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The “American Dream” …

The destruction of the American Empire will come from within …
‘Drumpf and his minions are putting this nation on a collision course, on a path to the destruction of the very things in which we have taken pride for 230 years now.’

Filosofa's Word

“American Dream is rapidly becoming American Illusion,” warns UN rights expert on poverty

You knew it was happening, and so did I, but now it is official … Trump is turning this nation into the “world champion of extreme inequality”, according to a new report by the United Nations (UN). Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, recently completed a two-week official tour of the US and reported on his findings.

“American exceptionalism was a constant theme in my conversations. But instead of realizing its founders’ admirable commitments, today’s United States has proved itself to be exceptional in far more problematic ways that are shockingly at odds with its immense wealth and its founding commitment to human rights. As a result, contrasts between private wealth and public squalor abound.”

A bit about Philip Alston, so you know he is knowledgeable and qualified to speak…

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Coquito – A Traditional Puerto Rican Libation


Oh, this takes me back home!! Just what I needed today!!
Feliz Navidad …

Inside the Mind of Isadora

The Island of Puerto Rico is still in the recovery stages since Hurricane Maria devastated it in September, 2017.

Many are still without electricity, clean water, everyday needs such as food, clothing, simple essentials and telephones.

During this time of giving – perhaps, you can donate to this cause:

Somos una voz – We are one voice: donate here 

One day, the island will return to the beauty it once was as shown in this video – Sung by native Puerto Rican Marc Anthony

I’ve posted this before, but this year, it has so much more meaning for those of us who helplessly wait for news

from family members living on the island in the devastation of Hurricane Maria.Christmas coquito - shot glasses IMG_4867

My first Christmas experience of Puerto Rican traditions was in 1963

when I was sent to a private Benedictine Monastery high school called Colegio de Nuestra Señora de la Valvanera.

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Corruption Permeating The US Congress With Republicans Poised To Gain With Tax Bill Passage

Comprehensive explanation of the #TrumpTaxScam … take a look!!
Never in my lifetime did I ever thought I’d see something like this!! Despicable … they have no shame!!

Gronda Morin

It is bad enough that the republicans in the US Congress are hard at work to pass their 2017 Donor/ Corporation tax cut bill around December 19, 2016, which does little to grow the economy; where the economy is on an upswing and unemployment numbers are low, where at least 1 trillion dollars will be added to the deficit; where a major blow will be dealt to Obamacare with the ending of its mandate; and where it is very unpopular with Americans (about 26-29%), but it will please their donor base by which some lawmakers have been honest enough to admit this. If a corporation was acting on this bill, it is so bad that the executives would be guilty of malfeasance and for not honoring their fiduciary duties to their clients.

With this bill, we taxpayers who pay their wages are being shortchanged. Every tax break for the middle/…

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6 million of “Somos una Voz” charity events to benefit Puerto Rico

Latinos helping Boricuas!!
‘Nearly six million of the proceeds from the “Somos una voz” initiative, led by singers Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, among other celebrities, will be distributed in services and supplies for the towns of Morovis, Loíza and Fajardo in Puerto Rico, according to El Nuevo Día.’

Repeating Islands


Nearly six million of the proceeds from the “Somos una vozinitiative, led by singers Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, among other celebrities, will be distributed in services and supplies for the towns of Morovis, Loíza and Fajardo in Puerto Rico, according to El Nuevo Día.

These municipalities will receive aid, which will include clothing for children, school supplies, water filters, medical equipment, and generators for families with extreme medical needs. This aid will be distributed through the organizations “Yo no me quito,” “Fundación Extra Bases,” and the “Boys and Girls Club of Puerto Rico.” Children and their respective families, elderly care centers, medical offices and schools that have not yet been able to resume functions due to lack of electricity will benefit.

A part of the commitment of this charity—which will also help areas that have suffered natural disasters in Mexico, the United States, and the…

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