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News Fidel Castro - Dead at 90

  1. Nov 26, 2016 #1
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  3. Nov 26, 2016 #2

    http://www.npr.org/2016/11/26/66315...90?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=storiesfromnpr
     
  4. Nov 27, 2016 #3

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  5. Nov 30, 2016 #4
    Castro was a brutal dictator who jailed and disappeared too many people. The world is a better place without him. And the accolades keep on coming. What is wrong with this world?
     
  6. Nov 30, 2016 #5
    The reactions to trudeau are pretty good:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...bout-stalin/?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.e2feb9afe711

    The other positive remarks I've seen come from sources you'd expect:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...1749443c5e5_story.html?utm_term=.a9af40fd3e8d
     
  7. Nov 30, 2016 #6

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  8. Nov 30, 2016 #7

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    Maybe I haven't been paying enough attention, but I haven't seen much. Just a little bit of t-shirt activism (copyright: me). I don't think such people have thought-through what they are wearing and shouldn't be taken seriously.
     
  9. Dec 1, 2016 #8

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    The Twilight Zone "Castro' episode.
    http://putlockers.ch/watch-the-twilight-zone-tvshow-season-3-episode-6-online-free-putlocker.html [Broken]
     
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  10. Dec 1, 2016 #9

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    I think the objection is to the fawning dictator-eulogies from some democratically elected political leaders who should know better, most notably Canada's Trudeau, UK's Jeremy Corbyn, EU President Juncker, Ireland's http://www.president.ie/en/media-library/news-releases/statement-by-president-michael-d.-higgins-on-the-death-of-fidel-castro [Broken]. Trudeau's words lead the pack of the silly, and his phrase "Cuba's longest serving President" seems to imagine half a century of elections that never happened. Trudeau's comments inspired a mocking twitter channel, 'TrudeaEulogies', such as:

     
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  11. Dec 2, 2016 #10

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    People love revolutionaries. I also don't think he had a corner on the disappearing people market, even the US does that sort of thing.

    :cry:
     
  12. Dec 2, 2016 #11

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    Usually not so much if the revolution turns the country into a giant gulag.

    What sort of thing? You think Cuba and the US are more or less the same thing with respect to justice systems?
     
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