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North Korea, Syria, terror in Paris and other stories with Barry Jacobsen

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Guest: Barry Jacobsen, military historian and blogger……we will discuss the situation in North Korea and options for the US…..the attack on Syria and talk that they still have chemical weapons……..terror in Paris and elections this weekend……plus more stories……..

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April 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The Latin America show this week

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April 22, 2017 at 4:47 pm

Earth Day and Lenin’s birthday!

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April 21, 2017 at 5:02 pm

A chat about Bill O’Reilly & freedom of speech at colleges with Frank Burke

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Guest: Frank Burke, author and businessman……we will discuss the case of O’Reilly and FOX News….plus efforts to shut down conservative speakers in US colleges…….plus more stories…….

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April 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Destroying Bill O’Reilly

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For quite some time, I’ve watched The Factor at 7 pm or later at 10pm. I always found the segments interesting, stimulating and often funny, such as Miller’s weekly contribution.

We learned that Fox said “No mas” and O’Reilly is off the air. Put me down as one of those 4 million who isn’t happy.     

Let me be clear that I don’t support sexual harassment or the mistreatment of anyone in the work environment.   

I do see a lot of selective indignation, specially when the allegations came from an article in the New York Times. Isn’t this the same paper that endorsed Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton and loves Ted Kennedy?

Is Roger Simon right that this is really about Trump? I think that Roger is on to something here:    

 

The real target in the defenestration of Bill was not O’Reilly himself but very obviously Donald Trump.  He’s the Big Kahuna the obscenely named “Resistance” (hey, you idiots, that was about Auschwitz, not tax reform) is after and Bill was only a stop along the way.

Indeed, several of Bill’s accusers, represented by the daughter of Gloria Allred, appear to be people who find Trump particularly loathsome. 

And the original story was broken by the New York Times, the literary capital of the “Resistance.”

And how all of the advertisers were put together to unite against O’Reilly? It’s all too cute and organized for me!   

By the way, does anyone at Mercedes Benz, one of the advertisers that pulled out, really think that people will buy more of their cars now because they pulled their ads? Are they checking on the moral character of all of the other places where they advertise?

In a perfect world, men would treat women with respect, ladies would not seek professional or economic sugar daddies, MSNBC would do segments on the women who accused Bill Clinton, the feminists would refuse to support Hillary Clinton because she enabled her husband’s misconduct and “the flakes” in Harvard would call for the removal of everything Kennedy from the college because of allegations about their past.   

Of course, we don’t live in a perfect world.   We live in one where the left is out to destroy anyone who they disagree with. In other words, this is not about sexual harassment but rather Fox News. I hope that Mr. Murdoch’s sons have figured that out! It won’t be long before another effort is made to bring down Sean Hannity or Tucker Carlson because they promote “hate” or challenge guests on global warming.

P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

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April 21, 2017 at 6:38 am

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April 20, 2017 at 9:28 am

Mariel 37 years later

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Thirty-seven years ago, the Mariel boatlift began:

“On April 20, 1980, the Castro regime announces that all Cubans wishing to emigrate to the U.S. are free to board boats at the port of Mariel west of Havana, launching the Mariel Boatlift.

The first of 125,000 Cuban refugees from Mariel reached Florida the next day.”

The whole story was a perfect storm that started when President Carter authorized talks with the Cuban government. It created a “detente” that brought Cuban exiles to the island and made Latin American embassies candidates for asylum.  

By the way, the Castro-Carter romance ended when Castro sent troops to Africa and President Carter cancelled the talks.

 

Down on the island, Cubans began to walk into embassies and request political asylum.   

By April 1980, the embassies of Argentina and Peru were flooded with Cubans looking for a way out of the island.      

It became an international crisis and President Jimmy Carter issued a statement about the situation. He expressed concern about the safety and well being of the 10,800 Cubans at the Peruvian embassy.

Fidel Castro responded by calling on Cubans to leave if they didn’t support the revolution. Immediately, more Cubans rushed to the embassies.

It quickly became an embarrassment, as well as a logistics problem for embassies protecting hundreds of Cubans.    

Fidel Castro responded again and told Cubans to leave the island. And thousands did. Suddenly, Americans saw boats full of Cubans landing in Florida. It soon became a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented proportions.    

Then-Rear Admiral Benedict L. Stabile, USCG related the story years later:    

The size of the refugee flotilla was staggering.  

Trailered boats were lined-up 50 to 100 deep at Key West, waiting their turn to be launched.  This went on for 36 to 48 hours; local residence could hear the activity around the clock.  

Hundreds of trailers were scattered throughout Key West.  

One thousand craft were observed southbound on the afternoon of the 24th.  

For the most part, these were Cuban Americans who owned their own boat, typically a 20 to 40 footer relatively well equipped for local pleasure boating.  

Reportedly, the tanks in numerous craft had inadequate fuel capacity and the vessels were carrying additional fuel in portable containers. 

This, the first wave, resulted in the transit of 1,000 to 1,200 boats to Mariel in relatively short order. 

It went on for weeks!

Mariel brought thousands to the U.S. and most of them turned out to be very good additions to Florida. Unfortunately, there were some criminal elements but they were a very small number. Don’t judge “Marielitos” by Tony Montana of Scarface!

Years later, most of the “Marielitos” have contributed much to Miami and the U.S.   

For me, Mariel was a turning point in rediscovering my Cuban roots. It reconnected me with the Cuban cause, especially since I saw boats and people leaving the same island that I left as a kid in 1964.

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April 20, 2017 at 7:00 am

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