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Old 01-12-2010, 04:54 PM
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Default 7.0 Quake hits Haiti

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Old 01-12-2010, 04:57 PM
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I fear the worst in this one, lets hope for the best.
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unbelievable ! not your typical place for earth quakes. I was expecting something like that to happen yesterday.
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My earthquake/sunami stock symbol TAYD up .50 in after hours trading from this report

besides that i hope everyone is ok
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Semper Fi-sh View Post
My earthquake/sunami stock symbol TAYD up .50 in after hours trading from this report

besides that i hope everyone is ok
I use to trade a stock years ago that moved on earthquake news. It had nothing to do with anything about earthquakes either. Someone started trading it as a earthquake play and it caught on?????? boy would that thing move. Can't think of the name though....I think it got delisted
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Originally Posted by boatmanalso View Post
I use to trade a stock years ago that moved on earthquake news. It had nothing to do with anything about earthquakes either. Someone started trading it as a earthquake play and it caught on?????? boy would that thing move. Can't think of the name though....I think it got delisted
TAYD moved from 2-10 dollars I beleive after the quake in Asia that caused that sunami hitting Thailand like 4 years ago.. check out the chart..its looks like a seismic chart plotter in itself..since then i've been following it..

http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=T...urce=undefined
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Sucks cuz those guys have had 4 hurricanes too.
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Where's Gringo in relationship to this
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:18 AM
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Having been to Haiti, it may be for the best. Certainly not any human loss but maybe the international community will come in and improve some things. At one time, Haiti was the most impoverished country in the western hemisphere.
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Where's Gringo in relationship to this
He's 250 miles north-north east of there.
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Good thing there weren't any sunamis involved. They would have changed their national anthem to Surfing USA. Half the population could have made it to Florida within an hour or 2.
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There are estimates that this could be one of the deadliest natural disasters ever. It is terrible what happened down there and the death toll is only going to rise. At least many countries of world are sending assistance. The US is sending the Comfort ship, the USS Carl Vinson, numerous other ships and possibly 2000 marines for starters.
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Originally Posted by bstnsportsfan View Post
There are estimates that this could be one of the deadliest natural disasters ever. It is terrible what happened down there and the death toll is only going to rise. At least many countries of world are sending assistance. The US is sending the Comfort ship, the USS Carl Vinson, numerous other ships and possibly 2000 marines for starters.
Prayers are needed for that area, this is going to be very bad when it is done and on top of that I do not think they are prepared for anything like this down there.
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I am by no means an expert on the subject, but it will be interesting how this effects such an empoverished country. The Mass exodus from Haiti has been extreme. I don't know what causes such economic failure, but these people have been loading themselves into boats under conditions that rival trips from africa centuries ago

the average annual income of a Haitian Adult = $250.00.
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Originally Posted by Mike Boehler View Post
I am by no means an expert on the subject, but it will be interesting how this effects such an empoverished country. The Mass exodus from Haiti has been extreme. I don't know what causes such economic failure, but these people have been loading themselves into boats under conditions that rival trips from africa centuries ago

the average annual income of a Haitian Adult = $250.00.

An an employment rate (where someone earns more than $1,500 per year) that is under 20% . . . World Bank estimates
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Times like this are when the U.S. shows the kind of country we are. Looks like we are on the ground and doing as much as possible in an almost impossible situation - no power, impassable roads, no working government and really NO infrastructure. Unbelievable logistical challenge. An obvious job for the military. Next step seems to be getting the stuff into the country form the airport.

The Brits, French, Chinese, Canadians are also already on the ground. Good to see political bullsh*t stops when needed.

A close friend works with his church currently building a hospital but it is in a very rural area....Apparantly mostly unaffected as far as they know now.
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Originally Posted by Mike Boehler View Post
I am by no means an expert on the subject, but it will be interesting how this effects such an empoverished country. The Mass exodus from Haiti has been extreme. I don't know what causes such economic failure, but these people have been loading themselves into boats under conditions that rival trips from africa centuries ago

the average annual income of a Haitian Adult = $250.00.
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An an employment rate (where someone earns more than $1,500 per year) that is under 20% . . . World Bank estimates
Last night on the news they said many live on less than $2 a day and that the unemployment rate was 33% but many are day jobs. They recounted a brief history mentioning 30 coup d'états, etc.


I know that the Dominican Republic is a tourist destination but was supprised to hear that 40,000 US citizens call Haiti home according to the news last night.
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Pat Robertson said they made a deal with the devil. What a disgusting, senile old man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5TE99sAbwM
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Pat Robertson said they made a deal with the devil. What a disgusting, senile old man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5TE99sAbwM
Agreed - the history of that place is one that no Colonial power should be proud of. Seems the most peaceful and relatively "prosperous" time was in the mid 19th century when they were pretty much left alone for a while.

As far as Robertson - Keith Obermann had a response yesterday "in-kind" to Robertson and Limbaugh and it is posted on youtube.

The coverage on TV is very hard to watch. I was struck by the number of buildings that were masonry based AND had rebar protruding from the rubble - I guess it wasn't in the right places? It seems unlikely that the correct type of equipment can get where needed to save anyone currently under debris. How sad.
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I had the opportunity to go to Haiti about once a month for a few days fin 2002 and 2003. Our project was in northern Haiti and we entered through Cap-Haitian which has an airport. Never been to Port a' Prince, but from the photos it looks just like Cap-Haitian. If that is the case, the whole city probably collapsed. The conditions there are terrible.

I found the majority of the Haitian people to be extremely warm and friendly and the hardest working group I have seen. We were doing a construction project and had locals on our crew as well as dealing with towns people. FYI, our wage rate as dictated by the government was $7 per day.

That said, it is the only place I have ever been that you saw people walking around town carrying automatic weapons. There were areas of Cap-Haitian we saw as we drove through that I would not want to visit. Take the worst part of the town you live in and multiply it by about 10.

The Haitian people do need help and I hope what ever we send finds it's way to the people in need. that has always been part of the problem. In Haiti it doesn't seem to matter who is in control, left or right, they all end up with massive corruption.
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