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Fresh update on "puerto" discussed on HouseSmarts Live with Lou Manfredini
"Millions of Americans saddled by a student loan debt have been given at least one more month of relief. The Trump Administration has suspended all federal student loan payments through the end of January. The moratorium, which started early in the pandemic, was set to expire at the end of the month. As for longer term relief, that'll be up to Congress or President elect Joe Biden's administration. Struggling businesses and schools could benefit from a bipartisan coronavirus bill that appears to be accelerating. On Capitol Hill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sounded as optimistic as ever that they could assemble a coronavirus package, the speaker said. Congress quote must get it done, she added. There was now momentum and the late summer the speaker dismissed a scaled back bipartisan coronavirus plan and pushed her more expensive bill. Thought, says Chad program. Both speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have expressed interest in combining the relief package with the government spending bill. The relief portion could total less than a trillion dollars rest and relax station on the island of Puerto Rico could lead to the arrest of a tourist. A judge has ordered the arrest of a U S mainland tourist who is accused of attacking a National guard trooper at Puerto Rico's airport after refusing to wear a face mask as required under panda. Make restrictions. 31 year old Adrien Williams faces charges including assault in the November 28th incident, caught on video that went viral. The incident angered many Puerto Ricans, who have repeatedly complained about tourists refusing to wear face masks as the U. S territory faces a record number of corona virus infections and deaths. On Thursday, Governor Wanda Vast quiz announced stricter measures to fight a rise in Copan 19 cases, including the closure of Marina's a lockdown on Sundays and a ban on weekend alcohol sales. Mary Course, Eddie Fox News and I'm Hamp you So this is Fox News? W A. B C traffic.
Puerto Rico seeks to arrest US tourist who refused face mask
"Judge has ordered the arrest of a tourist from the U. S mainland who's accused of attacking a National guard trooper at Puerto Rico's airport after refusing to wear a face mask as required under pandemic restrictions. 31 year old Aiden Williams now faces charges including assault in the November 28th incident, caught on video that went viral spokesman for Puerto Rico's Department of Justice says Williams is from Lake Elsinore, California but was born in South Carolina. His current whereabouts
Fresh update on "puerto" discussed on Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis
"Joe's with us and, you know, while we're Try and understand what's going on in our skies were saddened to hear that one of our main stations Was used to detect extraterrestrial signals is now collapse. It has been totaled. After 57 years, the space telescope but always evil Puerto Rico Collapsed stump, which China in the position to scour the skies for possible extraterrestrial techno signatures. Arecibo Observatory was built in the 19 sixties. Actually, it was a project that the Defense Department was pushing. They wanted to develop anti ballistic missile defenses. Famous for detecting pulsars, uh, capturing geological features of Mars and helping astronomers discover near earth asteroids like they knew along with making an appearance in 1950. Actually, it was in the James Bond film GoldenEye. Now. One of the things about this telescope Now that it's gone, Joe, is that China Has now they're what is called their 500 M Aperture Spherical Radio telescope. They're calling it fast. It's not the world's most sensitive listening scope. It's made of about 4040 50 individual panels. I mean it obvious evil used to be the biggest down. China's the biggest. So HVT is the phone US. I guess he's gonna have to be speak Chinese because it just seems that China now is building more powerful telescopes. They're building another powerful supercollider. And this much is we don't want to hear. They're doing better on the moon. What do you say about that? I think it's a good thing that sorry. You know, forcing us to keep up. You know, we need to keep up into her. Otherwise, you know, China and I'm fine. China wants to make an announcement. If they discover you know, they just discovered structures on the moon. Whoever gets there first, and I do think you know, I don't.
One of world's largest telescopes collapses in Puerto Rico
"Footage captures the collapse of what was once the largest radio telescope in the world. It was a sound too sad in the heart of star gazers everywhere. The National Science Foundation released footage of the Tuesday collapse of the damage Radio telescope in our Cibo, Puerto Rico. The closing of the telescope had been announced in November after cable snapped and gashed the reflector dish and damage to the receiver platform. Then on Tuesday, the 900 ton receiver platform fell until the 1000 Ft wide reflector dish more than 400 FT. Below. The telescope, nestled in the mountains of Puerto Rico, attracted tourists and played a key role in astronomical discoveries for more than half a century. Observe. Natori officials said they were saddened by the situation but thankful that no one was hurt. I'm Jennifer King Days
Fresh update on "puerto" discussed on Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis
"Is the debrief article, and they put this in in debrief. And they call them fast Movers and trans medium vehicles. Now I have never heard the term. I've heard the term fast mover or fast Walker, but I've never heard the term trans medium Can you explain what they mean? Basically can it goes from water the air back until it could do you know it can travel through air and then go into the water seamlessly and travel back up and then into space and the stars we know We don't have anything that can do that. The only other main there's a video from LaGuardia, Puerto Rico that from Homeland security. Camera Fleer camera, and it shows the object going into the lawyer and out of the water. So that's the only video I've seen of anything like that. And there are people skeptics that are saying while their drones now that could do that. You know, some of these objects are, according to some of the witnesses anonymously talking about being on a sub. These objects are going into the water and they're going. They're really high rate of speed as just the water. Isn't affecting them, so I don't know if they're able to put some sort of bubble around them where they're not affected by. You know, whatever they're going through, And then somebody said, Well, maybe they could go through a mountain because you know, there's been reports of your approach is going into the side of a mountain. So maybe something with their technology so that Do we have that? And I was having that you know the big with somebody if we have it. It would be such a black project, You know, Special access projects program, you know. I don't know. I can't say we don't have it. But as far as everybody in the murderer has been in that in that article, is that Macmillan wrote. They asked him about them. They're like a far as we know. No, we don't have anything like that. No, and it doesn't make any sense that they would tested right in front of our guys. That's not how they do it. So I don't know. You know, I'm open to it. Being some of these being our And I don't know if they're necessarily testing them in front of us and whether or not it's just a random encounter, But they did. You know, there are other people in military that have seen these triangles. And some of them think they're ours. So and you know, there are people who have worked for the government and have ideas that they're ours but locked up in a special access program, and we won't know about it unless we can get into those programs. So and I get it. I guess Flack for that, because people like we don't have that. It's definitely non human. I'm like, maybe it maybe maybe not human, but I don't know that, you know. Well, why would the intelligence community dangle and it just seems to me that Lately. We've had NASA. We've had other scientists. Pan Starrs. I'm just going through all of the different groups. I've been hearing from lately dangling this cosmic carrot in front of people by saying Well, this obviously is brought to us from intelligence is of unknown origin. It's like they should have an echo and a dunk. Dun dun after they say it because he just it just sounds so Compelling Now, are they doing this to you? No profit, their budgets or they doing this because they're actually you're saying that they were looking at these things and they're being piloted by intelligence of unknown origin. That's the question I have. Yeah, a lot of people. There are people that think you know, Tom belongs company to the stars. One of their main goals and the people within that you don't really hear from their goal is to get more money for defense budgets and No, I have one source that believe that 100%. That's what they're all about. Because first it's not a big fan of theirs, and I don't see that. I mean, maybe once again. I don't. I've never seen that from them. They're mean, keep you safe and very conservative, saying these objects are unknown. We don't know what they are. They might be a threat. We don't know, but we have to. You know, you have to take all possibilities into account and I do believe That some of these are not ours and Not ours, meaning not human and whether or not their extraterrestrial, I don't know, but I think I think yeah, I think there are people in our government and the military intel world that have no idea what these are. They don't think they're ours. Maybe summer hours. Maybe some of the triangles are ours. But overall, there's a small percentage that Our mysterious and you know we can talk about. We've talked about it before the speculation where, But yeah, Z. Somebody excitements Go back Hundreds. You know hundreds of years thousands of years ago I read the report. In sacred tax. They sound like UFO sighting. But even back the 1314 100, they're exciting that sound like UFO's eyewitnesses talking about it. We didn't have it back in the 1300. So yeah, we may have at some point. Figured out some aspect of this and could overcome gravity to some degree, But some of these objects are not ours in my Michael well, and I was expecting when they okay. When I first saw the photo, I first read about it right? And then I saw the photo making the rounds on the Internet. And I said, This is the photo. Wow. And the reason why I said Wow is because just I think it was like a few weeks ago There was a release. I guess it was. It was a leaked photo. Of a white drone..
Footage released of collapse of huge Puerto Rico radio telescope
"Newly released footage captures the collapse of what was once the largest radio telescope in the world it was a sound to sadden the heart of stargazers everywhere the National Science Foundation released footage of the Tuesday collapse of the damage radio telescope in Arecibo Puerto Rico the closing of the telescope had been announced in November after cable snapped and gashed the reflector dish and damage the receiver platform then on Tuesday the nine hundred ton receiver platform fell onto the one thousand four wide reflector dish more than four hundred feet below the telescope nestled in the mountains of Porter Rico attracted tourists and played a key role in astronomical discoveries for more than half a century observatory officials said they were saddened by the situation but thankful that no one was hurt I'm Jennifer king
Fresh update on "puerto" discussed on Real Estate Coaching Radio
"To one. And we're back enjoying are broadcasting. Live from lovely miami beach florida. We're looking out of the window in our hotel room at the beautiful ocean and the sands and whatnot and some of you might be surprised. Him and julia. You live at the beach. Puerto rico would you go to the beach in miami. Which is you know. Actually we've had three people. Ask that question. We tell them that we're going especially people who live here. You're going hold on. Go to puerto rico for vacation. You're coming here. Didn't you get that all wrong while we're here because we're for the holidays. Obviously we're doing little light. Christmas shopping for the for the zo ser and And also to visit with a lot of friends. So that's why we're here primarily and of course a nice time of your to do a little traveling and gives you an opportunity to do a little bit about reminiscing and i think appreciating as well and so also the most important thing. All of you need to be doing this. Time of year is working on your real estate treasure maps. And we've been talking with you leading up to it. We're going to be focusing on for the rest of this month..
Md. health officers stop coronavirus-positive boy from boarding at Baltimore Washington International
"Because it tested positive for covert 19. This was right before Thanksgiving on that Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Boy and his mom from a chemical county. We're about to board a flight for Puerto Rico. They do not know the boy had tested positive. Airport authorities credit quick coordination by federal, state and local officials with locating the boy in time. Police searching for a suspect in an attempted Carjacking two failed
Fresh update on "puerto" discussed on Michael Savage
"Don't think so. I think to doing it the second time around. Thank you. Blame for the call is going to be harder. And I think that the energy was there. Maura the first time around that I think they're going to have more trouble because this war not guy, for example, is anti military up and down the line. Is Georgia changed that much that I would expect that he can still get over the finish line. Just buy outright cheating. Because if you believe that's the case Then it's over already. Is it not? How did Trump do as well as he did then? If they could just do whatever they want. In any state. I'm not believing that it's harder than you think to do that. Would agree, though. Look, I pretty much liked a lot of bars stuff, but he's disappointed me. With the door and report and all the stuff that's going on recently. And if he is the robot, you don't know that. I don't know that to what degree and he will not take action. Remove him or Have some other department in the Justice Department. Take action to keep him there. If you want to remove him, I don't carry the one but take action. That's on the president. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, whatever kind of leverage you have on the secretary of state and governor, whatever it might be, what any level take that action. I think the president tomorrow. Rather than just making vague arguments. I know he's wound up going there to Georgia about how it was rigged and stolen from him. Okay, Now you have the opportunity both for that. And in this upcoming election to tell us what do you prepared to do? What will you do about it? Given the vast powers of the presidency, And if you want to say well, bars, not doing anything firearm that I mean, isn't this pretty simple logic, but I still don't understand the logic. Why go out and vote? We're done. They're that good there that bold They won the election. They'll just steal it, no matter what we do. That too. May you know what your kids or grandkids in the eyes and said I couldn't do anything. Yeah. Tell me about that country what It was like when you were growing up. What With that was this Electoral college how many members were in the Supreme Court again? G grandpa. I didn't know that Puerto Rico was not a state. I didn't know that Just Washington, D. C was a state I've heard We had two parties in this country. Tell me about that Republican party. She? We don't seem to have that any more. People don't even vote. Why bother? So one horse town? Whatever they say. You want to have that conversation? All right, let's go to Brian in Georgia. Hey, Brian, Thanks for calling from the belly of the beast. How are you? Great. Great. Uh, you know, we've got to go back to do this Runoff election. I don't see why. We can't have a read vote for the presidency.
The Truth Behind Launching Companies with Vinnie Tortorich
"Vinnie ceo. What's up to fire nation and sheer something interesting about yourself. That most people don't know hello fire. Nation graft to be back john. Thanks for having me on. Wow something most people don't know. Well here's a deal. I'm health and fitness expert and most people have been into ultra cycling ultra vents in holding. So oddly enough. I love to exercise and of course i eat right and take care of my health. So people would think. Oh well fitness is the most important thing to this guy and fitness may be well. It's number one bay but it may have a rival Financial health has always been as important to me. You know just watching my money watching where goes protecting it. Investing it myself not needing it in the hands of other people. So i look at at financial fitness as long as much or more than i do my own physical fitness. I love hearing that for sure. And i mean we actually had a really fun chat before i hit the record button here where both myself and vinnie fire nation. We escaped california. We're not talking about the fires we're talking about the insane taxes which by the way vinnie. I don't know if you're so tracking this but they're raising state taxes to sixteen point five percent there that's just state taxes which is absolutely mind blowing. The only problem. I have with vinny to be honest with you. Fire nation is that he stopped about twelve hundred miles to short he. He needs to get into a boat even a canoe paddle out into the atlantic. Come a little self from virginia vinnie. Angle yourself down towards the equator. Don't stop to you. Hit puerto rico and come join the world of four percent my man come on you know what we actually talk about because you know my wife is european so i could be anywhere in the world. That has a computer. If i can run a computer could be anywhere in the world and it felt so good leaving california and going to a quote unquote normal state. But we've talked about it. You know. I keep going buddy. John says that guy's killing. Okay let me just let me just say this. This is what i want to happen. I want you and your wife to come down. Visit me for a weekend. And i will blow your minds with beauty. Amazingness of the islands and by the way from saint joe from from san juan international airport. We have direct flights to germany to portugal. Talking five hours in the air. You're in europe. It's absolutely unbelievable. So that's for another time but the invitations always there have any i would love to host here love to. I wanna talk right now about you and starting companies because a lot of people a lot of people in fire nation included. They think that they need to go directly to outside investors to go to venture capital to raise all of this money before they even think about starting a company but you started a very successful. Vitamin company was zero outside investors. Talk to us about that. How did you pull that off. Yeah i think you have my partner. Andy schreiber the vitamin business on the show at some point and what had happened was the whole time. I was in california to reason i went. There was to start up businesses. And every time i had a great idea it turned out. Man made like two or three pennies on a dollar. Because when you're borrowing someone else's money are you have these investors. They're taking the big financial. Had a big chance. Even though you ll invented something they walked lion's share out it and when you go to a bank and beg a bank for money first off you have to have a like a whole business plan written out in the whole thing. And i every time i went to a bank and a wanted to start a vitamin company. There were like who are you. And why should we trust you with my with my plan in place. They were like yeah. We don't think so. And so that's how that whole thing started I got lucky that that was a lucky move in my life. I wrote book. And i it. The book is called fitness confidential. And the book a year. How they say you should dance like no one is looking yeah. I wrote a book as if no one was going to have anything and everything that i wanted to put it in a book went into that buck and it turned out that it was this weird colossal success
Iconic radio telescope in Puerto Rico collapses
"101 805 78 24 100. Loss in the science world. CBS is Lilia Luciano report one of the largest radio telescopes in the world and to see what Puerto Rico has finally collapsed days after the National Science Foundation shut it down due to irreparable damage Built in the sixties, the observatory was key to noble price winning astronomical discoveries, exploring new planets and signs of extraterrestrial life. It brought pride, tourism and film productions to the island. It's collapses more devastating news in a 2020 that started in Puerto Rico with destructive
Bad Bunny tops Spotify's most-streamed list of 2020
"For bad bunny Spotify says. He's the music streaming. Services. Most listened to artist of 2020 more than 8.3 billion streams worldwide for the Puerto Rican rapper, But he didn't have the most stream song. That honor goes to the weekends. Blinding lights. The most streamed artist in the U. S. Can't Tapper juice world who died last December of an accidental drug overdose. Not your friend Billy Alice was the most streamed woman globally, though in the U. S. It was Taylor Swift, the
Bad Bunny tops Spotify's most-streamed list of 2020
"Most played artist on spotify globally. Speaking bad bunny the puerto rican superstars the music platforms most streamed artist of the year with eight point. Three billion streams globally the latin grammy winner and hitmaker. Who released a new album last week. Leads a top five list that also includes drake jay alvin juice world and the weekend with more than three point. Three billion streams bad bunny sophomore solo album. Y h l q md lg tops. Spotify's list of most streamed albums globally the weekends. after hours post malone hollywood's bleeding. Harry styles is fine line and depots at future nostalgia round off the top five. The weekends album is the only one of the top five to earn no grammy nominations. The album single blinding lights. Spotify is most streamed song of the year with more than one point six billion streams globally
"A huge loss": Huge radio telescope in Puerto Rico collapses following damage
"Observatory in Puerto Rico has collapsed photos show this morning on Twitter, the huge radio telescope collapsed into its dish. The telescope has been an incredible research tool for astronomers around the world. It's best known for its roles in Hollywood movies, though, like contacting, But James Bond's GoldenEye, the National Science Foundation and the University of Central Florida did manage the telescope badly damaged in recent hurricanes.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will step down on Jan 20
"The federal communications commission will get a new leader next year. The current chairman. A jeep pie. He'll be leaving. The telecom regulator in january clearing the way for president elect joe biden to select a new head for the agency. Here's our puerto ryan tracy with more a deep prize probably best known for dismantling net neutrality. Rules that were put in place. During the obama administration these regulated how internet service providers treat traffic on their networks. And we definitely. It's back to ever. Joe biden chooses to lead the agency to go back to some version of those rules. Once they get in power another shift we could see on broadband both the trump administration and the future at biden administration definitely want to connect everyone to the internet. That's a pretty popular idea in general but we could see a different emphasis. Republicans focused a lot in the last four years on rural areas where networks needed to be built out and we could see democrats focused more on urban areas where the issue is often that people can't afford internet access.
The Long Legacy Of The Arecibo Telescope
"So let's step back for a minute edit and get a better sense of how the telescope has been used over the years. Tell me about what it does. What kind of projects it's worked on. So one of the really neat things about the The observatory that's very versatile. Scientific instrument most telescopes radio. Telescopes don't have the ability to send out light. They only capture late at the observatory. We can send and capture late when an asteroid coming by. We're pretty much a flashlight that we turn on we send out to. It comes back right. We can tell you how far these objects are down to a meters unbelievable add narrate and we care about where these asteroids are going to be because what if one day this thing comes around and gets too close to earth if we can let people know this is going to happen next year we can actually prepare for it like dinosaurs. They didn't have a space program so they can get to prepare for anything. That's true we do have that on the dinosaurs. We don't have much. But we have out of cbo and we have the direct understanding of asteroids because i also think just from an outsider's perspective like this telescope does really play a role in our cultural imagination. It contributes to our sense of off. You know about the universe. Like i think i remember in the seventies it was used to deliberately beam a message into space. You know like hey. We're here like i mean it really has like not only these scientific contributions but these cultural contributions it's like an it's an inspirational place. You know oh yeah. I love marvel. I'm love marvel comics. And things like that and i was watching. Although i'm a little old doesn't matter. I was watching a cartoon about the avengers and the avengers were flying off to the odyssey observatory to save it. Who was that still in the cartoon. Oh my gosh so yes it really is you know. It's not like one of those fields of science or scientific tools that really stays in academia right. It provides a broader context for understanding. The universe for non-academic says well which i think is is really special and important. It's like bench because of its versatility. It gets to be part of not only applied science but just part of typical day to day life. You may not see it. But it's there in cultural context. It's there you know saving your life making sure this asteroid is not coming towards you. It's really cool so it sounds like at this. Recent damage has big implications in terms of slowing down a lot of research. What kind of research are we going to be missing out on right now with it down well for personal perspective. I actually had some observing runs. We're gonna come up in late. September through october where we were going to be studying mars with radar this year mars was going to be the closest it was going to be and also observable from the osce observatory until the year twenty sixty seven so it. This year was literally a once in a lifetime. Opportunity to observe mars with other. See all twenty twenty twenty twenty worst year ever. Yeah okay so the damage that happened. This year isn't the first hurdle for the observatory right hurricane. Maria damaged the observatory twenty. Seventeen you you were working there right like. Tell me about that experience. Su twenty seven one hurricane. Maria came by not only was. I was still working at. The observatory actually stayed at the observatory. That's where i went for shelter so i got to see the winds combined and the damage For me one of the things that like hit me the most or make me realize the damage the most after the hurricane when we went outside. And when you look across the telescope and it's in the middle of a beautiful rain-forest greenery everywhere and that day after the hurricane when we went outside there's there is no green left it just nothing just brown. Everything was brown. The trees were dead. You see all the way down to the soil. It was impactful in the sense of. Wow this is the damage of the hurricane. Awesome packed full as a puerto rican. Who's used to seeing their island. Be beautiful and green selling costs high. Like that's gone all gone in day. That's tough that you know it starts being Quite a bit less about the science at that point. Oh very quickly. I mean after the hurricane when there was no utilities at all on the island we still had a couple of generators so people from of see what would drive up. We pump water for them and they leave with a bunch of water the to drink water. Well so okay. Let's let's let's talk a little bit about the funding struggles right because there have been ongoing funding struggles for the telescope. Break that down a little bit for me yes. The telescope which is owned by the national science foundation has had some funding struggles in that the budget that is used to operate. It has been going down. And it's gone down from anywhere from about fourteen mil per year with the expected current contract. They could go all the way down to two million gotcha into and so what will that mean for for the telescope and the people that work on it. So as there is diminishing funds going there They'll be less available time for people to go explore go observe pulsars and find the first evidence for gravitational waves which won the telescope a nobel prize in physics and nineteen seventy-three. It's
Millions pack airports, roads despite warnings from health experts
"Cases could be surging. Millions of Americans are expected to ignore warnings and travel to see loved ones. This Thanksgiving. CBS is Lilia Luciano, saying Friday and Saturday. We're two of the busiest days. At the nation's airports since the start of the pandemic, America's refusing to let the covert crisis grand them packing airports across the country. Despite the CDC is plea to stay at home. I get it, but it's Thanksgiving on people want to be with their families. Two million passengers took flights so far this weekend. This behavior worries Washington Governor Jay Insley. We have to understand that the house is on fire right now. Deaths are now climbing and 43 States and Puerto Rico hospitalizations are at a record high and jumping in every state. And on Friday, the number of travelers screened at airport security checkpoints in the United States topped one million for only the second time since March. They're still doing the detective work in
As U.S. coronavirus cases soar, Thanksgiving travel surge
"The country. Despite the CDC is plea to stay at home. I get it, but it's Thanksgiving on people want to be with their families. Two million passengers took flights so far this weekend. This behavior worries Washington Governor Jay ends late. We have to understand that the House is on fire right now. Deaths are now climbing and 43 States and Puerto Rico hospitalizations are at a record high and jumping in every state. On Friday, the number of travelers screened at airport security checkpoints in the United States, topping one million for the second time. Since March. Well, they're still doing the detective work and Springfield trying to track down the
Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope to close in blow to science
"A huge telescope in Puerto Rico that's been featured in films like the James Bond movie goldeneye is slated to be shut down the National Science Foundation says it will close the telescope at the renowned Arecibo observatory in Puerto Rico it's considered a blow to scientists worldwide who depend on it for celestial observations the thousand foot wide radio telescope drew ninety thousand visitors year as long served as a training ground for hundreds of graduate students in August a cable broke and tore up one hundred foot hole in the reflector dish and damage the dome above it then in November a steel cable snapped causing further damage and the telescope is considered to be at serious risk of collapse I'm Jennifer king
Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope to close in blow to science
"The National Science Foundation says it will close the huge telescope at the renowned are Cibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. It's a blow to scientists worldwide who depend on it to search for planets, asteroids and extraterrestrial life. The foundation says. It's just too dangerous to keep operating the single dish Radio telescope. Given the significant damage it recently sustained in August and auxiliary cable broke and tour 100 ft hole in the reflector dish and damaged the dome above it. Then, a couple of weeks ago, one of the telescopes, main steel cable snapped.
Iconic Arecibo Observatory faces demolition due to damage
"The search for planets, asteroids and extraterrestrial life is about to suffer a loss. The National Science Foundation says it will close the huge telescope that's operated for 57 years. At an observatory in Puerto Rico used by scientists worldwide, contributing to Nobel Prize winning research and featured in at least two movies, the agency says snapped cables and recent structural damage make it too dangerous to continue operating. The 1000 FT wide dish,
Fed Up With Facebook and Twitter, Some Conservatives Turn to Parler
"In recent months. In years we've seen mainstream social media. Companies like facebook and twitter. Step up their efforts to moderate content on their platforms in some prominent conservatives have said many of those measures unfairly target them and censor their viewpoints on the internet. They've increasingly responded by telling their followers to join them. On another social media platform it's called parlor and its billing itself. As a sort of libertarian. Alternative to twitter or puerto jeff horwitz has been looking into parlor and he joins me now to talk more about it. Jeff things being here certainly alright so for the folks who have been leaving book twitter. Can you just remind us what are their concerns with those platforms. Don't like content moderation very much or at least the way that the platforms are doing it. We should say and this kind of all boiled over the with the election the idea that the platforms would be one fact checking claims about voter fraud. That didn't really pan out but it'd be fact checking them at all and to be labeling the president's own speech and in some cases even restricting the spread of it really got people riled up and so many of them have been turning to parlor instead. It's sort of billing itself as this libertarian version of twitter but what exactly does parlor differently. That sort of appeals to these groups so the first thing it does is it does not moderate content except in very rare circumstances. The team does volunteers right now. So you know whether it even does it under. Those circumstances is kind of tb. Rules are no threatening to kill people and no committing illegal acts by means of the platform. Those two things are out aside from that. You wanna share nude sell fees by all means you want to use ethnic slurs. Go right ahead and this is intentional. Design the back of the hat form. It was launched with the expectation that there would be sort of this radical liberty approach and that even hateful speech would be tolerated and the thing that is sort of really different as well is that the platform doesn't push content at all so facebook and twitter and youtube. They all operate by recommending the best content when we think about things going viral it's usually because the platforms recognized that users responding in such a way that it was gonna meant the content was going to have great interest and then pushed it out to a whole bunch of people. This plant doesn't do that at all so you follow you. Follow you see their posts in reverse chronological order. And that's that so if the platform doesn't determine what people see what is doing that so on parlor. The interesting thing is that they've basically left all of this up to users. It is a user's responsibility to label sensitive about would be pornographic or extremely violent or hate-filled content if they post it and it is also used responsibility to use filters to determine whether they're going to see that so instead of trying to make sure that you know bad stuff doesn't go around the platform which is what the mainstream platforms tend to do what parlour is trying to do is making it so that you don't have to see it if you don't wish to and you giving users more control on that level so again it's just based on putting decisions that have typically been done on the platform level pushing it down to the user level and you mentioned the backers of parliament. Who's behind this. So rebecca mercer is the funder that got it off the ground. I mean everyone involved. Is i think has some very solid libertarian credentials executives with sort of ayn rand ian objectivism credentials or you know sort of bitcoin. Devotees rebecca mercer is the sign of robert mercer. Who is extremely wealthy hedge fund manager. Who has both funded. A whole bunch of very libertarian slash right meaning causes and also was involved with the cambridge analytica situation back in two thousand sixteen so he was funded dot company. Which was we all know. Got into a great deal of mass. Based on their somewhat dodgy business practices and as well obtaining of facebook data in ways that were blessed than orthodox. Got an end. Just how popular is this. Gambit of their how popular is parlor so parlour has gone from around four and a half million users before the election to well over ten men had been around for over two years at this point so they were really actually very slam trying to keep up with the traffic and it certainly didn't hurt that. You had some very high profile folks. Dan bongino the facebooks. Most popular radio hosts very right leaning. Talk show type actually. Owns a stake in the thing and has been pumping this on facebook as well based on the idea that people are irritated about facebook. Showdown groups and You know the stop. The steel effort that they sort of crackdown on and so it's kind of been on the platform itself. It's been getting pushed pretty hard. And that's been a big part of their growth. And i guess the question is does this platform present a competitive threat to the mainstream social media companies. Like could it actually compete with facebook and twitter too early to say. I think that there is a lot of skepticism. I mean people always say they don't want you know anyone else telling them what to thank telling them what to read or recommending content or censoring that they say that however the the history of the mainstream platforms basically was of people who had roughly those ideas themselves who were very much first amendment devotees even though they ran private platforms in the first amendment. Doesn't really apply in the full sense. They really wanted to keep it open for everybody and the problem is is that life gets in the way a and really vile stuff makes other users feel uncomfortable crimes get committed. There's kind of a reason why these platforms have cracked down over time. So i think it's sort of to be determined whether people who are leaving facebook and twitter because of their concerns that conservative viewpoints aren't going to be are being treated fairly are going to like being on a platform where like nude sell. Fees are totally cool. Are a wall street journal. Reporter jeff horowitz. Things reporting thank you.
Why Dr. Julie Ramos Insists You Take Care of Your Heart
"That they're almost thank you so much for doing this. I would thank you. I am happy to be here. Your mom's Costa Rican. Puerto Rican growing up. What were the messages? You got about Healthy Living actually we did not talk about Healthy Living. I really the only thing I could really remember my dad saying was no too fast foods. So we always ate at home. He felt that fast foods were unhealthy. So the rice and beans and meat, you know, lots of plantains, you know, that's just how I grew up very traditional in culturally food-wise and nobody ever went to the gym. I mean that was unheard of growing up your parents, especially your dad like so many immigrants parents really big on the value of Education was the dream always to be a doctor. I always say my father brainwashed me ever since I was in first grade. He said look, the only way to progress in the United States is to get a diploma get a degree get some sort of recognition through education. He gave me three choices. He goes you either become a doctor a lawyer engineer pick one song. I just want to tell you every one's listening right now and raising their hand cuz it's like yeah. Those are those are the options. So I kept hearing that of course as a kid, you're like, oh God now, he's known knowing me and you know, I just want to be a kid, but I did realize probably around fourth or fifth grade that I was actually achieving significant goals and scores things came not easily but with studying and hard work, I think there was a positive impact. So that was a self reinforcement of I can actually do this. I'll be okay. If my mom had to work two jobs and my dad had to work two jobs. They did they included tutoring if it was needed just to be sure that I was able to keep up with the challenges. You go to Rutgers for undergrad then tops for your Ms. In nutritional Sciences. Why get the MS instead of going directly to medical school? So that was the argument I had with my dad for a few years when I told him I was going to probably not to a traditional biology undergraduate. I wanted to do nutrition and in my head I said well as if I was a nutritionist or dietician I could get a job. Okay, so I was a little pragmatic from the beginning. He was like, I don't know. I hope you can go to medical school, but then I decided I really thought having a bachelor's in nutrition was not enough that it needed to have a master's in order to get an acceptable sort of position. My dad was disappointed. He thought I let him down I think looking back he realizes that I took a little bit of a longer route, but he actually thinks it was probably a smart move on to UMDNJ now known as Rutgers School of biomedical and Health Sciences for your birth. Cardiology fellowship at Emory your residency at Cornell when I spoke to dr. Laura Scott. She's a dermatologist in Miami. We talked about how almost every medical student has a moment or a series of moments where they worry that they are on the wrong path. And this is particularly complicated and Medicine cuz you're normally pretty deep in at the point at which I realize that both deep into your schooling and deep into debt. What was that moment for you? Oh goodness from the beginning. I think that by the time I had applied for my life have been you know, pretty successful. I got a full scholarship for all four years at UMDNJ for my tuition. They had a very supportive system at the medical school down as Hispanic Center of Excellence. They had some infrastructure to help but I think in my mind I did not have the basic tools. Of really how to sit down how to study how to organize my thoughts. That was something I kind of haphazardly learned on my own but it wasn't taught by my parents. It was thought by anyone had no organizational skills. I was all over the map.
"puerto" Discussed on Latino USA
"Can see it in the recent protests and the weekend after two particularly strong earthquakes shook towns in the south west of Puerto Rico roads were clogged with civilians. Not Government officials going to deliver deliver emergency aid. The people go on the stand at this point that they cannot trust government and they are taking care of themselves and taking care of the people affected victimized by the situation without waiting for the government we saw for the corrupt government in Puerto Rico and resolve the discrimination of the US government in August. The Department of Housing being an urban development announced that hurricane recovery aid for nine states would be made available but that the US Virgin Islands and Rico would have to wait longer and be subject two conditions. The official line was that Puerto Rico's government couldn't be trusted. We understand that we have a program of corruption. Nobody can deny that input regal as we say here in a way that is still commando you can block the song there and we have a really big problem with corruption. We'd government incompetence competence with politicking in government. It said that that should not be an excuse for the US to fulfill its responsibility with their colony money and east ironic that president trump has accused Puerto Rican politicians of being corrupt the only corruption accusations up to this point related related to phones off. Maria Been famous official vice-director famous photo and an American contractors. In other words words federal officials not local ones a FEMUR report from 2017 showed that the agency was aware that public school buildings were vulnerable to earthquake damage but they still cut funds for repairs last year. A school collapsed during an earthquake earlier this month. President trump was slow to sign emergency declarations after the earthquakes and and as a squall notes ninety percent of disaster response contracts for Puerto. Rico are in the hands of companies from the fifty states. Whose fault is this really? WHO's is in charge? And who is responsible in the day to day I would say that. The default is fifty fifty divided at the local government meant and the federal government but really in the grand scope of things. The fault is the United States government and commerce fault for more than one hundred twenty years. Now Oh you know it's ridiculous Rico is still a colony in the twenty first century and it is easy for president trump to blame the local government whenever he wants until make up excuses excuses when the fact is he and all the presents that came before him are holding a democratic regime here and decide over budget and over for issues whenever they please without being enacted bite us. The problem is the local government blames the Federal Government and a thorough government blames the local government and and stuck in between are trimmed. Puerto Rican solid time. You know some folks are saying let's not protests. Let's not make things worse you know. Trump already has called his corrupt or just proving him right and he's GonNa withhold aid but the aid is already being withheld than the United States. They already think that. Puerto Ricans can't govern themselves els and that's why we've never been given that ability in that right. Puerto Ricans are caught in this double bind. Were there denied. This democratic rights denied aid. You know but but then they're also told to deal with and not take care of these corrupt politicians and government mismanagement issues that are being used as reason then for holding the aid. Is there a way to route out. Corruption and ineptitude while not fueling the cruel and offensive narrative. That island doesn't deserve aid and that it can't Minhaj itself Yeti Marceau's that for residents of a colony the double bind also applies to the issue of perception. WB The boys talked about this idea of double consciousness snus that was held by African Americans in the United States. Where on the one hand they have their kind of internal perceptions of cells that we all do but they're also so always thinking of how they're being viewed by others measuring themselves by the means of what he described as a nation that looked back upon them with contempt? You know that also also works on a societal level where the entirety of Puerto Rico is on the one hand developing its own ideas of south developing projects and new political programs of what we want to see here but at the same time as we develop them were constantly thinking about. Well how is this GonNa look like from the outside. How is this going to look like Mike to the United States or to the federal government or two? US Tax payers who then might or might not tell their representatives to support certain legislation. That might favor us so no we have no say we have no representatives in government the only way that we can achieve these things as by worrying about the projections that we make in the US public sphere. So is the answer then just to ignore that that narrative that gets built that what did he go doesn't deserve aid or that it. It can't govern itself. I don't think it's to be ignored it though. I think that that's something that is more important for people in the fifty states to worry about and to hold their government representatives accountable for what they're doing work here in Puerto Rico work leaning up our government. We're holding our politicians accountable. In some ways it can be seen as kind of further indictment on the government but it also is further proof of how committed Puerto Ricans are to holding their the politicians accountable within one electoral term. We're on the second governor that we're trying to get rid of and me. While in the United States there's these long drawn out process process of impeachment et Cetera. There aren't really giving people any satisfaction.
"puerto" Discussed on Latino USA
"Example there were having trouble getting a venue. He stepped in he made. Some calls pulled some strings in one. Fifty thousand dollars donation to the university later restart West was in business restart. West is a more intimate affair at least compared with last marches events more of a retreat and conference lots of brainstorming. Coming sessions about how to be of service to the island. Puerto Rico has the possibility now of being put on the map as a hub of innovation. And that's a that's that's a wonderful thing if it works overall. Think less pitching more guided meditation shopping. I they have silence. They showed up in a ritzy villa in the hills overlooking the water and Rincon one of the first evenings go so well and impromptu Singalong long breaks out the same one earlier at first things pretty smoothly. AG organizes a hack on at the a university. That's a success. Two days later is their big outreach. Event the day of listening it's billed as an opportunity for the crypto people to listen and learn from Puerto Against no I actually wanted to be more involved in the planning of that. Particular event says that if he had been the flyers wouldn't have all been in English for one. The event takes place in a conference room at a resort spruce out with fake columns in these rented chandeliers Iraq's wearing a shirt that says the female lead charge. You guys have been working your butts off for years down here the helps here now. It's basically just the CRYPTO. The people themselves. In the room mostly non Puerto Ricans except for a group of protesters that showed up there. Were half a dozen of them in the room. They started by voicing concerns. I can't even afford to buy the land. I'm stepping on all. UCS extraction with this project and it quickly becomes apparent at this day of listening. It doesn't have a lot of listening on the agenda. More telling really is going to be a beautiful thing. All of these people have such good intentions attention to trust. I believe and they're going to make something beautiful have been in. You're going to be a part of it whether you like the other. I like it steps up and takes the MIC. Someone wants to.
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"Brock Pierces everything movement. It's a few months after the conference points and brock is spearheading another week of crypto events. This time on the west coast of the island instead of in the capital. They're calling restart West when we first met. Aj at the CRYPTO conference. He was dead set on getting and with Brock and his inner circle and when he'd heard about this about about west he saw his chance so we just showed up at Bronx House. Did they before they were going to leave. When they're and I didn't leave? I was I leaving for another story that was needed in order for me to go with them and it worked. They brought him along to act as a liaison between the crypto people and the locals. Because it's important to have someone from here help with the cultural and language barrier after all the bad press after the last events the goal was to make this one at pure more inclusive they wanted to develop a better relationship with Puerto Ricans. Aj would be their secret weapon. And that's why it's important to be working with logos also if you want to make an impact on the island of the locals and his. Aj tells it his local knowledge came in handy. For example there were having trouble getting a venue. He stepped in he made. Some calls pulled some strings in one. Fifty thousand dollars donation to the university later restart West was in business restart. West is a more intimate affair at least compared with last marches events more of a retreat and conference.
"puerto" Discussed on Latino USA
"That sing along that you just heard is from this spring of twenty eighteen. It's it's just a few months. After hurricane. Maria Puerto Rico is still devastated and these people are here they say to rebuild. That's why they were singing. Build it up. At that time the group was calling themselves the port-au-prince many of them are newly rich off of Bitcoin. The digital currency some have even moved to Puerto Rico to take advantage of its favourable tax laws. The Man in the Zorro hat brought peers. He would say it's not about the taxes. He's declared to the world that he's going to help turn this island. Into A HIGH-TECH CRYPTO currency paradise reporters working cobbler and my glow Bryan have been following this story. We begin in March of Twenty Eighteen and Joaquin and Michael. Michael have descended into the heart of criminal mania. They're going to take it from here and a warning. There are some curse words in this episode sewed which with leapt last year right before tax season. A few hundred Silicon Valley types touched down in Puerto Rico. Actually to these castaways. It's Puerto Crypto two weeks of BITCOIN themed events. And we're here at the finale coin agenda Caribbean.
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"puerto" Discussed on Throughline
"It back in Puerto Rico when you're moving cracks down on the nationalist Albee was arrested again and sentenced to eighty years in prison and nearly three thousand independence. Supporters are arrested all over the island. The message is clear pragmatic reformers. Munoz Marin are working in the best interest of Puerto Rico. The nationalist are lunatics who need to be stopped and when it comes time I'm to vote on Commonwealth status for Puerto Rico. They win. Puerto Ricans overwhelmingly vote to make Puerto Rico a Commonwealth and that is still the underpinning of the legal relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico still by nineteen fifty three Commonwealth status is set in stone. Yes this is the Commonwealth Rico a land of song and laughter tiny bit in the United States. The warm seas of the Atlantic and the Caribbean independence is not only off the table. It isn't even a part of the conversation anymore. Albizu Campos and the nationalists have lost the fight but at some refuse to accept defeat and on March first nineteen fifty four they make a desperate final stand the march first nineteen fifty four four Puerto Rican nationalists enter the US Capitol House of Representatives Chamber in Washington in DC and the House gallery where I was working. Mike Michelson was the House Radio and TV Gallery director at the time and I Chandran noticed some people came in the door which is to my left judge stairs and then I turn around in the bottom and know that I figured they would just chore us like so many people then the open fire. I heard this loud poppy. Noida POW POW House members members take cover as bullets spray around him. I ducked underneath the ledge. We had a legend Writing Ledge all the while the shooter shout Viva Puerto Rico Libra three long live free Puerto Rico five members of Congress but wounded. No one died. Eventually police managed to get inside the chambers an arrest them three men and one woman shoveled and wild. I'm Puerto Rican. Fanatic Raphael. Maranda is photograph moments after he and fellow hello terrorists Andres Cordeiro joined with Lalita Lebron and boring twenty shops at the crowded house. Four five congressmen are wounded in the murderous attack so the chiefs shooter in that nineteen fifty four how shooting is lowly. Lebron angry menacing crowd pictures from that day show Alita Lebron with red lipstick on wearing in heels and according to a New York Times account quote she emptied the chambers of a big Luger pistol holding it in her two hands and waving at wildly I looked up and I see these people are standing up with guns in their hands and the woman was standing with them and she had a big flag then she threw down the pistol and and whipped out a Puerto Rican flag which she waved royal waving the flag back and forth but never did manage to unfurl fully the nationalist no they're fighting a losing battle but they get what they hoped for the attention of the US even if it's just for a short time time now governor these nationalists I understand they're only five hundred of them. What do they really want. They want to force the people people to Puerto Rico to wish for the form of freedom that they claim to prefer that is independence. The people of Puerto Rico have overwhelmingly chosen and other former freedom. The leader and the other shooters are sentenced to decades in prison but in the nineteen seventies Lebron is pardoned by Jimmy Carter and she gets out of prison and then she serves as a kind of ceremonial figure in in Puerto Rican life as famous for what she did in the eyes of many. She's a nationalist Jerem. The Congress attack is the last major act of violence carried out by the nationalists and the status question. Will it ever become independent. Lever become a state becomes frozen and time time is what we call the eternal question. I mean that what happens to you. After death.
"puerto" Discussed on Throughline
"During the late nineteen thirties and forties while I was in jail when you're smart his political career takes off he starts his own political party called the Popular Democratic Party or PD and his sole focus becomes improving the economy. The status of Puerto Order Rican independence is no longer priority whether we're independent. What a state or at Menial Canada. That's I'm GonNa give you a house all staten. GonNa keep you warm. Munoz Marin figures the only way to lift Puerto Rico out of intense poverty and economic turmoil is with help from the US so so his answer was we're GonNa have a U. S. funded industrial revolution in Puerto Rico and that will bring us maternity. It will bring us good. Wade's jobs. It will bring us all the things right. Industrialization is supposed to bring member that this is the Arabs the new deal as the mortgage trust among the farmers at among the homeowners by providing poorly leasing of debt about pancer the idea the you can transform economies with federal funds is huge when yes martin sets out to convince American companies to invest in Importer Rico and saying to all of these capitalists. I have a pliable jostle. You know population here who loves the US. We've loved the US US ever since it arrived and just calm and you'll have really hard workers who are going to be grateful for factory job. They know how to cut cane fifteen to twenty hours a day and they'll be thrilled to work ten hours a day in your factory. The only problem is some Puerto Ricans are starting to get ideas about unionizing and workers rights and if the company's catch a whiff of this factory owners might not WanNa go up. There's this it's very complicated dance then that the PD gets into of like t to produce the the maternity and abundance that they promise Thomas they gotta get the money from Papa us but papa us doesn't want a radically mobile citizenry.
"puerto" Discussed on Throughline
"You're listening to through line from NPR support for NPR and the following message come from American Express. You've got big the ideas for your business but figuring out how to make them happen can be a real challenge well. The answer may be as simple as American Express financing solutions. They have over four thousand specialists who can help find the right solution for your business. Chat with them today to see if you're eligible so you can get your plans up and running the powerful backing of American Express Express. Don't do business without it. Terms apply learn more at American. EXPRESS DOT COM slash business. Hey it's Rahm teen just another plug for our survey. You can take it at. MPR DOT org slash through line survey. It'll help us make the show better again. It's at NPR DOT org slash through line survey now back to the show one evening sometime in the late nineteen twenties way before the whole Cornelius Rhoads incident Albee's compost is eating dinner alone on at the Hotel Palace in San Juan an acquaintance walks into the restaurant spots Albizu and asks if he can join him for dinner. I'll Bijou agrees the to really connect. They both speak English fluently both studied in America and went to law school and they have the same political mission to see an independent Puerto Rico after this chance encounter the two men me often and the spoken spoken warmly of each other and dined together and it seemed to admire each other that man in the restaurant is named Luis Muneo Else Marie. He was famous for saying that you know the Americans and I arrived on the island together that's because he was born in eighteen ninety eight the same year the US took over Puerto Rico Munoz Marin comes from a family that was well known elite landowning highly educated. I mean and his father had been involved in politics and had actually attain autonomy for Puerto Rico from Spain white one of the great founding fathers of Puerto Rican nationalism then his father became arrested and commissioner in Washington so when yours is is going to be living in the United States so he was bilingual had this great legitimacy among the political elite in Puerto Rico but also you know had had a lot of cultural capital among Americans as having grown up here educated in the United States so he returns to Puerto Rico and he's welcome in a circle of political activists in a way that it'll be soon ever wes GonNa go back to nineteen thirty two right after the sweater Cornelius Mealey's roads letter comes out so at that moment loose manure marine is an independence guy is a nationalist that same year ear in one thousand nine hundred eighty two both I'll be sue and Muna's Marin run for office while Bijou fails to gain political support when you Marin has better luck soon after hatred bears the countryside in Puerto Rico and he roll up his lips on these travels when you're Marin taps into to the anxieties and struggles of the people whereas Albus he's getting rid of Americans assist top priority from when Marin it's getting rid of hunger yeah he was also just such charismatic speak to her like he uses all this redolent religious imagery of course setting himself up as Jesus and everybody else's Jesus his followers but it's like Manna Manna from heaven then it Kinda cops came.
"puerto" Discussed on Throughline
"Then in some dark twist of fate on September thirteenth in Nineteen Twenty eight. There's a massive hurricane the worst hurricane in in its history Hurricane San Felipe the storm killed hundreds hundreds of thousands were left homeless and Puerto Rico's coffee industry was decimated and it's also important to know that coffee grows really slowly tow it takes years before there's another coffee crop then when it seemed things couldn't get any worse in nineteen twenty nine the US stock market collapsed and the US government apportioned the pain the US government decided that it would prioritize sugar growers in the mainland's over sugar growers in the territories at set quotas on production and so that the pain would be distributed so much of Puerto Rico's pain with easy to see but one of its biggest problems was only just coming into view. Many Puerto Ricans were thin Pale and unusually tired you look at the pictures of the peasantry from that time on their skeletons workers cut for years this had been mistaken for hunger or laziness but it was actually epidemic of anemia by the turn of the twentieth at century anemia was the leading cause of death in Puerto Rico but even once it was diagnosed. It took years for researchers to discover what was causing such a widespread red problem especially in coffee plantation workers. It was the result of hookworms that board to a victim's feet as they were walking shoeless in the dirt by the Nineteen Thirties. Anemia is a public health crisis drawing attention from the mainland especially from the Rockefeller Foundation. They're convinced that there might be a medical fix to the problem of poverty in Puerto Rico. Anemia is associated with low productivity vity so for that reason Laura Briggs says it was perfect for the Rockefeller brand which was often very anti labor and so they're backing this idea that mature attorney in Puerto Rico is that people don't work hard enough and if only they weren't so anemic and tired all the time they'd be better workers. MM Puerto Rico wouldn't be so poor. The Rockefeller Foundation sends doctors to the island and one of them is Cornelius Packard roads yeah cornelius packard roads dusty to his friends dusty rooms so he's a doctor and what he's supposed to do is study anemia Amiya and their doctors who come down from the mainland to Puerto Rico before and they'd behaved like doctors right you know they were really worried about experimental treatments in order to preserve the health of the patient above all else. Cornelius Packard roads took a different tack only know from road zone letters is is at first. He was really happy to be there. He thought that there was really good. Funding really good equipment and plenty of patients to do research search for a young man who wanted to make his name in anemia roads is dispatched to San Juan where he gets down to work and he's a colorful whole character who people either like or don't like and somebody strips his car he's he's furious.
"puerto" Discussed on Throughline
"You're listening to through line from NPR support for this podcast asked and the following message come from Google from Connecticut to California from Mississippi to Minnesota. Millions of American businesses are using Google tools to grow online the grow with Google initiative support small businesses by providing free digital skills workshops and one on one coaching and all fifty states helping businesses get online connect with new customers and work more productively learn more at Google dot com slash growl Malcolm glad well as one of the most well known thinkers in the world but he says a lot of his fans don't know that he's black white people don't know black people always how do you feel about that as a rare glad well on race pop culture and a whole lot more next time on it's been omitted from NPR one thousand nine hundred twenty eight was not a good year Puerto Rico thirty years after after the US took over Puerto Rico had little to show for it. This colony was in kind of crisis. Conditions on the island were dire observers who would look at the slums. Clemson San Juan were y'all could hardly believe that such a thing existed under the US flag many Puerto Ricans struggled to eat the shaky economy was built on just two crops sugar and coffee after an examination of Puerto Rico in the nineteen twenties. The Brookings Institute published a study. The Brooklyn says it found that rural workers were using nearly all their wages on food talking about living hand to mouth. That's what they're doing. If you're spending that much aw in food that mean that you don't have any any resources for anything else you just work until you died and you're replace the hope that so many Puerto Ricans had when the US arrived when they joined the US war effort when they'd been granted US citizenship citizenship had been replaced by the realization that the United States had delivered neither liberation nor prosperity and by the Nineteen Twenties and nineteen thirties the rawness honest of that deal became a little clearer to Puerto Ricans.
"puerto" Discussed on Throughline
"Most Puerto Ricans see the US intervention as a liberation. Shen move from Spanish rule compared to Spain the United State. Luke lied that serum. He'll lie about beacon of democracy with all all is superficially. Stay low lie sunk thin lower. Puerto Rican aspire to be the civil war had been fought slavery was was defeated a lot of black Puerto Ricans in particular thought of the United States as the land of Lincoln so it's really interesting that we have in Puerto Rico at the turn of the century. The fledgling Socialist Party is fervently pro. US Intervention Anisa matter of fact right after the United States invaded on a military going in a setup. What takes place. Is that political bodies that are formed won't but to become a state of the union. This is Harry Franker Barra. He's a professor of history at Bloomfield College college and then say this because there was a lot of goodwill toward the United States was salon of hope the US made Puerto Rico a territory of the United States and within months of taking over Americans assigned a military commander to rule the island and completely ignored more parliament Puerto Rico had one from Spain despite this Puerto Ricans for some time remained optimistic that the relationship with the United States would improve improve life on the island and one of those people was a man who would come to be one of the most important figures in the islands Modern History Pedro Albizu. It'll be zoo compass. He's the son of sponsor and a woman will make sounds street three what they call it a title he was born in eighteen ninety one on a bouncer and had been young right at the time of the US invasion and annexation and I'd grown up in a town called Ponce that seemed to welcome the United States. This put it this way bones as the most patrician of but are we going to cities. Ibiza compost himself didn't come from one of those patrician or wealthy families but he did get a good education as a result of living in a rich city council. We have of him as a child is that he was really interested in his mainland teachers. When he was studying in Puerto Rico he moved to the the United States to study I in Vermont and then he transferred to Harvard. That's when we'll want started. As World War One began. I'll be composts like many puerto artery cans believed that the US would ultimately deliver a better life for the people of the island and when he was in law school in Nineteen Seventeen Puerto Ricans became in US citizens. This was part of an effort to Puerto Rico into the war effort and for the United States to shore up some legitimacy in a place where you know it it found itself in an awkward position propounding liberty on the world stage and yet holding this place. Oh has a large and prominent colony to Albee's Zoo compos citizenship and the award presented an opportunity and we have him writing about trying to make sense of what does it mean that the United States is at war and where to Puerto Ricans fit in it and what he wrote he wrote to the Harvard Crimson to say Puerto Ricans now have citizenship we are now part of this project and we are really excited to be part of it and so he said ultimately. I will stand with the United States. He joined the army of these who campus join an officer training camp with what the Rica at its ice cold the color regimen or for Blackberry Oregon's he trains as awarded the rank of first lieutenant any quite clearly had the hope that this would lead to who Puerto Rican independence that Puerto Rico would stand with the United States. I would part of this project for liberation. At the end of the war might lead to Puerto Rican independence. That's the expectation that he had and as it turned out he was disappointed..
"puerto" Discussed on Throughline
"They won't stop until the Governor Step Step Order Rico Governor Ricardo CEO CEO has officially handed in his resignation letter to the government the first pictures now coming in from Puerto Rico after taking a direct hit hurricane Maria slamming into the island and as you heard officials saying the island is destroyed and the number of people who were killed in the storm and its aftermath is now exponentially higher. Ford was not enough the guy's aw in all an agonizing wait people desperate to escape now. I hate to tell you Puerto Rico but you've thrown a bunch of little out of whack because we spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico President Calling Puerto Rico one of the most corrupt places on Earth said a while yet another big storm heading to Puerto Rico will ever end. You're you're listening to through line from. NPR will be go back in time to understand the present. Hey amounting I'm Rhonda Today on the show Puerto Rico as I'm sure you know Puerto Rico has had a really intense this couple of years hurricanes political turmoil had forced the people on the island to face some difficult questions and possibly the toughest one to answer what what exactly should the relationship between the mainland. US and Puerto Rico Puerto Rico became a territory of the US in eighteen ninety eight and for the next fifty years ears Puerto Ricans fiercely debated whether the island should push to become an independent country or have a closer relationship with the United States the battles fought over that that question resonate to this day in the way mainland Americans view the island with indifference confusion or hostility and also in the way the island struggles with political go and economic instability so in this episode we're going to revisit those first fifty years of Puerto Rico's relationship with the mainland and the Keith figures who shaped the islands fate.
"puerto" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Economic crisis the Puerto Rico faces that kind of attitude by the ruling class for so many years has brought about the huge debt Puerto Rican government has incur which surpasses seventy billion dollars and it's also you know th that itself and the fact that there is a a an overseen bore trying to make sure that the Puerto Rican government is more austere in the way uses funds <hes> in practice has meant a lot of pain for the for the Puerto Rican people people have lost their pensions and our people lost their jobs <hes> thousands of Puerto Rico so they passed to your four years have have had to to leave their homes <hes> and come to the up to the to the mainland to states like New York and Florida <hes> <hes> so what <hes> what we're seeing now is <hes> an exhaustion on the part of so many Puerto Ricans with the status quo which has been status quo of corruption <hes> and <hes> of negligence of the actual situation or the Puerto Ricans well. I mean we heard that clip from governor. Oh CEO on Fox saying he circulated with members of the White House a plan to battle corruption on the island but I wonder how our other elected officials in Puerto recall looking at this moment is there the possibility that Rossio could be pushed out by other branches of the government <hes> actually the consideration of CEO <hes> through an impeachment process which in Puerto Rico known as into <hes>. It's a political <hes> trial is already underway however there there is suspicion that the processes just to slow too cumbersome and that a lot of Puerto Rico so no winning to wait for the process to to take place so that's why you see all these demonstrate demonstrators <hes> asking Rossio to resign <hes> without further ado just to resign as soon as possible and and the other the other factor here is the people who essentially would be in charge of trying that everywhere to occur are members of his own party essentially because they control the Congress as well in Puerto Rico Danielle my last question for you then is is there a role or should there be a role for Washington <hes> in in in aiding or handling the situation on the island well. I think they're all the Washington so that he played a major role there we we as we understand we as as we understand that there is constant communication between members of Congress <hes> they're the Rosillo government <hes> whatever it is left of it and <hes> members of the opposition decision <hes> leaders in the Puerto Rican legislature just to make sure that they understand that unless unless there is a satisfactory re <hes> outcome in this <hes> <hes> predicament in Puerto Rico <hes> it will be very hard to justify <hes> the sending of assistance to Puerto Rico and and by the way but a Rico has only received fourteen billion dollars of forty two billion dollars have been promised to the island even though we know that sometimes the white my house isn't a habit of saying that more ninety million dollars have been having approved. That's not really the case but I think that's a that's a mighty pressure. That Washington is applying well Danielle more cartier joining us from Miami. <hes> Daniele L. is chief news writer for Univision News and political columnist for UNIVISION DOT COM Danielle. Thank you so very much for joining US my pleasure. Thank you so much Danielle so that's the situation at the moment on the island of Puerto Rico and the future of the governor. Governor Governor Ricardo CEO but let's now turn to the Persian Gulf region will switch gears here where the U._S. End Iran have been upping the ante in recent weeks with drones being shot down ships commandeered and where all parties are saying they don't want war but they cannot seem to find so called off ramps that Tehran and Washington need to calm things down so there are a lot of moving parts of the story of been the tension between the United States and Iran with get some help figuring this out out from son of Akil she is head of the future dynamics in the Gulf project and the Iran Forum at the British think tank Chatham House and she joins us from London Sodom. Welcome to on point. Thank you for having me on Meghna also so joining us from Washington is Lower Rosen diplomatic correspondent for the Middle East focused online news site. I'll monitor and you can find links to her reporting at our website on point radio dot.
"puerto" Discussed on Slate Money
"Trying to get Puerto Rico to a better place in and provide better for Puerto Ricans. It's an incredible island not just from its natural beauty. But from the warmth of the people in the quality of the people that love that they have for their homes in their community and their culture. And it's a shame that they. You have to leave because they can't find that space that's comfortable for them and their families. And so I take solace in getting individual problems resolved putting into the budget ten years of back pay for police that they sued for back pain promotional pay that they didn't get for ten years from previous governments that has nothing to do with this government and putting that into the budget and meeting with the police unions them getting the first of the three years of those payments after ten years or high get I get solace from having clarity that we just pushed through three million dollars to be reported in the budget to take care of analysis of fourteen years of rape kits that had not been developed so from two thousand four over two thousand rape victims had not had their kids. They're safe kits analyzed. That's not only the victims. But you know, there are probably people who've been accused inappropriately who've lived with that for ten fourteen years. So being able to solve even small problems like that. And I know it sounds small three million. But it's two thousand lives that for fourteen years somehow got stuck. In Iraq rec-, or and Nina, whatever system whatever occurred again, it's not this government previous governments as well. And so I think it takes us fixing some of these problems and helping to create a system that long after the board is gone will make good decisions for the people that make sense. Okay. So let's have a numbers round the ring a number three point two million. What's the population of Puerto Rico today in the population that I hope we can maintain but fixing the problems that we've talked about by creating the environment with people don't leave the island at the pace that they've been leaving in the past decade, two decades. So you think this is it this is like a as low as relations Puerto Rico is getting from heroin in it. It'll stay at three point two million. The projections are for them to continue to go down slowly as I said natural death in birth. But my point is you should be able in another situation to try and stem that by having people return, and or other people move to the island. So if you look at New Orleans after. Marina. Yes. Forty percent of the population left is not that that same forty percent came back, but others came because you attracted them post hurricane. And so I believe Puerto Rico has more than the capacity to both attract some of the people to come back, but also to attract others, and that we can at least target trying with policies and environment. And choices to not have that number recede further earlier. Remember, I do it's not Puerto Rico related. It is. I just think this is the coolest number five hundred million trillion black hole number. Yes. Of course, that is how many kilometers from earth the black hole that we all saw picture of this week. That's how far away is five hundred million trillion and the black hole, by the way is three million times the size of the earth, which is just like. Wow entirely. Wow. And as you said this was led by a woman. Yes. Got Stanford University of Michigan Anna, Anna was your number. So my number is thirty four point five million. So if you're thinking of who is the highest paid Bank CEO thoughts. Jamie dimon. No, it is Gregory gearbox who is the head of access financial Inc. Which was originally Bank of internet USA. Wow. Okay. Has this bizarre pay package where he gets like a salary then it gets a performance bonus. And then he also gets two percent of any outperformance of the the stock versus this index of community banks, and because they happen to have this quite large outperformance. He's getting paid more than Jamie diamond, even though like this. This Bank has nine point eight billion dollars assets. Like if Jamie diamond had the same deal he would make like four hundred million dollars. Jay diamond has a bad deal. Jamie, jamie. We we all feel a little bit sorry. For Jamie diamond around these poets Jamie who could be making four hundred million.
"puerto" Discussed on Toure Show
"Like a conspiracy theory but i know how much you and others have been working on talking about this and researching this and i mean you it does seem like there are folks in washington or in various state houses who are saying if we let them starve many of them will leave and then we'll be able to sell this land or sell these services for a much better value for all of us and i think what makes it more obvious in puerto rico and what makes it less of a conspiracy and just kinda straight reporting is that before the hurricanes there there there was puerto rico is was in an economic crisis and that economic crisis was actively used to attack what little democracy puerto ricans have right i mean puerto rico's essentially a colony puerto ricans are not able to vote for the us president they don't have an elected representative in congress yet they have to live under us laws right they do however have the ability to vote do they pay taxes to the american government they do they pay taxes without representation straight up right but they do have some representation in that they're able to vote for their governor they're able to vote for their mayors and in two thousand sixteen the debt crisis in puerto rico was used to pass this law called promise which effectively did away with this minimal democracy and created a an emergency management board which is very similar to the emergency management board in detroit in flint michigan right where the bankruptcy of a city is used to say you know what you and this is almost always done in in majority black and brown cities to say we don't trust you anymore to elect your own representatives because of your economic crisis this we are now going to appoint this emergency management body that is gone.
"puerto" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"I was born and raised in puerto rico's from our experiences of puerto ricans very different than the experience from those folks that interview with most of them very close friends and and some of them even family who bats some family here my sister who was born here and in the bronx but um you know the experience for me was an amazing experience because for the longest time know always thought about something you know like a puerto rican for example a suphan someone was born there and spoke spanish and and this or that and this totally changed by perception in the sense that i was thinking that you know you are what you what you make of yourself in the way you'd think about things and what what the experience that you have done your life they mold you into a specific identity which could change over time and could become something else and he was just it was just great to experienced at first hand by speaking to my friends and getting their their possession so here's one thing of curious about the gal you know i was in puerto rico couple of months go one of the things that people were talking about is how many puerto ricans were leaving for uh for the mainland uh many of them going to florida i mean you know it's when you're talking about months on end without without power life becomes saw harder to sustain i'm wondering if you think that the relationship between puerto rico in the mainland uh has changed as a result of this hurricane and and you know the the feeling that uh puerto ricans have towards a mainland america's uh and perhaps their sense of identity how is this what you just been talking about how do you think it's been affected by the changes that the hurricane is brought to puerto rico event is hard to say by now thing you've gotta give it a little time and little perspective to see what this mass migration is gone what what kind of fat guscott costs here in the united states i mean there the numbers are some were close to two hundred thousand puerto ricans who have left in the past three months with amazing isn't it.
"puerto" Discussed on KOMO
"Puerto rico governor ricardo rosello in new york city on a day that saw another terror attack in this one near the city's port authority bus terminal reseller was with governor andrew cuomo criticising the federal response to the devastation from hurricane maria in puerto rico before results spoke about puerto rico's condition he commented on the attack i couldn't have felt prouder of being an american citizen that after any attack that comes our way we answer back by keeping working showing the world what it means to be free and making sure that things continuing happening the death toll in puerto rico for him hurricane maria has risen to sixty four while workers try to restore power to the island the latest celebrity booted office tv show after sexual improprieties road the nation's best known chefs mario but owns a fleet of restaurants in as a cohost of abc's the chew but now he's been asked by producers to stay away after former colleagues told either dot com that he groped and grabbed them other sources described it as a pattern of behaviour in a statement batalli says he does not know the identity of the accusers but quote much of the behavior described dozen fact match up with ways i of acted he stepping away from daytoday operations that has restaurants that's abc's brad mielke on wall street on monday the dow was up fifty seven points the nasdaq gained thirty five this is abc news the news time 1204 komo aaa traffic every 10 minutes on the 4's and once again no blocking accidents or stalls report traffic moving pretty well around the puget sound area ruled were going on on the cell phone i 405 ramp to southbound winds one six seven that ramp is closed overnight tilt six o'clock in the morning and two lanes of northbound 167 are closed for roadwork at this time from south 180 it's up to 405 in renton those lanes open backup at about 430 this morning the sport is.