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While Wall Street spirals, Hurricane Ike haunts

In Caribbean interest on September 16, 2008 at 11:54 am

It’s easy to forget that Caribbean islands are in dire need of help as Wall Street continues to unravel. The financial free fall is one of epic proportion – at least in recent times. Morgan Stanley is reportedly in talks to merge with Washington Mutual.  The Dow’s plummeting by hundreds of points. The U.S. government is digging deep into taxpayers’ wallets to save AIG and the likes. And media outlets are making references to the Great Depression.  Phew! I’m about to pull John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” off my bookshelf just because.

What’s the free market coming to? And, while we’re inquiring, could Uncle Sam, Henry Paulson and Ben Bernanke get their hands out my pocket! W’sup with taxpayers having to foot like a gazillion dollars to bail out AIG?

Any who, let’s remember that there are thousands of people in the Caribbean and Texas grappling with the aftermath of Hurricane Ike and the recent storms that came before.

Haiti has been hammered by four hurricanes. Dominican Republic,  Jamaica, and Cuba have also been dealt blows.  I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Galveston, Texas. I’d like to gather information on charitable Web sites where donations can be made aside from the typical Red Cross.  If you know of any, please post a detailed comment.  One love. – MJ

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