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  • Massive Federal Response Being Delivered To Help With California Wildfires

    11/22/2018 7:21:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | November 22, 2018 | Jan Brewer
    It’s hard to imagine the real destruction of the California wildfires. Scores of people dead, hundreds missing, thousands of structures destroyed, and hundreds of acres burned to the ground. It’s a tragedy the likes of which our nation has never seen before.In times like these, those affected by the wildfires need urgent assistance, and that’s exactly what they’re getting from the Trump administration.The scale of the disaster is hard to overstate. This year marks the state’s worst fire season ever, punctuated by the “Camp” and “Woolsey” fires. The Camp fire alone has claimed at least 77 lives, out of a total...
  • Geraldo Rivera Enrages Hosts for Pointing Out Media Didn't Blame Obama for Shootings

    11/01/2018 7:28:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    MRC News Busters ^ | November 1, 2018 3:46 PM EDT | Kristine Marsh
    Thursday on The View, the liberal hosts grilled their guest, FNC's Geraldo Rivera, for comments he made about the pipe bomb suspect, and the medias attacks on President Trump. Rivera, who's not a conservative by any stretch of the imagination, still took heat because he defended President Trump and called out CNN for being partisan and biased. The interview started with Rivera disagreeing with the president about immigration and the caravan but he quickly got into a heated argument with the liberal hosts once they started talking about the mail bombs and the media. Co-host Joy Behar asked about Riveras...
  • Greenfield: The Puerto Rican Genocide That Wasn't

    10/21/2017 1:29:59 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 12 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Friday, October 20, 2017 | Greenfield
    Friday, October 20, 2017 The Puerto Rican Genocide That Wasn't Posted by Daniel Greenfield The Mayor of San Juan recently took a break from her tour of every cable news network on the planet to text an accusation of genocide aimed at President Trump. "WE WILL NOT BE LEFT TO DIE, Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz texted. I ask the United Nations, UNICEF and the world to stand with the people of Puerto Rico and stop the genocide. The death toll in Puerto Rico currently stands at 48. Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20. As we approach...
  • Wasted: Puerto Rican Hurricane Relief Aid Found Tossed In A Garbage Dump

    10/20/2017 7:06:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 10/19/17 | Matt Vespa
    Its been a month since Hurricane Maria ravaged the island of Puerto Rico. While supplies and aid are flowing, reports on the ground have noted the chronic issue with delivering water to the residents. Also, contrary to popular belief, the Trump administration did take anticipatory actions, as noted by Bloomberg. Moreover, even Gov. Ricardo Rossell, a Democrat, said that hes been in contact with the Trump administration, and that resources have been made available to the island.Bloombergs Tobin Harshaw interviewed retired Navy Captain Jerry Hendrix, who mentioned that the light amphibious carriers and ships were put to sea ahead of...
  • Puerto Rico energy bill: A step toward renewables or another scandal waiting to happen?

    10/25/2018 1:38:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/18 | CATHY KUNKEL
    Last week, leading Puerto Rico senators introduced a major energy policy reform bill for the island, and a hearing on the bill is scheduled for Friday. The bill makes some noteworthy commitments to renewable energy, but unfortunately would do little to shut down the rush for natural gas development in Puerto Rico that threatens to crowd out actual investment in renewables. On the one hand, the bill significantly strengthens Puerto Ricos renewable portfolio standard to 50 percent by 2040 and 100 percent by 2050. Gov. Ricardo Rossell backs the move and took credit for the measure in a tweet...
  • Millions of Bottles of Water left on tarmac in Puerto Rico (trn)

    09/12/2018 10:15:26 AM PDT · by chiller · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9/12/18 | CBS News
    The federal response to Hurricane Maria is under scrutiny again after photos show what appear to be millions of water bottles meant for victims of the storm still sitting on a runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico. The photos began circulating on social media Tuesday, the same day President Trump again praised the government's response to Maria during a meeting with top DHS and FEMA officials. Marty Bahmonde, a senior official at FEMA, confirmed to CBS News' David Begnaud that the agency delivered the water to the island. From there, the details are unclear. Bahmonde said they don't track specific shipments...
  • NEWSFLASH: Trump is 100% right about Puerto Ricos local government and these new photos prove it

    09/12/2018 5:32:50 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 45 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 09-12-2018 | Greg P
    CBS News David Begnaud has confirmed with a senior official at FEMA that these viral images shared to Facebook earlier in the week do indeed show what may be millions of water bottles that were sent to Puerto Rico by the U.S. federal government and then never delivered to those in need by local authorities
  • Hurricane relief for Puerto Rico found rotting in warehouse

    08/13/2018 7:04:01 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 08/12/18 | Rick Moran
    Thousands of pounds of relief supplies for Puerto Rico, sent after Hurrican Maria decimated the island, have been found rotting in a state elections warehouse, according to the New York Times. The supplies were supposed to have been distributed by the national guard. The Hill: The Times noted that local radio station, Radio Isla, published a video showing cases of items such as beans, Tylenol and water covered in rat and lizard droppings. According to the Times, the Puerto Rico elections commission offices were used as a collection center for donations from private entities and nonprofit groups after the island...
  • Donations for Puerto Rico hurricane victims found rotting in parking lot

    08/10/2018 6:45:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/10/18 | Justin Wise
    Several trailers filled with donations for Hurricane Maria victims were found rotting at a state elections office in Puerto Rico this week. The New York Times reported Friday that at least 10 trailers full of food, water and baby supplies were broken open and overrun with rats. The Times noted that local radio station, Radio Isla, published a video showing cases of items such as beans, Tylenol and water covered in rat and lizard droppings. According to the Times, the Puerto Rico elections commission offices were used as a collection center for donations from private entities and nonprofit groups after...
  • Half of Puerto Ricos housing was built illegally. Then came Hurricane Maria.

    02/16/2018 2:34:43 PM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | Updated February 14, 2018 12:23 PM | By Andres Viglucci
    An irregular house not built according to Puerto Rico codes in Villa Esperanza. It was damaged by Hurricane Maria. Pedro Portal ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Gladys Pea built a home the way many thousands of people in Puerto Rico, maybe most, did for decades: in makeshift fashion. Every week for years, Pea, a cafeteria cook, set money aside until she had enough to buy a vacant wooden shack in a densely packed working-class barrio, a one-time squatters community a short stroll from the towers of San Juans Golden Mile financial district. She knocked down most of the flimsy...
  • Puerto Ricos Biggest Newspaper: The U.S. Hasnt Helped Us Because Of The Jew

    01/11/2018 5:08:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 76 replies
    Forward ^ | January 10, 2018 | Jeffrey Boxer
    It has been nearly three months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and the islands recovery has been slow. The U.S. territory is struggling with shortages of food and medical supplies, and a full 45% of residents still dont have power.San Juan Mayor Carmen Yuln Cruz blames Washington for failing to devote adequate resources to Puerto Ricos recovery she recently dubbed President Trump the disaster-in-chief. But a journalist for El Nuevo Da, the newspaper with the largest circulation in Puerto Rico, has found a different culprit: the Jew.Columnist Wilda Rodrguez wrote a piece on Monday, titled What Does The...
  • Puerto Rico gov organizing Latinos to vote against Republicans in 2018

    12/22/2017 10:47:20 AM PST · by Revel · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/17 | John Bowden
    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossell said Thursday he will seek to mobilize Latino voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, citing the GOP's tax overhaul passed this week. Rossell, a Democrat and member of the island's New Progressive Party, argued on MSNBC that the Republican tax plan hurts Puerto Rico's economy. Asked which lawmakers he would target ahead of the midterms next year, Rossell told host Katy Tur, "we're going to be working on that." "Right now, we're going to do an evaluation of all the congressmen and congresswomen that have pledged support toward the people of Puerto Rico, and...
  • Puerto Rico gives out $100 million in bonuses after pleading for $94 billion in hurricane relief

    12/04/2017 9:12:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies ^ | 12/4/17 | Stephen Dinan
    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Nevares last month asked federal taxpayers to shell out $94 billion to pay for the territorys recovery from Hurricane Maria then turned around and paid out about $100 million in Christmas bonuses to island government employees. The governors aides say the bonuses are a longstanding tradition and part of the law, and were planned for in the budget approved last summer. But that budget came well before Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, leaving much of the territory in ruin and leaving the government begging for federal assistance. The islands financial oversight...
  • Puerto Rico gives out Christmas bonuses after asking for $94 billion in hurricane relief

    12/03/2017 6:10:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello last month asked federal taxpayers to shell out $94 billion to pay for the territorys recovery from Hurricane Maria then turned around and paid out about $100 million in Christmas bonuses to government employees on the island. The governors aides say the bonuses were part of a long-standing tradition and were included in the budget approved over the summer. But that budget came well before Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, leaving much of the territory in ruin and the government begging for federal assistance. The islands financial oversight board, created by...
  • Cuomo urges feds to pass $94B aid package for Puerto Rico

    12/02/2017 4:52:18 PM PST · by EinNYC · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 2, 2017 | Sara Dorn and Stephanie Pagones
    Gov. Cuomo urged the feds to approve a new $94.4 billion aid package for Puerto Rico as he headed to the storm-ravaged island Saturday to survey the damage from the September hurricane and assess recovery efforts. The federal government should not only be ashamed of itself for the way it has handled this crisis, but for treating Puerto Ricans as second-class citizens, Cuomo said from a press conference at JFK Airport before boarding a plane to the island.
  • Puerto Rico requests $94.4 billion from U.S. Congress for rebuilding

    11/13/2017 12:11:34 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/11/17 | Daniel Bases
    This is a conservative estimate based on similar efforts that have been done in New York, New Jersey and of course in Texas most recently, Rossello said at a press conference streamed online from the National Governors Association in Washington. Now, I am however confident that we have turned a corner. That we are now flowing out of the life sustainment phase and we are starting the recovery phase, and the rebuilding phase, Rossello said.
  • Media Lied About Pres. Trump Paper Towel Toss at Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Center: Volunteer

    10/23/2017 12:49:03 PM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Kristinn Taylor
    A volunteer who witnessed the visit by President Donald Trump to a hurricane relief center in Puerto Rico has written an article about the visit that accuses the media of lying about Trump and the moment he tossed paper towels to the assembled crowd. Video (posted below) by C-SPAN proves the volunteer right. Screen image shows hurricane victim enjoying rare moment of fun with the paper towel toss. Joel Enrique Salgado, Esq., in an article published Saturday at the Media Research Centers Newsbusters site, said he was a volunteer at Calvary Chapel in Guaynabo when Trump visited the hurricane relief...
  • Word for Word: FEMA Administrator Calls For "Culture of Preparedness" in America (C-SPAN)

    10/13/2018 3:30:50 PM PDT · by TexasKamaAina · 61 replies
    C-SPAN (via YouTube) ^ | 10/12/2018 | Brock Long
    FEMA Administrator Brock Long today briefed reporters on the impact of Hurricane Michael as well as the response and recovery efforts. The administrator also took the opportunity to implore more Americans, especially those that live in areas susceptible to natural disasters...
  • As Storms Keep Coming, FEMA Spends Billions in Cycle of Damage and Repair

    10/08/2018 4:16:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 Oct 2018 | Kevin Sack and John Schwartz
    In the exact spot where Hurricane Katrina demolished the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center, a new $105 million jail now hovers 19 feet above the marsh, perched atop towering concrete pillars. Described by a state official as the Taj Mahal of Louisiana corrections, it has so much space that one of every 27 parish residents could bunk there. But on an average day in the first half of this year, more than 40 percent of its 872 beds went unoccupied, making it one of the emptiest jails in the state, records show. And because of its isolated, flood-prone location, the jail...
  • Ex-Assemblywoman may face more than 3 years behind bars

    10/07/2018 10:42:57 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies ^ | October 5, 2018 | Emily Saul
    Prosecutors are asking a judge to slap disgraced former Brooklyn Assemblywoman Pamela Harris with more than three years in prison at her upcoming sentencing. Harris admitted earlier this year that she stole nearly $25,000 from FEMA in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, claiming the natural disaster had left her home in shambles. The ex-pol also admitted shed told family members to lie to FBI agents during their investigation into whether or not shed defrauded the government.