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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 02:09 PM
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31. Misleading headline. Cuba will continue to prioritze bandwidth
to research, universities, and business. If the embargo is lifted, there will be more bandwidth to go around.

"Because of the US trade embargo, Cuba connects to the Internet via satellite. The government says the limited bandwidth forces them to "prioritize" Internet access for "social use" purposes, with universities, companies and research centers prioritized."

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  -Cuba to keep Internet limits after fiber optic cable Zorro  Feb-07-09 11:06 AM   #0 
  - Yeah, look what the internet does in the free world  lunatica   Feb-07-09 11:16 AM   #1 
  - So how come Mexico isn't free?  John Q. Citizen   Feb-07-09 11:48 AM   #3 
     - If you're implying Mexico has a dictatorship you're mistaken  lunatica   Feb-07-09 11:59 AM   #5 
        - "creating economic disparity where the poor are oppressed by the obscenely rich"  Mika   Feb-07-09 12:02 PM   #7 
        - Not much of a history buff are you?  lunatica   Feb-07-09 12:08 PM   #8 
        - Yeah, those poor persecuted slaveholders and dictator lackeys the Revolution kicked out.  Mika   Feb-07-09 12:11 PM   #10 
           - Just so you know, I've lived in Mexico  lunatica   Feb-07-09 12:14 PM   #11 
              - 70 years of the same ruling Mexican party and 8 of a party  AlphaCentauri   Feb-07-09 02:27 PM   #37 
        - "the government is entrenched in the hands of a few elite who have held power for generations."  Bacchus39   Feb-07-09 12:19 PM   #12 
           - I aleady responded to that same exact post from Mika  lunatica   Feb-07-09 12:22 PM   #14 
           - yeah, its your quote. it works well for Cuba n/t  Bacchus39   Feb-07-09 12:24 PM   #15 
              - You don't even make sense  lunatica   Feb-07-09 12:31 PM   #16 
                 - I am not arguing with you regarding either Cuba or Mexico  Bacchus39   Feb-07-09 12:35 PM   #18 
                 - Yeah, but all those generations were under one Dictator  lunatica   Feb-07-09 12:39 PM   #19 
                    - I'm pulling for the 80% of Cubans that the CIA says supports Castro. Not the Nixon  John Q. Citizen   Feb-07-09 12:48 PM   #21 
                    - the end of the Castro boys and the end of sanctions will probably go hand in hand  Bacchus39   Feb-07-09 12:51 PM   #22 
                    - Good argument to end the sanctions then.  Mika   Feb-07-09 01:28 PM   #24 
                       - Well we agree on one thing  lunatica   Feb-07-09 02:01 PM   #28 
                       - its just reality Mika. the Castro boys' time is waning. The sanctions are tired  Bacchus39   Feb-07-09 02:14 PM   #33 
                          - Yes. Cuba should end their sanctions on the US and stop their interfering in US politics.  Mika   Feb-07-09 02:24 PM   #35 
                             - better to be a colony of Spain I suppose then  Bacchus39   Feb-07-09 04:25 PM   #42 
                    - Speak for yourself with the "we're" and "we've".  Mika   Feb-07-09 01:34 PM   #25 
                       - Actually this country is still free, so I'll speak as I see fit  lunatica   Feb-07-09 02:03 PM   #29 
                       - Who said Cubans should lose anything? I certainly didn't  lunatica   Feb-07-09 02:06 PM   #30 
                          - OK then. Why don't you explain what you mean when you say..  Mika   Feb-07-09 02:19 PM   #34 
                             - not even the Castro regime?? n/t  Bacchus39   Feb-07-09 04:24 PM   #41 
                                - If that's what the Cuban people choose. n/t  Mika   Feb-07-09 06:23 PM   #45 
                 - have you heard the term "The perfect dictatorship?" It's reported demise seems to have been  John Q. Citizen   Feb-07-09 12:46 PM   #20 
           - Repeating a stupid statement doesn't make it less stupid. n/t  bitchkitty   Feb-08-09 09:24 AM   #51 
        - So you say that the few exploiting the many is what freedom is? I disagree.  John Q. Citizen   Feb-07-09 12:32 PM   #17 
  - The junta there can not survive the people having free and open access to the rest of the world  ProgressiveProfessor   Feb-07-09 11:22 AM   #2 
  - So how did the Mexican system last 75 + years?  John Q. Citizen   Feb-07-09 11:50 AM   #4 
     - There was no internet...  lunatica   Feb-07-09 12:01 PM   #6 
        - And where are you steering it?  Mika   Feb-07-09 12:09 PM   #9 
        - You just steered it back into the right direction  lunatica   Feb-07-09 12:20 PM   #13 
           - So why do you keep steering it elsewhere?  Mika   Feb-07-09 01:41 PM   #26 
              - Your the scold scolding now. I responded to some braod brush generalizations  lunatica   Feb-07-09 01:59 PM   #27 
                 - I'm sure Mexico will be in ship shape right soon.  Mika   Feb-07-09 02:10 PM   #32 
        - No the story is that a "perfect dictatoship" can claim and pretend to be a free  John Q. Citizen   Feb-07-09 01:03 PM   #23 
  - Misleading headline. Cuba will continue to prioritze bandwidth  EFerrari   Feb-07-09 02:09 PM   #31 
  - "prioritize bandwith"?  davidinalameda   Feb-07-09 02:24 PM   #36 
  - Right. The embargo limits bandwidth but it's Cuba's fault.  EFerrari   Feb-07-09 02:30 PM   #38 
     - wonder how the government "prioritizes" bandwith  davidinalameda   Feb-07-09 02:37 PM   #40 
        - I will check it out. And consider this: if Cuba was as repressive as  EFerrari   Feb-07-09 04:36 PM   #43 
        - david just gave you a report on how repressive Cuba is  Bacchus39   Feb-07-09 04:43 PM   #44 
        - Another RM Scaife funded foundation.  Mika   Feb-07-09 06:37 PM   #46 
        - I don't understand what you're saying  davidinalameda   Feb-08-09 03:46 AM   #49 
        - Interesting you imagine anyone would think of "slamming" the source, when the facts alone  Judi Lynn   Feb-07-09 06:43 PM   #47 
           - interesting website  davidinalameda   Feb-08-09 03:44 AM   #48 
              - Reporters Without Borders and Washington's Coups  Judi Lynn   Feb-08-09 09:26 AM   #52 
                 - You can lead a horse to water ..  Mika   Feb-08-09 09:34 AM   #53 
                 - Isn't THAT the truth! By the way, here's something interesting, a photo of Santiago de Cuba  Judi Lynn   Feb-08-09 10:05 AM   #54 
                 - wow-you can google with the best of them!  davidinalameda   Feb-08-09 04:53 PM   #57 
  - Exactly right. US capitalism forces prioritization of web access and speed.  Mika   Feb-08-09 02:29 PM   #55 
     - This reminds me that in 2000, a female poster from Argentina who posted regularly at CNN's  Judi Lynn   Feb-08-09 04:19 PM   #56 
        - Cuban emailer  rabs   Feb-08-09 06:49 PM   #58 
           - Omigosh! Omigosh! C. Mirabal. You were the one I was thinking of who spoke with her so often,  Judi Lynn   Feb-09-09 04:27 PM   #59 
  - I just wonder who in Cuba would be interested in reading Limbaugh website  AlphaCentauri   Feb-07-09 02:31 PM   #39 
  - North Korea has the most restrictions of all countries  ohio2007   Feb-08-09 08:20 AM   #50 

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