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View Poll Results: Would you travel to Cuba as a tourist if it is opened back up to American Tourist?
Yes 71 73.96%
No 25 26.04%
Voters: 96. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-08-2009, 12:31 AM
 
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Yes

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Old 07-08-2009, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, Ca
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maybe, but there is still so much of The United States of America I have yet to see first.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I'm considering making a trip this fall.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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maybe, but there is still so much of The United States of America I have yet to see first.
Agreed.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:44 AM
 
Location: PNW
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No. I'm only going places in the US for a long time. There are plenty of great places to see, and I'm supporting this country. No offense to others, but everyone talking about doing their part for the environment, etc. need to think about doing their part for something just as important...us. Besides...you'll burn less fuel in the process and save a Polar Bear or something by doing so. It's a win-win situation.

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Old 07-08-2009, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Atlanta,GA
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Definitely...
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:25 AM
 
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The main reason that Cuba was such a popular destination in the '40s and '50s is that it was so cheap! The place was a jointly operated concern of the Mob and the sugar cartel. I keep hearing people talking about Cuba like it was a little Miami, but a bit cheaper back then. The truth is far different, and a lot uglier.

The reason that whores were so cheap was there were no other jobs that paid as well. Liquor, particularly rum was so cheap because it was not taxed because the mob decided what got taxed and how much.

Do a little reading about pre Castro Cuba. It was not some democratic paradise. I'm no fan of Castro or his brother, but don't go around thinking that Batista was "the moral equivalent of the Founding Fathers", the way the Republican often refer to their client thug regimes.

Or even easier, rewatch the Godfather (part II?) where Michael makes his trip to Cuba and decides against investing when he see a suicide bomber take out a military/police patrol. People who see other alternatives to fighting overwhelming powers do not fight in that way. Or did you think the American Indians made those charges against the US Army just to show their "courage"?

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Old 07-08-2009, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Default Sure!

I would!

What's the difference between Cuba, China and Russia? Nothing!!

They all follow communist ideology.

We are still trading with China. ( Wal-Mart )

We still communicate with Russia. ( The Pres. was just there )

I just think it hypercritical to only punish Cuba.


During the Cuban missle crisis, who should we really blame for shipping their Nukes 90 miles off the coast of Florida? I think we should of cut off ties with Russia back then.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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You don't have to wait to get to Cuba, just take a connecting flight if you feel so inclined on going.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Default I know!

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You don't have to wait to get to Cuba, just take a connecting flight if you feel so inclined on going.
I had a chance to go when I was in Jamaica.

I declined but I just think we should ease Travel restrictions on Cuba.

Free up some trade. We really need some money for our people ( American's ) nowadays.

It could be benefitical for the U.S. and Cuba
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