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  • Half of Puerto Rico’s housing was built illegally. Then came Hurricane Maria.

    02/16/2018 2:34:43 PM PST · by Red Badger · 23 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 · 19 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...
  • What Roberto Clemente’s Death Still Says To Us 45 Years Later

    01/02/2018 6:18:31 AM PST · by DFG · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/01/2018 | David Marcus
    Forty-five years ago today, baseball fans woke up to the news that the Pittsburgh Pirates’ star outfielder Roberto Clemente had been killed in an airplane crash on December 31 on his way to Nicaragua to deliver disaster relief after an earthquake. A few months earlier, on September 30, 1972, Clemente had pulled a curveball from New York Met and Rookie of the Year Jon Matlack into the gap for a double. It was his 3,000th hit, and he had become only the 11th player in nearly a century of Major League Baseball to reach that milestone. It was also the...
  • Thousands of Puerto Rico police owed overtime call in sick

    12/29/2017 4:51:00 PM PST · by packrat35 · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/29/2017 | Associated Press
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Thousands of police officers are calling in sick every day in Puerto Rico, partly to press demands for unpaid overtime pay for hurricane recovery efforts as concerns grow over people’s safety in a U.S. territory struggling to restore power. The increase in absences recently prompted Puerto Rico Police Chief Michelle Hernandez to recommend that U.S. National Guard soldiers help fill the temporary vacancies.
  • The United States returning Puerto Rico to Spain

    12/28/2017 2:36:17 AM PST · by cll · 49 replies
    119 years after the Treaty of Paris, which enabled the transfer of ownership over Puerto Rico from Spain to the United States, Madrid and Washington have virtually finalized an agreement to return the jurisdiction of the Caribbean island to the European country, confirmed endi.com sources at the three countries. The deal, which has been negotiated in secret for at least two years, is not official yet, but it has the approval of President Donald Trump of the United States and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain, and all that remains is to finalize certain technical details to make the announcement....
  • Dark, desperate life without power in Puerto Rico

    12/26/2017 5:24:20 AM PST · by cll · 58 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 12/25/2017 | Danica Coto
    MOROVIS, Puerto Rico – Three days before Christmas, Doris Martinez and daughter Miriam Narvaez joined their neighbors in a line outside city hall in Morovis, a town of 30,000 people still living without electricity in the mountains of central Puerto Rico a month after Hurricane Maria battered the U.S. island. They waited two hours under the searing sun for their twice-a-week handout — 24 bottles of water and a cardboard box filled with basic foods such as tortillas, canned vegetables and cereal. Martinez, a 73-year-old cancer survivor, balanced the water atop the food and picked her way up a steep...
  • Puerto Rico gov organizing Latinos to vote against Republicans in 2018

    12/22/2017 10:47:20 AM PST · by Revel · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/17 | John Bowden
    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Thursday he will seek to mobilize Latino voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, citing the GOP's tax overhaul passed this week. Rosselló, a Democrat and member of the island's New Progressive Party, argued on MSNBC that the Republican tax plan hurts Puerto Rico's economy. Asked which lawmakers he would target ahead of the midterms next year, Rosselló told host Katy Tur, "we're going to be working on that." "Right now, we're going to do an evaluation of all the congressmen and congresswomen that have pledged support toward the people of Puerto Rico, and...
  • Haunted Again: Skull-Faced 'Halloween Asteroid' Returns in 2018

    12/21/2017 12:52:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    Space.com ^ | December 21, 2017 06:52am ET | Mike Wall, Senior Writer |
    Astronomers will soon get another look at the big, ghoulishly weird space rock that buzzed Earth on Halloween three years ago. The roughly 2,100-foot-wide (640 meters) Halloween asteroid 2015 TB145 gave Earth a close shave on Oct. 31, 2015, coming within just 300,000 miles (480,000 kilometers) of our planet. (For perspective, the moon orbits at an average distance of about 239,000 miles, or 384,600 km.) A Halloween flyby was quite appropriate, it turned out: Observations made at the time by a variety of instruments revealed that 2015 TB145 looks like an enormous skull, at least from some angles. ... The asteroid may...
  • Puerto Rican Refugees Could Flip Florida, Put Impeachment in Play

    I didn't realize that hurricane refugee Puerto Ricans could vote in Florida? Is this something to be concerned about?
  • 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...
  • Trump met with Puerto Rican group in Orlando

    11/28/2017 9:51:22 AM PST · by 4Runner · 3 replies
    Noticel ^ | November 22, 2016 | Oscar J Serrano
    A few days before the presidential election on November 8, with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton trying to defend herself from the FBI announcement that they had resumed an investigation into her emails, her rival, Donald Trump, traveled to Florida and met with a group of Puerto Ricans. On Trump's side was Reince Priebus, then president of the Republican National Committee, and now chief of Staff of president-elect. On the Puerto Rican side were Puerto Rican congressman Raúl Labrador, some 40 Puerto Rican leaders from the Orlando area and, from the island, John Regis, Trump's campaign spokesman here, and Gloria Escudero,...
  • I’m A Marine And I Tried To Help Puerto Rico, But The Bureaucracy Stopped Me

    11/27/2017 11:53:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/26/2017 | Patrick Weingart
    The Puerto Rican governorÂ’s office put out a call for mainland commercial drivers willing to help. Unfortunately, the capacity of bureaucrats to stifle selfless service is disturbingly strong. By Patrick Weingart By Patrick WeingartNovember 27, 2017 It is not often volunteer opportunities arise that seem so tailored to your skills that they appear to call you by name. This was my experience recently with respect to Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria. Unfortunately, my efforts since the beginning of October have yet to be successful and may have been in vain.After a deployment to Afghanistan with the Marine Corps between 2010...