Today is THE Day …. “🗳 Midterms 2018 are Here …. Vote as if Your Life Depended on It …. I Voted Early 🗳 …. “!!


~~November 6, 2018~~ 

THE DAY HAS ARRIVED

THIS IS THE ONLY POST ABOUT THIS TOPIC I’M POSTING

I strongly believe that today marks one of the most critical and important election in my lifetime.

For me personally, the past two years have been a steady decline into the darkest belly of the America that I didn’t know.

If America continues down this path, the future of its citizens, the children, the environment and so much more will be on the line.

Most of all, the spirit of love, kindness, caring, cooperation will be replaced by hatred, racism, xenophobia, isolationism, nativism, tribalism.

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VOTE AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT 

BECAUSE THE AMERICAN WAY, AS WE KNOW IT DOES

I won’t be watching news, polls, voting results today at all.

I will wait until Wednesday morning so see where the nation is heading.

HortyRex©

PUERTO RICANS IN FLORIDA WILL VOTE

REMEMBER MARIA?

WE WON’T FORGET, WE WON’T FORGIVE!

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Dialysis Treatment in Vieques, Puerto Rico …. “🇵🇷 A 10-12 Hour Commute for Life-Saving Treatment …. HuffPost Reports 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~October 31, 2018~~ 

DIALYSIS TREATMENT

~VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO~

This is a topic which is very dear and close to my heart.

As a retired physician, I fully understand the process, the need for treatment, the underlying medical conditions and the meaning of life-saving treatment.

On the other hand, my only brother died of complications of chronic renal failure several years ago. In the aftermath of Hurricane María, I often thought about him and how he would manage to receive this three times a week treatment when the electrical power situation and the hospital care was so lacking in my country.

One year after Hurricane María, Puerto Ricans living in Vieques, go through harrowing, uncomfortable, tiring, exhausting and dangerous ways to receive their treatment.

This video explains their situation.

An American possession with this ‘quality of care’?

Laughable … not!!

HortyRex©

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In medicine, dialysis is the process of removing excess water, solutes, and toxins from the blood in people whose kidneys can no longer perform these functions naturally.

This is referred to as renal replacement therapy.

~~Wikipedia~~

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Dialysis Patients Are Still Trekking 12 Hours for Care After Hurricane María
Left without a hospital, some Puerto Ricans must travel by plane for lifesaving treatment

Hurricane María totaled Vieques’s hospital, which housed the island’s only dialysis clinic

That set off an ongoing crisis for patients with kidney failure who cannot survive without dialysis and for whom the thrice-weekly round trip to a dialysis center in Humacao on Puerto Rico’s main island, including treatment, takes at least 12 hours.

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IOTD ….”🇵🇷 Images of the Day, Very Special Edition …. Boricua Spirit 🇵🇷 …. “!!


~~September 14, 2018~~ 

BORICUA SPIRIT

PROUD PUERTO RICAN

I just came back to Florida after spending a week in my country, Puerto Rico.

A bit more after one year post Hurricane María, this is what you still see.

The resilience of the Puerto Rican people, their spirit and the happiness in spite of adversity is are forces to be reckoned with.

My people are strong, my country is still struggling yet their strength is formidable. 

I’m very proud to be Puerto Rican!

HortyRex©

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Barbra Streisand …. “🎼🎼 Directs Her First Music Video for ‘Don’t Lie to Me’ 🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~September 14, 2018~~ 

 “Don’t Lie to Me”

Barbra is Watching Drumpf

One of my of all time, favorite music icons is using her platform to express her feelings about the reality which the ‘squatter in the White House’ has with the truth and with facts.

One awesome voice speaking for many of us!! 

HortyRex©

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Barbra Streisand is always watching Drumpf 

When we spoke, she had just tweeted about him and read it aloud:

“All President Trump cares about is winning.

He said it during his campaign, and he says it now.

But what do we all lose as he wins?”

Streisand, no stranger to politics throughout her career, is releasing her first album of original songs since 2005, called Walls, on November 2.

Late last month, she released the album’s first single, “Don’t Lie to Me,” which is a direct address to the president. And on Tuesday, Streisand released the music video – the first she’s ever directed – complete with images of protests and even a sign somewhere in there that says “Stop Kavanaugh.”

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“I’m just so concerned with our country and the world,” she said. “When I say in the song ‘we all lose,’ do we lose our integrity as a nation? Do we lose our reputation in the world? One of the songs talks about a beacon of light, and ‘Lady Liberty’ talked about the danger in the sound of silence, when people don’t speak up, when people don’t vote. And now we have a leader who can’t be trusted. The way he pushed Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court to protect himself is unconscionable; we have a leader and now a Supreme Court justice who tells lies.”

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She added that it’s the young people of this country who are already living out the message of her new album and who have already set the example of what good activism looks like.

“As I say in the booklet of the new album, I’ve been especially moved by the young people in the United States who have found their voice and are demanding to be heard,” she said.

“They’re more interested in building bridges than walls; they are the very definition of hope.

They’re on my mind, and I dedicate this album to them.”

This article has been updated.

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

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/10/barbra-streisand-directs-music-video-dont-lie-to-me

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~~Don’t Lie to Me~~

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Official Video

~~Published on Oct 9, 2018~~

Don’t Lie To Me” music video written and directed by Barbra Streisand from her new album WALLS, available everywhere by November 2.

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Arecibo Astronomical Observatory …. “🇵🇷 One Year after Hurricane María 🇵🇷 …. “!!


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~~September 23, 2018~~ 

Arecibo Observatory

Astronomical Observatory

The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope in the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

This observatory is operated by SRI International, USRA and UMET, under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
Address: PR-625, Arecibo, 00612, Puerto Rico
Opened: 1963

Arecibo Observatory
Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico is a part of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center. This national research center is operated by Cornell under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The observatory was conceived in 1960 by former Cornell electrical engineering professor William E. Gordon. It is the largest radio telescope in the world–the main reflector dish measures 330 meters (1000 feet) in diameter and covers an area of 18 acres.

~Wikipedia~

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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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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~~

Breaking Big

~~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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