Obama visits Puerto Rico with eye on U.S. voters

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Disqus Obama visits Puerto Rico with eye on U.S. voters The Eagle Tribune Wed Jun 15, 2011, 12:10 AM EDT SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Wooing Hispanic voters back home, President Barack Obama kept his campaign pledge to become the first president since John F. Kennedy to make an official visit to this recession-battered U.S. territory.

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“Tutte le strade portano a Roma”

Since: Nov 09

Mount Vesuvius

#22 Jun 15, 2011
USMail XXXII wrote:
<quoted text>
Otro loco mas. Jeje!
¿Qué pasa primo?
Los tres mocosos? LOL
No mucho, acabo de regresar de la practica de soccer de mi hijo.
just catching up with some current events.
Not to change the subject, but I'm kind of worried about what's going on in Europe.
Some of those countries infrastructures are going to fall apart if their jobs situations don't improve.....
Stock market's taking a beating, I'd appreciate your input.
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#23 Jun 15, 2011
USMail XXXII wrote:
<quoted text> Go figure!
Hey, have you applied for your green card yet? Jeje!
Nope, better than that, in fact I was going to post it yesterday, but forgot!

Did you know that Spain passed a law called the "historic memory law".

The law (which I think is has one of those "sunset" clauses or whatever the legal term is, when a law expires) enables any foreigner, who can prove that one of his/her grandparents was Spanish, can become a Spanish citizen.

It was published, here in a local newspaper, that any Puerto Rican who had one of his/her grandparents born a Spanish citizen can actually have "dual citizenship" (Spanish and American); because when the US invaded Puerto Rico; those living as Spaniards did not lose their Spanish citizenship (not even when the US imposed the American one in 1917).

So that means, that if you're baby boomer, at least one of our grandparents was born before 1898 (as all of mine were)...

So, all I have to do is go to the Spanish consulate, here in San Juan,(with one of my grandparents' birth certificate in hand) and apply for the Spanish citizenship.

Of course, before doing that, I will "double check" with our local State Dept., just to be on the safe side.

We have until Dec. of this year to apply.

Of course, this "amnesty" excludes most of our Latin American counterparts, except for Cuba (for obvious reasons); because most Latin nation became independent way before 1898....and it wasn't because of an invasion of a foreign nation (such as the US) as it was Cuba's case.

In fact, most Latin nation (belonging to Spain) became independent at the dawn of the 19th century....(1815-1821).
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#25 Jun 15, 2011
USMail XXXII wrote:
<quoted text>What do you conclude?
First of all, it's a "fairer" comparison.

Second, most of this counties, parishes, whatever I choose, with their couple of federal congressional reps. have way more decisional power than we, here in P.Rico.

Heck, Manhattan (where the Puerto Rican day parade was, this past Sunday) has two congressional reps.(never mind the state's two federal senators and New York's representatives).

What do we, island Puerto Ricans have?

One non-voting commissioner.

So, what are we, Puerto Ricans, celebrating or parading for while Puerto Rico lacks any sovereign power (even less than a single NYC county)....????
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#26 Jun 15, 2011
Vorenus wrote:
<quoted text>
Jorge!
Donde te has escondido hermano?
Como estan tus queridos padres?
He estado aquí, en el Puerto Rico forum all the time.

My folks are doing great, but they are a lot (and I mean "a lot") of work.

What's with old age and "complicating the most simple of things"????

Both were the most organized, controlled, collected humans you could meet...and once they started hitting the 80's mark....boom!...everything is a complication....LOL (be that grocery buying, etc...LOL).

I have a person who takes care of them, a housekeeper (who cleans the house twice a week) and me, who's always around them, helping (the help)...and yet...it doesn't seem enough!...LOL

But you know how love is, especially when my Dad throws one of his "diva" tantrums...LOL

Did your kid made it to Costa Rica, after all????
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#27 Jun 15, 2011
Vorenus wrote:
<quoted text>
Los tres mocosos? LOL
No mucho, acabo de regresar de la practica de soccer de mi hijo.
just catching up with some current events.
Not to change the subject, but I'm kind of worried about what's going on in Europe.
Some of those countries infrastructures are going to fall apart if their jobs situations don't improve.....
Stock market's taking a beating, I'd appreciate your input.
I always said that the European Union was "glued" with saliva (especially with my Puerto Rican friends, with a European college degree...just to get them started).

I mean, when the US has to "aid" Germany (in some "bail outs") as if they were a state of the US (tú me dirás).

“Natural selection created apes”

Since: Jun 10

Religion made them human

#28 Jun 15, 2011
Vorenus wrote:
<quoted text>
Los tres mocosos? LOL
No mucho, acabo de regresar de la practica de soccer de mi hijo.
just catching up with some current events.
Not to change the subject, but I'm kind of worried about what's going on in Europe.
Some of those countries infrastructures are going to fall apart if their jobs situations don't improve.....
Stock market's taking a beating, I'd appreciate your input.
I think it's a lot of hype, Vee. The EU knew that integrating Portugal and Greece would be a challenge. Let's just wait until Turkey becomes a union member. I'm a lot more concerned about the increase of intolerance and xenophobia sweeping across Europe.

“Tutte le strade portano a Roma”

Since: Nov 09

Mount Vesuvius

#29 Jun 15, 2011
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
He estado aquí, en el Puerto Rico forum all the time.
My folks are doing great, but they are a lot (and I mean "a lot") of work.
What's with old age and "complicating the most simple of things"????
Both were the most organized, controlled, collected humans you could meet...and once they started hitting the 80's mark....boom!...everything is a complication....LOL (be that grocery buying, etc...LOL).
I have a person who takes care of them, a housekeeper (who cleans the house twice a week) and me, who's always around them, helping (the help)...and yet...it doesn't seem enough!...LOL
But you know how love is, especially when my Dad throws one of his "diva" tantrums...LOL
Did your kid made it to Costa Rica, after all????
You're all heart my friend, I admire your devotion for your parents, I wish I still had mine, I'd probably be wearing your shoes...
Yes she did, you remember huh?
As a matter of fact, she now wants to be the American Che Guevara.
She'd like to visit all of Central and South America, she was smitten by the warmth of its people.
On another note, I think we might be spending 2 or 3 weeks in Panama, my sister took on a job there.
Do you know much about Panama?

“From The Desert To The Sea”

Since: Sep 09

To All Across The Lands

#30 Jun 15, 2011
I especially liked the part about how the Prez traveled with Marc Anthony and stopped to have a medianoche sandwich. I would like to see the pictures of those banners hanging on the buildings and was surprised there were protesters with bullhorns.

“Natural selection created apes”

Since: Jun 10

Religion made them human

#31 Jun 15, 2011
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
First of all, it's a "fairer" comparison.
Second, most of this counties, parishes, whatever I choose, with their couple of federal congressional reps. have way more decisional power than we, here in P.Rico.
Heck, Manhattan (where the Puerto Rican day parade was, this past Sunday) has two congressional reps.(never mind the state's two federal senators and New York's representatives).
What do we, island Puerto Ricans have?
One non-voting commissioner.
So, what are we, Puerto Ricans, celebrating or parading for while Puerto Rico lacks any sovereign power (even less than a single NYC county)....????
"First of all, it's a "fairer" comparison."
I wasn't making a comparison, Jorge. I was reflecting on a dumbass statement the poster "Faith" made.

"America should get rid of Puerto Rico. Those people aren't Americans......Christ! They aren't even Mexicans."

To which I replied:

"ROTFLMAO!!
I've read some dumb shit in Topix but this one takes the cake. "

“Tutte le strade portano a Roma”

Since: Nov 09

Mount Vesuvius

#32 Jun 15, 2011
USMail XXXII wrote:
<quoted text>I think it's a lot of hype, Vee. The EU knew that integrating Portugal and Greece would be a challenge. Let's just wait until Turkey becomes a union member. I'm a lot more concerned about the increase of intolerance and xenophobia sweeping across Europe.
I know what you mean Primo, everyone seems to fear any type of change. Interesting times we're living in...
Good night Primo. Que descances bien.
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#33 Jun 15, 2011
USMail XXXII wrote:
<quoted text>I think it's a lot of hype, Vee. The EU knew that integrating Portugal and Greece would be a challenge. Let's just wait until Turkey becomes a union member. I'm a lot more concerned about the increase of intolerance and xenophobia sweeping across Europe.
My best friend, who lives half the year in Germany; says that the Germans "curse" the moment the EU let the "PIGS" spoil "their" UNION....(those Germans don't learn anything from their history)....LOL

The PIGS are (Portugal (P); Italy (I); Greece (G) and Spain (S)....

LOL

In fact, they (the Germans) just blamed Spain about some e-coli infected cucumbers, when it was seed grown in one of their Southern states.

Do you ever think that Germany will allow Turkey (????) to join them????

They don't even like their own Turks!

“Natural selection created apes”

Since: Jun 10

Religion made them human

#34 Jun 15, 2011
Angels Flight wrote:
I especially liked the part about how the Prez traveled with Marc Anthony and stopped to have a medianoche sandwich. I would like to see the pictures of those banners hanging on the buildings and was surprised there were protesters with bullhorns.
No bullhorns, bro. Try Boricua megaphone, aka "Tumba Coco"

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3cpN2DrjleU/TbXh5NP...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_D78dC8E5_2Y/S5RH4XA...

“Natural selection created apes”

Since: Jun 10

Religion made them human

#35 Jun 15, 2011
Vorenus wrote:
<quoted text>
I know what you mean Primo, everyone seems to fear any type of change. Interesting times we're living in...
Good night Primo. Que descances bien.
Namaste bro. Rest well.

“Tutte le strade portano a Roma”

Since: Nov 09

Mount Vesuvius

#36 Jun 15, 2011
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
I always said that the European Union was "glued" with saliva (especially with my Puerto Rican friends, with a European college degree...just to get them started).
I mean, when the US has to "aid" Germany (in some "bail outs") as if they were a state of the US (tú me dirás).
LOL! Tienes razon, quien se imaginaria que nuestros impuestos fueran ha servir a los Alemanes...
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#37 Jun 15, 2011
USMail XXXII wrote:
<quoted text>
"First of all, it's a "fairer" comparison."
I wasn't making a comparison, Jorge. I was reflecting on a dumbass statement the poster "Faith" made.
"America should get rid of Puerto Rico. Those people aren't Americans......Christ! They aren't even Mexicans."
To which I replied:
"ROTFLMAO!!
I've read some dumb shit in Topix but this one takes the cake. "
No...I don't mean you.

I was trying to explain the fact that Puerto Rico is so small, much smaller than Chiapas, for ex. and with less than Chiapas natural resources (and Chiapas is Méjico's poorest state)....

Only that Chiapas does not receives almost $24 billion dls./year from the Distrito Federal.....

LOL

I don't know what our "PPD" is thinking, USMAIL, with dreams of "sovereign powers" and bilateral agreements (sure, they are always counting that the "bilateral" pact includes federal funds parity ("some nerve"!).

At least the pro independence are honest enough to assure Puerto Ricans that we will be another "banana republic" (in our case, I don't know if "banana" is the term)...maybe a "plátano republic"...LOL

I rather be a "pineapple state" (like Hawaii)....

“From The Desert To The Sea”

Since: Sep 09

To All Across The Lands

#38 Jun 15, 2011
USMail XXXII wrote:
<quoted text>
No bullhorns, bro. Try Boricua megaphone, aka "Tumba Coco"
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3cpN2DrjleU/TbXh5NP...
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_D78dC8E5_2Y/S5RH4XA...
LOL, okay, thanks, definitely not a bullhorn.

“Tutte le strade portano a Roma”

Since: Nov 09

Mount Vesuvius

#39 Jun 15, 2011
Buenas noches amigos,
Jorge, USMail & Angels Flight....

“From The Desert To The Sea”

Since: Sep 09

To All Across The Lands

#40 Jun 15, 2011
So whats the deal? If you travel to the mainland you can vote or you must be born on the mainland to vote?
Devil Dawg

Avondale, AZ

#41 Jun 15, 2011
What is Obama going to do when the Republican ticket is Romney/Rubio?

Ah, that would be nice.
Devil Dawg

Avondale, AZ

#42 Jun 15, 2011
What about Bachmann/Cain?

The libs can't use the misogynist and/or race card then.

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