Chile was ready for quake, Haiti wasn't

Feb 27, 2010 Full story: Buffalo News 36

The earthquake in Chile was far stronger than the one that struck Haiti last month - yet the death toll in this Caribbean nation is magnitudes higher.

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supriya naik

Pune, India

#1 Feb 27, 2010
This is a very shocking news
Lance Winslow

United States

#2 Feb 27, 2010
Nobody is prepared for a magnitude 8.8 ...nobody.
Do Vindice

Sacramento, CA

#3 Feb 27, 2010
Chili is civilized - Haiti is a Fourth World country.

Haiti practices voodoo and cannibalism.
It's their religion.

And Hussein Obama shipped thousands of Haitians to U.S.A. and they will be supported by tax payers,
like the illegal Mexicans.

Kids watch out, you may be invited for dinner.
NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS

Stockton, CA

#4 Feb 27, 2010
I don't why we botheres to send any assistance to haiti, f them...

The news reports made it sound like multi-million dollar homes were lost or something, like those people really lost alot.

Those people only problems were that most of them had to walk 3 more feet to their shacks. Give them a roll of duct tape and tell them to put their shacks back together.

Hell a whole neighborhood was probably only worth $50 bucks on cardboard, rusty corrugated siding and chicken wire.
pucker up and kiss

Englewood, CO

#6 Feb 28, 2010
Do Vindice wrote:
Chili is civilized - Haiti is a Fourth World country.
Haiti practices voodoo and cannibalism.
It's their religion.
And Hussein Obama shipped thousands of Haitians to U.S.A. and they will be supported by tax payers,
like the illegal Mexicans.
Kids watch out, you may be invited for dinner.
You are an uninformed, blithering idiot. The do not and never have engaged in cannibalism. Voodoo is only practiced by part of the population. The main religion in both Hati and Chili is Catholicism. Santeria, an offshoot of Voodoo is practiced as much in Chili as voodoo is in Haiti. You just happened to see many white faces on the news and not the Japanese, native and mixed race and black faces of Chili and you came that uninformed backwater, back woods conclusion.

Let's not forget that the only folk in America to practice cannibalism was the Donner party, Richard Trenton Chase, Albert Fish, Jeffrey Dahmer and Ed Gein. Not one, I repeat, not one Haitian or Mexican for that matter has ever been found to eat human flesh. Yes, kids should watch out, but not from Hatians.

Chili, unlike Hati, has a history of earthquakes and had time and investmensts, often from American interest, to build up. They were not forced to drop tariffs by the US government so that until 3 years ago, it became cheaper to import food than to grow it themselves. last year food prices increased 2000%. What would it be like for you if your grocery bill increased like that? It was Regan who theatened aid agency that they should not even teach about abortion or how to use condoms. Increasing poverty by way of forcing people to have children that they could not afford.

Unlike Hati, when Chili became independent from Spain, they did not have to pay millions of interest bearing reparations for their freedom.

BTW, many of the richest people in Hati are now and were in the past,American. Mostly white Americans. Yep, there are some very very rich folks there. They even have fantastic resorts there too.
Numb nut get out of you trailer and get an education.
pucker up and kiss

Englewood, CO

#7 Feb 28, 2010
NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS wrote:
I don't why we botheres to send any assistance to haiti, f them...
The news reports made it sound like multi-million dollar homes were lost or something, like those people really lost alot.
Those people only problems were that most of them had to walk 3 more feet to their shacks. Give them a roll of duct tape and tell them to put their shacks back together.
Hell a whole neighborhood was probably only worth $50 bucks on cardboard, rusty corrugated siding and chicken wire.
As I watch the American economy tank in the manner that Spanish did after the creation of their grand Armada, You may just have to reap those words back. As the world gathers around us making friends with those black folks that you thumb your nose at. Black folks such as the ones in Africa that China has built deals with, You may just have to eat and swallow your disdain as you have to pay a hell of a lot more for the chips that run your computer or your cell phone, seeing that the minerals for them comes from Africa and the Chinese are making exclusive deals with the Africans all over the continent. Millions of Africans are going to University in China. China is building tons infrastructure(that you never hear about)in Africa so that it is a place that they can come and live too. They are in Haiti in a major way as they have resources too. As they gather around places like Cuba and Brazil for their minerals and oil folks like you are still asleep at the wheel, too racist to see what is going on. But I am sure you will be the first to blame Obama when you wake up and realize that the relationship that we should have had with them was stifled by racism by folks like you.
I'm sure that as you bounce of to church every Sunday, sometime you have heard that the first shall be last and the last shall be first. Sometimes it is the karma that is more important than the economy
prime time nazi

Peebles, OH

#8 Feb 28, 2010
Chili is a premere best travel stop .They`ll have their country back in top shap in no time. The slimy arm of the world wide trade corperations hav`nt imposed a socialist block yet .

Since: Nov 09

Jacksonville, FL

#9 Feb 28, 2010
well don't forget their legendary 9.5 quake has already made history makes sense to "always" be on standby after that
Fco J Araya

Santiago, Chile

#10 Feb 28, 2010
Chile has an earthquake every 15 to 25 years. This is my third one, and this one was huge. If we have about 5 million homes, about 1,5 million have some damages, and about 500 thousand canīt be used. Tsunamis in the sea board took a lot of lives.
Haiti is poor, in Chile we have 1/4 of poor population. Most of them are homeless now. We will work hard to rebuild Chile, and if you guys want to help, just come as tourist when ever you can. I can assure you, weīll not have a new earhtquake until others 25 years al least (specialist said that this can be in 50 years or more).
PD: About Do Vindice, and his comment about Haiti, dont spend time in him.
canadian

Airdrie, Canada

#11 Feb 28, 2010
NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS wrote:
I don't why we botheres to send any assistance to haiti, f them...
The news reports made it sound like multi-million dollar homes were lost or something, like those people really lost alot.
Those people only problems were that most of them had to walk 3 more feet to their shacks. Give them a roll of duct tape and tell them to put their shacks back together.
Hell a whole neighborhood was probably only worth $50 bucks on cardboard, rusty corrugated siding and chicken wire.
your an ass!!! what about the innocent children??
Proud to be Canadian

Airdrie, Canada

#12 Feb 28, 2010
"none of our business" you are an embarrassment to your country!! you make yourself look like an errogant American! what about the innocent children in Haiti?!? what about all the newborn babies?? what about all the people who could not afford to leave the country. your country is the first to ask the world for help due to your incapable government, and yet when mother nature distroys a fourth world country, you go online and say "f them"??!?!? what if everyone said that to you guys during your resesstion?? help your fellow man you ignorant prick! or keep your opionions to yourself!
salt and light

Durham, NC

#13 Feb 28, 2010
Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:and there shall be famines ,and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the begining of sorrows. These words were spoken by Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:7-8, in the Bible.
John Peter

Flushing, NY

#14 Feb 28, 2010
Do Vindice wrote:
Chili is civilized - Haiti is a Fourth World country.
Haiti practices voodoo and cannibalism.
It's their religion.
And Hussein Obama shipped thousands of Haitians to U.S.A. and they will be supported by tax payers,
like the illegal Mexicans.
Kids watch out, you may be invited for dinner.
It amazes how America is so rich when there are idiots like that in the country. Vindice go scratch your itchy balls in your racist corner in Alabama, Tennessee, or West Virginia; Ignorant bastard.
pucker up and kiss

Englewood, CO

#15 Feb 28, 2010
John Peter wrote:
<quoted text>
It amazes how America is so rich when there are idiots like that in the country. Vindice go scratch your itchy balls in your racist corner in Alabama, Tennessee, or West Virginia; Ignorant bastard.
He is in California, probable in his mothers basement eating cheese sandwiches that he made his mommy make him. idiots like him are Like roaches, no matter how often you spray, they just multiply.
NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS

Bronx, NY

#17 Feb 28, 2010
Proud to be Canadian wrote:
"none of our business" you are an embarrassment to your country!! you make yourself look like an errogant American! what about the innocent children in Haiti?!? what about all the newborn babies?? what about all the people who could not afford to leave the country. your country is the first to ask the world for help due to your incapable government, and yet when mother nature distroys a fourth world country, you go online and say "f them"??!?!? what if everyone said that to you guys during your resesstion?? help your fellow man you ignorant prick! or keep your opionions to yourself!
F the "innocent" children, Haiti's government put Haiti's people in the position of poverty.

As far as America being the first to ask for "assistance", consider it a little bit of payback for all the times America came running to the aid of those countries who asked for assistance at a moments notice.

You've got a loud mouth for a pansy Canuck, what has your country done for anyone lately? Where was Canada when America was liberating France from the Nazi's? Nobody knew us when 3000 people were killed at the hands of terrorists on 9/11 - where was Canada? If it was another country that got attacked on 9/11, guess who would have been the first country called for protection? Um, AMERICA!

If America is so bad, then why do all these losers from 3rd world nations try so hard to get here?

So piss off you useless Canuck.
John Peter

Flushing, NY

#18 Feb 28, 2010
pucker up and kiss wrote:
<quoted text>
He is in California, probable in his mothers basement eating cheese sandwiches that he made his mommy make him. idiots like him are Like roaches, no matter how often you spray, they just multiply.
I expected better from Californians. I don't think Vindice is a California native.
pucker up and kiss

Englewood, CO

#19 Feb 28, 2010
NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS wrote:
<quoted text>
F the "innocent" children, Haiti's government put Haiti's people in the position of poverty.
As far as America being the first to ask for "assistance", consider it a little bit of payback for all the times America came running to the aid of those countries who asked for assistance at a moments notice.
You've got a loud mouth for a pansy Canuck, what has your country done for anyone lately? Where was Canada when America was liberating France from the Nazi's? Nobody knew us when 3000 people were killed at the hands of terrorists on 9/11 - where was Canada? If it was another country that got attacked on 9/11, guess who would have been the first country called for protection? Um, AMERICA!
If America is so bad, then why do all these losers from 3rd world nations try so hard to get here?
So piss off you useless Canuck.
You useless sack of flesh. You despite the fact that this thread is about Chile, you need to degrade Haiti and put down Canadians. Well lets go.
It was the policies of the US and French govenments who imposed policies that has kept the people of Haiti in poverty.

As to how much we helped the French, you uninformed putz, No one in Europe was wringing their hands, doing nothing while waiting on us to save them. The French, like the Italians and the British, had a very aggressive and successful resistance movement in place. If any one needs thanks, they should give thanks for in the war, it would be Russia, who lost 60mil people in the effort to fight the Nazis. If they had not been distracted with fighting the Russians, America would have lost a lot more troops. BTW, Canada had forces in the invasion of Normandy beach. Not only that, they were involved in most campaigns that Britain was involved in. Canada saved our butts more than you will ever know or most history books you read in high school will admit as they turned back and destroyed German U boats that tried to invade them and us from the north.
We did thank them for there help by falsifying documents of known Nazi war criminals and sending them to Canada.
On 9/11 Canada offered room and board to thousands of Americans trapped in Canada. Mostly private people gave board to 30k Americans that were diverted when US airspace was closed. They sent rescuers to help search the rubble.
Mr. Bush thanked them, but was the first president in US history that refused to speak to the canadian parliament. Instead, he stood at the Halifax airport and thanked them. Talk about spit in the eye! That was all they could do with out being invited into the country. See, Even the US canīt just go into a sovereign nation.
Stop watching your John Wayne movies, Fox and audio versions of Mien kampf and go to the library so you can stop looking like a fool.
Just because the rest of the world does not brag on themselves, does not mean that they were not active.

“Try an take 'em ya Varmint”

Since: Jul 08

Rio Rancho

#20 Feb 28, 2010
How can any society be ready for something like this? Total destruction. You just get up and start walking.

“Try an take 'em ya Varmint”

Since: Jul 08

Rio Rancho

#21 Feb 28, 2010
Do Vindice wrote:
Chili is civilized - Haiti is a Fourth World country.
Haiti practices voodoo and cannibalism.
It's their religion.
And Hussein Obama shipped thousands of Haitians to U.S.A. and they will be supported by tax payers,
like the illegal Mexicans.
Kids watch out, you may be invited for dinner.
We should just buy Haiti and make them all American citizens. That way in a few years they would be civilized middle class and decadent like us. They could come and go as they pleased. Their standard of living would be raised to be among the highest in the world. Rich Americans would turn their little fourth world hell hole into a tropical paradise. They would all have jobs and life would be good.
Lance Winslow

United States

#22 Feb 28, 2010
John Peter wrote:
<quoted text>
I expected better from Californians. I don't think Vindice is a California native.
Like most neocons here, he is likely very very lonely, frustrated and feeling out of touch.

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