A Winning Powerball Ticket Came From Puerto Rico: Let the Ignorance Begin

So last night’s Powerball drawing had three big winners: one in North Carolina, one in Texas and one in Puerto Rico. As you might expect, news of the Puerto Rico winner is getting the ignorant few a bit testy this morning. First up, one of our Rebeldes of El Paso told us that KLAQ’s Lisa Sanchez was saying during the news breaks that Puerto Rico winner shouldn’t have been part of the lottery because it wasn’t a state.

Ok.

Which led us to think, who else was saying the same thing? Looks like the news rubbed some people the wrong way (BTW, you can find more here):

Ok class, let’s say it together:

citizen

Although you do all know that the island is welcoming more and more wealthy people, right?

BTW, thanks, NBC News, for the H/T. You too, Buzzfeed.

And this just in: another perfect response to the ignorants.

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BenitaSuiz
BenitaSuiz

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jeanav
jeanav

To Ocie Edward athenia - You stupid Dominican Donkey, Viva Quisqueya, Viva your mother's polluted butt, Your criminal, stinky and ugly paisanos who live in the beautiful island  of Puerto  Rico, eat, live and breath because Puerto Ricans welcome them to their paradise, and you stupid, stupid, donkeys send send money back to your country so your savage, stuip paisanos can eat and not starve to death, go back to your backwards, backwoods, third world crappy country, and stop pollutting the beautiful island of Borinquen, You worthless animals will always bite the hand that feeds you.

luckypzz
luckypzz

We have enough of the lotto subject, what about the 20 million ellegal inmigrants walking our streets,drug dealers child molester,prostitute,drug users,criminals.The upper Manhattan is a big example of this garbage......

DawnHenke
DawnHenke

@luckypzz When you can't even spell illegal in your native language, and you complain about immigrants who can. <3

luckypzz
luckypzz

We got enough of the lotto subject,let's move on to something else....What about all 20,000 thousands illegal in this country,criminals,drug addicts , prostitute,child molesters  and who knows what else we have in our streets.New York upper manhattan drug dealers........

FES1234
FES1234

Yes, people are racist. It is a fact of life. No comments are going to change that. Since I signed up for livefyre every tenth e mail I get is still referring to the guy in PR winning the lottery. When someone hits the lottery for a huge amount of cash they already get a great deal of unwanted attention. Their phone doesn't stop ringing and there is always someone knocking on their door. I think it's wrong to let their names go public to begin with. Why not do these people a favor and let the subject drop. They already got enough attention stop adding to it.

yiyi68
yiyi68

There is no need to use bad language to express your opinion. Puerto Rico will always be considered not a part of the USA for many people. If we are considered less of a race here in the USA , then it should not surprise you with there stupid comments about PR having the lottery won.

RobertQuinones1
RobertQuinones1

Rodolfo Roman I don't think that Christian Jonh is in the military sounds like a pussy to me .oh excuse my first grader fucking english.

RobertQuinones1
RobertQuinones1

Una vez mas Christian John no estoy aqui para hablar mal de nadie por que tengo muchisimos amigos norteamericanos, y disculpa idiota que no se como carajos decirte que mi idioma principal es el espanol y por eso no hablo un ingles tan perfecto como el tuyo. Pero si habemos muchos puertoriquenos que hablamos muy bien el castellano. Y aqui te dejo para que aprendas a "fuck yourself" en puro castellano. Simple lleva tu cuerpo a la posicion de parado, luego dobla tu cuerpo hasta que obtengas un angulo de 180 grados, tomas tu dedo indice y lo llevas a la parte superior de tu orificio anal y luego ejerces presion.

PS Siempre critica el menos preparado, que haces en la milicia si con ese ingles debieras ser educador en Harvard.

monae
monae

Makes me sick to my stomach just by reading all the racist msgs, Just gotta say to the person who got it CONGRATS and God bless.. and them JELOUS HATERS, DON'T WISH ON OTHERS WHAT YOU DON'T WANT FOR YOURSELVES...

rn5392
rn5392

It is beyond me that in this date and age there are so many ignorant and bigoted SOB in this country. Get your facts right before opening your FUCKING mouth. you idiots. Congrats to the PR winner and spent it in good health.

chalkonthewall
chalkonthewall

I would like to point out that even if PR didn't pay taxes (they do) how does that relate to the lottery? it's the lottery, not a benefit to society. Here is an idea. open a global lotto that is run by the federal government. that is how we can pay off the national debt! lotto's make soooo much money. that said good luck to whoever won it in Puerto Rico.

bigcockguy
bigcockguy

Fuck all white people!!! White people are jealous because Hispanics are good looking, best culture ever, and becoming educated more than ever. Whites are a bunch of stink ass, dirty, faded looking pieces of trash. Go to hell!!!

luis lopez
luis lopez

Current commonwealthsCommonwealth of Puerto Rico

Of the current U.S. insular areas, the term was first used by Puerto Rico in 1952 as its formal name in English ("Commonwealth of Puerto Rico"). The formal name in Spanish for Puerto Rico is "Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico," ("Associated Free State of Puerto Rico"). The United States acquired the islands of Puerto Rico in 1898 after the Spanish-American War. In 1950, Congress enacted legislation (P.L. 81-600) authorizing Puerto Rico to hold a constitutional convention and in 1952, the people of Puerto Rico ratified a constitution establishing a republican form of government for the island.[2] Puerto Rico's political relationship with the U.S. has been a continuing source of debate in Puerto Rico, the United States Congress, and the United Nations. The issue revolves around whether Puerto Rico should remain a U.S. territory, become a U.S. state, or become an independent country. The debate has spawned several referenda, presidential executive orders and bills in the U.S. Congress. Ultimately the U.S. Congress is the only body empowered to decide the political status of Puerto Rico, as stated under the Territorial Clause.[3]

Despite the Spanish translation of the term "commonwealth", Puerto Rico's relationship with United States is not a Compact of Free Association (which is the case for the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, and the Marshall Islands). As sovereign states, these islands have full right to conduct their own foreign relations, while the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is part of the United States as a territory.The Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico, says that in 1952 there was a pact between Puerto Rico and the United States that gave Puerto Rico an autonomous government and removed it from the list of colonies.

The territory was organized by the Foraker Act in 1900, which was amended by the Jones-Shafroth Act in 1917. The drafting of the Constitution of Puerto Rico by its residents was authorized by Congress in 1951, and the result approved in 1952. The government of Puerto Rico has held several referenda with the options of U.S. statehood, independence, and commonwealth; the commonwealth option has won on the plebiscites held in 1967, 1993, and 1998.[4] In 2012 54% of the voters did not wish to continue the present territorial status. Of the non-territorial statuses, becoming a US state got 44% of the votes, Sovereign Free Associate State got 24%, Independence got 4%, and blank and null votes got 27%.[5]

Puerto Ricans have United States citizenship and vote for a Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, with voice but without vote, in the United States House of Representatives. With the exception of federal employees (such as employees of the United States Postal Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and servicemen in all branches of the military), residents of Puerto Rico generally do not pay federal income taxes (with the exception of Social Security and Medicare taxes) and Puerto Rico has no representation in the Electoral College that ultimately chooses the U.S. president and vice president.

Puerto Rico has sports sovereignty, with its own national Olympic team. Puerto Rico also participates in different international organizations such as the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA) (associate member), the Organization of Ibero-American States (full member), and the Ibero-American Summit (associate member).

DarrenCorder
DarrenCorder

I don't care either way, all I know is that PR chicks are hot! Especially when they are angry...

1981may
1981may

Fuck you! You racists bastards! Im glad for the Puerto Rican lady that won! You should be happy for ppl not negative! Were part of USA and you negative fucks are just jealous and god dont like ugly! Puerto Rican power!

SeniramNolocRivera
SeniramNolocRivera

Marc Anthony born in NY but grow up in Guayama, PR. Be side that all US talking crappie about PUERTO RICO we deserve more that you people's. First of all, Read history of how US take PR in 1940s, we a part of U S the same shit that District of Columbia. Idiots, the 1st soldiers going for war are Puerto Rican ok. We born US citizens better than you mother flowers. And we pay more taxes that you morones. Andd finally, imbeciles you don't want to see a Puerto Rican actitudes, idiotic racists. Learn first. WE SPEAK AND READ ENGLISH. WE ARE BETTER THAN YOU.

EricOrtiz
EricOrtiz

well, Marc Anthony was born in US... on the meme they can use other example.....
yes, an ignorant gringo can come with the "but he was born on NY"....

tonpar1536
tonpar1536

  I would challenge any  so called white American to an English spelling contest or  English grammar test.  I know I being Puertorriqueno would beat you with flying colors.  I did it before and I can do it again.  Most north Americans can't even speak proper English or know the grammar.


sonym
sonym

History lesson: PR become part of the U.S. in 1898 as a result of the Spanish American War.  Puerto Ricans became citizens with the Jones Act of 1917. Haters need to stop their nonsense!

YiselleEspinosaVidal
YiselleEspinosaVidal

It's so sad to know that even we know more than they do about their own history...so fucking ignorants. Google shit before u make an ass of yourself posting shit that makes no sense. You think you are all so samart and awesome Americans ( who can't even understand another language) , first of all you are fucking North Americans. America is way bigger than USA. Start learning that first and then we can talk about how North America aka USA (for the North Americans to understand) stole PR from spaniors and that ever since all you have done to the Island is take advantage of it. Go fucking google it. The least we deserve is the damn powe ball! So canto de morones! And this is just for those dumb fucks that made all the comments

IvetteCuri
IvetteCuri

WELLL WHAT ABOUT IF A PUERTORICAN WIN THE LOTTO BEING IN USA? ISTNT THE SAME SHIT THAN BEING IN PR? DAHHH

RafaelGarcia2
RafaelGarcia2

LA IGNORANCIA ES ATREVIDA...AND IF YOU DONT UNDERSTAND, GO AND FUCK YOURSELF...HA!

JohnsyOh
JohnsyOh

Did you read who created the petition. In come mierda en peňuelas lol

locabebe
locabebe

Here little bit of history-- Technically, Puerto Rico isn't considered to be a part of the U.S. (though certain laws treat it as if it were). Instead, it belongs to the U.S. as an "unincorporated" territory.--People born in Puerto Rico are considered "natural-born" American citizens, which qualifies them to run for president - but only after living in the U.S. proper for at least 14 years. They're also eligible to serve in the U.S. military, and quite a few of them have risen to high ranks within it. Since Puerto Rico has no senators or representatives in the U.S. congress, residents of Puerto Rico aren't able to vote for legislators. --residents of Puerto Rico are required to pay most U.S. federal taxes, and the territory contributes billions of dollars to the U.S. Treasury every year. However, most Puerto Rico residents who make all their money within the territory are exempt from one particular tax, the federal income tax, unless they work for the federal government. All Puerto Ricans still have to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on their income.

Havana_Cuba
Havana_Cuba

I am very happy that an individual from P.R won... Congrats!!! And to all those ignorant people who want to throw salt on others for actually having a blessing like that happen.. keep hating and being miserable because that's probably the only thing you're ever going to get in life... Misery and disappointments... Que viva Puerto Rico!!! Mi Otra Isla de encanto!!!

ElizabethLacey
ElizabethLacey

Well unfortunately they took government and history out of schools these days. And the kids here in the US are to busy learning how to take a test and fill in bubbles or tap answers on a I-pad to actually get taught about such things..Thank God my mom and grandparents insisted we learn about the world and actually had "encylopedias" in our home to look things up

I appoligize to Puerto Rico and it's people for the ignorance coming out of schools these days.

maldojas
maldojas

I am not sure about Marc Anthony being the poster kid for this, since he was born in NY. There are other people. Joaquin Phoenix, for example. or may be Raul Julia, Jose Ferrer, Rita Moreno, Roberto Clemente, they are also PR born and US Citizens.

maldojas
maldojas

The imminence of war with the US over Cuba, coupled with autonomist agitation within Puerto Rico, led Spain in November 1897 to grant to the island a charter with broad powers of self-rule. Led by Luis Muñoz Rivera, Puerto Ricans began to establish new organs of self-government; but no sooner had an elected government begun to function in July 1898 than US forces, overcoming Spanish resistance, took over the island. A cease-fire was proclaimed on 13 August, and sovereignty was formally transferred to the US with the signing in December of the Treaty of Paris, ending the Spanish-American War. The US government swept aside the self-governing charter granted by Spain and established military rule from 1898 to 1900. Civilian government was restored in 1900 under a colonial law, the Foraker Act, which gave the federal government full control of the executive and legislative branches, leaving some local representation in the lower chamber, or House of Delegates. Under the Jones Act, signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson on 2 March 1917, Congress extended US citizenship to the islanders and granted them an elective senate, but still reserved vast powers over Puerto Rico to the federal bureaucracy.

Laura N Johnson
Laura N Johnson

I'm a Puerto Rican and yes, we are born U.S. Citizens.  So to those who made the STUPID comments, read up more on our beautiful island.  We pay taxes and can travel without a freaking Passport to the U.S. as many times as we want.  I'm so happy someone from the island won.  Wishing you all the best.  Que Viva mi isla bella.

totolita
totolita

A little history for some..... Puerto Ricans became a part of the U. S. in settlement of the Spanish -American War. Puerto Ricans have been U.S. citizens since 1917. From a proud American, born in Puerto Rico.

JayBoOgie
JayBoOgie

Most of ya fuck heads about 99% probably didnt play the damn lotto and yet ya on here talking shit...ta people are a fucking joke....and ya fucking hating....smh

ivonne15
ivonne15

We just speak english and spanish. We learn about their history since we are in second grade. Actually they come from Texas to Puerto Rico to hire teachers for their school. Now I ask, who is the stupid one ? !!

ILeonardo
ILeonardo

Puerto Rico became part of the United States in what is known as The Treaty of Paris of 1898. It was ceded by Spain as a bounty of war. In 1917 President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones-Shafroth act granting US citizenship to Puerto Rico. In 1915, even before we became citizens, United States rang the first shots in World War I on a German submarine from the Spanish fort in Puerto Rico, about 20,000 Puerto Ricans where drafted for WWII. In WWII more than 65,000 were drafted to raise arms against the enemies of the United States. About 48,000 were drafted during The Vietnam war. The point is, my fellow Americans, please do not be ignorant and uneducated, we Puertoricans are natural born citizens, governed by jurisdiction of the United States. We put in the same money you do to the lottery, by the way our currency is the ol'mighty dollar that reads In God We Trust, I think we are entitled to win it like any other American every now and then.

PS: Our official languages are Spanish and English

latinwillow55
latinwillow55

LET'S ENLIGHTEN SOME PEOPLE,  PUERTO RICO IS A COMMONWEALTH OF THE UNITED STATES. AND AS SUCH WAS PERMITTED TO BE PART OF THE LOTTERY.  WHEN WE GO TO WAR, I DO NOT HEAR ANYONE SAY "OH NO" PUERTO RICO CAN'T GO TO WAR, BUT SOMEONE WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO WIN AND ALL YOU HAVE TO SAY IS "THAT ISN'T RIGHT.  GROW UP PEOPLE.  LEARN SOME HISTORY BEFORE OPENING YOUR MOUTH.


HAVE A NICE DAY

fiorejerry
fiorejerry

Este es uno de tantos premios, también se vendió uno de 2 millones inmediatamente se comenzó a vender el Powerball....los puertorriqueños somos muy jugadores y aportamos al botín...así que...sorry.... ;)

robertocofresi
robertocofresi

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”  Issac Asimov

AdelaConde
AdelaConde

You know what saddens me the most? That the prejudice and ignorance comes from people who were discriminated against themselves.  We cant change the world only ourselves.. all we can  do is educate our children to be better citizens.

Ricartedr
Ricartedr

We just won the lotto twice. We won the opportunity to teach our fellow Americans the real story about, political and economics relationship that started on 1917, when USA invaded our Island.

They imposed a law called "Ley De Cabotaje". That infamous law, says that to do business out or into PR you have to use the American Merchant Marine. PR is the best customer that this powerful

Unions have and they use all their money to lobby in the US congress to keep us tight to it. I'm talking about big money fellows. All the capital gain made by the U.S. Pharmaceutical Co.that scape the Island "Tax Exempt". We are talking about big money my friends. Look at the #'s, It is not a matter of trust what I said.. Make your own investigation.. From what we pay in Social Security, we

Receive only 75% back in benefits. What about Medicare and the list goes on and on.......................

For all that; we get the benefit of participate in all the wars, we have been used as "Ginnea Pigs"in multiple occation

EnriqueFarid
EnriqueFarid

We can die in your wars, we can pay doble taxes, we can't have free commerce in our ports, we earned our US Citizenship, we were invaded by the US....and we can't win a lottery?! We all are Americans. This is a typical egocentric and xenophobic reaction of a ignorant and narcissistic country that was made by immigrants. The only nation to use atomic bombs against humanity...Please, look at yourself first.

muh dick
muh dick

Should drop the a bomb on that sorry excuse for an island you call pr

Britisha
Britisha

@muh dick Not before we drop one in the ghettos your whole ras family lives in.  Or we can just let them do it themselves.  They are pretty good at destroying their own homes when rioting.  Just piss them off and they will burn every Quik Mart in the South.  This is how STUPID they are.  Why bother with those particular jealous low lives who live in the U.S. but are still mostly a BROKE and RETARDED culture that depends on a WHITE massa having a white guilt trip to even do anything?  

luckypzz
luckypzz

Puerto Ricans are american  citizens by law since 1917 ignorants ,uneducated people....He got the ticket in PUERTO RICO,because they play lotto and powerball in the island and they pay taxes,ignorants. A DOMINICAN won the lotto in New York and 90% are illegal inmigrants just like the mexicans and  colombians and so on but nobody says anything about that and they send the  money they make here back to their countries to support the economy. The President is trying to make them  part of our  country,well wake up cause that is worst than Puertorican american winning the powerball.

luckypzz
luckypzz

A Dominican won the lotto in New York and he was an illegal inmigrant,  like the mexican, colombians and so on........Puerto Ricans are american  citizen  since 1917 by law and contribute to everything.Ignotants,uneducated mother fffffffffffffffffffffffffff.

MarieTorres
MarieTorres

Quisqueya????..That's Dominican Republic.....Que Viva Puerto Rico! Where we are American Citizens.

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