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Shyheels    272

Just read that Fidel Castro died. What a remarkable life and career that guy had!

He survived a record 638 assassination attempts and outlasted 11 US presidents, to live to the ripe old age of 90 - goes to show, I guess, that no matter how artfully you dodge death, there is ultimately no avoiding Father Time and his scythe. Still he put in a pretty good show.  

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SF    141

good riddance...   the old murdering commie, may he burn in hell with his pal che.....

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Thighbootguy    1,125
5 hours ago, SF said:

may he burn in hell

Not a fate to be wished upon anyone.  <---no joke.. period

On this site it would be appropriate to banish him to wearing flats. :penitent:

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SF    141

no, please.....  not flats....  ha ha...     take care all....  sf  

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BootsOnly    80

“Rosalyn and I share our sympathies with the Castro family and the Cuban people on the death of Fidel Castro,” Carter said. “We remember fondly our visits with him in Cuba and his love of his country. We wish the Cuban citizens peace and prosperity in the years ahead.” - Fmr President Carter

A very measured and dignified mesage from Jimmy Carter, the former President of a country with its own sad history of human rights abuses...

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meganiwish    114

I think it was brave of you to start this thread.  Bravo!  I won't say anything, but I'll be happy to talk in private with anyone who wants to.

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Bubba136    128
5 hours ago, Shyheels said:

Carter has easily been the classiest ex-President the US has ever had

Perhaps the longest but never the classiest. iMO

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HappyinHeels    254

Whilst the legacy of Castro's Cuba did vastly improve the education standards and health indices as well as made Cuba an expert on hurricane preparation it came also came with the totalitarian tactics which college professors blissfully ignore. That's the hallmark of communist regimes. It never exists as it does on paper. I would like to visit Cuba before it inevitably changes. If given the chance in a free and fair election, really, would the Cuban people, choose the same thing? Just look what the mad pursuit of socialism has done to Venezuela. Once the country with the highest per capita income in Latin America it is now faced with massive food shortages and energy rationing. All self-inflicted over ideology. When I lived there in 1978-79 there was full employment and life was good. I knew no less than half a dozen Colombians illegally in Venezuela working. Now Venezuelans try to get into Colombia to find work.....and groceries. HappyinHeels

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meganiwish    114

Would the Cuban people in free elections vote for high educational standards and good health care?  Well, obviously only if they were brainwashed idiots.

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