Shocking Video Shows What Everyday Life Is Like In Puerto Rico Now

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog,

In Puerto Rico, everything has changed since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 3 months ago.

Many people have no running water. And if they do, it can’t be consumed without boiling.

There’s no electricity in many regions.

Supplies are scarce.

I’ve written about the SHTF aftermath in Puerto Rico, both the day after the storm,  a week after, and a couple of months later. But while there is a lot of good information in all those articles, it’s just words on a page.

The video below brings it to life. This is what life looks like for people who have just watched everything be turned upside down by Mother Nature.

Comments

dunce shitshitshit Fri, 12/15/2017 - 01:22 Permalink

The only real taxes paid are from  those employed in the private sector. Government employees pay taxes from salaries paid from taxes generated by the private sector. There just are very few actual producing people or businesses on the island. Farmers and fishermen produce some food and the hotels produce some services but i doubt they are self sufficient in food. It is an overflowing toilet and the turds settle in the mainland.

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A Sentinel TBT or not TBT Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:09 Permalink

It’s very bad and hurts birds. “The silent spring” you refer to, the admitted hoax book because of which many children die needlessly from malaria. My mom recalled the ddt trucks driving through town spraying everything and everywhere and the kids dancing in it. There was joy that the mosquitos would die.

It takes an amazing prog to design and promulgate a complete lie for absolutely nothing other than controlling people’s lives.

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dumluk wee-weed up Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:42 Permalink

Dont be fucking rediculous.....Its Socialism youre waiting and hoping for......If it was true, hard core capitalism, it would be every man, woman and child for himself.....Is that what you want? Or do you like public roads? Public schools, public health clinics, a post office, etc, etc, etc..........Socialism has been a fact of life for a long long time you idiots........You have grown up with it.........Its just simply a question of where to draw the line.......where is the limit....?  Thats the only debate that matters.........My advice is to not sit around waiting for the govt to do something for you.........When it happens its nice........but dont hold your breath............Now I need another drink.....

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jay35 dumluk Fri, 12/15/2017 - 01:16 Permalink

Capitalism doesn't mean people have to hate each other, it means people are free to choose how much and to what they give free-will donations rather than having the state taking from them (stealing) under threat of force to then redistribute to whatever the state chooses.

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Banker Buster TBT or not TBT Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:45 Permalink

I hope Puerto Rico gets past this soon. However, I would like to point out these blind sheep are mostly Democrats and most would have loved to have Hillary as president.  Democrats are for bigger govt, more taxing to support more govt. projects and agencies to "take care of the people".  That said, in the video they are complaining about how no govt agencies are helping them and mostly have failed the people of Puerto Rico.  They also stated that most of the help has come from other locals in the community.  ah ha...The answer isn't to give big govt even more money to blow.  The answer is let the people keep more of their money because when shit hits the fan, as the people in Puerto Rico are seeing, the only ones you can rely on is yourself, neighbors and local community. Yet, the people in this video take time to attack Trump, the guy who is working to shrink govt.  All the while these Puerto Ricans are probably wishing Hillary were president because she would take care of them.  Keep dreaming.  Killary would take care of you the way she took care of Haiti, not good at all while giving the money for Haiti to her friends.   Allow this to be your wake up call Puerto Rico.  Puerto Rico you have both hands out, one giving govt. your tax money and the other waiting for Govt to give you help.  Pull both your hands inward and use them to build your own secure foundation in life instead of waiting for Govt to give you that security.    

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daveO Banker Buster Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:11 Permalink

They've been living on Uncle Sam's largesse for decades, between the military and welfare departments. They don't pay personal US income taxes either. That island is a literal breeding ground for leftist ideology and dependency. The smart ones will leave. I once considered moving down there like Schiff, but decided the dependency gene was too far ingrained already. At least they have warm weather and lots of sun for solar energy.

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MK13 Banker Buster Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:11 Permalink

Notice the difference in how people act in places like Philippines and places like Puerto Rico when disaster strikes.

Those in Philippines will try to clean stuff themselves and do the best they can on their own.

Those in Puerto Rico beg for handouts while whining about 'govt' isn't doing enough.

Government can't wipe your booty PRicans.

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The Toothman thunderchief Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:15 Permalink

Are we supposed to feel bad for them? They borrow money, destroy their credit, and have nothing to show for it. Then a giant storm hits a tropical island in the middle of the Caribbean (how are you not prepared for this very likely situation is beyond me), and now they're angry because they have to boil water and there isn't reliable electricity. Welcome to the fucking real world. A Bug's Life, Ants v Grasshoppers, I have no sympathy for the grasshoppers...

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Endgame Napoleon thunderchief Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:23 Permalink

Um, they’re US citizens. Can low-income people grow their own food with limited water? Do they have a few rich people with the money to finance the desalinization of sea water? In the way of personal resources, what does it take to repair a road? They should be repairing their own homes, using tools that were not destroyed by the hurricane.

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Endgame Napoleon thunderchief Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:23 Permalink

Um, they’re US citizens. Can low-income people grow their own food with limited water? Do they have a few rich people with the money to finance the desalinization of sea water? In the way of personal resources, what does it take to repair a road? They should be repairing their own homes, using tools that were not destroyed by the hurricane.

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wise_owl_says... Clock Crasher Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:05 Permalink

lazy, entitled, self-loathing progressive communists dont think like you. sooner they kill themselves off by lack of social media... world will be much better place. if PR wants to ditch Jones Act... then all social programs can be ditched along with it. no more trillion dollar give aways, people on island are demonstrating self-suffiency. 

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