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Gil C. Schmidt
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Motto: "Find a way or make one." Also: "It's My Birthday!"
Motto: "Find a way or make one." Also: "It's My Birthday!"

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It's Not News, It's Crap, And My Brethren (Refuse To) Know It
About every 3 months, someone criticizes Me for not watching local news, listening to local talk radio shows and/or not reading a local paper in print or digital format. I don't bother with any of it so that 95-98% of the year, I promenade through life in q...

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Keep Calm, 'Cause It's My Birthday!
Once again it's that tiME of the year when people coME together to celebrate in brotherhood and share good will with all of Me. 'Cause Let's be clear, it's all about Me. That's why I registered with about 65 websites that have automatic birthday MEssages. F...

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Puerto Rico's New Tax """Reform""" Explained
This won't take long... We currently have a Sales/Use Tax, called IVU locally, equivalent to 7%, with 5.5% being "national" and 1.5% being "municipal." Now some municipalities don't charge the 1.5%, or do so to a lesser extent, so the effective rate can var...

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Pick A Problem, Any Problem
Woke up a little earlier than usual and sat on the balcony. I'd made coffee and while I waited for it to cool, I took in the unfamiliar scene of My Street coming to life just past dawn. I thought about health centers seeking federal funds and how to expand ...

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Power(balling) Our Economy, Boricua Style
Look, it's no secret My island is deep in debt. Bankrupt, even. Forty-plus years of political pillaging stacked atop a colonial economy trying to play 3D chess with tic-tac-toe tools and a populace more focused on gossip and innuendo than gains and innovati...

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A Jenius Solution To The Puerto Rico Status Problem
Puerto Rico should become a province of China. The Jenius could stop right there and let My Brethren debate that simple statement, but given the pajas mentales that pass for political debate on My Island, I'll have to provide some context. First, Let's dism...

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Some Things Gotta Be Said
Long. Live. Stupidity. However: Example the First: The "Proto-Weasel," Our misbegotten ungovernor Alejandro García, is uncaptain of a badly-sinking ship, with Us as the long-suffering passengers. The Proto-Weasel, whose face always looks like he really want...

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The "Who Cares?" Investor Weighs In
Found this on a blog called WikiRating. If you want the short version, skip the italics to My conclusion. Puerto Rico Rating Downgrades: Enron Redux? Posted on February 12, 2014  by Marc Joffe    On November 28, 2001 Enron lost its investment grade credit r...

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