Puerto Rican lawmakers urge decision ...

Puerto Rican lawmakers urge decision on island's status

There are 105 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Feb 27, 2007, titled Puerto Rican lawmakers urge decision on island's status. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Puerto Ricans living on the mainland as well as on the island should have the right to participate in a constitutional convention that would help decide the political status of the territory, several lawmakers ...

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Steven

Martville, NY

#2 Feb 27, 2007
pr's living here should have no say in what happens there. If they want to vote there then they should move back.
Thoreau

Orlando, FL

#5 Feb 27, 2007
This is an old topic and it seems to always get rehashed. I am not sure what its going to take to convince people that the US is never going to abandon Puerto Rico. The military will not hear of it. Its not going to happen. Those who sit there shouting independence should reconsider what they are saying. If such a foolish thing would occur all those US businesses and hotels are going to leave the island as it will not be profitable to be there.

Quite honestly I am not sure who is worse. The bigots that will come out of the woodwork with their anti Puerto Rican statements, or the Puerto Ricans who believe that those on the mainland should have a vote. If there is a vote in Italy or Germany do first generation Italians and Germans vote for their MP. I think not. INSANITY - PURE INSANITY.
Steven wrote:
pr's living here should have no say in what happens there. If they want to vote there then they should move back.
flaco21

Fpo, AP

#7 Feb 27, 2007
CypressCreekRanchFlorida wrote:
Give them independence. That way when they sneak into this Country that will make them illegal's .
To bad they did not do this before the invasion started.
That's really ignorant and sounds kind of racist, is your neck red is there a rebel flag any where around you...you might be racist...hey freak The U.S. invaded P.R. first that's the whole reason we're territory now...so really it's you guys fault.
flaco21

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#8 Feb 27, 2007
Trailer King wrote:
Do the real Americans (the ones that dont put disrespectful flags on their car) get to vote?
How are the flags disrespectful did they say something bad to you did the flags talk about your mama. Stupid...I'm not even gonna ask with a name like trailer king...I know your racist, and know you shouldn't get a vote, you would only have bad intentions for us...and you sir are a meathead.
flaco21

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#10 Feb 27, 2007
Trailer King wrote:
OK Ricans here is your chance
SH*T or get off the pot
Make up your mind and stop complaining about the results just do something
Hey trailer trash you don't even have a right to speak here as a matter of fact I'm done talking to you Cabron.

Since: Dec 06

Orlando

#12 Feb 27, 2007
flaco21 wrote:
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How are the flags disrespectful did they say something bad to you did the flags talk about your mama. Stupid...I'm not even gonna ask with a name like trailer king...I know your racist, and know you shouldn't get a vote, you would only have bad intentions for us...and you sir are a meathead.

Wow, I am impressed with the large words you know. I think we may have an intelegent one here!
flaco21

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#15 Feb 27, 2007
Trailer King wrote:
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The flag on the cars are nothing but disrespectful.
Why is it so hard for a Rican to understand the rudeness of being in one place, and telling all around you how great the place is you came from? Why is that so damn hard to understand?
If where you came from is so great then why dont you stay there?
Why do you have to constantly put that in our face?
Assimilate! Damn it! You will be amazed at what a better reception you get.
Look Idiota if you can't figure out what that means just look at the first five ltrs. It's not anyones fault that there parents decided to move to the states, the U.S. is nothing but a melting pot if the Italians, Germans and any other race that lives in the U.S. wanted to hang a flag in there car they could, If you believe in the U.S. so much understand that people can express themselves any way they want too...all that just sounds like an escape from your own racism.
flaco21

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#16 Feb 27, 2007
CypressCreekRanchFlorida wrote:
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Wow, I am impressed with the large words you know. I think we may have an intelegent one here!
Many of us are...we just don't have to prove it to you guys...who the hell are you for us to have to prove it?
flaco21

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#17 Feb 27, 2007
CypressCreekRanchFlorida wrote:
Truth really hurts don't it!!! How does it feel to live some where where your not wanted????? I and yes I am racist. ayone that says they are not is a lier... you will not find that BS political correctness here bud.
See that's just ignorance, not everyone is a racist, everyone may have a little prejudice towards everyone I do, even with some Latinos, but to have it for everyone but your race is just racist, that's you.

Since: Dec 06

Orlando

#18 Feb 27, 2007
Trailer King wrote:
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The flag on the cars are nothing but disrespectful.
Why is it so hard for a Rican to understand the rudeness of being in one place, and telling all around you how great the place is you came from? Why is that so damn hard to understand?
If where you came from is so great then why dont you stay there?
Why do you have to constantly put that in our face?
Assimilate! Damn it! You will be amazed at what a better reception you get.
Assimilate...... to big of a word. Your going to have to use smaller words.
flaco21

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#20 Feb 27, 2007
CypressCreekRanchFlorida wrote:
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Assimilate...... to big of a word. Your going to have to use smaller words.
Oh you mean To absorb (immigrants or a culturally distinct group) into the prevailing culture. Try me again ass.
flaco21

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#21 Feb 27, 2007
Yeah we don't need to if we don't want to, all we need to do is live and die.

Since: Jan 07

Brooksville, FL

#25 Feb 27, 2007
"I think that Puerto Ricans -- maybe even more so than other cultural group -- want to go back to the motherland at some point. Many dream of someday buying land somewhere in the island countryside to retire. Many have sold everything they have to do just that.

If that's so, How can we speed up this process?
Thoreau

Orlando, FL

#26 Feb 27, 2007
What's with all the hate. There is a thousand ways to construct an argument without getting nasty. You devalue your point by spewing hate with ethnic labels.

Since: Dec 06

Orlando

#27 Feb 27, 2007
Darkclaw618 wrote:
"I think that Puerto Ricans -- maybe even more so than other cultural group -- want to go back to the motherland at some point. Many dream of someday buying land somewhere in the island countryside to retire. Many have sold everything they have to do just that.
If that's so, How can we speed up this process?
Aman to that...I would mortgage the farm to help...maybe Orlando could get back to some kind of normal again....I miss what used to be my home!!!!

If I where to go over to Iraq and bring my american ways with me and SHOVED it down thier throats they would quickly hand me my head. We here in the USA DON"T LIKE IT EITHER !!!!!
flaco21

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#28 Feb 27, 2007
CypressCreekRanchFlorida wrote:
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Your people have already proven your selfs! I would let all the Illegal mexicans in here if someone told me they would get rid of the PR's... The agriculture Mexicans are great people hard working and very humble and God fearing people. the PR's are exactly the reverse.... Again , how does it feel to live some where your NOT WANTED !!!!!
First of all do you want to know what I have on my chest U.S. MARINES. That's right so I think I'm a hard worker and if you don't WHO CARES! As far as being some where I'm not wanted makes me feel great, you know why? Because your opinion doesn't really matter your only one pathetic racist person, alot of people may not want us here but many people do, and regardless of which you can't do nothing about it. NOTHING! Gotta go now me and my Mexican friend who is becoming a citizen in two days have to get back to work.
flaco21

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#29 Feb 27, 2007
CypressCreekRanchFlorida wrote:
<quoted text> NO NO NO....I do not have prejudice for anyone other than my race. I do not have a problem with even the black people but, you people have proven your selfs time and time again with you bad attitudes and wanting something for nothing all the time like we owe it to you. Its your attitudes we hate!
Oh I'm pretty sure you have a problem with blacks we're just not talking about them right now and there no better than anyone else and neither are you.
flaco21

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#30 Feb 27, 2007
Darkclaw618 wrote:
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Actually the Italian, Germans and all other ethnic backgrounds that immigrated here learned English, spoke English and can read and write English. All but the F*in' Ricans. And before you say it, yes I'm a racist.
Screw you to then. Call me krazy but I think I'm typing english just fine and I'm as Rican as they come, we know english we just don't feel we have to use it to please your racist ass, we like to piss racist people off, you bastards stole a whole country.
flaco21

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#31 Feb 27, 2007
Darkclaw618 wrote:
"I think that Puerto Ricans -- maybe even more so than other cultural group -- want to go back to the motherland at some point. Many dream of someday buying land somewhere in the island countryside to retire. Many have sold everything they have to do just that.
If that's so, How can we speed up this process?
I agree and we can take you back to your roots with the klan.
flaco21

Japan

#33 Feb 28, 2007
CypressCreekRanchFlorida wrote:
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Aman to that...I would mortgage the farm to help...maybe Orlando could get back to some kind of normal again....I miss what used to be my home!!!!
If I where to go over to Iraq and bring my american ways with me and SHOVED it down thier throats they would quickly hand me my head. We here in the USA DON"T LIKE IT EITHER !!!!!
Hey stupid! You would have to get way more than just us out to feel normal again, you would have to get the rest of the Latinos out, the Dominicans, the cubans, colombians, oh and the Mexicans wow I think there as many if not more than the Puerto Ricans not to mention Jamaicans, Haitians, big etc. so you have alot of work to do. See though you guys are so ignorant that all Latinos are either Mexican or Puerto Rican we're all just spics to you just like a Jamaican or Hatian is just another N-word to you. Your just a minority now deal with it.

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