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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:19 PM
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Jean Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier wants to donate money to Haiti
Edited on Sat Jan-16-10 11:21 PM by Solly Mack
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:22 PM
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1. First four paragraphs, via Google Translate ...
Edited on Sat Jan-16-10 11:24 PM by RoyGBiv
Former Haitian dictator Jean Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier, now in exile in Paris, has pledged Saturday to ask the Swiss authorities to allow the foundation in memory of her late mother who contributes $ 8 million to the Red Cross to help earthquake victims in the Caribbean country.

Duvalier and requested "the immediate transfer of all assets of the foundation Simone Ovide Duvalier to the American Red Cross," said an email sent to U.S. newspaper 'The Daily Beast'.

"In these times of great national concern, I think of the wounded victims, particularly children and young people and their families and loved ones. To them I send a message of fraternity and solidarity in this test so cruel" said the dictator.

"I would like to express my sincere thanks and encouragement to the tremendous wave of solidarity that are demonstrating Haitians around the world, and in which the international community is fully integrated. This community has ensured my deepest gratitude," said ..


The rest is a bit of history on who he is and what he's accused of doing, plus a note that were he to return to Haiti, he would likely face trial.

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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:26 PM
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2. and how much did he steal from the people of haiti?
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:56 PM
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12. All of it n/t
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:28 PM
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3. Thank you
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:03 AM
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20. He wants to send some of the stolen loot to help Haiti
Fuck that fucking criminal.
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:52 AM
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22. They should send him a plane ticket ...

Tell him to deliver the check personally.

Then throw his ass in one of the shanty towns and let them deal with him.

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:18 AM
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23. Knowing him he'd find a way
to exploit the situation.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:29 PM
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4. Is "returning what I stole" the same as donating?
What a piece of shit he and his family are.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:30 PM
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5. I thought the same thing
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:36 PM
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6. great minds
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:10 AM
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16. +1000
Exactly.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:15 AM
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18. Wouldn't that make it 'borrowing'?
Regardless of his motives, the guilt he want to asuage or his wanting to go home, you don't get pissy when he offer to give 8 million bucks for relief. Maybe he's a religious man and hopes to get a few years off of purgatory for it - who cares. It will help. Good on him.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:38 PM
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7. FUCK HIM.
Just FUCK HIM.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:40 PM
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8. I agree wholeheartedly
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:46 PM
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10. With something rusty and jagged
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:43 PM
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9. They should kill him and just take it back. nt
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:48 PM
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11. Well, well, well trying to get down and cozy
...

Something tells me they will take the money and give him a very special salute...
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:58 PM
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13. Remember when he said he wanted to come back in 2004?
Edited on Sat Jan-16-10 11:58 PM by Solly Mack
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:05 AM
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15. yeah he is one of my all favorite criminals
sadly he will just get ahem the discussion going as to why the country is a mess... and no, not the quake.

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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:00 AM
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14. he wants to give 8 million in aid to victims of the earthquake
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:10 AM
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17. Give back all the money you stole from Haiti, you vermin!
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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:00 AM
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19. Which Red Cross? n/t
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:50 AM
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21. Little Lord Voodoo wants to donate $8 million. Just a small percentage of what he and his family
stole from the country.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:19 AM
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24. It appears to be
about Baby Doc George W. Bush.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:51 AM
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25. Why does he need his own "foundation" to give money?
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 07:52 AM by Canuckistanian
If he really cared about the Haitian people, he should just give the money to the Red Cross or Medecins sans Fronteires.

This is grandstanding at best or outright fraud at worst.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:55 AM
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26. Where are all the "If he only gets $1, it will be worth it" posters?
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 07:56 AM by Junkdrawer
Or are there some criminals that are just too awful? :shrug:
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