Paul Shirley: Haiti Can Go Help Itself!

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Paul Shirley, a former journeyman NBA basketball player turned writer, is under fire today for recent comments about earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

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    Haiti is the land that evolution forgot. Average Haitian IQ, 72;
    birthrate 4 per woman, roughly twice the birthrate of white Americans. So you have a country of retards who probably are too stupid to figure out condoms. And of course, they're Catholic so even if they could figure out the condom, the church would discourage its use. Subpar IQ + high birthrate + Catholic church = disaster no amount of American money can fix. And when did Haiti become the 51st state? Obama had no business authorizing $100 million in American aid when one in ten americans are out of work and our country is $13 trillion in debt.

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    Wamu, you are such a fucking dipshit.
    You want money spent on golf courses instead of peoples lives.
    I hope you're being sarcastic because if you're not you're an even bigger idiot that this Shirley guy!

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    Crazygrl, fitting name. JH, I am Karmabringer, don't tell me what I'm going to do. I'm sure you're no saint! Lizz & Actually, actually(!), condoms have been in use for at least 1000 years. Go to any reputable museum with ancient artifacts & look for them. They are there. Just fyi.

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    thats wrong...it's not their fault they started out poor. and the condom thing was so out of proportion. we don't know if you probably got like 4 girls knocked up or something so hop off because you have know right to judge any human being that way. just to add it was also not their fault a natural disaster occured. oh and another thing you don't have to give them money because they wouldn't take it with that kind attitude any way..

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    Wow, hasn't it occurred to this guy that most of this money is never even going to make it to Haiti? Most of it is going to American organizations and the VAST MAJORITY of it will never leave American hands. You don't have to dig very far to see that most money that goes to international aid organizations is spent on very generous salaries for American "aid" workers, the nice cars and homes they have, and all the perks that go along with "saving the world" (e.g. fully paid weeks-long vacations home). Why do you think there were 10,000 foreign organizations working in Haiti over the last several years and at the time of the earthquake and the place was still an absolute disgrace? The self-serving nature of these organizations is precisely why I left the field after 10 years. (The most egregious offender is UNICEF, where I worked for a few years.) See this New York Times article for more: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/opinion/14kidder.html?scp=1&sq=haiti%20mountains&st=cse

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    Oh man... this guy is my new hero... I hope he finds another writing gig soon

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    well, his statement was definetly said the wrong way; but, it is not wrong....Haiti is tained with corruption. It is not a country of misguided children that have no idea of right from wrong, people....to blame their condition on ignorance is ignorant....Prior to it's becoming an independant nation, it was one of the most profitable exporting countries in the world. The misappropriated funds and complete lack of control brought this beautiful place into the squalor we all know it to be. It is a sad situation, indeed; but, they cannot simply be handed the money and food. They have proven that they cannot proplerly disperse it...who is starving in the streets? Not the grown men with machetes...it is the women and chilren that are. Who is in the mobs trying to get food, not the women and children...they are threatened to stay out of the way or they will be killed....this is not justa 3rd world country, it is hell...

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    He's a basketball player...nuff said.

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    Haiti is a country that existed so far only thanks to help of others up until the earthquake. Without all the help organizations this country would be even worse. The government is unable to perform its duties. Poverty is a huge problem as this country is one of the poorest in the world.
    In my opinion all these millions won´t change much in that country and it is like a black hole where you can throw money in and still no improvement is made. That´s just how poor the country is. All the infrastructure is in ruins and it will take years and countless millions to reconstruct all the roads, power lines, sewer and water system.
    I feel sympathy towards the people that suffered but this country needs better leaders and change in its conception.

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    WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY??? ALL TOO SPOILED AND INSTRANSIGENT. HOW CAN PEOPLE BE SO IGNORANT, UNTIL ALL OF YOU ARE IN THE HATIANS (OR ANY OTHERS THAT ARE IN A SIMILAR PREDICTAMENT) SHOES SHOULDNT COMMENT WITH EVEN THE MOST SLIGHTEST INSULTS. AND THEN THE DUMB ASS WHO TALKS BOUT BIRTH CONTROL SHOTS...WHAT TYPE OF BULLSHIT IS THAT?? PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF WHAT COLOR THEY ARE...HONESTLY IF THEY WHERE MAJORITY WHITE WOULD THERE BE SUCH HORRENDOUS FEEDBACK??? NO.
    WHAT HAVE PEOPLE COME TO WHEN ITS OK TO SPIT ON PEOPLE LOWER THAN THEM...SMH, PEOPLE NEED TO GET A GRIP AND SEE THE REAL ISSUES WITH IN THEMSELVES.




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