A great solution to get supplies into Haiti......

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    You know, I was watching the coverage of the earthquake in Haiti over the past couple of days, and have seen the problems with getting in supplies for the people, because there isn't enough landing space.

    However, I think I have a good solution.........

    Zorb balls. You know, the human hamster balls that people roll down hills in? Think about it for just a second.........

    Can't land, can't get supplies. Take stuff like Power Bars, hand cranked flashlights (remember, there is no electricity, or very little), as well as some water and medicine. Also include a couple of air mattresses and some foot pumps. Know what they are for? Putting under concrete blocks where people are trapped. Inflate them, and then you can pull the people out.

    Figure the weight limit of a Zorb ball is around 400 lbs, so you can pack in a lot of supplies.

    Oh yeah......the Zorb balls could also provide limited shelter, or, you could use them as a clean room for keeping injured from getting infected.

    Best part? You don't need runways, just a couple of C 130's with them loaded in the back end.......fly low (maybe 200 ft), and drop 'em outta the back.

    Got the idea from what they did with the Mars landers.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    I think if you hit a civillian with a zorb ball your ass is grass.
     
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    What does the Greek have to say about this?
     
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    Always gotta look for the problems, don't ya?

    You DO realize that there are lots of places that don't have people, where you can drop them SAFELY, right?

    But, beats nobody getting anything for a week or so, while they figure out a way to get the supplies to the people because the airport is jammed up.

    Would also be safer than dropping chutes as well.
     
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    I just read that a prison collapsed and it's possible that 1000 prisoners have escaped. They are afraid for the relief workers. I think the biker's idea is as good as any. It's really bad there.
     
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    Best part? If you had enough Zorb balls, you could pack 'em and have 'em on the ground in 12 hours.
     
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    I would go for it if we could put one congressperson in each Zorb ball.
     
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    It's worse than really bad there. Truly saddening that people have to go through this.
     
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