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Re: Waiting Game in Cuba

December 2nd, 2016, 12:02 pm

A little history lesson
Throughout the 1950s, Havana served as "a hedonistic playground for the world's elite", producing sizable gambling, prostitution and drug profits for American Mafiosi, corrupt law-enforcement officials, and their politically elected cronies.[44] Relatedly, it is estimated that by the end of the 1950s the city of Havana had 270 brothels.[45] In addition, drugs, be it marijuana or cocaine, were so plentiful at the time that one American magazine in 1950 proclaimed "Narcotics are hardly more difficult to obtain in Cuba than a shot of rum. And only slightly more expensive."[44] As a result, the playwright Arthur Miller described Batista’s Cuba in The Nation as "hopelessly corrupt, a Mafia playground, (and) a bordello for Americans and other foreigners."[45]
 
 
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Re: Waiting Game in Cuba

December 2nd, 2016, 8:29 pm

during the cold war, cuba was a threat to the US
The cold war has been over for nigh on 30 years
part of it is lots of people had their assets stolen by castro and want them back, but fdr did jack shit when mexico seized the american-owned oil industry on his watch
We need to stop fighting the cold war, bring the troops back from europe and japan and korea etc etc etc, get out of NATO, and so on
Learning to live with cuba is part of that
 
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December 2nd, 2016, 8:33 pm

 
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Re: Waiting Game in Cuba

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Re: Waiting Game in Cuba

December 2nd, 2016, 9:38 pm

There's only one brothel instead these days but it's the whole country. The Cuban communist party is the biggest pimp is human history, didn't you now it? You don't have friends who visit Cuba for this purpose only?
 
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Re: Waiting Game in Cuba

December 2nd, 2016, 9:48 pm

There's only one brothel instead these days but it's the whole country. The Cuban communist party is the biggest pimp is human history, didn't you now it? You don't have friends who visit Cuba for this purpose only?
Are you an ex-Communist?
 
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Re: Waiting Game in Cuba

December 2nd, 2016, 9:51 pm

Amsterdam brothels are ages old. At least since 1413 AD, Amsterdam prostitutes have been allowed. Next to the window prostitutes in the Red Light District, Amsterdam call girls and luxury brothels in Amsterdam have taken a share of the market as well.
A 2007 city administration report cited 126 Amsterdam brothels and sex clubs employing prostitutes, next to the several hundreds of window brothels as well.
After the ban on Amsterdam prostitution as such was ended already in 1811, brothels in Amsterdam (i.e. employment of prostitutes) were also fully legalized in 2000 (see below).

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And these days they have red + blue light districts..
 
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Re: Waiting Game in Cuba

December 2nd, 2016, 9:55 pm

270 brothels in Havana.
There's only one brothel instead these days but it's the whole country. The Cuban communist party is the biggest pimp is human history, didn't you now it? You don't have friends who visit Cuba for this purpose only?
Are you an ex-Communist?
It's not good to insult people. Good bye.
 
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Re: Waiting Game in Cuba

August 10th, 2017, 6:07 am

US embassy employees in Cuba possibly subject to 'acoustic attack'

the allegations date back to the time of obama, with employees having symptoms resembling concussions
 
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Re: Waiting Game in Cuba

November 19th, 2018, 7:25 am

US embassy employees in Cuba possibly subject to 'acoustic attack'

the allegations date back to the time of obama, with employees having symptoms resembling concussions
Canada’s brain-injured Cuba diplomats speak out about Ottawa’s silence
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