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Old September 30th, 2017, 09:18 AM   #21
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The Jones Act being suspended will do nothing but kick the American worker in the teeth again.

And we see how that excites regressives.

Facts that the docks are groaning with aid never sink in. The infrastructure of Puerto Rice, a bankrupt socialist island, was already a mess. Hurricane Maria made the situation worse. Add in that as of a few days ago Puerto Rican truck drivers weren't showing up, only 20% had reported.
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And we see how that excites regressives.

Facts that the docks are groaning with aid never sink in. The infrastructure of Puerto Rice, a bankrupt socialist island, was already a mess. Hurricane Maria made the situation worse. Add in that as of a few days ago Puerto Rican truck drivers weren't showing up, only 20% had reported.
You cannot source any of this because it's bullshit.
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He's SUCH a frail, thin-skinned, petty, vindictive shit


Now now, Tris. Dotard's brilliance far outweighs his faults. Example:

"This is an island surrounded by water, big water, ocean water". Then he sent thoughts and prayers to the people of Puerto Rico. For a minute there I thought he was going to refer to Two Corinthians. Sadly he didn't. )-:

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You cannot source any of this because it's bullshit.

It has all been sourced previously on other threads.

Puerto Rico is bankrupt.

The docks are groaning with supplies.

As of a few days ago the bulk of Puerto Rican truck drivers had not reported in.

In Puerto Rico, Containers Full Of Goods Sit Undistributed At Ports : The Two-Way : NPR


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Why are news reports telling us that the needed supplies are on the ground in Porter Rico but, because of obstructed logistics getting them out has been hampered. Yet, the usual suspects on this site are telling us it's Trump's fault. You people would be laughable if the situation weren't so serious.
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Why are news reports telling us that the needed supplies are on the ground in Porter Rico but, because of obstructed logistics getting them out has been hampered. Yet, the usual suspects on this site are telling us it's Trump's fault. You people would be laughable if the situation weren't so serious.

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Why are news reports telling us that the needed supplies are on the ground in Porter Rico but, because of obstructed logistics getting them out has been hampered. Yet, the usual suspects on this site are telling us it's Trump's fault. You people would be laughable if the situation weren't so serious.
The government response here has been nothing like Texas and Florida. It will be Don the Cons Katrina IMO.
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Over three million Americans without electricity or water.
And less response than was supplied to Houston or Florida.

The Jones Act was suspended immediately for Houston and Florida, it took a week for it to happen for Puerto Rico, because "shipping interests" told Trump it wasn't a good idea.

The economic devastation of the island is enormous, the electric grid needs to be rebuilt, surely the commonwealth will default on it's debt.
What should we do when a part of America is destroyed by a natural disaster?

The amount of aid that will be required over the coming years is enormous, will we supply it?

If we don't, there will be hundreds of thousands if not millions who come to the mainland, and they will be entitled to get welfare, they are Americans.
Thanks for reminding us all that we're forgetting about the most important news story lately: the unending disaster left behind from hurricane damage to Puerto Rico. The most shocking and infrequently mentioned headline is that there will be no electricity on the island for at least 4 to 6 months! And then compare that to Don Trump's Twitter rampage last night(I guess in between more pressing concerns like kneeling NFL players or badgering Congressional holdouts to pass his tax "reform" gift to all Americans who live off of interest and inherited wealth) against the mayor of San Juan for asking for something more than a 10 day reprieve of the Jones Act, and inferring that Puerto Ricans are lazy because many of the San Juan's public employees haven't shown up for work of late. Maybe they're busy with other things Don, like trying to find clean water and food or maybe they're dead and still stuck under piles of rubble and mud...since there has been no official accounting of casualties yet, but there are thousands of Puerto Ricans on the mainland who say they haven't heard from family and relations back home! But, if there's one good thing about having President Twitter in the White House, it's that you can get his attention and maybe even budge him out of his self-centered complacency if you get enough people together online to deluge his stupid Twitter brain farts with too many negative replies for his dimwitted army of fans to drown out or redirect!
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Why are news reports telling us that the needed supplies are on the ground in Porter Rico but, because of obstructed logistics getting them out has been hampered. Yet, the usual suspects on this site are telling us it's Trump's fault. You people would be laughable if the situation weren't so serious.
Where's "Porter" Rico? You're sort of reminding me of a factoid I read a night or two ago that 50% of mainland Americans weren't even aware that Puerto Ricans are US citizens....one of their few gifts of being forcibly colonized by the US in 1898 and getting stuck with a permanent, noisy and toxic military base on their coastline!
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The government response here has been nothing like Texas and Florida. It will be Don the Cons Katrina IMO.
The only reason why they got anything is cause even Trump knows that he has no faint hope of re-election without winning Texas and Floriduh. But what I'm hearing so far of hurricane relief is that they're going to be subject to the same bullshit gentrification and privatization that enriched a number of major developers and corporations(especially charter schooling) that took over New Orleans after Katrina. Most of the low income renters in Houston have already got eviction notices, and I'd like to see how much homeowners in low-lying dangerous floodplains (thanks for being a city with no proper zoning plan - Houston!) end up still "underwater" on their mortgages for homes that have been mostly destroyed.
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