Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hellacious Haiti

Just two hours away from Miami on the Island of HispaƱola the Haitian people are royally screwed.

All the hand-me-downs in Little Haiti will not change the tragedy that has afflicted the tiny island nation for generations. It is one thing to deal with natural disasters but quit another to be victimized repeatedly by predatory world banks and bush-style foreign policy. It is overwhelming for a people steeped in the superstitions of the tropics.

Rising waters and lowered expectations make for the knock-out one-two punch. You just don't bounce back so easy.

The United Nations steps up to the razor-wire. Is it too little, too late?

Blue Gold arrives in single size servings. The empty bottles could make a suitable raft.

From Medecines Sans Frontieres:

"Between September 1 and 7, Haiti was hit by Hurricane Gustav, Tropical Storm Hanna, and Hurricane Ike; 25,000 to 30,000 houses are reported to have been destroyed and 500 people are reported dead..."

....meanwhile back home in the USA some of us carry on like clowns without a clue.

Go to 'buildings n food' for totally impressive photos of Ike's revenge.


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