Has Puerto Rico gotten Electricity back yet?
According to the central government, 98% of the island already has electricity back. But municipal governments report that only 24 out of 78 municipalities have been energized to 100%. While some municipalities still sit at less than 50% of energization, and the most remote part of said municipalities are expected to have electricity back by September - October 2018.
Meanwhile, island municipalities* of Vieques and Culebra will be running on FEMA and USACE generators for the upcoming years, as Maria destroyed the cable that connects them to the main grid anf rebuilding process take atleast 2 years.
On the other side, the Fiscal Board imposed by the U.S. government (as we are a colony of them) continue to impose extreme austerity measures to the island, including:
- Cuts of 10% to retired workers pension
- A cut of $450 million of the government funding of the state university, the University of Puerto Rico. Said cut constitutes almost 50% of its budget.
- Only 7 vacations and illness days for the private sector
*Puerto Rico is basically an archipielago, composed by the main island, the islet of San Juan, the island municipalities of Vieques and Culebra, Isla de Cabra, Desecheo, the natural reserve islands of Mona, Monito and isla de monos.
That doesn't sound good. But at least it's getting better.
How is it down there now? I pray it's back to normal.
Well the utilities are back to normal, and everything us running as usual.
Now it is virtually the reconstruction phase. Which is getting staggered by the slow arrival of the federal funds. Things like road reconstruction, roofing for the house that lost it because of the winds, streetlight reparation, etc., is all paralyzed till federal funding arrives.
Since while a year and 3 months have passed, federal funding is just arriving by droplets, and from that droplet, a even smaller droplet arrives to its meant function, as the rest is stolen by the corrupt politicians (virtually the whole executive and legislative branches)
That's terrible. Things are working now, at least, but meager funding? Where are the people staying? Is it all houses or just some?
There was a hurricane some time ago, but it missed you, didn't it?
How long do you think it it be before everything is repaired?
What has been translated from BotW Master Works so far?
Hello. I found your name in the theorist directory, and I was hoping you would be able to look at a theory I have been working on for a while now. I would appreciate some thoughts on this. I hope you don't mind.
Aurrie!!!!! How have you been? :3
I've been good! Yourself?
Eh, I've been having my ups and down :/ But atleast I begin Uni soon, and had a picnic with my bestie/guy I'm into :3
That's good! Tell me about it?
Sure :3 Well he had spend some time without answering (almost a whole month) and I snapped last Tuesday :/ Asked him if he was ashamed of having a gay friend, if he was not answering because of the usual (having a girlfriend), and that if he would even do anything if I disappeared from his life
It noticibly hitted him hard, we sorted the issue out, he told me he would go to find me if I ever disappeared from his life, and we setted th picnic for Thursday. He noted it as highly important for him, and that he would go no matter what and no matter the hour.
We could do the picnic, we played MK8D, talked about how things are going, future plans, how he finally noticed his school "friends" were toxic as hell, and a gal forcing him into a relationship :/ Oh! And we ate pizza :3
I fished out your old thread.
The ancient furnaces of BotW would fit will to beincluded.
As the Sacred Flames holders being similar in function or a predecessor of rhe Sheikah's Ancient Furnaces? Both working on Godly Force to do their work and fix godly technology and weapons?
The ancient furnaces in BoTW focus the energy (force) of the lands in there.
Read Robbie's diary in Akkala. (I only watched the lifestreams of Vinesauce so far, as I couldn't afford the game.)
The flame is used to power up the guidance stones, as well to forge guardian weapons and armor.
Interesting! I'll have to check Robbie's Diary then. Though by what you describe, we are probably looking at the same mechanism, only that in BotW they are alrrady activated, and in SS we had to activate it.
And of course, in SS as they were setted in regions with Force centric to the different GGs, and so the flame variated in colors, while Hateno is around the Lanayru area, while Akkala isn't exactly anywhere specific, since it is not Eldin/DM region, nor Lanayru.
you should go post in the where do you switch thread, leave a picture of your setup for the switch and then if you go anywheres with it take pics and post them!
Hey, I'm curious; where did you get your username from? Does it stand for some TLoZ game?
Sorry to bother you, lol
TLoZ from well the obvious source and BJthr first letter of my last name and my name.
Don't worry :3 What I need the most is some casual conservation right now :3 My brain has been a mess recently because of finals, you can kinda notice it in my last post in the Timeline Thread being all over the place, and well its not evn 8am over here, and my day already got ruined, so some casual conversation is all I need :3
Ohhh, I see
Lol, tell me about it X_X I fell asleep at 5 AM and got woken up at 9 AM, to prepare to get my hair cut. I'm still in kind of zombie mode, like, more than usual xD
I guess I got lucky, since I usually get a headache whenever I get woken up, but this time it was okay. I want to crash again, haha :'D
Yeah Though of course in the early days(pre-ZU crash) it lead to many people think it was a innuendo :v
Getting up at 9am for a haircut?!
(I actually thought it meant something of the sort at first, lol. Can't unread xD)
Yup ;_; they've -murdered- my hair :'D
Pst, "Seeing for *hoe* much this thread has spread"
I believe your keyboard hates you ;p xD
Kept you waiting, huh?
AH! Sorry I didn't answer! School stuff and games got on to me, and I only entered, checked the notifications, and posted in one of hte threads if I had something to say, and completely forgot about everything else D:
It's cool! I'm in college, so things are crazy for me too
Hey, do you know how to change skins?
How have you been doing, old friend?!
I returned. How are you old friend?
Good to see more people from the good old days back :3. WellI just caught the common cold, but I'm well :3 my life may finally take a turn for the better soon, a boyfriend may soon appear.
And how have you been?
Overall better, despite having some depths in the emotional spectrum. If you wish I can tell you everything in detail, because it is a lot what occured to me personally since my absence from the forums.
Well if you want to, and think that talking with someone about it can help you get better faster then sure :3 but if ithurts remembering, I wouldn't want to bring up painful memories.
Nah I already have come in terms with the past, so it won't hurt me any longer, but I have been experiencing things might not be comprehendable with your current state of mind, especially if you are going down the spiritual path (I would have been skeptical in the past).
So instead, I offer you this. Whenever you have problems with your life or a issue plaguing you, come to me and we will talk.
Well I always have a open mind about spirituality and the world's religions. But if you believe it is not yet my time the so let it be.
There is always thd issue that plagues me, my best friend/the man that stole my heart away, he sends so clear signals he returns the feelings, but he doesn't act them, maybe cause he os shy or how his family is extremely religious, I don't know, anx sometimes makes me think it is just me imagining things. Though thwn kick in ny kind of prophetic dreams(realistic and with a foggy atmosphere, unlike my regular dream), and I get back to wondering if there is a hope.
Nice avatar. ^-^
Thaaanks!!! I've been watching your AA thread from the shadoes :3 May soon use that link to see the anime :3
Haha, you're welcome! Thank you for watching my thread! ^-^ I'm glad you found the link useful! They kept removing the ones from all the other channels on YouTube but this one is here to stay!
I'm a huge AA fan, Dual Destinies especially! Simon is one of my favorite prosecutors.
To say the true, I wasn't so warm on Simon till around the end. He just didn't had that feel of the ithers. Though I guess it was just they wanted a prosecutor like him to symbolize the Dark Age of the Law
Yeah, a dark, "evil" prosecutor to suit the times. But at the end I found it impossible not to like him.
True, specially with how he treated poor Justice-dono.
Though when it comes to dark stuff on th game to represent the Dark Age of the Law, the darkest has to be the unmasking of the undercover agent, that breakdown he has when he doesn't know who he truly is anymkre, that he is now no one, but also everybody.
Hey! Long time no see!
How are you?
Put public links on the geography thread
I replaced the old links to the maps in the Hyrule's geography thread with ones that actually take you to the image
Hey. I saw one of the forum threads you posted on called "Solving the Puzzle of Hyrule's Geography". I've made a new post on that thread in case you wanted to check it out.
Hey, don't know if you remember me, but I just happened to pop back onto ZU and into Nayru again recently too. Just wanted to say hi and welcome back.
*goes into memory bank* Your name does sound similar! :3 Thanks! Welcome back too! :3
hey there stranger!
Hey there! Something tells me we used to talk back in the day. Do you still remember me?
You had another username before? By your title, I do remember talking with a HylianHeroine, which the last we talk was about Hilda and ALBW. Though by your current username not much, though if your title, is related to your previous username, then yep yep :3
Does Caitlin8898 ring a bell?
Sounds familiar! Though memory a bit fuzzy :/ from the Count to 100 thread?
How ya doing? :3
I've been doing fine, though I do have some headaches since school began last Monday. What about you?
hey how was your bday?
It went well :3 We went to eat pizza, though I didn't find any amiibo, I ended getting a big Pikachu plush, a Turtwig plush, and a 35$ Eshop card to download the Ace Attorney trilogy... and now I justh ave the biggest urge to point my finger at someone and scream "OBJECTION!!!"
awesome! I finally got Pokemon Alpha Sapphire lol.
You hadn't gotten AS?! Well, how are you enjoying it?
Well everything has been fine, and tomorrow is my last day of class! Goodbye 10th grade! What about you?
hey buddy, how're you doing?
I've been fine :3 was able to preorder the Splatoon amiibos and lately, been filling my mind with Japanese history. How have you been? :3
I've been alright. things have been tough lately but they'll get better.
hey man how are you doing?
Big bro!!!!! I've fine :3 got the MM New 3DS, 100% MM3D, and still looking for a Rosalina What about you?
if worst comes to worst you could just import her. it may not be as expensive. I got my MM New 3DS XL on eBay...ugh I hate I had to do that. I'm still playing MM, and about another 100 games at once. It's just way too much! Since I got my PS3 I've been buying a lot of games for it.
I was thinking of doing that, but seeing how most surely a Rosalina for the "Super Mario" amiibo series may come out, I'll think I'll wait for that. I got it at Gamestop, since when I spot opened up, the guys that I knew noticed, and preordered it, and called telling I had 5 hours to confirm and pay-full in the preorder. Did it cost much? 400? That is quite a lot of games
I'm sure it'll be!
And may we some nice 3rd parties games aswell!
Well by what a Official Nintendo Magazine said in October 2014, there are 35 3rd party developers working on Wii U games, and there are no indies in Japan, so there are 35 important 3rd party developers workign for Wii U in Japan, including Square Enix, Valhalla Game Studios, Platinum Games, Bandai Namco, and Koei Tecmo
I'M REALLY FEELING IT!
And so am I! With my Shulk amiibo :3
I don't have an Amiibo ;-;
You haven't been able to find any? D:
Joe!!!!! *huggles* Aah, I've been gone for over a year and I've missed talking to you so much! I hope you are doing well. ^o^
Racheal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *hugs* Me too :3 I was thinking about you this past days, and wondering when you may be back :3
Yay!!!! I've been thinking about you a lot too! I'm sad that I couldn't talk to you for so long. I tried many times to come back to ZU, but it was down. XD I bet we have a lot to catch up on! Haha!
Awww :3 Yeah, it was down for quite a lot of time, and now we have this weird new system :/ Yeah, we do indeed :3 specially since something really important happend last February
where the ending of ALttP has a split because of Link's wish, hence the weird backstory of ALBW.
I've said a few times ALBW happens in a fourth timeline...