I Don't Understand...

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  1. JohnDB

    JohnDB Staff Member Moderator

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    There were those who fled the island of Puerto Rico to escape the aftermath of the Hurricane.

    And the place is still a wreck. Probably going to stay that way too.
    Between the inept and corrupt officials and the poor business climate (due to corrupt union officials) and most investors pulling out...the 45% poverty rate and insufficient police force...

    The place is a cesspool. (Sewers aren't working due to a lack of electricity; 80% of the island has no power)

    But many of the evacuated are trying to get back.
    Currently there are no flights in for passengers. All commercial airlines are full of equipment and supplies. They are desperate to get back.

    And I don't understand why.

    Can anyone explain it?
     
  2. reba

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    Home is home John the unknown is scary
     
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  3. JohnDB

    JohnDB Staff Member Moderator

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    Christian:
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    The unknown is reason to explore...
     
  4. Eugene

    Eugene Staff Member Moderator

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    That's why they're known as Puerto Ricans??
    My best friend is from Puerto Rico, and now planning a two week stay there for whatever reason. :shrug
     
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  5. Douglas Summers

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    It looks like Puerto Rico has allowed their infrastructure to crumble way before the hurricane. What needed fixed, needed fixed long before. Now you have to start from scratch to rebuild anew. That is a lot difference than fixing broken parts. Another thing I noticed was, there was not much of helping each other like you see in the states.....even Haiti's helped each other, and there country was worse off than PR. They even had trouble finding truck drivers to haul supplies to communities. I have not heard any trouble from the other Islands getting supplies. I don't know? They have every thing they need, just no local help. We have over 10,000 troops there.
     
  6. jasonc

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    Having been there,it's more like a foreign nation. It's a bit hard if you only know spanish to move to anywhere but miami.
     
  7. JohnDB

    JohnDB Staff Member Moderator

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    About 150% of GNP in damages...
    100 billion in damages.

    4.5 billion in aide.

    Now they can't pay their own police force.
    That coupled with 45% below the poverty line... crime is going to rule the day there very soon.
     
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  8. Douglas Summers

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    A Doctor’s Abandoned Journey Into Isolated Puerto Rico
    The New York Times on MSN.com - 6 hours ago
    CAONILLAS, Utuado, P.R. — Dr. Lissette Gutierrez is normally not one to curse. But when the S.U.V. she was traveling in hit a rut ...
     

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