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Moving swiftly, US eases travel and trade rules on Cuba ~ Cuban cigar ban ends in US

Featured Image: Cuba, Holguín Street. CREDIT: Photo Anton Zelenov. SOURCE:Wikipedia Commons. (Public Domain).

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Moving swiftly, US eases travel and trade rules on Cuba

AP By BRADLEY KLAPPER and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN January 16, 2015 9:52 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, following through on its declaration of warming ties with Cuba, has eased travel restrictions and opened a wide range of new export opportunities with the communist island.

The series of executive branch moves, taken together, have had the effect of punching a large hole in America’s half-century-old embargo, although only Congress has the authority to fully end the 54-year embargo. President Barack Obama announced last month that he would soften the restrictions, and a new set of government regulations took effect Friday. . . . Read Complete Report

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Cuban cigar ban ends in US

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the U.S. embargo against Cuba as of Friday, significantly loosening restrictions on American trade and investment.

The new rules also open up the communist island to greater American travel and allow U.S. citizens to start bringing home small amounts of Cuban cigars after more than a half-century ban. . . . Read Complete Report

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US Drone Wars update

Featured Image: Thanx to David Dees.

youtube by Keep The Faith

Published on Nov 14, 2014

A US drone strike kills seven in Yemen. A U-S drone strike kills six in Pakistan. US drone strikes in Afghanistan continues. Does the U-S have legal rights or mandate to conduct these strikes? A US govt. spokesperson has said that the U-S drone war could last forever. In this edition of the debate, we’ll discuss US’s drone wars, many aspects of which are shrouded in secrecy, and why does it continue only in Muslim countries. And when it comes to Afghanistan, we’ll ask our guests why it continues in that country when the US had stated it would end that war this year.

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Is the US using propaganda on its own citizens?

youtube by Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know – HowStuffWorks

Published on Oct 18, 2014

Learn more about how the Smith-Mundt act, designed to prevent domestic propaganda, became law — and what happened to it afterward.

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US government surrenders control of (ICANN) INTERNET – Fox News

Featured image: Ultimate plan for the free flow of Information over the internet. CREDIT: Thanx to David Dees.

From youtube (CNN) by  ErichoComm

Published on Mar 21, 2014

Eric Yaverbaum speaks with anchor Adam Housley about the motivations behind the decision to relinquish power over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers on March 20, 2014.

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Quarter of Americans want their state to secede from US

Featured Image: Upside-down flag = America in distress.

youtube by RT America

Published on Sep 19, 2014

Nearly one-quarter of US residents would consider their state seceding from the US, according to a new poll from Reuters and Ipsos. Asked about how they view the idea of forming an independent country, 23.9 percent of respondents either strongly or generally supported the move, but 53 percent strongly oppose any such action. Among supporters, Obamacare, foreign policy and political gridlock were frequently cited. RT’s Ameera David has more on the surprising numbers.

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A Little Hidden History: Rick Osmon on “Expanded Perspectives”

A Little Hidden History: Rick Osmon on “Expanded Perspectives”

 

A recent podcast about hidden history and some hypothesis regarding precolumbian transatlantic commerce and colonization. Rick Osmon appeared on “Expanded Perspectives” to discuss his research into who might have left behind various ancient works in North America (and a few other places). Also, why is such research so controversial?

Is there a deeply rooted and concerted effort to suppress some evidence of ancient colonization from the Old World in North America? Is the US following suit of previous regimes to hide something that would impact the “legal status” of US sovereignty? Some of the sites were ideal terrain for military emplacements and were described as such by 18th and 19th antiquarians, but today’s crop of anthropologists and archaeologists totally ignore the militant aspects in favor of “ceremonial” descriptions. Is there some secret they simply can’t afford to let loose?

US negotiated with Mexican drug cartels without Mexican gov. knowledge

From youtube uploaded by RT America

Published on Jan 14, 2014

Drug Enforcement Administration agents and Justice Department officials met in secret over 50 times with members of a Mexican drug cartel, according to an investigative report by a Mexican news agency. . . . from description published with video.

 

US, Cuba to hold migration talks in Havana

From Westport (CT) News  By PETER ORSI, Associated Press Updated 3:56 pm, Wednesday, January 8, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban and U.S. representatives are set to meet in Havana for a new round of restarted migration talks on Thursday, a signal of the longtime Cold War foes’ recent willingness to engage in areas of mutual interest but unlikely to be a harbinger of a major thaw in relations. . . . Read Complete Report

Pincus: Snowden still has a ‘road map’ of information for US adversaries

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From Anchorage (AK) Daily News BY WALTER PINCUS December 22, 2013

WASHINGTON — We’ve yet to see the full impact of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s unauthorized downloading of highly classified intelligence documents.

Among the roughly 1.7 million documents he walked away with — the vast majority of which have not been made public — are highly sensitive, specific intelligence reports, as well as current and historic requirements the White House has given the agency to guide its collection activities, according to a senior government official with knowledge of the situation.

The latter category involves about 2,000 unique taskings that can run to 20 pages each and give reasons for selective targeting to NSA collectors and analysts. These orders alone may run 31,500 pages. . . . Read Complete Report

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Cuba Libre Update: Historic US flight to Cuba lands in Havana

From The Nation By   Tuesday, 31 December 2013 08:06

The first commercial passenger flight from Key West to Cuba in more than 50 years has landed in Havana, capping several years of efforts to reunite the two islands, though regular air service still appeared a distant prospect.

US Customs and Border Protection gave the final approval for the flight on Monday morning, and the nine-passenger aircraft departed 90 minutes later at 10am, Key West International Airport director Peter Horton said. . . . Read Complete Report

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