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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I believe you can get them in Canada no problem. I would like them open up trading again. Do you know what they used to wrap those Cuban cigars? Tobacco leafs from CT. Job creation. Bam
    Oh I know I can in other countries, just would like to get them here in the states legally. This embargo is idiotic.

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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Are you 80 years old or something?

    Last name McCarthy maybe?
    Commie dictators? Does that offend you or something?
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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by kramercat View Post
    We need to end the stupid Cuban embargo... like now.

    "the Americans have lost nearly all international support for the embargo since the collapse of the Soviet Union. No other nation besides the United States has an economic embargo against Cuba."


    Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion


    Having been to Cuba many times, I have always wondered why?

    What threat from this tiny little island of friendly Caribbeans could be so great American must inflict so much damage on her?

    Cuba and Canada share a great feat in history, being two nations that have repelled American invasions, Canada twice. The US maintains a naval base there, against the wishes of the government, which seems like bullying to me. BTW, the base looks ****ing ridiculous from the land side, so much security makes it look like their afraid.

    But what is it that America clings to in this new world order? This new age where she trades even with "Red China", Vietnam is now a friendly touristy destination, Russia and America share space missions, but little Cuba with beautiful tropics and sunsets to die for, is held with contempt to the point the US denies them medications and hospital supplies, refuses to buy her sugar, preferring instead to subsidize your local producers.

    It makes no sense to me, nor the fact I get seriously screwed over trying to visit the US because I have Cuban stamps in my passport..."What they hell does any red blooded Canadian do on a tropical island officer? Try to get laid! The tan is automatic. Or do you think "commie" is contagious?"

    Oh...and another thing? Their auto mechanics are the best in the world. They have 1940's cars running better than some of the new ones and they can't import parts for them, they have to make them.
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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    So your point of them being communist and oppressing their people means nothing. What is the real reason we have an Embargo on Cuba then? Because we can and there is nothing they can do about it? It is ridiculous. We don't like Castro, so let's punish the entire population of a smile island.
    Oh, you need to put a little bit of thought into it. Of course them being filthy commies means something. How could that not mean anything?
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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Hmmm... what was our total damage? I would end it, but only if the Castros and the communist government are gone. In fact, we should just take a page out of Putin's book and take it over. So, let's storm the place, capture (read:kill) the commie leaders, free the oppressed people, and make Cuba a territory of the USA. Our big corporations could crank up that economy and start creating jobs like crazy.

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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Yea, about time to end it.

    Don't care much about the damage, but the policy has long run its' course.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Having been to Cuba many times, I have always wondered why?

    BTW, the base looks ****ing ridiculous from the land side, so much security makes it look like their afraid.
    A military base in a foreign land has high level security measures? Crazy talk.

    Probably the dumbest thing I've read all day.
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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Oh, you need to put a little bit of thought into it. Of course them being filthy commies means something. How could that not mean anything?
    With that attitude, I would never go to New York City, but I am there quite often.

    In all honesty, it means nothing. The government of another nation does not concern me, nor should it concern my nation. Going around the world and changing people's governments to look like ours has not paid off well. We need to stop worrying about the government and start talking about the cultures. I would welcome the Cuban culture.
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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Hmmm... what was our total damage? I would end it, but only if the Castros and the communist government are gone. In fact, we should just take a page out of Putin's book and take it over. So, let's storm the place, capture (read:kill) the commie leaders, free the oppressed people, and make Cuba a territory of the USA. Our big corporations could crank up that economy and start creating jobs like crazy.


    Yeah, sure...invade another country, what the hell?

    I think that's what started this stand off, the US invading with the mafia as a front and Castro kicked their ass out
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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    China hasn't changed, Saudi Arabia hasn't changed. China brought down one of our EP-3 about a decade ago, we still deal with them. We get hacked by China, secrets stolen by china, human rights violations by China. Now if you want to look like a hypocrite, that's on you. Fact is if we feel we benefit directly from it, we deal with dictators. It is idiotic and hypocritical to embargo Cuba and not other dictators and human rights violators.
    Oh, but I wasn't referring to China, or Saudi Arabia. I was talking about Cuba. Clearly these are different countries, at different locations, with different populations, and with different relationships with us.
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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    With that attitude, I would never go to New York City, but I am there quite often.

    In all honesty, it means nothing. The government of another nation does not concern me, nor should it concern my nation. Going around the world and changing people's governments to look like ours has not paid off well. We need to stop worrying about the government and start talking about the cultures. I would welcome the Cuban culture.
    Oh, jeez. That would be one hell of a policy. We don't care about the government of a country. Well, right now the Cuban culture is one of government oppression. I don't welcome that.
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