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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-09-06 02:09 AM
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101. There was a tremendous Canadian poster at D.U. who had been to Cuba
many, many times. She was absolutely furious with the U.S. for its grotesque treatment of Cuba over the years, and never missed a chance to speak out against it here. She was very blunt, and impatient with some of the transient freeps who pass through, from time to time, and zapped them but good. They apparently bitched about it to the point she was thrown outta here.

Damned ridiculous knowing they won, and a fine traveller/Canadian/poster like Freecancat took it in the shorts! She had a lot of very interesting things she shared before she was dispatched, and all of them contradicted right-wing propaganda claims and charges about Cuba.

From the way she talked, TONS of Canadians go to Cuba yearly. There are also some Cuban restaurants, etc. where she lives, in Ottawa, and you can also buy Cuban cigars there!
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  -This is Havana (pictures and commentary from my recent trip) RagingInMiami  Jun-08-06 12:23 AM   #0 
  - great pictures! thanks n/t  RGBolen   Jun-08-06 12:32 AM   #1 
  - Just think what Cuba might be like were it not for the embargo. Thanks  cantstandbush   Jun-08-06 09:38 PM   #81 
     - What Embargo? The French, German, Russian, Chinese, Venezuelan, Canadian  ausus   Jun-14-06 12:49 PM   #150 
  - Great stuff, thanks for sharing!  SeveneightyWhoa   Jun-08-06 12:35 AM   #2 
  - Oh and..  SeveneightyWhoa   Jun-08-06 12:43 AM   #7 
  - .  Heidi   Jun-08-06 12:37 AM   #3 
  - Thanks for that.  Drum   Jun-08-06 12:39 AM   #4 
  - wow  knowbody0   Jun-08-06 12:41 AM   #5 
  - Yes, papas libres  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 12:46 AM   # 
  - You're very brave.  Toucano   Jun-08-06 12:42 AM   #6 
  - Love the colonial architecture, and those buses are strange looking!  Fridays Child   Jun-08-06 12:46 AM   #8 
  - They call them "camellos"  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 12:48 AM   #10 
     - What happened to the guaguas?  High Plains   Jun-08-06 02:39 PM   #51 
        - Yes, they're also called "guaguas"  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 08:52 PM   #75 
  - Magnificent. nt  Codeine   Jun-08-06 12:46 AM   #9 
  - Great pictures. We just picked up the CubaCuba cd  sfexpat2000   Jun-08-06 12:48 AM   #11 
  - I've been listening to nothing but Cuban music since my return  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 02:01 AM   #15 
  - This one is more or less the musicians from  sfexpat2000   Jun-08-06 02:17 AM   #16 
  - I love the Buena Vista Social Club  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 02:19 AM   #17 
  - GOD  ProudDad   Jun-09-06 02:41 PM   #109 
     - If you PM me your e-mail address  RagingInMiami   Jun-09-06 09:27 PM   #115 
     - Let's see if this works  RagingInMiami   Jun-09-06 10:59 PM   #117 
     - And if you like guajira style Cuban music; Cuban country music  RagingInMiami   Jun-11-06 02:29 PM   #137 
  - Here are three albums you can download if you want  RagingInMiami   Jun-10-06 02:37 AM   #123 
     - Thank you! I can't wait to hear them!  sfexpat2000   Jun-11-06 07:56 PM   #140 
        - Let me know if you're able to download them  RagingInMiami   Jun-11-06 11:20 PM   #141 
           - I did it! I had to download a prog to do it.  sfexpat2000   Jun-11-06 11:42 PM   #143 
              - How long did it take to download the album? Which one did you download?  RagingInMiami   Jun-12-06 12:08 PM   #146 
                 - It took seconds, not minutes and I downloaded Fernandez.  sfexpat2000   Jun-12-06 06:47 PM   #147 
                    - Then I'm sure you will like Polo Montanez, who sings guajira music  RagingInMiami   Jun-12-06 07:39 PM   #148 
                       - Cool! I'll check it out. Thank you.  sfexpat2000   Jun-12-06 07:57 PM   #149 
  - Thanks for bringing back some memories  Kutjara   Jun-08-06 12:49 AM   #12 
  - Thank you! Thank you so much...  TygrBright   Jun-08-06 12:59 AM   #13 
  - Great pictures!!  Viva_La_Revolution   Jun-08-06 01:25 AM   #14 
  - Thank you for your post,  ronnie624   Jun-08-06 02:25 AM   #18 
  - This is Why I Love DU  Dirty Hippie   Jun-08-06 02:27 AM   #19 
  - THANKS FOR THE SLIDE SHOW--AND COMMENTARY! IT WAS GREAT!  Peace Patriot   Jun-08-06 02:38 AM   #20 
  - The crime, prostitution and begging  ProudDad   Jun-09-06 02:44 PM   #110 
  - I uploaded Joseito Fernandez's Guantanamera album  RagingInMiami   Jun-10-06 01:05 AM   #118 
  - wow.  TexasLady   Jun-08-06 04:30 AM   #21 
  - Great pictures!!  Libby2   Jun-08-06 04:42 AM   #22 
  - Lovely pix  malaise   Jun-08-06 05:30 AM   #23 
  - Just wow  YankeyMCC   Jun-08-06 07:21 AM   #24 
  - Fantastic  GrapesOfWrath   Jun-08-06 07:51 AM   #25 
  - Good reporting & great pictures  Vidar   Jun-08-06 07:57 AM   #26 
  - Raging, that was definitely worth waiting for!  RadFemFL   Jun-08-06 08:29 AM   #27 
  - Thanks for the kind words  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 01:41 PM   #45 
  - this is a beautiful photo - lovely  ourbluenation   Jun-08-06 08:32 AM   #28 
  - Oh, there's a beautiful  zidzi   Jun-10-06 04:24 PM   #127 
  - I --------------- agree ------------- with you on many things n/t  UTUSN   Jun-08-06 08:47 AM   #29 
  - Your pictures are absolutely beautiful! Looking at them  in_cog_ni_to   Jun-08-06 08:48 AM   #30 
  - Very cool! I married in Cuba last month  Domitan   Jun-08-06 08:49 AM   #31 
  - Thanks for sharing this, now I want to go to Cuba  madokie   Jun-08-06 08:59 AM   #32 
  - If the US were in Cuba's place, a tiny island living next to a hostile  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Jun-08-06 09:04 AM   #33 
  - K&R  JeffR   Jun-08-06 09:13 AM   #34 
  - I just wiped a tear from my eye  qanda   Jun-08-06 09:21 AM   #35 
  - Thanks for posting this. Slide show was great  Jacobin   Jun-08-06 09:25 AM   #36 
  - Shades of William Burroughs in your story.  Harvey Korman   Jun-08-06 09:26 AM   #37 
  - Nice work, Raging  Synnical   Jun-08-06 09:33 AM   #38 
  - Oh, my  Rose Siding   Jun-08-06 09:42 AM   #39 
  - Went to Havana about ten months ago....  Sammy Pepys   Jun-08-06 09:47 AM   #40 
  - None of us had a license  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 12:22 PM   #42 
     - Oh, I gotcha.  Sammy Pepys   Jun-08-06 01:46 PM   #46 
        - That would much easier  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 01:47 PM   #47 
           - Private charter  Sammy Pepys   Jun-08-06 02:47 PM   #53 
              - living conditions simply wouldn't be tolerated here ... Except they are  downstairsparts   Jun-08-06 03:56 PM   #57 
                 - I've been there, thanks....  Sammy Pepys   Jun-08-06 04:34 PM   #60 
                 - and they can be found in CA.  kineneb   Jun-08-06 09:20 PM   #78 
                    - You must be joking  downstairsparts   Jun-09-06 01:47 AM   #100 
                       - You must be joking  killbotfactory   Jun-09-06 02:14 AM   #102 
                          - You need to read the previous posts up the thread  downstairsparts   Jun-09-06 02:55 AM   #104 
  - Thanks for sharing your pics RIM.  lpbk2713   Jun-08-06 10:08 AM   #41 
  - There were a few instances where the cops didn't like me taking photos  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 12:35 PM   #43 
     - What's the name of the place  ProudDad   Jun-09-06 02:51 PM   #111 
        - You would ask me the name  RagingInMiami   Jun-09-06 03:10 PM   #112 
  - Excellent!  ceile   Jun-08-06 01:01 PM   #44 
  - Loved the slideshow ...  PittLib   Jun-08-06 01:50 PM   #48 
  - I thought Chuck was very cool  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 11:11 PM   #88 
     - Sadly ...  PittLib   Jun-09-06 11:47 AM   #107 
  - Thank you...  lildreamer316   Jun-08-06 02:02 PM   #49 
  - Those were some great photos. Thanks for sharing. Looks like such a  Nickster   Jun-08-06 02:11 PM   #50 
  - Loved your story and your photos. K&R! BTW, did you see any  Seabiscuit   Jun-08-06 02:44 PM   #52 
  - Thatnk you for posting this.  ronnykmarshall   Jun-08-06 02:59 PM   #54 
  - My son was there  MuseRider   Jun-08-06 03:29 PM   #55 
  - I don't see why Ben wouldn't try to take some music stands to Cuba  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 05:19 PM   #61 
     - Cool!  MuseRider   Jun-08-06 06:34 PM   #66 
        - And the kids holding up the sheets look so bored  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 07:18 PM   #68 
           - Ha Ha  MuseRider   Jun-09-06 12:09 AM   #93 
  - Wonderful photos and story! I love listening to Radio Habana  Gloria   Jun-08-06 03:41 PM   #56 
  - Wonderful photos. Just wonderful. I have often wondered if that water  Judi Lynn   Jun-08-06 04:00 PM   #58 
  - Yes, the water was really strong one day that week  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 06:33 PM   #65 
  - Amazing pictures which tell a very interesting story. K&R! n/t  Poll_Blind   Jun-08-06 04:12 PM   #59 
  - Great Photos RagingInMiami!!!  ralps   Jun-08-06 05:25 PM   #62 
  - Thank you  Liberalboy   Jun-08-06 05:30 PM   #63 
  - There was a tremendous Canadian poster at D.U. who had been to Cuba  Judi Lynn   Jun-09-06 02:09 AM   #101 
  - Thanks Raging, great presentation!  IMModerate   Jun-08-06 06:09 PM   #64 
  - I've seen you dance  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 07:06 PM   #67 
     - The Embargo and travel restrictions are  Disturbed   Jun-08-06 07:35 PM   #69 
     - I wasn't drunk, that's my style.  IMModerate   Jun-08-06 07:57 PM   #73 
        - I was the one that was drunk  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 08:15 PM   #74 
           - Can I ask you what the approximate cost of the entire trip was?  trumad   Jun-08-06 09:43 PM   #82 
              - I paid $515 for the flight  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 10:10 PM   #86 
                 - I love Cuban cigars...I mean love them.  trumad   Jun-10-06 03:55 PM   #125 
                    - I'm not a cigar guy at all, so I did not smoke any  RagingInMiami   Jun-11-06 12:29 AM   #130 
  - Really great photos, Carlos  SharonRB   Jun-08-06 07:40 PM   #70 
  - Incredible Pictures  proud patriot   Jun-08-06 07:42 PM   #71 
  - thanks for sharing your experience and the pictures!  jonnyblitz   Jun-08-06 07:47 PM   #72 
  - Jessica Mitford lived quite a life  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 09:37 PM   #79 
  - Incredible post  Bemis   Jun-08-06 09:11 PM   #76 
  - That was a great piece of journalism  Adenoid_Hynkel   Jun-08-06 09:13 PM   #77 
  - What's the English fluency of the population like?  Adenoid_Hynkel   Jun-08-06 09:37 PM   #80 
  - Some Cubans speak perfect English  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 09:51 PM   #84 
  - Great pictures.  2bfree   Jun-08-06 09:50 PM   #83 
  - Thank you so much for sharing the photos and your account  spindrifter   Jun-08-06 09:57 PM   #85 
  - I live in Japan and am almost sure you saw Japanese there  psychopomp   Jun-08-06 10:59 PM   #87 
  - I saw a few Asians  RagingInMiami   Jun-08-06 11:19 PM   #89 
     - The only Cubans I have met have been over here  psychopomp   Jun-08-06 11:37 PM   #91 
  - Wonderful photographs  Generic Other   Jun-08-06 11:35 PM   #90 
  - What a great story!  file83   Jun-08-06 11:53 PM   #92 
  - WOW - that was awesome!  Avalon Sparks   Jun-09-06 12:22 AM   #94 
  - Thank you the extremely flattering comments  RagingInMiami   Jun-09-06 01:14 AM   #97 
  - Thank You for Taking the Time to Write About Your Experiences  ribofunk   Jun-09-06 12:43 AM   #95 
  - Bravo amigo mio!  Swamp Rat   Jun-09-06 01:02 AM   #96 
  - Un dia vamos a tomar esa cerveza  RagingInMiami   Jun-09-06 01:15 AM   #98 
  - kick for later view  mdmc   Jun-09-06 01:17 AM   #99 
  - Nice photos, thanks for sharing  killbotfactory   Jun-09-06 02:35 AM   #103 
  - While there are hundreds who have risked shark-infested waters  RagingInMiami   Jun-09-06 09:31 AM   #106 
  - Outstanding!!  sandnsea   Jun-09-06 03:33 AM   #105 
  - There is a gold mine in Cuba for antiques  RagingInMiami   Jun-09-06 04:37 PM   #114 
  - Beautiful pictures  ProudDad   Jun-09-06 02:37 PM   #108 
  - Your photojournalism is top notch.  peacebuzzard   Jun-09-06 03:33 PM   #113 
  - wonderful pictures  Sydnie   Jun-09-06 10:05 PM   #116 
  - How did you arrive in Cuba???  U4ikLefty   Jun-10-06 01:12 AM   #119 
  - Flew from Miami to the Bahamas, then to Havana  RagingInMiami   Jun-10-06 01:39 AM   #120 
  - Figures I didn't hear back from you  RagingInMiami   Jun-12-06 01:15 AM   #144 
  - Do the Cuban police turn a blind eye to  Maddogkiller   Jun-10-06 01:55 AM   #121 
  - Prostitution was not as rampant as I had been lead to believe  RagingInMiami   Jun-10-06 02:05 AM   #122 
     - There are MANY things about Cuba that are not as bad as Americans think.  Mika   Jun-10-06 01:52 PM   #124 
  - Awesome Pics, Carlos!  zidzi   Jun-10-06 04:15 PM   #126 
  - Like you I grew up in Miami hearing Cubans talk about Cuba  catzies   Jun-10-06 05:29 PM   #128 
  - nice post, here's my old (2003) travel report  ngant17   Jun-10-06 07:27 PM   #129 
  - Very cool  RagingInMiami   Jun-11-06 01:17 AM   #132 
     - re: very cool  ngant17   Jun-11-06 02:16 AM   #134 
        - Another Miami native  RagingInMiami   Jun-11-06 11:41 AM   #136 
           - Carlos, did you know that Claude Pepper supported Ileana Ros' election?  Mika   Jun-11-06 03:56 PM   #138 
           - I had no idea  RagingInMiami   Jun-11-06 06:01 PM   #139 
           - didn't know that Claude Pepper allied himself with the "she-wolf".  ngant17   Jun-16-06 07:58 PM   #151 
           - excellent history of Miami  ngant17   Jun-16-06 08:11 PM   #152 
              - Thanks for the compliment  RagingInMiami   Jun-17-06 11:21 PM   #154 
  - Thanks for the photos  MikeNY   Jun-11-06 12:46 AM   #131 
  - Thanks for the trip to Cuba I really enjoyed it!  LibertyorDeath   Jun-11-06 01:38 AM   #133 
  - Cool  Raine   Jun-11-06 04:20 AM   #135 
  - good stuff, holmes...  bridgit   Jun-11-06 11:23 PM   #142 
  - Rage, thank you for taking us on that amazing Cuban adventure.  shance   Jun-12-06 01:44 AM   #145 
  - thank you for a great photo essay  redwitch   Jun-16-06 08:28 PM   #153 
 

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