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    Puerto Rico Governor Fires Emergency Response Director After Warehouse of Unused Aid Found

    Folks, this is alarming. An explosive video from Puerto Rico shows a massive warehouse of emergency hurricane relief supplies discovered highlighting emergency supplies delivered in the aftermath of hurricane Maria that were never distributed.

    The warehouse was discovered after the recent earthquake, and the building suffering damage. After CTH initially saw the report, I had to go find the raw video to see just how much 2017 aid was being hidden in this warehouse; and the full video is simply stunning. First, the report:
    (VIA CBS) Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced fired the island’s emergency management director on Saturday, after a video showing aid sitting unused in a warehouse went viral on social media. Some of the aid has allegedly been sitting in the warehouse since Hurricane Maria struck in 2017.
    “There are thousands of people who have made sacrifices to help those in the south, and it is unforgivable that resources were kept in the warehouse,” Vázquez said in a statement.
    Garced said in a statement that she has ordered Secretary of State Elmer Roman to conduct a “thorough investigation into the mishandling of emergency aid in a warehouse in Ponce,” CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports.
    “I have given 48 hours for this investigation. The investigation is to include this warehouse and any others which may exist,” her statement read. “In the same vein, I have decided to relieve Carlos Acevedo of his duties as the commissioner of the National Emergency Management and Disaster Relief Agency.”
    Vázquez said she would nominate the current Puerto Rican National Guard chief for Senate consideration to replace Acevedo. (read more)
    Many CTH readers know I am a CERT response leader for Hurricane relief; and in that capacity I have a pretty good idea of logistics, costs, and the scale of moving supplies into impact zones. After initially reading the report on twitter, and seeing a portion of the video, I went in search of the raw video to see the size and scale of this ‘warehouse’.
    Here’s the longer video:




    What has been found here is a massive storage facility. I would estimate the size of the warehouse around 200,000 sq ft (minimum) based on video and exterior truck bays.
    The video shows thousands of pallets, double and triple stacked, of key and essential emergency supplies. Bottled water, shelf-stable food, diapers, baby formula, blankets, tarps, tents, propane grills, propane, emergency lights, batteries, flashlights, emergency radios, potable water cans and much, much more.
    To give you an idea of the scale, there’s at least 100 semi truck loads of supplies in this video, in this single warehouse.
    Logistically each trailer would haul 22/24 single stack pallets, or 66/72 triple stack. With more than a dozen staged pallet jacks, this warehouse is holding serious money.
    It is unfathomable these supplies were not distributed; and worse yet were likely being re-sold on the black market.
    These emergency supplies and materials were delivered in 2017. On December 28th, 2019, a magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit Puerto Rico and President Trump authorized an additional $8.2 billion in aid….
    President Trump was correct:



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    That commie bitch bitch mayor of San Juan should be dragged out in public and be made to answer for all of her shrieking about racist Trump and not any aid.
    You've got Sharia patrols in the USA..?

    No, not in America, only in the big cities. there are no americans there, only democrats.

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    Flashback:

    Puerto Rican Mayors Investigated For Hoarding Supplies For "Constituents Who Voted For Them"

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-1...uents-who-vote
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Flashback:

    Puerto Rican Mayors Investigated For Hoarding Supplies For "Constituents Who Voted For Them"

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-1...uents-who-vote
    And I'll bet nobody ever got prosecuted.
    You've got Sharia patrols in the USA..?

    No, not in America, only in the big cities. there are no americans there, only democrats.

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    Juan Williams would have an explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susano View Post
    That commie bitch bitch mayor of San Juan should be dragged out in public and be made to answer for all of her shrieking about racist Trump and not any aid.
    Then when shes done explaining herself, we can start tarring and feathering her.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    Imagine what happens when you rely on the government for all your needs. If you cannot count on them to disperse disaster relief items, what happens when you count on them for your sustenance?

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    More proof that President Trump took immediate action, unlike Dubya did for New Orleans. They will do anything to make this President look like he is lying about putting American's first and getting things done that he said he would do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    Imagine what happens when you rely on the government for all your needs. If you cannot count on them to disperse disaster relief items, what happens when you count on them for your sustenance?
    We just have to elect the right people.

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    Updating a story we shared last night; and the latest information only makes the situation seem much worse. To say this story is infuriating would be an understatement.
    As an individual with some personal knowledge of how the recovery process works, the actions by these government officials in Puerto Rico are beyond tragic. There are people in desperate need, and these stupid claims by officials do nothing to ameliorate ongoing suffering. This is disgusting and heartbreaking at the same time.

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired the heads of Puerto Rico’s housing and family departments Sunday in the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency supplies dating from Hurricane Maria.
    The removal of Housing Secretary Fernando Gil and Department of Family Secretary Glorimar Andújar came a day after the governor fired the director of Puerto Rico’s emergency management agency.
    […] Vázquez said she decided on the additional firings after meeting with leaders of her administration Sunday morning and officials were unable to provide information she requested about other collection and distribution centers.
    “They weren’t able to personally tell me specifically where these centers were located, what they contained and whether an inventory was completed,” she said.
    Vázquez did not elaborate on why Gil and Andújar were singled out, saying only that she had lost confidence in them. (more)
    Inés Rivera, spokeswoman for the city of Ponce, told The Associated Press that the warehouse is owned by Puerto Rico´s Company of Commerce and Export. Officials with the company could not be reached for comment. “The mayor of Ponce, María Meléndez, said he had not known about the warehouse and its contents.”
    These are direct lies, demonstrable lies, and they only serve to make matters much worse.
    [Hat Tip to Guyver1] The discovered warehouse is owned by the government of Puerto Rico, through a govt. run ‘public corporation’ called the ‘Compañia de Comercio y Exportación de Puerto Rico’ (Puerto Rico Trade and Export Company), founded on December 23, 2003.

    The Govt. owned ‘Compañia de Comercio y Exportación de Puerto Rico’ (Puerto Rico Trade and Export Company), is headquartered at the south end of the *SAME* warehouse parking lot.

    As you can clearly see above, the government offices (above left) literally share a parking lot with the warehouse (above right) at the Port of Ponce. Any Puerto Rico government official, or Ponce local official, who attempts to deny they knew the location of these supplies and that warehouse is simply lying.
    The blogger, Lorenzo Delgado, said he had received a tip about the warehouse but did not specify when. A group of people broke into the warehouse and began distributing supplies to those affected by the recent 6.4 magnitude quake that killed one person and caused damage across Puerto Rico’s southern region. More than 7,000 people remain in shelters as strong aftershocks continue.
    Ponce Mayor María Meléndez said she was outraged, noting that she and other mayors were trying to find basic supplies since the quake.
    “I spent several days requesting cots and water,” she said. “They sent me to Cabo Rojo for the cots and to San Juan for the water. If I had known that those supplies were there, I would have demanded that they be taken out immediately. ”
    When asked how it was possible that she did not know about the existence of the warehouse, Vázquez replied, “That’s what the head of agencies are for … to inform the governor.”


    More at: https://theconservativetreehouse.com...lief-supplies/
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    Stories like this make me heartsick.

    Don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows

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    The government is never prepared for bad actors among its ranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    The government is never prepared for bad actors among its ranks.
    I think the issue for quite some time has been that until Trump it was well prepared for the occasional good actor among its ranks.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    I think the issue for quite some time has been that until Trump it was well prepared for the occasional good actor among its ranks.
    No culture fit.

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    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    https://twitter.com/DavidBegnaud/sta...72753185669120

    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment



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    Look, sword: Colonialism, okay? Now, lets forget about this. Colonialism.

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    I kinda like that the guillotine is making a comeback, politicians need to be put on notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPtotheWH View Post
    I kinda like that the guillotine is making a comeback, politicians need to be put on notice.
    These morons think they can convince anybody with their charms.



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