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#1506199 --- 10/07/17 09:27 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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Nothing worth saving in that rat whole! Bulldoze the whole island and start over! Get some people who want to work instead of collecting benefits and start over!

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#1506207 --- 10/08/17 01:51 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Throw them a roll of paper towels Trump and I am sure they will be just fine.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/worl...aria/736372001/

GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico — José Roig, 56, tried to stay positive as he surveyed his 150-acre coffee plantation clinging to the steep, storm-scoured hillsides near Puerto Rico’s southern coast.

Hurricane Maria’s winds of more than 150 mph ripped away nearly all the leaves on the once-lush tropical landscape, twisted tree trunks and exposed Roig’s shade-loving coffee plants to the sun.

“What took 35 years to build was lost in 10 hours,” Roig said, looking at a valley of destruction that spread beyond the mountain peaks in the distance and across the entire island.

Roig, who is proudly self-reliant, said his harvest was insured and vowed to recover.

But Puerto Rico’s agricultural sector was decimated by the storm, and he and government officials agreed that a full recovery from Maria’s blow will require federal assistance.

Carlos Flores Ortega, Puerto Rico’s secretary of agriculture, said the area around Roig’s farm, near the southern port city of Ponce, is known for plantains, bananas, papayas, coffee and citrus crops.

“All of that has been wiped out,” Flores Ortega said. “Farmers are used to loss, rain, heavy rains and flooding. But in this occasion, we had the worst natural disaster in 100 years on the island.”

Flores Ortega estimated the island lost 80% of its crops. The poultry sector lost 90% of its production and more than 2 million of its 2.6 million birds, along with numerous chicken coops and processing equipment.

All the plantations have been destroyed. Flooding covered 51,000 acres of coastal area. Cows and other livestock floated away in the swollen rivers. Irrigation systems were lost, and ornamental and hydroponic facilities were damaged.

“There’s no plant that can survive 150-mph winds,” Flores Ortega said.

Federal agencies and the island’s Department of Agriculture are looking for ways to restore Puerto Rico’s $1 billion agricultural sector, with grants and loans to help bury animals and to rebuild facilities and roads so farmers can go back to planting and production.

Jobs and income produced by food processors add another $3.5 billion to the island’s economy, Flores Ortega said.

Luz Quiñones, 39, who owns La Cosecha Mia (My Harvest) produce market in Old San Juan, said Puerto Rico’s farm industry was undergoing a renaissance before the hurricane, with young people getting into the game to feed a demand for organic and local produce.

That sector has grown to the point it started to export produce, Quiñones said.

“If the government doesn’t help rebuild, I don’t know if we’re going to survive,” she said.

In Yabucoa, a region on the southeastern corner of the island that produces plantains, farmer Aurelio Beltran drove through acres of downed plantain trees.

Angel Morales, president of the Yabucoa farming cooperative, said most of the valley's 3,000 to 4,000 acres of plantains were destroyed. Although farmers carry insurance, they'll still lose money because trees cost $6 to $7 to plant, and insurance only pays $3.25 a tree, Morales said.

Roig, whose forefathers established his farm in 1876 as Spanish immigrants from Catalonia, rode across his land in a rusty Jeep Renegade with his son, Jesús, 31, at the wheel.
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#1506228 --- 10/08/17 12:50 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/10/08/donald-trump-government-215691?lo=ap_c1

Shortly after the White House released the outlines of its tax proposal, President Donald Trump railed on Twitter against Democrats who opposed it, noting that his “Tax Cut and Reform Bill” was winning “great reviews.” Except that there wasn’t an actual tax cut and reform bill pending in Congress yet for Democrats to support or oppose. The legislation hadn’t been introduced. What the White House put forward was just a framework to be filled in during the normal bargaining process on Capitol Hill.

That was after the president tweeted that the “approval process” for his tax reform package would soon begin, which, again, is not how Congress works. The House of Representatives will introduce its own bill, incorporating some of the president’s priorities to be sure, but there will be no formal process of approval for what he’s proposed. Some of his preferred policies might not make it into the final bill at all.

It’s possible the president knew all this, that his tweets were merely inelegant phrasing, and in any event we all can get the gist of what he meant. Then again, it’s also possible, and indeed there is ample evidence, that the president of the United States really doesn’t understand the constitutional process, or even American history, much at all. This is a man, after all, who at the age of 70 seemed surprised to learn that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican.

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#1506256 --- 10/08/17 09:05 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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BLAH BLAH BLAH! LOL!

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#1506265 --- 10/09/17 02:57 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
BLAH BLAH BLAH! LOL!
You are running out of rebuttals. Do you have any idea how silly your immature taunts make you sound?

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#1506312 --- 10/09/17 08:34 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
BLAH BLAH BLAH! LOL!
You are running out of rebuttals. Do you have any idea how silly your immature taunts make you sound?
Not nearly as bad as you look posting the garbage you post day after day!

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#1506318 --- 10/10/17 01:17 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
BLAH BLAH BLAH! LOL!
You are running out of rebuttals. Do you have any idea how silly your immature taunts make you sound?
Not nearly as bad as you look posting the garbage you post day after day!
Tell me why you think this is garbage.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/09/trump-aides-guard-rails-243608

White House aides lean on delays and distraction to manage Trump

In interviews, senior staff and others close to the president have described a series of guardrails they use to push the president away from rash decisions.

By JOSH DAWSEY

10/09/2017 05:19 PM EDT

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#1506332 --- 10/10/17 08:25 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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It's garbage because the source is politico!

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#1506334 --- 10/10/17 09:00 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
It's garbage because the source is politico!
Yet you refuse to tell any site that is not political. That is sad.

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#1506345 --- 10/10/17 11:38 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
It's garbage because the source is politico!
Yet you refuse to tell any site that is not political. That is sad.
It's sad that you are so brainwashed by the lefties!

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#1506357 --- 10/10/17 12:42 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
It's garbage because the source is politico!
Yet you refuse to tell any site that is not political. That is sad.
It's sad that you are so brainwashed by the lefties!
I shake my head in amazement at your inability to answer simple questions or make reasonable comments.

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#1506377 --- 10/10/17 07:53 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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That's reasonable that your brainwashed!

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#1506408 --- 10/11/17 07:23 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
That's reasonable that your brainwashed!
ummm. This reply isn't even a sentence that makes sense.

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#1506422 --- 10/11/17 07:58 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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Obviously not to you!

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#1506647 --- 10/17/17 05:59 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
It's garbage because the source is politico!
Yet you refuse to tell any site that is not political. That is sad.
It's sad that you are so brainwashed by the lefties!



Explain "Lefties" adverse to lies,name calling, pettiness and adolescent mentality? Maybe "me" think that being left is a redeeming attribute. Explain brainwash when you call facts fake news such Russian collusion, no words or action when 4 American soldiers die, lied that Obama did not call families of US casualty.......denying fact is called what in your vocabulary? grin


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/us/politics/trump-obama-killed-soldiers.html

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#1506654 --- 10/17/17 09:30 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: Formermac]
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The problem is you lefties don't know facts from BS!

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#1506657 --- 10/17/17 10:06 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
The problem is you lefties don't know facts from BS!
We certainly know a liar when we hear one!

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-branded-fat-fing-liar-sister-us-soldier-killed-iraq-080127138.html

Donald Trump has been widely criticised after falsely claiming that Barack Obama and other former presidents didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers.

The businessman-turned-politician was branded a ‘fat, f***ing liar’ by the sister of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq after he made the comments when asked about four US soldiers who died in Niger last week.

“The toughest calls I have to make are the calls where this happens — soldiers are killed,” Trump told reporters.

“It’s a very difficult thing. Now it gets to a point where you make four or five of them in one day, it’s a very, very tough day. For me that’s by far the toughest.”
More on Donald Trump from Yahoo:

“President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls, a lot of them didn’t make calls. I like to call when it’s appropriate, when I think I’m able to do it.”

The lie immediately provoked outrage online.

Delilia O’Malley tweeted to Trump: “‘When my brother was killed, Pres Bush listened while I screamed at him & then held me as I sobbed, you fat f***ing liar.”

Alyssa Mastromonaco, a former aide to Obama, said: “That’s a f***ing lie. To say President Obama (or past presidents) didn’t call the family members of soldiers KIA – he’s a deranged animal.”

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#1506658 --- 10/17/17 10:23 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
The problem is you lefties don't know facts from BS!


You trump supporters married the town "whore" back in November, here it is almost a year later and you're still attempting to convince us that she's (Trump)a fine women. Nice try. Due to the fact that smart voters know the distinction between a fine house wife and the women from the house of ill repute, it's only an effort in futility to say otherwise but you know that anyway don't you? Thus your problem......smart people can not unlearn morality, logic, decent upbringing, good value and last but not least, honesty. Explain why your fine "Wife" is always lying to you while possessing the inability to stay faithful?........we Liberals answer questions, not ask only.

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#1506661 --- 10/17/17 10:31 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: Formermac]
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You liberals are a bunch of sore losers who can't get over the fact that CROOKED HILARY lost the election!

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#1506663 --- 10/17/17 11:32 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: gassy one]
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See what I mean by very limited vocabulary? Liberals, Liberals........ Now explain this one, why is the independent investigation subpoenaing all of Trump's associates including Russia? A big conspiracy???????....I say not due the fact that the Trump team knows that their days are numbered. BTW never in my life have we witness a "winning candidate crying about his triumph 10 month later...why if his base can reelect him? answer, more than likely he has done undermining things to get to where he's at, simply put, a winner knows in mind that he/she won by unethical means. For your sore loser repetition.........I voted for Bernie Sander due to the fact that I didn't trust Hillary, So much for another one of your off basis conspiracy. Finally, what will you say when Russia decides to help the next presidential candidate who happens to be Liberal or Independent? Answer: cry the blues about the collusion because your nominee wasn't elected. SEE smart voters can be open minded and flexible adverse to one sentence responses and narrowed minded thinking.

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