Fidel Castro

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Photo of Marita Lorenz and Fidel Castro.

Marita Lorenz

The CIA Agent Who Was Sent To Kill Castro But Slept With Him Instead

The U.S. government invented all sorts of harebrained schemes to kill Fidel Castro—and I mean really, truly off-the-wall plots. There was the time the CIA tried to poison his milkshake. There was the ploy to discredit him by spraying him down with LSD and watching him go insane during a live radio broadcast. There was, I kid you not, an idea to pack his omnipresent cigar with explosives. Then there was Marita Lorenz. Lorenz was once Castro’s lover before she turned against him on the basis, perhaps, of the role he played in the abortion of their child.

A 1993 Vanity Fair profile by Ann Louise Bardach does a deep dive into Lorenz’s convoluted history, doing its best to untangle the sticky web of lies that Lorenz herself seems to have been responsible for spinning. But one thing that’s certain is that Lorenz was sent by the CIA to poison Castro and that she bungled it completely.

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Phil Quin on the cringeworthy whining of the left over Castro’s death

We’ve seen Clare Curran’s stupid “legend” statement and Steffan Browning almost shedding a tear over Castro’s death.

Phil Quin is disgusted by it all…and contrary to what Andrew Little says, he’s not a right-winger.

While it is often attributed to him, Mark Twain may not have ever actually said “history doesn’t repeat, but it rhymes”. Whether he uttered the words or not, it certainly needed saying.

Jarring echoes of the far left’s shameful past reverberated around the Twittersphere yesterday in the wake of Fidel Castro’s passing. Current Labour MP Clare Curran and former Alliance Minister Laila Harré were just two of many who took to social media to express grief over the Cuban tyrant’s death. Castro, Curran gushed to her followers as if mourning a beloved guitarist, was a “legend”; Harré went further, asking, “who in our Parliament will be able to move a motion capturing the grief and gratitude of millions for the life of #FidelCasto (sic.)?”. The answer, one hopes, is nobody.

But “grief and gratitude” for what exactly?

The banning of trade unions? Threatening nuclear war against his neighbours? Imprisoning and murdering thousands of journalists, dissenters and unionists? Countless, well document human rights abuses, including the systematic persecution of gays and lesbians?

Or is it the 79,000 extrajudicial killings?

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A prodigious womaniser and food connoisseur who kept some 20 luxurious properties throughout the Caribbean — including a private island he used to visit on his beautiful yacht — Castro was a complete fraud. Seen above being presented with an invitation to the New York Press Photographer's Ball, New York City, April 23, 1959.

A prodigious womaniser and food connoisseur who kept some 20 luxurious properties throughout the Caribbean — including a private island he used to visit on his beautiful yacht — Castro was a complete fraud. Seen above being presented with an invitation to the New York Press Photographer’s Ball, New York City, April 23, 1959.

‘The Horse’

The man who spent his life railing against the excesses of capitalism lived like a King — and a very debauched one at that…

He portrayed himself as a man of the people who shunned the trappings of wealth. But in reality Fidel Castro, the longtime communist leader of Cuba, lived a life of pampered luxury and had a fortune of hundreds of millions.

Away from the prying eyes of his people who suffered poverty and hardship after he seized power in a communist coup 55 years ago, Castro lived like a king.

While many around the world spoke highly of Castro’s success in greatly reducing illiteracy and proving basic services like health care, many have long been critical of his reign and his enablers in the West. Whatever success he achieved, he did so through a brutal dictatorship that denied freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and other basic civil liberties.

Lenin is said to have called them ‘useful idiots’ – the Western Left-wingers who lavished praise on Communist regimes while turning a blind eye to the misery they caused. They have been out in force the last few days, heaping adulation on the Marxist dictator Fidel Castro.

According to Jeremy Corbyn, the serial killer who led Cuba’s police state for five decades was: ‘A massive figure in the history of the whole planet… He will be remembered both as an internationalist and a champion of social justice.’

Castro is another hypocrite, communist crook! he apparently hated capitalism but created a net worth, $900 million, according to Forbes. His propaganda he lived on $20 a month and his only luxury were his Cuban cigars. Now we found out the crook had 20 luxury homes, a yacht, and a private island – so much for hating capitalism.

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Not just Labour MPs upset at death of Castro, Greens pile in too

Steffan Browning put this on Facebook:

I’m saddened by the death of Fidel Castro. He represented so significantly the battle against the worst of the forces of capitalist greed and the tyranny of oppression by the USA industrial military complex. Cuba has problems but its achievements and humanitarian reach have been significant too, especially considering the blockades and measures against it. I was disappointed by this Stuff announcement that has so much about those celebrating Fidel’s passing, when millions will be mourning.

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Labour MPs lose their shit over Fidel Castro

Twitter seems to bring out the full retard from Labour MPs.

Here is Clare Curran inconsolable about the death of a dictator, who ironically killed thousands and banned and destroyed trade unions and made strikes illegal.

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The world is a better place, one less communist – Fidel Castro croaks

Fidel Castro, Prime Minister of Cuba, smokes a cigar during his meeting with two U.S. senators, the first to visit Castro's Cuba, in Havana, Cuba, Sept. 29, 1974. (AP Photo)

Fidel Castro, Prime Minister of Cuba, smokes a cigar during his meeting with two U.S. senators, the first to visit Castro’s Cuba, in Havana, Cuba, Sept. 29, 1974. (AP Photo)

Fidel Castro has died aged 90.

He can now go meet his mate, the terrorist Che Guevara, in hell.

Fidel Castro, the father of communist Cuba who led the country for nearly half a century, died Friday at the age of 90, Cuban state TV announced.

The revolutionary and former president retreated from the public eye in 2006 following emergency surgery for intestinal bleeding. His health problems forced him to temporarily hand power to his younger brother, defense minister Raul Castro, who permanently took his place as president in 2008.

Castro’s death follows a historic thawing of relations between Cuba and the United States with the announcement in mid-December that the countries planned to restore diplomatic and economic ties.

Six weeks after that announcement, Castro made his first comments about the deal, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts American politics.   Read more »

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Photo: Alberto Diaz Gutierrez

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Ernesto Che Guevara

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Uruguay’s goal to make cannabis good and cheap

Uruguay is legalising cannabis, the first country to allow the cultivation and sale of cannabis.

They are slowly explaining how the rules will work.

Uruguayans will be allowed to buy enough marijuana to roll about 20 joints a week at a price well below the black market rate, the government said on Tuesday as it detailed a new law legalizing the cannabis trade.

Congress in December approved a law allowing the cultivation and sale of marijuana, making Uruguay the first country to do so, with the aim of wresting the business from criminals.

Leftist President Jose Mujica signed a decree outlining the fine print of the new policy on Tuesday. It says Uruguayans will be able to buy up to 10 grams of marijuana a week at between $0.85 and $1 dollar a gram, a low price designed to compete with black market cannabis that mostly comes from Paraguay.

Activists who have backed the measure said legalized marijuana would be high-grade and affordable.

“You can’t compare a flower that is quality-controlled by the Public Health Ministry … with Paraguayan (stuff) which is absolutely harmful because it has external substances,” said Bruno Calleros of the Cannabis Liberation Movement.

He said legal marijuana would cost roughly 20 percent of the current market price for similar high-quality marijuana.

Each Uruguayan will also be allowed to grow up to six marijuana plants or the equivalent of 480 grams (about 17 ounces) for personal use and form smoking clubs of 15 to 45 members that can grow up to 99 plants per year.

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Great Beards in Politics

David Cunliffe is making a nice play at the moment, remaking himself with a beard…but how popular have beards been in politics.

Here is a list of some of the great beards in politics so we can gauge the effect of Cunner’s fuzz.

Al Gore –  Beards help cover up disappointments of losses and to fight manbearpig.


Fidel Castro – The kind of beard apparently favored by the women in the back room of the Labour Party

Che Guevara – If he wasn’t a revolutionary this beard could well mark him as a sex offender. Someone should have offered him a towel to wipe it off.

Presidents of the US  – Loads of presidents with facial hair.

Franz Josef – Good set of whiskers that held power for a long, long time.

Otto von Bismark – Awesome old style handle bar moustache, rather than a beard.

Kaiser Bill  – not sure Cunners would like this style, but who knows these days.