The Wreck of the USS Willard “Mittens” Romney

Mr. Sanctimonious and failed Presidential candidate Willard “Mittens” Romney took to the Twitter waves today to proudly proclaim his moral superiority to plain speaking Donald Trump.

 

We say, “Mitt. Put a sock in it” Read the EVOLVING ROLE OF THE MASTER MARINER – LEGAL ASPECTS OF CAPTANCY and draw the parallel to the Captaincy of the USS USA. Do that, and Donald Trump might just make a Junior Mate out of you yet.

Haiti, A ‘Shit-Hole’? Does Having No Sewers in Capital City Qualify?

We learn this from NPR, “Port-Au-Prince: A City Of Millions, With No Sewer System“.  The grisly facts do seem to substantiate the claim that Haiti could possibly be a “Shit-Hole”.  The people, though, not so much.

Port-au-Prince is about the size of Chicago. But it doesn’t have a sewer system. It’s one of the largest cities in the world without one.

That’s a big problem, but never more so than during a time of cholera.

Since cholera was introduced into Haiti 18 months ago — most likely by United Nations peacekeeping troops from Nepal, where the disease is endemic — more than a half-million people have gotten sick and at least 7,050 have died.

Public health authorities say cholera will stay in the environment for a long time, because Haiti has the worst sanitation in this hemisphere.

It’s hard for Americans to imagine what this means.

The cumulative sewage of 3 million people flows through open ditches. It mixes with ubiquitous piles of garbage. Each night, an all-but-invisible army of workers called bayakou descend into man-sized holes with buckets to remove human waste from septic pits and latrines, then dump it into the canals that cut through the city.

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