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  • Puerto Rico’s Federal Hurricane Aid by the Numbers. An original investigation

    10/07/2019 1:42:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    SHARYL ATTKISSON ^ | OcTOBER 06, 2019 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    Imagine having the task of distributing the most aid money ever for a natural disaster responsibly to a government mired in corruption and under FBI investigation. That’s what’s happening right now in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico two years after two hurricanes, Maria and Irma. You have $91 billion reasons to care. That’s how much of your tax money is intended for recovery. Today, we go to Puerto Rico to follow the hurricane money and the fraud. Sharyl: Fueling discontent in Puerto Rico is news that the FBI is investigating a number of government officials and contractors are under...
  • Thirty Democrat Lawmakers Vacation In PR While Federal Employees Remain Unpaid

    01/13/2019 2:02:19 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump is working around the clock during the government shutdown trying to negotiate with Pelosi and Schumer to secure border wall funding. The Democrats however, are partying at a beach resort in Puerto Rico on day 22 of the government shutdown. The Democrats don’t care about the 800,000 federal workers who are currently not receiving a paycheck. Democrat Senator Bob Menendez was spotted hanging out with a bikini-clad “colleague” on the beach in Puerto Rico three weeks into the shutdown without a care in the world. The Hispanic Caucus of liberal Democrats is holding their retreat at a posh...
  • Busted: Democrat Senate Candidate’s ‘Hurricane Relief’ Link Re-Directs to Democrat Fundraising Page

    10/11/2018 4:29:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | 10/11/18 | By Peter D'Abrosca
    A Florida Democrat running for U.S. Senate was busted Thursday morning for apparently masquerading a Hurricane Michael donation link as a Democrat fundraising tool. “Speaking of @NelsonForSenate fundraising during hurricane, this is interesting: The link his campaign posted to raise money for disaster relief efforts takes you to ActBlue, the Democrat’s fundraising engine. Building donor list through hurricane relief contributions? #FLSen,” according to Free Beacon’s Brent Scher.
  • 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...
  • 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 territory’s recovery from Hurricane Maria — then turned around and paid out about $100 million in Christmas bonuses to government employees on the island. The governor’s 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 island’s financial oversight board, created by...
  • U.S. Prosecutor To Investigate Puerto Rican Officials Accused Of Stopping Aid From Reaching People

    10/09/2017 10:30:44 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/09/2017 | Kerry Picket
    U.S. federal prosecutor in Puerto Rico Rosa Emilia Rodriguez announced Sunday her investigation into government officials who allegedly did not deliver hurricane relief aid to the island’s residents. During an interview on WAPA Radio, Rodriguez criticized two officials who failed to deliver needed supplies to their constituents, Metro PR reported. “This morning we received information from a town on the Island where a person close to the municipal administration was asking one of our federal agents that the supplies that were there could not be touched because they were for his mayor,” said Rodríguez, noting that the case is currently...
  • US Military Takes Over Hurricane Relief Delivery In Puerto Rico

    10/09/2017 4:38:08 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Kerry Picket
    The Department of Defense took over the distribution of hurricane relief from government officials in Puerto Rico this weekend after local mayors failed to appropriately disperse the emergency items to the territory’s 78 municipalities, The Miami Herald reported Sunday. According to The Herald, food, water, and medical supplies were previously delivered to 10 regional staging sites in Puerto Rico, but the mayors did not coordinate properly to distribute the large containers of relief at the staging sites. Instead, 10 to 20 soldiers will be posted in every municipality with vehicles and logistical support, where they will deliver relief to every...
  • The Best-Kept Secret in Disaster Relief: Southern Baptists

    09/13/2017 10:13:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/13/2017 | John Ellis
    As Hurricane Irma leaves behind a trail of destruction and pain, the nation again turns its eyes to disaster relief. Just a few weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey brought out the best in many of us. Desiring to aid victims in Texas, celebrities traded on their popularity to encourage donations and volunteers. Average citizens opened up their wallets, gave of their time, and expended energy as they rushed to help fellow citizens. Local non-profits and large multi-national corporations alike demonstrated that compassion is a universal trait of humanity. No doubt, the response to Hurricane Irma will be just as compassionate and swift.As people and organizations rush to Florida to aid...
  • IHH's Deep, Longstanding Terror Ties

    06/10/2010 3:22:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 138+ views
    IPT News June 9, 2010 SNIPPET: "The Turkish-based charity that helped drive last week's deadly confrontation with Israeli commandos has deep ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups. The Hamas ties are not in question. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and IHH officials simply do not acknowledge that Hamas is a terrorist group." SNIPPET: "U.S. officials have expressed concern over the fact that "IHH representatives have met with senior Hamas officials in Turkey, Syria, and Gaza over the past three years," but IHH is not a designated terrorist organization in the United States. It's fair to ask, why not?"...
  • Txt GIVE to 24357 to help the gulf coast folks

    09/01/2008 1:07:26 PM PDT · by smith288 · 12 replies · 386+ views
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    Donate today. Put your "American" hat on and show your support! Or go here to Red Cross' website.
  • Have you been out to John McCain's website today?

    09/01/2008 5:42:31 AM PDT · by EBH · 8 replies · 262+ views
    McCain Campaign Site ^ | 09/01/2008 | EBH
    I was headed out to the campaign site to check the updated convention schedule and was greeted with this page when I clicked through. Go ahead and click the Take Action Now button. It goes through to: Cause Greater Than Ourselves Way to go McCain!
  • Chicanery hurts state's chances of getting funds

    01/16/2006 7:56:28 PM PST · by caryatid · 2 replies · 364+ views
    The Daily Advertiser ^ | January 15, 2006
    Can we see the problem here? While our congressmen are trying to convince their peers that Louisiana government officials are honest enough and skilled enough to handle billions of dollars of hurricane aid money for New Orleans and elsewhere, the congressman who represents the Crescent City is trying to explain away a bundle of cash investigators found in his freezer. At the same time, a huge fight is erupting in Baton Rouge among politicians over who will get to touch the federal money as it passes into the state. The cynical reading of that scenario is, of course, that money...
  • Religious beliefs trump hurricane relief (Baptists Veto Beer Company's Water)

    10/30/2005 9:10:08 PM PST · by Between the Lines · 156 replies · 1,914+ views
    CLEWISTON — Hurricane victims who wanted water had some difficulty finding it at a relief station in Clewiston Friday. The volunteer group running a supply center doesn't like the company that donated the water, so they decided not to give it to those in line for help. Twenty-two pallets of the canned water, distributed free by beer company Anheuser-Busch, bears the company's label – and members of the Southern Baptist Convention refused to hand it out to those in need. Resident lined up for miles to receive food and water at the distribution point. But the water was left on...
  • Contact Info Here: HELP OUT Hurricane Katrina Victims

    09/04/2005 4:16:49 PM PDT · by jscottdavis_for_48th_district · 149+ views
    Enter Here: DONATE For Katrina Relief Effort ^ | 04 SEPTEMBER 2005 | American Red Cross
    You can call the Red Cross toll free and inquire with how you may help the victims of Hurricane Katrina: 1(800)HELP NOW In addition, the enclosed link provides a Red Cross site which allows you to donate online. Please help out! Thank you, J. Scott Davis
  • Misinformation about Alaska abounds

    10/01/2005 9:59:21 PM PDT · by akdonn · 143 replies · 2,158+ views
    Voice of the Anchorage Times ^ | 10-01-05 | By Lew M. Williams Jr.
    Alaska can help finance the recovery from recent hurricanes. It also can secure an energy supply and generate future revenue, thus avoiding tax increases. But first, Americans have to get the facts straight about Alaska. The misinformation is atrocious. For example, Steve Doocy of Fox and Friends reported Tuesday that the 2005 highway legislation appropriated $223 million for a bridge (at Ketchikan) to serve 50 people, or about $4.5 million per person. That is ridiculous and exhibits the sloppy reporting costing major media their viewers and readers. The bridge would replace an expensive and inadequate shuttle ferry to a regional...
  • Louisiana Goes After Federal Billions

    09/28/2005 9:26:20 AM PDT · by lastchance · 9 replies · 531+ views
    Washington Post, Staff Writers ^ | Monday, September 26, 2005 | By Michael Grunwald and Susan B. Glasser
    Louisiana's congressional delegation has requested $40 billion for Army Corps of Engineers projects in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, about 10 times the annual Corps budget for the entire nation, or 16 times the amount the Corps has said it would need to protect New Orleans from a Category 5 hurricane. Louisiana Sens. David Vitter (R) and Mary Landrieu (D) tucked the request into their $250 billion Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief and Economic Recovery Act, the state's opening salvo in the scramble for federal dollars.
  • Air Guard member receives Army Achievement Medal (Hurricane Rita)

    09/26/2005 3:25:23 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 226+ views
    Texas National Guard Public Affairs via email | 26 September 2005 | CMSgt Gonda Moncado
    CAMP MABRY (26 Sep, 2005) – The Adjutant General visited Ellington Field yesterday with the purpose of seeking out a reluctant hero and awarding him for his tireless efforts. The Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Charles Rodriguez, was specifically interested in speaking to one of the eighty essential personnel who had initially hunkered down at Ellington Field in Houston to wait out the storm, but who subsequently had been sent out before the storm. Master Sgt. Lynn Bailey was awarded the Army Achievement Medal because Maj. Gen. Rodriguez said: “This man is my hero too. When I was awakened at 1:30...
  • Congressman calls for sale of federal land to fund hurricane relief

    09/22/2005 7:27:29 PM PDT · by cf_river_rat · 40 replies · 873+ views
    Summit Daily News - Frisco, CO ^ | September 21, 2005 | By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    DENVER - U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo on Wednesday called for the sale of federal land to fund Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. "The federal government may be cash-poor but it is land rich. There is demand for farm and ranch land, and the federal government should have long ago transferred its massive holdings to the private sector, where it can be put to use," the Colorado Republican said in a statement. He introduced a bill in Congress requiring the Interior Department to sell 15 percent of the federal land it controls, excluding national parks and Indian land. The Agriculture Department also...
  • Bush Rules Out Tax Hike to Fund Recovery

    09/16/2005 1:54:02 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 27 replies · 674+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | Sep 16 3:37 PM US/Eastern | By NEDRA PICKLER
    President Bush on Friday ruled out raising taxes to pay for Gulf Coast reconstruction, saying other government spending must be cut. "You bet it will cost money, but I'm confident we can handle it," he said. "It's going to cost whatever it's going to cost, and we're going to be wise about the money we spend," Bush said a day after laying out an expensive plan for rebuilding New Orleans and the Gulf Coast without spelling out how he would pay for it. Bush spoke at a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin hours after attending a prayer service...
  • International, U.S. Sailors Join Forces for Hurricane Relief

    09/13/2005 4:16:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 196+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | sep 13, 2005 | Journalist 3rd Class Chris Gethings
    BILOXI, Miss. (NNS) -- First Baptist Church in Biloxi, Miss., - the largest Red Cross food distribution center in two states - welcomed volunteer help from more than 200 U.S. and international military service members Sept. 12. While residents in need continued to pour in to local disaster relief sites across the Gulf states, Mexican marines, Royal Dutch sailors and U.S. Sailors from six commands spent the day giving food, water and other necessities, along with serving hot food, providing medical attention and whatever else that was needed to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina. "This is the first time...