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Re: TEXAS VS. PUERTO RICO-------THE U.S. SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF ITSELF

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Snoopy48 wrote:

 

You just cannot help yourself - you have to attempt an insult in every post you make.


I'm learning from you.  So are you going to remain off-topic or do you think this topic should just fade away?

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Re: TEXAS VS. PUERTO RICO-------THE U.S. SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF ITSELF

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@TxGrandpa2wrote:

Snoopy48 wrote:

 


So if the area is difficult to reach we should just ignore the people there? I guess FEMA should have stayed out of south Texas since the flooding hindered relief efforts.

 

Why shouldn’t the people of Texas share their resources with Puerto Rico since the people of the other states were forced to share their resources with Texas?

 

Once again you try your passive-aggressive attack. Any time you cannot logically support your opinion you attempt to claim that the other person is some how not entitled to have an opinion. You have no idea whether I or any other poster has personally provided assistance to Puerto Rico or any other area hit by a disaster and, frankly, it has no basis as to their opinion.


And you continue your overt one?  You and anyone is entitled to there opinions even if it is erroneous.  As far as Puerto Rico or even Houston Tx, I'm not concerned about them since I have my hands full in restoring mine and dealing with people who have no concern about others even while sitting in their undamaged homes.

 

Others should be aware of whether you have furnished any assistance to anyone because a barking dog isn't apt to bite.

 

And as far as your communistic socialist democratic party ideas about sharing with Puerto Rico there is a nice dark place you can put them.  For your information power crews from Houston is now in Puerto Rico helping them restore their electrical grid.  Now when are you leaving on a jet plane heading that way to help?  Then you can complain about others.


I do not need or want your 'permission' to "complain about others" or to share my opinion.

 

Why are some citizens of the US more deserving of governmental assistance than other citizens of the US?

 

I am happy to see that you will insist that Texas never gets any more federal assistance since you don't like "communistic socialist democratic party ideas about sharing".

 

You just cannot help yourself - you have to attempt an insult in every post you make.

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Re: TEXAS VS. PUERTO RICO-------THE U.S. SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF ITSELF

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@TxGrandpa2wrote:


@nctarheelwrote:


 


In fact, I just read a FEMA letter distributed to TEXANS warning them to use their FEMA funds for what they are intended for and not something else.... so that must've been a problem in TEXAS. That happens when people don't really need the money to stay alive.

 

 

Of course from North Carolina with your perception and empathy, you can critique conditions here.

 

Gosh, "nc".  All the way over there you can read, stay informed and have an intelligent and informed opinion.  Incredible!!!  All the way over there in beautiful North Carolina.  Yall are simply amazing!


 


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in Washington DC, January 21, 2017.
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Re: TEXAS VS. PUERTO RICO-------THE U.S. SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF ITSELF

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Snoopy48 wrote:

 


So if the area is difficult to reach we should just ignore the people there? I guess FEMA should have stayed out of south Texas since the flooding hindered relief efforts.

 

Why shouldn’t the people of Texas share their resources with Puerto Rico since the people of the other states were forced to share their resources with Texas?

 

Once again you try your passive-aggressive attack. Any time you cannot logically support your opinion you attempt to claim that the other person is some how not entitled to have an opinion. You have no idea whether I or any other poster has personally provided assistance to Puerto Rico or any other area hit by a disaster and, frankly, it has no basis as to their opinion.


And you continue your overt one?  You and anyone is entitled to there opinions even if it is erroneous.  As far as Puerto Rico or even Houston Tx, I'm not concerned about them since I have my hands full in restoring mine and dealing with people who have no concern about others even while sitting in their undamaged homes.

 

Others should be aware of whether you have furnished any assistance to anyone because a barking dog isn't apt to bite.

 

And as far as your communistic socialist democratic party ideas about sharing with Puerto Rico there is a nice dark place you can put them.  For your information power crews from Houston is now in Puerto Rico helping them restore their electrical grid.  Now when are you leaving on a jet plane heading that way to help?  Then you can complain about others.

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Re: TEXAS VS. PUERTO RICO-------THE U.S. SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF ITSELF

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@TxGrandpa2wrote:

 

It isn't necessarily Trump's fault, nor the governments...consider three major disasters spread across the southern U.S and offshore.  Only the cynics would think that wasn't spreading resources out.

 


And here is how they spread it out. folks.

 

HIGH INCOME WHITE PEOPLE in TEXAS got ONE-HALF BILLION DOLLARS more assistance for their mere 41 easily accessible counties while LOW INCOME BROWN PEOPLE in PUERTO RICO got less assistance for their 70 more remote and less accessible counties.

 

Damage was much more severe in PUERTO RICO than in TEXAS.

 

Remember what TRUMP said about PUERTO RICANS.

 

The only reason for the disparity in assistance is racism, pure and simple.  

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Re: TEXAS VS. PUERTO RICO-------THE U.S. SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF ITSELF

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@TxGrandpa2wrote:

Snoopy48 wrote:



The damages were higher only because the area was valued higher. The damage in Puerto Rico was more widespread and severe.

 

 


Are you really doing research in your comparison, or is this a partisan issue.  That seems to be the case by several posters.  One problem that apparently makes rebuilding slow is the the government is bankrupt where the state of Texas has more resources.  So if we were to approach this in a communistic socialist manner, Texas would be required to share their resources with the Commonwealth.

 

Another factor is that the area is mountainous hindering relief efforts. 

 

But here on the forum, the problem is more of partisan posturing which sides being drawn.  But the question should be what have you been doing to aid the island?  Thought so....nothing, just posturing on a discussion site.

 

Have a good evening.

 

 


So if the area is difficult to reach we should just ignore the people there? I guess FEMA should have stayed out of south Texas since the flooding hindered relief efforts.

 

Why shouldn’t the people of Texas share their resources with Puerto Rico since the people of the other states were forced to share their resources with Texas?

 

Once again you try your passive-aggressive attack. Any time you cannot logically support your opinion you attempt to claim that the other person is some how not entitled to have an opinion. You have no idea whether I or any other poster has personally provided assistance to Puerto Rico or any other area hit by a disaster and, frankly, it has no basis as to their opinion.

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Re: TEXAS VS. PUERTO RICO-------THE U.S. SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF ITSELF

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@williamb39198wrote:

 

please do not play the victim here,



I am not playing the victim or anything, just telling it what people here are going through. 

 

For myself, I've been in many situations in my life, hurricanes, typhoons, airplane crash, being shot at, and more.  I've lived in my life under conditions that would make a lot here sick.  This has just been another speed bump in life.

 

It isn't necessarily Trump's fault, nor the governments...consider three major disasters spread across the southern U.S and offshore.  Only the cynics would think that wasn't spreading resources out.

 

As far as I'm concerned these posts here from those in the comfort of their undamaged homes are the ones who has a problem.  The saying 'but for the grace of God goes I' should apply to them.  Should I, will I, emphatize with them if disaster happens to them?  The answer is yes.  I'm not going to let them control my life.

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Re: TEXAS VS. PUERTO RICO-------THE U.S. SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF ITSELF

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@nctarheelwrote:



In fact, I just read a FEMA letter distributed to TEXANS warning them to use their FEMA funds for what they are intended for and not something else.... so that must've been a problem in TEXAS. That happens when people don't really need the money to stay alive.

 

 


We received that also in an email.  But of course the same as in North Carolina we have those who live from paycheck to paycheck.  And the FEMA funds we were given was nothing compared to what we actually had to spend to even make our homes livable.  Even making our home livable cost us 3 times what FEMA allowed.  We were fortunate because my wife retired the same day the flood happened...therefore we had the funds that we had in savings to use.   And we are further fortunate that we are returning to normal because of those savings over the years.

 

There were many who remain still in shelters provided because they can't afford anything further toward moving back into their homes.  Even those with flood insurance are having problems. 

 

Of course from North Carolina with your perception and empathy, you can critique conditions here.

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Re: TEXAS VS. PUERTO RICO-------THE U.S. SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF ITSELF

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TxGrandpa2 wrote:

nctarheel wrote:

My figures didn't come from any media source; they came from FEMA itself.

From FEMA themselves? 

 

Do you have a FEMA number for either disaster?

 


They are FEMA DR-4339 and FEMA DR-4332.

 

It is a travesty that the WHITES of TEXAS receive 50% more monies than the BROWNS of PUERTO RICO.

 

In fact, I just read a FEMA letter distributed to TEXANS warning them to use their FEMA funds for what they are intended for and not something else.... so that must've been a problem in TEXAS. That happens when people don't really need the money to stay alive.

 

No surprise.

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Re: TEXAS VS. PUERTO RICO-------THE U.S. SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF ITSELF

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To texgrandpa, please do not play the victim here, it’s unbecoming fo you. I have no problem with aid to Texas, and a lot of effort is due to local participation wherever events take place. But consider that you can drive to Texas but not to Puerto Rico. Consider logistics and circumstance. We pay taxes, and have agencies specifically to provide aid and assistance, as it should be. But, where does it become unequal?

Looking back, how many helicopters did we see in Texas to support rescue efforts. Now consider Puerto Rico, not many copters seen there. From the second day I wondered why, within four days why did we not have  an aircraft carrier loaded with choppers, fuel, generators, medical supplies, food and water parked off the coast of Puerto Rico...we went to the moon! Why was this not possible? Because our president did not want it to happen. He would rather go there days later, ignore the hardworking mayor, and throw paper towels for a photo op! trump is an embarrassment to our country, that is a fact!

 

we are better than trump

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