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  • Statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico only needs 50 votes

    01/18/2021 10:51:27 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 219 replies
    The Week ^ | Jon Walker
    Many journalists and political commentators have been pessimistic about the possibility of statehood for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This seems to be primarily because, despite the recent Democratic victories in Georgia, moderate senators like Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), Diane Feinstein (D-Calif), and Angus King (I-Maine) continue to support the legislative filibuster. It is impossible to imagine Republican senators voting to give Democratic-leaning areas full representation, so the issue must be dead on arrival in the upper chamber. But in a recent CNN interview, Manchin himself provided evidence for why this thinking is all wrong......."
  • Sen. Joe Manchin is 'open' to statehood for D.C., Puerto Rico

    01/10/2021 7:03:23 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 170 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, January 10, 2021 | Ryan Lovelace
    Sen. Joe Manchin, West Virginia Democrat, is open to adding two new states — the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The liberal push to add the District and Puerto Rico comes as Democrats see adding U.S. Senate seats from those jurisdictions as providing them with a firmer grasp on control of Congress.
  • [Puerto Rico's new Governor] Pedro Pierluisi: "Curfews are an assault on individual liberties"

    01/04/2021 11:04:26 AM PST · by cll · 10 replies
    Even as he didn't outline what his Covid mitigation measures will be, Governor Pedro Pierluisi affirmed that curfews are an assault on individual liberties. In spite of this, the Executive stated that some of the ex-Governor's measures to mitigate the spread of the virus could remain, albeit with modifications. "What I want is not what's important, but my instinct would be to eliminate the curfews, because, as you know, the virus is with us 24/7. It's not like the virus only comes out after 9:00 PM. My instinct is that the people should always keep their freedom of movement and...
  • Teacher On Exec Board Of Chicago Teachers Union Tells Teachers To Stay Home; Posts Photo Of Caribbean Vacation

    01/01/2021 6:27:56 AM PST · by cll · 27 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 01/21/2021 | Hank Berrien
    On Thursday, a teacher who is on the executive board of the Chicago Teachers Union, for whom she serves as an area vice president, reportedly urged special education teachers to refuse to return to work the week after New Years’ Day because it would be unsafe. A few hours prior to that, the teacher, Sarah Chambers, posted a photo on Instagram of a pool in Puerto Rico captioned, “Spending the last day of 2020 by the poolside.” “We have the whole pool to ourselves,” Chamber’s caption continued. “Then, we are going to old San Juan to get some yummy seafood...
  • More than a dozen earthquakes reported in Puerto Rico on Christmas Eve including one measuring 4.8

    12/25/2020 1:44:53 PM PST · by 4Runner · 13 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 24, 2020 | Jennifer A. Marcial Ocasio
    From the early hours of the morning of Thursday, December 24, a series of earthquakes were registered in Puerto Rico from magnitude 2.1 to the most recent at 12 p.m. (Puerto Rico time) of a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale followed about half an hour later with a 4.7. The Puerto Rico Seismic Network (Red Sísmica) has recorded earth movements in the south since early this morning. None caused a tsunami alert, but island residents have shown concern about the earthquakes that began in December 2019 and have not stopped since then, although they did decrease in...
  • Attacking Puerto Rico Statehood is the Wrong Approach for Republicans

    12/19/2020 6:42:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18. 2020 | Jesse Grady
    Republicans’ hope of stopping the Democrats' radical agenda lies in the Georgia Senate runoffs that will be decided on January 5th. There is a lot to fear from complete Democratic control of government, like burdensome environmental regulations that cause even more businesses to close their doors, and tax hikes that end up getting passed on to the middle-class and working families. One thing Republicans should not fear, and certainly should not campaign against, is the possibility of Puerto Rico becoming the 51st state. Puerto Rico recently voted in favor of statehood for the third time in less than a decade,...
  • Crowley transports wreaths to honor U.S. veterans in Puerto Rico

    12/16/2020 6:37:09 AM PST · by cll · 2 replies
    WorkBoat ^ | 12/15/2020 | Workboat Staff
    Delivering again on its commitment to Puerto Rico and veterans, Crowley has successfully transported thousands of holiday wreaths in honor of military members interred at cemeteries for National Wreaths Across America Day. As official sponsor for Wreaths Across America at the Puerto Rico National Cemetery in Bayamon, Crowley provided truck transportation of the wreaths from Maine to Jacksonville, Fla., and ocean transportation for more than 2,800 wreaths to be placed for the ceremony Dec. 19. The company’s Commitment Class, LNG-Powered container ship El Coqui transported the wreaths, which arrived Monday, Dec. 14, in a temperature-controlled container specially wrapped to honor...
  • The Left in San Juan [capital of Puerto Rico]

    12/08/2020 10:48:33 AM PST · by Ebenezer · 11 replies
    NotiUno.com (Spanish-language column) ^ | December 8, 2020 | Alex Delgado
    (Translation) Many independence supporters [in Puerto Rico] have argued that they have not been given the chance to administer public affairs in the island so as to demonstrate that they are different from the [the two main parties] the New Progressive Party (PNP) and the Popular Democratic Party (PPD). What most resembles the central government in size and complexity is the Municipality of San Juan, which has been run for the past 8 years by a pro-independence political leader. The result? The same as, or worse than, what is said of the PNP and PPD, with every reason. It's not...
  • [COVID-19] Masks and Face Shields Begin to Have an Impact on the Environment

    12/08/2020 8:47:01 AM PST · by Ebenezer · 27 replies
    NotiUno.com (Spanish-language article) ^ | December 8, 2020 | NotiUno.com
    (Translation) Masks, gloves, and disinfectant-soap containers used for protection against the COVID-19 pandemic have begun to have an adverse effect on the environment. According to [the Puerto Rican newspaper] El Vocero, masks and gloves have been seen floating over bodies of water and reaching the shore. "We see them floating as if they were jellyfish. The problem is that, everywhere one goes, one has to have masks, gloves, etc. Even face shields have been spotted. If they're not picked up, they'll eventually make it to water. If not, they reach the coast through the wind and reach the middle (of...
  • Video of the Arecibo Observatory collapse

    12/03/2020 9:05:28 AM PST · by cll · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/03/2020
    Gone in seconds.
  • Iconic radio telescope suffers catastrophic collapse

    12/02/2020 6:41:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com ^ | By Nadia Drake PUBLISHED December 1, 2020
    This aerial view shows the damage to the Arecibo Observatory after its 900-ton equipment platform broke loose, swung into a nearby rock face, and smashed onto the radio dish below. ==================================================================== The Arecibo Observatory’s suspended equipment platform fell hundreds of feet and crashed through the giant radio dish. The Arecibo Observatory’s suspended equipment platform collapsed just before 8 a.m. local time on December 1, falling more than 450 feet and crashing through the telescope’s massive radio dish—a catastrophic ending that scientists and engineers feared was imminent after multiple cables supporting the platform unexpectedly broke in recent months. No one was...
  • Arecibo Observatory Collapses

    12/01/2020 4:37:35 AM PST · by cll · 53 replies
    The Arecibo Observatory's platform collapsed this morning due to structural failure. In mid-November, the National Science Foundation had announced that the Observatory would be dismantled because of the danger it posed.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 11/22/2020

    11/22/2020 9:32:41 PM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/22/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Some angry New Jersey citizens living under the Dictatorship of COVID-19 getting a chance to confront Democrat Governor Phil Murphy as he dined outside with his family and a warning the words might be disturbing to some... The Danish study on wearing masks and COVID-19 published in recent days showing very little difference in preventing people from catching the virus... "Mask=Muzzle" "We will not comply" "Stuff your mandate" Those signs and others outside the Capitol in Salem, Oregon... Protesters on the streets in Omaha again tonight as well as Saturday night following the police killing Thursday evening of Kenneth Jones......
  • Facing collapse, the famed Arecibo Observatory will be demolished

    11/19/2020 2:22:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    The Verge ^ | Nov 19, 2020, 11:30am EST | Loren Grush
    The world-famous Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, known for helping scientists peer into deep space and listen for distant radio waves, is set to be decommissioned and demolished after engineers concluded that the facility’s structure is at risk of a collapse. While teams will try to salvage some parts of the observatory, the decommission will bring an end to the popular 57-year-old telescope, which has been featured in numerous films and television shows. The decision comes after two major cables failed at the facility within the last few months, causing significant damage to the observatory. The National Science Foundation (NSF),...
  • Trump saw gains among Florida Puerto Ricans. They say Democrats 'don't hear us'

    11/14/2020 4:45:55 AM PST · by cll · 8 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | 11/13/2020 | Bianca Padro Ocasio and Ben Wieder
    <p>MIAMI — Less than a month before Election Day, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez stood in front of a mural in Miami commemorating the victims of Hurricane Maria and recalled the pleas of a man he met in the Puerto Rican city of Ponce after the 2017 storm devastated the island of more than 3 million.</p>
  • "Democratic Campaign Workers Forged Absentee Ballots... They Used the Names of People Who Were Serving Time in Prison" (1994 Philly Election)

    11/09/2020 9:37:50 AM PST · by texas booster · 7 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | Nov 9, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    "Democratic Campaign Workers Forged Absentee Ballots... They Used the Names of People Who Were Serving Time in Prison" Mon Nov 9, 2020 Daniel Greenfield Don't get too excited. This is from Philly. But it's also from 1994 when a crucial election flipped the State Senate to the Republicans because of Democrat voter fraud. In writing today's article, American Coup, I mentioned how prevalent and blatant the voter fraud is in Philly. In 1994, the fraud in one Philly election was so bad that a federal judge ruled that a Democrat State Senator had to be replaced by a Republican shifting control of...
  • Former Puerto Rico Governor Hospitalized; Recovery Prospects "Encouraging"

    11/02/2020 1:22:30 PM PST · by Ebenezer · 4 replies
    El Vocero de Puerto Rico (Spanish-language article) ^ | 11/2/20 | Yaritza Rivera Clemente
    (Translation) The prospects on the health of former [Puerto Rico] Governor Carlos Romero Barceló are more encouraging, although he remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Ashford Presbyterian Community Hospital in El Condado, his daughter Melinda Romero Donnelly confirmed. "Today's prospects on Dad's health are more encouraging. Fortunately, he is breathing much better and with less reliance on oxygen," Romero Donnelly said in a written statement to EL VOCERO. "He remains in intensive care, stable given his condition. Again, thanks to all who are concerned about his health and I ask that you continue praying so this gladiator may go...
  • Study: Meth Use Is the Biggest Factor for HIV Seroconversion Among Gay and Bisexual Men

    10/26/2020 1:11:50 PM PDT · by fwdude · 21 replies
    The Body ^ | Oct. 20, 2020 | Larry Buhl
    Persistent use of methamphetamine is the single biggest risk factor for HIV seroconversion among gay and bisexual men, according to a new study published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Using subjects from across the U.S., including Puerto Rico and Guam, researchers found that over 12 months of follow-up, 14% of study participants reported using meth, and 2.5% tested positive for HIV (115 new infections). More than a third of study participants (36%) seroconverting for HIV were persistent users of methamphetamine.
  • Mainland Labor-Union PAC Contributes Generously to Leftist Candidate for Puerto Rico Governor

    10/23/2020 10:42:59 AM PDT · by Ebenezer · 5 replies
    Metro.pr (Spanish-language article) ^ | 10/23/20 | Manuel Guillama Capella
    The New Jersey Laborers PAC, a super political action committee (PAC) that represents the interests of the influential Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), gave on October 13 a $455,000 donation to Better Future Puerto Rico (PRMF), an independent-expenses committee that has been promoting the candidacy of Carlos “Charlie” Delgado Altieri for the [Puerto Rico] governorship. Cirilo Tirado, Campaign Director for Popular Democratic Party (PPD) candidate Delgado, assured that any work PRMF does is completely separate from the candidate’s political committee. Independent-expenses committees – Puerto Rico’s equivalent of the mainland Super PACs – such as PRMF are prohibited from...
  • Trump Supporters in Puerto Rico Hold Caravan

    10/22/2020 3:21:17 PM PDT · by Ebenezer · 6 replies
    (Translation) San Juan, Oct. 18 (EFE).- Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump in Puerto Rico held this Sunday a caravan throughout [the capital] San Juan to show their endorsement for a second term, despite the [island's] residents being unable to vote in [the] November 3 [presidential] election while being U.S. citizens. Since July 25, 1952, Puerto Rico defines itself as a U.S. Commonwealth, a status that confers some autonomy thanks to its own constitution but leaves under Washington's control certain matters such as borders, defense, diplomatic relations, or currency. Puerto Ricans [in the island] cannot vote for President because, according...