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20.       girleegirl
5065 posts
 18 Feb 2008 Mon 12:42 am

I have it all figured out now...if I quit going to work I will not be exposed to all the sickness that is spread by my co-workers and will be healthy enough to stay in TC!! God I am brilliant!!!

21.       girleegirl
5065 posts
 18 Feb 2008 Mon 12:43 am

Quoting femme_fatal:


well, hope the flu wont affect on your fat ass!


Oh no! It is far too fat to let a few days of not eating have any impact!

22.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 10:53 am

wow..Finally, Fidel Castro leaves the office.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7252109.stm

23.       AEnigma III
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 19 Feb 2008 Tue 12:14 pm

Quoting thehandsom:

wow..Finally, Fidel Castro leaves the office.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7252109.stm



It is very sad I don't think Cuba will ever be the same again. Castro was a good leader and proved that communism CAN work in the right envionment - it was a great tribute to Che Guavara. I give it 5 years before we see it corrupted by the US again - drugs, prostitution, McDonalds on every corner

24.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 12:21 pm

Please tell me you were being sarcastic here Aenigma...

25.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 12:29 pm

Quoting AEnigma III:

Quoting thehandsom:

wow..Finally, Fidel Castro leaves the office.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7252109.stm



It is very sad I don't think Cuba will ever be the same again. Castro was a good leader and proved that communism CAN work in the right envionment - it was a great tribute to Che Guavara. I give it 5 years before we see it corrupted by the US again - drugs, prostitution, McDonalds on every corner


I agree..I am quite sad too.
He was a great leader.
He showed the entire world what a 'real independence for a country' might be.

26.       AEnigma III
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 19 Feb 2008 Tue 01:01 pm

Quoting Daydreamer:

Please tell me you were being sarcastic here Aenigma...



Not at all. I think of Cuba as my second home and know that the majority of Cubans have been very happy living under Castro's rule. They have 98% literacy and a health care system that is one of the best in the world. They are also one of the leading manufacturers of pharmaceuticals. While their economy is by no means perfect in recent years, it is vastly better for the average Cuban than under it's previous regime. Why are you so shocked?

27.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 04:10 pm

I am shocked because, having been brought up in a communistic country, I would never believe somebody being astonished by that system. You mentioned a great tribute to CheGuevara. If it is your policy to praise mass murderers, slaughterers of children and women, a person glorifying hate, a person responsible for numerous people being tortured. In a book by Humberto Fontova "Fidel; HollywoodƂĀ“s Favorite Tyrant" El Commendante is depicted as a coward and a baby killer. If he's one of your role-models then I'm already scared of you! I know it's kind of trendy to wear Che Guevara t-shirts and thinking he was a great revolutionary. Right. So was Stalin and Hitler.

A land of welfare in Cuba? Sure. First of all, the health policy. Do you know how they dealt with HIV? Then enforced compulsory tests and imprisoned/put to death those tested positive. Now the Cubans are healthy As for being happy with the regime...well..nobody in communistic countries dared to claim otherwise. Even though the Cubans are victims of a touristic apertheid, they don't complain. And neither do the tourists - they see great beaches, happy waiters, great food and think...Geezz..is that heaven or what? Behind the touristic areas, the world suddenly stops being so beautiful. But, hey! Who cares? A holiday in Cuba is wonderful so Cuba must be wonderful too!

Aenigma, spend some time living in a world which deprives you of your basic rights like the freedom of speech and then praise it.

28.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 04:29 pm

Quoting Daydreamer:


Some facts about health welfare from cuba:

HEALTHCARE, CUBAN

Life expectancy at birth: male 75.11; female: 79.85 (US: 75.02; 80.82).
Infant mortality rate: 6.22 deaths per 1,000 live births (US: 6.43).
HIV/Aids adult prevalence rate: < 0.1 per cent (US: 0.6 per cent).
HIV/Aids deaths per 100,000 per year: 4.4 (US: 5.4).
Physicians per 1,000 population: 5.91 (US: 2.56).
Hospital beds per 10,000 population: 49 (US: 33).
Per capita GDP: $3,649 (US: $39,901) .
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I think above shows how Castro has been successful about the healthcare.
Note that they have ACHIEVED those results with "Per capita GDP: $3,649"

29.       AEnigma III
0 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 04:35 pm

Dear Daydreamer. Castro always refused to call himself a communist - just Cubanist. He did not ban religion or impose many of the restrictions that other communist countries enforced.

Perhaps they should return to the US Mafia controlled Cuba - where apartheid was stricter than South Africa and rich Americans raped it's resources.

PS Dont assume to know me, or my knowledge of Cuba (which was not based on chatting to a few waiters whilst lazing on the beach).

30.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 04:37 pm

Fantastic! I then believe the whole world should take measures to keep up with Fidel's policy. Why hasn't it happened yet? Could it be that great minds are never appreciated?

I wish we never brought down communism. It must have been a perfect system but the stupid Poles, Czechosklovakians, Yugoslavians and other just couldn't take it...You know, I remember that the health care in Poland during communism was great. Free of charge, unlimited coverage. People were earning quite a lot, housing was state-credited so basically you would get a flat for free. And yet people didn't like it...Maybe they weren't as smart as the Brits and Americans who gave us to uncle Stalin in Yalta. Know what? You could have kept that goodness for yourselves. Then you'd have a life of dreams as it is in Cuba

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