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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    No doubt the lives of those nice people were held as cheaply by their government as the trinkets that you purchased with US or Canadian dollars. The Duvaliers were corrupt kleptocrats, and if they seemed marginally less evil than Jean-Bertrand Aristide , it is only because Aristide was more of an overt sadist. Preval, the current president, is no better, and his alliance with Hugo Chavez makes him a liability, as well.

    Haiti has the same geography as the Dominican Republic which, while hardly a model of governance, is nowhere near as impoverished and desperate. Haiti's per capita GDP, for example, was $1,338 in 2009, while in the Dominican Republic, it was $8,200.

    Frankly, there is little that the US can do for Haiti, barring an outright invasion and annexation of the island, followed by massive reform of every institution there, something that we have no business doing.
    If they were ever going to give a visual aid to the term 'shit hole' all they need to do is show a picture of Haiti. It's been a year since the quake and, as a guy said on TV last night, if you look at Port au Prince, you'd think the quake happened yesterday. Over a billion dollars in U.S. aid alone has been sent in and conditions have not improved one iota thanks to the corrupt government of Haiti.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    If they were ever going to give a visual aid to the term 'shit hole' all they need to do is show a picture of Haiti. It's been a year since the quake and, as a guy said on TV last night, if you look at Port au Prince, you'd think the quake happened yesterday. Over a billion dollars in U.S. aid alone has been sent in and conditions have not improved one iota thanks to the corrupt government of Haiti.
    Oh, I'm sure that things have improved immeasurably for the politicians who've pocketed the aid money.
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    As someone said, the DR is on the other half of Hispaniola yet we hear nary a peep out of them not to mention that parts of the DR are paradises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    Uh-oh.

    Haiti Police Escort Ex-Dictator From Hotel

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/01...est=latestnews
    He got some splanin to do!:eek:
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    Ya know, maybe it's just me, but I have a really hard time taking anyone nicknamed "Baby Doc" very seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    Ya know, maybe it's just me, but I have a really hard time taking anyone nicknamed "Baby Doc" very seriously.
    He had an entire country take him seriously... Those who didn't, paid dearly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    He had an entire country take him seriously... Those who didn't, paid dearly...
    I am well-aware of that. I'm just sayin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    I am well-aware of that. I'm just sayin'.
    I knew you did, I just find nothing humorous about the man including his name. That's just me :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    I knew you did, I just find nothing humorous about the man including his name. That's just me :)
    Right. "They have underestimated the power of the dark side, so now they will pay with their lives. Send in Baby Doc."

    Sorry, bad guys really need to have better nicknames. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    Right. "They have underestimated the power of the dark side, so now they will pay with their lives. Send in Baby Doc."

    Sorry, bad guys really need to have better nicknames. ;)
    Tell that to 'Baby-Face' Nelson...:eek:
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