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1 2nd June 21:25
fyatfhyrio
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The Puerto Rican island of Vieques stretches out like some outsize plantain,
all lush green on the west end where the U.S. Navy stored bombs until 2001,
all crater-pocked and yellowed on the east end where, until February 2003,
it practiced exploding them. And in between, the speckled clusters of two
small beach towns, Isabel Segunda and Esperanza, are linked by a few lonely
roads. To the north lie the outbuilding of the island's first big resort-the
Wyndham Martineau Bay Resort and Spa-now open after four years of delays.
And all around, in bodegas and cantinas, villas and casitas, hammocks and
beach chairs and benches in the shade, we've heard people call Vieques a
place on the verge. But on the verge of what? The only consensus we've
found, after many days of driving around, is that each person's views on
Vieques' future seem to depend on where that person sits.

In the 1940s, U.S. control of the Caribbean was thought to be essential for
the purposes of training American troops. And Vieques, as part of America's
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, afforded the perfect solution. Over the ensuing
decades, various groups of Vieques would gather to protest what was
sometimes called the Navy's "colonial occupation," but it wasn't until the
death of a civilian security guard at an observation post overlooking the
bombing range in 1999 that the Navy's presence prompted attention from
stateside observers. Demonstrations followed and after more than 60 years of
occupation, the Navy abandoned its bombing range, leaving behind a trail of
contamination and shell-shocked residents pondering the future of their
island home. With the Navy's departure and the opening of the resort, there
is hope that together these events will spur new tourism and development
without destroying the sleepy frontier life that so many people came looking
for in the first place. As Charlie Connelly, Vieques Times publisher,
concludes, "Until we can get the Navy to clean this place up, we'll just
have to keep an eye on Martineau Bay, see how it goes over there, because as
far as future developments, that will set the stage."

Has Charlie Conelly adapted to Puerto Rico? JRS, aka Cheo the Fart Smeller,
didn't mention him in a previous post of his where he thought he named "all"
the mainlanders who have adapted to Puerto Rico. The Fart Smeller thinks he
knows all, but he is wrong. Vieques will never be the same and most Ricans
won't be able to afford what Vieques will eventually become.
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2 2nd June 21:25
fyatfhyrio
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The Puerto Rican island of Vieques stretches out like some outsize plantain,
all lush green on the west end where the U.S. Navy stored bombs until 2001,
all crater-pocked and yellowed on the east end where, until February 2003,
it practiced exploding them. And in between, the speckled clusters of two
small beach towns, Isabel Segunda and Esperanza, are linked by a few lonely
roads. To the north lie the outbuilding of the island's first big resort-the
Wyndham Martineau Bay Resort and Spa-now open after four years of delays.
And all around, in bodegas and cantinas, villas and casitas, hammocks and
beach chairs and benches in the shade, we've heard people call Vieques a
place on the verge. But on the verge of what? The only consensus we've
found, after many days of driving around, is that each person's views on
Vieques' future seem to depend on where that person sits.

In the 1940s, U.S. control of the Caribbean was thought to be essential for
the purposes of training American troops. And Vieques, as part of America's
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, afforded the perfect solution. Over the ensuing
decades, various groups of Vieques would gather to protest what was
sometimes called the Navy's "colonial occupation," but it wasn't until the
death of a civilian security guard at an observation post overlooking the
bombing range in 1999 that the Navy's presence prompted attention from
stateside observers. Demonstrations followed and after more than 60 years of
occupation, the Navy abandoned its bombing range, leaving behind a trail of
contamination and shell-shocked residents pondering the future of their
island home. With the Navy's departure and the opening of the resort, there
is hope that together these events will spur new tourism and development
without destroying the sleepy frontier life that so many people came looking
for in the first place. As Charlie Connelly, Vieques Times publisher,
concludes, "Until we can get the Navy to clean this place up, we'll just
have to keep an eye on Martineau Bay, see how it goes over there, because as
far as future developments, that will set the stage."

Has Charlie Conelly adapted to Puerto Rico? JRS, aka Cheo the Fart Smeller,
didn't mention him in a previous post of his where he thought he named "all"
the mainlanders who have adapted to Puerto Rico. The Fart Smeller thinks he
knows all, but he is wrong. Vieques will never be the same and most Ricans
won't be able to afford what Vieques will eventually become.
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3 2nd June 21:25
cheo \el artesano\
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Can't take a defeat, can you? lol

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4 2nd June 21:25
fyatfhyrio
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You don't know what a victory is, you are a loser of the first order.

You live in Florida because you can't make much of a living in Puerto Rico.
Face it JRS, you are a big loser and you can't accept the fact that you
cannot make ends meet by living on the island of Puerto Rico. That is why
you are living in Florida, trying to make ends meet even if just a little.
I, buddy boy, am the one lol at you!

I have lost nothing. I don't own any land in Vieques nor do I have any
possessions there; however, I will be in the real estate market down there,
and soon. It will be a lucrative market and quite frankly, people like me
will benefit very much from the Navy leaving Vieques. Just like John
Connelly, El Gringo, and Rabin will benefit, many of us statesiders will
benefit, too.
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5 2nd June 21:26
cheo \el artesano\
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Can't take a defeat, can you? lol

--
C.A.
No es la cantidad de lo que sepas sino la calidad

"all"

he

Ricans
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6 2nd June 21:26
fyatfhyrio
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You don't know what a victory is, you are a loser of the first order.

You live in Florida because you can't make much of a living in Puerto Rico.
Face it JRS, you are a big loser and you can't accept the fact that you
cannot make ends meet by living on the island of Puerto Rico. That is why
you are living in Florida, trying to make ends meet even if just a little.
I, buddy boy, am the one lol at you!

I have lost nothing. I don't own any land in Vieques nor do I have any
possessions there; however, I will be in the real estate market down there,
and soon. It will be a lucrative market and quite frankly, people like me
will benefit very much from the Navy leaving Vieques. Just like John
Connelly, El Gringo, and Rabin will benefit, many of us statesiders will
benefit, too.
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7 3rd June 17:31
cheo \el artesano\
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So? I am doing the samething now in your nation. You can go ahead and try
it in the future in Puerto Rico. If you succeed, fine. The problem is that
you have to better me, which I strongly doubt...

lol

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C.A.
No es la cantidad de lo que sepas sino la calidad
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8 3rd June 17:31
fyatfhyrio
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JRS, you are a ridiculously stupid schmuck.

you don't have a clue as to who I may be to be making such an absurdly
stupid statement.

My advice to you is to act smart and stop making such dumb statements.
"Cheo "El Artesano"" <cheoartesano@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:1N0Kb.9708$Pn5.2860@bignews5.bellsouth.net...
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9 3rd June 17:32
cheo \el artesano\
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If it is not true, Why the worry?
in the other hand, if it is, lol, shut the hell up, you stink.

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C.A.
No es la cantidad de lo que sepas sino la calidad
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10 3rd June 17:32
fyatfhyrio
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Get bent, dingleberry.
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