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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    He did crap for healthcare...
    Well done on rewriting history.

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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Always admired that guy. Two autographs I'd love to have, Fidel Castro and Muhammed Ali.
    Castro rhymes with asshole. Not a coincidence.

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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by Aristaeus View Post
    He did many good things and many not so good things.

    1st world levels of literacy and a longer life expectancy than Americans thanks to the education and health systems. Not so great on the economic front, not helped by a tough US embargo.
    His regime says he did good things.

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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Hope the ****er lands in hell for eternity. Chalk him up there with Hitler, the Kims, Stalin, Mao, and the rest of the lot.

    He deserves no sympathy and grief, when evil leaves this world it should be celebrated.
    Agreed. I'd add Pol Pot and Castro's fellow Stalinist Saddam Hussein to that list of bastards. A sad day for commie America-haters everywhere, but a good one for the rest of us.

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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I have seen rather horrific documentary of the health services to the underprivileged in Cuba in relatively left leaning media. One on German television that showed the state of dental care was particularly revolting. There seem to be two narratives. But, if the question is, whether cuba does medicine better than other miserably poor dictatorships, that is probably yes. But the country could be rich and he kept it poor.
    I've been to Cuba. I've driven down a long back road through farm country and seen a farmhouse beside the road with a big red cross painted on the wall. A doctor lived there and anyone from around could just walk in to his clinic. I've talked to labourers with university degrees and school kids come from all over to a week-long basketball tournament. I've spent days in private houses with suites for tourists, 'casas particulaire', and eaten meals in private homes with tables for twelve paying guests, 'paladares'. I've been down streets and alleys all over Havana and never saw a beggar or hooker or drug dealer or shabby homeless person. here's hitch-hikers everywhere and it's against the law for someone with a government plate to pass them by.
    Obviously it's not the ideal society, but obviously the average Cuban is far better off than the average Jamaican or Dominican. And a long way better off than before the revolution. If there had never been a US embargo Cuba wouldn't have had to turn to the Soviet Union to sell sugar and history would have been different.
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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    Oh chit...Odungo has to lead a 186 person delegation to Cuba for the funeral... another chance to speak out about the evils of the USA and the American people

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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    If there had never been a US embargo Cuba wouldn't have had to turn to the Soviet Union to sell sugar and history would have been different.
    U people blame America every GD chance u get... SICK PLZ MOVE

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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Agreed. I'd add Pol Pot and Castro's fellow Stalinist Saddam Hussein to that list of bastards. A sad day for commie America-haters everywhere, but a good one for the rest of us.
    Saddam Hussein was a Stalinist?
    Damn, boy, I gotta pay more attention, follow your posts.
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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by Aristaeus View Post
    Well done on rewriting history.
    He's not so good at it. The Castro regime has been doing it for decades.
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    Re: Fidel Castro, Longtime Dictator of Cuba, Has Died

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I've been to Cuba. I've driven down a long back road through farm country and seen a farmhouse beside the road with a big red cross painted on the wall. A doctor lived there and anyone from around could just walk in to his clinic. I've talked to labourers with university degrees and school kids come from all over to a week-long basketball tournament. I've spent days in private houses with suites for tourists, 'casas particulaire', and eaten meals in private homes with tables for twelve paying guests, 'paladares'. I've been down streets and alleys all over Havana and never saw a beggar or hooker or drug dealer or shabby homeless person. here's hitch-hikers everywhere and it's against the law for someone with a government plate to pass them by.
    Obviously it's not the ideal society, but obviously the average Cuban is far better off than the average Jamaican or Dominican. And a long way better off than before the revolution. If there had never been a US embargo Cuba wouldn't have had to turn to the Soviet Union to sell sugar and history would have been different.
    How long were you there?

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