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

    Best tweet:

    "It is crucial that we do not abandon the Cuban embargo, given its obvious success in ousting the communist regime"
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    How do you figure that? (Not to change the subject)
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    No. No. Go the other way.

    As my late wife used to say "it's OK to look, but remember you're taking it out on me."

    As long as only your eyes stray, you're cool.
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Former President, many years of work life ahead, global contacts, One World Order creditials. He's set, the package is already assembled.
    Hyperbolic blather
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Former President, many years of work life ahead, global contacts, One World Order creditials. He's set, the package is already assembled.
    Naahhh.

    Anyway; how do you think that the Cuban people will react to this? Moreover, what do think Castro will say? His brother will do the bidding I'm sure.
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Naahhh.

    Anyway; how do you think that the Cuban people will react to this? Moreover, what do think Castro will say? His brother will do the bidding I'm sure.
    I think they will believe anything would be better than what Socialism, or whatever you want to call the politics of Cuba, has done to them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    "Just because you're on a diet doesn't mean you can't look at the menu."
    Why be on a diet?

    Marry the right woman, treat her right [semi-goddess worked for me] and you have everything.
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    I oppose it because of how it was done. Another Obama E.O. then turns around and wants Congress to make it permanent. Also Obama was disingenuous with his remarks.
    Marco Rubio said the U.S. and Cuba were moving toward normalized banking and trade ties. He also said the U.S. was poised to open an embassy in Havana in the coming months.

    "This is going to do absolutely nothing to further human rights and democracy in Cuba," Rubio said in an interview. "But it potentially goes a long way in providing the economic lift that the Castro regime needs to become permanent fixtures in Cuba for generations to come."

    He's right. The people won't benefit from this. They will still be issued their allotted bags of beans and rice while the government gets rich.

    It seems like every week from Obama we get a new E.O. dramatically changing just about anything. One week it is writing legislation from the WH on Obamacare. Another week it is making his own appointees avoiding the confirmation process in Congress. Another week it is granting amnesty and changing immigration laws. Another was to give the EPA power to advance Cap-n-Trade ..... decision based upon his goals and wishes that fit into the UN's plan of their international global warming carbon taxing agenda. And now this!

    An abuse of executive power I have never seen the likes of in my lifetime. A constitutional crisis in the making.

    Well, he did promise 'change'.

    But you're wrong, the people of Cuba will likely benefit a lot from the new changes. For one thing, Cubans will have more access to the internet and maybe even start doing more trade with the US. Their relatives in the US will also be able to send them more money. The US will also be opening a new embassy in Havana which will help normalize diplomatic relations and bring about mutual cooperation in many areas such as healthcare, immigration and fighting ebola. What isn't changing, at least not right away is the restrictions on US tourism. Only congress can change that. Which begs the question, why are US citizens less free to travel?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Hyperbolic blather
    Ok. Don't be so hard on yourself, let others judge what you have written before you warn them what is coming.

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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.
    That's just what my husband said.
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