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  • Mark Cuban's Advice for the GOP

    10/22/2014 12:39:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Mark Cuban has got the answer. "Mark Cuban has some advice for the Republican Party: Drop the social issues. 'If I was going to give guidance to the Republican Party, I'd say, 'Stay completely out of social issues.'" He said it on CNBC today. I've been hearing that since 1992. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I can't tell you how many years, since 1992, that I have been hearing: "The Republican Party better get rid of the social issues or it doesn't have a prayer." And the theory, here's what Mark Cuban says. "If you stay out of social...
  • Cuban refugee windsurfs to Florida (one of three survives)

    02/22/2014 9:21:44 AM PST · by Prospero · 28 replies
    PanAm Post ^ | Friday, February 21, 2014 | Staff Writers
    Three Cuban men attempted to windsurf to Florida on Tuesday, crossing the shark-infested and notoriously turbulent Florida Straits to escape communist rule. Henry Vergara Negrin was the only member of a group leaving Jibacoa (near Havana) to arrive in Florida. Negrin is also the first documented windsurfer to safely reach Florida soil in 20 years. He arrived at the luxurious Reach Resort in Key West 9.5 hours later, after traveling almost 97 miles, and was immediately aided by hotel staff. He was briefly hospitalized, and will be allowed to stay in the United States because of a provision in the...
  • 7887 kHz, Your Home for Classic Cuban Espionage Radio

    07/07/2010 7:33:24 AM PDT · by Weird Tolkienish Figure · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 1:53 PM ET | Brett Sokol
    TECHNOLOGY 7887 kHz, Your Home for Classic Cuban Espionage Radio The shortwave radio signals that the alleged Russian spies were using are still surprisingly effective. By Brett Sokol Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 1:53 PM ET The FBI documents that accompanied last week's arrest of 10 alleged Russian spies are alternately creepy—who knew the Tribeca Barnes & Noble was a hotbed of espionage?—and comical—turns out even foreign spies wanted to cash in on suburban New Jersey's real estate boom. With a nod to Boris and Natasha, the accused are also said to have used short-wave radio, a 1920s-era technology...
  • Over 3,000 Cuban doctors defected from Venezuela in 2013

    12/30/2013 4:38:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    El Universal [Caracas, Venezuela] ^ | 12/30/13 | FRANK LÓPEZ BALLESTEROS
    Over the last 12 months some 3,000 Cubans, mostly doctors, have arrived in the United States after deserting one of the Venezuelan government´s social programs they staff. This accounts for a 60% increase as compared with 2012. In 2012 there were about 5,000 refugee Cuban doctors and nurses in the United States coming from all over the world. Through December 1, 2013 this figure had surged to 8,000, 98% of them came from Venezuela. These are estimates by Dr. Julio Cesar Alfonso, head of the South Florida group Solidarity Without Borders Inc. (SWB), which helps Cuban medical professionals who try
  • Ted Cruz's father equates 'liberal media' to communist propaganda ministries

    10/19/2013 11:56:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | Octobe 19, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said that the "liberal media" in the U.S. has an "evil agenda" that reminds him of the “ministry of misinformation” in communist countries like Cuba. In an interview with radio host Glenn Beck, Cruz said that the media was interested in "destroying what this country is all about.” “In your previous segment you were talking about imagining America,” Cruz said, according to a video clip obtained by BuzzFeed. “I’ll tell you what, it almost seemed like I was listening to what was happening in Cuba during Castro. The very same thing, the ministry...
  • Canadian-born Ted Cruz says “facts are clear” he’s eligible to be president

    07/21/2013 9:20:29 AM PDT · by Ira_Louvin · 753 replies
    Sen. Ted Cruz rejected questions Sunday over his eligibility to be president, saying that although he was born in Canada “the facts are clear” that he’s a U.S. citizen. “My mother was born in Wilmington, Delaware. She’s a U.S. citizen, so I’m a U.S. citizen by birth,” Cruz told ABC. “I’m not going to engage in a legal debate.” The Texas senator was born in Calgary, where his mother and father were working in the oil business. His father, Rafael Cruz, left Cuba in the 1950s to study at the University of Texas and subsequently became a naturalized citizen. President...
  • Seeing No Evil (Why the Cuban-American vote explains a lot)

    11/27/2012 7:17:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/27/2012 | Dennis Prager
    If you want to understand why President Obama was reelected despite a largely unsuccessful presidency and almost unprecedentedly high and continuous unemployment, just look at the Cuban-American vote. In fact, if you want to understand America today — specifically, why it is in decline — just look at the Cuban-American vote. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, “The president captured 48% of the Cuban-American vote in Florida — a record high for a Democrat.” Democratic presidential nominees went from 25 percent of the Cuban-American vote in 2000, to 29 percent in 2004, to 35 percent in 2008, to 48...
  • ‘Cuban Conundrum’ vexes pollsters, Obama

    10/31/2012 4:43:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 30, 2012 | Marc Caputo and Patricia Mazzei
    Call it the Cuban Conundrum—a problem for pollsters who find Florida Hispanics are far more Republican than anywhere else in the nation.It’s on full display in the latest Florida International University/Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald poll of likely Hispanic Florida voters showing President Barack Obama clings to a narrow 51-47 percent lead over Republican Mitt Romney.But nationwide,the poll shows,Obama leads by a far bigger margin among likely Hispanic voters.The difference in Florida: Cuban voters. Without them, the FIU poll shows,Obama would handily win likely Florida Hispanic voters 65-32 percent.Not only are Cubans reliable Republican voters—they’re about 70 percent of Miami-Dade’s registered...
  • The Hispanics That Democrats Love to Hate [they have not politically assimilated]

    09/10/2012 1:34:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 10, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    “My Hispanic can beat up your Hispanic!” pretty much captured the convention kick-offs. “Republicans chose Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a Cuban-American, to introduce Mitt Romney,” reported the AP. “Democrats picked Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, a Mexican American, as keynote speaker. Both are considered rising stars.” Ah! But what fun the Republicans missed. Given the era’s political correctness, politics in the U.S. get pretty boring nowadays. No present-day politician or their slick consultants could possibly publicize what’s forthcoming in this article. So please stick around, because I belong to neither profession. Most immigrants arrive in America poor (especially...
  • Five Arrested in Spain for Funding Terrorism

    10/03/2011 12:37:47 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    SNIPPET: "They are believed to have supported "terrorist groups that operate in the Algerian area of the Maghreb, specifically al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb" (AQIM), a Spanish ministry statement claimed. The group, aged 36 to 49, is also suspected of linking up with Islamist support groups in Italy, France, and Switzerland."
  • ...Mark Cuban unloads all his 150,000 Facebook shares worth $5BILLION after 'taking a beating'

    06/19/2012 5:03:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 19, 2012 | Snejana Farberov
    The owner of the Dallas Mavericks got caught up in the hype surrounding the Facebook IPO launch a month ago and snapped up 150,000 of the social media giant's shares, but the excitement was short-lived. Today, the gregarious self-made billionaire announced that he sold all of his shares after admitting that he took a hit in the market. ‘My thesis was wrong,' Cuban said in a CNBC interview. ‘I thought we’d get a quick bounce just with some excitement about the stock. I was wrong, and when you’re wrong you don’t wait, you just get out. I took a beating...
  • American Strategic Nuclear Advantage during Cuban Missile Crisis

    05/21/2012 8:52:20 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 12 replies
    Operational Strategic Nuclear Warheads: USA = 3,451 USSR = 497 Number of Operational ICBMs: USA = 203 USSR = 36 Number of Operational Strategic Bombers: USA = 1,306 USSR = 138
  • U.S. Inspectors Approve Cuban Oil Rig 70 Miles Off Florida Coast, Ros-Lehtinen Slams Obama

    01/12/2012 2:41:16 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Miami New Times ^ | Jan. 11 , 2012 | Michael Miller
    When it comes to Cuba, President Obama can do little right in the eyes of exilio politicians. When he eased travel restrictions to the island, for example, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen accused him of undermining democracy on the island. Now she's slamming Obama for his decision to order U.S. inspectors to check a deep-water oil rig that is on its way to Cuba. ... "A state sponsor of terrorism [is] poised to achieve a tremendous economic boon by entering the oil business and endangering U.S. waters to boot," she said. "It is deeply disappointing that the Obama administration appears content to...
  • Spain Arrests Cuban for Alleged Links to al-Qaida

    09/22/2011 2:05:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    (AP) via TDN.com - THE DAILY NEWS ^ | Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:14 am | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The Interior Ministry says Spanish police have arrested a Cuban man suspected of belonging to al-Qaida. A ministry statement says the man was detained Monday on the Mediterranean Island of Mallorca."
  • Cuban, breaking own record, rolls longest cigar (268 feet 4 inches - 81.8 metres in length)

    05/03/2011 10:16:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/3/11 | Rosa Tania Valdes - Reuters
    HAVANA (Reuters) – A Cuban cigar roller broke his own record on Tuesday by rolling the world's longest cigar, a monster smoke that stretched 268 feet 4 inches (81.8 metres), or most of the length of a football field. Resting on tables, it sprawled through El Morro, an old Spanish fort overlooking Havana Bay, where Cuba is holding its annual International Tourism Fair. The cigar, once it is officially accepted by Guinness World Records in London, will eclipse the previous record cigar of 148 feet 9 inches (45.38 metres), both rolled by Jose Castelar Cairo, better known as "Cueto. Cueto,...
  • Cuban communists approve economic reforms

    04/18/2011 4:40:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/18/11 | Jeff Franks - Reuters
    HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba's Communist Party approved landmark economic reforms on Monday and voted for new leaders in a key party congress to chart Cuba's future, state-run media reported. The Caribbean island's highest political body was to select new first and second secretaries, its Central Committee and powerful Political Bureau, .. results were not immediately disclosed. The reforms represent the biggest changes to Cuba's Soviet-style economy in decades and are aimed at securing the future of socialism in one of the world's last communist states. The congress' approval had been widely expected because some of the reforms are already in...
  • Cuban prisoners say they shared cells with rats

    07/15/2010 12:33:29 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 38 replies · 3+ views
    Associated Press/One News Now ^ | July 15, 2010 | CIARAN GILES
    Rats and diseases infested Cuban prison cells so badly that some inmates tried to kill themselves and other did themselves harm, according to freed political prisoners who spoke Thursday in Spain. Those who spoke were among 11 political prisoners released this week and flown to Spain to start new lives. At a press conference in Madrid, they painted a squalid picture of the prison conditions they had endured. "The hygiene and health situations in prisons throughout the island of Cuba are not terrible, they are worse than terrible," freed dissident Julio Cesar Galvez said. "We had to live with rats...
  • Cuban blog says Fidel Castro spotted in public

    07/10/2010 4:30:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/10/10 | Jeff Franks
    HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro made his first known public appearance since falling ill four years ago in a visit this week to a Havana scientific facility, a blog reported on Saturday. Photographs taken with a cell phone and posted with the pro-government blog showed a smiling Castro, 83, chatting with people said to have gathered around him as he was leaving the National Center of Scientific Investigations. ... The blogger, Rosa C. Baez, wrote that Castro was spotted making a "surprise visit" to the center on Wednesday and stopped to greet and "throw kisses" to the...
  • Ex-owners allege (NBA) Mavs on brink of insolvency in lawsuit

    05/11/2010 11:00:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies · 522+ views
    AP ^ | May 11, 2010 | Staff
    company run by former Dallas Mavericks owner Ross Perot Jr. filed suit Monday against the club and Mark Cuban's company that holds majority ownership in it, alleging that it's insolvent or verging on insolvency. In the 13-page petition filed in a state district court in Dallas, Hillwood Investment Properties III Ltd. asked that a judge place Dallas Basketball Ltd., the team's business management, in receivership and order an independent audit of its operations. Hillwood also is seeking actual and punitive damages.
  • Victoria Jackson interviews a Cuban emigre at Tax Day Tea Party in Washington, DC

    04/30/2010 6:28:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 546+ views
    you tube ^ | 4/30/10 | Pasadena Tea Party
    Victoria Jackson interviews a Cuban emigre on Tax Day, April 15th, 2010 in Washington, DC
  • Seven Cuban doctors sue Cuba and Venezuela over "modern slavery"

    02/24/2010 10:01:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 436+ views
    el universal ^ | 2/24/10 | staff
    Seven Cuban doctors and a nurse sued Cuba, Venezuela and the state-run oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa) for alleged conspiracy to force them to work in conditions of "modern slaves" in order to pay off the Cuban debt with the Venezuelan government for oil supply. The defendants "intentionally and arbitrarily" held the health staff in "debt servitude" and the staff became "economic slaves" and "political advocates," according to the complaint filed in the United States, Efe reported.
  • Lincoln Diaz-Balart won't seek reelection (Republican, Florida)

    02/11/2010 8:01:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies · 778+ views
    Politico ^ | 02/11/10 | JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) will announce his retirement this afternoon at a press conference at Florida International University, according to two Republican sources familiar with his decision.
  • Cubans Dominate Illegal Pot Growhouse Trade in Florida, Drug and Law Enforcement Officials Say

    11/01/2009 10:04:23 AM PST · by AuntB · 11 replies · 1,212+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | Oct. 30, 2009 | Sun Sentinel
    Cuban refugees are dominating arrests in Florida's indoor marijuana trade in what investigators call a nearly punishment-free crime. ....young Cubans throughout the state are turning to the lucrative business of raising ultra-potent pot worth up to $4,500 a pound, without fear of deportation or lengthy prison sentences. Probation is a common sentence for anyone convicted in state court of running a growhouse, drug agents say. And, unlike other foreign-born felons, U.S. policy prevents the deportation of Cubans. South Florida groups identified by law enforcement as Cuban Drug Trafficking Organizations control hundreds of growhouses that have sprung up from Miami to...
  • Castro: more US visitors mean more Cuban swine flu

    10/31/2009 4:59:19 PM PDT · by DaBunny · 13 replies · 944+ views
    HAVANA — Fidel Castro has found something to sneeze at in Washington's decision to ease visits by Cuban-Americans to his island: He says more Americans mean more swine flu. The 83-year-old ex-president wrote in state-controlled newspapers on Saturday that many of Cuba's early cases of the virus were visitors from the United States and he used the occasion to take a jab at the U.S. embargo. "We had the strange case where the United States on one hand authorized more trips for a large number of people carrying the virus, and on the other prohibited us from obtaining equipment and...
  • Cuban vice president Juan Almeida dies

    09/12/2009 9:38:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 901+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/12/09 | AFP
    HAVANA (AFP) – Cuban Vice President Juan Almeida Bosque, a revolutionary commander who fought alongside Fidel Castro to bring down a pro-American dictatorship, has died. He was 82. An official communique issued through state media said Almeida, the number three official in the Americas' only communist regime, died late Friday from cardiac arrest. Almeida was one of just three top Cuban leaders to hold the title of revolutionary commander. As a black man in racially diverse Cuba, Almeida was an important visual symbol of a break with the past, particularly in 1950s Cuba, when racism and discrimination were common. His...
  • End embargo before China taps oil 45 miles off U.S. coast

    07/16/2009 10:22:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies · 1,827+ views
    , The Billings Gazette ^ | July 16, 2009 | MARK J. PERRY
    The 47-year-old trade embargo against Cuba has been shaken by the revelation that drilling for oil and natural gas is about to take place less than 50 miles off the U.S. coast - in Cuban waters. No one knows for sure just how much oil lies off the northwest coast of Cuba, but the consensus is that it's sizable. The U.S. Geological Survey initially came up with an estimate in 2004 of between 5 billion barrels and 10 billion barrels. But Cuba's state oil company, Cubapetroleo, recently said the undersea geology was "very similar" to Mexico's giant Cantarell oil field...
  • Duly Noted: Whose Crisis, Whose Rescue?

    06/20/2009 9:46:52 AM PDT · by givemELL · 1 replies · 421+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | Jume 20, 2009 | George Handlery
    "6. Pyongyang has announced that it will “never” give up her nuclear weapons’ policy. You might have heard that the word “never” is never to be used in any context. Why does North Korea practice the opposite without much damage? Because we make it pay. Perhaps, as far back as 1953, the Kims had reason to discover that in their case that “never” always works. It does so because they have to do with entities whose moral relativism and crisis management technique is that everything, and really everything, is negotiable at all times. Accordingly, they never say “no, never” to...
  • Mark Cuban explains (raps) the stimulus and Bernie Madoff

    02/22/2009 9:22:04 PM PST · by malkee · 285+ views
    Blog Maverick ^ | Feb. 20 2009 | Mark Cuban
    Watch the videos at the link to comment. "Humor is everywhere if you just look. I decided to have my friends at Flinch Studios, the folks who do our in arena Mavs videos put together a timely parody of the FreeCreditReport.com commercials. Enjoy."
  • Abe Lincoln was a founder of ours; President Elect Obama, you're no Abraham Lincoln.

    11/17/2008 1:28:03 PM PST · by publius321 · 27 replies · 1,446+ views
    "I was a bit disturbed to see this guy on 60 minutes last night, once again, bringing up Abraham Lincoln in an interview. He obviously wants to establish a specious connection with the great leader as he has brought Lincoln up on many other occasions and even campaigned with a banner bearing Lincoln’s image in front of the State House where Lincoln served. What makes it so appalling is that the primary issues for which Obama stands are in direct opposition to the father of the GOP. Obama can get away with this because the majority of Americans who voted...
  • SEC Charges Mark Cuban With Insider Trading

    11/17/2008 9:07:23 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 67 replies · 2,109+ views
    WSJ ^ | today | KARA SCANNELL
    ****UPDATE**** SEC Charges Mark Cuban With Insider Trading The Securities and Exchange Commission filed insider trading charges against Mark Cuban, the outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks, for allegedly dumping shares in Mamma.com upon learning it was raising money in a private offering.... http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122693827604333637.html
  • SEC charges Mark Cuban with insider trading: WSJ

    11/17/2008 8:45:54 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 31 replies · 1,024+ views
    Market watch ^ | today | Wallace Witkowski
    SEC charges Mark Cuban with insider trading:
  • McCain Delivers Remarks in Miami Florida

    10/29/2008 3:31:37 PM PDT · by Fred · 5 replies · 400+ views
    WaPo ^ | 102908 | CQ Transcripts Wire
    MCCAIN: It's great to be back in Florida. We need to win Florida on November 4th, and with your help -- we're going to win here, and bring real change to Washington. We need a new direction, and we have to fight for it. I've been fighting for this country since I was seventeen years old, and I have the scars to prove it. If I'm elected President, I will fight to shake up Washington and take America in a new direction from my first day in office until my last. I'm not afraid of the fight, I'm ready for...
  • Russia military offers Cuba air defence aid (Cuban Missile Crisis II?)

    10/27/2008 2:56:37 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 10 replies · 553+ views
    Russia will offer to share its air defence expertise with Cuba when a military delegation visits the Caribbean island this week, Interfax news agency reported on Monday. "The Russian and Cuban military will exchange experience in organising tactical air defence and in training officers," Interfax quoted Russian Land Forces spokesman Igor Konashenkov as saying. The two sides will "discuss the prospect of training Cuban servicemen at the tactical air defence academies and training centres in Russia, using upgraded Russian-made military hardware," Interfax quoted him as saying. The delegation, led by the chief of Russia's tactical air defence headquarters, Lieutenant General...
  • Muslim workers fired from JBS Swift plant; Cubans to replace

    10/12/2008 11:38:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies · 1,325+ views
    World News Network ^ | 12 October 2008 | TRACY OVERSTREET AND HAROLD REUTTER
    About 150 Muslim workers have been fired from a Grand Island meatpacking plant in a dispute over prayer... Plant officials at the JBS Swift meatpacking plant are bringing in Cuban workers to replace them...
  • Critical Cuban elections in January

    11/20/2007 11:36:04 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 87+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/20/07 | Anita Snow - ap
    HAVANA - Cuba announced Tuesday it has set Jan. 20 for national elections that are part of the process of determining whether ailing leader Fidel Castro continues as president. The ruling, signed by interim leader Raul Castro and read on state television, set the date for elections to provincial and national assemblies — voting that is held every five years. There was no explicit mention of Fidel Castro, but the 81-year-old leader of the Cuban Revolution must be re-elected to the national parliament before he could repeat as president of the Council of State to remain in full power. Raul,...
  • 'Nothing in Movies in an Accident' (Michael Medved reviews "Redacted")

    11/19/2007 3:37:30 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 58 replies · 454+ views
    Johnny's Dollar Place ^ | 16 Nov 07 | Michael Medved
    A very insightful, and mighty smackdown, of Brian De Palma's propaganda movie "Redacted" by Michael Medved. Listed to review here. He calls the movie "The worst film I have ever seen." Medved has been reviewing movies for over 25 years, and certainly knows his subject. Brian De Palma really layed an egg with this one. He couldn't even make an effective propaganda movie.
  • Awash in a Sea of Treason and Apathy

    11/18/2007 3:35:57 PM PST · by ProudArmyRetiree · 24 replies · 130+ views
    Various | ProudArmyRetiree
    Brian DePalma, Mark Cuban, et al, have directed and produced a libelous piece of trash called "Redacted." This fictional "film" tells of the rape and murder of a young Iraqi girl by U.S. Soldiers. This filth is supposed to show the true nature of the "criminal" war in Iraq - or so the director, producer and MSM would have us believe. Tell you what DePalma and Cuban - why don't you get your pampered, elitest butts over to Iraq and see what's really happening? I've tried to write Cuban in care of the Dallas Mavericks, which he owns, but to...
  • Hannity & Colmes 10/10/07 - video inside Cuban hospital, Jesse Jackson, Sara Evans

    10/10/2007 6:15:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 854+ views
    FOX News ^ | 10/10/07
    Hannity & Colmes — 9p/12 Mid ET: Secret Footage from "Sicko" Exposed
  • Mark Cuban Declares War On The Troops (The Man Behind The De Palma Smear)

    09/02/2007 7:51:18 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 14 replies · 641+ views
    patdollard.com ^ | September 2nd, 2007 | Pat Dollard
    Billionaire Mark Cuban has decided to put all of his weight behind a campaign to smear US troops in Iraq as “monsters’. Cuban has decided that De Palma’s film “Redacted” must be seen as the cornerstone of his and De Palma’s self-declared anti-victory campaign against America and her troops fighing in Iraq. Cuban’s company Magnolia Pictures will be bringing this propganda campaign to a theater near you this winter. According to a source close to Cuban, the decision to develop, finance and distribute the film was personally made by Çuban. Cuban has a full producer credit on the film, and...
  • Castro bows out of yet another major Cuban event

    07/25/2007 3:54:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 561+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/25/07 | Marc Frank
    HAVANA (Reuters) - Convalescing Cuban leader Fidel Castro has bowed out of Thursday's Revolution Day festivities, with his stand-in and brother, Raul Castro, to speak in his place, the government said on Wednesday. "Raul will speak tomorrow" blared a red banner headline of the Communist party newspaper Granma. The news was hardly a surprise to most Cubans and foreign observers as Fidel Castro has repeatedly failed to appear in public since undergoing the first of a series of intestinal operations a year ago. "We'll be waiting for him. If Fidel can't make it, who better than Raul to be here,"...
  • Mark Cuban Applies to Buy Chicago Cubs (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/16/2007 8:19:44 AM PDT · by abb · 10 replies · 701+ views
    Yahoo Biz ^ | July 13, 2007 | Staff
    Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Submits Application to Buy Chicago Cubs CHICAGO (AP) -- Add internet billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to the list of potential Chicago Cubs buyers. "I submitted an app," Cuban said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. Interested parties must submit an application to Major League Baseball to examine the team's finances. Cuban told the Chicago Tribune he sent in the application last week, although he wasn't sure of the date. Tribune Co., which owns the team, announced in April it was selling itself for $8.2 billion to Chicago real estate mogul Sam...
  • Castro interview upcoming on Cuban TV

    06/04/2007 6:25:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 198+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/4/07 | Anita Snow - ap
    HAVANA - The latest video clip of Fidel Castro was shown Monday on state television to promote an interview of the convalescing leader to air Tuesday, his first formal interview since taking ill 10 months ago. The brief clip aired Monday showed Castro and the host of the nightly "Round Table" TV program, Randy Alonso, sitting across from each other in rattan chairs in an interview evidently conducted over the weekend around the same time Castro met the visiting Vietnamese Communist Party chief. Alonso said his interview with 80-year-old Cuban leader would be shown the following night on the same...
  • Mavs' owner Cuban says pro football demand is greater than supply (Cuban to create a new league)

    05/30/2007 8:55:44 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 42 replies · 866+ views
    ESPN ^ | May 30, 2007
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is part of a group considering formation of a football league that would compete with the NFL for players drafted lower than the second round. The league, still very much in the preliminary stage, would play its games on Friday nights. The NFL does not play then because of the potential conflict with high school football. "It's a pretty simple concept," Cuban said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. "We think there is more demand for pro football than supply." The proposal was first disclosed by The New York Times on its Web site,...
  • Ana Menendez , should give an apology

    05/19/2007 10:30:12 AM PDT · by Corazon · 2 replies · 971+ views
    After three days, The Miami Herald only published two responses, but not a single apology from Herald Staff or from the journalist Ana Menendez. Please read article below, and forget about the word Cuban, and replace it with African American after each insulting word. Dont you think that after three days, the Herald Board of Directors will publish an apology by this time??
  • Profiting from Paranoia

    04/19/2007 12:46:46 AM PDT · by Verax · 9 replies · 492+ views
    Department of Defense ^ | 03/13/1962 | DOD
    "It is possible to create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shot down a chartered civil airliner enroute from the United States to Jamaica, Guatemala, Panama or Venezuela. The destination would be chosen only to cause the flight plan route to cross Cuba. The passengers could be a group of college students off on a holiday or any grouping of persons with a common interest to support chartering a non-scheduled flight." a. An aircraft at Eglin AFB would be painted and numbered as an exact duplicate for a civil registered aircraft belonging to...
  • US coast guard in Cuba exercise

    03/08/2007 11:46:03 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 24 replies · 562+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, March 8, 2007
    The US coast guard is staging a huge exercise in Florida in preparation for a possible mass exodus from Cuba in the event of the death of Fidel Castro.More than 300 agents and 85 law enforcement agencies are taking part in the two-day Operation Vigilant Sentry. Actors are playing imaginary Cuban migrants in mock interceptions. The operation has taken on a renewed urgency since President Castro fell ill and handed temporary power to his brother Raul last July. President Castro recently spoke in a live broadcast with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez, but has not been seen in public...
  • The Immigration Minefield

    03/08/2007 9:12:33 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 1,048+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 3/8/07 | Roger Simon
    Immigration reform is a predicament wrapped in a dilemma. While it is common for issues to separate Republicans and Democrats, immigration is an issue that opens yawning divides within each group. "We are engaged in a struggle for the soul of the party," Mel Martinez, the general chairman of the Republican National Committee, told me. Martinez said Republicans must back more than border security if they are to survive politically. The party, he believes, must back legislation that will lead to the "regularization" of illegal immigrants already in this country. Alex Castellanos, media strategist for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney,...
  • Mavericks owner Cuban says not bidding on Cubs

    02/28/2007 9:01:19 PM PST · by txroadkill · 1 replies · 153+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/28/07 | Staff
    Billionaire basketball team owner Mark Cuban denied a report on Wednesday that said he plans to offer $625 million to Tribune Co. for the Chicago Cubs baseball team.
  • Mark Cuban in Megabucks Bid for Cubs

    02/28/2007 11:48:07 AM PST · by abb · 10 replies · 521+ views
    Radar Online ^ | February 28, 2007 | Jeff Bercovi
    Mark Cuban in Megabucks Bid for Cubs TEAM SPIRIT CubanBillionaire blogger Mark Cuban is more serious about buying a major league baseball team than he's been letting on. The tech entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner is set to offer $625 million to buy the Chicago Cubs from Tribune Co., according to a source familiar with the matter. "Mark is desperate to buy the Cubs," says the source. "He wants this so bad." Cuban hasn't responded to a message from Radar, but when asked about the Cubs in the past, he has admitted to being a potential buyer. "I'm always interested...
  • Cuban Colonists Traded Bootlaces For Gold

    10/09/2006 4:16:32 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 692+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 10-9-2006 | Maev Kennedy
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