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    Posted: Sep 27 2017 at 10:45pm
Finally, Don has taken time away from the NFL to tweet about Puerto Rico, even though it is almost a week late. CNN describes apocalyptic destruction there. However, Don is concerned about the incredible debt they owe to Wall Street and the banks. According to Don, their crumbling infrastructure and their massive debt is out of control. This sounds uncomfortably like the condition of our mainland U.S. states... Puerto Rican's are our fellow American citizens, and let us not forget the U.S. Virgin Islands. We have a moral obligation and responsibility to do what should be natural for them and treat them as we would the mainland states.
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His tweets on Puerto Rico--like many of his tweets-- were inappropriate. His twitter thumbs are far more developed than his sense of decorum.
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Even MSNBC was forced to confirm that lifesaving supplies, some from the U.S., can't reach their intended destinations because Puerto Rico's leadership is having a difficult time wrangling their own disaster aid. Shipping company Crowley told local media that 9,500 containers of food, water, medicine, clothing and other supplies are sitting at the dock, but they've only been able to dispatch about 4% of the 3,000 shipping containers to which Mayor Crowley has access.

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The response to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria has been outstanding. Getting relief to an Island is far more difficult than getting relief from Dallas to Houston or Georgia to Florida. The problem is the President's inappropriate tweets that SEEMED to blame Puerto Rico's government debt for the entire resulting problems of a massive hurricane.
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I disagree. The mainland response has not been outstanding. We have the tools available to us from our cutting edge military. The island is 100 x 35 miles. We have military equipment very capable of delivering much needed supplies to the most outreach areas of this small island.
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Yes, the island itself is 100x35 miles, but not to get there by highway. It is not like driving down 300 miles from Dallas in 6 hours with a caravan of trucks, (with supplies, food and water) and pickups towing boats for water rescue. Or the similar efforts in Florida. We are talking 1000 sea miles. Bill Jones and his neighbors can't drive food and water to Puerto Rico. And once the ships reach the island, they have to download to trucks that can hardly be driven 10 miles from Port because of impassable roads and unavailable drivers who are helping their own families. The devastation to the infrastructure of Puerto Rico ( roads, power, communication, etc) will take many many months to restore. Only God can work miracles.

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So that you understand, I am not condoning or absolving the President's inappropriate remarks. I AM saying that the MILITARY and FEMA response was outstanding.
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Last I heard (10/3 pm) the USS Comfort (a fully equipped naval hospital ship) had 2 patients. With the capability to sail to other Island ports and with helicoptors for emergent transport.
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The Military as of several days ago had 10,000 troops on the Island of Puerto Rico. I would call that excellent response!
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Originally posted by basser basser wrote:

I disagree. The mainland response has not been outstanding. We have the tools available to us from our cutting edge military. The island is 100 x 35 miles. We have military equipment very capable of delivering much needed supplies to the most outreach areas of this small island.

Correct and they even have National Guard units on the island.........get to work
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