Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Yes Virginia, the U.S. Congress can pass a Censure Resolution against Donald Trump

Donald Trump's favorite president, Andrew Jackson (who was responsible for the "trail of tears"), was censured by the Senate in 1834 for failure to turn over documents. And the infamous Senator Joseph McCarthy was censured by the Senate in 1954 for bringing that body into "dishonor and disrepute."

Add your name at:

PETITION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES REQUESTING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP BE CENSURED



Workers of Valencia's steel city honored with 1938 set issued by the Second Spanish Repubic



The story in Linn's Stamp News Monthly of December 2017 caught my attention because I have Valencia blood in my veins. My dad, Carlos Manuel Ramiro Gonzalez Moreno, was born there in 1905.

I will tell you the very interesting, but sad story, about these stamps when I come back from shopping Christmas presents for my family.

Updated: 3:39 p.m. 

My congratulations and thanks to Kathleen Wunderly for her excellent article, party retold below.

Sagunto, a port city in eastern Spain on the Mediterranean Sea, is in the province of Valencia. Its roots lie very deeply in history, back when it was Saguntum, a peaceful Ibero-Roman city until targeted by Carthaginians led by Hannibal, in 214, B.C.

Saguntum commercial prosperity attracted  Hannibal's notice (along with the fact that Saguntum was on the side of Rome, against Carthage), and he laid siege for eight months). The blockade reduced the desperate inhabitants to eating tree bark and leather, and the city proposed an honorable surrender, which Hannibal rejected.

The Saguntines then gathered all their possessions --- precious stones, sacred religious items, gold, clothing and so on --- into an inmense pile in the central plaza and set fire to it. Some chose to throw themselves into the fire, and others left the city to futilely attack the Cathaginians camp "morir matando": to die killing.

Watching the lost cause from the city walls, many of the Santinuan women killed their children and themselves. Any survivors were slaughtered by the Carthaginians when they entered the ruins of Saguntum. A treaty had limited Hannibal's influence in Spain, and his attack on Saguntum broke this treaty, marking the start of the Second Punic War, which Rome won in 214 B.C.   




Bitcoin is a huge capitalist SCAM

"JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon recently called bitcoin a "fraud" and suggested people who buy it are "stupid." (CNN)

JG: Homo Sapiens definition name should be changed to Homo StupidusThis time, the 'suckers who are born every minute' are going to be thouroughly f*cked.

Las Tunas and Matanzas have qualified for the playoffs of Cuba's 57th National Baseball Series which start on January 4th



Autor: Sigfredo Barros Segrera | sigfredo@granma.cu
12 de diciembre de 2017 01:12:38

Leñadores de Las Tunas y Cocodrilos de Matanzas ya están en las semifinales de la 57 Serie Nacional de béisbol. Ahora solo les resta saber cuáles serán sus rivales en la postemporada, que dará inicio el venidero 4 de enero.


Fidel at Bat

Monday, December 11, 2017

News in the USA Today.

She said. He said.

Is there no end to the phonieness in this nation?

The USA is a decadent country that is declining RAPIDLY.

No wonder that we have a moron in the White House.

Two Natural Allies for Victories in 2018-2020 and Beyond


MPP

Democratic Socialists of America

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Amnesty International: Honduras Government deploys dangerous and illegal tactics to silence population


"The Honduran government is deploying dangerous and illegal tactics to silence any dissenting voices in the aftermath of one of the country’s worst political crisis in a decade, including preventing lawyers and human rights activists from visiting detained demonstrators, Amnesty International said after a visit to the country following contested presidential elections on 26 November."

JG: While perusing Internet news headlines I saw that Donald Trump was praising the actions of the Honduras goverment, which always kisses the asses of the yankee imperialists. Typical Banana Republic. I would never visit that country.

ETECSA amplía envío de SMS desde Cuba

Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba

Autor: Internet

Publicado: 21/09/2017 | 05:01 pm

A partir del 8 de diciembre de 2017 y desde cualquier teléfono móvil en Cuba se podrá enviar mensajes (SMS) internacionales hacia cualquier teléfono móvil de los Estados Unidos. Así lo anunció la Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba, S.A., ETECSA.

El costo será de 0.60 CUC, similar al resto de los destinos internacionales. Para el envío de mensajería de texto hacia Estados Unidos, el usuario deberá, al momento de ingresar el número telefónico marcar, el signo de “+”,  el código de Estados Unidos,1, el código de la localidad y el número celular.

Ejemplo:

“+” +  1 +  702 (código de Las Vegas) + número celular

Los códigos de localidades de EE.UU se encuentran en las Páginas Informativas del Directorio Telefónico de Cuba.

http://www.juventudrebelde.cu/cuba/2017-12-08/etecsa-amplia-envio-de-sms-desde-cuba

Warning!

The so-called Medicare Advantage Plans are huge CAPITALIST CORPORATE SCAMS.

They provide extremely poor medical services, based on my personal experience with two of them.

Beware of anyone who tries to have you sign any documents. Do not give up your right to make your own decisions.

Protect your pockets. All they care about is making easy $$$$$.

Cuba and Antigua & Barbuda have signed a declaration of solidarity and cooperation

Link to TeleSur:


Saturday, December 09, 2017

Honduras opposition parties ask for disputed election to be annulled

Reuters Report Link

"The Nov. 26 vote has been marred by accusations of electoral fraud, sparking protests, a widespread curfew and a growing chorus of international concern over the situation in Honduras, which has one of the world’s highest murder rates."

Black officials say they don't want Trump 'to tell us what civil rights means in Mississippi'


JG: Trump is a racist & a xenophobe. He is not qualified on Civil Rights.

Recuerdan 60 años de la segunda comandancia del Che en la Sierra Maestra

Friday, December 08, 2017

A McDonald's employee told me this:

Jorge, let me be real with you. I make $8.90 working at McDonald's, hardly enough to support my 2 kids and make rent. Meanwhile, corporate executives are living in unimaginable luxury on the backs of their workers and taxpayers.

Pick up your phone and call Congress now at 1-855-713-0060 and tell them to oppose the tax cuts for millionaires and corporations.

(Fight for $15.00)

Reality Check

McDonald's is reaping an over 700 million dollar tax break with the help of politicians while paying its employees barely enough to survive.

This greed is about to be supersized.

Republican senators just passed the most unfair, anti-worker tax plan in history. It will ensure that even more money goes to line the pockets of the wealthiest people and the biggest corporations in our country.

(Fight for $15)

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Extreme Paranoia Grips the USA

U.S. athletes may not attend Olympics as threat of nuclear war with North Korea rises, Nutty Nikki Haley warns



Kennedy Center to celebrate Cuba in two-week festival in May

Palestinian refugees angry at Trump's Jerusalem stance

Declaración del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Cuba sobre el reconocimiento por Estados Unidos de la ciudad de Jerusalén como capital de Israel

Autor: Cubaminrex | internet@granma.cu
6 de diciembre de 2017 17:12:52

El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Cuba expresa su más profunda preocupación y rechazo por la declaración unilateral por parte del Presidente de los Estados Unidos de la ciudad de Jerusalén como capital de Israel, lo que constituye una grave y flagrante violación de la Carta de la ONU, del Derecho Internacional y de las resoluciones pertinentes de las Naciones Unidas.

Esta intención del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos de modificar el estatuto histórico de Jerusalén vulnera los intereses legítimos del pueblo palestino y de las naciones árabes e islámicas, provocará graves consecuencias para la estabilidad y la seguridad en el Medio Oriente, aumentará aún más las tensiones en esta región e impedirá cualquier esfuerzo encaminado a reanudar las conversaciones de paz entre israelíes y palestinos.

Cuba llama al Consejo de Seguridad a cumplir la responsabilidad que le otorga la Carta de la ONU en el mantenimiento de la paz y la seguridad internacionales, a adoptar las decisiones necesarias y a exigir a Israel el fin inmediato de la ocupación de los territorios palestinos y de las políticas agresivas y prácticas colonizadoras, así como el cumplimiento de las resoluciones aprobadas por ese órgano sobre la situación en el Medio Oriente, incluida la cuestión Palestina.

El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores ratifica que Cuba continuará apoyando una solución amplia, justa y duradera para el conflicto palestino-israelí, sobre la base de una solución de dos Estados, que permita a los palestinos el derecho a la libre determinación y a disponer de un Estado independiente y soberano, con su capital en Jerusalén Oriental y las fronteras previas a 1967.

6 de diciembre de 2017