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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Ten shipping containers filled with food, baby products, and over-the-counter medications like Tylenol -- all supplies desperately needed in the days and weeks following Hurricane Maria -- were found rotting in a Puerto Rico parking lot last week, never distributed. The items, Radio Isla reports, were all private donations made by non-profits. Those items were "collected at the election commissions offices, and then distributed to the National Guard."

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Heads must roll for this. It was bad when we discovered the cargo containers, now we learn that National Guard just left the water and medical supplies to rot with more than 1500 people having died, most of them children and elders.

National Guard need to be closely examined, those responsible should be jailed at minimum.

#1 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-08-12 06:56 PM | Reply

Wrong, it's the ------ in the PR government who can't even do this right. They screwed this island over and cry that the feds aren't helping enough, and when they help the local government can't get out of its own way. This is the PR rebuild in a nutshell.

#2 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-08-12 07:13 PM | Reply

#2 I'd agree with you if I knew they were capable of doing it and didn't.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-08-12 07:41 PM | Reply

Pointing fingers from far away is just b.s. Something went wrong but then again the island was in total chaos. Of course things were going to go wrong. I'll guarantee you the same type of waste occurred after every major hurrican. Now though, if a Governor refused to distribute assistance based on politics.....as occurred in NJ, by Gov. Christie, the same critics would be surprisingly silent.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-13 07:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump's fault................

#5 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-08-13 09:15 AM | Reply

Trump's fault................

#5 | Posted by Sniper

Actually - it is. Just like Katrina falls on GW. It is a FEMA failure. I do agree with Danni. I mean how soon we forget most of the island was cut off from the capital. Boats and Helicopters were needed to get basic supplies to other areas. The island infrastructure was completely destroyed.

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-08-13 11:54 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

That sucks so bad and the PR government should have been able to at least handle the rescue supplies as necessary. But they failed at that, just like they have failed at this entire recovery. My first assumption is these supplies were missed while PR politicians were sitting in a/c offices complaining about the President. There's a reason they had years of financial failure in the government there, and it's not because they are effective.

#7 | Posted by humtake at 2018-08-13 12:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

-Pointing fingers from far away is just b.s.

after having done that 6 trillion times you've come to believe that?

Our lack of response is our fault, period. Just as Pete said in #6.

-My first assumption is these supplies were missed while PR politicians were sitting in a/c offices complaining about the President.

Maybe. it's sad because the only interest this got was for the purpose of pointing fingers, something that Danni has now said is "BS"

LOL

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2018-08-13 12:24 PM | Reply

People like Danni say the rescue efforts in Texas and Fla went well and PR's went badly because PR is all "brown" people. So when the feds dropped water and supplies in Fla and Texas why did the locals get them where they were needed but PR locals could not?

#9 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-08-13 02:33 PM | Reply

People like Danni say the rescue efforts in Texas and Fla went well and PR's went badly because PR is all "brown" people. So when the feds dropped water and supplies in Fla and Texas why did the locals get them where they were needed but PR locals could not?

#9 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

They were notified where the items were, given immediate authority to distribute the items, and they weren't locked up and hidden in trucks under the authority of the National Guard.

Can't distribute supplies if you don't know they exist, right?

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-08-13 06:09 PM | Reply

People do realize that the National Guard is under the control (in this instance) of the Governor's office for the Territory of Puerto Rico, and that the Feds have nothing to do with this, right?

If anyone screwed up on this, it was the PR Governor's office.

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-08-13 06:59 PM | Reply

Sounds like they couldn't agree on who should profit from it so no one did.

#12 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2018-08-13 09:49 PM | Reply

Whaaaat? The latest lying conservative meme is all the food was stolen from the trucks.

#13 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-08-13 10:23 PM | Reply

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