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originally posted by: SeekingAlpha
You'll see true "fake outrage" soon when PR hits 3 weeks without water/power.
Typical right wingers, always forgetting the bigger picture.
originally posted by: thesaneone
a reply to: Dembow
He's doing media relations and you bought it
And you are buying the others story, congrats.
The fake outrage I'm talking about is coming out of seekingalpha and not the people in PR.
Help is there and more is coming, maybe the people of PR can do a bit more then crying and start helping with the clean up efforts so the supplies can get to where they need to go.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: UKTruth
P.S. speaking from a person who actually has experience with hurricane damage let me point out what should be obvious. The roads are impassable. They can't clear the roads that fast. They need more trucks. The trucks need gasoline. They have no gas or electricity to pump it. There's only so much a person can do with a chain saw. If the trucks can't get in to haul away the debris how do they advance? It's a piece by piece clean up at this point because the island was pretty much flattened. Every hand available won't be enough. Oh yeah and it's in the tropics which are hot and humid and full of mosquitoes too. Just in case you forget the conditions they have to work under.
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: Gothmog
oh excuse me, I guess all the nuclear testing was done on those other island territories, the marshall islands.
but still many, many bombs were dropped on part of puerto rico it seems,
did they give permission, did the marshall islands give permission, for any bombs to be dropped onto them???
ya see, that was my point.
Early in World War II, when fortunes looked grim for the Allies, the U.S. Navy occupied three-quarters of Vieques, which sits eight miles from the Puerto Rican mainland, moved one-third of its population to the nearby Virgin Islands, and planned to relocate the entire British fleet there in the event of a German invasion of England. Instead, Vieques became the U.S. testing ground for nearly every weapon used during the Cold War.
it just seems rather odd to me that a government who thought it was within their right to turn a part of puerto rico into a toxic cesspool by dropping bombs on them not that long ago, thought that they should wait around to get a request before they sent military aide after two hurricane ravaged the island now. the least they could have done was have the ships enroute so that they could be put to use faster when the request came.
originally posted by: Aazadan
originally posted by: FlyingFox
The whole thing makes about as much sense as Puerto Rico helping DC when they have a snow storm.
Why? Puerto Rico is pretty much on par with every single state in the US. It wouldn't be tolerated if California had a major earthquake and we refused to help them. Why is a piss poor response in Puerto Rico acceptable?
originally posted by: pavil
a reply to: Aazadan
That wouldn't help. There aren't enough useful aircraft on a Nimitz class carrier for what is needed on PR.