Yes... #PuertoRico is US territory. Those are #AMERICANS and trump is acting as if its a foreign country that belongs to someone else.
@Regrann from @govtapproved - via @american_carnage_1461
Puerto Rico is completely devastated.
Puerto Rico's governor, Ricardo Rosselló, said a 90-year-old, 120-ft. high dam could affect 70,000 people if it collapsed. (NYT)
They've implemented a curfew from 7pm - 5am because of looters. (The Daily Beast)
The power is STILL out, and could potentially be out for four to six months, according to Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan. (NBC)
But, Ricardo Ramos, chief executive for Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), says it could take three to four months at most. (NYT)
This is too much. This is way, way too much. Just searching "puerto rico" in google, an SOS alert for Hurricane Maria shows up on the top of the page. I don't know if I've ever seen something like that before. "SOS," that means "please help us!" It's an emergency!" Save. Our. Souls. and I just had to scroll past it to read the news about it. That's a sad world we live in.
[source] Facing Months in the Dark, Ordinary Life in Puerto Rico Is ‘Beyond Reach’ — The New York Times
[source] The Streets Are ‘Not Safe’: Puerto Rico Begs U.S. for Help — The Daily Beast
[source] Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico Facing Months Without Power — NBC
Well so far only #Americans of #Cuban and #Mexican descent REP the flag to the point where we have a hand in running this shit.
The others were #Hispanos , people related to the original #Spainard settlers.
So #PuertRico did this to themselves?
These are #Americans . But, it's not about race right? Look how long this piece of shit statement took.
Regranned from @crackedrosecoloredglasses_us - This mother f*cker is actually blaming Puerto Rico for their current situation. 🤡🤡🤡 l
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! November 12th, on #VeteransDay weekend, #Americans will be boycotting #Football en masse -- make sure to participate in getting the #NFL 's ratings to an all-time low.
Please spread this announcement everywhere
When you serve this country, you are serving ALL of her people...the minorities, the immigrants, not just the white majority. You are promising to protect our people, without prejudice, against those causing them harm, be them foreign or domestic.
The act of protesting shows you are passionate enough to physically do something to initiate change. It is a courageous act, particularly in the face of so much public scrutiny.
This country was founded on #protest . The #NFL players and many other worthy #Americans are not acting out of defiance or hostility, but out of sorrow that far too many people choose to turn a blind eye to the horrors our people are facing on a daily basis. It is a peaceful display of rising up against the negligence by kneeling down.
Protesting is one of the most American things you can do, and as such, I applaud any who choose to #TakeAKnee as their right in this country I promised to serve and protect. It is a beautiful right afforded in this nation, one it seems many are trying to deny our true #American#patriots .
To my fellow veterans, I implore you to look beyond yourself and try to imagine what you would do in the place of those parents fearful of losing a child due to unnecessary force, those discriminated against based on the color of their skin. Wouldn't you want your kids to grow up in and inherit a world with less hate and more love? If you say anything other than "yes", you're lying to yourself. Be a true patriot and support those trying to change this world for the better. Many great revolutions were started with such protests, and taking a knee is a commendable one.
Oh, and stop using veterans/service to country as an excuse to deny their right to protest. We are not your political toys you can bring out when it suits you. #Enough .
The devastation in #PuertoRico is horrific! Our host are keeping an eye on how the current administration responds to the needs of our fellow #Americans .
A man rides his bicycle through a road damaged by Hurricane Maria in Toa Alta, west of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 24, 2017. Authorities rushed to evacuate people living downriver from a dam said to be in danger of collapsing because of flooding. More than 3 million people are reeling after the storm knocked out communications and power across the American island territory. Photograph by Ricardo Arduengo (@ricardoarduengophotos)—@afpphoto/@gettyimages
#MondayBlues when a decorated #Veteran and genuine #Patriot had to apologize for showing his love for his country, flag and honouring men & women in the service. 😢💙🇺🇸 #AlejandroVillanueva actions made the #Steelers#MikeTomlin looked unpatriotic for the gameplan to sidestep the issue as a way of addressing it. as far as 64 million #Americans are concerned Alejandro Villanueva shouldn't apologize. he's 💯 💯 💯 💯 percent correct: love of country above politics, flawed leaders & #football .
i have no plans of watching #NFL anytime soon. we are in the midst of a cultural war which has been brewing for at least 10-15yrs and escalated under #ObamaLegacy . every1 of us will have to take a stand. i'm at peace with my core beliefs system even when it meant losing lifelong friends over it. there are somethings worth standing for even when that spells being unpopular amongst 1s social swirl etc. 🙂🇺🇸 #TakeAStandNotAKnee