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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Sometimes your posts amaze me. Do you know what Haiti's only national resource is? Sugarcane, thats it. Please explain with the largest market "the US" set up to use high fructose corn syrup, what are the mostly poor people of Haiti to do? Sugar is not exactly a huge import anyplace.



    2004: Aristide is forced from office via a U.S.-assisted military coup. He is kidnapped, and flown out of Haiti aboard a U.S. military aircraft to South Africa. Boniface Alexandre is inaugurated as interim president.
    September: Hurricane Jeanne kills over 700.

    4 years later...

    2008: September Hurricane Hanna leaves more than 500 dead. (I am not even including the massive amount of damage done by each hurricane.)
    November: The Pétionville school collapse and the Grace Divine School collapse.

    Just 2 years later...

    2010: A major earthquake kills tens of thousands and causes massive damage to buildings and infrastructure in Port-au-Prince.


    I am sorry man but a little history goes a long way.
    Maybe the thing we are getting the most of from an "occupation" would be experience and further min/maxing our people control apparatus.
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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Well, why is it "set up" to use corn syrup? Because of sugar price supports. That means sugar commands a higher price, which should be good for sugar producers.
    You have got to be kidding? It is set up that way to support American farming corporations. We are the only civilized country that forces it's use. Producing sugar costs less than using corn syrup.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Maybe the thing we are getting the most of from an "occupation" would be experience and further min/maxing our people control apparatus.
    It's not an "occupation" but who knows?
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    If they can grow sugar cane, why can't they make rum?......
    I can't imagine why the U.S. bothers at all in Haitian affairs, there is nothing to be gained, that's for sure.....
    Outside of disaster (humanitarian aid) I agree. The US needs to mind it's own business.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's insinuated right here.
    Did you read my post? I said it infers and says nothing concrete. If I accused you of something I wouldn't say "This isn't about a murder, it is about providing help to the victim" when talking to you. Why? Because I would not be saying much in regards to whether you committed the murder now would I? Please learn to read articles properly.
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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Did you read my post? I said it suggests and says nothing concrete. If I accused you of something I wouldn't say "This isn't about a murder, it is about providing help to the victim" when talking to you. Why? Because I would not be saying much in regards to whether you committed the murder now would I? Please learn to read articles properly.
    Yeah, I read it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Did you people read the same article I did? Because at no point does he say that the U.S. is trying to occupy the country. The article seems to be quite misleading and suggests a lot but doesn't have anything concrete.
    You said that the article is misleading, which it isn't.
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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yeah, I read it.

    You said that the article is misleading, which it isn't.
    It very much is. Show where he accuses the U.S. of trying to occupy a country. Here is the definition of accusing :

    accuse - definition of accuse by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    ac·cuse (-kyz)
    v. ac·cused, ac·cus·ing, ac·cus·es
    v.tr.
    1. To charge with a shortcoming or error.
    2. To charge formally with a wrongdoing.
    Where in that quote is he talking about the U.S.? No. The article is in fact misleading.
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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It very much is. Show where he accuses the U.S. of trying to occupy a country. Here is the definition of accusing :

    accuse - definition of accuse by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.



    Where in that quote is he talking about the U.S.? No. The article is in fact misleading.
    I already did. You're welcome.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Simple: Cut a deal with Cuba to start drilling the North Cuba Basin. Locate a refinery in Haiti. In addition, there are oil reserves in Haiti. We could encourage American companies to perform e&p operations in Haiti, thereby creating a larger job market in the country. Instead of Nike, or Matel relocating to China, the government could encourage them to relocate to Haiti.
    And have a another slave republic? And making deals with Cuba? I am certain Cuba would love giving up it's oil to Haiti for the US to use.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Sometimes, it amazes me how some folks can't think outside the box.
    Outside the box my ass. This is the same kind of mentality that got them into this kind of a mess in the first place.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I know we can only protect the country from mother nature. There aren't any natural events happening in Haiti that don't occur in the US. At least Haiti doesn't have massive tornado clusters, at least I don't think they do, anyway.
    Hurricanes have hundreds of small destructive tornado's inside of them. So yea they do.

    They do not have the economic base or population to deal with this like the US. To even make such a comparison is just naive.

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    As far as the geo-political crap goes, that's just more reason to colonize the place.
    Same old slave mentality.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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