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Trump Wants Millions For Military Parade But Nothing For Puerto Rico

It has been 140 days since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. President Donald Trump hasn’t spoken much about the island or the 3.4 million Americans struggling to survive there. He questioned the hurricane’s severity, saying it wasn’t worse than Katrina, and made sure to note how much it …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump Wants Millions For Military Parade But Nothing For Puerto Rico

It has been 140 days since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. President Donald Trump hasn’t spoken much about the island or the 3.4 million Americans struggling to survive there. He questioned the hurricane’s severity, saying it wasn’t worse than Katrina, and made sure to note how much it …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Here’s How Solar Panels Work

Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to offer his help to rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid, damaged by Hurricane Maria. True to his word, the company provided a solar panel and battery storage array to Hospital del Niño, a children’s hospital in San Juan.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Republicans ‘Proud Papas’ At President Trump’s Perfect Score On Hurricane Maria Relief Effort

Republican Leaders were ecstatic after President Trump gave himself a perfect score on his administration’s handling of Puerto Rico during a press conference.

When Trump was asked by reporters how he’d grade his administration’s efforts on the relief effort from Hurricane Maria Trump didn’t …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Major Lazer host benefit concert for hurricane-stricken Caribbean people

In wake of the wave of hurricanes that have struck the Caribbean islands, dance music supergroup Major Lazer decided to throw a benefit concert in Miami to raise funds for those affected by the natural disasters.On Oct. 16, the Caribbean-influenced trio composed of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire hosted a massive concert called Relief is […]

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Major Lazer host benefit concert for hurricane-stricken Caribbean people

In wake of the wave of hurricanes that have struck the Caribbean islands, dance music supergroup Major Lazer decided to throw a benefit concert in Miami to raise funds for those affected by the natural disasters.On Oct. 16, the Caribbean-influenced trio composed of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire hosted a massive concert called Relief is […]

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Here’s How You Can Volunteer As A Trucker In Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico

Disaster relief efforts are well underway in Puerto Rico, with aid pouring in from the likes of celebrities and automakers alike. Yet, one of the biggest issues the island faces is the shortage of truck drivers to get incoming supplies from the docks and to the people who need them.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Trump Administration Draws Scathing Rebuke After Calling Botched Puerto Rico Response “A Good News Story”

It’s been over a week since Hurricane Maria tore through the island of Puerto Rico and left the better part of 3.5 million American citizens without power or access to food, medicine or clean water. While quick to respond to the needs of Texas and Florida after widespread damage from …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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America’s Next Great Insurance Crisis

Climate change affects everyone, but in the immediate aftermath of “natural” disasters, the poorest among us suffer the most. In Splinter’s new series, Fault Lines, we explore the many ways our society’s most vulnerable people get hurt by climate-related crises.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Trump Finally Grants Shipping Waiver For Puerto Rico

After the administration originally denied a request to waive the Jones Act for Puerto Rico to make the shipment of food, fuel and other hurricane-relief cargo easier following devastation from Hurricane Maria, CNBC reports that the President Trump has now waived the act’s shipping restrictions for the area.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Puerto Rico Needs Truckers Right Now

The good news is that Puerto Rico, devastated after Hurricane Maria, is now seeing donations pouring in from people looking to help. The bad news is that the supplies seem to be stuck at the ports because there are issues with infrastructure and not enough truckers to properly distribute the items to people in need.Read […]

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Chez Pazienza Predicted the Nightmare Scenario Puerto Rico is Now Facing

Editor’s note: Bob Cesca emailed me yesterday to suggest we print this Members Only article Chez Pazienza wrote on January 26th 2017. The Trump administration has been shamefully slow in responding to the three and a half million United States citizens languishing on the island that has been …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Here’s Why Puerto Rico Was Denied The Same Shipping Waiver As Texas And Florida For Hurricane Relief

The Trump administration has denied a request to grant a waiver of the Jones Act for Puerto Rico to ease the shipping of food, fuel and other hurricane relief supplies despite previous waivers earlier this year, citing a government assessment that determined the island’s ports are too damaged to handle an increased…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s How to Help People in Puerto Rico Right Now 

The entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.4 million Americans, is still without power after a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, the fifth-strongest storm to ever hit the United States. Cell phone and internet service has also largely been lost and it could take six months for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority,…Read more… […]

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