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The Real Cuba: “Zapata Vive” The Documentary


Aug. 28 -  On Saturday night, I attended the presentation of “Zapata Vive,” a documentary by El Instituto de la Memoria Histórica Cubana Contra el Totalitarismo y Plantados Hasta la Libertad y la Democracia en Cuba. The documentary, directed by Wenceslao Cruz, produced by Pedro Corzo and with original music by Miguel Ulíses, was shown […]

August 31st, 2010 | Posted in Cuba Related | Read More »

From Blog: Ariel Sigler Amaya is not “Newsworthy” enough?


When we see the disfigured body of Ariel Sigler Amaya, we see inhumane treatment. We obviously can easily  judge and come to the conclusion that something terribly went wrong during Mr. Sigler’s time spent in jail. The dungeon like appearance is revealing physical proof of the cruelty which occurs on a daily basis in Castro’s […]

August 31st, 2010 | Posted in Cuba Related,Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Babalu/AFP: 8 more Cuban dissidents arrested

Cuban dissidents have accused the government of rounding up more political prisoners — even as Havana continued freeing dozens of detained activists in a deal reached last month with Catholic leaders and Spain. Activists said on Sunday three of the newly detained dissidents were being held in Havana, and five others in Guantanamo, in eastern […]

August 30th, 2010 | Posted in Cuba Related | Read More »

Fox News/AP: Watchdog Agency: U.S. Wasted Billions in Rebuilding Iraq


KHAN BANI SAAD, Iraq — A $40 million prison sits in the desert north of Baghdad, empty. A $165 million children’s hospital goes unused in the south. A $100 million waste water treatment system in Fallujah has cost three times more than projected, yet sewage still runs through the streets. As the U.S. draws down […]

August 30th, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

POPSCI: China’s Two-Lane-Wide “Straddling Bus” Carries Passengers Overhead, Lets Traffic Pass Underneath


Public transit in a metropolitan area is all about balance; if there aren’t enough public transit options, too many people choose to drive, clogging roadways and adding to pollution. But trains are expensive (and, if above-ground, contributors to traffic) and adding more buses to the road can magnify traffic woes further. Enter the 3D Fast […]

August 30th, 2010 | Posted in Technology | Read More »


One of the challenges facing China is the rapid expansion of lending from its banks. Excessive lending can lead to loans of questionably quality, and thus future loan losses, which can undermine a financial system’s strength. China’s lending binge is nothing new, and the government has been trying to restrict loan growth this year with […]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Economy | Read More »

CBS/AP: Fire at Tenn. Mosque Building Site Ruled Arson


Federal officials are investigating a fire that started overnight at the site of a new Islamic center in a Nashville suburb. Ben Goodwin of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to CBS Affiliate WTVF that the fire, which burned construction equipment at the future site of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, is being ruled as […]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Frontpagemag: Delusions about a Dictator


Recently, reports have surfaced indicating that the Obama administration plans to revive efforts to ease the ban on travel to the communist dictatorship of Cuba. This is in keeping with the conventional leftist wisdom on Cuba, which holds that engagement is key to softening the attitude of the country’s despot, Fidel Castro. In fact, this fetish […]

August 28th, 2010 | Posted in Cuba Related | Read More »

Time: Glenn Beck Takes His Dream to Washington


There’s something audacious about a movement nourished by anger toward Washington pouring into the nation’s capital to drench itself in the city’s iconography, but Glenn Beck isn’t much for subtle gestures. On Saturday, Aug. 28, the high prophet of conservative populism will headline a rally he’s cast as an “iconic event” that may be remembered […]

August 28th, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Human Events: Bush’s Response to Katrina Makes Obama Look Pitiful in Gulf


With the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this week, liberals are busy again blaming the disaster on former President George W. Bush. “Bush’s Katrina,” they said, stands in stark contrast to President Obama’s superior effort to stop the BP oil spill. But as the facts surrounding both disasters make clear, nothing could be further from […]

August 28th, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

USA Today: Fortunes shine for GOP in Fla., Ariz.


By Kathy Kiely, USA TODAY Big campaign war chests helped veteran Sen. John McCain easily win his Republican primary in Arizona on Tuesday and newcomer Rick Scott upset a party stalwart in Florida’s GOP gubernatorial contest, on a night that also set up key three-way battles for the fall. Scott used $39 million of his […]

August 28th, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Miami Herald: Finally given Cuban exit permit, dissident savors Miami welcome


Juan Juan Almeida, the son of the historic Cuban commander Juan Almeida Bosque, arrived in Miami on Thursday with a temporary permit from the Cuban authorities to undergo medical treatment. His departure from Cuba ends a seven-year period during which the Castro government repeatedly turned down his travel requests. “I left Havana under much pressure […]

August 27th, 2010 | Posted in Cuba Related,Post To Slider | Read More »

Fox News (AP): Carter Wins Release of American in N. Korea


SEOUL, South Korea — Looking gaunt but relieved, an American freed after nearly seven months jailed in North Korea left Pyongyang on Friday in the company of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Aijalon Gomes, 31, hugged Carter just before they boarded a plane at Pyongyang’s airport, footage aired by broadcaster APTN in North Korea showed. […]

August 27th, 2010 | Posted in Current News | Read More »

Real Clear Politics: Where Are the New Jobs?


By John Stossel “Corporate profits are soaring. Companies are sitting on billions of dollars of cash. And still, they’ve yet to amp up hiring or make major investments.” So writes The Washington Post about the recession’s stubborn refusal to go away. The statisticians at the National Bureau of Economic Research declared the Great Recession over […]

August 26th, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Bolt = 9.58


In case you were wondering what Usain Bolt was up to after he set the world record in the Olympics with his 9.7. Well he just sign a contract with Puma: LONDON — Puma has renewed its sponsorship deal with Usain Bolt, the three-time Olympic gold medalist and world record holder for the 100 meter […]

August 26th, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Obscura Digital


I ran into this website by mistake and I’m glad I did. Great company with big ideas. Click on the image below so you can read their “About” page. I figured going big with this post: Ok, that’s enough, too much space taken. This is just an example of how “BIG” their projects are. Enormous […]

August 25th, 2010 | Posted in Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

Forbes: America’s Most Miserable Cities


The city of Cleveland has had a colorful history. The Cuyahoga River, which runs through the city, famously caught fire in 1969 thanks to rampant pollution, and it wasn’t the first time. In 1978 it became the first U.S. city to default on its debts since the Great Depression. Cleveland sports fans have had to […]

August 25th, 2010 | Posted in Economy | Read More »

Jeff Jacoby: Lift embargo on Cuba? Not so fast


IS IT time to unplug the American embargo against Cuba? The prospect seems to tempt more people than ever. It ought to be resisted. The New York Times reported last week that the Obama administration intends to expand opportunities for Americans to visit Cuba, loosening the rules under which academic, religious, and cultural groups can […]

August 25th, 2010 | Posted in Cuba Related | Read More »

Washington Times Opinion: Iran’s Ambassadors of Death


Two milestones last weekend marked Iran’s emergence as a regional hegemon. On Saturday, Russian technicians began loading fuel rods into the nuclear reactor at Bushehr, and on Sunday, Iran unveiled an unmanned long-range drone aircraft dubbed the “Ambassador of Death.” The events highlighted Iran’s progress in both nuclear-weapons development and the means to deliver warheads […]

August 25th, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Organic and Non-Organic, Q and A


From MayoClinic.com: You’re in a bit of a dilemma standing in front of the produce section of your local supermarket. In one hand, you’re holding a conventionally grown Granny Smith apple. In your other hand, you have one that’s labeled organically grown. Both apples are firm, shiny and green. Both provide vitamins and fiber, and […]

August 25th, 2010 | Posted in Science News | Read More »

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