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Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#1 Feb 26, 2013
www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/faa-approves...

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the Puerto Rico government’s lease deal for operation of Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, clearing a final hurdle to make it the first major U.S. airport placed in private hands.
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The Soberanistas are crying rivers of tears. They are claiming that Aerostar would fire all the Puerto Ricans and replace them with Mexicans.

I think this deal is positive, the PR Port Authority could use the cash flow and the airport upgrades. This is not about whether or not "Puerto Ricans" can run an airport, this is about saving money and getting a good deal in a time of economic crisis.
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#2 Feb 26, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/ne ws/faa-approves-pr-airport-p3- deal-fortaleza-now-says-it-has -last-word-81506.html
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the Puerto Rico government’s lease deal for operation of Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, clearing a final hurdle to make it the first major U.S. airport placed in private hands.
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The Soberanistas are crying rivers of tears. They are claiming that Aerostar would fire all the Puerto Ricans and replace them with Mexicans.
I think this deal is positive, the PR Port Authority could use the cash flow and the airport upgrades. This is not about whether or not "Puerto Ricans" can run an airport, this is about saving money and getting a good deal in a time of economic crisis.
You made good points. Ultimately, it will be a good thing. Let's hope.

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Are you going to march in Washington with Aponte and company?. LOL!
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#3 Feb 26, 2013
TPMP wrote:
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Are you going to march in Washington with Aponte and company?. LOL!
Are you going to keep posting over at the JW forum????LOL

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#4 Feb 26, 2013
TPMP wrote:
<quoted text>You made good points. Ultimately, it will be a good thing. Let's hope.
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Are you going to march in Washington with Aponte and company?. LOL!
I thought Aponte was speaking in San Juan? I think the Washington turnout will be very, very low.

I have a family event on Saturday so I will be unable to attend ... but I will be there in spirit!

Caribbean Business and El Vocero are reporting that Garcia Padilla "could" reject the proposal, yet for months he has been saying it is out of his hands. I guess he had to save face within his own party.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#5 Feb 26, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
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I thought Aponte was speaking in San Juan? I think the Washington turnout will be very, very low.
I have a family event on Saturday so I will be unable to attend ... but I will be there in spirit!
Caribbean Business and El Vocero are reporting that Garcia Padilla "could" reject the proposal, yet for months he has been saying it is out of his hands. I guess he had to save face within his own party.
Bro, i was just joshing.

As much as we both love the island. We have our state.(That is what Jorge says)

So in that vein. He should make it his business to go to Washington.

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I ,too, believe turnout will be low.

Jorge should go and put his money where his fetid mouth is.

Supposedly, he has the time and the liquid cash.

So, logic says that he should go, right?. This time won't be repeated again in PR history. Or it is just the beginning of a truly historical time.

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That is why he got incensed with TIR.

Both TIR and i told him that if he feels so strongly for statehood. Then he should be more proactive in the movement.

Of course, Jorge doesn't have the cash nor connections to go to Washington.

We all know that.

He just pretends.

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#6 Feb 26, 2013
We might be surprised, it's been a while since a statehood rally was held on the mainland and the Florida Puerto Ricans are thought to be more politically active and pro-statehood than NY Puerto Ricans.

That being said, the San Juan rally will obviously have the biggest turnout perhaps even rivaling last weeks' rally against gay marriage.

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#7 Feb 26, 2013
www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/governor-air...
Agapito says "P3 is a done deal, Puerto Rico gave it's word and I will honor it"

His own party is not going to be thrilled ...

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#8 Feb 26, 2013
I must admit, it's good to see someone willing to go against their own part for something that is just.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#9 Feb 26, 2013
El cacique wrote:
<quoted text>Bro, i was just joshing.
As much as we both love the island. We have our state.(That is what Jorge says)
So in that vein. He should make it his business to go to Washington.
I ,too, believe turnout will be low.
Jorge should go and put his money where his fetid mouth is.
Supposedly, he has the time and the liquid cash.
So, logic says that he should go, right?. This time won't be repeated again in PR history. Or it is just the beginning of a truly historical time.
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That is why he got incensed with TIR.
Both TIR and i told him that if he feels so strongly for statehood. Then he should be more proactive in the movement.
Of course, Jorge doesn't have the cash nor connections to go to Washington.
We all know that.
He just pretends.
"...We both love the island, but Jorge should go.."????

This is so funny...Don't ever change, TPMP (the one and only alpha flip flop).

Are you going to continue posting at the JW forum?

Nomi, Shel, and countless others are waiting for you there...
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#10 Feb 26, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
I must admit, it's good to see someone willing to go against their own part for something that is just.
Who?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#11 Feb 26, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
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....he has been saying it is out of his hands. I guess he had to save face within his own party.
What is "out of his hands"?

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#12 Feb 26, 2013
9am Saturday:

- Alamonte Springs, FL
- Washington DC outside the US Capitol - several pro statehood groups have pledged attendance including Boricua Ahora Es and most likely also including Ricky Rossello the next Resident Commissioner and future Governor.

10am Saturday:
- Frederico Degetau Federal Bldg & Clemente Ruiz Nazario US Courthouse in Hato Rey, San Juan.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#13 Feb 26, 2013
El cacique wrote:
<quoted text>....This time won't be repeated again in PR history. Or it is just the beginning of a truly historical time.
At last you're posting as a human being.

Each and every begining starts with only one person; then it takes steam and becomes a "TRULY HISTORICAL TIME".

..You ought to know. For years, you had been warned against your constant cyber bullying while nobody payed any attention-just a couple of people, here and there...and now the it has become a MASSIVE outcry that transcends each and every forum.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#14 Feb 26, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/ne ws/faa-approves-pr-airport-p3- deal-fortaleza-now-says-it-has -last-word-81506.html
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the Puerto Rico government’s lease deal for operation of Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, clearing a final hurdle to make it the first major U.S. airport placed in private hands.
----------
The Soberanistas are crying rivers of tears. They are claiming that Aerostar would fire all the Puerto Ricans and replace them with Mexicans.
I think this deal is positive, the PR Port Authority could use the cash flow and the airport upgrades. This is not about whether or not "Puerto Ricans" can run an airport, this is about saving money and getting a good deal in a time of economic crisis.
Great thread, btw!

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#15 Feb 26, 2013
Jorge wrote:
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What is "out of his hands"?
The P3 deal, he said it was entirely up to the FAA and Perello, Vega Ramos and the other Soberanistas cried foul but Garcia Padilla stood his ground and refused to back down - surprisingly I must add. I felt for sure he would cave to Perello
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#16 Feb 26, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
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The P3 deal, he said it was entirely up to the FAA and Perello, Vega Ramos and the other Soberanistas cried foul but Garcia Padilla stood his ground and refused to back down - surprisingly I must add. I felt for sure he would cave to Perello
You didn't listen to his message to the people of P.Rico about a half hour ago!

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#17 Feb 26, 2013
Jorge wrote:
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You didn't listen to his message to the people of P.Rico about a half hour ago!
No what did he say? El Vocero just says that "AGP approves airport deal".
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#18 Feb 26, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
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No what did he say? El Vocero just says that "AGP approves airport deal".
Oh! man...It was not only pathetic the way he praised Fortuño's deals, but he accepted he betrayed those who voted for him (what's left of the island's left)....

Do you know what it just ocurred to me listening to him?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#19 Feb 26, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
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No what did he say? El Vocero just says that "AGP approves airport deal".
Everyone knew the deal was going to be a go. He made that clear.

It was too far in the process for him to just extricate the govt from it.

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#20 Feb 26, 2013
Jorge wrote:
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Oh! man...It was not only pathetic the way he praised Fortuño's deals, but he accepted he betrayed those who voted for him (what's left of the island's left)....
Do you know what it just ocurred to me listening to him?
Wow, how dumb can this guy be? You would think he would be savvy enough to at least pay lip service to the left wing.

He was just in Washington for 5 days due to the National Governor's Association annual gathering.

I still can't believe he stood up to Perello, Yulin, and Vega Ramos ... this guy is either really bold or a total amateur.

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