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New bomb threat against Puerto Rico government building [fallout from government layoffs]
El Vocero de Puerto Rico (Spanish-language article) ^ | October 7, 2009 | Maricelis Rivera

Posted on 10/08/2009 6:30:28 AM PDT by rrstar96

(English-language translation)

A new bomb threat was reported at noon at the Cruz A. Matos Environmental Agencies building, for which emergency personnel investigate the incident. Environmental Quality Board spokesman Luis Antonio Ocasio reported that personnel in the building are being evacuated.

"The bomb threat was made from the same pay-telephone number where the last threat was called in on Tuesday," Ocasio explained.

During Tuesday's incident, a graffiti message which read "Thanks for leaving me without food" was also noticed on the building. In addition, a fire was reported on the seventh floor of that building, which houses the permits division and other offices, on Friday. According to the authorities, the fire was a criminal act.

The environmental building houses the central offices of the Department of Natural & Environmental Resources, the Environmental Quality Board, the Solid Wastes Authority, and the Energy Affairs Administration.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: bombthreat; puertorico; terrorism

1 posted on 10/08/2009 6:30:29 AM PDT by rrstar96
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To: cll

ping

God forbid the real thing happens.


2 posted on 10/08/2009 6:32:23 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96

New civil right: the right to a paycheck from the state treasury.


3 posted on 10/08/2009 6:35:07 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: rrstar96; AuH2ORepublican; livius; adorno; wtc911; Willie Green; CGVet58; Clemenza; Narcoleptic; ...
Puerto Rico Ping! Please Freepmail me if you want on or off the list.


4 posted on 10/08/2009 6:37:15 AM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: La Lydia

Believe it or not, a former PR Labor Secretary said just that in the news today: that public employees have proprietary rights to their positions, and that the current governor is subverting the established order.

No kidding.


5 posted on 10/08/2009 6:42:33 AM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: cll

And the $15 billion U.S. taxpayers send to PR each year to support them.


6 posted on 10/08/2009 6:47:02 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: cll
proprietary rights to their positions

I can't think how that argument would survive a legal challenge. In any event, those who think that being given permanent status in a government position guarantees job security should think again, because it doesn't.

7 posted on 10/08/2009 7:16:35 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: cll; La Lydia
I just read in El Vocero's website that a third bomb threat was reported. This is crazy!
8 posted on 10/08/2009 12:12:25 PM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96

The same lovelies who shot up Congress and tried to kill Truman. No growth. This is another place I say set loose, with no foreign aid and no immigrants accepted, to make its way in the world.


9 posted on 10/08/2009 12:15:38 PM PDT by La Lydia
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