Wednesday, December 17, 2014

About time for a new Cuba policy

Today President Obama revealed a deal had been struck with Cuba's Raul Castro to release U.S. Prisoner Alan Gross and another unnamed prisoner who is thought to be an undercover agent.
Normalized relations is the next step. Needless to say, this is a controversial decision  but one whose time is overripe!
For over 50 years the policy of embargo and confrontation has been in place. It has helped entrench the Castro government.
The old policy met Einstein's definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

It is time for this new era in Cuban-U.S. relations to begin. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

John McCain and other Arizona politicians scheme to give away Apache lands for foreign copper mine

Arizona Republicans in the state and national government are trying to slip something by in the omnibus spending bill currently before Congress. They want to allow a foreign mining company, with ties to Iran and China, to begin mining for copper on land considered sacred and protected by treaty with the San Carlos Apaches. The proposed mine is the most destructive and environmentally disastrous type of mining, which is much less expensive and time consuming for the mining company.

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