Puerto Rico

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by str8line, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. str8line

    str8line Well-Known Member Contributor

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    It's been obvious for over a week that Puerto Rico would turn into a humanitarian crisis. This isn't the U.S. Virgin Islands with 100,000 population, this is an island of 3.5 million people over 1000 miles of water away from Miami. Their crops are ruined, they have no electrity to keep perishable goods, their water resources are devastated, only 5% of the island has electricity one week after the storm. The flooding is catastrophic, the roads are impassable and even if they were people can't get fuel. The temperature right now is 91 degrees with 70% humidity. The old and the sick are already dying. This is Trump's Katrina and the ***-tard is more interested in pitting Americans against each other, than working to save potentially thousands of lives and preventing total chaos among 3.5 million AMERICANS.

    I lived in Puerto Rico for two years as a kid and most recently visited there in 2015. I think of all the good people there and it just sickens me to think of what they are going through and have to look forward to.

    If you can find it in your heart to give here are some ideas:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/world/americas/hurricane-maria-donate-charity.html?mcubz=1
     
  2. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Absolutely devastating. The one bright point are the number of humanitarian groups that have mobilized for PR. We donated as well. My daughter and son-in-law are contemplating going to help for a week or two, as there are some groups asking for volunteers. I would if I could. For these people their world really did just about completely come to an end.
     
  3. Xthren

    Xthren Well-Known Member

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    The sad part about a lot of the donation is that 30% or less actually makes it to its destination do to administrative costs.
     
  4. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

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    What kind of ******* uses something like this as their personal political tool?

    We saw the same with Bush. We saw the same under Obama. We are seeing the same under Trump even though he has been the fastest, least politicizing president over the last 17 years to respond. He has used his executive powers to push aid response without pork attachment a.s.a.p. I bet if nothing else you'd use that as further evidence of abuse of executive powers.

    So kindly STFU.
     
  5. Stoked

    Stoked Modstapo Staff Member

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    From what I have read the one area that the current Pres got generally high marks is his disaster relief/aid. Where has he gone different with Puerto Rico?
     
  6. Cappy_Smurf

    Cappy_Smurf Well-Known Member

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    I agree with this. After all, there are a million legitimate reasons to dislike a d-bag like Trump, so let's leave the nitpicking about disasters to the dimwits.

    Speaking of which, has anybody seen the hoards of dummies sticking up for Trump on facebook by talking about how badly Obama handled hurricane Katrina?

    Bwaaahahaaaaaa
     
  7. str8line

    str8line Well-Known Member Contributor

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    You are a clueless ****:

    http://www.newsweek.com/five-past-p...relief-efforts-puerto-rico-while-trump-670879
     
  8. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

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    Fake news.

    Keep pushing the anti-Trump bull crap.
     
  9. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but these antiTrumpites are only against using disaster for political gain when it supports their agenda.

    September 19.
     
  10. str8line

    str8line Well-Known Member Contributor

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    You low IQ piece of ****, show me what he has done to bring attention to or directly aid P.R. in the last week.
     
  11. Ron Mexico

    Ron Mexico Formerly Broncster Contributor

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    Is the white house press release a reliable source of information? Have they provided accurate information so far during Trump's presidency? What makes this good news and the other fake news?

    The white house is pretty main stream media. Isn't main stream media bad now?
     
  12. Stoked

    Stoked Modstapo Staff Member

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    Not as much challenging you or franklin as I am trying to find the reality of it.

    http://www.military.com/daily-news/...at-military-expedites-hurricane-response.html

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/paul-ryan-puerto-rico-aid-is-coming/article/2635628

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-dam-failing-puerto-rico-20170923-story.html

    Looks like aid is arriving. It even points out that the feds had a plan before the hurricanes hit. Something Puerto Rican officials said was new. But it looks like even then it is not enough as there are shortages of things like water, fuel and medical supplies. D.C. is looking at long term aid and supplies.

    Perhaps the President should consider sending in National guard troops and Navy medical and transport vessels.
     
  13. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

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    You do realize response takes time right? And that FEMA is already strained? It's not like they could immediately deploy the Navy in to the heart of the storm and drop anchor, waiting for it to blow over. You sound like that dip **** politician in Texas whining that Red Cross couldn't mobilize overnight and had to wait for the storm to pass, mobilize help, ship in necessities and what not.

    No need to use tragedy for political purposes. Classless. Even imagining Trump not responding as soon as practical is sheer stupidity. No president would deploy such a political strategy.
     
  14. str8line

    str8line Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Done with you. You are an idiot.
     
  15. str8line

    str8line Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Of course he should. And much more. And he should act Presidential in the face of a great unfolding tragedy; not wait seven days to slam Puerto Rico with this:

    Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
    Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble..
    6:45 PM - Sep 25, 2017

    And this last night from Trump:

    "Much of the island was destroyed, with billions of dollars owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with."


    Because now is the time to harp on Puerto Rico about its debt, as if that absolves Trump of his duty as President to help all Americans.


    From Newsweek:

    "The Trump administration was unmoved, saying it would not even go to Congress with an aid request until the first week of October at the earliest, CNN reported. Administration spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House response has been "anything but slow."

    White House requests for aid after Hurricane Harvey pummeled Texas and Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida came much faster than a formal aid request for Puerto Rico. Senior congressional aides told The Washington Post late Sunday they don’t expect the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ask lawmakers for another round of federal disaster relief funding until mid-October, and that lawmakers can’t begin working on a federal relief bill for the latest hurricane damages without a formal request from the Trump administration."




    In times of great tragedy the President is uniquely responsible for setting the tone and inspiring people to work towards a solution. He hasn't done that at all. Neither has Congress. What distinguishes Puerto Rico from Texas and Florida is the fact that 3.5 million people are on a ****ing island. The scope of Puerto Rico is such that they can't save themselves. For our President and Congress to drag their feet(which only a moron would argue hasn't happened) is unconscionable. Oh, and **** you Franklin.
     
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  16. DutchJazzer

    DutchJazzer Well-Known Member

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    sounds like the government and tax
     
  17. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to think franklin is trolling but I've come to the conclusion he's just dumb as rocks and believes the **** he spews out.
     
  18. candrew

    candrew Well-Known Member

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    There is a 100% chance Trump thinks Puerto Rico is a foreign country.
     
  19. DutchJazzer

    DutchJazzer Well-Known Member

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    really why?

    you want him to go to puerto rico now?

    or the dya after the storm?

    do you know what it takes to land the us president into a city that is functioning 100%? the preperation and every security measure?

    you have no idea what it takes for him to go to peurto rico security wise!

    HE WOULD ACTUALLY BE IN THE WAY OF RESCUE WORKERS. or at least hist security
     
  20. str8line

    str8line Well-Known Member Contributor

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    LOL
     

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