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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    What "new direction" are you tlking about? Anything with specifics?
    "Why not try a little trade and diplomacy." It was right there in the quote, you apparently did not bother reading.
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    "Why not try a little trade and diplomacy." It was right there in the quote, you apparently did not bother reading.
    Yes, but is there anything specific? Do you have anything in mind concerning trade (such as what to trade, tariffs, a NAFTA type of agreement) and diplomacy (such as goals, property ownership, human rights, etc.) or it that it? I don't want to put words in your mouth.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Why would Putin celebrate the end of the Cold War? His side lost.
    That's not what I originally commented on... when Dittohead not! stated:

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not!
    I think it must have been about the same time other nations with which we have diplomatic and trade relations became democracies.
    I said someone should tell Putin, meaning "other nations with which we have diplomatic and trade relations become democracies". Someone should tell Putin to become a Democracy.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Yes,everything depends on the death of the Castros and then the difficulties of who the land belongs to that was seized by the Castros. The pre revolutionary owners and their descendents? Auctions? Castros friends and family? It will a mess for decades to come, even after those bastardos croak.
    Perhaps it might be better if the US ambassador had some influence on such decisions.
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    That's not what I originally commented on... when Dittohead not! stated:



    I said someone should tell Putin, meaning "other nations with which we have diplomatic and trade relations become democracies". Someone should tell Putin to become a Democracy.
    Oh, I'm sure he'd take advice like that to heart.
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Perhaps it might be better if the US ambassador had some influence on such decisions.
    If he has no influence than what is the point? These issues should have been discussed before Obama made his decision. How does he negotiate anything from here?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    If he has no influence than what is the point? These issues should have been discussed before Obama made his decision. How does he negotiate anything from here?
    There still is the issue of the embargo. Anyone think Congress will come to any decision on that one?
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    There still is the issue of the embargo. Anyone think Congress will come to any decision on that one?
    It'll remain
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

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    It'll remain
    Due to a decision made by Congress, or due to them not being able to come to a decision?
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    How many Americans are risking life and limb to float off to Cuba ?
    You know what? I would strongly suggest you stop trying to shove a whole nation into a can of one picture to come up with Chateau Breonde.

    If you had actually gone to Cuba, you would see there are many resorts and fine hotels, some of them Canadian chains. There are even banks where you can take out money and some of them are European and Canadian...and they are ALL private sector, for profit operations paying VERY good wages compared to the rest of the Caribbean. You would also that Cuba has a much higher standard of living than many of the "colonial" Caribbean countries.

    Secondly, the picture of what "capitalism" has done to America is foolish, as anyone can crop a picture from anywhere and say, well, this proves that "capitalism" doesn't work.

    I also suggest you do some political science reading as "capitalism" and "communism" aren't really viable terms anymore as few governments are pure capitalist and even fewer are "communist"...China is the fastest growing "free enterprise" economy in the world, while the United States has some antiquated socialist laws not the leats of which is two years of unemployment.
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