Tainari88 wrote:Cuba needs the embargo lifted.
Really? The excuse for the failure of communism in Cuba is a lack of trade with a capitalist country like the United States? That suggests a lack of belief in the socialist project, ultimately.
Tainari88 wrote:I want them to get the medications, I want them to get the best artificial limbs and the same variety of drugs for not much expensive costs as a Farmacia Similares in Mexico.
So why not just make them? Or are you saying that Adam Smith as right about specialization of labor? Or are you saying that David Ricardo was right about comparative advantage?
Tainari88 wrote:Without some blockade.
The US navy does not blockade Cuba. They are free to trade with nations that want to trade with them. I think the US needs to develop Cuba-style trade policies with China.
Tainari88 wrote:I think Cuba may be able to become an independent nation that won't have to be always thinking about avoiding the USA's need to control the Caribbean.
Cuba IS an independent nation.
Tainari88 wrote:Lift the embargo and allow Cubans to trade and for currency that is tradeable with other nations be opened and be done.
Nobody in the US is stopping Cuba from trading in Yuan or Euros or Pesos. Ultimately, you are saying Cuba's success depends on capitalist concepts like specialization of labor and trade for comparative advantage and conducting trade with the US dollar. Nothing prevents Cuba from creating a gold-backed currency, etc.
Tainari88 wrote:I don't think Cuba wants wealthy foreign tax dodgers buying up Cuban real estate on the cheap and eventually Cubans doing the same thing they do now when they can't have middle class medical career lives....leave to Florida like the Puerto Ricans do. Hundreds of thousands abandoning nations because the economy is awful is not a solution for Puerto Rico. It is not a solution for Cuba either.
So they want to live like the petit bourgeoisie? Isn't that greedy on their part?
Tainari88 wrote:Not scrambling to 'resolver como sea' in Cuba--or pay taxes and get paid shit while Crypto currency tax dodgers from California move in and buy everything up and don't give a fuck about the locals.
Do you notice that people seem to be avoiding the do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do totalitarians who try to use the state's power to expropriate other people's property?
Tainari88 wrote:XogGyux I think the most important thing of all is to have a government that is not corrupt. That is held accountable and is transparent and its central purpose is to serve its citizens.
That's the appeal of capitalism, though. Everyone prefers the bourgeois lifestyle to the proletarian lifestyle. So the future requires automation, technology, etc. to deliver it. Bureaucrats want that bourgeois lifestyle too, and capitalist or communist, they frequently use their power to that end while purporting to be serving the people.
Tainari88 wrote:The solution is to give freedom to both.
Ah but you say yourself that you are not a liberal. So why do they need "freedom"? Cuba isn't a US territory or operating under US law. They just don't get a free trade agreement with the US. Puerto Ricans tend not to vote for independence. We agree that they should be an independent country. Why do you think that will change Puerto Rico's ultimate fate. There are plenty of Caribbean countries that are independent and also have trade with the US. However, there aren't really any Caribbean countries that are intrinsically wealthy. There is an obvious lack of natural resources, and no critical economic system building some sort of Singapore on the Caribbean type thing.
XogGyux wrote:How else do you get to rule the country for 50 year if not corruption. You think in a democratically election, the same dude will continue to get elected over and over and over even though the country keeps sinking and sinking and sinking? You think Putin would be "democratically elected"?
Yes, or the mayor of Atlanta--142 years of rule by the Democrats.
XogGyux wrote:It would be even better if limits applied to house/senate and even court.
Tainari88 wrote:The constant influx won't stop XogGyux. The USA can't take billions of poor people from all over the world. Forever. Not in today's information age.
Biden is certainly trying. More people have died at the border since he took office than have died from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but we can see where their concerns really lie.
Tainari88 wrote:I don't approve of you smoking cigars.
@jimjam is just emulating his hero, Rush Limbaugh.
Tainari88 wrote:Letting young people be debt free and study work hard and on things they LOVE is the solution.
That's easy to do. The hard part is to stop believing so much in the power of educational degrees.
XogGyux wrote:ot only it is good TV and fairly accurate, but it also gives a glimpse of what it is to be a cogwheel in larger machinery in which the top does not care or give a fuck about reality (one of the things that alarmed the crap out of me during Trump's tenure by the way).
That's not at all unique to Trump's tenure. Much of the US establishment is hopelessly out of touch. We need more decentralized systems that both collaborate and compete.
Potemkin wrote:Two words, @XogGyux: 'Puerto' and 'Rico'.
The US had already invaded and occupied Cuba and then given Cuba its independence. The US never took sovereignty over Cuba as a conquered territory as it had with Puerto Rico. So you could substitute other words like 'Dominican' and 'Republic' or 'Trinidad' and 'Tobago' and realize more or less similar results.
Tainari88 wrote:The Hawaiian natives are a tiny percentage of the current population of Hawaii.
I thought you were all for immigration? Most of the population of Hawaii was economic migrants too. They just aren't all white, Hispanic, or Polynesian, but rather Asian--the largest ethnic plurality in Hawaii. Mazie Hirono or Tulsi Gabbard ring a bell? California isn't majority white either. Kamala Harris ring a bell? It's all about Corazon Tainari88. You need to open your heart and your borders, and not be all about this hierarchy of who was here first, who was here second, and so on.
Tu eres muy dificil.
XogGyux wrote:But that 1 lie... that the democrats are going to bring a cuba, a venezuela brings forth emotions and irrational behavior.
There are many who want to. It's not a majority of Democrats yet, but there are serious troubles on the horizon. I live in California. It used to be a great place to live. It is run by Democrats, who have seriously mismanaged the state and played a very cynical game with illegal immigration, drugs, cap and trade, high taxes, etc. In Nashville, I felt like I could name the 10-15 homeless alcoholics and the two crazy people by the end of a week. In the San Francisco Bay Area, it's like a never ending tide of that sort of thing.
Tainari88 wrote:The USA can slip easily into despotism. That Trump man almost was successful staying in power and who knows how many secrets he is going to sell off to make money and power grow for his unethical self
Trump was an angel compared to what came before and after. Your personality dictates that you will be easily fooled by the warm and charming corrupt personality, but offended by brutal honesty. Trump was as boorish as we've seen since Lyndon Johnson, and Johnson ended up quitting for all practical purposes. However, Trump was not part of the deep state at all. He won in 2020, but the deep state engineered that election for Biden in what is perhaps the most cynical exercise I've ever seen. I just finished Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer's book Operation Dark Heart. What they did to ruin his career was penny ante compared to what they did to General Flynn, and what they did to Trump. Did you know that they had identified Mohammed Atta almost 2 years before 9/11 with Able Danger? Probably not. The deep state is chock full of some really bad people, and you will never stop until you can do a much better job of evaluating politicians on what they do and their deep ties rather than their personality quirks. Shaffer started under Clinton and served through Bush an Obama. They were all bad actors with respect to 9/11 and many other things. To think anyone was afraid of Trump becoming a dictator and not seeing a behind-the-scenes cabal running things for decades. There's your dictatorship, and it doesn't even seem to phase you.
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