looks like he is looking at the devil himself!
Chayo looks pretty wigged out too
Don't they ....you baaaad boy Jorguito
...and you won't have this problem. It says:
"And it is yellow journalism to turn any news of helping Haiti into an "I hate the leaders of (NAME THE COUNTRY) event,." Notice the part in parenthesis. How you got that I either hate or love Ortega from saying "(name the country)" is a stretch, but not entirely surprising to me.
Maybe instead of Jack Nicholson, you should try something more like the latest video sensation: Pants on the Ground by Larry Platt, because it seems so appropriate from your post:
And you forgot to quote the part at the bottom of my post you pulled this from...which of course wouldn't have helped your argument with me. It said:
"And this post is in response to the political comments about Haiti, not the photo...that speaks for itself."
But had you included THAT, it would have added the actual CONTEXT of my comment, so I'm not surprised this part was left off.
That guy is Nelson Artola Director of FISE (Fondo de Inversion Social de Emergencia)Social Investment Fund Programme.
Is the party cadre that control all the government and mayors of the Cities in Nicaragua , one of the closest and must smart people surrounding Ortega, but like the photo show.....a big Chavez fan....
This is a piece of one of last intervention in the national TV....a sympathetic religious-party propaganda...enfasizing the use of the words----solidaria, socialista, cristiana...the new slogans of the party-government
Palabras de Nelson Artola
Lo tenemos con la exactitud con que trabaja el pueblo. Lo importante de esto, efectivamente, es que el pueblo beneficiado con este gran proyecto que ha creado nuestro Presidente Daniel, Proyecto Solidario, Humano, Sensible, Socialista, Cris-tiano, a la par del máximo líder que tenemos de la Iglesia Católica en Nicaragua, y además el guía principal, espiritual, Su Eminencia Reveren-dísima el Cardenal Miguel Obando y Bravo, Presi-dente de la Comisión de Reconciliación, Paz y Justicia, han hecho posible que este gran sueño sea una realidad.
OK, this is my last post on this.
You said in your post "And it is yellow journalism to turn any news of helping Haiti into an "I hate the leaders of (name the country) event, just as much as it is sickening when celebrities use such events for a PR boost." Why can't people just feel some compassion and stop this need to promote their own personal agendas when it comes to disaster?
I took your statement to mean that you were disgusted with Ortega for stating (not even suggesting) in the press that the US has "an agenda" for sending troops, equipment and military hardware to Haiti. Because if you are not disgusted by that, then in my opinion you should be.
All I wait for now is the comments he or anyone will make when some unfortunate US soldier has to fire his rifle at an unruly, hungry and desperate mob, trying to steal his water bottle and field rations. I pray for him now and pray for the Senior Officer that will be told to destroy that soldiers career over it.
This whole thing started as a post on a 2009 photo......yes a 2009 photo. Followed by a comment about Ortega the press (where the poster didn't bother to write any detail or include a link) so I gave the story. It looks like you may have missed those subtle details.
I won't respond to the "Canadian" or other stuff on such a serious issue as this.
Cue my favourite Jack Nicholson You Tube segment...
It look so horrible in print .
Tell you what, as soon as you get here, while you are still in Managua, go and see Danny and tell him how disgusted you are with him. Then start (very quickly) looking for your next country to write about maybe, possibly, one day living in.
That's if you get to the palace, because at the rate he's going, by the time you get here, you will be met by the National Guard.
Will the next Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal please stand up?
OK, Cristiana, it looks like history could repeat itself, do it for Dad.
Guess what? A few Nicaraguan friends of my husbands disagree with you. They seem to be welcoming me with open arms via Skype, and think I'll fit in very nicely. And since THEY are Nicaraguan, I think they might have some margin on opinion over an expatriate. Hmmm...we'll see. So far, they've been very taken by my husband and if you think I'm a pain...
Also, where did you get that I was disgusted with Ortega? That's an interesting twist after saying I'm a bad American. So which is it?
The kind hearts of the people who have flown to Haiti from the U.S. should not be turned into a political rant against the U.S. There are many U.S. citizens who are overwhelmed with grief because of this earthquake...many with relatives they are worried about.. And it is yellow journalism to turn any news of helping Haiti into an "I hate the leaders of (name the country) event, just as much as it is sickening when celebrities use such events for a PR boost..
Why can't people just feel some compassion and stop this need to promote their own personal agendas when it comes to disaster?
And this post is in response to the political comments about Haiti, not the photo...that speaks for itself.
Ortega ve mal tropas EU en Haití....read en END jan 17 2009
I read the Ortega troops In Haiti story. (Today, not 2009!!)
He's suggesting that there is a sinister reason that the US troops are in Haiti with the big boats. He thinks the US are using Haiti as an excuse to establish a permanent military base.
What he doesn't tell the people (that will repeated this at the Sunday afternoon porch sessions) is how much and how quick those ships can desalinate sea water. At a minimum two litres a day to stay alive in normal conditions, never mind the physical labor, I think most people are glad that they are there.
It's a thankless task being a cop, a firefighter and a medic. Its even more thankless having to do it for the world.
You see, the USA has been declared enemy of the people by all ALBA members. But just look at the good press the USA has been reaping worldwide by rushing to aid those poor, poor people of Haiti who caught a taste of Hell when Atlas shrugged. Counter-press was needed.
Little-o ortega knows the game. It's called politics. It's played in newspapers, and public forums. And the truth is often irrelevant. But the lie must be semi-credible to the faithful. Yes, they say, our enemy is amassing army troups dangerously nearby your beloved homeland. They already know gringos are Janus-headed.
I've been reading NL long enough to recognize some real propaganda artists.
to remind him that while he can think whatever he wants about NICA...others do not share his feelings and he should not speak for them. From various reporters and this specifically the Washington Post
"We need the Haitian forces to protect us," said Cledanor Sully, owner of a small Port-au-Prince hotel called the Seven Stars. Sully sleeps in a park across the street from his damaged -- but still standing -- hotel, fearful that looters will make off with mattresses and dressers. "We're all scared. We need the United Nations and we need the United States Marines."
Indeed, all over Port-au-Prince, signs begging for help from the Marines have been sprouting. In front of one crushed office building, a typical sign read: "Welcome the U.S. Marine. We need some help. Dead bodies inside." Another read: "U.S. Marines SOS. We need help."
As it turns out these local people are a lot smarter than he is because they know the difference between then and now.
" I've been reading NL long enough to recognize some real propaganda artists." I"ll have to remember that.
But what/who is ALBA?
For the official Wikipedia info, try this: "http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Alianza_Bolivariana_para_los_Pueblos_de_Nuestra_Am%C3%A9rica_-_Tratado_de_Comercio_de_los_Pueblos"
Here we've been talking about spam, and I just discovered I don't even know how to post a live link.
close to 50% of the food and water is being distributed by the copters from the Vinson since the roads are in such bad shape and the port damaged. Tomorrow the Marines will arrive with 30 more copters which will pretty much solve the immediate distribution problem and their embarked construction battlion will bring in skilled operators and heavy earthmoving machines to make the roads passable for the longer term solution. Not to mention hospital facilities on all the ships which are badly needed. Even Cuba has allowed overflights so it cuts time and fueal off the air time to Haiti. Interestingly, the peacekeepers in Haiti are not from the USa for precisely the "fear" reason that Ortega wants to infect people with. ZZT
I had to comment on this photo again, its the looks on the folks faces that makes me chuckle...
You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence.
— C.A. Beard