Cuba: Hillary’s ignorance vs. "FREEDOMS"...!!!
Ignorance, or willful blindness? She was Secretary of State, after all.
Hillary was at Florida International University last Friday doing a full flop, and called for an end to the so-called embargo because Cubans “want to read our books, surf our Web, and learn from our people. They want to bring their country into the 21st century.”
Mary O’Grady says Clinton Needs to Read Up on the Castros
The embargo does not block the sale of books to Cuba, or isolate its economy from the world.
. . . when Mrs. Clinton said on Friday that “we must decide between engagement and embargo, between embracing fresh thinking and returning to Cold War deadlock,” she was applying the same reasoning the Obama administration uses to argue that the U.S. needs to either accept the nuclear deal with Iran or go to war. This is a false dichotomy that doesn’t hold for Cuba policy any more than it holds for dealing with Tehran.
The embargo does not block the export of books to Cuba because informational material is exempt. Cubans cannot read “our” books because Cuba controls the reading material that enters the country and imprisons for “dangerousness” anyone caught with nonapproved texts.
There is no such thing as “our Web,” and the U.S. embargo does not restrict Cubans’ access to the Internet. Most Cubans cannot get computers. Most of those who do have them are denied access to the World Wide Web. It’s only the party faithful who get approval.
As to learning from “our people,” Cuba tightly controls interaction with foreigners, and those who step out of line can go to jail. Try getting a visa from Cuba if you have been labeled a “counterrevolutionary,” as I have. These policies are expressly designed to block Cubans from communicating with each other and with outsiders to keep them from organizing politically or socially.
The unconditional end of the embargo will do nothing to change this. On the contrary, it may strengthen the dictator’s hand if it results in fresh capital flowing to the island.
Which it will.
While Hillary gave her by-invitation-only speech, Police prohibit students from protesting outside Hillary Clinton’s pro-Castro Cuba speech at Miami’s FIU, borrowing a page from the Castros.
Amnesty: proposed amendments to Spain terrorism laws infringe on human rights
Tuesday 10 February 2015 at 1:48 PM ET by Bradley McAllister
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[JURIST] Spain's lower house of parliament, the Congress of Deputies [official website, in Spanish] debated proposed amendments to the Spanish criminal code on Tuesday that Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] alleges will infringe on individual human rights in the country. The new bill expands the range of crimes defined as terrorism. AI argues the proposed expansion threatens an individual's right [AI report] to freedom of expression and assembly in Spain [AI backgrounder]. Julia Hall, AI's expert on counter-terrorism and human rights, stated:
the proposed definition of terrorism includes so many crimes that it is rendered virtually meaningless. The parliament should reject any proposals that would violate basic rights.
The proposed amendments, if adopted, could threaten the rights to freedom of expression and association, the presumption of innocence, freedom of movement, the right to privacy, and the right to leave and return to one’s country.
...we cannot be subject to restrictions to reality opinion and cartoon drawings of anything, as a given freedom!
...we cannot be subject to the open dominance of foreign Religions or any Religion...! They have their freedoms in their "properties"...!!!
...we cannot limit progress to a more modern World, and develop better Social/Science/Logic centers better than "ANCIENT CHURCHES AND TEMPLES"...!!!
Or we are being buried again by a NEW 21ST Century "INQUISITION OBSCURANTISM"...!
...PUBLIC OPINION is not governed by anything other than BASIC FREEDOMS!
...Jesus allegedly got up in a JEW ORTHODOX SYNAGOGUE and read! And threw out Money Dealers from the "JEW TEMPLE"...???
And would go against the JEW SABBATH openly, which was punished with death by "stoning"...??? ETC...!!!
...IF THE BIBLE WERE TRUE AS TO JESUS AND THIS "MALE" GOD, then Jesus flying on the clouds somehow has to WAR against ALL NATIONS, AND DESTROY 2/3 OF ALL LIFE ON THIS PLANET, which is absurd!
Why? Because nobody will believe this Jesus, no matter what! Because it cannot be! IF HE WERE TRUE, HE COULD CLOSE THE WAR AS THE MOUTHS OF THE LIONS OF DANIEL IN THE DEN!!! SIMPLE! Absurd!
WHY WAR WHEN THIS JESUS HAS POWER TO STOP ANYTHING, IF HE WANTS? You know what? To show his stupid power in action would a Christian say possibly!
WELL I AM HAVING TROUBLE FINDING THIS JESUS'S TRUE LOVE, NOW AND TODAY!
THUS JEB BUSH AND OTHERS AND THE BIBLE:
The Catholic Church believes this also as of the Bible, and is all "bull crap"...!
Bye bye to your childish stories of Jesus and we prefer Santa Claus's and the flying reindeer's !
THE TRUTH IS IN THE "PUDDDINNNG"...! THE END OF THE STORY MERELY A DREAM OF JOHN...! IF THE END IS NOT RIGHT, THEN ALL MUST BE MOSTLY WRONG!
HENCE THE END DOES NOT GENERALLY PROVIDE PROOF OR SUPPORT FOR THE MEANS!
...HOW CAN YOU LEGALLY DO ANYTHING AGAINST ANYBODY who gives their free opinion or criticism, WITH THE BIBLE AS UNIVERSITY THEOLOGY, AND A BOOK SWORN ON...!!!???
AND BEING THE BIBLE "THE HOLY NORM", any other critique activity, has legal defense, with this Revolutionary JESUS and BIBLE...!!!
...I THINK TO LIMIT OPEN NON VIOLENT MARCHES of criticism and protest, or any criticism against Government, is affirming regressively, you are our "ZOMBIE COMPLACENT SLAVES"...!
...THE BIG QUESTION: ARE "CANADA or even USA" somehow going "Cuban", even about the WEB, and BOOKS and which texts are permitted...??? Using their "false" defense of Religions! Wishful religious stories for their citizens to behave well is as ancient as childish stories of the BIG BAD WOLF coming to get them if they do not behave!
RIDICULOUS! RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS and truths and JUST SOCIAL good governments, with WORK for all do not produce CRIMINALS nor have the need for DRUGSTERS...!
BAD GOVERNMENTS produce uprisings and population discontent and all the evils!
Pure Logic does not produce anything evil! Evil has been born from bad governance!