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2017-09-26 01:04:03 AM  
It's like North Korea in there!
 
2017-09-26 02:12:40 AM  
Damn.
 
2017-09-26 07:30:22 AM  
Doesn't look like the VI are doing much better.
 
2017-09-26 07:34:55 AM  

self_medicated: Doesn't look like the VI are doing much better.


Yeah, St.Croix, St. John and Virgin Gorda are just gone. Vieques, too.
 
2017-09-26 07:36:06 AM  
Tropical zones gonna get all tropical once in a while. It's the price they pay for the rest of the time when it's paradise.
 
2017-09-26 07:36:28 AM  

self_medicated: Doesn't look like the VI are doing much better.


I have a friend who has a business in MD and one in St. Thomas, VI. After Irma hit there was no power anywhere, poles were down, people were driving across wires to get in lines for gas and food. His flight out was scheduled for last Wednesday, but it was canceled due to Maria. He was living on ramen noodles and canned tuna. Have not heard from him since.
 
2017-09-26 07:38:17 AM  
Where's the second picture?
 
2017-09-26 07:41:02 AM  
Somebody had better take care of them, before all these immigrants flee to the United States.
 
2017-09-26 07:44:03 AM  
Three big hurricanes in quick succession is going to stretch FEMA to the limit. Still, there's no excuse for how it's being mishandled.
 
2017-09-26 07:44:43 AM  
Please let's stop linking to "Twitter".  The page rarely ever loads properly on the first try, throwing up various fake and false error messages.  Usually it's about system load butbtoday it said the view was " unauthorized", and yet upon a refresh worked fine.  It's not a well behaved web site.
 
2017-09-26 07:46:01 AM  
Jeez, won't you guys please think about how this is affecting the bankers?
 
2017-09-26 07:46:07 AM  

Kouta: Three big hurricanes in quick succession is going to stretch FEMA to the limit. Still, there's no excuse for how it's being mishandled.


I've read that elsewhere but it makes no sense.  That's what the @#+%-@&@ US Treasury is for.
 
2017-09-26 07:46:35 AM  
This is Trump's North Korea!
 
2017-09-26 07:47:44 AM  

stirfrybry: Tropical zones gonna get all tropical once in a while. It's the price they pay for the rest of the time when it's paradise.


Sadly, I bet you Barbuda wishes they were a colony right now and PR wishes that Trump gave a fark about them
 
2017-09-26 07:47:55 AM  
Map of our economy after trump
 
2017-09-26 07:48:46 AM  

davidphogan: It's like North Korea in there!


North Koreans have a better command of the Spanish language.
 
2017-09-26 07:50:13 AM  

ChrisDe: Somebody had better take care of them, before all these immigrants flee to the United States.


They're not immigrants. They're US citizens.

/apologies if that was sarc
 
2017-09-26 07:55:36 AM  

Smoking GNU: ChrisDe: Somebody had better take care of them, before all these immigrants flee to the United States.

They're not immigrants. They're US citizens.

/apologies if that was sarc


I was going to give you a "Whooosh!" on that one.
 
2017-09-26 07:59:07 AM  
 
2017-09-26 08:05:36 AM  

Kouta: Three big hurricanes in quick succession is going to stretch FEMA to the limit. Still, there's no excuse for how it's being mishandled.


I don't really think it's being mishandled all that much. They just got the San Juan port open this weekend as well as the runways cleared at 5 airports.  In a previous thread a pilot who actually flew into San Juan said the airport can only handle 4 flights per hour because the airport is without power.

You can't magically fix this stuff. Once they get power to the critical bits and the roads cleared it will start going a lot faster.
 
2017-09-26 08:07:02 AM  

invictus2: Link
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Well, I wonder what "dealt with" means?

If he was PR, Wall Street would never get paid.

/not that I think they'll ever get paid
//PR is exactly like Greece
 
2017-09-26 08:07:18 AM  

ColonelCathcart: stirfrybry: Tropical zones gonna get all tropical once in a while. It's the price they pay for the rest of the time when it's paradise.

Sadly, I bet you Barbuda wishes they were a colony right now and PR wishes that Trump gave a fark about them


Dominica is in the same boat as Barbuda, but they have a much larger population. At least Barbuda still has Antigua.
 
2017-09-26 08:12:26 AM  
# of people who are saying this is being "mishandled" who are helping = 0
 
2017-09-26 08:14:03 AM  

stirfrybry: Tropical zones gonna get all tropical once in a while. It's the price they pay for the rest of the time when it's paradise.


So they should shut up and stop complaining about it, amirite?
 
2017-09-26 08:19:53 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: stirfrybry: Tropical zones gonna get all tropical once in a while. It's the price they pay for the rest of the time when it's paradise.

So they should shut up and stop complaining about it, amirite?


Maybe they should save some money, and have a "rainy day" fund instead of being balls deep in debt...

/amirite
 
2017-09-26 08:24:00 AM  
Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.
 
2017-09-26 08:27:14 AM  

ColonelCathcart: stirfrybry: Tropical zones gonna get all tropical once in a while. It's the price they pay for the rest of the time when it's paradise.

Sadly, I bet you Barbuda wishes they were a colony right now and PR wishes that Trump gave a fark about them


When Two Scoops hears "Puerto Rican," all he thinks of is that other group of people he wouldn't rent an apartment to. Unless they played for the Yankees.
 
2017-09-26 08:29:20 AM  
"Porta what?" -- D2S
 
2017-09-26 08:29:56 AM  
Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.
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2017-09-26 08:35:54 AM  

cybrwzrd: Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.


Calm your tits and tell me where the people worried about Puerto Rico touched you.
 
2017-09-26 08:42:48 AM  

Kouta: Three big hurricanes in quick succession is going to stretch FEMA to the limit. Still, there's no excuse for how it's being mishandled.


How is it being mishandled?

Consider WWII. It took 3-5 months to reopen a damaged port to useful shipping. The Allies had to conduct a second landing in southern France (Dragoon) to supply to the push on Germany because Normandy couldn't maintain the supply line adequately. In this example, manpower and money was not an obstacle, but it still took a large amount of time. You need to rebuild the infrastructure, nearly from scratch.
 
2017-09-26 08:44:29 AM  
Resident Commissioner Gonzalez claimed Maria had set back development on the island 20 or 30 years.

I want to see satellite images of PR at night circa 1987. Even money says they're brighter than post-Maria.
 
2017-09-26 08:45:14 AM  
Twitter blocked at work.  Can someone help a guy out?

/Thanks in advance.
 
2017-09-26 08:46:03 AM  
That chick is hot.
 
2017-09-26 08:50:41 AM  
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2017-09-26 08:52:18 AM  

JulieAzel626: cybrwzrd: Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.

Calm your tits and tell me where the people worried about Puerto Rico touched you.


So pointing out the hypocrisy and faux rage means he was molested by someone?  Do you even have a point?  The guy is 100% right with his post.
 
2017-09-26 08:52:33 AM  
I await the wise and learned commentary that will tell us that a state-owned utility company's resilience budget going into slush funds for 50 years means THIS IS TRUMP'S KATRINA.
 
2017-09-26 08:53:11 AM  

davidphogan: It's like North Korea in there!


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Nah, PR still has more lights.

Giant hurricaines- not quite as bad as decades of communism.
 
2017-09-26 08:56:29 AM  

This text is now purple: Kouta: Three big hurricanes in quick succession is going to stretch FEMA to the limit. Still, there's no excuse for how it's being mishandled.

How is it being mishandled?

Consider WWII. It took 3-5 months to reopen a damaged port to useful shipping. The Allies had to conduct a second landing in southern France (Dragoon) to supply to the push on Germany because Normandy couldn't maintain the supply line adequately. In this example, manpower and money was not an obstacle, but it still took a large amount of time. You need to rebuild the infrastructure, nearly from scratch.


FEMA (and others) might be handling things about as well as can be expected. It's the BS coming out of DC that's sending the complete wrong message.
 
2017-09-26 09:00:30 AM  
Yeah ok, but what's Trump beef with the NFL or NBA today?
 
2017-09-26 09:02:04 AM  

MikeyFuccon: Resident Commissioner Gonzalez claimed Maria had set back development on the island 20 or 30 years.

I want to see satellite images of PR at night circa 1987. Even money says they're brighter than post-Maria.


I poked around a bit and this was the best I could find, I think it might be from around 1989-1990, but it's hard to be picky. Super low resolution but you can clearly pick out PR in this picture.

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Source
 
2017-09-26 09:06:07 AM  
But boy howdy it's important to get into a 140 character battle with sports teams and waste days and days
trying to repeal the same bill over and over and over because the former president was a N*GONG*...
Meanwhile..In Puerto RIco, People need assistance.OH that's right, most of them are brown too,
so they don't matter either...
 
2017-09-26 09:07:08 AM  
Correction, the photo was compiled from images from 1974-1984, so it's a rough comparison to what it looked like 30 years ago. So yeah, it's bad.

As a bonus the paper references a climate change manuscript from 1980.

/Let that sink in for a bit...
 
2017-09-26 09:09:20 AM  

Kouta: How is it being mishandled?

Consider WWII. It took 3-5 months to reopen a damaged port to useful shipping.

FEMA (and others) might be handling things about as well as can be expected. It's the BS coming out of DC that's sending the complete wrong message.


This. Byron Long, former head of Alabama's emergency management agency, is one of the few Trump appointees hailed by both sides as eminently qualified. The grownups are on the job.

And yet...this is the commander in chief of the armed forces of the United States? Where would his people be if the US was fighting a human enemy capable of attacking the US mainland?

Actually, this is worse, in a way. Human enemies capable of destroying entire cities or states in one night could be sued for an armistice. Hurricanes can't.
 
2017-09-26 09:10:09 AM  

skylabdown: JulieAzel626: cybrwzrd: Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.

Calm your tits and tell me where the people worried about Puerto Rico touched you.

So pointing out the hypocrisy and faux rage means he was molested by someone?  Do you even have a point?  The guy is 100% right with his post.


The alts are arguing with me.
 
2017-09-26 09:26:58 AM  

JulieAzel626: cybrwzrd: Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.

Calm your tits and tell me where the people worried about Puerto Rico touched you.


Making this about D2S like every liberal troll wants to do is the equivalent of the old "Thanks Obama" memes. He can get in twitter wars with sportball teams , and still have FEMA and the military manage relief efforts. Kind of like how we call can work and make snarky comments on Fark all day.

The power grid there is toast. They likely need to run new lines over the entire island. PREPA (Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority) was already bankrupt before the storm hit, without huge stores of needed equipment (Poles, wire, etc) or enough linemen to go out and even start recovery operations. From what I know from people in the industry, there is already a shortage of these items due to the recent storm damage in Texas and Florida.

The ports and airport are functioning now, albeit in a limited manner. Supplies for the most part have to come from the mainland, on ships that still take 2 days to cross the ocean, or on extremely limited airplane cargo space.

It's going to take time to recover. They will be without power for months. The US government is going to have to bail them out of billions of dollars of debt due to their own inept governance so that they can recover.
 
2017-09-26 09:31:41 AM  

cybrwzrd: JulieAzel626: cybrwzrd: Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.

Calm your tits and tell me where the people worried about Puerto Rico touched you.

Making this about D2S like every liberal troll wants to do is the equivalent of the old "Thanks Obama" memes. He can get in twitter wars with sportball teams , and still have FEMA and the military manage relief efforts. Kind of like how we call can work and make snarky comments on Fark all day.

The power grid there is toast. They likely need to run new lines over the entire island. PREPA (Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority) was already bankrupt before the storm hit, without huge stores of needed equipment (Poles, wire, etc) or enough linemen to go out and even start recovery operations. From what I know from people in the industry, there is already a shortage of these items due to the recent storm damage in Texas and Florida.

The ports and airport are functioning now, albeit in a limited manner. Supplies for the most part have to come from the mainland, on ships that still take 2 days to cross the ocean, or on extremely limited airplane cargo space.

It's going to take time to recover. They will be without power for months. The US government is going to have to bail them out of billions of dollars of debt due to their own inept governance so that they can recover.


Funny how that whole thing sounds like it's blaming Puerto Rico for a hurricane.
 
2017-09-26 09:35:45 AM  
cybrwzrd:
Making this about D2S like every liberal troll wants to do is the equivalent of the old "Thanks Obama" memes. He can get in twitter wars with sportball teams , and still have FEMA and the military manage relief efforts. Kind of like how we call can work and make snarky comments on Fark all day.

In principle, yes, and no, Trump isn't actually responsible for the hurricanes.

But the optics alone are awful. Imagine if one of your firm's factories was destroyed in an accident and several employees were killed or injured. Would that be the time for your eccentric CEO to pick fights with the local sports team on Twitter?
 
2017-09-26 09:36:17 AM  
Statehood would at least make it really, really hard for Congress and the President to ignore them while they try to screw us over healthcare or tweet about the NFL.
 
2017-09-26 09:40:27 AM  

cybrwzrd: JulieAzel626: cybrwzrd: Anything less than 100% recovery by now is just indicative of Trump's racism. PR should have been completely rebuilt by now (I mean, its already been 6 days), and anything less than that is oppression. Why they didn't have massive stores of power line equipment and have thousands of linemen available to restore power as soon as the winds were gone, and all the heavy equipment and gasoline waiting in port before the storm is nothing more than abject failure of Trump's leadership.

Calm your tits and tell me where the people worried about Puerto Rico touched you.

Making this about D2S like every liberal troll wants to do is the equivalent of the old "Thanks Obama" memes. He can get in twitter wars with sportball teams , and still have FEMA and the military manage relief efforts. Kind of like how we call can work and make snarky comments on Fark all day.

The power grid there is toast. They likely need to run new lines over the entire island. PREPA (Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority) was already bankrupt before the storm hit, without huge stores of needed equipment (Poles, wire, etc) or enough linemen to go out and even start recovery operations. From what I know from people in the industry, there is already a shortage of these items due to the recent storm damage in Texas and Florida.

The ports and airport are functioning now, albeit in a limited manner. Supplies for the most part have to come from the mainland, on ships that still take 2 days to cross the ocean, or on extremely limited airplane cargo space.

It's going to take time to recover. They will be without power for months. The US government is going to have to bail them out of billions of dollars of debt due to their own inept governance so that they can recover.


You also need to clear fallen trees and rebuild roads swept away by the flash floods before you can plant new poles and hook up new lines.
 
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