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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...
  • Dismissed as fakes for a century, enigmatic Puerto Rican stones could rewrite history

    10/07/2019 6:38:58 AM PDT · by cll · 34 replies
    Miami Herlad ^ | 10/07/2019 | Jim Wyss
    Utuado, Puerto Rico - For more than a century, the fist-sized rocks etched with enigmatic patterns were ignored by academics and shunned by cultural power brokers. Discovered in Puerto Rico in the 1880s by a priest who was convinced they were a link to one of the Lost Tribes of Israel, the stones were declared forgeries in the early 1900s by researchers from the Smithsonian Institution. And so the rocks languished — literally collecting dust. When Puerto Rican archaeologist Reniel Rodríguez Ramos first stumbled onto the collection in 2001, the artifacts were so unappreciated that one was being used as...
  • Puerto Rico earthquake: 6.0-magnitude quake rocks island as Tropical Storm Karen nears

    09/24/2019 4:54:18 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | September 24, 2019 | Michelle Ewing
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A 6.0-magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks rocked Puerto Rico overnight as Tropical Storm Karen churned toward the island, officials said. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake, centered about 38 miles north-northwest of San Antonio, Puerto Rico, struck at 11:23 p.m. Monday. Several aftershocks, ranging in magnitude from 2.5 to 5.1, followed, the agency said. The National Weather Service said the temblor did not pose a tsunami risk to Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory. So far, emergency management officials have not received any reports of injuries or significant damage associated with the earthquake, The...
  • JetBLue Flight 1347 from Reagan National to San Juan, P.R. Diverted to Bermuda - 9/11/19

    09/11/2019 9:08:02 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 5 replies
    FlightAware ^ | 9/11/19
    Plane has landed in Bermuda. No word as to why it was diverted. It's Sept. 11th, so heightened alert. JetBlue flight 1347.
  • BREAKING - Feds make arrests over Puerto Rico disaster recovery funds

    09/10/2019 8:15:12 AM PDT · by cll · 46 replies
    FEMA Regional Director Asha Tribble, Cobra Acquisitions President Donald Keith Ellison, and former FEMA staffer and then Cobra employee Jovanda Patterson arrested in the mainland U.S. for fraud and bribery related to the reconstruction of the Puerto Rico electrical grid after Hurricane Maria. Basically, the FEMA and former FEMA officials accepting or offering bribes for favoritism in the awarding of reconstruction contracts. No Puerto Rican officials appear to be involved. Ongoing press conference. Developing...
  • VANITY: Trump and his Alabama 'cone-of-uncertainty' map - question & request

    09/04/2019 5:50:20 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 20 replies
    Self ^ | 9/4/19 | Self
    Since President Trump is being slammed in the mainstream media tonight for "doctoring" a cone-of-uncertainty National Hurricane Center map regarding Hurricane Dorian -- even though he's redeemed himself by actually posting on his social media an official data map of the 'spaghetti straps' starting in Puerto Rico to the US East Coast on 8/28/19 by SFWMD.GOV (South Florida Water Management District), does anyone have an actual NWS data map or NOAA map detailing the same spaghetti straps? I want to send it to my peeps at WMAL. I also want to have as many maps with spaghetti straps indicating the...
  • What’s the Status on Male Birth Control?

    09/01/2019 3:05:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | August 31, 2019 | Gabriella Patti
    For the past several years, many of us have seen headlines referencing the development of birth control drugs for men. It does seem like for too long women alone have borne the burden of pregnancy prevention, despite how baby-making requires two parties to take place. Further, since men are fertile 100% of the time, while women are only fertile about a quarter of the time in their menstrual cycles, it seems a little heavy-handed to put the responsibility solely on women, for couples hoping to postpone kids. As it turns out, the history of birth control includes attempts to find...
  • VANITY/PUERTO RICO MEDIA POLL: After Trump's PR "Corrupt" Tweet yesterday, islanders agree with him!

    08/29/2019 9:20:44 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 29 replies
    NotiUno630 ^ | 8/28/19 | Poll
    Yesterday morning, President Trump tweeted that Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on Earth. An island liberal news radio station, NotiUno 630, put up a question on their Facebook page. The answers will surprise you. Those answering "SI" are twice of those answering "NO" (1621 to 741 as of 12 Noon today). I have translated the comments into English and they'll appear in the Comments section below. The question was: "SOUND OFF: Do you think that Puerto Rico is "the most corrupt place on Earth", as President Trump has stated?" Read below...
  • @realdonaldtrump: "Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth"

    08/28/2019 9:26:29 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    Twitter @realdonaldtrump ^ | 08/27/19 | President Trump
    Tweet: "Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth. Their political system is broken and their politicians are either Incompetent or Corrupt. Congress approved Billions of Dollars last time, more than anyplace else has ever gotten, and it is sent to Crooked Pols. No good!.... ...And by the way, I’m the best thing that’s ever happened to Puerto Rico!"
  • Trump joked to aides: What if we trade Puerto Rico for Greenland?

    08/23/2019 6:12:07 AM PDT · by tom h · 25 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | August 22, 2019 | Allahpundit
    “Joke” should be in quotation marks. There isn’t a shadow of a doubt that he would do that deal if it were on the table. Greenland, for one, was not on the staff’s list of priorities for the week. But while Mr. Trump has long derided nation-building, his flirtation with nation-buying turned out to be more serious than many originally thought. He has been talking privately about buying Greenland for more than a year and even detailed the National Security Council staff to study the idea. At one point last year, according to a former official who heard him, he...
  • Trump joked about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland. Puerto Ricans are joking back.

    08/22/2019 2:27:19 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 91 replies
    MSN ^ | 08/22/2019 | Nicole Acevedo
    Greenlanders were not the only ones mocking reports that President Donald Trump was considering buying Greenland.After The New York Times reported Thursday that Trump joked about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland, Puerto Ricans clapped back on social media.Some called themselves the "Caribbean Vikings" and others shared all the "good things" they would have if they stopped being a U.S. territory and become an autonomous Danish territory.   "I don't know about you, but I have no problem with being sold to Denmark," Gabriel René, a digital ad executive, tweeted. "Denmark is the country with the best education in the world,"...
  • To Take Down Trump, Take to the Streets (Laff riot)

    08/11/2019 8:01:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 11, 2019 | Christopher Dickey, World News Editor
    The formula p=mv might just be the E=mc2 of protest. A new study shows it’s not how many turn out for a demonstration that counts, it’s also how often. PARIS—From Algeria to Hong Kong, Sudan to Puerto Rico, people all over the world have been turning out in the streets this year to confront policies and regimes that previously seemed all but invulnerable. And through relentless, largely peaceful protests they’ve had amazing success. There is a lesson here. Americans disgusted by Donald J. Trump, disheartened by his control over the Senate and Supreme Court, demoralized by the consistent support he...
  • What's going on in Puerto Rico from a local Freeper's perspective? (short vanity)

    08/08/2019 7:32:19 AM PDT · by cll · 38 replies
    Free Republic | 8/08/2019 | cll
    As I mentioned privately to another Freeper with interest in the island happenings, the situation is so fluid that each time I try to sit down and write down my thoughts, something changes. Another Freeper with PR roots, AuH2ORepublican, is summarizing the situation very well in this thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3767397/posts I've promised my own thoughts on the matter, but again, real life gets in the way and I probably won't be able to until things settle down. Right now we're into our third governor in less than a week. One thing you have to know is that this now boils down...
  • Need a 'Blueprint to Remove Trump'? Look at What Puerto Ricans Did in Just 16 Days (TDS sufferer)

    08/01/2019 3:02:57 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 37 replies
    CityWatchLA ^ | 7/25/19 | Julia Conley
    While many progressives were dismayed to learn on Thursday that Democratic leaders remain reticent to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, some looked with admiration at the hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans who successfully forced their governor from office with days of non-violent protests. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's resignation Wednesday night followed nearly two weeks of historic, sustained demonstrations by Puerto Ricans angry over leaked messages showing the governor and his associates denigrating his constituents, as well as a corruption scandal. Puerto Ricans have given "their fellow Americans the blueprint to remove Trump," wrote one progressive critic on...
  • Water meant for Puerto Rican hurricane victims dumped on farmland

    07/30/2019 6:47:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | July 29, 2019 | Staff
    San Juan (AFP) - Tens of thousands of water bottles destined for desperate Puerto Ricans after devastating back-to-back hurricanes slammed into the US island territory remain unopened on farmland almost two years later, emergency aid officials confirmed Monday. Aerial images captured by AFP show a sea of water bottles, packaged into massive bundles, heaped on what appears to be a private estate in the Higuillar neighborhood in Dorado, 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of San Juan. In some pictures, the ground isn't visible through the piles. In others, broken pallets can be seen among the stacks.
  • AOC supports the 'decolonization process' of Puerto Rico following governor's resignation

    07/28/2019 5:44:36 PM PDT · by SJackson · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., expressed support for the "decolonization process" of Puerto Rico following the announced resignation of its embattled governor, Ricardo Rosselló. In an Instagram livestream on Thursday night, Ocasio-Cortez took questions from her followers. The first asked how she felt about what's happening in Puerto Rico. "First of all, I am so incredibly proud of everyone in Puerto Rico right now demanding accountability from their government," Ocasio-Cortez began. "They were so relentlessly creative in their protest that they were able to get the governor to finally resign as well as some of his cabinet members." Ocasio-Cortez, who is...
  • Vanity: Spoke to my Dad in Puerto Rico. He says: "Trump was right all along!"

    07/28/2019 5:11:17 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 23 replies
    Self ^ | 7/28/19 | Self
    In years past, I've posted many stories on FR about my father's experiences after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, and I've posted about five (5) different threads on this situation. He lives in Old San Juan and always stated that the federal help was always there from prior to Hurricane Maria hitting - either via FEMA or the Military. You can look back at these posts by using KEYWORD: Hurricane Maria; Puerto Rico; Vanity. Not being a Trump fan, but tolerant of the President, my father has finally admitted something that I've been waiting for him to say for...
  • Next in line to be Puerto Rico's governor says she doesn't want the job

    07/28/2019 1:41:22 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 32 replies
    I reiterate, I have no interest in occupying the position of Governor. The constitution dictates it. I hope that the Governor identifies and submits a candidate for the position of Secretary of State before August 2 and I have told him so," Vasquez wrote in a tweet in Spanish on Sunday.
  • AOC supports the 'decolonization process' of Puerto Rico following governor's resignation

    07/25/2019 11:06:56 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., expressed support for the "decolonization process" of Puerto Rico following the announced resignation of its embattled governor, Ricardo Rosselló. In an Instagram livestream on Thursday night, Ocasio-Cortez took questions from her followers. The first asked how she felt about what's happening in Puerto Rico. "First of all, I am so incredibly proud of everyone in Puerto Rico right now demanding accountability from their government," Ocasio-Cortez began. "They were so relentlessly creative in their protest that they were able to get the governor to finally resign as well as some of his cabinet members."
  • Breaking Puerto Rico’s embattled Governor Ricardo Rossello announced his resignation...

    07/24/2019 9:11:39 PM PDT · by caww · 18 replies
    twitter ^ | 7/25/2019 | Javi Morgado
    Breaking news: Puerto Rico’s embattled Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced his resignation moments ago in a video message to the island..effective August 2nd... The streets of Old San Juan have erupted in cheers from thousands of protesters who have called for him to step down for weeks!