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Fresh update on "puerto" discussed on Jim Bohannon

Jim Bohannon

00:38 min | 45 min ago

Fresh update on "puerto" discussed on Jim Bohannon

"Rico and the other possessions that we have in the United States. Guam, American version ions, places like that. And see what's going on there. I have no idea. And I know with Puerto Rico, we've had some hurricanes down there, but we're as a country not handling that very well. I don't know what's going on. And it's a good point. With the Indians in the United States. So between the Indians and the possessions, what's going on? Such as go on there, it might be worth a while for you to take a look at some points. I think it's a really good point. And yet it's funny. I actually had a, again, I have these extended coffee visits. I go to a coffee shop, a Cuban coffee shop. I order a cup of coffee, they take forever to make it because they want to have a political debate with me. It's part of their culture. And so we have this debate. And it's not like, you know, half the time we more than half the time we agree on stuff. But one of the things we were talking about was about radicals. And there are radicals in Puerto Rico, the same radicals that there were in Cuba. And it doesn't mean all Puerto Rico's a radical. It's actually a very small minority. But there are people there that hold people up as freedom fighters and their constantly fighting to break off from the United States and be independent. And this is, again, this is an island territory that doesn't have its own currency has a very, very fractured electrical infrastructure. And in my opinion, it would be who of Puerto Rico in many ways to become a state, but yet Mitch McConnell came up with this line that AOC also agrees with, believe it or not, AOC and Mitch McConnell, both agree, no, no, no, no. If Puerto Rico would ever become a state, they would have two senators that would automatically be Democrats, which I think is a very illogical way to think because right now they only have one resident commissioner, which is the equivalent of a congressperson without voting rights. And it's a Republican, right? Jennifer Gonzalez, she is a Republican. And I think out of the last four or 5 governors, half of those have been Republicans. So I don't know that it's very logical to just agree with everything that Mitch McConnell says when he says, you know, if Puerto Rico becomes a state that it automatically would give two senators to the Democrats, I think that's extremely farfetched, honestly. The last governor in Puerto Rico endorsed Trump. And that was not that long ago. But anyway, I agree with what you're saying. I think we should take a look at these other additional territories and see what's going on. And especially when we have a correspondent like our buddy Gil, who's in the Philippines, who could give us a little bit of a scoop on what's happening over there into American territories that are in the Pacific. So thank you bob for the call. I appreciate it. Always a pleasure to hear from you in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and I forgot to ask you where you were calling from, but next time you call in, let me know those call letters. Anyway, folks, there's more to come straight ahead. Don't go anywhere. I'm rich child death. Today on Hank holligan, soft water, cleaner environment. What do you say, Greg? Hey, colligan. Are

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Fresh update on "puerto" discussed on Mark Levin

Mark Levin

04:52 min | 10 hrs ago

Fresh update on "puerto" discussed on Mark Levin

"And guerrilla organizations. On the face of the earth. So Joe Biden, when anything happens in our country, says I don't understand this, these automatic semi-automatic weapons, and we ought to limit the amount of bullets in the that we have, and so forth and so on. What do you need them for? American citizen, the Bill of Rights, all of it, and particularly the Second Amendment. In your Joe Biden, just released. The most craven, vile, mass murdering, gun dealer, and you have to assume some of these guns are going to wind up in the United States. On the face of the earth. For a basketball player who disrespected tens of millions of Americans irresponsibly goes to Russia right before the invasion is the Russians are building up their invasion forces. As the State Department puts out warnings, and puts this marijuana vaping crap in her suitcase. And the left wing media says if you don't agree with this trade, then you're a racist. Despite the fact that this killer bout. Has, by arming these various entities, slaughtered thousands, if not tens of thousands of minorities, particularly Africans. But not merely. Africans, many other people. And there's not a PEEP about it. Nothing. Hostage negotiations. My friend, Debbie burlingame writes, Khalid, Sheik Muhammad, and his four co-conspirators. You remember them folks, don't you? You remember 9 11? I now am plea negotiations to take the death penalty off the table, plea negotiations with the Biden administration. These are the same men who in 2008, calling themselves the 9 11 shora council. Proudly declared their guilt. And called the charges for the death of 3000 innocent people, badges of honor, which we carry with pride quote unquote. Remember the FAL in 146 bombings, 9 dead, or maimed for life? Including NYPD bomb squad officers. Clinton, Lopez Rivera, the leader refused to denounce terrorism. He was released by Obama. And she rightly points out 5 Taliban leaders traded away by Obama. For Bergdahl. Who was a traitor. Puerto Rican nationalists who opened fire in the U.S. Senate. Hitting 5 lawmakers, including one in the chest, paroled. By Carter. Mike Carter. But to but to release, this mass murder. So that now the rest of the free world has to deal with this, including us. And to be celebrated for it. Is contemptible. Absolutely condemned. And the precedent it sets as Deborah points out and I'm mentioning and others are pointing out is just unbelievable. Tom cotton would be on the program. To discuss this further with me in about 45, 50 minutes. Because he too understands the gravity of this. And the gravity of this is a big deal. Paul Whelan, who is this marine who's a Russian prisoner, was actually able to talk to CNN today. Here's what he said in part, cut 5 go. I have to say I'm greatly disappointed

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Fresh update on "puerto" discussed on Latino Rebels Radio

Latino Rebels Radio

04:25 min | 14 hrs ago

Fresh update on "puerto" discussed on Latino Rebels Radio

"They have a whole Latina arc subset of that show, including the pitcher that I just found fascinating and it's also based on real history of the latinas who were in the women's league that I had no concept of and I just think those performances were amazing as well. So what grade would you give this year? If you could grade it in terms of representation with the streamers and television shows or in general, we haven't even talked like films, but if you can give it a grade, professor. I guess I would give us a B plus. I feel like a lot of great shows came out. A B plus, man, you're an easy grader, I love it. You think so? I feel like a lot of good shows come out. I feel like we're making progress. Yeah, I think so too. They are still canceling stuff. That doesn't deserve to be canceled. And there was a lot of frustration this year as well. But I guess I also am an optimist. So I'm going to have to believe that we're going to build on this. Keep going, get more and more. I was talking to a scholar who studies it and was saying that Latino representation goes up and then it goes down and then it goes up and then it goes down and that we haven't seen sort of a sustained rise when you look at the numbers and I'm hopeful that we're going to be able to start bucking that trend that we're getting more organized, which stuff that I do and stuff that you do. And that part is really key to keeping that upswing going up and not sort of sliding back. Well, I mean, go back to the start of this conversation. Wednesday, breaking records for Netflix is humongous, for the next wave of storytelling that our community deserves to see on the screen, right? I mean, you just made the business case, because you're absolutely right. I come from the school of, you don't have to have Latino in your face all the time. You just have to have fabulous creators just being themselves and just doing what they need to do. And just let it out there, take the risk, give that chance to people, and, and God bless Ortega, I mean, she's embraced it. And she's like, I know where I come from, I'm going to use my platform to remind everyone, and you know, Puerto Rican Mexicans, you know, that's a great combination to send. Agreed. Yeah. Hey, Christina. No, she's killing it. Yeah, she is. So where can people find you outside of Latino rebels so that they can learn more about you and your work? Because you're crushing it. Like I said, you're going to be film critic for Vanity Fair in a couple of years. So that's my hope for that. Go for it. People find you. So definitely check out Latina and co, which is my platform. We highlight a bunch of amazing Latina and sim LatinX perspectives in media. You can find me. I am still on Twitter. I haven't bounced yet and on Instagram at CES and rave. And of course, on the pages of Latino rebels. All right, well, Christina Escobar, happy holidays. And we'll bring you back in the new year. See if that B plus turns into an a or even an a plus. So thanks for being on Latino rebels. Thank you so much for having me. So this goes to all the people that think that all I do is complain about representation. Because people are like, ah, you always complain. Like you never supported chose 8, 9 years ago. And I'm like, yeah, because the shows weren't good. Guess what? We're starting to see really strong shows. Really good shows that are breaking the mold, and guess what? There's a market for them, an audience is showing up. Wow, what a concept. It's not that complicated people. So I will agree with Christina's B plus, people know me, I'm a tough grader. I'm gonna say C plus B maybe be minus. I'll give you a B, I'll give you a B good solid B come on. So keep doing what y'all are doing. We're here to support any way we can. We support the good shit. As they say, I don't know where they say that, but that's what I say. Anyway, if you like what you heard, rate and review us, share this podcast, tweet at me who little 77 tweeted Oscar Fernández our producer at Latino media collective, connect with our editorial director Fernanda Santos.

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Fresh update on "puerto" discussed on Latino Rebels Radio

Latino Rebels Radio

01:45 min | 14 hrs ago

Fresh update on "puerto" discussed on Latino Rebels Radio

"And it's a vampire show, but it is a prestige vampire show that manages to be both scary and thought provoking and just super, super rich. They've turned a television show. It was previously a movie and the basic plot is that he's a dad who's 12 year old daughter gets turned into a vampire. And he has to figure out what to do. How do you protect her? What type of sacrifices do you make? Do you kill for someone? Do you die for someone when they're your kid? Well, it spooks me out every single time I watch it. There's only one more episode lab I can't wait to catch it. There are also a few a couple of standout performances and perhaps shows that aren't Latino shows, but that I want to highlight. White lotus is going viral and Aubrey Plaza is she's awesome. I'm sorry. Aubrey Plaza is, I loved her parks and rec. And I love the fact that she wears her bodice and she's like, she's aware of her identity. So she's, yeah, say more about her. Yes. And so in white lotus, she even talks about her identity and she talks about how her and her husband on this show are the white passing, the diverse white passing Friends, right? Because she's Puerto Rican and her husband is mixed race as well. And so there is that aspect of her identity and they talk about maybe some of her time growing up and visiting the island. But she also, this is not a show about identity, and she's just giving this stellar performance where you're constantly watching to see what is her character going to do. What is her reactions? How is she going? She's catapulting that series. I love it. It's so fascinating. So I want to shout out her. Another performance I want to shout out is in the a league of their own on Amazon.

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Atlantic hurricane season ends with 14 named storms

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | Last week

Atlantic hurricane season ends with 14 named storms

"It's farewell to the Atlantic hurricane season. I'm Lisa dwyer. The Atlantic hurricane season that had 14 named storms has officially ended, leaving residents in the Florida keys to celebrate, even as others around Florida and Puerto Rico continued to grapple with the damage caused by hurricanes, Ian Nicole and Fiona. The 2022 season had an unusually calm first half but made up for that with three destructive hurricanes in the second half, ending the season with an average number of named storms, the official season runs from June 1st until November 30th. I'm Lisa dwyer

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Emilio Estevez on Why He Didn't Trade on the 'Sheen' Name

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

01:34 min | Last week

Emilio Estevez on Why He Didn't Trade on the 'Sheen' Name

"I use the other than your dad talked about is how proud of you he was of you that you didn't ever, you kept your name. Which is his name. But he was saying, in his generation, like, I don't know if he would have been Martin Sheen if he'd had a Hispanic surname, but he, you know, he was proud of you that you well, you have to remember in 19 58. Yeah. But I don't remember it. But thank you. From a historical context, you, of course. I've heard of it. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. The Puerto Ricans were being blamed for everything in New York. And so my dad with his real name is Ramona stairs. And casting director said, dude, what? You don't look anything like you don't look Puerto Rican. And so he decided, hey, but even in 1979, 1980, when I started going out on auditions, casting directors and managers and agents here in this town would say, you know, you have to Shane name you should use it. You don't look Hispanic and my dad and I had that conversation. He said, don't make the same mistake I did. Yeah. What did you say? I made other mistakes. Was there any discussion between you and Charlie or your dad why he chose to keep it and you didn't or it just was personal decision? Charlotte takes shortcuts. Oh, what? Did I just do not use that clip to sell this? No. Do not Travis. I'm editing it out. God damn it, Travis, don't. Carlos estevez, you're not fooling anybody.

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Tarjeta de Crédito Walmart

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🔴 Bitcoin Thrives, NASDAQ Dives | This Week in Crypto – Nov 7, 2022

99 Bitcoins

00:33 sec | 2 weeks ago

🔴 Bitcoin Thrives, NASDAQ Dives | This Week in Crypto – Nov 7, 2022

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Grim Outlook for Bitcoin

The Bad Crypto Podcast

02:03 min | 2 weeks ago

Grim Outlook for Bitcoin

"Timestamp is November the 21st, 2022, two 34 AST because in Puerto Rico, we don't change time here. So for half the year, we are with New York and the New York and the rest of the world decides in the fall. They're going to fall back an hour. And we're like, no, it's the same time here. So New York is now an hour behind us. So figure it out. The total crypto market cap $823 billion Bitcoin, $16,000 exactly. I've seen it go into the 15s in the bump back up. Ethereum, $1101, B and B, $253, and where is Solana now? Solana is now look at this $11 at 67 cents. If I was going to pick Travis, one token that I think is done, I'm going to say it's Solana. I'm not saying the blockchain is going to die. I'm saying that as the place because it's so closely tied to FTX and the money that came from there, that why would you build on Solana now when there's so many other options? Yeah, when you look at their chart overall, the Solana price chart max when it was sitting around a few bucks if you box. And then, you know, you look at, you just kind of lay that over what happened with ICP Internet computer protocol, how FTX and then sort of thrashed that and blew the price up and then shorted it all the way down, took that money that they gained from a legitimate product. And then started pumping up Solana. And then you can literally see when it happened when Solana was like last while it was December of 2020 and then pom pom pom pom. And then really started pumping in July of 2021. All the way up to over 250 bucks. In November of 2021, during 20 months, now it's 13 bucks, 11 bucks, 12 bucks, something like that.

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"puerto" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

03:50 min | 2 weeks ago

"puerto" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"I love vehicle because I love coulee. And if you have time to even go there for an overnight is definitely worth it. And I love, obviously, the rainforest, Luke ejo is like a cute little beach town, and it has the yellow scarce, which is a long stretch fulfilled with kiosk. Serving all sorts of food, but what they've done is throughout the years they've changed it quite a bit because before it used to be like these very kind of basic shacks with the fried food, which are great, but now they have several restaurants, even like a ceviche restaurant. There's a restaurant that I really hope that which is like artisanal Puerto Rican food. That's very nice. And that's been around now for several years. And I believe you can still make reservations ahead. So there's a little bit of everything for everybody. There's tacos. So it's so for those who want the traditional stuff it's there, but for those who wants to reach a tacos, you can find that as well. I think it's all together like 40 different kiosks that you can eat at kiosk restaurants. So the east coast of the island is very lively and I also love the scenic route that you can take all the way to the south of Puerto Rico like row three, which is really nice because you go past save and then you end up in Macau. Now and those are also just very nice, especially if you're renting a car. Unfortunately, Puerto Rico has really bad public transportation. So the only way you can get to these places is by renting a car because there is some public transportation, but it's even the locals don't take it. We talk about one of the advantages of Puerto Rico is it's the U.S.. And so it's very easy. It's Spanish speaking U.S., but it's so familiar, but of course that's one of the problems in most places in the U.S. is we're a car centric culture.

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"puerto" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

03:06 min | 2 weeks ago

"puerto" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"And it was a wonderful menu, it was a little high end restaurant there. I was recommended and sponsored. I should say by the discover Puerto Rico. I enjoyed it. Maybe more because they were big for it, but I think I would enjoy it quite a lot. And I've been there and I've dined with my own money. It is very good. Thank you. But they're also doing an interesting thing where if you're a local in the area, there's an app that they're working with called a produce or with a pound at the end or an exclamation point. And it's basically getting farm to table to locals so that they can order local produce and support the farmers in such because I guess one of the problems is when you've got your coffee beans that are coming locally, it's great, but when a hurricane blows through, it can really disrupt some of that. So that's part of what's happened, but also part of it is just economics of things where it can be cheaper to bring in the fish on the big tanker than it is to get it from the local fisherman. So I like that somebody is working to change that. And then in a delicious fashion. And unfortunately, also with the food production, there are several things another one that makes also the cost of food in Puerto Rico is very high, is one of the things that they're trying to do away with. And it's like the Jones act. We have to require anything that goes to Puerto Rico to have to pass through the mainland of the United States, which becomes not only a problem for everyday eating, but in a time of crisis. A hurricane. And I can't believe it's 2022, and they still don't do away with such an archaic rule that just makes things more expensive for an American citizen. Exactly. Cool. Anything else we want to do in San Juan, I know you want to get us somewhere else. And in San Juan, I love if you're there, especially on a weekend or you give from the airport is the area of pinos and Luisa is a lot of fun. Especially if you have a lot of fun being lively nightlife, more for me is more of a daytime vibe. But there is also a night. There are two, but it's lively during the day. There's a lot of places that are making like fried column fritos, so fritters, and it's just we should say when you're eating Puerto Rico, you can expect fried. You can expect plantains. You can expect pork. If you can make it in fried and put some combination of those, like plantains, all of them. I have to say, my biggest surprise was I had plantains before and love them. But also tried breadfruit for the first time. Which tastes like bread, strangely enough. I wonder why they called it that. And what time when did you go? Like you said, September. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, and yeah, in August, from July, August, September, like the season that it's very abundant on the island. So it's a great time to go if you like breadfruit because it's like in a lot of money. Although it is, we should talk about time to go. It is also hurricane season. And in my experience, that isn't necessarily the best time to be there is when they're hurricane is passing through the island. Where I was fine. Relatively did mean all the restaurants were closed one day that I was there and I was living off of snacks I had in my backpack, which wasn't ideal. Yeah. That's nearly as bad as the people had it in the southern end part of the island who had real flooding and real problems.

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"puerto" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

04:34 min | 2 weeks ago

"puerto" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"That's where we stayed just because I know that she can swim and do her thing. And I'm not freaking out as mom. And the southern coast, to me, it's like it's one of those unhidden or those hidden gems that you have these towns that no real big tourists go to because there's no big resorts, but there's so much history, so much to see. For example, la parguera, which is very popular with locals, but you don't see that many tourists that are not from outside Puerto Rico, but they have a bioluminescent bay. Unfortunately, because the pollution and everything, it's not as strong as the one in the same vehicle, but it's still kind of a good experience. To do bonsai is a hub if you keep on going on the southern coast sponsors a hub for culture, they have one of the largest museums, which is called the Museum of Art of Ponce, unfortunately, is still closed. They're doing this campaign to reopen it. But it's a hub for Puerto Rican culture. And if you keep on going through that southern coast, I'm going to slow you way down. All right, I get all hyped up talking about it. You're going to do this in 5 minutes, and I'm going to run a road trip. We're going to put the hello and goodbye back to back. Let's all just wait. I'm backing up a bit. We started in San Juan. You didn't spend any time in San Juan. Is there anything you want to see in San Juan before we leave town? Yes, absolutely on is even though it's one of those places that is very touristic. It is steeped in history. You have a Moro, which is also a part of the national park system. They do have tour. Which is a big castle fortress and the end of the year. Fortress, that was built by the Spaniards.

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CBP agent dies in shootout with suspected smugglers

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 3 weeks ago

CBP agent dies in shootout with suspected smugglers

"A costumes and border protection agent and a suspected smuggler died during a shootout off the Puerto Rico coast a unit was on routine patrol when the shots were fired in an area considered a major drug smuggling corridor for cocaine coming out of South America at a Capitol Hill hearing Homeland Security secretary Alejandro mayorkas spoke about the shooting These are a brave members of our air and marine operations within U.S. customs and border protection So the difficulty of this job can not be compared to the difficulty that our frontline personnel face every

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🔴 Bitcoin Thrives, NASDAQ Dives | This Week in Crypto – Nov 7, 2022

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Daylight saving time ends Sunday. Here are 4 things you should know

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | Last month

Daylight saving time ends Sunday. Here are 4 things you should know

"Daylight saving time is out standard time in starting this weekend I'm Ben Thomas with the reminder It means a change for most of the United States standard time returns at 2 a.m. local time Sunday It'll last until March 12th so the clock goes back an hour darkness will arrive earlier in the evening but it will be lighter earlier in the morning Of course some are already there Hawaii American Samoa Guam Puerto Rico the U.S. Virgin Islands and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time The twice a year time change has led some members of Congress to push to make daylight saving time permanent The Senate passed the sunshine protection

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Ben Thomas, United States And American Samoa discussed on AP News Radio

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | Last month

Ben Thomas, United States And American Samoa discussed on AP News Radio

"Daylight saving time is out standard time in starting this weekend I'm Ben Thomas with the reminder It means a change for most of the United States standard time returns at 2 a.m. local time Sunday It'll last until March 12th so the clock goes back an hour darkness will arrive earlier in the evening but it will be lighter earlier in the morning Of course some are already there Hawaii American Samoa Guam Puerto Rico the U.S. Virgin Islands and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time The twice a year time change has led some members of Congress to push to make daylight saving time permanent The Senate passed the sunshine protection act in March but the house hasn't acted on it Ben Thomas Washington

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J. D. Vance: Tim Ryan Will Vote to Get Rid of the Filibuster

Mark Levin

01:46 min | Last month

J. D. Vance: Tim Ryan Will Vote to Get Rid of the Filibuster

"And I just want to be clear I think I have been to the people in Ohio to conservatives and Republicans I've gotten to know you much much better and I have a great deal of respect for you and what you're doing and how you're going about doing it You're up against the Democrat party machine All of our guys and gals are pouring tons of money into these races to try and redefine who you are and to try and redefine who Tim reiners who the Democrat is And then they complain about dark money The other thing I'm worried about is they're at war on the constitution If this guy Tim Ryan goes then he's going to vote to get rid of the filibuster rule and they're going to ram through everything possible aren't they That's right And they've also he's voted to add Puerto Rico to the state list He's voted to add an additional state of course Washington D.C. That's four new Democrats That's exactly that's 40 Democrats that's awful for the United States Constitution And look you really Mark you know this better than I do But the constitution is fundamentally it's the set of rules that govern how we do self government in this country right And what I can't stand about this effort to change the filibuster to completely nationalize our elections to add new states so they can add more Democrats senators They're just trying to change the rules They know they can't win in a fair fight So they're trying to change the rules and it's one of the reasons why this election is so important because look of course I don't agree with Joe Manchin about most things I do give him credit for saving us from Washington D.C. as the 51st U.S. state I do give him credit for saving the filibuster but look can we count on them indefinitely I don't think that we can't

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Even Google Says 2021 to 2022 Real Wages Are Down

The Dan Bongino Show

01:20 min | Last month

Even Google Says 2021 to 2022 Real Wages Are Down

"So real wages are up You heard him say it Here I tip Rush Limbaugh paper flip here If you want to watch and see the actual screenshot you can go to my podcast today on rumble So this morning real wages are not up folks Real wages are down Yeah but Danny said they're up Yeah he's a liar I went to my phone and I used Google as a search engine Why would I do that Because I don't want to be accused of going to right wing or wherever you characterize others like brave or whatever I went to Google which is a left wing lunatic search engine And I just put in here If you watch it on Fox nation you can see it at home Here's the screenshot here This is a screenshot of my actual phone Google I sent it over to Jimmy print it out I just put in real wages down And what's the first thing that came up From September 2021 the September of 2022 real average hourly earnings decreased 2.5% seasonally adjusted Wait but Biden just told you real wages are up Folks Joe Biden told you he graduated top of his class he had 3° Joe Biden told you corn pop tried to assault him with a razor and he hit him with a chain Joe Biden told you he was arrested going to see Mandela Joe Biden told you he was raised in the Puerto Rican community

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Ice Cream Is the Only Common Ground Herschel Walker Finds With Biden

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:09 min | Last month

Ice Cream Is the Only Common Ground Herschel Walker Finds With Biden

"Walker asked about Joe Biden cut number three. Can you name one thing that President Biden has done that you support? One thing that he's done that I support. He eat a lot of ice cream. Is there anything policy wise? Obviously, why is it he's done the I support? You eat a lot of ice cream. Why the ice cream? Well, I mean, you got to like Herschel Walter. He's the unifier. He's the united. You know, it was any thought about it. There's got to be something that I can find common ground on with Joseph robinette bite. And it's not corn pop, it's not, well, no, it's not corn poverty, it's in your corn pop because he's from Puerto Rico. It wasn't corn pop. It wasn't sitting poolside and letting children fondle your leg hairs. It's not sniffing, it's not sniffing the hair of innocent children. At campaign event, so it turned out to be ice cream. So, you know, it's hard, but at least at least Herschel Walker is going out there and he's trying to find some common ground with Joe Biden. What do what

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Biden Lies About Puerto Rican Roots

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:03 min | Last month

Biden Lies About Puerto Rican Roots

"President Biden has been in the news a lot recently and not for things that he should be in the news for, like, running our country correctly. But he's been in the news for the really astounding litany of lies that he's been telling. Of course we all know that President Biden is no stranger to deception, but it seems like even in the past week or two weeks. There's been an extraordinarily high uptick in them. I want to play some of them for you. First, he said that he was sort of raised in the Puerto Rican community of Delaware. Let's roll that clip. We have a very relative terms, large Puerto Rican population in Delaware, relative to our population. We have the 8th largest black population in the country and between all minorities. We have 20% of our state is minority. And so I was sort of raised in the Puerto Rican community at home, politically.

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Townhall: A Compilation of Joe Biden Pandering to Minorities

Mark Levin

02:16 min | 2 months ago

Townhall: A Compilation of Joe Biden Pandering to Minorities

"Cut one hat tip town hall go I got raised in the black church He knows that I'm not kidding I got my education for real in the black church And that's not hyperbole It's a fact I was sort of raised in the Puerto Rican community at home politically It's a large very identifiable Somali community I might add if you ever come to the train station with me you'll notice that I have great relationships because there's an awful lot of driving cabs I probably went to shore more than many of you did You all think I'm kidding We've got the first sort of mainstream African American Who is articulate and bright and clean Nice looking You can not go to a 7 11 or a Dunkin Donuts Unless you have a slight Indian accent I'm not joking If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump then you ain't black Have you taken a cognitive No I haven't taken a test Why the hell would I take a test Come on man That's like saying you before you got in this program you take a test where you're taking cocaine or not what do you think huh Are you a jumper you say to president Trump who brags about his test and makes your number say an issue for voters Well if he can't figure out the difference between an elephant and a lion Young black entrepreneurs are just as capable of succeeding given the chance as white entrepreneurs are But they don't have lawyers They don't have they don't have accountants Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids What you all know but most people don't know unlike the African American community with notable exceptions but Latino community is an incredibly diverse community Romney wants to let He said in the first hundred days he's going to let the big banks once again write their own rules Unchanged Wall Street You're going to put you all back in chains

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Larry O'Connor: Biden Fished for Hispanic Votes by Going to PR First

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:01 min | 2 months ago

Larry O'Connor: Biden Fished for Hispanic Votes by Going to PR First

"The cynic in me pointed out the shock and awe that he decided to go to Puerto Rico first. That to me blew my mind. Can you imagine? I mean, you know, obviously Puerto Rico was hammered too, but you might want to go to Florida before you go anywhere. Well, I'll tell you, I don't know if you've seen the latest polls out from telemundo of all places, but the conservative Latinos in America, ten years ago in 2012, I self identified conservative Latinos, lean Democrat by a factor of plus 6, ten years later, they lean Republican by a factor of plus 56. That's an extraordinary political earthquake that's happened. And this, by the way, with the propaganda from the media end Democrats telling Latino Americans the Republicans hated them that we were racist that we were building a wall. The fact is Latino Americans, especially conservative ones, they want that wall too. So my guess is that he's trying to shore up the Hispanic vote base by going to Puerto Rico first.

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Eye Opener: President Biden to survey Hurricane Ian damage

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 2 months ago

Eye Opener: President Biden to survey Hurricane Ian damage

"President Biden will tour hurricane Ian's damage in Florida today and meet with its GOP governor Spokeswoman karine Jean Pierre acknowledges the president has his political differences with Ron DeSantis and there will be time to discuss them But now is not the time As the president put it Monday in hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico the time now is for unity We show up when we're needed He and the First Lady will be in Fort Myers Desantis says he appreciates that the Biden administration approved an emergency declaration for Florida even before Ian struck That was huge because everyone was full steam ahead But in a briefing yesterday I'm W zv stops

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Ukrainian Forces Break Through Russia Lines

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

00:49 sec | 2 months ago

Ukrainian Forces Break Through Russia Lines

"Forces are amazingly. They broke into more Russian lines. They've broken through the curse on frontline. They are pushing Stroud south into the strategic curse on region according to Wall Street Journal, Ukrainian forces broke through Russian lines made new advances in the southern Kirsten region while expanding their rapid offensive in the eastern part of the country to be taking areas that Moscow now claims to be part of Russia, pushing south the new Ukrainian advance secured a corner of the only Russian foothold on the western bank of the dnieper river, which bisects the country, Ukraine is in recent months destroyed all the bridges to the enclave, which concludes the regional capital care sun, making an increasingly difficult for the large Russian military to be resupplied with food ammunition and food. And fuel. They're going to run away there too. Russian disarray, on display, as Ukraine's forces advance on two fronts.

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Supreme Court to Take on Tech Case

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:02 min | 2 months ago

Supreme Court to Take on Tech Case

"Big news from the Supreme Court yesterday they announced that they will hear a tech case. They are going to be examining section two 30, which limits the liability, section two 30, the communications decency act of 1996 passed at the dawn of the Internet age to protect Google and Twitter and Facebook and YouTube from the consequences of the material they post, including ISIS videos. Twitter and Google have been sued by victims of ISIS for their propagation of the terrorist group's propaganda over the many years that it existed till Donald Trump crushed them in the early year of his presidency. However, section two 30 is a shield and will that shield be taken away in the Gonzales versus Google case, or in Twitter versus Tommen, I don't know. One thing you're interested in is does that shield make them government actors?

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"puerto" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

01:36 min | 2 months ago

"puerto" Discussed on Today, Explained

"Hurricane Ian hit Florida and then swept along the Atlantic states last week and this weekend. Millions of people lost power, but for the most part, the electricity was pretty quickly restored. Now, consider another storm. Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico in mid September. Hurricane Fiona slams into Puerto Rico, knocking out power to the entire island. Their electricity is not back on. Tens of thousands are still without power in Puerto Rico as well, it continues to recover from hurricane Fiona's hit two weeks ago. As Fiona bore down some people still didn't have reliable electricity after the last major hurricane there. Hurricane Maria in 2017. It sometimes seems like the only thing Puerto Rico's power grid does with any reliability is draw the ire of Puerto Ricans. Why is Puerto Rico's power grid so vulnerable? Coming up on today explained. The case of a missing indigenous Alaska woman sparks new questions about other missing and murdered indigenous women. But when the cops stop looking, a team of local journalists step in to bring the truth to light. That's where ABC's thrilling new drama Alaska daily begins and where it's headed will have you on the edge of your seat. Starring two time Oscar winner, Hilary Swank, grace dove, and scandals Jeff Perry. Alaska daily premieres Thursday, October 6th on ABC, in stream next day on Hulu.

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"puerto" Discussed on On The Media

On The Media

04:44 min | 10 months ago

"puerto" Discussed on On The Media

"So sun cardona Morales is the author of a collection of short stories called Levittown monamour. Sasan and I met under the rust streaked belly of the blue water tower a couple of weeks before the pandemic. It's part of the aerial map, he says. I checked this out and he's right. Pilots have to tell air traffic control that they're passing it on their way into the airport. In other words, I'm not the only one. Levittown keeps surprising him. Every time he comes here, despite the detritus and the decay. He sees colors that call his attention. Writing about this place was his way of making a kind of peace with his country with Puerto Rico through the fiscal crisis. The deterioration, the difficulty of making ends meet. To leave the resentment about what wasn't an appreciate what is. I asked him after all this historical research, if I'm trying to see the beauty in Levittown, could he give me some pointers. When I pull up in the air, yes, I would love. Well, it depends on what you consider beauty. Look at what time has done to this place. Look at the rest at the shuttered businesses. Looking at closed door fronts gave him the possibility to invent to imagine businesses that maybe didn't actually exist. And walk along the boulevard, which is called avenue boulevard, a redundant name that tickles the sun. It tickles me now too. And much more does as well. A few steps away from where we sat, the public high school is named for doctor Pedro albizu campos. Puerto Rico's independence icon right there in Levittown, the American suburb. And then there's the water tower, which doesn't actually hold any water. It's a monument to uselessness, a symbol of a failure to have functional infrastructure, and.

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"puerto" Discussed on The Bad Crypto Podcast

The Bad Crypto Podcast

04:59 min | 11 months ago

"puerto" Discussed on The Bad Crypto Podcast

"Some things don't ship here. You have to learn to finagle the ins and outs of how to get certain things. Super heavy stuff is like, you're going to pay a major fee. Sometimes when they say, oh, it's free in the continental United States, and then it's like, wow, $500 to ship is in Puerto Rico. Right. It's a big heavy thing. I ordered some Omaha steaks. You know, they come in this dried ice cooler and it says free shipping, but then you go and to Puerto Rico it's 39.99. I'm like, I don't care. I want my meat. Send me my delicious meats from Omaha steaks. Who is not sponsoring the show? And who I do not have an affiliate code for. But you know, you just kind of get used to not having all the things you had as a tradeoff. It's like, okay, I'm living in a beautiful place in a community surrounded by awesome people. I'm keeping the money that I'm making and not giving it to the U.S. government for programs that I don't even agree with and probably don't actually help the people that are intended to help..

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"puerto" Discussed on The Bad Crypto Podcast

The Bad Crypto Podcast

05:18 min | 11 months ago

"puerto" Discussed on The Bad Crypto Podcast

"But he became the pied piper of palmas. Once he started talking about it, other people started looking at it and asking what you could do what? That's what we're going to tell you guys about why we've done this. How many people do you think is he directly responsible for me? Because I'm indirectly responsible for me because he talked to you. You heard about it, and we're like, hey, we're in the crypto. And I do want to share this. Because this is kind of a joke that I say is like, if you don't know anything about crypto, your crypto level zero. Crypto level one is, oh, you got a coinbase account. Maybe you connected it to your bank, and now you're able to buy a little bit of crypto. Crypto level two is maybe you got your meta mask. Level up. Yeah, you level up, you get your crypto. You get a meta mask. You get set up with your Ethereum wallet, right? So now you can buy NFTs and you can go on open C and extra wallet. Then you learn how to, oh, I can add multiple chains to networks to my meta mask. Level up. So then you start doing some deep maybe that's like level three and doing some DeFi. Now you're getting all buff. Yeah, your crypto, your crypto wallets, you're starting to flex it. You're like the Mario that ate the mushroom and then got the power up thing. I was like level four and then you start doing the DeFi. You understand this, you understand, you know, maybe you do some rebasing stuff, you huddle some Bitcoin, you've grown it up and then level 5, but that's where you pick up the star and you're invulnerable. That's when you go to Puerto Rico. Well, level 5 is finish him. Right. It's the final move. Well, now there's level 6, and then there's level 7, which is somehow get a yacht. We can't tell you about that one day. You have to be. There's some people here. We actually hung out on New Year's Eve on this dude's yacht. We're gonna chat with him in a couple episodes. But like, wow, hanging out. I don't think it was quite a super yacht, but it was pretty soon. It was pretty super. I don't know. It was super mega super yacht. Yeah. So maybe what's it called? I don't know. It was pretty amazing. It has an elevator in it. That sounds amazing. Take me down to the crew. So it's like I look at like this. I'm like baby crypto guys compared to the people other people who are here. Oh, yeah. In Puerto Rico, crypto. You might be listening like, oh, those guys have earned someone. We haven't. No..

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"puerto" Discussed on The Bad Crypto Podcast

The Bad Crypto Podcast

05:57 min | 11 months ago

"puerto" Discussed on The Bad Crypto Podcast

"As listeners of this show, you know by now that both Travis and myself have relocated our bad selves and our businesses to the tropical Paradise of Puerto Rico. Many of you have asked why we made the move and what our experience has been like so far. Today we're lounging poolside at the travilla to share with you the financial and personal benefits of moving to Puerto Rico, as well as things we have discovered in our time here thus far. So grab a margarita lather on the sunscreen and brush up on your espanol as we bring you a muy bueno episode. Of el podcast cryptographical Myo. Who's that? When it's not just the witness title this in all the nachos to those of you, this is the bank crypto podcast. Buenos with artists. We're the good retards. You.

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"puerto" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio

Latino Rebels Radio

06:49 min | 1 year ago

"puerto" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio

"And the level of poverty in a town like go to LES. But the other thing is the actual roots. I mean, when you talk about when you think about communities outside of the metropolitan area, are there places like the metro areas like bones say my Jaguars places like that, but when you think of a town like Kevin, I think there's roots. People do not leave. Generations. You know what I'm saying? People do not leave these towns. So this notion of the generations of families that have lived in these towns and these municipalities outside of sort of the urban centers is also part of this. And that's a very important point because I think sometimes because my content is in English, people will watch it and we'll think about it with the mentality of maybe someone who has grown up in the U.S.. You know, maybe you're from a small town, but kind of the norm is you leave your small town. And you go somewhere else and people move. So a lot of times I'll post videos and people would be like, people are allowed to move. What's the big deal? And what people don't understand is that it's a different culture. And in Puerto Rico, you're right that you have generations of people living here. There are people who had no intention of leaving care alias. The lady I interviewed in my story, she's like, my plan was to die here. I wasn't going to move anywhere. So when you come with that sort of mindset to these towns, you could really disrupt communities. Yeah, so let's talk a little bit on the bigger picture because you've obviously been following a lot of the things and doing an excellent job educating people on what I like to call this sort of like the post Maria Puerto Rico that had foundations of people saw this coming that what was going to happen in Puerto Rico didn't just happen magically. It happened. There's roots of this, you know, with the government spending and the debt crisis and it's all this perfect storm. So I guess my question is, how does this reporting link into your larger body of work in how you begin to look at Puerto Rico as a place that colonialism is just so fervent now? And how does your reporting sort of reflect sort of this new colonialism that's happening on the island? And talk about your other reporting, not just the Capital One. Yeah, I would say that I focus on that relationship between the U.S. and Puerto Rico. And the status of colonialism that Puerto Rico has been in for hundreds of years. So it applies to this story because Puerto Rico would not have those laws that give outsiders tax breaks if it weren't because of its status. You can not pass a law like this in a state. But Puerto Rico has sort of the best of both worlds for people who want to take advantage of that kind of law because you don't have to get a different passport. You can use your U.S. passport. You don't have to go to customs, you know? U.S. territory. But on the other hand, you can have laws that are very beneficial for the people who want to move here and on top of that, you have a place that historically suffered from policies and government mismanagement that has led to people having lower salaries, not enough opportunities. So then, you know, it's a place that's ripe or people with more buying power and acids to come in and having an advantage over the local population. So and the other thing is, again, that mentality. You know, I have a lot of people tell me in my videos that this is just how capitalism works and you just have to make sure that you're competitive, but it's not a level to playing field. And today I tweeted about this, how you can not compare the opportunities that people in some states have had with people who have been living their whole lives in a place that has had a lot of disadvantages for its local population. Right. And this is the part where you as a journalist and I think one of the things that I just want to commend you because one of the things that I did starting back as a journalist when I kind of got back into journalism about 12 years ago, is I started focusing on Puerto Rico in English. I was creating content in English. To begin to educate and inform people who had sort of these stereotypical misperceptions about the island colony. And what I see in your work is that you're doing the same thing. You're trying to make that connection. By going outside of sort of what I think is the insula Remo type of media you know that it stays in solar, it stays insular. So in that sense, what have you seen from your reporting? What has been the reaction not only on the island, but outside in terms of trying to change the perception of how people view Puerto Rico in the United States? I mean, how does that how do you make those two connections for you as a journalist? Yeah, and you know I love creating content both in English and in Spanish. If it were up to me and I had the time and the resources that would make every single story in both English and Spanish. But when I have limited time and resources, you're right. And the reason I choose English is because I saw that there was a gap. There was a need. And I saw that whenever Puerto Rico was covered in the networks and U.S. media. I was like, what would I see those for them? Look at the disasters. They can't catch a break. And that context was missing. And I think being able to go independent and create my content reach people, especially on platforms like TikTok, where I have an opportunity to reach an audience outside of Puerto Rican. I'm reaching people who just had no idea. They've heard, you know, Puerto Rico isn't that, you know, like, a part of the U.S., but they had no idea of the history. They had no idea of the responsibility that the U.S. has and a lot of the things that have happened in Puerto Rico. So for me, it's a process for myself because there are a lot of things I just didn't know and I am learning. It took until my adult life for me to understand a lot of these things. So to privilege for me to be able to learn these things as I go and communicate them to others. So what do you think where this, you know, in terms of where we are now in the context of Puerto Rico in 2022, just focusing on even the issues of gentrification and displacement and what you say it's like Puerto Rico without Puerto Ricans, which seems a little bit dramatic, but there are examples of it happening throughout the island. You know, you go to places. I mean, I just was back in November. When you stay inside one, it's our places. You're like, does anyone speak Spanish here? Things like that go through my head. Right, and I know that's, you know, that's in the tourist sections and things. But it's not like it's that, you know, there are parts of Taiwan that are very.

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"puerto" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio

Latino Rebels Radio

08:42 min | 1 year ago

"puerto" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio

"So we are here it's another week and when I was talking to my producer Oscar, I said, we have to have the author of a book. I just finished and the book is called boom and bust in Puerto Rico. How politics destroyed an economic miracle, totally up my alley for people that know what I've written about in Puerto Rico over the years. So I would love our guests whose base in San Juan to introduce himself. So fabulous guest from San Juan. If you can say your name and who you are and what you do. Now let's go to your Maldonado and I've been a journalist for many, many years. And written a few books. You have. You have written a few books. You were for the San Juan star, which is my the first newspaper I read in Puerto Rico when I was 5 years old. How about that? And you were an editor and a mundo, which is the other newspaper I used to read when I was 5, 6 years old. So I remember the days of journalism in Puerto Rico. We could have a discussion about that some other time on how much it's changed, but thank you for being on. You wrote a really fantastic book. I just want to thank you for getting boom and bust. Thank you for getting out, boom and bust in Puerto Rico. For obviously, you know, people follow the show we cover a lot of Puerto Rico, people do know about la junta and promise and the debt crisis. But if you could explain the main thesis of your book to someone who might not understand why your book is so important. I think it's an important people need to read. So how would you explain your book to someone who needs to read this? Well, the purpose of the book is the title says is to describe what happened when you had a we had an economic miracle and the 50s and 60s and 70s, we were admired throughout the world. It would call something democracy in the Caribbean, very small island, you know. Only on your mild by 30 miles, but made a lot of ways. And that you wanted to know those guys or that size actually is economic decline. And a few years ago, 19, I'm sorry in 2015. The governor declared that we were bankrupt, we had run up any bed of $73 billion. Now, it doesn't sound like a lot of money nowadays, you know, but for Puerto Rico, small island, that's a new amount of money. And we couldn't pay it. And that was actually the biggest municipal bond bankruptcy in the mountain history. That was a big story. So what happened? So the point of the book is just to describe it's a factual book, a lot of statistics, describing what happened. And why it happened. And I have my views, of course, I've always had them as a journalist. Although, you know, I've never been involved in politics, always newspapers. But that's the book. Yeah, I would love to, I mean, I don't know how much you've looking at your bio and seeing your past clips. But I have written a lot about the debt crisis and one of the things that I wrote back in 2015 for The Guardian was sort of this realization. That what was created? What had happened in front of our eyes? Had a lot of factors and a lot to blame. And it was too easy to just blame Wall Street when the Puerto Rican government sort of also it was easy to get. It was easy to get the capital. It was easy to get the money. So when your eyes, how did we get here? Share some of those reasons because I do think people don't know the historical roots of why we're here and why we now have a fiscal control board. And we can talk a little bit more about that after, but let's talk about the roots. Tell me some of those reasons from your perspective. The most important thing was the elimination of section 9 three 6 with sounds technical than it is. But this was crucial 9 three 6. Was a section of the U.S. internal revenue code that gave Puerto Rico a very powerful incentive to attract industrial investment. And in fact, this small island became among the world's biggest pharmaceuticals producers from a local products. And we had, you know, just about every big pharmaceutical company was located here. And that was based on that fact incentives, which was approved by Congress, but I think it's very important also that that vaccine senses was linked to Puerto Rico's exception of federal taxes. We have an unusual relationship with the United States. For American citizens, we don't think federal taxes. So the government going back to the 50s and 60s, offered tax exemption, local factors engine on top of federal tax exemption. And that proved to be a pretty powerful incentive. Well, in 1996 for reasons that we can go into, the government of Puerto Rico has Congress to repeal. Section 9 three 6. This is important. This was initiated by the government of Puerto Rico. Now, there was always opposition to 9 three 6. Some people thought it was too generous, et cetera, you know, big pharma was taking unto advantage. So we're always arguments, but it was the government of Puerto Rico in 19 96 that asked Congress to eliminate it. Congress eliminated it, we had a ten year fate of played off of that tax exemption and by 2006, it was down to zero, and that when the crisis began. So of all the reasons, that to me is the most fundamental of the most important. Yeah, no, and I think anecdotally I mean, myself growing up in Puerto Rico in the 70s and the 80s, I do recall an island that was, you know, you talk about the boom. There were things that were happening that we were Puerto Rico was seen as sort of this economic shining light. And then all of a sudden, the rug comes out of you in 2006. And then we still haven't recovered as a country. So in your perspective, is this something that is it too easy to paint it as just a problem that pertain to just one political party from my perspective I've always felt like all political parties in Puerto Rico kind of participated in this spending spree and then they had to pay for the check. Oh, yeah. So talk to me about that because I also think that's part of what people tend to overlook. What runs through the book is what I consider the most fundamental cause of Puerto Rico's economic crisis. And that is that there is a serious illness in our politics. And I would call it unreality, Puerto Rican politics is unreal. Now, what happened 9 three 6 was eliminated because the government at that time believed and it still does actually. That any kind of tax exemption is incompatible with statehood, which it is. The Puerto Rico became a faith, we would have to pay the same taxes. You know, constitutionally caused the taxes after the uniform. So Puerto Rico would lose its tax exemption. And it would lose it incentives. Now, 9 three 6 was incompatible. So they asked Congress to eliminate what drove that was partisan. Ideological status politics. And the point of my book, I.

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"puerto" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio

Latino Rebels Radio

04:49 min | 1 year ago

"puerto" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio

"Listen as you know we cover a lot about puerto rico. Although sometimes i need to take a break from puerto rico. Puerto rican journalist because I think of myself care and especially in the online space. But there's another story. That came out of england. Puerto rico that everyone tagged me on. I was off this weekend. And it's like who really the holy though you need to look at this and i did..

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"puerto" Discussed on Latino USA

Latino USA

01:36 min | 1 year ago

"puerto" Discussed on Latino USA

"Invest to change everything for the better and so far. There doesn't seem to be much proof that that's what's happening. It wouldn't be accurate to say that the port-au-prince everything movement has contributed absolutely nothing to puerto rico in two thousand. Eighteen who agendas organizers say. They gave twenty five thousand dollars to local charities. Brock pierce himself has made a few public donations. That we're able to track down about seventy thousand dollars worth in total for context. That's less than he donated to trump's reelection campaign and to the rnc this year. Brock does have a nonprofit called integral the help channel other people's donations in various causes an interviews. He said that his main contribution has been to encourage entrepreneurialism but it's unclear what lasting impact he's actually brought to the island. Brock declined to be interviewed for the story or to answer any of our questions including questions about his contributions to puerto rico. Brock sold himself as a different kind of investor. But easy any different when he was on stage at coin. Agendas selling the everything movement one of the companies he co-founded block one. They were partnering with some of the very same hedge. Funders who owned puerto rico's debt. But aj thinks that by promoting puerto rico as crypto and tech hub more jobs and investment will come despite all the missteps the colonial posturing the grandiose promises to change everything he still betting on brock and the port-au-prince my.

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"puerto" Discussed on Latino USA

Latino USA

02:19 min | 1 year ago

"puerto" Discussed on Latino USA

"Seemed to hit a nerve a little when i pressed him on it. Wouldn't you be among the people who knew what happened to that building. If you were like part of that you yes yes. but no. because we basically likes to express his opinion in his opinion is not we. Scarlet is trying to be diplomatic. She takes agius side and urges him to stay cool but he clearly wants to get some stuff off his chest. We need to talk about this. He admits the while he was once. A trusted member of brock's inner circle. Not so much anymore. He's significantly older than the other. Puerto ricans that they work with and he's very passionate and outspoken. He's harder to work with sometimes. My passion can seem like a threat to them. I guess says they treated him well when he was useful but when he spoke his mind about things like how they screwed up the day of listening he fell out of favour now with brock directly. He says but with the new inner circle. Yeah the things. I've sometimes he's not here. And then there's a group of people formed under him. The jobs are looking out for themselves hierarchy. And everything's g centralized. It's a doggy dog situation. Where people are fighting over power and frequently when we were trying to this as the lord of the flies. New people should have been the scene that. Aj didn't get along with. He started feuding with everyone. Rumors started flying around and ag developed a reputation as a bit of a loose. Cannon became like this volatile bracy intense. Puerto rican kid shouldn't trust even though he's doing everything for them so aj gets pushed aside and according to him they lose someone who could have helped him look. Better in the eyes of puerto ricans. Why my biggest criticism is that. I don't want the whole thing to look like scheme because if it looks like a publicity scheme people are not going to take them seriously. They don't take them seriously. We can have impact skirts worried. He'll say too much and get them in trouble after all they're still trying to get funding for their startup. She tries to stop him but he finally goes off what. What is the point of these that they're filled with. Both people are both and that people need to know this for all the time that we've known. Aj.

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"puerto" Discussed on Latino USA

Latino USA

02:12 min | 1 year ago

"puerto" Discussed on Latino USA

"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 sessions. About how to be of service to the island. Puerto rico has the possibility now being put on the map is a hub of innovation. And that's a that's a wonderful thing. If it works overall. Think less pitching more guided. Meditation shocked. i have i have silence of meat. They shot up in a ritzy villa in the hills overlooking the water. And recon one of the first evenings go so well an impromptu singalong breaks out the same when you heard earlier at first things. Go pretty smoothly. Ag organizes a hack on at the 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 crypt people. To listen and learn from puerto ricans. No i actually wanted to be more involved in the planning of that particular event. Aj 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 spruced out with fake columns in these rented chandeliers bronx wearing shirt that says banks female. Let's charge you guys have been working your butts off for years down here. The helps here. It's basically just the crypto 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 their concerns. I can't even afford to buy the land. I'm stepping on. All you see is extraction. I don't agree with this project and it quickly becomes apparent that 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. But you don't know that yet. And i'm asking you to believe and they're going to make something happen in. You're going to be a part of it you like it or.

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"puerto" Discussed on Latino USA

Latino USA

02:20 min | 1 year ago

"puerto" Discussed on Latino USA

"It was like the future. Ag thinks about it. Like this puerto rico's in a financial crisis and here's this new technology that can bring investment to the island and he can be a part of it and cash in at the same time. He creates a nonprofit startup called block with the goal of going into high schools and universities to teach about blockchain blockchain by the way is the technology behind cryptocurrencies. It's extremely hard to explain so for our purposes. Don't worry about it. It's basically interchangeable with crypto when we meet. aj he's wearing a fisherman's cap. This is h. o. d. l. Hodel just hollow man. It's an intentional misspelling of the word. Hold its nerd slang for hold onto your crypto currency rather than selling it and in early twenty eighteen. If you're holding you're in good shape. I actually don't hollow but this seems like a nice thing to have to conversation starter. He doesn't hotel is in asia. Didn't snatch up a bunch of bitcoin dirt cheap suit today. He's coin agenda trying to network and raise the money for his startup and so are about forty other cryptos startups who are all pitching to potential investors in this main conference room all right so without further ado we have from read to play. Put your hands together. Or joseph one by one we watch these men and it's mostly men climb up on stage. These guys paid thousands of dollars. Real dollars not crypto for the chance to pitch joseph themselves pay more than fifteen thousand dollars to be here childhood. Obesity is a massive issue and one in five kids is obese is unacceptable and the fact that israel is disgusting. He's pitching fitness app. That will reward people in crypto for working out the app he says will also help end world hunger. So someday you'll be literally running two feet someone else. How far will you run to feed the world. Does anybody have any questions. I just of paste in front of you and talked all right you guys. But joseph in the lake or not the main attraction here at the conference the person that aj and others came here to see is.

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"puerto" Discussed on Latino USA

Latino USA

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"puerto" Discussed on Latino USA

"Forty bucks but break towards the end of twenty seventeen just three months before this conference. Each bitcoin was worth nearly twenty thousand dollars. That's a fifty thousand percent increase fifty thousand so if you had just fifty bitcoins that would make you a millionaire. But the crypto people have in cast themselves as your average tax avoiding millionaires. Their pitch to puerto rico is that they're here to show the world. What crypto can do for an economy and do it in a socially conscious way and that got the era of some local entrepreneurs. Now i was going to move out for thirty go because i really think that politics is terrible. Bought all of these investors are moving in and all these developers moving in icn opportunity to actually make make what the regular eight so. I need to rephrase that. Enter mondo gonzales. People know me hearsay gave because jay simpler for close people when we first many jay. We knew we'd be spending a lot of time with him. He struck us as somebody. Who was savvy about. The whole crypto. Seen a charismatic guy with a toothy grin who fit right in with the laissez faire crypto atmosphere. And he's a bit of a hustler. We have seen el major universities in puerto rico. And and hopefully we're going to have to after seeing the nation and hopefully eventually the world renew sell you something in this case his startup. But hey that's like what everyone is doing. Ages lead twenty s. He grew up in san juan. Puerto rico the middle class kid raised largely by his grandfather and it took him some time to figure out what he wanted to do with his life in college. He was all over the place studying mechanical engineering switch to chemistry than in a panic. Psychology into like this whole existential crisis and analyzing like my my mother loved me biologic or then. He switches to economics after hearing about bitcoin way.

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"puerto" Discussed on Talking To Change - A Motivational Interviewing podcast

Talking To Change - A Motivational Interviewing podcast

04:23 min | 2 years ago

"puerto" Discussed on Talking To Change - A Motivational Interviewing podcast

"So we have a lot of influence. Also from africans like using gains food. So that's basically how i can describe our culture. It's very buried. So our culture not going to be the same as other people from other latin american countries because our history is very different. But we also have a lot of american influence. Because our territory. So it's kind of very complex. I guess are true. We have a lot of. Let's say with programs and projects in different Situations that are going on. We relate a lot to latin america and then a lot to us background. So lots of different ingredients lead into the expanse of being an individual and the community levin on the island of puerto rico. And i guess leading on from what was asking just high in high. In what ways do you think this particular and unique bland of culture has received motivation. What family has it had to do with motivation. Enter into odd. Some ingredients adds some of the spice of puerto rico to the practice of ma for it to be useful and meaningful for them. Hopkins of puerto rico in a land. Break-ins are enough. Sure you guys heard about this before we're used to going to someone a doctor a counselor social worker. And they're the expert. Were sitting there listening to the expert. Ause what to do as puerto ricans. Were very familiar. You know we're a little bit more sometimes. We don't call the doctor dr something. Sometimes we call them by the first name because even the doctors. Tell me bob or some so in that aspect. I don't think it's too far not that another we're going to be working professionally..

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