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  • Ted Cruz wants to nuke the Middle East

    02/04/2016 3:07:34 AM PST · by RC one · 120 replies
    the Week ^ | December 9, 2015 | Matthew Gault
    If Donald Trump is your drunk uncle at Thanksgiving then Ted Cruz is the charming sociopath your sister brings to Christmas. During a speech at the Rising Tide Summit in Iowa, the freshman senator from Texas whipped the crowd into a frenzy by suggesting President Barack Obama wasn't doing enough to defeat radical Islam. Cruz thinks he can do better. "We will utterly destroy ISIS," he said. "We will carpet bomb them into oblivion. I don't know if sand can glow in the dark, but we're going to find out." That's right, Ted Cruz just promised to nuke the Middle...
  • Marco Rubio’s very big night in Iowa

    02/02/2016 6:55:51 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 82 replies
    Sure, his rival won the first-in-the-nation nominating contest. And he didn't even come in second place. In fact, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) came in third, exactly where we predicted he would. But it's how Rubio came in third that makes all the difference. Polling indicated Rubio would be a distant third, trailing by perhaps double digits in the socially conservative state — an afterthought behind the two candidates expected to duke it out for first: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Donald Trump.
  • Vanity: Rubio raised $14.2M in 4th Quarter; Had $10.4M Cash on Hand

    01/31/2016 6:11:28 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Influence Explorer ^ | 1/31/16 | Influence Explorer
  • The Best Pollster In Iowa Just Released Its Final Survey - How Accurate Has It Been?

    01/31/2016 12:04:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 149 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | January 30, 2016 | Harry Enten
    The final Des Moines Register poll was just released, showing Donald Trump leading the Republican field in Iowa with 28 percent, Ted Cruz with 23 percent and Marco Rubio with 15 percent. Hillary Clinton was ahead of Bernie Sanders, 45 percent to 42 percent, on the Democratic side. The political world - us included - was eagerly awaiting this survey, as Ann Selzer, who has conducted the Register's polls since the 1988 caucuses, has a very good track record. But just how predictive of the final results have Selzer's polls been? History suggests they're a good indicator of what will...
  • Thousands of Cuban Refugees Crossing the Border

    01/26/2016 5:17:23 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    KRGV ^ | 01/25/16
    At least 7,000 Cuban refugees are expected to come to the border in the next coming days. The activity at the Hidalgo International Bridge continues. For 40 years, Jose Angel Rodriguez has made his living driving a cab. He said he's seeing more Cubans crossing the port of entry. "They get here every night, in the morning, and at night they get here. They go to Laredo, too," Rodriguez said. Rodriguez remembered taking a few to a hotel or store. It gets busier each week that passes by. Down the road from the bridge were a handful of 15-passenger vans....
  • Ted Cruz left 'speechless' by Glenn Beck's endorsement in Iowa

    01/23/2016 7:03:13 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 146 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/23/2016 | Twitchy Staff
    Cruz was at a loss for words: Oliver Darcy: @oliverdarcy - @TedCruz, following @glennbeck endorsement: "It is not often that I am speechless."
  • Your Handy, Dandy Trump Vs. Cruz Comparison Chart!

    01/23/2016 8:34:22 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 128 replies
    New Zeal ^ | Janauary 22, 2016
    Presented without comment for your consideration. Simply click each policy or issue to read the back-story...
  • Ted Cruz: Are Democrats Behind Trump's Citizenship Questions?

    01/12/2016 3:03:50 PM PST · by Isara · 175 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 12, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    HUDSON, N.H. — Ted Cruz on Tuesday went further than ever in needling Donald Trump, suggesting Democrats are behind the billionaire's questions about his citizenship. Speaking with reporters after a rally here, the U.S. senator from Texas was asked what he thought of Trump citing Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe's analysis that Cruz might be ineligible to be president. Trump has pounced on Cruz's Canadian birth to cast doubt on whether he is a natural-born citizen.“I will say it is more than a little strange to see Donald relying on as authoritative a liberal, left-wing, judicial activist Harvard law professor who is a...
  • Immigrant Youth Confronts Ted Cruz, Asks If He Would Deport Her...

    01/08/2016 2:13:43 PM PST · by DaveyB · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 8, 2016 | Chris Enloe
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz did not back down from his stance on immigration Wednesday night, after being confronted by a woman who asked if he would deport her, even though it was her parents who brought her to the United States illegally. During an event in Storm Lake, Iowa, Wednesday night, Ofelia Valdez, 30, told Cruz that although she was brought to the country illegally by her parents as a teen, she was able to retain residency due to President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or "DREAM act." As a DACA holder myself, I am worried about...
  • Mark Cuban pans Clinton college plan

    08/19/2015 6:43:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 17, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban says Hillary Clinton's plan to curb growing student-loan debt will actually make attending college more expensive. [Hillarys plan] stands a better chance of increasing the amount of money students owe than decreasing it, Cuban said on his Cyber Dust app on Friday. Just as easy money led to the real estate bubble a few years ago, the easier it is to borrow money for college the easier it is for colleges to raise tuition. Tuition keeps going up because no matter how high they raise it, students can still borrow more to pay for it, Cuban...
  • Florida MUSLIM who plotted WMD beach plot had been CLEARED for Key West AIRPORT

    07/30/2015 6:30:57 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 07/30/2015 | Pamela Geller
    is only a matter a time. You have to be right 100% of the time and with Obama importing whole Muslim communities from jihad nations, it is impossible. Which is why we have seen this spike in jihad terror attacks (Chattanooga, Boston, Garland ..). The idea that you cannot profile for jihad is suicidal. It is submission to Islamic supremacism. A Florida man charged earlier this week in an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot to detonate a bomb on a crowded beach was once cleared to work at the Key West International Airport, where his job provided him direct access...
  • Mark Cuban Praises Donald Trump: The Best Thing to Happen to Politics in a Long Time

    07/28/2015 7:02:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 27,2015 | Joe Hoft
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took to his texting app Cyber Dust to talk more about his buddy Donald Trump. Recently, he called Trump a Paper Tiger whose net worth is a play number On Monday, he actually praised the Republican presidential candidate. Here is what Cuban wrote: Hey Dusters. Lets talk Donald Trump I have to honestly (say) he is probably the best thing to happen to politics in a long long time I dont care what his actual positions are I dont care if he says the wrong thing. He says whats on his mind. He gives...
  • WATCH: Liberal Host Goes Fulls Racist Interviewing Ted Cruz

    05/09/2015 8:02:38 PM PDT · by absentee · 35 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | 5/9/2015 | Stephen Crowder
    On Saturday, Faustas Blog posted an interview from Bloomberg TV that slipped under the radar in the last few weeks, wherein Mark Halperin got uncomfortably weird and painfully white while interviewing Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Here is Digitas clip of the segment. It is a comic tragedy unto itself. Fausta, in the dangerous state of outraged while Puerto Rican, had a terrific rant that ended, appropriately, with bsame el culo. Kiss my The absurdity of the situation is outweighed only by how disgusting it is.
  • 'Sharknado 3' Sets President and Vice President Roles (Exclusive)

    03/02/2015 8:22:59 PM PST · by Enterprise · 9 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 3/2/2015 | Lesley Goldberg
    Mark Cuban and Ann Coulter have joined the growing list of guest stars for the third TV movie in the phenomenon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
  • Cuban: FCC Net Regs Will Spill Over, TV As You Know It Is Over

    02/26/2015 11:01:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/26/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Dallas Mavericks owner and investor Mark Cuban predicted that proposed FCC Internet regulations will end up impacting TV and your TV as you know it is over on Thursdays Squawk Alley on CNBC. Cuban began by predicting the courts will rule the Internet for the next however many years. He then explained, lets just take it all the way through its logical conclusion. All bits are bits, all bits are equal. If all bits are equal, then lets look at what a stream bit is an example. So when Henry and I do an interview, and its streamed lived on...
  • Cuban: FCC Net Regs Will Spill Over, "TV As You Know It Is Over"

    02/26/2015 9:42:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Dallas Mavericks owner and investor Mark Cuban predicted that proposed FCC Internet regulations will end up impacting TV and your TV as you know it is over on Thursdays Squawk Alley on CNBC.
  • Mark Cuban Terrified Of What The FCC Could Do

    02/20/2015 12:50:16 AM PST · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | February 19, 2015 | James Beattie
    One of the most vocal owners in professional sports did not mince words when asked for his thoughts of the debate over net neutrality at a conference Wednesday. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to vote on the reforms later this month. That will f**k everything up, said Mark Cuban at the Code/Media conference in Laguna Niguel, Calif, Re/Code reported. Cuban is the owner of the National Basketball Associations (NBA) Dallas Mavericks and co-host of ABCs Shark Tank. Later this month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a proposal by the groups chairman, Tom Wheeler, that will...
  • Obama Warmly Legitimizes Cuban Dictatorship

    12/24/2014 4:28:54 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Cato ^ | December 24, 2014 | Nat Hentoff
    I have long been reporting on Castro-ruled Cuba and, indeed, was there not long after Fidel Castro had taken over the country. What became clear, as the number of Castros political prisoners increased, was that his revolutionary Cuba was a dictatorship, like the regime he had ousted. After I wrote that, a member of his administration rebuked me for my rank ignorance. I responded by saying that he knew that if I were a Cuban in Cuba, I would be in prison. Later, at the United Nations, I was one of a number of reporters interviewing Che Guevara, the young,...
  • Caption Obozo and his first legal Cuban cigar

    12/18/2014 3:08:13 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 28 replies
    imgur ^ | 12/18/2014 | unknown
  • Clinton Meets With Estefans After Holding Summit [Celebrity Hitlery Cult]

    12/12/2014 3:46:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 12/11/14
    ...In the midst of the summit, Clinton touched briefly on US-Cuba relations, telling CBS4s news partner the Miami Herald, he believes the embargo could be lifted if Cuba released USAID subcontractor Alan Gross, whos serving out a 15 year sentence on the island. Following the daylong meeting, Clinton and his wife Hillary were the guests of honor at a fundraiser at the Star Island home of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. President Clinton, when he left office in 2001, still thought he hadnt done enough, and thought as a private citizen he would like to do what he can, Gloria Estefan...
  • West Virginia, the nation's least Hispanic state, elects its first Latino congressman

    11/06/2014 6:45:41 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | Nov 4, 2014
    The state with the smallest share of Latinos in the nation has elected its first Latino congressional representative, Alex Mooney. Mooney, a conservative Republican, ran against Nick Casey, a former chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party. Mooney beat Casey with 46.7 to 44.2 percent of the vote, with 96 percent of precincts reporting. After his victory, Mooney tweeted: "I cannot thank you enough for this humbling opportunity to serve the people of West Virginia." Latinos make up just 1.2 percent or slightly more than 22,268 of the Eastern Panhandle state's population. Mooney, 43, ruffled feathers with his...
  • 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 creepywho knew the Tribeca Barnes & Noble was a hotbed of espionage?and comicalturns 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 LPEZ BALLESTEROS
    Over the last 12 months some 3,000 Cubans, mostly doctors, have arrived in the United States after deserting one of the Venezuelan governments 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. Ill 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 hes eligible to be president

    07/21/2013 9:20:29 AM PDT · by Ira_Louvin · 755 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 hes a U.S. citizen. My mother was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Shes a U.S. citizen, so Im a U.S. citizen by birth, Cruz told ABC. Im 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 Conundruma problem for pollsters who find Florida Hispanics are far more Republican than anywhere else in the nation.Its 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 voterstheyre about 70 percent of Miami-Dades 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 eras political correctness, politics in the U.S. get pretty boring nowadays. No present-day politician or their slick consultants could possibly publicize whats 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 wed get a quick bounce just with some excitement about the stock. I was wrong, and when youre wrong you dont 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 Petrleos 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 Lincolns 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...