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(The Hill)   Nearly half the US is unaware that Puerto Ricans can just hop on a plane and fly to the mainland to relocate like any other US citizen   ( thehill.com) divider line
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2017-09-26 12:15:35 PM  
They like Despacito.
 
2017-09-26 12:17:14 PM  
Nearly have?  That's terrible!
 
2017-09-26 12:17:40 PM  
The haves and the half nots?
 
2017-09-26 12:19:57 PM  
8 in 10 Americans who know Puerto Ricans are citizens support sending aid, while among those who do not know, 4 in 10 support sending aid.

Because fark them if they aren't citizens. Christ, people are farking awful
 
2017-09-26 12:22:15 PM  

abhorrent1: 8 in 10 Americans who know Puerto Ricans are citizens support sending aid, while among those who do not know, 4 in 10 support sending aid.

Because fark them if they aren't citizens. Christ, people are farking awful


This is from the same people who loved the PATRIOT ACT until they found out years later that it meant the government could spy on THEM, not just brown muslins overseas.
 
2017-09-26 12:22:53 PM  
Most Americans only know about Puerto Ricans from "West Side Story" and NYC, where they're treated like second class foreigners at best.
 
2017-09-26 12:23:03 PM  
Can we just move down there as well?
I guess it is kinda late on that thought.
 
2017-09-26 12:25:29 PM  

abhorrent1: 8 in 10 Americans who know Puerto Ricans are citizens support sending aid, while among those who do not know, 4 in 10 support sending aid.

Because fark them if they aren't citizens. Christ, people are farking awful


Don't get me started on the "only US citizens have rights" thing. It barbaric and beneath us.
 
2017-09-26 12:26:34 PM  

MrBallou: Most Americans only know about Puerto Ricans from "West Side Story" and NYC, where they're treated like second class foreigners at best.


I actually met one once! Seriously! He was like, a co-worker and everything!

/Had a NYC accent
//Dude cracked me up
 
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2017-09-26 12:31:54 PM  

MrBallou: Most Americans only know about Puerto Ricans from "West Side Story" and NYC, where they're treated like second class foreigners at best.


I learned about them from Sanford and Son. They like to bring goats into the house.
 
2017-09-26 12:33:12 PM  
You want to know another amazing fact?  None of them pay federal income tax!  Another reason why Trump is probably going, "fark 'em, those smart business people."
 
2017-09-26 12:39:24 PM  

MrBallou: Most Americans only know about Puerto Ricans from "West Side Story" and NYC, where they're treated like second class foreigners at best.


It's a lovely island.
 
2017-09-26 12:42:09 PM  
How are they going to do that with all of their personal documention and government records washed away?
 
2017-09-26 12:42:33 PM  
I grew up in Alaska and every now and again you'd find people who didn't realize that Alaska was one of the 50 United States.  They'd make some comment about needing a passport to fly into the lower 48 or "I'm sorry, we don't take foreign money".

Never underestimate the depth of ignorance some people have.
 
2017-09-26 12:44:25 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: Can we just move down there as well?
I guess it is kinda late on that thought.


There are some great real estate deals right now, if you don't mind a fixer-upper.
 
2017-09-26 12:56:50 PM  
Yeah, if they half the money to do it.  A lot of them don't half that.
 
2017-09-26 01:01:59 PM  

Ambivalence: I grew up in Alaska and every now and again you'd find people who didn't realize that Alaska was one of the 50 United States.  They'd make some comment about needing a passport to fly into the lower 48 or "I'm sorry, we don't take foreign money".

Never underestimate the depth of ignorance some people have.


I think I've told this story before but... I was a logistics PM for a large company and we needed to send 6 trailers of equipment to AK. 3 to Eielson AFB and 3 to Elmendorf.

Since we had time, we decided to drive them and save the half million dollars it would cost to charter a plane.  I spent 20 minutes arguing with the export person who handles that region trying to explain why we needed export documents to move the shipment in bond through Canada.

She couldn't understand why the trucks had to drive through Canada to get to Alaska because it was part of the US. I had to pull up a google map and show her.
 
2017-09-26 01:02:34 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: Can we just move down there as well?
I guess it is kinda late on that thought.


Yes. My uncle is actually intent on retiring there. Although I don't know if his plans have changed lately.
 
2017-09-26 01:08:20 PM  

dv-ous: Markoff_Cheney: Can we just move down there as well?
I guess it is kinda late on that thought.

Yes. My uncle is actually intent on retiring there. Although I don't know if his plans have changed lately.


Duly noted.  Makes me wonder why my grandparents retired to San Felipe, Mexico, but after a decade or so moved to Florida because the 'Mexican Dr.s were no good'.
 
2017-09-26 03:11:51 PM  
Nearly half the US is unaware that Puerto Ricans can just hop on a plane and fly to the mainland to relocate like any other US citizen

Dear God! Does the President know?
 
2017-09-26 03:13:01 PM  
Puerto Ricans can just show up at an airport and fly anywhere in the US for free ? Sweet deal. Sorry about your island being broomed flat though.
 
2017-09-26 03:13:19 PM  
Dammit. Now we need another wall. Waterproof. And how are they gonna pay for it with all that hurricane damage?

Meh. We'll figure it out.
 
2017-09-26 03:13:52 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: MrBallou: Most Americans only know about Puerto Ricans from "West Side Story" and NYC, where they're treated like second class foreigners at best.

I actually met one once! Seriously! He was like, a co-worker and everything!

/Had a NYC accent
//Dude cracked me up


What took the Nuyorican out of his natural habitat?
 
2017-09-26 03:13:55 PM  
Well first they need planes and fuel for those planes. It's extremely tough to get a flight out right now.
 
2017-09-26 03:14:13 PM  
When I was flying to San Juan from New York about ten years ago, as we were starting our descent, the flight attendant told us over the PA to have our passports ready for border control. She came back a couple of minutes later saying "Correction...." That must have been an embarrassment. First time on the route, presumably.
 
2017-09-26 03:14:24 PM  

WGJ: MrBallou: Most Americans only know about Puerto Ricans from "West Side Story" and NYC, where they're treated like second class foreigners at best.

I learned about them from Sanford and Son. They like to bring goats into the house.


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2017-09-26 03:14:28 PM  

HighOnCraic: MrBallou: Most Americans only know about Puerto Ricans from "West Side Story" and NYC, where they're treated like second class foreigners at best.

It's a lovely island.


Tahiti type typing detected.
 
2017-09-26 03:15:36 PM  
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2017-09-26 03:16:26 PM  
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PROGRESS!!!
 
2017-09-26 03:19:17 PM  
While 54 percent of Americans know that Puerto Ricans are citizens, 47 percent do not know that, according to the poll, which was first reported by The New York Times

Yeah, I am gonna have to question pretty much everything after this statement....
 
2017-09-26 03:19:18 PM  

abhorrent1: .Since we had time, we decided to drive them and save the half million dollars it would cost to charter a plane.  I spent 20 minutes arguing with the export person who handles that region trying to explain why we needed export documents to move the shipment in bond through Canada.


How does that work? Do they seal the truck and check the seal when you exit, or is it a full cargo check, but different paperwork and no import tax?

/interested in this kind of thing
 
2017-09-26 03:20:26 PM  

Ambivalence: I grew up in Alaska and every now and again you'd find people who didn't realize that Alaska was one of the 50 United States.  They'd make some comment about needing a passport to fly into the lower 48 or "I'm sorry, we don't take foreign money".

Never underestimate the depth of ignorance some people have.


I grew up in the Seattle area. When visiting relatives in Pennsyltucky they were convinced there were bears in the streets and Indians behind every bush out here.
 
2017-09-26 03:22:11 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: abhorrent1: 8 in 10 Americans who know Puerto Ricans are citizens support sending aid, while among those who do not know, 4 in 10 support sending aid.

Because fark them if they aren't citizens. Christ, people are farking awful

This is from the same people who loved the PATRIOT ACT until they found out years later that it meant the government could spy on THEM, not just brown muslins overseas.


Hell man they'll let you spy on the neighbors or pretty much anyone else, especially them crafty demonrats. They don't care as long as the government doesn't spy on them or their TEAhaddist compatriots.

I agree it is the same group of people who support that shiat law, and support two-scoops, et al.
 
2017-09-26 03:23:40 PM  

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That's not how it works, George. The average person is just as stupid as the average person. The right and left side of the bell curve are the outliers, and not a large percentage - certainly not half.

But I take his point ...
 
2017-09-26 03:24:20 PM  

One Bad Apple: Puerto Ricans can just show up at an airport and fly anywhere in the US for free ?


Yep. Some folks in Puerto Rico have mortgages and such, they are probably pale and they are in the minority.
The dark skinned PR folks can't wait to move North and buy guns. West Side Story without knives.
 
2017-09-26 03:25:02 PM  
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2017-09-26 03:25:25 PM  

MrBallou: Most Americans only know about Puerto Ricans from "West Side Story" and NYC, where they're treated like second class foreigners at best.


 I was in college in 2001 in Connecticut, taking a German class with a guy in his late 50s at the time. Successful doctor, brushing up on German for a trip with his wife. One day when we were practicing our vocabulary the 24 yr old professor asked him what he didn't like about his neighborhood and he answered "too many Puerto Ricans." Everyone in the room was completely stunned into silence and he had no idea that anyone was offended.
 
2017-09-26 03:28:20 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: While 54 percent of Americans know that Puerto Ricans are citizens, 47 percent do not know that, according to the poll, which was first reported by The New York Times

Yeah, I am gonna have to question pretty much everything after this statement....


Rounding works that way. Sometimes it doesn't add up to exactly 100%.
 
2017-09-26 03:30:13 PM  

blondambition: Ambivalence: I grew up in Alaska and every now and again you'd find people who didn't realize that Alaska was one of the 50 United States.  They'd make some comment about needing a passport to fly into the lower 48 or "I'm sorry, we don't take foreign money".

Never underestimate the depth of ignorance some people have.

I grew up in the Seattle area. When visiting relatives in Pennsyltucky they were convinced there were bears in the streets and Indians behind every bush out here.


They r not incorrect. When I visited Seattle I too saw a lot of Indians. I presume most relocated over there because of tech companies. Heck, the CEO of Microsoft is Indian. I bet most people don't know this.
 
2017-09-26 03:30:23 PM  

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2017-09-26 03:30:27 PM  

TelemonianAjax: MrBallou: Most Americans only know about Puerto Ricans from "West Side Story" and NYC, where they're treated like second class foreigners at best.

 I was in college in 2001 in Connecticut, taking a German class with a guy in his late 50s at the time. Successful doctor, brushing up on German for a trip with his wife. One day when we were practicing our vocabulary the 24 yr old professor asked him what he didn't like about his neighborhood and he answered "too many Puerto Ricans." Everyone in the room was completely stunned into silence and he had no idea that anyone was offended.


That's why there are so many racist assholes in this country. People are stunned. We need to learn speak up more often.
 
2017-09-26 03:34:00 PM  
I was wondering earlier if even the president was aware that Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory. I can totally see him trying to keep people from coming to the mainland.
 
2017-09-26 03:34:08 PM  
"While 54 percent of Americans know that Puerto Ricans are citizens, 47 percent do not know that..."

So 1% apply some sort of Schrödinger citizenship status to Puerto Ricans?
 
2017-09-26 03:35:10 PM  

blondambition: TelemonianAjax: MrBallou: Most Americans only know about Puerto Ricans from "West Side Story" and NYC, where they're treated like second class foreigners at best.

 I was in college in 2001 in Connecticut, taking a German class with a guy in his late 50s at the time. Successful doctor, brushing up on German for a trip with his wife. One day when we were practicing our vocabulary the 24 yr old professor asked him what he didn't like about his neighborhood and he answered "too many Puerto Ricans." Everyone in the room was completely stunned into silence and he had no idea that anyone was offended.

That's why there are so many racist assholes in this country. People are stunned. We need to learn speak up more often.


 When I was a kid the only black person I knew until I was 10 years old was Gordon on Sesame Street. It has taken me a while to wrap my head around this race stuff in America.
 
2017-09-26 03:36:34 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: blondambition: Ambivalence: I grew up in Alaska and every now and again you'd find people who didn't realize that Alaska was one of the 50 United States.  They'd make some comment about needing a passport to fly into the lower 48 or "I'm sorry, we don't take foreign money".

Never underestimate the depth of ignorance some people have.

I grew up in the Seattle area. When visiting relatives in Pennsyltucky they were convinced there were bears in the streets and Indians behind every bush out here.

They r not incorrect. When I visited Seattle I too saw a lot of Indians. I presume most relocated over there because of tech companies. Heck, the CEO of Microsoft is Indian. I bet most people don't know this.


That's true. But they rarely hide behind bushes any more.
 
2017-09-26 03:37:38 PM  

MrBallou: Most Americans only know about Puerto Ricans from "West Side Story" and NYC, where they're treated like second class foreigners at best.


Strangely tidy, colorful, great-dancing foreigners.
 
2017-09-26 03:43:12 PM  
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2017-09-26 03:44:43 PM  
Puerto Ricans are brown and Trump is a bigot.  Hence. the current situation.  Simple.
 
2017-09-26 03:44:44 PM  

BalugaJoe: They like Despacito.


I hate that song.

Seriously, it's everywhere.
 
2017-09-26 03:45:31 PM  

MrBallou: Most Americans only know about Puerto Ricans from "West Side Story" and NYC, where they're treated like second class foreigners at best.


Thanks a lot, Maria, you troublemaker.
 
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