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Old 01-19-2010, 03:30 AM   #76
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i like to pretend this isn't happening. the stories that i've read are just too far-fetched for me to comprehend. it sounds like an apocalypse movie.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:07 PM   #77
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Amazing that people are still alive, 6 days later. NBC news just showed a clip of a woman being freed after 6 days. She had some broken bones in her hand, but seemed to be fine. They pulled her out, and when someone asked if she thought she would live, she answered:

"Yes. Why not?"

What a wonderful response.
Amazing wasnt' it? A miracle! She even started singing when they were pulling her out of rubble a song about not being afriad of death. WOW.

And I think Dr. Sanjay Gupta is incredible. He should get a Nobel Prize for his work there! He's been there since the quake happened dealing with all kinds of heartache besides performing life saving surgery and having to attend to patients ALONE after the first waive of International doctors (bless them) came in to assist but sadly were told incorrectly that they had to leave. It was a huge misunderstanding or something regarding security....I am sure there are other doctors not on TV that working just as hard as he is...
GOD BLESS THEM ALL!
They finally started to air drop supplies...it's about freakin time.

Did you see last night Larry King live telethon raised over 7 MILLION in 2-4hrs for Unicef and the Red Cross! So cool! This morning they said that someone (one of the celebs manning the phones) took a call from an elderly lady who didn't have a computer or a way to donate electronically and she was crying tears of joy becuase she so happy they had a phone bank and were taking donations the "old school" way! How precious.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:27 PM   #78
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I didn't want to give via my credit card because the credit card companies are actually charging transaction fees and whatever else they do and making money off of this. I don't care what they've donated, it's the principle. I don't want my cell phone company making money off it either. Usually I would give to the Red Cross so I just gave cash at my church.
Who is your CC company? Good gracious, that's insane. I donated to the Red Cross last week using my Chase card and all I was debited was the amount of the donation. If one of my CC's charged me a fee to make a tax deductible donation to a charitable institution I would change CC companies.
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yeah, from what i heard, all CC companies were waiving the transaction fees for any donations made to Haiti.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:33 PM   #80
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To be perfectly honest, I make donations on a relatively frequent basis to various charitable institutions and my CC companies have never charged me any transaction fee, so I'm assuming it is particular CC companies that make a habit of this.
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yeah, from what i heard, all CC companies were waiving the transaction fees for any donations made to Haiti.
That's not what I've read-as of yesterday. I even signed an online petition. It was all the major companies-Visa, MC, Discover, AmEx. So unless they've changed their tune because people found out, they are getting at least a 3% transaction fee.
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To be perfectly honest, I make donations on a relatively frequent basis to various charitable institutions and my CC companies have never charged me any transaction fee, so I'm assuming it is particular CC companies that make a habit of this.
The CC companies would charge the charity/business, not the donor/consumer. It's how credit cards currently operate on a day-to-day basis.
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How about some good news?

My boss and his wife are looking to adopt an orphaned boy in Haiti, preferably around the same age as their son (7) and an amputee, as my boss is a prosthetist and comes from a long line of prosthetists.
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The CC companies would charge the charity/business, not the donor/consumer. It's how credit cards currently operate on a day-to-day basis.
That's always been the case. The impression I got from the OP was that she was being charged transaction fees. I obviously misunderstood.
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How about some good news?

My boss and his wife are looking to adopt an orphaned boy in Haiti, preferably around the same age as their son (7) and an amputee, as my boss is a prosthetist and comes from a long line of prosthetists.
Wonderful!!!
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There was a 6.1 aftershock
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There was a 6.1 aftershock
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Is it common to have such strong aftershocks (or any aftershocks) over a week later? I thought they just occurred during the following day or two.
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Sadly it is common, the aftershocks can happen weeks...even months after an earthquake of that magnitude. We are used to some of those here in SoCal.
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Is it common to have such strong aftershocks (or any aftershocks) over a week later? I thought they just occurred during the following day or two.
that's what i thought too. something is definitely going down. not to talk "doomsday" or anything, but there have been other earthquakes around the world since last Tuesday. maybe this is normal after a major earthquake. i'm not sure.
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