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by admin
Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: South Africa is losing its way - Desmond Tutu
Replies: 9
Views: 5652

Thank you, Empress, for the clarification. Mwen panse ou t'ap fE ekilib ant inivE espirityEl la ak depatman legal la, se sak fE mwen te pale sou anbivalans sa pi wo. Men mwen kontan wE ke se sou lwa (konstitisyonEl ou administratif) n'ap pale, se pa sou Lwa Ginen yo. Men sepandan, men ki pawOl ou di...
by admin
Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Our Story
Topic: Dessalines’ Death: What Really Happened At Pont Rouge?
Replies: 6
Views: 5765

[quote]That particular person was a charismatic speaker like Aristide but the movement was bigger than just one individual person or man.[/quote] Empress, I agree with you that Haiti's revolutionary movement was bigger than just one individual person. No hesitation about that! It started well before...
by admin
Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: The Emerging Skin-Whitening Industry
Replies: 5
Views: 4604

Now to go back on topic. Would you include Michael Jackson in that category? He used to be such a fine looking young man. What happened to him? Was it skin disease or mental disease? Anyway, the way he looks is really none of my business on a personal level, but perhaps we should be grateful that th...
by admin
Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: The Emerging Skin-Whitening Industry
Replies: 5
Views: 4604

Hi! This is just a little editorial comment on your use of the forum, Empress. I am truly impressed. I am not sure exactly how you go about it, but it appears that you go to all the different categories and you read all articles of interest, whether they were posted yesterday or several years before...
by admin
Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: South Africa is losing its way - Desmond Tutu
Replies: 9
Views: 5652

Thanks, Empress! I'll go back to your comments about "laws" and "lwas", if only to have you clarify them for me. This is what you wrote: [quote]I am not sure I understand what you mean by the return to the law? What law, the lwa established by the Haitian governmental body and written in the constit...
by admin
Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Haitians deserve protected status
Replies: 1
Views: 2615

See comments by "Curious in NJ".
by admin
Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Haitians deserve protected status
Replies: 1
Views: 2615

Haitians deserve protected status

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/sfl-25forum33sep25,0,5362577.story?coll=sfla-news-opinion IMMIGRATION Haitians deserve protected status By Steven David Forester September 25, 2006 An Aug. 24 editorial rightly asked President Bush to grant Haitians temporary protected status. U.S. Rep. Alcee...
by admin
Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:06 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Human rights, not politics, should be priority for Haiti
Replies: 30
Views: 24853

Thank you. We, too, are moving along.
by admin
Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:05 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Human rights, not politics, should be priority for Haiti
Replies: 30
Views: 24853

right under our nose...
by admin
Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:04 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Human rights, not politics, should be priority for Haiti
Replies: 30
Views: 24853

just like that...
by admin
Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:01 am
Forum: Our Story
Topic: Bisantnè lanmò Desalin
Replies: 12
Views: 7944

[quote]Si you rankont konsa ta rive fèt, eske se nan dat 17 oktòb la li tap fet oubyen, eske li tap fèt you lòt jou (15 oktòb) pou pèmèt moun ki lekòl yo patisipe?[/quote] Anacaona, I was waiting and hoping for a greater response from forum members. But a number of commemorative events are being pla...
by admin
Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:21 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Human rights, not politics, should be priority for Haiti
Replies: 30
Views: 24853

Hmm...
by admin
Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:13 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: South Africa is losing its way - Desmond Tutu
Replies: 9
Views: 5652

[quote]he questioned why a respect for the law, environment and even life, were missing in South Africa[/quote] I, too, felt that those words were equally applicable to Haiti and Haitians. Regardless of whom to blame for the deviation, we must return to a respect for the law, for the environment and...
by admin
Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: South Africa is losing its way - Desmond Tutu
Replies: 9
Views: 5652

South Africa is losing its way - Desmond Tutu

S Africa is losing its way - Tutu Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu has warned that South Africa is in danger of losing its moral direction. He said it had failed to sustain the idealism that ended apartheid and warned of growing ethnic divisions. Referring to South Africa's high murder rate and the r...
by admin
Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Worrisome abuse of a Venezuelan Official at JFK
Replies: 1
Views: 2225

Worrisome abuse of a Venezuelan Official at JFK

http://www.comcast.net/news/index.jsp?cat=GENERAL&fn=/2006/09/24/483767.html Venezuelan Official Detained at JFK By IAN JAMES, Associated Press Writer Sun Sep 24, 5:39 AM NEW YORK - Venezuela's foreign minister said he was illegally detained for 90 minutes by officials at a New York airport and accu...
by admin
Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Deadly Superstition
Replies: 9
Views: 6526

[quote]But Christianity is a religion that lives in the public eye, with an identifiable authorities that must take responsibility for her activity in society. [/quote] There must be some missing words here, but I imagine that the claim is that "Christianity is a religion that lives in the public ey...
by admin
Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Commission Episcopale Nationale Justice et Paix report
Replies: 17
Views: 7922

Bouli, I sort of anticipated your response earlier and that's why I wrote the following: [quote] People say "In God we trust" when their actions clearly show that they only believe in Gold (or the dollar sign). People say "God bless America" when God did not create any political boundaries. This God...
by admin
Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Commission Episcopale Nationale Justice et Paix report
Replies: 17
Views: 7922

[quote]Only experts with special privilege know the right time to be in the wrong place, were able to bring foreign whores to their slums friends, assisted secret gangs meetings (Aristide always left early)… [/quote] [quote]Mr. Antoine, is it general practice to refer to women as "whores" on this si...
by admin
Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:40 am
Forum: Our Story
Topic: Bisantnè lanmò Desalin
Replies: 12
Views: 7944

Bouli, mèsi pou sijesyon-w lan. Mwen panse se yon bagay pozitif. M'ap gade si sa enterese lòt moun. An menm tan m'ap mande tèt mwen konbyen ayisyen pral menm fè ka lanmò Desalin. Jan youn nan yo di mwen avanyè menm: "Nou pa fèt pou nou selebre memwa yon nèg konsa. Nèg sa, yon sèl bagay li te konnen ...
by admin
Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: God bless America (et blesse les non-américains?)
Replies: 0
Views: 2427

God bless America (et blesse les non-américains?)

People say "In God we trust" when their actions clearly show that they only believe in Gold (or the dollar sign). People say "God bless America" when God did not create any political boundaries. This God favoring America or Israel or any other country on Earth is pure bull from some people's imagina...
by admin
Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Commission Episcopale Nationale Justice et Paix report
Replies: 17
Views: 7922

[quote]UN soldiers have a history of raping men, women, boys and girls in Haiti. Those who invited these predators to the country committing such christian scenes should also face justice.[/quote]
Bouli, christians have raped, but rape is not christian.
by admin
Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Our Story
Topic: Bisantnè lanmò Desalin
Replies: 12
Views: 7944

Bisantnè lanmò Desalin

Dat bisantnè sa ap mache sou nou vit e prese. Ki jan w panse nou ta fèt pou selebre memwa nèg sa ki ban nou yon peyi nou rele Ayiti depi 1804? La date du bicentenaire de la mort de Jean-Jacques Dessalines arrive à grands pas. Quelle serait la meilleure façon de célébrer la mémoire du fondateur de no...
by admin
Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: The Tale of Two Genocides:
Replies: 5
Views: 3638

The Tale of Two Genocides:

[quote]The Tale of Two Genocides: The Failed US Response to Rwanda and Darfur By Africa Action Wednesday 11 August 2006 Africa Action is the oldest Africa advocacy organization in the U.S. Its mission is to change U.S. Africa relations to promote political, economic and social justice in Africa. Afr...
by admin
Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:15 am
Forum: HT/RD issues
Topic: The shadow of Trujillo
Replies: 0
Views: 2230

The shadow of Trujillo

National Catholic Reporter, September 15, 2006 The shadow of Trujillo By JOHN J. McLAUGHLIN In a town called Liberty, in the Dominican Republic, a sinister past is being resurrected. Yuly Ramírez Estafa, born there in 1984, found herself ensnared by the shadow of that past last year, and has yet to ...
by admin
Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: Kaptenn Koukourouj
Topic: Mo nèf nan kreyòl Ayiti a
Replies: 10
Views: 6287

Mwen pa siyen ni ak youn ni ak lòt. Tout ko se ko. Se kominis nou ye. Mwen fout arete nou tout. Ni ou Kaptenn, ni ou Frantz, ni lòt kanmarad la tou. Ay! Pa sezi mesye, se satiyèt m'ap satiyèt nou. Pèsonèlman, mwen pap itilize ni "IZ" ni "IZM". Mwen prefere mete mo "SISTÈM" lan (oswa yon lòt mo) deva...
by admin
Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: About Films
Topic: Ghosts of Cite Soleil and other films on Haiti
Replies: 8
Views: 5008

[quote]Was the white french lady the real lover of the two brothers or did the bad taste of the Leth family went sofar as to hire a danish porn actress (with a french name) to sleep with them?[/quote] Try not to confuse Junior Leth's movie with Senior Leth's upcoming movie of his exploits with an un...
by admin
Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:34 am
Forum: About Films
Topic: Film: "Heading South"
Replies: 3
Views: 4294

Though Charlotte Rampling is said in the movie to have a British accent, I found her French diction marvelous. One thing I know for sure is that she is not an aging Danish porn actress, posing as a social worker to take pictures of Legba's derriere (rhymes with Laferriere, doesn't it?) Anyway, that ...
by admin
Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: To be SMART or RIGHT : What's your preference?
Replies: 5
Views: 4070

Harvard, your reply was funny and insightful. I got a good laugh out of it. I now recognize that "smart but stupid" is also a possibility. To put it better, one can be smart and unintelligent. You are absolutely right. Hence your conclusion: "bush is smart but not intelligent". [quote]and he is nice...
by admin
Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: To be SMART or RIGHT : What's your preference?
Replies: 5
Views: 4070

What's your view of U.S. President George Bush and his conduct of foreign policy in particular? For the most part, would you say that he has been: a) RIGHT (in his assessment of what's GOOD and EVIL in the world) b) WRONG (he got it all backward) c) SMART (in his endeavor to protect and advance U.S....
by admin
Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: About Films
Topic: Film: "Heading South"
Replies: 3
Views: 4294

Sex, struggles and oblivion in Haiti

"Heading South": Sex, struggles and oblivion in Haiti Movie Review By Tom Keogh Special to The Seattle Times http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/movies/2003223404_heading25.html Sexual rapture and cultural exploitation merge into something quite horrifying, almost gothic, in "Heading South," an un...
by admin
Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: About Films
Topic: Film: "Heading South"
Replies: 3
Views: 4294

The sex tourism trade in Haiti

The sex tourism trade in Haiti * Troubles abound in an artificial paradise Interpersonal politics, cultural gulfs, sex trade in Haiti are explored HAP ERSTEIN Cox News Service | Fri, Sep. 08, 2006 Most depictions of the imperialist sport of sex tourism show the predator to be male. But in Laurent Ca...
by admin
Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: The Lancet 'survey': full disclosure needed
Replies: 9
Views: 5985

Well, your name sounds conspicuously Haitian.
by admin
Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: HT/RD issues
Topic: MIGRATION: SITUATION A LA FRONTIERE NORD
Replies: 1
Views: 2332

Edwin, merci de nous informer sur une situation qui est toujours inquiétante et sur laquelle nous discutons très peu (trop peu). Je te prie de continuer et de nous lancer des appels de temps en temps. Ak pasyans, n'a wè lonbrit foumi.
by admin
Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: To be SMART or RIGHT : What's your preference?
Replies: 5
Views: 4070

To be SMART or RIGHT : What's your preference?

That question just came to me today, out of the blue. I would like to know what is your take on this. The opposite of SMART is STUPID. The opposite of RIGHT is WRONG. You could think of it as it applies to your personal life. What makes you feel better about yourself? Also, how do you prefer to be p...
by admin
Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Qui dirige Haïti?
Replies: 3
Views: 2978

"Qui dirige Haiti? Qui Finance Dirige." C'est une réponse très très perspicace, Senou. Mais il faudrait en dire davantage. "Who governs Haiti?" Senou answered: "Who directs the flow of money." (my translation). I think that Senou is pointing to a very promising avenue for deciphering the crisis in H...
by admin
Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: God has had it!
Replies: 5
Views: 4355

Mwen panse ou te konvEti? Se blofe ou tap blofe mwen?
by admin
Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: HAITI - The Return of Aristide
Replies: 2
Views: 2644

HAITI - The Return of Aristide

HAITI - The Return of Aristide (by Brian Concannon Jr., IRC) Monday 28 August 2006, by Manuela Garza IRC - Say “the return” when discussing Haiti, and people who follow events in the country know you are talking about the return of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from his exile in South Afri...
by admin
Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: Our Story
Topic: Rename the Island: Quisqueya, not Hispaniola
Replies: 3
Views: 4954

Rename the Island: Quisqueya, not Hispaniola

Rename the Island: Quisqueya, not Hispaniola Source: la_voz_taino@yahoo.com la_voz_taino "Quisqueya" honors Taino culture whereas "Hispaniola" recalls the Amerindian genocide By Odette Roy Fombrun The Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic share a Caribbean island, one of the four islands of t...
by admin
Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: God has had it!
Replies: 5
Views: 4355

And God sayeth unto man: I've had it! By Rev. John F. Hudson | August 23, 2006 MAKING HIS first public remarks in more than 1,000 years, God appeared in the heavens yesterday and ordered all world religions founded in His/Her name to ``immediately take a well-deserved and long overdue time-out." At ...
by admin
Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Un monde meilleur est possible
Replies: 1
Views: 2747

L'ami Fidel

L'ami Fidel Alexandre Trudeau La Presse Fils de l'ancien premier ministre canadien Pierre Eliott Trudeau, l'auteur est journaliste et documentariste. J'ai grandi en sachant que, dans le panthéon de nos liaisons et amitiés familiales, Fidel Castro était parmi nos plus intimes. À la maison, nous gardi...
by admin
Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:24 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Issue: Is rape an integral part of Haitian culture?
Replies: 0
Views: 2655

Issue: Is rape an integral part of Haitian culture?

I conducted an informal survey among friends and associates on Mambo Racine's recent claims on the Corbett List, pertaining to sexual violence in Haiti and generally how men and women perceive their respective sexual roles in the society. I have separated men's views from women's, should there be an...
by admin
Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: America's One-Eyed View of War
Replies: 3
Views: 2692

America's One-Eyed View of War

Published on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 by the Independent / UK America's One-Eyed View of War: Stars, Stripes, and the Star of David There are two sides to every conflict - unless you rely on the US media for information about the battle in Lebanon. Viewers have been fed a diet of partisan coverage w...
by admin
Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Deportees from the US - thowing fuel on the fire
Replies: 6
Views: 3925

To re-incarcerate the deportees seems hardly a solution to me. [quote]ls seront gardés dans un centre carcéral en attendant leur éventuelle réinsertion dans la société.[/quote] Whoopty doo! They will be re-incarcerated, pending their eventual re-insertion (read release or break from jail) in society...
by admin
Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Can believers actually help Haiti?
Replies: 45
Views: 31192

Surely, Gélin must question the wisdom, fairness and even the worth of the "God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob" who behaves worst than any so-called "Satan" when it comes to mistreating the Children of the Amalekites (see: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Samuel%2015%20;&version=31; Jaf...
by admin
Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Can believers actually help Haiti?
Replies: 45
Views: 31192

I knew I could count on you to put some water in EV's wine (to put it in Krenglish). Well, Gelin, that was not my intention. I just wanted to make clear that you had not made any unfair use of the forum by illustrating your view points. As for "putting some water in EV's wine" ('mete dlo nan diven-...
by admin
Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Can believers actually help Haiti?
Replies: 45
Views: 31192

May Ezili guide us to wisdom!
Are you a Ezili lover or worshipper?
by admin
Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Can believers actually help Haiti?
Replies: 45
Views: 31192

Please do not use this good forum which is for all Haitians... I am sorry to have to write these words since this is not my forum... Well, the forum [and those that preceded it or will follow it on WOH] is my initiative and has always been mine to manage until I find a way to pass the baton to some...
by admin
Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Our Story
Topic: UN PAYS PHARE QUI S'APPELAIT HAITI
Replies: 2
Views: 3729

UN PAYS PHARE QUI S'APPELAIT HAITI

[quote] IL ETAIT UNE FOIS UN PAYS PHARE QUI S'APPELAIT HAITI par Gérard Bissainthe Le temps passe et cela fait déjà cinquante ans! Je ne m'en serais même pas rendu compte si je n'avais reçu presque coup sur coup deux invitations: une à participer à la réédition de l'ouvrage "Des Prêtres Noirs s'Inte...
by admin
Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:32 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: "Our Lady" and the War in the Middle-East
Replies: 5
Views: 4001

Our Lady is named "Ezili" (in Haitian) or "Erzilie" (in French). I don't know if there are official Spanish or English appellations for her. Like the early PC Game heroine Carmen ("Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego"), she assumes multiple identities and travels around the world. She may appear t...
by admin
Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: About Music
Topic: A 58 ans, l’orchestre Septentrional se rajeunit
Replies: 0
Views: 2473

A 58 ans, l'orchestre Septentrional se rajeunit

Haiti-Musique : A 58 ans, l'orchestre Septentrional se rajeunit lundi 7 août 2006 Par Gérard Maxineau Soumis à AlterPresse le 4 août 2006 « La boule de feu internationale », l'orchestre Septentrional a célébré le 27 juillet dernier, au Cap-haitien, ses 58 ans d'existence. « Septen va durer...durer.....