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John Salley

Let's Make a Deal ...

for Puerto Rico

11/8/2012 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Four-time NBA champ John Salley knows a lot about trades -- so now that Puerto Rico might join the union ... is a state trade in order? Not that anyone asked, but we've got some options.

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Amelia Soler    

This is really ignorant. I personally believe Puerto Rico should be independent. People think they give us money, but do the math. This is a capitalist nation, why would they be giving money away? They actually get a lot of money with their products imposed for us to buy, wrecking local business. The US blocked all our business with other countries.They don't let us make our own decisions. They censor our textbooks. They take our people to war and have them killed. Look info of Filiberto Ojeda and Albizu Campos, killed for their ideas of freedom for our country. How hypocritical, since they once fought Britain for independence once. The land of the free? Except for us.

Btw Statehood didn't win i PR.1) It was only 47% of the votes. And not even 50% of the population voted. 2) The PNP, the political party that wants statehood (really corrupt people ) made a really ambivalent ballot, were they didnt explain well the independence side and the ELA Soberano section.

677 days ago
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Lorraine Liriano    

I was disgusted by the comments made about Puerto Ricans on TMZ. Lets get the facts straight millions of Puerto Ricans have been in the armed forces and have died defending the United States. Puerto Ricans have and continue to contribute to this country in many valuable ways heard of something called the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor was named a justice in that court. Learn your history and educate yourselves!

677 days ago
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Edwin Lugo    

Just saw your show and was offended and appalled. Puerto Rico has contributed for more than 110 years to the benefit of the USA. Countless service men and women gave their lives for America. There are more bombs in puerto rico to end life as we know it in the name of America. Statehood is the natural progression not problem for America. Please think before you ever again speak ill of Puerto rico.

676 days ago
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Phillip Arroyo    

As a Puerto Rican and Chairman of the Young Democrats of America Hispanic Caucus as well as former intern to Vice President Joe Biden I am disgusted with this video.It is flat out racist and stereotypical.It is time for the federal government to take action.The people of Puerto Rico have been a colony for over 100 years.Thats right,remember how the original 13 colonies of the US fought Great Britain because they had no say?Well our soldiers die in war and we cant vote for the President thats sends them off to war. There's DEMOCRACY for you. America's best kept secret. The people of PR have spoken, its time for America to practice what they preach!

674 days ago
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Phillip Arroyo    

As a Puerto Rican and Chairman of the Young Democrats of America Hispanic Caucus as well as former intern to Vice President Joe Biden I am disgusted with this video.It is flat out racist and stereotypical.It is time for the federal government to take action.The people of Puerto Rico have been a colony for over 100 years.

Thats right,remember how the original 13 colonies of the US fought Great Britain because they had no say?Well our soldiers die in war and we cant vote for the President who sends them off to war. The people of PR have spoken and it is now time for America to practice what it preaches. Its a shame we've been preaching about freedom and democracy in Iraq and yetthe US maintains the people of PR without voting rights and representation .America's best kept secret.

674 days ago
21.

George    

To think I used to (emphasize "used to") check TMZ almost everyday for my "fix" of celeb news. Not anymore. And I invite all 8 million Puertoricans all over the US and the world to stop sponsoring such ignorant and insulting comments. I wonder if Mr. Harvey thinks that Israel should be a state of the U.S. Oh! Sorry they would die before sharing a penny with non-jewish Americans. Sorry, I didn't mean to denigrate jews by saying they're cheap. Sorry, Mr. Harvey. Would you say sorry to me and the rest of the people you have just insulted?

674 days ago
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boriken71    

Before they talk out of PURE IGNORANCE & im sure racist beliefs, they should learn the true history of what that so called poverty stricken sland nation has produced and contributed to the U.S... we have some of the most decorated soldiers in U.S. history & on that island they cant vote for the president of the U.S. but its ok for us to spill our blood and you take our best minds right? Also Nasa gets their top scientists from P.R. not including all the U.S. corporations on the island who seem to think PR is worth being on & sucking dry. Also a very important strategic position for U.S. military bases. A long article could be written on this 114 year history. But why WASTE the time on TMZ? A true celebrity fluff site who knows absolutely NOTHING about history and all the ethnicities who call PR home. You would do yourself honor to apologize & save what little smear of dignity you got left. Educate your staff & tell them if they know nothing then its best to keep your mouths shut. Now you can get back to your empty reporting about nothing important. There are more serious world matters at hand. Honor Borinquen "isla del encanto" & serve us an apology.

673 days ago
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boriken71    

Before they talk out of PURE IGNORANCE & im sure racist beliefs, they should learn the true history of what that so called poverty stricken sland nation has produced and contributed to the U.S... we have some of the most decorated soldiers in U.S. history & on that island they cant vote for the president of the U.S. but its ok for us to spill our blood and you take our best minds right? Also Nasa gets their top scientists from P.R. not including all the U.S. corporations on the island who seem to think PR is worth being on & sucking dry. Also a very important strategic position for U.S. military bases. A long article could be written on this 114 year history. But why WASTE the time on TMZ? A true celebrity fluff site who knows absolutely NOTHING about history and all the ethnicities who call PR home. You would do yourself honor to apologize & save what little smear of dignity you got left. Educate your staff & tell them if they know nothing then its best to keep your mouths shut. Now you can get back to your empty reporting about nothing important. There are more serious world matters at hand. Honor Borinquen "isla del encanto" & serve us an apology.

673 days ago
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boriken71    

Before they talk out of PURE IGNORANCE & im sure racist beliefs, they should learn the true history of what that so called poverty stricken island nation has produced and contributed to and the U.S... we have some of the most decorated soldiers in U.S. history & on that island they cant vote for the president of the U.S. but its ok for us to spill our blood you take our best minds right? Also Nasa gets their top scientists from P.R. not including all the U.S. corporations on the island who seem to think PR is worth being on & sucking dry. Also its a very important strategic position for the U.S. military. A long article could be written on this 114 year history. But why WASTE the time on TMZ? A true celebrity fluff site who knows absolutely NOTHING about history and all the ethnicities who call PR home. You would do yourself honor to apologize & save what little smear of dignity you got left. Educate your staff & tell them if they know nothing then its best to keep your mouths shut. Now you can get back to your empty reporting about nothing important. There are more serious world matters at hand. Honor Borinquen "isla del encanto" & serve us an apology.

673 days ago
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boriken71    

And 1 very small bit of information i forgot to state.
That little island. That little poor so called welfare state you all seem to THINK Puerto Rico is right?
Well let me give you the numbers that are NEVERRRR reported in the media. Economists have reported the FULL story that the united states doesnt like to admit, it gives PR a little over 4 billion anually and do you know how much the United States gets back from Puerto Rico ??? 71 BILLION annually!!! Underdstand for those of you out there NEVER accept Puerto Rico EVER being called a welfare state again. The business between that island nation & the united states EARNS them the rights to vote for who should be president and all the other rights taken from us. Puerto rico surely doesnt come close to benefitting as well as the U.S. does.
Again never accept ignoRANTS and their comments without putting them back in their place and educating them. Give respect & get respect. Boricua 4-ever....

673 days ago
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Chay1102    

OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!! Such ignorance is not worth seeing. I'm convinced now of what i thought was true: Mr. Harvey is just an ignorant fool. Like most of the ppl here said Get Ur ****ing Facts Straight!!!! How dare u call PuertoRicans poor u dumb *******??!!

667 days ago
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veronikmolina    

oh wow! thank you for ur racist comments, we are not a problem, we make a lot of money with or whit'out ur help....i vote for the status and i feel so sad about the issue...maybe we don't need u, and we don't expect something like this...btw we are already united state citizens, someone need to read more

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