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  • Cuban-Americans Denounce Pope Francis: ‘I Am a Catholic Without a Pope’

    12/21/2014 5:09:45 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 21, 2014 | Matt Sedensky
    <p>MIAMI (AP) — The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.</p> <p>Many Catholics worldwide have expressed pride in seeing Francis stirring hopes of progress in communist Cuba, but some Cuban-Americans say their spiritual leader betrayed them.</p>
  • Raul Castro: Cuba Will Not Abandon Communism

    12/21/2014 10:26:00 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 17 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/20/14 | AP
    Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility between the U.S. and Cuba: Don't expect detente to do away with the communist system.
  • Rand Paul: Rubio’s Cuba remarks ‘rude'

    12/21/2014 3:36:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 20, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The war of words between two likely 2016 contenders over President Obama’s sweeping changes to Cuba policy heated up further on Saturday, with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) repeatedly blasting remarks from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) as “rude.” “I never start a fight but I'm happy to finish a fight,” Paul told Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File on Friday.” “You know, I think the remarks were a little bit rude and intemperate.” In an interview on the same show one night prior, Rubio said that Paul — who supports President Obama’s move to roll back trade and travel restrictions and...
  • Castro Thanks the U.S. in a Speech but Reaffirms Communist Rule in Cuba

    12/20/2014 7:50:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 20, 2014 | Damien Cave
    HAVANA — President Raúl Castro declared victory for the Cuban Revolution on Saturday in a wide-ranging speech, thanking President Obama for “a new chapter” while also reaffirming that restored relations with the United States did not mean the end of Communist rule in Cuba. In a televised speech before Parliament and a group of favored guests — including Elián González, the center of a tug of war in 2000 between Cuban exiles and Havana, and the three men convicted of spying in the United States who were released as part of the historic agreement announced on Wednesday — Mr. Castro...
  • Raúl Castro: Don’t expect détente to change Cuban system

    12/20/2014 5:08:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2014 4:17 PM EST | Andrea Rodriguez
    Cuban President Raúl Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility between the U.S. and Cuba: Don't expect détente to do away with the communist system. Castro’s speech to Cuba’s National Assembly was a sharp counterpoint to the message U.S. President Barack Obama gave in his year-end news conference the day before. Obama reiterated that by engaging directly with the Cuban people, Americans are more likely to encourage reform in Cuba’s one-party system and centrally planned economy. “We must not expect that in order for relations with the United...
  • Obama to Castro: “Here I Come to Save the Day!”

    12/20/2014 5:45:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Did you notice the timing of President Obama’s economic lifeline to Castro as announced on December 17th under the guise of “changing our relations” with the people (emphasis mine) of Cuba?” No? But you have noticed the price at the gas pumps, right? These two items are closely related ….Oh and by the way, every atom of evidence shows that the actual people of Cuba actually want U.S. sanctions against the Stalinist regime that tortures them tightened. So perhaps President Obama should stop insulting the intelligence of Cuba-watchers by claiming to speak and act on their behalf. Here’s their reaction...
  • Homer Simpson Could School Obama On Castro

    President Obama's deal to normalize relations with Castro reminds us of a fantastic 1998 episode of the long-running animated series The Simpsons, "The Trouble With Trillions." In that episode, we learn that Montgomery Burns had made off with the $1 trillion bill that President Truman printed in 1945 to pay for Europe's postwar reconstruction. When the FBI finally uncovers Burns' deception, he flees the country, looking for an island to buy, and, flying over Cuba, decides that it "has 'freedom' written all over it." Burns, with Homer accompanying him, goes to see Castro, who just moments before was about to...
  • Comrade de Blasio is the gift that keeps on giving if the GOP is smart enough to open the package!

    12/19/2014 9:29:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The election of Comrade Bill de Blasio as mayor of New York City has been and will continue to be, a gift to conservatives and even Republicans. From the very beginning of his adult life Comrade Bill has made it clear that he is an enemy of America. He even illegally honeymooned in Cuba. De Blasio is a socialist’s dream and has governed as a heavy handed thug ever since. What is even better is that he is on the national stage and there is no way the Democrats can hide him. Thus far he has given conservatives great starting...
  • Cuba Is A Kleptocracy, Not Communist

    12/19/2014 6:17:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | December 19, 2014 | Romina Ruiz-Goiriena
    Fidel Castro seized power in January 1959 after waging a guerilla war against then-dictator Fulgencio Batista. The charismatic bearded revolucionario dressed in a dark olive uniform promised to restore order and hold elections. People on the streets of Havana cheered and celebrated the return of fighters from the Sierra Maestra. Batista had fled and Castro was their hero. But the dream of a new dawn was short lived—at least a democratic one. Soon enough, Castro turned his back on those ideals, embracing Soviet style communism. Cuban exiles fled. Others were ousted. In 1961, the United States broke off relations with...
  • Obama adds Cuba to his list of sellouts

    12/19/2014 4:33:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2014 | Donald Lambro -
    President Obama continues to embrace low-tier, go-it-alone executive actions to pad the last two years of his mistake-filled, empty-agenda presidency in a hopeless hunt for a legacy. His arrogant decision this week to re-establish diplomatic relations with communist Cuba is the latest example of a president desperately searching for something do without having to deal with Congress. You can comb through all of the polling data for the top concerns of the American people, and renewing U.S. relations with Cuba's evil Castro dictatorship is not among them. With his job approval ratings in the basement and his political party toppled...
  • ‘Disturbing to say the least': Something’s VERY wrong with this photo of Alan Gross

    12/18/2014 6:30:09 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 79 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | Nov. 17, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    After years in Cuban captivity, Alan Gross is free. But what has he come home to?
  • Obama’s Cuba Disaster

    12/18/2014 5:16:57 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 36 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 18, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    President Obama declared yesterday the United States would begin a new chapter with Cuba. Obama already began negotiating with Cuba regarding a prisoner swap among with other issues. For years Obama has told Congress he would keep them in the loop regarding Cuba. Predictably Congress had no idea the Obama administration was negotiating with the Communist dictatorship. Yesterday’s announcement came as a surprise to everyone. As with every other negotiation with a hostile foreign power, Obama got completely taken by the Cuban Communists. Obama negotiates from a position of American weakness because he doesn’t believe in American strength. Obama’s flirtations...
  • Castro, 1; Obama, big zero!

    12/18/2014 12:47:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 18, 2014 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    My cell phone has been going off for hours with messages and angry conversations with fellow Cuban-Americans and conservatives in the U.S. I hear this question over and over: what did the U.S. get out of this deal? The answer is nothing, unless you are one of those who believes that the Castro regime is about to reform the economy, allow an independent media, and hold multi-party elections. I have a unique perspective on this issue. I can address it as a Cuban-American and as a U.S. citizen. In other words, I want the best for those on the island...
  • Charlie Rangel On Cuba Deal: ‘I’ve Never Been More Proud Of Being An American’ [VIDEO]

    12/17/2014 12:57:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Dec. 17, 2014 | Alex Griswold
    Democratic New York Congressman Charlie Rangel said on MSNBC’s “Ronan Farrow Daily” that in the aftermath of the normalization of relations with Cuba, he has “never been more proud of being an American.” (RELATED: Raul Castro Urges Obama To Use ‘Executive Action’ To Overrule Congress)Rangel, who was in Havana for some reason, said the Cuban people were ecstatic. ”This is a tremendous, historic event, the people in Havana are dancing in the street with glee, there’s always been a love between the Cuban people and the American people, notwithstanding the problems our governments have had.”
  • Raul Castro Urges Obama To Use ‘Executive Action’ To Overrule Congress

    12/17/2014 12:39:14 PM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Dec. 17, 2014 | Alex Griswold
    In a speech held at the same time as President Barack Obama’s televised speech announcing a normalization of relations with Cuba, Cuban dictator Raul Castro urged Obama to use “executive action” to bypass Congressional policy on Cuba. USA Today’s Gregory Korte first caught the comments: Raul Castro urges President Obama to use “executive action” to lift congressionally imposed sanctions on Cuba. — Gregory Korte (@gregorykorte) December 17, 2014
  • Freed American calls himself ‘trusting fool’ for going to Cuba

    12/17/2014 11:34:47 AM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 17, 2014 | Associated Press
    ARLINGTON, Va. — Alan Gross has called himself a “trusting fool” for going to Cuba in the first place. Family and friends described him with other words: gregarious and outgoing, with a talent for picking up and playing any musical instrument. Gross, 65, was freed from prison Wednesday as part of an agreement that included the release of three Cubans jailed in the United States, officials said.
  • Meet the guy who is bringing Cuba together with Obama’s America…

    12/17/2014 10:29:36 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-17-14 | The Looking Spoon
    There’s always that super-powerful person who prefers to stay out of the spotlight…(and I don’t mean Valerie Jarrett, even though the resemblance may be striking ;-P)
  • US TO START TALKS WITH CUBA TO NORMALIZE FULL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS

    12/17/2014 7:00:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 403 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2014-12-17 | Associated Press (AP)
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  • Why Middle-Class Wealth Is Withering [Alinsky At Work: Destroy The Middle-Class and Destroy America]

    12/13/2014 10:16:14 AM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    CBSNews ^ | December 13, 2013 | AIMEE PICCHI
    By AIMEE PICCHI December 12, 2014 Why Middle-Class Wealth Is Withering If the middle class is truly the backbone of America, the country's spine may be close to breaking. Middle America came out of the Great Recession in a precarious position, sinking into "dissavings" -- when spending is greater than income -- thanks to a nasty combination of stagnant wages and a hit to real estate and investment values, according to a new working paper from New York University economics professor Edward N. Wolff. That's led to a grim outcome, with virtually no change in the country's median wealth between...
  • Panama: Cuba to Attend First-ever Americas Summit

    12/13/2014 5:40:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Voice of America ^ | December 12, 2014
    PANAMA CITY - Cuba will attend the Washington-backed Summit of the Americas for the first time, host nation Panama said Friday, edging two adversaries closer to a possible joint appearance by Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro. The United States is expected to attend but has not yet announced whether Obama will lead the U.S. delegation, a development that would stir protest from the influential anti-Castro lobby. Washington has said Cuba should be excluded, but Secretary of State John Kerry indicated a softening of that position in a speech in Miami on Wednesday when he said, "We must get beyond...
  • Can the Left Launch its Own Tea Party? (barf alert)

    12/10/2014 8:05:13 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | December 8, 2014 | BILL SCHER
    Even as they publicly condemn Tea Party Republicans as hostage-taking legislative thugs, the truth is that some Democrats are quietly jealous of them. Think of it: The Tea Party gang gets to intimidate party leaders, threaten legislation, block nominees, shut down the government and default on the debt if they don’t get their way. They cause major trouble. Boy, does that sound good. The extreme right has power, and that’s something the left hasn’t had much of for a long time. But in the aftermath of the party’s disastrous midterm performance, it’s very possible that the Democratic Party leadership will...
  • FEATURE-Venezuela's poor sour on Maduro as prices, shortages sting

    12/10/2014 6:01:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 10, 2014 | By Alexandra Ulmer
    Packing potatoes at his vegetable stand on a sun-baked street in Caracas's hillside Catia slum, Jesus Jimenez fondly recounts voting for late president Hugo Chavez. Like millions in Venezuela's poor "barrios," the chatty father of 14 worshipped the larger-than-life Chavez and benefited from his welfare programs, especially Cuban-staffed free health centers and substantial pension rises. So after Chavez's death last year, Jimenez naturally voted for the leader's hand-picked protege Nicolas Maduro, a former union activist and bus driver who vowed to continue the idiosyncratic brand of socialism known as "Chavismo". Now, though, he struggles to make ends meet as inflation...
  • Government Coercion Is the Common Link between Nazism, Communism, and other forms of Socialism

    12/09/2014 12:49:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Is Obama a socialist?If youÂ’re asking whether heÂ’s a big-spending interventionist, the answer is yes.But if youÂ’re asking whether the President believes in government ownership of the means of production (which is the defining issue in the socialist economic platform), the answer is no (though the White House surely wonÂ’t like how Thomas Sowell describes ObamaÂ’s ideology).But I generally donÂ’t care about these word fights. Big government is bad because it hurts people and relies on coercion, and thatÂ’s true whether weÂ’re talking about socialism, communism, Nazism, corporatism, or other forms of statism.But I do care for historical accuracy and...
  • What Could Go Wrong? Communists Return To Power In East German State

    12/08/2014 12:58:07 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller via Yahoo! ^ | December 6, 2014 4:18 PM
    A left-wing party with communist roots now controls the levers of government in the German state of Thuringia, marking the first time a political party closely linked to East Germany’s communist leadership has gained power since German reunification in 1990. The party is, appropriately enough, the Left Party, reports The Telegraph. This week, the state parliament in Thuringia narrowly voted to authorize a new coalition with the Left Party at the helm. The three-way coalition also includes the Green Party. The Left Party is viewed as the successor to the Socialist Unity Party which controlled East Germany when it was...
  • Tortured in Ukraine: Christians Living a Nightmare

    12/07/2014 3:06:24 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 18 replies
    CBN ^ | 9/19/2014
    EASTERN UKRAINE -- Ukraine's evangelical Christians are bearing the brunt of the country's conflict, often with deadly consequences. It's a scene that has played in Elena Velichko's head over and over. Pro-Russian rebels took over her hometown in early April. Her husband Vladimir told her to take the kids and leave the city. "He took us to the train station and we said goodbye. He said, 'I love you.' He kissed me and kissed the children and left," Elena said. Several days later, her life and that of her eight children, ages 2 to 16, suddenly turned upside down. Surreal...
  • Di Blasio letting communist organized protesters disrupt Grand Central Station

    12/05/2014 5:33:06 PM PST · by Rome2000 · 52 replies
    CNN is complicit.
  • Leftists Calling for Communism in the Name of Evolution

    12/03/2014 8:25:15 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | 12-2-14 | Gary DeMar
    “The sanctification of the rights of individuals and their liberties today by libertarians and Tea Party conservatives is contrary to our evolved human nature as social animals. . . . The thought that it is both rational and natural for each of us to care only for ourselves, our own preservation, and our own achievements is a treacherous fabrication.” The above quotation is taken from an article written by John Edward Terrell for the opinion section of The New York Times. The author knows very little about the conservative movement. He is mostly describing Ayn Rand’s Objectivist Philosophy where the...
  • 47% of white SA believe apartheid wasn't a crime against humanity

    12/03/2014 8:09:17 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    News 24 ^ | Dec 03, 2014
    A 2014 South African Reconciliation Barometer released today revealed that Whites are less likely to remember the oppressive nature of apartheid than other citizens. According to the report, 53 percent of whites who took part in the survey agreed with the statement that apartheid was a crime against humanity. This was compared to 80 percent of blacks, 77 percent of Indians, and 70 percent of coloured citizens who agreed with the statement. Whites were half as likely as black South Africans to agree with redressing the injustice of the past. The barometer looked at 10 years of data collected between...
  • Obama to business leaders: Raise wages

    12/03/2014 2:30:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | December 3, 2014 | By Zachary Roth
    In remarks that underscored an emerging concern about the direction of the economy, President Obama told business leaders Wednesday that, despite record corporate profits, stagnant wage growth is creating anxiety among workers. Obama [said] that the shrinking of wages and income as a share of overall GDP had caused an “undertow” of pessimism, despite the improving economy, and said giving workers a raise would benefit corporations, too. “When wages are good, and consumers feel like they’ve got money in their pockets, that ends up being good for business not bad for business,” he said. Obama appeared relaxed and at ease,...
  • Vietnam detains blogger for 'bad' content

    11/30/2014 1:06:47 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    yahoo ^ | 8 hours ago
    Hong Le Tho, 65, was detained for "posting online articles with bad content and false information that discredit and create distrust among people about state agencies, social agencies and citizens," the Ministry of Public Security said on Saturday on its website.
  • Revealed: Vladimir Putin Plotting To Invade Europe

    11/28/2014 4:04:07 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 50 replies
    International Business Times - Australia ^ | 11/28/2014 | Athena Yenko
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has a concrete plan of invading Europe, taking it under his total rule. The covert plot was exposed by Germany's well-known newspaper, the BILD, citing credible sources from the intelligence community. Mr Putin's grand plan was reportedly outlined in a supposedly classified document titled "Putin: the new leader of international conservatism." The blueprint was drafted by Moscow's Centre for Strategic Communications...
  • UC Davis Economics Professor: There Is No American Dream

    11/28/2014 9:42:32 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | 11/26/2014 | Steve Large
    DAVIS (CBS13) — A UC Davis economics professorhas determined there is no American Dream. Gregory Clark is sharing his research as a hard truth with no hope—whether or not you can get ahead in America is as predictable as any formula. In fact, he says, the formulas for social mobility in the United States show there’s nothing to dream about. “America has no higher rate of social mobility than medieval England, Or pre-industrial Sweden,” he said. “That’s the most difficult part of talking about social mobility is because it is shattering people s dreams.” Clark crunched the numbers in the...
  • The Psychopath [Out From] Under the Bed, Part 3 (the threat from Russia and China)

    11/27/2014 11:01:14 AM PST · by Thunder90 · 8 replies
    Jrnyquist.com ^ | JR Nyquist
    After the fall of the Soviet Union Moscow’s spokesmen convinced the world that Russia was weak and no longer a threat to anyone. With a disintegrated army, and a post-communist policy, Russia appeared in the guise of the West’s “partner.” When a Soviet expert on America, Georgi Arbatov, said in 1988 that the Soviet’s “major secret weapon” was to deprive America of its enemy he was perfectly serious. Openness and friendship were, quite literally, weapons in a new kind of war. Here secrecy was not guaranteed by silence or discretion, but by the West’s willingness to be deceived. Arbatov could...
  • Russian insider says Putin openly planned invasion of Ukraine since 2003

    11/27/2014 10:23:23 AM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 23 replies
    EuromaidanPR ^ | 25 Nov. 2014
    A former Russian insider says he was there when Putin began openly planning the present invasion of Ukraine back in 2003. At a conference in Brussels this week, Andrey Illarionov, a Russian economist and former economic advisor to Vladimir Putin informed that the invasion of Ukraine has been in official planning since at least 2003. [more at link] “Since 2003. I can say that certain questions relating to the future war with Ukraine were discussed in my presence. I didn’t think the talks would really lead to a real war,” he said. In an anguished response to the Orange Revolution...
  • The New Axis of Evil Waging Unconventional Warfare

    11/27/2014 8:59:54 AM PST · by harpu · 14 replies
    www.rightsidenews.com ^ | 11/26/14 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    For years, we have been warned about solidifying a new Axis of Evil between Russia, China and Iran. It is now fully formed and growing in strength. Already Russia and China’s militaries have grown arguably more powerful than ours if you consider their nuclear arsenals and Obama’s rigorous gutting of our military stockpiles and forces. The purge continues daily. All the while a military/security pact has flourished among the Axis of Evil players via the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Unlike the US, our enemies realize that the Cold War never ended… it shifted and put on a new face. We must...
  • Chuck Schumer: ‘Democrats must embrace big government’ to win in 2016

    11/25/2014 1:37:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/25/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) had some good news for Republicans on Tuesday. Speaking at the National Press Club, the Empire State senator issued a veiled criticism of Hillary Clinton when he insisted that Democrats can only win the White House again in 2016 if they make a convincing case for big government. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO... “That same underlying expectation that government should help make life easier for the middle class is as strong as it’s ever been, setting the stage for a Democratic victory in 2016 if, and only if, we can convince people that government...
  • Putin Is Circumspect on Re-Election but Says ‘Nyet’ to Presidency for Life

    11/24/2014 6:48:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 23, 2014 | Alexander Kolyandr
    Putin Is Circumspect on Re-Election but Says ‘Nyet’ to Presidency for Life By Alexander Kolyandr Nov. 23, 2014 MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin said he doesn’t aim to hold his post for life but doesn’t rule out seeking another term in 2018, a move that could make him the country’s longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin. In an interview with state-controlled TASS news agency, the 62-year-old Mr. Putin said that for him to remain “in the president’s chair forever” is “not good, and (is) detrimental for the country, and I do not need it as well.” But when asked whether he would...
  • The Great October: A Revolution Financed By an Enemy Government

    Can it be true that Vladimir Lenin, the alleged “leader of the world Proletariat,” whose monuments adorned central squares in every Soviet town and who inspired generations of Soviet citizens, had been a mere agent provocateur working for the German government? In The World Crisis, Volume 5, Winston Churchill writes this about war-time Germany in 1917: “They turned upon Russia the most grisly of all weapons. They transported Lenin in a sealed truck like a plague bacillus from Switzerland into Russia.” The rest is history: Lenin staged a coup and withdrew Russia from World War One, conceding large swaths of...
  • In Defense of Russell Brand (Sort Of)

    11/22/2014 7:13:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    <p>British vaudeville comedian Russell Brand needs better staff. He’s touring the U.S. promoting his book “Revolution” while impishly equating Che Guevara with Jesus Christ and Gandhi. The look on Brand’s face as he looked around the stage and crowd while detonating these devilish observations on Jimmy Fallon was pitiful—in the most genuine sense of the word. Brand deserves pity for imagining this was a bomb-throwingly clever way to shake-up the U.S. “establishment.”</p>
  • Russia is a Lie

    11/21/2014 7:34:38 AM PST · by Krosan · 15 replies
    Die Zeit (translation) ^ | 1. October 2014 | Boris Schumatsky
    The greatest difficulty in dealing with Russia is this: Russia lies. This blanket assertion sounds like a slogan from the Cold War, and yet it's the only one that does justice to reality. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, when I was writing my first newspaper articles, I always avoided journalistic short-cuts such as "Moscow wants" or "the Kremlin claims". When I would read in those days that "the Russians are invading Chechnya" I would think of my friends in Moscow and such formulations seemed about as accurate to me as Ronald Reagan's "Evil Empire". Today not only do...
  • UKRAINE: Released picture of peasant uprisings before the Famine Holodomor

    When Ukraine resisted Soviet attempts at collectivization in the 1920s and '30s, the Soviet Union under Stalin used labor camps, executions, and starvation: Holodomor Released known picture of peasant uprisings before the Famine. Photos electronic archive Ukrainian liberation movement Removing vegetables from the villagers. The village of Novo-Red History of the Security Service of Ukraine in cooperation with the Center for Studies of the liberation movement laid out in free access to a unique picture of the peasant uprising that preceded the Great Famine and Genocide diaries of eyewitnesses. Now you can view and download the electronic archive of the...
  • Venezuela increases luxury taxes to bolster state coffers

    11/20/2014 10:52:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 19, 2014 | by Brian Ellsworth
    Venezuela will increase taxes on luxury goods, alcohol and tobacco to help shore up the government's finances, the top tax official said, as falling oil prices threaten the OPEC member's coffers. Buyers of luxury goods, including cars worth more than $30,000, will pay an excise tax of 15 percent, up from 10 percent, tax chief Jose David Cabello said late Tuesday during a televised ceremony with President Nicolas Maduro. The measures, part of a package of 28 laws Maduro decreed to bolster the country's economy, increase tax rates on products such as wine and cigarettes while eliminating some tax benefits...
  • What You Might Not Know About The Army-McCarthy Hearings

    11/20/2014 9:03:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/20/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    In light of the recent death of Irving Peress, I dust off this one I did back in 2007… I must admit that I was unaware just how deep the calumny against Senator Joseph McCarthy was until a friend of mine, supposedly an arch-conservative, invoked the infamous Joseph Welch line “You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?” to decry the unfair treatment of a current political figure. My friend did not realize that Welch’s statement was no more than bluster, and has been forever (and successfully) quoted...
  • School Handout: 'The Government Gives Us Rights' "[G]ive your loyalty to the U.S. government."

    11/20/2014 8:38:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/20/14 | Trey Sanchez
    A well-circulated school handout is teaching children that rights are given to citizens not by their Creator, but by their government. The author of the handout, Phyllis Naegeli, writes educational (used loosely) materials for elementary school-aged children. Her lesson Being a Good Citizen, found on EdHelper.com, states the following: When you are a citizen you have rights. Rights are special privileges the government gives you. In our country, you have free speech. You are also given the right to choose a religion. Because the government gives us rights, we have the duty to be good citizens. The writing, which dates...
  • End of communism not good for Catholicism?

    11/19/2014 7:35:12 AM PST · by juliosevero · 7 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    End of communism not good for Catholicism? Brazil and its large Catholic population are prisoners of socialism, but the Vatican has been worried (for about 1,000 years!) about the Orthodox Church By Julio Severo While the world is celebrating the end of communist tyranny in Europe, its end was not all positive for Catholicism, a senior Vatican official indicated on Monday. According to Reuters through WorldNetDaily, the Catholic official thinks the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago brought religious tensions between Rome and Russia back to the surface. These tensions are much older than the Soviet Union....
  • Origins of Obamacare

    11/19/2014 4:00:37 AM PST · by Ray76 · 16 replies
    Nov 19, 2014
    The Origin of Obamacare: The Organization and Their Plan Part 1   Quentin Young, Sen. Barack Obama, 2003 Quentin Young is a founding member of the Chicago-based Physicians for a National Health Program. [1][2] Young is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America [14] Peter Orris co-founded the Physicians for a National Health Program [3]. Orris was a member of Students for a Democratic Society at Harvard [4] Physicians for a National Health Program advocates single-payer national health insurance. [10] They both serve on the National Physicians Alliance Advisory Board. [5] Obama learned about single-payer health care from his...
  • Run by Al Sharpton, Comrade de Blasio’s New York is a gift to Republicans that will keep on giving

    11/18/2014 8:49:59 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/18/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When the dust from the wreckage Barack Obama has turned the Democrat Party into begins to settle, the left will start to look for a candidate to “save America” in 2016. As has been expressed on this page several times, the messes of New York City’s Working Families Party/Democrat/Communist Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton have made will be a heavy load for the Jackass Party’s standard bearer. Comrade de Blasio, who was elected with virtually no White support, was swept into office by greedy minorities who think that seeing the earned wealth of other people is the same...
  • Bill De Blasio 2016? NYC Mayor Will Run For President, Beat Hillary Clinton, New York..

    11/17/2014 7:32:17 AM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | Nov. 17, 2014 | Howard Koplowitz&#61954;
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is maneuvering to run for president in 2016 and will use his progressive credentials to derail former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s expected bid for the White House, according to a prediction from the chairman of the Republican Party in New York. Ed Cox, the New York state GOP chairman, also said de Blasio’s plan will be successful, according to the New York Post. “It’s like Barack Obama; he was a brand-new freshman senator, and he ran for president and won. I think de Blasio is going to do it,” Cox said at a...
  • A Cuban Brain Drain, Courtesy of the U.S.

    11/17/2014 6:35:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 16, 2014 | Editiorial Board
    "....There is much to criticize about Washington’s failed policies toward Cuba and the embargo it has imposed on the island for decades. But the Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program, which in the last fiscal year enabled 1,278 Cubans to defect while on overseas assignments, a record number, is particularly hard to justify. It is incongruous for the United States to value the contributions of Cuban doctors who are sent by their government to assist in international crises like the 2010 Haiti earthquake while working to subvert that government by making defection so easy. American immigration policy should give priority to...
  • Putin leaves Brisbane 'to catch up on sleep'

    11/16/2014 1:24:02 PM PST · by familyop · 13 replies
    Indo Asian News Service by way of Yahoo News ^ | 16NOV14 | Indo Asian News Service
    Russian President Vladimir Putin Sunday left Brisbane citing a need to "catch up on sleep", after the Kremlin played down reports that he was leaving due to the cold reception given to him by other world leaders over Ukraine....The Russian leader said he explained...Despite Abbott's shirtfront threat setting the scene for the two leader's encounter in Australia, President Putin departed praising him...conservative world leaders, including Britain's David Cameron, Canada's Stephen Harper and Germany's Angela Merkel delivered stern words to the Russian leader over Ukraine.