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Old 13th Jul 2014, 09:26
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It is really sad that young Americans wanting to see the world are apparently so ashamed of their country they choose to pose as Canadians.

P.S. I am just having a bit of fun, you know?
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Old 13th Jul 2014, 09:32
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C'mon now, you know it's the Yanks that have no sense of irony. It's the one thing your lot gives us credit for, don't take that away.
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I wonder what kind of tourists Cubans will be when they finally get to travel the world freely...?

Most of the Cubans I have met outside Cuba and the USA have been doctors working in Africa and, wherever they are, they seem to be nice folks in the main...

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Old 13th Jul 2014, 09:35
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Most of the Cubans I have met outside Cuba and the USA have been doctors working in Africa and, wherever they are, they seem to be nice folks in the main...
I believe that quite a few years ago now there were some Cubans `working` in parts of Africa who were not Doctors or very nice people at all really.

Knew a bloke who had to `deal` with some of them from time to time.
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Old 13th Jul 2014, 09:37
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C'mon now, you know it's the Yanks that have no sense of irony. It's the one thing your lot gives us credit for, don't take that away.
Aw shucks since you put it that way.

Actually I give the Yanks their due, they do irony straight faced and with a stiff upper lip and a gleam in the eye that would make even a Brit proud!

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Old 13th Jul 2014, 09:40
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in parts of Africa who were not Doctors or very nice people at all really.

Met a couple of those.

In truth they were, for the most part, young schmucks caught up by world politics and forces far bigger than them. Pleased to be out of Cuba's 'paradise' and hoping not to meet too many South Africans in Africa.

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Old 13th Jul 2014, 09:44
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E2NZ.org | A long hard look at New Zealand

Fascinating reading in the migrants tales area. Sounds like I'll be treated a whole lot better in Cuba than in NZ.

Discount the Yank entries and the Brits alone paint a damning picture of everyday life in NZ. Quite the xenophobic lot. That said, I'm sure most are just good folk.
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Two young women way out of their usual environment.
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Old 13th Jul 2014, 09:45
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Wish I could find the article again about how Fidel managed to ship all those happy go lucky socialist freedom fighters to Africa.

Lemme see
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Old 13th Jul 2014, 09:47
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Sounds like I'll be treated a whole lot better in Cuba than in NZ.

Discount the Yank entries and the Brits alone paint a damning picture of everyday life in NZ. Quite the xenophobic lot. That said, I'm sure most are just good folk.
NZ is worse than your wildest nightmares, best you stay away, as far away as possible.

(Just kidding of course!)
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Old 13th Jul 2014, 09:48
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Like it or not junk, it was relatively peaceful during that period.
If you think thousands of coalition troops killed and maimed during that period was relatively peaceful then I'd agree with you West Coast. Remind me, what was the reason blunder boy and his poodle went in there for ? Oh yeah, WMDs. Any luck yet ?
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History of Cubana de Aviación - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Necessity is the mother of invention. Kudos to the Cuban maintainers for keeping the fleet flying.
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Old 13th Jul 2014, 09:59
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Junk

Can uninvade. The responsibility was at that point to reduce the level of violence. That succeeded during the surge. Disprove that.

you think thousands of coalition troops killed and maimed during that period was relatively peaceful
The level of deaths went down. Down to the point that non hostile deaths exceeded those that happened in combat.

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Old 13th Jul 2014, 10:04
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Kudos to the Cuban maintainers for keeping the fleet flying.
Broken link or, worse, state censorship... now that was funny or was it ironic...?

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Old 13th Jul 2014, 10:08
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The level of deaths went down. Down to the point that non hostile deaths exceeded those that happened in combat.
Whoop-de-do! Thank heaven for small mercies eh?
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Old 13th Jul 2014, 10:11
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Scrol down about 1/4th of the page on this link. Not as detailed as the one that wouldn't open. It discussed how the mx folks took parts from Russian made aircraft and adopted them to work on the British Britannia instead.


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Old 13th Jul 2014, 10:12
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point that non hostile deaths exceeded those that happened in combat.
American deaths sure (and glad for that stat) but for the most part the average Iraqi 'citizen' has seen casualties run at a depressingly high rate (and now growing) whether the 'allies' were there or not.

But say guys, aren't we mixing our metaphors here. This thread is about Cuba, salsa music and the rest...

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Old 13th Jul 2014, 10:20
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Scrol down about 1/4th of the page on this link. Not as detailed as the one that wouldn't open. It discussed how the mx folks took parts from Russian made aircraft and adopted them to work on the British Britannia instead.
Cheers West Coast. really interesting.

I have always found the Cuban use of Russian aircraft interesting...

Didn't even know they had flown the Britannia.

Dare I post a video (I promise that I will limit myself to one a week outside the music thread)...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW5aC5PSydc
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