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Archive for July 12th, 2018

President Trump in Europe and Peter Strock before the House plus more

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We will look at President Trump in Europe……President Trump is talking to 2 audiences the one obsessed with his style and other listening to what he is saying about the allies and defense spending……Peter Strock before the House and Democrats…..Disco night 1979…….and others stories……..

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Source: President Trump in Europe and Peter Strock before the House plus more 07/12 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

Thursday’s video: Trump style vs what he’s getting done

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July 12, 2018 at 1:30 pm

July 2008: Tony Snow died 10 years ago!

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 Ten years ago, we heard that Tony Snow died of cancer.

Tony was a journalist, a speechwriter for President George H.W, Bush and the first host of FOX News Sunday.

After that, he became President George W. Bush’s press secretary until his resignation for health reasons.

One of my memories of Tony Snow’s career was his responses after Fidel Castro resigned in 2006:

Q: With Castro sidelined, has the United States reached out to his brother, Raul, to try to turn the page, look for anything new?

MR. SNOW: No. Look, the one thing that this President has talked about from the very beginning is his hope for the Cuban people finally to enjoy the fruits of freedom and democracy. And for the dictator, Fidel Castro, to hand off power to his brother, who has been the prison keeper, is not a change in that status. So Raul Castro’s attempt to impose himself on the Cuban people is much the same as what his brother did. So, no, there are no plans to reach out.

Unfortunately, the Obama administration reached out and we know how that turned out.

We miss Tony Snow. Our best to his wife and children.

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July 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm

What change in Cuba?

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We were very skeptical a few years ago about President Obama’s opening to Cuba. It made little sense because we got nothing back. It was the Cuban version of the Iran nuclear deal without the $ 1 billion in cash flown in at night.

The latest from Cuba is that taxes and controls are going up, as we see in The Miami Herald:

The Cuban government issued new measures on Monday to limit the accumulation of wealth by Cubans who own private businesses on the island.
The provisions stipulate that Cubans may own only one private enterprise, and impose higher taxes and restrictions on a spectrum of self-employment endeavors, including the arts.
The government announced that it will start issuing licenses to open new businesses — frozen since last August — but established greater controls through a package of measures intended to prevent tax evasion, limit wealth and give state institutions direct control over the so-called cuentapropismo or self-employment sector.
The measures will not be immediately implemented.
There is a 150-day waiting period to “effectively implement” the new regulations, the official Granma newspaper reported.
Cubans who run private restaurants known as paladares, for example, will not be able to rent a room in their home to tourists since no citizen can have more than one license for self-employment.

My Chilean friend who just visited Cuba explained what he saw. He said that Cubans have caught the “self employment” fever and want more of it. As a result, some Cubans are getting rich. The Cuban Communist Party does not like that and sees “entrepreneurial” Cubans as a threat to the revolution, as they like to say.

It’s hard to see how this new effort at controlling Cubans will end well. On one hand, they need to promote self employment in Cuba. On the other hand, they want to limit self employment and prosperity creation.

Of course, what else do you expect from a communist regime accustomed to controlling every corner in the island?

Or as my late father used to say whenever he heard about reforms in Cuba. He would caution me: “Son comunistas” translated to they are communists!

 
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July 12, 2018 at 7:36 am

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