Friday, October 31, 2014

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two crashes in the Mojave Desert


Source: http://news.discovery.com/space/private-spaceflight/virgin-galactic-spaceshiptwo-crash-what-we-know-141031.htm

JG: This is one more example that the so-called "capitalist free-market" doesn't know how to do shit. Barack Obama is very busy "privatizing" functions that only should be done by the federal government. I wonder if those "privateers" are filling his pockets with "contributions."

Three Days Ago: Alfredo Despaigne Homers for Team Granma



Published on Oct 28, 2014
 
Primer jonrón de Alfredo Despaigne Rodríguez en la temporada beisbolera cubana 2014-2015. Granma vs Cienfuegos (28 de Octubre). Estadio Mártires de Barbados, Bayamo.

JG: In Japan this year, Alfredo Despaigne connected 12 home runs in 45 games. AWESOME!

The sour mood of the U.S. voter today


?

There seems to be a total disillusionment with the policies of the Barack Obama administration.

What will the voters do on Tuesday's General Election?

Will they decimate the Democratic Party and turn over the U.S. Senate to the Republican Party?

That will ensure that gridlock will continue in Washington D.C. until 2016. Obama will surely use his veto pen if bad laws are approved by a Republican-controlled congress.

Barack Obama has been a total disaster. People will turn on him on Tuesday.

The USA will continue going downhill.
  

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Are POTUS deaf, arrogant, or both?

For those who just disembarked from a Mars alien spaceship, POTUS is a common acronym that signifies "President of the United States."

 Graphic: Granma

Today, in the year 2014, we see in the actions of POTUS the same arrogance and disdain for international law that Adolf Hitler gave us in the 1930's.

The arrogance of Hitler gave us WWII. Today, Barack H. Obama and his predecessor Dubbya, go around the world promoting belligerence and militaristic policies. Can WWIII be just around the corner, started by the United States of America and their water carriers, the Zionist and genocidal Jews of Israel?

For 23 years in a row, the General Assembly of the United Nations has overwhelmingly condemned the policies of the USA in continuing the genocidal blockade/embargo against the Republic of Cuba.

It is high time for the United Nations to start considering the immediate expulsion of the USA and Israel from the world organization.

Bloqueo a Cuba, EE.UU. contra el mundo, dice The New York Times

Translation: Cuba Blockade, The United States against the World, says the New York Times.

Source:
http://www.granma.cu/mundo/2014-10-30/bloqueo-a-cuba-eeuu-contra-el-mundo-dice-the-new-york-times

New York Times Article:

On Cuba Embargo, It’s the U.S. and Israel Against the World — Again

http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/28/on-cuba-embargo-its-the-u-s-and-israel-against-the-world-again/

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bumgarner closes the gate on the Kansas City Royals. The San Francisco Giants are the new MLB Champions!

+ Excellent Photos

 

A new baseball dynasty is born: 2010, 2012, 2104.

AWESOME!

MadBum came in as a relief pitcher in the bottom of the 5th inning. The Giants were ahead 3-2 at that point. From that point forward, Bumgarner threw 68 pitches and only allowed two hits. No new runs  scored. He struck-out 4 Royals. No BB. The final score stayed the same 3-2.

More in the morning, but Bumgarner deserves the MVP award for this World Series. 

ERA: 0.43 in three games.

 
Update: Saturday, October 30, 2014, 8:42 a.m

Confirmation: Madison Bumgarner has been named the MVP of the 2014 World Series

Boxscore

Statement by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parilla at UN General Assembly, October 28th. 2014

Mr. President;

Distinguished Permanent Representatives;

Delegates;

The United Nations General Assembly will consider today, for the twenty-third time, this issue which is so important to the international community, because it is related to international law, which protects all states, large and small, rich and poor, and guarantees their independence and the exercise of national sovereignty, which is the basis of sovereign equality.


It is also directly linked to the enjoyment of human rights by all persons and by all peoples.
This matter concerns freedom of trade and navigation, which protects the interests of states, companies and individuals.

We are, however, gathered here at a very specific international conjuncture, characterized by serious threats to international peace and security, atrocious wars and terrorist actions of extreme cruelty, the risks posed by the existence of huge nuclear arsenals and outrageous military expenditures - useless to the solution of any of the serious problems facing the world’s population, which is rapidly approaching the eight billion.

This is a critical moment in the impact of climate change which, among other catastrophic consequences, can provoke unprecedented famine, generalized extreme poverty in entire regions, and massive waves of migration.

We are living in an age characterized by a systemic global crisis, affecting simultaneously all economic, food, energy and water components.

In addition to poverty, which takes a higher toll on human lives than war, there is an increased risk posed by serious diseases like the Ebola virus, an epidemic which could become one of the worst pandemics in history, if it is not stopped and resolved in the affected sister nations of Western Africa, through the immediate, effective cooperation of all countries.

As was recently stated by President Raúl Castro Ruz, “Such a noble and urgent endeavor demands the indispensable commitment and dedication of every nation in the world, in accordance with the ability of each. We are of the opinion that this grave problem should not be politicized, to avoid the risk of losing track of the main objective, which is helping to confront the epidemic in Africa and prevent its expansion to other regions.”

Thus created is an unprecedented combination of problems, old and new, leading toward making human life unsustainable. None of these can be resolved if there is no change in our attitude, in the manner in which we confront and attempt to transform reality, and establish genuine cooperation in the interest of humanity’s survival.

As was recently written by compañero Fidel Castro, “Any conscious person knows that political decisions which involve risks to highly qualified personnel imply a high level of responsibility on the part of those who call upon them to fulfill a dangerous task. It is even more difficult than sending soldiers, who have also done so as their duty, to combat and die for a just political cause.

“The medical professionals who travel to any location whatsoever to save lives, even at the risk of losing their own, provide the greatest example of solidarity a human being can offer …”

Mr. President:

It is a fact that, in recent times, the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba has been tightened and that its extraterritorial application in all regions of the world has been intensified, in particular with the levying of huge, unprecedented fines of some 11 billion dollars against 38 banks, among them the French bank BNP Paribas, for processing transactions with Cuba and other countries.

The accumulated economic damages, which are huge for a small economy like ours, amount to 1,112,534,000,000 dollars, estimated on the basis of the price of gold, which is being manipulated by those who created the nefarious monetary system currently in force, and is being affected by the impact of an insurmountable crisis, and batters the poorest countries.
Human damages caused by the blockade are on the rise. The number of Cubans who have been born under these circumstances has already reached 77% of the population. The hardships families face are incalculable. There are many international conventions which proscribe the blockade, including the Geneva Convention of 1948 against genocide. The exercise of human rights by an entire people is being impaired. The economic development of the country is seriously hampered.

Although our health and social care systems manage to prevent the loss of human life, no honest person, whether in the United States or the world, could agree with the devastating consequences caused by the blockade.

Despite all of this, our national culture, our education and protection of equal rights and opportunities, allow us to be a cultured and fraternal nation.

Mr. President:

On both sides of the Florida Straits, the peoples of the United States and Cuba have always shared close ties.

Despite the systematic, slanderous campaigns launched against our country over half a century, the U.S. people supported the return to his family of a Cuban child kidnapped in 1999.

Cuba offered all possible assistance in the immediate aftermath of the terrible terrorist actions occurred on September 11, 2001, when thousands of aircraft in flight were left without a place to land, and, later on, to alleviate the deficit of antibiotics, at the time of the anthrax attacks in the United States.

In 2005, truly concerned about the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, we offered our medical cooperation to the people of New Orleans, a moment that led to the creation of a medical contingent specialized in the management of disasters and epidemics - which bears the name of Henry Reeve, a heroic young U.S. citizen who fought for the independence of Cuba back in the 19th century - now being deployed in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. This prestigious name identifies the brigade which in 2005 assisted Pakistan in the aftermath of an earthquake there, and continued to engage in productive cooperation with the U.S. military medical personnel, which had already begun in El Salvador, after the earthquake of 2001, and later in Guatemala in the 2002 and 2003, to treat onchocerciasis, known as “river blindness.”

In 2010, after the earthquake in Haiti, the United States and Cuba also cooperated to assist that long-suffering nation.

The Cuban Government has invariably shared with the U.S. government reports on terrorist actions and attacks against the United States being planned.

Despite the old tensions, and the attempts by violent extremists and terrorist groups to inflame these, there has been no war, no young U.S. soldier has died in Cuba. Cuba, despite being slandered, has never been a threat to the national security of the United States.

There is no hostility between our peoples. Cuba hospitably welcomes the few U.S. citizens who are allowed by their government to visit our country, or who face the legal risks which may result from doing so, as well as those who come to offer humanitarian assistance, such as members of “Pastors for Peace,” or to study Medicine.

Well known are opinion polls showing increasing majority support from absolutely all sectors of U.S. society for the lifting of the blockade, and normalization of bilateral relations. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that this support is even more marked in Florida, something also confirmed by voting trends observed during the most recent Presidential elections.

Political figures from diverse tendencies, as well as outstanding scholars, have recognized that this policy has failed to meet its purpose, and has not served the national interests of this powerful country. Suffice it to read the editorials published by The New York Times in recent weeks.

Religious leaders have cited legitimate and indisputable ethical and humanitarian reasons for a change.

U.S. citizens are demanding the freedom to travel to the only place on the planet where they are prohibited from doing so, as well as for the right to receive direct, personal information about Cuba’s reality.

Entrepreneurial organizations and business people believe that the blockade harms their economic interests. Majority public opinion is opposed to maintaining the current state of affairs and is expressing this in an ever more critical way.

Cuban émigrés have been affected by discriminatory measures, and must cope with numerous obstacles hindering family reunification, travel in both directions, the excessive costs imposed on them, political manipulation and even terrorist violence. But the majority wishes peace and wellbeing for their relatives and their people, and a normal relation with their nation of origin.

What’s the point of encouraging the illegal use of information technologies instead of authorizing mutually beneficial business in the area of telecommunications? What’s the point of preventing Cuba’s connection to nearby underwater cables, thus limiting and hindering our connectivity?

The blockade is harmful to Cuba, but it is also harmful to the United States.
The absurd and ridiculous inclusion of Cuba on the list of state sponsors of international terrorism, which has been used to justify the imposition of additional financial sanctions, only serves to discredit the United States.

The 16 years of unjust imprisonment imposed by fraudulent means on the three Cuban anti-terrorist fighters has not weakened them. Quite on the contrary, it made them heroes and an example for future generations of Cubans, as well as a source of pride for those whose sacrifices contribute to paving the way toward a new Cuba.

The decision to lift the blockade will be welcomed on a global level, and will become a unifying influence in the interest of peace and the peaceful resolution of conflicts and differences.

After the limited but positive measures of 2009 and 2011 regarding family visits, remittances sent by Cubans settled in the U.S. and travel licenses for certain categories of U.S. citizens to engage in exchanges of various sorts, the technical dialogue has been expanded to include other aspects, and cooperation has increased in areas such as the confrontation of drug trafficking, transnational crime, trafficking in persons, oil spill prevention, search and rescue operations, air and aviation safety, or in the event of any other specific occurrence.

The reaction on the part of U.S. society and the international community to these modest advances has been one of support and encouragement.

President Barack Obama has the constitutional prerogative, with no Congressional support required, to modify crucial aspects of the blockade and introduce a new, decisive dynamic in our bilateral relations.

Mr. President:

We invite the government of the United States to establish a mutually respectful relationship, based on reciprocity, sovereign equality, the principles of international law and the UN Charter.

We can attempt to find a solution to our differences through respectful dialogue and cooperation in areas of common interest. We can live and relate to each other in a civilized manner, despite our differences.

Cuba will never renounce its sovereignty, or the path freely chosen by its people to build a more just, efficient, prosperous and sustainable socialism. It will never forego its quest for a different international order, nor cease in its struggle for “the equilibrium of the world.”

Mr. President;

Distinguished Permanent Representatives and delegates;

At this difficult and special conjuncture, I must ask you to vote in favor of draft Resolution A/69/L.4 entitled “The necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America on Cuba,” to support the idea that the current serious problems facing humanity require a change in our way of relating to one another, to be able to resolve these problems, to preserve peace and human life.

Thank you very much.

Source: Granma International

Matthew Rothchild: On War, Obama More Like Bush Every Day

By Matthew Rothschild on September 11, 2014

Here we go again.

Another President waging war without Congressional authorization, as required by the Constitution, and without U.N. Security Council approval, as required by international law.

Another President asserting, "I have the authority" to wage war unilaterally, including in Syria. (And this President has done it before, remember, in Libya, to horrible effect.) Obama said he would "welcome Congressional support," but he doesn't need it.

Actually, he said the same thing a little over a year ago when he threatened to bomb Syria to overthrow Assad. Now he's going to bomb Syria to attack Assad's chief enemy.

Another President expanding the number of U.S. servicemen and women in harm's way. Obama asked for 475 more, bringing the total up to about 1,600.

Another President cobbling together a flimsy coalition of the willing, or in Obama's terms, "a broad coalition of partners."

Another President talking about America, the Superior, and what a "burden" (Rudyard Kipling, come in please) it is for the United States to "lead" the world.

See more at: http://www.progressive.org/news/2014/09/187853/war-obama-more-bush-every-day

JG: President Jimmy Carter called it the right way a few months ago: "USA is the biggest war-monger nation in the world today."

Despite the silly rhetoric coming from the USA representative at the United Nations...

... the undeniable fact is that the civilized nations of the world, 188 of them, condemned the arrogant policies Bush and Obama toward Cuba. Placing their heads deep in the sand is the response of irresponsible officials in Washington D.C. who ignore the clamor of the world.

Little wonder that 67% of Americans hold the opinion that the country is going in the wrong direction.

Ignoring FACTS will not make them go away. Slogans like those of Reagan at the Berlin wall are eminently silly. That is the only comment that the Obama's ass-kissers can make?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TeleSur: UN General Assembly Votes For End to US Blockade on Cuba

Condemnation of the blockade is nearly unanimous at global body.

Today the General Assembly of the United Nations once again voted overwhelmingly in favor of ending the blockade of Cuba by the United States. 188 countries voted in favor of the resolution and 3 abstentions, with only the United States and Israel voting against it.

The blockade is the longest in the history of humankind and has imposed economic, financial and commercial restrictions on Cuba for 50 years and was enacted as a tool for U.S. foreign policy to oust a government that it opposed. It has failed to do so and has only imposed harsh restrictions on goods that have a detrimental effect on the lives and health of Cubans.

Representatives from the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, the G77 + China, CELAC, Mercosur spoke on the topic at the U.N. today. The General Assembly also heard from several representative from individual countries throughout the world.

Juan Carlos Mendoza, speaking on behalf of the Group of 77 countries, stated “Human lives are threatened and public health is debilitated due to the blockade, same with education, culture, sports, finance, banking, external commerce, [and] foreign investment.”

Meanwhile the Argentinian ambassador to the U.N. speaking on behalf of Merosur told the General Assembly “The economic blockade is nothing more than an example of obsolete policies that have no place in today's world. Now is the moment to end this morally unjustifiable blockade.”

The title of the document debated at the U.N. was “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba” and the topic has been debated at every session of the General Assembly since the forty sixth session.

The blockade has been routinely condemned by leaders from throughout the world. In the last meeting of the General Assembly 188 countries condemned the blockade. Prior to today's meeting of the General Assembly, nearly 160 countries and international organizations sent messages calling for an end to the blockade. The New York Times editorial board has also recently  come out against the blockade, current U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel once held the position that the blockade should be lifted.

Votes of the General Assembly are non-binding and the U.S. has historically ignored calls from that body to end its blockade. However the U.S. is increasingly isolated in its position vis-à-vis Cuba, a recent poll indicated a majority of U.S. residents support ending the blockade.


Today, the United Nation's General Assembly condemned the USA embargo against Cuba with a vote of 188-2


The two evil emperors, George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama, have no clothes, and their minions lay naked before the responsible and civilized world!

Both emperors will be held accountable in the World Court of Public Opinion, and in due time, both will be tried and held responsible for their crimes against humanity in Cuba, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria. YOU BOTH WILL BE PUNISHED FOR YOUR DEEDS!

October 28, 2014.

This afternoon, the most important and sovereign body of the United Nations, the General Assembly, in an unprecedented 23rd consecutive year, condemned and repudiated the hate-filled policies of the USA imperialists of North America. The emperors have no veto over the righteousness of the people's of the world.

The august U.N. General Assembly approved, resoundingly and with near unanimity, the resolution presented by the Republic of Cuba, which was titled “the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.”

The vote was 188-2 against the USA. Only the water-carriers of the imperialists, the Zionist Jews of Israel, supported their evil masters.

How long will the arrogance of the two emperors continue? They may carry on their insane exercise in futility, but the Cuban people will never kneel before them. The imperialists no longer rule Cuba with their appointed puppets.
You both will be held accountable, George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama!

The people united are NEVER defeated.

 October 28, 2014
United Nations
General Assembly
188-2
Three abstentions

The UN Vote: 188 against the United States

Two voted against Cuba's resolution, the USA and Israel, and three abstained.

My opinion in a few minutes.

 Graphic: Granma

Cuba's Minister of Foreign Relations, Bruno Rodriguez: "Cuba will never renounce its sovereignty nor the road freely chosen by its people."

Cuba's Minister of Foreign Relations
Bruno Rodriguez

"Cuba nunca renunciará a su soberanía ni al camino libremente escogido por su pueblo"


Worldwide Support for Cuba!

 Argentina
Bolivia
 Costa Rica
Mexico 
Venezuela

USA is alone in the world. How sad! Only the Jews of Israel kiss the ass of the North Americans.

Juventud Rebelde: Minute by Minute: UN GA debates the resolution presented by Cuba

EXCELLENT COVERAGE! BRAVO!

http://www.juventudrebelde.cu/internacionales/2014-10-28/minuto-a-minuto-onu-debate-resolucion-de-bloqueo-de-eeuu-contra-cuba/

11:10:47 a.m. Non-Aligned Nations reiterated today their condemnation of the U.S. blockade/embargo against Cuba

 U.N. October 28, 2014

No Alineados reiteran su rechazo al bloqueo de EE.UU. a Cuba

El Movimiento de Países No Alineados (NOAL) reiteró este martes su condena al bloqueo económico, comercial y financiero de Estados Unidos contra Cuba, al intervenir su representante en el inicio del debate en la Asamblea General de la ONU

As you await the U.N. vote...

... and if you are comfortable reading Spanish:

De W. Bush a Obama: se incrementa la agresividad


Translated excerpt:  

"Since late 2009, the persecution of Cuba, via extraterritorial financial measures, began to be adopted by the Obama administration."

Monday, October 27, 2014

Tampa Bay Tribune: the vote at the United Nations General Assembly about the Cuba embargo will be tommorrow

U.N. vote on Cuba embargo again pits U.S. against world

By 
Published: 
 A vote this week in the United Nations will serve as a reminder of the long-standing U.S. policy to isolate Cuba as a means of encouraging moves toward democratic rule there.
It’s a vote that also spotlights U.S. isolation on the issue.
On Tuesday, the U.N. General Assembly takes up a resolution on “the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.”
For the 23rd straight year, the assembly is expected overwhelmingly to condemn the U.S. policy. Last year, the vote was 188-2, with Israel joining the U.S. in supporting the status quo.


Miami "El Fascista" Herald is also pissed off about the coming UN vote. So, what else is news?

Cuba hasn’t earned embargo’s end
http://miamiherald.typepad.com/MH-logo.gif
In October of 1960, the United States imposed an embargo on exports to Cuba covering all commodities except medical supplies and certain food products. That was the beginning of a trade embargo that still endures and still inspires heated debate.

The anniversary of the embargo, plus this week’s upcoming vote in the United Nations condemning it — which the United States will lose, as usual — have prompted calls for a reassessment. Dropping the embargo altogether would require action by Congress. Meanwhile, anti-embargo advocates say, there’s a lot the president can do to soften or minimize its effects and open the door to restoring full ties with Cuba.

We disagree. Such a move would be premature and utterly lacking in justification at this time.

Granted, Raúl Castro has loosened the reins on the tightly controlled economy to permit more individual businesses. Some citizens can own property, and new rules are designed to encourage foreign investment. But it’s only because Cuba has been frozen in time for so long that such minimal change seems so dramatic. The Cuban nomenklatura still runs the Soviet-style planned economy that largely remains in place, and its members remain its major beneficiaries.

Some see vague government statements from Havana welcoming renewed diplomatic ties with the United States as a sign that it’s willing to negotiate longstanding differences. We would attribute that not to any goodwill but rather to Cuba hedging its bets as it nervously watches the slide in oil prices and the rise of political instability in Venezuela.
The Andean country has been the Castro brothers’ main benefactor in the last few years, helping prop up Cuba’s chronically weak economy with cheap oil. But if oil prices continue to drop, Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro will need every penny he can get selling oil on the international market. He won’t hesitate to throw Cuba under the bus if it means survival for the Chávez movement in Caracas.

That makes the timing of any move by Washington toward Havana particularly inappropriate. Why throw it a lifeline now?

Canadian capitalists are also PISSED-OFF that Dilma won in Brazil

This time it is the Globe & Mail of Canada that writes another article (like the NYT before them) that is highly critical of the Brazilian government.

Hey guys, wake up. Your are pissed off because the Brazilian people re-elected a leftist government.

Take two aspirins and call your doctor in the morning. Your lack of objectivity is not surprising.

Dilma, don't pay attention to these whiners.

Capitalists are PISSED-OFF by Dilma Rousseff win in Brazil. How did they react? Read it here!

Emerging-market stocks fell as the Ibovespa [Brazil's major stock index] tumbled to a seven-month low and Brazil’s real slid after President Dilma Rousseff won elections.
(Bloomberg)

JG: let them be pissed off. People in Latin America are beginning to wake up to the catastrophe presented by "free-market" capitalism. The Brazilian Workers Party lifted 40 million Brazilians from poverty. That is why Dilma won a second term.



Oil drops below $80


Photo: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters


Oil dropped below $80 per barrel on Monday morning. Low gas prices are good for the economy. (Yahoo Finance)

JG: In my neighborhood gasoline prices have currently gone down to $2.82 a gallon. When I was going to college in the 1960's they had price wars among the retailers, and I remember paying 19 cents for a gallon of gasoline. Those were the good times!

MadBum blanks out the KC Royals 5-0 and the Giants take a 3-2 lead in the World Series

Madison Bumgarner pitched an outstanding complete game performance. His ERA is now .056 in the World Series

I had plenty of coffee to make sure I did not fall asleep.

MLB: Legend of the fall: MadBum's complete game gives SF game 5 win

Boxscore

Sunday, October 26, 2014

VICTORY for Dilma Roussef and the Workers Party in Brazil. Bring out the champagne!


Dilma Rouseff: 51%

Aecio Neves: 48%

JG: Sorry, New York Times, but your wishful thinking did not help the capitalist candidate favored by the Yankees.

Hurray for the Workers Party of Brazil!

"In Rio de Janeiro, more than a thousand Workers party supporters braved driving rain to gather under the arches in Lapa, where they watched the results come in on a giant screen. As Rousseff’s victory flashed up, they erupted in cheers, waved campaign flags, danced and chanted, “Olé, olé, olé, olé, Dilma, Dilma!” (The Guardian)

OMG!


 MadBum

I went to bed early; I was falling asleep when the Giants were losing 4-1.

Surprise! Surprise! Giants 11, Royals 4.

"The Giants totaled 13 hits in game 4 while losing the Series' previous two games. On Saturday, they amassed 16 hits and scored 10 unanswered runs to tie the best-of-seven Series at two games apiece." (MLB)

MadBum pitches tonight for the Giants. Advantage Giants?

Madison Kyle Bumgarner (born August 1, 1989), nicknamed "MadBum" is an American professional baseball starting pitcher with the San Francisco Giants of MLB. Bumgarner is listed as 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) and 235 pounds (107 kilograms). He features a four-seam fastball that sits in the 90 to 94 miles per hour (145 to 151 km/h) range, a cutter or s;ider that hovers around 86 to 90 miles per hour (138 to 145 km/h), a  curve ball that ranges from 75 to 80 miles per hour (121 to 129 km/h), and a  change-up that sits at 82 to 84 miles per hour (132 to 135 km/h). (Wikipedia)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dishonesty is the foundation of American capitalism

Beware of their frauds and scams.


A great photo from Roberto Suárez

Induction into the Pioneers

Complete Article:

Cuba: Niños cubanos ingresan a la Organización de Pioneros José Martí

Egyptian Dictator, General El Sisi, is seeking a welfare check from Barack Obama

El Sisi

El Negrito told him: "All you have to do is kiss my ass, like the Israeli Zionist Jews do. 
Then, we will give you millions of taxpayer dollars."

And the dummies @ BBC News keep on telling us
that El Sisi was "elected."
LOL 

Uncivilized Iran


Saturday, October 25, 2014, 13:13

A 26-year-old Iranian woman convicted of murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her as a teenager was hanged today, the official news agency IRNA said, despite international pleas for her life to be spared. (Irish Times)

Latino millennials want to end Cuba embargo

By Maria Santana,
updated 3:26 PM EDT, Fri October 24, 2014

New York (CNN) -- Cuban-Americans have had an outsized influence in keeping the U.S. embargo since Fidel Castro seized power. Now a younger generation, with strong familial ties there but far removed from the memories of Castro's revolution, want the embargo to end.

JG: when it comes to the Cuba embargo, the Yankee imperialists are totally alone. Only the genocidal Zionist Jews of Israel kiss their master's ass.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Dilma Rousseff widens her lead

Dilma Rousseff

(Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseau has a clear lead over opposition candidate Aecio Neves and would win Sunday's presidential election runoff by six to eight percentage points, two opinion polls showed on Thursday.

JG: The capitalists in the USA must be having cagaleras. Imagine what would happen in Yankeeland if we had a Workers Party like Brazil!

Here is the capitalist New York Times, wishful thinking, today, Friday, 4:10 p.m. Eastern Time:

"it’s Aécio Neves in a landslide."

"Perhaps nothing has more endeared Mr. Neves to investors than his announcement on Oct. 5, right after qualifying for this weekend’s presidential runoff, that he would name Arminio Fraga his finance minister. Mr. Fraga is an unabashed champion of market capitalism and pro-growth government policies."

Keep on HOPING "journalist" NYT guys!

But here is what Forbes Magazine is saying at 4:30 p.m.today:

"The market is now forecasting that incumbent Dilma Rousseff will be re-elected president in a squeaker on Sunday."

Forbes probably has a couple of Socialists in their news room.

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Giants cruise 7-1


Madison Bumgarner strikes out five and limits the Royals to just one run on three hits 
over seven stellar innings to earn the win.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Yahoo: Citizen Pulls Over Police Officer

Stops police officer
&
gives him written warning

Citizen's arrests date back to medieval times. They are arrests made by a person who is not acting as a sworn law-enforcement official. Generally, citizens are encouraged to be mindful of unlawfulness and to take action when they see it. 

In an attempt to bring attention to the issue of unlawful traffic stops by police impersonators, Gavin Seim of Washington state flagged down a police officer. 

The former Republican congressional candidate and self-proclaimed "liberty speaker" stopped a Washington state police officer last week because he was driving an unmarked vehicle.

Seim asked the officer if it was a registered unmarked vehicle for undercover work. 

When the officer replied that it was a patrol car, Seim informed him of the law, saying, "You're not allowed to have patrol cars that are unmarked, are you aware of that?"

JG: Good for him! Cops think they are GODS! 

Very soon, I will tell you about my recent experience with a police officer. Y'all come back, ya' hear?

Things that the capitalist main-stream press does not tell you


The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $2.46 billion per day since September 30, 2012! (National Debt Clock)

You better tell your children and grand children that THEY will have to pay it.

Capitalism = The Great Depression (1929) + The Great Recession (2008).


 Capitalism is putting the final nails in the USA coffin.
Thanks, BHO!


Monday, October 20, 2014

New York Times: Cuba's Impressive role on Ebola

Cuba is an impoverished island that remains largely cut off from the world and lies about 4,500 miles from the West African nations where Ebola is spreading at an alarming rate. Yet, having pledged to deploy hundreds of medical professionals to the front lines of the pandemic, Cuba stands to play the most robust role among the nations seeking to contain the virus.

The global panic over Ebola has not brought forth an adequate response from the nations with the most to offer. While the United States and several other wealthy countries have been happy to pledge funds, only Cuba and a few nongovernmental organizations are offering what is most needed: medical professionals in the field.

Related Article:
The Wall Street Journal:
Cuban Doctors at the Forefront of Ebola Battle in Africa

Saturday, October 18, 2014

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U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, publicly recognizes the efforts of Cuba in the fight against Ebola

Según reportes de agencias de pren­­sa co­mo AP y AFP, en el encuentro John Kerry aseguró que “en la ac­tua­lidad, ya estamos viendo a naciones grandes y pequeñas avanzando de for­ma impresionante para contribuir en la línea del frente (…) Cuba, un país de solo 11 mi­llones de personas, ha enviado 165 profesionales de la salud y se propone enviar cerca de 300 más”. (Granma)

Translation;

"Cuba, a country that only has 11 million people, has sent 165 health professionals, and proposes to send 300 more."

JG: It is not necessary to send the military, Kerry should have added. 

Good Article!


Amazon’s Wal-Mart problem: Why low wages, working conditions and disdain for culture will hurt us all

Amazon drives down wages, avoids taxes and destroys intellectual life, while profiting from government subsidies



Friday, October 17, 2014

The United States of Paranoia


The NYT will soon report that the three Americans that have been infected with

EBOLA

received visits from

ISIS

partisans.


@ ReaderSupportedNews.Org: Fidel Castro: "That Which Can Never Be Forgotten"

Fidel Castro. (photo: unknown)

Link to the RSN.Org article.

JG: On the so-called Cuba embargo, which Cuba calls, correctly, a blockade, Barack H. Obama has been an opportunist and a typical U.S. politician, who one day will say one thing and on another day will say the opposite.

When he was running for the U.S. Senate seat from Illinois, he publicly declared his opposition to the embargo against Cuba. I included that video in Cuba Journal.

As soon as he was elected POTUS, and the Cuban-American fascists from Miami started filling his pockets with "contributions," he, very conveniently, changed his tune.

Barack H. Obama is an American who is not worthy of trust.

Hillary Clinton is doing the same skit right know.

I no longer trust U.S. politicians.

Stay tuned for the vote at the end of the month at the United Nation's General Assembly.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Congratulations to my Socialist brothers and sisters in Venezuela

UNITED NATIONS — Despite objections by the United States, Venezuela secured a seat Thursday at the global table of high power, the United Nations Security Council, while Turkey, an American ally, was resoundingly defeated. (New York Times)

Message to Barack H. Obama: you are going to get a second hit, this time at the General Assembly, at the end of the month, when your administration is overwhelmingly condemned and repudiated by the vast majority of the civilized community of nations for continuing the U.S. blockade/embargo of Cuba. Only your water carriers, the genocidal Israeli Zionists Jews, will kiss your ass.

Total collapse of the Baltimore Orioles


They played like a bunch of LOSERS

KC Royals was a superior team. 

Very disappointed with the Orioles! 

Recommendations, after the #FanGate



For Governor of the State of Florida: Charlie Crist.
Rick Scott is not only a Medicare crook. He is also a BUM!

Florida Amendment 2: 
Marihuana is a very dangerous gateway drug. Adolescents and teenagers will be able to get it at will, under the many loopholes included in this BAD amendment. 
We do not need a state of potheads.

VOTE NO!

[All Politicians SUCK!]
Crooks and Liars:

Panic in the USA

The yellow journalism press in the USA, was well and alive in the late 1890's, using extreme jingoism to help the winds of war of a very strong Yankee imperialist power. After it was over, the Yankees had acquired three new colonies, the Phillipines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

Eventually, both the Philippines and Cuba became free and independent. The people there got rid of the Yankee yoke. Poor Puerto Rico, still a colony of the Yankees.  

Fast forward to 2014. Right now, the yellow journalists of the USA are using a fake Ebola panic to hide the real threats that the country faces today.

Because of the bad policies of George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama at the start of the XXI century, the country is facing a very dubious and uncertain future. Disaster is just around the corner. 

Yesterday, we got another strong bad signal. At one point during the day, the Dow Jones Industrial average was down 460 points in the stock market. Panic everywhere.

Why?

We are approaching, very fast, a 20 trillion dollars National Debt. Barack Obama continues with his new "war" in Syria, which is both illegal and unconstitutional. Spending and borrowing, like his never ending wars, can not go on forever.

Batten down the hatches and prepare for the huge economic crisis that is coming to the USA soon. Conserve cash, because your family will need it to eat and survive what is approaching.        

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hip! Hip! Hooray!



Oil prices (West Texas Intermediate) fell 4.6% today. (Yahoo Finance)

The oil producers, good capitalist greed-hogs that they are, deserve that, AND MORE.

Monday, October 13, 2014

SUPERB INTERVIEW! Give him hell, Senator Warren!

 Elizabeth Warren (Credit: AP/Charles Dharapak)

I have said it so many times, that I have to ask Cuba Journal readers to please forgive me, because I sound like a broken record when it gets stuck on the same track: Barack H. Obama is as phony as a $3.00 Dollar Bill! He fooled me in 2008! Not anymore. Now, myself and many more Americans know that he is an instrument of Wall Street, capitalist billionaires and billionaires and huge capitalist corporations. He does not represent working people.

In an exclusive interview by Salon Website, here is what truly progressive U.S. Senator Elizabeth Waren has to say about El Negrito and his gang: "

“They protected Wall Street. Not families who were losing their homes. Not people who lost their jobs. And it happened over and over and over” 

 

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Cardinals & Giants head to the National League Championship Series

I am happy! Another bird team is going to the League Championships Series. The Cardinals join The Orioles.



GO BIRDS!



Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A truly vibrant Democracy: Brazil has what the USA lacks, an impressive Workers Party

The Workers' Party (PortuguesePartido dos Trabalhadores, PT) is a centre-left political party in Brazil. Launched in 1980, it is recognized as one of the largest and most important left-wing movements of Latin America. It governs at the federal level in a coalition government with several other parties since January 1, 2003. After the 2010 parliamentary election, PT became the largest party in the Chamber of Deputies and the second largest in the Federal Senate for the first time ever. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the President with the highest approval rating in the history of the country, is PT's most prominent member. His successor, Dilma Rousseff, is also a member of PT; she took office on January 1, 2011. The party's symbols are the red flag with a white star in the center; the five-pointed red star, inscribed with the initials "PT" in the center; and the Workers Party' s anthem. Workers' Party's TSE (Supreme Electoral Court) Identification Number is 13.

Both born from the opposition to the military dictatorship, PT and the Social Democracy Party are since the mid-1990s the biggest adversaries in contemporary Brazilian politics, with their candidates finishing either first or second on the ballot on the last five presidential elections. Both parties generally prohibit any kind of coalition or official cooperation with each other. (Wikipedia)

Related: Another World is Possible: The Rise of the Brazilian Workers Party

JG: there is lesson here for the people of the United States. As long as we keep on voting for the candidates of the two branches of The Capitalist Party, things will keep going from bad to worse in the USA. The Brazilian Workers Party has lifted 36 million people out of poverty in Brazil. That will never happen here with the parties of Dubbya or El Negrito.

AP-GfK Poll: Telling Americans what they already know

AP-GfK Poll: Americans not confident in US government's ability to minimize range of threats


Americans lack confidence in the government's ability to protect their personal safety and economic security, a sign that their widespread unease about the state of the nation extends far beyond politics, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll.

With Election Day about a month away, more than half those in the survey said Washington can do little to effectively lessen threats such as climate change, mass shootings, racial tensions, economic uncertainty and an unstable job market.

The poll found that Democrats tend to express more faith in the government's ability to protect them than do Republicans. Yet even among Democrats, just 27 percent are confident the government can keep them safe from terrorist attacks. Fewer than 1 in 5 say so on each of the other issues, including climate change.


Monday, October 06, 2014

Cinderella Team, Kansas City Royals, sweep L.A. Angels

Kansas City Royals players celebrate following Game 3 of baseball's AL Division Series in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. The Kansas City Royals defeated the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 to sweep the series. (AP Photo/Travis Heying)


Boxscore

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Very strong showing by the Workers Party in Brazil's presidential election

Partido dos Trabalhadores

Dilma Roussef, of the Workers Party: 41.5 %.

The candidate who was promoted by capitalist businessmen in Brazil, Aecio Neves: 33.7%.

Marina Silva, an environmentalist: 21.3%.

All that Dilma Rouseff has to do in the runoff, October 26, is pickup 9.5% of those who voted for the third candidate.

The reporting by the New York Times was extremely negative against Ms. Roussef. The capitalists of the NYT can never hide their hatred for Socialist candidates.

Monday morning update from Reuters:

"Brazil's main stock index soared as much as 8 percent early on Monday, and the real currency gained as much as 3 percent as investors were cheered by the strong showing from the candidate they preferred all along."