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Trump Attacks Mayor of San Juan and Accuses Puerto Ricans of Being Lazy

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posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: marg6043


Yes, but hospital generators run out fuel too. Of course hospital generators are a priority but.......

As of this video, 58 of 69 hospitals have no power.





posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66

originally posted by: windword
a reply to: OccamsRazor04


I gave you the source. It's Nelson M Rosario.

Do you think that people aren't dying in Puerto Rico right now? When is the USNS Comfort set to arrive? Oh Yeah, next Tuesday, exactly 2 weeks after Maria made landfall.




Who was the first to suggest that the Comfort be sent again?

I have no idea and neither do you. If you refer to Clinton she may be the first to publicly talk about it, but in all likelihood it is just her trying to score points as it's likely the Comfort would have been sent there and then she can take credit for something she has literally nothing to do with.

Either way, no one in the PR asked for the Comfort and was denied by Trump.

They went, they saw the damage, they took the appropriate steps. Somehow you have a problem with that.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:05 PM
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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: marg6043


Yes, but hospital generators run out fuel too. Of course hospital generators are a priority but.......

As of this video, 58 of 69 hospitals have no power.


There are supplies there. Why is the mayor not making sure it gets where it needs to go?

The truck drivers are there, the trucks are there, the supplies are there.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:05 PM
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PR is not a state, it has more autonomy than the states, it is the Island government the one that ask for federal as needed and for the federal government provide as its asked.

Now the Trump administration is sending help with Puerto Rico government asking or not and sending as much as he can without the government in PR approval.


The USS Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group has already been conducting rescue operations in the region, including eight medical evacuations and 148 airlifts, and delivered 44,177 pounds of relief supplies and cargo to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands since Maria struck, according to the Pentagon.


The Federal government has done what the Governor of the Island asked him before and right after the hurricanes, the rest of the so call by the media lack of support resides with the PR government.

5newsonline.com...



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:07 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66

originally posted by: windword
a reply to: OccamsRazor04


I gave you the source. It's Nelson M Rosario.

Do you think that people aren't dying in Puerto Rico right now? When is the USNS Comfort set to arrive? Oh Yeah, next Tuesday, exactly 2 weeks after Maria made landfall.




Who was the first to suggest that the Comfort be sent again?


I didn't know that!

The Internet asked for the USNS Comfort to be sent to Puerto Rico. The Navy listened.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: OccamsRazor04


Hospitals haven't had power. These are logistic problems.

When the US Government swoops in with the might of the US Navy and Coast Guard, National Guard, etc., they don't need mayors' permission or direction to assess priorities or logistic issues.

The problem is and has been red tape and a delayed response on the White' House's part.


I think you're wrong here, unlike Haiti, Puerto Rico is a US territory and the rules are different when it comes to the military taking control unless asked to do so by the PR government, at least that is my understanding of what's happening here.
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posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04


I am from PR I know where the major Centro medicos are located and how they look like they are very large facilities specially where my sister works it has several floors.


PR has gas trucks and one of the biggest reserves of oil in the US. The government in PR is making sure that emergency centers and emergency personnel have what they need, at least so far.


My parents have generators and so my brother they have no problem finding gas were is available in the Island they do not live in San Juan or the metropolitan areas.


That picture doesn't look like any major hospital in the metropolitan are that I am familiar with, perhaps a small clinic as is many around.


edit on 1-10-2017 by marg6043 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04


No truck drivers are there yet.


The local government in Puerto Rico, the president said, was "totally and, unfortunately, unable to handle this catastrophic crisis"  alone, and the U.S. is having to send truck drivers because the truck drivers there are taking care of their families. Puerto Rico — a U.S. territory — will have to "work with us to determine how" to fund and organize rebuilding efforts, since the territory is "already" in debt, he said.
www.cbsnews.com... 


Sounds like "beautiful red tape".

Puerto Rico’s Governor says he is desperate for truck drivers to deliver hurricane relief supplies



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:17 PM
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a reply to: MountainLaurel


I'm pretty sure that the Governor of Puerto Rico has done everything appropriate to request federal aide, and the full might of federal response is not being hindered by "political ingrates".



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:18 PM
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originally posted by: windword

No truck drivers are there yet.


100% false. They are in a dispute with the governor so the Union is refusing to work, they are there.


Part of the reason for the distribution backlog is that only 20% of truck drivers have reported back to work since Hurricane Maria swept through, according to a representative for Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.

"When we say we that we don't have truck drivers, we mean that we have not been able to contact them," Rosselló said.


There was no reason for Trump to send drivers, they are already there, they just are not working. When the drivers refused to work the Feds made plans to fix the problem, exactly as they should have.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:23 PM
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a reply to: windword

Well is about time, you know why? because I know the struggle with the truck drivers and the gas tankers, I have know way back since the first aid arrived in the Island and is not that they are taking care of the families, is that they are told by their bosses no to show for work, people needs money and work is scarse in PR right now, you tell me that they are sitting at home waiting to get their jobs taken by outsiders and lose their source of income?

Really, really? That is preposterous.


But I guess CNN knows more than me that have direct news from the ground in PR with my brother that works for a government agency in San Juan.

Yes, we most trust CNN and all the news media in US.


I find all this lack of knowledge incredible, bias and ridiculous.

Right now I have to say, that the truth about the bashing of the federal government by the news media is not a lie but a rampant targeting

Everything that is been speculated about fake and manufactured news is true.

People in the US that never been in PR thinks that they know more than those like me that are from PR and have family there telling me what is going on right now.

I find it ridiculous.

Don't you think?





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posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:23 PM
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Mr. Gonzales claims in this Spanish-language post that Victor Rodriguez has given instructions that no trucker should drive from the ports. Angry responses in the comments section of the post continue to be added today, with expletives being tossed around by understandably very upset island residents.

The name of the Puerto Rican Teamsters Union is Frente Amplio de Camioneros, whose leader is Víctor Rodríguez, seen being interviewed below two days ago.

As seen below, the union has provided the rebuttal that it’s the diesel supply of which FEMA is in charge that’s the problem and that their truck drivers have been ready to drive all along.


So which is it ... the pathetic Mayor says there are no drivers and that's all they need.

Residents of Puerto Rico are abuzz on social media about unionized truck drivers refusing to distribute the supplies due to contract issues, with allegations that the teamsters are demanding at least $50 an hour and strongly dissuading “scabs” from going to work for FEMA. In a video, the leader of a driver group scoffs at the “gringitos” being able to come in and take over their jobs in their territory.


The Union leader says the drivers are all ready.

Sounds like a huge internal problem in PR, which has literally nothing to do with Trump.

www.hollywoodlanews.com...
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posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:30 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

What's the saying?

If the shoe fits....



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:30 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

Is like my brother said, is been a tug a war for power and control, run by the private entities that runs the many contracts the local government have.


The major bank controlling the cash flow, the Trucks companies and gas tankers controlling the aid and gas and where it goes, the government can not get anything done.

Citizens are asking for martial law and more federal control.


Very soon the people is going to get fed up and start getting things done their own away and anarchy is going to brake lose, with so many drug lords and gang territorial power that reside in San Juan, because guess what, the government in PR doesn't want the regular citizens armed, but the drug lords and gang kings have as many weapons as they can buy from the corrupted police in the Island.


Even my brother things that the situation is going to turn very ugly.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:35 PM
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a reply to: marg6043

First off, thank you so much for relaying information unfiltered by media spin from on the ground over there. I know it is very much appreciated.


Even my brother things that the situation is going to turn very ugly.


Perhaps that is the goal?



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:37 PM
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Really, really? That is preposterous.


Oh! I completely agree! I didn't fall off a turnip truck! But, this is what I mean when I talk about beautiful red tape, as Trump calls it, and looking out for "business interests". I'm sure people would be driving trucks around, if they could! I'd bet my soul on it!



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical


Thanks, I can not wait for my brother to be in San Juan tomorrow and tell me more of the government struggles in San Juan for control.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:41 PM
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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: MountainLaurel


I'm pretty sure that the Governor of Puerto Rico has done everything appropriate to request federal aide, and the full might of federal response is not being hindered by "political ingrates".


IDK, we have Marg here in this thread from Puerto Rico saying the same thing, I also heard a similar thing yesterday from my friend who has family members in PR. I'm absolutely NOT a Trump supporter, but I want to understand what's going on here, and as far as I can discern the Mayor of San Juan is wacky and blaming Trump for problems out of his control....she's not being a good leader or an inspiration for her people right now by deflecting her failures and responsibilities, while refusing to hand over control to the US military.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: windword

the Truck union says the drivers are ready. The mayor says they aren't.

How is any of that Trump's fault?



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:45 PM
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I Remember back in the seventies that it was a big fight by unions from private groups in the manufacturing of electrical supplies that wanted to paralyze the Island to affect the US supplies, my mother became a Rompe Huelga, she was one of those that show up to work because the union workers will not, they were told by the bosses no to show for work.


The violence became so bad that I was a afraid for my mothers life and they had to be escort from and back into the buildings by police.


The company was no other that Westinghouse.


After that they left the Island.


My brother told me that if they get some people working over the union workers they will have to bring military force to escort them out of the pier and into the island because is going to be a war.


I we have not heard yet what this people are brewing, yes they are vicious.



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