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  • Julián Castro tells NBC he has 'every interest in running' for president in 2020

    02/06/2018 2:10:29 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    Express News ^ | 02/06/2018 | Kelsey Bradshaw
    Former Housing and Urban Development secretary and San Antonio mayor Julián Castro told NBC News he has "every interest in running" for president come 2020. Further fanning rumors is his planned speech at the New Hampshire Young Democrats Granite Slate Awards later this month, where he is being touted as "a national rising star of the Democratic Party." New Hampshire is the second state to vote in the presidential primaries each year, following Iowa. "Part of the process of figuring out whether I'm going to run is going to listen to folks and feel the temperature of voters," Castro said.   Since...
  • Mediaite IDs Wrong Twin Castro Brother as VP Hopeful

    07/10/2016 9:44:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 10, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Oops! Wrong Castro twin brother.  They do look alike being identical twins but they have very unidentical jobs which Mediaite should have been aware of in differentiating between Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro from HUD Secretary Julian Castro. Unfortunately, Mediaite did mix them up by identifying Joaquin, not Julian, Castro as a vice-presidential hopeful in a story this morning titled, ABC Anchor Asks VP Hopeful Castro if Hillary is ‘Sensitive Enough’ to White Trump Voters:
  • Cuba state media: Fidel Castro's son has killed himself

    02/01/2018 8:41:46 PM PST · by cba123 · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/2/2018 | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ,
    HAVANA (AP) — The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68. Official website Cubadebate said Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart had been in a "deeply depressed state." A brief note read on state television said his treatment had "required an initial hospitalization then outpatient follow-up." The oldest son of Cuba's late revolutionary leader was known for his resemblance to his father, earning him the nickname Fidelito or Little Fidel. (please see full article at link)
  • Fidel Castro's son commits suicide: Cuban state-run media

    02/01/2018 5:57:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/1/18
    The son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media reported.
  • Fidel Castro’s Son Commits Suicide

    02/01/2018 6:00:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 1, 2018
    The son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media reported. “Diaz-Balart, who had been attended by a group of doctors for several months due to a state of profound depression, committed suicide this morning
  • Castro freezes Cuban private sector, throws future in doubt

    02/01/2018 6:05:13 AM PST · by Brilliant · 14 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 1, 2018 | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
    Two years after taking office, President Raul Castro widened the niche for private enterprise in Cuba's state-dominated economy. Capitalism came pouring in. Slowly at first, then gaining speed, spare rooms for rent became rental homes, which became boutique hotels. Backyard cafes became elegant restaurants and bustling nightclubs, backed with millions in capital from the prosperous Cuban diaspora in Miami, Latin America and Spain. English tutors started citywide private after-school programs. And the booming private economy reached into the Communist-led bureaucracy - paying off inspectors, buying stolen state goods and recruiting talented employees with salaries dwarfing those in the public sector....
  • Putin's Condolences following the death of Fidel Castro in 2016

    01/28/2018 11:02:24 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 45 replies ^ | November 26, 2016 | Vladimir Putin
    “I offer my deepest condolences to you and the entire Cuban nation over the death of your brother, the leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro. The name of this remarkable statesman is rightfully viewed as a symbol of a whole era in modern history. Free and independent Cuba built by him and his fellow revolutionaries has become an influential member of the international community and serves as an inspiring example for many countries and peoples. Fidel Castro was a sincere and reliable friend of Russia. He made a tremendous personal contribution to the establishment and progress of Russian-Cuban...
  • Libertarian Jeff Flake Defends Lies of Cuban Dictator Castro—Denounces President Trump as the Liar

    01/13/2018 5:54:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | January 13, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    I do believe Cuba’s responsible. I do believe that. And it’s a very unusual attack, as you know. But I do believe Cuba is responsible.” (President Trump regarding strange attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that resulted in brain damage.)“What we’ve said to the Cubans is: small island, you’ve got a sophisticated security apparatus. You probably know who is doing it. You can stop it. It’s as simple as that.” (Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding same attacks.)Recently brain-damage was confirmed on the U.S. diplomats who served in the U.S. embassy in Cuba. So to most reasonable people, the KGB-founded...
  • Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery

    12/06/2017 8:43:24 AM PST · by bgill · 35 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 6, 2017 | Josh Lederman
    Doctors treating the U.S. embassy victims of suspected attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain hearing, vision, balance and memory damage...It’s the most specific finding to date about physical damage, showing that whatever it was that harmed the Americans, it led to perceptible changes in their brains. The finding is also one of several factors fueling growing skepticism that some kind of sonic weapon was involved. Medical testing has revealed the embassy workers developed changes to the white matter tracts that let different parts of the brain communicate, several U.S. officials said, describing...
  • Sources: NFL agrees to commit nearly $100M over seven years to social justice causes

    11/29/2017 9:47:26 PM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 154 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 30, 2017 | Jim Trotter and Jason Reid
    The NFL and a group of players reached an agreement in principle late Wednesday night to partner on a plan to address social justice issues considered important to African-American communities, ESPN has learned. The unprecedented agreement calls for the league to contribute nearly $100 million over seven years to projects dealing with criminal justice reform, law enforcement/community relations and education. During a conference call Wednesday night, Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin, who lead roughly 40 players who have negotiated with the league office about demonstrations during the national anthem, guided the group through the highlights of the package, which represents...
  • The Real John Conyers Scandal - Staying in Congress For 52 Years!

    11/29/2017 8:16:10 AM PST · by pinochet · 19 replies
    John Conyers was elected to Congress in 1964, the same year Barry Goldwater ran for President. He has served in Congress for a longer time than Fidel Castro served as leader of Cuba (49 years). When he started serving in Congress on January 3, 1965, Winston Churchill was still alive. The immediate former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, had not been born. Ronald Reagan had not began running for his first term as Governor of California. House Speaker, Paul Ryan, had not been born. Neither had Ted Cruz. Obama was not even in first grade. Donald Trump completed high school...
  • Justin Trudeau Confirms 60 ISIS Fighters welcomed back into Canada....

    11/21/2017 4:52:23 PM PST · by caww · 107 replies
    Meme Alert News ^ | Nov. 21, 2017 | Meme Alert
    After numerous queries to the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and his Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, he has finally come out and confirmed that there are at LEAST (Possibly more) than 60 former ISIS fighters who have been invited back into Canada and are under surveillance. These are FOREIGN COMBATANTS. they should not be UNDER WATCH, they should be UNDER ARREST.
  • Texas Democrat Julian Castro says 'I might' run for president

    11/20/2017 8:59:56 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 48 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 5, 2017 | Jeremy Wallace
    AUSTIN - Texas Democrat Julian Castro confirmed Sunday he is seriously considering running for president in 2020, and former state Sen. Wendy Davis left open the possibility she will take another run at the governor's seat in 2018. "I might," Castro told more than 350 people at a political conference near the University of Texas on Sunday morning. Davis' comments came at the same event.
  • A History Lesson for GQ and its 'US Citizen of the Year' Colin Kaepernick

    11/18/2017 6:36:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | November 18, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    “He knelt during the playing of our national anthem. And he did it for a clear reason, one that has been lost in the yearlong storm that followed. He did it to protest systemic oppression and, more specifically, as he said repeatedly at the time, police brutality people toward black people.” (The editors of GQ magazine, explaining why they hail Colin Kaepernick as “U.S.Citizen of the Year.”)“The only publication that speaks to all sides of the male equation, GQ is simply sharper and smarter.” (From GQ’s masthead.)In fact, the (BLACK U.S.) citizen who U.S.-based GQ hails as "U.S. Citizen of...
  • Three NFL Players Took a Knee on Veterans Day

    11/13/2017 6:41:25 AM PST · by LSUfan · 51 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 13 Nov 17 | Christopher Holton
    Three NFL players, including Eric Reid, took a knee on Veterans Day…and I have HAD IT with the NFL. The league and its players are being dishonest AND dishonorable in this case and, though this is not directly related to Jihad, I feel compelled to comment on this whole stupid saga. NFL players are trying to change the facts of their disrespect for the flag and the national anthem after the fact. Colin Kaepernick started all this and his protest was NOT misunderstood, despite what the players may say today. At the same time he was drawing attention to himself...
  • Did the Dastardly CIA Really Try Repeatedly to Assassinate Poor Innocent Little Fidel Castro?

    11/04/2017 6:08:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | November 4, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    CIA officials get paid pretty handsomely. And their job-description is pretty clear: to assess foreign threats against our national security and defend us against them.So you’d really hope the American taxpayer was getting an honest return on their “investment” and CIA officials were really  "putting on their thinking caps" and really  "burning the midnight oil" attempting to bump-off a mass-murdering Soviet satrap and terrorist who set up shop 90 miles from our shores during the height of the Cold War.HAH! Hope again. “So far as I have been able to determine,” revealed E. Howard Hunt who, during the early 1960s, served...
  • Trump admin to defend Cuba embargo at UN, reversing Obama

    10/31/2017 10:22:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2017 5:24 PM EDT | Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman
    The Trump administration will defend America’s decades-old economic embargo on Cuba in a United Nations vote this week, the State Department said Tuesday, in a reversal from the Obama administration that reflects deteriorating U.S.-Cuban relations. Every year the U.N. votes to condemn the embargo, and for years the U.S. predictably voted “no.” But last year, under President Barack Obama, the U.S. abstained for the first time, as Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro moved forward with the historic warming of relations. A “no” vote Wednesday from U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley will return the United States to a...
  • Ireland immortalizes Che Guevara on a stamp 50 years after death [barf]

    10/07/2017 10:09:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Irish Central ^ | October 07, 2017 06:08 AM | James Wilson
    The Irish post office, An Post, is to release a stamp immortalizing Che Guevara 50 years after his death at the hands of the Bolivian Army. Long ago, Irish artist Jim Fitzpartrick created the iconic image of Guevara with his trademark cap, shaggy hair and piercing gaze transposed onto a red background. Now for the first time, it has been placed on a stamp. The word ‘Éire’, the Irish word for ‘Ireland’, declares the stamp’s origins for all who care to Google it, and it costs one euro to buy. […] Earlier this year, the Irish government issued an apology...
  • Cuban doctors: We’re tired of being “slaves” for Castro’s communist regime

    09/30/2017 7:07:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 9/29/2017 | Allahpundit
    It was big news three years ago when Castro more than doubled the monthly wage for doctors with two specialties, from … $26 to $67. Alas, nurses didn’t do quite as well percentage-wise. They went from $13 per month to $25. Imagine knowing you have an expertise in a profession that would let you live comfortably, if not lavishly, even in the richest country in the world and receiving a monthly wage whose equivalent value could be paid in literal peanuts without too much logistical trouble. “When you leave Cuba for the first time, you discover many things that you...
  • No justice for family of 9-year-old girl gunned down by pro-Castro goon in 1960 ( Pancho the Hook)

    09/24/2017 2:26:59 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 3 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/24/2017
    ---SNIP--- A dozen boisterous men wearing the berets of Castro’s 26th of July Movement rumbled in at 3 p.m. and ordered takeout at a front counter. The Castro partisans soon were squabbling with five anti-Castros who happened to be seated at the counter. A prosecutor later explained that the beef was over a primal political concept: “That this country was free and Cuba was not.” This abstraction met bloody reality when the hands of several Castroistas slipped into jacket pockets and came out clutching brass knuckles.