Do you feel that sending Russia wheat was the end of Communism? For whom?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.
How does wealth and freedom poison minds? Would they be better off with food stamps?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.
Does anyone really care about Meyer Lansky?The ghost of Meyer Lansky would approve.
Apologies if you were just being sarcastic here. I'm not certain you're serious.
Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength - Henry Ward Beecher
Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way - Rooster Cogburn
•They go hand in hand. It doesn't matter who goes first.
Do you feel that sending Russia wheat was the end of Communism? For whom?
• Yes, it is just my opinion. So, I guess for me.
How does wealth and freedom poison minds? Would they be better off with food stamps?
• That was meant to be humorous. The "poisoning" thing I mean. I meant it in a good way, like giving suppressed masses a taste of the better life.
Does anyone really care about Meyer Lansky? Apologies if you were just being sarcastic here. I'm not certain you're serious.
•The Meyer Lansky comment was meant as gentle humor. I saw a movie decades ago showing Lansky in Cuba doing his thing and partying hard. Casinos, trollops, all that stuff. I didn't expect anyone to care. I'm just being light-hearted but at the same time I'm discussing the OP and its ramifications.
We have a dynamic economy -for the 1%'rs, whom have gained back almost all pre-recession losses.
We have a right to strike back at terrorists, whom truely pose a threat to the US, but we wind up entagling ourselves in foreign civil wars.
( Libya/Afganistan/ Yemen to an extent)
I'm all for American exceptionalism, we can be an exceptional people. I'm not all for the idea we have to impose our standards on the rest of the world.
Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ
They need to raze some of them, and need US type contractors - skilled labor, but more than that materials.
Craftmen/carpenters manage to try to kepp them up, but the climate, and the age is taking it's toll.
Again i mention the US is a natural trading partner (by geography), and it is just plain stupid to keep a hostile regime
even more hostile by a useless US Embargo.
Yes Cuba trades with the world, but the old Soviet subsidys are gone. The US subsidizes our sugar - it's even called "Big Sugar"
and it's damn near ruined the Everglades.
Cuba isn't a rich country, and their socilism has good and bad parts, they are finally encouracing some private enterprise.
The US should be encouraging this, not punishing them with an outdated Embargo
The Cuban Embargo is FUBAR - Urban Dictionary: fubar
Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ