...What's not to like about Cuba?
Total number of Americans on welfare 12,800,000
Total number of Americans on food stamps 46,700,000
Total number of Americans on unemployment insurance 5,600,000
Percent of the US population on welfare 4.1 %
Total government spending on welfare annually (not including food stamps or unemployment) $131.9 billion
Percent of recipients who are white 38.8 %
Percent of recipients who are black 39.8 %
Percent of recipients who are Hispanic 15.7 %
Percent of recipients who are Asian 2.4 %
Percent of recipients who are Other 3.3 %
How do you know anything about the "fascist dictator" in Cuba? Have you ever visited there? What's your source for information? Do you know people in Cuba who are suffering under Raul? Who are they?
The people of Cuba who are younger than 50 years old; how are they responsible for Cuba's politics?
How about the people of China and Russia? Are they suffering the same fascism?
Please tell us where you get your information?
UN Human Rights Council Election: China, Russia Get More Votes than UK, France
November 12, 2013 - 5:53 PM
By Patrick Goodenough
Human Rights Council election 2013
Voting takes place in the General Assembly on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, to elect 14 members of Human Rights Council. (UN Photo/Evan Schneider)
(CNSNews.com) – Cuba’s election onto the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday saw it receive more votes than two challengers in the Latin America group – both democracies – while China, Russia and Vietnam all received more votes than Britain and France.
The vote in the General Assembly was by secret ballot.
According to the U.N., the HRC is “responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them.”
“This is a black day for human rights,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of U.N. Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental human rights group.
“Despite the much-vaunted 2006 reform – which scrapped the discredited Human Rights Commission and created a new and supposedly improved council – today’s election of the world’s worst human rights abusers means that we are back to square one. Instead of reform, we have regression.”
- See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/un-human-rights-council-election-china-russia-get-more-votes-uk#sthash.VEeBdmOz.dpuf
We trade with China, Russia, and Vietnam. Do they have freedoms of a democracy?
Laughing, but it's true, and sucks up pages and bores me. Not against individuals - for example, I see Brandon's points - but this stuff kills fleas and eats pages.
Anyone read more on any administration take? I'm remiss, as I'm somehow not in the mood yet (the 49ers are playing, apparently poorly).
We only sort of have democracy here, these days.
. . . What's not to like about Cuba?
The fascist dictatorship thing. People have the right to vote for their leaders and to speak their opinions freely.
It's because you wrote on this very page,Quote:The fascist dictatorship thing. People have the right to vote for their leaders and to speak their opinions freely.
All people DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE FOR THEIR LEADERS. Loas, China, and Vietnam are socialist countries that our country trades with.
Cuba is the only country we don't have open trade with. So your problem about fascism doesn't hold water.
It's because you wrote on this very page,Quote:The fascist dictatorship thing.
People have the right to vote for their leaders and to speak their opinions freely.
All people DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE FOR THEIR LEADERS.
Loas [sic], China, and Vietnam are socialist countries that our country trades with.
Cuba is the only country we don't have open trade with.
So your problem about fascism doesn't hold water.