N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26499 posts, RR: 75 Posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3406 times:
Buzz around the office and a couple websites is that an announcement of Fidel Castro's death may be forthcoming. The Seattle PI has actually picked up the lead from Perez Hilton, of all people. It may be complete and utter or it may hold some merit. Anyone else heard anything?
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LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13116 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3368 times:
Probably not yet, although I (along with the millions of Cubans in the USA) would love for the far too long term of his life to end. If and when Fidel Castro finally dies, it will be a big thing and very much announced, although it may be delayed to the public so arrangements can be made.
Walter747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3349 times:
Quoting N1120A (Thread starter): Buzz around the office and a couple websites is that an announcement of Fidel Castro's death may be forthcoming. The Seattle PI has actually picked up the lead from Perez Hilton, of all people. It may be complete and utter redflag or it may hold some merit. Anyone else heard anything?
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8018 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3207 times:
Even if Castro isn't dead, the very fact he hasn't been seen in public for many months reminds me so much of what happened in the Soviet Union during the first half of the 1980's when several prominent Politburo members passed away after many months of rumors about a Politburo member being seriously ill.
Pope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3019 times:
Quoting N1120A (Thread starter): Buzz around the office and a couple websites is that an announcement of Fidel Castro's death may be forthcoming. The Seattle PI has actually picked up the lead from Perez Hilton, of all people. It may be complete and utter or it may hold some merit. Anyone else heard anything?
Wow! You're posting an thread based on an office rumor that comes at least third hand from the Seattle PI by way of Perez Hilton. I guess you were absent the day they covered reliability of evidence in law school.
YOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4891 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2833 times:
My sister used to work at the Canadian Foreign Ministry, she has already written the press release for when he dies. Nice to see the Canadian government is so proactive eh? I think he's still alive and although I am not a commie I would like to see Cuba remain communist but less brutal after his demise.
Usnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2802 times:
Quoting N1120A (Thread starter): Buzz around the office and a couple websites is that an announcement of Fidel Castro's death may be forthcoming. The Seattle PI has actually picked up the lead from Perez Hilton, of all people.
You gotta be kidding me dude. Office rumor and the Seattle PI?
Let's hope you argue cases with more evidence.....for your clients' sake.
PPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8964 posts, RR: 39
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2789 times:
There has been rumors his health deteriorated, but that has been more or less dismissed. Cuban officials said he is fine, and the U.S. gov't said they have "no reason" to suspect his health deteriorated. So who knows, one side no one can really believe and the other is guessing.
That said, his last public appearance was June 5th. His last article published was from Thursday, and supposedly the government is [still] 100% on Raul's hand.
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YOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4891 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2654 times:
Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 18):
Great! So the prople there can contiue to live in poverty and the women will continue to need to literally prostitute themselves to Canadian and European tourists just to feed their families.
I don't know a single Canadian or European who has bought such services from a Cuban woman (or man for that matter) I did in my earlier post say that I wanted less brutal treatment for the populace though. With that in mind it's clear that you have a bone to pick with communism in general... so I'll stop.
DLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3592 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2616 times:
Quoting YOWza (Reply 20): I don't know a single Canadian or European who has bought such services from a Cuban woman (or man for that matter) I did in my earlier post say that I wanted less brutal treatment for the populace though. With that in mind it's clear that you have a bone to pick with communism in general... so I'll stop.
Communism is nothing more than enslavement of the masses by a political elite. It is a failed and discredited political system. There are alot of members on A.net that could give you a real education on how communist governments actually work. Trying to dress it up with a qualifier of wanting communism in Cuba to continue with"less brutal treatment" is like asking for a rape to continue but with "smaller pe**s".
I find you wishing eternal poverty and hardship with no political freedom on an entire country's population disgusting.
AC777LR From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 487 posts, RR: 40
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2553 times:
Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 18): Great! So the prople there can contiue to live in poverty and the women will continue to need to literally prostitute themselves to Canadian and European tourists just to feed their families.
Very thoughtful of you.
Have you ever been to Cuba? Thats not the case, where are you getting your news CNN?
Tsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2489 times:
I wonder though. Even if he dies he has out lasted how many US presidents?
With his death(if and when) may come change. I just hope the US government doesn't impose it's will on the Cuban people/country or any other Government body. let them decide where they go from his death and the US should aid them in whatever way possible if they want it.
: I don't watch CNN, but you have apparently been brainwashed by the CBC and travel with your eyes closed (or perhaps you were too drunk to see the pov
: ...egad, you say that as if it wouldn't be a more devastating experience! Or, more likely, a combo of the above.
: I love the analogy. Well one could make the point that capitalism is the enslavement of the masses by the social elite. A bit harsh don't you think?
: One might also make the argument that under all political/economic/theological isms the masses enslave themselves by a combination of: Refusal to edu
: No way Dude ,.. I just like... saw him,,, woa... -Spikoli
: Very well said. You speak like a Cuban, are you? Well I am and I live in Miami, FL. Here in Miami the word is that it's just a rumor. But I do not th
: The only rearly long lasting leeder with as much time in office as Castro is the Queen of United kingdom and Common Wealth but unlike Fiddel she dosen
: Ugh I think this user is due for a YYZ meet to tell me how he really feels, seriously why don't you get off your high horse and travel to Cuba. I am
: The Cuban delegation at the Pan-American games in Rio this summer left the day before the closing ceremony, for fears of more athletes running away to
: According to wikipedia, who quotes the IMF and the CIA World Fact Book, the Dominican Republic's per capita is more than twice that of Cuba. Differen
: Well ya that could be the case, I am not sure. My main tiff with that idiot up there, he said
: Obviously you are full of shit! You don't know what you are talking about. My family is miserable in Cuba, if it wasn't for us here in the USA who se
: I'm going in the first week of October, if I bump into him I'll say hi for you. YOWza
: Who are you calling an idiot! It really shows the strength of your position when your only retort is to call me a name. Just because you believe in t
: This all a rumor and nothing more. Hope you're going to fly Cubana and write a trip report. I've been to Cuba and yes it's poor but I've seen place MU
: The prostitution part only came in when YOWza said that Cuba did not have people whoring to feed their families due to Castro's failed communist econ
: The I agree 100%. It's ALL or NOTHING!!!
: DLPMMM: We're you the user that was against sex outside of marriage in another thread? When Cuba becomes capitalist again, the prostitution will still
: Not me, as it is the only type of sex I have. (Hetero and never married). I am actually the one that suggested that the government quit recognizing a
: Well I also lived in LLW for a number of years and it's dead last on the list on wikipedia maybe commie Cuba is less evil than attempted democracy in
: Ok cool. I just wanted to make sure you were not speaking from a prudish point of view. Regardless of what government changes take place, nothing
: According to the website below is Fidel already dead for many years http://www.uncoveror.com/castro.htm
: Lijnden: That is a funny link but not entirely impossible. Many old men in Cuba has taken on the Fidel look. One of the 5 pilots on our IL-62 looked l
: So because there are some people who live under a corrupt African government that are even worse off, then the people of Cuba should continue to be r
: Unfortunately Cuba in 2007 is a drastically different place than the Cuba our families left. IMHO the general population has become so used to living
: They also say that he's much more "stricter" than Castro is, so my fear is that Raúl could keep an even worse stranglehold on Cubans than Fidel ever
: DLPMMM: The prostitution part is a non-issue. It will continue and it goes on here in America and the rest of the world for the same exact reasons. By
: Half-cocked insult from a non-lawyer again? Ouch And apparently you paid no attention to my first post.
: So are Salvador Allende, Augusto Pinochet, and Juan Peron.
: Superfly: I agree that prostitution is not the main issue here My point was and still is that this original statement: is thoughtless and in my opnio
: I interpreted his statement differently. I read it as he'd rather see a more perfect/idealistic form of Communism. Communism has existed in name but
: Communism would only work in a society where everyone is perfect. And we will never get there. The big problem with communism, regardless of whether M
: Yahn, your a big shot eh, I bet your just some old sole who travels on the internet and thats about it Your a real peace of work, glad to see you are
: I thought it was a four man cockpit (Captain, First Officer, Flight Engineer, Navigator). Who's the fifth man in an IL6 cockpit?
: The argument was the certain implementations of communism may be less harmful than failed democracy. The lesser of two evils. Because you are so blin
: I'll take that bet. How much? US dollars please. So do you concur with YOWza in his wish for the continuation of communism in Cuba after Fidel's demi
: I will ignore your childish insults. More to the point is that the most sucessful communist regeimes have proven to be only marginally better than a t
: Withdrawn post. This thread is going nowhere.[Edited 2007-08-28 02:23:37]