Click on a label to read posts from that part of the world.
Feb 9th 2011 2:12PM Taking my comments off won't shut me off! Boycott AOL on February 14.
Feb 13th 2010 5:02PM The Washington snow storm broke the 1922, Knickerbocker Storm record of 27 inches, and came within three feet of breaking the 1774 record reported by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson in their writings. In 1774 there were no cars, no industrial smoke stacks, no over-population,farting and belching, to increase carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Similar scenario describes 1922. So, how come with all the supposed man-made carbon produced by all our activities; industry, people, cow belching are we breaking records going back to when very little atmospheric carbon was being produced? Could global warming/ climate change be produced by solar activity and not by us insignificant humans? Um....
Nov 7th 2009 6:30PM What kind of fools do these liberal spenders think we are? The unemployemtnrate is really 17% except we're not counting people who gave up looking for a job , and people who ran out of benefits.
I challenge Mr. Scott to reveal how much money he will make if the people reading this column buys stocks come Monday morning!
Sep 13th 2009 8:03PM I like to educate you.
I have been to Cuba twice since Castro took over. I was impressed by several things:
1. No beggers
most are in prison.
2. No homelessness
Also in prison.
3. Freedom to travel. When we rented a car in 1999, we recieved a street map
to help us get around
You should ask the average Cuban that doesn't belong to the Communist party if they are allowed to travel from province to province without having to show reason and traVEL PERMITS. Also, check out the neighborhood CDR's -- Committes for the Defence of the Revolution. Each block has one of these and they are very effective in reporting their neighbor's daily activities.
4, Catholic churches everywhere
Indoctrination against religious teachings was started when I was 9 years old and ended a few years ago.Cstro does not have anything to worry about from the religious front.
5. Medical Students attending the University from all over the world, including the
USA. Even non-Cubans were attending Medical School free of charge
Modern Communist indoctrination practices.
6. Free Health care in modern, up to date health care facilities
Yeah, my uncle died 20 years after I left the island, and I never saw him again, thanks to Castro's anti family policies. My mother did travel to take care of him in his last days on earth. Doctors had mis-diagnosed lung cancer and by the time they discovered it, it was too late. When my mother saw her brother, some 20 years later, he was dirty, unkempt, in a hospital that did not have any AC or screen windows. Furthermore, she had to go to the store for foreigners and buy toilet paper, because the hospital did not have any.
7. Lots of medical research going on, including annual research conferences
attended by researchers from around the world, except the USA.
8. Extremely efficient systems
9. The beginnings of Free entertprise in privately owned Taxi Services and
My conclusion was that Castro welcomed the blockade--it gave him someone to
blame for any deficiency (although I did not observe many). But then, all politicians do this,
Next time you go to Cuba, please try to see the things they won't show you, and when you put that nice juice steak in your mouth at dinner time, know that the average Cuban bare has anything to eat.
Oct 27th 2008 3:40PM Finally, the promise of equality, where everybody is reduced to the same level of poverty! Long live the hammer and sickle! I can't wait until all the idiots voting for Obama and the "change you can count on"
(read: Communist revolution) get their due.
Oct 9th 2008 4:56PM If you're against free market economics, then you're against capitalism which has been where all our past economic success has come from. Therefore, you must be for Communism and I will be laughing on the sidelines when we are all reduced to same level of poverty. We'll have equality then!