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    Obama hails 'new chapter' in US-Cuba ties - BBC News

    Might be worth it just for the new travel destinations and decent cigars.....

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    Win. There was no point to this other than to satisfy expat Cubans in Florida. Win.
    In the realm of spirit, seek clarity; in the material world, seek utility.

    Leibniz

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    • #3
      Now we can turn it into Cancun minus the drug cartels.

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      • #4
        One of the few Obama policies I agree with. Sanctions have done...what...over the last 50 years? It's time to try something different.

        Let's conquer them with Coca Cola and McDonald's and Starbucks instead of depriving them of Coca Cola and McDonald's and Starbucks.
        "Only Nixon can go to China." -- Old Vulcan proverb.

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        • #5
          Its going to destablize the market for baseball players!!!
          “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
          Mark Twain

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          • #6
            Quick, flood the market with cheap Cuban imports...

            "Only Nixon can go to China." -- Old Vulcan proverb.

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            • #7
              It's about damn time. Absolutely no benefit whatsoever to a continued embargo other than politics.
              Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TopHatter View Post
                It's about damn time. Absolutely no benefit whatsoever to a continued embargo other than politics.
                That's a pretty big benefit, IMO. I care a lot more about who is in the White House than I do about trade policy with some craphole island.

                I'd give Cuba a freakin' Super-carrier if they take Puerto Rico, too.
                "The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood"-Otto Von Bismarck

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                • #9
                  I agree also - regardless of the idiot and his clown college admin. We didn't do it right 50 years ago - it's way overdue to change policy. Better to sell them "Made in the USA" than having them continue to buy Russki.

                  I wonder if the Coca Cabana:Dancing-Banana: will make a comeback?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Parihaka View Post
                    Win. There was no point to this other than to satisfy expat Cubans in Florida. Win.
                    Just saw this on the news and what took so damn long to do it? We have relations with Russia and China but Cuba is a big bad no no.

                    Then we have Rubio on TV talking about blocking normalization. Well, Marco, eat my shorts you moron.

                    Russia had some new deals in the making but I would hazard a guess that those may fall by the wayside.
                    I'm pretty sure the average Cuban will be saying go home Ruski while saying we love Yankees (sorry Albany :) )

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                    • #11
                      This has the potential to save a lot of lives. For years the life blood of international relief work has been American donors. Cuban doctors are often the yeomen doing the work, but marrying American dollars with Cuban doctors and nurses has been difficult. For example during the Haitian earthquake- Cubans, not Americans or other nationalities were the most common provided of medical treatment. Today, Cuba has had nearly 200 doctors and nurses in West Africa fighting Ebola for months- well ahead of any official American response.

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                      • #12
                        The real gold mine here is going to be those rolling gold mines called 1950's Buicks, Fords, Chevy's and Olds. I for see container ships heading this way with many of those cars on board.

                        God, I hope Fast 'n Loud doesn't get over there as I can't stand those guys.

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                        • #13
                          Looks like I will get to do battlefield tours of the Spanish American War battlefields!!!!

                          Woot!! Woot!!!
                          “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
                          Mark Twain

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by tbm3fan View Post
                            Just saw this on the news and what took so damn long to do it? We have relations with Russia and China but Cuba is a big bad no no.
                            And Vietnam!
                            Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TopHatter View Post
                              And Vietnam!
                              Fighting and dying next to Germans in A-stan.... The biggest killer of Americans in combat in the last 100 years.

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