Help for Haiti

Help for Haiti

There are 50 comments on the Chattanooga Times Free Press story from Jul 24, 2010, titled Help for Haiti. In it, Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that:

Rita Devilus still bears the scars from the day the four-story apartment building collapsed on her.

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JGW in SF

Newark, CA

#22 Aug 24, 2010
I request more people recommend to Haitian NGOs and to the French and the USA government that converted shipping container housing be sent to Haiti as soon as possible. See my humanitarian help web site, still "under construction": http://www.radhakrishnaseva.org for more details including links to example shipping container housing in the USA and in London, UK. Haitians want to be building better housing for themselves NOW that can withstand hurricanes and the heavy rains. They will need donations of "heavier" construction equipment, some of which I list on the web site. PLEASE DO YOUR PART TO INFORM THE HAITI NGOs AND HELPING FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS ABOUT THIS OPTION FOR GETTING STURDY HOUSING IN HAITI THIS YEAR TO HOUSE THE 1.5 MILLION STILL LIVING IN TENTS.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#23 Aug 24, 2010
None of US are perfect.
Natural disasters are all pervasive while the gods are invisible.

death of humanity is the birth of gods

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#24 Aug 24, 2010
If I were a christian in Vatican where there is a German POPE I would have sold some of the puny gifts that are assembled/accumulated in the name of crucified Jesus and help this innocent God-fearing people of Haiti.
I had spent my contribution to ameliorate those victims of the natural disaster

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#25 Aug 24, 2010
Both Adam and eva are the root cause of the population

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#26 Aug 24, 2010
Wealth is like a butter in the hands of a leper..
Heart is a bleeding blood.
My heart is with the people who oppose the injustice that we see
george barnett

United States

#27 Aug 25, 2010
Ramafuchs wrote:
Wealth is like a butter in the hands of a leper..
Heart is a bleeding blood.
My heart is with the people who oppose the injustice that we see
Ramafuchs,I truly believe it when you say that you care about Haiti.I am equally sure that you care about the suffering in Somalia,Ethiopia,Sudan,etc.etc .etc. My problem is that Europeans express their concern by shouting,"The United States should DO SOMETHING!!!!!!!!" Maybe Y'all could actually PICK UP THE CHECK once in a while.
dub

Byhalia, MS

#28 Aug 25, 2010
I spent time in Somalia when they had their coup and Muhammad Farrah Aidid took power and was in Haiti in 94 when Aristide was overthrown. The Haitians were using AID's patients to dip their blowgun darts in to shoot at us! Which doesn't work. HIV is dead in contact with ambient oxygen. But still.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#29 Aug 25, 2010
No one is above board when you compare my puny, pathetic purse.
I am not Bill gate nor I wish to be one.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#30 Aug 25, 2010
Fortunately there are are some non- persons like me.
george barnett

United States

#31 Aug 25, 2010
Ramafuchs wrote:
If I were a christian in Vatican where there is a German POPE I would have sold some of the puny gifts that are assembled/accumulated in the name of crucified Jesus and help this innocent God-fearing people of Haiti.
I had spent my contribution to ameliorate those victims of the natural disaster
It's not the Pope's fault that Haitians keep breeding like rabbits and,ahh,ahh,nevermind.
chatttown

United States

#32 Aug 26, 2010
SoMuchForThat wrote:
<quoted text>One day every knee will bow and proclaim Christ LORD OF ALL. Even idiots like you!
AMEN!!!
chatttown

United States

#33 Aug 26, 2010
Socialism steals peoples Charity... and that is happening right here in America. I am not saying send your money to Haiti, our socialistic government is doing it for us. Its hard to give with your right hand when someones always stealing from your left... I know. But please.... Don't forget what the bible says about Charity.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#34 Aug 26, 2010
Let me visualize to live in a country where the jobs of those who wish to work is secured and people earn the need-based minimum wage .
If you need 1000 Euro per month you are entitiled to earn 5 times of your need and not more.

Greed, avarice, and accumulation of weath is not the religious creed.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#35 Aug 26, 2010
Who was Agnes Goxha Bojaxhiu? Nobel Peace Prize-winner Agnes Goxha Bojaxhiu is better known as Mother Teresa. She was born 100 years ago in what is now Macedonia. Though some give her birth date as August 26, Mother Teresa herself said that she considered August 27, the date of her baptism, to be her "true birthday." When she took her first religious vows as a nun in 1931, she chose the name Teresa after Thérèse de Lisieux, the patron saint of missionaries.

Quote: "I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world." — Mother Teresa

Unfortunately as a blind and die-hard Atheist
I have my own rational views.
Forget about Haiti and think about those who were displaced in NO due to the natural disaster.
It is almost 5 years.
Are those are resettled?

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#36 Aug 26, 2010
Forget about the plight of those citizens in Haiti.
5 years are over in another part of this globe.
"In August 2005, 90,000 square miles of the Gulf Coast were devastated; more than 1,800 people died; 182,000 homes were severely damaged in New Orleans alone, where 80 percent of the city was flooded. Hundreds of thousands went into an exile from which some will never return. A great and justified bitterness arose in African-Americans who were demonized by the media and the government and who felt that they had not been treated as citizens or even as fellow human beings. An African-American woman at an antiwar rally in the nation's capital a month later carried a sign saying, "No Iraqis left me on a roof to die."
http://www.thenation.com/article/154168/recon...
george barnett

United States

#37 Aug 27, 2010
Ramafuchs wrote:
Forget about the plight of those citizens in Haiti.
5 years are over in another part of this globe.
"In August 2005, 90,000 square miles of the Gulf Coast were devastated; more than 1,800 people died; 182,000 homes were severely damaged in New Orleans alone, where 80 percent of the city was flooded. Hundreds of thousands went into an exile from which some will never return. A great and justified bitterness arose in African-Americans who were demonized by the media and the government and who felt that they had not been treated as citizens or even as fellow human beings. An African-American woman at an antiwar rally in the nation's capital a month later carried a sign saying, "No Iraqis left me on a roof to die."
http://www.thenation.com/article/154168/recon...
Explain how a million Blacks could get to Obama's middle of January inauguration;but couldn't evacuate New Orleans with 3 days warning,sunny skies,and temps in the 80's??? Remember the scenes of desparation at the Super Dome.Baby mamas crying cause their baby was hungry and the GOVERNMENT didn't have formula or diapers for her-----and yet she stood there smoking.Couldn't pack a 6 pack of formula and a diaper bag;but she remembered her cigarettes.Good thing too,a wet,hungry,crying baby can be hell on your nerves without a little nicotine.
george barnett

United States

#38 Aug 27, 2010
Ramafuchs wrote:
Let me visualize to live in a country where the jobs of those who wish to work is secured and people earn the need-based minimum wage .
If you need 1000 Euro per month you are entitiled to earn 5 times of your need and not more.
Greed, avarice, and accumulation of weath is not the religious creed.
I would love to be "entitled".Makes me want to park my ass on the couch and just dream about it for a little while.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#39 Aug 27, 2010
Comrae George
You know that I am not a citizen of USA but well informed about USA.
May I ask a simple question sir?
How much money it would have costed to rebuild New Orleans? And how many billion tax payers money had been wasted in the name of democracy in Iraq?.

In my above4 response there is a last crisp sentense namely

"An African-American woman at an antiwar rally in the nation's capital a month later carried a sign saying, "No Iraqis left me on a roof to die."

Haiti does not need any help from USA

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#40 Aug 27, 2010
chatttown wrote:
Socialism steals peoples Charity... and that is happening right here in America. I am not saying send your money to Haiti, our socialistic government is doing it for us. Its hard to give with your right hand when someones always stealing from your left... I know. But please.... Don't forget what the bible says about Charity.
Kindly take time to think deeply about my critical views which are not congenial for non-thinkers in this forum.

I am for a system which allows every individual to have a job and ear more than 10 times of his basic needs.
I am up in arm against a system where a person accumulate wealth which is about his limit of consumption.
There is an article with the title

Philanthrocapitalism: old myths, new realities
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Michael Edwards, 17 November 2008

Where you find a rational Indians response

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balpatil
18 November 2008 - 2:47am

As an independent researcher, journalist and activist for minority rights in India I have always taken with a sizeable pinch of salt the philanthropic claims of the Trusts and Foundations -a salve to the conscience of the filthy rich. I think Michael Edwards' book Just Another Emperor? The Myths and Realities of Philanthrocapitalism has opened a veritable can of capitalist worms which have led to a global epidemic of recessional spiral.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#41 Aug 27, 2010
Here is the link to peruse and ponder over
http://www.opendemocracy.net/article/philanth...

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