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Old 10-13-2017, 01:43 PM
 
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Likely due to their votes against Hurricane Sandy aid to New Jersey.
wait, what? what's likely? what does sandy have to do with anything?

do you deny that more republicans voted for the PR aid package than the one for Harvey?
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:47 PM
 
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If the US military can airlift water, food and supplies into remote areas on the globe for war efforts and combat, then surely they can help with getting water food and medical supplies into remote areas of PR. Maybe Trump doesn’t know because he failed his physical and didn’t get drafted into the service,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, nor did he volunteer to serve his country when so many other young men his age had to go.

Why was it not distributed prior, when it was delivered?


Your last sentence is about right for a trump hater...


First you say he failed his physical and did not et drafted and then you say he did volunteer....how does that make sense, unless your a trump hater....
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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Bill Murray felt compelled to remind Trump that Puerto Rico is in America.

“Immigrant goes to America. Many hellos in America,” Murray sang. “Nobody knows in America. Puerto Rico’s in America!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=JqooVRD36RQ

Bill Murray Reminds Trump ‘Puerto Rico’s in America’ by Performing Songs from ‘West Side Story’

https://www.thedailybeast.com/bill-m...est-side-story
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:01 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Bill Murray felt compelled to remind Trump that Puerto Rico is in America.

“Immigrant goes to America. Many hellos in America,” Murray sang. “Nobody knows in America. Puerto Rico’s in America!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=JqooVRD36RQ

Bill Murray Reminds Trump ‘Puerto Rico’s in America’ by Performing Songs from ‘West Side Story’

https://www.thedailybeast.com/bill-m...est-side-story
Ahhh, a TV show full of self appointed political intellectuals BAWWWW HAWWWW HAWWWW... Remember, they're ALL comedians so nothing they say should be taken seriously...
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:08 PM
 
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PR's corrupt officials destroyed their own country and now they want my and your money for a shiny new country. Of course they will skim their share off the top. Why can't we just cut PR loose? What good are they?
Puerto Rico is not a country. Did you get that from Rick Perry or because Trump thought the Virgin Islands had a President?
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:01 PM
 
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Puerto Rico is not a country. Did you get that from Rick Perry or because Trump thought the Virgin Islands had a President?
you are funny, most Puerto Ricans call P.R. their country above the U.S. and the American flag.

you have a bunch of lefties anti-Americans in P.R. like the communist mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin who is against statehood and against the U.S. NAVY in Puerto Rico but loves the federal aid money.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:16 PM
 
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'Putting them on notice' in this context is meaningless. No amount of blustering can hide incompetence, he's out of his league here & elsewhere, he's unfit & unsuitable for his job in word & deed.

you don't know what you are talking about....I have lived in Puerto Rico, you haven't.

the Electric power is run by the government of P.R......the power grid should have been replaced 40 years ago because it's cr@p and they charge high rates to the people of P.R. and steal the revenues. The power service should have been PRIVATIZED decades ago to get it out of the dirty hands of the corrupt politicians and their friends in the government of P.R.


and you want Trump to fix all that in 3 weeks? stop talking nonsense.


the good thing about Hurricane Maria is the inept and corrupt government of P.R. and the Power Service got exposed to the world but you want to blame it on Trump.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:21 PM
 
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you don't know what you are talking about....I have lived in Puerto Rico, you haven't.

the Electric power is run by the government of P.R......the power grid should have been replaced 40 years ago because it's cr@p and they charge high rates to the people of P.R. and steal the revenues. The power service should have been PRIVATIZED decades ago to get it out of the dirty hands of the corrupt politicians and their friends in the government of P.R.

and you want Trump to fix all that in 3 weeks? stop talking nonsense.

the good thing about Hurricane Maria is the inept and corrupt government of P.R. and the Power Service got exposed to the world but you want to blame it on Trump.
The only positive is Puerto Ricans moving to the mainland and finally being able to vote in elections instead of just primaries.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:36 PM
 
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The only positive is Puerto Ricans moving to the mainland and finally being able to vote in elections instead of just primaries.

they complain that they can't vote for President and don't have representation in Congress when a crisis like this happens but when everything is normal they reject statehood.

I lived in Puerto Rico....it's frustrating understanding them.......like they want the benefits of a state when they need it but when things are normal they want to act like a separate country and don't want the Federal Government telling them what to do but keep those federal funds coming, they don't mind that.


During last summer when everything was normal, they had a referendum in Puerto Rico to choose between Statehood or Independence so they can present it to Congress to start the ball rolling......guess what % of the registered voters showed up to vote?.....23%......the other 77% didn't give a damn.

now when the hurricane hits them and they need all the federal aid we can give them they start talking trash about the U.S. and how bad we mistreat them because they are "brown" people......it's really frustrating especially dealing with the anti-American socialists in P.R like the Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin, who was part of the movement to get the U.S. Navy out of P.R. 15 years ago but now complains in public that our military isn't doing enough....totally hypocrisy from this lady.....this is the same lady that when Fidel Castro died, she wrote a sentimental homage to him and that she was sad that a great leader died.

She might fool some of you but I have lived in P.R. and I know the root of all their problems.....and this has nothing to do with Trump.....this goes back for decades that it's clueless to think that this will get fix in 3 weeks or even 6 months by pouring billions of dollars to a corrupt and inept system of government and political culture in P.R.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:43 PM
 
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they complain that they can't vote for President and don't have representation in Congress when a crisis like this happens but when everything is normal they reject statehood.

I lived in Puerto Rico....it's frustrating understanding them.......like they want the benefits of a state when they need it but when things are normal they want to act like a separate country and don't want the Federal Government telling them what to do but keep those federal funds coming, they don't mind that.


During last summer when everything was normal, they had a referendum in Puerto Rico to choose between Statehood or Independence so they can present it to Congress to start the ball rolling......guess what % of the registered voters showed up to vote?.....23%......the other 77% didn't give a damn.

now when the hurricane hits them and they need all the federal aid we can give them they start talking trash about the U.S. and how bad we mistreat them because they are "brown" people......it's really frustrating especially dealing with the anti-American socialists in P.R like the Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin, who was part of the movement to get the U.S. Navy out of P.R. 15 years ago but now complains in public that our military isn't doing enough....totally hypocrisy from this lady.....this is the same lady that when Fidel Castro died, she wrote a sentimental homage to him and that she was sad that a great leader died.

She might fool some of you but I have lived in P.R. and I know the root of all their problems.....and this has nothing to do with Trump.....this goes back for decades that it's clueless to think that this will get fix in 3 weeks or even 6 months by pouring billions of dollars to a corrupt and inept system of government and political culture in P.R.
So Trump will cut off aid, Puerto Rico will flounder and become something like Haiti, Puerto Ricans will move to the mainland and vote.

23% of Puerto Ricans Vote in Referendum, 97% of Them for Statehood
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/11/u...statehood.html

Republicans don't want Puerto Rico to be a state because they fear losing their majority in the Senate.
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