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Old 01-03-2007, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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How many others would try to come the same way? Key West is only 90 miles away and yet do you know how many have died trying?

I think you can tell a Cuban a mile away, if not physically, definitely as soon as we open our mouths.
Interesting they are called migrants not illegal's,,WOW

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MIAMI--The number of migrants stopped off the southeastern U.S. coast dropped by more than 40 percent last year, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Officials said Wednesday that the drop was due to a variety of reasons, including stormy weather, fear of increased patrols and political changes in the migrants' home countries.


Coast Guard agents patrolling the waters of South Carolina, Florida and the Caribbean, where migrants from Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic frequently arrive, stopped 6,061 migrants in 2006, down from 10,279 in 2005.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/loc...home-headlines
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:51 PM
 
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I think it's a bit of a stretch to call Castro a "tyrant."

And at one time Cuba was predominately White, or at least half.
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Old 01-04-2007, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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Interesting they are called migrants not illegal's,,WOW

What is your view?


MIAMI--The number of migrants stopped off the southeastern U.S. coast dropped by more than 40 percent last year, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Officials said Wednesday that the drop was due to a variety of reasons, including stormy weather, fear of increased patrols and political changes in the migrants' home countries.


Coast Guard agents patrolling the waters of South Carolina, Florida and the Caribbean, where migrants from Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic frequently arrive, stopped 6,061 migrants in 2006, down from 10,279 in 2005.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/loc...home-headlines
I don't get your point Sunrico.
Cubans do have special privileges and if you do step on dry US land, you obtain a special "parole" which you convert to a full green card when you have been here one year.
It's different from when my family and I left Cuba in 1961, not at all the same time either, and we came into this country as "refugees". We then had to leave the country to apply for US residency. We went to Canada which was the way to do it at that time
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Old 01-04-2007, 05:35 AM
 
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I think it's a bit of a stretch to call Castro a "tyrant."

And at one time Cuba was predominately White, or at least half.
I need some education here. Please enlighten me. What would you call him?
He's a dictator aside from being a murderous tyrant.

I don't think 50% of pre-Castro Cuba was "white". Whites are the ones you saw. They were the educated, the ones with cars, the ones with TVs even before they came into the US, but it was not the majority. We were settled by the Spaniards but we had native Indians and black slaves. Then everybody got mixed up in there and you have "mulattos". Same thing happened in Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and most of Central America. And to tell you the truth, I was never brought up to notice the difference.
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Old 01-04-2007, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Near Charlotte, NC
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If the people in, say, Cuba or China (just to name two) had weapons their countries would not be communist!

Take away the citizens right to own a weapon, and you take away their freedom.

The US will NEVER be taken over by force because of the millions of law-abiding, hard working citizens who own guns.

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I was born and raised in South Florida. All the people I knew who left Cuba during the Mariel boat lift always said that when Castro died they would 'go back to Cuba to rebuild our homeland'.
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Old 01-04-2007, 06:40 AM
 
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If the people in, say, Cuba or China (just to name two) had weapons their countries would not be communist!

Take away the citizens right to own a weapon, and you take away their freedom.

The US will NEVER be taken over by force because of the millions of law-abiding, hard working citizens who own guns.

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I was born and raised in South Florida. All the people I knew who left Cuba during the Mariel boat lift always said that when Castro died they would 'go back to Cuba to rebuild our homeland'.
When we left in 1961, everyone who left Cuba was just here temporarily. We were all going back "any day now". We're still here.

The Mariel boatlift was around 1980. That's almost a generation ago. I highly doubt that these families and their offspring will really just pack up and go back to Cuba. To what? There will be groups who will go back to rebuild the island, YES. That will happen and it will not involve just Cubans, but it won't happen overnight. This is actually an official, planned and funded project that will take place.

I, myself, who have not been to Cuba in 46 years and don't remember anything about it, hope it will be a livable, free and prosperous island again so I can retire there and be able to afford my old age. I don't think I could manage as well in the US. But I plan to be a "bird" going back and forth.

What you can't take away is freedom of speech, freedom to think, freedom to feel, and individuality. Weapons don't solve anything.

I hope the US will never allow itself to be taken over. I don't think it will because this land is made up of so so many who had to leave their homeland due to persecution, tyranny, starvation, etc. and have fought very hard to have a better future, that even if it didn't happen to you personally, the pain has been handed down through generations and it will not be allowed to happen here.
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Old 01-04-2007, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Near Charlotte, NC
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I, myself, who have not been to Cuba in 46 years and don't remember anything about it, hope it will be a livable, free and prosperous island again so I can retire there and be able to afford my old age. I don't think I could manage as well in the US. But I plan to be a "bird" going back and forth.
I hope for everyone involved that Cuba becomes "livable, free and prosperous" soon.
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Old 01-04-2007, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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He's a dictator aside from being a murderous tyrant.
"Che" Guevera is also to blame! He's the one who fed Castro the twisted ideas for a new Cuba!
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Old 01-04-2007, 07:36 AM
 
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I hope for everyone involved that Cuba becomes "livable, free and prosperous" soon.
You're not trying to throw me out are you??

Well, let's just hope that Venezuela doesn't let itself get destroyed also. Chavez and Castro (who hopefully is already dead) should be hanged by their testes.
Funny how this word starts with "test".
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Old 01-04-2007, 07:39 AM
 
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"Che" Guevera is also to blame! He's the one who fed Castro the twisted ideas for a new Cuba!
And he was Argentinian.
And what did his friend Castro do to him? Made him disappear off the face of this earth!
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