Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Rise and Fall of a Scummy American Capitalist

Paul Manafort’s Ambition Set the Stage for His Downfall

Carles Puigdemont has been driven to exile in Brussels by the falangists and fascists of the Madrid goverment.

When it comes to Spain's economy, the Cataluñans will continue to be fucked by Mariano Rajoy, who refuses to use condoms or vasseline.

Economic and political thugs rule the world. Trump is a member of that group. If you trust him, you probably trust automobile dealers too.

In the current world that we are living in, everything is about $$$$$. Honesty and Decency have been exiled to the Moon.

If you trust anyone, your pocket is going to be hit VERY HARD. If you believe in capitalism, you are a fool.

Cuba Journal becomes a Cuba Consultant. Fee: $5,000.00 per Hour. Easy Financing Available.

Everything you wanted to know about Cuba but were afraid to ask. 

The Great Pumkin Says: Happy Halloween

Monday, October 30, 2017

Those nuty people associated with organized religion

I am talking about the following:

Pastors, Ministers, Priests, Bishops, Popes and others whom I may have missed.

I will give you two very clear cases of their nutiness.


Pastor Warns Vegan Is Devil's Diet & Will Kill You!

Happy Healthy Vegan

2 days ago
Pastor Steven Anderson recently uploaded a video to his YouTube channel about vegans and vegetarians.

You Tube Video:

What a Religious FANATIC NUT!
Take your Bible and shove it up your ass!


There once was a Pope of the Catholic Church. He died and was buried.

The next Pope accused the dead Pope of being a heretic, or some other charge. The dead Pope was disinterred and was placed on a chair and was put on trial. He was found guilty.

(See: The Cadaver Synod in Wikipedia)

Karl Marx was 100% correct:

"Religion is the opium of the masses."

Cuba announces new immigration policies to boost ex-pat ties


WASHINGTON — Oct 28, 2017, 7:08 PM ET

Cuba's foreign minister on Saturday announced changes to the island's immigration policies, seeking to strengthen ties with the 800,000 Cubans living outside the country amid strained relations with Washington following accusations that U.S. diplomats suffered mysterious sonic attacks in Havana.

Speaking to a group of Cubans residing in the United States, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said the new rules go into effect as of Jan. 1, and blamed the United States for creating unjust obstacles in its visa department by expelling Cuban embassy personnel.

Rodriguez said the foreign ministry will authorize the entry and exit of expatriate Cubans through two tourist ports and allow the return of nationals who left the country illegally, except those who departed from the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay. He also said the children of Cubans residing outside the country and those born in foreign countries will be able to obtain Cuban citizenship and identification documents.

"The government of the United States closes and Cuba opens" doors, Rodriguez said.

Cuba's government relaxed its migration policy in 2013, when it canceled the requirement that island residents apply for an exit permit to travel abroad.

Rodriguez said that by reducing its diplomatic presence and suspending the issue of visas in Havana, Washington was hurting the ability of Cuban families to visit their relatives in the U.S. He said the new requirement that Cubans must travel to the U.S. consulate in Colombia to handle their visas through personal interviews represents an insurmountable obstacle in many cases.

"To Cuba, it is unacceptable and immoral that the U.S. government has decided to take political decisions that harm the Cuban people," he said.

Washington removed 60 percent of its staff from the island, expelled Cuban diplomats from the U.S., restricted the issuance of visas and required that travelers to Cuba be told that diplomats had suffered attacks with an unknown sonic weapon that caused them temporary deafness or permanent, nausea, concussion and other symptoms.

Rodriguez called reports of the sonic attacks "totally" false and "a political manipulation aimed at damaging bilateral relations."

Paul Manafort and Rick Gates indicted by federal grand jury on 12 counts

The End is Near for Donald Trump

The rope around the neck of Donald Trump is getting tighter and stronger

The New York Times is reporting that the former campaign manager of Donald Trump and his associate have been told to surrender to authorities. Expect indictment today.

A Russian puppet lives in the White House

Indictment is coming today.

Criminal elements have taken over the USA.

Dodgers lose big brawl in Houston 13 to 12, but will win in 7 games


Bigger than the Thrilla in Manila.

Fourteen pitchers.

It's a big sin to call a ball park Minute Maid.
Corporate fascism rules the USA.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Cuba Journal expreses its solidarity with the people of Cataluña. We support you and applaud you. Yo did the correct thing.

Viva Cataluña Libre.


6:40 p.m. ABC News: Thousands of Catalonians are celebrating in the streets of Barcelona. 

More dishonest than lawyers and doctors, are capitalist automobile dealers.

Don't patronize them. They are extremely dishonest (like the typical capitalists that they are) and will play little games with you.

Buy from a friend or a private individul in the newspaper or in your neighborhood.

You are likely to find more honesty there and a better price.

It is not the people ...

It is capitalism, STUPID!

Graphic of the Day

Source: Granma

More documents have been published about USA plots to kill Fidel Castro.

USA is a low morals country.

The price on Castro’s head

The JFK files are full of references to the US’s plans to assassinate Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro.

An FBI memo from 1964 describes a meeting in which Cuban exiles tried to set a price on the heads of the leader, Raul Castro and Ernesto “Che” Guevara. “It was felt that the $150,000.00 to assassinate Castro plus $5,000 expense money was too high,” the memo noted.

At a later meeting, they settled on more modest sums of $100,000 for Fidel, $20,000 for Raul and $20,000 for Che. 

Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk

JG: Maybe the boomerang came back and hit JFK?

19 Minutes Ago: Catalonia lawmakers declared independence from Spain in defiant vote

Link to WaPo Report

El Periódico

Juventud Rebelde



The vote in the Catalán Parliament:
70 Yes, 10 No,  2 Abstentions, 53 Absent.

I love the PR flag (blue triangle with the star),
and the the Cuban flag  which has the star in a red triangle.

El Parlamento votó para decidir sobre la situación catalana.
Autor: Telesur. Publicado: 27/10/2017 | 09:54 am

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Cuba presents detailed defense against sonic attack charges

The perfidy of Yankee imperialism: JFK Documents Highlight Talks On Clandestine Anti-Cuba Ops

JG: Let us not forget that, because the anti-communism fanaticism of the Yankee imperialists, they have not given up their desire to try to overthrow the legitiamate government of the Cuban people.

Link to NPR article.

JxSí y la CUP proponen declarar a Catalunya como estado independiente

"Constituimos la república catalana como estado independiente y soberano, de derecho, democrático y social".

One economic and demographic 'expert' says that a great crash in the DJIA is coming in the stock market.

Is he right? I don't know.

His name is Harry Dent.

He calls himself an economic realist, not a gloom and doom person.

Below, I am reproducing his message:

Famed Harvard Economist Predicts:

“The Greatest Stock Market Collapse since the Great Depression”

Investigative Report from Dent Research

The man who called nearly every major economic trend over the past 30 years…including the 1991 recession, Japan’s lost decade, the 2001 tech crash, the bull market and housing boom of the last decade and, most recently, the credit and housing bubble has issued a startling new prediction.

“The DOW is going to crash to a degree we haven’t seen since the Great Depression” say world-renowned economist Harry Dent.

In fact, Dent says, “We’ll see a historic drop to 6,000… and when the dust settles – it’ll plummet to 3,300. Along the way, we’ll see another real estate collapse. Gold will sink to $750 an ounce and unemployment will skyrocket… It’s going to get ugly.”

In an exclusive video presentation Dent details the “perfect storm” of economic and demographic realities brewing that will likely make the next few years some of the most trying times in U.S. economic history.

“This is not fun and games. This is not fear-mongering. This is today’s economic reality” he plainly states in this in-depth exposè of what’s to come.

He goes on to paint a detailed picture of the financial carnage this crash could inflict on America:

“Unemployment will soar to 15% or higher as the work pool continues to shrink and companies lean towards employing people with experience, something students entering the workforce obviously lack.

Housing prices will fall again, by as much as 40%... the so-called "recovery" of 2013/14 will diminish faster than an ice on a hot summer day as mortgage rates rise and the wrong group of investors – a.k.a. speculators - lose their taste for the market.

Faced with huge revenue shortages, the federal deficit will balloon from $1.3 trillion to as much as $3 trillion.

Despite the lessons learned in 2008, mortgage companies and financial institutions have resumed offering low interest, no principle "teaser" loans and increasingly risky investments, which will lead us straight back into a second financial crisis, with no bailout possible this time.”

But Dent, a Harvard alum and best-selling author who’s appeared on Fox News, CNBC and The Alex Jones Show among countless others, adds that there’s actually a massive upside to this impending crisis.

He says those who position themselves accordingly beforehand could have the opportunity to earn millions through specific "decline-related" investments year after year, over the next decade as well as maximize the next long-term “boom cycle,” which he predicts will begin between early 2020 and late 2022.

The controversial video, initially released to a private audience, has gone viral as hundreds of thousands are seeing new evidence for a looming economic crisis, and are heeding Harry Dent’s advice to survive and prosper.

“The collapse is coming soon, so we want to keep in touch with those who watch the video,” comments Harry Dent, “So before they see it, we just ask for their email address so we can send them our regular updates called Economy and Markets Daily. It’s purely a free benefit. If viewers don’t find out timely insights helpful, they can just click the unsubscribe button. So no strings attached.”

Indeed, over 300,000 people are already receiving Dent’s daily updates through Economy and Markets Daily, and hundreds more are joining every day!

Perhaps they will be prepared for this looming collapse that will wipe out so many.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

26 de Octubre: Cataluña Independence is Coming Today!

26 de Octubre del 2017

Catalonia’s vice-president has warned Spain that its decision to impose direct rule has left separatists with little choice but to embark on the creation of a sovereign Catalan state, increasing speculation that a unilateral declaration of independence could be made within the next 48 hours.

Oriol Junqueras said the central government’s insistence on using the Spanish constitution to suspend regional autonomy had forced the hand of those who want to break away from Spain.

Junqueras told Associated Press that his Republican Left party – part of Catalonia’s ruling coalition – was “going to work towards building a republic because we understand that there is a democratic mandate to establish such a republic”.

(The Guardian

JG: My prediciton was a day early. It happened today, in the morning or 10/27/2017.
The vote of the Parliament was 70, Yes, 10, No and 55 abstentions.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

La mayoría soberanista en el Parlament y en el Govern se inclina por declarar la independencia de Catalunya en el pleno que comenzará este jueves por la tarde en la Cámara catalana.

I say that the Yankee imperialists are lying and Cuban investigators say U.S. sonic attack allegations are 'science fiction'

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban officials investigating U.S. complaints of attacks that sickened American diplomats in Havana said talk of acoustic strikes was “science fiction” and accused Washington of “slander” while it refused to cooperate fully with Cuba’s enquiry.
U.S. President Donald Trump said last week he believed Havana was responsible for 24 diplomats being harmed. Washington expelled 15 Cuban diplomats and recalled more than half the U.S. diplomatic personnel from Havana earlier in October.
While Cuba denounced the expulsions as “unjustified” and accused the United States of insufficient cooperation, three Interior Ministry officials and a doctor heading the inquiry provided more details in an interview in Havana on Sunday.
Cuba had deployed about 2,000 security officials and experts, from criminologists to audiologists and mathematicians, to investigate the incidents after it became aware of them in February, the investigators said.
The probe has not ended but so far has failed to uncover any evidence to corroborate allegations of attacks that the United States says have caused hearing loss, dizziness, fatigue and cognitive issues for diplomatic personnel who were based on the Communist-run island.
“This is slander by the United States,” said Coronel Ramiro Ramirez, responsible for the security of diplomats in Cuba.
Asked to respond to the Cuban officials’ assertions, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the United States had reminded Cuba of its obligation to ensure the safety of U.S. diplomatic personnel and was continuing its investigation of the “attacks.”
Washington officials have raised the possibility that sonic weapons were used to harm the diplomats, according to U.S. media reports. However, Cuban investigators denied such weapons could even have been used by third parties without affecting the health of others or attracting attention.
“It’s impossible. We are talking about science fiction,” said Lieutenant Colonel Jose Alazo, an expert in the criminal investigation unit of the Interior Ministry. “From a technical point of view, that argument is unsustainable.”
JG: Donald Trump lies all the time. He has ZERO credibility.

The 'Fear Game' that Yankee imperialism plays with the people of the USA

North Korea could wipe out the U.S.'s electricity and food supplies, and destroy up to 90% of its population with an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, experts have warned the U.S. Congress. (AOL.com)

JG: Donald Trump is preparing to start a new war because the USA is in an extremely bad economic condition.

Only the millionaires are making money. The jobs that are being offered by American capitalism to its people are shitty jobs that pay less than $10.00 an hour. Every place that I go to all that I see are business buildings that are being shuttered and closed. They can't even collect all the debris that was caused by recent huricanes.

Poll: Majority of white Americans believe white people face discrimination

Fifty-five percent of whites agreed that “discrimination against white people exists in the U.S. today,” according to the poll, released Tuesday by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

“If you apply for a job, they seem to give the blacks the first crack at it,” Ohio resident Tim Hershman, 68, a poll respondent, told NPR. “If you want any help from the government, if you’re white, you don’t get it. If you’re black, you get it.”


Jeff Flake had the big 'cojones' needed to defy Donald Trump. A big round of applause for him.

Flake supported ending the Cuba Trade Embargo and otherwise normalizing relations with Cuba.

Flake supported President Barack Obama's 2014 decision to begin the process of normalizing relations between the United States and Cuba, despite opposition to the policy change from other Republican senators.

Flake joined Democrats Chris Van Hollen and Patrick Leahy on a trip to Cuba to return Alan Gross to the United States.

Flake believes that the United States embargo against Cuba is flawed.

Flake has traveled to Cuba nine times and supports loosening restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba.


World Series 2017:Clayton Kershaw throws a beauty. Strikes 11. Dodgers defeat Astros 3-1.

The Los Angeles Dodgers took a 1-0 lead in the 2017 World Series with a crisp 3-1 win (box score) over the Houston Astros in Tuesday night's series opener. Clayton Kershaw and Dallas Keuchel both worked at a lightning quick pace and were locked in a pitchers' duel into the late innings. All four runs in Game 1 scored on home runs.

Source: CBS Sports.

MLB Boxscore.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The current 'mierda' that is being shoveled to everyone in the USA was too much for U.S. Senator Jeff Flake

"We must never meekly accept the daily sundering of our country - the personal attacks, the threats against principles, freedoms, and institutions, the flagrant disregard for truth or decency, the reckless provocations, most often for the pettiest and most personal reasons, reasons having nothing whatsoever to do with the fortunes of the people that we have all been elected to serve."

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake

Jeff Flake's full speech announcing he won't run for re-election

JG: Adolf Hitler destroyed Germany. Donald Trump is doing the same thing today to the USA.

Monday, October 23, 2017

At precisely 17 minutes and 14 seconds ...

... in Barcelona's futbol (soccer) stadium, the fans in the game of Barcelona vs Malaga started chanting:


In this photo dated Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, Barcelona fans wave esteladas or independence flags and banners for Yes, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Malaga at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. The Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona is not only one of soccer’s biggest and most famous venues but also a tremendous echo chamber for Catalans who want independence from Spain, with the rallying cry seeming to become louder than usual with the prosperous region locked in a struggle with the government in Madrid. When Barcelona plays, fans chant “Independence!”, generally 17 minutes and 14 seconds into every match, to mark the year, 1714, when Spain first took away self-rule from Catalonia. (Manu Fernandez/Associated Press)

Link to WaPo Article

No Peace For You, Donald Trump!

Plant Peace

Source: Mike Archer (Twitter)

Just In

JUST IN: Sanders to run as an independent in 2018 Senate race despite pressure to join Dems   (Twitter)

Appaluse for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. Please, lead us in the formation of P3 (People's Progressive Party).

55 Aniversario de la Crisis de Octubre

Crisis de Octubre. Milicianos en el Malecón

Enlace al artículo de Granma

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Cuba Journal expresses its solidarity with the People of Cataluña. INDEPENDENCE, YES!

El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido. 

Aljazeera Report

4 hours ago.

Barcelona - Moments after Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced that Spain would assume control of Catalonia's government, the streets of Catalonia's capital were once again filled with noise.

An estimated 450,000 people on Saturday gathered in Barcelona's centre to protest against Madrid's move to impose direct rule over the [province], a move regional officials described as a "coup".

Carrying the Estelada, the single-starred flag that symbolises an independent Catalonia, separatist supporters filled the city's streets and squares, while Spanish police helicopters buzzed overhead.

"We Catalans have no fear," protester Octavi Marti said, in response to Rajoy's decision to trigger Article 155 and dissolve the Catalan government.

"We will outlast them," the 39-year-old added.

Link to the complete article.

Mariano Rajoy must be shitting on his pants

He knows very well that Spain no longer rules Catalunya. He can continue with his blah, blah, blah edicts, but he can not enforce them.

450,000 have taken over the streets of Barcelona to repudiate the actions of the Madrid government

Ruptly has been covering it LIVE on You Tube for close to three hours.

Why is the CIA opposed to releasing the JFK assasination documents? Two Theories.

1) The CIA was directly involved with the Italo-American Mafia in the assasination of JFK.

2) Another unconfirmed report says that Anti-Cuba terrorist, Luis Posada Carriles, was in Dallas on the day of the assasination. Did the CIA hire him to assasinate JFK? He lives in the toilet of the USA, Miami. The fascist exiles in South Florida have always hated the USA because of the Bay of Pigs fiasco. They had a good motive to want JFK dead.

Trump plans to release JFK assassination documents despite concerns from federal agencies


CIA director Mike Pompeo “has been lobbying the president furiously not to release these documents.  (Washington Post)

JG: I say, "Let the Sunshine In." The people have a right to know. Trump is doing what needs to be done

A can of worms may be opened. We want to know the truth.

I personally think that Oswald was not acting alone. He had help. Did the CIA provide that help?


"He affirms that Chauncey Holt, one of three alleged vagrants - in truth, they were Mafia hitmen in disguise - who were detained, testified on the facts in a 2-hour video recording made shortly before his death that was never transmitted. "In this recording," said Dankbaar, "Holt names a few Cuban-Americans, and among them is Luis Posada Carriles. He identifies the other two tramps as Charles Rogers and Charles Harrelson. Harrelson is a convicted hitman serving life for another murder, and also the father of Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson."'

Source: http://www.jfkmurdersolved.com/truthout.htm

See also:

Reuters: Cuban ex-intelligence chief recalls JFK assassination

PDF: El relat visual de l' 1-0

BEWARE: in the USA, the Internet is full of scams & frauds. Criminals are everywhere.

Since January 20, the USA has gone from bad to worse.

Libertad para los dos Jordis (presos políticos) en España

La manifestación en apoyo a Jordi Sànchez y Jordi Cuixart en la Diagonal de Barcelona. Photo: JULIO CARBÓ

Catalunya Sí que es Pot = Cataluña Sí se Puede 

Falangist & autocratic Mariano Rajoy says: 'l état, cest moi'

Poor, poor Spain. Democracy is dead in that country.

Never mind that 2.3 millions Cataluñans voted for independence from Spain last October First, an overwhelming 90%.

Falangismo and dictatorship have returned to the land of Don Quijote de La Mancha.

Spain demands Catalonia elect new leaders weeks after region voted for independence

El Gobierno quiere cesar al Govern, limitar al Parlament y convocar elecciones en Catalunya

Friday, October 20, 2017

Eternal Shame on the Falangist Government of España's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

Spanish PM to unveil measures to fight Catalan separatists


Cuba Journal Recommends the Annual Calendars of 'Cat Lovers Against The Bomb'

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Los Dodgers Van a la Serie Mundial del 2017

World Series
World Series, Game 1
Tuesday, October 24 on FOX
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California



Astros vs. Yankees AL Championship Series (3-2 NYY)

Lo que el falangista Mariano Rajoy y el comemierda del PSOE, Pedro Sanchez, le quieren imponer al pueblo catalán

"Mariano Rajoy y Pedro Sánchez han ido perfilando a la largo de las últimas semanas la aplicación del artículo 155 de la Constitución, para suspender competencias autonómicas y relevar a cargos del Govern si Carles Puigdemont no da marcha atrás." (El Periódico)

Complete Debate: Bernie Sanders takes on Ted Cruz on the proposed GOP Tax Cut

Thank you U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders for showing the American people that you do not support this YUGE tax cut bonanza for the millionaire buddies of #MeanAndNastyDonaldTrump. The working people of the USA thank you for being one of very few politicians who is on their side.

Abel fue el más leal de los amigos de Fidel

Fidel y Abel
Foto: Archivo de Granma

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Catalán parliament could vote on independece. When?


Thursday 19 October 2017

MADRID: Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Thursday said the regional parliament could vote on a formal declaration of independence from Spain if the central government failed to hold talks with Catalonia, ignoring a deadline to drop a secession bid.

“If the government continues to impede dialogue and continues with the repression, the Catalan parliament could proceed, if it is considered opportune, to vote on a formal declaration of independence,” Puigdemont said in a letter to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Puigdemont made the letter public only minutes before a 10am deadline he had been given by Rajoy to retract an ambiguous declaration of independence he made last week.

JG: the falange goverment of Mariano Rajoy is EXTREMELY STUPID.

White Supremacist Richard Spencer punched in the face. ESO TE PASO POR COMEMIERDA.

White Supremacist Richard Spencer Hate Speech Drowned Out by Chants of “No Trump, no KKK, no Fascist USA!”

Thousands Of Protestors Show Up In Florida To Drown Out Richard Spencer's Hate Speech


El Pueblo Catalán Pide: 'Declaración Unilateral de Independencia.'

Spain Sets Stage to Take Control of Catalonia in Independence Fight

Che Did the Right Thing

The sicarios of Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista (supported by the Yankee imperialists)  murdered more than 20,000 Cubans during his blody reign of 1952-1958.

What Che did at La Cabaña is called 'Revolutionary Justice.' Let the current tyrants around the world tremble.

Al que no le guste, que tome purgante.

Dubbya condemns bigotry without mentioning You Know Who

October 19, 2017

"Bigotry in any form is blasphemy against the American creed and it means the very identity of our nation depends on the passing of civic ideals to the next generation. We need a renewed emphasis on civic learning in schools, and our young people need positive role models. Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children."


News for the Stupid From Faux News

Caves discovered on the Moon raise hope for human colonization

JG: Hury up and buy your tickets from Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos. Ha! Ha! Ha! SUCKERS!

Greed and Fraud are the foundation of American capitalism

A word to the wise: If you trust an American capitalist, then you deserve what you are going to get.

I do not trust Donald Trump. He is a scummy capitalist millionaire.

Spain at the precipice of a new civil war

World Youth Condemn Yankee imperialism

Un espacio de legítima denuncia a los crímenes del imperialismo se erigió en el Tribunal Internacional Antimperialista, que en la agenda del XIX Festival Mundial de la Juventud y los Estudiantes tuvo lugar este miércoles...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Mother of Slain Soldier Says Trump Was Disrespectful

New York Times

Trump Told a Soldier’s Widow Her Husband ‘Knew What He Signed Up For,’ His Mother Says


WASHINGTON — President Trump’s condolence call to the widow of a slain soldier exploded into an acrid row on Wednesday, with the man’s mother accusing the president of disrespecting her family and Mr. Trump complaining that his words had been cynically twisted for political purposes.

The president had told the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, one of four Americans killed in an Oct. 4 ambush in Niger, that her husband “knew what he signed up for,” and he referred to the soldier only as “your guy,” according to Sergeant Johnson’s mother and a Democratic congresswoman, who both listened to the call.


Xi JinPing heralds 'new era' of Chinese power at Communist party congress

Great Hall of the People at Night
Source: Wikipedia

The Guardian

Tom Phillips in Beijing

Wednesday 18 October 2017 00.54 EDT

Xi Jinping has heralded the dawn of a “new era” of Chinese politics and power at the start of a historic Communist party congress celebrating the end of his first term in office.

Speaking in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, at the start of the week-long 19th party congress, Xi told delegates that thanks to decades of “tireless struggle” China stood “tall and firm in the east”.

Continue reading.

Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, condemns the 'brutal represion' in Catalonia by the Madrid goverment of Mariano Rajoy

www.expatica.com - 1st October, 2017

JG: my regrets in publishing this report this late, but the Yankee imperialist main-stream news media has big anti-Venezuela phobias and the report was not published in any of the capitalist main news outlets.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro condemned the "brutal repression" of protesters defending a banned Catalan independence referendum Sunday -- branding Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy a "dictator."

"I do not interfere in the internal affairs of Catalonia, Spain or any country, but these are international events of great importance (...). The repression appeared brutal, really brutal, because if people are peaceful and calm, leave them alone," Maduro said on state television channel VTV.

"Who is a dictator? Nicolas Maduro or Rajoy -- who has chosen blood, the club and the blow against a noble people?" he asked before comparing events to the Franco era of 1939-1975.

Maduro is himself accused by the Venezuelan opposition of "savage repression" during a wave of protests between April and July, which left some 125 people dead.

But he justified police and military action in his country by arguing Catalonians "did not have hoods or homemade guns like the Venezuelan right."

Relations between Caracas and Madrid deteriorated following the creation of an all-powerful Constitutional Assembly in Venezuela -- with Spain pressing the European Union to impose sanctions on Maduro's government.

Hundreds were injured in clashes during the Catalan referendum Sunday.

© 2017 AFP

JG: a big applause for Venezuelan president Maduro for condemnig the violence that fascist and falangist Mariano Rajoy unleashed on the peaceful Catalonian people. It has also been condemned by Human Riights Watch and Amnesty International.

Very Obvious

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

How come that the appropiate authorities have not yet put handcuffs around the wrists of Harvey Weinstein?

National Security Archive at George Washington University publishes the secret documents of the 1962 Missle Crisis

The Yankee imperialists had secret plans to invade Cuba. The USSR saved Cuba with its missiles.

Link to PDF File

CNBC is one of the biggest purveyors of garbage news in the USA

Here is their latest example: North Korea's economy may not survive another year, defector says

Remember the garbage news about Cuba? Its econonomy was going to collapse and the people were starving. It was produced for low intelligence people.

Why are Americans so gullible?

PDF Link to the Ireland Che Guevara Stamp Philatelic Bulletin (Downloadable)

Link to PDF File

Ireland produces very beautiful Philatelic Bulletin.

The 2017 Christmas stamp is gorgeous.

Fascist right-wingers are having a mental breakdown and whining event because of the postage stamp issued by Ireland on October 5

Buy Che Stammp From Ireland Post Office

Pobrecita: La Loba Feroz, as alwyas, is the queen bee of whining in Miami.

Tributo al Che a 20 años de su regreso a Santa Clara

Este 17 de octubre, el pueblo santaclareño recordará las dos décadas del momento en que el Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara regresó para siempre a la ciudad liberada por él en diciembre de 1958, sitio donde descansa junto a sus compañeros de lucha

Autor: Ángel Freddy Pérez Cabrera | freddy@granma.cu
16 de octubre de 2017 23:10:11

SANTA CLARA.–Este 17 de octubre, el pueblo santaclareño recordará las dos décadas del momento en que el Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara regresó para siempre a la ciudad liberada por él en diciembre de 1958, sitio donde descansa junto a sus compañeros de lucha.

Como parte de la conmemoración, tendrá lugar un acto político cultural en el Complejo Escultórico que se honra con su nombre en esta ciudad, momento en que será evocada la figura del Guerrillero Heroico y aquel instante épico en que Fidel lo recibió en esta plaza junto al Destacamento de Refuerzo.

Previo a la actividad, se producirá el tradicional cambio de flores en el Memorial que guarda los restos de los caídos y la cancelación de un sello postal, mientras en horas de la tarde en la Universidad Central Marta Abreu de Las Villas se promoverá la obra Canto épico de la ternura, un libro del escritor Vicente Ronni Feliú.

Asimismo, el homenaje comprende la proyección de un documental que recoge los principales momentos del retorno victorioso del Che a Santa Clara, además del reconocimiento a hombres y mujeres que se han destacado en los trabajos de recuperación del territorio de las heridas causadas por el huracán Irma.

Como se recordará, el 17 de octubre de 1997 se realizaron las honras fúnebres en la plaza santaclareña, ocasión en la que una enorme multitud se congregó allí para recibir victorioso, como dijo Fidel, al Comandante Che Guevara, acto que fue antecedido por aquel tributo sin precedentes, primero en La Habana y después en el trayecto hasta la Sala Caturla, de la Biblioteca Provincial Martí, donde miles de villaclareños le rindieron tributo desde el 14 y hasta el 17, día en que Fidel pronunció un emotivo discurso para recibir al Che y sus compañeros de lucha.

Why did Ireland print a small number of Che Guevara stamps? An Irish Farley's Follies?

It appears that Ireland may have commited a big blunder by underestimating the demand for the stamp that it isuued on October 5 to commemorate the iconic revolutionary fighter.

The Irish Times reports that the "First Print of the Stamp Has Sold Out."

The article states that : An Post confirms all 122,000 stamps with iconic image are gone and it will print new stock.

Normally postal administrations print large quantities of stamps to generate additional income for the government. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Ireland has also issued two Post & Go Labels for Christmas 2017

Ireland Issues €1.00 Stamp to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Che Guevara

The stamps were issued on October 5 in sheetlets of 16 stamps
The design is by Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick.
The printer is Cartor Security Printing.

Product Codes:
Single Stamp: 1717100 €1.00 
Sheetlet of 16 Stamps: 1717100 €16.00
First Day Cover: 1717FDC €2.00

The 04/17 Philatelic Bulletin has two pages dedicated to the new issue.   

To purchse visit irishstamps.ie

Sheetlet of 16

First Day Cover

The choices for Catalonia are very clear: Independence or continuing receiving threats and demands from the autocratic central Madrid goverment

Catalonia is a very wealthy part of Spain. They send more money to Madrid than they receive in benefits.

Independence is fraught with dangers. They risk violence from Mariano Rajoy, who has as his foundation the same type of policies as fascist Francisco Franco.

Live free or face potential death? Dignity or slavery?

Cuba had to fight twice for its independence, first the Spaniards and then the corrupt Yankee imperialism imposed puppet.

An independent Catalonia? Leader still refusing to reveal intentions.

JG: When you read the above WaPo article, remember: the Yankees support fascist Rajoy. They have always been in favor of slavery, starting in 1776. Washington and Jefferson were slave owners.

Their tall tales about democracy are nothing but lies. USA is the dictatorship of big capital.

Catalonia has to arm its citizens and fight for independence, if needed. Rajoy is not going to send his sons or daughters to fight. He represents fascism. He wants the easy life.

On Thursday, the Women's Convention organizers -- who also led the Women's March in January -- announced Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be a featured speaker at the three-day event, which will take place in Detroit later this month.

The announcement was published in CNN.

The "backlash" that CNN refers to in the article headline is only in the very fertile minds of CNN. They just quoted a lonely lady who questioned the decision to invite the most popular person in the USA right now.

Bernie will work for the people; Trump works for the capitalist millionaires, the banks and Wall Street.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The silly headlines of the New York Times

Becoming a Steelworker Liberated Her. Then Her Job Moved to Mexico.

How silly can American capitalists get?

Jobs do not move by themselves to Mexico.

A scummy capitalist moved her job to Mexico.

Here we are in 2017 and the capitalists keep on destroying the USA.

Needless to say, I did not bother to read the article.

Puigdemont honra a Companys en el 77 aniversario del fusilamiento por los fascistas de Francisco Franco

 El presidente de la Generalitat  Carles Puigdemont junto a la alcaldesa Ada Colau y la presidenta del Parlament, Carme Forcadell, durante la tradicional ofrenda ante la tumba del presidente de la Generalitat republicana Lluis Companys coincidiendo con el 77 aniversario de su muerte   / AFP / PAU BARRENA

Articulo de El Periodico

Lluís Companys

As the rats leave UNESCO, the People's Republic of China reaffirms its continuing support

Beijing reaffirms UNESCO support

#MeanAndNastyDonaldTrump finds himself alone at the dance, and no one wants to dance with him.

Please send a shrink to the White House immediately and play the oldie popular song 'They Are Coming to Take Me Away.' Hah! Hah! Heeh! Heeh!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Trump is 'unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office' says former Bush aide

A Huge Difference

Next month I will start my 57th year since I came to the USA in 1961, as a victim of Operation Peter Pan.

The November of 1961, under John F. Kennedy, was a much better country than the October of 2017, under Donald Trump. But then, he said YES to the CIA "operation" at the Bay of Pigs.

From that poinf forward it was all downhill.

Today, dishonesty and greed reign supreme in the USA.

The only people that kiss the asses of the Americans are the Zionist Jews of Israel.

Americans are disliked throughout the world.

Scams and frauds are everywhere today and are 'our daily bread.'

Jobs were plentiful, with decent union representation and wages in 1961.

When I became a US citizen, in 1970, you could buy a home with an enormous back yard with $16,000. Today, you need a quarter of a million dollars and two incomes to buy a comparable home.

I could by a brand new Torino station wagon with $3,200.00. Today, a comparable car will be $25,000,00.

The politicians and capitalism have destroyed the dollar and the USA.


'Star Wars' fantasy? Cubans doubt US sonic attacks claims


"I don't believe any part of it," said Luis Felipe Gonzalez, a 59-year-old taxi driver, as he waited for customers nearby. "It's absurd [USA] propaganda."

"It sounds like Star Wars," said Dayan Rosete, a 23-year-old language student, as he stood chatting with a friend in front of the Habana Libre hotel.

Link to ABC News article

JG: my own personal opinion is that this was a carefully planned CIA operation ennacted with the sole purposse of discrediting Cuba. The communist phobias of the Yankee imperialists are well known and are all-encompassing. Donald Trump is a Yankee fanatic not worthy of trust.

Another example of American infantilism?

Social Security benefits to get another small boost in 2018, about $25.00

Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year, the largest increase since 2012, thought it comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary.

Friday, October 13, 2017

FFRF wins major housing allowance challenge (again)

A federal judge for a second time has ruled in favor of the historic challenge by the Freedom From Religion Foundation of a housing allowance in the tax code that uniquely privileges clergy.

At issue is the constitutionality of 26 U.S.C. § 107(2), a provision in the tax code that excludes from gross income a housing allowance paid to a "minister of the gospel."

Rep. Peter Mack, sponsor of the 1954 law challenged by FFRF, argued that ministers should be rewarded with a clergy allowance for "carrying on such a courageous fight against this [a godless and anti-religious world movement]." The clergy allowance is not a tax deduction but an exemption—allowing housing allowances paid as part of clergy salary to be subtracted from taxable income.

In 2013, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb ruled in FFRF's favor in its original challenge. Crabb's finding sent "shockwaves through the religious community," according to the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, which bitterly fought the ruling, along with just about every religious denomination in the country.

In November 2014, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out that victory—not on the merits but on the question of standing—arguing that Barker and Gaylor hadn't yet sought a refund of their housing allowance from the IRS. Accordingly, they sought them and when denied, went back to court.

FFRF, a national state/church watchdog based in Madison, Wis., renewed its historic challenge of the housing allowance in April 2016. Sued are Steve Mnuchin, , U.S. secretary of the treasury, and John Koskinen, IRS commissioner. The case also had religious intervenors as defendants.

Plaintiffs are FFRF Co-Presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, and Ian Gaylor, representing the estate of President Emerita Anne Nicol Gaylor, whose retirement was paid in part as a housing allowance.

"Although defendants try to characterize § 107(2) as an effort by Congress to treat ministers fairly and avoid religious entanglement, the plain language of the statute, its legislative history and its operation in practice all demonstrate a preference for ministers over secular employees," writes Crabb, for the Western District of Wisconsin.

"As I noted in the earlier lawsuit," Crabb writes, "there is no reasonable interpretation of the statute under which the phrase minister of the gospel could be construed to include employees of an organization whose purpose is to keep religion out of the public square."

Any reasonable observer would conclude that the purpose and effect of the statute is to provide financial assistance to one group of religious employees without any consideration to the secular employees who are similarly situated to ministers, Crabb noted. "Under current law, that type of provision violates the establishment clause," she adds.

"In reaching this conclusion, I do not mean to imply that any particular minister is undeserving of the exemption or does not have a financial need for one. The important point is that many equally deserving secular employees (as well as other kinds of religious employees) could benefit from the exemption as well, but they must satisfy much more demanding requirements despite the lack of justification for the difference in treatment."

Crabb also discusses financial benefits to even wealthy ministers: ""Thus, an evangelist with a multimillion dollar home is entitled under § 107(2) to deduct the entire rental value of that home, even if it is not used for church purposes. ("Joel Osteen lives in a $10.5 million home and is entitled to exclude the fair rental value of that home so long as he spends that money on the home and his church allocates that amount to housing.")."

The benefit of the tax exemption to the clergy is enormous. The congressional Joint Committee on Taxation has reported that the exemption amounts to $700 million a year in lost revenue. Religion News Service calculated the allowance increases the take-home pay of some pastors by up to 10 percent. This is because churches benefit, since tax-free salaries lower their overhead. Christianity Today found that 84 percent of senior pastors receive a housing allowance of $20,000 to $38,000 in added (but not reported) compensation to their base salary.

"The manner in which our housing allowance has been used borders on clergy malpractice," William Thornton, a Georgia pastor and blogger, told Forbes magazine in 2013. "A growing subset of ministers who are very highly paid and who live in multimillion dollar mansions are able to exclude hundreds of thousands of dollars from income taxation."

Clergy are permitted to use the housing allowance not just for rent or mortgage, but for home improvements, including maintenance, home improvements and repairs, dishwashers, cable TV and phone fees, paint, towels, bedding, home décor, even personal computers and bank fees. They may be exempt from taxable income up to the fair market rental value of their home, particularly helping well-heeled pastors. The subsidy extends to churches, which can pay clergy less, as tax-free salaries go further.

FFRF's complaint alleges that the section "directly benefits ministers and churches, most significantly by lowering a minister's tax burden, while discriminating against the individual plaintiffs, who as the leaders of a nonreligious organization opposed to governmental endorsements of religion are denied the same benefit."

Crabb issued a declaration that the tax benefit is unconstitutional and directed the parties to file briefing on whether additional remedies are needed.

The district court victory is FFRF's third court victory in eight days. Last week a federal court in Pennsylvania agreed a Christian cross on a county seal and flag violates the constitutional separation of church and state and a federal court in Florida sided with FFRF, AU and ACLU in permitting an atheist invocation at the Brevard County Board.

The case was filed on behalf of FFRF by litigator Richard L. Bolton. Gaylor et al v. U.S. Treasury has case number 3:16-cv-00215.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, based in Madison, Wis., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational charity, is the nation's largest association of freethinkers (atheists, agnostics), and has been working since 1978 to keep religion and government separate.

JG: If you are a frequent visitor to CJ you know, by now, that the publisher/editor of Cuba Journal strongly believes that organized religion is for the dumb, the ignorant and the gullible, the uneducated and the unintelligent.