Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Surrender of a Western Democracy before the Despotism of Communist Terrorists - The President of Colombia is a Fool and Coward and wants to give up ideas of Justice and Democracy to achieve an illusional Peace

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says : "We have to balance Justice against Peace", diminish Justice to achieve Peace.

This is the Greatest Error, there is no Peace without Justice, Peace is the daughter of Justice and Democracy, Peace should be achieved also within Freedom.

But this President is destroying Democracy with a spurious and illegitimate law with the false and deceptive name of "Juridical Framework for Peace", Santos wants TOTAL IMPUNITY for the FARC Guerrillas that have brought murder, kidnapping and genocide to hundreds of thousands of Colombians, many of them Children, Women and the Old.

Injustice against a Colombian is Injustice against all Colombians, Santos destroys the CONSTITUTION, International Treaties, laws, Juridical History and Customs, and Rousseau's Social Contract.

CONSTITUTION is Toilet Paper for President Juan Manuel Santos.

But this problem is graver than you think : Colombian Institutions have been copied during 200 years from the U. S. Political System and Philosophy.

This is not "bananas" or "small change", in a big sense Colombian has a heritage of American Ideas : Those of Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, etc ....

And this also makes Colombia a country that has been inspired by the French and British Political Philosophers : La Boetie, Montesquieu, Locke, etc ...

Can the West lose a nation to ideas of TOTAL IMPUNITY, TOTAL AMNESTY, that is Injustice and Lawlessness at its best.

And the end result is Terrorists as Legislators and Rulers !

Vicente Duque

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

"House Republicans can inflict an awful lot of damage to the country at very little cost to themselves". - They are NOT at risk of losing the House in Election Year 2014. - However they are sinking the Republican Brand with their Racism and Fanaticism

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This is an excellent article of Jonathan Chait in the New York Magazine


I am a great fan of Political Writer Jonathan Chait because he is always very acurate in his predictions and considerations.

I think that Chait is right in these two paragraphs :


The only way to get them out of the way is to change the party that controls the House. But that would require business lobbyists to turn against the most vulnerable Republicans, who also happen to be the Republicans most willing to go along with their agenda. And there is simply zero prospect that the business lobby will commit to defeating the Republicans who are friendliest to their goals and flipping control of the House back to Nancy Pelosi.
There is one way the House Republicans' extremism is hurting the party: by poisoning the party’s general brand, reinforcing the Democratic loyalties of the younger cohort that has lifted Obama into office twice. In particular, if Republicans kill immigration reform, then I suspect it could cement the hostility of Latinos for years and years to come.


New York Magazine
It’ll Take More Than an Apocalypse to Unseat House Republicans
By Jonathan Chait




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Sunday, August 11, 2013

John Kerry is scheduled to arrive early Monday in Bogota, the Colombian capital. The country is holding "peace talks" with terrorists which I call "Rosemary's Baby" with Mia Farrow, because this is the Greatest Stupidity in the History of Latin American

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Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin. 

Mia Farrow doesn't know that she is pregnant with the son of the devil, the Antichrist, and a satanic coven of neighbors feigns love and tenderness for the fetus and future child.

This is what happens in Colombia where the President is going to place the Genocide Terrorist Murderers in Congress with fraud, without clean elections, using the deception of a "Special Circumscription" a fake electoral district.

On the other hand Colombia and USA are allies and Colombia has been approaching NATO ( North Atlantic Treaty Organization ). A pact of "Defense and Cooperation" was signed between Colombia and NATO. And the Colombian Air Force has been constantly training with the U. S. Air Force ( Texas and Nevada ) and with the Canadian Royal Air Force ( Cold Lake in Alberta ) during 2013

My Prediction is that the "Arrow of History" points to closer and closer relations of the threatened South American Nation with USA and NATO.

Wait for the Chinese Challenge in the Caribbean and Atlantic

Vicente Duque

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

White Poverty in USA and Future Elections : More than 19 million whites fall below the poverty line, accounting for more than 41 percent of the nation's destitute, nearly double the number of poor blacks

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Sometimes termed "the invisible poor" by demographers, lower-income whites generally are dispersed in suburbs as well as small rural towns, where more than 60 percent of the poor are white. Concentrated in Appalachia in the East, they are numerous in the industrial Midwest and spread across America's heartland, from Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma up through the Great Plains.

Buchanan County, in southwest Virginia, is among the nation's most destitute based on median income, with poverty hovering at 24 percent. The county is mostly white, as are 99 percent of its poor.

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_For the first time since 1975, the number of white single-mother households living in poverty with children surpassed or equaled black ones in the past decade, spurred by job losses and faster rates of out-of-wedlock births among whites. White single-mother families in poverty stood at nearly 1.5 million in 2011, comparable to the number for blacks. Hispanic single-mother families in poverty trailed at 1.2 million.

_Since 2000, the poverty rate among working-class whites has grown faster than among working-class nonwhites, rising 3 percentage points to 11 percent as the recession took a bigger toll among lower-wage workers. Still, poverty among working-class nonwhites remains higher, at 23 percent.


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_Race disparities in health and education have narrowed generally since the 1960s. While residential segregation remains high, a typical black person now lives in a nonmajority black neighborhood for the first time. Previous studies have shown that wealth is a greater predictor of standardized test scores than race; the test-score gap between rich and low-income students is now nearly double the gap between blacks and whites.

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Although they are a shrinking group, working-class whites – defined as those lacking a college degree – remain the biggest demographic bloc of the working-age population. In 2012, Election Day exit polls conducted for the AP and the television networks showed working-class whites made up 36 percent of the electorate, even with a notable drop in white voter turnout.

Last November, Obama won the votes of just 36 percent of those noncollege whites, the worst performance of any Democratic nominee among that group since Republican Ronald Reagan's 1984 landslide victory over Walter Mondale.

Some Democratic analysts have urged renewed efforts to bring working-class whites into the political fold, calling them a potential "decisive swing voter group" if minority and youth turnout level off in future elections. "In 2016 GOP messaging will be far more focused on expressing concern for `the middle class' and `average Americans,'" Andrew Levison and Ruy Teixeira wrote recently in The New Republic.

"They don't trust big government, but it doesn't mean they want no government," says Republican pollster Ed Goeas, who agrees that working-class whites will remain an important electoral group. His research found that many of them would support anti-poverty programs if focused broadly on job training and infrastructure investment. This past week, Obama pledged anew to help manufacturers bring jobs back to America and to create jobs in the energy sectors of wind, solar and natural gas.

"They feel that politicians are giving attention to other people and not them," Goeas said.



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Huffington Post
80 Percent Of U.S. Adults Face Near-Poverty, Unemployment: Survey
By HOPE YEN, AP
July 28, 2013



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Thursday, July 18, 2013

VIDEO : Complete Obama Statement On 'Affordable Care Act' - July 18, 2013 - President Obama's offensive to publicize the ACA ( Obamacare ) and the Medicaid Expansion - Big push for the Good Health, Quality of Attention and Health Security of Americans

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Published on Jul 18, 2013


President Barack Obama touted the benefits of the Affordable Care Act Thursday to a skeptical public as part of an effort to build support for the health law in the face of continued Republican efforts to block it.

Speaking at the White House, Mr. Obama said people across the country have gotten rebates from their health-insurance companies that they can use to pay other bills and support their families.

But, reflecting broader concerns that the administration faces in persuading the public to support the law, Mr. Obama said: "I bet if you took a poll, most folks wouldn't know when that check comes in that this was because of Obamacare that they got this extra money in their pockets."

The event represents the president's latest attempt to persuade the public of the law's benefits and to defend a key part of his legacy. Republicans have hammered the law since it was passed in 2010, and voted dozens of times to either repeal it or change it—most recently Wednesday in the House.

Mr. Obama's health-care law remains unpopular, Wall Street Journal/NBC News polls show. In an April survey, some 45% of respondents called the law a "bad idea," while 36% called it a "good idea." Some 49% said they favored eliminating the law, while 42% said they opposed repeal.

Mr. Obama questioned why Republicans keep working to dismantle the law, saying Congress has a lot of other problems it needs to solve such as the immigration system and the nation's fiscal problems.

"And yet, instead, we're refighting these old battles. Sometimes I just try to figure out why. Maybe they think it's good politics, but part of our job here is not to always think about politics," Mr. Obama said.

A report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services showed that 8.5 million Americans received rebates in 2012 as a result of the law, averaging about $100 per family. These rebates are triggered when existing customers' insurance companies don't spend a certain amount of premiums on health care or efforts to improve health quality. Large group plans are required to spend at least 85% of premiums on these areas while small group or individual plans need to spend at least 80%.

At Thursday's event, the president was surrounded by people who have received rebates from insurers. He said even people who haven't received rebates are benefiting from the law because it has helped slow the cost of health care.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said the rebates the administration is touting pale in comparison to how much more families will have to pay when their insurance premiums rise.




Complete Obama Statement On 'Affordable Care Act' - July 18, 2013





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Saturday, July 13, 2013

VIDEO : English News - Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer Backs Senate Immigration Bill : 'It's a Victory for Arizona", because it incorporates what she has proposed for years, "It is is a great step forward in the right direction"

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She only talks about border security and seems very satisfied with the Senate Bill. This is somewhat surprising, she has abandoned her stance of being so combative against Latinos, and it seems that she does not want more conflicts and fights with President Obama.

She has always pushed for Medicaid Expansion ( part of ObamaCare ) and won a victory for that plan in the Arizona Legislature


English News - Brewer Backs Senate Immigration Bill: 'Victory for Arizona'



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Thursday, July 11, 2013

VIDEO, "Party Leaders Say GOP House Won't Consider Immigration Bill", Reluctance to help solve the Immigration Quagmire and Conundrum could harm the Republican Party. - Republicans are playing with fire and may get burned - Gerrymandering complicates things

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Another problem for the Republican Party is the Great Gerrymandering of year 2011 as a result of the Republican triumph in the 2010 midterm elections, this redrawing of Districts to favor Republicans will paint them into a corner and backfire in a few years, as Demographies that vote for the Democratic Party grow in other districts where the Democrats will never lose

Gerrymandering is famous for leading to undesired consequences for the parties that practice it in several countries, because they divide the people, produce segmentation that later people resent



Published on Jul 10, 2013
House Republicans met with Speaker John Boehner to discuss immigration reform strategy. GOP leaders indicated they would not take up the Senate-passed measure. Ray Suarez talks to Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, both members of the House Judiciary Committee, about the options under consideration.


Party Leaders Say GOP House Won't Consider Immigration Bill




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Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Book "Manual of the perfect Latin American idiot" by Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, Carlos Alberto Montaner, and Alvaro Vargas Llosa, published in 1996. This was a prophetic book about the History of Latin America and the stupidity of its Communist Currents

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The book was a prophecy of the forthcoming : Violent dictatorship, gross, vulgar, repugnant and in bad taste of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela from year 1999 to the end of 2012. This has been the economic ruin of that country, plagued by food shortages, scarcity, blackouts and energy rationing.

Chavez squandered one million of million dollars in useless projects, thievery, clientelism that is using "pork" to oil elections and gathering votes. Gifts to poor nations that were used to buy their international support.

And the crazy, loquacious, vociferous, vulgarity of the present dictators in Nicaragua, Ecuador and Bolivia

Expropriations, hate against entrepreneurs, capitalists, and productive people.

Stupid "Anti-Imperialism" to deliver their countries to other powers.

The harassment of Chavez and Maduro against Colombia, backing the FARC guerrillas with arms, money and political speech pushed that nation to have closer ties with the USA and to ask for closeness with NATO ( North Atlantic Treaty Organization ).

That is why Colombia has been a participant and actor in the NATO Air War Games in USA 2012 and Canada 2013.

Vicente Duque

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

VIDEO, "Bill Maher Tears Into 'Old White Guy' Scotus Voting Rights Ruling FUNNY!!" - Bill Maher is a sarcastic Great Humorist, but he is very deep in his concepts, and is very realistic and knowledgeable in American Racial History

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I can say that Bill Maher is a Great Intellectual, even if he is a little "imprudent" in Religious Matters. However I always loved when he talked and laughed about Mitt Romney and his Mormon Experience

This comedian Bill Maher is very intelligent, smart, shrewd, acute, pointed, caustic, vitriolic. Bill cuts like a sharpened knife !

 Published on Jun 28, 2013

6/28/2013 - Bill Maher took the Supreme Court to task tonight for overturning a crucial portion of the Voting Rights Act this week. He said that Chief Justice John Roberts' justification was that racism is "not that big a deal anymore," and clearly "pulled [the ruling] out of his ass." But Maher had much harsher words for Antonin Scalia, whom he said is far worse a racist than Paula Deen, and accused the conservative justice of using Fox News talking points in his rulings.


Bill Maher Tears Into 'Old White Guy' Scotus Voting Rights Ruling FUNNY!!

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Immigration Reform looks good for the American Economy and the Republican Party ( to keep strong bipartisanship ) - Good for Foreign Relations - Why it will pass - The Southern Flank of USA and the Military

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The U. S. Economy will have a big prosperity in the next years and there will be a great need of young people for Services, Industries, Agriculture, Finance, Education, etc ...

Those undocumented immigrants will be a generator of prosperity within all those industries and services, don't forget agribusiness, landscaping, gardening, environment care, etc ....

Some sort of Immigration Reform will pass in the U. S. House because of the need of keeping a strong Republican Party for year 2016. - Bipartisanship is good for Democracy and Liberties.


Foreign Relations

Please consider the grave deterioration and degradation in Latin America. - Latin America is the Southern Flank of the USA and there are some demential dictators that threaten Colombia and Panama and their beautiful democracies.

Of course I am not saying that Colombia and Panama are the equal of the USA in Democracy, Liberty, Freedoms and Separation of Powers and their Independence

But they are very superior to their surrounding nations : Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Ecuador. ( The advance of Communism and Dictatorship ! ).

Who will defend Panama and its Canal ??

Who will defend the Southern Caribbean !

Colombia has signed a "Pact of Defense and Cooperation" with NATO and has been training his pilots flying with the Americans and Canadians in Texas, Nevada and Alberta in Canada during years 2012 and 2013

Flying in squadrons with the North Americans is a good start !

Vicente Duque

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