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Anjel Uriel

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Hurricane Fiona
« on: September 22, 2022, 08:23:49 PM »

Hey brothers and sisters. As I said in my previous post, a hurricane hit the island of Puerto Rico. It was a category 1 if Iím not mistaken, thankfully it wasnít as bad as the last hurricane that came through here which was a category 5 called Maria. I didnít experience Maria because at the time I lived in Florida. However, Iím living right now in Puerto Rico and experienced Fiona. Power went out the day of hurricane and water was out too. Iím blessed because Iím okay and no one in my family suffered any harm. Water returned 2 days ago and power today during the morning.

I thank our God and Lord that my family installed solar batteries after Maria so I was never in the dark. Because theyíre not the most powerful batteries, I couldnít use the microwave or the AC so that was a bit annoying but nothing of much importance really, our stove is gas powered so we were fed well. Temperature reached 104 degrees, but I could always go to the roof to get fresh air so nothing to worry about.

Again, I reiterate that Iím blessed because I live in the north in the metropolitan area, near the capital, so we were given priority when the power was being fixed. I have recovered power, water and internet (our internet provider headquarters were affected but now theyíve fixed it).

Nevertheless, people are in need, especially in the south, a lot of them havenít recovered from Maria and because itís a mostly rural area, itís almost as if theyíve been discarded by the government. In Maria they had to wait for the US (since PR is a part of the USA) to help and if Iím not mistaken, when financial help finally arrived, corrupt politicians stole a lot of the money so thousands died and many more are still in need, so this hurricane was like a kick while they were down.

Please pray for those people, not for me, because God knows that He has protected, comforted and blessed me in ways I canít even describe and He has restored my household to its pre hurricane state in a question of days. So please pray for those in need, especially in the south, for God to comfort and blessed them as He has done for me.

Despite all this, Iím at peace. I know that all this happened because God purposed it and that itís all a part of His Plan. Brothers and Sisters, all your words in my previous posts were a source of comfort and strength during this time. I wasnít worried about the hurricane but about my spiritual state regarding my struggle with sin. However, you all were instruments of God to uplift my spirit and dare I say I would have been moved to tears if I wasnít filled with joy for all that God has done for me. Thank you for all and God Bless you.
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ralph

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Re: Hurricane Fiona
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2022, 11:23:49 PM »

Glad to hear you are doing well bro!    It's crazy, but I was just having a conversation with my Wife earlier today about Puerto Rico, how they are being ignored by our government and that there is definitely corruption involved.  I have a lot to say about this, it's unfair and cruel,  but I fear this might become politically charged and I don't want to break the rules, so I will stop there. God bless Anjel. 
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Musterseed

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Re: Hurricane Fiona
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2022, 09:21:18 AM »

Thanks be to Our Lord , we made it through the storm here in the Annapolis Valley NS.
A big mess to clean up but nothing compared to the coastal regions and especially
Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland.

I too am at peace Anjel, and pray for what must needs be.

The sun is shining this morning. A good day for cleanup .
We are so blessed and so loved. What an amazing God we have .
I am in awe.

In Christ Pamela
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Re: Hurricane Fiona
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2022, 12:55:24 PM »

Glad to hear you are doing well bro!    It's crazy, but I was just having a conversation with my Wife earlier today about Puerto Rico, how they are being ignored by our government and that there is definitely corruption involved.  I have a lot to say about this, it's unfair and cruel,  but I fear this might become politically charged and I don't want to break the rules, so I will stop there. God bless Anjel.

Good morning Ralph and Anjel and Pamela,
Good point about Puerto Rico.
Reminds me of an article I read in the past about the U.S. adopting certain territories over the recent century, such as Hawaii, Guam and so forth. Article wondered how the local citizens would have fared if the U.S. had not asserted control and the territory had formed their own independent government and commercial operations.
Most seemed to believe that the benefits outweighed the difficulties.
This idea seemed appropriate for our discussion since we believe that God arranges for us to have challenges in life along with the blessings so that we can learn to appreciate the blessings even more.
Love to read some comments on this topic.
Indiana Bob
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Re: Hurricane Fiona
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2022, 02:20:15 PM »

Many rich people move to Puerto Rico because there is no federal income tax collected or paid to the feds.
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Re: Hurricane Fiona
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2022, 05:01:05 PM »

No Federal income tax.
That is the way it was until 1920 and should have remained so.
Each individual State pays an assessment to the Federal government to maintain commerce and military and State Department.
The assessment based upon population and other factors is collected by the State government by whatever method they choose and then sent to DC along with two Senators to watch over the disbursement of said assessment.

With that former system the Feds couldn't bribe the States with gifts of Federal Grants because all the other States would object.
It left the balance of power with the States and with the people themselves, which was the original plan in the Constitution.
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