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  • Altuve: From $15K bonus to Astros icon

    10/21/2019 12:47:37 PM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    MLB ^ | 10/20/2019 | Richard Justice
    Almost immediately, it was obvious to some that 16-year-old José Altuve was different. “Sometimes, you just have a feel about a guy,” Al Pedrique said. “With others, you can see it.” The year was 2007, and Pedrique was one of the Astros' main talent evaluators in Venezuela. In the years since, he has held a variety of jobs in baseball, most recently as third-base coach for the A’s the last two seasons. Altuve stood out for reasons that had nothing to do with baseball. He made sure guys got to English classes on time, led drills on the field and...
  • The United Nations’ latest sick ‘human rights’ joke

    10/20/2019 11:27:53 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 20 2019 | Post Editorial Board
    Venezuela just won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, though it transparently does not “uphold the highest standards” on rights, as members are supposed to. The nation’s rulers are destroying it. Food and medicine are scarce, vaccine-preventable diseases are spreading and maternal and infant mortality are soaring. The government routinely tortures political prisoners and, according to a July UN report, death squads break into homes, assault women and execute the men. More than 10 percent of Venezuela’s 30 million people have fled the country.
  • Venezuela wins seat on U.N. rights council despite U.S. opposition

    10/17/2019 7:47:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    reuters ^ | Oct. 17, 2019 | Michelle Nichols
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Venezuela was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday with 105 votes and a round of applause, despite fierce lobbying by the United States and rights groups, and the late entry of Costa Rica as competition.In a secret ballot by the 193-member U.N. General Assembly, Costa Rica garnered 96 votes despite only entering the race this month, when President Carlos Alvarado declared “the Venezuelan regime is not the suitable candidate.”

    10/14/2018 7:47:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/2018 | Ryan Pickrell
    Since President Donald Trump took office, his administration has secured the release of 17 prisoners foreign governments had detained. “We’ve had 17 released, and we’re very proud of that record. Very proud. And we have others coming,” Trump said Saturday evening as he welcomed home Joshua Holt, an American citizen who had been detained in Venezuela for two years without trial. Unlike his predecessor, the president has managed to bring these prisoners home without freeing terrorists or paying millions of dollars in suspected ransom payments. 1. Sabrina De Sousa: Portuguese-American Sabrina De Sousa, a former CIA agent, was arrested and...
  • Philippines’ Samantha Lo missing at Miss Grand International 2019 welcoming in Caracas, Venezuela

    10/16/2019 4:56:50 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 9 replies
    ConanDaily ^ | 10/16/19 | J. Estevez
    FROM ME: Social Media has been reporting today that Miss Philippines, Samantha Lo, is really a US Citizen and was trying to travel from France to Venezuela with a FAKE Filipino passport. ARTICLE: The 2019 Miss Grand International held its welcome ceremony and press conference with its official candidates at TELEVEN TV Station in Caracas, Venezuela on October 15, 2019. Filipino beauty pageants were worried why Samantha Ashley Lo, 26, of the Philippines was not among the candidates who participated in the event. Neither Miss Grand International nor Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Incorporated has released a statement about Lo’s absence. According...
  • Anti-Socialism Brought Ana Navarro Into The Republican Party, And Now It’s Chasing Her Out

    10/14/2019 1:12:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 10/14/2019 | Kyle Sammin
    On Friday’s episode of “The View,” Sen. Rand Paul sparred with Ana Navarro, a regular contributor to the show, about the nature of socialism in Venezuela. “You talk about Venezuela in your new book,” Navarro said, “I get a lot of political ads from the Republican Party. Donald Trump has tweeted this. Many have tweeted this. If you vote for Democrats, they will turn the United States into Venezuela. Do you think that’s a fair statement to make?”
  • Mike Bloomberg keeps talking to allies about running for president as Joe Biden struggles

    10/14/2019 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | Octoer 14,2019 | Brian Schwartz
    Mike Bloomberg has indicated to associates in recent weeks that Joe Biden’s recent struggles are making him rethink his decision to stay out of the 2020 Democratic primary, according to people familiar with the discussions. “Bloomberg is in if Biden is out,” says one source. Biden has not indicated any desire to drop out any time soon. Bloomberg could be in for a showdown with Elizabeth Warren, whether he runs or not, as he has been one of her biggest critics on the Democratic side. “I think it’s something he wants. He has not been shy about that,” one of...
  • My Socialist Hell: 20 Years of Decay in Venezuela

    10/13/2019 4:10:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Oct 2019 | CHRISTIAN K. CARUZO
    CARACAS – Venezuela, my home country, has it all: beautiful and breathtaking landscapes, abundant resources, even unique wonders of nature like the Angel Falls or the Catatumbo Lightning. Yet if you’ve heard our name in the news recently, it’s as the subject of tragedy: toilet paper shortages, desperate people scavenging through garbage to find food for their families, bread lines, a systemic failure of our public utilities, dogs flayed in broad daylight for meat, corruption, lack of proper medicine and health access, weighing stacks of cash, and so much more. It saddens me to say that it’s true, all of...
  • Russia's Prime Minister Medvedev promises to help Cuba get Oil

    10/13/2019 3:12:17 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Oct 5, 2019 | Reuters
    Russia will find ways to help Cuba secure supplies of oil and petroleum products, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview broadcast on Saturday. Havana said on Sept. 11 that it had not secured sufficient shipments of refined fuels such as gasoline and diesel for the rest of the month due to sanctions imposed by the United States in retaliation for its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. "I think we will find other ways to help Cuba get oil and petroleum products," Medvedev told Rossiya 1 TV when asked if Russian ships could escort oil tankers to...
  • Adobe shuts down Photoshop in Venezuela

    10/12/2019 3:02:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/08/19
    **SNIP** Users have until 28 October to download content, after which accounts will be deactivated, Adobe said. It is unclear whether other technology firms will follow suit. On a help page, the firm explained: "The US government issued executive order 13884, the practical effect of which is to prohibit almost all transactions and services between US companies, entities and individuals to Venezuela. To remain compliant with this order, Adobe is deactivating all accounts in Venezuela." It said it had no idea how long the sanctions would be in effect but added: "We will continue to monitor developments closely and will...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 9/27/2019 Newsdump Friday

    09/27/2019 9:20:16 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/27/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    We start with the story of the political drama in Washington. Three House committees controlled by Democrats issuing a subpoena aimed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo..... Also word coming out Friday night of the resignation of Kurt Volker, US Special Envoy for Ukraine. Volker a longtime inside the beltway figure and Executive Director of the McCain Institute..... Brexit deal talks resuming again as we go into the weekend..... The Greater London Authority referring Prime Minister Boris Johnson to police...... Police in Nigeria say they have freed more than 300 students from an Islamic school where they were being abused........
  • VANITY: Follow the Sequence of Socialism

    09/27/2019 10:02:46 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 8 replies
    Self-Published | 9/27/19 | Jonah Kyle
    Venezuela timeline 2001 Voted for Socialist president on "Income Inequality"2004 Private healthcare is completely socialized2007 All higher education becomes "free"2009 Socialist banned private ownership of guns2012 Bernie Sanders praises their "American Dream2014 Opposition Leaders are imprisoned2016 Food/ healthcare shortages become wide spread2017 Constitution and elections are suspended2019 Unarmed citizens massacred by own government United States timeline? 2021 Voted for Socialist president on "Income Inequality"2024... It took only one generation of progressive leadership to plunge Venezuela into civil war. Why should it be any different for the USA?ALWAYS follow the sequence of socialism. Always.
  • Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who

    09/25/2019 3:30:50 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | 9/25/19 | Whitehouse
    Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Threaten Venezuela’s Democratic Institutions Issued on: September 25, 2019 There remains a political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela due to the continued failure of Nicolas Maduro, Maduro regime officials, and others to support the rule of law. Given the importance to the United States of fostering the functioning of constitutional government and democratic institutions in Venezuela, I have determined that it is in the interest of the United States to take action to restrict and suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of...
  • AP interview: Colombian leader warns Venezuela

    09/21/2019 3:25:25 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 32 replies
    WRALTV-AP ^ | 9/21/19 | AP
    BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — Colombia's president is comparing Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic and says Venezuela's embattled socialist leader would be making a "stupid" mistake were he to attack. Ivan Duque made the comments in an interview Saturday with The Associated Press before traveling to New York. There, Duque is expected to condemn Maduro before the United Nations General Assembly as an abusive autocrat who is not only responsible for the country's humanitarian catastrophe but is also now a threat to regional stability for his alleged harboring of Colombian rebels.
  • Mystery 'Havana Syndrome' that left diplomats with brain damage may have been caused by neurotoxin

    09/20/2019 11:31:07 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 8 replies
    DM ^ | 9/20/2019 | By REUTERS and DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    Aggressive fumigation against mosquitoes amid a Zika outbreak in Cuba - and not 'sonic attacks' - may have caused some 40 American and Canadian diplomats and their families in Havana to suffer brain damage, a new study has revealed. The incidents took place from late 2016 into 2018, causing President Donald Trump's administration to accuse Cuba's Communist government of using some sort of secret weapon deploying sonic or microwave technology to attack foreign diplomats. However, research commissioned by the Canadian government has revealed that neurotoxins present in some pesticides and insecticides may have been responsible for blocking a key enzyme...
  • Suspected Hezbollah spy scouted targets in New York, other major cities: prosecutors

    09/19/2019 9:47:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies
    fox news ^ | 9/19/2019 | melissa leon
    A New Jersey man is accused of being a secret Hezbollah operative in the United States for more than a decade, surveilling potential attack sites in New York City, Boston and Washington, prosecutors said Thursday. Alexei Saab, 42, from Morristown, was charged under a nine-count indictment in connection with a range of alleged terror activities. They included providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization (FTO) and receiving military-style training from that group, the Justice Department said. “Even though Saab was a naturalized American citizen, his true allegiance was to Hezbollah, the terrorist organization responsible for decades of terrorist...
  • Maduro Believes Trump Hates Latin American Peoples, Especially Venezuelans

    09/19/2019 7:16:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Sputnik ^ | September 20, 2019
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro believes that US President Donald Trump hates all Latin American peoples, but especially the people of Venezuela and the country's history. "I openly say this here, on your reputable show: Donald Trump has an obsession and hatred toward Latin American peoples in general. To refugees, immigrants, but especially he hates the people of Venezuela and its history," Maduro told the former Ecuadorian President Raphael Correa on the latter's RT show. According to Maduro, Trump literally splashes out this hatred on the people of Venezuela. "I compare this with the era of Hitler, with the same vision...
  • Required Departure of Cuban Diplomats from Cuba’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations

    09/19/2019 2:34:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    The Department of State today notified the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the United States requires the imminent departure of two members of Cuba’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations for abusing their privileges of residence. This is due to their attempts to conduct influence operations against the United States. In addition to the required departures, travel within the United States by all members of Cuba’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations will now essentially be restricted to the island of Manhattan. We take any and all attempts against the National Security of the United States seriously, and will...
  • Reporter went undercover to a leftist rally & found chumps

    09/16/2019 1:16:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies ^ | By S.Noble - September 15, 2019
    Ilhan Omar praised corrupt California for moving ahead with a bill to ban private prisons. The new legislation would come into effect after the 2020 presidential election “on or after January 1, 2020” and would prohibit California’s government from “entering into or renewing a contract with a private, for-profit prison to incarcerate state inmates.” Where will they put these people? They don’t care as long as it’s not in prison. The attack on private prisons is an attack on ICE detention. This is an important step. No one should profit from putting human beings in cages — especially in a...
  • Venezuela's Chavez worked with Marxist guerrillas to inundate US with cocaine

    09/16/2019 10:05:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/16/19 | Rafael Berna
    The late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in the mid-2000s attempted to coordinate with Colombian guerrillas to flood the United States with cocaine, according to federal prosecutors' documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal. According to the documents, former Venezuelan Supreme Court Magistrate Eladio Aponte took part in a meeting where Chávez in 2005 convened his closest advisers to draw up plans to ship cocaine to the United States with the help of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). SNIP “During the meeting, Chávez urged the group, in substance and in part, to promote his policy objectives, including to combat...