Wednesday, September 07, 2005

CASHING IN ON DISASTERS

Bought by FEMA
Yaszma Solomon, 3, watches television in her Opa-Locka apartment on a set her mom, Kim Harris, said she purchased with her FEMA check to replace a set damaged by the storm.















Cashier
Eddie Thornton, manager of the Old Hickory Bar and Package Store in Liberty City, said his store has cashed as much as $500,000 in Federal Emergency Management Agency checks. “I think it’s helping people, but a lot are just getting money because they can get it,” he said.













If you don’t give a damm what is done with YOUR money then don’t read the rest. But let me add something.
I know those of you who read this say why do you keep attacking these poor innocent folks?
Innocent and helpless my ass.
Let me tell you folks something, and to the anonymous poster above.
I have a daughter who will turn 18 next week. High school dropout, with an 18 month old daughter. Her mother (we have been divorced for 5 years now) fed up with her laziness said you have to either go back to school or get the fuck out.
She hooked up with a dude who is equally as lazy, also a high school dropout, yes the babies daddy.
Now that she has to make tough choices, she thought daddy Snoop would be sucked in by his gorgeous granddaughter and throw some dollars and assistance, hell a new car her way to help her get by.
I said not no, but HELL NO!
You want to be a fucken adult, then make adult decisions. I said to her either take your ass back to school or the faces you see on TV in the wake of the disaster in New Orleans will be you in a few years.
I have another son 19, who decided that gettin’ high was more fun than education. Therefore, his life is and will continue to be fucked up.
But I’m 1 for 3 because my oldest 26, took school seriously. She graduated from college and from nursing school. She will soon be making more than I am.
That is how it is suppose to work.
I finished high school, went to college, but decided to go into the military, which is where I got the skills to do what I do. Call me lucky, I had some people who helped along the way BUT, we must create and find those opportunities for ourselves.
So sorry folks if Snoop does not seem more sympathetic, or caring.
The gubment is not the answer. Never has been, never will be.



FEMA worker Mary Ann Carlisle left "sample letters'' with the Medical Examiner in Polk County, hoping to persuade him to link a death to the hurricanes. The letters suggest wording from doctors to allow FEMA to approve funeral claims.

Hurricane Frances hit South Florida Labor Day weekend, 100 miles north of Miami-Dade County, but Sun-Sentinel reporters found that the federal government approved $28 million in storm claims there for new furniture and clothes and thousands of new televisions microwaves, refrigerators and other appliances. The Federal Emergency Management Agency paid for new cars, dental bills and a funeral even though the Medical Examiner recorded no deaths from Frances. In an ongoing series of reports, the newspaper also found FEMA inspectors were given only cursory training and attributed damage to tornadoes - there were none recorded in the county - and in six instances listed “ice/snow’’ as the cause. The reports have prompted calls for investigations by federal and state officials and the beginnings of an inquiry by the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security.

FEMA gave $21 million in Miami-Dade, where storms were 'like a severe thunderstorm'

The four hurricanes that pummeled the rest of Florida hardly brushed Miami-Dade County. Only Hurricane Frances was a factor there -- packing the punch of a bad thunderstorm.

Probe sought into questionable aid to Miami-Dade 'hurricane victims'

Three Florida members of Congress on Monday called for investigations into how the federal government awards disaster aid and why at least 9,800 Miami-Dade applicants have received more than $21 million in Hurricane Frances assistance even though the storm inflicted little damage in the county.

FEMA director says agency looking into Miami-Dade claims

As Hurricane Frances moved ashore over the Treasure Coast last month, the federal government declared Miami-Dade County a disaster area eligible for individual aid even though the storm's outer bands barely had touched the county.

Miami-Dade FEMA claims high in poor areas

HOMESTEAD -- The manager of a check-cashing store in this southern Miami-Dade city says he has cashed as many as 30 disaster relief checks a day for residents since Hurricane Frances hit Florida on Labor Day weekend.

5 Comments:

Anonymous yourfriend said...

THIS is why I give to entities such as Red Cross or (insert a religion) relief services. Such charitable organizations tend not to just hand out checks and hope that the person receiving it will spend it wisely. Instead, these types of charities buy what are considered necessary items, and pass those around when needed. These types of charties have learned, the hard way & from years of experience, that merely giving some people money only allows some types of personality types to continue making poor choices. If someone is in a bad situation, which they are in because of their own stupid decision making, giving them money rarely helps them get out of that situation (long term). It often just prolongs the agnony.

When are people going to learn - the government makes a really poor parent. Governments can be decent at forming armies, building roads, and passing laws (that may or may not work). But they cannot make people do what is best for themselves. Tough love from parents, and governments, might help cut back on the number of grown people who are still trying to get something for nothing.

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Blogger MALIBU JONES said...

Ok, explained to me the connection between your kids and FEMA fucking up, Are you comparing yourself to FEMA, 2 of your kids really blew it
Or are you saying, hey, the kids are on there own, and don't come to me for help? I done the best I could, sorry man I don't believe that, You know, whenever you see something about a kid who does drugs, early teen pregnancy, or something worst, the first place everyone goes back to is the parents, you said you been divorced for 5 years, did the kids act out because of the divorce? or is it that you really don't give a fuck, I honestly find that hard to believe, I read your blogs and see the compassion in your writings, sometimes off-tilted, crazy and just plain fucked up, but it's there, Is Snoop so hard he just said fuck it to his kids? If so, that's your world
For those who don't know it, FEMA is the worst gov't agency there is, regardless of which administration is President, FEMA is horrible, so again, what's the comparison, that we shouldn't depend on the gov't for answers and help and kids shouldn't depend on Parents for answers and help?
I am confused and may have missed something in the writings

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Blogger Snoop said...

Malibu, I added what I did to put everything I post in perspective. FOR ME BECAUSE THIS IS MY BLOG!
Black conservative types are always accused of being hypocrites and not wanting to help another brotha’. I am not one who is going to post bullshit on this blog and tell and teach my kids something altogether different.

Ok, explained to me the connection between your kids and FEMA fucking up,

I HAVE SEEN THAT PEOPLE ARE BITCHING AND WHINING BECAUSE FEMA IS NOT HANDING OUT THE DOLLARS.
READ THE POST DUDE, IF FEMA IS SO FUCKED UP THEN WHY DO YOU SEE SO MANY PEOPLE TRYING TO SCAM AND GET SOMETHING FOR NOTHING.
JUST WHAT DO THE FORMER PEOPLE IN NOLA WANT? THEY ARE GETTING DEBIT CARDS WITH $2K ON IT. THEY WILL LIKELY GET NEW HOMES, THEY ARE GETTING DESIGNER CLOTHES AND FREE START ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY THEY WANT TO GO.

Are you comparing yourself to FEMA, 2 of your kids really blew it
Or are you saying, hey, the kids are on there own, and don't come to me for help?

BASICALLY YES, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS FUCKEN DADDY TO THESE PEOPLE, ITS NOT YOUR GODDAM DADDY, IF YOU READ MY OTHER RESPONSES I’M SICK OF PEOPLE ON THE ONE HAND BITCHING ABOUT DADDY NOT CARING ABOUT THEM AND AT THE SAME FUCKEN TIME HOLD OUT THEIR HANDS BEGGING DADDY FOR MONEY. MY DAUGHTER THOUGHT BECAUSE SHE IS TURNING 18 AND HAS TO GET THE FUCK OUT THAT DADDY SNOOP WAS GOING TO BAIL HER ASS OUT. I TOLD HER GET A FUCKEN JOB AND MORE IMPORTANTLY GET A FUCKEN EDUCATION.
THE PHOTO ABOVE INSTEAD OF PAYING THAT MONEY TO GET A FUCKEN TV WHY THE FUCK DID THEY NOT PAY FOR JOB TRAINING, SCHOOL, SOMETHING ELSE THAT WILL HELP THAT LITTLE GIRL HAVE HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.

I done the best I could, sorry man I don't believe that, You know, whenever you see something about a kid who does drugs, early teen pregnancy, or something worst, the first place everyone goes back to is the parents, you said you been divorced for 5 years, did the kids act out because of the divorce?

THAT PLAYED A PART BUT THAT IS NO EXCUSE. HER MOTHER ALLOWED HER TO EMANCIPATE AT 16 BUT ALLOWED HER AND HER BOYFRIEND TO MOVE IN. SHE DROPPED OUT, SHE GOT PREGNANT. BUT MOM WAS GETTING CHILD SUPPORT NOW NEXT WEEK THAT STOPS, OH FUCK WHAT IS WE GOING TO DO NOW? LET HIT UP DADDY, FUCK THAT!

or is it that you really don't give a fuck, I honestly find that hard to believe,

NO, I LOVE MY DAUGHTER , BUT I HAVE (NO) SYMPATHY FOR HER SITUATION
I read your blogs and see the compassion in your writings, sometimes off-tilted, crazy and just plain fucked up, but it's there, Is Snoop so hard he just said fuck it to his kids? If so, that's your world.

DUDE I USED MY KIDS AS AN EXAMPLE. EARLY ON IN THE BLOG SOMEONE POSTED THAT I WAS “PHONY” DUDE I’M HARDLY PHONY. I MAY BE A LITTLE OVER THE TOP ON THE BLOG BUT I WILL NOT POST ANYTHING THAT I DO NOT MEAN OR BELIEVE IN.
I HATE WITH A PASSION WHITE LIBERALISM AND EVEN MORE BLACK LIBERALISM.
BACK IN THE DAY WHEN OUR FOLKS WERE SLAVES THEY RISKED THEIR LIVES TO GET A FUCKEN EDUCATION, NOW YOU CAN’T BRIBE MOST OF THESE BLACK FOLKS TO READ A BOOK OR GET AN EDUCATION.
THIS IS WHY I AM MORE DISGUSTED AT MY DAUGHTER. UNLIKE THE PEOPLE IN NOLA SHE HAD COUNTLESS OPPORTUNITIES.
BUT LIBERAL DEMOCRAT TYPES LOVE TO PATRONIZE THESE POOR NIGGAS BECAUSE IT MEANS POWER. THERE IS AN INCENTIVE TO KEEP THEM POOR, UNEDUCATED AND UNMOTIVATED. DON’T WORRY DADDY GUBMENT WILL TAKE CARE OF THEM!
NOBODY IS POINTING AT THE STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS. I KEEP POSTING BUT SOME OF YOU APPARENTLY DON’T GIVE A FUCK THAT THE FUCKEN MAYOR ABANDONED HIS PEOPLE, HUNG THEM OUT TO DRY.
HIS ASS IS STILL MISSING. HE IS A BLACK, DEMOCRAT, SO IS THE GOVERNOR.

For those who don't know it, FEMA is the worst gov't agency there is, regardless of which administration is President, FEMA is horrible,

WHO CARES IF FEMA IS HORRIBLE? WHAT I DO NOT UNDERSTAND DUDE IS FLORIDA WAS HIT BY A RECORD NUMBER OF TORNADOES LAST YEAR. WHY DID YOU NOT HEAR JACK ABOUT FEMA LAST YEAR EXCEPT FOR FEW SCATTERS REPORTS?
ALL GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES ARE FUCKED UP, IS THAT NEWS TO YOU? AND IF YOU KNEW THAT DON’T YOU THINK THE PEOPLE OF NOLA SHOULD HAVE KNOW THAT?
DUDE, IF YOU KNEW THAT A BRIDGE DOWN THE ROAD WAS IN “HORRIBLE” SHAPE WOULD YOU DRIVE YOUR CAR ACROSS IT IF YOU “KNEW” THERE WERE A NUMBER OF BETTER ROAD OPTIONS?
DUDE WHAT ARE YOU NOT UNDERSTANDING? NOT COUNTING THE SICK AND ELDERLY MANY OF THOSE PEOPLE DIED AND ARE HOMELESS NOW BECAUSE OF CHOICES THEY MADE LONG AGO.
FEMA DID NOT JUST NOW GET FUCKED UP. BUT IT MUST NOT BE TOO FUCKED UP BECAUSE THE LITTLE GIRL GOT HER TV. HUH.

8.9.05  
Anonymous alan keys said...

hey mr. jones sounds like you have first hand knowledge of fema or did they not give you a check or your free tv.

8.9.05  
Blogger MALIBU JONES said...

Well first Mr Keys, I do not need a check or free TV, I work hard everyday, my family work hard everyday, never had a handout, wasn't raise to accept them. FEMA has been disorganized for years now, most people that work for FEMA doesn't know the first thing regarding disasters, they are paper pushers collecting checks. SNOOP, I hear everything you say, I definitely don't believe you are phony, the bottom line is, NOLA is Fucked up forever, the Mayor fucked up, the Governor fucked up, the Government fucked up,
notice I said gov't, not Bush, as I had said prior, time to stop blaming and start helping. It seems you love your daughter, but you're right, sometimes you gotta kick their ass to get it right. and the Gov't is a lot of people's Daddy, and they depend on their Daddy, but unfortunately they have been trained to think that way, instead of getting out on their own, but tell me - you never depended on anyone for anything?..we all have one time or another in our lives

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