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    Default FOX News' solution to the Haitian problem

    Fox News' arrogance and stupidity covers every topic. Read this Article.

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    Unbelievable! You cannot compare with east and west Germany as they are all Germans and the divide was not that old. How do they honestly think that the DR with all of it's own problems can take on Haiti's as well? That's the most stupid article I've read since the quake! But thanks for sharing!

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    Default The author of this article is a professor?

    ... Pontificating from a pinnacle of ignorance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilijou View Post
    Fox News' arrogance and stupidity covers every topic. Read this Article.
    I suppose you didn't read the byline:

    Daniel Rodriguez is co-founder of the Alliance for Economic Stability and an adjunct professor of International Business at Mercy College in New York.

    I suppose Fox prints an article by a one time contributor and all of a sudden this is seen as a proposal to meddle in Haitan and DR affairs? I think you should save your criticism for the author.

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    realistically it might be one of the outcomes with the best chance of succeeding - except its obviously not a merger of equals.

    imagine if along with acquiring haiti came $50B USD from the international community, spread out over 50 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilijou View Post
    Fox News' arrogance and stupidity covers every topic. Read this Article.
    I had read the article earlier today and I think his arrogance in making such a suggestion only matches his ignorance of Haitian/Dominican history. I am flabergasted at people who think they can **** through their mouth such nonsense and think we have no say in a possible merger between the two countries. What are we, puppets? is this a marriage arranged by matchmakers? please, we are ready and willing to help Haiti in any which way we can, but as good neighbors, cada uno en su casa, as my grandmother used to say: "comamos juntos y caguemos aparte" sorry for the vulgarity, but it's called for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Bye View Post
    realistically it might be one of the outcomes with the best chance of succeeding - except its obviously not a merger of equals.

    imagine if along with acquiring haiti came $50B USD from the international community, spread out over 50 years.
    Haiti could probably swallow up $50B USD over the next 50 MONTHS all by itself!

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    Fuel for the Dominican paranoia about the existence of an international conspiracy to unite the two countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip View Post
    I suppose you didn't read the byline:

    Daniel Rodriguez is co-founder of the Alliance for Economic Stability and an adjunct professor of International Business at Mercy College in New York.

    I suppose Fox prints an article by a one time contributor and all of a sudden this is seen as a proposal to meddle in Haitan and DR affairs? I think you should save your criticism for the author.
    Sure, they SHOULD have editors responsible for checking whether Haiti was ever under British and Dutch rule, or the comparison with East and West Germany. Maybe this one slipped through, but you only see this type of arrogance under Fox News (maybe CNN's former anchor Lou Dobbs). When's the last time you read something like this in the NY Times?

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    Default Some valid points but a ridiculous solution-

    The article in itself is not that bad meaning it does raise some valid historical points and hits the nail on the head regarding some crucial observations. However, his suggestion as a solution to Haiti's problem is where he goes overboard or puts his foot in his mouth.

    The author, in my opinion, presents two vast extremes: either leave the country the way it is and the vicious cycle of demise will repeat itself or merge with the DR. How would merging with the DR solve Haiti's political, economical and even to a certain extent social problems which are tied to the history of its destitute masses? A poor country like the DR with limited resources can not prop an economically downtrodden one.

    It's interesting that this article surfaces today after the first summit of twenty nations yesterday in Montreal, Quebec (Canada). The perception was one where no real solutions were made and no fixed $ amount has been decided upon for the suggested ten year rebuilding phase (minimum to get Haiti to where it was before the quake).

    In my opinion, Haiti's government current and future ones are responsible for rebuilding Haiti. I thoroughly support international aid from richer nations once channelled correctly. However, the captain of the ship must be Preval with the support of other government members. They are the driving forces behind this new phase in Haiti's future.



    -MP.
    Last edited by Marianopolita; 01-26-2010 at 04:36 PM.

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