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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 10,167
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  • stuckinlinestuckinline Posts: 1,746
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    President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to withdraw federal aid from Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory continues struggling to recover from back-to-back hurricanes.

    In a series of tweets, Trump quoted conservative journalist and frequent Fox News guest Sharyl Attkison blaming Puerto Rico for its festering financial crisis and suggested Federal Emergency Management Agency aid could soon end.

    “Congress to decide how much to spend,” Trump tweeted. “We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”

    Puerto Rican officials have pleaded with the government for more help after the island was pounded by major hurricanes Irma and Maria last month. The San Juan mayor, among others, has harshly criticized the Trump administration response.

  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 6,173
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    President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to withdraw federal aid from Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory continues struggling to recover from back-to-back hurricanes.

    In a series of tweets, Trump quoted conservative journalist and frequent Fox News guest Sharyl Attkison blaming Puerto Rico for its festering financial crisis and suggested Federal Emergency Management Agency aid could soon end.

    “Congress to decide how much to spend,” Trump tweeted. “We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”

    Puerto Rican officials have pleaded with the government for more help after the island was pounded by major hurricanes Irma and Maria last month. The San Juan mayor, among others, has harshly criticized the Trump administration response.


    While in other news, when referencing Texas (you know, those "real" Americans - i.e., ones that can vote), Carson has said  “We’re in this for the long run. We know that once the water recedes, that’s when our work really begins and we're going to be at it until we finish the job.”

    And apparently FEMA ran programs after Katrina for seven years.  Seven years. But Trump is bored of Puerto Rico after a few weeks.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/08/29/fema-emergency-housing-hurricane-harvey-refugees/612455001/

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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 8,956
    Back to thread topic:

    President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to withdraw federal aid from Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory continues struggling to recover from back-to-back hurricanes.

    In a series of tweets, Trump quoted conservative journalist and frequent Fox News guest Sharyl Attkison blaming Puerto Rico for its festering financial crisis and suggested Federal Emergency Management Agency aid could soon end.

    “Congress to decide how much to spend,” Trump tweeted. “We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”

    Puerto Rican officials have pleaded with the government for more help after the island was pounded by major hurricanes Irma and Maria last month. The San Juan mayor, among others, has harshly criticized the Trump administration response.


    While in other news, when referencing Texas (you know, those "real" Americans - i.e., ones that can vote), Carson has said  “We’re in this for the long run. We know that once the water recedes, that’s when our work really begins and we're going to be at it until we finish the job.”

    And apparently FEMA ran programs after Katrina for seven years.  Seven years. But Trump is bored of Puerto Rico after a few weeks.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/08/29/fema-emergency-housing-hurricane-harvey-refugees/612455001/

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    Support Puerto Rico by making monetary donations.
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  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness San DiegoPosts: 1,997
    Back to thread topic:

    President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to withdraw federal aid from Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory continues struggling to recover from back-to-back hurricanes.

    In a series of tweets, Trump quoted conservative journalist and frequent Fox News guest Sharyl Attkison blaming Puerto Rico for its festering financial crisis and suggested Federal Emergency Management Agency aid could soon end.

    “Congress to decide how much to spend,” Trump tweeted. “We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”

    Puerto Rican officials have pleaded with the government for more help after the island was pounded by major hurricanes Irma and Maria last month. The San Juan mayor, among others, has harshly criticized the Trump administration response.

    .... and I woke up angry this morning. Again.
    I've run out of words to describe someone who is willing to play games with millions of lives. I've made donations. I called my senators this morning, again, and told them to stop the fundraising emails and do something already. I wish I could do more.
    If our federal government doesn't help people -- citizens -- in situations like this, why, exactly, do we even have a federal government? These statements are callous, ignorant, and cruel.
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 8,956
    Back to thread topic:

    President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to withdraw federal aid from Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory continues struggling to recover from back-to-back hurricanes.

    In a series of tweets, Trump quoted conservative journalist and frequent Fox News guest Sharyl Attkison blaming Puerto Rico for its festering financial crisis and suggested Federal Emergency Management Agency aid could soon end.

    “Congress to decide how much to spend,” Trump tweeted. “We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”

    Puerto Rican officials have pleaded with the government for more help after the island was pounded by major hurricanes Irma and Maria last month. The San Juan mayor, among others, has harshly criticized the Trump administration response.

    .... and I woke up angry this morning. Again.
    I've run out of words to describe someone who is willing to play games with millions of lives. I've made donations. I called my senators this morning, again, and told them to stop the fundraising emails and do something already. I wish I could do more.
    If our federal government doesn't help people -- citizens -- in situations like this, why, exactly, do we even have a federal government? These statements are callous, ignorant, and cruel.
    It's the alt-right playbook from the days of "starve the government to death" and tax cutting pledges. Except now you have a white supremacist as POTUS and certain posters reveling in the cruelty of it all.
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  • KatKat There's a lot to be said for nowhere.Posts: 3,138
    This thread is now reopened. Do not continue the problem in this thread. Follow the Posting Guidelines and FLAG a problem post so we can see it quickly. Do NOT reply to it.
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  • RoleModelsinBlood31RoleModelsinBlood31 Austin TXPosts: 2,977
    I lived in the usvi for a while when I was younger while apprenticing under a chef at a resort and I always used to think about how the income gap was massive when compared to the states. Super sad to see such damage done to an area where the people have so little to begin with.  I used to shower out of a bucket when I lived there lol, and that wasn’t seen as the least bit odd.
    I had a false belief I thought I came here to stay. We're all just visitors.
  • KatKat There's a lot to be said for nowhere.Posts: 3,138
    Trump Threatens To Yank FEMA Responders From Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico
    The president took another swipe at the island for its pre-hurricane financial crisis.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-puerto-rico-fema_us_59df4de8e4b00abf36469922?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009
    ............................
    Threatening Americans after a near-apocalypse...yeah, that's not cruel and heartless.

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  • EnkiduEnkidu So CalPosts: 2,911
    Thank you, Kat.  

    This is where I donated.  https://hispanicfederation.org/unidos/#content

    Also you can follow David Begnaud @DavidBegnaud on Twitter - he's a CBS reporter who's been in Puerto Rico and reporting on what's really happening there.  
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 16,853
    Damn he really wants them to keep suffering, what a guy !
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 10,167
    Sorry to the good people of 10C that I caused the thread to get locked for a while...this is important.  (Far more important than my having a tantrum due to being fed up of someone else's attitude.)

    We should send @Chadwick to PR.  He would get things sorted out, quickly!
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 10,167
    Saw that if you donate through the Wal Mart PR relief fund that they match it 2 to 1.
    Nice.  
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,367
    Enkidu said:
    Thank you, Kat.  

    This is where I donated.  https://hispanicfederation.org/unidos/#content

    Also you can follow David Begnaud @DavidBegnaud on Twitter - he's a CBS reporter who's been in Puerto Rico and reporting on what's really happening there.  
    I need to donate and don't really want to do Red cross.  @Enkidu is this a good one to give to?

    Thanks everyone.
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 10,167
    Dont want to do the Wal Mart one where the double what you give?

    You give 33, they give 66. 
    https://give.miamifoundation.org/Walmart

    Even if they are heavy on administrative costs you still have to see every dollar you give going through if they are doubling it.
    (Up to $1MM, dont know how long they have been running it, would be good for them to tell when they hit it)

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  • oceaninmyeyesoceaninmyeyes Posts: 4,611
    Enkidu said:
    Thank you, Kat.  

    This is where I donated.  https://hispanicfederation.org/unidos/#content

    Also you can follow David Begnaud @DavidBegnaud on Twitter - he's a CBS reporter who's been in Puerto Rico and reporting on what's really happening there.  
    You can follow David Begnaud on facebook as well, if you do such things. His reports are the best I've seen.
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  • oceaninmyeyesoceaninmyeyes Posts: 4,611

    The numbers keep rising. 69 hospital morgues filled to capacity. There are a reported 5 deaths from leptospirosis which comes from drinking untreated water. The disease can be treated with antibiotics, if they could get them. We've not heard the last of this.

    "Gov. Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico puts the number of hurricane-related deaths at 45.

    But our research puts that number at a minimum of 81, not including 69 missing persons and another 450 bodies where a cause of death has not yet been determined. Here's how that's possible"

    http://https//www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/10/11/16424356/puerto-rico-official-hurricane-maria-death-toll


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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,914
    My wife and her business partner asked me to research agencies giving relief to Puerto Rico.  I found several that are doing fine work including some mentioned here already.  I went to Charity Navigator (which I've found very useful in the past as well) here:

    https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=5356&order=charity

    Looking more closely at these agencies and reading the Charity Navigator blog as well as some other discussions elsewhere, I suggested sending money to Direct Relief's Hurricane Maria Response.  They have 100% rating on Charity Navigator which I don't believe I've ever seen for any other agency.  They can be found here:

    https://www.directrelief.org/emergency/hurricane-maria-response/


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  • oceaninmyeyesoceaninmyeyes Posts: 4,611
    brianlux said:
    My wife and her business partner asked me to research agencies giving relief to Puerto Rico.  I found several that are doing fine work including some mentioned here already.  I went to Charity Navigator (which I've found very useful in the past as well) here:

    https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=5356&order=charity

    Looking more closely at these agencies and reading the Charity Navigator blog as well as some other discussions elsewhere, I suggested sending money to Direct Relief's Hurricane Maria Response.  They have 100% rating on Charity Navigator which I don't believe I've ever seen for any other agency.  They can be found here:

    https://www.directrelief.org/emergency/hurricane-maria-response/


    Thanks Brian
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  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness San DiegoPosts: 1,997
    US Virgin Islands, also American citizens, also suffering:

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/opinion/america-forgotten-virgin-islands.html
     

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  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness San DiegoPosts: 1,997
    Enkidu said:
    Thank you, Kat.  

    This is where I donated.  https://hispanicfederation.org/unidos/#content

    Also you can follow David Begnaud @DavidBegnaud on Twitter - he's a CBS reporter who's been in Puerto Rico and reporting on what's really happening there.  
    You can follow David Begnaud on facebook as well, if you do such things. His reports are the best I've seen.
    I made a donation there, and to Oxfam, and to World Central Kitchen (Chef Andres et al., cranking out  nearly 100,000 meals per day in PR). But it would be ... nice ... if our government showed a greater sense of urgency.
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  • stuckinlinestuckinline Posts: 1,746

    WASHINGTON (CNN)President Donald Trump's approval rating for handling the federal government's response to recent hurricanes has dropped 20 points in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. 

    In mid-September, 64% of Americans said they approved of Trump's handling of the US hurricane response. That finding followed his administration's handling of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which hit the US mainland in late-August and September. Now, as many Puerto Ricans remain without access to clean water or electricity nearly a month after Maria hit, just 44% say they approve.
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 10,167
    edited October 17
    Only 44% of people don't know how to read properly....
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  • stuckinlinestuckinline Posts: 1,746

    About 1 million Americans without running water. 3 million without power. This is life one month after Hurricane Maria.

  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 8,956

    About 1 million Americans without running water. 3 million without power. This is life one month after Hurricane Maria.

    The Trump Administration’s brilliant brilliance brilliantly on display. Has anyone woken Rick Perry and reminded him that generating and delivering energy to those that need it is a core responsibility of the DOE, of which he is currently the head? Anyone? Hello, Rick? Rick? You there Rick? Rick? Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiickeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Yo Rick!
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