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  • Caribbean Fantasy ferry fire: More than 500 passengers to abandon ship...

    08/17/2016 7:49:29 AM PDT · by cll · 21 replies
    Mirror Online UK ^ | 8/17/16 | Alex Wellman
    Hundreds of passengers on board a packed ferry are being forced to abandon ship after a blaze broke out on board. US Coastguards raced to the scene after receiving reports that a huge fire caught hold of a massive ship carrying more than 500 people. A number of people are feared to be in the water - according to the Coastguard - but it is not yet known if any are injured. Lifeboats According to reports, the vessel is a passenger ferry that caught fire just a mile outside San Juan bay in Puerto Rico. The US Coastguard revealed it...
  • Progressive Paradise Lost

    07/04/2015 10:07:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 1, 2015 | Salim Furth
    It’s a progressive paradise.Public employees get 30 vacation days a year. Anyone who works over eight hours in a day gets paid time-and-a-half. Employees have strong rights.The minimum wage is high: 77 percent of the median wage.Environmental regulations are settled beyond the pressure of local economic interests. The forests and mountains are pristine destinations for ecotourism.Energy costs are kept high, pushing consumption down to a level deemed “socially beneficial”. Utilities have strong public backing and provide jobs to thousands.Union jobs in shipping are protected from outsourcing to cut-rate foreign competitors.The social safety net is buoyant and provides a solid working-class standard...
  • Pro-Lifers Who Defended Church From Violent Pro-Abortion Mob are Heroes

    12/17/2013 7:01:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | Fr. Shenan Boquet
    This Sunday, Gaudete Sunday, we light the third candle of the Advent wreath. The rose-colored candle and the priests rose vestments mark a change in the tenor of this penitential season. For those who have been using Advent as a time to prepare heart and home for the celebration of Christs birth, it is a reminder to rejoice in His approaching arrival. For all it is a reminder to get serious with the remainder of the season and use it profitably, to exercise not the feeling, but the virtue, of Hope. And we do need hope. I dont know how...
  • San Juan oil drilling heats up in N.M. Swift and Huntington explore in Colorado

    12/08/2013 2:38:58 PM PST · by tightoil67 · 7 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | 12/07/2013 | Chuck Slothower
    An Encana Corp. rig explores for oil south of Farmington. The company has drilled about 30 wells in the area. Encana Corp. plans to pour $250 million to $450 million into drilling oil wells on New Mexicos side of the San Juan Basin next year, the company says. The Canadian company has aggressively pursued San Juan Basin oil, drilling about 30 wells to date. The drilling is concentrated near Huerfano, N.M., southeast of Farmington. Our strategy really is to shift our portfolio more towards oil, so were really focusing on areas where we can do that, and the San Juans...
  • Horror: Violent mob of topless pro-abort feminists attacks praying men defending cathedral (VIDEO)

    12/02/2013 7:08:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 81 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Sofia Vazquez-Mellado
    Buenos Aires, December 2nd, 2013 ( Extremely disturbing video footage from Argentina shows a mob of feminists at a recent protest attacking and sexually molesting a group of Rosary-praying Catholic men who were peacefully protecting the cathedral in the city of San Juan from threats of vandalism. The women, many of them topless, spray-painted the mens crotches and faces and swastikas on their chests and foreheads, using markers to paint their faces with Hitler-like moustaches. They also performed obscene sexual acts in front of them and pushed their breasts onto their faces, all the while shouting get your rosaries...
  • DEA agent killed in Colombia during apparent robbery attempt

    06/21/2013 10:11:55 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/21/13
    A DEA agent has died in an apparent robbery attempt in Colombia, U.S. Ambassador Michael McKinley said Friday. Colombian authorities said the American agent was stabbed four times.
  • Mayors Bizarre Family Christmas Photo Goes Viral (Mayor of San Juan, PR)

    12/13/2011 12:24:40 PM PST · by DemforBush · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/13/11 | melissa knolwes
    Right about now, you're probably starting to receive Christmas cards from friends and family. It's pretty safe to assume that most of them are adorned with candid shots of smiling faces, and some even have a picture of the newest addition to the family: a kid or man's best friend. Well a Christmas card from San Juan's mayor just earned him a spot on the famous blog ""...
  • Drugs, Santa Muerte Shrine Found in Stash House(South Texas)

    05/16/2011 8:45:04 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    KRGV ^ | 05/16/2011
    SAN JUAN - Hidalgo County Sheriff's deputies are searching for the suspects of a drug stash house. The house was filled with thousands of pounds of marijuana, a shrine devoted to Santa Muerte and an empty box of AK-47 ammunition. Deputies raided the home off the intersection of Linda and Jardin Street, just north of Highway 495 at 9 p.m. Saturday night. Inside, they found every room in the home filled with bundles of marijuana. The bundles weighed about 7,000 pounds and filled the beds of five pick-up trucks. "I'll guarantee you, it'll be several drug trafficking organizations that are...
  • FBI making numerous arrests in Puerto Rico corruption investigation

    10/06/2010 8:34:33 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/06/10 | CNN
    Federal agents were arresting more than 100 people, 60 of them police officers, Wednesday in a major law enforcement operation targeting corruption in Puerto Rico, according to a senior law enforcement source familiar with the case.
  • Well, at least he's getting good mileage now

    05/03/2010 9:05:08 PM PDT · by mojitojoe · 359+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | 4/30/2010 | Rick Chandler
    You're saying right now that this couldn't possibly be what it looks like, but yes, it is. A man -- David Morales Colon, from Puerto Rico -- was embalmed and mounted on his Honda CBR600F4i motorcycle for his wake. "With full Repsol colors," points out The Sidecar blog at, which leaves out the fact that he isn't wearing a helmet. Safety violation! The work was done by the Marin Funeral Home in San Juan.
  • Alert - Female suicide bombers may be heading here from Yemen

    01/22/2010 9:21:19 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 19 replies · 1,824+ views ^ | January 22, 2010 | Richard Esposito, Rhonda Schwarts and Brian Ross
    Snips: At least six people on the no-fly list were denied boarding in a 48-hour period between Saturday and Monday this week, according to the officials. Two of the six were stopped at London's Heathrow Airport.M. On Saturday, an Egyptian man on the no-fly list was stopped from flying on American Airlines flight 113 from London to Miami. The next day, Sunday, a Saudi Arabian passenger was stopped from boarding United Airlines flight 929 to Chicago. Officials said the man was sent back to Saudi Arabia by the British. In two other overseas cases involving people on the no-fly list,...
  • Fetus found in gift box, couple charged

    12/15/2009 2:19:22 AM PST · by myknowledge · 27 replies · 1,740+ views
    Nine News ^ | December 15, 2009
    A south Texas couple put an aborted 7-month-old fetus in a gift box under a Christmas tree after they were unable to flush the remains down a toilet, authorities allege. Ruby Lee Medina, 31, and Javier Gonzalez, 37, of Mission, were charged on Monday with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Their bonds were set at $US20,000 ($A21,820) each. San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez said police found the fetus inside the woman's trailer home on Thursday after getting an anonymous tip. Autopsy results are pending but Gonzalez said police believe the woman used pills to induce an...
  • Large explosion in San Juan, Puerto Rico [Caribbean Petroleum Corp facility]

    10/22/2009 10:25:23 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 97 replies · 6,055+ views
    BNO News ^ | Oct 23
    A large explosion has rocked an industrial complex in Puerto Rico's capital San Juan. No word on causes or casualties.
  • Two-Hour Riot in Puerto Rico's Capital Leaves Several Injured

    08/21/2009 1:24:18 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 35 replies · 1,948+ views
    (English-language translation) SAN JUAN - A long riot left an undetermined number of people injured, including police officers, on busy Universidad Avenue in Ro Piedras early Friday morning. The [Commonwealth] Police [Department] released a brief report about the incident in which it is mentioned that five San Juan municipal police officers were injured, but no mention is made of how many civilians were hurt during the brawl in which officers several times threw tear-gas bombs at the mob which, in turn, threw cans and stones at police. Sergeant Wilberto Soto with the Municipal Police told Commonwealth Police officers that the...
  • [Feds, Local Authorities At Odds Over] Eliminating Cat Colony in [Old] San Juan, Puerto Rico

    06/09/2008 12:30:37 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 19 replies · 86+ views
    (English-language translation) Stowaway rats that enter the Port of Old San Juan through cruise ships and other vessels will not have to fear the old citys cats if Commonwealth Veterinarian Carlos Carazo accomplishes his plan to eliminate the sterilized-cat colonies the Save A Gato [Cat] group is trapping and sterilizing to control the population. However, the National Park Service (NPS), the federal agency having custody over [Fort] El Morro, has determined that it is necessary to keep a cat colony in order to prevent diseases caused by rats. According to a letter Carazo sent NPS last week, the Department of...
  • 15,000 workers march agains labor, socialist organizations

    12/19/2007 7:58:42 AM PST · by cll · 12 replies · 79+ views ^ | 12/19/2007 | Sandra Morales
  • Man sneaks 14 guns into jet's cabin at OIA

    03/07/2007 10:24:02 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 16 replies · 946+ views
    orlando sentinel ^ | March 7, 2007
    An airline employee at Orlando International Airport used his security privileges Monday to sneak a duffel bag containing 13 handguns, an assault rifle and 8 pounds of marijuana aboard a Delta flight to San Juan. Puerto Rico police arrested Thomas Anthony Munoz, 22, of Kissimmee and confiscated the weapons after he walked off Delta Air Lines Flight 933 on Monday afternoon, carrying a bagful of weapons. It was unclear Tuesday night precisely who notified Puerto Rico authorities at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport near the capital of San Juan, but it's possible that Munoz's arrest was part of a larger...
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico Prepares for Independence Day Observance

    06/27/2006 6:48:07 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 9 replies · 1,289+ views
    El Vocero de Puerto Rico (Spanish-language article) ^ | June 27, 2006 | Maricelis Rivera Santos
    (English-language translation) The 4th of July commemoration in the Municipality of San Juan will cost some $50,000 and will feature Mayor Jorge Santini, former Governor Carlos Romero Barcel, Senator Pedro Rossell, and retired Navy Admiral Kevin Green as invited speakers. Santini reported yesterday that the observance will be dedicated to Romero for his defense of the democractic system, and an official representative of the White House is expected. "We celebrate the sixth edition of the traditional 4th of July activities under my administration, a day that commemorates the independence of the nation we are citizens of, an activity that had...
  • 100 days of fasting marks objection to Minutemen [S. Texas]

    02/13/2006 10:17:24 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 52 replies · 902+ views Rio Grande Valley Bureau ^ | 02/13/2006 | Jesse Bogan
    SAN JUAN A human rights organization sympathetic to undocumented immigrants celebrated the end of 100 days of collective fasting Sunday in response to the unwelcome presence of hatred on our border by the Minutemen, a group that aims to stop illegal border crossings. From a 78 year-old woman to a 10-year-old boy whose grandmother drowned in the Rio Grande, 165 people participated in the 3-month-long protest by taking turns not eating for 24 hours at a time. When we are really honest with ourselves, we must admit that our lives are all that really belong to us, Juanita Valdez-Cox,...
  • Marine fills two roles in War on Terrorism

    08/05/2005 5:30:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 307+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 5, 2005 | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    FALLUJAH, Iraq (Aug. 5, 2005) -- A year and a half ago Luis Lopez ventured from his homeland of San Juan, Puerto Rico to U.S. shores and an intense Marine Corps recruit training regimen. He possesses degrees in criminal justice and psychology from the University of Puerto Rico and owned property back home, but gave up this lifestyle to pursue dreams in America. I came into the Marines mostly to learn English, but also because I believed them to be the best branch of the armed services, said the 25-year-old lance corporal and infantry mortar man with Weapons Company, 1st...
  • Inside ICE, July 4, 2005 e-newsletter

    07/02/2005 3:10:06 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 26 replies · 616+ views
    Inside ICE ^ | July 4, 2005 | Inside ICE, July 4, 2005 e-newsletter
    ICE Honors Citizen Soldier Heroes As the nation celebrates the 229th anniversary of its= Declaration of Independence, ICE offices all over the country= are honoring their citizen-soldiers who have courageously served= and sacrificed to help the people of Iraq and Afghanistan secure= their independence and freedoms=2E More ICE Agents Arrest 34 in San Juan Project SAN JUAN, P=2ER=2E=97ICE agents, working with other federal, state= and local law enforcement agencies in Puerto Rico, arrested 34= persons on gun and drug charges in the Vista Hermosa public= housing project in the municipality of Rio Piedras, Puerto= Rico=2E=09=09 More ICE Joins Forces with...
  • Catholic Archbishop of San Juan, Puerto Rico Speaks on the Terri Schiavo Case

    03/28/2005 1:37:28 PM PST · by rrstar96 · 12 replies · 510+ views
    El Vocero de Puerto Rico (Spanish-language article) ^ | March 28, 2005 | Liz Arelis Cruz Maisonave
    (Abridged English-language translation) San Juan Archbishop Roberto Gonzlez would support legislation in Puerto Rico to prevent a human being from being starved to death as in the case of Terri Schiavo. In statements with reporters after celebrating Easter Sunday Mass, [Gonzlez] emphasized that forgetting Jesus' triumph over death brings about a devaluation of the dignity of man. He pointed out the Schiavo case as an example of how something that initially may be done out of good intentions degenerates into violence against human dignity. "I believe that every human being has a right to food and water," he stated. "There...
  • God is welcome in the capital of Puerto Rico

    01/13/2005 11:49:55 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 7 replies · 962+ views
    El Vocero de Puerto Rico (Spanish-language article) ^ | January 13, 2005 | Liz Arelis Cruz Maisonave
    (Translated excerpt) "I am going to get God involved in the municipality's affairs, whether this island's politicians like it or not. We are going to open spaces for prayer and reflection for whoever wants to pray either the Old or New Testament, or to God, Jehovah, or whoever," San Juan Mayor Jorge Santini warned. With this statement, he issued a warning to judges that he will encourage prayer during work hours and in municipal spaces, in addition to including in his work agenda for the next four years the strengthening of the Office of Religious Affairs to offer services to...
  • U.S. group censures (mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico) Santini for position on weapons ban

    08/27/2004 10:02:01 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies · 448+ views
    PRWOW ^ | August 28th, 2004
    SAN JUAN (AP) - The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a U.S. group that is leading the fight to extend the federal ban on the manufacture and sale of assault weapons, has censured San Juan mayor Jorge Santini, for his opposition to renewing the ban. Brian Malte, spokesman for the campaign chairman, publicly endorsed Santinis opponent in the race for the office of mayor San Juan, Eduardo Bhatia, and called Santinis opposition to the Federal Assault Weapons Ban irresponsible and shocking. Mayor Santini is putting at risk the lives of the children of San Juan, their families, and the...
  • Stray Cats in San Juan, Puerto Rico Given a Reprieve

    08/04/2004 6:21:57 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 3 replies · 589+ views
    (English-language translation) Walter Chvez, Administrator of the National Park Service in San Juan, agreed in principle to a program that would save the lives of stray cats living around San Juan Gate and the base of the [Spanish-era] walls along Old San Juan, but has not yet signed the agreement that would allow for the program to begin. The Save-a-Gato Foundation is willing to begin the program tomorrow, according to Carol Varela, spokesperson for the group, but they need the federal officials approval in writing. The agency was going to pay for the cats extermination until defenders of animals from...
  • Daycare Center in Puerto Rico Named after Ronald Reagan; Bob Dole Attends Opening Ceremony

    07/06/2004 2:02:25 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 1 replies · 240+ views
    (English-language translation) The Municipality of San Juan [in Puerto Rico] inaugurated yesterday a new daycare center for its employees' children, which has been named after the late former President Ronald Reagan. Former Senator Robert Dole, who was present at the opening ceremony, stated that, during his years in the Senate, he treasured the approval of projects such as Head Start, this specific one of his preference. He pledged to inform the Reagan family of the dedication of this daycare center and affirmed that they will be very honored. Meanwhile, San Juan Mayor Jorge Santini indicated that the center, located in...
  • NBC KCRA-3 just gave the most biased report on proposed sex-ed changes in the SJUSD.

    05/24/2002 12:36:23 AM PDT · by let freedom sing · 17 replies · 799+ views
    NBC KCRA 3 11pm broadcast | May23, 2002 | NBC KCRA 3
    NBC KCRA-3 just gave the most biased report on proposed sex-ed changes in the SJUSD. They said it was approved by committee, and did NOT mention there were objections by two committee members and growing dissent from parents in the district. EVERYONE they showed in the interview, from adults to STUDENTS, gave approval for teaching explicit condom use. I've never seen a more biased report. They interviewed Deidre Powell-- SJUSD public affairs, who said kids need this. Kids need a fair abstinance education-- not the Making Safer Choices full-of holes theory that Planned Parenthood and its shadow organizations foist on...
  • Parents protest sex ed change

    05/23/2002 12:00:49 PM PDT · by let freedom sing · 41 replies · 579+ views ^ | Thursday, May 23, 2002 | J.D. Sparks -- Neighbors Staff Writer
    <p>A San Juan district proposal to add lessons on condoms in high schools angers some. The San Juan Unified School District's curriculum and standards committee voted to adopt material from a sex education textbook despite the objections of some parents who felt it is too explicit.</p>