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   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

30 Dec 2012 04:51 PM   |   1626 clicks   |   AP
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Indolent    [TotalFark]  
Still the best place to buy a zombie.

30 Dec 2012 01:14 PM
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Nothing To See Here     
Still safer than Chicago.

30 Dec 2012 02:28 PM
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Apos     
topnews.in

scoffs at such a fear-mongering tactic.

30 Dec 2012 02:32 PM
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vpb    [TotalFark]  
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".

30 Dec 2012 02:35 PM
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Nothing To See Here     
Wyclef, Why Haiti, Why not.

30 Dec 2012 02:37 PM
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coco ebert     

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.

30 Dec 2012 02:45 PM
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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.

30 Dec 2012 03:14 PM
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BronyMedic     
dumbwire.com

CAN. YOU. DIG IT?!

30 Dec 2012 04:14 PM
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Jake Havechek     
Rush Limbaugh goes next door, where he can fark young boys with impunity.

30 Dec 2012 04:53 PM
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Boojum2k     
If I owned Haiti and Hell, I'd rent out Haiti and live in Hell.

/shamelessly stolen

30 Dec 2012 04:53 PM
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12349876     

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.

30 Dec 2012 04:54 PM
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Alpine_Dino     
Normally I wear protection, but then I thought, "When am I ever going to make it back to Haiti?"

30 Dec 2012 04:56 PM
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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.

30 Dec 2012 04:57 PM
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semiotix    [TotalFark]  
Normally I wear protection, but then I thought, "When am I gonna make it back to Haiti?"

30 Dec 2012 04:57 PM
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Jake Havechek     

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.

30 Dec 2012 04:57 PM
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homelessdude     
Check with your travel agent for the best time to travel.

t1.gstatic.com

30 Dec 2012 04:58 PM
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skinink     
So many places to see in the world, and you choose Haiti?

30 Dec 2012 04:58 PM
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semiotix    [TotalFark]  

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


Goddammit.

30 Dec 2012 04:58 PM
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LemSkroob     

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

30 Dec 2012 04:59 PM
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Fark Rye For Many Whores     
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"You didn't say rape."
"I don't like rape."

30 Dec 2012 05:00 PM
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starlost    [TotalFark]  
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/findacr uise/ports/group/home.do?portCod e =LAB

30 Dec 2012 05:02 PM
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uncleacid     
Visiting Haiti can be a bit shaky.

30 Dec 2012 05:03 PM
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BarkingUnicorn    [TotalFark]  

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?

30 Dec 2012 05:05 PM
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icam     

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.

30 Dec 2012 05:05 PM
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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?

30 Dec 2012 05:07 PM
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JosephFinn     

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.

30 Dec 2012 05:08 PM
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LemSkroob     

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.

30 Dec 2012 05:09 PM
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Fark Rye For Many Whores     
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:

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30 Dec 2012 05:09 PM
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LewDux     
Dicslexics?

and
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30 Dec 2012 05:12 PM
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semiotix    [TotalFark]  

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."

30 Dec 2012 05:12 PM
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astouffer     
Guess they've never watched The Serpent And The Rainbow.

30 Dec 2012 05:15 PM
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ArcadianRefugee     

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.

30 Dec 2012 05:16 PM
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Jake Havechek     
"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."

30 Dec 2012 05:18 PM
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lewismarktwo     
Any place that you need several injections in order to safely visit is off my list.

30 Dec 2012 05:18 PM
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SomeoneDumb     
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.

30 Dec 2012 05:19 PM
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Point02GPA    [TotalFark]  
Couldn't they make their life better by just walking over to the Dominican Republic?

30 Dec 2012 05:23 PM
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Somaticasual     
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)

30 Dec 2012 05:24 PM
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drongozone     
www.expertcomics.com

/obscure?

30 Dec 2012 05:25 PM
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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. .

30 Dec 2012 05:30 PM
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Mrbogey     

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


Bad Idea...

30 Dec 2012 05:34 PM
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WelldeadLink     
I like how they greet you at the airport with Haitian leis.

30 Dec 2012 05:35 PM
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homelessdude     

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.

30 Dec 2012 05:36 PM
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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?

Better still, what's your recipe for "fixing" said "3rd world squalor" ?

30 Dec 2012 05:36 PM
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jtown     
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.

30 Dec 2012 05:38 PM
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the_chief     
I have a bunch of vacation days saved up...

30 Dec 2012 05:39 PM
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whidbey     

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.

30 Dec 2012 05:40 PM
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jake_lex    [TotalFark]  

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.

30 Dec 2012 05:41 PM
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jmr61     
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.

30 Dec 2012 05:42 PM
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Killer Cars     

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.

30 Dec 2012 05:42 PM
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born_yesterday     
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.

30 Dec 2012 05:42 PM
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