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After getting hit by a hurricane twice, having her roof destroyed, no running water and relies on neighbors to bringher water, an elderly woman in Puerto Rico got her food stamps cut from $197 a month to $101 a month. Because trump thinks Puerto Rico gets too much money.
580,000 rely on food stamps and live belownthe poverty line, TWO YEARS after the hurricanes.
Puerto Rico needs $132 billion to rebuild.
( yes that is how much damage was inflicted on this island). Congress allowed $11B. Fema $4 B.
Dems in the house pulled a $14 billion aid package, the senate sat on it, trump refused to approve it.
He is shifting funds from every agency for a wall.
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The #Notredamefire shocked the world and is a devastating loss for France. Sadly no tragedy can go unscathed from #disinfo anymore. Let's take a look at some of the bigger ones. has already compiled a pretty good list here:…
While not outright #disinfo, #followthewhiteRabbit Richard Spencer, a leader in the White Nationalist movement was quick to capitalize on the #Notredamefire with this tweet.
And of course #Qanon conspiracies were all over the map. Everything from muslims to immigration to a #falseflag conspiracy to distract us from the impending arrests of Hillary Clinton, a host of "impending" imaginary #pedogate arrests and of course #fisagate
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(1/3) One possible bittersweet outcome of the #NotreDameFire is this: The cathedral has been falling into disrepair to such an extent that it was starting to become dangerous. Literally falling apart, with the stonework being eroded, shifting buttresses, etc.
(2/3) The 19th-century renovations didn't help. in a way helping to hasten some damage. Not to mention the lead in the roofs. Nothing but wrangling over renovation costs & token attention, bandaid repairs. Bureaucratic neglect. Sooner or later, Notre Dame would burn or collapse.
(3/3) The fire didn't destroy Notre Dame. It's a new chapter in its history. My hope is the urgency & attention this fire prompted will raise funds & rouse people to not just build a new roof/spire & make repairs but to restore, strengthen, & preserve Notre Dame for the future.
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Hier soir on a suivi avec tristesse et émotion l'incendie de #NotreDame #NotreDameFire (bravo aux #pompiersdeparis). On a beaucoup réfléchi et on s'est dit qu'un hommage approprié et « dans nos cordes » serait de vous parler de l'#histoire (médiévale) de ce lieu. Un thread ! ⬇️
Comme bien d'autres églises, Notre-Dame a une longue histoire derrière elle. Elle est édifiée sur le (probable) site d'un temple galloromain (à Jupiter peut-être), comme le prouve le "Pilier des Nautes" retrouvé en 1711 dans les fondations de la cathédrale (ajd au @museecluny)
C'est là qu'on construit une basilique, au VIe-VIIe siècle. Elle devient une cathédrale au IXe siècle – et d'ailleurs elle brûle en 857, incendiée par les Normands !
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(1 of 10) The important thing to remember about the #NotreDameFire is that Notre Dame Cathedral, like other old buildings, is a "living, breathing" structure. It's not just some old unchanging relic, it has been affected and changed by every century it's existed in.
(2 of 10) Notre Dame was designed by some of the best the 12th century had to offer. Over the 200 years it took to build, generations put their work into it, with the best engineering of the time employed. Over the next few hundred years, various elements were replaced or added.
(3 of 10) Statues had been damaged by Huguenots in the 16th century. The choir was rebuilt with marble. Entire original stained glass windows were removed and replaced to let in more light. One statue dating from the 15th century was totally destroyed in the 18th century.
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Nortre Dame Cathedral on Fire "Our Lady of Paris" #NotreDameCathedral
Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris was built on a site which in Roman Lutetia is believed to have been occupied by a pagan temple #NotreDameFire
SPIRE COLLAPSES - 856 years old
@POTUS @GenFlynn #QAnon #WWG1WGA
Romans conquered the Parisii in 52 AD Lutetia
Gargoyle in Notre Dame's Cathedral in Paris, France. The gargoyles and grotesques of Notre Dame-half-man, half beast demon looking creatures carved out of stone adorn the gutters of the Cathedral to Ward off evil
#NotreDameFire #QAnon
Twelve French Churches Attacked, Vandalized in One Week
Marauders set fire to the church of Saint-Sulpice-Paris’ largest church-Police have concluded that the fire was the result of arson…
@POTUS @GenFlynn #QAnon #WWG1WGA #NotreDameFire #notradamecathedral
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On the #NotreDameFire - opinion thread.

I grew up Catholic, and for many, many reasons I chose to leave the church over 20 years ago. That's a different conversation. But let me explain why I still find this to be a terrible loss to humanity as a whole.
It's easy to say it's "just a building". So was the Library of Alexandria. "Oh, but that was a loss of knowledge!" Yes, and so was this. It's not the stones of the building that make it important. Notre Dame was so much more than just a structure.
Say, too, you take umbrage with the Holy Church on its own and therefore see the fire as "cleansing". You are basically dismissing an entire belief. Would you thusly celebrate a mosque or a temple of equal historic importance to a people?
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J'ai vu passer plusieurs fois la question au sujet de l'#incendie de #NotreDame #NotreDameFire, y compris sur le compte officiel de Quasimodo (capture jointe) : où sont les Canadair ? / pourquoi pas des bombardiers d'eau ? / un hélicoptère pourrait faire quelque chose ? #thread
Le premier point, c'est le temps.
Un incendie, ça s'éteint dans les premières minutes ; après quelques heures, on ne peut rien faire d'autre que circonscrire. C'est le problème des feux de toiture : ils couvent longtemps avant d'être vus, et sont donc puissants sitôt visibles.
Les avions bombardiers d'eau (ABE) sont à Nîmes. Les hélicos bombardiers d'eau (HBE) sont un peu partout, mais plutôt dans le Sud. Faire monter les uns ou les autres, ça prendrait plusieurs heures.
Et ce, APRÈS la détection du feu, donc alors qu'il a déjà bien monté en puissance.
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🔥💔#NotreDame cathedral in the heart of #Paris on the Île de la Cité appears fully engulfed in flames. Fire broke out 7am, police say, perhaps from renovation work. Height of French Catholicism & gothic architecture, around for 856 yrs. Home of fabled Hunchback. Ahead of Easter.
Historic #NotreDame spire has collapsed and the cathedral’s back roof is engulfed in flames. Earlier report said fire began at 7am, tho likely 7pm. It’s 8:30pm in Paris. Reporters say it appears out of control, violent and moving quickly toward the iconic gothic facade. Tragic.💔
🔥Paris deputy mayor says #NotreDame suffered “colossal damages” in fire that began in spire. First responders now trying to salvage art and other priceless pieces in storage. Cathedral spox said entire wooden interior is burning & likely to be destroyed💔…
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1. #NotreDame: One of the most magical places on earth.

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris was built on a site which in Roman Lutetia is believed to have been occupied by a pagan temple.

#Paris #Fire #NotreDame
2. #NotreDame: The beautiful #Spire of the Cathedral, originally in place 13th-18th century, recreated in the 19th century, has now been completely destroyed by the flames (see middle of the picture).
3. #NotreDame:
- In 1163 the Cornerstone was laid for Notre-Dame de Paris and construction started.
- In 1250 Western towers and north #RoseWindow completed.
- In the 14th century most of the Cathedral was completed.

Picture: Rose Window
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After my last tweet, I got a couple DMs asking firefighting related questions about the #NotreDameFire.

I -like most of you- are watching from a world away. But if you’re interested in some profession specific things I’d note/be concerned of, you can follow this thread.
The first issue is how old churches are built - heavy timber construction with large open spaces and very few (if any in a church like #NotreDame) fire stops.

A firestop is a passive fire protection system made up of various components and used to seal openings in buildings.
If the fire started high on the structure, there is a chance that Paris Fire can save the walls and unimpinged areas of the Cathedral.

But the roof has basically been surrendered at this point. The peak, the lack of access and fire spread means almost certain loss.
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DEVELOPING: A large fire has broken out at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
PARIS: Here's a closer view of the #NotreDame fire
Here's another angle of the fire burning inside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
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@POTUS @GenFlynn #QAnon #CouldDefeatTrump
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@POTUS @GenFlynn #QAnon #CouldDefeatTrump #WWG1WGA
Julian Assange We Have The Source
NSA Spy Program - Stellar Wind - Hidden From FISA Court By NSA & FBI Created by Bush, Cheney, Hayden, Tenet
Kris Kobach Obama immigration policy is causing the crisis at the border

@POTUS @GenFlynn #QAnon #WWG1WGA #Spying
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