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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    China has an unusual system, but it works for them. They took the best from our system and meshed it with theirs, it appears.
    Human, civil, labor and environmental rights are not recognized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Human, civil, labor and environmental rights are not recognized.
    Greetings, ecofarm.

    I understand that China has said it will not be ready to join in on global climate change rules until 2030? This on top of them getting the okay from us to build dozens of coal-fired utilities in the meantime, while the EPA is in the process of shutting our coal-burning utilities down? What's going on?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, ecofarm.

    I understand that China has said it will not be ready to join in on global climate change rules until 2030? This on top of them getting the okay from us to build dozens of coal-fired utilities in the meantime, while the EPA is in the process of shutting our coal-burning utilities down? What's going on?
    Same ol' same ol'.

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

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    So, the Canadians want to keep it all to themselves. Oh, well, the US does have places of its own with warm water and sandy beaches.
    (grin!)
    We have them, too, but the shelf life is a couple of months, tops. I know several Canucks who bail every October to a more, um, salubrious climate in the US.
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Human, civil, labor and environmental rights are not recognized.
    Yup, the best system for them.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, the Canadians want to keep it all to themselves. Oh, well, the US does have places of its own with warm water and sandy beaches.
    Greetings, Dittohead not!

    Yes, but where are the casas particulaire and the paladares in our country? I have no idea what they are, and I'm not going to look them up right now, but if tourism is allowed, I've just got to go see what Grand Mal is talking about! If it's anything like Mexico City, it sounds like fun! The huge Zocalo {open-air market} there took days to shop at, and I bought a lot of stuff since the conversion rate from dollars to the peso was very favorable at that time. I bought a five pound chunk of raw amethyst for a few dollars to use as a paperweight, and I was astonished when I got home and had it appraised! I gave it away as a gift, unfortunately, and I've been kicking myself ever since! I should have bought two!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The exiles seem to be doing rather well in Florida. The older generation may want to go back once Castro is gone, but the younger ones are Americans now.
    Were they set up to fail? If they were, it didn't work, did it? They've been in power since 1960.

    If there are human rights violations in the future, we will be able to impose sanctions. What would we do currently?

    How didn't it work? Where are they at economically, again? Their ideology has failed. Who can they turn to? Russia? NKorea? Who can help them turn things around?

    Moreover how does BO's rhetoric stand up with his own words over Assad and Gadhafi. Castros are no different. How can BO accept one and not the other, huh?

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

    Restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba? What's with all this eruption of sanity in Washington? » Spectator Blogs

    This is not – repeat not - going soft on Cuba. It’s getting tough with Cuba. The old approach has had half a century to work and yet, golly, the Castros are still there, still running their sunshine-soaked island gulag. By any reasonable measure the old approach has failed. Every sensible person knows this. Every reasonable person knows just about any alternative policy could hardly do worse. So why not try something different? If the embargo was going to topple the Castros’ nasty little regime it would have done so by now. Perhaps capitalism should be given a chance instead.
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    How is that spat between Rand Paul and Marco Rubio going?
    Only Rubio could allow himself to be pigeonholed as an "isolationist" .
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    It’s getting tough with Cuba. The old approach has had half a century to work and yet, golly, the Castros are still there, still running their sunshine-soaked island gulag.
    Hey Kobie, why dont you extend this logic to the war on poverty as well? Is it because its a means to get democrat party votes?

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