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  • Nolte: NYT’s Columnist Blames Trump for Non-Existent Cholera Outbreak in Puerto Rico

    10/02/2017 1:52:54 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/02/2017 | John Nolte
    Paul Krugman, one of the sitting emperors among our media elite, and who is both a New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize winner, decided to use his verified Twitter account over the weekend to falsely hold President Trump responsible for a horrible outbreak of cholera in Puerto Rico. There is just one problem… There is no outbreak of cholera in Puerto Rico. Nevertheless, despite the fact he tweeted a blatantly false piece of fake news, Krugman has so far refused to delete the tweet. With its 14,000-plus re-tweets, Krugman’s lie remains published and viral: {..snip..}
  • Puerto Rico hit with island-wide blackout

    04/18/2018 10:22:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/18/2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    An island-wide power outage has struck Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory’s electric grid struggles to recover after the devastation from Hurricane Maria last year. The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the entire island experienced a blackout. It’s unclear what led to the outage at this time. A spokesman for Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority told CBS News’s David Begnaud that he also did not know the cause.
  • Puerto Rico suffers island-wide power outage

    04/18/2018 9:29:44 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/18/18 | Ray Sanchez and Lonzo Cook
    Puerto Rico has suffered an island-wide power outage, Puerto Rico's power authority said Wednesday -- nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the island's infrastructure and its electrical grid. The authority said it estimates power will be restored within 24 to 36 hours. The cause of the blackout is unclear. The massive outage comes less than a week after a fallen tree knocked out service to 870,000 customers, about half the power authority's clients, across a broad swath of the US territory. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, a frequent critic of recovery efforts since the September hurricane,...
  • US awards $18.5 billion in recovery grants for Puerto Rico

    04/11/2018 6:02:52 AM PDT · by cll · 31 replies
    KTVO.com ^ | 04/11/2018
    <p>SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. government announced Tuesday that it will award $18.5 billion worth of disaster recovery grants to Puerto Rico to help repair homes, businesses and its crumbling power grid as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.</p>
  • Should Congress Impose Direct Rule over Puerto Rico?

    04/10/2018 9:24:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/10/2018 | Ojel L. Rodriguez
    For the past few weeks, Puerto Rico has been subjected to a multitude of actions by our political class and the oversight board related to the handling of our current debt and fiscal crisis that would make left-wingers such as Nicolás Maduro proud. The actions being undertaken are a response to the current policy clash between the government of Ricardo Rossello and the Fiscal and Oversight Management Board about the host of fiscal plans to be adopted by the commonwealth. As the island heads to its next fiscal year, and the island is still recovering from the disaster of Hurricane...
  • In Puerto Rico, school closings hit families, communities hard

    04/06/2018 9:36:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 7, 2018 | Nicole Acevedo and Suzanne Gamboa
    Still recovering from Hurricane Maria’s wallop, Puerto Rico residents took another hit Friday as they began to learn that their government is shutting down about a quarter of their children’s schools at the end of the year. The news reached Haydee Del Valle when her son, 12-year-old Nataniel Montañez, arrived home from the Escuela Mercedes Palma, a 1st through 8th grade school in Caguas, Puerto Rico. “They’re closing the school down,” he blurted out just after Del Valle had taken a call from an NBC News reporter.
  • Puerto Rico to close 283 schools amid sharp enrollment drop after hurricane, economic crisis

    04/06/2018 12:01:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 6, 2018 | by Associated Press
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico's Department of Education announced Thursday that it will close 283 schools this summer following a sharp drop in enrollment amid the island's long economic slump and the continued departure of families after Hurricane Maria. Education Secretary Julia Keleher said there would be no layoffs, with teachers and other employees being reassigned to other schools as part of a fiscal plan that aims to save the department some $150 million. The U.S. territory currently has more than 1,100 public schools that serve 319,000 students.
  • US court grants rights to transgender people in Puerto Rico

    04/04/2018 7:52:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2018 7:12 PM EDT
    A federal court in Puerto Rico has ruled that transgender people in the U.S. territory should be allowed to change the gender on their birth certificate if they wish. Lambda Legal said Wednesday that a judge this week found a previous ban on making such a change was unconstitutional. The New York-based civil rights organization had filed a lawsuit against Puerto Rico’s government a year ago seeking to eliminate the ban in the first federal lawsuit of its kind. …
  • Six months after the Hurricanes of 2017, a tale of experiences and lessons learned (Vanity)

    03/23/2018 11:52:20 AM PDT · by cll · 62 replies
    Free Republic | 3/23/2018 | CLL
    Now that the hoopla about the Trump Administration’s “poor response” to the hurricanes that hit the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean last September has died down considerably, and since my life has now almost returned to normal, I’d like to share my experiences during the storms and their aftermath. I do this to set some things straight about what actually happened, to share the practical things we did to deal and cope with the disaster in the hope that someone will find the information useful for their own preparedness, and also as a kind of mental dump of all the...
  • Oscars Celebrates Abortion, Honors Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards

    03/05/2018 4:08:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | march 5, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Hollywood displayed its love affair with abortion Sunday at the Oscars by featuring the president of the largest abortion chain in America on stage. Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood, was one of 10 activists invited to stand on stage during Andra Day and Common’s performance Sunday night at the Oscars, Blavity reports. Richards and the others wore black as Common and Day sang their Oscar-nominated “Stand Up for Something.” The song urges people to resist violence and racism and to protect women’s rights – which, in the eyes of many Hollywood celebrities, means abortion on demand up to birth....
  • Half of Puerto Rico’s housing was built illegally. Then came Hurricane Maria.

    02/16/2018 2:34:43 PM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | 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 pportal@miamiherald.com ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Gladys Peña built a home the way many thousands of people in Puerto Rico, maybe most, did for decades: in makeshift fashion. Every week for years, Peña, 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 Juan’s Golden Mile financial district. She knocked down most of the flimsy...
  • How Hillary Clinton crippled the Puerto Rican relief effort

    09/29/2017 4:00:39 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-29-17 | DrJohn
    CBS This Morning never opens without a cheap shot at Donald Trump. Charlie Rose noted the Donald Trump was praising the relief efforts "others" were saying it was taking too long. Never mind that this is an island 1,000 miles from Miami. This isn't Texas or Florida. Never mind the 8,000 personnel that are currently there. Never mind that. Let's talk about who made the relief efforts much more difficult than they might have been otherwise. Hillary Clinton.Clinton has been bashing Trump non-stop since the hurricane struck the island. Trump is "not interested" in talking about Puerto Rico says she....
  • Parts Of Northern Puerto Rico Lose Electricity After Power Plant Explosion

    02/11/2018 7:05:21 PM PST · by Paladin2 · 45 replies
    CBS NYC ^ | 2/11/2018 | CBS NYC
    A blackout hit northern Puerto Rico late Sunday after an explosion set off a major fire at a main power substation in the U.S. territory.
  • Puerto Rico Plays A Dangerous Game of Cat and Mouse

    02/08/2018 11:36:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2018 | David Williams
    Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló has long blamed his predecessors and those in Washington – namely Republicans including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) – for his woes.Rosselló has called the ground-breaking Tax Cuts and Jobs Act a setback for the island.  The governor has also criticized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, despite their efforts to rebuild the power utility long-neglected by a long line of Puerto Rico leaders.While many things about Puerto Rico’s governance remain opaque, one thing is quite clear: Gov. Rosselló will stop at nothing to blame everyone else for his own failings. By blaming others and feigning...
  • Another Tiffany Brown Fail: The 'Black, Female' Card, FEMA, and Puerto Rico

    02/08/2018 8:40:06 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 13 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 2/8/18 | Bob Parks
    In our nation's ongoing quest to show diversity and inclusion as demanded by the left, people who use the race card, especially the now-trendy black-female card, show incompetence in delivering what they promise but are quite competent in absconding with the taxpayer's money. As usual, when it comes to access to millions of taxpayer dollars in Washington, D.C., it all depends on who you know and we've seen it before. Five years later, we apparently still have the incompetent mixing with federal government access to millions of taxpayer dollars and a failure to deliver the goods as promised and a...
  • FEMA Contract Called for 30 Million Meals for Puerto Ricans. 50,000 Were Delivered.

    02/07/2018 6:21:00 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 66 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 6, 2018 | PATRICIA MAZZEI and AGUSTIN ARMENDARIZ
    The mission for the Federal Emergency Management Agency was clear: Hurricane Maria had torn through Puerto Rico, and hungry people needed food. Thirty million meals needed to be delivered as soon as possible.
  • Cast all your burdens on Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/01/2018 7:56:38 AM PST · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    Bible ^ | The Word
    Your burdens are mine says The Lord, So cast all your worries on me and lay down your sword, For I AM Dominion over all, I decide what stands and what falls, I raise up kings and kingdoms I am above all domains, My spirit crushes all that profanes My name, So be at Peace for I AM your all , Allow My Peace to stand you tall, For I AM your plumb line , your standard and frame, Just Worship me for I AM your Fame, Nothing else matters but your relationship with Me, I AM your Tree of...
  • Dispelling The Myth That Trump Is Ignoring Puerto Rico & The US Virgin Islands

    09/30/2017 5:55:12 AM PDT · by gaggs · 5 replies
    Exposing Mainstream Media lies about Puerto Rico & The US Virgin Islands! The Alt-Left Media has no shame, no credibility. It is just a propaganda tool! I’ll start off with the most credible source of this information; the Governor of Puerto Rico who served as a Hillary delegate at one point and is a Democrat. The Governor has been fighting back against this myth that Puerto Rico has been abandoned by the Federal government and praising Trump’s support for the territory.
  • Gillibrand to take San Juan mayor to State of the Union address

    01/29/2018 11:50:33 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    NY POST ^ | January 29, 2018 | Bob Fredericks
    New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will try to bait President Trump on Tuesday by bringing one of the commander-in-chief’s loudest critics to his State of the Union address — San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. “It is an honor to announce that Mayor @CarmenYulinCruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico will join me at the #SOTU. Throughout the crisis in Puerto Rico, Mayor Cruz has shown extraordinary leadership and fearless advocacy for her city,” Gillibrand tweeted Monday. “I hope Mayor Cruz’s presence at #SOTU will remind the president and my colleagues in Congress of our urgent responsibility to help Puerto Rico...
  • Puerto Rico’s Biggest Newspaper: The U.S. Hasn’t Helped Us Because Of ‘The Jew’

    01/11/2018 5:08:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 75 replies
    Forward ^ | January 10, 2018 | Jeffrey Boxer
    It has been nearly three months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and the island’s recovery has been slow. The U.S. territory is struggling with shortages of food and medical supplies, and a full 45% of residents still don’t have power.San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz blames Washington for failing to devote adequate resources to Puerto Rico’s recovery — she recently dubbed President Trump the “disaster-in-chief”. But a journalist for El Nuevo Día, the newspaper with the largest circulation in Puerto Rico, has found a different culprit: “the Jew.”Columnist Wilda Rodríguez wrote a piece on Monday, titled “What Does ‘The...