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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That is still the purpose of government. The trouble is, government has a tendency to do other things as well, and we, the people have been allowing it to get away with this increase in power.
    Yes, exactly. But the people cannot say no to the goodies politicians offer in order to get elected. These eventually are called 'rights'. The American people, rightly in my view, once distrusted government and tried to invent ways to minimize its power. Now newer generations are putting their lives in the hands of bureaucrats and big government, hoping that the freedoms they've relinquished will be compensated by greater security.

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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.



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    I thought Cuba was getting respect for the part they played during the South African Border War? You think Obama wants to be a Commie or perhaps he like them? What exactly is your point?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAsCoal View Post
    The right hates everything .. where's the news?

    Hopefully, Obama will get something right and open the door to Cuba.
    And that they were surprisngly quiet when Alexander Solzhenitsyns visit to the white house was cancelled during Kissinger s rapprochement with China.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Cuba has little to trade and if they did they could trade with Europe or any other place in the area. Any opening with Cuba will only involve sending millions of dollars in aid to support the lavish lifestyles of the Castros and their cronies.

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

    Improving, or attempting to improve, relations with any country is always a good thing. Especially when it is done with something as simple as a handshake.
    “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Cuba has little to trade and if they did they could trade with Europe or any other place in the area. Any opening with Cuba will only involve sending millions of dollars in aid to support the lavish lifestyles of the Castros and their cronies.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Improving, or attempting to improve, relations with any country is always a good thing. Especially when it is done with something as simple as a handshake.
    Never make blanket statements.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Never make blanket statements.

    That wasnt a simple handshake now was it?
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    That wasnt a simple handshake now was it?
    Is it ever a simple handshake?

    "Improving, or attempting to improve, relations with any country is always a good thing. Especially when it is done with something as simple as a handshake." You said this, not me.

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