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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

CATASTROPHIC EARTHQUAKE HITS HAITI



The quake, with a magnitude estimated at 7.0, caused the collapse of the National Palace, leveled countless shantytown dwellings and brought more suffering to a nation that was already the hemisphere’s poorest and most disaster-prone.

The earthquake was the worst in the region in more than 200 years and left the country in a shambles. As night fell in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s densely populated capital, fires burned near the shoreline downtown, but otherwise the city fell into darkness.





(photo from the NY Times here. )

BREAKING NEWS:

THE BBC REPORTS THAT AN EARTHQUAKE OF "CATASTROPHIC STRENGTH" HAS HIT THE CAPITAL OF HAITI, CAUSING WIDESPREAD DAMAGE.

Raymond Joseph, Haiti's ambassador to the US, told CNN: "I think it is really a catastrophe of major proportions."

Title of post links to BBC report.

More news to follow.

36 comments:

Colonel of County Court said...

so I think we are ready to roll. i will be the unofficial moderator- and will email rumpole if I see an improper comment. Sad about Haiti huh?

real fake blecher said...

how come you get to moderate?

Anonymous said...

uhho. here we go

EYEONQ said...

Earthquake in Haiti!!!

I'm first to say it:

SOMEBODY CALL THE Q!!!

anon said...

IS alex Michaels really a nightclub comic?

fake blecher said...

shut up idiot

hahha said...

Yeah- alex is a comic like you're a trial lawyer.

Anonymous said...

see? The FB and the RFB can never get along.

RFB said...

He started it- he called me an idiot. I just asked a simple question.

fake blecher said...

"he started it...he started it"

crybaby unoriginal piece of crap.

Colonel of County Court said...

NICE TRY- BUT I HAVE RUMPOLE'S EAR/

Anonymous said...

I thought this was going to be a Shumie chat. That's what the ad said on the civil blog.

colonel of County Court said...

7 words rumpole doesn't like either.

Anonymous said...

Shumie was in the JB today holding forth at a table expounding on his theories of life. Had a rapt audience.

wanna know? said...

Does shumie really leave work early?

Anonymous said...

yeah, and alex really headlines in vegas as a side job. He could- he's a funny guy- but the shumie time thing has NOTHING to do with shumie.

RFB said...

8:49 should be removed. And banned while you're at it. It's happened to him before.

colonel of County Court said...

try just the first letters of each word. Rump may allow that.

fake blecher said...

"ban him..ban him...wahh wahh wahh. I can't protect myself. I need other people to fight my battles. Wahh wahh wahh.,.."

Anonymous said...

s, p, f, c, cs, mf, and tt

even China would allow this!

fake alex michaels said...

what is dis bullsheeet???Of course I am funny man. Las Vegas sun times called me "hottest new comic". I will be at hardrock on super bowl weekend, Come see me. I will entertain you. Dis is bullsheeeet!

Anonymous said...

does shumie make any money off of shumie time?

eyeonshumietime said...

No- the guy copy righted "shumie time" and then built a web site during the viral phenomena phase of shumie time and then sold it for a small fortune. When shumie complained he was told that while someone cannot copyright a common name, :"shumie time" was a slogan and shumie isn't even really shumie's name.

Anonymous said...

I love making your fish chase the fish food. Very relaxing.

Anonymous said...

What is the status of the DUI PTD thing? DId it happen?

Anonymous said...

watching all this haiti coverage is getting me really depressed and sick. And we still discriminate against those that want to come here. those from a neighboring island can stay if they get here.

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE FILES ...

Three days after my posting "Election Update 2010" (where I listed the four incumbents Circuit Court Judges that had yet to file), one of those Judges has filed.

Group 12 – Bertila Soto

I do not claim to have anything to do with reminding Judge Soto to get that paperwork in to Tallahassee.

Cap Out ....

Anonymous said...

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

So many dead, so much destruction.

Terrible politics, terrible corruption.

A truly sad fate for this little country.

Anonymous said...

Exactly what types of Shumies are there?

Anonymous said...

it doesn't take much to see that the problems of State court clowns don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.

Anonymous said...

Why? Why in the name of all that is good on this earth would you allow these jokes and numerous post on what is a tragedy!

I am just sick to read this trash. Take down the nonsense and leave this open for real comments on this tragedy.

Ps. The State Department has set up a text donation for Haiti.


Text the word: HAITI

To Number: 90999

This will charge a $10 donation to the victims of Haiti.

ScientistonShumie said...

There's your standard; there's your original; there's your common; and there's your late arriving, there's your early leaving, there's your in trial, and you settlement shumie, and then there's your reticulated.

Reticulated: a shumie of a subspecies (shumie camelopardalis exitus work reticulata) found in northeast Africa, South Miami, and sometimes in northern Hialeah that has an affinity for large cigars and drives cars characterized by a deep chestnut-colored coat divided by a network of fine white lines into large geometric patches and chews the cud mostly on the left side of the mouth.

Those are your commonly recognized shumies.

Anonymous said...

I don't get it. A nation crumbles, and the voters (as few as there were) return a crooked commissioner to her seat on the city commission and all I see is stuff about that idiot Schuminer.

Oh well, Spence-Jones has to find the money to pay for her defense and what better way than to steal it from the citizens of Miami.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of morons who follow this blog. How could they write all this stupid, over-played shumie sh!t on a blog entry regarding the near-destruction of an already impoverished nation? Grow up little children and get a clue. There is a time and place for this juvenile crap (though I think there is NEVER a time and place for any of the Alex Michaels bullsheeet or Shumie entries b/c they are so lame)... but it certainly is not on a post about the tragedy which has befallen Haiti.

Anonymous said...

10:10..........it's easy to understand. The same jackasses that make court such a painful experience at times by their incompetence and pettiness think this nonsense is funny.

Just as they can't understand that the justice system deals with real people and that case decisions have real consequences, the suffering of people they don't know and the wasting of tax dollars don't even register on their radar.

Fortunately, it's probably only a couple of guys (if that many) chatting among and amusing themselves.

BTDT