I'm not going to say much about Haiti, except to note that DH and I have contributed a small sum to Oxfam American for Haitian relief, and hope that everyone else will do so also. It's so easy--no writing a check, no finding a stamp, no heading off to the mailbox. Should you want to see pictures, there are plenty on TV and the internet.
And of course, Pat Robertson struck again, claiming that Haitian independence had been won, not by a struggle of the enslaved Haitian people, but by making a pact with the devil. I guess that, in Robertson's twisted brain, people of recent African descent can't free themselves--they have to have help. And as a side note, the Haitian Revolution did NOT take place during the reign of Napoleon III. Napoleon III was born in 1808. The Haitian Revolution began in 1791.