Thursday, August 30, 2012

Arrogance


A naval ship was going along in the middle of a dark night, when one of the lookouts calls the captain and says, “Captain, there's a light, dead ahead.”

The Captain radioed back to the lookout and said, “Signal them to change their course.”

The lookout replied, “Captain, they said for us to change course, 20 degrees.” The captain replied, “Tell them I'm a captain, and I told them to change their course.”

A few minutes later, the lookout responded, “Captain, he signaled back and and he said he is just a petty officer, but that we should change course.”

The Captain, by this time furious, told the signalman to relay to them that they are a U.S. Ship, and he is a Captain, and he is ordering them to change course immediately!

The signalman received another message from the mere petty officer which said, “I am at a lighthouse, and you should change course 20 degrees.”

The Captain quickly changed the course of the ship.

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JG: After more than fifty 50 years of a failed U.S. embargo against Cuba and 20 consecutive years of nearly universal condemnation of the U.S. by the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. ship of state [Titanic?] continues straight ahead with their foolish foreign relations policies. Will the ship of state hit the lighthouse in 2013 or will it change course?



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Green Party urges President Obama to end the US blockade of Cuba following UN condemnation

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org

Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States called upon President Obama to end the economic blockade of Cuba, following a nearly unanimous vote in the United Nations on October 28 condemning the decades-old US policy.

"If President Obama is willing to accept the Nobel Peace prize, he should show the world that he is committed to peace. The US continues to impose severe economic hardship on the Cuban people primarily to attract a small percent of the vote in the Florida Presidential election. It's time for President Obama and Congress to acknowledge that the Cold War is long over and rejoin those countries that promote peace and justice in the international community, said Steve Herrick co-chair of the Green Party's International Committee.

The Green Party's national platform supports an immediate end to US sanctions against Cuba, calling the policy a violation of human rights and an obstacle to the delivery of food and medicine to a sovereign nation that poses no threat to the US. See "Resolution Opposing US Intervention in Cuba," December 7, 2003 (http://www.gp.org/position/st_2003_12_07.shtml).

Greens noted that Cuba has the lowest infant mortality rate and the longest life expectancy rate in Latin America . The World Health Organization calls Cuba's free health care system "a model for the world." Cuba also has the highest literacy rate and highest average educational level in Latin America. Cubans are world leaders in sustainable development, including organic agriculture and alternative energy.

These positive changes since 1959 deserve the world's encouragement and acknowledgment, not punishment. The people of Cuba deserve to be free from both the external threat of US attack and the internal threat of political repression. As Greens, we support all possibilities for greater democracy in Cuba, and we urge that US hostilities towards Cuba cease," said Sanda Everette, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States and a member of the International Committee.


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Fake Cuban Exile, Marco Rubio, Heckled


Hecklers Interrupt Rubio's Breakfast Speech to Delegates


By Matthew Pleasant

The Ledger

Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 12:17 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 12:17 p.m.

PALM HARBOR |

Marco Rubio neared the end of his speech, launching into a string of criticisms of the president, when the first heckler rose.

This was supposed to be an easy crowd. The Florida GOP delegates woke at the Innisbrook golf resort Tuesday morning and dined on blueberry pancakes under a chandeliered ceiling, waiting for an address from the party's rising star.

This was supposed to be a warmup for Rubio after he drove in from Miami with his four children, stalled by Tropical Storm Isaac. His big speech is still two days away, when the world will watch him introduce Mitt Romney in Tampa.

This was supposed to be a sermon for the choir. Only this choir had some uninvited voices.

The young senator spoke of his hardworking parents. He hailed American free enterprise as an example for the world to follow. He praised Romney as a “special human being.”

He paused. A voice rose from the back.

“Hey, Rubio.”

Heads turned.

“We the working class demand the Republican Party stop whoring themselves out to special interests,” the heckler said. His voice carried through the ballroom. Security weaved through the tables toward him.

“I guess he's not happy with the hotel assignment,” Rubio said. “Apparently he stumbled into the wrong convention.”

Back to his message: Voters who had never supported a Democrat chose Barack Obama four years ago because they thought he could elevate political discourse.
“Is there any doubt that those days are gone?” Rubio said.

Another heckler stood. The audience was quicker this time, drowning her out with their own shouts.

“All right,” Rubio said, “where's the hidden camera?”

Then a third heckler: “The Republican agenda doesn't work for America!”

Tables of delegates chanted: MAR-CO, MAR-CO, MAR-CO.

“Please don't say Polo,” Rubio said.

He ended his speech, calling Obama a “divisive figure.”

Delegates crowded out of the ballroom. Pinellas deputies gathered at least 10 hecklers and gave them trespass warnings. A woman who wouldn't give her name said she and three others were from Stand Up Florida. On its website, the group says it supports "good jobs, strong education and access to affordable healthcare."

The stage cleared. Reporters scrambled outside with notebooks and cameras, then rounded the building in search of Rubio.

He was gone.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pico Turquino - Cuba's Tallest Mountain

Busto de José Martí colocado por Celia Sánchez en 1953

Source: EcuRed (Cuba's Wikepedia-like Website

Monday, August 27, 2012

A look at medical costs in Cuba vs. the USA

The Associated Press -- Published August 25, 2012   

HAVANA — What Cuba says it spends on medical services is a fraction of what it costs hospitals to provide the same services in the United States.  

A comparison of some medical procedures in the two countries:  

- Cost per day for inpatient hospital stay: $5.49 in Cuba; $1,994 in the U.S.  

- Inpatient hernia surgery: $14.59 in Cuba; $12,489 in the U.S.  

- Hip-fracture repair: $72.15 in Cuba; $14,263 in the U.S.  

- Kidney transplant: $4,902 in Cuba; $48,758 in the U.S.  

Cuban authorities did not reveal how they calculated their figures, but said careful study was involved.While some medical goods are imported, Cuba produces many medicines and labor costs are significantly lower than in the United States, with one doctor saying Cuban specialists earn $25 a month.Cuban patients also often bring their own sterile bed sheets, hypodermic needles, food and water.  

Note: U.S. costs are from 2009.  

Sources: Granma; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  

Cuban figures rely on the official currency exchange rate of 24 Cuban pesos to $1, though officials have never clarified whether that rate can be applied to interpret economic data.

Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/08/25/2661932/a-look-at-medical-costs-in-cuba.html#storylink=cpy

Friday, August 24, 2012

Remembering the Late 1940's: The Man With the Golden Finger

Kids will always be kids. I was no different.

Back in the late 1940's or early 1950's, we used to hide behind curtains and doors in order to be able to listen to what the adults were talking about.

Here is one story that we heard.

Pérez Prado and his band were playing in a Havana ballroom. On a side entrance, all the musicians of the band came and entered the big hall. Each one carried the instrument that he played. The door-man knew most of them, so after looking at the instrument he would let them in.

Here comes this man, dressed in the band uniform, but he had no instrument. He was holding high his index finger and pointing it to heaven. The door-man asked him how come he had no instrument, to which he responded: “I use my finger.”

“What do you mean you use your finger?” the door-man countered.

The musician replied: “At he right time in the song, I stick my finger up Pérez Prado's ass and he yells Huughhh!!!”

Now that you have heard the story about Pérez Prado's famous yell, you may want to listen to it. See the You Tube video below.




A Japanese conductor did a fantastic job of mixing Beethoven's Symphony # 5 with Pérez Prado's Mambo # 5. Click here for the You Tube video of Akira Miyagagua.

Enjoy!

Issac Could Threaten Cuba and Florida's West Coast

 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Fidel Castro at work on book with Chavez

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro (L) visits Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez. Havana, March 2, 2012. 
Credit: Reuters/Miraflores Palace/Handout

HAVANA | Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:35pm EDT
 
(Reuters) - Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who has been out of the public eye for more than two months, is working on a book with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and is not at death's door, a pro-government blogger said on Wednesday.

Yohandry Fontana, who often is first to report official information and viewpoints, attacked a Barcelona-based blog and other social media for spreading the idea that Castro, who turned 86 on August 13, is seriously ill, and said there was "bad news" for them and "the creative boys of the CIA."
"Fidel Castro works together with Hugo Chavez on a book that will appear soon," Fontana wrote.

"The source that confirmed this information also said the Leader of the Revolution keeps up to date on the position of Ecuador regarding the case of (Wikileaks founder) Julian Assange, among other national and international issues that interest him," the blogger said.

Castro was last heard from publicly on June 19 when he wrote the last of a series of brief columns, or "reflections," published in Cuban state press.
His last known public appearance occurred on March 28 when he went to the Vatican embassy in Havana to meet Pope Benedict during his brief visit to the communist island.

The man who took power in the 1959 Cuban revolution and ruled the country for 49 years has been in declining health since undergoing emergency surgery in July 2006 for an undisclosed intestinal ailment.

Chavez, a close Castro ally and Cuba's top benefactor, remarked on his friend's mental fitness via Twitter on August 13, after calling him to wish him happy birthday.

"It is impressive his energy and lucidity. He is an example of will and of revolutionary perseverance for all. Long live Fidel!!" he tweeted.
Chavez made no mention of the book said to be in the works.

(Editing by Kevin Gray and Anthony Boadle)

Is the FBI Incompetent When Dealing with Homegrown USA Terrorists?


The American people already know that president Barack Obama is quite incompetent when dealing with an economic environment that can not provide enough jobs for American citizens.

But what is even more sad are the law enforcement agencies, like the FBI, who seem even more incompetent than Obama. Is anyone up to the task?

Quite a few months have gone by since the midnight fire-bombing of the offices of Airline Brokers in Coral Gables. The Hate Brigades of the Miami fanatical fascists were responsible for that event. The FBI promised that there would be an “investigation.” What are the results of that investigation? Certainly you have had enough time! Why there have been no arrests? Where is the beef?

What the FBI needs to do is the same thing that Cuba did. Infiltrate the organizations that promote the use terrorism in Miami. Those groups will never be able to “liberate” Cuba, because they do not have the necessary big cojones that would be needed to accomplish that almost-impossible and monumental task.

When the U.S. government, under Barack Obama, continues to give protection and refuge to a known international terrorist like Luis Posada Carriles, then we know that they are not really very interested in fighting homegrown terrorist organizations in Miami. The administration loves their money better.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Cuban Thunder - Harley-Davidson in Cuba - By Tracey Eaton

Cuban Thunder - Harley Davidson in Cuba

Rage Against The Machine - Sleep Now In The Fire



Lyrics

The world is my expense
The cost of my desire
Jesus blessed me with it's future
And I protect it with fire
So raise your fists
And march around
Don't dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or I'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

Sleep now in the fire

The lie is my expense
The scope of my desire
The Party blessed me with it's future
And I protect it with fire
I am the Nina The Pinta The Santa Maria
The noose and the rapist
And the fields overseer
The agents of orange
The priests of Hiroshima
The cost of my desire

Sleep now in the fire

For it's the end of history
It's caged and frozen still
There is no other pill to take
So swallow the one
That made you ill
The Nina The Pinta The Santa Maria
The noose and the rapist
The fields overseer
The agents of orange
The priests of Hiroshima
The cost of my desire

Sleep now in the fire

[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/r/rage+against+the+machine/sleep+now+in+the+fire_20113426.html ]

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cuban ballplayers coming to Boston for Friendship Games Aug. 23-30

The Cuba Team
Photo courtesy of The Friendship Games
 
Over the past three years, ten American softball teams have been invited to Havana for an annual tournament. But no Cuban team has been allowed to compete on American shores in more than 50 years.

Until now.

This month, senior Cuban softball players will touch down in Boston to compete in The Friendship Games against senior athletes from the EMASS League and the Bay State Association.

“We have won some games down there,” said Glenn Shambroom of Natick, in a press release. “But they have won more. They are great players, and it’s very tough to win on their home field. We’re ready for a very competitive series in Boston.”

American players will host their Cuban teammates while they visit – returning a favor to the Cubans, who have hosted Americans at their homes.

“We don’t all speak each other’s language, but we all love baseball, and we have such great times after the games,” said Gary Siegel, of Needham, in the release.

“They invited us to their homes for dinner, had an enormous pig roast for us, and did everything imaginable to be welcoming hosts. We are looking forward to repaying their amazing hospitality.”

The Cuban team will head to Fenway Park with its American counterparts from the EMASS Teams on Aug. 25, before the Red Sox v. Kansas City Royals game at Fenway Park, where Cuban shortstop Tony Gonzalez will throw the first pitch.

The Friendship Games will kick off with an Opening Ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 3:45 at the Robert Cusick Field in Boston Commons. During the ceremony, participants will take a moment of silence to honor heavy weight Cuban boxer Teofilo Stevenson, who won three Olympic gold medals and served as honorary captain of the Cuban softball team until his passing in June.

The double-header Cuba v. USA game will start at 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Cuban players include Tony Gonzales, considered the greatest fielding shortstop in Cuban baseball history; Reinaldo Linares, 1967 MVP of the Cuban National Series; Carlos Cepero, coach of the Cuban National Team in the World Baseball Classic in 2009; and Armanda Aguilar, a member of the International Softball Hall of Fame.

The Friendship Games are sponsored by Educational Travel Alliance, Mass Humanities, Grand Circle Foundation, Boston Sports Club of West Newton and Clark Shoes.

The Cuban team will be in the Boston area from Aug. 23 through 30.

A full itinerary, courtesy of Educational Travel Alliance, is below.

Friday August 24:

9:30 Players meet at Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA. There will be a walk around the Harvard Campus.

10:30: There will be a welcome talk at Harvard University given by Professor Jorge Dominguez, followed by lunch at the Harvard Faculty Club.

2:30 After lunch, proceed to Cochituate Field in Wayland for practice and pick up games, starting at 3:00,

6: 30 Welcome Barbecue in Holliston at the home of Gary Buxton, 1803 Washington Street Holliston, MA 01746. Guests are requested to bring their own beverages.

Saturday August 25:

9:30 Pick-up games at Jamaica Pond Pinebank Baseball Field, Corner of Jamaicaway and Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain.

5:45 and not a minute later, Gary Siegel, Glenn Shambroom, Rich Morris, Tom McColl, Jesse Lipcon, David Kern, Mike Frank, Wally Introne, Louise Felton, Gary Buxton, Larry Costello, James Rice, and Mike Eizenberg meet at Gate E on Landsdowne Street, where an ambassador from the Red Sox will accompany us to the Green Room prior to our being led onto the field. Be sure to wear tournament uniforms, and perhaps bring a change of clothes

6:45 - Everyone coming to the game is requested to be seated, and ready for the first pitch, which will be thrown by Tony Gonzalez.

Sunday August 26:

3:00 All players assigned to the Sunday Game meet for Warm -Ups at the Robert Cusick Field, Boston Common, Corner of Charles and Boylston Street in Boston.

3:30 Musicians Arrive

3:45 Opening Ceremony Begins. The National Anthems of Cuba and the USA are played, and a special guest throws out the Ceremonial First Pitch.
Monday August 27

10:00 Players Assemble for Duck Boat Tour at the Prudential Center.

11:30 Duck Boat Tour ends, and general exploration of Boston Begins

4:30: A presentation by Professor Ruben Stern about the US Political System at the Latino Center at Tufts University, 226 College Ave, Medford, MA

Tuesday August 28

2:30 All Players assigned to the Tuesday game meet at Cochituate Field, Wayland.

3:00. Friendship Games (2)

Wednesday August 29

10:30 Cuban Players plus Mike Eizenberg, Gary Buxton, Larry Swartz, and Glenn Shambroom meet at Cochituate Field

11:00 Game 1 in Bay State Tournament

1:00 Game 2 in Bay State Tournament

6:30 Farewell Dinner for Hosts and those who signed up. Place to be announced.

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com

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JG: WOW! It will definitely be a lot of fun!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Romney says [in Miami] that he is a big fan of papaya!



JG: For those of you who do not know: In Cuba, papaya is slang for vagina.

On Monday, Mitt Romney went looking for votes in the cesspool of USA

[JG: I am reproducing the entire article from the Miami New Times. If Mittens gets elected, the link may disappear. Victors sometimes re-write history.]
 

Mitt Romney Is Stumping in Miami at Eatery Owned by Convicted Coke Smuggler

Categories: Banana Republican, News, Politicks

Today, Mitt Romney is forgoing a Miami political campaign tradition by skipping over Versailles restaurant in Little Havana. Instead, Mittens will hobnob with a convicted cocaine smuggler. The Republican presidential candidate is holding an afternoon rally at Palacio de los Jugos (7085 Coral Way), which is owned by Reinaldo Bermudez, who served three years in federal prison after pleading guilty in 1999 to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Bermudez, AKA "El Guajiro," was a member of 12-person ring that was busted in 1997 for attempting to smuggle more than a ton of yeyo disguised as fish and soap into three South Florida ports. According to Bermudez's indictment, some of his co-conspirators had nicknames straight out of a Hollywood movie, like "Ali Baba," "Skeletor," "Buckwheat," and "Stump."

Reached by telephone, Bermudez tells Banana Republican that the Secret Service vetted everything about him when the Romney campaign asked to use his fruit and vegetable stand, one of several he owns in Miami-Dade.

"They absolutely knew about my record," Bermudez says. "The Secret Service checked everything. [The conviction] was not a problem. Everybody deserves a second chance."

Bermudez, who was 38 years old when he was arrested on the coke charge, was part of a conspiracy to smuggle 248 kilos in two containers filled with fish imported from Trinidad through the Port of Palm Beach and the Port of Miami, as well as another 1,045 kilos in a container of soap that was shipped from Venezuela to Port Everglades. Law enforcement authorities learned about the shipments via court-authorized wiretaps of the defendants' home, office, and cell phones, according to the indictment.

"Here in Miami there are a lot of people with money who have had problems with the law," Bermudez says. "Thankfully, we all have the opportunity in this country to re-enter society when we've done something wrong."

But if Bermudez thinks that if Romney gets elected he'll get his voting rights restored, he is out of luck. In January, during a Republican presidential debate, then-candidate Rick Santorum pushed Romney to make the following statement about ex-convicts who have served their time. "I don't think people who have committed violent crimes should be allowed to vote," Romney said. 

We left a message for Romney's Florida campaign spokesman, Jess Bechdel, requesting comment. We will update this post if he gets back to us.

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Tags: cocaine trafficking, Mitt Romney, Palacio de los Jugos, Reinaldo Bermudez

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

On Cuba Embargo, Paul Ryan and Barack Obama are Flip-Floppers

Mitt Romney sought to reassure Cuban-American voters in Florida on Monday that his new running mate Paul Ryan now supports the U.S. embargo of Cuba after opposing it earlier in his congressional career, according to the Univision network.

Ryan's votes and his words still leave questions.

The issue is loaded in the battleground state of Florida, where many anti-Castro Republican voters oppose efforts to ease the embargo.

A decade ago, Ryan was clear in his opposition to the embargo.

"If we think engagement works well with China, well, it ought to work well with Cuba," Ryan said in a 2002 interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "The embargo doesn't work. It is a failed policy. It was probably justified when the Soviet Union existed and posed a threat through Cuba. I think it's become more of a crutch for Castro to use to repress his people. All the problems he has, he blames the American embargo."

Source: Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Monday, August 13, 2012

Robeisy Ramírez: A Giant Of The 52kg Division


Robeisy Ramírez - Cuba - Gold Medal
Photo: Granma

Imagine! An Olympic Boxing Champion that competes in the 52kg division. I had to go to a laptop conversion program to figure out how many pounds that was: 114 lbs.

When I graduated from High School in 1963 I weighed only 118 lbs. If I had chosen to go into Boxing, could I have been a champion? I doubt it. I rather fight with a book than with another human being.

What a way for Cuba to close the 2012 London Olympics! BIG APPLAUSE FOR THE ISLAND AND FOR ROBEISY!

Source: Granma: El boxeo puso el broche de oro


Is Barack Obama in bed with the Miami Gusanos? ANOTHER PROVOCATION AGAINST CUBA!

Originally published Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 7:01 AM

The Seattle Times

Cuban exile firework show lights up Havana horizon

Red, white and gold balls of light shimmered low on the horizon off Havana's seafront Malecon boulevard Saturday night in a maritime fireworks display launched by Cuban exiles hoping to inspire protest.

Associated Press

HAVANA — Red, white and gold balls of light shimmered low on the horizon off Havana's seafront Malecon boulevard Saturday night in a maritime fireworks display launched by Cuban exiles hoping to inspire protest.

The fireworks were clearly visible from the coast and lasted about an hour. People who saw it said they were mystified by its origin.

"It's curious, because you don't see that often on the Malecon," said Jose Antonio Camejo, who was fishing for red snapper from the seawall along with family members.

Told it was organized by Cuban exiles from Florida, he shrugged and said, "They must be celebrating something."

[JG: Yes, they were celebrating the welfare checks that they get from Obama for silliness like this!]

The small Florida nonprofit group the Democracy [Made in USA] Movement said earlier that they would park their vessels 12.5 miles (20 kilometers) from Havana, safely outside the 12-mile territorial water limits.

The exiles timed the show to coincide with a summer carnival that can draw thousands to the Malecon, and they called the show a peaceful display of solidarity with their compatriots.

Cuban authorities scaled back the carnival festivities after torrential rains Saturday soaked Havana and left huge puddles on the Malecon. Several hundred people still came out to laugh and canoodle on the seawall, and families queued up for sizzling barbecue chicken.

One young girl cried out the colors of the fireworks as they exploded: "yellow!" "white!" and "green!"

Like similar previous displays, the fireworks did not elicit any discernible protest from Havana residents.

But the shows are an irritation for the Communist-run government, which considers them provocative, subversive and even potentially dangerous. Cuban officials did not respond to requests for comment, but have criticized Washington in the past for not blocking the actions.

In 1996, the Cuban military shot down two small planes carrying exile activists, killing four people. Cuba maintains the aircraft violated the country's airspace, though the exiles deny that.

The exiles said he had been in contact with the U.S. Coast Guard, which has patrolled previous sea missions to guard against an international incident, and given assurances that they would remain outside the 12-mile maritime limit.
U.S. officials have said they don't encourage or condone such activities, but lack legal authority to block them.

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JG: Since 1996 they have not crossed into Cuban territory. If they do: "Plomo con ellos."

USA Got the Biggest Gold Medal at London Olympics

Rob Rogers
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
United Features Syndicate 

Boxing: Cuban teenager dazzles to gold at London Olympics

  
Gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana of Cuba bites his medal during the presentation ceremony for the Men's Fly (52kg) boxing competition at the London Olympics August 12, 2012. 
REUTERS/Murad Sezer

13 de Agosto del 2012: Fidel Castro en su dia

Lloviznando Cantos

Fidel Castro En Su Dia

Felíz Cumpleaños

Happy Birthday



Friday, August 10, 2012

Reuters: No Suport Inside Israel for War of Agression Against Iran

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's prime minister and defense minister would like to attack Iran's nuclear sites before the U.S. election in November but lack crucial support within their cabinet and military, an Israeli newspaper said on Friday.

The front-page report in the biggest-selling daily Yedioth Ahronoth came amid mounting speculation - fuelled by media leaks from both the government and its detractors at home and abroad - that war with Iran could be imminent even though it might rupture the bedrock ties between Israel and the United States.

"Were it up to Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak, an Israeli military strike on the nuclear facilities in Iran would take place in the coming autumn months, before the November election in the United States," Yedioth said in the article by its two senior commentators, which appeared to draw on discussions with the defense minister but included no direct quotes.

Spokesmen for Prime Minister Netanyahu and Barak declined to comment.

Yedioth said the top Israeli leaders had failed to win over other security cabinet ministers for a strike on Iran now, against a backdrop of objections by the armed forces given the big tactical and strategic hurdles such an operation would face.

More...

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Pio Leyva - A La Pelota Con Carlota


Cuban Songs / A La Pelota Con Carlota


Attention Cuba Journal Readers:


1) Click on the link at the top of this post. It should take you to a Google Sites page that is titled Cuban Songs.

2) On the left side of the page you should see "A La Pelota Con Carlota."

3) Click on it.

The new page that opens up should have an mp3 file at the bottom of the page.

Go to the right side of the page where you will see a blue arrow icon pointing down.

4) Click on that icon.

You should be able to listen to or download the song.

Let me know if it works or if it does not work.

Miami Gusanos Violently Assault a Journalist


Uploaded by MagicCityMedia on Feb 14, 2008

I was video taping a demonstration between Code Pink and Cuban exiles on Calle Ocho in Miami when a group of Cubans accused me of being a communist because they saw me talking to members of Code Pink.


JG: Vigilia Mambisa are a group of violent Miami thugs who live in that cesspool of a city.

Despicable Characters: Brutus & Judas


Julius Caesar to Marcus Brutus: "You too, my child?"
 ("Tu quoque, Brute, fili mi" in Latin)

But Jesus said to him, Judas, betray you the Son of man with a kiss?

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Provincia Granma - Cuba

Ubicación de la Provincia Granma en Cuba


Sendero de los Expedicionarios del Granma en Las Coloradas

Fuente: EcuRed

Friday, August 03, 2012

Idalys Ortiz Wins the Second Gold Medal for Cuba at the London Olympics

Idalys Ortiz

Ortiz wins women's over 78K Olympic judo gold

Published: Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 - 8:52 am
Idalys Ortiz of Cuba won the women's over 78-kilogram Olympic judo gold on Friday, improving on the bronze she won at the Beijing Games.

Ortiz defeated Mika Sugimoto of Japan in a cagey, drawn-out final with little action, where both fighters struggled to get a grip or catch the other off balance.
The match went into overtime and judges eventually ruled Ortiz the winner.

Earlier in the day, Ortiz triumphed over the competition's top-seeded competitor, Wen Tong of China, in the semifinals.

Leuris Pupo Wins First Gold Medal for Cuba at the London Olympics


Leuris Pupo

CBS News Report

August 3, 2012 10:11 AM


LONDON — Leuris Pupo of Cuba wins Olympic shooting gold medal in men's 25-meter rapid fire pistol.

Medal Standings

Leuris Pupo of Cuba celebrates with his gold medal


Gold medalist Leuris Pupo of Cuba celebrates during the Victory Ceremony following the men's 50m Rifle Prone Shooting final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Royal Artillery Barracks.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Why Will I Repudiate Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on November Sixth?


Because they will continue, and will support, the failed U.S. economic and financial embargo against Cuba!

A true democracy exists at the General Assembly of the United Nations. No country is ever allowed to veto a resolution approved by the community of nations.

For twenty years in a row the General Assembly has voted consistently against the embargo against Cuba. Last year the vote was 187-2 against the U.S.

In November, DO NOT vote for Obama or Romney!


Jorge