Friday, July 03, 2020

A chat with Carmen Maria Montiel about the politics of 2020

A chat with Carmen Maria Montiel about the politics of 2020 07/03 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Guest: Carmen Maria Montiel conservative activist in Texas....We will review current events from the outbreak of anarchy to President Trump and other stories...
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It’s Guaidó not Maduro

Venezuela's Fake President | claytoonz
This is a bit of good news in the middle of so many awful stories.  
A British judge ruled on Thursday that President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela cannot get access to at least $1 billion in gold in a Bank of England vault, on the basis that Britain does not recognize him as the leader of the Latin American country battered by economic sanctions and the coronavirus.
Like many Western countries, including the United States, the British government has “unequivocally recognized” the opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the country’s interim president, a London high court judge, Nigel Teare, said in his ruling, adding that it was therefore unlawful to give the gold to Mr. Maduro.
Cheers for the judge!  Glad to see that someone is on the ball.
My first reaction was to wonder what Maduro wanted the gold for?  According to news reports, he wanted to cash the gold and buy some COVID-19 supplies for his people.  
Really?  What happened to the oil reserves?  
A Venezuelan friend speculated that Maduro was testing the system just in case he needs cash to leave the country.  
I don’t know, but I believe my friend’s speculation more than Maduro’s official answer.
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We remember Sir Nicholas Winston (1909-2015)

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(This is a post from 2015 when Sir Nicholas Winston died.)

Fom time to time, we have to sit back, get out of the political arena and remember a real hero or an amazing man:
Sir Nicholas Winton, who organized the rescue of 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps, has died aged 106.
I ask myself a simple question: Would I have done something this risky?   
His story should be shared at every school in the world today:
Sir Nicholas was born Nicholas Wertheimer in 1909 to Jewish parents 
By 1938 he was a young stockbroker in London. He dropped everything to go to Prague to help Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi occupation. 
Sir Nicholas organised foster families for Jewish children in Britain, placing adverts in newspapers. 
The 669 children travelled on eight trains across four countries Sir Nicholas's team persuaded British custom officials to allow all the children in despite incomplete documentation.
Stories like these touch me for a couple of reasons:

First, I recall the way that 14,000 children were taken out of Cuba in the early 1960s, i.e. now known as The Pedro Pan program. I am familiar with those who risked so much and the ones who took care of the children in the U.S.  

Second, I've always admired those who take a risk to help others unconditionally. Sir Winton only wanted to save these children and nothing more.

RIP Sir Winton. You were one of the greatest heroes of the 20th century, You stand out in a world of charlatans and self-absorbed politicians.

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