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Old 10-12-2017, 05:49 PM
 
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Now, number four does state 'recovery from' a disaster. What the scope is, I do not know. However, PR is obviously not yet 'recovered' to any rational degree from the hurricane.

I have read that because of the bad state of the electric grid that FEMA is bringing in a lot of generators to get some vital services temporary power.


https://www.fema.gov/news-release/20...virgin-islands
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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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.
Unless they are a victim of the disaster...
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:50 PM
 
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The Donald and I are about the same age. In the 60's when I was visiting relatives in Brooklyn they considered Puerto Ricans to be a lower life form closer to whale s**** then real people. Trump lived in Queens and probably absorbed the same ideas about Puerto Rican's. He is just reacting to his inner belief that poor PR's do not deserver to be American's let alone receive the kind of investment they need to join the 21st century.


This racial obsession with the inherent inferiority of poor brown people is guiding all of is relief efforts. I can only wait to see how much money he is going to dump into the fire forests of northern California after the ongoing disaster. Maybe he won't send anything help as everybody, especially his deluded mind, knows that these places always vote for Democrats even if they are mostly white like Huston and Florida.
Some ALWAYS play the race card!

Because THAT is ALL they have!
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:52 PM
 
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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.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:53 PM
 
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Isn't the real proof of the matter is when he actually DOES withdraw FEMA (if he even has that power).

Words are pretty empty on the topic, let's see what is actually done eh?
"when he actually DOES withdraw FEMA (if he even has that power)."

And some wonder why we DON'T give some posters much credibility!

I HOPE you are better at math then you are about our government.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:55 PM
 
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Default FBI Reviews Allegations Of Puerto Rican Officials Withholding Hurricane Relief

Puerto Rico has serious corruption problems.

"WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation in Puerto Rico received multiple allegations from residents across the island who say local officials in the territory have withheld needed FEMA supplies.

“People call us and tell us some misappropriation of some goods and supplies by supposedly politicians, not necessarily mayors, but people that work for the mayors in certain towns,” FBI Special Agent Carlos Osorio told The Daily Caller Wednesday."

FBI Reviews Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief | The Daily Caller
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Lake Grove
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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.
Nice spin, are you dizzy yet?

Let's have FEMA take care of a whole large island forever because the local government can't run itself efficiently. But you saw an opportunity to twist, spin, and misrepresent what was said into satanic verses to try and make Trump look bad. That's dishonest, a lie, and quite evil on your part. People see through your kind of BS, which is why Trump was elected and continues to enjoy the support he has. But, you'll keep trying, anyway.

By the way, a definition of stupid is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:06 PM
 
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By the way, a definition of stupid is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.
Actually, the definition of stupid is: "having or showing a great lack of intelligence or common sense."

I would consider that definition common sense, but not everyone has that. Interestingly, that is the very definition of stupid. How ironic.

source: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/stupid
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Anderson, IN
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All the Christians love him and treat him as almost a messiah, but that's mostly because he promised them a white heterosexual Christian male dominated society. Trump has been the final straw that has pushed me to atheism.
It may seem that way, but it isn't true. Many of us are appalled by the President, including myself. Please don't paint us all with a broad brush.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Anderson, IN
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Trump isn’t a Christian, he loves his own wealth more and the poor, needy and sick can pull themselves up by their bootstraps (if they have boots!). He has little or no respect for others so why would he help those in PR; he didn’t even know they were citizens and part of the U.S.
Agreed.
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