Haiti in ruins, volunteers pay their ...

Haiti in ruins, volunteers pay their own way to rebuild the country

There are 7 comments on the Ledger Dispatch story from Dec 26, 2010, titled Haiti in ruins, volunteers pay their own way to rebuild the country. In it, Ledger Dispatch reports that:

Time has stood still at the epicenter of the Jan. 12 earthquake. Nearly a year after the magnitude 7.0 temblor, buildings lie in torn, tangled heaps along miles of roads.

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#1 Dec 26, 2010
That's insane, after the US govt spent ten billion dollars of our money there too.

Goes to show that no good deed goes unpunished.

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#2 Dec 26, 2010
I guess this means that its only a matter of time before Kanye crashes an awards show to rant that Obama don't care about black people.

Or can the race card not be played that way?
jean

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#3 Dec 26, 2010
the haitian government is too damn corrupt and selfish greedy to start the rebuiding process too busy fighting with each other over power and the aid fund nothing has changed violence and corruption are continue I think it's a good idea for the volunteers to help with rebuilt the country at least this time the country will have clean water and sewage and most of important sanitation infrastructure may god bless them and may god bless america
u2stoopid

Victoriaville, Canada

#5 Dec 26, 2010
The Real Anon wrote:
That's insane, after the US govt spent ten billion dollars of our money there too.
Goes to show that no good deed goes unpunished.
Which 10 billion dollars maybe in Iraq
don t forget there is no Oil in Haiti
i am sure you didn t declare your taxes this year nor last
shut your filthy mouth

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#6 Dec 29, 2010
u2stoopid wrote:
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Which 10 billion dollars maybe in Iraq
don t forget there is no Oil in Haiti
i am sure you didn t declare your taxes this year nor last
shut your filthy mouth
10B was the international pledge. The US portion was more than 1.5B, supposedly.

In any case, since you could send 100K modular homes to Haiti for that kind of money, I am not sure where it is all going.

however I also think that the aid will not really cure anything there. The place doesn't seem to be self-sustainable. I think they just have too many people. Not enough economic activity; not enough natural resources, and that is not something we can cure.
not from here

Antioch, CA

#7 Dec 29, 2010
The Real Anon wrote:
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10B was the international pledge. The US portion was more than 1.5B, supposedly.
In any case, since you could send 100K modular homes to Haiti for that kind of money, I am not sure where it is all going.
however I also think that the aid will not really cure anything there. The place doesn't seem to be self-sustainable. I think they just have too many people. Not enough economic activity; not enough natural resources, and that is not something we can cure.
Sounds like California
Down and Out

New York, NY

#8 Jan 1, 2011
Who will step up and save Haiti from itself?

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