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

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    He hasn't nullified any laws.



    That you don't care about about changing our stupid policy with Cuba doesn't make it 'childish.'
    What's childish is Obama's way of governing. If you can't see his petulance or choose to ignore it, that's on you not me.
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    On a practical front, anything that would make fine Cuban cigars more available in the US is all the reason to restore some level of cooperation.
    I have always liked Boston Legal arguments.

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

    Probably the smartest thing Obama has yet done in office...which is pretty sad, actually.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTrumps View Post
    “Is there no tyrant or anti-American center in the world that Obama will not appease for nothing in return?” - Charles Krauthammer on Cuba
    Oh my God! The sky is falling!!!

    Better grab another glass of Kool-Aid.
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTrumps View Post
    “Is there no tyrant or anti-American center in the world that Obama will not appease for nothing in return?” - Charles Krauthammer on Cuba
    What makes you think that warming relations with Cuba has no benefit?
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    As is usual, Obama went back on what he said earlier and, also as usual, Charles nails it. Krauthammer: US gave away 'huge bargaining chip' in Cuba changes | Fox News
    Who gives a **** what Charles Krauthammer has to say. You fox news worshippers are somthing else.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    I got an Irish dual citizenship about 10 years ago, nice to have, EU citizenship, I can also go to Brazil without paying $170 and waiting for a visa. Quite legal, even got hired with the State dept with dual citizenship...though I didn't take the job ultimately (offered 1 year after interviews and background checks). For Irish citizenship, you need a parent, or grandparent born in Ireland.
    Damn. My great grandparents (on my mother's side) were born in Ireland, but my grandparents were born here. That would have been cool to have an Irish dual citizenship.

    Is it normal to have to go through a year's worth of background checks and interviews for the State Department, or was that because of the dual citizenship?
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    I was watching French News, and they had a live report from Cuba: the reporter said that the communist party is very well entrenched there; word was getting out, but like you said, some like it, some don't. I must say that one thing occurred to me while watching el heffe' make his statement this morning from the White House: this could be Obama's way of really overthrowing the Castro regime all together...
    Where do you get a French news feed? Is it on your television or the internet?

    I was watching different networks last night and can't believe how all over the place people are on this. It's one of those issues that seems to be NOT cut and dry. I don't think it's got a real partisan split either.
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Damn. My great grandparents (on my mother's side) were born in Ireland, but my grandparents were born here. That would have been cool to have an Irish dual citizenship.

    Is it normal to have to go through a year's worth of background checks and interviews for the State Department, or was that because of the dual citizenship?
    The background checks take about 3 months, then you wait for an opening. Thing is, you don't know where you will be sent, and there is a chance you end up in DC. I had been hired before, about 12 years ago, but no openings came open. This last time, just bad timing...
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    The background checks take about 3 months, then you wait for an opening. Thing is, you don't know where you will be sent, and there is a chance you end up in DC. I had been hired before, about 12 years ago, but no openings came open. This last time, just bad timing...
    I'd love to work in the State Department. In fact I think it's the only part of government I would want to work in.
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