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by Barb
Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Real Cinema
Replies: 0
Views: 1613

Real Cinema

Ban and Clinton throw spotlight on Haiti By Laura Trevelyan BBC News, Port-au-Prince http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7934136.stm UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and former US President Bill Clinton are making a whirlwind visit to Haiti to convince the world to help this hurricane-ravaged, polit...
by Barb
Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Giving Birth in Haiti
Replies: 0
Views: 1608

Giving Birth in Haiti

Giving birth is fraught with danger in Haiti 670 women die out of 100,000 live births due to lack of health care http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29706995/ updated 1:33 p.m. MT, Sun., March. 15, 2009 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The pain was different from before — deeper, sharper. Everyone else was sleeping ...
by Barb
Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Hello? Hello?
Replies: 3
Views: 1975

Hello? Hello?

Apparently once again Haiti has disappeared into the Bermuda Triangle. It seems there is no news from Haiti on any of the news channels I pursue. AND all of the regular contributors are off on a cruise somewhere. Is there something going on I don't know about? It sure seems empty around here these d...
by Barb
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Swiss to return six million dollars to Haiti
Replies: 1
Views: 1454

Swiss to return six million dollars to Haiti

Swiss to Redirect $6M From Haiti's Former Dictator By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: February 12, 2009 BERN, Switzerland (AP) -- The Swiss government is ready to release 7 million Swiss francs ($6 million) seized from bank accounts linked to Haiti's former dictator Jean-Claude ''Baby Doc'' Duvalier...
by Barb
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Gaddafi: US of Africa should include Caribbean Islands
Replies: 1
Views: 1711

Gaddafi: US of Africa should include Caribbean Islands

Gaddafi wants Caribbean in Africa Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has said he would like a United States of Africa to include "Caribbean islands with African populations". Col Gaddafi, speaking in Tripoli as the African Union's (AU) new chairman, said this could include Haiti, Jamaica and the Domi...
by Barb
Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Michael Steele
Replies: 2
Views: 1859

Michael Steele

New G.O.P. Chairman Defends Payment to Sister By ERIC LIPTON Published: February 7, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/08/us/politics/08steele.html?_r=1&hp WASHINGTON — Michael Steele, who was recently elected chairman of the Republican National Committee, paid a Maryland company run by his sister ...
by Barb
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Republicans pick Steele on 6th round
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

I picked the Fox News version of this story because it had the least obvious Schadenfreude to its coverage.
by Barb
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Republicans pick Steele on 6th round
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

Republicans pick Steele on 6th round

Republicans Pick Steele as Next Party Chairman Michael Steele, the former Maryland lieutenant governor, wins the chairmanship after six rounds of voting in which five candidates were competing. Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele holds a gavel after winning election to head the Republican Nation...
by Barb
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Obama Retakes Oath of Office Wednesday Night just to be sure
Replies: 4
Views: 2351

Obama Retakes Oath of Office Wednesday Night just to be sure

Obama retakes oath of office after flub President stumbled after Chief Justice John Roberts blundered WASHINGTON - After the flub heard around the world, President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office. Again. Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the oath to Obama on Wednesday night at the White...
by Barb
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Anybody noticed there was an inauguration today?
Replies: 5
Views: 3533

Anybody noticed there was an inauguration today?

I'm looking over the posts on Windows on Haiti today to see reactions to Barak Obama's Inauguration. Much to my surprise there is nothing, nada, no mention of the event. Has the market already discounted it and we have moved on to other things? I was very moved. I thought his speech was wonderful. M...
by Barb
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:51 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Israeli Prime Minister repeatedly embarrasses Bush & Condi
Replies: 5
Views: 2770

I compare this to the shoe lobbing incident. This one seems a lot more disrespectful.
by Barb
Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: About Music
Topic: A survey of musical tastes...
Replies: 7
Views: 3908

Alas! My sound card died some months ago. I am putting a child through college and a lot of stuff is on deferred maintainance.
by Barb
Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: CHEAP GRACE
Replies: 2
Views: 1884

You want absurdity? This was posted in our "sound off" day before yesterday. Sound Off is a column in our local newspaper where people can submit posts and a rousing debate usually follows. Bush is no Republican. He is a Democrat. Look at his record and you will find that 80 percent of the time he r...
by Barb
Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Children Dying in Haiti, Victims of Food Crisis
Replies: 3
Views: 1983

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28243156/ Emaciated girl helped by Haiti food aid Photo of 4-year-old Venecia drew worldwide attention to hunger crisis It was late afternoon and the young mother was hiding in the kitchen of her banana-thatch shack, updated 6:27 p.m. MT, Mon., Dec. 15, 2008 lighting a co...
by Barb
Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Children Dying in Haiti, Victims of Food Crisis
Replies: 3
Views: 1983

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2008/11/2008112719919437560.html UN aid pledges set to be broken? By Sasja Bokkerink, Oxfam International The UN conference on Financing for Development takes place this weekend in Doha against the backdrop of a devastating global financial crisis. It com...
by Barb
Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Children Dying in Haiti, Victims of Food Crisis
Replies: 3
Views: 1983

Yeah, I don't know either. I was food shopping yesterday here in New Mexico and WalMart was selling asparagus from Peru for 99 cents a pound. Lovely for us but on a global scale, one shutters to think how it was achieved. I've assembled a collection of quotes below: "I'm so tired of hearing from and...
by Barb
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Death of Obama's grandmother
Replies: 1
Views: 1750

My heart goes out to him. He must be just exhausted.
by Barb
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Death of Obama's grandmother
Replies: 1
Views: 1750

Death of Obama's grandmother

Senator Barack Obama and his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, released the following statement on the death of their grandmother, Madelyn Dunham: It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer. She was the cornerstone of our fam...
by Barb
Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Haiti supplies guns to Jamaica
Replies: 2
Views: 1780

So who is supplying the guns?

Does Haiti manufacture its own guns or are they being imported to Haiti?

And where are they coming from?
by Barb
Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Haiti supplies guns to Jamaica
Replies: 2
Views: 1780

Haiti supplies guns to Jamaica

Haiti and Jamaica's deadly trade By Nick Davis BBC News, Kingston It is a simple kind of trade but one that is increasingly concerning police in the Caribbean: guns for drugs. Weapons from Haiti are being exchanged for marijuana, or ganja as it is known locally, from Jamaica. In fact, Haiti is now s...
by Barb
Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: A viewpoint on helping Haiti
Replies: 2
Views: 1701

When I see the Bush Administration's call for a world summit on the economic crisis, I wonder just what kinds of solutions that administration has to offer anyone and how such a call will be received. Haiti and news of Haiti seems to have dropped off the radar again, but it seems to me that the econ...
by Barb
Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: A viewpoint on helping Haiti
Replies: 2
Views: 1701

A viewpoint on helping Haiti

Viewpoint: How to help Haiti The two hurricanes and two tropical storms that hit Haiti within the space of a month left several hundred people dead and hundreds of thousands homeless, and damaged the already fragile economy. Sarah Wilson of the Christian Aid development organisation has been in Hait...
by Barb
Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: If I can believe my ears...
Replies: 5
Views: 2625

Where I teach, there are a lot of McCain supporters on the staff. There's a lot of discussion at lunch time about politics and the McCarthyism swirling about Obama is pretty impervious to factual evidence. One of the running debates we have had is over the Obama as Muslim argument. I have been told ...
by Barb
Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Palin must be one of the most knowledgeable candidates ever
Replies: 8
Views: 3642

I would truly prefer to be represented by an adult in the White House. The executive branch has the most power and influence in foreign affairs and rather less impact on domestic affairs. The author, Terry Pratchett, of whom I am a fan, writes that a king need only look noble and be able to wave a s...
by Barb
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: And So It Starts...
Replies: 2
Views: 1796

And So It Starts...

http://chronicle.com/temp/email2.php?id=WMhdnBhsZdXphVbrSJTjCn3sgwwfbghp Bank Freeze Leaves Hundreds of Colleges Cut Off From Short-Term Funds By KELLY FIELD Bank Freeze Ties Up Funds for 900 Colleges Wachovia bank has frozen the accounts of hundreds of colleges that invest through Commonfund, leavi...
by Barb
Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Why we are in such a financial mess
Replies: 1
Views: 1555

Why we are in such a financial mess

Here is a quote from a New York Times article about the takeover of Washington Mutual. I am shocked by the salary for Mr Fishman, who has had the job for three weeks. Where does one apply for these jobs? I want one. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/26/business/26wamu.html?hp But the seizure and the de...
by Barb
Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: U.S. Agency sets up fund to create jobs in Haiti
Replies: 1
Views: 1572

U.S. Agency sets up fund to create jobs in Haiti

Anybody want to try to get involved in this? HAITI U.S. agency sets up fund to create jobs in Haiti BY JACQUELINE CHARLES JCHARLES@MIAMIHERALD.COM Haitian Americans who have long dreamed of creating jobs in Haiti, but lacked the capital, can now get a little help, courtesy of the U.S. government. He...
by Barb
Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Hurricanes and Haiti
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

Where I am seeing a difference, however, is in the double standard of expected relief services between the U.S. and Haiti. We were all a twitter about how awful it was that the Burmese government prevented aid organizations from reaching the victims of the typhoon this past summer. International out...
by Barb
Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: HT/RD issues
Topic: Bad Behavior
Replies: 15
Views: 4292

Why are you arguing about this now?

One million people left homeless...

Surely both sides of the border have other things to concern themselves with at the moment.

Acting like a thug has never struck me as being a unique characteristic of any particular nationality.
by Barb
Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Blog Report on Ike from Les Cayes
Replies: 0
Views: 1636

Blog Report on Ike from Les Cayes

This is from the blog from the orphanage in Les Cayes this morning. "The Minister of Education announced this morning that, due to the recent catastrophic hurricanes and prohibitively priced food and fuel, schools will not open as scheduled tomorrow. The new date is now October 6th. Hurricane Ike pa...
by Barb
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Requests for humanitarian assistance
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

One billion dollars for the rebuilding of Georgia...

Is there any response to this appeal?
by Barb
Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Huge flooding in Haiti
Replies: 6
Views: 2750

by Barb
Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: How the Republicans Win
Replies: 3
Views: 2146

Is there a link for this? I'd like to forward it.
by Barb
Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:57 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Civil Unrest near Les Cayes
Replies: 1
Views: 1564

Civil Unrest near Les Cayes

This showed up on my orphanage blog this morning. "The bridge leading out of town (to Castel-Pere) is blocked by burning tires and a large crowd; hundreds of people (some waving machetes) are gathered at all major crossroads and we can hear a loud rally of protesters in the distance. So far there's ...
by Barb
Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Distributing food in Haiti--a question
Replies: 27
Views: 8794

Correct me if I am wrong. Rene Preval was elected over the strenuous objections of the "big eaters" who pulled all sorts of creative ballot counting manouvers to try to derail the majority and in the end only admitted under pressure to a 51% majority for him. Preval was considered to be the next bes...
by Barb
Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Distributing food in Haiti--a question
Replies: 27
Views: 8794

Distributing food in Haiti--a question

I will post this, since it seems all is quiet on the Haiti board, and August is slow news month. I've been supporting an orphanage in Les Cayes for several years. It is run by a Catholic priest named Father Marc Boisvert who is a former US Navy chaplain. They bought land and have been raising money ...
by Barb
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Michèle Pierre-Louis devient Premier ministre
Replies: 3
Views: 1779

La fonction du gouvernement haitien est un mystère complet à moi.
by Barb
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Not all is perfect in Venezuela either
Replies: 7
Views: 3092

One of the things I particularly like about this board is the opportunity to see things from a variety of viewpoints. By reading and listening to another person's point of view, I learn to reexamine my own. This may sound sappy, but I truly believe that one grows only insofar as one learns that the ...
by Barb
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Not all is perfect in Venezuela either
Replies: 7
Views: 3092

Not all is perfect in Venezuela either

I post this in response to the claim that Venezuela is the shining light that points the way to the end of the kind of abuse against children described in Buying a Child in Ten Hours. By James Ingham BBC News, Caracas Amnesty International has urged Venezuela to do more to protect women from domesti...
by Barb
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Race-Baiting Former Senator Jesse Helms Has Died
Replies: 1
Views: 1774

http://www.cagle.com/news/JesseHelms08/1.asp Several of these appear on one page. The one I like is "Jesse Helms worst nightmare." There's one on the previous page with St Peter wearing an Obama teeshirt and saying "I can't wait to see Jesse's face." Maybe they lived so long in a vain hope they migh...
by Barb
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Buying a Child in Haiti
Replies: 16
Views: 4981

http://www.abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=5326508&page=1 Here's a six page text transcription with (as of the time I looked at it) 120 posted comments about the show. It gives a more complete picture of the entire broadcast. I guess I am angry because it is like an advertisement for pedophiles to...
by Barb
Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Buying a Child in Haiti
Replies: 16
Views: 4981

Buying a Child in Haiti

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=5330271 There was a video presentation on ABC this evening entitled "Buying a child in ten hours." It's all about Haiti... I found it graphic, exploitative and heart wrenching, especially the "fix" at the end where the mother under the encouragement of ABC ...
by Barb
Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Getting Nelson Mandela off the US terrorist list
Replies: 2
Views: 1905

From the BBC July 1, 2008 Mandela taken off US terror list US President George W Bush has signed a bill removing Nelson Mandela and South African leaders from the US terror watch list, officials say. Mr Mandela and ANC party members will now be able to visit the US without a waiver from the secretar...
by Barb
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Getting Nelson Mandela off the US terrorist list
Replies: 2
Views: 1905

Getting Nelson Mandela off the US terrorist list

This one is truly embarrassing.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25272057/

There is hope that the US can get Mandela off the terrorist list in time for his 90th birthday, but apparently it is bogged down in the red tape somewhere.
by Barb
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Charges Finally Dropped Against Fr. Gerard Jean-Juste
Replies: 1
Views: 1517

I am really glad to hear this. It is my hope that he will soon be allowed to also resume his duties as a Catholic priest.
by Barb
Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: What of Black despotism?
Replies: 3
Views: 1991

I think the answer is that it is human beings that are capable of great good and great evil. Maybe race is the wrong question here. I have often wished that we could take these loonies off somewhere to some nursing home and let them work out their paranoia and epic plans for vengeance and greed by f...
by Barb
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Should they pay while they starve?
Replies: 2
Views: 1493

Me too.
by Barb
Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: L'éléphant blanc
Replies: 5
Views: 1998

[quote]and some dark Hispanics who are ashamed to embrace their genetic heritage[/quote] Not a problem around here, at least in my classroom. My Mexican American students proudly and aggressively define themselves as Black to me if race comes up. I believe they are identifying themselves with Hip Ho...
by Barb
Mon May 26, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Haiti on the Death Plan
Replies: 1
Views: 1430

This is from the Pwoje Espwa website I follow. This was written and posted by the Catholic Priest who runs the orphanage and school. I include it because of the reference to the drug trade activity near Les Cayes. http://pwojeespwa.blogspot.com/2008/04/temporary-relief.html " MONDAY, APRIL 07, 2008 ...
by Barb
Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Obama denounces Rev. Wright
Replies: 32
Views: 13728

Obama denounces Rev. Wright

[quote]Obama strongly denounces former pastor WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama denounced his former pastor in his strongest language to date on Tuesday, saying he was outraged by Rev. Jeremiah Wright's assertions about the U.S. government and rac...