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Your Favorite Things; Cuba  
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39825 posts, RR: 74
Posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

Heck, why not hop on the bandwagon?!? Big grin

What are some of the things you admire about Cuba?


Sexy Cubanas! Big grin




Classic American cars


Great people and diversity


Good cheap beer and rum


Great music!
Awesome culture

Communism
No capitalism
No starbucks, coke, pepsi, blockbuster video, krispy kreme and other US/UK corperate garbage.

Cubana

An airline that flys Soviet, US and Western European aircraft.


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A leader that will not back down and kiss his neighbors a$$ just because they are a superpower;
Fidel Castro

A leftist who realizes that peace rallies and lighting candles will only achieve little results. Some times you have to kick some a$$!

Viva la revolucion!  Big thumbs up  Smokin cool


Bring back the Concorde
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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3557 times:



Patrick


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3556 times:

I like the US embargo against Cuba, for a purely Canadian reason......Canadian businesses are enjoying a huge trade with Cuba (as are Mexican & European firms) due to the US absense.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineDeltaASA16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

Don't forget the cigars people  Big thumbs up





DeltaASA16


User currently offlineFLYING MACHINE From Spain, joined May 2002, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

The very friendly people!
One of the best baseball players!


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16855 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3531 times:

"Your Favorite Things; Cuba"

Democracy, Freedom of Speech.

When Castro dies in the next 10-15 years Cuba will be Free, no more political dissidents, no more executions after a one day trial.



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3507 times:

When Castro dies in the next 10-15 years Cuba will be Free, no more political dissidents, no more executions after a one day trial.

Actually, no. Fidel has hand-picked his brother to succeed him (Raul is his name, I think). He is said to be even more of a hardliner than Fidel.

Neil



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6213 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3493 times:

Cuban Men

Chepos



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineKAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1958 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

A leftist who realizes that peace rallies and lighting candles will only achieve little results. Some times you have to kick some a$$!

I think they best judgement of this guy would be to ask the people that have actually lived there what they think about Castro....hmmmmm....I wonder what they'll say.........


User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3477 times:



What else would be my favorite? The musical culture is extroardinary there. One of my dreams has been to play trumpet in Havana, Cuba.

Cheers
-Mike


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

My new FAVORITE DRINK.........a Cuban 'Mojito'

Ingredients:
3 fresh Mint sprigs
2 tsp Sugar
3 tblsp Lemon juice (or lime), fresh
1 1/2 oz Light rum
Club soda, Chilled

Mixing instructions:
In a tall thin glass, crush part of the mint with a fork to coat the inside. Add the sugar and lemon juice and stir thoroughly. Top with ice. Add rum and mix. Top off with the club soda (or seltzer). Add a lemon slice and the remaining mint. Serves one.

(ACTUALLY....the Cuban place I get them says don't 'add sugar and lemon', but rather pre-mixed 'sugar water and bitters')


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39825 posts, RR: 74
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3455 times:

Heavymetal:
Thanks for those proper details about the right portions of mojito ingredients.


SSTjumbo:
You should go down there before it's too late. As a musician, you will find visiting Cuba is more like a pilgramage.

Viva la revolicion!  Smokin cool  Big thumbs up



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3441 times:

Well ...

BACARDI Rum (especially the black and the 8 years)

- Bacardi has been founded in Santiago de Cuba but they moved to Bahamas



Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3423 times:

The grandfather I never met. Thanks to the embargo my father never got to visit his dads grave either which was his greatest wish to the day he died.

Superfly, I tend to respect your viewpoint and on this, I generally do. However, as much as I respect the point Castro may have made 45 years ago, he has become just another dictator. Moderatley benevolent compared to most the US has supported but still an oppressive dictator. Does anyone suppose that he cares a whit about the people he "freed" from Batiststa. None I know.

Of course it could be just as bad. We could, as we did 40 years ago, support another attempt to overthrow Castro. Then we'd have "our" dictator in power so that we'd be happy.

My point" Hell, I'm not sure except that I do not think that Castro is anything better than a despot and the US embargo is truly stupid.

Night all.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39825 posts, RR: 74
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3417 times:

IMissPiedmont:
Castro may be an old dictator at this point but I am sure things will get worse for Cuba once he goes.
Cuba may become another Cancun.  Sad



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineDAVID B. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3384 times:

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy LOL Big grin


Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3382 times:

Superfly: go live there if it's such a great fucking place, OK? See if you can get on A.net from there, and dissent with THAT government.

We have our right-wing lunatics on here, and then we have Superfly.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39825 posts, RR: 74
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3380 times:

Alpha1:
You watch your mouth with that profanity. There are children present! Big grin

Why would I go there to dissent there government in the first place?
My hands are full here.  Smile



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3377 times:

Cubaaaa...!! The place is great no doubt..atleast one visit in a lifetime to Havana is a must.I went there this March and we had a great time there.....Superfly my list of favorite cuban things is strikingly similar to yours Big grin

Yyz717: You like the US embargo on Cuba???Just because some Canadians can make extra money you think it is worth it for the entire nation of such nice and friendly people to live in such hopeless conditions and have almost no prospects of prosperity in life???


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3373 times:

You watch your mouth with that profanity. There are children present!

I can't help it if you're around, Superfly.

Why would I go there to dissent there government in the first place?
My hands are full here.

"Wooooosh!!!" That one went right over your head, Superfly. That's the point-you still can dissent here; if you were opposed to the government there, you'd end up against the wall, with a bunch of rifles pointed at your head. And you actually thing it's a great place? ROTFLMAO.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39825 posts, RR: 74
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3372 times:

Alpha1:
Didn't go over my head at all. I knew what you were trying to say.
I know Cuba has its's problems too and I never said it was the greatest government on earth. I have a better view of Canada and Sweden.

I am sorry if I drive your emotions Alpha1.
Maybe you can use a cigar and a mojito to help sooth your nerves. It's only an Internet message board.  Smile

Viva la revolucion!  Smokin cool



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3367 times:

Yyz717: You like the US embargo on Cuba???Just because some Canadians can make extra money you think it is worth it for the entire nation of such nice and friendly people to live in such hopeless conditions and have almost no prospects of prosperity in life???

My comment was sarcastic. Of course some Canadian businesses benefit from the US embargo on Cuba. However, don't assume that US trade alone would turn Cuba into a first-world nation. It would help improve the lives of ordinary Cubans but many (most?) would still live in poverty even with normalized US relations.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39825 posts, RR: 74
Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3346 times:

KHI747:
Tell us more about your Cuba experience.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3337 times:


One Word: CUBANA!

Do they hire foreign pilots to fly their 'eastern' aircraft?






User currently offlineZeus01 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

My favorite things!!!

Oppression!


Lack of any personal freedoms!



Civil Rights Violations!




Being poor!




Seriously, Cuba is no paradise under Castro. Thats why cubans risk their lives to come here on rafts. I think any other perception is horribly misconstrued.

Real favorite things: Cigars (Romeo Y Julieta' Havana #5), Cuban women and cuban esspresso/beer


25 Post contains images Superfly : Zeus01: Since when have you been sooooo concerned about 'civil rights'? Since when have you been sooooo concerned about the poor? Since when have you
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