Post-storm Puerto Rico …. “🇵🇷 Still in Emergency/Survival Mode ….. 48 Days In 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~November 7, 2017~~ 

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN PUERTO RICO

CBS 60 MINUTES OVERTIME

This past Sunday, November 5, CBS Television had a special segment detailing information about many Puerto Ricans, American citizens, having endured the longest blackout in American history following a direct hit from Hurricane María. I’ve been looking for this special on YouTube to share it with you.

The situation in Puerto Rico is still dire. 

It seems that the segment presented in the regular show isn’t available yet. I will keep looking and share it when I find it.

During my search, I found this 60 Minutes Overtime presented on November 5 by Brit McCandless Farmer.

Take a look, please!

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Forty-eight days today, after Hurricane María hit the island, ‘60 Minutes‘ found its citizens trying to make do without water or power – and frequently losing hope

Every day and night in San Juan, there are blackouts. But having electricity at all is a privilege, since most of the island is still without power.

“At night, it really quiets down because it’s dark,” says 60 Minutes associate producer Jack Weingart.

“The street lights are out, and most homes and businesses are also dark. So at night, you just hear this constant humming of the generators.”

Weingart, along with producers Graham Messick and Michael Karzis and associate producer Vanessa Fica, recently traveled to Puerto Rico with correspondent Steve Kroft to report this week for 60 Minutes.

As they traveled throughout the island, the dire status on the ground surprised them most.

“It’s really still in an emergency mode,” Karzis says.

“They haven’t graduated into a relief mode or recovery.”

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Vanessa Fica and Jack Weingart
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But what does this exodus mean to an already crippled island?  

“It means a territory, which is already fiscally circling the drain, having the tax base erode even further,” Karzis says.

“It does not help that you’re losing otherwise qualified professionals or a labor force that is dwindling. And what you’re left with are folks that are older, and are collecting pensions at this point or young kids.”

Almost seven weeks after the storm, producer Graham Messick says, it feels like some Puerto Ricans have given up.

“They’d lost hope,” he says. “And it’s like a state of suspended animation. People were just waiting for the power to come on. There’s just nothing to do. It’s boring. It’s hot. It’s uncomfortable.”

“And there are no answers. “

The video was produced by Will Croxton. It was edited by Will Croxton and Sarah Shafer Prediger.

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/post-storm-puerto-rico-still-in-emergency-mode/

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~~Post-storm Puerto Rico~~

“still in emergency mode”

~~Published on Nov 5, 2017~~

Forty-eight days after Hurricane Maria hit the island, 60 Minutes found its citizens trying to make do without water or power – and frequently losing hope.

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A Message from my Cousin …. “🇵🇷 Inés …. from the Ground …. Mr. President 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~September 26, 2017~~ 

MY COUSIN, INES

RIGHT ON TARGET!!

I have family in Puerto Rico.

I haven’t been able to contact all of them but slowly news are coming out.

My cousin Inés lives in the metro, San Juan area.

She wrote a message to the leader of the United States.

I think she specifies, word by word, what has been happening with Puerto Rico due to Hurricane María and to many events which took place before the devastating hurricane.

There are plenty of reasons why Puerto Rico is in the situation it is.

The hand of the mighty, imperialistic U.S. of A. can be seen everywhere.

Here are her words.

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Yes, Mr. President, you are absolutely right, infrastructure was not in very good shape to begin with.

(I think those were your precise words!)

María has put it bluntly.

There are no materials and no money to invest in infrastructure. A much reduced work force, 30k government employees fired with Law 7 many who worked for water and electricity. Forced or suggested early retirement for many thousands. Massive migration. Yes, that poor little Caribbean Island where you built and then declared bankrupt your mini golf playground.

Where are you playing now?

No more Dorado for you.

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And then, PROMESA, H.R. 5278 , and your Supervisory Board, la ‘fucking Junta’, milking our people, putting your billionaire hedge fund holder friends before the our people. And then, our brilliant government, adequately stupid politicians working for their own benefits, years of blatant corruption making the same few richer and richer.

Meanwhile our retirement plans collapsed and our elders have to spend their little money on your lover-priced pharmaceutical products.

Our University in peril of imminent collapse and our working students enslaved by your $4.25 hour wage law.

By any chance, are you trying to strangle us?

Your 3.5 million brown skin, second class citizens that consume all your Walmart goods and make you want to dance Despacito?

Oh we’re good, because we take abuse submissively!

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And then more, we give your dollar abundant Americanos the most beautifully attractive tax incentives to come and live in this exuberant island, little by little displace our city population and buy cheap property from desperate Boricuas. A trip to Supermax will clearly show the growth of this blond population.

Ah, such an amazing paradise, a fiscal paradise for your rich!

Mr. President, you and your abuses and your imperialistic, racist government are responsible for every single life lost, for every single fallen tree, for every coffee bean that will not feed a family any time soon.

I truly hope you don’t try to claim your debt anymore.

Every cent must go to our reconstruction.

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All the repressed wrath of all the abused nations, all the frustration and anger and hunger and fear of the world will be knocking at your door.

Stop your senseless tweeting and GET TO WORK.

Show the world you are a worthy representative of your nation’s fathers’ principles of freedom and justice!

Or are you?

Inés M.

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P!nk Perfection Past …. “🌸🎼🌸 A Song for The Times …. Pretty, Pretty Please …. F**kin’ Perfect 🌸🎼🌸 …. “!!


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~~August 28, 2017~~ 

PRETTY, PRETTY PLEASE 

P!nk Perfection Past

Let’s go back in time. Another huge hit.

The message is so clear and so appropriate to things that are happening in our midst sometimes without our knowledge. Let’s heed her message.

We are perfect just as we are! And the swear word fits perfectly!! 

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Fuckin’ Perfect” (written as F**kin’ Perfect on the album cover and in the iTunes Store) is a song by American recording artist P!nk, taken from her first greatest hits album Greatest Hits … So Far!! (2010).

It was released on December 14, 2010 by LaFace Records, JIVE Records, and RCA Records as the album’s second single. Written by P!nk with Max Martin and Shellback, the track is a pop number which encourages people to accept each other for their true identities.

Pink has stated that the main inspiration behind the track is her husband, Carey Hart. Its music video, directed by longtime collaborator Dave Meyers, delivers a message against depression, self-harm and suicide. In November 2011, the song garnered a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance.

“Fuckin’ Perfect” peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Pink’s eleventh top-ten hit single in the United States.

~Wikipedia~

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~PARTIAL LYRICS~

Yeah! Oh!
Oh, pretty, pretty, pretty

Pretty, pretty, please, don’t you ever, ever feel
Like you’re less than fucking perfect
Pretty, pretty, please, if you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing. You’re fucking perfect to me
You’re perfect, you’re perfect
Pretty, pretty, please, if you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing. You’re fucking perfect to me.

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~~F**kin’ Perfect~~

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~~Published on Jan 19, 2011~~

P!nk’s official music video for ‘F**kin’ Perfect’.

As featured on Greatest Hits … So Far!!

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‘What About Us? …. “🌸🎼🌸  P!nk’s new Captivating, Mesmerizing Video …. The Song for The Times 🌸🎼🌸 …. “!!


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~~August 28, 2017~~ 

WHAT ABOUT US?

I’ve heard this song playing on the radio.

It was’t until last night’s VMA Awards and today that I went searching for the video. P!nk has always had serious, impacting messages to share in her songs.

This is another example at a time when it’s most needed.

A protest song!

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What About Us” is a song by American singer and songwriter Pink. It was written by P!nk, Steve Mac and Johnny McDaid, with production handled by Mac. The song was released through RCA Records on August 10, 2017, as the lead single from P!nk’s upcoming seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma (2017).

“What About Us” is described as an emotional club ballad and dance floor anthem with pounding drums and an array of synthesizers. The song has also been described as a protest song.

~Wikipedia~

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~~What About Us?~~

Official Video

~~Published on Aug 16, 2017~~

P!nk’s new single “What About Us” out now!

Pre-order new album ‘Beautiful Trauma‘.

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P!NK PERFECTION …. “🌸🎼🌸 Through Her Entire Song History at the VMAs 🌸🎼🌸 …. It Was Flawless …. “!!


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~~August 28, 2017~~ 

P!NK PERFECTION

P!NK, CAREY, WILLOW AND ELLEN

I don’t normally watch these types of award shows anymore.

I have to give a secret away, I mostly don’t know who the honorees are and which songs they have been nominated for.

However, last night was and exception. I’m very glad I recorded the show.

I do know who P!nk is. She was simply awesome.

And to top it all, Ellen DeGeneres handed P!nk her award.

Her hits medley was amazing and her message to the her 6 year old daughter Willow was timeless.

Hope you enjoy!

Sure enough we need moments like this to get away from the ugliness in this world we inhabit.

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P!nk took viewers on a trip through her long, hit-laden song history on Sunday night during MTV’s Video Music Awards. It was a wild, impressive ride. From the classic 2001 hit “Get The Party Started” to her emotional new single “What About Us,” the star singer managed to fit many of her most memorable tracks into an ambitious, old-school – and fun – medley.

Introduced by Ellen DeGeneres, P!nk took home the night’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for her decades-spanning career in the spotlight.

“Recently I was driving my daughter to school and she said to me ‘Mama, I’m the ugliest girl I know,'”

Pink said in her acceptance speech.

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http://time.com/4917950/pink-vmas-2017/

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BEAR WITH ME, THESE WORDS MERIT READING

Here’s the full text of her remarks

“I know I don’t have a lot of time, but if I may tell you a quick story. Recently, I was driving my daughter to school and she said to me, out of the blue, ‘Mama?’ I said, ‘Yes, baby?’ She said, ‘I’m the ugliest girl I know.’ And I said, ‘Huh?’ And she was like, ‘Yeah, I look like a boy with long hair.’ And my brain went to, ‘Oh my god, you’re six. Why? Where is this coming from? Who said this? Can I kick a 6-year-old’s ass, like what?’

But I didn’t say anything.

Instead I went home and I made a Powerpoint presentation for her. And in that presentation were androgynous rockstars and artists that live their truth, are probably made fun of every day of their life, and carry on, wave their flag and inspire the rest of us. And these are artists like Michael Jackson and David Bowie and Freddie Mercury and Annie Lennox and Prince and Janis Joplin and George Michael, Elton John, so many artists – her eyes glazed over. But then I said, ‘You know, I really want to know why you feel this way about yourself.’ And she said, ‘Well I look like a boy,’ and I said, ‘Well what do you think I look like?’ And she said, ‘Well you’re beautiful.’ And I was like, ‘Well, thanks. But when people make fun of me, that’s what they use. They say I look like a boy or I’m too masculine or I have too many opinions, my body is too strong.’

And I said to her, ‘Do you see me growing my hair?’ She said, ‘No, mama.’ I said, ‘Do you see me changing my body?’ ‘No, mama.’ ‘Do you see me changing the way I present myself to the world?’ ‘No, mama.’ ‘Do you see me selling out arenas all over the world?’ ‘Yes, Mama.’

‘OK! So, baby girl. We don’t change. We take the gravel and the shell and we make a pearl. And we help other people to change so they can see more kinds of beauty.’

And to all the artists here, I’m so inspired by all of you. Thank you for being your true selves and for lighting the way for us. I’m so inspired by you guys. There’s so much rad shit happening in music. And keep doing it. Keep shining for the rest of us to see.

And you, my darling girl, are beautiful, and I love you. Thank you, MTV. This is a really special night. Thank you, Ellen. I couldn’t love you more.

Thank you guys. Goodnight.”

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Pink Gives POWERFUL Speech About Her Daughter & Self-Acceptance

At 2017 MTV VMAs

~~Published on Aug 27, 2017~~

Following P!nk’s medley VMA performance, she took the stage to accept the coveted Michael Jackson MTV VMA Vanguard Award, and delivered quite possibly the most powerful speech of her career.

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~~P!nk Performs “Get The Party Started”, “Raise Your Glass”, & More!~~

~~Published on Aug 27, 2017~~

P!nk performs a whole medley of “Get The Party Started”, “Raise Your Glass”, “So What”, “Just Give Me a Reason”, “Perfect”, “What About Us”, “Don’t Let Me Get Me”, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”

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‘Despacito’ in 40 Languages …. 🎼 Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee …. Single Hit Phenomenon …. 🎼 ‘Despacito’ en 40 Idiomas …. 🎼 …. “!!


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~~August 26, 2017~~ 

DESPACITO IN 40 LANGUAGES

I’M LOVING IT

It’s an awesome hit for two well-known Puerto Rican singers, each one in their own category.

Their work together in this project has become worldwide known … inspiring covers and parodies.

You can see the unequivocal success of this song as you watch this video.

Go, Puerto Rico!!

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Despacito” (“Slowly”) is a single by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee from the former’s upcoming studio album.

On January 12, 2017, Universal Music Latin released “Despacito” and its music video, which shows both artists performing the song in La Perla neighborhood of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico and the local bar La Factoría. The song’s music video is the first video to reach over three billion views on YouTube.

The song was written by Luis Fonsi, Erika Ender and Daddy Yankee, and was produced by Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo.

~Wikipedia~

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~~Despacito in 40 Languages … Despacito En 40 Idiomas~~

TRANSFER MUSIC

~~Published on Jul 26, 2017~~

This is a mix of our favorite Summer hit in 40 different languages.

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James Corden …. “🎼🎼 Crosswalk the Musical: Hair with Lin-Manuel Miranda 🎼🎼 …. Hilarious …. “!!


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~~August 21, 2017~~ 

LIN-MANUEL AND JAMES CORDEN

~HAIR~

Once again, during these times of angst and almost despair, humor, music and fun will help take the edge off.

James has managed to do it for me, at least momentarily.

Please, take a bit of your precious time and watch this awesome skit!

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Lin-Manuel Miranda gets naked with James Corden for wild Hair musical

As James Corden says:

“It’s one thing to be on a stage, air conditioning, Broadway, lights.

It’s another thing when people are shouting obscenities out of a window at you because they don’t get it.”

This is the high-stakes, make-or-break world of Crosswalk Theater, and Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda got a taste of it.

For the big finale, Corden and Miranda did what no one thought they could do:

dance nude on the crosswalk.

“In the original production of Hair, the entire cast got naked, but both CBS and the state of California told us we can’t be nude in the crosswalk,” Miranda explained.

“Then again, people told me that Alexander Hamilton wasn’t a Puerto Rican rapper with beautiful brown eyes.”

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

Lin-Manuel Miranda gets naked with James Corden for wild ‘Hair’ musical

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~~Crosswalk the Musical: Hair with Lin-Manuel Miranda~~

~~Published on Aug 17, 2017~~

James Corden invites Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda to star in his most challenging role yet – “Hair” performed in a real crosswalk on Beverly Boulevard at CBS.

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