Black People : Deployed Again: Destination Puerto Rico

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Puerto Rico Sues Control Board Over Budget Differences
    Puerto Rico sues federal control board to resolve budget differences as the U.S. territory battles an 11-year recession
    BY DANICA COTO, Associated Press


    ...Gov. Ricardo Rossello said he is seeking an injunction to stop the board from imposing an $8.76 billion budget that contains various austerity measures, and he accused it of trying to dictate the island's public policy.


    https://www.usnews.com/news/busines...-to-sue-control-board-over-budget-differences
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    FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2017 file photo, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello, left, speaks during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on hurricane recovery, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Puerto Rico's governor said in a statement Thursday, July 5, 2018 he will sue a federal control board to resolve budget differences as the U.S. territory battles an 11-year recession. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
     
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    FEMA Says It Was Significantly Unprepared When Hurricane Maria Hit Puerto Rico
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    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has said it did not have a “phasing” plan in place for getting resources to Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria devastated the island last September...

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/fema-says-significantly-unprepared-hurricane-064026339.html

    FEMA Says It Was Significantly Unprepared When Hurricane Maria Hit Puerto Rico

    When Hurricane Maria hit, more than 80% of Puerto Rico's supply warehouse was already depleted
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    When Hurricane Maria hit, more than 80% of Puerto Rico's supply warehouse was already depleted

     
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    This is a problem all over the Caribbean not just Puerto Rico. Many times they built the house on open land, no title, no permit etc. And Puerto Rico its self is to blame. We have the same problem here in the Dominican Republic. And its also the fault of our government. You have the rules/laws but they are neither enforced or followed.

    Quote from the link posted above "but that's an issue in Puerto Rico, where houses are passed down, some are built without legal permits, and many don't have a title or deed."
     
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    That is truly a disgusting shame to have to live like that bientempo. It really really is. I have attended numerous combined agency and private vendor disaster planning conferences, workshops & joint agency practice exercises and like many used, misused and abused low level paid employees and volunteers I cannot dispute the fact that FEMA should be completely dismantled. Hurricane Katrina revealed not only FEMA leadership were made up of shills, opportunist and government hacks who collectively had zero experience in disaster mitigation, emergency response and scene control along with expedited relocation of disaster victims. This well documented failure brings to light some of the more humanistic aspects of States Rights. State, county and local controlled combined disaster agency response does not have to beg for aid according to some national criteria from the FEDS. Faster response times, familiarity with local affected areas and a passionate caring for our neighbors mindset has worded effectively long before FEMA and it's corrupt boss the DHS overtook the role of men and women who not only cared enough to wake up at 3:00AM to help others in need without compensation and more so a pat on the back in front of the press.

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    https://www.facebook.com/FEMA/

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    https://www.linkedin.com/company/fema

    https://www.wired.com/story/the-secret-history-of-fema/

    The Secret History of FEMA

    The federal agency in charge of hurricane Harvey cleanup has a weird Cold War legacy.
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    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/15/puerto-rico-hurricane-fema-disaster-523033

    FEMA’s plan underestimated Puerto Rican hurricane

    In preparing for the storm, the disaster agency failed to anticipate the level of damage or extent of federal involvement required.
    politico.com


    www.nytimes.com/topic/organization/federal-emergency-management-agency

    https://reason.com/tags/fema

    Topics : FEMA - Reason.com

    Reverses a previous decision
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    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/06/us/fema-contract-puerto-rico.html

    FEMA Contract Called for 30 Million Meals for Puerto Ricans. 50,000 Were Delivered.

    FEMA terminated a big contract with a tiny vendor hired to produce meals for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Now, Congress is asking questions.
    nytimes.com


    https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/storm/etc/femahist.html
    A Short History Of Fema | The Storm | FRONTLINE | PBS
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    https://www.cnn.com/2017/12/05/politics/fema-overtime-pay/index.html

    https://theintercept.com/2018/01/10/puerto-rico-electricity-prepa-hurricane-maria/

    Armed Federal Agents Enter Warehouse in Puerto Rico to Seize Hoarded Electric Equipment

    The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority had an uninvited guest come by and seize thousands of pieces of badly needed parts.
    theintercept.com


    https://thinkprogress.org/six-months-puerto-rico-fema-cea5b3d07841/

    Puerto Ricans protest at FEMA on six month anniversary of Hurricane Maria

    "We’re still going to make sure they’re held accountable."
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    https://www.newsweek.com/fema-waste-taxpayer-dollars-oversight-report-751354

    https://www.cagw.org/thewastewatcher/grifters-give-fema-run-for-their-money
    The WasteWatcher
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    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fema-wasted-millions-in-katrina-recovery/

    FEMA Wasted Millions In Katrina Recovery

    Audit Finds No-Bid Contracts Exemplified Mismanagement In Hurricane Recovery Effort
    cbsnews.com


    https://www.downsizinggovernment.org/dhs/fema

    https://www.oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/2017-12/OIG-18-33-Dec17.pdf

    https://www.taxpayer.net/national-security/disaster-spending-data-resources/

    Disaster Spending Data Resources | Taxpayers for Common Sense

    Taxpayers for Common Sense is an independent and non-partisan voice for taxpayers working to increase transparency and expose and eliminate wasteful and corrupt subsidies, earmarks, and corporate welfare.
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    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/08/opinion/trump-fema-speech.html

    Opinion | The Price of an Incompetent President

    Puerto Rico won’t be Trump’s last victim.
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    www.cnn.com/2005/US/09/17/katrina.response/index.html

    https://www.rt.com/usa/fema-workers-occupy-sandy-720/

    OccupySandy feeds FEMA workers: Government incompetence at its peak — RT US News

    What happens when federally-hired emergency workers can’t handle a federal emergency? FEMA staffers found out the answer firsthand this week when Occupy activists had to lend a hand.
    rt.com


    www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-puerto-rico-hurricane-20170921-story.html

    www.city-data.com/states/Puerto-Rico.html

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Maria

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Emergency_Management_Agency
    Federal Emergency Management Agency - Wikipedia
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    https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/camp-fema-american-lockdown/

    Camp FEMA: American Lockdown - Top Documentary Films

    Recent legislation attempting to legitimize the use of internment camps to detain U.S. citizens in the event of an uprising or civil unrest has many...
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  7. bientempo

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    Symbol you have to understand that I am not saying anything for or against FEMA, they would be no help to us anyway. I was just commenting on the situation with property titles. I know of entire barrios that would be in that situation. Would doubt if anyone living there has a clear title to where they are living just like the folks in Puerto Rico.

    an example of bulldozing beach shacks without proper permits, and they were within 60m of the high water mark.


    Santo Domingo.- Tourism Ministry inspectors helped by agents assigned to the Puerto Plata Office of the Prosecutor demolished 11 shacks housing cafeterias operating next to La Ensenada beach, in Punta Rusia.

    Local media report that the businesses didn’t have the required permits.

    At first the vendors tried to confront the agents and protested to prevent the destruction of their properties, but security was quickly restored.

    In a statement, the Air Force Base at Puerto Plata said it coordinated the deployment of troops to avert confrontations, with the operation that lasted around three hours, in which the National Police, the Army and the Tourism Police also participated.
     
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  8. Symbol of America

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    bientempo, we're good. If nothing else you are one of Desteelands more informative, passionate yet deadly accurate members in your keen assessments of not only issues in the DR but regional, hemispheric and more so global in nature. No my friend, we're good. 99% of my rants and tirades are usually directed at our government caretakers and others of that ilk. Speaking of, I have finally wrapped up my contract with OLI/FLA and while bidding the people I so fondly come to adore well deserved good-byes I talked to a really cool young guy who is returning to your homeland to apply for an engineers position for The Romana Sugar Cane Railroad. He said there is a Metro Subway System there but all the engineers there have a lot of seniority. He said he has a better chance applying at The Romana Sugar Cane Railroad. We talked about monitoring railroad communications in The DR which I love monitoring US railroads here but we found out that Tetra is the radio system used there and it's nearly impossible to monitor that. NJT in New Jersey uses it exclusively to deter vandals and potential terrorist from monitoring train movements. Tetra was implemented in Europe to defeat terrorist from monitoring law enforcement and transportation movements and activity. I have to power nap right now but I'll be back and post some DR Railroad stuff I discovered. Always a friend and admirer. Take care and GOD bless.
     
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    Symbol as far as I know that is the only railroad system in the country. used to be more under Trujillo an all connected to the sugar cane industry, but all gone now. this is not counting the Metro in the Capital. It's only been in existence since around August of 2009 for the first line, second line was opened about 4 years later, it has now been extended along with a sky tram added that just opened. so no one can have more than 12 years seniority.
    some places you can still see the roadbeds but thats all

    http://www.sinfin.net/railways/world/domrep.html
    Railways in the Dominican Republic
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    https://www.colonialzone-dr.com/transportation3.html

    Santo Domingo Metro / Subway System

    Dominican Republic Merto routes of the subway including maps
    colonialzone-dr.com
     
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    Symbol as far as I know that is the only railroad system in the country. used to be more under Trujillo an all connected to the sugar cane industry, but all gone now. this is not counting the Metro in the Capital. It's only been in existence since around August of 2009 for the first line, second line was opened about 4 years later, it has now been extended along with a sky tram added that just opened. so no one can have more than 12 years seniority.
    some places you can still see the roadbeds but thats all

    http://www.sinfin.net/railways/world/domrep.html
    Railways in the Dominican Republic
    sinfin.net

    https://www.colonialzone-dr.com/transportation3.html

    Santo Domingo Metro / Subway System

    Dominican Republic Merto routes of the subway including maps
    colonialzone-dr.com


    And thanks for the comment on my posts.
     
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