Trump Criticizes Inept Puerto Rican Officials, Legacy Media Pretends He's Attacking Puerto Ricans

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  • TurkeyMess reply I used my call center job today to talk someone into canceling their cable service. I'm in the belly of the beast taking it out from the inside!
  • [ – ] Thurisaz17 reply One must always read the entire article, if only to see if the author can consistently stick to their point or not. Typically the truth is buried in an article 1-3 paragraphs before the last. Sometimes in the last paragraph even. As much research as I do, and as many articles as I read, I would safely guess that this happens 97% of the time. It's lazy journalism, or creative depending on how you look at it. The only articles worth weighing are the ones who concisely carry a point from headline to comments section. Another benefit to reading entire articles is finding the bullet points to research to see how that particular story fits into the big picture as a puzzle piece. As far as Trump and racism, that story is dead. They killed it by overusing it. Now he could do racist shit openly and people would laugh at the Leftists. Well, maybe that's hyperbole. But yeah, we've established that Trump's no racist. It's just one of tge only straws they have left to cling to.
    • [ – ] Platypus67 parent reply Brilliantly spoken. You're on point with your evaluation; one of the problems with this is a lot of people are very lazy and don't read longer articles completely, not to speak of possible comments. There is a (sad) reason a notion like TL:DR (too long - don't read) exists...
      • [ – ] Thurisaz17 parent reply TL:DR is for people who are okay with being uninformed or misinformed. I'm not one of those people, and I wish more people would be like that.
        • Platypus67 parent reply Me neither, that's why i considered its existence to be sad; but it seems to be a 'sign of our time'.
  • [ – ] Cynical-Bastard reply The whole Puerto Rico shit is full of shit. People do not know what goes into the whole effort, and knows not what is happening on the ground. Such prevarication! (Styx, it's called "prevarication"... lies of omission...prevarication is another word for what they are doing, too.)
    • [ – ] Cynical-Bastard parent reply And wtf do people even expect? Trump to've sent aid BEFORE the hurricane hit? (That'd be quite dumb, methinks. They should be incorporated or say "let's be patient".) It takes days to get aid out to sea, at that distance. Fuck these people, all they can seem to contemplate is distance, but know not how to comprehend it!
      • [ – ] o_obilly parent reply tell me why Puerto Rico has been forced into debt in a unfair way compared to the other states.
        • [ – ] scaramanga parent reply In addition, puerto Rico is solely barred from bankruptcy protection [in comparison to states and other territories] due to pre war legislation. Why vidme can't i edit a post.
          • Platypus67 parent reply I miss this too; if i detect a mistake i made i always have to make another (edit:)-post... Or delete the comment completely and rewrite it. They should definitely give us the option to edit. And btw. i can't find a direct mail link to VidMe anymore; in the beginning we had this possibility, but it's gone - just like these icons of the channels we follow; i can't check if someone uploaded something new... (ios app).
        • [ – ] scaramanga parent reply PPN party desperation to halt emmigration from the island & to jumpstart the economy dropped territory taxes to near 0.
          • o_obilly parent reply you get a cookie ! https://web.archive.org/web/20170506062027/https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/05/business/dealbook/puerto-rico-debt.html In 1984, an unknown person added a provision to federal law explicitly barring Puerto Rico, as well as the District of Columbia, from taking shelter from creditors in Chapter 9. Almost no one paid attention until 30 years later, when Puerto Rico began to sound the alarm about a possible need for bankruptcy access, resulting in a fight that ultimately went to the United States Supreme Court, which ruled that Puerto Rico could not seek Chapter 9 bankruptcy access.
  • [ – ] brileevir reply Seems I'm one of the few people in the world who usually reads an article to the end when I first start. Has society become a de facto a preschool?
  • StolenMoment reply Puerto Rico is only a breeding ground for the East Coast latino poor. There is no Puerto Rician culture. No music, dance, fashion, cuisine, art, literature never originated there. In the war with Spain there was combat in Cuba and the Philippines, Puerto Rico was abandoned because there was nothing there to defend. All efforts to aid them will be stolen and squandered.
  • weiggie66 reply Two people can often read the same article and discern two different interpretations based on their preconceptions. Facts are always buried deep in the article because people are usually too busy to take in the facts. It's like briefing an executive on a project. They usually want an overview and some key issues to consider.
  • Merlynn reply Update: Apparently the blame's been shifted to the local teamster's union who are refusing to drive without a raise. That's right. Massive disaster,people without food and water,and they want a raise before they do anything about it.
  • Rolf_Mutzelburg reply I'm probably the umphteen-thousand-th person to say this, but, nice jacket. I've always wanted to own a proper leather jacket. Any recommendations; brand or seller?
  • G33kf4th3r reply Thanks for letting me know about this site Styx. I am loving its format and its app that allows me to do things I have to be a youtube red subscriber to get youtube's app to do the same. Hoping all my favorite toutubers come here.
  • [ – ] o_obilly reply Styx ever listen to Mark Blyth? probably wont admit it because then your whole schtick would come crashing down. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsbBTm40YVc&t=2730s
    • [ – ] G33kf4th3r parent reply Dude seriously you just seem to be shilling for someone. Not that it is a bad thing but when you are trying to use the oppinion of one person to try and discredit the opinion of someone else thats kinda lame. Say what you think and stop trying to use an authority figure to do it for you.
      • [ – ] o_obilly parent reply In 1984, an unknown person added a provision to federal law explicitly barring Puerto Rico, as well as the District of Columbia, from taking shelter from creditors in Chapter 9. Almost no one paid attention until 30 years later, when Puerto Rico began to sound the alarm about a possible need for bankruptcy access, resulting in a fight that ultimately went to the United States Supreme Court, which ruled that Puerto Rico could not seek Chapter 9 bankruptcy access. https://web.archive.org/web/20170506062027/https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/05/business/dealbook/puerto-rico-debt.html
        • MKenji parent reply Right now no states are allowed to file for bankruptcy protection, only cities and municipalities. Still further no one, "forced" Puerto Rico to take on debt in amounts that could not be paid back.
      • [ – ] o_obilly parent reply live with it or get and economics degree and lets debate.
        • [ – ] G33kf4th3r parent reply You realize that economics is just complex math and a hightened sense of pattern analysis. I don't need a degree to look at all the facts and come to a conclusion. That is what Styx does and he is, more often than not, correct.
          • [ – ] o_obilly parent reply translation : you dont know and take everyones word for it. lol
            • [ – ] SkogComplex parent reply That was not even clever. You're full of shit and you make that clear by starting with 'get an economics degree' nonsense. If you need a degree for that then maybe you need an English degree before you make sentences , and you need a logic degree before you can even argue a basic point. Econ is checkers. Don't pretend it's like physics.
              • [ – ] o_obilly parent reply Didint start with it sherlock. Nice fail at a metaphor. try again maybe.
                • [ – ] G33kf4th3r parent reply So your a troll. Ok, we are done.
                  • o_obilly parent reply Bank bailouts, auto bailouts, mortgage company bail outs. Bush43 in 2000, the debt stood at $5.629 trillion. 2008, the federal debt stood at $9.986 trillion. Obama: $9.986 trillion and escalated to $19.7 trillion. hehe USA IS Socialist. and it started with NAFTA GOP policy that forced jobs to die . They call it the rust belt for a reason. Remember Ross Perot? remember the "giant sucking sound"? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkgx1C_S6ls Thank Reagan and all Potus since
                  • o_obilly parent reply that was a better metaphor keep trying.
    • FunkyMunky parent reply Wow. What a pompous, pretentious douchebag you are
    • [ – ] Cynical-Bastard parent reply He doesn't comment thankfully unless it's something more important than dumb shilling bullcrap. Styx has eluded to the fact that he thinks Communists had "good intentions" but a faulty premise, and his main "schtick" is around the concept of centralization and it's negative effects in economies, at least, in reference to what you're talking about? Do you have any retort?
      • o_obilly parent reply nope..I've listened to his economics take and his bias. But bias is getting him clicks. As for economics, and history..they are cyclical. So to take a right wing stance (NOT Centrist as everything has moved right.) he is just spewing what he thinks is a fence walking strategy for 'likes'. Whats your opinion of Mark Blyth?
  • Tiaro18 reply Russian nazi bots.
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