that is, to quote Alvin Blanco.
On the same day a Republican congressional subcommittee introduces a bill to restrict Americans from traveling to Cuba Cuban diplomant Llanio González Pérez, referred to as Agent Llanio González Pérez by Capital Hill Cuban anti-everything-Cuban-and-democratic Mauricio Claver-Carone, has a mini seminar in Miami to inform Cubans who reside outside the island that they should come home to operate their own businesses, proper housing might be a problem, other than that bring your money and set up shop.
Wednesday morning in Dublin surrounded by her family and close friends. Irish journalist and filmaker Bernie, a journalist for Radio Havana Cuba´s English Language Service and dedicated most of her years at the station in covering the case of the Cuban Five.
Condolenses to her loved ones.
Irish journalist and filmmaker Bernie Dwyer interviewed in 2010 by the Cuban News Agency on her latest documentary, The Day Diplomacy Died made the film to expose "the absence of any action taken against the Miami terrorists by the White House" as well as why the Cuban Five were apprehended while the "avowedly violent organizations like Comandos F-4, Brothers to the Rescue, Cuban American National Foundation’s armed wing, and individuals like Luis Posada Carriles, have operated with complete impunity from within the United States to attack Cuba—with the knowledge and support of the FBI and CIA."
On trial for murder in Hawaii is Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent (DS) Christopher Deedy. On Saturday, November 5th, 2011, DS Deedy in Hawaii on security assignment for APEC, early that morning walked into a Waikiki McDonald's and left charged with Murder in the Second Degree and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Separate Felony. Hours before the shooting Waikiki was overflowing with people, families with kids in tow, baby strollers, couples old, young, every kind, bums, well-heeled, everybody and anybody. I was moving from a Honolulu neighborhood to the West Side during all this activity and was detoured through Waikiki where it was bumper to bumper and a very slow drive. By the time Deedy shot a local man named Kollin Elderts I was in our new place. When I woke up Deedy shot a local man and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) was one security person short on duty.
"They won't try us. They won't let us live in peace, and they won't let us die in peace." Fayiz al-Kandari
This is a response to teacherken's diary here on slumburbia. I recommend it.
This diary is not going to be substantive. It's just one view of one surface of one parallel plane on the polyhedron of the unbridled expansion of our American landscape that is a sea of empty homes. I'm not a writer, so this won't wow anyone.
In case you haven't heard there's a glut of milk. Our dairy farmers are hurting. This is an update on the problem. A previous diary for background is here.
A nationwide dairy federation known as the C. W. T. will be conducting a nationwide buyout of milk cows to bring down the glut of milk by sending 300,000 milk cows to slaughter by August.
Two have succeeded. Others are threatening to dump their milk.
There have been two suicides.
I buy from a local raw milk dairy myself but a when you look at ag from the perspective of the people doing the work you make it personal. It's not a cardboard container or plastic jug that appears regularly in your grocer's dairy section. There are human beings behind that product. It gives you a perspective that even our industrial ag dairy farmers are human beings who for whatever reasons each has a story about why he or she goes industrial or goes "organic."
There are people who really, honestly do not care if a small farm fails. In their belief system industrial ag fills the grocery stores where they get their food. It's a moot point with them.
Today I was researching farm subsidies in Oklahoma. This was precipitated by something Oklahoma state Representative Frank Lucas (R-OK) wrote.
"The President's budget calls for eliminating direct payments to our farmers."
Now, that is a half truth. And you know what they say about a half-truths? It's a whole lie.
OrangeClouds115 wrote yesterday:
HR 875, the Food Safety Modernization Act, a bill by Rosa DeLauro with about 40 cosponsors (mostly progressives) and no chance of passing (yet). The bill is flawed. It's not perfect. She's introduced it into previous Congresses without this much fanfare and panic among the blogs. So let's get the facts straight so that I don't have to see any more erroneous and crazy, paranoid diaries on the rec list."
See her story here.
I’d like to ask the dKos community to see that it doesn’t stand a chance to pass.