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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    You've never smoked a cuban cigar have you?
    Nope. Never smoked anything in my entire life. I also don't drink much alcohol and can honestly say I've never used illegal drugs either. I see no need for such things, ESPECIALLY when they come from outside the USA.

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    The embargo has been in place for nearly 50 years (with the exception of a couple years in the 1970s)...yet the Castros are still there. Even if you believe that Cuba's government is the embodiment of evil, and the righteous United States needs to do everything in its power to bring it down, you're still faced with the practical argument: the embargo obviously hasn't worked.
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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    lol...cuba is about as much of a threat to this country as my two cats....what do they offer economically? trade for one, which would probably create a few jobs i'm sure, ya know, put a few people to work....
    We could put a whole lot of people to work if we'd stop allowing our companies to send work overseas or allowing overseas companies to sell their products here to the detriment of American made products in the same market.

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    There is a chance for Obama to do a good thing he might be remembered for in a good way by ending the now meaningless embargo but he;s not smart enough to see that he could be a hero to all Cubans everywhere.

    I would love to ne in a position to reunite all the Cubans who fled Fidel with those who have suffered, all these years.

    Cuba is no threat to us any more.
    No, but the Cuban American vote is a threat to any politician who would dare to open trade with Cuba.

    at least as long as the Castro brothers live, which probably won't be much longer anyway.
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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Nope. Never smoked anything in my entire life. I also don't drink much alcohol and can honestly say I've never used illegal drugs either. I see no need for such things, ESPECIALLY when they come from outside the USA.
    So you are quite certain that all the alcohol you have ever drank in your life was domestically produced? That must have taken a lot of effort. And I'm sorry that you haven't opened your palate to tastes from around the world. There's a plethora of good beer and hard liquor produced outside of Murka that you might enjoy.

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The embargo has been in place for nearly 50 years (with the exception of a couple years in the 1970s)...yet the Castros are still there. Even if you believe that Cuba's government is the embodiment of evil, and the righteous United States needs to do everything in its power to bring it down, you're still faced with the practical argument: the embargo obviously hasn't worked.
    Just as “The Song Remains the Same”, “The question remains the same.”

    Namely: What Embargo?

    Webster's defines "embargo" as "a government order imposing a trade barrier." As a verb it's defined as, "to prevent commerce."
    Yet according to figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. transacted $730 million with Cuba in 2008

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Ron Paul is right again. Just end the embargo.

    For ****'s sake, not smoking Cuban Cigars never brought them democracy.
    Last edited by Antiderivative; 09-17-11 at 06:32 AM.

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    Just as “The Song Remains the Same”, “The question remains the same.”

    Namely: What Embargo?

    Webster's defines "embargo" as "a government order imposing a trade barrier." As a verb it's defined as, "to prevent commerce."
    Yet according to figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. transacted $730 million with Cuba in 2008
    Cuba's GDP is $114 billion, so that means we're essentially doing no trade with them at all despite the fact that it's 90 miles from our shores and the US should naturally be Cuba's largest trading partner. You'll have to forgive me if I doubt that our failure to squeeze that last $730 million is the reason the Castros have endured for 50 years.
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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    So you are quite certain that all the alcohol you have ever drank in your life was domestically produced? That must have taken a lot of effort. And I'm sorry that you haven't opened your palate to tastes from around the world. There's a plethora of good beer and hard liquor produced outside of Murka that you might enjoy.
    I wouldn't say I'm totally certain that ALL of it has been domestically produced, but considering that I drink very little alcohol at all, I'd suggest that a very high percentage of it has been. I've probably had less alcohol in my lifetime than most adult males in America drink in a single year. I find that I generally don't like the taste of most alcohol, period. It's generally bitter or sour or something along that scale whereas I tend to prefer things that are sweet, which is not a common flavoring in alcohol.

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    Re: Obama Extends Cuba Embargo One Year

    End this ridiculous embargo already. Allow Americans to visit Ernest Hemingway's former apartment. Allow Carnival Cruise Lines to add Cuban ports to their itineraries. Let Americans legally buy Cuban ones. Cuba's not a shining example of democracy. Neither is Mexico or Jamaica, but we're allowed to vacation in those Caribbean nations.
    Last edited by Luna Tick; 09-19-11 at 08:55 PM.

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