Puerto Rican Engineering CEO: Local Government “Corrupt” Cannot Handle Emergencies – Ground Report Video…

“I’m really tired of Puerto Rican government officials blaming the federal government for their woes and for not acting fast enough to help people on the island. Last week I had three federal agents in my office and I was so embarrassed; I went out of my way to apologize to them for the attitude of my government and what they have been saying about the U.S. response.”

~Jorge Rodriguez, CEO of PACIV, Puerto Rico-based engineering firm

PUERTO RICO – The head of an international engineering firm in Puerto Rico said in an editorial Saturday that when the time came to send 50 of his engineers to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, he bypassed local officials and went straight to FEMA.

The reason, said Jorge Rodriguez, the CEO of PACIV, in an editorial in the New York Post, is that “for the last 30 years, the Puerto Rican government has been completely inept at handling regular societal needs, so I just don’t see it functioning in a crisis like this one.”

“Even before the hurricane hit, water and power systems were already broken. And our $118 billion debt crisis is a result of government corruption and mismanagement.” (read more)

Apparently a great deal of Puerto Rico citizens feel the same way. WATCH VIDEOS:

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269 Responses to Puerto Rican Engineering CEO: Local Government “Corrupt” Cannot Handle Emergencies – Ground Report Video…

  1. andi lee says:

    LOLOL!

    Hope it was Brock. He deserves a little satisfaction for the very unneccessary unwarranted aggrevation of an unprecedented critical mass emergency situation, and underminding his most excellent job performance, on top of everything else!

    ~Brock rocks!~

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  2. Linda says:

    Really???? No talk of the truckers union strike??!! So sick of all of this! Thank you FEMA! Splendid work! 79 mayors and we concentrate on this one LOSER!!

    Liked by 8 people

    • sunnydaze says:

      Watch the top video. That lady talks about it. The whole vid is Must-See. Whole thing.

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      • carrierh says:

        sunny, she was straight talking as well as the man. Since this is territory full of crime and in bankruptcy, and makes big money from tourism but no money to pay all the debts of the government, and with San Juan’s mayor no compassion at all. Typical politicians like here when election time is coming they tell lies and make false promises. In any case, I do not my taxes to continue welfare in PR. If they don’t want to learn English, want us to take care of them, why do they have such fine cars instead of setting up businesses. Most seem to have no empathy or compassion for those where it is difficult but not impossible to get food, water, health care to the residents. Trump, just cut the cord and let them fare for themselves and stop wasting our money. Hate to say this having lived years in Mexico, but this is typical of politicians and obviously the “democrats” there are just as bad as here!

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  3. Minnie says:

    OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA, ENOUGH SAID!

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/08/oscar-lopez-rivera-will-be-honored-in-puerto-rican-day-parade-nyc-council-speaker-says.html

    “Lopez Rivera, now 74, was sentenced in 1981 after he was found guilty of seditious conspiracy, armed robbery, a weapons violation and four counts of interstate transportation of stolen vehicles. He belonged to the Armed Forces of National Liberation, or FALN, an ultranationalist Puerto Rican group that claimed responsibility for more than 100 bombings in New York, Chicago, Washington and Puerto Rico during the 1970s and early 1980s. Many NYPD officers were injured during those attacks”

    Including many who worked alongside my husband in the NYPD at the time!

    THAT’S San Juan Mayor’s connection to that rat bastard!

    Watch the first video (woman) to the end.

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    • NewNonna!!! says:

      Wow, Minnie!!! There ya go! ‘Thank you, President O’blamma’.

      There’s the explanation the explanation very putting lives at risk for her own politics/goals.

      EVIL in our fellow human is not limited to those we know of in our own beloved country. Sadly, here’s proof.

      God help the good people of PR. Rise up against this!!! Don’t be their victims!!!

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  4. keeler says:

    Hmmm…

    1) Media begins creating false “Insufficient Federal Aid to Puerto Rico” narrative.
    2) WP and HRC push second, equally false narrative that HRC pressured President to send a hospital ship.
    3) Rumors emerge that Teamsters are refusing to move aid in order to generate contract negotiation leverage.
    4) San Juan mayor begins making media rounds promoting narratives, wears shirt bearing striking resemblance to pro-labor demonstration materials.
    5) Past political ties between HRC and San Juan mayor begin to be questioned by alternative media.

    Any suspicious cats around here?

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  5. andi lee says:

    Whoa! Hold the presses!

    Liked by 10 people

  6. nwtex says:

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  7. backwoodsgirl123 says:

    Selling fuel on the black market instead of delivering goods from the Federal Government is a felony! Hope they catch them all!

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  8. Meinflorida says:

    Playing devil’s advocate here: what if, with no power, the average Puerto Rican does NOT know what is going on? And they assume that nothing is being done due to their inept public officials? Not saying they can’t take the bull by the horns like stateside folk do, but I think when they really find out what’s going on and why they will be 3 shades of beyond disgusted.

    I can’t believe the union idiots would rather see their own people and families do without because of their greed. Maybe it’s time to take things to a different level…

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    • Maquis says:

      They have to already know that their own people are profoundly corrupt and dysfunction; it’s their culture.

      However, considering that profiting from this disaster is on the minds of most “enterprising” Puerto Ricans, I don’t see them being honest about their own faults nor about Real Americans’ incredible sacrifices on their behalf.

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    • Tparty says:

      Most of the power has been restored on the perimeter of the island, where most of the people live. The interior will take longer

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    • John Denney says:

      There is no excuse for why the average Puerto Rican should not be informed with the latest status. There’s this technology called “AM radio” that is ubiquitous. My cheapo MP3 player has it, most vehicles have it, and it will work for hours off that huge starter battery even if the vehicle has no fuel.
      Before the hurricane hit, the local government should have told the people to tune to AM xxx KHz for emergency messages.
      Secure the transmitting station before the hurricane, have backup generator and fuel in place, along with a temp replacement antenna that could quickly be erected if the main antenna were destroyed.
      Also before the storm, notify people that if they have needs, contact the police or National Guard posts, who will provide status via radio comms to the government.
      Not rocket science. Old, rugged, reliable, common technology.

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  9. G. Combs says:

    I would love to see President Trump have a televised meeting with this Mayor and the Teamster Union Leader and the meeting end with BOTH in cuffs being pert walked.

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  10. Billy Jack Galt says:

    It’s ironic, people are dying because the San Juan Mayor can’t get supplies to the people……but she can get the T-shirt silk screening company up and working!

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  11. Tparty says:

    Makes me proud to be an engineer … vamonos ahora.

    Didn’t want to post this on the main thread so here it is. This story just keeps gettin’ betta’ … lol. Thanks M.D

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  12. Dave says:

    Going back to its early days, an unusual characteristic of the United States has been its people’s genius for self-government. Puerto Rico is a reminder that this quality is still rare. Americans form groups and mobilize to handle crises without the presence of authority or government; then they go back to their homes and businesses as if it were no big deal. Yet it is a very big deal. What is shameful is that people incapable of such initiative should put their energy toward sustaining misery among their countrymen, just to score political points or keep a grasp on power.

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    • Maquis says:

      A very well stated summation of American Exceptionalism. We rock.

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    • zaq123 says:

      Well said. But, in PR that’s almost impossible, since they’re lazy and think that the US taxpayer owes them something. Amazing, that Florida, probably has a good chance of becoming a Blue State now, as it’s flooded with people running from their homes and finding new ones, in the Sunshine state, rather than stay there and rebuild.

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    • Mongoose says:

      And a lot ot them want PR to become a US State. Dream on. Why would the US take on a failed country as another State?

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    • wrd9 says:

      Here’s an example of American exceptionalism after a hurricane hit Galveston in 1900. Unfortunately, there is also a parallel tale of American stupidity in not avoiding this tragedy.

      http://www.1900storm.com/

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  13. zaq123 says:

    PR is and will always be a mess, in every way imaginable. They have a beautiful island that could be printing it’s own money, much the way the DR does, with its willingness to cash in on tourism and expats. But, instead, the island is a cesspool of gangs, drug addiction and a launching point for drugs to enter the mainland US, while a large portion of the country is on some type of welfare.

    Then you have a guy like this. Obviously, he ain’t no dummy. A guy like him, can probably turn that country around if given the chance. In order to do that, he’d have to get in front of the people and tell them that it’s time to get off their butts and get to work. His campaign would last for about 5 more minutes before he and his family, were run off the island.

    Those folks aren’t going to give up their gravy train. They live in ramshackle homes, it’s no wonder they were destroyed. Think of all the federal money that is going to pour into that place to rebuild it. Will it end up like Haiti and what the Clinton’s did to that country? I’d say, YES.

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  14. v4ni11ista says:

    I watched a young man from St Martin, who didn’t bother to store even a couple days supply of water. He recorded himself 3 days walking around (in the rain, at times) complaining about how no one was giving them water. Obviously, it never crossed his mind to rig up a rain catchment system. Charles Darwin, please pick up the nearest red courtesy phone.

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  15. thesitrep says:

    It’s not lost on me that someone has the time, resources and inclination to burn some silk screens and screen a few “Help Us We Are Dying” shirts.

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