• Fidel Castro launches two-volume 'Guerrilla of Time" titled memoirs
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I would get it, but I'm afraid once the book seller scans the barcode, the purchase information will transmit to the CIA so they can go to my house and subject me to a Clockwork-esque brainwash program for the next 20 years.
This would be an interesting read, I always found Castro to be an interesting historical figure.
[QUOTE=usaokay;34555690]I would get it, but I'm afraid once the book seller scans the barcode, the purchase information will transmit to the CIA so they can go to my house and subject me to a Clockwork-esque brainwash program for the next 20 years.[/QUOTE] We got you now,you filthy Commie!
I've already read another biography of his he co-wrote. It was a little dry, but some parts were genuinely interesting.
I hope we can get this in America.
[QUOTE=usaokay;34555690]I would get it, but I'm afraid once the book seller scans the barcode, the purchase information will transmit to the CIA so they can go to my house and subject me to a Clockwork-esque brainwash program for the next 20 years.[/QUOTE] Nope [video=youtube;Mm_8qi6y2iE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm_8qi6y2iE&feature=related[/video]
[QUOTE=Woomp;34553808]If its for sale I can simply walk to Cuba and grab one.[/QUOTE] I am pretty sure Cuba is an island.
[QUOTE=ExplodingGuy;34555014][del]Because depriving your citizens of basic rights, enacting extrajudicial and political executions, forced labor, lack of any freedom of speech, and censoring media in every way possible makes you a cool guy.[/del][/QUOTE] I'm fairly sure he said he regretted most of what he did in his past and has for the most part cleared up a lot of that which he caused.
[quote]Mr Barnet said the memoirs were "as vivid as a 3D film".[/quote] Wow, that's pretty vivid.
[QUOTE=ExplodingGuy;34555687]You should call an ambulance.[/QUOTE]no i am okay too
heres a picture of the rejected cover [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/uR6RWl.png[/IMG]
[QUOTE=Dr. Fishtastic;34562272]heres a picture of the rejected cover [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/uR6RWl.png[/IMG][/QUOTE] no it was this [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/pitLM.png[/IMG]
[QUOTE=Andokool12;34558905]Wow, that's pretty vivid.[/QUOTE] yeah that is pretty vivid isn't it vivid
give them a break guys they have no idea how to sell things
I wonder if this will be subjected to the American embargo. Hope its not.
[QUOTE=ExplodingGuy;34555014][del]Because depriving your citizens of basic rights, enacting extrajudicial and political executions, forced labor, lack of any freedom of speech, and censoring media in every way possible makes you a cool guy.[/del][/QUOTE] Something tells me you don't know much about Cuba, ie absolutely nothing.
[QUOTE=Governor Goblin;34564600]Something tells me you don't know much about Cuba, ie absolutely nothing.[/QUOTE]Please, enlighten me.
[QUOTE=Nikota;34564009]I wonder if this will be subjected to the American embargo. Hope its not.[/QUOTE] If its shipped from Cuba I imagine it will be, however if they produce it else wear Im sure it will be available in the U.S.
I want a print copy. I want people to stare at me and question if I'm a dirty commie.
[QUOTE=Nikota;34565508]I want a print copy. I want people to stare at me and question if I'm a dirty commie.[/QUOTE] atleast you're not reading hitlers book.
-snip [QUOTE]omg look its that guy you kill in black ops!!!![/QUOTE] Woah, why the fuck did I post this? :v: [editline]6th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=ExplodingGuy;34555127][url=http://polarch.sas.ac.uk/pdf_documents/TropicalGulag.pdf]Yeah, sounds like fun.[/url][/QUOTE] God damn it, it's literally hard to read. Its painful to read.
[QUOTE=ExplodingGuy;34565161]Please, enlighten me.[/QUOTE] You're the one claiming it's like fucking nazi Germany.
[QUOTE=Governor Goblin;34566411]You're the one claiming it's like fucking nazi Germany.[/QUOTE] Nazi Germany treating [B]their own[/B] citizens bad?
[QUOTE=Governor Goblin;34566411]You're the one claiming it's like fucking nazi Germany.[/QUOTE]Do you have any evidence against what I said, or are you going to continue using hyperboles?
[QUOTE=ExplodingGuy;34566522]Do you have any evidence against what I said, or are you going to continue using hyperboles?[/QUOTE] It's your claims, where is this mass murder you speak of. I would argue the US has caused more innocent people to die than you claim Cuba ever did. Cuba is by far no means perfect, it does has a struggle with dissonance, but it's not entirely suppressed with threat of death. Things like Christian Democrats and the Havana pro-Bush rallies have gone untouched by the Cuban government, if it was some mad house of anti-dissoance, than I'd think thousands of people in those groups wouldn't get away so easily with being openly anti-Castro. There is a healthy amount of dissonance in Cuba, this whole idea that if you so much as say one bad word about Castro, you're publicly executed is complete bullshit and is a lie propagated by this red scare era propaganda that has lingered around the US for far too long. [editline]6th February 2012[/editline] Considering the state of US-backed Batista's Cuba, Castro has done a lot of good for it. Cuban citizens have good education, access to free-quality healthcare, a fair standard of living, a high level in the HPI, and an alright position in the HDI. Cuba has things like Black Spring, which they repealed and apologised for, but overall, considering the intense sanctions the US has forced on Cuba, it's doing well. It's by no means a human rights bastion, but it's far, far better than the image the cold war image has made for it.
[QUOTE=Governor Goblin;34566633]It's your claims, where is this mass murder you speak of. I would argue the US has caused more innocent people to die than you claim Cuba ever did. Cuba is by far no means perfect, it does has a struggle with dissonance, but it's not entirely suppressed with threat of death. Things like Christian Democrats and the Havana pro-Bush rallies have gone untouched by the Cuban government, if it was some mad house of anti-dissoance, than I'd think thousands of people in those groups wouldn't get away so easily with being anti-Castro. [editline]6th February 2012[/editline] Considering the state of US-backed Batista's Cuba, Castro has done a lot of good for it.[/QUOTE] [url=http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/cuba]Take your pick.[/url] I admit, Cuba has gotten a lot better in the past two decades, but it does [url=http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/warstat6.htm#Cuba59]nothing[/url] to [url=http://www.cubanet.org/CNews/y00/sep00/08e1.htm]absolve[/url] Castro of [url=http://www.hrw.org/reports/1999/cuba/Cuba996-05.htm]what[/url] [url=http://cpj.org/reports/2008/12/cpjs-2008-prison-census-online-and-in-jail.php]went on[/url] under his regime. [editline]00[/editline] [url=http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm200001/cmselect/cmhealth/30/30ap91.htm]Cuba's healthcare situation[/url] is hardly admirable.
Castro is such a G. I'm interested to read this
[QUOTE=ExplodingGuy;34566819][url=http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/cuba]Take your pick.[/url] I admit, Cuba has gotten a lot better in the past two decades, but it does [url=http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/warstat6.htm#Cuba59]nothing[/url] to [url=http://www.cubanet.org/CNews/y00/sep00/08e1.htm]absolve[/url] Castro of [url=http://www.hrw.org/reports/1999/cuba/Cuba996-05.htm]what[/url] [url=http://cpj.org/reports/2008/12/cpjs-2008-prison-census-online-and-in-jail.php]went on[/url] under his regime.[/QUOTE] Those just detail my point that Castro wasn't a perfect leader, again, the stamping down of dissonants has both thinned out as well as been apologised for numerous times. The Black Spring is a prime example. The first two sources you posted are extremely vague, even with an open mind, those aren't exactly specific, and they either don't tell me anything or just reinforce the point that Cuba has always had a bad relationship with dissonants. No leader is perfect, and Castro should answer, and in some ways, he has, answer for his imprisonment of dissonants, but if you compare it to what good he did, he shouldn't be classified as a horrible leader. [editline]6th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=ExplodingGuy;34566819] [url=http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm200001/cmselect/cmhealth/30/30ap91.htm]Cuba's healthcare situation[/url] is hardly admirable.[/QUOTE] This is something I've actually looked into in the past when I wrote articles on healthcare. A lot of those issues can be traced back to economics, as Cuba is a rather poor country, a lot of that is the fault of the United State's embargo. Since this was the case, Cuba heavily relied on the Soviets for propping up their finances. Once the USSR fell, they lost that support, and their programmes have suffered due to the loss. Medicine is in supply as well as affordable to Cuban citizens, not to mention the statistics of its healthcare. For example, its infant mortality rate, life expectancy and access to healthcare. That article you posted paints many issues that, again, can be attributed to just financing. Ironically, the issues it points out are the EXACT same issues the NHS has suffered during its recession, but on a much much smaller scale. [url]http://library.thinkquest.org/18355/health_care_in_cuba.html[/url]
[QUOTE=Governor Goblin;34566908]Those just detail my point that Castro wasn't a perfect leader, again, the stamping down of dissonants has both thinned out as well as been apologised for numerous times. The Black Spring is a prime example. The first two sources you posted are extremely vague, even with an open mind, those aren't exactly specific, and they either don't tell me anything or just reinforce the point that Cuba has always had a bad relationship with dissonants. No leader is perfect, and Castro should answer, and in some ways, he has, answer for his imprisonment of dissonants, but if you compare it to what good he did, he shouldn't be classified as a horrible leader. [editline]6th February 2012[/editline] This is something I've actually looked into in the past when I wrote articles on healthcare. A lot of those issues can be traced back to economics, as Cuba is a rather poor country, a lot of that is the fault of the United State's embargo. Since this was the case, Cuba heavily relied on the Soviets for propping up their finances. Once the USSR fell, they lost that support, and their programmes have suffered due to the loss. Medicine is in supply as well as affordable to Cuban citizens, not to mention the statistics of its healthcare. For example, its infant mortality rate, life expectancy and access to healthcare. That article you posted paints many issues that, again, can be attributed to just financing. Ironically, the issues it points out are the EXACT same issues the NHS has suffered during its recession, but on a much much smaller scale. [url]http://library.thinkquest.org/18355/health_care_in_cuba.html[/url][/QUOTE]Point taken, I concede.
[QUOTE=ExplodingGuy;34567050]Point taken, I concede.[/QUOTE] he concedes
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