Politics It's Poll Time! U.S. to Normalize Relations with Cuba: Great idea or Tragedy?

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Captain, Jul 1, 2015.

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Is the Restoration of Normal Diplomatic Relations with Cuba a Good Idea or Counter-Productive?

  1. Good idea

  2. Counter productive

  3. WGAF (for a certain female Shedder :) )

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  1. Captain

    Captain Alto, Blanco y Guapo

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    I have no dog in this fight; and considering everything else that has happened in the past week, it's not surprising that this has not gotten more attention. However, it's 50 years in the making and is big news. Even better, if Cuba and the U.S. were ever to fully cooperate, it would give Howard a whole new class of minimum wage workers to choose from not all that far from his glorious shrine to himself: Casa de Muchas Chimeneas.
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    http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-us-cuba-agreement-20150630-story.html

    U.S. and Cuba agree to open embassies and restore diplomatic relations

    In the most significant move yet toward normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba, the Obama administration said Tuesday that the two had agreed to open embassies in each other's countries.

    The diplomatic development is the most authoritative move the Obama administration can make unilaterally without an act of Congress, which still holds the power to lift or retain the Cuban economic embargo that has been in place for decades. It comes six months after President Obama ordered the opening of relations, ending more than half a century of Cold War standoff as he promised to “cut loose the shackles of the past.”

    Obama and Secretary of State John F. Kerry plan to address the decision publicly on Wednesday, a senior administration official said, as the two nations open the door to an entirely new relationship of trade, travel and tourism.

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  2. SomerSky

    SomerSky Obsessed with what I hate Banned User

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    You forgot the WGAS/WGAF option.....
     
  3. imissalison

    imissalison f**k Mutt

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    I'm down. Another good place to vacation in the winter months.
     
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  4. ScottBaiosPenis

    ScottBaiosPenis Well-Known Member

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    who could be against this? we have relations with china and vietnam for christsakes
     
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  5. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen New phone who dis? VIP

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    The population of south Florida is going to skyrocket soon.
     
  6. FishySausage

    FishySausage Original Nuttah VIP

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    What's the downside? Who'd be against this except for maybe rabid "anti-communism warriors" living in the 80s?

    I'm just bummed I won't be able to visit anywhere untouched by commercialism so close to home
     
  7. Mr Fantastic

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    Tipsey Russell VIP Extreme Gold

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    the Saudis and pakis are our dear allies

    castro at his worst is a fucking apple pie loving boyscout compared to these fucking savages
     
  9. SomerSky

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    How long before this
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    Becomes this
    busy-day-at-no-1-bathing-beach-qingdao-china-1.jpg
     
  10. Pelicanman

    Pelicanman Engorged Member VIP Gold

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    Normalize. We trade with commie China. Besides, I want a fair condition '56 Ford T-Bird. And skinny chickens.
     
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  11. DogStar69

    DogStar69 Well-Known Member

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    They are harboring a cop killer fugitive so many we can now send in clandestine agents to take her out or bring her to justice at home.
     
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    Maybe we will be able to buy real Cuban cigars now.
     
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    If it means that it will be easier to find a good Cuban sandwich then I'm all for it.
     
  14. kinneyjames

    kinneyjames Well-Known Member

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    If we can be allies with Saudi Arabia we can have a relationship with an island 90 miles from the U.S.
     
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  15. Jayla

    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    Yes!

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    RonHeinzkaboot Adultophile

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    It had to happen because of what is happening with Russian and NATO right now, it's the only reason it's happening
     
  18. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold POTY Politics

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    Yes please

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    Sure, why not. :munch:
     
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  20. HowieHasBeen

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    More shit we will be supporting soon. Thanks Obama.