Relief Efforts for Haiti – UPDATED

Photo by Eduardo Munoz, REUTERSThe pictures at the Boston Globe are bone-chilling (Picture #37 gives you a really good grasp of the scope of this disaster)The people of Haiti are perhaps the poorest in the Western Hemisphere. An Earthquake registering 7.0 on the Richter Scale. You'll recall, the San Francisco earthquake of 1989 was also 7.0, and it pancaked portions of a bridge. Haiti has not got California's stringent building codes, and they certainly do not build to survive quakes. … [Read more...]