Where do you buy your games from prbros?
I go to Neo Japan Games to buy games for my older consoles.
As for current gen, I've seen some ads about an online Puerto Rico Video Game Store. I haven't bothered with them since there's a Gamestop like 5 minutes away from me, but it looks like I'll give it a shot soon.
Its ok, PRbros. We've still got those 3 Best Buys. And TRU, and Walmart.
Everything is gonna be ok.
I'd like to see you deal with an 11.5% sales tax.
Soon to be replaced by an even higher VAT, I might add.
>thinking exactly this
>broke as fuck right now
>>all the rights of a u.s citizen
We have no say in Congress and can't vote for President, for starters.
I'm well aware that Yuropeens have high as fuck VATs, but at least their systems function to some degree. Our tax code is completely fucked.
Never because we'd be a gigantic economic drain on the US should we ever become a state. There's been multiple talks about this before, they don't want us and a good chunk of the population here is mentally retarded enough to want to stay as a colony with not enough control to steer ourselves out of the current crisis.
>Latin American countries
You guys all suck, none of you have created anything of importance to the world in the history of your existence
We should just use your land for nuclear testing desu
>Fuck that, we need independence. The US doesn't want us and staying as a colony will just destroy us.
I agree but the issue is, we're in the extreme minority. Literally announcing yourself as someone that believes in PR independence will get you laughed at out of anywhere.
That EB Games hasn't existed in a long time, got bought out by GS. Up until a couple of years ago, there were three GS at Plaza. Then they closed one. Then a couple of months ago they closed the largest of the three. Now this.
As much as it is definitely the fault of Puerto Rico for being in this mess, our inability to pay our debts is because the US Government won't let our government declare bankruptcy. Despite the fact that they're constitutionally obligated to let the states declare bankruptcy. This crisis is either going to push us out of the states or push us fully into them.
I'm not sure if being a territory grants you all the rights you think it does.
All the demnbt is to private bond holders anyway, so at least it isn't federal money that is getting defaulted on.
Gamestops in Puerto Rico are just like Gamestops in the states.
30% Kiddies trying to buy the newest cod
10% Moms trying to find something for their kids
20% GAMER GURLS
40% people that just want to buy a fucking game
Our government is so incompetent they try to copy everything the USA does but do it miserably. Our retard governor wanted to take in a bunch of Syrian refugees too because the USA started to do it.
Stop spreading that fucking shit, the gov can pay the debt, but wont in order to maintained the juicy contracts with themselves and friends, rather than help the island they want to keep the bullshit system and that is why congress said no, because they know the nonsense the local gov is doing
Yep, we have no state taxes here, anon is retarded. We lose a few rights in the process, like the voting thing. We also don't have a valid government claim to bankruptcy, so unlike Detroit we can't bail from debts either. I'm pretty sure you really wouldn't want that. PR's population is retardedly bad though, our current tax system has a stupidly low captive rate (around 35%) what that means is that only 35% of the money taxed moving around the island actually gets to the governments hands, that's one the reasons why the economy is so ultra fucked and why VAT is being introduced later on. The other reason is because of extremely high import rates and excessively low export rates (thanks to limitations imposed on shipping by the great American congress). There is also the shithole population that has a menial 40% workforce.
>Garcia Padilla wanted to take in a bunch of Syrian refugees too
I would have dropped college and moved elsewhere
We can't just sit with our colonial thumbs up our asses. We'll just have to rely on the next american president and congress
>You just have to come to mainland U.S.
And there lies the problem. Because we here in the island can't vote, the federal government doesn't feel any real obligation to give a shit about us. And the PRfags that have left don't care about what happens back in the island, so they don't lobby anyone to do anything.
Educate yourself. Read the latest articles on The Economist and NY Times about PR. You should probably read Jay Fonseca a bit as well, even if he is an asshat and a smartass. Get your shitty tinfoil theories back to preschool, this is serious and comes from a long decline in the economy and long time debts from loans.
Congress has been bitching at you guys to incorporate as a state even since the early 90's. Now that you're broke, they don't want you.
What a surprise.
Nah, unless there is an rape inc.
They obviously dont. These ''refugees'' just go where the money is with a nice bonus of easy women and children to rape. We have none of that here because everyone is violent as fuck. Our governor is just retarded.
>Literally announcing yourself as someone that believes in PR independence will get you laughed at out of anywhere.
I sometimes wonder why we even have the PIP. They might as well not even exist.
I swear that if they had won in 2008, shit would've gone a lot better (probably)
>Congress has been bitching at you guys to incorporate as a state even since the early 90's.
The fuck are you smoking? Back in the late 80's representatives of all three parties proposed different plans for PR to move beyond the ELA, the state one didn't fly mostly because of the fact that it would cost the US a lot more money if PR became a state than if it stayed a colony. That's one of the reasons why Congress HAS NEVER let us have a plebiscite whose results they'd respect and follow through with. All plebiscites PR has had are just an attempt to beg at congress.
The NY times and the economist are Democrats and they are pro the current gov, while in the congress hearings the economist Elias Gutierrez and the other one I cant remember his name said and gave proof that the gov had the money yet wanted to spend it on fucking nonsense.
>mfw there's at least like 5 women with amazing asses at my workplace
>mfw that one girl with gorgeous natural hair and fucking huge tits
I have a hard time dealing with this on a daily basis.
I guess I'll send an angrily written letter to the United Nations.
Hablale y se friendly sin tiraere, y luego la invitas para el cine. No seas un beta pero tampoco caco.
(Talk to her and be friendly without trying to mac on her, then inviter her somewhere like the movies. Dont be a cuxk or dont be a jerk)
All these Ricans on /v/.
What's stopping you all from meeting up and investing in your own game store? Call it Puerto /v/ico.
The island is so fucking small you probably all live in the same general area.
Worded poorly from my part I guess, what I mean is that our constitution doesn't have a clause about bankruptcy for our government, therefore no matter how big the debt is, we cannot declare bankruptcy
We're not a full-on state, so we don't get all the benefits. One of which is the ability to declare bankruptcy.
So until we either become a state or Congress decides to play ball, we're full-on fucked.
Hopefully you aren't some caserio trash. San Jose reporting in
Pu~eta siempre lo e dicho, we should have fought until we all died to be free and join the Antillas Republic Betances wanted to form.
How did Puerto Rico fuck up so bad financially anyway? I'm Dominican and not even my mess of a motherland fucked up that bad
bankrupt doesn't mean you have no money. It means you default on your debts. ie you stop paying loans. since the US dumped an assload of money on those cockroaches to help them develop they won't let them default.
>tfw all the women at my college are hideous
>more unliked that Fortuño
Did he even do anything wrong? He was firing all the unneeded people in office
The PR constitution has a clause the says that all debts will be paid, all debt. Also the US congress gave the PR constitution validity and if we dont pay they will take control, disband the gov and run things like they did on the 20s.
I'm working on it. Managed to do a friendly 'Good morning' the other day and she returned it in a friendly tone. Guess that's a start. Its just hard to find an opening to talk without it being very obviously forced, seeing as we work in different departments.
I don't get why Puerto Rico isn't a state yet. At least it would give the red states some buffer so they're not consistently the poorest states in the country. They could say "at least we're not puerto rico poor"
I support all of the local businesses I can and so should you.
No dejes que los mamones de aqui te intimiden. Tu haz lo q quieras hacer, si es bueno y esta en el lugar correcto va a funcionar
Just don't mac on here and be friendly, she knows what you want, her, you need to show her that you are serious and that she can depend on you, your greatest ally is the most PR men are horny sea monkeys.
I'm not even gonna argue, DR sucks but even that place isn't dealing with such a bad financial crisis.
So PR is basically in this situation for trying to copy Papa US, huh? That really sucks, poor PRfags
Nah, Puerto Rico could've been a purple state had the Republicans played their cards right. But with the state the GOP is right now PR is likely to lean blue for a good while now.
>What's stopping you all from meeting up and investing in your own game store? Call it Puerto /v/ico.
Nigga in the current economy it's like shooting yourself in the foot to think of starting a new business.
Walmart usually had the same new prices as Gamestop, they ust never reduce the price as often. Kmart's the one with the stupid ass prices. They straight up stopped selling games months back.
A lot of people saw the writing on the wall for the US housing market and how it wasn't sustainable indefinitely. No idea why the PRs decided to copy it despite the fact that what Papa US did clearly didn't work on paper. The only reason the US got away with it is because it had a massive amount of political capital to burn on bailouts.
>I don't get why Puerto Rico isn't a state yet.
Because we'd cost the US too much if we became a state. They waste less money on us while we're the way we are. Hell for a while people rode on the slogan of "La estadidad es para los pobres" even the US could see that PR only wanted the financial benefits of being a state and would give nothing significant in return.
>>tfw you were 10 years old and going to Caribbean Cinemas and they had the spaceship opening and you would pretend to be flying the spaceship
You are the spaceship now.
Except the spaceship is entering a wormhole of bankruptcy and you're not 10 years old anymore.
Holy fuck I haven't been to PR in years but it sounds like shit's rougher than ever there.
Why is it so bad, anyway PRbros?
There's no light at the end of the tunnel.
Guess I'll have to buy all my weeb games at bestbuy now. That'll be fun
>mfw all these PRbros
It really is a small world.
>TFW no PR gf
It's tough living in NYC around summertime. All them hot Caribbean shawties wandering around
Reminder that this is the only man that could have saved us. And he's not running for Governor.
Oh come on. Even though I think independence is theoretically better It will never succeed with how lazy the people have become and the smart people fucking off to the States.
That fucking bod though. Damn shame she most likely has some dumb asshole husband who works in an Auto Parts shop
They were the only decent option outside pulgeros and shit. Walmart are jews, Kmart were ultra jews, and Best Buy has dick all options (no price matching, we just got GCU, other missing shit)
you don't have to tell me that senpai, I graduated from the university that isn't case or cleveland state with a degree in econ and a focus in mat and still don't have a job in my field
>Trump still leading the US election polls
Yeah looks like we're all fucked
White Rican masterrace reporting in
>Dark straight shiny hair
>Get all the bad Rican bitches because i look exotic
>Get all the bad White bitches because i look exotic
>Get treated with respect at work because i am a white man
>Benefit for all sorts of minority loans
amazon it is then... oh wait, the tax for pr is fucking ridiculous.
I really don't want to go full digital.
>yfw PR achieves independence by the US not wanting to have anything to do with it anymore and just leaves them to rot in their decay.
It'd be hilarious to see how the PNP and PPD react. Glad I left that shithole.
Because that's a terrible idea.
Source: I'm a crazy puerto rican
>US doesn't want us to be a state, understandably so because everyone that gets put in charge of the island are massive retarded thieves that fuck everything up
>People fly over to the US to live there and get jobs and shit
>The island is getting emptier and emptier
>The only viable way out is to become independent
>I'm hoping I can survive the crisis somehow and get to live on a very, VERY empty Puerto Rico to actually enjoy the island for once in my fucking life
This place is great. The PEOPLE in charge and most of the average people are a bunch of ignorant cunts. A semi-deserted PR would be paradise.
If not, I'll have to fuck off to the states and be called a Mexican even though I'm white and PR in general is a huge mix of everything. I also don't wanna deal with the new wave of tumblr feminism and "muh feelings" shit in the States, but I'll have no better choice.
Which brings me to the next question.... why the fuck do we have Chinese people here? Like, why the fuck did they pick the island specifically? I always found that very weird.
>The USA gives us back to Europe
>They send all the muslims refugee here
>People here are so crazy and violent they kill them all
>PR becomes THE kebab removers and go Deus Vult! with machetes and pavas
>90% of refugees are slaughtered in cacerios
He's never said anything about PR in particular has he? I don't care much either way for Mexicans, and hell i'd vote for him if he could actually fix this mess.
>why the fuck do we have Chinese people here? Like, why the fuck did they pick the island specifically?
There's Chinese people in DR too, even got some areas that have Chinese style clay houses. Fuck if I know how they made their way to the Caribbean
Sounds about right. Oh well the presidential election is going to be a mess anyhow. Unlike most people on this island i don't like Hillery much, I don't agree much with Trump or Bernie either. But at least they seem more authentic.
>Friend lives in Carolina
>Infamous for being a criminal haven
>Bunch of random crimes and shootings
>Tell him their alcalde is just a gun sitting on a chair at the office
Fuck Carolina. Also, where are you guys moving once the riots start? because y'all motherfuckers better realize that shit WILL get worse.
Whelp, seems like Trump will make America Great again.
did tigerdirectpr close? i went there saturday to try and return a fucking shitty wd blue drive that died on me 2 months into ownership, but they were closed, which is strange on a saturday.
I kind of fucked up saying it was the only way out. It's ONE way of TRYING to get out this mess, but everything else just seems worse than being independent. We used to have a great farming economy, though. Key words: USED to.
The first few decades of independence would suck major balls anyway. Really, there's no way out of it, I think. Other than leaving the island.
At least our Coquí bros can sing undisturbed by people once it becomes an empty island.
>Not being from the almost literal ghost pueblo of Corozal
>All young people from Corozal fuck off to area metro
>Old people dying or working in odd construction jobs or some shit
>Everyone else is just here because they've been here their entire life or moved here for some stupid reason
>Nothing to do
On the bright side, you are very unlikely to get fucking shot here.
Dominican Republic here
Les pasa por pendejos
>bring Syrian muslims
>during the holidays
>with pic related blazing in every corner
>establishments in everywhere promoting their own pork
>the radio blasting Christmas songs themed around eating pork and getting piss drunk 24/7
>Christmas decorations everywhere
>Christian sermons being held on streets until the 22nd of January when the octavitas finally end
You know what, that would have actually been a good idea. Imagine the hellish imagery that would've gone through their heads the moment they step out of plane.
>Implying i don't
Anon, I'm already a Yankee
Speaking purely as an outside observer, PR is kind of in an unfixable situation right now.
Because the constitution wrote in that bankruptcy for the govt isn't legal, it can't be declared. Can't get help from the US because the US wants the local govt to adhere to the rules put in its constitution, the same ones fucking everything over.
Can't become a state because Congress doesn't want it, in its current state PR would be a bigger economic drain in welfare and propping up than the worst parts of Mississippi.
And independence only works when you actually have some solid economic ground to stand on, so like some people have said, it would become Haiti 2.0 most likely.
I can't really see a way out of it unless the US decides to just override the local laws and bail them out, but even then that's a band-aid on the problem (not to mention the US has no reason to do it)
My first language has been English, learned it all from old Cartoon Network and other shows. I suck writing in Spanish because of it, but having English is a great thing.
No one will hire me outside of PR for knowing OUR Spanish. At least I can call people outside the island "patos" and they won't know what the fuck I'm saying.
>Hurr durr he's calling me a duck, lol?
>tfw understand a good bit of Spanish because I grew up hearing it
>Yet can't speak it
>mfw trying to string together sentences to help Spanish speakers at work
how does this image make you feel, /v/?
>all the shit you get from anyone if you fuck up a conjugation
Only if you kill me first
>My first language has been English, learned it all from old Cartoon Network and other shows. I suck writing in Spanish because of it, but having English is a great thing.
Holy shit are you actually me? I have the exact same thing. Kinda worse in my part sicne I have an extremely Independentista grandma that really hates America and all that, even works in the Corretjer museum. I get by well enough, but it makes me self conscious that I live in a spanish speaking country yet my spanish is fucked.
grad student at UPRRP reporting for duty. god help me i start my thesis writing this semester.
What the fuck did you just fucking said about me, maricon?
>despite going bankrupt 3 or 4 times himself
That's restructuring bankruptcy, though.
I'm no econ major, but I don't believe it's the same as regular bankruptcy, title 13 or 7 or whatever
can't be assed to look that shit up right now..
I can speak it just fine, but my grammar gets a bit fucked and I have to look up words and shit. The opposite of how I was with English a few years back. It's not so bad that I get called out for having first grader-tier grammar or anything. Just a bit more difficult.
It's fine, though. You won't need Spanish if the island keeps getting worse. We'll both have to leave.
>tfw just started Uni
literally cannot wait to leave this shithole island, I just hope it doesn't sink to the bottom of the ocean before I graduate
At the walgreens in Corozal? Shit nigga.
You ever been see how Corozal looks like at like 4 AM? Literal fucking ghost town. Not a soul in sight.
Makes me wish I could make a free roam horror game that takes place in a weird always nighttime version of this place.
SALIR DE ME ISLA
>Take 4 years of Spanish in high school
>Ace every class
>Still don't understand shit
Fucking public school, amiright?
Shit wrong post
Meant to quote this anon
States born Puerto Rican here.
You faggots have ruined every holiday for me with this fucking blob of gelatinous meat garbage (also known as pasteles).
Fucking Obama, he'd said he do something. I suppose that's what we get for listening to a politician.
I think it's hated exactly because it attracts so many weeb type people. It attracts a lot of fucking idiots in general.
I've never studied there so I don't have an opinion of the place.
Wasn't it under the Obama administration that he tried to get you guys in as a state? I'm not trying to be rude or anything, I genuinely don't know. Is that not what you wanted?
He's right though, if i wanted to eat some grass i'd eat some actual grass.
>tfw eating almojabanas with some coffee
>why the fuck do we have Chinese people here?
>There's Chinese people in DR too
They're sleeper agents, niggers. They're fucking everywhere. China finally realized that, with their economic problems, they can't take over by just buying up everyone's debt, so they're coming up with new ideas.
It'll all be over soon.
>States born Puerto Rican
FUCK OFF NUYORICANS YOU FAGS ARENT FUCKING PUERTO RICANS ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU SPOUT DUMB SHIT LIKE THIS FUCK OFFFFFFFF NORMIEEEEEEEEE
Sorry i triggered you island monkey.
Don't worry. You can eat all of the pasteles you want in your mudhut. This time around next year it'll be filled with dirt instead of chicke ;^)
>Just become a state already for fucks sake.
Why would the US want PR? What does it have to offer to the rest of the country?
In terms of other non-continental states, Alaska has massive amounts of natural resources and Hawaii has always had the tourism industry.
>I'm glad i live in Dominican Republic where the people are nicer.
A strategic location to project into the rest of the Caribbean the glory of American naval power?
>tfw driving in Puerto Rico
FUCKING OLD FUCKS GET OFF THE ROADS, STOP GOING 20MPH BELOW THE SPEED LIMIT IN THE LEFTMOST LANE YOU GODDAMN FOSSILS, FUCKING DIE!!!!!!!!! REEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
wew lad who could be behind these posts?
>doesnt like based pasteles
Independence would devastate your economy, the island has very few natural resources. The main source of revenue is tourism, mostly from mainland US and that isn't even enough to sustain it. If you want to see how independence would work look at the other island nations in the Atlantic and see how they're holding up.
Tostones de pana > Tostones de platano
>tfw you have a tree of it in your backyard
No, tostones de platano son mierda, prefiero dejarlos madurar para hacer amarillos.
>Old San Juan
Old San Juan back during the pirate days would be GOAT. I'm still mad AssCreed IV didn't include the rest of the Caribbean
The US can never have enough naval bases, plus bases here would be closer to the Panama Canal then ones from Florida.
>Setting up my 3DS
>United States, Puerto Rico
>Posting in /pol/
ESTO NO ES JUSTO