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          Cuba supera 3 millones de turistas en 2018 pese a la caída en primer semestre      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
La Habana, 9 ago (EFE).- Cuba rebasó hoy los 3 millones de visitantes extranjeros desde principios de año pese a una caída del 6,5 por ciento en el primer semestre, atribuida principalmente a la reducción de viajes de estadounidenses por las medidas restrictivas del Gobierno de Donald Trump.
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          No legalizan el aborto en Argentina      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


El Senado de Argentina rechazó en la madrugada de este jueves un proyecto para legalizar el aborto, con 38 votos en contra de la iniciativa, 31 a favor y dos abstenciones, informó la presidenta de la Cámara, Gabriela Michetti.

La propuesta había sido aprobada en primer debate por la Cámara de Diputados, pero necesitaba la ratificación del Senado para convertirse en ley.

En una histórica sesión, el rechazo se abrió paso ante la preocupación de manifestantes abortistas, que esperaban que esa tendencia se revierta.



Los 72 senadores decidieron si apoyaban o rechazaban la iniciativa aprobada ajustadamente por la Cámara de Diputados el 14 de junio pasado, que despenalizaba y legalizaba la interrupción voluntaria del embarazo hasta la semana 14 de gestación, y que en la tierra del papa Francisco llegó al Congreso por el empuje mayoritario de agrupaciones feministas.

El debate fue seguido con expectación por miles de manifestantes a favor vestidos con prendas verdes y otros muchos en contra que lo hacen de celeste. Los ojos de la comunidad internacional también se posaron sobre Argentina.

El senador opositor Pedro Guastavino, presidente de la Comisión de Justicia del Senado, calificó la discusión de histórica y la comparó con las que derivaron en la aprobación del divorcio en los años 80 y del matrimonio igualitario hace ocho años.

Guastavino dijo que estuvo en contra de la práctica abortiva y que finalmente comprendió que “la única forma de entenderla es desde la salud pública”. Así, cuestionó los abortos clandestinos “que ponen en riesgo la vida” y señaló que los costos en el sistema de salud disminuyen con prácticas seguras.

Los votos

La presión se redoblaba a medida que trascendía que la mayoría de los senadores rechazaría el proyecto, aprobado en junio por Diputados con 129 votos a favor, 125 en contra y una abstención.

"Cuando hay una Cámara que opina de una manera y otra que piensa de otra manera, en caso de que sea rechazado, demuestra que la representación del pueblo está dividida. Eso amerita, tal vez, un sistema de decisión de democracia directa que prevé la Constitución a través de la consulta vinculante. Es posible que propongamos esto", adelantó Daniel Lipovetzky, diputado del oficialista Cambiemos y que tuvo a su cargo el debate en la cámara baja.

A favor y en contra

Los defensores de la iniciativa sostuvieron que desde 1983 murieron más de 3.000 mujeres por abortos clandestinos. En Argentina se calcula que se practican hasta 520.000 abortos anuales, según el Ministerio de Salud.

Sin embargo, Mario Fiad, presidente de la Comisión de Salud, cuestionó que el proyecto sea “violatorio de la constitución” y de tratados internacionales suscritos por Argentina.

Asimismo criticó que abra las puertas al aborto sin límites ya que lo acepta después de las 14 semanas de gestación en caso de violación o si la vida o salud de la mujer estuvieran en riesgo.

Otros contrarios a la iniciativa habían señalado al respecto que ésta recoge el concepto de salud de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, que es “amplio”, por lo que una mujer podría alegar que está deprimida para llevar a cabo la práctica.

El papa Francisco ha comparado la práctica con "lo que hacían los nazis" para cuidar la pureza de la raza, "pero con guantes blancos".

El presidente Mauricio Macri, un confeso “pro vida”, llamó a respetar las distintas opiniones. El mandatario se había comprometido a no vetar la ley en caso de que hubiese sido aprobada.

Uruguay, Guyana, Cuba y la Ciudad de México son los únicos en Latinoamérica que han legalizado el aborto. En Puerto Rico y en las Antillas y Guayana francesas también se permite atendiendo a las legislaciones de Estados Unidos y Francia, respectivamente. (I)




          Cepeda comenzará la Serie Nacional con Sancti Spíritus      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cepeda: “Comienzo a jugar la Serie Nacional con mi equipo de Sancti Spiritus. Lo del contrato se conversó conmigo y con la Federación Cubana, pero no se hizo nada oficial con la parte mexicana, me informaron que antes del seis de agosto tenía que firmar el contrato, vine de los Centroamericanos y no se me hizo ninguna notificación.”
          Cuba llega a los tres millones de visitantes internacionales pese a campañas adversas de Estados Unidos      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
El destino Cuba ha arribado este jueves 9 de agosto a la cifra de tres millones de viajeros internacionales recibidos en 2018, informó el Ministerio de Turismo en un comunicado en el que destaca que el resultado se alcanza “en medio de las campañas organizadas y dirigidas por el gobierno de Estados Unidos para desestimular el flujo de visitantes estadounidenses a nuestro país”.
          Santiago de Cuba: Modernas grúas para inversión llegan a puerto      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Walter Niuvó, inversionista por la parte cubana, al recibir los equipos a bordo del buque Baltic Winter, dijo que concluyó el dragado de la bahía hasta 13.60 metros de profundidad y se benefició el calado para el canal de acceso, dársena de maniobras y cajones de atraque.  Con ese adelanto se armarán, por especialistas, los enormes equipos.
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          Motorista Carreiteiro / Bitrem - Trigo RH - Cubatão, SP      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          «No se trata solo de qué población tenemos, sino de qué población queremos»      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Los avances y desafíos de Cuba frente al Consenso de Montevideo fueron presentados en el Informe Nacional a la Tercera Reunión de la Conferencia Regional sobre Población y Desarrollo de América Latina ... - Fuente: www.granma.cu
          A Noshahr la Repubblica Islamica conquista l'oro nell'evento "SCUBA" dei Giochi Militari, Russia e Venezuela ex-aequo seconde, Siria sul podio per il bronzo!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Nella località di Noshahr, sul Mar Caspio, si sono tenuti gli eventi subacquei dell'edizione 2018 dei "Giochi Militari".

Ad essi hanno preso parte le rappresentative di otto nazioni.

I giochi prevedevano diverse prove:

  • Percorso a Ostacoli Subaqueo
  • Saldatura Subacquea
  • Salvataggio di Natante Affondato
  • Salvataggio in Spazi Ristretti
  • Recupero di Subacquei Feriti
La Repubblica Islamica Iraniana ha avuto l'onore di salire sul gradino più alto del podio mentre Russia e Venezuela, per un incredibile parità nei punteggi, si sono divise l'argento. Ma ancora più incredibile é stato il terzo posto della Repubblica Araba Siiriana.

Si può ipotizzare che senza gli anni di lotta al terrorismo (che sicuramente hanno interferito con le attività della Marina), i suoi "uomini rana" avrebbero potuto a buon diritto disputarsi l'oro con i colleghi iraniani.

Complimenti a tutti!

          Comentario en Nueva Constitución cubana: Por una sociedad sin perdedores. Por Iroel Sánchez por juan carlos corcho vergara      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Apropósito de la ampliación de los derechos ciudadanos a que estamos convocados en la discusión de la nueva constitución, y el duro trabajo que se realiza por lograr que se comprenda la necesidad de la disciplina tributaria, y mucho mas que se espera que en algún momento los asalariados del sector presupuestado también comiencen a pagar impuestos sobre el salario. La onat o finanza tiene una fisura o grieta en sus procedimientos que a mi parecer debilita ética y moralmente el respeto al derecho del contribuyente, cuando este pudiera tener que esperar hasta dos años para recuperar las retenciones que la onat le hace mensualmente llueva truene o relampaguee ,esta situación tiene que ser revisada urgentemente, porque aparte del atropello que ocasiona al contribuyente disciplinado, es un estimulo casi legal a la indisciplina tributaria, la onat o finanza tiene como ´´derecho´´ hasta dos años para devolverte tu dinero, repito tu dinero, el del que tributa disciplinadamente en tiempo, pero tu tienes que pagar anualmente disciplinadamente en tiempo porque si no pudieras tener problemas con la justicia, y bueno, ? que pasaría si en enero o febrero del año que viene, fecha establecida para las declaraciones juradas, la onat como tiene dos años a su favor no te ha pagado el dinero que te debe del año anterior?, sencillo, como tu me vas a cobrar a mi cuando todavía tu me debes, por demás, retenciones que si yo las guardo en el banco me pudieran representar intereses que la onat no te va a pagar, eso no es ético ni moral, porque viola tus derechos y desestimula la disciplina fiscal , ninguna institución puede auto otorgarse un ´´derecho´´ en detrimento del derecho ciudadano, y mucho menos cuando de tu dinero se trate.
          Comentario en Réquiem por las industrias. Por Carlos Ávila Villamar por Livio Delgado      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Pegue mi comentario erróneamente a este que me refiero debajo de hace un mes, rectifico. ------------- Un comentario muy válido y actual el suyo, en ocasiones tengo la sensación que es quizás más entendible y apegado a la pura realidad cuando se lee al revés alguna de sus ideas, tiene mucha razón en lo que dice pero dándole la vuelta es lapidario con la realidad que se vive. Solo como ejemplo en un artículo suyo anterior “Perspectivas de la empresa privada” nos decía. “Nuestro país, visto de una manera literaturizada, tiene que gastar cualquier dinero que ingrese en sardinas, y al mismo tiempo se ve en la obligación de crear dinero falso para pagarse a sí mismo el sobreprecio del arancel, a la espera de que en algún momento ingrese la divisa que dará validez al dinero que ha creado.” Y creo que de esta forma es más real su sentencia Nuestro país, a la espera de que en algún momento ingrese la divisa que dará validez al dinero falso que se ve en la obligación de crear para pagarse a sí mismo el sobreprecio del arancel en la importación de sardinas tiene que gastar cualquier cantidad de divisas. Hoy sentencia que “Imaginemos una situación límite, de carácter fantástico, en la que la cadena siga y el dinero nunca regrese a nada producido fuera del país.” “La moneda que se quedaría con ese valor sería el peso cubano, y a la larga, entre más se desarrollara la economía local, entre más cosas pudieran ser compradas con un peso cubano, menos pesos cubanos se necesitarían para obtener un peso convertible. “Si cada uno de los dólares ingresados al país no saliera nunca en concepto de importaciones, tarde o temprano en las arcas terminaría habiendo más dólares que pesos, y comenzaría a hacer falta muchos dólares para obtener un peso. Claro, todo lo anterior es una mera abstracción, lo más importante es entender cómo funciona la balanza una vez que interviene en ella el mercado interno (también funciona al revés, supongamos un caso extremo de una economía en la que termine habiendo menos dólares y más pesos).” Yo me atrevería a recomponerlo así. Supongamos un caso extremo ( muy cerca a la realidad actual) de una economía en la que termine habiendo menos dólares y más pesos, lo más importante es entender cómo funciona la balanza una vez que interviene en ella el mercado interno, que significa que haga falta muchos pesos para obtener un dólar, porque más temprano que tarde en las arcas terminara habiendo más pesos que dólares, porque los dólares ingresados al país siempre salen del país en concepto de importaciones, por ello la moneda que se quedaría con ese valor sería el dólar, y a la larga, entre más se desarrollara la economía local, entre más cosas pudieran ser compradas con un dólar, más pesos cubanos se necesitarían para obtener un peso convertible “equivalente” al dólar pero moneda falsa al fin. En esto si lleva toda la razón como quiera que lo miremos “La razón por la que debe mirarse con cuidado una ampliación del sector privado hacia la producción no es la balanza comercial, sino la sociedad.” O asegurar que “Cuba debe transformar su economía subvencionada tarde o temprano, a fin de hacerla más rentable.” Desde hace décadas se ha llamado dejar de subvencionar a todos por igual y enfocarse en los menos favorecidos de la sociedad, lo mismo se ha dicho del sector industrial y manufacturero que se viene arrastrando colgado como lastre sin solución. Ya desgraciadamente se va viendo esta realidad por usted expuesta “la naturaleza misma del capital privado construirá con el paso de las décadas particiones definitivas en la sociedad cubana. La imposibilidad de las clases más bajas de trascender lo que la economía ha dispuesto para ellas es un problema esencial en el capitalismo, y sobre todo en los países del tercer mundo. Clases más bajas terminan engendrando generaciones con menos probabilidades de superarse a sí mismas. En el Tercer mundo, las trasnacionales se quedan con los mayores beneficios, y al sacarlos de un territorio (en lugar de reinvertirlos en el lugar y crear más empleos, lo cual sería más inteligente y a la larga hasta más rentable) terminan por condenar a sus habitantes al atraso.” Como otro intruso en este campo del saber creo usted lleva mucha razón en sus señalamientos.
          Comentario en Nueva Constitución cubana: Por una sociedad sin perdedores. Por Iroel Sánchez por Alejandro      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tal parece que en algunos foristas los escritos del compañero Luque surten los mismos efectos que el guao o la pica-pica. Estos siempre han tenido como lectura obligada los panfletos que exaltan los paradigmas del capitalismo.
          Comentario en Nueva Constitución cubana: Por una sociedad sin perdedores. Por Iroel Sánchez por Carlos Luis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hablando de sofismas recomiendo estos dos demoledores comentarios del Dr Ernesto Estévez Rams a un artículo ejemplar en el uso del sofisma publicado por la revista OnCuba https://lapupilainsomne.wordpress.com/2018/07/30/hay-quienes-recuerdan-que-en-cuba-se-ensenaba-y-ensalzaba-la-oratoria-por-ernesto-estevez-rams/ https://lapupilainsomne.wordpress.com/2018/08/04/un-sofisma-sobre-la-oratoria-en-cuba-por-ernesto-estevez-rams/ No sé si la Norma que comenta aqui es la misma que lo hace en Segunda Cita llevando allí las contribuciones del sitio del Sr Hugo Cancio pero de todos modos lo que escribe Ernesto Estévez no tiene desperdicio. Saludos a todas y todos.
          Comentario en Nueva Constitución cubana: Por una sociedad sin perdedores. Por Iroel Sánchez por Carlos Luis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
La amiga Norma habla de dogmatismo pero solo tiene ofensas en vez de argumentos que exponer. Menos mal que ella tampoco nos dirige.
          Comentario en Fidel en la informatización de la sociedad cubana. Por Omar Pérez Salomón por cubainforma      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
en italiano http://www.cubainformazione.it/?p=34489
          Comentario en Nueva Constitución cubana: Por una sociedad sin perdedores. Por Iroel Sánchez por Norma      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A mí lo que no me deja de asombrar son las perretas de los sofistas, el dogmatismo de los que no superan lo mal aprendido en los panfletos cuyos contenidos nunca fueron validados por la práctica y cómo los que no ven claro lo que está claro insisten en confundir deseos con realidades. Menos mal que no son los que nos dirigen!
          #Cuba: El debate del Proyecto de Constitución un ejercicio verdaderamente democrático      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Por: Marco Velázquez Cristo. El primer acto soberano del pueblo fue la revolución misma.  Fidel. Aún no ha llegado la fecha prevista para el inicio del proceso en el que se someterá a consulta popular del Proyecto de Constitución, y … Seguir leyendo
          #Cuba los CDR serán protagonistas del debate popular del Proyecto de Constitución      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Antes de la llegada del 13 de agosto, fecha en que el pueblo cubano iniciará el proceso de consulta popular del Proyecto de Constitución, los Comités de Defensa de la Revolución (CDR) se alistan para articular un ejercicio democrático único, … Seguir leyendo
          #Cuba en debate Constitucional #HacemosCuba      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          #Cuba ¿Qué es el Capitalismo? #FidelEntreNosotros      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Principios invariables en #Cuba      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Querido Comandante. #Cuba #FidelEntreNosotros      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Por: Adriana Roman * Cuánto te extraño!!! Aunque no siguieras al frente del país yo sabía que estabas a nuestro lado, orientando, sugiriendo, aconsejando, regalando tu sabiduría y experiencias a tu Patria y al mundo. Pero ya no estás … en … Seguir leyendo
          ¿Por qué es necesaria la #ReformaConstitucional en #Cuba?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Que es para mi el Comandante? #FidelCastro      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Por Adriana Roman* Qué es para mi el Comandante? Mil veces me he preguntado Y jamás he vacilado En responder al instante. Es la expresión más constante de firmeza, convicción, de entrega al pueblo, razón por la que ha dirigido … Seguir leyendo
          El desnudo más sexy de Suso Álvarez ('Gran Hermano 16'): deja al descubierto su 'parte bonita'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   



El catalán está de vacaciones en Cuba y las fotografías en las que posa ligero de ropa se suceden en sus redes sociales.



El desnudo más sexy de Suso Álvarez ('Gran Hermano 16'): deja al descubierto su 'parte bonita'
          Comment on BROMO!: Logan Style Fucks Jack Kross in ‘GRUNTS, Part 2’ by Cubankid      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Trailer de Slaughterhouse Rulez: Lo nuevo con Simon Pegg y Nick Frost      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Trailer de Slaughterhouse Rulez: Lo nuevo con Simon Pegg y Nick Frost
Disfruta del primer trailer de Slaughterhouse Rulez, la nueva película que reúne a Simon Pegg y Nick Frost.
          Petition against a Law that Endangers Cuban Artists      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I believe that the Cuban people’s uneasiness, disappointment and uncertainty, which you can pick up on in the street, is what contributed to a group of people (myself included) to stand up to one of these new regulations.

          Cuba’s Monetary Reform: Surgery or Sedatives?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Maintaining this current situation is very expensive, inefficiency becomes eternal, statistics are distorted, there are no incentives for foreign investment. The dilemma lies between the foolproof benefits in the medium/long term and the immediate shock to the economy once it is implemented, which might even make it collapse.

          Read E-book Lonely Planet Cuba (Travel Guide) - Lonely Planet [PDF File]       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Las pruebas del magnicidio frustrado contra Maduro      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Publicado en Razones de Cuba En transmisión conjunta por radio y teñevision, el presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, presentó las pruebas del atentado en su contra ocurrido el pasado sábado 4 de agosto mientras se celebraba el aniversario 81 de la . Según informa la cadena multinacional TeleSur, todavía hay involucrados en los hechos sin […]
          Defender la Constitución del pueblo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
 Escrito por Camila Moreno Las decisiones emanadas de la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular (ANPP) responden al contexto de la sociedad cubana contemporánea; donde buscan converger los intereses sociales con un marco legislativo moderno e inclusivo. Entre los principales ejemplos está el reconocimiento de nuevas formas de gestión económicas, las que deben convivir de manera […]
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          Cuba: Réquiem por las industrias. Por Carlos Ávila Villamar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Grammy-award winning singer Albita lights up Cuban version of Carmen      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Grammy-award winning singer Albita Rodriguez is such a celebrated interpreter of Cuban music that when a new version of the opera Carmen was produced set in revolutionary Havana a role was created especially for her.

          A Bold Foreign Policy Platform for the New Wave of Left Lawmakers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, A NEW COHORT OF PROGRESSIVES IS RUNNING FOR—AND WINNING—ELECTIONS. The stunning victory of democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic congressional primary in New York is perhaps the most well-known, but she is far from alone. Most of these candidates are young, more than usual are people of color, many are women, several are Muslims, at least one is a refugee, at least one is transgender—and all are unabashedly left. Most come to electoral politics after years of activism around issues like immigration, climate and racism. They come out of a wide range of social movements and support policy demands that reflect the principles of those movements: labor rights, immigrant and refugee rights, women’s and gender rights, equal access to housing and education, environmental justice, and opposition to police violence and racial profiling. Some, though certainly not all, identify not just with the policies of socialism but with the fundamental core values and indeed the name itself, usually in the form of democratic socialism.

Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American woman in Detroit, just won the Democratic primary for the legendary Congressman John Conyers’ seat. Four women, two of them members of Democratic Socialists of America and all four endorsed by DSA, beat their male incumbent opponents in Pennsylvania state house primaries. Tahirah Amatul-Wadud is running an insurgent campaign for Congress against a longstanding incumbent in western Massachusetts, keeping her focus on Medicare-for-All and civil rights. Minnesota State Rep. Ilhan Omar, a former Somali refugee, won endorsement from the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, and is running for Keith Ellison’s former congressional seat as an “intersectional feminist.” And there are more.

Many highlight their movement experience in their campaigns; they are champions of immigrant rights, healthcare, student debt organizing and the fight for $15. Intersectionality has grown stronger, as the extremism of Trump’s right-wing racist assault creates significant new gains in linking separate movements focused on racism, women’s rights, immigrant rights, climate, poverty, labor rights and more.

But mostly, we’re not seeing progressive and socialist candidates clearly link domestic issues with efforts to challenge war, militarism and the war economy. There are a few exceptions: Congressional candidate and Hawaii State Rep. Kaniela Ing speaks powerfully about U.S. colonialism in Hawaii, and Virginia State Rep. Lee J. Carter has spoken strongly against U.S. bombing of Syria, linking current attacks with the legacy of U.S. military interventions. There may be more. But those are exceptions; most of the new left candidates focus on crucial issues of justice at home.

A progressive foreign policy must reject U.S. military and economic domination and instead be grounded in global cooperation, human rights, respect for international law and privileging diplomacy over war.

It’s not that progressive leaders don’t care about international issues, or that our movements are divided. Despite too many common assumptions, it is not political suicide for candidates or elected officials to stake out progressive anti-war, anti-militarism positions. Quite the contrary: Those positions actually have broad support within both our movements and public opinion. It’s just that it’s hard to figure out the strategies that work to connect internationally focused issues, anti-war efforts, or challenges to militarism, with the wide array of activists working on locally grounded issues. Some of those strategies seem like they should be easy—like talking about slashing the 53 cents of every discretionary federal dollar that now goes to the military as the easiest source to fund Medicare-for-all or free college education. It should be easy, but somehow it’s not: Too often, foreign policy feels remote from the urgency of domestic issues facing such crises. When our movements do figure out those strategies, candidates can easily follow suit.

Candidates coming out of our movements into elected office will need clear positions on foreign policy. Here are several core principles that should shape those positions.

A progressive foreign policy must reject U.S. military and economic domination and instead be grounded in global cooperation, human rights, respect for international law and privileging diplomacy over war. That does not mean isolationism, but instead a strategy of diplomatic engagement rather than—not as political cover for—destructive U.S. military interventions that have so often defined the U.S. role in the world.

Looking at the political pretexts for what the U.S. empire is doing around the world today, a principled foreign policy might start by recognizing that there is no military solution to terrorism and that the global war on terror must be ended.

More broadly, the militarization of foreign policy must be reversed and diplomacy must replace military action in every venue, with professional diplomats rather than the White House’s political appointees in charge. Aspiring and elected progressive and socialist office-holders should keep in mind the distinction between the successes and failures of Obama’s foreign policy. The victories were all diplomatic: moving towards normalization with Cuba, the Paris climate accord and especially the Iran nuclear deal. Obama’s greatest failures—in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen—all occurred because the administration chose military action over robust diplomacy.

Certainly, diplomacy has been a tool in the arsenal of empires, including the United States. But when we are talking about official policies governing relations between countries, diplomacy—meaning talking, negotiating and engaging across a table—is always, always better than engaging across a battlefield.

A principled foreign policy must recognize how the war economy has distorted our society at home—and commit to reverse it. The $717 billion of the military budget is desperately needed for jobs, healthcare and education here at home—and for a diplomatic surge and humanitarian and reconstruction assistance to people of countries devastated by U.S. wars and sanctions.

A principled foreign policy must acknowledge how U.S. actions—military, economic and climate-related—have been a driving force in displacing people around the world. We therefore have an enormous moral as well as legal obligation to take the lead in providing humanitarian support and refuge for those displaced—so immigration and refugee rights are central to foreign policy.

For too long the power of the U.S. empire has dominated international relations, led to the privileging of war over diplomacy on a global scale, and created a vast—and invasive—network of 800-plus military bases around the world.

Now, overall U.S. global domination is actually shrinking, and not only because of Trump’s actions. China’s economy is rapidly catching up, and its economic clout in Africa and elsewhere eclipses that of the United States. It’s a measure of the United States’ waning power that Europe, Russia and China are resisting U.S. efforts to impose new global sanctions on Iran. But the United States is still the world’s strongest military and economic power: Its military spending vastly surpasses that of the eight next strongest countries, it is sponsoring a dangerous anti-Iran alliance between Israel and the wealthy Gulf Arab states, it remains central to NATO decision-making, and powerful forces in Washington threaten new wars in North Korea and Iran. The United States remains dangerous.

Progressives in Congress have to navigate the tricky task of rejecting American exceptionalism. That means recognizing that it is often a good thing when U.S. global military and economic efforts fail, because they are generally aimed at maintaining domination and control. Without that U.S. domination, the possibility arises of a new kind of internationalism: to prevent and solve crises that arise from current and potential wars, to promote nuclear disarmament, to come up with climate solutions and to protect refugees.

That effort is increasingly important because of the rapid rise of right-wing xenophobic authoritarians seeking and winning power. Trump is now leading and enabling an informal global grouping of such leaders, from Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to Victor Orban in Hungary and others. Progressive elected officials in the United States can pose an important challenge to that authoritarian axis by building ties with their like-minded counterparts in parliaments and governments—possibilities include Jeremy Corbyn in the United Kingdom and Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico, among others. And progressive and leftist members of Congress will need to be able to work together with social movements to build public pressure for diplomatic initiatives not grounded in the interests of U.S. empire.

In addition to these broad principles, candidates and elected officials need critical analyses of current U.S. engagement around the world, as well as nuanced prescriptions for how to de-escalate militarily, and ramp up a new commitment to serious diplomacy.

GEOPOLITICAL POWER PLAYS

RUSSIA: Relations with Russia will be a major challenge for the foreseeable future. With 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons in U.S. and Russian hands, and the two powers deploying military forces on opposite sides of active battlefronts in Syria, it is crucial that relations remain open—not least to derail potential escalations and ensure the ability to stand down from any accidental clash.

Progressives and leftists in Congress will need to promote a nuanced, careful approach to Russia policy. And they will face a daunting environment in which to do so. They will have to deal with loud cries from right-wing war-mongers, mainly Republicans, and from neo-con interventionists in both parties, demanding a one-sided anti-Russia policy focused on increased sanctions and potentially even military threats. But many moderate and liberal Democrats—and much of the media—are also joining the anti-Russia crusade. Some of those liberals and moderates have likely bought into the idea of American exceptionalism, accepting as legitimate or irrelevant the long history of U.S. election meddling around the world and viewing the Russian efforts as somehow reaching a whole different level of outrageousness. Others see the anti-Russia mobilization solely in the context of undermining Trump.

But at the same time, progressive Congress members should recognize that reports of Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 and 2018 elections cannot be dismissed out of hand. They should continue to demand that more of the evidence be made public, and condemn the Russian meddling that has occurred, even while recognizing that the most serious threats to our elections come from voter suppression campaignsat home more than from Moscow. And they have to make clear that Trump’s opponents cannot be allowed to turn the president’s infatuation with Vladimir Putin into the basis for a new Cold War, simply to oppose Trump.

CHINA: The broad frame of a progressive approach should be to end Washington’s provocative military and economic moves and encourage deeper levels of diplomatic engagement. This means replacing military threats with diplomacy in response to Chinese moves in the South China Sea, as well as significant cuts in the ramped-up military ties with U.S. allies in the region, such as Vietnam. Progressive and socialist members of Congress and other elected officials will no doubt be aware that the rise of China’s economic dominance across Africa, and its increasing influence in parts of Latin America, could endanger the independence of countries in those parts of the Global South. But they will also need to recognize that any U.S. response to what looks like Chinese exploitation must be grounded in humility, acknowledging the long history of U.S. colonial and neocolonial domination throughout those same regions. Efforts to compete with Chinese economic assistance by increasing Washington’s own humanitarian and development aid should mean directing all funds through the UN, rather than through USAID or the Pentagon. That will make U.S. assistance far less likely to be perceived as—and to be—an entry point for exploitation.

NATO: A progressive position on NATO flies straight into the face of the partisan component of the anti-Trump resistance—the idea that if Trump is for it, we should be against it. For a host of bad reasons that have to do with personal enrichment and personal power, Trump sometimes takes positions that large parts of the U.S. and global anti-war and solidarity movements have long supported. One of those is NATO. During the Cold War, NATO was the European military face of U.S.-dominated Western anti-Communism and anti-Sovietism. With the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, peace activists from around the world called for the dissolution of NATO as an anachronistic relic whose raison d’etre was now gone.

Instead, NATO used its 50th anniversary in 1999 to rebrand itself as defending a set of amorphous, ostensibly “Western” values such as democracy, rather than having any identifiable enemy—something like a military version of the EU, with the United States on board for clout. Unable to win UN Security Council support for war in Kosovo, the United States and its allies used NATO to provide so-called authorization for a major bombing campaign—in complete violation of international law—and began a rapid expansion of the NATO alliance right up to the borders of Russia. Anti-war forces across the world continued to rally around the call “No to NATO”—a call to dissolve the alliance altogether.

But when Trump, however falsely, claims to call for an end to the alliance, or shows disdain for NATO, anti-Trump politicians and media lead the way in embracing the military alliance as if it really did represent some version of human rights and international law. It doesn’t—and progressives in elected positions need to be willing to call out NATO as a militarized Cold War relic that shouldn’t be reconfigured to maintain U.S. domination in Europe or to mobilize against Russia or China or anyone else. It should be ended.

In fact, Trump’s claims to oppose NATO are belied by his actions. In his 2019 budget request he almost doubled the 2017 budget for the Pentagon’s “European Deterrence Initiative,” designed explicitly as a response to “threats from Russia.” There is a huge gap between Trump’s partisan base-pleasing condemnation of NATO and his administration&rdqou;s actual support for strengthening the military alliance. That contradiction should make it easier for progressive candidates and officeholders to move to cut NATO funding and reduce its power—not because Trump is against NATO but because the military alliance serves as a dangerous provocation toward war.

THE WAR ON TERROR

What George W. Bush first called “the global war on terror” is still raging almost 17 years later, though with different forms of killing and different casualty counts. Today’s reliance on airstrikes, drone attacks and a few thousand special forces has replaced the hundreds of thousands of U.S. and allied ground troops. And today hardly any U.S. troops are being killed, while civilian casualties are skyrocketing across the Middle East and Afghanistan. Officials from the Bush, Obama and Trump administrations have repeated the mantra that “there is no military solution” in Afghanistan, Syria, or Iraq or against terrorism, but their actions have belied those words. Progressive elected officials need to consistently remind the public and their counterparts that it is not possible to bomb terrorism out of existence. Bombs don’t hit “terrorism”; they hit cities, houses, wedding parties. And on those rare occasions when they hit the people actually named on the White House&rdqou;s unaccountable kill list, or “terrorist” list, the impact often creates more terrorists.

The overall progressive policy on this question means campaigning for diplomatic solutions and strategies instead of military ones. That also means joining the ongoing congressional efforts led by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and others  to challenge the continued reliance on the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

In general, privileging diplomatic over war strategies starts with withdrawing troops and halting the arms sales that flood the region with deadly weapons. Those weapons too often end up in the hands of killers on all sides, from bands of unaccountable militants to brutally repressive governments, with civilians paying the price. Congress members should demand an end of massive arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other U.S. allies carrying out brutal wars across the Middle East, and they should call for an end to the practice of arming non-state proxies who kill even more people. They should call for a U.S. arms embargo on Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, Jordan and Israel (which presents a whole other set of arms-related challenges), while urging Russia to stop its arms sales to Syria, Iran and Pakistan. Given the power of the arms industries in the United States, arms embargoes are the most difficult—but perhaps the most important—part of ending the expanding Middle East wars.

Progressives in Congress should demand real support for UN-sponsored and other international peace initiatives, staffing whole new diplomatic approaches whose goal is political solutions rather than military victories—and taking funds out of military budgets to cover the costs. The goal should be to end these endless wars—not try to “win&rdqou; them.

ISRAEL-PALESTINE: The most important thing for candidates to know is that there has been a massive shift in public opinion in recent years. It is no longer political suicide to criticize Israel. Yes, AIPAC and the rest of the right-wing Jewish, pro-Israel lobbies remain influential and have a lot of money to throw around. (The Christian Zionist lobbies are powerful too, but there is less political difficulty for progressives to challenge them.) But there are massive shifts underway in U.S. Jewish publicopinion on the conflict, and the lobbies cannot credibly claim to speak for the Jewish community as a whole.

Outside the Jewish community, the shift is even more dramatic, and has become far more partisan: Uncritical support for Israel is now overwhelmingly a Republican position. Among Democrats, particularly young Democrats, support for Israel has fallen dramatically; among Republicans, support for Israel’s far-right government is sky-high. The shift is particularly noticeable among Democrats of color, where recognition of the parallels between Israeli oppression of Palestinians and the legacies of Jim Crow segregation in the United States and apartheid in South Africa is rising rapidly.

U.S. policy, unfortunately, has not kept up with that changing discourse. But modest gains are evident even there. When nearly 60 members of the House and Senate openly skipped Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech when he came to lobby Congress to vote against President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, the sky didn’t fall. The snub to the Israeli prime minister was unprecedented, but no one lost their seat because of it. Rep. Betty McCollum’s bill to protect Palestinian children from Israel’s vicious military juvenile detention system (the only one in the world) now has 29 co-sponsors, and the sky still isn’t falling. Members of Congress are responding more frequently to Israeli assaults on Gaza and the killing of protesters, often because of powerful movements among their constituents. When Trump moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, the Israeli daily Ha’aretz acknowledged the divide: “While members of the Republican Party overwhelmingly expressed support for the move, Democrats were split between those who congratulated Trump for it and those who called it a dangerous and irresponsible action.”

That creates space for candidates and newly elected officials to respond to the growing portion of their constituencies that supports Palestinian rights. Over time, they must establish a rights-based policy. That means acknowledging that the quarter-century-long U.S.-orchestrated “peace process” based on the never-serious pursuit of a solution, has failed. Instead, left and progressive political leaders can advocate for a policy that turns over real control of diplomacy to the UN, ends support for Israeli apartheid and occupation, and instead supports a policy based on international law, human rights and equality for all, without privileging Jews or discriminating against non-Jews.

To progress from cautiously urging that Israel abide by international law, to issuing a full-scale call to end or at least reduce the $3.8 billion per year that Congress sends straight to the Israeli military, might take some time. In the meantime, progressive candidates must prioritize powerful statements condemning the massacre of unarmed protesters in Gaza and massive Israeli settlement expansion, demands for real accountability for Israeli violations of human rights and international law (including reducing U.S. support in response), and calls for an end to the longstanding U.S. protection that keeps Israel from being held accountable in the UN.

The right consistently accuses supporters of Palestinian rights of holding Israel to a double standard. Progressives in Congress should turn that claim around on them and insist that U.S. policy towards Israel—Washington’s closest ally in the region and the recipient of billions of dollars in military aid every year—hold Israel to exactly the same standards that we want the United States to apply to every other country: human rights, adherence to international law and equality for all.

Many supporters of the new crop of progressive candidates, and many activists in the movements they come out of, are supporters of the increasingly powerful, Palestinian-led BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement, that aims to bring non-violent economic pressure to bear on Israel until it ends its violations of international law. This movement deserves credit for helping to mainstream key demands—to end the siege of Gaza and the killing of protesters, to support investigations of Israeli violations by the International Criminal Court, to oppose Israel’s new “nation-state’ law—that should all be on lawmakers’ immediate agenda.

AFGHANISTAN: More than 100,000 Afghans and 2,000 U.S. troops have been killed in a U.S. war that has raged for almost 17 years. Not-Yet-President Trump called for withdrawal from Afghanistan, but within just a few months after taking office he agreed instead to send additional troops, even though earlier deployments of more than 100,000 U.S. troops (and thousands more coalition soldiers) could not win a military victory over the Taliban. Corruption in the U.S.-backed and -funded Afghan government remains sky-high, and in just the past three years, the Pentagon has lost track of how $3.1 billion of its Afghanistan funds were spent. About 15,000 US troops are still deployed, with no hope of a military victory for the United States.

Progressive members of Congress should demand a safe withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, acting on the long-held recognition that military force simply won’t work to bring about the political solution all sides claim to want.

Several pending bills also would reclaim the centrality of Congress’ role in authorizing war in general and in Afghanistan in particular—including ending the 2001 AUMF. Funding for humanitarian aid, refugee support, and in the future compensation and reparations for the massive destruction the U.S.-led war has wrought across the country, should all be on Congress’ agenda, understanding that such funding will almost certainly fail while U.S. troops are deployed.

IRAN: With U.S. and Iranian military forces facing each other in Syria, the potential for an unintentional escalation is sky-high. Even a truly accidental clash between a few Iranian and U.S. troops, or an Iranian anti-aircraft system mistakenly locking on to a U.S. warplane plane even if it didn’t fire, could have catastrophic consequences without immediate military-to-military and quick political echelon discussions to defuse the crisis. And with tensions very high, those ties are not routinely available. Relations became very dangerous when Trump withdrew the United States from the multi-lateral nuclear deal in May. (At that time, a strong majority of people in the United States favored the deal, and less than one in three wanted to pull out of it.)

The United States continues to escalate threats against Iran. It is sponsoring a growing regional anti-Iran alliance, with Israel and Saudi Arabia now publicly allied and pushing strongly for military action. And Trump has surrounded himself with war-mongers for his top advisers, including John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, who have both supported regime change in Iran and urged military rather than diplomatic approaches to Iran.

Given all that, what progressive elected officials need to do is to keep fighting for diplomacy over war. That means challenging U.S. support for the anti-Iran alliance and opposing sanctions on Iran. It means developing direct ties with parliamentarians from the European and other signatories to the Iran nuclear deal, with the aim of collective opposition to new sanctions, re-legitimizing the nuclear deal in Washington and reestablishing diplomacy as the basis for U.S. relations with Iran.

It should also mean developing a congressional response to the weakening of international anti-nuclear norms caused by the pull-out from the Iran deal. That means not just supporting the nonproliferation goals of the Iran nuclear deal, but moving further towards real disarmament and ultimately the abolition of nuclear weapons. Progressives in and outside of Congress should make clear that nuclear nonproliferation (meaning no one else gets to have nukes) can’t work in the long run without nuclear disarmament (meaning that the existing nuclear weapons states have to give them up). That could start with a demand for full U.S. compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which calls for negotiations leading to “nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament.”

SYRIA: Progressive candidates and elected officials should support policies designed to end, not “win” the war. That means withdrawing troops, ceasing airstrikes and drone attacks, and calling for an arms embargo on all sides of the multiple proxy war. The civil war component of the multiple wars in Syria is winding down as the regime consolidates its control, but the sectarian, regional and global components of that war have not disappeared, so continuing a call for an arms embargo is still important. The first step is to permanently end the Pentagon’s and the CIA’s “arm and train” policies that have prolonged the war and empowered some of its most dangerous actors.

There will also need to be negotiations between the regional and global actors that have been waging their own wars in Syria, wars that have little to do with Syria itself, but with Syrians doing the bulk of the dying. That means support for the UN’s and other internationally-sponsored de-escalation efforts, and serious engagement with Russia towards a permanent ceasefire, as well as the arms embargo. U.S. policy should include absolute prohibitions on Washington’s regional allies—including Saudi Arabia and Turkey—sending U.S.-provided arms into Syria. And progressive supporters of diplomacy should also maintain pressure on the United States to back multi-lateral diplomatic processes organized by the UN and others—on humanitarian issues in Geneva, and political issues in Astana. Cutting the United States’ multi-billion dollar arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, Turkey and other U.S. allies involved in the Syrian wars would also lend legitimacy to U.S. efforts within those diplomatic processes to press Russia to stop providing arms to the Assad regime.

IRAQ: Congress has largely abrogated its responsibilities even as the 15-year war initiated by the United States continues. Progressive policymakers would do well to join the existing efforts to end—not replace, but cancel—the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force against Saddam Hussein's government in Iraq, and reopen congressional debate, with the goal of ending funding for war in Iraq once and for all. When President Obama withdrew the last troops from Iraq at the end of 2011, stating that “war in Iraq ends this month,” many assumed that the authorization ended as well. But it was never officially repealed and had no expiration date, and three years later Obama claimed that the then-12-year-old authorization justified the war against ISIS in Iraq. While Trump has relied primarily on the 2001 AUMF, the Iraq-specific authorization of 2002 remains in place and should be withdrawn. 

In the meantime, progressives in Congress should support many of the same policies for Iraq as for Syria: withdraw the troops and special forces, stop the assassination program that is the heart of Washington’s “counter-terrorism” campaign and cease sending arms. Congress should end funding to force the closure of the network of small “forward operating bases” and other U.S. military bases that may remain in U.S. hands in Iraq despite earlier agreements to turn them over to the Iraqi government. The U.S. must figure out new ways to provide financial compensation and support to the people whose country and society has been shredded by more than a dozen years of crippling U.S.-led economic sanctions bookended by two devastating wars (Desert Storm, starting in 1991, and the Iraq War, starting in 2003)—while somehow avoiding the further empowerment of corrupt and sectarian political and military leaders.

YEMEN AND SAUDI ARABIA: The ongoing Saudi-led war against Yemen reflects the most deadly front of Saudi Arabia’s competition with Iran for regional hegemony. The United States is providing indirect and direct support, including U.S. Air Force pilots providing in-air refueling so Saudi and UAE warplanes can bomb Yemen more efficiently, and Green Berets fighting alongside Saudi troops on the border, in what the New York Times called “a continuing escalation of America’s secret wars.”

The U.S.-backed Saudi war against Yemen has also created what the UN has declared the world’s most serious humanitarian crisis. Congress’ first action must be to immediately end all U.S. involvement in the war. Next, Congress must reject all approvals for arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE as long as they continue to bomb and blockade Yemen.

Ending these arms sales may be a serious challenge, given the power of the arms manufacturers’ lobby, Israel’s strong support of Saudi Arabia against Iran and the fact that Saudi Arabia remains the top U.S. arms customer. But recent efforts and relatively close votes in both the House and Senate, while not successful, indicate that challenging the longstanding process of providing the Saudis with whatever weapons they want may be closer to reality than anticipated. The House called the U.S. military involvement in the Saudi war in Yemen “unauthorized.” Reps. Ro Khanna, Marc Pocan and others have introduced numerous House bills in recent months aimed at reducing U.S. arms sales and involvement in the Saudi-led assault. In the Senate, a March resolution to end U.S. military involvement in the Yemen war failed by only 11 votes, a much narrower margin than anticipated. Progressive candidates and new members of Congress should support all those efforts, and move further with a call for ending the longstanding U.S. alliance with Saudi Arabia, especially military sales and support for the Saudi-Israeli partnership against Iran.

A QUICK GLANCE AT SOME OTHER POLICY QUESTIONS

NORTH KOREA: Progressive elected officials will need to support Trump’s diplomatic initiatives, challenging mainstream Democrats willing to abandon diplomacy because Trump supports it (however tactically or temporarily). Progressives will also need to condemn U.S. military provocations that undermine that same diplomacy, and build public and congressional support for the inter-Korean diplomatic moves already underway. That should include pushing for exemptions in the U.S.-imposed sanctions that would allow inter-Korean economic and other initiatives to go forward. Progressives in Congress can also play a major role in supporting people-to-people diplomacy with North Korea, and they can lead the way in replacing the current armistice with a peace treaty finally ending the Korean War.

AFRICA: Across the continent, there is an urgent need to reverse the militarization of foreign policy, including reducing the size, breadth of responsibilities and theater of operations of AFRICOM.  The wide-ranging but unauthorized and largely secretive special operations and other military actions across the continent violate not only international law, but U.S. domestic law as well.

LATIN AMERICA: In Latin America, there is an urgent need for a new anti-interventionist policy, not least to stop the current attempts to take advantage of serious domestic crises in Venezuela, Nicaragua and elsewhere. Progressives will need to challenge the U.S. economic and foreign policies that create refugees from Central America in particular (including the consequences of the U.S. wars of the 1980s), even while fighting to protect those migrants seeking safety in the United States as a result of those earlier policies. Regarding Mexico, Congress needs to fight for a U.S. position in trade negotiations that is not based on economic nationalism, but rather on making sure that Mexican workers and U.S. workers are both equally lifted up. Left policymakers will also have the chance to play a leading role in forging a new relationship with Mexico’s just-elected progressive President Lopez-Obrador. 

All of the areas where U.S. wars are or were underway, as well as places where U.S. economic and climate policies have helped create crises threatening people’s lives, also become areas from which migrants are forced to flee their homes. U.S. policymakers must acknowledge that U.S. policies are direct causes of the refugee crises that exist in and around the war zones and climate crisis zones of the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere—and that the refugees seeking asylum in Europe, and the far fewer trying to come to the United States, are a consequence of those policies. So progressive candidates and policymakers should support massive expansion of funding for these victims of war, including humanitarian support in their home regions and acceptance of far greater numbers of refugees into the United States. They must directly challenge the xenophobic policies of the Trump administration that include the Muslim Ban, the separation of children from their families at the border and the vast reduction in refugees accepted into this country. In Congress, that might include introducing bills to cut funding for ICE or eliminate the institution altogether.

Finally, progressive candidates and elected officials will need to continue to craft policy proposals that recognize what happens when the U.S. wars come home. This requires more voices in Congress challenging the military budget because it’s used to kill people abroad and because the money is needed for jobs, health care and education at home. It means challenging Islamophobia rising across the United States because of how it threatens Muslims in the United States and because it is used to build support for wars against predominantly Muslim countries. It means exposing—on the floor of the House and beyond—the fact that the Muslim bans targeted primarily countries the United States was bombing, sanctioning or stationing soldiers in. And it means being clear that protecting refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants has to include ending the wars that create refugees in the first place.

Certainly, we shouldn’t expect every progressive or even every socialist running for national office to become an instant expert on every complicated piece of U.S. foreign policy. And for those running for state and local office, there may seem to be even less urgency. But we’ve seen how the Poor People’s Campaign, with its inclusion of militarism and the war economy as one of its four central targets (along with racism, poverty and environmental destruction), has demonstrated to all of our movements the importance of—and a model for—including an anti-war focus within multi-issue state and local mobilizations. The Movement for Black Lives has created one of the strongest internationalist and anti-war platforms we’ve seen in years—including calls for cutting the military budget, supporting Palestinian rights, stopping the Global War on Terror and the so-called War on Drugs, ending the militarized U.S. interventions across Africa, and linking U.S. military and economic policies with the rise in Haitian and other—predominantly Black—immigration.

Immigrant rights activists are linking movements for sanctuary (and against ICE) with opposition to the wars that create refugees. Campaignsare underway to reject the training of U.S. police by Israeli police and military forces. Battles are being waged to get local law enforcement agencies to refuse Pentagon offers of weapons and equipment left over from U.S. wars in Afghanistan and elsewhere. These campaigns all play out at the local and state level.

So especially for those running for Congress, but really for all candidates at every political level and venue in this country, there is a clear need for a strong, principled position on at least a few key foreign policy issues. And the key to making that happen still lies with our movements.


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JULY

With the political world holding its breath in anticipation, Hope n' Change finally endorses a Presidential candidate...


While lacking the enthusiasm evinced by many Trump supporters, Hope n' Change opines that "Donald Trump is potentially a yuuuuge disrupter at a time when our political system needs huge disruption. Our nation would be far more likely to survive his possible policy failures than even a single term of Hillary Clinton's toxic policy successes."

This belief is immediately confirmed when yet another federal agency is revealed to have been corrupted by proximity to the Clinton Machine...


After laundry-listing the many, many ways that Hillary had lied, evaded, and thoroughly compromised national security with her secret email server, FBI Director James Comey decides that no charges should be pressed because:

A) He is apparently a complete political whore
B) His family was being held at gunpoint
C) He believes that women (bless their hearts) are just too darn stupid to understand computers, national security, and laws
D) Hillary made a pact with Satan which involves fellating lepers in Hell for all eternity
E) All of the above. Which, frankly, we're pretty sure is the right answer.

Energized by this undeserved "Get Out of Jail Free" card, Hillary immediately seizes on new ways to make voters hate her...


Following a black sniper's assassination of five Dallas police officers who were providing security for a "Black Lives Matter" protest, Hillary bravely declares that the actual problem is that white people need to do a better job of listening and, bizarrely, that Wall Street needs greater transparency. Based on her strong statement, an increasing number of voters begin to suspect she's using narcotics.

Meanwhile,  GOP heads explode when Senator Ted Cruz appears at the Republican National Convention and speaks passionately about the need to defend freedom and the Constitution, but fails to endorse Trump by name for reasons no one can explain...


But July isn't done with us yet. Following a series of scandals revealing sabotage against the Bernie Sanders campaign, the DNC meets to celebrate democracy by anointing a candidate selected by unelected "superdelegates"...


AUGUST

With the wind at her back, which is helpful in keeping her upright, Hillary starts fleshing out what revolutionary policies she hopes to bring to the presidency other than the ability to pee while sitting down...

But concerns grow about the candidate's health as she is increasingly seen struggling with simple tasks like speaking without coughing up a lung, getting both eyes to point in the same direction, or telling the truth...


But undaunted and pumped full of amphetamines and opioids,  Hillary throws herself into intense preparation for the upcoming Presidential debates...


And speaking of sex escapades (which is pretty much synonymous with speaking about the Clintons) another one rears its...uh...head when Anthony Weiner, the oft-disgraced husband of Hillary's right hand woman Huma Abedin, is discovered to be emailing bonergrams to an under-aged girl...


Saying "enough is enough," Huma gives up on Weiner (not that there's anything wrong with that) and prepares to face new challenges in...

SEPTEMBER

When asked to answer yet more questions about her totally illegal scheme to evade the Freedom of Information Act and, as an unexpected bonus, give away all of our nation's secrets, Hillary is struck - apparently forcefully - with a brilliant idea...


Yes, the woman who wants to be President of the United States claims to have such substantial brain damage that she can't remember anything which happened while she was engaged in criminal activity.  Which is to say her entire adult life.

Shortly thereafter, Clinton speaks to an adoring throng of hired enthusiasts at an LGBT fundraiser and makes a statement which convinces even hardened skeptics that she has gangrenous grey matter...


"To be grossly generalistic," she grossly cackled, "you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic— you name it!"

Surprisingly, at least to Democrats, it turns out that many Americans don't appreciate being mocked, disparaged, and slandered by corrupt elites. Which is why it's (ahem) fortunate for Clinton that the public is soon distracted by a terrorist bomb blast...


29 people are hurt (and thankfully none killed) when a bomb is detonated in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York. Chelsea Clinton swears "it's just a coincidence" and "I'm working on an alibi."

Hoping to get her media narrative back on track, Hillary Clinton puts avuncular socialist Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail to say that he no longer despises everything Hillary stands for, and that he's come to the life-changing (and possibly life-saving) realization that she is the most honest, refreshing, and ethical politician ever born...


In fairness to Bernie, maybe he was just trying on his "shameless whore" costume to make ready for...

OCTOBER

Suddenly, the campaign is rocked by a series of well-coordinated (if loosely fact-checked) attacks on Donald Trump's finances...


The NY Times goes "front page crazy" with a story screaming that over the past few years, Donald Trump may have paid all the federal income tax he legally owed - which possibly, and only possibly, equaled "none." Not only is "Man Pays Correct Amount of Taxes" not a scandal, it's not even interesting.

What is interesting is that the story was written based on illegally obtained information which was leaked to the public. Democratic spokespeople offer high praise for the publication of illegally leaked documents, then report a weird feeling "like a crow just stepped on my grave."


In a shocking revelation that even offends serial rapist Bill Clinton, an old audiotape reveals that Donald Trump once used the word "pussy" in a conversation which did not involve cats. Even worse, a (very small) parade of women come forward, dabbing tears, to share tortured memories of being "kissed without permission" by Donald Trump, who used only Tic Tacs for breath control.

Unfortunately for Hillary, none of this is as interesting as Wikileaks' release of thousands of documents detailing the corruption of the Clinton Foundation, Hillary's "pay for play" use of the State Department to solicit bribes, and the overall sleaziness of everyone in the Democratic party.

Suddenly finding illegally obtained information which was leaked to the public abhorrent, the media and the White House blame Russian hackers because it sounds better than "our own idiocy." Joe Biden warns of draconian counter measures...


In the midst of all this, early voting begins, with record numbers of voters flooding to the polls to decide which of the two least popular candidates in American history will win...


But wait! With Halloween in the air, James Comey doesn't need to dress up as a ghost to scare the sheet out of Hillary - he simply reopens her "thing that wouldn't die" email espionage case only days before the election.

Hilariously, it turns out that in the course of investigating Anthony Weiner's underage sexting activities, the FBI has discovered thousands of Hillary's State Department emails on his personal laptop...as well as on his laptop computer.


And so the stage is set for...

NOVEMBER

Following a hostage video in which James Comey, bruised and bound, says that nothing suspicious other than Top Secret documents was found on Weiner's "spank bank" computer, Election Day arrives at last.

Left-leaning media political pundits sport Cheshire Cat grins, and Hillary Clinton's team pops champagne corks as the poll results start to come in.

Soon after which the grins fade, the champagne goes flat, and (according to trustworthy sources on the Left) Armageddon arrives...


Trump wins to the shock and disbelieving horror of liberals everywhere...


Apparently unaware of how the American voting system works, those on the Left are further devastated by the realization that while Hillary won the popular vote, it's only the critical electoral college vote that decides the Presidency...


While many anti-Americans take the news of Trump's victory badly,  perhaps the most convincing display of grief comes from Fidel Castro who actually goes to the trouble of dropping dead...


Which at long last brings us to...

DECEMBER

In the weeks following the election, it becomes clear that American voters were sick of being denigrated, disrespected, and lied to by their own government. Tired of seeing their health insurance costs skyrocket while their benefits plummeted. And unwilling to accept a stagnant economy which seemingly offered jobs only to hedge fund managers and fry cooks.

Granted, not everyone saw the election results in the same way...


When his analysis is roundly laughed at, Barack Obama goes back to his default position of claiming that the election was somehow "hacked" by evil Russians who, inexplicably, liked the idea of Donald Trump having a nuclear arsenal.

The soon-to-be ex-president declares the alleged hacking to be a grave and immediate existential threat to our nation, then takes swift action by boarding Air Force One for another extended, multi-million dollar vacation in Hawaii...


Back on the mainland, the electoral college finally meets to officially cast their votes. And once again, a dazed and broken Hillary has to settle for second place...


With only days left in the year, Americans finally breathe a sigh of relief - confident that they can enjoy the holidays without any vacationing presidents suddenly launching a vicious sneak attack on one of our closest allies. They are, of course, wrong...


With assistance (and likely direction) from the Obama administration, the U.N. passes a resolution condemning Israel, eroding that nation's legitimacy and chances for eventual peace.  It is a transparently petty and vindictive act from a petty and vindictive president bent on burning the world down if he can't be in charge.

In the final days of his wretched administration, he also admits floods of refugees and illegals into the country, grants early release to a record number of felons, and puts thousands of new regulations in place to hamper the American economy under Donald Trump.

Which is why the stroke of midnight on December 31st has never been sweeter...


Happy New Year from Stilton Jarlsberg and Hope n' Change Cartoons...which, after 8 long years, finally has actual hope for change.



          2016 - The Year in Rebuke (Part One)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

If we had to sum up 2016 in a single word, it would be...unprintable. Seriously, we'd be working hard to come up with the vilest, most appalling, utterly disgusting and likely illegal word in our rich, albeit genuinely filthy vocabulary - and even then we'd fail to do justice to this rotten collection of months.

Fortunately, we don't have to sum things up in a single word. We have this entire page to work with, so let's dive straight into...

JANUARY


The year hits the ground running (like an abscessed boil) when the Post Office releases a "Forever" stamp commemorating the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha, which honors the willingness of Ibrahim to slit his son's throat after being "triple dog dared" by Allah. As part of the festival, modern Muslims are still expected to sacrifice their best farm animal...assuming they have the financial ability to first buy it an orange jumpsuit and get it to pose for a Youtube video.

And speaking of people associated with Youtube videos, Hillary Clinton stays busy denying that she  ever had classified documents on her private email server. An assertion which, like everything else Hillary has ever said, turns out to be wildly untrue.


Of course, not all newsworthy events were domestic. Or even comprehensible...


John "You Rang?" Kerry comes out with the least encouraging pronouncement imaginable about the throat-cutting, suicide-bombing, allegedly non-Islamic murderers of ISIS, ISIL, Daesh, or whatever the hell other name the administration thinks likely to be unrecognized by Democratic voters.

Specifically, Kerry further downgrades our nation's goal from "destroying, degrading, or disrupting" the maniacal killers to merely "denting" them. His goal apparently being to make Hillary look like only the second worst Secretary of State ever, just in time for...

FEBRUARY


Early in the Democratic debate process, Martin O'Malley shocks everyone by announcing that he'd dropped out of the race - which was the first time anyone knew he'd been in the race.

Following Hillary Clinton's discovery in Iowa that she is less popular among young females than a yeast infection, Hillary asks herself what vivacious, high-powered celebrity superstar could help her reel in youthful female votes in New Hampsire, and she comes up with...


Oddly, threats of eternal damnation don't save Hillary from a landslide loss to Bernie Sanders, causing Hillary to break out the really big gun...


But just as things get really bleak for Hillary, the entire political landscape is changed by an unexpected death...


Beloved conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suddenly dies in bed with a pillow on his head. A local judge pronounces the death due to natural causes without seeing the body or ordering an autopsy, because Obamacare doesn't cover those things.

In the following days, Obama decides to skip Scalia's funeral owing to an absolutely unavoidable scheduling conflict involving a critical tee time...


The country will not see such a blatantly petty snub again until, well, a few days later in...

MARCH


"If I didn't attend a funeral for a sitting Supreme Court Justice," the president may well have said, "I sure as hell won't be wasting my time going to one for some first lady. There's nothing less important than a first lady!"

In his place, the president appropriately sends...the first lady.

And speaking of skipping commitments, seemingly unstoppable primary candidate Donald Trump has a few clearly expressed ideas on the subject...


But of course, there's more than just an election going on. Barack Obama is still holding the reins and shaping critical foreign policy. Which is how we ended up with...


In his never-ending quest to build a legacy, the president tries to normalize relations with the oppressive communist dictatorship of Cuba in hopes of increasing the number of investment opportunities for his wealthy donors, and decreasing the number of Cuban immigrants whose children might grow up to become conservative GOP presidential candidates.

But only days later, the world is again shocked by a brutal act of terrorism - this time in a Brussels airport. Despite his busy travel schedule, Obama immediately swings into action...


Rather than doing diddly-squat about the carnage in Brussels, Obama attends a baseball game with new BFF Raul Castro, then jets off to Argentina where he performes a pelvis-grinding tango at a state dinner to prove his masculinity to ISIS.

Which brings us to...

APRIL


To help shore up support from women who just can't seem to understand the whole complicated "birds & bees" thing, Hillary declares that "unborn persons" have no rights - making it perfectly acceptable to take viable children in the final days (or hours) of gestation and turn them into chop suey. An observation that Bernie Sanders quickly echoes, while admitting that it's put him off Chinese take-out for awhile.

But life and death issues soon take a backseat to a far more important crisis in America...

Springsteen and other (ahem) "artists" boycott North Carolina following passage of a law which segregates bathroom privileges based exclusively on an individual's God-given plumbing rather than their current (and sometimes whimsically flexible) gender self-identification.  This kicks off a firestorm of controversy around the country as liberals try to force businesses to create new bathrooms for each of the 51 sexual genders (no, really) recognized by Facebook, or at least let anyone who enjoys peeing in front of kids do so to fight discrimination.

The country becomes so embroiled in the issue that it becomes necessary for Barack Obama to remind the nation who truly suffers from discrimination in our wretched country...

The tone deaf president assembles a group of allegedly popular rappers (including Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, J. Cole, Wale, DJ Khaled, and others we couldn't possibly pick out of a police line-up) to help with his "Brother's Keeper" initiative which is designed to encourage young black men to avoid incarceration for undocumented acts of wealth redistribution.

Unfortunately, during the president's remarks, rapper Rick Ross's court-ordered ankle bracelet goes off. It turns out that the man selected by Mr. Obama to serve as an exemplary racial role model is required to wear the device until his trial date for aggravated assault and battery, pistol-whipping, and kidnapping.

Were the other dignitaries at the summit nonplussed? Based on their actual pictures below, we're guessing not...


Meanwhile, as the primaries wear on, people finally start realizing that Trump might actually become the GOP nominee...


By the way, in case you don't know, the cartoon above is a tribute to "Forbidden Planet," which is the best sci-fi movie ever made. If you've never seen it, get your hands on it and watch it NOW while the rest of us move on to...

MAY


By a significant margin, Hoosiers go to the polls to declare that they find Trump to be the candidate who is outstanding in the field. And trust us, Indiana folk (like us!) love jokes about fields. But feeling distinctly un-loved, Cruz says "enough" and drops out of the race, practically guaranteeing Trump's nomination.

Assuming, of course, that he doesn't fall prey to the latest death-dealing malady inflaming the media...


In response to the dread threat hypothetically presented by mosquito-borne Zika virus, Barack Obama requests $2 billion to prevent the blood-sucking parasites coming across our southern border from wreaking destruction. The $2 billion will be used to put the young mosquitoes in good schools, settle their families in middle class neighborhoods, and give the grown mosquitoes some walking around money until they can find permanent blood-sucking jobs in government.

That is, unless someone intends to drastically reduce the number of blood-sucking jobs in government...


Donald Trump "seals the deal" when his delegate count pushes over the magic number of 1,237 with multiple states left to go to further pad his margin of victory.  The people have spoken - and they're using very short (frequently 4-letter) words as they storm into...

JUNE

Because Donald Trump's blunt candor is generating so many news stories, Barack Obama jumps back into the erudition spotlight with a devastatingly brutal dissection of contemporaneous political rhetoric and offers wise analytical advice...


Of course, there's no "okey-doke" going on in the Democratic primaries. Everything is honest, legit, and above board...


Bernie Sanders grows peevish when the Associated Press declares Hillary to be the overall winner of Democratic primaries which haven't happened yet. It's almost like a conspiracy of some sort is working against him - but that's crazy, right?

Then without warning...


Terror returns to the United States in the form of an ISIS-inspired lunatic who kills and wounds over 100 people at a Gay nightclub in Orlando, before being sent straight to Hell by a policeman's bullet.

Authorities struggle to discern the killer's motives, having nothing to go on other than his actual 911 phone call in which he swears allegiance to ISIS, and shouts"Allahu Akbar" during his death-dealing spree.

Such a vile act is obviously unacceptable to the Obama administration, and they move quickly to let future terrorists know what they'll be up against...


Frankly, all of these events are getting so overwhelming that Hope n' Change needs a little time off - so we play hooky for a week, confident that it will be a slow period for news.

We are, of course, dead wrong...


(END OF PART ONE - JOIN US WEDNESDAY TO WRAP UP THE YEAR!)


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Published in: Cruise News

Seabourn Sojourn

Seabourn has received approval to begin sailing to Cuba from Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, starting with a 12-day cruise aboard Seabourn Sojourn departing Miami on November 4, 2019.

Seabourn becomes Carnival Corporation's third cruise brand currently approved to sail to Cuba, according to a statement. 

Guests can choose from four separate itineraries with five different departure dates to start.

The addition of Seabourn’s sailings will help meet the growing demand for luxury travel experiences to Cuba, Seabourn said. 

The 11-, 12-, and 14-day sailings will visit five ports in Cuba, calling at three or four on each itinerary.

“For many luxury travelers, they aim to find new places to explore and discover meaningful new cultural opportunities, and Cuba is one of the most sought-after emerging destinations for many of our guests,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. “We are excited to finally be able to include Cuba in our itineraries, and our guests and travel partners have been anxiously awaiting an ultra-luxury travel experience with a wider selection of destinations in this relatively undiscovered Caribbean treasure. These Cuba itineraries are fresh and sure to satisfy the curiosity of anyone who has considered visiting.”

Specific port details of the Cuba itineraries include:

November 4, 2019, 12-day roundtrip from Miami, includes stops in Havana, Cuba (overnight); Antilla (Nipe Bay), Cuba; Santiago de Cuba (overnight); Port Antonio, Jamaica; West End, Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands; and Cienfuegos, Cuba (overnight).

November 16 & 28, 2019, 12-day Miami to Miami, includes stops in Cienfuegos, Cuba (overnight); West End, Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands; Port Antonio, Jamaica; Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (overnight); Antilla (Nipe Bay), Cuba, and Havana, Cuba (overnight).

December 10, 2019, 11-day Miami to San Juan, Puerto Rico, includes stops in Havana (La Habana), Cuba (overnight); Punta Frances, Isla de la Juventud, Cuba; Cienfuegos, Cuba; West End, Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands; Port Antonio, Jamaica; Santiago de Cuba (overnight); and Isla Catalina, Dominican Republic.

December 21, 2019, 14-day San Juan, Puerto Rico to Miami, includes stops at Gustavia, St. Barthelemy; St. John’s, Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda; Carambola Beach, St. Kitts & Nevis; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Port Antonio, Jamaica; Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (overnight); Antilla (Nipe Bay), Cuba; and Havana, Cuba (overnight).


          IPSC session 2      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Session 2: IP History and Theory,

Stephanie Bair, IP Inequality
Artists and innovators are not equally distributed. Rich people are more likely to acquire IP rights than poor people; whites than minorities in the US; males than females.  Theoretical lens: income inequality. Children from high-income families are 10x more likely to apply for a patent than children from low income families, even controlling for educational achievement. Only 18% of inventors were women. Brauneis/Oliar on ©.  Income inequality has similar race/gender aspects, and both IP and income inequality contribute to concentration of wealth in the hands of a few. Some people think income inequality is good b/c it encourages risk-taking.  Is the same true of IP inequality?  No, it doesn’t hold water b/c IP is already structured as an optional incentive system. If you want financial and status benefits, you can create something; what’s not required to serve this incentive function is relativity or inequality in the system itself—having more IP than others is not what’s driving the system.

IP isn’t a perfect proxy for innovation, so there could be IP-related reasons for disproportionate participation in the formal IP system. Financial, cultural, value-based reasons. Or they could be disproportionately innovating in areas of IP that aren’t protectable, like social innovation. They could be denied IP rights at higher rates due to explicit/implicit bias, and there’s some empirical evidence of this in patent. Stereotypical male conception of innovation.  There is also a true innovation gap—people from certain groups are innovating at suboptimal levels.

Role of exposure to other inventors/innovators—exposure to such a mentor increases likelihood that person from underrepresented group becomes an inventor.

Psychology literature: Circumstances of poverty bias decisionmaking away from types of thought processes that lead to creative breakthroughs.  Effects of past chronic stress on explorative v. exploitative thinking—when people experience the world as harsh and unfair, people stick to what they know rather than exploring new options. Problematic from creativity perspective. Also, dichotomy b/t habit based and goal based decisionmaking. Chronic sleep deprivation, linked to poverty and racial subordination, contributes to habit based decisionmaking, which also hinders creativity. Even if IP system is fair and open, hard to respond to its incentives.

[Woolf’s A Room of Her Own.  Time and leisure and space, mental and otherwise, are in short supply when people are overburdened with care work/survival work.]

Jeremy Sheff: Effects of poverty on lived experience of individual poor people: if I don’t make a living, I won’t eat and my kids won’t eat.  Don’t need psychology to explain the absence of the capital/time required for innovation.

A: this is additional to the explanations like that one.  Chetty study specifically found financial barriers to entry weren’t as important as one might have hypothesized in that if those barriers were absent but there wasn’t a mentor, it didn’t matter as much.  [People from poorer backgrounds who can make high incomes often feel pressure to do so to support others/justify the sacrifices made to get them there; perhaps a mentor can direct that in the direction of innovation.]

Sean Pager: note that new innovation/creation from underrepresented groups may fill gaps that need filling, rather than more of the same.  Role of incubators set up by interest groups etc.?

Copyright, Andrew Gilden, Copyright’s Market Gibberish

Cases like Nunez and Bond v. Blum reject privacy as something w/in scope of market analysis. Other cases where Ps resist sale for any reason, like Salinger, reason that though Ps don’t want to sell these rights now, they might in the future, so there’s market harm; or they’ve sold similar photos/rights in the past and so have market-based rights now. Cases about political opponents: P isn’t allowed to say there’s market for headshots used by opponent, but Don Henley is allowed to presume a market for political licensing of his songs. Weirdly large body of caselaw about religious disputes: Lerma/Scientology.  Worldwide Church of God: P able to stop splinter group from using founder’s highly racist views—no financial interest in the work or interest in selling it, but court hypothesizes there’s still economic value to defeat fair use.

Does not want to require actual/foreseeable harm to P’s market interests. Not possible to rigorously separate market and emotional reasons. There are distributive problems w/ economic only view—advantages those with track record of success in the market, like Salinger. [Though that doesn’t have to be the case if you use traditional, reasonable or likely to be developed as a standard.] Slicing apart economics and emotions have a disproportionate impact on women, minorities, and the poor, whose injuries are less likely to be valued highly (or at all) in monetary terms.  “Coddling artistic vanity” is a gendered concept w/no place in the © system. Author’s right to change “his” mind and eventually sell a sex tape; courts use “his” and not “her” in this framing.  Courts should instead openly and explicitly discuss the interests that they are actually weighing.  Basis in the statutory text: effect on the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work, stated in the disjunctive.  Video Pipeline: © isn’t just about monetary compensation.  We have developed a good taxonomy of defendants who should be allowed to copy and not a good taxonomy of plaintiffs who should be able to assert nonmonetary interests.

Likely pushback: expand © in problematic ways.  He thinks it will help reign in abuses and censorship. We can distinguish between privacy and autonomy and online business reviews or efforts to suppress political opponents.  In cases where courts do openly discuss privacy/religious interests, they do so to deny claims, so expansion of © comes from opacity.  If courts can be open and explicit about noneconomic interests, so can parties, which means that remedies can be tailored to those interests.

Annemarie Bridy: Longstand policy choice not to have moral rights in ©.  Your argument seems to be that courts are backdooring this through market harm, so let’s just embrace it. Normatively I would be inclined to hold the line and criticize the cases. © is looking for public benefits and that generally happens through markets/dissemination, so we should keep that.

A: don’t take a strong stance on what the balance should be, saying that the cases are wrongly framed as market interests v free speech rather than surfacing the conflict. [Shouldn’t the criticism then be that the cases making up fake market interests shouldn’t do that?] He doesn’t think there should be a cause of action for mutilation/distortion, but actual copying cases should consider the motivation behind the invocation of ©. There’s no way to distinguish economic/emotional motivations.

Bridy: but isn’t that what the fair use factors are for, testing for the right motivation in asserting a 106 claim?  If you aren’t experiencing harm under 107, you shouldn’t win.

A: but you can’t actually police that because of the market language that non-market Ps are able to use.  We can’t draw those lines.

Q: Why not tell these Ps that they should bring privacy claims if they have privacy interests, not © claims?

A: then we have to ask why they don’t—it’s b/c of weaknesses in those cases. [But why does that mean it should matter to the fair use analysis?]  Selective access to privacy protection through © is the worst of all worlds.

[Yeah, I have the likely pushback. Allowing “value” to mean “nonmonetary value” creates what I call the “Centerfold” problem: I may feel bad that you made a critical, fair use, and the work may now feel contaminated to me, but I don’t believe that the law should weigh that against fair use.]

Dustin Marlan, Unmasking the Right of Publicity
Protecting the internal dimensions of the person is generally considered the role of privacy, not publicity rights. Jerome Frank’s conception was very influential.  Now a hydra-like right, merchandising, endorsement, and “impressment.” Similar to intrusion upon seclusion, false light, etc. in terms of privacy categorization, but what caused this bifurcation between economic interests and personhood/privacy interests? What is the persona—“mask”—for publicity rights? Might be based on Franks’ own conception of a self split into the private true self and the public false self which is constructed and commodified.  Haelan was the first recognition legally of the persona as an assignable, alienable right independent of the right of privacy.  Frank had been psychoanalyzed and recommended it to his colleagues; wrote about psychological concepts of the law in which judges were father-substitutes making the pretense that law was clear and precise.  He was a fact-skeptic, believing that uncertainty in judicial process resulted not just from uncertainty in law but uncertainty in judge’s perception of facts—law varies w/judge’s personality.

Consider other concepts of the self that better integrate privacy and publicity: Julie Cohen’s postliberal approach to the problem of selfhood is relevant to both: subjectivity emerges gradually, shaped but not determined by surroundings, situated within relationships, practices and beliefs. Celebrity as a mask that eats into the face (hey, I wrote a thing about that)—may be impossible to distinguish them in the way the law now presumes.

Shyam Balganesh: wonders whether other stuff in Frank’s life was more important than his earlier book—Frank himself was very clear about his academic persona versus his judicial persona.

Copyright, Christopher Yoo, Are Ideas Independent from Expression: Implications of Linguistics and Cognitive Science for Copyright

Sapir-Whorf: language structures our worlds, determines our actions, constrains our thoughts. Steven Pinker believes that we think in mentalese: we have a concept of blue that is independent of the word for blue.  Even though Korean treats blue and green the same, Pinker thinks there’s something innate, as does Noam Chomsky who posits a universal grammar and that language/acquisition can be studied out of context.  “Colorless green ideas sleep furiously” is grammatically correct even though it is meaningless—there’s an inherent structure.  Another version of language is agglutinative, with verb at end and particles changing the meaning, like Finnish, Hungarian, Korean, Japanese—another major form that just happens to manifest in different parts of the world b/c there are a limited number of ways to structure language.  Now: renaissance of interest in Sapir-Whorf—studies of directional languages/thinking.  Huge controversy about which way causality runs.  Inuits have multiple words for snow, but the number is in dispute and they need them. 

Implications for ©: Paramount v. Axanar—unauthorized Star Trek prequel; Paramount asserts © in Klingon as a language.  Natural languages aren’t copyrightable, but what about constructed languages that originated from a creative work but are now spoken by people? Axanar case says it’s a jury question. Sapir says language is an agreement b/t people to communicate on certain terms. Doesn’t have to be formal agreement, but genericide is an example: by practice we use thermos to mean a thing.  Tolkien’s estate asserts © in Elvish but doesn’t assert rights in noncommercial uses.  See also Esperanto, Loglan, Na’avi, Dothraki.  Loglan is a constructed language to test the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, to see if they thought differently when using it; creator asserted © to stop others from using, which seems self-contradictory.

Wikipedia and Aboriginal languages: Tasmanian palawa kani is an attempt to synthesize fragments of 12 extinct indiginous languages and promote its use. Wants to set rules on who can use it, claiming under UN Declaration of Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples, not copyright. Raises how shared language can define a community. Wikipedia rejected request for removal.

Oracle v. Google: can’t © overall computer language, but a specific computer program can be. Where is API in that scheme?  Fed. Cir. reversed two jury verdicts saying it was ok. This is about levels of generality/taxonomies.  Reminiscent of Nichols v. Universal Pictures; EU came out the other way.

Other implications: right to speak a particular language; importance of gendered speech.

Pam Samuelson: how would you rule on computer languages developed in order to become “lingua” of that community versus things that are more artistic such as Klingon? What tool do you use? She thinks of language as system with structure & component elements.

A: the way statute is drafted excludes all that. We have a generality problem. He would draw the line at functionality. Similar to transformative use—now w/database cases it’s about making creative works more useful rather than more/differently creative.  Tolkien’s Elvish: Kind of like laches—once you let it loose in the world, other people should be able to use.

Justin Hughes: Malaysian/Ba’ahasa was a pidgin/trading language for coastal peoples, built into a language—this seems like a functional purpose.

Betsy Rosenblatt: you talk about genericide; we don’t protect systems b/c we think they’re functional. To the extent that it’s a communication tool, it’s functional even if it is expressive in the origin. So wouldn’t draw a line b/t Klingon and Java b/c they are both building blocks.

A: Coders say code is beautiful but most of them don’t do that in their daily work.  Klingon was designed by linguists.


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875 alumnos viajarán al extranjero


Teotihuacán en Línea. Toluca. Funcionarios de la Secretaría de Educación del Estado de México informaron que, como parte del programa de Desarrollo Social Familias Fuertes con Beca de Excelencia, vertiente Becarios de Excelencia, que ofrece el Gobierno del Estado de México, 875 estudiantes mexiquenses de educación superior viajarán al extranjero, de forma gradual, con el propósito de enriquecer su formación profesional mediante la adquisición de nuevos conocimientos e intercambio de experiencias internacionales en alguna de las 32 universidades de veinte países que forman parte de este programa académico.
El programa de Becarios y Becarias de Excelencia está dirigido a estudiantes universitarios que tengan un promedio general acumulado desde el inicio de su formación profesional, de 9.0 (nueve punto cero) para carreras de Ingeniería, Ciencias (Química, Física y Matemáticas), y Ciencias de la Salud, y de 9.5 (nueve punto cinco) para las demás carreras, incluyendo las Ingenierías con perfil económico administrativo.

Los estudiantes que cumplan los requisitos para la obtención de esta beca, podrán viajar, así como Elisa, a uno de los veinte países que forman parte de este programa para este 2018: España, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Perú, Cuba, Corea del Sur, China, Austria, Alemania, Bélgica, Italia, Malasia, Canadá, Rusia, Inglaterra, Irlanda, Brasil y Estados Unidos

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A key figure of the artifacts is Sox great Minnie Minoso, the first black Cuban in the major leagues
          Let's use Vault - Part 1: Deploying Vault      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Why are we doing this?

The reason for this post’s existence is to encourage more teams to make the effort to move their credentials, certificates and other relevant files - think bbl up to a proper secret store.

Most of us are guilty of taking the easy way out by checking in all our secrets and certs into a private git repo . And although we install tools like the cred-alert-cli git hook to keep us in check, let us face the reality of our frequent usage of the --no-verify flag.

Eventually our hasty human nature coupled with --no-verify will lead us to expensing the costly mistake of leaking credentials into a repo that is public or may become public in the future - OSS for the win!.







We need to take the stance of not storing any credentials in git.







This post is one of a multi-part post that will be published to help us deploy, configure and use Vault as part of our workday lives and CI systems. This will NOT be a post to debate the pros and cons of other tools like credhub or lpass and how those tools can be used to mitigate this problem.

Agenda

Create bucket and artifacts

  1. Log into your GCP account.
  2. Create a service account and restrict its access to the storage.objectAdmin role.
    • We are going to store the service account key in k8s as a secret. Vault will use this key to CRUD secrets into the object store bucket.
  3. Create a bucket in GCS.
    • In this example, we just named it myteam-vault-bucket
  4. Genereate TLS certs for the ingress service so we can expose it via https.
    • Our team decided to generate certs from SSL For Free which leverages Let’s Encrypt for generating the certs.
    • Follow the instructions to generate the cert for the appropriate domain and add the TXT record in Route 53.
    • In this example, the URL the cert was generated for was https://vault.myteam.ci.cf-app.com

Configure the helm chart values.

There are comments in the config to explain the what and why of the properties.

# We create an Ingress service to expose vault and restrict it to https
# connections.
service:
  type: NodePort
ingress:
  enabled: true
  hosts:
  - vault.myteam.ci.cf-app.com
  annotations:
    kubernetes.io/ingress.allow-http: false
  tls:
  - hosts:
    - vault.myteam.ci.cf-app.com
    # The LetsEncrypt signed certs are stored as a k8s secret as well.
    secretName: vault-tls
vault:
  # By default the Vault Helm Chart will install in dev mode. Make sure to
  # turn this `dev` mode off!!
  dev: false
  customSecrets:
  # This secret will be uploaded into k8s as part of the Installation.
  - secretName: vault-gcs-service-account
    mountPath: /vault/sa
  config:
    api_addr: "https://vault.myteam.ci.cf-app.com"
    storage:
      gcs:
        bucket: myteam-vault-bucket
        ha_enabled: \"true\"
        credentials_file: /vault/sa/key.json

Helm Install

export NAMESPACE_NAME="myteam-vault"
kubectl create namespace "$NAMESPACE_NAME"

kubectl create secret generic vault-gcs-service-account \
    --from-file=key.json="/tmp/sa.json" \
    --namespace "$NAMESPACE_NAME"

kubectl create secret tls vault-tls \
    --cert "/tmp/vault-tls.crt" \
    --key "/tmp/vault-tls.key" \
    --namespace "$NAMESPACE_NAME"

helm repo add incubator \
    http://storage.googleapis.com/kubernetes-charts-incubator

helm install incubator/vault \
    --name vault \
    --values "/tmp/helm-config-values.yml" \
    --namespace "$NAMESPACE_NAME"

Other Manual Steps Required

After vault is deployed we need to manually edit the ingress service. See the github issue below descrbing the reason for this change.

This will show you the ingress service.

kuebctl get ingresses --namespace $NAMESPACE_NAME

By default the name of the ingress will be <ReleaseName>-<ChartName> which in this case will be vault-vault. If you’d like to override it, specify the property nameOverride in the helm config.

Edit the ingress service and remove path: /

kubectl edit ingresses vault-vault --namespace $NAMESPACE_NAME

More Info:

  • nameOverride: If you’d like to override the ingress service name.
  • Github Issue: the reason we have to remove path: /

Tada!!

You may now target your vault using the vault CLI

export VAULT_ADDR=https://vault.myteam.ci.cf-app.com
vault status

Understandably this is a bit of a 🐔 and 🥚 problem where we need some secrets to stand up our secret store. We’ve decided to store these secrets in LastPass.

Cleanup

  • Make sure to destroy sensitive information like the service account key and certs from your local machine.

Next…

Let’s configure vault for your team


          Organizaciones sociales denuncian la detención de un militante      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Fue en una recorrida por hipermercados, donde la agrupación CUBA – MTR buscaba respuestas a petitorios entregados anteriormente con los que piden comida y trabajo.

La entrada Organizaciones sociales denuncian la detención de un militante aparece primero en QUÉ DIGITAL.


          Lil Yachty’s Fave Clothing Line Nautica Teams W/ New Era For First-Ever Collabo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty‘s favorite clothing line – Nautica – is doing big things these days. The well-renowned fashion brand has teamed up with everyone’s fave go-to hat apparel giant New Era. This week, New Era officially announced a limited collection inspired by Nautica’s classic Hydro Race, Scuba, and Color Block jackets set to hit […]

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          Dotan a 'Carmen' de sabor cubano      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
'Carmen', reconocida ópera de Georges Bizet, llega a Londres en una adaptación cubana llena de danzones, guajiras, mambo y chachachá.
          Arts And Education Council Announces Affiliation With Education Plus      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Arts and Education Council (A&E), in partnership with EducationPlus, has announced an affiliation with the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association (SLSMEA). A&E assumes administrative management of the association, which manages the honors bands and music festival competitions in St. Louis County school districts and some school districts in St. Charles County. The partnership took effect July 1.

"The Arts and Education Council is pleased to announce this partnership with EducationPlus and St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association. Together, we are committed to offering exciting and meaningful performance and learning opportunities for young musicians," said Cynthia A. Prost, A&E president and CEO.

Retired music educators and clinicians run the honors bands and music festival competitions for middle and high-school students each year. Registration for 2018-2019 band, orchestra and choir honor groups opens in mid-September at slsmea.com.

The following school districts participate in the SLSMEA:

  • Affton School District
  • Bayless School District
  • Brentwood School District
  • Clayton School District
  • Ferguson-Florissant School District
  • Hancock Place School District
  • Hazelwood School District
  • Kirkwood School District
  • Jennings School District
  • Ladue School District
  • Lindbergh School District
  • Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District
  • Mehlville School District
  • Normandy School District
  • Orchard Farm School District
  • Parkway School District
  • Pattonville School District
  • Ritenour School District
  • Riverview Gardens School District
  • Rockwood School District
  • St. Charles School District
  • University City School District
  • Valley Park School District
  • Webster Groves School District
  • Wentzville School District

The Ripple Effect of the Arts. - The Arts and Education Council (A&E) builds appreciation, participation and support for the arts and arts education throughout the St. Louis community, shaping a more vibrant arts community for all. A&E spreads the ripple effect of the arts across the 16-county, bi-state region by supporting nearly 100 arts organizations through multi-faceted programs, including: Operating and Project Grants; Arts Education Grants for Teachers; Arts Incubation at the Centene Center for the Arts; a Catalyst Innovation Lab; the Katherine Dunham Fellowship; a stARTup Competition for Arts Entrepreneurs; stARTup-StL Crowdfunding Platform; Arts Leadership Management Academy (ALMA); Executive Directors Roundtable; Arts Marketers Professional Development; the Annual St. Louis Arts Awards; and Young Friends of the Arts.

Since its inception in 1963 as the region's only privately-supported united arts fund, the Arts and Education Council has raised and distributed more than $100 million in private funding for the arts - a significant contribution that directly impacts the quality of life in our region. A&E meets all 20 Better Business Bureau Charity Standards and has earned the Wise Giving Seal of Approval, a three-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Guidestar Exchange Silver Participant rating.

How to find us - Website: KeepArtHappening.org Phone: 314.289.4000. Facebook: ArtsandEducation Twitter: @ArtEdSTL YouTube: ArtsandEducSTL Instagram: Arts_Education_Council

About the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association - The St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association is the professional organization for music educators for member school districts of EducationPlus. SLSMEA is affiliated with EducationPlus and MENC: The National Association for Music Education.

SLSMEA sponsors numerous festivals throughout the year which include Large Ensemble Music Festival for Band, Orchestra, and Choir; Solo and Ensemble Music Festival for Band, Orchestra, and Choir; and Honor Group Ensembles for Band, Orchestra, and Choir for high school, middle school, and elementary students.


          Ángel Guerra Cabrera / II y último: Cuba debate nueva constitución       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Los cubanos residentes en el exterior están convocados a participar en el debate del proyecto de Constitución de la República de Cuba, aproximadamente un millón 400 mil isleños, la mayoría en Estados Unidos. Cuando entregué la primera parte de esta serie no disponía de información precisa sobre esta importante cuestión. Cuba inició hace cuatro décadas un dialogo con su comunidad en el exterior, que ha continuado por diversas vías, pero este es un paso inédito y muy sustantivo.
          E830: Jeff Clavier of Uncork Capital shares seed funding strategies: understanding VC, prepping the pitch, setting valuations, targeting investors, avoiding traps & more @ LAUNCH Incubator      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          E827: News Roundtable! Lon Harris & Sarah Cooper: Mystery sonic attacks in Cuba & China, SF’s belligerent police-calling scooters, social media data detox attempts, Trumps twitter blocks, Oculus Go steps it up, Elon takes on fake news      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          E825: David Bennahum, Founder of the Ready creative building platform (@getreadyio) shares how to extend your runway and be frugal to give your startup the greatest chance of success @ LAUNCH Incubator      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          E816: Mike Ghaffary of Social Capital shares strategies for getting the edge with “Productivity for Your Startup: An Action Plan” @ LAUNCH Incubator      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          E807: Intercom co-founder Des Traynor explains exactly how to “Build the Right Thing” and scale strategically with principles, values, and mission @ LAUNCH Incubator      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          E766: Casey Winters (Greylock, prev. Pinterest & Grubhub) shows how to measure retention & product-market fit to LAUNCH Incubator      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          E731: Inside LAUNCH Incubator, PT2: Ready: Cross-platform programming for personal robotics; Keepster: Curating messages to keep what matters most; Genius Link: Fixing broken links for global brands; Poppins: Child care reimagined with invitation-based service      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          E730: Inside LAUNCH Incubator, PT1: Transported: Virtual Reality Tours for Real Estate & FitBod: Personalized strength-training powered by machine learning      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          E663: “Godfather of SaaS” Jason Lemkin shares the early indicators of hyper-growth SaaS & his investment strategies with LAUNCH Incubator      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          E624: Thinking through the funnel: Des Traynor, Intercom founder, teaches the LAUNCH Incubator how to acquire & retain customers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          E614: Co-founder & CEO Emily Kirsch leads the charge with Powerhouse, the world’s 1st incubator/accelerator dedicated to solar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          E611: Jed Katz of Javelin Venture Partners shares his 52-pt Series A checklist at LAUNCH Incubator; bonus: HomeHero’s Kyle Hill on 7 values that guide his company culture      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          E576: LAUNCH Incubator 2: Matt Epstein, VP Marketing of Zenefits, opens his playbook & shares how he led the SaaS powerhouse to monumental growth in 3yrs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Venezuela dodges oil asset seizures with export transfers at sea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CARACAS, WILLEMSTAD - Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA has limited the damage from an unprecedented slump in crude exports by transferring oil between tankers at sea and loading vessels in neighboring Cuba to avoid asset seizures. But the OPEC member nation is still fulfilling less than 60 percent of its obligations under supply deals with customers. […]
          El Senado argentino rechaza la ley para legalizar el aborto      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

El Senado de Argentina rechazó ayer sancionar un proyecto de ley para legalizar el aborto y la iniciativa, considerada por diversos sectores un "debate histórico", no podrá ser presentada de nuevo en el Parlamento hasta 2019. La sesión parlamentaria, que duró más de 16 horas, dejó patente las fuertes divisiones en el seno de cada grupo político, ante una iniciativa que buscaba despenalizar completamente el aborto hasta la semana 14 de gestación, y no solo en los actuales supuestos por violación y por poner en peligro la salud de la madre.
De los 71 legisladores presentes, 31 votaron a favor y 38 en contra, y dos se abstuvieron de votar el texto de la Ley de Interrupción Voluntaria del Embarazo, que ya había sido aprobado el 14 de junio por la Cámara de Diputados pero que se encontró ayer con la oposición de la de Senadores.
"Es una pena que no hayamos podido abordar un consenso, porque el problema va a seguir existiendo, exactamente como existía antes de abordar la discusión. Es necesario hacer un esfuerzo para poder darle una respuesta", dijo en su intervención la expresidenta y senadora opositora Cristina Fernández sobre los abortos clandestinos que se realizan en el país y las víctimas que se cobran.
En América Latina, solo en Cuba, Uruguay y México Distrito Federal las mujeres pueden abortar de forma gratuita y libre, en el primer caso antes de las diez semanas y en los dos últimos antes de la semana duodécima.
"Están las mujeres que cuentan con recursos que pueden acceder a un medico para que las atiendan, y están las otras, las que parece que no interesan y que no tienen valor y que muchas veces en soledad toman la peor de las decisiones y terminan internadas", agregó por su parte Luis Naidenoff, del frente gobernante Cambiemos.

derecho a la vida
Fue el senador oficialista Mario Fiad, presidente de la comisión de Salud, quien abrió el debate, cuando expresó su negativa al proyecto y advirtió que "el derecho a la vida está por convertirse en el más débil de los derechos". Sostuvo además que el proyecto viola "claramente" la Constitución argentina y los tratados internacionales suscritos por Argentina.
Por su parte, el presidente de la comisión de Justicia y Asuntos Penales, el opositor Pedro Guastavino, se mostró a favor de la iniciativa para combatir la clandestinidad "que pone en riesgo la vida" de las mujeres que abortan.
El proyecto, que por años fue impulsado sin éxito por fuerzas de izquierda y grupos feministas, comenzó a tratarse en el Congreso este año después de que el presidente Mauricio Macri habilitara el debate al dejar libertad de acción a los parlamentarios del frente gobernante Cambiemos. "La importancia de esta votación va mucho más allá del tema específico que intenta dirimir. Nos plantea como sociedad un escenario pacífico para promover y realizar cambios. Pero, además, nos obliga como individuos a comprometernos a aceptar que hay otros que piensan distinto", dijo Macri  en Facebook.
Más allá de la semana 14 de gestación, el aborto se garantizaba para el caso de violación, o el riesgo de la vida o salud de la mujer y permitía la objeción de conciencia de los profesionales de salud.


          Grammy-award winning singer Albita lights up Cuban version of Carmen      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Grammy-award winning singer Albita Rodriguez is such a celebrated interpreter of Cuban music that when a new version of the opera Carmen was produced set in revolutionary Havana a role was created especially for her.

          FG disburses N45m grant to inventors, innovators      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) has disbursed a grant of N45 million to deserving inventors and innovators in Nigeria, Dr Mohammed Jubrin has said. Jubrin, who is the Director-General, National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI), made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. The director-general said […]

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          El cubano Yoel Moreno sumará su sexto año en Palma del Río      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Córdoba, 9 ago (EFE).- El pivote cubano Yoel Moreno sumará su sexto año en Palma del Río tras renovar con el Zumosol ARS de la localidad cordobesa, para sumar casi una década afincando en España tras su paso por el extinto Prasa Pozoblanco y el...
          Preocupa estado de opositores detenidos en Santiago de Cuba      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Los integrantes de la opositora Unión Patriótica de Cuba (UNPACU), José Daniel Ferrer y Ebert Hidalgo continúan detenidos en Santiago de Cuba. La esposa de Ferrer aún no ha podido verlo, mientras permanece en la estación policial; los familiares de Hidalgo dicen que está golpeado y alterado. http://www.martinoticias.com/templates/ocb-Articles.rss?sectionPath=/noticias/cuba Go to article
          Ecuador declara emergencia migratoria por arribo de venezolanos      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
La medida busca “prestar urgente atención a los flujos migratorios inusuales de ciudadanos venezolanos en la frontera”, dijo la Cancillería. Durante esta semana alrededor de 4.200 venezolanos cruzaron a diario hacia Ecuador procedentes de Colombia. http://www.martinoticias.com/templates/ocb-Articles.rss?sectionPath=/noticias/cuba Go to article
          Sencillo de Michael Brantley en el noveno define victoria de Indi      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

CLEVELAND. El sencillo de Michael Brantley en el noveno inning le dio a los Indios de Cleveland la victoria por 5-1 ante Minnesota el jueves, la segunda seguida en la que dejaron a los Mellizos tendidos en el terreno.

Brantley bateó un rodado en cuenta de 2-1 ante Addison Reed (1-6) que el tercera base Miguel Sanó no pudo llegarle, con lo que Greg Allen anotó para otro triunfo dramático de Cleveland.

El jonrón de tres carreras del puertorriqueño Francisco Lindor el miércoles le dio a Cleveland la victoria por 5-2.

Allen puso en marcha en rally con un sencillo ante Reed y se robó segundo con Lindor al bate. Un rodado de Lindor hizo que Allen llegara a tercera.

Andrew Miller (2-3) ponchó a uno en el noveno. El zurdo cumplió su cuarta aparición tras perderse dos meses por una inflamación en la rodilla derecha.

Por los Mellizos, los dominicanos Jorge Polanco de 4-1, una anotada y tres remolcadas; y Miguel Sanó de 4-1. El venezolano Ehire Adrianza de 4-0. El El puertorriqueño Eddie Rosario de 4-1, una anotada.

Por los Indios, los puertorriqueños Lindor de 5-2, tres impulsadas; y Roberto Pérez de 3-0. Los dominicanos José Ramírez de 2-0; Edwin Encarnación de 4-0; y Melky Cabrera 3-0, una anotada. El cubano Yonder Alonso de 4-1, una anotada y una impulsada.


          Béisbol dominicano en Mundial sub-15 que se jugará en Panamá      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

PANAMÁ. Las provincias panameñas de Herrera (Chitré) y Chiriquí (David) serán desde mañana viernes el epicentro del béisbol juvenil en el mundo hasta el 19 de agosto próximo, cuando se ponga en juego la corona del Mundial Sub 15.

Serán doce países los que busquen la corona de la categoría, que en estos momentos está en manos del cuadro cubano, que es bicampeón de la categoría.

El torneo Mundial de Béisbol Sub 15, que comprende 50 partidos, se dividirá en dos grupos, el A jugando en David, provincia occidental de Chiriquí y el B en la ciudad de Chitré, provincia central de Herrera.

El grupo A estará compuesto por las selecciones de Taiwán, Estados Unidos, China, Brasil, Alemania y Panamá, mientras que en el B jugará : Japón, Corea, Cuba, Australia, Holanda y República Dominicana.

El primer día de competencias emparejara a las selecciones de Brasil y Alemania, estos últimos campeones del europeo de la categoría, en el estadio Kenny Serracín, David.

En ese mismo escenario, China, el “wildcard” de la competencia, irá ante Estados Unidos, campeón de América y Panamá, anfitrión del torneo, debutará ante Taiwán, el segundo mejor equipo de Asia en categoría Sub 15.


          SIMPATIA DE PROTEÇÃO CONTRA FEITIÇOS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Coloque 49 folhas de Artemísia para secar ao sol por um dia. 
Em seguida, recolha e faça uma pequena guirlanda com essas folhas e com um pedaço de cipó. 
Monte um pequeno altar, em um lugar onde não desperte a curiosidade das pessoas, para colocar a imagem de São João. 
Acenda três velas de sete dias em cima de três pratos e reze um Pai-Nosso e uma Ave-Maria, pedindo ao santo a purificação dos seus caminhos. 
Para reafirmar o pedido, coloque a guirlanda em volta do santo e deixe quanto tempo for possível. 
Depois, queime a guirlanda e jogue as cinzas em um canteiro. 
Os restos da vela devem ser jogados no lixo e os pratos devem ser reutilizados depois de lavados. 
Deixe o santo no local de sua preferência.

          George Galloway: Showdown over Iran looms as Trump turns up the heat on Tehran      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Showdown over Iran looms as Trump turns up the heat on Tehran

George Galloway
George Galloway was a member of the British Parliament for nearly 30 years. He presents TV and radio shows (including on RT). He is a film-maker, writer and a renowned orator.
Showdown over Iran looms as Trump turns up the heat on Tehran
Operation Boot is back. The new American plan for regime change in Iran dawns this week with a re-imposition of economic sanctions against Tehran and the threat of more to come.
American exceptionalism in action as the whole world (minus Trump satrapies) rejects the move putting the EU on a collision course with Washington.
For nearly 50 years economic sanctions have been the default position of western countries seeking to bring others to heel, make them succumb, or in the most extreme circumstances roll over, cry "Uncle Sam" and be "regime changed".
The fact that quarantine - or siege - is an act of war rather than an alternative to war is easily elided with a compliant media.
For most of my life I have struggled to explain that the US embargo on Cuba for example –still more the claimed extra-territoriality of that embargo– as a result of which gigantic US fines are levied on foreign companies doing business with Cuba entirely legally under their own countries’ law. That the embargo on Cuba is lawless brigandry need hardly detain us. Perhaps St. Augustine said it best in his book "The City of God".
Describing an encounter on the high seas between Alexander the Great and a pirate ship, Alexander demands:
"How dare you terrorize these waters as a thief?"
The Pirate captain answers:
"How dare you terrorize the whole world? You with your great Navy, can call yourself an Emperor, and call other men as you please."
I lived up close and personal enough to smell it, the long devastating regime of economic sanctions against Iraq which killed 1.7 million of Iraqis, according to UN figures (not to be confused with the deaths during the invasion and subsequent occupation from 2003).
Among them were many children and I helped put their little white coffins into the baked earth amidst the wailing of their parents on many occasions when I was the only British politician travelling to Iraq.
The monstrous Secretary of State Madeleine Albright - now reborn as a critic of Trump's policy of "separating children from their families" - was in no doubt when she told Lesley Stahl on CBS News of the value of separating Iraqi children from their families forever for political purposes.
When asked about the policy she was implementing on Iraq which (at that time) had killed half a million Iraqi children she replied:
“I think this is a very hard choice. But the price, we think, the price is worth it.”
Neighboring Iran has endured endless twists and turns in western policy. Given that the country grows oil and gas rather than avocados is of course the reason. As Donald Rumsfeld reportedly said, in terms, "It’s not our fault God put America’s oil under other people's countries."
Under the dark reign of the self-declared emperor Pahlavi the Peacock Shah of Persia, Iran was the West's best friend. Indeed Britain and the United States had actually put Pahlavi on his ‘Peacock Throne’ overthrowing the elected premier Mosaddegh in Operation Boot in 1953. The moderate socialist Mosaddegh had made the fatal error of nationalising his own country’s oil, taking it from the big western oil companies. His fate was sealed.
Iran then became a byword for torture and repression until the 1979 overthrow of the whole regime by millions of Iranians on the streets - far too many to shoot.
Iran has been ostracized, invaded, subverted and sanctioned ever since.
The first rays of light in this dark story appeared with the P5+1 Nuclear deal the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran in which Iran undertook to so verifiably limit its nuclear energy industry as to preclude forever the creation of a nuclear bomb (this despite the fact that most of Iran's adversaries in the region and beyond bristle with nuclear weapons or live under the military promise of defense by the nuclear weapons of others.
It was a good deal. But it was negotiated by Barack Obama on the American side and one of President Trump's primordial obsessions is to destroy anything with Obama's signature on it.
But there was a major problem in Trump's determination to wreck the Iran Nuclear Deal. This was a solemn and binding Treaty not between the US and Iran but between Iran the US, Russia, China and the EU.
A major test immediately loomed - would after token protests the European Union tamely bow down to Trump, the bull in the China shop?
Not yet at any rate. Indeed all the signs are that this is the first pan-European revolt against US hegemony, more significant in fact than the refusal of France and Germany to join the Bush and Blair invasion of Iraq.
The EU has enforced its "Blocking Statute" to protect its firms from the latest round of US Sanctions on Iran which came into effect at midnight eastern standard time Tuesday. Even harsher sanctions will be imposed by Trump in November - giving rise to widespread speculation in Iran that the Islamic Republic will preempt it with an "October surprise" rather than go quietly into that goodnight.
The Blocking Statute has never been used by the EU before (though it has existed more than 20 years). It is thus a significant assertion of European rejection of an American policy almost bereft of support outside Israel and Saudi-Arabia.
But it may be more symbolic than real. First, all 27 EU countries will have to incorporate specific rejection of the US sanctions on Iran into their domestic rules. Time consuming, and wide-open to US subversion of the process. There are plenty of US satrapies in the EU. Moreover European companies themselves (as is the case in trade with Cuba) are quite likely to roll-over and cry uncle for fear of losing their markets in the US.
Symbolic or not though it is a further sign of American isolation on foreign policy issues and a further stick for the US Democrats to beat President Trump with in the run-up to the mid-term elections in November. The Democrats prefer war with North Korea and peace with the Islamic Republic of Iran. As the Americans say "Go figure"...
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          Motorista Carreiteiro / Bitrem - Trigo RH - Cubatão, SP      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Comente sua experiência como Motorista Bitrem ou Carreteiro? Experiência comprovada em Carteira de Trabalho como Motorista de Bi trem ou Carreteiro, mínimo 02... R$ 1.650 - R$ 1.800 por mês
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          Internet Rips Ben Shapiro for $10K Offer to Debate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: He'll 'Pay a Woman Just to Talk to Him'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The proposal was an open display of entitled male privilege.

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro offered New York Democratic primary congressional winner Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez $10,000 to publicly debate him.

The offer backfired as the public reaction was one of mockery to Shapiro's desperation.

"I would love to have a real conversation with you about the issues," Shapiro said.

"Not only am I eager to discuss the issues with you," he continued. "I'm willing to offer $10,000 to your campaign today for you to come on our Sunday special."

Shapiro said he wants to "really probe" her belief system during the proposed hour-long conversation.

Twitter reacted with amusement to the entitled offer from Shapiro.

Read some of the best reactions below.


          L'Oréal et Facebook vont proposer des essais virtuels de maquillage      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Paris - L’Oréal a annoncé jeudi une collaboration de long terme avec Facebook afin de proposer aux utilisateurs du réseau social des essais virtuels de maquillage, le numéro un mondial des cosmétiques poursuivant ainsi son développement dans le numérique.
L'Oréal et Facebook vont proposer des essais virtuels de maquillage
Le groupe français a précisé dans un communiqué que les consommateurs, à travers une connexion directe entre Facebook et ModiFace, la société de “beauty tech” récemment acquise par L’Oréal, pourraient tester virtuellement les maquillages de ses marques de cosmétiques phares telles que Maybelline, Urban Decay, Lancôme ou Yves Saint Laurent.

La première expérience sera lancée fin août avec NYX Professional Makeup.

“Ce qu’on remarque sur nos sites, c’est que quand on a la présence d’un essayage virtuel, les taux de conversion augmentent significativement”, a déclaré à Reuters Lubomira Rochet, directrice du digital de L’Oréal.

Les réseaux sociaux sont devenus le plus important moteur de croissance des ventes en ligne du groupe, a-t-elle également indiqué.

L’Oréal a réalisé 9,5% de son chiffre d’affaires dans le e-commerce au premier semestre, contre quelque 5% en 2015.

Après s’être lancé dans la beauté connectée en 2015 avec “Makeup Genius”, une application permettant de simuler sur son smartphone les effets d’un maquillage virtuel, il a notamment mis sur le marché un patch UV La Roche Posay mesurant l’exposition solaire ainsi qu’une brosse connectée.

Le groupe a en outre lancé en début d’année “Style my hair”, une application développée par ModiFace permettant de simuler les colorations pour cheveux. Il a aussi investi dans Founders Factory, un incubateur anglais de start-up technologiques, ainsi que dans un des fonds du français Partech Ventures.

Le digital est une priorité stratégique de l’Oréal, qui y a consacré 42% au premier semestre de ses dépenses de médias et y a massivement embauché ces dernières années.


          Venda Apartamento padrão 2 Dorm 1 Ban 1 Gar Sacomã São Paulo SP      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Fast & Furious 8 di F. Gary Gray      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dominic Toretto e la sua amata Letty sono finalmente in luna di miele, a Cuba. Il resto del team dei Fast & Furious è invece in un ritiro idilliaco, ma tutti sono richiamati improvvisamente al dovere per sventare una nuova minaccia. E stavolta, a minacciare il gruppo sarà lo stesso Toretto...
          O trabalho do tempo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dois filmes brasileiros registram, em costuras sensíveis e tocantes, a passagem do tempo sobre os personagens. "Alguma Coisa Assim", no eixo São Paulo-Berlim; "Vinte anos", em Cuba
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Our signature programs support entrepreneurs - the Refinery (a business accelerator for women entrepreneurs), the NEET Youth Incubator (supporting young...
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          First Look: Little Havana Brings A Slice Of Cuba To Columbia Heights      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
 
Chef Joseph Osorio's Cuban restaurant draws inspiration from his godmother Mimi and the vibrant flavors of the island nation. [ more › ]
          Sabe onde estão os líderes do futuro? Na sala de aula!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Com metodologias de educação inovadoras, Sistema Fiep prepara alunos para liderar, empreender e inovar O futuro já chegou. Enquanto as indústrias inserem novas tecnologias no processo produtivo e caminham rumo à transformação digital, as salas de aula também passam por um momento revolucionário. É dentro delas que são preparados os profissionais que vão atuar nos novos negócios. Habilidades empreendedoras são desenvolvidas cada vez mais cedo e os estudantes têm acesso a um universo de inovação aplicado à educação. De olho neste cenário, o Sistema Fiep direciona suas atividades na área de ensino para a utilização de metodologias inovadoras. “A educação empreendedora traz o aluno para o centro do processo de aprendizagem, por meio da construção do próprio conhecimento, do trabalho em equipe, da solução de problemas e do incentivo à liderança”, conta José Antonio Fares, superintendente do Sesi e IEL no Paraná e diretor regional do Senai. Metodologia inovadora cruza fronteiras Para estimular a capacidade empreendedora dos alunos, o Sistema Fiep não caminha sozinho. Tem parceria com instituições internacionais, de onde vem boa parte das referências em inovação. Fares cita como exemplo o selo Showcase School da Microsoft, certificação para escolas que aplicam conceitos inovadores em salas de aula. Em 2017, cinco unidades do Colégio Sesi do Paraná foram reconhecidas com o selo. Do ensino médio, o aluno pode dar continuidade aos seus estudos no Sistema Fiep, com a mesma qualidade e reconhecimento. “Temos 14 parcerias internacionais com as Faculdades da Indústria; como com o Unitar da Suíça e o CIFAL Curitiba, Steinbeis International Business School (SIBE) da Alemanha, Centro de Tecnologia da Finlândia (VTT), Universidade de Tecnologia de Compiègne na França (UTC), entre outras. Isso nos permite compartilhar as boas práticas”, detalha Fares. O Sistema Fiep ainda é signatário dos Princípios para a Educação Corporativa Responsável (PRME). Essa plataforma das Nações Unidas é voltada para escolas de negócios e demais instituições de ensino superior com o propósito de contribuir com a formação de líderes engajados na construção de uma sociedade sustentável. Outro destaque é a parceria mantida com a Junior Achievement. O programa Miniempresa e o concurso Minha Ideia de Negócio proporcionam aos alunos do Colégio Sesi e dos cursos do Senai uma vivência empreendedora. As metodologias de ensino do Sistema Fiep também estão em sintonia com os Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ODS) da ONU, em especial, com o ODS 4 que prevê assegurar a educação inclusiva, equitativa e de qualidade e promover oportunidades de aprendizagem ao longo da vida para todos. Empreender em todas as fases do ensino Entre todas as iniciativas educacionais do Sistema Fiep, o denominador comum é a preparação para o mercado. Segundo o Mapa do Trabalho Industrial 2017-2020 do Senai, o Brasil tem mais de 13 milhões de profissionais a serem qualificados até 2020 em ocupações industriais. A entidade entende que é preciso preparar pessoas capazes de enfrentar os desafios atuais e futuros. Para isso, a equipe de professores é incentivada constantemente a buscar novos conhecimentos. Em sala de aula, atuam como mediadores do processo de aprendizagem. “Educadores em constante atualização fazem a diferença na metodologia que utilizamos. Nosso objetivo é proporcionar a vivência de situações reais e ambientes de experimentação totalmente abertos ao exercício de tentativa e erro. A mediação dos educadores estimula o aluno a empreender, pensar e desenvolver seu senso crítico”, explica Fares. Equipe de educadores é diferencial da metodologia. Professores atuam como mediadores de aprendizagem Divulgação As metodologias de ensino têm diferenciais em todas as fases do ensino, que começa na educação infantil e vai até o ensino superior Na Educação Infantil e no Ensino Fundamental do Colégio Sesi, o foco está na mentoria dos alunos. O estímulo ao empreendedorismo e à inovação é cultivado desde cedo pelos educadores. No Ensino Médio do Colégio Sesi, as equipes de trabalhos são interseriadas. Os projetos são desenvolvidos em grupo por alunos de diferentes séries. O objetivo é compartilhar conhecimento e trocar experiências nos diferentes níveis de ensino. Nos cursos técnicos do Senai, a resolução de problemas reais das indústrias está no centro do processo de aprendizagem. Os estudantes aprendem a analisar dados, programar e se tornam especialistas em suas áreas. Nas Faculdades da Indústria, a construção do conhecimento crítico é o pilar do ensino. Combinando práticas online e offline, a aprendizagem é personalizada. O aluno desenvolve suas habilidades profissionais com foco nas demandas atuais do mercado de trabalho. Em todas as fases, as boas ideias podem ser incubadas pelo Sistema Fiep nas aceleradoras da entidade. Fares endossa a importância da capacitação oferecida pelo Sistema Fiep. “Se empreender pela inovação é o caminho para o desenvolvimento econômico, ter crianças e jovens exercitando a inovação e praticando o empreendedorismo é ganhar espaço para um cenário futuro de amplo processo de transformação da economia. Criar essa cultura pode realmente causar uma mudança significativa no direcionamento de uma sociedade”, conclui.
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Fatoumata Diawara naar het Paard

Zo’n 7 jaar geleden zette soulzangeres Fatoumata Diawara zichzelf, na een carrière als actrice, op de muzikale kaart met haar debuutplaat ‘Fatou’. Dit bleek de actrice goed af te gaan en haar carrière als zangeres ging als een speer, waarin ze samen mocht werken met o.a de Cubaanse pianist Roberto Fonseca. Na een periode van prachtige momenten en het uitbrengen van een live album werd het inmiddels hoog tijd voor een nieuwe solo plaat. En die kwam!

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          Flash flooding has created sickening mess in Toronto Harbour, water-monitoring group says      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Tuesday’s rare flash flood spilled a huge amount of raw sewage into Lake Ontario, leaving a repulsive, potentially sickening mess the Star saw first-hand on Thursday.

“Ew, that’s disgusting,” said Katrina Wells of Markham, who was waiting for a water taxi to the Toronto Islands when the Star showed her a picture of what was floating in the harbour. “I guess it would be a problem if I fell in the water.”

The Star had joined Toronto-based water-monitoring group Swim Drink Fish as it tested water in the harbour for E. coli contamination.

The results of those tests won’t be back for at least 24 hours, but levels of the bacterium were already more than 100 times greater than the standard for beach water quality of 100 E.coli bacteria per 100 millilitres of water before Tuesday’s storm. After the flash flood, the results were plain to see: condoms, tampons, feminine hygiene pads, syringes and needles amid a floating mass of gunk.

“This is a vital area of the city and we’re just hoping to make the water here swimmable, drinkable and fishable,” said Elise Mackie, community monitoring co-ordinator for the group formerly known as Lake Ontario Waterkeepers.

Read more:

Toronto infrastructure overwhelmed by rare storm, experts say

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Some of the debris Thursday came from downtown Toronto’s old plumbing system, which carries household waste and whatever gets swept through storm drains in the same pipes — pipes that overflowed Tuesday. Modern cities, and some of Toronto’s younger suburbs, are outfitted with separate sewer systems which segregate human waste and storm water, a setup which became standard in the 1950s and ’60s.

Ontario released more than eight million cubic metres of untreated sewage and runoff into its waterways in 2016, according to Environment Canada.

“It certainly makes me sad to see it and count it every now and then,” Mackie said.

Mackie and a group of volunteers set out every Tuesday and Thursday mornings to sample locations not already monitored by the city.

The city of Toronto regularly conducts water monitoring at 11 beaches, but it does not do so on at the rest of the waterfront, where people can regularly be seen fishing, boating and surfing.

Toronto Public Health spokesperson Mahesh Patel said waterfront areas such as Humber Bay Park and Harbourfront are not designated as public beaches.

Swim Drink Fish president Mark Mattson said the city’s waterfront has undergone a significant revitalization, and more activities are taking place at the harbour. Separating the sewage from rainwater should be a priority going forward, he insisted.

“The giant dreams are blossoming here, but they’re running into giant mistakes of the past,” he said, noting the city of Kingston recently spent a lot of money separating its sewage system.

“It’s going to take both willingness and imagination of our politicians to fix those mistakes.”

Swim Drink Fish’s goal is to test water quality and E. coli levels. It takes samples into an incubator at an in-house laboratory and gets results a day later.

The group says the findings are often ugly. Since May, 23 samples taken at Bathurst Quay have indicated E. coli levels exceeding recreational water-quality standards, said Mackie.

On Aug. 2, the level at Bathurst Quay was more than 10 times greater than the acceptable standard of 100 E. coli bacteria per 100 millilitres (a little under half a cup) of water, set by the provincial Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.

On Aug. 7, the day of the storm, results from Marina 4 near Queens Quay and Rees St. registered E. coli levels 249 times greater than the standard, the highest the group has recorded at the location. At Bathurst Quay, E. coli levels were 130 greater than the standard.

When levels of the bacteria exceed the standard, seven out of 2,000 people would get sick from ingesting or swimming in that water, said Mackie.

“Anything from gastrointestinal sickness, skin rash, ear infections,” she explained. “E. coli is just an indicator of bacteria.”

The thought that the water may be contaminated, even on days when it looks clean on the surface, worries Ro Omrow, a scuba diver with Ontario Underwater Explorers.

“We generally just used our eyes to test if the water was clean,” he said about his club diving at the Humber Bay shore. Last year he approached Swim Drink Fish about water testing at their diving place, and he has since been bringing in water samples every week.

When tests shows the E. coli levels exceed the standards, the group still dives, but they take more precautions, such as showering right after diving, Omrow said.

“It would absolutely make a difference if the city did the testing,” he said. “Probably more frequent, and maybe at other diving clubs too.”

Gilbert Ngabo is a breaking news reporter based in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @dugilbo


          [질문/답변] 선배님들! 장비 업그레이드 관련 질문이요!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
불법 다운받은 복제 크랙 소프트 관련 사용법 질문 올리시면 아이디 정지됩니다. 불법 Cubase 5 크랙버젼 질문글 금지!!<br>

안녕하세욥!
현재 저는 힙합과 R&B 음악을 하고 있습니다!

제가 사용하고 있는 작업실의 크기는 2m x 1.7m의 방음이 되는 작은 연습실입니다!

다름이 아니라 이번에 약간의? 재정적 여유가 생겨서 장비를 업그레이드 하려고 하는 상황에서 큐오넷 선배님들의 도움을 얻어보고자 이렇게 질문글을 작성해봅니다..!

제가 현재 사용하고 있는 장비로는 (작곡X /보컬과 보컬믹싱만)
맥(로직)
마이크: akg c214
오인페: audient사의 Id14
모니터링 스피커: Eris E4.5

이렇게 사용하고 있습니다..!  개인적으로는 모니터링 스피커를 교체 하는게 나을 것 같다는 판단을 했지만.. 선배님들의 의견을 남겨주시면 참고하고싶습니다!
          [질문/답변] 샘플(loop)의 기준이 뭔가요?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

불법 다운받은 복제 크랙 소프트 관련 사용법 질문 올리시면 아이디 정지됩니다. 불법 Cubase 5 크랙버젼 질문글 금지!!

 

공모전같은곳에 보면

샘플 사용여부를 적으라는데

 

각종 샘플팩의 loop 오디오파일을 얘기하는건 압니다.

근데 컨탁 가상악기라던지 

그런 프리셋에 있는 패턴연주도 포함이 되나요??

물론 그대로 사용하는건 아니고 코드나 리듬을 제가 원하는대로 바꾸어서 사용할 경우에요..


          [질문/답변] 곡에서 후렴, 간주에 쓰이는 코드에 관해서 (기초 화성학 질문입니다!)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

불법 다운받은 복제 크랙 소프트 관련 사용법 질문 올리시면 아이디 정지됩니다. 불법 Cubase 5 크랙버젼 질문글 금지!!

 

 

안녕하세요~! 큐오넷 선배님들:)

 

코드를 이리저리 만져보면서 궁금증이 생겨 질문글을 올리게 됐습니다.

 

현대 가요, 팝에서도 많이 쓰이는 기초적인 코드 프로그레이션이 다이어토닉 스케일에 속한 코드들을 이용하고 거기에 

 

넌 다이어토닉(세컨더리 도미넌트, 2-5-1, 세컨더리 디미니쉬드, 모달 인터체인지 등)을 넣어 곡을 좀 더 심심하지 않게 만드는 것 까지는 알고 있는데

 

 

 

보통 곡의 구성이 장르마다 다르고 또 곡 마다 다르지만 ​기본적으로 intro, verse(절), bridge(브릿지), chorus(후렴), interlude(간주) 등이

 

구성되어있잖아요? verse에서 사용할 코드를 4개를 만들었다고 쳤을 때 후렴, 브릿지 구간에서는 어떤 코드를 짰을 때 어울리고 또 그 이유가(원리가) 무엇인지 궁금합니다.

 

 

 

예를 들어 C 키 다이어토닉 중 C-G-Am-F (1-5-6-4) 코드를 짰을 때 후렴, 브릿지에는 어떤 코드가 오는게 어울리는지 또 그 원리가 무엇인지 궁금합니다!

 

힙합이나 특정 알앤비(트랩소울 같은) 장르 같은 경우에는 그냥 4가지코드가 계속 사용되고 악기 구성이 추가 되거나 변형 시키는것만으로도 구간마다 

 

변화를 만들어 내는데 EDM이나 다른 알앤비, 발라드 같은 경우는 4가지코드만 나오는게 후렴에 코드가 달라지는게 확실하게 느껴지는데 어떻게 어울리는 

 

코드를 찾아서 후렴이나 브릿지, 간주에서 이용되어지는지가 정말 궁금합니다. 같은 다이어토닉 스케일 코드 안에서 만들어지는건지 아니면 그냥 코드를 찾아내는건지..

 

 

기초적인 화성학 질문이라 죄송합니다!

 

 

(+ 추가적으로 코드 말고도 곡 구간 간에 차이를 만들어주는데에 어떠한 요소들이 있는지 궁금합니다. 악기 구성의 차이나 멜로디 변화 등 말고 또

 

다른 무언가가 있을까요?)

 


          [질문/답변] FM8 아르페지터 사용에 대한 문제가 있습니다..      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

불법 다운받은 복제 크랙 소프트 관련 사용법 질문 올리시면 아이디 정지됩니다. 불법 Cubase 5 크랙버젼 질문글 금지!!

 

안녕하세요.

 

FM8을 공부하면서 아르페지터를 사용하고 있었는데요.

 

Note order 를 All 로 하면, 음이 딱딱 길이에 맞춰서 끊겨야 되는데 자꾸 길게 늘어져요.

 

길게 늘어져버리니까.. 뒤에 나오는 음들을 방해해요.

 

제가 뭘 잘못 설정해서 그런걸까요..?

 

그냥 CM7 4마디 설정해놓고, Clark At Sunday 라는 프리셋을 사용했는데 자꾸 문제가 생기네요..  

 

(다른 화음쌓는, 그러니까 Note order All 로 되어있는 프리셋들이 문제를 일으켜요..)

 

어떻게 해결해야 할까요..ㅠ

 

 

+ 제가 프리셋을 만지다가.. 이미 있던 프리셋에 실수로 덮어씌워서 프리셋이 하나 없어졌는데..ㅠ 복구할 순 없는걸까요?

 

재설치를 해도 이 아르페지터 프리셋은 그대로네요.. (Mac 유저)

 

 

도움이 절실합니다.. 


          [질문/답변] 오디오인터페이스의 라인아웃풋과 메인아웃풋의 차이가 뭘까요.? (feat. 디기탁트 인풋연결)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

불법 다운받은 복제 크랙 소프트 관련 사용법 질문 올리시면 아이디 정지됩니다. 불법 Cubase 5 크랙버젼 질문글 금지!!

 

ur-rt4 오디오 인터페이스를 쓰고 있습니다. 

1. 메인아웃풋에는 모니터스피커를 연결하고 있는데, 라인아웃풋은 뭘까요.?1,2,3,4 네개나 있는데. 

   어떤 용도로 사용하는 건지 궁금합니다. 

 

2. 디기탁트 인풋에서 오인페의 라인아웃풋으로 55케이블 연결하면,  pc에서 나오는 소리를 디기탁트에서 샘플링할 수 있는 걸까요.?

   왠지,  디기탁트 아웃풋이 오인페의 인풋에 연결되어 있으니까..말이 안되는 연결인것 같애서 망가질까 시도를 못해보고 있네요. 

 

 


          Armando de Armas: Suecia: del paraíso socialista al paraíso de la sharia       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Suecia: del paraíso socialista al paraíso de la sharia

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Una de las más manidas maneras de los izquierdistas para defender el socialismo como opción viable y deseable, abismalmente diferenciado de su primo hermano el comunismo, es esgrimir orondos en su pedestal de moralina a la socialdemocracia nórdica como un imbatible ejemplo de tolerancia, humanitarismo y prosperidad.
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Por Armando de Armas
9 de agosto 2018


La socialdemocracia sueca, en su empeño de dominio político y cultural, se dotó en 1972 de un mamotreto que sería algo así como una biblia moderna: La Familia del futuro: una política socialista para la familia.

Para aplicar a la vida cotidiana de los suecos la biblia sociata, se han invertido ingentes cantidades de dinero cuyo fin último es la felicidad por vía de procurar que los individuos se desvincularan de las estructuras familiares por considerarlas anticuadas y opresivas.

El objetivo era que los padres ya mayores se liberaran de sus hijos, y los hijos adolescentes de sus padres. El Estado como Papá y Mamá en busca de un ciudadano aséptico, moralmente superior por su alejamiento del alma; esa antigualla. Laicismo. Libertad. Muerte a la tradición. Entes autónomos totales, esos serían los suecos.

Pero en 2017 la televisión sueca (SVT) decidió censurar la popular serie de televisión de los años setenta Pippa Mediaslargas (Pippi Longstocking​) para, mire Ud, no ofender a refugiados e inmigrantes.

La cadena pública eliminó comentarios del entrañable personaje que consideraba “racistas”, como “rey negro” o “hacer el chino”. Así la pequeña pelirroja debía referirse a su padre como “rey”, y no “rey negro”. Después de la supervisión, los censores socialistas eliminaron la escena en la que la protagonista juega a “hacer el chino” estirando la piel alrededor de sus ojos. “Vemos que nuestro grupo objetivo es el público infantil y creemos que puede ser interpretado como hiriente o despreciativo para los niños que vean y escuchen esto”, señaló en un comunicado la directora del departamento de venta de programas de SVT, Paulette Rosas Hott.

“Queremos hacer todo lo que podamos para que la gente no se sienta ofendida”, explicó el director ejecutivo de Saltkråkan, Nils Nyman.

(Suecia colapsa ante el islamismo.)

Liberales e izquierdistas reivindican el socialismo nórdico como una opción viable frente al socialismo real de Cuba, Venezuela, Corea del Norte y la antigua Europa del Este. Pero lo fundamental que escapa al público no avisado, víctima del mensaje de estos ideólogos, es el hecho de que el supuesto éxito del modelo nórdico, socialdemócrata o liberal, esconde en su seno el gran peligro para el mundo moderno y que no sería otro que el del inefable hombre sin atributos, ese que magistralmente retratara el autor austriaco Robert Musil en una inconclusa novela en dos volúmenes, escrita entre 1930 y 1943.

Durante décadas, el Leviatán socialdemócrata ha ido extendiendo por la sociedad sueca una mentalidad dominada por el materialismo, que reduce la vida a la satisfacción física, hace del ciudadano un ente cuya máxima aspiración es tener todos los orificios llenos, expande la anemia moral e induce al relativismo respecto a los temas trascendentales.

De modo que la indiferencia religiosa marca la vida pública y privada: el socialismo como espíritu, Google como Dios. Lo que se manifiesta mediante la presencia permanente del Estado en todas las actividades de la vida, convirtiendo a familias y comunidades en meros recibidores de servicios sociales.

Suecia ha sido el país que más promueve el aborto de manera pública y gratuita, y ha convertido la eutanasia en un derecho básico. El feminismo y la ideología de género, que se impone por demás en el resto de Europa y en EE.UU, rigen descaradamente en el país nórdico, junto al pacifismo a todo trance en política exterior, y el multiculturalismo en política social.

Con esta ideología a todo trapo, faltaba más, el paso siguiente fue extender decididamente el Estado de Bienestar a los miles de inmigrantes que acudían a la llamada de los subsidios y las ayudas suecas, pero dotados de una cultura ajena a la tolerancia y, en muchos casos, dominados no por el socialismo como espíritu y Google como Dios, sino por una divinidad furibunda e implacable que manda a matar al infiel.

El humanitarismo oficial sueco sigue favoreciendo la llegada de inmigrantes ajenos por completo a la sociedad sueca, y no sabe o no quiere enfrentar el radicalismo religioso islamista. El resultado es una sociedad paralizada por el dogmatismo multicultural, por el relativismo moral y por el buenismo como sustitutos de los medievales dogmas religiosos. Una sociedad que bajo ninguna circunstancia permitiría la cruz cristiana en las escuelas, o la oración, u otra expresión pública de religiosidad occidental, pero que sin embargo, maravillas de la rolerancia socialdemócrata, se postra sin remilgos ante el islamismo no ya como religión total sino como sistema político totalitario.

(Socialdemocracia con sharia.)

De modo que, según publica George Chaya en Infobae, Estocolmo se ha convertido en la primera capital europea donde se impone la sharia.

Un informe del gobierno sueco que recoge el diario Sharq al-Awsat, concluye que el número de áreas denominadas "zonas de alta peligrosidad" por la aplicación de la sharia abiertamente, creció a 62 en el primer semestre de 2017 sobre las 55 censadas en diciembre de 2016.

Chaya cita a un experto en investigación sobre países desestabilizados, ganador en 2011 de la Orden de la Medalla de los Serafines de Suecia, Johan Patrick Engellau, que por demás ha trabajado con organismos como Naciones Unidas y varias ONG europeas en materia de inmigración y refugiados, quien advirtió por carta a la Comisión de Seguridad Migratoria de la Unión Europea sobre la gravedad de la situación de Suecia.

"Me temo que es el final de la Suecia organizada, decente e igualitaria que hemos conocido hasta ahora. Personalmente, no me sorprendería si se produjera un conflicto en forma de guerra civil. En algunos lugares del país, la guerra civil probablemente ya ha comenzado, aunque la coalición de gobierno no parece haberse enterado", escribió Engellau.

Apreciación que apunta, por otro lado, a una inevitable reacción del péndulo ideológico y a un probable cambio de espíritu epocal que podría, quizá como única opción para salvar occidente tal cual le hemos conocido hasta el presente, pulverizar los paradigmas que han regido la vida desde la revolución francesa para acá.

Magnus Ranstorp, profesor e investigador sobre terrorismo y radicalización islámica del Colegio Nacional Sueco de Defensa, declaró a la televisión que "en las zonas más peligrosas de la capital, grupos radicalizados de la comunidad islámica han tomado el poder en las calles y están implantando su propia ley. En esas áreas, el sentido de la justicia y la paz se ve amenazado por el hecho de que la policía se está desmoronando y todo empeoró desde principios de este año. Estocolmo y toda Suecia se encuentran en una situación desesperante".

(Como reacción a la sharia, Suecia no es ajena a un aumento de las manifestaciones neonazis o de supremacistas blancos.)

El artículo de Infobae asevera que "unas 15 042 mujeres suecas han sufrido ataques sexuales durante el último año en zonas de la capital en que las autoridades admiten grandes áreas bajo la aplicación de la sharia (ley) islámica… Las bandas musulmanas armadas y los radicales islámicos están socavando la democracia sueca”, según el Servicio de Seguridad Nacional en un informe reciente.

Cifras aparte, lo que acá parecería cierto es que si el péndulo no regresa finalmente con esa fuerza más, la emblemática y buenista socialdemocracia sueca pudiera devenir emblemático paraíso de sharia, barbas, burka y portentosas hogueras lamiendo el nocturno cielo nórdico en la feroz faena de incinerar a los infieles.

Nota: La sharía o sharia, ​ también conocida como saría, charía o ley islámica​, es el cuerpo de derecho islámico que rige la conducta humana según los mandamientos de Dios.

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ISLAM : Lo que Occidente necesita saber (entero HD) - SUB ESP ( West needs know full español )




          EEUU pide a Michelle Bachelet, próxima responsable de Derechos Humanos de la ONU, que alce la voz ante los abusos en Cuba, Venezuela o Irán      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bachelet deja profunda decepción en tema de derechos humanos



 Bachelet ¨manchando su poncho¨ (al decir de Ampuero escritor y hoy Canciller de Chile)  al lado de su admirado tirano Fidel Castro del cual Augusto Pinochet aprendió el confinar a muchedumbres en campos deportivos.
Pero no fue el único al cual se sintió cómoda y complaciente:



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Tomado de http://www.diariodecuba.com

EEUU pide a Bachelet que alce la voz ante los abusos en Cuba, Venezuela o Irán

Agencias
Washington
9 de Agosto de 2018

El Gobierno de EEUU demandó este jueves a Michelle Bachelet, próxima responsable de Derechos Humanos de la ONU, que alce la voz ante los abusos que se dan en países como Venezuela, Cuba o Irán, reportó EFE.

La embajadora estadounidense ante Naciones Unidas, Nikki Haley, reaccionó al nombramiento de Bachelet por medio de un comunicado, en el que urgió a la expresidenta chilena a "evitar los fracasos" que, a juicio de Washington, ha tenido la organización en materia de derechos humanos.

Haley recordó que EEUU decidió este año retirarse del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU en parte por su inacción ante "abusos extremos" en el continente americano, "en Venezuela y Cuba en particular".

Para la diplomática, la alta comisionada "puede tener una voz fuerte en estos asuntos clave, incluso cuando el Consejo de Derechos Humanos no cumple con su nombre".

(Michelle Bachelet. (EFE))

Además, Haley defendió que Naciones Unidas tampoco ha respondido adecuadamente a graves crisis de derechos humanos en Irán, Corea del Norte, la República Democrática del Congo y otros lugares, ni ha puesto fin a su "obsesión desproporcionada con Israel".

"Le corresponde a la señora Bachelet denunciar estos fracasos en lugar de aceptar el statu quo. Esperamos que lo haga", insistió.

Tras varias amenazas, EEUU se retiró el pasado mes de junio del Consejo de Derechos Humanos, un organismo con sede en Ginebra muy criticado por la Administración estadounidense por sus condenas a Israel y por la participación de países con historiales cuestionables.
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Bachelet fue nominada este miércoles por el secretario general de la ONU, António Guterres, para ocupar el puesto de alta comisionada para los Derechos Humanos y se espera que sea ratificada por la Asamblea General este viernes.

En el puesto sustituirá al jordano Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, que ha criticado en numerosas ocasiones al presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump, por sus políticas migratorias o sus comentarios contra la prensa.

UN Watch manifiesta 'serias preocupaciones' por la nominación de Bachelet

Por su parte, la organización vigilante del desempeño de Naciones Unidas en la defensa de los derechos humanos UN Watch manifestó tener "serias preocupaciones" en torno a Michelle Bachelet, nominada para el puesto de Alta Comisionada para los Derechos Humanos de la ONU, debido a su historial irregular de defensa de estos derechos en los casos de Cuba, Nicaragua y Venezuela.

"No cabe duda de que la expresidenta de Chile es una política altamente educada e inteligente, que también cuenta con capacidades de negociación importantes", dijo Hillel C. Neuer, director ejecutivo de la ONG, que cuenta con carácter consultivo en el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU en Ginebra.

Sin embargo, sostuvo que "tiene un historial controversial cuando se trata de su apoyo a gobiernos que cometen abusos contra los derechos humanos como los de Cuba, Venezuela y Nicaragua".

"Necesitamos saber cómo planea lidiar con estas urgentes situaciones antes de que se vote sobre su candidatura", añadió la ONG.

Neuer citó acciones de Bachelet que, según él, dan lugar a "inquietantes interrogantes", como la visita que realizó a Cuba en 2018, durante la cual se reunió con el general Raúl Castro y pasó por alto algún encuentro con la oposición pacífica cubana; y los elogios a Fidel Castro tras la muerte del dictador y a Hugo Chávez.

También UN Watch mencionó que Bachellet se negó a condenar a Nicolás Maduro en 2017 tras protestas y el rompimiento del orden constitucional en el país y el silencio que ha mantenido la expresidenta sobre los asesinatos en Nicaragua.

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El OCDH considera un 'grave error' la designación de Bachelet al frente de los derechos humanos en la ONU

DDC
Madrid
9 de Agosto de 2018

El Observatorio Cubano de Derechos Humanos (OCDH) consideró un "grave error" la designación de la expresidenta de Chile Michelle Bachelet como Alta Comisionada de la ONU para los Derechos Humanos.

"La elección de la expresidenta Bachelet para tan alta responsabilidad en Naciones Unidas es un grave error, debido al débil compromiso mostrado con los derechos fundamentales en el mundo durante sus dos mandatos presidenciales", señaló el OCDH en una declaración dirigida a las principales organizaciones internacionales de derechos humanos.

(Michelle Bachelet con Raúl Castro en La Habana. (AFP))

Entre los destinatarios se encuentran Amnistía Internacional, Human Rights Watch, Human Right Foundation, Freedom House y Civil Rights Defenders, a quienes la organización "sugerirá una futura declaración conjunta".

El Observatorio Cubano, con sede en Madrid, dijo que Bachelet "no ha demostrado empatía alguna" con las víctimas de violaciones de derechos humanos en América Latina "e incluso ha confraternizado con gobernantes acusados de violaciones similares".

"Todo ello —añadió—, a pesar de haber sido víctima de la represión durante la dictadura de Augusto Pinochet".

"Dada la ineficacia del sistema de derechos humanos de Naciones Unidas y la crisis del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de Ginebra, la designación de la expresidenta Bachelet no hace sino agravar el escenario actual, salvo que rectifique en su conducta liberticida", añadió el OCDH en la carta que enviará a las organizaciones citadas.
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Carta abierta a la presidenta de Chile

Por Roberto Ampuero
año 2009

Excelentísima presidenta señora Michelle Bachelet: Antes que aborde el avión con destino a Cuba, permítame decirle que celebro la honestidad y calidad humana con que usted gobierna. No siempre concuerdo con sus decisiones pero, como muchos chilenos, me siento orgulloso de su figura. La razón es sencilla: usted es la primera mujer que llega a la presidencia, sufrió la represión, luchó por la recuperación de la democracia, y desde la Moneda se afana por promover la prosperidad y unidad nacional.

A partir del respeto que me merecen su imagen y la de sus padres es que le manifiesto mi desencanto por su decisión de soslayar, en su próxima visita a la isla, el carácter represivo del régimen castrista, de ignorar a los disidentes y de inaugurar la Feria del Libro de La Habana.

Es a mi juicio éticamente censurable, Presidenta, escudarse en el protocolo para ceder ante un tirano que detenta el poder desde 1959, ha sido condenado por violación a los derechos humanos en Naciones Unidas e impide elecciones libres. Alguien que sufrió prisión política, exigió solidaridad mundial y democracia para los chilenos no puede aterrizar en la isla y eludir a quienes se oponen pacíficamente al régimen que jamás ha tolerado agrupación opositora ni voto discordante en el Parlamento, y mantiene presos políticos.

Quien conoció el exilio no puede aplaudir a quien exilia y vitupera a los cubanos en la diáspora, gente que para entrar a su patria necesita visa gubernamental, tal como los chilenos que portaban la ignominiosa L en el pasaporte. Los cubanos de hoy son el espejo de nuestro pasado, Presidenta. Lo que demandaban los chilenos bajo Pinochet --plebiscito, derecho de asociación, prensa libre, derechos humanos, fin al exilio y la policía política-- es lo mismo que hoy anhelan los cubanos. ¿O usted cree que tras medio siglo de castrismo, ellos lo refrendarían en elecciones pluralistas? Si para los chilenos 17 años sin libertad fue demasiado, ¿por qué para los cubanos 50 años sin ella es insuficiente?

Tampoco se entiende, Presidenta, que usted inaugure la feria del libro en un país donde reina la censura y centenares de intelectuales --sean Vargas Llosa o Semprún, Zoé Valdés o Daína Chaviano, Arenas o Cabrera Infante, Padilla o Paquito D' Rivera-- están prohibidos. Allá hay además por lo menos tres libros de chilenos censurados: Confieso que he vivido, de Pablo Neruda; Persona non grata, de Jorge Edwards, y Nuestros años verde olivo, de quien le escribe. Como chileno me duele que mi presidenta legitime la política cultural de una dictadura que censura a chilenos. Tampoco resulta congruente que la líder de un gobierno integrado por socialdemócratas, democratacristianos y liberales se desentienda de la represión de los Castro contra personas de convicción socialdemócrata, liberal y democratacristiana.

Desembarcar en La Habana y hacer como si se llegara a San José de Costa Rica constituye el sepelio de la superioridad moral de la Concertación en materia de derechos humanos, despierta odiosas divisiones en Chile y mina la consistencia de los principios democráticos de su sector, que ha tornado la defensa de los derechos humanos en leitmotiv. No se puede condenar a Pinochet y celebrar al mismo tiempo a Castro. Que no la acompañen a la feria del libro novelistas chilenos de trascendencia debiera hacerla reflexionar sobre el tema.

Hay datos innegables: Medio siglo de totalitarismo, represión brutal contra opositores, prensa controlada, presos políticos, 8,000 muertes documentadas, exilio, isla en ruinas. Que nadie diga después:``¡Si lo hubiésemos sabido!''.

Hace 2,500 años el gran Tales de Mileto preguntaba: ''¿Qué cosas vemos raras veces?'' Respondía: ''Un tirano viejo''. Usted aspira a ver ahora al más viejo del mundo. Lo que Tales no aclaró fue que, aunque viejo y enfermo, el abrazo del tirano con un demócrata siempre mancha el poncho --o la guayabera-- de este último. ¿Sabe, Presidenta? Aún anhelo que usted exprese en La Habana lo que supongo anida en su alma de luchadora por la democracia: la convicción de que la defensa de los derechos humanos es indivisible y que éstos deben exigirse para todos. También para los cubanos.

Novelista chileno.

© Firmas Press


          Waldo Acebo Meireles sobre la ilegalización de la homofobia. Lo que se trata de oculatar: Fidel Castro Ruz fue el Homófobo en Jefe      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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La ilegalización de la homofobia

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Alcances y limitaciones del Artículo 40, en las propuestas para reformar la Constitución en Cuba
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Por Waldo Acebo Meireles
Miami
09/08/2018

La homofobia en Cuba en realidad no necesitaba legalizarse, estaba inscrita en el ADN de la mayor parte de los cubanos, era una de las facetas del machismo, lo cual no impedía o más bien obligaba a que los bujarrones, o bugarrones como se le dicen en Cuba, no fuesen considerados como homosexuales, eran hombres, machos, e incluso podían ser hasta abakua. Con la llegada de los muy machos barbudos, aunque entre ellos existían tanto bujarrones como algún que otro homo, mondo y lirondo, se acentuó, si es que ello era posible, el efecto homofóbico en la cultura popular y folclórica.

Además, como si fuese necesario, el dictador en jefe en más de un discurso arremetió contra esa lacra y finalmente se crearon las UMAP para reeducar a los homosexuales masculinos —con las lesbianas utilizaron un instrumental más sutil probablemente porque en las jerarquías heredades del PSP existían más de una— y sacarlos del pecado, era como si el estado que se decía revolucionario siguiese las normas de la Iglesia Católica o, peor aún, los ideales fascistas.

Después del fracaso de las UMAP en solucionar la tarea encomendada y con la repulsa de sectores de la izquierda europea y latinoamericana se decidió emprender otro camino menos conflictivo desde el punto de vista propagandístico y se comenzó el proceso de depuración en las universidades con la esperanza de que en un largo proceso de saneamiento eliminar de la intelectualidad, sino revolucionaria, nacional, esta plaga peligrosa para la santidad y pureza del ideal socialista.

El paso más efectivo fue el que se derivó de la Declaración Final del Congreso Nacional de Educación y Cultura en abril de 1971, que comenzó siendo sólo de Educación, pero debido al izquierdismo e intransigencia con que se abordaron los temas de la radio, la televisión y el cine y su papel educacional se incluyeron los factores y dirección de los órganos relacionados con esos temas. En esa declaración se decía:

“Los medios culturales no pueden servir de marco a la proliferación de falsos intelectuales que pretenden convertir el esnobismo, la extravagancia y el homosexualismo y demás aberraciones sociales, en expresión del arte revolucionario, alejados de las masas y del espíritu de nuestra Revolución.”

Con lo cual el homosexualismo quedaba definido como una aberración social más, entre otras.

Esta concepción sufrió una oculta y casi prohibida discrepancia al publicarse en 1979 en Cuba una reducida tirada el libro El hombre y la mujer en la intimidad del sexólogo alemán [de la Alemania del Este] Siegfried Schnabl, el cual aceptaba el homosexualismo como una conducta sexual humana y no lo consideraba algo enfermizo o inmoral. Este libro tuvo una difusión en extremo limitada pero no por ello dejó de ser conocido y discutido, aunque un tanto de forma clandestina, así muchos machos descubrieron la existencia del clítoris junto, y de paso, la normalidad de la conducta homosexual que los aterraba, fue un alivio para los machos, y también las hembras, bisexuales.

Pero la maquinaria estatal y partidista siguió su camino homofóbico y el ministro de Educación emitió a inicio de los años 70 la Resolución No. 10 que creaba el instrumento legal para sacar de las aulas a profesores y maestros que mostrasen algún rasgo de afeminamiento, [como siempre el tema de las lesbianas eran más complicado] era una derivación necesaria de los acuerdos no publicados del Congreso de Educación y Cultura. Las frecuente, generalmente infructuosas, apelaciones ante los llamados Consejos de Trabajo llevaron a que se formulase el Decreto-Ley No. 34 en marzo de 1980, en el mismo se establecía en su artículo 2 inciso i) que era una conducta incompatible con la función docente el:

“cometer cualquier otro acto que pueda ser constitutivo de delito intencional denigrante o tener una actitud inmoral contrarrevolucionaria, o de otro tipo, que por su entidad y trascendencia social, pueda perjudicar a la formación de la niñez o de la juventud.”

Y con ello quedaba implícito la homosexualidad como motivo para ser expulsado de las filas de los educadores[1], las víctimas fueron numerosas y los amenazados quedaron petrificados en espera que les llegara la guillotina.

Ahora resulta que el artículo 40 de la novísima Constitución establece la igualdad

“sin ninguna discriminación por razones de sexo, género, orientación sexual, identidad de género, origen étnico, color de la piel, creencia religiosa, discapacidad, origen nacional o cualquier otra distinción lesiva a la dignidad humana.”

En donde falta señalar: u opinión política, ya que este es una importante condición para ser discriminado cuando por ejemplo se dice de manera estentórea: ‘las universidades son para los revolucionarios’.

Por otra parte, la tan cacareada aceptación del matrimonio homosexual quedó en nada ya que el artículo 68 señala:

“El matrimonio es la unión voluntariamente concertada entre dos personas con aptitud legal para ello, a fin de hacer vida en común.”[2]

Quedando en el aire lo de las ‘dos personas con aptitud legal’ ya que este concepto desde el punto de vista legal significa: Idoneidad, disposición, suficiencia, falta responder si los homosexuales y transgéneros cumplen esos requisitos o tendrán que esperar por alguna ley complementaria para que se defina su situación real con relación al himeneo.

Por tanto, me queda la duda: ¿Pasados los fuegos artificiales se vaciarán los closets?

[1] Yo fui una víctima temprana de este Decreto-Ley ya que en agosto de 1980 se me aplicó el inciso e) ‘difamar o menospreciar públicamente a las instituciones de la República, a las organizaciones político-sociales y de masas del país, y a los héroes y mártires de la Patria.’ Los motivos: algunas herejías que la Seguridad del Estado consideró ‘diversionismo ideológico’ término que no por inexistente deja de ser bastante molesto para el que lo recibe como título honorario.

[2] Esto de hacer vida en común es muy problemático ya que cientos, sino miles, de parejas viven separados por razones derivadas de la falta de viviendas y el hacinamiento resultante, muchos se ven una vez a la semana en los lugares que sus bolsillos le permitan concretar y disfrutar la unión.

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Nota del Bloguista de Baracutey Cubano

Fidel Castro impulsaba, participaba, estaba al tanto y aprobaba  la represión de todo tipo  contra los homosexuales y el homoexualismo; es totalmente falso que por sus ocupaciones no estuviera al tanto de  lo que estaba sucediendo respecto a esas personas y a esa conducta, aunque es bueno aclarar que cuando una persona era incondicional a sus mandatos se hacía de la vista gorda como era  con el caso de Alfredo Guevara,  director del ICAIC,  su amigo desde los tiempos de su juventud universitaria.

Veamos algunas  pruebas de lo antes planteado:

Fidel Castro tenía conocimiento  de esa Declaración Final del Congreso Nacional de Educación y Cultura en abril de 1971; en su discurso de clausura de dicho congreso  expresa:

Como saben los compañeros del Congreso, hoy llevamos ya dieciséis horas y cuarto trabajando todos sin parar un solo minuto.  Por eso nosotros no queremos abusar, ni mucho menos que algunos se vayan a dormir a esta hora, y por eso trataremos de ser breves.

No vamos a hablar de los puntos, las conclusiones, las recomendaciones, porque de eso largamente se ha hablado y se acaba de exponer en la declaración del Congreso

 Tira  aparecida en la revista Mella, revista oficial de la Unión de Jóvenes Comunitas en Cuba. Imágenes y comentarios añadidos por el Bloguista de Baracutey Cubano.
El personaje y militante  revolucionario de Pucho, en sus variantes de Estudio, Trabajo y Fusil que conforman el lema de la UJC, aplastan a los homosexuales. Nota y dibujo añadidas por el bloguista de Baracutey Cubano)
Mariela debe leerse el discurso de Fidel Castro del 13 de marzo de 1963 antes de hablar. El discurso completo de Fidel Castro puede leerse en:
http://www.cuba.cu/gobierno/discursos/1963/esp/f130363e.html
Unos fragmentos:
“ ¡Un momento! Es que ustedes no me han dejado completar la idea (RISAS y APLAUSOS). Muchos de esos pepillos vagos, hijos de burgueses, andan por ahí con unos pantaloncitos demasiado estrechos (RISAS); algunos de ellos con una guitarrita en actitudes “elvispreslianas”, y que han llevado su libertinaje a extremos de querer ir a algunos sitios de concurrencia pública a organizar sus shows feminoides por la libre.

Que no confundan la serenidad de la Revolución y la ecuanimidad de la Revolución con debilidades de la Revolución. Porque nuestra sociedad no puede darles cabida a esas degeneraciones (APLAUSOS). La sociedad socialista no puede permitir ese tipo de degeneraciones.

¿Jovencitos aspirantes a eso? ¡No! “Arbol que creció torcido...”, ya el remedio no es tan fácil. No voy a decir que vayamos a aplicar medidas drásticas contra esos árboles torcidos, pero jovencitos aspirantes, ¡no!

Hay unas cuantas teorías, yo no soy científico, no soy un técnico en esa materia (RISAS), pero sí observé siempre una cosa: que el campo no daba ese subproducto. Siempre observé eso, y siempre lo tengo muy presente.

Estoy seguro de que independientemente de cualquier teoría y de las investigaciones de la medicina, entiendo que hay mucho de ambiente, mucho de ambiente y de reblandecimiento en ese problema. Pero todos son parientes: el lumpencito, el vago, el elvispresliano, el “pitusa” (RISAS).

¿Y qué opinan ustedes, compañeros y compañeras? ¿Qué opina nuestra juventud fuerte, entusiasta, enérgica, optimista, que lucha por un porvenir, dispuesta a trabajar por ese porvenir y a morir por ese porvenir? ¿Qué opina de todas esas lacras? (EXCLAMACIONES.)

Entonces, consideramos que nuestra agricultura necesita brazos (EXCLAMACIONES DE: “¡Sí!”); y que esa gusanera lumpeniana, y la otra gusanera, no confundan La Habana con Miami...¨
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Fragmentos de  cartas que escribió Fidel Castro Ruz  desde su prisión en el Presidio Modelo de Isla de Pinos por los hechos ocurridos en el asalto al Cuartel Moncada el 26 de julio de 1953. Esas cartas fueron publicadas en 1959 en un libro por  su entonces muy amigo Luis Conte  Agüero; ese libro, en su nueva edición, puede comprarse en: https://www.amazon.com/Prison-Letters
Junio 19 de 1954.
A Luis Conte Agüero:
Aquí me paso la vida leyendo y practicando el autocontrol. Me siento realmente mejor cuando no leo los periódicos; la politiquería y la obsecuencia que veo por todas partes me producen ataques de ira.
Si alguien ha visto su paciencia puesta a prueba, ese soy yo. Hay ocasiones en que paso horas luchando contra el deseo de explotar, de declararme en huelga de hambre y sin probar bocado hasta que me saquen de aquí o me maten, lo cual no sería para nada imposible. Estoy convencido de que quieren provocarme a toda costa y yo ignoro sus intenciones... Luis, yo pienso que tenemos que organizar, tan pronto como sea posible, una campaña sistemática y creciente contra esta ultrajante situación en la que me encuentro... Este es el momento más favorable psicológicamente debido a una serie de eventos... El Ministro de Gobierno se ha comportado como lo que es: un perfecto afeminado; se ha plegado a todos los caprichos de los militares y se ha dedicado a enriquecerse desvergonzadamente... Recuerda a Catón, quien terminaba siempre sus discursos pidiendo la destrucción de Cartago (...)
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Cuando salió a la luz pública que Mirta, su esposa, había aceptado en secreto que su hermano Rafael Díaz Balart –viceministro de Gobierno– le pagara un modesto estipendio a través de su oficina, Fidel Castro insistió en que Ramón Hermida –el Ministro de Gobierno– quería manchar su nombre.
A Luis Conte Agüero:
Esta es una maquinación en mi contra: la más infame, más indecente, más vil e intolerable. Mirta es demasiado ecuánime como para haber permitido que la sedujera su familia, aceptando aparecer en la nómina del gobierno, independientemente de su situación económica. Estoy seguro de que ha sido miserablemente calumniada (...)

Sólo un afeminado como Hermida, en el nivel más bajo de la degeneración sexual recurriría a semejantes métodos, cargados con tan inconcebible indecencia y falta de virilidad. Ahora ya no me cabe duda de que la declaración atribuida a mí acerca de que soy bien tratado ha sido obra suya.

No quiero convertirme en un asesino cuando salga de esta prisión. ¿No tiene honor un prisionero político? ¿Puede un prisionero político ser ofendido de este modo? ¿No tiene un prisionero retar a duelo cuando sale de prisión? ¿Tiene uno que comerse la bilis de la infamia en la impotencia y desesperación del confinamiento?

Estoy dispuesto a retar en duelo a mi cuñado en cualquier momento. Lo que está en juego es el buen nombre de mi mujer y mi propio honor de revolucionario.
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Conducta impropia (fragmento o resumen de testimonios) Parte 1


          The C.O.W.S. ASSATA: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY Part I      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts our debut study session on the autobiography of Assata Shakur. Formerly JoAnne Chesimard, Shakur is a veteran of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, a convicted cop killer, an escaped felon, the first woman ever placed on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List, and an author. As President Obama has labored to improve relations with Cuba, Shakur's extradition continues to be a pivotal talking point. Her autobiography reveals how her understanding of her Racism evolved and what she should do to solve this problem. The book gives equal time to her account of being imprisoned and shackled for a crime she maintains she did not commit. Listeners should contrast this narrative with our recent study of Minister Malcolm X. INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 760.569.7676 CODE 564943# SKYPE: FREECONFERENCECALLHD.7676 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
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The Context of White Supremacy hosts our 2nd study session on the autobiography of Assata Shakur. Formerly JoAnne Chesimard, Shakur was actively involved in the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, convicted of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, an escaped felon, the first woman ever placed on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List, and a writer. As President Obama labors to improve relations with Cuba, Shakur's extradition has remained a key talking point. Last week's segment began with Shakur recounting being shot, shackled and tortured by cops who bragged about being Racist while calling her nigger. She believed Whites manipulated a black nurse to ask her for information while she was in her hospital bed. Shakur remained quiet, codified. She stressed that her black grandparents and demanded #BlackSelfRespect - which nourished her dedication to countering Racism. Poignantly, Assata recalls the warmth and love of her mother telling her that she made her proud. We'll keep an eye out for the influence of Christianity. INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 760.569.7676 CODE 564943# SKYPE: FREECONFERENCECALLHD.7676 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
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The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 3rd study session on the autobiography of Assata Shakur. Formerly JoAnne Chesimard, Shakur is a veteran of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, the convicted killer of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, an escaped felon, the first woman ever placed on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List, and a writer. The diplomatic talks to upgrade the United State's ties with Cuba have prompted speculation about the chance of Shakur's extradition. Last week's installment featured an epic moment of self-reflection when Shakur recalls the verbal abuse black children heaped on each other; adding "Black" to any insult intensified the damage. As a child she was captivated by television and adored Elvis Presley. Later on during her New Jersey confinement, she was isolated from other inmates and denied access to appropriate medical care. Even while incarcerated, Assata models the conduct of a professional counter-racist soldier. She methodically selects the best course of action for her given circumstances. At times she's silent. At times she's counter-violent. Keep an eye out for the influence of Christianity. INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 760.569.7676 CODE 564943# SKYPE: FREECONFERENCECALLHD.7676 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
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The Context of White Supremacy hosts our 5th study session on the autobiography of Assata Shakur. Formerly JoAnne Chesimard, Shakur was a dedicated member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, convicted of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, an escaped felon, the first woman placed on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List, and an author. She continues to inspire White angst as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently chided Pres. Obama's policy on Cuba: "The condition for which Cuba is able to join the rest of the civilized world must rest on the country's commitment to hand over every terrorist currently being harbored, starting with Joanne Chesimard." Last week's installment described Assata's pregnancy behind bars and the coordinated effort to deny her proper medical care. White prison officials intentionally aggravated her and verbalized their wishes for the child's death. Assata's aunt and attorney helped her gain access to a competent, caring black physician - who was also subjected to Racism. Keep an eye out for the influence of Christianity. INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 760.569.7676 CODE 564943# SKYPE: FREECONFERENCECALLHD.7676 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
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The Context of White Supremacy hosts the weekly Compensatory Call-In. We encourage non-white listeners to dial in with their codified concepts, new terms, observations, research findings, workplace problems or triumphs, and/or suggestions on how best to Replace White Supremacy With Justice ASAP. We'll use these sessions to hone our use of words as tools to reveal truth, neutralize White people. We'll examine news reports from the past seven days and - hopefully - promote a constructive dialog. #ANTIBLACKNESS After the death of Cuban leader and international icon Fidel Castro, pundits and heads of state have devoted a week to dissecting Castro's life and times. President-elect Donald Trump labeled Castro a "brutal dictator," while Soledad O'Brien recounted her Cuban mother's memories of Castro's callous and vindictive rule. Jesse Jackson Sr. and Mumia Abu-Jamal recalled Castro's military support of the anti-apartheid effort in South Africa, offer of medical aid during Hurricane Katrina, the safe haven provided to former Black Panther Assata Shakur, and his rendezvous with Minister Malcolm X during his 1960 visit to the United States. Calls to scold the deceased Cuban leader for his acts of brutality seem particularly ironic on this week, when Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray announced that no charges would be filed for the killing of Keith Lamont Scott. Murray used the occasion to reprimand reckless negro use of social media. Simultaneously and further south, the Walter Scott murder trial is being deliberated by the jury. South Carolina police officer Michael Slager waits to see if he too will be exonerated for extinguishing a black life. Fellow South Carolinian Dylann Storm Roof will represent himself in his death penalty case for the 2015 terrorist attack on Mother Emanuel AME. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
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Yasser Castellanos, an independent Cuban artist and illustrator for Havana Times, received an official citation from State Security signed by a certain Lieutenant Pablo. He is expected at the Cuba and Chacon, Old Havana station on Friday, August 10, at 2 p.m. The stated reason: interview.

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Esta es una de las ideas que tengo para cuando visite Cuba, de momento aun no tengo fecha pero me apetece muchisimo. Gracias por la info
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Qué buena manera de vivir la esencia de un país, vivir en una casa de allí durante la estancia. Ni me lo había planteado. Me ha gustado mucho la idea.
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Creo que, desde que tengo consciencia, uno de los destinos que no me quería perder era Cuba. Con el paso del tiempo y las circunstancias siempre ha ido quedando pendiente. Pero siempre tuve presente que cuando vayamos la idea era quedarse en casa de cubanos. Puede parecer romántico, pero creo que lo ideal es vivir con ellos y desde dentro la isla. Saludos Ale.
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On this week's #PowerWomen feature, social entrepreneurs Hlubi Mboya Arnold and the Founding Director and CEO of Riversands Incubation Hub, Jenny Retief, discuss the impact measurement of fostering high potential, black-owned businesses, adding value to the township of Diepsloot, strategies for growing the economy, and restoring dignity to the thousands of currently unemployed.
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OGGUN: Orishá Guerrero Venerado: en Umbanda, Santeria, Lucumi Festividad: 23 de abril y 29 de junio en la Regla de Osha-Ifa o Santeria Atributos: Dueño de los metales, el camino y los montes. Mensajero directo de Obbatalá(Oxalá). Patronazgo: Orisha de los herreros, de las guerras, de la tecnología, de los cirujanos, del ejército y de toda profesión que trabaje con metales. #yoruba #santeria #ashe #iyawo #religion #santo #religion #orisha #oggun #guerrero #maferefum #omo #africa #cuba #venezuela #caracas
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Concejala dominicana en el ayuntamiento de Passaic en Nueva Jersey, Zaida PolancoConcejala dominicana en el ayuntamiento de Passaic en Nueva Jersey, Zaida Polanco (Fuente externa)


EN NUEVA YORK, 09 Agosto, 2018:  La reconocida concejala dominicana en el ayuntamiento de Passaic en Nueva Jersey, Zaida Polanco, murió la noche del miércoles mientras dormía, después de llegar de un viaje familiar que hizo a la República Dominicana.

La causa de la muerte no se ha establecido todavía, pero algunos de sus parientes creen que falleció de un ataque cardíaco masivo, aunque se está a la espera de la necropsia oficial en la Oficina del Médico Forense de la ciudad.

Nació el 17 de abril de 1977 y tenía 41 años de edad.

La muerte de la concejala, que también era la directora de recursos humanos en la Junta de Educación de Passaic, ha generado una masiva manifestación de duelo en la comunidad dominicana, colegas, oficiales electos y congresistas, entre ellos Adriano Espaillat y el cubano – americano Robert Menéndez (Bob), quienes expresaron ayer tarde sus pesares.

Polanco, que llegó a los seis años de edad a Estados Unidos como una niña inmigrante de la República Dominicana, se graduó de bachiller en la Escuela Secundaria de Passaic y luego de una licenciatura en la Universidad Rutgers de Nueva Jersey.

Se desarrolló como una destacada activista sindical en la filial 32BJ SEIU del Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores y fue electa a la Junta de Educación, desde donde ascendió al Consejo Municipal.

Espaillat, dijo que lamenta profundamente el fallecimiento de la concejala, que aunque no la conocía de cerca, compartió con ella en la Cumbre de Líderes Dominicanos Electos, que el congresista convocó en marzo en Nueva York.

“No la conocía muy pero tuve intercambio con ella, cuando estuvimos en la cumbre y era una muchacha joven y entusiasta, lamento su muerte y quiero extenderles mis condolencias a su familia y al liderazgo de Passaic y al alcalde Lora, que es mi amigo”, añadió Espaillat.

Dijo que la comunidad dominicana de Passaic, sufre una pérdida irreparable con el fallecimiento de la concejala.

“Ella era una concejal joven y una líder emergente, honesta y naturalmente mujer y tenía las mejores intenciones para la comunidad. Es una gran pérdida”, expresó Espaillat.

El senador Menéndez resaltó ayer miércoles las contribuciones de Polanco a la ciudad de Passaic.

“A lo largo de su vida, Zaida luchó para ampliar las oportunidades económicas y educativas de la ciudad de Passaic”, dijo el senador demócrata de Nueva Jersey en una declaración.

“Ella era una líder excepcional en la comunidad hispana, a menudo dando voz a los sin voz, ya sea en la junta escolar o en el concejo municipal, Zaida siempre recordaba por quién estaba luchando”, dice el comunicado de Menéndez.

El alcalde dominicano en Passaic, Héctor Carlos Lora, deploró con gran pesar la muerte de la concejala, diciendo que su partida representa una de las pérdidas más irreparables para el ayuntamiento y la ciudad.

Lora, acudió a la residencia de la fallecida y estuvo por largo rato junto a los acongojados familiares de la concejala, a quienes deseo valor y fortaleza en un momento tan difícil. /El caribe/.


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La Organización Mundial de la Salud considera el 95% de los abortos que se realizan en América Latina, como inseguros. Las cifras superan los 7 millones de abortos al año y la tasa anual en este continente es de 44 abortos cada 1.000 mujeres en edad reproductiva. El aborto no está permitido bajo ninguna circunstancia en la República Dominicana, El Salvador, Haití, Honduras, Nicaragua, Surinam, donde incluso hay penas de cárcel para quien lo practique. En Cuba el aborto es legal hace más de medio siglo. También en ciudad de México.

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Başkent Cuba'da inşaatına başlandıktan sonra bitirilemeyen okul binası, TİKA'nın devreye girmesiyle kısa sürede tamamlanarak eğitime hazır hale getirildi.
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[Argentina], August 9 (ANI): Argentina's Senate on Thursday rejected a proposed bill on legalising elective abortion in the country.

The bill would have allowed women to terminate their pregnancy in the first 14 weeks. According to current Argentine laws, abortions can be carried out only when the mother's health is at risk or in rape cases, CNN reported.

The Senate voted against the bill, 38 to 31, with two abstentions and one absentee. As the outcome of the vote was announced, demonstrators got engaged in clashes with the police outside the National Congress building in Buenos Aires.

In June, Argentine Chamber of Deputies or the lower house of Congress narrowly passed the bill 129 to 125 with one abstention.

The proposed abortion bill, which was a raging issue in Argentina in the past few months, saw protestors, both in favour and against abortion taking to the streets. While the anti-abortion demonstrators protested under blue coloured "save both lives" banners, pro-abortion protestors flashed banners and wore green bandanas, loosely wrapped and tied around their necks, as per the CNN report.

Most Latin American countries permit abortions for medical reasons. There is a blanket ban on abortion in many countries such as Chile, Suriname, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, Sputnik reported.

In Mexico, abortion is legal only in the nation's capital Mexico City. The voluntary termination of pregnancy is legal only in Cuba, Uruguay, Guyana and Puerto Rico. (ANI)


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PSYCHOTRONICS AND THE SECRET ORDER

By Steve Erdmann

(Copyright 2017, Steve Erdmann - All Rights Reserved)

<Edited by Robert D. Morningstar>

 

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H.P. Albarelli, Jr.’s journey into the strange quirks and oddities he had discovered about the many people somehow associated with the assassination of President John Kennedy on November 22, 1963 is referred to as “high strangeness and synchronicity.” Michael Petro referred to it as “curious scraps of information.” Indeed, the numerous references to the many faces somehow connected to Kennedy (Lee Oswald, the Central Intelligence Agency [CIA], the Mob, the Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI], and others) were often a bog of facts and comments, though tantalizing and dramatic, still seemed to be a jungle of confusing loose ends.

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(A Secret Order: Investigating the High Strangeness and Synchronicity in the JFK Assassination, H.P. Albarelli, Jr.,

Trine Days, LLC, www.trineday.com, publisher@trineday.net, 2013, $19.95.)

To purchase this book from AMAZON.COM simply click on its title: A Secret Order: Investigating the High Strangeness and Synchronicity in the JFK Assassination

PSYCHOTRONICS

The early part of the book was an attempt in tracing the dawn of psychiatry in the 1940s and 1950s leading to Intelligence Programs such as the CIA’s top-secret Projects MK/Naomi, MK/Ultra, and Project Artichoke.

“The CIA and the military, which were quickly drawn to the Program,” said Abarelli, “were becoming intrigued with the possibilities of creating what were then referred to as ‘aggressive soldiers’ and now are called ‘super soldiers.’”

Albarelli outlined a number of covert Intelligence Programs that could have been bedrock for “Manchurian Candidate” experiments of young children and the populace in general. Fort Detrick’s Special Operations (SO) Division is mentioned, the Office of Strategic Operations (OSS), agent George Hunter White, and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN).

The author suspected that Oswald could likely have been an early victim of such programs while at a detention center called Youth House. Oswald could have possibly entered into a psychotronic relationship with psychiatrists and covert operations. Doctor Milton Kurian and Dr. Renatus Hartogs were psychiatrists that connected with Oswald at Youth House. Hartogs had previously worked at the Allen Memorial Institute, Montreal, Canada, where Doctor D. Ewen Cameron, in the mid-1950s under a covert MK/Ultra contract with the CIA, “conducted a series of horrific drug and sensory deprivation experiments on unwitting patients.”

 

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MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

LaurEnce HarvEy, in film,  foreshadows LEE Harvey a whole year before the JFK Assassination

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New York Post reporter Joseph Wershba questioned Dr. Hartogs on December 14, 1967 as to whether or not Oswald could have been a "Manchurian Candidate" (referring to a 1962 film on controlled soldiers).

Although his log seemed to dismiss such an allegation, Hartogs moved in circles of covert ML/Ultra and MK/Naomi and the “drug parties” of Dr. Harold A. Abramson.

Dr. Hartogs was an “aficionado” of magic and a covert contractor for the CIA. He was acquainted with magician John Mulholland who wrote a manual for CIA operatives containing instructions on how to “surreptitiously dose unwitting people with drugs, and how to perform other feats of slight-of-hand.” The Hartogs/Freeman book, The Two Assassins, told of Oswald’s comments to his mother Marguerite concerning his return from Russia: “Mother, not even Marina knows why I returned.”

Dr. Hartogs’s sexual scandal with his patient Julie Roy seemed to coincide with the sexual scandal of Canadian psychiatrist Dr. James Tyhurst. Tyhurst associated with neuropsychologist Dr. Donald O. Hebb and “both attended a seminal 1951 meeting,” said Abarelli, “which included participants from the CIA – to discuss early advancements in sensory deprivation and brainwashing.”

Investigator Dick Russell noted Hartogs’s interest in hypnotism (p. 53), as told by Dr. Milton V. Kline, authority on hypnotism and CIA cohort on Project Artichoke and MK/Ultra.

Kline also disclosed that Hartogs, along with Dr. Sidney Malitz (a psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute [NYSPI]) and Dr. Paul Hoch (NYSPI research director) were involved in a number of covert contracts with the CIA and the U.S Army “to perform experiments with psychosurgery, electroconvulsive therapy, LSD, mescaline, and other drugs.” Hartogs worked with Malitz on some of these experiments. Dr. Malitz worked with Fort Detrick’s Special Operations Division. These experiments were with unwitting patients, “children and teenagers.”  Harold Blauer died because of such experiments. The CIA selected a group of 100 patients to join in these episodes (p.35). Lee Harvey Oswald was absent from school for at least 50 days while in New York City.

ALLEN DULLES

In the early 1950s, hypnotist George Estabrook wrote to CIA director Allen Dulles about the merits of hypnosis in covert operations.

“The CIA, U.S Army Fort Detrick, the Edgewood Arsenal, and the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) funded many of these contracts. Chief among these physicians were: Drs. Bernard Withens, Harold Esecover, and Harold A. Abramson.”

Dr. Lauretta Bender, a child neuropsychistrist at the New York City Bellevue Hospital, experimented extensively on children using electroshock treatment, “DE patterning” and “annihilation.”  Also involved was Dr. D. Ewen Cameron, who would eventually head the MK/Ultra subproject 68.

Dr. Leon Eisenberg spoke of Bender’s patients in these experiments as “…psychotic and perhaps worse off than before the treatment.”

H.P. Albarelli Jr. (photo on the left) is a writer and investigative journalist who lives in Vermont, Florida, and London (U.K.). He has written numerous feature articles about the 9-11 anthrax attacks; biological warfare; the American intelligence community; the death of Frank Olson; the Cuban revolution; and social and political affairs. Some of his work can be found at the World Net Daily, Cuba net, Counterpunch, and Crime Magazine websites, as well as in numerous magazines and newspapers.

Allbarelli ventured through several interesting episodes that the reader would best explore.  One such incident concerned Marguerite Oswald’s interview by Davis Eugene Boster, a life-long Foreign Service officer and covert CIA operative within the State Department. At one point, he was a staff assistant to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles.

The interview also included State Department employees Denman F. Stanfield and Edward J. Hickey. Part of the conversation went:

Marguerite:  “Now I know you are not going to answer me gentlemen, but I am under the impression that my son is an agent.”

Boster:   “Do you mean a Russian agent?”

Marguerite:   “No, working for our Government, a U.S agent.”

Marguerite also explained to the Warren Commission:

“And this is the way I think, because I happen to know all of the other things that you don’t know

- the life and everything … And I can almost back it up with things…

Yes, sir, I think my son was an agent. I certainly do.” (p. 64.)

 

Lee Oswald, from 1957 to1958, was stationed at Atsugi Naval Air Base, Japan, a huge underground 50-acre CIA-USAF Air Base, conducting air traffic control for U-2s flying over Chna an the Soviet Union, at a time when Operation Artichoke physicians and technicians conducted “enhanced interrogations” <torture> at the base.

 

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 Khigh Dhiegh

 North Korean a psychotronic hypnotist in The Manchurian Candidate

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MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS OF MEANING

 

Albarelli told of Oswald’s appearances at East Louisiana State Hospital ...  

He also went through episodes involving psychiatrists Dr. Robert G. Heath, Dr. Frank Silva and Dr. Alfred T. Butterworth and their contributions to psychotronics. Albarelli told about the further mysterious workings of Archcha Smith, David Ferrie, Ferrie’s Civilian Air Patrol (CAP), detective Jack S. Martin, CIA operative June Cobb, and a mysterious Rose Cherami who also had been a patient at the East Louisiana State Hospital in 1961.

“The Oswald sighting at the East Louisiana State Hospital seems cut and dry, but as with most events concerning Oswald,” said Albarelli, “the facts surrounding dwell in another realm of ambiguity and interconnectedness, an alternate universe clouded by high strangeness where everything has multidimensions of meaning and truth.”

 

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Rose Cheramie foretold the assassinatio of JFK to doctors

at East Louisana State Hospital

ROSE CHERAMIE

Albarelli had an interesting chapter on Rose Cherami (Melba Christine Marcades), mystery woman, hooker, and drug addict, who was committed to the East Louisiana State Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi following an auto accident on Highway 190. The state hospital was infamous in the annuals of the Kennedy assassination.  Rose Cherami seemed to have been housed in several CIA-infiltrated facilities over the years.

Louisiana detective Lt. Francis Paul Fruge investigated Cheramie the day before the Kennedy assassination.  While in the hospital, Cherami told Dr. Don Bowers that Kennedy was going to be murdered in Dallas.

Cheramie had once worked for Jack Ruby in Dallas as a stripper and “drug courier.”  She said he had seen Oswald with Ruby. She also contended that Ruby was involved in the planned assassination.  Rose Cheramie died from another auto accident on September 4, 1965.

Dallas police were not interested in Cheramie’s testimony (p. 97), but Rose had quite a bit to say about drug trafficking in Texas.

Albarelli continued into her career that connected “to yet another unsolved murder – that of Houston police detective Martin A. Billnitzer – and therefor to the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, George Hunter White, and the CIA…”

The Texas drug-trafficking scenario involved corruption throughout the state, CIA “Executive Action” <5412 Committee) contractor Jean Pierre Lafittie, CIA officials in “hypnotism training,” MK/Ultra, the findings of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, and the criminal involvement of Sergio Arcacha Smith and Emilio Santana.

“Billnitzer apparently committed suicide (shot himself twice) in his office the morning after being interviewed (by police investigators)…” (p. 115.) “…drugs put back on the street through the back door of the Houston Police Department but Billnitzer expanded his chief objective was to get these drugs off the streets permanently…” (p. 103.)

 

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David Ramirez Morales

 

A KALEIDIOSCOPE OF FACES ...

 

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The book was filled with bits, pieces and history of Intelligence operations and spies galore: A kaleidoscope of faces and bodies merged into each other as mingled smoke from the lanterns of crime:

Drug dealers, corrupt law enforcement, CIA contract assassins, mafia mercenaries, and “shadow government agents” like:

· CIA operative David Sanchez Morales.

· CIA operative Charles William Thomas.

· Dr. Sidney Gottlieb (Mk-Ultra) 

· Operative Vida June Cobb.

· Project Bluebird (Early MK program).

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CIA Operative David Atlee Phillips (Lee Oswald's CIA handler)

http://moviephilippines.blogspot.com/2013/11/jfk-in-his-time-and-ours.html

· JM/Wave CIA station in Miami, Florida

· ZR/Alert and ZR/Awake

 (5412 Committee Assasination Teams)

(hypnotically-controlled operations)

· Operative Nicholas Deak

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 Others ...

 

Steve Erdmann

St. Louis, MO

June 25th, 2017

 

Article was originally published in The UFO Digest from May and June, 2014 issues.

 

Part II of this article can be seen at http://ufodigest.com/article/psychotronics-0518.

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Mind Control Experiments went to Great Lengths

A second plot was discovered during President Kennedy’s trip to Miami on November 18, involving an attempt “From an office building with a high-powered rifle.”  The attempt was discovered on November 9, connecting Willie Somerset and right-wing extremist Joseph Milteer.

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Early events of the 1960s “foreshadowed” the evil to come.  “During the 1950s, an estimated three thousand salaried and contract CIA employees were engaged in propaganda efforts.  One of the biggest initial supporters was Philip L. Graham, publisher and owner of the Washington Post.”   At the end of June, 1963, Phil Graham was dead from a small-bore shotgun wound to the head.


If you missed Part I of this article click here!


“Anybody can commit a murder, but it takes an expert to commit a suicide,” said legendary CIA asset William (“Bill”) R. Corson.

TECHNICAL SERVICES (TSS)

Under the direction of the wicked Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, the CIA Technical Services Staff (TSS) utilized and experimented with a “huge arsenal,” comprised of:

#  Drugs and other mind-altering substances, that were given to “unwitting victims” for suicidal depression, brain tumors, cancer, death “from natural causes.”

#  “No trace” toxins, undetectable poison darts that could cause a fatal heart attack, programs such as MKULTRA, Artichoke, Paperclip, MKNAOMI.

#  Clandestine psychiatric facilities, programs in Mind Control, and obsessions with a Manchurian Candidate programmable assassin  (p. 268).   

Dino Brugioni testified at the Assassination Records Review Board

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Photo-analytic-expert and chief assistant, Dino Brugioni, of the National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC) in Washington investigated the famous Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination.

Dino Brugioni discovered “a second, ultra-classified Zapruder film event” in which a “lone Secret Service agent showed up at the NPIC” with a “different” Zapruder film; other employees were sworn to secrecy and no codename attached. “I was sworn to secrecy and it could not be divulged,” said Brugioni.

EIGHT SHOTS    

NPIC photo experts Dino Brugioni and Homer Mahon, in a 1997 interview at the Assassination Records Review Board (AARB), were “blunt…staggering”:  (as to how many shots were fired) “About eight shots...three different directions, at least…” 

UNDISGUISED CONTEMPT

Mary Meyer held an undisguised contempt for the C IA, including a “loathing” of Allen Dulles and spymaster Jim Angleton.  Former CIA contract operative Robert D. Morrow quoted his CIA boss, Marshall Diggs:

“There is a very prominent lady here in Washington who knows too much about the Company, its Cuban Operations, and more specifically about the president’s assassination.”  

In a startling conversation between Bernie Yoh and James Angleton in 1980 (Yoh ran Accuracy in Media: a mouth piece for extreme right-wing views) that he had captured Mary Meyer’s private diary.  “It’s her diary” Angleton said, and he gave a copy to Yoh (Bernie Yoh in a telephone interview by Leo Damore in October 30, 1990). 

“That woman that was killed in Georgetown,” Angleton said, “I took care of everything.” 

William L. Mitchell, a former member of the Army Special Forces kill team as a domestic component for the CIA and the National Security Agency, took orders from the CIA’s Domestic K Office (Mitchell’s residence at 1500 Arlington Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia was a CIA safe house); Mitchell confessed that in September 1964, he became part of a “surveillance team” that was monitoring Mary Meyer. 

Leo Damore quoted the diary: “She went to husb + husb to Angleton…her (something) too strong + too powerful.”

(Transcription of tape-recorded telephone conversation between Robert Crowley and Gregory Douglas, January 27, 1996.)

CONTROL OF EVERYTHING

Janney goes into great detail on how the CIA operation took place on the day of Mary Meyer’s murder, utilizing decoys, camouflage, radios, and a “highly trained assassin.”

“The answer, of course, was that the CIA operation was in control of everything.  Once Crump had become the designated patsy, the team knew where he was,” says Janney, “and what he was doing at all times, and especially what he was wearing. They had gone to great lengths to duplicate his clothing for the man standing over the body, who was to be seen by Wiggins.” 

Janney reveals that the telephone call that Mary’s brother-in-law, Ben Bradlee, received on the day of Mary’s murder was not just a “CIA friend,” but was in fact Wistar Janney, an employee of different directories in the Agency during the 1950s and 1060s (including the Office of Current Intelligence [OCI]). Bradlee recalled getting the call about 2:00 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.  That also was the time the corner had arrived at the murder scene. 

“Was it possible that his call to Ben Bradlee ‘just after lunch’ was designed not only to notify him of the event,” says Janney, “but begin the final piece of the ‘operation’---establish the identity of the murder victim?” 

CRITICS’ NEVER-ENDING ATTACKS 

Jacob G. Hornberger, president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, took issue with writer Nina Burleigh’s review of Janney’s research into Mary Meyer. Burleigh published a critical review of Janney’s book at The Daily Beast in which she insinuated that the alleged killer Raymond Crump did kill Mary Meyer and that the assassin William Mitchell was not involved (A Very Private Woman, 1998).  Burleigh criticized Leo Damore’s telephone conversation with Mitchell as nothing but “hearsay on hearsay and Damore isn’t alive to relate the details of his purported telephone conversation.”

Jacob GHornberger 

Founder and President of the Future of Freedom Foundation

http://moviespictures.org/biography/Hornberger,_Jacob_G.

 

But what I found fascinating, “ said Hornberger, “is that Burleigh failed to confront the other half of the problem: even if Mitchell wasn’t the assassin, there is still the problem of his possibly having been a fake witness who provided manufactured and perjured testimony in a federal criminal proceeding.”

Hornberger was suspicious of Burleigh’s failing to address William Mitchell by name, and he researched her book to possibly find out why.  It was apparent that Burleigh simply referred to Mitchell as “the jogger” and did not mention his name.  The other witness, Henry Wiggins Jr, is mentioned, however; why the distraction away from Mitchell? 

“We should keep in mind that a criminal-justice system depends on the integrity of the process,” said Hornberger.  “If one side or the other feels free to use fake witnesses and perjured testimony with impunity, knowing that no one within the government will ever investigate or prosecute it, then the entire criminal-justice system becomes worthless or, even worse, tyrannical.” 

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2012/04/jacob-hornberger/she-knew-too-much-about-jfks-murder/.

(Steve Erdmann continued to be suspicious of the many convenient deaths or disappearances of witnesses of varying degree and substance.)

Likewise, Janney-critic, Jim DiEugenio said that the book was full of errors and exaggerated investigation, often relying on less than credible testimony (in Janney’s favor, however, these DiEugenio remarks make one tend to thoughtfully ask: what was the history of the CIA Operation Mockingbird? [SE]): 

“After long and careful textual and source analysis, what does this book rely on to advance its theses?  It relies on people like Damore and Truitt who…simply were not reliable in the state they were in. It relies on a chimerical ‘diary’ that does not exist, and which the best evidence says was really a sketchbook.  It relies on so-called CIA documents that are demonstrative fakes originating from a proven forger.  It relies on a man like Leary whose story only surfaced 21 years later after he had somehow missed 25 opportunities to tell it.

“Like a contemporary Procrustes, the author then distorts the major characters to fit into his agenda.  If one recalls from Greek mythology, Procrustes was a bandit from Attica who would abduct people and then either stretch them or crush them to make them fit into an iron bed. This book stretches Mary Meyer beyond recognition, and crushes JFK beyond recognition.  It elongates Crump and then crushes Mitchell to fit into that iron bed.  The combination of its dubious information plus the distorted character portraits makes the volume look less like a book than a 17th century phantasmorgia.”

DiEugenio  (unfortunately) alleged that in an earlier version of the book, Janney was possibly also including in Kennedy’s visions for the future, secrets about UFOs and extraterrestrial beings (though, in Steve Erdmann’s purview, this would not have been that totally unsustainable), and even extending testimony from further unreliable sources, such as “serial fabricator.”

David Heyman:  http://www.ctka.net/2011/MJ-12_Preamble_I.html

(Author and researcher Seamus Coogan went through a ‘thunder jug’ series [a confusing kaleidoscope of intrigue and UFO events] of mysterious mentions and possible hoaxes of CIA, military intelligence personnel, findings by UFO researchers--such as Mark Pilkington and scientists such as the late chemical engineer Dr. Leon Davidson--who have, as yet [along with many other serious researchers], no real top or bottom to their findings.  Speaking characteristically of the first famous ‘flying saucer’ report of Kenneth Arnold: 

“Thus it wasn’t just many designs that had been tested, but technologies like radio control that were still relatively unknown to the post war public that had been explored for decades before the Arnold sightings on June the 24th, 1947.  This started the modern day UFO phenomena.  Whether the objects he saw that day were an alien entity, an infamous Vought ‘flying flap jack’ XF5U or a VI73, as Pilkington and Davidson say Arnold saw, some variation of the Northrop or a captured German Horten HO IX model, a prototype glider, or a UAV. All this is open to debate.”)

http://www.ctka.net/reviews/DiEugenio_Janney_Mary's_Mosaic.html.

MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS

The ending of the book is Janney’s description of the CIA culture as seen in and through the world of “multinational corporations,” including beginnings in the CIA’s Operation Paper-clip (and also “Operation zipper” pertaining to Kennedy’s murder [as written by CIA assistant deputy director Robert T. Crowley]).  As Crowley told author Gregory Douglas:  “…she made the mistake of running her mouth…she was threatening to talk."

Wistar Janney was an “ideal go-between, someone who could contact, signal, or coordinate, among all three men: Angleton, Brad Lee, and Cord Meyer,” according to Peter Janney.

WINDOW-DRESSING

Peter Janney came to know these CIA men as living “in a world that answered to no authority” which mocked the lobby slogan and motto at Langley:  “Ye shall know the truth and it shall set you free.”

“But it was nothing more than window-dressing, camouflage for ‘the ends justify the means’---the CIA’s true, unwritten code for dealing with anything, or anyone, that happened to inconveniently get in its way. And so it would be with Mary Pinchot Meyer.”       

“Perhaps the most chilling aspect of this mesmerizing book is the detailed and convincing manner in which it reveals the suffocating power of the official JFK assassination cover-up imposed by the U.S. government immediately after his death - the power to manipulate the media and to steal documents; the willingness to manipulate the judicial system by aggressively attempting to frame an innocent man for a crime he did not commit; and even the willingness to commit murder to silence one brave and respected citizen who was about to publicly oppose the sham conclusions of the Warren Report.   Mary Meyer paid for her bravery - and her loyalty - with her life, but Peter Janney has rewarded her courage by publicly revealing, for the first time, the true and complete story of her relationship with President Kennedy during the fateful final year of his life." (Douglas P. Horne, Chief Analyst for Military Records, The Assassination Records Review Board [ARRB] and author of Inside the Assassination Records Review Board: The U.S. Government’s Final Attempt to Reconcile the Conflicting Medical Evidence in the Assassination of JFK., Vols. I-V.

http://www.marysmosaic.net/.

VILLANOUS DARKNESS

“After Dallas, amid utter horror and shock, Mary had taken it upon herself to discover and make sense of the truth of the conspiracy that had taken place---only to realize the magnitude of the second conspiracy, a cover-up taking place right before her eyes,” continues Janney. “There, in her diary, she had reached an understanding---not only of the evil that had taken place in Dallas, but of the villainous darkness that was enveloping of America.”

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          THE MURDER OF MARY MEYER      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

On a chilly October 12, 1964 Monday morning, Mary Pinchot Meyer, a high-society socialite, (and also discovered paramour of the late assassinated President John F. Kennedy) became an assassination victim herself during her customary early morning walk to her art studio. 

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Author Peter Janney knew the Meyer family personally, as Janney’s father, Wistar Janney, was a career CIA operative and close friends with CIA chieftains Richard Helms, James Angleton, and Cord Meyer (Mary’s husband).  

“There was nothing pretty or easy about waking up early one morning in 2006 and finally realizing that my own father---Wistar Janney, a career high-level CIA officer---had been involved in the ‘termination’ of Mary Pinchot Meyer, someone I had grown to love and care about,” says Peter Janney.  “Yet there is another horror in the death of Mary Meyer, a horror that reaches far beyond the personal.  It is the intimate and undeniable connection between her murder and that of her lover, President John F. Kennedy, on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.”  

(Mary’s Mosaic, Peter Janney, Skyhorse Publishing, 307 West36th Street, 11th floor, New York, N.Y. 10018 
info@skyhorsepublishing.com, www.skyhorsepublishing.com, 2012, 548 pages, $26.95.)

For more information or to purchase this book from AMAZON.COM simply click on its title:  Mary's Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace
 

MISSING LINKS

Janney begins an excursion through the arrest and trial of a young twenty-five-year-old Raymond Crump, Jr., the accused murderer of Mary Meyer.  Under the skillful counsel of defense attorney Dovey Roundtree, Crump’s attorney was able to disintegrate the accusations and charges brought against her client.  Despite prosecution’s determined “declaration of war” on Ray Crump, Roundtree meticulously dodged and rebuffed the prosecution’s manipulations of justice.  On Friday, July 30, 1965, the jury found Raymond Crump, Jr., not guilty of the murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer.  Yet, Roundtree had discovered a deeper mystery in the forensic history.

Janney explains: “Dovey Roundtree never abandoned her belief that Ray had been a scapegoat, a ‘patsy,’ who had been set up to take the fall. ‘So far as I am concerned,’ wrote Roundtree in 2009, ‘there is in the complex and tangled web of certain truth and unconfirmed rumor, of the inference and speculation and intrigue that surrounds the life and death of Mary Pinchot Meyer a single critical fact: Raymond Crump’s innocence in her murder.’” 

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Raymond Crump Jr., being arrested 

http://www.ctka.net/reviews/DiEugenio_Janney_Mary's_Mosaic.html.


Joseph W. Shimon floated in the highest of government circles.  He was a special White House Aide, Washington Police Inspector, liaison to the CIA, U.S Attorney’s office, U.S Secret Service, the Mob, and an official assassin:

“People are eliminated,” said Shimon to his daughter in the spring of 1965.  “Honey, you don’t know how many people are just eliminated, just on the operating table alone.  They just need to be disposed of.   And don’t ever believe what you read in the newspapers. It’s all made up…among my many jobs, I used to kill people.  The government hired me to kill people. It’s a job…you have to, if that’s what you’re told to do.”  (Shimon, interviewed by Peter Janney, February 15, 2007.)   


Roundtree further pondered the mysterious phone calls she received, the disappearance of a stalled Nash Rambler and an accompanying “repair order,” as well as the mention of “Mary’s diary having been sequestered by the CIA all these years,” linking Mary’s affair with the assassinated president.   

“Who, then, was the man that Henry Wiggins had seen standing over Mary’s corpse less than fifteen seconds after the fatal second shot was fired?” asks Janney.  “His pristine, unstained clothes appeared to match the clothes worn by Ray Crump that morning.”

NEW LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING

Janney says that achieving a “new level of understanding in the case” would include a look at “a number of heretofore unseen details, events, experiences, and people.”  (p. 144.)

Author Peter Janney

“Another author, Leo Damore, met with Janney in 1992 while working on his own Meyer project.  Damore had written a bestseller about Senator Edward Kennedy and Chappaquiddick, and he was hot on the trail of Meyer’s killer, or so he confided to Janney.  Damore never finished his book, however.  In 1995 he committed suicide.  Years later, Janney bought Damore’s research files, using them as the basis for ‘Mary’s Mosaic.’

“James H. Smith, a Falmouth lawyer, was among those encouraging Janney to keep digging.  Smith worked for the Kennedy family years ago and knew Damore well. Now 82, he never believed the Warren Commission’s version of JFK’s murder, says Smith today, and finds nothing outlandish in Janney’s the-CIA-did-it scenario.

‘I think Peter’s hit a home run,’ Smith said.’”

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2012/05/25/janney/St45JbWsY5VXTVbPKzAG7M/story.html.

 

Mary had several suitors before her death.  One such admirer was Robert (“Bob”) L. Schwartz who was a young naval officer and a journalist who came to know Mary as a very idealistic woman and a pacifist, but ultimately called her “a prima ballerina assoluta.”  “She was what women were meant to be,” said Schwartz.

Cord Meyer, “a charismatic war veteran,” Yale graduate, congressman, dated and eventually married Mary Pinchot.  Cord decided to work for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the Directorate of Plans in 1951, “the CIA’s most secretarial division dedicated to the manipulation of world order.”

Janney says:  “Somewhere in the bowels of the Washington E Street offices of the newly formed CIA, Cord Meyer transformed all his poetic, insightful visionary wisdom into perfecting schemes and strategies for America’s greater power and control, the often subtle but effective attempts at world domination---no matter what the cost.”

Mary felt a disdain for the CIA and its “mission.”  Janney quotes an anonymous source:  “Mary absolutely detested Allen Dulles and everything he stood for.  She compared him to Machiavelli, only worse.”  (p. 184.)

Cord and Mary grew apart, possibly due to Cord’s alcoholism, possibly due to Cord’s obsessive life in the CIA, but also due to Mary’s affair with (in his appearance only) “Italian noble” Jean Pierre.  The Meyers were divorced.  Shortly following these events, Michael Pinchot Meyer (the son) was hit and killed by an automobile driver.  During these sordid circumstances, Cord  became director of the CIA’s black project: Operation Mockingbird.

“Having infiltrated more than twenty-five newspapers and wire agencies, Operation Mockingbird had successfully manipulated the American media to promote the CIA viewpoint…an estimated three thousand salaried and contract CIA employees were engaged in propaganda efforts.”

October 12, 1964 - Mary Pinchot Meyer is murdered in broad daylight on the C & O Canal towpath in Georgetown, three weeks after the release of the Warren Report.

The CIA did not take kindly to an expose’ of their media control operation in Ramparts Magazine.  “CIA operative Edgar Applewhite was ordered to operate a campaign to smear the publication and then tender it financially bankrupt,” says Janney.  (p. 192.) 

Further CIA conquests included the CIA surveillance of Alfred McCoy’s The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia.  The book revealed that American intelligence had collaborated with the drug trade dating back as far as World War II.  CIA involvement extended about the globe resulting in the “death squads” in Central America (p. 195).  Janney talks about a “CIA-led assassination campaign throughout Southeast Asia, Operation Phoenix, (which) made matters even worse.”

THE LSD PARLANCE

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Mary’s friends Anne and Jim Truitt began an interest in psychedelic states of consciousness and, according to Jim Truitt, Mary first experimented with psychedelics in 1958, but Janney says a legendary Alfred M. Hubbard (a former World War II OSS agents, uranium entrepreneur) “first introduced her to such exploration.”  Dr. Oscar Janiger, a Los Angeles Psychiatrist, was also a member to Hubbard’s visits.  Hubbard was very distrustful of the CIA’s exploration of LSD.  “The CIA work stinks,” said Hubbard, “they were misusing it…when they were killing people, you couldn’t tell them a goddamn thing.”

Janney says:  “In addition to the CIA, the U.S Army, and Britain’s M16 all had a keen interest in using LSD and other hallucinogens for chemical warfare, in what they hoped would be ‘mind control.’”  In one incident, in 1951, the CIA’s Fort Detrick, Maryland had used a crop-duster airplane to cover the town of Pont-Saint-Esprit in Southern France with an aerosol of LSD.  “Four people committed suicide before the trauma subsided.”

Frank Olson, a CIA chemical warfare expert, became, in the eyes of his peers, a “security risk” and was supposedly thrown out of his tenth-floor hotel window.  It was in his world of high-society intrigue, that Mary’s drug interest expanded.

It was suspected that Mary visited Timothy Leary, the LSD guru, during the early 1960s.  That interest would become entwined with her friendship with Jack Kennedy. 

JACK KENNEDY AND MARY MEYER     

Mary became Friends with her neighbor Jack Kennedy starting somewhere about 1957.  Over a number of years, that friendship turned into a closer attraction.

“Mary’s primary attraction for Jack may have ultimately been trust---in the end,” says Janney, “love’s most powerful aphrodisiac."

Richard Helms: The man who kept the JFK secrets

Mary contacted Doctor Timothy Leary about his research and connection to the Harvard Psilocybin Project.  “Leary depicted Mary Meyer,” says Janney, “as a kind of missionary for the ascension of world peace through the sagacious use of hallucinogens…an opportune mind-altering experience in the lives of powerful political figures, specifically the leader of the free world…”

Leary’s harassment by the government and his eventual arrest and imprisonment only temporarily stifled his investigation of the murder of his Friend, Mary Meyer.   

“Upon his release from prison in 1976, having read the National Enquirer expose’ about Mary’s affair with Jack published earlier that year, Leary would attempt a second investigation of Mary’s murder,” says Janney, “after coming across a copy of Deborah Davis’ book Katharine the Great  at the home of his friends Jon and Carolyn Bradshaw.”

EVOLVING TRAJECTORY  

According to Janney, the Meyer-Kennedy affair began around January, 1962 and perhaps earlier. Both Meyer and the Kennedys, Jack and Bobby, had a growing distrust of Allen Dulles and his increasing exploits, including the Cuban Bay of Pigs, Operation Northwoods, and other nefarious CIA shenanigans.

“Mary’s longtime commitment to world peace, coupled with Jack’s broadening insight that peace, not armed conflict,” says Janney, “was the right path forward, inevitably made an important asset. After the Cuban Missile Crisis, the President’s evolving political trajectory would increasingly isolate him from his own National Security Apparatus.” 

During the Cuban missile crisis, both the U.S military and the CIA, says Janney, were secretly operating unilaterally doing whatever they could to intensify tensions that could ignite a war.

“But in the shadows, evil was very much alive, stalking not only the republic but the president,” says Janney.  “Not only were the Joint Chiefs of Staff enraged that Cuba had been attacked, but were also indignant that Kennedy had made concessions to Khrushchev.”    

Author and researcher Leo Damor told Janney about a confidential source who revealed that Mary and Jack Kennedy had taken “a mild LSD trip” in the summer of 1959. Following this episode, Kennedy pushed for a Nuclear Arms Treaty.

SECURITY OF THE SLAVE 

Mary Meyer and Jack Kennedy’s new found philosophy of world peace could be seen in his address at American University, dubbed his “peace speech”:  “Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war.  Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave.  I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, that kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children---not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women – not merely peace in our time but peace for all time.”

THE OSWALD SYNCHRONISM  

An assassination attempt on Jack Kennedy was planned for November 2, 1963.  The plot would entail multiple gunmen, and a designated patsy, ex-marine Thomas Arthur Vallee.  Like Oswald, Thomas Vallee had also served at a U-2 base in Japan under the Joint Technical Advisory Group (JTAG), the CIA’s code name for its U-2 spy plane surveillance unit.  Like Lee Harvey Oswald, Vallee “found work” in the fall of November, 1963 in a building next to a L-shaped turn on  the route of the Presidential motorcade.  The plot, however, was foiled.

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The entire complex plan to blame Oswald for a crime that he did not commit, a crime that had even taken place when the CIA began to lay a trail that would inexorably lead to an innocent man, involved cables to Mexican police authorities, instructions from the CIA to its Mexico City assets, in the police department there to arrest and silence witness at the Cuban embassy, a citizen of Mexico, who would not accept the false CIA legend and subsequently the use of demagoguery to present a false legend to the Warren Commission as fact. Each action by the CIA, including its destruction of its own files when an inquiry began, is a building block in the case against the CIA for its part in the assassination.” (Mark Lane, Last Word, p. 285.)

Click here to enlarge top photo. - The former Texas School Book Depository building, left, now known as the Sixth Floor Museum, overlooks Dealey Plaza in Dallas.

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-columns/20131114-the-wisdom-in-leaving-dealey-plaza-to-visitors-imaginations.ece.

Mark Lane

(Last Word: My Indictment of the CIA in the Murder of JFK, Mark Lane, Skyhorse Publishing, www.skyhorsepublishing.com, 307 West 36th Street, 11th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10018, info@skyhorsepublishing.com, 2011, 300 pages, $24.95.)

Such is a nutshell-review of Mark Lane’s conclusion of a lifetime investigation into the reasons and facts behind the November 22, 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Mark Lane is an attorney and also an author of nine books, including Rush to Judgment and Plausible Denial.

Lane painstakingly devotes chapters to the analysis of the various scenarios constituting a case against the CIA and its methods to destroy and control the public.

FROM MAUSERS TO CIA ASSETS

In a cavalcade of topics, Mark Lane reviews arguments and scenes from the assassination. I will selectively choose only a few, leaving many other portions for the reader’s perusal.

# The Jean Hill testimony about the four to six shots she heard in the Dallas Dealey Plaza: “…shots had come from behind a wooden fence on the grassy knoll.” Arlen Specter, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, also author of the infamous “single-bullet-theory,” confronted Jean Hill in about the same way that Specter questioned Anita F. Hill in the Clarence Thomas hearings. “She said that Specter did everything possible to force her to state that she had heard only three shots and that none of them came from the grassy knoll. Jean told me that Specter said that he would release the rumor that she had an extramarital affair and that in the end she would end up looking as if she was crazy, ‘just as Oswald’s mother had.’ She said that he wanted her to accept the conclusions that he had reached before he met her.” Jean Hill added: “He was so mean I could hardly believe it.”

Such temperaments will be seen throughout JFK assassination debates and groups, often not only as a sign of narcissism (and other psychological aberrations), but also possibly a sign of the extent of the CIA psyops and psywar issued by that agency and its infiltration into the media and the lives of Americans. 

# The finding of the 7.65 German Mauser on the sixth floor of the Texas Book Depository building on November22, 1963. Deputy Constable Seymour Weitzman made a sworn statement describing the Mauser, including its 4/18 telescopic sight. Lieutenant J.C. Day also examined the weapon.  The next day, the Mauser turned into an Italian Manlicher-Carcano 6.5. “I wondered how anyone who had looked at that weapon could have identified it differently.” Says Lane, “The Italian rifle became part of the foundation upon which the government built its case, but as it turns out it, too, became suspect.”

# Lane quotes Tip O’neill, the former speaker of the house, as to how the FBI intimidated him to change his testimony that he heard two shots that came behind the knoll fence. “I told the FBI what I had heard, but they said it couldn’t have happened that way and that I must have been imagining things,” said O’neill, “so I testified the way they wanted me to.”

# Lane outlines interesting facts about witness Acquilla Clemons: Clemons was an eyewitness to the murder of Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit; she said that two men had been involved in the murder, one was “kind of heavy” and the other “was tall and then thin and wore light Khaki trousers and a white shirt.” When shown a picture of Oswald, Miss Clemons said that Oswald was not one of the two men she had seen. Clemons said that one man fired at Tippit, the other waved to his partner and they both “ran from the scene in opposite directions.”  Lane said that Clemons’ comments were “corroborated by other witnesses who saw men running from the scene and who stated that Oswald was not one of them.”   

Clemons said she had been threatened by two men who said they worked for the Dallas Police Department “and ordered her not to talk.” They wore guns and threatened that if she talked to anyone she “might get hurt” if she talked to the Warren Commission, she “might get killed.”    

The Warren Commission dismissed her claims as “speculation and rumor.” The Commission claimed, says Lane, “…such a women did not exist.” Lane testified about Clemons in July, 1964. During September, 1964, Dorothy Kilgallen conducted an additional intervention. 

“She was a courageous woman who came forward to tell the truth about what she witnessed,” says Lane, “although her life had been threatened.” (p. 27.)

A METHOD TO SUPPRESS THEM 

Lane talks about the life and, later, death of Dorothy Kilgallen, a columnist for the New York Journal-American (Dorothy had been actively investigating the Kennedy assassination and obtained “a copy of Jack Ruby’s testimony, the classified top secret” files); both, Dorothy and Mark Lane, exchanged information on the topic. 

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The author/editor Lee Israel in her Manhattan apartment: She believed Dorothy Kilgallen was murdered.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/24/books/24forg.html?_r=0.

“She knew that the FBI had focused its legions upon our work,” says Lane. “She wrote in the Journal-American (that) the FBI ‘might have been more profitably employed in probing the facts of the case rather than how I got them.’ Of course, it was not the facts that the FBI sought – it was instead a method to suppress them.”  

Following Dorothy’s interview with Jack Ruby in 1965, she told Florence Smith, and other friends, that she was about to “break the case wide open.” She gave her notes to Smith. On November 18, 1965, Dorothy died; two days later, Florence died of a cerebral hemorrhage.  All of the notes could not be located. Researcher Richard Kollmar told Lane “that Dorothy had died because of her efforts to investigate the assassination.” Kollmar refused to talk any further. Unfortunately, in 1971 Kollmar committed suicide. Biographer and Editor Lee Israel examined all her available evidence on Kilgallon. “She concluded that Dorothy had been murdered,” says Lane.

ROY CRAIG

Deputy Sheriff Roger D. Craig’s observations on November 22 proved to be extremely important:  1) He interviewed Arnold Rowland and his wife who saw two men on the sixth floor of the book depository building, one with a rifle and telescopic site. 2) He was about eight feet from Deputy Sheriff Eugene Bloom when the German Mauser was found, followed by Dallas Police Captain Will Fritz doing an official police identification. The CIA’s Top Secret memo still listed the rifle (on November 25, 1963) as a German Mauser and not an Italian-Mannlicher-Carcano; says Lane: “Apparently the interagency coordination was imperfect.”

Sheriff Roger D. Craig

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Cancun Riviera Maya Sargassum Seaweed Mexico

The Mexican has invested $200 Million Pesos to clean the Cancun´s beaches at all. 


Credits : Oscar Cadena

With an investment of 200 million pesos, this Wednesday begins work to install the first barrier in Punta Nizuc, in Cancun, which aims to divert the sargassum into the sea and redirect it with the help of wind and natural marine currents. The objective is to avoid massive coverage of the coastline, and generate greater environmental and economic impacts to the Mexican Caribbean. As before, the sargassum that remains on the shore of the beaches will be manually removed and deposited in places of final disposal. The sargasso will be removed with seven structures that the government of Quintana Roo hired from the Goimar Goimsa Group, and the collection will be carried out through amphibious bands or suction bands, explained to El Universal the titutal of the Secretariat of Ecology and Environment of Quintana Roo (Semaqroo), Alfredo Arellano Guillermo. The first fence will serve as a pilot, the other remaining will be placed later in Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Mahahual and Puerto Morelos. Yesterday, during the private meeting that members of the state cabinet held with hoteliers, and in a second open meeting with social sectors, academics and organized civil society, the project to contain sargassum was announced. They explained that the problem is not going to be solved, because it depends on the currents and the winds, but it can reduce the amount (of sargassum) that reaches the beach. They are plastic barriers, canvas, buoys to float, with a width to the bottom of 50 centimeters, to retain the sargasso & quot ;. Also, the owner of Ecology and Environment clarified that "the type of mesh does not threaten the fauna, which can go under it, without any problem. & Quot; For his part, the coordinator of advisers to the state government, Felipe Ornelas said that the work of collecting on land will be maintained along with the diversion of algae in the sea, to avoid burying sargassum on beaches, under the own sand, otherwise, there would be significant environmental impacts on the ecosystem, for example, it would change the color of the beach, its composition and quality.


We recently reported on the unusual amounts of seaweed or pelagic Sargassum that are washing ashore on beaches throughout the Mexican Caribbean. This is not confined to the state of Quintana Roo, the Caribbean islands and the Gulf coast of the United States, from Texas to Florida, are reporting similar experiences. While it is natural for seaweed to come ashore after storms and for warmer water temperatures in the summer to cause it to breed more quickly (a phenomenon known as a bloom), such large quantities of seaweed are rare.




What is pelagic Sargassum?
Two species of pelagic Sargassum are washing ashore, they are also known as Common Gulfweed (Sargassum natans) and Broad-toothed Gulfweed (Sargassum fluitans). Sargassum comes from the Portuguese word sargaço, which means “little grapes,” a reference to the air-filled bladders that enables it to float on the surface and move with the currents. Unlike other algae that are rooted in the seabed or attached to rocks or corals, it can grow and reproduce as it drifts through the water. And when fragments break off the main plant, they can also reproduce, contributing to the formation of carpets of seaweed.
Pelagic Sargassum is associated with the Sargasso Sea in the Atlantic Ocean where vast beds of this free-floating seaweed are a habitat for many creatures such as microscopic plants, shells, shrimp, tiny crabs, sea horses and eels and are a nursery for four species of baby turtles and fish, including jacks, tuna and mahi-mahi. In fact, 120 species of fish and more than 120 invertebrates make their home among the plants. Migrating schools of fish also use the dense mats of weed as a refuge from predators such as sailfish and marlin, and seabirds and shore birds feed on the seaweed’s bounty.
Ocean currents such as the Gulf Stream, the North Atlantic Current and the North Equatorial Current transport Sargassum and it is found naturally in the northern Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Yet mats and lines of it are now being seen in areas where it has not been reported before or is very rare, and blooms have been reported in areas of the Atlantic not directly associated with the Sargasso Sea, such as the coast of South America. There may be multiple sources for the seaweed proliferation currently affecting the Caribbean and it may come ashore in different locations at different times during the year.




Where does the seaweed affecting the Mexican Caribbean come from?
To date, the origin of the Sargassum coming ashore on the coast of Quintana Roo and other parts of the Caribbean is unknown, however, marine biologist Rosa Rodriguez Martinez of the National Autonomous University of Mexico Marine Research Field Station in Puerto Morelos told us about one possible theory. It may come from as far afield as the coast of Brazil, thousands of kilometers to the south.
This was the source area for a massive island of seaweed spotted in April 2011 to the north of the Amazon estuary in Brazil where it had never been seen before. By July the same year it had dispersed into smaller patches and tons of it were washing up on beaches in the Eastern Caribbean from Trinidad to the Dominican Republic, where it became known as “the golden tide.” Ocean currents had even taken it across the Atlantic to West Africa, where it affected a stretch of coastline from Sierra Leone to Ghana.
Deforestation continues unchecked in the Amazon Basin and northern Brazil and without tree roots to anchor them tropical soils are easily eroded. It is thought that higher than average rainfall levels in 2010 and 2011 washed greater amounts of soil, organic waste, fertilizers and other chemicals into the sea. This influx of nutrients, which could also have been supplemented by nutrients from upwellings of colder water at sea and dust from the Sahara, may have provided optimum conditions for the alga to thrive.




Why is there so much seaweed at caribbean beaches
Theories abound on what is causing the seaweed to bloom in such huge quantities
Rising water temperatures due to climate change and excessive nutrients from nitrate fertilizers, pesticides and waste that find their way into the ocean are thought to be important factors. The water temperatures in the Caribbean are warmer this year and traces of chemicals can affect the balance of the marine ecosystem in many ways.
Other theories are that the appearance of drifting mats of Sargassum may be due to changes in wind patterns linked to El Niño that affect the ocean currents that circle the Sargasso Sea or that it is an environmental impact that can be traced to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico or to oil exploration. Other scientists attribute it to the use of certain types of pesticides in southern US, Colombia and Brazil that find their way into rivers and then into the sea.
Different factors may have come into play in different areas affected by Sargassum. Marine biologists do not know yet whether this is a rare event and or whether it will prove to be cyclical.




When seaweed comes ashore
Seaweed has always washed ashore on the Quintana Roo coast; it is a natural occurrence. The fact that this season it is doing so in much larger quantities does not mean that the beaches of the Mexican Caribbean are dirty or polluted. In fact, Cancun was recently awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for six of its beaches, an international standard of excellence for beach cleanliness and many other area beaches in in the process of applying for Blue Flag certification.
When Sargassum is beached, marine creatures that are trapped die and begin to decay; this is what causes the distinctive, short-lived fishy odor, not the seaweed itself.
Although seaweed is completely harmless and does not sting, it is a good idea to shower after swimming in the sea and wash your swimsuit. Sometimes microscopic creatures called hydrozoa, tiny jellyfish or sand flies are trapped in the weed and a few of them may occasionally cause a rash, by rinsing thoroughly you will be eradicating them.




What’s being done?
Beach cleaning is being carried out on a daily basis in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel and other resort areas such as Akumal, Tulum and Mahahual. In the third week of July, the Federal Government authorized additional funds for Municipal governments to hire more people to clean the beaches and conservation groups, soldiers and people from all walks of life are also volunteering to help remove the seaweed that washes ashore.
As it is sea turtle season, most cleaning is done manually and there are restrictions on heavy machinery such as bulldozers that could damage nests and their precious eggs. In Cancun, the authorities have given permission for lightweight diggers to be used during the day and only on the sand that is closest to the waves. The methods used will be carefully controlled to prevent damage to the beaches.
Reconnaissance flights and boat patrols will keep track of patches of seaweed as they move north through the Yucatan Channel, identifying those that could make landfall.
All along the coast, turtle guardians are keeping an eye on adult turtles coming ashore to nest on beaches where there may be seaweed and will watch over the hatchlings as they are born later in the season to ensure that they do not become entangled in it.
The local authorities, hotel associations and Mexican environmental agencies SEMARNAT and CONANP are working with local biologists, and experts from the Universidad Autónoma de México on a statewide cleaning and disposal plan for the seaweed.
Once the salt has leached out of seaweed it can be composted and it makes an excellent fertilizer. In Puerto Morelos, some of the seaweed removed from the beaches is already being deposited in an old quarry and it could eventually be used in the parks and gardens.
In other areas of the Mexican Caribbean, although not in Cancun, the seaweed is being buried in the dunes and the soil formed will boost plant growth. Seaweed anchors the sand and helps protect the shoreline from erosion. When seaweed is left to decompose naturally on the sand, it actually contributes to the growth of the beach.
Sargassum is consumed in other parts of the world or given to farm animals as part of a dietary supplement and it is believed to have healing properties. These uses may also be studied as part of the disposal program.




Satellite tracking
Government and tourism officials and local institutions are now in contact with experts from Texas A & M University who are working with NASA to use satellite imagery to track the floating patches of seaweed as they are move through the Caribbean, the Yucatan Channel and the Gulf of Mexico. With more information they can forecast when larger patches of seaweed are approaching the coast and can plan accordingly. This project also monitors the Sargasso situation in the Caribbean islands, from Grenada and Barbados to Puerto Rico.
In another initiative, the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory at the University of Southern Mississippi is collecting reports from all over the Caribbean. Using the information they receive from different parts of the Caribbean, the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, satellite imagery and the movements of marine currents they can identify Sargassum source areas, track the floating seaweed and try to understand why it is reproducing so quickly.




Beach cleaning at Royal Resorts
At Royal Resorts beach cleaning brigades are out every morning. The fact that they work before the hottest part of the day means that you may not see them but they are doing their utmost to keep the sand looking beautiful.
We will give you further updates on the seaweed and the beach cleaning program as more information becomes available.

Sources and Further Information:
Maestra en Ciencias Rosa Rodriguez Martinez, Unidad de Sistemas Arrecifales del Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Puerto Morelos
Doyle, E and J Franks. 2015

Sargassum Fact Sheet. Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute
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Uruguay e Cuba resteranno per ora i soli paesi latinoamericani dove l'interruzione di gravidanza è legale. In Argentina si è persa un'opportunità storica per rimuovere una piaga sociale e umana che ogni anno uccide oltre 50 donne, soprattutto povere.

Il senato federale ha rovesciato il parere positivo espresso dalla Camera e ora bisogna ricominciare daccapo. E questo perché a differenza della Camera dove i deputati sono eletti in proporzione agli abitanti, e fanno quindi la parte del leone Buenos Aires e la sua provincia, in Senato siedono 3 rappresentanti per ogni provincia indipendentemente dal numero di abitanti.

Il blocco delle province del Nord, quelle più povere e più conservatrici è stato decisivo per fare prevalere un No che la Chiesa cattolica celebra come vittoria.

Ci sono state infatti fortissime pressioni dei vescovi sui senatori perché respingessero la legge, ubbidendo i desiderata arrivati direttamente dal Vaticano. Resta comunque l'enorme mobilitazione delle femministe, degli studenti e delle tantissime donne che a partire dal movimento #NonUnadeMenos, nato a Buenos Aires nel 2015, sono diventati un soggetto politico che detta l'agenda.

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Argentina Abortion protest

  • The Argentine Senate voted 38 to 31 against a proposed measure that would have legalized a woman's right to seek an abortion into the 14th week of pregnancy.
  • Senators announced the vote results after an impassioned debate that ran into the early hours of Thursday.
  • Women in Argentina are currently only legally permitted to seek abortions in cases of rape or if the mother's health is at risk.
  • Uruguay and Cuba are the only Latin American countries that now have broadly legalized abortion.

Argentine senators rejected a bill to legalize abortion after an impassioned debate ran into the early hours of Thursday, pushing back against a groundswell of support from a surging abortion rights movement.

The Senate voted 38 to 31 against the proposed measure, which would have legalized a woman's right to seek an abortion into the 14th week of pregnancy. The bill had narrowly passed in the lower house in July.

Families and clergy in baby-blue bandanas gathered outside the congressional palace as the result came in just before 3 a.m., waving Argentine flags in support of the Catholic Church's anti-abortion stance in Pope Francis' home country.

"What this vote showed is that Argentina is still a country that represents family values," anti-abortion activist Victoria Osuna, 32, told Reuters.

Current Argentine law only permits abortions in cases of rape, or if the mother's health is at risk.

'This is not over'

Argentina protest for abortion legalization

Abortion rights supporters, clad in green bandanas that have become a symbol of the movement, danced to drum lines and swarmed the city's streets to the end, despite a biting wind and cold rain.

Many had camped in front of Argentina's National Congress since Wednesday night.

"I'm still optimistic. It didn't pass today, but it will pass tomorrow, it will pass the next day," said abortion rights supporter Natalia Carol, 23. "This is not over."

Demonstrations outside Congress were largely peaceful, but small groups of protesters clashed with police following the results.

Some protesters through firebombs and set up flaming barricades, according to the Associated Press. Police officers responded to the non-peaceful demonstrations with tear gas.

Uruguay and Cuba are the only Latin American countries that now have broadly legalized abortion.

In Brazil, the Supreme Court is set to consider whether current law, which allows terminating pregnancies only in cases of rape, fetal deformation or when the mother's life is in danger, is unconstitutional.

But passing a pro-abortion law will face hurdles in Brazil's increasingly conservative Congress, with a growing Evangelical Christian caucus that is staunchly opposed.

Women's rights advocates, however, hope that a more liberal judiciary in Brazil will at least decriminalize abortion to help avoid deaths from botched terminations in a country where hundreds of thousands of women resort to clandestine clinics each year.

Ahead of the Senate vote in Argentina, President Mauricio Macri called the debate "a win for democracy." Macri said he was personally against abortion, but would sign the bill if it passed.

"Regardless of the result, today, democracy wins," Macri said ahead of the vote.

Thousands of women have died in illegal abortions

Argentina's abortion rights movement, backed by feminist groups galvanized in recent years to stop violence against women, argued that the bill would end unregulated abortions that government data show as the leading cause of maternal deaths.

There are at least 350,000 illegal abortions in Argentina every year, the Ministry of Health estimates, though international human rights groups say the number may be higher, with dozens of women dying each year as a result. 

Activists have estimated that since 1983, at more than 3,000 women in the country have died of illegal abortions.

The move to legalize abortion in Argentina is a "public health and human rights imperative," said New York-based Human Rights Watch.

"Just because the bill got shot down, it will not stop the movement," said Paula Avila-Guillen, a director of Women's Equality Center, an abortion rights advocacy group. "We will be there at the next legislative opportunity."

Pope Francis, who is from Argentina, denounced abortion earlier this year, calling it the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program. He urged families to "accept the children that God gives to them."

Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage in 2010.

The movement Ni Una Menos, or Not One Less, was launched in the country in recent years to fight violence against women.

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El próximo lunes 13 de agosto inicia la segunda temporada de Reto 4 Elementos. Naturaleza Extrema, el programa será transmitido de lunes a jueves a las 8.30PM por Canal 5.

La conducción de Reto 4 Elementos. Naturaleza Extrema, nuevamente estará a cargo de Montserrat Oliver, a quien ahora se suma el actor Cristián de la Fuente, para ser los guías de los participantes de esta extrema e intensa competencia.

Reto 4 Elementos. Naturaleza Extrema pondrá a prueba la resistencia física y mental de 28 contendientes, al enfrentarse en las pistas de los elementos primordiales: agua, tierra, aire y fuego.

Bazooka y Yavidan serán nuevamente los comentaristas de esta emisión. Yurem, participante de la primera temporada de este reality, se integrará como conductor digital.

La Riviera Maya será la locación donde, una vez más, se desarrollen las competencias de Reto 4 Elementos. Naturaleza Extrema. Ahora con pistas renovadas y más extremas, nuevos retos y sorprendentes dinámicas. “El Inframundo”, zona de castigo de esta competencia, será realmente un lugar temible.

También las instalaciones de “La Aldea” han sido totalmente renovadas, creando un mejor espacio para el descanso, recuperación y convivencia entre los competidores.

Al igual que en la primera temporada de este reality, en esta nueva emisión, el ganador de la contienda será coronado como “Maestro de los 4 Elementos” y recibirá una importante suma de dinero.

En esta temporada de Reto 4 Elementos. Naturaleza Extrema participan 7 equipos, integrados de la siguiente manera:

· Equipo Xports: Yann Lobo Martín, Irving Cárdenas, Ella Bucio, Paulina Laborie.

· Equipo Modelos: Mariana Berumen, Giovanna Romo, Pablo Hütt, Ulises Ariel.

· Equipo Fitness: Raúl Victoria, Pedro “Pico” García, Mónica Aceves, Cecilia Aguilera.

· Equipo Actores: Adrián Di Monte, Julio Camejo, Mariana Ávila, Sachi Tamashiro.

· Equipo Futbolistas: Jonathan Kuri, Silverio Rocchi, Paulette Gallardo, María Luisa Ballina.

· Equipo Comediantes: Isaac Salame, Verónica Jaspeado, Eduardo Talavera, Mariana Echeverría.

· Equipo Combatientes: Alan Llado, Frank Gómez, Pamela Ramírez, Aldonza González.

LOS EQUIPOS



XPORTS

Irving Cárdenas / 29 años. Ciudad de México.
Es licenciado en Arquitectura, pero actualmente se dedica a los tatuajes. Ha practicado natación, tae kwon do, gimnasia y futbol, entre otros. En levantamiento de pesas ha competido a nivel estatal en la categoría Mens Physique, obteniendo el primer lugar en 2017.

Yann Lobo Martín / 23 años. Ciudad de México.
Ha practicado surf, tiro con arco, skate, patines agresivos y capoeira. Estuvo en la Selección Mexicana de Hockey Sobre Hielo y en la Selección Mexicana de Rugby. Dedicado al Parkour compitiendo en diferentes países, entró a la clasificatoria de la competencia más importante a nivel mundial de Parkour, en Grecia.

Paulina Laborie / 26 años. Ciudad de México.
Estudió Dirección de Empresas de Entretenimiento. Empezó a practicar ballet cuando tenía cinco años. A los 17, se fue a Los Ángeles a un camp intensivo de Baile y actualmente está certificada en Fit Dance y como instructora de fitness. Jugó futbol mientras cursaba la universidad. Como instructora, Paulina se enfoca en ejercicio funcional. No está peleada con el gimnasio, pero prefiere trabajar con ejercicios dinámicos, lúdicos y baile.

Ella Bucio / 20 años. Ciudad de México.
Estudió Artes circenses en la Escuela de Circo de Bruselas. Actualmente es experta en Parkour. De los 4 a los 13 años practicó gimnasia artística. Ha practicado diversos deportes entre ellos, el trapecio volante. A los 18 años y para poder pagar sus estudios en Bruselas incursionó como Stunt (dobles de acción).


MODELOS

Mariana Berumen / 26 años. León.
Ha practicado box, crossfit, spinning, remo, kickbox, trx y natación. En 2012 ganó el título “Miss World México” con el que representó a México en China. También participó en Mexico´s Next Top Model.

Giovanna Romo / 33 años. Ciudad de México.
Imagen a nivel mundial de Smirnoff. Vocera e imagen por tercer año de Maja (Grisi). Protagonista de la segunda temporada de la teleserie “A corazón abierto”.

Pablo Hütt / 29 años. Ciudad de México.
Modelo. Personal trainery. Ex futbolista. Durante 12 años jugó futbol en Guatemala, El Salvador y Tailandia. En 2017 representó a México en futbol y ganó medalla de bronce en la Universidad Mundial de Taipei. Hace dos años se retiró del balompié y se convirtió en trainer. La frase que lo define es “Nada que valga la pena, se consigue fácil”.

Ulises Ariel / 49 años. Ciudad de México.
Estudió canto, baile y participó en talleres de actuación. Ha practicado karate, futbol americano y basketball, entre otros. Desde hace 25 años e influido por un amigo, se dedica a bailar para mujeres. Se ha presentado en “Sólo para mujeres”, “Piel caliente” y “Sin censura”. Participó en el reality “El bar provoca”. Actualmente prepara su carrera musical en el género de la salsa.


FITNESS

Mónica Aceves / 28 años. Tijuana.
Es médico general y tiene un canal de YouTube (FNT Life) donde comparte temas de Fitness, Nutrición y de Entretenimiento.

Pedro “Pico” García / 49 años. Ciudad de México.
Atleta amateur. Entrenador profesional. Coach fundador de Commando Studio, uno de los sistemas de entrenamiento más innovadores del momento, basado en un sistema de intervalos de alta intensidad.

Cecilia Aguilera / 28 años. Ciudad de México.
Mercadóloga de profesión. Bloggera y Fitness Coach certificada. Entrenadora personal certificada por el American Council on Exercise. Estudiante de la especialidad de Fitness para mujeres. Instructora grupal en Commando.

Raúl Victoria / 44 años. Puebla
Conductor de Ponte FIT. Economista y entrenador personal de alto rendimiento con más de 18 años de experiencia. Ha sido ciclista de ruta y montaña. Triatleta. Actualmente es corredor elite de carreras con obstáculos a nivel a nacional e internacional. Entre sus principales logros obtuvo el segundo lugar de la Ultrabeast en el campeonato mundial de Spartarrace en LakeTahoe, USA (2017). Amante del futbol y las artes marciales mixtas.


ACTORES

Sachi Tamashiro / 38 años. Ciudad de México.
Ha participado en ocho telenovelas. Formó parte del elenco de “Tenías que ser tú”. Ha doblado tres series, incluyendo Teen Wolf. Fue nominada como mejor actriz juvenil por su papel en “Tres veces Ana”.

Mariana Ávila / 39 años. Ciudad de México.
Desde pequeña ha sido parte del mundo de la actuación trabajando en cine, teatro y televisión. En 1998 formó parte del desaparecido grupo juvenil “Mamá no lo sabe”. Después se integró a la telenovela “Carita de ángel”. Ha participado en más de 10 telenovelas y 8 películas.

Adrián Di Monte / 28 años. Cuba.
Conocido por su participación en las telenovelas Quién es quién, Señora Acero y La doble vida de Estela Carrillo. Ha participado en más de ocho telenovelas. En 2017 participó en Bailando por un sueño y en 2018, formó parte del jurado de Pequeños Gigantes.

Julio Camejo / 40 años. Cuba.
Estudió en la Escuela Nacional de Arte y en la Escuela Superior de Arte. Ha practicado baile clásico, baile moderno, acrobacia, malabares música, arte dramático y composición, entre otros. Estudió actuación en el CEA. Ganó el Premio Nacional de las Artes a la mejor actuación por la puesta en escena Solo y Desnudo. Ha participado en producciones como “Amar otra vez”, “Rebelde” y “Destilando amor”, entre otras. Participó en el reality show “Big Brother VIP”.


FUTBOLISTAS

Jonathan Kuri / 32 años. Ciudad de México.
Jugó por más de ocho años futbol a nivel profesional en los equipos San Luis, Puebla, Atlante, Dorados y Tijuana. En 2011 ingresó al CEA a estudiar actuación. Ha participado en “Amores verdaderos”, “Mujeres de negro”, “Simplemente María” y “Tierras salvajes”. En 2014 creó “La Tribu” grupo de entrenamiento funcional. Certificado en preparación física, TXR, Entrenamiento Funcional y Nutrición.

María Luisa Ballina / 32 años. Tamaulipas.
En 2005 comenzó a practicar capoeira en Ensenada, Baja California, con el profesor Alex Guaraná en el grupo Capoeira Brasil. En 2009 inició su entrenamiento en Artes Marciales Mixtas, KickBoxing, Muay Thai, Jiujitsu, Lucha y Box. En 2012 estudió Diseño Integral en Universidad Xochicalco. Imparte clases de danza aérea en Tampico.

Paulette Gallardo / 26 años. Tijuana.
Futbolista profesional, actualmente es preparadora física y puntera del Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuincles Femenil de la Liga MX profesional. En la Liga MX Femenil debutó en el Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuincles Femenil (temporada 2017 apertura y clausura 2018). Ha trabajado en radio como comentarista, en televisión local dando rutinas de entrenamiento. Ha sido entrenadora personal y grupal, entrenadora de porteros, directora técnica con el equipo de Baja California. Tiene estudios en preparación física y deporte, actuación y como entrenadora profesional en México y Estados Unidos.

Silverio Rocchi / 30 años. Puebla.
Fue portero del club Puebla, Lobos BUAP y Tiburones Rojos. También jugó en España en el Barcelona Atletic, Club Deportivo Masnou y UDA Gramenet. Actualmente trabaja como coach en Inteligencia Emocional y PNL (Programación Neurolingüística)



COMEDIANTES

Isaac Salame / 38 años. Ciudad de México.
Standupero, conductor, actor, comediante y emprendedor mexicano. Creador de Flash Mob México, un movimiento ciudadano que incitó a los mexicanos a subirse al metro en ropa interior. Es un destacado representante del Stand Up en México. Se ha presentado en más de mil ocasiones en distintos foros nacionales e internacionales, así como varias veces en Comedy Central. En radio, colaboró en programas de Televisa Radio y Grupo Fórmula.

Eduardo Talavera / 45 años. Ciudad de México.
Iniciador del género Stand Up en México. Comediante con más rutinas grabadas en Latinoamérica. Grabó su primer especial de media hora en 2013 y su especial de una hora #frágil en 2017. Ha presentado su show en diversos países de Latinoamérica: Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, además de Estados Unidos (Los Ángeles y Chicago) y Canadá (Vancouver). En inglés y español.

Verónica Jaspeado / 41 años. Puebla.
Actriz, cantante y modelo. Perteneció al grupo musical Mestizzo. Ganó Nuestra Belleza Tlaxcala México 1994. Posteriormente en Guadalajara, obtuvo el premio a “La Mejor Figura de Diet Coke”. Ha participado en más de diez telenovelas, la más reciente “Papá a toda Madre”. También ha participado en sitcoms y ha realizado doblaje en películas como “Cars 3” y “Bolt”.

Mariana Echeverría / 33 años. Ciudad de México.
Conductora y actriz. Fue conductora del programa “Se Vale” y colaboradora en el programa “Guerra de Chistes” de Telehit. Participó en el reality “El Gran Chapuzón”. También ha sido parte del talento base de “Me caigo de risa”. En 2018 formó parte de “El Privilegio de Amar”.


COMBATIENTES

Alan Llado / 29 años. Tampico.
Actualmente es entrenador y peleador profesional de MMA: artes marciales mixtas.
Ha entrenado box. Antes de dedicarse al deporte cantaba en una banda de handcore llamado Rabia.

Aldonza González / 28 años. Ciudad de México.
Licenciada en Relaciones Internacionales por el Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey. Actualmente participa como fitness coach en el programa “Ponte Fit” y Hoy. Fue seleccionada por Spartan México para participar en “Huracán Heat” en New Jersey, carrera de obstáculos con duración de 14 horas, donde logró cruzar la meta. Ha trabajado con distintas editoriales, entre las que destacan Editorial Televisa (en las revistas Women´s Health y Men´s Health).

Frank Gómez / 34 años. Michoacán
Lo más importante para él es su madre, sus hijos y sus amigos. Además del deporte, ha sido extra en series y películas. Después de años difíciles en Estados Unidos, regresó México y tuvo que empezar desde cero en la frontera norte.

Pamela Ramírez / 25 años. Ciudad de México.
Desde pequeña se inclinó por la danza y el teatro. Practicó natación, tenis, gimnasia y fútbol. A los 19 años decidió desarrollarse profesionalmente como artista escénica, comenzó sus entrenamientos en danza, estudió actuación, circo y una vez dentro del medio, conoció la acrobacia y el tricking. Estudia psicología social.
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Título: El sueño del árbol
Autora: Sara Mañero Rodicio
Editorial: Verbum
1ª edición: 7/7/2015
Formato: Ebook
ISBN: 978-84-9074-186-3
Nº pág.: 356



Sinopsis:


El sueño del árbol explora la historia de Filipinas a través de los ojos de un joven gallego cuya vida queda inexorablemente marcada por su experiencia en las islas. Desde su llegada a Madrid para buscarse la vida, Arnaldo emprende una travesía llena de expectativas y que termina por convertirse en un viaje iniciático que le lleva a vivir a caballo entre Madrid y Luzón (Filipinas). Se inicia así una saga de dos familias separadas por el océano que, a lo largo de varias generaciones, nos descubre una realidad desconocida, capaz de sorprendernos y emocionarnos.
Dramas, amores, sueños, esperanzas, guerras y paces, muertos y vivos...Un compendio al que no falta detalle y que atrapa al lector desde las primeras páginas. La autora sabe asombrar y conmover.


Opinión Personal:


Ya comenté en este blog que hay muy pocas novelas ambientadas en Filipinas, y creo que la historia de este país tiene episodios que merecen la pena ser conocidos, sobre todo por lo que este territorio significó para el Imperio Español, del que fue una de las últimas posesiones, hasta la derrota definitiva en la batalla de Cavite ante las tropas estadounidenses. Hoy comparto mis impresiones sobre la novela El sueño del árbol, de Sara Mañero Rodicio, buena parte de ella ambientada en Filipinas, y más concretamente en la isla de Luzón. Aunque he de reconocer que, en esta ocasión, retomé su lectura porque cuando la afronté el año pasado tuve que abandonarla, pues me daba la impresión de que había entrado con el pie cambiado y no daba enderezado el rumbo. Me dije que la dejaría reposar un tiempo y darle una nueva oportunidad, porque estaba convencido de que merecía la pena leerla. Finalmente, esa segunda oportunidad llegó y disfruté mucho con su lectura, sobre todo con el personaje de Arnaldo Verín, carismático donde los haya, que creo se ganará la empatía de los lectores que decidan conocer sus peripecias. Sin duda alguna, El sueño del árbol satisfará a los lectores que frecuenten novelas de ficción histórica.
(Batalla de Cavite-Filipinas)
En mi modesta opinión, diría que El sueño del árbol está escrita como si se tratase de una crónica novelada de la época. Y es que creo que Sara Mañero respeta, en la medida de lo posible, las fechas en las que tuvieron lugar los episodios históricos más destacados de ese período y los personajes reales que los protagonizaron, que influirán en el devenir de los acontecimientos que suceden en torno a la figura del protagonista. El lector se encuentra también con estampas costumbristas que ofrecen imágenes de cómo era la vida en aquellos años tanto en España como en Filipinas, perfectamente reflejadas a través de la galería de personajes que desfilan por sus páginas. Casi todos los episodios que tienen lugar en la novela son relatados por un narrador omnisciente, que narra lo que sucede en la trama desde la perspectiva del personaje principal, Arnaldo Verín, aunque el lector se encuentra también con algún narrador más que se alterna con el principal, que complementa la información relativa al protagonista de la novela. Son dos las líneas temporales que conforman la novela: una que comienza en 2010, y que abarca pocos capítulos, y otra que nos traslada a finales del siglo XIX, a 1895, a partir de la cual el lector acompaña al protagonista a lo largo de la novela.

Como adelanta la sinopsis, El sueño del árbol explora la historia de Filipinas a través de los ojos de un joven gallego cuya vida queda inexorablemente marcada por su experiencia en las islas. El lector es testigo presencial del ciclo vital del protagonista de esta novela, Arnaldo Verín, que debe buscarse otro modo de ganarse la vida, como acuerda con su padre en una conversación que mantiene en el primer capítulo porque, como era habitual en aquella época, porque no tenía los mismos privilegios que el primogénito de la familia, y solo le quedaba la opción de ordenarse sacerdote. Pero Arlando lo tenía muy claro, aunque no le informase a sus padres se sus verdaderos planes, porque su deseo era conocer lugares lejanos, viajar a tierras distantes. Cuba era el destino que tenía previsto, pero su tío y mentor, el dominico fray Ismael, viajaba hasta Filipinas en donde pasaba varios meses en la hacienda que tenían en Calamba. El joven comenzó a hacerle preguntas sobre cómo eran esas islas y las gentes que en ellas vivían, y la idea de acompañarlo en su viaje fue tomando cuerpo cada vez con más decisión. Aunque Arnaldo se encontraría, más que con un viaje en el que comprobar por sí mismo la información que le facilitaba su tío, con una verdadera odisea, pues en sus idas a las islas del sudeste asiático se encontraría con un viaje lleno de episodios adversos y favorables.

En El sueño del árbol, el lector asiste al ciclo vital de Arnaldo Verín, ya que lo conocerá desde que era un niño de doce años hasta el adulto en el que se convirtió sin que casi los que compartían vida con él apenas se dieran cuenta del cambio que iba produciéndose en su cuerpo. Un ciclo vital que, como ya comenté en el párrafo anterior, está lleno de episodios adversos y favorables, de los que sacará provecho en época de bonanza, y resurgía como si un de un ave fénix se tratara cuando se encontraba en medio se situaciones que pondrían incluso en peligro su vida, al probar en sus propias carnes las consecuencias del período convulso que vivían las islas, primero ante la revolución filipina que finalizaría con el enfrentamiento armado con los estadounidenses, y posteriormente en el conflicto que estalló entre estos últimos y los filipinos. En ambos conflictos en pueblo tagalo sería el peor parado porque muchos de ellos se vieron desterrados en su propio país.
(José Rizal-Calamba-Filipinas)
La vida del joven Arnaldo Verín transcurre entre Madrid y Manila, ciudad a la que realiza varios viajes a bordo de buques de la Compañía Trasatlántica. En Madrid es acogido por los dominicos en el monasterio de Santo Domingo El Real, en donde ayuda a fray Ismaelen los oficios religiosos, y realiza las labores que le encomiendan las monjas; incluso llega a sustituir en las clases que imparten a los niños porque les gustaban los métodos que utilizaba para que éstos comprendan mejor las enseñanzas que reciben. Pasados unos meses, le encuentran trabajo como mancebo de un ultramarinos propiedad de la familia Baena y, ya adulto, trabaja en una carpintería, en el que su encargado se da cuenta de las magníficas tallas que hace el joven personaje, y esto hace que el dueño del taller y la tienda le encomiende nuevas labores, pasando a desempeñar con el paso del tiempo trabajos de mayor responsabilidad, que le llevan a desplazarse a Filipinas para encargarse de la compra de madera para la carpintería. Pero será en Manila en donde el protagonista de esta novela se encuentre con lo mejor y peor del ser humano, porque es en la capital filipina donde es acogido por la familia de Gumag-ang como uno miembro más; de hecho, Arnaldo hace suyos sus problemas y les ayuda en la medida de sus posibilidades. Junto a esta familia será testigo directo de los episodios bélicos que le toca vivir y que, como ya comenté en esta reseña, sufre en su propia persona los efectos de estos conflictos. Pero también es objetivo de los roces que se producen entre fray Ismael y fray Pío, dos personajes que crean episodios de alta tensión, sobre todo el segundo, cuyas malas artes influirán en el futuro de Arnaldo, sobre todo en el aspecto sentimental, como lo puede comprobar el lector sobre todo en el último tramo de la novela.
(Convento Santo Domingo el Real-Madrid)
El sueño del árbol es una novela en la que el lector se siente en todo momento como si fuese un personaje más del elenco que la conforman, porque tal y como se relatan los capítulos en los que se estructura y el carácter visual de los episodios que presencia, surte el efecto que acabo de comentar. De hecho, en todo momento me dio la sensación de que el protagonista compartía conmigo todas sus sensaciones, emociones y sentimientos, y me hacía sentir como un intruso en su vida privada, porque los refleja de tal forma que no resultan indiferentes todas las vicisitudes que le acompañan a lo largo de su ciclo vital. En este sentido, Sara Mañero ofrece unas descripciones claras, precisas y muy visuales que ayudan a que imaginemos perfectamente los episodios que relatan, en donde nos impregnamos de los colores, olores y sabores que nos ofrecen las escenas costumbristas de ese territorio de ultramar. El exotismo de la isla de Luzón cautiva a Arnaldo Verín, y no es de extrañar, porque los paisajes tanto urbanos como rurales son descritos de una forma tan plástica que hacen sentir al lector las mismas sensaciones que siente este personaje.

Sara Mañero construye una galería de personajes muy atractiva para el lector, a través de los cuales refleja perfectamente la sociedad de la época que le toca vivir al personaje principal, y los personajes históricos que influirán en el devenir de los hechos que presencia. Son personajes de carne y hueso, porque son descritos de tal forma que parece que cobran vida propia. Ya mencioné a algunos de ellos a lo largo de esta reseña, caso del dominico fray Ismael, de carácter firme y hondas convicciones; los miembros de la familia Baena, con la que pasará buenos momentos, pero también comprobará cómo la traición afecta a su continuidad como empleado del ultramarinos que lleva directamente, ante la confianza que en él deposita su propietario. Mejor suerte tiene en la carpintería, en donde se rodea de personajes que le apoyan y se dan cuenta del potencial que tiene para el oficio. En Filipinas, a parte del ya mencionado fray Ismael, se encuentra con fray Joaquín López, que le sirve de gran ayuda a Arnaldo Verín en los momentos de mayor dificultad. Aunque el lector comprueba cómo se vuelca con la familia del ya mencionado Gumad-ang, en donde entabla una gran amistad con su hijo Saquiod, y se prenda de su hermana Mandi. A ellos les enseñará el español y aprenderá el tagalo con el paso de los capítulos, lo que puede comprobar el lector en algunos diálogos que tienen lugar entre ellos, ya que la autora los refleja en algunas de sus conversaciones. También tiene contacto con alguno de los líderes de la guerrilla filipina, caso de Manuel Tinio, y tendrá noticias de otros líderes que tendrán un gran peso, tanto en la independencia del país, como en el conflicto con los Estados Unidos: el lector conoce a personajes históricos que seguro le resultan desconocidos la gran mayoría de ellos, caso de Emilio Aguinaldo, los miembros de la llamada Gomurza, o José y Paciano Rizal.

El sueño del árbol es una novela escrita con un estilo muy cuidado, en la que la autor cuida con mimo todos los detalles con los que confiere un claro realismo a los episodios que viven los personajes que desfilan por sus páginas. La descripción predomina sobre el diálogo aunque, pese a ello, es una lectura absorbente por todos los episodios que se suceden a lo largo del desarrollo de la trama, y en la que el lector se encuentra con un par de giros que atraen su atención, y que dan lugar a situaciones inesperadas que hacen más atractivo el desenlace de la novela. Sin duda alguna, es una atractiva lectura, pese a lo que comenté en el primer párrafo de esta reseña.


Biografía:



Sara Mañero Rodicio es Licenciada en Filoliogía Inglesa y Doctora en Filología Hispánica por Universitat de València. Su tesis doctoral, “El Arcipreste de Talavera de Alfonso Martínez de Toledo”, obtuvo el premio “Fernández Abril” de la Real Academia Española. Ha colaborado en traducciones dramáticas y poéticas (La comedia de las equivocaciones, de Shakespeare; Dos Leyendas, de Ted Hughes; Cuatro cuartetos, de T.S.Eliot…), así como en adaptaciones teatrales.
En el campo de la ficción, cuenta con diversos relatos publicados, siendo finalista del concurso “Erradicando la violencia de género” (Asociación Eleanor Roosevelt) con el texto “Cuando el sueño engendra monstruos”. Su primera novela, Mientras sorprendan los días (Ed. Hades), se publica en 2015, y en ese mismo año Verbum edita El sueño del árbol, un viaje por la historia de Filipinas. Atrapando la luz, su tercera novela, supone un homenaje a las mujeres que se anticiparon a su tiempo, así como al mundo de la fotografía.

Nota: Datos técnicos, sinopsis y biografía de la autora, así como fotografía de Sara Mañero Rodicio tomados de la web de la editorial. Imágenes que acompañan al cuerpo de la reseña, tomadas de google imágenes. 













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Ses doigts dansent avec aisance et précision sur les touches noires et blanches de son instrument. À 35 ans, le pianiste cubain Harold López-Nussa est déjà qualifié de «virtuose» et de «prodige» du jazz. Qu’à cela ne tienne, le musicien … Tous les détails
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Cuando Churchil propuso despues de la GM que Europa se uniese pero no GB pues tenia sus antiguas colonias y su propio mercado. España era un resto del fascismo y del nazismo por eso propuso que dejasen a Franco el anticomunista antimason y catolico. Antes ya habia dicho preferir un Hitler en la peninsula iberica a un Lenin. La guerra en Cuba y Filipinas era el otro encuentro con los anglosajones de America del Norte en el XIX. España siempre ha interesado a los anglosajones primero con su leyenda negra y despues con hispanistas muy profesionales que nos han permitido una vision mas objetiva de nuestra historia y cultura. Pero aun continua interesando a los ingleses un pais, España, que ha estado fuera de la historia de la actualidad. Pero como los viejos imperios tiene su historia. Fue el primero de la modernidad y el ultimo en entrar en la postmodernidad. Fuera de la mayor parte de la historia del siglo XX con una dictadura sui generis y con un siglo XIX diferente a nuestros vecinos. La ultima guerra de trincheras con ecos internacionales ensayo de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Puede que interesemos por ser el experimento de lo que puede venir. El final de los Estados nacion. Los hispanistas ingleses sabran y los españoles leeremos.
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ON YOUR FEET! currently has audiences leaping to theirs at the show's stop at the Denver Center. Check out a 360 view of the show's curtain call below.

The production stars Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martínez, as Emilio Estefan.

Born and raised in Miami to Cuban immigrant parents, Christie Prades understudied the role of Gloria in the Broadway production of ON YOUR FEET! Her past regional credits include In the Heights (Vanessa - Broadway World Award winner), West Side Story and The D*Word.

Multiple Grammy Award-winning musicians from Miami Sound Machine are also on the road with the National Tour of ON YOUR FEET!, including Music Director Clay Ostwald(keyboards), who is Assistant Music Director of Miami Sound Machine, Teddy Mulet (trombone), Mike Scaglione (reeds), Jorge Casas (bass), who is Music Director of Miami Sound Machine, and Edwin Bonilla (percussion). The other members of the orchestra include Emmanuel Schvartzman (Associate Music Director/keyboards), Jose Ruiz(trumpet), Stephen Flakus (guitar), JeanChristophe Leroy (percussion) and Colin Taylor (drums).

ON YOUR FEET! is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray) and choreographed by Tony Award nominee & Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis), with an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, The Bodyguard Musical).

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JULY

With the political world holding its breath in anticipation, Hope n' Change finally endorses a Presidential candidate...


While lacking the enthusiasm evinced by many Trump supporters, Hope n' Change opines that "Donald Trump is potentially a yuuuuge disrupter at a time when our political system needs huge disruption. Our nation would be far more likely to survive his possible policy failures than even a single term of Hillary Clinton's toxic policy successes."

This belief is immediately confirmed when yet another federal agency is revealed to have been corrupted by proximity to the Clinton Machine...


After laundry-listing the many, many ways that Hillary had lied, evaded, and thoroughly compromised national security with her secret email server, FBI Director James Comey decides that no charges should be pressed because:

A) He is apparently a complete political whore
B) His family was being held at gunpoint
C) He believes that women (bless their hearts) are just too darn stupid to understand computers, national security, and laws
D) Hillary made a pact with Satan which involves fellating lepers in Hell for all eternity
E) All of the above. Which, frankly, we're pretty sure is the right answer.

Energized by this undeserved "Get Out of Jail Free" card, Hillary immediately seizes on new ways to make voters hate her...


Following a black sniper's assassination of five Dallas police officers who were providing security for a "Black Lives Matter" protest, Hillary bravely declares that the actual problem is that white people need to do a better job of listening and, bizarrely, that Wall Street needs greater transparency. Based on her strong statement, an increasing number of voters begin to suspect she's using narcotics.

Meanwhile,  GOP heads explode when Senator Ted Cruz appears at the Republican National Convention and speaks passionately about the need to defend freedom and the Constitution, but fails to endorse Trump by name for reasons no one can explain...


But July isn't done with us yet. Following a series of scandals revealing sabotage against the Bernie Sanders campaign, the DNC meets to celebrate democracy by anointing a candidate selected by unelected "superdelegates"...


AUGUST

With the wind at her back, which is helpful in keeping her upright, Hillary starts fleshing out what revolutionary policies she hopes to bring to the presidency other than the ability to pee while sitting down...

But concerns grow about the candidate's health as she is increasingly seen struggling with simple tasks like speaking without coughing up a lung, getting both eyes to point in the same direction, or telling the truth...


But undaunted and pumped full of amphetamines and opioids,  Hillary throws herself into intense preparation for the upcoming Presidential debates...


And speaking of sex escapades (which is pretty much synonymous with speaking about the Clintons) another one rears its...uh...head when Anthony Weiner, the oft-disgraced husband of Hillary's right hand woman Huma Abedin, is discovered to be emailing bonergrams to an under-aged girl...


Saying "enough is enough," Huma gives up on Weiner (not that there's anything wrong with that) and prepares to face new challenges in...

SEPTEMBER

When asked to answer yet more questions about her totally illegal scheme to evade the Freedom of Information Act and, as an unexpected bonus, give away all of our nation's secrets, Hillary is struck - apparently forcefully - with a brilliant idea...


Yes, the woman who wants to be President of the United States claims to have such substantial brain damage that she can't remember anything which happened while she was engaged in criminal activity.  Which is to say her entire adult life.

Shortly thereafter, Clinton speaks to an adoring throng of hired enthusiasts at an LGBT fundraiser and makes a statement which convinces even hardened skeptics that she has gangrenous grey matter...


"To be grossly generalistic," she grossly cackled, "you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic— you name it!"

Surprisingly, at least to Democrats, it turns out that many Americans don't appreciate being mocked, disparaged, and slandered by corrupt elites. Which is why it's (ahem) fortunate for Clinton that the public is soon distracted by a terrorist bomb blast...


29 people are hurt (and thankfully none killed) when a bomb is detonated in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York. Chelsea Clinton swears "it's just a coincidence" and "I'm working on an alibi."

Hoping to get her media narrative back on track, Hillary Clinton puts avuncular socialist Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail to say that he no longer despises everything Hillary stands for, and that he's come to the life-changing (and possibly life-saving) realization that she is the most honest, refreshing, and ethical politician ever born...


In fairness to Bernie, maybe he was just trying on his "shameless whore" costume to make ready for...

OCTOBER

Suddenly, the campaign is rocked by a series of well-coordinated (if loosely fact-checked) attacks on Donald Trump's finances...


The NY Times goes "front page crazy" with a story screaming that over the past few years, Donald Trump may have paid all the federal income tax he legally owed - which possibly, and only possibly, equaled "none." Not only is "Man Pays Correct Amount of Taxes" not a scandal, it's not even interesting.

What is interesting is that the story was written based on illegally obtained information which was leaked to the public. Democratic spokespeople offer high praise for the publication of illegally leaked documents, then report a weird feeling "like a crow just stepped on my grave."


In a shocking revelation that even offends serial rapist Bill Clinton, an old audiotape reveals that Donald Trump once used the word "pussy" in a conversation which did not involve cats. Even worse, a (very small) parade of women come forward, dabbing tears, to share tortured memories of being "kissed without permission" by Donald Trump, who used only Tic Tacs for breath control.

Unfortunately for Hillary, none of this is as interesting as Wikileaks' release of thousands of documents detailing the corruption of the Clinton Foundation, Hillary's "pay for play" use of the State Department to solicit bribes, and the overall sleaziness of everyone in the Democratic party.

Suddenly finding illegally obtained information which was leaked to the public abhorrent, the media and the White House blame Russian hackers because it sounds better than "our own idiocy." Joe Biden warns of draconian counter measures...


In the midst of all this, early voting begins, with record numbers of voters flooding to the polls to decide which of the two least popular candidates in American history will win...


But wait! With Halloween in the air, James Comey doesn't need to dress up as a ghost to scare the sheet out of Hillary - he simply reopens her "thing that wouldn't die" email espionage case only days before the election.

Hilariously, it turns out that in the course of investigating Anthony Weiner's underage sexting activities, the FBI has discovered thousands of Hillary's State Department emails on his personal laptop...as well as on his laptop computer.


And so the stage is set for...

NOVEMBER

Following a hostage video in which James Comey, bruised and bound, says that nothing suspicious other than Top Secret documents was found on Weiner's "spank bank" computer, Election Day arrives at last.

Left-leaning media political pundits sport Cheshire Cat grins, and Hillary Clinton's team pops champagne corks as the poll results start to come in.

Soon after which the grins fade, the champagne goes flat, and (according to trustworthy sources on the Left) Armageddon arrives...


Trump wins to the shock and disbelieving horror of liberals everywhere...


Apparently unaware of how the American voting system works, those on the Left are further devastated by the realization that while Hillary won the popular vote, it's only the critical electoral college vote that decides the Presidency...


While many anti-Americans take the news of Trump's victory badly,  perhaps the most convincing display of grief comes from Fidel Castro who actually goes to the trouble of dropping dead...


Which at long last brings us to...

DECEMBER

In the weeks following the election, it becomes clear that American voters were sick of being denigrated, disrespected, and lied to by their own government. Tired of seeing their health insurance costs skyrocket while their benefits plummeted. And unwilling to accept a stagnant economy which seemingly offered jobs only to hedge fund managers and fry cooks.

Granted, not everyone saw the election results in the same way...


When his analysis is roundly laughed at, Barack Obama goes back to his default position of claiming that the election was somehow "hacked" by evil Russians who, inexplicably, liked the idea of Donald Trump having a nuclear arsenal.

The soon-to-be ex-president declares the alleged hacking to be a grave and immediate existential threat to our nation, then takes swift action by boarding Air Force One for another extended, multi-million dollar vacation in Hawaii...


Back on the mainland, the electoral college finally meets to officially cast their votes. And once again, a dazed and broken Hillary has to settle for second place...


With only days left in the year, Americans finally breathe a sigh of relief - confident that they can enjoy the holidays without any vacationing presidents suddenly launching a vicious sneak attack on one of our closest allies. They are, of course, wrong...


With assistance (and likely direction) from the Obama administration, the U.N. passes a resolution condemning Israel, eroding that nation's legitimacy and chances for eventual peace.  It is a transparently petty and vindictive act from a petty and vindictive president bent on burning the world down if he can't be in charge.

In the final days of his wretched administration, he also admits floods of refugees and illegals into the country, grants early release to a record number of felons, and puts thousands of new regulations in place to hamper the American economy under Donald Trump.

Which is why the stroke of midnight on December 31st has never been sweeter...


Happy New Year from Stilton Jarlsberg and Hope n' Change Cartoons...which, after 8 long years, finally has actual hope for change.



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If we had to sum up 2016 in a single word, it would be...unprintable. Seriously, we'd be working hard to come up with the vilest, most appalling, utterly disgusting and likely illegal word in our rich, albeit genuinely filthy vocabulary - and even then we'd fail to do justice to this rotten collection of months.

Fortunately, we don't have to sum things up in a single word. We have this entire page to work with, so let's dive straight into...

JANUARY


The year hits the ground running (like an abscessed boil) when the Post Office releases a "Forever" stamp commemorating the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha, which honors the willingness of Ibrahim to slit his son's throat after being "triple dog dared" by Allah. As part of the festival, modern Muslims are still expected to sacrifice their best farm animal...assuming they have the financial ability to first buy it an orange jumpsuit and get it to pose for a Youtube video.

And speaking of people associated with Youtube videos, Hillary Clinton stays busy denying that she  ever had classified documents on her private email server. An assertion which, like everything else Hillary has ever said, turns out to be wildly untrue.


Of course, not all newsworthy events were domestic. Or even comprehensible...


John "You Rang?" Kerry comes out with the least encouraging pronouncement imaginable about the throat-cutting, suicide-bombing, allegedly non-Islamic murderers of ISIS, ISIL, Daesh, or whatever the hell other name the administration thinks likely to be unrecognized by Democratic voters.

Specifically, Kerry further downgrades our nation's goal from "destroying, degrading, or disrupting" the maniacal killers to merely "denting" them. His goal apparently being to make Hillary look like only the second worst Secretary of State ever, just in time for...

FEBRUARY


Early in the Democratic debate process, Martin O'Malley shocks everyone by announcing that he'd dropped out of the race - which was the first time anyone knew he'd been in the race.

Following Hillary Clinton's discovery in Iowa that she is less popular among young females than a yeast infection, Hillary asks herself what vivacious, high-powered celebrity superstar could help her reel in youthful female votes in New Hampsire, and she comes up with...


Oddly, threats of eternal damnation don't save Hillary from a landslide loss to Bernie Sanders, causing Hillary to break out the really big gun...


But just as things get really bleak for Hillary, the entire political landscape is changed by an unexpected death...


Beloved conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suddenly dies in bed with a pillow on his head. A local judge pronounces the death due to natural causes without seeing the body or ordering an autopsy, because Obamacare doesn't cover those things.

In the following days, Obama decides to skip Scalia's funeral owing to an absolutely unavoidable scheduling conflict involving a critical tee time...


The country will not see such a blatantly petty snub again until, well, a few days later in...

MARCH


"If I didn't attend a funeral for a sitting Supreme Court Justice," the president may well have said, "I sure as hell won't be wasting my time going to one for some first lady. There's nothing less important than a first lady!"

In his place, the president appropriately sends...the first lady.

And speaking of skipping commitments, seemingly unstoppable primary candidate Donald Trump has a few clearly expressed ideas on the subject...


But of course, there's more than just an election going on. Barack Obama is still holding the reins and shaping critical foreign policy. Which is how we ended up with...


In his never-ending quest to build a legacy, the president tries to normalize relations with the oppressive communist dictatorship of Cuba in hopes of increasing the number of investment opportunities for his wealthy donors, and decreasing the number of Cuban immigrants whose children might grow up to become conservative GOP presidential candidates.

But only days later, the world is again shocked by a brutal act of terrorism - this time in a Brussels airport. Despite his busy travel schedule, Obama immediately swings into action...


Rather than doing diddly-squat about the carnage in Brussels, Obama attends a baseball game with new BFF Raul Castro, then jets off to Argentina where he performes a pelvis-grinding tango at a state dinner to prove his masculinity to ISIS.

Which brings us to...

APRIL


To help shore up support from women who just can't seem to understand the whole complicated "birds & bees" thing, Hillary declares that "unborn persons" have no rights - making it perfectly acceptable to take viable children in the final days (or hours) of gestation and turn them into chop suey. An observation that Bernie Sanders quickly echoes, while admitting that it's put him off Chinese take-out for awhile.

But life and death issues soon take a backseat to a far more important crisis in America...

Springsteen and other (ahem) "artists" boycott North Carolina following passage of a law which segregates bathroom privileges based exclusively on an individual's God-given plumbing rather than their current (and sometimes whimsically flexible) gender self-identification.  This kicks off a firestorm of controversy around the country as liberals try to force businesses to create new bathrooms for each of the 51 sexual genders (no, really) recognized by Facebook, or at least let anyone who enjoys peeing in front of kids do so to fight discrimination.

The country becomes so embroiled in the issue that it becomes necessary for Barack Obama to remind the nation who truly suffers from discrimination in our wretched country...

The tone deaf president assembles a group of allegedly popular rappers (including Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, J. Cole, Wale, DJ Khaled, and others we couldn't possibly pick out of a police line-up) to help with his "Brother's Keeper" initiative which is designed to encourage young black men to avoid incarceration for undocumented acts of wealth redistribution.

Unfortunately, during the president's remarks, rapper Rick Ross's court-ordered ankle bracelet goes off. It turns out that the man selected by Mr. Obama to serve as an exemplary racial role model is required to wear the device until his trial date for aggravated assault and battery, pistol-whipping, and kidnapping.

Were the other dignitaries at the summit nonplussed? Based on their actual pictures below, we're guessing not...


Meanwhile, as the primaries wear on, people finally start realizing that Trump might actually become the GOP nominee...


By the way, in case you don't know, the cartoon above is a tribute to "Forbidden Planet," which is the best sci-fi movie ever made. If you've never seen it, get your hands on it and watch it NOW while the rest of us move on to...

MAY


By a significant margin, Hoosiers go to the polls to declare that they find Trump to be the candidate who is outstanding in the field. And trust us, Indiana folk (like us!) love jokes about fields. But feeling distinctly un-loved, Cruz says "enough" and drops out of the race, practically guaranteeing Trump's nomination.

Assuming, of course, that he doesn't fall prey to the latest death-dealing malady inflaming the media...


In response to the dread threat hypothetically presented by mosquito-borne Zika virus, Barack Obama requests $2 billion to prevent the blood-sucking parasites coming across our southern border from wreaking destruction. The $2 billion will be used to put the young mosquitoes in good schools, settle their families in middle class neighborhoods, and give the grown mosquitoes some walking around money until they can find permanent blood-sucking jobs in government.

That is, unless someone intends to drastically reduce the number of blood-sucking jobs in government...


Donald Trump "seals the deal" when his delegate count pushes over the magic number of 1,237 with multiple states left to go to further pad his margin of victory.  The people have spoken - and they're using very short (frequently 4-letter) words as they storm into...

JUNE

Because Donald Trump's blunt candor is generating so many news stories, Barack Obama jumps back into the erudition spotlight with a devastatingly brutal dissection of contemporaneous political rhetoric and offers wise analytical advice...


Of course, there's no "okey-doke" going on in the Democratic primaries. Everything is honest, legit, and above board...


Bernie Sanders grows peevish when the Associated Press declares Hillary to be the overall winner of Democratic primaries which haven't happened yet. It's almost like a conspiracy of some sort is working against him - but that's crazy, right?

Then without warning...


Terror returns to the United States in the form of an ISIS-inspired lunatic who kills and wounds over 100 people at a Gay nightclub in Orlando, before being sent straight to Hell by a policeman's bullet.

Authorities struggle to discern the killer's motives, having nothing to go on other than his actual 911 phone call in which he swears allegiance to ISIS, and shouts"Allahu Akbar" during his death-dealing spree.

Such a vile act is obviously unacceptable to the Obama administration, and they move quickly to let future terrorists know what they'll be up against...


Frankly, all of these events are getting so overwhelming that Hope n' Change needs a little time off - so we play hooky for a week, confident that it will be a slow period for news.

We are, of course, dead wrong...


(END OF PART ONE - JOIN US WEDNESDAY TO WRAP UP THE YEAR!)


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Voilà un album au rythme assez lent, qui, plus qu’une véritable biographie d’Hemingway, nous présente deux moments de sa vie (une chasse en Afrique dans les années 1930, et une « rencontre » à Cuba en 1959), en entrelaçant ces deux passages de la vie de cet écrivain bourlingueur.

Le scénario de Dufaux ne joue pas sur ses artifices fantastiques habituels (même avec le léopard et les rites masaï), et reste sur un mode « retenu ». Les passages en Afrique font penser à certains films (« Mogambo » par exemple), tandis que la partie cubaine est un peu moins intéressante – et la fin, assez brutale, m’a un chouia déçu.

Le dessin de Malès est beau, plutôt bon. Mais la colorisation (le trait un peu aussi, en fait) est un peu datée. Et, malgré ce que j’ai dit précédemment, je trouve quelques défauts de proportion parfois pour les corps. Mais c’est quand même du bel ouvrage.

Note : (avis posté par Noirdésir)

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Un hombre de 74 años ha fallecido en el Complejo Asistencial de Ávila a causa de una rara fiebre hemorrágica, llamada Crimea-Congo. Fue el 24 de julio cuando el varón recibió el picotazo del parásito mientras estaba participando en una actividad cinegética en la localidad de Helechosa de los Montes de Badajoz, aunque ha perdido la vida 15 días después en su tierra, Ávila. Este varón se convierte así en la segunda víctima mortal por esta enfermedad en España, después de que en el verano de 2016 otro abulense perdiese la vida en el Hospital Gregorio Marañón de Madrid, a los 62 años. Según dio a conocer ayer la Junta de Castilla y León, murió en la madrugada del 8 de agosto, aproximadamente una semana después de desarrollar los primeros síntomas de la letal enfermedad. Y es que, según explicó la jefa del Servicio de Epidemiología de la Consejería de Sanidad de esta comunidad, Sonia Tamames, la primera semana el paciente no presentó síntomas de Crimea-Congo, un proceso infeccioso que le ocasionó fiebre elevada y un cuadro clínico que le provocó la muerte «a pesar de los esfuerzos del personal sanitario». El hecho de que hubiera sufrido una picadura de garrapata en Extremadura hizo sospechar de que pudiera tratarse de una infección transmitida por este ácaro. Las muestras enviadas al Centro Nacional de Microbiología del Instituto de Salud Carlos III confirmaron que se trataba de la peligrosa patología. La enfermedad se contrae por la picadura de uno de estos animales infectados. Pero el contacto directo con secreciones o fluidos del enfermo durante la fase aguda representan otras vías de contagio. De ahí que desde Sanidad se esté realizando el seguimiento de un centenar de personas que han tenido contacto más directo con la víctima desde que comenzó a desarrollar los síntomas –antes no se contagia– hasta su fallecimiento. Este censo de personas en riesgo no es definitivo. La jefa del Servicio de Epidemiología explicó que aún no está cerrado, pues hasta la madrugada del miércoles hubo personal sanitario trabajando con el fallecido y el periodo de incubación de la enfermedad es de dos semanas. Será en ese momento cuando se complete, aunque por el momento son unas cien personas –de Ávila, puesto que quienes se expusieron en Extremadura al mismo entorno natural ya están fuera del calendario de riesgo– a las que se somete a vigilancia, siendo dos terceras partes de ellas personal sanitario que trabajó en la asistencia del enfermo: médicos, enfermeros, auxiliares, personal de laboratorio que tuvo contacto con muestras... También familiares de la víctima, de la que no se han facilitado más datos por criterios de confidencialidad, según incidió el delegado territorial de la Junta en Ávila, José Francisco Hernández. «No se ha aislado a nadie» Esas personas «no» están aisladas, «pueden realizar una vida absolutamente normal» y «no representan un riesgo para nadie en absoluto», pues, «si no enferman, no hay riesgo», señaló Tamames. Eso sí, tienen que estar localizables por teléfono para proporcionar información sobre su temperatura corporal, que se tienen que tomar dos veces al día, así como cualquier cambio en su estado de salud, además comunicar si van a viajar fuera de la comunidad. En la «mayoría» de los casos están categorizados como riesgo alto, «aunque no significa que tengan elevado riesgo de padecer la enfermedad», incidió la epidemiología, pues «afortunadamente se transmite con dificultad».
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Esta vez no hubo sorpresas, cambios de última hora o rectificación en el voto. Las presiones de un lado y otro ya habían cumplido su misión y todo estaba atado y bien atado. Los pronósticos se cumplieron y el Senado argentino rechazó el proyecto que pretendía ampliar los supuestos de despenalización del aborto y hacerlo libre y gratuito (ahora se permite en caso de violación o de riesgo para la madre). Con 38 votos en contra frente a 31 el asunto, que empujó a miles de mujeres a las calles, quedó zanjado y únicamente podrá volver a tratarse en sede parlamentaria dentro de un año. La sesión, como sucedió en junio en el Congreso, donde la iniciativa recibió media sanción, se convirtió en un maratón de intervenciones hasta las cinco de la madrugada. En torno a esa hora se produjo una votación que echó por tierra las expectativas de la «franja verde», el sector que representaba a las mujeres y hombres que se habían concentrado a favor del proyecto IVE (Interrupción Voluntaria del Embarazo). Era la primera vez que el proyecto había llegado tan lejos, superando la primera fase en el Congreso. Previamente, había sido rechazado hasta en seis ocasiones y ni tan siquiera se llegó a debatir. La intervención de la expresidenta, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, fue una de las más esperadas. En la recta final de los discursos justificó su cambio de posición y el voto por el Sí. «Fueron las chicas que se volcaron en la calle» las que le hicieron cambiar y «no mi hija Florencia», se justificó ella que siempre fue contraria al aborto. Crítica, observó: «Estamos rechazando un proyecto sin proponer alternativas y la situación va a seguir siendo la misma», en alusión a las muertes por abortos clandestinos. Con instinto para seducir a la juventud y quizás pensando en las elecciones del próximo año, la cinco veces procesada por corrupción, añadió: «Vamos a tener que agregarle el feminismo a lo nacional y popular. Nacional, popular, democrático y feminista». Durante los ocho años de su doble gobierno, Cristina Fernández vetó cualquier intento de tratar legislativamente el aborto. Ahora, quería pasar a la historia de otro modo. El senador Rodolfo Urtubey también escribió un capitulo polémico de su historia. Durante su intervención afirmó que hay casos de violación en los que «no se puede hablar de violencia» pero tampoco de «consentimiento». Como el ambiente ya estaba caldeado, sus palabras fueron una cerilla en el polvorín de indignación en el que se cocían los partidarios de la despenalización total del aborto. «Hay algunos casos donde -afirmó- la violación no tiene esa configuración clásica de la violencia sobre la mujer… A veces, la violación es un acto no voluntario con una persona que tiene una inferioridad de poder». Código Penal Su razonamiento tenía como objetivo modificar el Código Penal para matizar los casos que se pueden considerar violación y, por lo tanto, con la legislación vigente, permiten a la mujer abusada someterse a un aborto. En esa línea sostuvo su posición contraria al proyecto de ley y también su oposición a la ley vigente de 1921. «Tenemos que salir de la interpretación extensiva que es bastante laxa y uno no sabe cuándo hay riesgo para la salud, el límite…». En América Latina, la cuestión del aborto es un tema que levanta ampollas. Tan sólo es legal en Cuba desde 1965, y en Uruguay desde 2012. Según datos del Ministerio de Salud argentino, cada año se practican en el país 354.627 abortos clandestinos. «Es decir, 41 por hora», reflexionó Martín Lousteau, diputado y exministro de Economía de Cristina Fernández. «La ilegalidad de la práctica -reflexionó- hace que las mujeres pobres sean quienes más sufren». Los datos de 2016 advierten que 245 embarazadas fallecieron por diferentes causas. El 17%, por un «embarazo terminado en aborto». No condenar a la mujer Tras el rechazo a la ley, el presidente de Argentina, Mauricio Macri, aseguró que el debate «va a continuar». «Los argentinos estamos madurando en libertad, entendiendo qué significa vivir en democracia, que tenemos que aprender a escuchar al otro. No hay que enojarse, hay que tratar de convivir», dijo en rueda de prensa. Macri anunció su intención de impular la educación sexual en colegios e institutos para prevenir los embarazos adolescentes, uno de los problemas por los que se planteó la despenalización del aborto. Sin embargo, ayer medios argentinos avanzaban que el Gobierno sopesa presentar el 21 de agosto un proyecto de reforma del Código Penal en el que introduciría una legalización del aborto menos ambiciosa. Con el fin de contentar a los sectores oficialistas, según «Clarín», el Ejecutivo introduciría que las mujeres que aborten no puedan ser condenadas, aunque la asistencia médica garantizada por parte del Estado seguiría limitada a los casos de violación y riesgo para la vida.
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That's for sure, despite all the hate for Cuban, the guy always comes good for the players, well done Mark. That is why someone like Dirk can spend 21 or more years in Dallas.
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From Comments to yesterday's essay, this on the topic from frequent contributor LL:

"The Central Intelligence Agency - in its entirety - is the national political warfare center, looking out from the US on the world. When you look inward, it clearly WAS the FBI, working hard to make a king/queen that would be satisfactory to the swamp. The Agency had a very small hand in the more recent attempt at a coup against President Trump."
Au contraire, mon ami.

Christians In Action gathers intelligence on other countries, sometimes which is even both accurate and timely(!) - excepting things like the invasion of South Korea, the Suez Crisis, any of a dozen Middle Eastern wars, Soviet missiles in Cuba, Soviet troops in Cuba, the erection of the Berlin Wall, the falling of the Berlin Wall, the fall of the Soviet Union, or any baker's dozen of terroristic acts from 1968-present, inclusive, but other than those petty failings, almost never takes a hand in doing everything outside of espionage or actual direct action. They generally suck at the things they're supposed to do, let alone the things we wish they'd do.

The other eleventy venues of operations, the ones described by Culper in his post, and those actively practiced by, for instance, the Chicoms, in every venue besides open warfare, are precisely what neither the Agency, the State Department, nor any other cabinet agency do, even though such is exactly their mission, either directly or in ancillary ways.

There is, as the referenced RAND study notes, no coordinated propaganda messaging, cyber warfare (offensive nor defensive, although Far Beyond Insanity likes to think they've "got that", they're mainly only concerned with government systems, not the other 98% of the economy, nor anything remotely offensive), no economically coherent outlook, and so on, ad infinitum.

And plainly, even the DoD is more concerned with internecine turf wars than a coherent defense strategy, or they wouldn't continue pursuing SJW nonsense and the jackassical continued deployment of the terminally flawed Thunderjug (which our allies with options are dropping like a hot iron ingot) in preference to three more carrier groups and ancillary surface ships, a strategic sealift capability, and doubling or tripling our SSNs and increasing our SSBNs, let alone halting the criminal hollowing of the current Army into little more than twice the size of the USMC any time since 1946. And they couldn't even had they the will and foresight to address all that, because the entitlement beast has eaten the meat, the potatoes, the seed corn, and left them nothing but gnawed bones to work with, in perpetuity.

And they've been abetted in this by 40 years of the most worthless congresses in US history (and historically, that's saying something).

We're on our way to becoming Britistan 2.0 at light speed, when what we really need, soon in a critical way, is for someone to institute our own version of Churchill's Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare (a great backpacking read, and enthusiastically and unhesitatingly recommended to the readership, btw, as both germane and informative in current times), on steroids, and with the brief of kicking everyone's @$$ who would challenge our survival, our supremacy, and our ability to prosper in any or all of the realms outlined in Culper's post.

That's not only something the CIA cannot do, it's something they actively suck at, any time they've been so tasked.

They should be folded wholesale, the dregs and dross winnowed for any actual talent coupled with the blazing desire to serve America and not the bureaucracy, and the dross flushed out of the pipes once and for all. Doing the same thing to the Feebies, as recent events have demonstrated, is about twenty to forty years overdue as well.

The blood from Langley and the Hoover building should be running waist deep coming down the steps of both agencies, and for the next several years. Anybody employed or hired by the current regime should be considered inherently suspect until proctologically proven innocent, by which I mean a full grand jury background investigation and zero tolerance for anything less than political virginity, and the entire house cleaned out and re-stocked with actual Americans, not agency hacks and bureaucrats, and the slightest degree of wavering afterwards should be dealt with in the most draconian manners imaginable. Permanent assignment to duties at McMurdo Station, including being given a parka and binoculars and told to keep all-directional watch on the horizon in 12 hour shifts, should be the kindest form of in-house punishment contemplated for any future failings, going forward for the next decade.

The mere existence of cesspit lizards like Brennan, McCabe, Strzok, and Page proves that the gentlest instrument used to clean house at the FBI and CIA ought to be actual M1A1 flamethrowers, used in platoon strength, from the roof to the basement, and all the nooks and crannies in between.

Starting today would not be too soon.
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LA HABANA (Sputnik) — Tres millones de turistas visitaron Cuba en lo que va de año, y entre los principales emisores destacan Canadá, Francia, Alemania, Reino Unido, Rusia, España, México, Argentina y Chile, informó un medio local.
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LA HABANA (Sputnik) — Las relaciones entre Cuba y EEUU, restablecidas en 2014 después de más de 50 años, están atravesando sus peores momentos, dijo a Sputnik el empresario y activista cubano-estadounidense Vicente Amor, residente en Tampa (sudeste de Florida).
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See the original story in Japanese. Our readers may recall that we have covered Takuma Terakubo, formerly working for Tokyo-based startup incubator Samurai Incubate, has established Leapfrog Ventures for the purpose to invest in seed-stage startups in East Africa. We have just got an update from them regarding their first investment. The firm unveiled that
          MediaCom bags $1.4bn worth account of Mars Incorporated      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Mars, Incorporated, the global pet care, confectionery and food business, and one of the world’s biggest accounts appointed MediaCom to handle its media planning and buying duties across most of the company’s portfolio. The result follows a competitive pitch against Omnicom, led by Hearts and Science, and Publicis, led by Starcom. MediaCom had previously managed media planning globally for the client and buying in over 20 markets, including Mexico, Canada, Australia, and the Netherlands. The entire global business – which is worth £1.4bn globally, according to data from Recma – will now be consolidated into MediaCom, including buying for the US and China. To deliver on the assignment, MediaCom will work as part of GroupMW, a GroupM solution, tapping into the resources of GroupM and WPP agencies to deliver outstanding results for Mars. Also Read: Eureka Forbes appoints Taproot Dentsu as its creative agency This decision connects to the larger transformation Mars has been driving with its marketing and media agenda – looking to build competitive advantage through insights, investment, and innovation. With an ever-changing marketing and retail landscape, Mars have been putting an increased focus on driving value from fast approaches to data, new creative and content models, and ways to incubate innovation. “This partnership will be a crucial accelerator in our ambition to be quicker, bolder and even more innovative when it comes to meeting our consumer needs. It brings thought leadership and actionable use of data and insights to meet our media needs,” said Andrew Clarke, Chief Marketing and Customer Officer at Mars. “It was impressive to see some of the fresh, challenging approaches from all three of the agencies. It’s helped evolve our thinking throughout the pitch and inspired us to be even bolder in our ambition. GroupM created a custom operating model for us which enables us to put data at the heart of our decision making, drive speed at a global, local and campaign level, and use our resources efficiently,” said Rob Rakowitz, Global Media Director at Mars. “Building on our existing remit, and extending our 25-year relationship, we, along with our GroupMW colleagues, will now be managing all of Mars’ media buying, as well as their data & analytics,” said Stephen Allan, Worldwide Chairman & CEO of MediaCom. “This confirms our place as the trusted media partner to one of the world’s most prestigious advertisers.” The full assignment will go into effect on 1 January 2019 and the transition period will run from August until December 2018.

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10 Aug 2018 - World Music at The Cuban Embassy

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Full house band Rhythms Del Toro playing live music upstairs bringing the fiesta and dancing until the early hours.


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Pendahuluan KETIKA wujud usaha mengetengahkan wacana baru yang mengkategorikan semula kelompok komunis sebagai pejuang kemerdekaan, terdapat juga kelompok yang cuba menghidupkan bibit-bibit pengaruh Fabian Society. Sebuah gerakan yang agak kurang diketengahkan dalam wacana sejarah Malaysia. Persoalannya disini, siapakah Fabian Society ini? Komunis serta kesatuannya bukanlah hanya sekadar jaringan tunggal komunis semata. Metod ketenteraan komunis yang …

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          Beat-the-heat, ice cream in Cuba, speaking Basque      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
It's been a long, hot summer with near record temperatures around the world. In Berlin, some are finding relief by going underground into old World War II bunkers. Plus, how ice cream in Cuba reveals the growing divide between rich and poor. Also, how the Basque language survived.
          Comment on Analysis backs claim drones were used to attack Venezuela’s president by El Comandante      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Guessing you guys never used a drone OR plastic explosive. First of all, what do drones do when they lose their signal to their encrypted controller? They don't get “disoriented”. Otherwise they'd be crashing all over the place in every country kids use them. They go to where they are programmed to go if they lose signal!....and where these went, says it was a staged attack as they apparently were flying back to where they came from when they were jammed which is opposite from where they were said to have come from...Oops! As far as plastic explosive? Can't be set off without a detonator creating a shockwave that goes through the PE. Can't be set off by fire, can't be set off by a bullet, can't be set off by a fall, that's kind of why you never hear of an unexpected explosion at a construction site. Lastly, they came from China. Who has close ties to China? The US? no...Colombia??? No. Maduro?? Owes them $120 billion! ...and lastly, lastly, it doesn't take a brain scientist to fake geolocation. Cuba's G2 which runs Venezuela's security forces, does it all the time. Interestingly, Maduro exposed more about how shoddy his protection rings are and his troops support level by having it video taped. Did the soldiers run towards him or run away. THAT said volumes! When the information points to something easy, take a deeper look.
          Argentina says no to legalized abortion as battle moves through region      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Very early Thursday morning, the Senate in Argentina voted down a bill that would legalize elective abortion. The vote was 38-31, which included two abstentions and one absentee vote. Current law will remain in place which allows abortion in the case of the mother’s health is at risk or rape. Women can be imprisoned for up to four years if the current law is broken.

The proposal would have legally allowed abortion up to fourteen weeks. After the more liberal lower house, the Argentine Chamber of Deputies narrowly passed the bill by a vote of 129-125. President Mauricio Macri said he would not veto the bill if it passed both chambers.

Pro-abortion supporters were buoyed by the vote to legalize abortion in Ireland, also a predominantly Catholic country, last May. Support for the bill was framed in much the same way it is framed through-out Europe and in America. Those in favor describe abortion as a human right and a health care issue. Both descriptions seem ironic to me, though, as the lives lost in an abortion are denied the ultimate right to life and if the concern is health care, legal abortion is allowed in a hospital in the case of the mother’s health or if the woman has been raped.

As expected, the anticipation of the vote in the Senate Thursday morning brought out protesters from both sides of the argument. A large screen outside the National Congress in Bueno Aires building brought the news to the crowd. A heavy police presence tamped down skirmishes as they emerged. Abortion movement leaders from outside the country weighed in. They vow to continue the fight.

Celia Szusterman, trustee of the UK board of Pro-Mujer and director of the Latin America program at the Institute for Statecraft, told CNN that is was “a step backward for women’s rights and women’s health.”
She says it’s a “sad day… not only because of the way the vote went but the way the campaign for and against went. It was so divisive.”
Activists say they’ll keep pushing the bill, in the hope that it passes one day soon.
“It will happen because that’s the world — to increase rights and this is one of the fundamental rights that is still not available to women in Latin America,” Szusterman said.
While pro-abortion supporters chanted “legal abortion at the hospital” outside the National Congress, the Catholic Church held a “Mass for Life” in Buenos Aires. Pope Francis didn’t weigh in during the battle in his native country but he did issue a statement earlier when the bill passed in the lower house. He issued a letter as the debate began earlier this year.
While Pope Francis hasn’t addressed the legislation directly, he did speak out strongly against abortion just days after the bill was approved by the lower house — comparing abortion to avoid birth defects to Nazi eugenics.
The pontiff also issued a letter in March, as the abortion debate began, urging Argentines to “make a contribution in defense of life and justice.”
The movement for legalized abortion is called the green wave and it is spreading across South America. Supporters wear a green bandana as a symbol of the movement and they are now being spotted in Brazil where the legislation is being considered. Last year Chile voted to ease the country’s strict ban.
Supporters of the bill rallied across the region Wednesday, in Chile, Uruguay, Mexico and Peru, as well as across the Atlantic, in Spain.
The vote in Argentina was important because of the scope of those affected. Argentina’s population is the fourth largest in South America and would have become the largest country to allow legalized abortion. With the green wave moved on to Brazil now, legalized abortion has the potential to be allowed in the continent’s most populated country. In the case of Brazil, the proposed legislation would allow abortion up to twelve weeks.
Despite not passing in the Senate, the bill is significant: Argentina is the fourth most populous country in the region and would have become the biggest country to permit abortions. Brazil, the region’s most populous country, is also in the midst of exploring permitting abortion—the Supreme Court held a hearing earlier this week to decide whether to decriminalize it up to 12 weeks.
This would amount to a potential of 126 million women granted the right to legally end a pregnancy in a hospital. Abortion supporters in Chile, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Spain all hoped the vote in Argentina would help their path to legalization.
Currently, only three of the 33 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean allow elective abortions: Cuba, Uruguay, and Guyana. Abortions are also permitted in Mexico City. Meanwhile, six countries—Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Suriname—ban abortion entirely.

As an American woman, I’m struck by the short window being proposed by these bills. Fourteen weeks in Argentina and twelve weeks in Brazil seem quite restrictive compared to U.S. law. Also, these abortions in South America are intended to be performed in hospitals. Argentina is seen as a leader in the region.

Amnesty International’s Argentina director Mariela Belski explained that “Argentina is a country that has shaped the agenda for the region in terms of human rights,” referring to Argentina leading the way in legalizing same-sex marriage. And according to an Amnesty survey, 60% of Argentinians are in favor of abortion. The fight might not be over yet.

The legal battle moves on to Brazil now. Let’s hope for a similar outcome.

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Dakwaan Datuk Dr. Mujahid Yusof Terhadap Ketirisan Dana RM 7.4 Juta Institu Kajian Strategik Islam (IKSIM)

Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Dr. Mujahid Yusof mendakwa ada ketirisan sebanyak RM 7.4 juta dalam membelanjakan dana Institut Kajian Strategik Islam (IKSIM) oleh pengurusan institusi tu sendiri...

Menurut Mujahid lagi, ianya di kesan selepas selepas audit dalaman terhadap IKSIM di lakukan dan mendapati sejumlah RM7.4 juta perbelanjaan daripada RM7.6 juta yang diterima daripada Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (MAIWP) tidak dapat dikesan...

Sehubungan itu, kerajaan ambil keputusan membekukan sementara akaun dan aktiviti yang telah di rancang Institut Kajian Strategik Islam Malaysia (IKSIM), berkuat kuasa serta-merta...

Kenyataan Balas Pengurusan IKSIM

Yang Berhormat Menteri telah membuat satu bentuk dakwaan berdasarkan laporan pasukan audit dalaman MAIWP yang bukan juruaudit bertauliah...

Pihak IKSIM telah memberikan kerjasama penuh kepada pihak Audit Dalam (MAIWP) sejak dari awal dan masih menunggu 'exit conference' yang telah di tangguhkan sebanyak 3 kali oleh pihak MAIWP setelah pihak IKSIM menjawab semua soalan2 yang di kemukakan...

RM 7.4 juta dana yang di bangkitkan oleh YB Menteri adalah berpunca dari prosedur kerja dan tatacara perakunan yang berbeza di antara MAIWP dengan prosedur yang di gunapakai oleh IKSIM...

Setiap ringgit yang di uruskan perbelanjaan oleh IKSIM mempunyai rekod terperinci dan boleh di semak dalam masa beberapa minit...

Tetapi pasukan audit MAIWP menganggap perbezaan itu sebagai kesilapan...


Respon Orang Ramai Mengenai Isu Mujahid Vs IKSIM




Netizen pantas memberikan respon terhadap dakwaan Mujahid...

Rata2 netizen marah dan kesal dengan 'penyelewengan' yang di katakan berlaku...

Persoalannya, apakah benar berlaku penyelewengan mcm yg Mujahid dakwa tu???

Kalau dakwaan Mujahid tu tak benar, kenapa Mujahid sanggup lemparkan fitnah yg begitu hina pada IKSIM!!!

Sudahkah netizen yg mencaci dan menyindir IKSIM tu dengar atau baca penjelasan yg IKSIM keluarkan...

Sudahkah cuba fahamkan kenapa kekeliruan tu berlaku supaya tak menyambung dosa fitnah???(sekiranya dakwaan Mujahid salah)

Kita akan kupas satu persatu isu nie dalam mencari kebenaran, In Sya Allah dalam tulusan selepas ini...

Sementara tu, janganlah membuat tuduhan melulu tanpa usul periksa...

Baca, faham dan hayati maksud firman Allah s.w.t. berikut :


بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنْ جَاءَكُمْ فَاسِقٌ بِنَبَإٍ فَتَبَيَّنُوا أَنْ تُصِيبُوا قَوْمًا بِجَهَالَةٍ فَتُصْبِحُوا عَلَىٰ مَا فَعَلْتُمْ نَادِمِينَ

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          Boz Scaggs Processes The Past And Rebuilds For The Future      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmj6khcLM2Y Boz Scaggs is likely best known for his affiliation with the Steve Miller Band or 1976 songs like " Lido Shuffle " and " Lowdown ." But through the years, he's also been crafting jazz and blues albums in homage to his earliest influences. His new album Out of the Blues , due out July 27, is a continuation of that practice, capping off an unofficial trilogy of albums that channel his upbringing in Oklahoma and Texas while listening to blues and early rock and roll. Scaggs said he started playing the blues because it was a basic and simple form of guitar, but by now, he's steeped in its history. He recounts the way the blues spread to and across the United States — coming first from the Caribbean and up through Cuba, into New Orleans and up the river to the Mississippi Delta, then to cities, radio and clubs. "As it evolved, it picked up subtleties from every stop and from everyone who used the form," he says. "If you really get back to some of
          Nasi Kandar Kuning Ayam Goreng Nasi Lan Kedah Putrajaya      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

"Nasi Lan Kedah Putrajaya"

Sebelum ini penulis berjaya menjejakkan kaki ke Nasi Lan Kedah cawangan Shah Alam.
Nasi Lan Kedah bukan sahaja membuka cawangannya di Shah Alam.


Nasi Lan Kedah Putrajaya
Nasi Lan Kedah Putrajaya
Bagi penduduk Bangi, Kajang, Putrjaya atau Cyberjaya mungkin Dengkil boleh mencuba Nasi Lan Kedah tanpa perlu ke Shah Alam.


Nasi Lan Cawangan Putrajaya

Kini Nasi Lan Kedah sudah membuka cawangan mereka di Putrajaya.

Nasi Lan Kedah cukup popular dengan hidangan nasi kandar. Itu adalah hidangan utama mereka.

Pilihan Bukan Mamak

Bezanya bukan berkonsepkan mamak.

Bagi mereka yang gemarkan nasi dengan kuah campur dengan rasa rempah yang pelbagai boleh mencuba nasi kandar versi utara ini.

Mungkin sudah muak dengan masakan kuah kandar dari mamak, boleh cuba Nasi Lan Kedah.

Sotong Kembang Trademark




Di Nasi Lan Kedah Shah Alam penulis mencuba sotong kembang mereka. Agak mahal untuk rakyat marhaen. Makan sekali-sekala boleh sahaja.

Nasi warna kuning (ala-ala nasi ayam), campuran kuah pelbagai (kari, kerutuk dan sebagainya) dengan lauk pauk seperti sotong, udang, ayam serta ikan adalah bahan-bahan biasa dalam nasi kandar Nasi Lan Kedah.

Nasi Kuning Lauk Ayam Goreng Kuah Campur

Kali ini penulis tidak mengambil sotong kembang sebagai lauk, kali ini ayam goreng yang agak berempah.


Nasi Lan Kedah Kandar Ayam Goreng
Nasi Lan Kedah Kandar Ayam Goreng


Datang sahaja di Nasi Lan Kedah Putrajaya meskipun hari Sabtu dan waktu makan tengah hari keadaan masih tenang tidak sebagaimana di Seksyen 16 Shah Alam yang beratur sehingga kedai sebelah panjangnya.

Sistem Layan Diri Fast Food

Masuk sahaja terus ke bahagian kaunter mendapatkan makanan. Pengunjung akan ditanya oleh cashier sebagaimana membuat pesanan di Subway atau Fast Food lain.

Pilihan nasi semestinya tiada pilihan lain, pilihan lauk, kuah yang dicampur dan sayur. Dua sahaja pilihan sayur antara kobis goreng atau bendi celur.

Minuman Datang Kemudian

Selesai membuat pilihan terus membuat bayaran. Pelanggan akan diberikan satu 'penanda' yang bernombor untuk dibawa bersama iaitu nombor giliran untuk minuman. Minuman datang kemudian dengan penghantaran oleh pekerja di meja makan pelanggan.

Sekali pandang, memang caca marba persembahan makanan di pinggan.

Semuanya bercampur aduk dalam satu pinggan. Bagi mereka yang kali pertama memakan nasi kandar, mungkin pelik akan hidangan ini.

Rasa Nasi Kandar Lan Kedah

Dari segi rasa, masih sama dengan yang di Shah Alam. Kuah pekat yang berempah rasanya. Ayam goreng yang masih memiliki minyaknya dan cukup garing.

Rasa kuah nasi kandar tidak dimasinkan sangat kerana dalam satu set hidangan Nasi Lan Kedah ini diletakkan telur masin sebagai penambah perisa.

Ulasan Penulis

Bagi peminat nasi kandar boleh tahan kombinasi rasanya. Mungkin bagi mereka yang baharu sahaja berjinak-jinak dengan nasi kuah bercampur, jangan campurkan kuahnya ambil sahaja satu atau dua kuah.

Dengan Sayur Bendi
Dengan Sayur Bendi
Untuk mengelakkan pembaziran.

Ruang makan yang luas dan susunan yang cukup cantik memandangkan masih baharu. Sinki dan tisu disediakan.

Setakat penulis ke sini, dari segi makanan dan suasana dalam keadaan terbaik.

Kuah agak pekat dan mungkin tambahan telur masin kurang sesuai untuk campuran semua kuah yang ada dalam dulang.

Rasanya masih sama dan berjaya di habiskan dengan cemerlang sebelum penulis dan isteri menuju ke Mr DIY di bangunan yang sama.

Informasi Pengunjung

Lokasi Nasi Lan Kedah Putrajaya

Terletak di pinggir Putrajaya yang diberikan nama Precint Diplomatik atau precint 14.
Berhadapan dengan Jalan P14. Cukup mudah untuk dilihat jika sudah berada di Jalan P14 ini.

Jalan Perak P15, 
Presint Diplomatik,
62050 Putrajaya, 
Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya




Harga Makanan Nasi Lan Kedah

Nasi Kuning
Ayam Goreng (sayap)
Sayur Kobis
Telur Masin

Nasi Kuning
Ayam Goreng (sayap)
Sayur bendi
Telur Masin

Limau ais

Semua makanan di atas berharga RM20.

Waktu Operasi Nasi Lan

Dibuka setiap hari dan beroperasi dari jam 10 pagi sehingga 10 malam.

Parkir Kenderaan

Agak terhad memandangkan menggunakan parkir rumah kedai. Elakkan waktu puncak jika tidak mahu berjalan jauh atau baharu sahaja selesai pembedahan kaki.

Anda fikir anda tahu Nasi Kandar Kuning Ayam Goreng Nasi Lan Kedah Putrajaya ?

Anda fikir sekali lagi....

Assalamualaikum.




          5-4. Michael Brantley pega sencillo de oro y los Indios dejan tendidos a los Mellizos      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

La historia se repitió por segunda jornada consecutiva este jueves cuando los Indios de Cleveland dejaron tendidos en el terreno de juego a los Mellizos de Minnesota en la recta final del partido después de que Michael Brantley pegó sencillo de oro y su equipo venció por 5-4.

EFE

Brantley pegó imparable en la parte baja del noveno episodio y rompió el empate en la pizarra para asegurar la victoria de los Indios, que se consolidan como líderes de la División Central con marca (64-50).

Mientras, los Mellizos (53-61) ocupan el segundo lugar de la misma clasificación con 11 juegos por detrás.

El imparable de Brantley fue un rodado en la cuenta de 2-1 ante el relevista Addison Reed (1-6) que el tercera base dominicano Miguel Sanó no pudo llegarle, con lo que el jardinero central Greg Allen anotó para otro triunfo dramático de Cleveland.

La pasada jornada, otro cuadrangular de tres carreras del campocorto puertorriqueño Francisco Lindor le dio a Cleveland la victoria por 5-2.

Allen puso en marcha en rally con un sencillo ante Reed y se robó segundo con Lindor al bate. Un rodado de Lindor hizo que Allen llegara a tercera.

El bateo latino estuvo presente en la ofensiva de los Indios con Lindor, que se fue de 5-2, tres impulsadas; el dominicano Melky Cabrera tuvo de 3-0, una anotada, y el cubano Yonder Alonso pegó imparable en cuatro viajes a la caja de bateo con anotada e impulsada.

El relevista Andrew Miller (2-3) ponchó a uno en el noveno episodio que le dejó con la victoria. El zurdo cumplió su cuarta aparición tras perderse dos meses por una inflamación en la rodilla derecha.

A pesar de la derrota, el dominicano Jorge Polanco brilló en la ofensiva de los Mellizos al irse de 4-1 con una anotada y tres carreras impulsadas. EFE

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          Establecen normas jurídicas para el Sistema de Propiedad Industrial cubano      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Nuevas normas jurídicas para el Sistema de Propiedad Industrial permitirán la adopción de medidas para proteger la salud pública y la nutrición, contrarrestar el ejercicio abusivo de los derechos de propiedad industrial, así como asegurar la protección, gestión y comercialización de los derechos de propiedad industrial de la información no divulgada.
          Como criar papagaio-verdadeiro      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Criação do papagaio-verdadeiro só pode ser realizada com autorização (Foto: Jairmoreirafotografia/ Wikimedia Commons)

 

Com o dom de articular palavras e coberta de penas coloridas, a ave é uma ótima companhia, mas só pode ser criada com autorização pelos órgãos responsáveis pelo meio ambiente no Estado.

O papagaio-verdadeiro (Amazona aestiva) é certamente um dos principais representantes da exuberância da Floresta Amazônica, que, por meio de sua fauna e flora, reúne um colorido contrastante típico da natureza de regiões tropicais. Nas penas, a ave traz, em tons vibrantes, o verde na maior parte do corpo; o azul-esverdeado na fronte e na bochecha; o vermelho com contornos de amarelo nos ombros; e o azul-escuro nas pontas das asas.

Mas fazer o papagaio-verdadeiro ser cobiçado como animal de estimação, para ornamentar residências e estabelecimentos públicos e privados, não é só mérito da beleza das cores intensas, que sem um padrão na distribuição e tamanho tornam cada exemplar diferente um do outro.

A capacidade de imitar a voz humana é uma característica que desperta a curiosidade de quem ouve do bico torto do pássaro a repetição perfeita de palavras ou a reprodução de outros sons, como campainhas, buzinas e até o cantarolar de canções.  Não é à toa que os preços de venda do papagaio-verdadeiro são altos no comércio, gerando um bom lucro para o criador.

Leia também: 
>> Como criar lóris
>> 4 dúvidas sobre pássaros

De fácil manejo e pouco exigente em espaço, a ave é uma criação adequada para iniciantes e com experiência restrita no trato com animais. Para colocar a atividade em prática, no entanto, é obrigatório obter autorização junto aos órgãos responsáveis pelo meio ambiente no Estado, cujo objetivo é evitar a captura e a exploração clandestina da espécie.

Pertencente à família dos Psittacidae, a mesma das araras, agapornis, maritacas, jandaias e tuins, o papagaio-verdadeiro é popularmente chamado de louro por todo o país. Dependendo da região, entretanto, também é conhecido como papagaio-comum, papagaio-curau, papagaio-grego, papagaio-boiadeiro, papagaio-baiano, curau, acamatanga, entre outros nomes.

Com 35 a 37 centímetros de comprimento e peso médio de 400 gramas, diferenciam-se na cor vermelho-laranja com um fino anel externo avermelhado da íris nas fêmeas adultas em relação ao amarelo-laranja nos machos, que ainda têm o bico negro. Hábil ao movimentar os pés para levar o alimento à boca, é ainda inteligente, social e de convívio com rápida adaptação, podendo viver por até 80 anos.

Oriunda da América do Sul, incluindo sobretudo Paraguai, Bolívia e Argentina, aqui a ave está presente na maior parte do território. Na natureza, em florestas úmidas e de galeria, savanas e matas com palmeiras, vive em casais ou em bandos no alto das árvores. A lida responsável do papagaio-verdadeiro em sistemas de criação, no entanto, tem o objetivo de atender à demanda do mercado sem a necessidade de retirada da espécie de seu hábitat natural, evitando o risco de processo de extinção.


Mãos à obra
>>> INÍCIO Obtenha autorização para o manejo antes de comprar os papagaios-verdadeiros. Forme o plantel adquirindo exemplares que já sejam casais de estabelecimentos com documentação legalizada, a mesma que o novo criador é obrigado a solicitar junto ao órgão gestor de fauna do Estado. Também é possível conseguir legalmente, e sem custo, aves de centros de triagem e fiscalização.
>>> AMBIENTE Com períodos de sombra e luminosidade solar é o mais indicado para o bem-estar da criação. Embora rústico e resistente, o papagaio-verdadeiro não suporta frio intenso nem deve ficar exposto a correntes de ar e umidade.
>>> VIVEIRO Mais indicado é o tipo aéreo, que fica a 1 metro do solo e evita o acesso de roedores. Com piso cimentado, o de solo é também uma opção. As instalações por casal devem medir 2 metros de comprimento, 1,5 metro de altura e 1 metro de largura, dimensões que permitem espaço suficiente para a abertura das asas e a movimentação das aves. Podem ser de metal ou madeira, com tela tipo alambrado ou soldada, fio de arame bitola 12 e malha de 2 a 3 centímetros. Devem ser cobertas na parte do comedouro e ninho e abertas com proteção de tela na área do bebedouro e brinquedos. Distribua os poleiros em ambos os lados.
>>> ACESSÓRIOS Comedouros e bebedouros de inox são os mais apropriados, mas há modelos de porcelana e de barro. Para distração das aves, são indicados brinquedos vendidos em lojas de produtos agropecuários. Disponibilize galhos, folhagens e pequenos tocos de madeira para promover um ambiente agradável à criação.
>>> ALIMENTAÇÃO É à base de ração industrializada balanceada, complementada com frutos, castanhas, grãos, sementes, tubérculos e insetos, além de ovo cozido. A dosagem das refeições e dos complementos é  necessária para as aves não se tornarem obesas.
>>> CUIDADOS São exigidos para evitar o contato das aves com as próprias fezes e restos de comida, o que pode contaminá-las com fungos e bactérias. Limpe o interior das instalações todos os dias, trocando o material usado para forrar a área de criação. Uma vez por semana, lave os comedouros e bebedouros com sabão neutro, enxaguando-os bem. Mensalmente, desinfete os viveiros com produtos específicos para avicultura. Aplique nas aves vermífugos de seis em seis meses.
>>> REPRODUÇÃO Somente a partir dos cinco anos de idade e, em geral, ocorre entre setembro e fevereiro. Em um período de 24 a 29 dias, a incubação natural de três a cinco ovos brancos por ninhada é realizada pela fêmea e sob proteção do macho, que são monogâmicos. Com 60 dias de vida, os filhotes deixam o ninho. Para criar aves mansas, é recomendada a incubação artificial, que tem investimento mais elevado, porém, apresenta produtividade maior, chegando cada matriz a ultrapassar dez crias por ano.

Como criar (Foto:  )

Mais informações: criadores e profissionais especializados podem auxiliar com mais orientações; Secretaria Estadual de Meio Ambiente (Sema) do Estado; e a IN 07/2015 (Ibama) traz todas as informações e documentação necessária para instalar o empreendimento. 

Onde adquirir: de criadouros comerciais em atividade, como a Fazenda Vale Verde, tel. (31) 3079-9171, Betim (MG), www.valeverde.com.br/zoo_criatorio

*Consultor: Fabio Morais Hosken, zootecnista, doutor em produção animal e consultor para criação de animais silvestres, legalização e projetos, tel. (31) 98479-8949, planetarural@terra.com.br, www.zooassessoria.com.br
 

 


          دانلود AccuBattery 1.1.9 برنامه محافظت از باتری گوشی اندروید      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
با برنامه AccuBattery میتوانید از باتری دستگاه خود در بهترین حالت محافظت کنید. محافظت از باتری، نمایش اطلاعات کاربرد باتری، سنجش ظرفیت باتری (میلی آمپر بر ساعت) از ویژگیهای این برنامه میباشد. هر باتری یک طول عمر محدود دارد. هر بار که دستگاه خود را شارژ میکنید باتری را فرسوده میکند و ظرفیت ان را کاهش میدهد. تحقیقات نشان میدهد اگر دستگاه خود را تا ٨٠ درصد شارژ کنید، عمر باتری تا ٢٠٠ درصد افزایش میابد. این برنامه اطلاعاتی از مقدار واقعی باتری را که استفاده میشود از کنترل کننده ی شارژ باتری اندازه گیری میکند. کاربرد باتری در هر برنامه از طریق همین اطلاعات تعیین میشود که نشان میدهد کدام برنامه در این مورد بیشترین مصرف را دارد . اندروید کاربرد باتری را با استفاده از مشخصات پیش پخته که تولیدکنندگان دستگاه ارائه میدهند، محاسبه میکند، مانند CPU چه مقدار نیرو مصرف میکند، هرچند در عمل این اعدادبه صورت نادرست میباشند. با این برنامه میتوانید سریعترین شارژر و کابل USB برای دستگاه خودرا پیدا کنید.
          Longing for Adventure!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
 Have you ever been reading and one word, 
yes just one word, hits you in your heart? Recently in a magazine the word "longing" just jumped out and grabbed me. 
What does it mean: yearning, strong, persistent desire or craving, especially for something unattainable or distant: filled with longing for home. an instance of this: a sudden longing to see old friends.

For me longing means adventure!
I long for adventures.
I longed for adventure even as a child,
to travel to places yet unseen,
or climb the highest tree,
or take off on my bicycle and travel as far as I could go.
Right this moment my longing is to travel.
To tell you the truth it doesn't much matter where,
but just to go, see, savor, learn, and embrace whatever there is out there.
I have thought long and hard about travel.
Where would I want to go?
Well I do love France, yes I do!
But I love other places too.
Places yet unseen are beckoning me,
maybe Cuba, the east coast of the US, Belize, Alaska,
Greece, Turkey, India, China, Japan, Ireland, more of Spain,
Portugal, Slovenia, do you get it?
I want to see it all. 
Don't get me wrong, I have loved all the travel I have done.
But still!
It is the longing in my heart, adventure!

What do you long for?


          Comentario en Brigada de especialistas cubanos “Todos con Voz” viene hacer diagnóstico de la discapacidad por miriam      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
todo es una farsa por que a mi hermano no le dieron ninguna ayuda de ningún tipo mas que solo apuntar sus nombres personales.
          L.A. Parker: Trenton failing to keep the pigs at bay      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The CIA failed with its infamous April 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.

In Trenton, officials have difficulty in keeping pigs at bay as residents discard trash seemingly everywhere. Not even the St. Francis Cemetery is off limits as trash lines a portion of this sacred ground near Franklin St.


          Comment on Oxford: “Conservatives are right to be skeptical of scientific establishments” by BobM      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
"Research confirms that every decade since 1974, conservatives’ trust in scientists has decreased." So what happened in that decade of the early 70's? NASA started abandoning science and engineering and EPA started abusing them. There's more, of course. The Viet Nam war ended, but Universities had become incubators of leftist social thought. Downhill ever since.
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          arriving in style      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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arriving in style

Havana, Cuba


          Artist Meet and Greet (OKC)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Aug. 10 – Paint N Cheers –  Cuban artist Antonio Cubelo will be bringing his collection of works to Paint N Cheers for art enthusiasts to enjoy. His artwork comprises of vibrant portraits and brilliant cityscapes. Wine and cheese will be provided, and guests are welcome to ask questions and converse with Cubelo. This event […]

          Heridos cuatro menores de edad en otro accidente de tránsito en Cuba      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
El incidente se produjo en la Carretera Central este jueves en la madrugada
          Cubana de Hialeah gana lotería de 1 millón de dólares      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Compró su billete ganador Quick Pick en la tienda Gaby Grocery Discount
          Cubana que asesinó a joven en Tenerife estuvo toda la noche fumando crack      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
El joven vivía en su casa a cargo de su hermana de siete años
          EEUU pide a Bachelet que alce la voz ante abusos en Cuba y Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
La expresidenta chilena ha sido nominada como próxima responsable de Derechos Humanos de la ONU
          Police concerns of 'cover-up' over scuba diver Bua-Ngoen Thongsi's mystery death      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Police officers who investigated the death of a scuba diver have concerns that others on the fateful trip have colluded in a cover-up. Thai national Bua-Ngoen "Goy" Thongsi, who had been living in Christchurch, failed to surface...
          New SCUBA permit rules for Eagle's Nest cave now in effect      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Expert cave divers worked with Florida Fish and Wildlife to make the underwater location more restricted.
        

          Leonardo Padura: “No funciono sin Cuba”      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Invitado por Fundación OSDE, el 23 de agosto a las 18, Leonardo Padura dialogará con la escritora Claudia Piñeiro. Aquí la entrevista que le hizo NOTICIAS a pocos días de llegar al país.
          JANGAN PENJARA NAJIB SORANG      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   




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          Güney Sudanlı öğrenciler TİKA'nın desteğiyle yeni okullarına kavuştu       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Başkent Cuba'da inşaatına başlandıktan sonra bitirilemeyen okul binası, TİKA'nın devreye girmesiyle kısa sürede tamamlanarak eğitime hazır hale getirildi.
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Kandırma konusunda üstlerine yok. TL ile satış yaptıkları halde kur farkı gibi bir bahaneleri var. Bir de mağazaya gelin farkınızı ben ödeyeceğim diyorlar kabaca yapılan hatayı kabul edip özür dilemek yerine. Scubapro maske aldım mağazadan taksitli bu fiyata olmaz dediler sonrada indirim yapıyormuş
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          Cuba: referendum en février 2019 sur la nouvelle Constitution      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Le referendum national sur le projet de nouvelle Constitution à Cuba, qui reconnaît le rôle du marché et de l'activité privée dans l'économie de l'île communiste, se tiendra le 24 février 2019, a annoncé jeudi la télévision nationale. Le projet sera ...
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The national referendum to ratify Cuba's new constitution will take place on February 24, 2019, state television said Thursday.
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President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were “traitors” to Hispanics in the U.S. for dithering on immigration when Democrats controlled the presidency and both chambers of Congress, a Cuban-American television journalist now seeking a U.S. House seat said Thursday.
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While eminently debatable, the most important TV show is probably I Love Lucy. It caused millions of people to purchase TV sets. It popularized the sitcom format. It revealed that the real money for a TV show was in syndicating the re-runs. It was the most popular TV show originating from the West Coast, causing production of almost all sitcoms to move to Los Angeles. It's still popular today. (HBD side note: As Steve Sailer loves to point out, Cubans like Desi were obviously considered white by Americans. That's why it was fine for him to marry and impregnate a Northern European like Lucy.)
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          Photo Flash: Get A First Look At OLIVER at Goodspeed Musicals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Goodspeed's production of OLIVER! Check out all new photos from the production below!

Charles Dickens' beloved orphan makes his Goodspeed debut in the hope-filled musical set in the dark shadows of Victorian London. Bounced from workhouse to forced labor, Oliver Twist escapes to the streets where he meets Fagin, the Artful Dodger and a band of child pickpockets. Will he find love, home and happiness before it's too late? Consider yourself part of the family with the colorful international smash that gave the world "Where Is Love?," "Food! Glorious Food!" and "As Long As He Needs Me." Oliver! is made possible in part by Liberty Bank, the Lucille Lortel Foundation, Masonicare at Chester Village and The Shops at Mohegan Sun.

Oliver!, featuring book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, is directed by Rob Ruggiero and choreographed by James Gray.

Oliver Twist is by Elijah Rayman. Elijah has been in productions since he was five years old, most recently in the role of Mamillius in The Winter's Tale at New York's Theatre for a New Audience. The role of Fagin is played by Donald Corren who returns to Goodspeed having previously appeared in the musical Nöel. His Broadway credits include Souvenir, and Torch Song Trilogy. Off-Broadway Donald has performed in The Fantastics (Jerry Orbach Theatre), Old Jews Telling Jokes (Westside Theatre) and The Soap Myth (Roundabout Black Box). Regionally Corren has performed in numerous productions including The Fabulous Lipitones (George Street Playhouse), My Fair Lady (The Guthrie Theatre) as well as productions at Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Arena Stage, Old Globe and many more.

Bill Sikes plays Brandon Andrus who previously performed in the Goodspeed productions of Annie Get Your Gun and Camelot. Mr. Andrus was in the 2014 Broadway revival of Side Show and the National Tours of Jersey Boys and Oklahoma!. Brandon's Off-Broadway and regional credits includeLiberty: A Monumental Musical (42West NYC), Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical (Olney Theatre), Spamalot (Geva Theatre), Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, A Musical (La Mirada), For Goodness Sake (Musicals Tonight) and many more. Actress EJ Zimmerman will play Nancy. Ms. Zimmerman's musical theatre credits include Broadway's Les Misérables, the First National Tour of Avenue Q, Off-Broadway's Disenchanted! and Miss Saigon at Riverside Theatre, Arvada Center and Actors' Playhouse. The Artful Dodger will be played by Gavin Swartz. In addition to playing Nigel in Broadway's Matilda the Musical he has performed regionally in Les Misérables and in A Christmas Story The Musical.

Oliver! is directed Rob Ruggiero who has directed numerous Goodspeed productions including Rags, Carousel, Camelot, Show Boat, 1776 and Fiddler on the Roof. He has received numerous awards and nominations for his regional work including multiple Connecticut Critics Circle Awards. Mr. Ruggiero conceived and directed the original musical revue Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn which garnered him nominations for both Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Mr. Ruggiero currently serves as the Producing Artistic Director at TheaterWorks in Hartford, where he conceived and directed the highly successful Ella, a production that received Kevin Kline and Joseph Jefferson Awards and has since been produced at major regional theaters around the country.

Oliver! runs through September 8, 2018.

Tickets are available through the Box Office (860.873.8668), open seven days a week, or online at goodspeed.org. For show highlights, exclusive photos, special events and more, visit at goodspeed.org.

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“Food, Glorious Food� The cast of Goodspeed Musicals’ Oliver!


“It’s a Fine Life� Gavin Swartz (The Artful Dodger) and EJ Zimmerman (Nancy) with the cast of Goodspeed Musicals’ Oliver!


The cast of Goodspeed Musicals’ Oliver!


Elijah Rayman (Oliver Twist) and Richard Henry (Mr. Bumble) in Goodspeed Musicals’ Oliver!


Donald Corren (Fagin) in Goodspeed Musicals’ Oliver!


“Consider Yourself, one of the family� Gavin Swartz (The Artful Dodger) and Elijah Rayman (Oliver Twist) in Goodspeed Musicals’ Oliver!


Brandon Andrus (Bill Sikes) with Alex Stewart in Goodspeed Musicals’ Oliver!


“Food, Glorious Food� The cast of Goodspeed Musicals’ Oliver!


Fagin’s gang declare “I’d Do Anything� Ava Loughlin, Donald Corren, Colin Soto, Owen Tabaka and Gavin Swartz in Goodspeed Musicals’ Oliver!


“Oom-Pah-Pah� EJ Zimmerman (Nancy) with Megan Loomis, Jamie LaVerdiere, Andrew Mayer and Karen Murphy in Goodspeed Musicals’ Oliver!


Elijah Rayman (Oliver Twist) and Brandon Andrus (Bill Sikes) with Gavin Swartz (The Artful Dodger) and EJ Zimmerman (Nancy) in Goodspeed Musicals’ Oliver!


Elijah Rayman (Oliver Twist) in Goodspeed Musicals’ Oliver!


Gavin Swartz (The Artful Dodger) with Russell Rinker, Alex Stewart, Miranda Gelch and Shannon Lee Jones in Goodspeed Musicals’ Oliver!


“You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two� The cast of Goodspeed Musicals’ Oliver!


Richard Henry (Mr. Bumble) and Elijah Rayman (Oliver Twist) with the cast of Goodspeed Musicals’ Oliver!


“That’s Your Funeral� Karen Murphy (Mrs. Sowerberry), Richard Henry (Mr. Bumble), Jamie LaVerdiere (Mr. Sowerberry) and Elijah Rayman (Oliver Twist) in Goodspeed Musicals’ Oliver!


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The Taino heritage is been in all the islands in the caribbean but in Dominican Republic there’s a higher genetic in African origin .... there’s more blacks in DR than the rest of the caribbean but you can’t tell them that ... kinky hair people say that they’re Indian but they blue black smh
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José Luis Cobián|CN COLIMANOTICIAS Manzanillo, Col.- En la primera clausura semestral que comprendió los meses de enero a julio de 2018, el Centro Universitario de Bellas Artes de Manzanillo (CUBAM), dio una muestra del talento de los maestros y los alumnos que forman parte de esta gran familia. Fue así que entre el piano, violines, […]
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Merlin1392 returns to talk about divecaching for the three hundred forty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Some of the divecaches he's hidden are "The Blind Squirrel" (GC6MZ37), "Neptune's Quest" (GC62ZK6), "Drunken Sailor" (GC6MZ42), and "Finding Nemo - Dori's Tale" (GC4P8MP). Those interested in connecting with other Divecachers might want to try Scubaboard. Chris spotted the "Geothermal SCUBA" (GC3DP13) at the end of the show as an example of an Earthcache which requires diving. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com
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          区块链给网络安全带来了什么好处      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

网络安全的世界就像我们现代的“仙境”一样。有了海量的数据,任何事情都可能发生。在适应现代数字时代中,广泛传播的行业阻力已经为那些利用其计算机网络知识的人铺平了道路,他们利用和勒索他人来获取财务或个人利益。

在全球范围内,我们目睹了诸如Equifax和Facebook等大规模数据泄露事件对我们造成的巨大破坏。在我看来,不幸的是,直到Mark Zuckerberg在国会作证以及GDPR在5月生效之后,这些影响才真正得到承认。

但是,当涉及到安全问题时,仍然有很多东西需要学习,因为永远不能有足够的保护。为什么?因为每进行了一个补丁都会有一个新的攻击者寻找下一个漏洞。当我们谈论数字资产时,比如加密货币,当然还有区块链技术,情况也是如此。

科技的迅猛发展带来了许多好处,但同时也带来了许多灾难。例如,正在迅速扩张的数字资产市场,正在为新形式的网络攻击(如利用个人数字资产和投资)提供强有力的支持。

尽管比特币从2009年开始出现,但“加密货币”的概念仍处于初级阶段。与这些货币相关的波动性,以及围绕其监管的不确定性,仍然是不可预测的。直到最近举办的国会听证会,美国才最终听取了众议院农业委员会(House Agriculture Committee)和众议院金融服务委员会(House Committee On Financial Serviceson)关于未来数字资产向经济和金融部门提出的论点。

但是,了解网络安全空间的根本问题,可能有助于揭开如何将区块链和加密货币等新技术应用到我们的相关行业中。或者,这可能继续让我们所有人为之疯狂。

1.网络安全解决方案过多

在我看来,区块链可以极大地减少网络安全产品在市场上的过剩。我不情愿将所有这些产品归类为“解决方案”,这是为了整个行业的利益,也是为了保护消费者的钱包。为甚麽呢?因为质量和数量是有区别的。

对改善我们的“网络环境”的需求已经导致市场上大量的网络安全产品的供应。例如,你看到多少广告试图让你投资于一个新的反病毒或反恶意软件,如McAfee、Norton、AVG或Kaspersky?有多少广告吸引你浏览VPN,或虚拟专用网络软件,以帮助你隐藏和保护你的计算机IP地址?

如何真正选择一种产品?这不仅对软件开发者和公司来说是一个挑战,让他们在这个空间中竞争和茁壮成长,而且对普通消费者来说也是一个挑战,他们需要了解他们在寻找什么。为甚麽呢?所有这些都归结为不能正确地判断我们正在面临的问题或需要注意的产品。

说到保护我们的数字资产不受威胁,我的看法是,在区块链“解决方案”和加密货币风险的数量方面没有什么不同。我们需要能够精简质量和消除垃圾。市场上充斥着成千上万的加密货币和区块链项目,它们只做两件事 淹没了发展空间,压倒了消费者和投资者。

通过在组合中引入区块链技术,我们可以开始改善我们的“网络环境”。

2.我们的‘网络环境’很差,需要清理

区块链可以充当某种数字拖把,帮助清理我们已经采取的安全习惯。当我们谈论良好的“网络环境”时,我们指的是我们在识别威胁、解决这些威胁以及确保我们继续采取预防性措施防止潜在的网络剥削方面的主动性。对你作为消费者或企业所拥有的信息有一个基本的了解是至关重要的。

如果我们看一下过去几年里出现的绝大多数的数据泄露事件就会发现,几乎所有的数据泄露都可以归结为:当它第一次开始留下痕迹时就没有人在意威胁已经出现了。这样,就会出现懒惰的监控,比如无法更新操作的系统,对设备进行现代化的犹豫,甚至忽略了那些容易识别的危险信号。

3.使安全性更加清晰

每当我看到市场上最新的安全产品时,我都会做相应的功课。就像我使用新的区块链技术一样,我会研究和比较产品。我读了评论,很快就知道我应该投资什么了。但是,这并不是许多消费者如何实现他们的安全唯一途径。在对区块链技术进行投资时,花时间研究它是如何形成的,以及为什么它最适合于它特定的应用也是很重要的。

事实上,选择安全产品的一个主要问题是,许多消费者往往不能认识到产品的有效性。或者,他们对该特定产品如何工作的知识有限,常常不能充分利用他们的投资。

你能正确识别软件能力的唯一方法就是进行研究和自我测试。用户或市场评论本身可能有缺陷,但自我测试,就没有人可以超越。当我们开始看到新的公司进入区块链或加密货币领域时,许多供应商还没有在这个领域的业务。为甚麽呢?因为他们没有这方面的经验或历史。然而,人们相信如果该公司有一个极具吸引力的白皮书或视频他们就将改变世界。

我曾与许多在区块链和加密货币领域的知名人士交谈过,其中包括金融先锋、LDJ Capital, David Drake,,以及前CNET创始人Halsey Minor,,探讨了实现这一领域的最佳方法。即使是备受尊敬的投资者,如Herjavec集团的首席执行官Robert Herjavec和Shark Tank 鲨鱼投资人iMark Cuban也加入了进来,他们都同意这样一个事实――你必须自己进行研究,并且记住不要投资炒作。

无论您是在国内还是在国际范围内查看产品或项目, 供应商的跟踪记录总是那么的重要。无论您是在寻找像 McAfee、Norton或 AVG 这样的公认市场品牌, 都永远不会有 绝对“完美” 的解决方案。虽然在为个人或商业安全解决方案采用国际安全产品时犹豫不决, 但我确实遇到了一家公司, 使我非常感兴趣。

作为韩国第一大网络和数据安全供应商――Penta Security Systems inc.的内部合资企业,Cloudbric已经在安全领域工作了20多年,拥有多个获奖产品,并在亚太地区提供了他们的专业知识。Penta Security Systems inc.的首席执行官Seokwoo Lee和 Lab Advisory Board委员会成员Jae-Woo Lee,最近也加入了Cloudbric并作为该公司的顾问。

该公司有还有来自中国的支持者, 三星电子中国市场的前首席执行官杨金华、Goldford金融科技公司的首席执行官Caspar Wong,以及Goldford集团的首席执行官Steve C.Y. Pang。

Cloudbric公司打算推出ICO, 旨在解决困扰市场的各种问题, 开发一个易于管理, 分散的 AI 安全平台。通过数字资产保护、物联网、智能恶意软件保护、网络钓鱼保护以及我们现在拥有的与数据挖掘和加密挖掘相关的知识, 整合企业级网络安全, 我们也许能够慢慢开始解决这个新的数字安全时代。

到头来,我将更多地信任一家像这样的公司,因为它背后的名字和它们的历史记录,已经与Cloudbric安全系统有了相当紧密的联系。

透过网络安全的镜子

归根结底,我们必须从一个全新的角度来看待网络安全问题,因为威胁正在迅速演变。而在镜子的另一面,就是区块链和它能给该领域带来的许多好处。

随着市场上网络安全供应商的日益增多,收集到的大量数据,如恶意IP地址、恶意软件识别和其他渗透来源,迫切需要大规模采用的解决方案,可以使用私有化数据的安全性来生成分析报告。通过安装软件同意条款和条件的用户正在提供这些数据。利用区块链技术,消除了遮掩消费者获取信息的权利。

将区块链技术纳入网络安全方程,将使安全供应商能够设计出解决办法,使其用户能够在安全系统的增长和准确性方面发挥更重要的作用。


          Vụ kẻ chống phá Huỳnh Thục Vy bị bắt khẩn cấp: Bà Clare Algar là ai mà lớn tiếng xúc phạm dân tộc Việt Nam      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(Tindautruongdanchu)-Ngay khi hay tin kẻ chống phá Nhà nước Việt Nam Huỳnh Thục Vy bị bắt khẩn bà Clare Algar đã 'mượn danh' tổ chức ân xá 'lớn tiếng' vô lối đối với Quốc gia Việt Nam.


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