Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 2 years ago

    …ha ha…she really nailed that one!

  2. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, over 2 years ago

    A journey of a thousand parsecs begins with a single astronomical unit.

  3. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, over 2 years ago

    @capndunzzl

    Darn; you got there before me! :)

    And Evie has framed an excellent response.

  4. tqnis

    tqnis said, over 2 years ago

    There is one thing I do not understand.
    Seems that there are 40% of unemployment in Haiti. Why do not they build those houses themselves, why they need help from Evie? I understand they may need material help, but don’t they have more than enough workforce?

    That is asked with all respect to everyone helping developing nations, being myself member of nation who recently received many help from americans. Thank You!

  5. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, over 2 years ago

    @tqnis

    I think the answer to your question is on Jan Eliot’s blog or website. I remember reading it a few months back and I’m sure there was some mention of the local people also getting involved in the restructuring of Haiti. Habitat for Humanity is doing wonderful work in many struggling countries.

  6. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, over 2 years ago

    @tqnis

    You can visit the website through the link to the right of this page.

  7. yardlet6

    yardlet6 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @tqnis

    Many trees were taken down for fuel and building before the earthquake hit. A lot of natural resources were gone and education is limited. Haiti had always had bad luck but the people have a lot of self pride because they were the first country to have a slave revolt that succeeded.

  8. Doctor11

    Doctor11 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    That is SO true.

  9. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, over 2 years ago

    @tqnis

    It takes more than a lot of people. It takes planning, coordination, and sound leadership. Hopefully, those things are being developed among the people of Haiti as this rebuilding is going on.

    And “work force” is TWO words, not one. Never mind what they print in the papers. TWO words.

  10. flagfly

    flagfly said, over 2 years ago

    Good insight and words from all of the above.

  11. tqnis

    tqnis said, over 2 years ago

    Leadership, coordination, leadership. And sometimes probably just setting an good example.

    Makes sense. Thanks again!

  12. mrssaskfan

    mrssaskfan said, over 2 years ago

    One of the reasons so many homes collapsed in Haiti is that there were hardly any building codes. Getting help from people who KNOW how modern homes should be built would be much better than people throwing up shacks and shanties.

  13. violinrules

    violinrules said, over 2 years ago

    there’s an interesting mentality…

  14. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, over 2 years ago

    @mrssaskfan

    And what codes there were either tended to be ignored or were not enforced. Hopefully, the people of Haiti learned something from this catastrophe, especially those Haitians who hold (or will hold) positions of power and responsibility in that country.

  15. Starbossa

    Starbossa said, over 2 years ago

    Reminds me of a line from the move “Machine Gun Preacher”. Sam is told he can’t save all the kids…that there are just too many. Sam’s response: “We can save these ones right here.”

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