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    CC/MA have to be the most unlikely poster/fan combo on DR1

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    My hats off to you Annie. Your courage is nothing short of heroic, if not Don Quixote like. Yes you're flailing at windmills, but someone has to do it, and it's a credit to your character that you choose to be the one.

    May God protect you always.

    It's a lot deeper than you realize it is.

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    ongoing discussion on the private English list serv on Haiti ... anyone may join in by sending an email to
    corbetre@webster.edu --by private I mean that it is not a posted message board, more like a discussion group. Anyway, I certainly would welcome anyone here who wishes to join in our discussion.

    Here is my blogpost today
    Changing Perspectives: Pity

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    And here is this morning's work
    Changing Perspectives: The Island Lesson, again

    My blog is getting four times the traffic that it did before I hooked up with the "internationals". I get over 600 hits a week- about 30 percent of them with blocked ips addresses...

    And I get traffic from all over the world.... US, Canada, England, France, Germany, South Africa, India, Poland... Haiti and the DR

    Now, I would just like to observe that the tip jar, which can be reached via the donate button on the blog, is empty.

    And the Taylor Guitar costs $2000.

    jus sayin

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    A moving concert..which I had not seen.. composed by a Haitian, recorded by the Dominican Symphony Orchestra
    Changing Perspectives: Haďti Get Back Up / Ayiti Leve Kanpe / Haiti Levántate / Haiti Releve To...

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    I hope that maybe some of you can help me out here... since I seem to be doing a headless chicken routine around my office.

    The rebuilding of Haiti ... is going.. well... horribly slowly, yes. but even more than that they seem to be building it back . just.. poor. There are at least a half a million people still in tents and USAID is giving out really difficult contracts for building SINGLE family homes..

    and we are really worried about the specifications as well .. since they are really small - some as small at 193 sq feet with NO bathrooms (since there is no running water in the neighborhoods, they say)

    plus they are giving the contracts to the BELTway bandits...

    I want to see some Dominican contractors and engineers get in there and not only get the business but help them in designing some multi family dwellings...

    If you go down in my blog you will see a discussion and attachments for specs... There is a growing movement to protest the construction of the project in the North .. and I am sure that we will be able to stop it since there is representation from the most powerful voices of the Haitian Diaspora

    but how do I get the Dominicans in?

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    And the Taylor Guitar costs $2000.

    I met John Lennon - the guitars they played in Hamburg cost about 20 dollars. The group also slept 4 to a room,.

    People from charities everywhere drive expensive SUV,s eat out in expensive restaurants, stay in 4 star hotels, buy designer suits; strum expensive guitars etc. A shame really. My Godfather, now deceased, was a Quaker, he achieved not a little fame, he thought and prayed about 6 months on upgrading his bicycle to a very modest car. In latter years it was back to the bicycle and a very modest apartment.



    Yes the price of one US aircraft carrier could have rebuilt Haiti ; such is the corruption of the World today.

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    Hong Kong was at 24 sq. ft. per person.

    Public housing in Hong Kong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainannie View Post
    I hope that maybe some of you can help me out here... since I seem to be doing a headless chicken routine around my office.

    The rebuilding of Haiti ... is going.. well... horribly slowly, yes. but even more than that they seem to be building it back . just.. poor. There are at least a half a million people still in tents and USAID is giving out really difficult contracts for building SINGLE family homes..

    and we are really worried about the specifications as well .. since they are really small - some as small at 193 sq feet with NO bathrooms (since there is no running water in the neighborhoods, they say)

    plus they are giving the contracts to the BELTway bandits...

    I want to see some Dominican contractors and engineers get in there and not only get the business but help them in designing some multi family dwellings...

    If you go down in my blog you will see a discussion and attachments for specs... There is a growing movement to protest the construction of the project in the North .. and I am sure that we will be able to stop it since there is representation from the most powerful voices of the Haitian Diaspora

    but how do I get the Dominicans in?

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    I heard that I was taking some flack on another forum for being too pro Haitian so wanted to share the note that I sent to President Martelly before he was elected. It was printed out and placed in his hand by a mutual acquaintance.
    Changing Perspectives: Political Advise for President Martelly

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    There is a $9 million project on the books for a worker's compoung for a Korean textile factory up in Cap Haitian.

    There is already opposition brewing against this since the contract has been awarded through a no bid process to an American military contractor.


    There is, I believe, a large community of Koreans here in the DR.. otherwise I would not get Korean TV, which I do.

    So it would seem to make sense to me that the US STate Department should transfer this contract over to the government of Haiti which could move it to the border -- in Wanamet, for instance... and have the KOREANS design the housing.. which has GOT to be better than a US government installation...

    and then maybe some great kim chee stands in Dajabon?

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