and Garden District....yet levels the Lower Ninth Ward.

Sometimes I think that God has a sick sense of humor (and when I die I expect to find him laughing).

Indeed. It's almost dark magic.

Quoydogs
01-13-2010, 03:05 PM
WoW is all I can say after seeing a video on Haiti and a preacher named Pat Roberts. He claims that all the people in Haiti made a deal with the devil and that this is a blessing in disguise. I am not a religious person but I can't think those of you that are would really think that God did this because they were bad people. This dude need a good old fashion beat down.


Link
http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/17606774#video=17606269

That One Guy
01-13-2010, 03:07 PM
I think the Haitians who obviously have no idea how many area dead may just be floating a huge number to increase the aid. No doubt many died but if it's 500,000 then I will be really surprised.

SportinOne
01-13-2010, 03:14 PM
I think the Haitians who obviously have no idea how many area dead may just be floating a huge number to increase the aid. No doubt many died but if it's 500,000 then I will be really surprised.

This was one of my initial thoughts, but who really knows. I'm not sure what number the US looks at or who they talk to when they consider how much aid to send.

So when something like this happens are there any countries who could afford to help that just don't?

SportinOne
01-13-2010, 03:17 PM
WoW is all I can say after seeing a video on Haiti and a preacher named Pat Roberts. He claims that all the people in Haiti made a deal with the devil and that this is a blessing in disguise. I am not a religious person but I can't think those of you that are would really think that God did this because they were bad people. This dude need a good old fashion beat down.


Link
http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/17606774#video=17606269


What a disgusting human being.

Archer81
01-13-2010, 03:22 PM
This was one of my initial thoughts, but who really knows. I'm not sure what number the US looks at or who they talk to when they consider how much aid to send.

So when something like this happens are there any countries who could afford to help that just don't?


Usually the US, Canada and Western Europe are the ones who kick in a majority of any aid. The middle east is usually the stingiest...which is completely odd.

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BigPlayShay
01-13-2010, 03:25 PM
http://blog.denverbroncos.com/denverbroncos/dumervil-asks-for-help/

Elvis Dumervil, who is of Haitian descent, appeared on ESPN this afternoon to talk about the devastation Haiti is facing after a 7.0 earthquake struck the country.

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bpc
01-13-2010, 03:56 PM
... and of course, predictably, this becomes a "hate organized religion" event.

God bless the dead and pray for those that are still alive to carry on. I hope they get the needed help... soon.

SonOfLe-loLang
01-13-2010, 04:00 PM
People should give to the red cross or whichever charity they choose. Even 10 bucks will make a diff. The state dept has a text message set up you can send to that adds 10 bucks to your phone bill.

And pat robertson is a dick

Baba Booey
01-13-2010, 04:06 PM
Brian Williams from NBC Nightly News is on the ground at Port Au Prince Airport and he just said that there is absolutely no electricity in the city and the only light is coming from aircraft above.

Good God, what a mess. It must be horrifying there right now.

Quoydogs
01-13-2010, 04:32 PM
... and of course, predictably, this becomes a "hate organized religion" event.

God bless the dead and pray for those that are still alive to carry on. I hope they get the needed help... soon.

For Gods sake man Pat Roberts said that they made a deal with the devil and that this was a blessing in disguise. How is that a Hate Religion ? It may be a hate Pat Roberts thread but I said nothing about religion.. Next time read the post.

Hogan11
01-13-2010, 04:42 PM
For Gods sake man Pat Roberts said that they made a deal with the devil and that this was a blessing in disguise. How is that a Hate Religion ? It may be a hate Pat Roberts thread but I said nothing about religion.. Next time read the post.

Pat Robertson is an instant dismissal. I'm surprised he didn't say the earthquake caused millions of dollars worth of improvements. ::)

A deal with the devil huh? A blessing in disguise? Gee, It couldn't be because the nation is primarily Catholic that you're saying all this garbage, could it Pat?

Mogulseeker
01-13-2010, 04:51 PM
Pat Robertson is a very intelligent man. Except he isn't though.

My Aunt was in Hati when it happened working for her charity. Looks like she's alright though.

mhgaffney
01-13-2010, 06:03 PM
The Plight of Haiti

The earthquake has made the already horrible Haiti situation so much worse.

But why is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere just a stone's throw from the US?

What's the real situation? The facts about Haiti scream to heaven --

The US has intervened militarily in Haiti again and again -- most recently -- just a few years ago when GW Bush sent US agents to kidnap the duly elected president Aristide, who was literally taken out of the country at gun point.

A gang of thugs was then unleashed on the nation -- and in subsequent weeks and months pro democracy people were hunted down, imprisoned,. shot, and tortured.

WHY?

Here's the skinny: This poorest of the poor nations does have some natural resources -- but they are owned by corporations based OUTSIDE Haiti - including some in the US and I believe some FRench corporations also.

This is why the US will not allow democracy in Haiti.

Real democracy in Haiti will lead to socialism -- and the nationalization of the country's resource to benefit the vast majority -- who are poor.

But the US can't allow this to happen. So we kidnap the duly elected president -- and hustle him out of the country - and turn the place over to a gang of thugs who live off the scraps we throw them -- and do their job -- of maintaining a reign of terror in Haiti/

This is a close approximation of the situation. So next time when you hear some media pundit talk about how the US stands for freedom - you'll be informed enough to know he's lying through his teeth.

The US stands for the corporations -- hence -- tyranny in the third world. And the corporate owned media do their job of keeping the truth well hid from the American people.

This is why not one American in a hundred has a clue about what's going on in this tiny island -- just off our shore.

MHG

24champ
01-13-2010, 06:14 PM
Hey gaffo, did the United States test mini-nukes under Haiti which in turn caused the "earthquake"?

tsiguy96
01-13-2010, 06:27 PM
whats as bad as pat robinson is the people who will give him the airtime he wants. if no one gives him the time, he will stop with the outrageous statements. and if he doesnt, atlast we dont have to hear them.

Archer81
01-13-2010, 06:31 PM
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[B]Real democracy in Haiti will lead to socialism -- and the nationalization of the country's resource to benefit the vast majority -- who are poor.



Right...LOL


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Beantown Bronco
01-13-2010, 06:33 PM
Hey gaffo, did the United States test mini-nukes under Haiti which in turn caused the "earthquake"?

Would you please put some pants on? I feel weird having to ask you twice.

maher_tyler
01-13-2010, 07:08 PM
Would you please put some pants on? I feel weird having to ask you twice.

LOL

Prayers go out to all..i can't even imagine!!

iDENVER
01-13-2010, 07:13 PM
Any updates on Dooms family?

Xenos
01-13-2010, 07:54 PM
Was thinking that when I heard this story.

Katrina comes and spares the Quarter and Garden District....yet levels the Lower Ninth Ward.

Sometimes I think that God has a sick sense of humor (and when I die I expect to find him laughing).

It's not God. It's geography unfortunately.

Dagmar
01-13-2010, 08:39 PM
WoW is all I can say after seeing a video on Haiti and a preacher named Pat Roberts. He claims that all the people in Haiti made a deal with the devil and that this is a blessing in disguise. I am not a religious person but I can't think those of you that are would really think that God did this because they were bad people. This dude need a good old fashion beat down.


Link
http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/17606774#video=17606269

Mock made a video?

SoDak Bronco
01-13-2010, 08:56 PM
Broncos linebacker Elvis Dumervil today pleaded for Americans to help the people of Haiti after a massive earthquake leveled the Caribbean country.
Dumervil, who grew up in Miami's "Little Haiti" neighborhood and is of Haitian descent, told ESPN that he has about 50 family members living in Haiti. His mother was trying to reach relatives there today by phone, he said.
"My mom spoke to a couple of people this morning," Dumervil said. "It's a tough time right now. It's a major tragedy. I just really need help. Trying to help the poeple in Haiti, it's a very unfortunate situation."
Dumervil suggested people visit the website yele.org (http://yele.org/) to make contributions.
"It's already been tough," he said. "It's already the poorest country there. Hopefully we can get some support, get some help to get Haiti back to where it was.
"At night, there's no electricity," he said. "A lot of dead bodies on the pavement, on the ground. Those bodies may be there for months. It was already struggling. It's really a time for desperate need."
Indianapolis Colts receiver Pierre Garçon, also of Haitian descent, said he was worried about the fate of relatives who live near the country's capital city, Port-Au-Prince.
"Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews. We still have not heard much from them and my mom is still trying to call them," Garcon said. "I'm keeping in contact with my mom. It's tough to get in touch with people down there because of the phone lines."
Philadelphia 76ers center Samuel Dalembert, who grew up in Haiti, said he reached his father there, but could not contact others.
And welterweight boxing champ Andre Berto, who is Haitian-American, said he continues to worry about the country.
Dumervil added: "A lot of people are in panic mode. "It's a very sad situation. I'm really encouraging people to help."
The Associated Press contributed to this report


Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_14181241#ixzz0cYkTekA8 (http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_14181241#ixzz0cYkTekA8)

strafen
01-13-2010, 09:25 PM
Those people need help.
God bless!

Baba Booey
01-13-2010, 09:38 PM
If I remember correctly, Vilma's parents are Haitian but I believe they live in Miami now. Still, I'm sure he has family there. It will be interesting to see what happens with him this weekend.

bpc
01-13-2010, 10:18 PM
For Gods sake man Pat Roberts said that they made a deal with the devil and that this was a blessing in disguise. How is that a Hate Religion ? It may be a hate Pat Roberts thread but I said nothing about religion.. Next time read the post.

I wasn't talking to you, I was talking to Pony Boy.

Garcia Bronco
01-13-2010, 10:34 PM
whats as bad as pat robinson is the people who will give him the airtime he wants. if no one gives him the time, he will stop with the outrageous statements. and if he doesnt, atlast we dont have to hear them.

He owns his own network.

baja
01-13-2010, 10:43 PM
This is what system collapse looks like and we get to see it unfold. God help those people.

watermock
01-13-2010, 11:03 PM
This is what system collapse looks like and we get to see it unfold. God help those people.



Your so full of shiat. They had no system.

There is absolutely no comparison.

baja
01-13-2010, 11:11 PM
Your so full of shiat. They had no system.

There is absolutely no comparison.

No they had a system on life support but now they have nothing and they live on an island, it's gonna be very rough there.

And I wasn't necessarily "Making a comparison ".

TailgateNut
01-14-2010, 07:22 AM
... and of course, predictably, this becomes a "hate organized religion" event.

God bless the dead and pray for those that are still alive to carry on. I hope they get the needed help... soon.

...and why not when the religious version of Rush Limbaugh once again spews garbage to his lemmings!