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caco0283
12-17-2007, 03:51 PM
I just heard about on tv but they wont go into details until 11 tonight...I can't find anything online about it....can somebody help me out here

amyzzz
12-17-2007, 03:52 PM
Shouldn't this be an "it's raining..." thread? I mean, he's gotta be dead if he's releasing power, right?

caco0283
12-17-2007, 03:53 PM
thanks for the help amy

crazzz2007
12-17-2007, 03:54 PM
cubans whine too much.

schoolofruckus
12-17-2007, 03:55 PM
Man, Ronnie, when is Castro going to let your people go?

marooko
12-17-2007, 03:55 PM
oh fuck crazz.

caco0283
12-17-2007, 03:56 PM
you guys are useless...i should of just sent an email out to friends about this.....this is why i never make a serious thread here

caco0283
12-17-2007, 03:56 PM
Man, Ronnie, when is Castro going to let your people go?

negro im not cuban

crazzz2007
12-17-2007, 03:56 PM
you guys are useless...i should of just sent an email out to friends about this.....this is why i never make a serious thread here

see what i mean?

caco0283
12-17-2007, 03:58 PM
ill just wait for tom to read this thread to get some insight....goodnight people

marooko
12-17-2007, 04:02 PM
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSN1743988820071218
http://www.knx1070.com/Castro-Hints-at-Retirement/1351210
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601086&sid=a693jWDYJ9MA&refer=latin_america

NOT SURE WHATS REPEATED, IM GONNA START TO READ NOW. OOPS. just figured i'd try to help.

yeah, none of them elaborate.

chrislasf
12-17-2007, 04:37 PM
http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/7/7c/320px-Castrosanfranciscoflag.jpg

full on idle
12-17-2007, 05:10 PM
Does that mean Elian Gonzalez is coming back?

jackstraw94086
12-17-2007, 05:22 PM
http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/7/7c/320px-Castrosanfranciscoflag.jpg

neat pic, chris. You've got a decent view from your window.

miscorrections
12-17-2007, 05:25 PM
Dec. 17, 2007, 7:27PM
Castro: Won't cling to power forever

2007 The Associated Press

HAVANA — Ailing leader Fidel Castro said in a letter read on state television Monday that he does not intend to cling to power forever or stand in the way of a younger generation, but invoked the example of a renowned Brazilian architect who is still working at 100.

"My elemental duty is not to cling to positions, or even less to obstruct the path of younger people, but to share experiences and ideas whose modest worth comes from the exceptional era in which I lived," Castro wrote in the final paragraph of a lengthy letter discussing the Bali summit on global warming.

The 81-year-old Castro has not said when — or even if — he will permanently step aside after temporarily ceding his powers to his younger brother Raul 16 months ago. He has not been seen in public since he made that announcement in July 2006 after undergoing emergency intestinal surgery.

But officially Castro remains the president of Cuba's Council of State, making him the country's head of government and state. Several times a week he pens essays, many of them on international issues that are carried on state media.

"I think like (Oscar) Niemeyer that you have to be of consequence up to the end," Castro wrote in Monday's essay, referring to the Brazilian architect who was honored around the world as he turned 100 on Saturday.

Niemeyer helped design the U.N. headquarters and the main buildings of Brazil's capital, winning in 1988 the Pritzker Architecture Prize — dubbed the Nobel of architecture.

In an essay over the weekend, Castro paid homage to Niemeyer, a lifelong communist who was exiled for several years during Brazil's 1964-85 military dictatorship.

Is this what you're talking about?

Alchemy
12-17-2007, 06:03 PM
Meh... Castro not having power forever is pretty damn obvious being that he's so old and dying. It's not like he's giving power to an exact opposite of him; or somebody great or good or decent. If the headline was "Castro losing power", than we'd have something interesting to look after.

miscorrections
12-17-2007, 06:20 PM
You know, Cuba may be in a horrible place economically, but having talked to the people they think it's preferable to the previous regime when gangs were in control. I think, despite all the problems, stability must be worth a lot.

Alchemy
12-17-2007, 06:25 PM
You know, Cuba may be in a horrible place economically, but having talked to the people they think it's preferable to the previous regime when gangs were in control. I think, despite all the problems, stability must be worth a lot.

It looked cool in Godfather II... or was it III? Sort of like a Las Vegas island.

kitt kat
12-17-2007, 09:48 PM
Castro will never admit he is old/dying/unable to rule. Yet, as soon as he kicks the bucket, things will pretty much remain the same because his cronies will take over. Blechhhh.

This is why my dad left, and why he's never going back.

orbit
12-17-2007, 09:57 PM
This thing happens every year.

invisiblerobots
12-18-2007, 06:49 AM
http://www.thepeoplescube.com/images/che_ape.gif

marooko
12-18-2007, 06:52 AM
hahahahaha

thinnerair
12-18-2007, 07:35 AM
im not mexican.
im cuban b.
yes. cuban b.

TomAz
12-18-2007, 07:39 AM
Castro will never admit he is old/dying/unable to rule. Yet, as soon as he kicks the bucket, things will pretty much remain the same because his cronies will take over. Blechhhh.

This is why my dad left, and why he's never going back.

did you even read those articles? the castro quotes? that's exactly what he's admitting -- that his health is preventing him from doing his duties and so he is considering retiring. Good god you are a Grade A Moron.

Alchemy
12-18-2007, 07:45 AM
I read it as if Castro was saying that he decided not to live forever, and would would give the privilege to younger generations to form the ways of Cuba [limited to environmental issues that do not stand in the way of other Cuban agendas].

caco0283
12-18-2007, 12:54 PM
did you even read those articles? the castro quotes? that's exactly what he's admitting -- that his health is preventing him from doing his duties and so he is considering retiring. Good god you are a Grade A Moron.


thats why i love tom....thanks miscorrections that did help.

I really hope Castro realizes that his brother is a shithead and puts somebody in power that will work with the US and allow me to go miles and visit that country

Alchemy
12-18-2007, 12:58 PM
Castro wouldn't do that. He loves that shithead.

wmgaretjax
12-18-2007, 01:00 PM
did you even read those articles? the castro quotes? that's exactly what he's admitting -- that his health is preventing him from doing his duties and so he is considering retiring. Good god you are a Grade A Moron.

**applause**

miscorrections
12-18-2007, 01:01 PM
I really hope Castro realizes that his brother is a shithead and puts somebody in power that will work with the US and allow me to go miles and visit that country

You can still go, just roundabout. Also the problem is on the US side, not the Cuban side. The Cubans just aren't wild about letting their own citizens out.

Alchemy
12-18-2007, 01:04 PM
If its possible to visit North Korea, it's possible to visit Cuba.

TomAz
12-18-2007, 01:12 PM
You can still go, just roundabout. Also the problem is on the US side, not the Cuban side. The Cubans just aren't wild about letting their own citizens out.

right. you can fly via Mexico City for example.

the problems arise when you return to the US and they see that Cuban stamp in your passport.. and while it is not illegal for an American citizen to travel to Cuba, it is illegal to spend any money there. which makes it hard to travel there legally.

caco0283
12-18-2007, 01:13 PM
didnt read the post before me sorry

crazzz2007
12-18-2007, 01:13 PM
If its possible to visit North Korea, it's possible to visit Cuba.

this doesn't make sense. it's MUCH easier to visit cuba. you can't fly directly fromt the U.S. to Cuba. but go to almost any Latin American country and you can get a direct flight to cuba. very easy to do.

crazzz2007
12-18-2007, 01:14 PM
right. you can fly via Mexico City for example.

the problems arise when you return to the US and they see that Cuban stamp in your passport.. and while it is not illegal for an American citizen to travel to Cuba, it is illegal to spend any money there. which makes it hard to travel there legally.

just rip that page out. or ask them not to stamp it.

miscorrections
12-18-2007, 01:14 PM
I know you can't fly from the US to Cuba. Also the Cubans don't stamp your passport. And you have to do your whole vacation on cash, which you usually get at whatever Mexican airport you fly into. Because changing American money to Cuban pesos comes with a heavy tax once you're in Cuba.

caco0283
12-18-2007, 01:15 PM
right. you can fly via Mexico City for example.

the problems arise when you return to the US and they see that Cuban stamp in your passport.. and while it is not illegal for an American citizen to travel to Cuba, it is illegal to spend any money there. which makes it hard to travel there legally.


So if I went with someone that wasn't American and let them "borrow" my money, I can travel to Cuba right???

TomAz
12-18-2007, 01:16 PM
beats me. corinna's the expert.

miscorrections
12-18-2007, 01:16 PM
You can travel anyway. Whatever.

Also sorry if I sound like a know-it-all.

TomAz
12-18-2007, 01:17 PM
I was serious. you are well informed.

caco0283
12-18-2007, 01:18 PM
So I can jump in my boat and travel to Cuba???

TomAz
12-18-2007, 01:18 PM
be a man and swim it dude.

caco0283
12-18-2007, 01:19 PM
i am being a man....its a 8ft john boat

TomAz
12-18-2007, 01:20 PM
how many women you taking with you?

Alchemy
12-18-2007, 01:23 PM
this doesn't make sense. it's MUCH easier to visit cuba. you can't fly directly fromt the U.S. to Cuba. but go to almost any Latin American country and you can get a direct flight to cuba. very easy to do.

Umm... okay? Maybe you should read my post one more time.

caco0283
12-18-2007, 01:23 PM
you dont bring sand to the beach Tom

J~$$$
12-18-2007, 01:25 PM
A brown man floating in a bath tub back to cuba?.......hahahahahahaha

TomAz
12-18-2007, 01:46 PM
you dont bring sand to the beach Tom

yeah but it's a long trip to the beach in an 8 foot dinghy.

miscorrections
12-18-2007, 01:47 PM
Also I hope you like skinny women who age quickly. Life's a lot harder there.

TomAz
12-18-2007, 01:51 PM
ronnie's target demographic is 15 to 17.

caco0283
12-18-2007, 03:14 PM
Also I hope you like skinny women who age quickly. Life's a lot harder there.


ronnie's target demographic is 15 to 17.

so that would make them look like they are 25....so i guess if i ever go to cuba ill have to hit on the 10 year olds

crazzz2007
12-18-2007, 04:29 PM
Umm... okay? Maybe you should read my post one more time.

ya, that was stupid of me.

fatbastard
12-18-2007, 04:33 PM
http://www.therealcuba.com/castro-sleepy.jpg

crazzz2007
12-18-2007, 05:00 PM
i love it....they even have lol castros now...

http://bp2.blogger.com/_7YSk3FqBM2Q/RtCHP59puTI/AAAAAAAAAIs/t5FBzkKEEaw/s1600-h/LOL+FIDEL.jpg

ruetheday
12-18-2007, 09:02 PM
It Doesn't matter if Castro releases power, he will be releasing it to his brother Raul. Also Cuba will collapse if communism is removed.

thelastgreatman
12-18-2007, 09:15 PM
are you trying to suggest that capitalism is not a cure all? Why I never...

ruetheday
12-18-2007, 11:44 PM
oh of course not, capitalism is the greatest program ever. I mean look at us here in the good ole U.S. of A. We don't have a single issue.

caco0283
12-19-2007, 11:28 AM
im still going through Das Kapital....i think im going to try to make that trip Cuba and stay

miscorrections
12-19-2007, 11:29 AM
I'd wait to make that decision until you get there.

caco0283
12-19-2007, 11:31 AM
what should i wait for??? Godot?

wmgaretjax
12-19-2007, 11:36 AM
what should i wait for??? Godot?

We wait until we can get up. Then we go! On!

TomAz
12-19-2007, 11:45 AM
Nothing to be done.

wmgaretjax
12-19-2007, 11:48 AM
Nothing to be done.

I'm beginning to come round to that opinion.

TomAz
12-19-2007, 11:52 AM
May one inquire where His Holiness spent the night?