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I’ve been following Puerto Rico recovery efforts closely, especially the work of the US Army Corps of Engineers on their ‘Emergency Power Mission’. They have been extremely transparent in publishing detailed information on their work, but I’ve been baffled that all their activity seemed focused on generators / temporary fixes — I could see no progress really being made on power restoration of the actual grid in Puerto Rico. Was that work just being tracked on some other map I wasn’t aware of or they weren’t pubilcizing? Nope. But now I now why I wasn’t seeing it – it didn’t exist. This is a clusterf*** of epic proportions, and I guarantee it has directly led to increased misery up to and including American citizens in Puerto Rico dying who didn’t have to. I hope there is hell to pay when the dust settles.

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Puerto Rico Turns to Unproven Montana Company for Massive Power Restoration Job, But No One Knows Why | The Weather Channel via http://ift.tt/2gkWvmo

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David Fahrenthold on Twitter via https://twitter.com/Fahrenthold/status/898733095779799041

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Sharing this for benefit of my personal non-military friends. Y’all know I was #NeverTrump and think he is a buffoon. But I can’t tell you how unanimous the respect for Mattis is among my friends & colleagues who have served or are serving. Everyone, to a person, says he’s the real deal: not just extremely intelligent, but with an almost unnatural ability to understand and motivate those working with him. I try not to believe in heroes, but he seems like an excellent pick for Secretary of Defense. (And to my friend who have had actual experience with Gen. Mattis, I highly encourage you to chime in with your comments / opinions here – especially if there’s any that *don’t* agree with the consensus I’ve heard)

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I Served With James Mattis. Here’s What I Learned From Him via http://ift.tt/2guoBgs

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