Black People : Deployed Again: Destination Puerto Rico

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Puerto Rico: Trump administration gave job of delivering 30 million meals to small contractor who delivered just 50,000

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    Emily Shugerman

    The Independent

    ... On 3 October, FEMA signed a $156m contract with self-described “serial entrepreneur” Tiffany Brown to deliver millions of meals to the island, according to the New York Times. By 19 October, they had cancelled the contract, Ms Brown – the sole owner and employee of her contracting company – had delivered only 50,000 meals in the time she was supposed to deliver 18.5m.


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/puerto-rico-trump-administration-gave-181100293.html
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  2. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Waiting for your answer to my question Clyde on the statehood question for the other territories of the US.
     
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    Statehood for the U.S. Territories: A New Country-Project to Make America Great Again!

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    Tiberiu Dianu
    TIBERIU DIANU has published several books and a host of articles in law, politics, and post-communist societies. He currently lives and works in Washington, DC.

    ... Currently, there are only U.S. territories that are incorporated unorganized (Palmyra Atoll), unincorporated organized(Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands), unincorporated unorganized(American Samoa and other islands, atolls and reefs in the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea), and commonwealths (Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico).

    In spite of the various local organizational differences among these entities, the common denominator is that they all are (or, in the case of a few others, used to be) U.S. territories and, for obvious aforementioned strategic, military, and economic reasons, there should start a serious and uninhibited approach toward granting — at least for five of them: AS, GU, MP, PR, and VI — U.S. statehood ...


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    An inspiring movement, which we call STATEHOOD FOR THE U.S. TERRITORIES, coming from the top executive level (the President), in conjunction with its top legislative counterpart (the Congress), is expected in order to gather and channel the grassroots energies and resources toward this noble and visionary ideal.

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    Clyde do you have a link to support the above statement 'An inspiring movement, which we call STATEHOOD FOR THE U.S. TERRITORIES, coming from the top executive level (the President), in conjunction with its top legislative counterpart (the Congress), is expected in order to gather and channel the grassroots energies and resources toward this noble and visionary ideal.
    By a link I mean something that supports this idea of Tiberiu Dianu,.

    What I have been able to find so far. Does not support the idea of statehood for the territories. also I had asked for your personal opinion not the idea' currently in vogue.
    http://dailysignal.com/2010/08/09/statehood-for-guam-american-samoa-and-the-u-s-virgin-islands/
    http://www.pacificislandtimes.com/single-post/2017/01/06/Choose-or-Lose-US-Virgin-Islands-in-2017
    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/06/puerto-rico-guam-supreme-court-status/486887/
     
  6. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Please sufficiently explain why you curiously insist on my personal opinion and why it seems to be so important to you?

    Also bientempo, please show where I proposed statehood for Puerto Rico in this Thread.

    As far as having a link, outside of the one provided, based on this, its a movement ... "An inspiring movement, which we call STATEHOOD FOR THE U.S. TERRITORIES."

    As movements go, more should be available in the future.

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    The Ones They Left Behind: A Puerto Rican Family Still Torn Apart Months After Maria

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    Sarah Ruiz-Grossman

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    ... In the weeks that followed, the young men cleared the roads with machetes, they lined up for hours to get gas. But Mariluz’s health steadily declined; confined to a home without power, running water or cell reception, she was losing weight.


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/ones-left-behind-puerto-rican-104711872.html
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    Jeancarlo in Puerto Rico, left, and Mariluz with Jan Miguel and cousin Emiliano in Orlando.


     
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    Puerto Rico May Get $2 Billion for Power Grid, Governor Says

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    Michelle Kaske
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    ... U.S. House and Senate leadership have agreed to allocate more than $6.8 billion of disaster relief aid to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, mostly to cover Medicaid costs, Rossello said in a statement Wednesday. Puerto Rico would receive another $2 billion for energy infrastructure.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/puerto-rico-may-2-billion-203047466.html
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    A driver moves safety cones blocking an exit at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) Palo Seco plant in Palo Seco, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Photographer: Xavier Garcia/Bloomberg


     
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    Blackout hits northern Puerto Rico following fire, explosion
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    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory's efforts to fully restore power more than five months after Hurricane Maria started the longest blackout in U.S. history ...


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/blackout...-rico-following-fire-explosion-020821455.html

     
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    This is what happens when you try to repair something that junk to start with. Hum sounds like part of the DR.
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/blackout...-rico-following-fire-explosion-020821455.html

    The blast illustrated the challenges of restoring a power grid that was already crumbling before it was devastated by the Category 4 hurricane.

    In many cases, power workers are repairing equipment that should have long been replaced but remained online due to the power authority's yearslong financial crisis. PREPA is worth roughly $4 billion, carries $9 billion in debt and has long been criticized for political patronage and inefficiency. It also struggled with frequent blackouts, including an island-wide outage in September 2016.