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Trump Better Get Hurricane Harvey Right

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posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft




We can blame Trump if and when he railroads any attempt to give Long full resources and support without question.


Trump has already tried to gut FEMA to build the wall.

www.nytimes.com...




posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 10:29 AM
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President Trump is at Camp David not Mar-a-lago.Come on here,come up with better stuff.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

We can blame him for administrative disorganization. There are tons of jobs vacant, including a DHS head, that are meant to deal with situations like this.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 10:39 AM
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a reply to: buckwhizzle

Camp David is the designated Presidential retreat site where Presidents are supposed to go to relax and get away from the Hill.


Camp David is the country retreat of the President of the United States.
en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 10:47 AM
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Even if he does they will find a way to flip it.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: windword

He can function better as CIC at Camp David than anywhere other "vacation " spot.Like Marthas' Vineyard.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 10:56 AM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: Sublimecraft




We can blame Trump if and when he railroads any attempt to give Long full resources and support without question.


Trump has already tried to gut FEMA to build the wall.

www.nytimes.com...


That article is almost 6 months old and certainly does not refer to Hurricane Harvey or Longs appointment in June. It also does not verify that any adjustments have occurred to FEMA - except the fact that Long was appointed. In fact, since Trumps budget release, FEMA funding was not touched.

I love this little bit from your article, especially when you look at the NYT and propaganda floating around the net way back in March 2017...


Reports of the proposal were confirmed to The New York Times by an official who had seen the documents and who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the closely guarded budgeting process. Mr. Trump is expected to present the budget this month, although it already is viewed as a largely aspirational proposal created by the Office of Management and Budget of the White House and individual departments to set priorities for Congress.

A spokesman for the Homeland Security Department said he could not comment on the deliberations, and John Czwartacki, a spokesman for the budget office, said it was “premature” to discuss any proposals before an official budget blueprint was released.





posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: buckwhizzle


I agree with that, and wish he would have used Camp David a lot more that he used Mar A Lago. But, call it what it is, Trump is on retreat at Camp David, just coming off his 2 weeks vacay at Bedminster.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 11:04 AM
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originally posted by: kosmicjack
a reply to: Sublimecraft

We can blame him for administrative disorganization. There are tons of jobs vacant, including a DHS head, that are meant to deal with situations like this.


Not quite, although FEMA is a DHS sub-agency....natural disasters and associated relief/action to address same clearly falls under the responsibilities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency so whether or not the DHS has an appointed Administrator, FEMA can and does take independent action to address natural disasters - answering to Elaine Duke - the incumbent deputy secretary of DHS.

DHS organizational chart 15th August 2017 - ***PDF***



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 11:06 AM
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Using a natural disaster to preemptively trash Trump, some people are sick in the head. Why not wait until he actually does something to deserve criticism in this situation before you spew your hatred?



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: TruMcCarthy

I agree.
It feels like some posters want people to die just so that they have something to hammer trump with.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 11:10 AM
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If people elsewhere in U.S. think this won't impact them - wrong. Gas prices already creeping up. When Baton Rouge flooded last summer people just didn't show up for work at the refinery. There are many refineries in the Houston/Galveston area. All of those employees will be impacted somehow, if not the refineries themselves. Capacity will be impacted. Which means prices and probably supply will be impacted.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: TruMcCarthy
Using a natural disaster to preemptively trash Trump, some people are sick in the head. Why not wait until he actually does something to deserve criticism in this situation before you spew your hatred?


I watched officials with various agencies speaking yesterday and they had nothing but praise for the president. He was praised for being quick, cooperative, and communicative with all. It seems as if all agencies are working together as well as can be expected when dealing with this type of storm and that many people.

I just ignore the idiot pundits that blame President Trump for everything, including their own constipation!!


edit on 27-8-2017 by queenofswords because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 11:22 AM
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Not just gas...




The Port of Houston is a port in Houston, Texas, the fourth-largest city in the United States. The port is a 25-mile-long complex of diversified public and private facilities located a few hours' sailing time from the Gulf of Mexico. It is the busiest port in the United States in terms of foreign tonnage, second-busiest in the United States in terms of overall tonnage, and thirteenth-busiest in the world.

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The Port of Houston is a major point of international trade for the United States. The following is the trade volume by world region reported by the Greater Houston Partnership as of 2006.

Europe 31%
Latin America 22%
Asia/Pacific Rim 15%
North America 13%
Middle East 7%
Africa 12%

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And that wiki data is almost a decade old!

How functional will that port be under these circumstances?

The impact will be huge.

Then there will be the financial/insurance strain. I wouldn't be surprised if it becomes the largest in history.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: loam

mobile.twitter.com...
edit on 8/27/2017 by kosmicjack because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 11:27 AM
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Watching the FWS website, they have already exceed that 22 inches in the last 48 hours.






Federal government plans years-long recovery effort in states hit by Harvey

Federal emergency officials said Sunday they're bracing to help with recovery efforts in Texas and other states hard hit by Hurricane Harvey for years to come.

“This disaster is going to be a landmark event," Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long said on CNN Sunday. “We’re setting up and gearing up for the next couple of years.’’


edit on 27-8-2017 by loam because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 02:37 PM
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Texas Governor: Trump support appreciated

www.cbsnews.com...


As Tropical Storm Harvey dumped massive amounts of rain on Texas and caused what the National Hurricane Center described as "catastrophic flooding" in the southeastern part of the state, Governor Greg Abbott applauded the efforts of the Trump administration as the state prepared for the worst.

"We're very appreciative of our fellow states as well as what the federal government has done," Abbott said Sunday on "Face the Nation."

"I gotta tell you the Trump administration has provided us everything that we need," he said.


guessing Trump will still get criticized. there's always something slipping through the cracks.

wish just once we could delete the politics



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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I'm watching a grown Texan crying right now. Another that didn't have enough money to evacuate. It's making me cry.

I will let Texans judge how this went. Nobody else's opinion matters.

Conservatives have completely lost their heart and soul.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 03:48 PM
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Conservatives have completely lost their heart and soul.



What the heck are you talking about?



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: queenofswords

Read the post before mine. It's all about defending Trump. There is no empathy here for the misery of Texans.




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