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(Washington Post)   Sean Penn to demolish Haiti's National Palace, explains his dad has an ultimate set of tools, he can fix it   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 44
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2012-08-22 01:43:41 PM
It'll show up with "Duvalier rules" spray painted on it.
 
2012-08-22 02:35:48 PM
That may be my favorite headline this week.
 
2012-08-22 02:45:59 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

dont fark with it
 
2012-08-22 05:22:03 PM
People on ludes should not drive.

/I say or think that at least once a day.
 
2012-08-22 05:49:59 PM
"My brother's gonna kill us! He's gonna kill you, he's gonna kill me...he's gonna kill us!"

"Hey man, just be glad I had fast reflexes."

"My brother's gonna SHIAT!!"

"Well make up your mind dude, is he gonna shiat or is he gonna kill us?"

"First he's gonna shiat, then he's gonna kill us!"
 
2012-08-22 05:50:38 PM
Why is it libs are always so interested in tearing things down? It's always about destruction and never about building things up.
 
2012-08-22 05:54:54 PM
"You Dick!"
 
2012-08-22 05:57:46 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Why is it libs are always so interested in tearing things down? It's always about destruction and never about building things up.


0/10

Either your cognitive disconnect with reality is showing, or you're stupid. Either way, fail post.
 
2012-08-22 06:00:32 PM
Sean Penn is an ultimate tool.

/although I respect him for making fun of himself on Colbert
 
2012-08-22 06:00:45 PM
They should move the capitol to somewhere without fault lines.
 
2012-08-22 06:00:52 PM
I wish there was a "redeemed himself slightly from a lifetime of douchenozzled idiocy" tag instead. It just seems so dirty, and not in a good way, to say hero about Sean Penn.
 
2012-08-22 06:01:54 PM
Yeah, but what's he gonna do about the full crowd at the food lines?
 
2012-08-22 06:04:47 PM
"You Dick!"

"Hey bud, what's your problem?"
 
2012-08-22 06:04:48 PM
Hurrdee hurr hoo carez wut AKTERS have to say?

derp derp derp derp derp derp derp derp derp derp derp derp derp
 
2012-08-22 06:05:20 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Why is it libs are always so interested in tearing things down? It's always about destruction and never about building things up.


Why is it you are such a simpleton?
 
2012-08-22 06:07:21 PM

DidyoumeanDark: AverageAmericanGuy: Why is it libs are always so interested in tearing things down? It's always about destruction and never about building things up.

Why is it you are such a simpleton?


Most nuance is hair splitting navel gazing for libs.
 
2012-08-22 06:10:03 PM
How long ago was that earthquake? How much money did we sink into that shiat hole? They STILL haven't cleaned the damn place up?
 
2012-08-22 06:16:40 PM
WHY HE SPENDIN' HIS MONEYS OUTSIDE THE US of A HELPIN' COUNTRIES THAT AIN'T EVEN HIS. COMMUNIST TRAITOR LIBRUHL HOMASEXHUL.
 
2012-08-22 06:17:10 PM

Ummon: How long ago was that earthquake? How much money did we sink into that shiat hole? They STILL haven't cleaned the damn place up?


Why would any transnational corporation with a vested interest in Haiti's resources be interested in seeing the place "cleaned up?"

Things would get more expensive, for one thing.
 
2012-08-22 06:19:14 PM
Maybe he can get Mark Cutback Davis or Bob Jungle Death Gerard to help.
 
2012-08-22 06:27:15 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Why is it libs are always so interested in tearing things down? It's always about destruction and never about building things up.


This. Low-interest green energy loans were about tearing things down, not building things up...

...uh...

you know what, I'll just go over there, now.
 
2012-08-22 06:31:22 PM
Fast Times had 3 future Best Actor Oscar Winners. Can you name them?
 
2012-08-22 06:37:41 PM

torr5962: Fast Times had 3 future Best Actor Oscar Winners. Can you name them?


Nicolas Cage, Nicolas Cage, Nicolas Cage.
 
2012-08-22 06:55:20 PM
No need to clean it up. The impending tropical storm / hurricane should make short work of it.
 
2012-08-22 06:58:36 PM
Why is Haiti the way that it is, anyhow? Do they simply lack the infrastructure to support corportations coming in and abusing workers out of poverty, or do they actually have laws or ideals that work against them?

/Serious question
 
2012-08-22 07:15:04 PM

skobot: torr5962: Fast Times had 3 future Best Actor Oscar Winners. Can you name them?

Nicolas Cage, Nicolas Cage, Nicolas Cage.


abcnews.go.com 
you called?
 
2012-08-22 07:21:46 PM

Alonjar: Why is Haiti the way that it is, anyhow? Do they simply lack the infrastructure to support corportations coming in and abusing workers out of poverty, or do they actually have laws or ideals that work against them?

/Serious question


I was wondering that myself seeing as their neighbor doesn't seem to have near as many problems as they do
 
2012-08-22 07:28:38 PM

Alonjar: Do they simply lack the infrastructure


I was there in January, and pretty much this. People ask me what Haiti needs to do... I have no clue. The culture and government are so dysfunctional it's hard to accomplish small things let alone massive civil projects. It's not entirely their fault - they've been abused for centuries by other cultures. But now what? How do you instill work ethic, pride, and long-term planning into a culture that's been cheated for generations?

The electrical grid is the simplest example. Port Au Prince has electricity and some water/sewer, but between the earthquake and general poor maintenance, it's in bad shape. The power goes out daily, often for hours at a time. Repair would be expensive... but theft is common. A high percentage of connected users are not actually paying for it, so there's not even enough income to cover operating costs, let alone expansion. The money and resources pretty much need to come from outside, and most of the world isn't in a good position right now to dramatically boost aid. Any serious electrical users have their own generators, and with no emissions regulations, it makes the air quality problem even worse.

However, you're on the right track. "Digicel" is clearly the massive employer down there (everyone has a cell phone, basically no landlines) and the Digicel logo is painted on every corner. The city couldn't even get street signs installed, so Digicel did it - with their logo on top. The CEO (not Haitian) seems aggressively committed to exposing fraud and inefficiency in the government and frequently puts his money where his mouth is. They're still a for-profit business, but a few more corporations like that are about their only hope.

I'll never forget the smell - outdoor cooking mixed with smog and burning trash. Beautiful place, though.
 
2012-08-22 07:29:20 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Why is it libs are always so interested in tearing things down? It's always about destruction and never about building things up.


Yeah, just look at how them godless commie libs done destroyed Iraq. Then the bastards done did the same danged thing to the US economy. Danged commie, libtard Bush.

lolpics.se
 
2012-08-22 07:40:02 PM
How I love being part of an online community that gets this HL.

// hires Van Halen with the reward money to play his BD party..
 
2012-08-22 07:43:42 PM

drsmith: How I love being part of an online community that gets this HL.

// hires Van Halen with the reward money to play his BD party..


Who wouldn't get this headline? Its obvious.

Sean Penn is no hero
 
2012-08-22 07:46:50 PM
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2012-08-22 08:47:18 PM
As long as Phoebe Cates shows up, I'm fine with this.
 
2012-08-22 09:01:18 PM
What the hell does Sean Penn think he's doing?

Learnin' 'bout Haiti... havin' some food.
 
2012-08-22 09:08:01 PM
I recommend the Haiti episode of No Reservations. Pretty jaw-dropping.
 
2012-08-22 09:13:36 PM
Hero tag? Was Dumbass tag or Unlike tag unavailable?
 
2012-08-22 09:24:01 PM

Alonjar: Why is Haiti the way that it is, anyhow? Do they simply lack the infrastructure to support corportations coming in and abusing workers out of poverty, or do they actually have laws or ideals that work against them?

/Serious question


Haitians.

/serious answer
 
2012-08-22 09:27:49 PM
Sean Penn is a festering shork in the underpants of society
 
2012-08-22 09:40:44 PM
When Penn borrowed President Obama's time machine why did he set it for August of 1912?

What did Cincinnatus Leconte ever do to him?
 
2012-08-22 10:07:01 PM

Ummon: How long ago was that earthquake? How much money did we sink into that shiat hole? They STILL haven't cleaned the damn place up?


Most of those pledged funds were never delivered. The last time I checked, only Norway, Australia, and Estonia (I think was the third nation) had actually come through.
 
2012-08-22 11:38:05 PM
I respect Mr. Penn. It seems to me he's been there pretty much since it happened, and continues to fight for it after the media has lost interest.
 
2012-08-22 11:46:39 PM

jeaux65: I respect Mr. Penn. It seems to me he's been there pretty much since it happened, and continues to fight for it after the media has lost interest.


He hasnt been there, hes been filming movies and only came back when its time to get publicity for the movie, quit being suckered in
 
2012-08-23 08:37:19 AM
I have only been to Haiti once, but to build on Digidorm's comments - they have very little legal and goverment infrastructure that would incent businesses to development there. Their "French provincial" land laws, without clear title, result in if you buy land / develop it, someone can come along and say "hey that was inherited by me, not my cousin you bought it from". See economist articles. (Land is handed down to all heirs in split fashion, but no title or record of which one gets what.)

Add in a totally corrupt government (after the earthquake - heavy machinery - bulldozers, trucks, all free relief aid, sat on the docks until the bribes were paid to clear customs.) And you can't skip the bribe because the boss of the bribe taker will presume they stole the bribe. Corruption in government, graft, unclear land laws - on top of the culture of 100s of years of Digidorms depiction.

And, amazingly, it used to the "the pearl of the carribean" - the harbor around port O prince is unmatched in beauty as is the country.

There has been some progress since the earthquake, but glacial paced. Don't throw too many stones, even in the US with all our resources, more stable and less corrupt government, there are parts of New Orleans that are still urban refuse.
 
2012-08-23 08:40:04 AM

steamingpile: jeaux65: I respect Mr. Penn. It seems to me he's been there pretty much since it happened, and continues to fight for it after the media has lost interest.

He hasnt been there, hes been filming movies and only came back when its time to get publicity for the movie, quit being suckered in


He has been there quite a bit, his organization is among the best run down there. Read up on it. He was there when I was there after the earthquake.
 
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