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    Shirley - No sympathy for Haiti

    Makes some good points, but still seems a bit heartless.

    If You Rebuild It, They Will Come, by Paul Shirley



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    Re: Shirley - No sympathy for Haiti

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    Re: Shirley - No sympathy for Haiti

    "bit heartless"?

    Wow Paul. Tosses out alot of issues there. As is often the case, I'm not seeing much in the way of solutions.

    Dear Haitians –
    First of all, kudos on developing the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Your commitment to human rights, infrastructure, and birth control should be applauded.
    As we prepare to assist you in this difficult time, a polite request: If it’s possible, could you not re-build your island home in the image of its predecessor? Could you not resort to the creation of flimsy shanty- and shack-towns? And could some of you maybe use a condom once in a while?
    Sincerely,
    The Rest of the World
    Must be nice to have it all figured out.....

    I wonder if he realizes he can lend that generalization to perhaps 75% of the worlds population? Much of Africa, much of Asia, plenty of Central and South America. Decent portions of eastern Europe.


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    Re: Shirley - No sympathy for Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    No comment.
    Seems that not posting would have the same effect.


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    Re: Shirley - No sympathy for Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by clonin View Post
    Makes some good points, but still seems a bit heartless.

    If You Rebuild It, They Will Come, by Paul Shirley
    Is this OUR Paul Shirley?

    This is way cold hearted. There are thousands of innocent people hurting badly. Among them children and the elderly and infirm. I would guess that Mr Shirley will stay in a very miniscule minority on this one.


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    Re: Shirley - No sympathy for Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    Seems that not posting would have the same effect.
    No, your response would have never existed...the butterfly effect.

    I didn't comment in order to avoid calling Paul *********. Oops, there I go.

    I'm guessing that the thousands upon thousands of children in Haiti have very little say in where they get to live.

    Paul wants attention...it worked.


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    Re: Shirley - No sympathy for Haiti

    That's an incredibily arrogant manifesto..

    I think he needs to go down and live there for a year and see if he has all the answers after that experience.



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    Re: Shirley - No sympathy for Haiti

    I predict thread explosion...followed by quick exit to the cave.

    Also...Paul comes off as a giant ******.


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    Re: Shirley - No sympathy for Haiti

    pretty cold Paul.



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    Re: Shirley - No sympathy for Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    "bit heartless"?

    Wow Paul. Tosses out alot of issues there. As is often the case, I'm not seeing much in the way of solutions.

    Must be nice to have it all figured out......
    In the midst of all of his judgements, did Shirley stop to realize that is by luck that he himself was born into the world, by upper middle-class parents, in the United States? What did he do to earn that huge break?
    What if instead he had been born in Haiti?



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    Re: Shirley - No sympathy for Haiti

    The people of Haiti arent the problem are they? Wasnt their government kinda of shady? I havent kept up on the issues alot so please correct me.



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    Re: Shirley - No sympathy for Haiti

    For those who have read Paul's book or any of his other articles, his stance should not be surprising. He's always had a pesimistic edge to him.



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    Re: Shirley - No sympathy for Haiti

    Whatever you think of Paul Shirley's comments, I'm impressed by the level of thought and articulation. We don't usually hear much of substance from former athletes.

    I think he could have handled GM's 100 offensive sets without having to think too much on the court like WJ!



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    Re: Shirley - No sympathy for Haiti

    I love stupid smart people.



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    Re: Shirley - No sympathy for Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    In the midst of all of his judgements, did Shirley stop to realize that is by luck that he himself was born into the world, by upper middle-class parents, in the United States? What did he do to earn that huge break?
    What if instead he had been born in Haiti?


    Im guessing he wouldnt have that same opinion. But its a free country and can say what he wants.



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