Thoughts for today, #427 …. “Your Vote …. Puerto Rican Voting Power …. “!!


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~~October 24, 2016~~ 

PUERTO RICAN DIASPORA

I’m a proud member of the Puerto Rican diaspora.

I recently learned about its existence and even the meaning of the word.

I have proudly exercised my right to vote and will proudly do it again within this week.

I’m very proud of my choices.

HortyRex©

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A diaspora (from Greek διασπορά, “scattering, dispersion”) is a scattered population whose origin lies within a smaller geographic locale. Diaspora can also refer to the movement of the population from its original homeland.

Puerto Ricans, either born in the island or in the states, are American citizens. At 9% of the Latino population in the United States, Puerto Ricans are the second largest Latino group nationwide, and comprise 1.5% of the entire population of the United States.

Although the 2010 Census counted the number of Puerto Ricans living in the United States at 4.6 million, more recent estimates show the Puerto Rican population to be over 5.1 million, as of 2016.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Ricans_in_the_United_States

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~Puerto Ricans in Florida could pick the next President~

The presidential election could come down to Florida’s rapidly growing population of residents from Puerto Rico, a reality that has set off a political gold rush in the Sunshine State.

The Puerto Rican population in Florida has exploded in recent years as a result of the island’s bankruptcy crisis, which has wreaked havoc on the territory’s economy. More than a million Puerto Ricans now live in Florida, a number that now rivals the state’s Cuban population, a group that has long dominated Latino political power in the state.

A majority of recent new residents are resettling in the counties along the “I-4 corridor,” named after a major highway stretching across a swath of Central Florida, which is known as a crucial swing region for elections.

This new batch of potentially undecided voters has sparked an aggressive effort on both sides of the political aisle to register them to vote and make a good impression.

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

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/08/politics/florida-puerto-rican-vote/

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. “Puerto Rican flag …. Statue of Liberty …. “!!


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~~September 8, 2016~~ 

PUERTO RICAN FLAG ON THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

Remembering.

No matter where my flag is placed, no other looks like her.

Her beauty, her colors, her meaning,

Like no other.

HortyRex©

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While many may think this image has been altered, it was not.

This is an actual photo taken on October 25, 1977 when a group of unarmed Puerto Rican activists gathered to protest demanding the release of Puerto Rican Nationalist prisoners.

This was an act of symbolism illustrating their hopes of freedom and independence in putting an end to the discrimination that Puerto Ricans were enduring.

On November 5, 2000, Puerto Rican activist, Alberto de Jesús Mercado, better known as Tito Kayak, along with five other protesters went to the top of the Statue of Liberty in New York City where he bravely placed the Puerto Rican flag on the statue’s crown.

On June 13, 2005, Kayak was arrested at the United Nations headquarters in New York City for attempting to switch the United Nations banner with the Puerto Rican flag, while the United Nations Special Committee met to discuss the political state of the island.

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Things Latinos love or hate!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tito_Kayak

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

La Borinqueña created by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

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We ALL are ONE!!

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Celebrating July 4th …. “Happy Independence Day Puerto Rico? …. NOT”!!


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~~July 5, 2016~~ 

MAN IS ESSENTIALLY FREE

I remember, as I was grwoing up, I went to a private Catholic school administered/run by Americna nuns and priests.

It was ranked as one of the best schools in Puerto Rico.

I thank them for all the education I received from kindegarten to the day I graduated in 1968.

One of the main things that we learned was about the importance of the 4th of July, the day where the United States celebrated their indepence from England.

They called it “America’s birthday”.

I do find it unacceptable that I didn’t really learn about the “real history” of Puerto Rico, my place of birth.

I’m learning that on my own at this stage of my life.

The picture that has emerged, as I study, is the sad and current reality of the Island.

I know better now.

Please, take a look and learn.

Thank you!

HortyRex©

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~~Story about the Puerto Rican flag on Lady Liberty~

While many may think this image has been altered, it was not. This is an actual photo taken on October 25, 1977 when a group of unarmed Puerto Rican activists gathered to protest demanding the release of Puerto Rican Nationalist prisoners.

This was an act of symbolism illustrating their hopes of freedom and independence in putting an end to the discrimination that Puerto Ricans were enduring.

On November 5, 2000, Puerto Rican activist, Alberto de Jesús Mercado, better known as Tito Kayak, along with five other protesters went to the top of the Statue of Liberty in New York City where he bravely placed the Puerto Rican flag on the statue’s crown.

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

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

Google Images

LAB ProLib

https://www.facebook.com/LABPROLIB/

I do not own these images.

No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

HortyRex©

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~~GALLERY~~

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#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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~~RELATED~~

This 4th of July – the Prophecies of Pedro Albizu Campos

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/this-4th-of-july-the-prophecies-of-pedro-albizu-campos/

Tito Kayak and Juan Bobo

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/07/01/tito-kayak-and-juan-bobo/

~BOTH REFERENCES FROM~

War Against All Puerto Ricans Blog

https://waragainstallpuertoricans.com/blog/

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~~Happy Independence Day Puerto Rico?~~

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~~Published on Jul 4, 2016~~

As the U.S. celebrates its Independence Day, here’s a little reminder about just how much “independence” it’s given to Puerto Rico.

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We ALL are ONE!!

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Stand Up for Puerto Rico

https://www.facebook.com/standupforpuertorico/?fref=ts

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