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Re: Before you send money to XYZ for Dorian... Don't forget Michael..
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 02:19:30 PM »
smart to post this. it's sad in 2 months, no one will be talking about the bahama's ongoing issues, either.
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Re: Before you send money to XYZ for Dorian... Don't forget Michael..
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 02:11:08 AM »
or Maria (Puerto Rico).   To date they have only received a fraction of what they were approved for, and the recent arrests of two former administration officials for scamming $1.8B of this money is just icing on the cake.
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Re: Before you send money to XYZ for Dorian... Don't forget Michael..
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 07:53:22 AM »
the recent arrests of two former administration officials for scamming $1.8B of this money is just icing on the cake.

Was this not exactly what orange man was talking about when he spoke about the corruption on the island?


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Re: Before you send money to XYZ for Dorian... Don't forget Michael..
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 11:30:09 PM »
https://www.npr.org/2019/05/31/727905462/nearly-8-months-after-hurricane-michael-florida-panhandle-feels-left-behind

Just saying...

These folks should qualify for a FEMA Trailer.  So why don't they?  We in the USA do have FEMA, or if we aren't really tied down, we can just move somewhere else. Whatever the Bahamian version of FEMA is, it's not enough.  The Bahamas had a CAT 5 hurricane sit on them for a couple of days.  It's kind of unprecedented.  Just saying...

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Re: Before you send money to XYZ for Dorian... Don't forget Michael..
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 01:05:30 AM »
These folks should qualify for a FEMA Trailer.  So why don't they?  We in the USA do have FEMA, or if we aren't really tied down, we can just move somewhere else. Whatever the Bahamian version of FEMA is, it's not enough.  The Bahamas had a CAT 5 hurricane sit on them for a couple of days.  It's kind of unprecedented.  Just saying...

Just to be clear;

You're "Just saying"

Hamster is wrong, because: The Florida people have FEMA and should be in "FEMA trailers" or they can just move, so we do not need to send money to them and people should be sending money to another country instead.
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Re: Before you send money to XYZ for Dorian... Don't forget Michael..
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2019, 05:26:32 AM »
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Just to be clear;

You're "Just saying"

Hamster is wrong, because: The Florida people have FEMA and should be in "FEMA trailers" or they can just move, so we do not need to send money to them and people should be sending money to another country instead.

Even a post which is meant to bring out some humanitarian sentiment gets turned turns into an attack/battle.  MAGA indeed.
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Re: Before you send money to XYZ for Dorian... Don't forget Michael..
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2019, 08:23:32 AM »
All Bill was saying is that there are plenty of local Florida people that still need help.  Lets keep this in mind.

That is all.
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Re: Before you send money to XYZ for Dorian... Don't forget Michael..
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2019, 08:50:40 AM »
it is the politics sub. you can offer up a free pinball in this sub, and deliver it...and still be sacrificed. because is was a NASCAR. you damm liberal country boy ;D
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Re: Before you send money to XYZ for Dorian... Don't forget Michael..
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2019, 09:38:32 AM »
These folks should qualify for a FEMA Trailer.  So why don't they?  We in the USA do have FEMA, or if we aren't really tied down, we can just move somewhere else. Whatever the Bahamian version of FEMA is, it's not enough.  The Bahamas had a CAT 5 hurricane sit on them for a couple of days.  It's kind of unprecedented.  Just saying...

FEMA has been a monumental failure for decades. The last disaster that they ever truly helped out on was Andrew.

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Re: Before you send money to XYZ for Dorian... Don't forget Michael..
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2019, 12:42:47 PM »
FEMA was setup for the "good old days" when we had one major disaster every few years.

Now with climate change you can expect things to get torched every season... FEMA are chasing their tail like every other government agency.

Its also time to stop trying to "rebuild" things that are doomed to just get flooded and blown over every year.

People who want to live in high risk areas are taking that risk.....









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Re: Before you send money to XYZ for Dorian... Don't forget Michael..
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2019, 05:30:34 PM »
Just to be clear;

You're "Just saying"

Hamster is wrong, because: The Florida people have FEMA and should be in "FEMA trailers" or they can just move, so we do not need to send money to them and people should be sending money to another country instead.

They don't have a kitchen right now.  A FEMA trailer would be an upgrade and probably a lot closer to their work.  They were living in a rented 2 bedroom trailer prior to the hurricane.  Did ya not read the article?

if you want to send them money, knock yourself out.  Michael was a year ago.  What are you waiting for?  IMO it's kinda callous to suggest sending these people your money instead of the folks in the Bahamas dealing with the immediate aftermath of Dorian, and oh yeah, no mention of Puerto Rico either.  People are gonna read between the lines.

Living in the CONUS, we have options folks in the Bahamas and Puerto Rico (yes, I know it is a US Territory) don't easily have.  In spite of this, some of us will be dumb fucks that don't take advantage of it.