Según el ministro de Defensa de Colombia, Juan Carlos Pinzón el Frente 59 de las FARC “tiene allí probablemente su área base” desde “hace bastante” tiempo.
- Colombia: FARC attack kills at least 12 soldiers (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- To Aid in Search of Rebels, Venezuela and Colombia Militarize Shared Border (hispanicallyspeakingnews.com)
- Rebel attack kills 12 soldiers in Colombia (stripes.com)
Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has died aged 62 after a lengthy battle with cancer. The announcement was made by his family with “great sadness”.
Un mesonero en Venezuela que es anti-comunista le toca atender a un
cubano revolucionario, uno de los muchos que últimamente están en
El castrista se sienta y grita:’¡Camarero! ¡¡Camarero…!!’
El mesonero contesta: -’Disculpe, aquí en Venezuela no se le llama
camarero, se le llama mesonero.’
‘Está bien, discúlpame mesonero, ¿me puedes traer una gaseosa?’
-’Aquí en Venezuela no se le llama gaseosa, se le llama refresco.’
‘Bien…Tráeme un refresco y un bocadillo de jamón.’
‘Aquí no hacemos bocadillos; hacemos sándwiches.’
El castrista, ya encabronado le pregunta: ‘Discúlpame mesonero, y…
¿cómo se les llama aquí a los hijos de puta?’
-’No se les llama señor……… ¡Vienen solitos por Cubana de Aviación!’
40 miles of car-free streets with 32,000 other cyclists in the greatest city on Earth!
Car-free streets? Not quite as advertised. We were detained at 130 Street in Harlem because this street was not closed to traffic.
Rest areas were adequate but because of the long delays at 130 Street the cyclists were shooed out before having time to eat a banana. The food was just junk food and bananas.
The ride was fine and easy going for most of the ride until it reached the Pulaski Bridge and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. By then most riders did not have the legs to make it over the inclines.
The NYPD did a fantastic job of blocking all the other roads and highways to make this day memorable and safe.
The Festival in Staten Island at Fort Wadsworth was crowded. The lines for more junk food were long. We left before everyone decided to return to Manhattan on the Ferry. Apparently, others thought the same. We waited and waited. That seemed to be the theme of the 2012 Five Boro Tour Ride.
- TD Five Boro Bike Tour Is Great For Riders, Not So Great For Drivers (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Largest Bike Tour in North America Held (theepochtimes.com)
- Bike New York Expo (ibrokemyumbrella.com)
This is adapted from “10½ Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said,” by Charles Wheelan.
8. Performing animals do tricks because their trainers throw them peanuts or small fish for doing so. You should aspire to do better. You will be a friend, a parent, a coach, an employee—and so on. But only in your job will you be explicitly evaluated and rewarded for your performance. Don’t let your life decisions be distorted by the fact that your boss is the only one tossing your peanuts. If you leave a work task undone in order to meet a friend for dinner, then you are “shirking” your work. But it’s also true that if you cancel dinner to finish or work, then you are shirking your friendship. That’s just no how we usually think of it.
9. It’s all borrowed time. You shouldn’t take anything for granted, not even tomorrow.
10. Don’t try to be great. Being great involves luck and other circumstances beyond your control. The less you think about being great, the more likely it is to happen. And if it doesn’t, there is absolutely nothing wrong with being solid.
Good luck and congratulations to all those who are graduating next month. Read the whole list and smile.
- life after school (cheshirekatstudios.wordpress.com)
- New Commencement Address (ayearofintention.wordpress.com)
Twisted Sister and Hornitos are not going to take it with Mariachis.
History of Cinco de Mayo: Battle of Puebla
In 1861 the liberal Mexican Benito Juárez (1806-1872) became president of a country in financial ruin, and he was forced to default on his debts to European governments. In response, France, Britain and Spain sent naval forces to Veracruz to demand reimbursement. Britain and Spain negotiated with Mexico and withdrew, but France, ruled by Napoleon III (1808-1873), decided to use the opportunity to carve a dependent empire out of Mexican territory. Late in 1861, a well-armed French fleet stormed Veracruz, landing a large French force and driving President Juárez and his government into retreat.
Incredibly the Chinese government opened a door by stating the blind dissident could apply for a permit to study abroad. Now an American university has offered a fellowship to this man. He is truly a man in the middle of two powerful nations. One who has the right to pass any laws, including the right to stifle speech and the other who now convicts people for having dangerous minds. I still don’t understand the actions of my meddlesome government. Let the Chinese handle its people as it pleases.
Sent from my dUmb iPad.
The dissident who had escaped from house arrest was escorted by U.S. officials into the hands of the Chinese authorities. That action by U.S. officials seemed almost unbelievable. How do you return an individual who has seeked asylum back to the country that had him under house arrest? The eviction from the U.S. Embassy was allegedly done without coercion.
Now, Mr Guangcheng has changed his mind after talking with his wife.
Claiming of recent threats made against his family, he said he now wants to leave China as soon as possible. “My fervent hope is that it would be possible for me and my family to leave for the U.S. on Hillary Clinton’s plane,” he told the Daily Beast.
Now, what chance do you think he has of being released back to U.S. officials?
I still think the United States of America should not interfere with the laws of foreign nations. Who are we to judge about the rights of a man in China?
Is there a cause these people really want to promote? I would use this day to thank all those corporations who hire people who don’t want to start their own businesses, for offering a way to eke out a living.
- Say hello to the new Flickr Uploadr (cbmilne33.wordpress.com)