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A heartwarming story to end the day

Farmer's daughter disarms terrorist and shoots him dead with his own AK47:

An Indian farmer’s daughter disarmed a terrorist leader who broke into her home, attacked him with an axe and shot him dead with his own gun.

Rukhsana Kausar, 21, was with her parents and brother in Jammu and Kashmir when three gunmen, believed to be Pakistani militants, forced their way in and demanded food and beds for the night.

[...]

When they forced their way into Miss Kausar’s home, her father Noor Mohammad refused their demands and was attacked. His daughter was hiding under a bed when she heard him crying as the gunmen thrashed him with sticks. According to police, she ran towards her father’s attacker and struck him with an axe. As he collapsed, she snatched his AK47 and shot him dead.

She also shot and wounded another militant as he made his escape.

Police have hailed the woman’s bravery.

One gutsy lady. She has more balls than all Democrats combined -- and then some.

(H/T StopTheACLU)

Cuba’s Free Healthcare!!! (in 1943)

The Emergency Medical Center "Casa de Socorro" had not only medical emergency facilities, but also a well equipped Outpatient Services Department and a Pharmacy headed by a Doctor in Pharmacy trained at the University of Havana. All services rendered there, including medicines, were absolutely free of charge.

Check one out.

Unreal.

And you mean Cuba had Dept. stores-- instead of open air markets under palm fronds roofs staffed by barefoot vendors with a bone through their nose??!!

You mean this wasn't a store strictly for tourists??!!

You mean to tell me Cubans could go to Cuba's Beaches??!!

But my professor didn't tell me ANY of this??? Nor did NPR?? Nor CBS??? Nor CNN???....Nor The History Channel??? Nor the BBC??? Nor the New York Times?? Nor Newsweek?? Nor MSNBC??? Nor Charlie Rangel????..Nor the Congressional Black Caucus???--Nor the Cuba Study Group????? Nor National Geographic Explorer???..Nor The Travel Channel???

And where's Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky???--didn't see them in any of these videos..this must be a TRICK!

H/T Penultimos Dias

Cuba grateful for Donations from Vietnam

Hanoi delicacies

Hanoi delicacies

"The Vietnamese leader also gave Cuban authorities a donation that consisted of 3,000 tons of rice, 500 TV sets, 500 computers, 8,000 notebooks and 600 pairs of shoes and sandals."

From here.

A nation (Cuba) that in 1958 had a higher per-capita income than half of Europe, the third highest number of televisions (per-citizens) on earth, the 3rd highest protein consumption in Latin America, the 13th lowest infant-mortality on earth--is now reduced to accepting donations from a third-world commie-pesthole where rats constitute a delicacy!

And speaking of eating rats....?..Squirrel season opens this Saturday down here in the Bayous! I've already taken out the Gumbo pot and am starting on the roux!!

(I like it with plenty "Kim-Bombo", Marta)

No quarter for tyrants

axis2

"With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plea; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost."

Sometimes I hate being right

I called it. The Juanes concert was just a first step which this administration was actively involved in:

NEW YORK (AP) -- Three State Department officials say a senior American diplomat has held unannounced, high-level talks in Havana with the Cuban government.

The officials tell The Associated Press that the talks were the  first of their kind in years between representatives of the two countries.

They say State Department official Bisa Williams met with Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Dagoberto Rodriguez during a six-day trip to Cuba this month.

State Department spokesman Ian Kelly confirmed Tuesday that Williams remained in Cuba after previously announced talks on restoring mail service between the U.S. and Cuba. The other officials gave details of the trip but spoke only on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss it.

Black Internet Market?

Via the Miami New Times, Cuba's version of eBay/craigslist:

revolico.com

Looks like plain old capitalism to me.

Eat your heart out, Bernie Madoff! Ha-Ha!

Please--PLEASE!! Keep heeding those shrewd investment tips from Phil Peters, Julia Sweig, Kirby Jones, etc. etc. etc. Were waiting down here! Ha-ha!

Please--PLEASE!! Keep heeding those shrewd investment tips from Phil Peters, Julia Sweig, Kirby Jones, etc. etc. etc. We're waiting down here! P.T. Barnum actually UNDER-estimated their birthrates! Ha-ha!

"I have repeatedly e-mailed, visited the offices and sent my representative to the offices of a (Cuban) company I did business with for years and which owes me money, and they simply refuse to talk to me," a Canadian businessman told Reuters.

Many foreign suppliers and investors in Cuba are still unable to repatriate hundreds of millions of dollars from local accounts almost a year after Cuban authorities blocked them because of the financial crisis, foreign diplomats and businessmen said.

The businessmen, who asked not to be identified, said they were increasingly frustrated because the Communist authorities refused to offer explanations or solutions for the situation..

"Boo-hoo-hoo, snifle-snifle," we all say.

"Kirby Jones is the man to see about business in Cuba,” The New York Times

"Cubans know their business" says Alamar Pres. Kirby Jones. This means the Cubans sitting across the negotiating table have done their homework and know their business. They cannot be easily fooled."

Apparently the same cannot be said of their commercial prey.

Question: Does the Castro-Anointed Kirby Jones have a backlog of calls from those, "Many foreign suppliers and investors in Cuba?" P.T. Barnum actually underestimated the number.

Hummmmm????

For the record: during the UNSPEAKABLE(!!!) Batista era, Cuba's peso was pegged slightly ABOVE the U.S. dollar, Cuba ran a consistent trade surplus and her credit was solid gold, the same substance that fully backed her currency, in which Cuba's industrial workers were paid the 8th highest wages in the world..

Unreal

Worse part about it is that these people vote.

This is just fucked up:

Michelle Malkin has much more on these freaks.

Isnt that effin’ special

Empire State Building turns red-yellow for China's 60th

Le ronca los cojones.

This is very scary

Unstoppable suicide bombers?

An al-Qaeda suicide bomber who died last month while trying to blow up a Saudi prince in Jeddah had hidden the explosives inside his body.

Security and intelligence experts are worried that current security checks would not prevent this technique.

No kidding.

Hey, Polanski!

Count your blessings, you pedophile scumbag.

Snipsnipsnippetysnip.

The Importance of Competition and the lack of it in Cuba

In order for a nation or country to survive, strive and prosper, its society must be equipped with the ability to compete. It must be able to compete within its own territories, domestically and then be able to expand and compete externally, in the international arena. The country of Cuba has been forgotten as a national institution and as a global influence. The absence of competition is the main reason why. Analyzing the concept of competition in a logical manner, would be the best option or route to take in order to explain and prove it.

Definition of Competition:

1. The act of competing; rivalry for supremacy, a prize.

2. A contest for some prize, honor, or advantage.

3. (Sociology) Rivalry between two or more persons or groups for an object desired in common, usually resulting in a victor and a loser but not necessarily involving the destruction of the latter.

For starters, Ambition and Inventive freedom must be present. Ambition and Inventive freedom, combined together create a strong and sturdy foundation needed for an individual to successfully thrive and survive independently. Ambition is the “Want”, the inner power to excel and improve one’s self. Ambition is sacrifice, hard work and determination. Without this necessity, a human being would be defeated before even beginning. If ambition exists though and this Spirit of Competition is present, then inventive freedom will guide and assist the individual towards a positive conclusion. But we must have these freedoms available in arms reach and with no restrictions. We must have the freedom to plan, to research, to test, to correct, to disagree, to debate, to question, to contradict, to argue, to counteract, to agree upon, to demand, to …..and so on. Without these inventive freedoms and many more, which you are more than welcomed to add; competition would be critically handicapped and non-existent.

Now if you are allowed the ambition and the inventive freedom is ever present, then you must have a goal in mine already. A goal is the reason “why.”, a “prize.” It’s exactly what one is trying to acquire and is considered successful. A goal can be classified more as a personal state of satisfaction, a certain endpoint where you complete and finish you task.  Satisfaction is totally accomplished. When competition is present and two individuals are trying accomplish the same goal then there would be a winner and a loser. When it is group of individuals competing then there will be a group of losers and a group of winners. When the competition transpires and in a true legitimate nature, then all involved it would be rewarded and in a uniform manner. Everyone will always benefit, including the losers.

If you have a country whose society consists of citizens who are always competing with each other, fairly and in an organized manner, then the quality of life will increase, this is the purpose behind it all. For this reason, the United States has been so successful in the past. But not in the present, there’s simply not enough competition out there or maybe there’s nothing to compete for. The freedom to compete exists and is still alive in America but there is ambition anymore because the lack of determination and hard work are at an all-time high.

There are two other very important factors that are actually coupled together to work in unison and they are reward and recognition. Reward is yet another reason “why” we compete. Reward is important in order for it to be worthwhile. There must be some significant and real satisfaction present so that individuals would involve themselves in the first place, it is only logical. Recognition is the driving force behind reward, you must be recognized for your achievements, and you must receive credit for all the hard work, why not?

This is my raw definition concerning the concept of competition and the most logical approach that I could use to simplify it. But all I mentioned above cannot possibly be achieved when your individuality is taken away from you.

Definition of Individuality:

1. The particular character, or aggregate of qualities, that distinguishes one person or thing from others; sole and personal nature: a person of marked individuality.

2. Individualities, individual characteristics.

3. A person or thing of individual or distinctive character.

4. State or quality of being individual; existence as a distinct individual.

5. The interests of the individual as distinguished from the interests of the community.

The citizens of Cuba have no particular or distinctive character, they are all worthless slaves! They have no individual qualities, they are not allowed to! They will never be distinguishable, just extinguishable. They have no freedom of speech; no freedom of choice; no freedom to own anything. They have no personal goals; no future aspirations and no dreams of grandeur! Cubans in Cuba are poor, hungry and have been totally forgotten. This Fidelist-Marxist regime in place, with their contradictory ideals of creating the perfect community based society combined with their totalitarian daily intervention of everybody’s business, is the reason why. It is inhumane and criminal, that now, in its 50th year, the citizens of Cuba are considered to be totally unproductive and basically, useless droids, this is in accordance to World opinion! The Cubans in Cuba are simply considered, humanitarian slaves for hire and reliable tourist servants. Cuba is a third world country, nothing else.

In Cuba, nobody wants to compete because they aren’t ambitious. Why? Because there is no inventive freedom and no goals either! Why should they compete, when they will not be recognized or rewarded? Why should anyone blame the Cuban people, they have no opportunity to improve themselves. Well, except when they get the oportunity to escape the island. Why would anyone want to break their backs by way of hard work, when there is no self-satisfaction; no self-significant improvement achieved; nothing physical to show for it and no sign of any prosperous future in sight? Communism doesn’t work and never will, no matter how much effort is spent on indoctrination and how much overabundance of propaganda is forced on its citizens. Although the main goal of a Communist system is to work together as a nation and build a better future for all, it always works against the people who are subject to it. It will always fall on its face because there’s no individuality allowed and nothing to show for afterwards. So why compete then, when nothing will ever belong to you?

Chihuahuas, The Miami Herald and BULLSHIT

Guess what?

That Free the Five link is STILL on the sidebar at the Miami Herald "Cuba" blog Cuban Colada.

Inspiring. Really.

Reading the Miami Herald is like throwing up in my mouth, chewing on the upchuck and then swallowing it like a purgante.

What a pathetic excuse for a major metropolitan newspaper.

An excellent reason not to emulate European “conservatives”

They've never had a Ronald Reagan:

Europe’s conservatives, says Michel Winock, a historian at the Paris Institut d’Études Politiques, “have adapted themselves to modernity.” When Nicolas Sarkozy of France and Germany’s Angela Merkel condemn the excesses of the “Anglo-Saxon model” of capitalism while praising the protective power of the state, they are using Socialist ideas that have become mainstream, he said.

It is not that the left is irrelevant — it often represents the only viable opposition to established governments, and so benefits, as in the United States, from the normal cycle of electoral politics.

We don't want that shit here, thank you very much. We need more free markets. Period.

George Will on Marco Rubio

From the WaPo:

Florida will not soon be pushed back under the ocean by the weight of its expanding population. For the first time since the Second World War, the state lost population -- 58,000 people -- in a 12-month period (April 2008 to April 2009). In January 2011, one Floridian will leave for the U.S. Senate. He is unlikely to be a former governor at odds with his party's nominating electorate, or the probable Democratic nominee, Kendrick Meek, a hyper-liberal congressman. Rubio intends to prove that "in the most important swing state, you can run successfully as a principled conservative." He probably will.