Another quake in the caribean 5.8 near cayman islands

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  1. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    A strong 5.8 quake hit off shore in the Grand cayman area, reports very little damage with power outages
    Regards
    DW
     
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    JBnTX Ecclesiastes 12:13

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    Ain't got time for it!

    Obama has to save all those poor Blacks in Haiti, then make Haiti a state
    and create millions of new democrat voters.
     
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    Why do they have to be poor blacks?? Why can they not be poor Haitians?
     
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    Cause they are black??? Sounds like he was describing a color of skin and therefore black is an appropriate term. If he was talking about Canada, he would be just as accurate saying whites. Its just a color, we need to get over the racist connotation associate with calling someone black or white or w/e.
     
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    Tis the season for earth quakes, I suppose. Funny thing is, earth quakes are not biased. They'll hit Utah just as much as they'll hit Haiti, Russia, China, or even the republic of Kalifornia. Black or white or purple skin color, earth quakes don't seem to care about anyone's skin color, race, religion, sex or sexual preference. But I'll tell you this, it's all George Bush's fault.
     
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    You do know Haitians aren't all black you do you know that ?

    My grandmother is Haitian and she a far cry from being black or even considered black by Black Americans.

    You sound like a stereo typical uneducated American. You have black Haitians, indian Haitians, mulatto mixed Haitians, moreno spanish mixed Haitians and a few others.

    Predominantly, most Haitians are of African Background.
     
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    JBnTX Ecclesiastes 12:13

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    Let me clear it up for you guys.

    Haiti is 95% Black and the Dominican Republic is 11% Black.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_Republic
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiti

    Now do you really believe that the earthquake damage stopped at the
    border between the two countries? An earthquake of that magnitude
    did no damage in the Dominican Republic?

    How come we hear nothing of the damage in the Dominican Republic?
     
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    probably because no lives where lost

    DR has better building standards

    better supplies

    DR has less people per square/mile and nation wide as what Haiti has ( density)

    more people and construction workers educated in the building of buildings

    no high-rises or multi-levels on the border or near the quake epic center as what Port Au-Princes has

    must I go on?

    and btw your black statement sorry very racist or your trolling on racism imho.
     
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    Once again it doesn't matter if they are 95% black. They are Haitians before they are a color.
     
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    JBnTX Ecclesiastes 12:13

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    You're right, skin color has nothing to do with it.
    That was a poor choice of words on my part.

    But, I still believe Obama looks at them as future democrat voters.
     
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    Wonder how long before the filter here won't allow the word black?


    What? Oh, sorry........just musing to myself. Everyone can go back to being to being so.............very.............PC.....and so full of themselves now.

    **sigh**
     
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    Not every admonishment for inappropriate comments is a bow to the PC god. Sometimes when you say stupid and inelegant things they are just that, stupid and inelegant. Some people like to correct bad manners, for better or for worse.

    Words have meanings, referring to an entire country as "black" is just about as inelegant as it is inaccurate. Particularly when that country has suffered one of the woest natural disasters in my recent memory.

    Using the word is still pretty widely accepted when referring to a person, provided that the person's color has ANYTHING what-so-ever to do with the statement you're trying to make. He could have more easily said Haitians or just "people" and nobody would have said a word about the inelegant language.