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Old 09-12-2018, 09:51 AM
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Unbelievable!! What is wrong with Puerto Rico?



https://www.businessinsider.com/puer...n-maria-2018-9

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A photographer working for a Puerto Rican police agency reportedly caught a glimpse of a stockpile of bottled water on a runway in the city of Ceiba. The water was believed to be part of relief efforts after Hurricane Maria wrought devastation on the US territory last September.

A year later, the photographer, Abdiel Santana, said the stockpile of what could be millions of water bottles remained on the tarmac.
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:55 AM
 
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Wow. That is unbelievable. The exposure to the sun mixed with BPA is not good.
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:02 AM
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Maybe they can use that water for agriculture. Or... just let it sit there forever.
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:04 PM
 
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Maybe they can use that water for agriculture. Or... just let it sit there forever.
They could bury it in a landfill.
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Old 09-12-2018, 05:57 PM
 
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now you have Marc Anthony, the liberal democrat singer from New York City blaming Trump for the 2,900 deaths: this guy is an a-hole for bringing politics into this
Marc Anthony @MarcAnthony



Mr. President: How the F@CK is a reported death toll of 2,975 Americans in Puerto Rico (that's right, AMERICANS!) an "incredible, unsung success"?
You promised to clean the swamp but instead made it a cesspool. Disgusting. These lives are in your hands.
10:01 PM - Sep 11, 2018






my friend in Puerto Rico told me it was a success!!!! even if you take all 2,900 deaths as true (which they haven't proven anything just a college report based on comparing numbers from previous years that the government of P.R. pay $300,000)...there is 3.4 million residents in P.R. (without counting the Dominicans that are illegally in the island), you had 2 hurricanes category 5 (one split the island in half ) and you take in consideration how the Puerto Rican government and the 78 municipalities weren't prepared, well 2,900 deaths is less than 0.005% of the population.........I say it's pretty good under the circumstances.




in 1928, when Hurricane Felipe hit the island it was category 5 and it killed 3,000 people on the spot. 24,728 homes were destroyed and 192,444 were partially destroyed. Over 500,000 people were left homeless. There is no count of the deaths during the recovery, I guess they didn't pay some University in D.C. $300,000 to do some study to come up with the deaths during the recovery because of Hurricane Felipe based on the numbers of deaths in previous years and do comparisons.



now, compared to that....I say it was a success.


If the U.S. didn't give Puerto Rico 3 times the federal aid money that Texas and Florida got, it would have been a lot worse.



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Old 09-12-2018, 07:06 PM
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Someone from Puerto Rico was complaining today that their people are still waiting for roofs to replace the blue FEMA tarps. That $300k would have been much better spent on roofing materials!!!!

I really wish that there was some way we could cut PR loose as a territory. Would Mexico be interested in acquiring the island?
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:08 PM
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Why doesn't Marc Anthony get his friends together and hold a fundraiser for PR? Why must the US government be expected to pick up all the pieces? Why are the Puerto Ricans so helpless and entitled feeling?
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:38 PM
 
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That water is not safe to drink anymore. Either it will just have to sit where it is forever or the US Navy will have to go there pick it up and the bury it in a US landfill where there is room.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:45 PM
 
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Why doesn't Marc Anthony get his friends together and hold a fundraiser for PR? Why must the US government be expected to pick up all the pieces? Why are the Puerto Ricans so helpless and entitled feeling?



he is too busy doing too much coke and flying in his private jet with his girlfriends to Atlantis to do something about it.




they expect Trump to go down there in person and put on the construction hat and boots and climb up the electrical posts to bring back electricity and then after doing that for 16 hours a day for 7 days a week, they expect him to pick up the cases of water and deliver it himself to each house.


Carmen Yulin has time and finds the transportation of trucks and busses to do a parade of a young Puerto Rican baseball team that came in 3rd place in international competition (who celebrates coming in 3rd place? only in Puerto Rico) but they don't have the transportation and the time to pick up cases of water in their runway? and Carmen Yulin has the time and money to fly to the states for political events and other events , she endorsed the socialist Nixon over Cuomo for governor of New York.






that's why I left the island years ago.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:56 PM
 
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That water is not safe to drink anymore. Either it will just have to sit where it is forever or the US Navy will have to go there pick it up and the bury it in a US landfill where there is room.



that's not true...... water, in and of itself, does not go bad, the plastic bottle it is contained in does "expire," and will eventually start leaching chemicals into the water. FDA says the water will still be safe to consume and while bottled water manufacturers are permitted to put expiration dates on their labels, these dates are meant to be indicators of quality, not safety.




if you need water to drink for survival you drink tap water if you have to. People can't get picky when they are in need about free stuff.....even if you don't want to drink it from the bottle, you can boil it and use it to cook or washing or bathing....you don't throw those cases of water away.





you think people in Africa and in 3rd world countries who live in real poverty are going to reject those cases of water because it smells a little funny? compared to the dirty and contaminated water that kills them all the time that they are used for decades, this is a huge upgrade.


nobody is going to die from that water in Puerto Rico. You drink it to survive.....or you boil it and use it to cook and bathing...........what do they want Fiji water bottles for free.


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