Wow – Puerto Rico Governor Fires Emergency Response Director After Massive Warehouse of Unused Aid Discovered…

Folks, this is alarming.  An explosive video from Puerto Rico shows a massive warehouse of emergency hurricane relief supplies discovered highlighting emergency supplies delivered in the aftermath of hurricane Maria that were never distributed.

The warehouse was discovered after the recent earthquake, and the building suffering damage. After CTH initially saw the report, I had to go find the raw video to see just how much 2017 aid was being hidden in this warehouse; and the full video is simply stunning.  First, the report:

(VIA CBS) Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced fired the island’s emergency management director on Saturday, after a video showing aid sitting unused in a warehouse went viral on social media. Some of the aid has allegedly been sitting in the warehouse since Hurricane Maria struck in 2017.

“There are thousands of people who have made sacrifices to help those in the south, and it is unforgivable that resources were kept in the warehouse,” Vázquez said in a statement.

Garced said in a statement that she has ordered Secretary of State Elmer Roman to conduct a “thorough investigation into the mishandling of emergency aid in a warehouse in Ponce,” CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports.

“I have given 48 hours for this investigation. The investigation is to include this warehouse and any others which may exist,” her statement read. “In the same vein, I have decided to relieve Carlos Acevedo of his duties as the commissioner of the National Emergency Management and Disaster Relief Agency.”

Vázquez said she would nominate the current Puerto Rican National Guard chief for Senate consideration to replace Acevedo. (read more)

Many CTH readers know I am a CERT response leader for Hurricane relief; and in that capacity I have a pretty good idea of logistics, costs, and the scale of moving supplies into impact zones.   After initially reading the report on twitter, and seeing a portion of the video, I went in search of the raw video to see the size and scale of this ‘warehouse’.

Here’s the longer video:

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What has been found here is a massive storage facility. I would estimate the size of the warehouse around 200,000 sq ft (minimum) based on video and exterior truck bays.

The video shows thousands of pallets, double and triple stacked, of key and essential emergency supplies. Bottled water, shelf-stable food, diapers, baby formula, blankets, tarps, tents, propane grills, propane, emergency lights, batteries, flashlights, emergency radios, potable water cans and much, much more.

To give you an idea of the scale, there’s at least 100 semi truck loads of supplies in this video, in this single warehouse.

Logistically each trailer would haul 22/24 single stack pallets, or 66/72 triple stack. With more than a dozen staged pallet jacks, this warehouse is holding serious money.

It is unfathomable these supplies were not distributed; and worse yet were likely being re-sold on the black market.

These emergency supplies and materials were delivered in 2017. On December 28th, 2019, a magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit Puerto Rico and President Trump authorized an additional $8.2 billion in aid….

President Trump was correct:

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377 Responses to Wow – Puerto Rico Governor Fires Emergency Response Director After Massive Warehouse of Unused Aid Discovered…

  1. TwoLaine says:

    They were too busy counting non-dead people and blaming their non-deaths on President TRUMP.

    Liked by 24 people

  2. Dee says:

    Color me shocked on this one.

    Liked by 8 people

  3. It’s Puerto Rico. I would have been surprised if there WASN’T corruption like this happening.

    Liked by 18 people

    • jeans2nd says:

      Tartan, your comment is so sad. Sad in that it is entirely true, and everyone knows it is true.
      Most of all, sad for the people of Puerto Rico.
      Thank you for saying it out loud.

      Liked by 13 people

    • David Vicknair says:

      Americans (and especially Christians) would be shocked to learn how little of the aid they so graciously send directly or fund indirectly through contributions actually reaches its intended destination. After administrative and shipping costs, breakage and spoilage, and outright theft by unscrupulous distributors, middlemen, local politicians, organized crime, warlords and the like, the actual amount is at best a trickle.

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      • vikingmom says:

        The movie “Poverty, Inc” is a must see!! Also, the book “When Helping Hurts” clearly details how much damage is done by well-intentioned, but uninformed, Americans, especially those going on “short term mission trips” or supporting “ministries” in other countries. It’s a hard realization to come to when people truly want to help but if they do not go about it in a knowledgeable way, they will waste their money AND further encourage corruption and dishonesty!

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        • Pale rider says:

          I grew up in poverty, my mom and dad were from the depression. Nothing was wasted in our family. I see things so differently than most and I know many here see what I see, the waste. This is so disturbing to me. When you have much then you have the responsibility to of it all, no excuses.
          Gods word? It’s called a good steward and what happened to those servants that were not? It was taken from them.

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      • Sadly not shocked. Its why I don’t donate to “charities” like this.

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  4. freepetta says:

    Ummmm wasn’t there all kinds of US aid left on a tarmac in San Juan. That psycho corrupt lady mayor would rather have starving and parched constituents then make PDJT look like the wonderful human being he is!!

    Liked by 24 people

  5. booger71 says:

    It is time to give PR their walking papers. They need zero more tax dollars or influence in our government.

    Liked by 34 people

    • freepetta says:

      Absolutely booger!! Agreed 100%

      Liked by 4 people

    • Pale rider says:

      List? There are so many just like these parasites.

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    • mac says:

      I was done with Rico and Ricans after Vieques. Rico is dirty, dishonest, corrupt, and thoroughly unpatriotic. They don’t deserve to be part of the U.S. WE need to cut them loose and have their citizens barred from entry to the U.S. unless they provide proof of at least $50,000 in a bank outside of PR and possession of a non-revocable return ticket.

      Their country is a true craphole, and it is that way because there are so many crappy Ricans. A good friend of mine who sailed down there for PRMMI once told me that he had, over his entire life, never met someone he hated badly enough to suggest to them they take a vacation in Rico. Screw Rico. Boot ’em out and cut ’em loose. We will be much better off and I don’t give a damn what happens to them afterward. Cutting Rico loose is the best example I can think of to illustrate the term “addition by subtraction.”

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      • Hated Puerto Rican here. I’ve lived here for 30 years. Proud American and voted for Trump. There is no way in Hell you’re throwing me out of here!

        And if you even dare try, you’ll have to deal with a Merchant Marine Connecticut Yankee – my husband. And two daughters with Tae Kwon Do belts.

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        • WSB says:

          Puerto Rico has become a thorn. Most Americans agree. Let Puerto Rico and the political mafia sort itself out. We have enough problems without leeches continuously draining the US dry.

          Look for yourself. Look at that video.

          Billions of dollars we should have back in our pockets. All laundered or stolen. What kind of sub-humans keep aid from people in need after it has been given, constently blaming the US? What kind of people live on that island?

          If you have been here for thirty years, you are welcome too assess your own success of participation in making the US better. Everyone living in the US has the duty to make the US better, or remain in PR and make Puerto Rico better.

          I am a PA, CT, NY yankee with a history of my family fighting for these colonies and the Union since 1743.

          Sick and tired of paying taxes in the US, only to see it wasted on places and people beyond Americans.

          Enough.

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        • loisplane says:

          duchess – add me to your list next to your husband and daughters.

          Liked by 1 person

        • mac says:

          You bastards showed your “patriotism,” or, to be precise, your lack thereof, with your forcing the U.S. Navy to abandon using half of Vieques as its gunnery testing area. When the U.S. Government closed Roosevelt Roads in response, I laughed and thought you stupid Ricans got just what you deserved. Your island is a craphole, and it’s because of the people on it, just like Somalia is a craphole because of the people there. I’ve been to Rico numerous times and seen what Ricans have done with their island. Your people are dirty, lazy, criminally minded, don’t have a clue about how to maintain infrastructure and expect someone else to fix their problems. You’re America’s Third World, and all your island does is take. You bring nothing to the table but an appetite. As for you, did you come to the mainland because you got tired of having to have “rape gates” protecting every bedroom?

          The best thing that ever happened to Rico was to have Uncle Sugar take it over. Well, those days are coming to a close. Your island is neither wanted or needed, and that goes double for your people. The sooner you lot are cut loose to be on your own, and your thieving hands cut off from robbing the American treasury, the better for us. What happens to you people after independence doesn’t concern me in the slightest.

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          • Your Tour Guide says:

            Been there twice. Just on cruises. The one thing that
            jumped out at me both times was the level of street crime.

            And, this was just an observation from driving from the
            airport to the Cruise Ship dock. You drive past miles and
            miles of subsidized, brightly painted 4-5 story apartments.

            Louvers on the windows against hurricanes. Also burglar
            bars. On every floor including the 5th. The level of break
            ins has to be astounding.

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          • theduchessofkitty says:

            I had nothing to do with that. In fact, my family and I opposed that scam the Socialists/Democrats were pulling with the people of Vieques.

            I was raised in the Northeastern coast, near Roosevelt Roads. I knew people who worked there, lived there, shopped there, and even went to school there. The people who worked there and lived there also went to church with us. The people who were always giving the Army/Navy there grief were all pro-Independence/Socialists/Cuban allies. None of us wanted to do anything to do with it. There was a FALN terrorist attack at the Army Recruitment Center in my hometown, merely blocks from my elementary school.

            There were barely anyone dead due to anything happening in Vieques. It took one accident – one errant bomb and one unfortunate soul – for the Socialists in Vieques to out the hornets’ nest there. They knew that if Vieques was left alone by the Navy, Roosevelt Roads would close – and the entire Eastern region of the island would sink into a depression. They knew it – and didn’t care. They’d rather see people starve than to see them with jobs as a result of a huge base there.

            They saw the people leaving the region and the island after Rosie closed down. None of them mourned their job losses or the loss of what used to be their lives there. Socialists don’t care. They are a tiny minority in the island – but they scream the loudest. Squeaky wheel and all that. I hated those Socialists, and I still do. They are opportunists. Users. Thieves.

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          • theduchessofkitty says:

            Besides, you hate us so much, you don’t even see the many of us who have contributed to America in many ways.

            I have had relatives in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, NYPD (my brother). We work, pay taxes, and take kids to the same schools as the rest of the people. Many married into other American families. I married into a family which has been here since the Mayflower and the foundation of CT.

            Not a single member of my family takes welfare. Not a single generation. None. If anything, we are proud of being Americans.

            And we absolutely hate what the politicians have done in PR. Frankly, I’d prefer if all of them were arrested, processed and tried in Gitmo or some other place while the Army takes over the island the way it was after 1898, when Spain ceded the island. It was Army controlled for eighteen months. Afterwards, it went to civilian rule. I bet you with the Army in charge, the drug trafficking would grind to a halt.

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          • theduchessofkitty says:

            I came here for college. Blame my husband for my staying here.

            Funny. He has been told a couple of times, “You had the pick of so many American girls, why did you marry a Puerto Rican?” Almost twenty-five years later, many have had to shut up.

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  6. Rick Henke says:

    Odd how democrats and corruption are so closely tied…

    Liked by 14 people

  7. dcnnc says:

    At the direction of the Democrats, Puerto Rican officials hid the aid so Democrats could score political points against POTUS. That’s what we have here isn’t it?

    Liked by 5 people

  8. bulwarker says:

    Sickening, and yet the victims will STILL vote Democrat.

    Liked by 12 people

  9. luke says:

    I wonder why in the hell they are sandbagging it for? I assume to get more $ so the politicians can pocket some of it before it is used to pay for more supplies? We shouldn’t give any country money IMO. Only humanitarian supplies and/or weapons (if friendly).

    Liked by 5 people

    • keeler says:

      1) Money from resale on the black market.

      2) Power. When you have control over how much, when, and even if, a person’s family eats, you own that person. The ability to distribute, and hold back, life-sustaining aid is ultimate power.

      Liked by 6 people

      • dd_sc says:

        2.a – Cache of supplies to make sure the police/military get taken care of during next emergency.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Pale rider says:

        And think about that going on here in an emergency. Who wants civil war? I want to know who controls our emergency supplies, water, food?

        Liked by 1 person

        • Sherri Young says:

          You do.

          Liked by 1 person

        • LafnH20 says:

          Excellent question, Pale rider.

          Most excellent!

          We all know the answer to that…
          “It’s a big club; and WE AIN’T in it!!”

          My parents also grew up in the depression. Heard stories of how my Grandfather did the growin’ and the huntin’, and Grandma did the jar’n’ (Preserving). Their “clothes closet” pantries were life savers. Literally!

          Fine skills to have.. should “Times get hard!”

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          • bluenova1971 says:

            In Alerbamy, “jar’n” is called “canning”.

            Liked by 1 person

          • Pale rider says:

            I came to Oklahoma in the early seventies and saw a few of those old timers in action. Dinner meat was what was available to shoot and our neighbor ate buzzard on several occasions. I learned a lot from those old folks.
            We purchased the ‘fox fire’ books after reading them from the library a few times and learned invaluable lessons in medicine and survival, which was an everyday thing. People just don’t know hard times in the country, it’s not like a city or even town. It’s rough, id do it again though.
            We lived in the river in the summer. ‘Camped’ out in fields all over, which was a pickup truck with a blanket in the back or if it rained underneath. Ate fish we caught from wherever.
            Worked like grown men at thirteen splitting wood, sometimes all night in peanut fields or hauling hay before a storm.
            Makes me laugh now, people crying at the sky about an election.
            And by the way, girls were working right beside us boys on many occasions and they were real girls no fake ones crying for attention. We took them to the movies and were honored, blessed to have a girl working with us. Took your mind off the bad parts, as women and girls do.
            Stealing from Rutger Hauer, “gone like tears in the rain”.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Hoarding it for the Select. Few. when the next disaster starts.

      Great for Bribery, too, when you’ve gone a week w/ no food or water and no way to get any.

      These gov officials are not compassionate people. They’re ruthless and heartless.

      Liked by 7 people

    • WSB says:

      Well, if that entire warehouse has not been sold out in the last two years…maybe it was just fodder to make President Trump look bad.

      No one is making a dime if no merchandise has been moved…right?

      Liked by 1 person

  10. CNN_sucks says:

    Wow. This should go viral and sent the video to every demon rats who supported their PR comrades. Arrest them all.

    Liked by 9 people

  11. burginthorn says:

    At the start of the video a sticker on one of the crates says “FEMA Not For Resale” which immediately makes me suspicious. Has this aid already been sold and this is where its new owner has stored it?

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Charlie says:

    Once again Trump was right

    Liked by 8 people

  13. MNBV says:

    Puerto Rico is the 3rd world, you expected what else?
    The canal is the reason the US is prepared to be scammed, after all it’s only taxpayer’s money….
    Govt aid should be accompanied by US military or State Dept distribution supervision….you don’t like that, don’t take the aid. Easy peecy.

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    • A2 says:

      It’s a thread by DawsonSField on :
      New indictment as they drain the Swamp in Puerto Rico!

      Former PR education secretary indicted for bribery & fraud while gettting rich as a ‘consultant’.

      #ButNothingsHappening

      “ Puerto Rico is serving as a test case for Swamp draining tactics. Even better, since much of the money comes from the Feds, the corruption all connects back to the Swamp on the Potomac! Some connected to disaster relief.”

      Read the thread above

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      • annieoakley says:

        For heaven’s sake there is a Ukraine corruption connection directly to the corruption in PR.

        Liked by 5 people

        • MelH says:

          And in the link above, there are 13 similar corruptions’ headlines. Supposedly Our President is on to some, if not all, of them. Too bad some of the Democrat Bloggers on Word Press are so immune to stories about corruption. I would like an investigation of every Republican Congressperson who “retired” before the 2018 elections. Looming exposure, perhaps? Looming exposure caused Hunter Biden to let go of at least one of his money pots recently, but I didn’t see any discussion of it, which seems odd, considering he is a figure in the faux Impeachment now.

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          • Your Tour Guide says:

            Mel H:

            Agree wholeheartedly. And, if some of them get exposed,
            it’s a big “so what??”. Not for the exposure: that’s a good thing.

            The fact that they are not in office means that they can’t pull
            out the “Trump hurt me because of what I’m doing in congress”
            card. So, the linchpin/ keystone of some of the corruption we’ve
            heard about starts being investigated. All of which occurred PRIOR
            to Trump. Can’t blame it on him. The big “so what” would be that
            it doesn’t fit into the narrative, so it can’t be used to harm Trump.

            They’ll try, but no one will believe them.

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  14. Sammy Hains says:

    Democrat officials will do anything to try to damage President Trump and Republicans, including letting their constituents suffer and die.

    Blaming Trump is all that matters to them.
    They put politics before people.

    Liked by 5 people

  15. InAz says:

    For Communists……the ends justify the means.

    Anything to make President Trump and his supporters ( and Conservatives in general ) look bad.

    Liked by 5 people

  16. Magabear says:

    Look at all that free stuff corrupt PR politicians got from US taxpayers! Gives you that warm fuzzy feeling inside. 😠

    Another reason why I’m always hesitant to donate money to “humanitarian” causes when I don’t know who is distributing that aid.

    Liked by 9 people

    • LafnH20 says:

      Passed a brightly lite electronic billboard the other day, Magabear. Right here in the good ole USA.

      “Help Oz” it sez.

      Don’t get me wrong, Australia is in need of help; and my heart and prayers go out to them.
      What makes it sooooo insane is that directly below the “brightly lite electronic billboard” was a tent city for the homeless.

      No mention on the “brightly lite electronic billboard”… of them or their plight.

      Charity begins at home… my Grandma always said.

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  17. Got243kids says:

    They even make a mockery of our kindness. Sickening.

    Liked by 11 people

  18. Miklos says:

    “Puerto Rico’s former education secretary, others arrested in federal fraud probe
    Former education secretary Julia Keleher and five others have been arrested on charges of steering federal money to unqualified, politically connected contractors.”

    Party and political affiliation I will leave as an exercise for the reader.

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  19. TradeBait says:

    You know there is a whole lot more to this and you know it ain’t good. I’m ready to bring back the gallows in the public square for all to see.

    Liked by 8 people

  20. Sad and sickening!! Shame on these people!!

    Cant wait to see how the MSM spins this!!

    Liked by 2 people

  21. sunnydaze says:

    Was just coming here to post this. Not surprised At. All. Puerto ricans living in the U.S. said that they’re relatives in P.R. were NOT recieving supplies they sent after Maria. Assumption was the Gov. was hoarding them.

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/puerto-ricos-emergency-services-director-fired-warehouse-discovered/story?id=68374426

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  22. tommyd22 says:

    Don’t be so sure the Governor isn’t in on it as well. The firing could be just a CYA on her part..

    Liked by 10 people

    • TarsTarkas says:

      She wasn’t governor during Hurricane Maria. That would have been Nevares. She seems to be interested in cleaning up the corruption left over from HM and elsewhere, if you trust Wiki. Also is pro independence.

      WordPress won’t accept unusual characters, so cannot provide a link. Look up list of governors of Puerto Rico she is the last one.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_governors_of_Puerto_Rico

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      • At a minimum, Gov. Nevares turned a blind eye toward the relief non-effort. I believe the Mayor was also in on it.

        PDJT knew what happened, he kept warning Gov. and Mayor. May pics showed containers and pallets on the San Juan docks for months. Enough complaints and they hid the supplies to warehouses.

        Then there was the electrical contractor who did the initial survey and has built in terrain like PR who was fired and replaced by friend of a friend of a friend,,,well you get the picture.

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  23. Roni says:

    That’s why citizens are so disgusted with government programs; there’s no monitoring or accountability for how money is spent. How about releasing aid in increments, and when each is accounted for, another is released, and so on.
    I’ll bet some private relief agencies, like Samaritan’s Purse, the Mormons, do a better job monitoring than the federal govt.
    When you read the recent WaPo expose citing the waste during the war in Afghanistan, it’s appalling.

    Liked by 6 people

    • CNN_sucks says:

      Yeah, and Bernie Sanders and his idiot zombies cult followers think that the solution is government. If Sanders wins it will be Mao and cultural revolution 2.0 on turbo.

      Liked by 2 people

    • MelH says:

      Samaritan’s Purse sends their people with the supplies. It’s a Billy and Franklin Graham enterprise you can count on. Their people not only distribute the supplies, they stay and help rebuild and supply medical help as well. They wear garb that identifies them and the trucks distributing are well-marked, so you can see them in action in news photos usually meant to focus on something else.

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      • mom4tomic says:

        I agree and witnessed their work in Fairdale, IL.

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      • Pale rider says:

        These legitimate organizations all pool together. If one has the transportation and another the food they team up. If one is established say in Haiti then they use that point of contact.
        A brother in Christ runs a ministry like this and I catch little blips from him.
        Another truth, tons and tons of food go to waste daily in America and if a group is legitimate and has transportation they get all they need or want. Places want it out of the way and if you can take it they load you up. He gives me stuff from time to time he has to get rid of or maybe is just really good. Football we got a pallet of power aid a couple weeks out of date. Fresh Fruit, bread, soap, kitty litter all just tossed, by the truckload. Getting to the people is not so easy.

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  24. I only made it about 2 1/2 minutes in before my blood pressure got to high.
    Spanish speaking Treepers able to give a brief translation of what he is saying to the video especially when he turns the camera around and speaks directly to it? I can guess what my choice words may be but I dont like to assume.

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  25. Somebody's Gramma says:

    It makes me sick at my stomach, for the people of Puerto Rico, and for the American taxpayers. Basically, we blow money out our collective A$$eS to provide aid to corrupt governments, all over the world. We aren’t helping people who need help. We just fund terrorists, human traffickers, cartels, etc. I honestly wish we could just stop the aid altogether until a thorough audit of every freakin’ dime is done. There’s been many times in my life where keeping the lights on, and food on the table, was incredibly difficult. Yes, I always worked like a dog and paid taxes. I have watched my children do the same. They go without to help other people through their tax dollars. We aren’t doing anyone any favors. We are just feeding the beast. And the Demo-Communists want to impeach the President for calling out corruption. Our world is upside down folks. This is a huge disgrace!

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  26. What were they doing with it? If it has been there since 2017

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  27. Bob says:

    If it wasn’t for corruption there wouldn’t be a Puerto Rico. When they privatize the electric utilities, that would be a good start. That’s where the money from Congress is distributed….unfortunately, no much of it goes to the power stations.

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  28. WES says:

    The only reason PR is getting more money is to feed into the Dem’s money laundromat!

    Same for the Ukraine!

    Liked by 7 people

  29. warrenjay13 says:

    Gov Como was just there for his winter recess photo ops on the NYS credit card. Sickening.

    Liked by 3 people

  30. Athena the Warrior says:

    Just had it out with a few liberals the other day who tried blaming PDJT about PR aid.

    Liked by 5 people

  31. TwoLaine says:

    Where is Luis Gutiérrez? Last I knew he was headed for Puerto Rico. A corrupt man in a corrupt commonwealth, what can possibly go wrong?

    Liked by 6 people

    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Funny you should mention that human
      byproduct of the digestive process. Remember
      how he flew down to PR so he could give Mayor
      McSleeze her Trump bashing T-shirt to wear on
      TV? How there would have been NO way possible
      for her to have gotten it otherwise, as Puerto Rico
      was at a standstill?

      What’s he been up to. I’m sure whatever he’s doing
      he’s consistent. Waste of human flesh in congress,
      waste of blood, corpuscles, oxygen, carbon dioxide
      in whatever future scam he comes across.

      Why can’t at least some of these horrible people
      give up breathing for the sake of humanity?

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    • mopar2016 says:

      Guiterrez has spent decades trying to turn Illinois into a dump like Puerto Rico.
      Typical Illinois politician.

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  32. Gov Jay says:

    Wonder how much of this emergency aid has been sold on the black market already?…

    Liked by 1 person

  33. And they want to be the 51st state?

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  34. fema not for sale basically says it is aid supplies.to be given away.

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  35. ADDgolfer says:

    “I would estimate the size of the warehouse around 200,000 sq ft (minimum) based on video and exterior truck bays.” 😶
    The average Costco covers 144,500 sq ft, the largest store is currently 205,000 sq ft
    200,00 sq ft covers a tad under 4.5 acres 😮

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  36. Perot Conservative says:

    From the look of some of the pallets, some folks are coming in, using it as their little stash.

    The huge cost of NGO’s transporting in meals is another issue … everybody has to be paid, room for graft, theft, misuse.

    What other stashes exist? This isn’t illegality by 1 or 2 people.

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    • GB Bari says:

      “This isn’t illegality by 1 or 2 people.”

      Correct. A lot of people knew about it yet it continued to exist for 2 1/2 years? That requires a LOT of corruption, intimidation, coercion, ….fear.

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    • hoghead says:

      There have to be a lot of people in on this. And another question, how was it kept quiet for so long? All of the warehousemen, truckers and .gov types who had to know about this/these facilities, and NO ONE dropped a dime all this time?

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  37. markmurraybooks says:

    Why is anyone shocked? Things have been in the news for a while now that give glimpses of where the corruption is deep. You think Ukraine was the only country funneling money to Democrats?

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bill-clinton-unveils-projects-to-aid-puerto-rico-caribbean-in-wake-of-deadly-hurricanes/

    Just one small blip about how the Clinton Foundation is tied to Puerto Rico and the aid that goes there. Does anyone think the Clinton Foundation is really there to “help”? Maybe to “help” themselves to some of the billions of US dollars going to Puerto Rico.

    Why do you think the Dems are back against the wall right now? All their corruption could start coming to light because they can’t control President Trump. We only see tip of the iceberg in the news. Russia, Ukraine, China, Iran. Small blips of a much, much larger radar picture.

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  38. CountryDoc says:

    What would be the motivation for not distributing it? Keep it for military supplies? Set up to blame someone else? Use for bribe/coercion?

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  39. CountryDoc says:

    What would be the motivation for not distributing it? Keep it for military supplies? Set up to blame someone else? Use for bribe/coercion?

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  40. Blind no longer says:

    What makes this even more rich, is tha Nancy Pelosi started the President Trump is withholding aid to the people of Puerto Rico after the devastating earthquake! She had the balls to start with this crap during her little impeachment press conference!
    Sickening! In my opinion, a coordinated effort to withhold supplies to make President Trump look bad and swindle the tax payers for more aid.
    There must be a deal with the DNC and these corrupt officials to pocket some of that money!

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  41. Buzzsaw says:

    I’m trying to think about what Trump has done about corruption. Nothing?

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    • annieoakley says:

      Should President Trump start doing something about corruption in DC? or PR? I think Ocasio Cortez claims to be discriminated against in NY because ‘her people’ Puerto Ricans, are targeted by Police.

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  42. WSB says:

    Why are we sending PR money for this earthquake?

    At :32 there is a half wall shown in the middle of this column-free space. What the heck is on the other side?

    Liked by 3 people

    • GB Bari says:

      Anyone’s guess. Could well be a multi-tenant warehouse and that half wall is their half-azz way of creating a demising wall. It looked kind of temporary but the video was too shaky and never focused clearly on the wall itself.

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  43. WSB says:

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  44. Fannie says:

    http://www.floppingaces.net/2017/09/29/how-hillary-clinton-crippled-the-puerto-rican-relief-effort/

    Closing our base sure makes it easier for another power to get in someday.

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    • GB Bari says:

      I have a two VERY close relatives whose lives were completely upended by the closure of that base.
      Vieques was a “manufactured crisis.”
      Where have we seen that before / lately?

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      • You mean manufactured from the drone that hit the deserted side of the island where the guy who was allegedly injured 2 years later denied that he was injured by the drone.

        Our work (US Navy) was completely upended by the closure along with many locals. Some estimates as high as 15,000.

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  45. WSB says:

    Whose warehouse is this? FEMA? Or PR’s? Enough Colman stoves for hundreds?

    Can we just stop this farce right now? Enough bleeding already.

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    • sundance says:

      Go slow through that video and look at what they actually have.

      There’s millions in there.

      A triple stack of D-cell batteries alone is close to $100k

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      • WSB says:

        This is shocking. Is this a Puerto Rican government warehouse?

        So many pallets of every type of imaginable item. So, this is all slow black market sales?

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      • MIKE says:

        I did just that. I saw pallets of 4 packs of midland model er310. Hand crank/battery/solar powered.
        NOAA weather, AM/FM, flashlight with beacon and canine alert whistle. 70 bucks apop. On…
        Amazon.
        Funny thing, the add had sort of a disclaimer at the bottom ; “This item sold as new and unopened.”
        Is this bezos’ laundromat?

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      • bkrg2 says:

        I have been i a few warehouses and agree with your estimates on size.
        Even conservative estimates of 100,000 sqft. Thats at least 6000 single stack pallet positions

        Something as cheap as a pallet of bottle water is at least $150 retail. So at the very minimum, at least $1 million sitting in this warehouse. Factor in the stoves, propane, diapers, etc plus double and triple stacking. There is easily $15 million dollars hoarded in this video.

        Shocking that President Trump was right again regarding PR corruption

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  46. Sue says:

    This is sickening to see. I suspect that this isn’t the only warehouse holding such goods.

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Just for jollies, I looked up the population of Peurto Rico
      in 2016, the year before the Hurricane. 3.4 million. Of course,
      some of the aid managed to be distributed, or we’d have heard
      stories about pandemic starvation. But 200,000 square feet
      worth of supplies would only manage to cover a small percentage
      of 3.4 million. So, I think that, unfortunately, Sue, you are probably
      right.

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      • WSB says:

        How many Puerto Ricans have been transported to US shores, due to lack of supplies? Was that transportation attempting to turn Florida? Am I going crazy?

        Why does all of this seem to be part of an American genocide?

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        • Blind no Longer says:

          I’d say you are spot on WSB. Dem voter redistribution plan. You’re not going crazy…you’re just thinking like the Left does.

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          • Your Tour Guide says:

            WSB: You are right on the money.

            My son has been to Orlando twice over the last few years.
            The friends he travels down there with are from Barbados.
            So he’s staying in lower end areas. Orlando is flooded with
            Peurto Ricans, according to him. My son has friends from
            all over the globe. Can’t say what he thinks about persons
            from Peurto Rico. He got assaulted by a crazed P.R. mom
            last trip. Skate boarded too close to her little angel, and
            she walked up and hit my son in the face.

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  47. EggsX1 says:

    This video is only showing the stolen relief supplies that haven’t been sold yet. Imagine how many supplies there must have been in October 2017. They’ve had over two years to resell the goods.

    I can only hope that there is some way to know who was accessing this warehouse. Nobody will be coming by to pick up ‘load’ anymore.

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  48. jus wundrin says:

    Puerto Rican corruption, or was it another failed plan to make President Trump look bad?

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