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    Michael Moore

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    I really liked this guy before farenheit 9/11. The day after I saw that movie (I was 22 at that time and just graduated college) I registered as a republican.

    What does everyone think about this potential investigation?

    I think anyone violating the US embargo with Cuba should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I know this could potentially become a huge story, but each and every person should be treated the same by the law.

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    [QUOTE=mallamalla][url]http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,21709095-663,00.html[/url]

    I really liked this guy before farenheit 9/11. The day after I saw that movie (I was 22 at that time and just graduated college) I registered as a republican.

    What does everyone think about this potential investigation?

    I think anyone violating the US embargo with Cuba should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I know this could potentially become a huge story, but each and every person should be treated the same by the law.[/QUOTE]

    He wants to be in trouble, it gives him publicity and fosters his "me against the world; truth to power" nonsense that anyone who's not a freshmen in college should see through for the self-serving transparent claptrap that it is. He's a hack and no serious person I know takes him seriously. In fact, you can instantly discern whether or not someone should be taken seriously just by their view of Moore. If they think he's anything but a hack, then you know that this person has absolutely no judgment or knowledge about even basic things and so you don't really need to bother taking them or their opiniosn seriously. Moore, Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter, O'Reilly, Franken - they are all hack toolsheds who laugh all the way to the bank on the dollars of marks. The same goes for all of them.

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    Not a big fan of Moore and if he broke the law he should be punnished.
    But im even less of a fan of the Cuba Embargo. It should have been lifted 40+ years ago. It makes absolutely no sense and continues to only hurt the Cuban people.

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    all this does for me is remind me how effed up our Cuba policy is and how we should normalize relations immediately...


    also, after another natural disaster ala Katrina if Cuba offers assistance, medical or otherwise, we should accept it (that goes for any country, like the approx 1 billion in aid/assistance the Bush administration turned away)

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    [QUOTE=kennyo7]Not a big fan of Moore and if he broke the law he should be punnished.
    But im even less of a fan of the Cuba Embargo. It should have been lifted 40+ years ago. It makes absolutely no sense and continues to only hurt the Cuban people.[/QUOTE]

    The Bay of Pigs incident was 45 years ago. 40 +years ago they were best friends with our worst enemy at the time (USSR). It was the cold war, a totally different political climate and Cuba was a huge risk. Now had you said we should have reopened relations with them 15 years ago once the USSR fell then I would be with you. The policies are definitely dated and talks should reopen. Once Castro dies I think you will see that happen.

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    [QUOTE=mallamalla][url]http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,21709095-663,00.html[/url]

    I really liked this guy before farenheit 9/11. The day after I saw that movie (I was 22 at that time and just graduated college) I registered as a republican.
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    way to make informed decisions. :zzz:

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    [QUOTE=Trades]The Bay of Pigs incident was 45 years ago. 40 +years ago they were best friends with our worst enemy at the time (USSR). It was the cold war, a totally different political climate and Cuba was a huge risk. Now had you said we should have reopened relations with them 15 years ago once the USSR fell then I would be with you. The policies are definitely dated and talks should reopen. Once Castro dies I think you will see that happen.[/QUOTE]

    Once Castro is gone and a democracy is set up all the embargo's will be lifted. We were hoping that the Cuban people would revolt against Castro years ago becuase of the economic conditions of Cuba and overthrow him. That hasnt happened yet and wont, so we just need to wait it out until he dies (which should be really soon). Once hes dead, the embargo will be lifted once a democracy is set up and Cuba should flourish. The travel and Cigar industry is going to BOOM. Everyone wants the new things and Cuba is going to be the hot new thing for a while. They have some of the nicest beaches in the world and are just miles away from FL. Its going to be a great day for Cubans once Castro is gone.

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    [QUOTE=l3ol3o]Once Castro is gone and a democracy is set up all the embargo's will be lifted. We were hoping that the Cuban people would revolt against Castro years ago becuase of the economic conditions of Cuba and overthrow him. That hasnt happened yet and wont, so we just need to wait it out until he dies (which should be really soon). Once hes dead, the embargo will be lifted once a democracy is set up and Cuba should flourish. The travel and Cigar industry is going to BOOM. Everyone wants the new things and Cuba is going to be the hot new thing for a while. They have some of the nicest beaches in the world and are just miles away from FL. Its going to be a great day for Cubans once Castro is gone.[/QUOTE]

    Ditto, Castro and his policies have crippled Cuba. Why should the US help Castro. So much for socialism/communism.

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    [QUOTE=MnJetFan]Ditto, Castro and his policies have crippled Cuba. Why should the US help Castro. So much for socialism/communism.[/QUOTE]

    I have read where Castro's brother will most likely take power when Castro dies. He isn't hat much younger but is supposedly more of a hardliner than Fidel. I am not sure that democracy will have such an easy time moving in right away.

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    [QUOTE=MnJetFan]Ditto, Castro and his policies have crippled Cuba. Why should the US help Castro. So much for socialism/communism.[/QUOTE]
    To some extent, yes.
    But for many, life under Castro sure is better than it was under Bautista. Funny how we supported that ruthless murdering dictator!

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    [QUOTE=kennyo7]To some extent, yes.
    But for many, life under Castro sure is better than it was under Bautista. Funny how we supported that ruthless murdering dictator![/QUOTE]

    How do we know what is going on under Castro, not exactly an open society.

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    [QUOTE=MnJetFan]How do we know what is going on under Castro, not exactly an open society.[/QUOTE]
    Neither was The Bautista regime. Yet we supported it.

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    [QUOTE=Trades]I have read where Castro's brother will most likely take power when Castro dies. He isn't hat much younger but is supposedly more of a hardliner than Fidel. I am not sure that democracy will have such an easy time moving in right away.[/QUOTE]

    There is no way that Raul takes over when Castro dies. The US or some other country, hopefully the UN, will step in and setup a democracy.

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    [QUOTE=l3ol3o]There is no way that Raul takes over when Castro dies. The US or some other country, hopefully the UN, will step in and setup a democracy.[/QUOTE]


    I'm pretty sure the UN isn't a country

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    Wait a minute, why do we care if Cuba is a communist country? Oh, I get it. They do not lend us money, that is why we care.

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    [QUOTE=pauliec]I'm pretty sure the UN isn't a country[/QUOTE]

    Duh, I know the UN isnt a country.

    I think the UN would step in and help set up a democracy in Cuba.

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    [QUOTE=l3ol3o]Duh, I know the UN isnt a country.

    I think the UN would step in and help set up a democracy in Cuba.[/QUOTE]

    Don't you think this country has it's own problems? Do you really want to set up shop in yet another country.

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    [QUOTE=Sean Ryan]Don't you think this country has it's own problems? Do you really want to set up shop in yet another country.[/QUOTE]


    Moveon.org is one of the many ones.

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    [QUOTE=MnJetFan]Moveon.org is one of the many ones.[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=kennyo7]Not a big fan of Moore and if he broke the law he should be punnished.
    But im even less of a fan of the Cuba Embargo. It should have been lifted 40+ years ago. It makes absolutely no sense and continues to only hurt the Cuban people.[/QUOTE]

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