Puerto Rico In State Of Emergency After Biggest Quake In Decades | TODAY

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  1. This is what happens when you build garbage houses. Alaska had a 7.4 and had very little damage. Have to be prepared.

  2. When aren't they in a state of emergency? End result of being governed by incompetent crooked buffoons.

  3. They made a go fund me https://www.gofundme.com/f/1v1d8qfpxc?sharetype=teams&member=3477046&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=8e6a9f3c4df9419fb2bf6c9777bd42a7

  4. See how you talk when you come from and island of idiots. "Everybody taking every bodies in a state of alert" What foes that even mean., Makes NO sense!, The you have the dude saying everything is jumping back and forth as he jumps up and down!!! Over 40% quit school in Pr and man does it show Some Ricans was blaming fracking on the island causing the quakes There was NEVER any fracking in PR or off the coast

  5. GoFundMe dedicated to helping those affected by this crisis


  6. Puerto Rico ( a.k.a 'Ghetto Island' & 'La Isla Del Engano' & ' The Tijuana of the Caribbean' ) ) A TRUTH THAT MUST BE TOLD

    This pathetic miserable island is distinguished by its high crime, poverty and joblessness, which are far worse than in any of the 50 states. The island's economy, moreover, has fallen further behind the other islands over the past four decades. Bad inept government and very low moral and ethical standards of most of its citizens is largely to blame.

    Yet most Americans tourists are oblivious and unaware to the Caribbean island's problems.

    Puerto Rico is the bottom of the barrel in the Caribbean. Too bad, it could be a nice place…however, the high crime and drug trafficking have destroyed it. It is dirty, overpriced and overrated big time !. If you want a nicer, safe beach and lower cost, just go to Florida. If you want a nicer Caribbean vacation, just go to about a dozen other destinations in the Caribbean.

    Puerto Rico has a population of 4 million, meaning 40 percent of Puerto Ricans are on food stamps paid by the federal government ! Many people in the island practice syncretism, the blending of traditional Christianity with African religions that arrived on the island with the slaves imported during colonial times this are done with SANTERIA dirty rituals are often seen on the streets and sidewalks ( Devil Worshipping and Ancient witchcraft Only about 10 percent describe themselves as Catholic, once the dominant faith. NO wonder why they are so ignorant and have such low ethical and moral standards.

    How prosperous is Puerto Rico?

    Not very, by any standard. More than 53% of the island’s residents live in poverty. The median household income in 2015 was $15,350. Puerto Rico’s colossal debt load — now close to $84 billion — has left it in a state of deep financial crisis. Its inability to maintain basic infrastructure made Puerto Rico highly vulnerable to severe hurricane damage that destroyed much of its water, roadway and electric-power systems

    Although the supplemental assistance cash is designated for eligible food items, it is widely acknowledged that participants use most of their allotted cash for non-food essentials, drugs and illegal gambling, now that is dumb !

    The smaller than Jamaica Island is filled with high crime, drugs, thieves and killers, way too many hard core criminals for such a small island and a fake witchcraft religion that has divided the population.

    Most US Hispanics stereotype Puerto Ricans as dumb, or with lower intelligence but.. as you can see there's some truth to it:

    The food stamp program has had a negative effect on the population they even admit they use the money to buy pot, guns and cocaine. The 'boricuas' of 100 years ago would be ashamed of the current crop of 'boricuas'. No wonder why most other Hispanics consider Puerto Ricans, lazy, dishonest, corrupt and heavily dependent on US Government handouts. Most other Hispanics agree that Puerto Ricans speak the worst Spanish language dialect in the western hemisphere, in fact they don't even speak good English either.

    Among other problems: rampant identity theft by P.R. immigrants – often from the 'welfare' island – who use stolen Puerto Rican birth certificates to obtain U.S. passports, Social Security benefits, and other federal services available to Puerto Ricans because they are U.S. citizens.

    In a recent sample of 8,000 passport fraud cases investigated by the State Department, 60 percent involved Puerto Rican birth documents purchased illegally for as much as $10,000

    Puerto Rico's annual income per person was around $12,000 in 2004, less than half that of Mississippi, the poorest state. More than 58% of the island's people live below the federally defined poverty line. That poverty rate is nearly four times the national average, and more than twice as high as in poor states such as Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia.

    Has anyone ever noticed how much ( false ) pride Puerto Ricans have? At the same time many Puerto Ricans are filled with Anti-American sentiment. Most Puerto Ricans see the United States as a symbol of Imperialism and a very oppressive country to their beloved little island ( smaller than Jamaica ). While many Puerto Ricans have spent time in different cities throughout United States, return migrants and their children are often ridiculed because of their inability to speak Spanish with the same accent and lexicon as natives and their poor English language skills, so the Dumb Puerto Rican is NOT a Myth. There is an old well known saying among the tourists : "HAiiiiy ! BENDITO que sucio esta Puerto Rico ! "

    Puerto Ricans are the most violent offenders in NYC, they are the poorest group in NYC.

    The Island of Puerto Rico is known as Zombie Island due to the all the crack heads. The wrongly imposed name of ' La Isla de El Encanto' this a Myth and a distortion of oversize proportions !, Puerto Ricans have been here in the US as long as Italians, Cubans, Colombians, Dominicans and other Hispanics and while Italians, Cubans and Colombians have moved on to the Suburbs, to upscale single family homes Puerto Ricans are still living in the projects in section 8 housing ghettos and high crime neighborhoods ( The Hood ).

    Well the logical question must be asked. Why would a prideful bragging irrational with an identity crisis people such as the Puerto Ricans constantly vote to remain an American Territory (Commonwealth )over the past 5 decades?

    The people of Puerto Rico vote every 4 years (during the same time we hold our American Presidential elections) towards becoming an American State, remaining an American Territory or becoming Independent.

    During the last two elections Puerto Ricans rarely voted to remain an American territory (49% of the vote) over becoming a an American State (48% of the vote). While the voting toll for Puerto Rican Independence was a mere 1%. If Puerto Ricans are such patriotic and proud people how is it possible that only 1% of the population wants to become independent from the United States?

    Keep in mind that Puerto Rico is extremely poor. As of 2017, the per capita income there is half that of Mississippi, which is the worst-performing state in the U.S. by that measure. Moreover, 50 percent of Puerto Ricans live in poverty. Thi territory has been incapable of paying its debt since 2017. Put it simply, Puerto Rico is an economic pathetic miserable sinkhole. The General Accounting Office has estimated that the added tax burden coming along with statehood would cause enormous job losses and damage the economy of Puerto Rico even further. What benefit would the American people get from adding to the union a bankrupt state with a tanking economy? NONE

    The primary language spoken there is Spanish.The number of residents fluent in English is less than 20 percent. That fact alone should give most Americans pause about whether Puerto Rico should become a state — people who don’t share a language will have difficulty working together at a job or sharing a common culture. Puerto Rico has demonstrated they only want our handouts, and none of the responsibility that statehood demands.

    Puerto Rico doesn't want to become the 51st state. It has held five votes on the question. Three times, the people of Puerto Rico said “no.” The fourth vote was indeterminate. The fifth time, 13 percent of Puerto Ricans overwhelmingly said “yes” — but the anti-statehood party refused to participate because of the way the referendum was worded, and the vote was therefore practically meaningless. In other words, it’s unclear whether a majority of Puerto Ricans have ever wanted the island to become the 51st state.

    Americans don't want a bankrupt, mostly Spanish-speaking, left-of-center state with an incompetent government full of junkies and welfare leaches to join the union even when it’s unclear whether most people in that pathetic little island wants to join in the first place. It’s understandable, shameful and unpatriotic, that Democrats might put their narrow party interests ahead of what’s good for the country in backing Puerto Rican statehood.

    The answer is Welfare. Each year American tax payers send over $17 billion dollars to Puerto Rico in Welfare (social services) alone. These social services include food stamps, public housing (Los Caserios), and college tuition for Puerto Rican students attending American funded universities. To make matters worse Puerto Ricans do not pay any Federal Taxes. This means that American tax payers are getting back very little into what we are putting into Puerto Rico. As an American Tax payer we all have a difficult time sending our tax money to an island that constantly votes against becoming an American State. You don't have to be the smartest cookie out of the bunch but it's safe to say that there is not much logic behind this.

    What does the United States get in return for all of our tax money and services? The answer was the Vieques Marine Base which served as a strategic base in the Caribbean Sea. However, the United States lost the base when angry Puerto Rican protestors were claiming that the Base was a symbol of American Imperialism. Many of the protestors even burned American flags during their protests (yet Puerto Ricans rioted when American boxer Bernard Hokpins tossed the PR flag to the ground).

    The other insignificant and mediocre service provided to the United States from Puerto Rico is a very small number of their citizens who serve in our arm forces.

    However with Puerto Rico's population of 2 million, Puerto Ricans do not even make up 3% of our Arm Forces ( If you asked a Puerto Rican they would tell you a lie that 90% of the United State's Arm Forces are Puerto Rican ! ).

  7. I currently live in Puerto Rico, Santa Isabel. We were hit with two earthquakes, one around 5.6 magnitude and then on Tuesday morning 6.4 power is slowly being turned back on and now we are fighting for the rest of the island to regain power. We are keeping watch for other earthquakes and tsunamis. We have also had plenty of after shock. But thank you everyone for your prayers.

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