Thursday, March 29, 2018
Down in Cuba, they are partying like it’s October 1962 all over again. It’s enough to make you ask, Nikita Khrushchev, where are you?
According to an industry report, Russia and Cuba are back together, or, as the Turtles would sing, “Happy Together“:
A mixed commission made up of members of both the Russian and Cuban maritime authorities met in Havana recently.A subsequent statement revealed that, as a result, a new master plan for Cuban ports will be drawn up covering the period up to 2030, undertaken in cooperation with both public and private state companies.According to Russia’s Minister of Transport, Maksim Sokolov, experts in the country will study proposals from Cuba as part of a mutual cooperation agreement that exists between them.As part of the same relationship, the commission is analysing Russian proposals to build a world maritime warning and safety system covering the entire Cuban coastline. This would guarantee integration of various maritime communications via both satellite and radio, thereby increasing security, improving navigation, and upgrading rescue capability for those vessels in danger.
What can we say about this new friendship?
First, Putin is not looking to subsidize anyone. Unlike Premier Khrushchev, who saw Cuba as part of the USSR empire, Putin wants to promote Russia’s business interests. Vlad could not care less about Raúl, but he loves expanding his “intelligence” network and placing an antenna 90 miles from the U.S. Remember that they used to have a base in Lourdes.
Second, this new relationship with Russia also shows that Raúl Castro is desperate. Wouldn’t Raúl Castro rather do this deal with a Western country that does not want to reopen an antenna in Cuba? My guess is yes, but no one wants to extend loans that never get repaid.
So the Russians are coming, and it’s not a remake of the old movie.
Back in 2012, the Obama campaign team was hailed for their use of social media. Remember this one from a few weeks after the election? Let's take a look at this one by Michael Scherer:
In the final weeks before Election Day, a scary statistic emerged from the databases at Barack Obama’s Chicago headquarters: half the campaign’s targeted swing-state voters under age 29 had no listed phone number. They lived in the cellular shadows, effectively immune to traditional get-out-the-vote efforts.And everyone thought that the Obama team was really cool! So cool that they re-elected their man!
For a campaign dependent on a big youth turnout, this could have been a crisis. But the Obama team had a solution in place: a Facebook application that will transform the way campaigns are conducted in the future. For supporters, the app appeared to be just another way to digitally connect to the campaign.
But to the Windy City number crunchers, it was a game changer. “I think this will wind up being the most groundbreaking piece of technology developed for this campaign,” says Teddy Goff, the Obama campaign’s digital director.
That’s because the more than 1 million Obama backers who signed up for the app gave the campaign permission to look at their Facebook friend lists. In an instant, the campaign had a way to see the hidden young voters.
Roughly 85% of those without a listed phone number could be found in the uploaded friend lists. What’s more, Facebook offered an ideal way to reach them. “People don’t trust campaigns. They don’t even trust media organizations,” says Goff. “Who do they trust? Their friends.”
This is very sick.....what else can you say: "Planned Parenthood Affiliate Demands Disney Princesses Include Abortion".
Baseball 2018:— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) March 29, 2018
My picks are Yankees, Indians, Astros plus Red Sox vs Angels for wildcard........Houston vs New York for AL pennant......
my picks are Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers plus Braves vs Padres for wildcard........LA vs Chicago for NL.
My World Series is Yankees vs Dodgers.
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR BLOG AND RADIO SHOW
FOLLOW MY BLOG
LISTEN TO OUR RECENT SHOWS
Check Out Politics Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Silvio Canto Jr on BlogTalkRadio