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Lamento Borincano - Borinquen Lament

The song reflects the economic situation of the poor farmers in the Puerto Rico during the 1920s years leading to the Great Depression. The song starts with a cheerful and optimistic tone, presenting the jibarito, (a self-subsistence farmer descendant from the taino, Spaniards and/or African people, who is the iconic reflection of the Puerto Rican people of the day. The jibarito was a farmer-salesman who heads to town to sell his load of fruits and vegetables. Disappointed to see the poverty that in town and unable to sell his load, the jibarito returns home with his load unsold. The song does not name Puerto Rico by its modern name, instead using its former pre-Columbian name "Borinquen".



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

(English: Borinquen! The land of the Eden/The one that when sung, by the great Gautier/He called the Pearl of the Seas/Now that you lay dying from your sorrows/Let me sing to you also.)

Trump is the Hastert Rule President. Just dawned on me while listening to HRC

On the Chris Hayes show on MSNBC.

He has 40% support of the US people, but a supermajority of the Republican voters. And that's all he needs; a majority of the Republicans, not a majority of the people.


The Hastert Rule, also known as the "majority of the majority" rule, is an informal governing principle used in the United States by Republican Speakers of the House of Representatives since the mid-1990s to maintain their speakerships and limit the power of the minority party to bring bills up for a vote on the floor of the House. Under the doctrine, the Speaker will not allow a floor vote on a bill unless a majority of the majority party supports the bill.

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

You can help Mexico after the latest deadly earthquake

A devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City on Tuesday, killing at least 139 people.

With power and phone lines down, people are having trouble getting in touch with loved ones. To make matters more stressful, the country was already recovering from an earthquake that hit less than two weeks ago.

SEE ALSO: Horrific videos capture terror of Mexico's latest earthquake

Instead of feeling hopeless in the face of the destruction, here's how you can help earthquake victims.

Donate what you can

Organizations like UNICEF Mexico are looking for monetary donations.

There's a big need for clothes, water, and food. Giving to places like the Red Cross Mexico, Oxfam Mexico, and Save the Children Mexico is a way to get resources flowing. Smaller nonprofits like Project Paz are also collecting donations for earthquake relief.

A rescue brigade, Topos Mexico, was huge part of efforts back in 1985 and is hard at work with the latest earthquakes and taking donations.

More at link

http://mashable.com/2017/09/19/help-mexico-earthquake-donations/#uLcHkBOYliqG

MSNBC Feed - Trump's WH lawyer hires own lawyer for Russia probe

I read that and nearly tripped on the area rug laughing.

Massive Power Outage Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Tamaulipas y Chihuahua Mexico

De acuerdo con el periódico Reforma, el incidente ocurrió por una falla en torres de alta tensión de 115 mil y 400 mil voltios en una estación de Piedras Negras, Coahuila, lo que afectó zonas del noroeste del país..

https://www.publimetro.com.mx/mx/noticias/2017/09/10/reportan-apagon-masivo-nuevo-leon-coahuila-tamaulipas.html

Situation is ongoing, very little additional information available.

Confirmed personally to me by relatives in Saltillo, Monterrey, and Reynosa Mexico.

I just murdered four people. A stranger at the door, a terrible crime

Source: Boston Globe

GROTON — Wagner Alcocer and his wife were scrolling through real estate listings on their computer Friday evening when they heard a voice asking for help outside their home on Common Street.

When Alcocer, 52, looked up, he saw a naked young man covered head to toe in mud standing inside their screened-in back porch. He had blood on his face. He was calm. He looked right at Alcocer.

Read more: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/09/09/groton-couple-tells-story-terrible-visit-friday-from-stranger-who-spoke-murder/k9n0BKbLBkcGNsO74GBEyJ/story.html



No words.

A toast, to General Zaragoza



http://goliadbrewing.com/beers/general-zaragoza/

Anyone still think DU was crashed on election night by some random 400 lb hacker?

Just wondering.

Undocumented Dream Rossy Evelin Lima TEDxMcAllen



Rossy Evelin Lima-Padilla (born August 18, 1986 in Veracruz, Mexico), is an international award-winning Mexican poet and linguist. She has published her work in numerous journals, magazines and anthologies in Spain, Italy, Canada, UK, United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina and Colombia. She is a strong advocate of college education and reading development in the American public school system. She was a featured poet in the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum in 2015 and was invited to speak at TEDxMcallen about her experience as an immigrant writer in the U.S.

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