Real photos of Cuba - Page 4




 
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Boots
 
June 29th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
Sources means a link or a document so that others may verify what you claim.

Also it is not illegal to go to Cuba there are no direct flights but you can get there from Mexico easily enough. The fine is if you spend US currency in the country. Simple enough to avoid by changing your money to pesos in Mexico first and then enjoy the paradise of your dreams.

I know three American businessmen who are doing business with Cuban companies and have no trouble whatsoever with travel or otherwise.
June 29th, 2006  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Hey Dark_Mark, I was born and raised in Cuba. I have trully lived under the wonders of communism and socialism. And guess what, there's a reason why I now live in the USA.

And since you have a picture of the American Communist Party Logo on as your Avatar. You have now been put on my list. Enjoy.
June 29th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
Oh god, not the list, I was on "the list" for awhile, oh the horrors!

I didn't even know the Democrats had a hammer and sickle logo... all this time I thought it was a jackass, erm, donkey.
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Boots
June 29th, 2006  
Ted
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5.56X45mm
And since you have a picture of the American Communist Party Logo on as your Avatar. You have now been put on my list. Enjoy.
Am I already on your list Luis? I have been trying my best for nearly 1900 posts and he just puts up an avatar and that's it! It's not fair!

But it is true that Cuba isn't the nicest place to spend your holiday and I have heard many stories of friends and colleques who are appalled by what they see. So it is a dung-hole, but never forget that nobody succesfuly pulls of a revolution if it is paradise on earth. Why isn;t there a revolution in Sweden or Holland or America if you like?
June 29th, 2006  
major liability
 
 
Wow, I had "socialist" in my sig for a while (I was young and stupid... last week) and I didn't get on the list!

Check your radar, 5.56!
June 29th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
The US has revolutions at set periodic intervals, we call them elections.
June 29th, 2006  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark_Mark
I apologize. My sources: UNESCO, UNDP, UNSD, EPICA, CIA World Fact Book, UNICEF & the Cuban Ministry of Public Health. If you find any of these sources rejectable or in any way invalid, let me know.

And as I said, I cannot go to Cuba, as it is illegal. However, I will go if you are willing to pay my $250,000 fine, Tom.
sources, with links please..

thanks
June 29th, 2006  
loki
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5.56X45mm
Hey Dark_Mark, I was born and raised in Cuba. I have trully lived under the wonders of communism and socialism. And guess what, there's a reason why I now live in the USA.
The way I see it, Cuba is a lot like the GDR was. The regime uses opression whenever it sees its power endangered. It doesn't trust its people so it needs a secret police, secret informants and the like which causes distrust among people. Like in the GDR, the regime is trying to provide its people with consumer goods to contain dissatisfaction with the state but fails more often than not.

However your argumentation "Cuba is a hellhole because of the communists" just doesn't work if you look at the rest of latin america. How about Haiti? The poorest country in the western hemisphere. Cuba is as much of a hellhole as most of its non-communist neighbors. Considering that they have to deal with the embargo they are actually doing pretty well. Thats just the facts. There is still enough to dislike about the Castro regime when it comes to individual liberties.
June 29th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 

Your sarcasm only reinforces my sense that you are an ill-informed, impressionable teenager, and will only get you more grief from me and other members.
June 29th, 2006  
Dark_Mark
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bulldogg
Oh god, not the list, I was on "the list" for awhile, oh the horrors!

I didn't even know the Democrats had a hammer and sickle logo... all this time I thought it was a jackass, erm, donkey.
The CPUSA makes every democrat look like a wuss.

If you guys want hyperlinks, fine, but all you have to do is google the source and click the desired country's link (in this case Cuba).

http://www.uis.unesco.org/profiles/E...aspx?code=1920

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/...s/cu.html#Econ

http://hdr.undp.org/statistics/data/countries.cfm?c=CUB

http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/...tatistics.html

http://worldperspective.usherbrooke....BRTC.ZS-SH.MED

And how exactly HORRIBLE was your experience in Cuba 5.56? Did you have electricity? A TV? Running water? Food? Sanitation services?

I strongly suspect that you only think Cuba was so bad because you now live in the U.S.A. and lack proper perspective. If you had any of those services mentioned above, then you lived in much better conditions than millions of others in South America and the Caribbean. And for the record, a vast majority of Cubans do enjoy those services.

Don't like my avatar? I have a nice republican elephant decorated with swastikas instead of stars if you want me to change it.

Yes, there is a travel ban. I would need a license, and licenses are not given for tourist purposes. If that isn't a travel ban, then I don't know what is.

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_p.../cis_1097.html
 


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