The perfect human is Puerto Rican

Recent news of James Watson’s auction of his Nobel Prize medal has unearthed a very unpleasant memory for me.

In March 2004 I attended an invitation only genomics meeting at the famed Banbury Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. I had heard legendary stories about Banbury, and have to admit I felt honored and excited when I received the invitation. There were rumors that sometimes James Watson himself would attend meetings. The emails I received explaining the secretive policies of the Center only added to the allure. I felt that I had received an invitation to the genomics equivalent of Skull and Bones.

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Taco Salads, Strawberries and the GOP Leader’s Visit To Congress

Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez: I gave a speech this morning on the House Floor welcoming the new leader of the Republican Party to Capitol Hill and showing him what is on the menu in the cafeterias today — taco salads (the food Republicans eat to show their love for The Hispanics) and strawberries (which almost certainly were picked and packed by undocumented farmworkers), which is a little ironic given that the GOP now wants to deport 11 million people, mostly Latinos, from the U.S.

RICKY MARTIN’S NEW BOYFRIEND, HOT, VERY CALIENTE!

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Ricky Martin is off the market now. His new hot new boyfriend is Jwan Yosef.

Syrian-born artist and the Puerto Rican singer walked the red carpet at an event in Sao Paulo, Brazil. More about Yosef and his artwork at  www.jwanyosef.com.

A photo posted by Jwan Yosef (@jwanyosef) on

A photo posted by Jwan Yosef (@jwanyosef) on

A photo posted by Jwan Yosef (@jwanyosef) on

Puerto Rico Day of Action

Puerto Rico Day of Action

This week, Puerto Rico argued before the Supreme Court that it should be able to restructure its debt. If Puerto Rico were a country, it could go to the IMF. If it were a city, it could declare bankruptcy. But because Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, it can do neither. Without help, Puerto Rico is at the mercy of Wall Street vulture funds, creditors that specialize in preying on borrowers who are in trouble. The Republican leadership needs to step in immediately and help millions of American families who are caught in an economic catastrophe.

Posted by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday, March 25, 2016

March 2016, Puerto Rico argued before the Supreme Court that it should be able to restructure its debt. If Puerto Rico were a country, it could go to the IMF. If it were a city, it could declare bankruptcy. But because Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, it can do neither. Without help, Puerto Rico is at the mercy of Wall Street vulture funds, creditors that specialize in preying on borrowers who are in trouble. The Republican leadership needs to step in immediately and help millions of American families who are caught in an economic catastrophe.

Why Is Puerto Rico in So Much Debt?

Since 2006, Puerto Rico has faced an uphill battle in paying off its debt. Since then it’s ballooned to $72 billion. But why does it have so much debt in the first place?
Why Is Puerto Rico in So Much Debt?

Since 2006, Puerto Rico has faced an uphill battle in paying off its debt. Since then it's ballooned to $72 billion. But why does it have so much debt in the first place?

Posted by AJ+ on Wednesday, August 12, 2015