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Bye bye Cuba

Murdoughnut

Well sized member
#81
This thread does not help our libtard reputation. I'm shocked we don't have any Cuban Americans here to speak up. President Obamas deal was a salutation to the revolution. Next time I drop off some shampoo and razors to our friends in Venezuela, I'll ask how that's working out for them.
The only thing I haven't heard from our president that is needed? We are reopening our doors to the boat people that make it to our shores from Cuba. Because after Prez O paid off the Castros, he shut down folks swimming for freedom.
How well do you understand wet foot/dry foot? My wife is an immigration attorney - let me tell you what it means in reality. There are thousands of Cuban exiles in the US who have committed crimes that would, if they were of any other nationality, result in them losing their immigration statuses and being subject to an order of removal back to Cuba. Trust me - much of the Miami anti-reform sentiment actually originates from families who have cousins, uncles, etc. who would be subject to deportation under the removal of this special protection. Cubans living in America lost their special status under Obama - and as a result, ended up being treated like every other foreign national who immigrates here.

If you're a conservative, do tell me what part of that you don't like.
 

Dugie8

Well-Known Member
#82
Having gotten to know the Cuban ambassador to the US the past couple of years, I've always been impressed by his resolve in talking about his country. The Cubans response to Trump's order is painfully brilliant.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/17/politics/cuba-trump-response/index.html

"We have deep concerns by the respect and the guaranties of the human rights in that country, where there is a large number of cases of murder, brutality and police abuse, particularly against the African Americans; the right to live is violated as a result of deaths by firearms," the statement read.

It went on to list a litany of concerns: racial discrimination, salary inequality between genders, the marginalization of immigrants and refugees from Islamic and other countries, Trump's proposed wall on the southern border, his decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, the imprisonment of enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay, the killing of US and foreign citizens in drone attacks, the preface for and conduct of the wars in Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries, and estimates that the Republican health care bill would cause 23 million people to lose medical insurance.
What salary inequality? (Among other things listed there). This blatant lie and non intellectual use of a barely supportable "statistic" is one of Obama's many lies that only lead to drive a wedge between folks.


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Quarryman

Well-Known Member
#83
That literally makes no sense. Why are we trying to steer the economy of a sovereign nation?

Hell, but it's hunky-dory to stay in, well, pretty much a mafia-owned hotel in Moscow like the Renaissance.
It is because, sadly, we answer to a King in DC and have been for long time now
 

WestIndian425

Well-Known Member
#84
What salary inequality? (Among other things listed there). This blatant lie and non intellectual use of a barely supportable "statistic" is one of Obama's many lies that only lead to drive a wedge between folks.


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Are you serious?


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bucksmith

Did you lock the doors?
#85
How well do you understand wet foot/dry foot? My wife is an immigration attorney - let me tell you what it means in reality. There are thousands of Cuban exiles in the US who have committed crimes that would, if they were of any other nationality, result in them losing their immigration statuses and being subject to an order of removal back to Cuba. Trust me - much of the Miami anti-reform sentiment actually originates from families who have cousins, uncles, etc. who would be subject to deportation under the removal of this special protection. Cubans living in America lost their special status under Obama - and as a result, ended up being treated like every other foreign national who immigrates here.

If you're a conservative, do tell me what part of that you don't like.
I specifically chose my screen name years ago to discourage myself from speaking out of my bunghole. It's not very often I comment about something I know little of, but it seems I have this time.
My sentiment is mostly born of our previous Presidents love affair with socialist regimes and his concessions to the Castro family in that deal.
Although, our current fearless leader seems to be enamoured with dictators as well.
Of course I would not like criminals taking advantage of refugee status, but I would think people fleeing Cuba would still deserve to be considered refugees.
Is there a case to made to the contrary?
 

Murdoughnut

Well sized member
#87
I specifically chose my screen name years ago to discourage myself from speaking out of my bunghole. It's not very often I comment about something I know little of, but it seems I have this time.
My sentiment is mostly born of our previous Presidents love affair with socialist regimes and his concessions to the Castro family in that deal.
Although, our current fearless leader seems to be enamoured with dictators as well.
Of course I would not like criminals taking advantage of refugee status, but I would think people fleeing Cuba would still deserve to be considered refugees.
Is there a case to made to the contrary?
Go easy on yourself - if I wasn't married to who I was, I wouldn't be aware of it either. And I'm inclined to agree with you on the refugee status point when circumstances warrant it.
 

Murdoughnut

Well sized member
#88
What salary inequality? (Among other things listed there). This blatant lie and non intellectual use of a barely supportable "statistic" is one of Obama's many lies that only lead to drive a wedge between folks.


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So I'm going to suggest that half of what you've said here is worth merit. To suggest that gender inequality in pay is an "Obama lie" is a lot of things, but mostly just wrong - it's not like he cited his own data, and if he was wrong, it was because hundreds of researchers and experts were as well. GW wasn't lying about WMDs in Iraq - he was just wrong.

On the issue of gender inequality, I have yet to be fully convinced that it exists simply because I've yet to see an economic model that accounts for the fact that women, for whatever reason, gravitate to roles that have less economic value. It has been suggested that deep cultural biases drive the occupations each gender chooses, and that's a valid argument - although I'm of the belief that there are biologically driven motivations that don't fit well into our egalitarian models. The other argument against the notion of systematic gender inequality in pay has been the difficulty researchers have had in actually finding it in corporate environments. So I'd say I'm open-minded on the topic - although I absolutely think any company should audit their compensation data to see if such a problem exists.

Those things being noted, we allow a lot of Americans to die for reasons they don't in other 1st, and some 2nd world countries, and in terms of access to healthcare and education, Cuba has us beat.
 
#89
Of course I would not like criminals taking advantage of refugee status, but I would think people fleeing Cuba would still deserve to be considered refugees.
I do find it odd how the US ranks refugees. Economic refugees from Cuba? Sure. Refugees from a war in Syria, no way. Refugees from the Soviet Union? If you were Jewish, sure. Escaping a drug war in Mexico? Build a wall.

If we really want to allow anyone from communist Cuba to come here, why don't we do the same for communist Vietnam, or communist China?
 

Dugie8

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#90
Are you serious?


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About the "gender pay gap". You're damn right I'm serious. A huge, deliberate non intellectual lie, perpetuated by President Obama.

The rest, call it stirring the pot because most on this site take themselves way too seriously as "golden knights" here to save everyone from the evils of "conservatism".


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bucksmith

Did you lock the doors?
#91
I do find it odd how the US ranks refugees. Economic refugees from Cuba? Sure. Refugees from a war in Syria, no way. Refugees from the Soviet Union? If you were Jewish, sure. Escaping a drug war in Mexico? Build a wall.

If we really want to allow anyone from communist Cuba to come here, why don't we do the same for communist Vietnam, or communist China?
I don't think it's odd we have different levels of acceptance based on many complex situations.
I would imagine the proximity of Cuba to our shores has something to do with the thought process as well.
The wall will have doors, by the way. Refugees please form the line to the left. Drug and human traffickers, terrorists and evil doers please form the line to the right.
 

Dugie8

Well-Known Member
#93
We should just put up a sign. "No unauthorized entry". Signs work great at preventing bad behavior.

"Oh look a sign!"


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Murdoughnut

Well sized member
#94
About the "gender pay gap". You're damn right I'm serious. A huge, deliberate non intellectual lie, perpetuated by President Obama.

The rest, call it stirring the pot because most on this site take themselves way too seriously as "golden knights" here to save everyone from the evils of "conservatism".


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The notion of a gender pay gap existed way before 2008 - you realize that right?

Could have raised a substantive question about the economic data behind this idea - but instead you chose to make a logically insensible claim about the former president. Disappointing.
 

Dugie8

Well-Known Member
#95
Of course it did. President Obama is the one who brought it to the spotlight in, 2010 I believe, and gave it the gravitas to hold on like an Alabama tick.

The economics of it and the actual existence of a pay gap don't need a discussion because for it to exist would require nation wide conspiracy of nearly all employers to pay women less and the fact males are still employed at the "higher" pay rates....

Thanks Obama.


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WestIndian425

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#97
About the "gender pay gap". You're damn right I'm serious. A huge, deliberate non intellectual lie, perpetuated by President Obama.

The rest, call it stirring the pot because most on this site take themselves way too seriously as "golden knights" here to save everyone from the evils of "conservatism".


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Oh, okay.


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matthew

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#98
I do find it odd how the US ranks refugees. Economic refugees from Cuba? Sure. Refugees from a war in Syria, no way. Refugees from the Soviet Union? If you were Jewish, sure. Escaping a drug war in Mexico? Build a wall.

If we really want to allow anyone from communist Cuba to come here, why don't we do the same for communist Vietnam, or communist China?
Because most Cuban refugees want to overthrow the Castro regime and go back home. So when they come over here they support republicans.

The notion of a gender pay gap existed way before 2008 - you realize that right?

Could have raised a substantive question about the economic data behind this idea - but instead you chose to make a logically insensible claim about the former president. Disappointing.