Thursday, October 12, 2017

While the death toll rises in Puerto Rico Donald Trump threatens to pull FEMA out.



Jesus Christ! What a heartless POS!

The people of Puerto Rico are still in desperate need of help as this report by Vox clearly illustrates:  

Lives surely have been saved in the response. But images and reports from the ground tell a story of people, cut off from basic supplies and health care, dying. They tell of hospitals running out of medication and fuel for their generators and struggling to keep up with the “avalanche of patients that came after the hurricane,” as one journalist put it. 

The death toll from the hurricane is now up to 45, according to Gov. Ricardo Rossell√≥. But 90 percent of the 3.4 million American citizens on the island still don’t have power, and 35 percent still don’t have water to drink or bathe in. And given how deadly power outages can be, 45 deaths seems low, according to disaster experts. 

Vox found the official death toll to be a little suspicious, so they did a deeper dive:  

We searched Google News for reports of deaths in English and Spanish media from Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria. We found reports of a total of 81 deaths linked directly or indirectly to the hurricane. Of those, 45 were the deaths certified by the government. The remaining 36 deaths were confirmed by local public officials or funeral directors, according to the reports. We also found another 450 reported deaths, most of causes still unknown, and reports of at least 69 people still missing. 

The broader issue here relates to how storm deaths are counted. There are clear deaths from the storm, clear deaths indirectly from the storm, and then deaths that are harder to determine — for instance, a sick patient who died in a hospital experiencing frequent power outages. And then there’s the issue of how effective authorities are at finding and investigating the deaths to make sure they’re included in the count. The breakdown of these categories suggests that the government is being much more cautious in designating deaths as directly or indirectly hurricane-related, given the public information available.

As Rachel Maddow pointed out on her show last night, a number of these fatalities were NOT the result of the initial hurricane, but the occurred in the aftermath because of a lack of food, water, or medical care.

And the death toll will only climb even higher if Trump pulls the relief effort.

But hey, why would he care?

After all these are only mostly brown people who cannot even vote in a presidential election.

42 comments:

  1. Somebody remind IQ45 that we have been in Afghanistan for over 12 years with more resources than being used than in P.R.

    For the masses who are pissed and migrating to the U.S. from Puerto Rico, I personally will escort them to voter registration in Florida and New York and all points beyond.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous12:03 PM

      Hell, Mike Pence just pissed away a quarter-of-a-million of us taxpayers' dollars to throw a pissy fit in a footbal stadium. Now imagine if that same quarter-million went to help the people of Puerto Rico, instead. That would pay for a lot of bottled water and food.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous12:40 PM

      1203 That would counter Trumps thrust to let people die. Money towards Trump politicizing the veep office he controls will keep Trump alive.

      Delete
  2. Anonymous11:08 AM

    They can't vote for president in Puerto Rico, but they are U.S. citizens and if they move to Florida they will be able to! And Republicon wins in FL will be history.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Anonymous11:08 AM

    Trump hates Puerta Rico. He just learned it is part of the US and that pissed him off big time. He wants them to all go away, expire, die, whatever it takes. Not to be his problem, just go away.

    General Kelly just gave a terrific speech. Now we real Americans can feel good about the White House since he put down all those fake news stories. General Kelly is not quitting and he is not being fired.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous11:55 AM

      It’s Not Me, It’s You: John Kelly Lectures The Press To ‘Get Better Sources’

      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/john-kelly-trumps-frustrations-you

      Delete
    2. Anonymous12:37 PM

      Kelly morphed into Trump?

      Delete
  4. Anonymous11:12 AM

    He really is a giant piece of shit. I couldn't loath this asshole any more.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous12:16 PM

      Just wait until tomorrow or the next day or the next day. Like me, I'll wager you'll find your loathing of the heartless bastard just keeps on growing.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous3:31 PM

      @ Anonymous12:16 PM,
      Lol, true shit. I am astounded at how one man in America can make have Americans wanting him to drop dead.

      Delete
  5. Anonymous11:17 AM

    Yeah, and we can't keep this anus lipped POS in the White House forever either ...

    The fucker's suffering from late stage syphilitic dementia and needs to be euthanized ..

    ReplyDelete
  6. Anonymous11:34 AM

    ot Russian hacks used Pokemon Go to manipulate.
    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/russian-hackers-even-used-pokemon-go-to-manipulate-americans-report/


    Will we ever know half of what all Russia used on the internet? Mass brain washed America is a joke to the world.


    It can't be positive to see a leader going nuts and now his generals look like they are working for the nutcase in chief and not serving or working for the American people.


    Who all at the White House is behind the way the president is handling Puerto Rico? If they are not in agreement can they speak truth? Speak truth to power?


    Some say Gen John Kelly gave a good speech. I think he sucks. I lost tons of respect for the dude. He came off looking like a traitor working for a traitor.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous11:52 AM

      Anyone accessing the report? I can't find it?

      Delete
    2. Anonymous11:52 AM

      Agree! I lost all respect for the guy too. Damn, but Republican white guys truly are showing their stripes. Following Trump like puppy dogs!

      Delete
    3. Anonymous12:03 PM

      1152 It worked for me. Try again or use the title (google)

      Russian hacks used Pokemon Go to manipulate

      Delete
    4. Anonymous7:33 PM

      Haha. Russia has been brain washing America for over a century. Your all just waking up to it. May be Trump is helping expose it along in a narcissistic kind of way? ;)

      Delete
  7. Anonymous11:42 AM

    Trump Runs Away When Asked By Reporters About Abandoning Puerto Rico

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/10/12/trump-runs-refuses-answer-reporters.html

    ReplyDelete
  8. Anonymous11:43 AM

    Trump’s Biggest Supporter In Congress To Be Investigated For Insider Trading

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/10/12/trumps-biggest-supporter-congress-investigated-insider-trading.html

    ReplyDelete
  9. Anonymous11:46 AM

    Kim Davis Is Back And She Has A New Target For Her Anti-Gay Crusade

    The Kentucky clerk’s opposition to same-sex marriage goes trans-Atlantic.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kim-davis-romania_us_59df7caae4b00abf3646d038?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    ReplyDelete
  10. Anonymous11:49 AM

    Here are 8 deranged moments from Trump’s latest interview that confirm he’s the monster we thought he was

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/8-deranged-moments-from-trumps-latest-interview-that-confirm-hes-the-monster-we-thought-he-was/

    ReplyDelete
  11. Anonymous11:50 AM

    ‘Stop the genocide’: San Juan mayor begs UN and UNICEF for help Trump won’t give Puerto Rico

    “I ask every American that has love, and not hate in their hearts, to stand with Puerto Rico and let this president know WE WILL NOT BE LEFT TO DIE. I ask the United Nations and UNICEF and the world to stand with the people of Puerto Rico and stop the genocide that will result from the lack of appropriate action of a president that just does not get it because he has been incapable of looking in our eyes and seeing the pride that burns fiercely in our hearts and souls.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/stop-the-genocide-san-juan-mayor-begs-un-and-unicef-for-help-trump-wont-give-puerto-rico/

    ReplyDelete
  12. Anonymous11:50 AM

    White House operators are crying ‘fake news’ at callers complaining about Trump’s Puerto Rico tweets: report

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/white-house-operators-are-crying-fake-news-at-callers-complaining-about-trumps-puerto-rico-tweets-report/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous5:36 PM

      Live Updates: Puerto Rican Officials Slam Trump Over His Critical Recovery Tweets

      https://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeednews/maria-2?utm_term=.raX6PxojA#.axGkLom6g

      Delete
  13. Anonymous11:53 AM

    ‘He’s just racist’: Ex-Puerto Rico governor says there’s only one explanation for Trump’s negligence

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/hes-just-racist-ex-puerto-rico-governor-says-theres-only-one-explanation-for-trumps-negligence/

    ReplyDelete
  14. Anonymous11:58 AM

    Trump sits, talks through song lowering the flag at military base amid NFL anthem controversy

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-sits-talks-through-song-lowering-the-flag-at-military-base-amid-nfl-anthem-controversy/article/2637296

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous3:25 PM

      "Military site Task and Purpose was the first to notice Trump sitting during the song. According to Task and Purpose, uniformed service members are required to stop what they're doing and salute the flag as its lowered during the song while civilians are REQUIRED to place their hand over their heart."

      Delete
  15. Anonymous11:59 AM

    Former Republican member of congress: 'Trump is unhinged. We are waiting to get tax bill through before impeachment'
    'He’s not listening to anyone. Not a soul. He’s got the nuclear codes and, well, it scares the hell out of me. It’s starting to scare all of them'

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-impeachment-latest-robert-reich-former-republican-senator-unhinged-tax-bill-us-a7996341.html

    ReplyDelete
  16. Anonymous12:00 PM

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/10/trump-threatens-to-pull-fema-and-military-out-of-puerto-rico/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. More violations of his oath of office.

      Delete
  17. Anonymous12:01 PM

    Trump’s numbers on Puerto Rico are worse than Bush’s post-Katrina

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/10/12/puerto-rico-is-officially-a-problem-for-trump-his-numbers-are-worse-than-bushs-post-katrina/

    ReplyDelete
  18. Anonymous12:03 PM

    This is the pro-Trump propaganda being quietly broadcast on local stations across the country
    The MAGA revolution is being televised.

    https://thinkprogress.org/sinclair-trump-propaganda-caa27f5146db/

    https://www.salon.com/2017/10/11/right-wing-sinclair-broadcast-group-snubs-fcc-gets-away-with-it/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous3:54 PM

      OT?good News>

      https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/white-nationalists-at-charlottesville-are-being-sued-over-protest-violence/

      Delete
  19. Would that dumbass dubya used this same logic several lifetimes ago when dealing with illegal invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Can't stay there forever boys. In and out has been running for nearly a decade and a half.

    ReplyDelete
  20. VOX report states over 400 bodies are being stored in various places until they can be processed...they are not on the death toll list because they have yet to be 'verified'.

    PS: a bible belt bomber attempted to blow up airport in North Carolina on Friday. Trump hasn't come up with a nickname for him...Little White Devil does feels like a start. The flag pinned White Devil said he said he was preparing to “fight a war on U.S. soil,” https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/10/10/bomb-airport-ammonium-nitrate-fuel-oil-mix-suspect-make-first-appearance/749394001/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous3:21 PM

      "He is charged with attempted malicious use of explosive materials and unlawful possession of explosive materials in an airport."Estes told investigators he "staged" in the woods near the airport a couple of days before placing the device at the airport."

      Delete
  21. Anonymous1:18 PM

    One of the Democratic Party’s most prominent financial backers is demanding that lawmakers and candidates on the left support removing President Trump from office, putting pressure on Democrats to make Mr. Trump’s ouster a defining issue in the 2018 midterm elections.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/us/tom-steyer-trump-impeachment.html?_r=0

    ReplyDelete
  22. Anonymous1:20 PM

    You should go and live in PR for a few years. Methinks you might have a revised viewpoint once you have seen the outright corruption, and the lack of maintenance of infrastructure and disaster preparation firsthand. Much of the less populated and rural areas of the island have limited access and infrastructure to begin with, if roads to those areas become impassible.. you are basically screwed until cleared or repaired. Trump is playing with his twitter, but the emergency response and fema will be there until the island is back to its old crappy self.

    To end on a good note, it is very pretty place and most people are generally nice, but things can happen if you are foolish. Some decent food and endless fresh fruit, but never developed a taste for the islands dish 'mofongo', it is simply unappetizing.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Anonymous1:24 PM

    Everything that's been reported about deaths in Puerto Rico is at odds with the official count

    We took a look at the numbers, and they didn’t add up.

    https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/10/11/16424356/puerto-rico-official-hurricane-maria-death-toll

    Members of Congress want a federal audit of the official Puerto Rico death toll

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/12/16465278/puerto-rico-death-toll-maria-congress-audit

    “WE WILL DIE”: San Juan mayor sends extraordinary plea to President Trump

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/12/16465226/puerto-rico-trump-san-juan

    ReplyDelete
  24. Anonymous1:42 PM

    I am willing to donate to help Puerto Ricans move to red states as long as they promise to register to vote immediately upon setting up residency. Anyone know how to set something up?

    ReplyDelete
  25. Anonymous3:06 PM

    K.O.
    https://video.gq.com/watch/the-closer-with-keith-olbermann-the-roots-of-trump-s-prejudice

    Resis't'
    Peace!

    ReplyDelete
  26. FEMA is providing 200,000 meals per day.

    Population of Puerto Rico: 2,000,000. That’s two MILLION.

    So FEMA can maybe provide about one. Meal per day to people.

    A+? More like FAIL. A DISASTER.

    What’s Trump’s plan? Hope the entire island’s population will relocate (hopefully not to the U.S.) so he can sweep in and buy a lot of land really cheap?

    ReplyDelete
  27. Anonymous3:58 PM

    I wonder who is like weinstein in country music.
    No women coming forward there.
    Slightly country, Judd.

    ReplyDelete

Don't feed the trolls!
It just goes directly to their thighs.