Dear Mr. President: As you've signed PROMESA, I propose a more democratic fiscal control board. I won't beat around the bush and will go straight to it. (BTW, I write this in English so nothing gets lost in translation.) Puerto Rico isn't very happy about this law. I think a lot of people understand there … Continue reading A Democratic Fiscal Control Board for Puerto Rico
The economy is dwindling, apparently all over the world. Why? Frankly, I find global economy to be one of the most perplexing subjects to discuss. To this day, I don't feel I truly understand it. However, from observing how things seem to be working in this day and age, the conclusion about economy looms over … Continue reading Economic Slavery
A mí me encantan las buenas noticias. ¿A ti no? ¿No te dan unas cosquillitas que llevan una sonrisa a tu rostro y te hacen sentir bien? Digo, por algo son buenas, ¿no? Entonces, ¿por qué no se ven más? En Puerto Rico la prensa se dedica a reportar las malas noticias. La primera plana, … Continue reading ¡Buenas Noticias!
Last night at around 11pm (rough estimate) I think I had a heart attack. It was a Bloomberg TV video link. I hear the words "Puerto Rico debt... default... reverse prediction" of course I start tuning in. It was a post from that very same day. Oh oh! More crappy news about our economic situation … Continue reading Heart Attack Caused by Bloomberg TV
Todos sabemos que el sistema de salud actual no sirve. Vivimos en un país en donde la gente no se cuida. La obesidad y mala nutrición nos rodea. Esto se traduce a unos costos de salud sumamente altos y en la actualidad, unos pocos le están pagando los servicios de salud a muchos y para … Continue reading Ideas para arreglar a Puerto Rico (Take 2): La salud y el bienestar público
At the risk of pissing some people off, I am going to write this anyway. First of all, I don't think anybody, anybody at all, deserves an international day merely because they possess a particular reproductive organ. If they do, then men, and their accompanying necessary organ for the reproduction of the human race, should … Continue reading My Thoughts on International Women’s Day
Call me old-fashioned, but I like it when a man opens a door for me; when they pull out my chair at a restaurant and when they lend me their jacket to keep me from being cold. It's those tiny little details that help distinguish between class and crap. And when I say "class" I don't … Continue reading Vouching for Old School Chivalry
The other day I was having coffee with my parents and I don't really remember how, but suddenly the milkman was mentioned. Having thought of the idea already, I mentioned that we should "bring back the milkman;" that I could really use some "fresh milk at my door 2 to 3 times a week." I fantasize … Continue reading What Ever Happened to The Milkman?
Black Friday... the shopping tradition has reached the point of ridiculous and abhorrent. Upon analysis, I'm beginning to think that this day and the accompanying reduction in brain matter that results from behaving like a primitive homo erectus is the epitome of what is wrong with society today. These people pushing against a door like … Continue reading Black Friday… WTF?!?!?!!
Occupy Wall Street... I have conflicting feelings. On the one hand, I understand the recession is making everybody desperate and the disparity between social classes keeps increasing, but on the other hand, I also reckon, it is the rich people who drive the economy for they make the businesses that make the jobs that we live on. … Continue reading On Occupy Wall Street…