WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

Will Donald Trump pull the US out of the UN?

 War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

 

Pres. Trump recently tweeted that the UN is “just a club for people to get together, talk, and have a good time.” Trump also stated that “as to the UN, things will be different after January 20th.” Now in early January, a bill was submitted to congress…which would pull the US out of the UN.

This raises two questions: is the US preparing to withdraw from the UN?  And what would this mean for Puerto Rico?

THE AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY ACT OF 2017

The congressional bill to withdraw from the UN, HR 193, is known as the American Sovereignty Act of 2017.

It is sponsored by a group of southern GOP congressmen from Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arizona and Florida.

The bill is nothing new – in fact, this same bill has been submitted to congress every year, for the past 20 years. It has never come close to passage, and it is unlikely to receive enough support in 2017, either.

But that is not the point of this American Sovereignty Act.

CREATING CHAOS

The 2017 Sovereignty Act – the mere filing of it – signals a pending US retrenchment from the world community. Trump is creating elbow room, positioning himself and his government as a lone wolf.

This is consistent with his contempt for NATO, and his disregard for both the 2015 Paris Agreement and the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, regarding global warming and greenhouse gas emissions.    

This “elbow room” is necessary for the Trump brand.

Donald Trump did not play well with other children…and now as an adult…Trump does not play well with other heads of state. He wants to tell them when to jump and how high. And if they don’t do it, they’re fired.

In other words, chaos is Donald Trump’s friend. Chaos will offer Trump the opportunity to surprise and intimidate other world leaders. And so Trump will create…chaos.

It worked for him throughout his business career. It worked for him as a political candidate. Now he’ll do it as President.

HURRICANE DONALD HITS PUERTO RICO

If Trump continues to ridicule and subordinate the role of the UN, it will place Puerto Rico in a more difficult position, with regard to demanding its independence.

Whether or not the US secedes from the UN will be immaterial…because if Trump refuses to recognize the authority – or even the moral relevance – of the UN, then as President of the US, Trump will simply ignore anything the UN says with respect to Puerto Rico.

Pres. Trump will simply point to the Sanchez Valle and Franklin Trust cases, and invoke the Supremacy and Territorial Clauses of the US constitution.

He will play the “strict constructionist,” even as he violates the First Amendment and Equal Protection rights of half the nation.

In keeping with his America First philosophy, Trump will tell Puerto Rico to “stay in its place.”

He will back the Financial Control Board to the hilt, and after dozens of “Public Private Partnerships” have consumed Puerto Rico…

The island will look like Hurricane Donald blew right through it.

 

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Latinos and the US Publishing Industry

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With nearly sixty million Latinos in the US, it is time for Latino voices – not Latino stereotypes – to drive our literature. This week, Publishers Weekly ran an editorial which calls for Latino culture and heritage, to be part of our national literature.

Here is that editorial in Publishers Weekly

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/columns-and-blogs/soapbox/article/72557-dear-publishers-latinos-read-books-too.html

Please read this article, and if possible…please leave a COMMENT…so that US publishers can see that we exist.

That we support our own voices, and our own literature.

 

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How Obama deprived Latinos of HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS of dollars…and we didn’t even know it

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Barack Obama is a Harvard Law graduate and a talented politician. Unfortunately, he used his intelligence to cheat Latinos out of HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS of dollars, over the past eight years.

Here is how he did it…

BAFFLE THEM WITH BULLSHIT 

How many things are as mind-numbingly boring as the 74,608 pages of the IRS Tax Code, or the endlessly complex US Census reports?

Very few. Maybe watching paint dry for two days.

Of course, that is their devilish power…the power of fine print…the same power used by a slick insurance company or a shifty landlord, when they hand you an incomprehensible 20-page contract.

In high school we had a saying for this: if you don’t know the answer to an exam question…and cannot dazzle them with your brilliance…

Then baffle them with your bullshit.

THE BORING U.S. CENSUS

That is precisely what Obama did with the US Census. He baffled us with bullshit.

For example…do you know the merits of “statistical sampling,” versus “straight headcount” by the US Census? Not many people do.

The difference is this…in rural, suburban and low-density areas, a straight headcount is feasible. A census enumerator can go door-to-door…“count” every head…and report a reasonably accurate number for the people who live there.

But how can the US Census “count every head” in an environment like this one…

Or this one…

Or this one…

The answer is, they can’t. Not even close.

The only way the US Census can reasonably estimate the population of East L.A or Calle Ocho or Washington Heights, is to isolate a few key census tracts…

Send hundreds of enumerators into those census tracts….

And extrapolate their findings onto the surrounding census tracts.

This is called “statistical sampling.

Especially for crowded Latino neighborhoods, this sampling methodology is the only way to generate a reasonably accurate population report.

THE TRUTH ABOUT SAMPLING

In Washington, D.C. policy circles, it is commonly known that sampling is favored by Democrats and opposed by Republicans – because it increases the number of minority residents that are reported in large, inner-city areas.

The US Census numbers are vital…because they determine the amount of federal monies apportioned to school districts; highways; mass transit systems; public housing projects; revenue-sharing block grants; hospitals; and Medicaid/Medicare reimbursement programs. 

In total, more than $400 billion per year is at stake…and the US Census determines who receives it.

To understand the local impact of this, consider the following…Medicaid spending is 40% of the budget of New York State. The 2016 NY state budget was $155 billion, and the state Medicaid expenses were more than $60 billion. The US Census figures are critical for helping New York to meet this $60 billion Medicaid obligation – particularly in low-income areas such as Washington Heights, East Harlem and the South Bronx.

For this reason, when the federal government refused to employ statistical sampling in the 1990 US Census, Mayor David Dinkins and New York City sued the US federal government, to compel the use of sampling. In that lawsuit, Dinkins argued that as many as 450,000 New York City residents would not be counted, without statistical sampling by the US Census.

New York City (and several other cities that joined in as plaintiffs) won this lawsuit against the federal government…and statistical sampling was used in the 2000 US Census.

This brought tens of billions of federal dollars to New York City.

OBAMA PULLS A FAST ONE…ON NEW YORK CITY AND MAYOR DINKINS 

A few years later, in 2008, Barack Obama inherited an ailing economy which he did not create. The economy was not Obama’s fault…but his solution was highly questionable.

Obama handed a trillion-dollar, taxpayer-funded bailout to the same Wall Street operators who created the sub-prime mortgage crisis…then these operators turned around, and kept the bailout money for themselves! It was Christmas on Wall Street, courtesy of Barack Obama.

Then, to recoup some of his trillion-dollar giveaway to Wall Street, Obama snuck the “straight headcount” methodology back into the US Census.

Obama did this even though New York City and its black mayor had sued the federal government to prevent this “straight headcount” from being used…ever again!

OBAMA USES SONIA SOTOMAYOR…TO COVER HIS TRACKS 

From a Machiavellian standpoint…the manner in which Obama snuck the “straight headcount” back into the US Census, was sheer genius.

From a human standpoint…it was a deception and betrayal, of nearly the entire American people.

Obama nominated Robert Groves to direct the US Census. Groves sailed through his US Senate confirmation hearing – virtually undetected – and then immediately abandoned statistical sampling as the US Census methodology.

Here is the transcript of Groves’ confirmation hearing before the US Senate:

 https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/about/about-the-bureau/confirmation_transcript.pdf

Note the following events in this transcript:

The Chairman of the hearing announces that it will be a quick hearing: “in and out within an hour and a half.” (page 2)

Another Senator jokes about “statistical sampling” (page 3)

Robert Groves states – clearly and emphatically – that he will NOT use statistical sampling as director of the US Census. (page 15)

The Chairman announces his intention “to move this nomination through committee next week…it’s critical that you get confirmed and get started.” (page 26)

HOW DID SONIA SOTOMAYOR FIT INTO THIS?

Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court, in the same week that he nominated Robert Groves to direct the US Census.

The hoopla surrounding Sonia’s nomination enabled the Senate to quietly fast-track the Groves nomination: with a one and one-half hour “hearing” for something…that was already a done deal.

In other words, the appointment of Sonia Sotomayor – and the media circus that accompanied it, and spread all the way to Europe – served as a cover for the real money appointment.

Robert Groves was the main event…not Sonia. But nobody realized it.

THE ROTHSCHILD FORMULA

Through this clever system of appointments, Obama was able to have his cake and eat it, too.

He appeared heroic for appointing a Puerto Rican to the Supreme Court…

At the same time, he silently engineered the denial of hundreds of billions of federal dollars from Latino neighborhoods, and Latino school districts, all over the US.

More than 200 years ago, banker Mayer Amschel Rothschild – the founder of the House of Rothschild – announced “Give me control over a nation’s money, and I care not who writes its laws.”

Obama followed this formula to a “T.”

  

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Loyal to the end…supporting Oscar López Rivera

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On a cold January 11 night, A Call to Action on Puerto Rico held a final rally in front of 26 Federal Plaza in New York City. Dozens of marchers brought leaflets, a large banner, and their loyal hearts.

They rallied for the freedom of Oscar López Rivera, and they had millions of people behind them.

Countless rallies, marches and press conferences were held. Millions of e-mails, phone calls and letters were sent. A petition with over 100,000 signatures was delivered to the White House. In New York, 35 Mujeres NYC x Oscar, A Call to Action on Puerto Rico, ProLibertad and El Maestro championed Oscar to the very end.

Oscar was imprisoned for 35 years…jailed for seditious conspiracy: the same “crime” as former South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.

Somehow the US supports freedom, independence and social justice for South Africa, more readily than it does for Puerto Rico.

But this did not deter the members of A Call to Action on Puerto Rico, or the courageous 35 Mujeres NYC x Oscar.

Lourdes Garcia…Jesus Mangual…Prof. Ana M. López…David Galarza…Mariposa Fernandez…Benjamin Ramos…Frank Velgara…Walter Alomar…Fernando “Ponce” Laspina…They stayed and struggled for Oscar, until the very end. This type of character, conviction and sacrifice are necessary, for any real change in this world.

And change they did…because in May 2017, Oscar will be set free.

 

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Pudge is in! Ivan Rodriguez is voted into the Hall of Fame

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Yesterday, on the very first ballot, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

He is only the fourth Puerto Rican to receive this honor. The other three were Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda and Roberto Alomar…

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Pudge’s career is something to be proud of. He was on 14 All-Star teams and won 13 Gold Glove Awards during a 21-year career. His lifetime batting average was .296 and he hit 311 home runs. His fielding percentage was .991. He caught 661 attempted base stealers…sent all of them back to the dugout.

He is also the career leader among all catchers, in the entire history of the game, in all of the following categories:

                                      Hits……………..….2,844

                                      RBIs…….…………..1,354

                                      Doubles….………….572

                                      Games played……2,543  

Ivan took the news very humbly. He was surrounded by family and friends, in his home in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. When the phone call arrived and Ivan heard the news, he took it very gracefully…but the emotions were too powerful…and Ivan cried.

Ivan Rodriguez is a Puerto Rican hero…an example of commitment, discipline and stamina. He shows the world, that the island can produce great men and women…people of character and dedication.

Ivan will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 30 of this year, at an official ceremony in Cooperstown.

 

For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…

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