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

    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.

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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.
    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.

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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.
    I don't have a problem with it. I have no hard core views one way or the other. If we do we do, if we don't we don't sums up my attitude toward this.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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

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    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.
    That's wonderful, if it leads to greater freedoms for the Cuban people. If it only means more tourism to make the Dictatorship richer than it should be a matter of conscience.

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

    This is great, 54 years of sanctions/embargo has done nothing, its time to stop this insanity. If we can do business with
    china, we certainly can do business with cuba.

    Way to go President Obama


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

    Awesome, awesome news.

    My wife and I have been texting for the past 10 minutes about a trip down before it loses it's "old" Cuba vibe and becomes Disneyland South.
    “Now it is not good for the Christian’s health to hustle the Aryan brown,
    For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles and he weareth the Christian down;
    And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased,
    And the epitaph drear: “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    That's wonderful, if it leads to greater freedoms for the Cuban people. If it only means more tourism to make the Dictatorship richer than it should be a matter of conscience.
    Absolutely. We've already got sources of cigars and rum so the real benefit will be if they back away from prior practices. Who knows, maybe a few families can get back together.

    On a more selfish note, the Yankees could use a better shortstop than Didi Gregorious and Cuba has been known to produce some damned fine ballplayers.

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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.


    There is nothing to fear in Cuba.

    There are endless business possibilities and the as a resort destination there is none better in the Spanish Speaking world.

    Which is why I oppose this. US investment and tourism will ruin it.
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    Re: U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    There is nothing to fear in Cuba.

    There are endless business possibilities and the as a resort destination there is none better in the Spanish Speaking world.

    Which is why I oppose this. US investment and tourism will ruin it.





    Indeed....Let us Normalize those relations. The only thing to fear is fear itself.

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