Monday, July 31, 2017

Cuba Journal Repudiates and Condemns the Sanctions Impossed on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela by the Yankee Imperialists.

They do not like Nicolas Maduro for the same reason that they did  not like Hugo Chavez, Fidel and Raul Castro. They are leaders who defend their people and do not kiss the asses of the capitalist scum that governs the USA today.

We applaud and comend the new Constituent Assembly of Venezuela, which was freely elected by the courageous Venezuelan people this past weekend.

Venezela, like Cuba, is not for sale and will defend their National Sovereignty by any means necessary.




The Cuban government cracks down on corrupt capitalist restaurant owners in Havana

LOCK THEM UP!



Link to the El Miami 'Gusano' Herald

"Cuban leader Raúl Castro made it clear rules will be enforced, and anyone who hopes to start a mini-empire with multiple private businesses is mistaken." 


DOWN GOES THE SCUM! Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted of a criminal charge Monday for refusing to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.

Airline passengers flying with Bernie, passed around a 'Thank You' card for him. #BERNIE2020 #MondayMotivation


Full Video: China’s grand military parade marks the 90th birthday of the Peoples Liberatiom Army

Presidió Machado Ventura los homenajes en Santiago de Cuba a Frank País y Raúl Pujol a 60 años de sus asesinatos


La peregrinación de homenaje a Frank País recorrió las calles de la ciudad al igual que 60 años atrás. Foto: Miguel Rubiera Justiz

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Excellent 60 Minutes in CBS tonight

The story of an Arab named Al Salahi, (Prisoner 760),  and the horrors that he suffered in Guantanamo US Naval Base at the hands of the Yankee imperialists.

Best Restaurant in Cuba? Experts say it is La Guarida.


Dance Review: Local school provides a Cuban ballet renaissance in Sarasota


There is a remarkable development going on in the Sarasota dance world, and the impressively-large-for-summertime audience gathered at the Sarasota Opera House Saturday night for the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School’s “On Stage” performance got a glimpse of what I’m talking about. It’s not often a veteran dance critic can attend what is essentially a glorified student recital and walk away feeling amazed, impressed and hopeful for the future of ballet. For me, that was exactly the effect of this unusual display of precocious virtuosity.


The Winds of War?

Putin Forces 755 U.S. Diplomats to Depart Russia.

More than 750 American diplomats will have to leave Russia as a result of Washington's own policies, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in an exclusive interview with the Rossiya 1 TV channel.

JG: Will it be the last war ever fought on Planet Earth?

I do not blame Putin, I blame the current madman in the White House, and also the GOP.

With a new madman in the White House, now is the very appropiate time to repeat the most succesful slogan after the Cuba Revolution triumphed on 1 January 1959

"Fidel, Seguro, a los Yankees Dale Duro."

Total Disarray at the Top of the USA Government

Clearly, a nation in decline.

Donald Trump wants to cut the budget of the USA embasy in Havana

Prominent Cuban Blog, Mi Cuba Por Siempre, is reporting that:

Proponen recortar fondos para embajada yanqui en La Habana


JG; Another major stupidity from mentally unbalanced Donald Trump, as the USA empire continues its heavy downhill descent.


Nelson


Bumper Sticker


Las banderas de la Unión de Jóvenes Comunistas y la de Cuba se unen en la Ciudad Escolar 26 de Julio en Santiago de Cuba


Foto: Juventud Rebelde

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The young lady who drove me to distraction during the 4th of July fireworks @ BB&T Baseball Park in Charlotte, North Carolina


I am not ready for the Nursing Home, yet.

ABC News continues their sensationalist style of News Reporting

I watch ABC because it is the only strong TV signal in my town, not because I like ABC. People in my building are paying $125.00 a month for Cable TV.  CABLE = OVERPRICED GARBAGE.

Donald Trump encourages police departments in the USA to continue their brutality methods.

Trump tells police not to worry about injuring suspects during arrests

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/07/28/trump-tells-police-not-to-worry-about-injuring-suspects-during-arrests/

JG: Donald Trump is mentally unbalanced. IMPEACH him.

The State of American Television Today

90% is constant garbage advertising. The other 10% is low quality programs.

Los Mejores Mambos de Perez Prado

El Manisero




Published on Jun 2, 2009


El Manisero , The Peanut Vendor, is based on a street "pregon" or shout. The song has been recorded at least 150 times by musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Red Nichols and the California Ramblers to name but a few, and has sold over a million copies of sheet music for the EB Marks Co. The song was first recorded by Rita Montaner for Columbia in 1928.

The music was composed by Moises Simons, the Cuban son of a Basque musician. The royalties from this one song made Simons a wealthy man. Peanut Vendor was a million seller for Victor, was the number 1 song of 1931, and was the first million selling Cuban 78 record.

In Cuba, each merry maid, wakes up to this serenade
Peanuts-they're nice and hot, peanuts-I sell a lot
If you haven't got bananas, don't be blue
Peanuts in a little bag are calling you
If you're looking for an early morning treat
Get some double jointed peanuts-good to eat
A merry twinkle in his eye
He's got a way that makes you buy

English words by Marion Sunshine and Wolfe Gilbert - Spanish words by Moises Simons

Don Azpiazu introduced authentic Cuban dance music to US audiences when his Havana Casino Orchestra travelled to New York to cut EL MANISERO "The Peanut Vendor" for Victor Records in 1930. The record started a rumba craze which lasted until the 1940s although the record is technically not a rumba. The catchy song became one of the biggest selling Cuban hits in history. Azpiazu had star musicians Julio Cueva (trumpet), Mario Bauza (Sax), and singer Antonio Machin in his group. He also used American singers such as Chick Bullock to help popularize his music and paved the way for later bands such as Xavier Cugat and Desi Arnaz.

JG: When I was a kid, I would purchase very hot (not spicy) cucurruchos de mani. Cost: five Cuban centavos. They were delicious. The adults would dance to this popular Cuban song of Moises Simons.

Perez Prado Version

Viñales Valley, Cuba

List of U.S. Senators who are Co-Sponsors of S.1287, The Freedom for Americans to Travel to Cuba Act of 2017

U.S. Senate

May 25, 2017

Mr. FLAKE,
Mr. LEAHY,
Mr. MORAN,
Mr. DURBIN,
Mr. ENZI,
Mr. UDALL,
Mr. BOOZMAN,
Mr. WHITEHOUSE,
Ms. COLLINS,
Ms. KLOBUCHAR,
Mr. MERKLEY,
Mr. REED,
Ms. STABENOW,
Mr. MURPHY,
Mr.COONS,
Mr. CARDIN,
Mrs. FEINSTEIN,
Mrs. SHAHEEN,
Ms. HEITKAMP,
Mr. BROWN,
Ms. BALDWIN,
Ms. HIRONO,
Mr. SCHATZ,
Mr. MARKEY,
Mrs. MCCASKILL,
Mr. PAUL,
Mr. WYDEN,
Mr. KAINE,
Mr. KING,
Mr. FRANKEN,
Ms. WARREN,
Mr. BENNET,
Mr. HEINRICH,
Mr. SANDERS,
Mr. TESTER,
Mr. WARNER,
Ms. CANTWELL,
Mr. BLUMENTHAL,
Mrs. MURRAY,
Mr. SCHUMER,
Mrs. GILLIBRAND,
Mr. NELSON,
Mr. DONNELLY,
Mr. CASSIDY,
Mr. PETERS,
Mr. CARPER,
Mr. MANCHIN,
Mr. VAN HOLLEN,
Ms. HARRIS,
Mr. CASEY,
Mr. CRAPO,
Ms. DUCKWORTH,
Mr. DAINES,
Ms. HASSAN,
Mr. HELLER

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

JG: A total of 54 U.S. Senators. A majority.

Link to the PDF File for S.1287  (An easy to read three page bill)

I am greatly dissappointed that Marco Rubio is not a co-sponsor, but I am very happy that Mr. Wyden and Mr. Merkley of Oregon are both co-sponsors. And of course, it also makes me super happy, that the next President of the United States, Mr. Sanders also supports this bill.

If "news" reports about Cuba or the USA are more than one page long, I am not reading them.

There are thousands of "news." Some of them are just too lengthy. There will be no new posts from Cuba Journal tomorrow.

Mas de Veinte Mil Muertos, Algunos datos de la Cuba que dejó el tirano Fulgencio Batista



Live and Let Live


The Cuban goverment has said it many, many times: they want to have friendly relations with the USA, based on respect for Cuba's sovereignty, national independence and respect for the Cuban people. They WILL NOT accept dictates or impositions from anyone.


Serie 57 del Beisbol de Cuba


Las autoridades del béisbol cubano ratificaron ayer que la inauguración de la Serie Nacional número 57 será el sábado 5 de agosto en el estadio Mártires de Barbados, en la ciudad de Bayamo, pero con inicio a las cuatro de la tarde y no a las siete de la noche. (Granma)

Friday, July 28, 2017

Cops Lose

“A biblical passage that has long been displayed at a Tennessee city’s police headquarters will be removed following a complaint from an organization that advocates for the separation of church and state,” states an Associated Press story in the Washington Post. “The East Tennessee chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a complaint in February over the Knoxville Police Department’s plaque.”



REMOVED

The cops decided to go back to eating doughnuts.

Trips [to Cuba] organized by cruise lines are allowed under the updated [new 2017 Trump] rules.

The laws of  the USA do not have extraterritoriality.

Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) is a company with headquarters in Norway.

But many things can happen in one year.

The cruises by NCL from Port Canaveral, Florida, do not start until August, 2018.

Donald Trump is very stupid and dangerous man. Expect the worst.

By the way, the title of this post comes from the following link:

http://associationsnow.com/2017/07/cuba-tourism-operators-band-together-u-s-travel-ban-stops-thawing/

Go to the third paragraph, starting from the bottom.

  

Poema al Comandante Hugo Chávez en el 63º aniversario

Kill the Bill

Tit for Tat

Russia has ordered the United States to reduce its diplomatic and technical staff at its Embassy in Moscow and diplomatic missions in other Russian cities in response to a U.S. Senate vote to impose tougher sanctions on Russia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
(The Moscow Times)

Fraude y terrorismo: La historia detrás de la revista “On Cuba”

Rosas y Estrellas

Obra Rosas y estrellas, de Raúl Martínez.
Autor: Juventud Rebelde

Fotos Historicas de La Revolucion Cubana: el sepelio de Frank País y de Raúl Pujols

Foto: Granma

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Will Hate-Monger Donald Trump Kill my Cuba Cruise in 2018?

I hope not. But he is a thouroghly disgusting person, so I expect the worst.

Norwegian Sun cruises to Cuba from Port Canaveral now on sale



http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/florida-cruise-guide/os-norwegian-sun-cruises-to-cuba-from-port-canaveral-now-on-sale-20170726-story.html

I just updated the post: Cuba Journal's Inspector Clouseau Investigates.

Descubren Ciudad sumergida en Cuba

Excellent Speech by Jose Ramon Machado Ventura to Commmemorate the 64th Anniversay of 26 de Julio

Pinar del Rio is no longer La Cenicienta de Cuba. Their accomplisments since the triumph of Cuba's Socialist Revolution are SUPERB and very impressive. A perfect example of People Helping People.

I have visited Pinar del Rio several times. My deceased wife was born in Los Palacios. She was an excellent partner and a SUPERB mother. I miss her, now that she is gone.

I will never forget taking a swim in Rio Taco Taco in the eastern mountains of that beutiful province. The water was so clear, and the river fish were so plentiful and gorgeous.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Princess Diana: this may be a nice program to watch at ABC Network


Photo: Getty Images

Princess Diana TV programming, books to mark 20th anniversary of her death

Links:

Cuba Journal's Inspector Clouseau Investigates

Q: Is it a scam? Is it fraud?

Q: What the hell are you talking about?

A: The four days to Havana from Port Canaveral, Florida, mini-cruise being now "offered" by Norwegian Cruise Lines in the Summer of 2018.


CJ's Clouseau started to investigate with the following link:

https://www.ncl.com/cruise-deals/havana-nights

Click on the above link.

You will see one cruise beign 'touted' for $549 USD with the following label:

4-Day Cuba and Key West from Orlando (Port Canaveral.)

Notice the link that says: Show Me This Price and also the link button that says Details.

Plese come back to this post in 30 minutes to an hour. I gotta go have dinner. I am starving.

Part II

I clicked on Show Me This Price, and this time, as opposed to a month ago, from Miami, they are offering an inside room for $549.00. Not bad.

If you want a suite you gotta pay $1,869. AWFULL!

Next, I cliked on the linkable button labeled Details.

They give you some more info plus a 1-866 telephone number, plus three more buttons.

Tomorrow morning I am very busy. But I will call in the afternoon to talk to a real human being, rather than deal with computer buttoms.

Come back in late afternoon or evening to see what story they try to sell to me.

Look for:

Part III.

Great News! Great News!

I just booked my 4 day cruise to Havana, Cuba, from Port Caneveral, Florida, in 2018.

I hope that I can convince my daughter-in-law to let me take Lilly, my grandaughter, with me. She is 10 yearsold now.

It has been 56 years since I left Cuba.

BREAKING NEWS: Senate rejects GOP effort to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act without a replacement

This is a MAJOR DEFEAT for Donald Trump and the Republican Party.

The GOP controls the House, Senate and White House, and yet, are unable to pass their own legislative bills.

Why?

They are extremist bills that would hurt the Americn people. Many people would lose health insurance, and would die because of that.

The GOP is unable to govern the USA.

KEEP THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.


The Latest: Senate rejects proposal for 'Obamacare' repeal - ABC News

The people will take revenge in November of 2018. And Donald Trump will go BYE, BYE in 2020.

Discurso de Jose Machado Ventura en el acto central por el 26 de Julio en Pinar del Rio

Anthem of the 26th of July Movement




The hymn of the 26th of July Movement, the guerrilla organisation that brought about the socialist Cuban Revolution. Original audio sung by the Red Army Choir in honor of said revolution.

The commemorative act for the 64th Anniversary of the Attack to the Moncada barracks has finished.

Juventud Rebelde had the best LIVE VIDEO.

Thank you to all.

When the speech of Jose Ramon Mahado Ventura is published by the Cuban News Media, Cuba Journal will have a link to it.

Los veo pronto. I will see you soon.

7:50 a.m. José Ramón Machado Ventura, Segundo Secretario del Comité Central del Partido y Vicepresidente de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros, pronunciará las palabras centrales por el Día de la Rebeldía Nacional.

Excellent LIVE video from Joventud Rebelde. I am watching it NOW.

JG: Go to my earlier post this morning of Juventud Rebelde to access the LIVE video. It is coming in OK. Great music too.

Unable to get the live signal from Cubavision or Cubavision Internacional

More details when they are published. Juventud Rebelde has some excellent videos today. It also has a minute by minute report.

Cuba: Comenzó en Pinar del Río acto central por el Día de la Rebeldía Nacional (Radio Habana, Cuba)

En vivo: Cuba de rojo y negro, como el 26 de julio (+ Infografía, videos y fotos)


Fidel junto a otros asaltantes del Moncada tras ser capturados. Foto: Alba Ciudad

Los cuatro fotógrafos del Moncada


Una de las primeras fotos de Fidel después del asalto al cuartel, 
en el Vivac de Santiago de Cuba. 
Foto: Ernesto Ocaña

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Americans continue to ignore Donald Trump's edicts as Three Million Tourists Arrive in Cuba in Less than 7 months

Tuesday, 25 July, 2017

Today, Cuba reached the three million tourist mark, 75 days faster than last year

A press release from the Cuban Ministry of Tourism reports that on this Tuesday, July 25, Cuba reached the three million tourist mark, 75 days faster than last year.

Continue reading at Escambray

Huge Debacle for Trump and the GOP at the US Senate

In the absence of an actual Obamacare replacement plan, the GOP votes to debate ... no bill at all

Link:

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-mcmanus-healthcare-mitch-mcconnell-20170725-story.html


JG: I reafirm my recent opinion:  The USA is ungovernable at the present time. Obamacare has to continue, since the US Senators go on limbo.

The PDF Document, "Argument in Defense of the Comunists" by Clarence Darrow, has been added to CJ's Post of July 24, 2017

I wonder if the CIA or USAID got new teeths for Allan Gross?

Major Jewish Scum: Alan Gross. His last name fits him very well.

How Google uses Gmail to silence people

This started taking place very recently.

I try to send an email to Mr X.

Three months ago, I emailed that person several times. After I was done with the conversation, I deleted the emails. I also emptied the Trash File.

Fast forward six months. My Trash File is now totally empty.

If I try to email Mr. X again, I get the following message from the Google Gmail software:

[You have sent a message in a trashed conversation. The message will not appear in your Sent Mail unless you move it to your Inbox. Learn more  Move to Inbox]

I have been silenced.

The USA is full of very evil people, all of them capitalists.

This started happening to me when I swithced from Chrome to Opera, which is a much better Internet browser than Chrome.

Donald Trump wants people wo will kiss his ass

He wants to go from Shit #1, Jeff Sessions, to Shit #2, Rudy Giuliani.

The American people no longer like Donald Trump. He will subvert Democracy in the USA and we will end up with the American version of Personality Cult.

GOP is in total disarray when it comes to repealing ObamaCare

The bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives is much, much worse than ObamaCare.

Millions of Americans will find themselves with no health insurance and the right wing extremists in the Republican Party want to destroy MedicAid.

KEEP OBAMACARE AND IMPROVE IT, NOT REPEAL IT.

Mañana, en Pinar del Río, acto central por el Día de la Rebeldía Nacional

Autor: Granma | internet@granma.cu

25 de julio de 2017

Mañana, a las 7:00 a.m., tendrá lugar en la Plaza provisional de la Revolución del reparto Hermanos Cruz de la ciudad de Pinar del Río, el acto central por el aniversario 64 del asalto a los cuarteles Moncada y Carlos Manuel de Céspedes.

Las palabras centrales por el Día de la Rebeldía Nacional serán pronunciadas por José Ramón Machado Ventura, Segundo Secretario del Comité Central del Partido y Vicepresidente de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros.

Cubavisión, Cubavisión Internacional, el Canal Educativo, Radio Rebelde, Radio Progreso y Radio Habana Cuba transmitirán en vivo este importante acto, que se retransmitirá por el canal Cubavisión en el espacio de la Mesa Redonda.

La Gala cultural en homenaje a la efeméride tendrá lugar esta noche, en el teatro José Jacinto Milanés de Pinar del Río, a las 8:30 p.m.

Monday, July 24, 2017

The USA is ungovernable.

We are watching total chaos.

No one, including the New York Times, knows what is going to happen tomorrow @ the U.S. Senate with ObamaCare.

July 24, 2017

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders, trying to keep alive their flagging effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, are barreling toward a showdown vote on Tuesday to begin debating a repeal of the health law. But senators have yet to be told precisely what legislation they will be debating.  (New York Times)

2016? Sello de Homenaje a Alicia Alonso

No se ve muy bien la fecha en la cancelacion.
Cuando yo vaya por la biblioteca lo voy a buscar
en el Catalogo Scott.

Se me habia olvidado si era vaya o valla.
El Ingles es mas facil.

Estoy muy de acuerdo con este Tweet

Replying to 
ADVERTENCIA Venezuela no será Chile-1973, ni la Libia del Caribe. Será la tumba del fascismo porque es Bolívar encarnado.

Clarence Darrow


I don't believe in God, because I don't believe
in Mother Goose.



EL MARAVILLOSO GRUPO ABBA - EN VIVO ( 70-80s)

'Winter Haven For Bernie Sanders' has been 'approved' by the National Office of Our Revolution



It took me two weeks to solve all the problems that I was having with the National Office.

Polk County, FL is a very rural and very conservative county.

I am happy to plant the Bernie flag in my county.

But please, do not expect miracles to happen.

 All I can promise is 100% effort.

Jorge Gonzalez

AÑORANZA POR LA CONGA - Ricardo Leiva y Sur Caribe



One of the baseball videos that I liked the best in the 2006 World Baseball Classic has stopped working. I will investigate to see if I can fix it. In the meantime, here is the great music of that video.

Nómina de los Industriales para la Serie 57 del Béisbol Cubano


Receptores: Frank C. Morejón, Lázaro Ponce, Roberto Loredo y Randy Montenegro.

Cuadro: Alexander Malleta, Yordanis Samón, Juan C. Torriente, Wilfredo Aroche, Yolbert Sánchez, Joel Mestre, Osmel Cordero, Jorge L. Barcelán, Andrés Hernández, Edwin Y. Caballero y Walter Pacheco. 

Jardineros: Víctor V. Mesa, Stayler Hernández, Yohandri Urgellés, Yoasán Guillén, Javier Camero, Jorge Tartabull y Asnier Fonseca.

Lanzadores: Frank Montieth, Noelvis Entenza, Ian Rendón, Alexander Rodríguez, Dairon Durán, Adrián Sosa, José A. Pérez, Yoel D. Paula, Michel Reinoso, Julio R. Montesinos, David Mena, Pavel Hernández, Eddy A. García, Andy Valdés, Javier del Pino, Denis Castillo, Raymond Figueredo y Yasmany Robert. 

Director: Víctor Mesa.

Source: http://www.beisbolcubano.cu/home/news.asp?idNews=41171

Sunday, July 23, 2017

USA politicians spend most of their time whining constantly.

There are exceptions. My Congressman is a good person.

Art Deco: Cuba de Noche


Dunkirk: The Horrors of War

Film Poster

And we still call ourselves Homo Sapient?

If politicians, with their sons and daughters, had to be in the front lines as soldiers, there would be no wars.

This film has excellent cinematography, despite the very sad story. My candidate for the Oscar for  best picture of the year. The Emoji movie on July 28 will not be able to compete in the major leagues of film making.

Here is my non-profit commercial: get your free bumper sticker from FCNL, a Quaker group in the USA. It proclaims: War Is Not The Answer.  I have had one on my car for a very long time.

And to counterbalance this movie, rent or buy, All Quiet On The Western Front.


I Believe in Historical Materialism

Historical Materialism

Excerpt on a very complicated subject matter:

Human beings collectively work on nature but do not do the same work; there is a division of labor in which people not only do different jobs, but according to Marxist theory, some people live off the fruits of others' labor by owning the means of production.

Police BRUTALITY in the USA

SYDNEY, Australia — Dozens of Justine Damond’s closest friends and relatives gathered at sunrise on Freshwater Beach in Sydney on Wednesday, with candles and flowers in hand, to commemorate the life of a woman they described as a ray of light.

Horrified and sad, they said they could hardly believe that a woman so calm — a spiritual healer and meditation coach — had been fatally shot on Saturday night by a police officer in Minneapolis, where she was soon to be married. (New York Times)

Australians Shocked by U.S. Killing: ‘It Would Have Never Happened Here’

Mexicanos marchan frente a Embajada de EE. UU. contra el bloqueo


La marcha recorrió importantes avenidas de la capital mexicana. 
Foto: Prensa Latina

Enlace a Juventud Rebelde

I know that I know nothing

The phrase "I know that I know nothing" or "I know one thing; that I know nothing", sometimes called the Socratic paradox, is a well-known saying that is derived from Plato's account of the Greek philosopher Socrates. The phrase is not one that Socrates himself is ever recorded as saying. (Wikepedia)

Do divine beings exist?

1) Believers/Creationists: God exists.

2) Agnostics: I don't know.


3) Atheists: God does not exist.


JG: I include myseld in the #2 group. It can not be proved or disproved that there are divine beings. I believe in those things that I can touch and see.

What El Puente (free periodiquito) in Tampa does not tell its readers about José Martí.

"I have lived in the monster and I know its entrails."

José Martí

See:

José Martí Letter to Manuel Mercado

Remembering BAL

I don't know why, but I got up this mornig with the abreviation BAL stuck on my brain.

I did what I normaly do. I went to Wikepedia.

It was my favorite programming language back in 1969-70.

I liked it the best because it was very easy to learn, and the computer programmer was totally in control, as usual.

My #2 choice was RPG. It was an extremely limited Report Program Generator. But it produced any report very quickly. But it did not have arrays. Later on, arrays were included, and RPG II was born. Not unitl RPG III came out did it become a very powerful programming language.

My #3, and highly disliked by me, was COBOL. Common Business Oriented Language. It was very wordy and you had to write, write, write, write, write, write, write. till your hand had cramps.

Sorry, I am going back to sleep now.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Gustavo Dudamel


Photo: PBS/WNET

Sarah Chang Plays Carmen. John Williams Conducts the Boston Pops Orhestra, BRAVO!



Published on Sep 11, 2016
John Williams : Conductor
Sarah Chang : Violin
Boston Pops Orchestra

Wikipedia: Sarah Chang

José Martí Painting


Not Enough!

The extreme right-right wing Miami 'Gusano' Herald is reporting that Donald Trump's new communications director has traveled to Cuba to explore 'El Bizneo' on the island.

What a bunch of bull shit and garbage.

That is not enough. What needs to be done is for POTUS #45 to send a written request to the U.S. House and Senate to inmediately lift/repeal the U.S. blockade/embargo against Cuba.

It has been REPUDIATED by 191 civilized countries at the United Nation's General Assembly.

Blessed Palestinian Children


The Best Cuban Food in Tampa: Teresita Cafeteria


I have been going there ALWAYS.

La Cerveza de Cuba


Can the president pardon himself? Four questions about the presidential pardon


JG: It would be an insult to the people of the United States if Donald Trump pardoned himself for the crimes that he has committed. 

¿Que es un cableski?


 Granma: Inaugurará Cuba su primer cableski

Friday, July 21, 2017

Phobos Photobombs Hubble's Picture of Mars

Israel Zionist Jews Continue Butchering Palestinians. STOP.

3 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli troops


JG: I appeal to the United Nations to send a multi-national military force to stop the genocide of the Palestinian People.

Adult Dating Websites in the USA are Vastly Overpriced & Overhyped

Look for your Dream Lady in your neighborhood or food supermarket.

Milestone For Cuba Journal: We Surge above 12,510 posts. We will be very proud to celebrate our 13th anniversary on December 5, 2017.

Cuba Journal Opposes Very Strongly the Blockade of Cuba


Bilingual Report From Prensa Latina: Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, Promises Never to Visit USA after Criticism

Cuba Journal Applauds: Bipartisan Support for Ties with Cuba Continues in U.S.



Peter, Paul and Mary was an American folk group formed in New York City in 1961


1961 was the saddest year of my young life. I was 17 years old. My parents and myself became victims of the evil Operation Peter Pan, which was put into action by the Yankee imperialist CIA and the corrupt high hierachy of the stupid Cuban Catholic Church.

The lives of 14,000 Cuban children were deeply scarred forever.


May Monsignior  Bryan O. Walsh (center) roast in Hell.
I am the little guy kneeling on the right, front row.
Next to me is Porfirio Ferrer.
We were shipped to Portland, Oregon,
from Camp Matecumbe in the Florida Everglades. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Remembering FEMA's Creative Writing Department of 2004-05 as I prepared to retire.

2004 was a very bad year for me. I had totally burned-out as a computer programmer-analyst (PA) after working 20 years in that chosen profession in Portland, Oregon. Back in 1969-70 I had spent 69 weeks at night in Western Business University. My class started with 24 men. Six of us graduated. My diploma said 'With Honors.' I was very happy. I found a good job immediately.

At my last job in 1988 I was being paid very well. I was not happy with the company, though. I was making $35,000 a year. Very good money back then.

A head-hunter that I had contacted to try to find me a new job with another company told me: “They have golden handcuffs around your wrists. You must be very good.” PA's were being paid $32,000 a year.

After I left programming, all my jobs were shitty, low-wage jobs. Common in capitalist USA.

I sold off all my first editions of mystery books by Lawrence Block at Powell's City Of Books, and bought a one way Greyhound ticket to Orlando Florida. I hated Miami. I did not want to live there.

In my last job before retirement I was being paid minimum wage as an Administrative Assistant in a Hispanic non-profit company.

Then came the Year of the Five Hurricanes in Florida. One very nice lady at the non-profit told me that FEMA was looking for translators of documents, mostly press releases, but including other documents as well.

I applied at FEMA, and got the job. I went from $5.25 an hour to $17.00 an hour. I was very happy again.

We were working 12 hours a day shifts, seven days a week. I made $25,000 in five months. I saved 90%, for retirement.

Translating the documents from English to Spanish was very easy for me. I am fluent in both languages.

The group of English to Spanish translators at FEMA was very small. We were not part of any department. The Americans who wrote the press releases in English were part of the Creative Writing Department.

Creative Writing consisted of telling LIES in the press releases. The information given about the Emergency Centers were not lies. It was based on truths.

When a FEMA Emergency Center Office was opened in Florida, it was accompanied by a Press Release. Sent to the local press.

It had the address of the center, the hours, the emergency assistance programs, all of them truths.

The Press Releases would always include quotations from government officials. They were invented by the creative writers. All of them were lies, invented by us. At the end of my job, I had been transferred to the Creative Writing Department.

Now you know the Rest of the Story.

So now, when I see a quotation from a government official in a newspaper, I ask myself, is it Creative Writing?

Are the Yankee imperialists promoting destabilization and chaos in Venezuela so it can seize/steal its huge oil deposits?

I believe that the answer to my question is a very resounding YES.

Reuters: Anti-Maduro strike paralyzes swathes of Venezuela. Partners in crimes with the Yankees. 

Do not forget that Reuters is a 100% capitalist news agency located in the United Kingdom.


Hey Google, stop promoting the Miami Herald in your search bar. Will you tell us how much money that Scum Newspaper puts into your pockets?

When you get to the Google News search bar and you type Cuba and then press 'enter'  you will see that the news handed to you by Google, 5 out of 10 (50.00%) come from the Miami Herald.

Why Google? How much money is that scum newspaper putting into your pockets?

I do not feel sorry for U.S. Senator John McCain. In 2014 he opposed President Barack Obama's Normalization of Diplomtic Relations with Cuba. Here is the Press Release from his office.

December 17, 2014

McCAIN & GRAHAM ON PRESIDENT RESTORING RELATIONS WITH CUBA

U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today released the following statement on President Obama’s plans to ease U.S. restrictions on Cuba and normalize diplomatic relations:

“We agree with President Obama that he is writing new chapters in American foreign policy. Unfortunately, today’s chapter, like the others before it, is one of America and the values we stand for in retreat and decline. It is about the appeasement of autocratic dictators, thugs, and adversaries, diminishing America’s influence in the world. Is it any wonder that under President Obama’s watch our enemies are emboldened and our friends demoralized?

“Unfortunately, we fear the most damaging chapter to America’s national security is still being written. We dread the day President Obama takes to the podium to announce a nuclear deal with the Iranian ayatollahs which does little, if anything, to deter their nuclear ambitions, placing our nation and our closest allies in even deeper peril.”

Source:

https://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2014/12/statement-by-senators-john-mccain-and-lindsey-graham-on-president-obama-s-plans-to-restore-relations-with-cuba

JG: President Donald Trump insulted McCain for being "captured" in North Vietnam.

John McCain is nothing but a scummy warmonger.


La plaza de Pinar del Río se alista para la celebración del acto central por el aniversario 64 de los asaltos a los cuarteles Moncada y Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, el próximo 26 de julio.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Donald Trump is imploding after GOP withdrew their support for Repeal & Replace Obamacare

Game of Thrones is Harry Potter for Grown Ups

Donald Trump lacks what Vladimir Putin has: cojones

JG: As far as I am concerned, Donald Trump got to the White House illegally. He used, very likely, financial help from Russia.

Peter, Paul and Mary - Blowing in the Wind

The Hypocrisy of Yankee Imperialism

Saudi Arabia says woman arrested for wearing skirt in viral video has been released


JG: How do the Yankees dare to criticize Cuba for keeping an eye and twarting the evil plans of their money-hungry mercenaries inside the island? The Yankees have no morals or ethics!

The USA supports and sells armaments to countries like Saudia Arabia, Egypt and Israel, who violate human righst 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Candela y plomo con los mercenarios de la CIA dentro de Cuba.


California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas

Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made for Walkin'

Light My Fire

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.

Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason.

http://www.ushistory.org/paine/reason/reason1.htm

What is the name of the next prescription drug that ABC News will be promoting @ the 6:30 p.m. national nightly broadcast?

The one they were promoting tonight was totally new to me. What will they promote tomorrow?

Cuba Journal supports Medicare For All, Single Payer Health Care for all the people of the USA


'Plan C' on Obama Care, Repeal Now and Replace Later, has Collapsed

JG: I am not surprised at all. The capitalists of the Republican and Democratic Parties seek to make easy money from the very unfortunate and gullible people who believe in the two corrupt and greedy ruling parties.

Cuba has Health Care that covers all of its citizens. The USA does not.

Link to the NYT article.

Watch the future of Cuban pitcher, Livan Moinelo, with the Soft Bank Hawks. 6 Wins, 1 Loss and an ERA of 0.00


Only 21 years old.



GO Alfredo Despaigne! GO Soft Bank Hawks!





Monday, July 17, 2017

She looked at my Selfie and said: “No Way, José”



She asked me: "Where Are Your Teeth"

Cuba Journal Recommended Article: Why Cuba's future could be more promising than the US'


Excerpt:

"Cubans rightly boast of their country's impressive levels of human development and low levels of inequality and crime compared with so many other countries in the region. This despite decades of a full US embargo."

JG: If you want to see high levels of crime, go to Orlando, Florida, home of Mickey Mouse.

Japan Times: Alfredo Despaigne, Akiyama, Suzuki supply big hits as Pacific League tops Central League in All-Star Series finale

Alfredo Despaigne, El Más Valioso en juego estelar


Alfredo Despaigne conecta un cuadrangular para los Halcones del Soft Bank. 
Foto: KYODO

De excelente puede calificarse la actuación del cubano Alfredo Despaigne durante viernes y sábado pasados en los dos Juegos de Estrellas de la Liga Profesional Japonesa de Béisbol, al ser nominado el Más Valioso del segundo partido...

Sunday, July 16, 2017

USA companies that Cuba Journal no longer patronizes, and the reasons.

Verizon, Extremely Poor Customer Service.

Bright House Networks (BHN), Poor Custome Service. [the old dog.]

Spectrum, [The Old Dog] changed his name to try to fool people. Ditto reason.

Jet Blue. Lost my luggage in NY when I flew to Valencia, Spain. It toook them three days to find it.

Zoosk, Very deficient software, vastly overpriced service. Heavy advertising which is very annoying

Metro PCS, extremely shitty and low quality cell phone company. Employs low education clerks.

The politicians at City Hall in my city give Verizon and Spectrum monopoly status in my building. Therefore, if you want to use telephone or cable, you have to put up with their shittty customer service. I gave both of them the boot in the ass.

Draft Bernie for a People's Party


Cuba Journal is commited to the Draft Bernie movement.

Fidel Castro's Article Published in Granma on March 28, 2016, a few months before his death: "We Don’t Need the Empire to Give Us Anything"

To me personally, it is very important because it was published one day after I became 72 years old.

When I was a victim of Operation Peter Pan in 1961,  I never foresaw that I would be still here in 2017.

The article by Fidel is titled Brother Obama.

It was also published, translated to English, in Escambray.

I will always continue being, until I die, 100% Fidelista.  


Cuba's Got Unbreakable Baseball Records


Osmani Urrutia holds the record of six batting titles in seven seasons. 
(Photo taken from http://en.granma.cu)

The one that stands out is that set by Osmani Urrutia from Las Tunas: Five straight batting titles in the National Series, averaging close to .400 in four tournaments.

The Church I Go to Every Sunday is Called Our Lady Of Perpetual Cuban Béisbol


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Cuba Journal Proudly Supports FFRF (Freedom From Religion Foundation)

Cuba born pitcher Aroldis Chapman performance continues to go donwnhill.

Aroldis Chapman walks in winning run, Red Sox beat Yankees 5-4 (Jul 14, 2017)



This Dollar Chaser is considered a traitor in Cuba.


 

House Democrat files first articles of impeachment against President Trump

Saturday, July 15, 2017    Last update: 1:33 p.m.

Link to the Bangor Daily News article

JG: In the opinion of this non-expert, Donald Trump obstructed justice with his firing of FBI Director James Comey. If I was a betting person, I would put heavy money that Trump will not finish his term of office.