I’m not a Psychiatrist, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express once. Since my credentials are every bit as sound as that of the Mainstream Media, my diagnosis of the plight of the MSM is a case of Terminal Trump Derangement Syndrome (TTDS). You’ll easily recognize when the final stages begin–uncontrollable tears, vomiting invective, abject incoherance, and intolerant incontinence of the Buccal Cavity.
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.
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.
Darwin is ever amazed by the audacious risk of genomes that some live “On the Scene” reporters will go to in order to get “the Story”. Here’s one Darwin Award candidate practicing his ‘bus brush-back’ skills. Close call, eh? Just wait until he graduates to the ‘human lightning chaser’ reporting category–and actually catches some lightnings.