Thursday, March 30, 2017

SHAME ON THE KANSAS GOVERNOR

Kansas governor vetoes Medicaid expansion bill

(Source: Reuters)

JG : U.S. citizens who rely on Medicaid are the poorest of the poor. Shame on the GOP and President Trump. It is very apparent that Trump and the GOP are going to funnel taxpayer money to the TOP 1%. It is the XXIth Century equivalent of "Let Them Eat Cake."


RESIT TRUMP & THE GOP!

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-kansas-medicaid-idUSKBN17127J

 

Declaración de la CTC en solidaridad con los trabajadores y pueblo de Venezuela


Great Britain issues New One Pound Coin



The new coin has a number of features that make it much more difficult to counterfeit.

12-sidedits distinctive shape makes it instantly recognizable, even by touch.

Bimetallicit is made of two metals. The outer ring is gold coloured (nickel-brass) and the inner ring is silver coloured (nickel-plated alloy).

Latent image it has an image like a hologram that changes from a ‘£’ symbol to the number '1' when the coin is seen from different angles.

Micro-lettering  it has very small lettering on the lower inside rim on both sides of the coin. One pound on the obverse “heads” side and the year of production on the reverse “tails” side, for example 2016 or 2017.

Milled edges it has grooves on alternate sides.

Hidden high security feature a high security feature is built into the coin to protect it from counterfeiting in the future.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

USPS issues booklet of 20 stamps for Flan & other Hispanic culinary delicacies


You can buy them at USPS.com
if your local post office does
not have them.

JG: Where are the pastelitos de guayaba?

Sunday, March 26, 2017

National Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba Begins in New York

MAGA Nuts Turn to Violence

Violence broke out at a Make America Great Again rally south of Los Angeles on Saturday [March 26, 2017] as supporters of President Trump scuffled with counter-protesters. About 2,000 Trumpism fans were gathered in Huntington Beach, California, when multiple fights erupted in the crowd. (The Week)

How to Explore Cuba Through Ernest Hemingway's Most Famous Novel (SUPERB ARTICLE, PHOTOS AND VIDEO)


GOOD JOB!

Cuba Journal & Stanley Gibbons now have good relations. Thank You.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary designate, Sonny Perdue, pledges support for Cuba trade in Senate hearing

Yesterday, President of Engage Cuba, James Williams praised U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary designate Sonny Perdue for publicly supporting expanded trade with Cuba in his hearing before the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee about his nomination to be agriculture secretary.

Link to article

USA-Cuba trade is a win-win proposition for the citizens of the two neighboring countries.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

FIDEL VIVE


The Freedom Caucus are extreme GOP conservative Right-Wingers. A better name for them is Enemies of the Working Class

We can not let a tiny group of 30 know-nothings hijack the U.S. Government. 
OPPOSE THEM!

U.S. Supreme Court won't throw out Menendez corruption case

I am going to issue the following prediction

Donald Trump will be a ONE TERM President.

His attempted repeal of the ACA yesterday was a fiasco. He favors his wealthy buddies. He is definitely not a friend of the working class.

BYE, BYE!

The urgent problem of the genocidal Israeli government is solved by the UN security council having enough cojones to send a multilateral military force to depose Netanyahu and impose a Two Nation solution

The problem with that solution is that the Yankee imperialists are partners in crime with the Zionists, and the Yankees will veto it in the Security Council.

So, the Israeli Zionists will continue with their daily genocide and the world will continue weeping.

Benjamin Netanyahu must be removed from office by any means necessary.

Germany, France.the United Kingdom, Canada, and the EU should assemble such a  multinational military force and leave the Yankee imperialists out of it.

JUST DO IT!

Friday, March 24, 2017

U.S. House of Representatives deals a severe blow to Donald Trump as it refuses to pass repeal of Obamacare




TRUMP-CARE & TRUMP-GREED DEFEATED!

How sweet it is!

Tweet by Abby D. Phillip

Ryan announcing the death of AHCA vote at 4:00 pm. 
Pelosi and other Dems expected to celebrate at a rally outside of the Capitol at 4:00 pm

Trump's First Legislative Effort Fails as GOP Pulls Bill to Repeal Obamacare

Hanky Panky? The Chair Declares the House in Recess.

Ryan admits that the GOP bill will be defeated. The vote will come at 3:30 p.m. today.

Link:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-leaders-prepare-to-vote-friday-on-health-care-reform/2017/03/24/736f1cd6-1081-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?utm_term=.1b4bf15199b7

USA people and their entreprenurs need to put People Before Profits

Watch live: House to vote on bill to replace Obamacare

Link;

http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/24/obamacare-house-vote-watch/99573880/

Cuba Journal does not support the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Repeal Donald Trump & the GOP.

Bob Menéndez: Enemigo de Cuba en crisis

El Tribunal Supremo de Estados Unidos no aceptó retirar cargos de corrupción contra el senador demócrata Bob Menéndez.

Link:

http://linkis.com/wordpress.com/ORZww

Recriminations fly with Trump’s health vote in peril

GOP Obamacare replacement cuts aid for lower-income people, makes more higher-income people eligible

SHAME ON THE GOP! What Trumpcare steals from Americans.

Tumpcare, if it passes, will no longer cover for Americans services such as mental-health treatment, wellness visits, and maternity and newborn care.

A nation that continues to decline rapidly.

State of Alert

Stay tuned.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

No cambiar La Vaca (ObamaCare) por Un Chivo (TrumpCare)

KILL TRUMPCARE ON FRIDAY.

Look what would happen under TrumpCare

23 March 2017

The Washington Post reports the following:

"Meanwhile, a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office released Thursday evening showed that changes House leaders made to the bill on Monday don’t alter a projection that 24 million more Americans would be uninsured by 2026 under the bill. In addition, the updated bill would cut the deficit by $150 billion over the next decade— nearly $200 billion less than the earlier version of the legislation."

Link:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/gop-health-care-plan-hangs-in-balance-as-house-leaders-push-for-thursday-floor-vote/2017/03/23/6e8bf05a-0fbd-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?utm_term=.938d1b36d96d

JG: I doubt very much that those 24 million Americans are going to be MAGA supporters. I have come to the conclusion that Trump is nothing but a con man.

Hey DonaldTrump, is the MAGA dance being cancelled because of a lack of interest?

A Ha! Ha! Ha! Post from Cuba Journal

The Republican Party controls the White House, the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate, yet they are not able to govern or pass legislation. A XXI century version of Laurel & Hardy?


Health Care Vote Canceled After GOP Leaders Fail to Win Support


House Republican leaders abruptly postponed a planned vote on the GOP health care bill Thursday as they struggled to find sufficient support to pass it. GOP lawmakers have been told procedural votes on the bill will still be held tonight and that a full vote on the measure could take place Friday.

(Source NBC) 

Fascist Miami U.S. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart is willing to trade his 'yes' vote for repealing Obamacare in exchange for a hard-line Trump policy against Cuba

Message to Mario Diaz-Balart:

You are a SCUM & and an S.O.B.



The fucking politicians in the USA stink. 

Knock! Knock!

Q: Who's there?

A: We are coming to deliver a request for you to click on the button labeled DONATE.

GET LOST!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Havana Club Rum Mojito Glass


There is no need to pay $8.50 for a Mojito at a bar. Make it at home. Easy to do.

Ingredients


  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces white rum
  • 1/2 cup club soda

Directions

  1. Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.

JG; And if you visit Cuba, don't forget to bring back a bottle or two of Havana Club. It is much better than Bacardi.

Mexico's Economy Minister, warns Mexican companies not to get involved in Donald Trump's xenophobic wall

JG: Not strong enough. The minister should have threatened immediate nationalization of the companies that act against Mexico's best interests. The Mexican nation has to resist very strongly the evil policies of  the Yankee imperialists.

Link to the Reuter's report


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Super Stamp Gouger of the Year: British Virgin Islands


On December 9, 2016 The British Virgin Islands issued two stamps to commemorate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

They are being listed by Scott Catalog as follow:

#1170: $10.00 face value: $20.00   (mint),  $20.00   (used).
#1171: $90.00 face value: $180.00 (mint),  $180.00 (used).

Stamp collecting (philately) is dying. You go to a stamp show and you do not see any children. Only very old people.

Greed is everywhere.

R.I.P.

It will be interesting to see the value that Stanley Gibbons publish in their catalog for those two stamps.


The first semi-final game of the 2017 World Baseball Classic is now history. You will be very surprised with who won.


Puerto Rico defeated The Netherlands 4-3 in 11 innings.

The Cariocas had 12 hits and the Tulips had 11.

No one committed an error.

Could it be that this is the Puerto Rico year at the World Baseball Classic IV?

The USA will face Japan tonight in the second semifinal game.

I predict that Japan will win that game. They have a superb team this year.


Monday, March 20, 2017

President Trump should apologize to Barack Obama

The FBI Director said today that they do not have any evidence that Barack Obama wired tapped Trump Tower.

Trump needs to control his paranoia.

Poll: Trump job approval hits new low. [37%]

Will he hit Richard Nixon's record low of 31%?

It is very possible.

Every time he opens his mouth, he sticks his foot in it.

Link to The Hill Article

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Tomorrow night, Monday, at 9:00 pm EDT, The Netherlands vs Puerto Rico

I like both teams. May the best one win.

Scoreboard:

https://www.worldbaseballclassic.com/scoreboard

ABBA - Greatest Hits (ZDF,Kultnacht,2002)

The Health Care System of the USA is going BANKRUPT this nation.

Trump is a millionaire capitalist. He does not represent the working class.

He could care less about the people who do the real work.

The so-called Health Care legislation that his party is proposing in the U.S. House of Representatives SUCKS big time.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Puerto Rico wallops Venezuela 13-2 [Boxscore]


Another dumb Yankee who thinks he rules Cuba. His name: Rex Tillerson

... this snippet from the confirmation hearings for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson:


"Our recent engagement with the government of Cuba was not accompanied by any significant concessions on human rights," he said. "We have not held them accountable for their conduct. Their leaders received much while their people received little. That serves neither the interest of Cubans or Americans." (Orlando Sentinel)

JG: go and whine to Daddy Donald!


R.I.P. Hank Curl, 1923-2009, CPUSA, Portland, Oregon, Club

Puerto Rico defeats USA 6-5 and joins Japan as an undefeated team in WBC_IV

Bernie Sanders Rightfully Refers to Democratic Party as a Sinking Ship

Link:

If the U.S. Congress were to eliminate federal funding for Meals on Wheels it would be showing that it is a mean spirited organization

Las Polymitas Cubanas son una belleza de la naturaleza. No fueron creadas para poner collares en el cuello de las mujeres.


Juventud Rebelde: Carísima belleza

SAVE THE POLYMITAS!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Abba - Lay All Your Love On Me

The Diamonds - Little Darling

The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Donald Trump's Favorite Song

Smugling people into the country is a YUGE business in hyper-capitalist USA

They don't care that they are breaking laws. All they care about is that they are making money.

The only thing an American cares about is making money. They have no morals or ethics.

Jury convicts sports agent, trainer in Cuban smuggling case.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/ct-agent-trainer-guilty-cuban-smuggling-case-20170315-story.html



Message to the U.S. Congress

Donald Trump wants to slash funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by 31%, putting you and your family in harm's way.

It is outrageous and completely unacceptable..

Text: RESIST TRUMP to 69866

JG: We have to get off our butts and stop the crazy man the American people put in the White House.

Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega's secret US visit paved way for Obama-Castro détente

Link to The Irish Times article

Article two in a series of four. Tomorrow: How widening access to the internet is changing Cuba

JG: Article #2 was a total waste of my time. Just a bunch of so-called Cuban businessmen trying to sell wifi cards. I will skip it. It is nothing important that merits the inclusion in Cuba Journal. (17 Marzo 2017)

If you’re a poor person in America, Trump’s budget is not for you

Bernie Sanders is more popular than everyone and everything

Click to enlarge

Post & Go Great Britain Labels. Two Anniversaries Celebrations.



If any 'friend' in Great Britain can send me an air-mail letter
using one of these two, I will be eternally grateful.
Some stamp dealers force people to buy six of them.
I only need one for my Machins collection.

Polymitas Cubanas are in danger of becoming extinct. HOW SAD!



Caracol nacional cubano en peligro de extinción

Save the polymitas. If we can save wales, we can save snails.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

10:09 PM report: Venezuela leads USA 1-0

Go here to see it;

https://www.worldbaseballclassic.com/scoreboard

Update: USA won the game.


Japan beats Israel 8-3 to reach championship round of WBC

The Netherlands makes picadillo with Cuba in seven inning knockout. Wins 14-1 [Boxscore]


JG: I expected Cuba to lose, but not this bad. This was a massacre, not a baseball game.

I wonder what the Cuban press will say. I will find out.

Granma said that A la pelota le está prohibido perder bochornosamente  (In baseball, it is prohibited to lose embarrassingly).

Juventud Rebelde said El equipo de Holanda dejó a Cuba fuera del Clásico. (The team from The Netherlands leaves Cuba out of the Classic,)

Cuba was eliminated from the second round of the WBC, and goes home full of shame. Not good.

Should Cuba return in 2021? It is very doubtful. The level of their baseball play has gone steadily downhill. Very sad.





Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Lazaro Blanco will start for Cuba vs The Netherlands tonight at 11:00 pm [+ LINK]

Link:

https://www.worldbaseballclassic.com/scoreboard

Victor Mesa's Two Run Single

Japan on verge of return to World Baseball Classic semi-finals

Japan defeats Cuba 5-8 [Boxscore]


JG: It appears to me that Cuba has been eliminated, but let's wait for the official word.

Juventud Rebelde newspaper @ 9:52 a.m. this morning:

Cae Cuba nuevamente ante el equipo japonés, en un partido en el cual estuvieron encima en el marcador en varias oportunidades. Se reducen, de esta forma, las posibilidades de clasificación a una victoria sobre Holanda y luego un partido de desempate.

JG: Translation: Cuba falls again to the Japanese team, in a game where they were on top several times. The possibilities of classifying have been reduced to this: victory over The Netherlands [tonight] and later on a tie breaker game win for Cuba.

In my humble opinion, the odds are a against Cuba. The Netherlands has a very strong team.

We will have to wait and see.




LIVE / EN VIVO Cuba vs Japan

Link:

https://www.worldbaseballclassic.com/gameday/cuba-vs-japan/2017/03/14/486928#game=486928,game_state=live

Monday, March 13, 2017

There is still hope for Team Cuba in Pool E. My opinion.

After the 12-2 defeat of Israel by The Netherlands. there is a tiny bit of hope for Team Cuba.

But first they have to start playing better. They are lethargic and their pitching has been very poor. Also, too many walks.

This is the current standings in Pool E according to Bleacher Report:

#1 Japan: One win, no losses. 1-0
#2 The Netherlands: One win, one loss. 1-1.
#3 Israel: One win one loss. 1-1.
#4 Cuba: 0 wins, one loss. 0-1.

If Cuba were to upset Japan (a very tall order), tomorrow morning at 6:00 am, there would be a triple tie for second place.

How would this triple tie be resolved? I have no idea.

So, if Team Cuba continues playing badly tomorrow morning, Team Cuba will have to go home empty handed.

They have to have a MIRACLE tomorrow morning. They have to win against Japan.

I am still rooting for Cuba, and I wish them good luck tomorrow.



WBC game result this morning: The Netherlands defeated Israel 12-2 [Boxscore]


60 Aniversario del ataque al palacio presidencial del dictador Fulgencio Batista

13 de Marzo del 1957


José Antonio Echeverría



Cuando ese acto ocurrió, yo tenía 13 años y vivía junto con mis padres y hermano en el edificio de la calle 21 #1312, entre las avenidas 22 y 24, en el Vedado, La Habana, Cuba.

En ese edificio los estudiantes de la Universidad de La Habana habían alquilado dos o tres apartamentos, para salir desde allí a ajusticiar y ejecutar al dictador Batista, el cual era apoyado por los imperialistas Yankees al norte del país.

Por desgracia para Cuba el ataque fue un fracaso.

El ataque tenía como líder al joven presidente de la Federación Estudiantil Universitaria (FEU) que se llamaba José Antonio Echeverría. que moriría despues de haber ocupado Radio Reloj en donde le anunció al pueblo Cubano del ataque al palacio del dictador.

Honor y gloria para José Antonio y los otros estudiantes valientes que dieron sus vidas ese día.

El primero de Enero del 1959 el pueblo Cubano triunfaría en su esfuerzo para obtener la libertad y la independecia de la isla.

El dictador huyó al amanecer después que Che Guevara capturara Santa Clara en el centro de la isla.

Se desmonstró que el pueblo unido nunca es vencido.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Three more WBC games have finished & one is still in progress

Final Scores:

Japan 8, The Netherlands 6.

Dominican Republic 10, Colombia 3.

Puerto Rico 9, Italy 6.

Still in progress:

Top of the eighth:

USA 8, Canada 0.

Día y Hora del próximo juego de Cuba en la Ronda #2 del WBC IV

Martes, Marzo 14, 6:00 a.m EDT.

vs Japón.

Be prepared for bad news, but don't give up hope.

El home run de Alfredo Despaigne contra Israel, Marzo 11, 2017. WBC IV.

Alien Attack

Carlos Martí: “No se puede ganar un juego de pelota a este nivel otorgando siete boletos”,

Cuba jugó muy mal anoche. Japón los va a eliminar el Martes.

If you look at the box-score of the game, Cuban pitchers gave up eight bases on balls against the Zionists. They were building their own graves.

FCBA: «Mantenemos mentalidad ganadora», afirma Martí

I wish I could be that optimistic. Japan is #1 in world-wide-baseball.

Juventud Rebelde: El pecado contra Israel

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Scoreboard: Cuba 1, Israel 4


I will attempt not to fall asleep. I hope that I will last the three hours or more of the game.

Gameday has not posted yet who is going to pitch for Cuba.

For Israel, Jason Marquis will open the game.

To go to Gameday, go here:
https://www.worldbaseballclassic.com/gameday/cuba-vs-israel/2017/03/11/486925#game=486925,game_state=live

Cepeda bats third, and Despaigne fourtth. Cepeda is the Designated hitter.

10:07 Waiting for Gameday to start.

10:09 Gameday starts.

Noelvis Entenza is the opening pitcher for Cuba.

Connection problems with my laptop.

Home Run by Alfredo Despaigne. Cuba 1, Israel 0.

El Caballo de los Caballos comes through for Team Cuba, AGAIN!

Two completed innings. We go to the top of the third.

Cuba has two hits, Israel, no hits.

The Cuban espresso coffee is keeping me awake,

Three complete innings have gone by. Same score. Entenza has pitched well, up to this point.

Alfredo Despaigne grounds out in his second at bat of the night.

William Saavedra gets a hit. Team Cuba has three hits. Israel 0 hits.

Noelvis Entenza has three bases on balls.

Israel collects its first hit.

Israel has its first run. Game is tied 1-1. Is Entenza getting tired?

Half of the game has been completed.

Yoennis Yera comes in to pitch for Cuba, relieving Entenza.

Five innings have been completed. Game still tied 1-1.

Alfredo Despaigne hit by pitch. Intentional?

Jason Marquis, the Israeli pitcher is being replaced.

Zack Thornton is the new pitcher for Israel.

Yoennis Yera has thrown 18 pitches for Cuba. 11 were strikes.

Israel has collected its sencond hit of the game. One man on base.

Yera gives one BB. Two Israelis on bases. First & second bases.

Hit by Zack Borenstein. One run scores. Israel 2, Cuba 1.

Jose Angel Garcia comes in to pitch for Cuba. Yera goes to the showers.

Israel has runners on first and third.

Another hit, another run for Israel.

Cuba better start improving on their hitting.

Ivan Moinelo is coming in to pitch for Cuba. The relievers are failing Team Cuba. They better get their shit together, or they will lose the game.

Cuba has to remember that Israel is a proxy team for the USA Yankees. They have two teams in the tournament. There is only one native born Israeli in the Zionist team. The rest are USA Yankees.

Top of the seventh inning. I hope that this is Cuba's lucky 7. No suck luck for the weak. Cuba does not produce. It does not look good for the criollos, but they still have two more innings to produce runs. Keep your fingers crossed and your rabbit's foot in your pocket.

OMG! More walks by Cuba's pitchers.

But, two consecutive strikeouts by Moinelo. That is very good.

But Cuba has to score more runs. It is very deficient in that area today. You win games by scoring runs.

Good hit by pinch hitter Delgado. Cespedes has been weak in hitting.

Good pinch runner for Cuba on first base. Victor Victor is like Speedy Gonzalez.

Cepeda walks and Victor Victor goes to second base. There is still hope.

El Caballo at bat.

El Caballo walks and the bases are full of Cubiches.

But the threat is a bust. Only one more inning for Team Cuba.

One more walk. Later on he advances to third.

I have a bad feeling that Cuba is going to lose this game against the fake Israelis. Fakery is all over the place in the USA.

Las escuelas del General Fulgencio Batista en Cuba en la decada de los 1950s


These "schools" came to an end on 1 January 1959.
Gracias Fidel.

Syrian President Assad: USA military are invaders

Sat Mar 11, 2017 - 11:22 a.m. EST

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said U.S. forces in Syria were "invaders" and he had yet to see "anything concrete" emerge from U.S. President Donald Trump's vow to prioritize the fight against Islamic State.

Continue reading at Reuters

JG: Donald Trump is just like Barack Obama. He sends the U.S. military into foreign countries without previous authorization from the U.S. Congress.

Whatever happened to the U.S. Constitution? Expect more undeclared wars from Trump in the next four years. Wars are huge businesses in capitalist USA.

José Martí


Fidel in New York, circa 1960s

Tonight at 10:00 pm Cuba vs Israel

GO CUBA!


I will drink much coffee so I can follow the Gameday animation and not fall asleep. I will have the Scoreboard.

Come back at 10:00 tonight. 

Puerto Rico defeats Venezuela 11-0

U.S. beats Colombia, 3-2, at World Baseball Classic

Friday, March 10, 2017

Federacion Cubana de Beisbol: Despaigne mete a Cuba en segunda ronda

Foto: JIT Colaborador

GO CUBA! Beat Israel tomorrow!

Only $38.00
I want one for my birthday on March 27.

Cuba's opponents in Round 2 at the WBC IV


Japan, Israel, The Netherlands,

Win or lose, I am very proud of Team Cuba at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Cuba plays Israel on Saturday. Do not overestimate them. These Jewish-Americans are all Major Leaguers.

I was very happy when I got up at 3:00 a.m. today that Cuba had advanced to Round 2.

GOOD LUCK CUBA!

The Japan Times: Despaigne’s grand slam sends Cuba to second round of WBC

Cuba's Alfredo Despaigne hits a grand slam off Australia's Lachlan Wells in the fifth inning of their World Baseball Classic first-round game on Friday at Tokyo Dome. Cuba won 4-3. | AP

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2017/03/10/baseball/despaignes-grand-slam-sends-cuba-second-round-wbc/#.WMLXMTvyvIU

Granma: Detras de las Emociones


VIDEO: The Grand Slam of Alfredo Despaigne vs Australia

Cuba vs Australia WBC 2017 GRANDSLAM .....Alfredo Despaigne

Cuba defeated Australia 4-3 las night at the World Baseball Classic IV and advanced to Round 2 in Tokyo [Plus Superb Photos by Ricardo Lopez Hevia]


Granma: Despaigne cristalizó la estrategia con un batazo

Juventud Rebelede:  Despaigne, ¡qué caballo!

I can't wait to put the Grand Salami video by Alfredo Despaigne here, when it is published.


Best news to get up for and with at 3:00 a.m.

CONGRATULATIONS CUBA!

KEEP ON FIGHTING!

Thursday, March 09, 2017

THE GOP HAS NO SHAME!

GOP health-care bill would drop addiction treatment mandate covering 1.3 million Americans

Communication Workers of America, Bargaining Update with AT&T Mobility.

CWA workers have voted to authorize a strike against ATT Wireless.

Here is the latest news as of March 9, 2017:


Nearly one month after their national contract was set to expire, thousands of AT&T Mobility workers are refusing to back down in their demands that the company agree to a fair contract. Today, workers and customers rallied outside retail stores and call centers across the country, urging AT&T to stop off-shoring and outsourcing their jobs.

Kim Anderson, vice president of CWA Local 7803, organized a demonstration outside her Seattle retail store to highlight how AT&T is squeezing its employees. In her seven years at the company, Anderson has witnessed AT&T downsize locations and move work to low-wage, low-quality third party dealers. "Everyone is nervous about losing their jobs. There's a lot of worry out there and that's why we're fighting for a fair contract," she said.

While AT&T brings in more than $1 billion a month, it has shifted more than 60 percent of retail jobs to third party dealers, while cutting more than 12,000 call center jobs and sending thousands more to Mexico, the Philippines, the Dominican Republic, and other countries.

The company faces growing opposition for its misguided priorities as more than 50,000 customers, workers and community members signed a petition calling on AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to support good jobs.

JG: The publisher/editor of Cuba Journal is not a member of CWA, but I have promised to join them at their picket line against ATT if they decide to strike nationally.

WORKERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!


Cuba's game against Australia may be TODAY at 10:00 p.m.

If you go here, the schedule says the game is at 9:00 pm CST, which is 10:00 pm EST.

The date that is marked at the top is today, March 9.

I will let you know the score in the morning, because the game would end around 1:00 am. By 10:30 pm, my eyes begin to close.

Capitalism


If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, it will cause thousands of deaths and the GOP will be liable for their criminal negligence

The American people ought to start a list of the people who die after the ACA repeal, and then, take appropriate action.

Revenge will be sweet.

Cuba vs Australia se juegan la vida en el Clásico en partido revancha



Don't Do It


USA mercenaries in Cuba


They only represent their very large pockets
to collect Yankee dollars.

Yulieski 'Rico McPato' Gourriel is too busy counting his millions of $$$ dollars $$$, is banned from Team Cuba. He deserves it!


See:

Want to laugh even more than watching Alec Baldwin impersonate Donald Trump?



My dad used to say: "The paper, [meaning newspaper], will take anything that you put into it."

But, we now live in the Internet age.

I can't even remember the last time I bought a printed newspaper. By the time it is printed, the "news" on it are very, very old.

A right-wing Internet outfit named the Washington Examiner has outdone the Miami gusanos (i.e.worms) at Babalu Blog in inventing fake news about Cuba.

Want to really laugh very, very hard?

Clink on the following: link:

Cuba's self-imposed embargo is hurting Cubans more than the US embargo

I guarantee you that your laugh-o-meter will go bust!

New Zeland Penguin Currency


Why can't the USA have beautiful currency like this?

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Yoelkis Céspedes was a big winner in today's loss to Japan. Batted 3-4 (.750)

He has a great future.


Yoelkis Céspedes Foto: Atsushi Tomura

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Céspedes: quiero estar en el Todos Estrellas

WBC IV Scoreboard Cuba 6, Japan 11 [Japan Wins]

Boxscore

Japan has the bases loaded in the bottom of the second inning.

Yoanni Yera is pitching for Cuba now..

No one scored for Japan.

Yoelkis Cespedes has double. First threat for Cuba in the game.

Yoelkis advances to third base. GO CUBA!

Yoelkis scores on sac fly. Game tied 1-1.

Bottom of the fifth inning. Japan is doing everything right. They lead 3-1.

Japan increases its advantage to 6-1.

Is it over for Cuba in this game? It looks that way to me.

Inning horribilis.

Japan adds one more run. 7-1.

Raidel Martinez is pitching for Cuba, right now. ERA: 27.00.

Sorry to be so pessimistic, but this game is lost for Cuba,

Will the game end as a KO in favor of Japan? I hope not.

Jonder Martinez comes to pitch for Cuba.

Inning horribilis is finally over. I am very sad as to what is happening, but these types of games happen in baseball.

When the Yankee imperialists offer millions of dollars to Cuban born players, it is very hard to keep good  players in the island, GREED REIGNS SUPREME!

Home run by Alfredo Despaigne in the top of the seventh inning. 7-2.

With men on second and third, Guillermo Aviles, brings them home with a hit. 7-4.

Cuba has managed to launch a strong counter-attack. NEVER GIVE UP TEAM!

Remember what Yogi Berra said.

There will be no KO on this game. Keep on fighting, CUBA.

Japan scores two more runs. 9-4.

Inning #7 ends. What a game!

Double by Yurisbel Gracial, with Despaigne & Cepeda on base.

Two more runs for Cuba. 9-6.

Japan scores one more run 10-6. They never stop!

But, at least there will not be a KO.

Cuba has the bases loaded on the top of the 9th inning. 2 outs.

Monday, March 06, 2017

World Baseball Classic: Israel Beats South Korea 2-1 in Opener

Israel and South Korea were tied 1-1 after 9 innings in the opening game of the 16-team World Baseball Classic tournament.

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Cuba's training games for WBC IV. The results were not pretty

One win, one tie, five defeats.

They have to do better than that to get to the finals.

I don't plan to get up on Tuesday morning at 5 a.m.

I wish them the best.

Los Toleteros de Cuba: Alfredo Despaigne & Fredererich Cepeda


Saturday, March 04, 2017

A New York Times article seems to point to a growing skill or expertise in nuclear armament systems by North Korea

KN-08 ballistic missiles were paraded through Pyongyang in July 2013 on mobile launch vehicles that can be hidden in caves or underground, making the missiles hard to track and target. CreditKyodo News

Los Pioneros y Martí

Foto: Yander Zamora
Granma

Friday, March 03, 2017

Why should you install the B.S. Detector in your Chrome Web Browser?

It Flags The Sites Containing A Load Of Political B.S.


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El Parlamento Catalán vota contra el 'bloqueo' de EEUU a Cuba, con la abstención del Partido Popular

La propuesta se ha votado en la comisión de Asuntos y Relaciones Institucionales y Exteriores y Transparencia a petición del grupo de SíQueEsPot, cuyo portavoz en la comisión, Joan Josep Nuet, ha recordado que la Asamblea General de Naciones Unidas ha votado 25 veces contra el embargo comercial cubano.

"La penúltima vez, de todos los miembros de Naciones Unidas, y sólo Estados Unidos e Israel votaron en contra. La última se abstuvieron", ha dicho el diputado de SíQueEsPot, que ha instado a todos los grupos a apoyar la propuesta.

Hip! Hip! Hooray! Americans Buying Cigars by the Thousands in Cuba


Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Labor: AT&T wireless workers vote to strike


AT&T Wireless’s demands for cuts in pay and outsourcing of jobs have forced 21,000 members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) to authorize a strike if talks with the company are not successful.
The current contract expired February 11. The strike authorization passed by 93 percent.
“The union and company remain miles apart on all major issues,” the CWA’s 13-person bargaining team reported two weeks ago. “The company continues to make greedy and retrogressive demands despite their huge profits. The union will not accept these demands and the discussions have become more contentious over the last several days.

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Sign of the times in 2017 USA: extreme right-wing Breitbart News launches psychological attack on the fact that Cuba prohibits homeschooling.

Cuba better be prepared. It is a matter of time before extreme right wing Donald Trump will start his "official" campaign against Socialist Cuba.

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Bloqueo de EE.UU. a Cuba viola derecho internacional, afirman en París

Afirmaron este martes en Francia los participantes en un coloquio sobre la actualidad en la Isla