IOTD …. Image of the day, #502 …. “What.A.Day. …. “!!


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~~April 25, 2016~~ 

A YEAR AGO TODAY 

I first heard about this book through a very good friend of mine who posted about it on Facebook.

I ordered my copy from Amazon.

One year ago today it arrived.

Since then, I’ve read it twice, have two English copies signed by the author, Nelson A. Denis and have my copy in Spanish.

I met the author personally on a trip he made to Orlando to speak at a local university.

This has been an extremely eye-opening experience.

I’ve learned about the real history about my country in my 60’s.

These historical facts were never taught at my school.

Through this book …. I now know my country’s history.

Thank you to the author for leading me along a pathway that I didn’t know.

HortyRex©

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Personal Photo Collage

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”

THIS IS VERY SERIOUS FOR ME!

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#IOTD #ImagesOfTheDay #502#DearBloggerFriend #HerOwnWords #Concept #Serious #Silly #JustBeautiful #MiniMentalVacay #AllAnyoneNeeds #OneYearAgoToday #BookArrived #WarAgainstAllPuertoRicans #RealHistory #NelsonADenis #SignedCopies #TiemhopApp #PersonalPhotos

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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To start the day …. “Thank you John Oliver … Thank you Lin-Manuel Miranda”!!


JO-PuertoR

~~April 25, 2016~~ 

PUERTO RICO’S CRISIS

I have been following Puerto Rico’s situation for a long time.

As many of you may know, I was born there.

I’ve been also following John Oliver, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the “War Against All Puerto Ricans” blog.

Today they all came together to explain and plead the case for Puerto Rico.

As I looked through Facebook this morning, I found this video … presented over and over …. and, of course, I shared over and over.

Why?

Because this is my country and not many know the real situation.

Many think that Puerto Rico is a dead-beat country who won’t pay the money it owes.

The situation is much more complicated.

To add insult to injury, there’s a group called CFIF paying for TV ads which state that what Puerto Rico wants is a “Super Chapter 9” Bankruptcy Legislation.

Please, take a short time of your busy schedule and be educated about the situation in Puerto Rico.

Remember, Puerto Ricans ARE American citizens.

HortyRex©

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John Oliver and Lin-Manuel Miranda break the media silence on Puerto Rico

“Throughout one of the greatest crises that Puerto Rico has ever faced, there has been a deafening silence from nearly every Puerto Rican “celebrity” on the planet.

This silence was broken last night by Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Oliver.”

~~ORIGINAL SOURCE~~ 

John Oliver and Lin-Manuel Miranda break the media silence on Puerto Rico

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

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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#ToStartTheDay #PuertoRico #FianacialCrisis #JohnOliver #LastWeekTonight #Brit #LinManuelMirand #PuertoRicanParents #CFIF #TVAds #SuperChapter9 #BankruptcyLegislation #MassiveDebtCrisis #Dark MoneyGroup #OutOfMoney #CFIF #LaunchesNationalMediaCampaign #OpposeHouseHelp

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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~~Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Puerto Rico~~

(HBO)

~~Published on Apr 24, 2016~~

Puerto Rico is suffering a massive debt crisis.

Lin-Manuel Miranda joins John Oliver to call for relief.

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~“Dark Money” Group~

We may never know who creating and airing these TV ads, to keep Puerto Rico from receiving any debt relief.

That is why it’s called Dark Money.

~~SOURCE~~ 

“Dark Money” group spends $200,000 in TV ads, to keep Puerto Rico from receiving any debt relief

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If you really want to learn about Puerto Rico, it’s relationship with Spain ad the United States and the circumstances that lead to the Island’s current political, financial and real status, I strongly recommend that you follow this blog:

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Based on the book “War Against All Puerto Ricans” written by Nelson A. Denis.

HortyRex©

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~Out of Money~~

~~Published on Apr 3, 2016~~

CFIF Launches National Media Campaign to Oppose House “Super Chapter 9” Bankruptcy Legislation for Puerto Rico

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If you really want to learn about Puerto Rico’s history, it’s relationship with Spain and the United States and how it got to the situation it’s currently in, I strongly recommend that you follow this blog. There is an English and a Spanish version.

“War Against  All Puerto Ricans”

a book written by Nelson A. Denis

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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To start the day … “Puerto Rico: Mi Tierra”!!


MiT3

~~August 7, 2015~~ 

PUERTO RICO … MI TIERRA

Puerto Rico, Discover a Magnificent and Unique Island
Puerto Rico, officially known as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico), is an “unincorporated territory” of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

Puerto Rico is only 100 miles long by 35 miles wide, making it the smallest island of the Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico (Spanish for “rich port”) consists of an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and several islands: Vieques, Culebra, Mona and numerous islets.

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

http://www.topuertorico.org/

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~~GALLERY~~

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The United States “liberated” Puerto Rico from Spain in 1898. The following year, Hurricane San Ciriaco destroyed millions of dollars in property and nearly the entire year’s coffee crop. Banks swept in, buying land at a steep discount.

Even worse, in 1901, property taxes on every remaining farmer in Puerto Rico were raised. Farmers were forced to borrow from American banks at usurious rates; many lost their land to foreclosure. By 1930, 34 percent of land in use was managed on behalf of absentee owners.

Independence is the only solution, for Puerto Rico and the United States. After 117 years, many Puerto Ricans are victims of Stockholm syndrome, fearful of losing the “safety net” of United States benefits. But it’s clear that the safety net is a chimera. A gradual transition to independence (like that of the Philippines in 1946) would allow both island and mainland to adjust to a sovereign and self-sustaining Republic of Puerto Rico. It is the only way to end this colonial tragedy.

Nelson A. Denis, author of “War Against All Puerto Ricans”

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I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, always within the framework of the USA presence.

It was a dream for me. I didn’t know anything else.

The American influence is and always be in my most innermost spaces.

Recently I’ve learned a lot about my country’s history.

A country rich in culture, heritage, natural resources and very good and genuine people.

They say “ignorance is bliss” … and this is so very true.

It’s very sad to know the reality of my country’s history. And it even sadder to see what it happening to Puerto Rico now.

This video shows what my country is all about.

The song, the music, the singer, the images all show the greatness of the Island and it’s culture.

Here I am … wishing and hoping but not holding my breath,

HortyRex©

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~~Puerto Rico … Mi Tierra~~

~~Published on Nov 13, 2014~~

Dedicado a todos los Boricuas de corazon …. como yo!

Nelson E. Garcia Mangual

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#ToStartTheDay #PuertoRico #MiTierra #MagnificentUniqueIsland #Boricua #Taino #CommonwealthPuertoRico #EstadoLibreAsociadoDePuertoRico #UnincorporatedTerritory #UnitedStates #Colony #ModernDayImperialism #WarAgainstAllPuertoRicans #NelsonADenis #YouTibeVideo #NelsonEGarciaMangual #TimeHasCome #FreePuertoRico #Vieques #Culebra #Mona #NumerousIslets #StockholmSyndrome

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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PUERTO RICANS

we all ALL are connected through our blood and heritage

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Thoughts for today, #162: Dry humor …. not appreciating it at all!!


ObPR

~~May 21, 2015~~ 

“This one is HILARIOUS.

Thanks to Being Liberal and CJ Kalish.”

~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

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

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I understand the statement about Texas

Texas secession movements principally focus on the secession of Texas during the American Civil War and the activities of organizations which have existed since the 1990’s. The idea of state secession is not explicitly addressed in the United States Constitution and the issue was both publicly debated and threatened from after the Revolutionary War up until the Civil War.

Texas was a sovereign state prior to negotiation annexation with the United States.

This history has affected the state’s politics and identity from the 19th century to the present, including its standing in the Confederacy in the Civil War to education and even tourism in the 20th century.

Modern secession efforts have existed in the state at least since the 1990’s, focusing first on the Republic of Texas organization founded by Richard Lance McLaren and later on the Texas Nationalist Movement headed by Daniel Miller.

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_secession_movements

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*The “adding of Puerto Rico” bothers me*

“There will be war to the death against all Puerto Ricans.”

–~Puerto Rico Chief of Police, E. Francis Riggs~

When it won the Spanish-American War in 1898, the U.S. acquired Puerto Rico as a new “possession.” The American who led the invasion, Gen. Nelson A. Miles, promised “liberty” to Puerto Ricans. He also promised “prosperity” and “the advantages and blessings of enlightened civilization.”

This never occurred. Puerto Rico was stripped of her land and natural resources by U.S. banking syndicates.

By 1934, the theft was so extreme that Puerto Ricans organized an island-wide agricultural strike. In response to this strike the Yale-educated Chief of Police, whose father owned the Riggs National Bank, promised that “there will be war to the death against all Puerto Ricans.”

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS
Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony
BY NELSON A. DENIS

War Against All Puerto Ricans is a powerful, tragic, and untold history of U.S. intervention into the politics of Puerto Rico. From the U.S. invasion in 1898 to the modern day struggle for self-determination, Nelson Denis provides a panoramic history of an island once referred to by the New York Times as a significant ….

“commercial value … it would be much better for Puerto Rico to come at once under the beneficent sway of these United States than to engage in doubtful experiments at self-government.”

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

http://waragainstallpuertoricans.com/

http://waragainstallpuertoricans.com/historical-overview/

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“According to the Yankees, owning one person makes you a scoundrel but owning a nation makes you a colonial benefactor.”

Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos

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#ThoughtsForToday #162 #America #IDryHumor #PresidentObama #ExecutiveOrder #RemovesTexas #AddsPuertoRico #BeingLiberal #CJKalish #TexasSecessionMovements #WarAgainstAllPuertoRicans #RevolutionTerror #AmericasColony #Author #NelsonADenis #OwningPerson #Scoundrel #OwningNation #ColonialBenefactor #DrPedroAlbizuCampos

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

AND, BY THE WAY … PUERTO RICO HAS ITS OWN FLAG

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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