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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    And you have an elitist attitude. Sound agricultural practices kept the world alive for millennia before snot nosed Americans showed up on the seen, and apparently it has escaped you that we have been slipping for sometime in the sciences, MIT graduates are being alarmingly lured away from the sciences and onto Wall Street. And as for culture, that's subjective. America is long past its apex and attitudes like yours will only ensure we continue our decline.
    Actually I think it's attitudes like yours leading to our decline.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    What - you don't want Cuban cigars? What do we get from other countries except the oil countries? You think Saudi Arabia is nicer than Cuba? At least Cuba has great, cheap resorts that everyone else in the world enjoys and we can't. Most African countries have little to offer, less than Cuba.
    Good point.
    Opening up more Caribbean beaches for lounging is a great idea.
    Imagine ordering a Cuba Libre on a newly liberated Cuban beach.
    Take that, Fidel !!
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    We are the worlds superpower scientifically, agriculturally, militarily, and culturally.

    Its called American exceptionalism, and its what you never studied under critical theory.
    Oh puhleeze. You think your egotistical attitude is what created the U.S.? There are many major events and circumstances going back centuries that led to U.S. dominance, and not a single one of them has a thing to do with holding your nose high in the air and patting yourself on the back.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    And you have an elitist attitude. Sound agricultural practices kept the world alive for millennia before snot nosed Americans showed up on the seen, and apparently it has escaped you that we have been slipping for sometime in the sciences, MIT graduates are being alarmingly lured away from the sciences and onto Wall Street. And as for culture, that's subjective. America is long past its apex and attitudes like yours will only ensure we continue our decline.
    We are elite by any measure, there has never been a nation like the US. Despite "slipping" in performance-we also educate everyone, and are not a homogenous population. American's are not being lured from the hard sciences to wall street, its not even close. However less and less grads of US tech schools are American, and many leave after they graduate.

    Nothing I stated is subjective-BY ALL OBJECTIVE MEASURES we simply lap the rest of the world. This is news, because you have been brought up to think this nation is a bad place-in doing so you show you lack perspective.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    Oh puhleeze. You think your egotistical attitude is what created the U.S.? There are many major events and circumstances going back centuries that led to U.S. dominance, and not a single one of them has a thing to do with holding your nose high in the air and patting yourself on the back.
    What made this nation is what all of the immigrants coming here know-that nowhere else on earth is there a place like the US. Where people have a chance to make a better life-they are voting with their feet.

    The American left thinks hating this nation, thinking it the most racist, hostile, corrupt place on earth is an accurate assessment. I disagree.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    Good point.
    Opening up more Caribbean beaches for lounging is a great idea.
    Imagine ordering a Cuba Libre on a newly liberated Cuban beach.
    Take that, Fidel !!
    I contend that prosperity brings freedom. I remember the USSR and how when we gave in and sent them food, the beginning of the end of Strict Communism was not too far behind.

    Yes, lets lay on their beaches, just as we do the rest of the Caribbean and poison their minds with our wealth and our liberties (we still have some) and I believe we'll see real change forced upon the dictators.

    The ghost of Meyer Lansky would approve.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    9 pages and 247 posts on THIS? Really? REALLY? Really?

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    First of all what is this "gesture of hope" BS? I didn't know whether to put this in media bias or here. I have no problem with him giving the guy a formal handshake in a situation like this but he seems like he is really infatuated with the guy and it looks to me like he is bowing again. Why is he so warm and subservient to this commie thug.
    He's "bowing"? Obama is LEANING IN in that photo. He's not "bowing." Good lord.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I don't bend over when I shake someones hand that is shorter than me and I doubt anyone else does either. Nice excuse though for the bow. The body language here is quite telling. Obama is bowing and leaning forward and has a huge grin while Castro seems a bit taken aback by all the gushing and fawning.
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    What made this nation is what all of the immigrants coming here know-that nowhere else on earth is there a place like the US. Where people have a chance to make a better life-they are voting with their feet.

    The American left thinks hating this nation, thinking it the most racist, hostile, corrupt place on earth is an accurate assessment. I disagree.
    The first step to becoming a better person is the ability to look critically at your self, and your country. Some people can't do that because of their frail ego, so its easier to complement themselves and remain ignorant of reality.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    9 pages and 247 posts on THIS? Really? REALLY? Really?
    I'm afraid so.....and I foolishly read all the posts.
    Slow news day, I guess.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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