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Trump-bashing Puerto Rican mayor facing FBI corruption probe

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San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz: Her t-shirt speaks volumes

This comes as no surprise. As most people know, Puerto Rico (run by demorats) has an “unshakable culture of corruption.”

From Fox News: The mayor of Puerto Rico who shot to international fame after criticizing President Trump for not doing enough to help Hurricane Maria victims is being investigated by the FBI on corruption charges, according to multiple news outlets.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and her administration are under fire for allegedly obstructing critical supplies from reaching victims of the category-4 hurricane that leveled much of the tiny U.S. territory nearly nine months ago.

The FBI reportedly launched the investigation following a February lawsuit filed by Yadira Molina, the former director of procurement. Molina claims she was retaliated against for reporting “alleged irregular acts” to the local comptroller.

“On February 21, Molina sued the city council after reporting alleged acts of corruption in the shopping division in the town hall under the administration of Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto,” according to El Vocero de Puerto Rico.

The report says Molina claims she was punished for reporting on the allegedly rigged system and that she was blocked from her right “to report wrongdoing in her capacity as a private citizen, not as a public employee.”

Shortly after Cruz became mayor, Molina claims a supply company was granted “preferred supplier” status which paid them more than three times what regular suppliers made. She also alleges that other city officials engaged in a corrupt scheme to steer business the preferred supplier’s way.

Concerns about Cruz are not new. There has been a growing backlash from frustrated residents who say they feel forgotten and say the mayor’s personal political ambitions are coming at the expense of the very people she’s supposed to be representing.

For example, at a time when residents needed food, water and shelter, Cruz hired extra photographers to follow her around post-storm. “She comes out, goes on television and pats herself on the back,” Simon Menendez, a small business owner in San Juan, told Fox News. “It stopped being about us a long time ago.”

A bartender at a popular hotel in Old San Juan told Fox she feels like a political pawn. But complaints from constituents are largely being ignored.

Instead, Cruz’s feud with the president over recovery efforts have turned her into a liberal star – and it’s a role she seems to be relishing. Her global close-up has morphed into a parade of self-promotion.

She’s showed up on numerous television shows – including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – and scored a high-profile invite to the State of the Union as the guest of New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. She was also featured on Time magazine as one of the most influential people of 2018.

Last month, she traveled to Connecticut to receive the “Latina Champion” award at the Latinas & Power Symposium, which promotes Hispanic professional women. She then went on to Boston to receive an honorary doctorate and give the baccalaureate address at Boston University.

Back home in Puerto Rico, officials say the island remains in desperate need of help and is woefully unprepared should another storm hit soon. Among other things, there is little to no water or diesel fuel for generators. This year’s hurricane season started June 1.

A new Harvard University study published in the New England Journal of Medicine estimates the number of people who died in Puerto Rico as the result of Maria could top 4,600. The official number issued by the U.S. territory is 64.

Multiple attempted to reach Cruz were unsuccessful.

An FBI spokesperson said the agency does not comment on ongoing investigations.

DCG

Commie bastardo: FALN terrorist, Oscar Lopez Rivera, tells mainlander Americans to get out of Puerto Rico

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NYC council member Melissa Mark-Viverito and convicted terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera

Along with support from a NYC council member, Bill de Blasio also embraced this terrorist. And of course, Obama was the president who commuted the terrorist’s sentence.

Via NY Post: Convicted terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera is at it again, demanding that mainland Americans helping hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico return home.

Lopez Rivera, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, leveled the Yankee-go-home rant Sunday in remarks broadcast on the Spanish-language TV station Telemundo.

“They should go. Just go. Just go,” he said. “We don’t need anything from them. We don’t need them to govern. They need us, and they have needed us since 1898.

The year he cited is when the US invaded Puerto Rico and it became an American possession. Lopez Rivera also accused President Trump of being corrupt.

Lopez Rivera, who has received unwavering support from former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, did not immediately respond. She infamously accompanied Lopez Rivera over the summer on a Puerto Rican Day parade float.

The Post revealed in July that a Harlem non-profit bankrolled with taxpayer funds from Mark-Viverito helped construct the float.

Lopez Rivera was a member of the Puerto Rican terrorist group FALN and spent 35 years in prison for seditious conspiracy. Many sponsors boycotted the Puerto Rican parade when they heard Lopez Rivera would march in it and be honored.

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Hispanic police groups pull out of New York Puerto Rican Day Parade because it will honor a terrorist pardoned by Obama

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Oscar Lopez Rivera: Thanks Obama!

Via NY Post: Outraged Hispanic police groups are boycotting the Puerto Rican Day Parade next month because the event will celebrate a pardoned terrorist linked to one of the deadliest groups ever to target New York.

The NYPD Hispanic Society and the Rafael Ramos Foundation have pulled out of the June 11 Fifth Avenue march after it was announced that former FALN kingpin Oscar Lòpez Rivera will be honored as a “National Freedom Hero” at the event.

Note: FALN is Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional. Translated to English: Armed Forces of National Liberation.

Rivera, 74, had his 70-year sentence commuted by outgoing President Barack Obama in January. He had spent nearly 36 years in prison on conspiracy charges for his ties to the Puerto Rican nationalist group, which was responsible for more than 100 bombings in the 1970s and ’80s — including a 1982 blast at NYPD headquarters that left an officer maimed and a 1975 attack that killed four at Fraunces Tavern in the Financial District.

Supporters of Rivera — who was released Wednesday from house arrest in Puerto Rico with New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on hand — note he was never directly linked to any bombings and they considered him a political prisoner.

But the NYPD groups can’t forgive him for being a high-ranking member of the terror group.

“We support the NYPD members who were seriously injured and the families of the innocent people who lost their lives during these attacks throughout the United States and in our city,” the NYPD Hispanic Society said in a statement. “We took an oath to protect and serve the people. Unfortunately, this year’s views and values of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade committee do not conform with the society’s mission of promoting peace and unity.”

The Sergeants Benevolent Association joined the Hispanic groups in calling for a parade-sponsor boycott. “The FALN was one of the most dangerous terrorist organizations in American history,” SBA president Ed Mullins wrote in a letter to sponsors. “There is no justification in lauding or celebrating its murderous leader.”

Goya food dropped its sponsorship of the parade earlier this week — though the food giant didn’t explicitly say it was reacting to Rivera’s involvement.

The Rafael Ramos Foundation, named after the Brooklyn cop murdered in 2014, pulled its parade sponsorship, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association said Thursday. Ramos was of Puerto Rican descent.

Gov. Cuomo waffled Thursday on whether he’d go to the parade. “I just heard about it, so I’m going to look at the situation,” Cuomo said. “My inclination would be to march, but I don’t know the facts of the situation.”

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DNC delegate threatens to kill Romney

Yesterday, The Blaze was at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC’s Time Warner Cable Arena, to interview DNC delegates about their political views.

But The Blaze’s reporter didn’t expect to receive this answer from Julia Rodriguez, a native of Puerto Rico and a DNC delegate from New York. Screaming into the microphone, Rodriguez said:

“Romney will destroy this country completely. If I see him, I would like to kill him!

See the video for yourself, here.

It is a federal crime, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, to transmit any communication containing a threat to injure the person of another.

To help the FBI and law enforcement to find and identify this death-threater, this is what death-threater Julia Rodriguez looks like:

The Green Papers website says Julia Rodriguez is a DNC delegate from Bronx, New York.

The liberal media and alphabet TV networks will never report this, so please help this go viral by e-mailing this to your list and posting this on your Facebook page.

Let’s make sure this dangerous woman, Julia Rodriguez, is put behind bars.

UPDATE:

A spokesman for the Secret Service told The Daily Caller that they are aware of the video of Julia Rodriguez and that they’re taking the “appropriate follow-up steps” with the woman.

Meanwhile, the Secret Service arrested an African-American North Carolinian, 21-year-old Donte Jamar Sims, who had made death threats on Twitter against Obama.

~Eowyn

U.S. birth certificates and Social Security numbers sold on black market

Three years into his presidency, that curious occupant in the White House has still not produced his original hard-copy birth certificate, but instead has a team of lawyers whose job is to get judges dismiss, without hearing, one eligibility lawsuit after another. Nor has the matter of his Connecticut-prefix Social Security number been resolved.

For the naive, gullible, or just plain complicit people who still insist this man is legit, here’s news for you:

Birth certificate and Social Security number fraud is rampant.

The latest case is the arrest of 50 people for conspiring to sell hundreds of birth certificates, Social Security numbers and driver’s licenses to illegal aliens in the U.S.

Danica Coto reports for the AP, January 1, 2012:

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Fifty people have been accused of conspiring to sell the identities of hundreds of Puerto Ricans to illegal immigrants on the U.S. mainland in the largest single fraud case ever for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE], authorities said Wednesday.

Hundreds of birth certificates, Social Security numbers and driver’s licenses were sold for up to $2,500 a set as part of a black market ring based in Puerto Rico that operated from since at least April 2009, according to ICE Director John Morton. “The vast majority were legitimate documents obtained by fraudulent or false means,” he said.

[…] The documents would be sent through priority or express mail from Puerto Rico to brokers that operated in at least 15 states including Ohio, Texas, Florida and North Carolina, officials said.

About 80% of the documents involved were sold by Puerto Ricans whose names were on them, officials said. Those documents often were then used to apply for a driver’s license or a U.S. passport or to commit financial fraud. Puerto Ricans are often an attractive target because they are U.S. citizens with Hispanic surnames.

Morton said another 20 arrest warrants were issued on Wednesday in separate but similar cases, with 61 of 70 suspects either arrested or whose surrender was arranged.

[…] The 50 suspects were indicted by a federal grand jury on Dec. 29 on one charge each of conspiracy to commit identification fraud. If convicted, they face up to 15 years in prison.

~Eowyn

A different kind of Christmas card…

Nothing Says “Happy Birthday, Jesus!” Like a Leopard Devouring a Deer

Do you find this a little creepy?  San Juan, Puerto Rico mayor Jorge Santini’s family Christmas cards come with the saying, “Que esta Navidad ilumine tu sueño,” which translates to “May this Christmas light your dream” in English.

Santini defended the unusual card by saying he wanted to promote el Museo de Vida Silvestre (Museum of Wildlife), posing for five different shots around the museum. Other versions of the card include the family posing next to a penguin, and in front of an elephant greeting visitors.

Well, it may be a bit odd, but he is promoting something that he and the municipality founded.  But this card is not nearly as awkward as some of these beauties (from awkawrdfamilyphotos.com).

Betcha couldn’t guess this family loves to swim!

Wonder what baby will think?

Talk about creepy!

After seeing some of the other Christmas cards and photos, I’m not so sure that the Mayor’s is all that bad!

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How politicians are like serial killers

After the (now former) Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) sex-photos scandal, the oh-so-useful media must have decided such scandals are no longer newsworthy. There was another Weiner-like scandal that happened in August, but you never heard or read about it, right?

A “progressive” Puerto Rico senator, Roberto Arango, posted explicit photos of himself on the gay cruising app Grindr.

Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens; their President is the same as ours (Obama); the United States Congress legislates many aspects of Puerto Rican life. The islanders elect their own governor, vote in U.S. presidential primaries but not in U.S. presidential elections. Arango’s New Progressive Party wants Puerto Rico to become America’s 51st state.

The AP reports that Puerto Rico’s local news media published photos from the application showing “a man’s nude upper body with a cell phone obscuring his face,” and another showing “a rear view of a nude man on his hands and knees.” The fuzzy image of the face seemed to match Arango’s, and the man in the photo was also wearing Arango’s trademark necklace.

When exposed (sorry for the pun), Arango gave this incredible denial:

“You know I’ve been losing weight. As I shed that weight, I’ve been taking pictures. I don’t remember taking this particular picture but I’m not gonna say I didn’t take it. I’d tell you if I remembered taking the picture, but I don’t.”

He then promptly presented a letter of resignation.

The best part of this story is this:

Arango had previously voted in favor of Resolution 99, a proposal that would block any attempt to permit same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico. He has also opposed adoption rights for gay people.

In other words, like so many politicians, Arango is a hypocrite and a liar and utterly without conscience or a sense of remorse.

And it just so happens that those personality traits that are so common to politicians — superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness, lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others — are also common to psychopathic serial killers.

Jim Kouri, a vice president of the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police, came to that conclusion by using his law enforcement experience and data drawn from the FBI’s behavioral analysis unit. Kouri notes that both groups of criminals are psychologically capable of committing their dirty deeds free of any concern for social, moral or legal consequences and with absolutely no remorse.

Violent homicide aside, our elected officials often show many of the exact same character traits as criminal nut-jobs. The only difference is that serial killers run from the police, whereas politicians merely run for office.

Find out if you, too, are a psychopath by going HERE!  😀

A big h/t to FOTM’s Dennis Kolb

~Eowyn