Fidel Castro - Dead at 90

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has died at age 90, according to Cuban state media, confirms NPR.

Castro, who took power in the Cuban revolution in 1959, led his country for nearly 50 years.

After undergoing intestinal surgery, Castro had ceded power in July 2006, to his younger brother Raul, who announced his death late Friday on Cuban state television.

Under Fidel Castro's direction, Cuba became the one and only communist state in the Western Hemisphere...

http://www.npr.org/2016/11/26/6631562/former-cuban-leader-fidel-castro-dies-at-age-90?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=storiesfromnpr
 
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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?
 
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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?
The reactions to trudeau are pretty good:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/11/26/trudeau-called-castro-a-remarkable-leader-twitter-imagined-what-he-would-say-about-stalin/?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.e2feb9afe711

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/from-a-parade-of-foreign-leaders-a-glowing-farewell-to-fidel-castro/2016/11/29/6a9514c8-b5a8-11e6-939c-91749443c5e5_story.html?utm_term=.a9af40fd3e8d
 
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... And the accolades keep on coming. What is wrong with this world?
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.
 
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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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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.
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:

Remember Sauron.
Industrialized Morder and brought full employment to millions of hard working Orcs. So he made a few mistakes. Let's not dwell on that.
 
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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?
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.

Trudeau's comments inspired a mocking twitter channel, 'TrudeaEulogies', such as:
Today we mourn Jabba the Hutt, a community organizer, dedicated to the economic revitalization of the outer-rim territories. #TrudeaEulogies
:cry:
 
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People love revolutionaries.
Usually not so much if the revolution turns the country into a giant gulag.

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