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Financing From Fear

Updated on April 12, 2014

Everybody experiences some kind of fear, sadness, grief, anxiety, phobia, trauma, confusion, loss and mourning. When politicians gain financially from stirring fear and other human emotion mentioned above, I say like Margaret Chase Smith quoted: "We should not permit tolerance to degenerate into indifference."

Indifference to the knowledge of thousands of dollars gained from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security to set up an alert system in the name of a tsunami 94 years ago.

Puerto Rico is an island almost rectangular in shape, with approximately 100 miles long by 35 miles wide. It is the smallest of the Greater Antilles, and has two adjacent islands named Vieques and Culebra.

Puerto Rico

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Fear From 1918

When Luis Fortuño (Ex Governor of PR) and Pedro Pierluisi (Resident Commissioner) pledged $6 million to eliminate any concern or risk in failure of communication between Alaska and the Caribbean concerning to seismograph activities.

The capital of Puerto Rico is San Juan.The mayor was Jorge Santini which I found that in the name of the last tsunami occurred in 1918 said that a network of sirens and a public education campaign were critical in case of evacuation. For this reason $800,000 from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security to set up an alert system.

The picture below shows that Puerto Rico is located in a seismically active zone. The Puerto Rico Seismic Network (PRSN) consists of 25 seismograph stations located in PR and nearby islands monitoring seismologic structures.

Puerto Rico is located in a seismically active zone

seismically active zone
seismically active zone

Theories and speculations

Earthquakes caused tsunamis that affected Puerto Rico in 1867, 1918 and 1946. Do we really deserve to have our emotions played with while politicians gain money in behalf of theories and speculations?

Some campaigns of fears have been done and signs are seen in some places. The indifference that we should not present is toward the results of the addition made from the money invested.

I wish people would really care for where the money goes because in this world there is so many needs. Just imagine where the money goes...financing from fear. Perhaps the conversation of the picture with such happiness is about how they invest in the needs of the people and not in their own private lives.

We cannot recline on politicians awareness only. We need to understand that we are responsible for our own-selves and our families, as well as our neighbors.

How to be prepared BEFORE a natural disaster

I cannot understand why people run in the midst of an announced disaster to start preparing what should have been prepared before. Nature brings tornadoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis unexpectedly and we have all seen this worldwide. The following list is just a hint of what you ought to have prepared today.

  1. Locate the emergency agencies
  2. Memorize personal information about yourselves and family members
  3. First aid kit
  4. Have extra drinking water bottles, energy bars, canned foods that don't require cooking
  5. Pets food
  6. Have a handing bag or box with:
  • matches
  • batteries
  • flashlights
  • duct tape
  • can openers
  • radio


Many things are money will stop a natural disaster. Money should not control our lives but we could control money. Elections are around the corner every four years...and taxes year round. Meditate, reflect and look if the real necessities are being covered such as:

  • health,
  • work,
  • food,
  • shelter,
  • purified water,
  • clothing,
  • good education,
  • human rights and
  • spiritual fulfillment.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6

Blessings to all as we make those words written in Philippians 4:6 ours.

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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© 2012 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


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      Duc 2 years ago

      Well given so many young people who have eiethr attempted or were successful suicide isn't a new problem. I just want teens of today to realize teens of yesterday, or yester- decade+ endured the same thing. Fortunately my friend lived to regret her attempt find true love and have a beautiful daughter, but so many others as you know don't. Just doing my little part to get the word out. Thanks Katie, enjoy your Sunday.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      I answered that question already Froggie in your hub:

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      Greg Boudonck 5 years ago from In Nebraska After Hurricane Maria

      Where does all the money go these politicians get??