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Governor to Puerto Rico about to challenge Trump on relief funds

"If the bully gets close, I'll punch the bully in the mouth," Rosselló said. "It would be a mistake to confuse courtesy with courage."

Despite their requests, Drumpf has declined to schedule a meeting with Rosselló to discuss recovery efforts that are ongoing nearly two years after the storm hit.

"You guys have to f***ing stop with the meeting request," one official said, according to the Puerto Rican officials.
"Your governor is f***ing things up," Navarro added, according to sources at the meeting.
I never believed that being anti-establishment equaled having no standards anymore and speaking like a 7th-grader at the schoolyard. So far, the only ones messing things up are Trump's officials.
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Liberals either handle the border situation, or fascists take over


Clinton’s assessment of the European political situation is accurate. According to recent poll numbers, 63 percent of French people believe too many immigrants are living in their country. One-third of the British people who voted in 2016 to leave the European Union cited immigration as their primary reason. In Germany, 38 percent rate immigration as the most important issue facing their country. Thanks in great part to their anti-immigration messages, populist parties now govern Italy, Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.

Across the developed world, very high levels of immigration have coincided with widening class divisions, the discrediting of political and economic elites, and the rise of extremist politics. And immigration pressures will only intensify in the decades ahead, for reasons obscured by media coverage of immigrants as poor and desperate.

Since 1990, the number of human beings living in extreme poverty—defined as less than $2 a day... show more


 

On Trump's bible signing session


The local meteorologists from Montgomery started warning the area just east of where I live to take shelter immediately. As the storms battered our region we heard the tornado sirens, made phone calls, checked on loved ones and neighbors, and made sure people were okay.

Drumpf is just a man. Why would people give him their Bibles? Why would he sign them? It isn’t his place; it’s near sacrilegious.

First of all, Trump is not just a man - he is the fucking president of the fucking United States. He may not be everyone's president, but he has the official position, nevertheless. Also, he has a strong back in the pious pseudo-Christians of the Southern states. To sign Bibles in a catastrophe-stricken region is seen as a believing president who is close to his people, and those who believe in God Almighty as well.

One, involves Jesus being asked about whether a tower falling on people and killing them was because of their sins in Luke 13:1-5. With great seriousness Jesus answers, “Or ... show more


 

On the constant humanitarian crises-stricken Haiti


Haiti has been affected by episodes of drought and erratic distribution of rainfall. Compounding the humanitarian situation were the devastating effects of Hurricanes Matthew (October 2016) and Irma (September 2017). Hurricane Matthew – the strongest since Felix in 2007 – had catastrophic impacts on the food security and livelihoods of communities living in the departments of Grand’Anse, Sud, Sud-Est and Nippes, destroying 100 percent of crops and affecting approximately 2.1 million people. Furthermore, although its eye was not directly on Haiti, floods and strong winds linked to Hurricane Irma damaged crops in the Nord-Est department.

Moreover, an economic crisis triggered by a depreciation of the Haitian gourde has caused a significant reduction in households’ purchasing power, directly affecting their food security. As a result, the population has been protesting against the Government since 7 February 2019, hampering logistics, food production and the functioning of market s... show more


 

Desert locusts haunting Egypt and Saudi-Arabia


(Speaking of the seven deadly plagues that were haunting Egypt after the Egyptian pharaoh didn't leave Moses' people go; we had a pink-coloured sea in Melbourne (close enough to red), and now we have a locust plague in Egypt. What's next, God? The death of the firstborn children? Come on, this ain't funny in the book either, and completely exaggerated)
“These locusts are normally present in low numbers in the desert and don’t cause a big problem. But following a large rainfall they can quickly multiply, eventually forming hopper bands or swarms of adults, composed of billions of individual locusts,” Cressman told The Media Line.

“Once they get into rain-fed crops on the edge of the desert, grown by poor farmers, they’re eating an entire livelihood, and then they move into the country and affect national food supplies,” he emphasized.

The FAO Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region (CRC), composed of 16 member countries, is co... show more


 

Operative chief of staff defunds relief fund to finance border wall


Done by executive order, this plan would allow the White House to shift money from different budgetary accounts without congressional approval, circumventing Democrats who refuse to give Drumpf anything like the $5.7 billion he has demanded. Nor would it require a controversial emergency declaration.

Still the Democrats' fault? Firstly, Donnie claimed the government shutdown for himself because he evades any urge to offer a compromise, now his chief of staff takes away relief funds to lead them towards the infamous border wall project.

The plan will also tap unspent Department of Defense funds for military construction, like family housing or infrastructure for military bases, according to three sources familiar with the negotiations.

#MAGA, huh?

Until now, Drumpf officials had focused on the drawbacks of a possible national emergency declaration. But as the alternative option of moving... show more


 

Monsoonal floods make desperate decisions necessary


(Yes, the content of the article is as distressing as the article's headline reads)

The decision was made as the Queensland government also published a warning to people to beware of crocodiles, snakes and other wildlife, which were reported to have left the swollen river and headed into some suburban areas.

With the floodgates fully open, about 1,900 cubic metres of water a second was released. That stabilised the dam, which on Monday afternoon was holding 523,475 megalitres, or 225% its typical capacity.

About 1,000 people spent Sunday night in evacuation shelters, and emergency services conducted 18 “swiftwater” rescues, where people were pulled from flowing floodwaters.

#Australia #Oceania #News #Politics #Monsoon #MonsoonRain #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #NaturalHazard #NaturalCatastrophe #Floods