Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Tuesday's show: Tax free border zone, change in Brazil plus Cuba at 60 & other stories


We will look the 60th anniversary of the Cuban revolution......President Lopez Obrador of Mexico proposes a tax free zone on the border.........The shutdown will go on for a whie......Brazil has a new President...........Hank Greenberg 1911-1986 and other stories......Click to listen:





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Tuesday's video: Happy New Year's message

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Tuesday's video:   
Happy New Year's message


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2018 was a rough year for the men and women in blue

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Every police officer and family knows that policemen have chosen a risky profession.  They understand that an encounter with a bad guy could kill them or their colleagues.
We’ve seen a couple of unfortunate developments recently.
First, the police are not getting the support they need from local governments.  Can you say Baltimore, for example? 
Second, let’s hope 2019 is better than the 148 we lost in 2018.
I like what I read in this editorial from The Boston Herald:
Culturally, we are disparaging law enforcement loudly in too many corners.  Prominent politicians have called for the abolishment of ICE and others have labeled the entire criminal justice system as “racist.”
Thursday, a Philadelphia judge ruled that convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal could re-argue an appeal before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court due to a technicality.  Abu-Jamal, 64, a former Black Panther, is serving a life sentence for the Dec. 9, 1981, shooting death of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, 25, by shooting him point-blank in the forehead as he lay unarmed and wounded on the sidewalk.
Cop killers belong in jail.  Criminals who assault police officers should face heavy sentences and our elected politicians need to stop demeaning law enforcement at once.  There is a nefarious pattern developing in our culture that is undoubtedly empowering a dangerous element to attempt to hurt or kill police officers.
The police are there when we need them, we need to be there now that they need us.  Hopefully a year from now we can look back at the progress that was made.
Well.  I’d like to see fewer deaths, too.  It starts with a political class, protected by the police, that undermines their authority with speeches and statements that exaggerate police brutality rather than talk about the structural problems in these communities, such as the absence of fathers.
Add to this the glorification of an NFL quarterback who wore socks that mocked police officers, visually calling them pigs.
We need to do better, or we will run out of good people who want to protect us.
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60 years of hate, lies, more lies and malaise


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On January 1, 1959, I was a 6-year old boy waking up and rushing to the dining room for breakfast. (My brother was a year younger and ran with me that morning)
It seemed like another day, or another chance to eat and get ready for “Los Reyes Magos” coming in a few days.   Back then, our parents would take us to a park where they had real camels and our favorite “reyes” were there to greet the children.
My brother and I got to the dining room and noticed that my dad was on the phone and my mom was seriously listening to his conversation.  Our mom also had her eye on the TV news.  My dad had our little sister on his lap as he went on and on and on the phone.
Mom pointed us to the dining table and we started eating toast and drinking our milk.
Then Mom came over and whispered: “Batista se fue!”
None of us kids understood that morning what it all meant. We certainly had no idea that a communist dictatorship was coming.   My father told me later that he was most fearful of the “power vacuum” that Batista’s hasty departure had created.
Within months, Cuba began to change, i.e. the mass executions, the mock trials, the political prisons, the attacks on the press and the radicalization of the regime. Elections never came and Castro quickly started to blame the US to distract Cubans from all the promises that he never kept.
We eventually moved to the US and I’ve spent most of my life here.
However, it still hurts to see how much damage the communist dictatorship has done to Cuba and the people who stayed behind.
It’s hard for me to smile when I think of this day in Cuban history.

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2019 resolution: Check our book "Cubanos in Wisconsin"!


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Check our our book "Cubanos in Wisconsin".   It's our family story, from Cuba to the US:



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