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The GOP and Obama Care plus the Russia story with Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor

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Guest:   Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor………..We look at more Russia Russia stories……when will the public say enough about Russia………..Obama Care and the GOP……..will they repeal and replace this summer…………and other stories……………….

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Source: The GOP and Obama Care, Leopoldo Lopez & a few thoughts about the front pages 07/11 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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July 11, 2017 at 11:00 pm

1967: Tony Perez hit a 15th inning HR to win marathon All Star Game

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It happened 50 years ago in Anaheim, California. Millions watched and saw one of the greatest All Star Game pitching duels ever:


Perez, 25, in his third full season with the Reds, was named the All-Star Game MVP.

The Big Dog rode the bench until the 10th inning, when manager Walt Alston told him to replace Phillies third baseman Dick Allen. Perez struck out against Hunter in the 12th, then belted the game-winner to deep left field with one out in the top of the 15th.

In an oddity, all three runs came on solo homers by third basemen: Dick Allen off the Angels’ Dean Chance in the second; the Orioles’ Brooks Robinson off the Cubs’ Fergie Jenkins in the seventh; and Perez. It was the longest game in All-Star history, a mark tied in 2008.

Another Cuban, lefty Mike Cuellar, was representing Houston on the NL roster.

The 1967 rosters included 21 future Hall of Famers: Perez, Seaver, Drysdale, Jenkins, Mazeroski, Hunter, Bob Gibson, Juan Marichal, Joe Torre, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Lou Brock, Roberto Clemente, Willie Mays, Harmon Killebrew, Mickey Mantle, Rod Carew, Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson, Al Kaline and Carl Yastrzemski.

It was a great night for Tony Perez of Ciego de Avila.

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July 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

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July 11, 1914: Babe Ruth made his major league debut

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July 11, 2017 at 11:00 am

Looking for someone on the FBI most wanted list? Try Cuba!

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We’ve posted before about Joanne Chesimard, the woman convicted of shooting a New Jersey state trooper and living in Cuba.
Let me introduce you to another one living in Cuba, or the case of Ishmael Muslim Ali:  

The story began on Sept. 6, 1972, in St. Croix, in the United States Virgin Islands, when five masked individuals killed eight people at the Fountain Valley Golf Course. The murders rocked the small island and summoned a wave of law enforcement authorities from the United States to conduct the investigation.

The club, owned by the Rockefeller family, was frequented by the wealthy.

Soon after the murders, Mr. Ali, at the time known as Ronald Labeet, and four others were arrested and charged with the crime. 

The trial drew some of the most prominent liberal legal figures of the time, including William Kunstler, who defended the activists known as the Chicago Seven, as well as William Estridge, a lawyer for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


The trial was over in less than a year, and eventually all of the men were convicted and given eight consecutive life sentences, plus 90 years, for the crimes. 

They were shipped to prisons in the continental United States, where three of them remain today. One of the men, Raphael Joseph, died in 1998, after being pardoned.

Mr. Ali, who was considered the leader of the group, and the others convicted maintained their innocence, arguing that their original trial was unfair. 

The film raises allegations that the suspects were tortured while in custody and that the judge presiding over the trial was biased because he had represented members of the Rockefeller family in his private practice.

After being convicted, Mr. Ali spit on the floor, and he and his accomplices struck out at the marshals who took them into custody, according to news accounts at the time.   

To make a long story short, Mr. Ali hijacked a plane to Cuba:    

Following his conviction, Mr. Ali fought to be returned to St. Croix. 

After more than a decade in prison, he was sent back to the island, though only for proceedings in a civil suit he had filed, asserting that his rights had been violated when he was placed in solitary confinement for 90 days. 

He was awarded $12,000 in damages and placed aboard an American Airlines passenger plane bound for New York on New Year’s Eve in 1984.

Mr. Ali went to the bathroom repeatedly during the flight, complaining of stomach pains. On his final visit, he emerged with a handgun. (He did not say how he got it.) 

He then commandeered the plane and forced it to land in Havana. Upon landing, he was taken into custody.

The Cuban authorities convicted Mr. Ali of hijacking the plane, and sentenced him to 10 years in jail. He served seven years and got an early release for good behavior. 

Afterward, on the petition of Ms. Shakur, Mr. Ali says he was granted asylum, the beginning of an entirely new chapter for him.

And then he became an English teacher in the island. How sweet is that?

He was never returned to the U.S., as requested over and over.

Ali’s story became an issue because of President Trump’s recent speech about Cuba. He wants these criminals returned to the U.S. before any more concessions are made.

What happens now? The Castro regime said no. However, the Castro government is a lot more interested in U.S. investments than holding on to a couple of “revolutionary oldies” that most people in the island have never heard of.

President Trump is correct and should insist on their return to the U.S. Keep pushing and Raul Castro is likely to give in. Again, these two “leftist veterans” have zero value to the Cuban regime.

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July 11, 2017 at 8:02 am