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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-11 03:22 AM
Response to Reply #37
40. That does not change the fact that Cuba is now on a completely sustainable
--agriculture track. Venezuelan oil is useful, but the major changes in Cuba were made well before 1998.
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  -The North Koreans are all starving - again. And the Repubs leftyladyfrommo  Oct-08-11 05:39 PM   #0 
  - Everybody knows this, but what are the options?  RZM   Oct-08-11 05:41 PM   #1 
  - I don't think we are doing anything.  leftyladyfrommo   Oct-08-11 05:55 PM   #2 
  - Exactly. The options are limited.  RZM   Oct-08-11 06:01 PM   #4 
  - The people who make it to the South have to go through reconditioning, because the society is so...  joshcryer   Oct-08-11 06:10 PM   #7 
  - At least S. Korea provides them money to start over.  leftyladyfrommo   Oct-08-11 06:15 PM   #9 
  - Doing nothing is the correct policy  Bloke 32   Oct-08-11 07:12 PM   #19 
  - Seems like the UN ought to intercede with China taking a lead roll.  Old and In the Way   Oct-08-11 06:22 PM   #12 
  - I don't know  RZM   Oct-08-11 06:29 PM   #13 
     - Certainly no good solution.  Old and In the Way   Oct-08-11 06:47 PM   #15 
  - Find a way of sending them oil at below market prices.  JVS   Oct-08-11 07:35 PM   #23 
     - 14% arable land should be enough, with a coal gasification + biofuel program, imo.  joshcryer   Oct-08-11 07:42 PM   #25 
        - Cut down all the trees. Yeah, that will help them in the long run.  RC   Oct-08-11 08:15 PM   #27 
        - Yes, food self-sufficiency is a good thing.  joshcryer   Oct-08-11 08:16 PM   #28 
        - Slash-and-burn agriculture is the norm there  jmowreader   Oct-08-11 08:58 PM   #32 
  - We should immediately invade them....  Scuba   Oct-08-11 05:58 PM   #3 
  - You're joking, right?  JVS   Oct-08-11 06:03 PM   #5 
  - Absolutely not (did you read more than my subject line?).  Scuba   Oct-08-11 06:49 PM   #16 
     - Well congratulations on hatching a really terrible idea.  JVS   Oct-08-11 07:15 PM   #20 
        - Food and medicine are bad ideas?  Scuba   Oct-08-11 07:22 PM   #22 
           - Invading is a bad idea, and thinking you can just go around invading and throwing food around...  JVS   Oct-08-11 07:36 PM   #24 
              - OK, agreed. I did NOT mean a military invasion....  Scuba   Oct-08-11 08:28 PM   #30 
                 - Why don't you give it a shot?  Hugabear   Oct-08-11 11:14 PM   #36 
  - Occupy North Korea!  leftstreet   Oct-08-11 06:30 PM   #14 
  - Remember that bombs are really freedom seeds.  JVS   Oct-08-11 07:16 PM   #21 
  - N. Korea is invasion-proof, they made sure of that. Seoul would be leveled in an hour.  joshcryer   Oct-08-11 07:06 PM   #18 
  - They can't even spend enough on the military  izquierdista   Oct-08-11 06:07 PM   #6 
  - That's what I've said for a long time  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-08-11 08:58 PM   #31 
  - There are 22 million people caught in that nightmare.  leftyladyfrommo   Oct-08-11 06:13 PM   #8 
  - "Repubs response is that this will happen under Obama" - link?  Faygo Kid   Oct-08-11 06:16 PM   #10 
  - There has been a news story out for the last couple of days  leftyladyfrommo   Oct-08-11 06:19 PM   #11 
  - N. Korea doesn't have oil... on second thought, neither did Uganda.  demosincebirth   Oct-08-11 06:55 PM   #17 
  - Just re-read an old Yes magazine article on adapting to peak oil  eridani   Oct-08-11 07:51 PM   #26 
  - Cuba dropped the cash crops and started growing locally, but then Venezuela came along.  joshcryer   Oct-08-11 08:18 PM   #29 
     - Both countries are at least nominally Communist  eridani   Oct-08-11 10:32 PM   #33 
        - Without Venezuela Cuba would be in very bad shape right now.  joshcryer   Oct-08-11 11:59 PM   #37 
           - That does not change the fact that Cuba is now on a completely sustainable  eridani   Oct-09-11 03:22 AM   #40 
  - Where are the NK apologists to post pictures of smiling N. Koreans...  GreenStormCloud   Oct-08-11 11:02 PM   #34 
  - Heh  joshcryer   Oct-09-11 12:03 AM   #38 
  - k&r we shouldn't let any nation starve  Liberal_in_LA   Oct-08-11 11:04 PM   #35 
     - Including ours  thelordofhell   Oct-09-11 12:24 AM   #39 

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