Because you never know when the very real false sense of security you have will come tumbling down around you…love and support your fellow-man. We’re all on this big round ball of life together.
This is perfect for the Moguls who live along the ring of fire. With this bed you can probably sleep right through the bumps in the night.
A Chinese man named Wang Wenxi has designed an earthquake-proof bed. This high-tech bed can automatically turn into a strongbox to help people survive an earthquake. And the bed’s thick frame can support a roof and the extra space inside its thick boards can store essential foodstuffs like canned goods and life sustaining water. They can help people survive for several days before being rescued, Wang said.
“I experienced the Xingtai and Tangshan earthquakes giving me more understanding of such natural disasters,” the retired 66-year-old said.
Haitian born Singer/Producer/Activist, Wyclef Jean has released a statement saying he will be “involved” in the November 28th election for President of the earthquake devastated country, but the extent of that involvement is yet to be determined. Wyclef has led a tireless fight to bring attention and assistance to the plight of his native country. Click the image for more….
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First of all I would like to commend the recording industry for making a quick move and organizing this event. Kudos! But when you look at the “stars” who were there to contribute their talent, you just may end up scratching your head. Now granted we had a few no names in the original but this line up is just a little suspect, Vince Vaughn? What is he , the comic relief? Lil Wayne singing Bob Dylan’s part?And how does Nipsey Hussle fit in the mix? I’m just saying.
This will be interesting. I don’t know if this could be saved. I just don’t know:(
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A powerful aftershock struck Haiti on Wednesday, shaking buildings and sending screaming people running into the streets only eight days after the country’s capital was devastated by a major earthquake.
The magnitude-6.1 temblor was the largest aftershock yet to the apocalyptic Jan. 12 quake that shattered Haiti’s capital. It was not immediately clear if it caused additional damage or injuries.
The new quake hit at 6:03 a.m. (1103 GMT) about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northwest of the capital of Port-au-Prince and 13.7 miles (22 kilometers) below the surface.
Wails of terror rose from frightened survivors as the earth shuddered at 6:03 a.m. The U.S. Geologic Survey said the quake was centered about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northwest of Port-au-Prince and was 13.7 miles (22 kilometers) below the surface. Continue reading
With all due respect Sir, if you can’t say anything nice, helpful, or insightful then don’t say anything at all. According to Pat, Haiti is experiencing this catastrophic event due to some kind of deal made with the devil to rid them of the French rule. Wow!! For real? Patrick?
“Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon III, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, we will serve you if you’ll get us free from the French. True story. And so, the devil said, okay it’s a deal. That island of Hispaniola is one island. It is cut down the middle; on the one side is Haiti on the other is the Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, etc. Haiti is in desperate poverty. Same island. They need to have and we need to pray for them a great turning to god and out of this tragedy I’m optimistic something good may come. But right now we are helping the suffering people and the suffering is unimaginable.”
This is a little outrageous to be speaking on this tragedy in such a way when it is affecting so many people. I wonder what he had to say about Hurricane Katrina? What are your thoughts Moguls?
Wyclef Jean’s has released a statement through the website for his organization, Yele Haiti, and provided a very easy way for you to help those devastated by the earthquake:
“Haiti today faced a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion, an earthquake unlike anything the country has ever experienced.
The magnitude 7.0 earthquake – and several very strong aftershocks – struck only 10 miles from Port-au-Prince.
I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse. The over 2 million people in Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. We must act now.
President Obama has already said that the U.S. stands ‘ready to assist’ the Haitian people. The U.S. Military is the only group trained and prepared to offer that assistance immediately. They must do so as soon as possible. The international community must also rise to the occasion and help the Haitian people in every way possible.”
Many people have already reached out to see what they can do right now. We are asking those interested to please do one of two things: Either you can use your cell phone to text “Yele” to 501501, which will automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (it will be charged to your cell phone bill), or you can click here to DONATE.
Moguls….I have to take a moment to address the situation in Haiti. Haiti is a country full of people of African descent….over 9 million people of African descent. The country was already extremely poor, politically unstable, and economically and politically isolated. A disaster of this magnitude could potentially devastate the already depressed socio-economic conditions for decades to come.
Not only the home of wonderful rum, fantastic artists, and Afro-Haitian rituals, Haiti was once the richest colony in the western hemisphere. It was the site of the second war for independence in the New World; a war precipitated by a slave revolt. The slaves won their freedom, and the right to independence. Despite this rich history, Haiti is now known for its immense and widespread poverty.
The Haitian people will need your help. Take some time to include the Haitian people in your thoghts and prayers. Do a quick web search and read up on their history and culture. Familiarize yourself with their plight….so that you will believe it is worth saving. Look for opportunities to help….just in case the world’s response to this disaster isn’t anymore comprehensive than the response to the country’s need for non-exploitative, sustainable economic and political alliances in the past.
Count Your Blessings,
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haitians piled bodies along the devastated streets of their capital Wednesday after the strongest earthquake to hit the poor Caribbean nation in more than 200 years crushed thousands of structures, from schools and shacks to the National Palace and the U.N. peacekeeping headquarters. Untold numbers were still trapped.
It seemed clear that the death toll from Tuesday afternoon’s magnitude-7.0 quake would run into the thousands. France’s foreign minister said the head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission was apparently among the dead.
International Red Cross spokesman Paul Conneally said a third of Haiti’s 9 million people may need emergency aid and that it would take a day or two for a clear picture of the damage to emerge. The United Nations said the capital’s main airport was “fully operational” and that relief flights would begin Wednesday.
Aftershocks continued to rattle the capital of 2 million people as women covered in dust clawed out of debris, wailing. Stunned people wandered the streets holding hands. Thousands gathered in public squares to sing hymns.
People pulled bodies from collapsed homes, covering them with sheets by the side of the road. Passersby lifted the sheets to see if loved ones were underneath. Outside a crumbled building the bodies of five children and three adults lay in a pile.
The United States and other nations — from Iceland to Venezuela — said they would start sending aid workers and rescue teams to Haiti on Wednesday as the start of a major emergency operation. The international Red Cross and other aid groups announced plans for major relief operations in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country.