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Old 01-13-2010, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default Dumervil asks for help ; brother, uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives in Haiti

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Dumervil asks for help

The depth of destruction in the wake of the earthquake that hit Haiti didn't really shock Broncos linebacker Dumervil. The odds were already staked against this impoverished country where running water, electricity and reliable transportation are already in short supply.

"The worse just got worse," said Dumervil, who was born in Miami but is of Haitian descent. "They don't have the resources or anything that Americans have or other countries have. The country is already in desperate [need of] help."

Think of how America -- a developed, resourceful country -- bounced back from a catastrophe on the scale of 9/11, he said. Now think of how a third-world country would face a disaster on a similar scale, he said. "It's not simple."

Dumervil has a brother, uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives who still live in Haiti. Those his mother has been able to reach describe a horrific scene.

"Everybody was in a panic mode. Just dead bodies, people trapped, people stuck in buildings or people who fell through the street cracks," he said.

Dumervil urges people to donate to help the relief effort by texting "YELE" to 501501 and $5 will automatically be charged to their wireless account. The money goes to hip hop artist Wyclef Jean's Haitian charity, Yéle Haiti.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:14 PM   #2
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:50 PM   #3
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Haiti is like a Theater of bad odds.

It's basically an overpolated slave colony that has denuded it's rainforest to produce rum.

It's also between 2 tectonic plates much larger. Call it the Atlantis plate .

I suppose it's our resonsibility to bail them out.

So be it. We have endless money.
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:29 PM   #4
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Haiti is like a Theater of bad odds.

It's basically an overpolated slave colony that has denuded it's rainforest to produce rum.

It's also between 2 tectonic plates much larger. Call it the Atlantis plate .

I suppose it's our resonsibility to bail them out.

So be it. We have endless money.
Wow!

Haiti is pretty much one of the top 5 worst places to live. US and British Occupation in Haiti from 1915-1934 was pretty much the only period in time where the country appeared to be in decent shape. When we left the island a military dictator (aren't they all) took over and basically ran the country into the ground... starting with varying forms of genocide and mass coruption. Since then its pretty much been hell on earth in that country.

The US was prepped to invade Haiti under Clinton in 94, but somehow we deferred to Jimmy Carter's pleas and did not. The fact is that Haiti is overpopulized, uneducated, undercapitalized, and located in an absolutely terrible spot. Some might argue that its the same thing in L.A.

I would argue that it is not our responsibility to help them, but I believe that helping them is the right thing to do. We have no duty to the Haitian people, but when your neighbors house is burning you ought to offer him water.
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:45 PM   #5
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And we will.

And when San Fransisco falls into the ocean, who is going to help us?
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:08 PM   #6
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Mock -- do yourself a favor. Read my post - above.

That is, IF you can read.

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Old 01-13-2010, 06:10 PM   #7
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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.

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God your a moron.
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:20 PM   #9
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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.
They have NONE moron. They are deforested and have mudslides and ovepopulation.

Let the French handle it like vietnam.

Want to tell me what Haiti has other than horizontal drilling for oil?
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:25 PM   #10
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You are a ****ing scumbag mock.
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Mock,

You are wrong. Do the homework. Haiti's resources are owned by US corporations -- and other non Haitian corporations.

This is the problem.
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Give me stats.

What exactly?

It's got the GNP of a rock.
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Done. man this is a terrible thing for these people..hopes dooms family is ok
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:50 PM   #14
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This is terrible, I just feel bad for all these people and their families.

My thoughts are with those people.
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Haiti is like a Theater of bad odds.

It's basically an overpolated slave colony that has denuded it's rainforest to produce rum.

It's also between 2 tectonic plates much larger. Call it the Atlantis plate .

I suppose it's our resonsibility to bail them out.

So be it. We have endless money.
WOW! 74,000+ post and all of it is ****.
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Dumervil asks for help

The depth of destruction in the wake of the earthquake that hit Haiti didn't really shock Broncos linebacker Dumervil. The odds were already staked against this impoverished country where running water, electricity and reliable transportation are already in short supply.

"The worse just got worse," said Dumervil, who was born in Miami but is of Haitian descent. "They don't have the resources or anything that Americans have or other countries have. The country is already in desperate [need of] help."

Think of how America -- a developed, resourceful country -- bounced back from a catastrophe on the scale of 9/11, he said. Now think of how a third-world country would face a disaster on a similar scale, he said. "It's not simple."

Dumervil has a brother, uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives who still live in Haiti. Those his mother has been able to reach describe a horrific scene.

"Everybody was in a panic mode. Just dead bodies, people trapped, people stuck in buildings or people who fell through the street cracks," he said.

Dumervil urges people to donate to help the relief effort by texting "YELE" to 501501 and $5 will automatically be charged to their wireless account. The money goes to hip hop artist Wyclef Jean's Haitian charity, Yéle Haiti.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:55 AM   #17
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Mock, it is quite interesting to see your blatant disregard for human life, when it was you a while back nearing the mark of six feet under.
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Mock is ****head a-hole. Dont pay him any mind.
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And then people want to defend wal-mart and the many brands of clothing and shoes that rely on third-world poverty to make their business go. It's a sick world.
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Just as a follow up, does anyone know if Doom's family emerged unscathed?
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I suppose it's our resonsibility to bail them out.
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