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10 minutes ago, MACK4ttACK said:

I think editing tweets is what separates Twitter from every other platform alive. Can you edit speech? No, once you speak, it's been said. That's to say there's value in immutability.

Yeah but its super discriminatory to those of us with fat fingers and no patience to play editor.

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19 minutes ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

fify

Then you'd think people would start paying less attention to the talking heads and more to the product on the field :huh:

I think if Trump has proven anything it's that a large portion of the population can still be drawn into and have an appetite for this nonsense across the spectrum.

For example a person claiming their sick of identity politics belie their own arguments by spending weeks at a time talking and raging about it.

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4 minutes ago, AF89 said:

Then you'd think people would start paying less attention to the talking heads and more to the product on the field :huh:

I think if Trump has proven anything it's that a large portion of the population can still be drawn into and have an appetite for this nonsense across the spectrum.

It seems that a significant number of people actually like a reality show president.Sad but true.

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2 minutes ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

There is, read the article.  

not really, take all the help they can get 

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The Trump administration on Tuesday denied a request from several members of Congress to waive shipping restrictions to help get gasoline and other supplies to Puerto Rico as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) declined the request to waive the Jones Act, which limits shipping between coasts to U.S.-flagged vessels, according to Reuters. DHS waived the act following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which hit the mainland U.S.

The agency has in the past waived the rule to allow cheaper and more readily-available foreign vessels to supply goods to devastated areas. But DHS said Tuesday that waiving the act for Puerto Rico would not help the U.S. island territory due to damaged ports preventing ships from docking.

 

“The limitation is going to be port capacity to offload and transit, not vessel availability,” a spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection told Reuters.

In a letter to the department on Tuesday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) urged DHS to rethink the decision, citing the agency's willingness to waive the Jones Act for relief efforts in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

“The Department of Homeland Security has been given the ability to waive the Jones Act to accommodate national security concerns, and has done so twice in the last month,” McCain wrote.

“These emergency waivers have been valuable to speed up recovery efforts in the impacted regions. However, I am very concerned by the Department’s decision not to waive the Jones Act for current relief efforts in Puerto Rico, which is facing a worsening humanitarian crisis following Hurricane Maria."

McCain called the department's decision "unacceptable" and warned that Puerto Rico faces a humanitarian crisis as the island's 3.4 million people struggle to survive without power or clean water.

Officials estimate the island could be without power for up to six months.

"It is unacceptable to force the people of Puerto Rico to pay at least twice as much for food, clean drinking water, supplies and infrastructure due to Jones Act requirements as they work to recover from this disaster," McCain wrote.

"Now, more than ever, it is time to realize the devastating effect of this policy and implement a full repeal of this archaic and burdensome Act.” 

 

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2 minutes ago, lostone said:

not really 

 

There is, apparently reading comprehension is not your strong suit.  I just posted why above this post.

The agency has in the past waived the rule to allow cheaper and more readily-available foreign vessels to supply goods to devastated areas. But DHS said Tuesday that waiving the act for Puerto Rico would not help the U.S. island territory due to damaged ports preventing ships from docking.

“The limitation is going to be port capacity to offload and transit, not vessel availability,” a spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection told Reuters.

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9 minutes ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

There is, apparently reading comprehension is not your strong suit.  I just posted why above this post.

The agency has in the past waived the rule to allow cheaper and more readily-available foreign vessels to supply goods to devastated areas. But DHS said Tuesday that waiving the act for Puerto Rico would not help the U.S. island territory due to damaged ports preventing ships from docking.

“The limitation is going to be port capacity to offload and transit, not vessel availability,” a spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection told Reuters.

they should take in more goods.  lift in supplies back and forth as much as they can.

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2 minutes ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

I agree with lift in supplies I said that earlier.  But you posted something they cannot do with ships to make Trump look bad.  Was that intentional or you just didn't read the article? 

actually read it, I am happy with making trump look bad.  Which actually doesnt take much.

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