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    An earlier study placed the death toll in Puerto Rico much higher, at 4,645




    Even Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler got in on the act and said that going by Harvard’s methodology, “the actual excess death count could be as low as 793 and as high as 8,498.”

    As Twitchy reported, researchers took one number — 15 deaths identified from a survey of 3,299 households — and extrapolated that to come up with 4,645 deaths across the island. That’s pretty sketchy. But that was enough for Sally Kohn to claim more than 5,000 had died.

    NBC News has been tweeting about Trump’s tweets today and finds that George Washington University, which was commissioned by Puerto Rico to come up with a death toll, is standing by its research and its death toll of 2,975.












    https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2018...igher-at-4645/

    ... all fantasy and supposition - estimated, the 'risk of'
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    So using the same statistical analysis method used for Hurricane Maria, what is the expected death toll from Hurricane Florence? The current number is what... 37?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stgislander View Post
    So using the same statistical analysis method used for Hurricane Maria, what is the expected death toll from Hurricane Florence? The current number is what... 37?
    About 400 million..give or take a few million.
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    100 killed by the storm. 2900 killed by their inept provincial government.

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    Deaths from Katrina - 1,833.
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    Quote Originally Posted by officeguy View Post
    100 killed by the storm. 2900 killed by their inept provincial government.
    I've mentioned this before. I work with a guy who was born and raised in PR. His family still lives there. I talked to him a few days ago about what's going on there. I asked him if he blames Trump for the lack of response. He said 'absolutely not'. I asked if he blames Obama. No. He said what's going on in PR is decades of neglect to their infrastructure and corrupt government. Most of the people that died and are dying are people with medical conditions and elderly that need medical care and can't get it because the hospitals and medical facilities just aren't there. They were never built to handle such disasters. Electrical grids and water systems... same thing. Rather than focus their efforts on infrastructure, the government would rather spend tax dollars on parks and golf courses and such.

    This is no fault of any president or anything this country's government is doing. The corruption in PR has been going on for decades, and they will continue to have these problems, and high death tolls, until the people of PR do something about their corruption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsyOps View Post
    This is no fault of any president or anything this country's government is doing. The corruption in PR has been going on for decades, and they will continue to have these problems, and high death tolls, until the people of PR do something about their corruption.
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    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
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    If they are losing so many people there they must have a shortage. Maybe New York could send them some of their Peurto Ricans to replace them.

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    So basically anyone who died during or anytime after the hurricane, up to and including today, are counted as victims of the hurricane because Trump hates brown people?
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