Wednesday, January 13, 2010
iReport outreach: Doing what we can for Haiti

 

Tuesday's earthquake left hundreds of families wondering and worrying about their loved ones in Haiti. After the quake, we started seeing posts on CNN iReport from people who just wanted to get a family member's picture out on the web in case anyone had seen them. And all of us here at CNN headquarters hoped we might be able to help, so we decided to put CNN's worldwide reach to work.

 

We created this assignment to collect all the photos and stories of people who are missing family members, and the response has been overwhelming and saddening. More than 300 800 1,700 2,000 2,500 6,000 have come in so far, and we've spoken to many of you who submitted. We're putting your photos and information out on CNN.com, Twitter (search for #haitimissing), Facebook and of course TV. We've also contacted iReporters who we know are in Haiti (and safe) to see what they might know.

 

We hope with all our hearts that these efforts will help some of you receive good news from your missing loved ones. In the words of BobbiKyle, who is looking for her niece and a friend, "this new technology is the future" of communication. We've asked people to comment on your iReports if they think they might have some information for you.

 

Our thoughts are with all of you who are searching for friends and family in Haiti. Please let us know if you're able to make contact with them. And if you can think of anything else we can do that might be helpful, please let us know that too.

172 Comments
January 13, 2010
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MY CONDOLENCES GOES OUT TO EVERYONE!!! I RECENTLY CAME BACK FROM HAITI ABOUT 2 WKS AGO AND I NEVER THOUGHT SOMETHING LIKE THIS WOULD HAPPEN.... I HAVE FAMILY DWN THERE... MY NANA NAME IS CHRISIANNA FRANCOIS.. AVE MUELLER #33 PLEASE LOOK OUT... MARC LOUIS (father)AMERICAN

January 13, 2010
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Hi AYITICHERIE1, feel free to send us an iReport about your father. Upload his photo here. Please enter the missing person's information in the title of your iReport in the following format: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME; age; city

Best wishes from the iReport team.
January 13, 2010
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I can't beleive that president Preval would say that he doesn't have a home to go to tonight. Of course he has a place to go to. This NO time for jokes. He is supposed to bring hope to the people and have a clear idea of what is needed at this moment regarding aid. As a U.S. citizen who's parents are from Haiti,I'm learning a lot from this disaster about Haiti and it's leaders. President Preval's interview shows me one of the reasons why Haiti is not prepared at all for this disaster. 

January 13, 2010
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I am trying to help my friend find her father.  His name is RAYMOND FRITZBERG BORGES - He is the SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE PRIME MINISTER JEAN MAX BELLERIVE. 

January 13, 2010
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A family friend told me that she found out that a relative of hers is alive because she saw them on the television... I know there are no phones but I think that some camera crews or someone with skype should get names or video of those who are ok. they could set up a 24hr system to allow people to get in touch with worried family members. I know it would be close to impossible to I.D everyone but it would help ease the minds of some of the many thousand of families who have no other way of contact with their families.

January 13, 2010
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Hi, when you have time go to HEAVENTRUTH.ORG

January 13, 2010
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Miami residents are responding with help;this is being e-mialed throughout our area:

 

Bringer Corporation will be collecting food, clothing, linens, medicines, generators, and other similar goods. Together, we can help our brothers and sisters from Haiti in times of need.  We will be accepting donations at our facility located at 8351 NW 21 Street, Miami, Fl 33122. 

 

If you require a pick-up, please contact Paolo Forestieri at 305-592-5427 to coordinate.  We will be collecting donations from Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. throughout the whole month of January.  The sooner you donate, the sooner we can help.

 

 

January 13, 2010
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Haiti to get regional insurance

2010-01-13 13:06:53

 

The Caribbean Catastrophic Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) is preparing to make a payout to the government of Haiti.

 

Haiti has an earthquake policy with CCRIF as part of the country’s disaster risk management strategy.

 

The regional facility says the 7.0 quake was of sufficient magnitude to trigger the full policy limit for the earthquake coverage.

 

Based on preliminary calculations, Haiti will receive just under US$8 million which is approximately 20 times its premium for earthquake coverage of US$385,500.

 

Source: Gleaner/Power 106 News

January 13, 2010
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ifpreval has nowhere to go why is he arrived in the domrep, it was on the local nnews here that he arrived this afternoon by helicopter at santiago airport. why does he leave his people allows. cansomebody at cnn confirm or find out why he left the country

January 13, 2010
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Is anyone can find out about this address in Haiti: Santo 14 Notre Dame du Rosaire #18 I have no picture of them I tried to call since last night no answer from them . Please I'll be glad to have an answer

January 13, 2010
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FROM THE FACEBOOK GROUP:

HAITIANS ~~~~ HELP~~~~HAITIANS~~~

 

We will Pray for Haiti as Facebook Groups at 9:00 pm tonight January 13, 2010.

ALL FACEBOOK GROUPS GROUPED TOGETHER FOR HAITI SUPPORT WILL COME TOGETHER TO PRAY IN NUMBER FOR HAITI TONIGHT AT

9:00 P.M EASTERN TIME UNTIL 9:05 EASTERN.

8:00 PM CENTRAL TIME

7:00 PM MOUNTAIN TIME

6:00 PM PACIFIC TIME

 

WE SEND UP OUR GROUP PRAYERS IN NUMBER AND STRENGTH

PLEASE GOD HELP THE HAITIANS - PLEASE HELP THEM NOW!

 

PRAYER STRENGTH IN NUMBERS HAS BEEN SEEN!!!!!!

January 13, 2010
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Mr. President, Please do not make Americans sign a piece of paper, promising to pay to get home. Take those big planes that sit in each Air National Guard Base, go pick them up and bring them home. This is not the Bush administration. Do not treat them like we did the people of New Orleans.

January 13, 2010
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HELP, Port au Prince is not the only city touched. We had news from Jacmel, devastated as well. The hospital and public buildings are down. Children are stucked in a collapsed school and are screaming for help but there is no means to help them. Distruction, devastation, death and injured people are everywhere. No electricity, no medecine, no firemen, no doctors, no authorities, no more roads. The police is totally helpless, prefering to shout the escaping prisonners than helping the population. PLEASE, they need the international aid as well. We are trying to find  way to warn the authorities as we hear only news about Port au Prince. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THE REST OF THE WESTERN REGION OF HAITI.

January 13, 2010
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DEAR CNN, YOUR COVERAGE IS MAGNIFICENT BUT CAN YOU PLEASE GIVE US MORE INFORMATION ON THE ARCHBISHOP OF PORT AU PRINCE WHO IS DEAD ACCORDING TO SOME REPORTS. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AND DEVASTATING STORY FOR THIS CATHOLIC COUNTRY. PLEASE REPORT ON THIS STORY. I HAVE NOT HEARD ANY COVERAGE OF IT YET. HE MUST BE A MAJOR FIGURE FOR THE HAITIAN PEOPLE. PLEASE FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM AND HOW CATHOLICS ARE REACTING. ALSO, DID HE DIE IN THE COLLAPSE OF THE CATHEDRAL? ALSO, THERE ARE LARGE NUMBERS OF CATHOLIC CHARITY WORKERS THERE WHOM YOU COULD INTERVIEW ABOUT THIS LOSS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MARY ELLIN LERNER, WASHINGTON , DC

January 13, 2010
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Forwarded calls for help  These are posts forwarded from the weblog Dispatches from a Fragile Island

  http://haititales.wordpress.com/

 

I am posting them here so that they will get wider coverage. If anyone knows a better place please forward them on.

 

Laurence-isabelle Gingras

Hi,

My name is Laurence-isabelle and my sister is named Alexandra Duguay and she’s working in the Hotel Christopher, her office number is 502. she’s in charge of the communication and she was in the building when the seisme happend.

Were looking forward to get the much informations we can .

If anyone can give us informations please contact me at the following adress:

lau_isa_@hotmail.com

 

 

Val Vinokur

 

HEAVY MACHINERY NEEDED IN PETIONVILLE: My brother-in-law’s wife Emily Sanson-Rejouis (UN Human Resources) survived the earthquake because her UN office was a shipping container and made her way back to their hotel. The hotel has collapsed and the family are trapped (my brother-in-law Emmanual and their three little girls Kofie-Jade, Zenzie, Alyahna). She can hear at least one of their voices (the youngest 2 yr old Alyahnna’s) and needs urgent assistance to rescue them. They are buried in the rubble but there might be a small air pocket. Emily said it is chaos on the ground, there is no machinery, and she has asked us to get any assistance possible to her. The address of the hotel is:

 

Karibe Hotel, Juvenat 7 Petion-Ville, HAITI (near Union School)

A map to the location of the hotel is here: http://www.karibehotel.com/karibehotel/location.asp

January 13, 2010
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I am listening to CNN on TV.  It is grief and sorrow.  I can't help but feel for them.  Peace.

 

http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/science-technology/Scientists-Explain-Haiti-Earthquake-81356387.html

 

The earthquake in Haiti was triggered by the asteroid.  E=MC2.  The link to the article above at voa explaining fault lines fails to mention earth's magnetic poles and core to magnetics of asteroid and transferred energy between earth and asteroid triggering the event in Haiti on 1/13/10.

 

A split second later in the flight of the asteroid and the earthquake may have been somewhere else.

 

Yep.  E=MC2.

January 13, 2010
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My deepest condolences for the people of Haiti..hope things will clear up for them. I'm Dominican and i've been watching the news from there and they said that the president of Haiti Rene Preval is on his way to a hospital in Santiago,dominican rep...they said that he needs to be in care since he is suffering from cancer.. i think is a very sad situation for him among all the others that he and his people are going trhu.

January 13, 2010
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Can anyone tell me if they know whether you can fly to DR and get into Haiti. We want to fly to Haiti to go find our family but want to know if they will let us into  Haiti from DR.

January 13, 2010
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Yes, Haiti considered a third world country and a country whose infrastructure has been destroyed over the years, however, why does CNN and other news broadcasters constantly portray of or speak on the negative things of Haiti, when there are good things and good images of Haiti as well. Not every Haitian person is poor and not every place in Haiti appears poor. There are a number of wealthy Haitians. There are beautiful and huge homes, rather than only shacks that are portrayed on TV. These unbalanced images give outsiders the idea that what is shown on TV is all that there is when it is not. Americans are good for that.

January 13, 2010
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My prayers go out to the individuals who have been effected by this tragedy.  Although, CNN has been there giving updated news, they continue to display depressing statistics about past survivors of devastating catastrophes.  It does not help family members who is unable to make contact with others to know that they have only a few days to live without the necessities.  Reporters do not need to report that individuals may not live long through this devastating ordeal.

January 13, 2010
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CNN reporters on the ground should put up large message boards with pens for people on the streets to write their names. That way, cameras could pan in on the names of those who are safe so those looking for loved ones could be helped until communications are restored.

January 13, 2010
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PLEASE! THERE WAS A PICTURE ON CNN AND CNN.COM OF A MAN CARRYING A BOY ABOUT 6YRS WITH A SHEET HALF OVER HIS FACE... MY FAMILY BELIEVES THAT IS KEVIN LAMOURT! PLEASE IF ANYONE FROM ANY MEDIA KNOS OR CAN REACH THAT MAN WITH MY NEPHEW PLEASE CONTACT ME: ANGERVILC@GMAIL.COM

January 13, 2010
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Again, I am listening to CNN on TV.  So much grief and sorrow.  I can't help but feel for them.  Peace.

 

Good Old Purdue  <  History >  01/13 18:34:52

 

AS the Professor from Purdue pointed out, earthquakes are caused when the earth's crust moves or adjusts. While these adjustsments may be triggered by astronomical gravitational events, the gravity of the Moon and the Sun are much higher factors than that of any asteroid. That is why earthquakes tend to follow moon-cycles.

January 13, 2010
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On behalf of the Information and Communication Technology for All Club, please know how deeply saddened we are by the impact of the powerful earthquake that shook your country, and the affect it has had on the people of Haiti. Please extend our heartfelt condolences to those who have experienced losses, who have endured unexpected hardship. 

 

We do hope your country will be recovered from this tragic natural disaster as soon as possible and please know Haiti people are not alone during these difficult days. 

 

Our thoughts are with you always.

Yours sincerely, 

 

Thossaphol NORATUS

Coordinator of ICT for All Club,

KINGDOM OF THAILAND

 

http://www.ictforall.org/pdf/A_Letter_of_Sympathy_Republic_of_Haiti.pdf

January 13, 2010
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i ask everyone and especially american haitien to not support any of the airlines that have jacked up their prices during a time like this. my people have always paid what ever prices these airlines ask for because we love our families abroad. but amarican airlines and many others have jacked up their prices to more than double the usual price and its not a holiday. the abuse to our people never stop. please pass this on. i would love to go help my mom and dad unfortunately i cannot afford these ridiculous prices. but all that will end soon.

January 13, 2010
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Where is the Hatian police force???  Where is the Hatian Army?  I have yet to see any uniformed malitia amoung and aiding the civilians.  Where is the Hatian government in this tragedy... are they just in the limelight being interviewed by the tv networks.  What has happened to the fragile infrastructure of the Hatian Government? Is this now the time for another military coup/dictatorship or the installation of the former socialist president???

 

January 13, 2010

Haiti Earthquake Frequencies - updated 1/13/10

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 09:22 — sixone

 

SALVATION ARMY TEAM EMERGENCY RADIO NETWORK

Full Alert for Hatti Earthquake Emergency. All nets active. 14.235 MHz Primary Daytime. 7265 and 3977.7 KHz evening and night http://www.satern.org/

 

Health and Welfare requests can be made via satern.org

 

http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2010/01/13/11288/

 

The ARRL encourages US amateurs to be aware of the emergency operations

on the following frequencies: 14.265 MHz, 7.045 MHz, 7.265 MHz, 3.977

MHz and 3.720 MHz.

 

 

Global ALE High Frequency Network (HFN) is now

on ALERT for Haiti earthquake Emergency / Disaster

Relief Communications (EMCOMM)

 

more information:

HIGH FREQUENCY NETWORK - COMMUNICATION CENTRE

 

====HFLINK SPECIAL BULLETIN==== 13 JAN 2010

Alert: Haiti Earthquake EMCOMM

 

HFN Pilot Stations are active and ready 24/7

for ALE calling, relay, and internet messages.

 

All operators are encouraged to participate in

the ALE Comm Centre live operator chat room

HIGH FREQUENCY NETWORK - COMMUNICATION CENTRE

and activate Automatic Link Establishment radios

on the ALE channel frequencies:

 

HFN net (text/internet/sounding/calling)

3596.0 USB

7102.0 USB

10145.5 USB

14109.0 USB

18106.0 USB

21096.0 USB

24926.0 USB

28146.0 USB

 

HFL net (emcomm/voice/calling)

3791.0 USB

7185.5 USB

14346.0 USB

18117.5 USB

21437.5 USB

24932.0 USB

28312.5 USB

 

===========================

END OF BULLETIN

 

http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Haiti_Earthquake_2010

 

http://va3qv.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/haiti-earthquake-amateur-radio-update/

 

January 13, 2010
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Any infromation about Josie Dubois Duplan, born in Haiti but American Citizen living in Port-Au-Prince for over a year on Delmas 19.

She is not 100% helathy has a head problem since some years ago, it's very important for us to have news from her.

claudia.villa.ny@gmail.com

January 13, 2010
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I am disgusted that you have Dr Gupta there reporting and not doing what he claims to be which is a doctor.  He would be more useful devoting his time to helping deal with the massive amounts of injuries instead of being another famewhore. Both he and Anderson should publically announce that they are donating all there high salaries to the relief cause. I find it very arrogant of these people to film all this sufffering humanity and explain to us that the Haitians are suffering. It would be nice to film these famewhores actually roll up their sleeves and use their power and influence to start digging survivors out of building while people are still alive. They have an opportunity to be there at least 48 hours before real rescue arrives and make a difference and actually save lives.

January 14, 2010
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I see another O'BAMA STIMULUS PACKAGE COMING SOON.  1.5 Trillion to Haiti and 100,000 jobs for Americans.  Lets help our own homeless before we spend billions in other countries. Yes it is tragic but we will spend more money in Haiti than we did on our own people in New Orleans

January 14, 2010
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"Anyone in the Mont Joli-Turgeau area....Jean-Olivier Neptune is caught under the debris of his house. He is alive but in very bad shape, please hurry and get there ASAP and please put this info in your statuses. 8 rue Mont-Joli Turgeau! URGENT U CAN ALSO ACCess the house via a Ravine that is next to the Stecker's house"

 

PLEASE FORWARD or RE-POST!

 

Thanks.

January 14, 2010
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Dr. Gupta is in Haiti and reporting!  I hope he is helping the wounded people.  This guy is a neurosurgeon - he could be making a huge difference and saving lives.  Put down the microphone and get to work!  

January 14, 2010
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if anyone is looking for someone to go down and help im available to translate and help in any orthe way poss. face book g zamor and let me know

 

January 14, 2010
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My brother was a Navy Seal for 22 yrs. He flew in to other countries ASAP. Y don't we have ppl ready 2 b deployed 2 other countries for help? Haiti isnt that far away. The press flew in rite away...WTF?

January 14, 2010
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I am a Haitian American whom lived in Haiti for many years and the president there(in Haiti) and their entire government system has no organization whatsoever nor order and is a joke. And quite frankly the Haitian government does not care about the people and they are putting on a front for the camera. If anyone is willing to help and especially the American government, I suggest they take matters into their own hands. because if it is left to Haiti's government (especially it's so called current president) then there will be no hope for our Haitian people.

 

and I also want to say that we all need to remain in constant prayer for Haiti and people who have their loved ones there because I know I'm worried about my family who currently are in Haiti and praying God they are at least alive.

 

in JESUS name I know we will conquer this tragedy.

January 14, 2010
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I am a US soldier touring in Iraq at the moment. I have about 3 weeks left here and i'm trying to find a way to Haiti ASAP. My mother is there but i have not spoken to her yet. i speak creole and can help translate. Get this out to anyway that can help. There are over 100 haitians that are serving in the military and can further help more then soldiers who can't speak creole.

January 14, 2010
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Okay....NK has 7,000,000 people starving there. 4,000,000 died in the 1990's. 200,000 are in concentration camps. 80% of women running out of NK get sold illegally into the concentration camps. Christians get 15 years in prison &/or killed, & so does their whole family. LET'S PRAY FOR NK. that's worse than haiti.

January 14, 2010
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Watching CNN from my chair I grieve for the people of Haiti and I pray that God soon brings joy back into the hearts of each man, woman, child, and family through the hearts of the world.  What can I do?  In the morning, I will contact my church to add to their efforts.  WATER....my family has been through Hurricane Ike and a house fire....and water was the precious and primary gift each time.  How is the world to help and coordinate assistance so massive?  Through prayers for guidance...and then action to play our part in caring.  In that "connecting" to the people on the screen and seeing their needs, it came that Haiti is surrounded by the sea......our base for the coming months to soothe the wounds of the masses.  When I came to the CNN site for the very first time to the "Impact" web address that aired, I wanted to YELL to someone to use the sea and boats and ships to bring in the supplies (food, water, medical, tactical, communication, remediation, mental support, and faith support).  Helicopters can launch from the ships from a surround of countries and serve the masses.  When I arrived at the site, I was overjoyed that our President Obama had this also in his sights.....with 2000 marines and a ship and more.  Set the ships a sail from the ends of the earth to gather in blessing for the Haitians.  The power of God is mighty and so is the power of love within the souls of mankind as we take the time to share, care, and donate generously.  For our own turn may too soon arrive for that precious gift....of just a drink of water.  

January 14, 2010
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A report this morning (14.01.10) indicated the New York Yankees have donated $500k to Hatian relief.... what a JOKE... this is pocket change for each team member!! Where are the MidEast Oil Countries in this disaster.. skiing in their man-made snow or are their heads buried in the sand???

January 14, 2010
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I am a young haitian american looking for my aunts, cousins, and uncles in Haiti. Their names are:

Jean Briere Jospeh (apx 52 years old)

Sherlie Fracois (apx 23/24 years old)

Amina Fracois (apx 21/22 years old)

Fara Fracois (apx 25 years old)

Rosie Limage (apx 45 years old)

My family here in the states are desperately tyring to find them. I pray that they are safe and okay but as the days go by we are worried and we just want to know if they are okay. If anyone knows anything please let me know. God Bless Everyone.

January 14, 2010
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I am so surprised at what I've been reading in hear.

That is why this world is never going to change.

We have the most ignorant people in the world.

I would love to see those people go throw what those people

in Haiti are going throw right now.

So they can see how it feels to not get any help.

Those children in Haiti have no fault of anything.

Do they think that by not sending money and help to those people is going to save the problem in the USA  ?

But anyways may God bless all those ignorant people hear in the USA and those people especially the children of Haiti.

 

January 14, 2010
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where is the help for the children of Haiti?   WTF??

I know that they need to get some medical help in there for them first before it's to late .  Save the Children FIRST.

those reporters need to get of their ass and get in there and help those poor people.  I am poor to. I wish that I was a doctor or that their was any way that I could help.

I donated money. It was not much but being unemployed

I can only do what I can . Let's pray and hope that nothing like that happens in the USA.

Let's get it together people, by the way things are happening in this world, it looks like it's only going to get worst,

and we have no one else to blame but our selfs.

 

January 14, 2010
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Port au Prince is not the only city affected by this earthquake, Aux cayes, Jacmel, Leogane, Ti-Goave are all pretty damaged with alot of casualties. I wish CNN could try to find out if help was able to reach those other areas. We all have people in the Capital but our extended family resides in these provinces which were also destroyed by the earthquake.

January 14, 2010
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My family has been traveling to Haiti for medical mission trips for over 12years. I myself have been several times. There is something about that country, its get in your bloodstream, in your heart. Its truly an addiction. I became a nurse because of the people in Haiti. I hope to continue to do our medical mission work there. I have never met people with such faith in God, such strength and so much faith in the human race. They are beautiful. My thoughts are with all those who are searching for loved ones and for those who have lost. I hope we can pull together as a nation and help this little country in need. I hope that more Americans fall in love with Haiti as I have.

January 14, 2010
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I have seen many companies make large donations... I am just curious if any of the major oil companies have made their donations yet??? Expecially with their large profits this year???

January 14, 2010
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Hello CNN. On behalf of all of the Haitians living in North Miami Beach, Florida, we would like to thank you for all of your support and especially Anderson Cooper 360 and the other crews of cnn. You guys are doing a wonderful job in Haiti. Also I would like to thank President Obama and his security staff for acting so swiftly. I am currently looking for my sister in Haiti. Her name is Marie Denis Antoine and her two kids nathalie,olibama. I have been unable to contact her.and other family member my phone number in miami fl,is 305-956-9845 please if any of the crew member see her call me or my mother.thanks you so much again cnn

January 14, 2010
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This e-mail was sent to the pastor of our church from Jay Threadgill. He is the director of Fisher of Men Ministries, which has been located in Port Au Prince for the past 23 years. Information on this ministry can be found at fomhaiti.org.

 

E-mail from Jay Threadgill

Director, Fishers of Men Ministries

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

7AM Eastern Time, January 14, 2010

 

Dear Beloved,

 

The internet just came up. I'm not sure how long it will last, but thank you Jesus!

 

First, Taina Jay's daughter and I are ok. most of our staff is ok, but there has been loss. Haiti is devastated. Markets, banks, houses, hotels are all collapsed. Death is everywhere.

 

On the day of the earthquake, Ty and I were going to go to our favorite market. I complained of fatigue and opted out of going to Ty's chagrin. She wanted snacks. If we had gone, we would had died. That market collapsed and we would had been there.

 

Our church roof collapsed on a bible school class and we lost 30, some of which I was very close to. I spent the better part of yesterday trying to dig out a few burried alive. We had not yet reached them when I just gave out. I had been working on about 2 hours sleep, so I had to go as we were waiting on a crane.

 

The school sustained damage but repairable. Mostly security walls down, broken glass, computers broken ect. The church will need a rebuild. We're working on the possibility of doing open air service on our land. hopefully we'll be able to gather the faithful, pray and encourage one another.

 

Our soccer field is a tent city. We will begin feeding today. I pray it doesn't create a riot and it is orderly. Food shipments will be a priority in the near future. At the moment I'm pretty sure the customs and the port are closed. We have heard of reports that a hospital ship and an aircraft carrier may be in today. Medical attention is a great need.

 

Many have sent emails asking what you can do. Our immediate need is of course finance. As airport and other infrastructure opens and we know we can buy food, we'll begin to bring those who want to come in...in.

 

Our greatest concern is fuel, food, and water and medical assistance to those in need. We have limited amount of all. We do not know when any of those items will be available. I'll do my best to stay in touch with all of you, but realize, we're pretty busy.. Phones are trying to come up, but I've tried to call Linda Jay's wife and still can't get out. Linda is state side.

 

We have taken pics but will have to send them another time.

 

We love you all.... I think I want to start saying and telling you that a lot now. Please pray for Haiti.

 

Jay

January 14, 2010
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This post was on Facebook - if anyone has contact with Rescue Teams in Haiti - please pass along!!

Marie A Celestin URGENT****URGENT****PLEASE

WE NEED TO HAVE A SEARCH TEAM GO OUT TO UNIBANK BOURDON...WE HAVE CONFIRMATION THAT CHRISTINE LEGAGNEUR IS ALIVE AND STUCK UNDER THE RUBBLES...PLEASE CIRCULATE...HER NUMBERS 3558-1388; 3733-7213..THANK

YOU VERY MUCH

 

Also - I have a friend searching for his brother - Ronald Joasil of Delmas 34. If anyone has any information - please email me - ajsanford@yahoo.com

January 14, 2010
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I was reading a list of countries and organizations delivering aid to Haiti, perhaps I missed something, but I failed to see any Middle Eastern countries or Muslim organizations. How is it that the US is the great infidel? Where are the Muslim relief agencies, where is Iran, Saudi Arabia etc???

January 14, 2010
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Hi i looking for my sister in law Edvly Charles Jean she works in on Demas and does anyone have information on people who live in Leogane if they were affected by the earthquate need information the Charles family in Leogane Blackendy Charles ur dad is worried sick he just need any information email me at Sweetpassion10292aol.com

pray for the people of haiti.

January 14, 2010
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I JUST WANTED  TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW THAT THEIR IS ANOTHER AIRPORT  AND MAYBE IT WOULD FACILITATE THINGS A BIT IF YA'LL COULD LAND THERE AS WELL

January 14, 2010
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there is an international airport in Barahona, Dominican Republic which is one hour from the border of Haiti: María Montez International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional María Montez) (IATA: BRX, ICAO: MDBH)

January 14, 2010
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We are looking for my father and brother in port-au-prince. As well in the country side their names are Jean Midouin Cadet and Ricardo Cadet. If anything please post soon as possible. Thank u and my heart goes out to everyone there and everyone who has family and friends there. May God help us all.

January 14, 2010
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is there a way that someone can have a group of folkes to have hatians who are safe but would like to let their families abroad know that they are, who are not able to reach them. Allow them to write their names on paper so cnn can air the names on tv and allow families to know that they are safe!

January 14, 2010
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Can't the people/workers gather the "Jacks" from cars and use them to raise some of the cement enough to pull a person out, like the little girl.

January 14, 2010
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I hope many will use the donation option listed on the email I got from the White house....donating $10 to the Red Cross by texting HAITI to 90999 with the $10 charged to you cell phone bill....easy to do! Those of us who are thankful enough to have jobs should consider donating $10 to help with this horrific disaster in the poorest country in our hemisphere.

January 14, 2010
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i'm looking for my familly too but doon't have picture they have go searching there they live at route national #1 bon repos rue molleard#316, i'm really hoping they are ok they name are

micheline romilus

martine romilus

nadia romilus

ashley narcisse

garry narcisse

idovia

erleande romilus

masoni romilus

please help us found them. and please go surchhing in other places because they say other places are affected really bad too i just headr that in this web site http://radioteleginen.ning.com/profiles/blog/list

January 14, 2010
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A SUGGESTION To help get THE FOOD on SHIPS offshore THROUGH:

CNN's Report today (1/14/2010) presented that the port is blocked preventing food shipments from making landing. 

What about running small boats out to the ships, (under the supervision of UN/National Guard) and loading them up to return to the port, and unloading them using a civilian human food chain to pass the cargo by hand and on foot to trucks on the clear road parallel to the port?   There is no time to waste waiting for heavy equipment.  Marshalling civilian human labor right now could make all the difference!

 

A SUGGESTION to HELP WITH RECOVERY of those TRAPPED in RUBBLE:  Collect as many Automobile Jacks and Crow Bars as possible in a wide spread citizen effort. Use multiple automobile jacks to lift surface debris off of victims buried in rubble. Prop up concrete slabs with blocks and other debris to secure site over victims to improve the chance of safely recovering them from under the rubble.

 

There is much an individual group can do while waiting for Heavy Equipment.  Time is of the essence.  Do what you can do safely.  Our Prayers are with you in Haiti.

 

Signed: A concerned U.S. Citizen

January 14, 2010
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I have rescued people using a car jack. Tell the Haitians to get out their jacks to move heavy cement walls, etc.

January 14, 2010
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MY FATHER IS A DOCTOR CURRENTLY LIVING IN HAITI. I SPOKE TO HIM TODAY AND HIS (PRIVATELY-OWNED) HOSPITAL IS STILL STANDING AND IN GOOD CONDITION. IT IS ALSO STILL FUNCTIONAL, WITH AN INVERTER AND GENERATOR. MY FATHER IS DESPERATE TO HELP BUT HE RAN OUT OF SUPPLIES AND ALSO NEEDS DOCTORS AND NURSES. THE NAME OF THE HOSPITAL IS CLINIQUE HOPITAL LE MESSIE. THE ADDRESS IS 91 RUE OSWALD DURAND ABOVE CLINIQUE BEAULIEU. IT IS LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN PORT-AU-PRINCE, APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES FROM THE PALACE, NEXT DOOR TO THE STATE MEDICAL SCHOOL, AND ACROSS FROM THE FORMER U.S. CONSULATE.  MY FATHER'S NAME IS DR. ELRIC METAYER. HE CAN BE REACHED AT TELEPHONE NUMBERS 0115093730-5558; 0115093461-5920; and 305-748-4992.

January 14, 2010
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A SUGGESTION FOR RESCUING PEOPLE TRAPPED UNDER DEBRIS

 

Many of the reports say that there is a lack of equipment.  However, a commonly available tool that I haven't seen people using is a car jack.  A car jack can lift a 2000 pound car.  A jack might be appropriate for freeing many of the people from under lighter pieces of concrete and beams.  There are hundreds of thousands of car jacks located within Port-au-Prince inside parked automobiles.

 

Signed: Eric                                                                           

January 14, 2010
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I am a machinery supply company and I'm trying to find out who to contact to send some machinery over to Haiti.  If anyone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.  My website is www.machinerysupply.com We have many pieces of earthmoving machinery to send over.

January 14, 2010
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To harmsen1000, that is a great idea Eric, and very simple.

January 14, 2010
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Digicel (the caribbean) just donated 5million dollars to the red cross for haiti and WALMART only donated 600K. Walmart who is a multi billionaire it is a disgrace to human race!!!

January 14, 2010
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to mssupplyinc, that is what haiti needs right now. the best way probably to get it there is over the port but as far as we know it is damage. the only route i think that could get it over is through the dominican republic and have them truck the machinery through the border.

January 14, 2010
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I cannot believe that the government cannot at least take photos of the dead so that the families can get some kind of closer.  We are talking about people not animals.  I have family down there and would want to know.  If I can get down there to bury them before they are dumped in some random whole somewhere.

January 14, 2010
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I am a bit frustrated.  I am a transprotation/logistics broker and saw the earlier report referencing the need to bring in cargo ships to the port and clearing roadways to the different distribution points and the airfield.  I don't know if the U.S. government has a plan, but I do. I live ine Panama City, Fl and have been so moved by this tragedy that I feel compelled to offer a solution. I have figured out a detailed plan to get supplies and earth moving equipment into Haiti.  I sat here all morning figuring out the logistics behind such an operation and don't know who to go to with this knowledge.  Someone of stragegic logistical authority....please call me!  Ken Smith  850-258-2478

January 14, 2010
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My husband was able to get through to his father on Voila...according to his dad, Digicel is still down

January 14, 2010
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EARTHQUAKE SURVIVOR TRAPPED: STILL ALIVE   EXTREMELY URGENT!!!!!!!!!!!   HELOISE BOYER

 

I JUST SAW A MESSAGE ON MY FACEBOOK:

 

HELOISE BOYER IS TRAPPED IN HER HOUSE WITH HER ELDERLY SISTERS AT RUE O #40, TURGEAU

January 14, 2010
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Perhaps the photographers could use their cameras to photograph the deceased before they are hauled off into eternity and thereby create a catalogue so fpeople could find their relatives.

Is the ASPCA helping the animals?

January 14, 2010
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I'm a single mother of 4 children and 2 grandchildren who recieves SSI so i cant give money though i would love to.I have a friend that was in the quake and his family,in fact he was calling me during the quake i didnt know what happened until the next morning.I haven't heard from him since the 12th.If any one knows of his whereabouts please let him know I'm praying for him and his family or give me a call @ 3862440251.thank you.

January 14, 2010
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Where are the Haitian government?Where are the so called leaders? Trying to sneak back in from DR to get their piece of the financial aid.Where Preval going to sleep tonight?Barbancourt!!!!!

 

January 14, 2010
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If anyone has come in contact or knows anything about Kersuzan Valcin or Valdano Valcin please contact me at 1321-443-3504. Or email at Lady1966@comcast.net. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

January 14, 2010
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I want to thank CNN for its 24hr coverage of the earthquake in Haiti. By keeping Haiti in the frontpage CNN is encouraging millions around the world to help. As a Hatian nurse anesthetist with family in Haiti, I say a million thanks and please keep Haiti on our screens. Also CNN is providing solace and a connection for Haitians around the world with their homeland. there is no way i could type enough words here to thank you.

January 14, 2010
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Is it just me... that notice how these news reports keep focusing on how poor Haiti is… instead of helping the people in need. There’s no need for that repeating that over and over at a time like this. Also Haiti wouldn’t have been so poor, if it wasn’t for those corrupted government officials in other countries that brought Haiti’s value down. (All because there envious that Haiti was the first black country to win its independence)!!!

January 14, 2010
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Trying to help a friend find his twin brother:

 

 

ANDREW GRENE, worked at MINUTSAH

 

 

 

please contact grenemusic@gmail.com with any information.

 

Again, ANDREW GRENE at MINUTSAH.

January 14, 2010
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Dear Haiti, my love, prayers, heart, and hope are with you at this hour.  Although the basics of survival are primary.....water, food, medicine, and support, know those things are coming in the arms of your world neighbors.  As I connect to you in God's compassion this day, I think of the families and the lost.  It may be the start of an idea for many there...........to start taking pictures of the deceased......so that in the coming days a family will know of the posted decease to know to still look and hope or to confirm to pray for their loved ones that have been taken to Heaven.  Perhaps some camera stations can be set up or a load of disposable cameras be distributed at hospital sites.  Maybe hard....but may be the comfort to a mother or son later.  Also, think it important to start having HOPE and FAITH Prayer Meetings with all the people and surround all with God's love and hope and a means to share His unmatchable love for them as His beloved people recover in His arms, the world's arms, and in each others arms.  Prayer is powerful.  Again, my prayers are going up for you.

January 15, 2010
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Trying to help a friend find his twin brother:

ANDREW GRENE, worked at MINUSTAH

please contact grenemusic@gmail.com with any information.

Again, ANDREW GRENE at MINUSTAH.

January 15, 2010
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i hope thoses moneis go to an international organisation that can take care the need of the country ,

January 15, 2010
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I dont want to sound hard hearted, but it is getting to be old news seeing one bad scene after another- to the point you dont even want to read anything any more.

I would like to know where the US is getting the money to help these people. We have people here in the states that dont have homes to live in and food to eat. I guess it's the American way - we will pretend everyone is living a great life here in the good old US of A.  And what about the donations from Bank of America and Walmart?  Wasnt Bank of America included in the bail out last year?  And Walmart- cant pay their employees a decent wage or good benefits, but yet they are contibuting money for this disastor.  Before anyone contributes to Haiti- how about looking for someone here that needs your help.

January 15, 2010
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My name is Derline and i live in new york. I have a brother by the name of Dervins Estimable and a sister by the name of Myrda Nemorin they were able to escape their house unharm and also my brother was able to call one of my aunt but she only spoke to him for 2 minute on wednsday morning and that was the last time we heard from them. I am so scare for them sleeping in the street i dont know if they eat or drink. please they use to live in pettionville but i am not sure were they are now. If anyone get contact with them please let them know their sister have been trying to get in contact with them.

January 15, 2010
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There are 63 people still alive in Carribean Market. One of the survivors sent a text so we could send out help. PLEASE LET PEOPLE KNOW IN ORDER TO HELP THEM OUT!!! copy and paste this on every Haiti page/group wall you can find!!

 

January 15, 2010
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There are 63 people still alive in Carribean Market. One of the survivors sent a text so we could send out help. PLEASE LET PEOPLE KNOW IN ORDER TO HELP THEM OUT!!! copy and paste this on every Haiti page/group wall you can find!!

 

January 15, 2010
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There are 63 people still alive in Carribean Market. One of the survivors sent a text so we could send out help. PLEASE LET PEOPLE KNOW IN ORDER TO HELP THEM OUT!!! copy and paste this on every Haiti page/group wall you can find!!

 

January 15, 2010
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There are 63 people still alive in Carribean Market. One of the survivors sent a text so we could send out help. PLEASE LET PEOPLE KNOW IN ORDER TO HELP THEM OUT!!! copy and paste this on every Haiti page/group wall you can find!!

 

January 15, 2010
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This post was on Facebook - if anyone has contact with Rescue Teams in Haiti - please pass along!!

 

Marie A Celestin URGENT***URGENT***PLEASE

 

WE NEED TO HAVE A SEARCH TEAM GO OUT TO UNIBANK BOURDON...WE HAVE CONFIRMATION THAT CHRISTINE LEGAGNEUR IS ALIVE AND STUCK UNDER THE RUBBLES...PLEASE CIRCULATE...HER NUMBERS 3558-1388; 3733-7213..THANK

 

YOU VERY MUCH

 

 

Also - I have a friend searching for his brother - Ronald Joasil of Delmas 34. If anyone has any information - please email me - ajsanford@yahoo.com

January 15, 2010
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This post was on Facebook - if anyone has contact with Rescue Teams in Haiti - please pass along!!

 

Marie A Celestin URGENT***URGENT***PLEASE

 

WE NEED TO HAVE A SEARCH TEAM GO OUT TO UNIBANK BOURDON...WE HAVE CONFIRMATION THAT CHRISTINE LEGAGNEUR IS ALIVE AND STUCK UNDER THE RUBBLES...PLEASE CIRCULATE...HER NUMBERS 3558-1388; 3733-7213..THANK

 

YOU VERY MUCH

 

 

Also - I have a friend searching for his brother - Ronald Joasil of Delmas 34. If anyone has any information - please email me - ajsanford@yahoo.com

January 15, 2010
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This post was on Facebook - if anyone has contact with Rescue Teams in Haiti - please pass along!!

 

Marie A Celestin URGENT***URGENT***PLEASE

 

WE NEED TO HAVE A SEARCH TEAM GO OUT TO UNIBANK BOURDON...WE HAVE CONFIRMATION THAT CHRISTINE LEGAGNEUR IS ALIVE AND STUCK UNDER THE RUBBLES...PLEASE CIRCULATE...HER NUMBERS 3558-1388; 3733-7213..THANK

 

YOU VERY MUCH

 

 

Also - I have a friend searching for his brother - Ronald Joasil of Delmas 34. If anyone has any information - please email me - ajsanford@yahoo.com

January 15, 2010
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"Anyone in the Mont Joli-Turgeau area....Jean-Olivier Neptune is caught under the debris of his house. He is alive but in very bad shape, please hurry and get there ASAP and please put this info in your statuses. 8 rue Mont-Joli Turgeau! URGENT U CAN ALSO ACCess the house via a Ravine that is next to the Stecker's house"

 

 

PLEASE FORWARD or RE-POST!

 

 

Thanks.

 

January 15, 2010
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"Anyone in the Mont Joli-Turgeau area....Jean-Olivier Neptune is caught under the debris of his house. He is alive but in very bad shape, please hurry and get there ASAP and please put this info in your statuses. 8 rue Mont-Joli Turgeau! URGENT U CAN ALSO ACCess the house via a Ravine that is next to the Stecker's house"

 

 

PLEASE FORWARD or RE-POST!

 

 

Thanks.

 

January 15, 2010
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"Anyone in the Mont Joli-Turgeau area....Jean-Olivier Neptune is caught under the debris of his house. He is alive but in very bad shape, please hurry and get there ASAP and please put this info in your statuses. 8 rue Mont-Joli Turgeau! URGENT U CAN ALSO ACCess the house via a Ravine that is next to the Stecker's house"

 

 

PLEASE FORWARD or RE-POST!

 

 

Thanks.

 

January 15, 2010
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PLEASE REPOST MESSAGES GIVING THE LOCATION OF PEOPLE TRAPPED UNDER THE RUBBLE.

January 15, 2010
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PLEASE REPOST MESSAGES GIVING THE LOCATION OF PEOPLE TRAPPED UNDER THE RUBBLE.

January 15, 2010
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PLEASE REPOST MESSAGES GIVING THE LOCATION OF PEOPLE TRAPPED UNDER THE RUBBLE.

January 15, 2010
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It is awful what is going on over in Haiti. Where is their Government and why are they still in power? Also a comment on Pat Robertson s remarks:He is disgraceful to the ministry.This man is all about the dollar, and he will answer to God.

January 15, 2010
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HAITI IS SAID TO HAVE A 100 YEAR CURSE BUT I BEG TO DIFFER, IT WAS SIMPLY A RUMOR TO SECLUDE THE FEARED INTELECTUAL CREOLES AND SATAN HAS NO ATHORITY OVER WE.HAIT WAS DEPRIVED HELP FOR A HUNDRED YEARS FOR THIS REASON. THANK GOD IN 2002 THE SUPPOSIT CURSE WAS LIFTED AND CAHARITIES BEGAN ENTERING HAITI IN STRONG NUMBERS. IT WAS ALWAYS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND FULL OF GOLD AND GREW RICH COFEE.THE ALMIGHTY IS ABOVE LOOKING AT THE HEARTS OF ALL AND THEIR INTENTIONS. THIS IS A MERE NATURAL DISASTER OF SCIENTIFIC REASONING: THE CONTINENTAL PLATES DRIFTED APART AGES AGO AND IS NOW DRIFTING TWORDS ONE ANOTHER. THE OCEAN BEDS ARE DEEP AND MANY FACTORS PLAY A ROLE.... ROBERT PATERSON INFORMATION IS FAULTY

LORD FORGIVE ALL WHOM DIED IN HAITI OF ALL SINS AND DELIVER THEM UNTO YOUR EMBRACE AND THE LITTLE GIRL WHOM HAD HER FOOT AMPUTATED TO GET OUT OF THE RUBLE, SHED MERCY AND GRACE FOR THEM IN JESUS NAME I PRAY, AUNTY RAMONE LONGCHAMP IN HEAVENS GATES YOU ARE A SUNLIT BEAUTY WITH THE ALMIGHTY JAHOVA  AMEN

January 15, 2010
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Some structure needs to be put together to report the dead already found. The bodies in the streets must be devastating to the people of Haiti. Please they need to organise taking photos of all the dead and putting the pics up with descriptions where they can of when and where they were found then they need to start burning the bodies and placing the ashes in containers with the pictures on there in preparation for when family come forward to claim them for burial. There is no way they can bury all those bodies on time without embalming and it is not fair to the people of Haiti to have those bodies lying around. Oh this is so very very catastrophic.

January 15, 2010
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I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD DEMAND THAT EVERY "FAT CAT" ON WALL STREET SHOULD GIVE UP HALF IF NOT ALL OF THEIR BONUS TO HELP THE HORRIFIC SITUATION IN HAITI...

 

I ALSO THINK PRESIDENT OBAMA SHOULD REACH OUT TO THEM TO FORGO THEIR GREED FOR SOME COMPASSION AT THIS DESPERATE TIME...G

January 15, 2010
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I was watching CNN and there was a woman reporter speaking about how the people just helped to release a man who had been trapped in his vehicle when the wall of a building (I believe it was a school) fell on his vehicle.  She mentioned that they could hear teachers and school children who were trapped in the building but alive.  Does anyone know what happened with these children.  Having children myself, this is really bothering me.

 

I certainly hope that the professional search crews went to this school to try and help out.  I realize that everyone is stretched out in various directions with limited resources, but school children trapped has to be a bigger priority than the UN Headquarters building or a Hotel that is known to be a place where foreigners are trapped.  It is sad to say, but in a situation like this, you have to establish priorities, and nothing should be a higher priority than school children being trapped.

January 15, 2010
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If CNN had any compassion at all, they would get Dr Gupta to hang up his microphone and find a stethoscope.

January 15, 2010
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I think the fact that Major Corporation are donating to the Haiti cause is great, HOWEVER the dollar amounts are shameful. The executives from JP Morgan are getting an average of $595,000.00 each as a BONUS this year and the company is donating $1,000,000.00 to Haiti. That amount is like nothing to that company and the other major companies are more shameful in the dolla amounts. These companies are making BILLIONS of dollars. Their donations are pretty much the equivalent of the average american donating about $150, which is less than a half of one percent of their earnings, certainly kind but not newsworthy.

January 15, 2010
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so thankful of the university of miami who arrived lastnight and has already seen 250 patients. and what upsets me that they keep repeating dr. gupta and this baby that he helped. get your buttt of the cameras and go and help and do something!

January 15, 2010
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The Haiti people first need food and water!  Why hasn't the military begun supplying them by air drops.  It should be re-supply procedures No 1 to send in airdropped pallets of food(rations) and water until the other supply routes are available.  What's wrong with the planning that is going on?  This resupply by air should have started on the very first day!  Let's get with it!!

January 15, 2010
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I was in Red Horse in the Air Force, we built temporary runways that could be set up for landing in 2-3hrs. It seems this could drastically improve landing and take offs and save time. I also agree with cecebej, if you can helicopters flying around to take pictures, surely you can air drop water at the very least, this so reminds me of Katrina. If these people can dig people out of collapsed buidings by hand without any knowledge of rescue operations, surely someone would have enough sense to figure out(and not take a week), how to get food, water, tents out! This is totally crazy

January 15, 2010
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Received email for MoveOn.org.  Seems that in doing something to help Haiti, credit card donations are being charged up to 3% by U.S credit card companies.  I didn't donate to credit card companies. They are making money off off our desire to help these poor people.

January 15, 2010
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China, Norway, manage to get there men in Haiti capital.  I heard many countries planes have been turn away from Haiti.  I don't believe the Americans want to help, I believe there enough countries giving help.  why send the army?  I see no looting either, America is making thing worst not better, I don't believe there want to help either.  I don't like the lies being told about the people of Haiti either by CNN and Fox news how vile. 

January 15, 2010
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I am watching TV and I'm becoming more furious by the minute. Where is the WORLD HELP these poor people are weighting on? Why are food, medical aid, water etc. still at the airport or stuck somewhere waiting to be delivered? It is becoming more of a desperate situation. Infections will soon set in (if not already), people will begin to die from dehydration. The people who survive the earthquake will now beginning to die, compounding the situation. My God...drop food and water via helicopter, drop medical air...antibiotics with instructions. Drop IV fluids and medical supplied next to the hospital. Obama, what people do you have in charge??? Forget about delivering supplies by roads for now, use the sky. Please drop food and water and medical aid to these people. I am a nurse and I feel totally helpless and I have donated lots of money. God help these people. It is almost too late already.

January 15, 2010
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Can anybody help me findmy grandmother and my two uncles. They live in Delmas,Port-Au-Prince i posted pics if you really want to help me out. I want to say i'm happy for the families that have found their love ones. I know i will find mines.

January 15, 2010
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I am in Canada and looking for my uncle Eric. I've posted a pic in the Ireport.

 

He resides in the Route Frere area of Port-Au-Prince.

 

He is in his mid/late 60's

 

Shame on Black nations for not helping. Shame on them.

January 15, 2010
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the tragedy in haiti is awful  why dont they ship people to other countries to help with medical food water shelter

January 15, 2010
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theres no blog on anything about pets didn't people over in haiti have live stock cats dogs etc ive been watching cnn for 2 two days haven't heard a darn thing about it all animal organizations were there with katrina whats wrong this time

January 15, 2010
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Praying for Peace this day in the heart of every Haitian.  Praying that all fears will soon be replaced in a new hope.....a new hope as never before as the world responds in assistance and your hearts strengthen in steadfastness.  I can't even imagine the fear you must feel..... of where and when a next meal, a next drink of water, what life will be like without that loved one, what tomorrow might bring....as a million thoughts sit heavily in your heart.  I thought about fear of the unknown and what a scary place that is.  Perhaps fliers dropped to the Haitian people to let them know that help is moments away.......to hold on and to please stay calm......that the world is coming but safety and order for the Haitian people are of primary concern.  Let them know what is coming and perhaps what to expect in the next 12 hours, 1 day, 2 day, a week........so the people know of some hopeful outlook.  Perhaps the Haitians can organize themselves in groups of 100 or the like, choose a leader to receive the aid and return it to the 100 (maybe just a start of an idea to get others brainstorming).  Clearing a street a boulder at a time can help in the wait. The answers are near....keep the hope.....never loose faith....just know that people care.  I think about the prisoners whose doors flew open as the ground shook.....a gift of another chance to do the next right thing for another.

January 15, 2010
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Dr. Gupta is helping out the sick and injured in Haiti for those of you who feel he is not.  It is just as important for a man of his stature and character to report the facts to encourage all of us to donate money or to put the fire in some other doctors mind to help out in this crisis.  So for all of you, skip the latte' and donut and donate to the disaster, the next one might be in our doorstep once again like Katrina

January 15, 2010
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It is stunning that there are not more French-speakers amongst relief groups. the commotion around the food truck could have been avoided by addressing the crowd through a mobile bullhorn in French. Haiti is French speaking. And if we want to bring chaos under control we will need to send in bilingual personnel.

 

 

January 15, 2010
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Some Additional, Immediate and Urgent SUGGESTIONS to Aid in The Haitian Earthquake Crisis:

 

Haitian Citizens MUST be Allowed to be Engaged in the Recovery of Their Country after this Most Devastating Earthquake in order for their Dignity to be Preserved and For Their Destiny to Manifest.... So, Haitian People, Do What You Can to Aid Others.  Do not Idle!

 

Suggestions REGARDING THE HANDLING OF DECEASED LOVED ONES:

Tag your deceased loved one with their name (use paper and safety pin to attach to body, or use pen/ink on skin) and ask any Transporters to log your loved one's name and ask them to list one contact for a living relative to confirm their transport to a burial grave.  Note their burial site. This is crucial for future burial services For the Dignity of the Deceased and the Living Survivors.  Demand this Notation in Writing by all Transporters for You and Your Decedant's peace of mind!

 

SUGGESTION's For Day to Day Survival:

Stay together in parks. Secure Lighting on parks by generator or battery. Dig Latrines 6 feet deep along a perimiter.  Place Curtains and rodding around the latrines for female/male toileting. Use Lyme in the ditches for quick dissolution of wastes.

 

Collect rain water in plastic barrels and filter with cheese cloth or similar fabric.  Use metal barrels for fires/cookstoves or dig holes and place rocks/wood in rock perimetered fire areas for cooking. Secure tarps on tripods (use wood branches if necessary) for weather cover.  Comfort one another....

 

Wash clothes and bathe at the harbor shore.  Believe that you will survive, for you will.  Help all that you can. Deter all who seek to use weapons to deter you, or rob you.

 

Peace and Prayers are being sent your way in addition to ground forces.  Help one another, as we seek to help you.

May God be with you.  The US/UN and the entire World is with you, in Prayer and Action.  May God Bless You and Aid you, in this dire time of need.  Stay Hopeful, as We send you our Loving Aid.

 

 

Sincerely,

One of millions of concerned U.S. and World Citizen's...!

 

 

 

  

 

 

January 15, 2010
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PLEASE HELP ME GET THIS MESSAGE TO THE TOP OFFICIALS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS AND REPORTERS IN HAITI. PLEASE START TAKING A CENSUS OF THE LIVING BY TAKING FACE PICTURES AND I.D. W/ I.D TAGS(EX: MEDICAL ID BRACELETS, WRIST BANDS) SPREAD THE WORD!!! WE NEED TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF DISPLACED VICTIMS.

 

 

CREATE A DATABAAS AND/OR WEBSITE. SIMILAR TO TAKING A U.S. CENSUS.

 

 

YOU CAN HAVE STAPLES, OFFICE DEPOT DONATED WRISTBANDS TO HAVE THEM PEOPLE YOU HAVE THEIR PICTURES WEAR IT W/ THE THEIR NAMES ON IT. ALSO IT WILL LET OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS KOW THAT THE PERSON HAS HAD THEIR INFORMATION AND PICTURE DOCUMENTED AND UPLOADED.

 

 

IT IS NOT FAIR TO HAVE DEAD BODIES NOT BE ACCOUNTED FOR OR PICTURE TO HAVE FAMILY AND FRIEND IDENTIFY THEM.  COULD BE U.S. CITIZENS, U.N. OFFICIALS AND OF COURSE HAITIANS IN THOSE PILES OF DEAD BODIES.

January 15, 2010
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I hope everyone finds their loved ones. What happened in Haiti was a horrible thing and I want everyone to know I am praying for people to survive.

January 15, 2010
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CNN PLEASE help connect Haitians to each other.  My mother and I are looking for family members.  Every time we turn on the news, we look at the peoples' faces hoping to recognize someone. 

 

 

Dedicate at least ONE hour to show people's faces who ARE alive. 

 

We in the US and other countries CANNOT call our families to know how they are.  Please help.

January 15, 2010
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I think Obama should really send ALL the victims of this earthquake to the states so they could get treated better. THERE are people dieing for stupid reasons. they shouldnt be dieing from things that they could be easly takin care of. SEND THEM TO THE US. and HELP THE HELPLESS!!!!! we did it for vietnam lets do it again.

January 15, 2010
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While the earthquake in Haiti and its aftermath is tragic, it is NOT the United States's problem!!!!

 

We have our own ailing, dying, sick, tired, homeless, starving, and underprivileged AMERICANS in the United States, a lot being veterans being swept under the proverbial rub by the VA and rest of society; and yet everyone can find $$ to sent to a country that has done NOTHING for America.

 

Did Haiti send $100,000 million to Louisiana with Katrina hit? Did Haiti send people and supplies to aid and rebuild after that hurricane hit? -- NO!!!!

 

So many other countries that the US liberal bleeding hearts send US TAXPAYER $$ to, personnel and supplies, do NOTHING for America in return. This is a fact and it is  incontestable!

 

We've already dumped millions into Haiti, the same as we have many African nations with NO measurable positive results. WHY!?! Why continue throwing away US Taxpayers money down the toilet of countries that do nothing in return for Americans!!

 

It's time to wake and smell reality people...help our own before helping others. Otherwise you ALL cheapen and insult your own who struggle day in and day out to survive when you give to others who are underserving of our charity when we cannot even be charitable to our own.

January 16, 2010
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Shame on everyone. This is a dam n travesty. So many senseless deaths are happening as I type this just because somebody is thinking, hmmm...this country can't pay us back, or this might cost too much. Fck the money. I'm sure you wouldn't be thinking the same thing if it were you or your family or even someone you knew  was in the same situation. I wish I could be in Haiti this second. If that means I saved one life, it would all be worth it. But no, I'm stuck in training for the army, can't go. What a waste. I sit around in a classroom all day, when I could be doing something that could make sucha huge difference in a life. All of these people, and not just Americans, will wake up, drink their coffee, turn on CNN and say, "Aww, how tragic" and then continue on their merry way, similar to when katrina happened. No one knows the nightmares that are happening over there. I'm sure the media can't even cover the really horrible situations. Just a small little hint is what you are being shown. Open your eyes America...remember this, remember how much 'aid' was sent to Haiti, but when the "Big One" hits Los Angeles, look what happens then.."Oh, but they are ours, Americans.." So?? A life is a life. Fck nationality, race, age, class, etc. Life is life. Think of the technology and manpower available that isn't being used. If I were in charge, every single National Guard unit would be sent to help. MRE's, bottled water, infant formula, CLS (combat life saver, similar to medic bags) all of that would be sent. No price can be put on a life. So when you go get your little starbucks or fast food, and still haven't given any money to help, just look at your caramel frap or double chesseburger and I really hope you see a life could have been saved. Some might think, oh no, my contributions won't help. So? Even if you think that way, whats $5?? It's worth a try. I bet if your aass was in a car wreck and was sent only one person to help due to 'financial constraints' you'd be wondering what was up. I was speaking to one of my intructor's the other day about how I wish I could go to Haiti instead of being stuck in TRADOC. His response was, "it's not America's job to do everything..." Are you kidding me?!?! I agree, it's not our job, but that shouldn;t matter. We are the closest country with the available resources to help those in need. None of those people chose to be born into the poorest country in our hemisphere. None of them deserve this, shame on everyone who refuses to help. If you just cant give, you cant give, but dam n, sacrifice for that infant who's buried under rubble, still alive, hungry and just wondering why this is happening. Mourn over the ones who are dead, but they are no longer suffering. We need to save the ones who can be saved. If we sent 150,000 ppl, I'm sure the results would be different. Send C-130's filled with MRE's, bottled water and other such necessities. Those MRE's last for two or more years, I've seen so much go to waste that might seem so little now, but could make a huge difference in a life, not jsut in Haiti, but in other countries, and even our own. I agree, we do have children going hungry in our country, and that's a shame too. But that's another story. Right now there are innocent people in an unimaginable hell right now. Tomorrow, when you look at your starbucks cup, I hope an image of a Haitian pops into your mind, cuz that which is so little to us, coudl change so much for them....

January 16, 2010
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I like many americans feel for the people of haiti.!we must help as we always do. and i dont mean to make this about us, just that i want to hear on the tv who else is helping.? all i hear is the us . speak about who is is helping. mention the countires and how the are helping, how much money. its always the the bad americans this and that, but when others need are help its where are you.!! i think that many of us are sick and tried of this.!!! yes help the people of course. thats what we do. but please talk about the others who are so quick to hate us.!!! what are they doing.?? tell us who else is helping. not in broad trems. mention the countries name and how they are helping. tell the world what THEY are doing to help.

January 16, 2010
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No matter what we are white, black, puple, yellow stop with the racism we are all brothers and sisters. There's a nation that is in dispirit need of help. But why would we help? We can't even help our own in New Orleans.......WAKE.....UP.....SHEEPLY.....Already 3 days in and there's atleast 7,000 died, thats double the World Trade Centers,This is Genocide people. Last night CNN showed dump trucks dumping human remains into mass graves in Haiti. Soon this is coming to our home front. It is not right for us to let them do this to other people our own brothers and sisters, all this does is desensitise us. We all know that theirs already MASS GRAVES all over America, THEY ARE READY......WAKE......UP.......

ONE NATION UNDER GOD..........NOT THE ELITE!!!!!!

January 16, 2010
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I just want to tell folks at CNN that at this moment that we are talking that there are millions of people who are starving in Haiti, specifically in an area called "Rue sans-fil(College Argentine)". All I want to say is that there is an urgent need to accelerate the aid processed for those people who are suffering.

             "Together we Stand"

January 16, 2010
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There is so much need in Haiti and so many people willing to help. Understandably, once you get volunteers to Haiti, you have to have the means to feed and shelter them as well or you create an even greater problem. So why can't we (and other countries) dock cruise ships (or military-owned ships) full of volunteers, doctors, nurses, etc. who go out into the community for 12 hours or so then return to the cruise ship to sleep and refuel themselves for 12 hours. You would have automatic shelter, food, and security for the volunteer forces and more people on the ground to help during those first days when lives can be saved. (Of course, it takes a couple days to get a ship there from the U.S., but if you can fill it with supplies and people within 24 hours or so, then get there in another couple days, you can have 2500 to 3000 people from one ship helping out.

January 16, 2010
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It seems that those affected by this terrible tragedy need a lot of social control and since their government is now inoperative for the most part then it would require a familiar source, face, institution to effect this control.

Since ( 80 ) eighty to ( 90 ) ninety percent of Haiti's population practice Catholicism then the one coordinating factor for improper behavior control would be those clergy of the Catholic Faith who can ,if they so choose, make a meaningful effort to establish a visual presence on the ground and among the survivors who now need a source of strong structural social guidance.

Are their many Priests, Bishops and Nuns working among the living in Haiti who are now assisting and providing hope for those who have lost hope? As a Catholic, I would be very if not extremely disappointed if this was not so.

The leadership of the Catholic Faith is quite capable of becoming the lead agency for assisting in the above need.

I await their presence...

 

January 16, 2010
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It took 10 minutes for CNN to report the reason people were walking up and down by the thousands in the first night after the earthquake talking about water.

 

I had heard a radio program the night before on NPR about what holy roller African Americans call the hoop, which is transliterated to mean water referring to a spirit from ancestors in Africa.

 

The hoop is water and is a name for the goose bump feeling one feels in a holy roller sermon.

 

So, I knew off the bat what the reason was behind Haitians rushing to and fro in the first night talking about water as CNN was reporting it confusedly for the better part of 10 minutes.

 

Hearing the radio program on NPR about the hoop the night before the earthquake and the fact that I know something about shape shift deities in African culture, clued me in.

 

Also, the conceit of CNN reporting the first night was such that in the midst of the tragedy and Haitians herding by the thousands talking of water, CNN reported that perhaps water was fear of a Tsunami and that people were dropping possessions as they herded and others picked the possessions up. Anderson Cooper reported of the moral fissure in the possessions being picked up by those other than who dropped them in the midst of what is a broken back event in Haiti.

 

Such reporting is a conceit many Americans exemplify and tout as the figments of their existences with the two cars and a garage mentality: screw the next guy: America First!

 

The mentality is pervasive through all walks of life in America, from the rich to the poor focused on the almighty dollar rather than fruits of being human fighting the good fight.

 

 

January 16, 2010
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CNN is the world leader in news! Well, CNN why not spend an hour of your time dedicated to allowing the people who are on the ground in Haiti to speak to their love ones who are looking for them.  On your site, there are over 400 pages of people who are missing but only 2 pages of "I'm Alive" footage.  Let's hear more from the people of Haiti and help those who are searching for thier love ones.

January 16, 2010
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CNN, please ask American Airlines why they are charging so much money for healthcare professionals or anyone to go to Haiti right now.  For as much money they have made off of Haitian people. I thnik this is pathetic to see the greeed of a company at a time like this.  I now know what companies I will not patronize moving forward.

January 16, 2010
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January 17, 2010
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cnn i know port au prince is the most devastated by the earthquake, but remember so many other cities are also terribly affected for example petit-goave,my home city, please turn the camera on these people so we can see their faces too.

January 17, 2010
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Is CNN really helping Haiti by running overblown stories of violence and looting? This is just like the coverage of alleged violence in New Orleans after Katrina, most of which turned out to be false. Given the severity of this crisis, the fact Haiti is so calm is actually a story. But I guess that's not exciting enough.

January 17, 2010
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IT'S AS IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE GAMES AND TOYS TO THE CHILDREN LIKE BALLS TO KICK OR TOSS AS IT IS TO PROVIDE WATER AND FOOD!

January 17, 2010
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SHORT-TERM HUMANE SOLUTIONS TO HELP THE HAITIANS:

 

Here’s a solution for getting relief to the hungry, suffering, dying people of Haiti.

 

The fear of having disorganized food distribution will end up being just organized death and dying.  The longer you wait to feed a hungry man, woman, or child the more disoriented and irrational he/she will become.  Fear and riots will be inevitable, when the rations do arrive.  Compounded disaster is just waiting to happen. 

 

Disorganized Feeding of these desperate Haitians is more humane while they wait for the roads to be cleared so necessary foodstuffs and medicines can be driven to them.

SOLUTIONS:

 

• Drop from many helicopters biscuits wrapped in plastic, juice drinks in boxes with attached straws, granola bars, wipe-its, tubes of tooth paste, etc. wrapped in giant sheets.  Release the sheets over open spaces where you see large numbers of Haitians.  Even if the men get to them first, the others will eventually get some.  The drops need to be consistently repeated while the Haitians wait for the grounds to be made travel-ready where the foodstuffs are being unloaded.

 

• Drop from divers helicopters hospital equipment, tents, blankets, and supplies in locations where there are existing triages and where others can be set up.  A hospital ship due to arrive in a week will increase the number of the suffering and dying.  Many cannot wait that long.  Military personnel can parachute down to provide assistance in maintaining orderliness while the nurses, doctors, and volunteers set up the triages and tend to the injured, etc.

 

Look at it as giant piñatas releasing much needed food and water to the Haitians much like God did with the Israelites in the wilderness.  They were hungry and cried for help, much like the Haitians are doing today.

God provided them manna to be eaten in the morning, which was bread that was “like coriander seed with a white color; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey” (Ex. 16:31 / Numbers 11:8-9).  Drop the Haitians thousands of biscuits or something to eat wrapped in plastic.

 

He also provided them with quail to be eaten at night. 

 

The Lord “rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.  Man did eat angels’ food; for He sent them meat to the full.  He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by His power he brought in the south wind.  He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea: and He let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their habitations.  So they did eat, and were well filled;” and they lived. (Psalms 78:24-29).

 

For just a few days, you can spray Port-au-Prince with needed items and foodstuffs much like crops are sprayed with pesticides. 

 

"And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp.  (Numbers 11: 31-32).  Some gathered some more and some less.  He that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack.”  (Exodus 16:17-18).  If some hoard, so what; they live.

 

The Israelites in the wilderness were hungry, thirsty, murmuring, and complaining much like the Haitians are doing today—and rightfully so.  Water was miraculously provided by God.  It is a miracle that food and water have already been provided to the Haitians.  This is due, in no small part, to the generous donations of millions of sympathizers around the world.  Now, the miracle is to deliver it to them.  

The Israelites needed provisions every day for 40 years until they were ready to eat a different food from the Promised Land where they were headed.  You won’t have to air-drop foodstuffs that long in Haiti.  Let this be the true bread from heaven dropped from helicopters, airplanes, and piñatas to feed the hungry and quench the thirst of the Haitians, beginning today.  God used the assistance of Moses and the Elders of Israel to accomplish this awesome task.  God has provided the Haitians with far more assistants.  They come from the Red Cross, the military, the United Nations, et al, and many more volunteers from around the globe.  They are just waiting to perform greater miracles than God did in the wilderness, and in a shorter period of time.

 

God was successful.  Let’s learn from the Best.  Through His example, we can perform a greater work on behalf of His hungry, dying people, the Haitians.

 

Disorganized Something is better than Organized Nothing.

Blueberry2 /

January 18, 2010
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I would like to take this opportunity to commend T-Mobile USA Inc. for extending a kind gesture to their customers by NOT charging for international calls being placed to Haiti. I am currently a customer with AT&T and I must say I am appalled and disappointed with my wireless carrier for not taking the same initiative as T-Mobile. BRAVO T-Mobile!!! I can assure you if AT&T doesn’t redeem them self by proffering support to their loyal customers, T-Mobile will have another customer at the end of my contract. 

 

"Wireless carriers, including AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint, said they were not charging regular text-messaging fees on top of the donations.

T-Mobile USA Inc., which is also waiving texting fees, said Thursday it is enabling international calls to Haiti free of charge through Jan. 31 and will retroactively credit accounts for such calls made since Tuesday. And T-Mobile users in Haiti will be able to make roaming calls on local networks Voila and Digicel thorough the end of the month, the company said."

 

January 18, 2010
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Dear Folks,

 

I just heard from a friend in Cap Haitien.. His regular Haitian cell phone is working there.  The airport is operational and small planes are coming in.  He said that the Chinese are airlifting patients from Port au Prince to the hospital in Milot, the town where the Citadel is located.

 

He says that prices have skyrocketed there and people can not afford food and other necessities.  I told him I would try to get a reporter there to cover the story.  Can you all find a reporter to get to OCap?

 

My friend s name is Lumarc Pierre and his phone number in Haiti is: 509-3633-7437.  This info really has to get to the world.  Thank you,

 

Patrick

 

 

January 18, 2010
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ok so their are other countries who are taking in initiative to take hatians away from haiti who are imjured and in need of help! countries like Israel,colombia, bolivia, too many to mention. What happen to USA?!? All they do is report? Why was other countries out there first to make action! Florida is the closest place to fly for hatians that are in need for surgery why aren't they doing it. All americans care for are themselves they are trying to rescue themselves..their are thousands of hatians who are probably still alive in the rubble that needs to be rescued. where are the american troops? all i see is troops from china and other countries. watching cnn now all day they are saying that they are trying to get aid, food and water over to haiti B.S. if other countries are their supplying why the hell america can't get there? again america only saying money..moeny..money..we all hope that his money will be distributed the right way. this is the time and opportunity where haiti really needs to rebuild themselves.

January 18, 2010
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fontamara29 needs help so far they are talking about p-a-p but what about the provences? fontamara needs security help,medical help and water....... my friend had wall colapse on her and everytime my uncle took her to p-a-p they sent her back so pls talk to the leaders and let them know that alot of ppl needs  help

January 18, 2010
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CNN is doing a grreat job covering Haiti. Please also ask tough questions to the Haiti Government. Where are they? Why doesn't our President go to Haiti? The US gave millions to the Government in Haiti for the last few years. Where has it gone?

We have an elephant in the room and both governments are afraid to talk.

January 18, 2010
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from Magaly Delva

From Petrouchka Moise: If anyone has contact on the ground in Haiti, my cousin Ginette is in the Banque National de Credit, and she is alive with others but they are trapped under the rubble. There are more than 10 people still alive... if you can pass this on, I would be so grateful.on Friday

January 18, 2010
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Magaly Delva

From Petrouchka Moise: If anyone has contact on the ground in Haiti, my cousin Ginette is in the Banque National de Credit, and she is alive with others but they are trapped under the rubble. There are more than 10 people still alive... if you can pass this on, I would be so grateful.on Friday

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January 18, 2010
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My son Ayman 8 years old boy was reading the news from CNN internet report and he ends up writing a poem to Mr. Jaques Bazin, it is his hero.!

 

Dear Mr. Jacques Bazin,

 

When I was reading the news about Haiti.

I read your story.

I was shocked.

Sad.

Happy.

Shocked because how strong you are!

How you can believe to help the others!

While you just been rescued from three days under the house!

Without food and water.

Sad for the kids

who were died.

The others who still been under the house.

Happy for all the survivors.

God bless you.

Ayman Qaddoura

 

 

January 19, 2010
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My prayers continue unceasingly for all the Haitian people......I pray that for every one of your loved ones lost, that God plants a rose in their place.  A rose begins with a bud representing the promises of new life.  The bloom radiates beauty in its most magnificent form and color while its fragrance fills the soul.  For every moment of pain, suffering, and despair, my prayer is that God paints a rainbow of roses in each of your futures in His promises of hope and love.  Away from the devastation and peering through the windows of news stations and heads of state, one sees that so many people from around the world are sharing love, hope, faith, and charity for the Haitian people.  However, when the dust clears and the boulders are moved, I believe it will be the world that will be blessed by this journey of the Haitian people; demonstrating what real faith means, what it means to hope when there seems to be none, and to realize the truth of the biblical verse...."And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose."  May God bless the Haitian people in its restoration; may God bless our whole world in a new realization of Love, Faith, and God's Peace. 

 

I also think about the looters, taught to steal and to deal as they grew through life.  Wish they could be pulled aside in a compassion, given whatever they think they are lacking then recruit them to serve to the others in its stead.  I think that they would soon learn that is a greater gift to give than receive, not in a punishment but in a new heart and conviction.  People, underneath it all, are truly the same.  Some just fear more than others.  Love unconditionally as God has loved us.  

January 21, 2010
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I just think that countries that have Haitian who want to take their families from Haiti should be allowed to sponsor their families. If they are willing and able to take care of them without any burden on the goverment/country.  ex, individuals who live in America should be allow the oppoirtunity to sponsor family member if they want. 

January 28, 2010
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As a haitian i and many other knows that if the our donation money falls in the hands of haitian government. its lost cause. more than half of this money will end up in there pocket. that's a fact and we all know that

January 30, 2010
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Thank you Ireport for your help in trying to locate loved ones. Thanks for giving people a vehicle to express themselves. Keep up the good work. We're grateful.

February 6, 2010
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WHY DOESN'T THE USA GOV.T GROW SOME BALLS AND THREATEN THE HAITIAN GOVT. WITH PULLING OUT ALL AID UNLESS THE 10 SO CALLED KIDNAPPERS ARE FREED!WHAT A JOKE, THOSE KIDS WERE LEFT TO DIE IN THE STREET!

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