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by Guysanto
Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Aiding is Abetting
Replies: 5
Views: 2805

Haiti's Folly of Dependence

Haiti's Folly of Dependence Guy S. Antoine Mar 11, 2002 "Haiti is now making payments to the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) on its arrears and credit commissions on loans that Haiti has signed and yet has never received. As a result, Haiti is now in a negative cash-flow position with the IAD...
by Guysanto
Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Aiding is Abetting
Replies: 5
Views: 2805

Aiding is Abetting

Published in April 2009 for Guernica Magazine. http://www.guernicamag.com/interviews/954/moyo/ Aiding is Abetting An interview with Dambisa Moyo | April 2009 African author and economist Dambisa Moyo on ending western aid to Africa now, what Bono and Geldoff don't get, and the deadening of African i...
by Guysanto
Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: A Boy Living in a Car
Replies: 0
Views: 1691

A Boy Living in a Car

March 29, 2009 Op-Ed Columnist A Boy Living in a Car By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF [quote] CAP HAITIEN, Haiti As America's unemployment rate rises, those paying the severest price aren't necessarily in Detroit or Miami. One of the newest street children here in this northern Haitian city is a 10-year-old b...
by Guysanto
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:22 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Amendments on Cuba passed in the USA, but...
Replies: 2
Views: 2029

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
by Guysanto
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Amendments on Cuba passed in the USA, but...
Replies: 2
Views: 2029

Amendments on Cuba passed in the USA, but...

Granma Internacional http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2009/march/lun23/The-blockade.html The blockade is still in place Amendments on Cuba passed in the USA Orlando Oramas León THE president of the United States, Barack Obama, has passed a $410 billion federal budget law which includes 8% more spending t...
by Guysanto
Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: "Barack Obama: change Haitians can believe in"? No...
Replies: 6
Views: 2559

Good call, Marilyn!
by Guysanto
Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: "Barack Obama: change Haitians can believe in"? No...
Replies: 6
Views: 2559

[quote]...suffer the same fate as JFK[/quote] Though this clearly cannot be excluded as a possibility, steeped in American political and racial history, I think that such fatalistic pronouncements are not helpful. Obama could have been assassinated during the primary or general presidential campaign...
by Guysanto
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Our Story
Topic: Paul Magloire et François Duvalier: les enfants de Vincent
Replies: 0
Views: 1989

Paul Magloire et François Duvalier: les enfants de Vincent

NÉS EN 1907 / Paul Magloire et François Duvalier : les enfants de Vincent Par Michèle Oriol En 1907, Tonton Nord, Alexis Nord, est au pouvoir depuis 1902, après avoir combattu, ville après ville, les hommes de Firmin : à Plaisance, au Limbé, à Saint-Michel de l'Attalaye, à Port-Margot, à Petit-Goâve...
by Guysanto
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Why This Black Catholic Is NOT Voting Obama
Replies: 50
Views: 19077

Oh now, I am really scared... but say, how do you know what you affirm? The Man upstairs and I are good pals and he tells me that the whole idea of indictment-trial-sentencing is so hilariously human in nature. Let's not let this distract us though and go back to the original issue. It seems like Ta...
by Guysanto
Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Alice Walker: We Can Offer What We Are
Replies: 3
Views: 2335

Some of the comments to the above piece, including mine: [quote]David Holzman Says: February 20th, 2009 at 11:49 am Although I agree with most of what you stand for I'm really disgusted with your one-sidedness vis a vis Israel and Gaza. Israel has faced the terrorism of rocket strikes from Gaza for ...
by Guysanto
Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Alice Walker: We Can Offer What We Are
Replies: 3
Views: 2335

Alice Walker: We Can Offer What We Are

http://codepink4peace.org/blog/2009/02/alice-walker-we-can-offer-what-we-are/ [quote]Alice Walker: We Can Offer What We Are Posted by admin - Thu, Feb 19, 2009 During the recent ruthless assault on the people of Gaza when so many people were injured or murdered, I lost my own sister; she had been il...
by Guysanto
Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: Who is Who in Haitian Diaspora
Replies: 0
Views: 1888

Who is Who in Haitian Diaspora

Who is Who in Haitian Diaspora by Féquière Vilsaint and Maude Heurtelou Copyright 2008, Educa Vision ISBN 13: 978-1-58432-495-9 ISBN 10: 1-58432-495-3 For information, please contact: Educa Vision Inc. 954-968-7433 e-mail: educa@aol.com web: www.educavision.com My comment: I enjoy finding about LOTS...
by Guysanto
Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: The New York Post's cartoon of infamy
Replies: 2
Views: 1899

The New York Post published a sort of apology today that really isn't and I will not even bother to reproduce it on this forum. My recommendation is to BOYCOTT THE NEW YORK POST! Only when their revenue dollars fall and it can be traced to a boycott action against their economic elitism and virulent...
by Guysanto
Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Haiti Private Sector Initiative
Replies: 2
Views: 2068

Thank you so much for all this information. It can serve as a point of reference for those who are seriously interested in business development in Haiti.
by Guysanto
Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: PROPOSITION D´UN DIALOGUE TRIPARTITE RELATIF AU DOSSIER
Replies: 0
Views: 1387

PROPOSITION D´UN DIALOGUE TRIPARTITE RELATIF AU DOSSIER

[quote] En ce début d'une nouvelle administration aux États-Unis, une information publiée dans les médias nationaux et internationaux a provoqué une perplexité générale : la déportation éventuelle vers leur pays d'Haitiens se trouvant sur le sol américain. Perplexité particulièrement chez les popula...
by Guysanto
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: The New York Post's cartoon of infamy
Replies: 2
Views: 1899

The New York Post's cartoon of infamy

Source: ColorOfChange.org [quote]Dear Friend, Yesterday, the day after President Obama signed his stimulus bill into law, the NY Post ran a cartoon depicting the bill's "author" as a dead monkey, covered in blood after being shot by police. You can see the image by clicking on the link below. In the...
by Guysanto
Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Guadaloupe riots turn paradise into war zone
Replies: 1
Views: 1078

Guadaloupe riots turn paradise into war zone

* Lizzy Davies, Paris * guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 18 February 2009 The public revolt on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe claimed its first victim today as an increasingly embattled Nicolas Sarkozy staked his presidency on efforts to calm social unrest caused by the economic crisis. Jacques ...
by Guysanto
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: A 'fraud' bigger than Madoff
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

A 'fraud' bigger than Madoff

[quote] Don't suppose that Transparency International has anything to say about this......... Charles Arthur[/quote] A 'fraud' bigger than Madoff Senior US soldiers investigated over missing Iraq reconstruction billions By Patrick Cockburn in Sulaimaniyah, Northern Iraq The Independent Monday, 16 Fe...
by Guysanto
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: biodiesel stove and wvo generator
Replies: 6
Views: 2445

[quote]Letting a young bright mind go to waste is a terrible thing.[/quote] In a nutshell, this has been the story of Haiti, as long as I have been aware of its social environment: letting young bright minds go to waste or with no serious alternative other than to leave the country. I am glad that y...
by Guysanto
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Extraordinary presentation on infrastructure development
Replies: 2
Views: 1620

More on the presenter... Source: Business Innovation Factory, http://www.businessinnovationfactory.com/bif-4/st-cat-laine.php [quote]Cat Lainé Deputy Director, Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group Born in the Bronx, New York, Cat Lainé spent most of her childhood in Southern California, wher...
by Guysanto
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Extraordinary presentation on infrastructure development
Replies: 2
Views: 1620

Extraordinary presentation on infrastructure development

Today, Ann Pale feels privileged to welcome in its midst a new member, Cat Lainé. In activating her membership, I was curious enough to seek information about the organization embedded in her e-mail address. This has led me to this video, which I want to share with you because I found it fascinating...
by Guysanto
Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: biodiesel stove and wvo generator
Replies: 6
Views: 2445

Georges, thanks for answering my questions. I hope that some of the visitors to my forum who live in the Miami area will take advantage of your gracious offer. If you ever come to the New York / New Jersey area and have the time to set a demonstration for interested folks up here, please contact me....
by Guysanto
Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Urgence de rassemblement du camp progressiste
Replies: 0
Views: 1481

Urgence de rassemblement du camp progressiste

Haiti : Urgence de rassemblement du camp progressiste Haiti se meurt sous le poids d'une classe politique égocentrique polycéphale samedi 14 février 2009 Le camp progressiste se trouve dans l'obligation de se rassembler pour canaliser dans une direction révolutionnaire les rébellions spontanées des ...
by Guysanto
Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: biodiesel stove and wvo generator
Replies: 6
Views: 2445

Georges, Welcome to Ann Pale! I am happy that you are willing to share your ideas (and energy processors) for Haiti's development on this platform. Indeed, one of Haiti's greatest need is an alternative to charcoal (used for cooking, baking, and dry cleaning) to combat or reverse the country's extra...
by Guysanto
Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Hello? Hello?
Replies: 3
Views: 2005

AKASAN-TV is a major initiative. I wish you, Jude, and all others involved a lot of success. By the way, I still have 14 sets of LAFIMEN, Vol. 1 (CD #1) and Vol. 2 (CD #2 and #3) available. I could still try to raise funds for Windows on Haiti, as you intended, but if I am not successful, I am open ...
by Guysanto
Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Hello? Hello?
Replies: 3
Views: 2005

Barb, I am bewildered as much as you. I don't really know what I can do about that.
by Guysanto
Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Grèv jeneral nan Gwagloup
Replies: 10
Views: 3030

Widy, mwen remake Martinique ap bouje tou. Eske yo sou menm echèl ak sa Guadeloupe yo, èske yo kowòdone, yo gen menm kòz yo, patisipan yo gen menm volonte pou yo reyisi elatriye? [quote]Blacks slam white minority in Martinique strike The Associated Press Friday, February 13, 2009 FORT-DE-FRANCE, Mar...
by Guysanto
Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Swiss to return six million dollars to Haiti
Replies: 1
Views: 1468

Six million dollars is not a lot of money. I am certain that Jean-Claude, his wife and his sisters, got away with FAR MORE than that. In addition, France has profited from the embezzlement of funds and the misery of the Haitian people. Switzerland too has benefited from holding that money for so lon...
by Guysanto
Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Haitians and Obama
Replies: 0
Views: 1670

Haitians and Obama

Haitians and Obama Tuesday 10 February 2009 by Ericq Pierre Submitted to AlterPresse on February 10, 2009 (What the first Black President of the United States should know about the world's first independent Black republic.) Twelve noon, January 20, 2009! Barack Hussein Obama takes the oath of offic...
by Guysanto
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Grèv jeneral nan Gwagloup
Replies: 10
Views: 3030

Widy, mwen konprann e mwen senpatize ak demann yo.

Men sepandan, lò mwen wè video yo, yo parèt tankou bèl kanaval makonnen ak bon jan tanbou pou leve danse plis pase manifestasyon nèg ki move kont lavichè. Sanble nèg lakay ou koul anpil papa.
by Guysanto
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Our Story
Topic: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution -PBS 1/25/09
Replies: 4
Views: 2944

Serge, I thought that Jean-Claude Martineau did a very credible job, too. His effort is another good addition to his already outstanding professional record.
by Guysanto
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Israel: Attack that killed girls 'reasonable'
Replies: 1
Views: 1251

Israel's arrogance is simply unbelievable. They do forget an important lesson in life: Who will weep when they reap what they sow?
by Guysanto
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Israel: Attack that killed girls 'reasonable'
Replies: 1
Views: 1251

Israel: Attack that killed girls 'reasonable'

The Associated Press Thurs., Feb. 5, 2009 JERUSALEM - The Palestinian doctor became a symbol of the Gaza offensive after he captivated Israeli TV viewers with a sobbing live report on the death of his three daughters in Israeli shelling. On Wednesday, Israel's military said its troops were fired on ...
by Guysanto
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Alternative Spring Break Haiti
Replies: 0
Views: 1635

Alternative Spring Break Haiti

What do think of when you hear someone say “let's go on spring break? “ Hitting the beach in Daytona Beach, Panama City, Cancun, Mexico or Kingston, Jamaica? Or snowboarding down the slopes in Colorado, Vermont or New Hampshire? Drinking yourself into a stupor or participating in risqué behaviors…? ...
by Guysanto
Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Republicans pick Steele on 6th round
Replies: 2
Views: 1597

In other news... For those who demand only the best of what life has to offer, the exclusive Visa Black Card is for you. The Black Card is not just another piece of plastic. Made with carbon, it is the ultimate buying tool. The Black Card is not for everyone. In fact, it is available to only 1% of U...
by Guysanto
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Guy Philippe officiellement candidat au Sénat
Replies: 2
Views: 1745

The Miami Herald Posted on Wed, Jan. 28, 2009 Haitian Senate candidate a wanted man BY JACQUELINE CHARLES AND JAY WEAVER How do you campaign for Haiti's parliament when you are one of America's most wanted men? Well, one-time coup leader Guy Philippe -- indicted in Miami on drug-trafficking charges ...
by Guysanto
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:02 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: The seeds of Latin America's rebirth were sown in Cuba
Replies: 0
Views: 1527

The seeds of Latin America's rebirth were sown in Cuba

There was one region that saw the bankruptcy of neoliberalism - and now the rest of the world is having to catch up. The seeds of Latin America's rebirth were sown in Cuba Seumas Milne The Guardian, Thursday 29 January 2009 On 9 October 1967, Che Guevara faced a shaking sergeant Mario Teran, ordered...
by Guysanto
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Soon to be former Governor Blagojevich
Replies: 7
Views: 3216

Well, like any rat caught in a trap, he is working his ass off to get out of the trap. Perhaps, there are some more delicate ways of translating it... As to my selected Haitian idiom at the end of my last post, "dan pouri gen fòs sou bannann mi", it's likely that every visitor to Ann Pale knows exac...
by Guysanto
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Soon to be former Governor Blagojevich
Replies: 7
Views: 3216

[quote]Blago doesn't have an ounce of finesse about him! And he obviously stepped on some very powerful toes![/quote] Off topic, but what you wrote reminds me of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the U.S. Atomic Bomb, as portrayed in the PBS documentary about his ordeals, two nights ago. Oppenhei...
by Guysanto
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Soon to be former Governor Blagojevich
Replies: 7
Views: 3216

The transcript of the interview is below. RACHEL MADDOW: Gov. Blagojevich, thank you for being here. It's nice of you to take the time. BLAGOJEVICH: Thank you. RACHEL MADDOW: You have handled this ordeal with a lot of political skill-- so far. The-- this-- this media tour that you have done in New Y...
by Guysanto
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Soon to be former Governor Blagojevich
Replies: 7
Views: 3216

Soon to be former Governor Blagojevich

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/27/blagojevich-rachel-maddow_n_161475.html On this forum, we have not so far ever discussed the Blagojevich political scandal in Illinois. While everybody in the national (and international) press was heaping ridicule on the Governor - I read the Financial Times...
by Guysanto
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Our Story
Topic: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution -PBS 1/25/09
Replies: 4
Views: 2944

Sorry to say, but while this rare exposure to the Haitian Revolution on American TV screens was welcome I found it underwhelming. I expected more input from better known or more prolific Haitian historians. The narration by no less than our current literary queen, Edwidge Danticat, was surprisingly ...
by Guysanto
Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: KAFE, YON KILTI ESTRATEJIK POU AYITI
Replies: 0
Views: 1462

KAFE, YON KILTI ESTRATEJIK POU AYITI

Version FLASH pour Internet vitesse moyenne http://web.me.com/prod.bonsai/icef/flash/kafe130.html Version FLASH pour Internet haute vitesse http://web.me.com/prod.bonsai/icef/flash/kafe400.html Version WINDOWS MEDIA VIDEO, haute vitesse et vitesse moyenne http://homepage.mac.com/prod.bonsai/cafe/Fil...
by Guysanto
Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Bushes snubbed Haitians to the end
Replies: 0
Views: 1703

Bushes snubbed Haitians to the end

South Florida Times CARIBBEAN CROSSROADS: Bushes snubbed Haitians to the end BY MARLEINE BASTIEN When he was running for governor of Florida, Jeb Bush secured hundreds of Haitian-American votes by making false promises. In 2003, Haitian advocates learned from a meeting with Congressman John Conyers ...
by Guysanto
Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: We have a dream
Replies: 0
Views: 1582

We have a dream

[quote]commonsense 711 We have a Dream John Maxwell Some of those waiting to take part in the inauguration of Barak Obama as President of the United States had been standing for hours, many with tears streaming down their cheeks. Some others had been standing for decades and others for centuries – K...
by Guysanto
Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Fidel: I don't expect to last beyond Obama's first term
Replies: 1
Views: 1449

As is often said, there is nothing certain but death and taxes. This means that Fidel, at 82 years of age and in precarious health, will depart this earth and he will be sorely missed by millions throughout the world. The occasion will also be, vainly, celebrated in the streets of Little Cuba in Mia...
by Guysanto
Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Fidel: I don't expect to last beyond Obama's first term
Replies: 1
Views: 1449

Fidel: I don't expect to last beyond Obama's first term

Former Cuban president praises US leader in online column and tells Cuban officials to make decisions without him Associated Press guardian.co.uk, Friday 23 January 2009 Fidel Castro has said he doubts he will make it to the end of Barack Obama's four-year term as US president and has instructed Cub...
by Guysanto
Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Israeli Prime Minister repeatedly embarrasses Bush & Condi
Replies: 5
Views: 2786

The article below goes to the core of the debate. "Who runs America" is a crucial question that newer generations of Americans, who have chosen to break with the past in electing a different kind of leader, ought now to answer instead of wallowing in complete ignorance of the suffering we repeatedly...
by Guysanto
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: What do you do when your company posts amazing losses
Replies: 2
Views: 1550

Source: The Huffington Poast The Unraveling of Merrill & Bank of America In early 2008, just as Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain was preparing to slash expenses, cut thousands of jobs and exit businesses to fix the ailing securities firm, he was also spending company money on himself, senior people at t...