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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Picturetaker,

    Poor mental health is a bitch, wot?
    And this is related to the conversation, HOW?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    And this is related to the conversation, HOW?
    Mr. Picturetaker,

    Poor mental health leads to suicide....

    very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    I saw a report of about 8 or 9 people about 4 days ago but it was from Raw Story, so it couldn't be true, right? I don't how many, either do authorities. Bodies are in morgues without anyone to do assessments or autopsies--storm, natural causes, going without equipment or meds for the already sick.

    So before the keyboard experts weigh in with some 'snowflake' metaphor, this is completely logical. You are dying, you know you are dying. For lack of oxygen, you're starving, you are dehydrated, your brain isn't working right, you're out of meds and you don't know when you are going to get any, you know your BP is blood sugar is out of control, you are endlessly nauseous, have splitting headaches, possible delirium--the list gets LONG after 20 DAYS.

    These people are taking themselves out while they still have some control and can do it. I'm betting others are asking for their loved one to help them.

    Higher Puerto Rico Death Toll Reflects Survey Across Island

    By LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍOCT. 4, 2017



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    Angel Burbos, left, and Christian Borquez, right, moved scrap metal in San Juan to a truck to be hauled away and sold. CreditKirsten Luce for The New York TimesSAN JUAN, P.R. — Puerto Rico’s official death toll from Hurricane Maria more than doubled from 16 to 34 two weeks after the storm as a result of a full accounting intended to add up the piecemeal reports from around the island, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Wednesday.

    Governor Rosselló said at a news briefing Wednesday that he had commissioned the accounting to add up the reports slow to arrive from devastated hospitals and local medical agencies. The new tally may still not be complete, but it offers the clearest picture yet of the death toll and how people died during and after Maria, he said.

    Nineteen people were killed directly by the storm — by drowning, being buried in mudslides, struck by falling objects or otherwise, Governor Rosselló said. He said the others had died indirectly — from a heart attack or suicide, or because they languished without oxygen or necessary medical care as hospitals floundered without power and patients were cut off from care.

    “We were not able to aggregate this complete set of data before,” Governor Rosselló said. “We were getting little bits of certified data, but after yesterday’s effort, we have a more complete picture of what has occurred in terms of direct deaths due to the storm and indirect as well.”

    “I don’t think this will be the final number,” Mr. Pesquera said. “And we’ve never said it will be.”...


    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/04/us/puerto-rico-death-toll-maria.html
    Yep. It's bad.

    But it's also a tale of two cities.

    If you have money you're doing ok right now in Puerto Rico - but the poor are still suffering a great deal.

    Nothing highlights social inequalities like disaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Picturetaker,

    Poor mental health leads to suicide....

    very sad.
    WOW! Purposely or naturally 'not getting it'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    Yep. It's bad.

    But it's also a tale of two cities.

    If you have money you're doing ok right now in Puerto Rico - but the poor are still suffering a great deal.

    Nothing highlights social inequalities like disaster.
    If you have money, you have fled Puerto Rico. Not that I blame anyone who did.

    The rich will reside in Florida hotels until their property is made habitable again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Picturetaker,

    Poor mental health leads to suicide....

    very sad.
    There will still be plenty more that die as a result of the storm. The heat is unbearable and many elderly will not be able to endure it. they will be adding numbers for quite some time. Of course we will have those dipshits starting to claim some old man that dies of heat stroke today didn't really die from the storm but it's not the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Picturetaker,

    Poor mental health is a bitch, wot?
    Yeah, you should do something about yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    If you have money, you have fled Puerto Rico. Not that I blame anyone who did.

    The rich will reside in Florida hotels until their property is made habitable again.
    Many of the more wealthy residents also had generators on hand so they were better prepared to weather the aftermath of the storm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    Yep. It's bad.

    But it's also a tale of two cities.

    If you have money you're doing ok right now in Puerto Rico - but the poor are still suffering a great deal.

    Nothing highlights social inequalities like disaster.
    If you have money you can get out but nobody is doing ok that stays there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatist View Post
    If you have money you can get out but nobody is doing ok that stays there.
    Yes there are.

    There are people living there who are doing just fine at the moment.

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