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Laura Silsby in Haiti

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She went to Haiti with a group of volunteers to help orphans. Boy, did she screw that one up. Whether through inattention to detail or just not giving a damn, the Boise resident created an international incident, landing herself in a Haitian jail for months and taking up precious resources and attention that could have been used to actually help the people of Haiti after, say, a major natural disaster. Here are a couple of tips for the future: make sure the orphans are actually orphans, get permission to take children into another country, and make sure your pile of legal issues at home are taken care of before you leave.

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