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. annieoakley says:

    . First 91B for a hurricaine and that relief is tucked away. So another 100B for earthquakes? the island was set to become bankrupt until Mittens Romney decided to buy their debt and get the US taxpayer to secure the loans.

    Liked by 16 people

  2. Chris in Australia says:

    You Guys can bundle all that stuff up and send it down here to Australia to help the people out here that were burnt out with the fires.
    Obviously that mob didn’t need it !

    Liked by 34 people

    • Chris in Australia says:

      I feel sick to my stomach to see that !
      I’ll just point out, for those that are unfamiliar of the way things are down here, out of sight, out of mind.
      The recent fires in Australia were at least 12 times larger than the California fires you just had, according a report I read on “Zero-Hedge”.
      We never get any help from anywhere, too far away, except some volunteer fire fighters flew down with a couple of helicopters, and we hired a couple of fire fighting aircraft. Just the delivery of those aircraft cost us a fortune. No free-bees for us.
      The last time we had help was the Battle of the Coral Sea, 1942 to 1945.
      To see a Billion Dollars just wasted, and more to go on the earthquake, when the needy go wanting, just makes me sick.
      I would not give them another Cent !

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      • TonyE says:

        Fire wise…. didn’t the Oz environazis hold up proper forest management for decades?

        In nature, forests need periodic fires. If you don’t, then you end up with way too way many small trees and sick forests. Then, when you get a real fire it quickly goes out of control.

        This is what happens in the US West. I believe this is what is happening in Oz today.

        Aussies need their guns and rational forest management.

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        • jeff montanye says:

          the australian government told its citizens they would get ten years in jail if they watched or shared the new zealand (hoax) mosque shooting video. so there’s that.

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        • wlbeattie says:

          Sadly we have neither!
          Greenies and the Socialist Left killed off both!

          The indigenous Aboriginals have used periodic “burning off” for thousands of years.
          It preserved the Fauna and allowed the Flora to get the heat that many trees need to germinate their seeds.

          What can I say other than “𝑮𝒍𝒐𝒃𝒂𝒍 𝑾𝒂𝒓𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑨𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒎𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒌𝒆𝒓𝒔” …
          ICYMI: so are Socialists and most Greenies!

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      • wlbeattie says:

        Chris, the #US usually sends Fire Fighters to help, just as we send ours to help them in the #US .
        I read recently that #Canada also sends Fire Fighters – but I can’t personally corroborate that!

        Cheers
        Will from Melbourne – no ya’ dill – Ausslieland not friggin’ Florida!

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      • Not discounting your frustration with the waste and corruption when people need assistance and the assistance is a drop in a bucket for what is needed for your fires but I do know that Canada and Australia regularly send fire fighters to assist with each countries fires. Having opposite seasons does make that a bit easier.

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      • Not discounting your frustration with the waste and corruption when people need assistance and the assistance is a drop in a bucket for what is needed for your fires but I do know that Canada and Australia regularly send fire fighters to assist with each countries fires. Having opposite seasons does make that a bit easier.

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      • WSB says:

        And while we are on it, let’s take down the moslem arsonists. The US sent down teams of firefighters…sorry they need to be involved in cleaning up a moslem jihadi scheme.

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        • Judith says:

          Unfortunately, these Australian fires are simply another cautionary tale as to why the UN’s Climate Emergency scams and Open Borders “Pact” are an abomination.

          Herding populations is the name of the game. Cue the Agenda 21 greenie ghouls who create *tinderbox* forests and other manufactured environmental crises. The ends always justifies the means.

          Bleeding hearts who blindly forgive their schemes need to do some serious soul-searching. Globalists bent on destroying the USA and all free nations, have *not* relinquished their Totalitarian ambitions.

          It will only get worse.

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    • AusLiz says:

      Excellent suggestion Chris in Aussie. If I know the treeper readers they will probably agree. All so tragic and soo many of the fires were deliberately lit not just by arsonisits but by the greenie councils that have opposed back burning etc.. Hope you are not affected personally. We have been lucky and missed them here in Tassie.

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    • bayoukiki says:

      You’ve got my vote!!!!

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  3. trapper says:

    To give you a point of reference, the bigger Walmarts, not the giant ones but the large big box ones, average about 100,000 square feet. This is twice that.

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  4. Rileytrips says:

    Our tax dollars at work (sarc)!

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  5. Texian says:

    This is plain theft.. Stolen from the American people.. Stolen by an agency..

    This is a top down issue.. in yet another corrupt agency.. and the perps are never caught.. because it’s another agency’s duty to be the watchdog.. but is in on the scheme and as corrupted as they all are..

    If the supplies didn’t reach their intended destination.. the people.. then there’s no need for the agency in the first place.. right..

    They are all in.. scheming and fleecing the American People.. and the Uniparty are their corporate officers..

    This now makes it a tip top down issue..

    Fourth Turning..

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    • Austin Holdout says:

      The stuff was also stolen from the PR people who probably sorely needed it during the last 2 years. I wonder how much of the food has perished. It’s sickening to look right in the face of greed that would allow a person to withhold items that cost them nothing from their fellow citizens in need.

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  6. starfcker says:

    Whenever you see a story like this, it’s not important whether the aid got out or not. What’s important is who ended up with the 91 billion dollars. The cash. The dinero. The 91,000 million dollars.

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  7. DeWalt says:

    Imagine how often this happens with American aid around the world. This is just a microcosm of a larger problem. Americans are taken advantage of then ridiculed.

    Liked by 22 people

    • Austin Holdout says:

      And rightly so (ridicule). Our corruptocrats dont care what foreign aid costs us as long as they get their “fair share”.

      Liked by 5 people

    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      People / Agencies have been doing this for years and getting away with it.

      Look at what they did to the Native American Indians.

      “You stay where we tell you, don’t hunt, don’t fish, we will feed you”

      Thousands starved to death.
      Agencies stole the food, blankets, medical supplies, supposed to go to the Indians.

      Thousands died.

      No mayor or small fry took this $91 billion.

      Someone high up got their hands on that. The stuff in the warehouses was a small payment for the cover up.

      Same with the cash for Iran and the Ukraine.
      It’s all set up for the “big boys”

      “Hey John, How did you do on the PR hurricane?”
      “Not too good, just a couple million”.
      “We’re waiting for the next hurricane to correct our errors”

      “You want in?”…..”Vote against the wall”

      Yep……..been going on for a long time…..Until they start hangin people

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  8. Be very very interesting to follow this one as it unfolds…..they have 48hrs to investigate, so hopefully we will hear more and maybe the big mouth bitchacho Carmen who talked so much smack about Trump refusing them aid – will get her come-uppance.

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    • Guyver1 says:

      I strongly suspect that her and her fellow communist buddies may have been the ones behind hiding those supplies (and only God knows how many other warehouses are full of hidden supplies) in order to try to make President Trump look bad 😠😡😠.

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  9. Bunch of Corrupt Racist puerto Government criticizing about our president this that,

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  10. It’s infuriating that we allow our globalist puppets to piss away so much money to third world sh!tholes and otherwise that just gets stolen there or wasted… while a large percentage of the “middle class” literally struggles just to not have too much month at the end of the money.

    YOUR money should stay in YOUR control, and then we give what we want to who we want, if we want to at all. Look at the state of our union. I would say that ALL that money could and should be better spent here fixing the messes of people literally defecating in the streets of certain cities, tent cities in likely ALL democrap run cities, junkies on the sidewalks shooting heroin, etc… etc… etc…

    I’m sick of Americans being fleeced while these human scum “politicians” live like “royalty” while working for the globalist bankster psychopaths, not us, while passing out “aid” like candy since they will be taking the lion’s share of it in kickbacks when they aren’t too busy trying to impeach the first true Patriot to reside in the White House in decades.

    “Societies exist under three forms sufficiently distinguishable. 1. Without government, as among our Indians. 2. Under governments wherein the will of every one has a just influence, as is the case in England in a slight degree, and in our states in a great one. 3. Under governments of force: as is the case in all other monarchies and in most of the other republics. To have an idea of the curse of existence under these last, they must be seen. It is a government of wolves over sheep. It is a problem, not clear in my mind, that the 1st. condition is not the best.

    But I believe it to be inconsistent with any great degree of population. The second state has a great deal of good in it. The mass of mankind under that enjoys a precious degree of liberty and happiness. It has it’s evils too: the principal of which is the turbulence to which it is subject. But weigh this against the oppressions of monarchy, and it becomes nothing.

    Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery). Even this evil is productive of good. It prevents the degeneracy of government, and nourishes a general attention to the public affairs. I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.1 Unsuccesful rebellions indeed generally establish the incroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions, as not to discourage them too much. It is a medecine necessary for the sound health of government.” – Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, Paris, January 30, 17872

    I pray President Trump is able to bring about such full rebellion with our assistance as is sorely and so obviously needed in our more than corrupt nation where the tyranny of politicians is occulted as if non-existent. But exist it does and it must end.

    TLDR, whatever… sorry to rant on, so rant off.

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    • H.R. says:

      No need to apologize and that was not a rant.

      That was a scathing indictment of the corruptocrats we need to get busy ousting from their positions. If we can add some punishment and can claw back some of the money, well that wouldn’t hurt either.

      You speak for multitudes, TheHumanCondition.

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      • Rhi says:

        Yup, the ‘corruptocrats’ appear to be legion, all sucking off the teat of us hard working stiffs, pissing our hard earned sweat labor away and enriching themselves. Reminds me who they are in allegiance with:

        John 10:10
        “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

        King James Version (KJV)

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    • Roland Woltman says:

      Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem

      Not a rant at all!
      How would you feel about all those that serve the people who work for us in DC be forced to show their finances as they served?

      I know the military industrial complex would surely spend billions to keep that from passing, but if enough on both sides pushed for it, maybe, just maybe…

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  11. Sherri Young says:

    Natalie Jeresko, the current Executive Director of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico used to be the Minister of Finance in Ukraine. She was granted Ukrainian citizenship the day she took that job in Ukraine. She also is a member of the Atlantic Council and the World Economic Forum.

    “Ms. Jaresko, who was appointed by President Trump, is little better than her Obama-appointed predecessors. She continually looks to benefit herself financially ahead of the people she has been tasked with helping. Before becoming minister of finance, Ms. Jaresko, who was born in Chicago, ran a $150 million regional fund called Western NIS Enterprise Fund, a U.S. government-funded investment fund run through the U.S. Agency for International Development.

    During her tenure she collected $1.77 million in bonuses in 2013 despite being limited to a compensation of $150,000. She and her colleagues claimed these bonuses through a loophole allowing them to pull money from the fund’s profits, enriching themselves by claiming money generated from U.S. taxpayers’ dollars while avoiding any personal financial risks.

    She’s certainly not leading by example. In 2016, the median household income for Puerto Rico was $20,078, so Ms. Jaresko’s salary of $625,000 means she makes just over 31 times more than the average person she is charged with helping.”

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/25/puerto-ricos-problem-is-a-lack-of-leadership/

    That article was two years ago. Search on her name. Ugh. She seems to have dealt with Eric Ciaramella too. Louie Gohmert was called a loon (again) for his questioning of her a few months ago, so you can guess he was on the right path (again).

    https://patriotsandprogressives.com/index.php/2019/10/22/huh-gop-rep-gohmert-introduces-new-conspiracy-into-congressional-record/

    From Ukraine to Puerto Rico. Sounds like the corruption olympics.

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  12. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “President Trump was correct:”

    The demonRATS are off their “corrupt game” (/sarc – this is serious) this weekend because they have not spun up a reason (yet) to somehow blame President Trump for this.

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  13. sunnydaze says:

    Can somebody tell me *why* we are still tied w/ P.R.?

    Is it for purposes of some kind of military stop gap, or tax haven, or what????

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  14. Lady K says:

    Not sure if all Walgreen’s doing this, but I was at my local Walgreen’s yesterday – Kissimmee, FL and before completing my purchase the clerk asks if I want to donate to the hurricane victims of Puerto Rico. I declined, but the customer ahead of me had said yes. Clerk added his donation to final total on the register.

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  15. A 48 hour investigation means that the governor of Puerto Rico knows exactly what happened and doesn’t want anyone else to know. I think it’s high time that we find out just who is getting rich off all the foreign aid we hand out. If the truth comes out, it would cause a revolution in this country. Because I guarantee you that there are a lot of politicians and their families, most of them right here in our country, that would be strung up from the nearest lamppost.

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  16. WSB says:

    Those are Midland ER310 Crank Radios there at about 2:53.

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  17. MIKE says:

    I’d guess they sold out of generators after a coupla three months. Didn’t see one.

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  18. gymcy81 says:

    Is anyone surprised?

    ( it is progressive (mis)run… a neighbor of Haiti… )

    And yes, some remember the U.S. disaster aid, Congress funding battles (and the dems wanting to use the media to show / politicize that the U.S. (trump) supposedly did not care about PR – if U.S. funding was reduced) ….
    It was increased, not reduced.

    And now, some see the rest of the story… (the dems do not care about fleecing the U.S. taxpayers – behind the scenes – and it is far, far, from the first time. They can mis-create political reason(s) for it to re-occur…. )

    See the results of the 1979 Dept. of (mis) Education…
    We went from No. 1 or 2 in the world in education in the 70’s,
    to currently not even in the top 20.
    (40 years of incremental, relative, deterioration(s), yet, the U.S. spends the most, by far…. )

    And yes, truly,
    thanks to the current administration for taking steps to restore the (1st Amendment) legality of prayer in public schools.

    imho

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  19. allhail2 says:

    Have Navy transports lined up at the port on Mon morning with Marine logistics teams on board. Load OUR stuff up, bid PR vaya con Dios, and put the hammer down back to the US.

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  20. Yancey Ward says:

    Eh, it’s only a large warehouse- very easy to misplace those things. [/sarc]

    Liked by 2 people

  21. dufrst says:

    Time to cut Puerto Rico loose. They need to become independent.

    Liked by 7 people

  22. hawkins6 says:

    sundance–Great work keeping this despicable corruption story going with the CTH Twitter thread.

    Liked by 6 people

  23. OmegaManBlue says:

    Who owns the warehouse?

    Liked by 3 people

    • Guyver1 says:

      The government of Puerto Rico. See my detailed, extensive post about it on the next page. It will make your blood boil. The Ponce headquarters of the agency involved is only 155 feet away from the warehouse- direct line of sight!!!😡😡😡

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  24. todayistheday99 says:

    That female POS talk show host, Pat Thurston, on 810 am San Francisco owes the world a huge apology.

    Liked by 4 people

  25. iwasthere says:

    Next time we do a bail out – we need to insist on reorganization like State and get ride of the old Spanish colonial Open Council (Consejo abierto), or city based fiefdom system. Probably not a cure, but I might help with corruption in the short term. Of course, read the Flint papers and we’re just as bad with the Government money.

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  26. Blase Bauer says:

    What are the betting odds on an apology being given to Trump by these P.O.S. democrats in Puerto Rico?

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  27. Mike in a Truck says:

    And this is shocking? It’s what happens when Corrupt Communist Democrat Retards run things.No efenn way should PR be allowed statehood. Cut em loose.

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  28. Rynn69 says:

    So, the question is was this DELIBERATE to make PDJT look bad . . . perpetrated by the Democrats? Unless you have been on a deserted island the last 3 years, you know the Democrats have completely exposed themselves for the anti-American, hateful, fascist, tyrannical socialists they are who could care a wit about any American citizen.

    The real puzzle is why would anyone still vote for a Democrat – ever.

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    • Guyver1 says:

      Rynn, that is also what I believe. This was done on purpose to try to make President Trump look bad. I strongly suspect the communist Yulin and her buddies 😠😡😠. Will we ever find out? The swamp is even deeper there than over here. That was one of the reasons I left in 1977, I could see what was coming 😟.

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Ok, this is just a gut feeling. Don’t think that Yulin
        was the mastermind. I DO think that once she heard
        the plan she was all in on it. My own gut feeling?
        Luis However the Hell you spell his last name. Formerly
        from Ilinois.

        Always wondered why he decided to not run again.
        It’s remotely possible that the long arm of the law had
        something on him. But, think like a thief. Act like a thief.
        How many thefts go on while a distraction is occurring?
        Like an arson.

        Luis from Illinois’s M.O. is talking smack about how awful
        /intolerant the other side is, while taking everything that
        isn’t glued down in the background. Having something
        coming up like a useful devastating Hurricane in his old
        neighborhood would be right up his alley. To make it
        occur, the “right” people would have to be let in on the
        scam.

        Ever been around drug dealers, mobsters, petty thieves?
        They have an unerring sense of who to walk up to that’s
        like minded. Bad finds bad without half trying. Luis’ would
        have had no difficulty whatsoever finding people wired like
        him in Peurto Rico. He would have been like a kid in a
        candy shop, even compared to Illinois. And that says a lot.

        The other criminals? The press. For being so hell bent on
        making Trump look bad that they allowed indigent persons,
        children go without food and water after going through a
        hurricane. And losing what little they had.

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  29. taxpayer here says:

    Amazing how our duly elected President Trump gets proven correct over and over again. People simply need to listen and not be so anti…anything he does.

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  30. MfM says:

    Wow, Sundance made this statement bold “any others that exist “.

    So there are likely more. I’m curious about the security on this building. How could such a massive amount of stuff not been pilfered? I’m also curious how it made it’s way there and how many people knew about it.

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    • Guyver1 says:

      The building is only about 630 feet away from the shipping container unloading cranes at the port, and you can clearly see the building from the port. No way they just ‘forgot’ about it…

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      • MfM says:

        So hidden in plain sight. Since it was right by the port many people could have helped unload into it without thinking it was funny. Not hidden away, so security by obscurity.

        So who controls it/owns it?

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        • Guyver1 says:

          Found it, MfM, see my detailed post on the next page. It will blow your mind, especially how close their Ponce headquarters building is to the warehouse 😡😡😡.

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  31. bethabcd says:

    This news needs to get out to the general public, but with our FakeMedia that won’t happen. I hope President Trump posts this link in his Twitter account!

    He is unfairly maligned and slandered EVERY DAY! I’m glad he fights back and ridicules the press (using the Left’s Alinsky’s tactics against them) because now the press is losing credibility. Not fast enough though.

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  32. wodiej says:

    “Evil prevails when good people do nothing.”

    The Puerto Ricans and anyone else who is oppressed in their country needs to fight and be willing to make sacrifices to gain their freedom. And they will always have to fight to keep it. There will always be corruption in this world for the love of money. The US can give aid but we can’t give them their freedom. Only the citizens can do that.

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  33. RAC says:

    And yet PDJT gets criticized to the point of impeachment for temporarily withholding aid to Ukraine because of previous corruption.

    Liked by 2 people

  34. scrap1ron says:

    Socialist dark humor is like food, not everybody gets it.

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  35. Ploni says:

    POTUS called it correctly again!

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  36. We the people know says:

    October 13, 2017
    Who’s to Blame for the Mess in Puerto Rico?

    Alex Witoslawski, American Renaissance, October 4, 2017
    Not Donald Trump.
    Puerto Ricans are blaming President Trump for the fact that two weeks after Hurricane Maria, their island is still a mess: power outages, flooding, fuel shortages, spotty cell service, washed out bridges, roads blocked by fallen trees. But who is really to blame for the island’s paralysis?

    Consider this: Puerto Rico has a population of only 3.4 million but their elected government has run up a debt of over $70 billion and pension obligations of $50 billion. That’s more than $35,294 per resident and over 100 percent of GDP. Puerto Rico has already defaultedon a $58 million bond payment in 2016, due to its already-high taxes and unwillingness to cut government spending. It fell into crushing debt despite the $21 billion annually the island receives in aid from the United States, much of it spent on welfare programs such as Head Start, public housing, and food stamps. That’s over $6,000 per capita in federal welfare that the islanders consume. And due to the special status of the island, Puerto Ricans do not even pay federal income tax.

    Borrowing and US handouts sustained the welfare habits of the people, but Puerto Rico left its infrastructure embarrassingly outdated. According to the Los Angeles Times, Puerto Rico’s electrical grid is so starved of physical and human capital that it suffers from power outages four-to-five times the average—even in good weather. Puerto Rico also failed to invest in infrastructure to protect against flooding. The island has few floodwalls and dangerously weak dams—a dam on the island cracked following the hurricane, forcing the evacuation of more than 70,000 people.
    These problems were foreseeable and preventable, but liberals and Puerto Rican officials are blaming Donald Trump. Perhaps he is being too nice. Puerto Rico created its own problems; why should we be on the hook for them?
    http://thenewbostonteaparty.com/2017/10/puerto-rico-thanks-maria-for-exposing-the-welfare-island/

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  37. Due Gonzalez says:

    Another disgusting scheme to take down President Trump. I recall the crazed San Juan mayor vilifying President Trump and our media /s and Hollywood humping in with comments such as Riana’s regarding President Trump ‘you would never treat your own people like that’. They used this opportunity to brand President Trump a callous monster. That’s what this is about. And it works. I sat next to a woman on a plane who said she could not stand President Trump. She thought he was a despicable human being, she actually scrunched her face in disgust when she spoke of him. This is part of the never ending, nonstop onslaught against our President. A well funded purposeful propaganda attack against the President. Never let a good crisis go to waste even when millions suffer and many die as a result. The evil elites /s profit off their nefarious political deeds. Disgusting.

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  38. Guyver1 says:

    Fellow treepers, I am very familiar with the area where the warehouse is located. Born and raised in Ponce, and the La Guancha sector was one of my favorite places to fish, dive, and hike when I was in my late teens and early twenties. It borders the port of Ponce (now called Port of the Americas). The main cranes for the port are only about 630 feet away from this warehouse… so the supplies were basically offloaded from the ship or ships right into the warehouse- where they went Poof! until now 😡😠😡 (somebody needs to rub the mouthy, anti Trump mayor of San Juan’s face in the supplies. She has suddenly gone silent 🤣🤣🤣). It was hard to figure out which one of the warehouses it is, since the vast majority of the video was taken inside the warehouse. But I finally saw a shot where you could clearly see the mountains at the center of the island… after that it was easy to figure out. For those who like to play with Google Earth, type the following coordinates into the search box: 17.971294, -66.612637
    It is a big building, about 400 feet long by 320 feet wide. If you use ‘street view’ to land on the street north of it and look towards it, you can see to the right the green wall that can be glimpsed on several news reports. There is absolutely no way they ‘forgot’ about those supplies 😡😠😡. And with all the corruption on the island, no one stole and sold the supplies? Hmmm… 🤔🤔🤔. This is my theory… some leftist in charge kept the supplies there on purpose, in order to try to make President Trump look bad. My first suspect would be the communist major of San Juan and her communist allies 😡😠😡. God, I hate leftists with a passion… I have dealt with so many of their victims 😢😨😠😡.

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    • bkrg2 says:

      Great info – thank you.
      I have Ponce in my travel bucket list. Been to San Juan a few times before hurricane Maria.
      I knew PR was a corrupt money laundering government (like many of the other Carribean islands and Chicago).
      Withholding these items in a time of life & death crisis should be penalized with death by firing squad.

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    • Fannie says:

      Good info, Guyver. I’m surprised that this thread isn’t blowing up with several hundred more comments. I believe this is where we could nail many of the corruptocrats.

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      • MfM says:

        It was post yesterday, I saw it last night. Some people only look at CTH once a day, and just read a bit. There has been a lot of news lately. It will blow up as other sites like Breitbart get a hold of it. A few tweets and while the MSM won’t mention it, most conservatives will know about it.

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    • JaimeInTexas says:

      From Ponce, too. Left the island for good in 1984.
      I thought, initially, that it was the Unique area but th e crane, visible at the end of the video, definitely puts the warehouse in theGuancha, Ponce port area.
      I used to fish, spear fish and swim all over that area. In the bay side, We, cousins, friends and I, stopped when the tuna cannery dredged and began operations … too many toothy fishies began showing around.
      I go back to when a ferry was needed to get to the Ponce UFC .
      So sad but not surprising about this issue – te thinks it is more incompetence than corruption.
      This on top of the earthquakes!

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      • JaimeInTexas says:

        I hate auto correct. “Tuque” not unique. “Ponce YFC” not “Ponce UFC”

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      • Guyver1 says:

        Jaime- memories. My dad was the quality control manager for several years at the old National Packing cannery. He was a good guy, he loved dolphins, and the sight of the dolphins being unloaded as bycatch from the tuna ships used to tear him up. After several years it became too much for him, and he quit. Good guy who loved nature. I will love my Dad forever 🤗💖🤗.

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        • JsimeInTexas says:

          Which years did your Dad work at the cannery?
          What year did you leave PR?

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          • Guyver1 says:

            I left on November,1977. Joined the Coast Guard at age 22. As for the time period my dad was the quality control manager at NP, I cannot remember the exact dates, but he quit while I was in my teens.

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  39. Patriot1783 says:

    Water, diapers, Coleman Classic Stoves, propane, Midland Hand Crank Emergency radios…Some items clearly marked from USA.
    All those emergency supplies just sitting there wasting away or until the corrupt can resale.
    Diabolical

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  40. T2020 says:

    We knew about this before. The (former) mayor of San Juan was exposed for doing exactly this just to make Trump look bad. I think trucks were found with hundreds of cases bottled water, etc, that she hid.

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  41. bluecat57 says:

    I’d feel better if they had at least sold it on the black-market and personally profited from it.

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  42. This is the new normal. There is a reason Democrats voted to give Puerto Rico billions and then held their Winter Meeting there. They went to pick up their cut. Same in Ukraine. Or China. Or anywhere. they have perfected the grift.

    Our Deep State wiretaps our candidates and our politicians sell policy and take bribes and kickbacks–we’re the biggest banana republic of them all.

    But Donald Trump is not their gorilla. That’s why they hate him with the heat of a thousand suns and trillions of dollars.

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  43. Patriot1783 says:

    San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, Sept 2017
    “You are killing us with inefficiency…”
    ……As she stands in front of all those supplies.

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    • “Mr. Praline: Now that’s what I call a dead parrot.
      Owner: No, no…..No, ‘e’s stunned!
      Mr. Praline: STUNNED?!?
      Owner: Yeah! You stunned him, just as he was wakin’ up! Norwegian Blues stun easily, major.
      Mr. Praline: Um…now look…now look, mate, I’ve definitely ‘ad enough of this. That parrot is definitely deceased, and when I purchased it not ‘alf an hour ago, you assured me that its total lack of movement was due to it bein’ tired and shagged out following a prolonged squawk.
      Owner: Well, he’s…he’s, ah…probably pining for the fjords.
      Mr. Praline: PININ’ for the FJORDS?!?!?!? What kind of talk is that?, look, why did he fall flat on his back the moment I got ‘im home?
      Owner: The Norwegian Blue prefers keepin’ on it’s back! Remarkable bird, id’nit, squire? Lovely plumage!
      Mr. Praline: Look, I took the liberty of examining that parrot when I got it home, and I discovered the only reason that it had been sitting on its perch in the first place was that it had been NAILED there.
      Owner: Here–have some bottled water.”

      I quote from memory. Joe Biden’s.

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    • Mellie says:

      What a POS.
      WE ARE DYING, WE ARE DYING (from inefficiency) but we will make it with you or without you. Spoken like a true sociopath.

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  44. botchedcasuality says:

    Remember the Government shutdown, when President Trump stayed at the Whitehouse over Christmas? Remember when the Dems traveled there. Menendez was in the group fresh out of his trial.
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/30-dems-in-puerto-rico-with-109-lobbyists-for-weekend-despite-shutdown?

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  45. SMR says:

    This is more evidence that the democrat should never EVER be given and authority or responsibility in any form of gummint or business. The democrat is so corrupted by deception and deceptiveness that they are simply incapable of healthy decisions which impact others.

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  46. Sundance, you may want to look at WHO this emergency manager was. She was the former American/Ukraine Minister of Finance, Natalie Jaresko was named to manage Puerto Rico’s financial crisis on March 24, 2017. Ms. Jaresko was the one in charge of laundering Ukraine’s money into American bank accounts.

    “Of the 36 banks that were granted loans by the National Bank of Ukraine at the expense of IMF tranches, 11 were closed without returning borrowed funds (June 10, 2014 – March 15, 2018, Chairman of the Board Ms. Gontareva), 11 were closed without returning borrowed funds. It seems not so much in the framework of the “struggle for the purification and improvement of the financial and credit system of the state”.

    However, the true scope, excuse my French, the scam becomes clear when it turns out that only eight credit institutions received up to 95% of this money. They strenuously pumped them through the already familiar Austrian Meinl Bank AG with a further withdrawal to private offshore companies in Cyprus and Belize. As a result, six of them have already left the orderly ranks of the banking system of Ukraine. And it happened somehow quietly, almost without ceremony, which suggests the national scale of such “Mummery”. Yes, and the ratio of the numbers 11 to 36, or 6 out of 11, not all the same – 6 out of 8 rather confirms our conjecture that Ms. N. Yaresko who held the post of Minister of Finance from February 12, 2014 to April 14, 2016 owned the situation.”
    https://clintonfoundationtimeline.com/2015-2016-the-imf-money-withdrawal-and-laundering-scheme-from-ukraine-to-the-clinton-campaign/

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  47. Rosaline Jordan says:

    It’s a shame and evil

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  48. clodfobble says:

    how about ZERO “aid” to PR now and forever in the future.

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  49. Hans says:

    I was dreaming that FOX Chris’s Wallace would report on this and congratulate PDT on being correct on State Dept corruption. Then I woke up to today’s reality.

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  50. beaujest says:

    When will the racist Manager of the Red Sox Joey Cora apologize to the President?

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