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  • There's nothing conservative about Puerto Rico's political status

    04/25/2017 6:15:14 AM PDT · by cll · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/24/2017 | Jose Rodriguez Suarez
    The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, is set to keynote an address at The Heritage Foundation on Wednesday. In the past, policy analysts and fellows at Heritage were rather reluctant about Puerto Rico becoming a state. It seemed as though statehood were contrary to conservative policies and principles, while keeping the island as an unincorporated territory furthered what Heritage stood for. However, the truth is just the opposite. There is nothing conservative about Puerto Rico’s political status —beginning with its legal origins. Conservatives believe that judges overstep their constitutional powers when they make laws rather than interpret them. In...
  • Puerto Rico seen sliding toward bankruptcy as deadline nears

    04/12/2017 6:19:49 AM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 12, 2017 | Nick Brown
    Bankruptcy for Puerto Rico is looking ever more likely as the clock ticks down toward a May 1 deadline to restructure $70 billion in debt, ramping up uncertainty for anyone betting on returns from the island's widely held U.S. municipal bonds. When U.S. Congress last year passed the Puerto Rico rescue law dubbed PROMESA, it froze creditor lawsuits against the island so its federally appointed oversight board and creditors could negotiate out of court on the biggest debt restructuring in U.S. municipal history. The freeze expires on May 1, however, and an extension by Congress is "not going to happen,"...
  • Top economist: Puerto Rico could fall into deeper depression

    04/07/2017 4:37:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2017 6:30 PM EDT | Danica Coto
    Nobel economics laureate Joseph Stiglitz criticized Puerto Rico’s new fiscal plan on Thursday, saying that its “draconian” austerity measures are the worst he has ever seen and could plunge the U.S. territory into an even deeper depression. The former chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank spoke to a gathering of more than 1,000 people in San Juan. Stiglitz said the 10-year fiscal plan approved last month by a federal control board created by U.S. Congress is based on the wrong principles and erroneously puts creditors first. […] Puerto Rico is preparing to implement austerity measures that...
  • The Potter's Hand[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/31/2017 7:49:24 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are more than just just a tongue of men and angels , Yeah more than this, for your purpose and life is mine for I hold you in My Hand as a songbird singing out My Love for My Children. So do not cage My Love but set it completely free for only through this freedom shall they receive My unconditional Love " Through Grace " carved out in My Word for truly the words I desire for you to form from their mouths upon their tongues are Eternal Life all from the fruit from The Tree of Life....
  • American Beauty: USA dominates PR in final

    03/22/2017 11:19:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    World Baseball Classic ^ | March 23, 2017 | Doug Miller
    The stars of American baseball have finally earned their World Baseball Classic stripes. The United States got a brilliant pitching performance from starter and WBC 2017 MVP Marcus Stroman and enough offense from its All-Star-packed lineup of Major League luminaries to beat Puerto Rico, 8-0, in the championship game of the 2017 Classic on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. After three World Baseball Classics dating back to the inaugural tournament in 2006 in which Team USA never made it past the semifinals, the Americans won their first title in decisive style in front of a raucous, bipartisan crowd of 51,565...
  • President Obama Signs Paul Ryan Bill and Immediately Suspends 5th Amendment…

    07/01/2016 8:34:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 6/30/16 | sundance
    Today President Obama signed the PROMESA (Puerto Rico Bailout) bill created by representative Paul Ryan, and with it the immediate suspension of the Fifth Amendment which was supported by a Senate vote yesterday. The Fifth Amendment protects U.S. Citizens from federal seizure of property without compensation. It applies in this instance to Puerto Rico via the general obligation bonds (property) purchased by municipal bond holders (investing citizens), which were supposed to be repaid, and which congress has now determined can be frozen. In addition, PROMESA suspends legal redress, by blocking bond holders (property owners) from suing the debtor (PR) to...
  • The real reason New York US Attorney Preet Bharara was asked to resign

    03/15/2017 6:10:18 PM PDT · by Aria · 63 replies
    The Caribbean Radio ^ | March 15, 2017 | Richard Lawless
    New York Senator Charles Schumer was instrumental in getting Bharara appointed to that position and in return was asked from time to time to do favors for the senator and his allies. Up until recently, President Trump had no idea what was really going on. Once President Trump’s staff understood the quid pro quo, they had no choice but to ask for Bharara’s resignation. In 2015, Puerto Rico defaulted on $70 billion in municipal bonds. Those involved panicked. There was ample evidence that the issuing agencies were technically bankrupt when they issued the bonds and that they purchased fraudulent credit...
  • Chicago Honors an Unrepentant Terrorist

    03/03/2017 8:29:29 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 3, 2017 | Ron Kolb
    Recently, the Chicago City Council named a street in honor of Oscar Lopez-Rivera, the founder of the notorious terrorist group FALN. In President Obama's waning days in office, he commuted his sentence. He had been scheduled to serve until June of 2023, and after Obama's order, he still would remain incarcerated at the Federal Prison in Terre Haute, Indiana until May 17 of this year. But early in February, a fervent Lopez-Rivera supporter, the far-left Chicago Congressman Luis Gutierrez, succeeded in having him transferred to Puerto Rico, where he will be with his daughter while under house arrest until his...
  • Unreal: Chicago Names City Street After Terrorist

    02/26/2017 4:09:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    In truly progressive fashion, Chicago renamed one of its streets after a terrorist. Earlier this month Alderman Robert Maldonado submitted a proposal to name three blocks of a city street after Oscar Lopez Rivera, the founder of the Puerto Rican terror group FALN, which was responsible for 120 bombings and armed robberies in the U.S. during the ‘70s and ‘80s that killed nine and injured hundreds of others. On Wednesday, aldermen approved the measure honoring Lopez Rivera, the terrorist whose 70-year sentence was recently commuted by Barack Obama. Aldermen also voted to approve an honorary street re-naming for Puerto...
  • Is Puerto Rico on a Path to Incorporation?

    02/14/2017 9:02:58 AM PST · by cll · 32 replies
    Caribbean Business ^ | 2/13/2017 | Eva Llorens
    Although Puerto Rico is on its way to holding a status plebiscite over the summer and the governing New Progressive Party has petitioned Congress for Puerto Rico’s admission as a state, some argue the island will have a higher chance of becoming a state if U.S. lawmakers were to declare Puerto Rico an incorporated territory en route to statehood. Right now, the dominant argument among all sectors is that Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory, but pro-statehood lawyer Gregorio Igartúa, who has taken several cases to the courts that seek to grant more rights to Puerto Ricans living in Puerto...
  • Obama Frees Communist Terrorist, Sparking Outrage

    01/19/2017 6:23:53 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 January 2017 | Alex Newman
    In a fresh insult to victims of terrorism everywhere, outgoing President Barack Obama decided to commute the 70-year sentence of communist terror leader Oscar Lopez Rivera, whose terrorist group unleashed a wave of savage violence that included more than 120 bombings across the United States. The brutal Fidel Castro-backed Marxist-Leninist terror group, known as th e "Armed Forces of National Liberation" (FALN), murdered six and injured dozens of Americans amid its campaign to enslave Puerto Rico under communist rule. Critics and victims of terror expressed outrage, with some suggesting the move was a green light by Obama for future communist...
  • Obama commutes sentence of FALN member Oscar López Rivera (Puerto Rican)

    01/17/2017 8:21:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 17, 2017 | John Sexton
    The commutation of Chelsea Manning’s sentence is getting all the attention today but President Obama also commuted the sentence of Oscar López Rivera, a former Chicago community organizer turned FALN terrorist who was convicted of “seditious conspiracy” in 1981. López Rivera is considered a political prisoner by many on the left but a domestic terrorist by many on the right. Mother Jones described his background in a 2014 plea for his release: In 1981, López was charged with armed robbery, possession of an unregistered firearm, and interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, allegedly as part of a larger plot to...
  • Frank Connor, Forever 33

    07/12/2016 8:02:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2016 | Joe Connor
    As we watch America devolve into the same racially charged, anti-police violence we endured in the late '60s, through the '70s and into the early ‘80s, our father Frank Connor, forever 33, would turn 75 years old today, July 12. Thirty three year old Frank Connor and 3 others were murdered while scores were maimed on January 24, 1975 when the Marxist, Puerto Rican terrorist group FALN blew up historic Fraunces Tavern during a crowded lunchtime profiling, targeting and executing "reactionary corporate executives."  We were to celebrate my recent 9th and brother's 11th birthdays that very night.  Instead his mother's, wife's and the lives of...
  • Obama’s choice as ambassador to Mexico withdraws her name

    01/31/2015 9:01:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2015 9:59 PM EST
    President Barack Obama’s choice to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration. The White House says Maria Echaveste cites a prolonged confirmation process as well as her family’s best interests. …
  • LIFE AFTER TERROR (son of FALN victim; Clinton pardons)

    08/06/2005 8:35:38 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 27 replies · 2,371+ views
    NY POST (via email from Joe Connor) | January 2005 | Joe Connor
    LIFE AFTER TERROR By JOSEPH F. CONNOR YOU sometimes hear how the first World Trade Center attack was a warning that the city ig nored. But it wasn't the first: Tomorrow is the 30th anniversary of the New York terrorist attack that killed my father, Frank T. Connor — the Jan. 24, 1975, bombing of Fraunces Tavern. The killers struck on a warm, clear and pleasant winter's day. My dad, a 33-year-old officer of Morgan Guaranty Trust, was having lunch with clients. The bomb killed him and three others in unspeakably gruesome ways. One of his colleagues was decapitated; silverware...
  • Obama commutes 55-year sentence of controversial mastermind of '70s Puerto Rican terror group

    01/17/2017 6:05:36 PM PST · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | January 17, 2017
    The last imprisoned member of the Puerto Rican independence group that terrorized New York in the 1970s will be a free man in May — 20 years ahead of schedule. President Obama granted a commutation Tuesday to FALN mastermind Oscar López Rivera, who’s served 35 years of his 55-year sentence
  • Airport Shooter Converted to Islam, Identified as Aashiq Hammad Years Before Joining Army

    01/10/2017 1:55:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 10, 2017
    The Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter is a Muslim convert who years before joining the U.S. Army took on an Islamic name (Aashiq Hammad), downloaded terrorist propaganda and recorded Islamic religious music online, according to public records dug up by the investigative news site of an award-winning, California journalist. This is pertinent information that the Obama administration apparently wants to keep quiet, bringing up memories of the Benghazi cover up, in which the president and his cohorts knowingly lied to conceal that Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. Special Mission in Libya. Information is slowly trickling out that links the Ft. Lauderdale...
  • In push for statehood, Puerto Rico announces vote to choose 2 senators and 5 representatives

    01/05/2017 8:36:51 AM PST · by cll · 87 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 01/05/2017
    Puerto Rico's new governor was sworn in Monday, promising an immediate push for statehood in a territory facing a deep economic crisis. Gov. Ricardo Rossello, 37, proposed several measures aimed at alleviating the crisis shortly after he was sworn in at midnight. Among them is a proposal to hold a referendum that would ask voters whether they prefer statehood or independence. Many have argued that Puerto Rico's political status has contributed to its decade-long crisis that has prompted more than 200,000 people to flee to the U.S. mainland in recent years. "The United States cannot pretend to be a model...
  • Puerto Rico's new gov promises immediate push for statehood

    01/02/2017 10:51:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2017 1:04 PM EST | Danica Coto
    Puerto Rico’s new governor was sworn in Monday, promising an immediate push for statehood in a territory facing a deep economic crisis. Gov. Ricardo Rossello, 37, proposed several measures aimed at alleviating the crisis shortly after he was sworn in at midnight. Among them is a proposal to hold a referendum that would ask voters whether they prefer statehood or independence. Many have argued that Puerto Rico’s political status has contributed to its decade-long crisis that has prompted more than 200,000 people to flee to the U.S. mainland in recent years. “The United States cannot pretend to be a model...
  • Trump made a deal with Florida Puerto Ricans

    11/22/2016 4:34:50 AM PST · by cll · 15 replies
    NotiCel (Google Translation) ^ | 11/22/16 | Oscar J. Serrano
    A few days before the November 8 presidential election, with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton trying to defend herself against the FBI's announcement that they had resumed an investigation into their e-mails, her rival, Donald Trump, traveled to Florida and met With a group of Puerto Ricans. On Trump's side was Reince Priebus, then chairman of the Republican National Committee, and now Chief of Staff of the President-elect. On the Puerto Rican side were Puerto Rican[-born Idaho] congressman Raul Labrador, some 40 Puerto Rican leaders from the Orlando area and, from the island, John Regis, spokesman for the Trump campaign here,...