Time for a change.
Hopefully there will be some.
So Castro's brother will rule for another 50 years? What will change?
How much of the US' Cuba policy has to do with Fidel Castro himself? I would imagine the missile crisis is a major component.
Does he have a dumber son with the same first name?
Our warmest felicitations to our American cousins who will no longer have to live under the constant fear of Cuban aggression.
Maybe now we'll be permitted to eat those Cuban Sandwiches they serve down in the cafeteria.
Too bad this couldn't have waited until after the end of the Bush presidency, particularly given the Aristide kidnapping and all. Hopefully he's shamed too much by Iraq at this point for any more cowboy glory-seeking.⚛
Can you call them freedom sandwiches ?
Not until there is a McDonalds and a Burger King and a Pizza Hut on every corner in Cuba and a Wal-mart in every town. Only then will they truly be free.
P.S. Guantanamo is the only place in Cuba where there's a McDonalds right now. Let's see how long it takes that to change.⚛
How amusing! Here's some more: perhaps Castro could anoint an inbred Royal Family with a http://www.salon.com/sept97/news/news970902.html" [Broken] heir to the thrown.
Yes it was all CIA propaganda. Cuban troops or advisers in: Angola (50,000 troops), Ethiopia (24,000), Yemen, Grenada. Congo, Nicaragua
We are very impressed, it's taken the royal houses of Europe centuries to acheive this level of imbicility - whats the secret to doing it so quickly?
So with them all safely in Africa they aren't likely to invade Florida!
Sending troops to Nicaragua! Gasp! Clearly Cuba is the arch-enemy of freedom and democracy. Why, the only more fiendish thing they could do would be if they sold armaments to a fundamentalist Islamic regime and then gave that money to a murderous revolutionary faction in Nicaragua.
You're not seriously going to criticize Cuba for taking sides in conflicts elsewhere in the world, are you? When the U.S. is going to be heading into its 5th year occupying Iraq shortly?⚛
See the context. It was in response to a pretense that Cuba was never a military threat to anyone. The big bad US and little old helpless Cuba theme.
Ah, I see. You were just responding to some America-bashing with some Brit-bashing. Well I'm all for bashing the Brits! They've got big ears and silly swear-words.⚛
Freedom isn't when they build a McDonalds, or a Burger King. Its when they build both of them and one goes out of business.
I'm probably getting played, but you aren't serious, are you? My point was that they already have freedom in Cuba, it just isn't our kind of freedom.⚛
Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!
They have freedom in jail too. It just isn't my kind of freedom.
Yeah, the Cuban idea of freedom being compatible with Castro ruling for life doesn't fit. But dude, you just said that McDonalds and Burger King competing is true freedom. Does it really fit better that our idea of freedom involves the franchises of multinational corporations being able to duke it out, or Monsanto successfully suing farmers out of existence because some GMO pollen blew into their field, or smoking in all restaurants being outlawed in some states, or the Bay of Pigs invasion, or invading and occupying Iraq for the past 5 years and who knows how many more, or the government seizing land rights from private owners to protect the environment?
I don't think we're the ones to be schooling Cuba on what freedom is.⚛
Yes, wasn't claiming any American exceptionalism. Hey Captain, whats with the ⚛?
Yes, any business large or small. Let the customers decide who will prosper. When the government decides who is allowed to do business, you end up with Cuban freedom.
Everyone large or small must have access to the legal system or you end up with Cuban freedom.
Smoking in the ICU is outlawed as well. Under the current system, you can smoke and I can refrain. What's wrong with that? You can even smoke Cubans, you just have to step outside that's all.
The regime behind Bay of Pigs is no longer in power and the regime behind the Iraq occupation is going away soon. The alternative is Cuban freedom.
You are right, this is not freedom. Neither is it a reason to head south. Under Cuban freedom they take your land too.
Yes, we should. We should build all kinds of businesses and watch 80% of them fail. We should preserve our precious freedoms and those of our neighbors. We should do things that other people don't want us to do. The Cubans, and the world can see what a noisy thing freedom is, and may their tongues hang out.
That's the Unicode atomic symbol, which looks like the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutherford_model" [Broken]. If it looks like a question mark to you that means that your computer doesn't fully support Unicode, or at least that all of the fonts you have are missing that character.
http://dejavu.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page" [Broken] that contains symbols like that and also most of the scientific and mathematical character sets. I think it would work with Windows, Mac, or Linux, as long as your system supports Unicode in general.⚛
I wondered about that - it displays as a thick forward slash on opera+windows XP.
What is the numerical equivalent of the character?
Separate names with a comma.