Sunday, July 31, 2016

Cuban officials touring St. Petersburg this weekend as they eye consulate location


Paul Guzzo, Times Staff Witer

Saturday, July 30, 2016


The Cuban consular general and his second in command were in town Saturday to tour St. Petersburg, shown here from just south of downtown with Fourth Street running north.


Tampa has the historic and cultural link to Cuba, but it might be St. Petersburg that lands the first Cuban Consulate in the United States in more than five decades.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Green Party, USA: it is impossible to have a revolutionary movement within a “counterrevolutionary party.”

Poor Bernie Sanders. I still admire the man. He is an honest individual. But he made a tactical mistake by believing that a 100% capitalist party was going to nominate an independent socialist for President of the United Sates.

But, he and his followers have been able to influence the platform of the 2016 Democratic Party.

Does an average person reads that document? I doubt it.

The shenanigans at the at the DNC doomed Bernie from day one. That party is democratic only in name. They are faithful servants of the capitalist oligarchy who currently rules the USA.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz brought deep shame to the Democratic Party.

Link to the original article:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-green-partys-stein-woos-sanders-backers-some-see-unhappy-flashbacks-to-2000/2016/07/26/9cce97ea-534a-11e6-b7de-dfe509430c39_story.html


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Anti-Cuba, Gang of 66 member, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is forced to resign as chair of the Democratic Party National Committee


Bye, bye, Debbie, we will not miss you!

New York Times Editorial: America’s Conflicted Cuba Policy

The Latest

Bernie Sanders: DNC Emails 'Outrageous' But 'Not A Shock'


Is Donald Trump running for President of the U.S. or for Hater-In-Chief?

He has alienated so may groups and/or people that the only chance that he has of being "elected" is by fraudulent and/or illegal means. If you believe that capitalists are saints, you are a fool. They are in it to make tons of $$$$$, not to make your life better.

The two choices given to the American people by the two major capitalist parties are extremely poor.

But you do have two options:

1) Stay home on Nov 8.

2) Cast a protest vote for the Green or Libertarian parties, who do not have any chances of succeeding because of all the obstacles that are put in place by the crooked Republicans and Democrats.

I believe that thousands will opt for option 1.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

One very silly article about Cuba by USA Today

American capitalists live in their own compartmentalized and unreal silly world. They think that because they are very wealthy and very powerful, militarily, that everyone should think and act like they do.

WRONG!

A case in point is a very recent article by capitalist news media outfit USA Today.

Recently, they published an article titled US urges Cuba to do more to improve relationship.

The article could have been written with five words: Abandon socialism and re-install capitalism.

Unless the Cuban government wants to commit political suicide and allow the return to the island of corrupt and greedy US capitalism, which was overthrown on January First, 1959, the chances of that happening are:

ZERO.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

How come Trump did not mention how the top 1% are fucking the bottom 99% 24/7?

We will have to wait for Bernie to talk about that next week.

Ted Cruz has more than guts. He has cojones.

Full disclosure:

I am an agnostic, who does not buy any of Ted's religion-based GARBAGE. I am with Marx: religion is the opium of the masses. It is for the uneducated crowds, those who have no intelligence, and those who are extremely gullible.

Donald Trump has insulted just about everyone, Mexicans, immigrants in general, women, disabled people, Muslims.

His party is highly divided and demographics are against Donald Trump.

We may be stuck with dishonest and crooked Hillary. I dislike her intensely. 

We now have the two shittiest presidential candidates in the history of the USA.

This has been a very weird year. If Donald can win Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania, he may have a chance. Donald Trump will be crucified in the three Western States, California, Oregon, Washington.

American are very angry. The country is in a declining slope. The manufacturing base jobs have been exported to low-wage countries, like China. Capitalists have pocketed the huge profits. Financial speculation is the name of the game in USA today. 

It is capitalism that has destroyed the USA. The two establishment parties; Democrats and Republicans.

Angry people voted for Hitler in the 1930's in Germany. The same thing may happen in the USA with Donald Trump. His ego is huge, the same as Hitler's. He speaks his mind.

Cuban ambassador: Destroying revolution still U.S. goal



A top Cuban diplomat accused the Obama administration of not doing enough to dismantle the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba and said the United States wants to turn Cuba into an “appendage” of the United States.
In a half-hour interview held in conjunction with the anniversary Wednesday of the opening of the Cuban embassy in Washington, Emilio Lozada, the Cuban ambassador to Russia, told Russian television that dialogue between U.S. and Cuban leaders may have been restored, but that the “major obstacles” behind two generations of hostility remain the same.

Complete Article at the Miami Herald

Pastors for Peace Caravan Travels to Cuba



Mexico, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The 27th Pastors for Peace Caravan will travel to Cuba today and is composed of 41 activists showing solidarity with the Cuban people. (Prensa Latina)


Obama & U.S. Congress:

Tear Down the Embargo Wall

Police brutality and racism continues unabated in the USA

Florida police shoot black man with his hands up as he tries to help autistic patient.

Link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/07/21/fla-police-shoot-black-man-with-his-hands-up-as-he-tries-to-help-autistic-patient/

Related:
Wikepedia; List of Presidents of the United States who owned slaves

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

How many ....


.... did New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have tonight?

Two Hours on Monday Night

I was very curious last night. I was not going to watch or listen to the siren songs of the two political parties which have practically destroyed the United States since I arrived on its shores on Nov.18, 1961.

But, since PBS has few commercial advertising, I decided to keep the TV on between 8:00 and 10:00 pm. I had already decided that I would not support Trump or Hillary. My vote will go to the presidential candidate of the Green Party, USA, Dr. Jill Stein. She is closer to the things that I believe in.

What I saw in those two hours made me very afraid that very dark hours may be coming to the USA.

I saw and heard the face of hatred, like it happened in Germany in the 1930's.

Americans are very angry. The country is a declining slope. The top 1% live very well while the rest of the masses have to struggle with never ending greed, perpetual warfare and a declining economy.

Americans and Trump have found the perfect scapegoat. In Germany in the 1930's it was the Jews. Now, it is the Mexicans, the Guatemalans and other “illegals.” They are people who come to the USA looking for “free stuff,” Donald Trump and his band of bigots tell you that.

Naughty Donald Trump stills spouts his platitude about the wall that he is going to build along the Rio Grande. And you don't have to even pay for building it. The Mexican government is going to pay for it. HOW SILLY!

Like Adolf Hitler before him, Trump is the biggest megalomaniac that I have ever seen or heard. It is all about him. He lives alone in his own world.

Keep the Mexicans out and I will restore America to its previous greatness, he tells you.

Do not believe this very dangerous, bigoted and narcissistic demagogue.

BTW, Hillary is not the answer. She wants a coronation that would re-install her in the White House.

She is dishonest, corrupt and power driven. And on top of that she married a man who prostituted himself by jumping into bed with none other than racist U.S. Senator Jesse Helms, the author of the infamous Helms-Burton Act.

You can do what you want, but, please, do not contribute to the TOTAL DESTRUCTION of the USA. The good American people do not deserve that.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

DON'T FOLLOW THE CROWD!

Are you very unhappy over the choices that the two major capitalist parties in the USA are giving you in the 2016 presidential election?

Let us be very realistic. In the USA, national elections are totally controlled by big capitalist $$$$$.

Look to what has happened to independent Socialist U.S. Bernie Sanders. The capitalist establishment got 100% behind not-too-honest Hillary Clinton.

Consider casting a protest vote for the candidate for president of either Green Party, USA, or the Libertarian Party.

I am supporting Jill Stein of the Green Party on November 8th..

#NeverHillary, #NeverTrump.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Big Red Bus of the National Nurses United visited Lakeland this afternoon


I was driving from Tampa (after lunch) to my home.
I saw the bus on U.S. Highway 92.
I was in a hurry and could not stop to say hi to them.
Now, I am so disappointed with myself.

The New Yorker: The Frida Kahlo cult.


Kahlo’s “Me and My Parrots” (1941). 
Her self-portraits are about her gaze, as subject matter, technique, and content.COURTESY BANCO DE MÉXICO DIEGO RIVERA & FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUMS TRUSTLink to the article at The New Yorker

Bad news for Hillary Clinton as Bernie supporters begin to abandon her in swing-state Florida

Poll: Hillary Clinton loses edge in Florida, tied with Donald Trump in swing states.

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/07/poll_hillary_clinton_loses_edg.html


As of today, I plan to vote for the presidential candidate of Green Party, USA. Never Trump, Never Hillary.

Sorry Bernie, I can 't vote for Hillary Clinton. She is not worthy of trust.

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Sends First In-orbit View

Wishful thinking on the part of the Wall Street Journal: Growing Flow of Americans Remakes Cuba

Since the overthrow of U,S. installed and supported puppet, General Fulgencio Batista, on January First, 1959, the Yankees have tried just about everything to subvert Cuba's chosen Socialist system.


They sure like sticking their unwelcome noses in just about every place of the planet, don't they? 

It is called ARROGANCE!

If they think that tourists are going to overthrow the Cuban government, they are definitely living in La La Land.

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Universe: JUPITER THE GIANT PLANET Blu-Ray 1080p



Published on Jul 5, 2016
The Universe examines the stormy gas giant Jupiter and its mini-solar system of over 60 moons.
Stars: Claudia Alexander, Jon Aurnou, Kevin Baines

Sad day for the USA: RETALIATION may be coming quickly against police departments that engage in brutality against minorities

What happened in Baton Rouge and Minnesota brought retaliation on the many bad apples in Police Departments in the USA.

With the increasing militarization of Police Departments in the USA, the problem will get worse.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Birds of the same feathers: Obama gives "felicitations" to right-winger Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in Spain

ESPAÑA

Obama felicita a Rajoy

JG: for eight years Obama has faked being a "progressive." Hillary would continue his policies. What will the American people do on November 8? 

I am staying home. I don't like Hillary or Trump. Another huge capitalist farce. Expect low voter turnout. People are angry in the USA and that is not good news for the Democratic Party.

Juno and Jupiter: Coming up today @ NASA TV

10 a.m., Sunday, July 10 - 
Replay of the Post Juno Orbital Insertion NASA Science Briefing (NTV-1 (Public), NTV-3 (Media))

Saturday, July 09, 2016

A very poor choice of words by President Barack Obama

Last week the USA saw two African-Americans brutally and intentionally murdered by two cops, one in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the second in a small town in Minnesota.

The open buying and selling of guns is destroying the country. Profits are more important than people. That is USA capitalism.

One mind snapped: five police officers in Dallas Texas were gunned down in retaliation for what happened in LA and MN.

Barack Obama stated that the murders in Texas were “a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement.” 

Where was Obama and what was he saying when two black citizens were brutally murdered by two racist rogue cops?

Does "law enforcement" has a license to kill anyone they choose?

This, I am afraid, will continue in the future. He who lives by a gun will die by a gun. Their innocent families will be the real true victims.

Raul Castro Admits Cubans Face Hard Times as Economy Slows Sharply

Reuters July 08, 2016 9:15 PM 

HAVANA

President Raul Castro told Cubans on Friday to brace for tough times because the Communist-run country must cut spending and energy supply as it deals with a cash crunch and reduced oil imports from ally Venezuela.

Cuban economic growth slowed to 1 percent in the first half of this year from 4.7 percent in the same period of 2015, Castro told the mid-year session of the National Assembly. This was half of what the government had forecast. The economic outlook throughout Latin America has weakened due to lower commodity prices.

Castro's warning came at a time when Cuban expectations are high due to economic reforms and warming relations with the United States. "Rumors and forecasts of an imminent collapse of our economy with a return to the acute phase of the Special Period ... have started to appear," Castro said according to a copy of his speech provided by the country's official news agency Prensa Latina.

Foreign journalists are barred from the assembly.

Source: http://www.voanews.com/content/cuba-castro-economy-slows/3410351.html

Discurso del General de Ejército Raúl Castro Ruz, Primer Secretario del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba y Presidente de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros, en el VII Período Ordinario de Sesiones de la Octava Legislatura de la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular, en el Palacio de Convenciones, el 8 de julio de 2016, “Año 58 de la Revolución”.

Enlace:

http://www.granma.cu/cuba/2016-07-08/el-pueblo-revolucionario-cubano-nuevamente-se-crecera

Juno in Space Animation GIF


Via GIPHY
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Friday, July 08, 2016

What will you promote?


Is the USA a society that is currently being destroyed by racism and hate? A repeat of Germany in the 1930's?

What we are seeing in our television screens on a daily basis is not very pretty.

Does the profit motive and never ending greed bears some responsibility for what is going on in the USA?

Should Homo Sapient change its species name to Homo Stupidus?

Violence begets violence. It could get much worse, but I hope not.

The ready availability of guns has to be re-examined.    



1492: Conquest of Paradise Theme • Vangelis

NASA Team Begins Powering up Science Instruments in the Juno Spacecraft Circling Jupiter


Link:

What goes around comes around!

USA Police = Racism?


Five police officers killed in Dallas, seven others injured during shooting at protest

DALLAS - At least five Dallas police officers were killed and seven others wounded Thursday evening as a protest over recent police shootings was interrupted by chaos.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Coming Up in 2022 from the European Space Agency: JUICE, Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer


Google's Doodle Celebrates Juno Mission to Jupiter


NASA Scientists Celebrate!




Juno Approach: Movie of Jupiter and the Galilean Moons. [SUPERB MUSIC BY VANGELIS]


Update: July 10, 2016.
What you are seeing above was filmed over 17 days, as Juno approached Jupiter. It was compacted into a three minute video. Great music too!

NASA's Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter

NASA's Juno Website

July 5, 2016

Release 16-071

After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m. PDT (11:53 p.m. EDT) Monday, July 4.

Continue reading...

Reuters: NASA's Juno spacecraft loops into orbit around Jupiter

Tue Jul 5, 2016 5:20am EDT

BY IRENE KLOTZ

NASA's Juno spacecraft capped a five-year journey to Jupiter late Monday with a do-or-die engine burn to sling itself into orbit, setting the stage for a 20-month dance around the biggest planet in the solar system to learn how and where it formed.

Juno will spend the next three months getting into position to begin studying what lies beneath Jupiter’s thick clouds and mapping the planet’s gargantuan magnetic fields.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-jupiter-idUSKCN0ZK0VE

Monday, July 04, 2016

My favorite graphic, so far, of Jupiter and Juno


I am very sure that once Juno accomplishes the extremely important Jupiter Orbit Insertion, later on tonight, we will have more eye candy.

I certainly hope that the United States Postal Service will issue a postage stamp to commemorate this extremely important event of the XXI century.

It would also be nice if NASA sold lithographs, at reasonable prices, for all to enjoy.

NASA Video: Juno's final approach to Jupiter

4 July 2016: Happy Birthday USA! Much success as NASA's Juno spacecraft enters the Jupiter Orbit Insertion later on tonight.

NASA's Juno spacecraft

Sunday, July 03, 2016

The JOY of JOI

Juno and Jupiter

The most important moment for NASA's Juno Space Probe of Jupiter on Independence Day, July 4th, 2016.

JOI stands for Jupiter Orbit Insertion, the moment that all space enthusiasts have been waiting for since August 5, 2011.

In other words: the moment of success or failure.

I am 100% sure that we will be talking a lot about the first word: