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(NYPost)   "It's not the US government's fault"..uh huh   ( nypost.com) divider line
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2017-10-01 10:25:22 PM  
Jorge Rodriguez, 49, is the Harvard-educated CEO of PACIV, an international engineering firm based in Puerto Rico that works with the medical and pharmaceutical sectors. The Puerto Rican-born engineer says he has dispatched 50 engineers to help FEMA rehabilitate the devastated island - a commonwealth of the United States - after Hurricane Maria. He refuses to work with the local government, which he called inept and riddled with corruption.

Fake? So this guy doesn't even exist?
 
2017-10-02 01:19:06 AM  
For the last 30 years, the Puerto Rican government has been completely inept at handling regular societal needs, so I just don't see it functioning in a crisis like this one. Even before the hurricane hit, water and power systems were already broken. And our $118 billion debt crisis is a result of government corruption and mismanagement.

The governor Ricardo Rossello has little experience. He's 36 and never really held a job and never dealt with a budget. His entire administration is totally inexperienced and they have no clue how to handle a crisis of this magnitude.


Ok. That confluence of events happened. But given that the Island is an American territory, shouldn't this have been racked, understood, and prepared for, rather than used as an excuse for Trump's lack of leadership on the matter?
 
2017-10-02 01:44:42 AM  
Somebody's angling for a cabinet post...
 
2017-10-02 01:47:05 AM  
I figure Fake and NY Post are redundant.
 
2017-10-02 01:49:44 AM  
seriously does fake mean actually fake?
 
2017-10-02 01:51:32 AM  
This guy is the Puerto Rican Martin Shkreli people.  That's all you need to know.
 
2017-10-02 01:54:14 AM  

SurfaceTension: For the last 30 years, the Puerto Rican government has been completely inept at handling regular societal needs, so I just don't see it functioning in a crisis like this one. Even before the hurricane hit, water and power systems were already broken. And our $118 billion debt crisis is a result of government corruption and mismanagement.

The governor Ricardo Rossello has little experience. He's 36 and never really held a job and never dealt with a budget. His entire administration is totally inexperienced and they have no clue how to handle a crisis of this magnitude.

Ok. That confluence of events happened. But given that the Island is an American territory, shouldn't this have been racked, understood, and prepared for, rather than used as an excuse for Trump's lack of leadership on the matter?


God forbid.

Thank God this complete disaster gave his rich ass a chance to shiat on the people who run the island he could buy and sell a hundred times over - or, again, God forbid, go into public service and fix some of it before he stopped getting high off the fumes from his enormous ego.
 
2017-10-02 01:55:18 AM  

nburghmatt: seriously does fake mean actually fake?


Fark does not know what to do with that tag. So it has simply become a blunt object. A weapon to some, a doorstop to others.

/Expecting consistency from Fark is a fools errand.
 
2017-10-02 02:01:50 AM  
that's silly
 
2017-10-02 02:02:21 AM  
When the hurricane hit we had experts from FEMA from all over the US on the ground and I was really proud of their quick response. The first responders and FEMA have all been outstanding in this crisis, and should be supported.

This and

HEY WE'RE farkING DYING AND HAVE NO POWER OVER A WEEK AFTER THE HURRICANE

Are really farking conflicting statements, the second of which we can see with our god damn eyes.
 
2017-10-02 02:08:55 AM  

BafflerMeal: /Expecting consistency from Fark is a fools errand.


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2017-10-02 02:09:09 AM  

BafflerMeal: Fark does not know what to do with that tag. So it has simply become a blunt object. A weapon to some, a doorstop to others.


An elegant tag, from a more ... civilized ... age.
 
2017-10-02 02:11:32 AM  
So, he has '50 engineers' but won't let them take instruction from the government.

What the heck are they doing, then?
 
2017-10-02 02:13:05 AM  

hammer85: HEY WE'RE farkING DYING AND HAVE NO POWER OVER A WEEK AFTER THE HURRICANE


All the roads I can see look open. The dock is overflowing with sea containers. The problem is with the lack of truck drivers to deliver the goods that are already on the ground there.

https://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/storms/maria/index.html#16/18.4334/-66.09​6​3
 
2017-10-02 02:19:06 AM  

PartTimeBuddha: BafflerMeal: Fark does not know what to do with that tag. So it has simply become a blunt object. A weapon to some, a doorstop to others.

An elegant tag, from a more ... civilized ... age.


This is your father's tag.
 
2017-10-02 02:40:31 AM  

PartTimeBuddha: So, he has '50 engineers' but won't let them take instruction from the government.

What the heck are they doing, then?


Jurry rigging shiat that is going to have to be puddled apart a redone because it wasn't done right the first time.
 
2017-10-02 02:41:32 AM  

Alphax: I figure Fake and NY Post are redundant.


my first thought as well
 
2017-10-02 02:42:40 AM  

PartTimeBuddha: So, he has '50 engineers' but won't let them take instruction from the government.

What the heck are they doing, then?


Robbing the banks?
 
2017-10-02 02:43:47 AM  
It's interesting - a small window into the US political process

On one hand you have the humanitarian crisis in a US territory

On the other you have Trump's attempt to control the narrative with his accustomed bluster/BS

Will the dichotomy between the 2 versions of reality force a choice for the TrueBelievers, or can they convince themselves that it's everyone else's fault that this is happening.

The thing is, this should go on and on, and the sheer repetition of the images of suffering people should, by rights, overwhelm Trump's prevaricating
 
2017-10-02 02:52:30 AM  
For instance, shortly after the hurricane hit, the government imposed a curfew from 6 pm to 6 am and then changed it. Now, it's 7 pm to 5 am, and makes no sense.

Honey, if you don't understand why there's a curfew, there's not much between your ears to work with, is there?
 
2017-10-02 03:04:25 AM  
FL and TX relief efforts go just fine but not PR.

Must be "Trumps" fault. Can't possibly be the local government. Just like it totally wasn't the incompetence of the local government during Katrina "must" be Trump.

By the way speaking of fake news, I guess you heard about Paul Krugman lying through his teeth about the cholera huh?
 
2017-10-02 03:09:26 AM  
Maybe if they tried to become independent we'd send in a bunch of military assets on a relief mission, just to make sure they can't just jump off their debts.
 
2017-10-02 03:27:15 AM  

hammer85: When the hurricane hit we had experts from FEMA from all over the US on the ground and I was really proud of their quick response. The first responders and FEMA have all been outstanding in this crisis, and should be supported.

This and

HEY WE'RE farkING DYING AND HAVE NO POWER OVER A WEEK AFTER THE HURRICANE

Are really farking conflicting statements, the second of which we can see with our god damn eyes.


Two weeks.
 
2017-10-02 03:48:03 AM  

Sin'sHero: PartTimeBuddha: BafflerMeal: Fark does not know what to do with that tag. So it has simply become a blunt object. A weapon to some, a doorstop to others.

An elegant tag, from a more ... civilized ... age.

This is your father's tag.


Cool, does he get his father's Oldsmobile too?
 
2017-10-02 04:00:30 AM  
What the fark, was this written for his Introduction to Writing class?

Seriously. It has all the sentence structure and complexity of Trump. Which, well, I would say maybe he's writing to his audience, but I find that highly unlikely.

Look. If you can't write, at least you're rich, hire some motherfarker to take you 10th grade Introduction to Writing passage and make it look like someone with an ounce of skill wrote it. Otherwise, I have great doubts about the competence of the people you hire, chucklefark.
 
2017-10-02 04:02:13 AM  
The damage in PR is more severe than Texas and Florida. As Trump said, it's an island, they can't count on nearby states helping. Their need is greater while the federal response has been less. On the left it looks like Trump doesn't care as much because it's brown people, particularly Puerto Ricans whom he doesn't like.  On the right, the island is filled with lazy brown people who can't help themselves, ignoring that the infrastructure they need to do that is all destroyed.
 
2017-10-02 04:03:08 AM  

manunkind: What the fark, was this written for his Introduction to Writing class?

Seriously. It has all the sentence structure and complexity of Trump. Which, well, I would say maybe he's writing to his audience, but I find that highly unlikely.

Look. If you can't write, at least you're rich, hire some motherfarker to take you 10th grade Introduction to Writing passage and make it look like someone with an ounce of skill wrote it. Otherwise, I have great doubts about the competence of the people you hire, chucklefark.


They're writing for their target audience.
 
2017-10-02 04:06:24 AM  

PartTimeBuddha: So, he has '50 engineers' but won't let them take instruction from the government.

What the heck are they doing, then?


Searching for Dr. Livingston, I presume.
 
2017-10-02 04:09:44 AM  
... who the fark writes hundreds of words about disaster response without realizing that it's by design not the responsibility of the area hit with the disaster?

I mean, even if you're a moron and had spent your entire life living under a rock, which is the only way you wouldn't know basic facts like that, surely in the course of typing that unending tirade of uncut idiocy it'd at least occur to you that logically any response mechanisms hosted locally would obviously also be affected by the farking disaster.  And people let this guy run an actual company?  With employees and shiat?  Damn, I don't know whose IQ is lower, this dude's or his investors.  Had to be so many red flags in that interview that he was basically wearing a crimson flapper dress.
 
2017-10-02 04:11:36 AM  
I'll go with Gen Honore's take on how the Trump administration has been a day late and a dollar short on everything involving handling this crisis in that it's taken way too much time to get someone in command and shuttling off all the helicopters, equipment and manpower necessary to even start to respond.

At least in regard to anything the NY Post publishes as being "factual."  Hell, if we're going to go with "corrupt" as a problem, it's not like Texas or Florida are immune from that charge either.
 
2017-10-02 04:16:29 AM  
The governor Ricardo Rossello has little experience. He's 36 and never really held a job and never dealt with a budget. His entire administration is totally inexperienced and they have no clue how to handle a crisis of this magnitude.

And the United States saw that and said "let's put someone like that in charge of our country too!"
 
2017-10-02 04:40:32 AM  
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2017-10-02 04:51:29 AM  
Ignoring the current situation, PR is very much a product of its own problems.  They vote down statehood, but they want to stay under US protection.  My experience with PR through work is that they'd be in a similar situation as Haiti if they were independent, so I guess the current situation is better.  They have enough population to warrant statehood and proximity to boot(unlike Guam and the CNMI).  CNMI is actually a decent comparison, though CNMI is definitely better off than PR
 
2017-10-02 05:07:12 AM  
I have no idea what is going on, but this smells of racism.
 
2017-10-02 05:35:00 AM  

hammer85: When the hurricane hit we had experts from FEMA from all over the US on the ground and I was really proud of their quick response. The first responders and FEMA have all been outstanding in this crisis, and should be supported.

This and

HEY WE'RE farkING DYING AND HAVE NO POWER OVER A WEEK AFTER THE HURRICANE

Are really farking conflicting statements, the second of which we can see with our god damn eyes.


They aren't projected to have power until May. Six months.
 
2017-10-02 05:36:25 AM  

UsikFark: hammer85: When the hurricane hit we had experts from FEMA from all over the US on the ground and I was really proud of their quick response. The first responders and FEMA have all been outstanding in this crisis, and should be supported.

This and

HEY WE'RE farkING DYING AND HAVE NO POWER OVER A WEEK AFTER THE HURRICANE

Are really farking conflicting statements, the second of which we can see with our god damn eyes.

They aren't projected to have power until May. Six months.


March. The other M.
 
2017-10-02 05:48:59 AM  
Always someone elses fault, innit?
 
2017-10-02 05:54:59 AM  

UsikFark: UsikFark: hammer85: When the hurricane hit we had experts from FEMA from all over the US on the ground and I was really proud of their quick response. The first responders and FEMA have all been outstanding in this crisis, and should be supported.

This and

HEY WE'RE farkING DYING AND HAVE NO POWER OVER A WEEK AFTER THE HURRICANE

Are really farking conflicting statements, the second of which we can see with our god damn eyes.

They aren't projected to have power until May. Six months.

March. The other M.


This sounds like the perfect time for a major infrastructure initiative, which would not only accelerate repairs but provide a lot of jobs to people who really need it.

But that's something we would have expected out of a sane adult in the White House, as opposed to a Cartmanesque man-baby.
 
2017-10-02 06:00:40 AM  

Smoking GNU: Always someone elses fault, innit?


Why oh why hasn't Puerto Rico gotten any inward investment like car plants, air conditioner factories etc?

What possible reason could there be?!

(Hint: big water)
 
2017-10-02 06:01:01 AM  

UsikFark: UsikFark: hammer85: When the hurricane hit we had experts from FEMA from all over the US on the ground and I was really proud of their quick response. The first responders and FEMA have all been outstanding in this crisis, and should be supported.

This and

HEY WE'RE farkING DYING AND HAVE NO POWER OVER A WEEK AFTER THE HURRICANE

Are really farking conflicting statements, the second of which we can see with our god damn eyes.

They aren't projected to have power until May. Six months.

March. The other M.


After a direct hit from Typhoon Soudelor, it took nearly 4 full months to restore power completely to Saipan, and Saipan is much smaller.  I don't doubt it will take 6 months to restore power in PR.
 
2017-10-02 06:10:09 AM  
My favorite are the morons that point to the water and say "See, Trump sent supplies".  It's clear that he didn't send enough supplies.  His disaster response was tepid and disinterested.  And his dedication of the rediculous golf trophy he "won" to Puerto Rican reeks of contempt.

Americans are dying and Donald Trump is insulting them.  And the Republican Party is too craven to do anything about it.
 
2017-10-02 06:44:36 AM  

randomjsa: FL and TX relief efforts go just fine but not PR.

Must be "Trumps" fault. Can't possibly be the local government. Just like it totally wasn't the incompetence of the local government during Katrina "must" be Trump.


So many people probably have you blocked that I wanted to make sure people saw your idiocy concerning the simple fact that Puerto Rico is a FARKING ISLAND!  Even if the government there was as prepared as they could be, the island was almost wiped off the map by Maria.  The same cannot be said for FL and TX, which 1) weren't hit nearly as bad, and 2) are easily accessible.  PR was always going to need our help.

That's where Trump comes in.  And that's where Trump... didn't come in soon enough or with nearly enough resources.  Because Fark you PR and all your imagined brown people.
 
2017-10-02 06:51:10 AM  

Langdon_777: I have no idea what is going on, but this smells of racism.


not really.  In my experience of working on the island, Puerto Ricans have a pronounced distrust of other Puerto Ricans.  What he's saying  is NOT an uncommon sentiment amongst the population there from what, i admit, were some relatively brief but information tenures.
 
2017-10-02 06:57:34 AM  

bhcompy: Ignoring the current situation, PR is very much a product of its own problems.  They vote down statehood, but they want to stay under US protection.  My experience with PR through work is that they'd be in a similar situation as Haiti if they were independent, so I guess the current situation is better.  They have enough population to warrant statehood and proximity to boot(unlike Guam and the CNMI).  CNMI is actually a decent comparison, though CNMI is definitely better off than PR


Uh, check again.  The last two votes have had the majority of voters supporting statehood.
 
2017-10-02 06:59:05 AM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Searching for Dr. Livingstone, I presume.


/ftfm
 
2017-10-02 07:04:49 AM  

SurfaceTension: The governor Ricardo Rossello has little experience. He's 36 and never really held a job and never dealt with a budget. His entire administration is totally inexperienced and they have no clue how to handle a crisis of this magnitude.



Gee, sounds familiar.
 
2017-10-02 07:05:13 AM  

Jacobite_55: bhcompy: Ignoring the current situation, PR is very much a product of its own problems.  They vote down statehood, but they want to stay under US protection.  My experience with PR through work is that they'd be in a similar situation as Haiti if they were independent, so I guess the current situation is better.  They have enough population to warrant statehood and proximity to boot(unlike Guam and the CNMI).  CNMI is actually a decent comparison, though CNMI is definitely better off than PR

Uh, check again.  The last two votes have had the majority of voters supporting statehood.


Came to say this.
 
2017-10-02 07:10:27 AM  
It couldn't be Trump's fault. fault.  His love of brown Democrats is well documented.
 
2017-10-02 07:20:41 AM  

lordluzr: Langdon_777: I have no idea what is going on, but this smells of racism.

not really.  In my experience of working on the island, Puerto Ricans have a pronounced distrust of other Puerto Ricans.  What he's saying  is NOT an uncommon sentiment amongst the population there from what, i admit, were some relatively brief but information tenures.


What, that a guy selling professional services to mainland-based industrial groups that take advantage of Congress removing PR taxation powers ... needs to cozy up to mainland interests? THAT is what this sounds like.
 
2017-10-02 07:21:46 AM  
PR:  Hey, we really need help!
45 Admin:  Well, it's your own fault!
Republicans:  Yeah, it's your own fault.
 
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