Drumpf …. “🇵🇷 Denies nearly 3,000 Americans in Puerto Rico died in the aftermath of two back to back Hurricanes: Irma and María 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~September 15, 2018~~ 

Nearly 3,000 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

~HEADLINES~

On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma carved a merciless path of destruction through the Caribbean, killing at least 12 people, leaving thousands of others homeless and plunging more than 1 million residents of Puerto Rico into darkness.

Hurricane María the storm made landfall on September 20. María wreaked havoc on the island, causing a level of widespread destruction and disorganization paralleled by few storms in American history. Almost two weeks after the storm abated, most of the island’s residents still lack access to electricity and clean water.

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The aftermath of these hurricanes are well known to all Puerto Ricans.

The federal response, under the watch of Drumpf, was deficient, miserable and responsible for the deaths of 3,000+ Puerto Rican citizens.

The numbers have changed: 16, 64, 1,400, 2,975, 4,645 …

I believe that the real number will never be known.

I will never forget. I will never forgive!

HortyRex©

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“They did not die in the hurricane.

They died in pain, at home, of kidney failure unable to access the dialysis clinic for weeks.

They died, gasping for hours near the end, when the oxygen tank they needed to breathe gave out.

They died in the dark and the heat of unsanitary ICU units, of burns or gunshot wounds received before the hurricane that they almost certainly would have survived otherwise.

They died, burning up with fever, of leptospirosis from being in touch with flood waters during the effort to save their neighbors.

They died in fear and confusion after being forced to go off their regular medication.
They died of heat stroke.

They died of diseases of antiquity, in a crisis of neglect unworthy the greatest, wealthiest and most powerful nation in human history.

They died. But we lived. And we remember.”

~Eleazar David Melendez~

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Drumpf denied this reality as a hurricane barrels toward the Carolinas

“3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000.

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Earlier this month, the island’s governor formally raised the death toll from Hurricane Maria to an estimated 2,975 from 64 following a study conducted by researchers at The George Washington University.

CNN’s own reporting reflects similar numbers.

The university study accounted for Puerto Ricans who succumbed to the stifling heat and other aftereffects of the storm and had not been previously counted in official figures

“I think Puerto Rico was incredibly successful,” Drumpf said Tuesday in the Oval Office, noting that the island location is “tough” during a hurricane due to the inability to transport vital equipment and supplies by truck. “It was one of the best jobs that’s ever been done with respect to what this is all about.”

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/13/politics/trump-puerto-rico-death-toll/index.html

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IOTD …. “✊🏽 Image of the Day, Special Edition …. Power to the People ✊🏽 …. “!!

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POWER TO THE PEOPLE

Puerto Rico is a colony of the mighty, imperialistic US of A.

 The USA invaded the Island in 1898. It took over from the free authority of the people to impose their values and orders.

(Sounds familiar?)

In the process it used, abuse, stole, imposed views, subjugated individuals, incarcerated many and much more on the people of Puerto Rico.

The response generated after Hurricane María battered the Island shows the ‘heart‘ of the American governance.

It’s time for Puerto Rico to be on its own feet. It can’t be done overnight. It has to be a gradual process.

No one will come to save the Island.

The people will have to rise!

HortyRex©

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Wordless Wednesday …. “🇵🇷 In Memoriam …. One Pair Of Shoes, One Puerto Rican Life 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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IOTD …. “🇵🇷 Images of the Day, Special Edition …. Castillo San Felipe del Morro 🇵🇷 …. “!!


RedLineBLying on the northeastern-most point of the islet of Old San Juan, Castillo San Felipe del Morro is named in honor of King Philip II of Spain. The fortification, also referred to as el Morro or ‘the promontory,’ was designed to guard the entrance to the San Juan Bay, and defend the Spanish colonial port city of San Juan from seaborne enemies.

In 1983, the citadel was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in conjunction with the San Juan National Historic Site.

~Wikipedia~

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~~GARITA DEL DIABLO~~

The sentry boxes or “garitas” were used by the Spanish soldiers or guards to protect the city walls night and day. Some of these were located quite near to others but others were more distant and solitary.

At night the guards would occasionally shout a call to other guards in their boxes so as to check on their whereabouts and to keep from falling asleep.

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IOTD …. “🇵🇷 Images of the Day, Special Edition …. ‘Mi Bandera, My Flag …. Around the Island, #26 …. 🇵🇷 …. “!!

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Professor Yarimar Bonilla …. “🇵🇷 What Colonial Rule Means for Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~April 19, 2018~~ 

HERE’S WHAT  YOUR U.S. HISTORY BOOKS WON’T TELL YOU ABOUT PUERTO RICO

Hurricane María struck Puerto Rico with unprecedented force

Over six months later, the majority of the island remains without clean water or electricity and over 200,000 have relocated to the United States.

Video discusses Hurricane María and its aftermath.

PUERTO RICO, HURRICANE MARIA AND THE CRISIS OF COLONIALISM

Professor Yarimar Bonilla

Now This Facebook Video

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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Senate GOP Tax Bill …. “🇵🇷 Catastrophic for Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 …. ‘Intentional’? …. “!!


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~~December 3, 2017~~ 

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

~UNDER HARSH LIGHTS, ON LIVE TV~

I reviewed the article referenced below.

There are many sectors in the population that are going to be affected by this Draconian, monstrous, ‘sweeping overhaul’ passed in the American Senate.

At minimum, it was a covert, nonpartisan, unfair, poorly evaluated bill. It still has to go through several processes before it reaches the Buffoon’s desk for his signature.

As I read, I became more and more concerned but it reach the deepest part of my heart when I saw how Puerto Rico will be one of the many losers of this unprecedented ‘legislation’.

HortyRex©

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~WASHINGTON POST~

Republicans in the Senate passed a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code, on December 2, the largest change since Ronald Reagan’s presidency. The bill zipped through the process in a mere three weeks.

It’s still not a totally done deal though, as substantial differences between the House and Senate bills need to be ironed out before ‘so-called president Drumpf’ can sign the final piece of legislation into law.

But there’s little doubt this is a major victory for Drumpf.

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~Winners and losers in the Senate GOP tax bill~

A Running List

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/01/winners-and-losers-in-the-senate-gop-tax-bill-a-running-list/?utm_term=.4aa7c1eefb5e

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~PUERTO RICO~

The island that was devastated by Hurricane María this fall now might lose some of the few big businesses that remain on the island if the GOP tax bill gets enacted.

The reason is that Puerto Rico would no longer look so advantageous as a place to do business compared to the rest of the United States.

Puerto Rico’s governor is trying to push for the island to be deemed a “free trade zone,” but that was not included in the legislation released before passage.

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~CATASTROPHIC FOR PUERTO RICO~

Friday, December 2, was the day the U.S. banged the last nail on Puerto Rico’s coffin.
The consequences of the new tax reforms for the Island?

Puerto Rico will be treated like a foreign, not domestic for exportation purposes.
This means a 20% additional tariff, making Puerto Rico non competitive for businesses already established on the Island.
We are at risk of losing 60,000 direct jobs and 250,000 indirect jobs that serve these companies.
That in turn, wipes out $2,000 million dollars from the Island’s yearly tax revenue, used for roads, safety, education, etc., among other monies. It mostly affects manufacturers in towns on the Island, away from the metropolitan area, and who employ a high percentage of women, who are the sole breadwinners in the family unit, or as we label them, single mothers.

The domino effect this brings will leave many in abject poverty after being already devastated by hurricane Maria.

I personally would prefer my country getting back on it’s feet by establishing a robust economy, with decent salaries, using the incredible amount of well educated and talented people we have.

If the US takes no steps to take in consideration the opinions of local and stateside economists, it needs to prepare to accept a shitload of people who have a strong history of voting on the Island and will change the political color of government in many states. Florida is a great example. They expected 100,000 Puerto Ricans and at this moment 200,000 and counting have arrived. By the way, there are no airline tickets available till January.

It would be wise for Congress and the Senate to take this in consideration. People are having to leave their homeland and are not happy. Voting will be payback and it won’t be pretty.

I have tried to explain in very simplistic terms, it’s much more complicated and, like an iceberg, what lays under the surface is horrific.

Just sayin’ …

Jeannette P. 

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 The USA must remember that all the Puerto Ricans in America can and will vote and will not forget their families in the island. Puerto Rico is suffering a major humanitarian crisis, where there is no electricity or water in many towns. The ‘supposedly’ biggest power in the world, after 70+ days, hasn’t being able to restore electricity, water, fix roofs of those who have lost everything. Many people lost their houses and everything in it. Many have yet to see FEMA officials or gotten any help.

This is unacceptable and a disgrace!

After all this ‘no service delivery’ and lack of humanitarian help, what taxes are they expecting to get?

Olga Q.

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