September 20, 2017 …. “🇵🇷 Etched in the Hearts of ALL Puerto Ricans Everywhere 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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Thinking of the day Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico

The images are vivid.

Today, marks a year that Puerto Rico went under dark — no electricity, food or communication. Puerto Rico became a graveyard and a political nightmare. Over 3,000 Americans died.

I remember this day clearly, fear entered in my heart not knowing the wellbeing of my family and friends.

A year after, the people of Puerto Rico are trying to make sense how come the federal government continues to neglect them and ignore their cry for help – kids and the sick are going without food and proper care. The trauma and financial hardship is real.

This is genocide.

Drumpf and his administration do not care.

This is what happens when an Island is colonized for years and exploited for its natural resources.

The People of Puerto Rico are strong and resilient.

We rise.

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America’s Got Talent 2018 …. “💕🎼 The Finals are Done …. These are my Favorite Performers: Best of Luck to All …. 🎼💕“!!


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~~September 19, 2018~~ 

AGT’S FINALS

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I watched the finals last night.

There were ten so very talented contestants. It was a finale worth of any venue in Las Vegas and worth the $1,000,000 prize.

Results will be announced tonight.

I really liked all of them. These, however, are my favorite ones.

Take a look.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

HortyRex©

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~~Brian King Joseph~~

Violinist Shatters Expectations With “Heartless”

~~Published on Sep 18, 2018~~

Brian King Joseph rises up to the finals with his epic performance of “Heartless” by Kanye West.

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~~Glennis Grace~~

Incredible Singer Serenades Judges With “Run” Snow Patrol

~~Published on Sep 18, 2018~

WOW!

Glennis hit a home run with this stunning performance of “Run” by Snow Patrol.

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~~Courtney Hadwin~~

Sensational Singer Rocks “River Deep Mountain High”

~~Published on Sep 18, 2018~~

The shy teen explodes on stage with the Tina Turner classic, “River Deep – Mountain High.”

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~~Zurcaroh~~

Legendary Dance Group Delivers Mind-Blowing Performance

~~Published on Sep 18, 2018~~

The dance group delivered an epic performance to “Baba Yetu“.

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~~Michael Ketterer~~

Father Sings Emotional “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”

~~Published on Sep 18, 2018~~

Your jaw will be on the floor after watching this performance. Michael brings the heat to the finals with this performance of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

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Carmen Yulín Cruz …. “🇵🇷 Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico …. The Voice of her Struggling Island and the Puerto Rican People 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~September 16, 2018~~ 

CARMEN YULIN CRUZ

~MAYOR OF SAN JUAN, THE CAPITAL CITY OF PUERTO RICO~

Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto (born February 25, 1963) is an American politician who is the current mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Cruz is affiliated with the Popular Democratic Party.

~Wikipedia~

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I have to confess that I didn’t know anything about this woman.

The first time I heard about her was during those terrible days after Hurricane María battered my country. I live in the mainland. I’ve been away from home since 1999.

She became the voice for those in the diaspora as we hungered for news about our country.

To this day you will hear negative comments about her.

She didn’t do her job, she took advantage of the situation to benefit her own political ambitions, she forgot about the people of San Juan, she’s posing because she wants to run for governor, she’s a socialist, she aligns herself with Puerto Rico’s independence while pretending to be a member of the Partido Popular Democrático, etc., etc.

I don’t care what they say about her, I don’t care what they think … to me, she became that voice that we desperately needed to hear.

She’s the only political official who has stood up to Drumpf and his administration. 

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I was hungry for news about the Island after the devastating hurricane

 I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I lived there all my life. I lived through many hurricanes, not María, of course. I know the landscape of my country. I know how the towns in the central part of the island were affected without me being there. I know, without being there, how the medical needs couldn’t be addressed because of lack of power. I knew 16, 64 deaths were not correct. There are at least 11 refrigerated vans at the forensic facility containing bodies … the capacity to conduct autopsies and eventual identification has been overwhelmed.

I have family and friends who were without power for 11 months. When communication was possible, I finally was able to get in touch with them. I sent care packages to them including the most basic items that we generally take for granted. I already went back to see.

By the time I returned, there was a semblance of recovery.

Yes, power is restored … not totally. And it’s still very fragile.

Power outings for hours and days at a time are commonplace.

Politics in Puerto Rico is ‘the national sport’. 

My political ideology related to Puerto Rico has gone through a gamut of feelings, ideas and a new conviction. The relationship with the United States is difficult to define.

I think it depends who you hear it from. 

HortyRex©

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Track the route of San Juan’s Mayor Cruz after Puerto Rico was slammed by a catastrophic hurricane. The city leader stood up and fought for relief aid, becoming the heroic voice of her struggling island and the Puerto Rican people.

~~Mayor Carmen YulÍn Cruz~~

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~~Published on Sep 14, 2018~~

As Carmen Yulín and Drumpf enter another Twitter war, find out how the mayor of San Juan fought her way to international prominence.

“I am done being polite. I am done being politically correct. I am mad as hell,” she famously said as she fought against the entire U.S. government in managing the response to two hurricanes that devastated the Caribbean.

One year after Hurricane Maria made landfall, she’s no less mad.

Watch the season finale of Breaking Big to follow Cruz’s story from humble beginnings to becoming one of the most vocal mayors in the United States. Breaking Big is a new documentary series from the minds of OZY and PBS.

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~Carmen Yulín Cruz Twitter Account~

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Drumpf …. “🇵🇷 Denies nearly 3,000 Americans in Puerto Rico died in the aftermath of two back to back Hurricanes: Irma and María 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~September 15, 2018~~ 

Nearly 3,000 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

~HEADLINES~

On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma carved a merciless path of destruction through the Caribbean, killing at least 12 people, leaving thousands of others homeless and plunging more than 1 million residents of Puerto Rico into darkness.

Hurricane María the storm made landfall on September 20. María wreaked havoc on the island, causing a level of widespread destruction and disorganization paralleled by few storms in American history. Almost two weeks after the storm abated, most of the island’s residents still lack access to electricity and clean water.

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The aftermath of these hurricanes are well known to all Puerto Ricans.

The federal response, under the watch of Drumpf, was deficient, miserable and responsible for the deaths of 3,000+ Puerto Rican citizens.

The numbers have changed: 16, 64, 1,400, 2,975, 4,645 …

I believe that the real number will never be known.

I will never forget. I will never forgive!

HortyRex©

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“They did not die in the hurricane.

They died in pain, at home, of kidney failure unable to access the dialysis clinic for weeks.

They died, gasping for hours near the end, when the oxygen tank they needed to breathe gave out.

They died in the dark and the heat of unsanitary ICU units, of burns or gunshot wounds received before the hurricane that they almost certainly would have survived otherwise.

They died, burning up with fever, of leptospirosis from being in touch with flood waters during the effort to save their neighbors.

They died in fear and confusion after being forced to go off their regular medication.
They died of heat stroke.

They died of diseases of antiquity, in a crisis of neglect unworthy the greatest, wealthiest and most powerful nation in human history.

They died. But we lived. And we remember.”

~Eleazar David Melendez~

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Drumpf denied this reality as a hurricane barrels toward the Carolinas

“3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000.

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Earlier this month, the island’s governor formally raised the death toll from Hurricane Maria to an estimated 2,975 from 64 following a study conducted by researchers at The George Washington University.

CNN’s own reporting reflects similar numbers.

The university study accounted for Puerto Ricans who succumbed to the stifling heat and other aftereffects of the storm and had not been previously counted in official figures

“I think Puerto Rico was incredibly successful,” Drumpf said Tuesday in the Oval Office, noting that the island location is “tough” during a hurricane due to the inability to transport vital equipment and supplies by truck. “It was one of the best jobs that’s ever been done with respect to what this is all about.”

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

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/13/politics/trump-puerto-rico-death-toll/index.html

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~~GALLERY~~

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America’s Got Talent 2018 …. “💕🎼 Semifinals are Done …. My Favorite Performers 🎼💕 …. “!!


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~~September 12, 2018~~ 

AGT’S SEMIFINALS

America’s Got Talent 2018

I just finished watching the semifinals today. The finals are next week.

There are so many talented contestants. Here are my three favorite performances for tonight.

Take a look.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! 

HortyRex©

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~~Courtney Hadwin~~

Shy Teen Shocks Audience With “Born To Be Wild”

~~Published on Sep 11, 2018~~

WOW! The 14-year-old STUNS the audience with “Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf.

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~~Glennis Grace~~

Dutch Singer Delivers HOT Semi-final Performance!

~~Published on Sep 11, 2018~~

America’s Got Talent Season 13 – Semifinals Results

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~~Brian King Joseph~~

Electric Violinist Takes Performance To New Heights

~~Published on Sep 11, 2018~~

Brian King Joseph’s performance was ELECTRIC!

Brian plays “Gangsta’s Paradise” in a field of lasers.

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Federal Hurricane María Response in Puerto Rico …. ‘🇵🇷 An Unsung Success …. NOT!! 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~September 12, 2018~~

BEST JOB EVER

NOT!! 

Believe you me when I say unequivocally that this isn’t true.

THIS IS TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY FALSE!

It’s a false statement from a delusional, pathological liar, narcissistic, evil, vile ‘man’ who ha no conscience and a vapid soul!

HortyRex©

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“So-called President Drumpf calling Puerto Rico response an unsung success is “a level of delusion that must be checked by those around him and by Congress,” warns @ChrisCuomo

Words from a dear friend in Puerto Rico who lived through Hurricane María and its aftermath

Speechless, angry, hurt, dazed, depressed, outraged.

To say that the federal government’s intervention during Hurricane María was a success is to insult all of those who suffered thru months of darkness, lack of basic necessities, homelessness and loss of loved ones.
More than half of FEMA officials were not certified, which means many of those who applied for help were denied due to a lack of knowledge on their part.

Containers which sat at port, waiting for inspection, as if there was the most remote possibility of guns or explosives in them. A lack of a coordinated plan to distribute essentials. Not one temporary bridge put up by National Guard or Reserve members, (who do this on regular basis in other countries during their summer trainings) in areas where entire communities or towns were completely cut off from help and supplies.

Among other situations.

To use the Island as an example of a successful mission of rescue is an insult to it’s citizens (note I don’t even bother mentioning U. S. Citizens), to those who graciously and generously helped with donations and still are on the Island, rebuilding homes for the less fortunate. To still see so many blue tarps as roofs is depressing, knowing most are senior citizens who can barely get by and pay for food and meds, much less repair with the ridiculously jacked up prices of building materials.
A horrible thought of what may happen in the Carolinas, Virginia and it’s residents.

My fervent prayers for your safety and that you find comfort after the storm.

Jeanette P.

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 Donald J. Trump actually says

“I think Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success …”

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PUERTO RICANS HAVE BEEN AMERICAN CITIZENS SINCE 1917

~CHRIS CUOMO’S PRIME TIME~

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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