To some Americans: Before making fools of yourselves in cyberspace, get your facts straight!!


PRPower

~~February 13, 2014~~ 

JUST CONTINUE MAKING FOOLS OF YOURSELVES

I read a post in my Facebook feed a few days ago. Something about a Powerball winner in Puerto Rico. This is something that I don’t really pay attention to. Lucky those who win. I don’t even play and don’t care too. 

However, this graph came along yesterday and the Puerto Rican in me, once again, was bothered, quite bothered. However, it once again showed me that there is a sector in the American public who haS no clue about geography, social studies, politics or history. Those that dare spew foolish posts in the social media are only confirming the fact that some Americans haven’t left their neighborhood even past their street corner. I feel sorry for those Americans. 

Well, if some don’t know anything about their own country, how can anyone expect them to know anything about a little island in the Caribbean which has been a possession of the USA since the Spanish-American war in 1898. 

I know, that’s asking too much!! 

PR

~PUERTO RICO IS A US TERRITORY~

American currency

US postal system

American passport

Federal employees and military pay taxes to the US government

Call by dialing area code (787) and the phone number

1,150 miles from Florida … not the other side of the world

The US has “taken” plenty of “things” from Puerto Rico (google and research)

PRCoño

~~ANGRY WHITE PEOPLE SPEWING~~

Do we detect a tint of jealousy?

A Winning Powerball Ticket Came From Puerto Rico @PuertoRicoSerio @latinorebels @jayfonsecapr @pollomaldonado

Yes, we pay taxes, are Citizens since 1917, and we fight in the battle field and play the lotto too, so what?!

USA HISTORY 1:1 Oooops

Puerto Rico Powerball Win Draws Offensive Tweets
News that one of the three Powerball winning tickets was bought in Puerto Rico elicited offensive tweets questioning why island residents – who are born U.S. citizens since Puerto Rico is a U.S. commonwealth – had the opportunity to buy tickets.

It’s completely outrageous someone from Puerto Rico won the powerball, thought this was America!

Colin Ryan (@CTJR7) February 12, 2015
As Latino Rebels first pointed out, the news brought out Twitter responses such as “I thought this was America!” and others with language too offensive to print, but including “How is the place that doesn’t even pay taxes eligible for powerball? “

So we all spent money to buy powerball tickets in America and someone in Puerto Rico won it …. what is wrong with that picture?

R Taff (@rtaffofficial) February 12, 2015
Puerto Ricans pay federal taxes including Social Security, payroll, import/export taxes and Medicare. While most Puerto Ricans who live year-round in the island do not have to pay federal personal income taxes, those with income sources from the U.S. as well as those working for the U.S. government or the military do pay them.

~~IN-DEPTH~~

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/puerto-rico-powerball-win-draws-offensive-tweets-n305236

“As it appears in …. “

https://www.facebook.com/LABPROLIB?fref=photo

PRFist

~~RELATED~~ 

Marc Anthony singing the national anthem

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/this-one-is-even-better/

MarcAnthony

~One of many comments~

Puerto Rico in an American gold mine. The US controls Puerto Rican trade and commerce. The US government makes 74 billion dollars from Puerto Rican production and sends back 3 billion dollars a year. Really?!

Who’s the welfare state? But the mainstream media does not report the actual facts.

RedL

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

RedL

TAKE SOME TIME TO GET EDUCATED

~America’s Backyard: Puerto Rico~

~~Published on Oct 6, 2014~~

In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt declared that the United States had to intervene in the internal affairs of Latin American. In his own words: “if any South American country misbehaves it should be spanked.” All US presidents that succeeded him have, in lesser or greater measure, continued to exercise their perceived right over a region often known as “America’s Backyard”.

After more than 400 years of Spanish colonial domination, in 1897 Puerto Rico was given the right to govern over its affairs. only five months later, Spain and the US went to war over the last Spanish colonies in the region. American Forces occupied Puerto Rico.
The Treaty of Paris clearly established that all Puerto Rican affairs were to be decided by the United States Congress.

President Theodore Roosevelt recommended that Puerto Ricans become U.S. citizens.
Despite the overwhelming opposition from the Puerto Rican legislators, in March 1917 the US Congress decided that all Puerto Ricans were now US citizens; but only to be ruled and not be given the rights.

Many Puerto Ricans were forced to fight in the America’s wars and many died.

Up to this day not much has changed, as that Treaty of Paris is still valid.

SoapB

We ALL are ONE!!

PRCalm

6 thoughts on “To some Americans: Before making fools of yourselves in cyberspace, get your facts straight!!

    • It’s not as simple as that. Puerto Rico can’t make that determination on its own. As far as I know it almost stands at a 50-50 desire to join the Union. Even it Puerto Ricans voted today to become a state, the final decision would be made by Congress. So again …. it’s up to the USA. I believe that Congress would turn the request down because it would cost more as a state and also because it would upset the electoral map and therefore the elections. It really isn’t a black or white question. There’s plenty of gray!!! 😦

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      • It’s hard to say. Staying as a Commonwealth is a non-change. People are used to that. Becoming a state, I think, would be pleasant for those who align themselves with the GOP …. what reasons for that alignment, I have no clue. Maybe for the rich people there which are a minority. I don’t think they have the educational capacity to make this decision.
        It should truly be independent but I don’t think this would ever happen. My belief is that the time for independence has gone by … the spirit of the Puerto Rican has been squashed by the Americans … maybe as with the Native Americans? Would you consider that to be possible? We lost our culture in a sense …. PR is very Americanized.
        However, by becoming a state, there wouldn’t be a PR Olympic team, a PR baseball or basketball team, a PR candidate for Ms. Universe … and so much more.
        Spanish may become a second language but that won’t fly …. see the grays????

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