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Cubanazos, established to provide nationwide U.S. news and political issues affecting the island of Cuba. We sincerely hope you enjoy the Cubanazos.com website and by all means post your comments/opinions by using the comments option below each post.

Artie Ayala & Omar "El Bombero" Fernandez



November 14, 2012

Amaury Gutierrez Nominated for "Invisible" at the Latin Grammy Tomorrow

Amaury Gutierrez is Nominated for a Latin Grammy again this year so be sure to catch him tomorrow. The channel information can be found below.  I shot this video at Hoy como Ayer located on SW 8th Street in Miami, Florida. The video is a little shakey since I didn't have a tripod when I shot the video but it still shows off his talent. For those of you who aren't familiar with Amaury Gutierrez, he is a Cuban composer and singer born on September 9th, 1963. He's been in the U.S. now for close to 9 years after leaving cuba via Spain where he spent 11 years. His first album Amaury Gutiérrez (1999) was nominated for a Latin Grammy and sold more than 600 thousand copies. He received the breakthrough artist award of the year by Premio Onda in Spain in 2000. He has supported the dissident movement Yo No Coopero Con La Dictadura (English:  I Do Not Cooperate with the Dictatorship). We'll be watching him closely tomorrow and hoping he takes home the Grammy for Best Song of the Year (Invisible) !

The Biggest Night in Latin Music, the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® telecast, is set for Nov. 15 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center and will be broadcast live on the Univision Network (www.univision.com) from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). 

For updates and breaking news, please visit The Latin Recording Academy's website and its social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/latingrammys, www.facebook.com/latingrammys


November 4, 2012

We Will Win This !!!!




VOTE FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY !

November 3, 2012

Mitt Romney: HIS CLOSING ARGUMENT

IF YOU DON'T WATCH ANY OTHER VIDEO...WATCH THIS ONE !!!!

This Tuesday is a moment to look into the future and imagine what we can do. This is much more than our moment. It is America's moment of renewal and purpose and optimism.

As president, I won't just represent one party, I'll represent one 
nation. I'll try to show the best of America, at a time when only our best will do.

I hope you will take a moment to listen to my closing argument.

President Obama promised change, but he could not deliver it. I promise change, and I have a record of achieving it. This is why I am running for president. I know how to change the course the nation is on, how to get us to a balanced budget and how to build jobs and rising take-home pay. Accomplishing real change is not something I just talk about--it is something I have done. And it is what will do when I am President of the United States.

If you believe we can do better, if you believe America should be on a better course, if you are tired of being tired, then I ask you to vote for real change. Paul Ryan and I will bring real change to America, from Day One.

November 2, 2012

Romney Leading in Early Voting

The Republican Party reported this morning at 8:58 a.m that despite what the Obama campaign wants you to believe, early voting results show President Obama doesn't have an advantage over Governor Romney. In fact, Mitt currently leads Barack Obama 52% to 45% among voters who have already cast their ballots.

October 24, 2012

New Facebook Page !

We'd like, if you have a facebook account to please visit our new facebook page entitled "Its Just Politics Baby" and hit the like button...In order for our facebook page to be official and get the visibility it deserves we need at least 30 likes. Please visit the page now and hit the "Like" button.

Thank You !
-Artie Ayala-

October 22, 2012

The Ballot Box, The Stretcher by Yoani Sanchez

Posted By Yoani Sánchez On 22 Octubre 2012 @ 02:24 


Tiles on the walls, a screen covered in green fabric and a metal table where they usually place syringes and cotton. This was the cubicle where I voted this morning to elect a delegate to the Municipal Assembly of People’s Power. Located inside a doctor’s office that was turned into a polling place this Sunday for the residents of the area. “Prescient” I thought of nothing but being alone with my ballot next to the large sink where they wash hospital implements. “Prescient” because my country is in a “coma” of indifference and apathy, and is going to need a profound revival – almost a defibrillation – for citizens to have real decision making power. Thirty-six years since its creation the current electoral system has not convinced us, not even once, that it represents the people against the power, rather we have become accustomed to the exact opposite.




So between the smell of formaldehyde and the hint of a stretcher, I annulled my ballot. After years of abstaining I decided to participate this time in an election that will change absolutely nothing. None of the delegates ratified at the polls could influence even the most pressing issues of our reality. Nor do we know how they think about our huge everyday problems, because the election law only allows them to submit their biography and their photo. So today in my neighborhood we were invited to choose between two faces, between two names, between two resumes… For this reason several neighbors and friends – knowing the futility of filling out a ballot – chose to abstain. But I wanted to satisfy my curiosity, to re-experience the senselessness of a paper that decides nothing, nothing changes, nothing moves forward.


First I wrote the letter “D.” Enormous, like a voiceless scream, I sketched that initial of a long-sought concept: “democracy.” And I did it in the midst of a clinical setting that fit metaphorically with my gesture of annulment, with the urgent intervention that the ranks of the People’s Power demand in this country. A deep surgery, an extensive extirpation of the meekness of the National Assembly, an electroshock of freedom to stop the parliamentarians from unanimously approving and applauding all the time. We will need to resurrect, to be reborn as a society, and to begin to behave like one



Article printed from Generation Y: http://www.desdecuba.com/generationy

October 21, 2012

Music and Dance of Cuba Salsa, Timba, Casino, Rueda!

A Good Sunday Laugh - Courtesy of the Cuban Goverment !

50 años de Operación `Peter Pan´ Cuba: secuestro de 14.000 niños-as por Iglesia Católica y CIA


Ha Ha Ha ...Thanks for the Good Laugh !!!!!

Cuban economy to undergo changes


11:37AM EDT October 21. 2012 -


HAVANA (AP) — Cuba seems to be betting that its decision to allow most of its citizens to travel abroad freely will be as good for its economy as it is for its public relations.
The announcement comes as the communist island nation carries out a cautious, limited free market experiment to reform Cuba's inefficient economy, which includes a plan to fire 1 million state workers and allow more entrepreneurship.
Cuba's leaders seem confident that lifting exit visa requirements will not produce an embarrassing exodus. Instead, experts say, a controlled migration might ease the pain of its economic overhaul by providing an outlet for the anticipated surge in unemployed workers and an investment in human capital if Cubans return home with experience in market economies. {More}

October 20, 2012

Amaury Gutierrez - No Existe

Yo Me Voy De Cuba !

My Father-in-Law, Juan Mejias, has written several songs and poems about Cuba. I though it would be a good idea to post it here and give everyone who visits Cubanazos an opportunity to read this particular one. Having lived in Miami most of his life although being a native of  Puerto Rico, he understands the Cuban dilemma.  What follows is his recently written song..... Please, feel free to comment !


"Yo Me Voy De Cuba"


Yo me de voy Cuba, para el extranjero
No importa si acaso en el viaje muero
Yo me voy señores, aqui no me quedo
Porque el comunismo solo infunde miedo


Tan pronto yo pueda me ire de mi pueblo
Me ire a otras tierras a buscar mi sueño
Buscare una balsa, me ire de balsero
Porque ya en mi patria, yo vivir no puedo

Se que no es muy facil dejar a la islita
pero es que el momento asi lo amedita
Me ire con el alma llena de tristeza
por dejar mi patria y a mi familita

Lejos de mi tierra luchare ferviente
Unido a la causa con toda mi gente
Con buenas acciones yo dare mi ejemplo
Con la frente en alto, y adelante siempre

_____________________________________________

If your interested in using this content for any musical 
or other purposes contact us at info@cubanazos.com




 Copyright © 2012 Juan Mejias - Unauthorized use is a violation of applicable copyright laws. No part of the lyrics published above may be reproduced, stored or transmitted by any means without the full and unreserved acceptance of Juan Mejias.




  

Romney 50%, Obama 46% Among Likely Voters







Gallup Presidential Election Trial Heat Results: Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney

Gallup Presidential Election Trial Heat Results: Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney

Enrique Martinez Celaya's The Tower of Snow - Operation Pedro Pan

A large-scale bronze sculpture created by distinguished Cuban-born artist Enrique Martínez Celaya, The Tower of Snow honors the 50th anniversary of Operation Pedro Pan, which brought thousands of Cuban children, without their parents, to the United States in pursuit of freedom and stability.

“For years, feelings of displacement and foreignness had seemed specific to my experience, then I began to read about the ‘Operación Pedro Pan’ and I found my story in many of their accounts. This recognition brought along a new sense of belonging to a group larger than myself, a group whose longing did not fit in any one heart,” said Martinez Celaya.

The Tower of Snow placed in a small park across from the Freedom Tower will face the port of Miami, where it will remind all of the struggles of past generations and will welcome the new, younger generations full of hope and optimism.




According to Martínez Celaya, who left his native Cuba as a child, the work is about his own experience of exile, but also about Operation Peter Pan, when more than 14,000 Cuban children were sent to the US between 1960 and 1962 by parents who feared the Cuban government would take away their right to decide how their children should be educated. 

“It’s about the anguish of those children,” Martínez Celaya says. “I wanted to memorialise that event.”

The Freedom Tower, a historic 1925 building that once housed the offices of the Miami News & Metropolis it also served as a center for Cuban political refugees that were coming from the island when Castro regime came into power, thus the name The Freedom Tower.



October 19, 2012

Cubanazos now on Facebook !

We have now created a page on Facebook for our Cubanazos.com fans, please take a moment to click on the link below to visit the page then, once there click on "Like" button.

Thank You !
-Artie Ayala- 

October 18, 2012

The Greatest Cuban Comedian of All-Time.



Guillermo Álvarez Guedes (born in 1928) is a Cuban businessman, writer and comedian. He is better known across Latin America as Alvarez Guedes.

Álvarez Guedes is a fervent anti-Castro demonstrator, using every means within his reach to express his political views.

During the early 1960s, he was forced into exile at Miami, Florida. He and his brother helped create Gema Records there. Gema Records was the first company to help launch the international careers of "El Gran Combo", a Puerto Rican Salsa music group. A friendship united Álvarez Guedes with the orchestra's director, Rafael Ithier.

During the 1970s and 1980s, Álvarez Guedes dedicated himself to recording comedy albums and writing comedy books. He routinely expressed his desire for Cuba to return to the way it used to be; such was the occasion when he made one of his famous jokes, involving a TWA flight he supposedly took between Havana and Miami. That route was actually flown by TWA, Pan Am and Cubana before Castro took over.

Álvarez Guedes has written over 20 books, and his albums, alongside with television presentations and Stand up comedy appearances have made him one of the most well liked entertainers, both among the Hispanic public and fellow entertainers alike.




October 15, 2012

Cuban Singer/Composer Amaury Gutierez in Concert




Visit his facebook page and hear his music at...

Translated with Google Translate

Amaury Gutiérrez Brufau , better known as Amaury Gutiérrez, was born on September 9, 1963, at the San Antonio de las Vueltas, municipality Camajuaní, Villa Clara province, Cuba.

In 1979, at the age of 15, he began as an Instructor at the School of Art in Santa Clara, Villa Clara. During this stage students, at 17 years old, he begins to write the words and music of his first songs on the guitar. He joins three other students, Alejandro Sequeda, Nelson Bermudez, and "El Grillo" and accelerates learning his guitar techniques and voice practice, and with the poet Frank Abel Dopico perfects his gift of songwriting. During this process of musical education, he formed a duet with Alejandro Sequeda, and both were the vocalists of the school band "Onix Rumba," which won the Contest of the Cuban Television everybody sings. During those four years at the School of Art Instructors, he took classes in Art History, Literature, Music, Piano, Guitar, Vocal Technique, Harmony and Solfege, he developed his solid musical education, graduating in 1983, in Choral , at the age of 19.



Immeadiately after graduation, he spend six years in the rural, mountainous area of el 

Escambray, in the Municipality Manicaragua, Villa Clara Province serving three years of 

Social Service and another 3 years as Director of Municipal Choir and voice teacher for 

children and adults. During this stage, in September 1986, he traveled to the City of Santa

Clara, on the weekends to be part of the "Penalty Troubadours" at the Museum of History, 

along with songwriters and Carlos Gutierrez July fouler.



In 1989, Amaury moved for a year to the City of Santa Clara and began working professionally as a singer in the group "Traditional Trova", and in November of that year, he met the famous Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, in Jazz Festival in Santa Clara, who recommends singing for the prestigious musical group "Afrocuba" and in the summer of 1990 he moved to Havana as a vocalist of this important group, with whom he worked for two years and made his first international tour to Venezuela and Mexico. It was at this stage he began to let his hair long as part of the image that has been identified to date.


In the summer of 1992 he left the band "Afrocuba", and enrolled with the Orchestra "La Ley" singing genres like Salsa and Sones Cubanos. With this group traveled to Mexico on February 14, 1993, and never returned to Cuba. Mexico became his second homeland, which was nationalized, and lives for nearly 11 years until December 24, 2003, at the age of 40, who moves to the city of Miami in the United States. Permanence a year working with the Orchestra "The Law" in various Mexican cities, and in 1994, at age 30, began as a singer in another group called Son Cubano "Kike and Ache", which only works with a few months until it resumes his career as a songwriter and start having a great acceptance among the public of the Mexican capital, singing their own songs to guitar.


The 31-year-old joins Cuban songwriters David Torrens, Pancho Céspedes, and Raul del Sol, and start writing songs again, and singing in nightclubs major DF, Mexico, and The Candlestick, The Devil , El Hijo del Cuervo, Bolivar 12, and intimates. During this stage know Jesus Lopez, Chairman of the label Universal Music Mexico, which has been signed since December 1997 to the present, and has produced 5 albums: Amaury Gutiérrez (1999), Stones and Flowers (2000), Alma New (2002 album was titled after also in 2004 caught it your name), Musicians and Poets (2006, which was a special edition with Ricardo Montaner compilatoria), Pieces of Me (2006), and Intimate Sessions (2010 ).


At 35 years old, Amaury Gutierrez his first album, recorded in the summer of 1998, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, wins world with 3 songs I know that's a lie, forgive all, and the Soul is beyond me, and is Nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist, and also in 2000, this makes it hard to get in Spain Wave Award for Breakthrough Artist.

From this moment for 15 years many internationally renowned artists begin to sing their songs as David Bisbal, Luis Fonsi, Pancho Céspedes, Manuel Mijares, Luis Enrique, Gilberto Santarosa, Paloma San Basilio, among many others, and gets 3 Latin Grammy Nominations more, (album Pieces of Me, Nominated for Best Singer-Songwriter Album at the Latin Grammy 2005 Song Nothing is forever disc Luis Fonsi, Nominated for Best Song of the Year at the Grammy Latino 2006, and the album Intimate Sessions, Nominated for Best Singer-Songwriter Album at the Latin Grammy 2011), and also obtained in 2001, 2006 and 2010, four ASCAP Awards, and one of them, Gold Record for Special Sales.

In 2011, further consolidated his career as a songwriter in the world, and its intimate Sessions album gets its first Latin Grammy for Best Singer-Songwriter Album, with great success in his promotional tour in 2012 in Europe, U.S., Latin America, and Central America.


Discography:

Amaury Gutiérrez (1999),
Stones and Flowers (2000),
New Soul (2002, 2004 and titled in your name caught it),
Musicians and Poets (2006 Special Edition with Ricardo Montaner Compilatoria)
Pieces of Me (2006),
Intimate Sessions (2010).

PRIZES AND AWARDS:

2000 Latin Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, Album Amaury Gutierrez.
2000 Wave Award, Spain, New Artist, Album Amaury Gutierrez.
2001 ASCAP Award, Song Swirl, Category Salsa.
2005 Latin Grammy Nominated for Best Singer-Songwriter Album, album Pieces of Me.
2006 Latin Grammy Nomination Best Song of the Year, Song For Nothing Disco Luis Fonsi.
2006 ASCAP Award, Song For Nothing, Category Pop Ballad
2006 ASCAP Award, a Love Song Night, Tropical category.
2010 ASCAP Award, Song be happy again, Tropical category.
2010 ASCAP Award, Gold Record for Special Sales, Bogota, Colombia, album Amaury Gutierrez.
2011 Latin Grammy Nominated for Best Singer-Songwriter Album, Album Sessions intimate.
2011 Latin Grammy Award for Best Singer-Songwriter Album, Album Sessions intimate.

October 14, 2012

Search the Miami Herald's Freedom Flights Database

The Freedom Flights represent the largest and longest resettlement program of political refugees ever sponsored by the U.S. government , offering an escape from Fidel Castro's Cuba to 265,000 people. This is an effort for people who were on the Freedom Flights to find their names, as well as their families, complete their records, and reconnect over the memory. This is the only public record of the Freedom Flights at this time.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2008/12/10/807685/search-the-freedom-flights-database.html#storylink=cpy


If you came to the United States from Cuba on the Freedom Flights during the period of 1965 to1973 you can search yourself on the Miami Herald's Freedom Flights Database...Click Here

OPINIÓN DE ANDY BERGEN SOBRE "LOS CUBANOS"


This comes to me from my best friend Joe Ruiz who currently lives in Tampa, Florida
It's worthy of the time it takes to read so, read on !

NOSOTROS LOS CUBANOS



Translated by Google Translate

Opinion by Andy Bergen on The Cubans

American Andy Bergen...Reflection on Genetic Project Called..."Cubans"


Cuban's first sin was excessive appreciation of the standard of living and progress.

The second sin was that before 1959 the currency was worth more than the dollar.

                      
The third sin was to give music to the world ...

But the worst sin of Cubans was lifting a city of what was a swamp in Florida to make it the U.S. port to the Americas and a must in global tourism. Whoever denied this sin to the industrious Cuban is wandering or is complexed.


So Cubans are bad, very good or just regular?


Jesus Christ gave a guideline for human behavior when he said:

"By their works ye shall know them." So you are in Miami a ruler to measure the Cubans.
I am not of Cuban descent. Nor do I believe that the Cubans are, as true Cubans were the Tainos, the Ciboney and beautiful Guanajatabey that populated the island, but were exterminated by those who then gave birth to the new Cuban people.

I think the term "Cuban" has been as a title of nobility. You can not even say that Cuba is a race. The Cuban people have everything: white Europeans,

blacks, mulattos and even Asians
In my view, the Cuban is not only a well-conceived genetic project in a place called Cuba. I really believe that Cuba is unlike any other American. Maybe it's geographical position or Euro-African heritage that makes them so special.
                        
Cubans speak loudly, gesticulating with his hands, are arrogant and laugh at everyone, but also about themselves and their misfortunes. Take your pain and your joy art go true zarzuelas.

The Cuban is usually not racist, but it is classist. "The good thing about Miami is that here all waters catch their level"

I once told a friend referring to Cuban social castes, supposedly eliminated in Cuba for the mob to mix with the upper and educated. However, Cuba freed the black long before black Americans were free. In Cuba were never called afrocubanos but simply Cubans. The black of Cuba is as Cuban as white or mestizo.
        
However, the Cubans, especially those in Miami, are one of the most vilipendeados peoples in the world. I sincerely believe that there is a lot of envy in these reviews. Bothers her extraordinary success, five congressmen in the U.S. Congress, its enormous economic power, political influence, their eagerness to work and progress, in Miami imposing their language and customs, and more.
       
The Cuban ingenuity and hard work can never escape his fate. You always have beside brother Cain Cain and friend to all those races and ethnicities that do not support the success of others and want to crush the winners.
            
I lived in Miami in the 60s, when Cubans began arriving in large numbers. They had nothing, only a great pride and immense pain of having to leave behind his beautiful island. I soon realized that these people had not come to America in search of a meal. Cored settlers came in search of progress and freedom of ideas and expression, and conquered the land, and then lift the great cosmopolitan city that is today's Miami.
              
What had become of the island of Cuba to its people if he had not been truncated creativity and entrepreneurship?
It would probably be the real "pearl of the Antilles" envy of Latin America and in many villages.
            
Cubans are comparable to the Jewish community in the United States and Italy, who rose triumphant after years of vicissitudes.
       
What would happen if one day Miami Cubans leave?
No other people achieve impart both flavor and joy to Miami.
So I like both the lyrics of the song by Cuban singer Marisela Verena ... We Cubans and the rest of humanity ........
            
Andy Bergen
http://elvigiadecuba.blogspot.com
            
A proud American who admires the Cubans!

September 17, 2012

TV Martí Noticias — Madre cubana suplica ayuda

PETITION: cuban mother who resides in miami florida, is begging inmigration service to expedite the process to bring her two daughters who are residing in Siria in a middle of a war situation September 8 • Started by Haymel De La Vega • Invite Friends To: USA INMIGRATION SERVICE To INS This is to request to expedite the petition filed by surelis martinez , to have her two minor daughters reunited in the usa with her Bertha Maria Toma Halabi Martinez and Suzan toma Halabi Martinez are the name of the minors who are residing in siria along with their father Siria is in a mdiddle of a war situation right now and they are bombs everywhere. they are not allow to go to school or go outside their home. the mother can not even get in touch with them most of the time. the girls are cuban citizens and the parents as well. please expediate this petition and save the two minors from the war, and the bombs.

 

August 18, 2012

Wazzup in L.A.

A new cuban show is coming to TV but only if you help make it happen, they need your help. 


TAKE A MOMENT TO WATCH THE VIDEOS
To Make A Donation Click Here !

They have 21 days from today to make their dream come true, make a donation to help this show become a reality. You can donate as little as $1all donations will help  Visit their website here !

Manolito is an aspiring actor who decides to pursue his dream by coming out to Hollywood. His entire family supports him and decide to move to Los Angeles along with him. It's not going to be easy for Manolito. Giving up is not an option. Follow his Journey in Season 1 on Wassup en LA?




July 24, 2012

Discover Miami Travel Guide

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July 12, 2012

The U.N. is coming for your guns

The United Nations is deliberating over a treaty that will place comprehensive limits on the international weapons trade. The language of the draft agreement is so expansive it wouldn’t take an Obama-appointed judge very long to extend the treaty to cover the domestic firearms market as well. If American jurists continue to be enamored by the popular trend to consider international precedence when making U.S. rulings, you can kiss the Second Amendment goodbye. This week, the U.N. General Assembly began formal discussion of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which seeks to establish “common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms.” The scope of the proposed treaty is vast. It covers tanks, military vehicles, aircraft (including drones), ships, submarines, missiles and ammunition. It seeks to regulate arms import, export, transfer, brokering, manufacture under foreign license and technology transfer. The proposed global regulation instructs countries to “take the necessary legislative and administrative measures, to adapt, as necessary, national laws and regulations to implement the obligations of this treaty.” The George W. Bush administration opposed the treaty when it was first proposed in 2006. However, the Obama administration is giving it high-level support. This has generated legitimate alarm on Capitol Hill. Last week, more than 125 members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton registering strong objections about the treaty language being drafted, which they say is “likely to pose significant threats to our national security, foreign policy and economic interests as well as our constitutional rights.” In particular, the members are concerned about an international arms treaty that infringes on “the fundamental, individual right to keep and to bear arms that is protected by the Second Amendment, as well as the right of personal self-defense on which the Second Amendment is based.” They conclude that the ATT “should not cover small arms, light weapons or related material such as firearms ammunitions.” Arms Trade Treaty backers argue that because the treaty will only regulate international trade, it poses no threat to individual gun rights. That propaganda aside, defenders of the Second Amendment are right to be suspicious. The recent Obamacare debate over the Constitution’s Commerce Clause highlighted that goods and services need not actually cross state lines to be considered “interstate.” Successive Supreme Court rulings have extended the term to any commerce that even indirectly affects interstate markets - which in practice means all commerce. A ratified treaty, with constitutional authority, could be interpreted in a way that any weapon made with foreign components - or that might some day be exported, or that affects the overall arms market - could be said to be part of “international” trade. There are also concerns that the ATT would be so broad, vague and poorly defined that it could be used as a political tool to obstruct otherwise licit U.S. arms sales and transfers to countries like Israel and the Republic of China (Taiwan). Some backers want the treaty to contain language regarding human rights, international humanitarian law and “sustainable development” that could be applied in ways that frustrate U.S. global strategy and oppose U.S. national interests. The final draft won’t be ready for a vote for several weeks, but even if radical changes are made to it, U.N. gun control is a misfire for America. The Washington Times

July 11, 2012

July 4, 2012

Thank You Soldier !

We would'nt be celebrating the 4th of July today if it weren't for you...Thank You !






June 29, 2012

Why Grandpa carries a gun

PEOPLE ASK WHY?
Why Carry a Gun?
My old grandpa said to me 'Son, there comes a time in every man's life when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps and usually it's when he becomes too old to take a butt whoopin.'
I don't carry a gun to kill people.
I carry a gun to keep from being killed.
I don't carry a gun to scare people.
I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.
I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid.
I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.
I don't carry a gun because I'm evil.
I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.
I don't carry a gun because I hate the government.
I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.
I don't carry a gun because I'm angry.
I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.
I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone.
I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.
I don't carry a gun because I'm a cowboy.
I carry a gun because, when I die and go to heaven, I want to be a cowboy.
I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man.
I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.
I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate.
I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.
I don't carry a gun because I love it.
I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.
Police protection is an oxymoron.
Free citizens must protect themselves.
Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.
I carry a gun because God gave me the Right to do so; it is inalienable.

Supreme Court upheld Obamacare



6/28/2012

Today, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. But regardless of what the Court said about the constitutionality of the law, Obamacare is bad medicine, it is bad policy, and when I’m President, the bad news of Obamacare will be over.

It was always a liberal pipedream that a 2,700 page, multi-trillion-dollar Federal Government takeover of our health care system actually could address the very serious problems we face with health care. With Obamacare fully installed, government will reach fully half of the economy — that is the recipe for a struggling economy and declining prosperity.

On Day One, I will work to repeal Obamacare to stop the government’s takeover of our health care and intrusion in our lives. I will push for real reform to our health care system that focuses on helping patients and protecting taxpayers.

We cannot afford Barack Obama’s on-the-job learning, Big Government proposals, and irresponsible spending. Our basic liberties are at stake — and I will fight to restore our freedoms, renew the respect for our Constitution, and halt the government takeover of health care.

This November it’s all on the line. The stakes couldn’t be higher.

Thanks,

Mitt Romney

June 25, 2012

A Very Good Old Friend Asked Me To Post !

They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.

We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam .. We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America ; we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner , America , and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.

Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us.. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies."

You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Kool-Aid.' Now you're paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom.

This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

Well, don't worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 we're going to the polls by the millions.
This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to "We the People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Grey-Haired Brigade."

Footnote: This is spot on. I am another Gray-Haired Geezer signing on. I will circulate this to other Gray-Haired Geezers all over this once great county.

Can you feel the ground shaking??? It's not an earthquake, it is a STAMPEDE.

"For You"



  My favorite song from the movie "Act of Valor"
"For You"
Keith Urban 


All I saw was smoke and fire
I didn’t feel a thing
But suddenly I was rising higher
And I felt like I just made
The biggest mistake
When I thought about my unborn child
When I thought about my wife
And the answer rang out clear
From somewhere up above
No greater gift has man
Than to lay down his life for love

And I wonder, would I give my life
Could I make that sacrifice
If it came down to it
Could I take the bullet, I would
Yes I would, for you

Maybe you don’t understand
I don’t understand it all myself
But there’s a brother on my left and another on my right
And in his pocket just like mine
He’s got a photograph
And they’re waiting for him back home
It’s weighing on my mind
I’m not trying to be a hero
I don’t wanna die
But right now in this moment, you don’t think twice

I wonder, would I give my life
Could I make that sacrifice
If it came down to it
Could I take the bullet, I would
Yes I would

You don’t think about right
You don’t think about wrong
You just do what you gotta do, to defend your own
I’d do the same
For you
Yes I would

I would give my life
I would make that sacrifice
Cause if it came down to it
Could I take a bullet
For you
Yes I would

I’d do it for you

June 19, 2012

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June 15, 2012

June 5, 2012

Palo - Afro Cuban Funk

If you're not yet familiar with Palo the Afro Cuban Funk band from Miami take a moment to visit the link below then look for their schedule on the site and take the time to go see them live, you won't reget it...Trust Me !


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May 31, 2012

May 28, 2012

Get the Gear !





Memorial Day 2012


STOP

Stop the cookout, party, and shopping spree
To remember those who were brave enough to keep America free.
Stop to remember the ones who took the battlefield with pride.
And never forget the reasons for which they have died.
Reasons of patriotism, sacrifice, and love for country that ring so true.
Stop and be thankful they gave up their lives for you.
Memorial Day 2012



May 20, 2012

Mobile Web - The Next Wave of the Future


As some of you might already know,  I've been in the web services industry for approximately 15 years now.

I recently started doing some research and found that mobile websites are the new wave of the future. The use of Smart Phones is growing in hugh numbers. I've started a new business which is a division of my existing company, Omni Media Group. This new division of Omni is called "Go Mobile Nationwide" and can be found on the web at www.gomobilenationwide.com .

If you already have a website for your business, take a moment to read the information that I've provide on the "Go Mobile Nationwide" site.  I'm sure you'll find that the information is extremely interesting, especially if you're not yet aware of this mobile movement that's currently taking place. Believe me, the next big wave of the future is without a doubt mobile. 


Mobile users are currently outnumbering PC users, 4 to 1  !

If you're business currently does not have a mobile site, you're loosing a great deal of business and opportunity on the mobile market.

Have you taken a look at your website on a smart phone lately? Websites made for laptops and desktops simply don’t work on mobile phones such as the iPhone, iPad, Android phones, and other similar smart phones and tablets. Mobile users are looking for information on services and products while on the go. A custom mobile website is extremely easy to navigate, making use of the small screen, and delivers only the information your customers want. Give me a call at 305-909-2083 and I will personally help you get started in your mobile venture.

I am currently offering FREE mobile web hosting for the 1st year and during these economically challenging times every little bit helps...Let me help you, call me today and mention that you saw this article on Cubanazos.com

By the way be sure to watch the video on the site, it will give you a good insight on the Mobile Movement that's taking place right now,

See You There !
-Artie Ayala-

www.gomobilenationwide.com

March 17, 2012



This I received from my friend, Alejandro, of the San Carlos Institute in Key West.
Omar


No entiendo porque huyen de una isla con todas las comodidades que hay según alegan los dirigentes del Partido comunista de Cuba.Ellos dicen que Cuba es un Paraíso, pero las personas se escapan en cualquier cosa que flote. Que raro que no lo disfruten.

Rafael M. Estévez
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Tras casi 24 horas en bote, 13 cubanos alcanzan la libertad
Por Julio C. Zangroniz.
MARZO 15, 2012

GARDEN KEY, Florida — Un grupo de 13 cubanos, que incluía a 10 hombres y tres mujeres, todos muy cansados pero muy alegres, llegó el viernes 2 de marzo a este pequeño y remoto islote estadounidense, ubicado a unas 70 millas al oeste de
Cayo Hueso.

El arribo de los refugiados en busca de libertad, a eso de las 8:15 de la noche, estando ya todo completamente oscuro, no fue un evento para nada subrepticio.

Los primeros gritos de los que se bajaban del bote, llegados a oídos de un campista a menos de 100 metros de la playa, dejaron sin duda el hecho de que el grupo consistía de cubanos que ansiaban ser libres.

"¡Llegamos, asere, llegamos!" gritaba una y otra vez uno de los hombres. Otro le respondía: "¡Estamos en la Yuma!" Pero no fue hasta unos pocos minutos después, cuando los saludó otro compatriota –alguien que había salido de Cuba casi exactamente 50 años antes, a través de la Operación Pedro Pan– que les quedó confirmado exactamente dónde estaban.

"Bienvenidos a los Estados Unidos de América," les dijo el individuo, que resultó ser un periodista independiente, con ojos nublados por las lágrimas y las emociones haciéndole difícil el mero hecho de respirar. El hombre se apresuró a aclararles a los refugiados: "No soy un agente de la ley. Solo soy un cubano más, al igual que ustedes, un visitante en este parque. Y quisiera pedirles que se juntaran para tomarles unas fotos y anotar sus nombres, edades y lugares donde vivían en Cuba, para poderles informar a sus familias en Cuba que llegaron sanos y salvos, porque las autoridades aquí no lo van a hacer."

Inmediatamente, el grupo cumplió con la solicitud. Es más, lo hicieron sumamente deseosos.

Posaron mientras algunos de ellos todavía bailaban de júbilo y, después, le rogaron al periodista que les sacara fotos en el pequeño bote que los había traído a tierras de libertad.

En una de las tomas, todos hicieron la señal de "victoria" con sus dedos, como indicio del increíble estado de éxtasis que ellos sentían en ese momento.

La llegada del grupo recibió vítores, aplausos y hasta lágrimas de alegría por parte de unas dos docenas de campistas norteamericanos que en esos momentos se pasaban unos días de asueto en los ocho espacios del parque, a pocos metros del Fuerte Jefferson, en el Cayo Garden, una de las islitas más grandes de la cadena conocida como Dry Tortugas.

Algunos de los norteamericanos observaron que ellos nunca antes habían visto a cubano alguno, mientras que tanto ellos como los recién llegados reían y daban brincos de alegría.

Otros de los residentes trajeron botellas de agua, un líquido preciocísimo en el inhóspito y requeteseco islote, lo que llevó a uno de ellos a manifestar: "Es en momentos como éste en que me siento más orgulloso de ser un ciudadano norteamericano."

Estos son los recién llegados:

February 14, 2012

My Son's Trip To Cuba

17 students, myself included, and 3 professors from the University of Tampa took a trip spanning the island of Cuba; from Santiago de Cuba in the east all the way to La Habana in the west we traveled, visiting 5 other cities along the way. This 10 day journey was the best experience I've ever had...and this is our story.

Enjoy, and gracias!


Christian

Revolutionary Cuba from Christian Fernandez on Vimeo.