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DMelges
01-13-2010, 03:38 PM
Well by now most of you have heard about the massive 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti yesterday. Until now there have been a dozen aftershocks. It is feared that half a million are dead. Many more missing...

Hope none of you had relatives in that area :(

Edit: Here (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/earthquake_in_haiti.html) are some images from yesterday and today. Warning, they are graphic images. Don't click on the link if you don't like this stuff.

Man, if I were rich I would send some money to those poor people. Really makes me sad.

Tijs
01-13-2010, 04:00 PM
Half a million dead?! Last I heard it was 2000!

Tijs
01-13-2010, 04:05 PM
Actually, wasn't Oxy in the Dominican Republic a few days ago? Not sure if anything happened there but still.

PedroACastro
01-13-2010, 04:18 PM
i don't think it was half a million dead. maybe at most it was the number of injured people. i think in the news here it said it was like a hundred thousand or something around that number

Lizardus
01-13-2010, 04:46 PM
Actually, wasn't Oxy in the Dominican Republic a few days ago? Not sure if anything happened there but still.

Barely felt it, except in the areas closer to the border.

KHWHD
01-13-2010, 04:59 PM
CNN is saying it's 100,000.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/13/haiti.earthquake/index.html

DMelges
01-13-2010, 06:20 PM
"Youri Latortue told The Associated Press that 500,000 could be dead, but conceded that nobody really knows.

" "Let's say that it's too early to give a number," Preval said."

Latest news (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/cb_haiti_earthquake)

Little_Miss_1565
01-13-2010, 07:10 PM
Barring a massive catastrophe, estimates are that 155K people die each day worldwide. How's that to put the death toll in Haiti in perspective.

DMelges
01-13-2010, 07:13 PM
Barring a massive catastrophe, estimates are that 155K people die each day worldwide. How's that to put the death toll in Haiti in perspective.

Yeah, it's horrible. I'm watching AC on CNN right now with alot of footage from the aftermath, with aftershocks still being felt as they are there. Many children stuck under tons concrete, broken legs and ribs not being treated because a broken bone in comparison to other injuries they have to deal with are on a relatively low scale. Bodies stacked on the street.... horrible.

Paint_It_Black
01-13-2010, 10:50 PM
Man, if I were rich I would send some money to those poor people. Really makes me sad.

This is terrible, of course, but why do so many people seem to ignore the suffering that goes on every single day and only focus on big events like this? If you are inclined towards charity there were an abundance of worthwhile causes before this. I'm not picking on you or anything, I just don't like the way so many people don't seem to spare a thought for all the suffering that happens every day until something like this happens.


Barring a massive catastrophe, estimates are that 155K people die each day worldwide. How's that to put the death toll in Haiti in perspective.

Are you saying that makes this disaster more significant in terms of death toll or less significant? Because I could see how that statistic could be used to argue it either way and I'm curious which way you were going with it.

DMelges
01-14-2010, 12:07 AM
This is terrible, of course, but why do so many people seem to ignore the suffering that goes on every single day and only focus on big events like this? If you are inclined towards charity there were an abundance of worthwhile causes before this. I'm not picking on you or anything, I just don't like the way so many people don't seem to spare a thought for all the suffering that happens every day until something like this happens.

I totally agree with you. People should definetly help out more, and not only in these situations. I just said so in this case because there problem right now is finding food and water. Alot of people in Haiti will die of thirst now that every business is or abandoned or destroyed. Not to mention that if it starts raining, the dead bodies stacked in the streets will contaminate the water and makes matters even worse. Also, it will take years to fix the damages. What they really need is money.

And if I were rich, I would definetly help in anyway I can. Maybe we should use all the 'extra' money we have on Lottos and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, lol.

Paint_It_Black
01-14-2010, 12:16 AM
What they really need is money.

Where would they spend it?

Sounds like they just need one hell of a clean-up crew and supplies right now. Money will be useful for rebuilding but they won't be at that point for a while yet.

Smash punker
01-14-2010, 01:47 AM
I saw it yesterday, when I had my beer in a pub. It was on Tv n I felt so sad for those.....Apocalypse!!!!

DMelges
01-14-2010, 02:48 AM
Sounds like they just need one hell of a clean-up crew and supplies right now. Money will be useful for rebuilding but they won't be at that point for a while yet.

Exactly. They need to clean up and they need supplies. And if you haven't noticed, their government is pratically non-existent. They don't have any police or paramedics at all in sight. So at this point they're really depending on international help, both for helping save lives and for food and water.

Paint_It_Black
01-14-2010, 02:56 AM
Ah, so you probably meant that organizations such as the Red Cross need money in order to keep helping, and not the actual Haitian people as I originally thought you meant.

By the way, you really don't need to be rich to help. I plan on donating $5 or so to one of the relief organizations. Imagine if everyone did that.

IamSam
01-14-2010, 11:12 AM
This is totally Obama's and the Haitians' fault. If Obama wasn't a socialist and the Haitians weren't devil deal makers then God wouldn't have had to release his divine wrath upon them.

DMelges
01-14-2010, 11:13 AM
By the way, you really don't need to be rich to help. I plan on donating $5 or so to one of the relief organizations. Imagine if everyone did that.

Yeah, I'm going to send something in aswell. But what I meant was that if I were rich I would start some kind of program or community to help out.

So what are the latest news on this anyway?

chicapowerpunk
01-14-2010, 04:50 PM
Man, if I were rich I would send some money to those poor people. Really makes me sad.

Truly,but you should be give something of food,this is easy!!!!!:)

dexter12296566
01-14-2010, 04:59 PM
Because of what's going on there, a friend and i are starting a school penny war for donations to the Haitian community!

chicapowerpunk
01-14-2010, 05:00 PM
Mexico City went through something similar in 1985, on September 19:(:(

AllIn All It's Not So Bad
01-14-2010, 05:02 PM
well 2010 didn't start off so well for these people

IamSam
01-14-2010, 05:04 PM
http://anonymouslefty.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/captain-obvious.jpg

Rag Doll
01-14-2010, 05:27 PM
I didn't think he could get more douchetastic... (http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/285666)

IamSam
01-14-2010, 05:34 PM
Sometimes it is a shame that certain people don't die. Let's be completely honest on that...

Llamas
01-14-2010, 05:51 PM
First off, from the Department of State Website: To help with relief efforts in Haiti, text "HAITI" to "90999" and $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross, charged to your cell phone bill. Or visit Red Cross and Mercy Corps to contribute.

Easiest way to donate, at least if you live in the US (don't know how it works in other countries).

Anyway.


This is terrible, of course, but why do so many people seem to ignore the suffering that goes on every single day and only focus on big events like this? If you are inclined towards charity there were an abundance of worthwhile causes before this. I'm not picking on you or anything, I just don't like the way so many people don't seem to spare a thought for all the suffering that happens every day until something like this happens.
I disagree.

No, not really. I feel this way every time some major thing happens. I mean, I know why it happens - it's easy to forget about and ignore when it's not all over the news and media. It's just really unfortunate and sad.


Are you saying that makes this disaster more significant in terms of death toll or less significant? Because I could see how that statistic could be used to argue it either way and I'm curious which way you were going with it.
I had exactly the same question/thoughts. I'm glad I wasn't alone :P


I didn't think he could get more douchetastic... (http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/285666)
wtf jesus christ. I hate that man.

"We've already donated to Haiti. It's called the U.S. income tax." !!!! What the hell is wrong with him...

Jebus
01-14-2010, 06:16 PM
Where would they spend it?

Sounds like they just need one hell of a clean-up crew and supplies right now. Money will be useful for rebuilding but they won't be at that point for a while yet.
I just read this article saying that money is better than supplies due to not being able to organize the packages in any discernible way and not being able to distribute them efficiently. The article sources experts, so I can't really argue with that.
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/haiti/100113/haiti-earthquake-aid

jacknife737
01-14-2010, 06:43 PM
This is totally Obama's and the Haitians' fault. If Obama wasn't a socialist and the Haitians weren't devil deal makers then God wouldn't have had to release his divine wrath upon them.

I watched Pat Robertson on tv say that the Haitians made a deal with the devil, and that's why the earthquake happened. I don't feel so bad about it now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5nraknWoes

ospringfan112113
01-14-2010, 07:01 PM
Actually, wasn't Oxy in the Dominican Republic a few days ago? Not sure if anything happened there but still.Nope, just Haiti, but The Dominican Republic, Jamacia, and Floridia have reported that they felt some of the shakes which I don't get.

randman21
01-14-2010, 07:09 PM
First off, from the Department of State Website: To help with relief efforts in Haiti, text "HAITI" to "90999" and $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross, charged to your cell phone bill. Or visit Red Cross and Mercy Corps to contribute.

Easiest way to donate, at least if you live in the US (don't know how it works in other countries).

That's awesome. I really want to donate something, but I want to put my credit card number out there as little as possible, and PayPal is too much of a process. I just happen to have about 40 extra bucks in my cell phone account (no idea how that happened), so I'm happy about this.


No, not really. I feel this way every time some major thing happens. I mean, I know why it happens - it's easy to forget about and ignore when it's not all over the news and media. It's just really unfortunate and sad.



I had exactly the same question/thoughts. I'm glad I wasn't alone :P
I'm thinking more significant. The thought of an entire planet worth of death happening in one small country in one day is pretty profound.

DMelges
01-14-2010, 07:54 PM
Because of what's going on there, a friend and i are starting a school penny war for donations to the Haitian community!

Penny war? I just imagined you getting a penny thrown in your face.

But if it's for donations to Haiti, that's great :)

dexter12296566
01-14-2010, 10:11 PM
Penny war? I just imagined you getting a penny thrown in your face.

But if it's for donations to Haiti, that's great :)

A penny war is a donation game. Each of the classrooms at my school are going to have a can. My class only puts pennies in our homeroom can and larger coins in other cans. The object of the game is to get the most pennies. When everything is done we add up the number of pennies and then the amount of the larger coins. We subtract the large coins from the sum of the pennies. Whatever class has the highest number of pennies after the subtraction wins. All of the money goes to [insert cause here] and we get to sabotage eachother!

BTW That rush limbaugh dude is a jerk!

Oxygene
01-15-2010, 12:44 AM
I left a week before the earthquake, but my gf's relatives left the night before...

The freaky fucking thing was I dreamt with an earthquake pretty much for the first time ever the night it hit.. I dreamt I was in the dominican republic (or probably there, seeing as it was a caribbean beach with palm trees and shit), and I was outside on the balcony of a big building (we had bungalo suites IRL) and the building started to move and lean to one side, I tried to go back in because I knew my gf was in there and as I tried I realized it was an earthquake, but the farme of the door to the balcony was skewed and I couldn't get in.. then I don't remember anything else...

You can imagine my surprise when after waking up and checking the news I saw that an earthquake hit the island I was on a week ago...

freaky freaky shit.. I don't usually have bad dreams, and I've never had an earthquake dream before. It's fucking scary actually.. :S

Paint_It_Black
01-15-2010, 12:49 AM
I just read this article saying that money is better than supplies due to not being able to organize the packages in any discernible way and not being able to distribute them efficiently. The article sources experts, so I can't really argue with that.
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/haiti/100113/haiti-earthquake-aid

Right, that makes absolute sense. I never meant to imply that individuals should just start mailing random shit to Haiti. Obviously the supplies need to come via a relief organization. And so in order to help we should give money to those organizations. When I originally said something against sending money it was because I thought the other guy was suggesting we send money directly to Haiti.

I'm having difficulty finding a way to donate. I have a pre-paid phone, so I don't think that's going to work. I don't have a credit card, and also just generally dislike that credit card companies are getting richer due to this tragedy. I have a paypal account but have not yet been able to find an organization I approve of that accepts paypal.

If anyone knows of a relief organization that accepts paypal please let me know. It should be one without a religious agenda, however. I will not support missionaries.

Llamas
01-15-2010, 03:26 AM
That's awesome. I really want to donate something, but I want to put my credit card number out there as little as possible, and PayPal is too much of a process. I just happen to have about 40 extra bucks in my cell phone account (no idea how that happened), so I'm happy about this.
Yeah, it's a really awesome idea. Simple, clear, and quick. And hooray for extra money in your account! :)


I left a week before the earthquake, but my gf's relatives left the night before...

The freaky fucking thing was I dreamt with an earthquake pretty much for the first time ever the night it hit.. I dreamt I was in the dominican republic (or probably there, seeing as it was a caribbean beach with palm trees and shit), and I was outside on the balcony of a big building (we had bungalo suites IRL) and the building started to move and lean to one side, I tried to go back in because I knew my gf was in there and as I tried I realized it was an earthquake, but the farme of the door to the balcony was skewed and I couldn't get in.. then I don't remember anything else...

You can imagine my surprise when after waking up and checking the news I saw that an earthquake hit the island I was on a week ago...

freaky freaky shit.. I don't usually have bad dreams, and I've never had an earthquake dream before. It's fucking scary actually.. :S

Shit, man. Prophetic dreams are freaky enough as it is... but a prophetic dream about a coming catastrophe? That's nuts. Glad that you and everyone you know got out before it happened.


I'm having difficulty finding a way to donate. I have a pre-paid phone, so I don't think that's going to work. I don't have a credit card, and also just generally dislike that credit card companies are getting richer due to this tragedy. I have a paypal account but have not yet been able to find an organization I approve of that accepts paypal.

If anyone knows of a relief organization that accepts paypal please let me know. It should be one without a religious agenda, however. I will not support missionaries.
It is really sad when companies use tragedies to make money... like, just plain dirty. The credit card and phone companies should exclude taxes and fees from these kinds of things. You should only be paying the exact money that you're donating in these kinds of situations.

Unfortunately can't help you with a paypal donation organization... I have a hard time with religious organizations using catastrophes as a reason to go spread their beliefs. It seriously bothers me, and I'd never donate to those causes, either.

Oxygene
01-15-2010, 03:35 AM
Shit, man. Prophetic dreams are freaky enough as it is... but a prophetic dream about a coming catastrophe? That's nuts. Glad that you and everyone you know got out before it happened.

Yeah, and add this to that.. look at the topic starter:
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7708/picture22jth.png

I don't think I've ever had a prophetic dream, and I may have dreamt it after it happened, I didn't wake up so I don't know the exact time, but either way it's really really freaky. I try not to think about it actually, because it's just fucking confusing...

Rooster
01-15-2010, 07:24 AM
What's up with these earthquakes? We just had one an hour ago, it was a weak one though (apparently it had a magnitude only about 3.7), and didn't last very long. Didn't even cause any damage. It was just loud and shaky, happens every once in a while here, we're used to it.

It wasn't really pleasant experience, knowing what happened in Haiti, but i'm not worried.

DMelges
01-15-2010, 10:25 AM
Yeah, and add this to that.. look at the topic starter:
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7708/picture22jth.png

I don't think I've ever had a prophetic dream, and I may have dreamt it after it happened, I didn't wake up so I don't know the exact time, but either way it's really really freaky. I try not to think about it actually, because it's just fucking confusing...


This really made me laugh :D

But Oxy, I know what you mean. I've had prophetic dreams before, and that's ironic because, my name is Daniel, and Daniel was a prophet, who became famous for interpreting dreams to determine how the world would end.

I've had dreams of girlfriend breakups, wich to my luck did occur the very next morning, and I've had dreams of conversations, wich I would have on the very next day. But never of a disaster or accident....

Freaky stuff for sure.

DMelges
01-16-2010, 11:36 AM
I think the Haiti people are going to be better off. Think about it.

They already were one of the poorest people in the world. And now they literally have less than nothing. Alot of people from around the world are contributing to help them. So my guess is that, with the aid of other governments, they will either rebuild Port-au-Prince, making it perhaps better than it was before, or Port-au-Prince will cease to exist, and the people from there will move to a different and better place.

Am I wrong here?

mynamewastaken
01-16-2010, 11:38 AM
I'm sick of this.
Honestly, I DONT GIVE A SHIT!

Little_Miss_1565
01-16-2010, 11:48 AM
I think the Haiti people are going to be better off. Think about it.

They already were one of the poorest people in the world. And now they literally have less than nothing. Alot of people from around the world are contributing to help them. So my guess is that, with the aid of other governments, they will either rebuild Port-au-Prince, making it perhaps better than it was before, or Port-au-Prince will cease to exist, and the people from there will move to a different and better place.

Am I wrong here?

Well, the 200,000 dead might disagree with you. But I hope that this opportunity to fix Haiti works. There's a long history of people taking advantage of others in Haiti since there is more than enough want and need to go around in the world as it is, let alone when most people have nothing.


I'm sick of this.
Honestly, I DONT GIVE A SHIT!

I'm so glad you decided to post this and tell us. Surely this will make us stop discussing one of the most discussed topics in the world right now.

DMelges
01-16-2010, 11:56 AM
Well, the 200,000 dead might disagree with you. But I hope that this opportunity to fix Haiti works. There's a long history of people taking advantage of others in Haiti since there is more than enough want and need to go around in the world as it is, let alone when most people have nothing.

Come on, you know I didn't mean it that way. It's a shame that so many people died, but this is an oportunity to rebuild a better society for them. :)

platinumpt
01-16-2010, 01:59 PM
Definitely a tragic event, aggravated by happening in one of the poorest countries in the world.

This reminds me (in a "shock" scale, so to speak) a bit of the events that occurred in South East Asia, Thailand, 6 years ago.

Jesus
01-16-2010, 02:20 PM
So my guess is that, with the aid of other governments, they will either rebuild Port-au-Prince, making it perhaps better than it was before, or Port-au-Prince will cease to exist, and the people from there will move to a different and better place.

Am I wrong here?

Probably because in this universe people from dirt poor countries don't have options to move to other countries.

1039
01-16-2010, 03:11 PM
I've experienced an earthquake,I know what kind of think it is.Mine wasn't that bad,didn't cause a damage to my house but other's houses.It will be hard to get well for these people. :(

Vera
01-16-2010, 03:17 PM
Definitely a tragic event, aggravated by happening in one of the poorest countries in the world.

This reminds me (in a "shock" scale, so to speak) a bit of the events that occurred in South East Asia, Thailand, 6 years ago.

WTF you're back!

Ponied up some moneyz for Finnish Red Cross. Not as much as I could've given but I figure I'll give more as I get my finances sorted and see how the situation continues.

chicapowerpunk
01-16-2010, 04:28 PM
I've experienced an earthquake,I know what kind of think it is.Mine wasn't that bad,didn't cause a damage to my house but other's houses.It will be hard to get well for these people. :(

Me too,México City have earthquake in 1985,and was terrible!!!!:eek::(

ospringfan112113
01-16-2010, 07:20 PM
:)
Because of what's going on there, a friend and i are starting a school penny war for donations to the Haitian community!That's nice, a few weeks ago a was doing the same thing for kids who had cancer.

IamSam
01-17-2010, 03:18 PM
Jim Nantz on CBS during the Jets/Chargers game called it "Haisha." I thought about reaching through the screen and punching him.

0r4ng3
01-17-2010, 03:46 PM
I've pronounced it that way a couple of times, but as a joke. Is that still bad?

DMelges
01-17-2010, 04:12 PM
I've pronounced it that way a couple of times, but as a joke. Is that still bad?

Yes. Damn you.

:rolleyes:

IamSam
01-17-2010, 04:48 PM
I've pronounced it that way a couple of times, but as a joke. Is that still bad?

May a 1000 camels spit on your grave.

Llamas
01-17-2010, 07:40 PM
Jim Nantz on CBS during the Jets/Chargers game called it "Haisha." I thought about reaching through the screen and punching him.

Whaaa? I don't get it. Why would someone pronounce it like that??

DMelges
01-17-2010, 08:04 PM
Whaaa? I don't get it. Why would someone pronounce it like that??

No idea...

Paint_It_Black
01-18-2010, 02:37 AM
I can only assume it's because of the way "Haitian" is pronounced. But under that logic Mars would be pronounced "Marsha".

bighead384
01-21-2010, 11:03 AM
Does the U.S. government have money set aside to spend on these kinds of things? Or will we have to cut out some domestic spending because of it? How will it effect U.S. economy?

IamSam
01-21-2010, 11:23 AM
Does the U.S. government have money set aside to spend on these kinds of things? Or will we have to cut out some domestic spending because of it? How will it effect U.S. economy?

"All this and more tonight on the O'Reilly Report."

DMelges
01-21-2010, 11:38 AM
I think I solved the mistery behind the "haisha" pronouncment.

People from haiti are haitian (pronounced hashian), therefor the guy got confused and said "haisha"

bighead384
01-21-2010, 11:52 AM
"All this and more tonight on the O'Reilly Report."

I was being serious. I don't know how that works.

IamSam
01-21-2010, 12:09 PM
I can only assume it's because of the way "Haitian" is pronounced. But under that logic Mars would be pronounced "Marsha".


I think I solved the mistery behind the "haisha" pronouncment.

People from haiti are haitian (pronounced hashian), therefor the guy got confused and said "haisha"

I can only assume that you skipped right over the previous reply that had already gone over this issue.

Little_Miss_1565
01-21-2010, 01:52 PM
I was being serious. I don't know how that works.

When the news says the "U.S." is sending x dollars somewhere for disaster relief, it is either coming from a disaster relief budget (like FEMA would be domestically) or an NGO like the American Red Cross.

bighead384
01-21-2010, 02:03 PM
When the news says the "U.S." is sending x dollars somewhere for disaster relief, it is either coming from a disaster relief budget (like FEMA would be domestically) or an NGO like the American Red Cross.

Thanks, that's basically what I thought. I've heard several conservatives claim that the money could be spent on our own people instead since we're in a reccession, and then they point to the political gain they believe Obama is using this earthquake for. But it's kind of ridiculous because we already have allocated money for disasters like this. Also, the conservatives I've heard that say this wouldn't normally think about spending money to help struggling people in the U.S., and then all the sudden they're saying that.

DMelges
01-21-2010, 02:14 PM
Did you guys hear that Haiti had another 6.0 earthquake? Not an after shock. Crazy.

dexter12296566
01-21-2010, 02:21 PM
I can't believe they just got hit with a really bad aftershock!

ospringfan112113
01-21-2010, 02:22 PM
I wish I won a bunch of money for supplies to give those poor people.

GravityBynd
01-21-2010, 02:25 PM
Poorly people!! waht is shame!!!
I believe that USA should be not a enemy for the island,only a friend hand

DMelges
01-21-2010, 02:29 PM
Poorly people!! waht is shame!!!
I believe that USA should be not a enemy for the island,only a friend hand

USA isn't an enemy to Haiti. We're helping them alot.

dexter12296566
01-21-2010, 02:37 PM
Did you guys hear that Haiti had another 6.0 earthquake? Not an after shock. Crazy.

It was an aftershock it was just very bad!

AllIn All It's Not So Bad
01-21-2010, 02:40 PM
fucking amazing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2cI3T0UUFE
http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/7774-colombian-firemen-rescue-trapped-baby-in-haiti.html

french and colombian rescue teams rescue a 22 day old baby.

DMelges
01-21-2010, 03:11 PM
It was an aftershock it was just very bad!

I don't think that was an after shock.... the main earthquake was a 7.0, and normaly aftershocks are relatively weak. But the new one was a 6.0. I think that's too strong in this case to be an aftershock.

IamSam
01-21-2010, 03:30 PM
I don't think that was an after shock.... the main earthquake was a 7.0, and normaly aftershocks are relatively weak. But the new one was a 6.0. I think that's too strong in this case to be an aftershock.

Are you a geologist?

ospringfan112113
01-21-2010, 03:41 PM
I don't think that was an after shock.... the main earthquake was a 7.0, and normaly aftershocks are relatively weak. But the new one was a 6.0. I think that's too strong in this case to be an aftershock.Aftershocks can be very strong.

DMelges
01-21-2010, 03:58 PM
Aftershocks can be very strong.

Yeah but I've never heard of them being almost as strong as the main one...

DMelges
01-21-2010, 07:50 PM
That's what suprizes me, they say the main earthqauke was like one of the biggest earthqauke in history so I could expect a strong aftershock as well.

Sure a strong aftershock, but not so close to being as strong as the main one.

Well whatever. They gotta get out of there.

Llamas
01-21-2010, 10:16 PM
I saw someone on facebook say, "Maybe they shouldn't live on a tectonic plate then." in response to one of my friends' status about wanting to donate money. That really pissed me off... do people even think?? Yeah, I'm sure they all live there because they want to live on a poor island country in tons of poverty with risks of earthquakes... jayzus.

IamSam
01-21-2010, 10:44 PM
I saw someone on facebook say, "Maybe they shouldn't live on a tectonic plate then." in response to one of my friends' status about wanting to donate money. That really pissed me off... do people even think?? Yeah, I'm sure they all live there because they want to live on a poor island country in tons of poverty with risks of earthquakes... jayzus.

Where does this mental midget live?

Paint_It_Black
01-21-2010, 10:47 PM
I'm sure they all live there because they want to live on a poor island country in tons of poverty with risks of earthquakes.

I disagree. I don't think they want that at all.

Obviously they're just too lazy to leave. Probably why they're poor too. It's always laziness.

Llamas
01-21-2010, 10:59 PM
Where does this mental midget live?

Obviously not on a tectonic plate, because they are obviously too smart for that!


I disagree. I don't think they want that at all.
You, sir, are an ass.


Obviously they're just too lazy to leave. Probably why they're poor too. It's always laziness.
The person actually said, "There is always options and choices no matter where you live poverty or not." They could soooo choose to un-lazyfy themselves, get a fuckin' job, buy a plane ticket, fly to a safer country, get educated, and find a real job in a real country. Why does anyone even LIVE in Haiti? Moar like... Laizi.

Paint_It_Black
01-21-2010, 11:19 PM
They could soooo choose to un-lazyfy themselves, get a fuckin' job, buy a plane ticket, fly to a safer country, get educated, and find a real job in a real country. Why does anyone even LIVE in Haiti? Moar like... Laizi.

That's a horrible thing to say. I was just joking when I said it. I am horrified you really believe that!



You, sir, are an ass.


Pretty much, yeah.

Llamas
01-22-2010, 01:31 AM
Niiiiice sig :P

offsrx
01-22-2010, 06:08 PM
are offspring going to be on haiti theleton?

_Lost_
01-23-2010, 05:53 AM
You are awful people PiB and Lllamas. Just awful.

DMelges
01-23-2010, 11:12 AM
Haiti has officially called off the search for quake survivors. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100123/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/cb_haiti_earthquake)

Alison
01-23-2010, 11:39 AM
I've heard the whole "why do they live on a fault line so?" thing before a few times. 10 of the 20 biggest cities are on fault lines. I mean, look at LA. Then again, LA's faultine is pretty profitable to them.
I mean, I guess it is somewhat questionable, if they don't exploit the land (faultlines are pretty good for minerals).

Little_Miss_1565
01-23-2010, 07:29 PM
I've heard the whole "why do they live on a fault line so?" thing before a few times. 10 of the 20 biggest cities are on fault lines. I mean, look at LA. Then again, LA's faultine is pretty profitable to them.

People really say/think this? Truth is, faultlines are all over the damn place. People seem to concentrate on coasts; coasts also tend to have a lot of faultlines. NYC alone has a few of them, which people tend to forget. And there have been earthquakes as far inland in the US as Indiana and Ohio. Pretty much anywhere you could live in the world has its share of catastrophic natural disasters that could happen there.

IamSam
01-23-2010, 07:40 PM
Everbody loves Montana for the lack of hurricanes/major earthquakes/etc., but forget we are sitting right on the edge of a massive Caldera. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caldera)

Little_Miss_1565
01-23-2010, 08:01 PM
Doesn't Montana get tornadoes, too? Why the fuck do you live in a flat place where tornadoes can get all up in your shit?

DMelges
01-23-2010, 08:01 PM
Holy crap. They found a guy alive after 11 days trapped. That's crazy.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100123/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/cb_haiti_rescue

Llamas
01-24-2010, 09:34 AM
I watched Pat Robertson on tv say that the Haitians made a deal with the devil, and that's why the earthquake happened. I don't feel so bad about it now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5nraknWoes

Dear Pat Robertson,

I know that you know that all press is good press, so I appreciate the shout-out. And you make God look like a big mean bully who kicks people when they are down, so I'm all over that action. But when you say that Haiti has made a pact with me, it is totally humiliating. I may be evil incarnate, but I'm no welcher.

The way you put it, making a deal with me leaves folks desperate and impoverished. Sure, in the afterlife, but when I strike bargains with people, they first get something here on earth -- glamour, beauty, talent, wealth, fame, glory, a golden fiddle. Those Haitians have nothing, and I mean nothing. And that was before the earthquake.

Haven't you seen "Crossroads"? Or "Damn Yankees"? If I had a thing going with Haiti, there'd be lots of banks, skyscrapers, SUVs, exclusive night clubs, Botox -- that kind of thing. An 80 percent poverty rate is so not my style. Nothing against it -- I'm just saying: Not how I roll.

You're doing great work, Pat, and I don't want to clip your wings -- just, come on, you're making me look bad. And not the good kind of bad. Keep blaming God. That's working. But leave me out of it, please. Or we may need to renegotiate your own contract.

Best, Satan

A letter to Pat Robertson, from Satan (http://www.startribune.com/opinion/letters/81595442.html?elr=KArks7PYDiaK7DUqEiaDUiD3aPc:_Yyc :aUU)

ospringfan112113
01-24-2010, 04:18 PM
The other night I was watching th Hope For Haiti event on tv,it was kinda sad seeing all those people who were suffering from the earthqauke.Hopefully they get better soon.

DMelges
01-24-2010, 04:23 PM
The other night I was watching th Hope For Haiti event on tv,it was kinda sad seeing all those people who were suffering from the earthqauke.Hopefully they get better soon.

What was sad was seeing bulldozers dumping bodies into trucks, and the trucks dumping the bodies in the graveyard.

ospringfan112113
01-24-2010, 04:24 PM
What was sad was seeing bulldozers dumping bodies into trucks, and the trucks dumping the bodies in the graveyard.
....


Well it's not like it was funny.

Alison
01-24-2010, 04:40 PM
What?? He never said it was funny...

EDIT: Or else that was a bad joke you made...or I dont know

ospringfan112113
01-24-2010, 04:46 PM
What?? He never said it was funny...

EDIT: Or else that was a bad joke you made...or I dont knowI did'nt say he said it was funny. I know he did'nt think it was funny. I'm just saying I could'nt help but feel sad for those people.

IamSam
01-24-2010, 08:05 PM
Doesn't Montana get tornadoes, too? Why the fuck do you live in a flat place where tornadoes can get all up in your shit?

We do occasionally. Tornado alley is much worse, plus our population density is so...not dense the tornadoes we get don't cause any harm.

Llamas
01-25-2010, 04:47 AM
I'm pretty sure there isn't a single part of the world that's completely safe from natural disasters or just plain scary/dangerous weather. Minnesota has never had an earthquake or hurricane or anything... very occasional tornadoes, but small ones that cause very little damage... no real floods, like the Dakotas and Iowa... The most dangerous natural part of living in Minnesota, though, is the winter weather. There are deaths every year from extreme blizzards and -72 degree wind chills. People just don't notice as much because it happens over time, not all at once.

No matter where you live, there is natural danger. The whole, "Why would you live there?? It's dangerous!" line is massively overused.

WebDudette
01-25-2010, 05:00 AM
Nope, Phoenix is pretty much free of natural dangers. I mean, there is the heat, but you really can't consider that a natural danger. Drink some water, you'll be fine.

Vera
01-25-2010, 05:02 AM
Nope, Phoenix is pretty much free of natural dangers. I mean, there is the heat, but you really can't consider that a natural danger. Drink some water, you'll be fine.

Until there's no water.

DUN DUN DUNNNHHHH.

Paint_It_Black
01-27-2010, 10:49 AM
I'm pretty sure there isn't a single part of the world that's completely safe from natural disasters or just plain scary/dangerous weather.

England is pretty awesome. Pick a spot that's reasonably well above sea level to avoid the occasional flood and you should be good to go. Also, as far as I know there's only one poisonous creature (adder) and they're so rare that I was able to grow up in the countryside playing outside all the time and never saw one. And no rabies. It wasn't until I moved away that I realized how incredibly safe England is.

Since moving to Kansas I've seen countless poisonous creatures and been in dozens of tornado warnings. And I can't afford to seek medical treatment when I'm ill.

I'm basically just taking this opportunity to say I've realized how good I used to have it.

DMelges
01-27-2010, 11:06 AM
Brazil is clear of every natural disaster. The only thing they have there is an occasional thunderstorm, wich leads to floods. But other than that... they don't have earthquakes, tornados, icestorms, nothing.

But to compensate they have alot of violence.

Little_Miss_1565
01-27-2010, 11:16 AM
I was going to say, you might not get struck down by an earthquake but you stand a much higher chance of getting kidnapped or shot.

T-6005
02-01-2010, 01:37 PM
Sure a strong aftershock, but not so close to being as strong as the main one.

Well whatever. They gotta get out of there.

They're calculated on a logarhythmic scale. a 7.0 is ten times as bad as a 6.0.

Having been in a 7.3, I feel for those people.

IamSam
02-01-2010, 02:49 PM
Paris is safe enough.
Very much so...
http://ivarfjeld.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/hitler-in-paris.jpg


GODWIN'D

Offspring-Junkie
02-02-2010, 02:51 AM
I have to admit that I lol'd.

the_offsprings_monkey
02-02-2010, 06:16 AM
England is pretty awesome. Pick a spot that's reasonably well above sea level to avoid the occasional flood and you should be good to go. Also, as far as I know there's only one poisonous creature (adder) and they're so rare that I was able to grow up in the countryside playing outside all the time and never saw one. And no rabies. It wasn't until I moved away that I realized how incredibly safe England is.

Since moving to Kansas I've seen countless poisonous creatures and been in dozens of tornado warnings. And I can't afford to seek medical treatment when I'm ill.

I'm basically just taking this opportunity to say I've realized how good I used to have it.
Exactly, one thing I love about the UK is how safe it is from stuff like that. Also the NHS. People bitch about it being crap or whatever, but it's far from it, the health care system in the UK is one of the best in the world an what's more, no matter how rich or poor you are, it's there for you to access.

Paint_It_Black
02-03-2010, 02:41 AM
Also the NHS. People bitch about it being crap or whatever, but it's far from it

True. I'm a huge supporter of the NHS. I didn't know you still posted here? That's cool.


Ah, but Kansas isn't what it used to be.

I don't actually want to be involved in derailing this thread too much, but what are you referring to exactly?

Paint_It_Black
02-03-2010, 11:37 AM
Do you in fact mean "we aren't in Kansas anymore"?

That's the only commonly used line regarding Kansas that I've ever heard. Originally from The Wizard of Oz, of course.