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#41 tombarnes

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 12:05 PM

Beyond the Pale?

Plans for a huge celebration in Miami when Castro dies appear to be in place. As much as I can sympathize with the plight of the Cubans in Miami who had their lands and properties confiscated by Mr. Castro, this is beyond the pale. A huge celebration- especially one so public in nature, would be in the worst of taste. This would not reflect well upon the United States at a time in which our nation is viewed warily in Latin America and much of the world. I hope this "celebration" plan is scrapped.

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#42 skylinefan

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 08:14 AM

Beyond the Pale?

Plans for a huge celebration in Miami when Castro dies appear to be in place. As much as I can sympathize with the plight of the Cubans in Miami who had their lands and properties confiscated by Mr. Castro, this is beyond the pale. A huge celebration- especially one so public in nature, would be in the worst of taste. This would not reflect well upon the United States at a time in which our nation is viewed warily in Latin America and much of the world. I hope this "celebration" plan is scrapped.

AP -The Sun Herald

I could not agree more, this sort of thing is tacky. Mr. Castro is accused of some heinous crimes, but a celebration of his death is just wrong and should be denounced by Florida politicians.

#43 tombarnes

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 11:57 PM

U.S.-Cuba Policy Should Be Revisited

This article in today's Washington Post by Charles Rangel is actually pretty much on the mark. I'm not Mr. Rangel's greatest fan, but there is much to be said for the simple fact that our longstanding Cuba policy isn't working! Will it take the deaths of both Castro brothers before we take a long look at how our policy has failed? Why don't we realize that the fastest way out of the present system is to overwhelm Cuba with a flood of visitors. The policies might not change overnight, but change they will. I also heartily agree with the point in the article that we are unrealistic in the type of unilateral change our government is demanding. Wouldn't it be better to let Americans visit Cuba without ridiculous restrictions? Castro is already getting tourist dollars from other countries. Far from "supporting communism" our dollars would hasten its demise. It is something that should be discussed- both in our halls of Congress and in Cuba.

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Edited by tombarnes, 14 April 2007 - 02:34 PM.


#44 beltwayboy07

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 01:06 PM

A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.
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A revolution is not a bed of roses.
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Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away.
Fidel Castro

I am a Marxist Leninist and I will be one until the last day of my life.
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I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba.
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I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement.
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I began revolution with 82 men. If I had do it again, I'd do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.
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I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.
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I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
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I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ.
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I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.
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I would not vote for the mayor. It's not just because he didn't invite me to dinner, but because on my way into town from the airport there were such enormous potholes.
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If there ever was in the history of humanity an enemy who was truly universal, an enemy whose acts and moves trouble the entire world, threaten the entire world, attack the entire world in any way or another, that real and really universal enemy is precisely Yankee imperialism.
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In the Third World, there are 1.3 billion poor people. In other words, one out of every three inhabitants lives in poverty.
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Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour.
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More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger; and 790 million of them live in the Third World.
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No thieves, no traitors, no interventionists! This time the revolution is for real!
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North Americans don't understand... that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.
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The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used exclusively for the benefit of the people, to whom they belong.
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The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
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The universities are available only to those who share my revolutionary beliefs.
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They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?
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#45 beltwayboy07

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 01:16 PM

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This is Fidel Castro hugging communism. He is, and will always be an enemy of the United States of America.

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This is Castro with Hugo Chavez, a socialist who is president of Venezuela.

#46 tombarnes

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 08:20 AM

Now that Mr. Castro has said he is stepping aside, does anyone want to prognosticate? My assumption is that Raul will take the helm, but it's possible that one of the current troika may assume power as well. What I don't see is any meaningful change- at least not yet. This may, however, open the door to a more gradual change which might have real meaning. A new administration here could possibly improve relations in a more positive manner than what is currently possible.

#47 tombarnes

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:19 AM

It would appear that there will be no drastic changes in Cuba for the forseeable future. Of course, Raul Castro's appointment was foreordained. There many be a few small changes in currency and so forth, but nothing of major importance. I hope Cuba won't have to wait forever for meaningful change. As I have said before, however, we need to be participants in this as well. Our policies have not worked and we should make an effort to engage Cuba in some way.

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