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(Dayton Daily News)   Tourist stabbed to death in Puerto Rico. The really scary part? Puerto Rico is on track to have 900 homicides this year, out of a population of less than 4 million. The really, really scary part? That's down 10% from last year   (daytondailynews.com) divider line 118
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2013-12-30 07:51:27 PM
Cut the cord, time for their Independence Day
 
2013-12-30 09:12:18 PM
Indian reservation level poverty.
 
2013-12-30 09:13:13 PM
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Wanted for questioning.
 
2013-12-30 09:28:41 PM
Isn't the fact that it's down 10% a good thing?
 
2013-12-30 09:36:25 PM
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2013-12-30 09:39:49 PM
Puerto Ricans have no sense of humor.
tell one he is illiterate, he tells you he knows damn well who his parents are.
/Happened to me.

Tell one he's short, he introduces you to his shorter wife, then beats the crap out of you.

Tell him a joke, and he stabs you because he's...
* put on sunglasses*
Puerto Rican.

Not to be confused with porto ricin, the san fransisco instant death.
 
2013-12-30 10:04:47 PM
So, it's like Atlanta with better food.
 
2013-12-30 10:13:30 PM
They're killing gringos down there!  Let them kidnap one good-looking blond and Obama'll declare martial law and we go round up the usual suspects.
 
2013-12-30 10:35:50 PM
Smoke on your pipe and put that in!
 
2013-12-30 10:36:01 PM
I am shocked that a 3rd world hellhole is a shiatty place to live.
 
2013-12-30 10:36:48 PM

jim32rr: Cut the cord, time for their Independence Day


Actually, they voted to become a state last time around.  The Democrat president, and the democrat controlled congress, with some help from Spanish hating republicans, were able to crush the peoples wishes, because corporations in Puerto Rico don't want to have to start paying the same wages and benefits to to Puerto Ricans, that they do in the states.  (Territories get special minimum wage laws)  An increase in wages, and federal money, that statehood would have brought would have probably gone a long way towards stabilizing Puerto Ricos economy, and bringing down their crime rate.  Too bad for them, that Obama and Harry Reid are perfectly willing to sell out their political ideology, when it comes between making lobbyist happy, and having to deal with the welfare of Latin people.
 
2013-12-30 10:38:06 PM
Still better than Detroit.
 
2013-12-30 10:42:58 PM

assjuice: I am shocked that a 3rd world hellhole is a shiatty place to live.


Like West Virginia?
 
2013-12-30 10:47:00 PM
The Purge-A-Rico
 
2013-12-30 10:47:17 PM

TheJoe03: assjuice: I am shocked that a 3rd world hellhole is a shiatty place to live.

Like West Virginia?


Can someone please print this and mail it to West Virginia so they know they've been insulted?
 
2013-12-30 10:49:16 PM
I've been out and about with the locals at night in SJ. It's good to have an English speaking native to keep you out of the bad areas. Otherwise, had a blast. Great people.
 
2013-12-30 10:49:45 PM

jtown: TheJoe03: assjuice: I am shocked that a 3rd world hellhole is a shiatty place to live.

Like West Virginia?

Can someone please print this and mail it to West Virginia so they know they've been insulted?


Why? Not like they could read it anyways.
 
2013-12-30 10:50:42 PM
900 homicides out of a population of 4,000,000? If my maths are correct, that's a rate of 22.5 per 100,000. About half of Detroit's rate.
 
2013-12-30 10:51:20 PM
Is that all?  That's one per 4444 people.  Baltimore had one per 2653, getting close to twice as much.  And they're going UP.

/glad I moved out of that hellhole
 
2013-12-30 10:53:42 PM
Puerto Muerta Rico!
 
2013-12-30 10:54:58 PM

Prey4reign: They're killing gringos down there!  Let them kidnap one good-looking blond and Obama'll declare martial law and we go round up the usual suspects.


[snarky] Why should they get martial law, like now in America?

/Next they'll want to become a state and get a decent minimum wage instead of shiat wages and 'ugly tourist' dollars
 
2013-12-30 10:55:48 PM

vudukungfu: Puerto Ricans have no sense of humor.
tell one he is illiterate, he tells you he knows damn well who his parents are.
/Happened to me.

Tell one he's short, he introduces you to his shorter wife, then beats the crap out of you.

Tell him a joke, and he stabs you because he's...
* put on sunglasses*
Puerto Rican.

Not to be confused with porto ricin, the san fransisco instant death.


Hey..hey..hey.I am Puerto Rican/Sicilian.
Which makes me to lazy to kill you.
 
2013-12-30 10:56:27 PM
I JUST returned from San Juan, PR, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

No, really, I am.  I ventured into the barrios.
 
2013-12-30 10:59:53 PM
Damn. I'm guessing this place votes Democrat a lot.
 
2013-12-30 11:00:38 PM
That's an amazing statistic given their gun control laws. What's more, it's not like Chicago where they can try to blame all of the surrounding regions for their violence problems, being an island and all.
 
2013-12-30 11:00:44 PM

CruiserTwelve: 900 homicides out of a population of 4,000,000? If my maths are correct, that's a rate of 22.5 per 100,000. About half of Detroit's rate.


True, but PR is an island, not just a city. Better comparison is San Juan, where most of murders are taking place. Figures I'm seeing put Detroit at 48, and San Juan at 53. So, pretty comparable.
 
2013-12-30 11:01:14 PM

Some Coke Drinking Guy: jim32rr: Cut the cord, time for their Independence Day

Actually, they voted to become a state last time around.  The Democrat president, and the democrat controlled congress, with some help from Spanish hating republicans, were able to crush the peoples wishes, because corporations in Puerto Rico don't want to have to start paying the same wages and benefits to to Puerto Ricans, that they do in the states.  (Territories get special minimum wage laws)  An increase in wages, and federal money, that statehood would have brought would have probably gone a long way towards stabilizing Puerto Ricos economy, and bringing down their crime rate.  Too bad for them, that Obama and Harry Reid are perfectly willing to sell out their political ideology, when it comes between making lobbyist happy, and having to deal with the welfare of Latin people.


What a shame.  It would be nice to have them added to the list of states we ridicule and debate about a Puerto Rico tag.
 
2013-12-30 11:02:37 PM

wxboy: Still better than Detroit.


Its funny you say that. In April or May I'm moving to Puerto Rico from Detroit.
 
2013-12-30 11:03:57 PM

lack of warmth: Some Coke Drinking Guy: jim32rr: Cut the cord, time for their Independence Day

Actually, they voted to become a state last time around.  The Democrat president, and the democrat controlled congress, with some help from Spanish hating republicans, were able to crush the peoples wishes, because corporations in Puerto Rico don't want to have to start paying the same wages and benefits to to Puerto Ricans, that they do in the states.  (Territories get special minimum wage laws)  An increase in wages, and federal money, that statehood would have brought would have probably gone a long way towards stabilizing Puerto Ricos economy, and bringing down their crime rate.  Too bad for them, that Obama and Harry Reid are perfectly willing to sell out their political ideology, when it comes between making lobbyist happy, and having to deal with the welfare of Latin people.

What a shame.  It would be nice to have them added to the list of states we ridicule and debate about a Puerto Rico tag.


Leaving PR a territory as opposed to including them as a state means that Detroit doesn't have any real competition in the murder rate stats.
 
2013-12-30 11:04:23 PM

CruiserTwelve: 900 homicides out of a population of 4,000,000? If my maths are correct, that's a rate of 22.5 per 100,000. About half of Detroit's rate.


Think about what you're saying.
 
2013-12-30 11:06:39 PM

baconbeard: CruiserTwelve: 900 homicides out of a population of 4,000,000? If my maths are correct, that's a rate of 22.5 per 100,000. About half of Detroit's rate.

Think about what you're saying.


Especially when you consider that the population of Detroit goes up by 50% during the day with commuters.  Detroit's statistic is exaggerated.
 
2013-12-30 11:08:24 PM
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Be careful Yenny!
 
2013-12-30 11:11:06 PM
The Carribean as a whole has a really high crime rate.  Dirty little secret.
 
2013-12-30 11:12:24 PM
How much of this is drug-related?
 
2013-12-30 11:13:15 PM
Want to have fun? Call a Peurto Rican a filthy Mexican.

/Make sure you got your running shoes on.
 
2013-12-30 11:16:56 PM
Juarez/El Paso laugh!!! born and raised in the EPT....

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2013-12-30 11:17:01 PM

wxboy: Still better than Detroit.


San Juan has a murder rate worse than Detroit's, better than New Orlean's.
 
2013-12-30 11:25:29 PM
I spent a few weeks in SJ and Caguas this year. The people I met were friendly and hard-working. Lots of poor people though. Crumbling infrastructure too. It's a sad situation.
 
2013-12-30 11:25:31 PM

SithLord: lack of warmth: Some Coke Drinking Guy: jim32rr: Cut the cord, time for their Independence Day

Actually, they voted to become a state last time around.  The Democrat president, and the democrat controlled congress, with some help from Spanish hating republicans, were able to crush the peoples wishes, because corporations in Puerto Rico don't want to have to start paying the same wages and benefits to to Puerto Ricans, that they do in the states.  (Territories get special minimum wage laws)  An increase in wages, and federal money, that statehood would have brought would have probably gone a long way towards stabilizing Puerto Ricos economy, and bringing down their crime rate.  Too bad for them, that Obama and Harry Reid are perfectly willing to sell out their political ideology, when it comes between making lobbyist happy, and having to deal with the welfare of Latin people.

What a shame.  It would be nice to have them added to the list of states we ridicule and debate about a Puerto Rico tag.

Leaving PR a territory as opposed to including them as a state means that Detroit doesn't have any real competition in the murder rate stats.


Right, and Detroit could use a break.
 
2013-12-30 11:26:21 PM
Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red pasteThe Carribean as a whole has a really high crime rate.  Dirty little secret.
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"You best start believin' in Dateline NBC Real Crime Mysteries, Miss Holloway... you're in one!"
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2013-12-30 11:26:45 PM

vudukungfu: Not to be confused with porto ricin, the san fransisco instant death.


You're thinking of Rice-a-roni.
 
2013-12-30 11:27:36 PM
What I don't get is how all the Mexicans got over to that island in the first place.
 
2013-12-30 11:31:50 PM

Bumblefark: CruiserTwelve: 900 homicides out of a population of 4,000,000? If my maths are correct, that's a rate of 22.5 per 100,000. About half of Detroit's rate.

True, but PR is an island, not just a city. Better comparison is San Juan, where most of murders are taking place. Figures I'm seeing put Detroit at 48, and San Juan at 53. So, pretty comparable.


How big of an island?
 
2013-12-30 11:34:40 PM
So, about twice as bad as Chicago.

Did they declare Puerto Rico a Gun free Zone?
 
2013-12-30 11:35:05 PM
Considering the number of Puerto Ricans in New York, im shocked there is still 4 million left on the island.
 
2013-12-30 11:35:06 PM

assjuice: I am shocked that a 3rd world hellhole US Territory is a shiatty place to live.


FTFY
 
2013-12-30 11:36:28 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: What I don't get is how all the Mexicans got over to that island in the first place.


Well in 'merca they are all mexican..

/that and they all swim vast expanses of water easily

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2013-12-30 11:39:08 PM
Puerto Rico CAN be dangerous, if you choose to ignore a few basic rules:

1) Unless you're with someone from the island or in a group, don't just go wandering around like some lost puppy.  Especially if you don't speak Spanish.  That's just stupid.
2) If someone tries to pull the old, "Pardon me, sir?  Can you please help me with [insert XYZ sad story here]?" and you can't immediately tell if it's legit (gunshot wound, carrying an unconcious person, holding their own bloody limbs and seeing the still dripping machinery that took them off), just say, "lo siento, no puedo ayudarle" and get the f*ck out of there.
3) Don't buy drugs from anyone down there.  Just don't do it.  They'll try and make the transaction happen in some dark little area, where "coincidentally" there may be a few unseemly looking fellows who will respectfully ask for your money.  And if you say no, they'll ask again... considerably less respectfully.
4) Lock everything up tight at night.  DUH.
5) If it's late at night and you want to stroll around, stick to the main road on Isla Verde, or the busy, touristy areas of Viejo San Juan.  If you must "explore", do so in the daytime.
6) Apparently, red lights serve only as a suggestion when it gets really late.  At least that's how it seems when I drive there.

Aside from the above, PR is an awesome island and a great vacation.  Cool people, beautiful people, delicious food, and just a very nice vibe overall.  Its super cheap to fly there now, and you can easily spend a few days just lounging on the beach during the day and gambling/dancing in the casinos at night.  I love it.
 
2013-12-30 11:49:31 PM

El Morro: Puerto Rico CAN be Juarez is dangerous, if you choose to ignore a few basic rules:

1) Unless you're with someone from the island or in a group, don't just go wandering around like some lost puppy.  Especially if you don't speak Spanish.  That's just stupid.
2) If someone tries to pull the old, "Pardon me, sir?  Can you please help me with [insert XYZ sad story here]?" and you can't immediately tell if it's legit (gunshot wound, carrying an unconcious person, holding their own bloody limbs and seeing the still dripping machinery that took them off), just say, "lo siento, no puedo ayudarle" and get the f*ck out of there.
3) Don't buy drugs from anyone down there.  Just don't do it.  They'll try and make the transaction happen in some dark little area, where "coincidentally" there may be a few unseemly looking fellows who will respectfully ask for your money.  And if you say no, they'll ask again... considerably less respectfully.
4) Lock everything up tight at night.  DUH.
5) If it's late at night and you want to stroll around, stick to the main road on Isla Verde, or the busy, touristy areas of Viejo San Juan.  If you must "explore", do so in the daytime.
6) Apparently, red lights serve only as a suggestion when it gets really late.  At least that's how it seems when I drive there.

Aside from the above, PR is an awesome island and a great vacation.  Cool people, beautiful people, delicious food, and just a very nice vibe overall.  Its super cheap to fly there now, and you can easily spend a few days just lounging on the beach during the day and gambling/dancing in the casinos at night.  I love it.


/FTFM
 
2013-12-30 11:50:24 PM
I had a conversation that spiraled around to why didn't we get Cuba and Puerto Rico onto a path towards statehood in the beginning, after the Spanish-American war. Islands full of brown Catholics and black people, the last thing WASP Americans wanted to make part of the country.
 
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