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  1. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    17 Dec '14 23:13
    Well, anyone out there stupid enough to think that normalizing relations with Cuba is a bad idea?
  2. Standard member finnegan
    GENS UNA SUMUS
    17 Dec '14 23:28
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Well, anyone out there stupid enough to think that normalizing relations with Cuba is a bad idea?
    Normal relations with the USA has some downsides it must be said.
  3. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    18 Dec '14 00:01
    Originally posted by finnegan
    Normal relations with the USA has some downsides it must be said.
    Good one. So Cuba should refuse to have relations normalized? That would be hilarious.
  4. Standard member Soothfast
    0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,
    18 Dec '14 00:27
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Good one. So Cuba should refuse to have relations normalized? That would be hilarious.
    Yes, I think the USA should normalize relations with Cuba. It should have been done a quarter of a century ago, but better late than never.
  5. 18 Dec '14 01:21
    Is Obama simply going to ignore US law passed by Congress and signed by earlier Presidents?
  6. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    18 Dec '14 01:34
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Is Obama simply going to ignore US law passed by Congress and signed by earlier Presidents?
    My understanding is that his scope of action is limited somewhat, but that there are things he can do with the law as it is.
  7. 18 Dec '14 01:39
    Originally posted by rwingett
    My understanding is that his scope of action is limited somewhat, but that there are things he can do with the law as it is.
    Do you know the law?

    Yes, he can totally ignore the law as long as Congress does nothing to stop him.
  8. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    18 Dec '14 02:12
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Do you know the law?

    Yes, he can totally ignore the law as long as Congress does nothing to stop him.
    The "law" in general, or the specific law relating to the embargo? If the latter, not much. But it should be ignored to extent possible.
  9. 18 Dec '14 02:59
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Well, anyone out there stupid enough to think that normalizing relations with Cuba is a bad idea?
    Fight it all you want, but it will happen.

    Capitalists around the globe are just salivating at the disgusting amount of money they will make once relations are normalized so that the populace can be exploited by the 1%.

    Mwhahahaha!!
  10. 18 Dec '14 03:00
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Is Obama simply going to ignore US law passed by Congress and signed by earlier Presidents?
    Law? Obama don't need no stinking laws bro.
  11. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    18 Dec '14 03:01
    Originally posted by whodey
    Fight it all you want, but it will happen.

    Capitalists around the globe are just salivating at the disgusting amount of money they will make once relations are normalized so that the populace can be exploited by the 1%.

    Mwhahahaha!!
    Fight it? I endorse it wholeheartedly.
  12. 18 Dec '14 03:38
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Fight it? I endorse it wholeheartedly.
    Monsanto is on their way!!!
  13. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    18 Dec '14 06:26 / 1 edit
    Let the USA normalize Guantanamo Bay first and then see about the rest of Cuba.
  14. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    18 Dec '14 12:21
    Originally posted by whodey
    Monsanto is on their way!!!
    You're probably right (for once). Being readmitted to the global economic system will probably have dire long term consequences for Cuba. It may very well turn out that they were better off being perpetual outcasts.
  15. 18 Dec '14 12:54
    The embargo was all about Fidel because he reneged on his deal (to return the colony that was lost) with the USA and sided with the USSR. Now that he is on his death bed & will likely never see a better Cuba himself, change can now take place. The example has been made.