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From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Puerto Ricans fleeing island’s troubles find an unlikely haven: Camden
Updated: OCTOBER 24, 2016 — 1:08 AM EDT

by Luis Ferré Sadurni, Staff Writer

… Brenda Moyet, 41, left Puerto Rico in November 2011 to escape a violent ex-husband. Moyet, along with her three children and current husband, Hector Aponte, lived in three New York City homeless shelters before settling in Camden [NJ] last November.

Aponte, 43, is diabetic, bipolar and schizophrenic, and puts his Supplemental Security Income toward the $800 rent of their East Camden home.

Their landlord recently put the house up for sale, plunging their housing situation into uncertainty. The family of five relies on $560 in food stamps and on food banks.

“Many undocumented immigrants think that because we are citizens of the United States everything is easier for us, but it’s not like that,” said Aponte.

Their limited knowledge of English was frustrating at first, Moyet and Aponte said, but other Spanish speakers in the East Camden community eased their assimilation.

And despite their precarious economic situation, Moyet said she prefers living in Camden because her children are better off.

“Education, health care, welfare – everything is better than in Puerto Rico,” said Moyet, who lived in public housing there.

Back in August, I wrote about how the Democrats were happy that Puerto Rico was falling apart because it helped them rig the Electoral College by inducing an exodus of Puerto Ricans to Florida, tipping that purple state blue.

From Buzzfeed:

As Florida Early Voting Begins, 99% More Latinos Have Already Voted Than In 2012

According to the Clinton campaign, 133,000 Latinos have already voted in Florida, a tight state where Latinos could be the difference for Clinton.

posted on Oct. 24, 2016, at 12:34 p.m.
Adrian Carrasquillo
BuzzFeed News Reporter

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is touting a substantial 99% increase in Latino voting in Florida compared to this point in 2012, with 133,000 Hispanics already casting their ballot in the state, as part of its major focus on getting its base to vote early in key swing states.

The campaign included the figure it called “unprecedented” in its latest field report Monday, as early voting begins in Florida, with the 133,000 votes comprising mail-in and absentee ballots.

In case you are wondering, the article does not explain how the Clinton campaign knows this.

 
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  1. We’re doomed.

    • Agree: 415 reasons
  2. If Camden is better than Puerto Rico, then I definitely won’t be taking that Carribean cruise me and the missus have been talking about.

    • LOL: TWS
    • Replies: @athEIst
    Puerto Rico is the showcase of the Caribbean, which says more about the rest of the Caribbean than about Puerto Rico.
    , @Neoconned
    There are very nice areas of Puerto Rico.

    The tourist areas have lots of cops keeping the addicts out.

    Your average PR doesn't live in those areas......
  3. ‘… Aponte, 43, is diabetic, bipolar and schizophrenic, and puts his Supplemental Security Income toward the $800 rent of their East Camden home…’

    This kind of guy lives in the Philadelphia area and hasn’t been on ‘Obscured American’-not possible.

    • LOL: Hibernian
    • Replies: @Stogumber
    I never heard about someone who is at the same time bipolar and schizophrenic. These two diagnoses were invented at an attempt to distinguish between different psychiatric illnesses.
  4. It is a pity they don’t offer English in schools in Puerto Rico.

  5. Not wanting a 43 year old diabetic bipolar schizophrenic man in our country is not who we are

    • Replies: @Laurelhurst
    He might yet learn to code!
    , @bored identity



    … Brenda Moyet, 41, left Puerto Rico in November 2011 to escape a violent ex-husband.

     

    Is there any way to shuttle Brenda's ex-hubby to Camden?

    I mean, there has to be some federal program that sponsors reunification with former marital partners who had been left behind, on the wrong side of the border?

    Does Soros know about this?
    , @bored identity
    Not to mention that Hector's tres hijastros will be, by not later then in year of 2026, just another three unwitting constituents in the army of compatriots petitioning the White House to, based on That's Not Who He Is, and That's Not Who We Were Supreme Court rulings, urgently rename Miranda Law to something more appropriate to the current century.
    , @Olorin
    C'mon, Ghost--dammit, It's The Current Year.

    There's trillion$ to be made converting the ills flesh is heir to into lucrative sources of medical cashectomy.

    Aponte is just doing the devolution work that Americans won't do.

    And if our lords and masters in the MSM and academe and the courts and insurance companies do their assigned work, it's just a matter of a couple years before he figures out he's also transgender and needs very expensive Reassignment Surgery. Paid for by Medicare, of course.

    , @Kyle
    It is who Puerto Rico, um.., are.
  6. Is Puerto Rico a part of Hillary’s proposed western hemisphere electric grid? Think of the investment opportunities and training to capitalize on the two-legged mobile assets. Now, if that works, Haiti could be next. It would only take a few trillion.

  7. Viva Puerto Rican independencia!

    • Agree: Barnard
  8. >Aponte, 43, is diabetic, bipolar and schizophrenic, and puts his Supplemental Security Income toward the $800 rent of their East Camden home.

    Their landlord recently put the house up for sale, plunging their housing situation into uncertainty. The family of five relies on $560 in food stamps and on food banks.<

    not bad for dinitdo nothing

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    Not bad at all. That $800+$560 per month works out to slightly more than the pre-tax federal minimum wage at 40 hours a week 52 weeks a year. Why work, if your standards are low enough?

    If you're getting that much for sitting on your behind convincing the world that you're "diabetic, bi-polar and schizophrenic" it's a huge bump in effort to work 40 hours a week to just break even with that (and I know many people both bi-polar and diabetic hold down jobs. Naturally suspicious just how "schizophrenic" he is when he's not trying to qualify for SSI).

    Why is "you get more of what you subsidize, less of what you tax" such a hard concept for people to understand when applied to human labor, when they understand it so readily when they're talking about "green energy subsidies" and "sin taxes?"

  9. Fled PR for Camden, New Jersey?

    That’s like fleeing Ferguson for East St. Louis.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Yeah, that's a real indictment of Puerto Rico.

    Camden might be the most depressing city in the Northeast. Striking level of poverty there.
    , @athEIst
    Ferguson for East St. Louis.
    Not really, Ferguson is still about 20% white(soon to be 0%). But East St. Louis has been 100% black for a long time.
    , @william munny
    It really is a shithole worse than this video can do justice to.

    I took my kids to the aquarium over the summer, which is very good and in the only safe area in town. It is near the battleship USS NJ. On the way back, which involves being on a local street for about a mile, we saw the police arresting one young man and holding a blue balloon in front of his face (drugs), and then a homeless man punch a woman in the face and push her in the street. My daughter said she preferred living where we do. It was like a poverty tour. My favorite was the pizza place that had a sign that said something like "Gino's Pizza", which was crossed out with spray paint and a replaced with "Rashan's Pizza."

    The city has a very bad PCP problem. A few years ago, a woman cut her child's head off while high on PCP, after child protective services was involved with the family. Child protective services now routinely remove children from families whenever they get an allegation of PCP use, and the judges approve it. The children move to foster homes in other parts of the state.
  10. @countenance
    Fled PR for Camden, New Jersey?

    That's like fleeing Ferguson for East St. Louis.

    Yeah, that’s a real indictment of Puerto Rico.

    Camden might be the most depressing city in the Northeast. Striking level of poverty there.

    • Replies: @newrouter
    >. Striking level of poverty there.<

    Please define "poverty" in the USA @ 2016? No tv or a/c?
    , @bomag

    most depressing city in the Northeast
     
    I recall it featured (Harpers?) as an example of what's wrong with America: no dedicated grocery store, just convenience stores, because evil capitalists won't open a store to serve such deserving people; politicians won't spend enough to fix it; etc.; blah blah blah.
  11. If I’m not mistaken, the Puerto Rican creep who beat little Etan Patz to death ended up in Camden after bravely fleeing NYC. One surmises that the killer’s friends and relatives in Camden knew what he had done many years ago but as good “Americans” chose to keep it to themselves until 2012, 33 years after the murder. Puerto Ricans really are the gift that keeps on giving. Old Woodrow Wilson really knew what he was doing.

  12. @Anonymous
    If Camden is better than Puerto Rico, then I definitely won't be taking that Carribean cruise me and the missus have been talking about.

    Puerto Rico is the showcase of the Caribbean, which says more about the rest of the Caribbean than about Puerto Rico.

    • Replies: @anon
    Its the demographics that kill the Caribbean. Haiti is the worst of the bunch.
  13. >Aponte, 43, is diabetic, bipolar and schizophrenic, and puts his Supplemental Security Income toward the $800 rent of their East Camden home.

    Their landlord recently put the house up for sale, plunging their housing situation into uncertainty. The family of five relies on $560 in food stamps and on food banks.<

    So, we should applaud folks who commit fraud on "the System" like Hillary Clinton?

  14. @Dave Pinsen
    Yeah, that's a real indictment of Puerto Rico.

    Camden might be the most depressing city in the Northeast. Striking level of poverty there.

    >. Striking level of poverty there.<

    Please define "poverty" in the USA @ 2016? No tv or a/c?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    "Please define "poverty" in the USA @ 2016? No tv or a/c?"

    Camden defines it pretty well-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD_DSYr7OyQ
    , @415 reasons
    No one not on welfare lives there
  15. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    “Latino voters are showing up in ‘unprecedented’ numbers in Florida early voting”

    http://www.businessinsider.com/latino-voters-break-records-early-voting-florida-hillary-clinton-2016-10

    ” Hillary Clinton’s campaign just got some very good news from Florida

    The Clinton campaign is reporting an “unprecedented” 133,000 Latinos have cast early ballots ahead of the November 8 election — a 99 percent increase in Latino voters compared to 2012, BuzzFeed News reported.”

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    "Latino" covers a lot of ground, as does "Florida." Cubans in Miami are "Latino," but so are Puerto Ricans in Orlando. And the Miami Cubans don't see eye-to-eye with the Tampa Cubans.
  16. Aponte, 43, is diabetic, bipolar and schizophrenic, and puts his Supplemental Security Income toward the $800 rent of their East Camden home.

    Their landlord recently put the house up for sale, plunging their housing situation into uncertainty. The family of five relies on $560 in food stamps and on food banks.

    Dysgenics on steroids.

  17. @countenance
    Fled PR for Camden, New Jersey?

    That's like fleeing Ferguson for East St. Louis.

    Ferguson for East St. Louis.
    Not really, Ferguson is still about 20% white(soon to be 0%). But East St. Louis has been 100% black for a long time.

  18. @Space Ghost
    Not wanting a 43 year old diabetic bipolar schizophrenic man in our country is not who we are

    He might yet learn to code!

    • Replies: @Neuday
    Then better to learn Hindi than English; he'll fit in better with other coders.
  19. @newrouter
    >. Striking level of poverty there.<

    Please define "poverty" in the USA @ 2016? No tv or a/c?

    “Please define “poverty” in the USA @ 2016? No tv or a/c?”

    Camden defines it pretty well-

    • Replies: @newrouter
    >Camden defines it pretty well<

    brought to you by the " ' Ford' Foundation". Enough said.
    , @Hippopotamusdrome


    “Please define “poverty” in the USA @ 2016? No tv or a/c?”

    Camden defines it pretty well-

     

    So poverty means you have to live near blacks?
    , @Anonymous
    Cop- Two weeks ago, three people were shot just down the road there, a few days ago someone was shot across the street there, yesterday, someone was shot right here in front of this store...

    Reporter jumps into car and slams door behind him. They drive off.
  20. The city is dominated by an old-time party boss, George Norcross III. Although he does not live in Camden, his critics contend that he decides who runs for office and who does not, who gets city and state contracts and which projects get funded. Tens of millions in state funds have been used for city projects, from an aquarium on the waterfront to a new law school to an expansion of the Cooper University Hospital and construction of a medical school. In 2002 the state approved a $175 million recovery package to save the city, but according to a yearlong investigation by the Philadelphia Inquirer, only 5 percent had been used to combat crime, improve schools, provide jobs or bolster municipal services. Those who oppose Norcross insist he has turned the poverty and despair of Camden into a business. His critics charge that the new medical school, for example, was approved because it was part of a back-room deal Governor Jon Corzine cut with Norcross in Corzine’s failed re-election bid. When I met with him, Norcross dismissed the allegations and defended his huge infrastructure projects as crucial to revitalizing the bleak downtown.

    https://www.thenation.com/article/city-ruins/

    Norcross has been a prominent political leader in New Jersey for over 25 years, since he became chairman of the Camden County Democratic Committee in 1989, a position he held until 1993. For many years, he has been named one of the most powerful non-elected political figures in New Jersey by the website PolitickerNJ.com.[2][3] In 2014,[4] 2015[5] and 2016[6] he was named the second most powerful person in New Jersey after Governor Chris Christie by NJBiz.com. He is a member of the Democratic National Committee.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Norcross

    In this bit, George Norcross III, one of the new owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com, calls Bill Ross on his cell phone and asks him to put out a press release.

    http://www.phillymag.com/articles/george-norcross-man-destroyed-democracy/

    8:23 p.m. Correction: A previous version of this post said that George Norcross controls the endorsement process at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Norcross spokesman Dan Fee said he does not have control of or oversight over the editorial board.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2014/02/04/never-heard-of-george-norcross-heres-why-you-need-to/

    • Replies: @FKA Max
    This Norcross guy is a force of nature:

    Norcrossing the Delaware: How South Jersey’s Political Boss Is Making His Move on Philly

    He’s already conquered New Jersey. Now George Norcross is invading Philadelphia — and the city’s power crowd is too scared to talk about it.

    http://www.phillymag.com/citified/2016/05/01/george-norcross-philadelphia-politics/
  21. I suggest a new standard for poverty. Half of the Plymouth Pilgrims died during the first winter. If more than half your family survives the winter you are not poor.

  22. I know a talented-tenth Puerto Rican with a relatively-high degree of white admixture. She works in the health field. She struggled to get a degree from a community college, but eventually passed. Her English is excellent, and her work ethic is good. She is childless in her mid-30s.

    Neither nature nor age has been kind to her. Her figure can be described charitably as “pancake-like” – unusual for a Puerto Rican – and her hair has prominent streaks of gray. (Her mother, who dyes her hair, easily could be her sister.) She dated a guy old enough to be her father for a few months, dumped him, and then spent years pining after him.

    She has advised me that dying in the ambulance on the way to another hospital would be preferable to being taken to the hospital where she works part-time. (Her boyfriend recently got hired there.)

    The boyfriend – also Puerto Rican – is in his late 20s. She met him in nursing school – she started giving him rides and helping him cheat, and he became her boyfriend, even though she is, in his words, “butt-ugly.” He frequently insults her and has asked her not to make eye contact with him during bouts of intimacy. He’s a wannabe thug who has openly admitted to pursuing relations with other women on the side. Also, he’s 5’4″ and has expressed a desire to have height-increasing surgery.

    Her sister has three kids. Some years ago, the sister stole the nurse’s identity, took out several credit cards in the nurse’s name, and went on a buying spree. This created something of a rift in the family, as you can imagine.

    One of the sister’s kids is now attending school on the mainland.

    • Replies: @unadorned
    And you say she is one of the talented tenth?
  23. • Replies: @Kyle
    Bullshit
  24. @Anonymous
    "Latino voters are showing up in 'unprecedented' numbers in Florida early voting"

    http://www.businessinsider.com/latino-voters-break-records-early-voting-florida-hillary-clinton-2016-10

    " Hillary Clinton's campaign just got some very good news from Florida

    The Clinton campaign is reporting an "unprecedented" 133,000 Latinos have cast early ballots ahead of the November 8 election — a 99 percent increase in Latino voters compared to 2012, BuzzFeed News reported."

    “Latino” covers a lot of ground, as does “Florida.” Cubans in Miami are “Latino,” but so are Puerto Ricans in Orlando. And the Miami Cubans don’t see eye-to-eye with the Tampa Cubans.

  25. @Anonymous
    "Please define "poverty" in the USA @ 2016? No tv or a/c?"

    Camden defines it pretty well-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD_DSYr7OyQ

    >Camden defines it pretty well<

    brought to you by the " ' Ford' Foundation". Enough said.

    • Replies: @FKA Max
    What really bothers me is the inner-city, bleeding-heart, Catholic priest in the video.

    This was due entirely to the influence of the Catholic hierarchy on politics. The now Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI denounced the policy to make birth control affordable during his visit at that time. So the churches right wing makes sure the poor non-White Catholics have more children than they can care for, and the church’s Left wing keeps them in the pews through its social gospel discourse and demands that wealthy responsible White People submit to invasion by their parishioners. Just to reemphasize, the Left and Right wings of the Church are not opposing social forces, they are merely the right hand and left hand of the same dysgenic system.
    [...]
    What would America look like with a Catholic social policy?
    [...]
    The Brazilification of America would already be complete.
     
    - http://www.counter-currents.com/2015/10/white-nationalists-need-planned-parenthood-not-the-pope/


    The Ford Foundation has been on the forefront of population control worldwide for decades, and has been doing great work, in my opinion:
    How Foundations Got the U.S. Government Invested in International Population Control

    https://histphil.org/2016/06/24/how-foundations-got-the-u-s-government-invested-in-international-population-control/

    https://c-fam.org/white_paper/ford-foundation-founder-of-modern-population-control/


    Every Sperm is Sacred - Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUspLVStPbk
  26. Steve,

    I’m a little fascinated by your closing comment about the source of the FL voting increases. Is this info not public? What are you suggesting?

    • Replies: @Another Canadian
    Here is what is happening:

    Puerto Ricans apply for Florida absentee ballots using a Florida address, e. g. Pepito's place in Orlando.

    Hillary's minions in Puerto Rico help the Puerto Ricans submit the ballot so they know how many of these ballots have been cast with their assistance. They don't know how many other Florida ballots have been cast from Puerto Rico independently.

    The mother lode is if someone can organize the estimated 1 million Canadians with US citizenship to vote in Florida. Most of them don't even know they can vote.

  27. @Dave Pinsen
    Yeah, that's a real indictment of Puerto Rico.

    Camden might be the most depressing city in the Northeast. Striking level of poverty there.

    most depressing city in the Northeast

    I recall it featured (Harpers?) as an example of what’s wrong with America: no dedicated grocery store, just convenience stores, because evil capitalists won’t open a store to serve such deserving people; politicians won’t spend enough to fix it; etc.; blah blah blah.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    Keep in mind that the whole "food desert" thing is just a grant money scam. The situation isn't that dire. If you bring Camden up on Google maps and search for grocery stores nearby, there are numerous options. Just over the river in PA there's a Walmart Super Center that's a 12-20 minute drive depending on traffic.

    I don't have a supermarket any closer than that, either, but I don't count that as a hardship.
    , @lavoisier
    Difficult to keep a thriving grocery store chain in a predominantly black neighborhood. The customers steal a lot and you often have employees that do the same. That is why Jewel left the south side of Chicago.

    Is it a race thing? It sure is.
    , @TWS
    Nearest supermarket is a three hour round trip not counting shopping. I still manage to find food.
  28. and effin’ (((Brian Williams)))

    • Replies: @Ivy
    Disgraced newscaster Brian Williams was raised Catholic.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Williams
  29. @Space Ghost
    Not wanting a 43 year old diabetic bipolar schizophrenic man in our country is not who we are

    … Brenda Moyet, 41, left Puerto Rico in November 2011 to escape a violent ex-husband.

    Is there any way to shuttle Brenda’s ex-hubby to Camden?

    I mean, there has to be some federal program that sponsors reunification with former marital partners who had been left behind, on the wrong side of the border?

    Does Soros know about this?

    • Replies: @Triumph104
    Brenda sure knows how to pick them. She sounds like one of Linh Dinh's obscured Americans.

    I nearly lost it when she praised Camden's education system. The people in Puerto Rico must be feral.
    , @CJ
    Her allegedly abusive ex-husband doesn't need to cross any borders to get to New Jersey. He just needs a plane ticket to NYC and a bus to Camden.
  30. Well it is true that policymakers have been discussing repopulating rundown parts of the United States with immigrants. The idea has been floated to do so with Detroit.

  31. @bored identity



    … Brenda Moyet, 41, left Puerto Rico in November 2011 to escape a violent ex-husband.

     

    Is there any way to shuttle Brenda's ex-hubby to Camden?

    I mean, there has to be some federal program that sponsors reunification with former marital partners who had been left behind, on the wrong side of the border?

    Does Soros know about this?

    Brenda sure knows how to pick them. She sounds like one of Linh Dinh’s obscured Americans.

    I nearly lost it when she praised Camden’s education system. The people in Puerto Rico must be feral.

    • Replies: @bored identity
    They are not so backward as you think.

    UN statistics shows that only in San Juan there are more food banks than in whole Switzerland .

    Accordingly, Sutton's Law shows how Hector Aponte still has time to unleash his greatest potential :



    "Why did you rob the food bank ?

    "Because that's where the .....oh,mierda."

     

  32. @newrouter
    >Aponte, 43, is diabetic, bipolar and schizophrenic, and puts his Supplemental Security Income toward the $800 rent of their East Camden home.

    Their landlord recently put the house up for sale, plunging their housing situation into uncertainty. The family of five relies on $560 in food stamps and on food banks.<

    not bad for dinitdo nothing

    Not bad at all. That $800+$560 per month works out to slightly more than the pre-tax federal minimum wage at 40 hours a week 52 weeks a year. Why work, if your standards are low enough?

    If you’re getting that much for sitting on your behind convincing the world that you’re “diabetic, bi-polar and schizophrenic” it’s a huge bump in effort to work 40 hours a week to just break even with that (and I know many people both bi-polar and diabetic hold down jobs. Naturally suspicious just how “schizophrenic” he is when he’s not trying to qualify for SSI).

    Why is “you get more of what you subsidize, less of what you tax” such a hard concept for people to understand when applied to human labor, when they understand it so readily when they’re talking about “green energy subsidies” and “sin taxes?”

    • Replies: @bomag

    Naturally suspicious just how “schizophrenic” he is when he’s not trying to qualify for SSI
     
    This, and everything else. It is remarkable how astute people become when it is time to max out the Earned Income Credit or qualify for the other goodies. Now, with smartphones, people are harvesting the World by moving around and exploiting the arbitrage between their homeland, where economics doesn't work, and the naive West.
    , @Anonymous
    Not a good idea to employ 'real' bipolar people in any capacity.
    The common or garden depressive is likely only to harm himself, but bi-polars are a whole different kettle of fish.
    , @Triumph104
    I know many people both bi-polar and diabetic hold down jobs.

    This reminded me of the bipolar Boston College chemistry professor who wrote this about one of his colleagues:

    (He's) “ruthless, vicious, manipulative, intimidating, vindictive, deceptive, subversive, mean-spirited, insincere, two-faced, hot-headed, excessively self-promoting, predatory, an extreme aggressor, scientifically narrow-minded, derogatory, polarizing, intrusive, obnoxious, overbearing, over-controlling, power-hungry, resource-plundering, underhanded, dictatorial, vitriolic, conniving, profane, Machiavellian, and disruptive.”

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/07/17/bcprof/hWotHxIaEuhqaIf8em96yL/story.html
  33. @bomag

    most depressing city in the Northeast
     
    I recall it featured (Harpers?) as an example of what's wrong with America: no dedicated grocery store, just convenience stores, because evil capitalists won't open a store to serve such deserving people; politicians won't spend enough to fix it; etc.; blah blah blah.

    Keep in mind that the whole “food desert” thing is just a grant money scam. The situation isn’t that dire. If you bring Camden up on Google maps and search for grocery stores nearby, there are numerous options. Just over the river in PA there’s a Walmart Super Center that’s a 12-20 minute drive depending on traffic.

    I don’t have a supermarket any closer than that, either, but I don’t count that as a hardship.

    • Replies: @Triumph104
    The "food desert" scam was created by corporations eager to increase their market share, think Wells Fargo. They found out that compared to whites, "Blacks tend to spend more on electronics, utilities, groceries, footwear. They spend a lot less on new cars, alcohol, entertainment, health care, and pensions." LINK

    This corporate ruse eventually led to many states allowing food stamps/EBT cards to be used at fast food places and convenience stores. There is massive food stamp fraud at fruit and vegetable stands, especially the ones at flea markets and swap meets. LINK But hey, that leaves more disposable cash for booze, entertainment, and hair weave.

    Since blacks spend too much on utilities (due to nonpayment and reconnection costs), there is even a push to tie utility payments to income. LINK
  34. Puerto Ricans, having seen what happens when their government goes bankrupt, might not all be like the parasite couple who came to Camden or at least one can hope. They are fleeing Puerto Rico because there is no work and the taxes are oppressive.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    The parasite couple left PR in 2011--several years before the island's financial troubles...
  35. @bored identity



    … Brenda Moyet, 41, left Puerto Rico in November 2011 to escape a violent ex-husband.

     

    Is there any way to shuttle Brenda's ex-hubby to Camden?

    I mean, there has to be some federal program that sponsors reunification with former marital partners who had been left behind, on the wrong side of the border?

    Does Soros know about this?

    Her allegedly abusive ex-husband doesn’t need to cross any borders to get to New Jersey. He just needs a plane ticket to NYC and a bus to Camden.

    • Replies: @bored identity
    Please explain that to Soros - he already got him a coach:


    Phone: +1-212-548-0600
  36. I have a liberal (white American) acquaintance living in Puerto Rico right now. We chatted a couple months back and it was a typical conversation with a liberal.

    He criticized (inaccurately) some parts of the doctrine under which the U.S. governs Puerto Rico as “the language is something like, brown people are unable to understand anglo saxon concepts of governance and should therefore be ruled over for their benefit.”

    Then, later we were talking about status quo vs. independence vs. statehood and he said “Since 2008 when the bubble popped … self rule has become a hard sell.”

    Always snarky, I reply “So … the brown people don’t want to rule themselves?”

    Him: “Oh they do, but they have a culture of tight family groups which leads to nepotism, which is not a great way to run a government.”

    Me: “If only they understood Anglo-Saxon concepts of governance….”

    Needless to say, even though all I was doing was reflecting his own words back at him, that wasn’t a big hit with him.

    • LOL: bomag
  37. @newrouter
    >. Striking level of poverty there.<

    Please define "poverty" in the USA @ 2016? No tv or a/c?

    No one not on welfare lives there

  38. Congrats to Donald Trump for his part in raising previously anaemic Hispanic voting rates. He’s been God’s greatest gift to the Democrat party.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    I too totally believe the latest media meme that they've cooked up to try and push out as established fact.

    Can you even believe that the election was over last week? The media said so!
    , @Amasius
    I know. Shame on him for standing up for his people (sort of, in code) against an immigration onslaught, the bastard. I mean, fighting back... who does that?
    , @Bernie
    I hear Trump has a plan to flood India and Pakistan with blacks and Hispanics ...
    , @Questionator
    You should be ashamed of yourself. You are a man without honor.
    , @Eric Novak
    Congratulate him as well for bringing the black GOP vote to levels last attained in the 1960 election.
  39. @Ali Choudhury
    Congrats to Donald Trump for his part in raising previously anaemic Hispanic voting rates. He's been God's greatest gift to the Democrat party.

    I too totally believe the latest media meme that they’ve cooked up to try and push out as established fact.

    Can you even believe that the election was over last week? The media said so!

  40. @CJ
    Her allegedly abusive ex-husband doesn't need to cross any borders to get to New Jersey. He just needs a plane ticket to NYC and a bus to Camden.

    Please explain that to Soros – he already got him a coach:

    Phone: +1-212-548-0600

  41. @FKA Max

    The city is dominated by an old-time party boss, George Norcross III. Although he does not live in Camden, his critics contend that he decides who runs for office and who does not, who gets city and state contracts and which projects get funded. Tens of millions in state funds have been used for city projects, from an aquarium on the waterfront to a new law school to an expansion of the Cooper University Hospital and construction of a medical school. In 2002 the state approved a $175 million recovery package to save the city, but according to a yearlong investigation by the Philadelphia Inquirer, only 5 percent had been used to combat crime, improve schools, provide jobs or bolster municipal services. Those who oppose Norcross insist he has turned the poverty and despair of Camden into a business. His critics charge that the new medical school, for example, was approved because it was part of a back-room deal Governor Jon Corzine cut with Norcross in Corzine’s failed re-election bid. When I met with him, Norcross dismissed the allegations and defended his huge infrastructure projects as crucial to revitalizing the bleak downtown.
     
    - https://www.thenation.com/article/city-ruins/


    Norcross has been a prominent political leader in New Jersey for over 25 years, since he became chairman of the Camden County Democratic Committee in 1989, a position he held until 1993. For many years, he has been named one of the most powerful non-elected political figures in New Jersey by the website PolitickerNJ.com.[2][3] In 2014,[4] 2015[5] and 2016[6] he was named the second most powerful person in New Jersey after Governor Chris Christie by NJBiz.com. He is a member of the Democratic National Committee.
     
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Norcross

    In this bit, George Norcross III, one of the new owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com, calls Bill Ross on his cell phone and asks him to put out a press release.
     
    - http://www.phillymag.com/articles/george-norcross-man-destroyed-democracy/

    8:23 p.m. Correction: A previous version of this post said that George Norcross controls the endorsement process at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Norcross spokesman Dan Fee said he does not have control of or oversight over the editorial board.
     
    - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2014/02/04/never-heard-of-george-norcross-heres-why-you-need-to/

    This Norcross guy is a force of nature:

    Norcrossing the Delaware: How South Jersey’s Political Boss Is Making His Move on Philly

    He’s already conquered New Jersey. Now George Norcross is invading Philadelphia — and the city’s power crowd is too scared to talk about it.

    http://www.phillymag.com/citified/2016/05/01/george-norcross-philadelphia-politics/

    • Replies: @william munny
    Norcross is like an old time political boss, who has never been elected to any position. There are a few in NJ, where there is a huge political and cultural difference between the north and south, but he is the most influential. He basically controls the southern part of the state, and routinely plays kingmaker. He is a Democrat, but occasionally allies with Christie and other Republicans to outmaneuver Democrat rivals who are rising in power.

    Because of the south Jersey connection (Atlantic City), Norcross is close to Trump. He attended his last wedding, visited him at Mar-a-lago, and Ivanka donated to his brother's congressional campaign. Trump filed his libel suit against Tim O'Brien in Camden County, despite the tenuous connection to a book written in NY by a north Jersey guy. Trump was represented by Norcross's attorney. Norcross was previously caught on tape bragging about how he controlled the appointment of judges in Camden.
  42. @Anonymous
    "Please define "poverty" in the USA @ 2016? No tv or a/c?"

    Camden defines it pretty well-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD_DSYr7OyQ

    “Please define “poverty” in the USA @ 2016? No tv or a/c?”

    Camden defines it pretty well-

    So poverty means you have to live near blacks?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    In most cases. WVa. is an exception.
  43. @Ali Choudhury
    Congrats to Donald Trump for his part in raising previously anaemic Hispanic voting rates. He's been God's greatest gift to the Democrat party.

    I know. Shame on him for standing up for his people (sort of, in code) against an immigration onslaught, the bastard. I mean, fighting back… who does that?

    • Agree: Questionator
  44. @FKA Max
    This Norcross guy is a force of nature:

    Norcrossing the Delaware: How South Jersey’s Political Boss Is Making His Move on Philly

    He’s already conquered New Jersey. Now George Norcross is invading Philadelphia — and the city’s power crowd is too scared to talk about it.

    http://www.phillymag.com/citified/2016/05/01/george-norcross-philadelphia-politics/

    Norcross is like an old time political boss, who has never been elected to any position. There are a few in NJ, where there is a huge political and cultural difference between the north and south, but he is the most influential. He basically controls the southern part of the state, and routinely plays kingmaker. He is a Democrat, but occasionally allies with Christie and other Republicans to outmaneuver Democrat rivals who are rising in power.

    Because of the south Jersey connection (Atlantic City), Norcross is close to Trump. He attended his last wedding, visited him at Mar-a-lago, and Ivanka donated to his brother’s congressional campaign. Trump filed his libel suit against Tim O’Brien in Camden County, despite the tenuous connection to a book written in NY by a north Jersey guy. Trump was represented by Norcross’s attorney. Norcross was previously caught on tape bragging about how he controlled the appointment of judges in Camden.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    Norcross sounds like a typical machine political boss prominent pretty much everywhere urban in the US, perhaps a bit more notorious than most. The key to these machines is that the boss is unelected, thus retaining power and influence unaffected by the vicissitudes of the electorate.
  45. @countenance
    Fled PR for Camden, New Jersey?

    That's like fleeing Ferguson for East St. Louis.

    It really is a shithole worse than this video can do justice to.

    I took my kids to the aquarium over the summer, which is very good and in the only safe area in town. It is near the battleship USS NJ. On the way back, which involves being on a local street for about a mile, we saw the police arresting one young man and holding a blue balloon in front of his face (drugs), and then a homeless man punch a woman in the face and push her in the street. My daughter said she preferred living where we do. It was like a poverty tour. My favorite was the pizza place that had a sign that said something like “Gino’s Pizza”, which was crossed out with spray paint and a replaced with “Rashan’s Pizza.”

    The city has a very bad PCP problem. A few years ago, a woman cut her child’s head off while high on PCP, after child protective services was involved with the family. Child protective services now routinely remove children from families whenever they get an allegation of PCP use, and the judges approve it. The children move to foster homes in other parts of the state.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
    I have the odd and unenviable occasion to visit downtown Camden and it is another circle of hell below whatever hood you've seen. In most places there aren't even street signs, which are stolen as soon as they are erected in the hopes that occasional visitors will get lost and become easy prey.
  46. @Questionator
    Steve,

    I'm a little fascinated by your closing comment about the source of the FL voting increases. Is this info not public? What are you suggesting?

    Here is what is happening:

    Puerto Ricans apply for Florida absentee ballots using a Florida address, e. g. Pepito’s place in Orlando.

    Hillary’s minions in Puerto Rico help the Puerto Ricans submit the ballot so they know how many of these ballots have been cast with their assistance. They don’t know how many other Florida ballots have been cast from Puerto Rico independently.

    The mother lode is if someone can organize the estimated 1 million Canadians with US citizenship to vote in Florida. Most of them don’t even know they can vote.

  47. @Cloudbuster
    Not bad at all. That $800+$560 per month works out to slightly more than the pre-tax federal minimum wage at 40 hours a week 52 weeks a year. Why work, if your standards are low enough?

    If you're getting that much for sitting on your behind convincing the world that you're "diabetic, bi-polar and schizophrenic" it's a huge bump in effort to work 40 hours a week to just break even with that (and I know many people both bi-polar and diabetic hold down jobs. Naturally suspicious just how "schizophrenic" he is when he's not trying to qualify for SSI).

    Why is "you get more of what you subsidize, less of what you tax" such a hard concept for people to understand when applied to human labor, when they understand it so readily when they're talking about "green energy subsidies" and "sin taxes?"

    Naturally suspicious just how “schizophrenic” he is when he’s not trying to qualify for SSI

    This, and everything else. It is remarkable how astute people become when it is time to max out the Earned Income Credit or qualify for the other goodies. Now, with smartphones, people are harvesting the World by moving around and exploiting the arbitrage between their homeland, where economics doesn’t work, and the naive West.

  48. In case you are wondering, the article does not explain how the Clinton campaign knows this.

    VoteBuilder is a software package that the Democrats use for this kind of stuff. NGP VAN puts it out. https://www.ngpvan.com/about

  49. @Cloudbuster
    Not bad at all. That $800+$560 per month works out to slightly more than the pre-tax federal minimum wage at 40 hours a week 52 weeks a year. Why work, if your standards are low enough?

    If you're getting that much for sitting on your behind convincing the world that you're "diabetic, bi-polar and schizophrenic" it's a huge bump in effort to work 40 hours a week to just break even with that (and I know many people both bi-polar and diabetic hold down jobs. Naturally suspicious just how "schizophrenic" he is when he's not trying to qualify for SSI).

    Why is "you get more of what you subsidize, less of what you tax" such a hard concept for people to understand when applied to human labor, when they understand it so readily when they're talking about "green energy subsidies" and "sin taxes?"

    Not a good idea to employ ‘real’ bipolar people in any capacity.
    The common or garden depressive is likely only to harm himself, but bi-polars are a whole different kettle of fish.

    • Replies: @Ivy
    Applying the DSM-V to Congress and the media to get doctor diagnoses would shock the populace. To a casual observer, there appear to be no shortage of bi-polar, sociopathic and other questionables (the DC PC-sanitized analog of Deplorables?). Did we really get the elected officials that we deserve? Someone had a thumb on the voting booth scale.
  50. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    And the cause of this criminal behavior, this lack of infrastructure, this wreck of a city is….poverty.

    But isn’t poverty just another word for the wrecked, criminally-disorderd infrastructure? A descriptor?

    So unless NBC is arguing that poverty causes itself….but I thought that only God could cause it/him/herself? The Unmoved Mover, The First Cause.

    If “nothing comes from nothing” and poverty is the dearth of the something that makes life civilized and worth living, then poverty is not a something that can cause anything at all. It is, by definition, the absence of thingness and so cannot act upon things.

    So NBC (and the Irish priest (who should know better) and Robert Kennedy) is/are guilty of a bit of Sophism here in trying to attribute the cause of change and events in the material world to an Idea whose very essence connotes lack of substantiality.

    “Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact or existence? No. Commit it then to the flames for it can contain nothing but Sophistry and Illusion” Hume

  51. @Laurelhurst
    He might yet learn to code!

    Then better to learn Hindi than English; he’ll fit in better with other coders.

  52. In Florida voter registration includes race/ethnicity per VRA. State releases stats daily on numbers of absentee or early vote applications by party sex race and maybe age. No mystery. Of course , can’t tell yet who they vote for

  53. @unit472
    Puerto Ricans, having seen what happens when their government goes bankrupt, might not all be like the parasite couple who came to Camden or at least one can hope. They are fleeing Puerto Rico because there is no work and the taxes are oppressive.

    The parasite couple left PR in 2011–several years before the island’s financial troubles…

  54. Most depressing thing I’ve ever read on iSteve.

  55. Morrissey says a fair amount of annoying things and he’s a leftist in terms of how he wants society structured, but one reason I appreciate him is that his is a nationalist who wants these things in the context of a truly British society. I was happy to read his comments on Brexit and even the reference to his alleged comments on immigration – even if he didn’t say those exact words, he has repeatedly voiced his apprehensions about immigration in his music:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/news/morrissey-brexit-was-magnificent/

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    Good on Moz! Thanks for the share. I always suspected that "The National Front Disco" was an expression of his true feelings.
  56. @Anonymous
    If Camden is better than Puerto Rico, then I definitely won't be taking that Carribean cruise me and the missus have been talking about.

    There are very nice areas of Puerto Rico.

    The tourist areas have lots of cops keeping the addicts out.

    Your average PR doesn’t live in those areas……

  57. @Triumph104
    Brenda sure knows how to pick them. She sounds like one of Linh Dinh's obscured Americans.

    I nearly lost it when she praised Camden's education system. The people in Puerto Rico must be feral.

    They are not so backward as you think.

    UN statistics shows that only in San Juan there are more food banks than in whole Switzerland .

    Accordingly, Sutton’s Law shows how Hector Aponte still has time to unleash his greatest potential :

    “Why did you rob the food bank ?

    “Because that’s where the …..oh,mierda.”

  58. @william munny
    Norcross is like an old time political boss, who has never been elected to any position. There are a few in NJ, where there is a huge political and cultural difference between the north and south, but he is the most influential. He basically controls the southern part of the state, and routinely plays kingmaker. He is a Democrat, but occasionally allies with Christie and other Republicans to outmaneuver Democrat rivals who are rising in power.

    Because of the south Jersey connection (Atlantic City), Norcross is close to Trump. He attended his last wedding, visited him at Mar-a-lago, and Ivanka donated to his brother's congressional campaign. Trump filed his libel suit against Tim O'Brien in Camden County, despite the tenuous connection to a book written in NY by a north Jersey guy. Trump was represented by Norcross's attorney. Norcross was previously caught on tape bragging about how he controlled the appointment of judges in Camden.

    Norcross sounds like a typical machine political boss prominent pretty much everywhere urban in the US, perhaps a bit more notorious than most. The key to these machines is that the boss is unelected, thus retaining power and influence unaffected by the vicissitudes of the electorate.

    • Replies: @william munny
    I agree in one sense, but he is more significant because he controls half the state, not a city. A rich state. For a long time. With very influential residents.
  59. Floridian pollster Richard Baris says the Clinton campaign has pulled out of Florida.

    • Replies: @res

    Floridian pollster Richard Baris says the Clinton campaign has pulled out of Florida.
     
    Do you have a link? Some articles about Florida starting to vote:
    http://heavy.com/news/2016/10/florida-early-voting-results-state-by-county-polling-hours-location-2016-how-to-numbers-winning-losing-hillary-clinton-donald-trump/
    https://www.peoplespunditdaily.com/news/elections/2016/10/24/trump-criss-crosses-florida-first-day-early-voting-gets-underway/
  60. Brenda Moyet, 41, left Puerto Rico in November 2011 to escape a violent ex-husband. Moyet, along with her three children and current husband, Hector Aponte, lived in three New York City homeless shelters before settling in Camden [NJ] last November.

    Aponte, 43, is diabetic, bipolar and schizophrenic, and puts his Supplemental Security Income toward the $800 rent of their East Camden home.

    Their landlord recently put the house up for sale, plunging their housing situation into uncertainty. The family of five relies on $560 in food stamps and on food banks.

    If Hillary becomes president the average American family will be like these losers in 50 years.

    • Replies: @Olorin
    In places like Camden and its sister city across the river--Chester, PA--this has been the average American family for the past 40-50 years.
  61. @Anonymous
    Not a good idea to employ 'real' bipolar people in any capacity.
    The common or garden depressive is likely only to harm himself, but bi-polars are a whole different kettle of fish.

    Applying the DSM-V to Congress and the media to get doctor diagnoses would shock the populace. To a casual observer, there appear to be no shortage of bi-polar, sociopathic and other questionables (the DC PC-sanitized analog of Deplorables?). Did we really get the elected officials that we deserve? Someone had a thumb on the voting booth scale.

  62. @newrouter
    >Camden defines it pretty well<

    brought to you by the " ' Ford' Foundation". Enough said.

    What really bothers me is the inner-city, bleeding-heart, Catholic priest in the video.

    This was due entirely to the influence of the Catholic hierarchy on politics. The now Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI denounced the policy to make birth control affordable during his visit at that time. So the churches right wing makes sure the poor non-White Catholics have more children than they can care for, and the church’s Left wing keeps them in the pews through its social gospel discourse and demands that wealthy responsible White People submit to invasion by their parishioners. Just to reemphasize, the Left and Right wings of the Church are not opposing social forces, they are merely the right hand and left hand of the same dysgenic system.
    [...]
    What would America look like with a Catholic social policy?
    [...]
    The Brazilification of America would already be complete.

    http://www.counter-currents.com/2015/10/white-nationalists-need-planned-parenthood-not-the-pope/

    The Ford Foundation has been on the forefront of population control worldwide for decades, and has been doing great work, in my opinion:
    How Foundations Got the U.S. Government Invested in International Population Control

    https://histphil.org/2016/06/24/how-foundations-got-the-u-s-government-invested-in-international-population-control/

    https://c-fam.org/white_paper/ford-foundation-founder-of-modern-population-control/

    Every Sperm is Sacred – Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Thank God (sorry Big Guy, just a figure of speech) that someone pointed out how the Catholic Church is to blame for much of this, the world's distress. And that because of a medieval concept to which they subscribe in which Natural Law trumps Man Made Law and so forbids humans the right to interfere with the natural reproductive process. Barbarians.

    I married into a family of Catholics and although they are bright, hard-working people, half the offspring still subscribe to the notion of Papal infallibility. Idiots.

    Needless to say, I don't argue theology with them as argumentation is not productive and indeed, not even possible. I am a tolerant person and respect their right to be idiots, as indeed am I in some ways.
    , @Alec Leamas
    LOL that you think Hispanic Catholics don't use birth control or have abortions because the Pope says so. They have lots of kids for the same reason black Prots do - high time preference, lower IQ, children a proxy for marriage/commitment, etc.
  63. @anony-mouse
    '... Aponte, 43, is diabetic, bipolar and schizophrenic, and puts his Supplemental Security Income toward the $800 rent of their East Camden home...'

    This kind of guy lives in the Philadelphia area and hasn't been on 'Obscured American'-not possible.

    I never heard about someone who is at the same time bipolar and schizophrenic. These two diagnoses were invented at an attempt to distinguish between different psychiatric illnesses.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    When you apply for SSDI, you check all the boxes just to be sure you get paid.
  64. @LondonBob
    Floridian pollster Richard Baris says the Clinton campaign has pulled out of Florida.
    • Replies: @LondonBob
    His twitter feed, pulling resources as she has to defend PA, NH etc. Don't expect the MSM to report this as it undermines the miles ahead narrative. Trump is on the cusp of a historic victory.
  65. @Space Ghost
    Not wanting a 43 year old diabetic bipolar schizophrenic man in our country is not who we are

    Not to mention that Hector’s tres hijastros will be, by not later then in year of 2026, just another three unwitting constituents in the army of compatriots petitioning the White House to, based on That’s Not Who He Is, and That’s Not Who We Were Supreme Court rulings, urgently rename Miranda Law to something more appropriate to the current century.

  66. Companies leave union states for the South. National corporations incorporate overseas. All fair and square because these are money making institutions.
    Change the subject to an echnic minority and then the sky is falling.
    I wonder how this article would have played out on the great black migration north or the European exodus to the United States.
    I guess it’s our turn to be the scapegoat. Tradition seems to dictate that new arrivals are not welcomed before being embraced. Thank you, your article means that we are somewhat on our way to integration.

  67. @bomag

    most depressing city in the Northeast
     
    I recall it featured (Harpers?) as an example of what's wrong with America: no dedicated grocery store, just convenience stores, because evil capitalists won't open a store to serve such deserving people; politicians won't spend enough to fix it; etc.; blah blah blah.

    Difficult to keep a thriving grocery store chain in a predominantly black neighborhood. The customers steal a lot and you often have employees that do the same. That is why Jewel left the south side of Chicago.

    Is it a race thing? It sure is.

    • Replies: @Triumph104
    In 2008 when Britain's Tesco (Fresh & Easy) supermarket was planning to come to the United States, this report stated that most grocery stores never returned to South Central Los Angeles after the 1992 riots.

    https://youtu.be/qEkmDVjGvNA?t=723
  68. Why we continue to hang on to the albatross of Puerto Rico is beyond me. But then again many things about contemporary America defy logic and common sense.
    Practically the only thing they export to us are dirt poor, Spanish-speaking Quadroons who often go straight on Social Security Disability (like that winner Aponte mentioned in the article) which is something they don’t qualify for back in their beloved Puerto Rico. (BTW, that’s probably the main reason Aponte decided to de-camp from his tropical homeland for the “most depressing city in the Northeast”). I lived in close proximity to PRs in a northeastern city for many years and on several fronts they like teen pregnancy and educational attainment they trail (even) blacks. Of the 3 largest Hispanics groups they are the worst in terms of crime, illegitimacy, welfare use, etc. To this day I still curse Woodrow Wilson’s grave for his short-sighted decision to make them citizens nearly a century ago. It’s time we all said (in true multicultural fashion):
    iVIVA LA INDEPENDENCIA PUERTO RICO!

    • Replies: @wrd9
    Actually, you're wrong about PR and Social Security Disability. There has been quite the scandal about massive fraud with SS Disability in PR.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703752404576178570674769318
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/22/us/70-are-indicted-in-puerto-rico-in-social-security-fraud.html?_r=0

    The US even pays disability if Puerto Ricans can't speak English in Puerto Rico!

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/07/feds-consider-puerto-ricans-disabled-because-speak-spanish.html

    The Economist had quite an informative article about PR, calling it "Welfare Island".

    http://www.economist.com/node/6980051

    The educational level of Puerto Ricans are extremely abysmal. Here's a chart listing states and PR and the achievement levels on the NAEP math test. 94% of PR 8th graders scored below basic!

    http://www.nationsreportcard.gov/reading_math_2015/#mathematics/state/acl?grade=8

    The bottom line is that PR is much more aligned with the corrupt, crime ridden Latin American countries than it does with the US. Unfortunately, the more hispanics that are imported, the more the US will resemble one.
    , @Triumph104
    There is a difference between Social Security Disability (SSD or SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSD is for people who have worked the required amount of time and paid into the system. SSI is for people who have never worked or did not work the required amount of time. Mr. Aponte collects SSI.

    SSI is not available in Puerto Rico
    nor the US Virgin Islands. So Mr. Aponte went on SSI after arriving in the US.
  69. @Space Ghost
    Not wanting a 43 year old diabetic bipolar schizophrenic man in our country is not who we are

    C’mon, Ghost–dammit, It’s The Current Year.

    There’s trillion$ to be made converting the ills flesh is heir to into lucrative sources of medical cashectomy.

    Aponte is just doing the devolution work that Americans won’t do.

    And if our lords and masters in the MSM and academe and the courts and insurance companies do their assigned work, it’s just a matter of a couple years before he figures out he’s also transgender and needs very expensive Reassignment Surgery. Paid for by Medicare, of course.

  70. @Joe Walker

    Brenda Moyet, 41, left Puerto Rico in November 2011 to escape a violent ex-husband. Moyet, along with her three children and current husband, Hector Aponte, lived in three New York City homeless shelters before settling in Camden [NJ] last November.

    Aponte, 43, is diabetic, bipolar and schizophrenic, and puts his Supplemental Security Income toward the $800 rent of their East Camden home.

    Their landlord recently put the house up for sale, plunging their housing situation into uncertainty. The family of five relies on $560 in food stamps and on food banks.

     

    If Hillary becomes president the average American family will be like these losers in 50 years.

    In places like Camden and its sister city across the river–Chester, PA–this has been the average American family for the past 40-50 years.

  71. Puerto Rico has been absolutely nothing but a burden to America ever since it acquired it in that oh-so-foolish-Spanish-American war (100% a war of choice for the USA). The only beneficiaries are the Democratic party as it has gotten some easy brown immigrant votes.

  72. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @FKA Max
    What really bothers me is the inner-city, bleeding-heart, Catholic priest in the video.

    This was due entirely to the influence of the Catholic hierarchy on politics. The now Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI denounced the policy to make birth control affordable during his visit at that time. So the churches right wing makes sure the poor non-White Catholics have more children than they can care for, and the church’s Left wing keeps them in the pews through its social gospel discourse and demands that wealthy responsible White People submit to invasion by their parishioners. Just to reemphasize, the Left and Right wings of the Church are not opposing social forces, they are merely the right hand and left hand of the same dysgenic system.
    [...]
    What would America look like with a Catholic social policy?
    [...]
    The Brazilification of America would already be complete.
     
    - http://www.counter-currents.com/2015/10/white-nationalists-need-planned-parenthood-not-the-pope/


    The Ford Foundation has been on the forefront of population control worldwide for decades, and has been doing great work, in my opinion:
    How Foundations Got the U.S. Government Invested in International Population Control

    https://histphil.org/2016/06/24/how-foundations-got-the-u-s-government-invested-in-international-population-control/

    https://c-fam.org/white_paper/ford-foundation-founder-of-modern-population-control/


    Every Sperm is Sacred - Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUspLVStPbk

    Thank God (sorry Big Guy, just a figure of speech) that someone pointed out how the Catholic Church is to blame for much of this, the world’s distress. And that because of a medieval concept to which they subscribe in which Natural Law trumps Man Made Law and so forbids humans the right to interfere with the natural reproductive process. Barbarians.

    I married into a family of Catholics and although they are bright, hard-working people, half the offspring still subscribe to the notion of Papal infallibility. Idiots.

    Needless to say, I don’t argue theology with them as argumentation is not productive and indeed, not even possible. I am a tolerant person and respect their right to be idiots, as indeed am I in some ways.

  73. @athEIst
    Puerto Rico is the showcase of the Caribbean, which says more about the rest of the Caribbean than about Puerto Rico.

    Its the demographics that kill the Caribbean. Haiti is the worst of the bunch.

  74. “Their limited knowledge of English was frustrating…but other Spanish speakers ..eased their assimilation”.

    In other words AVOIDED their assimilation. They found a Spanish-speaking enclave and will continue in ignorance of English.

    How is this “assimilation”?

  75. Our new country is gonna be great!

  76. @Ali Choudhury
    Congrats to Donald Trump for his part in raising previously anaemic Hispanic voting rates. He's been God's greatest gift to the Democrat party.

    I hear Trump has a plan to flood India and Pakistan with blacks and Hispanics …

  77. @Forbes
    Norcross sounds like a typical machine political boss prominent pretty much everywhere urban in the US, perhaps a bit more notorious than most. The key to these machines is that the boss is unelected, thus retaining power and influence unaffected by the vicissitudes of the electorate.

    I agree in one sense, but he is more significant because he controls half the state, not a city. A rich state. For a long time. With very influential residents.

  78. @Stogumber
    I never heard about someone who is at the same time bipolar and schizophrenic. These two diagnoses were invented at an attempt to distinguish between different psychiatric illnesses.

    When you apply for SSDI, you check all the boxes just to be sure you get paid.

  79. @Hippopotamusdrome


    “Please define “poverty” in the USA @ 2016? No tv or a/c?”

    Camden defines it pretty well-

     

    So poverty means you have to live near blacks?

    In most cases. WVa. is an exception.

  80. @Anonymous
    "Please define "poverty" in the USA @ 2016? No tv or a/c?"

    Camden defines it pretty well-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD_DSYr7OyQ

    Cop- Two weeks ago, three people were shot just down the road there, a few days ago someone was shot across the street there, yesterday, someone was shot right here in front of this store…

    Reporter jumps into car and slams door behind him. They drive off.

  81. @Ali Choudhury
    Congrats to Donald Trump for his part in raising previously anaemic Hispanic voting rates. He's been God's greatest gift to the Democrat party.

    You should be ashamed of yourself. You are a man without honor.

  82. @newrouter
    and effin' (((Brian Williams)))

    Disgraced newscaster Brian Williams was raised Catholic.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Williams

  83. @william munny
    It really is a shithole worse than this video can do justice to.

    I took my kids to the aquarium over the summer, which is very good and in the only safe area in town. It is near the battleship USS NJ. On the way back, which involves being on a local street for about a mile, we saw the police arresting one young man and holding a blue balloon in front of his face (drugs), and then a homeless man punch a woman in the face and push her in the street. My daughter said she preferred living where we do. It was like a poverty tour. My favorite was the pizza place that had a sign that said something like "Gino's Pizza", which was crossed out with spray paint and a replaced with "Rashan's Pizza."

    The city has a very bad PCP problem. A few years ago, a woman cut her child's head off while high on PCP, after child protective services was involved with the family. Child protective services now routinely remove children from families whenever they get an allegation of PCP use, and the judges approve it. The children move to foster homes in other parts of the state.

    I have the odd and unenviable occasion to visit downtown Camden and it is another circle of hell below whatever hood you’ve seen. In most places there aren’t even street signs, which are stolen as soon as they are erected in the hopes that occasional visitors will get lost and become easy prey.

  84. @FKA Max
    What really bothers me is the inner-city, bleeding-heart, Catholic priest in the video.

    This was due entirely to the influence of the Catholic hierarchy on politics. The now Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI denounced the policy to make birth control affordable during his visit at that time. So the churches right wing makes sure the poor non-White Catholics have more children than they can care for, and the church’s Left wing keeps them in the pews through its social gospel discourse and demands that wealthy responsible White People submit to invasion by their parishioners. Just to reemphasize, the Left and Right wings of the Church are not opposing social forces, they are merely the right hand and left hand of the same dysgenic system.
    [...]
    What would America look like with a Catholic social policy?
    [...]
    The Brazilification of America would already be complete.
     
    - http://www.counter-currents.com/2015/10/white-nationalists-need-planned-parenthood-not-the-pope/


    The Ford Foundation has been on the forefront of population control worldwide for decades, and has been doing great work, in my opinion:
    How Foundations Got the U.S. Government Invested in International Population Control

    https://histphil.org/2016/06/24/how-foundations-got-the-u-s-government-invested-in-international-population-control/

    https://c-fam.org/white_paper/ford-foundation-founder-of-modern-population-control/


    Every Sperm is Sacred - Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUspLVStPbk

    LOL that you think Hispanic Catholics don’t use birth control or have abortions because the Pope says so. They have lots of kids for the same reason black Prots do – high time preference, lower IQ, children a proxy for marriage/commitment, etc.

    • Replies: @FKA Max
    If religious teaching has no effect on fertility rates, and all discussion on this topic can be just reduced to maters of biology and explained by human biodiversity, how do you explain large Mormon families, when Mormonism is one of the ''whitest'' religions in the U.S. ( the flock being 85% non-Hispanic White, and being predominately of British ancestry http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/07/27/the-most-and-least-racially-diverse-u-s-religious-groups/ )?:

    Mormons also tend to have more children than other groups. Mormons ages 40-59 have had an average of 3.4 children in their lifetime, well above the comparable figure for all Americans in that age range (2.1) and higher than any other religious group.
     
    - http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/05/22/mormons-more-likely-to-marry-have-more-children-than-other-u-s-religious-groups/

    I think you are greatly underestimating the social, economic and political power and impact of organized religion on society, in particular the power of the Catholic Church when it comes to lobbying for all sorts of Catholic doctrine-inspired policies on reproduction, etc.:

    Bearing this out is Catholicism, which has an infamously strict suite of dogmas that forbid all kinds of birth control. The Roman Catholic Church is the most notable, powerful and active organisation that lobbies against birth-control wherever it can, internationally. Thankfully Most Catholics routinely ignore the Church on this issue, especially in educated and developed countries, but there are still plenty of fast-growing countries where the Catholic Church is still prospering the old-fashioned way. It took the government of the Philippines 13 years to force through legislation to allow government-funded contraception and for sex education in schools because of the strength of the opposition of the Catholic Church there - in a country where 11 women die of pregnancy-related problems every day. The Catholic Church "ferociously" opposed it, warning of moral and social collapse, the destruction of family life, and divine wrath, if it was passed.
     
    - http://www.humantruth.info/birth_control.html

    The Economist estimates that annual spending by the church and entities owned by the church was around $170 billion in 2010 (the church does not release such figures). We think 57% of this goes on health-care networks, followed by 28% on colleges, with parish and diocesan day-to-day operations accounting for just 6% and national charitable activities just 2.7% (see chart). In total, Catholic institutions employ over 1m people, reckons Fred Gluck, a former McKinsey managing partner and co-founder of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, a lay organisation seeking to improve the way the church is run. For purposes of secular comparison, in 2010 General Electric’s revenue was $150 billion and Walmart employed roughly 2m people.
     
    - http://www.economist.com/node/21560536
  85. @Cloudbuster
    Not bad at all. That $800+$560 per month works out to slightly more than the pre-tax federal minimum wage at 40 hours a week 52 weeks a year. Why work, if your standards are low enough?

    If you're getting that much for sitting on your behind convincing the world that you're "diabetic, bi-polar and schizophrenic" it's a huge bump in effort to work 40 hours a week to just break even with that (and I know many people both bi-polar and diabetic hold down jobs. Naturally suspicious just how "schizophrenic" he is when he's not trying to qualify for SSI).

    Why is "you get more of what you subsidize, less of what you tax" such a hard concept for people to understand when applied to human labor, when they understand it so readily when they're talking about "green energy subsidies" and "sin taxes?"

    I know many people both bi-polar and diabetic hold down jobs.

    This reminded me of the bipolar Boston College chemistry professor who wrote this about one of his colleagues:

    (He’s) “ruthless, vicious, manipulative, intimidating, vindictive, deceptive, subversive, mean-spirited, insincere, two-faced, hot-headed, excessively self-promoting, predatory, an extreme aggressor, scientifically narrow-minded, derogatory, polarizing, intrusive, obnoxious, overbearing, over-controlling, power-hungry, resource-plundering, underhanded, dictatorial, vitriolic, conniving, profane, Machiavellian, and disruptive.”

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/07/17/bcprof/hWotHxIaEuhqaIf8em96yL/story.html

  86. @Cloudbuster
    Keep in mind that the whole "food desert" thing is just a grant money scam. The situation isn't that dire. If you bring Camden up on Google maps and search for grocery stores nearby, there are numerous options. Just over the river in PA there's a Walmart Super Center that's a 12-20 minute drive depending on traffic.

    I don't have a supermarket any closer than that, either, but I don't count that as a hardship.

    The “food desert” scam was created by corporations eager to increase their market share, think Wells Fargo. They found out that compared to whites, “Blacks tend to spend more on electronics, utilities, groceries, footwear. They spend a lot less on new cars, alcohol, entertainment, health care, and pensions.” LINK

    This corporate ruse eventually led to many states allowing food stamps/EBT cards to be used at fast food places and convenience stores. There is massive food stamp fraud at fruit and vegetable stands, especially the ones at flea markets and swap meets. LINK But hey, that leaves more disposable cash for booze, entertainment, and hair weave.

    Since blacks spend too much on utilities (due to nonpayment and reconnection costs), there is even a push to tie utility payments to income. LINK

  87. @lavoisier
    Difficult to keep a thriving grocery store chain in a predominantly black neighborhood. The customers steal a lot and you often have employees that do the same. That is why Jewel left the south side of Chicago.

    Is it a race thing? It sure is.

    In 2008 when Britain’s Tesco (Fresh & Easy) supermarket was planning to come to the United States, this report stated that most grocery stores never returned to South Central Los Angeles after the 1992 riots.

  88. No, you guys are wrong again. The Puerto Rican strategy is working perfectly. You just don’t see it.

    Ok, where have I seen this strategy used before? You wait until some particular area, say a substantial part of a still-functioning big city, becomes decrepit and worthless, then you move the human refuse living in it somewhere else, then you swoop in and buy the real estate for a song, and start gentrifying it, and make a fortune.

    Cue hedge-fund billionaire John Paulson in CNN Money this past January:

    Hedge fund billionaire John Paulson has been buying a lot of sand lately — specifically, Puerto Rican sand.

    Despite Puerto Rico’s massive debt crisis, Paulson sees big profits ahead. He has plowed “quite a bit” — an estimated $1.5 billion — of his personal wealth into buying hotels, a resort and office buildings on the island.

    Paulson compares Puerto Rico today to Miami in the 1980s.

    “It’s similar to that period in Miami’s history,” Paulson said Thursday at the Puerto Rico Investment Summit. “There was a lot of real estate on the beach, lots of abandoned buildings and vacant lots. That was definitely the best time to buy [in Miami].”

    “Puerto Rico is unique. You get the climate of being very far south with all the protections of the U.S.,” he says. His big bets are buying the 5-star Condado Vanderbilt hotel in San Juan and the super high-end St. Regis Bahia Beach resort.

    On top of that, the island offers tremendous tax benefits to investors. In an effort to try to lure people like Tennebaum, the island passed laws — known as Acts 20 and 22 — to make many of their investment gains tax free.

    The influx of the rich to Puerto Rico is in contrast to a massive migration out of the island. After nearly a decade in recession and an unemployment rate over 12%, many Puerto Ricans are booking one-way tickets to Florida, Texas and other parts of the mainland.

    Money CNN

    You may say “Yes, but this strategy harms me, by inundating my one and only country with people who aren’t exactly going to make America great again.” That doesn’t mean the strategy isn’t working perfectly for the people who designed it and allow it to continue.

  89. It’s a shame that we can’t apply extreme vetting to visitors from Puerto Rico; its inhabitants weren’t always the fun-loving, easy-going bunch that they are now.

    For example, the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party organized a series of uprisings to take place in various Puerto Rican cities on October 30, 1950.

    November 1, 1950, two Puerto Rican Nationalist Party members from New York City attempted to storm the Blair House in an effort to assassinate U.S. President Harry S. Truman.

    On March 1, 1954, in another armed assault, four Nationalists fired shots from the visitors’ gallery in the House of Representatives of the United States Capitol during a full floor debate, wounding five Congressmen, one seriously.

    It’s a good thing that Puerto Ricans don’t go in for radical Islam, given that Florida has about a million Puerto Ricans along with all those radical mosques. There were about 5,000 Muslims in Puerto Rico in the 2010 census. How many bad M&Ms can there be?

    • Replies: @anon
    I am a very big fan of independence for Puerto Rico. They sure wouldn't have to shoot me to get it.
  90. @Ali Choudhury
    Congrats to Donald Trump for his part in raising previously anaemic Hispanic voting rates. He's been God's greatest gift to the Democrat party.

    Congratulate him as well for bringing the black GOP vote to levels last attained in the 1960 election.

  91. @res

    Floridian pollster Richard Baris says the Clinton campaign has pulled out of Florida.
     
    Do you have a link? Some articles about Florida starting to vote:
    http://heavy.com/news/2016/10/florida-early-voting-results-state-by-county-polling-hours-location-2016-how-to-numbers-winning-losing-hillary-clinton-donald-trump/
    https://www.peoplespunditdaily.com/news/elections/2016/10/24/trump-criss-crosses-florida-first-day-early-voting-gets-underway/

    His twitter feed, pulling resources as she has to defend PA, NH etc. Don’t expect the MSM to report this as it undermines the miles ahead narrative. Trump is on the cusp of a historic victory.

    • Replies: @res
    Thanks, that was my first guess, but I did not see it when I went to look (he is a high volume poster so I probably did not go far enough back). If you have a direct link I would appreciate it. I did not see it in another search just now, but someone else tweeted something similar:

    https://twitter.com/jackposobiec/status/789913515813244928
  92. @Arclight
    Morrissey says a fair amount of annoying things and he's a leftist in terms of how he wants society structured, but one reason I appreciate him is that his is a nationalist who wants these things in the context of a truly British society. I was happy to read his comments on Brexit and even the reference to his alleged comments on immigration - even if he didn't say those exact words, he has repeatedly voiced his apprehensions about immigration in his music:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/news/morrissey-brexit-was-magnificent/

    Good on Moz! Thanks for the share. I always suspected that “The National Front Disco” was an expression of his true feelings.

  93. @LondonBob
    His twitter feed, pulling resources as she has to defend PA, NH etc. Don't expect the MSM to report this as it undermines the miles ahead narrative. Trump is on the cusp of a historic victory.

    Thanks, that was my first guess, but I did not see it when I went to look (he is a high volume poster so I probably did not go far enough back). If you have a direct link I would appreciate it. I did not see it in another search just now, but someone else tweeted something similar:

    https://twitter.com/jackposobiec/status/789913515813244928

  94. Slightly OT, but just ran across this article today in the Austin American-Statesman about the challenges of getting out the hispanic vote, something Steve has blogged about for some time

    __________________________________________
    Only 2 percent of the eligible voters in the majority Hispanic district had cast a ballot. The school board race had perhaps the worst voter turnout in recent memory in Odessa, but it signaled a long-festering problem in the city’s Hispanic community.

    In a state where Hispanic voter turnout trails the national average, it is worse in Ector County than just about anywhere else in Texas. In the 2014 general election, less than 10 percent of registered voters with Spanish surnames went to the polls in Ector County, about half the statewide rate, according to data from the Texas Legislative Council.
    ____________________________________________________

    http://projects.statesman.com/news/latino-representation/odessa.html

  95. Brenda Moyet, 41, left Puerto Rico in November 2011 to escape a violent ex-husband. Moyet, along with her three children and current husband, Hector Aponte…Aponte, 43, is diabetic, bipolar and schizophrenic, and puts his Supplemental Security Income toward the $800 rent of their East Camden home.

    Similar the the family situation of the new 30 y/o Puerto Rican woman my employer just hired as an entry level clerk. She fled Puerto Rico several years ago for Orlando, FL. Last year she fled Orlando (because of the Puerto Ricans! LOL!) for nicer living on the FL coast, along with her three kids, her new Puerto Rican boyfriend and his three kids, and their newborn. The other day I asked her about what her husband does for work – he’s 30 y/o and is home on permanent full SSI disability (“back pain,” tee hee) and spends his days lazing around the house and watching the kids when they’re not in school. The couple recently married, so this new hire recently added six more (costly) dependents to my employer’s health plan. The woman is actually fairly delightful and competent (when she’s not out sick), but the one time the new husband passed by the office, his gangster appearance actually scared me.

  96. @bomag

    most depressing city in the Northeast
     
    I recall it featured (Harpers?) as an example of what's wrong with America: no dedicated grocery store, just convenience stores, because evil capitalists won't open a store to serve such deserving people; politicians won't spend enough to fix it; etc.; blah blah blah.

    Nearest supermarket is a three hour round trip not counting shopping. I still manage to find food.

  97. @Alec Leamas
    LOL that you think Hispanic Catholics don't use birth control or have abortions because the Pope says so. They have lots of kids for the same reason black Prots do - high time preference, lower IQ, children a proxy for marriage/commitment, etc.

    If religious teaching has no effect on fertility rates, and all discussion on this topic can be just reduced to maters of biology and explained by human biodiversity, how do you explain large Mormon families, when Mormonism is one of the ”whitest” religions in the U.S. ( the flock being 85% non-Hispanic White, and being predominately of British ancestry http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/07/27/the-most-and-least-racially-diverse-u-s-religious-groups/ )?:

    Mormons also tend to have more children than other groups. Mormons ages 40-59 have had an average of 3.4 children in their lifetime, well above the comparable figure for all Americans in that age range (2.1) and higher than any other religious group.

    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/05/22/mormons-more-likely-to-marry-have-more-children-than-other-u-s-religious-groups/

    I think you are greatly underestimating the social, economic and political power and impact of organized religion on society, in particular the power of the Catholic Church when it comes to lobbying for all sorts of Catholic doctrine-inspired policies on reproduction, etc.:

    Bearing this out is Catholicism, which has an infamously strict suite of dogmas that forbid all kinds of birth control. The Roman Catholic Church is the most notable, powerful and active organisation that lobbies against birth-control wherever it can, internationally. Thankfully Most Catholics routinely ignore the Church on this issue, especially in educated and developed countries, but there are still plenty of fast-growing countries where the Catholic Church is still prospering the old-fashioned way. It took the government of the Philippines 13 years to force through legislation to allow government-funded contraception and for sex education in schools because of the strength of the opposition of the Catholic Church there - in a country where 11 women die of pregnancy-related problems every day. The Catholic Church “ferociously” opposed it, warning of moral and social collapse, the destruction of family life, and divine wrath, if it was passed.

    http://www.humantruth.info/birth_control.html

    The Economist estimates that annual spending by the church and entities owned by the church was around $170 billion in 2010 (the church does not release such figures). We think 57% of this goes on health-care networks, followed by 28% on colleges, with parish and diocesan day-to-day operations accounting for just 6% and national charitable activities just 2.7% (see chart). In total, Catholic institutions employ over 1m people, reckons Fred Gluck, a former McKinsey managing partner and co-founder of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, a lay organisation seeking to improve the way the church is run. For purposes of secular comparison, in 2010 General Electric’s revenue was $150 billion and Walmart employed roughly 2m people.

    http://www.economist.com/node/21560536

  98. @Lucas McCrudy
    Why we continue to hang on to the albatross of Puerto Rico is beyond me. But then again many things about contemporary America defy logic and common sense.
    Practically the only thing they export to us are dirt poor, Spanish-speaking Quadroons who often go straight on Social Security Disability (like that winner Aponte mentioned in the article) which is something they don't qualify for back in their beloved Puerto Rico. (BTW, that's probably the main reason Aponte decided to de-camp from his tropical homeland for the "most depressing city in the Northeast"). I lived in close proximity to PRs in a northeastern city for many years and on several fronts they like teen pregnancy and educational attainment they trail (even) blacks. Of the 3 largest Hispanics groups they are the worst in terms of crime, illegitimacy, welfare use, etc. To this day I still curse Woodrow Wilson's grave for his short-sighted decision to make them citizens nearly a century ago. It's time we all said (in true multicultural fashion):
    iVIVA LA INDEPENDENCIA PUERTO RICO!

    Actually, you’re wrong about PR and Social Security Disability. There has been quite the scandal about massive fraud with SS Disability in PR.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703752404576178570674769318

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/22/us/70-are-indicted-in-puerto-rico-in-social-security-fraud.html?_r=0

    The US even pays disability if Puerto Ricans can’t speak English in Puerto Rico!

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/07/feds-consider-puerto-ricans-disabled-because-speak-spanish.html

    The Economist had quite an informative article about PR, calling it “Welfare Island”.

    http://www.economist.com/node/6980051

    The educational level of Puerto Ricans are extremely abysmal. Here’s a chart listing states and PR and the achievement levels on the NAEP math test. 94% of PR 8th graders scored below basic!

    http://www.nationsreportcard.gov/reading_math_2015/#mathematics/state/acl?grade=8

    The bottom line is that PR is much more aligned with the corrupt, crime ridden Latin American countries than it does with the US. Unfortunately, the more hispanics that are imported, the more the US will resemble one.

    • Replies: @E. Rekshun
    There has been quite the scandal about massive fraud with SS Disability in PR.

    I sometimes wonder if these scams (as well as the massive IRS tax return, EITC, and EBT frauds, et al) are subtly encouraged, or at least not aggressively deterred and thwarted by Marxist insiders in the US government as a way to funnel large amounts of dollars from (mostly) White law-abiding taxpayers to favored minorities. These never-ending massive scams on government programs are, in effect, nothing but more welfare programs.

  99. @Stan Adams
    I know a talented-tenth Puerto Rican with a relatively-high degree of white admixture. She works in the health field. She struggled to get a degree from a community college, but eventually passed. Her English is excellent, and her work ethic is good. She is childless in her mid-30s.

    Neither nature nor age has been kind to her. Her figure can be described charitably as "pancake-like" - unusual for a Puerto Rican - and her hair has prominent streaks of gray. (Her mother, who dyes her hair, easily could be her sister.) She dated a guy old enough to be her father for a few months, dumped him, and then spent years pining after him.

    She has advised me that dying in the ambulance on the way to another hospital would be preferable to being taken to the hospital where she works part-time. (Her boyfriend recently got hired there.)

    The boyfriend - also Puerto Rican - is in his late 20s. She met him in nursing school - she started giving him rides and helping him cheat, and he became her boyfriend, even though she is, in his words, "butt-ugly." He frequently insults her and has asked her not to make eye contact with him during bouts of intimacy. He's a wannabe thug who has openly admitted to pursuing relations with other women on the side. Also, he's 5'4" and has expressed a desire to have height-increasing surgery.

    Her sister has three kids. Some years ago, the sister stole the nurse's identity, took out several credit cards in the nurse's name, and went on a buying spree. This created something of a rift in the family, as you can imagine.

    One of the sister's kids is now attending school on the mainland.

    And you say she is one of the talented tenth?

  100. @wrd9
    Actually, you're wrong about PR and Social Security Disability. There has been quite the scandal about massive fraud with SS Disability in PR.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703752404576178570674769318
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/22/us/70-are-indicted-in-puerto-rico-in-social-security-fraud.html?_r=0

    The US even pays disability if Puerto Ricans can't speak English in Puerto Rico!

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/07/feds-consider-puerto-ricans-disabled-because-speak-spanish.html

    The Economist had quite an informative article about PR, calling it "Welfare Island".

    http://www.economist.com/node/6980051

    The educational level of Puerto Ricans are extremely abysmal. Here's a chart listing states and PR and the achievement levels on the NAEP math test. 94% of PR 8th graders scored below basic!

    http://www.nationsreportcard.gov/reading_math_2015/#mathematics/state/acl?grade=8

    The bottom line is that PR is much more aligned with the corrupt, crime ridden Latin American countries than it does with the US. Unfortunately, the more hispanics that are imported, the more the US will resemble one.

    There has been quite the scandal about massive fraud with SS Disability in PR.

    I sometimes wonder if these scams (as well as the massive IRS tax return, EITC, and EBT frauds, et al) are subtly encouraged, or at least not aggressively deterred and thwarted by Marxist insiders in the US government as a way to funnel large amounts of dollars from (mostly) White law-abiding taxpayers to favored minorities. These never-ending massive scams on government programs are, in effect, nothing but more welfare programs.

  101. NYT, 08/21/13 – 70 Are Indicted in Puerto Rico in Social Security Fraud

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/22/us/70-are-indicted-in-puerto-rico-in-social-security-fraud.html?_r=1

    The investigation, which officials said included hundreds of surveillances and painstaking analysis of medical records

    Well, at least these never-ending scams provide employment for more government investigators and prosecutors and all the admin support.

  102. @Anon7
    It's a shame that we can't apply extreme vetting to visitors from Puerto Rico; its inhabitants weren't always the fun-loving, easy-going bunch that they are now.

    For example, the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party organized a series of uprisings to take place in various Puerto Rican cities on October 30, 1950.

    https://youtu.be/kgUlUifhewI

    November 1, 1950, two Puerto Rican Nationalist Party members from New York City attempted to storm the Blair House in an effort to assassinate U.S. President Harry S. Truman.

    On March 1, 1954, in another armed assault, four Nationalists fired shots from the visitors' gallery in the House of Representatives of the United States Capitol during a full floor debate, wounding five Congressmen, one seriously.

    It's a good thing that Puerto Ricans don't go in for radical Islam, given that Florida has about a million Puerto Ricans along with all those radical mosques. There were about 5,000 Muslims in Puerto Rico in the 2010 census. How many bad M&Ms can there be?

    I am a very big fan of independence for Puerto Rico. They sure wouldn’t have to shoot me to get it.

  103. @Lucas McCrudy
    Why we continue to hang on to the albatross of Puerto Rico is beyond me. But then again many things about contemporary America defy logic and common sense.
    Practically the only thing they export to us are dirt poor, Spanish-speaking Quadroons who often go straight on Social Security Disability (like that winner Aponte mentioned in the article) which is something they don't qualify for back in their beloved Puerto Rico. (BTW, that's probably the main reason Aponte decided to de-camp from his tropical homeland for the "most depressing city in the Northeast"). I lived in close proximity to PRs in a northeastern city for many years and on several fronts they like teen pregnancy and educational attainment they trail (even) blacks. Of the 3 largest Hispanics groups they are the worst in terms of crime, illegitimacy, welfare use, etc. To this day I still curse Woodrow Wilson's grave for his short-sighted decision to make them citizens nearly a century ago. It's time we all said (in true multicultural fashion):
    iVIVA LA INDEPENDENCIA PUERTO RICO!

    There is a difference between Social Security Disability (SSD or SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSD is for people who have worked the required amount of time and paid into the system. SSI is for people who have never worked or did not work the required amount of time. Mr. Aponte collects SSI.

    SSI is not available in Puerto Rico
    nor the US Virgin Islands. So Mr. Aponte went on SSI after arriving in the US.

  104. Steve if you weren’t aware, Camden isn’t technically part of the United states. No americans live there, english isn’t spoken, and a lot of the land is actually owned by the venuzuelan governed (citgo).

  105. @Space Ghost
    Not wanting a 43 year old diabetic bipolar schizophrenic man in our country is not who we are

    It is who Puerto Rico, um.., are.

  106. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/justinjm1/status/790719990114684928

    Bullshit

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