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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-11-09 07:49 AM
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12. PS: I really was not talking about Cuba, though I know the OP was.
I mentioned in the other sub-thread the only issue that really interests me about Cuba. I don't much care for political ideologies, any of them, they all tend to be very bullshitty in my experience. WRT Cuba and Venezuela, I think we might as well let them do what they want to and see how it turns out. Nothing like a good solid indisputable fail to put an ideology out of fashion. Nobody much wants to emulate the USSR these days. It's up to Cubans in Cuba and Venezuelans in Venezuela to decide how to run their countries, take their lumps, and learn from their mistakes. We in the USA are in for a round or two of that too now.
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  -For the weiners who bloviate about Cuba's emigrants: Judi Lynn  Dec-04-09 09:15 AM   #0 
  - But Cuba is so poor  Braulio   Dec-10-09 06:55 PM   #1 
  - Islands just don't support large populations.  bemildred   Dec-10-09 07:48 PM   #2 
     - the UK has a substantial population, and Japan??  Bacchus39   Dec-10-09 08:10 PM   #3 
     - What are you a moron?  bemildred   Dec-10-09 08:22 PM   #4 
     - said this "Islands just don't support large populations"  Bacchus39   Dec-10-09 09:08 PM   #6 
        - Move to Madagascar and then tell me all about it. nt  bemildred   Dec-11-09 07:27 AM   #9 
     - Cuba ...  bemildred   Dec-10-09 08:44 PM   #5 
        - well, they were a colony in essence of the Soviet Union until  Bacchus39   Dec-10-09 09:16 PM   #7 
        - I am asking why are Castro and his government still there?  bemildred   Dec-11-09 07:33 AM   #10 
        - Castro has a very efficient repressive machine  Braulio   Dec-15-09 04:57 PM   #20 
           - Right, and the Castro brothers are still there.  bemildred   Dec-15-09 05:46 PM   #21 
           - Interesting to see your ignorant bigotry come to the fore.  Mika   Dec-16-09 07:45 AM   #25 
     - Ah, but Cuba is 600 miles long, isn't it?  Braulio   Dec-11-09 05:39 AM   #8 
        - I was thinking more of "Guns, Germs, and Steel" and "Song of the Dodo", but yeah.  bemildred   Dec-11-09 07:39 AM   #11 
        - PS: I really was not talking about Cuba, though I know the OP was.  bemildred   Dec-11-09 07:49 AM   #12 
           - I agree  Braulio   Dec-11-09 06:16 PM   #13 
              - Whether one is a failure or not is largely a matter of the metric one chooses.  bemildred   Dec-12-09 08:48 PM   #14 
                 - Who are they?  Braulio   Dec-15-09 09:17 AM   #15 
                    - "They" are Cuba and Venezuela.  bemildred   Dec-15-09 09:33 AM   #16 
                       - Sadly there are defenders here who support US intervention in Cuba.  Mika   Dec-15-09 01:36 PM   #17 
                       - No US intervention. the ALBA block should be able to provide  Bacchus39   Dec-15-09 01:51 PM   #18 
                       - The Alba block?  Braulio   Dec-15-09 09:48 PM   #23 
                          - well then, it seems Cuba may have to look for another country to subsidize its "revolution" n/t  Bacchus39   Dec-16-09 07:47 AM   #26 
                       - Hi Mika.  bemildred   Dec-15-09 02:16 PM   #19 
                          - Hi bemildred.  Mika   Dec-16-09 07:42 AM   #24 
                       - I don't think Cubans can decide much, can they?  Braulio   Dec-15-09 09:46 PM   #22 
                          - WRT Cuba and Venezuela, you assume your conclusion.  bemildred   Dec-16-09 09:17 AM   #27 
                          - California revenues lag, underscore budget woes  bemildred   Dec-16-09 06:38 PM   #28 
                             - Have been hearing about California's horrendous problems going back at least as far as Ronald Reagan  Judi Lynn   Dec-17-09 02:34 PM   #29 

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