PRAY FOR HAITI

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    Jan 13, 2010 3:49 AM GMT




    A major earthquake struck southern Haiti on TODAY, inflicting a catastrophe on the impoverished Caribbean nation.People,we're living in the last days and pay attention what's going on in the world TODAY.




    FACTS:

    •The capital of Haiti is Port-au-Prince.


    •Haiti is one of poorest countries in the western hemisphere. 80% of residents live in poverty. (CIA)


    •Haiti is one of the most densely populated and least developed countries in the western hemisphere.

    [url]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/cb_haiti_earthquake;_ylt=AuqVThXGRBivNI0ALCwlx2AGw_IE;_ylu=X3oDMTM4dHVpMGJ0BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwMTEzL2NiX2hhaXRpX2VhcnRocXVha2UEY2NvZGUDbW9zdHBvcHVsYXIEY3BvcwMxBHBvcwMxBHNlYwN5bl90b3Bfc3RvcmllcwRzbGsDaGFpdGloaXRieWxh[/url]



    http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/12/haiti.earthquake.infrastructure/index.html
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34829978/ns/world_news-americas/[/url]
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    Jan 13, 2010 5:31 AM GMT
    I will!icon_neutral.gif
  • pandx970

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    Jan 13, 2010 7:27 AM GMT
    been doing so.

    heard that the presidential house was destroyed during the quake.

    nmrk nmrk nmrk.
    -Andy
  • Webster666

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    Jan 13, 2010 9:20 AM GMT
    I don't pray.
    Shit happens.
    People get injured and people die, in every country, every day.
    And, life goes on for everybody else.
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    Jan 13, 2010 10:43 AM GMT

    I support the idea of international aid for natural disasters like this, but prayer will not change anything. An Earthquake is not evidence of the end of days. icon_twisted.gif
  • GQjock

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    Jan 13, 2010 11:12 AM GMT
    Of all the places for an earthquake like this to hit
    A country reeling from four hurricanes in a row
    devastating poverty
    a ravaged ecosystem
    and little in the way of an infrastructure to aid in relief

    ... But then God is merciful, right?
    So then who is it we're 'sposed to be praying to?
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    Jan 13, 2010 11:38 AM GMT
    wow. yes praying does work and helps!icon_wink.gif and at the same time provide whatever physical help we can.
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    Jan 13, 2010 12:12 PM GMT
    I'd reckon take the time wasted praying and instead send a few bucks more
    than you would and you'll be doing much more than JC Allah or Jehovah ever would
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    Jan 13, 2010 6:56 PM GMT
    I feel very sad for this country and its people.....its like the country has a long list of bad luck and bad things happening to it. I often wonder how people live there. But then again im also furious with the country's govt for not trying to make the country better, and outside influences like America who makes the country worst by further exploiting and taking the little resources it has left. Haiti to me is the earliest sign of global warming. Its a dead country. I have read much about the political system of that country and it seems the people keep putting individuals in power who exploit them. Then again thats how it is in every country. The other issue is the after effects of such poor handling of the Haitian economy. .....effects that are now affecting the shores of my country Jamaica. Jamaica for one has opted to take in Haitian nationals in times of crisis but in hope that they would leave to go back to their country. But this is now becoming a problem in my country. In the parish of Portland specifically where most Haitians settle after entering the country illegally...the crime rate has more than risen to the point of no control. Rape of women is like an everyday occurrence and the residents within the parish is afraid to walk the streets because they dont want to be kidnapped. Children are being kidnapped and used for ritualistic practices...resulting in their deaths. The drug trade and gun smuggling has also tripled.This is all happening in the one parish which has been known to be peaceful and calm. The only parish that one can enter without being noticed as its on the east end of the island..It was once a place where elderly individuals retire but now its not. Now im not saying that this is a result because of the Haitians....but they are a contributing factor...because once they arrive they don't want to leave and my government is having a hard time deporting them. This is resulting in the worst kind of black on black racism ever.
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    Jan 13, 2010 7:04 PM GMT
    tereseus1 saidI feel very sad for this country and its people.....its like the country has a long list of bad luck and bad things happening to it. I often wonder how people live there. But then again im also furious with the country's govt for not trying to make the country better, and outside influences like America who makes the country worst by further exploiting and taking the little resources it has left. Haiti to me is the earliest sign of global warming. Its a dead country. I have read much about the political system of that country and it seems the people keep putting individuals in power who exploit them. Then again thats how it is in every country. The other issue is the after effects of such poor handling of the Haitian economy. .....effects that are now affecting the shores of my country Jamaica. Jamaica for one has opted to take in Haitian nationals in times of crisis but in hope that they would leave to go back to their country. But this is now becoming a problem in my country. In the parish of Portland specifically where most Haitians settle after entering the country illegally...the crime rate has more than risen to the point of no control. Rape of women is like an everyday occurrence and the residents within the parish is afraid to walk the streets because they dont want to be kidnapped. Children are being kidnapped and used for ritualistic practices...resulting in their deaths. The drug trade and gun smuggling has also tripled.This is all happening in the one parish which has been known to be peaceful and calm. It was once a place where elderly individuals retire but now its not. Now im not saying that this is a result because of the Haitians....but they are a contributing factor...because once they arrive they dont want to leave and my government is having a hard time deporting them.


    i welcome the info, but sort of really off topic don't you think?

    but i will pray for the people
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    Jan 13, 2010 7:06 PM GMT
    I will...
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    Jan 13, 2010 7:13 PM GMT
    i welcome the info, but sort of really off topic don't you think?

    but i will pray for the people[/quote]

    what do you expect me to do..start a new thread discussing how this earthquake will make the neighboring islands suffer... as i wont and then people will get angry when they read the truth.. im sharing how i feel..and sad that they had an earthquake and all but now the neighboring islands will feel the effects of it.
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    Jan 13, 2010 7:34 PM GMT
    tereseus1 saidi welcome the info, but sort of really off topic don't you think?

    but i will pray for the people


    what do you expect me to do..start a new thread discussing how this earthquake will make the neighboring islands suffer... as i wont and then people will get angry when they read the truth.. im sharing how i feel..and sad that they had an earthquake and all but now the neighboring islands will feel the effects of it.[/quote]

    how about just restricting yr comments to the immediate issue of the tragedy? or indeed starting a different thread?

    i or others may or may not want to point out that jamaicans have come here to america and their seeming prone to violence has caused the crime to skyrocket in the area. i or others may want to point out that the jamaica's hatred of gay people is unacceptable and the island should perhaps be quarantined.

    then the discussion will deteriorate and take light away from the tragedy of haiti.

    do you understand now?
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    Jan 13, 2010 7:42 PM GMT
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    tereseus1 saidi welcome the info, but sort of really off topic don't you think?

    but i will pray for the people


    what do you expect me to do..start a new thread discussing how this earthquake will make the neighboring islands suffer... as i wont and then people will get angry when they read the truth.. im sharing how i feel..and sad that they had an earthquake and all but now the neighboring islands will feel the effects of it.


    how about just restricting yr comments to the immediate issue of the tragedy? or indeed starting a different thread?

    i or others may or may not want to point out that jamaicans have come here to america and their seeming prone to violence has caused the crime to skyrocket in the area. i or others may want to point out that the jamaica's hatred of gay people is unacceptable and the island should perhaps be quarantined.

    then the discussion will deteriorate and take light away from the tragedy of haiti.

    do you understand now?

    Can't we just all get along?
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    Jan 13, 2010 7:49 PM GMT
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    Blackguy4you said
    tereseus1 saidi welcome the info, but sort of really off topic don't you think?

    but i will pray for the people


    what do you expect me to do..start a new thread discussing how this earthquake will make the neighboring islands suffer... as i wont and then people will get angry when they read the truth.. im sharing how i feel..and sad that they had an earthquake and all but now the neighboring islands will feel the effects of it.


    how about just restricting yr comments to the immediate issue of the tragedy? or indeed starting a different thread?

    i or others may or may not want to point out that jamaicans have come here to america and their seeming prone to violence has caused the crime to skyrocket in the area. i or others may want to point out that the jamaica's hatred of gay people is unacceptable and the island should perhaps be quarantined.

    then the discussion will deteriorate and take light away from the tragedy of haiti.

    do you understand now?

    Can't we just all get along?



    first of all in what area? and fyi..everybody hates gay people...jamaicans didnt start it...and if it was quarantined..it would be for the best as outside influence is never good as right now my country is suffering because of outside influence as all the jobs are given to outsiders even though 80 percent of the population hold masters and doctorate degrees...so come with a better argument if you want to start a discussion.
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    Jan 13, 2010 7:52 PM GMT
    people needed to pray for haiti alot longer ago than this morning. haiti is the red headed step child of the western hemisphere, and i'm not surprised one bit by this news...

    i heard the u.n. has very large stockpiles of food there already - they damn well better get to it fast... i hope they have clean water and methods for purifying water on had too, otherwise you can count on cholera and other dirty water diseases taking out huge numbers of survivors.

    but haiti was in need WAY before this. human rights issues are symptomatic of poverty, and the poverty of haiti made it the home (along with jamaica) of some of the most incredible acts of cruelty in our hemisphere. people should have been helping that country stabilize decades ago when the HIV rate was skyrocketing, and women/lgbt people were being terrorized on the streets. haiti has been the western hemisphere's testament to dysfunctional imperilaism way before this earthquake... we always seem to do too little too late: an ounce of prevention would have been worth a pound of cure.
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    Jan 14, 2010 1:42 AM GMT
    To contribute $10 towards red cross efforts in Haiti

    Please text Haiti To : 90999
  • danisnotstr8

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    Jan 14, 2010 1:45 AM GMT
    How about instead of praying, you send money or water or food or medicine? I mean-- you people are all "God is good" and stuff, but the fucker just killed 100,000 people with a gigantic earthquake. Do something that makes a difference.
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    Jan 14, 2010 1:46 AM GMT
    tereseus1 said
    chasgo3 said
    Blackguy4you said
    tereseus1 saidi welcome the info, but sort of really off topic don't you think?

    but i will pray for the people


    what do you expect me to do..start a new thread discussing how this earthquake will make the neighboring islands suffer... as i wont and then people will get angry when they read the truth.. im sharing how i feel..and sad that they had an earthquake and all but now the neighboring islands will feel the effects of it.


    how about just restricting yr comments to the immediate issue of the tragedy? or indeed starting a different thread?

    i or others may or may not want to point out that jamaicans have come here to america and their seeming prone to violence has caused the crime to skyrocket in the area. i or others may want to point out that the jamaica's hatred of gay people is unacceptable and the island should perhaps be quarantined.

    then the discussion will deteriorate and take light away from the tragedy of haiti.

    do you understand now?

    Can't we just all get along?



    first of all in what area? and fyi..everybody hates gay people...jamaicans didnt start it...and if it was quarantined..it would be for the best as outside influence is never good as right now my country is suffering because of outside influence as all the jobs are given to outsiders even though 80 percent of the population hold masters and doctorate degrees...so come with a better argument if you want to start a discussion.


    you prove my point exactly!

    the purpose of this thread is not to discuss jamaica or anything jamaican. let's keep the focus on the the tragedy in haiti, shall we.
    ~cheers~
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    Jan 14, 2010 1:52 AM GMT
    praying: how do nothing and still think you're doing something.

    i'll be making a donations while you go pray.
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    Jan 14, 2010 1:59 AM GMT
    I actually lost family and friends yesterday. I grew up in a city called Carrefour which is outsite of Port-au-Prince. Words can't really express how I feel. I am relieved that i found my dad today...Its too close to home and too my heart, Prayers are appreciated as and any assistance to the community as well. There are many ways you can help. It breaks my heart that all I see is how impoverished and illiterate my people are TV and I don't see how that relates to the earthquake, I am more concerned with the safety and what we are going do to bury so many family and loved ones. Thanks Guys.
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    Jan 14, 2010 1:59 AM GMT
    Mystic_Man saidDo you think there is any amout of prayer that would save them at this moment in time. The world needs to step up and help them and fast!!


    Yes there is so much truth in your words. It's to late to pray, it's time for action, I know the relief society is already there, with food and clothes, they are unsung heroes.
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    Jan 14, 2010 2:14 AM GMT
    NoMoreMrniceguy said I actually lost family and friends yesterday. I grew up in a city called Carrefour which is outsite of Port-au-Prince. Words can't really express how I feel. I am relieved that i found my dad today...Its too close to home and too my heart, Prayers are appreciated as and any assistance to the community as well. There are many ways you can help. It breaks my heart that all I see is how impoverished and illiterate my people are TV and I don't see how that relates to the earthquake, I am more concerned with the safety and what we are going do to bury so many family and loved ones. Thanks Guys.


    sorry to hear about your loss.
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    Jan 14, 2010 2:20 AM GMT
    A donation of 1 cent is worth 10,000 prayers. Donate $10 and you'll outshout the prayers of millions.
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    Jan 14, 2010 3:01 AM GMT
    bottomline saidTo contribute $10 towards red cross efforts in Haiti

    Please text Haiti To : 90999


    Thanks. I just did this. It is only $10 more than a prayer and will actually help someone. Now is the time for people to help people.