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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    Ah - Trump won't help Puerto Rico. I guess all that assistance pouring in must be from our foreign allies who do so much for us when we need help.
    You obviously didn't read the article since that is exactly what we are talking about.

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    What part of this couldn't you comprehend?

    But DHS said Tuesday that waiving the act for Puerto Rico would not help the U.S. island territory due to damaged ports preventing ships from docking.

    Trump has in fact sent help for Puerto Rico and it's been well documented.

    Can you not read?

    Since when is our Military and Fema and that of foreign countries not as sophisticated as the cruise ship industry which manages to dock off shore and move thousands of people by tender and other small boats into ports.

    Don't you think if the port is damaged that waiving the act and letting foreign vessels do the same thing while people are hungry and thirsty in the streets with no power might be the humanitarian thing to do? And why waive it for Texas and florida and not Puerto Rico? You are the paranoid one I'm sure you can come up with some theories.

  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    You obviously didn't read the article since that is exactly what we are talking about.
    Ahh..so those are foreign navy vessels and sailors/marines assisting with disaster relief in Puerto Rico?
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  4. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    Trump
    Won’t lift the Jones Act for PR yet does so for Texas and Florida. Blames it on port capacity which is always the most important factor in a humanitarian crisis. Sarcasm.


    In case you need more proof you voted for a racist

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administ...to-rico-relief
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    Since when is our Military and Fema and that of foreign countries not as sophisticated as the cruise ship industry which manages to dock off shore and move thousands of people by tender and other small boats into ports.
    Um, what do you think they're doing, fool? Or didn't your handlers tell you that part?
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  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    Ahh..so those are foreign navy vessels and sailors/marines assisting with disaster relief in Puerto Rico?
    No they are not because Trump won't allow them to come to the aid of poor brown people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    No they are not because Trump won't allow them to come to the aid of poor brown people.

    losing again, play the race card .....
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  8. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    losing again, play the race card .....
    What other difference is there between PR VS Florida and Texas?

  9. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    What other difference is there between PR VS Florida and Texas?
    You mean other than the fact that both FL and TX have very large Hispanic and Latino communities? You mean other than Puerto Rico has been governed by corrupt politicians and most of the folks there are dirt poor? You mean other than the fact that virtually the entire island is a mangled mess and you don't just jump in without first getting a good assessment of the damage? You mean aside from the fact that they are a tiny island detached from the country?

    Why does everything have to boil down race for you people? When a building collapses on top of a bunch of people, you don't just jump in the middle and start pulling people out. You have to methodically remove debris to avoid making things worse. That's what their dealing with in Puerto Rico.
    Last edited by PsyOps; 09-27-2017 at 02:27 PM.
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  10. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    What other difference is there between PR VS Florida and Texas?
    Airports and harbors damaged..on an island.

    Between the Coast Guard and the Navy, the U.S. has 16 ships involved in relief in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including the Amphibious Ready Group led by the amphibious assault ship Kearsarge, FEMA Director Long said at the White House Tuesday.

    The Kearsarge has Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, aboard. At least another 10 ships were on the way or preparing to debark to the area, Long said.

    At the direction of FEMA and local governors, U.S. Northern Command has overall responsibility for the military response in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, while U.S. Southern Command working through the State Department was focusing on the Caribbean's Leeward Islands.

    As repairs to air traffic control systems continue, NorthCom estimated that the traffic flow to airfields in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands will increase dramatically over the next 24 hours -- from 3-6 aircraft per hour to 10 per hour for a total of about 240 aircraft per day, the Defense Department said in a statement.
    http://www.military.com/daily-news/2...ffort-dun.html
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