Haiti? What’s That?

Oh, THAT Haiti…  Gosh since it’s not on the front page anymore it’s hard to remember that people there are still suffering the effects of the earthquake and the cholera epidemic which has now, in case you don’t know it, killed 2000 people.  And rising.

I guess the network news broadcasts don’t have time to cover such little stories when they have WikiLeaks and Afghanistan’s corruption and tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans (while we continue to live – as a nation – well beyond our means- thanks Congress and White House!  You guys are AWESOME!) and sharks off Egypt’s coast or dead Hollywood publicists to discuss endlessly.

Haitian officials say more than 2,000 people have died of cholera since late October.  According to the official count, more than 91,700 people have been sickened by the disease.

Oh well…  Haiti doesn’t really matter does it?  After all, it has no oil or natural resources for the United States to ‘pillage’ by means of our lovely corporations like Halliburton and Exxon/Mobil.

2 thoughts on “Haiti? What’s That?

  1. Eric Chamblee

    If something happens to the East side of the island I am shafted. The Dominican Republic makes some of my favorite cigars.
    If we were truly the raping/pillaging ogres you seem to think we would run the world as in the days of ROme.

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    1. Jim Post author

      we are trying our best. as far as i’m concerned we should
      1- develop energy sources domestically
      2- leave the mid east to solve its own problems or destroy itself
      3- use our troops for DEFENSE. which means bringing them all home to DEFEND the united states
      4- feed our own poor before we turn to the world’s poor (which we should certainly do, AFTER we feed our own poor)
      5- provide our own citizens with free universal cradle to grave health care (and it could be done if we stopped pouring our money down the international toilet)
      6- end foreign aid that has nothing to do with food, shelter, and clothing

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