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2017-10-03 12:20:18 PM  
They're just waiting for the appropriate time.
 
2017-10-03 12:28:17 PM  
Wtf is wrong with  your country. They're American citizens you knobs not some foreign country.
 
2017-10-03 12:30:36 PM  
It's Katrina all over again.
 
2017-10-03 12:35:32 PM  

sithon: Wtf is wrong with  your country. They're American citizens you knobs not some foreign country.


You know that. I know that. The majority of deplorables don't.
 
2017-10-03 12:44:05 PM  
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Death count's not high enough yet, apparently.
 
2017-10-03 12:45:52 PM  

markie_farkie: It's Katrina all over again.


No, Katrina was a "real catastrophe".

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2017-10-03 12:54:31 PM  
God damn.
 
2017-10-03 12:54:34 PM  
Maybe if the Governor of Puerto Rico changed the name of the island to Trumplandia he may
approve enough money to rebuild it properly!
 
2017-10-03 01:21:44 PM  
President Trump could speed up the process if he cared to.

And there it is.
 
2017-10-03 01:23:05 PM  

sithon: Wtf is wrong with  your country. They're American citizens you knobs not some foreign country.


If you didn't read TFA, read my previous comment, with a quote from the article.
 
2017-10-03 01:48:28 PM  
Because reasons....

\brown people
 
2017-10-03 02:13:50 PM  
And Trump is currently walking through one of the wealthiest neighborhoods on the island to make sure the rich folk are OK.
 
2017-10-03 02:15:05 PM  
well they did screw up the budget
 
2017-10-03 02:16:30 PM  
FEMA and a lot of other management has shiat the bed over PR. For instance FEMA wants people to fill out a form online for assistance. When PR has no power, much less internet connections.

I've been debating doing a food drive for PR. I don't have much money and am too far to volunteer, but I want to help. One charity I stumbled across is the American Black Cross, who are working in Houston and have people on the ground in PR and the Virgin Islands; they set up an A mazon Wishlist of things relief workers are specifically requesting. If you have Amazon Prime, free 2-day shipping to their Texas office and free S&H is pretty useful.
 
2017-10-03 02:18:41 PM  

lindalouwho: President Trump could speed up the process if he cared to.

And there it is.


Puerto Rico has some bad hombres. Nasty women too.

If there wasn't a huge ocean with water, lots of water, a wall might be necessary.
 
2017-10-03 02:18:58 PM  
A spokesperson for FEMA in Puerto Rico told Vox that the commonwealth just submitted the paperwork Tuesday morning, but didn't say how soon the aid might be authorized.

Holy shiat.. has the government of PR just been sitting on their hands for 2 friggin weeks?
 
2017-10-03 02:19:04 PM  

sithon: Wtf is wrong with  your country. They're American citizens you knobs not some foreign country.


Dude, I can't even begin to tell you how farked up we are.  Sorry about lying about the long term promises of America.  Do better than us.
 
2017-10-03 02:20:05 PM  
Disaster crapitalism, folks. Vultures are circling.
 
2017-10-03 02:20:23 PM  
Rich people in Texas come first. AMERICA FIRST!
 
2017-10-03 02:21:47 PM  

dwrash: A spokesperson for FEMA in Puerto Rico told Vox that the commonwealth just submitted the paperwork Tuesday morning, but didn't say how soon the aid might be authorized.

Holy shiat.. has the government of PR just been sitting on their hands for 2 friggin weeks?


It's almost as if there are things that get in the way of filling out tons of forms and other red tape.
 
2017-10-03 02:23:49 PM  

TheDreadChefRoberts: Maybe if the Governor of Puerto Rico changed the name of the island to Trumplandia he may
approve enough money to rebuild it properly!


Or how about "Port of Rick?" That sounds pretty white.
 
2017-10-03 02:24:26 PM  
A spokesperson for FEMA in Puerto Rico told Vox that the commonwealth just submitted the paperwork Tuesday morning, but didn't say how soon the aid might be authorized.

I don't mean to be a dick, here, but which farking Tuesday?
 
2017-10-03 02:24:45 PM  
Now is not the time to discuss disaster help authorizations.

/am I doing it right?
 
2017-10-03 02:24:58 PM  

Lackofname: dwrash: A spokesperson for FEMA in Puerto Rico told Vox that the commonwealth just submitted the paperwork Tuesday morning, but didn't say how soon the aid might be authorized.

Holy shiat.. has the government of PR just been sitting on their hands for 2 friggin weeks?

It's almost as if there are things that get in the way of filling out tons of forms and other red tape.


There are tons of people that fled to the mainland that could have been vested with the authority to fill out the paperwork for this.
 
2017-10-03 02:25:19 PM  
This seems to be about rebuilding the infrastructure. It was a mess before the hurricane even hit, as demonstrated by the farked up power lines and more. Committing to fixing what is the product of decades of neglect because of a messed up economy should be approached with caution. Yes, immediate help is needed but rebuilding everything ... eh.
 
2017-10-03 02:25:33 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: A spokesperson for FEMA in Puerto Rico told Vox that the commonwealth just submitted the paperwork Tuesday morning, but didn't say how soon the aid might be authorized.

I don't mean to be a dick, here, but which farking Tuesday?


The one after the next.
 
2017-10-03 02:25:56 PM  

hubcity: Now is not the time to discuss disaster help authorizations.

/am I doing it right?


Unfortunately, yes.
 
2017-10-03 02:25:57 PM  
That's because it wasn't a "real catastrophe"
 
2017-10-03 02:26:51 PM  

dwrash: Lackofname: dwrash: A spokesperson for FEMA in Puerto Rico told Vox that the commonwealth just submitted the paperwork Tuesday morning, but didn't say how soon the aid might be authorized.

Holy shiat.. has the government of PR just been sitting on their hands for 2 friggin weeks?

It's almost as if there are things that get in the way of filling out tons of forms and other red tape.

There are tons of people that fled to the mainland that could have been vested with the authority to fill out the paperwork for this.


And then again, a good governor would have had this paperwork filled out BEFORE the hurricane even hit... just in case.... you know, kind of like how they should have hurricaine proof bunkers down there to store equipment and supplies in order to get themselves back on their feet when they get hit with hurricaines.

Planning.... if you live in a danger zone... plan and prepare.
 
2017-10-03 02:27:18 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: A spokesperson for FEMA in Puerto Rico told Vox that the commonwealth just submitted the paperwork Tuesday morning, but didn't say how soon the aid might be authorized.

I don't mean to be a dick, here, but which farking Tuesday?


Tuesday, April 8, 1664. FEMA rejected it on the grounds that they didn't even exist yet.
 
2017-10-03 02:27:27 PM  
Let's face it: America treats Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoans as second-class citizens not worthy of voting, government representation or assistance of any kind.  It's pretty farked up and has been this way for a long time.
 
2017-10-03 02:27:38 PM  

markie_farkie: It's Katrina all over again.


Worse. Bush probably did care (in an "this is America" sense) but the idiot he put in charge of FEMA was incompetent. You don't see that with Two Scoops.  He only cares about bullying the mayor, along with everyone else, to cover his ineptitude. There's nothing "this is America" about it, it's all about him.
 
2017-10-03 02:29:05 PM  

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 850x466]

Death count's not high enough yet, apparently.


This can't be real......
 
2017-10-03 02:29:21 PM  
This guy was supposed to be reputable within the emergency management community, but I guess we see why he was chosen by Trump.  Incompetent, probably racist, and a huge case of foot in mouth and no basic empathy.
 
2017-10-03 02:29:58 PM  

BeesNuts: sithon: Wtf is wrong with  your country. They're American citizens you knobs not some foreign country.

Dude, I can't even begin to tell you how farked up we are.  Sorry about lying about the long term promises of America.  Do better than us.


We wanted to be an example to the world. We are becoming one.
 
2017-10-03 02:30:20 PM  

dwrash: Lackofname: dwrash: A spokesperson for FEMA in Puerto Rico told Vox that the commonwealth just submitted the paperwork Tuesday morning, but didn't say how soon the aid might be authorized.

Holy shiat.. has the government of PR just been sitting on their hands for 2 friggin weeks?

It's almost as if there are things that get in the way of filling out tons of forms and other red tape.

There are tons of people that fled to the mainland that could have been vested with the authority to fill out the paperwork for this.


Let me give you an example.

The command center for the relief effort, an air conditioned convention center in San Juan, said that any mayor who wanted aid for their town needed to travel to San Juan in person and fill out the forms. Some of those towns are up to a three hour drive, using gas on an island where they can't find fuel for generators. And the Mayors need to show up in person, like there's nothing better for them to be doing.
 
2017-10-03 02:31:35 PM  

berylman: Let's face it: America treats Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoans as second-class citizens not worthy of voting, government representation or assistance of any kind.  It's pretty farked up and has been this way for a long time.


Puerto Rico gets about $25 billion in aid each year from the U.S. As a bonus, they pay no federal income taxes.
 
2017-10-03 02:31:41 PM  

cretinbob: well they did screw up the budget


That's the only potential silver lining of Maria.  Hopefully it keeps a wall from being built.
 
2017-10-03 02:31:51 PM  

Jiggatron69: FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 850x466]

Death count's not high enough yet, apparently.

This can't be real......


Go find the video.  Have a bottle handy.
 
2017-10-03 02:32:57 PM  
Fake Disaster, Sad! Oh Jesus our president is a loathsome clown.
 
2017-10-03 02:33:01 PM  
Shhh.

Can you hear the sounds of angry white people chuckling? How those sounds drown out millions of Americans' cries for help wafting over that yuuuge ocean?

I know I can.
 
2017-10-03 02:33:13 PM  

dwrash: Lackofname: dwrash: A spokesperson for FEMA in Puerto Rico told Vox that the commonwealth just submitted the paperwork Tuesday morning, but didn't say how soon the aid might be authorized.

Holy shiat.. has the government of PR just been sitting on their hands for 2 friggin weeks?

It's almost as if there are things that get in the way of filling out tons of forms and other red tape.

There are tons of people that fled to the mainland that could have been vested with the authority to fill out the paperwork for this.


You think random refugees can fill out official paperwork for the territory? Surely even you aren't that incredibly stupid
 
2017-10-03 02:33:16 PM  

Jiggatron69: FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 850x466]

Death count's not high enough yet, apparently.

This can't be real......


O'RLY?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/us/puerto-rico-trump-hurricane.htm​l
 
2017-10-03 02:33:18 PM  

Cletus C.: This seems to be about rebuilding the infrastructure. It was a mess before the hurricane even hit, as demonstrated by the farked up power lines and more. Committing to fixing what is the product of decades of neglect because of a messed up economy should be approached with caution. Yes, immediate help is needed but rebuilding everything ... eh.


The power lines were farked up because PR got hit by Hurricane Irma a week or two before Maria.

JFC.

But okay, let's take that whole "it's PR's fault because they didn't prepare". PR is hundreds of millions of dollars in debt. So, where were they supposed to get the money to fix the infrastructure when they don't have any money to run the country?
 
2017-10-03 02:33:57 PM  

Cletus C.: berylman: Let's face it: America treats Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoans as second-class citizens not worthy of voting, government representation or assistance of any kind.  It's pretty farked up and has been this way for a long time.

Puerto Rico gets about $25 billion in aid each year from the U.S. As a bonus, they pay no federal income taxes.


And they have turned down a statehood referendum 4 times... its almost as if they don't want to be part of America and are just hanging on for social security and benefits.  And all of a sudden they now need us and are making a big stink about it.
 
2017-10-03 02:34:08 PM  
I don't know why these mexicans immediately expect us to help them. Why don't they ask their own government for help?
 
2017-10-03 02:34:53 PM  
The fact that Trump actually said it wasn't a "real disaster, like Katrina" has my blood boiling more than he normally does.

All you protest voters, and all you Stigginit voters... fark you with a rusty cactus.

Trump, you can take a long walk off of a short pier, and find all of that big, blue water. Asshole.

Project management 101 has this crazy thing called Schedule Crashing. You can run multiple tasks in parallel, and accept the risk and proceed without paperwork. You know, so if people are in dire emergency, they can get help before they start keeling over. We knew disease would outbreak. That happens with catastrophes. But we can mitigate that risk.

GAH.
 
2017-10-03 02:35:09 PM  

Lackofname: Cletus C.: This seems to be about rebuilding the infrastructure. It was a mess before the hurricane even hit, as demonstrated by the farked up power lines and more. Committing to fixing what is the product of decades of neglect because of a messed up economy should be approached with caution. Yes, immediate help is needed but rebuilding everything ... eh.

The power lines were farked up because PR got hit by Hurricane Irma a week or two before Maria.

JFC.

But okay, let's take that whole "it's PR's fault because they didn't prepare". PR is hundreds of millions of dollars in debt. So, where were they supposed to get the money to fix the infrastructure when they don't have any money to run the country?


Maybe they should have gotten a loan from Russia.
 
2017-10-03 02:35:27 PM  

Cletus C.: berylman: Let's face it: America treats Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoans as second-class citizens not worthy of voting, government representation or assistance of any kind.  It's pretty farked up and has been this way for a long time.

Puerto Rico gets about $25 billion in aid each year from the U.S. As a bonus, they pay no federal income taxes.

 Wiki says they put about $4B annually into the federal coffers.  So even assuming your 25:4 ratio is correct, wouldn't that put them on par with most red states not named Texas?
 
2017-10-03 02:35:30 PM  

Streetwise Hercules: TheDreadChefRoberts: Maybe if the Governor of Puerto Rico changed the name of the island to Trumplandia he may
approve enough money to rebuild it properly!

Or how about "Port of Rick?" That sounds pretty white.


St. John, Ricksport, US. Where the local government of the American island sits.
 
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