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Old 10-12-2017, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Anderson, IN
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Donny still hasn't gotten over his shock in learning that Puerto Rico is an island, surrounded by water.
Big water!
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Anderson, IN
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Not this one. In fact, I ask forgiveness every day for hating him, as the depth of my own loathing frightens me. It grieves me to feel so negatively toward any person.

Don't give this evil man - or misguided Christians who hold his words above those of Christ - that kind of power in your life. He's not worth it, and neither are they.
Well said. I'm struggling to "love those who oppose you" as well.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Trump threatens to pull FEMA from Puerto Rico - ABC15 Arizona

Everyday you think this monster can't get any worse, and yet he does something even more vile. Maybe Trump actually is the anti-Christ.



I'm not super religious, but I have had that same thought a bunch of times since last year. As crazy as all of this is, and how drunk his supporters are, it sure is a something to think about.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Unless they are a victim of the disaster...
Of course.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Houston
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We don't ask or expect any other state or community to recover ALL BY THEMSELVES.

Houston's flooding issues were a direct result of Texas and the local communities to update their infrastructure -- why aren't we saying they should fix all by themselves.
Outdated infrastructure is certainly part of the problem, but so is dismal city planning over the years. Permits to build where nothing should be built, developers disregarding the natural landscape in exchange for a quick buck, etc. are what's causing our problems. People always without question kick problems down the road for someone else to fix later.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:32 PM
 
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Conservatives don't think FEMA should even exist. They believe that people who survive disasters like this should just suck it up and dig themselves out on their own dime.
name the conservatives who think this.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Conservatives don't think FEMA should even exist. They believe that people who survive disasters like this should just suck it up and dig themselves out on their own dime.

If they had any humanity or sense of compassion, they wouldn't be conservatives. You couldn't expect Trump to have much interest in Puerto Rico, because they don't cast ballots for presidents or send voting members to congress. He knows he'll get no electoral votes or support from California, so what will he provide for the fire-devastated people there?
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:57 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Trump threatens to pull FEMA from Puerto Rico - ABC15 Arizona

Everyday you think this monster can't get any worse, and yet he does something even more vile. Maybe Trump actually is the anti-Christ.
****TDS ALERT****TDS ALERT*****

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FBI agents in Puerto Rico have been receiving calls from "across the island" with residents complaining local officials are "withholding" or "mishandling" critical FEMA supplies -- with one island official even accused of stuffing his own car full of goods meant for the suffering populace.

The accusations come in the aftermath of deadly Hurricane Maria, which devastated the U.S. territory last month.
“The complaints we’re hearing is that mayors of local municipalities, or people associated with their offices, are giving their political supporters special treatment, goods they’re not giving to other people who need them,” FBI Special Agent Carlos Osorio told Fox News.

Osorio, an agent with the FBI in San Juan, said the bureau was investigating the allegations.

“The U.S. attorney has made it clear if anyone is caught mishandling FEMA supplies, they will be prosecuted and could end up facing anywhere from five to 20 years in prison," Osorio said.

Some of the claims have come by phone and others have poured in over social media, but the allegations stretch across the island.

Osorio told of one allegation where a party official is accused of pulling his own car around the back of a government building and driving off after loading it full of FEMA supplies.

“We’re going out and investigating these claims,” Osorio said. “We don’t know yet if they’re accurate or not...but yes we have received many similar allegations from people in many different parts of the island.”
FBI in Puerto Rico investigating if corrupt local officials are 'withholding' or 'mishandling' crucial supplies | Fox News
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:09 PM
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Location: *
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Conservatives don't think FEMA should even exist. They believe that people who survive disasters like this should just suck it up and dig themselves out on their own dime.
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name the conservatives who think this.
Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Koch brothers, Koch-Backed CATO Institute, ...
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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Big water!
When it comes to water...size matters.

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