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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    We should have just done this with Polpot, Ho Chi Minh, Osama bin Laden, and Adolph Hitler.

    It would have been so much easier.

    By the way, Cubans here in the US are pissed off about this.

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years | Reuters

    I'm actually cautiously optimistic about this. We've had a rather odd relationship with Cuba ever since their fight for independence 100+ years ago but simple proximity makes some kind of normalization a matter of practicality.
    Not to be the party pooper here, but doesn't the US have legislation and congressional action in place from previous administrations? How is it that the President decides, on his own, that all goes in the trash without any consultation or congressional action?

    It matters little to me - Canada has a fairly open relationship with Cuba and they basically provide Canada with nothing with the exception of a cheap Caribbean island to visit with one star accommodations. No big deal.

    As an aside, seems to me that Obama is basically that unpopular kid in highschool who takes pleasure out of being an a-one asshole just to irritate everyone else. If you don't like him, he'll show you. You're going to have two years of this childishness. Get used to it.
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    What a stupid comment.

    New wealth will flow in, all the better for the Cuban people.



    China smartened up and gave up on that communist drivel years ago, it's just communist in name alone. I'd expect a similar thing for Cuba as things improve for them.

    I remember reading about Raul trying to open things up in Cuba economically even before this.


    Thank you for that useless observation. YOU may want Disney****inglands and McPoison's all over the place, but I do not.

    And thank you for that stupid and arrogant comment. have a nice day
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Thank you for that useless observation. YOU may want Disney****inglands and McPoison's all over the place, but I do not.

    And thank you for that stupid and arrogant comment. have a nice day

    Nobody cares what you want.

    The Cuban people should exploit their resources to their benefit while working with American/foreign investors, it's very simple and not hard to understand. Your comment just wreaks of self-righteous, anti-American nonsense. Get over yourself, what is wrong with you? You have a great day too.

    Lmao, it's like I'm on a youtube comment section. Good lord.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    We should have just done this with Polpot, Ho Chi Minh, Osama bin Laden, and Adolph Hitler.

    It would have been so much easier.

    By the way, Cubans here in the US are pissed off about this.
    While Cuba is caught in the totalitarian grip of the Castro regime, to compare them to Hitler or Polpot is way too much. Cuba is one of the least worst dictatorships in the world -- I know it's not a high bar being set, but still. We deal with far worse people.

    Cuban-Americans down in here in South Florida are more split than you'd assume.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/cuban-am...rgo-1403035243
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Oh lord, Ted Cruz on CNN now...what an asshat. He is pulling out every dogwhistle baloney statement....

    Wolf is burning him on why he supports the US trading with China...
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Not sure if it was done the right way. This is sure to cause some real problems within the Cuban American community. But it IS the right end result. The best way to help the poor and oppressed in Cuba is to expand their economic opportunities and expose them to greater opportunities for financial gain. Long term win.

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Interesting perspective. I haven't really contemplated this much outside of cigars and baseball players. You have prompted me to look into this with some more attention to detail.
    Like I stated earlier, Senator Rubio blasted Obama's actions and showed just how disingenuous he was in making it out that Congress was not working on issues with Cuba. Today we also heard from Senator Medendez on the left. He is livid over Obama's actions.

    Menendez on Obama Cuba deal: 'I think it stinks' | NJ.com

    Obama waited till Congress convened for the holidays to pull his latest E.O. move and left them totally off guard. This man is dangerous. There is no other way to put it.

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

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    Indeed....Let us Normalize those relations. The only thing to fear is fear itself.
    After Cuban women, Cuban food and cigars are my favorites.

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Like I stated earlier, Senator Rubio blasted Obama's actions and showed just how disingenuous he was in making it out that Congress was not working on issues with Cuba. Today we also heard from Senator Medendez on the left. He is livid over Obama's actions.

    Menendez on Obama Cuba deal: 'I think it stinks' | NJ.com

    Obama waited till Congress convened for the holidays to pull his latest E.O. move and left them totally off guard. This man is dangerous. There is no other way to put it.
    I dont think most people appreciate just how bad the Cuban commies have made life for people there.

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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

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