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magbana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-11-09 02:03 PM
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6. Flamingdem: Machetera is concerned about your bandwith question . . .
as am I.

From Machetera:

"The question I have is whether that is due to lack of bandwidth and when they do get more will they give their citizens full access"


Let me give you a few other questions that might be a little higher priority for you to ponder. I assure you the Cubans outside of Yoani's tiny circle think a lot more about these things than they do about whether they'll ever have "full" internet access.

1. When are Cubans going to be able to pay the same price for rice/cooking oil/diapers/toilet paper/brassieres (just to name a few essentials that cost way too much and are much worse quality) as USAmericans? I'm not even talking about relative to income. Just the same price, period.
2. When are Cubans going to be able to find wood, cement and paint at reasonable prices to repair their crumbling dwellings and construct new ones?
3. When is Cuba going to have adequate sewer & water treatment facilities so that Cubans can stop boiling and filtering their water before they drink it and those who can afford a bit of toilet paper can actually flush it?
4. When might Cubans be able to afford to heat the water in their buildings so they do not have to heat their children's bathwater a pot at a time on the stove in the winter?
5. When will a 65 year old fume belching jalopy cease to be the standard for a "used" car in Cuba?
6. When will Cuba be able to finally get these polluting things off the road and have access to technology for cleaner fuel and cleaner air in its largest cities?
7. Is there any limit to what Cuba's government should be expected to provide for its citizens? They already get slammed for a socialist approach to housing and healthcare. Is full internet access more important than say, shoes? As long as Yoani can afford it, is that all that matters?

The question you should really be asking, indeed the only question any U.S. citizen has any right to ask, is how much longer you are going to let your government get away with the blockade of Cuba that causes all of these things.

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