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My message for the Bernie or Bust People

Joaquin Tenedora-Forte

June 7, 2016

You may probably know about me, I am supporting Bernie Sanders for president, I adore the guy so much, he is the only person I am routing for the presidency . I also know that it is unlikely for him to win the nomination, He need almost seventy percent of the total number of delegates, And that will never happened.

Progressives has hated Hillary Clinton because she is not too progressive enough. But do you want to give Donald Trump the presidency, really people really. Donald Trump is the kind of person who you can not trust the presidency. because you can not control him and his actions or words.

Are you going to in trust Donald Trump with the nukes. I know we all hate Clinton’s rhetoric. She is not progressive enough, Though you need to not be fooled by what Trump is saying, He is just saying it to gain votes from progressives. He is a pathological liar.

So what should progressives do come election day, If you live in a deep progressive state, like New York, New Jersey or California, If you do not want to vote for Hillary Clinton, I will never oblige you to vote for her. because it will go to her anyway. But if you are in swing states like Florida, and Ohio, I urge you to vote for her.

The Supreme Court is on the line. Ginsburg is 82,  Brayer is 76 Kennedy is 76 look at the ages. This is not a joke, if Trump wins he will put people like him in place. I want you to think about this.

Lastly, please do not give the election to Donald Trump, Let us stop him from  ever winning the White House. He is a racist who I do not ever trust with the presidency of the United States.

I want to talk to you guys on twitter @joaquinwrites

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Talking about Obama’s Legacy

Joaquin Tenedora-Forte January 15, 2016

  
Let us flashback for a little bit in 2008, a young senators from Illinois Senator Barack Obama was running for president of the United States. He was up against the political juggernaut Senator Hillary Clinton from New York, he beat her, in the democratic primary, like David beats Goliath. In due of his last year of presidency I want to write about his legacy.

  
His biggest legacy perhaps is ObamaCare, a health care law that gave Americans the choice to buy Cheep on the private market. It is a step on the right direction and is definitely not perfect, because their are millions of people that are uninsured. I think that America is over due for universal healthcare. 

  
One of the most controversial things that Obama did is his executive action on immigration. As an effort to give relief to undocumented young people in 2012, signing the Deferred Action against Childhood Arrivals. And in 2014 he sign a expanded version that gave relief to their parents and to people who are not legible back in 2012.

  
The most disappointing things about Obama is the wars in the Middle East. He said while campaigning in 2008 that he will end the wars that was started by his predecessor President Bush, specially Iraq. Six years later America is still fighting in Iraq. In my opinion the president should discharge from Iraq in 2010.

  
One of the most amazing things that happened during his presidency is the legalization of Marriage equality. Obama is the first president to ever support marriage equality. He did it whIle campaigning in 2012 for his second term.

  
Lastly, Obama is not a perfect president. He have some issues, for me issues of economics, he is like a republican. He is still corrupt. Finally, he is still better than his predecessor by a mile.

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The State of Gay Rights Around the  World 

Joaquin Tenedora-Forte 

November 18, 2015

  
People in much of the western world never really thinks of marriage (equality) today, because they have marriage equality Already. You may probably do not realize that there are countries around the world, particularly in Africa and the Middle East that does not have equal treatment for the LGBT community, in some of these countries it is even illegal to be gay.

  
In much of Africa there are some laws on the books that is illegal to be gay. Why in 2015 you think? Because of their religion, there is something to blame there and the fact that most of Africa are poor. It Plays a very big factor on why their policies are, an uneducated countries are more likely to be conservative, and more likely to follow traditions.. 

  
The most homophobic countries are Uganda, Syria and Iraq (under the Islamic state and the US ally Saudi Arabia wow. they are killing gay people just for being gay. Those people are being killed for an arbitrary reason. They are killing gay people for religious reasons. In the case of Uganda it is Christianity and that rich pastors from the United States are donating money for their political interest. 

  
There are some countries that have softer laws against gay people. Like in the Philippines, although there is no partnership protections and no nationwide anti discrimination laws. At least in this country gay people are not being jailed. And that the people of the country are more accepting or at least tolerating of homosexuality. It is particularly evident in their films and their TV shows, where in there is at least one gay person on their Media. 

  
Lastly, Homosexuality is not a crime and not a sin, it is an arbitrary reason that can not be changed. The fight is not over for activist and advocates, even in the United States (land of the free) there is no law that protects you’re freedom to fully express the self. So, keep on fighting guys.

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Me: refecting the  on 9/11 attacks

Joaquin Tenedora Forte 
There are some things that you will never forget, some events you wish you can forget. For baby boomers, it is the assassination of president John F. Kennedy. For music lovers and musicians alike, it is the deaths of Elvis Presley, John Lennon or Michael Jackson. For most of the people who are at least 19 years old, we will never forget what happen in the morning of September 11, 2001. What happen on this day will changed the world forever.

  
I was 8 years old and in 2nd grade, and we just don’t watch any news that day because we are watching some cartoons and the Internet  is not as advanced as today. The next day came and we are watching CNN and my Dad, who is in the bedroom called my mom in the kitchen they watch, and said wow, look at this, wow. I was a kid so did not know what they are talking about. A week later, my little sister and I are playing Lego. And said to her I will be building 2 buildings, and you uild an airplane. “To simulate what happened in New York”. ( it is totally Inappropriate, but we were young. 

  
This is one of those things that change you, I remember 2 years later when the Iraq war was announced, I remember feeling, that we have someone to blame. President George w. Bush basically lied to the whole world and frame it as the Iraqis did 9/11. As we all know, that is not the case. Bin laden who is the mastermind of the attacks in New York. And not Sadam Hussien.

  
The young kids today, have no idea what happened that day they will just read it on history books. They should see the films. But for a majority of the world who have witness this horrible day. It’s very sad, to see it and it’s aftermath. 

Lastly, to the families of the people who died that day, I know that you are still reeling from the loss of your family member, and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers this day and beyond. And to the First Responders who risk their lives to save other people, THANK YOU GUYS so much.

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Iraq war created more enemies 

By Joaquin Tenedora-Forte 
     As we all know America has been in combat in Iraq for almost 12 years, killed millions and cost billions Which they have created ISIS. Yes, When you killed people you obviously creates people that are otherwise neutral on America to become jihadist. 

   The Iraq War first contention was that then president Saddam Hossain was responsible in attacks on 9/11. Wasn’t the case, why will Saddam do a crime he would be blame, that was not true. The second idea was Saddam owned nuclear weapons they will used it against America, Not true ether. Third Argument was that they have was that Saddam is a bad dictator, this is partly true. It’s non of America’s business to go to Iraq and take over. 

    America just created more problems, when the “leave” in 2009 they left created more problems, Iraq is depressing, the buildings are destroyed, and lives are lost. The only way that the people in Iraq could deal with the pain is to fight and they did. ISIS is a group gaining traction in the Iraq and Syria in early 2013, that is more brutal in Alquida. America panic, they decided to bring back the troops, which I think it patheti

   America is a greedy county who only think of there selves. Because Iraq has oil, they want that oil even if they do things that are bad, they will do things. They always scream about Jesus, while Jesus is about peace and pacifism. they are doing the opposite.

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