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humphrey

I suppose that this could be considered good news but comes much too late. It also does not absolve the authorities actions.

Ottawa (AFP) – An estimated 20,000 indigenous children taken from their families starting in the 1960s and placed for adoption or fostering will share in a Can$800 million (US$640 million) payout, the government announced Friday.

The so-called “Sixties Scoop” saw them placed with primarily white middle-class families in Canada, the United States and overseas.

polarbear4

in the 60s?!!!! wow. i thought that had ended long before that.

humphrey

Duh! No kidding!

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico-economy/top-puerto-rico-bank-says-four-months-too-long-to-wait-for-power-idUSKBN1CB2X1?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=59d824ba04d3015387cdca08&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

SAN JUAN (Reuters) – Puerto Rico needs to accelerate the timetable for restoring its power grid or else residents will flee for the mainland rather than live without electricity for months, the chairman of the territory’s largest bank said on Friday.

In an interview with Reuters on Friday, Banco Popular Chairman Richard Carrion said prolonged outages could shrink the U.S. territory’s economy and hurt its banking system. More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island, most of Puerto Rico is still without electricity.

With about $40 billion in assets, Banco Popular is Puerto Rico’s biggest financial institution. Carrion said 85 of the bank’s 169 branches were open, and that only about 40 percent of its cash machines were operating.

humphrey

A little ray of hope.

humphrey

I wonder if LD is aware of this?

LieparDestin

Well I hadnt read this yes before making my own post on it from a tweet I caught last night, regardless… I’ll be there! Hopefully with video and audio (and somehow a chance to meet Turner and!)

orlbucfan

Enjoy! Wish that sort of event happened more here in Tragic Kingdomville! T and R and thanks, magsview!! 🙂

polarbear4

Awesome! I’ve had various relatives live near or in Boston through the years. I like it a lot.

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