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#1 pjbear05

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 03:36 PM

Hey Peeps, it looks like Matthew is going to hit us here in South FL, so one las post before I shut down.  Karen and I have been preparing the house and getting provisions in case.  Ill try to saty in contact via my tablet as long as I have power to the wireless link Peace Out.


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 03:45 PM

Stay safe!! Let us know how you're doing when you can.


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 04:26 PM

Be safe!

 

They are saying some models showing that this could circle back and hit twice!!

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...wice/index.html


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 10:07 PM

Good luck!

The fam and I got the house as ready as can be and then we skipped town and headed for the Gulf coast. I hope everything is intact when we get back to Seminole County. If landfall happens near Cape Canaveral, it might be rough in our neighborhood.
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Posted 06 October 2016 - 10:11 PM

After my dad died a couple of years ago, my mom moved from Savannah to Louisana and talking with her today, there was a mandatory evac in Savannah...which is way the fuck up from S. FL.  Crazy!!

 

Be safe all east coast peeps...please post as often as you can so we know everyone is OK!


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 02:43 PM

By the grace of the Gods,Matthew stayed offshore,and whatever heavy weather came in I slept through. Very little rain,some palm fronds blown down and one small tree branch that I'll cut up and throw in the trash.

Amen, thanks for the good wishes, and let's keep them going for our friends farther up the coast.
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"Can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing, I ain't pretty, and my legs are thin.

But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to."

 

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

 

 

 


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Posted 08 October 2016 - 08:43 AM

That's a relief. It killed hundreds of Haitians.



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Posted 08 October 2016 - 08:30 PM

Death toll heading for a thousand.

Like the wrath of God.

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 10:14 PM

My concern now is if Matthew curls around and, contrary to all logic, gets stronger and takes another shot at us.

"Can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing, I ain't pretty, and my legs are thin.

But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to."

 

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

 

 

 


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Posted 08 October 2016 - 10:46 PM

That's a relief. It killed hundreds of Haitians.

 

That's because Haiti is a fourth world country, shit hole. 

 

My parents live in Kissimmee and didn't even lose power. I guess the powers that be have to give us the worst case scenario but I think that leads to people thinking of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. 


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Posted 08 October 2016 - 11:16 PM

All was well when I returned to the SJS household.

My Aunt and Uncle work at the Venice (FL) Airport for Agape Flights, a charitable organization that supports American missionaries in Haiti. They flew a plane full of food and supplies down there today. It truly is a disaster area there. If you are looking to donate funds, I can vouch for Agape. Your money gets turned into food and supplies that will get to Haitians in need.

http://www.agapeflights.com/
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Posted 09 October 2016 - 12:07 AM

Must be awful to go thru some storm like that.....here in Maine we deal with bad snow storms but no hurricanes like the south see,.So sad all those people died. 

 

Not even any big waves up here as of yet.


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Posted 09 October 2016 - 09:18 AM

That's because Haiti is a fourth world country, shit hole. 

 

So it is their fault?  1800 Americans died under Katrina.

 

Haiti copped the full force of Matthew.  They had already been hurt by the magnitude 7 earthquake of 2010, which knocked them back a generation and killed 160,000.  They had to bulldoze the dead into mass graves to stop disease.    They were right in the path of hurricanes Gustav and Ike too.

 

It's just not a safe place to have a country.



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Posted 09 October 2016 - 10:38 AM

Clinton Foundation to the rescue!
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Posted 09 October 2016 - 11:54 PM

So it is their fault?  1800 Americans died under Katrina.

 

Haiti copped the full force of Matthew.  They had already been hurt by the magnitude 7 earthquake of 2010, which knocked them back a generation and killed 160,000.  They had to bulldoze the dead into mass graves to stop disease.    They were right in the path of hurricanes Gustav and Ike too.

 

It's just not a safe place to have a country.

 

Totes agreed.  It may be partly its own fault for being a shitty place, but it's been hit by more than its fair share of natural disasters.  Can't blame them for that...



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Posted 10 October 2016 - 03:22 AM

So it is their fault?  1800 Americans died under Katrina.

 

Haiti copped the full force of Matthew.  They had already been hurt by the magnitude 7 earthquake of 2010, which knocked them back a generation and killed 160,000.  They had to bulldoze the dead into mass graves to stop disease.    They were right in the path of hurricanes Gustav and Ike too.

 

It's just not a safe place to have a country.

 

Yes and no.  There is an interesting comparison group for Haiti - it shares an island with the Dominican Republic.  While life is no picnic in the DR either, the DR fares better on most indices.  According to a 2010 article in Time, the life expectancy in the DR is 74; in Haiti, 61.  Literacy and incomes are higher in the DR.  The DR has experienced far less deforestation, has far more infrastructure (roads, housing, hospitals), and is overall more modern.  It's GDP is 10x higher than Haiti's, and the infant mortality rate 3-4 times lower.  We can't blame this on natural disasters, as the DR has experienced plenty of tropical weather too.

 

Of course, we can't blame it on the people either.  When Haitians immigrate to the U.S., they fare about as well as other Caribbean immigrants, and better on some measures.  Different colonial histories are part of the issue, but surely a big part of it is the corruption and instability of governments in Haiti for decades.  Indeed, if you want to blame a natural disaster, blame Hurricane Duvalier, which ravaged Haiti continuously for 30 years, and left a mess that still hasn't been fixed.


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Posted 10 October 2016 - 12:52 PM

Yes and no.  There is an interesting comparison group for Haiti - it shares an island with the Dominican Republic.  While life is no picnic in the DR either, the DR fares better on most indices.  According to a 2010 article in Time, the life expectancy in the DR is 74; in Haiti, 61.  Literacy and incomes are higher in the DR.  The DR has experienced far less deforestation, has far more infrastructure (roads, housing, hospitals), and is overall more modern.  It's GDP is 10x higher than Haiti's, and the infant mortality rate 3-4 times lower.  We can't blame this on natural disasters, as the DR has experienced plenty of tropical weather too.

 

Of course, we can't blame it on the people either.  When Haitians immigrate to the U.S., they fare about as well as other Caribbean immigrants, and better on some measures.  Different colonial histories are part of the issue, but surely a big part of it is the corruption and instability of governments in Haiti for decades.  Indeed, if you want to blame a natural disaster, blame Hurricane Duvalier, which ravaged Haiti continuously for 30 years, and left a mess that still hasn't been fixed.

 

Interesting factoid about the DR - they took thousands of European Jews fleeing the Nazis, far more so than the UK and the USA put together.  (One refugee ship docked at Miami, but the people were not allowed to disembark and it sailed back to Germany).

 

A further look into the history of Haiti reveals that it was forced to pay ruinous reparations to the French Republic for daring to revolt, retarding its development for a century.  European nations did not want to antagonise France by trading with Haiti.  Fearing an American slaves' revolt, Thomas Jefferson would not recognise the new nation either.

 

Papa Doc and Baby Doc of course held them up for decades longer, embezzling loans from the IMF.

 

That massive quake was centred in Haiti, while the DR escaped it.  Though the latter has experienced smaller quakes, which their more robust infrastructure is better equipped to recover from.

 

So - Haiti's problems are a combination of historical disadvantage, home-grown dictatorship and natural disaster.



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Posted 10 October 2016 - 09:27 PM

Yes and no.  There is an interesting comparison group for Haiti - it shares an island with the Dominican Republic.  While life is no picnic in the DR either, the DR fares better on most indices.  According to a 2010 article in Time, the life expectancy in the DR is 74; in Haiti, 61.  Literacy and incomes are higher in the DR.  The DR has experienced far less deforestation, has far more infrastructure (roads, housing, hospitals), and is overall more modern.  It's GDP is 10x higher than Haiti's, and the infant mortality rate 3-4 times lower.  We can't blame this on natural disasters, as the DR has experienced plenty of tropical weather too.

 

Of course, we can't blame it on the people either.  When Haitians immigrate to the U.S., they fare about as well as other Caribbean immigrants, and better on some measures.  Different colonial histories are part of the issue, but surely a big part of it is the corruption and instability of governments in Haiti for decades.  Indeed, if you want to blame a natural disaster, blame Hurricane Duvalier, which ravaged Haiti continuously for 30 years, and left a mess that still hasn't been fixed.

 

Baby Doc for the loss.


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Posted 10 October 2016 - 11:08 PM

Yes and no.  There is an interesting comparison group for Haiti - it shares an island with the Dominican Republic.  While life is no picnic in the DR either, the DR fares better on most indices.  According to a 2010 article in Time, the life expectancy in the DR is 74; in Haiti, 61.  Literacy and incomes are higher in the DR.  The DR has experienced far less deforestation, has far more infrastructure (roads, housing, hospitals), and is overall more modern.  It's GDP is 10x higher than Haiti's, and the infant mortality rate 3-4 times lower.  We can't blame this on natural disasters, as the DR has experienced plenty of tropical weather too.

 

Of course, we can't blame it on the people either.  When Haitians immigrate to the U.S., they fare about as well as other Caribbean immigrants, and better on some measures.  Different colonial histories are part of the issue, but surely a big part of it is the corruption and instability of governments in Haiti for decades.  Indeed, if you want to blame a natural disaster, blame Hurricane Duvalier, which ravaged Haiti continuously for 30 years, and left a mess that still hasn't been fixed.

 

 

That the DR was right next door to Haiti was in the back of my mind when I posted above.  Good point, as usual, SJS.  I wonder that despite the proximity, perhaps there is a geographical challenge that the DR doesn't have that Haiti does?  I don't know, but yes, it's a mess politically and economically and so, perhaps, when these disasters DO come, it hurts more than their neighbors.  



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 12:48 AM

All was well when I returned to the SJS household.

My Aunt and Uncle work at the Venice (FL) Airport for Agape Flights, a charitable organization that supports American missionaries in Haiti. They flew a plane full of food and supplies down there today. It truly is a disaster area there. If you are looking to donate funds, I can vouch for Agape. Your money gets turned into food and supplies that will get to Haitians in need.

http://www.agapeflights.com/


I believe a good friend of my family is a pilot for that operation. Or was.




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