No 672 “En mi opinión” Mayo 30, 2014
“IN GOD WE TRUST” Lázaro R González Miño Editor
WHAT THE HELL WE CONTINUE BE IN THIS LIBIA. IS A NEW BENGHAZY WHAT obama WANTED TO HAPPEN TO THE AMERICANS THERE? In my opinión Lázaro R González Miño En mi opinion
Arrogant Muslims Kick All Americans Out Of This Country. “The Department of State warns U.S. citizens…”
As a select committee in the U.S. House attempts to find the truth about the 2012 terror attack that left four Americans dead in Benghazi, Libya, U.S. citizens in that nation are being urged this week to leave immediately amid security threats.
The State Department issued a warning Tuesday evening for all Americans who remained in Libya following a U.S. Marines mission to help Americans evacuate.
“The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends that U.S. citizens currently in Libya depart immediately,” the statement explained. “The security situation in Libya remains unpredictable and unstable. The Libyan government has not been able to adequately build its military and police forces and improve security following the 2011 revolution.”
The agency explained a number of threats by “various groups” have been made against Americans in the nation, noting its capability to offer protection or emergency services at this time is “very limited.”
Staffing at the U.S. Embassy in Libya’s capital city of Tripoli has been pared down significantly as a result of the ongoing threats, the statement indicated.
As for those citizens targeting Americans, the State Department indicated many have access to powerful military equipment and weaponry, including some devices that can effectively attack aircraft.
Coinciding with the evacuation warning is an ongoing battle waged by Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter against Islamic operatives and supporters in the region. Though many of the nation’s officials and military personnel support Hifter’s mission and are backing him as a political leader, he has earned the wrath of those in the Islamic militias he is targeting.
A number of these radicals – including members of Ansar al-Shariah – are fighting back against the military leader, whom they conclude is acting on America’s behalf. The group, which has ties to terror organization Al Qaeda, has been linked to the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/americans-evacuated-islamic-country/#RvCMGAO8fU35E26A.99
Dick Cheney: Obama Is ‘Maybe the Weakest’ President
Weak, incompetent, and a bad liar.
Check it out:
Former Vice President Dick Cheney was on “Hannity” tonight, where he slammed President Barack Obama’s leadership.
“He is a very, very weak president, maybe the weakest, certainly in my lifetime,” Cheney said. The former vice president told Sean Hannity that he spent several days on a recent trip to the Middle East talking with people, all of whom are convinced that America’s capacity to lead and influence has been reduced by Obama.
“We’ve got a problem with weakness, it’s centered right in the White House,” he said.
Cheney told Hannity that “it’s as though [Obama] wasn’t even around when 9/11 happened,” saying that the U.S. went into Afghanistan for a very good reason.
Secession Talks Move Forward In This U.S. State. “We have the water, forests, timber…” B. CHRISTOPHER AGEE —
Western Journalism has covered the desire among disillusioned citizens in a number of states to form a separate state – or nation – as a response to the current political climate. While these plans remain in the abstract realm for the majority of such proposals, voters in California have already begun the arduous process of forming what could be the 51st state.
With officials in four northern counties having already voiced their support of plans to create what would be known as Jefferson, voters in two more counties – Del Norte and Tehama – will have a chance to weigh in on the proposal on June 3.
Among the concerns expressed by secession proponents is a perceived lack of representation by state leaders. Residents of the rural, largely conservative northern counties complain their values are not embraced by the much more powerful leftist politicians elected in the more populous areas of the state.
“We have 11 counties up here that share one state senator,” said Del Norte County resident Aaron Funk, while the more metropolitan greater Los Angeles area has 20. “Essentially, we have no representation whatsoever.”
The upcoming vote is designed to serve as a call to the region’s officials to look further into the possibility of forming Jefferson. In total, supporters of the initiative say 16 counties could ultimately join.
Nearly a half million residents occupy the seven states that have either already voted or will be able to vote on the proposal within the next few weeks. The area of land represented by these counties is about twice the size of New Hampshire.
Among those within these northern counties who remain opposed to the idea are members of the Del Norte County Board of Education. Since the local school system receives an overwhelming majority of its funding from the state, many remain concerned about a potential new state’s ability to fund such programs.
Others simply feel existing issues could be better handled through other channels.
“It’s a lot of broad promises about things being better and representation being better,” said local resident Kevin Hendrick. “But the more they talk, the less clear it becomes about how that’s actually going to happen.”
According to Funk, however, the area has the resources to exist and thrive independently from California.
“We have the water, forests, timber,” he said. “We have the minerals. We have unspoiled agricultural land. We would be the wealthy state if we were allowed to go back and use our natural resources ourselves.”
Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/secession-talks-move-forward-u-s-state/#haIvzAgcq3fSYM8R.99
DHS secretary asks to study Obama administration immigration releases
WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is asking for an internal review of the Obama administration’s release of tens of thousands of immigrants in the country illegally who were convicted of crimes and facing deportation. He’s telling lawmakers he wants a deeper understanding of the issue.
Federal data published this month showed that the Homeland Security Department released 36,007 convicted criminal immigrants last year who are facing deportation, including those accounting for 193 homicide and 426 sexual assault convictions. The immigrants nearly all still face deportation and are required to check in withimmigration authorities while their deportation cases are pending
News of the releases, which came amid an ongoing review of the Obama administration’s deportation policies, incensed Republican lawmakers who contend that President Barack Obama has not properly enforcedimmigration laws. The House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said the releases “needlessly endanger Americans’ lives.”
In testimony sent to Congress ahead of a hearing by the committee Thursday, Johnson said he was “committed to enforcing our immigration laws in a manner that best promotes and ensures national security, public safety and border security.” He said he has asked for a “deeper understanding” of the releases, and he pledged to continue to work with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to ensure public safety.
Johnson said many of the releases were directed by an immigration judge or were prompted by other legal requirements. His written testimony did not provide additional details.
The White House said this week it asked Johnson to delay completing his review of deportation policies until the end of the summer. It was a move aimed at salvaging hope for Congress to act on an immigration bill before November’s midterm elections.
See Why Obama Is “Finally” Being Indicted…
What does this mean for Obama?
Bill O’Reilly asks Charles Krauthammer a few questions about Obamacare…and certainly wasn’t expecting this!
Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/krauthammer-calls-obama-dishonest/#VwrtF8wB7s83Fgbi.99
Daisy Ugalde Varela: Coincidence? Riiiiight!!!!! The Clinton Body Bags.
With Hillary making a run for President in 2016, the legacy the Clintonistas have left is important for everyone to keep in mind. Heaven help anyone who runs against her.
We all remember the many Clinton scandals. But when anyone mentions a particular one, we realize that they are far too numerous to recount. Thanks to Dr. Grady, we can recall some of the major ones.
THE MANY CLINTON BODY BAGS . . .
Someone recently reminded me of this list. Therefore, this is a quick refresher course, lest we forget what has happened to many “friends” and associates of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
1- James McDougal – Convicted Whitewater partner of the Clintons who died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.
2 – Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown (Washington, D. C.). The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment by Clinton in the White House.
3 – Vince Foster – Former White House Councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock ‘s Rose Law Firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide. (He was about to testify against Hillary related to the records she refused to turn over to congress.) Was reported to have been having an affair with Hillary.
4 – Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the Air Traffic controller committed suicide.
5 – C. Victor Raiser, II – Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.
7 – Ed Willey – Clinton fundraiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day His wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office the White House.
Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.
8 – Jerry Parks – Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock…Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock . Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton . He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.
9 – James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a “Black Book” of people which contained names of influential people who visited Prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas
10 – James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to the Clintons ‘ Whitewater deals.
11 – Kathy Ferguson – Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones Lawsuit, and Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.
12 – Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fiancée of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancée, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancée.
13 – Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton ‘s friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client, Dan Lassater, was a convicted drug distributor.
14 – Florence Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal, Mean , Arkansas Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot Wounds.
15 – Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died Of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a Suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.
16 – Paula Grober – Clinton ‘s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.
17 – Danny Casolaro – Investigative reporter who was Investigating the MeanAirport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.
18 – Paul Wilcher – Attorney investigating corruption at Mean Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993, in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death. (May have died of poison)
19 – Jon Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington , Virginia apartment balcony August 15,1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.
20 – Barbara Wise – Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.
21 – Charles Meissner – Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.
22 – Dr. Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton ‘s advisory council personally treated Clinton ‘s mother, stepfather and Brother.
23 – Barry Seal – Drug running TWA pilot out of Mena Arkansas , death was no accident.
25 – Stanley Huggins – Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.
26 – Hershel Friday – Attorney and Clinton fundraiser died March 1, 1994 when his plane exploded.
27 – Kevin Ives & Don Henry – Known as “The boys on the track” case. Reports say the two boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. The initial report of death said their deaths were due to falling asleep on railroad tracks and being run over. Later autopsy reports stated that the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.
THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE:
28 – Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88.
29 – Keith McMaskle – Died, stabbed 113 times, Nov 1988
31 – Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989. (Coroner ruled death due to suicide)
32 – James Milan – Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to natural causes”?
33 – Jordan Kettleson – Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.
34 – Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.
THE FOLLOWING CLINTON PERSONAL BODYGUARDS ALL DIED OF MYSTERIOUS CAUSES OR SUICIDE
36 – Major William S. Barkley, Jr.
And this list does not include the four dead Americans in Benghazi that Hillary abandoned!
HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT? SURELY YOU JEST!!
Democrats Says VA Is Great! No Problems Here
By Onan Coca
Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) wins the award for most nonsensical statement of the last week. Giving her this award means a lot – she has to compete with every other ridiculous comment made by elected Democrat officials.
What could she have said to earn this dubious honor?
She was giving a statement on the VA Scandal when she began to talk about how great things were in Florida. And she let go with this little pearl…
“I did my reconnaissance in Florida, I could tell you, we’re doing fine in Florida.”
(Watch the entire debacle of a statement and her attempts to wrestle with the English language.)
Apparently Rep. Brown has not been paying attention to the news coming out of Florida over the last few days.
Florida will sue the Department of Veterans Affairs because the agency is “stonewalling” state health care inspectors who have been denied access to veteran’s hospitals, Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday.
The announcement sets up a legal fight between Florida officials who say they need access to VA facilities and records to protect veterans and VA leaders who insist that no state has oversight of federal hospitals.
“We’re committed to being the most veteran-friendly state in the nation, and reports of deaths, neglect, poor conditions and a secret waiting list in federal VA hospitals in Florida are unacceptable,” Scott said in a written statement. “Transparency and accountability are critical to supporting our veterans, and this suit will fight the federal VA’s continued practice of stonewalling our inspectors.”
NPR’s Greg Allen reports that Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he plans to file a lawsuit against Veterans Affairs to be able to inspect and regulate VA facilities in his state.
“Several times over the past month, inspectors with Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration have been denied access to six VA facilities in the state. The state says it wants to ensure the facilities meet the health care needs of Florida Veterans,” Greg reports.
The VA hospital in Gainesville has reportedly placed three employees on leave after an audit found the names of more than 200 veterans on a handwritten list. The veterans were waiting for appointments and hadn’t yet been entered into the electronic scheduling system, Greg says.
Things are as bad in the Florida VA System as they are in the rest of the country. Maybe Rep. Brown has simply spent too much time in Washington and not enough time in Florida. While Rep. Brown has a long history of saying ridiculous things, don’t expect it to actually affect her ability to get reelected – she’s represented her district since the early 80’s and won her last campaign by almost 50% of the vote.
I’m afraid we’re stuck with her in Congress for the time-being, as the voters in her district seem to have no shame.
How Many Vets Must Died Before Obama Is Impeached?
SYSTEMIC FRAUD AT THE VA ‘CRIME SYNDICATE’ By: John Hayward
Remember that Inspector General report President Obama said he was waiting for, before he weighed in on the mushroom cloud of scandal hanging over the Department of Veterans Affairs? The report he needed to read before making any decisions, because the previous eighteen reports issued over the past decade just weren’t good enough for him?
Well, Report Number Nineteen is out, and Barack Obama will once again be astonished to learn what the Obama Administration (which he has absolutely no connection to, or responsibility for) has been up to. The IG speaks of a “systemic problem with clinics lying about treatment records,” according to Fox News. In fact, it’s so systemic that hardly anyone in the VA bureaucracy can be trusted – the Inspector General’s teams are hitting clinics with surprise inspections, to head off efforts at shredding and/or fabricating more paperwork to throw investigators off the trail.
The VA Office of Inspector General released its interim report on Wednesday, as part of its ongoing probe into whether veterans died as a result of under-reported delays. While not reaching any conclusion on what led to those deaths, the office released troubling statistics regarding the embattled Phoenix VA facility suggesting workers under-stated wait-times in order to make their internal figures look good.
The office, in its preliminary findings, determined that veterans in Phoenix waited an average of 115 days for a primary care appointment — far longer than the VA’s official statistics showed. Such inappropriate scheduling tactics, according to the report, may be the basis for claims of “secret” waiting lists.
On the heels of the report, House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., called for Shinseki to “resign immediately,” joining other top lawmakers who have demanded the same. So far, President Obama has stood by his VA secretary.
The report released Wednesday focused on the Phoenix VA facility, while noting that reviews at a “growing number” of facilities have exposed inappropriate scheduling practices throughout the VA system. According to the office, the investigation has now expanded to 42 VA medical facilities nationwide.
The IG’s office released figures showing the Phoenix office “significantly understated” the amount of time patients waited for appointments.
“To date, our work has substantiated serious conditions at the Phoenix” center, the report said.
How serious were conditions at Phoenix? Over half of the veterans waiting for a primary-care appointment were left off the official rolls. The average wait time reported by the clinic was 24 days; add back in those 1,700 deleted patients, and the real number jumps to 115 days.
It’s going to be tough to pawn this off on “rogue low-level employees,” like the IRS scandal. As the IG report points out, average patient wait time is “one of the factors considered for awards and salary increases” for clinic leadership.
It’s not just the Phoenix hospital administrators playing this game. The Daily Beast ran an eye-popping report on the Texas VA, where administrators were compared by one whistleblower to a “crime syndicate”:
Emails and VA memos obtained exclusively by The Daily Beast provide what is among the most comprehensive accounts yet of how high-level VA hospital employees conspired to game the system. It shows not only how they manipulated hospital wait lists but why—to cover up the weeks and months veterans spent waiting for needed medical care. If those lag times had been revealed, it would have threatened the executives’ bonus pay.
What’s worse, the documents show the wrongdoing going unpunished for years, even after it was repeatedly reported to local and national VA authorities. That indicates a new troubling angle to the VA scandal: that the much touted investigations may be incapable of finding violations that are hiding in plain sight.
“For lack of a better term, you’ve got an organized crime syndicate,” a whistleblower who works in the Texas VA told The Daily Beast. “People up on top are suddenly afraid they may actually be prosecuted and they’re pressuring the little guys down below to cover it all up.”
“I see it in the executives’ eyes,” the whistleblower added. “They are worried.”
As well they might be, but the even higher-level officials who created a system designed to reward fraud and punish honesty have much to answer for as well:
There’s enormous pressure to report favorable wait times for VA patients, the Texas whistleblower explained, even if those wait times are completely false.
“If [VA] directors report low numbers, they’re the outlier. They won’t stay a director very long and they certainly won’t get promoted. No one is getting rewarded for honesty. They pretty much have to lie, if they don’t they won’t go anywhere,” the whistleblower added. Weighted more heavily than other performance measures, the wait time numbers alone “count for 50% of the executive career field bonus, which is a pretty powerful motivator.”
Though VA hospitals may be struggling with increasing patient loads and inadequate resources—including too few medical providers—they are punished for acknowledging those problems. The VA’s current system appears to reward executives’ accounting tricks that mask deep structural issues and impede real solutions.
Even well-documented cases of paperwork fudging were dismissed by the VA system’s internal auditors, and there were plenty of complaints from whistleblowers to be blown off. As the Daily Beast summarizes the situation, “the Inspector General found that manipulated appointments were widespread and hid significant delays, but the report doesn’t seem to have led to a single VA official being disciplined or officially held responsible for gaming the system.”
Calls for a criminal investigation by the Justice Department are mounting. The Daily Beast includes one from Paul Rieckhoff, founder and CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Rep. Jeff Miller of the House Veterans Affairs Committee also asked for a criminal probe, saying “wait time schemes and data manipulation are systemic throughout VA, and are putting veterans at risk in Phoenix and across the country.”
John McCain also joined the chorus on CNN:
Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that inspector general Richard Griffin’s initial findings were terrible and said it was “about time” the Justice Department launched its own investigation. He also said embattled VA Secretary Eric Shinseki should probably resign, which the Cabinet officer has said he has no plans to do. “I haven’t said this before, but I think it’s time for Gen. Shinseki to move on,” McCain said. There have been calls from other members of Congress for him to step down over the scandal, but McCain’s voice on military matters carries enormous weight considering his experience as a combat veteran, a Vietnam prisoner of war, and his work in the Senate on related issues.
The L.A. Times adds calls for a criminal investigation from Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Then you’ve got the people who think the problem can be solved by pouring more money into a corrupt system, like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee. This attitude is, frankly, delusional. The VA system might indeed need more money, even though its funding has been dramatically increased over recent years, but that discussion cannot even begin until the current system is reformed – probably junked entirely and replaced with a more accountable, efficient privatized system, the way ObamaCare should be. No one should be under any illusions that firing Secretary Shinseki would fix everything. What kind of official culture produces a swarm of administrators, at numerous facilities, who saw nothing wrong with destroying and modifying records to make themselves look better… at risk to the lives of ailing military veterans?
We just celebrated Memorial Day, a day upon which American civilians vow to stand behind the volunteer military that sacrifices so much to defend our way of life. And yet, we’ve got a VA system that’s been unsatisfactory for years, and is now mired in the most despicable corruption. Nothing is sadder than listening to people who think the current President should be given a pass because previous Presidents didn’t fix the system either. Won’t Barack Obama’s successor be able to say the same thing? How many generations are we supposed to let that game of finger-pointing continue?
It’s painfully obvious that the system itself is dangerously flawed… and it’s a fine representation of bloated, dishonest Big Government, an echo of the same tales of wasted money and aristocratic administrators we hear from every agency. Practically everyone in America wants to do right by our veterans. That’s going to take more than just increasing funding, and maybe collecting a couple of high-level scalps. It’s time to demand better for those who serve, and to ask why a titanic government that spends billions it doesn’t have on various Ruling Class agendas can’t do better with respect to one of its core duties: taking care of the people who pledged their lives in our defense. It’s time for the American people to put our mouths where our money is.
GEORGINA LOPEZ: Penalizará Aduana de Cuba a portadores de encomiendas ajenas
Advierte que los viajeros que lleven bultos ajenos pueden recibir
sanciones administrativas y penales. Medida estrecha el cerco contra las llamadas “mulas”.
mayo 29, 2014
La Aduana de Cuba advirtió este miércoles a los viajeros que se dirigen al país que se abstengan de transportar “encomiendas” (bultos ajenos) en sus equipajes, pues puede traerles consecuencias administrativas y penales.
Los pasajeros no están autorizados a transportar consigo encomiendas para otras personas naturales o jurídicas y en ocasiones, al incumplir esta norma, incurren en violaciones que pueden acarrear responsabilidades, no solo de carácter administrativo sino también penales, alerta una nota informativa publicada en su sitio aduana.co.cu.
Con la finalidad de “evitarles molestias y contratiempos a su paso por nuestras fronteras”, los viajeros recibirán próximamente un plegable con esa información, anunció el organismo.
Añadió que las encomiendas “pueden ser utilizadas para el traslado y enmascaramiento de sustancias y artículos empleados en el terrorismo, operaciones de narcotráfico y contrabando de mercancías, que pueden poner en riesgo la seguridad, la salud humana y el medio ambiente”.
“El pasajero que sea portador de una encomienda asume la responsabilidad administrativa o penal derivada del incumplimiento de esta regulación”, agregó.
La nota está acompañada por un video, según el cual una persona fue detenida cuando intentó entrar 150 pen drives (memorias flash), artículo cuyo número máximo de entrada es de cinco unidades, camuflados en una lata de leche en polvo.
Si esa persona “llega a ser acusada por un delito de contrabando pudiera estar sujeta a sanción penal de uno a tres años de privación de libertad”, o una multa, advierte en el video Carmen Arias, subdirectora de Técnicas de la Aduana.
Muchas personas que viajan a Cuba, sobre todo desde Estados Unidos, donde radica una comunidad de más de un millón de cubanos, llevan en sus equipajes bultos ajenos enviados por amigos y familiares de los destinatarios, una práctica habitual durante las últimas cinco décadas.
Incluso, existen las denominadas “mulas” que se dedican a transportar paquetes familiares hacia la isla, cubriendo con lo que cobran sus gastos de viaje. Otra categoría de “mulas” la integran cubanos que viajan al exterior para comprar mercancías encargadas por los nuevos microempresarios privados.
En julio de 2012 la aduana de Cuba subió los aranceles y limitó las
cantidades de las mercancías importadas llevadas por los viajeros.
Founded in 1954, Bilderberg is an annual conference designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America.
Every year, between 120-150 political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media are invited to take part in the conference. About two thirds of the participants come from Europe and the rest from North America; one third from politics and government and the rest from other fields.
The conference is a forum for informal discussions about megatrends and major issues facing the world. The meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule, which states that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) nor of any other participant may be revealed.
Thanks to the private nature of the conference, the participants are not bound by the conventions of their office or by pre-agreed positions. As such, they can take time to listen, reflect and gather insights.
There is no detailed agenda, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued.
The 62nd Bilderberg meeting will take place at the end of May 2014 in Denmark.
The Bilderberg conference is an annual three-day meeting designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. The pioneering meeting grew out of the concern expressed by leading citizens on both sides of the Atlantic that Western Europe and North America were not working together as closely as they should on issues of common interest.
The first meeting took place in Hotel De Bilderberg in Oosterbeek, Netherlands, from 29 to 31 May 1954. Representatives from economic, social, political and cultural fields were invited to hold informal discussions to help create a better understanding of the complex forces and major trends affecting Western nations in the difficult post-war period.
Through the years, the meetings have become a forum for discussion on a wide range of topics – from trade to jobs, from monetary policy to investment and from ecological challenges to the task of promoting international security. In the context of a globalized world, it is hard to think of any issue in either Europe or North America that could be tackled unilaterally.
Perdidos, libro de Cristina Martín Jiménez, describe los planes secretos del Club Bilderberg y quién maneja los hilos del poder. ¿Quién se ha quedado nuestro dinero? ¿Quién dirige nuestra política e instituciones? ¿Los despidos y recortes se deciden desde aquí o se pactan desde despachos en la otra punta del mundo? ¿Quiénes son l os verdaderos amos del mundo? Descubre esto y más aquí. La gente intuye que está manipulada y muy mediatizada. Sabe que detrás del escaparate de la actualidad hay un entramado político-social-económico con fuertes intereses ocultos. Lo que pretende este libro es hacernos pensar por nosotros mismos, y para ello es imprescindible conocer la verdad. Esta realidad es el tema central sobre el que versa la obra. Perdidos es fácil y apetecible de leer porque está formado por pequeños relatos, que son una forma eficaz de exponer un tema de política internacional y economía. Cristina Martín es la primera autora a nivel mundial que se atrevió a hablar de uno de los temas más controvertidos y secretos de nuestra historia actual: el Club Bilderberg. De hecho, El Club Bilderberg: los amos del mundo, fruto de investigaciones y análisis exhaustivos, fue el primer libro editado a escala mundial acerca de esta entidad polémica que reúne anualmente a los verdaderos gobernadores del planeta. Vivimos una época histórica en la cual la realidad supera ampliamente la ficción. Nadie podía imaginar, ni siquiera vislumbrar, lo que está sucediendo. Para comprobarlo no es necesario más que echar un vistazo a las noticias políticas y económicas de los periódicos, oír cualquier tertulia radiofónica o ver un telediario. La crisis financiera y socioeconómica que sufrimos nos asaltó como un ladrón en la noche. Mientras el mundo dormía plácidamente en el regazo de un espejismo de lujos, viajes y casas concedidas mediante créditos bancarios o de ahorros, invertidos en bancos de confianza que prometían enormes lucros sin riesgo alguno, el dinero desapareció. Algo no cuadraba. ¿Realmente es posible que una catástrofe de tales dimensiones se desencadene de un día para otro? ¿Ha podido desaparecer nuestro dinero? ¿Existe una mano invisible, férreamente organizada, que ha creado una crisis artificial con un objetivo específico e interesado? ¿Es esta la crisis tan anhelada por David Rockefeller, el alma del Club Bilderberg? Cristina Martín hace un repaso de cómo hemos llegado hasta aquí, cuáles son las manos negras que están detrás de la crisis mundial y cuáles son los intereses que defienden.
LO QUE MUCHOS NO CONOCEN DEL EMBARGO DE ESTADOS UNIDOS A CUBA (I)
Por, Armando Valladares
Las sanciones económicas, han sido tradicionalmente una medida que los países han utilizado como respuesta a otras naciones por diferentes causas: no pagar una deuda, causar daños a los intereses de los ciudadanos del país que impone las sanciones y en muchas ocasiones como solidaridad con los pueblos oprimidos por dictaduras, etc. etc.,
Quizás las sanciones económicas más manipuladas y atacadas de la historia contemporánea han sido las tomadas por EEUU contra la tiranía castrista. Esto ha ocurrido fundamentalmente por desconocimiento y la tergiversación mal intencionada de quienes están obsesionados por hacerse socios de los dictadores cubanos, porque en Cuba SOLO pueden hacerse negocios con la tiranía, NO CON LOS CIUDADANOS.
Uno de los argumentos de los que están en favor del levantamiento del embargo es que en los 53 años que lleva de establecido, ha fracasado porque no ha logrado derrocar al régimen. Esta letanía la repiten una y otra vez, con la ilusión de que aquello de Goebbels de que “una mentira repetida mil veces puede convertirse en una verdad”.
La aseveración de que el “embargo” era una herramienta para tumbar la dictadura es ROTUNDAMENTE FALSA; el embargo no se estableció para derrocar al régimen de los Castro.
Es evidente que quienes afirman esto, lo hacen de mala intención o no conocen la historia de lo ocurrido. El embargo económico contra el régimen de Cuba nunca fue concebido para sacar a los Castro del poder, sino que fue la respuesta de Estados Unidos en legítima defensa, contra las confiscaciones de empresas y propiedades de ciudadanos de Estados Unidos en Cuba sin que estos recibieran compensación económica alguna.
Desde los mismos inicios de la dictadura castrista en 1959 se comenzaron a realizar confiscaciones de grandes y medianas empresas. Ya el 13 de Octubre de 1960, el consejo de ministros publicó en la gaceta oficial una ley por medio de la cual se ordenaba la confiscación de 644 compañías (entre grandes y medianas). A continuación link con texto de la ley y listado de empresas. El mismo es parcial, ya que esta ley no incluía a las ya confiscadas, y a las que se confiscaron después:
Finalmente, el 13 de marzo de 1968, se dio la última estocada contra lo que quedaba del sector privado en Cuba, con la ley que estableció la confiscación de 60,000 (sesenta mil) medianas y pequeñas empresas que quedaban en el país (desde zapaterías y puestos de “fritas”, hasta peluquerías), terminándose de destruir lo que quedaba del tejido empresarial del país, momento a partir del cual se terminaron de elevar a la máxima expresión las necesidades materiales del pueblo cubano, ya que el Estado, como quedó demostrado años después, fue incapaz de proveer a la población los bienes y servicios que ofrecían dichas empresas. Téngase en cuenta que Cuba en los años sesenta tenía una población de 6,000, 000 (seis millones) de habitantes.
Quede claro el término confiscación: Si bien es cierto que el derecho internacional reconoce la facultad de los Estados de proceder a nacionalizaciones en áreas que pueden decidir son de interés nacional (aunque pueda ser un concepto erróneo), las mismas se entienden como tal cuando se paga por el bien nacionalizado un precio proporcional a su valor en el mercado internacional, inmediatamente, y en una moneda que pueda ser utilizada por el tenedor original del bien. Es por ello que, aunque la ley cubana habló de nacionalizaciones, en realidad ocurrieron confiscaciones ya que no se realizaron los pagos correspondientes acorde a lo establecido por el derecho internacional.
Derivado de lo anterior, entre 1964 y 1972 se realizaron 1,146 demandas corporativas y 7,670 demandas individuales en Cortes de Estados Unidos contra el Estado cubano. Estamos refiriéndonos solo a los EEUU, pues los españoles perdieron muchísimo más que los norteamericanos. Pero España no tomó medidas para defender a sus ciudadanos; Todo lo contrario: Le abrió las puertas del comercio a Fidel Castro. El candado marca Lince que cerraba la puerta de mi celda y los machetes con los que nos golpeaban y mutilaban, marca Bellota, eran españoles.
A mediados de los 60 del pasado siglo se calculaban las pérdidas sufridas por los demandantes en U$S 1,800 millones de aquella época; en el 2002 ese cálculo era ya de U$S 6,400 millones con intereses, y hoy en día debe superar los U$S 10,000 millones.
Las compañías e individuos afectados por las confiscaciones en Cuba, dedujeron sus pérdidas en sus declaraciones de impuestos durante años en Estados Unidos, por tanto hasta el propio “Tío Sam” también terminó perdiendo.
Durante los 55 años de dictadura castrista, dicho régimen tuvo acceso a créditos de países como España, Francia, Italia, Canadá, Japón y Reino Unido, entre otros países; nunca honró dichas deudas.
Qué le interesa a Cuba del levantamiento del embargo de Estados Unidos?
El tener acceso a créditos de las empresas norteamericanas, que en su afán de vender, les ofrecerían más allá de lo que el mismo gobierno cubano solicitara, y lo harán sabiendo que los Castro no podrán pagar, pero eso no les importará, pues si Cuba no les paga, el gobierno de EEUU les pagará.
Al final de cuentas nuevamente, luego de darle oxígeno al incapaz, parasito, e improductivo régimen cubano, será nuevamente el “Tío Sam” (nosotros, los que pagamos impuestos) quien tendrá que hacerse cargo de los impagos de la dictadura. Los empresarios inescrupulosos de USA ganarán dinero, la dictadura cubana seguirá robando y reprimiendo con dichos recursos, lográndose solo alargar la agonía del sufrido pueblo de Cuba
Otro beneficio que lograría el gobierno cubano es que el FMI (Fondo Monetario Internacional), el Banco Mundial, y otras instituciones financieras internacionales, les concederían ayudas que además de ofrecer proyectos para desarrollar obras en general en el país, incluyen préstamos y donaciones de miles de millones de dólares (cash) para que los gobiernos los gasten como crean conveniente. ¿Saben a dónde irían a parar esos dineros? A las cuentas del Comandante Castro.
De hecho, en la actualidad el gobierno castrista compra en Estados Unidos cientos de millones de dólares. Actualmente EEUU es un importante socio comercial de Cuba. Hace unos años atrás, en un calendario de solo once meses, EEUU vendió a Cuba por valor de unos DOS MIL QUINIENTOS MILLONES de dólares porque el “embargo’ excluye alimentos y medicinas. Hay cuatro grandes farmacéuticas norteamericanas que tienen licencias del Departamento de Estado para vender a Cuba todas las medicinas que quiera comprar. No solo ganado, carne de pollo congelada, cereales, manzanas, y hasta la tinta para imprimir el periódico Granma, órgano oficial del Partido Comunista de Cuba se la vende EEUU. ¿De qué embargo estamos hablando? Lo que sucede es que Cuba tiene que pagar al contado todas esas compras.
AH! Una mala noticia para los que quieren darle oxígeno a la tiranía cubana, es que el embargo, gracias al entonces representante Lincoln Díaz Balart que lo codificó, es una Ley, y el Presidente no tiene autoridad para derogarlo; tiene que ir a una votación del Congreso, y afortunadamente no tiene los votos necesarios, de lo contrario hace rato el embargo no existiría.
La otra falacia de que los turistas norteamericanos tendrán una influencia decisiva en el pueblo cubano para un cambio hacia la libertad, es otra mentira. ¿Qué pueden decirle los turistas de Estados Unidos -que la mayoría no habla español- a los cubanos de la Isla, que no le hayan dicho los españoles, argentinos, mejicanos, y todos los demás que visitan Cuba? ¿Es que los turistas norteamericanos tienen una varita mágica que hará que los cubanos “despierten” y que se les caiga la “venda “ de los ojos y sientan la necesidad de ser libres?
Este tema de los mercaderes que quieren hacer negocios con los Castro siempre me recuerda las observaciones de Vladimir Lenin, el viejo que inventó el hambre, cuando dijo: “Los capitalistas nos venderán la soga con la que vamos a colgarlos…”
Jorge Alberto Villalón Y.
Donald Trump Offers Obama $50 Million for Birth Records. I sale to Trump mine for $100.00 cash right know LRGM.
As Danny Devito’s character, Vincent Benedict, in Twins (1988) so aptly put it, “Money talks and bull s–t walks.” Trump’s talking with his money. You can’t get any better than that.
This latest story is about Donald Trump offering President Obama $50 million for his birth records and $5 million for his college transcripts.
Obama is always talking about income inequality. Taking Trump up on the offer would have spread the wealth around to people in need and put to rest forever any questions people still have over his birth records and college transcripts.
I wouldn’t want my high school transcripts made public. They are really bad, but for $5 million, I’d make wallpaper out of them. Something’s going on here.
Many critics of people like Trump want to know what the big deal is. It comes down to honesty and full disclosure.
Billionaire Donald Trump has revealed he offered Barack Obama a $50 million donation to the president’s favorite charities in exchange for releasing his personal records, but Obama never responded.
“I would take it, and I’d give it to Chicago charities, and I would give it to all sorts of charities,” Trump said at a recent appearance at the National Press Club. “And they can use the money.”
Trump originally offered to give $5 million to Obama’s pick of charities if he would release his college and passport records.
WND reported that Trump wanted to know the place of birth Obama claimed when applying for college admission and aid.
But there was no deal.
At the National Press Club, Myron Belkind, president of the club, asked Trump: “Do you regret questioning President Obama’s citizenship? Why or why not?”
“Not even a little bit,” Trump replied. “I don’t regret it. Why would I regret it?”
He cited a biography distributed by Obama’s literary agent that said he was born in Kenya.
“I offered him a tremendous amount of money just to show. … I didn’t want to see his marks. I just wanted to see place of birth,” Trump said.
He continued: “Look, there were three things that could happen, and one of them did happen. He was perhaps born in Kenya. Very simple. He was perhaps born in this country but said he was born in Kenya, because if you said you were born in Kenya you got aid, and you got into colleges. And people were doing it. So perhaps he was born in this country and that has a very big chance. … Or who knows?”
Then he told of his offer to Obama.
“Now I offered $5 million to see the records. And I tell you what, he would have done a great service, because there are millions, there are people in this country, I walk down the street, [people are] saying please don’t give up on the whole birth certificate. … A lot of people are questioning the birth certificate. They are questioning its authenticity. … I offered $5 million to see some basic records. Not the marks.
“Why didn’t the man take $5 million for his favorite charity? Then what wasn’t reported, by the presses, sometime just prior to the expiration date of that offer I raised the offer to $50 million. … $50 million for charity. Pick your charity, $50 million. Let me see your records.