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by mdubuque
January 22nd, 2007, 12:53 am
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Topic: Waiting Game in Cuba
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Waiting Game in Cuba

<r>Skip to main content, accesskey 's'Homepage, accesskey '1'Financial Times FT.comWORLD AmericasCloseWaiting gameBy Simon Kuper and Pamela Druckerman Published: January 20 2007 02:00 | Last updated: January 20 2007 02:00Andy Gomez left Cuba at the age of five, in 1961, three days before the Bay of ...
by mdubuque
January 19th, 2007, 3:38 am
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Topic: FIDEL IS JUST FINE; SPANISH DOCTOR WILL NOT RETURN
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FIDEL IS JUST FINE; SPANISH DOCTOR WILL NOT RETURN

<t> Interesting psychological experiment here.The doctor who has actually seen Fidel and treated him is from the same hospital and was quoted in the same newspaper.He said that Castro is improving, that the story you believe is absolutely without foundation and challenged the assertion that two "med...
by mdubuque
January 19th, 2007, 3:11 am
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Topic: Civil War is the Wrong Term for Iraq
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Civil War is the Wrong Term for Iraq

<t>'Civil war' is the wrong term for Iraq - it is a collapsed stateBy James Hentz Published: January 18 2007 02:00 | Last updated: January 18 2007 02:00From Prof James J. Hentz.Sir, Adding 20,000 or so moretroops to Iraq will not fix Iraq. Because what we have in Iraq is not a civil war. It is much ...
by mdubuque
January 17th, 2007, 4:07 am
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Topic: FIDEL IS JUST FINE; SPANISH DOCTOR WILL NOT RETURN
Replies: 18
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FIDEL IS JUST FINE; SPANISH DOCTOR WILL NOT RETURN

Good point. We know that eternal life is possible with the US health care system.Matt
by mdubuque
January 17th, 2007, 4:06 am
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Topic: Aggressive Stance of Rich Threatens Global Trade System
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Aggressive Stance of Rich Threatens Global Trade System

<t>Aggressive stance of rich threatens global trade systemBy P Rayment Published: January 16 2007 02:00 | Last updated: January 16 2007 02:00From Mr P.B.W. Rayment.Sir, I would like to add to Robert Hunter Wade's excellent letter (January 8), which attacks the claim that there will be dire consequen...
by mdubuque
January 16th, 2007, 2:42 am
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Topic: CHAVEZ NOT ALONE IN HIS APPROACH TO FOREIGN CAPITAL
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CHAVEZ NOT ALONE IN HIS APPROACH TO FOREIGN CAPITAL

<t>Chávez strategy points to emerging nation rethink on approach to FDIBy Karl Sauvant Published: January 15 2007 02:00 | Last updated: January 15 2007 02:00From Mr Karl P. Sauvant.Sir, Richard Lapper (Comment & Analysis, "Left turn - Chávez shifts up a gear in his drive for '21st-century social...
by mdubuque
January 14th, 2007, 8:27 pm
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Topic: HOW THE WEST WILL PROFIT FROM IRAQ'S OIL
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HOW THE WEST WILL PROFIT FROM IRAQ'S OIL

<t>Here is an expose of the plan to steal Iraq's oil revenues from its people. Note how the final paragraph I bolded described how the Iraqi parliamentarians are not being allowed to read the text of the law they are being forced to pass.matt14 January 2007 13:23 Home > News > World > Middle East Bl...
by mdubuque
January 14th, 2007, 1:04 am
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Topic: Can Iraq be saved by a Swiss Alaskan Currency Board?
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Can Iraq be saved by a Swiss Alaskan Currency Board?

<t>Unfortunately Aaron the plan that Bush is forcing the Iraqi Parliament to adopt, if you read it, guarantees a 75% share of all oil revenues for the next 25 years to the oil majors such as Exxon and BP as "repayment" for their reconstruction of the oil supply capacity, according to a recent LA Tim...
by mdubuque
January 9th, 2007, 3:30 am
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Topic: FIDEL IS JUST FINE; SPANISH DOCTOR WILL NOT RETURN
Replies: 18
Views: 84251

FIDEL IS JUST FINE; SPANISH DOCTOR WILL NOT RETURN

<t>I'm not sure if you ever have had the experience of living in a society which is cocaine free. It's a very distinct feeling and the women certainly notice it. They don't have to stay at home and cower in fear in front of their idiot boxes every night.Downright normal. People in the USA like to sc...
by mdubuque
January 8th, 2007, 3:37 am
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Topic: FIDEL IS JUST FINE; SPANISH DOCTOR WILL NOT RETURN
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Views: 84251

FIDEL IS JUST FINE; SPANISH DOCTOR WILL NOT RETURN

<t>Cuba is a cocaine free nation. Every major street corner is patrolled by canines sniffing for cocaine. Keeps the streets squeaky clean. Cheap too.Downright normal you know. Zero violent crime. It's all Fidel's fault. We need to make Cuba more like your showpiece known as Haiti.Why don't the brain...
by mdubuque
January 8th, 2007, 3:01 am
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Topic: FIDEL IS JUST FINE; SPANISH DOCTOR WILL NOT RETURN
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Views: 84251

FIDEL IS JUST FINE; SPANISH DOCTOR WILL NOT RETURN

<t>Well Cuba's infant mortality rate is far lower than that of the USA. Why do they let so many newborns die in the USA? What makes that special?Every nuclear weapon in the USA is gold plated so that the mushroom cloud will be more even.That money could be used to stop so many infants dying in the U...
by mdubuque
December 27th, 2006, 4:00 am
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Topic: FIDEL IS JUST FINE; SPANISH DOCTOR WILL NOT RETURN
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Views: 84251

FIDEL IS JUST FINE; SPANISH DOCTOR WILL NOT RETURN

of course you have never been there. that is why you know so much about it.ignorance is bliss.
by mdubuque
December 26th, 2006, 2:27 pm
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Topic: FIDEL IS JUST FINE; SPANISH DOCTOR WILL NOT RETURN
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FIDEL IS JUST FINE; SPANISH DOCTOR WILL NOT RETURN

<t>Never, but never, but never, but NEVER underestimate Fidel Castro.MattCastro recovering, could govern again, doctor says By Andrew Hay A Spanish surgeon who has just examined Cuban leader Fidel Castro said on Tuesday he is making a good recovery from intestinal surgery, does not have cancer, and ...
by mdubuque
September 19th, 2006, 3:06 am
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Topic: Eye Test: how many 'F' can you find?
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Eye Test: how many 'F' can you find?

<t>Sorry, I don't see how your example works.The following DOES work however:Tom, where Bill had had "had", had had "had had"; "had had" had had a better effect on the tutor's scoring of the grammar quiz.Alternatively stated, a tutor gave Tom higher marks on a quiz. This is because, on the test itse...
by mdubuque
September 18th, 2006, 9:57 pm
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Topic: Tens of Thousands of Cubans Used as Dog Food During the Spanish Inquisition
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Tens of Thousands of Cubans Used as Dog Food During the Spanish Inquisition

<r>A most remarkable and wild assertion, this last sentence below. (You describe Fidel Castro as somehow "corrupt" without offering any evidence to support it.)Tell me, you speak of corruption. Was Enron corrupt? How corrupt was WorldCom? How corrupt was BCCI? How corrupt was Arthur Andersen? How co...
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