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Haiti earthquake - sympathy and condolences

by grimgraphix / January 14, 2010 2:29 AM PST

Best wishes to the people of Haiti.

I hope the damage ends up being less than what it appears to be right now... but if it is as bad as it appears, I hope that the world community can join together as it has during recent natural disasters in other parts of the world to give aid.

gg

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You can donate using your cell phone
by Josh K / January 14, 2010 2:46 AM PST

Text "Haiti" to 90999. Donations are for $10 to the Red Cross for Haiti relief and are charged to your cell phone account.

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Heard on the news there may already be Haiti relief scammers
by Steven Haninger / January 14, 2010 4:06 AM PST

out there and the kind hearted need to be watchful. Where do such creeps sleep at night?

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Horrible.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 14, 2010 4:48 AM PST

The country is the poorest in the west anyway and just cannot manage another catastrophe like this.

Mark

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There seems to be quite an outpouring of assistance and I
by Ziks511 / January 15, 2010 7:35 AM PST

think that this time things may get done properly.

They need earthquake proof hospitals, administrative centres, and offices for NGO's. They need a decent road system, and safe water. They need plans for a cheap earthquake proof single family dwelling, which should be within the reach of the world wide architectural community to design. They also need an alternative to de-forestation in order to cook. It should be achievable, assuming you can keep the crooks out of the mix.

Rob

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