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Bye bye Cuba

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by B200 Hawk, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. drunkenbeagle

    drunkenbeagle Gang Member

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    Their passports say Cuba. But whatever
     
  2. matthew

    matthew Well-Known Member

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    Anecdotes aside, refugees leave their families to come here. Why wouldn't they want to go back to the only life they've ever known?
     
  3. drunkenbeagle

    drunkenbeagle Gang Member

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    In many cases, Cubans have as much family in Florida as they do in Cuba. And it isn't like you can't fly back there to visit.
     
  4. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    My passport says Ireland on it. My other passport says United States. Having one doesn't exclude having the other. I still consider myself a US citizen.
     
  5. matthew

    matthew Well-Known Member

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    Very true. But I still think Cubans would rather stay in their homeland and do away with the castros.
     
  6. drunkenbeagle

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    There are lots of Cuban people, I'm sure they all have different opinions. I mean, I meet plenty of Americans that would rather stay in their homeland and do away with the Trumps. You can say that about anyplace.
     
  7. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    Sometimes it's like going to the barbershop and being asked something about aerodynamics. You give a reasoned answer with first hand experience but there's always that guy in the corner getting a 'shape up' that mumbles something about you being full of shizzle and overtalks you about what he's read, seen or assumed about the issue and is logically immoveable.

    Even though you're a glider pilot, have a lot of experiene and probably know more about aerodynamics than the average powered airplane pilot.

    None of that matters on the internet, unfortunately.

    Me, I'd love to talk to your colleagues and hear about their perspective. I know, personally, that I've had plenty of debates with people who claim that "Well, Black America wants to (whatever)" and when I say, "Well, I'm American, and I'm black, and I know more people that fit the classification than the TV news-opinion pundit that made that declarative statement, but it's completely shallow and incorrect", well, the intellectual fight is on.
     
  8. drunkenbeagle

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    Maybe I used to at one time. But I've been going to the same barbershop for 15 years, word got out regarding the airplane thing. They ask questions, I make stuff up now.
     
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  9. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    Well, there's the problem. Experience will always trump experiene.
     
  10. Murdoughnut

    Murdoughnut Well sized member

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    Bad social scientist too!
     
  11. Murdoughnut

    Murdoughnut Well sized member

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    Do you fly for an airline, and if so, which one? Just want to make sure my family is safe.
     
  12. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    Was this really necessary?
     
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  13. drunkenbeagle

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    BTW, when I lived abroad - despite having the local equivalent of a green card, no one considered me Dutch.

    It is a big world out there. We share it with lots of expats of all types.
     
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  14. drunkenbeagle

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    No, but as non sequiturs go - it was fair.
     
  15. drunkenbeagle

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    Obama has exactly zero to do with this. But gender differences in pay are a real thing, on both a macro and micro level. Macro in that we have tax returns from women for, you know, the entire country. And examples of individual employers, like mine, that have settled lawsuits for systemically paying women less, and targeting them in layoffs.
     
  16. Screaming_Emu

    Screaming_Emu You people

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    That and Experiene has all kinds of side effects. Saw a commercial for it once.
     
  17. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    I remember when I told XForces that I could live in Europe. Then he gave me the low down on how they'll slowly drive you crazy because when he lived there, they did just that.
     
  18. Simo

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    I really don't care. I would have liked to visit Cuba, but beyond that, it's an oppressive communist country that funneling any money into perpetuates that.

    So pretty much so what. I ain't mad about it. We had little to no effect on their daily lives, and this will have no effect on ours.
     
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  19. matthew

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    I'm not really sure the point you're trying to make but my americans comment was tongue-in-cheek. This forum is full of people who travel for a living. I think it's safe to assume were a pretty worldly group of folks. Knowing that, I like to give everyone the benefit of the doubt that their knowledge on issues are reinforced by their life experiences. And I'm a young guy. Which is why I'm surprised to see so much minimizing in just the last couple pages.
     
  20. Screaming_Emu

    Screaming_Emu You people

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    You'd be surprised. My company flies literally all over the planet and I'm not sure I've ever met a more xenophobic group of people. Seeing the world one TGI Fridays at the time.
     
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