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Old 06-17-2019, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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The Orange Rascal won't be in office forever. (contrary to his likely plans) Cooler heads and common sense will prevail again, and Cuba will be back in play.
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:21 PM
 
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I don't really find Cuba to be a threat to us anymore … what's the deal? Why is it so controversial?
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:29 PM
 
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I don't really find Cuba to be a threat to us anymore … what's the deal? Why is it so controversial?
The deal is something like this: Only a small minority of people in the United States are Cuban exiles. However, Miami, Florida is full of them and their descendants. My understanding is that Marco Rubio and his family fall into that category. These people have a real bone to pick with the Castro brothers. Because they reside in Florida and Florida is a swing state, one political party in this country is willing to bend over backwards to give them what they want. They don't want us to have closer ties with Cuba even though only an idiot would think the trade embargo that we had with Cuba over fifty years accomplished anything at all.

That's how America works. Small minorities are able to control this country's foreign policy because they are strategically located and one issue is of particular importance to them.

So, because of it, the rest of us are prohibited from traveling to Cuba the way we want to travel.
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:54 PM
 
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My co-worker went when Obama allowed us all to go. She said it was the most incredible experience of her life.


You can still go. It just wouldn't be legal anymore … but you can fly there if you fly from another country. Obama made it so you could fly from Miami. Not anymore.

Pops is a retired US Attorney. So.. Yeah.. We'll wait and see if things change.


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I don't really find Cuba to be a threat to us anymore … what's the deal? Why is it so controversial?

Cuban voters in South Florida. Plain and simple.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:49 PM
 
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While on another website today I had a pop-up ad for this page:

https://www.viahero.com/travel-to-cuba/
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