18 Jan 2010

The Disaster in Haiti

I know very little about it, but I do know that years of incompetent and corrupt government contributed to deaths.

Feel free to add more information in the comments.


  1. I also knew very little. History is always a friend. I share three popular pieces (i.e from wikipedia) that put the tragedy in context...




    Then, some useful pieces to qualify the "natural" on "natural disaster" (These, via http://greeneconomics.blogspot.com/)





    BTW. Many thanks and congrats for an excellent blog.

  2. WaterSourceWaterBank18 Jan 2010, 15:53:00

    The "tragedy" is that nothing has been learned. Billions of dollars have been sent to countries like Haiti and Zimbabwe with interest to be paid attached. We learned long ago in Costa Rica that we had to provide the school by building it for free with no money attached for corruption and with no I.O.U. or interest to be paid in a foreign currency over which the recipients had no control.

    In reading it appears Haiti's main problem is reliable water ... surprise surprise. In the days to come, it will become clear as to which idea is best ... raising prices ... or providing an alternative supply in preparation for the Big One.

    Bottom Line ... enough said.

  3. I have invented a system that can deliver water, via hoses, over long distances. It might help with the next earthquake location that loses its water supply.


    Please help me promote this idea.

  4. WaterSourceWaterBank20 Jan 2010, 18:34:00

    Wonder why those in a position to do so refrain from conducting mass air drops of food, water and basic medicines in the most devastated areas of Haiti ?

  5. THey started them on monday the 18th apparently...better late than never


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