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    It was a wonderful spot to visit a few years ago giving a warm welcome. I loved every part of it that we toured and am aching for the struggles that they are dealing with at present. There is so much history in that island that is amazing to explore.
    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

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    Well, looks like the President is stepping right up and grabbing this problem by the pussy!


    The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump.
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017

    ...Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They....
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017

    ...want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017

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    F&&&& Trump, why do we all pay into government services, oh right, for this. And while we are at it maybe some water in flint would be nice this decade

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    "But the disconnect between what officials in Washington were saying and the situation on the ground in Puerto Rico was captured on live television by the response of the mayor of San Juan when she was played a clip of the acting Homeland Security secretary, Elaine Duke, saying that she was “very satisfied” with the government’s response. Ms. Duke called it “a good news story in terms of our ability to reach people and the limited number of deaths that have taken place.”

    The retort from Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz: “This is, damn it, this is not a good news story. This is a ‘people are dying’ story. This is a ‘life or death’ story. This is ‘there’s a truckload of stuff that cannot be taken to people’ story. This is a story of a devastation that continues to worsen.”"

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/29/u...=top-news&_r=0

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    "This is an island surrounded by water. Big water. Ocean water.” Water almost as big as your delusions of grandeur. Ass.

    The poor mayor of San Juan is valiantly trying to get through to him, but all she's getting is insults.

    One of my favored charities, Wings of Rescue, flew in some supplies (they had one aborted takeoff due to a shifting load of water) and flew out 150 dogs. They have more flights scheduled. They aren't subject to the Jones act. Where is General Honore' when you need him.

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    Ms. Duke called it “a good news story in terms of our ability to reach people and the limited number of deaths that have taken place.”

    Yeah.Starvation isn't usually immediate.

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    I see that some celebrities and charities are stepping up, not nearly enough.

    What is exceptionally scary is that people that work for him are 100% with him, like an alternate universe

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    It is heartbreaking to read that doctors have to struggle to get supplies that are available to help the sickly and injured. Water is not safe to drink, no power to clear roads, debris to enable moving supplies, no trucks to transport the supplies....
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    You won't hear about many deaths until the churchs and real people get into the areas and/or bloggers there report on the actual situation. There were some truly heartbreaking stories out of the Haiti earthquake that were not in the media. One on the ground missionary in Haiti who ran an orphanage told of elderly dropped off in the courtyard and left, children dumped, and trying to find supplies for those in need. It really gave a black eye to the NGOs there.

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