Haiti's poorest go hungry as food aid...

Haiti's poorest go hungry as food aid stays in storage

There are 55 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jul 21, 2008, titled Haiti's poorest go hungry as food aid stays in storage. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Every inch of Rivilade Filsame's body hurt, from his swollen, empty stomach to his dried-out, wrinkled skin.

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Crime Dog

Miami, FL

#2 Jul 21, 2008
GW spends Trillions in Iraq but poor Haiti suffers. Their Gov't is so corupt that food already in Haiti rots before it can be distributed. Now I see they eat the seeds that are future crops. Perhaps GW does not want to take action because Haitians are Black and we all know Republicans in the South are rising again and dislike Blacks. Slavery never died they just renamed it the Republican Party
JOAN

Pompano Beach, FL

#3 Jul 21, 2008
I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY CAN'T GROW THIER OWN FOOD -- MY GRANPARENTS WERE FARMERS AND DID MOST OF IT BY HAND OR HORSE AND PLOW.
I'M SURE THE UNITED STATES HAS PROVIDED THEM WITH SEEDS AND TOOLS A DOZEN TIMES OVER SO WHAT'S THE PROBLEM??
JOAN

Pompano Beach, FL

#4 Jul 21, 2008
Crime Dog wrote:
GW spends Trillions in Iraq but poor Haiti suffers. Their Gov't is so corupt that food already in Haiti rots before it can be distributed. Now I see they eat the seeds that are future crops. Perhaps GW does not want to take action because Haitians are Black and we all know Republicans in the South are rising again and dislike Blacks. Slavery never died they just renamed it the Republican Party
GET OVER YOURSELF AND QUIT BLAMING "OUR GOVERMENT"! IT IS NOT OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE CARE OF ANY OTHER COUNTRY -- WE DO IT OUT OF THE GOODNESS OF OUR HEARTS -- WHAT ARE OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE FRANCE - ENGLAND - IRELAND, ETC DOING FOR ANYONE??
I FOR ONE THINK WE SHOULD STOP TAKING CARE OF ANYONE ELSE EXCEPT OUR "OWN CITIZENS" AND THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE ILLEGALS!I THINK IT'S TIME WE CLOSE OUR BORDERS TIGHTER THAN A JUG AND GET RID OF ALL THE EXTRAS!
DEPORT HAITIANS

United States

#5 Jul 21, 2008
Send all haitians here illegally back to haiti - let them fix their nation. They can't because they are lazy, ignorant and rude - let them treat each other that way until they learn how to become responsible human beings. They are destryoing our way of life in South Florida.
Zabulon

Hialeah, FL

#6 Jul 21, 2008
JOAN wrote:
I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY CAN'T GROW THIER OWN FOOD -- MY GRANPARENTS WERE FARMERS AND DID MOST OF IT BY HAND OR HORSE AND PLOW.
I'M SURE THE UNITED STATES HAS PROVIDED THEM WITH SEEDS AND TOOLS A DOZEN TIMES OVER SO WHAT'S THE PROBLEM??
No soil...

Lack of infrastructure...

Too much corruption ...
WhatFi

Palm Beach, FL

#7 Jul 21, 2008
JOAN wrote:
I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY CAN'T GROW THIER OWN FOOD -- MY GRANPARENTS WERE FARMERS AND DID MOST OF IT BY HAND OR HORSE AND PLOW.
I'M SURE THE UNITED STATES HAS PROVIDED THEM WITH SEEDS AND TOOLS A DOZEN TIMES OVER SO WHAT'S THE PROBLEM??
You need to go see for your self why, or else you will not understand or believe it. There are farms and farmers, but no roads between them and the market, so no way to distribute the food. That's just one of the problems.
WhatFi

Palm Beach, FL

#8 Jul 21, 2008
JOAN wrote:
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GET OVER YOURSELF AND QUIT BLAMING "OUR GOVERMENT"! IT IS NOT OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE CARE OF ANY OTHER COUNTRY -- WE DO IT OUT OF THE GOODNESS OF OUR HEARTS -- WHAT ARE OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE FRANCE - ENGLAND - IRELAND, ETC DOING FOR ANYONE??
I FOR ONE THINK WE SHOULD STOP TAKING CARE OF ANYONE ELSE EXCEPT OUR "OWN CITIZENS" AND THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE ILLEGALS!I THINK IT'S TIME WE CLOSE OUR BORDERS TIGHTER THAN A JUG AND GET RID OF ALL THE EXTRAS!
It is our responsibility. With great power comes great responsibility. We are sucking up the resources that poor countries need to survive, so we need to give back if we are going to survive. You don't like immigrants? Then stop giving them good reason to come here.
Giselle

United States

#9 Jul 21, 2008
I often wonder why the Haitians don't just walk over to the Dominican Republic and try to make a life for themselves over there. The Dominicans seems to be doing ok, not starving on the same island land. They're all becoming major league baseball players. Why don't the Haitians just cross the border instead of floating over here to scrounge for food?
yourestupid

United States

#11 Jul 21, 2008
drill for oil and keep food as food.
yourestupid

United States

#12 Jul 21, 2008
And to all you racist idiots who have posted comments, you are my name.
Jenny

Tampa, FL

#13 Jul 21, 2008
Every American should be required by law to adopt a starving Haitian because we are all so rich. It is our responsibility as Americans. O.K you all go first and I will follow.
Tennessee Tuxedo

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Jul 21, 2008
These people who are starving, is heart breaking, ho can people stand by and watch children dying of starvation, we need more angelina jolie's in this world, we are Americans, people are human, and don't deserve to die from lack of clean water, or food.
Disgusted

United States

#16 Jul 21, 2008
DARK TOILET wrote:
Time to resume above ground nuclear testing. These haitians have infested Broward. I can't imagine what Dade County looks like because I avoid that super garbage dump. They make no, zero, contribution to our lives or life style or community. They are worse than Mexicans and Mexicans are the worst !!!!!!!!
They do make a contribution - you're mistaken. Without the haitians who would pick up your garbage twice a week? Who would clean the restrooms at the airport? Who would bag your groceries at Publix?

Ha! You didn't think of that, did you?!
DEPORT HAITIANS

United States

#17 Jul 21, 2008
That's the problem. These filthy haitians have taken all the entry level jobs so white or black American kids & young people are jobless. The haitians work for minimum and provide lousy service while doing it with their uncaring bad attitudes and lazyness, along with being rude and not speaking english. There are lots of white kids in my community that would love to work at publix, But they only hire haitians and illegals because they work cheap and don't complain when mgt. abuses them - they just take it out on us - the customers. Think about that - and what is happening to our way life - it's being destroyed in South Florida due to ILLEGAL HAITIANS.
Disgusted wrote:
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They do make a contribution - you're mistaken. Without the haitians who would pick up your garbage twice a week? Who would clean the restrooms at the airport? Who would bag your groceries at Publix?
Ha! You didn't think of that, did you?!
Hillary

Boca Raton, FL

#19 Jul 21, 2008
I had a great supper tonight. We probably through out enough leftovers to feel a family of hungry haitians for 3 days
JOHN JOHN KENNEDY

Pompano Beach, FL

#20 Jul 21, 2008
DEPORT HAITIANS wrote:
Send all haitians here illegally back to haiti - let them fix their nation. They can't because they are lazy, ignorant and rude - let them treat each other that way until they learn how to become responsible human beings. They are destryoing our way of life in South Florida.
Send the Brazilian men back too, the chicks can stay. They are smoking. These douche bag Colombinas can ship out slao. Fight for your freedom.
Balt

Fairfax, VA

#21 Jul 21, 2008
Tennessee Tuxedo wrote:
These people who are starving, is heart breaking,**** can people stand by and watch children dying of starvation, we need more angelina jolie's in this world, we are Americans, people are human, and don't deserve to die from lack of clean water, or food.
Did you even read the article?? We've sent them tons of food and it's rotting in Haitian ports and warehouses. Moron!
space jam

Huntington, NY

#22 Jul 21, 2008
So Fla Sucks wrote:
NUKE HAITI NOW! Haiti used to be the "jewel of the caribbean" until those stupid, worthless, uppity negroes won their independence from France. What a HUGE mistake that turned out to be!!!! Thanks a pantsload, France... Haiti should be their friggin problem -- They created this chronic mess of lazy, slave-citizens-criminals.
Now they are the official ARMPIT of the caribbean, and the scourge of every other neighboring nation, which they infect like a cancer (South Florida, first and foremost)!
There is little hope for Haiti except to start over. Sad to say but that country is a wasteland of criminals RIGHT NEXT TO another country (Dom. Rep.), who at least has a chance. The only difference is a political border ( a line on a map ).
HAITI is a S-C-U-M-H-O-L-E. Nuke it -- Save some of South Florida before it's too late.
It's already to late for my neighborhood thanks to the invasion of lazy, crap-faced, shoeless pieces of elephant-dung, who don't know why a lawnmower or paintbrush is a common necessity for a decent homeowner.
put a sock in your mouth silly,you must be a DUMB-IN-A-CAN TO TALK THAT WAY,IMBECILE.DO YOU EVER MEET ANY HAITIAN,BESIDE MUST OF THOSE CRIMINALS CAME FROM YOUR COUNTRY.A BUNCH OF THEM ARE DOING PRISON IN HAITI FOR KIDNAPING.IF YOU THINK HAITI IS WHERE SHE IS NOW WITHOUT YOUR HELP THINK AGAIN SUCKER.THE WAY YOU DISCRIBE HAITI HERE MAKE ME THINK THAT YOU NEVER EVER MEET ONE, PETIT PEDE.your country is as poor as haiti,just slightly.you hide your ghettos bihind your builging so you can trashing haiti,good thing is we know better,we know what's going on in your country,you are in no position to judge anybody.so keep doing what you're best at:CRACK,PROSTITUTION,CRIME,CO CAINE AND THE LISTE GOES ON AND LINE US ALONE.
space jam

Huntington, NY

#23 Jul 21, 2008
CORRECTION[LIVE US ALONE]
laggards

United States

#24 Jul 21, 2008
Zabulon wrote:
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No soil...
Lack of infrastructure...
Too much corruption ...
Haiti was a farm colony that was highly productive under the French.
There is plenty of soil and a 365 day growing season.
The British survived on their back yard Victory Gardens during the bombing of WW II. Why can't Haitians grow their own food? Laziness, that's why.

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