Neoliberal Austerity Is Destroying This Puerto Rican Zoo


Noooo!! This is where I lived! I know this zoo … my heart aches! 💔

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A report from TeleSur.

Severely understaffed and underfunded, the Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo in Mayaguez is hanging by a string.

Puerto Ricans aren’t the only ones feeling the bite of the island’s ongoing economic crisis, with animals in one of its largest zoos struggling to survive.

Severely understaffed and underfunded, the Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo in Mayaguez is hanging by a string. The 45-acre zoo has been issued dozens of violations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, citing deteriorating exhibits and poor conditions.

“It makes you want to cry,” animal rights activist Susan Soltero told the Associated Press.

“This is unacceptable to me as a human being.”

Among the citations listed are animals living in confined spaces, limited working fans for deer and camels, expired food and medicines and a tiger that was underweight and had gone without a medical exam or lab test for…

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Puerto Rico leases out historic buildings as they fall into despair


My heart aches … the crumbling of Puerto Rico, my country, is evident and progressive! 🇵🇷

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A report from Global Property Guide.

The Puerto Rico government is leasing out several historic buildings, many of them at least 5 centuries old – to individuals and non-profit groups. These buildings are falling into despair due to lack of maintenance and upkeep.

A private university has leased one such historic building that once was home to an iconic movie theatre in Old San Juan.

There are nearly 40 buildings in the metropolitan area in serious need of conservation and repairs, experts say. Most of these buildings are located in Puerto Rico’s capital Old San Juan, founded in 1521. Features such as blue cobblestone streets, colorful homes and expansive ocean views make this old historic city a hot destination for tourists from all over the world.
The move has drawn ire of conservation activists who said that the government was citing funds crunch as the reason for selling and…

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Mystery Solved About The Eight Person At the June 9, 2016 Trump Tower Meeting


… and the plot thickens!!

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MANAFORT/ VESELNITSKAYA/ TRUMP JR.

We who keep up with the news know that there was a June 9, 2016 Trump Tower’s meeting with the attendees of Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, the well connected Russian Lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, her translator Anatoli Samochornov, the Russian American lobbyist/ fixer Rinat Akhmetshin, the British born Russian music publicist Rob Goldstone and the eight person, the Russian Ike Kaveladze, the money man who has been working in America as an employee of  Ara and Emin Agalarov.  The republican President Donald Trump and his son, Donald Jr. met the Agalarovs and Rod Goldstone at the 2013 Miss Universe Contest held in Moscow.

Image result for PHOTOS OF BALBER, EMPLOYEE OF AGALAROVThe latest Trump family version of what happened at that meeting is, that the Russian attorney delivered some documents with proof of compromising opposition research about the democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump Jr. and in return, the Russian…

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Tête-à-tête: The art of conversation


Steve McCurry’s photography … always amazing! ❤️

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 Brazil

The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.
― William Hazlitt, Selected Essays, 1778-1830

 Italy

Good communication is as stimulating as
black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.

― Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

Korea

Morocco

A single conversation can completely change the trajectory of our lives.
 – Kaye Earle

Los Angeles, California, USA

Conversation should be like juggling;
up go the balls and plates, up and over, in and out,

good solid objects that glitter in the footlights and
fall with a bang if you miss them.

― Evelyn Waugh

Angkor, Cambodia

Turkey

Lettuce is like conversation.   It must be fresh and crisp, so sparkling
that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.
– Charles Dudley Warner

Karelia, Russia

France

Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

My idea of good company is the company of clever,
well-informed people who have a…

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A Blast from The Past …. “GOP Health Care Plan: Don’t Get Sick …. And if You Do Get Sick, Die Quickly ….. “!!


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~~July 18, 2017~~ 

THE REPUBLICAN CARE PLAN

If you don’t know what has happened in the last couple of days related to the health care issue discussed in secret meetings, without hearings and the usual procedures, you have been hiding under a rock.

Bottom line, the Senate didn’t have the votes to pass “TrumpCare“.

The new idea, coming from Turtle McConnell and tweeted by this ‘so called president’ is REPEAL NOW, REPLACE LATER.

McConnell’s brilliant idea:

repeal Obamacare now with a two year delay to provide for a stable transition period. 

I had a ‘blast from the past‘ thought and remembers Alan Grayson, former Democratic Representative for the 8th congressional district of Florida.

Take a trip through memory lane … in 8 years, nothing has changed!

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~~Alan Grayson on the GOP Health Care Plan~~

“Don’t Get Sick! And if You Do Get Sick, Die Quickly!”‘

~~Published on Sep 29, 2009~~

Rep. Alan Grayson discussing the GOP plan for health care.

Part one, don’t get sick. Part two, if you do get sick … Part three, die quickly.

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