A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. National Citizenship …. Test”!!


~~May 19, 2016~~ 


This is a true story.

I’m baffled by the lack of knowledge about Puerto Rico’s history that many Americans display.

Puerto Rico has been in  the news a lot lately and not for good things.

The Puerto Rican financial crisis is all over the place and many facts are not known.

Puerto Ricans are American citizens!! 

When I moved to Florida, in 1999, my first landlord had no clue about Puerto Rico.

He was a rather young fellow from Florida who owned several properties.

He wondered about currency, telephone contact and mail service.

He had no clue that it was the same as the USA.

This isn’t funny anymore.

This is an insult to Puerto Ricans.



“Barely a month before the United States enters World War I, President Woodrow Wilson signs the Jones-Shafroth act, granting U.S. citizenship to the inhabitants of Puerto Rico.

Located about 1,000 miles southeast of Florida – and less than half that distance from the coast of South America – Puerto Rico was ceded to the U.S. by Spain in December 1898 as part of the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Spanish-American War.

In 1900, a Congressional act created a civil government for the island; the first governor under this act, Charles H. Allen, was appointed by President William McKinley and inaugurated that May in Puerto Rico’s capital city, San Juan.”

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Simple question deserves a simple answer … that is if you know U.S. history, which many so called Americans do not.

Let see if you can get this one correct:

What is the national citizenship of a person born in Puerto Rico whose parents were both also born in Puerto Rico?


A) Not Sure

B) Puerto Rican

C) American



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Thoughts for today, #234 …. “President Obama: Denali vs Denial”!!


~~September 4, 2015~~ 


President Obama’s three-day trip to Alaska  week will literally change the map of the nation’s 49th state.

Mount McKinley — the 20,237-foot mountain and the tallest in North America — has been renamed Denali, as it was originally known by Alaska Natives before it was renamed to honor President William McKinley.

The mountain, which sits in the 6 million-acre Denali national park, has been known as Denali in Alaska since 1975. Under an order signed by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, the Denali name will also take effect for all federal usage and, therefore, on all official maps.

The order was signed in October 2015 but the White House asked that it be announced Monday as part of Obama’s trip to Alaska to highlight the effects of climate change in the Arctic.

The White House said the name change “recognizes the sacred status of Denali to generations of Alaska Natives.”

Denali, meaning “the great one” in the Athabaskan language of Alaska natives, was the original name of the mountain.

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~5 things to know about newly renamed Denali~

~Published on Aug 30, 2015~

President Obama officially changed Mount McKinley’s name back to Denali.


YET …. 

Obama Explains Why He Approved Arctic Drilling In The Face Of Climate Concerns

After fielding a question about climate denial, the president took on the controversial question of drilling in the Arctic — something that has been seen as contradictory to his interest in fighting climate change.

President Obama began by pointing out that he has already shut off the most sensitive Arctic areas to drilling, including the Bristol Bay, home to a number of endangered species and 40 percent of America’s wild-caught seafood.

In April, his administration also finalized a proposal to set aside a majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, which prevent drilling across some 12 million acres across northeastern Alaska.

But according to the president, it’s impossible to stop oil exploration in the Arctic completely.

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~Obama Just Approved Offshore Oil Drilling In The Arctic~

~Published on May 12, 2015~

Shell first looked into drilling in the Arctic in 2012 but had to stop because of numerous safety and operational problems. Now they’re back at it, and the Obama administration just approved offshore drilling in the Chukchi Sea. Shell is going to start sending exploratory ships, though the company still needs approval from several other federal and state agencies.


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