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I'll further say that all reports from Haiti are that it was very badly hit, with hundreds of thousands of people made homeless, including 18,000 people who were still in crude shelters from the earthquake, and 52 deaths. There was a lot of damage to its agricultural sector, widespread flooding, and a surge in cholera cases. If you are feeling humanitarian, consider donating...
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kay:
Just doin a drive by.
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Some of you may be wondering how you can help with response efforts to Hurricane Sandy. I haven't done any personal vetting on any of these specific efforts, but I have worked with All Hands Volunteers for two years in Haiti (they haven't announced their response yet, waiting to see where they can do the most good), and know people who have worked...
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I sailed tall ships for several years, some time ago, and still have dear friends in the industry. I know many, many people who have sailed on the Bounty. Her loss, and the possible loss of two crew members, has hit the small community of traditional boat sailors very hard.

US Coast Guard update on vessel sinking and crew rescue

Incredible footage of the heroes...
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reverator:
I don't throw the word "hero" around lightly.
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Hi to anyone who wanders by. I had an account on here for years with the name Tremodian, which I let lapse. Seems I couldn't stay away though. Happy to be back. More to come in this blog as developments warrant.