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by Barb
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Laura Bush in Haiti
Replies: 1
Views: 1703

Laura Bush in Haiti

I'm amused by the timing on this one. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/14/world/americas/14haiti.html In Lagging Haiti, First Lady Finds Positive Signs By MARC LACEY Published: March 14, 2008 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Most Haitians are unemployed, but the first lady, Laura Bush, spoke to some of the for...
by Barb
Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Language Issues
Topic: Language Issues for our Readers
Replies: 13
Views: 4629

I think it is a necessary part of Windows on Haiti that it be at least trilingual. The only parts that are truly accessable to me are the English parts, although occasionally I will make use of an online translator to help me with the French. My husband, who reads French far better than I, mentioned...
by Barb
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Ann Pale Kreyol
Topic: On using Kreyòl in Windows on Haiti
Replies: 25
Views: 7613

I'm not sure I have any business joining in on this topic, but it hasn't stopped me before. I teach in a school where the students struggle with language identity. Although we are officially a bilingual state, the pressure is on the kids to learn English and exit Spanish instruction. The kids fight ...
by Barb
Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Food riots in Haiti turn deadly
Replies: 10
Views: 3756

This is in no way meant as any kind of solicitation, but is meant as an example of the difficulties people there face. I had posted earlier about Theo's Work and Pwoje Espwa, whose website I follow and to whom I contribute. It is an orphanage run by a Catholic priest in Les Cayes. We got an e mail t...
by Barb
Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Food riots in Haiti turn deadly
Replies: 10
Views: 3756

Food riots in Haiti turn deadly

http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/mpapps/pagetools/print/news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7331921.stm Food riots turn deadly in Haiti At least four people were killed and 20 wounded when demonstrations against rising food prices turned into riots in southern Haiti, officials say. Reports say scores of people we...
by Barb
Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Food rotting in Haitian Ports
Replies: 11
Views: 3610

Food rotting in Haitian Ports

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23507559/ As Haiti goes hungry, tons of food rot at ports Government effort to halt corruption creates bureaucratic barriers CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti - While millions of Haitians go hungry, containers full of food are stacking up in the nation's ports because of government red ...
by Barb
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Brazil uses Haiti as a lab for isolating its own slums
Replies: 2
Views: 1946

I found this to be a very thought provoking article.
by Barb
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Brazil uses Haiti as a lab for isolating its own slums
Replies: 2
Views: 1946

Brazil uses Haiti as a lab for isolating its own slums

The Militarization of the World's Urban Peripheries Raúl Zibechi Americas Program Center for International Policy February 17, 2008 http://www.worldpress.org/Americas/3071.cfm Urban peripheries in Third World countries have become war zones where states attempt to maintain order based on the establi...
by Barb
Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Oprah: "slavery" in Haiti and Ghana
Replies: 8
Views: 4712

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self centered men have torn down, other centered men can build up.” Martin Luther King ...
by Barb
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: About Music
Topic: Life and music are a 'Carnival' to Wyclef Jean
Replies: 3
Views: 2224

Steroids can make one a more competitive sport player, but I am not aware of any case in which it has been used to unfairly make one a better musician. Music, last time I checked, was still not a competitive sport.
So what's the steroids controversy?
by Barb
Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: About: the end of childhood
Replies: 4
Views: 2574

I heard an interesting theory on the dawn of human culture. It is at the point when it becomes possible for grandparents to be around for their grandchildren. As long as people are simply being born, reproducing themselves and dying, there is no opportunity for cultural memory. Once there is enough ...
by Barb
Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: About: the end of childhood
Replies: 4
Views: 2574

Anyone who has ever taught in a Middle School (grades 6-8) knows that despite any physical evidence to the contrary, those students are not by any stretch of the imagination adults.

So its gotta be something other than sexual maturity or God help us all!
by Barb
Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: 2007
Topic: Acquittal in Sears Tower bombing allegation
Replies: 1
Views: 1695

missing link

by Barb
Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: 2007
Topic: Acquittal in Sears Tower bombing allegation
Replies: 1
Views: 1695

Acquittal in Sears Tower bombing allegation

Sears Tower Bomb Plot Case Falls Apart By CURT ANDERSON, AP Posted: 2007-12-14 09:37:03 Filed Under: Crime News, Law News, Nation News MIAMI (Dec. 13) -- In a stinging defeat for the Bush administration, one of seven Miami men accused of plotting to join forces with al-Qaida to blow up Chicago's Sea...
by Barb
Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: About Music
Topic: Nice program on Haitian music on Afropop
Replies: 0
Views: 1785

Nice program on Haitian music on Afropop

Last night I was making one of those four hour late night drives in the dark to get home that one does in my state. I had one hour to go and was really fading at the wheel. I turned on the radio to NPR and there was a perfectly lovely program on the music of Haiti that lasted the hour I needed to ge...
by Barb
Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: African Heritage
Topic: Jena 6 Louisiana court case
Replies: 9
Views: 5159

FBI investigates anti-Jena 6 Web page Site purports to list addresses of teens accused of beating white student http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20928901/ NEW ORLEANS - The FBI is reviewing a white supremacist Web site that purports to list the addresses of five of the six black teenagers accused of beat...
by Barb
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: 2007
Topic: From the authors of the hit, "Katrina:" A new Green Card!
Replies: 0
Views: 1936

From the authors of the hit, "Katrina:" A new Green Card!

Lawmakers Blast Green Card Replacement WASHINGTON (AP) Lawmakers are criticizing Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff over a plan that would require some non-citizen workers to get new green cards. They say cardholders are not being given adequate notice or time to get the new documents, whi...
by Barb
Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: The Afrocentric Christian
Replies: 9
Views: 5803

Reality is often stranger than fiction

http://www.globalsouthanglican.org/index.php When I hear the phrase "Afrocentric Christian", what comes to mind is the rather fascinating schism that is in process in the Episcopal Church, where White American conservative priests and congregations are rushing to place themselves under the jurisdict...
by Barb
Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: African Heritage
Topic: Jena 6 Louisiana court case
Replies: 9
Views: 5159

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20793079/site/newsweek/page/0/ Things are looking up for six black teens charged with trying to kill a white classmate last year after a Louisiana court vacated the conviction of one of the men. But national civil-rights advocates say something remains very amiss in the s...
by Barb
Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: African Heritage
Topic: Jena 6 Louisiana court case
Replies: 9
Views: 5159

Jena 6 Louisiana court case

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20779755/ Court overturns conviction in Jena beating case Court rules teen should not have been tried as an adult http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20779755/ Court overturns conviction in Jena beating case Court rules teen should not have been tried as an adult JENA, La. - A st...
by Barb
Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Mosochwazi
Topic: A Haitian Tragedy: Brothers Yearn in Vain
Replies: 2
Views: 2892

I have been touched and disturbed by the death of her uncle since it occured. So many people suffer and die in such needless ways. It is somehow very sad that it takes a gifted writer to transform the story of such a death into something that we can perceive for the tragedy that it is. One of my stu...
by Barb
Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: HT/RD issues
Topic: LETTRE DE LA COMMUNAUTE HAITIENNE EN REPUBLIQUE DOMINICAINE
Replies: 1
Views: 1719

computer created translation into English

I ran this through Babblefish, which is a free machine translator website. Here is what I got. Its probably fractured French, but for those of us with limited language skills, its a lot better than nothing at all. "The organizations and people under signed, want to express you their energetic disapp...
by Barb
Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: 2007
Topic: Jean-Juste back in Haiti
Replies: 0
Views: 1752

Jean-Juste back in Haiti

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20070817-1715-haiti-priestreturns.htmlBy Stevenson Jacobs ASSOCIATED PRESS 5:15 p.m. August 17, 2007 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A prominent Roman Catholic priest who was released from prison to seek medical treatment in the United States returned to Haiti on Fri...
by Barb
Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: 2007
Topic: Ban Ki Moon's statement on Haiti
Replies: 2
Views: 2016

I posted the statement by Ban Ki Moon in hopes of getting some kind of a response, as it seemed pretty contradictory to other things I have seen posted on the Haiti board about the role of the UN peacekeepers in Haiti. My basic question about Hugo Chavez and Venezuela is how much of what is rumored ...
by Barb
Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: 2007
Topic: Ban Ki Moon's statement on Haiti
Replies: 2
Views: 2016

Ban Ki Moon's statement on Haiti

http://www.dailystaregypt.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=8715 THE SLUMS OF HAITI'S SUN CITY By Ban Ki-moon First Published: August 10, 2007 There may be worse slums in Haiti, but none so infamous for its violence and grinding poverty as Cité Soleil in the heart of the nation's capital, Port au Prince. D...
by Barb
Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: 2007
Topic: Illegal immigrants?
Replies: 1
Views: 2223

Bravo. Tax evasion, bringing home supplies from work for personal use, speed violations. Who is illegal? Back when we were so gleefully impeaching Clinton, I used to say that since lying is such a henious crime it is only a matter of time before every elected official who ever said an untruth will v...
by Barb
Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: 2007
Topic: Things are getting better, maybe.
Replies: 0
Views: 2055

Things are getting better, maybe.

http://www.miamiherald.com/582/story/163182.html HAITI Haiti trip gives altered image Officials from Miami-Dade County visited Haiti on a goodwill mission, finding both progress and challenges. By JACQUELINE CHARLES jcharles@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE -- Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-J...
by Barb
Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: 2007
Topic: The Good Lord protected me from Bush
Replies: 2
Views: 2482

So you don't think Castro was saying that tongue in cheek? That he's had a religious conversion???
by Barb
Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: African Heritage
Topic: A chilling story on this July 4, 2007
Replies: 1
Views: 2427

FOXNEWS.COM HOME > U.S. RACIALLY TINGED SCHOOL FIGHT STARTS TRIAL ON LESSER CHARGES http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,286824,00.html Tuesday, June 26, 2007 JENA, La. — Prosecutors reduced charges against a black high school student a day before he went on trial Tuesday in the beating of a white st...
by Barb
Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: 2007
Topic: Bush commutes Libby prison sentence
Replies: 7
Views: 4504

I checked out the webpage. It appears quite innocent on the face of it, but, gee, I wish I trusted those people a little more...

Maybe it is something in the water there?
by Barb
Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: 2007
Topic: Why the poorest countries are failing
Replies: 1
Views: 2046

Why the poorest countries are failing

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/01/books/review/Ferguson-t.html?ex=1183953600&en=fefb1ea5515ffe02&ei=5078&partner=AOL1 By NIALL FERGUSON Published: July 1, 2007 THE BOTTOM BILLION Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It. By Paul Collier. 205 pp. Oxford University Press. $2...
by Barb
Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: 2007
Topic: Pwoje Espwa in Les Cayes
Replies: 2
Views: 2513

I'm going to take issue with the fictional relationship charge. Wealthy people in the United States need all the education and help they can get to be able to glimpse through the fog of self gratification to grasp that there are real human beings just like them on the other side of that wall of priv...
by Barb
Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: 2007
Topic: Pwoje Espwa in Les Cayes
Replies: 2
Views: 2513

Pwoje Espwa in Les Cayes

A very long time ago, I did one of those “help support a child in a foreign country with your monthly donations” things. I went through the Pearl Buck Foundation because at that time there were quite a number of illegitimate births being caused by American soldiers on R and R leave in the countries ...
by Barb
Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: African Heritage
Topic: Why slavery era enchains us still
Replies: 1
Views: 2492

I visited friends on Long Island and met a man from Ghana who is spending six months on sabbatical with my friends. I could not help but notice the rather prominant long vertical scars that covered his face. I asked my hosts if they knew what had caused the scars on this fine, witty, wonderful man's...
by Barb
Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: 2007
Topic: Putin attacks 'very dangerous' US
Replies: 3
Views: 3122

I thought peace was preferable to war. I thought that was obvious to everyone. What happened? Did our education system fail or what?
by Barb
Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: 2007
Topic: Here we go again from the BBC
Replies: 1
Views: 2075

Here we go again from the BBC

February 9, 2007 UN troops flood into Haiti slum UN peacekeepers have been in Haiti since 2004 Hundreds of United Nations troops have moved into Haiti's largest slum, sparking a major gun battle with suspected gang members. Up to 700 UN peacekeepers entered Cite Soleil, a coastal area of the capital...
by Barb
Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: The Arts
Topic: Paintings from the North of Haiti
Replies: 1
Views: 3885

The new link worked fine. I am always astonished by the variety and beauty of these paintings.
by Barb
Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Le Pape Benoît XVI juge intolérables la violence et la misère en Haïti
Replies: 6
Views: 4772

Thank you. I realized after I posted that I had clicked on the wrong French article, but did not know how to undo what I had done.
by Barb
Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: 2007
Topic: Haiti's Predatory Republic
Replies: 4
Views: 3427

Thank you for your kind, gracious, and encouraging words. I am interested in the topic, I do read the boards and follow the discussions, so I expect I will stay. I've been thinking a lot about a remark that Jafrikayiti posted in response to one of my posts. He said "beware of pimps posing as Santa C...
by Barb
Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: 2007
Topic: Haiti's Predatory Republic
Replies: 4
Views: 3427

Haiti's Predatory Republic

I would like to let this discussion know that I am changing my screen name from the one that I used in Ann Pale I, which was Apharion, to my real first name, which is Barb. There were no sinister motives in my previous choice of a screen name, just a life long caution about leaving a paper trail. My...