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:

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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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jeanav says:

muh dick Your mother should have blown up when she gave birth to such a low life scum bag like yourself.  Take a hike, crash on a wall and drop dead.  But first, make sure to call the National Guards so they can fumigate the stink and pollution your worthless body leaves behind.

jeanav says:

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.

DawnHenke says:

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

luckypzz says:

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……

luckypzz says:

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 says:

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 says:

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 says:

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 says:

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.

RobertQuinones1 says:

muh dick  piece a shit tell that to my dad who in 1965 even do he was a country man from the hills of PR and didn’t speak English, but yes was drafted to go to Vietnam and fight for your sorry racist ass

RobertQuinones1 says:

jonesact  americans don’t even know their history, why should we know it

monae says:

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 says:

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 says:

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.

bigcockguy says:

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!!!

elpepe says:

RicardoSantiago I know (euro) how ignorant and dumb comment. Hopefully he will go to school some day or use the INTERNET FOR RESEARCH BEFORE OPEN HIS MOUTH.

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BruniePR says:

luis lopez Well said!

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Current commonwealthsCommonwealth of Puerto Rico
Of the current U.S. insular areas, the term was first used by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_(U.S._insular_area)#cite_note-2 Puerto Rico’s political relationship with the U.S. has been a continuing source of debate in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico, the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress, and the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_(U.S._insular_area)#cite_note-3
Despite the Spanish translation of the term “commonwealth”, Puerto Rico’s relationship with United States is not a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_of_Free_Association (which is the case for the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_States_of_Micronesia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palau, and the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foraker_Act in 1900, which was amended by the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jones-Shafroth_Act in 1917. The drafting of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_(U.S._insular_area)#cite_note-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%.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_(U.S._insular_area)#cite_note-5
Puerto Ricans have http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_citizen and vote for a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Commissioner_of_Puerto_Rico, with voice but without vote, in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives. With the exception of federal employees (such as employees of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Postal_Service, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States) 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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_Commission_for_Latin_America (ECLA) (associate member), the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organization_of_Ibero-American_States (full member), and the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibero-American_Summit (associate member).

DarrenCorder says:

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

1981may says:

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 says:

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 shirt 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 says:

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”….

MikeDoran says:

jonesact one signature lol

Britisha says:

muh dick Not before we drop one in the ghettos your whole family lives in.  Oh wait, we can just let them do it themselves.  They are pretty good at destroying their own homes when rioting.

JohnsyOh says:

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

tonpar1536 says:

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 says:

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 says:

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 says:

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

Felmacar72 says:

Actually, Irak is the spelling in Spanish (and almost every language). So, I can overlook that. However, Gulf is Gulf. Hehehehe. I wouldn’t like to imagine a GOLF war… Those balls are hard!!!

RafaelGarcia2 says:

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

ar3857 says:

Haters, get some love in your hearts, by the way we are mixed Thanks to Spanish conquers and Americans that invaded our land and fought the war with the Spanish conquerors. If some of you need more education on the subject you can go to college or you can go to your local library to get more information. I am proud to be a Puertorican, don’t get confused but I am also proud to be an American.

muh dick says:

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

muh dick says:

Fuck your dirty country and fuck you. No one asked you to fight our wars. It benefits you broke ass niggers by joining our military. Haha!

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You must want to see this petition to the White House.
http://wh.gov/ibXKK

Altair2571 says:

You know what good for him winning the lottery and I’m not from pr but I have to say something you all sit there and talk about how Americans don’t know shit not only that but you act like Americans who are not from Pr have not died in wars my father was 28 years in the military it’s fucking outrage to hear this shit not only that but who cares who can speak more fucking languages before you start saying one place is better than the other know this we are all from another place all of you need to quit this bullshit and and act our fucking age and help each other

locabebe says:

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 http://wlstorage.net/file/crs/RL30527.txt “natural-born” American citizens, which https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._President#Eligibility 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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Puerto_Rican_military_personnel 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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxation_in_Puerto_Rico#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 says:

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 says:

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 says:

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 says:

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 says:

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 says:

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 says:

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 says:

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 says:

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 says:

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 says:

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 says:

“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 says:

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 says:

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 says:

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.

luckypzz says:

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 says:

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.

verona love says:

I was going to reply to those ignorant comments but you basically wrote exactly how I feel… Thanks!!!! Q viva Puerto Rico hp

MarieTorres says:

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

jonesact says:

Sign this petition http://wh.gov/ibXKK

InnerPeace says:

Whew, some anger in here.  Actually, this entire article incites anger.  Look folks, it is easy to dig up incendiary comments on the internet.  Don’t let it get to you.  If you feel passionate anger because of something you read online, you’re being manipulated.  Breathe, step away from your keyboard, kiss your spouse and children, and chill in the sun for a bit.

There are lots of fantastic people in PR and in the mainland.

ManoloMunoz says:

You ignorant “dumb as fuck” ignorant americans make me sad that I live in this US soil with a bunch of uneducated retards but my Puerto Rican people and I are smart enough to know that PR is part of the US, we do pay taxes, and we fucking know more languages than your american ass so how are we not considered equal, or better yet, better than you after reading your comments on here. Y’all are pathetic and with this being said, I hope another Puerto Rican hits the lotto just to see y’all pissed off some more haha..

FES1234 says:

That’s GULF WAR. I’m pretty sure it was Gulf not golf. I fought in that one. Iraq not Irak. I agree with everything else except it should be our war, if your American , not your war, which implies exactly the opposite of your point. Otherwise your right.

LydiaSantiago says:

lets not even waste our energy to those ignorants,haters racist who are always  putting Puerto Rico dowm they only doing it because they are envy of us puertoricans ..we know our history,we know we are educated people and we are americans  be proud!

jandavus20 says:

We don’t need to pay federal taxes. American and foreign companies take over 34 BILLION US dollars from making  business in PR and don’t pay a penny because me allow them tax exceptions. Suck it up!!!

OrlandoC1 says:

All salary/Wage in Puerto Rico is imposed social security and Medicare tax at 100%, but we received 75% in benefits from Social Security and not Supplementary for US – elderly and disabled citizens.
Multi-state Lottery Association is not a federal agency o dependency and thus there no relation between federal income tax and playing them.
 Anyone living in Puerto Rico, must pay federal income tax if their wage comes out of Puerto Rico or pay-roll wage from federal government.

END

BruniePR says:

First, We are citizens of the United States, We pay Taxes, We speak English, We are Educated, NASA comes to this Island to recruit Students to work for them. We are included in the Power Ball cuz we paid an amount of money to participate, BEING U.S. CITIZENS! 
WE FIGHT UR WARS, DIE IN THEM CUZ WE’RE IN THE FRONT LINE OF ALL OF IT! GET EDUCATED BEFORE U THROW SHADE AT US HERE IN THE ISLAND. OH, THERE ARE A LOT OF WHITE PEOPLE LIVING HERE LIKE KINGS AND QUEENS CUS THEY ARE RICH. GO TO THE ISLAND OF CULEBRA, PR U’LL FIND A WHOLE LOT OF THEM, ON OUR SOIL, PUERTO RICAN SOIL!  @latinorebels @ZajiraZaja  @jayfonsecapr 
@kidyudi @BrentSuperDaddy @joegalvan @SteelersNasty  @CTJR7  @matty_lee87 @BrianLA_8 @wizdarev1 @wdkahlig @bangax2 @RealTallWolf @PFF_Joey @SniperLouisiana  @BreezusChriste 
Puerto Ricans in World War I
Puerto Ricans in World War II
Puerto Ricans in the Vietnam War
Puerto Ricans Missing in Action – Korean War
Puerto Ricans Missing in Action – Vietnam War
Puerto Rican recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross
Puerto Rican recipients of the Medal of Honor
Puerto Rican recipients of the Navy Cross
Puerto Rican women in the military
Puerto Rico Adjutant General
65th Infantry Regiment
Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal
Puerto Ricans in the Golf War
Puerto Ricans in Irak, Afghanistan War

sarge1usa says:

celos, el que pierde siempre se muere de celos y envidia, como dice Marc Anthony. felicitaciones al feliz ganador y ganadores. que lo disfrutes.

moonfee says:

Great Response, well said, thanks. Ignorance makes people Dumb. Lol!

WandaRamos says:

At least Puerto Ricans are American citizens , who of those who call themselves Americans are true Americans ? if we go to the past in the history yourself are not Americans , why? because they were born in america ? and why they think they have every right . if you Americans what came was to steal land , why not have a white president, because Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves

jdavila says:

Wow cannot believe some people must of then may not have a high school diploma.  Puertorriqueños was side by side in WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and any conflict defending our Patria and the USA.  Why they do not complain about that.

PeterMoya says:

DragonflyPR I made an account just to like your comment. Well said.

TorresJasonSr says:

FES1234 AdelaConde True and sad. When Puertorricans was fighting for their independence from Spain. They sent two emissaries to ask for help from continental congres, much the same way emissaries from US whent asking for help in Europe for their fight for independence. Only US got help from France. At the end resulted in a 4TH OF JULY And PR was invaded by the same soldiers that where supposed to help. And the end result. We are treated as a colony. We cant trade with our neighbours  nations and we are forced to use US martime shiping which by the way are the most  expensive. We  manufacture medication here. And are force to buy them only when they return from mainland at doble the price. How about that for taxes hidden in plain site But can’t  blame USA citizen for the ugly truth that never got teached at US  schools

FES1234 says:

LuzRuizBurgos I was on the school board in my home town for 2 yrs. They don’t pay the teacher enough. You would think they would have top priority in wages. They went on strike one year and the board asked me to be one of three reps to negotiate. I told them I was on the teachers side and had too decline. So, I would say it’s more of a national problem for more funds to be allocated for higher paid teachers which will motivate teachers instead of leaving them wondering why they decided to teach for just enough pay to get by. The state lottery is supposed to finance part of the education budget. As chairman of finance, this is back in 1987, I didn’t see a dime for our budget. This is a fact I’ve been trying to get public for a long time.

LuzRuizBurgos says:

All this ignorant coments make me feel the money i pay in federal taxes going direct to the garbage. In 2015 i can’t believe this is still happening, congress or politicians have to learn from this and school borad around america have to be careful and monitored what teachers do.. i have the same argument with my daughter history teaches she was saying at her class we are latins not americans and the first puertorricans enter in to america recorded enter thru england……i don’t know but someone have to revew and monitored was going on in our school bucause this is the result of all was going on inside of our schools. …so don’t blame ignorant blame the board who’s not puting atention wath if important. ….the acknowledge of our kids …..definitely someone its not doing there job….

M00ndawg says:

Dam ignorant… I’m so glad someone from the island won! Trailer Trash communities at their best…

RicardoSantiago says:

People are funny and ignorant  i love it the comment about using the euro is just plan stupidity we ate part of the USA  people read and welfare and unemployment  in Puerto Rico  is shit so do some research before you open your racist  and ignorant  asses

TonyRivera says:

It’s people like those racist, uneducated people that prove why this poor country of ours is going under quickly. I feel embarrassed for them people who thought they were sounding smart.

MarieAnnaGomez says:

Shame, , on,, some, peaple who dont Know the history of Puerto Rico. ..we are american citizen, , and we do Know both languege. .spanish and inglish, , ..

alberto carrasquillo sr says:

Congrats to the Boriquas that won the power ball.As to the ignorant folks that think freedom is free, obviously these people never serve in military, otherwise they would’ve been educated on the sacrifices and cotributions the Puerto Rican brothers and sisters have have made not limited to the ultimate sacrifice in war. Obviously you was to dumb to pass the test any test, so stay ignorant. Wait, wait, have someone read this for you, I’m sure you can read neither. Contact me at, http://www.imadumdmotherfucker.org.

FES1234 says:

Yes they pay all U.S. taxes except wage tax so as long as they buy a ticket why shouldn’t they win. Hell I;m happy to see anyone win, can you image what it must be like to become extremely wealthy in one day. Who wants to take that away from theses people? Like if he didn’t win you would have?

miguelgain says:

I can not belief how ignorant can people be! Anybody IN THE WORLD that buys a lottery ticket can collect! Tourists I can go to Spain right now as a tourist buy a national lottery ticket and collect even if I live in Key West Florida or I could go to Puerto Rico as a tourist buy a national lottery ticket from over there which also pay millions and live in the states and collect!

FES1234 says:

AdelaConde Why are you surprised? 50% of Americans don’t know who we fought in the Revolutionary War. I couldn’t believe it myself until I checked out into the survey. 75% don’t even know who we fought in the Cold War and have no idea at all who we fought in 1812. If the war of 1812 was never mentioned on TV no one would even know about it. I love my country and am proud I fought for her, but we have more than our share of really, really stupid people here.

AdelaConde says:

nirvanakdc94 They might like the morcillla up their ass too much! LOL

AdelaConde says:

Its quite obvious that those ignorant biggoted fools have no education. Proof that cousins should not marry each otherLOL

nirvanakdc94 says:

Hey gringuitos, do u know in how many wars PR
has lost their sons fighting 4 the US, we desrve not just 2 win powerball, we deserve 2 have a chance kicking those whitey ignorant racist dumb stupid low life parasites ASS. and stick a morcilla in their butts.

AdelaConde says:

It never ceases to amaze me the ignorance of some idiots. Im assuming they never had an education, because if THEY did they would know that we are part of the US and our money is american and our second language is english.  We pay taxes to the USA and we DONOT need green cards nor permits to be or work in the U.S.! How their education has failed them.IDIOTS! HEY IDIOTAS can you say DUH??!!!

DragonflyPR says:

Well, well I am really appalled! So much silly drivel coming from so many ignorants! 

Get a life, yes we play the Powerball in PR as well as in the USVI because we pay for the tickets with US Dollars in the same manner that it is done in NC and Ca. Oh and by the way, we do speak English and Spanish. Our Cable TV has CNN, Fox, MSNBC, BBC, TNT, ABC, NBC, CBS and lots of channels in English and Spanish. We hardly have any roads and mostly live in concrete house with running water, electricity, Phone, Internet, CATV, and all the amenities of a nice home. What we do not have is snow. 

So do yourself a favor, educate yourself and stop showing how ignorant you people are. Oh, Wikipedia is free and Google too! Ignorants!

Juan R Flores says:

Congrats to my country man or woman whom won the power ball .Hope they enjoy their riches..Viva Puerto Rico. .

NancySantiago says:

How could some people be so ignorant, stupid, etc….Puerto Rico is a self-governing commonwealth in association with the United States..  Puertoricans posses all the rights and obligations of US citizens, like common defense, market and currency.  We have been citizens since 1917…Go back to school or keep those stupid comments to yourself…

BelDym says:

The most violent element in society is…yep u guessed it…IGNORANCE!  I wish that the ppl who posted that PR shouldn’t be included in the Power Ball because it is not a state, would have even Googled facts first, before posting such ignorant posts.

AbelRamirez3 says:

Really irene you look retarded trying to defend PR and offend another country like Mexico,you doing just like this red neck hicks on Twitter makes yo no better, anyway Congrats to the PR Winner it’s a game of chance prior always get mad when they don’t win

BorikuaVargasGonzalez says:

There are alot of ignorant people in this world Puerto Rico is not a state but it is part of the United States we are better of then the Americans because we speak two languages we are not immigrants we fly first class.

CarmenRosario says: