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Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:38 am
by F1fth
Apparently it happened just today, thousands are feared dead. It sounds very serious and quite tragic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Haiti_earthquake

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:19 am
by BigBallinStalin
First AIDS, then pathetic leadership, limited resources, and now this.

What an ass-kicking from God.

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:29 pm
by vodean
you know, its much worse than we thought. minor tsunami of up to 4 feet. thats small, but it was underground, not water. lots of aftershocks, many collapsed buildings high death toll. UN mission head killed. Presidential palace collapsed

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:34 pm
by DAZMCFC
shocking pictures on the news over here and in 2008 they had 3-4 hurricanes in the space of a few days. some parts are still recovering from this.

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:21 pm
by jonesthecurl
If I could pray, I would. if you can, do.

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:34 pm
by thegreekdog
jonesthecurl wrote:If I could pray, I would. if you can, do.


I have and I will.

If you can help Red Cross, please do that as well.

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:38 pm
by Borderdawg
The death toll may well be in the tens of thousands. Truly a terrible event.

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:38 pm
by AndyDufresne
Giving to causes and charities is extremely easy now---with "texting donations" and online websites---I hope it all helps.


--Andy

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:23 pm
by beezer
thegreekdog wrote:
jonesthecurl wrote:If I could pray, I would. if you can, do.


I have and I will.

If you can help Red Cross, please do that as well.


Yeah, a couple of us at work pooled some money together to send to them. Praying is nice, but it's better to accompany it with some action.

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:41 pm
by angola
Do we have any Haitians among our gamers here?

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:26 pm
by The Neon Peon
angola wrote:Do we have any Haitians among our gamers here?

We'll have to wait a bit before we know.

I doubt they'd be online. They're either incapable of getting online or have better things to do than play risk right now.

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:46 pm
by SultanOfSurreal
if you want your donation to do the best good and go directly to haiti then use http://yele.org, wyclef jean's haitian aid foundation

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:35 am
by angola
The Neon Peon wrote:
angola wrote:Do we have any Haitians among our gamers here?

We'll have to wait a bit before we know.

I doubt they'd be online. They're either incapable of getting online or have better things to do than play risk right now.


Well, yeah.

A. I was thinking maybe some of their friends might know if they were safe

B. Maybe there would be a way for the CC community to rally around them.

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:57 am
by vodean
angola wrote:
The Neon Peon wrote:
angola wrote:Do we have any Haitians among our gamers here?

We'll have to wait a bit before we know.

I doubt they'd be online. They're either incapable of getting online or have better things to do than play risk right now.


Well, yeah.

A. I was thinking maybe some of their friends might know if they were safe

B. Maybe there would be a way for the CC community to rally around them.

that would be noble. we could all buy premium for a special account called disaster relief, and all the money would go to the victims. CC, this would make you look good. you could donate to The Red Cross, or some other organisation.

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:36 pm
by angola
vodean wrote:
angola wrote:
The Neon Peon wrote:
angola wrote:Do we have any Haitians among our gamers here?

We'll have to wait a bit before we know.

I doubt they'd be online. They're either incapable of getting online or have better things to do than play risk right now.


Well, yeah.

A. I was thinking maybe some of their friends might know if they were safe

B. Maybe there would be a way for the CC community to rally around them.

that would be noble. we could all buy premium for a special account called disaster relief, and all the money would go to the victims. CC, this would make you look good. you could donate to The Red Cross, or some other organisation.


I could get behind that. Maybe offer a special medal or something to people who contribute (if that would help push people, I don't really care).

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:47 pm
by Falkomagno
For religious people, this is the undeniable prove that God is not around, or if exists, is evil.

For the rest of us, it's tectonic plates moving.

My condolences to all the people suffering in Haiti.

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:20 pm
by GiggleInDeath
Falkomagno wrote:For religious people, this is the undeniable prove that God is not around, or if exists, is evil.

If you're pathetically simple-minded and arrogant, sure.

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:30 pm
by thegreekdog
GiggleInDeath wrote:
Falkomagno wrote:For religious people, this is the undeniable prove that God is not around, or if exists, is evil.

If you're pathetically simple-minded and arrogant, sure.


Like what's-his-face... the crazy evangelical that was talking about how the Haitians made a deal with the devil back in the 19th century to escape the French (and thus, are being punished). Not Falwell, the other jackass.

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:31 pm
by GiggleInDeath
thegreekdog wrote:
GiggleInDeath wrote:
Falkomagno wrote:For religious people, this is the undeniable prove that God is not around, or if exists, is evil.

If you're pathetically simple-minded and arrogant, sure.


Like what's-his-face... the crazy evangelical that was talking about how the Haitians made a deal with the devil back in the 19th century to escape the French (and thus, are being punished). Not Falwell, the other jackass.

I'd say he just sounds more like a crackhead.

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:48 pm
by billy07
Falkomagno wrote:For religious people, this is the undeniable prove that God is not around, or if exists, is evil.

For the rest of us, it's tectonic plates moving.

My condolences to all the people suffering in Haiti.


haiti is notorious for voodoo. i doubt god is overly keen on voodoo.

i seen a pic of a man bawling his eyes out whilst holding his baby daughters body. you could almost feel his pain.

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:30 pm
by comic boy
I find it impossible to imagine the grief of people who have lost all their familly, it puts our petty whinging into perspective :(

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:37 pm
by pimpdave
thegreekdog wrote:
GiggleInDeath wrote:
Falkomagno wrote:For religious people, this is the undeniable prove that God is not around, or if exists, is evil.

If you're pathetically simple-minded and arrogant, sure.


Like what's-his-face... the crazy evangelical that was talking about how the Haitians made a deal with the devil back in the 19th century to escape the French (and thus, are being punished). Not Falwell, the other jackass.


Pat Robertson.

Who seems to overlook all of the Christians living there and missions work carried out regularly.

When I hear jackass comments like that, it reminds me of the passage in scripture in the book of James that talks about how anyone who wants to be a "teacher" (of Christianity) must be extra careful in their actions and statements since they will be judged doubly by the Lord on the day of judgment.

Like that piece of shit Falwell saying that 9/11 was God's judgment against the USA. I can't tell you the rage that fueled inside me. So God was judging me? God was exerting his wrath against me, just because I was faithfully going to work? God executed my friends that day as judgment against the actions of other people?

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:09 pm
by Titanic
BigBallinStalin wrote:First AIDS, then pathetic leadership, limited resources, and now this.

What an ass-kicking from God.


Didn't they have a civil war as well recently?

Tough break for all the Haitians, having so many shitty stuff in such a short space fo time. Feel really bad for the UN deaths though as they were there to actually help people out.

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:21 pm
by isaiah40
Falkomagno wrote:For religious people, this is the undeniable prove that God is not around, or if exists, is evil.


God is around, it is that if you want Him to show His face in everything thing be thankful that HE isn't a God of telling you where you can work, how to act, ordering you to worship Him, who you can marry, what kind of car to drive, where to live, what to eat ... should I go on? God allows things to happen based on what's in our hearts/minds. Personally He wouldn't be a God, He would be a total dictator whereas you would not have the freedoms you have to do what you want to do.

My condolences to all the people suffering in Haiti.


My condolences as well, and a hearty support to all people who are going there to help.

pimpdave wrote:Pat Robertson.


I heard what he said, and as a Christian I am ashamed of him as someone who says he is a Christian!

Re: Earthquake Decimates Haiti Capital

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:23 am
by Falkomagno
50.000 deaths. What a terrible and unbelievable disaster !!!.