The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

February 9, 2010

too many regimes, too much competition
too much of the clot
candy color tired of candy color
add a bit of emboss to that
take a little of the dirty text texture
word to your avatar sticks in your dance
fancy pants
dear god i promise i'll come up with something new and brilliant
that will serve to astound the baddest critics ever
and everyone will know i am the master of second life
indeed the emperor of second life
grand minister of creativity and taking "wacky chances"
cause if i take "wacky chances" i won't have too much of the clot
maybe do something about candy color now that you speak of it

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Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 21:43:16 -0500
From: moderator@PORTSIDE.ORG
Subject: Haiti Numbers - 27 Days After Quake

Haiti Numbers - 27 Days After Quake

By Bill Quigley

February 9, 2010,

890 million. Amount of international debt that Haiti owes
creditors. Finance ministers from developing countries
announced they will forgive $290 million. Source: Wall Street

644 million. Donations for Haiti to private organizations
have exceed $644 million. Over $200 million has gone to the
Red Cross, who had 15 people working on health projects in
Haiti before the earthquake. About $40 million has gone to
Partners in Health, which had 5,000 people working on health
in Haiti before the quake. Source: New York Times.

1 million. People still homeless or needing shelter in Haiti.
Source: MSNBC.

1 million. People who have been given food by the UN World
Food Program in Port au Prince - another million in Port au
Prince still need help. Source: UN World Food Program.

300,000. People injured in the earthquake, reported by
Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive. Source: CNN.

212,000. People reported killed by earthquake by Haitian
Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive. Source: CNN..

63,000. There are 63,000 pregnant women among the people
displaced by the earthquake. 7,000 women will deliver their
children each month. Source: UN Populations Fund.

17,000. Number of United States troops stationed on or off
coast in Haiti, down from a high of 22,000. Source: AFP.

9,000. United Nations troops in Haiti. Source: Miami Herald.

7,000. Number of tents distributed by United Nations. Miami
Herald. President Preval of Haiti has asked for 200,000
tents. Source: Reuters.

4,000. Number of amputations performed in Haiti since the
earthquake. Source: AFP.

900. Number of latrines that have been dug for the people
displaced from their homes. Another 950,000 people still need
sanitation. Source: New York Times.

75. An hourly wage of 75 cents per hour is paid by the United
Nations Development Program to people in Haiti who have been
hired to help in the clean up. The UNDP is paying 30,000
people to help clean up Haiti, 180 Haitian Gourdes ($4.47)
for six hours of work. The program hopes to hire 100,000
people. Source: United Nations News Briefing.

1.25. The U.S. is pledged to spend as much as $379 million in
Haitian relief. This is about $1.25 for each person in the
United States. Source: Canadian Press.

1. For every one dollar of U.S. aid to Haiti, 42 cents is for
disaster assistance, 33 cents is for the U.S. military, 9
cents is for food, 9 cents is to transport the food, 5 cents
to pay Haitians to help with recovery effort, 1 cent is for
the Haitian government and ½ a cent is for the government of
the Dominican Republic. Source: Associated Press. Bill has
visited Haiti numerous times working for human rights. He is
legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. His
email is


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