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The Importance of Failing Hard and Learning.

Is it possible that the greatest failure of JFK’s presidency saved the world from nuclear apocalypse?

In recent months I’ve been binge-listening to Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcast (check it out… 545 more words

Culture

The Russian Obsession Goes Back Decades

Just consider the accusations that have been leveled at the president:

  1. He has betrayed the Constitution, which he swore to uphold.
  2. He has committed treason by befriending Russia and other enemies of America.
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Crabs invade Cuba’s Bay of Pigs

Sarah Marsh (Reuters) reports on the migration of two prolific species of crabs—Gecarcinus ruricola and Gecarcinus lateralis, neither of which are endemic to Cuba—to the island’s Bay of Pigs. 358 more words

News

Crab invasion in the Bay of Pigs in Cuba – in pictures

Every year, after mating season, millions of red, yellow and black landcrabs invade Playa Girón, on the eastern side of the Bay of Pigs or Bahía de Cochinos. 15 more words

Photo

Cuba: Pearl of the Caribbean

You’d have to have been sleeping under a stack of tobacco leaves if you haven’t heard that great changes are taking place in Cuba. Recently, Fidel Castro, who ruled Cuba for the past fifty-plus years has died, and the United States and Cuba have taken steps to normalize relations. 657 more words

Essays

Bay Of Pigs Remembered

If only we had 10 men like Fidel Castro in Ireland, we would be free from colonial rule in the morning.

Geo-political

April 17th

On this day in 1961, a CIA-backed counter-revolutionary force began the Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba.

Since the onset of the Cold War, the United States had made it that nation’s duty to battle the rise of global communism, and nowhere was this more important than around its borders. 519 more words

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