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  • Our vacation turned into a nightmare. But the people of Puerto Rico protected us.

    10/11/2017 5:55:24 AM PDT · by cll · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/10/2017 | Joseph Ragsdale
    Vacations are not supposed to go like this. Never did I imagine that instead of swimming in the Caribbean, we would be trudging through sewage-contaminated water in a desperate attempt to reach the airport. The airport, like everything else in Puerto Rico, was crippled. No electricity, no flights. This was the reality that my wife and I, along with six of our closest friends, were facing days after Maria paid visit to Puerto Rico. It was at the airport hotel that our fate would change. A member of our group, desperately searching for answers, located someone from FEMA. We were...
  • President Trump in Puerto Rico - live

    10/03/2017 9:03:43 AM PDT · by cll · 16 replies
    The White House ^ | 10/03/2017
    President Trump gets briefed on the conditions on the ground in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
  • Shattuck: Donald Trump just stays on point While Dems criticize, president focuses on relief

    10/01/2017 5:58:16 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 11 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 09-01-17 | Tom Shattuck
    With much of Puerto Rico destroyed, the Trump administration is in a pitched battle against time and the fallout from the devastating Hurricane Maria. And like clockwork, Democrats and their media giddily look to blame the whole thing on the president. As George W. Bush was made to pay for the 2000 election squeaker, the Iraq War and the 2004 re-election while bearing full blame for Hurricane Katrina, so Trump must be made to pay for the 2016 election — an abhorrent and shocking event to progressives everywhere — and the ongoing mass hysteria.
  • U.S. MILITARY ON PUERTO RICO: “THE PROBLEM IS DISTRIBUTION” AND HERE’S WHY

    09/30/2017 6:23:38 PM PDT · by angelrod · 86 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 9/29/17 | Penelope Jean Hayes
    Col. Valle is a firsthand witness of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) response supporting FEMA in Puerto Rico, and as a Puerto Rican himself with family members living in the devastation, his passion for the people is second to none. “It’s just not true,” Col. Valle says of the major disconnect today between the perception of a lack of response from Washington verses what is really going on on the ground. “I have family here. My parents’ home is here. My uncles, aunts, cousins, are all here. As a Puerto Rican, I can tell you that the problem has...
  • Report: Puerto Rico Teamsters Union, “Frente Amplio”, Refuse to Deliver Supplies –..

    09/30/2017 3:09:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9/30/17 | sundance
    ... Use Hurricane Maria as Contract Leverage… Puerto Rican born and raised, Colonel Michael A. Valle (”Torch”), Commander, 101st Air and Space Operations Group, and Director of the Joint Air Component Coordination Element, 1st Air Force, responsible for Hurricane Maria relief efforts, has the following comment: …They have the generators, water, food, medicine, and fuel on the ground, yet the supplies are not moving across the island as quickly as they’re needed. “It’s a lack of drivers for the transport trucks, the 18 wheelers. Supplies we have. Trucks we have. There are ships full of supplies, backed up in the...
  • White House waives Jones Act shipping rules to help Puerto Rico

    09/28/2017 6:00:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 72 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Melissa Quinn |
    The White House has approved a request to waive the Jones Act for Puerto Rico, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday. "At @ricardorossello request, @POTUS has authorized the Jones Act be waived for Puerto Rico. It will go into effect immediately," Sanders tweeted Thursday. Puerto Rico's governor, Ricardo Rossello, said he asked the White House on Wednesday to waive the Jones Act for Puerto Rico. "Jones Act waived for Puerto Rico. Thank you, @POTUS," the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration tweeted Thursday. Waiving the Jones Act will allow foreign ships to deliver supplies to Puerto Rico. The Jones...
  • Vanity: Update Puerto Rico (Text from my Mom)

    09/28/2017 3:00:45 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 67 replies
    Self ^ | 9/28/17 | Self
    UPDATE - PUERTO RICO: No ATMs, no Cash, no Credit Cards working, No Power (75% of the Island), No Running Water (60% of the Island), No Gasoline, No Diesel. The US presence and aid is here, and there's a lot of personnel and US agencies involved, but unable to move from the ports & piers. Three (3) gasoline trucks were stolen yesterday. When President Trump arrives in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, he needs to bring with him around 10,000 soldiers with him. This image would be seared in people's minds and it would be akin to Teddy Roosevelt's...
  • Vanity: What's really going on in Puerto Rico (Trump is THE MAN!)

    09/26/2017 5:03:47 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 34 replies
    Self ^ | 9/26/17 | Me
    Don't believe anything negative that the mainstream media tells you about President's Trump's response to Puerto Rico! My parents live on the island. They've been without power since Sept. 20th. The response from the US government has been phenomenal. First, President Trump declared Puerto Rico a "State of Emergency" BEFORE Maria hit. He was scheduled to visit the island last week (due to Hurricane Irma), but his plans changed because Hurricane Maria was barreling down the islands last Tuesday & Wednesday. He has re-scheduled his visit for Tues., Oct. 3rd. My father, who lives across the street from Isla Grande...
  • Trump Reminds Puerto Rico of Billions of its Debt to Wall Street That 'Sadly, Must be Dealt With'

    09/26/2017 5:13:03 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 52 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 9/25/2017 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Trump acknowledged on Twitter late Monday Puerto Rico was 'in deep trouble'. He also wrote that the US unincorporated territory has 'billions of dollars owed to Wall Street and the banks'. Hurricanes Maria & Irma killed 13 people with Maria almost completely destroying telecommunication networks. 'Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble,' Trump tweeted. 'It's old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly,...
  • Hurricane Maria Damages Parts of Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory

    09/23/2017 12:51:52 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies
    space.com ^ | 9/22/17 | Hanneke Weitering
    Puerto Rico's iconic Arecibo Observatory has sustained some significant damage from Hurricane Maria, officials reported today (Sept. 22). The storm hit the island as a Category 4 hurricane Wednesday (Sept. 20) and left widespread destruction in its wake. Without power, phones or internet service, the Arecibo Observatory has been offline since the storm hit. The Arecibo Observatory houses the world's second-largest radio telescope. While the overall structure of the telescope is still standing, it sustained some pretty serious damage from Hurricane Maria, according to an update from the Universities Space Research Organization (USRA), which helps to operate the Arecibo Observatory. One telescope operator at Arecibo managed...
  • Trump’s Job Approval Rises To Highest Level In Four Months

    09/22/2017 3:22:06 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 21 9 17
    YouGov, Rasmussen, and NBC all put him at 43 percent now and Monmouth has him just six points underwater at 42/48. What’s driving it? A good job by him and the feds on handling hurricanes, almost certainly Sixty-four percent told CNN that they approve of how the administration has handled the recent storms, including 66 percent of independents. Democrats were split evenly at 44 percent, which is all but unheard of on anything Trump-related. Morning Consult has also picked up an uptick among indies Wisely, he’s going to try to keep the good nonpartisan vibes going by visiting Puerto Rico...
  • Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico’s famous telescope, is battered by Hurricane Maria

    09/21/2017 1:41:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/21/17 | Sarah Kaplan
    The National Science Foundation has not heard from staff at the iconic Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria roared over the island. A spokeswoman for NSF, which owns the observatory, said the agency hadn't received any official communications from Arecibo since 8 a.m. Wednesday — before the eye of the storm passed over the telescope. Two of the groups that helps manage the observatory, SRI International and the Universities Space Research Association, also hadn't heard from their staff on site. One observatory staff member who weathered the storm in the town of Arecibo contacted the association via shortwave...
  • Quick Puerto Rico Report (vanity)

    09/21/2017 6:17:43 AM PDT · by cll · 81 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/21/2017 | cll
    Hi all. Puerto Rico WAS NOT blown back to the middle ages, Matt Drudge. Most of our buildings are built of reinforced concrete. The rest is claen up, restore services, and let nature heal itself. There are no riots, no looting, roads are being cleaned. It will take a long time to restore everything, but we should be back real soon. I mean. Old San Juan is still there, the beaches are still there. The Rainforest will restore itself after many years of overgrowth. We will be back real soon. JUST SEND ICE! I don't care what anyone says, we...
  • Hurricane Maria Live Thread

    09/16/2017 5:47:46 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 774 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 9/16/2017 | NHC/NOAA
    Hurricane Jose has been hanging around, waiting for attention in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Newcomer Maria threatens to impact the Caribbean Islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma, and brushed by Jose. Hurricane Jose threatens to brush or impact New England. Lee appears to be a fish storm at this time. Mash images for larger or more info! All info updates automatically Jose Maria > > Public Advisories Public Advisories Forecast Discussions Forecast Discussions
  • Welcome Maria Bartiromo, to Fox Business News (on now)

    02/24/2014 6:20:09 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 31 replies
    Fox Business News | 2/24/2014 | (self)
    I just want to say "welcome" to Maria Bartiromo, to Fox Business News. She's starting there today. On right now in fact. Welcome aboard.
  • Maria von Trapp Dies

    02/22/2014 3:32:40 PM PST · by Borges · 48 replies
    People ^ | 2/21 | K. C. Blumm
    Maria von Trapp, whose family's story was told in The Sound of Music, has died. She was the last surviving member of the musical family of seven brothers and sisters and passed away in her sleep at home in Vermont at the age of 99 on Tuesday, PEOPLE confirms. Von Trapp, who was the second-eldest daughter, and her family fled their home in Austria to escape from the Nazis in the 1930s and eventually ended up in the U.S., where their story inspired a Rodgers & Hammerstein musical and the popular 1965 movie starring Julie Andrews.
  • Pussy Riot Breaks Up: Group Splits from Arrested Members Maria and Nadezhda Over Ideological Issues

    02/09/2014 10:07:45 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    Latin Post ^ | Posted: Feb 07, 2014 05:19 PM EST | By Carlos Garcia
    It turns out that with the newfound fame as international human rights spokespersons, Maria Alyokhhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova have alienated their former musical group members, who now feel the pair have strayed from the movement's original goals. Six of the members of the Russian punk rock group known as Pussy Riot have decided to write a letter stating that they may no longer be listed as members of their group. In the letter, the collective accuses the two former members of no longer meeting up to the "aspirations and ideals of [the] group." The two newly disenfranchised members had performed...
  • Greek Mystery Girl's Identity Confirmed by DNA

    10/25/2013 8:29:16 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 29 replies
    gma.yahoo ^ | October 25, 2013 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    DNA confirms that a child found by police in a Gypsy encampment in central Greece is the daughter of a Bulgarian migrant, who says she gave up her baby because she could not afford to care for her. Sasha Ruseva, a 35-year-old Bulgarian Gypsy, or Roma, said she gave birth to the girl, called Maria, four years ago while working as an olive picker in Greece. The girl was found last week during a crackdown by Greek authorities on Gypsy settlements. Authorities became suspicious of the couple who claimed to be her parents, because of the girl's blonde hair and...
  • Julie Andrews and Maria Von Trapp part 1 of 2

    12/23/2012 8:13:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jul 27, 2011 | lalla979
    This is from the Julie Andrews Hour in 1972-73. Show at the link.. . Just in case you tire of some of the other holiday season fare....
  • Maria Conchita Alonzo Confronts Sean Penn Over His Support for Chavez

    12/19/2011 5:15:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | 12/19/11 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Interview over a confrontation at the Airport where she has words with Sean Penn. Audio at link.