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Let me begin by stating that I'm well to the right of center, especially fiscally, and I'm about as anti-communist as they come. That said, just for the sake of discussion, I'm going to throw out the following: Cuba is full of victims of the regime... likely hard working people that are absolute geniuses at the art of survival. These people are hungry for everything that most of the developed world takes for granted - money, jobs, things, hell just name it, they don't have it. On top of that, they live on a very large island with beaches, mountains... I've never been there but I'll bet the place is gorgeous. So, how about this: fully normalize relations and turn US business loose to invest in Cuba. People would travel there just to see the place; resorts would be built, businesses supporting resorts would start to pop up. US manufacturers could locate plants there and employ locals eager to work. Agricultural trade would flourish. Basically, remove the restrictions and let capitalism take it's course. I realize that the above is way over-simplified. A lot would have to happen to make it viable; laws, rules and regulations would have to be put in place; it would have to be made abundantly clear that nationalization by the regime is a non-starter. It would be slow going at first, but once the Cuban people started making a buck, then they would have a buck to spend. Over the years, if the government would be smart enough to leave them alone, the populace would flourish. Why do all of this? Aside from all the other benefits, in about five years the Castro regime would simply become irrelevant. As with most dictatorships, they're only as strong as their army/police forces, and I'd be willing to bet that most of those guys would welcome the new opportunities and lifestyle as well. Before long it would be "Castro who?". We've had a stalemate for 55 years, so why not try Plan B?
And that, of course, is the grand plan. Bit by bit, illegal aliens with be turned into a liberal, Democratic voting bloc that will ensure the election of Democratic presidents in particular and Democratic-controlled governments in general. The watershed election will occur in 2016... if Republicans don't wrest control of the nation from the Democrats then the US as we know it will disappear.
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O'Reilly: Killing History

Earl109 Wrote: Oct 29, 2014 11:29 PM
I'm a staunch conservative and I believe that Fox News needs to dump O'Reilly. He is arrogant, smug, will not let anyone finish a sentence... in general, he thinks he is a diety. Hate to say it, but Megyn Kelly is starting to head down the same road. For a really excellent, informative show, watch Paul Gigot.
From everything I've read, Ms. Jolie is actually closet conservative... 'closet' for obvious reasons.
Now, does this law cut both ways? What about some nutcase girl that won't leave a guy alone (this happens more than one might think). Does he have the right to complain? What happens to the guy when the girl starts complaining because she isn't getting the desired result? Don't laugh, I saw this happen more than once during my college years (admittedly, a long time ago). I've also watched the femminist movement from it's inception. Now, when it comes to equal pay for equal work and having the same workplace opportunities for men, that's the way it should always have been, no argument there. Had they stopped there, all would have been fine. Unfortunately, that was just the starting point. I'm not going into the whole monologue here but the feminist movement has probably done more to destroy the fabric of society in this nation than anything else extant.
Put this in the wrong place, meant to reply to rd25 concerning homosexuals and lesbians.
Excellent question!
Each vehicle will be assigned a permanent, unique IPv6 address (the IPv6 addressing scheme provides enough IP addresses for, basically, eternity). Of course, all vehicle owner info will be linked to the IP address. Using existing technology, it will be no problem at all for anyone that has the correct login info, i.e., the government, to obtain any vehicular information they so desire. It wouldn't be much more difficult for them to exercise control over the vehicle. No more need be said.
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The Brazil of North America

Earl109 Wrote: Jul 18, 2014 5:42 PM
Not only do I think you're exactly right, I'll go one step further... we're already past the tipping point. I think the Democratic party, which was hijacked by the liberals in the mid-60's, is here to stay for the forseeable future. It's simple demographics (not to mention voter fraud)... there simply aren't enough conservatives any more to elect a Republican president.
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The Brazil of North America

Earl109 Wrote: Jul 18, 2014 5:38 PM
Not as farfetched as most think. I believe that they'll orchestrate some sort of well-timed crisis that will serve as the rationale for martial law, constitutional suspension, etc. Once we go down that road, we will find it's exceptionally difficult to travel another.
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