156 million for a a few thousand meals

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  1. Swamp Donkey

    Swamp Donkey 98.2% sarcasm 1.8% full of shyt
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    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/f...oman-firm-which-delivered-50k/article/2648236

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded a $156 million contract to a one-woman business that was tasked with sending 30 million emergency meals to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

    FEMA granted the contract to Tribute Contracting LLC, owned by Atlanta entrepreneur Tiffany Brown, on Oct. 3. But the contract was terminated by FEMA 20 days later after the company delivered just 50,000 meals—a fraction of what it was supposed to provide, according to documents obtained by Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

    Now, two Democrats on the panel are now asking House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy to subpoena FEMA for documents related to the agency’s failure to deliver emergency meals to Puerto Rico.

    Who runs this multimillion dollar one person company? Anyone know how "Doctor" Brown got this contract? Care to guess?

    http://www.tiffanycbrown.com/about-me/

    "Doctor" Tiffany Brown.... who has degree from an online mailorder degree program.

    Yeah... and she is mostly a clothing designer.

    Lulz. Can't wait to we see to whom she sent campaign contributions.

    I'm just glad Drumpf is president so we aren't racists for criticizing this.
     
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  2. itsgr82bag8r

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    This is simply testimony to the pure idiocy of everything in DC.

    WTF is wrong with sending a container ship filled with MRE's? It was good enough for my family after Ivan, it's good enough for them.
     
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    They are out. Military cutbacks and sequesters and 16 years of war.
     
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    This is why Haliburton gets contracts and NOT Tiffany Brown. That's not to say there isn't waste but you usually want someone capable of delivering what's been contracted.
     
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    FYI, I’ve been to PR 3 times in the last 2 months. Life in most all of the area surrounding San Juan isn’t too bad. Most all shops, eating establishments, hotels, etc. are up & running as before. The rural areas are the places where life is slow to improve. Of course having a hopelessly corrupt way of doing business, with every damned person on the take, is slowing thing down. The local power company was caught with literally a huge warehouse filled with repair materials just stacked to the roof after the company had responded to critics as to why it was taking so long to restore power to the Island. Turns out the bad management plus corruption at every level was the problem. Food is plentiful & ship after container ship is offloading hundreds of metric tons more each day.

    Don’t believe most of what you’re reading or hearing about the lack of US support. Hell, FEMA even has so many people on the ground there they had to charter an old Italian ferry to house them all.
     
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    I don't believe it. I had friends who spent weeks stuck in harbor because the PR truck drivers were on strike.

    But it's more corruption. We need to change the system that awards silly contracts like these based on diversity rather than ability to perform.
     
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    The lack of reliable distribution is still a serious problem to this day. The commercial piers are filled with union “workers” (stevedores) but the work is mostly offloading to the dock & into an ever-growing pile waiting for distribution. There are literally dozens of filled fuel trucks, gas & diesel, just rowed up, side by side, in the port waiting for someone to drive them out into the island interior. Been parked there for weeks, collecting dust along with hundreds of containers filled with other supplies.....waiting to be used.
     
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    Over 80% of the island is back up and running, according to the Olympic reports.
     
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    Wrong. Yes, quote me.
     
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    Might be have no clue personally... that is what they stated when Puerto Rico came out for the parade of nations, that over 80% was up and running again.
     
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    I get the effort to publicly make it sound good, because the Island depends on tourists. However, once you get outside old SanJuan & past Santurce the world quickly changes to life with no power, safe tap water and cell/landline/internet reliability. There’s no quick way to restore all that quickly in large part due to the topography & labor force motivation. Last week a guy I work with who lives there just got his power back & he lives just 15 minutes outside San Juan. He said beyond him they’re being told it’ll be 6-10 months before they’re expected to be back on the grid.
     
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    One good thing happening is the communication gear is being placed underground as much as topography will allow. This should harden them the next time a storm comes. All that work, in mostly mountainous regions, takes a long time though.
     

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