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Thread: Rebuliding Haiti

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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    Good idea. America could be like the Worlds Pawn shop. --You want money, put your Country up as collateral, till you pay us back with interest.---I like it.
    This is insane.
    Haiti has nothing.
    At least Japan has the quality of people and Saudi-Arabia has the oil, what does Haiti have ??

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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    Good idea. America could be like the Worlds Pawn shop. --You want money, put your Country up as collateral, till you pay us back with interest.---I like it.
    It is not worth the investment, in fact it can do nothing but lose.....

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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    This is insane.
    Haiti has nothing.
    At least Japan has the quality of people and Saudi-Arabia has the oil, what does Haiti have ??
    It has potential.
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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    It has potential.
    If we could get rid of the natives, I would agree.....

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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    If we could get rid of the natives, I would agree.....
    Make a nice vacation home right there--Annex Haiti.
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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    #1 should be South Korea.
    That can be #2.
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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    This is insane.
    Haiti has nothing.
    At least Japan has the quality of people and Saudi-Arabia has the oil, what does Haiti have ??
    Cool, as I have been told, "If you have nothin, you have nothin to loose"---we should just move on.
    "Don't be particular bout nothin, but the company you keep"

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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    The rebuilding efforts of Haiti will be massive and will take "years".


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    Yes we could, but can we really? Let's play this out. We're in a deep recession. Our government has now been spending money faster than ever and has committed 4 Trillion dollars in various forms in the past year. The US is still in two active Middle East occupations. We're printing money without much backing and we're in hock to China up to our ears and it's getting worse not better.

    While International attention to Haiti right now is key and the devesationin Haiti is only now starting to be realized, how can the United States in our current economic condition pledge money we do not have to rebuild? We're not going to rebuild their dirt floor hovels with rusted tin roofs either. Not only that, an entire infrastructure of business has to be rebuilt; telecommunications, networks, roads, electricity, water systems, I mean the whole thing has to be done from the ground up.

    My view here is we American's can't afford it, and while we'd like to just run up our debt to rebuild Haiti over the next 4-5 years and pledge hundreds of millions of dollars maybe billions of dollars (these people have to eat, have clean water, get medical care, get an education while the rebuilding is going on), I think it should be up to the American people, directly, to pledge money for Haiti. Not the government putting our country in deeper debt, but individuals who have the means to help can. How? One way is the IRS tax forms we get each and every year, a direct withdraw of money from an account of any amount of dollars can be submitted. That money goes directly to a management fund which spends the money for Haiti. Those who do not have the means or wish not to or already have donated, can opt out. Our government shouldn't spend the money, but we the people should if we can. And those American people will need to pledge often and for years to come.
    do you seriously think america is there to "rebuild" haiti. they are there to build a military presence to project u.s. "business interests".

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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Add to that list pretty much every country in Central America and Africa.
    There is one nation in Central America with above average prosperity - El Salvador, I think..
    Why is this?
    Haiti has been a problem child for years..
    Its really an Africian "nation" and is on their level of developement.
    So, yes, deficiet or not ,we should help.
    We are humans, right?
    But this help has to be very well thought out.
    And this is very difficult.
    Haiti must help itself, easy to say.
    But how to do this?
    We must has historians who know how man progressed.
    But does Haiti wish to "progress"?

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    Re: Rebuliding Haiti

    What if we didn't help Haiti? It would be hard to convince anybody that it had nothing to do with racism. It would be obvious.

    We don't need that reputation.

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