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Thousands of Haitian Refugees headed to Florida

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by robb01, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. robb01

    robb01 New Member

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    Seems like such a horrible idea to me, thoughts?
  2. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    uh

    yeah

    what the **** are we going to do for them?

    they better ship them back later
  3. Jon88

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    Stupid idea. They're already having looting and violence. I don't want those people here. Who's dumb *** idea was this?
  4. bbgun

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    Well, the U.S. (for obvious reasons) has halted deportations of Haitians who are in the country illegally, so if you think the refugees are going anywhere soon, think again.
  5. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Interesting.

    If the Government agrees to reimburse the cities that spend money to shelter the victims like they did for Katrina Victims, I hope those cities indeed get their money back.

    Not sure if anything has changed, but when I first started working for a major city in North Texas, I was told that they were still waiting for the Government to reimburse the City.
  6. Jon88

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    I would hope so. We're sending over plenty of aid. That's enough. I don't who these people are that get the idea that everyone in the world who goes through some kind of disaster should get to come over here.
  7. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    To be honest, I think that has more to do with logistics.

    We are the closest Super Power.
  8. zrinkill

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    Isn't the Guantanamo Bay detention camp empty now?

    It could be set up as a refuge camp and would be very well protected.

    Just a thought.
  9. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    Like it or not, there's probably going to be several thousand of them headed here and to other countries legally. There's just simply no infrastructure left standing or functioning in that country to help all these people. I get the impression that people here in the states don't realize how catastrophic this earthquake actually is. We see pictures of a few buildings at a time, we see live reports from reporters standing in front of trees, or a ruined car or building, we don't get the the chance to actually observe the totality of it since we aren't there.
  10. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    I don't know if I would want to see the headlines if we sent Haitian refugees to Guantanamo Bay.

    :laugh2:
  11. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Would be good publicity for the Marine base there.
  12. Jon88

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    They seem like nice people, singing church hymns when I would be cursing, but I see it turning into a disaster - especially with zero jobs out there.
  13. ShiningStar

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    What did they have before hand? Just curious?

    Was the Dominican Republic effected by this, how come theres no aid to them?
  14. Passepartout

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    Just keep these people in your thoughts and prayers. 100K Lost their lives. And those that survived are suuffering to recover.
  15. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    Thanks for your rash opinions of people about whom you know nothing.
  16. Jon88

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    I knew the PC Police would show up. I just didn't know when.
  17. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    Not much. But now they are really screwed. Hospitals collapsed, transportation infrastructure severely damaged or completely destroyed, power grid down...I mean, this was the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere before the quake.

    Dominican Republic was spared a lot of this damage, as the quake was centered right outside Port-au-Prince, in the most densely populated area of the country. Haitians are streaming across the border to the Dominican for medical treatment and shelter.
  18. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    The entire country of Haiti should be dissolved. It's is nothing but destitution led by corruption. The problem is, people still exist, and I'm sure no government actually wants the land since extreme destitution exists right now and it would be crippling expensive to actually change the situation. (if at all possible)
  19. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    The Dominican and Haitians don't necessarily like each other. (At least the last time I heard.) Of course the Parsley Massacre didn't exactly help their relations either though that was many years ago.
  20. Hoofbite

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    Have you ever been to the Dominican Republic?

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