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Old 06-11-2009, 11:05 AM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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What on earth are you talking about?
Due to increased tensions with Venezuela the Dutch have sent an battalion of Royal Netherlands Marines and a Royal Netherlands Navy squadron of a frigate and some patrol boats to the Caribbean.
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Due to increased tensions with Venezuela the Dutch have sent an battalion of Royal Netherlands Marines and a Royal Netherlands Navy squadron of a frigate and some patrol boats to the Caribbean.
Isn't that very old news based on Hugo Chavez's rather idle protestations and threats of a couple of years ago? The Netherlands forces have always been a large presence in Curacao where they work with both American and European forces throughout the Lesser and Greater Antilles in interdiction maneuvers tracking down drug shipments. You might want to do more research. Cheers!
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:36 PM
 
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Default Learn to defer right from wrong or wrong from right.

Thread, you misconstrue things and make erroneous suppositions; first of all, one have the rights to vouch their opinions and beliefs. Make it clear that just because you say one person is doing wrong does not mean you are against them( Americans); this is absurd the think this way. I am an American Puerto Rican and very proud to be so, but this does not mean that I agree with what is wrong or done wrong by an American or Puerto Rican American.

Puerto Ricans have received many good things from the U.S, and some political, social and economic concerns that have been ignored, suppressed and unattended by congress-making it difficult to ignore; however, history continues and such does Puerto Rico's political situation and relationship with the U.S. There have been some improvement and not as much as many Puerto Ricans want it to be. However, we are proud being part of the United States and citizens of the U.S.

Being truthful and acknowledging right from wrong does not mean you have to agree to all that is done wrong to by some Americans. We Puerto Ricans don't all agreed that the U.S. Navy should have been stationed in the Island of Vieques, yet some feel they should have never left. Their opinions differs, but this still does not make them less Puerto Rican or less Americans. For example, racism is not always agreed or accepted by most Americans, yet some can not see what is being done wrong or simply foment more trouble instead of fixing the problem. This does not make them less person or less Americans.

I am not against Americans, never have, but if someone does something wrong, you don't need to agree with it. The U.S Congress have full control of Puerto Rico and its oceans; the federal government regulates all the land in P.R. and all the land construction must go through a rigourous community block evaluation to receive permits for any constructions or development.

It is blatant that Americans are benefitting and so are the Puerto Ricans, and this is what matters. However, you can not cover the truth as it always surges at the end. There are many social injustice and negative things going around in the world that you just can't ignore, and this does not make you less American or Puerto Rican, even though you hope to see things change for the better...........get my point.

Russians Vessels in Venezuela may not be looked as a threat, but you can not never say their is a possibility as President Hugo Chavez continues making threats against the U.S., and he continues to act as a communist with his people; swipping people of their rights and of their properties.

Our relationship with the U.S. place Puerto Ricans on the American side, even though you say we are Latin-Americans, we are and feel like Americans and will always fight on the side of the Americans. Our 111 years under the U.S. Flag (customs and traditions) have made Puerto Ricans feel like Americans, even when their are differences.


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Old 07-21-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: La Isla Encanta, Puerto Rico
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Default Let's mine us some black gold and gold gold!

I appreciate your brilliant geologic insights. That is truly remarkable that gold AND oil co-exist in both the South and North Puerto Rican Terenchs (sic). I suppose that they can be mined and drilled using the top secret CIA's gilled mutant "aquamen". I just want clarification: is the gold from sunken ships only or is there natural gold deposits, too, possibly related to the fermentation of the oil from source materials?

I don't think the National Enquirer is your source; suspect more likely an opium-induced dream.


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Puerto Rico according to its history is potential for on and off shore crude oil. In addition, just recently over the coast of Aguadilla City, in Puerto Rico, they discover over 400 Spanish Vessels some estimate in having between gold worth over 7,000 million dollars. Puerto Rico has and will always be an important strategic military point of interest to the United States of America. The United states has benefited over 4 times more politically, economically and strategically than what little federal money is invested in Puerto Rico. Now having both crude oil and millions in gold both in the South and Puerto Rican North Terench, no wonder many U.S. submarines are doing too many research-they are actually digging out the gold as Puerto Rico was the Crown State, where all the gold first came before departing to Spain. Inclusive, Isla La Mona, which belongs to Puerto Rico, was used to feed the Spaniard before they sailed to South America, this is the area where over 400 ships with gold have just been recently discovered this last month of January, 2009. Puerto Rico is very rich, its ocean/South Caribbean Sea area around the island itself, has too many gold that is worth while digging. Puerto Rico has 78 beautiful cities that are growing each year; it is a beautiful place to visit, as it is about time the U.S. analyzes well what President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is doing, as he has mentioned on t.v., that he will develop the biggest military base in Margarita Island. This is definately a threat to the Island of Puerto Rico and the U.S. The U.S. must re-open several military bases in Puerto Rico, as it had closed many, leave one or two in existance. Now, the U.S. sees it was an error to close most military bases in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is less than 540 miles North of Isla Margarita de Venezuela, and only 550 miles North of Caracas, Venezuela, where all the rich oil basin exist.
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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Puerto rico baby!
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:54 PM
 
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They have explored and there is no oil on the island or in the nearby oceans. And that story about tons of gold from ships is not true. There could be sunken Spanish ships near the coast but who knows if they have treasure.

Special note: A few months ago there was an island legislator who said they should recover a spanish ship that allegedly was carrying some gold and silver and which sank near the coast of the City of Arecibo in order to help pay for the Central American and Caribbean games to be held next year in PR.. After she said that everyone started laughing at her ridiculous idea.

Has for Venezuela invading PR. it will not happen. They have no designs on PR.. Venzuela is one hour by Jet (500 miles/ 804 Km.) due south from PR.. And Venezuelas oil is mostly in the Western Venezuelan State of Zulia in lake Maracaibo 600 miles (965 Km.) to the SW of PR.
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Puerto Rico
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Puerto Rico does not need oil deposits. It has abundance of sun, wind, and wave energy to surpass any deposits of oil. If these can be tapped into, Puerto Rico could be the very first nation to generate its entire electric needs without using a single drop of oil.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:13 PM
 
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Puerto Rico does not need oil deposits. It has abundance of sun, wind, and wave energy to surpass any deposits of oil. If these can be tapped into, Puerto Rico could be the very first nation to generate its entire electric needs without using a single drop of oil.
Sounds good. Problem is the people who import the oil do not really want things to change. It is bad for there business.

PR. should try to build more Hydroelectric dams if posible. Costa Rica receives over 90% of there electric power via a Hydroelectric dam. Honduras just built a Hydroelectric dam to supply there growing demand.

Paraguay's electric power almost in its entirely is Hydroelectric. It is more energy then they need so they sell the majority of there Hydroelectric power they sell to Argentina, Brazil and Chile.
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Puerto Rico
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Eco-tourism is on a rise. Perhaps this will catch on in PR as well. Oil people don't want things to change, but some industries are standing up. Recently I read an article that Walmart in PR signed a deal with a solar-energy company to install solar panels on its rooftops. It takes a bit of time, but things will change.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Scranton
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Walmart doing solar panels sounds great. If more companies start doing the same, it will keep PR's power grid from being overcharged, and that will mean less blackouts.
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