Disconnected by Disaster—Photos From a Battered Puerto Rico

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  • Reel TealReel Teal Posts: 3,925 Captain
    gettinwet wrote: »
    They aren't dependent on government - rather on civil modern society - this isn't the 1800s after all. I'm not getting up tomorrow to hunt in order to put food on the table.........when I can just walk into Publix and swipe my debit card.
    Well I am, it's hunting season.

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  • dragon baitdragon bait Posts: 7,868 Admiral
    "great job!"

    U.S. response in Puerto Rico pales next to actions after Haiti quake

    Before dawn the next morning, an Army unit was airborne, on its way to seize control of the main airport in Port-au-Prince. Within two days, the Pentagon had 8,000 American troops en route. Within two weeks, 33 U.S. military ships and 22,000 troops had arrived. More than 300 military helicopters buzzed overhead, delivering millions of pounds of food and water.

    By contrast, eight days after Hurricane Maria ripped across neighboring Puerto Rico, just 4,400 service members were participating in federal operations to assist the devastated island, an Army general told reporters Thursday. In addition, about 1,000 Coast Guard members were aiding the efforts. About 40 U.S. military helicopters were helping to deliver food and water to the 3.4 million residents of the U.S. territory, along with 10 Coast Guard helicopters.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/us-responded-to-haiti-quake-more-forcefully-than-to-puerto-rico-disaster/2017/09/28/74fe9c02-a465-11e7-8cfe-d5b912fabc99_story.html?utm_term=.2da8c0f16304
  • mindyabinessmindyabiness Posts: 5,474 Admiral
    The 2010 Earthquake Caused Lasting Damage. On January 12, 2010, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake ravaged Haiti. More than 230,000 people were killed. Another 300,000 were injured.Aug 26, 2017
    https://www.thebalance.com/haiti-earthquake-facts-damage-effects-on-economy-3305660

    Rodríguez-Mercado said that he documented seven additional hurricane-related deaths at three hospitals on the island’s western region he was able to visit on Monday, even as the official death toll remains at at least 16.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article175955031.html
    Arguing with idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon... No matter how good you are, the bird is going to crap on the board and strut around like it won anyway.
  • FinfinderFinfinder Posts: 9,999 Admiral
    "great job!"

    U.S. response in Puerto Rico pales next to actions after Haiti quake

    Before dawn the next morning, an Army unit was airborne, on its way to seize control of the main airport in Port-au-Prince. Within two days, the Pentagon had 8,000 American troops en route. Within two weeks, 33 U.S. military ships and 22,000 troops had arrived. More than 300 military helicopters buzzed overhead, delivering millions of pounds of food and water.

    By contrast, eight days after Hurricane Maria ripped across neighboring Puerto Rico, just 4,400 service members were participating in federal operations to assist the devastated island, an Army general told reporters Thursday. In addition, about 1,000 Coast Guard members were aiding the efforts. About 40 U.S. military helicopters were helping to deliver food and water to the 3.4 million residents of the U.S. territory, along with 10 Coast Guard helicopters.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/us-responded-to-haiti-quake-more-forcefully-than-to-puerto-rico-disaster/2017/09/28/74fe9c02-a465-11e7-8cfe-d5b912fabc99_story.html?utm_term=.2da8c0f16304

    FAIL

    In The Hours After The Deadly 2010 Haiti Earthquake, Clinton Aides At The State Department Gave Instructions To Give Friends Of Bill ‘Special Attention’
    The 2010 Haiti Earthquake Leveled Much Of The Haitian Capital And Killed An Estimated 200,000 People. “The correspondence paints a picture of the chaotic first days after the earthquake leveled much of the Haitian capital and claimed an estimated 200,000 lives. One series of messages chronicles efforts by billionaire Denis O’Brien, a longtime donor to the Clinton Foundation and the CEO of the Jamaica-based telecom firm Digicel, to fly relief supplies into Port-au-Prince and get employees of his company out.” (Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross, Brian Epstein, & Cho Park, “'FOBS': How Hillary's State Dept. Gave Special Attention To 'Friends Of Bill' After Haiti Quake,” ABC News, 10/11/16)
    State Department Personnel Gave Special Attention To “Friends Of Bill Clinton” In The Immediate Aftermath Of The Haitian Earthquake. “In a series of candid email exchanges with top Clinton Foundation officials during the hours after the massive 2010 Haiti earthquake, a senior aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly gave special attention to those identified by the abbreviations ‘FOB’ (friends of Bill Clinton) or ‘WJC VIPs’ (William Jefferson Clinton VIPs).” (Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross, Brian Epstein, & Cho Park, “'FOBS': How Hillary's State Dept. Gave Special Attention To 'Friends Of Bill' After Haiti Quake,” ABC News, 10/11/16)
    A Senior State Department Aide Gave Instructions To “Flag When People Are

    https://gop.com/hillarys-haiti-clinton-foundation-corruption/
  • FinfinderFinfinder Posts: 9,999 Admiral
    Try another thread to troll, this one ain't working for you.


    http://time.com/money/4957145/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-help/


    [FONT=&amp]
    How to Help Puerto Rico: 12 Effective Ways to Donate Money

    Mahita Gajanan

    [FONT=&amp]Sep 26, 2017[/FONT]
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico last week, leaving more than 3.4 million people without power for what could be more than a month. The Category 4 stormslammed into Puerto Rico just days after Hurricane Irma hit the island, putting the United States territory in a dire situation. At least 16 people have died as a result of Hurricane Maria, the Associated Press reports, in a death toll that is expected to rise.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]Puerto Rico will receive some federal funds to help in the cleanup and repair process. But there are several other ways to help those who live on the island, including donating money and volunteering. Here's how you can help.[/FONT]

    Charities

    [FONT=&amp]At least a dozen charities have campaigns underway to help out victims of Hurricane Maria. Most are requesting cash donations so they can more efficiently send help where needed. Check out the charities below for details on how to donate.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]Catholic Relief Services[/FONT]

    [FONT=&amp]UNICEF[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]United for Puerto Rico[/FONT]
    #PuertoRico is experiencing the worst hurricane in its modern history. Help us recover by donating to @UNIDOSxPR: https://t.co/QttlN88Xxzpic.twitter.com/jQKsuyiXuT
    - PRFAA (@PRFAA) September 20, 2017


    [FONT=&amp]Center for Popular Democracy[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]Hispanic Federation[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]One America Appeal[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]All Hands Volunteers[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]Save the Children[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]Direct Relief[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]Americares[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]Global Giving[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]GoFundMe[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]
    Volunteer

    [FONT=&amp]Puerto Rico's public officials and disaster relief organizations are still surveying the damage to pinpoint which areas need help. Sign up with Puerto Rico VOADto be contacted about volunteer opportunities once needs are determined.[/FONT]
  • dragon baitdragon bait Posts: 7,868 Admiral
    ^^^ A lot of people that were displaced from New Orleans after Katrina never moved back, To think the same thing will not happen now is not realistic
  • mustang190mustang190 Posts: 10,104 AG
    The influx of P.R. residents to Fl will pay dividends for years to come.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-28/where-puerto-ricans-will-move-after-this-crisis

    And the influx of English speaking white Americans to PR for the cheap real estate will pay dividends for generations.
  • dragon baitdragon bait Posts: 7,868 Admiral
    San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz made her message clear on her black shirt that read: "Help Us, We Are Dying."
    "People are drinking out of creeks here in San Juan, You have people in buildings and they're becoming caged in their own buildings -- old people, retired people that don't have any electricity."
    "We're dying here. We truly are dying here. I keep saying it: SOS. If anyone can hear us; if Mr. Trump an hear us, let's just get it over with and get the ball rolling," she said.
  • hatcityhatcity Stuart,FLPosts: 3,197 Captain
    San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz made her message clear on her black shirt that read: "Help Us, We Are Dying."
    "People are drinking out of creeks here in San Juan, You have people in buildings and they're becoming caged in their own buildings -- old people, retired people that don't have any electricity."
    "We're dying here. We truly are dying here. I keep saying it: SOS. If anyone can hear us; if Mr. Trump an hear us, let's just get it over with and get the ball rolling," she said.

    As she stood in front of pallets of water, food,.....

    and she appeared to have taken a shower that day

    for bigger impact, should have had nothing but an empty warehouse, and some dirty clothes


    But then, that is the pyramid of power
    I was not born stupid, just had lots of practice
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 6,595 Admiral
    That's what I was thinking all that food & nobody doing anything with it.
  • NewberryJeffNewberryJeff Posts: 7,447 Admiral
    San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz made her message clear on her black shirt that read: "Help Us, We Are Dying."
    "People are drinking out of creeks here in San Juan, You have people in buildings and they're becoming caged in their own buildings -- old people, retired people that don't have any electricity."
    "We're dying here. We truly are dying here. I keep saying it: SOS. If anyone can hear us; if Mr. Trump an hear us, let's just get it over with and get the ball rolling," she said.

    My God, that "leader" won't encourage her citizens to make an effort to distribute all of those supplies to her suffering people? She'd rather leave them desperate in an attempt to further her political agenda?
    At least her ministry of propaganda has their Tshirt printing equipment restored to normal op.
  • mustang190mustang190 Posts: 10,104 AG
    Jerry Rivers aka. Heraldo Rivera said that the main power plant was up and running with little or no damage from the storm.
    Problem is that most of the power poles were rotten and were supposed to be replaced years ago but the money disappeared,,,imagine that!
    A water treatment plant was missing its generators, what happened to them???
    Hopefully when this is over and done there will be a strong investigation into the corruption on that island.
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 7,148 Admiral
    Let them eat Cake.
    My Bride was talking to her sister that still lives there and everybody's blaming it on Trump...CAKE..blich
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 6,595 Admiral
    Another storm today & more flooding.
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 10,840 AG
    DNR.

    DNC
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • MenziesMenzies Posts: 19,289 AG
    Let them eat Cake.

    You know what happened to the first person to say that, right?
    Maybe if we tell people that the brain is an App, they will start using it.
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 6,595 Admiral
    Back then cake wasn't what we know of. Cake was what was left in the oven after they cooked their bread. It caked the furnace.
  • dragon baitdragon bait Posts: 7,868 Admiral
    My God, that "leader" won't encourage her citizens to make an effort to distribute all of those supplies to her suffering people? She'd rather leave them desperate in an attempt to further her political agenda?
    At least her ministry of propaganda has their Tshirt printing equipment restored to normal op.

    Just how do you suppose she is supposed to get the word out to the people they have no power and very few cell towers
  • Angler719Angler719 CrawfordvillePosts: 531 Officer
    Just how do you suppose she is supposed to get the word out to the people they have no power and very few cell towers

    So you are saying that the people on the island aren't smart enough to know they are needed to help the island recover. Or is it they are waiting for someone to do it for them.
  • Reptile DysfunctionReptile Dysfunction LP - Edge of the Known UniversePosts: 3,300 Captain
    Icecat21 wrote: »
    Should have asked them a few weeks ago if they were Americans....

    Ask them now.

    Compare the answers.

    Great point, nicely done.
    "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free" - P. J. O'Rourke
  • MenziesMenzies Posts: 19,289 AG
    Angler719 wrote: »
    So you are saying that the people on the island aren't smart enough to know they are needed to help the island recover. Or is it they are waiting for someone to do it for them.

    Who says they aren't helping themselves?

    So you didn't like the way people flocked to Houston to help them, we should have left them to their own?
    Maybe if we tell people that the brain is an App, they will start using it.
  • MenziesMenzies Posts: 19,289 AG
    Great point, nicely done.

    Again, a month or so before the storm they WERE asked and the DID say that they were Americans.
    Maybe if we tell people that the brain is an App, they will start using it.
  • Reptile DysfunctionReptile Dysfunction LP - Edge of the Known UniversePosts: 3,300 Captain
    hatcity wrote: »
    As she stood in front of pallets of water, food,.....

    and she appeared to have taken a shower that day

    for bigger impact, should have had nothing but an empty warehouse, and some dirty clothes


    But then, that is the pyramid of power

    What she really wants are pallets of cash.
    "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free" - P. J. O'Rourke
  • Reptile DysfunctionReptile Dysfunction LP - Edge of the Known UniversePosts: 3,300 Captain
    Menzies wrote: »
    Again, a month or so before the storm they WERE asked and the DID say that they were Americans.

    Do you still have your Irish flag hanging from your rear view mirror?
    "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free" - P. J. O'Rourke
  • Reptile DysfunctionReptile Dysfunction LP - Edge of the Known UniversePosts: 3,300 Captain
    Tarponator wrote: »
    I have much more than Google skills, my friend. Are you new here?

    Nobody is disputing they have financial problems and nobody is suggesting they got into this problem in 5 years. I am simply disputing your two mistaken assertions attempting to link that debt to suddenly wanting statehood. Please try to keep up.

    And where did you get $120B from?

    What would the other skills be? Virtue signaling and unfounded arrogance?
    "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free" - P. J. O'Rourke
  • MenziesMenzies Posts: 19,289 AG
    Do you still have your Irish flag hanging from your rear view mirror?

    Relevance?
    Maybe if we tell people that the brain is an App, they will start using it.
  • Reptile DysfunctionReptile Dysfunction LP - Edge of the Known UniversePosts: 3,300 Captain
    Menzies wrote: »
    Relevance?

    Can't figure it out?
    "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free" - P. J. O'Rourke
  • NewberryJeffNewberryJeff Posts: 7,447 Admiral
    Just how do you suppose she is supposed to get the word out to the people they have no power and very few cell towers

    Don't make poor excuses, it's all too common.
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