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(AP)   News: The State Department has issued a updated travel advisory for Haiti, warning Americans planning to travel to the Caribbean island nation about robbery, lawlessness and infectious disease. Other News: Americans are still traveling to Haiti   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 118
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2012-12-30 01:14:23 PM
Still the best place to buy a zombie.
 
2012-12-30 02:28:47 PM
Still safer than Chicago.
 
2012-12-30 02:32:51 PM
topnews.in

scoffs at such a fear-mongering tactic.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-12-30 02:35:59 PM
Royal Caribbean has a resort there where their ships make a stop.  They don't tell people they are going to Haiti, they refer to it as "Hispaniola".
 
2012-12-30 02:37:31 PM
Wyclef, Why Haiti, Why not.
 
2012-12-30 02:45:14 PM

vpb: Royal Caribbean has a resort there where their ships make a stop.  They don't tell people they are going to Haiti, they refer to it as "Hispaniola".


Wow. Don't people know that's not a country? Never mind, we're talking about people that go on cruises here.

I keed, I keed.
 
2012-12-30 03:14:25 PM

vpb: Royal Caribbean has a resort there where their ships make a stop.


Royal Caribbean's sole resort is in Jamaica.  It is a joint venture with Sandals.

The only resort on the Haitian side of Hispaniola was Club Med's "Magic Isle", which has been closed for some time.  There are over a hundred resorts on the Dominican Republic side, though.
 
2012-12-30 04:14:15 PM
dumbwire.com

CAN. YOU. DIG IT?!
 
2012-12-30 04:53:31 PM
Rush Limbaugh goes next door, where he can fark young boys with impunity.
 
2012-12-30 04:53:40 PM
If I owned Haiti and Hell, I'd rent out Haiti and live in Hell.

/shamelessly stolen
 
2012-12-30 04:54:12 PM

Dinjiin: The only resort on the Haitian side of Hispaniola was Club Med's "Magic Isle", which has been closed for some time. There are over a hundred resorts on the Dominican Republic side, though.


Punta Cana DR has become the third busiest Caribbean airport behind Cancun and San Juan PR.
 
2012-12-30 04:56:34 PM
Normally I wear protection, but then I thought, "When am I ever going to make it back to Haiti?"
 
2012-12-30 04:57:08 PM

Jake Havechek: Rush Limbaugh goes next door, where he can fark young boys with impunity.


Fark is not the dumping ground for your masturbatory fantasies. Try a fanfiction site.
 
2012-12-30 04:57:48 PM
Normally I wear protection, but then I thought, "When am I gonna make it back to Haiti?"
 
2012-12-30 04:57:56 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: Jake Havechek: Rush Limbaugh goes next door, where he can fark young boys with impunity.

Fark is not the dumping ground for your masturbatory fantasies. Try a fanfiction site.


Your mother writes fanfiction.
 
2012-12-30 04:58:15 PM
Check with your travel agent for the best time to travel.

t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-12-30 04:58:40 PM
So many places to see in the world, and you choose Haiti?
 
2012-12-30 04:58:41 PM

Alpine_Dino: Normally I wear protection, but then I thought, "When am I ever going to make it back to Haiti?"


Goddammit.
 
2012-12-30 04:59:28 PM

Dinjiin: vpb: Royal Caribbean has a resort there where their ships make a stop.

Royal Caribbean's sole resort is in Jamaica.  It is a joint venture with Sandals.

The only resort on the Haitian side of Hispaniola was Club Med's "Magic Isle", which has been closed for some time.  There are over a hundred resorts on the Dominican Republic side, though.



nope. RC still has an active stop in Haiti

Labadee
 
2012-12-30 05:00:47 PM
files.myfrogbag.com
"You didn't say rape."
"I don't like rape."
 
2012-12-30 05:02:28 PM
Nothing To See Here
Royal Caribbean has a resort there where their ships make a stop. They don't tell people they are going to Haiti, they refer to it as "Hispaniola".

wrong
http://www.royalcaribbean.com/findacruise/ports/group/home.do?portCod e =LAB
 
2012-12-30 05:03:04 PM
Visiting Haiti can be a bit shaky.
 
2012-12-30 05:05:13 PM

Dinjiin: vpb: Royal Caribbean has a resort there where their ships make a stop.

Royal Caribbean's sole resort is in Jamaica.  It is a joint venture with Sandals.

The only resort on the Haitian side of Hispaniola was Club Med's "Magic Isle", which has been closed for some time.  There are over a hundred resorts on the Dominican Republic side, though.


What about Labadee?
 
2012-12-30 05:05:14 PM

Apos: [topnews.in image 300x413]

scoffs at such a fear-mongering tactic.


On that note, any Anthony Bourdain fans who haven't seen the No Reservations special on Haiti should definitely watch it.
 
2012-12-30 05:07:31 PM

LemSkroob: nope. RC still has an active stop in Haiti

Labadee


I stand corrected.  It doesn't seem to show up in online searches.  Is it a fairly new resort?
 
2012-12-30 05:08:53 PM

Alpine_Dino: Normally I wear protection, but then I thought, "When am I ever going to make it back to Haiti?"


God damn it, way ahead of me.
 
2012-12-30 05:09:18 PM

Dinjiin: LemSkroob: nope. RC still has an active stop in Haiti

Labadee

I stand corrected.  It doesn't seem to show up in online searches.  Is it a fairly new resort?


been there since at least 2009, from what i can find.
 
2012-12-30 05:09:24 PM
News: The State Department has issued a updated travel advisory for Haiti, warning Americans planning to travel to the Caribbean island nation about robbery, lawlessness and infectious disease. Other News:

chzmemebase.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-30 05:12:11 PM
Dicslexics?

and
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-30 05:12:17 PM

vpb: Royal Caribbean has a resort there where their ships make a stop.  They don't tell people they are going to Haiti, they refer to it as "Hispaniola".


Good idea, but they really ought to take it one step further and tell people they're going for a brief trip on an airplane, rather than using the term "Royal Caribbean cruise."
 
2012-12-30 05:15:30 PM
Guess they've never watched The Serpent And The Rainbow.
 
2012-12-30 05:16:02 PM

Indolent: Still the best place to buy a zombie.


And it's just a hop to the Dominican Republic for some underage boy ass. Just remember to bring your Viagra.
 
2012-12-30 05:18:18 PM
"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it," [Pat] Robertson said. "They were under the heel of the French ... and they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, 'We will serve you if you'll get us free from the French.'"

"True story," he continued. "And the devil said, 'OK, it's a deal.' Ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after another."
 
2012-12-30 05:18:23 PM
Any place that you need several injections in order to safely visit is off my list.
 
2012-12-30 05:19:11 PM
If I had the money, I'd go. Then again, I've been somewhat fascinated with the place since reading The Comedians years ago in college.
 
2012-12-30 05:23:21 PM
Couldn't they make their life better by just walking over to the Dominican Republic?
 
2012-12-30 05:24:02 PM
Having traveled to haiti, and seeing the royal caribbean cruise company "compound" the build, with razor wire and armed guards with machine guns, I can only imagine

Dinjiin: LemSkroob: nope. RC still has an active stop in Haiti

Labadee

I stand corrected.  It doesn't seem to show up in online searches.  Is it a fairly new resort?


Nope on the new part. I cruised RC to labadee a little before 2000 IIRC. Though it does represent a hell of a contrast - it's a rich, RC style resort surrounded by concertina wire and men with machine guns ostensibly there to keep out the actual haitians (that aren't working the bar or the 'local goods' hut)
 
2012-12-30 05:25:49 PM
www.expertcomics.com

/obscure?
 
2012-12-30 05:30:31 PM
And of course, no one wants to address how we caused the kind of 3rd world squalor found in Haiti and have done nothing to alleviate its miserable social-economic conditions so we don't have these passive-aggressive "warnings" about visiting the country in the first place. .
 
2012-12-30 05:34:35 PM

Alpine_Dino: Normally I wear protection, but then I thought, "When am I ever going to make it back to Haiti?"


Bad Idea...
 
2012-12-30 05:35:47 PM
I like how they greet you at the airport with Haitian leis.
 
2012-12-30 05:36:16 PM

Nothing To See Here: Still safer than Chicago.



Not really......

Study: Violent Crime Has Spiked in Haiti's Cities
By Trenton Daniel
Associated Press
Posted: 03/06/2012

UNODC: Intentional homicide, count and rate per 100,000 population (1995 - 2011) (146k XLS download)

CPD: YTD City Wide Crime Statistics (pdf)

Chicago Metro Area Population: around 9.5 million
Haiti Population (total): around 10.2 million

No doubt, Chitown is no walk in the park, especially in certain neighborhoods. However, the homicide rate per 100k is far lower as well as the overall number of homicides. Not that the statistic is anything to be proud of, but saying Haiti is safer is just false.
 
2012-12-30 05:36:20 PM

whidbey: And of course, no one wants to address how we caused the kind of 3rd world squalor found in Haiti and have done nothing to alleviate its miserable social-economic conditions so we don't have these passive-aggressive "warnings" about visiting the country in the first place. .



"We" caused Haiti's "3rd world squalor"  ?

Who is "we", and how exactly did "we" do that, pray tell?

Better still, what's your recipe for "fixing" said "3rd world squalor" ?
 
2012-12-30 05:38:59 PM
Other News: Americans are still traveling to Haiti

If you can recommend a better place to buy a child slave, I'd like to hear it.
 
2012-12-30 05:39:44 PM
I have a bunch of vacation days saved up...
 
2012-12-30 05:40:16 PM

Amos Quito: whidbey: And of course, no one wants to address how we caused the kind of 3rd world squalor found in Haiti and have done nothing to alleviate its miserable social-economic conditions so we don't have these passive-aggressive "warnings" about visiting the country in the first place. .


"We" caused Haiti's "3rd world squalor"  ?

Who is "we", and how exactly did "we" do that, pray tell?


LOL. Apologize for much colonialism, much?

Better still, what's your recipe for "fixing" said "3rd world squalor" ?
You must really be bored if you can't think of a few obvious examples. My guess is that you wouldn't want any resources diverted to improving social conditions there. Oh well.
 
2012-12-30 05:41:51 PM

whidbey: And of course, no one wants to address how we caused the kind of 3rd world squalor found in Haiti and have done nothing to alleviate its miserable social-economic conditions so we don't have these passive-aggressive "warnings" about visiting the country in the first place. .


This.  Propping up one of the sleaziest dictators ever because he pinky-swore he'd keep Commies out of there didn't help matters in the least.
 
2012-12-30 05:42:11 PM
There's a million places in the world to see and that place isn't one of them I need to see.

Fark you Haitians. Straighten up your country.
 
2012-12-30 05:42:30 PM

Amos Quito: "We" caused Haiti's "3rd world squalor"  ?


In an earlier thread, someone cited a French court ruling on marginal tax rates as if it has real bearing on the fiscal cliff talks stateside, so it's only fair the U.S also shares ownership of French colonial failures.
 
2012-12-30 05:42:31 PM
I'd love to visit Haiti. It's one of the few places in the world where a man of humble beginnings such as myself could rise to a upper management position in some warlord's regime. If things didn't work out, it's a short flight home.
 
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