Friday, August 11, 2006

Racism in Puerto Rico

For those of you who refuse to accept that racism exists in Puerto Rico, go check out the photos of the Puerto Rican senators.

PNP Senators
PDP Senators
PIP Senators

Puerto Rico is a mulatto nation, but not one senator is mulatto or black. The european descent, mostly white people still rule. Something ain't right!

Lorna Soto Corrupt!

Antes de ser legisladora, la senadora del Partido Nuevo Progresista (PNP) Lornna Soto devengaba salarios promedio de $30,000 anuales provenientes de contratos con los municipios de Loíza y San Juan.

La página de registros de contratos de la Oficina del Contralor en internet indica que en el 2003 Soto ganó $31,515 anuales y $27,000 en el 2004 por contratos de consultoría administrativa con el Municipio de Loíza y el Departamento de Salud de San Juan.

Antes de eso, Soto se desempeñó en trabajos no muy remunerados, como ayudante del representante Iván Figueroa y como relacionista pública del alcalde de Fajardo, Aníbal Meléndez, y del ex alcalde de Río Grande, Emilio Rosa Pachecho.

Las finanzas de Soto están bajo la mirilla de las autoridades desde antes de la muerte del presunto narcotraficante José "Coquito" López.

En junio de 2005, agentes del Negociado Federal de Investigaciones (FBI) llegaron de sorpresa a su oficina y le pidieron información acerca de sus finanzas.

El dato más llamativo de sus informes financieros es que el 30 de diciembre de 2004, antes de devengar su sueldo actual de $73,775 (sin incluir sus dietas que sumaron $41,100 el año pasado), Soto adquirió una residencia por $305,400 en la urbanización River Gardens de Canóvanas. El Nuevo Día supo que esa residencia tasó cerca de $370,000.

Un oficial hipotecario y varios contables aseguran que Soto debía tener ingresos de $7,500 mensuales con un mínimo de deudas de $1,000 para poder cualificar para comprar esa residencia. En el pasado, la senadora ha dicho públicamente que no existen irregularidades en sus finanzas y que sus expedientes están abiertos al escrutinio público. El Nuevo Dia
So, Soto was making a middle class, roughly $30,000 income but bought a house that cost over $300,000. Damn, talk about corruption. Where is the money coming from? That plus her connection with the "underwold" equals jail time. Shes screwed. Something smells fishy and the FBI are on it.

So, if you see this lady on the street, be sure to express your views about her.

PR Airport on High Alert......but why?!

SAN JUAN (AP) – The Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport increased its alert level Thursday from yellow to orange after U.S. authorities took similar measures in all the U.S. airports due to the closing of London’s Heathrow Airport, the busiest in Europe. Puerto Rico Wow
First of all, muslim radicals don't hate Puerto Rico. I'll be surprised if the even know where Puerto Rico is. This island has no enemies, except maybe dominicans and right-wing republican puerto ricans who migrate to the US. Secondly, I think the biggest threat to the LMM Airport are the pissed of drivers who have to wait in a tapón at a terminal because some jerk decided to park in the middle of the road.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Puerto Rican Barney

Funny as hell!

Another Slap in the face by the FBI!

WASHINGTON - La Oficina del Inspector General (OIG) del Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos determinó que hubo deficiencias en la forma en que el FBI desarrolló el controvertido operativo del 23 de septiembre de 2005 en que se dio muerte al líder independentista Filiberto Ojeda Rios.

Pese a que la OIG encuentra razonable la conducta del FBI en el allanamiento de Hormigueros y no recomienda sanciones contra nadie, critica al actual director del FBI en San Juan, Luis Fraticelli, por entender que pudo haber estado mejor preparado para ese operativo.
Damn the FBI! So they say there were deficiencies in the operations and the the FBI didn't pick the 23 of september on purpose. No one is getting punished,the FBI gets away with shit and Puerto Ricans continues to be treated like dogs. Fuck the FBI!

Los Renuentes on You tube

Los Renuentes

Check out my band. This is an intro to a DVD a friend of mine made.

Thoughts on Cuba

Cuba has been in the news lately ever since Fidel had surgery and relinquished his power to his brother, Raul. However, I really don't think this issue is such a big deal as the media makes it out to be. We all know Fidel is old. Sh*t he's been old for years now. But, he's also been in power for years. What I mean by this is that his influence on Cuban society goes beyond his power. Yes, he may have absolute power but remember he's been preaching socialism and anti-american imperialism rhetoric for almost 50 years now. The majority of Cubans in Cuba were born and raised in this regime. And the older folks there are primarily those who supported him and the revolution.

So, even if Fidel relinquishes power or evenutally dies, post-revolution Cuban society will continue. If Fidel dies, Raul will take over; if Raul dies, Alarcon will take over; if Alarcon dies, another hard-core socialist will take over. The point I'm making here is that Fidel is not Cuba.

Cuba without Fidel will remain a Cuba with Fidel's principles. It's ingrained in their society and changing that way of thinking will be difficult and take years. Miami-Cubans think that once Fidel is gone, they can easily walk into Cuba and take over. As I learned from my trip to Cuba in 2003, that isn't going to happen.

What I can tell you, though, is that when Fidel dies and when the Miami Cubans try to take over, there will be war. Rest assure on that. Those socialist Cubans in Cuba won't relinquish power that easily.

Check out My Pics from My trip to Cuba.

F*ck the FBI!!

FBI exonerates its agents

SAN JUAN (AP) – The FBI concluded that its agents did not use excessive force nor violated the civil rights of reporters during the raid in the residence of a pro-independence supporter on Feb. 10 in Río Piedras.

The internal investigations section of the FBI determined that its agents,
who sprayed pepper spray, pushed, and kicked reporters, did not break any federal laws or public policy or ordinary procedures of the agency, according to published reports. Puerto Rico Wow
That mothaf*ckin FBI! The proof of abuse are in the photos and video captured by news stations and seen throughout Puerto Rico and the US. Even the damn FBI admits, as I note in bold letters, that their agents pepper sprayed and kicked journalists. If that isn't abuse of power, than what is?! How do you explain the photo above from that day. That's a damn FBI agent pepper spraying a photographer!!

This is just another example of the lack of respect the FBI has for Puerto Rico and its people. F*ck the colonial status and F*ck the FBI! I hope you damn FBI agents are reading this!!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

$465 for being a New Yorker!

I went to pay my bill today for classes and, low and behold, I find out that I'm being charged $465 because I'm a resident of New York. What the fudge!! I was pissed, until I learned how much a Californian resident has to pay - $2000.

Woes at the UPR!

I've think I said it before, but I'll say it again - the UPR administration sucks!! Today I went to confirm my classes and pay my bill. I needed to make changes to my shcedule because of an administrative error. But, like always, no one knew anything, no one knew who could help me, no one knew nothing!

When I finally found someone to help me, she turned bitchy on me. First, she doesnt say Good Morning. Then, she gets angry because she asks me how I would pay and I told her "well, from my pocket, but I'm mad because I have a federal stafford loan that should cover all my tuition costs." So then shes like, "well, you shouldnt complain because you would have paid a lot more in the US." And then I'm like "well, at least in the US they give us our scholarships and loans in time so that we can pay for our education." Besides, isn't that why people take out loans.
So then she calls me irresponsible and I had to lay it straight to her. First of all, remember, I was there trying to change an error that the UPR made, not me. Second of all, she gets angry at me because I say that the UPR needs to improve their system because it is unjust. And then she says in a nasty voice "theres no injustice here." So, I'm like, "you're right, theres just ineptitud and lack of common sense at the UPR" Me irresponsible, shit, you better shut up bitch. And then she tells me that I have to pay $465 for being from New York - some sort of cuota. Damnit!

Anyways, I told her a few things and she got pissed she she fixed my error in a hurry and off I went.

And so begins another year at the UPR.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Shoot First Laws

In the last year, 15 states have enacted laws that expand the right of self-defense, allowing crime victims to use deadly force in situations that might formerly have subjected them to prosecution for murder.

Thanks to this sort of law, a prostitute in Port Richey, Fla., who killed her 72-year-old client with his own gun rather than flee was not charged last month. Similarly, the police in Clearwater, Fla., did not arrest a man who shot a neighbor in early June after a shouting match over putting out garbage, though the authorities say they are still reviewing the evidence.
New York Times
It's funny how in these states a man can get away with shooting his neighbor over a garbage bag dispute. But seriously, what's interesting about these laws is that most of the 15 states that passed them are in the South. It goes to show that the old Confederacy continues to have ethical problems....and they value guns and property over human life.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Miss Universe.....Miss Puerto Rico!

It's official, again. Puerto Rico has the most beutiful woman in the universe!