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posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 11:45 AM
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Haiti has been suffocated and stunted of any positive economic growth for many years thanks to Western Capitalist economic imperialism's stranglehold on countries and populations it deems inferior.

Because of this, a disaster such as an earthquake can not only rock the fragile foundation of this country for decades to come, but will shatter the foundation of hundreds or thousands of families forever.

This is a country whose people's every day lives consist of everything from being raped by UN peacekeepers to eating dirt to survive. Their every day lives are this way because of the men and women we choose to allow to lead our much more privileged countries. Should we really count on those same men and women to live up to their promises and deliver the aid that the people of Haiti need and deserve?

We should take an issue in to our own hands for once and make a difference. That is why I am asking you all to donate to the cause of delivering that aid to people whose already miserable lives have been made much worse as a result of this disaster.

Caritas Internationalis, American Red Cross, and British Red Cross are just a few of the nonprofit organizations accepting donations to aid in the efforts to provide search-and-rescue teams, medical care, food, clothing, and shelter to the people of Haiti.

Every little bit helps, so if you have a few extra Dollars or Euros, please spend it on something that matters.




posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 11:53 AM
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Great thread. Thank you OP.
Haiti is hell on earth. Never saw so much suffering and people that lost all hope. You can see it in the eyes of people, when they lost all hope. That was before the earthquake.
Please give some bucks to Haiti and thank the Gods your not living there.
Peace



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 12:54 PM
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You had me until you blamed it on western Capitalist. F>>> Haiti, How about that? If a group of people cannot stand on their own, or rise up on their own then there’s nothing we can do for them. Throwing money at the problem is not going to help. Yes we can send in Medical Supplies, food, water, and the Airborne troopers to help assist but what after that?

We will leave, will there government help, will they find a way to turn their Island into something useful like other Caribbean islands have?


Blaming everything on the western Capitalism is stupid, and when the west falls and capitalism is replaced by your beloved socialism do you think it will help next time Haiti’s Shanty cities fall after a 7.0 Earthquake.. No it won’t, I don’t see Venezuela or Cuba jumping to help them, aren’t those Socialist gems that you people hold so dear?


I am all for helping with the recovery, I have donated blood to be sent there and what little money I have to go, I scoured my home and sent extra blankets, clothing, and canned food stuffs for Haitian relief efforts… What have you done?



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 12:59 PM
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I don't need the "it is all your fault" diatribe.

I have sent money. I urge all who can help to do so.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 01:05 PM
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May the good lord forgive you. And i dont believe for one minute you have helped Haiti or anyone in your whole life.

[edit on 13-1-2010 by dgtempe]



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 01:41 PM
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Originally posted by poedxsoldiervet
You had me until you blamed it on western Capitalist.


If you had any sense of history you would know why I blamed it on Western Capitalism. But I don't care to get into an economic discussion with you.


Originally posted by poedxsoldiervet
Blaming everything on the western Capitalism is stupid, and when the west falls and capitalism is replaced by your beloved socialism


There's a difference between Socialism and Communism, and a difference between Communism and Anarchist Communism. The fact that you bunch them all together shows how little you know about any of them. But again, I don't care to get into an economic discussion with you.


Originally posted by poedxsoldiervet
I don’t see Venezuela or Cuba jumping to help them, aren’t those Socialist gems that you people hold so dear?


I don't know where you're looking, but Venezuela has sent 50 representatives to deliver food and aid. And just for your information, I don't support Venezuela nor Cuba. Look up what "anarchy" means.


Originally posted by poedxsoldiervet
What have you done?


I donated $20 to the American Red Cross. The reason I didn't put it in the original post was because I didn't feel the need to flaunt it. But since you asked, there it is.

Based on your attitude, I doubt you've done anything to help. So rather than being a troll, how about you just leave the thread and ignore those of us who can see past imaginary national borders and care about others?



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 03:12 PM
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This thread is about helping people, not about blaming this person or that person. Out of the three groups/websites mentioned in this thread which one is the "best" when it comes to properly managing funds/donations and insuring the people recieve it?



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 03:14 PM
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Stop pointing fingers. Just help them.

IS THAT SO DAMN HARD TO DO?

Get a grip.

[edit on 13-1-2010 by David9176]



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by David9176
Stop pointing fingers. Just help them.

IS THAT SO GOD DAMN HARD TO DO?

Get a grip.


Hey I'm trying to help. I can either donate cash, donate food, medical supplies, blankets, etc or I can do one part cash and one part tangibles. Just someone tell me which of the three posted is the best, or if I should go another route and I'm on it.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 03:30 PM
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S& F, thank you for posting OP. For those who are looking for up to date info, please check This Thread

We have been posting info all day, and we have some good resources for donating too! And thanks to EVERYONE who has shown any interest in what is happening.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 03:31 PM
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Tragedy and very sad.

If I had money to give, it would go to someone here at "home" who needs help.

Sorry, just the way I feel about it and I'm a big softy.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 03:31 PM
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Thanks for helping. Cash is what is needed most. Goods are expensive to ship, and they would be hard to get to the areas they are needed. But sending cash to the legitmate orgs already on scene would help most right now.


I do suggest for those who wish to donate goods- your local charities and shelters are always in need too!



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 03:54 PM
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OK, so I'll go with the Red Cross.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 05:58 PM
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donated to the red cross and feel good about it.

You don't have to give a lot...even a dollar helps.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 06:06 PM
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Originally posted by cjcord
I do suggest for those who wish to donate goods- your local charities and shelters are always in need too!


That is a good suggestion, because even taking food and clothing to a local branch of the Red Cross helps the people in Haiti. Even though the food and clothing you donated may not go directly to Haiti, it will create a stockpile of food and clothing which can be pulled from to be sent to Haiti. That way, you're not only directly helping those in your area but you're also indirectly helping those in Haiti and other locations around the world.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 06:10 PM
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Originally posted by NovusOrdoMundi
Haiti has been suffocated and stunted of any positive economic growth for many years thanks to Western Capitalist economic imperialism's stranglehold on countries and populations it deems inferior.


Do your research and you`ll find that without the Philantropy of Capitalists there would be no more country Haiti not to mention medical supplies, infrastructure or Buildings for that matter.

Using this tragic situation to vilify hard-working Americans who have been pumping support into Haitai since decades is a low blow.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 06:13 PM
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Here are links that everyone can go to to find their local Red Cross in the United States and United Kingdom:

American Red Cross
British Red Cross

Just enter your zip code or postcode.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 06:21 PM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating
Do your research and you`ll find that without the Philantropy of Capitalists there would be no more country Haiti not to mention medical supplies, infrastructure or Buildings for that matter.


So they should be grateful to be eating dirt because without capitalism they wouldn't exist?

What ever lie makes you feel better about yourself, more power to you, I suppose.


Originally posted by Skyfloating
Using this tragic situation to vilify hard-working Americans who have been pumping support into Haitai since decades is a low blow.


First of all, I didn't say a thing about hard-working Americans. I said "Western". "Western" does not mean "American". Second of all, I am talking about the capitalists at the top who have caused the degradation of Haiti.

I wasn't using this tragedy to vilify anyone. I was merely providing a background of how much Haiti has struggled to generate some level of support for donations. But as typical of Western culture, fat and happy people sitting at their computers in their homes can't see past minor differences such as nationality enough to accept the ugly facts of what their corporate masters have done to others and care for a change.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 06:32 PM
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Here is another donation website: www.yele.org...

100% of the funds raised go to the relief effort.

WARNING: READ POST BELOW! Please be cautious when deciding to donate through the websites of smaller charities such as this. If you are suspicious but want to donate, it is much safer to just donate to the Red Cross.

[edit on 1/13/10 by NovusOrdoMundi]



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 06:35 PM
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Helping Haiti? Beware of Scammers
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January 13, 2010 12:09 PM
Dan Lehr
Many people are opening their hearts & pocketbooks to help the victims of the Haitian earthquake.

But if you're not careful, you could be the victim of a scammer out for your money.

From an e-mail sent to us by the Better Business Bureau:

January 13, 2009 – Arlington, VA – As immediate relief needs are assessed in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12th, many Americans are looking for ways to help by donating to a charity. The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance warns that—as occurred following the tsunami in 2004 and Katrina in 2005—fraudulent charities will likely emerge to try and scam donations from well-meaning Americans.

“Whenever there is a major natural disaster, be it home or abroad, there are two things you can count on. The first is the generosity of Americans to donate time and money to help victims, and the second is the appearance of poorly run and in some cases fraudulent charities,” said Art Taylor, President and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. “Not only do Americans need to be concerned about avoiding fraud, they also need to make sure their money goes to competent relief organizations that are equipped and experienced to handle the unique challenges of providing assistance.”

BBB Wise Giving Alliance offers the following six tips to help Americans decide where to direct donations:

Rely on expert opinion when it comes to evaluating a charity.

Be cautious when relying on third-party recommendations such as bloggers or other Web sites, as they might not have fully researched the listed relief organizations. The public can go to www.bbb.org/charity to research charities and relief organizations to verify that they are accredited by the BBB and meet the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Be wary of claims that 100 percent of donations will assist relief victims.

Be cautious when giving online.

Be cautious about online giving, especially in response to spam messages and emails that claim to link to a relief organization. In response to the tsunami disaster in 2004, there were concerns raised about many Web sites and new organizations that were created overnight allegedly to help victims.

Find out if the charity has an on-the-ground presence in the impacted areas.

Unless the charity already has staff in the effected areas, it may be difficult to get new aid workers to quickly provide assistance. See if the charity’s website clearly describes what they can do to address immediate needs.

Find out if the charity is providing direct aid or raising money for other groups.

Some charities may be raising money to pass along to relief organizations. If so, you may want to consider “avoiding the middleman” and giving directly to charities that have a presence in the region. Or, at a minimum, check out the ultimate recipients of these donations to ensure the organizations are equipped to effectively provide aid.

Gifts of clothing, food or other in-kind donations.

In-kind drives for food and clothing—while well intentioned— may not necessarily be the quickest way to help those in need - unless the organization has the staff and infrastructure to be able to properly distribute such aid. Ask the charity about their transportation and distribution plans. Be wary of those who are not experienced in disaster relief assistance.



[edit on 13-1-2010 by JBA2848]



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