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Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Mon May 05, 2003 10:25 pm

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$$!

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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Mon May 05, 2003 11:07 pm



Patrick
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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Mon May 05, 2003 11:17 pm

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.

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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Mon May 05, 2003 11:22 pm

Don't forget the cigars people  Big thumbs up





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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Mon May 05, 2003 11:41 pm

The very friendly people!
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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Tue May 06, 2003 12:03 am

"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.
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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Tue May 06, 2003 2:58 am

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.

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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Tue May 06, 2003 3:50 am

Cuban Men

Chepos
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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Tue May 06, 2003 4:23 am

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.........
 
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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Tue May 06, 2003 5:02 am



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

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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Tue May 06, 2003 5:36 am

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')
 
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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Tue May 06, 2003 6:46 am

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.

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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Tue May 06, 2003 7:13 am

Well ...

BACARDI Rum (especially the black and the 8 years)

- Bacardi has been founded in Santiago de Cuba but they moved to Bahamas
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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Tue May 06, 2003 2:07 pm

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.
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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Tue May 06, 2003 6:02 pm

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
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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Wed May 07, 2003 11:36 am

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy LOL Big grin
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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Wed May 07, 2003 11:52 am

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.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Wed May 07, 2003 12:32 pm

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
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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Wed May 07, 2003 12:42 pm

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???
 
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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Wed May 07, 2003 12:51 pm

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.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Wed May 07, 2003 12:59 pm

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

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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Wed May 07, 2003 1:09 pm

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.
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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Thu May 08, 2003 4:37 pm

KHI747:
Tell us more about your Cuba experience.
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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Thu May 08, 2003 7:31 pm


One Word: CUBANA!

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




 
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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Fri May 09, 2003 11:08 am

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
 
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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Fri May 09, 2003 2:31 pm

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 been sooooo concerned about oppression?
Since when have you been sooooo concerned about Lack of any personal freedoms!?


Thanks gawd for our friends in Saudi Arabia I guess.  Yeah sure

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RE: Your Favorite Things; Cuba

Sat May 10, 2003 4:08 am

The women  Big thumbs up

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