Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Castro Resigns

  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 76,794, Level: 86
    Level completed: 14%, Points required for next Level: 1,556
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Khorasan
    Posts
    5,111
    Points
    76,794
    Level
    86
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Castro Resigns

    I hadn't seen this yet, but El Jefe has finally, allegedly stepped down.

    I'm wondering if we will see a "soft landing", or will Cuba eventually come apart?

    And, if Cuba comes apart, it will be interesting to see how power and property rights work out.

    Do you give property back to the pre-Castro folks, who arguably attained their property through ill-gotten means, or do you let the communists, who seized the property through violent overthrow, keep it? Either way it plays out, it will be an interesting deal.

    FOXNews.com - Fidel Castro Resigns Cuban Presidency After Half-Century in Power - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News



  2. #2
    Pro
    Points: 32,778, Level: 55
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 272
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    4VR4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Ankeny, IA
    Posts
    3,468
    Points
    32,778
    Level
    55
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Castro Resigns

    If his brother is taking over, will anything really change?



  3. #3
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 8,753, Level: 28
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 597
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, IA
    Posts
    255
    Points
    8,753
    Level
    28
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 14

    Re: Castro Resigns

    A lot of people think that Castro's brother is very different and will usher in new reforms and democracy will reign soon in Cuba. I highly doubt that, but it would be a good thing to at least get communism out of there.


    Your shopping cart, like your impoverished soul, is empty.

  4. #4
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 49,581, Level: 68
    Level completed: 88%, Points required for next Level: 169
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    SuperCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Smallville/Metropolis
    Posts
    3,880
    Points
    49,581
    Level
    68
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: Castro Resigns

    Has anybody really seen him for the past year or so? Who's to say that he hasn't been dead for 18 months and this "news release" is just a cover up?

    I'm not one to get into conspiracy theories, but I could see Cuba trying to pull something.



    What ever happened to truth, justice and the American Way?

  5. #5
    Starter
    Points: 7,638, Level: 26
    Level completed: 15%, Points required for next Level: 512
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    840
    Points
    7,638
    Level
    26
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Castro Resigns

    I'm hopeful there will be relatively smooth transition. Obviously the transition has already started, and at the ripe old age of 76 it seems unlikely that R. Castro is planning to be in power very long. Hopefully he is sincere about real reform.



  6. #6
    Asst. Regional Manager
    Points: 227,307, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 34.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    mj4cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    16,231
    Points
    227,307
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 430
    Given: 345

    Re: Castro Resigns

    Castro's basically been out for a year and a half now. His brother has run everything behind the scenes.


    @RandomGeoFacts

  7. #7
    Legend
    Points: 145,488, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cybsball20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    12,706
    Points
    145,488
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 172
    Given: 31

    Re: Castro Resigns

    In related news, the Florida Marlins announce plans to move to Havana.



    Follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/MarkHanrahan20

    Check out my blog
    http://markhanrahan.com

    and tune into "Extra Innings" Thursdays at 6pm on 1460kxno

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM