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Wed May 6, 2020, 08:47 PM

'They're trying to squash me': Report details the feds brazenly seizing medical supplies -- despite o

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‘They’re trying to squash me’: Report details the feds brazenly seizing medical supplies — despite official denials
Published 1 min ago on May 6, 2020By Roxanne Cooper



A new report from Vanity Fair’s Diana Falzone published Wednesday recounts a series of stories in which the federal government has allegedly seized personal protective equipment — desperately needed during the coronavirus crisis — from private hands.

One businessman who owns a medical equipment supply firm said the FBI contacted him on the suspicion he was price-gouging, which he said his profit margins disproved. But his future shipments of N95 masks, which he planned to sell to “fire departments, nursing homes, and EMT departments,” were seized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, he said. Vanity fair reported that the document officials used to seize his orders cited President Donald Trump’s executive order claiming authority to determine the allocation of COVID-19 resources.

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Reply 'They're trying to squash me': Report details the feds brazenly seizing medical supplies -- despite o (Original post)
SheltieLover May 2020 OP
rocktivity May 2020 #1
SheltieLover May 2020 #2
SheltieLover May 2020 #15
Baitball Blogger May 2020 #3
SheltieLover May 2020 #4
lostnfound May 2020 #5
Haggis for Breakfast May 2020 #8
SheltieLover May 2020 #10
Haggis for Breakfast May 2020 #17
smirkymonkey May 2020 #12
SheltieLover May 2020 #16
SheltieLover May 2020 #11
tanyev May 2020 #6
crickets May 2020 #7
SheltieLover May 2020 #13
spanone May 2020 #9
SheltieLover May 2020 #14

Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 09:02 PM

1. Sell? Why not give?

Is FEMA refunding the money the states paid out? And will any cut of the profits go back into the treasury or the owners' pockets?


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Wed May 6, 2020, 09:09 PM

2. I wonder this too!

I have seen a couple of news stories about similar FEMA pirating, but nobody names names.

Info is very sketchy.

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:29 AM

15. Not sure

Very little details in such reports!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 09:15 PM

3. The federal government in Republican hands is turning into a Republican's worst nightmare!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #3)

Wed May 6, 2020, 09:17 PM

4. Sort of like

The dragon that has eaten its own tail?

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 09:24 PM

5. This is black market, people. Suspend the disbelief already. They really ARE that crooked. Nt

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #5)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:41 PM

8. What I don't understand

is WHERE IN THE BLUE FUCK ARE THE DEMOCRATS ON THIS ???

Is no one going to investigate this grand larceny ? It isn't like some one is lifting TVs or computer or Nike sneakers.

WHY is there NO investigation ? WHY is there NO front-page news ? TOP of the hour reporting ? It's bad enough that people are dying, that there is insufficient equipment for them, vital, critical medical equipment is being STOLEN by the WH. And where is it all going ?

WHY ? WHY ? WHY ? WHY ? WHY ?

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #8)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:47 PM

10. This has been reported for a while now

Small articles without FEMA person's name(s).

WTH???

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #10)

Thu May 7, 2020, 08:07 PM

17. I don't mean snippets here and there,

I mean a full-blown Congressional investigation. Jesus, they are stealing medical necessities from hospitals across the nation. Now we learn that they're stealing from the Veterans Administration, but because the Sec of the VA is just another trump flunky, there is no outcry.

I want to see Congress all over this like white on rice. This is an OUTRAGE. They're stealing. Patients are dying. WHERE are these things being re-routed to ?

I WANT PEOPLE IN THE STREETS !

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #8)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:48 PM

12. +1000

 

I am beyond furious and frustrated with this bullshit! Where is the oversight? The reporting? Exactly what you say. This is obscene and criminal. Why are we not sounding the alarm on this?

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #12)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:30 AM

16. This has been o going since NYC was at its peak!

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #5)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:48 PM

11. Yes they are this crooked, but

Where is the media on this???

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:10 PM

6. How the Mafia Works


BY ED GRABIANOWSKI
Mafia Activities

The ultimate point of the Mafia is to make money. Families use a variety of activities to accomplish this. One of the most common is also one of the simplest -- extortion. Extortion is forcing people to give up their money by threatening them in some way. Mafia "protection rackets" are extortion schemes. They tell a shop owner that she needs to pay them $100 a week so they can "protect" her from criminals who might demolish the shop or hurt her family -- the implication being that the Mafia members themselves are these criminals.

The Mafia makes money by participating in virtually any activity that is illegal. Illegal goods are expensive, untaxed and unregulated. Over the years, mobsters have dealt in alcohol during Prohibition, illegal drugs, prostitution and illegal gambling.


Sometimes, burglaries and muggings generate income, but the capos know that their activities need a grander scale to ensure maximum profit. This is why they hijack trucks and unload entire shipments of stolen goods. Another method used by Mafioso is to pay off truck drivers or dock workers, who will "misplace" crates and shipments that later end up in Mafia hands. The stolen goods could be anything from stereo equipment to women's clothing (a favorite of John Gotti early in his career).

https://people.howstuffworks.com/mafia5.htm

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Response to tanyev (Reply #6)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:29 PM

7. Bingo. nt

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Response to tanyev (Reply #6)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:49 PM

13. This!👆

But why no names of FEMA personnel? No details...

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:44 PM

9. K&R

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Response to spanone (Reply #9)

Wed May 6, 2020, 11:50 PM

14. I'm with you on this!

WTF is the media on this????

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